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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Me too, though I think the buckle might be .. wait for it... CERAMIC..

 

I'm prepared to live dangerously on the buckle.
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I confess I was just being a bit of dick because I was bored.  But I do think it's a hideous minger of a design with randomness and glitter inserted as incompetent substitutes for style and coherence. smile.gif

I cannot say that it is the most aesthetically consistent watch out there smile.gif. I kinda dig that domed sapphire though!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Sorry, but I have to disagree.  Many watch companies make cufflinks to go with their watches.  Not sure I see it as any different than Patek, VC, etc making deployant buckles with their insignias, rather than plain tang buckles to enhance the appearance of the watch or to give a more complete look.  Matching cufflinks is hardly any more of a diversion of effort or focus.
+1 

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+1. i love it when we agree!
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post #21784 of 48312
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Hi Frills, with the exception of their diamond versions of cufflinks, when one considers the price of gold and then compares it with the price of gold cufflinks from Cartier, Chopard, Piaget and a few other well known companies, they really in the same ball park.  Places like Cellini have trays of some private label cufflinks, but with the price of gold being what it is, some of theirs are not that much less than cufflinks from better known companies.  

 

I have seen the watch movement cufflinks in person.  You can even find them with real vintage movements from Hamilton and Gruen.  However, there is a big difference in the construction (not just matterial, say gold versus non-gold).  Go in an look at a set of Patek Calatrava gold links, and look at its post and the flexible swiveling section.  The ones pictured above are very flimsy.  I picked up a set of sterling silver ones in college with the same back and posts, the the swivel mechanism wears out quickly and just spins.  Also, on ones from say Cartier or Chopard, they have much more finished backs, sometimes even a smaller but matching back to the cufflinks.  They cost more, but are built to last.  I can understand if its not your thing, and sure 4-5K is nothing to sneeze at but if you really compared a bunch of cufflinks from Cartier, Chopard, Patek, etc... with novelty cufflinks you will notice some big differences in construction.

 

Below are a few pix of some Cartier links I have.  These are quite useful as they are white, yellow and rose gold and  I can change the colors of the bars (which are semi precious stones).

 

Dino944 you have a good point here (as usual).  All of my PPs are on deployant clasps and I don't think twice at all about dropping dime on them, probably because I see their value versus the regular tang buckle (the platinum cases tend to be heavy and swing wildly off my wrist so I might drop them if I used the regular tang buckle and wasn't mindful when taking them off). 

 

The Cartier links you posted look great, and I do agree that it's precious metal + construction that will, at the end of the day, justify the price premium.  In the same vein, Patek's deployant clasps often come under fire versus, say, ALS clasps which feel a lot more sturdy (Patek's clasps do feel flimsy).  Patek's cufflinks are still not for me, but upon further reflection it may well be because I tend to lose cufflinks pretty easily - and maybe part of me is just concerned that if I'd be pissed as hell if I lost stuff that cost that much.  biggrin.gif

 

Wrist shot for the day, pics taken about an hour ago. Not me, but a friend of mine who is in Geneva right now for a week (on Patek's dime too).  In these pictures he's with an employee of Patek Philippe.  Said employee is wearing a travel time Aquanaut (5164A), while my friend is wearing his 5270 perpetual calendar chrono in white gold.

 

 

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Sweet Caroline!
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Look it's a Honda Accord.

More like Honda According TO ARNOLD SHOULD GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!

 

Hahaha - I also loved that line where he pulls up behind the cop car.  And explains why it's funny.

 

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she has eyes?

 

Yes!  Look again.  Then, look again.

 

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Sweet Caroline!

 

In an Ah-nold accent!

post #21787 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Devoti,

 

Bro, you post too many pics of too many watches for too little reason in too short a time with too little comment.  And posting Bell & Ross is a sin by itself, because that product is definitively and empirically the preserve of wankers. 

 

But apart from that, I like you. Keep 'em coming.  Just...slow down.  :)

 

P.S.  On a more positive note, after reading the last twenty pages or more of this thread, making a suggestion like "hey, why not buy a ceramic Bell & Ross?", certainly takes some nuts.  lol8[1].gif

Ok

 

But I have you disagree about B&R, they use to be in a nice watch co with nice movements, however I don't keep up with the what's in or out at GQ (but it's one reason why I don't wear my PAM, it's a poser watch, overplayed) and BR's boxed instrument watch are ridiculously cheesy. Recommending anything is better than that stupid RL67 $3k watch except for that rapper gangster watch 5 pages ago. The vintage 123 is not bad and maybe useful for the OP to see. I'm out

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Aww...it's only the internet, D.  Which PAM do you have?  There are quite a few owners here, and I'm becoming weirdly fascinated by them....

