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post #2776 of 3947
Yup, agree...I think both the LF and the UJS are elegant but they have very different aesthetics. I consider the LF to be similar to Patek (no surprise given his background) while the UJS would be more Lange...the UJS definitely gets noticed much much more.

Also, agree on H. Moser..love their perpetual calendar.
post #2777 of 3947
Breitling Avenger Seawolf Chrono Blacksteel "Code Orange" - Could there be a more butch name for a watch?cool.gif
post #2778 of 3947
Well, I just googled it, and I must say that it's a fairly butch-looking piece.

At least they didn't try to fit that entire name on the dial smile.gif
post #2779 of 3947

@FlashmanH Great collection! I love those pieces.

 

Any AP Millenary fans here? This one is further proof that if you are willing to look back a few years you can find some incredibly cool, under-appreciated pieces. Retail on this one was $330k!!

 

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Thanks @SteveH35 

 

I know this watch has garnered a lot of interest on this forum already...probably my easiest to wear "nice" watch. Goes with almost everything and looks outstanding...not a time-only watch, but I traded the seconds hand for a date window! And, the bracelet is incredibly comfortable...for those who have not handled this, the watch looks much much more impressive in person than in photos

 

AP Royal Oak Jumbo

 

And, a hairy wrist shot...

post #2781 of 3947
Yes, I like the Millenary peepwall[1].gif

Guilty as charged ... though I would certainly never spend that kind of $$$ on one. That's crazy.


And way to bring the heat, FlashmanH. Welcome.
post #2782 of 3947
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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post
 

@FlashmanH Great collection! I love those pieces.

 

Any AP Millenary fans here? This one is further proof that if you are willing to look back a few years you can find some incredibly cool, under-appreciated pieces. Retail on this one was $330k!!

Not really a Millenary guy.  Not sure why, as I tend to like non-round cases.  The only Millenary that I really liked was their Star Wheel version.  One of my friends, who likes jumping hour style watches, had one and it was a beauty. 

 

 

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Thanks @SteveH35 

 

I know this watch has garnered a lot of interest on this forum already...probably my easiest to wear "nice" watch. Goes with almost everything and looks outstanding...not a time-only watch, but I traded the seconds hand for a date window! And, the bracelet is incredibly comfortable...for those who have not handled this, the watch looks much much more impressive in person than in photos

 

AP Royal Oak Jumbo

Welcome!   You definitely have some beautiful watches in your collection, I really like the LF.  I love my RO Jumbo, and have said if I had to have just one watch for everything, I think this could be it. Its so versatile that it looks great paired with jeans and a T-shirt or a suit. Its been my daily wearer for nearly 4 years, hogging more wrist time than probably all of my other watches combined.  

 

BTW, mine says hello :cheers:

 

post #2783 of 3947
Interesting article in the BBC news today about British watchmaking

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36902222
post #2784 of 3947
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Interesting article in the BBC news today about British watchmaking

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36902222

As a Garrick owner I appreciate this article, the smaller manufacturers do not have the marketing clout of the big Swiss and luxury brand owned companies. FYI when commissioning my Shaftesbury and since I have had interesting discussions with David Brailsford about its manufacture and design and have in fact changed the crown shape since it was delivered. I am wearing it now and it fills a gap between my "dress" watches and "sports" ones useful for everyday office work.
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

As a Garrick owner I appreciate this article, the smaller manufacturers do not have the marketing clout of the big Swiss and luxury brand owned companies. FYI when commissioning my Shaftesbury and since I have had interesting discussions with David Brailsford about its manufacture and design and have in fact changed the crown shape since it was delivered. I am wearing it now and it fills a gap between my "dress" watches and "sports" ones useful for everyday office work.


Thank you for sharing and glad you are enjoying the British craftsmanship.
post #2786 of 3947
Happy Friday, everyone!

And it's a very casual one for me today:



Although I thought this type of strap looked awful on the 116520 — and still do, for that matter — I don't hate it on the older version for some reason. What do you guys figure?
post #2787 of 3947

I like the kicks, the strap, not so much.

post #2788 of 3947
Eh. I don't know, Belli. Hate's too strong a word, but I'm not really feeling it either eh.gif

If you're wanting to switch things up and go leather, maybe try something that's more like a perforated, racing-style look?

Or, in a completely different direction.... I've always kinda liked this combo with the Rubber B (obviously this is a black dial Daytona, and not my pic):


post #2789 of 3947
Thoughts on the Radomir 1940 Oro Rosso?

I've been wanting a timepiece in a precious metal (rose gold because I find yellow gold to be too garish for me), and after trying the Panerai on at the AD, I can't get it off my mind.

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Thoughts on the Radomir 1940 Oro Rosso?

For me, the gold doesn't sit well with the watch's military credentials. As a result, it looks like gratuitous bling.
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