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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Did you really need to get that off you chest? You may have thought it but there are plenty of people who do not need to show off their collection whereas others enjoy doing so.

 

Yup.

 

The key difference is not about "showing off" collections.  It's about "showing off."  Our exchange above is one example:

 

1.  TWAT member A shares his watch, whether a picture or a description.

 

2.  T and T comes up with some variant of "oh yeah, I own or owned one of those, but ya know, mine was so much better."

 

3.  One or two members ask - hey T and T, would you show us some of your awesome pieces?  T and T either does not reply, or says "Don't hold your breath."

 

4.  Then, combine that with numerous references to hanging out with so-and-so so-called celebrity in the world of horology and watch collecting ("well, I was having coffee with Seth Atwood, and I said my watch was kind of running funky, so he had George Daniels service it in the back" - or some variant of such), and some of us began to ask - uhm, is this guy for real?  What exactly is he trying to prove?

 

So tell me - who was "showing off their collection," really?  

 

These interactions in the beginning perplexed me.  Then, when it happened often enough, it started pissing me off.

 

Also, I didn't rule out the very distinct possibility that I am an asshole too.

 

So yeah, T and T - I apologize for the outburst above.  Really uncalled for.  What I should have said was "I'm really not sure what to make of you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts in our active, online forum, but I'm really skeptical of a lot of the claims you make.  If it would so please you, a picture or two would be great, but only if you are open to sharing, since I respect your privacy.  But you know, if you make certain claims, in an online forum where we share not just our thoughts about watches but visual representations of pieces that move us, some of us are kind of wondering whether what you say is true or not."

 

Better?

 

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He didn't sleep well.  Yellow gold Subs are haunting his dreams.  That happened to me after I mocked the platinum Daytona here on its launch...it literally haunted me, and now I am ready to submit to its evil will.  Though unlike Frilly's precious Rolex succubus, it has little realistic chance of my buying it.

 

Resistance is futile, Frilly...

 

Curiously, mimo, I'm able to resist.......

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I was wondering if you would reply like this. I'm glad you did.

You see, aside from the Franck Muller you've posted a few times, we haven't seen any of the watches in your collection you claim to own. You make it a habit to drop somewhat acclaimed or notorious names in the watch industry, often in a fun and playful way but almost as often in a somewhat obnoxious way (though you've behaved far better than when you first stumbled your way here).

Occasionally, I learn something from your posts. But often, I ask myself - is this guy a bullshitting asshole? Or a condescending asshole, who keeps issuing missives from On High and yet wouldn't want to share any of the esteemed pieces in his collection for us plebeians to admire?

Either way, there's a common theme: you're still kind of an asshole.

Either that, or you're an intensely private individual who would rather not show pictures of his most valuable pieces on the Internet, but otherwise feels comfortable prancing around anonymously and claiming he owns a bunch of stuff.

My two cents.

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Did you really need to get that off you chest? You may have thought it but there are plenty of people who do not need to show off their collection whereas others enjoy doing so.

And still others who need to do so over and over and over again due to narcissism or insecurity or lack of self-awareness. rolleyes.gif
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And still others who need to do so over and over and over again due to narcissism or insecurity or lack of self-awareness. sarcasm.gif

 

I'm not sure if @gopherblue was referring to anyone specifically, since he didn't really call anyone out directly - but @in stitches , maybe you should stop posting pics of your RO over and over again... :D

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I visit this thread for discussion, advice, and pics. I've seen a bunch of the same watches over and over again, that's cool with me (even if I wish quoted pics were spoilered). Also, we all post stuff on a style forum, I'm sure we're all at least a little narcissistic and insecure in our own ways.
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So I went to check out Pepsis and Cokes at a couple of pre-owned places. Not bad, though some were pretty pricey for what they were. Apparently there is still a healthy demand for GMTs.

Then, I happened by a Rolex dealer and popped in to take a look see and they had a BLNR available.

Crapcrapcrapcrapcrap. Now I know what you guys have been going on about.

I don't know where you're based but here in London since I've started looking at pre-owned Pepsis there is a massive difference in prices. Maybe that goes for pre-owned Rollies generally, but it just seems particularly so for Pepsis. Retailer A, who I trust and have bought from before, has a nice example with box and papers for c £5k. Then Retailer B, who is prominent and kosher but  generally more expensive than A and from whom I haven't purchased before, has almost the self-same thing, albeit without papers, for c £4k. It's not a particularly rare example, so I'm thinking are the papers really worth a grand? And then Retailer C, who is in the West End, well known, and charges by far the highest prices I have seen for pre-owned watches, each of which always seems to be 'unique', have a 'rare dial', etc. is in turn higher than A or B.

 

So I'm, stumped. And I'm not even going to think about going to look at a new BLNR or I know that it will be the thin end of a wedge that leads me to divorce, debtors' prison and utter ruination.

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Even though that blue black bezel is the tits, I prefer everything else about the older GMTs. I could look at a 100 BLNRs, but if a 16710, 16750, or 1675 Pepsi were also on my radar, the BLNR wouldn't stand a chance. Have some faith in your Pepsi love my friend.
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Thanks. The faith is strong with me. I just need to wait a respectable time after the purchase of this fellow, which I am wearing again today and loving more and more...

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I'm wearing the same today, I'd take a pic but I don't want to look too narcissistic.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I'm wearing the same today, I'd take a pic but I don't want to look too narcissistic.

 

Well, @DLJr - I'm not ashamed to say I'm part of a group that is somewhat narcissistic (concerned about the way they look, how the clothes, shoes or accessories they select express their personality and/or values) and kind of insecure (we take pics of ourselves and share it via an online forum so that we can receive feedback and critique from others who share an interest in matters of style and taste).

 

It's called StyleForum.  :satisfied:

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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

Thanks. The faith is strong with me. I just need to wait a respectable time after the purchase of this fellow, which I am wearing again today and loving more and more...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I have the same watch, but mine was worn by Buzz Aldrin. Don't bother asking for pics.
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In for small timers narcissistic post of the day. Manual wind PAM 111

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I have the same watch, but mine was worn by Buzz Aldrin. Don't bother asking for pics.

Haha I see what you did there. mwink[1].gif
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I'm not even going to think about going to look at a new BLNR or I know that it will be the thin end of a wedge that leads me to divorce, debtors' prison and utter ruination.

 

Ain't it the truth.  Embrace your fate, my friend...it seems the slope was as slippery as described, and now my descent has begun, I am about to turn face first.

 

 

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I'm sure we're all at least a little narcissistic and insecure in our own ways.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
 

It's called StyleForum.  :satisfied:

 

That would appear to be the situation.  We do attract a certain demographic - higher than average in economic achievement, education, social status, and with it a certain alpha-type personality in abundance.  There are bound to be ripples now and then.  And the occasional fantasist bullshitter or dick-waving blow hard.  Though restraint in pointing those out is usually my advice.  

 

As for repetitive posting of the same pieces...well, being at the lower end of the SF spectrum on most of those counts (though occasionally at least upper middle on asshole rating), I'm quite happy to live vicariously through others with sincere pleasure.  Also, pretty much everyone on this thread seems like someone I'd be genuinely happy to hang out with.  And you two are definitely self-aware enough to fall into that category.  Now shut up and show us your platinum.  Feed the disease...I can take it...

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@no frills , all the watches on this thread are actually mine. I just let other members that like watches borrow them because I don't have occasion to wear them.

Sorry, no pics.

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I had such a hard time deciding between the Pepsi, the Coke and the BLNR that I just decided to get all three. Now to grow another arm so I can wear them all at the same time.
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