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Today for office more serious subtile watch. No sportive like the weekend. Which do you gentlemen like the better?

 

I prefer the Hublot ... I like the most. I have this model of Rolex, but the other I find it really special. Compliments. Hublot has always fascinated me. I also saw one of their sports model made ​​with Ferrari, and was very sporty. I liked it. Congratulations to both clocks.

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It was your emerekan friend DLJr who uses this term . I only copied it in reply. Maybe you talk to him too? I did not mean to offend, but thought this was considerd proper conversation term here as it was used by other member before me.

 

How do you normally refer to pussy then? What do you not like about Hublot? It is a brand with very high Prestige here in Moskva.

 

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I don't speak for anyone else on here, but I prefer not to refer to real. live human beings as "ass." Oh, and I'm not an Hublot fan, either.

 

My use of ass was to refer to casual encounters with the gender of your choice. Neither male nor female was meant to be implied. My apologies for reducing people to objects for the purposes of making my point.

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I don't know much about watch maintenance, so this is a genuine question: can you really clean a watch with a steamer? Doesn't it get too hot? I mean metal expanding et cetera?

YMMV, but if you are going to use a steamer, I'd only use it on the bracelet links.  I'd keep it away from the watch case.  Other's may disagree but a watch maker once told me very quick extreme temperature changes can cause condensation to form inside the watch case.  Also if done repeatedly over time it can cause gaskets to breakdown or compromise their integrity more quickly.  So for just the bracelet, not a big deal, but I'd keep it away from the bezel and other parts near the actual watch case.

 

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 What do you not like about Hublot? It is a brand with very high Prestige here in Moskva.

Personally, I give credit to Hublot for being one of the first (if not the first) watch companies to use a rubber strap on watches back in the 80's.  Then they almost disappeared and were forgotten for years.  However, I find them to be kind of a "Copy cat" of the AP Royal Oak, and their Big Bangs merely another borrowed idea based on the AP Offshore RO.  I find little original in their designs, other than using rubber straps.  So for me they hold no appeal. 

 

I suppose what may seem very prestigious in some countries in not as prestigious in others.  I don't see them as prestigious, I see them as kind of a mid-level and at times overpriced watch (unless one buys at a big discount or pre-owned).  They also don't seem to hold their value that well.  A guy I know bought one of their Suzuka limited edition Big Bang watches and then when he wanted something else...it was fire sale time.  He was astonished that he just kept having to slash the price drastically to try and get some interest.  He only got a lot of low ball offers.  I wouldn't encourage someone to buy or not buy a watch based solely on resale value, but its something I would consider regarding the brand, at least in the US.

 

In the end if you like and enjoy Hublots (hopefully for reasons beyond it enticing your local women), then that is what really matters. 

 

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Today for office more serious subtile watch. No sportive like the weekend. Which do you gentlemen like the better?

 

For reasons above, I prefer the Submariner. 

 

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how much was that service?

$600.  

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Dino, speaking truth as always. I have always found Hublots to be derivative and over-priced. No appeal for me whatsoever - I wouldn't wear it even if given to me for free. But to each his own.

And definitely the Sub. No competition whatsoever.
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Hublot is one of the companies I'm referring to when I say that the industry is mostly bullshit.
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Dino, speaking truth as always. I have always found Hublots to be derivative and over-priced. No appeal for me whatsoever - I wouldn't wear it even if given to me for free. But to each his own.

And definitely the Sub. No competition whatsoever.

Thank you my friend.  Spot on assessment.  :fistbump:

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On a totally unrelated note, I'm headed to Montreal on Thursday for the Gran Prix.  I've been work work many times but rarely for play ... 

 

Any suggestions food/drink-wise or for the race if anyone's been before? 

 

I know we have some well-traveled folks in this thread.

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A quick photo of the Oysterquartz that I started off wearing this morning, next to the Explorer II that I'm now wearing this afternoon. 



Pair of aces you got there, Dino.

Glad to see that Rolex took good care of you with the servicing.



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Newcomer, you should totally hold out for this one. I think you're doomed to misery if you buy anything else next. The only exception you may be granted, is for a comparable extraordinary piece, such as a Nautilus, or something of that ilk.


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Sorry, I have another watch on the way, so I'll get back with proper watch posts shortly shog[1].gif


Looking forward to seeing your new acquisition...





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On a totally unrelated note, I'm headed to Montreal on Thursday for the Gran Prix.  I've been work work many times but rarely for play ... 

Any suggestions food/drink-wise or for the race if anyone's been before? 

I know we have some well-traveled folks in this thread.

Been to Montreal once: crashed a rental car, never made it to my business meeting, had dinner at the airport and flew home. True story.

Sorry, I know that's not helpful, but I'm sure you'll find plenty of fun there, and maybe someone other than Nico or Lewis at the front of the pack.
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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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^^^^ Also, a belated thanks for this, frilly. A Dame To Kill For, indeed! What a nice robe she's almost wearing...^^^



Trying to keeping it watch-related, I've gone vintage today:

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Pair of aces you got there, Dino.

Thanks Keith! I'm glad to have the Ex2 back home.  :cheers:

 

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On a totally unrelated note, I'm headed to Montreal on Thursday for the Gran Prix.  I've been work work many times but rarely for play ... 

 

Any suggestions food/drink-wise or for the race if anyone's been before? 

 

I know we have some well-traveled folks in this thread.

Spent a week there on vacation and to be honest, I thought it was a disappointment.  Maybe too many people talked up the food, nightlife, and site seeing, but it didn't live up to our expectations.  My wife and I love good food and we get lots of recommendations and do a lot of research before we travel.  Sadly, I have had far better food be it comfort food or fine dining,... in Chicago, NYC, Vegas, Boston, Providence, CA, DC etc.  I thought their nicest restaurants at best are only competitive with a few mid -high level chains in the US.  The only restaurant name we ate at that I recall right now was Queue de Cheval (a steakhouse).  It was good, although it bit dark inside (mood lighting for a date?), but I've had better steaks/meals in the US.  