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Can I take the temperature of the forum on the JLC Memovox?

I know it gets brought up from time to time, but more recently when talking about the heritage of a specific design/complication, it seems to fit into that discussion with a history that goes back a fair amount more than the rest of the Master Control line (if I've done my reading correctly).

Does this make it any more or less desirable..

Is the alarm an annoyance or any less/more obtrusive than any other complication?

Still think I'm leaning Reverso when the time comes.. But still open minded.
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Aww...it's only the internet, D.  Which PAM do you have?  There are quite a few owners here, and I'm becoming weirdly fascinated by them....

 

Of course you are!

 

 

PAM332 "1950 regatta rattrapante" from one of mimo's favorite movies, "The Expendables."

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CC: My unreliable and ill-informed opinion is that it's cool.  A mechanical alarm these days strikes me (no pun intended!) as a delightful anachronism.  Like you said, the "Memovox" has been around for decades in a very similar style, and I think it's distinctive and has integrity.  I saw one in the local dealer the other day.  I dig it.  Like a poor man's minute repeater!

 

Frilly, you really don't know about my taste in movies..haha.  And that's...er...not very me!  Man, they're really doing a lot of good placement for their target audience, aren't they?! I'm still drawn to the base Luminor....although the other day I saw a platinum Radiomir and it's haunted me!

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Can I take the temperature of the forum on the JLC Memovox?

I know it gets brought up from time to time, but more recently when talking about the heritage of a specific design/complication, it seems to fit into that discussion with a history that goes back a fair amount more than the rest of the Master Control line (if I've done my reading correctly).

Does this make it any more or less desirable..

Is the alarm an annoyance or any less/more obtrusive than any other complication?

Still think I'm leaning Reverso when the time comes.. But still open minded.

I really think that you cannot go wrong with either of them. The Reverso may have a longer history, and perhaps more illustrious, but the Memovox is one of the great watches of the 50s and 60s. I think that it is really dependent upon the type of watch you want, and whether a watch with an alarm appeals to you. Personally, I think an alarm complication is pretty darn cool and useful. However, the Reverso is a watch with an outstanding provenance.

When it comes to the JLC Master series or the Reverso series, you really, really cannot go wrong.
post #21793 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Coldcava View Post

Can I take the temperature of the forum on the JLC Memovox?

I know it gets brought up from time to time, but more recently when talking about the heritage of a specific design/complication, it seems to fit into that discussion with a history that goes back a fair amount more than the rest of the Master Control line (if I've done my reading correctly).

Does this make it any more or less desirable..

Is the alarm an annoyance or any less/more obtrusive than any other complication?

Still think I'm leaning Reverso when the time comes.. But still open minded.

Memovox are cool. I like them.

The alarm is slightly irritating though. It's really more a novelty than anything nowadays but many would call mechanical watches in general a novelty.
You can really only set the alarm to about +/- 5 min of accuracy.
You have to remember to keep the alarm ringer wound up.
You have to remember to put the alarm crown in the correct position.
The sudden buzzing on your wrist can startle the hell out of you.

Also, when the ringer is wound down and you're not using the alarm, moving your hand around will make a clicking noise near the time the alarm is set.
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Can I take the temperature of the forum on the JLC Memovox? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I know it gets brought up from time to time, but more recently when talking about the heritage of a specific design/complication, it seems to fit into that discussion with a history that goes back a fair amount more than the rest of the Master Control line (if I've done my reading correctly).

Does this make it any more or less desirable..

Is the alarm an annoyance or any less/more obtrusive than any other complication?

Still think I'm leaning Reverso when the time comes.. But still open minded.[/quo
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I have looked at them from time to time when they come up but I know they would only partly satisfy my desire for the Memovox Deep Sea.
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CC: My unreliable and ill-informed opinion is that it's cool.  A mechanical alarm these days strikes me (no pun intended!) as a delightful anachronism.  Like you said, the "Memovox" has been around for decades in a very similar style, and I think it's distinctive and has integrity.  I saw one in the local dealer the other day.  I dig it.  Like a poor man's minute repeater!

 

Frilly, you really don't know about my taste in movies..haha.  And that's...er...not very me!  Man, they're really doing a lot of good placement for their target audience, aren't they?! I'm still drawn to the base Luminor....although the other day I saw a platinum Radiomir and it's haunted me!

 

I have absolutely no idea about your taste in movies... but I thought that picture might entertain you anyway! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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