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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I know it may not be the correct way, but I really didn't want to worry about what shoes I was wearing. Although I do wear primarily brown tone with one pair of black shoes that I normally wear once a week to work.

My wife doesn't like the black dial with brown strap. That has got me second guessing the combo. I have seen it and like it though...
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Does Frederique Constant have a automatic chronograph? Was looking at Jomashop randomly and really like the design but would prefer automatic movements
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Zadok's?

Talk about dodging a bullet! Go buy a lottery ticket!

Haha good call. I have bought watches from them in the past but this was Deutsch and Deutsch. I just found out an hour ago that my wife scuffed the shyt out of the truck today. She was very surprised how lightly I took it, I figure I still came out ahead. Lol
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

You're bored in an airport or something, aren't you Frilly?

 

I've also got a funny feeling that, even though you're wearing the absolute queen of your Patek collection (and the one I've got dibs on if we lesser TWATters get together to burgle your safe-less house), today you're actually delighting most in your new iPhone (still!)  

 

I love that watch.  One day, I will come to visit you and see how it looks on my wrist.  But don't worry, you can almost certainly outrun me and have much bigger biceps.  I won't try anything; promise. :) 

 

You have to admit the iPhone 5S does take decent pics!  And yes, I was in Miami International Airport waiting for my plane to take off.  Back in NYC now.  Looking forward to our inevitable GTG my friend. 

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

@frilly drool.gifinlove.gifdrool.gif

 

It's unbelievably sexy isn't it?  First time I'm viewing the pics on a computer screen right now and it comes out great too, huh - sometimes there is some loss in resolution viewing it on an iPhone screen versus a laptop screen.

 

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Speaking of seeing it in person, are you able to make the trunk show Saturday or Sunday Frills? If so, let me know. Be nice to see one of your perpetuals while having a scotch, and obviously talk about Anchorman 2 haha.

 

Unfortunately it doesn't look like I can make it.  My daughters have control of my weekend schedule these days, and I haven't been with them since Thursday because of a business trip to Miami.  If by chance I am able to make it, it will most likely be at around noon on Sunday... but then I'll have to take off for a children's party in Chinatown at 12:30pm.  Yoicks.  

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Nothing wrong with that Frills, in fact that's what makes life worth living. PM me if you can stop by Sunday. If not, enjoy the weekend with the little ones.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

I had a light afternoon so I hit a couple of jewelry stores to do a little diligence. The first store had 5 second hand APs in stock, and I tried on a Royal Oak 15300 in rose gold on brown strap, and a Royal Oak Dual Time 26120 in stainless. Both were really beautiful, but at 39mm definitely a tad small for my wrist size and taste. I think I'm pretty well decided on the stainless 15400 with white face and will pull the trigger after the holidays.

On the way home, I swung by another jeweler that is an IWC AD because I've really wanted to try a Big Pilot (which is also on my wish list). Unfortunately they didn't have any in the store, but I tried on several of the 41mm Rolexes and also the Sky-Dweller, which is a pretty neat watch. I haven't really been very interested in the Datejust models in many years (although I bought Mrs. TC a 40mm a couple years ago that she wears as her daily). I'm probably in the minority here, but I really like the size and weight of the new models. I tried on a rose gold Day Date just for kicks, and surprisingly I really liked the look and feel on my wrist. Love the rose gold. This watch wouldn't crack the top 5 for me, but I could see owning one if I had a more extensive collection.

Also, not sure if this is some kind of sign, but I drove the F355 today and had a very fortunate near miss. I parked it in in one of the few reserved spots in front of the second jewelry store--I was the only customer there. About 5 minutes later some lady comes rushing in the store shouting that someone's red Ferrari is rolling into the middle of the parking lot. I came out to find it sitting in the middle of the parking lot driveway about a foot from another car. Didn't hit anything . . . phew!!! The parking brake can be a little tricky in that if you catch it funny in between two clicks it may not engage. I usually double check if I'm on any kind of a slope but this lot is almost flat and I didn't even think about it. That could have killed my watch budget! LOL

The RO is a great watch.  I adore mine.  The 39mm isn't for everyone, so luckily there are other variations to choose from.  Looking forward to seeing some photos after you pull the trigger on the 15400.  As for the Big Pilot its probably my least favorite of their pilot watches.  I'd much rather have one of their older DoppelChronographs 3713 on the original 1990s style bracelet.  As for the new larger sized Datejust and Day-Date, yes sorry...but think they are hideous.  They look bloated and distorted.  Luckily, I prefer their sports watches, Subs, GMTs, Ex2,s and Daytonas.

 

Wow, you are so luck that nothing happened to your car.  I always put my Fcar in gear and put the hand on...I never fully trust the ebrake.   Great car, a friend of mine is looking at selling his Porsche 993C4S to get a 355 Spyder.  Anyway, glad to hear your watch money isn't being spent repairing body work...that would be sad on many levels.

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After mocking it rather intensely, I tried on the DJII last week.  And i liked it on the wrist rather a lot.  But only with the smooth bezel, and stick markers, in blue.  The fluted one and/or Roman numerals somehow make it look too much.  Maybe the more understated style elements offset the size somehow, but it just kind of worked for me that way, much to my surprise.

 

I'm down with the 39mm RO though, definitely.  To me, with those chunky angles and the wide bracelet, it looks plenty chunky.  The 39mm for me is still strong and sporty, but just the right size to be versatile for business wear too.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


I am especially in love with the perpetual calendar's complication and aesthetic - if that isn't obvious by now. I like the challenge of being able to pack a whole lot of detail into a relatively small dial and not make things look overly busy.

I miss my PCs when I travel so I end up bringing one with me haha. Here is the 3970P in action in South Beach tonight.

Also, just to clarify, I am just sitting comfortably with my legs crossed in the picture on the upper right hand side. I am not about to reach into my crotch and touch myself.

za2ejare.jpg
 

/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/

That, sir, is a watch.

 

Beautiful!!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

After mocking it rather intensely, I tried on the DJII last week.  And i liked it on the wrist rather a lot.  But only with the smooth bezel, and stick markers, in blue.  The fluted one and/or Roman numerals somehow make it look too much.  Maybe the more understated style elements offset the size somehow, but it just kind of worked for me that way, much to my surprise.

 

 

 

The batons still bother me, but you are definitely right about that particular variant coming off the best in the new model. With the added size, any more ornamentation -- fluted bezel or prominent numerals -- is immediately over the top.

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I like batons in general.  The only thing I'd change would be the date - a no-date Oyster in this configuration would make me very happy.

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I just think the batons -- like most of us these days -- are fatter than they really need to be. ;)

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post
 

I just think the batons -- like most of us these days -- are fatter than they really need to be. ;)

+1

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TC - that was a scary story. i cringed reading it. looking forward to seeing a happy end to your watch hunt.
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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

I just think the batons -- like most of us these days -- are fatter than they really need to be. wink.gif

I think perhaps that it's the hands, instead, which are too small. Also not a big fan of the mirror polish everywhere.
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