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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. in stitches

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    Hey at least I didn't call it Borelex.
     
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    YOU WATCH YOUR WHORE MOUTH YOUNG MAN!
     
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    Interesting. I always thought they were more popular in Asia. Thanks correcting that misperception. There are definitely other brands I'd choose over a GS, but that's just me.
    Congrats! Thats a beauty. I like it far more than the skeletonized version of the 15300 (the 15305). Enjoy it!
     
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    LOL at the idea of Comic Sans on a watch dial. It's probably been done though, cause that $hit is ubiquitous. How it ever jumped from the colored superhero pages, I'll never understand.
     
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    Back from servicing. The JLC service center gave me a bit of a scare at first, but in the end they took care of it so I'm a happy camper again

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    Glad to hear everything worked out. What was the problem and what was the scare that you mentioned?
     
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    +1. also, what does JLC charge for a standard servicing?
     
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    It might be good enough for Navy Seals, but when it comes down to it, could it really handle my desk diving? :embar:
     
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    Please do not explain what desk diving is, or why you need a watch for it.
     
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    I said, I didn't call it Borlex. :embar:
     
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    Sorry....couldn't resist...far more mundane than it sounds....

    This definition comes from Urban Dictionary:

    1. desk diving

    A term used in the watch collecting community to refer to scuffs, scratches, and wear to a watches bracelet received while sitting at an office desk. These marks are considered normal wear and tear and are usually received while typing as the bracelet rubs the desk. The term comes from the popularity of diving watches that are worn not for diving purposes, but for aesthetic ones in the office.

    "This watch looks brand new except for some desk diving marks on the bracelet."
     
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    Ask and ye shall receive:

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    38.65 mm, bezel and case diameter identical.
     
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    Good work. Unless you're using one of those "special measuring instruments" that register 5 inches as 8 inches, this looks spot on.
     
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    Thank you. Very interesting. So that begs the question, do Subs and GMTs really measure out at 40mm? If so is it just due to the bezel?
     
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    The 34-year-old one I just measured comes in at exactly 39.5 mm across the bezel and the case is about 38.5 mm at the narrowest part of the case excluding the bezel.
     
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    Yeah, this kind of baffles me. You have a brand that has been making watches for 100+ years, vertically integrated, and use in house movements that are regarded as very high quality. Apparently, they only produce 5-6k Grand Seiko pieces a year.
     
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    GS watches are popular enough. To suggest otherwise would be fibbing. They're great watches, too.
     
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    I think lots of people can't get past the name Seiko, and think of all of their products as moderately priced good watches. They don't think of them as a producer of luxury time pieces worthy of spending a significant amount on, and there are many other highly regarded brands in its price range. The GSs are really well made, but for me the designs are rather uninspiring.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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