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Dino - I will happily accompany you to Leffot if you visit NYC. Even though your questionable tastes preclude any desire for Eva Green. smile.gif

Frilly, I am there once in a while. I may have to it you up, so I can go with a big timer. 

Honestly, Steven (sp) is genuinely a great guy.

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This watch really isn't much compared to the other stuff posted here, but got it as a gift from my grandfather some year ago and just recently started using it more regularly, so I figured I'd take a pic :)

 

 

To get this thread back onto watches...I like this simple piece mentioned a few pages back.  Hodinkee seems to mention this brand on their "What's selling where" posts every week so I assume it is at least worth a look in the vintage realm.  

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I support Eva Green as TWAT Princess if a change needs to be made. She is an incredibly lovely woman - and a ferocious actress. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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As for the celebrity nudes leak... Words of wisdom here from Ms Green herself:

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Eva just heard she is propossed to be our princess...

 

 

And I do support the one who propossed her as TWAT queen but she remembers me of a girl that I used to date and I really liked. She really look a lot like Eva and even has big bewbs too. :lol:

 

 

 

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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 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 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?

 

I do not like the new one. :(

 

I do like the Protuguese Chrono, eventhough TWAT doesn't approve it. 

 

Great write up, Mimo!

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I'm a tough fit when it comes to boots, they are either great on my feet, or they feel like a torture device.  I'd love to try a pair of EG boots some time, as haven't done so yet.

Yes, they big discount can seem attractive.  However, I never buy a watch just because its a big discount, I have to love what I'm buying.  Don't get me wrong BP, makes a nice watch, but I don't love them.  When there are gigantic discounts, I often look at the product and think to myself, the AD is stuck with it... I'm not.  

A friend of mine used to buy a lot of watches if they had a big discount.  He basically amassed a small collection of watches that he tired of, and that had mediocre resale (even considering the huge discount) when he went to sell/trade them. 
Dial for dial, I initially thought the sector dial was interesting when released, but then I found it tiresome.  IMHO, its trying too hard to look retro when it really isn't.  I prefer the dial of the 5227.

As for the difficulty of making a hunter's case back, I don't think its really a big deal.  I like that feature and think its really cool, but my understanding has always been that round cases are relatively easy to make.  Non-round cases are more difficult to make and more difficult to waterproof (due to corners and odd angles).  In addition, a company can throw almost any round movement into a round case, while a company must either make a movement that specifically fits a non-round case (be it a rectangular shaped movement, square, barrel shaped etc), or use a small round movement to fit in a non-round case.  Some videos showing how difficult things are to make often leave me thinking its more promotional entertainment and furthering the myth about how long it takes to make a watch and how much hand workmanship goes into making them (as we all know these things vary from company to company).   

On the subject of shaped movements, thought this one might strike your fancy; ref 5200:





My thumbs get sore thinking of winding that beautiful 8 days movement. happy.gif
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Hot and humid in NYC today. #womw

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I like this one, but the hands look rather out of place on it. Are they an aftermarket mod?

 

Actually they are faux blued, but that pic doesn't show it well. Orients are always "off" in some way, which adds to their charm.

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Did someone here mention Miranda Kerr?
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On the subject of shaped movements, thought this one might strike your fancy; ref 5200: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



My thumbs get sore thinking of winding that beautiful 8 days movement. happy.gif

Id gladly spend all my time winding that.
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Dino, where do you live? There are enough EG retailers scattered around that you may be able to visit one to at least dial in your size and then order direct or from an e-tailer to get exactly what you want.

My nearest city for nice clothing is Boston, MA.  You can get Crocket & Jones, Aldens, on occasion maybe Berluti...but no EG.  Louis, used to carry EGs a very long time ago, but they haven't carried it since I was in my 20s back in the 1990s.  They also stopped carrying Lobbs about 8+ years ago.  I don't think anyone in RI or CT carries EGs, so NYC seems to be my nearest city with EG retailers.  

 

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To get this thread back onto watches...I like this simple piece mentioned a few pages back.  Hodinkee seems to mention this brand on their "What's selling where" posts every week so I assume it is at least worth a look in the vintage realm.  

They are owned now by Porsche Design (they bought them and stopped using IWC to have their watches produced).  A friend bought his wife an Eterna years ago, and the bezel got damaged, and (I forget the AD he bought it from) the AD informed him parts are very difficult if not impossible to get for older pieces.  Not sure if that is just speaking of their women's watches, or if it is anything that is Pre- Porsche Design buy out.

 

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On the subject of shaped movements, thought this one might strike your fancy; ref 5200:





My thumbs get sore thinking of winding that beautiful 8 days movement. happy.gif

Absolutely love that Patek!  The movement is pure artwork!

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Dino - I will happily accompany you to Leffot if you visit NYC. Even though your questionable tastes preclude any desire for Eva Green. smile.gif

Frilly, I am there once in a while. I may have to it you up, so I can go with a big timer. 

Honestly, Steven (sp) is genuinely a great guy.


SF/TWAT meetup at Leffot!
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Dino - I will happily accompany you to Leffot if you visit NYC. Even though your questionable tastes preclude any desire for Eva Green. smile.gif

Frilly, I am there once in a while. I may have to it you up, so I can go with a big timer. 

Honestly, Steven (sp) is genuinely a great guy.


SF/TWAT meetup at Leffot!
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Dino - I will happily accompany you to Leffot if you visit NYC. Even though your questionable tastes preclude any desire for Eva Green. smile.gif

Frilly, I am there once in a while. I may have to it you up, so I can go with a big timer. 

Honestly, Steven (sp) is genuinely a great guy.


SF/TWAT meetup at Leffot!
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Dino - I will happily accompany you to Leffot if you visit NYC. Even though your questionable tastes preclude any desire for Eva Green. smile.gif

Frilly, I am there once in a while. I may have to it you up, so I can go with a big timer. 

Honestly, Steven (sp) is genuinely a great guy.


SF/TWAT meetup at Leffot!
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SF/TWAT meetup at Leffot!


Shoes, watches, SF people, I'm there!!!

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