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Those are most excellent. I have to admit though, with a pair of ruby shell slippers, I may feel like I am channeling my inner Dorothy a little bit too much.
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Both of those sound like excellent ideas, far more reasonable than what I had in my shopping car on Veraet's website...

Also, I saw this video a little while ago and wanted to share it. This is not really in line with my tastes, but if I were to go down the Richard Mille, sporty Haute Horology route, I think it would be the JLC Extreme Lab. This watch is just crazy awesome, and at $50k, it is not that unreasonable.



It may be a little bit over the top, but there is no doubt that this would be a hell of a fun watch to wear!

 

that's a really cool watch (an understatement).  i have to say that when i hit "play," i was a bit surprised by the music.  not that i didn't like it (i think "chaiyya chaiyya" is great song); i just wasn't expecting it.

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I've enjoyed the shoe tangent guys....good stuff.

Personally I have far more calfskin dress shoes, and just two pairs of shell cordovans in my roster-- Alden single monks (#8) and Polo Darlton tassels (dark brown). I guess my tastes run more 'Merican. A lot of those colors (and shapes) above are quite attractive though.



And nice try, mimo, but I always read the fine print. Can we at least get a clue? What timepiece would take 90 days to ship, unless repairs or other considerations are involved? The suspense would kill me.
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I love the minimalistic design of this one. I gotta get it one day.

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Simpson is very slim-fitting - just doesn`t work for me at all. Rain, Inca and Soller work great for my wide-ish feet, and a half-size up in Robert fits me well without being too long.

Jarmo - love that Junghans - I expect I will own one some day as well. At least I hope so.

My watch for today (which I consult frequently while stuck in a two-day conference):

Oh crap - I can`t get the picture insertion icon - you`ll have to cut and paste the link to find out.

http://www.fototime.com/5941157D99C58FD/orig.jpg
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As a charter member of the giant-plates-of-meat club (size 14 wide), me and my severely limited selection of shoes hate you all.

 

Do like the chronoscope!

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And who do you usually get shoes from Dino? I feel like Alden and Edward Green are both very accommodating with the wider-footed.

Being a tough fit, if they fit I generally buy them.  For dress shoes I have some C&Js as they are available locally.  However, for daily wear I really like Paraboot with a rubber sole.  I have several pairs and they are very comfortable.  No one around me carries EG, GG, Lobb, Corthay etc, so those require taking a trip.  Aldens are really nice, but they have never really grabbed my attention.

 

Just a quick photo so my post is on topic.  Today a VC 1972 Asymmetric.  I love non-round cases.  Tough to tell with the lighting but its RG.

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And nice try, mimo, but I always read the fine print. Can we at least get a clue? What timepiece would take 90 days to ship, unless repairs or other considerations are involved? The suspense would kill me.

 

It's going to kill me too, but I couldn't help saying something!  I think it's clue enough to say that it's a definite "PMW", and I'm certainly feeling poor after this month's shoe binge.  The delay is just that it had to be ordered - not available locally - and I just missed the last round of orders.  I guess it's not a million miles away from what's below.  But completely different.

 

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I love the minimalistic design of this one. I gotta get it one day.
 

 

Been looking at these a lot.  There's a friend of mine who loves this whole Bauhaus thing (he's an architect), and to whom I owe more than one favour.  If I can stop buying shoes every five minutes and sort myself out, I might have to get him a Max Bill one of these days.

 

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Captain's looking very fine there, Roger.  Can't help but speculate that the markers and hands might look rather splendid with your new shoes.

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RogerP, Dino : great pics, great watches.



OM: 14 wide!? God bless ya.



Mimo : Way to keep us guessing.


Jarmo: Chronoscope is sweet! Saw that it made the September watch spread in GQ.
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Not my photo, obviously.

Curious if anybody's got a Portofino hand-wound.

Does it wear like a HUGE 45mm, or smaller?

Santoni strap looks good enough to eat.
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Thanks Keith.  I can't give you wrist report, but that Portofino is gorgeous.  And as nice as those Santoni straps look in pics, they look that much better in person.

 

Mimo - thanks - how did you get my pic to show so large?  Whenever I post they are small, and you have to click to get the larger size.

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Love the Zenith El Primero. Mine is my daily driver. Great, classic, clean watch. I do need to pick up a new gator strap.
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Just a quick photo so my post is on topic.  Today a VC 1972 Asymmetric.  I love non-round cases.  Tough to tell with the lighting but its RG.

 

 

Oi that asymmetric VC is captivating.  I am usually drawn to more symmetrical pieces but this asymmetry... works for some reason.  How large is the case?

 

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It's going to kill me too, but I couldn't help saying something!  I think it's clue enough to say that it's a definite "PMW", and I'm certainly feeling poor after this month's shoe binge.  The delay is just that it had to be ordered - not available locally - and I just missed the last round of orders.  I guess it's not a million miles away from what's below.  But completely different.

 

mimo, remind me again how many shoes you bought this month?

 

Well, today I ended up buying one pair.  Guess which one?

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Oh Frills, I am glad to see you are back to the occasional frillyvous purchase!

And Dino, I absolutely love that VC. Perhaps my favorite of your watches, aside from the 15202.
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