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Nuke - I have to disagree with you, I don't think the new JLC Geo would be at all redundant for you. GET IT.

Seriously, I think the steel version would make a nice more-casual model. GET IT.

It looks awesome.. GET IT.

Hahaha y'all are such enablers. Honestly, if October rolls around, and my savings for my "big watch" are piddly--I will probably snag it.

I like how Mimo liked the post biggrin.gif

I will elaborate upon it more later, but I am kind of in Dino's position right now. I am struggling to decide which direction I want my collection to go.
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Hahaha y'all are such enablers. Honestly, if October rolls around, and my savings for my "big watch" are piddly--I will probably snag it.
 

 

I will not let that happen. Keep on keeping on. I'm saving hard for the next one, mostly because I got the okay to enter a new price range, but it's going to be hard to not get some other watches I've always liked along the way.

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I will not let that happen. Keep on keeping on. I'm saving hard for the next one, mostly because I got the okay to enter a new price range, but it's going to be hard to not get some other watches I've always liked along the way.
So i'm intrigued by the "okay to enter a new price range". I'm pretty new to this. Very modest collection. But I am sure that, irrespective of depth of pocket, most of us who aren't single will have the issue about getting another watch through the house committee. Does it get easier over time? For example, is there a tipping point at which it goes from "what the f-do you need another watch for?" to "OK, it's his hobby, he's a collector, I understand"? Five watches? Seven? Or does the resistance increase exponentially?
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My wife's family is still really against it, outside of her brother. That's probably the biggest issue. I see people on here getting very nice gifts from their in-laws and I'm pretty jealous, I don't even get a "nice watch" compliment from mine. I even get grief from my family. I suppose I come from a bit different background in terms of watches than most on here judging by posts; I'm really the first person in my family who has an interest in watches, and certainly the first who was willing to spend money on them. My wife knew it made me happy, but didn't really get it. She recently put a NOMOS on her wrist, and hasn't taken it off, which I think helped her understand the whole thing a bit more. So now my budget for one piece has changed, but I'm compromising on how I raise the funds so it isn't as tough a pill to swallow for her. I'm sure everyone has a different story and a different path though, and I suspect I may be in the minority, but I could be wrong.

 

I'm also trying to convince Nuke to grab the big pieces now while he is single as I think it's a lot easier versus when married, assuming you have the income to support that pursuit.

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Yes, one should load up whilst one has fewer commitments. There are presumably some subtle techniques though for increasing the threshold that they consider to be reasonable.
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Yes, one should load up whilst one has fewer commitments. There are presumably some subtle techniques though for increasing the threshold that they consider to be reasonable.
Yep. Don't tell them how much it cost and don't give enough information to be able to google it, haha.
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Nuke - 

I think you should get the JLC Geophysic ;).  I just dropped an email to my AD to see about getting on a list to order etc.  

 

Personally the Steel Geo fits a niche that I've been looking at for quite a while.  Last June I almost pulled the trigger on the JLC Master Control while in St. Thomas.  I held off, because it didn't quite feel like an "everyday" watch with my active lifestyle.  With the 100m water resistance and other features of the Geo, I think it fills that gap.  My alternative is a Rolex Explorer 1, but I already have a vintage birth year Sub that I wear as my daily.... so this one looks distinctly different enough to add more variety to my very small collection.  

 

Anyhow, enough rambling.  Time to get back to work to pay for the expensive hobby :)

- ohc

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I will not let that happen. Keep on keeping on. I'm saving hard for the next one, mostly because I got the okay to enter a new price range, but it's going to be hard to not get some other watches I've always liked along the way.

You know, I think you are right D. I am sure I could persuade the future Mrs., whomever she may be, to splurge for a Rolex, JLC, etc. But a big piece... not so much. Let's keep each other honest on this one!
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So i'm intrigued by the "okay to enter a new price range". I'm pretty new to this. Very modest collection. But I am sure that, irrespective of depth of pocket, most of us who aren't single will have the issue about getting another watch through the house committee. Does it get easier over time? For example, is there a tipping point at which it goes from "what the f-do you need another watch for?" to "OK, it's his hobby, he's a collector, I understand"? Five watches? Seven? Or does the resistance increase exponentially?

