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Old 05-03-2012, 10:16 AM   #4546
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You and me both. I just ordered a Spring Drive Grand Seiko "Snowflake."

Man that is classy!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:19 AM   #4547
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #4548
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why do watches (and clocks) with roman numerals display 4 as IIII instead of IV?
because it looks cooler?
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #4549
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You and me both. I just ordered a Spring Drive Grand Seiko "Snowflake."

Nice, nice, nice.

Talk about set it and forget it...unless you travel you only have to set it twice a year, when DST changes!

I'm not quite ready to set my sights that high. And I like the GMT with the lume, cause I have to be able to see the time in the dark - I have no bedside clock...

But I'm envious of your good fortune! Enjoy it. I'm sure I'd spend a week just watching that second hand.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #4550
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Man that is classy!
I love the way it looks. The dial is modeled after snow blown fields. Titanium case and band, see-through case back, blued second hand.

http://azfinetime.wordpress.com/2012...flake-sbga011/

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #4551
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why do watches (and clocks) with roman numerals display 4 as IIII instead of IV?
Mine says 4....

Well, IIRC, both are technically correct but I think only clocks still use that - no one would write a complex roman numeral using IIII, it would be confusing as it's not standard, you don't do XXXX for 40.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #4552
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I love the way it looks. The dial is modeled after snow blown fields. Titanium case and band, see-through case back, blued second hand.

http://azfinetime.wordpress.com/2012...flake-sbga011/

Beautiful... and EXPENSIVE, but for those who can swing it, I'm jealous.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #4553
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...I think only clocks still use that - no one would write a complex roman numeral using IIII, it would be confusing as it's not standard, you don't do XXXX for 40.


No, it's still a long and honored tradition in watch dials. You can read some professional opinions and hypotheses here.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #4554
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Beautiful... and EXPENSIVE, but for those who can swing it, I'm jealous.
Holicrap, +1!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #4555
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Awww, Jarvis, that's a beaut!

Right now, I'm on the lookout for a cheap, vintage GMT. I just want that extra hand. And it's handy during the yearly Dakar coverage in Racing. This year, I wore my dad's '80s Seiko ana/digi with the digital display set to Chile time.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:12 PM   #4556
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No, it's still a long and honored tradition in watch dials. You can read some professional opinions and hypotheses here.

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Horology in general I probably should have said...shit a bunch of critics around here....snort.

I don't care for 'em anyway, not on MY wrist.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #4557
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Holicrap, +1!
Priced a bottom end Rolex lately?...

Yea, the Seiko GS line is awsome - the fit and finish on these watches is second to none.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #4558
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It DOES say got a COOL watch....

My Dive Behemoth, 52mm dia case, 20mm thick.



Took it with me new celly just now.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #4559
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No, it's still a long and honored tradition in watch dials. You can read some professional opinions and hypotheses here.

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thanks!
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #4560
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My Dive Behemoth, 52mm dia case, 20mm thick.



Took it with me new celly just now.

Only 10 ATM water resistance on that? Do you have any wrist shots? I am interested to see what a watch that size looks like on.
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