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

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

  1. skalogre

    skalogre Senior 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.

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  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Fok...

    Bring it on.
     


  3. Hanseat

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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]
     


  4. Violinist

    Violinist Senior 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.
     


  5. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Palm TX
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  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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


  7. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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]
     


  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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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.
     


  9. Violinist

    Violinist Senior 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.
     


  10. Violinist

    Violinist Senior 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.
     


  11. Earthmover

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    Here's the cover of a book I got at a used bookstore:

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    Pristine untouched volume of a collection of a William Butler Yeats poems, showing swans on the cover! Presumably the wild ones from a certain lake. I just had to get it.

    Best part? $7. To me, this was more exciting than getting a 7-fold tie.

    I should post in the "what's on your nightstand" thread now.
     


  12. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    first edition?
     


  13. Earthmover

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    first edition?

    No, sadly. I don't think I am enough of a bibliophile to chase them down, nor put down the money for them. My problem is that I like to actually read the books, and a first edition-ness of it gets in the way of that. For example, I have the first english edition of the first three volumes of Remembrance of Things Past that I'm just afraid to open for the fear of it falling apart. Anyway, I thought the book was just aesthetically pleasing, and considering that my favorite Yeats poem is "The Wild Swans at Coole," this was a no-brainer.

    I do love getting beautifully made hardcover books in general, however. In addition to this book (which also has illustrations inline to the text), I got a two-volume set of Vasari's Lives of the Prominent Painters, which is something I always wanted, since Renaissance art was always my weak point, and Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls, which is just pure entertainment. Overall, it was an excellent haul; The Yeats, of course, was the crowning jewel.
     


  14. zjpj83

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    Wore my new "evening" watch for the first time tonight.
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  15. LabelKing

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    A "new" old watch? Is it white gold, or palladium, platinum?

    I think I have the same cufflinks as those with the ball and chain design.
     


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