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+1 - exciting and fabulous choice @hopkins_student !

 

@dddrees - love this pic.  How are the polished surfaces on your 5711 holding  up?  Mine are scratched up to death, but nothing a good visit to Patek can't fix (I hope!) if I ever get in the mood to have it polished.


Mine is holding up fairly well, but then again this isn't my daily watch. I have a small rotation of watches and this one tends to be worn for special outings mostly.

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Well, a replacement link spring is important if you want the watch to stay on your wrist....mwink[1].gif
But seriously, you might as well go to an AD for that, it shouldn't be much of a cost.

Yea - I needed a tiny screw once and the dealer wanted $25.
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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... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Sun's out guns out. Good work!

Guns? Shit, man - those are cannons. Maybe a nice 47mm to go with them, bro.

Jesse the Body said that all the lads on the Predator set were having an arm competition and he'd get up in the middle of the night to pump a few sets (or Carl W. did, can't recall).
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I have noted before that the glaring absences from Frilly's collection are a Panerai and a pilot.

 

IWC Big Pilot in platinum and PAM 507 would be my votes.

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In NJ with my inlaws this week. Taking the train into NYC for a customer meeting at noon, then going to do a little watch tourism after I get done. Might pick up a new strap from the Panerai boutique while I'm there. Meetings in Manhattan are a nice change of pace for me and I love the ancillary benefits. I travel a decent amount out of Chicago, but the NYC trips are always an extra treat.
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Hard to beat NYC shopping, no matter what you're in the market for.
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Mine is holding up fairly well, but then again this isn't my daily watch. I have a small rotation of watches and this one tends to be worn for special outings mostly.

 

Good deal.  As I wrote before, I wish I had ninja skills like @Dino944 when I first got my 5711.  Even though I put her through her paces, I feel like she would have less dings than she has now.  Still, under certain lighting the scratches are barely visible. So I suspect I haven't really gouged her surfaces on anything too badly.

 

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Guns? Shit, man - those are cannons. Maybe a nice 47mm to go with them, bro.

Jesse the Body said that all the lads on the Predator set were having an arm competition and he'd get up in the middle of the night to pump a few sets (or Carl W. did, can't recall).

 

@jhcam8 - I come from the old school of lifting back in the late 1980s when such things like "CrossFit" and "kettlebells" were far more niche, or didn't even exist. When reading Muscle & Fitness might be misconstrued as a sign of strangeness at best. But also, my wrists are 6.25" and I am generally small boned, so I think it makes muscle bellies look bigger than they really are. 

 

As for Jesse Ventura in Predator, how can you beat lines like... "I ain't got time to bleed." BOOM.

 

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I have noted before that the glaring absences from Frilly's collection are a Panerai and a pilot.

 

IWC Big Pilot in platinum and PAM 507 would be my votes.

 

Jeez @mimo I'm just glad my hankering for other watches aren't as intense right now. 

 

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Hard to beat NYC shopping, no matter what you're in the market for.

 

Truth.  Sometimes the best price deals aren't to be had here in NYC, but the selection is really, really hard to beat.  Was just telling a friend that it's quite neat that shops like @Epaulet and Self Edge are across each other along Orchard Street. Awesome places and items.

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I'm not sure this newfound restraint suits you.
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I'm not sure this newfound restraint suits you.
Well, first fittings can be awkward.

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Gentleman,

I was looking for a weekend beater with a sub style. I was inspired by the post above of the Oris Aquis. I am also looking at Glycine and trying to keep it around $1,000. Any other suggestions or reports on the already mentioned?
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Gentleman,

I was looking for a weekend beater with a sub style. I was inspired by the post above of the Oris Aquis. I am also looking at Glycine and trying to keep it around $1,000. Any other suggestions or reports on the already mentioned?

 

Seiko Shogun or Sumo are nice values for the money.

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Will I be banned from this thread if I admit I'm wearing my new Oris with a suit today?  I couldn't help myself.  Maybe I can get probation if I agree not to do it again.

 

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@Beckwith - stretch a little bit and get a new SINN. or get a preowned one. Great beater. I got my first mechanical watch - an Oris TT1 for 500 new. Ah how times have changed.

@New Shoes1 - congrats. That Oris looks great. Classic diver looks. I've had mine for 10 years.

@no frills - your arms are bigger than my thighs, man. well done. Predator is one my all-time favorite movies. "Bullshtt, Billy you ain't afraid of no man.."
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@Beckwith - stretch a little bit and get a new SINN. or get a preowned one. Great beater. I got my first mechanical watch - an Oris TT1 for 500 new. Ah how times have changed.

@New Shoes1 - congrats. That Oris looks great. Classic diver looks. I've had mine for 10 years.

@no frills - your arms are bigger than my thighs, man. well done. Predator is one my all-time favorite movies. "Bullshtt, Billy you ain't afraid of no man.."

 

Sinn is a great suggestion!  A 103, 104 or an 856, depending on @Beckwith's tastes.

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I'm not sure this newfound restraint suits you.

 

Truth be told, I am not sure either @mimo...

 

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Will I be banned from this thread if I admit I'm wearing my new Oris with a suit today?  I couldn't help myself.  Maybe I can get probation if I agree not to do it again.

 

 

Warning: Oris with a suit?! (Click to show)

 

 

Not from this thread, no.  But maybe from SF in general, you'll find folks who will tsk-tsk. But you know what, you gotta own every piece of the look, right?  And I think you're owning it.

 

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@Beckwith - stretch a little bit and get a new SINN. or get a preowned one. Great beater. I got my first mechanical watch - an Oris TT1 for 500 new. Ah how times have changed.

@New Shoes1 - congrats. That Oris looks great. Classic diver looks. I've had mine for 10 years.

@no frills - your arms are bigger than my thighs, man. well done. Predator is one my all-time favorite movies. "Bullshtt, Billy you ain't afraid of no man.."

 

+1 for good advice here from @rnguy001.  

 

Seriously, Predator is chock full of great lines like that, 'no?  "You are one ugly motha..." "Get to da choppa!"  

 

Lots of great lines from "Commando" too.  "Remember Sully when I promised to kill you last...?"

 

Wore this one last Wednesday.  Very hard to capture the opaline/eggshell white of the dial because the yellow gold surrounding it keeps making it look less white than it is.  

 

 

Also, that's not just the lighting: all scratches (particularly that one by the lug on the bottom left) are courtesy of my wife, who "borrows" this one most often.  @DLJr this one is her favorite too.  

 

904L steel clasp on 116610LV versus the wife:

 

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