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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1951post #29251 of 483122/20/14 at 6:05pmpost #29252 of 483122/20/14 at 6:17pmpost #29253 of 483122/20/14 at 6:23pmQuote:
You have exquisite taste.
And heck, I was formerly known as Cylon-Jr who acquired the same pairing before I. His acquisition was much more meaningful though:Quote:Originally Posted by Cylon
I'm afraid my answer is slightly more narcissistic, and I'm not so sure I could boil it down to a single word as elegantly as Dino has done--though maybe narcissism is in fact the word I am looking for . I find my thought patterns revolve around the idea of purchasing a watch to symbolize various elements of my own identity. By this I mean something more than a simple dress-watch/sport watch dichotomy to reflect me "at-work" & "at-play"
I've shared before the fact that the JLC MUT Moon was a wedding gift from my wife. So on a basic level, the symbolic meaning independent of whatever watch I chose is always associated with me being a husband. But deeper than that is the fact that we were married in the mosque, and so the moonphase complication has added religious symbolism. The moonphase complication isn't so useless after all if you need to track the Islamic lunar calendar too. HA!
Secondly, the Speedy Pro was purchased to commemorate the birth of my first child. I wanted something visually different than the MUT Moon (i.e. sport watch), yes, but also something that encapsulated certain notions (stereotypes?) of fatherhood--adventure, imagination, exploration. Throw in another aspect of my identity (American) and I had no choice but to go with the watch that represents the quintessential American achievement of the 20th century (sorry Hamilton).
Finally, as an American Muslim of Indian heritage I will mostly likely have to purchase a Reverso at some point in the future to keep this whole story consistent. While Polo is strongly associated with Britain and Argentina in the modern era, the Brits learned the sport during their colonial foray in India, and as everybody already knows, this is where the story of the Reverso begins. There is an alternative in the Rolex Explorer since it is so strongly associated with the himalayas, but since Mt. Everest is in Nepal rather than India, the connection is that much weaker.
So there you have it. Hope I did not bore y'all too much.
And for posterity, was followed-up by the ever-so-eloquent DerekS, who is always missed in the thread:Quote:
A shame Cylon does not post anymore, I always enjoyed his contributions.
And thanks for the kind words Durdanta, and again, wear it in the best of health!post #29254 of 483122/20/14 at 7:14pmpost #29255 of 483122/20/14 at 8:03pmpost #29256 of 483122/21/14 at 2:14ampost #29257 of 483122/21/14 at 6:40ampost #29258 of 483122/21/14 at 6:41ampost #29259 of 483122/21/14 at 6:45ampost #29260 of 483122/21/14 at 7:13ampost #29261 of 483122/21/14 at 7:56amQuote:
Happy Birthday and congrats on the Speedy!Quote:
Nice choice...and remember there is always next time, and the time after that, and the time after that....it never ends. Good luck with your next watch purchase.
Lookin sharp mah man!!!post #29262 of 483122/21/14 at 11:09ampost #29263 of 483122/21/14 at 11:27ampost #29264 of 483122/21/14 at 1:00pmQuote:
Haha thanks. Hopefully the next watch is the last one. Watches are one of the few accessories that I'd prefer to have one of and use all the time (ie like my wallet) instead of switching back and forth.post #29265 of 483122/21/14 at 1:17pmQuote:Originally Posted by wonsmithr8
Haha thanks. Hopefully the next watch is the last one. Watches are one of the few accessories that I'd prefer to have one of and use all the time (ie like my wallet) instead of switching back and forth.
Wishing you luck with that. Most of us who frequent this thread haven't been able to live by the 1 watch for all uses idea. Actually, now that I think about it I have more than 1 wallet. Oh well, resistance is futile but good luck!
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