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by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenith Defy Skyline
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Zenith Defy Skyline

Jeep99dad wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:47 am
That’s not even close to a tapisserie dial
At a glance, from normal viewing distances, that blue would look very similar to the APRO dial. Zenith even chose four pointed stars (despite five points being used in their logo) to further the "textured square" impression of the dial.
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenith Defy Skyline
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Zenith Defy Skyline

I get what you are saying Jacob, but Zenith has a pretty rich history of integrated bracelet avant garde watches that predate both of the models you referenced, although the popularity and unobtainability of those no doubt inspired this. For sure. Zenith is a great brand with tons of heritage. But ...
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenith Defy Skyline
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Zenith Defy Skyline

Seems like a knock off APRO, but with nice Rolex Oysterquartz getting super expensive this is a welcome addition to the market. And look at that perfectly placed/executed date. It looks great.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Hamilton’s Jazzmaster Open Heart 40mm
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Hamilton’s Jazzmaster Open Heart 40mm

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Small movement in big case isn't a great basis for this design.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Porsche Design Chronograph 1 1972 LE
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Porsche Design Chronograph 1 1972 LE

93 Turbo wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:32 am
Now I'm a Porsche 911 owner wanker, I'm looking for a chrono, haven't owned a chrono for a very long time, and this sadly is not the one. leaning towards a Tudor Heritage Chrono blue...
You own a Porsche. Just get the Daytona.
by JP Chestnut
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 1239
Views: 158369

Re: New Seiko Thread

The design of the GS chronograph is so damn ugly. They look like a Picasso picture of a real watch. The white/blue ceramic GMT is cool, but it was a weird choice to skip the border on the date window -- looks very unfinished on a GS.
by JP Chestnut
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching
Replies: 19
Views: 4340

Re: Interesting thread on TRF - Rolex IS watching

Somebody likes bumping Rolex threads.
by JP Chestnut
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenth’s Defy Revival A3642
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: Zenth’s Defy Revival A3642

The more I look at it, the less I like it. Ignoring the size, the ratio of case to dial is all wrong. Given the small size, the dial is probably the size of a dime.
by JP Chestnut
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenth’s Defy Revival A3642
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: Zenth’s Defy Revival A3642

I like small watches, but this is weirdly small in a not nice way. Such an easy target for the BODs, but I’ll take the high road this time https://media2.giphy.com/media/DBbPjLMsQPruMkDcrd/giphy.gif Most of the BOD like big... watches. Sometimes more than one... watch... at a time. :gayumbrella:
by JP Chestnut
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenth’s Defy Revival A3642
Replies: 19
Views: 440

Re: Zenth’s Defy Revival A3642

I like small watches, but this is weirdly small in a not nice way.
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Introduction.
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Introduction.

You chose a very good user name.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW Saturday 15 JAN 22
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: WRUW Saturday 15 JAN 22

smellody wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:05 am
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I like this.
by JP Chestnut
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 1239
Views: 158369

Re: New Seiko Thread

That looks nice Tom, and I'm sure it's incredibly well finished. Even so, so many of these GS releases are such a minor tweak on a common theme. They probably have 200 references over the last couple years that are effectively identical to the above.
by JP Chestnut
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: TAG Heuer's Autavia 60th Anniversary Collection
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: TAG Heuer's Autavia 60th Anniversary Collection

I was ready to like these, because TAG has had some good LE models recently. I hate all of them for one reason or another. The GMT looks like a really nice micro brand and the TAG branding was a shitter.
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW = Monday 10th Jan '22 =
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: WRUW = Monday 10th Jan '22 =

hoppyjr wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:27 am
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That watch is perfect for you. If you were sane, you'd never sell it.
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW = Monday 10th Jan '22 =
Replies: 36
Views: 859

Re: WRUW = Monday 10th Jan '22 =

rockmastermike wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:32 am
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Wonderful picture Mike. What reference is that?
by JP Chestnut
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Omega Forum
Topic: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold

Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Even the SS 321 speedy is priced at $14,000. Rolex isn't the paragon of reasonable prices, but their white gold Daytona has an MSRP of $45,000, and it has an outstanding modern movement. I’d pick the daytona if I were spending my own money, but I think this Speedmaster...
by JP Chestnut
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Omega Forum
Topic: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold

I hadn’t seen that before and I love the looks. However, the movement decoration is pretty poor for a watch that costs CHF 75,000. They would have done better not showing it.
by JP Chestnut
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2022 Wristwatch Resolutions
Replies: 28
Views: 835

Re: 2022 Wristwatch Resolutions

The one thing that I may add is a DJ, but here in HK the Rolex scarcity is to a whole new level (ladies DJ with pearl dial and diamond indexes are the only things available, yet they keep opening new shops :shrug: ) so there’s no risk unless someone posts one here - which also seems unlikely as I d...
by JP Chestnut
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: G-Shock Forum
Topic: Frogman Watch Band
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: Frogman Watch Band

Woah. Three AI spammers talking to themselves.
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Old School BMX
Replies: 28
Views: 717

Re: Old School BMX

RAD was such a good movie. Anyone who's into old school flatland should see what new school riders are doing:



The brakeless riding that people do now is just insane.
by JP Chestnut
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I have to laugh when you guys fawn over Rolex... by doing things 'in-house' they've obviously cut their costs to a minimum, This is ridiculous. Sure, they cut out double marginalization but you can't seriously think that it's more cost effective to operate a foundry than it is to outsource that fun...
by JP Chestnut
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I have to laugh when you guys fawn over Rolex... by doing things 'in-house' they've obviously cut their costs to a minimum, This is ridiculous. Sure, they cut out double marginalization but you can't seriously think that it's more cost effective to operate a foundry than it is to outsource that fun...
by JP Chestnut
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I 100% agree with Jacob. You really have to do the inflation math before comparing prices, and then look at how they are made. I personally prefer 100x the styling of most five digits VS today’s Rolex offerings, but in terms of build quality my wife’s 114200 is way better compared to my 14060m, 165...
by JP Chestnut
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

None of these modern Rolex watches seem to have actual, intrinsic value anywhere near MSRP. You can say that about all modern luxury watches, but it’s a hard pill to swallow when you consider what the MSRPs were just a few years ago. The fact that a Sub is now $10K just boggles my mind. Of course i...