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^^ NEVER!!!!!!!
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Just practicing my photography skills (which are still crappy, but I'll get there). Hopefully my wife will get me a new digital camera for Christmas (I'm using hers here):

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We have a new car arriving in a few months and Mrs. Dino has a big birthday coming up in early 2014...so I'm kind of in a holding pattern until Mrs. Dino decides what she wants for her Bday.  She tends to put a lot of time into making very careful decisions.  However, at the moment I'm quite satisfied with my current collection.  I'm not sure if my next watch will be another dress watch 
(maybe a Reverso or Piaget Altiplano) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
or another sports watch (they tend to get more wear from me)...or I could do something I never do and look for something vintage.  For now I have plenty of time to ponder the possibilities and see what gets unveiled at SIHH and Basel.
 

happy early bday to the mrs dino. the bold has my full and strong approval.
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^^ NEVER!!!!!!!

what these guys said. get the blue/black either way tho.
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You will get a vote from Dino for the tonneau case.  And actually I think it's weirdly cool. 

Spot on Mimo.  I'm a big fan of tonneau cases and their variations (like Cartier's Tortue, and VC's Malte).  Its a style that took a bit of time to grow on me, but now I adore them.  I plan to add a tonneau cased watch to my collection some day...especially since 2 of my favorite brands (VC and Cartier) have a very long history of producing them.  

 

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Dino does not make mistakes. Only deliberate lapses to test whether we're paying attention.

So should I make the trade? Patek in yellow gold for an all platinum Daytona!!!

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Thanks for the vote of confidence regarding my deliberate testing of other SF's as opposed to my making a mistake.  :fistbump:  

 

The platinum Daytona in your photo looks better than I expected it to look.  My main interest would be to see how heavy it feels. I love the heft that comes with platinum. It must feel like it weighs a ton!  However, its not a model I'd have a real desire to own.  I like the blue/black GMT a lot.  I had hoped to see one on our last trip to NYC, but no one had one in stock during our last visit.  I'll have to make a point to stop into one of our nearby Rolex ADs just to see it in the metal.  

 

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happy early bday to the mrs dino. the bold has my full and strong approval.

Thanks for the early bday wishes for Mrs. Dino.  I had a feeling that I'd earn the Stitchy vote of approval for a Reverso.

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and the altiplano as well. tried one on in in nyc a little while back. stunning.
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I had a link somewhere of a guy that posted a dozen or more different Speedy combos and ranked all the different straps by quality, price, etc...but I can't find it now. Might have been on TimeZone?

May have bookmarked it on my home computer....if so, I will post it this evening.

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I'm going to confess that I am wearing $70 beater shoes I picked up from DSW.  Double monkstraps in "brandy" by that venerable shoe manufacturer Mercanti Fiorentini.  Quite comfortable, honestly.  But also very appropriate given that it's raining and snowing outdoors and I'd much rather save the better shoes for better weather.
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This is why you rock - all about the best bang for the buck! fistbump.gif
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The platinum Daytona in your photo looks better than I expected it to look.  My main interest would be to see how heavy it feels.

 

I remember a few months ago when this was first discussed, with no small amount of ridicule (mine too).  Then I found the thing haunting my dreams like the Eye of Sauron.  I still haven't seen one, but I've a strange feeling that it has a lot more charisma than the pictures suggest.  Back to that same old adage: there's no substitute for seeing something on the wrist.  On you second point, I tried on the "President" platinum Day-Date the other day while bored in an airport.  It is very heavy indeed; I imagine this would be similar.  Now that's a very ugly $60k imho.  But the Daytona may yet have magical powers.

 

Frilly, swaps aside, did you actually like it?

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I've seen the platinum Daytona and absolutely love it. I suspect it might actually have magical powers.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

Spot on Mimo.  I'm a big fan of tonneau cases and their variations (like Cartier's Tortue, and VC's Malte).  Its a style that took a bit of time to grow on me, but now I adore them.  I plan to add a tonneau cased watch to my collection some day...especially since 2 of my favorite brands (VC and Cartier) have a very long history of producing them.  

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence regarding my deliberate testing of other SF's as opposed to my making a mistake.  :fistbump:  

 

The platinum Daytona in your photo looks better than I expected it to look.  My main interest would be to see how heavy it feels. I love the heft that comes with platinum. It must feel like it weighs a ton!  However, its not a model I'd have a real desire to own.  I like the blue/black GMT a lot.  I had hoped to see one on our last trip to NYC, but no one had one in stock during our last visit.  I'll have to make a point to stop into one of our nearby Rolex ADs just to see it in the metal.  

