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I lucked out with my missus, too, believe me smile.gif
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I am a big fan of GP 1966 as well. I find the size and proportions close to the ideal for a dress watch. When it comes to complications, 3 bridges tourbillions are at the very top of my wish list,

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Very elegant model
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Hah! Thanks Dachschund, Keith. mimo - the combo I chose admittedly isn't for everyone, but even I will stop short of wearing this red tux. There is, after all, only one King James.

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Very dandy colors...compliments
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Just to be clear, my wife is the tits. All this other shit is just gravy.

Also, I'm always up for talking engineering; watches, cars, packed bed reactors, fighters or otherwise.

I come from a vastly different background than what I earn. Perhaps that puts me in a unique category, perhaps it puts me in a relatable one, I don't know. I do know I married out of my class as far as the type of person is concerned. I hope everyone else in this thread is as fortunate in that regard as I am.
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TWATers, it is my wedding day here in Germany. I have a lot to catch up on in TWAT when I get back to the states. Until then, kop seems to be the answer to most watch questions.

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Just a quick clarification, I wasn't criticizing people's wives because they may not be interested in your hobbies. Simply pointing out how lucky I feel, when I see that some find it difficult to get their next hobby purchase through "Family committees."

I have friends who have wives that think their watch and/or car hobbies are silly, but their wives are truly great ladies. One can have a fantastic marriage even if you & your wife don't share all the same interests. Trust me we see & hear some absolutely insane sh*t come through our office doors when people come to us for divorces. Anyone who has a normal home life and a loving wife has hit the jackpot! You guys can hardly imagine how many nut cases are probably living in the same community or on the same street as you.
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Hi JB,

Congrats! Enjoy your special day. It goes by faster than you can imagine. Wishing you and your bride all the best! Hope you both have a blast!!!!

Oh and the watch is looking damn fine!!!!
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spoiler tag? nah.
Very reading-comprehensions...compliments
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I am interested in both cars and watches - cars much deeper and longer than watches, where I haven't progressed quite past the "I just want to collect the ones that I find pretty" stage yet.

I guess Dino's statement that there are not many car + watch guys made me think, and he's not wrong. Maybe because being both requires pockets deeper than most people have? laugh.gif

For me one hobby certainly interferes with the other. This year might be the happy intersection of the two for me because after the JLC and GL1 acquisitions of the new year, the time has come for the wife to get a new car. She's usually happy to let me select whichever car for her (which is great because it essentially becomes my other car) but she does set strict budget restrictions...so my initial foray for a two year old R8 has been met with heavy resistance
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Just to be clear, my wife is the tits. All this other shit is just gravy.
I think this statement might have an alternative meaning that you may not intend wink.gif pointing this out with the utmost respect, of course
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TWATers, it is my wedding day here in Germany. I have a lot to catch up on in TWAT when I get back to the states. Until then, kop seems to be the answer to most watch questions.


OMG! Congratulations jbarwick!!! Happy for you TWAT brother!!!!!
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Would be nice to see proper photos.
Ask and ye shall receive....







It's a very difficult watch to capture in a photo due to the domed sapphire and angles on the hands/indices, but this should give you some idea of its range. The blued finish on the central chronograph and subdial hands can vary from an electric hue to near-black, while the rose gold hands and Arabics seem to have a life of their own. You can also see a bit of dial's parchment texture. It's an absolute treat on the wrist.

The typographical snob in me has absolutely nothing to complain about with this one. Design literacy is on the decline when it comes to watches, but that's a whole 'nother story...
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^^^ Love it.  I am really craving a cushion-shaped watch.  Longines has a throwback piece coming out in that shape and I am keeping an eye open for it.

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^^^ Love it.  I am really craving a cushion-shaped watch.  Longines has a throwback piece coming out in that shape and I am keeping an eye open for it.
Thanks!

Here's a less macro-ey shot of it, in keeping with earlier coffee theme of the thread.



The original Longines Czechoslovakian military pilot's watch from the 1930s with a similar case shape is gorgeous, but that new version is severely compromised by its WTF date aperture and badly-drawn lugs. A prime example of what I mean by poor design choices in modern watches. In my opinion, at least.

At least they didn't use a triple date window, though.
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I realize this is a question of personal taste, but for me there is nothing in the current Rolex line up that I like more than what was in their line up 10 or 15 years ago. I'd take a 16710 Pepsi over that GMT above any day and at half the price too.

 

More like half of half of half of the price, which makes it a pretty serious conceptual gap!

 

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it is my wedding day 

 

Congratulations, TWAT-bro, and it all starts with a really cool watch!  This is a good omen, methinks.  May you have a lifetime of happiness and fulfillment together. :)

 

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Ask and ye shall receive....


 

 

Oh man that's beautiful, Belli!  Really impressive photography too.

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