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I personally dislike 3 o'clock date windows...or date windows at all...on dress watches in particular.  Therefore that wouldn't be the watch for me.  BUT I think Tissot are the sweet spot of good value for ETA-based Swiss watches: simple, clean designs, nice enough finishing and no pretensions of exclusivity in the price (I'm looking at you, Tag Heuer, and a dozen others).  I bought one for my son.  I am not blessed with any expensive watches - the most "prestigious" maker I have is modest Omega, in a cheap and elderly form at that.  So this thread isn't just about dick-waving.  Promise.

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Awesome picture...love it/thanks!
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Awesome picture...love it/thanks!

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Welcome to the thread man!
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Thanks very much!

Welcome to the thread man!
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I personally dislike 3 o'clock date windows...or date windows at all...on dress watches in particular.  Therefore that wouldn't be the watch for me.  BUT I think Tissot are the sweet spot of good value for ETA-based Swiss watches: simple, clean designs, nice enough finishing and no pretensions of exclusivity in the price (I'm looking at you, Tag Heuer, and a dozen others).  I bought one for my son.  I am not blessed with any expensive watches - the most "prestigious" maker I have is modest Omega, in a cheap and elderly form at that.  So this thread isn't just about dick-waving.  Promise.

Awesome post...thanks for the thoughts!
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What a pretty picture. That's my favorite Submariner, by far. And I'm generally not a fan of two tones.
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Guys, thanks for the feedback.

I am sort of undecided about two watches right now.
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This exact DJII:
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This IWC Big Ingeniur Plastiki, which hit me like a brick wall yesterday and I've been thinking about it ever since:
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Thoughts? Opinions?

 

Love that Big Ingy. I have the DFB, also on a bracelet, and love it. (The bracelet is superb, btw).

 

(before I got the bracelet)

(and after)

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(The bracelet is superb, btw).
Today's bracelets, across the board, are far superior to those of yesteryear.
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(before I got the bracelet)
Boy, that can be painful. If there's one thing I've learned, it's to always have the bracelet (if any) included in the original transaction even if I have no intention of ever wearing it. Such is the wickedness of that aftermarket.
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My first contribution to this thread
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What a pretty picture. That's my favorite Submariner, by far. And I'm generally not a fan of two tones.

Same here, but I do love the 16613. It's so far beyond a "guilty pleasure." I fell in love with the blue hue in the 80s and, always knowing I'd own one some day, made it my wedding present to myself. It is ...precious to me.



Seriously, my wife laughingly refers to it as "Precious" due to my initial concern with scratches on the PCLs, but thankfully I grew out of it. smile.gif

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Nice 16234! Welcome!

Here's one of my contributions to a steering wheel thread on another watch forum.



Heading out on it now, I hope everyone's weekend is going well.
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Where do people see the future of the Hulk sub? I prefer it to the black faced anniversary edition... I wonder how these will age? Apparently there were several variations too? They seem to hover around $7800 or so on TRF.
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Very tempted to get a pure sports watch for Sundays, taking the kids to the park or to the beach etc. I like the Hulk but it may be a bit chunky for my tiny wrists, thought about an explorer, but well, I just find it a bit boring and I really don't like day date II at all.

Maybe a Tudor of some description?
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Explorer 1 boring? Say it ain't so!
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Are my eyes are failing me or does the IWC Ingenieur look a lot like the VC Overseas? Poor man's edition of course.

Also, there's something about that two tone Sub. Normally I'd stay far away from YG but in that combination with the blue.. inlove.gif
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Very tempted to get a pure sports watch for Sundays, taking the kids to the park or to the beach etc. Think it may be a bit chunky for my tiny wrists, thought about an explorer, but well, I just find it a bit boring and I really don't like day date II at all.

Maybe a Tudor of some description?

Something tells me an IWC Mk XV might be more your style...
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