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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    Hulk really is pretty damn cool, in my opinion. One of the very few green dials I like.
    I generally love green dialed watches, though of course it depends on the shade of green. The Hulk doesn't photograph all that great and the green on the dial is awesome in person. It's a keeper for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Of all complications my favorites are annual or perpetual calendar or travel time.
    and the calendar is actually useful

    i mean, how often do you use a chronograph to actually time something? when i wear mine, my daughter likes to press the buttons when it is on my wrist so i guess that is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Maybe where you live. We've never been able to keep that watch in stock for a minute. Even back to the very first one. So much so that I've only ever held one in hand at the store once and that was on a day that I happened to be there when a shipment came in.
    This is not a criticism but Miami does have a "flashier" kind of watch scene (so I am told).

    In the NYC metro area (and the short time I was in the Boston area) the watch seemed to confound people. Several watch friends (and acquaintances from watch events/meet-ups) said the same thing: it's kind of cool but just looks like a really big DateJust. As such, there did not seem to be much interest for it (pre-pandemic). My AD shared that the precious metal ones on leather straps did about as well as the precious metal DateJusts (or Day/Dates..can't remember which one it was so long ago) on leather straps in that they sat for months in the case and were finally discounted just to get rid of them. Once the SkyDweller steel versions were announced, the pandemic arrived, and the shortages began it seemed they became in high-demand (aka allocation models).

    Maybe it was a slow starter in some markets. It's not like the Daytona was a hit when first announced.

    Again, just a perspective. You might have professional insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Maybe where you live. We've never been able to keep that watch in stock for a minute. Even back to the very first one. So much so that I've only ever held one in hand at the store once and that was on a day that I happened to be there when a shipment came in.
    My son in law has a white gold white dial one. Its gorgeous.

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    I got both these watches last year and thought I'd finally post them:

    First up is the Redux VALOR. This is purchased thruogh the Kickstarter campaign back in May of 2021. Finally took delivery in October of 2023. I ordered it with the Miyota 90S5 movement, X1 superluminova lume and added a paratrooper watch strap. The rotating bezel is nice and clicks positively with absolutely no slop in the action. It's okay overall. The presentation in the packaging was really quite nice.



    Immediately after I received the Redux VALOR, County Comm released (November 2023) this Maratac titanium pilot automatic and I jumped on it. I had a (2017) steel automatic and currently have two steel quartz, so thought the titanium version might be nice. It has the Miyota 9015 movement, the previoius steel version had the Miyota 8215, and was the same 39mm size so that certainly piqued my interest. I like the titanium finish more than the Redux, but in general I like the steel finish better. One thing I really like about Maratac is the absence of branding on the watch face. Nice and clean.


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    Selling off parts of my watch collection that either have never been worn or rarely worn (Alpina, Hamilton, San Martin, and Seiko).
    Full descriptions and pricing via my eBay account: https://www.ebay.com/usr/open-4-sale


    If any VSalon members are interested, DM me here and if we can work out an off eBay sale:
    - I will give at least a 15% discount off listing prices (the fees eBay charges me)
    - I will give a 5% donation to VSalon.


    Watches crossed out in red have already been sold.
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    Kinda glad this watch didn't sell. Been enjoying it back on the Artem strap lately.



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    ^Shoes definitely match the watch. Needs a sailboat to complete the look though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    ^Shoes definitely match the watch. Needs a sailboat to complete the look though.
    Haha, those are $35 Vans. I can't afford a boat. Maybe a john boat...if I can find a used one...
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    have I asked about that Artem strap before? If not, what do you think? I've debated, and there aren't a lot of options for nice quality sailcloth straps...a lot of reviews speak highly, but not sure if they're biased...
    -Dustin

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    have I asked about that Artem strap before? If not, what do you think? I've debated, and there aren't a lot of options for nice quality sailcloth straps...a lot of reviews speak highly, but not sure if they're biased...
    My issue with all of them, no matter the price, is that they are not actually sailcloth.
    All reviews will have some sort of bias.

