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@Newcomer
 Bob's Watches, which I heard is a reputable online Rolex guy, has a boxes and papers 5513 Sub for $5,300.  Seems a little low so it may have been polished or something but it looks fantastic.  Has a nice creamy color to the hands and markers and the hands haven't corroded which happens sometimes.  

I saw that! That 5513 looked really tasty. There are some pretty decent deals out there for some of the less uncommon (but still beautiful) models.
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I saw that! That 5513 looked really tasty. There are some pretty decent deals out there for some of the less uncommon (but still beautiful) models.


Remember that other thing you were saving for, I vote to keep saving.

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Remember that other thing you were saving for, I vote to keep saving.

Ugh saving is hard! And immediate gratification is so... immediate.
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I vote new SD, Nuke. Immediate gratification is one thing, but this will be both immediate and long lasting biggrin.gif

celebrating my birthday weekend with a weekend off (finally!) with this bday present. Crappy pic, I know.

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Well, the new SD is one of the ideas... The other is saving up for a VC Traditionelle or a Journe Chrono Bleu, or potentially a Lange, AP RO 15202, Nautilus, something of that ilk. I think D was referring to my saving up for one of the latter smile.gif.
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Ugh saving is hard! And immediate gratification is so... immediate.

I think it'll be much easier to save for the more expensive choice now, and then purchase a Rolex in the future than the other way around. It's much easier to save and spend money before you add "complications" to your life. I'm sure everyone else will tell you to do the opposite, but you need one angel on your shoulder to offset the 20 or so devils on the other one.

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Yes I am. Keep saving as tough as it may be; I know Frilly unloading his dealer's entire Rolex inventory is not making things any easier.

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Attended a Cartier event today where they promoted their new Calibre de Cartier Diver, launched at SIHH earlier this year. Will go on sale tomorrow.

Sorry for the crappy pic. 42mm case size and 11mm height - very interesting. It's their first serious dive watch (depth rating of 300m), and the stainless steel version on a rubber strap is retailing in the low $8000s.

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Yes, I wore a Patek - but hey, I wore my Cartier cufflinks! Got to represent, ya know.

And since we are watch nerds here thought you would appreciate today's giveaway:

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Oh alright. Here's a close up of that fake Patek:

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Attended a Cartier event today where they promoted their new Calibre de Cartier Diver, launched at SIHH earlier this year. Will go on sale tomorrow.

Sorry for the crappy pic. 42mm case size and 11mm height - very interesting. It's their first serious dive watch (depth rating of 300m), and the stainless steel version on a rubber strap is retailing in the low $8000s.

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Yes, I wore a Patek - but hey, I wore my Cartier cufflinks! Got to represent, ya know.

And since we are watch nerds here thought you would appreciate today's giveaway:

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Oh alright. Here's a close up of that fake Patek:

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Obviously with the incorrect date, if has to be fake.

I wonder if the subdials even work.

:nest:

Thank goodness you didn't bring a real watch, or they may have been intimidated.

 

 

That being said, I don't like the face of the Cartier.

It looks like it is confused with 7 of the hour indicators being roman numbers and the other visible markers are bars.
It just feels confused.


Edited by bkotsko - 5/2/14 at 7:48am
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Nice comparison, Frills. I'm sure Cartier puts out a quality product.. But at $8k on a rubber.. That's SubC range biggrin.gif
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Nuke - for sure don't let us sway you. We here on TWAT (at least I do) love to live vicariously through the various new acquisitions of its members. Although I think a Rolex would look great in your stable, that's not a reason alone to plop down that much for something that doesn't really sing to you - unless you just have stacks that you need to burn through.

Save for the dream. Unless you're like me and like to get distracted every now and then. But I can't say I really have a grail that's in Lange/Patek territory. Mine are much more affordable. For now. Well If you discount the JLC Extreme Lab 2.. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks Mimo! Gosh, was over on TPP this morning, for my daily pre-work surf, and saw some vintage Rollies. I really want a 1675.



And the bakelite version (I think):



Some other pretties...




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You're a Texas lawyer now, boy!

Surely...this?




i approve both of these options!
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Well, the new SD is one of the ideas... The other is saving up for a VC Traditionelle or a Journe Chrono Bleu, or potentially a Lange, AP RO 15202, Nautilus, something of that ilk. 

