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I've been wearing this a lot lately.


p.s. Someone explain to me how you get those good watch pictures on an iphone.
post #38807 of 48312
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The purchase of a current watch by which of the following makers, regardless of model, would lead to inevitable excommunication from the brotherhood of TWAT?

I'm not one to excommunicate over matters of taste.....but I don't think I've ever seen a Graham that didn't make me want to barf.

So bad that they made me go triple-negative in the above sentence smile.gif
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Certainly agree with some of the watches on Mimo's list are not desirable, but I agree that Breitling has a couple of decent models, although quite a lot of their modern stuff is a bit too "blingy" or full of showy details.

 

Bulgari's has had some awful monstrosities, but their new line-up seems to be quite a significant improvement.

 

As an example, this is waaay out of my price-range, but the design is nice and it seems technically impressive:

 

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-the-bvlgari-octo-finissimo-tourbillon-the-thinnest-tourbillon-ever-created

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BTW, I switched my 214270 over to NATO back around Thanksgiving (just to freshen things up-- I love the oyster). And I do believe the look has grown on me.

I've been trying to allocate some more wrist time to this watch for a while now.

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


I'm not one to excommunicate over matters of taste.....but I don't think I've ever seen a Graham that didn't make me want to barf.

So bad that they made me go triple-negative in the above sentence smile.gif

 

I tried Google searching "Good looking Graham watches" and Google replied with "Did you mean: Good looking can openers?"  Graham took the crown guard concept and built a watch around that.  Panerai crowd guards serve as functional and have a historical perspective.

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Bulgari's has had some awful monstrosities, but their new line-up seems to be quite a significant improvement.
I've seen a few pieces in recent years that would have been quite attractive absent the branding on the case.
post #38812 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

BTW, I switched my 214270 over to NATO back around Thanksgiving (just to freshen things up-- I love the oyster). And I do believe the look has grown on me.

I've been trying to allocate some more wrist time to this watch for a while now.
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Nice change. I've been considering several different watches, and every time I put the 39 mm Explore on, it just feels right.

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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

I've seen a few pieces in recent years that would have been quite attractive absent the branding on the case.

 

Agreed.

 

This would be fine - albeit quite generic - without the obnoxious branding. Interestingly, Gerald Genta apparently designed the watch (or a predecessor model) and decided on the branding around the bezel as it reminded him of a Roman coin with the emperor's name around the perimeter of the coin:

 

 

 

The new Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, on the other hand, really appeals to me. The thinnest production tourbillon in the world, apparently, and the design strikes me as simple, utilitarian and yet quite elegant. The case was also designed by Genta, I believe. Unfortunately, it apparently costs $140 000 or more:

 

 

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Visited the Patek AD the other day. I was told the waiting list for a 5711 is 2-3 years, so put my name on the list for one with the blue dial. We'll see what happens 2-3 years down the road...
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Add U Boat to the list.
post #38816 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Add U Boat to the list.

I was going to Paris a few years back and saw an article about U-Boat on the plane. I was then in Galleries Lafayette and saw one for sale. It was 2700 euros (at the time over $5K beause of our garbage AUD at the time). I got carried away and got it. I absolutely hate it. In fact, I wore it half a dozen times and it has spent the last two years in the sock drawer. It isn't even entitled to the respect of a place in my watch winder. Now I am waiting for my kids to grow up so I can dump it on one of them.
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Now I am waiting for my kids to grow up so I can dump it on one of them.
That's what I did with my Rolexes. tongue.gif

I actually like the watches now just as much as when I got them. It was their proliferating ubiquity in the succeeding years that eroded their wrist time to the point where they just sat in the box for over a decade.
post #38818 of 48312
Put this up on eBay on Monday. Really wanted to keep it.


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Put this up on eBay on Monday. Really wanted to keep it.


Why sell it if you want to keep it? In big need of cash?

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Why sell it if you want to keep it? In big need of cash?
Stiches is in the buy/sell business.
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