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I wish! No, it's a Mr Tanaka R-2 Damascus. Can be found here, if you scroll down a bit or search. 

http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/SPECIALS.html#Specials

Beautiful! That's a great store too. My go-to knife is a Hattori FH gyuto I got from them. Back to watches ...
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LOL @ mimo's stapler.

And his exotic watch photos.

Double tourbys!!


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Keith & Frills...^^^ the above is so true!
Wow! Roger, you can forge knives? That is so cool!!! Great photo!!! Thanks for the advice about the hobby, I'll be very careful as I already have a few expensive hobbies.


Second that, that is cool!!!

 

 

Cheers @RogerP 

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Someone let me know when it's 1911 and watch time.
Why not start it yourself? We've certainly inserted every other hobby into this thread already laugh.gif
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I find this IWC so attractive. :drool:

 

 

But I can't afford an IWC right now, so I maybe will stick win a Hamilton model that looks a bit like the IWC.

 

 

 

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I'm not convinced that getting a substitute is the way forward.  But I understand the love for the IWC Portuguese Chrono...was looking at it just yesterday - and exactly that version, too.  Even after playing with the half million dollar "Quatuor", the PC still has charisma.  How did you like the Ingenieur Perpetual Chrono?  I think it looks like it's mother was an Ingy but its father was Richard Mille. :)

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I'm not convinced that getting a substitute is the way forward.  But I understand the love for the IWC Portuguese Chrono...was looking at it just yesterday - and exactly that version, too.  Even after playing with the half million dollar "Quatuor", the PC still has charisma.  How did you like the Ingenieur Perpetual Chrono?  I think it looks like it's mother was an Ingy but its father was Richard Mille. :)

 

And to add to this, the Hamilton version is going to be roughly $800-$1,000 USD while the IWC will be in the $7K-$8K range.  Enough of those "well I will just get the cheaper model" and you are at the price of the one you wanted all along.  

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And to add to this, the Hamilton version is going to be roughly $800-$1,000 USD while the IWC will be in the $7K-$8K range.  Enough of those "well I will just get the cheaper model" and you are at the price of the one you wanted all along.  

 

I dunno.  I've owned both watches in the past and enjoyed both.  They are closer in quality than they are in price, IMO.  The IWC is clearly superior in case finishing, but I didn't find the dial work to be that far ahead.  The watches shared essentially the same movement and my Hamilton was the more accurate of the two. 

 

They are miles apart in price.  I don't advocate that anyone purchase 8 or 10 less expensive watches instead of the single watch they really want.  But if someone can't swing the price of the IWC and likes the Hamilton on its own merits they will not be passing up on a watch 8 or 10 times better, IMO.

 

 

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While digging up old pics I found one of my wife's IWC - not sure if I have posted it here before, so here it is:

 

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Love that IWC Chrono but still can't take my eye away from the cut in half 12 & 6.

I was looking at one of these IW502213 yesterday, just playing. Absolutely gorgeous, but still a truncated 12...

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I tried today this Omega… it's gorgeous! But heavily overpriced in here, around $20,000 more than if I buy it in the US.

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It's funny - I got some Luke warm feedback on the aqua terra... I like it a lot, but looked at the jlc master calendar next to it and both girlfriend and I agreed the jlc won (hands down). A little bit more and probably for different events / functions. But... What can you do.
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I've always thought of the Aqua Terra as a perfect one watch that looks great in all situations. Nice movement. Problem is, it's just one of those watches I will never lust after.
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3 o'clock date undoes the AT for me. :(

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I'm not convinced that getting a substitute is the way forward.  But I understand the love for the IWC Portuguese Chrono...was looking at it just yesterday - and exactly that version, too.  Even after playing with the half million dollar "Quatuor", the PC still has charisma.  How did you like the Ingenieur Perpetual Chrono?  I think it looks like it's mother was an Ingy but its father was Richard Mille. smile.gif

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And to add to this, the Hamilton version is going to be roughly $800-$1,000 USD while the IWC will be in the $7K-$8K range.  Enough of those "well I will just get the cheaper model" and you are at the price of the one you wanted all along.  

I didn't understand the last part. I'm 26, started working by myself. I can't afford an IWC and even less here in Mexico were it's going to cost at least 40% more and then do the exchange type. Also there's the insecurity factor, that even if I could afford it and love it, it could mean loosing my hand if I wear it on the streets. I think the Hamilton looks nice and works nicely but I'm not going to go by saying that I have a cheaper version of the IWC, that simply does not make sense to me. frown.gif
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I dunno.  I've owned both watches in the past and enjoyed both.  They are closer in quality than they are in price, IMO.  The IWC is clearly superior in case finishing, but I didn't find the dial work to be that far ahead.  The watches shared essentially the same movement and my Hamilton was the more accurate of the two. 

They are miles apart in price.  I don't advocate that anyone purchase 8 or 10 less expensive watches instead of the single watch they really want.  But if someone can't swing the price of the IWC and likes the Hamilton on its own merits they will not be passing up on a watch 8 or 10 times better, IMO.

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Roger came in my defense! biggrin.gif
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It's funny - I got some Luke warm feedback on the aqua terra... I like it a lot, but looked at the jlc master calendar next to it and both girlfriend and I agreed the jlc won (hands down). A little bit more and probably for different events / functions. But... What can you do.

And how much is the difference between the Omega and the JLC? biggrin.gif
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I've always thought of the Aqua Terra as a perfect one watch that looks great in all situations. Nice movement. Problem is, it's just one of those watches I will never lust after.

Why? I agree with you in the first part. smile.gif
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3 o'clock date undoes the AT for me. frown.gif

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I really dig the AT 8500 by the way.  Worth every penny.

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@Betelgeuse Well TWAT doesn't want you to risk losing your hand for a watch so the Hamilton will do.  Was just pointing out that the Hamilton may not stop the itch of owning the IWC but if we are talking body parts for ownership then it is not worth it.

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