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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

dddrees, equus, Dino...thanks for the kind words. I got it from AD so will send out for 3rd year warranty sticker.
It's a well finished watch.

Regards.

Yep, those are my exact same thoughts as well.

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post #16772 of 33498
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i wear all of my watches to work. B&M capeland, JLC squadra and panny 112. never wear the panny with a suit, but i do wear it with a SC/trou/tie all the time. like today! i think it looks great! the other i wear with almost anything. also, i think with the right suit, id wear the panny, i just dont have any suits that fit that bill. but maybe thats only me.

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i rarely polish my watches, but i did get a polish cloth from a jeweler that i use occasionally that buffs out small scratches and gives a nice shine.


Can we see a picture of the B&M Capeland Stitches? I'm a B&M fan and I've never seen you post it..

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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

[...]I walked through the diamond district today and saw the Rolex ceramic submariner 116610LV with green dial in a window. Tried it on and was honestly blown away by the aesthetics and overall fit and finish of the watch. Never thought I would own a Rolex, but man half of my brain is furiously at work trying to come up with some justification for acquiring this piece. Scoured google images and just could not find a pic that captures the true depth of the green, but this one is ok:[...]
There's no justification necessary; it's a thoroughly no-excuses watch. In the short run or the long run, it's very unlikely that you'd regret getting a Rolex compared to anything else in the same price range.
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Dino, have you looked at the 42mm Radiomir 337 or 338, or are you only looking at Luminors? They are very light and comfortable, and basically wear like 38-39mm dress watches. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I walked through the diamond district today and saw the Rolex ceramic submariner 116610LV with green dial in a window. Tried it on and was honestly blown away by the aesthetics and overall fit and finish of the watch. Never thought I would own a Rolex, but man half of my brain is furiously at work trying to come up with some justification for acquiring this piece. Scoured google images and just could not find a pic that captures the true depth of the green, but this one is ok:
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

There maybe some advantages with the newer version, but in my book the older version Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
is much better.
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i like them both. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Saw this one in the wild today, curious what others think about it. Model is Patek 5205G. I liked it but didnt love the three different windows at the top, I think I prefer the cleaner JLC MUT: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

i like it. not my fave PP, but i wouldnt turn it away.
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

The weekend is here.
Pam 372 on a Kaktus strap. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


looks great. great strap.
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Got the stickers off and sized it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Regards.
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post


Can we see a picture of the B&M Capeland Stitches? I'm a B&M fan and I've never seen you post it..

i think i have posted it before, but i will make sure to wear and post it this week. just for you. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

"Sorry," I have to disagree~ Any watch for me over 40mm is a monstrositycrazy.gif  Unless you have popeye's wrists of course! This all sounds like the herd following each other off the cliff ! 

 

Wow, that's pretty insulting. I strongly prefer big watches (up to 46mm, even), and find small watches old-fashioned and even "dainty." Are you genuinely convinced your preference for small watches is somehow objectively correct or superior? Because, um, it. is. not.

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Gotta second that B&M curiosity. They make some cool stuff I've only seen in studio shots.

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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post

Wow, that's pretty insulting. I strongly prefer big watches (up to 46mm, even), and find small watches old-fashioned and even "dainty." Are you genuinely convinced your preference for small watches is somehow objectively correct or superior? Because, um, it. is. not.

Well, watches today are worn more as an expression of personal taste as opposed to a need for portable timekeeping, and by extension I also feel that there is some currency in the opinion that the large watches of today are a form of compensation for the so-called emasculation of the modern man.

To clarify the point I am trying to make through hyperbole, you have the original He-men of the 1950s/60s who with 33-34mm watches strapped on explored/dominated women/smoked/drank/fucked with abandon, while you have the relatively emasculated Joe Sixpack today picking the kids up from school in the MPV complete with baby seat his wife forced him to buy... with a 46mm Breitling strapped to his wrist.

In other words, consider that you perceive smaller watches as "dainty" (i.e. feminine) because a watch for you is as much expression of your "manhood" as your not wearing a skirt.

While to some degree I appreciate the Panerai aesthetic and think their watches look nice, I think of the brand more as a PR triumph in the sense that they (sorry GDL) managed to parley recased ho-hum ebauches worn by an inconsequential unit in an inconsequential navy in an inconsequential military power (seriously, Italian naval divers???!!) into a global He-man desirable watch phenomenon... IMO JLC and IWC are trying to replicate Panerai's success with that concept today with the Navy Seal and Top Gun LEs respectively.
Edited by apropos - 1/12/13 at 10:56pm
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Gotta second that B&M curiosity. They make some cool stuff I've only seen in studio shots.


