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Or you could make your way into the hospitality/VIP area of sporting events (auto, equine, yachting in particular) which have watch companies as a major sponsor.. There you will find swag bags ubiquitous. Personally, I'm weening myself off them. shog[1].gif

Absolutely! i don't even own a JLC or a frank muller but managed to snag these....

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I was really learning towards the 512 as well.  A few weeks ago I went into the local Tourneau while I was about town and ended up trying a few Panerais.  The other one I was interested in was the 562.  I became immediately taken with the 562, the brown dial, the base dial, the fact that it was massive yet incredibly light thanks to the Titanium.

 

 

Congrats!  I'm not a Panerai guy, but I really like that model's use of a brown dial.  I tried one on a while ago, and my wife liked it on me a lot, but It was chunkier than what I'm comfortable wearing.  Anyway, enjoy it, it looks great! :cheers:

 

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I opted to go for the leather strap. I hope the picture justify why I chose the leather. Anyway comes originally with the rubber strap and an additional alligator strap.

When I handle the strap, the first thing that struck me and my immediate response to the dealer, "WOW" why does the strap feels so different from the rubber on the ROO.

The softness of the rubber strap feels just like silicon unlike the rubber strap from the ROO which feels rugged and hard. This watch is just perfect for me in every sense.

even the smallest detail like when the fully close crown, the initials AP sits flush, not slanted. The leather really compliments the elegance of it's design.

Very nice! I like it a lot more than your previous ROO and I think it sits a bit better on your wrist.  Congrats and enjoy!!!:cheers:

 

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New in. Cartier Santos 32 mm. I love it. Hurry up Mr.Postman

 

Looking forward to seeing more pix when it arrives.  My friend has the Santos Galbee XL and he loves it.  He finds it a very versatile watch and wears it a lot when traveling. 

 

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 Wow is it a club by VC or its like a owners group kinda thing? 

The Hour Lounge is a watch forum sponsored by Vacheron dedicated to all things VC (so both old and new watches).  As its sponsored by VC it gets Vacheron's full support, and sometimes they have contests (which are VC related) and you can win things with VC logos etc. 

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Yes, of course. Actually, I never knew the D-blue was a tribute to the James Cameron dive, so I always had the Deep Sea Challenge in head when talking about hte James Cameron watch! I guess we all learn something everyday!

 

Quite the chunk of metal, isn't?

 

The DeepSea Challenge is a 55mm monster - compare that to the 44mm DSSD DBlue and the DBlue is anorexic.  

 

The DBlue was released in August 4 amidst a firestorm of hate and recrimination.  Then, the haters came around.  Now, it's selling for above retail and there are long waiting lines in ADs.  The manager at the Rolex boutique in London says she's never seen demand like that, even for steel Daytonas back in the day.

 

I was one of the early online "defenders" of the DBlue.  She didn't need any defending, least of all from me, but I'm very, very happy I get to spend a lot of time with her now.

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The DeepSea Challenge is a 55mm monster - compare that to the 44mm DSSD DBlue and the DBlue is anorexic.  

 

The DBlue was released in August 4 amidst a firestorm of hate and recrimination.  Then, the haters came around.  Now, it's selling for above retail and there are long waiting lines in ADs.  The manager at the Rolex boutique in London says she's never seen demand like that, even for steel Daytonas back in the day.

 

I was one of the early online "defenders" of the DBlue.  She didn't need any defending, least of all from me, but I'm very, very happy I get to spend a lot of time with her now.

Surprised you don't have a DeepSea Challenge, Frilly...... or do you ??????

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^^^Probably has one squirreled away somewhere at stately Wayne Manor^^^ biggrin.gif
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^^^Probably has one squirreled away somewhere at stately Wayne Manor^^^ biggrin.gif

Exactly. If anyone could get their hands on one it would be him.

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Glad to see an old-school Santos pop up here, too!

It's about at the right time where I could see some feelings of nostalgia emerging for that type of timepiece.

Talking about that 80's two-tone aesthetic, a bit smaller overall, etc....maybe the kind of watch that some of us admired as a teenager, but grew away from as we matured?

Can't speak for anybody else, but I personally wanted a Datejust like Pat Riley used to rock during the Showtime Lakers era.

Of course, that's not really "me" these days, but I have a certain ... fondness that still remains....if that makes any sense.
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If we want to be precise: Cameron wore the regular DSSD inside the submersible. The Deepsea Challenge was strapped to the outside of it.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/arieladams/2014/08/05/james-cameron-gets-a-special-rolex-deepsea-watch-made-in-honor-of-him-and-his-new-film/
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Apparently there was a precedent for such a test based on a similar one conducted on the oyster case in a 1960 deep dive.

http://m.rolex.com/world-of-rolex/exploration-underwater/rolex-deepsea-challenge.html

Nice video of Cameron discussing the experimental watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lODoogibsJU
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On the topic of divers, and going back a few pages on TWAT .... I really, reeeeeaaaaally like that "One Watch" Tudor with the gilt dial and hands.

I even like the RED.

(Hell, I especially like the red).

And the gap on the bracelet doesn't bother me since it's a throw-back style, with modern size case, etc.

If they actually commercialized this style-- I would need to see it on the wrist of course-- but that one might have me breaking out the AmEx card.
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Surprised you don't have a DeepSea Challenge, Frilly...... or do you ??????

 

 

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^^^Probably has one squirreled away somewhere at stately Wayne Manor^^^ biggrin.gif


Hahahahaha! :marchal:

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Pepsi.
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Pepsi.

Son of a....
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Pepsi.

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The Hour Lounge is a watch forum sponsored by Vacheron dedicated to all things VC (so both old and new watches).  As its sponsored by VC it gets Vacheron's full support, and sometimes they have contests (which are VC related) and you can win things with VC logos etc. 

Thanks for the clarification! 

 

@ShawnBC The specs should be the same for the other ROs. As for ROO, yes they are using a piggyback module on their movement for the chrono. 

 

@zippyh Nice Pepsi ! Was wearing my dual time today. I really hope they would change the colour of the GMT hands on mine.

Misread the time a couple of times already... Design flaw? The minute hands shouldnt be the same length as the gtm IMO.

 

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