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post #31906 of 34013

If you need an interim fix, maybe you should pick up the double red just for the collection?  Before, you weren't really sure about Rolex divers.  Now you're viewing from the context of an intense and growing love, and having bought two in the last month, I suggest it's time to put that rare, exclusive, nerdy vintage delicacy back on your wrist for further consideration.

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If you are in New York this weekend, you might want to check out the timecrafters exhibit at the Park Ave. Armory. You can check out the site to see the exhibitors http://www.timecrafters.com/brands.html I was there earlier today and didn't have a lot of time so I didn't check out all the exhibits; only the ones that interested me.

Some quick and dirty notes:

JLC had a really nice exhibit, the best by far of the show in my opinion, with some quite amazing haute horologie pieces and older pocket watches on display. Great stuff.

The AP exhibit was mostly Royal Oaks and RO offshores, with relatively few of the company's complicated pieces. Not sure what to make of that. The open worked ROs were quite nice.

The Lange exhibit was small, but plenty of eye candy.

Chopard, very nice watches mostly the LUC (ie in house) range. I esp liked the perpetual calendar models.

Christie's had some nice vintage patek and rolex stuff including a 3970, some vintage Daytonas (PN as well) and subs. Other things too.

I wouldn't say its worth a trip to NY just for this (unless your want to see some awesome JLC stuff), but if you are in town and like watches, I'd say go.
post #31908 of 34013
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

If you need an interim fix, maybe you should pick up the double red just for the collection?  Before, you weren't really sure about Rolex divers.  Now you're viewing from the context of an intense and growing love, and having bought two in the last month, I suggest it's time to put that rare, exclusive, nerdy vintage delicacy back on your wrist for further consideration.

 

The DSSD is horribly out of proportion.  Combining the Ring Lock System for a depth rating of 12,000 feet with the cal 3135 means its dial is just as large as my SubC ND - which makes no sense since the DSSD is a full 10% larger at 44mm versus the ND's 40mm.  It's 28.5mm thick, which makes it more than twice as thick as the ND's 12.5mm.  The bracelet looks so thin compares to its large head that it looks like a sperm.  It overwhelms my sense of aesthetics and flowing lines.  It is terribly overengineered, as if I would actually dive down three to four times the collapse depth of the hulls of most modern nuclear attack submarines.  I mean, I lead a dangerous, swashbuckling life but even I don't dive down that deep that often - maybe only every other weekend.  And even then, beyond 6,000 feet I don't free dive - I actually need scuba equipment.

 

And yet I put it on my wrist and part of me wants to get it.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHA

post #31909 of 34013

I rest my case...

 

And of course, this would be a step in a wholly different direction: from the wearable, to the consciously collectible.  Dangerous.  You like danger.

 

(Also, what's wrong with "terribly over-engineered" - isn't that what it's supposed to be? :) )

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This delayed delivery of the SD4000 to NYC ADs is killing me! I might go insane and buy myself a DSSD instead!!!

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Deepsea looks great on you, do it. Did you get it sized?
post #31911 of 34013
Don't do it Frills. You're stronger than that. Wait....
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This delayed delivery of the SD4000 to NYC ADs is killing me! I might go insane and buy myself a DSSD instead!!!

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They are extremely elegant!!!! .

 

I am in search of my first ever Sub - My name down for the LV with green bezel and dials.

It's growing on me every day.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

This delayed delivery of the SD4000 to NYC ADs is killing me! I might go insane and buy myself a DSSD instead!!!

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They are extremely elegant!!!! .

 

I am in search of my first ever Sub - My name down for the LV with green bezel and dials.

It's growing on me every day.

 

 

 

 


You mean this???

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Love the Hulk.
post #31914 of 34013
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And yet I put it on my wrist and part of me wants to get it.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHA

 

I LOL'd :)

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And yet I put it on my wrist and part of me wants to get it.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHA

 

I LOL'd :)


I LOL'd too. Again, just now.

Technical mistake: the DSSD is NOT 28.5mm thick. That's the DeepSea Challenge, which is the watch that James Cameron took with him on his submersible. Sorry about that.

The DeepSea SeaDweller is, in fact, "only" 17.5mm, which still makes it about 40% thicker than a Sub.

But it looks positively anorexic beside the DeepSea Challenge, 'no?

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You got to play with the Deep Sea Challenge too?!  I was just reading about that.  Now, if nothing else, that would be sufficiently different to your other subs....

 

Your dealer is awesome.

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You got to play with the Deep Sea Challenge too?!  I was just reading about that.  Now, if nothing else, that would be sufficiently different to your other subs....

 

Your dealer is awesome.


Sadly, these aren't my pics. I should have cited that properly. Sorry. The DeepSea Challenge did make an appearance in NYC via Tourneau and William Barthman so I saw it twice back in the day (a few months ago?). Obviously it wasn't like it was a piece to actually acquire (or is it????) - but the DSSD is also, uhm, relatively more wearable. Ahahah.
post #31918 of 34013

To think you had no dive watch only a couple of weeks ago.  And now there's a distinct possibility that you might have four very shortly.  Or five with the Double Red...still, you do share them with Mrs Frilly, so it's only two and a half, technically, and they're so much cheaper than the Pateks.  You don't even have a Porsche.  Am I helping?

post #31919 of 34013
Frills, was the DSSD all that big and unmanageable? I must say, it looks very balanced on your wrist and I'm sure you can pull it off nicely given your body build.
I'm going to head over to my AD tomorrow to try it on again and may acquire it in the next few weeks. For some reason, I'm now drawn to bigger watches and this one fits the bill. I'll just have to get my deadlifts to 500 by end of this year and I'm all set!!
post #31920 of 34013
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I wore mine to my wedding yesterday and gave my wife hers as her present. Lovely watches.
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