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Originally posted by wine+art:
My favorite watch pimp is pushing a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller on me.

Anyone ever own this watch?

Unless you like having a mini hockey puck attached to your wrist, my advice would be to pass on the DSSD. It wears very "large" due to the engineering needed to be waterproof to 12,800 feet.

If you're really considering getting a Rolex sports model, invest in a vintage version instead. You won't have to worry about the impact of bumps or scratches, you'd be hard pressed to ever randomly run into someone wearing the same watch as you, and they hold their value extremely well (as in, they continue to rise in value other than during the Great Recession).
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
My favorite watch pimp is pushing a Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller on me.

Anyone ever own this watch?

Unless you like having a mini hockey puck attached to your wrist, my advice would be to pass on the DSSD. It wears very "large" due to the engineering needed to be waterproof to 12,800 feet.

If you're really considering getting a Rolex sports model, invest in a vintage version instead. You won't have to worry about the impact of bumps or scratches, you'd be hard pressed to ever randomly run into someone wearing the same watch as you, and they hold their value extremely well (as in, they continue to rise in value other than during the Great Recession).


Thanks for your reply.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Danyull:
Thoughts on skeletonized watches?


Personally not my style. Too busy and hard to read. I do enjoy observing the mechanics of the movement from the backside.

Not sure that sounds right... Big Grin


I concludes the same thing. I thought a tourbillon watch might be a nice compromise but then I saw the price tags on the one I was interested in and decides I'd rather own a vacation home.
Just ordered a Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster for myself and man I haven't been this excited in a while.

Solar powered, time synced to the nearest Atomic Clock (my favorite feature), built in altimeter,barometric pressure, compass and temperature, plus all the usual chronograph functions. The watch also tracks the tides and phases of the moon and of course it's a G-shock so I can be as rough as I want with it and not have to really worry about it holding up to the abuse. Now that is what I call a smart watch.

I'll be in the Caribbean next week for the holidays and plan to put those tide and barometric pressure sensors to the test while searching for pirates.

Pic of the version I went with:

http://www.gshock.com/watches/master-of-g/gwn1000e-8a
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Originally posted by Vinaigre:
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Originally posted by Vinaigre:
I still haven't given up on my wanting a Panerai.... One day !!


Cool picked it up Friday !

Any ideas where to get a canvas strap ?


Congratulations! Which PAM?

The two that seem to get a lot of support on watch forums are, Holben’s for canvas and Brandy Straps for sailcloth.

I have bought numerous leather straps from both DONS in Canada and Toshi in the U.K. for both of my Panerai watches. I also have a strap made from Metta Catherina leather thanks to Rob.
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Originally posted by wine+art:

Congratulations! Which PAM?

The two that seem to get a lot of support on watch forums are, Holben’s for canvas and Brandy Straps for sailcloth.

I have bought numerous leather straps from both DONS in Canada and Toshi in the U.K. for both of my Panerai watches. I also have a strap made from Metta Catherina leather thanks to Rob.


Got the PAM00577 Radiomir 1940
Love the strap it came with, just want a second one to wear in summer or water activities.

Thoughts about the ABP site mentioned in this thread ?

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