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post #22591 of 35691

I would not be prepared to trade a single finger off any one of your hands, for a platinum minute repeater.

 

That, my dear friends, is bro-love. inlove.gif

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But one thing that's unusual AND massively desirable to me, out of that lot, is this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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...

i sold one of those in YG on ebay in december. remember? bigstar[1].gif
post #22593 of 35691

I wasn't as thoroughly "TWATted" back in December so might have missed it.  But that definitely still scores ten awesomeness points.

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I LOVE YOU ALL

<3

And that Patek 10 day whatever it is called is super hawt.

But you know, I really actually like the new Patek 5200 that was released at Basel:




For $60,000, it is a little more approachable than, say, the 10-day one that you linked to. My only qualm is with the faux bridges. That is quite strange to me. But this is definitely one of my favorite rectangular shaped watches out there right now. Especially the blue dialed beauty.
post #22595 of 35691

Hehe eight days is enough I guess!

 

Call me fussy though, but I much preferred the uncomplicated sub seconds.  And the black dial (although those are nice too).  And it has to be platinum.  Because in dreamland, it might as well be perfect. :)

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I wasn't as thoroughly "TWATted" back in December so might have missed it.  But that definitely still scores ten awesomeness points.

twas one of the highlights of my career to date. smile.gif

newcommer - that is pretty, but something about the dial throws me. maybe the very overburdened south-side, and the very unburdened north-side? nitpick tho, its a beautiful piece.
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I LOVE YOU ALL

 

So much love for TWAT going around today!

 

 

What a lovely vid.  I don't think I will ever own a minute repeater in my life.  But maybe if I won the lottery or found oil (or natural gas?) in my land, the dominion of which spreads over vast areas, in the millions of acres........

 

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newcommer - that is pretty, but something about the dial throws me. maybe the very overburdened south-side, and the very unburdened north-side? nitpick tho, its a beautiful piece.

 

There is something about the way Newcomer's name is spelled in this post by Stitchy that made me LOL.  But I cannot put my finger on it.

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Talking of which, I heard PP are making a watch with a karaoke complication. Anyone know who might be interested?

 

Wait. They are?  That would be awesome. But you know what would truly be awesome?  A PP that could you could sing into, and record your arias.  And then play it back in tune, via a minute repeater mechanism.  No software, all mechanical!

 

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post #22599 of 35691

Came for the minute repeaters, stayed for the civil discussion about cultural relativity and stereotyping. Is is classist to observe that watch folk generally skew toward the more articulate end of the spectrum?

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A fair question, to which I think the answer is only "sometimes".   I'm no watch collector (although, if it helps, my main watch is a vintage Omega!), but thanks to this thread have taken a great interest of late.  Which has led me to view posts on other forums from time to time when I had a specific question.  And that, in turn, has shown me that watch afficionados can be as rude, petty, small-minded and just plain stupid, as any other community online.  

 

However, our beloved TWAT is a veritable oasis of reason, intelligence and mannerliness - a concept so alien to the 'net that even the text editor thinks it's a typo.  I don't think watch folk are a class.  But I do think a certain class prevails in this thread.  :) 

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There is something about the way Newcomer's name is spelled in this post by Stitchy that made me LOL.  But I cannot put my finger on it.

Maybe we should, for that reason ALONE, stick to Nuke.

In regards to minute repeaters, I hate to say it, but I am COMPLETELY hooked on the concept. Shit. I wish I did not love them, but I really do. On the other hand, Tourbillons are not really my thing (lest they are hidden), so that is a plus.

And Stitch--I definitely agree that it is a bit of a bottom-heavy piece. But you know what, I kind of like it because it is a little bit odd. For some reason or another, if I am going to spend that much on a watch, it needs to have some quirk to it that brings me in.

Mimo: you know, funny enough, I really do not care for black dials on dress pieces. Purely a personal thing. I Love black-dialed sports watches, but I guess from my childhood, I always associated a white, enamel-like dial with a dress piece. I prefer white, silver, beige, or even blue-dialed dress watches.

But you are right, if you dream, you might as well dream big. The case shape on the 10-day is super aggressive too, which I enjoy.

And Omega Male: you really are not kidding about that. At the very least, people put more time and thought into their posts on this thread than others. I find that many threads on WUS are not quite to the caliber of this one.
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I've been lurking for a long (long) time but the recent cultural discussion prompts me to ask: What's wrong with his sport coat?
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I've been lurking for a long (long) time but the recent cultural discussion prompts me to ask: What's wrong with his sport coat?

You mean this bad boy?

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Do you like it, HorseHide?

If so, then just like we say about watches around here......that's all that matters.

Get your floral on.
post #22605 of 35691

my humble answer is, "because its ugly"

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