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Been after one of these for a while. Going in tomorrow to haggle. Wish me luck!  

Yeah, I also like that one a lot. Not quite up to your guys levels, but my wife got me this for Christmas...  

Prematurely touted a Lange once before but hope this one won't get away. Have been looking for a year or so, they are like hens' teeth.

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It's the first time I've watched one of her videos. Normally I ignore product tie-ins, but this one is kind of nice. Online price seems to be around $600, but I'm not sure if these have been officially released yet.

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I leave Tuesday morning to go see my partner. A 7.5 hour car trip. I always give the "good watches" to my mother, to keep, if I'm going to be gone for a while,  but it caught me that my travel roll was sort of interesting, in a buckle/clasp branding perspective.

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On 11/7/2020 at 11:42 AM, HiWire said:

This watch is over the top. First time I've heard of a Zenith El Primero:

 

I'm surprised: it was one of the very first automatic chronographs (I think Seiko beat them by a little bit), and was the movement that Rolex used for many years between the Valjoux 72 and their own in-house automatic chrono, for the Daytona.

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I am impressed by how well-researched the videos are and how she's able to keep the presentation fun for more casual fans. Definitely one of my favorite channels in the last while... my last purchase was a Swatch, so I'm not even close to being in the main demographic.

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I'm giving in here in 2021. I'm gonna do a Jack Forster dual-wrist. Today is two square watches. Every day will be at least one square watch. It's both strange and liberating.

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the 116170LN GMT2 has been on my wrist for the last few days, after an absence. I would take advantage of the Rolex steel sports watch boom (bare watches are going for crazy prices, and I have box and papers and receipt) if it weren't just such a fucking good watch, and super comfortable. 

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Forstner JB Champion Flat Link bracelet (brushed) ordered for my 1861 Speedy. I hate the bracelet that came with it, and have always worn it on a strap because of that, and I also don’t really want to spend the $1,000 or whatever it will be for the bracelet that was introduced with the new coaxial Speedy (it has been confirmed to fit the older models, maybe requiring a kiss of a grinder if you want it to be perfectly flush).

The bracelet on my Pre-Moon is more or less perfect, and the Flat-Link should be similar. I’ll report back. This is a “normal” bracelet, so I won’t have the issues that I did with the mesh one (which has found a happy home since).

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The Forstner flat-link came today. Adjustment is a little fiddly, but even I managed it without too much difficulty. I’m very happy with it.  It’s a long bracelet (I took out six links), but has a short buckle, so it should work with a lot of wrist sizes. If anybody gets one, I would suggest sizing it slightly tight, as it has three expansion links. It feels like a well worn in vintage Jubilee bracelet, though obviously not as solid; it’s a modern interpretation of a shitty JB Champion, after all! The Forstner bracelets are much better made than anything JBC ever made, but retain the vintage charm.

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11 hours ago, Torpedo said:

It looks good. I like it better than most of the new Ω bracelets on their own watches

Right? The bracelet on the new Master Chrono Speedies are very nice, but also an expensive replacement, assuming you can even get one. I looked at the bracelet that came with this watch and immediately put it on a strap. 

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I have been waiting on a watch I ordered a long while. Knew it would be a test of patience. That’s all fine and good but I broke down and bought myself a little something in the meantime....

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