 

Thanks for the early bday wishes for Mrs. Dino.  I had a feeling that I'd earn the Stitchy vote of approval for a Reverso.


I had a look at the blue\black GMT just a bit ago. Although the black bezel in Ceramic looks real good I'm not a fan of the other colors in Ceramic and it was quite difficult to locate the blue GMT hand. The green hand is a lot easier to find.

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I had a look at the blue\black GMT just a bit ago. Although the black bezel in Ceramic looks real good I'm not a fan of the other colors in Ceramic and it was quite difficult to locate the blue GMT hand. The green hand is a lot easier to find.

 

I think over time it will be easier to locate the blue hand on the dial.  On the previous all black one, the green really sticks out.  With the new blue on the bezel, the blue can sometimes blend in.  I have a picture of mine and when the blue hand is under the cyclops...forget about it, hard to find.

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and the altiplano as well. tried one on in in nyc a little while back. stunning.

Glad to hear the Altiplano would also get the Stitchy vote of approval.  :fistbump:  I tried on the ultra flat manual, the manual with small seconds at 10, and the automatic.  If I got one it would be a manual.  I found the automatic Altiplano, wide and flat and resembled a pancake on a strap.  The manual wind models were perfect at 38 and 40mm.  

 

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I remember a few months ago when this was first discussed, with no small amount of ridicule (mine too).  Then I found the thing haunting my dreams like the Eye of Sauron.  I still haven't seen one, but I've a strange feeling that it has a lot more charisma than the pictures suggest.  Back to that same old adage: there's no substitute for seeing something on the wrist.  On you second point, I tried on the "President" platinum Day-Date the other day while bored in an airport.  It is very heavy indeed; I imagine this would be similar.  Now that's a very ugly $60k imho.  But the Daytona may yet have magical powers.

 

Agreed, there is no substitute for seeing a watch on your wrist.  Photos just are not the same.  I think the Platinum Daytona is far better looking in Frilly's photo, so I suspect its quite handsome on the wrist in person.  Although, in its price range I would probably choose something else.  Still cool to have an oyster bracelet and case in platinum.  Yes, I tried on a Plat. Day-Date years ago and it was very heavy.  However, the Day-Date has never really done anything for me (no matter what metal). I don't care for its current rounded bezel (I preferred the old flat/angled bezel like what is on the Explorer).  Furthermore, in its Day-Date II size, I find it a bloated and distorted version of a watch I've never really cared for.  The Day-Date is a watch that has never been on my "Must Haves" list.  

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I had a look at the blue\black GMT just a bit ago. Although the black bezel in Ceramic looks real good I'm not a fan of the other colors in Ceramic and it was quite difficult to locate the blue GMT hand. The green hand is a lot easier to find.

Interesting that you found the green GMT hand easier to find than the blue.  I'm used to the old red hand of my previous GMT or of my 2001 Explorer 2, both of which are easy to see.  I have yet to see the blue black GMT in person, but it was the first ceramic bezeled Rolex I've seen with colored bezel that I actually liked.  I don't like the green ceramic bezel of the current green Subs, and I don't care for the all blue bezel of the wg, yg, or tutone Subs...it looks too Smurf-ish to me.  I'm curious to see if the blue of the blue black GMT is the same blue as on the Subs...if so, having half of it in black works wonders for it, and IMHO looks good.  I guess I'll have to check one out in person one of these days. 

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Glad to hear the Altiplano would also get the Stitchy vote of approval.  fistbump.gif  I tried on the ultra flat manual, the manual with small seconds at 10, and the automatic.  If I got one it would be a manual.  I found the automatic Altiplano, wide and flat and resembled a pancake on a strap.  The manual wind models were perfect at 38 and 40mm.

that would be the best option imo.
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Agreed, there is no substitute for seeing a watch on your wrist.  Photos just are not the same.

this x infinity.

pics are great for ogling, but for buying you need to see it on your wrist.
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Dino, to be honest I don't like the Day-Date much anyway, so the DDII was just more of a bad thing!  A friend of mine has the smaller one in the same colour, and the baby blue doesn't work for me, with the blue numerals especially.  In black it might be more interesting.  I also tried a steel DateJust II at the same time: it looked very big in the case, but on the wrist I rather liked it, with a blue dial.  It's such a personal thing how a different dial layout or colour combination - even with the same size and shape - can just sing when it's on your wrist, when something very similar jars against your senses.

 

I like the Altiplano to btw - i'm a sucker for the small seconds.  Seems they all come in gold bar one in platinum, which some moron decided to decorate with the word "platinum" all over the dial.  That made a little something die deep inside me.  

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