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sorry, I think I may have started that with a tongue-in-cheek comment when I posted a pic of my IWC + garage.

for the record I don't think it's douchey per se but there are some horrible DB's on Instagram and other social media that just try to cram as many watches + cars + planes in their shots, and it becomes an exercise in "hey look at how baller I am" instead of watch appreciation. there is somewhat of a fine line
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No worries HRoi, I just wasn't sure if there was something about it that made it less, tasteful than say watches with suits, shoes, food, etc.

 

Yes, Instagram does have its share of people who are show offs.  However, I suppose I've seen that on lots of other social media also.  

 

Have a good evening.  :cheers:

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We're all show-offs of a sort. Most of us here try to be more subtle about it, which is as it should be, but let's face it, we've all got a bit of the show-off in us wink.gif

Of course, some have more to show off than others...
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Is a shot of a SubC in a free shuttle bus a DB shot!!!!!

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We're all show-offs of a sort. Most of us here try to be more subtle about it, which is as it should be, but let's face it, we've all got a bit of the show-off in us wink.gif

Of course, some have more to show off than others...

I suppose on some level maybe we all have some "Show off" in us. Although I like to think that at least here, we are a group of friends sharing something we know our friends would appreciate, and on the flip side its a bunch of friends sharing in the joy and excitement that a friend of ours has been able to acquire something he really wanted.
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I suppose on some level maybe we all have some "Show off" in us. Although I like to think that at least here, we are a group of friends sharing something we know our friends would appreciate, and on the flip side its a bunch of friends sharing in the joy and excitement that a friend of ours has been able to acquire something he really wanted.

+1

Quite right, of course.
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Bracelets on men are a monstrosity in all their forms.  But I'm not claiming that this view represents a consensus!

 

Tifo - I suspect a watch like mine could be had cheaper than most G-Shocks.  Vintage Omega = value!  Though that's mostly sentimental in my case.

 

I'm still hunting for one for exactly that reason!

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Crap. Frills beat me to it.

I wore my Sub on MUNI today.



But it gets better. You see, the FREAKING HIGH SCHOOL KID SITTING NEXT TO ME was wearing a vintage Air King with engine turned bezel. I shite you not.

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^^^ Hahaha awesome Hayward! :)

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Audemars petronius borrelli and Canali


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True elegance you can see the attention to detail. Congratulations!

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Is a shot of a SubC in a free shuttle bus a DB shot!!!!!

 

First "LOL" of the day - thank you, Your Majesty!

 

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I suppose on some level maybe we all have some "Show off" in us. 

 

Definitely, but you're right: I've just shared a watch worth a couple of hundred dollars.  And it was me who made the IWC/Porsche analogy and asked for pics of your Cayman, so this is definitely a matter of sharing things in which we're all interested, and indeed at the request of others.  But you're all still show-offs, and I'm happy for you. :)  

 

Nobody asked to see Frilly's shoes, but I'm interested in those and this is a men's style forum after all.  I'm rather less in his bodybuilding, to be honest, but we love the whole Frilly package, right?

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OK, flashy bastards, you've had your time.  Welcome back to economy class.




Later I will post a picture of a used Lada.  Or something.

Cool.

What would be your favorite resource in the interwebs for vintage Omegas? I've been looking these lately with interest, as they are quite affordable but still stylish.
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Cool.

What would be your favorite resource in the interwebs for vintage Omegas? I've been looking these lately with interest, as they are quite affordable but still stylish.
 

Thanks.  Mine was my father's, so I didn't buy it (or feel the need to replace the scuffed up dial - I like it as it is).  It seems to me that it depends really what you want to spend and how fussy you are about getting every detail "right": for example, my watch originally would have come on a steel mesh strap with solid ends that fit the case - you can see from the gap between the strap and the case that something different is supposed to fit there.  I have seen "new old stock" steel straps that would fit, on eBay.  So far I haven't been bothered to get one.  

 

My watch had also been broken at some point in the distant past, and fixed with alien pieces.  I had the non-Omega second hand and (acrylic) crystal replaced with Omega parts, and also a new crown.  The stamped dial couldn't be repaired, and I didn't want it to be anyway so I left it.  What I have, then, is a watch with official but non-original parts, some damage, a strap that doesn't really fit as the original would have, no box, papers or detailed provenance, and a negligible resale value.  Which is fine - I have it because it's simple and understated and it was my father's, and later it will be my son's.

 

For cheap stuff like this, there is plenty on eBay for as little as $2-300: scruffy, incomplete and possibly with unoriginal bits.  But at that price, I wouldn't care very much.  And although you might get some Frankenstein-style mash ups of different watches, I suppose, I doubt anyone is going to put much energy into faking an old-looking Omega that's only worth $200 anyway.  I'd be more worried buying something on eBay that's supposed to be perfect.  

 

And on that note, if you're looking for something a little better - RogerP's beautiful example, for instance - or perhaps something in gold or with a particular reference, then you need a lot more care.  On that, I'm not the person to advise, because I'm just not knowledgeable about the business or history of Omega or other watches.  Fortunately for you, others here are.  I'm sure they will have suggestions.  Chrono24 is a site I look to check prices on, and there are plenty of others associated with different internet forums.  Who's reliable and who isn't, I'll leave others to suggest.

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We're all show-offs of a sort. Most of us here try to be more subtle about it, which is as it should be, but let's face it, we've all got a bit of the show-off in us wink.gif

Of course, some have more to show off than others...

I suppose on some level maybe we all have some "Show off" in us. Although I like to think that at least here, we are a group of friends sharing something we know our friends would appreciate, and on the flip side its a bunch of friends sharing in the joy and excitement that a friend of ours has been able to acquire something he really wanted.

THIS.
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