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My entirely subjective thoughts on Baselworld so far (in no particular order):

1. I like the Tudor Pelagos. Dare I say it may replace my (increasingly diminished over the last few weeks) desire for a 5513/14060 sub. Not sure why thats been the case recently--could just be a mood swing. The blue yachtmaster is nice, as is the red bezel Tudor but they don't get my mojo going like the TP does. The nondate c-sub was a no brainer though most people here know how i feel about those wider lugs on the c-sub--just not for me. Rolex just seems very BLAH to me atm.

2.  Speedmaster Racing? Sorry I'd buy the speedy pro first. And for those who already own a speedy pro I just dont see them pulling the trigger on another like that. If I want a racing watch...id get a Heuer. Speaking of which The Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Edition has been growing on me too.

3. As I've said before, I've been eagerly awaiting Glashuttes releases. The GO Cosmo Tourbillon is ugly. I can appreciate the complications, but..bleh. As for the Pano redesign, love the slimmer bezel,lugs but I agree with gdl on the old 2 dial display. Not sure how I feel about the redesign yet. I can't say I dislike them, but I have yet to say I WANT THAT WATCH. I am still disappointed about the case size on the Senator Chrono XL (44mm) and the new Senator Observer (also 44m). If the Senator Observer was 40 or 42mm, id take that over the JLC RdM any day. Not sure why they decided to make them so big. The senator perpetual calendar is also nice.

4. Never liked the nautilus. The white dial didnt change anything for me. 

5. NOMOS Glashutte is growing on me A LOT.

Next watch may well be:

1. Speedmaster Professional
2. GO Senator Observer
3. Nomos Glashutte Zurich Worldtimer



Cylon,

I'm very glad you post on SF - I find your posts very insightful.

1. Don't like either.

2. + 1

3. Also very disappointed by the size

4. I don't know why, but the Nautilus is growing on me...?

5. +1
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Superb-looking!

Thank you smile.gif

From the same day:

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Today's:

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I have that watch IWC ref 3706 Fliegerchrono, definitely one of the best looking watches around, imho
so much better than the newer versions or 'spitfires', again, imo
I also have a Mk XV (original version) in white


 



Nice watch and cufflinks! where can i find custom cufflinks like those?
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Thank you smile.gif
From the same day:
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Today's:
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Love the jaeger lecoultre. You got a great lighting on it too. What's the model?

 

 

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nonserviam: killer combo!!!

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Cylon,
I don't agree with many of your opinions, but I'm very glad you found SF - I find your posts very insightful.
1. Don;t like either. Period.
2. + 1
3. Also very disappointed by the size
4. I don't know why, but the Nautilus is growing on me...?
5. +1
Lastly: Great list


Thanks for the kind words--disagreeeing is more fun anyway fistbump.gif

 

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and imho this is the best yachtmaster yet
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and whoever in the head office greenlit this deserves torture
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im not a huge fran of the blue face on the YM, but it does look nice.

and ive never liked their blinged out mens watches. but, im not a huge fan of blinged out mens models either. the diamond between the bottom lugs on the platinum pateks are cool. more than that i dont really like so much. but rolex must have a market for em cuz they always make em,

I've always thought those over the top blinged out models to be aimed at women.
The only time I've seen the leopard daytona in the wild was on a hot asian chick.

That blue face YM reminds me of a Sector.
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Is there a good encyclopedic coverage of Baselworld somewhere? The standard blogs just seem to pick out a piece here and there.
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First off, thanks Cyclon. for your insights. Plus, it gives me an opportunity to respond smile.gif.

1. I like the Tudor Pelagos. Dare I say it may replace my (increasingly diminished over the last few weeks) desire for a 5513/14060 sub. Not sure why thats been the case recently--could just be a mood swing. The blue yachtmaster is nice, as is the red bezel Tudor but they don't get my mojo going like the TP does. The nondate c-sub was a no brainer though most people here know how i feel about those wider lugs on the c-sub--just not for me. Rolex just seems very BLAH to me atm. Skydweller was a train wreck.

As I posted earlier, I think that Tudor's new divers REALLY hit it out of the park this year. The Pelagos and Heritage Black Bay are absolutely wonderful in my eyes. Great size without being too big. However, right now I am leaning towards the HBB. For some reason or another, I like a little bit of color or pop in my sports watches. Funny, because that is completely contrary to what I look for in a dress watch. As for the Sky-Dweller and Rolex pieces in general, I think they really screwed the pooch this year, to put it bluntly. Although I commend Rolex for introducing a new model, and that movement definitely has potential... I just wish they spent more time in thinking of a visually appealing dial. And for $50,000+, lord knows I would purchase a slew of other watches before even considering the Sky... Let me rephrase. I don't think I would ever consider the Sky-Dweller. And I concur with you about the lugs completely.

