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This today:

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I think I figured out what I really want: A Sea Dweller GMT. Add the orange hand from the Explorer II, replace the numbers on the bezel with 24 hour time equivalents (4,8,12, 16, etc) and make it bidirectional. For me that would be the perfect watch.
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^^ Basel next year....ya never know...
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Haha that made me chuckle.

And very nice SD! My AD just got one in, I think I may have to check it out...
 

Mine too, and I did.

 

 

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I think I figured out what I really want: A Sea Dweller GMT. Add the orange hand from the Explorer II, replace the numbers on the bezel with 24 hour time equivalents (4,8,12, 16, etc) and make it bidirectional. For me that would be the perfect watch.
 
39mm Oyster with a blue or grey Sun-Ray dial.  All brushed oyster bracelet of course.
 
GMT's are cool though.  Pretty much all of them.
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Sometimes when I'm diving at ~3,700M I wonder what the GMT is.

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In all seriousness, deep sea divers work in many time zones, and often have a phone down there, so at least they should know if it's the right time to wake the wife.  But more realistically, dainty-handed investment bankers do like the combination of a chunky watch and knowing when the VP is about to call from the London office. :lol:

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Sometimes when I'm diving at ~3,700M I wonder what the GMT is.

So you hang out in the Marianas Trench often? happy.gif
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In all seriousness, deep sea divers work in many time zones, and often have a phone down there, so at least they should know if it's the right time to wake the wife.  But more realistically, dainty-handed investment bankers do like the combination of a chunky watch and knowing when the VP is about to call from the London office. :lol:


And what did you think of the Sub, SD4000 and DSSD mimo? Ranking?
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You know, never really thought much of Jacquet Droz, but I have to say, I find the watch posted today on Hodinkee to be quite gorgeous. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It kind of has the quirky feel of a modern breguet without being obnoxiously anachronistic.
Not to everyone's tastes, of course, but white gold, in house movement (looks nicely finished) and enamel dial sub-$20k (with probably a decent discount, I don't think one would pay full price for a DJ) is pretty fair.
Not saying I would buy it. But it is an interesting offering.


i have seen a few JDs in person, and they make some really really pretty watches.
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Much like yourself, Frillster, I rather like all of them!  

 

- The DSSD is a big monster and appealing on a very primitive level - it's just "more of everything".  That's not a sophisticated appeal, technology aside.  It's just a base, man thing.  I like it for the same reason I like full size pickup trucks.  The seven year old boy in me grins.  That is all.

 

- The SD4000 is the purist's choice as already established.  It's a tasteful re-edition with all its elements and historical references in WIS-approved order.  The case is perfect, the manliness subtle and the WIS credentials present and correct.  It is as understated as vintage without being vintage, yet modern and impressive in specification.

 

- The Sub is just the Sub.  I can't quite deal with this one fairly as for me the Sub is only the Sub when it doesn't have a date.  I don't object to the "Cyclops" in principle, and would delight in a GMT (old or new), but the Sub is just so perfect without it that is seems an unnecessary and perversely deleterious addition.  To paraphrase Mr Barwick's comment above, do divers often check the date?  I like it the other way.  So for these purposes, ignore the picture and pretend it has no date.

 

Therefore, to answer your question and rank them in order:  the current correct TWAT order would surely be SD, Sub, DSSD.  My incorrect order would be Sub, SD, DSSD.  I think.  What I'm sure of is that even with it's rather unusual case these days, the modern "proper" i.e. no date Sub, is perfect already.  I'm sufficiently ignorant of the significance of the SD's past, I dislike the date more than I dislike the Sub's new case, and if I wanted to brag about the technology and specifications, then I'd get the monster truck that is the DSSD.  

 

They're all beautiful, I'd actually find it nigh impossible to choose if someone said "pick one", and be delighted with any if someone chose for me.  I suppose what I'm getting to as someone for whom all of these are probably distant aspirations, is that the entry level is already perfect to me, and if I aspire beyond that, it's probably to something completely different.  I'll take any, for all manner of reasons.  But the one I will probably buy some day is the plain old Sub.

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(Sorry, not the greatest photo)


18k white gold Hamilton (unknown model) with MoP face, 6 

1/4 carat round cut diamonds, 18k white gold band. Circa 1950's.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mimo - that's exactly what I felt with the different Sub / SD / DSSD models. But really, if there had to be just one, I think any would suffice.
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Late to the Speedy party. Agree that I need to source a brown croc. @RogerP thankfully made a great suggestion that I'm going to have to look into one of these days

My wife's 4 year old DJ. Back from the spa and looking ever so clean

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I really need a croc strap on my Speedy. I wish I was not so cheap when it came to straps. I have mine on a cheap, brown leather one, and I really don't think I will ever go to back to the bracelet. The strap is just so comfortable.
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i have seen a few JDs in person, and they make some really really pretty watches.
Indeed. Saw several on vacation a couple weeks ago. They look quite striking in person.
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But the one I will probably buy some day is the plain old Sub.

 

Is the Sub No-Date your <$10,000 watch of choice?  After all the tyres you have kicked, is the plain old boring yet reliable Sub, Mimo's choice?

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