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I hear what you're saying. I'm not sure if I'm settling so much as learning about something new. Everyone gives the Pelagos rave reviews and I KNOW I'll be thrilled when I get the BLNR next year. This is my first watch but I (think) my ideal stable would be 4 watches, adding an IWC Portuguese Chrono (a real dress watch) and some type of Panerai Luminor (looks good on the brown leather on Saturdays, etc). All three are somewhat similar, I agree, which is why I thought starting off on the more affordable end would be smart.

I would probably wear the Pelagos or Sub frequently on some type of nato or leather band on the weekends and eventually when I save up for it, the BLNR on steel for work.

For what it's worth, I'm 25 and live in a fairly casual small city, so having something that's a little bit understated is what I'm after.

Okay, in that case I'd go with the BLNR and wear it a few months and see what you feel like you're lacking after that period of time. My guess is you're going to be jonesing more for the IWC or the Panny than another sports Rollie. The BLNR is striking in person and has awesome wrist presence. It also dresses up and dresses down just fine.
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If the BLNR is the watch you truly want, then save up for it.  Sure maybe you could have one of the other watches now, but at least for me, a substitute never satisfies my desire for the item I truly want.  So I say save up, and don't deplete your BLNR fund by purchasing other watches.  

 

As for the Pelagos, its nice but for what it costs I'd rather have a pre-owned Sub or a vintage Tudor Sub.  

 

The IWC Portuguese Chrono, I don't really see it as a dress watch.  To me its a sports watch on a strap.  Yes, some might disagree and yes, people often point out that 007 wore a Submariner with a Tux, but most people aren't 007.  An IWC Portuguese Chrono might seem dressier compared to a Panerai...but that doesn't make it a dress watch.

 

If you want versatility, save up for the BLNR. It gives you a GMT function if you travel, it's rugged enough for most people's needs (unless you are taking it deep sea diving), and yet it still works with a suit.  

 

Then get the Panerai, as a casual sport watch, with an interesting design, and an extra large case (if you like larger watches).

 

Then eventually when you are ready/older (I get the impression you are young, maybe I'm wrong), start looking for a true dress watch.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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THE ANSWER IS IN YOUR INITIAL STATEMENT HERE:
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A Sub was what I thought I wanted for a long time so I'm wondering if I might always have that feeling and not be satisfied without one.


Hell, some might say that a smart guy at age 25 would just buy the Sub, and be done with watches forever, happily wearing it for any and all occasions.

Me, I'm a little over 25 and still haven't learned eh.gif
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Congrats Dagon! Looking good Keith!

Swung by Washington DC for work today. Hot, sticky weather. Took large balls to wear a suit. Like, really large.

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Maybe it's just me, but I expected frilly's suits to fit better.

 

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Congrats Dagon! Looking good Keith!

Swung by Washington DC for work today. Hot, sticky weather. Took large balls to wear a suit. Like, really large.

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Maybe it's just me, but I expected frilly's suits to fit better.

 

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I like wearing ill fitting suits!

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I like wearing ill fitting suits!

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I think its just his proportions...I can safely assume Frilly is somewhat near a Drop 10 and given that it seems he loves his suits very fitted...it does create that intense "Y" to his frame which results in the bowing of the lapels as seen in the previous photo he posted. But for some reason, I really like his suits and his swag but I guess that's why he posts mainly in this thread and not the CM WAYWRN thread

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I have also suggested he relax the waist a bit and perhaps lower the buttoning point a touch; both will make the lapels lie better and smooth out his silhouette.  But, Frilly is Frilly and gives not a shit.  He is like TWAT's very own action figure.  And I'm OK with that.

 

As for the bitching about the weather, though, forget it.  It was 50C (122F) today, and I wore a three piece worsted suit all day.  The things we do for SF....

 

Anyway, back to watches, that was an interesting question: I actually think the right answer is "buy the Sub", then think about which very different watch you want next.  The Sub is slightly smaller than the Pelagos and more versatile as a "desk diver".  I also think it's more versatile than the BLNR, which although it's sexy, is a lot more eye-catching than the Sub, and that's not always desirable.  Basically, if you buy a Sub, I don't think you could ever be wrong.  I think get that for every conceivable use, and the look at either a pure dress watch, or a pure casual watch like the Luminor, a little later.  Incidentally, although Kevin Spacey would have us believe otherwise, I think the IWC Portuguese is far from a "pure dress watch".  It's lovely.  I like it very much.  But that's a lot of dial there, and the case has that lip around it that will catch on the shirtsleeve even if it's loose, and always keep the watch begging for attention.  I think there are much better options at the price for something really dressy - and perhaps even for dressy chronos, if that's what you want.  Personally I'd go for a sporty chrono maybe as the casual choice, and keep the dress watch simple.  Anyway, as some lawyer once said, "good luck with whatever you decide". ;)

 

Also, I have some more thoughts on Tudors and Subs, but it's late...another time.

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THE ANSWER IS IN YOUR INITIAL STATEMENT HERE:
Hell, some might say that a smart guy at age 25 would just buy the Sub, and be done with watches forever, happily wearing it for any and all occasions.

Me, I'm a little over 25 and still haven't learned eh.gif

Ha ha, I was about 25 when I got my sub and while I did and do love it, and happily wore the hell out of it, it didn't end the madness.

There have been more than few watches since. So it goes....
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Maybe it's just me, but I expected frilly's suits to fit better.

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Looks just fine given the pose. Frilly's not the kind of guy to go full robot and process a ton of pics to convince us he that has a competent tailor.
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Maybe it's just me, but I expected frilly's suits to fit better.

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Looks just fine given the pose. Frilly's not the kind of guy to go full robot and process a ton of pics to convince us he that has a competent tailor.

^^^ This.

Plus I was running to catch a train.

Plus it was HOT out.
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Frills likes an aesthetic and is fit that way. For what he is after, it is fit properly. I've seen him in person and the fit is correct based on his preferences. His overcoats fit surprisingly well, again, a different cut than what I would ask for, but it's cut well and fits well.

I would actually like to see him do something different with his trousers, but his lower body is a difficult fit IMO.

TL,DR. It fits the way a Frills prefers.
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Off topic, because this poster of Eva Green was banned by the censors.

Keith, you're welcome.

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She's never been shy about nudity.

House first. New watch next. Or so I remind myself.
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Congrats Dagon! Looking good Keith!

Swung by Washington DC for work today. Hot, sticky weather. Took large balls to wear a suit. Like, really large.

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No Subs or DSSDs when I'm wearing suits.n

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Had the shell cordovans shined while I was waiting for my train.

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Great photos ... congratulations ... you are one of the best!

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Guys, you've offered a lot to think about. I'll stew in my analysis paralysis a little longer but thanks for everyone's opinions!
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