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3 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

I don’t think there is any reason not to get a Santos now. They are wonderful watches, and the two I have experience with were bought right after they were released. Better than Tudor not wanting to fix the issues with the Black Bay GMT. 

I haven't been much into watches lately, what's the issue with the BB GMT?

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5 minutes ago, EdipisReks1 said:

I don’t remember precisely, but I believe it had to do with the GMT hand going out of synch with the hour hand. 

(not photo of my GMT) it's a stuck date. luckily it hasn't happened to me yet and my AD hasn't seen it from their clients, but it's still a risk with this watch.

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58 minutes ago, trevorlane said:

(not photo of my GMT) it's a stuck date. luckily it hasn't happened to me yet and my AD hasn't seen it from their clients, but it's still a risk with this watch.

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Stuck date! That’s right. I’m surprised they haven’t fixed it, given that the watch has been out for a little while now. 

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I was at my partner’s great-uncle’s funeral this past weekend. He was the patriarch of the clan. Heather’s family is Scottish: he came over after Korea, with his wife from Jersey (a story in and of itself). He was bigger than life in some ways, and kind and decent,  and everything I’ve heard says to me that I’m sad I didn’t get to meet him.

It was sorrowful, and happy in remembrance, and I got to see her family again (they have absolutely welcomed me, and I appreciate them so much). I wore my Drive Extra Flat. I wore it because I thought “boy, this watch is beautiful on my dresser, but leaves me cold on the wrist, but selling a watch is such a pain in the ass so I never have done so, so I should probably wear it.”

At the wake, after, the youngest adult grand-daughter of the decedent, whom I adore (vibrant, smart, fun as hell, striking out on her own at the end of her college career in secondary education and the first openly gay member of the family) kept looking at my wrist (jacket off and sleeves rolled up). I of course noticed. She finally got around to asking what the watch was, because she just was fascinated and loved it. I took it off and handed it to her and told her what it was and said “try it on.” 

There have been a few times where I have seen somebody’s life just shift a little by an object. I of course immediately said it was hers. Sending the box and papers off to her tomorrow. I’m sure she’ll wear it for the rest of her life, and she’ll remember me every time she puts it on, when I’m long gone.

I have a form of “seller’s remorse” now, of course: it was so damned pretty on my dresser!

Thought the ‘case watch people would like the little story. Watches aren’t worth anything if they aren’t worn. 

[Edits because I got some of the family details wrong as I thought about it.]

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You are a good man J. I too try to share/gift something special to someone who truly appreciates what that gift entails. To me it is a combination of paying it forward and continuing the legacy. You just earned a gazillion Karma points for that gesture. 

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19 minutes ago, Augsburger said:

You are a good man J. I too try to share/gift something special to someone who truly appreciates what that gift entails. To me it is a combination of paying it forward and continuing the legacy. You just earned a gazillion Karma points for that gesture. 

Well, I dunno about the karma points, and I certainly don’t know about the “good man” part, but I bet she buys the beers next time!

But yes: what is the point of keeping stuff until we are dead?

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Plus now I have room for something else! I’ve decided it’s time for a gold watch again, I think. Now I just have to decide on what and start saving. It may very well be nothing more than trading in my Santos for a two-tone model (which is what I should have gotten to begin with, in hindsight), as that watch is essentially perfect for me, and stays on my wrist for weeks, sometimes months at a time. 

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