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This is probably an exhaustive explanation on a more detailed slip:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/how-decode-omega-boutique-timing-printout-781880.html
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Suddenly wondering about the schmutz on the bezel....


Ah, we came from an indoor water park. Hahahah.
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Originally Posted by kimmo View Post

This is probably an exhaustive explanation on a more detailed slip:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/how-decode-omega-boutique-timing-printout-781880.html

Interesting. I've heard Archer come up a number of times for service in Canada.
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Jaeger-Lecoultre, then A. Lange & Söhne and then Patek Philippe - back to back. Just a regular page in TWAT. 

 

:drool:

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Did someone say JLC?

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So, anyone actually going to pre-order an iWatch today/tomorrow?
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So, anyone actually going to pre-order an iWatch today/tomorrow?

 

I may get one in the future depending on apps but more for working out than a regular watch.  Garmin and Suunto GPS watches can be $500+ and their functionality is limited to their parent company.  The Apple Watch will open the door for 3rd parties to create other things that are helpful in tracking workouts.

 

I am more looking at it from that standpoint than to wear it all the time.

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I may get one in the future depending on apps but more for working out than a regular watch.  Garmin and Suunto GPS watches can be $500+ and their functionality is limited to their parent company.  The Apple Watch will open the door for 3rd parties to create other things that are helpful in tracking workouts.

 

I am more looking at it from that standpoint than to wear it all the time.

The apple watch doesn't strike me as comfortable or particularly practical for (hard) workouts. Granted this is my opinion just from seeing pics and reading about it, but it seems sub-par as a workout watch from a design standpoint (probably since it wasn't designed with only working out in mind).

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Here are some of the actual pictures of GPS watches for workout purposes.  I am not talking about someone going to the gym to lift weights or hang out on the elliptical.  I was thinking more of the runner, biker, triathlete who will end up buying this.

 

Garmin 305 (My current and quite old watch.  Battery life is roughly 7hrs).  They make newer ones but they are still pretty big.

 

Suunto Ambit line:

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I've owned or worn about every iteration of the Forerunner (they wear much smaller than the 305 now-a-days), all for running. While they aren't the prettiest, they were always comfortable on the wrist and the only issue with earlier models of the touch screen versions were that sweat would break them. They could handle falls and drops, and they were very good at the task they were designed to do. It's not the chunkiness I'm worried about, it's the case design against the wrist while putting in tempo runs and it's durability.

 

Like I said, it's just based on pics and what I've read. I still believe you are better off purchasing a watch designed for that task rather than something like the iWatch if your main use will be for hard workouts. But who knows, maybe I put one on and change my mind.

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I've got to say, I'm quite impressed with Rubber B's direction in watch straps. Thanks to @aleksandr, I decided to pick up one of their vulcanized rubber straps for my GMT II.

 

Now they've just launched hybrid straps of genuine Alligator (or full-grain leather) with a vulcanized rubber lining. Imagine that! The comfort of rubber with the luxury of alligator.

 

A few examples:

 

 

 

 

 

Purists will no doubt balk, but I like the idea of an Alligator strap you won't have to chuck in a year or two after it gets worn and smelly.

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Actually I quite like the concept. At least, the idea sounds good. It is indeed true that rubber straps are very confortable (speaking of which - your opinion on Isofrane? Overpriced or worth it?) and who wouldn't love gator?

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Always loved the Garmin Forerunner 305. I agree, it was a brick, but it was perfectly comfortable, legible, etc great for marathon training. My only gripe was it took ages to fix a signal.
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I've got to say, I'm quite impressed with Rubber B's direction in watch straps. Thanks to @aleksandr
, I decided to pick up one of their vulcanized rubber straps for my GMT II.

Now they've just launched hybrid straps of genuine Alligator (or full-grain leather) with a vulcanized rubber lining. Imagine that! The comfort of rubber with the luxury of alligator.

A few examples:











Purists will no doubt balk, but I like the idea of an Alligator strap you won't have to chuck in a year or two after it gets worn and smelly.



Hublots been doing this for a couple of years now.
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Does the rubber get a bit sweaty? I like the look of Rubber B for one of my Rollies but I don't want to drop $$$ on something that's going to feel sweaty.
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