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RFX, please post pics of your full collection. Thanks! smile.gif
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You should see his baller sneaker and leather collection. shog[1].gif
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POST THOSE TOO!
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mimo, you're welcome. And yes, you did call this last (ongoing?) round of frillyvolousness.

P.S. I heard you liked the symmetry of this one currently on my wrist:

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Ah yes..."less is more" in this instance, I feel.  I might have mentioned a liking for that, once or twice.  Looking good. :)

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Symmetry at its best. Love.
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Watch selfie while waiting for wife getting her hair cut.

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I'm looking for a dress watch. My preferences are heavily skewed towards simple. The new Omega Trésor looks fantastic to me.

 

 

I am also a fan of smaller watches. My daily wear is a 34mm Rolex Air-King, but I suspect the diameter won't bother me because of the (relative) thinness. I will try on the watch before buying to make sure it's the appropriate size.

 

Question: What else do you like in this category, buying new, in the general price range (15k and below)?

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For 15k Id find an AP ultra thin. But that Omega looks lovely, whats the MSRP?
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Piaget Altiplano. Not sure what the RRP on that is though, except its out of my price range.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Thank you my friend.  I hope you are still enjoying your Jumbo RO.  I might be stopping by your neighborhood toward the end of the year...so maybe we can meet up then if not sooner. Cheers!

Dino, I am actually rocking my Jumbo right now! Loving it as you told me I would. So glad I went with my gut (and your advice) and traded in went with this over the 15400.



Also, Dino, I just moved back to NYC for a new job, which I may be commemorating with a non-Dino approved watch. Even though it doesn't get your stamp of approval, I am excited by the prospect and if all goes well, I should pull the trigger by the end of the month. I will definitely share if it happens (even if I incur Dino's friendly wrath).
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

For 15k Id find an AP ultra thin. But that Omega looks lovely, whats the MSRP?

 

Omega should MSRP between 13-15k.

 

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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Piaget Altiplano. Not sure what the RRP on that is though, except its out of my price range.
 
Both the AP ultra thin and the Piaget Altiplano are good suggestions, but they mostly make me see that I like the textured dial on the Omega more than I realized.
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Have big bill to replace 18ct crown on GRAFF watch with Chopard movement ggrrrrr
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Hahaha, I think I will take a pass on that bad boy smile.gif.

With that said, I do love me some Piaget. KeithT needs to step his game up!

And Dino, glad we are in agreement icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


UH OH. Shots fired!

Admittedly, I may be over-thinking my next purchase Newcomer, but that's only because I don't want to blow it LOL.

I can say that there are a few pieces that I've now dropped from consideration (for differing reasons)....so in a way, that's making progress, right?

Hint: Piaget is still on the short list.

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I confess that dial is a lot more attractive in your pic.  This is quite something - we're definitely out of kopping season for you, but now you're into steel sports watches instead of precious Patek complications, I guess we can look forward to more frequent vicarious indulgence.  Go Frilly!  I would like to add that I predicted this diver-fest, and also that one day you will have a Panerai.  Either way, you keep bringing the meat to this thread.
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Breasts are for babies.  I am also unmoved by the pneumatic Ms Upton.  But I don't know who yours is either.  Anyway, perhaps as gentlemen we can respond to the misogynistic horrors of the last couple of internet days by raising our standards a little.  I'd be quite happy to look at watches, really.  Here are some now, with an exam question:

"The TWATterati have expressed disapproval of the modern IWC range for several reasons, and even the popular Portuguese range has faced criticism.  Discuss why."





  Further recent evidence for comparison (Click to show)















The case shape of the (top) Portuguese chrono is awkward - wider at the dial than at the back, and as a result, slopes to catch your shirt sleeve and wedge it underneath, so it looks like you're showing your watch off. The "classic" case, shown on the second and third watch, is larger and thicker but a softer shape.  Neither of these things probably has any relation to IWC's status in TWAT.  They are just practical things I noticed when looking at some.

The latter two watches also have the "newer in-house movements", allegedly.   I've heard various bones of contention about IWC, including suggestions of dishonesty about how "in house" they really are. I'd like to know more about that from the more advanced creatures here.

But for my part as a simple tyre-kicking caveman, I say this: that awkwardly-shaped chrono above is still very beautiful and distinctive to me, and I would rather like one. Is this wrong?

mimo, I'm pretty much with you on that assessment. If the older-style chrono were slightly tweaked (mainly those d*amned chopped off numerals) it would be vastly more appealing to me. But as it stands, I still would prefer that watch to the others you've shown here, simply based on looks. The movement thing opens up a whole other line of discussion of course.

Also, put me in the camp of "frilly needs to get into Panerai". I think it's just a matter of time.

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Simple (though very basic IWC owning) caveman chiming in: Since IWC abandoned the cursive script for print on their Portos, they haven't really done anything for me. Not that I don't think the Automatic looks nice (I feel bad for the cut numerals on the chrono), it's just that knowing how good they used to look, I'd never consider a new model.

My favorite is probably the limited Pisa edition, with it's handpainted dial:

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Hell to the yeah....that looks tres elegant.

Am I too young to say "they don't make 'em like they used to?"

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Much as blue dials and stick markers always appeal, I think I like the earlier 5100 more: either way, these movements are spectacular, aren't they?  








It's about four years since I was last in NY.  One of these days I'm going to have to come over for lunch.  With so much TWAT-chat, it's starting to feel overdue.

Talking of PP, my beloved has taken an endearing interest in matters horological after being shown so many things over the last couple of years.  She was showing me pictures of stuff last night that she's decided she likes.  Frilly's 3970 featured prominently.  Three different versions so far on her "I'd quite like..." list.  Salmon dial anyone?  I knew you people were ruining my life.  There's me still agonising over  Stowa and the light of my life is graduating to Patek grand complications.  You jerks.

To me, it just seems like all Pateks should be round, Nautilus excepted.

But there's no denying that's another tremendous watch....spectacular movement, indeed.

You should definitely buy one for your wife.

And get yourself an Armitron biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

Dino, I am actually rocking my Jumbo right now! Loving it as you told me I would. So glad I went with my gut (and your advice) and traded in went with this over the 15400.



Also, Dino, I just moved back to NYC for a new job, which I may be commemorating with a non-Dino approved watch. Even though it doesn't get your stamp of approval, I am excited by the prospect and if all goes well, I should pull the trigger by the end of the month. I will definitely share if it happens (even if I incur Dino's friendly wrath).

Sweet RO....good luck with the move, and keep us posted if/when you pull the trigger.

I've got a brief stop in NYC around the first of the month, but likely no time for watch (or any other) shopping, unfortunately.
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

Omega should MSRP between 13-15k.

I cant imagine spending that kind of change on a simple 3 handed Omega. Ymmv.
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