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love that JLC.

speaking of Guillermo del Toro, pans labyrinth is one of my favorite movies all time. amazing. i may watch it today as a matter of fact.
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In Stitches - Love the blue dial with red accents.  That really pops for a DJ and stands out well.  I actually like that one a lot.

 

Frills - Congrats on citizenship!  I have had a couple friends recently become citizens.  They threw big parties.  Both were of Asian decent as well.

 

So yesterday I put my name on the short list for the new Blue/Black GMT.  Did you guys know it has the nickname of "The Bruiser"?  I told the guy I hadn't heard that but this is the only watch section I keep track of these days.  They also have a Green bezel and face Sub.  I am waiting on the GMT to come in as I work right around the corner so he said he would call everyone on the list and it is first come first serve.  So I may be the owner of a new GMT soon but will not take possession until next April as it is a wedding gift from my fiancee.

 

I did have a question though.  I have thought of waiting as I recently read a post on another website about some Canadian ADs offering discounts of up to 25% on Subs?  Getting some brand new OTD for low 7's.  Anyone heard of this?  The reason I ask is that I am going to Montreal in a couple of months and may hold off on a Rolex purchase until then if this is true.  May have to worry about import tax of some sort but I assume I could wear the watch back and ship the box to myself?  If this is the case then I may wait and hold off on the GMT and get a Sub instead if discounts are that great.

 

The obvious question is which one is my heart set on more?  A Black Sub does nothing for me but a Blue/Gold or Green sub are nice.  As for GMTs I doubt they will be offering discounts on the new release of the GMT.  Decisions decisions....

 

Don't know if we can cross post to other forums but here it is on WUS. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f23/just-bought-new-sub-c-25percent-off-875936.html

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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.

My favorite dual time watch... http://www.ochsundjunior.ch/watches/two-time-zones/design/

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Although I am not sure it is my favorite aesthetically, that may be the most useful dual time watch ever known to man kind.
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JB: Looks like we have a likely contender to be the first blue/black GMT owner!  I kind of like it more with the nickname too: maybe from the expression "beat someone black and blue".  The watch of jet-setting thuggery?

 

Scott, that OJ is way cool.  But I have to say the H&C Nomad, that I've never seen before, blew me away (thanks for that, mreister!)

 

Frilly: I know you're an educated man, but just for completeness: "jaeger" (from "jäger") is the German word for hunter - similar word in some other European languages.   

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While I am not about to deny anyone their justification for buying a new watch, Is there any logical reason why a GMT watch can't be used as a dual time watch? When you're away from home set the GMT hand to home time and the 12 hour hand to local time.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

love that JLC.

speaking of Guillermo del Toro, pans labyrinth is one of my favorite movies all time. amazing. i may watch it today as a matter of fact.
Still hoping he gets to do At The Mountains of Madness.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

While I am not about to deny anyone their justification for buying a new watch, Is there any logical reason why a GMT watch can't be used as a dual time watch? When you're away from home set the GMT hand to home time and the 12 hour hand to local time.

I can't think of any, GMT is designed for that, I guess a dual zone zone might slightly easier to read, but both takes time to adjust when flying to locations with different time zones.
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I did have a question though.  I have thought of waiting as I recently read a post on another website about some Canadian ADs offering discounts of up to 25% on Subs?  Getting some brand new OTD for low 7's.  Anyone heard of this?  The reason I ask is that I am going to Montreal in a couple of months and may hold off on a Rolex purchase until then if this is true.  May have to worry about import tax of some sort but I assume I could wear the watch back and ship the box to myself?  If this is the case then I may wait and hold off on the GMT and get a Sub instead if discounts are that great.

 

The obvious question is which one is my heart set on more?  A Black Sub does nothing for me but a Blue/Gold or Green sub are nice.  As for GMTs I doubt they will be offering discounts on the new release of the GMT.  Decisions decisions....

 

Don't know if we can cross post to other forums but here it is on WUS. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f23/just-bought-new-sub-c-25percent-off-875936.html

 

Just by a brand new one on TimeZone from a good seller and forget about taxes and import fees :-)  I found this to be the easiest way to get watches I want at the prices I can afford.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

JB: Looks like we have a likely contender to be the first blue/black GMT owner!  I kind of like it more with the nickname too: maybe from the expression "beat someone black and blue".  The watch of jet-setting thuggery?

