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A few months ago after a lot of research and some advice from this thread I decided on a black face Daytona as my first "real" watch.

 

Unfortunately the AD sold it before I pulled the trigger. Thursday I went to another AD who luckily had it in stock and Saturday...

 

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I went for a little drive.
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a beaut and a classic.
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2 watch weekend

Most of the week was this though:

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Switching it up to this today

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Wow...great.

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Anyone got any strong views for or against a Chronoswiss Regulaetuer CH1223SW? I've been offered one 7 years old at GB£250

 

I can't opine with any authority on what you should pay for it.  But I can say it's very pretty and I'd like one.

 

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PAM 346 and the 323 today. Mimo - your thoughts?

 

I'm flattered to be asked for my uneducated opinion.  As I've tyre-kicked more than one 323 before, I can say it wears very light for  a 47mm monster.  If it were my choice, I'd take it because I just find it more interesting - the asymmetry of the dial, and that "Jules Verne" sueded gator strap is sublime.  I really did like it. 

 

But logic is a terrible thing to apply to love, and if it's the 346 that makes your heart sing aesthetically, then do it.  You could always get that gorgeous strap as an extra, although I think somehow the 346 might work better on some dark, shiny and reptilian with contrast stitching.  Just a feeling - maybe because that "cyclops" makes it look more sporty and tough.

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congrats MG - beautiful watch and looks great on you
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Congrats MG!  

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MG-  Congrats on your new Daytona.  Looks great!  I've always been a fan of Daytonas with a black dial.  Congrats and enjoy!

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I'm thinking of picking up a $5k-ish watch this year. So far I'm liking the IWC Pilot Chrono and the Zenith El Primero:

 

 

 

I already own an Omega SMP 2254:

 

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I'm looking for something sporty, >40mm but flexible on this, on a leather strap, with more visual details on the dial. I'll probably look around for a mint condition used watch. I work in a business casual environment and rarely ever need to wear suits. I want to be able to dress up the watch for business but also wear it with jeans and t-shirt. What do you guys think? Although resale value isn't that important to me, I know the Zeniths usually sell for significant discount in the secondary market. But it also uses an in-house movement rather than a 7750.

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i much prefer the IWC of the 2. i think it has a much cleaner and classic look.
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You might want to check out the Zenith Pilot as an alternative to the one above. Much closer in appearance to the IWC although maybe not as iconic.
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You might want to check out the Zenith Pilot as an alternative to the one above. Much closer in appearance to the IWC although maybe not as iconic.

 



Agreed. The slightly dressier Zenith Captain chrono might also be an option given that his other watch is a black dial dive watch.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

2 watch weekend

Most of the week was this though:
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Switching it up to this today

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Outstanding pair there.
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I love the look of the Sub on Mrs. TC. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Was kinda on the fence about subs before, but now...

Haha, she wears it well for sure. Thanks!
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For example, below is (published!) advice from the IWJG for Exhibitors for security concerns at their events. Wonder what fun things Patek asks from their ADs and/or local offices to put together to secure collections like the one they displayed yesterday...
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http://www.iwjg.com/EXHIBITOR-security.shtml

Exhibitor Security



All IWJG shows feature heavy security for our members. Nevertheless, jewelry robberies are always a serious threat: many in our industry have been robbed, especially while traveling. So in the interest of safety, please follow our tips for protecting yourself and your valuables. We will prevail as a group!

Use our Security Services



Contact our office to use any of these inexpensive IWJG services, exclusively for members:
  • Armed escort guards. When arriving and (especially) when leaving shows.
  • Brinks shipping for your merchandise. When possible, ship rather than carry your merchandise. Smaller dealers use UPS.
  • Brinks insurance at shows.

General Tips


  1. Travel with other dealers. The more the safer. Change your travel plans to work this out.
  2. Never be alone. Don't let yourself get anyplace that will make it easy for them to use a gun.
  3. Get insurance! You can afford it. The alternative is financial disaster. (See our insurance tips.)
  4. Don't put your life's work in one bag. Don't try to carry too much!
  5. Don't underestimate the crooks.
    • They know each of us.
    • They are organized with teams in every major city.
    • They work every jewelry, coin, and antique show in America. We are just another payday for them.
    • Don't believe they get lucky when they steal a bag. It's what they do for a living!
    • It can happen to you.

If You Drive


  1. Do not stop for gas. Tank up before the trip.
  2. Do not stop for food. Avoid restaurants and drive-ins, even with large groups.
  3. Do not stop to fix a flat tire. Just drive on the rim.
  4. Do not stop if your car is hit. The other driver may be a dangerous criminal: this is a common scam that uses two cars.
  5. Do not stop, period.
  6. Use valet service, if you must park. Stay out of garages.

If You Fly


  1. Hire a cop to escort you through airport security. Do not go through security alone. The X-ray machine is a prime spot to lose your bag!
  2. Keep your bag with you at all times. Don't put it down, even for one second. Keep it on your shoulder, with a hand on it.

In The Hotel


  1. Do not leave valuables in the hotel room. The thieves have keys too.
  2. Do not trust your life savings to the hotel lobby with only one person on duty at four o'clock in the morning.

Other Travel Tips


  1. Do not put down your bag in the restroom. (Better to wear adult diapers than lose your life savings.)
  2. Avoid alcohol unless your valuables are securely locked up.
  3. Do not share a taxicab.
  4. Do not let anyone open a door for you.

This list is ridiculous. Riding on rims after a flat, leaving the scene of an accident, wearing adult diapers?! They make it seem like you have to be James Bond to survive a trade show. I understand there is a lot of money and (accordingly) a lot of theft, but this list has to have some edge of humor to it.
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saturday started with this


and finished with this


finally have a panerai back in the collection. 29M...rerelease of the old 29. now...onto more straps!
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