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Guilty as charged. In fact mine happen to be the same shots of the same boring watches more than a few times. Sorry guys, I've actually found a few that work for me and I'm just not in the mood to flip right now. Same photos yep, but I don't think I've posted them every day or even once every month.

 

Not really sure what the beef is, but isn't this a watch thread?

 

You keep posting away @dddrees! I happen to love those shots.

 

Also, those shoes you post in all the other threads?  Yeah.  Those are frigging awesome too.

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You keep posting away @dddrees
! I happen to love those shots.

Also, those shoes you post in all the other threads?  Yeah.  Those are frigging awesome too.

Too kind, thank you sir.
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GMT IIC. Again.


G-Shock
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Hey would posting watch pics be navel gazing @Dino944? Yeah, you. I'm calling you out directly.  Can  you see my navel from this shot, or did I crop it out accidentally?

 

 

Yes Sir, guilty as charged...I have posted several pix of the same watches several times here!  You got me!

Here is one more for good measure! ;)  Maybe an early 4th of July photo as its Red, White and Blue! 

 

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I guess I'm naval-gazing again. I don't care, if gopher doesn't like it, he can sod off wink.giftongue.gif

I'd desired this watch for years, and I'm gonna darn well show it off from time to time (and I don't think there's anything wrong in doing so):

Looks great Wraith!  Nothing feels quite like having the watch you wanted for years right where it belongs...on your wrist!!!  Enjoy my friend! 

 

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

 

Not really sure what the beef is, but isn't this a watch thread?

That's what I thought...thanks for confirming I'm not in the wrong thread! 

 

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@Dino944 I think I asked you this before, but that's some kind of sport/performance clothing and not a wetsuit correct? shog[1].gif Although I kind of like the idea of some guy standing in his driveway in a wetsuit taking pictures of his watch! And nice watch… of course.

Yes, either you or someone here did ask, and you are correct it is not a wet suit.  Its a a performance fleece type of jacket, without any zippers, which are the enemy of nice leather car interiors.  It also squishes up small so its easy to keep behind the seat of a 2 seat sports car.  Cheers! 

 

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Dino, obviously I won't comment on the AP because you know how jealous I am.

 

Still, I will ask about the headlights in the background. 2013 Boxster S? Yours? Anymore pictures?

 

What would you respond to those categorizing Porsche Boxsters and Caymans as poor people's Porsches, or higher-end Miatas? I still entertain the dream of owning a Boxster S one day, but when I hear these kind of comments, I can't help but wonder if they're snobbery-downtalk or unbiased facts.

I don't want to go too far off track since this isn't the main topic here.  Its actually a 2014 981 Cayman S, that we specc'ed the way we wanted it (ordering it to fit our taste was an absolute blast).  The Boxster gets a bit of that poor man's Porsche BS than Caymans do.  That being said, the current Boxsters and Caymans are an absolute blast to drive.  I have owned and driven other Porsches and anyone who thinks these are poor mans cars are snobs (not real car guys) who haven't driven them.  They are light, nimble, and IMHO more fun to drive than a current 911 particular on winding roads.  The 911 is a great car, but the only 911s I would be interested in owning are the older air cooled models.  I don't want to bore non car folks here, so I'll just include 2 photos and if you want more info or ownership impressions PM me.  Oh the interior photo was from the day it arrived at the dealer the bright blue stuff is protective shrink wrap that gets removed when they prep the car.

 

 

 

 

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General opinion on Chopard? 

 

Came across one today and realized i havent heard too much or see many of them irl or even online. 

The LUCs are nice and have great movements, but I've never seen a modern Chopard I liked enough to purchase.  I liked the old St. Moritz, which was essentially their version of a Royal Oak.  It was a nice watch, but I wouldn't choose it over a RO or Nautilus.  The Mille Miglia watches are more entry level pieces, and most versions look the same to me.  I like their ladies jewelry for my wife more than their watches for me.

 

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LUC Chopard makes some great stuff.  As a jewelry company that makes watches they seem to get the similar treatment as Piaget and Cartier

Agreed.  Most jewelry brands get bit of second class citizen treatment, often unfairly as Piaget, Cartier and Chopard make some great pieces.  

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Caymans as poor people's Porsches

 

I think I covet Dino's Cayman S even more than his watch collection.  OK, borderline, but in the same ball park anyway.  Great colour choice, too.  I haven't had the pleasure of Porsche ownership, though my girlfriend has a Cayenne.  But to me, it's comparing apples and oranges: a Cayman S with no extras costs about 30% less than the bare minimum Carrera.  It is also, unlike any of the 911s now, available as a traditional manual transmission.  It's a small, light, nimble, mid-engined sports car that you drive yourself.  I find that extremely appealing.  Not necessarily better or worse than a 911 or any other sports car, but it has an identity of its own that is very clear, and happens to appeal to me.  Maybe next year!*

 

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General opinion on Chopard? 

 

I respect them the same as Cartier or Piaget, as a company that do real watches as well as jewellery.  But the difference for me is that I don't see many Chopards that have a distinctive, defining design language that calls to me.  Cartier's tanks, Piaget's Altiplano for example.  Chopard always makes me think first of the Mille Miglia which is fine, but leaves me a little indifferent.

