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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2060post #30886 of 483124/11/14 at 8:41pmpost #30887 of 483124/11/14 at 8:46pmpost #30888 of 483124/11/14 at 9:47pmpost #30889 of 483124/11/14 at 9:48pmpost #30890 of 483124/11/14 at 10:14pmJust 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.post #30891 of 483124/12/14 at 2:46ampost #30892 of 483124/12/14 at 3:14amJust 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.post #30893 of 483124/12/14 at 3:18ampost #30894 of 483124/12/14 at 3:22ampost #30895 of 483124/12/14 at 4:25amI 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?
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 resistancepost #30896 of 483124/12/14 at 4:50ampost #30897 of 483124/12/14 at 5:34am
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...post #30898 of 483124/12/14 at 5:56ampost #30899 of 483124/12/14 at 6:25amQuote: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.post #30900 of 483124/12/14 at 6:32amQuote:
More like half of half of half of the price, which makes it a pretty serious conceptual gap!
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. :)
Oh man that's beautiful, Belli! Really impressive photography too.
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