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TheFoo

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Let us call it the Super-Duper Fireball XL5 ... just for fun. It's now a heavily damaged Nautilus.
Those are a pain to fix, too—even for Patek itself. Extremely complex and challenging case geometry. In comparison, the Royal Oak is all flat planes.

Apparently, Aquanaut cases are even more difficult.
 
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Let us call it the Super-Duper Fireball XL5 ... just for fun. It's now a heavily damaged Nautilus.
You should have mentioned that the damage is merely "patina" that will be highly desired by collectors 30 years from now.
 

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You should have mentioned that the damage is merely "patina" that will be highly desired by collectors 30 years from now.
That was some kind of patina. Made me cringe when I saw what happened ... case, bracelet, crystal ... lots of damage. The wall out front is stone.
 

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That was some kind of patina. Made me cringe when I saw what happened ... case, bracelet, crystal ... lots of damage. The wall out front is stone.
Good news it that almost anything is fixable. Laser welding works miracles.
 
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Also wtf the price of 3940s....
 

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The guy sounds like a moron.
That was our assessment. We will do our best to avoid him at future alumni events. At smaller events as this one was, I'll go so far as to ask if he will be there ... and excuse myself if he will be.
 

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With most of us now vaccinated, my other half and I were invited to join an informal alumni group at Cook | Weaver in Seattle. Some of us were standing out front awaiting our table when the last of our group arrived. It quickly became known that even at his young age he is a "higher up" at one of the local tech companies. Wonderful ... especially if he gives accordingly to the university. Almost right away Mr. Techie began to share his new watch ... which I imagine would please even a few of our most demanding watch "aficionados". I've heard it talked about on these very pages. Let us call it the Super-Duper Fireball XL5 ... just for fun. Assuming his "boss" assists, I imagine he can get just about anything he wants.

It WAS a nice watch.

I noticed that Mr. Techie had a habit of swinging his arms about which has always struck me as dangerous for those into watches. That proved to be true that night as on his way inside he allowed his arm to scrape against the wall and some serious damage was done to his watch. Made my dog chewed watch from a month or so back look like nothing happened ... btw, all fixed now ... but I digress. Even those who hadn't witnessed what happened quickly new about it as he was ranting and raving about how he'd just ruined his X-dollar watch. I thought about just walking out -- in my world we don't act this way -- but I decided to stay ... it was an alumni event. The first comment or two I kind of understood ... but it just went on and on. It continued even after our being seated. Finally one of us said "I'm sorry you have damaged your watch, but could you postpone and worry about it later. There are others here." He did not stop. Finally the restaurant asked us to leave.

I somehow got stuck next to him as we were departing and I thought he was going to kill me when I said that perhaps he could not afford the watch emotionally if he reacted this way to its being damaged. Wrong thing to say! Geezus, I was called every name in the book.

Oh well, my participation in that group is over.
You got a funny story to share with the forum.

Meanwhile I ruined my Super-Duper Fireball XL5.

Luckily, I am tight with the manufacturer and I am already planning on my Super-Duper Fireball XL7. Only normies and plebs will get the 6.

Also, why didn't you say hi? Always like a forum meetup. Nice to be with somewhat likeminded individuals.
 

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That was our assessment. We will do our best to avoid him at future alumni events. At smaller events as this one was, I'll go so far as to ask if he will be there ... and excuse myself if he will be.
Or ask him if he got his Super Duper Fireball XL5 fixed yet?
 
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I've been in the market for a chrono for a bit and decided to jump on the new Zenith. I know there's been a lot of talk comparing it to the Daytona, but other than the ceramic bezel (which have started to become fairly common outside of the big crown) the rest of the watch feels like a Zenith to me and having handled a few Daytonas there are things I like more about both watches. Still need to get the bracelet sized.

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Nice. I tried on the previous version (without the ceramic bezel) last weekend on vacation. I think the 38mm case is a better fit for me although I like the bezel on the new one. Really liked it and am considering reaching out to see what kind of price I can negotiate.

 

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Now that things are really picking up - restaurants, bars, etc - I’m spotting many more watches in my neighborhood than in previous years. Certainly a far cry from conclusive scientific evidence, but it at least appears as though folks really did get into watches this past year...?
 

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