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I hear ya, you need to do a lot of due diligence when you're throwing around money like that.  But it was just pretty nuanced in this case from what I've read.  Correct caliber and appearance until you took everything apart.  Still, that was a loooot of money to not be certain.

 

Related note, some of the big name auction houses have been caught with their pants down recently, the fakes are getting better and better. 

 

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@tigerpac No I didn't mean Canal St. "fake"… that's why I put Frankenstein. Either way I'd expect a guy who is so obsessed with the hobby and can certainly afford to be fully informed… to be fully informed.
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Silly to think, but although I kind of want to hate John Mayer, I just can't.
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Today, a monster peeking out from under my denim jacket. #NotAPerpetualCalendar #Oops

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Today
Rolex 16200 (Click to show)

With all this talk of "the one watch", an all-brushed 36 mm DJ is great as an everyday watch that suits any situation, in my opinion.

I'm still very much appreciating its close cousins, which isn't something that I'd have guessed when I started with the watch thing:







Nice, Frilly — that looks like some heavy denim to go with the heavy watch..
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That's a fine set...just...missing that sweet grey dial, eh? 

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With all this talk of "the one watch", an all-brushed 36 mm DJ is great as an everyday watch that suits any situation, in my opinion.

Agreed, that is the "one watch" in my modest collection.
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I don't think I really even have a "grail watch." To me the perfect watch is something that fits my station and lifestyle - that I love - and tells the educated eye, in a glance, something about my personality.

If I had some rare Patek, I'd probably only wear it rarely out of fear I'd catch it on a door knob or some such thing.

But you know, if you live below your means, you're always rich.
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If I had to pick a "one watch" it would be my new Sub. No doubt about it.
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Actually, no. It's been a while since I took a lady to the ballet, but it was she who fell asleep.

 

Also, I fancy this simple item for a technically-incorrect-black-tie-watch:

 

 

Yes, with second hand, day counter and all.

 

Five watches is the new four.

 

Magnificent! That strap is gorgeous and fits the vibe perfectly!

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I don't think I really even have a "grail watch." To me the perfect watch is something that fits my station and lifestyle - that I love - and tells the educated eye, in a glance, something about my personality.

If I had some rare Patek, I'd probably only wear it rarely out of fear I'd catch it on a door knob or some such thing.

But you know, if you live below your means, you're always rich.


My wife is currently on a super savings kick.  I am sure it will end in a few months but shoes and future watches were discussed.  Good thing I am satisfied with a lot at the current moment.

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Yeah I think that's why it's considered most elegant not to wear one: the correct time to leave being when one's lady wishes to do so.  

And the absolute incorrect form being to check one's watch frequently, while muttering "how long are ballets supposed to be anyway?"

Sadly, the ones I tend to go to are work functions or, worse, awards dinners.

Otherwise I'm with you 100%
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Can I enlist the collective knowledge of the TWAT team to help me in ID-ing a 1950s vintage Longines? Appears to be a gold case, but no hallmarks or serial number on the back. Back case is rounded. Movement is hand-wound. I didn't measure the case, but maybe 36mm.

Any ideas?

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Nice, Frilly — that looks like some heavy denim to go with the heavy watch..

Quite like it. And since this is SF...

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It's honestly a sight I could get used to.
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Silly to think, but although I kind of want to hate John Mayer, I just can't.

Listen to one of his songs… it will help! tongue.gif

@tigerpac cheers.gif

@no frills I'm assuming you're carrying this wallet with that fit correct?



Nice man!
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