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@HRoi ha. Exactly why I bought this over the 510. Rock solid movement. I've tossed and turned many times over which model to get. Even though it appears Panerai is heading towards going to all in house movements, the 111 was the model that order sparked my interest in the brand, so why not. There will always be interest in base model PAMs.

I was also given an offer I couldn't refuse. The SA that has shown me dozens of PAMs and Rolex was awesome.
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Give Bremont a look too. I really like what they're doing within the $5000 range and their watches are gaining a lot of buzz for such a new company. Almost a future classic.

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if I had to get something in the sub $500 realm, I'd probably pick the Tissot Visodate Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

this is quite nice.
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Scratched an itch tonight. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




congrats!!! looks awesome.
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NS - a lovely problem to have, choosing between 5980s. They are clearly an acquired taste: I prefer my (our) 5711/5712, and if you're a Nautilus fan then I don't see any problem getting another model with complications. A friend of mine thought long and hard and chose the 5726 for its date complication; another one chose the 5980 for that heft and thickness that he just got used to "feeling" with "sporty watches" - history of the Nautilus be damned.

Keep us posted!

Still wearing my 114270 today. Talk about a lived in watch - hasn't left my wrist since 8am last Friday.

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Wearing my Corthays too. Love this pair.

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

vurr nice.
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Scratched an itch tonight. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







 

:bounce2:

 

Really really nice, B! Congrats!

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NS - a lovely problem to have, choosing between 5980s. They are clearly an acquired taste: I prefer my (our) 5711/5712, and if you're a Nautilus fan then I don't see any problem getting another model with complications. A friend of mine thought long and hard and chose the 5726 for its date complication; another one chose the 5980 for that heft and thickness that he just got used to "feeling" with "sporty watches" - history of the Nautilus be damned.

Keep us posted!

Still wearing my 114270 today. Talk about a lived in watch - hasn't left my wrist since 8am last Friday.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Wearing my Corthays too. Love this pair.

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

 

Nice combo, frills!

 

Now this shoe-trouser-sock combo should be posted here too:D

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Next on my list is a 15400
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Go on with it!

I like a man with a plan.
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Next on my list is a 15400

There you go!
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Let the strap games begin!!
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Returned from the reconnaissance mission. Thoughts - 

JLC - oh my god it's so beautiful. However, the grande ultra thin is too big for my wrist, so unfortunately that's out. The 37 ultra thin has some numerals instead of markings, which I don't like. The Moon just edges in the appropriate size and is brilliant. Budget is very stretched, but I'll mull over it and see what happens. 

IWC - Portofino sits too high on the wrist. Nope.

Nomos - Orion is very nice. I'm not in love with it like the JLC, but I am leaning towards this because of budget and stealth factor. I would feel a bit daft (and a bit worried) wearing the JLC all the time, which I don't think I will with the Orion. A concern is that it might be a bit too stylised - I tend to dress more country than city, and the minimalist styling might be a bit too sharp?

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Returned from the reconnaissance mission. Thoughts - 


JLC - oh my god it's so beautiful. However, the grande ultra thin is too big for my wrist, so unfortunately that's out. The 37 ultra thin has some numerals instead of markings, which I don't like. The Moon just edges in the appropriate size and is brilliant. Budget is very stretched, but I'll mull over it and see what happens. 


IWC - Portofino sits too high on the wrist. Nope.


Nomos - Orion is very nice. I'm not in love with it like the JLC, but I am leaning towards this because of budget and stealth factor. I would feel a bit daft (and a bit worried) wearing the JLC all the time, which I don't think I will with the Orion. A concern is that it might be a bit too stylised - I tend to dress more country than city, and the minimalist styling might be a bit too sharp?

Don't forget--the JLC you can likely find for around $8,000 USD, with discount.
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Next on my list is a 15400

a man witha hunger.
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Let the strap games begin!!

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Paneristi! (Click to show)
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Scratched an itch tonight.








Luverly, congrats nod[1].gif
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JLC - oh my god it's so beautiful. However, the grande ultra thin is too big for my wrist, so unfortunately that's out. The 37 ultra thin has some numerals instead of markings, which I don't like. The Moon just edges in the appropriate size and is brilliant. Budget is very stretched, but I'll mull over it and see what happens. 

My thoughts exactly! Which is why I chose the MUT Moon nod[1].gif

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Thanks for your thoughts on the 5980s, guys!
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However, for once, I'm going to anti-enable: NS, I don't think you love it enough.  If you did, you'd know which one it had to be.  And it's going to cost you a lot of other lovely pieces.  And the only justification you can talk yourself into is investment value.  Now, call me old fashioned, but I think you should only spend big on something that really sets your heart alight.  And this doesn't seem to, not quite.

Thanks mimo, I get the sentiment. And I agree. Somewhat smile.gif

But I feel that this also assumes that my collection is carefully curated, consisting only of deliberately chosen grails being kept forever. I wish it were so shog[1].gif Some of my timepieces are the result of deliberate research and warm fuzzy feelings. Others are there by coincidence, bartering, impulse or opportunities suddenly presented. Sometimes the warm fuzzy feelings go away. Sometimes they arrive long after the watch was acquired.

The point being that I am open to letting some of the watches no longer at the top go, to finance a piece that intrigues me, even if for the wrong reason. I never look at investment value as such, but I do try to consider present or future rarity or market interest, as I enjoy wearing watches that are not on every wrist.

The problem with the 5980 is of course my 5712, and the crazy price (for a steel chrono). And not to forget: the competition. There are a few interesting watches to chose from in than price bracket, to say the least. But I am not one to fawn over annual og perpetual calendars, and my dress watch quota is more than met by my vintage Pie-pan Constellation and the above MUT Moon. I have most of the vintage and contemporary Rolexes I desire, the rarest ones would not necessarily give me more pleasure than the more commonplace ones that I own.

What would interest me now is a sporty watch with a dressy feel, something a bit blingy, but suitable for casual wear (which is how I dress for work and play). Something that is a little bit indulgent, slightly over the top. Even a bit show-offy. But with real horological merit. Certainly not vulgar. Some of you may remember that I have been lusting for the AP ROC in rose on a strap. The 5980 is quite different of course, but I am wondering whether it could not be just as good satisfied.gif

Anyway, I am having a hard time choosing pieces for the culling large enough for such a change. Seems like it would have to eat into the part of my collection that really mean somthing to me. So I would say that it's probably not happening. But still a fun exercise smile.gif
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