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Shoe Change: Florsheim Royal Imperial Shell Cordovan and Eberhard & Co. Traversetolo Mechanical Watch

Back at work…
Jacket: Beijing Bespoke unstructured linen jacket, $55
Shirt: J. Press, thrifted $3
Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, UO clearance sale $19.99
Shoes: Allen Edmonds ‘Castine’ Venetian driving loafers, thrifted $17
Watch: Eberhard & Co. Traversetolo

Back at work…

Jacket: Beijing Bespoke unstructured linen jacket, $55

Shirt: J. Press, thrifted $3

Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, UO clearance sale $19.99

Shoes: Allen Edmonds ‘Castine’ Venetian driving loafers, thrifted $17

Watch: Eberhard & Co. Traversetolo

Soft shoulders…Dark winter light and a splash of color.

Soft shoulders…Dark winter light and a splash of color.

Eberhard &Co. and a Celica. 
Every so often a fine watch, whether due to an underestimated public reception, or some other factor, will make its way to the grey market at deeply discounted prices. This happened with this Eberhard & Co. Traversetolo about 5 years ago. As is always the case, WISs jumped on them, and as any web community is wont to do, many of those people started then selling those lightly used watches at even deeper discounts as they moved on towards ‘grail’ watches.
I find that this is a cycle that repeats itself in every web community populated by dudes buying nice stuff they can’t totally afford. Sometimes that means that people like me are able to parlay a couple of Seiko Divers (A modded Monster and a silver dialed Samurai IIRC) into a fine Swiss mechanical timepiece. 

Eberhard &Co. and a Celica. 

Every so often a fine watch, whether due to an underestimated public reception, or some other factor, will make its way to the grey market at deeply discounted prices. This happened with this Eberhard & Co. Traversetolo about 5 years ago. As is always the case, WISs jumped on them, and as any web community is wont to do, many of those people started then selling those lightly used watches at even deeper discounts as they moved on towards ‘grail’ watches.

I find that this is a cycle that repeats itself in every web community populated by dudes buying nice stuff they can’t totally afford. Sometimes that means that people like me are able to parlay a couple of Seiko Divers (A modded Monster and a silver dialed Samurai IIRC) into a fine Swiss mechanical timepiece.