Bathy Mokarran - Okay, horrible pics, best I can do!!

Jul 21, 2020,11:16 AM

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First of all... NICE PHOTOS!

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2020-11:24
Awesome! Cool! And nice picture of the shark!

Thank you Sire Patrick, hopefully pics were better than boutique.

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:33

I'm sure you can do a lot of things better than the boutique can!

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2020-14:07
Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if you knew more about the technical details about the watch than an average watch boutique employee. Most of them are not technically inclined.

The job isn't easy, but the job description doesn't necessarily have extremely high traditional requirements...

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2020-15:28
The job really requires the ability to forge connections with other human beings and to engage them in a way to sell products; I don't think a bachelors degree is required. Probably the only technical requirements for a sales employee are the ability to u... 

These are interesting points you make..

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-15:42
Due to the nature and lack of requirement of certain sophisticated skills, and I would imagine not the best pay. Yes, I am not sure that you can expect much from these SA. But as you stated, there can be a big benefit from being an SA, like the clients yo... 

Funny story - As it turns out pay doesn't always.... pay....

 By: Fastwong : July 21st, 2020-16:49
In my unfortunate time in retail strategy we ran a test to see if we could up our associate quality of service and retention by simply paying more. Seems obvious right? We went upwards of $50 / hour to attract what were on paper more highly educated and h... 

This is great analysis..

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-16:54
And wow, 50/hr to be a SA? I would do that part time selling watches. But I get you, more than pay, like appreciation, investment into the SA, among other like factors.

I guess Per Sire Andy (fastwong)

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-18:20
His associates did a test with that high of an hourly rate.

$50 /hr salary, no commission...

 By: Fastwong : July 21st, 2020-19:25
Totally, super high. We just did it as a test. We used to run a lot of test for brands as part of our innovation and store operations practice. Luxury brands are almost all commission based and the associates hop between them based on which brands have th... 

Definitely very high. [nt]

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2020-20:32

+1 [nt]

 By: Cookies : July 22nd, 2020-07:14

Any pics of the backside?

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2020-11:30
Watch looks good!

I need to look at the backside, how do I take off a NATO??

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:35
I think the green is good too. My wife said thank god it doesn’t look expensive or else someone would try to rob you, WTF, 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

Figured it out, wouldn’t have minded a hand

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-12:16
Engraved shark, oh well.. ...  

Looks good!

 By: patrick_y : July 21st, 2020-13:01
Beautiful movement finishing, especially for a true sports watch! AP's Royal Oak is not a true sports watch as the watch's puny 60m water resistance can't even do snorkeling without some risk.

So true, re AP!! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-13:30

Congrats on the new watch! Love the movement side shots

 By: Fastwong : July 21st, 2020-17:43
No date 1315, the ultimate luxury sports watch movement!

Thank you Sire Andy!!!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-18:15
Def an APEX diver, πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰


 By: keks : July 26th, 2020-07:50
A most compelling piece! Very fast acquisition as well! Enjoy!

O man yes

 By: Jurry : July 21st, 2020-11:36
Green dial, dark titanium case: I love it love it. Million congrats Jurry

Thank you, glad you like it Sire!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:41
Hoping you will see or have seen, your wife/family soon.

Thanks for asking. That’s so kind of you

 By: Jurry : July 21st, 2020-12:00
And the good news is: coming Sunday I’m flying to Amsterdam and will see my wife again for the first time since march 8.

That’s so great!!!!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-12:03
Happy for you, this pandemic has forced many of us into seclusion!!! But I am glad about this.


 By: Jurry : July 22nd, 2020-04:28
And you know my collection haha so any suggestions are welcome. The 1921 will come that’s for sure. I was thinking to bring the OS as well but I’m afraid my son will then definitely steal it. The big gun the Traditionelle Perp Calendar Chrono is bit too r... 

Absolutely not

 By: Jurry : July 22nd, 2020-05:26
I think you may have misinterpreted my words or I have written them wrongly. I’m finally flying home to see my wife again after 4,5 months. And we were discussing which watches I should bring with. And I will definitely bring the 1921 with me (after all w... 

πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Ahh

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:24
Can’t mess with this Counselor and words.

Lawyers bankers politicians

 By: Jurry : July 22nd, 2020-06:41
They never lie They just have their own version of the truth Haha. Yep will definitely let you know after all your the main reason for me to hop to Paris

Hahahah [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:45

Yes, I would stick

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:25
With the 1921 and OS. Leave everything else in the safe, that way you are covered for the Board room and the Bar. Leave the big gun at home, I personally, would only pull that out for a special occasion. But that is just me.

Appreciate our agreement

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:44
Here Sire. Please take some pics if you can, would like to live through you vicariously!

Appreciate that!!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:43
It’s a street, sorry, bad pic taking.

Thank you Dear Professor,

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:43
I need something to keep me company while proofreading you proofs. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Thank you Top Sire!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:46
I do love the pure no date!!!

Yes! Me too [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-13:31

Awesome!! [nt]

 By: agyzace : July 21st, 2020-11:56

Danke! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-11:58

☺️ [nt]

 By: agyzace : July 21st, 2020-12:37

Definitely! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 21st, 2020-12:05

Ha! Fancy seeing you in this comment,

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-12:06

Yes. He is.. [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-12:17

Almost. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 21st, 2020-12:20

:-) [nt]

 By: Bobbe : July 21st, 2020-12:27

No roadtrip this summer? [nt]

 By: Bobbe : July 21st, 2020-23:56
No message body

Hopefully you can still

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:21
Get great food.

Yep, at least... [nt]

 By: amanico : July 22nd, 2020-06:22

That’s what I love about Paris

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:29
Sire, the rich food, miss it myself. Oh, and the luxury shops. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Yes, after being in my house since Feb...

