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Great pic Academe. Reminds me of my visit to Scotland. Hope to make it out back at some point in the next couple of years.

Anyone have any experience with a Jules Verne strap? I like the look but I have heard they might not be that durable. I have two little kids so durability and easy to wear are key for me. Thanks in advance.
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I just found out that the seller shipped me a Z series Explorer w/o the awful engraved rehaut instead of the F I ordered. He said don't worry about it and enjoy the watch. What a good way to start the day!

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New straps for the waning days of summer.

Olive green
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Navy
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Coyote brown
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Well the new escapement has made it in to the Weltzeit, along with a new dial color. I think I prefer the original dial, but I know I'm not a fan of that home time icon.

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Are all nylon straps bulky?  Seems like they would get in the way a lot.  

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NATO straps, like those above, have a double layer under the watch and are somewhat bulky, though some might be of a thinner weave and be less so. RAF style straps are a plain, single strip of material and are less bulky, but (IME) harder to find. Of the two, I prefer the RAF style.
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I quite like that Nomos, actually.
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^^^ + 1. Not absolutely my thing, but it looks pleasing. I like the little revolving disc showing home time and the way it overlaps the cities. Neat solution.

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^^^ + 1. Not absolutely my thing, but it looks pleasing. I like the little revolving disc showing home time and the way it overlaps the cities. Neat solution.


It remains my favorite GMT design, but I prefer the original. For the sake of the comparison I'm making, here is the original version:

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Interestingly, to me the new version looks a bit neater in the sense that there is a real distinction in the small seconds dial, whereas the original looks sort of 'lumpy'. Also, the text pops a bit more on the new one and there is a nice contrast between hands and dial, whereas the old one to me looks a bit more insipid. Would have to see them in the flesh. As always with these things, each to his own.

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Maybe it is just my western sensibilities, but I am really glad they changed "Heimat" to that symbol. Even though I am not a big fan of that symbol either...
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Yeah the seconds dial issue is due to the pictures, they have the same treatment, and I can't imagine the color making a difference. I definitely agree that the hands are easier to read at a glance, but the the hour markers appear harder to read, so that's a trade off. I just can't get past the hometime icon, it is driving me up a wall.

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So I just learned about the Tudor Black Bay Blue version that just came out... preeeeeeettttty sweet watch. Did not like the original Black Bay with the red/rose/cream stuff, but this one is great. Thoughts?

Any more thoughts on the Tudor Black Bay (whether in blue or red)? This is growing on me as well, so curious to hear what people think here.
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The GT3 is a great car...but for me if I'm ever going to get a 911, it would need to be an air cooled car as those were the ones I dreamed of owning.  As for horsepower issues, the Cayman S has more than enough for me.  Horsepower is a relative thing anyway.  There will always be something that will come out next year and be quicker.  The Cayman puts a smile on my face anytime I'm carving up a nice winding road.  I did test drive a modern 911 S (although not a GT3) and it was a great car but not for me.  
The horror stories really tend to surround the 348, 355, and Testarossa (which have reputations for having lots of maintenance issues and hi expenses, particularly the 355).  They have made the later cars much easier to service giving models such as the 360, 430 etc an access panel so you don't have to drop the engine to work on it and change the belts.  As for engine fires, Porsche was the most recent company to have that problem with their latest GT3, all of which have been recalled and are getting new engines. 

Yes, sadly you probably should have bought the watch you wanted as car modifications are a waste (in terms of money spent), as no one ever gets their money out of those.  

Just to keep this thread relevant.   I wore this like new 1996 Daytona today.   


If you ever want to sell the daytona, let me know.

-LR
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It's a bit twee, but I'm struggling to come up with an alternative that would fit in with their aesthetic and be internationally recognisable at a glance. Maybe just another red arrow mirroring the one on the right.

 

PS - this is aimed at the Nomos discussion. Nothing twee about the Daytona or the Tudor.

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