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It's a pr0n thread. People would be a little disappointed if the shoe p0rn thread became over-run with pictures of Aldo shoes and no more pr0n-worthy ones, no? Imazine, dozens of posts on the various Aldo models and the benefit of getting the light brown bicycle-toe vs the medium-brown square-toe...

I don't want Aldo shoes in the shoe thread, but the Chris Ward watches aren't so bad that members are getting their Hermes banana hammocks in a bunch over their postings.
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Love the Milgauss action.
post #3978 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
I don't see why people are getting upset with cheaper watches being posted.

Some people think youre not good enough if you can spend a couple grand on a watch apparently.
post #3979 of 48312
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
Thanks for the kind words. Ironically, that 1815 chrono is one of the primary reasons I haven't done some EG or G&G damage at your shop (yet...)

If that's the case, I'll let it slide.
post #3980 of 48312
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
AP Royal Oak Chrono, FP Journe Chronometre Souverain, Lange 1, and (latest addition) Lange 1815 Chrono... The highlight of the 1815 chrono: one of the most beautiful movements ever produced...
Love the CS, not that the 1815 is bad but LOVE the CS
post #3981 of 48312
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I don't see why people are getting upset with cheaper watches being posted.
I guess it's too pleb for some people to talk about the merits of watches that cost less than $600 or the companies that make them in the watch p0rn thread. I missed the part where "watch p0rn thread" is mutually exclusive with talking about watch companies that make watches for people under the age of 35 who don't have the same taste and money of most 60 year olds. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go change my pocket square and redo my FIH tie knot, lest I appear of lesser worth and character than the fine men of SF's MC section and this thread.
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Originally Posted by tor View Post
I guess it's too pleb for some people to talk about the merits of watches that cost less than $600 or the companies that make them in the watch p0rn thread. I missed the part where "watch p0rn thread" is mutually exclusive with talking about watch companies that make watches for people under the age of 35 who don't have the same taste and money of most 60 year olds.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go change my pocket square and redo my FIH tie knot, lest I appear of lesser worth and character than the fine men of SF's MC section and this thread.

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Lots of talk about Seiko's in here, and the cheaper ones, too. No one gets upset. Where I think a good point is made is the discussion (arguments) rather than posting photos. Guilty. Should have checked the first post. I'll 'comply'. But as for price? Stupid. My new CW watches are pornographic in their beauty. I've seen a few fugly $$$$$ watches in this thread. They were more like chubby chaser porn. Beauty in the eye, and all that bollocks. As for some of the ugly, lizard skin freaky shit in shoe 'porn'? Ugh! And, as far as complaints about the essence of WAYWR? Glass houses. 'Lifetstyle shots' (which I happen to like) changed that thread eons ago. As for the 'porn' threads? Maybe do what I do, compliment stuff you like and ignore the stuff you don't. Just an idea. >>> to the thread topic.
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Originally Posted by audiophilia View Post
Lots of talk about Seiko's in here, and the cheaper ones, too. No one gets upset.

Where I think a good point is made is the discussion (arguments) rather than posting photos. Guilty. Should have checked the first post. I'll 'comply'. But as for price? Stupid. My new CW watches are pornographic in their beauty. I've seen a few fugly $$$$$ watches in this thread. They were more like chubby chaser porn. Beauty in the eye, and all that bollocks. As for some of the ugly, lizard skin freaky shit in shoe 'porn'? Ugh!

And, as far as complaints about the essence of WAYWR? Glass houses. 'Lifetstyle shots' (which I happen to like) changed that thread eons ago.

As for the 'porn' threads? Maybe do what I do, compliment stuff you like and ignore the stuff you don't. Just an idea.

>>> to the thread topic.


Well put. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So is porn. I wouldnt wear a Tourbilion or a JLC if you paid me because I find them repulsive looking. That said, most of you would find my black and silver on PVC 42mm watch atrocious as well. Price is irrelevant. 10pm is 10pm. I would much rather own a $100 casio that looks great then a 20K Rolex just because its a rolex. If the watch is expensive and appeals my tastes, ok, but for the most part cost and beauty are two separate things.
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Bespoke alligator watch band

I was in Paris a few weeks ago and picked up my custom order from Atelier du Bracelet Parisien. They have a fairly impressive selection of skins available (e.g. sharkskin, stingray, and even emu!), and the particular one I chose was a specialty tanned alligator with square scales. The base color is charcoal, although depending on the lighting and what I'm wearing there are hints of blue, purple and brown. I've tried to capture some of the color in the below pics, with limited success. Note on the last pic the single pinhole punched through after mounting on my watch and fitting to my wrist - a really nice touch, IMHO. This strap really transformed the watch!









Overall, I'm very pleased with my ABP experience and will order again.
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nice touch but did you consider going w/ deployant clasp ?
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nice touch but did you consider going w/ deployant clasp ?

Absolutely, and in fact that was my original intention. Turns out that the Lange deployants don't suit my wrist very well and feel uncomfortable. Plus, on this particular watch I find myself staring at the movement frequently enough that the pin and buckle work better for me. Saved me some $$$ too!
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Originally Posted by tor View Post
I guess it's too pleb for some people to talk about the merits of watches that cost less than $600 or the companies that make them in the watch p0rn thread. I missed the part where "watch p0rn thread" is mutually exclusive with talking about watch companies that make watches for people under the age of 35 who don't have the same taste and money of most 60 year olds.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go change my pocket square and redo my FIH tie knot, lest I appear of lesser worth and character than the fine men of SF's MC section and this thread.

Cruiser??

I'm with the others. I have a nice collection of watches but dont think anyone really wants to see my Baume and Mercier's or marathon GSAR. I am however, picking up a new GMT master II on saturday that I might post.

dl
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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
Love the CS, not that the 1815 is bad but LOVE the CS

That is some SEEERIOUS XXX porn. Journe is the master.
Kudos on the stunning collection
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
Bespoke alligator watch band I was in Paris a few weeks ago and picked up my custom order from Atelier du Bracelet Parisien. They have a fairly impressive selection of skins available (e.g. sharkskin, stingray, and even emu!), and the particular one I chose was a specialty tanned alligator with square scales. The base color is charcoal, although depending on the lighting and what I'm wearing there are hints of blue, purple and brown. I've tried to capture some of the color in the below pics, with limited success. Note on the last pic the single pinhole punched through after mounting on my watch and fitting to my wrist - a really nice touch, IMHO. This strap really transformed the watch! Overall, I'm very pleased with my ABP experience and will order again.
beautiful. mind if i ask you pricing and contact information? i'm in Paris next month and would like to have a few custom straps done for a Panny. thanks in advance!
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