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Apropos,

While I don't own one yet, I am a fan of some of Journe's creations. I believe they would qualify smile.gif
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So, again - PP aside, does anyone actually own anything from (lesser known) independents that are not movement finishers/recasers? [/quote]

I purchased a Nomos Taganomat a couple of months ago, I think Nomos would be considered an independent. The finish on the case is nice, the movement finishing is great. I haven't measured the accuracy but I haven't had to adjust the time in months. I can't comment on the reliability or any issues with servicing it yet since I haven't had it for long. So far it's one of my favorite purchases, hence the avatar picture.

I don't know anything about PF, but the pic you posted was gorgeous.
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Thanks for the compliment on the JLC No Frills!  I own a Rolex that's more on the "fun" side.  I think Rolex is a brand with the most recognition and sometimes for the wrong reasons.  Most of the watch is brushed so it doesn't call attention to itself.  It was calling my name for months before I finally pulled the trigger.  

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I like the watches and all but the best part is the blue melange sweater. What is that?

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sad news for you....

indeed...

also featured in my infamous street style blog moment... laugh.gif http://gdl203.tumblr.com/post/38463367399/style-dhiver-candid-shot-by-mangue-bazima-the
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Thanks for the compliment on the JLC No Frills!  I own a Rolex that's more on the "fun" side.  I think Rolex is a brand with the most recognition and sometimes for the wrong reasons.  Most of the watch is brushed so it doesn't call attention to itself.  It was calling my name for months before I finally pulled the trigger.  

I've prolly posted this before but this is the one model in the current lineup I'd buy.

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indeed...

also featured in my infamous street style blog moment... laugh.gif http://gdl203.tumblr.com/post/38463367399/style-dhiver-candid-shot-by-mangue-bazima-the

yeah, that sweater is dope. i might steal it from you. plz bring it next time we meet up.
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Thanks for the compliment on the JLC No Frills!  I own a Rolex that's more on the "fun" side.  I think Rolex is a brand with the most recognition and sometimes for the wrong reasons.  Most of the watch is brushed so it doesn't call attention to itself.  It was calling my name for months before I finally pulled the trigger.  

 

Hey, if you like it and wearing the piece makes you happy, I'm happy for you!  Looks elegant on you, and I applaud your self-restraint for waiting for months before pulling the trigger!

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On the topic of waiting for months before pulling the trigger...

 

I suppose I'm one of those kids who would have eaten that marshmallow instead of delaying gratification.  But, I couldn't resist.

 

 

 

Belligero - it really does wear slim and relatively discreet (not too large for my 6.25" wrist), doesn't it?

 

Dino944 and Stitchy, that didn't take too long, did it?

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fantastic. no, that was not long at all. enjoy!
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On the topic of waiting for months before pulling the trigger... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I suppose I'm one of those kids who would have eaten that marshmallow instead of delaying gratification.  But, I couldn't resist.




Belligero - it really does wear slim and relatively discreet (not too large for my 6.25" wrist), doesn't it?

Dino944 and Stitchy, that didn't take too long, did it?
I'm sure it looks great on you! I'm of course a bit biased on this particular model, but I highly appreciate the combination of case/bracelet/movement quality, versatility, water resistance, and slimness-for-an-automatic-chronograph the Daytona offers. Also, that column wheel mechanism is an absolute joy to operate. "Discreet" might not be the first term that comes to mind, but its looks are classic rather than trendy, and I find that it suits any activity with no coddling necessary. Essentially, it's a no-excuses watch with a consistent and coherent design. Enjoy!
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I'm sure it looks great on you! I'm of course a bit biased on this particular model, but I highly appreciate the combination of case/bracelet/movement quality, versatility, water resistance, and slimness-for-an-automatic-chronograph the Daytona offers. Also, that column wheel mechanism is an absolute joy to operate. "Discreet" might not be the first term that comes to mind, but its looks are classic rather than trendy, and I find that it suits any activity with no coddling necessary. Essentially, it's a no-excuses watch with a consistent and coherent design. Enjoy!
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I have been lusting after this watch ever since I saw yours - congrats Frilly!

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great watch, Frills

Congrats!
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Damn No Frills you are on a tear--and isnt your name a bit of a contradiction now? rotflmao.gif

 

Congrats brother!
 

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On the topic of waiting for months before pulling the trigger...

 

I suppose I'm one of those kids who would have eaten that marshmallow instead of delaying gratification.  But, I couldn't resist.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Belligero - it really does wear slim and relatively discreet (not too large for my 6.25" wrist), doesn't it?

 

Dino944 and Stitchy, that didn't take too long, did it?

 

Hey Frills- that was fast!  Nice choice I'm sure you will enjoy it.  My wrist is about the same size as yours and I've always found it comfortable, a good fit and its easy to wear with almost anything.  Congrats and enjoy it!

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Damn No Frills you are on a tear--and isnt your name a bit of a contradiction now? rotflmao.gif

I usually just shorten his name to "Frills"  biggrin.gif

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Thanks, everyone.  I had that chronograph itch and it had to be scratched, so here is the obligatory wrist shot, taken this morning while I was on the train:

 

 

I just came from one of my grey dealers as I had to address an issue with a winding box; he showed me a mint PP 5059G (perpetual calendar in officer's case with retrograde function) and PP 5970G (perpetual calendar chronograph) and I've got to say that while those two were tempting, that usual little fire inside me telling me "go get it" was doused - at least for now - with my current collection and my new 116520 baby. 

 

Then again I cannot rule out the possibility that rather stratospheric pricing kept me from opening my wallet.  Both pieces were pre-owned (but incredibly lovely and mint), but the 5059G is about five times the price of a brand new 116520.  The 5970 was more than eleven times the price of a brand new Daytona.............

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