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    I had no idea you guys were into this too!

    I've got two Breitlings, an old Patek Calatrava, two Baume & Merciers, a TAG Formula One.

    I REALLY, really want a Vacheron Overseas Chrono -- does anybody have one they can tell me about??

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    Basenoters love wristwatches? That's a hasty generalization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    Basenoters love wristwatches? That's a hasty generalization.
    It's a very long story
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    If I have money left from buying frags, I'd like to buy a LANGE 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    Thank you for the pictures! I loved that Chronoswiss skeleton watch!
    I went and looked and didn't see any skeleton watch....I want to seeeeeeee.

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    I'll admit that I am not really in this league of wristwatch connoisseurs, however the photos are pretty.
    What about pocket watches. To my mind they are rather more romantic and elegant somehow; they make one think of The Gift of the Magi, for example.
    Also, they are generally concealed, taken out for view only at select moments, indicating a sense of mystique and privacy of the wearer.
    A wristwatch is there for all to see at all times, at the caprice of the turn of a sleeve, no?

    oh dear, why am I getting into this conversation?
    I don't wear watches, ever. As a massage therapist they interfere , and I got into the habit of simply not wearing one. The mechanism itself is distracting.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Here you go Renee
    a Patek Phillipe



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    Quote Originally Posted by dwntwnjay View Post
    I had no idea you guys were into this too!

    I've got two Breitlings, an old Patek Calatrava, two Baume & Merciers, a TAG Formula One.

    I REALLY, really want a Vacheron Overseas Chrono -- does anybody have one they can tell me about??
    The old Patek Calatrava is a watch that I've wanted for the longest time. Very envious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    Here you go Renee
    a Patek Phillipe



    more info on my blog
    why, thank you.

    and that's MISTRESS Renee, to you!

    (joking)
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Sorry Mistress Renee
    wait, if you're mistress, does that identify you as submissive?
    I know a bit about phareology from friends who after telling me I was vanilla went spinning off into their fantasy worlds of leather, latex, whip, handcuffs etc.
    According to one friend a professor at University who also worked with Pharmaceutical companys on the anti-dpressants that they were working on before public release had a full fledged torture chamber .
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    Out of my league as well. I can't afford those yet!

    In the mean time, I make do with a couple of Kenneth Cole (stainless steel) "dress" watches (one with 3 additional dials, the other just date) and my new Black steel Fossil I just got. It looks like an avaiation gauge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    I'm not very impressed by Rolexs, and never really have been. There's so many other awesome watches out there to choose from. They don't really stand out at all to me.
    My thoughts as well, I have never thought of them as even attractive, the only Rolex i would even consider buying is the Cellini Rolex Prince, just because it doesn't look like a regular Rolex. A lot of them are just so tacky and "cluncky".

    one of my first watches was a Tag, btw.

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    Well, if you don't like Rolexes, you probably won't like my Seiko, either. It's a SKX031 that is very Rolex-y. But it is what I wanted -- a dive-style automatic watch that isn't too thick and that won't make me cry if it gets stolen or messed up. And it's a great watch for about the same price as many Fossil watches. My only complaint is that I ordered it, so to get it serviced I'd probably have to have it shipped back overseas. It runs a little fast, but no auto watch is perfect. I like it.

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    I love my Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Gran'Sport. Crushed to find that recently it has been discontinued, but am confident that the great company will be happy to keep mine in fine working order.

    I also love Vacheron Constantine and Breguets, but they are way out of my price range now that "She Who Must be Obeyed" is demanding a new kitche. OUCH!
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    This is one of my favorite wristwatches that I own.

    http://diamonds.bluenile.com/assets/...00600_zoom.jpg

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    Excellent article from the Time Tapestry blog on watch collecting.

    called — collectors... types, trajectories and lifestyles

    http://timetapestry.blogspot.com/200...ories-and.html
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    This is my favorite watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maz24 View Post
    This is one of my favorite wristwatches that I own.

    http://diamonds.bluenile.com/assets/...00600_zoom.jpg
    I like that one too, it's efficient and it looks good. I like it better with a black leather band though.
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    This is my favorite watch.

