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Congratulations, Chobo!  That's a beautiful and memorable gift - and well done for conceiving one that allowed you to buy yourself an awesome watch as an integral part!  May you both live long and happy. :)

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On my way to work, my morning stroll took me through the Royal Palace park after I had dropped off my kid at kindergarten. A lovely spring day! I wish all you TWATs a wonderful day and week nod[1].gif

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Hell's bells, that looks delicious.  Happy days indeed, NS!

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So I have been wondering...

Hodinkee editor Ben was given an RS7 to drive all over Europe this weekend, prior to an article and photoshoot they were doing for a watch company.

I don't know that it was given by the company that they were doing the article for/about, but it certainly seems like it would skew the article regardless.

Is the journalistic integrity of Hodinkee at risk when they receive things like this?

I know they aren't critical of many things on the site, but it seems like it is off kilter.

Thoughts?

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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?

 

Hahaha. - we shall see... I suppose this is the 2014 dose of frillyvolousness at work?

 

 

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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!!

 

I understand why the DSSD is a polarizing design.  The new ceramic Submariners elicit similar comments - because of the way the chunky lugs flow into a bracelet that tapers down to 18mm, they appear top heavy.  This is magnified in the DSSD because the DSSD is thicker (17.5mm versus the SubC's 12.5mm) and larger (44mm versus 40mm).  I have friends who wore the DSSD for 1-2 months and sold them immediately because it didn't "sit right on their wrists."  

 

But, there are also a handful of solid, stalwart DSSD fans who love it because of what it represents - that damn celebration of human exploration and the extreme.  I'm sure the DeepSea Challenge would have its fans and adherents if it was commercially available! Haha.  You won't get a lot of love from TWAT for the DSSD - this has to be your personal decision.  

 

But then something tells me that the DSSD is whispering to you for the exact same reason why you don't think it's absolutely batshit insane to be picking up 500 lbs with your legs and lower back, risking injury and absolute mayhem.  

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But, there are also a handful of solid, stalwart DSSD fans who love it because of what it represents - that damn celebration of human exploration and the extreme.  I'm sure the DeepSea Challenge would have its fans and adherents if it was commercially available! Haha.  You won't get a lot of love from TWAT for the DSSD - this has to be your personal decision.  

 

But then something tells me that the DSSD is whispering to you for the exact same reason why you don't think it's absolutely batshit insane to be picking up 500 lbs with your legs and lower back, risking injury and absolute mayhem.  

 

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Originally Posted by forex View Post

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!!

I agree with Frills. I also get the impression you love it for what it is, and I'm not sure if the hesitation is because you worry about what will happen in 1 to 2 months or because it's not a well received watch in general. If it's the latter,you should kop it already, if it's the former I would suggest looking for a 2nd hand version to eliminate any potential loss. I think what is out there on the interwebz about the DSSD is pretty accurate (and I think you have tried it on), so I'm not sure there is anything else that will help your decision outside of trying to borrow one for a week.

 

And 500lbs? If that's legit, holy crap.

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^^I think that the apprehension is due to its size, I am not sure I will like it long run so it is possible I may get sick of it in 2 months time. I will try to get out there and try it again, need to correctly size it this time, I have tried it on a couple of times but it wasn't sized for my wrist.
I am a long way to get to 500 but you need to have a goal, right?
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Maybe try taking a picture of it on your wrist and save it to your desktop background or phone background for a while? That may help you figure out if the relationship will last or not.

I just got done my first real set deadlifting of classes recently. It kind of destroyed me, but got me addicted. I'm hoping to get up to 4 plates for the next class in the fall (405lbs) because I'm still a small timer.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
 

 

Hahaha. - we shall see... I suppose this is the 2014 dose of frillyvolousness at work?

 

 

 

I understand why the DSSD is a polarizing design.  The new ceramic Submariners elicit similar comments - because of the way the chunky lugs flow into a bracelet that tapers down to 18mm, they appear top heavy.  This is magnified in the DSSD because the DSSD is thicker (17.5mm versus the SubC's 12.5mm) and larger (44mm versus 40mm).  I have friends who wore the DSSD for 1-2 months and sold them immediately because it didn't "sit right on their wrists."

 

But, there are also a handful of solid, stalwart DSSD fans who love it because of what it represents - that damn celebration of human exploration and the extreme.  I'm sure the DeepSea Challenge would have its fans and adherents if it was commercially available! Haha.  You won't get a lot of love from TWAT for the DSSD - this has to be your personal decision.

 

But then something tells me that the DSSD is whispering to you for the exact same reason why you don't think it's absolutely batshit insane to be picking up 500 lbs with your legs and lower back, risking injury and absolute mayhem.

However....  perspective for me lies in the thickness.

17.5mm is 11/16" thick. It is thicker than a stack 10 quarters on top of each other.

Whether you love or hate the design or the functionality, it is HUGE.

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Yup. It's huge. And as you said, it's about perspective. I suspect that the DSSD appeals to the same folks who would look at garden hose-thick veins on 19+ inch bodybuilder biceps and say - yeah, THAT'S what I want to look like. If not all the time, perhaps at some point in my life. The same guys who would look at 500 lbs and say yeah, I want to deadlift that. There's that sense of the extreme, of how far you want to push the plate - or yourself. That same sense and aesthetic will make most people want to vomit! But yeah, for you - it's like, I want to see if I can do that.

At least that's how I interpret it!

Obviously there's room for intersubjective dialogue. Otherwise, if everything is purely subjective then what's the place for our TWAT discussions and what's the point of asking for advice from friends whose taste and sense of style we trust?

But ya know, at the end of the day it's gotta sing to ya. mimo prefers big booty chunky ladies - the rest of us be damned. Our TWAT Princess herself has gained a bit of weight over the last couple of years:

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By the standards of many who prefer bikini models who are slimmer, Kate is HUGE! The number of web hits for "Kate Upton fat" is mind boggling. And yet, I love her. Hahaha.

Note: You know I'm in serious trouble when I start using Princess Kate and stick thin supermodels as an analogy to the DSSD.......
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I am a long way to get to 500 but you need to have a goal, right?

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I just got done my first real set deadlifting of classes recently. It kind of destroyed me, but got me addicted. I'm hoping to get up to 4 plates for the next class in the fall (405lbs) because I'm still a small timer.

Dear lord, I was proud of myself for doing 205 this weekend. LOL That was 3 sets of 8 reps, but I can't imagine doubling that!
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Dear lord, I was proud of myself for doing 205 this weekend. LOL That was 3 sets of 8 reps, but I can't imagine doubling that!


We have a class competition at the end, 3 single lifts, so 405lbs would be just for 1 pull (it's a bunch of us that all take kettle bell classes together). For the classes we did 5 sets of 5 before the taper ( then 5 sets of 3's). I would never be lifting 405 for sets, that's Frills territory haha.

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Dear lord, I was proud of myself for doing 205 this weekend. LOL That was 3 sets of 8 reps, but I can't imagine doubling that!


We have a class competition at the end, 3 single lifts, so 405lbs would be just for 1 pull (it's a bunch of us that all take kettle bell classes together). For the classes we did 5 sets of 5 before the taper ( then 5 sets of 3's). I would never be lifting 405 for sets, that's Frills territory haha.


My territory long, long ago. Back when I could boast of squatting over 500 for reps and maxing out with a 370 bench. Now I lift far less weight but I dare say I still go balls to the wall in the gym. Amazing how hard you can go on yourself with a change of angle, tempo, rest between sets, or sequence of exercises.
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My everyday watch

 

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From watches to sportscars to deadlifts...I love it!
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