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post #10816 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Lovely Rolex and JLC guys!

what size is the rolex?

I wanna said 34mm...

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thanks mooooo
i used to have a datejust, and i too loved the way the polished steel of the side of the case shone.

+1, I missed my DJ too.
post #10817 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Dials, numerals and case shape are a little reminiscent of Frank Mueller

ya I kinda thought so too... and that's not a good thing. but it's a bit different in a good way as well.
post #10818 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

I wanna said 34mm...

you are correct. fing02[1].gif
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+1, I missed my DJ too.

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post #10819 of 48312
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Dials, numerals and case shape are a little reminiscent of Frank Mueller

Yes, Mueller to a degree but also very reminiscent of Dubey & Schaldenbrand. Anyway, these twintechs were very limited editions that have all been sold from what I can gather.

Cylon - to each his own ;-) I understand they might be a bit fussy for some.
post #10820 of 48312
Zenith Striking 10th. This thing is amazing.

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post #10821 of 48312
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Apologies for the late response, been caught up w stuff.
Prince the pocketwatches were gifted to my uncle and he has given them to me. I have been trying to dig up the history myself however I don't think I will ever find out, the stories died with the owner, which is a real shame.
All I know is they belonged to some Indian statesman named Salar Jung who had a great collection of watches and clocks, some from the reign of Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Napoleon.
Yes that is Waltham, you have a good eye.
If I am able to get a hold of details, I'll let you know.
Cylon, I haven't had time to take high-res photos, I will get a better shot when I post some vintage Pateks, Rados & Omegas.
Btw if you're interested in the vintage JLC's, let me know, those are for sale.

Thanks hayzum, very interesting!
post #10822 of 48312
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Zenith Striking 10th. This thing is amazing.
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Oh baby thats beautiful. The caseback is awesome too--you gotta show it off!!

post #10823 of 48312
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Oh baby thats beautiful. The caseback is awesome too--you gotta show it off!!

+1
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Thanks all for the very kind words!
post #10825 of 48312
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Originally Posted by dshap View Post

Zenith Striking 10th. This thing is amazing.
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Very nice.

For me it's a tough call between the striking 10th and the 38mm; the WIS in me is obliged to be prejudiced against the spacer in the S-10th, but damn does it look nice with its modern proportions on the wrist.
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Zenith Striking 10th. This thing is amazing.

469

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Fantastic watch. I tried one on a few months ago at a local AD. Yours?
post #10827 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Yes, Mueller to a degree but also very reminiscent of Dubey & Schaldenbrand.
That's true. I see influences from FM, D&S and also maybe Bedat on these dials
post #10828 of 48312
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Oh baby thats beautiful. The caseback is awesome too--you gotta show it off!!

+ 1
post #10829 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

The Octa lune is one of the least "Journe" designs in the catalog. Really, it could say VC or Blancpain on the dial and no one would notice. The other ones with the screwed and riveted subdials are really the FPJ aesthetic, along with his trademark crown. Obviously, the complicated pieces are busy - that's a bit of a redundancy in general for watches. WIS always talk about how dials are busy but there's good busy (aesthetically works, or justified by functionality or design heritage), and there's bad busy (clutter). PFJ is awesome busy for it's complicated pieces. Great balance and beautiful finish. The Resonance is one of the few watches that's really wowed me when I handled it in person.


As for the Octa being one of the leat Journe designs, maybe that is why I like it.  At least for me it has enough Journe DNA in the case shape, dial, hands, but it looks more finished to me than the riveted dials of his more complicated pieces.  I find the rivets are novel, but distracting, and I have rarely seen one of his more complicated pieces where I actually liked the subdial layout that was chosen, but to each his own.  In the end, simple or complicated, his watches are beautifully finished, unfortunately their reputation for spending lots of time in their repair shop would keep me from pulling the trigger on one.   

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Zenith Striking 10th. This thing is amazing.
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Very handsome Zenith.  Enjoy it !

 

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