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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
Dino944 - an astute observation. I am sure you just missed it, but the shoes in that red shade ("vintage cherry") matches the TOG's red accents too. 

 

I actually, looked at the shoes in the photo, but couldn't tell if they were more brown than red...sometimes monitor setting can what things look like on the screen vs in person, however they definitely work well with what you were wearing.  You should have no doubt, I knew that Mr. Bruce Wayne would have shoes that perfectly matched his outfit.  

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Congratulations, Frilly!  Maybe your watch "dealer" had a word with the IRS "Yeah, this guy's definitely a keeper, believe me..."

 

Does this mean I can't call you "Imelda" any more? :)

 

Hah hah - maybe! You never know who the IRS is looking into these days... as for "Imelda" and other monikers, it's always an honor whatever you call me.  Was it you that also coined the term "frillyvolous?"  I love that!

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I actually, looked at the shoes in the photo, but couldn't tell if they were more brown than red...sometimes monitor setting can what things look like on the screen vs in person, however they definitely work well with what you were wearing.  You should have no doubt, I knew that Mr. Bruce Wayne would have shoes that perfectly matched his outfit.  

 

You're right!  It's far closer to red - here's a better close-up pic.

 

 

Watch-wise I don't really have a strap that "goes perfectly" with "vintage cherry" but I think that matching everything means I'm probably trying too hard (perfectly matching belt color?  matching underwear...?!  Heh heh). 

 

The general theme was "red, white and blue" (surprise!), so I chose the white metal 3970P even though it was on a black strap (which is eminently adaptable anyway).

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Those Deco last actually looks a lot better on the foot than I thought it would. The Collcutt is my favorite of the bunch as well!
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Question from a long-time lurker: I travel a fair amount and have been looking for a good work watch that helps me juggle different time zones. I picked up the new white dial Explorer II (I'm a Rolex fan - I have a Daytona and Sub) but the GMT feature isn't doing it for me. I find myself "calculating" what time it is in the other city and I don't need a complication to do that (unless I'm in India where they are a half hour off UTC - usually I'm so jet lagged when I'm there that knowing what time it is back home is the least of my worries). I'm fast coming to the conclusion that my brain isn't wired to work with a GMT watch.

So that leads me to dual time watches. I plan to look at the AP RO Dual Time (I know there's a lot of love for the RO among this group and I appreciate the craftsmanship but I've never been drawn to them before now) and a couple of the JLCs (Dual Time, World Geographic and Reverso Duo). Thoughts on these? Any others I should check out? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Question from a long-time lurker: I travel a fair amount and have been looking for a good work watch that helps me juggle different time zones. I picked up the new white dial Explorer II (I'm a Rolex fan - I have a Daytona and Sub) but the GMT feature isn't doing it for me. I find myself "calculating" what time it is in the other city and I don't need a complication to do that (unless I'm in India where they are a half hour off UTC - usually I'm so jet lagged when I'm there that knowing what time it is back home is the least of my worries). I'm fast coming to the conclusion that my brain isn't wired to work with a GMT watch.

So that leads me to dual time watches. I plan to look at the AP RO Dual Time (I know there's a lot of love for the RO among this group and I appreciate the craftsmanship but I've never been drawn to them before now) and a couple of the JLCs (Dual Time, World Geographic and Reverso Duo). Thoughts on these? Any others I should check out? Thanks.

The Jaeger Master Home Time or Master Geographique would fit the bill for you, and are the nicest/most versatile of that bunch, IMO. The World Geo is a little busy, I think, and the Breitling world time watch is a little less so. In the RO price range, you could also probably get a pre-owned PP world time.

I was recently in the market for a similar watch and picked up a Frederique Constant World Time. Much less cachet to the brand, but also much less costly. I couldn't get past the fact that the JLC Master Geo looks a little like a winking robot.
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For a reasonably priced dual-time zone watch, I would look at the Nomos Weltzeit.

I think it is a great watch for a great price. The FC Worldtimer would also be great. Honestly, it just depends on what your budget is.

Here is a nice write-up: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2011/9/6/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-nomos-zurich-weltzeit.html

Also, I would second the JLC Master Hometime suggestion.
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Big fan of the Nomos Weltzeit. Tried it on at Wempe and almost pulled the trigger - if it was 2mm smaller it might have been mine.

