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I'm going to get what I like, but I'm asking to hear perspectives I had not considered. The SD4000 is in a price range where there are a lot of interesting alternatives, so my mind has been drifting to other things. I'm in no rush, just trying to flush out all of the possibilities in my head.

Dino and I agree on some things and disagree on others, but regardless, I like hearing his thought process.
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Here is a muscular perspective to consider. Daytona looks ok on a tough guy:

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Heck, even a Mocha Day Date on a Jubilee bracelet doesn't look "a bit feminine" at all:

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The SD4000, all of 40.5mm large and 15mm thick, also looks fine on a 6.25" wrist:

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Whatever you choose, DLJr, I'm sure it'll be well thought out - and super awesome.

And just so TWAT isn't too inundated with pictures of muscular men, I present this picture of young Charlotte McKinney from yesterday's photoshoot with Terry Richardson. Sorry, no watch:

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How'd she know what time it is?

Does she work 'em as a sundial?
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I just watched Hodinkee's video on the Patek minute repeaters for the third time. Absolutely unreal. I can't get enough of that sound. The absolute ultimate as far as I'm concerned.
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I know this isn't high holology in anyway but I just received a Calvin Klein watch as a gift. To my surprise it was automatic and it deceivingly comes in a very respectable wood and metal box...

Anybody knows who makes the watches for Calvin Klein? It says Swiss made on the bottom.

I might use this as my knock about watch.





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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

I am with Dino and would go Daytona over the SD4000.  Something about the Daytona just calls to me and it's hard to explain.  It just felt great on my wrist when I tried it on and similar to my BLNR, I could just stare at the dial and admire it.  I have tried on quite a few of different watches in the sub-$15K price range and most of them are great but just don't speak to me.  Plus I would use the chromo function as I use the timezone function on my GMT.  

If you learn anything from TWAT, learn that we are more impressed by you getting the watch that you like, not the watch that we like.  Unless you are Frilly, then you just get them all wink.gif

I'm with Dino and JB as well.

I was close picking up SD4000 after I sold my SubC Date but decided on a 116520 Daytona for many reasons. The way it looked on my wrist, 4130 movement, it's racing heritage, almost cult like following happy.gifnest.gif
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Its annoying when sellers cancel your transaction in order to accept a higher bid from someone else, but I cant really blame them for doing so. Ultimately, money is the name of the game here and these are all luxury/discretionary purchases; they arent gouging air conditioners in July or something. I have had it happen to me and I have done it once or twice (I am paying off student loans and when it comes down to it, I will do what I have to to get them paid off. Its nothing personal).

 

If you spent some time in a dealership talking down the price of the car, and then went home to sleep on the decision and someone else came in and offered them their asking price, do you think they would hold it for you? Ebay can say whatever it wants about what constitutes a "transaction", but until money changes hands, nothing is bought or sold. If it really ticks you off that much, you can deny the request to cancel a transaction and it puts a strike against the seller.

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No, it's total bullshit if a seller ACCEPTS your offer, tendered in good faith, then reneges on that contract to get more money from someone else. There's a 900 page thread somewhere around here regarding a pink tie that sums up the feeling of what I think is the majority.

If the offer is not accepted or an agreement to sell not reached (like sleeping on a dealer's offer to sell you a car without accepting it) then it's no harm no foul.

When I used to sell on here I probably could have cleared a couple of grand more by breaking contract to accept a higher offer and I don't think anyone would ever know, short of an admin reading my PM's. But that is never cool and these kinds of sellers should be shamed
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this is the best thing that happened to me all day
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Originally Posted by kaizo View Post

I know this isn't high holology in anyway but I just received a Calvin Klein watch as a gift. To my surprise it was automatic and it deceivingly comes in a very respectable wood and metal box...

Anybody knows who makes the watches for Calvin Klein? It says Swiss made on the bottom.

I might use this as my knock about watch.
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Congrats! Looks very nice. 

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Frills, now that was a watchgasmic collection. The lunch pic, not the scantily clad femme.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Not to jump the gun, but I'm waiting for the next cornhole challenger, so I figured I'd ask. If you had the choice between the SD4000 and the Daytona (modern), which way would you lean? I still have to read the details of your response, but their is a strong urge to own two iconic Chronos.

And I wanted to add, while I don't share every aesthetic preference you do, the you and Belli share your opinions I take another very deep look at my perspective. The watch and design knowledge between the two of you is extremely humbling and helpful. Cheers to the both of you!


For me it's real simple. The SS Daytona was my first grail. This is the first watch that I coveted and I couldn't just buy it. It didn't take too long however and I eventually got it. I also bought an SD, but not the SD4000 but an SD. It's a beast and it's not the Deep Sea, but it's still a real divers diver. The problem for me however is it's also got a hump on the back of the watch. It's certainly not as comfortable as the Daytona, because it's heavier and its got a hump on the back of the case. I found it uncomfortable after a few hours and I eventually traded it for something else. I still have the SS Daytona, and I no longer have any desire to own a SD. The Double Red would be really cool, but then again that would also have a hump on the back of the case. The 1680 Red is a different story however, it doesn't have a hump on the back of the case.

 

 

Oh, did I mention the SD has a hump on the back of the case? LOL

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(Terry Richardson is a grade A shitheel)

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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
 

Its annoying when sellers cancel your transaction in order to accept a higher bid from someone else, but I cant really blame them for doing so. Ultimately, money is the name of the game here and these are all luxury/discretionary purchases; they arent gouging air conditioners in July or something. I have had it happen to me and I have done it once or twice (I am paying off student loans and when it comes down to it, I will do what I have to to get them paid off. Its nothing personal).

 

If you spent some time in a dealership talking down the price of the car, and then went home to sleep on the decision and someone else came in and offered them their asking price, do you think they would hold it for you? Ebay can say whatever it wants about what constitutes a "transaction", but until money changes hands, nothing is bought or sold. If it really ticks you off that much, you can deny the request to cancel a transaction and it puts a strike against the seller.

 

Note to self: never do business with DerangedGoose.

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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post
 

 

Note to self: never do business with DerangedGoose.

 

It is what it is. Ive never ripped off or defrauded anyone, and I wouldnt deal with the hassle over a difference of a couple bucks, but if the difference is significant, I would be upfront, apologize, and address the more pressing needs in my life.

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