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post #19771 of 39064
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Originally Posted by Moloch38 View Post

Where's the suede strap from Hodiknee? Looks great!

Nope, from my own company - thanks!
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I think it may darken a bit. But living in the south, I actually like brighter colors. It is always sunny down here, and I feel that the sun befits a little bit of brightness!

And as promised, some better / more delicious pictures!






Beautiful watch and strap!
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

That doesn't justify it by any stretch of the imagination.It's like wearing a Faberge egg.  

What do you have against art? Even if its on the wrist; if you could purchase it, I bet you would do sosmile.gif

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What do you have against art? Even if its on the wrist; if you could purchase it, I bet you would do so:)

I bet you I wouldn't. Send funds and I would be happy to prove it to you. smile.gif
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I bet you I wouldn't. Send funds and I would be happy to prove it to you. smile.gif

If I had the funds, surely I would buy it , for myself! Why would I be sending funds to you Roger; are you an affiliate of the United Way? And I know your lying, for fun, you would buy itlol8[1].gif

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No my man - I'm not "lying" - for fun or otherwise.  I wouldn't buy this watch any more than I would buy any watch with a case diameter the size of a dime.  That's about the size of the primary time display on this piece, and that makes it a deal-breaker for me regardless of the price.  My eyes won't cope well with all the squinting I would have to do just to read the time.  Whatever the price may be (does anyone know?), there would be multiple alternative options that I would personally find to be vastly more appealing.

 

Tiny subdials are okay by me for ancillary displays (chronograph counters, subseconds, power reserve, etc.) but I prefer at-a-glance legibility for the primary time display. 

 

Why do you find it so hard to accept that while you may love this watch enough to buy it with available funds, others may feel differently?

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

No my man - I'm not "lying" - for fun or otherwise.  I wouldn't buy this watch any more than I would buy any watch with a case diameter the size of a dime.  That's about the size of the primary time display on this piece, and that makes it a deal-breaker for me regardless of the price.  My eyes won't cope well with all the squinting I would have to do just to read the time.  Whatever the price may be (does anyone know?), there would be multiple alternative options that I would personally find to be vastly more appealing.

 

Tiny subdials are okay by me for ancillary displays (chronograph counters, subseconds, power reserve, etc.) but I prefer at-a-glance legibility for the primary time display. 

 

Why do you find it so hard to accept that while you may love this watch enough to buy it with available funds, others may feel differently?

I don't! Just reacting to your Quote, funny for funny! I would put your watch obsession on hold till you get corrective lens's, I am legally blind without minelol8[1].gif  

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Moloch38 - great omega, and it looks to be in pristine condition.

singular - rolex looks great. nice to see you again around here.
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So I won the auction for this one:



It was a real, life regular auction - not the ebay-style - at Anitquorum. I'm heading to pick it up in a few days. The seller listed it as cal 7751, but it seems VERY likely it is a Valjoux 88 instead.

All these three watches are Valjoux 88 and seem to be rather similar:
http://uhrenshop.classic-watch-forum.de/de/andere-Marken/Tourneau

As is this (same seller, different site):
http://www.chrono24.com/en/tourneau/dato-compax-triple-calendar-moonphase-valjoux-88--id2191748.htm
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

What do you have against art? Even if its on the wrist; if you could purchase it, I bet you would do sosmile.gif


No, I wouldn't. 

 

Let's make one thing clear. There is a difference between an artist and and artisan. An artist is trying to make a statement with his work that transcends its medium. The artisan is about technical craftsmanship within his chosen medium. There is a qualitative difference. That the medium commands a high price does not transform an artisan into an artist. 

 

Needless to say artisan ship can itself become a medium for artistry. I have a collection of Japanese woodblock prints. This is a medium that basically started out as advertising for kabuki plays and whorehouses. The overwhelming majority of woodblock prints are still within the area of artisanal decorative illustration - they are no more profound than a netsuke, an article of haute couture, or a comic book, but they can be appreciated for beauty. However, Toshi Yoshida and other workers in the medium have used it to create actual art as well. 

 

Secondly an artisanal object should still be dedicated to its basic function. This is not so much a judgment upon the artisan as it is the person who in this case wears the watch. The reality is that you are talking about haute horology. I might enjoy seeing it in a gallery or trade show. I might buy it as part of a larger collection, only to sell or trade it off later. But wrist time is likely out of the question. Let's not forget this is a forum about wearing stuff. And personally I couldn't wear a watch like that!

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Just picked up this Brand new IWC Big Pilot.

For it's size this watch is very comfortable.


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Congrats, Spencer. The BP certainly makes a statement.

Singular: welcome back to the thread.
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X-post from WAYWRN:

 

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X-post from WAYWRN:

 


Sublime.

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Been a while, fellas.


What an absolutely beautiful combination.
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