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

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

  1. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Nice watch Andrew, but count me among those who have had difficulty with servicing. I thought replacing the crown would be fairly easy, but so far no luck.

    Just bought a 300GB external HDD from tigerdirect.com, $100 after rebate. Music and movie storage.

    Tom
     
  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I've been considering a Piaget Altiplano in white gold.

    pic pls?
     
  4. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    I've always loved the look of the Rolex Submariner in stainless steel (I know some people's opinions of Rolex aren't very high, but I love the look). However, I came to the conclusion that, with two children to send through college, it wasn't an option. Thus, I recently picked up the Seiko SKX031K2 Diver: http://www.bluedial.com/gg/SKX031K2.htm. I really like it.
     
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    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    JBZ, I've been really close to buying a similar Seiko automatic for awhile now. If only I could choose between that and Japanese denim!

    It's actually this one: Seiko SKX009K1. I've coveted it since ernest posted his a long time ago. I may, like him, sub a cloth strap.
     
  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior 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]
     
  7. JBZ

    JBZ Senior 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.
     
  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Either this:

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    Or this:

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

    skalogre Senior 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]
     
  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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  11. Violinist

    Violinist Senior 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.
     
  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior 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.
     
  13. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior 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
     
  14. skalogre

    skalogre Senior 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.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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

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