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New book.

Spot the typo TWAT.

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It says Sub Date at the top right of the page!
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Nice watch, mate!

Question. Just to be a bit less ignorant... what's the point of the movable bezels? I can't quite understand yet for what reason watches have them. 

Also, you can keep track of time for any purpose - up to an hour - say, parking meters or cooking pasta. Very handy!
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It says Sub Date at the top right of the page!

 

Yep.  To be fair, the dang Mondani book weighs a ton, is printed on high quality paper, with stunning photographs, descriptions in three languages, and pretty much every single Rolex Sub or SD reference out there until 2012.  So, okay, they get a pass from me for this typo hahah.

 

Also, they consistently refer to the pieces as either "SUBMARINER" or "SUBMARINER DATE," which pleases me to no end.  1% of me is irked that common language now refers to the "Sub" or the "Sub No Date" when the original Sub had NO DATE.  Just like Rolex itself, which writes "OYSTER PERPETUAL" for the 114060 and "OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE" for all the other models with date functions.  

 

^^^ Nitpicky watch nerd rant over.

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Thanks guys, your nice replies made me look for similar pics, and while I haven't any as good as that one, I'm gonna post anyway ;-)

Some of the pics will be more like holiday snaps than quality watch photos, so everything's spoilered for those just wanting to scroll through:
Warning: Photos and random musings (Click to show)
My first real watch - after a few month's stint with a Cartier Tank that I was too young for as a teen - was a no-date Sub 14060 that I saved up for, after letting the Cartier go. For about 20 years it was my one-watch and hardly ever left my wrist, including when showering, sleeping, playing tennis or travelling in the seedier parts of the caribbean. Always on it's bracelet.

While I didn't think to grap watch shots back then, here it is worn during a climb to the summit of Mount Ruapehu, an active volcano and the highest point on New Zealand's North Island.

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That trip also saw the watch through: sand tobogganing, dolphin watching, black and white water rafting, mountain biking, sea kayaking, river canoeing, heli hiking to the top of Franz Josef glacier and trekking the Kepler track in two days.
New Zealand collage (Click to show)
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Here's a recent shot of how it's held up to all the abuse:

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A few years ago I added a Pam 177, worn here on the peak overlooking Capri (where we stupidly hiked to under the mid day sun):

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It's on the other OP rubber strap, the accordion:

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Italy collage (Click to show)
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And, less strenuously, here it is worn with all linen, having a Negroni on Plaza Real in Barcelona:

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- on a Bruno strap from Di Stefano:

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Barcelona collage (Click to show)
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Now, this summer I'm mostly wearing the sub and the Mk XV on NATOs, like so:

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cheers.gif and thanks for looking.

Kaplan - wonderful pics of you and your appropriate pieces which showcase your robust lifestyle - well done! I'm surprised that you haven't gotten some flack from the poncified types here who shudder at anything over 36mm. smack.giffing02[1].gif
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Kaplan - wonderful pics of you and your appropriate pieces which showcase your robust lifestyle - well done! I'm surprised that you haven't gotten some flack from the poncified types here who shudder at anything over 36mm. smack.giffing02[1].gif

 

I had to look up what "poncified" means!

 

Ditto re: Kaplan's awesome pics.  Good job, and great pieces!

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^^ I think having watches from 35-42mm in my case puts me safely on both sides of the fence - in the shadow of your own watch-bearing bipedal colossus of course.

 

Re. Submariner/Submariner Date, I feel a peaceful, soothed feeling knowing that the Earth is spinning on its correct axis.  Yes indeed.

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^^ I think having watches from 35-42mm in my case puts me safely on both sides of the fence - in the shadow of your own watch-bearing bipedal colossus of course.

 

Re. Submariner/Submariner Date, I feel a peaceful, soothed feeling knowing that the Earth is spinning on its correct axis.  Yes indeed.

 

inorite?????

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Blue SMP today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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this is an awesome picture in every way.

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'rats on the kop, frilly.
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I had to look up what "poncified" means!

Ditto re: Kaplan's awesome pics.  Good job, and great pieces!

PONCIFIED - popularized by CTBrummie on the shoe threads; esp. re. EG Galways.
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Yep.  To be fair, the dang Mondani book weighs a ton, is printed on high quality paper, with stunning photographs, descriptions in three languages, and pretty much every single Rolex Sub or SD reference out there until 2012.  

It would seem with your SD4000 acquisition you have outpaced the book.  Maybe they will let you write an update on the newest model ;).

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Counting down to the NOMOS event (35mm):
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So, we've started a Styleforum tumblr: http://styleforumnet.tumblr.com/ and we are actually posting a lot of the great stuff from here.  I told my wife this morning that I need a Nomos and also a Seamaster, and she looked at me like I was crazy (I haven't worn a watch in over a decade.)

 

Check it here:  http://styleforumnet.tumblr.com/

 

Follows and reblogs would be appreciated.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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It would seem with your SD4000 acquisition you have outpaced the book.  Maybe they will let you write an update on the newest model wink.gif .

There's already a few out there for sale. Won't be that exclusive, me thinks. Why didn't they make it in 42?
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