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@BH: curious, do you have a favorite Patek?

I must be felling goofy this morning, but that little shot of the Golden Ellipsi (?) Ellipses (?) Elipsizszszs .... looks oddly appealing.

NOT running out to buy one, just sayin' ...

Hahahah nice disclaimer there!

Anish and crew consciously positioned their business in the intersection of "watches and luxury lifestyles." They've evolved over time, and there are certain brands they would rather not do business with. I appreciate some, but not all of the shots they post. But I'm also glad I get a chance to personally weigh in on some decisions they make, because their COO is a close friend.

Likewise with Hodinkee - I've seen Ben Clymer take that site from what it was back in 2008 to what it is now, and I haven't liked everything they've done. I've also relayed said feedback directly to Ben.

The Horological Society of New York does great things, but offering free watchmaking 101 classes given how interest in watches has grown will mean a year-long waiting list. Nick Manousos, who does awesome 3D printed versions of tourbillons and the like, is a friend and he's confirmed that the more advanced courses will charge a fee. For the good stuff that HSNY does, I help support them.

Adam Craniotes has been one of my closest friends for years, and is in Boston right now helping organize/launch "Red Bar Boston," the same thing he and another close friend did for New York back in 2006. You can rest assured that I rag on him all the time if the crew ends up doing stuff that seem... Out of order. But I love what they've done for the New York watch community.

What can I say? I kind of like being involved and giving direct feedback to watch related stuff. After a while anonymous rants on the internet just gets old, don't you think?
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I must be felling goofy this morning, but that little shot of the Golden Ellipsi (?) Ellipses (?) Elipsizszszs .... looks oddly appealing.
...
You might want to see a doctor. It could be a stroke or aneurysm or something.
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Yeah, I usually dismiss that model immediately, just out of hand.

But something about the composition of the pic, or that particular grouping gave me a bit of pause for some reason.



@frilly: I frequently wish that I had more (or better) access to the WIS community, for lack of a better term, in the sense that I rarely get to interact personally with other enthusiasts. Sad to say, but I frequently wander through ADs just to chat with the sales staff. (I'm sensitive to their time and other customers, but you know what I mean).

I do know that WUS has a get-together scheduled here in Houston for later this month, but alas, I will be out of town that weekend.



And speaking of Hodinkee, I thought Forster's bit on the Lange One comparison (old vs. new) was a nicely written piece, with some decent pr0n to boot.
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And a little something for Dino...

Thanks for the eye candy!  Its always great to see something different such as non-round movements.  

 

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Understood - thanks Dino!

Your welcome !:cheers:

 

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I must be felling goofy this morning, but that little shot of the Golden Ellipsi (?) Ellipses (?) Elipsizszszs .... looks oddly appealing.

The Ellipse takes some getting used to, but they have grown on me over the years.  Mrs. Dino thinks it would be an interesting addition to my collection at some point.  Also, it would be another Genta design in my collection.  Maybe at some point.  

 

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Adam Craniotes has been one of my closest friends for years, and is in Boston right now helping organize/launch "Red Bar Boston," the same thing he and another close friend did for New York back in 2006. You can rest assured that I rag on him all the time if the crew ends up doing stuff that seem... Out of order. But I love what they've done for the New York watch community.

I hope he can get something going in Boston.  It would be cool to have a Red Bar Crew relatively close to home.  I know one of the jewelry stores in Boston tried something like it, but I think it fizzled.  Wishing him lots of luck!

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@frilly: I frequently wish that I had more (or better) access to the WIS community, for lack of a better term, in the sense that I rarely get to interact personally with other enthusiasts. Sad to say, but I frequently wander through ADs just to chat with the sales staff. (I'm sensitive to their time and other customers, but you know what I mean).

I do know that WUS has a get-together scheduled here in Houston for later this month, but alas, I will be out of town that weekend.

