Anyone into watches/timepieces?

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    halenhoang wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    halenhoang wrote: »
    Rose Gold... Is this like the imperfect colored, dirty diamond? You know, the rejected diamond color so tainted and now re-marketed as the Chocolate Diamond? Rose Gold?

    Interesting.

    It's not imperfect, it has a different alloy mix. Similar to rolex's white gold, it actually has platinum in it rather than a surface rhodium coating so no need to ever get it replated like you would with all your white gold engagement rings. The Rolex white gold is "white" through and through and we have cut through a solid white gold link to verify.

    The rose gold mix is superb.

    But I tho my he best rose gold mix is not rolex's... It is patek.

    There is no such thing as white gold, unless it was chemically treated. I have many platinum rings as well, I can't resell it for anything.

    Rose gold? Show me where I could buy a Troy ounce of rose gold to invest and has more value than pure 99.99% gold. From this perspective,it is in fact imperfect.

    I guess Rose Gold, when applied to watches makes it fancier, according to marketing.

    All in all. You guys have nice watches, ahem, time pieces. It is about the craftsmanship, I will not deny that. But if anyone claims these automatic time pieces are incredibly accurate, I simply can't take you seriously.

    Halen

    Halen bro

    No one has mentioned these are the most accurate. But these are, in my opinion, far more awesome than any quartz or digital watch out there.

    Just my opinion.

    And there is no such thing as pure white gold - it's an alloy. Just like rose and every other material out there. All are alloys, even the yellow gold versions of anything are only max 18k which makes it 75% gold. If we were only trying to get te purest gold, watches or jewelry isn't the way - get a bar.

    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    Polkie2009 wrote: »
    I remember the Patek Philippe commercial years ago about the dad who was trying to make the decision whether to pass on to his son (graduating from university ?) his Patek Philippe watch or give him a new car , I think he ended up giving the lad keys to the car,lol. There's some really excellent videos on Youtube about passing a Patek Phillipe on to the son. That watch in the pic is bad a **!
    Yeah dude... Bad a**
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey,

    You are correct on many points. I will not argue that.

    If I bought a sports car, I expect it to be fast.
    If I bought hand stitched shoes, belts, slacks, suits, I expect it to fit perfectly and last much longer.
    If I bought big speakers, I expect it to have big sound.
    If I bought B&W speakers, I expect it to sound like poo. Hence why, you have had yours for this long and you still can't get them to sound right. Which is also why you are tipping sideways to get the strads. Haha, insert smiley here.
    If I bought a watch/time piece. Take a guess.... A wild guess.. Regardless, if it is $10 or exponentially more expensive. It better keep track of time accurately.

    Gold bars? I've invested since the early 90s. Hence my convictions of chocolate diamond and rose gold. Difference? Choco diamond is still that, poo. Rose gold. Now I admit, it is pretty. But as an investment? Hahahahahaha.

    Halen


  • Glen BGlen B Posts: 269
    halenhoang wrote: »
    Rose Gold... Is this like the imperfect colored, dirty diamond? You know, the rejected diamond color so tainted and now re-marketed as the Chocolate Diamond? Rose Gold?

    Interesting.
    Rose gold has copper mixed in to give the more reddish color.

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    halenhoang wrote: »
    Joey,

    You are correct on many points. I will not argue that.

    If I bought a sports car, I expect it to be fast.
    If I bought hand stitched shoes, belts, slacks, suits, I expect it to fit perfectly and last much longer.
    If I bought big speakers, I expect it to have big sound.
    If I bought B&W speakers, I expect it to sound like poo. Hence why, you have had yours for this long and you still can't get them to sound right. Which is also why you are tipping sideways to get the strads. Haha, insert smiley here.
    If I bought a watch/time piece. Take a guess.... A wild guess.. Regardless, if it is $10 or exponentially more expensive. It better keep track of time accurately.

    Gold bars? I've invested since the early 90s. Hence my convictions of chocolate diamond and rose gold. Difference? Choco diamond is still that, poo. Rose gold. Now I admit, it is pretty. But as an investment? Hahahahahaha.

    Halen


    Hahhaa nice on the bw... But I like em as it is so hah! Strads or not, doesn't change my view on the diamonds my friend!

    With regards to timepieces, you don't necessarily buy them for complete and utter accuracy. You buy them because you admire them. Watches, you buy them because they are a necessity and you need to keep track of time. I think that's the difference.

    The thing is you harp on accuracy down to the last second, you want something to be as accurate chronologically as an atomic clock but at some point does it actually matter? Does it actually change your day to day actions provided you're not some supervisor who times laps at Laguna seca?

    I'll take you through my watches for example. I wear 1 watch for 3 days straight and then switch. The accuracy of a Rolex has been my experience within 2-5 seconds at the end of an entire month. So in those 3 days, the accuracy difference from the atomic clock is negligible at best. I rotate watches and then I hand wind them and then I'm on the go for the next 3 or so days.

