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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Does anyone know which watch Charlie Sheen wears in Anger Management? Here are the best two pics I could find:

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31600000/Anger-Management-charlie-sheen-31636054-2560-1707.jpg
http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Anger-Management-17-Charlie-Sheen.jpg

Seems like a 38-40mm chrono on a gray croc strap. I know Charlie Sheen wears PP, this might easily be one.

Can't see the first one but the second one looks like a vintage JLC memovox
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That last page was popper prawn. drool.gif

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I actually really love the AP divers (and ROO in general). I like the robustness of the case and I think it works well with AP's Genta-designed case. The AP finishing and quality really elevate their divers IMO.
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Have you seen a RO Diver in the flesh? I did not understand the offshores until I saw them in person; the trademark AP finishing is really impressive and striking with the larger scale. I'm not sure there are any divers at or below its price bracket with comparable case/dial finishing and movement and overall "wow" factor, except maybe the Fifty Fathoms which has very different aesthetics and wrist feel. Here's another image:

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My only reservation about some offshores is that the vulnerability to scratches of the brushed steel bezels is compounded by the case height. Would personally favor a rubber or ceramic bezel for an offshore.
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Can't see the first one but the second one looks like a vintage JLC memovox

i would agree, but really hard to tell.
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Can't see the first one but the second one looks like a vintage JLC memovox

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i would agree, but really hard to tell.

Thanks, that seems to be it. Explains the two buttons.
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if not for the 2 hands i may have thought it was an old constellation. the memovox is great, you gonna get one? devil.gif
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Thread Starter 
Yep, same watch that's at the forefront of the group shot I posted yesterday.

Other pics of the watch, from yesterday as well:



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42mm

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Panerai-PAM-512-Side-of-Case-620x435.jpg

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Thoughts?
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If I'm getting a Radiomir, I want my wire lugs.
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+1 to the wire lugs. Not sure if I'm crazy about this new design.
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I've never been the biggest fan of Panerai, but that's just me.
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I think its beautiful.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

RE: Vibram's lug soles. I love the rugged look to it, and so functional especially in the rain and snow; only thing is that I still wear through the outer sides of the heel anyway, given (a) the way I walk and (b) how much walking I do in NYC.  The dress shoes get taps, which I replace every 3-6 months.  

 

Hope the cleanup isn't too bad!  Do you need to shovel?  You can refuel every few hours with the apple strudel or chocolate chip cookies! 

Hey Frills, +1 on Vibram lug soles.  I  have do the same thing with my dress shoes, taps on the out sides of the heals.

 

Clean up sucked.  We were without power for roughly 2 days.   Don't need a shovel around here...we need a snow blower.  Even with a large snowblower for the driveway and it took 3+ hours to clear it.  It was brutal.  I earned the strudel and cookies this weekend.

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Visited the Marina Bay Sands JLC boo-teek yesterday.

I was really only there to check out one watch - the TTR 1931 Rouge model, which is a JLC boutique-only model.




The dial is incredibly responsive to lighting, more so than any other watch I've come across. The red colour can and will vary from vivid crimson red, to carmine red, to clotted dark blood red depending on the ambient lighting.
 

 I wasn't initially sure about its wearability.  However, red is versatile and its something you rarely see on fine watches.  We see silver, white, black and occasionally blue.  I think the Rouge is a great watch.  I haven't seen it in person, however a friend that was at SIHH thought it was one of the best JLCs he has seen in years. 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Anyway, I felt like sharing some pictures of an old girl after I went through some old posts re: movement finishing...

(yes, I need a new camera badly)

OK, hobnail bezel, enamel dial, heat blued hands, retrograde power reserve, moonphase with day/night indicator, but what about the view from the rear?
pp-1_zps51f83db8.jpg

And another angle
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The cal. 240 family is coming on 40 years old now, and is the PP equivalent of a "workhorse movement"; their Toyota engine, if you will.

 

 Ah, the 5015...definitely a stunning piece.  Also interesting because it had a porcelain dial.  My Dad had one in yg back around1995/96.  Back in the days of huge discounts...MSRP was $19,995 and brand new from the AD it was out the door for $13,000.  Today they sell for about$20-22K in yellow, rose, or wg.  I haven't seen a PT one on the market in a while.  This model had a short run and was replaced by the 5054, which had a much longer production span.  Great watch.

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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Does anyone know which watch Charlie Sheen wears in Anger Management? Here are the best two pics I could find:

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31600000/Anger-Management-charlie-sheen-31636054-2560-1707.jpg
http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Anger-Management-17-Charlie-Sheen.jpg

Seems like a 38-40mm chrono on a gray croc strap. I know Charlie Sheen wears PP, this might easily be one.

 

Didn't know he had a Patek.  For many years he was a big Vacheron customer.

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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

What does SF think about the AP diver?

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I like it more than the Offshore Chronographs.  The finish is exceptional.  In my shopping for a steel sports watch, the only watch that had the same quality of finish as a Royal Oak was the Patek Nautilus. The RO and RO Offshore really have many intricate angles that are only noticed if you closely inspect it  Even the facets of the bezel.  Its not just 8 sides that are chopped off, they are angled and polished, and even then they are faceted again straight down to meet the case.  Its far more intricate than most photos suggest.  The down side to the Offshore models, as Johan mentioned, is that due to their height, the bezels can take a beating and get dinged or scratched in doorways unless you are very careful.  However, there are carbon and ceramic editions that might reduced that type of issue (although if struck hard enough ceramic can crack).  I like the Offshore Diver but I would prefer it on a bracelet to a rubber strap but thats just me.  Good luck and let us know what you decide. 

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