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Offline DougNg

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5460 on: September 18, 2019, 01:07:20 am »
I'm in love





I don't know why I have such a hard on for tonneau cases


Note the hash marks on the date window. Kind of neat
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5461 on: September 18, 2019, 01:47:46 pm »
I thought that you'd have gone for something a bit more tactical @DougNg! :D

On that front, here's the IWC Top Gun Double Chronograph in Ceratanium, which falls into the none so black category.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5462 on: September 18, 2019, 04:41:13 pm »
I've seen Zenith do the date window cutout differently such that a bit of the chapter ring tach is left intach-ed rather than rendering the markers on the date window.

Love the case (especially the radial brushing contrasting the polished flanks) but find the dial to be a bit busy.

Kinda dig the TG too.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5463 on: September 18, 2019, 06:58:24 pm »
I’m REALLY not in the market for a new watch but if I were an El Primero would top the list.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5464 on: September 18, 2019, 11:30:49 pm »
I want to like that IWC, but the specs just irritate.  21mm strap, so aftermarket options are limited.  16.7mm thick, which is just huge.  A screw down crown, but only 6 bar water resistance; that's just badly done.  And why, I ask, does it have a movement decorated with Cotes de Geneve and perlage when it has a solid case back?

A titanium/ceramic case sounds fascinating, though.  I wonder if IWC will roll out colors other than black...

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5465 on: September 19, 2019, 05:53:10 am »
I've seen Zenith do the date window cutout differently such that a bit of the chapter ring tach is left intach-ed rather than rendering the markers on the date window.

Love the case (especially the radial brushing contrasting the polished flanks) but find the dial to be a bit busy.

Kinda dig the TG too.
That wasn't necessary. Not to mention tacky. Pun Patrol alert!
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5466 on: September 19, 2019, 02:03:58 pm »
Casio are bringing out a titanium version of the G-Shock. It's got a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating, which makes it black and imbues it with a rubber like texture. The mineral glass of the original has also been upgraded to sapphire. So has the price, to ¥150,000, about $1400.

"G-Shock Titanium"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5467 on: September 19, 2019, 02:22:20 pm »
Here's my bog-standard one....

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5468 on: September 19, 2019, 03:14:19 pm »


This is my cheap $50 g-shock that I bought 3-4 yrs ago. Still going strong. Not sure how long batteries last on these though


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5469 on: September 19, 2019, 03:30:25 pm »
That titanium G-shock is very cool.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5470 on: September 19, 2019, 03:44:15 pm »
I've had this one for a few years and it's my favorite square G-Shock


https://www.seiyajapan.com/products/g-gw-s5600-1jf


It's a Japan exclusive but it's not difficult to find in the West.


I've swapped out the bezel and band for a standard set for a more toned down look


It's lighter than a standard square because of the titanium caseback, and the alarm is louder because it's a thinner caseback.


A good video on it:




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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5471 on: September 19, 2019, 03:48:54 pm »
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5472 on: September 19, 2019, 03:50:45 pm »
I’m not sure the one Giles has is a standard one...looks like it has a metal bezel?
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5473 on: September 19, 2019, 04:10:34 pm »
Yep, it is this one.  Bday prez from H...

https://g-shock.co.uk/gmw-b5000g-1er
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5474 on: September 19, 2019, 04:54:50 pm »
That’s a pretty nice gift...I got an ice cream cake...
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