Anyone into watches/timepieces?

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    Indeed that is some patina
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • verbverb Posts: 8,174
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
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    I’ve gotten to where I do t wear watches much anymore but my dad got this for Christmas knowing I’ve always wanted one:-)

    When the Mrs and I were first dating (many years ago) she decided to get a set of his/hers (all gold tone) for our 1st "anniversary". Still got it, love it! Memories!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Well thinking of getting something like this one. Is a good excuse as my birthday is comming.

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    Cheers

    Great looking watch.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    The Omega is FINALLY on its way back to me

    Get it Friday.
    Should look brand new

    All of this was done:

    The movement rate is out of tolerance.
    - The bezel shows signs of scratches and/or dents.
    - The crystal is marked and/or scratched.
    - The movement has low amplitude.
    - The dial and/or hands are faded or discolored.
    - One or more pins and/or tubes in the bracelet are loose and will be replaced.
    - The crown is worn.
    - Presence of dirt/fibers on the dial.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    So I got the watch back today, everything looks fantastic. They replaced a ton of parts including a bunch of internal gears, all of the gaskets, a bunch of pens on the bracelet, the hands the crown the helium valve ETC
    I’m slightly surprised they didn’t replace the bezel which has a slight scratch in it but I would imagine that’s not really covered.
    The bracelet looks absolutely fantastic, looks like the day I bought it. In the interior of the watch looks flawless. I can only assume it runs perfectly also as that’s the whole idea behind the service.
    Anyway glad to be back up and running with this beauty and here are the pictures, including bags of all the parts that they sent back to me.

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    You’re right the bezel does have a scratch. Wonder why they didn’t replace

    Is that red box from the service?

    Rolex comes in a plastic box back.

    Stupid cheap Rolex USA
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    they said it was not a replaceable item, like the bracelet or case, but I didn't get emailed to ask if i wanted to pay to have it either. oh well, it doesn't bother me, the rest of the watch is immaculate.
    Yes the red case was what they shipped it back in - new to me.

    this wasn't cheap though - $625 with shipping etc
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    edited February 28
    That’s alright

    Rolex is like double that.

    Patek is like 5x that.

    Atleast you got a nice travel case out of it
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    Now that reminds me, I may have to start planning on sending mine in.

    I have 4.

    Crap
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    LOL, one day a Patek maybe
    I have a Ulysse Nardin 1846 Chrono thats beautiful but its only 38mm and looks tiny on my wrist, also have a Fortis Spacematic but it needs a service and they want $1k for that, only paid 2 for the watch

    4 rolly's huh, big baller
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,307
    edited February 28
    Wearing my very modest (ie cheap) Seiko baby tuna! Cheapish Japanese automatic watch at its finest. This watch just does it for me, I have watches that cost over 10 times this but I find this baby on my wrist more and more. Just such a fantastic looking watch imo

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    Good looking watch Zach
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    joecoulson wrote: »
    LOL, one day a Patek maybe
    I have a Ulysse Nardin 1846 Chrono thats beautiful but its only 38mm and looks tiny on my wrist, also have a Fortis Spacematic but it needs a service and they want $1k for that, only paid 2 for the watch

    4 rolly's huh, big baller

    Yeah right big baller

    I was in Beverly Hills once.

    The guy wouldn’t even let me try on the Richard Mille.

    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    Could not put it on, guy watched me like a hawk

    Even my wife was perturbed.

    He definitely scoped me out and figured I wasn’t a buyer.

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    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    Here are my 4

    Haven’t bought a Rolex since 2011... I have been eyeballing the Smurf or the white gold Pepsi but at this time, I do not feel like I have done enough to warrant or deserve a gold Rolex.

    So I will wait.


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    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    That Daytona is bad a55

    I was in Vegas and almost tried one of these on until I saw the cheapest was $30k

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    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    Richard Mille

    The one time I felt like I was kicked out of a store.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    That's messed up, in my business (construction) I learned early on not to judge any book by a cover.
    Long time ago, a land developer pulled up next to our builder when we were standing chatting to him. The developer was writing a check to buy some land to have the builder give to the owner. This guy (developer) rolled up in a beat up old pickup, Labrador sticking its head out of the passenger window, wearing overalls and looking rough.
    But he stroked a check for $5 million in front of us to purchase a huge piece of land for the next project.This was in the mid 90's
    Never judge a book by the cover.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    Good policy. Too bad about your experience, Joey.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,671
    edited March 1
    Early in my adult life I thought I would be more into watches but that never really happened. These are the only halfway decent watches I've had since about age 21-23....so, that's about 30 years!

