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I must say I am greatly appreciating this new trend of posting watches together with delicious looking food.
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^ +1 I gotta try and do likewise soon.
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I beg to differ.  It's bad enough on Facebook, etc.  Please, I don't give a shit what you had for dinner.  Want watches.

 

Oh alright, just sometimes then. :nest:

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I beg to differ.  It's bad enough on Facebook, etc.  Please, I don't give a shit what you had for dinner.  Want watches.

 

Oh alright, just sometimes then. :nest:

Sorry if its that offensive to you.  There are watches in the photos, so its relevant, and it shows watches with a different background.  If all people want to see are pix of watches then they can go on TZ, google, or look at stock photos.  We've had plenty of pix and discussions that are at best only indirectly related to watches and sometimes not at all related but simply because people wanted the opinions of posters here about a particular purchase or topic.  As much as I love wrist shots and macro shots, if there is nothing else in the background after a while all the pix look the same.  I'm sure we've all looked at pix or read posts here that don't always interest us. So be a sport and if you don't like it avert your eyes and skip to the next post. :cheers:    

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I am always a sport, just in the mood to be an ornery dick for the sake of it.  Must go home and post some fun watch pics to redress the balance. Maybe I'll post my lunch, too! :lol:

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A brief follow up -  I stopped in at EWC and checked out the Cream dial 16550, the 1979 SD, and the Explorer 2 1655.  I was not impressed with any of them.  All had unfortunately been subjected to over polishing of the lugs.  Not a single one had anything close to the crisp original bevel.  In addition, I could see why you were underwhelmed by the bracelets, all shows signs of rough lives and had a lot of stretch (although one could purchase a new bracelet and resolve that issue).  The cream dial 16550 was maybe in the best shape, but I didn't think the dial was very attractive, and again still not in a condition that I would actually consider it for a purchase.  For what they were asking, I would keep searching if you were truly interested in a vintage Rolex Ex2 or SD...just my 2 cents.
Thanks for the thoughtful advice, Dino. And yes, my gut reaction was that the ask was obscene for that sort of condition. That's almost what the NOS vintage Exp1 price was from Bunny Mellon.

Love Oak Bar! And have heard mixed reviews about the Boston Boulud outpost, but after that review I'll definitely give it a try.
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Thanks for the thoughtful advice, Dino. And yes, my gut reaction was that the ask was obscene for that sort of condition. That's almost what the NOS vintage Exp1 price was from Bunny Mellon.

Love Oak Bar! And have heard mixed reviews about the Boston Boulud outpost, but after that review I'll definitely give it a try.

The SA said the owner of EWC had or was taking in a top quality orange hand 1655 Explorer II that had never been polished (which I'm sure he will ask a lot more for), but he wasn't sure if the owner planed to keep it for a while before selling it.

 

I had heard mixed things about Bar Boulud, but we had a really nice experience there, and even my friends who were with us and own a few restaurants in the area really enjoyed it.  Good luck!

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Mrs @no frills trusts me completely, though we have our own set of joint and individual accounts we keep; I'm basically our financial planner and I give her a monthly run down of stock and flow of funds. Very open with all of our commitments and investments.

And she has her own set of decent timepieces to keep her occupied.

Also, since her wrist is only 1/4" smaller than mine, she enjoys all my watches too. Much to my chagrin sometimes when she decimates some of them given her watch wearing habits.

Also, till around four years ago she made much more money than I did so she and I have had few issues about who contributes what to the pot.


She's a bloody keeper there no frills!!!

Fifteen years strong in a couple of months! 💪💪💪

Today, the thoroughly non-TWAT approved original gangster DSSD for casual Sunday's:

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Ahh the DSSD. One day I will own one (I hope, at least)!
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I see your Seamaster Pro and it reminds me that mine is still in the mail and shouldn't arrive before the end of the week - I hate the waiting game!

Don't worry, mate. The watch is worth the wait. I've had mine since 2006. It's a great watch!
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Ahh the DSSD. One day I will own one (I hope, at least)!

You've got an Omega SMP coming. Focus on that beauty first wink.gif
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I sold the Audi today. Cash in hand. On the way to my bank to deposit the dough safely away, I passed by a few watch shops (being on foot and all). There was a moment or two when, upon attempting to walk past the signs, one foot suddenly felt glued to the pavement. I am proud, yet sad, to report that I stayed the hell out. Instead I turned my urge into a new outfit for Mrs. Hedonist from Saks. One with ample cleavage (read: gift for the Hedonist too).

