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Au contraire. It goes to the heart of why people continue to value mechanical watchmaking--and, thus, what makes one movement nicer than another. Some of us like fancy-looking things; others value things done very, very well within limiting parameters. I happen to fall into the latter camp.

You speak as if these concepts are mutually-exclusive, which is clearly not the case. There is a sweet spot where both style and substance meet and overlap.
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I'm not sure these are comparable. I didn't suggest I would wear a pulsar.

Well, all I can say is that they're comparable to me.

I think it just comes down to the fact that different beautiful objects resonate differently with different people. Details and subtleties that seem geeky or irrelevant to outsiders are often crucial to the enthusiast. I find no personal resonance in, say, fishing rods, but I bet a lot of people care very greatly about them in ways I cannot fully appreciate.
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You speak as if these concepts are mutually-exclusive, which is clearly not the case. There is a sweet spot where both style and substance meet and overlap.
But it's not the same spot for everyone, for example I think the watch in your avatar is an eyesore only WIS could love (over-designed) but I'm sure you'll tell me it's a wonder of horological complexity and a beauty to behold.
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Yet, Dornblueth are for dorks. Not in a pejorative way, of course.

Can we go back to pictures of watches and hairy wrists?
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Can we go back to pictures of watches and hairy wrists?
We can never go back, Greg. Not now.
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We can never go back, Greg. Not now.

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That hair, is it WISmere?
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That hair, is it WISmere?

By the appearance of the accompanying watches, it's WIScrylic.
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Wait you don't shave!!?? What about aerodynamics and possible walking injuries? Did Jon. and Vox lie to me?
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godamnit you done foo'ed up the thread









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But it's not the same spot for everyone, for example I think the watch in your avatar is an eyesore only WIS could love (over-designed) but I'm sure you'll tell me it's a wonder of horological complexity and a beauty to behold.

Guilty

I'm actually on the fence with the Resonance. It keeps dropping off then reappearing on my list. I'm actually kind of enjoying that for the first time in 10 years no watch is a clear "must buy" or "must trade to buy."
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Love the dial layout of the VC, although I've never been a big fan of the Malte series lugs.
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bored at a hotel recently, took some shots of my daily workhorse


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Love the dial layout of the VC, although I've never been a big fan of the Malte series lugs.

Agreed on all fronts.
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Jesus Greg, you already have all the watches (not to mention the suits) I really want. Tried on a Dornblueth with my dad when we were in Amsterdam a few years back. Tried to talk him into getting one for himself as his first nice watch. I really like the 99.4 over the 99.2 as I just don't function well without a date. I learned that when I tried a Omega Speedmaster Moon watch, a watch I love in theory, but eventually I sold it in order to pick up a Speedmaster Broad Arrow because it has a date. Someday I'll be forced to decide between that and a IWC Portuguese, though I don't see that happening anytime too soon.

Caliber 99.4



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Yet, Dornblueth are for dorks. Not in a pejorative way, of course.

Can we go back to pictures of watches and hairy wrists?
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