Watch Thread - Part Deux

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  1. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I'm right there with you... I am forcing a GS into my final three-watch collection.

    #TeamRisingSun

    (To be clear, I'll always have a beater Seiko or Casio digital watch even when I am down to three real watches.)
     
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  2. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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    Tell me why. I'm not against them, but I don't fully get the obsession with them.
     
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  3. Fudd Winslow

    Fudd Winslow Bottom Text
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    I think it looks super cool with the integrated bracelet and the all-black colorway.

    It is incredibly durable.

    The technology and functionality of it are incredible

    It's completely solar and it syncs to atomic time automatically every night.

    It's only $200
     
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  4. Frankie Carbone

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    G Shocks are great if you’re in need of a sport/very casual watch
     
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  5. rut row

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    i know gshocks can be extremely tacky depending on the model, but my solar atomic square has been a reliable friend for many years. when it finally dies, i'm definitely getting another.
     
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  6. Jorts

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    I've owned a solar, atomic G-Shock Mudman for 12+ years. It doesn't get the wrist time it deserves, but I love it.
     
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  7. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    Jorts autobahn white
     
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  8. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    Should get yourself a Garmin.
     
  9. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    So, I inquired less than a month ago & got a call from my girl at the AD yesterday morning. Swinging by tomorrow to pick it up... so long as I don’t hate it on wrist
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  10. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    So, I'm really coming around on the El Primero
     
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  11. Fudd Winslow

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    Such an amazing watch. No other chrono I would consider at that price range.

    Not sure about your wrists but I may have gone 38mm if I had to do it again.
     
  12. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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  13. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    I'm bitch-wristed, so it would need to be the 38mm. That said, I'm not buying another chrono... I'm merely trying to sell my buddy on buying an El Primero, so we can swap them out.
     
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  14. Jorts

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    My body is ready
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  15. Fudd Winslow

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    Hey Jorts if you ever come into range of a strong magnetic field you can take comfort in the fact that you have a real tool watch on your wrist

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  16. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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  17. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    That's a damn nice watch and it's making me sad that I don't have it.
     
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  18. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Color varies from teal to dark blue in the light.
     
  19. Menelaus

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  20. THF

    THF BITE THE NUTS, THUMB IN THE ASS!
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    Really a big fan. I think that will be my next big watch purchase if I make another. I love that look.
     
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  21. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    So I thought I was nuts to pass on the NOMOS deal last week, to purchase my 2nd favorite piece in their catalogue.

    There is absolutely 0% chance I could have sold purchasing that & the Milgauss. I would have been kicking myself right now.
     
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  22. Fudd Winslow

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    42mm Titanium Swordfish going on sale tomorrow $369

    https://zeloswatches.com/collections/swordfish-diver

    Whirlpool midnight blue dial and ceramic bezel insert.

    • Diameter : 42mm
    • Lug to Lug Length: 48mm
    • Thickness: 13mm
    • Lug Width : 22mm
    • Movement: Seiko NH35 with color matched Date Wheel
    • Water Resistance: 300m
    • Crystal: Sapphire with Inner AR coating
    • Lume: C3 X1 and BGW9
    • Bezel: 120 Click Unidirectional Ceramic Or Ti
    • Bracelet: Titanium chamfered screw links with Steel Quick adjust Clasp

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  23. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Farer just put out a new line of GMT watches w/ 24-hour bezels.

    Big releases from micro brands lately.
     
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  24. soulfly

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    Yeah I swooped the shit out of that color once it went live. A little annoyed I already just got the 40mm, but I figure I'll throw the leather straps that come with this watch onto Frost 40mm and that, coupled with the size difference, will make them look different enough.
     
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  25. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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    I feel like I need to stay away from them or I'm going to fill my watch box with Z's...
     
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  26. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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    Really wish I could see one of these in person.
     
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  27. Fudd Winslow

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    I’m going to try to post all Zelos releases so peeps can kop them before they sell out
     
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  28. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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    You're doing the Lord's work, sir.
     
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  29. Fudd Winslow

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    I'm surprised no one has posted this. I've heard the innovative and stable geniuses at Rolex are going to *gasp* release a stainless steel blue dial Sub and upgrade all models to the 3235.

     
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  30. Fudd Winslow

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    I love that Z-Blue dial and of course the second hand. That's a great summer watch, even if it's not a white gold Patek worldtimer.
     
  31. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    I've put myself on the list, so I can acquire it in Fall 2031
     
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  32. Jorts

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    Speaking of summer... What's the best place to get a Perlon strap? Crown & Buckle?

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  33. user15000

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    Is this actually confirmed or just rumor?
     
  34. Fudd Winslow

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    From what I gather, it is strongly rumored to the point that it's just straight up leaked at this point.

     
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  35. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    All the platinum owners are gonna be pissed :loldog:
     
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  36. Fudd Winslow

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    Lul honestly that would kind of suck unless there's another identifiable difference between the 2.

    Hulk supposedly being discontinued too
     
  37. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Ya a buddy texted me about the hulk discontinuation.

    And agree with those guys being rightfully pissed. Rolex has always sold that watch as being identifiably platinum due to the blue bezel/face. If they put out a steel one that looks identical, they will have shit on the perceived value of the platinum.
     
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  38. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Every time I set my automatics, all I can see is:

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  39. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Okay well fuck you guys.
     
  40. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    They’ve never made a platinum sub.

    The sub with the blue dial is white gold.

    They also did this with the Pepsi. It was only white gold, then became available in SS.

    I’m not sure why anyone expects innovation from Rolex. (Although I think they were one of the first to serially produce bi-color
    Ceramic dials) They’re the company they are today due to incremental improvement and not changing classic designs.

    I won’t put myself on the list for the rumoured blue sub because it doesn’t appeal to me. On balance I think the blue Tudor BB58 is more appealing.
     
  41. Fudd Winslow

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    I just want the Explorer II in 40mm with ceramic bezel
     
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  42. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Yes, take my $$$
     
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  43. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Ya you’re right. Forgot it was white gold.
     
  44. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Underwhelmed by the new Rolex releases
     
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  45. Fudd Winslow

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    All 41mm. I guess slightly tapered lugs. 3235 movement except for the no date which I didn't even include here. The blue is white gold lolllll

    All the people who wanted to kop can no longer afford it

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  46. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    I was really hoping for all blue and steel. Gold looks good but scratches so easily.
     
  47. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Is it too soon for me to be heavily critical of Rolex? So fucking boring
     
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  48. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    I like that I can buy a submariner from 20 years ago that's looks almost identical to a new one. However, they could change up the colors a bit more. Not sure why there aren't more options.
     
  49. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    At least they stepped up their movements... It's inconceivable that Tudor has been forging the way for the brand on that front.
     
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  50. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    Can't decide if I want to get that Tudor all blue or just wait and get a GMT Pepsi later.