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For photography, yes. It was a great next step in the learning curve, and I absolutely love it.

 

 

What matters is what gets the job done and captures the image in your mind's eye, right @bkotsko ?  I love my Canon DSLR and Fuji X100T but it was time to figure out the Leica experience. Highly subjective/personal decision.

 

Put a Leica in the hands of a monkey and you'll still get crappy pics, after all.


I've never been much in to street photography, but it wasn't ever my focus. I've been having a lot of fun with the X100T. Very stealthy, very fast, very good. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Gents, 

 

I am thoroughly enjoying browsing this thread, although most of the watches are out of my price range. Thanks to all who've posted.

 

I was hoping for some recommendations for a watch similar to the JLC MUT Moon. I've done some browsing around and I like the Frederique Constant manufacture classic moonphase, as well as the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Moonphase (110699). Any thoughts on those? Additional models to check out? I'm trying to keep it under $5000. Also, I'm open to the idea of buying used, but I'm a hopeless noob regarding watches so I'm a little scared of getting fleeced.

 

Thanks,

CK 

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Best phone I ever had was...a tiny Nokia
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The old Nokia work phones were fantastic

Funnily enough, my current one is a Nokia (X2).  I still, on some level, hate touch screens and hanker for my Blackberry and the many simpler things that preceded it (a couple of Sony Ericssons stick in my mind).  But as concessions to progress go, this one's doing just fine.  I had the Lumia 920 before - given to me by their distributors for whom I was doing some work.  Both have taken a hell of a beating.  Seems Nokia still builds to last.  They just don't sell very many of them any more!

 

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I happen to shoot with a Nikon, but I would gladly "downgrade" to the M60... haha

Me too, albeit an elderly one.  If Leica is the Patek Philippe of cameras, I suppose Nikon is the Rolex (which makes Canon the Omega).  *cue outrage*

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Kaplan is winning.
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Well, the Explorer II is here to stay. First swim for it this weekend in the North Sea:





Looking forward to more. smile.gif

Regarding phones... my life was better when I didn't have a mobile browser.
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Well, the Explorer II is here to stay. First swim for it this weekend in the North Sea:





Looking forward to more. smile.gif

Regarding phones... my life was better when I didn't have a mobile browser.

Looks great!  Glad to hear the stickers are coming off and its making its way into the permanent collection.  :cheers:

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Wearing a Zenith El Primero 1969 New Vintage today.

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Looks great!  Glad to hear the stickers are coming off and its making its way into the permanent collection.  cheers.gif

+1 - you won't regret it!
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Well, the Explorer II is here to stay. First swim for it this weekend in the North Sea:





Looking forward to more. smile.gif

Regarding phones... my life was better when I didn't have a mobile browser.

Great pic, phenomenal watch! 

 

Thanks for sharing.

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All this talk about the Explorer II made me realize I should wear it more often:) Put it on a Nato leather this morning.

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great call with the NATO.  very nice!

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@firenze_rob: sweet Zenith.... one of my favorites!
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Thanks. Zenith has had some interesting pieces lately. Namely the El Primero Chronograph Classic
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With guys who don't wear watches it rarely has anything to do with their income or the cost of the watch (be it Gshock, Rolex, or something fancier).  There is a younger generation that sees no real need for a watch, since they can get the time and date off a phone.   One guy in my office said other than for checking the or time when he is in court he wouldn't wear a watch.   He is into tech gadgets, but isn't interested in a first gen model as its functions are limited.  He said he might consider the next generation model if it does more. 

 

Sorry, I don't see the wear and tear you speak of from the photo.  The bracelet looks quite clean, not a lot of stretch for a 12 year old watch.  The bracelet was probably refinished as its about 12-13 years old and it looks to have no scuffs/scratches.  As for price, I agree with the others...its due to its age.  Also, you should be aware that its value has gone up considerably since it was new, About a year prior to the model year listed, and back in the days when a steel Sub or GMT could be purchased easily with a 10% discount, it had an MSRP of about $3,500.  The only thing in particular I noticed is the watch has protective tape on the clasp to keep it from getting scratched.  Also check David'f FAQ section for a definition of how they determine the condition of a watch.

 

As for a family friend in the jewelry business, have you seen the watch in person?  Do you truly know enough to evaluate its condition relative to its value?  Sorry but a lot of guys who are jewelers who dabble with a few pre-owned Rolex or other watches rarely know much about what they are selling.  I'd rather buy from someone with a good reputation in the industry, who is an expert in the field  and who has experience pricing a watch relative to condition, over a friend dabbling in pre-owned watches.  In addition, many of the jewelers I've seen in NYC selling pre-owned watches are very over priced considering the condition of the pieces they are selling.  I haven't seen your friend's watch so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.  Still, a watch with a full set in really nice condition is worth the extra money and as others said, you might be able to negotiate to get David's piece for the price of your friend's paperless watch.  

 

Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide.  

 

P.S. either watch, based on age, might be in need of a service soon.  Just something to be mindful of, when dealing with 13 year old watches.  A service of the movement at Rolex for a Sub, GMT, or Ex2 runs about $600.  

 

You are correct. At a quick glance I thought the protective tape was a blemish. I went and saw the watch today and it is in great shape. Due to your suggestion of DavidSW, I am hesitant to purchase the watch since I can get the same one with paperwork for just $300 more. I have a decision to make but feel that I will ultimately decide the extra $300 is worth having the full set for resale. 

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15300 today, and some Marlows.

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