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Have season tickets and didn't go to any games last year because of COVID. Only game I've been to this year.





I love this guy. He is always in his spot with the defense sign and custom jersey.



Hope everyone else had a great weekend too.
 

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It’s funny. I was looking through pictures and video of Patek’s 5396 line (yes - I’m considering one). In doing so, I came across this blatant replica. The funny thing is, the replica’s dial layout is actually cleaner and better than the original 5396.
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I really like this watch. I've dabbled in Grand Seiko over the years and while always impressed by their quality, something always left me cold. I've always thought one of their dressier GMT watches would be cool to play with, but the thickness (13.3mm) and the more subdued dials have kept me away. The Watches of Switzerland version of the tried and true SBGM221, the SBGM241, at least helped out the latter aspect enough that when one came up second hand locally I thought it was time to give it a go.

I find that the watch wears fantastically. It is still thicker than it needs to be, but the case shape is quite enchanting. Its so much unlike the other watches I've owned from GS or the watches I've typically collected. Almost everything I've owned has had a more angular and/or utilitarian bent to the case geometry. Even the Santos, which is the most complicated watch case I own, is still basically slab sided. From the top, this watch case doesn't look that interesting, but its profile, with its rounded sides, high polish, domed sapphire crystal and thickness, really comes off very luxurious on the wrist in a way I wasn't anticipating. The reflective dark green dial and perfectly polished indexes really add a jewel like quality to the watch.

So even though its both my thickest and lowest WR watch, it feels so unique compared to my usual tendencies that I can't help but to be smitten with it.


I think this might be my favorite angle of the case:
 

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Just kicking the tires…

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Having the exhibition watches is nice! I learned that the Sky Dweller is NOT for me. Learned that the 36mm Explorer has damn near perfect proportions.

Also, finally got around to trying the Cartier Santos. Wow, what a fantastic wearing watch!
I've been wearing mine with a Jubilee just to switch it up. I would imagine this will divide opinions..
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Beautiful, I am waiting for a 5930G.

Love the dial design and complication.
I always liked that watch but never pulled the trigger, even was offered a discount 2 years ago back when this was still a thing. 5905-1A fit a like glove and had real trouble giving it back. Walking out with the sky dweller after should have felt great but I was thinking about the green dial 5905...
 

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just got offered the skydweller today and also tried on the new PP - love the 5905 but sadly wasn't offered one:

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The Patek World Timer jumbled with a chrono is a bit of a mess. The watch would look a lot better if it were just a regular 5230 with the green guilloche dial. The current 5230's with the grey guilloche dial look like shit.

The 5905 looks great though.
 

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I always liked that watch but never pulled the trigger, even was offered a discount 2 years ago back when this was still a thing. 5905-1A fit a like glove and had real trouble giving it back. Walking out with the sky dweller after should have felt great but I was thinking about the green dial 5905...
I had the same feeling, but with a 5270P that I had to pass on(can’t afford it right now).

It haunts my dreams, I am just hoping they don’t discontinue it until I can pick it up.
 

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I had the same feeling, but with a 5270P that I had to pass on(can’t afford it right now).

It haunts my dreams, I am just hoping they don’t discontinue it until I can pick it up.
ok 5270P is my modern grail patek... but 60k I could do for the 5905 no problem. 220k is a problem - kinda :) but my absolute favorite.
 

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ok 5270P is my modern grail patek... but 60k I could do for the 5905 no problem. 220k is a problem - kinda :) but my absolute favorite.
You could get the ... homage ... for $13k?

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Interesting development in the independent watch space. Looks like Kari is taking over for UJ and UJ is stopping all current model production to focus on the new collection to be launched in 2023.

I really liked UJ's dress watch collection. Their steel sports model was a big miss even though it was pretty unique looking.
 

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