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I love her. biggrin.gif

 

I confess that dial is a lot more attractive in your pic.  This is quite something - we're definitely out of kopping season for you, but now you're into steel sports watches instead of precious Patek complications, I guess we can look forward to more frequent vicarious indulgence.  Go Frilly!  I would like to add that I predicted this diver-fest, and also that one day you will have a Panerai.  Either way, you keep bringing the meat to this thread.

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breasts are the primary qualifying attribute.

 

Breasts are for babies.  I am also unmoved by the pneumatic Ms Upton.  But I don't know who yours is either.  Anyway, perhaps as gentlemen we can respond to the misogynistic horrors of the last couple of internet days by raising our standards a little.  I'd be quite happy to look at watches, really.  Here are some now, with an exam question:

 

"The TWATterati have expressed disapproval of the modern IWC range for several reasons, and even the popular Portuguese range has faced criticism.  Discuss why."

 


 

Further recent evidence for comparison (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The case shape of the (top) Portuguese chrono is awkward - wider at the dial than at the back, and as a result, slopes to catch your shirt sleeve and wedge it underneath, so it looks like you're showing your watch off. The "classic" case, shown on the second and third watch, is larger and thicker but a softer shape.  Neither of these things probably has any relation to IWC's status in TWAT.  They are just practical things I noticed when looking at some.

 

The latter two watches also have the "newer in-house movements", allegedly.   I've heard various bones of contention about IWC, including suggestions of dishonesty about how "in house" they really are. I'd like to know more about that from the more advanced creatures here.

 

But for my part as a simple tyre-kicking caveman, I say this: that awkwardly-shaped chrono above is still very beautiful and distinctive to me, and I would rather like one. Is this wrong?

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I vote against that change.  If you guys want to change the princess no problem, but I'm not a fan of Eva Green.  I thought she was one of the least attractive Bond girls in recent years. 

Great combination!  I love the texture of the skins used on those Galways! 

Thanks Dino. It's called Zug by most and Heather Gorse by Edward Green. It's a fairly thick, waxy , and pretty water resistant leather. It's a leather Edward Green used to use but no longer offers but a few of us were lucky enough to get recently. It's on the other end of the spectrum from the other two Galways that I have. Those are extremely casual and this is a real tough country boot.

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I am now a bigger fran of Kate than I ever was. I mean, from what I have, erm, heard.

Also, we just bought a DJII, encrusted with a monster dia bezel. Do not like, but business is business.
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My Dad is sending me my Great Grandfathers gold pocket watch. My G Grandfather was an industrial magnate so I have fantasies about it being a patek or Vacheron. Watch is probably from the 20s, I am told its quite large so this makes me think its nothing special.
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I am now a bigger fran of Kate than I ever was. I mean, from what I have, erm, heard.

Also, we just bought a DJII, encrusted with a monster dia bezel. Do not like, but business is business.

 

Interesting juxtaposition.  I think I see both of them in a similar light.

 

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My Dad is sending me my Great Grandfathers gold pocket watch. My G Grandfather was an industrial magnate so I have fantasies about it being a patek or Vacheron. Watch is probably from the 20s, I am told its quite large so this makes me think its nothing special.
 

I would say having a gold pocket watch from the 20s with an interesting family history, was special enough.  Please share pics. :)

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The more "real" pics of Kate show that she's not a 10 by celebrity standards, but still someone who'll get plenty of attention if you met her in real life.
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And I don't have substantative words to participate in mimo's case (hehe) study, so I decided to take a picture instead

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I suspect that is true of most "10s by celebrity standards".  

 

Here is another watch:

 

mo' (Click to show)

 

 

 

I like the retro simplicity of this, and the unusual not-quite-black dial really sets it off. I do rather wish they'd left it a bit smaller though. It's by no means huge by diver standards, but making it such a "modern" size takes something away from what it could have been imho: it's not quite consonant with the simplicity of everything else. Maybe that makes a good case for the original - they're around for about the same price.

 

Edit: Looking good, @HRoi !  How do you find the sleeve thing I mentioned?

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Thanks Dino. It's called Zug by most and Heather Gorse by Edward Green. It's a fairly thick, waxy , and pretty water resistant leather. It's a leather Edward Green used to use but no longer offers but a few of us were lucky enough to get recently. It's on the other end of the spectrum from the other two Galways that I have. Those are extremely casual and this is a real tough country boot.

Its simply a magnificent leather.  A real shame they are no longer offering it.  I love textured leathers, they wear well and and so versatile.  Wear them in good health my friend. 

