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Offline Giles

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5385 on: May 23, 2019, 04:00:26 pm »
Yes, with the smoothest, most satisfying action of any watch I have ever played with....(None of which have been in this league though).

Oh, and if I told you what it cost me, none of you would ever talk to me again....

 
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« Reply #5386 on: May 23, 2019, 04:10:02 pm »

Oh, and if I told you what it cost me, none of you would ever talk to me again....

 

I’m sure I’d forgive you... That bezel looks amazing. The contrast of the notched metal (steel?) ring and glazed (enamelled?) top is wonderful. It’s beauty and function in perfect harmony.
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« Reply #5387 on: May 23, 2019, 04:20:14 pm »
Stainless steel.  Crystal bezel

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5388 on: May 23, 2019, 04:46:52 pm »
Nice watch @Giles. I recall that you've been after one for years.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5389 on: May 23, 2019, 05:02:46 pm »
Congratulations! That's a perfect watch for everyday IMO.

@neph93 the original had an acrylic bezel. When they rebooted it, they moved to a sapphire, lumed bezel that, as @Giles referenced, has the loudest, most solid and satisfying ratchet action in the biz. This to me is a perfect way to honor the design of the original, but to modernize it.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5390 on: May 23, 2019, 10:33:03 pm »
@Giles amazing pickup. I tried a regular FF on not long ago and was blown away by it.  Its on my list for sure. 

I believe that edition was limited to 500? So great you got the grail you gave been after for a very long time.

Congrats!

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« Reply #5391 on: May 24, 2019, 07:37:51 am »
Yep, limited to 500....
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5392 on: May 24, 2019, 04:37:18 pm »
Lovely watch @Giles  8)
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« Reply #5393 on: May 24, 2019, 07:20:24 pm »
Really fantastic.  I'm happy you finally managed to get one, since you've lusted after it for years.

I'm looking forward to checking it out in person eventually...  ;D

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« Reply #5394 on: May 25, 2019, 09:36:44 am »
Tag Heuer announced their fiftieth anniversary plans for the Monaco in Monaco last night. They'll be releasing a model for each decade of its life every three or four weeks. There'll be 169 of each released, making a total of 845 pieces.

The Seventies one was released yesterday, and it's already sold out. The differences to the standard model are that it's got a funky green dial and a solid caseback. The price is $6550, against $5900 for the regular model.

"Tag Heuer Monaco Seventies"

I think that Tag Heuer have missed an opportunity by not upgrading the movement to their Calibre 02, especially if they used their new carbon mainspring...

More at Calibre 11, Hodinkee, and Monochrome.

@Filthy the 1999 to 2009 model is going to have a black dial. If you want a Monaco to match your wardrobe, it might be worth putting in a preorder for one of those.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5395 on: May 25, 2019, 11:38:27 am »
The local Omega boutique has just got the Seamaster 1948 Centre Seconds in, despite having told me a while back that it sold out last year. It's a lovely little watch and I'm very tempted.

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There's also a platinum version, which looks almost identical, but is gorgeous. However, it's another $50K (Australian), and the differences are subtle. (It's the one on the brown, alligator strap.) For the money, I'd get a Patek Aquanaut Chronograph (if they'd sell me one), or the H. Moser & Cie Vantablack.

"Steel and Platinum Seamasters"

I also saw the titanium, tantalum, and Sedna gold Seamaster Diver, which I liked a lot more than I thought that I would.

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It comes in a really cool box too.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5396 on: May 25, 2019, 02:33:10 pm »
@Giles


Congrats. There's nothing like getting your grail watch.


In fact, I'm going to strap on my Seamaster. Hasn't gotten much love lately.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5397 on: May 25, 2019, 03:23:45 pm »
lovely watch there G-master! @Giles
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5398 on: May 25, 2019, 03:28:27 pm »
@Graeme if you buy the Omega can I buy the box to use as an urn to put my ashes in?

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5399 on: May 25, 2019, 03:31:13 pm »
so after thinking about it since a little bit over 2 years now and since it was my birthday 2days ago, i went and put my name on the waitinglist for a rolex sea dweller! 8)

*finally going for one! :P