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Thanks for the compliments everyone.

Watch took about three months and was about $1,100.00.

My wrist is about 6.5" as well. As was mentioned it is just shy of 41mm but does wear a little large. However, for a more formal looking, simple watch, it's size helps lend itself to being slightly more amenable to casual situations.
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A 40th birthday present to myself, model 114270...
post #21123 of 38476
I like this Breitling. Sportier without being too blingy.
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I like this Breitling. Sportier without being too blingy.

i too am a fran. i particularly like how the date window picks up the red second hand.
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sammy, great looking rolex. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Very nice gift Sammy!  Love the design of the Explorer.

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Very nice! I've always liked this model.

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A 40th birthday present to myself, model 114270...

nice.... i am looking at the SAME exact watch for as a birthday present to myself later this summer.  I especially like the rehaut version.  

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I also like this regulateur.



What do y'all think of these unusual designs?


Really like this watch.

Anyone know anything about these?
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Very nice! I've always liked this model.

thanks! its up for sale. spam[1].gif
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A 40th birthday present to myself, model 114270...

 

 

Very nice....Are you the same Sammy that runs Ascot Shoes?

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Really like this watch.

Anyone know anything about these?

The only place I found info was on watchbuys - http://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/Thomas-Ninchritz-Watches-From-WatchBuys-d67.htm
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Stitchy this Cartier is interesting for me - even though the Roman numerals bump into each other from VII through IX.  That aesthetic is usually a minus for me from the get go, but somehow it works for this one.  I wonder why.  

 

Approximately how large is the case for this one?

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Stitchy this Cartier is interesting for me - even though the Roman numerals bump into each other from VII through IX.  That aesthetic is usually a minus for me from the get go, but somehow it works for this one.  I wonder why.  

Approximately how large is the case for this one?

i agree. somehow the oversized RNs just work.

it measures 42mm. nice size.
post #21134 of 38476
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Re: carbon fiber...I would quickly get lost in either the biking or automotive worlds. Belligero and Dino both make good sense though, as far as appropriate use of materials.

However, I do have one timepiece that I wear on a black carbon fiber strap.

I actually bought it for one of my Omegas, but then I put it on this 1969, and it's just kind of stuck...




Opinions here?

Does this work?

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It's a great watch, beautifully finished, really great colors on the dial, some might say "historical" movement (obviously)....it's a re-issue.

Zenith released it on a black croc (or maybe it was just croc-grain calf?) but for whatever reason, I didn't care much for it.

Perhaps it's because I've already got a couple of watches on black croc and/or lizard, and wanted something at least slightly different. (Granted, it's still black).

Any suggestions that might improve upon this combo?

I've got quite a few other straps in my possession (like most watch nerds) and nothing else has really "clicked" so far.

20mm--so it's a very common size.

 

Sorry, late for the game, but no it doesn't work.  I find it cheapens the appearance of a great watch.  Also, I don't care for mixing a beautiful vintage re-issue with what to me is just fancy plastic.  Others have given you some great ideas for alternatives that I would probably choose.   Interestingly, I kind of liked the steel mesh, but I'd probably go with a simple black calf.  I find the croc straps a bit too dressy or fussy for that watch.

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Dino, I do apologize for not reading the earlier posts.In general, I find this watch thread full of rational, sensible blokes. But to see NFrills's taste in women is distressing for someone with the means to acquire what is able to.
I do not mean to cause you agita and angst with the size/wearer size discussion.I can just never get over some of the fits and discussions of even the highest of SF royalty and their Sunday best that are nothing so fantastic. Not all but more than zero(which is too many) and even more than a few.

No need to apologize.  I was merely letting you know that we have talked about the size of the watch vs. size and style of person wearing it etc.  

 

Not sure what the issue is with Frill's taste in women.  I like Kate Upton....so you lost me with that part of your comment. 

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Been enjoying the banter lately guys! Just started studying for the bar, so I will be here primarily in spirit. 

Wishing you lots of luck studying for the bar!  

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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.  

There is definitely a bling factor with a gold Daytona!  I have one that belonged to my Dad.  I don't wear it often, but every now and then gets some wrist time.

 

 

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A beautiful watch which was a present from me to me for my 40th bday. Still love at first sight.

 

Happy Birthday and Congrats!

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completely agree. Others do this very well and I think they'd dilute their brand. Better to work on strengthening what they do best. Has worked pretty well for them so far.

+1.  Patek doesn't make a rugged sports watch, and that's fine with me.  To many brands try to be everything to everyone, and they lose sight of their heritage, their niche, and their loyal customer base, all in the name of branching out to untapped markets.  Kiton and Brioni make beautiful suits, but I don't need them to start making ice cream, and I am not interested in suits made by Trojans.  

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A 40th birthday present to myself, model 114270...

Happy Birthday!  

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I'm a big fan of Cartier products, but for some reason the BB has never appealed to me.  I find the design almost too soft/fluid, and maybe prefer it on a woman.  Also, that date window and crown annoy me to no end.  Still hope you have fun with it and that it sells fast.

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This has long been my favourite thread on SF, but I have never had something to contribute until now. My humble contribution is a Stowa Marine Original Roman received from my gf. Seeing the shots I took I realize that it looks massive on my wrist, but that's just the angle more than anything.

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Congrats on your Stowa!  Hope you get many years of enjoyment from it. 

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