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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

He also posted a wrist shot :
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post #9932 of 31029
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I have a GP as well and love some of their work (not the one pictured however)... it's a nice watch for sure, but it's not such to legitimize disdain for another equally nice watch. So to be honest, I'm not benefiting from the "perspective".

I think you just did. If someone is mocking a brand, then it's helpful to know where he's coming from. Now you know. Just to be clear: my post was not meant to support his view. That GP is far from an attractive watch.

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A watch company founded in 1833 is a "trend" insofar as their latest lineup was released this week.

And the fact that you feel the need to mock somebody, somewhere in a thread of over 9000 posts who mentions they like Zenith speaks more to your lack of decency than anything else.

I think you missed my point; see above.
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Don't worry Lonneker, I understood your post completely. It was quite brilliant. I only quoted you to repost the atrocious timepiece...too bad it didn't reappear biggrin.gif

 

My comments were completely directed at ThatGuy, who is quite literally that guy.

 

Sorry for the misunderstanding friend!

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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post

I think you just did. If someone is mocking a brand, then it's helpful to know where he's coming from. Now you know. Just to be clear: my post was not meant to support his view. That GP is far from an attractive watch.
I think you missed my point; see above.

ya I think I know what you mean... and for the record I don't like the watch he pictured either. But, I do like some of their other offerings in a similar style. More like these from the 1945 Collection ...

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Don't worry Lonneker, I understood your post completely. It was quite brilliant. biggrin.gif

My comments were completely directed at ThatGuy, who is quite literally that guy.

Sorry for the misunderstanding friend!

lol8[1].gif I was thinking that as well... oh the irony! Thx Cylon nod[1].gif
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I wouldn't crap all over GP for the sake of one troll.

GP has some amazing pieces, and those are beautiful watches Kid Nickels................cept for the lugs peepwall[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

He also posted a wrist shot :
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I'll admit I have an a real thing for Reversos, but this JLC RdM is fabulous... I guess I'll need one of each! Wonderful wrist shot Warren fing02[1].gif
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So I went and looked at the Ralph Lauren watch in person today. It really is gorgeous and if it was a bit cheaper I'd probably be wearing it right now. Still tempted but the lack of provenance does bother me.
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

So I went and looked at the Ralph Lauren watch in person today. It really is gorgeous and if it was a bit cheaper I'd probably be wearing it right now. Still tempted but the lack of provenance does bother me.

exactly... I don't understand this from a product standpoint at all... for the price why would one buy an RL watch?
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Hehe that isn't my wrist shot. I stole that picture from TZ. I always like the RDM, but the first one measuring at 37mm, it was really underwhelming in person. I think 39mm is the perfect size for that watch. I'm also a huge fan of the Reverso. But its a watch everybody should try on before pulling the trigger. As they vary a lot in thickness in addition to the case size which makes them wear differently.


Anyway guys, I just pull the trigger on a Sub-C. I know most people are against the new lugs. But I can live with it... I'm stoked! It should be here on Tuesday. Borrow pic from the seller. Got a few more bucks left over, So I'll have a good start for my next watch....shog[1].gif

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In my opinion, the new Submariner is the most successful of Rolex's recent redesigns. The wider lugs are in keeping with the rugged, sporty nature of the watch, and the bracelet is a thousand times improved.

I'm glad to see JLC is tweaking the Master Control to have a narrower bezel. Honestly, I have a hard time understanding the few comments earlier in preference for the beefier bezel. The Master Control always had a narrower bezel, up until the most recent redesign four or five years ago. The thicker bezel was anomalous relative to the model's history and clearly not liked very well. In my opinion, the thinner bezel restores a lot of elegance to the watch that was previously lost.

I think IWC has lost it. Well, maybe they're selling a lot more watches, but only at the expense of anything I personally found interesting about the brand. The new Pilot watches are pastiches: designed to be reminiscent of flight instruments (hence the silly date display) rather than function as the real flight instruments they once were. The standard Pilot watch hasn't looked good since the Mark XV.
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

Hehe that isn't my wrist shot. I stole that picture from TZ. I always like the RDM, but the first one measuring at 37mm, it was really underwhelming in person. I think 39mm is the perfect size for that watch. I'm also a huge fan of the Reverso. But its a watch everybody should try on before pulling the trigger. As they vary a lot in thickness in addition to the case size which makes them wear differently.
Anyway guys, I just pull the trigger on a Sub-C. I know most people are against the new lugs. But I can live with it... I'm stoked! It should be here on Tuesday. Borrow pic from the seller. Got a few more bucks left over, So I'll have a good start for my next watch....shog[1].gif
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The only thing I don't like about the Sub is the bubble magnifying thing going on with the date. If Rolex didn't have that I would've went for this Rolex over the Omega Seamaster
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

In my opinion, the new Submariner is the most successful of Rolex's recent redesigns. The wider lugs are in keeping with the rugged, sporty nature of the watch, and the bracelet is a thousand times improved.

I agree the bracelet is a lot better. long overdue....
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

The only thing I don't like about the Sub is the bubble magnifying thing going on with the date. If Rolex didn't have that I would've went for this Rolex over the Omega Seamaster

I understand.... FWIW, the cyclops is really easy to take off and put back on.
The newer Sub cyclops have an AR coating now. So you can actually read the date now. With the older version, sometime the date is just too blurry or impossible to read from a hand distance (defeat the main purpose, lol I know right)
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I like the cyclops. Iconic to the design, and just quirky enough.
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Another +1 for the cyclops. I love doing the "Rolex salute" to read the date. That and it's instantly recognizable.

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