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Offline Finn666

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5430 on: June 16, 2019, 12:23:29 pm »
just picked it up yesterday mate! @louisbosco happy AF ;D
also put my name on the list for a gmt master II batman with the jubilee bracelet from 2019 while at the store...should take around 1-1.5years for it to arrive.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5431 on: June 16, 2019, 12:51:37 pm »
yeah the GMT master might take awhile.. i'm not convinced it will be 1-1.5 years.. unless of course after this purchase, they're more inclined to "move you up"
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5432 on: June 16, 2019, 01:13:50 pm »
let's hope it's 1-1.5 years...need some time to work and afterwards reward myself again. can't buy a rolex "just because" haha

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5433 on: June 16, 2019, 01:59:53 pm »
hahaha. yes. well worth the wait in a year or 2..   ;)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5434 on: June 19, 2019, 05:45:51 pm »
No one:

Omega: Let's make a tacky denim-themed watch!

Hublot: Hold my beer...
Think it, be it.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5435 on: June 20, 2019, 09:50:43 am »
Monads at Crown Casino are having their watch week until 30th June, which is when they show off the novelties from the top end of the Swatch Group. Of course I went to take a look... :D

The Blancpain Air Command is a very nice piece, and it's got quite a vintage Fifty Fathoms vibe to it. I liked it.

"Blancpain Air Command"

The Nageurs de Combat is a fairly typical Fifty Fathoms, but with a black 7 on the dial. The caseback is solid.

"Blancpain Nageurs De Combat"

Then there's the Barakuda. It's smaller than most Fifty Fathoms, and I love the dial design. However, I'd probably go for the Bathyscaphe Seventies instead. (Unfortunately Monads sold the one they had in stock a week or two ago.)

"Blancpain Barakuda"

A few people got excited about the Glashutte Original SeaQ. I took a look at the panodate version, with the blue dial and fabric strap, or the one that I'd buy.

"Glashutte Original SeaQ"

Compared to the Fifty Fathoms, the movement is more highly decorated, with stripes on the plates. The larger Blancpains have 120 hours power reserve, the Barakuda has around 80 from memory, and the Glashutte has 100. They've all got silicon mainsprings.

The Fifty Fathoms case is quite sculptural, with rounded sides. The SeaQ's is more basic, it's a very refined tool watch. They're probably about the same thickness, but I didn't get to compare them side-by-side.

I'd be tempted by the SeaQ over the Fifty Fathoms, particularly with the blue dial. If I went with the Blancpain, I'd try to track down a Bathyscaphe Seventies.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5436 on: June 20, 2019, 10:58:44 am »
A couple more Glashutte Original watches. I love the orange dial.

"Glashutte Original Chronometer.jpg"

"Glashutte Original Sixties Panodate.jpg"

Jaquet Droz Chronograph and Skelet-One.

"Jaquet Droz Chronograph"

"Jaquet Droz Skelet-One"

Ulysse Nardin Freak X. This is the budget version of the Freak, but still clocks in at $32,000 Aussie.

"Ulysse Nardin Freak X"

And their Executive Skeleton Tourbillon. This was pretty cool.

"Ulysse Nardin Tourbillon"

It's the Year of the Pig, which means that @Seul can spend far too much on a themed watch! :p

"Jaquet Droz Piggy"

"Panerai Piggy"

Spotted in a window, the IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar, which has a bronze case.

"IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5437 on: June 21, 2019, 09:19:02 am »
Want an Omega without a helium valve? And that had a depth rating that laughs at the pathetic pressure a Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller can handle?

You're in luck: Omega have just shown off the Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional, with a 15,000 metre rating. And they sent it down to the bottom of the Marianas Trench to test it.

"Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional"

Only two problems:
  • They only made four, so you're probably not going to get your hands on one.
  • It's 28mm thick, so won't fit under your shirt cuffs!
"Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional Side View"

Time and Tide have an article about it. Worth a read.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5439 on: June 21, 2019, 03:15:57 pm »
Thanks for that @Graeme, I really appreciate the effort and it allowed me to a look at things I wouldn’t have discovered in my own. I have lots of opinions about all of these but don’t feel qualified to express them
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5440 on: June 21, 2019, 04:12:31 pm »
@neph93 my opinion is that if you like it and it keeps time, it's fine. :D

I don't think that you need to be much more qualified than that.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5441 on: June 22, 2019, 03:55:13 am »
@Filthy if you're looking at alternatives to the Tag Heuer Monaco, Zenith have just released re-issued the El Primero A384.

"Zenith El Primero A384"

Hodinkee have a write-up.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5442 on: June 22, 2019, 04:10:27 am »
Hey, that's pretty cool. Thanks.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5443 on: June 22, 2019, 09:22:03 pm »
I’d take the zenith over the tag any day of the week and twice on Sunday
I know violence is not the answer, I got it wrong on purpose

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5444 on: June 25, 2019, 06:39:13 am »
love this thing <3

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