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Carrying a remote control for a handheld device still strikes me as daft.  If it worked as a phone in its own right, perhaps combined with a small earpiece, that would arguably be an advance. But to me this looks like every other watch "device" since the digital LCD: a gimmick to be abandoned for the next one every few months.  

 

Actually it does. It is going to have a small microphone enabled and you will be able to make calls and receive calls. It was one of the numerous features not highlighted during the presentation. Yes it needs to be linked with your phone but your phone would only need to be in near proximity to you to enable this. 

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Well, I love it. Forever alone!

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I liked the reverso that you thought looked good @in stitches. You aren't all alone.
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Nope - you guys are not alone. Don't think it would be a great investment, but then again, they do seem to keep their value pretty well in the vintage market. Just one moar:

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We are in complete agreement.

The amount of additional MSRP added to any diamond accents on OEM parts is insane. We find it very difficult, for example, to buy late model Rolexes that have so much as a diamond dial, which is set with 10 very small diamonds, that do not require great skill for them to set (the diamonds) or manufacture (the dial as a whole, not the diamonds).

The reason is because these customers have shelled out big money for the diamond accessories, as the MSRP bump is very significant, and on the second hand market, not only do they not really add value, they often detract value, as the market for diamond embellished watches is much smaller than the one for models without. Its easy as pie to sell a steel late model Rolex, but with diamonds, not so much. People just dont want them. That creates a huge gap between what buyers can offer and what customers payed when they bought the watch new. Its usually too much for them to stomach.

Spot on my maaahhn!  :cheers:  I learned that quite a while ago.  Around 1993, father had purchased a tutone Sub with serti dial.  About a year later he decided wasn't really for him.  When he went to trade it, he got about the same as what a pre-owned non-serti dial tutone Sub was going for.  Learned from that, people pay a big premium to ADs when buying new ones, but it doesn't translate into much or any premium over the non-diamond models when you go to sell or trade.  Good lesson learned, especially since it wasn't on my dime. 

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@rydenfan so basically it's also going to replace the Bluetooth headset.  Except for the hearing bit you'll need the Bluetooth headset.  Cool. :p

 

 

Anyway, here's another reasonably priced item from a massive manufacturing conglomerate.  It has a column wheel.  A blued one at that.  Priced at just under $3k, what says the TWAT?


 

Sportier version - black dial on bracelet (sorry about the light, the bracelet is normal steel, not black) (Click to show)

 

 

Column wheel chronograph movement, based on the old ETA/Valjoux but made with this addition just for Longines.  Feel the blueness:

 


 

Off-white dial, all sticks, croc strap - dressier version. (Click to show)

 

 

 

There are a lot of things in this world for $3k.  But I do think these are rather nicely conceived, in either guise.  Go on, let's have it...

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Looks absolutely fantastic, Tukker.

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Looked at some Rolexes to get an idea of size and style that I like. Also tried on a Panerai. Liked the Rolies, not the Panerai...







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Ahhhhhh, icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif that Blackseal looks excellent
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I just was not really a fan at all... peepwall[1].gif
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I just was not really a fan at all... peepwall[1].gif

rotflmao.gif Fair enough which RLX floats your boat?
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rotflmao.gif Fair enough which RLX floats your boat?

It's strange how perspectives change. I took these photos about 2 weeks ago, and thought that the first two were too small (36mm). But now they look great to my eye... I prefer the first two, and probably the first one the most.
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Ahhhhhh, icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif that Blackseal looks excellent

If only it were half the size. frown.gif
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It's strange how perspectives change. I took these photos about 2 weeks ago, and thought that the first two were too small (36mm). But now they look great to my eye... I prefer the first two, and probably the first one the most.

Number 2 catches my eye the most. Sometimes there is a reason the classics are classic. 

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Looked at some Rolexes to get an idea of size and style that I like. Also tried on a Panerai. Liked the Rolies, not the Panerai...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







panerai buddy
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Like the Milgauss on you a lot.
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Like the Milgauss on you a lot.

I agree...out of these photos I'm feeling the Milgauss most.
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