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Ollllaaaaafffff!!! Got one of those too for my two year old hehhe.
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I am a huge fan of this style watch and the Basculante is a wholly underrated piece. Congrats again! I'll second the request for pictures upon arrival. 


I miss the days of Alpha Omega. I purchased my 112 there in 2004 and was actually able to receive a discount at a time when the Panerai craze was just beginning. 

...I'm still kind of in shock at the way they went out. 


This one cracked me up enough to try and emulate despite my comparatively substandard subject. Lovely Nautilus!







Great thread, guys.

Nice Reverso! Mine says hello.

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I miss the days of Alpha Omega. I purchased my 112 there in 2004 and was actually able to receive a discount at a time when the Panerai craze was just beginning. 

 

...I'm still kind of in shock at the way they went out. 

 

 

Yes, I was astonished by what happened there!  My father and I bought several nice watches there years ago.  I had been to the owner's home for parties and attended many of their events.   On occasion the owner's son still calls me occasionally.  However, after all the allegations about what went down, I'd be afraid to do business with them now.  

 

A real shame, as it was a great store and a wonderful opportunity to see many great watch brands under one roof.  I think the only major players they did not carry were PP, AP, and Cartier.  However they had, Lange, VC, Panerai, Piaget, IWC, GP, BP, Jaquet Droz, Rolex, B&M, Omega, Breitling, Tag, Porsche Design, Bvlgari, and a bunch of others that escape me.  

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apparently i need to put my watch on a stuffed animal.
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Of course you do, it's all stuffed animals these days.

 

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Nice Reverso! Mine says hello.

 

Love it!

 

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Yes, I was astonished by what happened there!  My father and I bought several nice watches there years ago.  I had been to the owner's home for parties and attended many of their events.   On occasion the owner's son still calls me occasionally.  However, after all the allegations about what went down, I'd be afraid to do business with them now.  

 

A real shame, as it was a great store and a wonderful opportunity to see many great watch brands under one roof.  I think the only major players they did not carry were PP, AP, and Cartier.  However they had, Lange, VC, Panerai, Piaget, IWC, GP, BP, Jaquet Droz, Rolex, B&M, Omega, Breitling, Tag, Porsche Design, Bvlgari, and a bunch of others that escape me.  

 

It was such a candy land!

 

A. sold me the 112 back in the day, he sold another friend dozens of high end watches, and he went to college with a good friend of mine so the whole fiasco was super shocking. 

 

Crazy stuff.

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It was such a candy land!

 

A. sold me the 112 back in the day, he sold another friend dozens of high end watches, and he went to college with a good friend of mine so the whole fiasco was super shocking. 

 

Crazy stuff.

Yes, A. sold me 2 Vacherons and 2 Rolexes, and my Dad got an amazing deal on a brand new L1 Moonphase and JLC ltd ed. Master 8 Day Reserve.  Those were some fun days.  Lots of great watches and it was long before companies were getting very strict about discounting prices.  Unbelievable how quickly the family went from what seemed to be well respected pillars of local society,  to complete tabloid style disaster.   

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Was pleasantly surprised at how knowledgable the associates I met at the Breguet boutique in Vegas were. Similarly, have had excellent experiences with the managers of Swatch Group's cross-brand Tourbillon boutiques in Short Hills and Gustavia. Very knowledgable, particularly the manager of the Gustavia shop, and not just knowledgable of their own brands, but seemingly of every brand we discussed.
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Oh just having some lunch at work.

What up, @no frills !

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Oh just having some lunch at work.

What up, @no frills !

Dang that TOG looks awesome stitchy!!!

Low carb lunch not bad looking either!

In the meantime the boys in my office are already fighting over the new girl.

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They make Tymoshenko dolls now?!

That turnograph is awesome.
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Oh just having some lunch at work.

What up, @no frills !

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coming out of the woodwork to say nice ToG Stitchyyyy! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].giffoo.gif
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They make Tymoshenko dolls now?!
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aww you haven't seen Frozen yet? =PP
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aww you haven't seen Frozen yet? =PP

Warren, do you happen to have a FPJ? Just wondering with your avatar.
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i was in an omega boutique not too long ago and it sucked. the people working there clearly did not know jack about watches and were just spewing out whatever they were taught in training like omeeeega parrots. not to mention it was in some back corner of a mall and there was no feeling of exclusivity/fancy-pants-ness or anything special at all really about the space or ambiance.

kind of the exact opposite of what they claimed they were trying to do with these boutiques. if they are mostly like this, the idea will fail imo.

I had the same experience with the boutique in Paris. Really underwhelming.
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Warren, do you happen to have a FPJ? Just wondering with your avatar.

Aww I wish man.. I don't have a FPJ CS at the moment. It's such a gorgeous watch.

You might get a kick out of this story. The first time I saw one in the wild, it was at Chuck E Cheese's (little cousin party) of all places. I was blatantly staring at his watch, he smiled and asked me if I wanted to see it. I remember thinking to myself, I wonder how fast I can run or how many tickets did this cost...

But wow I just realized I haven't change my avatar since 2009. I still can't believe I have been on this forum for almost 6 years now.

Oh btw, you guys can call me Duy. I can only imagine you guys picture me as some old cajun white dude.
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