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  1. markrlon

    1665 Love

    Just took this shot, and it sums up all the reasons I love this reference, and mine in particular. Domed plexi, matte dial, eggshell patina, chunky yet elegant case, rattly yet ultra-comfortable 9315 bracelet, and silver date wheel. Mine is far from the most amazing example of the 1665, but that just means I can wear it and not have to worry about it.
  2. Takes a bit if the sting off, I would say, yes! Happy birthday to you and Congratulations!
  3. Yes! The many changes (and I think variations) were throwing me in trying to date it.
  4. I have noticed the insane prices of the Tudor Black Bays that are being sold on this forum and else where. I find these prices to be absolutely fabulous for those doing the buying but I do feel that the sellers one day will be wishing that they held on to those Black Bays that they once eagerly sold. You ask why, I tell you why, the Black Bay either red or blue is an ultimate example of a fine watch design, of the perfect balance of polished chrome and brushed, of the perfect balance of vintage and current. Lets face it, it is a looker. If I had known that prices would have come down like they currently are, I would have waited before I bought my BBB. I felt it before and darn it I still feel it now, the love and compassion that I poses for my Black Bay Blue. I really cannot express the words. Yes, there are some things that still bother me about the watch, but for what it is worth I'm very happy to be the owner of a BBB. And will always feel this way. It is a bond that will never be broken, and I am very happy for that.
  5. Personally I'm never going to wear my Pelagos on anything other than the bracelet, that thing is a work of art. But I'm really digging the Camo Natos! Sent from one of my four iPads
  6. On sublv. Feeling better yet?
  7. While I have absolutely no doubts that I'll get both eventually in 12 months' time, question is which to buy first NOW. SBDX012 bnib costs about $2,430 while BB (bracelet) costs $2,530 bnib. Any recommendations will be appreciated, thanks! *Pics taken from Google*
  8. 1964 gilt(yeah-its hard to tell from this pic. gilt hands too)/enamel dial:
  9. markrlon

    New favorite combo...

    That's a nice looking chronograph. Congrats on your new IWC!
  10. I have the same size wrist, and while I love the 7-day, it just wears too chunky for my wrist, at least for my taste. Plus, as much as I love the silver dial with blue on the 7-day, I have a pet peeve against contrasting bright white date windows that interrupt the warmth of silver dials. So if I were to get the 7-day, I would go with the black dial because the dark dial might wear a tad smaller to the eye, and the date wheel matches. But on the dateless Portuguese chronograph this is not a concern, and the watch will fit better. Of course, you're giving up the manufacture movement, which is a big deal, and IWC is now releasing a new and improved version of the movement. So if you go with the chrono silver dial, I vote the one with blue hands and numbers. I think it's a bit more versatile without all the rose gold, and it looks like you've got the dress watch category covered in your current collection.
  11. markrlon

    IWC Links

    Sometimes called a 'Twist O Flex', checkout the Hadley - Roma webiste.
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