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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2009, 08:42:25 pm »
Those are good choices to have. :)

For me, both of the watches would be too "fashion". There are very few watches by IWC that turn me on. The Portugieser in the original version with pocket watch movement is one of them. I almost got that once but then decided to get a JLC Master Date when it had just come out. Got one of the first 1000 pieces. I don't regret the decision. The other watch that is wonderful is the old Da Vinci. That was also a really good price because it was the lowest price QP with Chrono and Moonphase (and some even with Rattrappante) in gold on the market. No wonder they stopped it. The Aquatimer and Ingenieur are beautiful for their design but like the Pilot watches not really special for the movement.

For Rolex, I really like the entire Explorer thing but I hate the new RBR (rolex brand rehaut). It's flashy and not classy at all. THe new face design is also a bit unproportional. I do like the ton-sur-ton grey look of the Yachtmaster, though. And it is still very rarely seen.

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Fashion and IWC?? Don't make sense to me as IWC are as about classic styling as a major brand can be imo. That JLC is a brilliant choice and i applaud your taste sir. The rehaut you mention suits some styles more than others.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2009, 09:09:48 pm »
True for the Rehaut, on some styles it's not so bad and also more discreetly done. Still I prefer them without it. It kills an Explorer I or II.

With fashion I mean "fashionable". They might be classic in design but they are "in" and "hyped" and also a bit flashy for me. And this comes from a guy who loves his Panerai (rhyme unintentional). In that case, I am a leader as mine is the PAM 001 model from when they first came out. One of the first 1000 pieces produced. The thing is worth more used than what I bought it for new more than ten years ago. I got lucky on that one.

If you want to spend money in that range, try to shoot for an IWC GST Perpetual Calendar in steel. They are gorgeous, very unusual and classic at the same time and at $10-12k about the best shot at such a fine movement on the entire watch market. I wish I had some money left right now.

Have you ever read the watch snob on askmen.com? The guy is a total dickhead (excuse my language, other words just fail to describe him). He knows his watches but his opinion is not truly sophisticated and he expresses it in a very insulting manner.

Till

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2009, 03:25:29 pm »
I too, am an unashamedly watch (esp. G Shocks) OCD sufferer:





DW-5000 1JF, screwback casing

does hectic approve?
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2009, 06:21:31 pm »
He does. Currently I am wearing my MTG-1000 (no retro in sight today). I'll post a pic in a minute.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2009, 06:27:03 pm »
Voila:




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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2009, 10:35:03 pm »
I too, am an unashamedly watch (esp. G Shocks) OCD sufferer:





DW-5000 1JF, screwback casing

does hectic approve?

Awesome watch. I got the first one when it came out back in the 80's. Screwback and all. As kids we had fun throwing it around in the school yard or against the brick walls without it taking as much as a scratch. Those were the times!

To my great dismay, I lost the watch. I have the 5600 re-edition with normal caseback today. Thought about getting the 5000 re-edition as it is closer to the original in display and caseback but couldn't justify the double emploi.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2010, 07:45:28 pm »
Hi,

Anyone here got a G-shock Frogman please? I'm bidding on one on ebay and I was wondering if anyone could post a wrist shot?

Thanks
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2010, 01:07:43 pm »
Here is my latest ebay find (and a real bargain), a G-Shock Frogman (Men in Rusty Black variant):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26000995@N06/4318863606/#

It also came with a Glorious Gold translucent white bezel and band, but I prefer the black.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2010, 02:07:05 pm »
Hectic, Your post reminded me that my PP had been taken out of the safe when Kiya was over here, it was sitting here on the table next to me, so photo taken......


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2010, 04:06:44 pm »
V. classy - a woodland nymph next to the troll like G-Shock

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2010, 12:02:59 am »
The Patek sinks Kiya's Rolex to unfathomable depths. ;) And the Roli is already nice. But this is a beauty. 50's Calatrava?

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« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2010, 09:00:46 am »
The Patek sinks Kiya's Rolex to unfathomable depths. ;) And the Roli is already nice. But this is a beauty. 50's Calatrava?

Till

Yes, about '54 I think.  Giles
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2010, 07:41:20 pm »
Hectic, Your post reminded me that my PP had been taken out of the safe when Kiya was over here, it was sitting here on the table next to me, so photo taken......


Jesus tapdancing christ... How much is one of those... I know what the approx.  answer 'll be, but still... Fuck me that's a nice looking watch...

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2010, 07:47:15 pm »
I think I got a good deal on it.  It cost me USD2000 10 years ago.  I am sure I could get a load more for it now.  Like so many things in life, I bought it as an "investment" - but I'm completely buggered if I'll ever get rid of it....
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2010, 07:58:06 pm »
Yeah I was thinking it'd cost a couple of milles... Damn it... The more I read this thread, and the more watches I see, the less I like my current one... But then, it's just some 'cheap' thing to use at work... And since I do physical work, it gets a lot of bumps and scratches; it's basically abused beyond and I should feel lucky there's no such thing as an Amnesty International for watches.