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The Santos....gold in a leather band is something I've been thinking about.

I've been threatening another car purchase so I'm trying to exercise some self restraint while funding two private college educations...  I'll be working a while longer...LOL.

HS

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The new Santos comes with both the bracelet and the leather strap.  Even if you never use it the bracelet is astonishing. 

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18 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

The new Santos comes with both the bracelet and the leather strap.  Even if you never use it the bracelet is astonishing. 

You can choose gold on just the strap (the bracelet adds significantly to the cost on a gold watch!), but agreed; it's the best bracelet on any of my watches, and I include the modern Oyster bracelet in that.

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5 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

You can choose gold on just the strap (the bracelet adds significantly to the cost on a gold watch!), but agreed; it's the best bracelet on any of my watches, and I include the modern Oyster bracelet in that.

That's cool,  I had no idea they did that,  totally makes sense. 

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The vintage look with a strap is quite nice. 

Btw no special addition announcement today? I guess they are calling it by GMT so maybe tomorrow. 

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5 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

The vintage look with a strap is quite nice. 

Btw no special addition announcement today? I guess they are calling it by GMT so maybe tomorrow. 

Thank you; I was going for a certain caricature of 1969, with that outfit. :)

And yup. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-omega-speedmaster-professional-moonwatch-caliber-321-platinum

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So. That is Mr. Armstrong in the middle-stage-left.  That is me, four youths over, wearing my Philmont belt. Some sort of Casio watch on my wrist.

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that's cool. i wasnt aware he did anything like that. he stayed almost entirely out of public anything.

So platinum w. 321 anniversary addition. Hopefully next year a non precious metal moon watch will show up with the 321.

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20 minutes ago, SeaWolf said:

that's cool. i wasnt aware he did anything like that. he stayed almost entirely out of public anything.

He was a supporter of BSA, and was a professor at my Alma Mater.

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Although I was reasonably happy with the Oyster Perpetual 39mm, I’ve always liked Jaeger-LeCoultre and in particular their Reverso, I also prefer manual wind to automatic.

Well the place where I got both that Rolex and Saxonia from had a Reverso 1931 2788570 available, and I’m happy to say I’m in the process of buying that beautiful ( imo ) looking watch.

 I did have to use that Rolex as part exchange but I’m ok with that.

Hopefully I should have it within the next few days, but here’s a photo of that Reverso.

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So down in Cabo. No rolex sports, fuck unless you want an ugly dial tt date just you are out of luck, no other rolex. 

They also at the same AD there was a rose type XXII on the rose bracelet. I love that, unfortunately the wife doesn't love me that much.. 

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I'm having a hard time keeping up, Dave...LOL.  Enjoy...beautiful watch!

HS

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1 hour ago, HemiSam said:

I'm having a hard time keeping up, Dave...LOL.  Enjoy...beautiful watch!

HS

I have to admit Sam I’ve changed from/to a few different watches over the last few years, but once I have that Reverso I won’t be selling it or the Saxonia for any other watches.

When needed I’ll be having both serviced, and probably new Alligator straps, but I’m keeping them both.🙂

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2 hours ago, HemiSam said:

Dave,

So is the billiards watch now a Grand Seiko?

HS

I no longer have that Grand Seiko Sam, I used it in part exchange for that Rolex, I’ll be wearing that Reverso 1931 playing those two games.

I was told by the place I’m getting that JLC it’d be ok to do so, plus that Reverso 1931 was originally a sports watch used while playing Polo in India.

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Not sure how the current one would stand up to the shock and impacts from polo. The 1931 is my favorite version of it. Pure simplicity. 

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Forgot to mention, most here probably don’t know who this is, but Ronnie O’sullIvan is regarded as the best snooker player ever, and he wears a Reverso while playing that game, and has done so for sometime.

Yes he’s right-handed and wears the JLC on his left, but he also plays a lot of shots left-handed.

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8 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

Not sure how the current one would stand up to the shock and impacts from polo. The 1931 is my favorite version of it. Pure simplicity. 

It's a very robust movement. 

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10 hours ago, SeaWolf said:

Much safer game! For the watch and player :)

For the watch, but I’ve seen a few arguments in the amateur game, and on one occasion this guy head butted someone on the nose.

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I've put the new Speedy on a Vollmer mesh bracelet.  I do think it looks very nice, and it's extremely comfortable.  I need to the get the clasp laser engraved with an Omega logo, though. IMG_0107.thumb.jpeg.8892b45cb26beb4793c68287aa556181.jpeg

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I got a made-to-measure Brooks cotton jacket, today. Not bad. Looks good with a Pepsi.IMG_0108.thumb.jpeg.b5978bf856b957dad293d3bc7299ab90.jpeg

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Nice bracelet, ER.  Give us a few more shots of it if you don’t mind including side and clasp.

I like the jacket.  What exactly does made to measure mean?  I’m thinking they tailor an off the rack jacket, but I honestly don’t know.

HS

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