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post #15946 of 35691
THAT, is a beautiful watch. i want it.
post #15947 of 35691
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I've been tempted by the Datejust 2 but then I see how small the winding crown looks in comparison to the watch case. Also I'd have the bracelet and top of the case brushed. 

Yes, I have no idea why they think they need to polish the lugs, center links of the bracelet etc.  I much prefer the more subdued brushed finish used on the majority of their previous generation of watches.

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post


Some of the older ones are obviously very nice, it's just that I'm not very fond of chronos in general. I'm pretty sure I'd never use the complication and I'm also mostly drawn to very simple watches. That said, I do like the Speedy, IWC 3706 + 3713 as well as the pre (or not) Daytona above.
Agree with you on the Datejust 2, which I actually wanted to like (if only to like something from Rolexes current lineup), but I much prefer something like this:
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If you haven't needed or used a chronograph in the past to time something, well then you probably would never use that function even if you had a chronograph.  I have 4 chronographs, at one point I used the chronograph function a lot to track billable hours.  But now I don't use the chrono function much.  I still like how they look and I think most people buy them for the look.  My friend has had a Speedy Pro for at least 7 years and he has never used the chrono function.

 

I really like the IWC 3706 and 3713.  They are some of the few IWCs I'd be interested in owning.  I'm not that fond of their current pieces.

 

Thats a beautiful time only Rolex in the photo.  Rugged elegance.   

post #15948 of 35691
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Why don't you start a "Ask Stitchy about Diamonds (and other gemstones) threak"? I have some hard questions.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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i have thought about it, im just not sure i want to. i dont want to come off as shilling, and im not sure it really fits here as a dedicated thread.
but id be glad to answer any questions via PM. smile.gif

I'd be happy to also volunteer my services too. No affiliation with the diamond/jewelry industries, other than the fact that my extreme OCD tendencies and jaded view of the value of diamonds caused me to learn far more than the average bear when it came time to buy my (now) wife an engagement ring. I combed Pricescope and other sources--my past loss of time and associated brain-space is your gain. I am now an obscenely over-educated consumer with respect to a particular luxury good. However, other than the engagement ring, I have only used this storehouse of knowledge once since. Bollocks.

Caveat being that I am no expert, and that everyone should do their own research, but I'd happily volunteer what consumer-oriented knowledge I have.

If we started a dedicated thread, no reason Stitchy, myself and others (Mafoofan comes to mind) couldn't offer guidance--so long as folks understood the basis for the advice (or in Stitchy's case, his affiliation), I think it'd be ok.

Goph
post #15949 of 35691
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I just don't love the Datejust II.  The proportions look off to me.

imho the smooth bezel for the DJ II looks a lot better than the fluted.
post #15950 of 35691
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, I have no idea why they think they need to polish the lugs, center links of the bracelet etc.  I much prefer the more subdued brushed finish used on the majority of their previous generation of watches.
If you haven't needed or used a chronograph in the past to time something, well then you probably would never use that function even if you had a chronograph.  I have 4 chronographs, at one point I used the chronograph function a lot to track billable hours.  But now I don't use the chrono function much.  I still like how they look and I think most people buy them for the look.  My friend has had a Speedy Pro for at least 7 years and he has never used the chrono function.

I really like the IWC 3706 and 3713.  They are some of the few IWCs I'd be interested in owning.  I'm not that fond of their current pieces.

Thats a beautiful time only Rolex in the photo.  Rugged elegance.   
When I wear a chrono, I find plenty of uses for it. It is certainly convenient, but when I am not wearing one, there are other ways to time things, so it is hardly essential.
My daughter, for example, uses one of mine to time practice exercises for music and sports. She could use a clock or cell phone also, but she finds a chrono function easier. The same is true with a rotating bezel on a dive watch. It is pretty convenient for all sorts of things, but also easy to do without.
post #15951 of 35691
^ I use the bezel on my sub all the time.

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

imho the smooth bezel for the DJ II looks a lot better than the fluted.

IMO that goes for the old DJs as well, like the one in the pic above.
post #15952 of 35691
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


When I wear a chrono, I find plenty of uses for it. It is certainly convenient, but when I am not wearing one, there are other ways to time things, so it is hardly essential.
My daughter, for example, uses one of mine to time practice exercises for music and sports. She could use a clock or cell phone also, but she finds a chrono function easier. The same is true with a rotating bezel on a dive watch. It is pretty convenient for all sorts of things, but also easy to do without.

 

Don't get me wrong, if I want to I can find uses for the chronograph but its not something I use that often these days.  I think for most people chronographs are more of a novelty than a necessity.   I've used the bezel on my Sub on occasion, but not that often.  Most recently, I used it for parking meters. 

post #15953 of 35691
no work to do so browsed a bit in beverly hills. some quick wrist shots. I don't know why i said the 1931 was too small. when i put it on i felt it was too big--too long really. the proportions just aren't right for me. the other thing i decided having the MUTM39 on my wrist is that I think I really want gold in whatever watch i get next, which sucks ($$$ wise). The steel seemed too sterile. The rose gold was really nice. loved the proportions on the PP 5146 (would prefer a strap), though not 100% in love with the numerals.




post #15954 of 35691
nice. im a big fan of the PP AC, i like it better on a strap, but either way, i like it.
post #15955 of 35691
Hi Oisin,

I'm not a fan of Patek 5146. I just don't like its dial.

If you don't have a yellow or rose gold watch in your collection you should focus on adding one. The cost over SS sucks, but its nice to have some diversity in case color.

I like the Reverso 1931, but it does look a bit long for your wrist. Rectangular watches, particularly those that have a flat case back rather than a contoured case can sometimes be a tough fit.
post #15956 of 35691
im in two minds about this
i want to sell off my 116610 and 15300 to get a 5711

good idea or no?
post #15957 of 35691
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

im in two minds about this
i want to sell off my 116610 and 15300 to get a 5711
good idea or no?
i

I may be in the market for a 16610 in black with the inner bezel engraving. PM if interested!
post #15958 of 35691
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

im in two minds about this
i want to sell off my 116610 and 15300 to get a 5711
good idea or no?

It depends...do you really love the PP 5711?  Have you actually tried it on?  My only issue with the Nautilus is I found the bracelet a bit thinner than I would have liked...I found it almost dainty in feel.  But thats just my 2 cents. 

 

Also, do you own other watches? If not will that 1 watch serve all of your needs. 

 

If the Sub is your 1 rugged sport watch, you may want to hang on to it if you use it a lot for high impact activities.  The 5711 is a great watch, but its just not built to withstand the kind of punishment that you can subject a Sub to. 

 

In the end only you can decide whether it makes sense for you to sell your Sub and RO to get a Nautilus. 

post #15959 of 35691
A little dressier for me today..

post #15960 of 35691
What sub?

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