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 Big Bird strap.
"ostentatious" 116520 today:
 

 

I've never been a fan of ostrich, but I have to say that strap looked magnificent.

As for the Big D, it's a beauty that never fades. :)

 

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Awesome possum Keith.

I think that a collection can EASILY include both a Speedy and a Daytona.

+1  Two iconic chronos, but so different in price point and style that they definitely should share a home.

 

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 the top rolex i want to own right now.

It's one of several top Rolexes I'd like to own...but definitely up there!

 

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That Breitling Top Time is badass. On a similar subject, I really want a Breitling Top Time. I think that would be a great first foray into the world of vintage.

+1

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Also, is it possible for you to take multiple pictures of this piece as it sits on your wrist, so that you can stitchy (heehee) the images together and post an animated GIF?  

 

I fear that might be beyond me, my friend.  But I must say, your aunt is looking wonderfully well, isn't she?

 

 

 

Edit:  GDL, just saw your post...love that GO!

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Love the PML GDL, I really love that older model. There is one for dirt cheap on Timezone right now... resisting the call.
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nice to see you, g. watch looks great.
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Ah! The original watch appreciator has dropped by for a visit!

And just like that, the gdl vanishes again....

Speaking of watches with coffee photos, I'm not a big Milgauss fan, but I really liked this recent shot from PG. Thought it looked good on the black NATO.

Some of you probably still follow his (mainly cycling and culinary) adventures:

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^^ great watch, but i like it better on the oyster band personally. ^^
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sorry to keep barraging you all with pics of my semi kind of new watch, but i took some DSLR pics and wanted to share, forgive my narcissism.

as newcommer pointed out, the faceting on the case and lugs of some of the JLCs is amazing. dont really notice it unless you are close up, but its there all right, and so beautiful imo.

ill leave the strap and lugs pics unspoilered, and the rest of the bunch spoilered.








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Ha, I miss the old mostexerent. Of course, I am happy that PG has found himself a lady friend and some new hobbies, but Rapha does not exactly stir me.

As for the Milgauss... I like it on the black NATO when looking at it in a vacuum, but I feel like the NATO would just add more bulk to an already bulks case. At the same time, the PCLs on the Milgauss bother me. So I guess it is a no-win for me! I really like the Milgauss, but I think I would get the bracelet brushed.

And Stitch: I really, really enjoyed the pictures. Especially of the Squadra case. Pictures generally fail to show how refined the case looks. Feel free to barrage away.
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And Stitch: I really, really enjoyed the pictures. Especially of the Squadra case. Pictures generally fail to show how refined the case looks. Feel free to barrage away.

so glad you enjoyed them. i had a lot of fun taking the pics, but it was hard culling the selection down from 50+ pics.

the case really is superb in so many ways, i love it.

i think i will post maybe one more pic tomorrow and then take a break.
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The textured dial is also really cool along the minute track. Very neat.

What is the story behind that purchase by the way? i.e. how long ago did you buy it, did you buy it or your family, etc.?
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The textured dial is also really cool along the minute track. Very neat.
What is the story behind that purchase by the way? i.e. how long ago did you buy it, did you buy it or your family, etc.?

i LOVE the dial.

it has kind of a mate finish around the edge where the hour numbers are, with a shiny textured minute track and a "curtain" style guilloche in the center. the seconds sub-dial is set down beneath the watch dial and has its own track that goes around it. as well the date and AM/PM windows are set down and also have 3 "steps" leading down from the highest part of the dial to the actual wheels. and then you have the skeleton second time zone hand. there is a ton of very detailed leveling and balance to the watch that is not really picked upon at first, because the watch appears to be so clean, simple and symmetrical.

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a lot of this i had not even picked up upon until i actually had the watch. i bought it without even trying it on. only saw it in catalogues and online. as soon as JLC came out with the squadra i knew it was exactly what i wanted. and i got even more than i was expecting. it is to me a perfect watch. yes im a fanboi. dont eve care.

as to the story behind the purchase, at the time i had my B&M capeland, an ebel 1911 big date and a rolex datejust. i wanted something from a manufacture with a manufacture movement, something from a brand that was kind of a big boy. i wanted something with an exhibition case-back and deployant clasp. something iconic, something with a complication, something exactly symmetrical, and something dressy and clean. this fit the bill.

i sold the ebel on ebay and got about 700, just because i had no interest in it anymore, and ponied up for the rest. i got it from an AD that we have a connection with. this was maybe 7 years ago? as favor they gave it to me at 10% over their cost, so it was a steal. i think at the time it cost me about 3500 +/-, and now i think MSRP is like 8150, so i did pretty well i think. i am yet to come across a deal like again, BNIB from an AD.

the more i talk about this watch the happier i get. smile.gif
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the more i talk about this watch the happier i get.

The way it should be.

And you got a bargain, too? What a keeper.
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^^great post stitch. makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.....gaht dayum i love watches.
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thanks, guys! inlove.gif

watches give me that tingly feeling!
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thanks, guys! inlove.gif

watches give me that tingly feeling!

 

Love, love, love your recent posts and pictures. 'Grats on the beautiful piece, man!

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Love, love, love your recent posts and pictures. 'Grats on the beautiful piece, man!

thank you kindly, frilly my man.
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