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http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/12/14/supreme-rolex-submariner-watch/#slide-3

what a way to destory a classic.
Yeah, that's a sacrilege.




On the other hand, Popeye looks pretty good on this Yachtmaster.


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What style (band type, color, etc.) watch would you buy a female for their first watch? No, I'm not buying her a Rolex.

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http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/12/14/supreme-rolex-submariner-watch/#slide-3

Fuck em? How abt fuck no, what a way to destory a classic.

I do not like Rolex generally or Supreme at all… therefore, this is awesome. nod[1].gif


Agree with @Dino944 on the Datograph … I like a lot of Lange, but that first iteration is a complete fucking mess. Definitely has been improved, but nowhere near my first pick of ALS.
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What style (band type, color, etc.) watch would you buy a female for their first watch? No, I'm not buying her a Rolex.
Women seem to like Cartier. Maybe a Panther.
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Some nice Lotus action there - good to see some old Esprits.

And there's that CPCP tank again!

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Yes, England is well represents by some of our car friends.  Although, both Esprits are the Steven's redesigns, whenever I see them I can't help but think of the Esprit S1 that turned into a submarine in the 007 film "The Spy Who Loved Me."

 

Yea...there's that CPCP Tank XL.  :fistbump:

 

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What style (band type, color, etc.) watch would you buy a female for their first watch? No, I'm not buying her a Rolex.

It seems rare be on the same page with Tried and True...but women do seem to love Cartier watches.  Mrs. Dino didn't want a Rolex for her first good watch, she wanted a Cartier, and she loves her Tank Francaise.  I have a several women friends who love their Tanks, Pashas, and other models from Cartier.  Depending on the model you could get her something on a steel bracelet or a strap.  Obviously, with a steel bracelet she won't have to replace straps every few years the way she will if its a daily wearer.  Wishing you lots of luck with your search for the right watch. 

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I'm reminded of the old joke - what does Lotus stand for? Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.
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Oh, Mimo...bringing me into this huh? 

 

Hehe...mischievous of me to throw you under the bus there, but you always rise so sweetly to the challenge!  At the end of the day, I think we can all agree that the Datograph is a masterpiece of engineering.  Aesthetics will always be subjective, and if we all loved the same stuff it wouldn't be much fun: watches are engineering as art, and art is nothing without the different emotions it inspires in us.

 

I love the Datograph.  Both versions.  I also still want your Cayman S.  

 

 

Revolting.  " 'Em " needs an apostrophe at the beginning to denote the shortened form.  Then it would be worth a $40k premium.  Oh wait.  No, I'd still buy a Datograph.  Fuck 'em.

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http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/12/14/supreme-rolex-submariner-watch/#slide-3

Fuck em? How abt fuck no, what a way to destory a classic.


Moronic.

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It seems rare be on the same page with Tried and True...
Yeah, because I'm usually looking at the pictures while you're reading the articles, à la Playboy. shog[1].gif
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Not sure if you guys follow the auctions, but Christies has an Omega auction tonight that I bet is going to be bonkers. The days of reasonably priced Speedmasters are probably over. Will be interesting to see.

 

This is my 65 Ed White Speedy. One of the few pieces I can't imagine ever selling.

 

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Hi Congrats on your CPCP watch!  Which model did you choose?  As for all the CPCP extras, at least yours came with the papers and the original CPCP red box (which is much nicer than the basic red Cartier box).  Yes, many have no box and papers or if they have a box its not the correct CPCP box, its the small, basic red Cartier box used for the the standard models such as Calibres, Santos, or or Ballon Bleus.  The CPCP watches were only made for about 10 years and in very small batches.  A friend of mine has roughly 10 different CPCP watches and each is fascinating and beautiful.There are several books about Cartier which may have some helpful information if you are searching for another CPCP watch, but I'm not sure that many focus on CPCP offerings.  I have a few catalogs from the later years of the CPCP production, so I may be able to answer some questions about a few models.  There are also a few Cartier forms at TZ and Puristspro that you might find helpful.  Congrats again on your CPCP watch and mine says hello to yours.  Cheers!



Thanks! I got the Tortue Monopoussoir in yellow gold. I think the first time I saw it might have actually been in this thread and since then, I was irresistibly drawn to it! I came across a white gold one, tried it on and it seemed to fit perfectly on my wrist. But I preferred it in yellow gold, so went back on the hunt. Finally tracked down the one I eventually purchased.

I did as much research as I could on the CPCP watches and came across some of your posts outside of SF - you are a fountain of knowledge! One curious point: my watch, though yellow gold, has a pink gold clasp. I read about other Cartier watches like that (i.e. original Crash) and even platinum-cased watches with a white gold clasp. I was wondering if this is common to CPCP and if yours has a pink or yellow gold clasp.
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Thanks! I got the Tortue Monopoussoir in yellow gold. I think the first time I saw it might have actually been in this thread and since then, I was irresistibly drawn to it! I came across a white gold one, tried it on and it seemed to fit perfectly on my wrist. But I preferred it in yellow gold, so went back on the hunt. Finally tracked down the one I eventually purchased.

I did as much research as I could on the CPCP watches and came across some of your posts outside of SF - you are a fountain of knowledge! One curious point: my watch, though yellow gold, has a pink gold clasp. I read about other Cartier watches like that (i.e. original Crash) and even platinum-cased watches with a white gold clasp. I was wondering if this is common to CPCP and if yours has a pink or yellow gold clasp
Congrats — that's one of my absolute favourite watches. Photos, please!
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Yikes - yes, that's a grail. Pics please.
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I'm gonna regret putting out what's probably an obvious one but what's CPCP?
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Not sure if you guys follow the auctions, but Christies has an Omega auction tonight that I bet is going to be bonkers. The days of reasonably priced Speedmasters are probably over. Will be interesting to see.

 

This is my 65 Ed White Speedy. One of the few pieces I can't imagine ever selling.

 

 

ooh! tuning in now: http://www.christies.com/livebidding/index.aspx

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