I am loving all the action in here of late...well most of it
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!!!
Edited by Cylon - 1/24/12 at 7:51pm