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Originally Posted by Waterloo 360T View Post

My Rolex AD in Ontario, Canada said Rolex requires them to raise pricing on all in stock models to the new pricing. Double edged sword, more profit but harder sell.
Apparently Swatch Group watches all went up 5-8%.

Mine said the same this week (Ontario AD) and that it's in relation to weak CDN dollar.
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I accidentally bought a Swatch.

 

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I accidentally bought a Swatch.

 

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Congrats Mimo!  I hope it goes over well with your significant other!  Cheers and enjoy it my friend.  :cheers:

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Very nice Mimo - congrats!
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I have mixed feelings about it, actually: on the negative side, I actually tried to cancel it because there's something else I want, but it had shipped.  And, well, who sends stuff back, right?  But more seriously, it will have a similar role in my life to the the other one I'm after.  On the plus side, my girlfriend has accepted my indiscretion in this matter.  She also quite likes it herself.  So if I do get bored of it, I think she might steal it some day.  And I have a son.  He will like it.

 

But anyway, it was a good deal, and I wanted that L688 column wheel movement ever since I saw it.  The bracelet and unusual case shape (see last pic) make it extremely comfortable.  And playing with that little wheel is fun.

 

So yeah, thanks.  What have you done to me?  It's getting worse...

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Yay, another James Bond Omega!


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They have to have something in between moon landing anniversaries...weirdly, I like this more than the normal one.

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They have to have something in between moon landing anniversaries...weirdly, I like this more than the normal one.

I suppose its good thing they are not involved in the feminine hygiene product field, or they would be releasing limited editions every 28 days or so ;)

 

Since we are on the topic of limited editions...I was in the grocery store the other day and saw a limited edition yogurt flavor.  What the hell is that about?  If I bought it, do I save it and try to build a collection of other yogurts?  I wonder if it will increase in value over time, and will there eventually be gray market yogurt dealers to sell these limited editions?  

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I suppose they mean they're testing a new flavour, but making it sound more desirable.  But really, it's nonsense!  Lazy and contrived language makes me unreasonably annoyed.

 

But, talking of limited editions and acquired tastes...I had a meeting earlier today when I saw something truly unusual.  I know this guy has a watch boutique in his empire, though nothing in which I've been too interested (Chronoswiss and some oddities), but wasn't sure if he was personally interested in the area.  And this monster on his wrist I just couldn't recognise from a distance.  So I asked.  And however ridiculous, it put joy in my heart that such a thing could exist:

 

 

 

Putting aside the preposterously heavy 50mm diamond-encrusted platinum case: the way those satellite hours work is just magically entertaining.  Oh.  And you won't see many of them about: he said one of seven, and I've just been searching to find another.  Seems he was right.

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Looks a bit like what Urwerk do, but in a bling case. I've always found them conceptually interesting and a neat way of showing the time, but really too 'novelty' for my taste.
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Looks a bit like what Urwerk do, but in a bling case. I've always found them conceptually interesting and a neat way of showing the time, but really too 'novelty' for my taste.

I believe the HW Opus models with unique style of telling time pre-date Urwerk.  Actually, if you look at the HW dial you will see F. Baumgartner's name on the dial, and he is one of Urwerk's founders.  Then again AP had a sort of similar idea before HW, with their Star Wheel watches.  

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Putting aside the preposterously heavy 50mm diamond-encrusted platinum case: the way those satellite hours work is just magically entertaining.  Oh.  And you won't see many of them about: he said one of seven, and I've just been searching to find another.  Seems he was right.

Looks like a fun watch to play with.  I just wish it wasn't diamond encrusted, although HW is famous for diamonds. 

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Thanks Dino. Interesting how these ideas take shape and move around. Shame they had to shackle it in that ugly case though, poor thing.
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Only this special edition of seven pieces has the diamonds.  The entry level, mainstream, normal 50mm platinum case is really quite nondescript, I think.

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one for each day of the week:
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I'll take Wednesday and Friday. Thnx.
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