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:inlove: Without a doubt it's at the top of my list. It's the only Yachtmaster, that has ever excited me enough to want to buy one, and it would fill in the missing titanium watch gap in my humble collection.
My SA at the Boston boutique didn't give me much hope for a Ti YM. That said, in terms of a Ti watch, there were things about the Ti Pelagos that I didn't like so I sold it. The Pelagos 39 seems to have resolved many of those things so I'd like to take a look at one in person. Every time @Newcomer posts his pics I'm intrigued.
 

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I took a look at one not long ago as well. Was told it's an impossible ask.

Not like I'd ever have a shot at one but was sad to see the Le Mans Daytona discontinued. I loved the association with the race, the reverse panda, 24 hr counter and open caseback. Perfectly spec'd IMO.

I had several hours of windshield time this week so I listened to the Hodinkee podcast coverage. I love the fact that Ben Clymer turned a hobby into a living and maybe I'm looking for nits to pick but I shuddered when I heard him say, "this hits all the notes a Patek guy like me would like," followed by, "a lot of people who haven't experienced Patek like I have over the years just don't understand how hard they go."

Actually sounds a lot like us in this thread now that I think about it.

Whose “us” :puzzled:

Anyway, Ben might want to start experiencing some lower cost brands as Hodinkee is in bad financial shape.
 

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My SA at the Boston boutique didn't give me much hope for a Ti YM. That said, in terms of a Ti watch, there were things about the Ti Pelagos that I didn't like so I sold it. The Pelagos 39 seems to have resolved many of those things so I'd like to take a look at one in person. Every time @Newcomer posts his pics I'm intrigued.
Yes, I'm sure I'm quite low on their priority list for a Ti YM. But I'm not in any hurry. I'm not huge for substitutions of things I really want (if I don't have to), so I'm more likely to wait to see if I ever get a call, or see if another company offers a Ti watch that really grabs my attention.
 

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Yes, I'm sure I'm quite low on their priority list for a Ti YM. But I'm not in any hurry. I'm not huge for substitutions of things I really want (if I don't have to), so I'm more likely to wait to see if I ever get a call, or see if another company offers a Ti watch that really grabs my attention.
Of all the guys I know who deserve an allocation of a Rolex watch, none are more deserving than you, Dino. Let’s hope Cartier blesses you unexpectedly with an allocation of that new Tortue MP as a consolation.
 

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Whose “us” :puzzled:

Anyway, Ben might want to start experiencing some lower cost brands as Hodinkee is in bad financial shape.
It's funny because my phone pinged and I got a Hodinkee sales email maybe a minute after reading this.

Discontinued Omega From The 1990s And 2000s​

 

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Of all the guys I know who deserve an allocation of a Rolex watch, none are more deserving than you, Dino. Let’s hope Cartier blesses you unexpectedly with an allocation of that new Tortue MP as a consolation.
:cheers: Thank you brother! I would love to get that Ti Yachtmaster allocation, but for now I am trying to give wrist time to each of my watches and behave...at least for a little while.:wink:
 

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A lot of uninspiring or even hideous stuff from Zenith recently, but this Defy Chronograph is quite attractive.

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first thought: royal oak offshore chrono knockoff by a brand whose name i can't escape is resembling the entry-tier appliance maker that Sears used to sell back in the 90s
 

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You are not that far off (from Wiki):

Due to ongoing naming disputes with the Zenith Radio Company, the company was unable to achieve a sizable market share in the United States. In 1968, Zenith merged with Movado (and later Mondia as Movado-Zenith-Mondia) to sell in the United States under the already established Movado brand. With the popularity of quartz watches increasing, Zenith Radio Company decided to enter the market in 1972 through acquisition of Zenith, joining the two companies of the same name. It was during this ownership that production of mechanical movements was halted and the production shifted to quartz movements, a move meant to save the company, but ultimately led to it being put up for sale in 1978.
 

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By a considerable margin, this was my watch of the show. The grained grey/green dial is domed like an old Omega pie pan dial and has a lovely, but unphotographable texture. But the movement is the undoubted star, made from 18k gold, it’s the nicest designed movement I have seen in a long time and it has, by far, the smoothest winding of any watch I handled at Palexpo and at the “pirates”.
 

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By a considerable margin, this was my watch of the show. The grained grey/green dial is domed like an old Omega pie pan dial and has a lovely, but unphotographable texture. But the movement is the undoubted star, made from 18k gold, it’s the nicest designed movement I have seen in a long time and it has, by far, the smoothest winding of any watch I handled at Palexpo and at the “pirates”.
And what about the VC and its 63 complications ?
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Can’t really draw a parallel, but I like the idea that mine is more than a hundred year older.

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