Figure out which piece you would really love to own and then make that your goal, be it a Rolex, a Lange, a Journe or whatever.  If a Rolex is what you want there are tons of great options.  But if what you seek is a fine 2 or 3 hand dress watch...having a Rolex or other sport watch will still leave your desire for a fine dress watch unsatisfied and you will still have that nagging itch that needs scratching.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Attended a Cartier event today where they promoted their new Calibre de Cartier Diver, launched at SIHH earlier this year. Will go on sale tomorrow.

Sorry for the crappy pic. 42mm case size and 11mm height - very interesting. It's their first serious dive watch (depth rating of 300m), and the stainless steel version on a rubber strap is retailing in the low $8000s.
 

What a great way to start the morning.  The Calibre Dive watch will also be available on a bracelet for close to $9K  I'm really curious to see the new Rotonde in steel, which should come out around the fall.  It will be the first time that case has been offered in steel, it will have I believe a day night indicator, a second time zone and some other complication, use an in house movement and come in at I believe at close to $9,500 retail.  That should be a very interesting piece.  Hope you had lots of fun at the Cartier event. 

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Shucks, Assolutamente?

Never mind I can be patient...

Me today

I really like that shirt ... beautiful. And as always fantastic combinations.

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Yes I am. Keep saving as tough as it may be; I know Frilly unloading his dealer's entire Rolex inventory is not making things any easier.

It definitely has not! They are some great looking watches. But I will keep saving, I just won't like it nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Attended a Cartier event today where they promoted their new Calibre de Cartier Diver, launched at SIHH earlier this year. Will go on sale tomorrow.

Sorry for the crappy pic. 42mm case size and 11mm height - very interesting. It's their first serious dive watch (depth rating of 300m), and the stainless steel version on a rubber strap is retailing in the low $8000s.

You know, I have been waiting to see this in the flesh for a while. I think it is one of the best novelties this year, at the very least from Cartier. I think it was a brilliant move on their part. I would like to hear your thoughts on it.

And lovely pictures of the Patek, even if it isn't real! I love that close-up shot. The devil is in the details.
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Nuke - for sure don't let us sway you. We here on TWAT (at least I do) love to live vicariously through the various new acquisitions of its members. Although I think a Rolex would look great in your stable, that's not a reason alone to plop down that much for something that doesn't really sing to you - unless you just have stacks that you need to burn through.

Save for the dream. Unless you're like me and like to get distracted every now and then. But I can't say I really have a grail that's in Lange/Patek territory. Mine are much more affordable. For now. Well If you discount the JLC Extreme Lab 2.. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Yeah, I completely agree. There are many watches that sing to me... and that I want to acquire at some point... and those are the watches that it is hard to say no to. I could pick up a BLNR, or a SD4000, but that would completely destroy my "time-only" piece grail.

As related above by DLJr, I am in a unique position right now where my expenses are low, and my income is (relatively) high. I also have no one who can tell me what I can and cannot splurge on. So I have a unique opportunity to make an irresponsible decision, and plunk down some cash on a Journe, VC, Patek, AP, etc. I feel like the window is ever-decreasing. Once marriage comes along, so does home ownership, furnishing said home, bills, etc.

The Extreme Lab 2... sooooo cool. Have you seen that youtube video?
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Figure out which piece you would really love to own and then make that your goal, be it a Rolex, a Lange, a Journe or whatever.  If a Rolex is what you want there are tons of great options.  But if what you seek is a fine 2 or 3 hand dress watch...having a Rolex or other sport watch will still leave your desire for a fine dress watch unsatisfied and you will still have that nagging itch that needs scratching.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

What a great way to start the morning.  The Calibre Dive watch will also be available on a bracelet for close to $9K  I'm really curious to see the new Rotonde in steel, which should come out around the fall.  It will be the first time that case has been offered in steel, it will have I believe a day night indicator, a second time zone and some other complication, use an in house movement and come in at I believe at close to $9,500 retail.  That should be a very interesting piece.  Hope you had lots of fun at the Cartier event. 

You know, I agree. The itch needs to be scratched. Any if any of my collections provide a good illustration--when I get my "grail" (attainable), I am usually a lot more content to explore some more "fun" and "exciting" options. Once I got some EGs, I was much more content to pick up some navy suede Aldens, shell loafers, etc.

And you know, I saw the Bracelet for the Calibre watch... it was a bit underwhelming. I really want to see the dive watch in the flesh though.

As an aside... I wonder how much I really like watches with bracelets. I find myself drawn less and less towards watches on a bracelet, and more towards watches on leather or gator. More of a comfort thing, especially while typing.
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