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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Mimo, glad to see you have reached a state of enlightenment, and seen the way of the Dino wink.gif

 

Because if you didn't see the way of the Dino......

 

G44

 

But, back to watches: no one has responded to what watch Khan Noonien Singh might wear.  I propose that this is the watch that Godzilla might wear.  Ornate carvings match his not-exactly-silky-soft-skin texture, and the blue might match that dragon fire he breathes.

 

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Plus, doesn't the 6002G really strike you as a "Godzilla" watch - if you have Rolexes labeled "Hulk" or "Batman"?

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Yes, I guess that was more what I was trying to say. I do prefer to hear the rationale behind a purchase, and the general context. And I really enjoyed the guided tour post, VERY cool.

Mwahaha, I already saved that picture into my watch pr0n drive smile.gif.
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I am sure Patek would really appreciate you making that nickname stick Frills. I feel like your next visit to their office would be less welcoming smile.gif.
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Wow...that's really a fantastic watch!  Love it!!!

its a vintage piece that apparently is quite rare in that it is 40mm, not the standard 36mm that was being used back then. i think its amazing.

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frills - great links. the 5550 and 5140 are delicious.
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I apologise in advance if my watch collection is really Asian, but I am Asian. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Rolex Datejust 36mm in action

 

A classic.  And hey, being Asian ain't anything to apologize for. foo.gif

 

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WIS eugenics

 

 

what would khan wear?

 

Hmm.  A watch genetically engineered to be superior to its forebears?  First that comes to my mind is a DSSD. 


Or if not, a DSSD, then in that spirit, this one:

 

 

http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2012/03/rolex-sea-dweller-deepsea-challenge_21.html

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I am sure Patek would really appreciate you making that nickname stick Frills. I feel like your next visit to their office would be less welcoming smile.gif.

 

Hahaha - all I can say is: if I had the resources and the nerve (guts? style? cojones?) to have a 6002G as a daily wearer, I will also probably feel like Godzilla, able to stomp around and destroy entire blocks of buildings with a single swipe of my tail or with my fiery breath.

 

Also, Godzilla has to satisfy mimo's bottom-heavy preferences.  I mean, he has to.

 

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frills - great links. the 5550 and 5140 are delicious.

 

Aren't they?  Side by side, great pics, etc.  But a detailed report of that level is the least I've come to expect, given the access that's typically given to PuristS guys!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Because if you didn't see the way of the Dino......

 

G44

 

But, back to watches: no one has responded to what watch Khan Noonien Singh might wear.  I propose that this is the watch that Godzilla might wear.  Ornate carvings match his not-exactly-silky-soft-skin texture, and the blue might match that dragon fire he breathes.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Plus, doesn't the 6002G really strike you as a "Godzilla" watch - if you have Rolexes labeled "Hulk" or "Batman"?

nod[1].gif- what happens if he didn't see the way of the Dino. 

 

 

As for the 6002G,...while the engraving may remind one of Godzilla's rough outer skin, sadly I think its finish more strongly mirrors the style of a flamboyant piano player of the past, and would be more aptly nick named the Liberace!  

 

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Also, Godzilla has to satisfy mimo's bottom-heavy preferences.  I mean, he has to.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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i meant no racism in my posts. 
 

 

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I just want to echo Stitchy's sentiments here. I meant no racism in my posts, but I apologize if they came across as such.
 

 

 

Gents I know you're good people and some of my favourite members of this forum (most of whom seem to be TWATters, somehow), and I don't want to bang on about this excessively.  But Nuke is right that making "assumptions that may or may not tie in with culture" is the issue.  It seems deeply hypocritical in this thread of all places to make assumptions about people who collect expensive watches, while knowing nothing at all about who they are.  After all, there are plenty of others who will make assumptions that someone's gold Daytona means he's a pimp/drug dealer, or that the guy at the mall in the Ferrari must have an unusually small penis.  All we do know is that they were invited collectors who had some interesting and varied, and often non TWAT-approved pieces.  Which is fine.  But the automatic attribution of the hackneyed stereotype "oil-rich Arab sheikhs, probably don't know anything just buy whatever's expensive" etc., is not only an unjustified assumption about anonymous strangers, but deliberately demeaning.  It's just one of those throwaway remarks that lesser minds assume everyone else accepts, like muggers being black or Jews being stingy, or there being no dentists in England.  (OK, that last one is a bit true...)

 

Of course these things tend to sting more when, as Nuke points out, there is a a basis of truth, and frankly I find Dubai to be the most repellent place, run for and by some of the most hideous people I've ever met (both local, and among the 85% of the population who are foreigners).  But I also know a lot of good people from in and around this region, some of them even from the UAE.  And just for the record, Dubai doesn't really have any oil, and I think the company in question is actually of Indian origin.  More importantly, I think we all know there are good and bad folks everywhere, whatever their taste in watches (!), and I find  stereotypes that might be seen as bigoted, to be below the intellectual level of this thread (more suited to Streetwear and Denim, maybe...).

 

Anyway, I'm sure I'm stating the obvious here; you're all smart guys.  I apologise if this comes across as over-worthy or sensitive, which might be ironic as casual racial abuse is a key element of many of my closest personal relationships.  I think that's the thing though - it's only funny if it's between friends.  Talking of which, I heard PP are making a watch with a karaoke complication.  Anyone know who might be interested?

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We all friends, right? fistbump.gif

 


 

Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post
Also Mimo, back on a more light-hearted topic. That Tank looks delicious. Did you have a chance to try the Solo XL with automatic movement? The quartz does look very nice on your wrist though. As for the Ballon Bleu... eh I would prefer to keep that to the womenz.

 

It's a 42mm monster; I think it would have to be a mighty woman.  But I see what you did there. tounge.gif

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Also, Godzilla has to satisfy mimo's bottom-heavy preferences.  I mean, he has to.

 

 

Yeah, species and gender I generally take as read before I get to butt shape.  You are a peculiar man.  But I like you.

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or there being no dentists in England. (OK, that last one is a bit true...)

Now who is being casually racist?
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I'm English; that part's called "self-deprecating humour". 

 

Anyway, sorry for the digression into do-gooding.  I almost forgot the watches in that link.  Almost.

 

The interesting ones, I suppose, should be all those oddities - specially commissioned "collectibles" that are rarely seen.  But maybe because I'm not a collector, they are more novelties to me than objects of desire.  Ditto the specials from less TWAT-beloved makers like Tag and Hublot: interesting, but I don't want one.  It's just refreshing to see something different.

 

In the objects of desire category, the 5970 is definitely a super-grail.  I love everything about it (but I'm with Red Devil, give me a "P" please, Bob...).  It's not at all novel or unusual really, in that in simple terms it looks a lot like a dozen other PPs and the layout is hardly unusual.  It's just something well-established, done fabulously well.  That's why it looks so much like something you'd want to wear (cf 6002G!).

 

But one thing that's unusual AND massively desirable to me, out of that lot, is this:

 

 

And of course, its slender-but-yet-so-special, behind.  This, Frilly, is your Kate-whateverhernameisgenericthinblondewoman. nod[1].gif

 

 

I saw one for sale online a little while back, and, other-worldly-priced as it was, it still made me stop fantasising about Langes for...oh...hours...


Edited by mimo - 7/1/13 at 9:29am
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im in love.
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I LOVE YOU ALL

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Watch out Mimo our friends across the water really believe it!
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I LOVE YOU ALL



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