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On 11/3/2019 at 9:27 PM, Welshy said:

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Yeah, bout 20k, but it’s not quite there for me. A Lange & Sohn is there for me. Then I can stop.


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Yeah that's a nice one, but I thought there was a GO with a very similar design to that Lange

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2 hours ago, lazytexasfan said:

5th anniversary coming up in January and wife wants to buy me a watch.

debating between the omega speedy pro (moonwatch) or the iwc portugieser chrono with the blue dial.

i already have a sinn 104 (black dial), sinn 356 (copper), and nomos tangomat (white).

thoughts? leaning towards the iwc port since that's been one I've wanted forever. any recs on where to pick up one? is there even much of a price difference between the boutiques in austin/dallas/houston (I'm in Austin)?

L Majors in Tarrytown carries IWC 

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On 10/10/2019 at 8:50 AM, jofus said:

I need this watch - absolutely perfect birthday gift for my dad. It's not on the CoOp website, it's not on Stowa's website ... anyone have any insight? The googlez are no help either.

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9 minutes ago, capnamerca said:

I need this watch - absolutely perfect birthday gift for my dad. It's not on the CoOp website, it's not on Stowa's website ... anyone have any insight? The googlez are no help either.

Dig it !!

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Anyone know of a service center in Austin or Houston that can work on Omega's?  I'm trying to avoid sending mine in to Culver City and going without it for 2 mos.  Ppresiate ya!

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Welp. Been surfing on here for years. Have a Sinn 556I that I love. After about 8 years, I'm sprucing it up some.

Hesalite crystal because original. F the haters.

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Anyone know of a service center in Austin or Houston that can work on Omega's?  I'm trying to avoid sending mine in to Culver City and going without it for 2 mos.  Ppresiate ya!

You seem like you could use an apostrophe guy, too

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1 hour ago, tx 3 putt said:

excellent choice thuj 

Gracias. I've looked and looked and always come back to the speedmaster. I was going to order online but wanted to see a 42mm on my wrist. Used to 38mm which always felt a bit small...but you never know. Second I put it on I knew it was all good. Looked at a few of their giant hulk divers just for fun. I don't know how anyone wears those things. They are gorgeous but just absolute units.

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12 hours ago, Thujone said:

Gracias. I've looked and looked and always come back to the speedmaster. I was going to order online but wanted to see a 42mm on my wrist. Used to 38mm which always felt a bit small...but you never know. Second I put it on I knew it was all good. Looked at a few of their giant hulk divers just for fun. I don't know how anyone wears those things. They are gorgeous but just absolute units.

Yep people love the PO look until they put it on their wrist and realize its like a hockeypuck.

Wear your new watch to the moon and back in good health.

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8 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

Someone finally admitting that a watch is too damn big.

Well the trend has been bigger, so there's that.  But, yeah there are stoopid big watches out there that just look cartoonish.  My go to size is 43-44, but I have a 48 mm Nav B Uhr reproduction of a 1941 Luftwaffe pilots watch, that doesn't read stupid huge at all IMO of course.

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My new lil Railmaster. Finally added a blue dial to my collection. 40mm is smallest I prefer to go and this was sweet spot.

Been so cloudy lately, but dial detail looks better in person.

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On 11/15/2019 at 5:40 AM, Sam Lin said:

So a 66mm Diesel isn't what you're looking for?

 

that will look great on someones ankle, or forearm

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My Portugieser is ready for pick up tomorrow after going in for the case back falling off.  Zadok's couldn't do it in-house so it had to go to the IWC authorized repair shop in Dallas.  It's not an $8,000 brake job, but the repair will cost more than any other watch I've ever bought.  Good times!

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On 11/18/2019 at 8:22 AM, The Royal We said:

My Portugieser is ready for pick up tomorrow after going in for the case back falling off.  Zadok's couldn't do it in-house so it had to go to the IWC authorized repair shop in Dallas.  It's not an $8,000 brake job, but the repair will cost more than any other watch I've ever bought.  Good times!

Another reason why I dont care for see thru casebacks.  If you dont mind me asking, how much did they charge you to press fit a piece of sapphire into a steel ring?

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Well, I cracked the caseback at some point when I put it back in the box to prevent the caseback from cracking... and they went ahead and serviced it since it was already opened, so I think I'm going to be out ~$850.

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1 hour ago, The Royal We said:

Well, I cracked the caseback at some point when I put it back in the box to prevent the caseback from cracking... and they went ahead and serviced it since it was already opened, so I think I'm going to be out ~$850.

Fuck.  

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1 hour ago, The Royal We said:

Well, I cracked the caseback at some point when I put it back in the box to prevent the caseback from cracking... and they went ahead and serviced it since it was already opened, so I think I'm going to be out ~$850.

Servicing would mean cleaning, new gaskets, etc ?

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Correct.  They are cleaning, regulating, putting in new gaskets, and a polishing service.  A painful surprise but I guess it is the risk you take when you buy pre-owned for ~50% of the cost for a new one.

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9 hours ago, The Royal We said:

Well, I cracked the caseback at some point when I put it back in the box to prevent the caseback from cracking

Doh.

Fuck it though, at 50% off + $850 for a now newly serviced Portugieser you're still coming out way ahead, right? 

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6 minutes ago, MadBurgerMaker said:

Doh.

Fuck it though, at 50% off + $850 for a now newly serviced Portugieser you're still coming out way ahead, right? 

yep.

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1 hour ago, The Royal We said:

Back in action. Zadok was very professional and easy to work with. Not cheap tho. 

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Mutha' fuckin' porn right there is what that is.... and not the German scat shit.

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Back in action. Zadok was very professional and easy to work with. Not cheap tho. 
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One day...

That is a beautiful watch. I ended up getting the Glashutte Original perpetual calendar, which I really like the looks of also. The IWC will have to wait. c0f515be111d52780c3a45213a115ab5.jpg

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Thanks man.  I looked at watches for 3-4 years before finally pulling the trigger.  I started off wanting the copper faced Sinn, went through a Panerai phase, almost bought a Omega GMT and finally landed on the IWC.  I started with a Maratac mid pilot, moved to a SKX 007 and then the IWC, all because of this f'n thread.  Thanks a-holes.

I like the looks of that Glashutte.  I'd like to have something with a moon phase at some point.

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been awhile since I bought a watch.  still have my eye on the Bruguet XXI.  anyway, wanted something new, cook and fun.  it's not going to go down as any sort of collectible, but damn I love this thing.  just picked it up.  

 

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TAG Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Racing Special Edition Watch - CAZ101N.FC8243

 

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Need a watch rec, 16 year old nephew mentioned this weekend he wanted a "nice" watch. Hes starting to  dress  nicer/trendier, currently wears a g shock looking for something in the 300-500 range. Im not a watch guy so no idea if something decent is available in that range.

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49 minutes ago, Smax said:

Need a watch rec, 16 year old nephew mentioned this weekend he wanted a "nice" watch. Hes starting to  dress  nicer/trendier, currently wears a g shock looking for something in the 300-500 range. Im not a watch guy so no idea if something decent is available in that range.

Tissot or Hamilton or Seiko

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3 hours ago, Smax said:

Need a watch rec, 16 year old nephew mentioned this weekend he wanted a "nice" watch. Hes starting to  dress  nicer/trendier, currently wears a g shock looking for something in the 300-500 range. Im not a watch guy so no idea if something decent is available in that range.

Yep.

https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-mens-watch-h64455133.html

80 hour power reserve?  Can that be correct?

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