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TimeOut: Here’s the reason I bought a Wilier….

The amazing Marco Pantani, taken from us all too soon. Picture is from TDF 1997 as Pantani sets the all-time ascent record for l’Alpe d’Huez on his Wilier. His time of 37 mins 35 seconds still stands today as the fastest ever climb of the mountain during the tour. In my opinion, only Eddy Merckx was
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TimeOut: Nice! And I think I know the feeling! 😀

I lived for many years in Fairfax County, VA then I moved out to Loudon County, VA and then I moved right back into the District (Chevy Chase, MD). Like you, I had a Wilier road bike that whole time that I absolutely loved. Like you, I had a Shimano group set on the bike and I always felt a bit guil
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By: NickO
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Photography: That’s a great shot!

I love the composition and that sky! 👍🏻👍🏻
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By: NickO
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Horological Meandering: You said it perfectly, Art….

Abel is a consummate gentleman. His eloquence, compassion, integrity and courtesy are a wonderful inspiration for all of us. A gentleman’s gentleman. Salut!
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Independents: Yes, the 110 is my favorite URWERK too….

And given their scarcity on the secondary, I think many folks agree with us!
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Independents: The man says it was great meeting you, too! 😀

Seems such a lifetime ago, our time in Geneva…. We must do it again soon!
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By: NickO
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Horological Meandering: +1

I thought that last night when I first saw this post but I didn’t comment. I came back today and was surprised at how many comments there were before someone stated this obvious bias.
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Horological Meandering: I have the same issue, here’s how I handle it….

My magic number right now for a collection is ten watches. At any given time, I can tell you the order of my preference of these pieces from one to ten. Sure, this is subject to change, but at any point I have a good idea of this order. If I am considering buying a new watch, it has to fulfill two c
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Horological Meandering: My theme is any watch that brightens my day and raises my spirits every time I strap it on…

Any watch failing that simple criteria is soon departed. That is the one and only common thread through my collection and has served me well over the decades.
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