The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 1224
Frilly, those are some wonderful shoes. But seriously, your nom de plume is becoming painfully ironic! There are not many frills more frilly than a top Patek Philippe multiple complication, and high class shoes made to order!
Tell me you drive a Prius. That would make you as boring as you pretend you are.
Hmm. I don't actually own a car, living in NYC and all. I do rent hybrid cars by the hour though. To shop at big box stores and get major discounts when I purchase 48 rolls of tissue paper! That sounds pretty boring, right!
SPM Co-Axial Chronograph, the 50th anniversary limited edition, 42mm, mechanical, from 2008.
SPM with a gold bezel & pushers, 38mm, automatic, from the 90's (IIRC it was made in '96)
I get your dilemma, but perhaps because of a slightly trivial reason: I like the date feature for the SPM with a gold bezel. However, hard to beat the 50th anniv edition for all the reasons mentioned above. Personally I'd go for the SPM with a bracelet but that's just because of my own preferences and given that I have other watches on leather straps that I can use for different occasions. I don't own a SPM (deciding between this one and another piece recently and I went for the other piece), but if I had one I'd probably want a bracelet so I can swim with it, etc.
Heh heh yes, Dino944, I suppose this works!
late to the party, and i would not have known anyways, but it seems the answer is yes!
congrats, looks great!
and congrats on teh engagement, whenever that was
+ 1 on SMP original - although I much prefer a nato/zulu alternated with leather to a bracelet.
Same thing for 3717s (Click to show)
Swan song for one of several recent departures (apologies if you've already seen these from the FS posting):
Oh, you had to let go of this beauty? Love these pics! And one of several?
I'll concede that fighting crime in tights while running around on rooftops burns far more calories and keeps me in better shape than if I just drove around in my batmobile all the time. With that said, all the bone breaking can scratch up those cases and bracelets. Best to leave the watches at home before I put on the costume.
On topic, this is me with my 3970 on right before I put on the bat costume tonight.
Thank you! Now I have nothing to worry about if Bane or one of my arch-enemies tries to cripple my operations by siphoning off the resources of Wayne Corp. I beat them to it! I do have to make sure they don't get at the watches.
I would have to disagree witth with this statement, shirts are a dime a dozen! Certain dress shoes and sneakers are much harderto come by!
But personally, I'm more likely to notice the cuff issue when someone is wearing a nice watch than a shoe issue. But that's just me. Regardless, my statement was meant as a joke and good natured ribbing; hopefully Frills took it that way.
+1 Also, you said you already have a Seamaster. So I'd take option 2 simply because it's more different: less sporty, more subtle, different colour and feel about it - and keep it on the strap. That way you have one sports watch, and its slightly more versatile sister.
Right, so you have a collection of Patek Philippe watches priced like sports cars, acquired in the space of three months, but you rent a Prius to go and buy thrifty toilet paper. Frilly, there's no two ways about it: you economists are properly fucking weird.
Frankly I prefer the Speedy Pro much more with the black dial and the display back is generally a plus as well.
The one thing I would check on however is the movement. I know Omega had problems with some of their new movements around this time frame. I would check to make sure this one was not one of them.
Edited by dddrees - 2/24/13 at 5:33am