I guess I am in D's camp, except that I am moderately single. At the very least, I do not have anyone who is watching my bank account statements, and probably will not for quite some time. But all in all, my parents sure as hell do not understand the hobby, and I seriously doubt that any young lady that I date will understand it either. Even if we had the funds, the culture (at least down here) would definitely be against me making such a large purchase, especially on a watch. A new Porsche, and nobody would bat an eye. But a watch, God forbid!
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Even if we had the funds, the culture (at least down here) would definitely be against me making such a large purchase, especially on a watch. A new Porsche, and nobody would bat an eye. But a watch, God forbid!

So. Damn. True. And this exact point is something that I've used to 'defend' this hobby/passion/sickness in the past.

"If I really, really wanted a (insert vintage Corvette, 911 Cabriolet, whatever sports car here) I mean, if my heart was truly set on that-- if I would get a ton of satisfaction, and enjoyment, and years of use from that car? You wouldn't have a problem with my buying one, right? Great. I knew you wouldn't. Well, the fact is, if you took all the $$$ that I've spent to date on my whole watch collection, it wouldn't add up to a F-type Jaguar."

(NOTE: modify to indicate the appropriate car/watch budget accordingly).

"See, I'm SAVING you money...."

LOL.
Edited by Keith T - 4/11/14 at 11:51am
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Tried on the BLNR yesterday...hmmm:

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Speaking of watches that are tempting...
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^^ Suits you, Sir...I had a look at one last summer and it's definitely got some charisma about it.

 

I am really loving this page.  The thorny issue of what's "reasonable" to spend is certainly one that I wrestle with, especially with the ups and downs (mostly downs) I've had over the last few years, and the fact that this is a very new interest for me.  But the car analogy is an interesting one, as the relative questions of depreciation, pleasure, etc. are often similar equations: it might depreciate, but if you look after it and keep it pristine, it might become collectible and priceless.  And in the mean time, best just get one you enjoy so you win either way.  

 

But there is a key difference too: if I bought  a Datograph, few would notice, and those that did would probably not know what they were noticing.  And they'd be astounded at the cost.  If I bought a Porsche Cayman for similar dough, they'd think I was living well.  It seems to me the the fancy cars are going to impress more people, or at least get a reaction (even if it's only resentment/envy!), and that's a motivator for some.  But the pretty watches are a pleasure to share only with other cogniscenti.  I'm rather attracted to that.  Although I also wouldn't mind a Porsche.  I should have been a lawyer like Dino and got both. :)

 

Anyway, back to that Geophysic: yes indeed, Nuke, I'm an incorrigible vicarious enabler (I've asked to have my designation changed to "Pernicious Enabler" officially but no response yet).  But there are good reasons in this case, as usual.  I admit that when I put a MUT Moon on my wrist, it really is lovely and even the day counter didn't annoy me as I thought it might.  But generally I've found the Master series to be just a whisker short on personality.  After all, there is so much around in that price range.  Perhaps JLC have an edge in having such a range of finely-made steel dress watches, but still, they have a lot of $7-10k watches that are, to me, merely nice.  And value or not, nice isn't enough for that money in my book.  The Reversos are great and I like some of the sporty JLCs, but the Masters are a bit flat for me.  This Geophysic beast, though, has real character.  I think you've got something very pretty in your MUT Moon.  But with this, you've something that is more versatile and genuinely cool.  I really like it.  That is all.

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Speaking of watches that are tempting...


I just can't get past the polished center links and the Maxi/Super case. Granted that bezel helps to distract me from those things, but in the long run I think they are more likely to irritate me than to grow on me. Still a very cool bezel and a more legible dial.

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Tried on the BLNR yesterday...hmmm:
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kop now
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kop now


Said stitchy, always.

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