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Hanging out at Galette's in T-Town eh? As an LSU fan, I have to say that is a heck of a terrible place to be. I guess the yellow hammer could be construed as a gold hammer though...

The Blancpain 50 Fathoms is a very pretty watch. I wish it was a bit more reasonable in size, but it seems to wear quite well due to the short lugs! I am glad you had a good time.
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Frills: beautiful watch as always. Keep that tie tip behind the vest though, and maybe add a dimple. Also not a fan of odd vests on city suits, or low contrast odd vests in general.

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I have seen some dealers do very creative trade in deal to get around the no discount rules.

lol too true.

that is a different story tho. they can inflate trade value and what not, in the end. most dealers just want to be sure they are making enough money on the deal for it to be worth it for them. they are happy to discount as long as they are making money and feel they are not too far at risk with the brand and what not.

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nice wrist shots, keith.
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While in the region, I also stopped into this little watch store in the ATL, (I know, I know)....

Sales lady there was quite helpful, if not super-informed. She let me try on another black faced diver's watch, dare I say a grail piece-- that I really need, like I need a hole in the head.

This big-a$$ thing:



You can't really have too many divers, right? Even at 45mm?

I've had a watch crush on the 50 Fathoms for a long, long time....but still haven't scratched that itch. Maybe someday *sigh*. Retail price is almost criminal, but I got the feeling a discount could be arranged.

Finish on this thing is off the chain, people. And I don't need to tell you all about the Cousteauness of it.

Tried it on bracelet also (it's quite heavy, solid) but think I would prefer the sailcloth strap if I ever plunge.

I tried one on 2 years ago.  Its really well made and a quality watch.  Still something about them, they just don't do anything for me.  For what they cost there are other watches I'd rather own.   I didn't bother to ask about pricing/discounts when I tried it on, so I'm not positive what kind of discount you could expect.  However, at least in my region of the country, 2 former ADs near me used to struggle to give them away, and have since stopped carrying them.  I can remember the owner of one AD taking a BP chronograph out of the case and without me asking about price, he offered to take 40% off if I was interested.  It was a very high quality watch, but they've never really made something I've wanted to own.    

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Frilly: great shoes, great watch.

Sales lady there was quite helpful, if not super-informed. She let me try on another black faced diver's watch, dare I say a grail piece-- that I really need, like I need a hole in the head.

 

Thanks Keith and good to see you back.  Ah, that "need it like a hole in the head" is something I've used on various purchases over the last few years......... :nodding:

 

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Frills: beautiful watch as always. Keep that tie tip behind the vest though, and maybe add a dimple. Also not a fan of odd vests on city suits, or low contrast odd vests in general.

 

Haha thanks, DLJr.  That tie had a dimple but it's hard for me to keep that dimple going for ties of a certain texture and width.  Any tips aside from not moving around as much?

 

Also, are you sure that's the tip of my tie showing........................ :lol:

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Pull both sides at the top of the knot to lock it in a bit better.  And to be honest, I wasn't a 100% sure what it was down there :embar:

 

I think the 5040 has become my favorite watch of yours over the course of this thread. Just so many things to like about it.

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I think the 5040 has become my favorite watch of yours over the course of this thread. Just so many things to like about it.

+1 

 

I agree, the 5040 is my favorite of Frill's watches.  I love that it ventures down a different path, and puts their classic perpetual calendar movement into a case that isn't round. Don't get me wrong, they do a great job with round cased watches, its just that the case of the 5040 is a bit unexpected (something more common to a VC or Cartier), and its a nice change to see it coming from Patek.  

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I'll be honest, I wasn't a fan at first (relative to his other Pateks that is), but it's grown to a point where I am just drawn to it. I think it speaks to why I take a long time to make a watch purchase (besides having to save money); over time I tend to find things that either let me down in a watch that I never really noticed because I was so taken by other features (MUT Moon's case, sorry Nuke), or that I fall in love with that I found odd at first (the case on Frills 5040). Granted that doesn't always happen, sometimes I end up in the same place I started it, but I definitely take the tortoise's approach as opposed to the hare's for watches.

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Pull both sides at the top of the knot to lock it in a bit better.  And to be honest, I wasn't a 100% sure what it was down there :embar:

 

I think the 5040 has become my favorite watch of yours over the course of this thread. Just so many things to like about it.


By George I owe you one! That is a neat trick!

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And all this love for my 5040 makes my heart swell. A few more giant pics from TapaTalk for the sharing win:

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And that lovely cal 240 movement seen from the back, with the mini-rotor taking up as little space as possible to minimize viewing obstruction:

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Love!
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I'll be honest, I wasn't a fan at first (relative to his other Pateks that is), but it's grown to a point where I am just drawn to it. I think it speaks to why I take a long time to make a watch purchase (besides having to save money); over time I tend to find things that either let me down in a watch that I never really noticed because I was so taken by other features (MUT Moon's case, sorry Nuke), or that I fall in love with that I found odd at first (the case on Frills 5040). Granted that doesn't always happen, sometimes I end up in the same place I started it, but I definitely take the tortoise's approach as opposed to the hare's for watches.

That's the beauty of this hobby.  We learn things, our tastes change, and things that we didn't love at first, can often change and become things we like and appreciate.  Over time you can really see how your understanding and tastes change.  Years ago, I wanted a date window on most of my watches and thought it was the company skimping when it wasn't there.  Now there are certain watches, I don't want a date window on, I prefer the symmetry one gets from not having a date, particularly on some dress watches. In addition, when I started collecting, I had no interest in watches unless they were round.  Then I slowly came around to liking square or rectangular watches.  Then a friend bought a Cartier Tortue single pusher chronograph (it has a similar case shape to the PP 5040).  At first I thought it was odd looking, and a shape I'd never consider. But over time its beauty grew on me, I came to appreciate, and it and now I really love the tortue and tonneau shaped watches.  Sure not everything changes there are some watches that just don't appeal to me, but I do understand how your opinion of the 5040 changed. 

 

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And all this love for my 5040 makes my heart swell. A few more giant pics from TapaTalk for the sharing win:

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Just beautiful!!!  :inlove:

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+1

Awesome backside too.
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Keith
Next time you are down in my part of the world let me know. I'll buy you dinner at Hot and Hot Fish Club.
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In houston today. With the Speedy
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Beautiful!
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I've been reading this thread for a while, and figured it was time to post something. Got this a few months ago and I'm loving it! It obviously looks great with a suit but also can be dressed down.

 

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