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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I don't get mine wet.  I take it off when I go in the water and when I play volleyball.
Isn't that the point of a submariner lol?
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Do you get in the water with it on? I always take my watch off when I get in the water or on the jet ski, would love to hear what you guys do.
know some of you consider the rolex submariner, and the likes, a beater watch but do you wear a less expensive watch, i.e. luminox, for outdoor activities?

 

I wear an F1 to play tennis but that's only because of the shock. Explorer II on a NATO for everything else (sailing, soldiering, work, gym etc) except the ocean where I leave it on land. If it falls off in a pool I can find it, not so much for the ocean.

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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

For some reason unknown to me, I like the Top Gun IWC.

The watch pictured is not a top gun iwc but it is a ceramic iwc nonetheless. I disliked top gun as a
Movie and so I refused to buy the top gun
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Sorry, I'm not up on all the versions.  Yours looks nice nonetheless.

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I'm sorry but personally I would not pay thousands of dollars for something which is marketed the same way the secret decoder ring out of a cereal box is, no matter how well made it is. A fine watch should stand on its own and not have to rely on a blatant pop culture connection to be considered a proper product.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I'm sorry but personally I would not pay thousands of dollars for something which is marketed the same way the secret decoder ring out of a cereal box is, no matter how well made it is. A fine watch should stand on its own and not have to rely on a blatant pop culture connection to be considered a proper product.

Are you referring to the latest IWC post?
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LMAO at people taking off a Sub before going in water!
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Marketing is subjective.  Look at all the athletes selling who knows what.  I really could care less about who's shirt you wear...  I like what I like, that's why there are thousands of choices for watches or any number of consumer items.  Whatever floats your boat...

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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

LMAO at people taking off a Sub before going in water!

I don't think people are scared about getting the watch wet, I believe they fear loosing the watch in the ocean/lake/river/pond.
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Originally Posted by Kappelan View Post

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Boy that's a hi-lo shot for the ages nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

I've always wanted the sub. But I'm also thinking about a Panerai luminor but I'd really like the sub first.

When I was about 25, I bought a new Breitling Crosswind. Like the Rolexes you are looking at, the piece is SS/18k two-tone, thought it was baller at the time. And, in actuality, the watch is very nice, but over time I realized that the piece was a little gaudy in general. In retrospect I may have kept it for certain occasions but as an everyday piece it looked sometimes out of place with shorts and a polo.

Ironically I moved to a Luminor and although it is larger, it's also less obvious due to my size and the lack of gold. Plus, you can dress it up or down easily with the right straps. Luminors are well respected but are also "fun" watches that tend to transcend age and impressions of ostentation.

Of course the choice is yours and I would say that a Rolex is an easy choice no matter what. If you have a small window of opportunity to purchase a piece like this do it. It's easier when you're younger and have fewer obligations to invest in something like this and, unlike a Panerai Luminor is truly a long-term investment.
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Picked up a couple new straps last week:

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Originally Posted by ohyoumad View Post

I was reading, either here or supertalk a thread about people posting their custom watches from a site in Japan/China. You can have your own colors/bands/etc. Anyone remember or have a link? It would be greatly appreciated.

No, because generally "custom" watches are euphemisms for "customized fakes." Especially from those locales.foo.gif
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Do you get in the water with it on? I always take my watch off when I get in the water or on the jet ski, would love to hear what you guys do.
know some of you consider the rolex submariner, and the likes, a beater watch but do you wear a less expensive watch, i.e. luminox, for outdoor activities?

I wear a Luminox quite frequently and get more positive comments about it than any other.
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New one for me:


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