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i want one of the JLC ultra slims in gold on my wrist now.
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^ That MUT Moon is gorgeous!

Early ass morning and a couple of frillyesque shots. Back in suits and back in the Royal Oak!

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Playaaa!

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so jelly. what a great watch and a great fit too.
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Looking sharp TC.

Does it feel small after wearing the Big Pilot LOL?


NS: love that pic of your JLC MUT Moon.
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Thanks guys!
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Looking sharp TC.

Does it feel small after wearing the Big Pilot LOL?

Thanks! Strangely, not at all, the 15400 is a very substantial feeling watch and has a nice size and weight to it. I did put the SS Sub on for a few minutes the other day and that did feel quite a bit smaller and lighter than I remember. LOL I've been thinking that I may need to update that one with a GMT BLNR. lookaround.gif Just daydreaming tho, my wife will effing kill me if I buy another one anytime soon.
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Great suit and watch, but what is that thing on your iPhone? :uhoh: :p 

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Great suit and watch, but what is that thing on your iPhone? uhoh.gif  tongue.gif  

Element case, Sector 5 Au. Have you never seen one? They're great!
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Element case, Sector 5 Au. Have you never seen one? They're great!

 

 

It looks like a tank :D I don't use a case on my phone. 

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Next on my list is a 15400

Very nice.  I look forward to seeing some pix here eventually.  Keep us posted regarding your shopping experience. 

 

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Thanks for your thoughts on the 5980s, guys!
Thanks mimo, I get the sentiment. And I agree. Somewhat smile.gif

But I feel that this also assumes that my collection is carefully curated, consisting only of deliberately chosen grails being kept forever. I wish it were so shog[1].gif Some of my timepieces are the result of deliberate research and warm fuzzy feelings. Others are there by coincidence, bartering, impulse or opportunities suddenly presented. Sometimes the warm fuzzy feelings go away. Sometimes they arrive long after the watch was acquired.

The point being that I am open to letting some of the watches no longer at the top go, to finance a piece that intrigues me, even if for the wrong reason. I never look at investment value as such, but I do try to consider present or future rarity or market interest, as I enjoy wearing watches that are not on every wrist.

The problem with the 5980 is of course my 5712, and the crazy price (for a steel chrono). And not to forget: the competition. There are a few interesting watches to chose from in than price bracket, to say the least. But I am not one to fawn over annual og perpetual calendars, and my dress watch quota is more than met by my vintage Pie-pan Constellation and the above MUT Moon. I have most of the vintage and contemporary Rolexes I desire, the rarest ones would not necessarily give me more pleasure than the more commonplace ones that I own.

What would interest me now is a sporty watch with a dressy feel, something a bit blingy, but suitable for casual wear (which is how I dress for work and play). Something that is a little bit indulgent, slightly over the top. Even a bit show-offy. But with real horological merit. Certainly not vulgar. Some of you may remember that I have been lusting for the AP ROC in rose on a strap. The 5980 is quite different of course, but I am wondering whether it could not be just as good satisfied.gif

Anyway, I am having a hard time choosing pieces for the culling large enough for such a change. Seems like it would have to eat into the part of my collection that really mean somthing to me. So I would say that it's probably not happening. But still a fun exercise smile.gif

Great post.  Its always interesting to see what is going on in the minds of other collectors/watch fans.  

 

I think there is nothing wrong with wanting something a bit blingy/showy.  It can be fun to have something so different from more restrained pieces that might be in your collection.  I can't say that I find a 5980 blingy/showy.  I find it large and a bit clunky, compared to a 5711 or 5712.  

 

Keep us posted on whatever you decide to do.  :lurk:    Good luck and have fun!

 

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^ That MUT Moon is gorgeous!

Early ass morning and a couple of frillyesque shots. Back in suits and back in the Royal Oak!

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Looking sharp!  Glad to see the RO getting some wrist time again.

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Since NS was talking about blingy watches...here is my bling shot of the week.  Its a 1994 16528 Daytona in YG with cal 4030 (which used an El Primero as a base movement).  It's blingy so I don't wear it often, but it was my Dad's and I really like it.  It doesn't look quite so blingy when its not in bright light, and interestingly as gold can oxidize over time (this one has...it has taken on a slightly rosier hue).  

 

 

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Dino and NS at a recent TWAT convention (Click to show)

 

It was at this moment that TC, looking on, decided to up his game and order the RO.

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buyers remorse hasn't kicked in, so that is a good thing.

I think I'm going to order a couple straps tonight. anybody have a favorite maker?


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That looks great BD, congrats.  I don't have a Panerai and haven't bought many straps, so others will no doubt have better resources. One thing I can say though: that watch deserves something more interesting.  A while back I tried on a Radiomir, I think it was the 323, that was on the most amazing sueded croc strap.  I think they call it the "Jules Verne" strap for some reason.  Now that's OEM of course, but as a concept...well...I've never seen such a pimp-tastic and luxurious watch strap.  GO do one too, that I saw on a grey-dial Pano Reserve.

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  Dino and NS at a recent TWAT convention (Click to show)

 

It was at this moment that TC, looking on, decided to up his game and order the RO.

Spot on Mimo!!!

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