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Bop Gun 07-16-08 05:27 PM

Nice fake you ******.....the real deal has a magnifying window for the date.

Why don't you post a picture of your beautiful girlfriend next:lol::lol::lol::lol:

KiddSisko 07-16-08 05:53 PM

Different band, same watch. Precise time month after month. Has taken several big falls (with me attached) and still ticking. Waterproof rating at 20 ATM.
http://www.chase-durer.com/images/fe...wksblue_de.jpg

Breitling 07-16-08 06:36 PM

I'm usually a mountain rider, and we usually don't get excited about watches. I've got a Breitling Chronomat Vitesse two-tone with gold and steel and a pilot bracelet. Breitlings are the best watches ever. period.

absolutealex 07-16-08 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Bop Gun (Post 7074295)
Nice fake you ******.....the real deal has a magnifying window for the date.

Why don't you post a picture of your beautiful girlfriend next:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:) I get that all the time, mostly from people who think they know a lot about watches, but really don't. Actually, my watch is a Sea Dweller, not a Submariner, the watch has a 4000 ft depth rating and a gas release valve thus the case is thicker as well as the crystal. Due to the thicker crystal Rolex decided not add the cyclops to the watch. It's been like that since the inception of the Sea Dweller.

Although, the Submariner also comes in a no date model which also has no cyclops.

absolutealex 07-16-08 08:28 PM

Here's a breakdown of the differences if you're interested at all.

http://forums.timezone.com/?t=rview&...98#msg_1178598

Jashue 07-16-08 08:35 PM

Schooled!!

dalava 07-16-08 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Lazyrider (Post 7068405)
Love the Panerai.
Sold a couple of Rolexes, good watch but bored me after a while.
Sporting a Breitling Chronomat Evolution, Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon, Oris Mile Tonneau Chronograph, Tag Heuer Chronograph among others.

Would love a Panerai or a Graham Chronofighter as my next watch.

if these watches, especially the Panerais, look good on your wrist, you are too big for your bike. For me, early 90s IWC when not riding.

AngryScientist 07-16-08 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by absolutealex (Post 7075364)
Here's a breakdown of the differences if you're interested at all.

http://forums.timezone.com/?t=rview&...98#msg_1178598

lol, i spend about as much time on timezone as BF, its really a three-way tie between those two and VWvortex.

glad to see i'm in good company

slide13 07-16-08 08:57 PM

I'm a big watch fan. I've had my share of Rolex, Panerai and Omega over the years. Current watch is a Omega SMP 2254.50. Nice piece, especially fort he money IMO.

cb400bill 07-16-08 09:10 PM

This is the watch mounted on my bike. Suunto X3HR for keeping track of my heart rate.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ntoX3HR001.jpg

This one is my daily wear watch. Seiko Diver.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...KXA53K2003.jpg

This is my C & V watch. Longines winder from the mid 1950's.
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...ightbox055.jpg

blues604 07-16-08 09:28 PM

It's safe to say that the people in this forum have impeccable tastes in the finer things in life. My next purchase would be a Seiko Marine Master... We will leave the debate of ETA vs. high-end Japanese movements for another day.

absolutealex 07-16-08 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by halfspeed (Post 7069626)
Expensive watches make even less sense than a $200 carbon fiber floor pump.

Particular watches carry rich histories however and that's what gets me. For example: Panerai upon inception was actually a major supplier to the Italian Royal Navy, this is why you see the crown protector on them and they've upheld this tradition for years, my watch being a derivative of the already well established submariner set the benchmark for diving watches of it's time and has been used on numerous expeditions, as well as world record setting ones also the watch itself marks the forge between Rolex and Comex. No $300 carbon fiber pump can bring you that.

Nachoman 07-16-08 09:54 PM

I wear this one almost everyday.
http://cdni.llbean.com/is/image/wim/...id=330&hei=295

sax 07-16-08 09:58 PM

remember how much this watch meant...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKuDYbnXBJQ

darkfinger 07-16-08 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by KiddSisko (Post 7074449)

That is gorgeous watch! :love:

halfspeed 07-16-08 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by absolutealex (Post 7075894)
Particular watches carry rich histories however and that's what gets me. For example: Panerai upon inception was actually a major supplier to the Italian Royal Navy, this is why you see the crown protector on them and they've upheld this tradition for years, my watch being a derivative of the already well established submariner set the benchmark for diving watches of it's time and has been used on numerous expeditions, as well as world record setting ones also the watch itself marks the forge between Rolex and Comex. No $300 carbon fiber pump can bring you that.

The only history in a watch that matters to me is that belonging to my great grandfather's Bulova I wear on rare occasions. It's not very valuable and probably wasn't particularly expensive when new, but it's relevant to me. The Italian Royal Navy? Rolex? Comex? May as well be a carbon fiber pump to me.

absolutealex 07-16-08 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by halfspeed (Post 7076142)
The only history in a watch that matters to me is that belonging to my great grandfather's Bulova I wear on rare occasions. It's not very valuable and probably wasn't particularly expensive when new, but it's relevant to me. The Italian Royal Navy? Rolex? Comex? May as well be a carbon fiber pump to me.

Well, that's you I suppose, for me that's the je ne sais quoi that surrounds particular watches which is akin to other things such as owning a 993 Porsche (last air cooled porsche produced) or a bottle of 1996 Krug. Although, I suppose these type of things only appeal to a certain kind of person. It seems to be that the $300 floor pump serves only as garage bling which would similar to owning a vertu mobile phone or a watch made by Gucci - they all have the same thing in common; they have no character, no substance.

KiddSisko 07-16-08 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by darkfinger (Post 7076044)
That is gorgeous watch! :love:


My watch says - Thanks! Chase-Durer, makers of fine and functional time pieces for pilots and military.

Wested 07-16-08 10:52 PM

OP just wanted an excuse to show off his Rolex.

Humph. My Swiss Army is so old I doubt there's a photo of it anywhere.

:notamused:

sshakari 07-16-08 11:54 PM

Got a new one today:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...i/IMG_0870.jpg

absolutealex 07-16-08 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 7076492)

Oh man, I've been meaning to pick uip a Sinn.

KiddSisko 07-17-08 12:01 AM

Here's my Citizen Eco-Drive alternate. I replaced the green canvas band with a black leather band. I like the simplicity.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...-L._SS400_.jpg

rooftest 07-17-08 12:11 AM

NOTHING is better than hookers & blow.

thedips 07-17-08 01:03 AM

http://i15.tinypic.com/89qw3uu.jpg

my favorite...
ROLEX YG DAY-DATE

some others i haz
ROLEX YG/SS DATEJUST
ROLEX SS DATEJUST
ROLEX YG/SS YACHTMASTER
OMEGA F1 SPEEDMASTER "SCHUMACHER"
a few tags and rados
etc.

frank828 07-17-08 01:34 AM

nice bell and ross and sinn people

i just have a couple lowly seiko divers(007 and 009) and 3 g-shocks. my favorite is the black gshock i got from costco. atomic time, solar power and super tough. The other two are mudmans(green and whitish-grey)


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