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New strap courtesy of @LA Guy and SF. Now I just have to wait on that title change. This will probably end up on a NOMOS at some point, but I thought this made for a fun combo (or at least a patriotic one).

Nice. And, doing it. Now.
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Thanks Stitchy.  I agree, the 2 hand Jules Audemars is an exceptional watch, and the famous 2120 movement is superb.  I think its definitely a watch, much like Patrimonys, or Calatravas, that appeals to people who don't need lots of complications/toys to justify price, and who want a classic dress watch.  I really saw no need for a gold dress watch for myself until I was in my early 30s.  Its definitely not a watch that I see appealing to a younger crowd the way ROOs and ROs may. 

agree 100%. fistbump.gif

did i mention that i am now in my early 30s and have begun desiring a simple thin gold dress watch the past year or so?
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^^If I was going to have a $20k dress watch, that would be it.

same here. love so hard.
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agree 100%. fistbump.gif

did i mention that i am now in my early 30s and have begun desiring a simple thin gold dress watch the past year or so?
same here. love so hard.

Same here.
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My first gold watch I still have, and as much as it spoke to me a few years ago, it doesn't now.

I just don't know if I could justify unloading it.

It would definitely fund something else.

If it was slightly smaller it would be more attractive to me.

 

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Thanks Stitchy.  I agree, the 2 hand Jules Audemars is an exceptional watch, and the famous 2120 movement is superb.  I think its definitely a watch, much like Patrimonys, or Calatravas, that appeals to people who don't need lots of complications/toys to justify price, and who want a classic dress watch.  I really saw no need for a gold dress watch for myself until I was in my early 30s.  Its definitely not a watch that I see appealing to a younger crowd the way ROOs and ROs may. 

Good point, and though I'm not supposed to notice such things, my company's owner has this watch, along with an older, smallish Calatrava (white dial / Romans / hobnail). He's 79 I think.

But I would totally rock that AP too. Great watch.


bkotsko: how big is that Zenith?
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what is the view on graham watches here?

curious to know
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DLJr: congrats on the "title", bro worship.gif


EDIT: A certain MUSE adds her congratulations too. (What the hell, it's Friday afternoon here...)


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what is the view on graham watches here?
curious to know

Im not a fran.
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DLJr: congrats, on the "title", bro worship.gif

Plus one.

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Keith, please steal your bosses watches and then send them to me.
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The Patek is probably only 33-34 mm, but I bet he's had it a for few decades.
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what is the view on graham watches here?

curious to know

 

They look like can openers.  As for the functionality of the watch...I do open a lot of cans.

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what is the view on graham watches here?

curious to know

Don't get what they're doing with all the huge pushers, crown guards, etc. Maybe if you're into steampunk or something?

Admittedly, I know nothing about their movements, reliability, etc.
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My Datejust is inbound, so I am moving on to find a casual companion piece. I'm keeping the cost absolutely, positively below 4k. Pre-owned is definitely on the table and even preferred. 4K is a very annoying limit, as decent examples of most of the watches I like are just out or range- but with another baby in the short term plans it's now or wait 10 years. The current contenders in no particular order:

1) Omega SpeedMaster 3570.50- a classic, and a watch I have previously loved that has faded a little over time for me but still trumps most of the competition.

2) Rolex Explorer 16570- no where near as ubiquitous as the Sub, especially in white, but I would prefer to not have the only 2 watches I own both be Rolexes with cyclops.

3) Omega Aqua Terra 'SkyFall'- love that blue, but for a 2 watch collection is it too similar to the DJ?

4) Zenith El Primero Pilot Chronograph- one of the best looking chrono's out there IMO

5) Glashutte Original Senator Hand Date- love the simplistic looks, a lot of bang for the buck

I realize that's a wide breadth of styles, I like what I like icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Looking for other recommendations bbb, or just opinions on which of your 5 we prefer?
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Could use your opinion and some facts.

For my 40th birthday my wife purchased me a Rolex Datejust Gold & Steel Watch and I love it. I wear suits 5 days a week and it compliments the look of a good
suit.

I have for some time considered buying a vintage Rolex Submariner 1680 from 1973 (the year. I was born)...but then I came across another watch that struck eye.

The Rolex GMT Brown and Gold Bezel. I saw one online with a brown leather band and it just looked cool. I saw that watch as a great match for many of my blue, tan, brown and olive suits. Can anyone tell me what years the brown and gold bezel GMTs were made and your thoughts on the watch itself. Finally your thoughts on that watch versus the Sub.

Many thanks.

Signed the guy who still thinks Rolexes are cool
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The Patek is probably only 33-34 mm, but I bet he's had it a for few decades.

I appreciate you looking out for me, but I will take it all the same.
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