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It is almost 100 degrees these days so steel bracelets are too heavy and uncomfortable, switching to leather and rubber!!


Leather is my least favorite when it's hot, just seems like the sweat is killing the band faster.
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

It is almost 100 degrees these days so steel bracelets are too heavy and uncomfortable, switching to leather and rubber!!


I also don't care for leather bands when it's hot. Which is not to say I don't use leather bands in summer, but I find a steel bracelet more wearable. But speaking of leather, this arrived in the mail today. I hope it's an appropriate item the post in this thread, rather than the other watch thread:

 


It's a Magrette Vantage, one of 550. I've long thought about picking up a bronze watch and I liked the look of this one.

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I usually go with bracelets in the heat because I sweat right trough straps which makes them feel sticky and clammy. Not to mention hastening their demise.
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Didn't mean to offend anyone.:cheers:

 

Have a nice day.

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You'll be sorrrrrry cry.gif

Well, I did sold the PAM 176 and bought it back ;) . I don't think it will be the case for the 424 thou, it was an impulse purchase and if I really miss the California dial, I'll probably go for the 249.

 

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As for the weight of the GMT, I think it feels rather similar to a current steel Daytona.  Maybe the only Rolex models that would feel heavier are the Deep Sea and the current Explorer II, which are both over 40mm.  

Agreed, I do own the SS Daytona and was expecting the GMT to be heavier given the thickness; looks hefty as well. It was abit of a disappointment for me, being SS.

 

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Logically speaking, I'd say that you were missing that simple dress watch, and something versatile on a bracelet.  So in your shoes, I'd maybe have gone for a Zenith dress watch o some sort and an Aqua Terra.  But I'm looking forward to the reveal!

 

Just a long shot: yellow gold Lange 1, standard size.  Just saw one in the window of a local dealer with whom I'm able to negotiate having hooked him up with a couple of sales recently.  Shout if you want me to explore possibilities.

Mimo my man! u're right on da money!

 

Zenith Class Elite Dual Time!

Since i'm missing a dress watch and a GMT, why not have both in one!

Sorry to bore you guys with the unboxing but the Zenith "gold" plaque was interesting

and I wanted to share with u guys.

 

If I were to nip pick, I kinda dislike the border of the date aperture extending into the guilloche part of the dial.

 Wrist SHOT! LOVE the quick set GMT hands at the 10! double up as a 24hr indicator when i'm not overseas.

 

 

DSOM!

 


What's a TWAT worthy watch? A speedy of course! Love the Co-Axial

chrono! complement my white Daytona nicely. Ever since lurking in the forum,

I knew I wanted a speedy, did a little research. Came across

http://blog.perpetuelle.com/watches/making-the-omega-speedmaster-dark-side-of-the-moon/

and I was sold!

 

Its a lil pricely but the material they used and the finishing? worth it! I mean like down

to the details like the 18k WG indexes, ceramic buckle? come on! Love the depth of the dial not flat

like the PAM 292 I previously own. Most brands that offer ceramic watches doesn't have ceramic buckle. 

This is the true ceramic watch IMHO.

 

Been looking at the Tudor black shield as well, and having seen in real life, it really pales in comparison

to the enhanced pictures on blogs and their website. The gold/brown on the dial is so underwhelming,

flat. Its quite a chunky piece as well.

Macaroons anyone? u can actually see the thickness of the dial via the date aperture.

Finishing? Impeccable!

Love that spiral finishing!

 

Wrist shots and first impressions later. Meanwhile enjoy the eye candies guys! Sorry for the poor picture quality, taken on a Samsung S5 &

the long post.

@no frills Hopefully u'll get your first omega! be the yang to my yin. :decisions:Hope u get the reference!

 


just a sizing reference for your guys. 47mm x 44mm x 40mm

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Oooo what a killer collection. And that DSOM is a spectacular watch. Damn!!
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@Novelty77 hits it out of the park. :fistbump:

 

Awesome double kop. I like both of those. If I was going to nitpick I'd say I don't like the date window on either, but that's just me and date windows.

 

If you're looking to make it the triple and you want a heavy Rolex that still wears well then it's the Explorer II all the way.


Edited by Dachshund - 7/14/15 at 4:57am
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Zenith Class Elite Dual Time!
Since i'm missing a dress watch and a GMT, why not have both in one!
Nice piece but it's not really a dress watch. And I think you know that.sly.gif
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Didn't mean to offend anyone.
You're forgiven. smile.gif

But seriously; No soul?! rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

Nice piece but it's not really a dress watch. And I think you know that.sly.gif

Not my ideal dresswatch but I think it's still makes it IMO. Dresswatch covers a broad spectrum of definition doesn't it? Borrow something from wus.



I know that a pocketwatch is also up in your list 😉
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Hopefully u'll get your first omega! be the yang to my yin. :decisions:Hope u get the reference!

 


just a sizing reference for your guys. 47mm x 44mm x 40mm

 

Sometime next month perhaps! Congratulations on the new kops indeed.

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Attended the NY Horological Society's introductory Watchmaking 101 class last night, with three other lucky participants, including @tigerpac. We spent two hours in one-on-one instruction with certified graduate watchmakers from Rolex's RSC, learning about, disassembling and reassembling ETA 6497 movements.

I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in watches. It was a blast, and gives me even more appreciation for the talent behind my watches.

I got another email about it yesterday, and managed to grab a date in September before they all sold out. Looking forward to it!
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Stowa is offering a sport version of the Flieger. The dial looks the same but a wider bezel. Also larger case and increased WR. I usually don't go for their special editions but I kind of like it.

https://www.stowa.de/lshop,showdetail,143688426115684,en,1436884261-15684,flieger,fliegerohnelogoklassiksport,2,Tshowrub--flieger,.htm
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Oooo what a killer collection. And that DSOM is a spectacular watch. Damn!!

 

Agreed! DSOM is one of the best blacked out watches that I've ever seen. 

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Another fan of the Dark Side ... and also a Zenith fan here....Congrats!
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