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Originally Posted by ABCXYZ View Post

I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink.  Kind of like AE shoes.

Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

You missed the Patek collection posted recently.

I was actually about to comment to the effect that this thread was starting to become too chock-full of Pateks, JLCs and APROs.

This thread needs more modified Seikos and G-Shocks

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Originally Posted by ABCXYZ View Post

I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink.  Kind of like AE shoes.

 

Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  

I think Roger nailed it...with "And your contributions to this thread have been.... ????

 

We welcome people with interests in a variety of brands.  Yes, many people here own a Rolex, Speedy, or PAM, but maybe its partly a statement as to the quality they provide and how they fit into a person's life style.  I have some Rolex watches and a few brands that are considered more refined.  But some of the more refined pieces are not watches I'd wear for more rugged activities. In addition, even after wearing some of my "more refined watches" I still enjoy wearing a Rolex. So every watch has a place from a basic Air King to a highly complicated F.P. Journe.  In addition, most people here are excited when they purchase a new watch no matter what the brand is, and most of us enjoy sharing in the purchaser's excitement.  If you don't like the photos people post, then skip them.  

 

If you want to look only at Independents, F.P Journe, or Lange, etc there are forums with dedicated sections for them.  This isn't one of them.  

 
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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Not to interrupt the beating, but 116520 Daytona -- black or white dial?

White is easier to read than the black...but on the current version I greatly prefer the black dial.  I've owned black and white of the El Primero based Daytonas, but only kept the black dials. Its a watch you really need to try on to see which appeals to you.  I preferred it when the subdials on the white dial were black.  I find them a bit washed out when its silver on a white dial.  Good luck.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

4. no one will stone you.

7. beautiful watches are always special. the 1st time, and the 5 millionth.

I might stone him.  

 

7. is spot on bro! fistbump.gif

 
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Who ever swore off all hot blondes just because one of his buddies once had one?

+1,000,000  

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I was actually about to comment to the effect that this thread was starting to become too chock-full of Pateks, JLCs and APROs.

This thread needs more modified Seikos and G-Shocks

Very nice response to ABCXYZ!


Edited by Dino944 - 8/8/13 at 3:59pm
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As an aside Dino, you have been on an absolute roll lately.

And well said Stitchy. I agree on all points.

And finally, this thread has become as much about posting pictures as it has about discussing watches. It is actually much more about discussion. If I just wanted to oogle pictures, there are plenty of websites that I could turn to. But there is no other thread that has as many posters who put so much thought into every one of their posts.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

As an aside Dino, you have been on an absolute roll lately.

And well said Stitchy. I agree on all points.

And finally, this thread has become as much about posting pictures as it has about discussing watches. It is actually much more about discussion. If I just wanted to oogle pictures, there are plenty of websites that I could turn to. But there is no other thread that has as many posters who put so much thought into every one of their posts.

Thanks Nuke.

 

I think you hit upon a very valuable point.  That while we enjoy seeing photos of people's latest pride and joy and their heirloom watches, and photos do liven the place up (especially of Kate.) this thread is so much more.  Many of us come here for the discussions, well reasoned opinions, the humor, friendships, and to learn.  I also like the general atmosphere.  Some forums for watches seem too bubble gum basic, and you see the same question asked a thousand times.  Other forums are so technical (which can be good for answering certain questions) that they get too bogged down, and the discussions are so slow that they nearly put the reader into a coma.  Here there is enough of a mix between newbie questions that are easy to answer, and more thought provoking questions from seasoned collectors, which results in there being something for everyone to enjoy and participate in, on this thread.  I just don't like to see someone suggest that some watches are too common or boring for owners to post photos, because I see that as not being very constructive and possibly inhibiting valuable contributors from feeling welcome to share their ideas, their purchase experiences, and photos of what may mean a great deal to them. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Originally Posted by ABCXYZ View Post

I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink. Kind of like AE shoes.
Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  

1. popular watches are popular for a reason.

2. most people can "only" afford to have a few luxury watches, so its almost inevitable that many people, especially like minded people who are looking for certain design features and certain purchase to value ratios, would end up with similar, if not identical watches, within the aforementioned subset of popular watches.

3. as has been stated, if you keep up with the thread long term, you will see indeed a very nice variety of watches featured here. sure there is group think here as i just said, but there is also a lot of individuality expressed here. some of the individuality expressed might be nuances in similar models, and some might be in different models and brands altogether, for example, roger p's recent zenith and his moser. either way, its not monochrome up in this TWAT.

4. no one will stone you.

5. please do not ever again compare rolexes, omegas and panerais to AEs. that might get you stoned.

6. there are far more black faced subs than blue, in these pages.

7. beautiful watches are always special. the 1st time, and the 5 millionth.

Well said, sums up my thoughts as well.

I might add if he compares rolex, omega and panerai to GG and EG, he might get away with it fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

As an aside Dino, you have been on an absolute roll lately.


And well said Stitchy. I agree on all points.


And finally, this thread has become as much about posting pictures as it has about discussing watches. It is actually much more about discussion. If I just wanted to oogle pictures, there are plenty of websites that I could turn to. But there is no other thread that has as many posters who put so much thought into every one of their posts.
Thanks Nuke.

