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mimo that documentation work for the Arnies is just superb. Where is this location you visited staffed mostly by Filipinas?

stitchy, I'm not a big fan of tachymeters for PP but it's nothing new for the 5970/5270. Bunch of older references like this have it:



Or this special 5004P which sold for $450K...



Or this pic of the more recent 5970 on my friend's wrist:



(He got the 5970 for its larger size and as an investment too but insists that he finds my 3970 more legible every time we see each other and compare - haha!)...

So I think the tach is more common to PP chrono certainly, but as for actual functional use (as you noted) I don't think it comes into play much. And the other common denominator with the references above is that THE TACH FLOATS OVER THE DIAL. It doesn't bend UNDER the dial, which is what throws a lot of folks off with the new 5270's design (with the exception of mimo).
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Thank you, I am a proud to explore the dark alleys on your behalf and report with my own special insights.  This place is the Arnold & Sons AD in Oman.  

 

Also, the big deal is that the subdials are not drooping  on the 5970 or the 5004 - the left and right are centred at 3 and 9.  Mmmm 5004 :inlove:

 

I still like your 3970p better though.  Especially on the blue strap.

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Playing around with iPhone camera. Doesn't suck.



Watch could probably use a good wiping down though.
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Hey guys, relative newcomer to SF, but I'm a frequently lurker to watchprosite, TRF, TimeZone and Hodinkee. Anyways, here's my contribution:





Got this baby a few years ago as a college graduation/congrats on med school acceptance gift. Nice to meet more fellow WIS!
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Playing around with iPhone camera. Doesn't suck.

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beautiful movement, no frills. Not to be creepy, but I've seen your posts on the other forums and you've got a beautiful collection (as well as great shoes) - keep it up!
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Hello all.

New to this forum but since I'm on some of the other watch forums I thought over here would be one of the best places for me to post something :)

I have a couple of watches in my rotation but this is one of my favorites...

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Hey guys, relative newcomer to SF, but I'm a frequently lurker to watchprosite, TRF, TimeZone and Hodinkee. Anyways, here's my contribution:


Got this baby a few years ago as a college graduation/congrats on med school acceptance gift. Nice to meet more fellow WIS!

 

Welcome!  And congrats on college grad / med school acceptance!  Are you still in med school?  Do you find yourself wearing your Rolex often, day to day?

 

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beautiful movement, no frills. Not to be creepy, but I've seen your posts on the other forums and you've got a beautiful collection (as well as great shoes) - keep it up!

 

Ha - no creepiness attributed.  Thanks for the kind words.

 

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Hello all.

New to this forum but since I'm on some of the other watch forums I thought over here would be one of the best places for me to post something :)

I have a couple of watches in my rotation but this is one of my favorites...

 

Great piece and lovely shot.  Welcome!

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Welcome!  And congrats on college grad / med school acceptance!  Are you still in med school?  Do you find yourself wearing your Rolex often, day to day?

-Yes, still in medical school, second year! I usually alternate between the Pepsi and a new iteration Longines Silver Arrow, but the Pepsi is too beautiful that I usually grab for it most days. I think my target for when all of this school is over will be a 5711 or 5712 - still can't solve that conundrum
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frilly, i think the ones where the tachy font mirrors the minute track look nice, much more unobtrusive.

nice wrists shots, fellas, here is mine for the day:


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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Three things:

1.  Like your attitude about not expecting perfection.

2.  Would have thought (1) would help in a relationship - unless you were seeking out others who were, uhm, more perfect.

3.  That VC is GORGEOUS.

Haha, I confused myself for a second. I guess I am more lax in my attitude towards my watches than my wimmenz smile.gif. I am just kidding around though. But yes, I think that perfection is a strange word. Especially in the manner that what is imperfect is what is oft considered perfection.
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1. that VC is awesome.

2. it strikes me as more symmetrical than non, just vertically.

3. whats with PP and the tachys? they dont seem to add anything to the watches aesthetic, to me anyways, and i dont thing anyone actually uses them functionally.

In regards to (2), I think you are right. The dial is symmetrical, but it is asymmetrically oriented. A strange juxtaposition.
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I think this is a great way to put it. I find that the Patek is disrespectful to the customer. That is just sheer laziness in my most humble of opinions. But I think in a way we make compromises with all of our watches. For example, with my MUT Moon, I think the crown is a little bit too small functionally speaking. But at the same time, aesthetically I am not sure if I would want it much bigger. Thus, it is a qualm that I am not sure how I would rectify. That certainly means it is not "perfect," but it is a compromise I am more than happy to live with.

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write all of that up. Their watches seem very interesting, and I am intrigued to see where the brand will go. They look very beautiful, but the design of some of them seem a bit off. I like the Duometre-looking one, it intrigues me. I hope that you enjoyed yourself traipsing down random alleyways in Oman, all for the purpose of investigating watches for your TWAT brethren.

I also really like the entry level one. For some reason or another, I have a fascination with squiggly hands.
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yes.. super awesome. nod[1].gif

+1
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Originally Posted by ReversoLover View Post

Hey guys, relative newcomer to SF, but I'm a frequently lurker to watchprosite, TRF, TimeZone and Hodinkee. Anyways, here's my contribution:

Got this baby a few years ago as a college graduation/congrats on med school acceptance gift. Nice to meet more fellow WIS!

Welcome to the forum! Hopefully you stick around, we always enjoy new contributors.
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Welcome as well. Two med school guys back to back, what are the odds?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

frilly, i think the ones where the tachy font mirrors the minute track look nice, much more unobtrusive.

nice wrists shots, fellas, here is mine for the day:


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The blue face looks sharp with the blue jacket.
post #25738 of 37521
Usually I wear my Glashutte Original
AppleMark

But lately I've been wearing a WWII vintage Zenith.
AppleMark
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^^^ Both of those are absolutely freakin' terrific.  Toronto has such an awesome watch community.

 

stitchy - Rolex looks hawt!

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Originally Posted by Taylorstav View Post

Usually I wear my Glashutte Original
AppleMark

But lately I've been wearing a WWII vintage Zenith.
AppleMark

That Glashutte is a real beauty and the WW2 Zenith defines manliness; excellent pieces!
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