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New guy here, thought I would post up a pic of my daytona. 

 

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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...).

interesting Mimo. I lived in Dubai for almost a year and would agree 100%. People are always fascinated that I have actually lived there, not just visited... but are confused when I tell them it's not what all the marketing would have one believe. Not to digress too much but yeah it's basically an open-air, 24/7 construction site populated with money hungry hypocrites ... and there are a lot of expensive watches over there.
In fact one of my friends who happens to be a sheik and the grandson of the sovereign ruler of Ras-al-Khaimah told me that one of the most common ways they smuggle money out of the UAE is by buying crazy expensive watches and then selling them in Europe, Asia or wherever they go to have extra spending cash. This is considering that the declaration free limit on cash import/export in the UAE is $60,000 USD (if you didn't know, in the US it's only $10K). wow... to be an oil-rich sheik!
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New guy here, thought I would post up a pic of my daytona. 

cool.. so let's see the watch. patch[1].gif
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This page has too much joy to thumb! I find myself in Dino's camp again on the watches: the freaky designs are cool but there aren't many I would actually want to wear.

However, that floral smoking jacket is the bomb and I would totally wear it for some special social occasion. smile.gif

(What's more, Nuke, I'm already sold on the 47mm Panny as being within the bounds of normality).

Edit: I meant the last page was full of joy. This one's pretty average, if I'm honest. I will try to thoink of something uplifting to post a bit later.
Edited by mimo - 7/2/13 at 1:05am
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This uplifts a certain part of me. It is just ... right.

 

 

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Longines Flagship Heritage, I really like the classic sub dial for second hand and its colours!

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I am looking at buying a Titanium Skagen 585XLTMXB. Haven't really heard of the brand before and the price some fairly cheap, just wondering if anyone can comment on the quality of the brand overall. Cheers.

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Nice designs, quartz movements from China.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 I could see someone appreciating a Journe, reliable or not. 

 

Definitely agree, on the less outlandish and complicated models.  Dino speak truth.  This one I drool over (I said I would find something uplifting for this page...):

 

 

 

And the obligatory rear shot of course:

 

 

 

 

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This uplifts a certain part of me. It is just ... right.

 

 

My "just right" is probably a no date Oyster, with the non-fluted bezel, on an Oyster bracelet, maybe with the silver dial.  And yeah, the stick markers.  But I get yours too - very attractive.  What draws me to Rolex is always the simplest things - the stainless steel Daytona, the plain black Submariner etc.  Although some of the fancier models are appealing, I think their "standards" are so iconic, that sometimes less is more.  One day I will have one.  


Edited by mimo - 7/2/13 at 4:40am
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nice rolex up there, and the longines too.

i love journes designs.

also, we bought a rolex turnograph yesterday!
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Originally Posted by mMontebello View Post

New guy here, thought I would post up a pic of my daytona. 

 

Welcome.  Very nice Daytona, there are a few Daytona owners here at the forum.  Definitely an iconic watch.

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Definitely agree, on the less outlandish and complicated models.  Dino speak truth.  This one I drool over (I said I would find something uplifting for this page...):

 

 

 

And the obligatory rear shot of course:

 

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That's a piece I really like.  I've also seen one other piece that I think had a moon phase or power reserve that was very handsome (its been a while and I don't follow there watches closely).  I do think their simpler pieces are really good looking, now if only they could focus some effort on reliability.

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My "just right" is probably a no date Oyster, with the non-fluted bezel, on an Oyster bracelet, maybe with the silver dial.  And yeah, the stick markers.  But I get yours too - very attractive.  What draws me to Rolex is always the simplest things - the stainless steel Daytona, the plain black Submariner etc.  Although some of the fancier models are appealing, I think their "standards" are so iconic, that sometimes less is more.  One day I will have one.  

 

No argument from me. I have a pretty strong black/silver fetish so am drawn to clean combinations of the two. And I like the white gold bezel on the 16014 for a touch of visual interest when you're keeping everything else deliberately understated. Often thought a blue stick dial DJ on a brown leather strap would make a great jeans watch.

 

(Wanders off to check Chrono24.)

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Longines Flagship Heritage, I really like the classic sub dial for second hand and its colours!

 

Sweet.
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I apologise in advance if my watch collection is really Asian, but I am Asian. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


Rolex Datejust 36mm in action


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

Cheers, DJ and SUB are my favorite watches, they take up around 70% of my wrist time. satisfied.gif
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wurger, I like that off-white/cream looking dial on your Longines....amps up the overall vintage looks. Wondering if you've ever tried it on a lighter colored strap? I think that would be extra sweet on a honey croc.

mMontebello, nice Daytona. Great all-around watch.
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