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Hodinkee posted about a watch my dad owns, or should I say the only watch my dad owns.  http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/just-because-the-omega-seamaster-chronograph-ref-st-176001

 

Been his daily wearer since he bought it while in the Air Force in 1973.  Last fall it started having problems and he sent it in for a total rebuild, ended up setting him back $1500, but only took a couple of months and is running like a dream now.

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:teach:Oh to have your level of knowledge on such subjects!

 

 

It does make sense, what you say, of the high popularity of the sub. Wasn't it the first model Rolex made? Didn't mean to suggest that Rolex' prerogative was to make the watches light-weight, customizable and compact. However, that's what the older GMTs seem to be, comparatively speaking.

 

I was quite tempted by the Omega 231.10.44.52.06.001

 


But I don't really want my travel watch to be so big and in-your-face.

 

I think Mrs. Dino would say, yes, I know a lot about silly things ;).

 

The GMT was released about a year after the Submariner, and you can certainly see it was derived from it.  

 

Not really a fan of that model of Omega.  Again can't wait to see pix of your new watch soon!

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Thanks, Dino, informative as always. Really appreciate your info.

Keith, +1 on the faded Pepsi, but I'd like to get one in good condition and 'fade' it myself over time. Someone else posted a while back that they want to end up as the old dude with the faded Pepsi drinking his espresso. Amen to that. I've been roughing it a bit with my ExII over the past couple of weeks - bit of safari, bit of swimming, etc. It really steps up to that sort of living. I'd see the Pepsi in a similar light - an 'experience' watch.
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Hodinkee posted about a watch my dad owns, or should I say the only watch my dad owns.  http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/just-because-the-omega-seamaster-chronograph-ref-st-176001

 

Been his daily wearer since he bought it while in the Air Force in 1973.  Last fall it started having problems and he sent it in for a total rebuild, ended up setting him back $1500, but only took a couple of months and is running like a dream now.

Very cool !  I like the sort of cushion shaped case.   This is definitely a very 70's looking design, but I really like a lot of watch designs from that period.  

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Not fancy? Aren't Visconti pens like the best pens available? lol

 

I don't think that's necessarily true.  I'm not convinced that there is a "haute horlogerie" equivalent for pens.  I have a Visconti and I find the case attractive and the writing experience okay but I'm not sure I'd put it above Dupont or Montegrappa; heck, Cartier makes great pens.

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+1 on Cartier. Love mine. But I haven't got much to compare it to save for my father's old Parker.
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That's kind of you, but are you sure that isn't a stoat?

 

Those more knowledgeable tell me it's a weasel, because a stoat has a black tip on its tail.  Very hard to tell the difference at a glance.  But it's not a ferret.  I'm sure it's not a ferret.  Unless it's a ferret dressed as a weasel.  I mean, that little guy is clearly capable of anything.

 

 

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I was quite tempted by the Omega 231.10.44.52.06.001

 

The guy at the pen shop claims Cartier pens are top-tier for people who fly a lot...

 

For a GMT Omega, I'd go with the Aqua Terra (231.10.43.22.03.001).  It's also fairly big, but the clean bezel and that shiny blue dial make it a lot more versatile and smart, I think.

 

Last night I dropped into the Rolex and Cartier AD as I was passing (and the Rolex lady is cute -  I admit it), and looked at some Cartier pens while I was there.  I didn't even know they did pens.  I liked the "Diavolo".  Not as big and chunky as the others I've liked, but feels really solid and balanced in the paw.  

 

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I don't think that's necessarily true.  I'm not convinced that there is a "haute horlogerie" equivalent for pens.  I have a Visconti and I find the case attractive and the writing experience okay but I'm not sure I'd put it above Dupont or Montegrappa; heck, Cartier makes great pens.

 

I've not seen Visconti in the flesh.  But as I type, I've looked up the AD and it appears to be a watch shop in which I intend to do some serious tyre-kicking later this week, for the collective entertainment of TWAT.  The Viscontis look very interesting and arty online; I'll take a look.

 

But I'm already rather won over by your suggestions: Dupont is a little over budget; the Neo Classique (large) was the one I liked best of all I've seen.  So now it's down to the Montegrappa Espressione in cloudy black, the entry-level Parolo - surprisingly nice, or the Montblanc Meisterstuck LeGrand.  Possibly in that order.  Anyway, it is in the hands of my beloved...she wanted me to put stuff on Pinterest that I might want as a birthday present, so it will be the one she likes I guess!

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It's a different category and style but it is hard to beat the Lamy 2000, both design wise and for writing.
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I'm sure you're right in terms of function, but I do prefer something a bit more classic in design: heavy, shiny and self-important.  Much like myself.

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So, I bought a Tissot Heritage Visodate, which the manufacturer says has a 20mm strap. I bought a replacement strap, also 20mm, and it doesn't fit. I measured the lugs of the watch, and it's more like 19mm than 20mm. Is this very common?


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I'm sure you're right in terms of function, but I do prefer something a bit more classic in design: heavy, shiny and self-important.  Much like myself.

Perhaps this one is shiny and self-important enough for you! It's a Waterman Edson. I have the FP and ballpoint, but I think it was made in a roller, too. It's the "loudest" pen I have, but I've always thought it was striking, and it writes beautifully.

I have a couple of Viscontis. They're great looking pens, with unique designs (I'll try to remember to post some pictures), but their nibs don't hold a candle to the Duponts.



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Thanks, Dino, informative as always. Really appreciate your info.

Keith, +1 on the faded Pepsi, but I'd like to get one in good condition and 'fade' it myself over time. Someone else posted a while back that they want to end up as the old dude with the faded Pepsi drinking his espresso. Amen to that. I've been roughing it a bit with my ExII over the past couple of weeks - bit of safari, bit of swimming, etc. It really steps up to that sort of living. I'd see the Pepsi in a similar light - an 'experience' watch.

Well said!
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Because I've grown fond of you guys, I would like to share with you this picture of a weasel riding on a woodpecker.

 

 

You are welcome.

 

 

I saw that photo on a newspaper website last night, and it's pretty amazing.

 

I must say, though, that's either a very large woodpecker or a very small weasel.

 

 

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Keith, +1 on the faded Pepsi, but I'd like to get one in good condition and 'fade' it myself over time. Someone else posted a while back that they want to end up as the old dude with the faded Pepsi drinking his espresso. Amen to that. I've been roughing it a bit with my ExII over the past couple of weeks - bit of safari, bit of swimming, etc. It really steps up to that sort of living. I'd see the Pepsi in a similar light - an 'experience' watch.

 

 

Absolutely.

 

I know that some people nowadays almost fetishize watches with faded bezels and dials etc - and I suppose that it's handy to help establish authenticity, too, as a watch that's clearly time-worn is very unlikely to be a fake - but I don't really see the point of getting all excited over a watch that someone else has worn over the years, unless it was worn by your dad or another family member and has sentimental value.

 

A watch that's time-worn because you've worn it over the past couple of decades? Sure - that's great. A watch that's time-worn because someone else wore it for a few decades and you picked it up last month? Not so much.

 

Of course, that's just my subjective view of things and others are welcome to other views. It does surprise me, though, when you see someone post an old GMT-II on Tumblr or Instagram that they've just bought and it gets lot of re-blogs and comments like "So cool!" and "Jealous!". To me, it seems a bit odd to have a fetish for patina or wear by someone else, not yourself.

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^ I think people who are jealous at time worn watches are jealous that they haven't had the same watch themselves over many years and time worn it themselves to the same degree. I think that's what they mean by being jealous.
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