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A quick photo of 2 of Man's best friends.  Not the best photo, as its tough holding a leash (attached to a 150lb puppy), a camera, and including a wrist shot in the photo at the same time. 

 

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indeed, it is a very hard line to walk. i have not read watch-time magazine in a while, but i used to have a subscription, and i read their issues cover to cover for a number of years. i only stopped because i found i did not have the time at home to red them. i do want to resubscribe though. i think they were very good at calling a spade a spade. sometimes i thought they were too harsh on a watch.

i dont know where they stand now, or what sponsorships they carry, if any, but i thought they were very good and not glancing over issues just not to offend some corporate office.

I think Watch Time actually does a really nice job of being 'fair,' and normally identifies the positive and negative components of a watch. With that said, sometimes I do wonder. Some of the reviews seem a little bit biased, and a lot of the focus is frequently on Breitling. I think Breitling was on the cover of three of their magazines, and that just makes me wonder.

Other than that, I think it is a great magazine. I like how technical they get as well.

And Dino, very nice picture! For a puppy, he looks like he is going to be a monster (or she?)! The AP looks gorgeous, I think the 15202 is definitely the one to get.
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Sports watches with suits are a pet peeve of mine.  So this is me annoying myself:

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

Nice watch, Nice combo - I think a new thread to show off everyone Jacket/Shirt/Watch combo is overdue....similar to the Pants/Socks/Shoe thread.
Edited by Ilovelobbs - 4/17/13 at 10:03am
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I think Watch Time actually does a really nice job of being 'fair,' and normally identifies the positive and negative components of a watch. With that said, sometimes I do wonder. Some of the reviews seem a little bit biased, and a lot of the focus is frequently on Breitling. I think Breitling was on the cover of three of their magazines, and that just makes me wonder.
Other than that, I think it is a great magazine. I like how technical they get as well.

i know that they had a lot of reader complaints about the focus on uber high end most unattainable watches for most mortals, and requests to feature more middle of the road watches. i assumed the featuring of breitling was to satisfy that but not be stuck showing entry level watches that no one heard of. breitling has enough cache to keep people interested and at a price point that quiets the aforementioned crowd.

i found the content at the time of that shift did feature more 2-5k watches, but still had plenty of stuff on the high end sechsay stuff too. i for one, never had a problem. i liked seeing pics and articles on watches i otherwise would not have seen. but, they have a lot of readers to satisfy, and i think they did a good job of it, last i was reading.
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As for the Milgauss, its a nice watch, but only the vintage models are rare these days.  The current Milgauss isn't rare at all.  Still its a good watch and a bit different from the DJ, if you don't mind the color and second hand.

 

I agree with Frills, the 36mm ref 114270 Explorer 1 is a great watch and very versatile.  I bought one more than 10 years ago to wear as an interview watch.  Clean, simple, nicely balanced in feel and appearance, easy to read at a glance, and its and iconic part of Rolex history (having been worn decades ago to climb Mount Everest and having greater water resistance than DJs back in the 70s).  When compared to 36mm Datejusts of say the 2002 -roughly 2004, the Ex1 has the solid end links and an oysterlock clasp that is better integrated with the bracelet.   The bracelet of later Datejusts improved when they revised the model and gave it solid bracelet links, but it became too shiny IMHO with its polished center links and polished lugs (which I find look too rounded).  The Explorer 1 is obviously not a pure dress watch, but it looks great with a suit and I liked that while it has a family resemblance to the DJ, it is a professional model with history and design that is as important as that of a Sub, GMT, Daytona etc. 

 

Good luck with whatever you decide.

 

Thanks for the info! As for the Milgauss, what I meant about it being rare was how infrequently you see it in the flesh as compared to the other Rolex models

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have i mentioned how much i miss my DJ?

I miss my DJ too cry.gif






I'm not a huge fan of PVD watch. But I got a really good deal on this watch. I was looking for a cheap decent looking quartz chronograph.



It also came with a zulu/leather strap biggrin.gif

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Try living & working in Switzerland (Geneva) - there are watch shops in ever street corner. Never an excuse to be late for a meeting; date; appointment....I have picked up some fantastic bargains in the Swiss airport during the sale...(when the CHF used to be weak) ....And the Basel Watch exhibition in 2 weeks time...isn't helpful to my pockets either.
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+1 here.But unlike mimo I have thoroughly and completely succumbed to the siren song of fine watches!

 

It's also been a crappy year for business, so not having the money, and also moving house, have helped keep me disciplined!  I will continue to live vicariously through you gentlemen and increasing my baseline knowledge, for now!

