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So I was walking through Grand Central today at around 12. I noticed that the Swatch store had the Moon Swatches in the window. I go in....got any in stock? Nope...but we will have later today. What time? Not sure...come back later.

So I walk up to the Times Sq store and they have them in stock. The Neptune was not in available. Dude told me that they are hard to get. That was my #1 choice. Earth was my #2 choice.

I literally spent 15 minutes looking at the cases trying to decide if I reallywanted one. It had been so long that they were not even on my radar. I try Earth and Saturn. I am looking...looking and then I finally pull the trigger on the Earth version.

Several people in the store also were buying. There was still a 1/pp limit.

If Earth was not available, I would have passed. I really have not even thought of this watch in months.

I asked the women who helped me 3-4 times, can I return/exchange if I go to another NYC store and find the Neptune. Yep...I can. I passed by the SOHO store and forgot that they don't get any stock. I kept the Earth.

I just looked at a Youtube vid to learn how to set it. Feels/looks like a cool summery watch!

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Oh...when walking up to Times Sq, I looked in the window at Tourneau.

They "have" the Air King in stock. I think I am gonna pick this up next week.....


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Grand Potentate Grand Potentate

So I was walking through Grand Central today at around 12. I noticed that the Swatch store had the Moon Swatches in the window. I go in....got any in stock? Nope...but we will have later today. What time? Not sure...come back later.

So I walk up to the Times Sq store and they have them in stock. The Neptune was not in available. Dude told me that they are hard to get. That was my #1 choice. Earth was my #2 choice.

I literally spent 15 minutes looking at the cases trying to decide if I reallywanted one. It had been so long that they were not even on my radar. I try Earth and Saturn. I am looking...looking and then I finally pull the trigger on the Earth version.

Several people in the store also were buying. There was still a 1/pp limit.

If Earth was not available, I would have passed. I really have not even thought of this watch in months.

I asked the women who helped me 3-4 times, can I return/exchange if I go to another NYC store and find the Neptune. Yep...I can. I passed by the SOHO store and forgot that they don't get any stock. I kept the Earth.

I just looked at a Youtube vid to learn how to set it. Feels/looks like a cool summery watch!

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its honestly amazing how these things are still so hard to get. if you happen to swing back around I'm looking for Moon and Uranus. would really appreciate it.
Oh...when walking up to Times Sq, I looked in the window at Tourneau.

They "have" the Air King in stock. I think I am gonna pick this up next week.....


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this might make doghouse doghouse jealous.
 
its honestly amazing how these things are still so hard to get. if you happen to swing back around I'm looking for Moon and Uranus. would really appreciate it.

this might make doghouse doghouse jealous.


They definitely had Uranus in stock. Can't remember if they had Moon. Will take a look this week.
 
How much did it set you back
$225, as quoted. They also fixed the mysterious rattle, so I don’t feel quite so bad.

Still kicking around the idea of a cheap ‘beater’ watch, but I’m reluctant to own two so it might just be the fun of the thought experiment. Current contenders (still dig the Bulova moon watch, but that’s a bit over budget and too ‘nice’ for a beater):


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One for the film nerds. Prototype soon going into small-scale production:

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It’s the Jaws watch!!

 
Yeah, the dark blue is terrific.
I don’t normally go in for coloured watch faces, but they all look pretty nice. The dark green and baby blue are cool, even if not something I’d buy. Only ones I don’t like are the solid gold and rose gold bezel models.
 
I don’t normally go in for coloured watch faces, but they all look pretty nice. The dark green and baby blue are cool, even if not something I’d buy. Only ones I don’t like are the solid gold and rose gold bezel models.
Yeah, the gold is naff.
 
I have a little routine of bumping into my neighbor as he walks his dog most weekend mornings and we have a chat about watches. He has a few expensive models, but mostly focuses on tool watches in the $500 to $1,000 range. He’s always been little a little kid with a big grin on his face and gushing with enthusiasm to show off his latest purchase.

About a month ago he said he was selling off the majority of his collection to fund a Rolex Sub. This morning he told be that he is down to about a dozen watches but has lost interest in the Rolex. He may sell the rest (excluding gifts from his wife) and get an Apple Watch.
 

i forget here who likes the fruity color watches but this might be up your alley if you do.
 

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