 

Unfortunately, there will be no watch-enabled shot of that. =)

 

@Dino944 What a lovely time that looks like! Oak Bar is a great spot. Love the deep leather bar chairs and the brick oven flatbreads. Good whiskey selection too! Unfortunately, I have no report from Liquid Art House, as the lovely lady had come down with the sniffles and was rendered temporarily unable to experience deliciousness. =(

 

 

@mimo I see where you're coming from and certainly, if the only variety in canvases for alternative watch photos were food, the thread would indeed begin to resemble a 20-year-old hipster's Instagram feed. But it's most likely going to continue. So let's consider this a call to get creative. A blooming flower, a test drive in a Maserati, let our watches be the foreground to all kinds of provocative images.

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Ahh the DSSD. One day I will own one (I hope, at least)!

It is a ridiculously over engineered, impossibly top heavy and large piece (though at 44mm it really isn't as monstrous as other watches out there). There's not much more one needs from a dive watch that a Submariner can't provide, and the DSSD is a Sub on steroids. I got so much advice telling me to stay away from her, but her siren song kept calling to me. Now I have her sister too, the DBlue, equally busty but a bit more colorful. And I love them both.
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Mrs @no frills trusts me completely, though we have our own set of joint and individual accounts we keep; I'm basically our financial planner and I give her a monthly run down of stock and flow of funds. Very open with all of our commitments and investments.

And she has her own set of decent timepieces to keep her occupied.

Also, since her wrist is only 1/4" smaller than mine, she enjoys all my watches too. Much to my chagrin sometimes when she decimates some of them given her watch wearing habits.

Also, till around four years ago she made much more money than I did so she and I have had few issues about who contributes what to the pot.

do you wear hers?
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Mrs @no frills trusts me completely, though we have our own set of joint and individual accounts we keep; I'm basically our financial planner and I give her a monthly run down of stock and flow of funds. Very open with all of our commitments and investments.

And she has her own set of decent timepieces to keep her occupied.

Also, since her wrist is only 1/4" smaller than mine, she enjoys all my watches too. Much to my chagrin sometimes when she decimates some of them given her watch wearing habits.

Also, till around four years ago she made much more money than I did so she and I have had few issues about who contributes what to the pot.

do you wear hers?

Her SubC ref 116610LV and Daytona ref 116520, yes. To be fair, the Daytona used to be mine. Sometimes I wear her Aquanaut ref 5066/1A - although it's only 34mm it actually used to be the men's model back when it was launched in 2000.

Her 26mm ladies DJs, no.
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Think of this: When they present you with a watch they are gifting you with a tiny flowering hell, a wreath of roses, a dungeon of air. They aren't simply wishing the watch on you, and many more, and we hope it will last you, it's a good brand, Swiss, seventeen rubies; they aren't just giving you this minute stonecutter which will bind you by the wrist and walk along with you. They are giving you—they don't know it, it's terrible that they don't know it—they are gifting you with a new, fragile, and precarious piece of yourself, something that's yours but not a part of your body, that you have to strap to your body like your belt, like a tiny, furious bit of some­thing hanging onto your wrist. They gift you with the job of having to wind it every day, an obligation to wind it, so that it goes on being a watch; they gift you with the obsession of looking into jewelry-shop windows to check the exact time, check the radio announcer, check the telephone service. They give you the gift of fear, some­one will steal it from you, it'll fall on the street and get broken. They give you the gift of your trademark and the assurance that it's a trademark better than the others, they gift you with the impulse to compare your watch with other watches. They aren't giving you a watch, you are the gift, they're giving you yourself for the watch's birthday. 

 

Death stands there in the background, but don't be afraid. Hold the watch down with one hand, take the stem in two fingers, and rotate it smoothly. Now another installment of time opens, trees spread their leaves, boats run races, like a fan time continues filling with itself, and from that burgeon the air, the breezes of earth, the shadow of a woman, the sweet smell of bread.

 

What did you expect, what more do you want? Quickly. strap it to your wrist, let it tick away in freedom, imitate it greedily. Fear will rust all the rubies, everything that could happen to it and was forgotten is about to corrode the watch's veins, cankering the cold blood and its tiny rubies. And death is there in the background, we must run to arrive beforehand and understand it's already unimportant.

 

-- Julio Cortázar (Trans. Paul Blackburn)

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