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Yeah, there's a bunch going on. I like the texture in the center circle as well as the (obvious) red chrono hand and the (less obvious) yellow chrono sub-dial hand. I also buck the SF trend and favor large watches, as they're better suited to match my frighteningly bloated ego.

 

I have taken it swimming, esp. since my wife has inherited (liberated?) my AT 3719. Those pics are from Banyan Tree in Samui--last year, sadly. This spring I vacationed in Berlin, which was far, far less picturesque, but I had some music to play and a friend's new baby to meet for the first time).

 

Ah, thanks for pointing those little details out.  I had to go back and check your pics! Good stuff.

 

No beaches in Berlin to match Samui, I understand.  I also understand the "liberation techniques" of wives - mine has about the same wrist size as mine, so all my watches are subject to "liberation.'

 

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Frills should act more like Randy Moss.  "Straight Cash Homey" - Randy Moss when asked how he would pay a $10,000 fine instead of writing a check.  American Footballer for all the international TWATers here.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07G23zMGa4g

 

Personally, if a discount is offered enough to offset the credit card fees for the seller, I would pay cash.  

 

Hahahaha! Oh man... To be fair, I have a number in my head and the seller isn't quite there yet.  As much as I love the watch it ain't gonna happen if that number isn't hit.

 

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I can see why!!!!

 

Right???

 

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Swipe the card, dude.  This is no longer resistance, merely procrastination.

 

Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

 


Did that watch grace the wrist of many a Miami purveyor of party powder? Sure. Does that make it any less attractive? Nope.

 

There is much wisdom in these words.

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Where are you seeing that? The Toronto AD has it for 9,100 CDN which seems rather high for a 512.

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Check watchrecon and the major watch forums. Last I saw new with stamped warranty for around $5500

I've seen 512 go for around 6K US BNIB as well on TRF.
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Check watchrecon and the major watch forums. Last I saw new with stamped warranty for around $5500

Thanks! Ill reach out to a few trusted dealers.
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No frills - at first I was going to lambast that watch as something so 80s, and emblematic of the bad side of Rolex, however, I bet it loves beautiful in person, and can see it looking classy, which almost seems paradoxical based on my gut instinct.

 

I definitely see your point of view.  Years ago we had an all YG Patek perp cal on a bracelet with mirror polished surfaces, and for a variety of reasons both my wife and I couldn't pull it off.  We let it go for a piece in platinum but on a leather strap (which we still have).

 

Part of why I haven't pulled the trigger on the all YG Sub, aside from price negotiations, involves remnants of this feeling that it might not get a whole lot of wrist time.  But as you said, it's really - well, I find it really - beautiful in person.  I didn't much like the old version with a matte blue dial (116618LB on the left), but this sunburst blue dial made it sing a whole lot more to me.

 

 

But will it really get a whole lot of wrist time?  I don't wear my divers with suits.  Weekends?  When we are often at the beach, some body of water, sand, rough housing it with the kids?  I can see myself wearing it in a variety of occasions but whether or not it will get a ton of wrist time is something I still have to answer.

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I have found no matter what the style if you love it you will wear it and if you need to convince yourself that you should be wearing it, you probably won't.
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I have found no matter what the style if you love it you will wear it and if you need to convince yourself that you should be wearing it, you probably won't.

Yup. To paraphrase - if there's some element of style that you feel you can't pull off... News flash: you can't pull it off.
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Great pic - I actually prefer the left one, because the matte light-royal-blue is so 80ies, love it.

 

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Wrist time is a good point Frills.  You have a Sub and two DSSD's which are a fraction of the YG Sub price and sound like a more go to for the beach/protecting daughters from the world/Batman things type.  You have a nice stable and do you want a chuck of gold just sitting there looking pretty but something you pass up for a more durable or activity specific piece?  Tough decision but it makes sense.

 

Since I am studying for the CPA exam (and passing will coincide with my 30th birthday), I joked with my wife about getting a milestone item once it is done.  She has given me the green light to "get whatever" be it watch, shoes, or the BMW 2002tii I have been eyeing.  While a Daytona would be the front runner, I think she knows that there are other things I would rather do with $12K around the house.  I think a Daytona will be some other milestone down the road but I doubt I will have this opportunity for a while with kids in our not too distant future.  Something with an adjustable clasp like the Sub could persuade me as we could both wear it and it is both of our 30th's.  Hmmmm just thinking out loud.

