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post #20416 of 37152
It would, I think, be cliche to speak of time being a precious commodity because that it chimes true for most of us -- whether we are students preparing for exams, or prospective grandparents reminiscing about 'what-could-have-been' if one had spent more time with one's family -- means that we are already painfully aware of time's value.

Napoleon Bonaparte was aware that time was not on his side on the bloodied plains of Waterloo, Marie-Antoinette, on the eve of 16th October 1793 before she was guillotined for the sake of liberté, égalité, fraternité, and the Duke of Windsor, when he abdicated the crown, crying that: 'I found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love'.

Yet, we sometimes forget that we need to cherish precious moments.

That's why I acquired this watch -- to remind me, like they did Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, and Edward VIII that time is, never, never, on our side.



post #20417 of 37152
More pictures would be great smile.gif.

Lovely watch, wear it in good health!
post #20418 of 37152
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I hate to say it, even though BP makes a high quality product I find most of their products boring and unattractive. The regular Fifty Fathoms might be the exception, but I just can't see myself pulling the trigger on one. Generally, for what most BPs cost there is always some alternative in its price range that I would rather have.    As for the Bathyscaphe I think it might be one of the ugliest watches they have made in ages.  For years people complained the lugs on Rolex watches were too sharp and should be rounded, the lugs on Bathyscaphe look like they are modeled after the claw of a hammer.  The bezel looks flimsy and too thin, and the hour markers look a too small for a real dive watch. As for the extra large crown, it some photos it looks ok, in others it looks like it belongs on a beefier watch.  It seems like this watch is just trying too hard to be a modern looking dive watch.  Sorry, but if this is their best effort for a new addition to the Fifty Fathoms collection, they should not have bothered. 

this. 1000x this. Just not a fan of BP....a friend has a FF thats quite attractive, but spends more time at BP than on his wrist. he's spent around 1500 this year sending it in for service.

the new pic posted reminds me of an underdeveloped Kobold.

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AppleMark


drool.

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Lovely Rolex! Has a lot of character!

For those who are interested, Jocke's report is up: http://www.roleks.se/bas2013.htm

Some of my favorites:



Regulator movement:



All in all, kind of a slow year at Basel!

hey you know jocke?? I love that tattooed swedish fucker!! that GO is fucking GORGEOUS.
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moar pics of this.
post #20419 of 37152
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'the date appears through a dedicated aperture'

Wow.

It's doubly funny that they feel the need to play this up, when it would've been so much better if it... well, hadn't ;-)

Also, for something named Babyscape it's disappointingly large at 43mm.
post #20420 of 37152
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Some of my favorites:



 

 

I nearly bought this watch in the silver dial version.  Nobody does a big date better, IMO.

post #20421 of 37152
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I nearly bought this watch in the silver dial version.  Nobody does a big date better, IMO.

 

Well, apart from Lange...lol8[1].gif

 

It's lovely though, and I dig blue.  Really.

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AppleMark

where is dat?!
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gorgeous.

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bboys - lovely looking breguet. did that leather briefcase come with it?
post #20423 of 37152
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Well, apart from Lange...lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

It's lovely though, and I dig blue.  Really.

 

I much prefer the GO seamless single window big date to Lange's split-window.

post #20424 of 37152
the advantage of the split window, imo, is that it covers up the fact that the 2 digits are not on the same plane. unless, GO has a big date where the dials are on even ground. i have not seen one in a while, so i dont know.
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I much prefer the GO seamless single window big date to Lange's split-window.

i never thought about it...but i agree. i had a breitling split window date that i liked, but GO really looks fantastic with the curvatures.
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the advantage of the split window, imo, is that it covers up the fact that the 2 digits are not on the same plane. unless, GO has a big date where the dials are on even ground. i have not seen one in a while, so i dont know.

Yes - GO has them on the same plane - a very innovative accomplishment.  They don't need the split window because they have 'nothing to hide'.

post #20427 of 37152
Me too - so close to pulling the trigger. I love the aesthetics , and its size at 42mm - perfect for me.

Maybe someday I'll scratch that itch


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I nearly bought this watch in the silver dial version.  Nobody does a big date better, IMO.
post #20428 of 37152
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the advantage of the split window, imo, is that it covers up the fact that the 2 digits are not on the same plane. unless, GO has a big date where the dials are on even ground. i have not seen one in a while, so i dont know.



secksay date window amirite?!
post #20429 of 37152
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Nobody does a big date better, IMO.

 I can't + this enough. By far my favorite big date windows.

post #20430 of 37152
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For those who are interested, Jocke's report is up: http://www.roleks.se/bas2013.htm

Some of my favorites:

I love the color of the dial and its a great watch.  However, I don't like the big date on it.  I find it a distraction on an otherwise perfect and beautiful dial.  In addition, I find big dates have become one of the most tiresome and over used features on watches.  I don't mind it on a Lange since they were the ones originally using it on their watches, or on JLCs since they developed it for Lange...but I don't care for it on other brands.  I'd rather have a regular date window  or no date on Cartiers, Breitlings, GOs, and all the others that have added big dates to their watches.  Just my 2 cents.

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