Train view looks nice (we just got snow here in Denmark a few days ago, going out to ride my bike in it now).
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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2623post #39331 of 4831212/30/14 at 4:58ampost #39332 of 4831212/30/14 at 5:37amI read the black swan. It had good insights but reading Taleb is like listening to a smart asshole at a party. He has interesting things to say but you really can't stand him. At a party, depending on the other guests, the asshole might still be the most interesting person to talk to. Fortunately, there are many insightful books by authors who aren't insufferable so there is no real reason to read Taleb unless that is all your prison library has.post #39333 of 4831212/30/14 at 6:54ampost #39334 of 4831212/30/14 at 7:15ampost #39335 of 4831212/30/14 at 7:21ampost #39336 of 4831212/30/14 at 9:26ampost #39337 of 4831212/30/14 at 11:17amQuote:
Cycling is non load bearing. As a sole means of exercise, it leads to decrease in bone density, especially as one ages. This is why cross training is helpful, i.e. running/lifting.post #39338 of 4831212/30/14 at 11:20ampost #39339 of 4831212/30/14 at 11:25amQuote:
I remember getting on the night train from Moscow to St. Petersburg. It was a great experience going to sleep in your city, waking up in a new place, having some breakfast, and being on your way.post #39340 of 4831212/30/14 at 11:28ampost #39341 of 4831212/30/14 at 11:38am
I've taken long-ass train rides in India (sleeper trains). I have fond memories of them because I was probably 5-7 at the time. I can't see myself doing the same thing now. It was nuts. So many people. You'd buy tea/food out of the windows of the train at stops hoping you wouldn't get sick.
I'd probably do a short one sometime just to see what it's like now.post #39342 of 4831212/30/14 at 12:54pm
Asking purely from an aesthetic point of view, which of these do you guys think is most versatile?
Going for a white dial instead of black since it'll be more versatile (and I already have a watch with a black dial) but wondering if rose gold details detract from or add to the watch.
Left is all silver. Middle is silver crown and gold colored inlays. Right is gold crown and inlays.
This is slightly more expensive and while I like the shape and the power reserve, I think it busies up the logo a bit.
I know this isn't the range you guys look at, but I hoping to nab a slightly dressier watch.post #39343 of 4831212/30/14 at 1:04pmpost #39344 of 4831212/30/14 at 1:21pm
I.e. all 'silver'?
Now to decide if the power reserve is worth paying for. Well, that and a better movement. Almost favor the 'cleaner' dial, but they did a good job making the reserve fit in very well. The star is actually the smaller watch!
Not sure how much wrist time this guy would get anyway. I figure I'll wear it when I dress up 'up' which is probably going to be maybe 20 times a year.post #39345 of 4831212/30/14 at 1:30pm
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