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While I try to avoid divisiveness on this beloved thread (sometimes I fail though), I find myself agreeing with the cantankerousness of hayward a lot lately
 

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#teamnoendgame

count me in!@111!!!!#!!111!
post #22428 of 39297
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

This photo does a great job illustrating the absurdity of the size of the DSSD's bracelet:

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It also does a great job illustrating how badly I want a ROO Diver.

I'm generally not a fan of the RO Offshore, but the Scuba, particularly when on a bracelet is quite nice.

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^ Do it! There's one for sale on the forums for like $12.5k right now. Excellent price... if my wrists didn't look like they belong to a 13 year old girl (and I wasn't a few $k short) it would be mine.

Divers have always been my favorite style and the AP is a homerun IMO. I've been fortunate enough to see a couple in the wild and they are truly magnificent in person.

 

edit: And on that note, I think I am going to try and save for a 39mm ROC with a rubber strap.

The one in your photo doesn't seem to come up for sale all that much these days.  Its the limited edition City of Sails.  It was only sold on a rubber strap.  However, I think several people have bought a regular 39mm ROC on a bracelet and then bought a rubber strap and deployant to add to it.  

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post
I remember years ago you could kop an old nautilus on the grey market for 10K ish. I wish i could go back lol8[1].gif

Hey, back in the late 1990s, the list price on new steel Nautilus watches was about $9700.  ADs were regularly discounting and selling them for $6K.  I didn't like the large model that was out at the time, it was a 3710 with commet torque indicator, plain black dial and roman numerals...but looking back if I had done the deal I could have just made an even swap with it for a 5711/A1.  baldy[1].gif

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For me, if I had the means this would be endgame:

 

 

slight amendment to the picture, the Lange 1 would be moonphase

I love the Lange 1, particularly the L1 Moonphase!  

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

when i tried it on, i quite liked the factory finish. not sure id prefer the all brushed. the duality of the polish and brushed is quite nice in person. im not certain, but i think there are a few places i might consider letting brush my rolex. oh wait. no there is not. that i know of anyways.
lol, dont be silly. there is no endgame.

I will have to see it in person.  Still, from my previous experience of wearing a Daytona with polished center link as a daily wearer for 5 years...the polished surfaces over time do show lots of small scratches and every finger print.  The brushed surfaces hide them to a large degree.  Oh well, still looking forward to seeing a new blue black GMT in person.

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^ funds permitting I would opt for a 39mm Panda and put it on rubber. Key phrase being "funds permitting"
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^ funds permitting I would opt for a 39mm Panda and put it on rubber. Key phrase being "funds permitting"

i had that CoS AP. It was a damn nice watch. Really miss it.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I will have to see it in person.  Still, from my previous experience of wearing a Daytona with polished center link as a daily wearer for 5 years...the polished surfaces over time do show lots of small scratches and every finger print.  The brushed surfaces hide them to a large degree.  Oh well, still looking forward to seeing a new blue black GMT in person.


no question it shows more wear, i was saying purely from an aesthetic POV im not sure which i live better. but for a daily watch, brushed surface is much more utilitarian than a high polish finish.
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

^ funds permitting I would opt for a 39mm Panda and put it on rubber. Key phrase being "funds permitting"

The Panda dial only became available much later during production, when prices were much higher.  It was also a very popular choice once it was released, so I believe it would probably cost a lot more than one of the very early 39mm ROCs.  

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


i had that CoS AP. It was a damn nice watch. Really miss it.

Oh man...was that one of the watches that got stolen?  

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


no question it shows more wear, i was saying purely from an aesthetic POV im not sure which i live better. but for a daily watch, brushed surface is much more utilitarian than a high polish finish.

Ok, I see what you are saying.  Don't get me wrong, overall its a good looking watch even with the polished parts. I guess over the years I became so used to Subs, GMTs, and Explorers and Ex2s having brushed finishes that it seems a bit odd to me to have polished lugs and center links.  But I'm sure if it was gifted to me I'd get used to it very quickly!

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Yo Frilly, how many "endgames" have you had so far? lol8[1].gif

 

I went into Wempe and picked up a rose gold Patek 5119 and said that was the endgame.  But then I "had" to get a similar piece for my other daughter so I got a 3919 in yellow gold.  And then I traded those out for the endgame perpetual calendars.  And then...

 

Too may endgames... baldy[1].gif

 

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lol, dont be silly. there is no endgame.

 

For the sake of my wallet I am hoping this is not true. On the other hand, I am spending an inordinate amount of time looking at a double red Sea-Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 which I probably shouldn't be doing.

 

Begone temptation!   cloud.gif

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no question it shows more wear, i was saying purely from an aesthetic POV im not sure which i live better. but for a daily watch, brushed surface is much more utilitarian than a high polish finish.

 

This is (was) my ding-free Daytona - worn at least once a week for several months - after 48 hours on my wife's wrist.  Let's play "spot the dings and scratches" game!

 

  

 

She was in full possession of her senses while she was wearing the Daytona, too.  Not like this young lady:

 

File written with CompuPic(R) - Photodex Corporation (http://www.photodex.com)

 

Ah, but the Daytona looks so good on her.  My wife, I mean. Not Tara Reid.  So it's hers now, to scratch and ding as much as she wants...  musicboohoo[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Ok, I see what you are saying.  Don't get me wrong, overall its a good looking watch even with the polished parts. I guess over the years I became so used to Subs, GMTs, and Explorers and Ex2s having brushed finishes that it seems a bit odd to me to have polished lugs and center links.  But I'm sure if it was gifted to me I'd get used to it very quickly!

i guess we could go back and forth on this, but ill wait til you see it on person and see what you think of the look. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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I went into Wempe and picked up a rose gold Patek 5119 and said that was the endgame.  But then I "had" to get a similar piece for my other daughter so I got a 3919 in yellow gold.  And then I traded those out for the endgame perpetual calendars.  And then...

