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post #31111 of 34715
Speaking of ubiquitous diver's watches, this is what I wore most of the weekend:



The name is Monster. Orange Monster.
post #31112 of 34715
Mooooonsstaaah!

Love the avatar Keith! And yes, I guess I need to hold down two jobs these days.

SirGrotius - thanks man!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

The name is Frills. No Frills.

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Quite like.

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Proportions seem okay.

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Great ....very nice
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I'm happy for you, no frills! The no-date is a no-brainer smile.gif But hey, I kinda like Subs, didya know? shog[1].gif

Myself, apart from honeymooning the AP ROC, I've been obsessing over the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Small Seconds lately. Yes, I read Hodinkee, and yes, I am easily influenced.

Super hot in rose gold, and stealthily cool in platinum. I have been wondering if one of these could take the place of my JLC MC chrono (and maybe MUT Moon) decisions.gif Which is crazy, because I love both of them ...

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I'm no doubt going over old ground here, but as somebody presently at that juncture I'd be very much obliged if somebody could explain what considerations go into the choice of date Sub or Sub - and why the latter is frequently preferred by the purists. I prefer no date on purely aesthetic grounds, but I'm wondering if there's some reason other than less things to go wrong. Thanks in advance if you have any thoughts.
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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

I'm no doubt going over old ground here, but as somebody presently at that juncture I'd be very much obliged if somebody could explain what considerations go into the choice of date Sub or Sub - and why the latter is frequently preferred by the purists. I prefer no date on purely aesthetic grounds, but I'm wondering if there's some reason other than less things to go wrong. Thanks in advance if you have any thoughts.

I think aesthetics make up most of the difference. The date window in itself creates an asymmetry of course. But plenty of folks like the Sea-Dweller even if they would choose the no-date Sub over the date Sub. So I guess the cyclops is an issue? The cyclops is a pretty low tech solution to a practical problem, and definitely not particularly decorative.

Myself I quite like a cyclops on my Oyster biggrin.gif I find it an integral part of the Rolex DNA, that awkward little blob is what makes a Rolex a Rolex.
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Thank you NS. What would you choose on a Sub if you could have only one?
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I would choose my old 16610 date Submariner. For looks and for function. If I had to choose a cercamic Sub, not sure. I really, really like the one frills got on. Very handsome, and now with a fantastic bracelet. Like with every other watch: try them on. One of them will smile to you satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

I would choose my old 16610 date Submariner. For looks and for function. If I had to choose a cercamic Sub, not sure. I really, really like the one frills got on. Very handsome, and now with a fantastic bracelet. Like with every other watch: try them on. One of them will smile to you satisfied.gif

Thumbs up! Thanks NS - and I can tell you definitely appreciate Subs! I don't mind the cyclops necessarily - have one on my vintage DJ after all, and as you said it feels like an integral part of the Rolex DNA. Just went for the no date version for MY VERY FIRST AND ONLY SUB for reasons already mentioned: symmetry, it's what sang to me. Quite like the ceramic bezel (trust me, when I encounter that inevitable time when my wife borrows this I'll be happy I had something virtually scratch proof) and the fantastic bracelet. The glidelock clasp is phenomenal.

And I can get why you're obsessing over that VC. Do you find yourself wearing dressier stuff these days and hankering for a watch of that aesthetic?

Daytona sandwich, anyone?

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Dinner plate sized PAM 176 today.

The Titanium makes it slightly more palatable because it is not so heavy, but 44mm is just too big for my 7" wrist.

If I had it to do over again, I probably would not have purchased this watch.

 

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

I'm happy for you, no frills! The no-date is a no-brainer smile.gif But hey, I kinda like Subs, didya know? shog[1].gif

Myself, apart from honeymooning the AP ROC, I've been obsessing over the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Small Seconds lately. Yes, I read Hodinkee, and yes, I am easily influenced.

Super hot in rose gold, and stealthily cool in platinum. I have been wondering if one of these could take the place of my JLC MC chrono (and maybe MUT Moon) decisions.gif Which is crazy, because I love both of them ...
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Both fantastic watches (as I think we've discussed elsewhere in TWAT?). The rose gold has a kind of old world chic to it; the grey dial is very distinct and handsome (given that many other dress watches tend to have silvered/white dials or black ones). I can see the lure of trading in one of your existing watches to fund this purchase. What else do you have in your collection and how does this stack relative to your other watches? For example, if you have another dress chronograph or moon phase watch, it doesn't seem unreasonable to turn one of these over for a really top drawer 3 hander like this.
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VC small seconds is gorgeous! Would rather it was 39 or 40mm, but a great watch.

Killer trio you've got there frills. Nice to hear your thoughts on the no-date question. Enjoy that Sub for a bit before turning it over to the wife LOL.
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Who cares?! If it's a watch you like, then get one and wear one. I couldn't care less how many others might be wearing it. That's just silly!

 

i don't want to be wearing the same watch as every waiter, bartender, plumber, landscaper, and the average out of shape middle aged Budweiser drinker who wears Dockers and Nike Golf shirts and drives a Corvette.

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Jon Shakill: So what’s your favorite watch, or the watch you wear on a day-to-day basis?

 

Charlie Sheen: I just started wearing a Patek Philippe 5078 Repeater. I really don’t want to set myself up for a street mugging here though. But anyways, the great thing about Patek is that it doesn’t scream Bling, it doesn’t stand out like a piece of jewelry. It’s just a nice timepiece. Really the most important thing is that it’s not just about the artifact, but like with any collection, it’s how something really speaks to you and what it means to you. Like I’ll see someone wearing a Panerai with wrists as small as mine, and I’m like “dude, it’s okay if everyone in the world doesn’t see your watch today.” It’s like the guy who smokes his cigar so everyone can purposely see the band on it.

post #31125 of 34715
Life lessons from Charlie Sheen?? Yea.
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