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If any of you degenerates are interested I posted in the for sale forum a Deep Blue Alpha 500.  I have 2, so I'm selling the white and keeping the smurf.

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Recommendation for a winder box that'll keep four autos ticking? Preferably with storage for at least four other watches.

My Amazon winder died after two years. All the winders on Amazon tonight have shitty reviews.

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A couple new pickups and another on the way.

G-Shocks

All Steel/All Black

Gorilla Galaxy Blue with a few strap options. Summer/Beach watch.

New to this brand, but its a few guys from AP going in a different direction. Anyways, they also have a badass wandering hands watch that I want, but its over $3k and not looking to spend that right now. Plus I don't like  the new version color scheme - the older Drift is better.

Picked up an Oris Aquis Clean Ocean for my wife's (no pics) birthday

Stock photo - No actual pics yet.

It's gorgeous and really a solid watch. Also a shoutout to Lewis Jewelers in Uptown Park. Really friendly event though I didn't buy the watch there and sized it for my wife. Also got to check out their ALS's including a Zeitwerk. So badass, although I wouldn't go with this one.

 

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13 hours ago, HoustonHorn said:

A couple new pickups and another on the way.

G-Shocks

All Steel/All Black

Gorilla Galaxy Blue with a few strap options. Summer/Beach watch.

New to this brand, but its a few guys from AP going in a different direction. Anyways, they also have a badass wandering hands watch that I want, but its over $3k and not looking to spend that right now. Plus I don't like  the new version color scheme - the older Drift is better.

Picked up an Oris Aquis Clean Ocean for my wife's (no pics) birthday

Stock photo - No actual pics yet.

It's gorgeous and really a solid watch. Also a shoutout to Lewis Jewelers in Uptown Park. Really friendly event though I didn't buy the watch there and sized it for my wife. Also got to check out their ALS's including a Zeitwerk. So badass, although I wouldn't go with this one.

 

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ALSZ.JPG

POS rep for the ALS pic.  Not my favorite one of theirs but bad ass watches is what they make.

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POS rep for the ALS pic.  Not my favorite one of theirs but bad ass watches is what they make.
Took it on the sly so they didn't think I was casting the joint. The Zeitwerk is probably my favorite but I like the platinum better.

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16 hours ago, HoustonHorn said:

Took it on the sly so they didn't think I was casting the joint. 

This is a thing? I always ask staff "can I take a photo?" and have never been refused.

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It was a joke. They were off fixing my wife's watch when I walked by it and I took a picture. First "real" one I've seen.

 

 

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So the gorilla watch is pretty awesome. My initial impressions.

A few thoughts. First, fuck people who make straps to. 000000001mm tolerances. I love the strap options, but damn they are hard to get installed. I think I like the Black with Blue dots the best.  That could really change as I really like them all. 

This watch is solid and big and has an enormous wrist presence. 

It is comfortable as shit and the strap, for as big a pain in the ass as it is incredibly comfortable.

I feel like I could forget I have it on its so damn comfortable. 

It's deep and the chapter ring is a beautiful blue color. Its sloped at a diagonal to the crystal and the blue and seconds hands nearly brush the edge. It's really fine. 

Nice attention to details like every five seconds marker has a small drop in the chapter ring. You can see it in the photos but it doesn't capture the additional 3D feel in real life. It kind of makes it look like the chapter rings itself is applied in some way. Hard to explain.

The hours hand is actually attached to the entire concentric rings which is a neat feature when you set the time the entire thing revolves. 

The lume on the second hand ends on the inside of the hand exactly on the last concentric circle. The black hand is nearly invisible except for the white lume. You can only see the rest of the game when it is going over the white portion of the concentric circles. The inside of the arrow on the minutes hand is perfectly aligned with the outside of the interior markers. Its incredibly balanced and everything is in the exact right spot. For instance the second hand seems to ride the line on the chapter ring. 

I love the industrial, triangular crown and the guards. I wish it was signed but it's very easy to grasp and turn. The colored strip just below the bezel really stands out and catches the light and contrasts well with the black bezel and the matte grey case. 

The buckle has a nice texture on it. The black bezel actually rises up maybe one to two millimeters and the crystal sides nearly flush with it and has no curvature. 

The lume is badass. You really feel the depth in the dial and the reflection of the blue where the chapter ring is and the white part on the concentric circles. Numbers also have lume along with the interior markers. The tip of the seconds hand is brighter than the rest of the line so you really see the movement. 

Overall it's really a fantastic watch. You can tell that someone with an incredible attention to detail designed it (as you would expect with former AP designers).

Also love the minutes on the dial instead of the hours. Gives it a true "automotive" feel which makes sense since they are inspired by American muscle cars.

Definitely check out the wandering hands versions. There are some videos online. I may have to spring for one of those in the future. Really cool and unique way to tell the time and still easy to read.

 

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