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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Buy a Cartier Tank instead.

And to show it:

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Just arrived today:
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Still need to size the band (and probably stick a NATO cordovan on there for kicks)...

Nice man, my Sub came in yesterday. You going love it!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

One of my favorite dress watches.  The Louis Cartier Tank XL.  It was part of the Collection Privee and uses a rectangular shaped Piaget movement as a base movement.
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or this... for a Cartier Tank I really like this one!
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The Tank Normale isn't a current production piece, that photo was just to show the evolution of the Tank, but its a great piece.  However, at the SIHH show they just re-launched a new ultra slim Tank XL, with Piaget based hand wound movement.  Although, the new one doesn't have the exhibition back or the guilloche work on the dial. There are lots of great vintage variations also, like the Tank Obus, Tank Chinoise, Tank Cintree, and Tank Americaine to name a few.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


or this... for a Cartier Tank I really like this one!


 Thanks Kid,

 

Its definitely one of my favorites.  I still have to post a photo or two of my other VC when I have some time.

 

Best regards,

Dino

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


Thanks Kid,

Its definitely one of my favorites.  I still have to post a photo or two of my other VC when I have some time.

Best regards,
Dino

I do love it! No worries. When I get my old skool Tank fixed I'll post it up too... lookin forward to the VC.
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I am loving all the action in here of late...well most of it tounge.gif

 

1. From a Hermes watch to a gold Panerai with a radioactive green strap...YIKES.

 

Quite a few people have already expounded on the direction I was heading, but I would definitely rather commit a quartz "mistake" with a Cartier Tank than that Hermes. I consider Cartier a jeweler first, and a watchmaker second but Dino944's Tank certainly made me challenge my preconceptions there. Whatever you think about Cartier, that its more for ladies or the price you must pay for the Cartier name, his is a beautiful first-rate timepiece. I too cannot wait to see the 3rd VC you have in your pocket slowly killing us as we wait, because the two you have already presented us are very interesting, unique choices. They strike me as carefully selected, and are an absolute pleasure to look at. I look forward to reading your posts whether pics or info.

 

davesmith: I have to ask, if you're afraid a watch will make you look feminine, then why choose that one? That's like worrying your ass is too big, then stuffing a christmas ham or two down the back of your pants. If you want a smaller masculine watch why not a Rolex Explorer I, the older/smaller 36mm? JLC Master Ultra Thin, or as we have beaten to death, a Cartier Tank? Those can all be had around $2-3k I believe.

 

2. Congrats to you akatsuki on your new acquisition. I see you chose the sub over the RL. I think its a wise choice, but in the final analysis who cares what I think? What matters is that you are happy. Hope you are because it looks great on your wrist! Cordovan or how about a Bond Nato strap?  Two Subs in as many days! Rolex should be paying us right?

 

 

Edit: just read the line about straps for vintage subs only from Dino....just another reason for you snap some more pix akatsuki so we can decide!!! lurker[1].gif

 

 

 


Edited by Cylon - 1/24/12 at 7:51pm
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Speaking of NATO straps...
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This is sort of ridiculous.

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Congrats!  I really like the new current Sub.  Its a great choice for an all purpose watch!  Skip the NATO band.  Straps and NATO bands only look good on vintage Rolex.  Congrats again.


 

Absolutely right.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


It depends on how old the watch is you are considering.  If you are certain you want a Jubilee bracelet, make sure you are buying a newer piece that has solid links.  The old Jubilee bracelets with hollow links stretch over time and look terrible.  If you are going for an older piece that has hollow links go for one with an Oyster bracelet, as they tend not to stretch out at badly and wear better over time.


Good tips, thanks...

I've found out that the models that seem to appeal to me more are the older, 80s model face with the Sigma style markers - not a fan of the roman numerals/numbers. I only see the sigma style "dash" markers on models from the 70s and 80s, do they make them on the newer models as well?

I have become more undecided on the jubilee/oyster, I am definitely waiting it out as I am in no rush and being this is my first Rolex, and I'm still just 24, I want it to be right.


edit: Love this type of face, just with a blue dial:

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That green croc Panerai should be purchased by Spoo immediately.
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post


great choices.
1. Submariner 5513 ...you can probably get a really nice birth year.
2. Omega Speedy ... I missed mines dearly. Good thing I know the guy that bought my Speedy. I always offer to buy it back....
3. Explorer ...a solid and stealth watch
4. Zenith
Have you try on the Speedy and Explorer yet?


Great idea on the birth year!


I have tried the Speedmaster on, yes. I thought it would be too big for my tastes, but I liked it a lot. Those signature inwardly curving lugs are really nice on the wrist. As with the sub, I havent decided if I want to go for hesalite/sapphire crystal. I even got a chance to try the new Co-axial Chrono Speedmaster the other week. It's beautiful. I like the cleanliness of the 2-register dial, the ingenuity of still having the functionality of a 3-register one to boot, and the date window. What I wasn't so crazy about was the case height--16mm. The rotor was cool to look at but seemed clunky to me--don't know why that's the case but it just did.

 

Haven't tried the explorer yet, but I have tried the Zenith Striking Tenth. Not sure if I can pull off those lugs. Might go back to try it on if its still at my local AD. What's really interesting to me is the fact that I usually HATE the date window at 4oclock (re: the new Zenith El Primero 38mm), but for some reason I actually like it on this watch.

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There is a shop in London that does that thing with rolexes and birth years. And while at it, does anyone have or care to share any experiences with any one of these second hand shops that are scattered across the Mayfair area? The stated prices seem rather high, are they negotiable?
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