 

Scott, that OJ is way cool.  But I have to say the H&C Nomad, that I've never seen before, blew me away (thanks for that, mreister!)

 

Frilly: I know you're an educated man, but just for completeness: "jaeger" (from "jäger") is the German word for hunter - similar word in some other European languages.   

 

Ah yes!  I actually speak German, and the movie was kind enough to explain "jaeger = hunter" in the beginning.  


Jaegerkaizu right here:

 

 

Boom!

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In Stitches - Love the blue dial with red accents.  That really pops for a DJ and stands out well.  I actually like that one a lot.

Frills - Congrats on citizenship!  I have had a couple friends recently become citizens.  They threw big parties.  Both were of Asian decent as well.

So yesterday I put my name on the short list for the new Blue/Black GMT.  Did you guys know it has the nickname of "The Bruiser"?  I told the guy I hadn't heard that but this is the only watch section I keep track of these days.  They also have a Green bezel and face Sub.  I am waiting on the GMT to come in as I work right around the corner so he said he would call everyone on the list and it is first come first serve.  So I may be the owner of a new GMT soon but will not take possession until next April as it is a wedding gift from my fiancee.

I did have a question though.  I have thought of waiting as I recently read a post on another website about some Canadian ADs offering discounts of up to 25% on Subs?  Getting some brand new OTD for low 7's.  Anyone heard of this?  The reason I ask is that I am going to Montreal in a couple of months and may hold off on a Rolex purchase until then if this is true.  May have to worry about import tax of some sort but I assume I could wear the watch back and ship the box to myself?  If this is the case then I may wait and hold off on the GMT and get a Sub instead if discounts are that great.

The obvious question is which one is my heart set on more?  A Black Sub does nothing for me but a Blue/Gold or Green sub are nice.  As for GMTs I doubt they will be offering discounts on the new release of the GMT.  Decisions decisions....

Don't know if we can cross post to other forums but here it is on WUS. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f23/just-bought-new-sub-c-25percent-off-875936.html

firstly, thanks for the compliments, much appreciated.

as to your quandary, i think you really answered your own question. the canadian discounts sound great, and we all love saving $, but buy what your heart desires, not what you can the best deal on.
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I know it has been quite some time since this post, but I was wondering about your Nomos Orion Rose.  I am wondering how "pink" it looks in person.  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.

There are several great choices available, but I think you have to decide the type of watch you want, dressy, sporty, or something in between.  

 

I found the Master Geographic is one of the easiest to use to use world time watches.  Although, I will admit that I find the original version's dial more attractive.  The Master Hometime is also a great watch,...one that I find maybe a bit less busy than a Master Geographic, and maybe the one I would choose if going for a JLC.  I think its also a very versatile watch that transitions well from casual to dress clothing.

 

The Moser that  someone posted is really beautiful, but I would find it a bit delicate and dressy if I need one watch to do everything when traveling.  The same of Patek's 5134 Travel Time.  As for Patek's world time watches such as ref 5110, I know there are lots of fans of them, but its one design I have never cared for from Patek. 

 

The Royal Oak Dual Time and VC Overseas Dual Time, both use the JLC Master Geographic's movement as their base.  IIRC, it was used in RO, back when AP still owned 40% of JLC.  Its a great movement, and works well in the AP and the VC.  I believe the one thing that does annoy some people about the RO Dual Time is the lack of a quickset date feature.  I think that is one thing VC's version does have, but I find the asymmetric crown at 2 o'clock annoying, and I find its bracelet too flashy, and more like a brand advertisement.  I am a big RO fan, and I did give the Dual Time some thought.  I think its a really versatile design that can work well for a traveler on the go. 

 

You definitely, need to try on a bunch of these watches and figure out which one speaks to you.  I think more so than many other types of watches, dual time and GMT watches require trying them on person to see what it takes to use them, how legible they are, and to determine which design fits your needs best.  

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For a reasonably priced dual-time zone watch, I would look at the Nomos Weltzeit.

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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

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Also, I would second the JLC Master Hometime suggestion.

Yes, but the Nomos still requires him to determine the time, same as an Explorer 2 or GMT2 would.  Which I thought is not what he wants. 

 
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Originally Posted by dbln79 View Post

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

 

+1 great watch.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

+1.

 

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.

