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Congrats Nuke!

RO spending the evening in the garden with the toddler.

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RO spending the evening in the garden with the toddler.

That's a beauty!

 

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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.

I'm not a fan of a rubber strap on nice watches...so I'd want to see it on a bracelet.  I have seen the Calibre bracelet on the standard model.  I'm curious to see if it gets modified at all, for the diving version.   Its a nice watch, but probably not for me.  Although, a few friends that are big Cartier collectors are very interested in acquiring one.  

 

Anyway, wishing you luck with whichever watch you decide to focus on next. 

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Ahhh the good ol' days. For a watch-a-holic these can be the golden years. Don't get me wrong, my wife has been fantastic about this obsession and most of my collection has been obtained during our time together, but I completely feel you.

Throw kids into the mix(?) and it becomes a real balancing act for most of us.

Seeing as how you're young, mobile, and successful I almost want to tell you to go all out with reckless abandon. Almost.. hint hint.
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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.
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Haha! Although it is pretty sweet, that may be a little out of my price range. Plus, I would rather have a Lange at that point biggrin.gif. Great minds think alike...

I saw some pics of that GMT on watch anish... but I seriously doubt it looks so subdued IRL.
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That guy should take a couple of links out, but maybe he feels he wouldn't be getting his money's worth. biggrin.gif

Looks photoshopped.
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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.

aesthetically, for pr0n viewing, i agree 100%. and yet when it comes to wearing, all my steel bracelet-ed watches get more wrist time. i find them more comfortable, they stick less, they are more durable and less prone to undesirable wear and tear, and on the wrist i actually love the look of the bracelet.

maybe thats because the only bracelet-ed watches i have had are rollies with an oyster bracelet, aka, the best bracelet ever, especially the new style. the RO is a close second.

oh, imho.
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Ahhh the good ol' days. For a watch-a-holic these can be the golden years. Don't get me wrong, my wife has been fantastic about this obsession and most of my collection has been obtained during our time together, but I completely feel you.

Throw kids into the mix(?) and it becomes a real balancing act for most of us.

Seeing as how you're young, mobile, and successful I almost want to tell you to go all out with reckless abandon. Almost.. hint hint.

+1

Yeah - once kids come to the equation, behaviour totally shifts and your start doing a lot more "estate" planning. wink.gif While you can afford it, why not? You'll have a longer window over which to enjoy your watch(es), too.
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I have not bought a single watch since the birth of my kids.   

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Ahhh the good ol' days. For a watch-a-holic these can be the golden years. Don't get me wrong, my wife has been fantastic about this obsession and most of my collection has been obtained during our time together, but I completely feel you.

Throw kids into the mix(?) and it becomes a real balancing act for most of us.

Seeing as how you're young, mobile, and successful I almost want to tell you to go all out with reckless abandon. Almost.. hint hint.

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+1

Yeah - once kids come to the equation, behaviour totally shifts and your start doing a lot more "estate" planning. wink.gif While you can afford it, why not? You'll have a longer window over which to enjoy your watch(es), too.

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I have not bought a single watch since the birth of my kids.   

Boy can I relate to that. I did so much horse trading before 2003 when our son was born. I did treat myself to my GMTIIC when the SS version was released in 07. That was the last watch I bought. There are plenty that interest me but priorities change...for now.
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I have not bought a single watch since the birth of my kids.   

have you bought any kids since the birth of your first watch though?
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The Lange is lovely.

If you are open to other options, specifically JLC, I'd also suggest having a look at the Reverso Duo in whichever size suits you best. I tried the Grande version in the Bond St. boutique in London this week in both stainless and red gold and it's a really classy piece. There's a tactile thrill in flipping over the entire mechanism to reveal the second time zone and it gives you two distinct looks (white face and black face) in one watch. It's about $11,000.
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The JLC Duo is a fantastic watch. I opted for the version posted in Omega M's post for a couple of reasons; the Grande had more wrist presence than the standard Duo. Also while I liked the simplicity of the newer Grande Ultrathin Duoface (ref. 3788570), I felt that the dial detailing on the earlier model spoke to me more. I like how the light plays across the surface of guilloche, and the "arch" date window...Almost architectural. Here are a few photos of mine, taken on different days:



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have you bought any kids since the birth of your first watch though?

LOL'd.
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I'm not a fan of a rubber strap on nice watches...

 

Me neither.  And I'm not sure I like this in general: I mean, it's neat and everything, but until I get used to it, all those Cartier design cues look incongruous to me.  I kind of wish they'd gone for a clean sheet of paper with this - it feels like a Ballon Bleu in jeans andIi'm not digging it.  Maybe it will just take a while to internalise the idea of a Cartier diver.

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I didn't have much to share on this thread but I recently received a pass down Tag Heuer. Its almost 30 years old and it needed repair and it just came back today.

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The Lange is lovely.

If you are open to other options, specifically JLC, I'd also suggest having a look at the Reverso Duo in whichever size suits you best. I tried the Grande version in the Bond St. boutique in London this week in both stainless and red gold and it's a really classy piece. There's a tactile thrill in flipping over the entire mechanism to reveal the second time zone and it gives you two distinct looks (white face and black face) in one watch. It's about $11,000.

Yeah I thought about a Duo, but not sure I'm that keen on the black face and the need to reverse it to see the second time zone is less convenient than the Lange. When I'm jet lagged and between meetings in Tokyo I'd like to be able to just glance at the watch to see whether to call the kids.

I am in the market for a Reverso though (probably a Classique or Grand Taille) on the spurious ground that when reversed it'd be the safest way of wearing a nice watch on my cycle ride to work. smile.gif
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I felt that the dial detailing on the earlier model spoke to me more. I like how the light plays across the surface of guilloche, and the "arch" date window...Almost architectural. Here are a few photos of mine, taken on different days:
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Agreed. As always, love that Grande.
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