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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

That's nothing.  You should see the bracelet on my wife's Tank Francaise.  If I didn't know better I would think she ties to the back of her car each morning and drags it to work.  

 

Pics didn't quite capture the extent of scratching, but yeah, I believe ya with your wife's Tank.  I admit I get a bit nervous when my wife puts on the 5040 (her favorite) or the 3970, but somehow she takes better care of those versus the ones on steel bracelets.

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

First, and most important, Kate Up... err your presence has been missed on this thread, immensely.
I am so glad that my current lady friend has inexpensive tastes smile.gif. Thank goodness she has not googled my watches yet. nest.gif

 

Hah hah, thanks Newcomer.  How are the review sessions coming along (or have I been gone for so long that you're already done!)?  

 

My wife has incredibly strong willpower.  She is actually well versed in fine timepieces and jewelry (pearls, diamonds, etc) - but she would never spend for herself (although she enjoys looking and learning quite a bit).  I have become her enabler on the timepiece side.

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Also, had a little photo shoot tonight, thought y'all may enjoy!
 

 

I love these watches of yours, and I love how you take great pictures of them.  Kudos to you and Stitchy for continuing to fuel TWAT with these awesome shots. 

 

As for me today, a not-so-awesome shot of summer wear with my trusty 3970 in yellow gold.  Off-white linen pants, purple striped socks from Phineas Cole, olive wingtips from Corthay.  Who's afraid of wearing green and purple?  Not the Incredible Hulk.  And certainly not me.

 

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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Dino-- great looking pup, what breed is that? Looks kinda like a chow/malamute mix to me...

Nope, he's much larger than those breeds.  He is about 145 lbs, and maybe closer in size to a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.  See below for the answer. 

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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Is Thor a Leonberger?

Here is Jabba

Named after Jabba Jahda Ah Der Ahd,

Jabba's a handsome pup.  They gray whiskers suggest he is a senior citizen in the dog world?  Nope, Thor isn't a Leonberger, although that is another good guess.  I like Leonbergers.  Really beautiful dogs, although I've only ever seen one in person once.  Thor is an Ovcharka.  They are from Eastern Europe and love cold weather and snow. 

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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

Re: product placement, iirc JLC is Tony Stark's watch of choice, at least in the first movie. They even got the name in the script

You may want to check on that.  I was fairly certain that he had a Bvlgari...although maybe I'm remembering a different Iron Man movie.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

oh, for the past 20 odd years i have been using need for want. 

I do that all the time!!!  It must be a SF thing...or maybe the result of my eating too many Hamentashen over the years!  

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First Iron Man he wore Bulgari.
Second he wore JLC.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Pics didn't quite capture the extent of scratching, but yeah, I believe ya with your wife's Tank.  I admit I get a bit nervous when my wife puts on the 5040 (her favorite) or the 3970, but somehow she takes better care of those versus the ones on steel bracelets.

 

 

Hah hah, thanks Newcomer.  How are the review sessions coming along (or have I been gone for so long that you're already done!)?  

 

My wife has incredibly strong willpower.  She is actually well versed in fine timepieces and jewelry (pearls, diamonds, etc) - but she would never spend for herself (although she enjoys looking and learning quite a bit).  I have become her enabler on the timepiece side.

 

As for me today, a not-so-awesome shot of summer wear with my trusty 3970 in yellow gold.  Off-white linen pants, purple striped socks from Phineas Cole, olive wingtips from Corthay.  Who's afraid of wearing green and purple?  Not the Incredible Hulk.  And certainly not me.

 

Hey Frills,

 

On the few occasions where the Mrs. did wear one of my watches, my old Explorer 114270 and a Daytona, she was much more careful with the watches than she normally is.  Although, I was still a bit nervous.  Her Cartier TF takes a real beating as her daily wearer.  Her dressier watch is a steel and rose gold Datejust, that she rarely wears.  She has talked about getting a real dress watch, JLC Reverso or Piaget.  She is very well versed in watches and jewelry (she might even be a bigger movement snob than me.  She won't consider a quartz watch.  I even have to remind her I own a quartz watch, a ref 17000 Rolex OYSTERQUARTZ).  I think when push come to shove, generally she would rather have jewelry than another watch.  

 

IIRC Newcomer should still be studying.  The Bar exams are (or at least used to be) around the last week in July.  Keep studying Newcomer!

 

Hulk Like green and purple together.  Hulk also a fan of Phineas Cole socks and neckties.  

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That MUT Moon! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I'm pushing that one to the very top of my list. It will complement my chrono very nicely.

Just love a blued seconds (or chrono) hand icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Thread needs more dog pics.


Apparently she's left handed (just like me)
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Also, had a little photo shoot tonight, thought y'all may enjoy!


My man! (blue monster looks even more ridiculous next to all the fine watches in this thread)

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Thanks bud, learned from the best. Thought I might as well (finally) put that Rubi square to use smile.gif.

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

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The Orange Monster is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It is officially the oldest watch in my collection. If you can afford it, I strongly urge anyone to purchase.
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Very nice.

Thanks trip-d.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i need an ultra slim dress watch. frown.gif

No need to be sad, nothing is better than when you have convinced yourself you "need" something.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

That JLC is just gorgeous.

