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post #21076 of 33516
ahhh, i looked close, but looked black on my monitor. assuming i was incorrect, the blue strap would likely be very cool.
post #21077 of 33516
Think I once suggested a blue crocodile strap with contrast stitching to someone else some time ago, that combo could be a good one as well.
:-D
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post


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.

 

This is the second time you have commented about a post I wrote concerning a specific woman or two and:

 

1.  Implicitly rendered a judgment about said female, whether thumbs up or thumbs down, and;

 

2.  Readily presumed that I was somehow trying to draw an intelligent analogy related to the discussion about specific timepieces we were having at the time - as opposed to simply making a funny point - and;

 

3.  Issued an unsolicited admonition to "stick to the watches," perhaps because I have somehow offended you in some fashion.  I am still unclear as to whether it's because you feel I am mistreating these women I've referenced somehow.  Or if you feel that my taste in women is so incredibly bad that it merits calling me out.  

 

You have successfully elicited 28 seconds worth of annoyance from me.  And perhaps from others as well, for your abject refusal to clearly explain why you are not recognizing the humor I am trying to express in this pretty fun, laid back forum.  Your posts make me think like you have a pretty big stick in your a** that needs removing.

 

Perhaps you were offended by what you perceived as my mistreatment of these women.  Perhaps others felt the same.  If so, I apologize for that.

 

But if you keep issuing these annoying comments because you feel like my taste in women is somehow unfit for this forum's general sensibilities, then please enlighten us on your clearly superior preferences and behavior.  

 

28 seconds of annoyance complete.  I do not care to read any response you might issue. <Blocked>

post #21079 of 33516
Stitch - you should see one of the Striking 10th in person. I think you would really like the dial - if anything for its unique use of colors. Plus it's a freaking cool watch IMO wink.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ahhh, i looked close, but looked black on my monitor. assuming i was incorrect, the blue strap would likely be very cool.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ahhh, i looked close, but looked black on my monitor. assuming i was incorrect, the blue strap would likely be very cool.
post #21080 of 33516
Definitely
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Think I once suggested a blue crocodile strap with contrast stitching to someone else some time ago, that combo could be a good one as well.
:-D
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


le sigh. they took a perfectly wonderful watch, and destroyed it. i dont think that is like any other PP i have seen, and not in a good way. way too contemporary sporty.

swap the strap with a nice black or brown croc, give it a classy dial and boom, you have a great watch. oh well. someone will like it, and since there is only one, thats all they need.

 

stitchy - agreed.  

 

Which kind of begs the question: can Patek Philippe actually come out with a sporty, rugged, modern watch that befits their company's traditions, history, and market perception?  I mean, even their "sportier" lines like the Aquanaut or Nautilus tend to be described more in terms of "classical" lines.  In terms of annual calendars, the 5205 is probably the most "modern" piece I've seen them produce - but it ain't really "sporty" or "rugged" (as some users in other forums have tried to describe it).

 

It is arguable that Patek should just stick to its knitting and not even try to be what they are not.

post #21082 of 33516
Frills this is the first time I've ever seen you pissed off. Gotta say I kinda like it!

Personally I think your choice in women is exceptional. My favorite though is Charlize with her Rolex at the ball game
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

This is the second time you have commented about a post I wrote concerning a specific woman or two and:

1.  Implicitly rendered a judgment about said female, whether thumbs up or thumbs down, and;

2.  Readily presumed that I was somehow trying to draw an intelligent analogy related to the discussion about specific timepieces we were having at the time, and;

3.  Issued an unsolicited admonition to "stick to the watches," perhaps because I have somehow offended you in some fashion.  I am still unclear as to whether it's because you feel I am mistreating these women I've referenced somehow.  Or if you feel that my taste in women is so incredibly bad that it merits calling me out.  

You have successfully elicited 28 seconds worth of annoyance from me.  And perhaps from others as well, for your abject refusal to clearly explain why you are not recognizing the humor I am trying to express in this pretty fun, laid back forum.  Your posts make me think like you have a pretty big stick in your a** that needs removing.

Perhaps you were offended by what you perceived as my mistreatment of these women.  Perhaps others felt the same.  If so, I apologize for that.

But if you keep issuing these annoying comments because you feel like my taste in women is somehow unfit for this forum's general sensibilities, then please enlighten us on your clearly superior preferences and behavior.  

28 seconds of annoyance complete.  I do not care to read any response you might issue.
post #21083 of 33516
Yowza, no frills! smile.gif

A palate cleanser perhaps to get that bad taste out of your mouth?

Look at Elle Macpherson's...

Elle-Macpherson-Rolex-Daytona.jpg

...watch!! Solid yellow gold Daytona = WIN.

EDIT: And another one, because I couldn't resist... Both these photos were apparently taken when Elle was 45. Yes boys, FORTY FIVE.

Elle-Macpherson-Rolex-Daytona.jpg
post #21084 of 33516
Been enjoying the banter lately guys! Just started studying for the bar, so I will be here primarily in spirit. I hope my potential future wifey looks like that at 45. Jeezum.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Frills this is the first time I've ever seen you pissed off. Gotta say I kinda like it!

