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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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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.

Oh I HAVE to buy two watches at a time, of comparable value, complication and/or design, so that I can pass them on to my two kids without any statements like "hey how come she got one and I did not" and "hey how come hers is better?!?"

Lovely excuse right?
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The last time I was in Wempe with Frills and he was looking for something similar to his Nautilus to eventually pass down to his other daughter to keep things fair, I almost asked him to adopt me.
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Trying to buy a house in the Bay Area. BLNR dreams will have to be put on hold. confused.gif Probably all watch buying for a bit... I was thinking I'd console myself with an older GMT/sub.
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The last time I was in Wempe with Frills and he was looking for something similar to his Nautilus to eventually pass down to his other daughter to keep things fair, I almost asked him to adopt me.

Ahahaha!

Dayum. The wife is still torn between the LN and the LV. She has yet to make a decision but it appears my wrist has cast its own unsolicited vote:

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Trying to buy a house in the Bay Area. BLNR dreams will have to be put on hold. confused.gif Probably all watch buying for a bit... I was thinking I'd console myself with an older GMT/sub.

Bay Area homes are quite an investment these days! Good luck and let us know how things go!

Was in the area a few days ago myself:

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Frills, why not a GMT? If you have the ND Sub and are getting the new SD, I would vote GMT to switch it up slightly. But if you're feeling the green, go for it. Remember what a wise frog once said, it ain't easy being green.
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Frills, why not a GMT? If you have the ND Sub and are getting the new SD, I would vote GMT to switch it up slightly. But if you're feeling the green, go for it. Remember what a wise frog once said, it ain't easy being green.
Good suggestion; it would work well in that rotation and the blue/black version could add a bit of colour and variety.

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Dressed for the warmer weather.
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Dressed for the warmer weather.

Nice kicks!
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Ahahaha!

Dayum. The wife is still torn between the LN and the LV. She has yet to make a decision but it appears my wrist has cast its own unsolicited vote:

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LV = Green for me ;-)

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Frills, why not a GMT? If you have the ND Sub and are getting the new SD, I would vote GMT to switch it up slightly. But if you're feeling the green, go for it. Remember what a wise frog once said, it ain't easy being green.

 

 

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Good suggestion; it would work well in that rotation and the blue/black version could add a bit of colour and variety.

 

Unfortunately this really will be the wife's decision - not going to be in my rotation (except for the odd lucky day she wears one of her other watches and I want to wear this one).  She is leaning towards the LV right now.

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Trying to buy a house in the Bay Area. BLNR dreams will have to be put on hold. confused.gif Probably all watch buying for a bit... I was thinking I'd console myself with an older GMT/sub.

bummers, but getting a house is awesome. do that. then buy a watch as a prize for getting a house!
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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.

Hi Mimo, although I'm a fan of Cartier, I can't see myself choosing this piece.  I find its most interesting feature is a luminous subdial for seconds...most dive watches I've seen have a centrally mounted seconds hand.  Still not really a watch for me...I'd probably go with a SubC or SD if I wanted another dive watch.  I was merely expressing that if I were to get it I'd probably go with the bracelet version.  With the exception of the now discontinued or as the say at Cartier, "Retired"... 38mm Pasha (another Genta design), I've never really been into their sports watches.  

 

For the most part when it comes to Cartier I prefer their dress watches.  As I mentioned earlier they will be releasing a steel version of their Rotonde watch (its previously only been offered in precious metals) sometime this fall.  Its case is really handsome with bold lugs that still seem to fit my average to small wrist quite nicely. It will have some features such as 2nd time zone, day/night indicator, and I think a grand date, all powered by an in house movement.  I think that watch will cause quite a stir at under $10K retail.  

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Ahahaha!

Dayum. The wife is still torn between the LN and the LV. She has yet to make a decision but it appears my wrist has cast its own unsolicited vote:

y3a9urap.jpg

You stole me?:) I have the same ... and it's always nice ...

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Maui and G-Shock.
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