The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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i just can't get over the crown guards. and the 47mm. and when you combine the two.
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gwells wrote:i just can't get over the crown guards. and the 47mm. and when you combine the two.
Don't forget the thickness, it enormous.
Of course, its all relative.

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I conclude that the best Panerai for someone wanting a regular sized watch is the PAM 512 that gaf1958 bought.
I've even tried this one on myself.
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As compared to a 44mm PAM 005.
Can't imagine the 47mm on me. But I like the painted dial more than the sandwich and I like the logo as its also my initials and dislike the screwdown crown on the 512.

This is a 44mm - isn't this too big already?
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A quick visit to local AD; just for a test drive. I am really warming to Blackbays :?

Forgot to mention that there were three BBs on a shelf (2 x red, 1 blue). Bezel was slightly off-centered on all of them. Not much, but still off. :?

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Korkki wrote:A quick visit to local AD; just for a test drive. I am really warming to Blackbays :?

Forgot to mention that there were three BBs on a shelf (2 x red, 1 blue). Bezel was slightly off-centered on all of them. Not much, but still off. :?

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I was at the right store for this yesterday and thought about giving them a try because of the blacker bay, it's design gels so much better than previous bays (the crown tube ring is a bit more discreet so less jarring than previously but can I get over my other 'bay' design issues? If I did the smp would be on the block but I have a feeling I would baby the BBBK more and thus wear it less. I will wait till the black comes out to try the bay on again.
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Some Beautiful photo's of the new Black Bay Black in this review from Bulang & Sons. If this doesn't want to make you buy one nothing will. https://bulangandsons.com/tudor-heritag ... ck-79220n/

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Some nice comparison shots with some Classic Vintage Subs. The Black Bay Black really does hold it's own against them.

I also have a craving for one of these at the moment. I saw one at the dealer where I got my BBR and it looks great in the on the strap not so much on the bracelet.

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After watching a comparison video between the BBR and SMPC I have gone off the (very fleeting) idea of getting a Black bay.
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Quite fancy something different from a long standing, but small volume manufacturer.

This for a smart, business suitable look

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or perhaps this for an outdoor tool look

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An interesting technical feature is that, whilst they are substantial in size at 44mm, both have flexible lugs so the watch wraps around the wrist nicely.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Quite fancy something different from a long standing, but small volume manufacturer.

This for a smart, business suitable look

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or perhaps this for an outdoor tool look

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An interesting technical feature is that, whilst they are substantial in size at 44mm, both have flexible lugs so the watch wraps around the wrist nicely.

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PS > also reckoned I needed to break up the discussion about Tudors :wink:




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Aside from an exciting incoming or currently owned watches (which I still daydream about or I'd get rid!), I've been thinking about this one lately:

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They're pretty rare so hard to say if it's on my horizon, but I'd quite like it to be!


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Mr TPG wrote:Aside from an exciting incoming or currently owned watches (which I still daydream about or I'd get rid!), I've been thinking about this one lately:

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They're pretty rare so hard to say if it's on my horizon, but I'd quite like it to be!


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Seem to recall recently seeing one being offered by Watch Obsession.

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Don Kylne: An affordable "engraved" cushion case, miyota automatic movement, 40.5mm x 13mm, $299...

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I think I'll get one... after all, I haven't bought a watch in over 6 months!
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No pictures but dreaming about both a blue snow flake hand vintage sub (found on watcher on) and a white faced Bell and Ross by Sinn Demineur that's currently listed on eBay.
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Kip wrote:A love letter to DeBethune.
I loved that, Kip. The pics would certainly add to the thread.
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Mr TPG wrote:Aside from an exciting incoming or currently owned watches (which I still daydream about or I'd get rid!), I've been thinking about this one lately:

They're pretty rare so hard to say if it's on my horizon, but I'd quite like it to be!

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Seem to recall recently seeing one being offered by Watch Obsession.

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Actually a 1990s Chrono version 'pre-owned' for £1,600

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