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do you know how to let something go at all? holy hell talk about watches for shit sake.

It was a discussion of watches and your justification/concerns of your watch purchase. But if you are that easily upset, this could be a tough place for you. Good luck with your purchase.
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every post you make feels like david caruso taking off his sunglasses when you hit enter. but in a bad way

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
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Bings- If that is supposed to be some sort of stinging insult, its rather pathetic.  As your posts are becoming less significant, and less watch related, I'll simply end our discussion with, good luck with your purchase.

 

Now to change topic to something worthwhile.  Here is a quick picture I snapped a few days ago of the watch that is still getting the most wrist time of any of my watches.  Actually the pattern in my shirt reminds me of AP's Clou de Paris under magnification, when you actual see some texture between the squares. Here is the Jumbo with our Japanese Red Maple in the background.  

 

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Thanks B. Not sure if you saw when I mentioned earlier that your post was the one that first got me interested in this watch. I was looking at an older Airking (w/ stick markers) or something similar before this as a versatile watch, but then I saw your post and read about the Sinn. Got hooked.

No one I know is going there soon, but I have a couple friends there. What's the adv. of getting it there? Would love to go myself, but it'd be more likely that I visit Taiwan, Singapore or HK this year, which might also be good options.
Hey, my pleasure. But don't put too much stock in my opining; I'm a cynical bastard with curmudgeonly tastes when it comes to this watch stuff.

The advantage of sourcing a Sinn from Germany is that you can get a better deal on a new one by buying directly from the source (they have a small but complete sales floor in their Frankfurt facility), but you end up with the same watch no matter where you buy it. In general, the US market is one of the cheapest for watches; new Sinns are a bit of an exception. If you're buying secondhand, it's unlikely that there will be significantly better prices elsewhere.

Typical watch-nerd specifications mean very little to me, but design and manufacturing integrity mean a lot. I've been to Sinn's factory in Frankfurt a few times, and it makes me appreciate the watches more when I've seen where they're made and met some of the folks who do it.

Sinn makes a quality watch. So does Rolex, which I mention since you were also thinking about an Air-King. Although I haven't had the pleasure of seeing them produced firsthand, a good friend of mine is a watchmaker who's had two tours of Rolex's facilities, and there's no doubt that they do things the right way. If the AK or other models appeal, they're certainly worth further consideration. I find that they're among the few that are worth the asking price, all things considered.

Take your time, pick the one that means the most to you, and don't get too hung up on the initial price. Like all non-essential items, you're ultimately buying an emotion.
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Typical watch-nerd specifications mean very little to me, but design and manufacturing integrity mean a lot. I've been to Sinn's factory in Frankfurt a few times, and it makes me appreciate the watches more when I've seen where they're made and met some of the folks who do it.

Sinn makes a quality watch. So does Rolex, which I mention since you were also thinking about an Air-King. Although I haven't had the pleasure of seeing them produced firsthand, a good friend of mine is a watchmaker who's had two tours of Rolex's facilities, and there's no doubt that they do things the right way.

My two cents: you might not be a fan of Rolex's image or marketing. Like Belli's note above, you might not even care about what other WIS might say - including me. But me, personally? I like looking at what actual watchmakers do, and what they choose to wear, and other watchmakers they respect.

And I've seen senior watchmakers from Greubel Forsey, AP and VC gush about Rolex and their facilities and processes. And I've seen Patek watchmakers wearing Rolexes - while working at the Patek offices!

Maybe they're victims of the Rolex marketing machine too.
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Showing off the domed crystal of the Black Bay, along with the burgundy shell cordovan strap.

I don't feel the same draw to the new blue bezel BB.

 

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^^ What a great watch. I passed on my buddy's when he sold his. I should have picked it up.
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I think I want a Black Bay next.
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I think I want a Black Bay next.
Red or Blue?
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that would be a tough decision, honestly. i haven't seen the blue in person yet, but i would probably lean towards that. there is something about the red though.
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I think I want a Black Bay next.

 

 

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Red or Blue?

IMO, the blue looks better on the bracelet, and the red looks better on a leather strap.

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IMO, the blue looks better on the bracelet, and the red looks better on a leather strap.
I could definitely see that, but for me Oyster = Bracelet no matter what. I only took my bracelet off and swapped for an IsoFrane for diving. The diving extension was not enough to compensate for a cold water diving wetsuit or it would have stayed on.
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IMO, the blue looks better on the bracelet, and the red looks better on a leather strap.

I like the Blue better all around. Maybe just because it's newer. Just picked up the THC.
Edited by Cant kill da Rooster - 7/3/14 at 8:15am
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I like the Blue better all around. Maybe just because it's newer. Just picked up the THC.
I may have a look at the new Ranger when it is available. It's a little large for what it is, but it will make a nice beater.
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I may have a look at the new Ranger when it is available. It's a little large for what it is, but it will make a nice beater.

I wish it was 38mm.

I would be all over it.

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