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@no frills I admit I felt envious when you referred to your watches as 'our watches' and 'we sold it' (referring to your wife and yourself)! Wish I could share this passion of mine with my wife also - or maybe not, since I often baby my favorite/more expensive pieces and she doesn't baby anything, regardless of price! 

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Frilly, you are our king. Now man up and act like it!

You will wear this for early evening drinks with friends, date night (preferably with your wife), school reunions, unexpected short notice weekend brunch, coffee at the marina, and also posing for TWAT. I suspect it will be the SD and Subs that give up a little space.

Ker-Ching. Feel better?
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Speaking of PAMs, I have small wrists and can't fit larger than 42x48mm.

 

Here's a photo of my PAMs - 512 & 048.

 

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Speaking of PAMs, I have small wrists and can't fit larger than 42x48mm.

Here's a photo of my PAMs - 512 & 048.

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Gorgeous...can't wait!
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Frilly, you are our king. Now man up and act like it!

You will wear this for early evening drinks with friends, date night (preferably with your wife), school reunions, unexpected short notice weekend brunch, coffee at the marina, and also posing for TWAT. I suspect it will be the SD and Subs that give up a little space.

Ker-Ching. Feel better?

Cruising on your friends yachts, resort meals and pool lounging, anytime you pick chlorine over salt water, Sunday drives, coffee shop afternoons anywhere with cobblestone streets and la Bella figura...
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My man!

Frilly, do you see the LIGHT?
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Since I am studying for the CPA exam (and passing will coincide with my 30th birthday), I joked with my wife about getting a milestone item once it is done.  She has given me the green light to "get whatever" be it watch, shoes, or the BMW 2002tii I have been eyeing.  While a Daytona would be the front runner, I think she knows that there are other things I would rather do with $12K around the house.  I think a Daytona will be some other milestone down the road but I doubt I will have this opportunity for a while with kids in our not too distant future.  Something with an adjustable clasp like the Sub could persuade me as we could both wear it and it is both of our 30th's.  Hmmmm just thinking out loud.

Wishing you luck with your CPA exam.  Also nice to hear you can commemorate the occasion with something special.  Sure you could do a watch, and she may get some wear out of it.  As most of our regulars are solely watch enthusiasts while I'm into both watches and cars, my vote would be for the 2002tii.  No depreciation, in fact many of these classics keep appreciating in value, and with a back seat its something you and your wife can both appreciate and take on adventures, even when there are kids in the picture.  Mrs. Dino appreciates my watch collecting, has learned a lot about watches ( at this point generally knowing more than most SAs we encounter) , she enjoys going with me to the watch stores and trying things on , and learning about the various pieces, however I can tell you on a nice day, she would much rather be in one of our fun cars, going for a drive to lunch/dinner, driving with a pod of our car enthusiast friends, enjoying the scenery on a beautiful country road, or going to a vintage car show where were have met so many wonderful people and made some great friends. Unless your wife were to start participating on a watch forum, a watch is a much more solitary less social choice .  Nothing wrong with that, in fact you both might prefer that - not sure.  In addition, I grew up around cars and I have some very fond memories of going places in some of the fun cars my parent had, and as a teenager detailing them and doing things with them with my dad.  I also enjoyed shopping for watches with my dad when I was old, but that is a different type of adventure. 

 

The 2002tii doesn't use any computer controlled stuff, so if you are handy, you could do some of the maintenance -keeping expenses down.  The downsides are the insurance will be more than to insure a watch (although you may want to look into collector insurance), and space...you really have to have a garage for cars like that.  In addition, if going down that path, be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection to make sure that you are getting what you think you are paying for and there are no surprises.  I guess I like to mix both hobbies a bit, so for me a drive with the Mrs. and friends to a great destination while wearing a beautiful watch...is often the perfect day for me.  

 

Anyway, as someone who dabbles in both hobbies, I can see the appeal of both options, and each sounds like a fantastic idea.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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