    Current
    ESQ by Movado E5255 Chronograph Stainless Steel
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    Current
    Invicta Reserve Collection Sea Vulture 0474
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    Current
    Seiko Chronograph World Timer Two-Tone Stainless Steel 5T52-6B39
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    Gone
    Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Stainless Steel w/ Rose Dial
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    Gone
    Seiko Chronograph World Timer Gold Tone Stainless 5T52-6A39
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    Fantasy
    My dream $30K+ watch is the gaudy 18K rose gold CORUM Admiral's Cup Challenge 44 Regatta. If I ever win the Big Game!
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,083
    ^^^

    Buy me a gold Rolex if you win the Big Game W!
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    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)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,255
    Other than as a piece of jewelry when you get dressed up, I really don’t understand any interest in a watch. But, then to each their own. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    Time is way to precious to let it go by with a cheap watch
    (or in @BlueFox ‘s case - none)
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • cmy330gocmy330go Posts: 2,338
    Joey_V wrote: »

    Yeah right big baller

    I was in Beverly Hills once.

    The guy wouldn’t even let me try on the Richard Mille.

    Try Chatel in Carmel, CA. Walked in there with a buddy of mine one day about 2 years ago, not only was he not close to being in the market, he also didn't even remotely look like he was, and they didn't even hesitate to pull one out of the case for him. Needless to say he was a little shocked to realize the model he admired was worth almost as much as his house.

    But to be honest... In my opinion, they did you a favor. That brand is nothing but tacky, & gaudy, pieces of plastic, with little-to-no history or substance. But like I said...just my opinion.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,702
    Yes. Now a Ulysse Nardin grand complication for $150k that’s worth every penny.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,671
    edited March 2
    Joey_V wrote: »
    ^^^
    Buy me a gold Rolex if you win the Big Game W!
    Joey, since you asked before the fact, I've got you covered on the Gold Rolex. I'll swing through TX and I'll get me one as well. ;)

    Now, back to reality...can you lend me about $5G's so I can buy lotto tickets and finish up some home projects before my Son's big open house on June 1st? :D

    Man Oh man, how I wish I could hire this work done and have the kitchen remodeled. So little time and little money. If I had a gold Rolex right now I'd sell it like I did with the stainless one I had and get this remodel done. My wife used to be in jewelry sales and sold her stainless (and thousands in gold) years back during some tough times. I would love to be able to replace it someday.

    Family priorities!

    Back to it... I dropped in a new toilet in the master bath last night, now on to painting the guest room, trim, crown, and wainscoting the dining room. A man's work is never done!



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  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 2,179
    WLDock wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    ^^^
    I dropped in a new toilet”



    TMI
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,671
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    TMI
    Nope!, other can talk about their bathroom / house remodel, I can talk about mine. Sorry! :smile: This is the first time in life that I learned about Toto, Gerber, etc. brands. I went with an American Standard Cadet 3 because I have a 10" rough in and I found a deal on a new one at a discount house. I'd really TMI and blow this thread up if I dropped a pic... LOL!

    Its my reality right now. I'm serious when I say, if I had some valuable watches, etc. I would sell them to fund getting this whole house finished. I just don't wear watches that much these days. Its been three years and I still have few rooms to finish. I saved a ton doing most myself but it still was not cheap.

    Ok, no more house remodel talk on the watch thread. As far as watches, it would be nice to have a nice Omega watch at some point. Until then, I would like another Invicta. I think the Akula Diver designer are cool. A BIG man watch.

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    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 2,179
    WLDock wrote: »
    TMI
    Nope!, other can talk about their bathroom / house remodel, I can talk about mine. Sorry! :smile: This is the first time in life that I learned about Toto, Gerber, etc. brands. I went with an American Standard Cadet 3 because I have a 10" rough in and I found a deal on a new one at a discount house. I'd really TMI and blow this thread up if I dropped a pic... LOL!

    Its my reality right now. I'm serious when I say, if I had some valuable watches, etc. I would sell them to fund getting this whole house finished. I just don't wear watches that much these days. Its been three years and I still have few rooms to finish. I saved a ton doing most myself but it still was not cheap.

    Ok, no more house remodel talk on the watch thread. As far as watches, it would be nice to have a nice Omega watch at some point. Until then, I would like another Invicta. I think the Akula Diver designer are cool. A BIG man watch.

    6a00d8341c6d1b53ef0147e195a9f3970b-800wi




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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,399
    My automatic watches have to go out for service...

    I’ve been putting it off, but I’m losing time consistently.

    I might actually get an Apple Watch as a daily wear. The Omega I want is about $6-7k and I really can’t get over that much for a watch.

    I could get a REALLY nice bike for that much $$!

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    Loaded in carbon fiber and electronic shifting goodness...

    And still have money left over for accessories!



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