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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6480 on: May 19, 2022, 03:44:31 pm »
It's a Frankenstein, built for me.  Early 2000's case, with a vintage 321 movement and a Japanese racing dial....
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6481 on: May 24, 2022, 05:50:57 pm »
Three of my favorite things in one shot. My watch, my IH634-XHS, and my GTI seats.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6482 on: May 24, 2022, 05:56:06 pm »
Cant beat that!

Btw which GTI are you driving? My daily is an 18 Autobahn.


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6483 on: May 24, 2022, 06:00:20 pm »
Cant beat that!

Btw which GTI are you driving? My daily is an 18 Autobahn.


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Agreed!

By the way, I knew I liked you. You have good taste  8)

It’s an ‘18 S, MK7.5. My third GTI :) My first one was an ‘04 MKIV, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6485 on: May 28, 2022, 02:35:59 am »
if I'm paying that much for a watch I want the radioactive one
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6486 on: May 28, 2022, 11:32:44 am »
@Giles are you buying it? ???

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6487 on: May 28, 2022, 11:45:40 am »
Nope, as @steelworker says, for that sort of money I'd want some radioactivity included  :) :)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6488 on: June 02, 2022, 01:33:03 pm »
Longines have just announced a reproduction of their Ultra-Chron Diver's watch from the sixties.

"Longines Ultra-Chron"

It sounds like an interesting piece, because rather than just slapping in an ETA, they've got an extensively modified version. It now runs at 5 Hz, rather than its original 4 Hz, and is regulated to run within a couple of seconds a day.

Prices start around $3000, and Monochrome has the best write-up.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6489 on: June 02, 2022, 02:33:30 pm »
I'm a sucker for a vintage inspired diver, or in this case, a straight-up reproduction. It's gorgeous, and the high frequency is a really interesting feature. I wonder how that will affect the service interval.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6490 on: June 02, 2022, 02:49:40 pm »
Yeah, I like that very much. Longines is on a roll: its recent GMT release is also interesting.

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« Reply #6492 on: June 06, 2022, 09:23:09 pm »
My newly repaired IH633 and PAM1312.  Love the curves on the watch, hated my slabsided rolex gmt.  at least i didnt lose money on it. . . "F9F5FC44-435D-49FC-82BF-E83182142385.jpeg"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6493 on: June 08, 2022, 01:14:34 pm »
Talking of vintage-inspired Longines divers…
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6494 on: June 14, 2022, 05:20:32 pm »
Hanging with @henry_david

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