 

We did not go the week of the GP races, so I'm sure the excitement will add to your time there particularly if you are a huge F1 fan.  We belong to a few car clubs and friends of ours went there with a high end car club.  However, they weren't happy with the hotel (the AC didn't work during most of their stay), and they thought everything was very overpriced.  Not sure if that was just do to the club padding the prices or if race week everything is more expensive (on our own personal vacation we didn't think anything was particularly pricey).  Our friends said if they ever went back they would not go with a car club, they would go on their own.  Wishing you luck and fun !  Hopefully your favorite driver/team will put on a great show for you.  No bias here ;) Forza Ferrari !

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Newcomer, you should totally hold out for this one. I think you're doomed to misery if you buy anything else next. The only exception you may be granted is for a comparable extraordinary piece, such as a Nautilus, or something of that ilk.

I concur! I look forward to seeing if your Houston AD will be getting AP anytime soon. I have decided to be patient. I agree with you, extraordinary or bust.

On Saturday I had a nightmare about purchasing a vintage Rolex. I dreamt I purchased a watch from Ofrei (the springbar guys... not sure why they were selling vintage Rolex), and it ended up being fake, and I had to start again on saving. It was a surprisingly terrible dream. Maybe I have a problem.
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Thank you my friend.  Spot on assessment.  fistbump.gif

So Dino, for $600 was the service primarily involving the movement? And I am amazed, 11 years without a service is quite a feat!
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On a totally unrelated note, I'm headed to Montreal on Thursday for the Gran Prix.  I've been work work many times but rarely for play ... 

Any suggestions food/drink-wise or for the race if anyone's been before? 

I know we have some well-traveled folks in this thread.

Suave,

I was there last in 2003 and like Dino I felt the food was unremarkable. Plainly that is only a reflection on where we went etc

I was presenting at a major conference but stayed on for comedy festival and had a great time socially. Also, the highlight for me was an Expo game in their penultimate season, really enjoyed it.

sorry can't be of more help. Though I'm sure that Lewis Hamilton will entertain you royally anyway!
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On a totally unrelated note, I'm headed to Montreal on Thursday for the Gran Prix.  I've been work work many times but rarely for play ... 

 

Any suggestions food/drink-wise or for the race if anyone's been before? 

 

I know we have some well-traveled folks in this thread.


I used to go up there all the time when I was younger and dating a girl who attended McGill. Unfortunately, I was a poor student back then, and my going out consisted of finding cheap places to drink and/or eat. I've been back for occasional hockey tournies, but it's a lot of drinking with the team type of stuff, nothing nice. I will say, I do enjoy the city a great deal, but have no solid recommendations for the finer places to go. I basically lived off of poutine and smoked meat sandwiches when I would visit, and they are both fantastic in and around that area. Maybe it was the time in my life I was introduced to them, but I really love them and find myself hankering for them from time to time. Schwartz's probably has the most famous smoked meat sandwich in town, and it is quite good. Le Rue du Smoked Meat, The Main, and Snowden Deli are also quite good.

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Been to Montreal once: crashed a rental car, never made it to my business meeting, had dinner at the airport and flew home. True story.

 

I just spit out my beverage ....

 

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We did not go the week of the GP races, so I'm sure the excitement will add to your time there particularly if you are a huge F1 fan.  We belong to a few car clubs and friends of ours went there with a high end car club.  However, they weren't happy with the hotel (the AC didn't work during most of their stay), and they thought everything was very overpriced.  Not sure if that was just do to the club padding the prices or if race week everything is more expensive (on our own personal vacation we didn't think anything was particularly pricey).  Our friends said if they ever went back they would not go with a car club, they would go on their own.  Wishing you luck and fun !  Hopefully your favorite driver/team will put on a great show for you.  No bias here ;) Forza Ferrari !

No worries- I remember seeing on IG you had been recently, so it was worth asking.  I won't have too much trouble finding a good time. 

 

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Suave,

I was there last in 2003 and like Dino I felt the food was unremarkable. Plainly that is only a reflection on where we went etc

I was presenting at a major conference but stayed on for comedy festival and had a great time socially. Also, the highlight for me was an Expo game in their penultimate season, really enjoyed it.

sorry can't be of more help. Though I'm sure that Lewis Hamilton will entertain you royally anyway!

No worries. 

 

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I used to go up there all the time when I was younger and dating a girl who attended McGill. Unfortunately, I was a poor student back then, and my going out consisted of finding cheap places to drink and/or eat. I've been back for occasional hockey tournies, but it's a lot of drinking with the team type of stuff, nothing nice. I will say, I do enjoy the city a great deal, but have no solid recommendations for the finer places to go. I basically lived off of poutine and smoked meat sandwiches when I would visit, and they are both fantastic in and around that area. Maybe it was the time in my life I was introduced to them, but I really love them and find myself hankering for them from time to time. Schwartz's probably has the most famous smoked meat sandwich in town, and it is quite good. Le Rue du Smoked Meat, The Main, and Snowden Deli are also quite good.

Thanks for the suggestions -- I have no issue with smoked meat sandwiches but I am from the heart of (real) barbecue country.  Also, with what I'm spending on the room alone I won't be doing a lot of fine dining.  So any of the other cheap eats and drink suggestions are welcome (if you want to PM me, I'd appreciate).  This will be my 2nd of 3 MTL trips this year so I should have some recs for the rest of you by the end of 2014. 

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