2. Speedmaster Racing? Sorry I'd buy the speedy pro first. And for those who already own a speedy pro I just dont see them pulling the trigger on another like that. If I want a racing watch...id get a Heuer. Speaking of which The Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Edition has been growing on me too.

+1. It makes me cringe when Omega bastardizes the Speedy Pro. I feel like they try to milk it for all that it is worth, which just ends up tainting the original. 'Tis sad.

3. As I've said before, I've been eagerly awaiting Glashuttes releases. The GO Cosmo Tourbillon is ugly. I can appreciate the complications, but..bleh. As for the Pano redesign, love the slimmer bezel,lugs but I agree with gdl on the old 2 dial display. Not sure how I feel about the redesign yet. I can't say I dislike them, but I have yet to say I WANT THAT WATCH. I have never understood why GO sized the Senator Chrono XL the way they did (44mm), and now the new Senator Observer is the same (also 44m). If the Senator Observer was 40 or 42mm, id take that over the JLC RdM any day. Not sure why they decided to make them so big. Now I have to wait to try the Senator Observer on the wrist. The senator perpetual calendar is also nice.

Hmm here is definitely where we diverge smile.gif. I will agree with you about the oversizing of GO. Who on earth wants a 48mm dress watch??! It just confuses me. The Senator Observer's size also makes me sad. I really feel like GO is going the wrong direction, if this is any indication. With that said, I would take the JLC RDM before the SO every day of the week and twice on Sunday. That is definitely one of my favorites ever, although it saddens me that they have painted blue hands on the new JLC MUT RDM! Where I disagree with you is mainly in the new PML, PMD, etc. Although I wish they had not upsized all the way to 40mm (I think 37-39 would have been better), I absolutely love the new design. I have a new object of my affections. I may have to do some 'downsizing' to pick one of these bad boys up.

4. Never liked the nautilus. The white dial didnt change anything for me.

I love the Nautilus, and I love the white dial one as well. With that said, I would rather spend that kind of money on around 30 other Patek's before picking up a Nautilus. But that is just my prerogative.

5. NOMOS Glashutte is growing on me A LOT (but not because of anything in particular at baselworld).

I agree. I really want to try some of the 35mm models on the wrist. Their price : value ratio is through the roof.

As for next watch... perhaps the new GO PML. Or try to scoop up one of the old ones (even though I have heard that they are difficult to come across).
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Thank you smile.gif
From the same day:
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Today's:
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While not an expert on luxury watches, as far as appearance in the pictures, I like the JL better. Thanks for posting pics.
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Is there a good encyclopedic coverage of Baselworld somewhere? The standard blogs just seem to pick out a piece here and there.

I find that thepuristspro.com has the most comprehensive "encyclopedia-like" coverage.
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I find that thepuristspro.com has the most comprehensive "encyclopedia-like" coverage.

+ 1. Other blogs were too cluttered with rainbow daytona and hublot x ferrari.

And courtesy of TPP:

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Cylon : I really love the new pano design. I'll probably place an order two years from now. Im leaning towards the PanoReserve. I really like the cal 65 (I'm a sucker for manual wind). I know a lot of people would prefer the PML tho.
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Love the jaeger lecoultre. You got a great lighting on it too. What's the model?

Thank you! It's the Master Control Chronograph. In rose gold. The light was the morning light on the day of my daughter's christening. Nothing says watch idiot like stopping to take a pic of your watch when you have other more important matters to attend to satisfied.gif
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While not an expert on luxury watches, as far as appearance in the pictures, I like the JL better. Thanks for posting pics.

No wonder, the Submariner was never a luxury watch per se. It was definitely a tool watch when it was new, in the early seventies. But thanks to the OCD of watch collectors, what was once only a tool with the twist of red writing is a now an expensive luxury item. Go figure.
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nonserviam: killer combo!!!

Thanks Cylon! I had a hard time picking one out this morning biggrin.gif

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Thank you! It's the Master Control Chronograph. In rose gold. The light was the morning light on the day of my daughter's christening. Nothing says watch idiot like stopping to take a pic of your watch when you have other more important 


 

Thank you. On my wish list for this year.

 

 

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