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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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.
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!
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!!
Strap was SS.....thing was blinging across the whole bar area......
We ordered that sizzler thing they put on your table with sausage, steak and scrimp.......mmmmmm!!! They also make great micheladas!
I have one of these and like it a lot (my wife wears it these days and loves it). I like that most people around me don't know what it is, I like the shape of the pushers and how cylindrical the case is, and I love that generation of IWC bracelets. I don't dive and if I ever do I'm sure I'll use a dive computer. The idea that these mechanical marvels are desirable to us for "practical" reasons is cute, I guess, but hardly credible.
Not So Fast.
When your eyes get weak like mine you will appreciate the readability of a dive watch. Plus I use the bezel on my 1680 all the time. I actually prefer it to the ISO rated bezels of today's watches because it works faster for casually timing things.
Oh, yes...I hadn't noticed that what I intended to post regarding you statement was cut off. You are correct, I favor the older generation of IWC's Pilot watches. Although, I don't own one a nice Mark XV, 3706, or 3713 are among my favorites.
I particularly liked your comment, "If nothing else, their philanthropic strategy of putting out easily resistable products is greatly successful." That made me laugh out loud as there really hasn't been anything in recent years that I would consider purchasing thanks to as you put it, their "Philanthropic strategy of producing easily resistible products."