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That would be @Belligero.  He also wrestles bears while wearing a Pepsi.

 

But not in Barcelona.

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Outside of dress watches, I have just learned to appreciate the wear and tear that comes with wearing and enjoying a watch. Perfection is boring in a watch that is meant to be worn in everyday life IMO. I'm pretty active and rough on my own body, I want my sports watch to reflect that. I think that's why I appreciate Frills so much, the dude wears the heck out of his watches. But of course, different strokes for different folks.

 

I do wish I had developed more @Dino944-like Ninja skills in terms of how to avoid banging my watches around so much. Dude's 16610LV still looks minty fresh after all these years.  

 

It's definitely a bit of a learning curve.  My 5711 bore the brunt of swimming, snorkeling, diving, sand, sunblock - the clasp even came loose once when I had it on in the gym and was doing some half-a**ed salmon ladder variation, etc - and she has the battle scars to show for it.  Same with my 114270.

 

But I do similar things with my SubC ND, DSSD, etc and aside from some minor scratches they don't look anywhere near as dinged up.  So I guess I picked up a few "wrist avoidance" moves over the years.

 

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Looking good @in stitches - as always.

 

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I remember someone posting some pictures of themselves mountain biking and I think they took a Rolex along.  

 

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That would be @Belligero.  He also wrestles bears while wearing a Pepsi.

 

But not in Barcelona.

 

@Belligero lives life to the fullest, though.  And takes his watches along for the ride.

 

My cousin lives in Barcelona.  She's a big watch enthusiast.  Wears her Ex II all over the place.  But only wears her 3940R for special occasions.  More preference than a safety concern, I think.

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I'm so anal about my watches it's embarrassing. Total OCD. Trying to work on it...
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Then there's the beach factor. But a bit of volleyball wouldn't hurt a GMT... Right?

 

Won't hurt it at all.  Just make sure if you are at the beach or go swimming to wash it off when you get home.  Sand, grit, sea salt etc if left on a bracelet causes friction and can lead to some bracelet stretch over time.  Good luck and have fun.  

 

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I do wish I had developed more @Dino944-like Ninja skills in terms of how to avoid banging my watches around so much. Dude's 16610LV still looks minty fresh after all these years.  

Thanks Frills.  I do wear all of my watches and most have been daily wearers at one time or another, but as you have said...I have been pretty good about developing Ninja reflexes to avoid contact with other objects.  I will admit if I am doing something really rough, or that could be a real hassle to clean from my watch, I will remove it.  However, that isn't all that different from say changing from a pair of Lobbs to sneakers if you are going to paint a room in your home or apartment.  

 

Mrs. Dino on the other hand wears her Tank Francaise for everything, and lacks any Ninja like skills.  Her daily wear watch looks almost as though it was tied to the back of an truck and dragged over pavement on a cross country road trip.  She's happy with it regardless of the condition so that's what matters.   Although I suggested she might want to take it off while she was helping me paint a wall in the garage, since paint may be a real pain for me to clean from it (as cleaning watches, cars, and polishing shoes fall within the parameters of my household chores).  Either that or we would have to switch to black paint and eventually coat the whole thing and pretend it was a new version of her watch with ADLC.  ;) 

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I'm so anal about my watches it's embarrassing. Total OCD. Trying to work on it...

Nothing wrong with being OCD, as long as you are enjoying your watches.  I wear all of mine, but I've very careful.  I'm sure in the eyes of many watch people, I'd qualify as OCD but that doesn't bother me.  :cheers:

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I don't coddle my watches per se but I will remove them if engaging in an activity with a high proability of nicking them up. Like changing a flat tire, fixing a leaky sink, barroom brawling, etc........
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Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the Bluegrass, Keith T locates a "Rolex" that just won't quite fit on his left wrist:




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I'm so anal about my watches it's embarrassing. 

 

 

That might protect against scratches but it's certainly unsanitary, even with a suitable depth rating.

 

I stick exclusively to the left wrist.

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I'm so anal about my watches
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Can someone postulate on why Panerai second-hand prices are taking such a beating?

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I was just wondering the same after the 512/572 talk.  Only discovering them relatively recently, I was feeling that they had an extraordinary brand/resale value considering where they've come from.  But perhaps the passion is cooling, and the big watch crowd are heading en masse to Hublot?

 

That 572 really calls to me, though.

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That might protect against scratches but it's certainly unsanitary, even with a suitable depth rating.

I stick exclusively to the left wrist.

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Oh, talking of Hublot, a friend of mine is about to buy this:

 

 

How we laughed.  But seriously, I think he's buying it.

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Is your friend's name Lapo?
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I can see a similarity.  He's an accountant, about 5'5", who also has a lifted pickup truck, a 911 and a chopped Fatboy (which he intends to further accessorise with this watch). Maybe he's compensating for something?!  Anyway, we all have our quirks.  In mitigation, I think  it might suit him in some peculiar way. And I've already enabled him into a funky Panerai and a palladium Moser in the last year.  I'm amazed his wife still speaks to me. 

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