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As long as the owner keeps the original back its fine.  The main things for a Purists, is probably originality.  Beyond that if it were a very collectible piece, say a 1675, 6263, 1655, anything aftermarket lowers its value...but as mentioned if the owner holds onto the original back no issues (just don't misplace it).  Then there is service, if you want to have Rolex service it, you have to swap back to the original, or have someone do that for you, if you can't do it...
Thanks Bro!  I agree with Stitch and Keith T, lets see some more watch porn.  Its always fun to see watch photos from fellow collectors.  Cheers!
If you don't know a lot about watches, Eurpean Watch Co and Paul Duggan are both great places to visit and deal with. I have a few very knowledgeable watch friends who have bought from each of them.   Both shops have great reputations, and you won't end up with some weird "Franken-junk- watch.  Check their inventory it changes regularly.  I wouldn't waste my time at Pawn shops.  Good luck with your adventure.  Ah...another multi-date offender .  Very cool watch, enjoy...
 Yes, sorry but an in house movement with little to no finishing isn't enough.  Thanks, I'd take a VC or Cartier with a  Lemania, JLC, F.Piguet, or Piaget movement that is well finished over an in house IWC movement with bead blasted finish.  Just because something is in house doesn't make it a movement that is better than something from a high quality movement manufacturer.  In house movements can be great, but IMHO they don't win against a nicer better finished...
Sure that's a possibility.  In Tried and True's example its easy to see VC did it to create symmetry. However, I find it detracts from most designs be it from Cartier, IWC, Piaget or other brands. IMHO, the date window with 3 dates showing is more an exercise in being different than the standard date window.  Unfortunately, the guys at Richemont haven't figured out yet, that different doesn't mean better.  It actually reminds me of the old Dennis Miller stand up act  He...
Or maybe its to bring out the Flavor Flav in astronauts and they will be wearing it on a chain around the neck of their space suits  
No clearly they are not.  Looks like its not just an IWC thing, Cartier thing or VC thing...unfortunately it seems like its becoming a Richemont thing... 
Its on all Cartier Calibre models including the Diver, and its  a really stupid design.  I don't know why they think we need to see what dates come before or after today's exact date.  Or is it they don't understand that most people smart enough to earn an income that allows one to indulge in nice watches are probably smart enough to figure out the dates that go before or after today's date?  Either way, I have no interest in owning watches that have that annoying...
It hasn't been posted here, but I've seen it on other sites.  I love the movement side, but not the dial side.  I think this version of the "Crash" watch would have been more to my liking if they gave it a regular dial but the open skeletonized movement.  As for their dials of this style, I think their Santos Dumont and Tank MC versions look better from the dial side because the Roman numerals look more distinctive when straight, while here they sort of get wavy like the...
IMHO, the Lange 1 was a really interesting and different design when it was released around 1990.  There was nothing on the market that was anything like it.  I like the Moonphase and the Tourbillion versions, but the other variations start to get too busy and don't interest me. Of the Up/Down and 1815, and 1815 Chrono, I don't mind the 1815 chrono, but I have never liked the up/down.  The subdial placement annoys me.  I don't like how they are placed so low on the dial,...
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