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Say hello to my new little friend :)

Here's a date format I quite like. I'm being lazy, but does anyone know if there is a version of this watch which is just black and white, has the day/date, but no chrono?

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Raise your hand if you thought Belligero was actually a bronc-buster in his spare time.
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Has anyone here dealt with Alex Pig Timepieces, based in HK?

 

He sells on Chrono24, as well as from his own website, and he has a lot of very nice-looking watches, including a large collection of second-hand Rolex watches for sale.

 

Some of the prices appear to be excellent, particularly for some of the Datejust models (considerably below below what I would have thought), whereas prices for some other pieces (such as Pepsi-bezel GMT IIs) appear to be too high (at least as far as my limited knowledge extends).

 

http://alexpig.com/collections/watches/rolex

 

Any thoughts/opinions/observations/experiences are welcome.

 

I stumbled upon him while idly searching for vintage Datejust models and thought that some of the prices looked too good to be true.

I've never dealt with him.  Most of his relatively modern watches seem reasonably priced.  Once you get into vintage pieces, while there is a range for specific models, condition and completeness allow one to ask top dollar.  Rolex made a lot of 1675s, but how many still exist with original dials that aren't showing cracks, with lum plots that aren't coming off, cases which have not been polished to death, and which have all the boxes and papers?  The number that are in nearly perfect condition, haven't been polished to death, and have original box and papers are far fewer than an average to good condition watch without box and papers.  

 

Its easy to find relatively new watches with boxes and papers but it becomes tougher once you are talking about watches that are 30+ years old.  Personally, if I had a choice of 2 perfect, identical, vintage GMTs (or whatever model you fancy) I'd pay a premium, for the one with full boxes and papers because I value completeness.  We all place different values on a watch, what we would pay relative to condition, and whether box and papers mean something to us.  I have some friends who say, "You don't wear the box and papers so who gives a F@ck about them." So we all have to figure out what is reasonable to us in light of our personal preferences with watches and their condition.  

 

 

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Say hello to my new little friend :)

Congrats!  I hope it gives you many years of enjoyment!  :cheers:

 

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Indeed! I know it's a tourist spot, but I'm a sucker for a good view. And I was suddenly in the mood for Kobe dogs.

 

(Full disclosure: Less than 20% of meat marked Kobe is in fact Kobe beef. Were it genuine, I'm sure few would have the gall to ground it up and stuff it in a casing).

The view is great, as long as its not a foggy day.  I haven't been there in years.  I had one meal there that was lousy (service was horrible, wrong dishes, they spilled salad dressing on my cashmere blazer) and one that was very good...but I haven't been back.   The restaurant scene in Boston changes so often that although we have some favorites (Troquet, Grille 23, Abe & Louis, Bristol Lounge), we often try different places (we recently tried Deuxave ).  I think on our next visit we are  going to try Bar Boulud. 

 

Glad you were enjoying your GMT and the view.  Cheers!

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Here's a date format I quite like. I'm being lazy, but does anyone know if there is a version of this watch which is just black and white, has the day/date, but no chrono?
From IWC? No, I don't believe so. Their Flieger Chronos also have this day/date format. Their non chronos only have the date.

But many other watches use that layout sans chrono, like Tissot's Visodate and AFAIK all Seiko 5s.

a few other random examples (Click to show)
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found one more, an Oysterquartz'ish Omega (Click to show)
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So that's a martini at 1610 - punchy, but I like your style.

 

On enlargement, that dog in the middle looks to be of questionable origin, if you get my drift. Reminds me of Bachelor Party.

 

Is this where I'm supposed to say, "No, that's a martini at 16710."?

 

I assure you, no bachelors were harmed in the making of those dogs.

 

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The view is great, as long as its not a foggy day.  I haven't been there in years.  I had one meal there that was lousy (service was horrible, wrong dishes, they spilled salad dressing on my cashmere blazer) and one that was very good...but I haven't been back.   The restaurant scene in Boston changes so often that although we have some favorites (Troquet, Grille 23, Abe & Louis, Bristol Lounge), we often try different places (we recently tried Deuxave ).  I think on our next visit we are  going to try Bar Boulud. 

 

Glad you were enjoying your GMT and the view.  Cheers!

