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Old 12-24-2019, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hmm? Wifey's coming into a sizable inheritance

She has already promised me I can purchase the watch of my choice for up to $10K.

Want some kind of sports watch, don't care for dress watches.

Rolex Sub is out, I already have one a real one and a fake and they bore me to death.

Preferable a dive watch of some cache, other than Rolex, not something to impress others, but to impress me!

No Blancpains, their cases are too thick.

Any ideas to whet my appetite?
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Wow!
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What's that huge Omega 1200 meter thing? Though if a Fifty Fathoms is too thick, that Omega probably is. Are you a Panerai guy?

Just buy five killer watches for 2 grand each (or some other fractional breakdown).
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What's that huge Omega 1200 meter thing? Though if a Fifty Fathoms is too thick, that Omega probably is. Are you a Panerai guy?

Just buy five killer watches for 2 grand each (or some other fractional breakdown).
The current Seamaster 300 is just a little over 13mm in case thickness, not that bad, while the 50 fathoms is 15.5
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I was thinking of this monster/monstrosity. I don't know if I could blow 10 grand on one watch and not regret it.

Panerai? IWC?
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Is Pre-owned out?
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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She has already promised me I can purchase the watch of my choice for up to $10K.

Want some kind of sports watch, don't care for dress watches.

Rolex Sub is out, I already have one a real one and a fake and they bore me to death.

Preferable a dive watch of some cache, other than Rolex, not something to impress others, but to impress me!

No Blancpains, their cases are too thick.

Any ideas to whet my appetite?
Not sure these fit the bill, but I long for the Oris big date red (or green) dial:

https://monochrome-watches.com/oris-...-review-price/

or

Casio G-Shock black aged IP Treatment:

https://www.casio-watches.com/basel/...mw-b5000v.html

Neither of which is anywhere near your 10k (wow!) but might give you an idea.
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This ought to be real interesting. Remember when he bought the Onda ?
Chaz, going back a couple years now. It's always come down to a Seamaster, something else and your eight inch wrist. And you always did the something else. To coin a famous phrase, "Just DO It" ! Either get the new Bond model or a Seamaster from the last couple years. But finally get an Omega man and just be done with it. You know you want it... As always, good luck man.
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Cartier 9.8 case thickness $7,8000. It's different, the black on black is cool.
https://www.tourneau.com/watches/car...AR0120051.html

Check out this Pam, if you haven't tried one on you might be surprised.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/pa...-42mm-hands-on
I'd probably end up here. Right at 10k

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That's crazy cool, enjoy the hunt.
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JLC Deep Sea family of watches.

If there are any typos in this post, I blame Tapatalk!
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Or you could snatch up one of my new favorites and have some money left over. BTW... What did you give up for the ten kaybo ??? Sign a larger life insurance policy and promise your wife that you would die first...
Enjoy your quest...





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I can't wait to see what watch he settles on?!?

As Bill Burr would say "Make It A Shiny One" lol
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JLC Deep Sea family of watches.

If there are any typos in this post, I blame Tapatalk!
JLC makes some nice looking divers, I like the compressors.
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She has already promised me I can purchase the watch of my choice for up to $10K.

Want some kind of sports watch, don't care for dress watches.

Rolex Sub is out, I already have one a real one and a fake and they bore me to death.

Preferable a dive watch of some cache, other than Rolex, not something to impress others, but to impress me!

No Blancpains, their cases are too thick.

Any ideas to whet my appetite?
My suggestion is that you send the money to me. I will spend as much time as necessary finding the required watch, and when I do I shall pop it round. Alternatively we could always swap wives
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I have never been much of a fan of dive watches unless of course, you're a diver that will be using it when diving, although they can be quite good looking watches they tend to be unnecessarily bulky for a land lover to wear as a daily driver...
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https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/me...?storeid=11459

12mm 8k

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If I would get such a windfall there would be only one choice. In my case a very special one because I'm not too fond of Breitling (many of them are, well, a bit too blingy). It is the Super Ocean Heritage. Available in 46, 44 and 42mm. They supply rubber straps as well. The 46mm is US$ 4985 retail (but I'm sure they can be had somewhat cheaper if you look around). Use the remainder of the 10K to treat your lady on an incredible luxurious short vacation, pull out all the stops. The works, you know.



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I like this, and an El Primero Movement to boot!


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And I like this too, I didn't know Breitling made any watches like this?


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If I would get such a windfall there would be only one choice. In my case a very special one because I'm not too fond of Breitling (many of them are, well, a bit too blingy). It is the Super Ocean Heritage. Available in 46, 44 and 42mm. They supply rubber straps as well. The 46mm is US$ 4985 retail (but I'm sure they can be had somewhat cheaper if you look around). Use the remainder of the 5K to treat you lady on an incredible luxurious short vacation, pull out all the stops. The works, you know.



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Use the remainder of the 10K to treat you lady on an incredible luxurious short vacation, pull out all the stops. The works, you know.
That's the bit that makes sense to me. Priceless memories that last
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