 

 

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... Milgauss, what I meant about it being rare was how infrequently you see it in the flesh as compared to the other Rolex models

Yes.  I also think it's interesting at the price point; just a little quirkier that the DJ or DD, without going the sport route.  I find the white one with clear glass really quite understated - until you notice the lightning second hand and hour markers.  But only a proper nerd does so without close examination.  Perhaps frequenters of this thread occasionally forget to aim off for what normal people would notice.

 

I love you guys. lol8[1].gif

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Thanks gents.  rnguy, I credit you with getting me to try this watch on a strap in the first place.

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I think Watch Time actually does a really nice job of being 'fair,' and normally identifies the positive and negative components of a watch. With that said, sometimes I do wonder. Some of the reviews seem a little bit biased, and a lot of the focus is frequently on Breitling. I think Breitling was on the cover of three of their magazines, and that just makes me wonder.

Other than that, I think it is a great magazine. I like how technical they get as well.

And Dino, very nice picture! For a puppy, he looks like he is going to be a monster (or she?)! The AP looks gorgeous, I think the 15202 is definitely the one to get.

Overall, I think Watch Time does a better job of providing information than most other watch magazines.  Although, I sometimes fine their numerical grading system a bit arbitrary.  Still its entertaining.

 

Thanks for the kind words about my AP and Thor (yes its a he).  Both are great companions (in addition to Mrs. Dino).  Just kidding when I referred to him as a puppy, he's full grown and 150 lbs...you could almost throw a saddle on him and ride him to work when it snows.  wink.gif He is also a total chick magnet...women just seem to melt when they see this almost bear-like dog. 

Here is a slightly better photo of him  after playing in the snow.

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I agree with Frills, the 36mm ref 114270 Explorer 1 is a great watch and very versatile. 

Are you referring to this Explorer? If so, I am thinking about blowing my budget for one. My alternatives are below it. All are about 1/3 of the price of the Explorer. The Omega is less than 1/5.







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I miss my DJ too cry.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



i had that EXACT same one, only with an oyster bracelet. let us cry together.

this is the only pic of mine i can find. i am so angry with myself right now.

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I believe Dino and I are referring to this 114270:

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Overall, I think Watch Time does a better job of providing information than most other watch magazines.  Although, I sometimes fine their numerical grading system a bit arbitrary.  Still its entertaining.

 

Thanks for the kind words about my AP and Thor (yes its a he).  Both are great companions (in addition to Mrs. Dino).  Just kidding when I referred to him as a puppy, he's full grown and 150 lbs...you could almost throw a saddle on him and ride him to work when it snows.  wink.gif He is also a total chick magnet...women just seem to melt when they see this almost bear-like dog. 

Here is a slightly better photo of him  after playing in the snow.

 

Dino944 - Thor is lovely!  And that was a lovely wrist shot accompanying Thor!

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Are you referring to this Explorer? If so, I am thinking about blowing my budget for one. My alternatives are below it. All are about 1/3 of the price of the Explorer. The Omega is less than 1/5.







Hi Scott, yes that is an Explorer 1, but that is a vintage model.  It could be a ref 1016 or another earlier model.  Those are highly collectible.  Its the same 36 mm size as the model I was discussing the 114270 (made from approximately 2002 through 2010).  To keep things simple I will pretend that the one in your photo is definitely a ref 1016... a 1016 has no white gold trim around the luminous markings, the numbers are more rounded, it has an acrylic crystal (rather than sythetic saphire crystal), the movement is different, and the bracelet would be an older style Oyster bracelet or Jubillee bracelet with the hollow "Clam Shell" end links.  It also would not have the Oyster Lock Clasp with safety latch.  Still vintage watches like that have their own charm, and tend to be better insulated from market trends and they retain their value and sometimes go up in value.  A 1980s Explorer 1 ref 1016 will sell for several thousand dollars more than when it was new...I believe in 1984 its MSRP was $890 and you could by them all day long with a 25% discount.  I haven't followed the 1016 market recently but I'd imagine prices could be anywhere from $4,500 -$6,000 depending on condition.  People do seem to like the vintage ones a lot.  You can probably get a good condition 114270 for significantly less than the price of a 1016.  But it depends on whether someone wants a vintage or relatively modern piece.

 

The others in your photos  are good choices, but the only one I truly like in your photos is the Ex1.  Good luck and happy shopping! 

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I am jealous. I love big bear-like dogs. I am allergic to dogs, so I have a Cavapoo. Ridiculous sounding? Absolutely. But he is a handsome little bugger, and a chick magnet indeed! Ted gets all the bitches.

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