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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Reevesie is thinking of getting a gold Cartier Santos.

 

When one announces a thinking, it's often at the point where the thinking is done and the kopping begins.  Do show pics!

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Happy Friday! (And I just noticed my date is off. Yikes!)

Edit: that's better
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Would someone please post a miniature violin, similar to the piano listening device posted above, so we can all play for TC's pain? I keed, I keed.
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Oh I do understand! Unfortunately I'm on day 17 of an estimated 2 week wait for delivery of my current grail. Feels like an eternity! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I wouldn't say it doesn't make a better quality watch--it's just that there is more that goes into it. Keep in mind, mechanical watches are ridiculously obsolete technologically. Within reason, a collector generally doesn't pay more for a watch because it is more accurate (accuracy versus precision is another important distinction to understand). History/lineage, design, beauty, innovation, etc., all matter. Finishing quality is part of that. For me, it is actually critical.

My earlier point was that there is a difference between finishing quality and the ornateness of decoration. For example, a non-chamfered bridge plate can actually be better finished than a chamfered bridge plate (anglage). There is also good anglage and not-as-good anglage: compare JLC chamfering to Patek chamfering. To carry your analogy a little further, a shoe with a bevelled waist is not necessarily better made or better finished than one without, and some bevelled waists are better than others.

Thanks Foo - I guess that puts my liking of watches in perspective; guess I don't like them all that much. I have a sense of accuracy versus precision and certainly won't ask you to expand. Leaving aside those aspects, in as far as you can, if appreciation of the finishing quality and decoration is important to you, which it seems it is, doesn't that mean you would not consider watches without display back?
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Sweet Blancpain you have there, Flake!
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Thanks Foo - I guess that puts my liking of watches in perspective; guess I don't like them all that much. I have a sense of accuracy versus precision and certainly won't ask you to expand. Leaving aside those aspects, in as far as you can, if appreciation of the finishing quality and decoration is important to you, which it seems it is, doesn't that mean you would not consider watches without display back?
Not just a display back. You need ti disassemble it once in a while to see how the dial side is finished and also open it up to get a peek at the interior wheels. That's what I do.
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Would someone please post a miniature violin, similar to the piano listening device posted above, so we can all play for TC's pain? I keed, I keed.

I admit, it's pathetic. I'm like a little kid on xmas eve . . . an 18 day xmas eve. Was really hoping to be rocking some bling this weekend! . . . oh well. Fortunately we are having a huge Halloween party at the house so I may not have had time to swing by the AD even if the watch were to arrive today. Hopefully Monday is the day! smile.gif

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Sweet Blancpain you have there, Flake!

+1 .... and I like the tan strap on that piece.


So did Foo go ahead and submit a DNA sample to FedEx or what?

I was hoping to see some Tank pics soon, along with TC's new addition...
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I keep coming back to the Ferrari Panerai... help meeeeeeee
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I keep coming back to the Ferrari Panerai... help meeeeeeee

 

Great value on the second hand market for sure. Because it has pretty much fallen out of flavor with collectors as far as Panerai goes, but I say go for it if you like it.

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I keep coming back to the Ferrari Panerai... help meeeeeeee
No help here. This is a place of enablers!
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+1 .... and I like the tan strap on that ..



Goes nice with EG gold Delapre, no?
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Flake, where did you get the strap? I am looking for a nice gator strap for my Speedy.
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I do not like the bunching of the subdials, no sir.
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