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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2945post #44162 of 483126/9/15 at 7:54ampost #44163 of 483126/9/15 at 8:08ampost #44164 of 483126/9/15 at 8:10amQuote:
+1 a proper sports car should have 3 pedals and stick!Quote:Originally Posted by Dachshund
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.Yes, my friend that was a re-posted dessert/watch photo. I might not fit in the Cayman if I at desserts like that all the time, in addition I might need to add link or two to my watches !!!Thanks for the kind words about the Cayman. Yes, the first generation Caymans and Boxsters will probably always be thought of as a second choice to a 911 by many. But the current generation has changed in that the Cayman/Boxsters really have performance to back up their looks, they are lighter, and IMHO a bit more fun on winding roads, and with the exception of the GT3RS the basic 911s have gotten bigger, cushier, and have drifted (no pun intended) into the realm of grand touring cars. I know a few guys who have transitioned from 911s to Caymans and Boxsters because those are close in size and spirit to the original 911s. The 911 is a great car, just a different kind of car than it once was. As for specc'ing the car yes the wait about 4+ months was tough. For me, being able to personalize something and be a part of the processing in deciding the trim level, or performance options made it worth the wait, but I can definitely understand the enticement of seeing eye candy right in the dealership ready to be enjoyed that same day!Chopard makes some lovely products of great quality. As you stated LUCs are watches you will not see on everyone, so they have an element of exclusivity, ...but if I were to consider their prices I know my interests would then move in the direction of Lange, PP, AP, VC etc.Quote:Originally Posted by tricky
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.
... I'm blessed to be able to keep a few nice watches going as a hobby / passion.
Yes, always count your blessings. A wife who understands (or at least tolerates) a watch hobby is a blessing!Thanks for the kind words about the Cayman. Its a lot of fun to enjoy on some winding roads with my wife and some friends also driving fun cars...possibly to a lunch or dessert destination. Hopefully, at some point you will be able to enjoy a car hobby with your family. When I was growing up Porsches and watches were a big part of my time spent with my dad. I suppose I'm also lucky that my wife was raised by a dad who is a car guy, so she understands the car hobby.Quote:Originally Posted by mimo
I think I covet Dino's Cayman S even more than his watch collection. ... 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!*
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.
Hi Mimo glad you liked the Cayman. Even beyond the price (which with options easily enters 911 territory), its the driving experience. A lighter, more nimble car, with incredible grip and rifle bolt like action for the shifter,...its really like having your own personal amusement park! Not to mention, this year with the release of the Cayman GT4 ....Porsche has finally taken off the gloves and released a true 911 slayer for a lucky few (I hear all examples are spoken for). In the end, you can't go wrong whether you choose a 911 or a Cayman...its simply a matter of which puts a bigger smile on your face. Wishing you luck with your next car purchase.
Back on track to watches...I think you hit a very interesting point regarding Chopard... their lack of a distinctive men's line that comes to a persons mind when they hear the brand name. With Cartier you have the Tank, Piaget -the Altiplano but its really hard to think of a specific line or design element that is distinctive to Chopard. They never really marketed their St. Moritz well enough to compete with the RO, Nautilus, 222/Overseas, the GP Laureato, the IWC Ing etc. The Mille Miglia...for me always comes off as sort of generic. So I think the brand often gets lost or forgotten in a sea of other brands with more distinctive models.post #44165 of 483126/9/15 at 8:32amQuote:
You are welcome regarding the Chopard comments. As for the GT4, love the concept, but I don't care for the rear wing, and the ride height basically makes it a track car unless you live in California considering it doesn't have a front axle lift mechanism. Other than that its a fantastic car! For now I'm quite satisfied with our Cayman S and its stablemate.Quote:Originally Posted by Keith T
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.
Ah the Spaceview ! Very cool watches. I remember a small watch store near me had a few in the window when I was a student. I used to love to look at them. They were pretty reasonably priced...but I had already spent what limited funds I had on another watch and ramen noodles!post #44166 of 483126/9/15 at 9:11amNot to take a big tangent on Bulova, but has anybody seen one of these in the flesh?
Sort of a poor man's Geophysic (?) certainly vintage-inspired with the cross-hair dial ... I think I saw this watch in a golf magazine spread.
Not a bad-looking piece, methinks. Probably belongs in the other thread, but what the heck:
(edit: random pic sourced from internet, obvs.)
Also, @ Jazzmenco, sorry but I don't know much about Milus.
Maybe others can chime in.post #44167 of 483126/9/15 at 10:59ampost #44168 of 483126/9/15 at 11:01ampost #44169 of 483126/9/15 at 11:04ampost #44170 of 483126/9/15 at 11:21ampost #44171 of 483126/9/15 at 11:31ampost #44172 of 483126/9/15 at 11:34ampost #44173 of 483126/9/15 at 11:54ampost #44174 of 483126/9/15 at 12:02pmpost #44175 of 483126/9/15 at 12:07pm
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