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A belated one, to be truthful - I lived near the Cottage for quite a short while about ten years ago, took my young son along a few times, then he wanted a shirt...season tickets followed...etc.  That glorious season in Europe I made it to seventeen games - fourteen at home and three away including the final in Hamburg, despite living in Oman.  I take it you're a Rams man?

 

RTC, youth ain't got nothing to do with it.  What's right is right, and you can find a nicer Orient for your dress watch gap (or Seiko or Hamilton or Tissot or vintage wonder, within your budget!)  And there's no reason that watch won't still please you in twenty years.  But one with a hole in the dial showing nothing in particular, probably won't.

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I dig it. Dem Cartier links be purdy.
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i like the rolexrolexrolex rehauts. smile.gif

I don't know why, but I have kind of grown to like the Rolex rehauts. Sometimes I look at the bare rehaut in my MUT Moon, and kind of wish that something was there. Do I want JAEGERJAEGERJAEGER in my MUT Moon? Not really. But I am not as averse to the Rolex rehaut as I once was!
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Honestly, I find those part-skeleton dials very tacky and associate them with fashion watches and nasty "hommages".  Nothing against Orient, but I think if you want an economical dress watch, then a cleaner dial is the way to go - and Orient have them too.  

Unless there's a tourbillon or something awesome to show off, I think displays of the movement should take place through the rear. smile.gif
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I don't consider myself old, though maybe not youthful anymore (early 30's), but it just looks tacky to me. Orient makes some good watches for the money, but this one would never get me to look twice at it for any good reason. If you're set on liking it, that's fine, but I don't consider random cut outs to be dressy or elegant.

I agree with both of these gents. Orient has some GREAT watches for the money (the Bambino is very noice), and I would not lump this one with those. I love skeletonized watches, but I really don't like "open heart" watches, with few exceptions. If this is the watch you are buying, I would say go for the open heart:



But a cut-out dial to show a basic Japanese auto movement with limited / no finishing? I would stick to a nice, clean dial.

I do not see it as youthful as much as tacky (I am 25 for reference).
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To be honest, the only exotic skin that really interests me is croc or alligator, otherwise I'd prefer a nice simple calf skin.  While your comparison of other skins to other dermatology issues is entertaining, to me croc and alligator look elgant and luxurious.  Its rare for these vicious animals to grow to a certain size without sustaining battle wounds that reduce the value or usability of their skins. These animals are dangerous to man and their own kind,  often battling each other even when raised on farms etc.  The difficulty in getting good quality, undamaged skins is part of what causes croc or alligator to cost so much more than other exotic skins.
  
IMHO, lizard and python are road kill in many parts of the States, so I wouldn't consider paying a premium for them.  Ostrich, I just don't think looks luxurious or attractive (it looks like it needs Clearisil), nor is it that difficult to get good skins from them, so I see little reason to pay a premium for it.  But that's just my 2 cents. 

Interesting. I am in accord with you though, I personally love croc and gator and think they are beautiful (although I do not really like the small scale straps). And this is very true regarding good skins, which certainly makes me want to make a trek down to some of the Hermes farms in Mississippi / Louisiana. The premium for alligator is definitely warranted, considering, as you mentioned, the difficulty in procuring flawless skins, and also, from what I understand, the very limited amount of the alligator / croc that can actually be used! It blew my mind when I read how many gators go into the making of a Birkin. Definitely puts the price into perspective.

Also, thought I would bring this up:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-the-hamilton-pan-europ-vintage-inspired-and-budget-friendly

I am kind of excited about this... ~$1,000, vintage looks, could be a fun little vintage inspired piece. Much more reasonably priced than the chronograph version.
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Sorry to bring this thread down, but would you consider this a dressy watch?


Orient is fine entry watch, but please don't get any entry level "open heart"
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Also, thought I would bring this up:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-the-hamilton-pan-europ-vintage-inspired-and-budget-friendly

I am kind of excited about this... ~$1,000, vintage looks, could be a fun little vintage inspired piece. Much more reasonably priced than the chronograph version.


The 1971 one only existed as a chrono, yes? Still, I think the blue one looks as a fun watch. Glad it's 42mm as the original chrono, opposed to the 45mm of the chrono re-issue.
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This is my first post ...
Just a quick Hello and a little of my personal watch porn...
I have collected for many years and have Just ventured into shoe collecting.
Enjoy
Ron

Patek Platinum 5035P

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Patek White Gold 5712G


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One off Kurt Schaffo Hand Engraved Masterpiece

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Enjoy
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The 1971 one only existed as a chrono, yes? Still, I think the blue one looks as a fun watch. Glad it's 42mm as the original chrono, opposed to the 45mm of the chrono re-issue.

I think so. There is no reason why they could not have issued a 42mm or even 40mm reissue, but you know how these things go. I agree, I think it could be a fun watch to own, nice for beating around. The 45mm Pan Europ is just way, way, way too large.
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Stumbled across this on hodinkee:



I'm usually only attracted to the simplest of Pannys, but this is rather well executed IMO. ($61K)
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I think those new Chronographs are stunning. However, they (a) shouldn't be in precious metals, and (b) are not worth anything even remotely close to $60k.
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If this is the watch you are buying, I would say go for the open heart: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

similar price point. tongue.gif

i think all tourbs should be visible from the front, as i have said like a billion times. im still sad PP doesnt, even though they have a reason for it.
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Stumbled across this on hodinkee: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm usually only attracted to the simplest of Pannys, but this is rather well executed IMO. ($61K)

this is effing gorgeous. wow. symmetrical perfection.

love the hands, and i actually like the "patina" even though its not really real.
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True. I like it, but I don't sixty thousand like it.
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If this is the watch you are buying, I would say go for the open heart:



Wow. Nice indeed. I do like that Panerai as well.
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nvm
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If this is the watch you are buying, I would say go for the open heart:


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Wow. Nice indeed. I do like that Panerai as well.

I'd have to sell my heart to afford that watch.
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True. I like it, but I don't sixty thousand like it.

 +1.

 

I like it but at that kind of money, I'd choose something else. 

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