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Originally Posted by academe View Post

Quality above quantity I suppose.

I like the way you think.
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That Sinn is beautiful. Very elegant and simple. I prefer a watch that does not overpower the person with extensive addional junk. The watch I currently wear is a Rolex Date 2 tone with baton numbers. It does not distract from me the person, The other watch I wear is also a Rolex Air King with a baton dial(a gift from my wife). Both are not my idea of perfect but they do not detract from me, the person.

I see that some close to you knew Helmet Sinn, founder of Sinn. I learned to enjoy watches from a friend of my mother who was a certified Swiss master watchmaker ( to obtain his certification he had to prove that he could make a watch from stock material, but before he started , he had to made his tools from the bar stock). He would dismantle watches and show me the beauty of the movements.
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We don't have a very extensive watch collection, but here's our current "family" portrait. Quality above quantity I suppose. shog[1].gif
From L-R: My wife's AP Jules Audemars Calibre 3090 Manufacture Hand-Wound; AP Royal Oak Dualtime Calibre 2329/2846 Self-Winding; and Omega Plant Ocean 42 mm Calibre 2500
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Very nice!  I'll take quality over quantity any day.  Your wife's AP Jules Audemars is a beauty and I love your RO Dual Time.  I know the RO is hit or miss with this crowd, but its always been one of my favorite sport watches.  It took me a while to decide which one I wanted.  I considered the Dual Time, the chronograph, the calendar (subdials for day and date), and the "Jumbo."  I just recently ordered a Jumbo.  It's kind of a belated 40th Bday gift/10th anniversary gift from the Mrs.  Now is the tough part... waiting!
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

We don't have a very extensive watch collection, but here's our current "family" portrait. Quality above quantity I suppose. shog[1].gif
From L-R: My wife's AP Jules Audemars Calibre 3090 Manufacture Hand-Wound; AP Royal Oak Dualtime Calibre 2329/2846 Self-Winding; and Omega Plant Ocean 42 mm Calibre 2500
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Nice set, but incomplete. you missed the men dress watch and women sport watch (at least).

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I like the Jumbo very much. I think if I got another RO I'd go with one without any of the complications. Something about the simplicity appeals to me, though it would be a tough choice between the Jumbo and one of the new three-hand 41 mm's. Would love to see pictures of yours when you get it; definitely worth the wait. biggrin.gif I think I waited something like 6-months for my RO Dualtime!
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Nice set, but incomplete. you missed the men dress watch and women sport watch (at least).

I'm very aware of the gaps in my collection. Unfortunately I also have limited funds and also have other sartorial priorities, including bunches of London Lounge cloth waiting to be made-up. confused.gif

To the watch list, I would also add (roughly in order of priority):

round dress watch
square, rectangular or tonneau shaped dress watch
moon phase
chronograph
ultra-thin
minute repeater
annual calendar or perpetual calendar

..And if I ever win the lottery, a grand complication (e.g. JLC Duometre or Hybris Mechanica).

I'll probably never get there, but one can always dream! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by academe View Post


I like the Jumbo very much. I think if I got another RO I'd go with one without any of the complications. Something about the simplicity appeals to me, though it would be a tough choice between the Jumbo and one of the new three-hand 41 mm's. Would love to see pictures of yours when you get it; definitely worth the wait. biggrin.gif I think I waited something like 6-months for my RO Dualtime!

I looked at the new 41mm 3 hand time only RO (ref 15400), and its a nice watch, but the Jumbo is just a bit more special IMHO.  in the 15400 I did not like that the display back shows that they transplated a movement from a smaller watch into a larger watch.  Its the same size saphire crystal to see the movement but now there is a lot more metal around it.  When I saw the new Jumbo, which is essentially a tribute to the original RO with the AP at 6 and the smaller original style Clou De Paris on the dial, I knew that was the one for me.  I have seen photos of their new 41mm chronograph which looks nice, and I think the made the right decision in using a solid back on that one so its not visible that this same movement was in the previous smaller chronograph.  I will be sure to post a photo once the Jumbo arrives. 

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Very nice vintage GMT!  From this angle it looks like it has the really small luminous markers surrounded by gold, is it a 1675?

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Very nice vintage GMT!  From this angle it looks like it has the really small luminous markers surrounded by gold, is it a 1675?

Almost smile.gif This is a 16758, the first gold GMT with a sapphire crystal. Which, still equipped with the nipple dial you observe, is known as a transitional Rolex model. For steel models this would mean a matte dial and sapphire...
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acadame and NS - beautiful watches gents. thanks for sharing.

there maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay be a watch in my near future. not sure yet. pray for me, boys.
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acadame and NS - beautiful watches gents. thanks for sharing.
there maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay be a watch in my near future. not sure yet. pray for me, boys.

looking forward to tomorrow pics biggrin.gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Anyone have a recommendation for good Nato/Zulu, or rubber straps? Need something that can hold up to daily wear and sweat, and be able to be cleaned off. Danke.
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Anyone have a recommendation for good Nato/Zulu, or rubber straps? Need something that can hold up to daily wear and sweat, and be able to be cleaned off. Danke.

 

The $10 jobs you can get from eBay are actually pretty good. I have a few from this seller and they have held up even through a little bit of war.

 

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

looking forward to tomorrow pics biggrin.gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

laugh.gif oh i wish. would be a few months off.

i hope the wife does not notice, if decide to go through with it. devil.gif
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