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that cheap? no longer want. not exclusive enough.
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LOL @ stitchy
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Here's an odd question. I'm thinking of buying my first gold watch, but I'm afraid the heft of the metal is going to exacerbate the repetitive stress injury in my wrists (my current steel watches are okay). So, I'd like to do a test run with something super-cheap and super-heavy watch. Anyone got any ideas? Looks are secondary, and it doesn't even have to be automatic, but it would be nice if I weren't wearing something ugly. 

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Here's an odd question. I'm thinking of buying my first gold watch, but I'm afraid the heft of the metal is going to exacerbate the repetitive stress injury in my wrists (my current steel watches are okay). So, I'd like to do a test run with something super-cheap and super-heavy watch. Anyone got any ideas? Looks are secondary, and it doesn't even have to be automatic, but it would be nice if I weren't wearing something ugly. 

In my non-medical opinion I think you will be fine wearing a golf watch. If it was unbearable you could technically wear it on the other wrist. I would also suggest cutting back on self pleasure.

My apologies sometimes I can't help myself.
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Originally Posted by qubed View Post

Here's an odd question. I'm thinking of buying my first gold watch, but I'm afraid the heft of the metal is going to exacerbate the repetitive stress injury in my wrists (my current steel watches are okay). So, I'd like to do a test run with something super-cheap and super-heavy watch. Anyone got any ideas? Looks are secondary, and it doesn't even have to be automatic, but it would be nice if I weren't wearing something ugly. 

Is it just a gold case or a gold bracelet as well? If you have a leather band, I highly doubt it would weight more than one could handle.

If a bracelet, the difference between gold and steel is going to be somewhere in the range of 50-100g. Find something that weighs in the 220-260g range, and you should have your answer.

Something like a Seiko BFK, or if you want crazy, I think the Invicta SAS is like 300-ish.
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LOL @ stitchy

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Best ever Patek here: calendar function, exposed tourbillion, decorative chrono pushers and giant case size for everyone whining about Patek not making large watches.

Best of all, it's only $65. It puts my 3970 to shame, really.

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I would have taken a photo of the amazing movement via the display back but I was literally chased out of the store after taking this first pic. Welcome to Chinatown! Best deals ever on watches right on Canal St, NYC!



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lolz. i had a guy come in to the store today trying to sell a similar looking cartier.
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Oh my lord. Those screw heads.
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lolz. i had a guy come in to the store today trying to sell a similar looking cartier.

 

I remember that sweet Royal Oak you passed on a while back too - the ultra-rare Valjoux-look Shanghai quartz edition.

 

Alas, Frilly, that mix of Roman numerals and sticks will never pass the Dino-approval test.  I guess that's why it's only $65.  Was probably about a quarter mil until he'd been in and told them the error of their ways.  I'm waiting for Lange to do the same with the Datograph; only a matter of time, surely.


Edited by mimo - 11/19/13 at 10:46pm
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Oh my lord. Those screw heads.

"Royal Oak homage" - Patek succumbed.



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You would think for $65 they would at least get their roman numerals right. Seriously, IIII??? How hard is is it to copy from any other picture???
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IIII is not unusual on watch dials...
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You would think for $65 they would at least get their roman numerals right. Seriously, IIII??? How hard is is it to copy from any other picture???

Actually, "IIII" has always been canonical. It balances the dial.



And thanks guys for all the kind comments re: my Reverso engraving. TBH I was a little afraid the first time I posted pics that there would be resounding/awkward silence because taste of course differs from person to person. Like for example I appreciate a Maloof rocking chair or a Emin piece but no way would I want one in my home.

But people appear to genuinely like it, and it makes me feel like a flower - a special flower. shog[1].gif
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