Love this, and generally the Sixties Senator more and more as the days go by.
Cuttingboard: She may not accompany you, but you will probably end up returning with her sooner or later after your own purchase. Keep that in mind ;)
It's a Santos Demoiselle wrapped up for her birthday. My watches are on the back burner at the moment
...maybe thats why im so bitter with Cartier right now...
As Texasmade and Dino already discussed, the extremely small case size that women love it for makes a mechanical movement impossible. I tried to steer her in the direction of a slightly larger tank with a mechanical movement, wooing her with, "its the watch of Jackie-O and Ms. Obama!!!" but she had her heart set on this one (maybe shes just anti-democrat?)
I woulda switched my moon for a reverso 1931 if she wanted a reverso as well, but she didnt bite. Even the AD shook his head and said, the reverso is a tough sell for the ladies...So you are a lucky man my friend (and so is Dino!)
More money than I will ever spend on a watch or car I'm sure. For regular folk like myself I was more excited about the reversos this year. Don't get me wrong--its a beautiful watch, but if I wanted an offset dial like that, I'd happily "settle" for a Glashutte Pano-something (sans tourbillon of course)
Random tangent: I think I just prefer symmetry in my dials. For instance I'd lean more toward a Panomatic counter XL or a Senator Calendar Week, than say a PanoInverse XL. Do I think its beautiful? Heck yes, but the asymmetry would most likely hold me back from pulling the trigger. Same goes for a submariner/master memovox with a date window.
Does this bother others too or am I in the minority of people who cant get over the hump on this one?
(Also fully aware this is a purely subjective style issue, I just wanted to hear others thoughts on it)
This is the watch I am wearing today, a Swiss manual 1950 Revue Sport, mine is on a black leather strap though.
And this is the watch I was wearing yesterday, unlike the previous photo this is my actual watch. A 1930s Swiss manual Wendia Pansar for Swedish army officers. Base-metal case. So old that there is no flourescent paint left, and the hands are now hollow, it gives a great noisy reading on the Geiger-counter for Beta, and a low reading for Gamma.