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Sorry about that Man, really sucks. You will bounce back. We have all had to.


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Alas, I've just lost my great new job - apparently the guy who's not been doing it for the last fifteen years has convinced the Chairman that he can really, and therefore my newly created position isn't needed.  Given everyone else's crappy first quarter, apparently cutting the new job before mimo gets contract tenure, was an easy sell.  Shit!  But you're right, this watch will get me in the end...and I have a plan.  And in the mean time, I still have TWAT.
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Haha that is great. If you are in public service, Richard Mille may not be the brand that you want to invest in.

LOL No kidding, if you are a watch guy, it's definitely a holy shyt moment to see one in the wild. I've only ever seen two and they were really stunning in person.
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Finally found a pair of matching shoes to go with my Sub LV. Casual shoes to go with a fairly casual watch.

 

 

Oh, and they're green too.

 

 

 

 

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Haha that is great. If you are in public service, Richard Mille may not be the brand that you want to invest in.

 

Interesting topic of conversation between me and Thierry Stern when he found out I was an economist. He asked me about potential risks to demand for watches in developing countries (nice, free consulting AND I give him my money for his watches) - I told him that the key issue for countries like China is that its luxury market is still largely influenced by things like government largesse, which puts watchmaking companies at risk if there was any kind of blowback from the public or overt moves by the Party to tamp down on conspicuous consumption: as they are currently doing.  Thierry said that totally paralleled what Patek experienced - they established more of a beach head in the China market, so they aren't as badly hit.  But he said a lot of other watchmakers (not naming names) were in bigger trouble.

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....And just because I mentioned it, my wife's Jules Audemars Small Seconds:
Sadly it doesn't get much wrist time because it's too dressy for my wife's casual office place. 

Your's wife's AP is beautiful!  She should make an effort to wear it more.  Its too nice to spend much of its time in a drawer at home.  

 

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and beauty at the back...

 

..and a tasty tonneau for Dino.

Thanks for the photos of the Perpetual Calendar and the Malte Tonneau.  I haven't tried the Malte on yet, but it looks great in your photos.  The perpetual calendar is beautiful, but my issues with it are I would prefer if the entire rotor was gold.  It seems a shame for just the edge of it to be gold.  They have done it in the past on their watches that used the 1120 (which is licensed from AP, and used as a base in this watch).  It looks a tad less finished with the Maltese Cross not in gold and not really engraved/finished.  In addition, with the 41mm case, the dials look too bit clustered toward the center of the dial, which is the result of using a movement that is more frequently used in watches that are under 40mm.  Still thanks for thinking of me with the Malte.

 

Also very sorry to hear about that guy torpedoing your new position.  Hopefully, things will work out for you and a VC or other watch of your choice will be getting some quality wrist time with you soon!

 

 
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All this Lange pr0n drew me out...

Beautiful Lange 1 !!!  The Lange 1's are my favorite model from them.  Thanks for sharing a photo with us. 

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Finally found a pair of matching shoes to go with my Sub LV. Casual shoes to go with a fairly casual watch.

 

 

Oh, and they're green too.

 

 

 

 


You are gonna ROCK those shoes this Spring/Summer dddrees! Love 'em! I mean, even though your choice of timepiece is so normcore.

Posted this pic from a friend earlier. He's based in the Philippines. I mean - if you think it's dangerous to wear a Rolex in the crime ridden streets of NYC... Wearing a Rolex - particularly one in, say, yellow gold - in the dark streets of the Philippines is practically suicide.

So he wears a Lange in platinum.

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Hey Trip-D, where did you pick up those kicks? I want.
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You are gonna ROCK those shoes this Spring/Summer dddrees! Love 'em! I mean, even though your choice of timepiece is so normcore.

Posted this pic from a friend earlier. He's based in the Philippines. I mean - if you think it's dangerous to wear a Rolex in the crime ridden streets of NYC... Wearing a Rolex - particularly one in, say, yellow gold - in the dark streets of the Philippines is practically suicide.

So he wears a Lange in platinum.

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Sure plan too anyway, thanks Frills.

 

Thanks also for the Lange picture,  I just Luv the dial on this one.

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Hey Trip-D, where did you pick up those kicks? I want.

They're Ranger Mocs in Green Shell from Rancourt, It's their default Made To Order version, but I had them add the tan lining. Due to a mixup mostly on my end they came with the leather chestnut laces. However the gold/brown nylon taslan laces are on the way as we speak. I think those will actually look a bit better with these shoes.

 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/4-eyelet-ranger-moc-green-shell-cordovan.html


Edited by dddrees - 4/24/14 at 11:21am
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Great. I am a bit Rancourt fan, and have shifted away from Quoddy towards them. I have the shell Ivy loafers from Leffot, and they may be the best shoe I have ever owned.
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Great. I am a bit Rancourt fan, and have shifted away from Quoddy towards them. I have the shell Ivy loafers from Leffot, and they may be the best shoe I have ever owned.


I have one pair of Quoddys, and another pair from Oakstreet Bootmakers. but I've purchased four pairs of shoes from Rancourt. I like the ability to custom order shoes that Rancourt offers, and I really like their shell shoes as I have three pairs of those. 

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All this Lange pr0n drew me out...

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I've never been a watch guy, and I've been reading the thread.  Very interesting, but it is a long thread, and I keep on coming around to what has been my favorite since I was in grad school. 

 

What would you guys think about us holding a little contest?  Something like who can think of the best watches under $1K, the best under $5K, and the best under, say, $15K (I am not going to buy a $20K watch just yet.)  I could make 3 different threads, and then we could vote on the best list.  We'd make it interesting.  So, winner in each category (with a minimum of say, 15 entries per category,) would get a special title related to watches, and a Drake's tie from Greg's store, to match one of the watches on the list.  We could vote on the tie as well.  Any interest?

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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Dino and Frilly should get emeritus status even if they somehow get upset in the contest.

And it goes without saying, this is a brilliant idea. I am in.

I assume the pricing buckets will be based on retail? Discounts are too variable to be helpful guideposts, I would think.
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I'm in.  I'm great at spending other people's money wisely.

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