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post #48136 of 48312
I think the one super-thread thing is unique among watch discussions.

Although there may be advantages to a separate area for the subject, there's also the possibility that it will become like every other watch forum.

Either way, it's been a hugely informative and engaging discussion over the years. Thanks to all who contributed.
post #48137 of 48312
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My question is - there seems to be a big enough group of posters here for me to create a new subforum for watches, and I'd be open to creating such a subforum under the mens style forums, if there is enough support here.  There would be some benefits - there could be different threads for different brands, WAYWT - watches, etc...  

 

I'd like to hear from the community on this thread before making a decision though  I want to do this some time next week, so it would  be great if you guys could chime in.  Also, is there a particular poster who might be the best OP in the new thread?

 

 

I think a new sub-forum sounds like a good idea. I'm not sufficiently well-versed in how forums work as social platforms to understand how that would change the nature of the conversations that go on in this thread. I'm fine with the simpler option to just start a new thread, too. But a sub-forum is an attractive idea.

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I think the one super-thread thing is unique among watch discussions.

Although there may be advantages to a separate area for the subject, there's also the possibility that it will become like every other watch forum.

Either way, it's been a hugely informative and engaging discussion over the years. Thanks to all who contributed.


I agree, I can't think of another place that is as much as a catch all for watches as this thread.

post #48139 of 48312
Some recent pictures from my Instagram:
Longines Hour Angle with L989.2


Breitling Callisto Chrono with Caliber B11 (Lemania 1873)


Omega Constellation 1975 plus accessories
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today

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I don't think there should be a sub-forum.  Like the title change, I can see how it might help bring traffic through greater search engine presence, so I get the commercial imperative.

 

But there's no need from the members' point of view, I don't think: this thread is lively and interesting, but averages just a few posts per day - far fewer than, say, the WAYWRN thread.

 

I fear that turning this into a sub-forum will make it less SF talking about watches, and more a fragmented repetition of other watch fora, while its current cosiness will be lost.

post #48142 of 48312
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There are wait lists in some areas major cities NYC, SF, LA etc, but if you travel and check out local ADs in the areas you visit, its possible to shorten the wait.  Last time I heard about waiting lists for the 5712/a and blue dial 5711, I happened to visit Vegas and between the 3 ADs there, every model of Nautilus was in stock and available for purchase through one of them.  But if you don't travel much you can always wait and see how long it takes for your local AD to get one to you.  





I like the new subforum idea, but my one suggestion would be NOT to make several brand specific forums.  The title of this current thread references Breitling, but there are hardly and Breitling posts here.  While Rolex could handle it and possibly JLC, AP or Patek, I don't think there would be enough posts to truly support many brands specific watch threads.  Also, I suppose we would then need a generic thread for the non brand specific threads?  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.  Cheers!

As you mentioned a 5711 blue dial can definitely be had, but try getting one with a tiffany stamped dial. A close friend has been on the waiting list for 3+ years with no clear end in site.


I haven't posted in this thread in a long time, but just throwing my two cents in the ring-If it aint broke, don't fix it. I would just say make thread II and go from there. If you make a bunch of sub threads, how is it any different from any of the number or watch forum sites....

Lastly, I might as well share what I'm wearing today...




-LR
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FYI, I just saw a nearly-new 5711 in a local re-seller.  It happens.  People get them as gifts and go to this place to flip them for cash.  Some nasty stuff in there - camouflaged Grahams, aftermarket-pimped Rolexes, jewelled Perrelets etc - stuff that sits there for months and longer.  But every now and then there's a peach; prices are usually stiff but negotiable.  A friend of mine bought a hideous jungle-themed Hublot there for Harley rides and general dickishness.  Ugly watch imo, but got a decent deal on it.

 

Anyway, if anyone's in a serious hurry for a Nauti, I can go check.

post #48144 of 48312
I'll throw in my 2 cents and agree that I like this catch-all thread. There aren't so many posters that we really need brand-specific threads … seems likely it will end up fracturing the continuity of the general group's communication.
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Hey guys,

 

So, this thread (like many others) is getting excessively heavy for the forum, so I am going to lock it soon, and create a new thread, seeding it with the last 50 posts or so from this thread.

 

My question is - there seems to be a big enough group of posters here for me to create a new subforum for watches, and I'd be open to creating such a subforum under the mens style forums, if there is enough support here.  There would be some benefits - there could be different threads for different brands, WAYWT - watches, etc...  

 

I'd like to hear from the community on this thread before making a decision though  I want to do this some time next week, so it would  be great if you guys could chime in.  Also, is there a particular poster who might be the best OP in the new thread?

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

 

As someone with a long history on watch forums, I definitely think you should keep it as one thread. If you splinter it, it's tough to moderate and none of the threads will have enough posts to be interesting. I'd consider sponsoring it if I could offer deals here from time to time and the rate wasn't crazy. You can PM or email me at stevehallock AT gmail DOT com

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Meanwhile, this UN GMT+- Perpetual is possibly the ultimate daily wearer. WG so stealth but precious metal, nice but not so expensive you fear traveling with it or wearing it, and mostly has the most useful combination of complications and ingenious design to make them super user-friendly. Just put this distressed leather strap on it

 

 

post #48147 of 48312

Man, I dislike just about everything going on with that dial; placement of windows, fonts, general sense of clutter. UN is very hit or miss for me in general.

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Man, I dislike just about everything going on with that dial; placement of windows, fonts, general sense of clutter.
What, you want to know what time it is just by looking? Pussy.
post #48149 of 48312
As mimo says, this thread is fine as is (apart from opening a Mark II, so to speak). Apart from that, leave it alone!
post #48150 of 48312
Another vote for keeping this as a single thread when it needs to be rebooted.

And something like The Watch P0rn Thread could be a great title.
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