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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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I have a Montblanc laying around somewhere I've never really used. If I can find it we can call it a RO congrats gift. I don't think I brought it with me when I got my house, but I think it's laying around my parents house somewhere. Next time I visit them I'll look around for it. No promises I can find it, but nice pens are useless to me so I'd rather it be getting some use somewhere than buried in a box at my parents.

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I have a Montblanc laying around somewhere I've never really used. If I can find it we can call it a RO congrats gift. I don't think I brought it with me when I got my house, but I think it's laying around my parents house somewhere. Next time I visit them I'll look around for it. No promises I can find it, but nice pens are useless to me so I'd rather it be getting some use somewhere than buried in a box at my parents.

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You are the best.
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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.  

Thanks for the thought. My issue is more about overconsuming and under using that I think would apply equally to clothes and watches. I have over a dozen pairs of NIB marteganis for instance that I haven't yet integrated into my wardrobe, in part because of the way I'm wired and in part because it's just easier to rotate amongst 4 or 5 pairs of shoes and none of the pairs on my rotation are ready for replacement. By my just now made up calculations I have something like 5 lifetimes worth of shoes. I would probably feel better if I just cleaned out the closet haha.

The lesson for me is to be careful when buying watches because the best watch is the one you wear right?
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I like where this thread is headed.
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How much does replacement dial and hands impact the value of a Rolex Explorer I 1016?
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How much does replacement dial and hands impact the value of a Rolex Explorer I 1016?

It has a strong negative affect on value.  If you are buying it for a cheap price just to keep and enjoy and you don't care about value, then go for it.  Otherwise avoid it like the plague.  The 1016  is a nice watch, but they made plenty of them, so there is no shortage.  I personally wouldn't buy one with replacement dial and hands. Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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So, not related to anything, I happened upon a Rolex v Patek youtube video, where 2 idiots "explained" the different between the type of people that wear said watches. Its crap like that that perpetuates these moronic perceptions of "who" wears "what" watch, as if there is some defining line that dictates what type of person would buy one brand of watch over another.

This is why people who dont know better think that Rolexes are "flashy" watches meant for people who are trying to make a point of whats on their wrist and Pateks are for old fancy people that are too classy for that kind of thing.

Why cant they just leave well enough alone. They are just different brands that make different models, like so many other brands out there, and any person could buy one or the other, or both, if he was so inclined. Its jus about what particulars you happen like, both aesthetically and functionally.

So mad.
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I think you need to make your own video 

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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.

 

I actually have one half link in now and will likely install the other half link on the other side of the clasp.  I really should get a small enough screwdriver as its going to cost me another 10 bucks to resize this for the third time :lol:

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That would be a great idea, ryden!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

So, not related to anything, I happened upon a Rolex v Patek youtube video, where 2 idiots "explained" the different between the type of people that wear said watches. Its crap like that that perpetuates these moronic perceptions of "who" wears "what" watch, as if there is some defining line that dictates what type of person would buy one brand of watch over another.

This is why people who dont know better think that Rolexes are "flashy" watches meant for people who are trying to make a point of whats on their wrist and Pateks are for old fancy people that are too classy for that kind of thing.

Why cant they just leave well enough alone. They are just different brands that make different models, like so many other brands out there, and any person could buy one or the other, or both, if he was so inclined. Its jus about what particulars you happen like, both aesthetically and functionally.

So mad.

Something like this?





(Full size image at http://www.chrono24.com/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/uhrtyp-E-logo-O.png. Kopped from chrono24 so it must be legit)
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I'm not big on the YG Sub, either, but have you ever handled a platinum Daytona in person? It's a thing of beauty... What do you find gimmicky about it?

Oh no doubt… and I do like the blue. But something about the "chocolate brown" gives me a "flavor of the minute" colorway feeling for some reason. Could just be me.

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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.

This happened to me for the first time that was really noticeable over Christmas in Ohio. It was so freaking cold the bracelet actually shrunk on my wrist and got tight. Thank goodness I'm back in LA where we don't worry about that shit. smile.gif
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Well, I think that was meant to be tongue in cheek and intentionally cliche. I more meant people who say those kinds of things seriously. That meme is lolzy.
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I think you need to make your own video 

 

+1  I would definitely watch the "StichySez" channel.

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Does anyone here own the current version of Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic? If so, I'd like to ask some questions:

- Do you feel the small second time zone dial gets badly blocked by the hands of the main dial at times, making it difficult to read the small dial?

- What is the second time zone crown like to operate: does it click nice and exact on every time zone?

- Is the power reserve indicator accurate so that the the numbers on the dial reasonably accurately correspond to the hours of running time left?

- Does the rotor make a lot of noise?

Thanks in advance
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