Access to the WIS community is something I think a lot of us wish we had more access to.  I've been to a handful of things in the Boston area.  Unfortunately, most weren't well organized and or never happened again, and sadly at least a significant group of people that attended some of the Boston events were snobby or just plain strange.   

 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a Boston Red Bar Crew will work out nicely for our community and bring out a good group of collectors/watch fans. 

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@BH: curious, do you have a favorite Patek?
 

 

In spite of all the fabulous things Patek has done, I think my favorite overall (in terms of what would integrate with my own life) would probably the standard blue dial Nautilus date. But then, I'm a younger guy and self-employed. So there's little sense in my having much invested in thoroughbred dress watches.

 

I will have a Nautilus at some point. Preferably one as old as dirt and scratched to high heaven, but keeping flawless time and quite waterproof.

 

How about yourself?

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@frilly: I frequently wish that I had more (or better) access to the WIS community, for lack of a better term, in the sense that I rarely get to interact personally with other enthusiasts. Sad to say, but I frequently wander through ADs just to chat with the sales staff. (I'm sensitive to their time and other customers, but you know what I mean).

I do know that WUS has a get-together scheduled here in Houston for later this month, but alas, I will be out of town that weekend.

And speaking of Hodinkee, I thought Forster's bit on the Lange One comparison (old vs. new) was a nicely written piece, with some decent pr0n to boot.

 

I have another friend who lives in Houston who gets his fill of watch talk from forums, and now iMessage groups that we share.  If you're ever in the NYC area ping me!  Totally regret not pinging you when I was in Houston and picked up a DBlue (for a friend, at the time), but I was literally there for the day and flew out that afternoon.

 

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I hope he can get something going in Boston.  It would be cool to have a Red Bar Crew relatively close to home.  I know one of the jewelry stores in Boston tried something like it, but I think it fizzled.  Wishing him lots of luck!

 

Fingers crossed! Adam's fantastic. Genuine enthusiast, encyclopedic knowledge, great writing style, incredibly down to earth dude.  Plus, our kids are relatively close in age so that helps with "topics to discuss other than watches." Hah!

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In spite of all the fabulous things Patek has done, I think my favorite overall (in terms of what would integrate with my own life) would probably the standard blue dial Nautilus date. But then, I'm a younger guy and self-employed. So there's little sense in my having much invested in thoroughbred dress watches.

 

I will have a Nautilus at some point. Preferably one as old as dirt and scratched to high heaven, but keeping flawless time and quite waterproof.

 

5711 blue dial. So good.  Or do you fancy the older models without a sweeping  seconds hand?

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In no particular order:

World Time (prefer WG with scissors)

Nautilus 5711

5146J with the gray dial

Calatrava .... sector dial peepwall[1].gif (I know, I know) and I also like 5196J.



I'd be proud to own any of the above!
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And yes frilly, hit me up if you're ever back in H-town.

You get a pass due to the quick turnaround on that last visit my man smile.gif
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5711 all the way.

 

In my opinion, it's the one watch that is truly unique, yet never out of place. It's the pinnacle of understated (sporty) opulence. Though I do think it is a bit overpriced for a steel watch (as if the precious metal content of any gold/platinum watch actually influenced the price in a truly proportional manner...).

 

But at some point, one is paying as much for exclusivity as one is for quality and design.

 

Which is why I shall happily content myself with practical, everyman watches like Omegas, Rolexes and Seikos... at least until a particular sort of windfall...

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(…) Anish and crew consciously positioned their business in the intersection of "watches and luxury lifestyles." They've evolved over time, and there are certain brands they would rather not do business with. I appreciate some, but not all of the shots they post. But I'm also glad I get a chance to personally weigh in on some decisions they make, because their COO is a close friend.

What can I say? I kind of like being involved and giving direct feedback to watch related stuff. After a while anonymous rants on the internet just gets old, don't you think? (…)

 

@no frills while you initially quoted @Keith T in your post, I feel like this was addressed to me, because I mentioned the Watch Anish-esque decked out Rolex. Allow me to clarify my thoughts - just in case I left a wrong impression.

