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I agree with Mr. Moo here. For a standard flieger design, archimede or stowa FTW. Spend the difference on anything else...like a briefcase right? lol8[1].gif

 

I would favor the Stowa for the simple reason there is no branding. I am not sure archimede offers one without

 

Update: I was wrong, they do but I think they offer different case sizes respectively.

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Thread Starter 
The B-Uhr may be a fairly generic WW2 design (it was made by more than one German watch company) but it is without a doubt IWC that brought it back with the Big Pilot and started the wave of re-editions that followed. Also, while IWC and Stowa have historical claims on the design (they were two of the 5 makers of B-Uhr), most of the other brands have none - they're just riding the gravy train.
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So... I committed a WIS sin this morning, and was just wondering if there were any repercussions, or anything I should worry about.

I am always VERY safe about setting the date, and avoiding setting the date between 9:00-3:00. But today I was about to walk in to my interview and tried to set the date at about 10:20, thinking it was in the morning when I mistakenly set the watch at night ffffuuuu.gif

I gave it a solid 4-5 turns before realizing what I was doing. The date wheel still works perfectly, and the date still switches at midnight. Are there any residual problems that I should be worried about? I know that changing the date between 9-3 can be really bad for a watch, but is that the case with every movement?
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Thread Starter 
No it's really not that bad.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I am always VERY safe about setting the date, and avoiding setting the date between 9:00-3:00. But today I was about to walk in to my interview and tried to set the date at about 10:20, thinking it was in the morning when I mistakenly set the watch at night ffffuuuu.gif
I gave it a solid 4-5 turns before realizing what I was doing. The date wheel still works perfectly, and the date still switches at midnight.

 

If there weren't any problems at midnight, your watch is probably fine.  I wouldn't worry about it.



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I dig it... you've got some nice pieces Dino!


Thanks Kid, its definitely one of my favorites.
 

 

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

The B-Uhr may be a fairly generic WW2 design (it was made by more than one German watch company) but it is without a doubt IWC that brought it back with the Big Pilot and started the wave of re-editions that followed. Also, while IWC and Stowa have historical claims on the design (they were two of the 5 makers of B-Uhr), most of the other brands have none - they're just riding the gravy train.

Again, I don't care about this. The Stowas are nice but I don't want to wait 3 months for one.
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Really nice watches. I have always been more susceptible to a rectangular face than a round one.
 

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The fagliano strap--it looks gorgeous, but a strap will have to be replaced someday! I am not sure if I like the hands on the special edition. Thats more of whats at stake for me...I go back and forth on it. For that reason alone I would opt for the vanilla version.

 

Heres the US edition. Notice the different stitching on the strap, more patina to the dial markers, and the pointed baton hands versus the flared sword hands on the worldwide edition. It certainly has added character

 

jlc_1931_us_lg.jpg

and to compare:

imgReverso1805.jpg

 

Loving all the JLCs of late guys. Beautiful!

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Again, I don't care about this. The Stowas are nice but I don't want to wait 3 months for one.

Not everything written on this board is directed or related to you, particularly if you're not quoted or referred to in the post. You bought what you bought - wear it in good health. this was to add to the mini-discussion on B-Uhr re-editions
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

So... I committed a WIS sin this morning, and was just wondering if there were any repercussions, or anything I should worry about.
I am always VERY safe about setting the date, and avoiding setting the date between 9:00-3:00. But today I was about to walk in to my interview and tried to set the date at about 10:20, thinking it was in the morning when I mistakenly set the watch at night ffffuuuu.gif
I gave it a solid 4-5 turns before realizing what I was doing. The date wheel still works perfectly, and the date still switches at midnight. Are there any residual problems that I should be worried about? I know that changing the date between 9-3 can be really bad for a watch, but is that the case with every movement?

i've inadvertently done this multiple times across multiple watches. they've all been okay so far.

except the very last time i did it on a valjoux 7750 (outfitted on Sinn watch), it stripped the stem and supposedly ground out some gear teeth as well. currently awaiting a very hefty bill from the watch repairer............
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Thanks for the responses guys. I knew that with a Valjoux 7750 it could get really ugly, but I did not know if that was the case with other movements. Thanks for giving me some serious relief.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Not everything written on this board is directed or related to you, particularly if you're not quoted or referred to in the post. You bought what you bought - wear it in good health. this was to add to the mini-discussion on B-Uhr re-editions

It is related to me since your discussion involves a watch from a brand I purchased that began the discussion in the first place. I think I can answer as I please, no?
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Thanks for the responses guys. I knew that with a Valjoux 7750 it could get really ugly, but I did not know if that was the case with other movements. Thanks for giving me some serious relief.

ive done it on other 7750s to no ill effect yet. its just the very last incident put it over the top... so its just a matter of grayscale, imo.
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It is related to me since your discussion involves a watch from a brand I purchased that began the discussion in the first place. I think I can answer as I please, no?

Don't reply to my post saying you don't care. It was not directed to you. It's as simple as that, even you should be able to grasp it.
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lol8[1].gif
btw, this is really weird that my PAM + espresso picture is being reblogged and tumblred around.

Welcome to the Internet. And as K said; it is a pretty cool shot. In fact, I could be wrong, but think I have seen other pics you posted here on blogs/tumblrs.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

The B-Uhr may be a fairly generic WW2 design (it was made by more than one German watch company) but it is without a doubt IWC that brought it back with the Big Pilot and started the wave of re-editions that followed. Also, while IWC and Stowa have historical claims on the design (they were two of the 5 makers of B-Uhr), most of the other brands have none - they're just riding the gravy train.


 Laco, Lange...and who is the fifth?

 

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