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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    that is a shame. have you tried it on a leather strap?
    the finishing of the grand seiko punches above it's weight. i love the spring drives, and the snow flake dials are simply stunning.

    would one day love to add a credor to the rotation. that is completely in another class. sigh.
     
  2. md2010

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    By thirty he may already have a Rolex collection.
     
  3. herringbonePete

    herringbonePete Senior member

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    Worth discussing, I planned to hand over my watch at 21 considering 18 dubious : (surely he'd lose it ) but 25 perhaps more sensible. After all, I acquired it myself at 25.

    It needs fixing first : moral to the forum : get these watches serviced : my Omega Seamaster ground to a halt after a few months reliability problems...at about 16 years of age..I haven't got around to a quote. I don't particularly want to send it to Omega in Malvern but there is a man plus workshop in Bulleen..
     
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  4. Terminator

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    He might, and if he's put himself in that position by that point in his life I'll be very proud. It also means I've probably passed his watch to him earlier because he's shown maturity with his money and in his life, etc. I was 31 or 32 when I got mine but I had prioritised an apartment and nice car before the watch.
     
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  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    In my experience and I guess depending on his career it would be better to give it to him when he is 25. Personally I believe 21 year old males lack maturity and common sense and as a father its a view shared by a few of my friends with sons that age.

    Been in Bowral this Canberra long weekend. Found a couple of interesting op shops, one had BB LE Gant chinos. Some interesting bands for shirts and if your about a 46 a great Italian Silk/Wool jacket sadly it was too small across the shoulders for me. Nice selection of silk ties at $10 apiece nothing to float my boat sadly.

    Aside from. the obligatory sighting of a few iGents and a couple of stores outfitting cockies and weekend farmers I found a bespoke journal maker. Its small store in Berrima run by quite a gregarious and friendly couple. These people make art journals for John Olsen. I'm going to. order one for my 60th year, of course the wait is six months and you only have a thousand days to get anything from them. I did pick an Italian leather hand bound journal while I was there.
     
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  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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  7. LonerMatt

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    Fuck off.
     
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  8. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    Humans are complex creatures.

    Some watch nerds subscribe to the notion, that, if faced with whether one should buy a nice car or watch:

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  9. akclothpooper

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    Speaking of, anyone check out the John Olsen exhibition at Ian Potter yet? Had a walk through this morning at had a doodle on the activity sheet, loved the huge scale of some of the work.

    Sadly it's the face which is too big @sliq, came on black leather too, definitely nice looking.

    ^Yeah, joke's getting a bit grating.

    edit: Thanks for the Sri Lankan food recommendations, ended up to going to Araliya with a group of friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
     
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  10. Journeyman

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    Hopefully, your financial position has improved, otherwise you really shouldn't be thinking of spending some thousands of dollars on a watch...


    Coincidentally, I went to the same high school as "Archie Luxury", although he was a couple of years ahead of me.

    As far as I was aware, he was working as an accountant but, when reading a newspaper a couple of years ago, I saw his real name mentioned in an article about spotting fake luxury goods as he apparently holds himself out as an expert in identifying real or fake Louis Vuitton products. A quick search of his name brought up the Archie website... very peculiar.
     
  11. Terminator

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    Prince of Paisley that meme made me laugh out loud. When I was 30 and single back home I had an apartment in New Farm (nice part of Brisbane), which to be fair I still have, and drove a BMW. Now I'm 35 with a wife and child, earning less money working in London than I did in Australia, spending money on flights just to get to work each week from Zurich, and - most apt given your meme - we lease a Skoda (which are surprisingly popular here actually)! Life happens when you're busy making plans and I wouldn't want to swap back even though my current circumstances are challenging!
     
  12. md2010

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    Thanks JM - my last failed business venture was about seven years ago & have been able to move to a better situation. I work hard and live a very humble life. And few years ago (before housing market went crazy)myself and mrs have been able to secure a house in Sydney's west and are enjoying humble life. I don't measure success in big bank balance(not anymore!) But rather see success as being able to be happy with what I have. To me this Rolex is a celebration of a significant high point in my life. Not money related but from happiness point .
     
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  13. LonerMatt

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    What's the deal with Archie - is he unhinged, is it a persona, is he just a cashed up bogan? there's so much going on I don't understand.
     
  14. Gerry Nelson

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    he's a bit annoying and vulgar (I watch his channel despite NOT being a f*ckerooney(?)) but when he cuts to the chase, he has valid points.
     
  16. md2010

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    Back to clothing- where to buy linen business shirts (slim fit and nice collars) ? Surprisingly MJB don't have linen shirts. Maximum budget $100.
     
  17. The Ernesto

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    Kamakura?

    They sometimes have cotton linen blends.
     
  18. Gerry Nelson

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    That's over the $100 budget, though - USD99.
     
  19. sliq

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    perhaps uniqlo? for the moment suitsupply don't have any linen woven shirts since they're heading into colder months.
     
  20. fxh

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    I'm afraid to buy stuff based on my birth year
     
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