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Old 01-24-2007, 10:18 AM   #121
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It isn't about the time. Its about the show. If it was just about the time, we'd all be wearing $15 Timexes.
My (ex) BIL is a gen-yoo-ine Swiss-trained horologist. He can build a whole escapement by hand but he earns his bread and butter doing routine repair and service on high-end watches. He tells me about some of his 'regulars' who insist on wearing their Rolexes (Rolexii?) while roofing or doing other rigorous manual labor on a regular basis and then bitching about having to have them serviced so frequently. Duuuuh.

I appreciate the craftsmanship. Yes, they can be fine works of art. But I've just had one too many drunken assholes seated next to me in coach class who insist on digging their breitling or patek into my thigh as they fumble their way into their seatbelt. I just don't get excited about a man wearing a big expensive watch.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:23 AM   #122
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I just don't get excited about a man wearing a big expensive watch.
Fortunately, for men, a lot of women do.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:27 AM   #123
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Fortunately, for men, a lot of women do.

hey. whatever works.


AnnieGS screwed with this post 01-24-2007 at 10:42 AM
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:39 AM   #124
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I just don't get excited about a man wearing a big expensive watch.
How about unemployed guys that live at home and ride big bikes?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #125
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How about unemployed guys that live at home and ride big bikes?
send pictures of the bike.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:46 AM   #126
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:47 AM   #127
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send pictures of the bike.



I laughed out loud when I read this...

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:48 AM   #128
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I just don't get excited about a man wearing a big expensive watch around his wrist.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:54 AM   #129
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:20 AM   #130
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I wear a mechanical watch because I love the nature of precise mechanical things- if a woman happens to notice and appreciate a watch, all the better.... same goes for a woman who can appreciate a GS vs your standard knee jerk societally conditioned harley fan.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #131
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This is one of my favorites, a Sinn EZM3:

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #132
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hey. whatever works.

I have a sister who is legally blind. She had one of those in the 80s. We used to hit the talk button all the time.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:32 AM   #133
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But I've just had one too many drunken assholes seated next to me in coach class who insist on digging their breitling or patek into my thigh...
Sigh...
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:37 AM   #134
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I just don't get excited about a man wearing a big expensive watch.
I have a hard time with watches. I tend to wear cheap ones, but mostly because I hate watches that are the size of a pie plate. They get bound up in my shirt cuffs and stuff.

I'd love to have a Gruen Curvex. Very subtle and elegant, IMHO.

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Old 01-24-2007, 11:54 AM   #135
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I'd love to have a Gruen Curvex. Very subtle and elegant, IMHO.
I have one with a rose gold case.

(too bad it is a reissue with a shitty $20 quartz movement...sigh)
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