Gucci from The Past - Mercedes-Benz of The Future

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Gucci from The Past - Mercedes-Benz of The Future

Post by Nuvolari » February 21st 2015, 4:47pm

I got this watch in 1985 for my birthday and thought it was the most elegant dress watch ever. It was a great contrast to my Casio calculator watch and gaudy Swatch. I no longer have the swatch... One of the few, other than my first pin-lever Timex, that are no longer in my custody with whereabouts unknown.

The day I got the watch, i had also got a license to legally drive the 6.9 litre Mercedes I had been working on for years prior...

The Gucci, then, seemed like a reasonable choice to wear to a meeting at the Mercedes-Benz Research & Design facility in Sunnyvale, CA.

I will now let the pictures speak for themselves, but the future.. ? The future looks weird from the perspective of moving people... I suspect those Gen Yers may have less of a focus on the craft of driving... But that could be my inner curmudgeon talkin'.

Check this shit out:

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Weird shizznet, indeed... And it definitely trumps the exotic technology from the C/111 from my youth. Not as exciting, though...

http://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/innovation/research-vehicle-f-015-luxury-in-motion/

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYTV4d-Gn0s[/youtube]

And speaking of exciting, I think I may end up relieving the current owner of this freshly serviced Breitling
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Okay, that's it kids, no more looking pictures. Get out there and post some big words! :D
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Re: Gucci from The Past - Mercedes-Benz of The Future

Post by TemerityB » February 21st 2015, 4:49pm

Very nice, and a change of pace to boot. Enjoyed that immensely.
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Post by abduksion » February 21st 2015, 5:20pm

foghorn wrote:They've been making watches for awhile? I remember the ones red and green striped dials?
Never had one though?

I honestly did not know that. Always thought they were a newer brand?
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Post by abduksion » February 21st 2015, 6:46pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Nuvolari wrote:And speaking of exciting, I think I may end up relieving the current owner of this freshly serviced Breitling
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Like this a lot...never saw this model before


Looks to be from the late 70's?
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Post by ocean » February 21st 2015, 6:53pm

foghorn wrote:They've been making watches for awhile? I remember the ones red and green striped dials?
Never had one though?


I had one those ugly fucks back in the 80's.
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Post by biglove » February 21st 2015, 8:48pm

foghorn wrote:They've been making watches for awhile? I remember the ones red and green striped dials?
Never had one though?


Yeppers. Bought one for a girlfriend back in 1991. Girl was crazy as hell and ran around with a mattress strapped to her back.

A total waste of the cash. "Model hot" makes a man do stupid shit though.
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Post by Nuvolari » February 22nd 2015, 10:06am

abduksion wrote:
JAS1125 wrote:
Nuvolari wrote:And speaking of exciting, I think I may end up relieving the current owner of this freshly serviced Breitling
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Like this a lot...never saw this model before


Looks to be from the late 70's?


Indeed, I believe it is circa 1973. All original (except for replacement Breitling leather band) caliber 1450 with a hand wind Valjoux 7736. I've ignored it for about a year but the watchmaker made me an offer I couldn't refuse... Plus, he's also willing to wait for me sell some parts (a set of 7x16" forged Fuchs for a 911 and some other bits). The wheels have already sold, just gotta arrange delivery. I was planning to move slow to make sure I really want it...

But now I want it RIGHT NOW. :D
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