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New downsized ALS looks so nice.

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-new-2014-a-lange-sohne-1815

 

38.5mm.  Just as big as a Daytona now. :)

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Dear Frills:

You are a Rolex-kopping-animal. I can't wait to see pics and impressions.

Love,

Newk.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

New downsized ALS looks so nice.

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-new-2014-a-lange-sohne-1815

I really, really like the new 1815. However, for a little bit more, you can get yourself an aub/auf. Personally, I don't think that I would choose the 1815 small seconds if I could spend another $1,000 and get the aub/auf. I guess I would have to see both in the flesh to really make that determination though!
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True, true. It's all hopes and dreams at this point. The new SD has outpaced the BLNR in my personal quest... although I've yet to see it in person. I have seen the BLNR though. House first, watch next. foo.gif
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If I go back to Rolex, the SD4000 will be the one. House first, watch next for me too.
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Frills, any chance you can bring that bad boy around on Thursday for a try on?

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1. Go Frilly!

 

2. Daytona > BLNR

 

I really like the BLNR, but if there were only Rolex in the world, it should probably be a Daytona. Or a Sub or SD second.

 

 

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There's plenty of sadder things known to man (cue Smokey Robinson) 

 

Props simply for the Smokey reference.  And for all you kids out there, Smokey Robinson is who Pharrell Williams wishes he was (and also why he's quite good - great choice of inspiration!).

 

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thanks, mang! i scrolled back, but im not sure what i was supposed to notice. lots going on.

IWC sporty sport model?

 

Unspoilered for your delectation:

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Quote: "I never get tired of watching that little thing turning around in its cage" - In Stitches, some time back...

 

I bumped into a guy from one of the local watch shops over lunch the other day, and he told me I just had to come see the new toys from Roger Dubuis.  Personally, I love the Monegasque most, and they don't have any, and the Excaliburs are OK but I prefer the plainer ones.  However, I acknowledge that these were worth the visit:

 

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Flying Tourbillon (list price $263,000)

OK, just your everyday double flying tourbillon, a subtle 45mm rose gold skeletonised double flying tourbillon.

 

But if you really want to be just a little more different, and even bigger - 48mm and a yard thick too:


Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor (list price $495,000)

 

 

 

 

Four escapements...because...ah let them explain it: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/roger-dubuis-excalibur-quatuor-watch-hands-on/

 

They're both ridiculous.  But I have to confess, that double flying tourbillon...if I were a superyacht-owning big cheese...I could almost..almost imagine wearing it while sipping a Perrier on the upper sun deck at dusk..with Eva Mendes.  OK, now my mind is elsewhere.


And in other news, how about this?  

Again, a little silly I think: a 46mm tool watch with super complications.  But if you do really need to know the date for a hundred years, measure some time, not carry too much weight on your left wrist, avoid magnetism and stick to a mechanical watch all at once, this is your boy:

 

IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Titanium Aluminide (list price $49,700)

 

 

 

 

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Frills, any chance you can bring that bad boy around on Thursday for a try on?
Yea, me too! I'll PM you my addy. LOL. At least I'm in NJ....
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hahaha, nice one Frilly! Congrats on the sweet SDc!

 

Thanks, my man.  And yeah, as tempting and sweet as the BLNR might be right now I would wait for a bit since the Daytona is so new to the stable.  I realize I'm just repeating what others have said here, but there's a reason we like sharing our thoughts and discussions here at TWAT.

 

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I knew that was coming...

 

I'm not that unpredictable, really, 'no?

 

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Very Nice!!! Can't wait to see wrist pix tomorrow!  :lurk:

 

Count on it!  Arriving tomorrow on or before 10:30am EST.  Will post pics ASAP.

 

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Dear Frills:

You are a Rolex-kopping-animal. I can't wait to see pics and impressions.

Love,

Newk.

 

I'll try to post a more detailed review here on TWAT given the other Rolex dive watches I picked up recently. How does it compare, the small but arguably significant differences in case sizes, design, pricing, etc. 

 

But, as for the Rolex-kopping, it is pretty much within the scope of my collecting parameters.  The SubC + DSSD will go to my second daughter.  The Hulk + SD4000 will go to my eldest daughter.  Guess which one has the Devil-may-care bad a** "I'll jump off with both feet into the abyss as long as Dad's holding his arms out" personality, and which one likes color, art, detail, and emerald-toned toys?

 

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Frills, any chance you can bring that bad boy around on Thursday for a try on?

 

I was planning to do exactly that, my friend.

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I should change my location to "In NYC" for Thursday I suppose. NOMOS is calling.

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I was planning to do exactly that, my friend.

:slayer:You are the man, sir.

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I'm think of throwing the Speedy on a Bond NATO for my upcoming trip to Norway. I'm going to be a ton of hiking and figure it would be a lot more comfortable on a NATO.

NATO is great for hiking, here on the highest point of the British Isles, Ben Nevis in Scotland (which isn't all that high).

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I knew that was coming...

LOL, frilly is nothing if not predictable....when he goes on a spending spree....he REALLY GOES on a spending spree! Vicarious enjoyment for us mortals.



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NATO is great for hiking, here on the highest point of the British Isles, Ben Nevis in Scotland (which isn't all that high).
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Love that pic, Kaplan....as said earlier, I really enjoy seeing these great watches out there being actively worn.




And I know I'm a bit late on the whole eyewear thing, but here's a filtered snap of my Omega / Persol 649s combo today:

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It's a blue day.

Regards.
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:lurk:

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