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A friends daughter got one last year and it stopped working within a couple months. She continued to wear it as jewelry for another couple months until the bracelet broke. She's not a tomboy who's rough on watches either.

 

wow lol. Even for the price point that is quite unacceptable.

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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post


A friends daughter got one last year and it stopped working within a couple months. She continued to wear it as jewelry for another couple months until the bracelet broke. She's not a tomboy who's rough on watches either.

 

Sheesh - that's dreadful. She would have done better if she'd bought one of those Rolex knock-off watches from a street vendor.

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Here's my newest TickTocking video. A very rare FP Journe Dead Seconds Tourbillon in 38mm case:



Hot damn you are the king of this thread. Great reviews and appreciate you sharing the watches you collect with all of us. As a mechanical/engineering minded person who doesn't like jewelry, I appreciate the movements behind the watches far more than the just about any aspect so I have a particular appreciation for the watches you have shared. Keep 'em coming! I don't think I can justify owning 6 figure wearable machines to my wife but if I did, I certainly would be into the watches you're collecting as opposed to bling machines.
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Watch x Pen
 

:rotflmao:Exactly! That is what my pen & watch photo would look like.   I lose pens all the time, so I never buy them...I just use whatever gets ordered for the office.  My father has dozens of very collectible pens, but I never got into that hobby.  


In an offline conversation with a TWAT brother I consider wise (his handle starts with a "D" and ends with a "4" - and in between it's spelled "ino94"), several months ago, I remarked that I was hesitant to invest in solid gold cufflinks because I often lost them.

In the ensuing exchange he and I both agreed that once I spent what needed to be spent for cuff links that appealed to me from Cartier, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef and Arpels, I would rapidly pick up the skills required to NOT lose them.

Sure enough, months later, I have not lost a single cuff link. 😏

I suspect I won't be losing any of the collectible pens I pick up anytime soon. Tee hee.
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In an offline conversation with a TWAT brother I consider wise (his handle starts with a "D" and ends with a "4" - and in between it's spelled "ino94"), several months ago, I remarked that I was hesitant to invest in solid gold cufflinks because I often lost them.

In the ensuing exchange he and I both agreed that once I spent what needed to be spent for cuff links that appealed to me from Cartier, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef and Arpels, I would rapidly pick up the skills required to NOT lose them.

Sure enough, months later, I have not lost a single cuff link. 😏

I suspect I won't be losing any of the collectible pens I pick up anytime soon. Tee hee.

:fistbump:Good points my friend !  I forgot about that discussion.  Perhaps you are right.   Although, I think I owe Mrs. Dino another trip to Van Cleef or Cartier.  Otherwise, I won't have to worry about losing my fancy pen...I think I know exactly where she will stick it, "For safe keeping of course!"  Just not sure if I'll be able to remove it without surgery!  :rotflmao:

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Watch x Pen

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I laughed aloud.
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Hot damn you are the king of this thread. Great reviews and appreciate you sharing the watches you collect with all of us. As a mechanical/engineering minded person who doesn't like jewelry, I appreciate the movements behind the watches far more than the just about any aspect so I have a particular appreciation for the watches you have shared. Keep 'em coming! I don't think I can justify owning 6 figure wearable machines to my wife but if I did, I certainly would be into the watches you're collecting as opposed to bling machines.

Thanks man! Glad you like the videos. There's a lot of cool older ones on the channel that I moved over from my personal youtube. 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

In an offline conversation with a TWAT brother I consider wise (his handle starts with a "D" and ends with a "4" - and in between it's spelled "ino94"), several months ago, I remarked that I was hesitant to invest in solid gold cufflinks because I often lost them.

In the ensuing exchange he and I both agreed that once I spent what needed to be spent for cuff links that appealed to me from Cartier, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef and Arpels, I would rapidly pick up the skills required to NOT lose them.

Sure enough, months later, I have not lost a single cuff link. 😏

I suspect I won't be losing any of the collectible pens I pick up anytime soon. Tee hee.

Solid gold cufflinks are too baller for me, but I have long hesitated over acquiring any writing instrument that cost more than $2 for fear of loss. This is good advice though and I will consider whether it can be applied into my life.
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In an offline conversation with a TWAT brother I consider wise (his handle starts with a "D" and ends with a "4" - and in between it's spelled "ino94"), several months ago, I remarked that I was hesitant to invest in solid gold cufflinks because I often lost them.

In the ensuing exchange he and I both agreed that once I spent what needed to be spent for cuff links that appealed to me from Cartier, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef and Arpels, I would rapidly pick up the skills required to NOT lose them.

Sure enough, months later, I have not lost a single cuff link. 😏

I suspect I won't be losing any of the collectible pens I pick up anytime soon. Tee hee.

Personally, while I seem to keep track of cuff links without issues, I find that fancy pens manage to disappear almost as easily as disposable ones.

I received some kind of limited edition Montblanc as a gift once; it survived about a month before it fell onto a tile floor from someone reaching over to use it for signing a document. The nib and the barrel were destroyed, but what can ya do? I wasn't even cheesed; the ornate Montblanc wasn't really my style in the first place.

I used to keep an inexpensive Lamy Safari around because I love how effortlessly those things write, but I've stopped bothering since it's just more stuff to keep track of and they inevitably get misplaced if carried regularly. While the Lamys flow nicely and are super-durable, I'm just not much of a pen guy. Maybe one of them will resurface somewhere.

I wish you better luck than I've experienced... shog[1].gif
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Rolex new model and upcoming name change in N. America.
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My 86 year old grand father in law gets pens made with his name on them.  I currently have a stash of those.  They are cheap Made in China pens but they write fine.

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I've lost three cuflinks (2 gold, 1 silver) over the years and they were all of the toggle back variety. I haven't lost any since I stopped buying that type. I used to keep the orphans front and center in my jewelry box just as a reminder to be cognizant of their penchant for running off. Finally scrapped them a couple years ago on the gold run up. I've got a dozen pairs, mostly gold, but I could probably get along nicely with just my gold Tiffany double button links from the 50s (pictured below)!that were my dad's favorite links.



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Rolex new model and upcoming name change in N. America.

'HANDLOVE', really?

(Insert fapping joke here.)
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I assumed it was a joke.  Am I wrong???

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