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Taking a supermodel out today...

still my favourite VC from the fleet...

58 years and still the thinnest movement ever made.




 

 

That's a beauty!  I love vintage watch ads! 

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I've never owned anything but a PMW, so I guess I can't compare.  When I first had my old Omega (true PMW by virtue of age and scruiffiness rather than brand I suppose) fixed up and posted (fatally!) here, it gave me great satisfaction too.  Just that simple thing of making it work and finding a strap I liked - which, as of yesterday, now has a deployant clasp in the hope that I will stop dropping it on the floor and breaking the glass every few months.  I still enjoy the way the whole thing looks.  But what I suspect, as with any junk habit, is that the hit gets harder to maintain: I have seen all manner of wonders over the last few months and understood to some degree how they are what they are. It's hard to go back from that, just as I don't think I can ever buy a pair of glued-together shoes, even if I like the look of them.  Once you know what's "better", you can't ever go back.

 

First Mimo,  I've been away and didn't realize that you bought a Monster.  Belated congrats!  I am sure you will enjoy it.  Its a very cool watch.  

 

I think we learn more and expect more from certain brands.  However, certain watches, shoes, cars are intended for different purposes.  I see a need for good but not crazy expensive shoes for rain and snow.  So I can appreciate and enjoy a good but reasonably priced pair of shoes for bad weather just as much as I need or can appreciate a beautiful pair of EGs etc.  

 

When I bought my first VC I was enamored with it.  To have such a beautifully crafted, finely finished, and rare piece (one of 600 in rg), it made a tremendous impression on me.  It was certainly more finely finished than my Rolex watches.  However, when I got a call that my 50th Anniversary Green Sub had arrived, I was very excited about it and I adore that watch too.  Its a different design, purpose, and price point, yet it fits into my collection well, and it doesn't compete with my VCs.  So I think its possible to choose pieces in different price and finish categories and still be excited about them and enjoy them.  

 

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Wore my old vintage JLC Master Mariner from circa 1958. This thing keep excellent time. Solid gold case, 883 movement, newer gator strap (not JLC). I had a hard time finding a solid gold JLC buckle that was the right size so I had to settle on a Blancpain one. Just realized that I forgot to set the date.

 

Very Nice!!!

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There is no doubt that Corthay's patination is awesome.  

 

 

See the sculpted toe?

 

 

Perhaps a better angle here:

 

 

Love the color and finish of those shoes!  Wow!  Not sure if the toe is normally my taste but it really works beautifully in that color.

 

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New one came in! On the topic of whether you can go back down the scale this watch is, arguably, a step down from my Nomos, Cartier and Omega but it's no less exciting for me. I'm not in the same price point as you gents but I agree that there's a threshold that you reach where certain quality isn't acceptable but anything above that is enjoyable in its own way. This hits my threshold :bigstar:

Congrats on your latest addition!

 

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More pics here:

 

http://theclassicgentleman.net/tag/belphegor-corthay-style/

 

Except Belphegor is kind of a demon.  One of the princes of Hell or something like that.


So now it is named "Fantomas."  :fonz:

Pure AWESOMENESS!  I guess I'm lucky there are no retail sellers of Corthay near me tonight ...it could be very dangerous for my wallet.  ;)

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Bill - welcome to TWAT. I myself came out of lurker status earlier this year, and benefited enormously from the many, many awesome perspectives (and pictures) that knowledgeable, thoughtful and opinionated members share.

 

Thank you sir. I look forward to eventually making one modest and financially responsible'ish contribution to the thread. In the meantime, yes, this thread has been a learning experience.

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When I bought my first VC I was enamored with it.  To have such a beautifully crafted, finely finished, and rare piece (one of 600 in rg), it made a tremendous impression on me.  It was certainly more finely finished than my Rolex watches.  However, when I got a call that my 50th Anniversary Green Sub had arrived, I was very excited about it and I adore that watch too.  Its a different design, purpose, and price point, yet it fits into my collection well, and it doesn't compete with my VCs.  So I think its possible to choose pieces in different price and finish categories and still be excited about them and enjoy them.  


Very Nice!!!

I was not going to post till tomorrow, but your mentioned "green sub" while complementing my vintage time piece. This baby was waiting for me when I arrived home today. I have never been a "Rolex person" but I fell in love with the green in the green sub. Found a NOS one that I unfortunately had to pay a premium for. The last of the 50th anniversary's (unless you are a purest and only consider the 2003 the true 50th).

Will post more pictures tomorrow but I have to say I LOVE the green!

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Wearing these on a somewhat rainy day.

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Bill - welcome to TWAT. I myself came out of lurker status earlier this year, and benefited enormously from the many, many awesome perspectives (and pictures) that knowledgeable, thoughtful and opinionated members share.

This is making me rethink my current watch acquisition plans - I was still thinking FP Journe or Laurent Ferrier (I know, very different), but maybe better to stick with the classics...
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Patek that is a great watch!
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Okay, somebody please get this. I'd go for it myself, but I'm a broke college student.

JLC Master Control Ultra-Thin, listed by someone with no idea what it is!!!! (How do you screw this one up?)

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190923082960?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

 

If only I had money... I would have gone for it in a heartbeat :(

I'm passing it on to you guys in the hopes that someone who will love it as much as I would can grab it. I figure it'll still get up to a couple thousand at the least, but you'll definitely end up saving big. 

 

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Not that great a deal. No box or papers and pretty scratched up.
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I was not going to post till tomorrow, but your mentioned "green sub" while complementing my vintage time piece. This baby was waiting for me when I arrived home today. I have never been a "Rolex person" but I fell in love with the green in the green sub. Found a NOS one that I unfortunately had to pay a premium for. The last of the 50th anniversary's (unless you are a purest and only consider the 2003 the true 50th).

Will post more pictures tomorrow but I have to say I LOVE the green!

Congrats!  Its a beauty.  It is definitely one of my favorite sports watches.  I personally don't worry about whether it was made in 2003 or later.  FWIW, mine is a 2005, that I got new from an AD at a good price, so if mine is actually a 52nd anniversary Sub it matters little to me.  Great watch enjoy it and mine says hi !

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How long does it take for the sharp edges to dull out? I find the case edges to be a little sharper and what I would like.

Love the green though. Mine is a 2007/2008. Couldn't really get in any newer condition though. Original owner never wore this thing. Still had the plastic protector.
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Congrats!  Its a beauty.  It is definitely one of my favorite sports watches.  I personally don't worry about whether it was made in 2003 or later.  FWIW, mine is a 2005, that I got new from an AD at a good price, so if mine is actually a 52nd anniversary Sub it matters little to me.  Great watch enjoy it and mine says hi !
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On my wrist today - JLC Grande Reverso Duo:

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Unless you normally have trouble identifying which shirt is yours, I would suggest losing the monogram.  But, that's probably none of my business.  What I should say is: absolutely lovely watch. :)

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Love the Reverso. On my list of watches to get.
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First day in the wild for both the tie and watch. Cross post.


Edited by Patek - 10/11/13 at 7:05am
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Patek - great piece (nod to Dino's too). I keep thinking I still need a Sub in my life.  One day I will pull the trigger.

 

For now, I am flouting all sorts of rules (supposedly) by wearing a stainless steel watch - not a dress watch - with a suit.  I respect those who make and enforce the "rules" - I do believe that you have to learn the rules at some point.  That is, you need to learn the rules to move past them and be yourself.  :D

 

 

Also, that's not a purple suit I'm wearing.  It's the strange filter that Instagram has; the suit and tie are navy.

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