As for JLC world timers, there is the JLC's World Geographique which avoids the winking robot (damn you ChicagoRon - what has been seen can not be unseen).

Frilly - congratulations on becoming a US citizen!
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Question from a long-time lurker: I travel a fair amount and have been looking for a good work watch that helps me juggle different time zones. I picked up the new white dial Explorer II (I'm a Rolex fan - I have a Daytona and Sub) but the GMT feature isn't doing it for me. I find myself "calculating" what time it is in the other city and I don't need a complication to do that (unless I'm in India where they are a half hour off UTC - usually I'm so jet lagged when I'm there that knowing what time it is back home is the least of my worries). I'm fast coming to the conclusion that my brain isn't wired to work with a GMT watch.

So that leads me to dual time watches. I plan to look at the AP RO Dual Time (I know there's a lot of love for the RO among this group and I appreciate the craftsmanship but I've never been drawn to them before now) and a couple of the JLCs (Dual Time, World Geographic and Reverso Duo). Thoughts on these? Any others I should check out? Thanks.

Realize that this may not be in the budget, but every time someone brings up the idea of a dual-time watch, I can't help but think of the H. Moser & Cie Nomad.  

Rose Gold Version (Click to show)

Platinum Version (Click to show)

Not only is it a beautiful watch, but the design is remarkably clever - the red hand, which marks the 2nd time zone (and can be set in 1-hour increments via the crown), can also be hidden behind the hour hand when not in use.  More details at Hodinkee: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-the-h-moser-nomad but safe to say that I fell in love with this watch as soon as I saw it (which happened as part of this wonderful thread, although I can't find/remember who posted it originally).  I've got to believe that they're hard to find, unfortunately, as the Hodinkee article says H. Moser & Cie only produces 1,200 watches / year in total.  

 

I'm reasonably sure the girlfriend would strangle me if she knew how much I lusted after this watch...My savings in the short to medium-term need to be going towards other, shinier, one-time expenses...

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I don't use the GMT function but I love my JLC Dualtime/Hometime:

 

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so much to catch up on! bounce2.gif
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Oh thank you sir. Reading this thread at this point would be like something of a very, very long novel. I am pleased to say I have read every page. Gosh that it is a lot of pages.

i think i have read it all also, but im not sure. i may have done some scanning through some parts, lol.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Stitchy, I've been out on vacation since 7/6.... and my eyes are now watering from about 20 pages of TWAT catch-up... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(OMG did I just create a new condiment? Y'all know what I mean.)
...but anyway +1 on the new piece ....definitely want to see a wrist shot ASAP.
I will simply add for now that I love the blue dial/red accent combo (reminds me of the Monaco) and it's great that this one will "scratch the datejust itch" for you.
Being totally honest, the one thing that bugs me about the TOG is the fluted bezel with numbers. I realize that's the whole point, just not crazy about it.
Just me.
And that's not to rain on your parade, I swear.
Very happy for you, mayne.
And you got a BONUS coming your way, too?
Must be livin' right.

thanks, keith. i hear ya about the fluted bezel (dressy) + numbers (sporty). but i think it fits with the overall look of the watch very well.
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Mate, you are one of the few lucky blokes working at where your hobby is at!

for the most part icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif but sometimes its ffffuuuu.gif its not always fun and games. it is a job after all. but im very happy and thankful to have landed where i did. it wasnt always this way for me.
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Originally Posted by ExhibitA View Post

send a wrist shot when it's in your possession.  great choice, the TOG is really nice. 

thanks! i certainly will.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

It's a great look - can't blame you for falling in love with that beautiful blue dial and red accents! 'Grats again - on the watch and the incoming bonus! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Haven't shared that tidbit with my TWAT brothers, so here goes: after 15 years in the US of A, finally became eligible for citizenship and took the oath this morning.  Bam!  In the words of that famous US citizen M.C. Hammer, I guess I had to prove I was legit!  Too legit to quit!



thanks! and congrats again to you!!!!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hey Frills, congrats on becoming a citizen!   I just noticed that your suit, shirt, and tie are nearly a perfect match for Stitchy's new Turn-O-Graph!