    I notice no difference in the way my life is conducted because my timepiece is 1 or 5 seconds off after a month of use. What I do notice is that in the many years that I've owned these pieces, I haven't had to change a battery.

    These timepieces are a celebration of human ingenuity and the ability to make something completely analog yet come close to a digital clock.

    Basically what I'm trying to say is there is accurate and there is "accurate enough".

    With fine pieces like what we are mostly mentioning in this thread from victorinox to Rolex, they are all "accurate enough".
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • NJPOLKERNJPOLKER Posts: 3,477
    I wear my fathers Omega Seafarer and think of my Father and Mother every morning I put it on. Other than that I never wear jewelry and never will especially a wedding band LMAO

    God Bless America
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited May 2015
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    Now for another grail piece... A Richard Mille... I remember walking into a boutique in Beverly Hills and i felt out of place and somewhat ashamed to look like a bum off the street.

    a1klw319kwk6.jpg
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    Looks like it has a titanium case and bracelet. :)
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
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    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    edited May 2015
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    Now this guy is nuts. A Richard Mille RM11 in gold and a steel Patek 5980. Both grails and near unobtanium pricing... must be a banker or financier or something. But wow. Droolworthy on both accounts.

    Must be nice.

    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,308
    He has on his wrists the value on some people's homes. Must be nice, yes. But it's all relative. Someone might think, must be nice to afford an $500 watch, someone else a 1k and so forth.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    My latest "cheap" watch.

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    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    I guess it's the old-grump-with-no-taste-whatsoever in me, but 9 out of 10 of the watches posted in this thread are not attractive to me at all. I did like one Invicta about 12 pages back. Happy with a couple Fossils and one fewer objet d'O.C.
    Den: Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Adcom GFP-750 * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: Roon * LG v30 phone * Dared MP-5 * DefTech SM45
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    Beach Den: Sonore microRendu * Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22

  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    edited May 2015
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I guess it's the old-grump-with-no-taste-whatsoever in me, but 9 out of 10 of the watches posted in this thread are not attractive to me at all. I did like one Invicta about 12 pages back. Happy with a couple Fossils and one fewer objet d'O.C.

    Different strokes for different folks brother man. ;)

    It's the wonderful thing about this world of ours. We can all like different things and no one usually judges us for it...unless it doesn't meet their crusader requirements to save us all from spending our own money! ;)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    I see the Sea Spider with a bit of the Russian Diver, nice watch Zltful!
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    Polkie2009 wrote: »
    I see the Sea Spider with a bit of the Russian Diver, nice watch Zltful!

    Thanks. I am surprised how much I like this one.

    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I guess it's the old-grump-with-no-taste-whatsoever in me, but 9 out of 10 of the watches posted in this thread are not attractive to me at all. I did like one Invicta about 12 pages back. Happy with a couple Fossils and one fewer objet d'O.C.

    Different strokes for different folks brother man. ;)

    It's the wonderful thing about this world of ours. We can all like different things and no one usually judges us for it...unless it doesn't meet their crusader requirements to save us all from spending our own money! ;)

    Absolutely, as in any fashion item. Hope I didn't come off as pissy or judgmental. I really did mean I generally have terrible taste and am thankful I don't want expensive watches (as the OCD in me usually requires), hehe. But if I did, it wouldn't be one of those like Nadal wears. :#:)
    Den: Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Adcom GFP-750 * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: Roon * LG v30 phone * Dared MP-5 * DefTech SM45
    Beach: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * Schiit Yggdrasil * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Sonore microRendu * Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22

  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    You didn't come across that way at all my friend. B)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited May 2015
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Now for another grail piece... A Richard Mille... I remember walking into a boutique in Beverly Hills and i felt out of place and somewhat ashamed to look like a bum off the street.

    a1klw319kwk6.jpg

    Joey Joe Joe,

    Aiyiyiyiyiyiyi..

    You felt out of place walking into a Beverly Hills commonality place. You felt like a bum, completely, utterly, helpless bum. Ashamed. Tail between the legs. Looking like someone off the streets., which by your definition, everyone else not in the top couple percent looks like a bum to you. As you aptly defined yourself.

    Do not mistaken successful people pointing out a bum as yourself, which in this case, I am just agreeing with what you stated.. Insert smiley here.

    Halen



  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,939
    halenhoang wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Now for another grail piece... A Richard Mille... I remember walking into a boutique in Beverly Hills and i felt out of place and somewhat ashamed to look like a bum off the street.

    a1klw319kwk6.jpg

    Joey Joe Joe,

    Aiyiyiyiyiyiyi..

    You felt out of place walking into a Beverly Hills commonality place. You felt like a bum, completely, utterly, helpless bum. Ashamed. Tail between the legs. Looking like someone off the streets., which by your definition, everyone else not in the top couple percent looks like a bum to you. As you aptly defined yourself.

