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Because it's fantastic at 40. Frills was nice enough to bring it along tonight to the NOMOS event to let me try it. Fantastic. As is the Metro. I did not like it in pictures but it is fantastic on the wrist.
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There are also a few BLNRs out there for sale, for over a year now! Try getting them with a big discount!

At the Nomos event today. DLJr took the train up all the way from his whereabouts to visit the founder of TWAT, our OP; have dinner with me at Shake Shack; brave the subways of NYC to check out my SD4000; and hang with Ben Clymer and the Hodinkee guys at the Nomos event downtown.

Here's DLJr wearing his 35mm Orion rose with accents (bottom), chatting with Mark Braun, the designer of the new Nomos Metro (on his wrist) with the new escapement.


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A fun TWAT-worthy event!
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Dilemma: Beach season is approaching and after getting my Speedmaster Sapphire Sandwich tested today at my local watchmaker, I was advised not to bring it anywhere near a beach.

 

Opportunity: Looks like I'm in need of a knock-around watch for the beach, active sports and rugged adventure travel (spending a month in S.E. Asia this October).

 

Anyone want to recommend something sub-$1,000 that fits the bill? I was told GShock (ooh, a compass!) would work, but the darn things look like transformers. And then there's Luminox, but they have that whole Navy Seal fetish thing going on. I'm liking the idea of solar powered with a screw-down crown.

 

Thoughts?

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My question is; How do  I wear a classic watch with a smart watch taking up all the space??:D

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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

There's already a few out there for sale. Won't be that exclusive, me thinks. Why didn't they make it in 42?

I never said it would be exclusive. In addition if they made it as a 42 that wouldn't make it more exclusive.

Rolex is known for making watches in large volumes. If you thought it was going to be a limited edition or exclusive, you were sorely mistaken. However, exclusivity or lack thereof doesn't detract from the beauty or well thought out details of the SD4000.

As for its size, its truly IMHO, the ideal size for a sports Rolex. For those that want a 42, there is the Ex2 for those desiring a 44, there is the DSSD. If Rolex thought there was a larger market that they were not capturing by only offering the Ex2 at 42 and the DSSD at 44, then I'm sure we would see additional professional model Rolexes that are over 40mm.
post #32586 of 39132
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

There are also a few BLNRs out there for sale, for over a year now! Try getting them with a big discount!

At the Nomos event today. DLJr took the train up all the way from his whereabouts to visit the founder of TWAT, our OP; have dinner with me at Shake Shack; brave the subways of NYC to check out my SD4000; and hang with Ben Clymer and the Hodinkee guys at the Nomos event downtown.

Here's DLJr wearing his 35mm Orion rose with accents (bottom), chatting with Mark Braun, the designer of the new Nomos Metro (on his wrist) with the new escapement.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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A fun TWAT-worthy event!

Looks like a good time! Nomos is getting a lot of love lately. I'll have to check out the 'dink tomorrow a.m.

And was Greg wearing his 210, perchance?
post #32587 of 39132
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Congrats on the Rolex Frilly!

TWATers what's your opinion on Glycine watches? I tried on two today that I fell in love with. Especially the first one.
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And not Rolex or something like that, but what I wore today. biggrin.gif





Okay, I spoilered your Glycines only because I much preferred your Hamilton pic over those two.

And to be honest, I don't know much about them aside from the Airman watch-- apparently a fairly decent option for military servicemen who needed to track a second time zone back in the day.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Dilemma: Beach season is approaching and after getting my Speedmaster Sapphire Sandwich tested today at my local watchmaker, I was advised not to bring it anywhere near a beach.

 

Opportunity: Looks like I'm in need of a knock-around watch for the beach, active sports and rugged adventure travel (spending a month in S.E. Asia this October).

 

Anyone want to recommend something sub-$1,000 that fits the bill? I was told GShock (ooh, a compass!) would work, but the darn things look like transformers. And then there's Luminox, but they have that whole Navy Seal fetish thing going on. I'm liking the idea of solar powered with a screw-down crown.

 

Thoughts?

