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yep, like that...
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I'm with Belligero. I don't recall you posting anything but your own watches. Everyone else shows and discusses brands impartially, save for personal preference. It's a forum for enthusiasts, not for sales pitches. And the same GQ strapline and product shots we all ignored last time!


I think I recall a vacheron ultra thin and a reverso. I don't think that takes away from the point here, but he has posted other watches.

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I'm with Belligero. I don't recall you posting anything but your own watches. Everyone else shows and discusses brands impartially, save for personal preference. It's a forum for enthusiasts, not for sales pitches. And the same GQ strapline and product shots we all ignored last time!

Fair enough, and I appreciate your more reasoned reply. My bad if I came across as sales pitchy, that was not my intention (I probably should've added prices and links if it was!). You may not have seen my other posts but I have posted wristshots of my various other watches like Reversos and Vacherons (my favourite Swiss marque) as well as photos from trips to SIHH in Geneva and Watches&Wonders in HK (the first and second one in 2013 and 2014, but I didn't manage to make it to the one going on right now). Yes I do post lots of wristshots of the watches that I designed myself, but that's because i really like them and enjoy wearing them often.

Since I'm lying in bed with my dressing gown and have on a vintage piece, I'll post a shot...

This is a vintage SB2, a pretty rare watch that dates from between 1961-1963. In this condition (NOS), there're probably only two others in the world.





And I have one of my favourite Vacherons lying on my desk now in front of me, a piece from 1962 in exceptional condition. I acquired this watch with all its accompaniments - original box, warranty card, even the price tag! And would you believe it, the original owner shares the same name as me. One of the shots below is from my visit to the Vacheron Maison in Geneva, next to a vintage advert for the cal 1003 (the movement in my watch).







Cute avatar by the way.. I love Dachshunds and their big brothers the Corgis!
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I think I recall a vacheron ultra thin and a reverso. I don't think that takes away from the point here, but he has posted other watches.

Thanks Don.. Looks like I replied before seeing your post!
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should've added prices and links if it was!
I think that is the line which B does not cross. Of course others may see it differently.
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Ah, the font. 
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Finally tore the protective sticker unveiling the full glory of brushed and polished SS workmanship. Previous posts looks dull due to the sticker but not anymore!

 

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Is there any love here for Panerai anymore?

I've always liked their pvd/dlc models as well as the 1950's case. Now comes the 617, albeit in a gargantuan 47mm.


Saw the Pam 629? That's something you don't see everyday!

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Anyone seen Frilly around recently? He seems to have gone to ground.

 

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He's been a bit busy with another hobby, photography.  

 

I have gone to ground indeed a bit because of photography.  But I have still been photographing watches.

 

 

 

 

Well, there ARE watches in these pics but I had to crop them out since any image with the product technically belongs to the brand that commissioned this photo shoot.  Sorry!

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I have gone to ground indeed a bit because of photography.  But I have still been photographing watches.








Well, there ARE watches in these pics but I had to crop them out since any image with the product technically belongs to the brand that commissioned this photo shoot.  Sorry!

Are you using an M-system Frills?
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Are you using an M-system Frills?

You can tell from the pictures?!
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You can tell from the pictures?!

Just guessing smile.gif

The shots look somewhat Summilux-ish
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You can tell from the pictures?!

Just guessing smile.gif

The shots look somewhat Summilux-ish

Used a 50mm Summicron APO but cropped severely for posting. Lighting conditions were pretty challenging, but the subjects were fairly photogenic.
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Used a 50mm Summicron APO but cropped severely for posting. Lighting conditions were pretty challenging, but the subjects were fairly photogenic.

Nice.. Are you going professional now? If you shoot often in low light, consider acquiring a Noctilux (the previous generation lenses are pretty affordable used, by Leica standards anyway). Just call it a work expense biggrin.gif
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Used a 50mm Summicron APO but cropped severely for posting. Lighting conditions were pretty challenging, but the subjects were fairly photogenic.

Nice.. Are you going professional now? If you shoot often in low light, consider acquiring a Noctilux (the previous generation lenses are pretty affordable used, by Leica standards anyway). Just call it a work expense biggrin.gif

Naw, just a fun hobby (although as far as hobbies and interests go I get pretty obsessive). I haven't "evolved into needing" a Noctilux just yet, and it took me a few months to feel like I had learned enough to fully appreciate what Leica could offer. Had tons of fun with my old Canon and recently, the Fuji X100T, which is still close to my heart especially for bangabout travel etc. I didn't want to drink the Leica Kool-Aid, but once I went fully manual (though still on a digital platform), the experience was really something else. Dammit!

I've been converting more and more of my pictures into monochrome, so if anything I'm looking into the all monochrome options (which only Leica really offers right now). Who would have thought that a company could get away with offering LESS features (why not just convert the DNG/RAW files into Black and White in Lightroom?) and still charge as much for something that offers full boat digital options? So fascinating. And if you browse the photography forums - surprise, surprise, the fights and nitpicking are just as, if not more... "vibrant" as any of the more "colorful" threads here in SF! Hahah!

Anyway, sorry for the off-topic post but yes, I've been enjoying photography quite a bit! Bit of a roundabout reply but basically I'm saying "yes at some point I may get a Noctilux." And because I'm me, it will probably be the f/0.95 version. Hahaha.
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