    With that said, I am happy with this one:
    https://www.bradystraps.com/shopping....php?id=7&=SID

    from:
    https://www.bradystraps.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    My issue with all of them, no matter the price, is that they are not actually sailcloth.
    All reviews will have some sort of bias.

    With that said, I am happy with this one:
    https://www.bradystraps.com/shopping....php?id=7&=SID

    from:
    https://www.bradystraps.com/

    SNZH FFF strap.jpg
    How's that 120/80 length work out for you? I think you and I have pretty similar wrist sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    How's that 120/80 length work out for you? I think you and I have pretty similar wrist sizes.
    I'm 7.75" in cool and about 8" in hot. It's fine because the watch head is larger/longer. On a 36mm, it would be too short.

    I have found the standard 115/75 is too short. 120/80 is good on 40+mm watches, and 125/80 (rare length) is good on most.

    I have moved more towards XL straps in 125/90 or even 130/95. It is rare a "stock" strap fits me.

    Bracelets often have enough links but not always:
    DateJust 36mm added a link, Submariner Date 41mm and Explorer II 42mm did not remove any, Tag Heur Twin Time 39mm weirdly removed 1 link.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    have I asked about that Artem strap before? If not, what do you think? I've debated, and there aren't a lot of options for nice quality sailcloth straps...a lot of reviews speak highly, but not sure if they're biased...
    It's good, don't have any other 'sailcloth' straps to compare it to though. But it shapes to your wrist pretty well and stays that way. Is it worth the $$$...eh...I dunno.
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    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...Filter=AllLots

    Important Watches: Part 1. Bidding is closed.

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...on-yellow-gold

    I've always liked the simplicity of George Daniels, and the rarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...Filter=AllLots

    Important Watches: Part 1. Bidding is closed.

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...on-yellow-gold

    I've always liked the simplicity of George Daniels, and the rarity.
    Wasn't sold on the "important" part of that, but I kept scrolling and damn....there some heavy, heavy hitters in that lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    Wasn't sold on the "important" part of that, but I kept scrolling and damn....there some heavy, heavy hitters in that lot.
    What was weird to me are the modern (as-in the past 5 years) Rolex watches which are not that rare.
    Why auction them when pre-owned dealers can handle that stuff for a lot less money for both buyer and seller?

    And then I found these articles:
    How Luxury Watches are Being Used for Money Laundering
    Watches As Tools Of Money Laundering And Illicit Finance

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    What was weird to me are the modern (as-in the past 5 years) Rolex watches which are not that rare.
    Why auction them when pre-owned dealers can handle that stuff for a lot less money for both buyer and seller?

    And then I found these articles:
    How Luxury Watches are Being Used for Money Laundering
    Watches As Tools Of Money Laundering And Illicit Finance
    Yep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    What was weird to me are the modern (as-in the past 5 years) Rolex watches which are not that rare.
    Why auction them when pre-owned dealers can handle that stuff for a lot less money for both buyer and seller?

    And then I found these articles:
    How Luxury Watches are Being Used for Money Laundering
    Watches As Tools Of Money Laundering And Illicit Finance
    I don't think you can launder goods thru Sothebys.

    I assume some of the watches just came with consignment with more valuable watches with the same collector.

    The green rolex, although new, is reversed. Left-Right. It looks backwards.
    Some of the other ones have tiffany faces which are always sought after. There was also a Patek with Tiffany dial for sale. That was very nice.

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...2499j-a-yellow

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...e-126720vtnr-a

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...ference-1680-a

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    I don't think you can launder goods thru Sothebys.

    I assume some of the watches just came with consignment with more valuable watches with the same collector.

    The green rolex, although new, is reversed. Left-Right. It looks backwards.
    Some of the other ones have tiffany faces which are always sought after. There was also a Patek with Tiffany dial for sale. That was very nice.

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...2499j-a-yellow

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...e-126720vtnr-a

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auct...ference-1680-a
    The GMT is still available new from Rolex. Well...you know...."available."
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