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The previous page of posts is excellent in its entirety.  I love this thread, I really do.  It's almost embarrassing.

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Lemania's are some of my favorite chronographs; the mother of wristwatch chronograph movements;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Devoti - 6/10/13 at 4:07am
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Then you have the IWC Portuguese 

 

 

 

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Patek Philippe


Edited by Devoti - 6/10/13 at 4:47am
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Those Lemania chronographs are just great. That really gives me the vintage itch. I honestly just have no clue how to even go about acquiring something like that.
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+1  They look brilliant but I worry about being out of my depth and taking stuff on trust.  I'd hate to be told I've bought a Mickey Mouse piece of shit when I proudly post a picture n TWAT, and have to delete my account in shame.  lol8[1].gif

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You would get worse--silence. Then, perhaps, an in depth post from Apropos about how the dial, hands, crown, date wheel, and lugs are all not original. smile.gif

Name change is always an option.
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Then you have the IWC Portuguese  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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these are fantastic.
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Lemania (and Lemania-based chronographs) - for the win!  Here's one on the wrist:

 

 

Hard to beat that sexy (Lemania-based) back!

 

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^Love that IWC.
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^Love that IWC.

You know, I have to say, the more I look at that IWC, the more I dislike it. For me it strays a little too far outside of the Portuguese aesthetic. Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful watch, but it is looking less and less like a deck watch.
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Newcomer - is that your Galapagos? I had one for about a year and it loved it. Never had a problem with the rubber. Curious as to what happened to it.. It's not a 10K watch by the by..
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In a similar vein, check this out:




I mean this is a $10,000 watch. And it is literally coming apart. How is that really acceptable ethically from the perspective of the watch company?

So I guess I do not really 'get' the "deserving it" argument.

I would kill for the IWC 3786:


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I would kill for a ceramic IWC 3705.

A nice price. Looks solid. Aesthetically not a fan of this style at all, but to each his own. If this is what impresses you, then I can see why PAMs hold no place in your heart, and there's nothing wrong with that.
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Call me boring, but this impresses me. It's the sort of watch I'd take over others if forced to own only one. I'd prefer a Thunderbird but this is close enough. An understated purposeful look that fits with any occasion and highly useful. A countdown bezel would be even more useful.

Stitch - I love this new Port! I only wish they kept the hour and minute hands in the heated blue steel. HEATED BLUE STEEL??! not again.

In the meantime I'll make do with the OG:

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these are fantastic.
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Probably the most affordable way to get an original watch with a Lemania chrono would be the Tutima Bund Watches, Sinn 142, Omega Speedy Marks, and the Fortis Cosmonaut. I'm personally fascinated by center minute chronos and have been watching these. Probably shouldn't have even posted this. 

 

In other news, I have a Speedy Pro coming, should arrive tomorrow. 

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Newcomer - is that your Galapagos? I had one for about a year and it loved it. Never had a problem with the rubber. Curious as to what happened to it.. It's not a 10K watch by the by..

Negative ghostrider. Some guy on WUS posted about it (http://forums.watchuseek.com/f350/iwc-galapagos-aquatimer-poorly-constructed-543168.html). Supposedly this has happened to several people. And my bad on the price, for some reason or another I thought it was a bit more pricey!
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