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That is interesting, never really thought about it that way, in re the sun's effect. One thing I like is that the Tourbillon is the seconds indicator, and I love the somewhat DBS type feel of the Tourbillon seconds.

ive only worn 2 tourbillons in my life. a RD and a JLC. its quite the feeling.
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And in regards to the Grieb and Benzinger... would you mind linking it? I honestly know next to nothing about them! And I feel like if you are going to do a Sonnerie, you might as well geaux big or geaux home.

youll have to ask akatsuki about that one.
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I agree with New.  Getting a minute repeater/Sonnerie cheap will a exercise in futility.  The sound won't be as good, the maintenance will be an issue, etc.  Cheap being a relative term, 100K isn't cheap, but it is for a MR/S.  I think the best watch complication is the chronograph.  Most useful, looks cool and is relatively affordable.  A Omega Speedy Pro is a great watch with a classic movement that is quite reasonable. Then again, I wear a Tissot T-Touch as an everyday watch. It has all the functions I need and more, totally accurate and titanium(very light).  It's not mechanical, but I like it.  I also have a vintage Vacheron sub seconds which I use as a dress watch.  Along with a few others.

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ive only worn 2 tourbillons in my life. a RD and a JLC. its quite the feeling.
youll have to ask akatsuki about that one.

Grieb and Benzinger take old top class movements, refinish them to a ridiculous level, recase them, and so forth. Each piece is custom.

You can see some of their current pieces here: http://www.grieb-benzinger.com/

I posted the black blossom some pages back, and I am going to do something in that series: http://www.styleforum.net/t/36253/the-watch-p0rn-thread/10785#post_5223783
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those G&B are just ridiculous... in a good and mindboggling way!
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got an email this morning with first hand pics from baselworld. here are some i liked.
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Love these two, especially the second one.
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i would guess full retail in platinum about 95k and in gold 80k based off of similar models.

Thanks for the response. That's beyond my current budget, but I still appreciate the info.

-LR
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Great looking Lange, and I'm a huge fan of the Tank.  I have your watch's slightly larger sibling, the LC Tank XL and I really enjoy owning it.

Below is a quick wrist shot of my Tank XL.

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Both are great looking dress watches.

-LR
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I wanted to buy a longines watch as i think they looked quite classy. But came to the conclusion they were to expensive and i opted for some reason a Rotary. For some reason i confused the two for each other and mistook them for one another.

Does anyone here like Rotary watches?
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Thanks for the response. That's beyond my current budget, but I still appreciate the info.
-LR

no problem LR, my pleasure. its well beyond mine as well. for now anyways, a man can always dream....
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Love these two, especially the second one.


Love the Senator Observer but I will need to see it in person to make a determination regarding the 44mm case size on my wrist!!

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Love the Senator Observer but I will need to see it in person to make a determination regarding the 44mm case size on my wrist!!


Agree, may be a tad large for my 7" wrists. Beautiful watch though!
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Love the Senator Observer but I will need to see it in person to make a determination regarding the 44mm case size on my wrist!!


Agree, may be a tad large for my 7" wrists. Beautiful watch though!
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Don't have my regular camera, only my cell camera........but here's a shot of my PAM312 on a vintage ammo strap:


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I was thinking about a JLC MUT Tourb for a while, but have been communicating with Grieb and Benzinger lately to maybe go that way.
 


No disrespect to G&B, but they can't compare to JLC on an horological basis.  Just think of these beauties; Gyrotourbillon, Spherotourbillon, Master Tourbillon drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif

 

If the big brands don't do it for you then the only way to go IMHO is with the independents as the earlier KV post helped demonstrate worship.gifworship.gif

 

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No disrespect to G&B, but they can't compare to JLC on an horological basis.  Just think of these beauties; Gyrotourbillon, Spherotourbillon, Master Tourbillon drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif

If the big brands don't do it for you then the only way to go IMHO is with the independents as the earlier KV post helped demonstrate worship.gifworship.gif

Well, the thing with G&B is that they aren't unique movements in that they take old great movements from makers like Patek Philippe, Vacheron, Ulysee Nardin, Minerva and Agazziz from the 1880s to 1930s and then do the design work. So it isn't like you aren't getting an amazing movement.

The JLC is nice, but a bit more conventional. The G&B is custom made to your specifications - you could pretty much specify the color and design and pattern of each and every single piece in the watch.
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