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    A walk through the park and points in between

    In NYC searching for the Peter Principle, but will take the time for this walking trip today:

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    I'm pretty sure that first stop is the Seiko Boutique so it'll be interesting to see what's going on inside. After that it's Fortress Wempe to look at the Ludwig. There are tons of other watch shops in the area, but visiting these two will help get me to the collection I imagined after buying "my first nice watch" (Oris Classic Date) on WUS' sales forum nearly six years ago.

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    Pictures please!

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    I'd love to take that walk. Not sure I'd come out of Wempe financially alive, though.

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    Yes, pics please.

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    My kind of stroll! I also hope you'll post some pics. Have fun!

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    A walk through the park and points in between

    None of these photos will be great.

    This will go on through out the day, but the first store front I bumped into was Seiko. Initial favorite was Domo's, but the SBGA127 is the one that got me jazzed.. The dial is so ominous looking it ceases to remain blue. You know those warlords in Ran? That's what I mean:






    Next favorite was this Credor:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    None of these photos will be great.

    This will go on through out the day, but the first store front I bumped into was Seiko. Initial favorite was Domo's, but the SBGA127 is the one that got me jazzed....the sort of watch that gets the heart going. The dial is so ominous looking it ceases to remain blue. You know those warlords in Ran? That's what I mean:




    Next favorite was this Credor:

    I'm quite curious about that Credor, I wonder what the movement finish is like. I'm mostly familiar with the Eichi II which has gotten a fair amount of press (and lots of close up photos online) and is of course up there with the very best in terms of finishing. This is less than 1/5 the cost of an Eichi but I'm wondering what its like compared to similarly priced watches.
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    A walk through the park and points in between

    Sorry about the movement, I'll try to think of that when something interesting comes up.

    I'm mostly gonna take pic of watches that I like and / or surprise me. If these phone quality shots aren't working out feel free to let me know. At the smaller Tourneau:

    23K Breitling: Black/cream/leather/gold is deeply satisfying. I'm not a wrist presence guy, but this watch instantly makes me a more credible person:



    The surprise so far:

    Just a watch, good and true.. 2.8K is still too much, but it does what the Explorer can no longer do - Rolex needs this brand. 41mm size worked OK...hence the surprise...it could save me a ton of money on trying to modify that Sinn:

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    A walk through the park and points in between

    If I go all Rolex down the road this would get that ball rolling:



    Something different if I ever feel like I need to be fancier....a bolder, more ostentatious take on Grand Seiko - type watch...Nothing wrong with that:


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