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Love it stitch. Even has a date!
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this one. from todays WAYWRN. smile.gif

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Admittedly not the biggest AP guy personally, but pics like this make it obvious why people go gaga over it. Awesome movement and the rotor is just badass!
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Since case backs seem to be todays theme, here is a quick case back photo from a while ago.  Sorry sticker was still on the case back, making a few of the screws (technically nuts) look dirty or blury in the photo.  I need to take some better photos of the movement.


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I like this very much.
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Someone was asking about antimagnetic watches before.

Looks like they just came out with an Omilgauss

Seamaster_Aqua_Terra_300dpi.jpg?format=750w[img]Which is apparently super duper antimagnetic. http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/omega-introduces-worlds-first-anti-magnetic-movement
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Love it stitch. Even has a date!

thanks! and a second time zone with AM/PM indicator too!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Hi, everyone! Been lurking for months and learned a lot of stuff from you all.  Read through all 1,130+ pages (and counting) in this thread, along with some other sites, ...Started with some classic mechanical pieces, grew restless after a short while so did some trades and upgrades (some of you will know this drill - I went through "the purge" with my clothes and shoes as well).  Finally achieved some "peace" with my current collection.  Here's one of my faves:

 

 

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Do folks on the street recognize what this is on my wrist?  Not really.  Can people tell the difference between white gold and the subtle beauty and heft of this platinum beauty?  I don't think so.  But I know its value (to me, and in the collectors' market).


Thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts and pictures in this thread.  It is much appreciated.

Glad to see you are no longer just a lurker.  You should get extra credit for reading all 1100+ pages...I skipped some after finding this thread.  I'm sure most people can't tell white gold from platinum...but part of the luxury of splurging for something that is platinum is that its something only you know and can appreciate everytime you feel its heft.  Great watch!

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Just for you stitches, because you asked. LOL

 

A bit hard to capture it properly because the bracelet is on, but here you go.

 Very nice...always a treat to see what makes a watch tick.

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fantastic

 Thanks Stitch.  The Squadra is a bit thick for me, but a beautifu watch.  Seeing all the beautiful JLCs here definitely makes me want to add a Reverso to my collection at some point.

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Admittedly not the biggest AP guy personally, but pics like this make it obvious why people go gaga over it. Awesome movement and the rotor is just badass!

Glad you enjoyed the photo of the movement & rotor even if you aren't an AP fan.  I've always been impressed with its movement as its one of the thinnest automatic movements that was ever available...and its also special because in its base form it also served as the movement in the original Patek Nautilus and Vacheron's 222.  Its the only movement ever to be used by all of the "Big Three." 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Hi, everyone! Been lurking for months and learned a lot of stuff from you all.  Read through all 1,130+ pages (and counting) in this thread, along with some other sites, and after living most of my life with a couple of forgettable quartz pieces I decided to take the plunge last November to upgrade the collection.  Started with some classic mechanical pieces, grew restless after a short while so did some trades and upgrades (some of you will know this drill - I went through "the purge" with my clothes and shoes as well).  Finally achieved some "peace" with my current collection.  Here's one of my faves:




Do folks on the street recognize what this is on my wrist?  Not really.  Can people tell the difference between white gold and the subtle beauty and heft of this platinum beauty?  I don't think so.  But I know its value (to me, and in the collectors' market), and I love its aesthetics, workmanship and how its slim 36mm profile slips oh so easily under my shirt cuff.  It gives me much joy every time I look at it - probably every few minutes, especially if I'm in a boring meeting. smile.gif  Am I a douchebag?  Naw, just a guy approaching his 40s who's worked hard all his life, got lucky and got to save some money, and is probably going through a midlife crisis of sorts. 


Thanks to you all for sharing your thoughts and pictures in this thread.  It is much appreciated.

Fantastic!
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My old standby today.

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^^ very nice ^^
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

...but part of the luxury of splurging for something that is platinum is that its something only you know and can appreciate everytime you feel its heft.  Great watch!

the little diamond on the bottom of the case between the lugs is also a cool touch with the PP platinum models.
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Thanks Stitch.  The Squadra is a bit thick for me, but a beautifu watch.  Seeing all the beautiful JLCs here definitely makes me want to add a Reverso to my collection at some point.

thanks. smile.gif
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I like this very much.

Omega rules with an iron movement, excellent, stirpot.gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifvery cool stuff! Is it in production yet?    

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I like this very much.

I guess I admire their restraint in not adding a lightningbolt second hand but otherwise it seems a bit too derivative.
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My old standby today.


Happy murdering. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ very nice ^^
the little diamond on the bottom of the case between the lugs is also a cool touch with the PP platinum models.
thanks. smile.gif

Couldn't agree more.

 

Wearing this one today.

1000

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Wait a minute - you've been lurking with this beauty in the stable? You need to please share more of your collection!

Congrats on an amazing piece. I agree with your sentiments entirely. Getting happiness and joy from ones watch be it a Patek, Jaeger or Casio is what it's all about when alls said and done

+ about 1000. Absolutely gorgeous watches. One of my dream watches, for sure.
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ddd - i love that nautilus so much.
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


I guess I admire their restraint in not adding a lightningbolt second hand but otherwise it seems a bit too derivative.

I don't know...I think the "bumble bee" striped second hand is a little goofy, and overall it just looks like another AT.  Nice but not ground breaking. 

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Couldn't agree more.

 

Wearing this one today.

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Beautiful Nautilus!  For some reason, I find its design far more appealing than its sportier sibling, the Aquanaut (although both are nice watches).

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