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Originally Posted by onehotchili View Post


Looks great.  I love mine, but I am getting the itch to sell it and take the leap into the Patek Aquanaut.  Hmmm.... what to do....

Love mine too but for an Aquanaut...how could you not!?
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

I put 1K deposit early last year and had 5 people in front of me. My AD usually gets 2-3 pieces a year so there's some hope!

Congrats on yours, I don't think it can get any better.

My good friend was told in December his would be about 6 months. From an AD in Montreal. We'll see though.
post #48153 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post


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.
-LR

Sorry, but IMHO, Tiffany is a hollow shell of what it once was and there is nothing current I'd want from them.  They changed drastically when they decided to cash in and sell tons of sterling silver key chains and bracelets to the kids of yuppies.  While I know some people go nuts for a dial with a Tiffany stamp, I wouldn't waste my time waiting for a modern watch with it.  I'd rather buy the same watch with a discount than have one with extra branding on it.  For example about several years ago, a friend had a choice of paying full price for a new Tiffany & Co branded Patek 3970J, which back then had an MSRP of around $77,000, or a brand new  PP 3970 from an AD for $48,500.  He went with the AD, and the big discount and doesn't regret it one bit. Neither would I.  Cheers!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

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.

Point well taken.

 

Would one of you (Dino, Mimmo, both) write a FAQ for the OP of the new thread, though, so that it's easier for newer users to navigate, not ask questions asked many times before?  Bettering the relationship between guys who have been here 10 years and brand new members is an imperative for us right now for a lot of reasons (all of them obvious) and I think that that would really help.  

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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Just picked up a new Daytona in RG...

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Edited by bings - 2/5/16 at 7:48pm
post #48156 of 48312
LA Guy,

Why are you trying to fix, that which is not broken.

Unless there is some compelling software reason this thread should become a forum, let it be.

I don't think we should cater to the lowest common denominator by having a FAQ, because not only will it stifle the thread somewhat, there is no universally correct answer when it comes to watches.

By stifle I mean that instead of people posting answers which often leads to interesting side-conversations, dicks will just say HEY YOU READ THE FAQ... and I don't think that is good.

This however, is good, plenty good. Don't break it.
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Pretty sure Fok asked what we think without presuming that we would all want a multiple thread solution. No one is trying to break anything.
post #48158 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Sorry, but IMHO, Tiffany is a hollow shell of what it once was and there is nothing current I'd want from them.  They changed drastically when they decided to cash in and sell tons of sterling silver key chains and bracelets to the kids of yuppies.  While I know some people go nuts for a dial with a Tiffany stamp, I wouldn't waste my time waiting for a modern watch with it.  I'd rather buy the same watch with a discount than have one with extra branding on it.  For example about several years ago, a friend had a choice of paying full price for a new Tiffany & Co branded Patek 3970J, which back then had an MSRP of around $77,000, or a brand new  PP 3970 from an AD for $48,500.  He went with the AD, and the big discount and doesn't regret it one bit. Neither would I.  Cheers!

I actually completely agree with you. Tiffany is not by any means what it once was. I was merely mentioning the Tiffany stamped 5711 because of the discussion of the waiting list. Cheers.

-LR
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I think keep format as it is, I enjoy seeing wide variety of watches
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I would be happy to write a draft FAQ for the first post of the next TWAT reincarnation.  But as my contributions here are largely defined by their ignorance, I think the key word is "draft"!  Then Dino, Belli and others can come and straighten me right out.

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Q: Do I purchase everything Mimo encourages me to buy?
A: Obviously.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

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.

 

Pretty sure SF has changed all the titles along these lines in order to allow people at work to browse without fearing a call from the IT police.

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Don't let the man hold you down, man.
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Hope everybody is having a good weekend!

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This.

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

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.

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