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post #18631 of 48312
I could probably do 5 or more with JLC.

A Master Control or vintage Memovox, the new Master Calendar, the newer Master RdM, a Reverso in either the GT or UT case size (60eme, 2011 enamel time only, and Rouge) and last but not least I could definitely do a Tribute to Deep Sea.

And if the missus lets me, I'd add to that the lady Reverso, and either a vintage Duoplan (bonus points for matching red dial) or Etrier.

Now that I really think about it, JLC really does tick my emotional and intellectual boxes. Hmmm.

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I find this remarkable, by the way. And for Rolex, I'd probably rank them in a very similar order.

But five different models....of what other manufacturer could you possibly say the same?

I suppose Patek for myself. Gimme a Nautilus, and a Calatrava, and a World Timer, and a .....

Or perhaps for dino, he could find five Vacherons that he would truly be captivated by.

But I'd be hard-pressed to name five different models "that really do it for me" from quite a few very recognized, highly-respected brands.

Who's got a roster that's any deeper? And those are all sport models.

Edited by apropos - 3/5/13 at 3:14am
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RogerP

That watch is awesome. My only concern is this - are you taking pictures on the hood of your car? If so, aren't you worried about scratches?!


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The model shown is the titanium version which at present only comes in the 45mm size.  The steel version comes in a 42mm size, but you can't get it with that blue dial.

Another option to consider would be the Aqua Terra with the same terrific cal. 8500 movement.  More versatile than the PO, it's a terrific beach-to-boardroom watch:





post #18633 of 48312

It does kind of look like that, doesn't it?  Well, after a good few layers of wax, anyway.  It's actually the glass top of a watch display box.

post #18634 of 48312

I like 44-46mm watches, but if I were to buy a "dress" watch, I'd go smaller--probably not under 40, though.

 

As for "deep" brands, there are more than 5 IWCs that "sing" to me. I already have my top two (Aquatimer chrono on a bracelet & BI DFB), but I'd add a BP (my top choice is in the father & son set, unfortunately), a Portuguese (very hard to choose one), and a doppel. The IWC bracelet is absolutely phenomenal. Easy, comfortable, understated.

post #18635 of 48312

There are easily 5 Omegas I'd like to own.  Heck, there are probably 5 Speedmasters I'd like to own.

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http://home.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-17/pi-5757323/ti-848568/s-0/

This thread is arguably one of the most absurd things I have seen in a while.

 

Hah I read that thread via PuristSPro.

post #18637 of 48312
RogerP - those pics are amazing.
post #18638 of 48312
A couple of German beauties. Classic looks, perfect proportions. I'd love to have either by my side.

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post #18639 of 48312

The top picture has more enduring beauty and better proportions.  And probably works out a lot less expensive.

post #18640 of 48312

Thank you Stitchy.

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A custom made PP watch with rose gold, took 3 years to make

 

 

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It's Tuesday
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Hi everyone, 

 

I have been looking through this thread with much interest and have drawn my conclusion that many here agree that Lange watches are becoming the closest rivals to PP watches in this day. I personally have had the opportunity to have worn a few Lange's (Lange annual calendar in white gold, Lange 1 timezone, Lange 1 pink gold) and PP's (5296, 5960). While the Lange's are beautifully crafted and manufactured, specifically its movement, which possesses an almost incomparable amount of details and fineness, i continue to find Lange's to be a little too mechanical (pun intended), and missing that personal (emotional) attachment to them compared to a PP. 

 

Putting the brand or the price tag aside, I find the current range of Lange to be superior to PP, especially when it comes to the finishing of the movement and the amount of details that goes into making a Lange movement. Comparing the price tags of both watches, the decision is straightforward - Lange is the outright winner, with the prices of equivalent models close to 50% cheaper than its PP counterpart, however when comparing the full package, i will always choose the PP ahead of the Lange, while the Lange is an excellent and excellent watch, I have seldom been drawn to stopping in my path and just admiring it on my wrist, while this urge continues to resonate whenever i have a PP on my wrist. 

 

While this is my personal opinion, i would love to gather some feedback from you guys, am i the only one that feels this way?

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It's Tuesday

Nice!!!

 

I'm wearing this one.

 

Oops, wrong way.

 

 

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A couple of German beauties. Classic looks, perfect proportions. I'd love to have either by my side.

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Thank you Stitchy.

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