 

Yeah, TOTH is really an establishment to be suffered for the view. Bristol Lounge is probably my go-to hangout for posh refreshments (try the Boston cream pie), which is awkward because I rarely see anyone my age in there. I like to play "spot the fading call-girl." You list some great spots. If I may add a few of my own highlights: Eastern Standard at the Hotel Commonwealth is my most frequented restaurant. Great service, New American cooking and not fussy (one can only eat so much seared foie gras and duck breast). Drink is my favorite cocktail bar (best visited for a customized cocktail and a burger shortly after they open at 4:30 p.m.) - Menton next door is the most celebrated new French joint and Row 34 down the block has the best shellfish tower in town.

 

For seafood, it's tough to beat Atlantic Fish Company (next to Abe & Loui's). For Japanese, I highly recommend the omikaze at Oishii with a bottle of Kaika Kazeno Ichirin sake. I hear lots of talk of Liquid Art House, which I'm trying this Saturday with Mrs. You're-not-allowed-to-discuss-horology-with-me-anymore.

 

Oh dear, don't get me started on local restaurants...

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Is this where I'm supposed to say, "No, that's a martini at 16710."?

 

We should be on stage as a double act...

 

Kaplan, thanks, I like the look of that Oris as a beater.

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Bristol Lounge is probably my go-to hangout for posh refreshments (try the Boston cream pie), which is awkward because I rarely see anyone my age in there. I like to play "spot the fading call-girl." You list some great spots. If I may add a few of my own highlights: Eastern Standard at the Hotel Commonwealth is my most frequented restaurant. Great service, New American cooking and not fussy (one can only eat so much seared foie gras and duck breast). Drink is my favorite cocktail bar (best visited for a customized cocktail and a burger shortly after they open at 4:30 p.m.) - Menton next door is the most celebrated new French joint and Row 34 down the block has the best shellfish tower in town.

 

For seafood, it's tough to beat Atlantic Fish Company (next to Abe & Loui's). For Japanese, I highly recommend the omikaze at Oishii with a bottle of Kaika Kazeno Ichirin sake. I hear lots of talk of Liquid Art House, which I'm trying this Saturday with Mrs. You're-not-allowed-to-discuss-horology-with-me-anymore.

 

Oh dear, don't get me started on local restaurants...

Last time we went to the Bristol Lounge, we went for around 7:00 on a Saturday, and then we waited for them to open the dessert buffet which is a small up charge over the standard desserts if you had dinner there.  The Dessert buffet runs from 9pm to I think midnight, and they have a fresh crepe station with chocolates, fresh berries, sauces etc.  We had breakfast at Eastern Standard but never had dinner there.  I love a good burger so its worth trying.  Although, I have to say, and I know its a chain, but the best burger deal around if you have to eat early, is Flemmings (there is one near the theater district).  They have something called Flemmings 6 from 5 to 7.  They have a few appetizers and a burger that are $6 from 5-7PM.  Its a great burger and hell, they charge like $9 buck for an over cooked burger at TGIFridays.  If you like foie gras...you simply must go to Deuxave!  Mrs, Dino isn't really a huge fan of it but she had to order it as an appetizer because it was such an interesting pairing...Foie Gras over pineapple upsidedown carrot cake!  It was amazing!   We have been to Oishii, and it was very good.  We also liked Fugaku in Brookline...so many creative rolls!  Wishing you luck with Liquid Art House, I'll let you know what we think of Bar Boulud soon.   

 

Just to keep things on point, below is a photo of my Oysterquartz at a dinner we had at 28 Atlantic on the Cape, in East Harwich.  Lobster Ravioli, beef tenderloin, and soft baked maple cheese cake with strawberries....the view was stunning even on a cloudy evening.  Now that I posted that ...I'm starving!  

 

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None more black (gray?).

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I never knew that all my life what I really wanted was soft baked maple cheesecake with strawberries!

Man, that looks awesome.

Now I'm starving too!
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Chose this one for the office today (old pic):


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I never knew that all my life what I really wanted was soft baked maple cheesecake with strawberries!

Man, that looks awesome.

Now I'm starving too!

 

Sorry, I usually try not to do that around lunch time.  But honestly, my description doesn't even start to do that dessert justice!!!

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Chose this one for the office today (old pic):

Looking good!  

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Apropos of nothing other than my incessant curiosity, I really like the Pita Barcelona dive watches as the ultimate alternative to a Submariner. 2000m and 5000m options.

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Chose this one for the office today (old pic):



Hashtag #Boom
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I don't like a lot of IWCs, but that right there, is a nice watch.

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