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That is exactly what it means. From what I have learned, the 3/4 plate is the traditional 'Glashutte' plate design. Purportedly it was designed by Lange back in the good old days, but of course people fight over who came up with it. Supposedly it makes the movement sturdier, and lends itself less to soiling, but I think it is kept more for the sake of tradition, and to distinguish the Glashutte tradition from its Swiss brethren.
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I thought about buying the PanoReserve when it hits the store.. But I've been saving up for a Lange 1 for so long.
well god damn. this is the way to go
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3/4 plate

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not a 3/4 plate

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And Rolex... well, I just don't get it. At least their current models. I do agree with you on the new DJII though. Rolex's new models seem to traverse the line between tool and dress. I think that are better at doing one or the other. For what it is worth, I have developed something of a hankering for vintage Rollies. The 1016 Explorer, to be exact. That seems like a dangerous path to traverse, however.

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just checking in. lots of great watches the past few pages guys. i almost cried when i read the below post.
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^ thanks, i no longer have it, sadly- took it in a trade but ended up feeling it was just too dressy for my day to day streetwear. it's a stunning watch, i would certainly recommend it if you want a moonphase.
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Satisfied?
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^ Yup. The best Explorer, IMO. The painted face is great.

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Not my pic, just quickly googled

Are these hard/expensive to come by in a good condition?
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^ Yup. The best Explorer, IMO. The painted face is great.
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Not my pic, just quickly googled
Are these hard/expensive to come by in a good condition?

6-8k range. Easy to come by, since they were in production for 20 some odd years!

http://www.chrono24.com/en/search/index.htm?query=rolex+1016&suchen=Search&dosearch=true&searchexplain=1&resultview=list
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whoa...I definitely did not say cheap. I've been looking for a vintage one to be honest, however, have seen the Bell & Ross and liked the look of it. I posted to see how it stacked up against the cheaper Sinn because I knew that most here would consider more than just looks. Seems like most think Sinn is the better buy. If I were to go cheaper, just to get the look I would seriously consider Steinhart as well.

 

probably the best overview i found:

 

http://www.watchprojects.com/reviews/a-list-of-xxi-flieger-chronographs/

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Good link thanks. There was also one awhile back posted by Foo that explained quite a bit. I didn't think of these as Fliegers, more likely a brand of military inspired watches not necessarily pilots. It's clear to me now there isn't much of a difference.
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6-8k range. Easy to come by, since they were in production for 20 some odd years!
http://www.chrono24.com/en/search/index.htm?query=rolex+1016&suchen=Search&dosearch=true&searchexplain=1&resultview=list

Thanks. Price seems high to me; for some reason I expected these to be cheaper than a 5513, but from a quick search on that site it seems those are available for less than 5k.
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Twas a sign: wait for the new one my friend 

 

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6126283&rid=0


Panomatic reserve for me, the white/ silver one. /search
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Thanks. Price seems high to me; for some reason I expected these to be cheaper than a 5513, but from a quick search on that site it seems those are available for less than 5k.

It depends on the year. If you want to get one in the early 60s, with a gilt dial, and in great condition, you are going to have to pay a bit more. Like any vintage rollie, you are paying for patina and condition ha. There are some in the 5k range that I liked, but I just don't think I can justify dropping that kind of cash on vintage at this point, for something that I would consider a "fun" watch.
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Panomatic reserve for me, the white/ silver one. /search

Well that was easy icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Bear in mind though, the previous pics I posted show the watch you like in a slightly dull light.

 

Check this out from Purist Pro. Looks like the dial isn't a flat pure white but creamier off-white and the blue hands really stand out

 

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source (for some really nice big pictures)

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