Am I nuts?

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Am I nuts?

Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:05 pm

Having the thought of moving both my Black (on bracelet) and White XVIII's for the Blue dial GV.

I always get to this stage at five nice watches in the collection knowing the potential service overhead of longterm ownership.

I'd have to shell-out $500-1200 depending on what condition I purchased, and assuming I got what I wanted for each.

Thoughts?

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:07 pm

What's a blue dial GV?

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:09 pm

The latest Milgauss release with blue sunburst and green crystal.

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Post by Panerai7 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:14 pm

Lots of colors, too happy for me

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Post by Chocodove » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:16 pm

I love the GV, but not sure I would make that trade. The IWC's are pretty under the radar. The GV is...not. I guess it depends on what you are looking for.

If you were making another run at a 116600, though...
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Post by ncstate1201 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:22 pm

Not a fan of the GV. In general the Milgauss seems a bit overdone IMO, I did see one with stealth dlc coating and it looked sharp.

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by sinner » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Like the blue dial GV way better in the metal. If that's what you want, go for it.
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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:39 pm

Both my IWCs have wear marks. I ditched the oem strap but procured an IWC 20mm strap for NATOS which is great.

I don't know... maybe I'll just cringe and wait for this to pass.

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Step away from the keyboard

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:43 pm

No!

You will regret it
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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Do it. Fast.

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:06 pm

Lol

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:12 pm

You love those IWC's so I'm thinking you'll have remorse.

Service is so far down the road you'll likely not own either by then, so don't let that be the factor.

If you really want the GV, consider letting one IWC go and maybe something else.

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by matt.wu » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:51 pm

Hated the blue Milgauss in release photos, love it in person. I'd buy another, and I'd definitely trade both those IWCs for one.
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Post by Joeprez » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:34 am

I'd do it, the Milgauss is hot.


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Post by mikeylacroix » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:52 am

I'd do it. N brush it

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Post by tmw » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 am

Absolutely do it.
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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by zepp21 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:51 am

I'd do it. That Milgauss is hot!

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Post by sierra11b » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:29 pm

Should be said I've owned the OG black dial GV twice. LOL

Loved it but it was the same sort of relationship with the MM300, of which I've owned 3. Can't explain it but always want it back like most here can relate.

I really love the Mk. XVIIIs but am having one of those "I'm not made of money and wish I had it back" moments. I think I'll need to check out the blue dial in person before making any hasty moves because it seems a shade too light in some pics.

The Mk. XVIII is everything I could want in terms of adjustable bracelet, perfect size, and fantastic NATO watch. It literally fills the long gone 16710 and 116600 void in the same kit, but (NOW) for half or third the price.

Did I just answer my own question? :scratch:

As much as I love Rolex and all the watches I've owned from them, perhaps it's best to wait for a PM exit model (116718, 116619 :excited: ) when the time is right, rather than force getting back the crown in any iteration I've flipped.

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:17 pm

The IWC bracelet is adjustable?

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Yes. Slickly.

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:23 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:Yes. Slickly.
Now I need to have another look.

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by sierra11b » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:08 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:23 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:Yes. Slickly.
Now I need to have another look.
Cool. Sell me the bracelet when you get it. :grin:

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Re: Am I nuts?

Post by streetracer101 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:30 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:23 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:Yes. Slickly.
Now I need to have another look.
Push the IWC logo on the clasp and it expands out. To tighten, simply push the bracelet in. It is by far the easiest adjustable bracelet I've used.

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