Just for you and chocsosa, found this in my camera roll. smile.gif

Not the best pic, but gets the job done.

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Yes good. Thanks, stitches!

 

This thread makes me frown at my Seiko Cinco...

 

On the plus side, it does provide a bunch of reasons to get good grades.

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


Well, watches today are worn more as an expression of personal taste as opposed to a need for portable timekeeping, and by extension I also feel that there is some currency in the opinionthat the large watches of today are a form of compensation for the so-called emasculation of the modern man.

To clarify the point I am trying to make through hyperbole, you have the original he-men of the 1950s/60s who with 34mm watches strapped on explored/smoked/drank/fucked with abandon, while you have the relatively emasculated Joe Sixpack today driving the MPV complete with baby seat his wife forced him to buy with a 46mm Breitling strapped to his wrist.

In other words, you may consider smaller watches "dainty" because a watch for you is as much expression of your "manhood" as your not wearing a skirt.

While to some degree I appreciate the Panerai aesthetic, I think of the brand more as a PR triumph in the sense that they managed to parley recased ho-hum ebauches worn by an inconsequential unit in an inconsequential navy in an inconsequential military power into a global watch phenomenon... (sorry GDL)

I totally agree with you Apro! The biggest watch I own is 42mm..I like the smaller watches..IMO just elegant and timeless..perfect size watch would be 38mm..but I have a couple that are 34-36mm.. I see those guys with the 46mm watches and the first thing you notice is the size of the watch before anything else.. I feel a watch is supposed to compliment not be the star..but that's just to me though..

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


Just for you and chocsosa, found this in my camera roll. smile.gif

Not the best pic, but gets the job done.

unyqa6eq.jpg


Yessir! That is the business right there! lol

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


Well, watches today are worn more as an expression of personal taste as opposed to a need for portable timekeeping, and by extension I also feel that there is some currency in the opinion that the large watches of today are a form of compensation for the so-called emasculation of the modern man.

To clarify the point I am trying to make through hyperbole, you have the original He-men of the 1950s/60s who with 33-34mm watches strapped on explored/dominated women/smoked/drank/fucked with abandon, while you have the relatively emasculated Joe Sixpack today picking the kids up from school in the MPV complete with baby seat his wife forced him to buy... with a 46mm Breitling strapped to his wrist.

In other words, consider that you perceive smaller watches as "dainty" (i.e. feminine) because a watch for you is as much expression of your "manhood" as your not wearing a skirt.
 

 

Wow, that's the kind of wildly speculative armchair psychology usually reserved for "Men's Rights" misogynists.

 

I like large mattresses and small whisky glasses, tall loudspeakers and 7" vinyl singles, compact cars and thick books, big asses and small waists, huge megacities and narrow alleys, hefty steaks and baby carrots--which of these should I measure to ascertain my manliness? 

 

"Dominating women/smoking/drinking/fucking with abandon" is a stunted, infantile standard of masculinity. But even by those measures, you have no idea where I stand, and the size of my watch won't tell you. I understand you're whiny about the "good old days" (good for whom? white dudes only, pretty much), but the most "emasculated" thing in this thread is your contention that our belongings are serviceable metrics and reflections of our adherence to some threadbare gender roles that have never been much more than myths and excuses to begin with.

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Oh-kay... eh.gif

...so why do you consider smaller watches "dainty"? Am honestly curious why.
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Got the stickers off and sized it.

Regards.
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Stunning!

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Oh-kay... eh.gif

...so why do you consider smaller watches "dainty"?

Honestly, am curious as to why you might find it so.

Because dainty means small and delicate. And they are.

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Maybe more importantly, I consider small watches kind of "old-fashioned"--of course all mechanical watches are old-fashioned, but styles change. Just as I didn't pop my collar in the 80's and don't wear skinny jeans now, I don't follow all the trends, but large watches look good to me and look great on my wrist (I'm not a petite dude--I played Div I college rugby), so it's a trend I'm happy to be part of. Your mileage, of course, may vary, and that's great--in no way am I trying to impugn your taste, which may well work wonderfully for you.

 

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." - Thomas Jefferson ;)

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