    Do you know the year it was made?
    I like the flying bird there!
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    My watch was made in 2005. Here is a picture of the back -


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    In the ' Eat Your Heart Out ' department, or perhaps the more appropiately named: ' Are The Rich Totally Nuts ? ' Department

    I proudly present, courtesy of Forbes:


    http://www.forbes.com/collecting/200..._1201feat.html


    As to my own not so humble taste:

    I love Patek Phillipe's Calatrava line, esp the 'officer's' watch. Their Portugese series is not too shabby either. The Brietling Steelfish Super Ocean ( Die, Rolex! Die! ) and Cockpit models. The IWC classic Mark XV and, to a lesser degree, their ' Spitfire ' variant. Awfully decent of them to name them after the plane that saved England, since IWC manufactured watches for the Luftwaffe in WW 2, esp the incredibly well crafted B-Uhr aviator's. Extremely hard to find. Its current poorer cousin is the ' Big Pilot. ' Lastly, Chopard's Mille Miglia Gran Turismo XL with a Dunlop-tread rubber band.----It really goes well when I wear Bulgari Black.

    Too lazy to post pics or urls right now. Maybe later.

    Just remember the next time you go to a French restaurant to order the Tourbillon

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    Here's my baby....



    I also have a Frederique Constant Classic for when i want to be more formal.
    "I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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    Default Re: Basenoters love wristwatches!

    what decade is that tuner from? It beautiful!
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    btw: if you love vintage watches theres a blog that's nearly watchporn.

    http://watchismo.blogspot.com/

    I just drool

    this guys an incredible photographer of beautiful watches and clocks

    http://watchinghorology.com/

    try http://dreamwatches.blogspot.com/ also because the blog is always featuring the latest most incredible stuff.

    How about unaffordable dream cars? any one have links?
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    heres some eye candy I couldn't possibly afford

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    Mattybumpkin: Well, I think you might be attributing to Winston one of Oscar's favorite sayings, but be that as it may, that is one gorgeous and sporty Pro Black Seamaster ! I'm duly impressed (and envious )

    Which Frederique Constant Classic ? The Slimline? The Art Deco? Either way you've covered all bases, casual / cool with the Omega and elegant/ formal the FCC. Well done!

    fredericktoo: Thanks for the links. You're spot on, it's watch porno!

    I have a folder under favorites' on the computer : ' Unaffordable Shopping '

    *sigh*

    I don't dare look up vintage cars . . .

    Cheers,

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    Fredericktoo,

    The unit is actually a Pioneer SX-980 vintage receiver. Thanx for that website, drool-drool!

    Mario, thanx for the comments on my Omega. the FC I cannot remember which one off the top of my head, not the slimline or deco though.
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    I got me this for last Christmas, always wanted an art deco watch, it's my favorite style. This is a Longines from 1940.
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    not a watch but this is my wallpaper on the new Mac



    whatcha got? lets start a new unaffordable toys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    ...whatcha got? lets start a new unaffordable toys?
    Ohhhhhhh love your (not) car fredricktoo!! What is it??

    Why don't you start a new thread? I think that is a great title for a new OFF TOPIC thread: "Your best UNATTAINABLE toy!!".
    I know I've got some that I would be posting on it.
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    that's a Maserati MC 12 Sudsy

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_mc_12

    seems to be more Ferrari than Maserati under the skin
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    I don't use a watch... I use my cell phone to keep track of time. Works just fine.

    Besides, with my still-limited funds as of right now, I'd much rather spend my money on good smellies.
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    Watch of the Year?

    This year Patek takes the lead. The Titanium Nautilus has fetched a staggering 525,000 Euros. Not bad for what probably cost Patek less than 5 grand to make. Is it worth that? From a purely horological standpoint, No. Is it a good investment? No doubt, Yes. You can be sure than when ever this thing resurfaces it will fetch over a million. If collectors are paying millions for old world timers and steel chronos from the 40's, you can be certain that this "Piece Unique" will do as much in several years to come.



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