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post #7186 of 39050
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Originally Posted by Panzeraxe II View Post
Clearly the plaque with your name on it is in the ladies room.
Slider....you stink.
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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post
HAHA. Clearly. I haven't watched that movie since I was a kid, and I refuse to re-watch it so I can be part of the cool bro club that can recite lines from the movie off the top of their head. Perhaps we can also start spouting one liners from Swingers, equally as ghey.
You can be my wingman any time.
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1968 Rolex Oyster. My dad escaped the Vietnam War, Pol Pot's Cambodia, and the Iranian Revolution (in that order) with this on. He gave it to me for my 30th birthday.
post #7188 of 39050
I have these 2.
I think that currently German watches offer excellent value and design. I love the technology, simplicity and elegance of the Damasko.
40mm case.

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And my Omega Seamaster "birth watch". Still excellent after more than 50 years!
37mm case.


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Finally, I lust after this watch, but doubt I will never be able to afford it. I think it's truly beautiful, but 5K for any watch is just way too rich for me. Dornbluth Center-second.

post #7189 of 39050
How much do you think it would cost to get the chrono fixed on this watch. And what do you think is the wisdom of buying from a seller in the Philippines. i've always wanted one of these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_5897wt_905
post #7190 of 39050
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post
sixish minutes to six


Looks great. Rare to see an IWC Mark XVI around these parts.

What's the consensus on the XVI versus XV? I'm considering a NWT XVI and a pre-owned XV, both on a strap.
post #7191 of 39050
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Originally Posted by chasingred View Post


1968 Rolex Oyster. My dad escaped the Vietnam War, Pol Pot's Cambodia, and the Iranian Revolution (in that order) with this on. He gave it to me for my 30th birthday.

Great watch and story
post #7192 of 39050
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Originally Posted by vbuskirk View Post

Will come one direct me to find some watch band of this sort? I'm not quite sure where is a good site, I've only look through Ebay.
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Originally Posted by iDoc View Post
Looks great. Rare to see an IWC Mark XVI around these parts.

What's the consensus on the XVI versus XV? I'm considering a NWT XVI and a pre-owned XV, both on a strap.

The Mark XV is far, far, far more elegant imo (and I do think that is also the consensus).

The XV stayed true to the elegance of the classic Mark XI and XII.
The hands, the font, the dial design are all beautifully balanced and coordinated.
It has the historically correct British military designation (Mark) and therefore the correct British hands.
I think the white date dial effectively balances the missing 3. I like the serif font, a lot.

The XVI is a complete hodge-podge, even mixing the British designation with a German dial and hands.
The missing 6, 8, 12 look like gaps in teeth (just fine on Lauren Hutton but just ugly here).
The white-lettered date dial at the 3 position further unbalances the dial. The font is ugly, especially the open 4, and too large and skinny.

The only elements I prefer on the XVI are the slightly larger case and the graduated lengths between the minute, hour, and major hour (3, 6, 9) markers.

The XV is 38mm diameter; the XVI 39mm. Both models use the same movement.

The XV is a classic that will always maintain value.
The XVI will be relegated to the dustbin of bad design decisions.
I don't like the Spitfire versions, either.


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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post
Will come one direct me to find some watch band of this sort? I'm not quite sure where is a good site, I've only look through Ebay.

That is called a NATO strap.

These are good:
Time Factors
Gnomon
Maratac

Good info thread.
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Originally Posted by venessian View Post
That is called a NATO strap.

These are good:
Time Factors
Gnomon
Maratac

Good info thread.

Ahem...someone you have forgotten?

/M
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post
How much do you think it would cost to get the chrono fixed on this watch. And what do you think is the wisdom of buying from a seller in the Philippines. i've always wanted one of these http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110638409520&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_5897wt_905
Who the fuck is Gerald Genta?
post #7198 of 39050
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Who the fuck is Gerald Genta?

I hope you are joking or being sarcastic. In the event that you are not, I offer the following:

Gerald Genta, the man and not the brand, designed of the following crappy watches that defined the luxury sports watch segment during the 70s:

1) Audemar Piguet Royal Oak
2) Patek Philippe Nautilus
3) Vacheron Constantin 222 aka Overseas
4) IWC Ingenieur

He started his own brand in 1969 but unfortunately, it went through ups and downs, with more downs than ups. The company is now part of the Bulgair group after various owners.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post
^ Wow, you change outfits really fast! Nice watches.
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Originally Posted by sephlod View Post
You pretty much own every watch on my wish list. The only thing that's missing is a planet ocean!
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