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    Quote Originally Posted by fit&frag'd View Post
    Congrats, what a beautiful new Yacht Master! That sunburst silver/grey (or maybe it's anthracite) dial is gorgeous, and the contrasting tones of the applied markers and bezel give it some wonderful character. Add that smallest splash of color with the seconds hands and Yacht Master print, as well as what looks like perfect sizing for your wrist, and you have a truly wonderful timepiece there!
    Thank you. The dial color is called dark rhodium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklow View Post
    ^^Nice Nomos

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    picked up a new one the other day...

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    Nice. And congrats on getting a sporty Rolex during this supposed Rolex “shortage”. I was told I was darn lucky I bought my Submariner two years ago when I did, right before the Rolex crunch.
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    Ah, dark rhodium certainly sounds nicer, haha. Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Nice. And congrats on getting a sporty Rolex during this supposed Rolex “shortage”. I was told I was darn lucky I bought my Submariner two years ago when I did, right before the Rolex crunch.
    Thanks Chuck. Submariner availability (along with most of the professional models) is certainly tight right now.

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    Some wonderful watches in this thread.
    Really like the classic pieces (although I prefer larger modern watches for myself!).

    A few of mine.








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    Quote Originally Posted by 911LambMelb View Post
    Some wonderful watches in this thread.
    Really like the classic pieces (although I prefer larger modern watches for myself!).

    A few of mine.







    Very nice watches! Looks like you've worn the heck out of that middle AP! Good for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 911LambMelb View Post
    Some wonderful watches in this thread.
    Really like the classic pieces (although I prefer larger modern watches for myself!).

    A few of mine.







    Very nice!
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    Thanks! No that is the forged carbon Grand Prix, actually haven't worn in that much, my watches rotate a lot.
    It has a very soft, crappy bezel. Kind of adds to it's character. Although some people have switched for the ceramic bezel which gives it a refresh.

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    Taking my vintage Accutron for a spin.

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    Didn’t the name Accutron refer to a special kind of movement? How does it differ from a standard mechanical movement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Didn’t the name Accutron refer to a special kind of movement? How does it differ from a standard mechanical movement?
    Accutron is a brand, owned by Bulova, which introduced the tuning fork movement. The tuning fork is an early electric movement that uses the vibrations of a tuning fork to regulate the movement. The watch has an unusual high-pitched hum as a result, and an uncannily fluid second hand sweep (no visible ticking or stuttering at all). This movement was used for on-board instrumentation for the early American space ventures due to its reliability and accuracy, as well as due to concerns that mechanical timekeeping might go awry in outer space.

    Many working examples are readily available, but they're difficult movements to service. One particularly unusual component of the movement was made by a manufacturer that went out of business and nobody knows how to replicate the manufacturing process they used, so if that component is damaged, the movement is essentially just scrap.
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    Thank you, Brooks O., for the explanation. Regarding the unreplaceable component, my tendency would be to try over time to find other Accutron watches for possible future parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Thank you, Brooks O., for the explanation. Regarding the unreplaceable component, my tendency would be to try over time to find other Accutron watches for possible future parts.
    If I had any serious personal attachment to the watch, I would, but I picked it up on eBay for $30 with the understanding it might not last. I've already gotten years out of it, so I've gotten more than my money's worth.

    If I had one of the more desirable, iconic Accutron models (the Spaceview and the Astronaut), I'd be sure to invest the money to keep 'em running.
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    Are we showing off watches or shitty cars? haha :P

    Anyway, I've always wondered what the best watch is in the $100 to $200 range? All I've ever had are a few Fossils and my son has a Nixon.
    I want something large, heavy, like a matted silver finish possibly. I don't mind leather straps either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Are we showing off watches or shitty cars? haha :P

    Anyway, I've always wondered what the best watch is in the $100 to $200 range? All I've ever had are a few Fossils and my son has a Nixon.
    I want something large, heavy, like a matted silver finish possibly. I don't mind leather straps either.
    I've often said that there's a great watch at every price point, but the caveat is that there's not always a great watch in every style at every price point.

    PM me with an example or two of stuff you like and I'll help you find something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I've often said that there's a great watch at every price point, but the caveat is that there's not always a great watch in every style at every price point.

    PM me with an example or two of stuff you like and I'll help you find something.
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    Does anyone intentionally pair their watches with specific fragrances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Does anyone intentionally pair their watches with specific fragrances?
    I never have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I never have.
    I don't imagine many have, but I could understand doing so. Like wearing a vintage watch with a very conservative, elegant fragrance. Or wearing a Hublot with something loud and obnoxious. I don't know.

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    Does anyone intentionally pair their watches with specific fragrances?
    I pair my watches and fragrances with outfits, but I don't link the two together in isolation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Does anyone intentionally pair their watches with specific fragrances?
    Interesting question. The watch for me is more likely to be harmonized with jewelry era and metal as I wear vintage watches. Fragrance choice is related to inner expression. They are probably likely to coincide but are not consciously matched.
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    I look at it as a trifecta.
    If I'm wearing sporty clothing, I wear a sport watch, and thus a sport scent.
    Dress clothes, nice watch, niche scent.
    I pair my cologne with what I'm wearing as do I the same with a watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Does anyone intentionally pair their watches with specific fragrances?
    Never.
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    Have never paired fragrances with watches either, at least not so far and albeit more unintentionally, but also due to being (comparatively) quite spoiled for choice.
    Also having quite inexpensive and easy access to a small but solid and steadily growing variety of scents for more diversified than the current watch lineup owned-as well as able to cover most watch choices.

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    Today in a thrift store I found this vintage Catena Swiss mechanical watch, so far keeping good time. The band was all torn up and I replaced it. I’m not sure if it’s a woman's watch or a man’s dress watch—what’s your take? Either way is fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Today in a thrift store I found this vintage Catena Swiss mechanical watch, so far keeping good time. The band was all torn up and I replaced it. I’m not sure if it’s a woman's watch or a man’s dress watch—what’s your take? Either way is fine with me.

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    Nice find. Most vintage men's watches were significantly smaller than modern-day watches. To me, this watch could be unisex. Not sure if it was made for men but, much like fragrances, I think it is okay to wear what you enjoy regardless of the label (in most cases).

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    Thank you. I agree on wearing what you like. For some reason, just like with clothing, it’s more acceptable for women to adopt men’s watches than the other way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveoaksBouquet View Post
    Thank you. I agree on wearing what you like. For some reason, just like with clothing, it’s more acceptable for women to adopt men’s watches than the other way around.
    Yes, exactly.

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    Just picked up this brand new Baume & Mercier My Classima. It will be an everyday work and church watch. I’ll probably get a navy croc band eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Just picked up this brand new Baume & Mercier My Classima. It will be an everyday work and church watch. I’ll probably get a navy croc band eventually.
    Very nice Chuck!
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