I think you hit upon a very valuable point.  That while we enjoy seeing photos of people's latest pride and joy and their heirloom watches, and photos do liven the place up (especially of Kate.) this thread is so much more.  Many of us come here for the discussions, well reasoned opinions, the humor, friendships, and to learn.  I also like the general atmosphere.  Some forums for watches seem too bubble gum basic, and you see the same question asked a thousand times.  Other forums are so technical (which can be good for answering certain questions) that they get too bogged down, and the discussions are so slow that they nearly put the reader into a coma.  Here there is enough of a mix between newbie questions that are easy to answer, and more thought provoking questions from seasoned collectors, which results in there being something for everyone to enjoy and participate in, on this thread.  I just don't like to see someone suggest that some watches are too common or boring for owners to post photos, because I see that as not being very constructive and possibly inhibiting valuable contributors from feeling welcome to share their ideas, their purchase experiences, and photos of what may mean a great deal to them. 

Yes, Dino, this thread has a perfect bland of entertainment, love the hottie shots, technical aspects and personal insights and stories of various brands, all mixed into one thread that you can easily read and follow.
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I fear that we are about to see an avalanche of Spock watches. Which will be accelerated when I show off my newest acquisition.
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Thanks; it is a rotorwind movement by Longines16.gif
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Just got her this morning. I was initially apprehensive about going with a 40mm watch, but the Sub-C definitely wears much larger and with my flat 7" wrist, it's quite literally a perfect fit. To be honest, I'm actually still getting used to the heft (mind you I've been watch-less for 2 or so years so...). Overall, the fit and finish is impeccable and personally speaking, I find the cerachrome bezel to be absolutely stunning in person. I think this watch is a great blend of fashion and function, and now that I own one I can understand why the Submariner is arguably one of the most iconic watches of all time. Hopefully I can add an LV in the next 6 months.

Cheers!

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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Just got her this morning. I was initially apprehensive about going with a 40mm watch, but the Sub-C definitely wears much larger and with my flat 7" wrist, it's quite literally a perfect fit. To be honest, I'm actually still getting used to the heft (mind you I've been watch-less for 2 or so years so...). Overall, the fit and finish is impeccable and personally speaking, I find the cerachrome bezel to be absolutely stunning in person. I think this watch is a great blend of fashion and function, and now that I own one I can understand why the Submariner is arguably one of the most iconic watches of all time. Hopefully I can add an LV in the next 6 months.

Cheers!

Excellent choice, Congrats.

 

By the way, this is the LV version that I highly recommend.

 

 

700

 

 

Not nearly the heft, but in my opinion the much better choice.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


1. popular watches are popular for a reason.

2. most people can "only" afford to have a few luxury watches, so its almost inevitable that many people, especially like minded people who are looking for certain design features and certain purchase to value ratios, would end up with similar, if not identical watches, within the aforementioned subset of popular watches.

3. as has been stated, if you keep up with the thread long term, you will see indeed a very nice variety of watches featured here. sure there is group think here as i just said, but there is also a lot of individuality expressed here. some of the individuality expressed might be nuances in similar models, and some might be in different models and brands altogether, for example, roger p's recent zenith and his moser. either way, its not monochrome up in this TWAT.

4. no one will stone you.

5. please do not ever again compare rolexes, omegas and panerais to AEs. that might get you stoned.

6. there are far more black faced subs than blue, in these pages.

7. beautiful watches are always special. the 1st time, and the 5 millionth.

 

Spot-friggin-on, especially #7.

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Thanks Nuke.

 

I think you hit upon a very valuable point.  That while we enjoy seeing photos of people's latest pride and joy and their heirloom watches, and photos do liven the place up (especially of Kate.) this thread is so much more.  

 

And.

 

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Here.

 

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Is.

 

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My.

 

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Contribution.

 

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To. 

 

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This.

 

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Thread.

 

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Bored yet?  Not me.

 

Sorry for the facetious post.  Long day spent with family.  On topic, wearing 3970 today.  Didn't get a decent wrist shot because I was too busy chasing after the kids, so a stock photo will have to do.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Just got her this morning. I was initially apprehensive about going with a 40mm watch, but the Sub-C definitely wears much larger and with my flat 7" wrist, it's quite literally a perfect fit. To be honest, I'm actually still getting used to the heft (mind you I've been watch-less for 2 or so years so...). Overall, the fit and finish is impeccable and personally speaking, I find the cerachrome bezel to be absolutely stunning in person. I think this watch is a great blend of fashion and function, and now that I own one I can understand why the Submariner is arguably one of the most iconic watches of all time. Hopefully I can add an LV in the next 6 months.

Cheers!

Warning: Awesome shot of Sub-C! (Click to show)

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!  Nice wrist shot.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Excellent choice, Congrats.

By the way, this is the LV version that I highly recommend.

Thank you! I love the 16610LV and when it comes time to buy Rolex #2, I'm sure I'll be spending a lonnnngggg time deciding between the LV and LVc.

Here's another shot:

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Very nice. Wear it with pleasure!

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