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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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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!! smile.gif

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!
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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.

 

 

 

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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.
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Sure, there are always exceptions.

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Survived Burns night, but too much sauce!

This taken before refreshments


AppleMark
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@Dino944, I noticed you quoted my IWC rant in your recent post #28455 without commenting on it. IIRC you agree on the Pilot chronos, but I was wondering if you had other thoughts that might have gotten lost in that post?
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That's a beauty, Cleav.

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Coincidentally, I'm "desk diving" with this one today...Seamaster 2531.80 .... my first automatic.


 

That one was my first automatic as well - I kinda miss it.

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That one was my first automatic as well - I kinda miss it.

Mine too. This is my only nice watch that I have and I've worn it everyday since I've bought it a couple of years ago.
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Thanks RogP
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

@Dino944, I noticed you quoted my IWC rant in your recent post #28455 without commenting on it. IIRC you agree on the Pilot chronos, but I was wondering if you had other thoughts that might have gotten lost in that post?

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."

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That's a beauty, Cleav.

+1! I never really considered a DJ, but I really like the blue. Especially the his / hers set. One of the nicer sets I have seen.
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Thanks nuke and RogP


Keith T I like the seamaster, what year ish would that be?
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