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BLNR incoming next week......

Congrats !  Great choice!  My BLNR says welcome to your incoming GMT... (a quick photo from the day mine arrived).

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What the.. I don't even...

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What the.. I don't even...




Do not like
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I don't think I could even tell you what time it was on that monstrosity. Way too much going on.
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The time is read at the nominal 12 o'clock. I'm assuming it's a world timer so the "local time" is 10:10 a.m. in Paris. It's 1:10 am in LA, for example. I like the functionality of a world-timer, but hard not to have them be too busy. In this case the flags and the LV pyramid make it busy and ugly but I don't think it's that hard to read.
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P220 .45 ACP. About a 3" grouping today at 6 yards with a few outliers. Hoping I'll be able to shoot still after my move to London.

Sadly, we're a little less accommodating of recreational shooting over here, although there must be some target shooting clubs and if they're anywhere then London should have them.
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As I understand it, hand guns are banned, even in clubs, and have been since about '98.  Airguns for targets (no licence required), particular categories of shotgun for game, vermin or clay pigeons* (easy licence once you can demonstrate the reasonable use, and a safe place to store), and certain rifles for stalking** etc. (a bit harder than shotguns, but similar process).

 

*English for skeet

**English for deer hunting

 

If you do get involved in shooting as a country sport, it does offer excuses for some magnificent tailoring.  Go subtle on the watch - vintage/obscure perhaps.

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What's everyone's favorite new watch from basel that isn't Rolex, Omega or Patek?

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What's everyone's favorite new watch from basel that isn't Rolex, Omega or Patek?
I'd like to get a better look that the 50th Anniversary Seiko Marinemaster300 with the Hi-Beat movement. Could be high on my list of faves.
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What's everyone's favorite new watch from basel that isn't Rolex, Omega or Patek?

Probably this which I will preorder on Monday as a funky partner for my Sub.

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^ Nomos is on the list for sure.
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What's everyone's favorite new watch from basel that isn't Rolex, Omega or Patek?

So far the only ones that move me the right way are the Globemaster and the 62GS Limited editions. Everything else seems kinda cartoony. The new Pelagos would be nice but it's in Ty-D-Bol Blue. That's the wrong sort of nautical.

The new Yachtmaster is frustrating because it shows how stunning it could be with a bezel insert. I've always liked the shape of the Yachtmaster case, with its unbroken curves from the crown guards to the top of the case. But I'll never own one, especially now when it looks like it's been miscegenation with an Offshore.
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What's everyone's favorite new watch from basel that isn't Rolex, Omega or Patek?


Here are a few of mine from most affordable to, ahem, divorced:


Longines



Zenith Elite



Patek Split Seconds Chrono



Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon



Breguet Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087
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That Longines design... Wow.

I really am interested in the new Rolex YM - I bet it's pretty fantastic in person and I bet the Oysterflex strap is out of this world. Personally I'll never buy it but I can appreciate what Rolex did here.

The Omega Snoopy is a great looking watch and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person, or on Frill's wrist first biggrin.gif

The Globemaster just does nothing for me. I love Omega but the Pie-pan design is something I've never warmed up to.
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I'm in love with that Longines Pulsometer.

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