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The one sold with the titanium bracelet has just the bezel in black. I wonder how such a bracelet would look like on the all-black case (including the lugs), normally sold with a black plastic strap.
Ahhhh, I understand now, the case from the 1st link with the bracelet of the 2nd link. Usually the ones on the shops are sold with the bracelet, but you can buy a second one along. I had to since the faux crocodile bracelets are just To get an idea of the looks maybe it's enough to look at both watches in your wrist at the same time.
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I used to quite fancy getting myself a Tissot. And then one evening, walking along the inlet river beside Lake Geneva, I was admiring the reflection of the lights in the water from the neon building signs. It was a calm evening, so I was getting the mirror image of each sign perfectly. Suddenly TISSOT didn't seem so attractive....




I have a renewed appreciation for my run-of-the-mill Tissot.

I'd taken the watch off, put it in my pocket. And forgot to check my pocket when loading the washing machine.

60 degree long program wash. And my inexpensive Tissot is still running perfectly.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

I love watches. Here are the Swiss watches that I own and wear them regularly

1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm
2. Tudor GMT Pepsi
3. Swatch Sistem51
4. Tissot PRS200
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I love watches. Here are the Swiss watches that I own and wear them regularly

1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm
2. Tudor GMT Pepsi
A gentleman of good taste. What colour is the oyster?
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Old 11.09.2020, 14:07
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

I'd love a Pepsi, Hulk, or a Daytona Rolex but getting one from an AD just seems to be a total joke at the moment. My understanding is that they have waiting lists but the only people who get phone calls are the ones that buy the non-SS models for a lot more and build up some sort of long term relationship with the AD. Spend 100k on watches so you can buy the one you actually want for 10k.

Of course this is all an artificial supply and demand created by Rolex for their SS models.
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Ahhhh, I understand now, the case from the 1st link with the bracelet of the 2nd link. Usually the ones on the shops are sold with the bracelet, but you can buy a second one along. I had to since the faux crocodile bracelets are just To get an idea of the looks maybe it's enough to look at both watches in your wrist at the same time.
I saw it in person. The watch is huuge and very thick. The bracelet makes it even heavier and its links are big and unsophisticated. I find the black one looks less conspicuously coarse and bling.

The Android app is not yet available in PlayStore (due at the end of this month), but can be found for example here: https://apk.center/down_com.tissotwa...tch.solar.html
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

I rarely actually wear a watch (I do have a few, but not the most expensive ones) but every time we go back home and have to buy a birthday gift.....this is our choice. Usually Tissot, whatever has a reasonable price. I know, we lack imagination and have totally entertained the Swiss stereotypes. Swiss watches and chocolate.
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Old 12.09.2020, 09:46
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I love watches. Here are the Swiss watches that I own and wear them regularly

1. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm
2. Tudor GMT Pepsi
3. Swatch Sistem51
4. Tissot PRS200

Such a pity that Rolex have discontinued the 39mm. it was a real sweetspot. Have you had any issues with the Tudor? A friend has had his in twice due to a 'jumping' date, apparently a common issue.


I run a Rolex ceramic Sub and a Omega Speedmaster, which I have put on a light beige calf strap, which looks ace.


Funny story about the Sub: at the time there was a 12 month waiting list (Really! 18 months for a Daytona). I didn't really have the means at the time, but would use the time to save like crazy. One month later 'Your watch is ready' Eeeek!
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Such a pity that Rolex have discontinued the 39mm.
WTF, I couldn't believe what you wrote until I Googled it! https://thetruthaboutwatches.com/202...-perpetual-39/

I have the 39mm in white and in my view it is a beautifully understated watch (especially for a Rolex) and the perfect size for all occasions... 36mm is too small for casual wear and 41-42mm is too big for more formal wear. Moving to a 41mm is to me a step back in practicality and versatility for a watch like this and I guess the value of mine will rise a fair bit in years to come. It's imo a timeless classic.

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Have you had any issues with the Tudor? A friend has had his in twice due to a 'jumping' date, apparently a common issue.
I have a Tudor Pelagos Blue since 2015 and haven't had a problem with it, such a beautiful watch that always makes me think of oceans, blue sky and snow-capped peaks when I wear it. The titanium strap is insanely light and the matte brushed finish is such a perfect complement to the dial. It's my rugged Summer sports watch and pretty much bomb-proof so far.

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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

My current favourite:

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag-heu...a-1-gmt-watch/

although mine is black/dark blue (canīt find a picture of that)
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WTF, I couldn't believe what you wrote until I Googled it! https://thetruthaboutwatches.com/202...-perpetual-39/

I have the 39mm in white and in my view it is a beautifully understated watch (especially for a Rolex) and the perfect size for all occasions

I've always been a bit scared of white dials, but must say that is a handsome watch!


I think for cool factor, however, nothing beats my wife's 1939 Rolex 'Bubbleback'!
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Such a pity that Rolex have discontinued the 39mm. it was a real sweetspot. Have you had any issues with the Tudor? A friend has had his in twice due to a 'jumping' date, apparently a common issue.


I run a Rolex ceramic Sub and a Omega Speedmaster, which I have put on a light beige calf strap, which looks ace.


Funny story about the Sub: at the time there was a 12 month waiting list (Really! 18 months for a Daytona). I didn't really have the means at the time, but would use the time to save like crazy. One month later 'Your watch is ready' Eeeek!
18 months for a Daytona? Where and when was this
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18 months for a Daytona? Where and when was this
That was in the UK. Must have been around 2008. It wasn't that long ago that only the Sub and Daytona had a waitlist and you practically couldn't give away a used GMT or Explorer
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That was in the UK. Must have been around 2008. It wasn't that long ago that only the Sub and Daytona had a waitlist and you practically couldn't give away a used GMT or Explorer
I've been on a wait list for 3.5 years now for a Daytona hah. I have no hope though
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I've been on a wait list for 3.5 years now for a Daytona hah. I have no hope though
The trick is to just forget about it and if something else comes up, get that, knowing that if your boat does come in, you can flip it easily. Now that I have a Rolex, I would never pay over retail. (Except perhaps vintage!)
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

Just to be contrary and ignore the question, I often wear this.. but am still waiting for a Swiss watch snob to have a, misguided, pot shot

https://timeandtidewatches.com/wp-co...-SBGN007-3.jpg

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Just to be contrary and ignore the question, I often wear this.. but am still waiting for a Swiss watch snob to have a, misguided, pot shot

[IMG]htps://timeandtidewatches.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Grand-Seiko-9F-GMT-SBGN007-3.jpg[/IMG]
You're still waiting for a misguided swiss watch snob to have a pot shot? I think you just made a post specifically to provoke a pot shot.

Anyway it's a very nice watch... Grand Seiko are highly regarded for quality ad craftsmanship and have been in the watchmaking game longer than some Swiss brands.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

This is a very nice watch...it looks like Dali might have designed it. I think I might actually wear it. I so want it.

https://www.galaxus.ch/en/s16/produc...3#gallery-open

My grandfather had an Atlantic watch. They still have old fashioned models.
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