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Watches of Switzerland not have an Explorer II in stock? Wouldn't happen.
Edited by BostonHedonist - 9/7/15 at 12:18pm
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Cant be that hard to find another stockist with the Exp II available.

Yep, but I want it tax free, which means the airport store :-)
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@Winot, the Explorer II is the travel watch. I like my 16750, it's sleek, understated and bullet proof. Cool on Nato or bracelet, or get one of the several excellent aftermarket rubber straps.

My Explorer II at 78 deg north, Svalbard. The polar in its home environment.

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Perfect
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Fingers crossed it's still there Sunday.

 

Best of luck!  

 

 

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Dat new blue Lange chrono do.

 

Blue...shmoo...turn it over!

 

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Hey guys,

 

Here's a photo of me with my Breitling Navitimer. 

I probably wear this piece more than anything else in my collection.

 

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college football twitter was abuzz with virginia tech runningback j.c. coleman's wristwear of choice tonight:

 

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you can click through to the article above for a higher-res picture.

 

i've seen some suggest that it would fit right in on this thread.. i'm guessing casio. thought some here might get a kick out of it :) 

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I am flying out of LHR Sunday to the US. Have just rung Watches of Switzerland - yes they do have the Exp. II in stock; no they can't reserve it for me, even if I put down a deposit; no, they can't even take the full amount by phone for me to pick up Sunday. Bizarre tax free rules I suppose. Fingers crossed it's still there Sunday.

I ran into the same issue with a Rolex several years ago.  The AD told me Rolex does not allow them to take phone orders/purchases.  The purchase must be made in person.  Which is a ridiculous rule.  Supposedly, it was to keep people from comparison shopping outside their local Rolex AD region (back when most ADs would discount all models). 

 

Wishing you luck with your purchase!

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I ran into the same issue with a Rolex several years ago.  The AD told me Rolex does not allow them to take phone orders/purchases.  The purchase must be made in person.  Which is a ridiculous rule.  Supposedly, it was to keep people from comparison shopping outside their local Rolex AD region (back when most ADs would discount all models). 

Wishing you luck with your purchase!

Same here the first time I bought a DBlue for a friend at the Rolex AD in Houston.

But after that they were fine with phone orders!

Gold morning!

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Fiancé Hedonist is starting to inquire about what sort of watch I might like as a wedding present. :happy:

 

It would certainly be a dress watch. Preferably a precious metal. But I don't want her to break the bank on it, so I'm thinking pre-owned would be ideal.

 

So allow me to solicit suggestions! The budget is <$10k

 

I'm thinking:

 

  • Must not be overly complicated (two complications max)
  • Classic enough that I won't ever hate it (probably will be engraved)
  • Automatic or hand-wound
  • Around 37mm-40mm bezel
  • Platinum preferred (though unlikely) - Gold ok.
  • On the thinner side
  • Contains faceted elements that catch the light, without going overboard

 

 

Any suggestions gents? Pictures welcome.

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Congrats, BH.

This should be fun! I'm sure we can come up with some decent ideas for you.

Meanwhile, on the gridiron in Blacksburg last night:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/va-tech-running-back-wears-gold-watch-during-game/ar-AAe3jcL
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Cool idea
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Fiancé Hedonist is starting to inquire about what sort of watch I might like as a wedding present. happy.gif

It would certainly be a dress watch. Preferably a precious metal. But I don't want her to break the bank on it, so I'm thinking pre-owned would be ideal.

Any suggestions gents? Pictures welcome.

There are auctions in London this month at Bonhams on the 15th at Knightsbridge and at Sotheby's on the 22nd. Perhaps there is something at one of them that takes your fancy.
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Fiancé Hedonist is starting to inquire about what sort of watch I might like as a wedding present. :happy:

 

It would certainly be a dress watch. Preferably a precious metal. But I don't want her to break the bank on it, so I'm thinking pre-owned would be ideal.

 

So allow me to solicit suggestions! The budget is <$10k

 

I'm thinking:

 

  • Must not be overly complicated (two complications max)
  • Classic enough that I won't ever hate it (probably will be engraved)
  • Automatic or hand-wound
  • Around 37mm-40mm bezel
  • Platinum preferred (though unlikely) - Gold ok.
  • On the thinner side
  • Contains faceted elements that catch the light, without going overboard

 

 

Any suggestions gents? Pictures welcome.

Hi BostonH, 

 

The only one I can think of is the IWC mark XII in platinum, the only downside is its size: 36mm. 

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Fiancé Hedonist is starting to inquire about what sort of watch I might like as a wedding present. :happy:

 

It would certainly be a dress watch. Preferably a precious metal. But I don't want her to break the bank on it, so I'm thinking pre-owned would be ideal.

 

So allow me to solicit suggestions! The budget is <$10k

 

I'm thinking:

 

  • Must not be overly complicated (two complications max)
  • Classic enough that I won't ever hate it (probably will be engraved)
  • Automatic or hand-wound
  • Around 37mm-40mm bezel
  • Platinum preferred (though unlikely) - Gold ok.
  • On the thinner side
  • Contains faceted elements that catch the light, without going overboard

 

Any suggestions gents? Pictures welcome.

Not sure that something in a gold case with complications will fall in that budget.  You will have more options if you go with something with a steel case.  I also think platinum, although lovely, will fall outside that budget.  Even though the current price of platinum is not what it once was relative to gold, its a much more difficult metal to work with and there is still a premium for PT watches over gold.  

 

A few watches or brands to consider... Cartier Tank Americaine, a time only JLC Reverso, maybe something from Girard Perregaux, some form of Cellini Rolex, or Omega dress watch. Maybe a smaller sized time only Patek, VC, AP, if you don't mind something from the days when men were wearing 33 mm watches.  

 

Wishing you luck with your search!

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2 quick pictures of my SMP300 (2541.80), because @TheWraith asked me to, last week, if I recall correctly!

 

On the Staten Island ferry to south Manhattan

 

On the 102nd (or 101st?) floor of the One World Observatory

 

It was my first time in NYC (since high school in the early 2000's) and it was a blast! What a vibrant city it is!

 

I walked by a lot of the big brands boutiques but didn't enter (except for Omega - I wanted to see the new DSOTM, GSOTM and Broad Arrow in the flesh), for lack of time and not knowing what was the accepted étiquette regarding tourists entering high-end boutiques just to have a look and chat with the salespersons, without buying. I certainly didn't want to get snoby stares or waste the salesperson's time!

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