So funny, I remember those too.  I had a Mazinger Z robot when growing up.  Not sure what happened to it.  However, I still have a Voltes V robot in mint condition in the box, my parents bought it for me at FOA Shwarz during a trip to NYC years ago.  Its now in the "Man Cave."   

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

So yesterday I put my name on the short list for the new Blue/Black GMT.  Did you guys know it has the nickname of "The Bruiser"?  I told the guy I hadn't heard that but this is the only watch section I keep track of these days.  They also have a Green bezel and face Sub.  I am waiting on the GMT to come in as I work right around the corner so he said he would call everyone on the list and it is first come first serve.  So I may be the owner of a new GMT soon but will not take possession until next April as it is a wedding gift from my fiancee.

 

I did have a question though.  I have thought of waiting as I recently read a post on another website about some Canadian ADs offering discounts of up to 25% on Subs?  Getting some brand new OTD for low 7's.  Anyone heard of this?  The reason I ask is that I am going to Montreal in a couple of months and may hold off on a Rolex purchase until then if this is true.  May have to worry about import tax of some sort but I assume I could wear the watch back and ship the box to myself?  If this is the case then I may wait and hold off on the GMT and get a Sub instead if discounts are that great.

 

The obvious question is which one is my heart set on more?  A Black Sub does nothing for me but a Blue/Gold or Green sub are nice.  As for GMTs I doubt they will be offering discounts on the new release of the GMT.  Decisions decisions....

I was in Montreal about 2 years ago.  At least back then there were no great deals to be had on Rolex, JLC or AP.  Dealing with the Canadian tax, or the import tax of getting it home, (some dealers will not let you just ship the boxes to avoid their taxes...as its mail fraud, so boxes and watch must be shipped together).  Just seemed to create a big headache without any great benefit.  I basically discovered I could get the same or better deals at home.  Also, the fines involved if they determine you are wearing a new watch you are wearing into the country while trying to evade the import tax could be unpleasant.  A friend warned me about that a while ago, so I brought a miniaturized copy of the sales receipt for my Explorer 2 (wedding gift), so I would have proof this new looking watch was not purchased overseas when I re-entered the country.  

 

Yes, I had heard the Bruiser nickname for the black& blue GMT.  I find it a little silly, but I guess people like coming up with nicknames for some of the new Rolex models.

 

Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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Good point about the Nomos Dino.

Also, just wanted to see if anyone could give me a lead--anyone have a suggestion regarding a good place to pick up a new tang buckle? The JLC deployant on the longer straps just fits a little bit funny, and I find tang buckles to be somewhat more comfortable.

And a good article on Hodinkee today: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-new-omega-speedmaster-co-axial-1957-live-pics-pricing-specs

I have to say, this is one hell of a good looking Omega. Only 41.5mm as well with the Cal. 9300 movement. I am glad to see that they can fit the 9300 movement into a much smaller package.

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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. : )

 

I do not think it is by conscious design, but the whole "family sharing timepieces" only goes one way: from mine to her.  I do not wear her watches (I have a small wrist but her 26mm ladies Rolexes are a bit too small even for me), but she can wear my watches all the time! 

 

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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!

 

I see what you're saying.  It didn't quite do well in the US box office.  But check out this crazy glowing review from the Guardian in the UK:

 

"And it's what makes so many modern-day blockbusters so slack: they haven't the imagination for failure. They are glinting, 24-carot dreams of success – quite literal power trips. The new Man of Steel has very little time for Clark Kent, only for Superman, Kal-el, this time reimagined as a demi-God. The Transformer movies are boring precisely to the extent that watching two equal, opposed forces thrash it out is boring: only narrative sleights of hand and deus ex machinas will tip the fight. And why Pacific Rim is the most consistently thrilling bit of blockbuster sublimity since Avatar."

 

Hah hah hah - now I don't know if I liked the movie THAT much, but here's the full review for your pleasure:

 

Warning: Spoilers in the article! (Click to show)

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

So funny, I remember those too.  I had a Mazinger Z robot when growing up.  Not sure what happened to it.  However, I still have a Voltes V robot in mint condition in the box, my parents bought it for me at FOA Shwarz during a trip to NYC years ago.  Its now in the "Man Cave."   

 

WAIT.  You have a mint Voltes V that came mostly in diecast metal?  The one that "volts in" in exactly the same fashion as the cartoon?  That's pretty spectacular.  Certainly worthy of its place in the Man Cave!!!

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