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I ended up with a Yachmaster II with the Rose Gold. I had a bruiser beforehand i.e. the GMT with blue and black bezel. Being a bigger guy, 6'4", 240, I really like the size of this watch- 44mm. I would have never picked it if I only saw it in the case. Not particularly a fan of rose or yellow gold for that and the watch itself, upon inspection, is a shade tacky. Says "Yacht Master" on the bezel. Once I put it on though, I fell in serious like. My size tones it down enough to suit me and I really like the heft of this baby.
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I dont know that it matters where the watch is coming from, but about a year or so ago my Panerai arrived from Canada. It was declared at full purchase price, $3850, and my customs bill from FedEx was $250.
 

 

Thanks Stitch.  If I go the route of the Nomo Ahoi, there is a good chance I would purchase it from the same place I purchased my CvdK in the Netherlands.  By my quick calculations, with the favorable dollar and ex-VAT it is approximately $1k less.  But the wildcard cost is the customs bill.  

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Good luck! Also, I think FedEx is going to bring the highest likelihood of getting a bill.
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sorry for the hugeness of the pic, everyone shog[1].gif

@academe, it's the GL1
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No apology needed, that was a superb pic.
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Regarding customs fees, I got delivery of a Heuer watch that I paid $7,000 for (full price noted on the value for insurance purposes), shipped by DHL from Italy and I have not received a customs bill yet (since 12/24/14). I also bought another UG from Germany for $3.5K, shipped through DHL and have not received any bill yet (since November 2014).
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sorry for the hugeness of the pic, everyone shog[1].gif

@academe, it's the GL1

Great picture - in fact, post moar! happy.gif

I had wondered if it was a GL1, given that the earlier generation of the GL1 had overlapping subdials and yours clearly does not.
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A quick heads up for those of you checking the accuracy (and/or precision) of your watches about ½ a year from now: At midnight on June 30th UTC a leap second will be added (due to Earth's irregular changes in rotation speed).

http://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/bul/bulc/bulletinc.dat

Mark your calendars ;-)
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Hahaha!  I wondered if that would make TWAT; just heard it on the news and thought of you guys...is anyone claiming a second a year accuracy?  If there is such a thing, I bet Frilly's got it.  Oh yeah...G-Shock, right? :)

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The fact that days are not 24 hours has always fascinated me

"The longest and shortest days of the year are those with the greatest and least amount of daytime. They occur at the time of the solstices, either on or around 21 June and 21 December in the UK and most of the northern hemisphere. (The winter solstice is the time when the apparent position of the Sun reaches its most southerly point against the background stars.)

Many people notice that the time of sunrise continues to get later after the winter solstice. The reason for this has to do with the slight variation in the length of 'natural' days throughout the year, which results from a combination of the elliptical shape of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the tilt of the rotation axis of the Earth. The longest natural day is about 51 seconds longer than the shortest.

However, for a clock to work, all days measured need to have a fixed, equal length. Each is therefore fixed at the average length of a natural day (this is where the ‘mean’ in Greenwich Mean Time comes from). By averaging out the length of each day like this, the clock time at which the sun reaches its highest point slowly drifts backwards and forwards as the months progress. There is a knock-on effect on the times of sunrise and sunset. The earliest sunrise occurs a number of days before the longest day and the latest a number of days after the shortest.

In London, the latest sunrise occurs about three minutes later than the sunrise on the shortest day."
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Managed to track down a Tangomat GMT Plus (now discontinued).

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Regarding customs fees, I got delivery of a Heuer watch that I paid $7,000 for (full price noted on the value for insurance purposes), shipped by DHL from Italy and I have not received a customs bill yet (since 12/24/14). I also bought another UG from Germany for $3.5K, shipped through DHL and have not received any bill yet (since November 2014).

Any chance of some pics nod[1].gif?
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Any chance of some pics nod[1].gif?



Pretty terrible picture, click for larger.
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Pretty terrible picture, click for larger.

Perhaps crappy pic, but great piece - thanks! bigstar[1].gif
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Kaplan, thanks for the heads up. Ill set a reminder in mah fone!
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