    Do not mistaken successful people pointing out a bum as yourself, which in this case, I am just agreeing with what you stated.. Insert smiley here.

    Halen

    LOL. And for something as irrelevant as a watch. Now feeling that way for a power cable; well that is an understandable emotion. :)

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    My latest "cheap" watch.

    INVICTA-17948.jpg

    Nice man... what's the diameter size on that one? I like the crown, very different.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    edited May 2015
    halenhoang wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Now for another grail piece... A Richard Mille... I remember walking into a boutique in Beverly Hills and i felt out of place and somewhat ashamed to look like a bum off the street.

    a1klw319kwk6.jpg

    Joey Joe Joe,

    Aiyiyiyiyiyiyi..

    You felt out of place walking into a Beverly Hills commonality place. You felt like a bum, completely, utterly, helpless bum. Ashamed. Tail between the legs. Looking like someone off the streets., which by your definition, everyone else not in the top couple percent looks like a bum to you. As you aptly defined yourself.

    Do not mistaken successful people pointing out a bum as yourself, which in this case, I am just agreeing with what you stated.. Insert smiley here.

    Halen



    Hahaha.. yeah man I hear ya. BH isn't the place to be unless you're of that same BH mentality. Nice place to visit and "people watch" (no pun intended)... but a place I don't belong at.

    Ah well, it was an experience to go into that boutique. Atleast I tried to put the watch on... hahaha... they told me I could look at the watch through the watch case outfront - I couldn't even try it on.. lol! Couldn't really say much since I knew I couldn't afford it anyway and I was just there for fun so I didn't waste the salesperson's time.

    I did end up going to a different RM store later during my trip to LA and I got to try it on my wrist and it was a fantastic piece.... I can see why many like it.

    But yeah, that RM store in BHills... I got snubbed the entire time! I think it was one of those times where they "profile" you the moment you step foot in a store... I think my wife found it appalling that I went in to try a watch and was denied.

    I just found it funny rather than insulting actually.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Polkie2009 wrote: »
    I see the Sea Spider with a bit of the Russian Diver, nice watch Zltful!

    Thanks. I am surprised how much I like this one.

    Hey Z

    How many watches you got man? Seems like more than you can count on 1 hand.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    With my latest rush on Invictas and Swatches, I am nearing 30 total. I have 2 more orders I am waiting on.

    Then I am settling down for a bit. One day, I would like to have the same option in my garage as I do in my watch cases..."Which one should I wear today..." ;)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    With my latest rush on Invictas and Swatches, I am nearing 30 total. I have 2 more orders I am waiting on.

    Then I am settling down for a bit. One day, I would like to have the same option in my garage as I do in my watch cases..."Which one should I wear today..." ;)
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    With my latest rush on Invictas and Swatches, I am nearing 30 total. I have 2 more orders I am waiting on.

    Then I am settling down for a bit. One day, I would like to have the same option in my garage as I do in my watch cases..."Which one should I wear today..." ;)

    30??

    I only have 5... lol

    Haha nice! Swatch? I like swatch

    I just bought my baby one... I'll post it..

    She has a swatch Flik Flak. The start to her collection. I must say she takes after her dad ... She enjoys her watch and she's only 1 year old!f2q94qj9itzg.jpg
    hkdyp0cz6n6u.jpg


    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    edited May 2015
    I liked @jflail2 's Brietling Super Ocean and @ZLTFUL 's Timex Expedition. I have a similar Timex that has temperature (air & water) and compass. Eeeeuseful. Nice looking to me and less than a hundred bucks. Bought on Amazon. Didn't have to deal with a condescending Personal Timepiece Consultant.

    Is the Super Ocean more than $100? :)
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    Joey_V wrote: »

    30??

    I only have 5... lol

    Haha nice! Swatch? I like swatch

    I just bought my baby one... I'll post it..

    She has a swatch Flik Flak. The start to her collection. I must say she takes after her dad ... She enjoys her watch and she's only 1 year old!f2q94qj9itzg.jpg
    hkdyp0cz6n6u.jpg


    Adorable kid and good on ya for corrupting her young! ;)

    Don't let the big number fool you. Only a handful are investment pieces. the rest are simply inexpensive but good quality like Invicta, Timex, Citizen, etc.



    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,646
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I liked @jflail2 's Brietling Super Ocean and @ZLTFUL 's Timex Expedition. I have a similar Timex that has temperature (air & water) and compass. Eeeeuseful. Nice looking to me and less than a hundred bucks. Bought on Amazon. Didn't have to deal with a condescending Personal Timepiece Consultant.

    Is the Super Ocean more than $100? :)

    Breitling SO is atleast 3K.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2


    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    Speakers:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source:
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification:
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    Amplification:
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer:
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    Thanks VC! Yea, that was my first and to date only watch splurge. Back in 07ish I think it was about $2K or so. The simplicity is what appealed to me the most.

    That and if I ever die at sea, I know my watch will keep on ticking, hah.
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