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BEAUTIFUL picture...and Great watch
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For most of the watch collecting world a Sub is still the grail to have.

 

A rare moment of real-world perspective graces that TWATosphere.  Yes indeed. :)

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Love it Keith! I have felt the call of my Monster lately as well...

As for the discussion between Nonserviam and Academe:

I love the VC Small Seconds Traditionelle. Lately I have steered away from the Nautilus / RO as my next watch (sorry Dino and Frills smile.gif), and have leaned more and more towards a three-hand dress watch, no date. Maybe it was that article on Hodinkee. Or maybe it was that I am not sure that I want my first "high end" dress watch to be a Genta (which many uninitiated do not understand). If I am going to fork over that much dinero, I think that I want it to be something timeless, reserved, and appropriate for all occasions.

Which led me to the VC. I have always held VC in very high regards, I think their watches are quirky and beautiful. And the movement in the VC is beyond reproach. However, I am not entirely sure how I felt about it on the wrist. It is beautiful, yes, but I am not sure I was completely in love with it. I think that my first impressions may be premature (and in fairness, I saw it wrapped in plastic), but I did not $20,000 love it.

Then I strapped on the FP Journe (Chrono Bleu), and was completely smitten. But who knows whether that will be a fading love? And, as Dino mentioned a while back, the reliability issues are frightening, especially with a brand that is so young. There are many decisions to work through. Fortunately, I have a good deal of time before I will be making any rash decisions!

In general, I have found that I have trended more and more towards smaller and thinner watches. Thin watches are incredibly comfortable, then have a very flattering profile on the wrist, and they are a mechanical marvel. 37-40mm, and under 11mm is just about my sweet spot.

Newcomer, just a quick thought: I know that it's got a bit more than 3 hands (i.e. 3 hands+date function), but what about a Jules Audemars Selfwinding? It has a nicely balanced 39mm case. Even though it's not an ultra-thin, it does have a slim profile (case height of only 9mm), a wonderfully decorated calibre 3120, and is really beautifully finished. The self-winding is probably the most underrated of the Jules Audemars collection, as it tends to get eclipsed by the chronograph and the Extra Thin, but they are beautiful watches. My father has one, and it's really something special. My personal favourite in this range is the 15170OR.OO.A809CR.01; the concentric guilloche "waves" radiating out from the centre of the dial look pretty spectacular:



As you can see from the photo, the dial is ever so slightly curved as are the hands of the watch; a really nice old-world touch.

Beautifully finished and decorated 22K mono bloc rotor:

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Today, I am keeping it simple.

Black Bay on burgundy shell cordovan strap.

My biggest complaint about this watch was the OEM distressed strap.

It felt cheap.

 

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This is great.

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If you like a watch, buy it and wear it and dress better than those you mention. What anyone else does isn't your concern.

 

+1

 

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^ You're making me want that Sub, Frilly wink.gif

 

Hahahaha!  Tempted many a time just by going to this darn thread.  Glad to return the favor! 

 

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Great line-up, Frills. 3 different time zones?

 

Hahaha guess so!  Or more like "OMG let's get that shot before the light fades, who cares about setting the time...!"

 

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I can't believe you posted that fake Patek again frilly biggrin.gif

 

I wanted to see if any of my TWAT brethren would catch the fakery and the poser-hood! You didn't disappoint!

 

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So is the Rolex Submariner Normcore?

 

NORMCORE!!!  Guess it is, huh?

 

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Ya, your probably right.

 

Anybody know where I can rid of these quick, before someone sees me with them? LOL

 

Way too common these days, dddrees.  Also, you better get rid of those Edward Green Galways because, well, everyone on SF has them.  

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desk diving with my SubC

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+1

 

 

Hahahaha!  Tempted many a time just by going to this darn thread.  Glad to return the favor! 

 

 

Hahaha guess so!  Or more like "OMG let's get that shot before the light fades, who cares about setting the time...!"

 

 

I wanted to see if any of my TWAT brethren would catch the fakery and the poser-hood! You didn't disappoint!

 

 

NORMCORE!!!  Guess it is, huh?

 

 

Way too common these days, dddrees.  Also, you better get rid of those Edward Green Galways because, well, everyone on SF has them.  

Drat, I'll just have start working harder to chose more things that no one likes even if that includes myself. LOL

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My bad forgot the spoiler tag where is tifosi with his manual spoiler instructions?
No! I have told you enough times.
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You know, I have to say, I do not really care for it. Aesthetically, AP dress watches do very little for me. I have no clue why, although I certainly wish it was not the case. Additionally, it kind of gives me the same feeling as my Master Control, which is no longer with me.

I also kind of want a manual wind dress watch. Although I have no qualms with automatic watches at a certain price-point (i.e., my JLC), I generally have a preference for manual wind watches. I find them more pure and more convenient, especially for a person who rotates watches with frequency.

With regards to the AP that you linked, I think I would have to see it in person to more intelligently form an opinion on it.

Is this it?

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Drat, I'll just have start working harder to chose more things that no one likes even if that includes myself. LOL
I just cancelled my Galway order because I went through the EG thread and saw way too many.
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You know, I have to say, I do not really care for it. Aesthetically, AP dress watches do very little for me. I have no clue why, although I certainly wish it was not the case. Additionally, it kind of gives me the same feeling as my Master Control, which is no longer with me.

I also kind of want a manual wind dress watch. Although I have no qualms with automatic watches at a certain price-point (i.e., my JLC), I generally have a preference for manual wind watches. I find them more pure and more convenient, especially for a person who rotates watches with frequency.

With regards to the AP that you linked, I think I would have to see it in person to more intelligently form an opinion on it.

Is this it?
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Yes; that's the one. I understand that not all watches really appeal, even if - objectively - you might appreciate them. For example, the FP Journes don't really do it for me, nor do PP (time-only) Calatravas or Laurent Ferrier watches, though I understand how well crafted they are. The Jules Audemars self-winding watches really have to been seen in person to be appreciated. Even then, they just might not resonate.
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I just cancelled my Galway order because I went through the EG thread and saw way too many.


Smart move. Maybe they'll eventually become so disliked because they are so popular that we may eventually be able to like them again because they'll become so rare. LOL

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