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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

How are the b'more public schools?
(Public school + watches) < yeshivah tuition

bmore city? turrble. but yeah, take away all the tuition and id have a better shot.

im thinking of maybe taking a 10 year personal loan to kop. brilliant idea?
post #32897 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

bmore city? turrble. but yeah, take away all the tuition and id have a better shot.

im thinking of maybe taking a 10 year personal loan to kop. brilliant idea?

As long as you choose a paperless billing, or get them sent to the office? I don't see the problem!

On the other hand, the 15400 / 15300 are surprisingly affordable (well, that is all relative I guess). At the very least, they are substantially more affordable than the 15202ST. Alas, that is still my favorite.

Also, in one post, I would like to illustrate my disdain for IWC:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/field-notes-galapagos-iwc-charles-darwin-foundation

These are some of the, if not the, most half-assed special editions I have seen in a while.
post #32898 of 48312
Because oh I dunno SD4000 lumetastic or something.

a2anyqyn.jpg

Stitchy - make dat happen!
post #32899 of 48312
@ newc - it is certainly relatively affordable. part of why this is tearing me up. if i had more room in my HELOC i would probably be in the process of kopping.

lol, so many SEs are so lame.

@ frilly - loan me the money? gift perhaps????
post #32900 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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Originally Posted by djh View Post

RogerP, what model number is that Monster?



Thanks!

 



Here you go:

http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/seiko-5-sports-automatic-monster-srp487k1-srp487k-srp487-4840.html

Come to think of it, I'm not sure it technically is a "Monster" though it is described as such on the web site. But it sure is a cool and inexpensive sports watch whatever the nickname.

Thanks! Nice looking watch especially for the price.
post #32901 of 48312
Stitchy you are exhibiting many of the signs and symptoms of imminent koppage.

I wish you well in your illness biggrin.gif

R
post #32902 of 48312
don't like the grid stitchy sorry





jk lol
Edited by jet - 6/19/14 at 12:18pm
post #32903 of 48312
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Well a while back I asked opinions on getting a new band for my Basculante. I didn't like the navy strap, I wanted a brown one, and I loved the 20 tapered to 16mm which Cartier didn't make. So I looked at Camille Fournet and ABP but I ended up getting a different band from my Cartier AD. I wonder if it counts as blasphemy? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Just a classic shiny croc with round scales. Pure dress watch and it changes the dial to be more the color of aged paper giving it almost a retro vibe. Couldn't be more in love.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

By the by... I happened across a CF strap that's great for a JLC that I could pass along to an interested party for a good deal. Pm if interested.


Outstanding combo MZ.... not blasphemous, and obviously we never would have known the brand unless you shared.

(But the sharing is what makes this thread so great LOL!)

I typically don't like more than a 2 mm taper on my straps (i.e. 20 X 18 would be my personal preference, depending upon buckle size of course) .... but man, that is a VERY sweet looking brown croc.

Love the glossy look, and it goes great with your specs, too.

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addendum re: buckle size, I'm referring to OEM, since I'd almost always rather have the watch manufacturer's original buckle matched up with the piece, unless there's a compelling reason not to.
post #32904 of 48312
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Also, in one post, I would like to illustrate my disdain for IWC:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/field-notes-galapagos-iwc-charles-darwin-foundation

These are some of the, if not the, most half-assed special editions I have seen in a while.


Indeed....that is amongst the lamest...hard to believe there would be much of a market.
post #32905 of 48312
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Stitchy you are exhibiting many of the signs and symptoms of imminent koppage.
I wish you well in your illness biggrin.gif
R

indeed i am. here is to hoping it all ends well.
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don't like the grid stitchy sorry





jk lol

at first i was all frown.gif



and then i was all bounce2.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

indeed i am. here is to hoping it all ends well.
at first i was all frown.gif



and then i was all bounce2.gif

@in stitches - I love the 15400 as much as you do, but just as a cautionary note if you want it to be your "one watch" - make sure that you're relaxed about ordinary course wear and tear and possibly accumulating "battle scars". The finishing on the RO is just so precise and beautiful that it took me a long time to get comfortable wearing it outside of highly controlled environments like home or the office. Even now I can't ever 100% forget that it's on my wrist and could get dinged by a swinging door, a zipper, etc.

All that said, I honestly think it's one of the most beautiful watches in production. Just the right heft and presence for my taste. And watching light bounce off the various angles does not get old.

Finally, keep an eye on the TZ / TRF forums and don't be afraid to offer a bit less than the asking price. At least as of a year ago there were a ton of NIB/LNIB models with all dial options being sold by reputable grey market dealers in the $11-12k range. If you do go down this route, make sure the warranty card is both stamped and signed by an AD. Good luck!
post #32907 of 48312
good stuff. yeah i have been thinking about the daily wear aspect, but i know that is part of what happens when you wear a watch every day. all my watches have "scars" and i am used to it. no way to keep it pristine forever.

should/when i buy i one, i will most likely go through one of my peeps, as i am in the trade and have some good access to goodies.

cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post


Finally, keep an eye on the TZ / TRF forums and don't be afraid to offer a bit less than the asking price. At least as of a year ago there were a ton of NIB/LNIB models with all dial options being sold by reputable grey market dealers in the $11-12k range. If you do go down this route, make sure the warranty card is both stamped and signed by an AD. Good luck!

All great advice. There was a MSRP increase in January that bumped up the grey market prices a bit. I think Stichy's number was pretty solid, at least from what I've heard from my dealer.
post #32909 of 48312
dammit stitchy now i want a black face 41mm chrono
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

All great advice. There was a MSRP increase in January that bumped up the grey market prices a bit. I think Stichy's number was pretty solid, at least from what I've heard from my dealer.

yeah, that was my first reply. waiting to hear back from other peeps too. if i go 15300, obvi that changes things as it no longer a production piece.
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dammit stitchy now i want a black face 41mm chrono

do it. youre welcome. smile.gif
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