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My recent watch acquisition. Not something I'd normally get for myself, but my wife got it for me, so it's precious in that respect.
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Stitchy, I don't normally think of the RO as elegant, but somehow, you found one!
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I never realized how much variance there was until last week. I wore my new Grand Seiko all last week in Vegas for CES and felt I had to take it off some times due to tightness.  This was really my first experience wearing a metal bracelet for an extended period of time.

 

Overall really enjoying this watch.  It's incredibly accurate and wears smaller than its 43.5mm size would lead one to think.  I will likely add in one more half link as when I'm warmer I definitely could use a little more breathing room on the bracelet.Does make me wish it had some kind of micro adjustment capabilities, but I think I'll be able to deal with it.

 

A lume shot from my last night...

 



Are you using the half link? Strangely I find the bracelet fits best with both half links, on either side of clasp.
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Would like to hear more about this Omega.

1970s? Interesting case shape, and looks like some patina on the dial. A watch that could tell stories.


 

I really wish I knew the original owner. I bought it from a vintage Omega/JLC restorer person on another forum. But it is a 1974 Deville. That is about all I know lol.

 

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Stitchy, I don't normally think of the RO as elegant, but somehow, you found one!

High praise. Thanks, man.
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Stitchy, I don't normally think of the RO as elegant, but somehow, you found one!
It struck a similar note with me but I'm writing it off as the effects of Twatholm Syndrome.......shog[1].gif
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I've never seen a RO up close and personal but I have a feeling it's going to wow me. Friend has a nautilus which doesn't appeal to me in pictures but in the metal I think it looks great.

Really digging the Nomos as much as I thought. I love taking it off to look at the caliber and watch/feel the rotor spin and being the nerd that I am, I am really enjoying the fact that it keeps perfect time (off by less than a second over 30+ hours).

Still waiting on the wife's Nomos to arrive (they were sent under separate cover) and she's very excited. Not sure how much more capital we are willing to throw at timepieces, particularly given my tendency to buy more apparel than I can reasonably wear (can't even talk about the pairs of new shoes stacked up in my guest closet that I should sell) but at the outset loving both watches and looking forward to wearing both.
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Continuing the theme...

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And back in coach...

 

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Still waiting on the wife's Nomos to arrive (they were sent under separate cover) and she's very excited. Not sure how much more capital we are willing to throw at timepieces, particularly given my tendency to buy more apparel than I can reasonably wear (can't even talk about the pairs of new shoes stacked up in my guest closet that I should sell) but at the outset loving both watches and looking forward to wearing both.

Congrats on your new additions and I hope your wife enjoys her new watch as much as you are enjoying yours.  As for not being sure how much more capital you are willing to put into watches, based on the tendency to buy more apparel than you can reasonably wear...I'd suggest easing off of the additional clothing additions and if you are enjoying watches then focus on them a bit more.  It can be great fun to build a beautiful wardrobe, but I now spend less on my wardrobe than I used to and more on watches.  I wish I had done this sooner.  When I consider that the cut of jackets and suits has changed, my size has changed, all it takes is one bad stain that doesn't come out and something and it is ruined, not to mention once you shorten sleeves or pants those items have very limited value..it puts into perspective that at least for me a watch is a better and more enduring purchase.  Many watch designs look great even after many decades (regardless of the newest styles or technology), if your size changes adjust the clasp or add/subtract a link, if you spill something on it chances are its not ruined, and most will retain far more value than even the nicest suit that an owner has worn.  Beyond that its generally something nicer and more useful to pass onto family than a bunch of high end older clothing.  Again, if you are having fun with buying tons of clothes that's what matters, just giving you a different perspective from someone who used to do that.  Cheers! 

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I also began with a passion for clothing, but for the past couple of years that same focus has been shifted towards wristwatches. I think I had pretty much covered all bases in my wardrobe and wasn't really wanting for anything new. I've acquired certain clothing items here or there usually during holiday time, but I look at wristwatches daily.

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Owning one of these:



You'd think this wouldn't be my habit:




In spite of appreciating nice pens and using pens and pencils daily, I almost always forget to carry mine. I'm a little better about my pencils:

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No Frills: Both pens are beautiful, but the Nakaya is really captivating.

Today, I'm using another S.T. Dupont Montparnasse. It's known as the Amber Chairman. I love the intricate lacquer design.



Here's a close-up:



Finally, here's a picture of the mechanism that opens the pen to change/refill the cartridge. It was meant to emulate the refilling mechanism on Dupont's famous lighters. You lift the semi-circular lever and turn it, thereby unscrewing the nib (and cartridge) from the barrel.

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Ever since I read the pen articles in Watch Time Magazine I have really wanted a nice pen. Never got one though, because I know that I don't really have much use for one and I will probably lose it.

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Beautiful pens, guys. Knowing nothing about pens, I of course Googled them. WOW

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