 

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My Dad is sending me my Great Grandfathers gold pocket watch. My G Grandfather was an industrial magnate so I have fantasies about it being a patek or Vacheron. Watch is probably from the 20s, I am told its quite large so this makes me think its nothing special.

 Whatever it is, I look forward to seeing pix of it soon.  I'm sure if it could talk it would have some interesting stories after nearly 100 years of use.  

 

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I suspect that is true of most "10s by celebrity standards".  

 

Here is another watch:

 

mo' (Click to show)

 

 

 

I like the retro simplicity of this, and the unusual not-quite-black dial really sets it off. I do rather wish they'd left it a bit smaller though. It's by no means huge by diver standards, but making it such a "modern" size takes something away from what it could have been imho: it's not quite consonant with the simplicity of everything else. Maybe that makes a good case for the original - they're around for about the same price.

BP makes a really good watch, but they just aren't something I'd pull the trigger on.  I've tried on a few versions of the 50 Fathoms, and I always come away thinking for that amount of $$$ there are other watches I'd rather own.  That, and I find them (particularly the one above), a bit stodgy and boring.  I don't have any AD's near me now, but years ago when I did they couldn't give them away...you could buy it new from an AD with a 40% discount.  They just aren't my thing, but they do make a good watch. 

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Its simply a magnificent leather.  A real shame they are no longer offering it.  I love textured leathers, they wear well and and so versatile.  Wear them in good health my friend. 
Don't fret, Dino. These is always EG's Country Calf!

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Or you could get another maker to do something similar: I'd suggest Vass high boot based on the "Old English II" pattern for the quarter.  And the leather merchants still sell "zug" by the look of it. 

 

@Dino944 I know you're right.  I've seen them at 40% off too, which seems crazy on a recent and current model.  But it also seems attractive, if you look at it the other way!  Like you said though, a hell of a lot of attractive divers in that price range, even with the discount.

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The more "real" pics of Kate show that she's not a 10 by celebrity standards, but still someone who'll get plenty of attention if you met her in real life.


Minus the makeup, airbrushing, and lighting, very few women, celebrities and non, are, in fact, 10s. I think its really come to the point that there is pretty much no such thing as as actual IRL 10 compared to what pictures and movies try and make us believe is a 10. No one in the world looks like that.

Now, I think there are plenty of women way hotter than Kate, but she is about what I expected IRL, and she is defo hot. Nice "goods" too. Take Eva Green as well, her IRL pics look nothing like what she looks like in 300 or Sin City 2, but all the same he has a bangin body.

Miranda Kerr and Adrianna Lima are legit smoke shows btw.
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Minus the makeup, airbrushing, and lighting, very few women, celebrities and non, are, in fact, 10s. I think its really come to the point that there is pretty much no such thing as as actual IRL 10 compared to what pictures and movies try and make us believe is a 10. No one in the world looks like that.

Now, I think there are plenty of women way hotter than Kate, but she is about what I expected IRL, and she is defo hot. Nice "goods" too. Take Eva Green as well, her IRL pics look nothing like what she looks like in 300 or Sin City 2, but all the same he has a bangin body.

Miranda Kerr and Adrianna Lima are legit smoke shows btw.

 

These are words of wisdom.

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Its simply a magnificent leather.  A real shame they are no longer offering it.  I love textured leathers, they wear well and and so versatile.  Wear them in good health my friend. 

 

 Whatever it is, I look forward to seeing pix of it soon.  I'm sure if it could talk it would have some interesting stories after nearly 100 years of use.  

 

BP makes a really good watch, but they just aren't something I'd pull the trigger on.  I've tried on a few versions of the 50 Fathoms, and I always come away thinking for that amount of $$$ there are other watches I'd rather own.  That, and I find them (particularly the one above), a bit stodgy and boring.  I don't have any AD's near me now, but years ago when I did they couldn't give them away...you could buy it new from an AD with a 40% discount.  They just aren't my thing, but they do make a good watch. 

Thank you sir.

 

I think so too, but it's probably because the demand just isn't there. At one point I thought Cordovan was the thing, but I have to say I am really starting to appreciate textured leathers more now. Prior to this one there was Scotched Grain Islay from Crockett and Jones, and the Country Calf on another Galway I have. I've since ordered a few more and I have an EG Dover in Mahogany Country Calf on order.  Textured heavy waxed leathers not only have usual purposes they are pretty fabulous.

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Someone should rename this thread to Watching Titties.
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