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What's the dress watch budget?  I.e. how much can you get away with before she gets pissed? :rimshot:

 

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All this has got me itching for another kop. Fiancé Hedonist has moved past my moment of horological opportunity and insists that I must wait until our wedding before she buys me a dress watch. This news, combined with my recently-acquired GMT II being away for service for several weeks now - and a swollen war chest of rewards points (read: gift cards waiting to happen) has got my trigger finger a bit itchy.

 

Perhaps I should just treat myself to a little Seiko Shogun and upgrade my beater into more respectable territory...

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The downside of pushers for date setting is that I never seem to have a proper tool at hand when throwing on a watch in a hurry.

So, JLC MUT Moon on today, and the date is still wrong. Now, I'm sure I had a paper clip somewhere ...

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No paper clips! Toothpicks. Won't scratch like a paperclip can.
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Guys,

If I'm looking for a snuff/tobacco/light brown suede strap with 18/16mm dimensions, who is the best maker to look at? I see that Leffot or Hodinkee only has suede straps only in 20mm.

Jean Rousseau. They have an atelier in NYC and London.
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Perhaps I should just treat myself to a little Seiko Shogun and upgrade my beater into more respectable territory...

 

 

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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
What's the dress watch budget?  I.e. how much can you get away with before she gets pissed? :rimshot:

 

Yeesh, I'm talking about a Jetta and you'd probably push me towards an S Class.

 

I love how nobody on TWAT will say, "Gee, Boston, you just bought that Rolex. Why not be patient and enjoy it a while?"

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^I thought you should get TWO more watches so you're already being very responsible!!

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Good morning chaps. It's a lovely day today. At home in my library:

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Oh, what the hell...
Hard to believe that's been almost 10 years ago.

 

Thank you, my friend, for a wonderful refresher on this honest, honest woman and her honest body parts.

 

And relevant to TWAT discussions - it's all about proportions, isn't it?  She looks (and moves) perfect - not bad for a lady who's less than five feet tall.

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Who doesn't love Kate Upton? inlove.gif

Me.


On a TWAT related note my father is all jazzed he now wants to give me my great-grandfather's gold pocket watch. I am less than jazzed.
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 dress watch. 

 

Naturally, a beater upgrade is always a reasonable palliative step.  By all means, do it.  But you need to address the disease.

 

I've said this before to a couple of others and in the end nobody's bitten, but take a look at Moser: if you can find a chance to put a few on the wrist, and let me know what you like, my local AD is still sitting on a dozen or so and desperate to get rid: the lack of brand recognition has just left the consumers here cold.  Especially as the same AD does PP, AP, JLC, Lange and many others.  

 

Basically, I think I can get you about 40% off retail.  Which in terms of opportunity cost, makes it almost compulsory in my book.  See if you can find a few locally, and as Wraith said, find out what talks to you on the wrist.  Mrs BH-to-be has to recognise the pressing urgency of a bargain, right?

 

:smarmy:

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H. Moser & Cie make some lovely watches, although as Mimo says, they don't have much name recognition amongst the masses.

 

I just did a search for dealers and had a look on the online "Watches of Switzerland" website. Amusingly, the tagline used for Moser watches on the website was: H. Moser & Cie - Very rare - Available almost nowhere. So, they're making a virtue out of their lack of visibility!

 

Anyway, they are very nice, simple, elegant watches. I particularly like this moonphase with a "fume" blue face and a seven-day power reserve:

 

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To be fair to WoS, Moser do make quite a small number of pieces, so there is some sense to it!  But yes, marketing is marketing, eh?

 

Also, the "Fumé" dials are different - a variegated smokey effect as the same suggests.  These blue ones are just shiny.  And gorgeous.  The Perpetual Moon is one of their best looking models imho.  Here's one I fondled a while back:

 

 

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Good morning chaps. It's a lovely day today. At home in my library:


Wow frank. great watch. you've certainly upgraded your tastes over the years!!
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Originally Posted by ezlau View Post

Guys,

If I'm looking for a snuff/tobacco/light brown suede strap with 18/16mm dimensions, who is the best maker to look at? I see that Leffot or Hodinkee only has suede straps only in 20mm.

I've gotten two straps custom made by Peter and really happy with the prices and quality

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Watchacc-Watch-Accessories-Page/202634479808387
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Big yes to Piaget and Moser for dressy occasions.
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Wow frank. great watch. you've certainly upgraded your tastes over the years!!

Thanks Ari. Been working my way up, slowly but surely, over the years.
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