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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post


I'm surprised by this, did I just miss/ignore your affection for them, or did you not vocalize the Rad love much?

A little bit of both. I think that my Panerai vocalizations were a couple years ago? Not sure exactly!

To be honest, so far I have stuck to what I would call "smart" purchases. The Speedmaster, MUT Moon--neither are the "sexiest" or the most "fun" watches out there, but both are pretty darn timeless. The 5711 and 15202 as well.

Part of me really wants a fun watch. Something I may very well sell down the road, but something that I can knock around at the bars, and just have fun with. A purely emotional purchase.

Pick up the odd Baume et Mercier, Tag, Panerai, whatever.

For example, I have my share of EGs, Vass, etc., but another part of me gets even more enjoyment out of some of the crazy Alden make-ups I have. Do I prefer my nicer shoes? Of course. But sometimes it is fun to rock some navy suede unlined Aldens icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Really?! Wow, and that's the shitty El Tiempo location too! LOL I have never seen a Royal Oak let alone a 15400 in Houston. I've seen a handful of ROOs but even those are pretty rare sightings in these parts!

I was just as amazed as you are..........one was on a bracelet and the other was on a black strap, couldn't tell if rubber or leather.

Food was great tho......
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Make sense. I haven't considered a watch that would be purely fun and emotional, though most of what I have, have had, or will have all fall under emotional and fun to some extent for me. So maybe I just don't have that niche. I'm struggling to think of something off the top of my head. Maybe the '57 with blue dial from Omega for something that I recently had on my wrist; nothing that would ever be on my list to purchase but I enjoyed on my wrist. I am about as far away as you can get from a Panerai guy, so I ignore a lot of the talk, which is why I thought I may have missed it.


Edited by DLJr - 1/24/14 at 11:49am
post #28459 of 39189
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

To be honest, so far I have stuck to what I would call "smart" purchases. The Speedmaster, MUT Moon--neither are the "sexiest" or the most "fun" watches out there, but both are pretty darn timeless. The 5711 and 15202 as well.

Part of me really wants a fun watch. Something I may very well sell down the road, but something that I can knock around at the bars, and just have fun with. A purely emotional purchase.

Pick up the odd Baume et Mercier, Tag, Panerai, whatever.

Nothing wrong with a fun purchase.  I would just suggest that you work on getting the serious keeper pieces like a 5711 or 15202 or other high end purchases when you can and not get side tracked with the fun pieces.  "Keepers" such as a 5711 or 15202 just keep going up in price...so it may be wise to purchase one while they are only reasonably painful to pay for. ;) 

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im a big fan of making fun purchases, but imho, the most important thing to remember about "fun" pieces is that eventually they get old. make sure you buy at a price point that it wont hurt too much if/when you decide to part ways.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im a big fan of making fun purchases, but imho, the most important thing to remember about "fun" pieces is that eventually they get old. make sure you buy at a price point that it wont hurt too much if/when you decide to part ways.

+1  Spot on my maaaan! :fistbump:

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

Nothing wrong with a fun purchase.  I would just suggest that you work on getting the serious keeper pieces like a 5711 or 15202 or other high end purchases when you can and not get side tracked with the fun pieces.  "Keepers" such as a 5711 or 15202 just keep going up in price...so it may be wise to purchase one while they are only reasonably painful to pay for. ;) 

 

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

im a big fan of making fun purchases, but imho, the most important thing to remember about "fun" pieces is that eventually they get old. make sure you buy at a price point that it wont hurt too much if/when you decide to part ways.


Both excellent points to live by.

 

The real keepers tend to be more fun in the long run, and the quick easy ones tend to be short lived fads. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i wonder if its more about many luxury "sports" watches really being more sports themed than actual practical utilitarian sports watches for rugged use.

Definitely. Although, in that sense, I think the Sub is about the least offensive of the "sports themed" watches, as it's no less rugged than it ever was and still performs its originally intended purpose.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Agreed.  I was simply sharing the thoughts of someone that actually was a professional diver, and who chose a Sub as his companion for his work.  Yes, today dive computers are relied upon by divers, so true diving watches are maybe more entertainment and some brand history, rather than a necessity (other than if someone wants some old fashioned back up device).

Yes, agreed. Although, the nice thing about the Sub is that even if you don't dive with it, you can actually use it to track ellapsed time--in the bar, at the desk, or waiting for your pizza to be delivered. Along those same lines, I was looking at some watches for sale yesterday and realized I had no idea what the purported function is of the complication in the Yachtmaster II. After reading about it, I would hazard a guess that the YMII complication is rarely (if ever) used for it's purpose!
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I was just as amazed as you are..........one was on a bracelet and the other was on a black strap, couldn't tell if rubber or leather.

Food was great tho......

Interesting. The one on strap, was it SS or gold? Food is great at all locations at El Tiempo, although for some reason at the Montrose one they put bowtie pasta in the rice (WTF?). Dammit I have been on a super clean diet since New Year's and you are making me think bad thoughts!! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

"Keepers" such as a 5711 or 15202 just keep going up in price...so it may be wise to purchase one while they are only reasonably painful to pay for. wink.gif  

Isn't that the truth! I've seen the AP prices spike significantly since they raised dealer cost just 3 weeks ago.
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Fun piece:

 

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Keeper piece:

 

 

Both, I assume, priced rather high.

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LOL @ frilly

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
 

Fun piece:

 

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Both, I assume, priced rather high.

That's definitely a fun piece...but a keeper too!

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Yes, agreed. Although, the nice thing about the Sub is that even if you don't dive with it, you can actually use it to track ellapsed time--in the bar, at the desk, or waiting for your pizza to be delivered. Along those same lines, I was looking at some watches for sale yesterday and realized I had no idea what the purported function is of the complication in the Yachtmaster II. After reading about it, I would hazard a guess that the YMII complication is rarely (if ever) used for it's purpose!
 

Yes, one can use the bezel to track elapsed time in a bar or for pizza delivery, but that is pretty far from its original purpose and you don't need a Sub to do those things. In the end, I've never used my Sub for diving, but I still enjoy it.  

 

As for the Yachtmaster II, IMHO one of the ugliest modern Rolex watches available.  Even if its purpose was far more useful to the average person, I wouldn't buy one. 

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Beauty..
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Wore this today, quick change into a DJ (x2) for Burns night supper


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The Yachtmaster with its blue dial and red hands is very pretty.  Like a modern day Stitchy ToG.  As for the Yachtmaster II....I don't know what is going on.  I will defer to the IWC discussion on the last page and assume they have computers for that.  I doubt racing on the high seas and trying to read the watch on you wrist is easy.

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I <3 U guise! Have a great weekend errbody.

Agree with TC. imho, the sub is a true sports watch, as rugged, reliable and utilitarian as it gets. truly not just a sports themed watch.
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