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Look forward to watching this. I like Adrian's videos (also, he seems like a really decent guy).

My one bugaboo: I always find the emphasis on Roger Smith to be a little odd. What he is doing is very, very cool. However, the imperfections in the watches kind of drive me crazy.

Lovely watches, and I appreciate his perspective, but I find it a pretty niche product.
Adrian defines his own concept of "luxury" in part by how niche the product (and leaves open the idea that will mean different things to different people, etc...)
 

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I'll add my 2 cents.

Original Porsche Design Driver's chronograph from the mid 70s. Valjoux 7750 movement. It has lots of... Uh, patina?

I was gonna send it to superior watch in NYC a decade ago. Was $650 to restore. I was lazy. It's now close to a grand for the job. Meh, just wear it.

Paid $125 for it at an estate liquidator in like 2000 or so.
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I'll add my 2 cents.

Original Porsche Design Driver's chronograph from the mid 70s. Valjoux 7750 movement. It has lots of... Uh, patina?

I was gonna send it to superior watch in NYC a decade ago. Was $650 to restore. I was lazy. It's now close to a grand for the job. Meh, just wear it.

Paid $125 for it at an estate liquidator in like 2000 or so.
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That thing is thrashed. I love it!
 

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Well, aesthetics are very personal. While the design works, it isn't my first choice. However, I tend to favor dark dials anyway. Wishing you luck with whatever you decide!
Always appreciate your perspective and response. Most thoughtful guy of the thread, right here.
 

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So, something of a thought exercise - and one that I have not fully considered.

What is the next watch that you are planning to buy?

What is the watch that you would buy next if the market looked, say, how it looked 10 years ago?
The current shortlist stands at: new ND Submariner, rose gold Cartier Tank LC, silver dial JLC MUT Moon

If we’re talking about a hypothetical world where the market/prices are what they were 10 years ago: I’d take a realistic shot at a MSRP black dial Daytona, a white gold Patek 5196, or a rose gold A Lange 1815
 

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A reminder that HA makes more than the Kurono.
 

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I’m in the industry. My $0.02. Buy the nicest pair of speakers you can buy, definitely no more than $10k pair, a lot of really great stuff at $2k and nice stuff around $1k and and a reasonably priced amplifier with adequate power to drive them. Most everything higher price levels is buying with your eyes. There is a huge law of diminishing returns going with audio equipment…way worse than watches.
Interesting to read that. Generally have always paired B&Ws with Rotel, but having heard LINNs recent and Spendors recent, considering jumping to one of them with Macintosh.
 

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Audio is a much better way to waste money than watches. I studied loudspeaker design in college until it became clear there was no money in it unless you were selling snake oil. Read DIY audio forums if you want to learn.

Now on to Seamaster doing things by the sea in Laguna.
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With HiFi I stay away from the forums and try to trust my ears. Just now listening to an Aurender HD play the DSD version of Bill Evans’s Waltz for Debby into a CH Precision amp and SF Serafino speakers
 

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Audio is a much better way to waste money than watches. I studied loudspeaker design in college until it became clear there was no money in it unless you were selling snake oil. Read DIY audio forums if you want to learn.

Now on to Seamaster doing things by the sea in Laguna.
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Which seamaster is this? Particularly nice
 

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