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Edit: (that was meant to say) Aprops here's something worth checking out. 

Stepan Sarpaneva - many Moon face variants in his range.

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What do u guys think of the senator automatic?
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The others in the same tier price wise (jlc master control, m.u.t., iwc portofino, blancpain villeret) I am not as fond of in their newer incarnations..
Any other brands I should be looking at?

Glashutte Makes some awesome watches, but I have to admit I personally like JLC better. You really can't go wrong with either.

The Glashutte Original PanoMatic Date is very cool.
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Sarpaneva has a great app.  Black Moon.  Very cool.

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The Blancpain is beautiful.  Unfortunately the day/month function is too small for my damn eyes.  I stick to big or time only these days.  Sucks, but saves $$$!

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Aprops here's something a with checking out. 

Stepan Sarpaneva - many Moon face variants in his range.

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Not a fan!
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Just recently looked at a ref 5513( mid 80s I believe) however it does not illuminate at all and the bezel doesn't turn at all. Wondering if perhaps that make; the bezel doesn't turn and the age of the tritium has made it not illuminate. On a side note I came across this from a reputable dealer before crying fake.
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You should also take a look at this (worth) a look - Patek - just classic.  

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Perrelet moon phase

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Zenith Elite Moon phase

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Just recently looked at a ref 5513( mid 80s I believe) however it does not illuminate at all and the bezel doesn't turn at all. Wondering if perhaps that make; the bezel doesn't turn and the age of the tritium has made it not illuminate. On a side note I came across this from a reputable dealer before crying fake.

 

Leftwing37 - Vintage (Or old Rolex) is a minefield, read a little on the production numbers and you can see why. A, with the amount of watches Rolex produced B, the amount of really excellent copies (fakes) about - and in some case the two have mixed!

Its not unusual for a watches of that age to lose its lum (its almost 30 years) or even the bezel to seize but yes in any doubt leave it out!

Great to get a second opinion or even better Rolex authentication. Safe hunting!

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1680

 

The all-american NATO strap on a vintage rolex ref. 1680.

NATO strap from Straply.

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Thanks guys for the recommendations, can't decide if I should go for the MUT 39mm MP or the USA 1931 Reverso. Decisions! frown.gif
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how about this?

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good call on the panomatics cylon! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif definitely alot of style in that one!
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I echo your thoughts Cyclon in regards to the Senator Automatic. I know it is kind of silly, but I just don't know if I would turn to GO for a 'standard' 3-hand watch. The Senator Automatic is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but if I was to go for GO I would probably get the PML, or something from the Sixties or Seventies collection. The Senator Automatic definitely still has that GO DNA that Cyclon was speaking of, which I do like.

And Apropos, in regards to moonphases similar to the JLC MUT Moon, have you considered the BP Villeret Moonphase? And Cyclon, I think Apropos may have meant bigger as in relation to the size of the watch itself, i.e. comprising a greater %age of it. My interpretation could be wrong, of course. I feel like with the BP the moonphase is really the focal point, which I like.

http://www.prestigetime.com/items.php?brand=59&series=785
http://www.prestigetime.com/item/Blancpain/Villeret-Moonphase---Complete-Calendar-40mm/6654-1127-55b.html

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One of my favorites in the price range.

And in regards to LUC Chopard... My god they have some beautiful watches. I have never really been fond of Chopard or skeletonized watches, but the one I saw yesterday... *swoon.*

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i honestly dislike the new villeret with the bigger roman numerals. they are a good deal tho on the second hand market. i think one can even spring for a vintage 34mm perpetual in yellow gold for just a little more on a new ss moonphase..
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Thanks guys for the recommendations, can't decide if I should go for the MUT 39mm MP or the USA 1931 Reverso. Decisions! frown.gif

 

I had the same dilemma--and damn it's tough.

 

Have you tried them on?

 

Also, I can't believe I forgot to mention the Girard Perregaux 1966 collection. It's very similar to the MUT MP.

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