 

Seiko "Monster" watch?  Orange seems to be all the rage but I think they come in a couple of other colors as well.  This is the Mimo go to for the beach and it fits the bill at well under $1,000

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


Okay, I spoilered your Glycines only because I much preferred your Hamilton pic over those two.

And to be honest, I don't know much about them aside from the Airman watch-- apparently a fairly decent option for military servicemen who needed to track a second time zone back in the day.

 

Thanks! I was at the event and the Sales Rep was telling me that "how is it possible that I never heard before about Glycine!" I was going to answer, I haven't read about them on TWAT so... :lol:

 

But he would not know what I was talking about. :lol: 

 

On the other hand, @mimo told me about Stowa's... dammit now I want this one. 

 

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I wanted to share my new (pre-owned) watch - my in-laws-to-be wanted to buy me a watch of my choosing for my wedding present (within a certain budget).  Prior to this, the only watch I owned was a Tissot PRC200 (and some godawful Kenneth Cole watches in my younger years).  I spent the last few months on watch sites and in watch stores in PA and NY figuring out what was important to me in a watch, what appealed to me, and what I could afford.

 

I ended up choosing this and meeting up with a guy from a watch forum up in NY to pick this up - I'm in love with it.

 

My new Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Reserve De Marche on Camille Fournet midnight blue alligator strap.

 

 

The Ultra Thin Moon gets a lot of love (and justifiably so), but for me the RDM on the wrist was one of those "love at first sight" situations.

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Thanks! I was at the event and the Sales Rep was telling me that "how is it possible that I never heard before about Glycine!" I was going to answer, I haven't read about them on TWAT so... lol8%5B1%5D.gif

But he would not know what I was talking about. lol8%5B1%5D.gif 

On the other hand, @mimo told me about Stowa's... dammit now I want this one.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Glycine has produced some great stuff in the past, and they have a legitimate place in pilot's-watch history, but the only one of their current offerings that would interest me is the classic version of the Airman, and I don't exactly need another pilot's watch at the moment.

I much prefer the German chrono. It's a relief that they didn't mess up the dial with an eyesore of a date window afterthought like so many watches do, and the version with date is better-integrated than most, too. I like Stowa in general; they're a solid company and they offer some distinct designs. I can't think of any independent German companies that don't offer good quality and value for money, in fact.

Speaking of no-date two-register chronos, I'm going with this one to begin a cloudy office day...

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Originally Posted by d4nimal View Post

I wanted to share my new (pre-owned) watch - my in-laws-to-be wanted to buy me a watch of my choosing for my wedding present (within a certain budget).  Prior to this, the only watch I owned was a Tissot PRC200 (and some godawful Kenneth Cole watches in my younger years).  I spent the last few months on watch sites and in watch stores in PA and NY figuring out what was important to me in a watch, what appealed to me, and what I could afford.

I ended up choosing this and meeting up with a guy from a watch forum up in NY to pick this up - I'm in love with it.

My new Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Reserve De Marche on Camille Fournet midnight blue alligator strap.




The Ultra Thin Moon gets a lot of love (and justifiably so), but for me the RDM on the wrist was one of those "love at first sight" situations.

Congratulations - that is an absolute beauty. Does your fiancee have a sister?
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Lovely sunny day in London today = no socks + Ex2 + espresso...

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Early 70's Seamaster over my hairless Asian arm ;)

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I never said it would be exclusive. In addition if they made it as a 42 that wouldn't make it more exclusive.

Rolex is known for making watches in large volumes. If you thought it was going to be a limited edition or exclusive, you were sorely mistaken. However, exclusivity or lack thereof doesn't detract from the beauty or well thought out details of the SD4000.

As for its size, its truly IMHO, the ideal size for a sports Rolex. For those that want a 42, there is the Ex2 for those desiring a 44, there is the DSSD. If Rolex thought there was a larger market that they were not capturing by only offering the Ex2 at 42 and the DSSD at 44, then I'm sure we would see additional professional model Rolexes that are over 40mm.

Quite the expert, I see.
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