Personally I think your choice in women is exceptional. My favorite though is Charlize with her Rolex at the ball game

 

Why, thank you, rnguy001.  I have not yet seen that picture of Charlize with her Rolex at the ball game. You just gave me another reason to peruse the world wide web for research purposes.

 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Yowza, no frills! smile.gif

A palate cleanser perhaps to get that bad taste out of your mouth?

Look at Elle Macpherson's...

Elle-Macpherson-Rolex-Daytona.jpg

...watch!! Solid yellow gold Daytona = WIN.

EDIT: And another one, because I couldn't resist... Both these photos were apparently taken when Elle was 45. Yes boys, FORTY FIVE.

Elle-Macpherson-Rolex-Daytona.jpg

 

Wow, apropos - thanks for posting this.  That Daytona sure is looking golden at 45 years of age. cheers.gif

 

But, on topic too: I'm generally not a fan of all-gold pieces.  My wife and I even tried owning one for a while, and we just couldn't wear it as comfortably or confidently as we would have liked.  And yet, as with other subjective matters based on personal taste, it's really how you pull it off, isn't it?  I mean, that all-gold Daytona sure looks good on Elle Macpherson.  And though I might not like the new all-platinum Daytona (at least from pictures - I admit I haven't seen one up close or worn one personally), I also thought it looked good on Roger Federer.  Haha.  

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Originally Posted by Lazytiki View Post

Why do I have to send my Omega Aqua Terra back to Omega to purchase a leather band?

??? No idea. That's bizarre.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

But, on topic too: I'm generally not a fan of all-gold pieces.  My wife and I even tried owning one for a while, and we just couldn't wear it as comfortably or confidently as we would have liked.  And yet, as with other subjective matters based on personal taste, it's really how you pull it off, isn't it?  I mean, that all-gold Daytona sure looks good on Elle Macpherson.  And though I might not like the new all-platinum Daytona (at least from pictures - I admit I haven't seen one up close or worn one personally), I also thought it looked good on Roger Federer.  Haha.  

It's congruous on her.

She's going on 50 now and still surfs. She looks more at home somewhere sunny, rather than say, the boulevards of old Paris. Her "look" (or at least her best look IMO) has always been something along the lines of sun kissed Amazonian goddess - and a solid YG Daytona is congruous with that.

Contrast Elle with Diane Kruger. Diane is more... delicate, more Continental, and perhaps more "refined", yes?

She fits a JLC Reverso well, no?

diane-kruger-jaeger-lecoultre-sihh-2011-3.jpg

Yes yes, I know DK is a JLC "celebrity" now, but both celebrities wore their watches before the respective companies approached them - no cart before horse here. I think I recall reading somewhere that DK got her first Reverso as a 18th or 21st birthday gift from her mother.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


It's congruous on her.

She's going on 50 now and still surfs. She looks more at home somewhere sunny, rather than say, the boulevards of old Paris. Her "look" (or at least her best look IMO) has always been something along the lines of sun kissed Amazonian goddess - and a solid YG Daytona is congruous with that.

Contrast Elle with Diane Kruger. Diane is more... delicate, more Continental, and perhaps more "refined", yes?

She fits a JLC Reverso well, no?

diane-kruger-jaeger-lecoultre-sihh-2011-3.jpg

Yes yes, I know DK is a JLC "celebrity" now, but both celebrities wore their watches before the respective companies approached them - no cart before horse here. I think I recall reading somewhere that DK got her first Reverso as a 18th or 21st birthday gift from her mother.

 

Absolutely agree about the congruity - DK <-> Reverso and EM <-> solid gold Daytona.

post #21089 of 33516
Okay guys, here's some strap options for consideration on the El Primero.

I tried to take these pics as consistently as my awesome camera setup cell phone would allow.

I will also upload these as Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
SPOILERS
so as not to completely hijack the thread. And leave more room for supermodel photos shog[1].gif


Brown croc: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Black NATO: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Stainless Mesh: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Honey tan w/contrast stitching: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I was personally surprised at the mesh, which I really would not have considered in all likelihood.

Additional thoughts appreciated, but certainly not required. Thanks for looking.
post #21090 of 33516
keith - i still like the carbon.

frills - good post back there.

errone - kruger is hawt.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Stitch - you should see one of the Striking 10th in person. I think you would really like the dial - if anything for its unique use of colors. Plus it's a freaking cool watch IMO wink.gif

i will endeavour to accomplish that.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

stitchy - agreed.  
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Which kind of begs the question: can Patek Philippe actually come out with a sporty, rugged, modern watch that befits their company's traditions, history, and market perception?  I mean, even their "sportier" lines like the Aquanaut or Nautilus tend to be described more in terms of "classical" lines.  In terms of annual calendars, the 5205 is probably the most "modern" piece I've seen them produce - but it ain't really "sporty" or "rugged" (as some users in other forums have tried to describe it).

It is arguable that Patek should just stick to its knitting and not even try to be what they are not.

i was wondering exactly that. i think its good for any brand to try and branch out, and it might be neat for PP to come out with a true rugged sports line, but it needs to be something entirely new imo, not taking a very classy already existing watch model that people have associations with, and trying to sportify it with different band, case and dial materials. just my opinion.
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