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On 7/20/2019 at 1:42 PM, EF Lau said:

I will add that both of them are not exclusive or limited. 

 

Just hard as a mofo to get. 

 

@J - those Seikos look really sporty in a very good way. I particularly like the look of the SBDC063 on the original rubber strap. My own experience with a 45mm seiko diver, the 6309-7040, is that it oddly wears much smaller. Very comfortable, and feels integrated with the wrist.

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Dweller on leather strap. Infinitely more comfortable than on its bracelet. 

Looking at a black rubber strap for it now. 

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IWC Ingenieur in 38mm. Belongs to a customer. It fits me quite well! Due to focal length of the phone lens, the size of the watch is exaggerated relative to the wrist. 

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A customer's King Seiko. He paid RM1800 for it. If he had not shown it to me, I would have thought it's a Grand Seiko reissue of an older model. 

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Today in the shop:

Hublot Classic Fusion Blue

Patek Calatrava with the hobnail bezel in white gold. I now totally understand the appeal. 

Rolex Daytona

Also a Garmin Forerunner which I was told can track your REM sleep! 

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On 10/16/2019 at 7:44 PM, Nabilalif said:

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Boss... is it yours?

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Tried on a Flieger. 39mm. It wears large due to the absence of a bezel. Though a "tool" watch, it looks unexpectedly luxurious, but this never comes through in pictures.

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I've long been an admirer of blue-dialed Rolexes, but suddenly, it occured to me they are susceptible to the phenomenon of disappearing hands. Look at the picture above. The hands are almost invisible. In most Rolex models, what saves the situation is the lume on the hands. But the lume on Rolex hands is extremely narrow and small in surface area.

So, I've lost all interest in dark-dialed Rolexes. I need the hands to be immediately legible. 

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I just bought the watch above, the Grand Seiko SBGV245. Hodinkee has an article about it: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-grand-seiko-sport-collection-sbgv245-with-quartz-caliber-9f82

It is one of the very few GS with a screw down crown. I find watches without a screw down crown a bit unconvincing. It looks to me like the GS version of the Patek Aquanaut, with its prominent brushed bezel and sports-oriented styling. It's one of the very few GS with lume, yet gives up nothing in terms of the facetting or finish of the hands and hour markers. The date aperture appears rather large to me, something I really appreciate. I wish it came on a bracelet.

It is making its way to me from japan. I wonder what the duty will be like.

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Under "What makes Rolex special", I read on the official Rolex website:

"Wearing a Rolex watch enables entry into a world of unlimited possibilities. Rolex’s story began when founder Hans Wilsdorf created the first waterproof wristwatch – the Oyster – and developed into a range of timepieces that have become icons of watchmaking. Discover Rolex watches on the wrists of pioneers, artists, athletes and visionaries and journey to the very highest summits and the deepest part of the oceans."

What Rolex is telling you is this, translated sentence by sentence:

When you wear a Rolex, you are much cooler. Rolex watches are iconic. People of accomplishment have worn Rolexes while in pursuit of their accomplishments.

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On 10/16/2019 at 7:44 PM, Nabilalif said:

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Looks super sporty and rugged. If only my wrists werent so dainty. 

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