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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

So, watch aficionados:
Other than the Breguet Reveil series, who currently makes a mechanical alarm watch?

This is by JLC, the Tribute to Deep Sea Alarm. It has a nice subtle alarm, though I would like to think that during a dive the wearer would hear it perfectly.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Fall is so here. Gold brightens the day. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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that is one awesome pic.
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112/210 i will never be able to decide. ffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

I have one in steel. Great watch.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Me too, it has a better ring than the Pam 98

PICS, GUYS!
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Fall is so here. Gold brightens the day.
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Beautiful vintage GMT!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Beautiful vintage GMT!
It's funny — I still remember seeing that watch on NATO in this thread two years ago, and it completely changed my opinion of 18K Rolex. A ridiculously cool watch.

Here's some old gold of mine: a simple Omega from 1948 with the manual-wind 30T2 movement. I had a watchmaker friend check it out recently, and it's running stronger and more accurately than some of my modern stuff.

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That looks to be in amazing condition. Beautiful watch!
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

That looks to be in amazing condition. Beautiful watch!
Thank you!

I've really come to appreciate vintage watches. And you don't have to spend a pile to get something decent, either. For instance, this 1960s Enicar I found in a Budapest street market is just as beautiful and well-made as anything you'll find currently. At ≈ 36 mm, the size is spot-on for a dressy watch, but because the current fad (played-out, in my opinion) is for oversized try-hard stuff, there are a lot of undervalued gems out there. I've had a few large-for-no-functional-reason watches, but they're long gone and I've never missed them at all. I'm quite tall, my wrist is 200 mm / 7 3/4" around, and 40 mm-ish is about as big as I care to wear.

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Thanks guys! I've experimented a bit with NATOs on this watch, starting with the custom black leather one from the pictures Belligero mentioned. Custom was the only way to if you wanted gold(en) hardware. Today there are many other options.

Belligero, here are some more pictures smile.gif
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It also looks smashing on a honey brown croco, this one is from Sirtoli.
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I happen to think more is more, a vintage 18k Rolex is also very handsome on the original bracelet. This is a Submariner from the same generation as the GMT. (They are often named "transitional", as they were the first models to feature the sapphire crystal but the old style dials.).
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awesome pics. thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Thanks guys! I've experimented a bit with NATOs on this watch, starting with the custom black leather one from the pictures Belligero mentioned. Custom was the only way to if you wanted gold(en) hardware. Today there are many other options.
Belligero, here are some more pictures smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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It also looks smashing on a honey brown croco, this one is from Sirtoli. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I happen to think more is more, a vintage 18k Rolex is also very handsome on the original bracelet. This is a Submariner from the same generation as the GMT. (They are often named "transitional", as they were the first models to feature the sapphire crystal but the old style dials.). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Rolex, yellow gold and NATO. Though each is a bit polarizing individually, the combination of all three could likely give certain "special" watch-forum nerds an aneurysm. Gorgeous!
Edited by Belligero - 10/15/12 at 7:25am
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


DUDE!!! that is the watch i am looking into getting. LOVE IT!! where did you kop?
the 112 above is 44mm

Hey Stitches,

 

I got this 112 in the Cayman Islands. However, I have a really good AD in the states.  PM me if you would like his info. 

post #14576 of 34700
made a call about the pam 112. prices just went up this month. ffffuuuu.gif

retail is now $6,300.
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Thread Starter 
That's ridiculous IMO
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Here is how I'm starting the week off!

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

That's ridiculous IMO

i would agree. i have to find a cheaper way. problem is, even if i can get a significant discount, im still looking at a $600 increase, that i was not expecting. fml.
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Thread Starter 
And this is why Panerai never lose value, ladies and gentlemen... Secondary market prices follow OEM price increases -- that is as long as there's strong demand for the watches...

But $6k+ for a basic steel Luminor? I'm glad I bought mine when they were in the $3-4k area...
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