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Horological Meandering: About that last one, I wince whenever someone refers to watch straps as "shoes" 😖

Breathless synthesis: "I've just gotten new shoes for my highly collectible, holy trinity daily beater, which I'm rocking today!" 🙄 (This grail was a former safe queen, acquired at an auction of rare and important watches, consigned by the original owner, an esteemed gentleman.)
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Horological Meandering: ...you must be willing to wait until next year (04/2023) to get it!

Per the Nomos store, wait time now for that pink Club, in both sizes, is 10 months! 🙀 Most other models have 'only' a 6 month wait, so JIT for X-mas 😹 These days, I guess if a watch brand doesn't have a waiting list it can't be considered hip & cool, tsk tsk
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Automotive: There are already several, with my pick being a documentary from July 2021

If you've not yet seen it, look for the three-part documentary "Myth & Mogul: John DeLorean" on Netflix
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Officine Panerai: Hmm, I'd go easy with the assumptions because I have no idea how the monkeying happened

Maybe the stop seconds were stripped most recently. Perhaps before that finishing/decoration was done away with, probably in phases. Or possibly the spec-down happened all at once. And the cheapening might not be over yet (given the apparent goal of continuous [dis-]improvement). Especially now that
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Officine Panerai: Uh, you might have missed the drift of his comment... 😅

When he said he's not sure what kind of movement Panerai placed inside, maybe he's not referring to the caliber's model number (which is easy to determine and not just familiar, but notorious...). Rather, he likely means the movement monkeying Panerai has been up to for some time now. That P.9010 to
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Horological Meandering: MING did have beta testers for that initially-problematic 17.09

...they're also known as "all the folks who jumped at the ming x massena 17.09" -- and they paid a premium for the privilege! 😹 By the time buyers of the standard/non-beta 17.09s got their watches, the bugs had been identified and squashed, haha
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Horological Meandering: Good thing you don't have anything from Louis Vuitton

Some LV watches come in a trunk, literally(!), making that Duometre box look oh so petite & dainty 😹
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Seiko: First thought: any strap with a rubber lining

...for example, a Camille Fournet specified to have that lining. An alternative is a shell cordovan strap, which holds up to moisture surprisingly well. I got a Nomos watch in 2013, and today it's still on the original black cordovan (it's part of a rotation), minus one of the keepers. It has even s
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Bulgari: Clearly, you have taken the Mickey...

...in the most pleasant and positive way one can think of 😁 Congratulations, you wear it impeccably!
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