 

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The DSSD doesn't get a whole lot of love here on SF

 

I love it too, and certainly more than your tennis shoes.  On your navel, I withhold judgement.

 

 

*Probably after my pickup truck on the list.  Don't hate me.  It's the DSSD of automobiles.

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Lolz. I'm a crank. nest.gif

Btw, I do like that Cayman. A Porsche should be lightweight and have a clutch and a stick. And go like a bull with gas. But I'm a Luddite.
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I hope that really is a re-post Dino, otherwise you eat a lot of those huge desserts - I'd remember that one from anywhere!

I find myself quite drawn to LUC Chopard's offerings - very handsome and classic. At the last though, I'd end up going with a Lange - just because it sings to me more. But if you want something pretty straight and classic, in gold, that not every other guy will have, then an LUC could be it, and they look really nice in the metal.

I also like the Cayman - if I recall it started out as a bit of a second-string to the 911 but seems to have really grown into its own niche. Must be a blast to drive. Sadly we live in a valley that gets iced up in winter, so it has to be something practical - it was another RR when I flipped a couple of weeks back. It's no Cayman, but it certainly shifts for a two tonne car. I'd love to do the whole speccing-up thing, but whenever I've been in a dealership doing that, and being told about the three month wait, something on the showroom floor has caught my eye, a deal's been done, etc. This time around the eye-catcher was an all-black model which must make my neighbours think I'm a drug dealer.
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I know it is not a popular point of view here on TWAT but I agree with gopher. One gets tired of seeing the same thing from the same person time and time again on an almost daily basis. Its the new kops that make this thread interesting to me, hearing about the guy's excitement at his new purchase, seeing the box opening and wondering what beautiful new or vintage watch he has bought. Even the visits to watch shops and exhibitions with watches no ordinary mortal could ever afford are informative and give a person new ideas.

But this is a place for all points of view so keep on posting whatever you have.
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What a beautiful Cayman Dino. I'm a Porsche fanatic and the newer model Boxter and Cayman really appeal to me (as well as the air cooled models...and any model really, including the 996!).

Sadly with a 4 and 6 year old I'm tied down to two Subaru wagons but as soon as I can I plan on getting one.

In the meantime I'm blessed to be able to keep a few nice watches going as a hobby / passion.

As for everyone's pics, doesn't bother me new or old, expensive or cheap. Just helps keep the thread moving along with good conversation.
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I know it is not a popular point of view here on TWAT but I agree with gopher. One gets tired of seeing the same thing from the same person time and time again on an almost daily basis. Its the new kops that make this thread interesting to me, hearing about the guy's excitement at his new purchase, seeing the box opening and wondering what beautiful new or vintage watch he has bought. Even the visits to watch shops and exhibitions with watches no ordinary mortal could ever afford are informative and give a person new ideas.

But this is a place for all points of view so keep on posting whatever you have.


Of course these are more exciting, and I don't think there's any doubt they breath more life into the thread. The stories of discovery and the thrill of the hunt for the new watch. However for those who have found after trial and some error or have decided to keep that old friend we also once purchased these new at sometime. So we made some of these same choices at one point and at times we like to take part in the discussion. Besides some can only wish they could find the same thing we have found at some point, and this is the watch or watches we have chosen to make memories with. So at times we just like to post pictures as well and join in the party even if it is just that same old friend.

 

On this thread you will find some that like one watch or another for some reason and others will not. Where some like it for one reason others may dislike it for the same reason. Different points of view are stated and then civil discussions can take place. Civil discussion can only take place when people talk civil and not insult each other. There's just no need to talk in a manner where one has to raise their voice or insult someone. No one needs to throw the first stone. Keep it in your pocket and learn to accept even if you don't like the others point of view.

 

By no means was the second paragraph meant to be directed at you.


Edited by dddrees - 6/9/15 at 3:31am
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Indeed, it's good to see someone enjoying what they have instead of going for the next shopping fix, too. I have no problem seeing the same watch, especially some of the gorgeous classics that appear in this thread.

Fake watches and sales-ey types using the thread for spamming are a different story, though. :P
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If we're only going to show pictures of new acquisitions, then TWAT is going to have a dearth of watch porn for a long time. New pieces are great, but the vast majority of us aren't kopping every other week. Well.. there was Frilly that one time.. (SICK!), and that OTHER time.. (OMG)

We enjoy what we have and we enjoy sharing it. I would venture to say most of us here on TWAT appreciate others' passion for their own time pieces. I personally love seeing the personal touches - the travel pic, the food pic, the sports pic, the vacation pic, the car pic. It may be the same Sub, yes. But seeing that Sub in different lights gives me a small glimpse as to that person's life - and I like that a lot.

Otherwise it's just a Sub, right?

Gopher - Personally I think it's pretty obvious whom you're calling out - not cool. Do it privately or have the balls to do it outright and settle it. But personally it reeks of envy/spite to me.

but if you can get over that, I feel like you have a lot to contribute to this thread.

R
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This is without a doubt the bitchiest thread on SF
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Well what the heck...here's today's watch smile.gif

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Well what the heck...here's today's watch smile.gif


Boom! Love the Hulk, tricky.

What was the process for this one? Was it love at first sight or did you have to see it in the metal and/or on your wrist before you were swayed?
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