 

I have nothing against Mr. Watch Anish himself, in fact I follow his blog on my FB feed and check his IG daily. I love a lot of the pieces they feature (the F.P. Journes, Mosers, Arnold & Sons, PPs, the not blinged-out APs and Rolexes, etc.), and even though some I wouldn't wear, I still can find pretty appealing. Still, there are some I find down right ugly, but his group target is quite broad and it must fall within some people's taste and I accept that! The interwebs can't be centered around my own interests and tastes!

 

Truth be told, Watch Anish is one of the first website that got me into the 'watch world' (back then, a 150$ Seiko, Citizen or Bulova was my definition of a nice quality watch, and I didn't know of mechanical timepieces...). With time and a lot of reading, I developed my own taste, but I still owe to him that I wouldn't be so interested in timepieces if I didn't landed on his website back then. Just like with The Style Blogger (Dan Trepanier) whose blog introduced me to menswear - now, with time and 'experience', I don't like everything that he posts (maybe not even half of what he posts, actually) but I got to admit I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for his website!

 

All in all, I just meant to say that I don't really like decked out watches (somewhat they seems to be the holy grails of rap stars and oil princes - is it an expression in English? it's a saying we have in French) and bling streetwear, but I have nothing against the guy per se

 

I hope we're good! :fistbump: 


Edited by ShawnBC - 7/2/15 at 12:30pm
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You know that bling Pepsi would just about work if it didn't have what I assume to be hour markers in diamonds around the bezel. At a glance it just looks like some stones have fallen out.

But would I wear it? Nah.
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(…) Anish and crew consciously positioned their business in the intersection of "watches and luxury lifestyles." They've evolved over time, and there are certain brands they would rather not do business with. I appreciate some, but not all of the shots they post. But I'm also glad I get a chance to personally weigh in on some decisions they make, because their COO is a close friend.

What can I say? I kind of like being involved and giving direct feedback to watch related stuff. After a while anonymous rants on the internet just gets old, don't you think? (…)

 

@no frills while you initially quoted @Keith T in your post, I feel like this was addressed to me, because I mentioned the Watch Anish-esque decked out Rolex. Allow me to clarify my thoughts - just in case I left a wrong impression.

 

I have nothing against Mr. Watch Anish himself, in fact I follow his blog on my FB feed and check his IG daily. I love a lot of the pieces they feature (the F.P. Journes, Mosers, Arnold & Sons, PPs, the not blinged-out APs and Rolexes, etc.), and even though some I wouldn't wear, I still can find pretty appealing. Still, there are some I find down right ugly, but his group target is quite broad and it must fall within some people's taste and I accept that! The interwebs can't be centered around my own interests and tastes!

 

Truth be told, Watch Anish is one of the first website that got me into the 'watch world' (back then, a 150$ Seiko, Citizen or Bulova was my definition of a nice quality watch, and I didn't know of mechanical timepieces...). With time and a lot of reading, I developed my own taste, but I still owe to him that I wouldn't be so interested in timepieces if I didn't landed on his website back then. Just like with The Style Blogger (Dan Trepanier) whose blog introduced me to menswear - now, with time and 'experience', I don't like everything that he posts (maybe not even half of what he posts, actually) but I got to admit I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for his website!

 

All in all, I just meant to say that I don't really like decked out watches (somewhat they seems to be the holy grails of rap stars and oil princes - is it an expression in English? it's a saying we have in French) and bling streetwear, but I have nothing against the guy per se

 

I hope we're good! :fistbump: 


Oh - thanks for the clarification! Sorry, I didn't actually mean to write anything disparaging about your comment; apologies if you interpreted it as such. I actually agreed with you in my post above, that while Anish and crew post mostly fun stuff, there are just some pieces (and photos) there that don't appeal to me at all!

But, thank you for the thoughtful explanation. I appreciate it.
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Wow. Great looking watch. I need some wrist shots, stat!!!

 

 

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