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THE CONTINENTAL
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Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by THE CONTINENTAL » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:32 am

Did you miss me?

I realize that I have not graced the forum much in the last year, but that does not mean that I have forgotten you. In all truth, I had actually forgotten you but I was bored on the flight from Dubai so I did a little light reading on your forum.

It appears that the DWC has moved up a few notches with respect to serious timepieces. The last time I was here, the Panerai craze was in full swing. And, like I stated (the last time I was here) "it would eventually pass". I have made my opinion known insofar as Panerai is concerned, so there is really no need to rehash all that is fashionista.

I simply love the growing forum collection of modern Rolex watches. There are more than a few superb vintage examples here as well. It's so nice to see what is perhaps the most classic of all brands still thriving in a sea of garish, ridiculously proportioned junk (for lack of a better word).

Additionally, the Blancpains, JLCs, APs, and Pateks are nothing short of stunning. Bravo DWC, bravo.

Lastly, the DWC has quite the collection of superb vintage pieces as well. This is a direction that I personally have migrated towards in the last year.

Which brings me to the rest of the offerings ...

Seiko - Sorry, but at the end of the day it is a Seiko. No matter the cost or complication.

Sinn - I have mixed feelings when it comes to Sinn. While it is every bit as pedestrian as any other ETA powered watch, the brand does serve a purpose and fills the "tool watch" niche rather effectively, with it's submarine steel cases and tegimented bezels. In short, a Seiko with class. Internet watch forum commandos everywhere now have the perfect timepiece to "rig out" on a Nato strap, knowing that they can mow their suburban lawns and their "tactical beater" will survive the mission.

Ennebi Fondale - When Panerai isn't ugly or cheesy enough.... there is Ennebi. Bronze cases and skull pips. What more can you ask for in an extra extra large watch?

Breitling - I can only hope it is simply that "first nice watch" a neophyte enthusiast buys and once a little horological knowledge is gained it will be that "recently sold first nice watch".

Assorted boutique brands - I can never understand why someone would throw away money on a cobbled together timepiece of questionable origin, that in a short span of years will be worth virtually nothing.

Well good people, that is all I have for now. It's time to retire to the pool and a few more martinis before a rather boring dinner party hosted by my father this evening. Cheers - Potter
...And the meek shall inherit the Earth. But until then, the rich are going to have a pretty good time.

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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by snootydog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:50 am

Welcome back Potter. Thought you would have been in Wimbledon this week :shrug:
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Post by homathetes » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:51 am

Archie, is that you?

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Post by SCM64 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:11 pm

You comments regarding Sinn were annoying, but not Ban worthy. You have survived again.
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Post by demer03 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:11 pm

Ohhh, Potter.....where to start....
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Post by moishlashen » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:11 pm

Sup Conti-Long time no time.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:26 pm

Don't know who you are but welcome back... I guess... Interesting posts... Very opinionated :)
I guess you know what you like! :)
Merde Alors! Et Vive Les Francais! :)

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Post by dnslater » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Is this for real? Edit, just read his old posts. Thought characters like this only existed in bad 80's movies?

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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by jimyritz » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:41 pm

Potter,

Nice to see you...Happy 4th of July....

When it comes to watches, we do the best we can......

Bought any Pateks recently?????

:cheers:
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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by dshap » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:55 pm

Potter is pretty reasonable today :scratch:

All the new guys who don't know what's going on should read Potter's old posts.
-David

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Post by DMB » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:28 pm

Oh good Lord. It's ..... Potter. Happy Fourth of July old bean. Try not to piss off the entire forum.
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Post by FlyPenFly » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:45 pm

Some rich guy who doesn't know much about watches but is quick to jump to conclusions, never run into that in New York.

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Post by justsellbrgs » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:02 pm

It's because of guys like POTTER that the term "Punch a Puppy"....was generated..
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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:07 pm

FlyPenFly wrote:Some rich guy who doesn't know much about watches but is quick to jump to conclusions, never run into that in New York.
:lol:

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Merde Alors! Et Vive Les Francais! :)

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Post by CesarG » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Glad you thought of us while on vacation. I can't say I did the same.

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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by ikkoku » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:15 pm

Wait. He likes skull pips???
I call BS

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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by rockmastermike » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:54 pm

I'm showing my age but I figured it out: Potter reminds me of "Steff" - the James Spader character from "Pretty in Pink" He just had this slimy sneer about him, much like I picture Potter

for those unfamiliar with Steff, here is a tutorial:


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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by wardog » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:21 pm

I'm glad to know that Potter now generally approves of the direction of the watches being collected by DWF members. That had been keeping me up nights.

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Post by fastward » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:58 pm

I always thought that clowns were happy and had red noses? :thumbsup:

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Post by dukerules » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:55 pm

Panerai FTW?

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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:42 pm

Potter :love:
VR/
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Post by Jeje » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:26 pm

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Post by Chris S. » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:16 pm

Can I invite you for some breakfast/ last night meal from the waffle house ?




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Re: Greetings Dive Watch Forum

Post by Tallguy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:22 am

Prolly an internet nerd wearing a g-shock in real life....but great character play....surprised he doesn't go by "Gatsby"

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