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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post


Lovely 3940!!! Beside the 3970/5970, that is my favorite PP hands down. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifshog[1].gif

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Need some lotion. Cold weather.



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nice tie, frilly.
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That is my favorite watch of yours Frills. Absolutely stunning on the blue strap. It is such a beautiful PC. It is not easy to convey so much information in such a clean manner.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 And the most obvious pick is the JLC in the cheaper collection.  That's to say all of the others are not good.

Fixed :-)
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The Cartier Crash is so incredibly cool. I showed it to a lady friend who is interested in watches... she did NOT get it at all.

I Love the Crash watch.  I just wish it were a bit larger.  Mrs. Dino, loves the Crash watch design.  I think if we found the right one, she would pull the trigger on it.

 

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I like the Reverso but I have not located a shop that carries them around me. I prefer to try on every watch I am considering. I would lean toward the Reverso with the double sided time piece...black face/white face.

Either way I will go through a dealer.

Definitely try the Reverso on.  It does not have a curved back so different models fit people differently.  My friend owned a rose gold manual wind Reverso Sun/Moon, and he liked it but he said it never sat flat enough on his wrist to be comfortable, so he sold it.  However, he recently bought an ultra flat Reverso Rouge and adores it and he says it fits his wrist better.  I love the Reverso, if it fits you well, its a fantastic watch and you won't see lots of other people with the same watch.

 

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I just looked at the selections.  I can see they know their target market i.e. posers!  So much show, but there are literally one or two out of every watch there, that I would actually want if I had the money.  And the most obvious pick is the Sub, or maybe the JLC - both in the cheaper collection.  That's not to say any or all of the others are not good.  It's just they are so much less beautiful than others in their price range - just more noticeable.

 

I'm sure they'll do great.  Plenty of guys wanting to wave a gold Hublot at the other brokers.

I agree, looks like a great deal for posers.  For what it costs to "rent' these watches, in the course of a year or two I could only a very nice watch.  Sure I won't be swapping out watches and looking like I have a never ending variety.  However, I'd rather have one or two very good pieces that are mine, rather than simply having access to a bunch of watches that I'm paying to borrow.  

 

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Now.....renting watches: I just can't see it. There may be a market for that, but ... I.... just. Can't. See it. (Not for me, at least. It would be like renting a tux. Prefer to buy.)

Dino: really enjoyed your dinner photos there a couple pages ago. Great VC. You should post more pics!


On the subject of Cellinis, there have been a few that I admired in the case, but none of them ever looked great on my wrist. And like many, I would still favor Rolex for sport watches rather than dress. YMMV.

Back to the office grind and wearing this today:

+1 on renting watches...renting clothes or accessories is something I associate with bowling shoes.  

 

Thanks, glad you enjoyed my photos. 

 

As for the Cellinis, I thought they were interesting when I initially saw photos, but when I had an opportunity to see them in person and consider their cost, well I'd rather have a Sport Rolex or if I needed a dress watch...hello JLC, Piaget, Cartier etc...

 

Looking sharp Keith, great looking Gruen.  Thanks for sharing a photo.

 

 

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Dino - Very interesting VC.  You are the TWAT non-round watch reference guide.  The melting watch from a month or two ago (Cartier?) was an interesting piece as well.

Thanks pal.  Yes, the Crash watch is a very cool piece, and pretty rare.  I've only seen one in person in recent years.  

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Today - boring white shirt, solid navy suit. 3940P on navy strap:

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I like the purple socks (looks like a herring bone pattern) and the tie too!  
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Those Boultons look great Warren! Unfortunately, I think Hamilton is currently offering a quartz version only.

The Curvex is quite small by today's standards but I wear it probably at least once every 2-3 weeks.



And I go through stages, but my favorite Frilly watch of late would have to be the Nautilus LOL.
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nice tie, frilly.

Thanks stitchy. It's Hermes but it doesn't fricking scream "look at me, HERMES!" None of the big "H" patterns. Check this out: from afar it looks solid purple, but up close you see the subtle patterns in red, blue and purple. Then you look even closer (bottom right hand side) and oh okay there's the "H." Quite like it.

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That is my favorite watch of yours Frills. Absolutely stunning on the blue strap. It is such a beautiful PC. It is not easy to convey so much information in such a clean manner.

Is that your vote on what I should have on my wrist when we meet for lunch at the NY GTG?




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And I go through stages, but my favorite Frilly watch of late would have to be the Nautilus LOL.

You mean this little baby?

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Is that your vote on what I should have on my wrist when we meet for lunch at the NY GTG?

Being a Canadian citizen, I am not used to voting. But if I am allowed to cast a vote, it certainly is smile.gif.

