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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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?

Thanks smile.gif

This is my first nice watch. I agonized online with watches for probably 1.5+ years looking and reading and researching watches and was pretty certain I wanted the green Submariner 50th anniversary, which I later found out was no longer available.

Then one day my wife and I had a weekend to ourselves (with the kids at my parents) so I made of list of fun things to do, which included a trip to the AD with no intention of buying but just to see.

Sure enough, they had one SubC LV in stock and once I put it on it was definite love at first sight. I ended up buying it on a bit of an impulse then and there and now years later I still get the same feeling every time I put it on. It's definitely a special watch. I did do a brief flip and repurchase of another new SubC LV but long story there. So yeah, love the watch and I'm keeping it for life until I pass it down to my son.

My 39mm Explorer l that I bought a few months ago was a different story. I wanted to find an all around watch that would give the SubC a break and something more versatile as the green is a bit much for certain occasions.

I had gone in and out of my AD for the past year looking at the Explorer and it was always so flat and boring to me and I always left disappointed after reading about how much people enjoyed it.

But I decided to buy with my head and not my heart. I went to my AD earlier this year and put it on...it didn't sing to me but I knew it was practical and would serve its intended purpose.

The funny thing is that it now gets more wrist time than my SubC LV. I absolutely love its simplicity, its lines and the fact that it's got to be the most comfortable watch in the world. This one is a keeper for life too until I pass it down to my daughter.

I'm now on the hunt for the next piece (unlikely I'll be able to get it this year) and so far have my heart set on the Grand Reverso Ultra Thin, which I've tried on and really like and I need a proper dress watch. At the same time I often wear raw denim, Indy boots, leather belts etc. type of look and I think the SS Rolexes aren't the best for that, and I'm going to try and get in one of these days to try on a 42mm Panerai -- I have my eye on the 512. So we'll see...have the fun is the build up and planning for the next one. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

My latest...


Edited by tricky - 6/9/15 at 5:42am
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FFS.

 

Thanks for getting the thread back on track @tricky

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Great purchase, the Hulk.

Reminds me of that (painful) time where I passed over a flat 4 Sub LV with full box and papers.
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Thread Starter 
8 years ago...
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Sticking to the spirit of the thread (i.e. showing pictures of your own watches), here is my 1972 Omega Speedy Pro
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post

That'll get tiresome.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I've got a few more to keep it going for a while. I'm sure others do too

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

FFS.

Thanks for getting the thread back on track @tricky

No problem. I love this thread...always learning something here smile.gif
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Originally Posted by sepp View Post

Great purchase, the Hulk.

Reminds me of that (painful) time where I passed over a flat 4 Sub LV with full box and papers.

Ouch...what's the story?
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Thanks smile.gif

This is my first nice watch. I agonized online with watches for probably 1.5+ years looking and reading and researching watches and was pretty certain I wanted the green Submariner 50th anniversary, which I later found out was no longer available.

Then one day my wife and I had a weekend to ourselves (with the kids at my grandparents) so I made of list of fun things to do, which included a trip to the AD with no intention of buying but just to see.

Sure enough, they had one SubC LV in stock and once I put it on it was definite love at first sight. I ended up buying it on a bit of an impulse then and there and now years later I still get the same feeling every time I put it on. It's definitely a special watch. I did do a brief flip and repurchase of another new SubC LV but long story there. So yeah, love the watch and I'm keeping it for life until I pass it down to my son.

My 39mm Explorer l that I bought a few months ago was a different story. I wanted to find an all around watch that would give the SubC a break and something more versatile as the green is a bit much for certain occasions.

I had gone in and out of my AD for the past year looking at the Explorer and it was always so flat and boring to me and I always left disappointed after reading about how much people enjoyed it.

But I decided to buy with my head and not my heart. I went to my AD earlier this year and put it on...it didn't sing to me but I knew it was practical and would serve its intended purpose.

The funny thing is that it now gets more wrist time than my SubC LV. I absolutely love its simplicity, its lines and the fact that it's got to be the most comfortable watch in the world. This one is a keeper for life too until I pass it down to my daughter.

I'm now on the hunt for the next piece (unlikely I'll be able to get it this year) and so far have my heart set on the Grand Reverso Ultra Thin, which I've tried on and really like and I need a proper dress watch. At the same time I often wear raw denim, Indy boots, leather belts etc. type of look and I think the SS Rolexes aren't the best for that, and I'm going to try and get in one of these days to try on a 42mm Panerai -- I have my eye on the 512. So we'll see...have the fun is the build up and planning for the next one. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

My latest...


Fantastic story and background, thanks for sharing. And I'm a sucker for pieces intended to be passed on - I have a 3 and a 5 year old myself.

FWIW I'm thinking the SS Rolexes go pretty well with raw denim and Indys! I have yet to succumb to the allure of some of the classic Panerais, but I understand your line of thinking.
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Fantastic story and background, thanks for sharing. And I'm a sucker for pieces intended to be passed on - I have a 3 and a 5 year old myself.

FWIW I'm thinking the SS Rolexes go pretty well with raw denim and Indys! I have yet to succumb to the allure of some of the classic Panerais, but I understand your line of thinking.

The passing down the watches also helps with buy-in from wife haha.

I'm not sold on the Panerai idea yet but enough for me to want to try one on. A Pepsi GMT on worn leather would work nicely too wink.gif
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The passing down the watches also helps with buy-in from wife haha.

I'm not sold on the Panerai idea yet but enough for me to want to try one on. A Pepsi GMT on worn leather would work nicely too wink.gif

You are so right on buy-in from wives. My wife encouraged me in watch buying, saying I have all this jewellery to pass on to our daughter what about buying some watches to pass on to our son. Those PP adverts really work!
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I bought a PAM instead. LOL!!!
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You are so right on buy-in from wives. My wife encouraged me in watch buying, saying I have all this jewellery to pass on to our daughter what about buying some watches to pass on to our son. Those PP adverts really work!

Next time we're in London (every six months or so), can your wife please have tea with mine and rally her to this point of view?
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Hi, I have a Luigi Borrelli watch model number 34 MD 9031 and I would like to extend the watch strap ( photos included ) Does anybody know who makes these watches or where I could buy another watch strap or a couple of links to match the existing strap.I haven"t received any replies to my emails to Luigi Borrelli. Thanks in anticipation, Trevor DSC_0007.JPG 3212k .JPG file
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So ... I dug through some archives to find one that I have *rarely* posted on TWAT, and found this old pic.

Vintage Bulova Accutron / Hirsch carbon fiber strap:







Purchased from a "popular auction site" several years ago. A great piece of horological history (IMHO), and what they say about these watches making that sweet little electrical humming sound is entirely true.

But I kind of baby it, and therefore it gets very little wrist time.
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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.

 

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

 

Beautiful Cayman, but is missing a spoiler

 

 

That Cayman GT4 is pure sex, but regardless, would cut one of my legs for any of those hahaha or even trade in my little beast e92 M3

 

and thanks for the Chopard comments :)

 

post your car pics anytime you like, i doubt anyone would complain at that beauty

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That Cayman GT4 is pure sex, but regardless, would cut one of my legs for any of those hahaha or even trade in my little beast e92 M3

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you cut off one of your legs, how will you operate the clutch? Keep your leg...sell a kidney. biggrin.gif

...Although call me a hypocrite in the clutch department (I'll make an exception for an Italian stunner), but I've driven the coupe version of the Alfa 4C and the Spider is on my list for playtime. Here's the coupe...


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