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    Nice. But now you need more watches.

    So, did you order the GS?
    Last edited by CFR; Feb 16, 2019 at 12:42 AM.

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    You lie! You have at least one G-Shock.

    (We'll see how long this minimal line-up can last...)
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    I realise this word has UK-specific connotations but it's the first that came to mind: austere. A bit more colour than the red date wheel and GMT hand mightn't go astray!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    So, did you order the GS?

    GS gestation is coming along nicely - probably in the third trimester.

    Iím pretty sure of the model but need to check my choice at a dealer. That wonít happen for a few weeks, and I still need to be sure of doing it at all.

    In the meantime Iíll just enjoy the Power of Three while a decision forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    You lie! You have at least one G-Shock.

    I used to be one of the few to count G-Shocks, but now comply with standard IWL practice.

    I also have the IWL chronograph and my deceased friendís Memovox - also not counted (and not worn). I suppose I could pass the IWL watch on, but hadnít thought about that until now.

    How long will the minimal line-up last? I know better than to predict.

    I had thought of losing the Hawkinge too, but it refused to leave home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yokied View Post
    I realise this word has UK-specific connotations but it's the first that came to mind: austere.

    Aha! Youíre spot on, but itís no oversight.

    Letís say I already have the GS Iím thinking of buying. My main three are monotone and conservative. I have an Explorer II rather than a standard-issue Submariner, but thatís the only departure from mainstream luxury conformity. My watches would be unremarkable in business-class lounges in London or Tokyo. As it happens, Iím far from being a person who would ever have travelled business-class. Iím a relative oik with a watch hobby - who ended up with three conventional watches after the watch hobby watches failed to stay the course.

    Nobody will make much of the Hawkinge either. It probably looks like something I inherited, or it could be my first good watch from forty years ago.

    Look at me, Iím invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post

    I had thought of losing the Hawkinge too, but it refused to leave home.

    The Hawkinge IS your home. How could it get any closer than to share your wrist sometimes? It's OK to be a tad sentimental. Your aspirations to working class puritanical anonymous austerity are fooling nobody. Enjoy your subtle hint of retirement luxury. You deserve it.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Wow. If you told me it'd be those three, I'd never have predicted that I'd have a hard time taking my eyes off the.....Hawkinge! Great collection, Alan.
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