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Aren't the rest of you TWATers going to give me more shyt about the white strap, or are you all just too polite?!

I don't like it on that strap, but I don't have to wear it.  So if it makes you happy, enjoy !!!

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Waiting for a wrist shot, then we'll tear it to pieces LOL.

I'll admit the white is a rather....bold choice, but that's part of the fun of wearing Panerai.

Here you go!

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UG Compax in action:

 

 

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Uhhhh, @RogerP, are those St. Crispins chukkas? 

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Sigh.  I tried the 114060 yesterday and as much as I was repelled visually by the chunky lugs it actually looked and felt good on my wrist.  Loved the damn bracelet and clasp.  And the heft of the cerachrom bezel was awesome.

My problem now is I want to get the 114060.  But I also know that I'll probably want the SD4000 when it comes out next month. HAHAHAH!

You know, there is very little better than a no-date sub. I think that all in all I would prefer the new SD4000 (depending on how thin of a profile it has). Due to your (relatively) large forearms (rotflmao.gif), I could see the chunkier / beefier case actually looking flattering on your wrist. Personally, I find the no-date's case to be a bit on the bloated side, but not so bloated that I would be deterred from the purchase.

If I can be honest though...

I see you with a SD4000 and a vintage sub. Get the best of both worlds.

TC--I have no qualms with the white strap. Is it my favorite combination? Nope. But during the summer months, it is fun to mess around with color.

Haven't posted much lately, but have absolutely loved the barrage of Reversos lately. Such a nice watch. Looks great on the wrist.

Roger, I love that UG. Absolutely frickin gorgeous.
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Uhhhh, @RogerP, are those St. Crispins chukkas? 

 

Yessir! :D 

 

Thanks Newcomer!

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You know, there is very little better than a no-date sub. I think that all in all I would prefer the new SD4000 (depending on how thin of a profile it has). Due to your (relatively) large forearms (rotflmao.gif), I could see the chunkier / beefier case actually looking flattering on your wrist. Personally, I find the no-date's case to be a bit on the bloated side, but not so bloated that I would be deterred from the purchase.

If I can be honest though...

I see you with a SD4000 and a vintage sub. Get the best of both worlds.
 

 

I'm not sure about vintage Subs.  I'm deathly afraid of Frankenwatches. I suppose I can always source something through my trusted dealer and have Rolex verify that all seems in order.  But I also tend to use my Rolexes as real tool watches - well, as I do all of my watches.  But you know what I mean.  Sand, submersion, chlorinated water, sea water, kids.  A friend asked if I wiped my kids' butts while wearing my Rolexes - of course I did.  He said I really did use them as Stool watches.  Boom!

 

I am not sure I will be able to "take care" of vintage Subs as well if I plunged them in the water (wait, aren't that what they're made for?), banged them around (which is why I like the cerachrom bezels of the newer ones), etc.  I like the conveniences of the modern stuff Rolex made for this reason - including the not-trivial glidelock clasp adjustment thingamagigy.

 

But, we'll see if the SD4000 slakes my thirst for Subs.  OR - if I end up not waiting for one and getting another Sub before the end of May.  Ahahahaha!

 

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Yessir! :D 

 

Thanks Newcomer!

 

Model 524 Color 606 on the Riva last?

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I'm not sure about vintage Subs.  I'm deathly afraid of Frankenwatches. I suppose I can always source something through my trusted dealer and have Rolex verify that all seems in order.  But I also tend to use my Rolexes as real tool watches - well, as I do all of my watches.  But you know what I mean.  Sand, submersion, chlorinated water, sea water, kids.  A friend asked if I wiped my kids' butts while wearing my Rolexes - of course I did.  He said I really did use them as Stool watches.  Boom!

I am not sure I will be able to "take care" of vintage Subs as well if I plunged them in the water (wait, aren't that what they're made for?), banged them around (which is why I like the cerachrom bezels of the newer ones), etc.  I like the conveniences of the modern stuff Rolex made for this reason - including the not-trivial glidelock clasp adjustment thingamagigy.

But, we'll see if the SD4000 slakes my thirst for Subs.  OR - if I end up not waiting for one and getting another Sub before the end of May.  Ahahahaha!


Model 524 Color 606 on the Riva last?

You know, this is very true. I guess when you put it that way, I completely understand. I guess I find the sub no date and the sea dweller a tad redundant. Any with your beautiful collection, I think that a vintage watch would really complete it. You would just have to wear it more like your Pateks (save the Nautilus), and less like your Explorer. But I understand why you may not want to do that.

Of course, these watches made it through some tough conditions, and I think that (for the most part, and depending on the model) they could withstand most of what you can throw at it!
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You know, this is very true. I guess when you put it that way, I completely understand. I guess I find the sub no date and the sea dweller a tad redundant. Any with your beautiful collection, I think that a vintage watch would really complete it. You would just have to wear it more like your Pateks (save the Nautilus), and less like your Explorer. But I understand why you may not want to do that.

Of course, these watches made it through some tough conditions, and I think that (for the most part, and depending on the model) they could withstand most of what you can throw at it!


He has a datejust from his birth year I believe, so that may cover vintage Rolex. Not to say you're old of course, Frills.

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He has a datejust from his birth year I believe, so that may cover vintage Rolex. Not to say you're old of course, Frills.

Good call, I forgot about the DJ! It is hard to keep track of all the watches around these parts smile.gif.

I tend to focus on the Pateks.
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Yeah, it's not the star in his lineup, and I may have forgotten about it as well, but it was talked about during my last visit so it's fresh on my mind.

 

Also, this slowly saving stuff sucks.

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He has a datejust from his birth year I believe, so that may cover vintage Rolex. Not to say you're old of course, Frills.

Good call, I forgot about the DJ! It is hard to keep track of all the watches around these parts smile.gif.

I tend to focus on the Pateks.

Hahahahaha!

This is the Frilly long game:

1. Gets the 114060 to slake Sub thirst. Wears it and loves the heft. Catches wife's eye. Slowly but surely the 114060 gets appropriated by the missus, and every so often Mr Frilly gets to borrow it, like the white dial Daytona.

2. Gets the SD 4000 when it emerges six weeks from now. Mrs Frilly doesn't realize that Mr Frilly is wearing a "Sub" even as she is wearing "her" Sub (114060).

3. All brushed finish + cerachrom bezel resists wife's rugged watch wearing ways, so Mr Frilly doesn't wince every time he looks at the surface closely - like he does sometimes with the Daytona's PCLs. Ouch!

What do you guys think? Have I rationalized the redundant purchases enough?

P.S. After Van Cleef and Arpels's price increase this Monday the SubC ND 114060 in the secondary market will actually trade BNIB at a lower price point than my WG Alhambra cufflinks. So there. What a deal, right! I'm getting the damn Subs.

Frilly AKA "No Patience"
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I love you, Frilly.

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