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post #21646 of 31069
KS41 - scuse my rattie shirt.

post #21647 of 31069

^^  I like this (although it does look kind of big for your shirt cuff).  Simple, blue hands, small seconds...all things that make me feel warm inside.

 

Re. Connie talk: I love it when you knowledgeable dudes talk about shit I don't understand.  Makes me feel I'm getting educated instead of just fantasising about expensive stuff I'm not going to buy. :)

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Just to change it up a little . . . .

This is a (probably fake) Hublot I discovered while searching an apartment. I was searching the apartment to try and find recoverable assets for a friend / client, who was scammed out of $$$$ by the now-jailed former tenant.

While I believe this is a replica, there is a real Hublot Big Bang line called the "Tutti-fruiti" that looks pretty similar. I work with casino owners, slot machine dealers, new-money hoteliers, Russian something-archs, middle-eastern rich kids, professional athletes, and other individuals you would expect to have questionable taste. I see them in their natural environments in Vegas, Biloxi, the caribbean, and South America. I have seen some tacky rich people wearing tacky shit, and I have met their very tacky girlfriends wearing even tackier shit.

And yet, I don't know a single person other than this particular scam artist who would wear this watch. So tell me, outside of a select group of Miami scam artists, who would wear this horological abortion?**



** I have it on because I wore it to the scam artist's bond hearing just to be a dick.
post #21649 of 31069
^^^Post of the day nominee^^^

Big A, you have indeed changed it up a little.
post #21650 of 31069
And I have further thoughts on the tankiness of the new Tank, but not enough time to share just now.

Briefly, I would applaud Cartier for their multiple strap options play, and I also agree with Newcomer that they have at least attempted to price it halfway realistically (for the steel version).

Rooster: Nice Stowa .
post #21651 of 31069

Really good info apropos, thanks. Yes the watch is a family heirloom and had been with my father for 45yrs and is pretty much looks the same as it does now as it did in the wedding photo's when my parents wed 44yrs ago. Serviced by Omega in the 90's and then by a friend last year. Whatever this watch is, it's my favorite on the wrist (we all have one) compared to all my other watches (have & sold)  and the best part it's the most accurate of my watches, much better than my IWC Mark XII and my other Omega's so go figure.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Can I play too?

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And the original correct 10-sided crown, which I am still trying to find someone to replace the gasket within for me...


I am sorry, but there are a few things off with your watch. You may or may not be aware of this.

I understand that this is a heirloom and hence there will be a degree of personal sensitivity around it - so I have placed my comments below in "spoilers".

These comments may be helpful at the very least to those who are interested in dipping their toes into the world of vintage Omega Constellation Pie Pans, also known as Connies to the (what else) Connie-seurs, heh.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
There was a "shallow pan" variation of the pie pan (case ref 2652), but yours looks off for a few reasons.

The dial printing fails MOY. Google "Constellation MOY" if you don't know what this means.

The hash marks look a little strange, can't put my finger on why but my gut tells me they are too long/bold.

The lume has been added/redone, clearly.

Constellation font looks off.

The crosshair is off centre - look at its alignment to the bold hashes at 3 and 6 o'clock.

The crown is more associated with Seamasters, though I think there were a few Constellations with it. Not your model though.

No "Swiss Made" on dial.
post #21652 of 31069

That watch would go really well with my Justin Bieber jumpsuit , it helps counterbalance the monkey I have on the other shoulder but the watch jewels just don't quite match the ones on my iphone cover.

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Originally Posted by Big A View Post

Just to change it up a little . . . .

This is a (probably fake) Hublot I discovered while searching an apartment. I was searching the apartment to try and find recoverable assets for a friend / client, who was scammed out of $$$$ by the now-jailed former tenant.

While I believe this is a replica, there is a real Hublot Big Bang line called the "Tutti-fruiti" that looks pretty similar. I work with casino owners, slot machine dealers, new-money hoteliers, Russian something-archs, middle-eastern rich kids, professional athletes, and other individuals you would expect to have questionable taste. I see them in their natural environments in Vegas, Biloxi, the caribbean, and South America. I have seen some tacky rich people wearing tacky shit, and I have met their very tacky girlfriends wearing even tackier shit.

And yet, I don't know a single person other than this particular scam artist who would wear this watch. So tell me, outside of a select group of Miami scam artists, who would wear this horological abortion?**



** I have it on because I wore it to the scam artist's bond hearing just to be a dick.
post #21653 of 31069
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

KS41 - scuse my rattie shirt.


Nice watch!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Big A View Post

Just to change it up a little . . . .

This is a (probably fake) Hublot I discovered while searching an apartment. I was searching the apartment to try and find recoverable assets for a friend / client, who was scammed out of $$$$ by the now-jailed former tenant.

While I believe this is a replica, there is a real Hublot Big Bang line called the "Tutti-fruiti" that looks pretty similar. I work with casino owners, slot machine dealers, new-money hoteliers, Russian something-archs, middle-eastern rich kids, professional athletes, and other individuals you would expect to have questionable taste. I see them in their natural environments in Vegas, Biloxi, the caribbean, and South America. I have seen some tacky rich people wearing tacky shit, and I have met their very tacky girlfriends wearing even tackier shit.

And yet, I don't know a single person other than this particular scam artist who would wear this watch. So tell me, outside of a select group of Miami scam artists, who would wear this horological abortion?**



** I have it on because I wore it to the scam artist's bond hearing just to be a dick.

 

Bawhawhaw, this is one of the best posts I've read recently hehehe. Thanks for sharing!


P.S.  I wouldn't wear something like that, for the record.

post #21655 of 31069
Casual Friday and Omega Planet Ocean 2201.50

post #21656 of 31069
big A - i dont know exactly who wears that watch, but there is an ass for every seat. if you catch my drift.
Edited by in stitches - 6/7/13 at 1:25pm
post #21657 of 31069

You mean you would wear it.  I know you would.  So would Frilly, but only at private parties. :)

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

You mean you would wear it.  I know you would.  So would Frilly, but only at private parties. :)

 

That would have to be at very private, very inebriated, Imeldific parties.

post #21659 of 31069

Here's a cute idea for a piece for the wife.  The discontinued 5800/1A, "midsized" at around 38mm (including the ears) X 34mm (case/diagonal).  Pictured right beside the 5711/1A "jumbo" Nautilus currently in production (pic c/o the internet/PuristSPro).  

 

 

Her wrist is about as large as mine (6") and I think it would look fabulous on her.  She wears a midsized Aquanaut (the 5066/1A) right now and she loves it.  Pic of her wearing the 5066/1A below while pushing our daughter around on a stroller.

 

 

Not for a few more years, though! But just planning early... Got to save up!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

You mean you would wear it.  I know you would.  So would Frilly, but only at private parties. smile.gif

i would, but only if i was wearing a suit with contrast stitching on the buttonholes.
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