Thanks Roger!
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The more I read this thread, the more meaningless my definition of "need" becomes...

There is no want, only need.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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Very nice. Batman challenging the hulk. I need to pick up another pair of Corthays. Unfortunately, I bought my first pair a little too big. Bought them after a long day walking around in Paris, and when I came back stateside, they were half a size too big. Alas!

And the review is coming along... about halfway there.

And you? An enabler? I am shocked...
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

That MUT Moon! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I'm pushing that one to the very top of my list. It will complement my chrono very nicely.

Just love a blued seconds (or chrono) hand icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

That may be my favorite dress chrono. And that includes the "big dogs." It amazes me how much the 'feel' of the various watches in the Master collection differ. The blue seconds hand seriously makes those watches too.
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post


My man! (blue monster looks even more ridiculous next to all the fine watches in this thread)

Ooooh a blue monster! Snazzy! Hey, there is no need to be ashamed of a Monster. It holds its own more than adequately. In house movement--check; original design--check; built like a tank--check; one of the best bracelets ever--check; quirky--check. What is not to love?
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Nice shooz, Frilly.

dcg, I hear the Speedmaster is perfect for timing naps LOL.

Loving the canines!

What a group.

And you guys watch Iron Man movies for the timepieces.
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And Gwyneth Paltrow. TWATters love ladies.
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NonServiam - delicious pic, as always.

dcg - dag looking good

frills - give me that watch. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Using "need for want" was what built SF.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Thanks bud, learned from the best. Thought I might as well (finally) put that Rubi square to use smile.gif.

blush.gif you are too kind.
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No need to be sad, nothing is better than when you have convinced yourself you "need" something.

the sad part is the lack of funds.

i was browsing my JLC catalogue and i LOVE this. want so bad.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Very nice. Batman challenging the hulk. I need to pick up another pair of Corthays. Unfortunately, I bought my first pair a little too big. Bought them after a long day walking around in Paris, and when I came back stateside, they were half a size too big. Alas!
 

 

I quite like Corthay.  For whatever reason the cognoscenti in some short-lived SF threads do not seem to like Corthay all that much, but the lasts really work for me and I like the shape of their 001 last right off as RTW. 

 

This wingtip, for example, may appear to have a pretty "empty" vamp but I quite like the overall design, and the burnishing and blend of brown and olive is incredible in person, IMHO:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Nice shooz, Frilly.

And you guys watch Iron Man movies for the timepieces.

 

Thanks, Keith T!  I don't watch Iron Man movies me-self for timepieces heh heh.  But the movie does bring in some interesting design/style elements.  I can't imagine there hasn't been a resurgence in interest in, say, Matsuda eyewear after being featured in the movie.  Or, for that matter, Google searches related to "What eyeglasses does Tony Stark wear?"  Hah!

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hey Frills,

 

On the few occasions where the Mrs. did wear one of my watches, my old Explorer 114270 and a Daytona, she was much more careful with the watches than she normally is.  Although, I was still a bit nervous.  Her Cartier TF takes a real beating as her daily wearer.  Her dressier watch is a steel and rose gold Datejust, that she rarely wears.  She has talked about getting a real dress watch, JLC Reverso or Piaget.  She is very well versed in watches and jewelry (she might even be a bigger movement snob than me.  She won't consider a quartz watch.  I even have to remind her I own a quartz watch, a ref 17000 Rolex OYSTERQUARTZ).  I think when push come to shove, generally she would rather have jewelry than another watch.  

 

Hulk Like green and purple together.  Hulk also a fan of Phineas Cole socks and neckties.  

 

I don't worry as much about the 114270 when the wife wears it, although perhaps I should, since the lugs and bezel are mirror polished and prone to showing wear and tear. The brushed bracelet links are awesome for standing up to such abuse... which is why I am worried that the wife knows how to work the easy link clasp, setting the bracelet to exactly her right size.  The 116520's polished center links and that "classically ding-able and un-polish-able" Daytona bezel raises the anxiety hackles!  Hah hah!

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Ooooh a blue monster! Snazzy! Hey, there is no need to be ashamed of a Monster. It holds its own more than adequately. In house movement--check; original design--check; built like a tank--check; one of the best bracelets ever--check; quirky--check. What is not to love?

All true. Hey, I said it was ridiculous, not that I was ashamed smile.gif. But I like your use of "quirky"!
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


dcg, I hear the Speedmaster is perfect for timing naps LOL.

Loving the canines!

I'm not sure if that functionality was part of the NASA testing, but it has been part of mine, and I'm happy to report that the Speedy is performing up to specifications.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


dcg - dag looking good

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif You are the man for helping me to acquire the Speedmaster!
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This is Sylvia.





She is a mixed-breed "rescue" dog. About three years old.


Sylvia is also a big fan of the Cartier Roadster. (Coincidentally....who knew?)


If you were to suggest that it is an "uninspired" piece from a "jewelry house" that runs on a "pedestrian" movement, she will bark at you very loudly, and demand to be taken for a walk.

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+1 for the rescue dogs. My rescue loves watches, but to chew unfortunately.

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