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post #29521 of 48312
Love it!

OQ is very 70's (only in the best way)... and with that case shape and integrated bracelet, I also find it to be Genta-esque, if that's a word.

Congrats NS.

And my vote is to keep the silver dial in there.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

LOL, I believe Mrs. TC's exact words were "*esus H., another one?!!"

eventually she'll stop even mentioning it. won't even bat an eye.

Just got confirmation that ill be picking up my new one saturday morning. Pretty excited...one of the few panerais I've never owned. lol8[1].gif
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eventually she'll stop even mentioning it. won't even bat an eye.

Just got confirmation that ill be picking up my new one saturday morning. Pretty excited...one of the few panerais I've never owned. lol8[1].gif

Outstanding, congrats! Can't wait to see it.

Hey, by the way, I can't remember of I ever updated you on what I ended up doing. The two on the right are the new ones. smile.gif Thanks for the advice.

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Edited by TC (Houston) - 3/6/14 at 1:27pm
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Thank you kindly everyone! I find the finish on this piece superb, as good as any other Rolex I own or perhaps even better. The bracelet is very, very solid, truly reassuring. This watch attracts me both aesthetically and as a Rolex anomaly. It looks hella cool, and I'm looking forward to the conversations I hope it will start with other enthusiasts I meet. When you have a few watches already, I think you can afford to choose new pieces for a large number of reasons. I am not ashamed to say that I enjoy being the only one in the room with a certain watch nod[1].gif I like that it flies under most radars but the ones of geeks like myself.

The OQ movement is quite something, even for a quartz wink.gif Overengineered, and, dear I say it, for Rolex, even nicely finished shog[1].gif It's not the most precise quartz movement ever made, but it certainly has a place in the horological hall of fame (or at least in an adjacent broom closet wink.gif)

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Pictures from http://www.oysterquartz.net/, a super resource on OQs.

(Speaking of quartz, I had in my care a few years ago an Omega Marine Chronometer. That was precision to brag about! Unfortunately, I found the watch rather unwearable and it moved on.)

Dino, here is one of the ads you mentioned smile.gif

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post #29525 of 48312

NS, yes that is one of the ads I was speaking of.  I've also seen one involving ascending Mt. Kilimanjero.  

 

IMHO, the bracelet is one of the best parts of this watches.  Its solid and just looks so sleek, modern, and strong.  Congrats again on your OQ!  

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Plus if you're a real cynic you could say Rolex is all about the case anyway, as they don't finish their movements as finely as others, plus there's Tudor. peepwall[1].gif

Nothing wrong with Tudor:

post #29527 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Outstanding, congrats! Can't wait to see it.

Hey, by the way, I can't remember of I ever updated you on what I ended up doing. The two on the right are the new ones. smile.gif Thanks for the advice.

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DUDE! tell me all about that BP...how ya love it???
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DUDE! tell me all about that BP...how ya love it???

Haha, I LOVE it. For me it's the ultimate weekend and SWD watch, although I do rock it business casual sometimes. The watch just has so much presence--elegant yet rugged. I get more questions and comments about it than the 15400.

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I resized the Sub for Mrs. TC after not wearing it for a couple of months.

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But even though I've really stepped up my weekend watch game, the 15400 is still the jewel of the collection.

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post #29529 of 48312
^^worship.gif

that 15400 indeed is a top notch pick....but the BP really is a show stopper. They look great in pics, but even better in person. When i tried it on at an AD it sat strange on my pencil wrists...but a buddy has one ad he flipped the strap, (tang at 6 instead of 12) and it made a huge difference for me. Ive always wanted one of those..... just a great watch.

my wife started asking to wear my GMT IIc after i started wearing my AP most of the time. So i suppose i can say the watch is for "us" when i get one right???

also, as great as the watches look, that salsa looks fucking ridiculously good.
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I will play

post #29531 of 48312
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^^worship.gif

that 15400 indeed is a top notch pick....but the BP really is a show stopper. They look great in pics, but even better in person. When i tried it on at an AD it sat strange on my pencil wrists...but a buddy has one ad he flipped the strap, (tang at 6 instead of 12) and it made a huge difference for me. Ive always wanted one of those..... just a great watch.

my wife started asking to wear my GMT IIc after i started wearing my AP most of the time. So i suppose i can say the watch is for "us" when i get one right???

also, as great as the watches look, that salsa looks fucking ridiculously good.

Wow, I had no idea you were such a fan of the BP! It doesn't get a whole lot of love in this threak but I've been obsessed with this piece for years. It was just hard to justify the price with it being 3x or greater than the sport/casual watches I already had. Kopping the Royal Oak loosened the purse strings and I said phuck it, let's knock this one out too. Called the same guy that sourced the RO and got a BNIB 5009 at a great price delivered in about 72 hours. LOL

That was a great afternoon snack. My son was in tennis lessons and that was at the poolside grill at our club. No better way to kill an hour in balmy Houston January afternoon and shoot a few wrist pics.
post #29532 of 48312
Great seeing another BP on here, TC

I wear the strap with the tang at 6 like this:

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I also sold my friend on the watch so he got a 5009 (I have the 5004)

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I'll be honest the IWC deployant is just not very comfortable for me. I much prefer the buttery butterfly one on my JLC MC.

Still, the BP looks great on you TC, as does the AP and the Sub on your wife

R
post #29533 of 48312
Lovely VC. Would love to see more of them around here. How do you like it? Is that the older style bracelet?

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I will play

post #29534 of 48312
any love for maratac watches in here? ill need to browse the thread more. i dont have the $$ for these higher end rolex, ap, IWC, etc.

just ordered a citizen ecozilla to satisfy my chunky watch craving.
post #29535 of 48312
Lots of awesome watches being posted here! These aren't the best of pictures because of the dim lighting, but I was at a watch event last night and wanted to share:

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Clockwise from upper left:

1. Patek 5307 in platinum - tourbillon with minute repeater and instantaneous perpetual calendar with 40 baguette diamonds (3.91 tcw) - will retail for around $850,000.

2. Patek 5131 World Time with enamel dial in yellow gold and white gold. Low production numbers and long waiting lines for this application piece mean secondary market prices well above MSRP in the mid to high $60s (think $100-$140k).

3. Patek 5074 in platinum - perpetual calendar with minute repeater, featuring cathedral gongs. MSRP $622,000.

4. Patek 5160 in rose gold - perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Introduced in 2013, the hand engraved case isn't for everyone but it's lovely in person. MSRP $163,000 (WTF)...

It was a fun gathering with friends:

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In yellow gold - 5970J, me with my 3970J, 3940J. In steel - the Aquanaut Travel Time 5164A.

Then this guy wanted to take a selfie with me so I obliged:

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