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post #21796 of 48312
The Memovox is awesome. I should've gotten this watch when I had the chance. Personally I find it more interesting than the (very elegant ) Reverso..
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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.

Mimo, have you tried on the Rads? They sit very differently than the Luminors, and I kinda dig it.

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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!
post #21797 of 48312
Bah. Here is a real watch.



Took it outta the box and immediately swapped out the bracelet for my hornback, which looks a lot better on this than my Sub. The bracelet is quite nice, though.
post #21798 of 48312
As for Bell & Ross: it seems to be a rather contrived brand, like Haagen-Daaz. Their first watches were interesting, especially the quartz models like the Demineur and the multifunction dress models. Others were basically pricier versions of Sinn models. Sinn, B&R and Damasko seem to have had production source ties at one point. Now they seem to have gone crazy.
post #21799 of 48312
Not a Memovox.
post #21800 of 48312
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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....

ive loved every PAM ive owned...and thats a long list. 112, 113, 88,89, 231, 49, 217, 127, and the 196. overpriced, but fantastic watches. Im a huge panerai fanboi.
post #21801 of 48312
i am a big fan of the memovox. not for the function, i doubt id ever use it. but the mechanics are very interesting, and a lot of the models are great looking.

off hand, these are still my faves of the memovox models, and both are watches i really would love to own one day.



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Derek, that's all I needed to cool my enthusiasm, thank you. Haha, just kidding....kind of. tongue.gif

 

RN, I haven't actually, but in a way I like the look of them more.  Might go kick tyres at the Pan shop tomorrow...the guy there is bored enough not to mind!  The only thing is I like that you can change the strap easily on the Luminor, and all that custom business.

 

CC, what I forgot to add was that personally I really like a whole load of JLCs.  The Geographic (and World), the Home Time, the Grand Ultra Thin, and many others.  And if I were to buy one, it would probably be a simple Reverso Grande Taille at the very top of the list, simply because there's nothing like a Reverso made by anyone else, and for me that's the quintessential one.  Every other watch they make probably has alternatives from other makers.  As for the Memovox, it too is distinctive and I like it in itself, but it's not my first pick personally.  Just others are prettier, which influences me more than most other criteria.

 

Stich, but that is quite pretty indeed....stupid strap though.

post #21803 of 48312
they are effing gorgeous. its hurts how bad i want one now, after reading up on it again and looking at pics.
post #21804 of 48312
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Derek, that's all I needed to cool my enthusiasm, thank you. Haha, just kidding....kind of. 
tongue.gif


youll come around...give in...thank me later. wink.gif
post #21805 of 48312
i sure did.

wait, what are we talking about again?
post #21806 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.

Coldcava: I say totally go it, all of the Memovox's are a very cool & timeless watches. The new JLC Memovox tribute to the deep sea model (European version as shown above) is simply beautiful, if you can find one. I think the alarm is great.

 

It's probably the nicest re-issue I've ever seen. The older orig. dress memovox's are equally as beautiful. A true watch collection isn't complete without a Memovox. You have very good taste.

 

Please post a pic once you get it. Cheers

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The Geographic (and World), the Home Time, the Grand Ultra Thin, and many others.  

No shout out for the MUT Moon smile.gif

Also, I am with Devoti... A watch collection should have a Memovox or variation thereof.
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they are effing gorgeous. its hurts how bad i want one now, after reading up on it again and looking at pics.

Even the re issues are way out of my price range.
post #21809 of 48312

I dunno.  I had a Master Reveil back in the day.  The novelty of a mechanical alarm wore off quickly.  Plus it wasn't even a very good alarm - soft and muted in volume and tone while on the wrist and only a bit better off the wrist.  Didn't keep it long.  Would not repeat.

 

post #21810 of 48312
With all this talk of alarm watches, I thought I'd mention that the Cricket has been great to wear so far...



I like it more than I expected to. The way the movement operates is quite clever, it has some legit history as a record-depth-setting watch from back in the days when they were essential pieces of diver's kit. The alarm function is kinda neat and definitely doesn't suffer from a lack of sound volume, but it's one area of the horology thing that I'm fine with conceding to the mobile phone.
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