now, if i find an outfit to match one of his PPs, we can do a trade!! BRILLIANT!!!
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Just finished reading your little blurb stitchy--great story! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I think you made the right decision. The blue dial and red accents on the ToG are just spectacular. I cannot believe I never that watch even existed.
And you know, the funny thing about the one that got away is that sometimes she is not as great as you remember. Although I know that you always missed your old DJ, I think that this one is the perfect marriage between new and old. I think it will bring you lots of joy! The bracelet is a huge part of a sports watch, and if you do not love it, that is a bit bummer.
I could see it be very difficult to get rid of a Rolex. I think that I could bear with losing my JLC MUT Moon over my Speedmaster. Although I certainly prefer my MUT Moon, as it is objectively a better watch, I love the fact that I can strap on the Speedmaster and do whatever I want with it.
I look forward to seeing some wrist pics! Especially some comparison pics with your PAM.

thanks again, so glad you enjoyed. excellent points there about things not always be quite what we remember them.

ill try to write up a comparison post of babies after the new addition gets some wear time. im still trying to figure out how i will give them equal time. gotta be fair.
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Absolutely stunning! Congrats!

thanks, dude!
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

Question from a long-time lurker: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I travel a fair amount and have been looking for a good work watch that helps me juggle different time zones. I picked up the new white dial Explorer II (I'm a Rolex fan - I have a Daytona and Sub) but the GMT feature isn't doing it for me. I find myself "calculating" what time it is in the other city and I don't need a complication to do that (unless I'm in India where they are a half hour off UTC - usually I'm so jet lagged when I'm there that knowing what time it is back home is the least of my worries). I'm fast coming to the conclusion that my brain isn't wired to work with a GMT watch.

So that leads me to dual time watches. I plan to look at the AP RO Dual Time (I know there's a lot of love for the RO among this group and I appreciate the craftsmanship but I've never been drawn to them before now) and a couple of the JLCs (Dual Time, World Geographic and Reverso Duo). Thoughts on these? Any others I should check out? Thanks.

im slightly biased, but i love the JLC squadra hometime. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
im slightly biased, but i love the JLC squadra hometime. smile.gif

 

+1.

 

Speaking of JLC, I may just get myself another Jaeger LeCoultre because of how awesome I thought Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was.  Kaiju versus Jaegers - BOOM!

 

Disclaimer: I grew up in Asia on a steady diet of Godzilla, Mothra, Voltes V, Daimos, Mazinger Z, etc.  I'm positively biased towards the themes from Pacific Rim.

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frilly, back up for a second. "another Jaeger LeCoultre" you say. what JLC(s) do you have now? i only know of your daytona and 3 PPs off the top of my head.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

frilly, back up for a second. "another Jaeger LeCoultre" you say. what JLC(s) do you have now? i only know of your daytona and 3 PPs off the top of my head.

 

Ah, true - I did get one JLC but it was for the missus.  Guess what it was?  And guess where I got the idea?

 

 

That's right, Mr Squadra fan.  You.  biggrin.gif

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oh, lol. i well remember that fantastic and well advised *cough cough haha* purchase.

i thought you meant you had some of your own. now, i know that you and your mrs share some of the frilly family time pieces, but i would imagine, and hope, that that particular JLC does not get any wrist time from you. : )
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I wore this to Pacific Rim, thought it was fitting both in namesake and in theme:

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I went to see it on Thursday night by myself, I'm a HUGE fan of the genre (Godzilla, Mazinger, Grendizer etc..), and while I wanted to love it (been waiting for it for over a year!) I was a little disappointed by some of the very dark action sequences (too much water/night time fighting), as well as lack of any real character development (and I'm not one to normally harp on this kind of thing..).

Im a huge del toro fan though, and we certainly had glimpses of greatness through the movie. Hopefully it makes enough to warrant a sequel!



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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

+1.

Speaking of JLC, I may just get myself another Jaeger LeCoultre because of how awesome I thought Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" was.  Kaiju versus Jaegers - BOOM!

Disclaimer: I grew up in Asia on a steady diet of Godzilla, Mothra, Voltes V, Daimos, Mazinger Z, etc.  I'm positively biased towards the themes from Pacific Rim.
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