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:43
I totally understand!!!!!

:))) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 21st, 2020-12:19


 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-12:18
Small Baller here, I’ll let you know when I get a free Motel 6 stay, πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Thank you much,

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-12:18
I am glad I like it too!

Thank you Sire, I could ask for more money

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-13:30
To buy more watches... 🀣🀣🀣

Thank you Good Sire!!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-13:38
I am enjoying as of now, you need to get on too, so we are brothers heheh

I know I know, it’s not the best time to come over right now,

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-14:01
Maybe you can just bring a β€œbody condom”? Would the be okay?πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I’ll let Rihana know

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-15:51
What you said 🀣🀣🀣


 By: Ted-Lo : July 23rd, 2020-12:36
Give her one of these for me, πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†. You know? Bang Bros style!!!!

Woohoo! [nt]

 By: batholith : July 21st, 2020-13:43

That's beautiful!

 By: batholith : July 21st, 2020-13:44
Congratulations! Truly a beautiful watch.

A keeper

 By: Uncle Chico : July 21st, 2020-13:47
I think this may be the best looking diver currently available.


 By: Uncle Chico : July 21st, 2020-13:47
I think this may be the best looking diver currently available.

I really like it, not the most flashy, but still

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-13:57
Luxurious, in its own understated, way.

Thank you Dear Ed, that you find it special, makes

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-15:25
It that much more special..

Appreciate you boosting ego Dear Ed

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-18:35
Maybe you should have been a motivation coach. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ I really miss seeing your ENVY pieces!!! Hope you post something salivating soon...

Roger that Dear Doctor,

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-15:28
I need to remember that about ceramic, thankfully, I don’t plan on doing anything hardcore wirh it on. So my main issue would be the accidental drops you speak of.

Yes, πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-15:35

Well Done You!

 By: farkbinder01212 : July 21st, 2020-15:01
Looks like a terrific acquisition. You easily captured that amazing dial. Wear in the best of health.

Thank you much, πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-15:36
The dial does seem to be special, trying to keep my health here, πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Thanks for the daylight photos, good to see what it looks like under the sun.

 By: Jay (Eire) : July 21st, 2020-16:18
It does seem like a nice combination, case and dial/bezel. And the lack of a date is a big win in my opinion. Look forward to seeing some wrist shots in the coming weeks and months.

I will do my best to post more shots of it..

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-16:19
What green high end sneakers do you suggest?

You sure are making up for the quality with the quantity. ;-) Just kidding! Congrats on the acquisition!

 By: countzero : July 21st, 2020-18:00
Nice to see lots of photos posted. The green dial looks superb. And the movement is not bad either!

Haha, no worries, I need to work

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-18:17
On my photographing, Dear Nico suggests I get a Leica, I’ll have to save a little money first. I really adore the green dial, def better in person, sunburst is awesome.

Looks better in your pics

 By: Cookies : July 21st, 2020-18:09
The green is a mysterious colour. Very handsome piece!

The green dial is great Sire, I think

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-18:18
It’s a handsome piece too, I see you changed your avatar, any reason?

No particular reason

 By: Cookies : July 21st, 2020-18:42
The old avatar has been collecting dust, so I changed it. Kinda makes sense, cuz it is a parody of the amount of screentime we are stuck with in this era.

Uggh β€œscreen time,” don’t remind me!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 21st, 2020-18:44
I hate that we are glued to these things.

Congrats on this very nice Blancpain!

 By: George Gently : July 21st, 2020-21:58
Thanks for the β€œfew” πŸ˜‰ pictures. Enjoy it in health! George

major congrats Ted , great catch and wonderful piece

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : July 22nd, 2020-00:37
enjoy it in the best of health

Thank you Mo! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-02:59

Thank you, green is great!!!! I might put on the

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:22
Sailcloth, What you think? Or some other type or strap?


 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-07:26
Cordovan textile? Sounds interesting, I will have to research that.

Yes, I bought one of their green straps on rubber!!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 26th, 2020-04:16
And I love they have quick release!!


 By: Rcgoddu : July 22nd, 2020-06:05
That green dial is explosive!

Thank you Dearly, Sire, yes

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:28
Dial has to be the best part, and the no date coming in at 2nd (looking at you! Dear Counselor Nico!!!).

Thank you Sire, πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰, arguably, we may

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-06:43
Be headed to a β€œgreen parade”?πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Good points, and yes!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-07:23
Forgot that Gucci and green, are, for better or worse, synonymous.

Congrats - that green dial is superb.

 By: andyhud : July 22nd, 2020-07:45
Looks way better than the press photos. Will be an excellent mate to your blue dial VC. Enjoy.

Thank you Good Sire Andy.

 By: Ted-Lo : July 22nd, 2020-08:22
Yes!! I think, as is the case, with many understated pieces, you must see them in person to appreciate the small intricate details. In this case, how the black brushed finish interplays with the sunburst green dial. Magnifico. It is truly something specia... 

i think this watch is gorgeous

 By: stabilizer : July 27th, 2020-11:52
removal of the date on the full size bathyscaphe is truly a game changer. ever since i sold my steel bathy I have been wanting to replace it with the ceramic / blue dial - not having a date is really a tipper for me (I only wear the watch occasionally and... 

Thank you so much Sire Stabilizer!!!

 By: Ted-Lo : July 27th, 2020-12:26
Yes, I had the blue dial in grey ceramic. I loved loved loved the piece, I felt the grey ceramic showed the finishing very well. I ended up selling it, kept thinking about it though, almost bought it again grey market for a good price. While I paid a real...