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Baselworld/SIHH: I read this story as a question of context

Everyone who visits this site has a keen interest in watches, but we always have to remember we are very much in the minority. The average person thinks it’s crazy to spend over $500 on a watch. And that same person also thinks it’s crazy to own multiple watches. So if the average person owns one wa
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Officine Panerai: Your Panerai looks great on you!! I feel the same way....

Rolex, for me, is like Bourbon. I love almost all types of whisk(e)y, but I've never developed a taste for Bourbon. I love almost all types of watches, but I've never developed a taste for Rolex. And that's the beautiful thing about having choices in life: there are literally millions of people who
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Independents: Yes, Quill & Pad reported that MCT ceased operations in 2017

However, their website remains active and ready to take orders (they even accept Bitcoin!). Notice how there is no mention of Service on the website, but I agree this really is somewhat misleading. Anyone seriously interested in MCT should probably call the contact number on the website and see what
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TimeOut: One of my favorite poems and makes me want to watch "The Man Who Would be King" tonight

Classic Michael Caine and Sean Connery and classic Kipling! NickO
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Horological Meandering: I'm curious, did the AD require you to put down a deposit?

If they did, they would probably be more than happy to keep your deposit (if it was non-refundable) as they will have little trouble moving the piece in very short order. If they didn't, I'd personally follow the advice above - pick up the piece, don't even remove the stickers or wrappers and sell i
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Independents: I’m curious, did you upload the picture of the room first

Realize your mistake, delete it, and then upload the picture of your son? If so, I hope Bill sees this as I think that’s a recurring glitch in the pictures software. If you delete your first photo it is deleted only within the thread but remains as the main post image on the forum page. NickO
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F.P. Journe: That was a great choice for St. Paddy's Day, DruidPadj!

So I gotta ask you, what are you celebrating with tomorrow? March 20th is the Vernal Equinox, a most important day for Druid's everywhere Another excuse to crack another bottle of something awesome (as if we needed an excuse)! Have a great one, DruidPadj! NickO
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Audemars Piguet: It looks like a very well-made strap!

Whiles tastes may vary, I give you mad props for trying something most of us would never even think of! Enjoy your awesome new watch & strap! NickO
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