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Even a thick 5980R on a strap looked quite good to me when I tried it on - even though I'm not hungering for one.

This is a really great looking gold watch on strap. I posted a pic of one a week or so ago and got a similar response from the TWATers. smile.gif

Hahah! Well, some images are popping up and I'm not sure what to make of them. First, until the actual Basel release no one can be sure they are legit designs. Second, the 2D rendering might not do justice to what these watches actually look like in the flesh.

But from my first impressions, I do not like what I'm seeing.

Supposedly new Nautilus with complications:

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Supposedly new ref 5951 monopusher split seconds chrono with calendar and F*NG MOONPHASE ON TOP:

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Supposedly new black dial 5270 perpetual calendar chronograph in platinum:

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All from Instagram user "patekaholic" and "horo naut" for the record.

I would much rather be spending time with these two lovely ladies:

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A Travel Time version of the Nautilus would make sense. It's the only version of the Aquanaut that I like, but I'm assuming I'd prefer it in a Nautilus package (unless it looks like the one in that pic).

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I see those dolls and all I can think of is this:

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/this-terrifying-clown-has-been-roaming-the-streets-of-staten

 

If I was driving along some street in Staten Island and that clown appeared and terrified my children I would step out of my car and pulverize it.

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This is probably my favorite reverso, though CMT's is pretty darn good too:


Ahhh good call. THAT one is my favorite (just because the back is to die for. But I would be very happy with either smile.gif. IIRC isn't that Reverso kind of big though? Or am I getting confused.
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46.5x29.5 including lugs. It's a bit thicker than the Grande Calendar, but it's also a bit smaler in length and width. But yeah, not small by any stretch. The ultra thin tribute is really the only reverso that sits on my wrist well. I would probably make an exception for the Grande Sun Moon though.

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Thanks guys. Love that Grande!

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+1. Nice Veraet cloth as well! smile.gif

Can't live without it! I bought about 7 big bottles of the stuff at blowout prices when they changed their branding to WristClean last summer, and sent the below to the owner after receiving some new cloths gratis. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif




I just went to their Facebook fan page, and it's been deleted. Weird.
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It most certainly will not, but an AL&S is a truly exceptional pursuit!

I won't lie - I keep an eye on the preowned 1931 market, but I suspect I'd earmark the funds for the IWC 5002 (BP) I've wanted for so long. They seem to be available quite reasonably when they pop up here and there.
Agreed. "Manufacture" has become an almost over-marketed term despite its validity.
Great article. I definitely ran through each stage and have settled on Stage 3. I had wanted a blue-dial Submariner since the 80s, but the general ROLEX=NE PLUS ULTRA attitude of some the owners I met turned me off the watch. I'd always chosen another option when having the chance to buy, but at some point I ceased caring about other peoples' lack of perspective (or poor comportment) and finally bought what I wanted. As a wedding present to myself. smile.gif

Another article that's been out there for a while, and that sparked a lot of discussion at the time, was Timezone's Inside the COSC from 2003:

http://people.timezone.com/library/wbore/wbore631733384647656250

It's a interesting article that sees an unofficial statement from Rolex that C.O.S.C. Certification is strictly for marketing purposes, and has the director of the Geneva C.O.S.C. laboratory admitting that a Rolex movement is " the most consistently precise and accurate movement tested by COSC."

I have not read through the full 2000+ pages of this thread, so if the Timezone article above has been beaten to death I apologize for the redundancy.

270.2.63 for me today:


Beautiful Reverso. I love the view of the shaped movement on the case back. One of their best!
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Thanks guys. It's going to need a service soon so I am preparing myself to go without for a while.

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It was my grail watch for a very long time. Sadly my new grails are so very far out of reach that I pretend that they do not exist. ffffuuuu.gif

Re-posted for greatness. JLC do quirky asymmetry so well. smile.gif
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Thanks guys. It's going to need a service soon so I am preparing myself to go without for a while. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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It was my grail watch for a very long time. Sadly my new grails are so very far out of reach that I pretend that they do not exist. ffffuuuu.gif


just stunning.
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Okay guys, I've been out on spring break and that means I'm way behind (probably 20+ pages worth of TWAT) but I always look forward to getting caught up.

I can already tell there's some delicious Reverso stuff going on back there. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif




This was me last week at the indoor water park...Seamaster on Omega rubber strap:

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One of my fav JLCs.
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No date Sub today
With flashy sig monogram
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Keith T & CMT1 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

For different reasons but rocking it out just the same.
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Thanks for the good press on the Reverso, guys!
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just stunning.

Thanks. Your DJ is a particular favorite of mine as well. I've always been a huge fan of Rolex's blue dials.

A friend showed up with a 116119 this past new years, and while the new blue hue did little for me on the two-tone Submariner before they changed, I loved it against WG:

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So hard to give it back. satisfied.gif
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