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I haven't been able to come up with a definitive next addition yet. Have been been going back and forth between a few different watches including a 1931 Reverso, PAM512, JLC ultra thin moon, Speedmaster, and IWC Portuguese Automatic. It's been fun learning about different watches in the last couple years!

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Sorry, I should clarify, those are all the choices I'm going between in my head! I think the question is where do I want to go next and nothing rises to the top and shouts at me to be the first purchase.
post #122 of 5740
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Nice, but it's the combination of the round dial with the cushion case that twists my melon.

For those that aren't fans of the classic round dial paired with the Tortue/ barrel shaped case there is also this version.  The Tortue single pusher chronograph may not be for everyone, but its movement is simply amazing.  Cheers!

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If you remember from the last days of the old thread I had posted about Chrono24 deal that I had lost my patience with. One of the reasons I had lost patience with it was the simple fact that the watch I wanted was available in the US for a better price and I still didn't have a clear cut idea of when the original seller would get it together.  Thankfully everybody agreed that it was for the best to cancel the transaction and the next day I was able to buy something I've been in love with for a long time, a Glashuette Original Seventies. The watch I was going to buy was on the rubber strap for $700 more than this one on the bracelet. I actually plan to wear it on the rubber quite a bit and conveniently, the rubber strap + deployant clasp happen to cost right around $700, so its basically like I got the bracelet thrown in for free. Not a huge fan of dates (or "day-counters" as sometimes referred to on TWAT), but if you're going to have a date, having one of the best implementations of a grand date is a great way to go.

 

I really do love this watch and the way it wears, its a bit chunkier than something like a Royal Oak, but the sapphire caseback is curved to lay nicely across the wrist. A lot of manufacturers could learn a thing or two about bracelet micro adjustments from GO. As a steel sports watch in the Rolex, Royal Oak type of vein, I think its an interesting alternative, but the price of it new just seems out of wack to me.  As much as I love the watch, there is no way I would ever have considered paying the $9.5k to 10.5k they ask for them new.  Even the standard grey market price seems makes for a strange value proposition. I'm not afraid of paying close to retail for something if I really like it, but I couldn't wrap my head around the normal pricing for this.

 

That said, I'm completely thrilled I scored one at the right price. It makes a nice everyday companion for my more casual Panerai and my more formal Nomos and appeals to me quite a bit more than the Blue 39mm Oyster Perpetual that it is essentially replacing.  Happy to say that I don't have any other watches on my radar right now, will be interested to see how long this lasts.

 

post #124 of 5740
Enjoy the "honeymoon", pmeis.

When it comes to GO, I think I'd be more of a Sixties kind of guy (LOL) .... but I'm glad to hear that you got yourself a nice deal-- and more importantly, that it feels right on your wrist.

You've definitely got three very different shapes and sizes there to mix things up.

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Just thought I'd pop in here as an admin and thank the TheWAT community for being so supportive of the move to a new thread and to @mimo in particular for the great job he did on the introductory post.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #126 of 5740
Officially blessed, then.

+1 more on the shout-outs to mimo.
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Just thought I'd pop in here as an admin and thank the TheWAT community for being so supportive of the move to a new thread and to @mimo in particular for the great job he did on the introductory post.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

 

+1.

 

@mimo - great FAQ.  Just read it all.

 

A somewhat trivial question, perhaps - Why was this originally named "Part Three" and now it is "Part Two"?  

post #128 of 5740
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Officially blessed, then.

+1 more on the shout-outs to mimo.

 

Hahah dayum @Keith T - just read the meme on your profile pic.  Why "In Memoriam" to our erstwhile Princess?!?

post #129 of 5740
LOL just seemed like interest has cooled lately in The Upton. Although I remain a fan biggrin.gif

I'm sure others may have their own preferences. But hey, I'm all for a little tangent now and then to discuss the finer points of swimsuit models. (Spoilers accordingly, please!)
post #130 of 5740
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My mistake, was in a hurry and thought we already refreshed it once. Must have been thinking of another one.

Also, I still have little interest in Ms Upton or her udders. I would rather look at the back of a Lange than the front of a Hublot
post #131 of 5740
Well, in that case....

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Back to some 44mm pammy love!.

Ohh by the way, something special is coming on friday!
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I think I've found my One Watch. I have no desire to wear any of my others anymore (not that I really have an extensive collection), and can't really think of finding another one in the future to supplant it.
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Also, I still have little interest in Ms Upton or her udders. I would rather look at the back of a Lange than the front of a Hublot

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