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@newshoes1 I didn't mean to imply anything but the fact that I wanted a watch with a rubber band that wasn't several thousand, and that the Oris was a not a beater. I have a hard time putting the rubber strap on the Pam 111 and swimming at the pool with the kids. I am gonna pull the trigger on an aquis with a rubber strap. Thanks fellas.
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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.

 

 

@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.

 

 

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

 

 

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.


Scratches or not, I think the most important thing is to enjoy whatever watch you own. That's all that really matters.

post #45213 of 48312
The Panerai boutique didn't have the strap I was wanting unfortunately. I only tried on one watch. The Wempe Rolex boutique had the new 39mm Oyster Perpetual in so I had to try it on. It was the grape one and while not the color I would buy for myself I really did like the feel of it.


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Weekend beater with a sub style. $1,000. 
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Seiko Shogun or Sumo are nice values for the money.

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SINN.

 

Glycine have plenty for sure, and I like the suggestions above: Sinn 104 is in range new.  Oris do several ranges depending on your size preference.  Alpina "Seastrong" is another, or take a look at Tutima: the titanium DI 300, like the Seastrong, has a sub-worthy 300m depth rating too.  Or the Pacific, on a bracelet, with more of a Tudor-ish 200m, but should get you through light showers!  One I always fancied in this range was the Stowa Prodiver.  It got rave reviews all round, came on a really sharp bracelet and had great, distinctive looks.  But as my past tense indicates, it doesn't seem to have sold as well as the quality would suggest - I guess you think Stowa, you think pilot?  Anyway, they now make a slightly more expensive version in titanium on a rubber strap.  But maybe keep an eye out for a nearly new steel one that came with the rubber strap as a spare?

 

But that Oris Aquis is a looker. Certainly looks the money as a casual wear.

 

 

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Oris with a suit

 

It's hardly uncommon, but I think the main thing here is a "new watch pass".  I wore my Orange Monster with a blazer when I got it, just for the joy of it, and my Stowa Baumuster did suit duty many times when it first arrived.  I think  you're allowed to wear any new watch with anything as an act of spontaneous love, for a while.  After six weeks you get a warning, though.

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@newshoes1 I didn't mean to imply anything but the fact that I wanted a watch with a rubber band that wasn't several thousand, and that the Oris was a not a beater. I have a hard time putting the rubber strap on the Pam 111 and swimming at the pool with the kids. I am gonna pull the trigger on an aquis with a rubber strap. Thanks fellas.

 

No worries.  One man's treasure is another man's beater . . . or something like that.  You have to have pretty thick skin to be posting a picture of a watch available on the gray market for $1,200 with all the nice watches on display in this thread.

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It's hardly uncommon, but I think the main thing here is a "new watch pass".  I wore my Orange Monster with a blazer when I got it, just for the joy of it, and my Stowa Baumuster did suit duty many times when it first arrived.  I think  you're allowed to wear any new watch with anything as an act of spontaneous love, for a while.  After six weeks you get a warning, though.

I think I've just passed that six week point (or thereabouts) with my Sub frown.gif
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I think I've just passed that six week point (or thereabouts) with my Sub frown.gif

 

Ah for that one @mimo will issue a warning if you haven't posted a pic in six days. :nodding:

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Dang!

I'll have to take a new pic this week then, probably with another superhero and coffee to accompany it (or maybe a pen!) wink.gif
Edited by TheWraith - 7/17/15 at 6:56pm
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Since we're on the topic of diver range, how do u guys feel about the Tudor Black Bay range? Is the price they command reasonable for the product they produce?

I really contemplating on getting the Black Bay midnight blue. Been wanting to add a dark blue watch to my collection and the midnight blue bezel is lovely.

I heard they are coming out with their on in-house movement on the BB. Shld I wait for it?

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The blue one, on a bracelet...beautiful.  Or the red one on a strap.  One of our TWAT brethren has one on burgundy cordovan and it looks monster.

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No worries.  One man's treasure is another man's beater . . . or something like that.  You have to have pretty thick skin to be posting a picture of a watch available on the gray market for $1,200 with all the nice watches on display in this thread.

 

I don't know if thick skin is necessary - TWAT always seems perfectly friendly to the more modest end of the spectrum, and rare incidences of dick-waving tend to be ridiculed by all.  And as you said, your Oris is top of the tree for most people, while Frilly uses a Rolex to swat mosquitoes.  The love is strong.

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The blue one, on a bracelet...beautiful.  Or the red one on a strap.  One of our TWAT brethren has one on burgundy cordovan and it looks monster.

Agree, and they can be had for a reasonable price on the used market.
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Is the price they command reasonable for the product they produce?
I get asked this question about a myriad of goods/services and in most cases the answer is a resounding, No. With watches, the farther you get away from dealers, be it new or preowned, the more reasonable the price becomes.
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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.

It's all proportional, though, eh?

I like Arnold's line, "If it bleeds we can kill it."
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In my book, Arnold is the undisputed king of bodybuilding. I much prefer how the guys looked in the Golden Era, instead of the race for pounds that's disputing today. Anyone ever seen Kai Greene off-season? 

Ever see Kai with a grapefruit? wink.gif

I have to give it to guys like Zane, Reeves and Paris as GOATs but Arnold without a doubt did more than anyone to bring the sport to mainstream.
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