And I thought it was Hermes, the printed label on the back is a dead give-a-way. I have a couple Hermes ties, and I really, really enjoy them. They tie a great knot, and the silk is great. The more tasteful patterned ones (like yours) are really well made ties.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Those Boultons look great Warren! Unfortunately, I think Hamilton is currently offering a quartz version only.

The Curvex is quite small by today's standards but I wear it probably at least once every 2-3 weeks.

And I go through stages, but my favorite Frilly watch of late would have to be the Nautilus LOL.

lol I don't blame you. To said Frills have an amazing collection would be an understatement. While I prefer the Royal Oak, especially the Jumbo. The Nautilus is a damn good looking watch. I don't know how to describe the bracelet, but it has a fine silky feel to it lol.


I saw the quartz version not so long ago. I wish Hamilton would make an auto version, the one I saw was quartz and gold plated.
Edited by Warren G. - 12/3/13 at 6:36pm
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Speaking of quartz, how do you guys feel about the Rolex Oysterquartz? My uncle just pick one up and I must say.. I'm smitten. I'm sure I'll get some mixed feelings from you guys.

I think I read somewhere. James Dowling mention that the strap on the Oyster quartz is the strongest strap ever made by Rolex





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That Oysterquartz is delectable. I absolutely love that thing. I wish I had one of those. Such a great watch, and a great part of Rolex history.
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

Speaking of quartz, how do you guys feel about the Rolex Oysterquartz? My uncle just pick one up and I must say.. I'm smitten. I'm sure I'll get some mixed feelings from you guys.

I think I read somewhere. James Dowling mention that the strap on the Oyster quartz is the strongest strap ever made by Rolex


Hi Warren,

 

Very nice Oysterquartz images (although you should be aware that in the photo above, only the blue dial watch is an OQ.  The silver dial watch is NOT an Oysterquartz, it was a largely unpopular variation in which an automatic/oyster perpetual movement was put in an what appears to be a ref 17000 OQ case/bracelet. Its actually ref 1530, and is quickly noted by its sort of pie pan-ish dial.  The 1530s generally sell for a lot more than an OQ or a DJ from the same period.  Ref 1530 was only made for a few years).

 

That being said the Oyster Quartz was way ahead of its time, and it was the top of the line Rolex when it was released.  These are not your average quartz movements.  Caliber 5035 is incredibly rugged and has 11 jewels with a stepper motor to move the hands (one of the reasons it ticks so loudly).  The ref 17000 OQ had a higher MSRP than a Sub Date, GMT Master or Daytona in the early 1980s.  But that all changed when interest in mechanical watches was revived in the mid to late 1980s and prices of other models eventually surpassed that of the OQ.  That being said the OQ was the first all steel Rolex to have completely solid links on its bracelet back in the late 1970s (Daytonas got them in the year 2000 with the 116520, and GMTs and Subs didn't get them until just a few years ago when the Ceramic bezel models were released).  So these were the most rugged bracelet Rolex offered for many years.  In addition, they were also the first all steel Rolex watches to get synthetic sapphire crystals, and beyond that the OQ was far more anti-magnetic than the famous vintage Milgauss.  

 

As popularity in Quartz watches diminished production was reduced and Rolex finally discontinued the OQs around 2004.  I bought mine new in 2004 just as they were going out of production. In my opinion, its a great watch.  Its definitely at child of the 70s and you can see some AP RO influence in the case shape.  The bracelet is a work of art.  Its bold, but elegant and its definitely at very versatile design that looks great with jeans or with a suit.  I like having a watch that I can not wear for weeks at a time, pick it up and not have to set it if I'm in a hurry.  Also, if you stop in at the Rolex service center (at least the one on 5th Ave) they will change the battery for free!  I usually do that every 2 years in NYC.   Today, the OQ particularly the all steel and all gold seem to have gained a cult following.

 

Congrats to your uncle on his new OQ.

 

Here is quick photo of mine Ref 17000 with my platinum square Furrer-Jacot wedding band.

 

A wrist shot

 

and a quick photo next to the "Jumbo"

 

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I love those OQs.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


Congrats to your uncle on his new OQ.

Thank you for those great pictures! I especially enjoy that Jumbo and OQ picture icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifnod[1].gif. The RO "Jumbo" is definitely one of my dream watch (especially the blue dial). Is your Jumbo the blue dial? I can't really tell. My uncle is still pretty stoked about the watch. The Rolex OQ has definitely moved up on my watch list now. I'm quite fond of the silver dial.

Dino, like always.. I appreciated your well thought out responses and opinions. It means a lot to get a response back that is so well thought out.
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I love those OQs.

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