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Watches - another OCD problem
« on: October 12, 2009, 10:47:54 pm »
Anyone else a watch freak here? Def fits the denim fetishist model...

I'm a G-Shock whore personally.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 06:28:35 pm »
Anyone else a watch freak here? Def fits the denim fetishist model...

I'm a G-Shock whore personally.

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I love them.

My day to day watch used to be a Breitling Chromomat until I met up with DougNG in New York, he was sporting a Riki Watanabe.  I had to have one, so I put it on my birtday list, and hey presto Paula came up with the goodies.  I love it and think that it is a perfect jeans watch:



And yes Landocal, that is an IHSH-06

I also have a 1954 Patek Philippe manual calatrava and a 1970's Jaeger-LeCoultre manual complication (dunno why, I never wear either, but Hectic, I guess that is exactly your point)



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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 06:41:28 pm »
That Watanabe is beautiful. So perfectly in contrast to the sea of Omega/Rolex et al standard high-end watch buys that swamp the scene. A good Ironheart complementary choice I reckon.

I'm personally desiring a Seiko Spring Drive. Do you know this site: http://www.seiyajapan.com/ - the guy has a good rep.


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 06:46:28 pm »
I also love watches, but only have two (cheapies by most watch lover standards).  Lum-Tec M5 and a Maratac quartz SAR.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 06:54:30 pm »
That Watanabe is beautiful. So perfectly in contrast to the sea of Omega/Rolex et al standard high-end watch buys that swamp the scene. A good Ironheart complementary choice I reckon.

I'm personally desiring a Seiko Spring Drive. Do you know this site: http://www.seiyajapan.com/ - the guy has a good rep.

Looks great site Hectic, Thanks.  Anything I can bring back from Japan, let me know
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 06:56:30 pm »
thanks for the offer, I will have a ponder.

Supper time now.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 07:03:15 pm »
I guess I'll have to weigh in with the pocket watch perspective.  I have three--two antiques from my father (a Hamilton and a ?) and the day-to-day Colibri.  I'll post some pics later today from the home computer.  I have a kangaroo braided fob from Australia via David Morgan in Seattle.  I really like the look of a leather fob against blue denim in any state of wear.  That's the difference between humans and apes, you know, the fact the we can accessorize.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 07:58:50 pm »

I love them.

My day to day watch used to be a Breitling Chromomat until I met up with DougNG in New York, he was sporting a Riki Watanabe.  I had to have one, so I put it on my birtday list, and hey presto Paula came up with the goodies.  I love it and think that it is a perfect jeans watch:





Yeup, wearing that one today, paired with my 634s, Tanner Belt, a pair of Frye boots and a white button down I don't know where the hell I got it from
 
And of course my brown IH rider's jacket that's become a trademark of mine at work. People love this thing
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 05:48:58 am »
I love watches, just got this Rolex last week from 1915, boomtime.








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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009, 07:25:52 am »
Damn Kiya, now that could make me a watch guy! Wear that out tomorrow night. I want to see it!
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2009, 09:31:20 am »
Kiya, I love that.  I'm not big into contemporary Rolex's but that is perfect.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2009, 09:38:10 am »
Another way to spend your money: http://www.toshi-straps.co.uk/

I don't own one of these but again some v.good reports out there in the forumosphere...

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 10:15:21 am »
Another way to spend your money: http://www.toshi-straps.co.uk/

I don't own one of these but again some v.good reports out there in the forumosphere...

Stop it H, Paula will log on as me on day and ban you, if you find even more ways to spend money!
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 10:23:27 am »
I've got soooo many more.... :)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 06:48:55 pm »
I'll stick some photos up of the PP and the JLC when I have a min, but have misplaced the key to the safe - perhaps that's why I never wear them!
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