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post #45166 of 48312

Okay, here's my latest addition.

 

In sunlight:

 

 

 

In artificial light:

 

 

 

I know it's not a TWAT favorite, but I'm really enjoying it as a causal/ business casual watch and have to admit the quality is really nice.

post #45167 of 48312
I've always kept a beater or two in my collection for tougher activities and working out etc.

Frilly is more of an exception in regards to lifting weights while wearing an Explorer for example, but hey, he's always been ,,, exceptional LOL.

I see nothing at all wrong with picking up a nice functional G, or a Monster, or Timex for the appropriate occasions.
post #45168 of 48312

@New Shoes1 nice Oris Aquis, it's been on my list for a while. I've always been fond of the Maldives limited edition, too!

post #45169 of 48312
Lot of time for the G-Shock. I have one for general holiday beating, running, etc. I've had it for over 15 years. Out of gas at the moment though.
post #45170 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I've always kept a beater or two in my collection for tougher activities and working out etc.

Frilly is more of an exception in regards to lifting weights while wearing an Explorer for example, but hey, he's always been ,,, exceptional LOL.

I see nothing at all wrong with picking up a nice functional G, or a Monster, or Timex for the appropriate occasions.

 

I am also exceptionally fond of "Predator" (1987), so I take every chance to recreate the classic "Dillon! You son of a..." scene.  Guess I am Schwarzenegger by default in this pic...

 

 

Also, "Dillon" is wearing a Hublot.

 

Of course he is.

 

This is me and Shane Battier a few months ago.  He's wearing a Shinola:

 

 

Also, purple pants!  Boom.

post #45171 of 48312
Sun's out guns out. Good work!
post #45172 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I've always kept a beater or two in my collection for tougher activities and working out etc.

Frilly is more of an exception in regards to lifting weights while wearing an Explorer for example, but hey, he's always been ,,, exceptional LOL.

I see nothing at all wrong with picking up a nice functional G, or a Monster, or Timex for the appropriate occasions.

I seem to be wearing my g-shock more and more and more. comfy, accurate, dont care what happens to it. I had about 10 (yes I did that phase), and I'm down to just two.
post #45173 of 48312
plus - Carl Weathers is by no means small. yet, he looks like me (minus the chubby white guy part) next to Arnold.
post #45174 of 48312
Is there some nerdy collector value in old mint G Shocks? Not that I've got a minter. And when I remember the Jordan IIIs I had as a kid - if I'd just have kept them in the box...
post #45175 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

Sun's out guns out. Good work!

 

#Boom.

 

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Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post

plus - Carl Weathers is by no means small. yet, he looks like me (minus the chubby white guy part) next to Arnold. Warning: This pic is the Greatest Handshake Ever (Click to show)


Arnold set the standard for muscular physiques on action heroes back in the 1980s - before then you could be a tough guy with a mustache like Charles Bronson and be a somewhat believable action dude. Nowadays most Hollywood actors train for months for the almost obligatory torso shot.  And they still look nothing like Arnold at his peak.

 

Yeah, yeah, we can talk about the 'roids and everything that makes Arnold kind of funny (and for some, despicable) - at the end of the day he's done some incredible things with his life. Not bad for a dude with a gap-toothed smile from Graz, Austria. 

 

You can also take all the HGH and 'roids you want, but you're not going to end up with a seven-time Mr Olympia physique without some serious hard work and dedication.

 

Not THIS "hard work" and "dedication."  HAHAHA!

 

 

 

His new line of watches that he announced in Basel are some kind of horrific, and his latest movie is at 27% via rottentomatoes, but I still enjoyed "Terminator Genisys." Hahah!

post #45176 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

Is there some nerdy collector value in old mint G Shocks? Not that I've got a minter. And when I remember the Jordan IIIs I had as a kid - if I'd just have kept them in the box...

yes - In my opinion however, the problem is that appropo of nothing, most older G-shocks get bezel rot and the rubber goes to shit. I've got a couple of 10+ year old models with databanks (think rolodex on your wrist) that work great except the bezel is fried. the modules are fine, and I've had one in my shower for 3 years now, still keeps perfect time. The 5600 (square) are still in production, so even if you had an older module, you could still get a new bezel. It tends to be the higher end and ultra rare/named watches that command, and a lot of older 6900 collaborations seem to still be hot. lately they seem to be just be introducing new colorways of the same design, and their last flagship (as I see it) was an analog.

I have a mudman (9000) and riseman (9400), but I want a frogman, gulfman (probably my next) and I like a couple of the analog Master of G models
post #45177 of 48312
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Okay, here's my latest addition.

In sunlight: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I know it's not a TWAT favorite, but I'm really enjoying it as a causal/ business casual watch and have to admit the quality is really nice.

Nice - I like Oris.
post #45178 of 48312
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

I know the HK seller that you mean. What is controversial about him? I haven't heard any complaints. The only strange thing is that his watches all have similarly appearing lume but I like to think it's because he has an eye for what he wants to buy and sell. Is there a sub-plot I'm missing?

Some wonder where he's getting all these nice dials and 'raw' (unpolished) cases and then recall that HK has been a counterfeit center for decades, at least.
I think that's the issue.
post #45179 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Ah, each to his own.  The whole dress watch thing is so fluid these days, I think that Zenith is on the formal side by modern standards.  Of course, to a purist a modest case size and just the two hands are the definition of dressy.  But to go back to the Lange fetishism of Novelty's original post, I think I could live with a second hand on a dress watch...

Zenith makes some fantastic and elegant dress watches though… that is just not one of them. I'm not familiar with that model, but that has to be one of the worst Zenith dials I have seen.. too busy, conflicted, too much shit going on. I agree it's fluid, but within reason no?
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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

Hey!



I understand about the picture comment. It was indeed a quick and dirty shot. Maybe you'll prefer these:
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Love the first and last… makes me miss the old Curvex I used to own.
post #45180 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I heard a rumour that our own king @no frills
 bought a G-Shock.  He was certainly looking.

But I would say that the manly choice for a watch that loves to be beaten is an Orange Monster.  Then again, I would.  If I were braver, I'd say a Rolex is perfectly beatable.  But I'll leave that to @Belligero
 .

I love it...

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