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Friend of my wife’s from school married a charismatic wannabe rockstar. His glamorous career never really took off, but her boring one did and she ended up as a senior partner in a very white shoe national law firm, while he gave guitar lessons to teenagers. Long story short, he found a 20-something girlfriend, gave her the shove and she had to write him an eight figure check that he’s using to open a bar/club where she presumes he will also fuck all the waitresses.

I like to occasionally mention this to my Mrs. when she nags me about taking laundry out of the dryer to wear and not folding the rest …
So he didn't only have eyes for her. I guess he's not a fan of the cyclops either.
 

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Love these digressions regarding spouses.

I've been with mine for about 40 years ... although being gay we only married in the last decade. We both have similar financial situations which makes life easier. We also agreed early that we would have an "open" relationship. This has introduced new blood -- and excitement -- from time to time. It has worked wonderfully ... so I think of myself as lucky. Even at my age I feel as if I live in a candy store.

Probably TMI ... so I'll shut up now. ;-)
 

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Virtually all OEM straps are padded these days. For whatever reason, it’s come to be what people expect. Also, I suspect unlined straps made with thicker hides are simply costlier. Even the tippy-top watch brands don’t spec the highest end options from strap makers, so clearly they believe it is an area they can slip by with lower quality.
It’s a strange thing when trying to sell a watch. Buyers will actually want a discount for not having an OEM strap even though the OEM is inferior to the strap on the watch. I guess your average buyer doesn’t have a clue. And the funny thing is you can have a custom hand stitched strap from Jean Rousseau in the alligator of your choice for less than a replacement strap at Patek, which is of the lesser quality you describe.
 

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How surprised were you when you realised there weren't only 30 made? ;-)

This is a nice reminder of the good days of IWC and one of the best watches from that time, the Ingenieur 3239 - here in the Laureus version:

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- just compare this to the current Ingenieur line-up 😭
 
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Love these digressions regarding spouses.

I've been with mine for about 40 years ... although being gay we only married in the last decade. We both have similar financial situations which makes life easier. We also agreed early that we would have an "open" relationship. This has introduced new blood -- and excitement -- from time to time. It has worked wonderfully ... so I think of myself as lucky. Even at my age I feel as if I live in a candy store.

Probably TMI ... so I'll shut up now. ;-)
Talk about living the dream!
 
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You know, it’s one thing to casually comment on the views of one’s spouse vis a vie watch collecting. It’s an entirely different universe to discuss being in an open relationship.

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You know, it’s one thing to casually comment on the views of one’s spouse vis a vie watch collecting. It’s an entirely different universe to discuss being in an open relationship.

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There was so much talk about herpes, and having eyes for "more than her", and glory holes (another thread), and being married to the wrong one ... it was hard to know the limits.

But not to worry, I'm not actively hunting; I picture almost everyone here as a real live bullfrog behind a virtual prince ;-) . And to be honest, I was going for a bit of "shock treatment" to hopefully get things back on track.
 
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There was so much talk about herpes, and having eyes for "more than her", and glory holes (another thread), and being married to the wrong one ... it was hard to know the limits.

But not to worry, I'm not actively hunting.
I missed the glory hole thread. Perhaps a new sub forum?
 

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How surprised were you when you realised there weren't only 30 made? ;-)

This is a nice reminder of the good days of IWC and one of the best watches from that time, the Ingenieur 3239 - here in the Laureus version:

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- just compare this to the current Ingenieur line-up 😭
Always thought these were quite underrated design-wise, and I believe it's a nice, wearable 40 mm. Although I really would have preferred more of a "sunburst" type of dial, rather than the flat blue. Would have been a slam dunk IMO.

Maybe after all the Pilot stuff they've just updated, IWC will make '22 the year of the Ingenieur?
 

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The 3227 that came before had some nicely textured dials, which I would prefer, though overall I think I prefer this newer version with its all stick markers and smaller case.

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With the popularity of integrated bracelet steel watches (especially the heavy hitters from AP and PP), it seems like a wasted opportunity for IWC to abandon this design.
 
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