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    That's what separates Bill from the rest in my mind.
    Another reason why I look forward to the Pilot watch project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    If it doesn't meet your standards, it does meet your standards. No one can argue with that!
    Exactly what 66coop says!
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    Bill, thanks for the insight! Being part of your projects is fascinating and I wonder whether we would enjoy the watches this much without all the foreplay! Personally, I love it :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 66Cooper View Post
    Amazing to hear that you have taken this, this far. I'm excited to hear he outcome of your visit. I think it will help settle this once and for all. If it doesn't meet your standards, it does meet your standards. No one can argue with that!
    I do seriously want to do this. I have been working on it off-and-on for at least 2 years trying to find the best possible construction. I am pretty sure what that construction has to be now but the potential price tag and certainly the scrap rate are very much cause for concern though. I just hope my supplier is coming to Basel this year.

    In any event that's why we are pressing on with the aluminum version first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoris View Post
    Bill, thanks for the insight! Being part of your projects is fascinating and I wonder whether we would enjoy the watches this much without all the foreplay! Personally, I love it :)

    I have never regretted foreplay...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoris View Post
    Bill, thanks for the insight! Being part of your projects is fascinating and I wonder whether we would enjoy the watches this much without all the foreplay! Personally, I love it :)
    I think that is part of being a collector of something, the hunt (or foreplay as you call it). Think of how many times you have sought after a grail watch, then you get it, then what, its off to the next hunt. I have at least half a dozen or so watches that at one time or another were a holy grail watch, but i continue to collect and buy others and the grail watches take turns in the safe... I think it's part of our craze. In a way it reminds me of Bill's pursuit of perfection article, I think if I found the perfect watch that I might stop... but in all honesty I doubt I would. As I have told my co-workers, it's like asking Jay Leno to give up all his cars but one, he'd never do it as he is a car collector. Hence the term collector.

    In any event, with me, it's also never about price, it's about what I like, my most recent purchase is a ~$200 Seiko that I have been wearing the last month or so... I'm just a watch junkie, I like watches. That's why I'll never be satisfied with just one or two, I need variety and always like trying to find the next best thing. As I have mentioned before, my next pursuit of perfection is Bill's Pilot Watch project, coming soon, maybe it'll be the one! Don't know, we'll see, I am sure it will at least keep me interested for a good while until the next thing comes along....
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    Thanks for the expert feedback, Bill. Another concern is not attempting some fabrication with such QC nightmares that they make you go gray before your time. :banghead:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    I do seriously want to do this. I have been working on it off-and-on for at least 2 years trying to find the best possible construction. I am pretty sure what that construction has to be now but the potential price tag and certainly the scrap rate are very much cause for concern though. I just hope my supplier is coming to Basel this year.

    In any event that's why we are pressing on with the aluminum version first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetraflop View Post
    I´d like to see a very, very dark blue + red ( verschwärzlicht in German = with black broken ciolor ? ), if a Pepsi bezel is an option.
    Not the pure blue + red used for the later bezel versions.
    I would like to start this up again. I am would really prefer the very dark blue + red combo. I do not think the red of the GMT arm has to match the bezel. I actually think it would look better if it did not match.
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    I concur, I think that's what the originals looked like, not the cadet blue and firehouse red of later models.

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