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The reverso is certainly the signature JLC imo, but the MC series is beautiful too. I always find myself asking the same question--did I make the right choice? If I had one JLC it probably should have been a reverso, but at the same time, nothing ever spoke to me as much as that dang MUTM so I am happy.  The 1931 in black is never far from my thoughts. If it had an open caseback I dunno what I woulda done. Sometimes they make your decision easier.


I've always fancied the Reverso since it is a true icon in the world of watches.  The MC series is a fantastic line of watches.  My only reason for leaning more toward the Reverso is my Dad has a MC 8 Day Reserve that I might inherit some day. 

 

I can tell you I was traveling a few months ago and I got to try on the 1931 with black dial...its stunning.  I think an open back would be killer on that watch, but I understand in keeping with originality of purpose and design that they used a solid back.
 

 

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I was talking to my father in law last weekend and I was discussing how much I'm facinated with watches and he shows me his original Omega 1970 Speedmaster moon watch. The watch is still in the Omega box with tags and has never been worn. I ask him why he never wears it and he indicates that its too valuable. What can go wrong with watches that sit around this long without being worn? I equate it to having a 1970 corvette parked in the garage that needs to be driven around the block a couple times a month or the engine becomes gummed up.


I wouldn't wind it without having it serviced.  By now any oils/lubricants have long dried up, and the gaskets that keep moisture out are probably cracked and would not keep moisture and dust out.  But its easy enough to service and enjoy.  Its not as problematic or costly as car that hasn't been run in many years whereby most seals, gaskets, rubber hoses, and belts crack, deform or are waiting to burst under pressure.  While its probably worth a lot more than he paid for it when new (remember, when these watches were were maybe $150-200 back in the 70s, which was a lot back then), unless its a rare special edition (and or was worn by a real astronaut) its not worth crazy money that would cause me not to wear it...but to each his own.  If he is worried about its value he should get an appraisal and make sure its fully insured.  Most home owners policies only cover items up to a value of something like $1,000 or $2,000.  
 

 

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My newest--- vintage Omega Seamaster 300 (mid-60s) in exceptional condition. On a vintage NOS Tropic strap.
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Thats a beauty!  Congrats and enjoy it! 
 

 

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My newest--- vintage Omega Seamaster 300 (mid-60s) in exceptional condition. On a vintage NOS Tropic strap.
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wow - very cool
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(remember, when these watches were were maybe $150-200 back in the 70s, which was a lot back then

Alain de Cadenet said he bought 2 at the Zurich Airport for $68 each in 1968:eek: my times have changed
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The Tank Americaine is a beautiful watch.  There have been a few variations, I prefer the one without a date window.  It looks a little dressier without the date, but each version is very nice.

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I just find out my cousin is getting married next year. My grandfather is going gift him the Tank foo.gif

I don't have a pic on me. But this is really close.

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Yup smile.gif
I just find out my cousin is getting married next year. My grandfather is going gift him the Tank foo.gif
I don't have a pic on me. But this is really close.
CartierTankAmericaine.jpg


Not sure how old your Grandfather's Cartier is, but the vintage ones are really beautiful! 

 

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i quite like this one...which model is it?
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i quite like this one...which model is it?

Master Automatic Chronograph 40mm (Model No. L2.629.4.78.3)
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thanks to Cylon and everyone else for info on this Hamilton Jazzmaster Chrono. Now any recs for where I can grab one lightly used for less than 1K (besides TZ ans WUS) ? Should I just keep my eyes peeled and scope around? If any one has a good lead let me know...PM if you'd like. Thanks!
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Not sure how old your Grandfather's Cartier is, but the vintage ones are really beautiful! 

it is pretty old. but it's a beauty alright!
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Yup smile.gif
I just find out my cousin is getting married next year. My grandfather is going gift him the Tank foo.gif
I don't have a pic on me. But this is really close.
CartierTankAmericaine.jpg

Get engaged and get married before him for the Tank!
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Get engaged and get married before him for the Tank!


I support this. I would help you out but I'm already taken

 

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Hey first time poster but wanted to share my JLC Reverso Grande Ultra Thin - Italian Special Edition. Limited to 150 pieces.

http://www.stickysteps.com/post/17361515211/wrist-pr0n-jlc-reverso-grande-ultra-thin-italica

 

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Long time reader, built up the courage to make my first post and share my JLC Reverso with you guys. Its a Grande Ultra Thin - Special Italian edition, limited to 150 pieces.

 

http://www.stickysteps.com/post/17361515211/wrist-pr0n-jlc-reverso-grande-ultra-thin-italica

 

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