Too may endgames... baldy%5B1%5D.gif



For the sake of my wallet I am hoping this is not true. On the other hand, I am spending an inordinate amount of time looking at a double red Sea-Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 which I probably shouldn't be doing.

Begone temptation!   cloud.gif



This is (was) my ding-free Daytona - worn at least once a week for several months - after 48 hours on my wife's wrist.  Let's play "spot the dings and scratches" game!


  



She was in full possession of her senses while she was wearing the Daytona, too.  Not like this young lady:

File written with CompuPic(R) - Photodex Corporation (http://www.photodex.com)


Ah, but the Daytona looks so good on her.  My wife, I mean. Not Tara Reid.  So it's hers now, to scratch and ding as much as she wants...  musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

lol, for you sir, there is unquestionably.... NO END GAME. DEAL WITH IT!
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So my previous end game post was all wrong, BOTH images were incorrect and in need of amendment

 

Regarding the Patek, I prefer the 5110 (not the 5130) for a few reasons (guilloche dial and the hands are superior than the 5130 scissor hour hand IMHO). Sorry Newcomer, but the cloisonne dial does nothing for me. We cant be soulmates about everything I guess smack.gif

 

 

And heres a proper Lange 1 Moonphase pic

 

 

I'm glad thats off my chest. Please make donations to my paypal account. PM me for more details. lol8[1].gif

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Also, Scott and others who are interested in O&J, Hodinkee has a cool video today about visiting their studio!

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/the-road-to-basel-episode-7-the-rigorously-simple-watches-of-ochs-and-junior

Thanks, read that this morning. I'm loving the patina dual time... damn.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

My rolex wish list

Rolex 1675 (pepsi GMT)
Rolex 1016 or 114270 (explorer 1)
Rolex 5513 (sub)

Nice list, though I could be persuaded to add these:

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Here are pics from Xavier ("foversta") of PuristSPro from a recent Patek event in Paris that I just had to share.  A bunch of us love the Nautilus 5711/1A of course.  So here's a lovely shot of one guest wearing a Nautilus:

 

 

And then... BAM:

 

 

See that diamond in the bottom?  That's right.  That's a 5711 in frigging platinum.  I don't even know how much this might cost - I don't see any references in the secondary market.  Special order perhaps?  Limited run from a few years back?

 

This is kind of like running into Clark Kent and seeing him open that shirt and reveal an "S."  

 

(By the way, it's not an "S."  In my world, it means hope)

 

Anyway, this is interesting because for many folks it's difficult to distinguish between a stainless steel watch and a platinum piece... assuming the finishing is similar.  From the first picture alone I couldn't tell that this was anything other than a regular 5711/1A.  You don't get "bragging rights" necessarily for sporting a 5711 in platinum, since most folks won't notice - but you know what's on your wrist, and I suppose that's all that matters.

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

So my previous end game post was all wrong, BOTH images were incorrect and in need of amendment

 

 

And heres a proper Lange 1 Moonphase pic

 

 

I'm glad thats off my chest. Please make donations to my paypal account. PM me for more details. lol8[1].gif

I love the Lange 1 Moonphase in platinum!  Absolutely stunning!!!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Here are pics from Xavier ("foversta") of PuristSPro from a recent Patek event in Paris that I just had to share.  A bunch of us love the Nautilus 5711/1A of course.  So here's a lovely shot of one guest wearing a Nautilus:

 

 

And then... BAM:

 

 

See that diamond in the bottom?  That's right.  That's a 5711 in frigging platinum.  I don't even know how much this might cost - I don't see any references in the secondary market.  Special order perhaps?  Limited run from a few years back?

 

This is kind of like running into Clark Kent and seeing him open that shirt and reveal an "S."  

 

(By the way, it's not an "S."  In my world, it means hope)

 

Anyway, this is interesting because for many folks it's difficult to distinguish between a stainless steel watch and a platinum piece... assuming the finishing is similar.  From the first picture alone I couldn't tell that this was anything other than a regular 5711/1A.  You don't get "bragging rights" necessarily for sporting a 5711 in platinum, since most folks won't notice - but you know what's on your wrist, and I suppose that's all that matters.

Wow...that is quite a surprise, a platinum Nautilus.  I knew that years ago Patek made the Nautilus in all WG, but didn't remember it being made in platinum.  Awesome.  I wonder how heavy that feels when its on a persons wrist.  Must have some serious heft to it with that solid platinum bracelet!

 

I'd probably still have to tell Superman, that in my world its the letter S"   wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Wow...that is quite a surprise, a platinum Nautilus.  I knew that years ago Patek made the Nautilus in all WG, but didn't remember it being made in platinum.  Awesome.  I wonder how heavy that feels when its on a persons wrist.  Must have some serious heft to it with that solid platinum bracelet!

 

I'd probably still have to tell Superman, that in my world its the letter S"   wink.gif

 

Wasn't it a surprise? Yes, there were 5711s in WG, even YG I believe (on a strap) but never a platinum.  I wouldn't know where to get one, even if I could theoretically afford one.  And so much for the 5711 "feeling so light it disappears on your wrist."  Hehe.

 

Maybe if some of these structures were made of platinum, they would have stood up to this beat-down between Superman and Faora:

 

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