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TheWraith!

Off topic somewhat: is that your daily writer pen? Do you still write by hand much? I got deep into fine writing instruments late last year (still sticking true to my "no purchases for 2015" resolution - the pens that arrived recently were ordered late last year!) and boy, some of them sport a similar kind of aesthetic and workmanship that underpin my love for mechanical timepieces.
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Well said, Dino. As much as I loved my PAM, I think that the rather average movement was what made it relatively easy to part with. It was an aesthetic accessory more than a luxury watch really. Selling the JLC, and the Rolex years earlier, were much harder decisions.

Thanks Bro.  My former local Richemont watch peddler  was always trying to get me into a Panerai.  I really liked the case shape a lot, but the ordinary movement found in most of them years ago was a deal breaker.  I can certainly see how it could make it easier for you to part ways with your PAM than your JLC and Rolex.  Anyway, hope that 15300 is making it easier for you to live without the JLC !  Cheers! :cheers:

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twenty-five thirty-one point eight oh

like a bawse

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Just catching up after a long break:
1. Holy shyt Stitch, 15300 in the Hizzy!!!! Congrats on that. I hope you are enjoying the RO experience. smile.gif

Welcome back, and thanks! Been waiting for you, buddy.

Oh I am enjoying it beyond measure.
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Thanks Bro.  My former local Richemont watch peddler  was always trying to get me into a Panerai.  I really liked the case shape a lot, but the ordinary movement found in most of them years ago was a deal breaker.  I can certainly see how it could make it easier for you to part ways with your PAM than your JLC and Rolex.  Anyway, hope that 15300 is making it easier for you to live without the JLC !  Cheers! cheers.gif

Indeed it makes so easy.

I think I may buy a Radiomir at some point. Who knows.
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Finding a watch by year to commemorate something that happened that year, while not something that appeals to me, is not uncommon. The funny thing is, a 1965 whatever-watch-you-are-looking -for, will have two distinct prices, assuming its not some special collectors item like a red sub or something.

1. You happen to find the watch with the desired year on eBay or chrono24 or a forum classified... The price will be the same as it was an other year of that general ear because the seller is not expecting anything special due to the production year.

2. You put out word that you want a watch from said specific year an someone in the business finds you one. Bam instant price bump because they know they have you by the shnads. There because an instant value add because you want this specific year, which is not always going to be readily available, the same as if it was a year earlier or later, there is just no guarantee such a watch will be readily available, and as such, you pay a premium to the find. Essentially a finders fee on top of the watch price.

That being said, the best thing to do is scour the marketplace unto you find the one you are looking for.

I would not do #2 for the reasons you mention. But I appreciate suggestions of reputable dealers to scour.
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Wore this today wootx



Got his and hers too, Duchess never takes hers off

 

Someday I wanna dress like Cleav...

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TheWraith!

Off topic somewhat: is that your daily writer pen? Do you still write by hand much? I got deep into fine writing instruments late last year (still sticking true to my "no purchases for 2015" resolution - the pens that arrived recently were ordered late last year!) and boy, some of them sport a similar kind of aesthetic and workmanship that underpin my love for mechanical timepieces.

@no frills - that's one of my daily pens (it's a Waterman my sister bought me many years ago). I have quite a few, and often just take up what's nearest to hand. I don't write by hand as much as I used to in my youth (in school and college, I wrote all my papers by hand, which today's kids/young adults wouldn't know a whole lot about), but I still try to write as much as possible per day in my study at home. I print whatever manuscript I'm working on on the day and go through it and make notes by hand all over it. I try to write letters to family and friends by hand, rather than type them out, but that's diminished over time as well. Like you, I like the aesthetic and workmanship of pens, though as with most things on this forum, in a much more modest form than many others here.
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Someday I wanna dress like Cleav...

Very kind mate fistbump.gif
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Wore this today wootx



Got his and hers too, Duchess never takes hers off

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I was tickled to see the Roadster mentioned here as an alternative!

Personally I've found it quite versatile, and IMHO it effectively straddles the dress / casual line with plenty of style to spare. (Mine's in stainless steel).

At the same time, it's true that the barrel-shape is quite different (or as I'd like to think, distinctive!) ... so maybe it's not the best choice as a "first" watch. But when worn in rotation with others, I have found that it more than holds its own, and really gets quite a lot of wrist time.

Also, as recently mentioned, in terms of readability with a silver dial-- the (first version) Roadster hands are blue, quite broad, and lumed up almost like a diver's watch-- so there's plenty of contrast, and it's easy to see in lower light situations as well.

The movement is nothing special of course, but with the Roman numerals, and oval / racetrack dial, the "headlight" cyclops and crown...if you "get" that whole Cartier aesthetic as applied to the automotive world, then you can see why I have found it so appealing.

Certainly it's not a watch for everybody, but I do think it's been underrated to a certain extent.

Here's an old pic:



Really liked the Railmaster from the time Omega revived it, and honestly thought it would have been more successful, or would have enjoyed a much longer production run. Yours looks great on that brown strap.

Congrats on getting it back on your wrist!
The Luminor may not be the safest choice, but it sounds like what your heart really wants.

Yeah it's technically a diver, but not at all like an Aquaracer (or Sub, or whatever "typical" / rotating bezel style dive watch).

And If you've got the wrist to accommodate it, I think you'll really like owning a Panerai.

Just make to you also get several different straps to switch out, and I promise you will have hours and hours of fun. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

These are a beauty! Congrats!
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At my desk and contributing to the recent pen and watch combo pics. Hoping to contribute more to the thread.
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At my desk and contributing to the recent pen and watch combo pics. Hoping to contribute more to the thread.

I don't know much about pens, but what a great watch!

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At my desk and contributing to the recent pen and watch combo pics. Hoping to contribute more to the thread.

I don't know much about pens, but what a great watch!


Thanks! It was a wedding gift from my in laws. Was strongly influenced by TWAT when selecting it.
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Thanks! It was a wedding gift from my in laws. Was strongly influenced by TWAT when selecting it.

Nice choice. I absolutely adore mine. 

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I need a nice pen.
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I need a nice pen.

 

I have been thinking about this as well.  I recently bought an $8 pen that is decently comfortable and refillable as I am studying for the CPA and taking a lot of notes.  If/Once I pass, my wife mentioned a nice pen could be my gift.

 

@TheWraith I too enjoy writing notes to family and friends.  My mother-in-law got us some good stationary which helps though I will not be purchasing the same afterwards.  $200 for 50 personalized cards seems a little much to me.

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