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I just bought a... (non clothing item)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tokyo Slim, May 12, 2006.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I am now contributing to the piece's patina like its prior owners [​IMG]

    you have to drench it in blood every now and again to really get the patina to where it should be[​IMG]
     
  2. JBZ

    JBZ Well-Known Member

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    shoreman - I like that one, too. I did my research before I purchased the Seiko, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well rated the diver watches are considering the price.
     
  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    Either this:

    [​IMG]

    Or this:

    [​IMG]

    I'm particularly fond of the dauphine hands on the round one. It also comes with a black dial.
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    you have to drench it in blood every now and again to really get the patina to where it should be[​IMG]

    LOL!

    Roger that. I'll try to remember to practice my kata next time I have a nosebleed [​IMG]
     
  5. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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  6. Violinist

    Violinist Well-Known Member

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    Either this:

    [​IMG]

    Or this:

    [​IMG]

    I'm particularly fond of the dauphine hands on the round one. It also comes with a black dial.


    If you want a much cheaper alternative to Piaget for the Bauhaus look, go to the up and comming German brand out of Glasshute (huge watchmaking rennaisance there), Nomos. Look up the Tangomat... in house movement, stunning looks... they are all the rage with WIS right now. For about $1500...

    For the tank, consider a JLC.
     
  7. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    If you want a much cheaper alternative to Piaget for the Bauhaus look, go to the up and comming German brand out of Glasshute (huge watchmaking rennaisance there), Nomos. Look up the Tangomat... in house movement, stunning looks... they are all the rage with WIS right now. For about $1500...

    For the tank, consider a JLC.


    Good call on Nomos.
     
  8. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Well-Known Member

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    I was recommended Klaus by 'Paul December' on pmwf.com - he had only good things to say about the service. said that one time Klaus actually replaced a watch for him, rather than repair it.

    (i hope paul doesn't mind me blabbing.)

    /andrew
     
  9. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I was recommended Klaus by 'Paul December' on pmwf.com - he had only good things to say about the service. said that one time Klaus actually replaced a watch for him, rather than repair it.

    (i hope paul doesn't mind me blabbing.)

    /andrew


    Nice., I will keep that in mind, thanks Andrew. Prices are not too bad either; it is amazing how expensive those watches are getting, no wonder the originals go for so much on eBay nowadays.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    This is great. A list of the people I am going to jack next [​IMG]
     
  11. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    This is great. A list of the people I am going to jack next [​IMG]

    Uh oh. Have I mentioned before that I live in a cave and don't own anything? Err. Yes.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Hanseat Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say that I got an engraved Nomos Tangente for graduation as a 'good watch'- exactly what I wanted. [​IMG]
     
  14. Violinist

    Violinist Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say that I got an engraved Nomos Tangente for graduation as a 'good watch'- exactly what I wanted. [​IMG]

    I love Nomos, but unfortunately they're too small for me. Only the Tangomat might be big enough, but it's not yet available.
     
  15. Margaret

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    Just bought a pocket light with an attachment that turns it into a portable lamp. Woo hoo for TJ Maxx.
     
  17. A Harris

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    The looks of the Tangente, with a larger case and an in house movement! Why did you have to show me that [​IMG]

    I was happy with my Stowa Antea because the Tangente was too small for my wrist. I'm going to go sulk now... [​IMG]
     
  18. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    If you want a much cheaper alternative to Piaget for the Bauhaus look, go to the up and comming German brand out of Glasshute (huge watchmaking rennaisance there), Nomos. Look up the Tangomat... in house movement, stunning looks... they are all the rage with WIS right now. For about $1500...

    For the tank, consider a JLC.


    But I don't want a cheap alternative to the Piaget. I find the comparison of the Piaget and the Nomos curious, as they're not even vaguely similar; the Piaget is an austere, ultrathin design in white gold, while the Nomos is a thick, Teutonic design in steel. They are neither similar in aesthetics nor price point.

    It is good to know that the Nomos is a good watch. They are sold at a number of shops in Japan. It looks like something a friend of mine could get quite excited about for the price. For me, however, the aesthetics leave me cold.

    As for the JLC Reverso, I also want to get a Duo, since I basically have to pay attention to two time zones on a daily basis, but it's not a matter of that or the Piaget.
     
  19. Violinist

    Violinist Well-Known Member

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    But I don't want a cheap alternative to the Piaget. I find the comparison of the Piaget and the Nomos curious, as they're not even vaguely similar; the Piaget is an austere, ultrathin design in white gold, while the Nomos is a thick, Teutonic design in steel. They are neither similar in aesthetics nor price point.

    It is good to know that the Nomos is a good watch. They are sold at a number of shops in Japan. It looks like something a friend of mine could get quite excited about for the price. For me, however, the aesthetics leave me cold.

    As for the JLC Reverso, I also want to get a Duo, since I basically have to pay attention to two time zones on a daily basis, but it's not a matter of that or the Piaget.


    The JLC Reverso Grande GMT is probably one of the best in existence.
     
  20. Violinist

    Violinist Well-Known Member

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    But I don't want a cheap alternative to the Piaget. I find the comparison of the Piaget and the Nomos curious, as they're not even vaguely similar; the Piaget is an austere, ultrathin design in white gold, while the Nomos is a thick, Teutonic design in steel. They are neither similar in aesthetics nor price point.

    It is good to know that the Nomos is a good watch. They are sold at a number of shops in Japan. It looks like something a friend of mine could get quite excited about for the price. For me, however, the aesthetics leave me cold.

    As for the JLC Reverso, I also want to get a Duo, since I basically have to pay attention to two time zones on a daily basis, but it's not a matter of that or the Piaget.


    Well someone mentioned Bauhaus and right now few people are doing Bauhaus better... Nomos aren't that thick, but they're aren't an ultra thin.

    Piaget is a great company, but their prices are quite inflated and it's difficult to get a discount. There's quite a few others I'd consider first.
     

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