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T., I'm surprised you, of all people, don't have a Railmaster, actually. I would think it would be right up your alley. Love them, and wish I had one as well, but I wouldn't be able to get over how similar it was to my AT. Maybe the perfect combo would be RM and 8500 AT. Anyway, I always love seeing photos of your Gentleman's Watch.
Exactly. It's a little too close to my AT in design. I absolutely love the Railmaster. Forum member 'runitout' has the 36mm model and whenever I see it, my resolve erodes a little more. One day, I may just crack and get one, but I might opt for the 39mm model. Although, the 36mil Raily is just perfect. Then again, I quite like the 1016 Rolex Explorer, too. But they cost more than I'd like to pay.
It's a slippery slope, this watch collecting gig.

Nah, JayDub, I'm thinking more along the lines of these kind of guys;

David Bowie, circa 1978.



And yeah, he also had his Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane personas, but by the time he Fell to Earth ;-) and put on a tie, he was unbeatable. Around the same time in the late '70s, Rod Stewart was getting around looking like this;



Now, if you had to go into town to see your bank manager, who would you rather dress like?
Luckily, Roddy boy came to his senses and began dressing his age.

Then there were these guys;



Cary Grant, the all-time embodiment of old Hollywood movie star mythology. I was driving my mother's car back in 1986 when I heard on the radio that he had died. I nearly hit a tree.

And the other legend, Bogart;



His Rick Blaine character in "Casablanca" (Dir: Michael Curtiz, 1942) was described as "Two parts Hemingway, one part Scott Fitzgerald'. Every man should aspire to that. If there were more Rick Blaines around, the world would be a better place.

I could go on, but these are the type of 'gentlemen' that the AquaTerra (1st Gen) was made for.
 

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It's a shame about "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". That film pretty much convinced Connery to retire from acting. And don't even get me started on what a wasted opportunity "The Rock" was. That could have been a great film.
 

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And my latest from work:

 
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A couple of pics of my old 2504.52.00. :)






- Hiro

Hiro! Where've you been, man? We haven't seen you around in a long time. Hope all is well.

I remember you sold that beautiful Railmaster. What a shame. You wore that MS RM perfectly. I also remember when you bought the very nice Longines 19 mm strap to use with it. A great fit, IMO. I need a strap just like that.

Anyway, hope you stick around. |>


And my latest from work:

Nice! It's about time to clean up that watch, though! Getting a bit dirty around the edges. ;-) Beautiful watch, nonetheless.



This is really cool... We're getting to see a lot of models we don't always get to see. Maybe we'll get to a point where all sizes and color combos get represented! Please keep the photos coming! And for those with less common models, please include the model number and maybe a size description. Thanks!


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Hiro! Where've you been, man? We haven't seen you around in a long time. Hope all is well.

I remember you sold that beautiful Railmaster. What a shame. You wore that MS RM perfectly. I also remember when you bought the very nice Longines 19 mm strap to use with it. A great fit, IMO. I need a strap just like that.

Anyway, hope you stick around. |>


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Hi Dixan! My family and I are doing well. Thanks! I was in Japan for several months. Yea, I miss my Railmaster a lot. ;-)

Hope everything is going well for you.

Best,
Hiro :)
 

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Here are few pictures of my AT 2502.34:

You sir, you made my day. Thats real beauty and the one i´m searching for my self at the moment. Nive to see wristshot of it.
 
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this is my favorite pic at the moment!
No sh*t, in a thread that is absolutely overflowing with stunning pictures, MickyD just raised the bar yet higher.

You da man!

What a fantastic thread this is, Dixan deserves an "atta boy" for starting it, and everyone who has contributed deserves a pat on the back. Who do we need to send an envelope of benjamins to in order to get this stickied?
 
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