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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

@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.

Oh now I understand what you meant. Yeap definitely the itch of the IWC would not go. When I can afford one, I will buy it and wear it inside the house and admire it. I mean, it's so cool that it's worth just admiring it. lol8[1].giflol8[1].gif
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A little late the party. Love the knives and watches talk. Huge Spyderco fan myself.

RogerP - I was hoping the blade talk would get you to post again! Long time, friend


I also thought of another pairing for fun - watches and optics. Would love to see what you guys are rocking.

I'll start

IWC and SALT. These are hands down the best glasses I've ever owned. A clear step above my lovely Persols even. If you're ever in need of some great sunglasses give them a try.

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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
Roger came in my defense! biggrin.gif
And how much is the difference between the Omega and the JLC? biggrin.gif
Why? I agree with you in the first part. smile.gif
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Yeah - I hear you. The AT I liked the most was the GMT. I can get that for USD $5,700 or the jlc for USD $8,550. So yeah - I can see your point.

I couldn't imagine living in a place where I'd be worried about my hand being chopped off for a watch. Or indeed - for anything.
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Nice, W. - who did you buy it from?

The dealer's name is in the photo, @jhcam8
post #32420 of 48312
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

A little late the party. Love the knives and watches talk. Huge Spyderco fan myself.

RogerP - I was hoping the blade talk would get you to post again! Long time, friend


I also thought of another pairing for fun - watches and optics. Would love to see what you guys are rocking.

I'll start

IWC and SALT. These are hands down the best glasses I've ever owned. A clear step above my lovely Persols even. If you're ever in need of some great sunglasses give them a try.
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Lovely watch mate!
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Yeah - I hear you. The AT I liked the most was the GMT. I can get that for USD $5,700 or the jlc for USD $8,550. So yeah - I can see your point.

I couldn't imagine living in a place where I'd be worried about my hand being chopped off for a watch. Or indeed - for anything.

I thought the JLC was going to be near to the omega price but anyway I bet the JLC looks amazing! Great buy!
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Thanks BG - but I've not saved enough for it just yet.
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What do we think of this watch?

 

 

 

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Spoiler not my watch. Think my friend spent like 20k+ on this, didn't wear enough, and somehow the movement is damaged and needs servicing but he hasn't bothered to get it fixed and just had it lying on the kitchen counter so I grabbed it and took a picture. What a waste of money. I don't even think it looks good, but perhaps it's just not to my taste.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

What do we think of this watch?

 

 

 

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Spoiler not my watch. Think my friend spent like 20k+ on this, didn't wear enough, and somehow the movement is damaged and needs servicing but he hasn't bothered to get it fixed and just had it lying on the kitchen counter so I grabbed it and took a picture. What a waste of money. I don't even think it looks good, but perhaps it's just not to my taste.


I actually owned one for a little while. Fell in luv with the looks, but quickly discovered the small bits were difficult to read. I also  soon discovered I preferred smaller dials, and the clasp tended to open by mistake more often than I liked.

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
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.

 

I knew that that some of these watches can cost an arm and a leg but really just thought that was an expression. 

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I knew that that some of these watches can cost an arm and a leg but really just thought that was an expression. 

Hahahaha this made me laugh. Maybe around where I live, a few will notice but going to the south part or other not so cool parts of the city might be risky. Of course the watches that are robbed the most are Rolex.
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Originally Posted by ncc1701d View Post

The AT I liked the most was the GMT. 

 

Now that's one I could go for - looks much more balanced with the date at 6.

 

(but really, nobody wants to talk double flying tourbillons and quadruple escapements?!)

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This one is to push Dino into a purchase Mimo style. What can I say about this beauty that we haven't already discussed? It is just a lovely watch that shows Rolex can still innovate with the two-tone cerachrom bezel that is not only strong but pulls you right in trying to look for some sort of cut line but it is one solid piece. The polished center links are not for everyone but I like that little bit of flair in what is the only piece of jewelry I wear other than a wedding band.

This shirt was made prior to wearing watches so the cuff is terrible with little room to expand which wouldn't help when wearing this watch.

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There might be some space to move the cuff button a little.  If you're brave, you could ask your wife. :)

 

Agreed that it's a lovely watch: the blue really is quite a bright colour, but it's somehow much warmer in person than in the official pics.  And you could always get an all-brushed bracelet if that's a big deal....I think we all know Dino will own this watch soon: he's been talking himself into it for months!

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Thanks for posting, JB.

I'd just go ahead and let the shirt cuff slide under the bad-a$$ GMT.

It's not like you're showing off-- you're just trying to check the time in multiple zones BECAUSE YOU CAN icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

This one is to push Dino into a purchase Mimo style. What can I say about this beauty that we haven't already discussed? It is just a lovely watch that shows Rolex can still innovate with the two-tone cerachrom bezel that is not only strong but pulls you right in trying to look for some sort of cut line but it is one solid piece. The polished center links are not for everyone but I like that little bit of flair in what is the only piece of jewelry I wear other than a wedding band.

Hahaha....thanks for the push!  Love that watch!  Its a strong contender for a future purchase.  I do wish the center links were brushed, b/c the polished surface is a scratch magnet (I know from previous Daytonas), but I can live with that.  Great watch, glad to see you enjoying it.  

 

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I also thought of another pairing for fun - watches and optics. Would love to see what you guys are rocking.

I'll start

IWC and SALT. These are hands down the best glasses I've ever owned. A clear step above my lovely Persols even. If you're ever in need of some great sunglasses give them a try.

Nice Salt glasses, a friend has a pair.  I have a few pairs of sunglasses, but not many photos of them.  Below are a pair of Cartier Santos-Dumont Aviators, which have a bolt motif  on the arms and bridge, which I like with my RO.  The other photo is just a basic pair of polarized Ray Bans that I wear a lot for driving and I wore on my way into work with my Explorer II.  

 

 

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