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post #21046 of 36000

I saw a rose gold ROO a few weeks ago in the local AD.  With the unusual combination of a tourbillon and a rubber strap.  They were selling it for over $200k,  And someone will buy it.  My business partner tried it on; me too because, you know, I could.  It was the most charmless expression of $200k I could imagine.

 

The funny thing is, if you imagined a rose gold tourbillon watch with a sporty twist from a big three maker, all sorts of wonders are possible.  The kind of things that even Frilly could lose sleep over.  And what they came up with was...that.

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A Georg Jensen bequeathed to me by my grandfather. I do not know the exact model.
post #21048 of 36000
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post 

 

As fore ROO's and their owners, well I've never understood them.  Big, clunky, bloated versions of an original Genta classic, just don't do anything for me.  I think of most giant sized ROO's (and other similarly sized pieces) are for people that need attention from other people.  They want people to notice they are wearing something the size of a tuna can on their wrists.  How can people not notice something that is ridiculously large, won't fit under a shirt cuff, and frequently has very bright contrasting colors.  Also, I don't understand all the insanity over their "Limited Edition Offshores."  Generally, all they do is is change the color stitching on the strap and the color of the hands and hour markers and people go crazy trying to get one.  Just wait 6 months and another color variation will be out.  However, if AP (and dealers) can get a bunch of people (suckers) to pay MSRP (or more) for watches that hardly seem limited (or special) and merely receive different contrasting color trim...more power to them.  As for Hublot...all of the above applies, except I find them to be worse than AP, as Hublot doesn't even have an original idea.  They just seem to make less attractive copies of Offshores.  If you are going to choose a watch I dislike, at least get the original.

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I saw a rose gold ROO a few weeks ago in the local AD.  With the unusual combination of a tourbillon and a rubber strap.  They were selling it for over $200k,  And someone will buy it.  My business partner tried it on; me too because, you know, I could.  It was the most charmless expression of $200k I could imagine.

 

The funny thing is, if you imagined a rose gold tourbillon watch with a sporty twist from a big three maker, all sorts of wonders are possible.  The kind of things that even Frilly could lose sleep over.  And what they came up with was...that.

 

Now, now, Dino, we all acknowledge that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  For example, mimo here will probably not be able to deny that this limited edition (1,000 pieces) piece is the one that truly bewitches him.  The 48mm case, the lovely asymmetry of those... pushers, the understated nature of it all...?  Love at first sight, right mimo?

 

 

 

(Image from PuristSPro <- as if you couldn't tell by the note on the bottom right hand side)

 

I know a dealer who can get it for you for under $19,000!  Say what, mimo?  You'll take four?  One for each wrist and a pair for your ankles too?!

post #21049 of 36000

48mm is a stupid case size.  47mm is what the real men are wearing, and half the price too!

 

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48mm is a stupid case size.  47mm is what the real men are wearing, and half the price too!

 

 

First time for me seeing this magnificent example of what we're discussing, mimo.  So, I had to do a bit of research.  Like, what the hell is that covering the crown and what does it actually do.  Fun review here:

 

http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/21/review-graham-chronofighter-oversize-gmt-watch/

 

"The Chronofighter is a huge watch for folks who like huge watches and, for the money, I haven’t seen anything beat it in terms of visibility, utility, and sheer cheek."


Nice.  I look forward to those wrist shots, my friend...
 

post #21051 of 36000

Is that a bottle opener for beers and a button to keep count of how many you had?  If so, bravo...that would have helped in college.

post #21052 of 36000
Eye wash, please.

Somebody jump in here...
post #21053 of 36000
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Originally Posted by Joseph Matthews View Post





A Georg Jensen bequeathed to me by my grandfather. I do not know the exact model.

Very nice.
post #21054 of 36000
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Eye wash, please.

Somebody jump in here...

 

Oh alright.  Here you go, Charlize Theron wearing a Christian Dior, I think, with diamonds.

 

 

If you can find a nice wrist shot featuring Kate Upton, I would be most appreciative.

post #21055 of 36000

No no no.  To make it more beautiful, you have to go to a 50mm case.  I mean, bigger is better, right?

 

 

or maybe....

 

 

 

Eyewash indeed, but back to the Patek G-Shock:  if you're going to make insane one-offs, this is the way to do it.  And to be blunt, this sort of thing does make a "carbon fibre effect embossed strap" look a bit...well....shit, doesn't it?

post #21056 of 36000
Vintage Heuer Autavia this evening. Rosé in the glass, warm breeze.

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A nice view of the automatic (spot the rotor?) movement, thanks to a custom display back.

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post #21057 of 36000
....aaaand we're back on track.

I knew I could count on you guys. A little Charlize never hurt anybody.

Nice one, NonServiam. Couple of dings on the bezel ===> character.
post #21058 of 36000
Allow me to contribute to the eyewash. Here's what a center minute chronograph should look like.



post #21059 of 36000
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Oh alright.  Here you go, Charlize Theron wearing a Christian Dior, I think, with diamonds.





If you can find a nice wrist shot featuring Kate Upton, I would be most appreciative.

You show Charlize but desire Upton? This does not jibe with the ridicule and hate(justified) of all those monstrosity, tasteless, XXXL watches shown previously. It is the bizarro version of that preference, actually.
How is taste lost across these different avenues? They are close enough that I would think one's applies the same all the way.
Stick to the watches, you are aces there.

More generally, I do question whether people take into account the wearer's own size(wrist, body) to determine where the line to grossly large watch for its own sake has been crossed.
Akin to those in the styling of suits. Some people should not wear certain styles even if, ideally, that style looks best in a vacuum or on a model.
And depending on your own proportions, etc. you just cannot(alright, should not) employ specific features for they accentuate your faults rather than dulling. blurring or distracting from them to create the best possible image one might attain from a more proper suit.
post #21060 of 36000
NonServiam - love it.

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

subscribed to this thread. Stitchy knows what I want to buy. Just need MONIES

nod[1].gif DO EEET!!
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Moloch38 - that would make me hurry home - nice!

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The other problem with Titanium is the difficulty in working with it. From what I understand it does not machine well and requires special equipment.

correct. in the JLC catalogue i was looking at the other night they even point out that some of the titanium models cannot be restored to the original factory finish. to me, it only belongs on rugged watches where the scratches add character, not on any watch you would want to polish.

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dino - great looking green sub!
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