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Booyah.

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Not a Memovox.


If only I could get over my aversion to plexi.. That Polaris would check all the boxes for me.. Beauty. Hey, at least it wouldn't SHATTER right?
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Word. The strap sickness alone is reason enough to stay away.biggrin.gif
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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.

Stich, but that is quite pretty indeed....stupid strap though.
post #21812 of 48312
Thanks for the comments.. I love some of the variations shown with the Memovox/deep sea tribute, and the black faced version.. I probably should have specified that I'm looking to fill a void of a dress watch in my possession. So while those area beauty's - I'd probably be going for something along the lines of what Roger posted above..

That said.. I'll need to see them in person, but leaning Grand Taille. Thanks for the discussion of the Memovox.. I know it's nothing comparable, but when I was killing time, I had the folks at Harry Winston show me some watches (this might be 2 years ago), and they pulled out a minute repeater. It made an impression. (as any six figure watch might) I never quite understood what the appeal was of the minute repeater, and now at least I've seen the light.

Having not seen or heard the Memovox in person, and while I don't expect anything as dramatic, the idea of a mechanical watch alarm in a fine wristwatch has its appeal.
post #21813 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Even the re issues are way out of my price range.

i know. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


as i understand, its more of a reminder alarm than a wake you up alarm. i like the deep sea ones far more than the master reveil though. no hate.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

If only I could get over my aversion to plexi.. That Polaris would check all the boxes for me.. Beauty. Hey, at least it wouldn't SHATTER right?

lol, that watch perfect as far as im concerned.
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Found my new wall clock...

 

 

 

http://www.watchismo.com/diesel-dz7262.aspx

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Friend of mine is a photographer at an event in Las Vegas right now and sent me this pic of a model and her JLC Master Compressor - Valentino Rossi #46.

 

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Stitch - Is the Polaris readily available?

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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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.  smile.gif

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
Generally not a B&R fan but I have to say that model in PVD is not bad. Not bad at all.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

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.

Same here, except my 236. Too heavy to wear for long periods of time. Loved the bracelet design though. I no longer have that one but still have my 170 bracelet. The Ti is much lighter and easier to wear. I've had a few too: 103, 112, 170, 190, 228, 251, 236, 288. Still have (and wear) most of them.
post #21819 of 48312
frills, after a while i found the watch in that pic. way too big for her, she should give it to me.
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

Stitch - Is the Polaris readily available?

i believe not. i think they are going for 20k + if you can find one for sale, not a lot out there from my quick searching. im so sad. its beautiful. i may have to console myself with the deep seas tribute, memovox or chrono. oh wait, i cant afford that now either. FML.
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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.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Hi Frills,  regarding deployants, particularly on high end watches, it just completes the experience and design IMHO.  Yes, Patek's have come under fire about their deployants seeming flimsy compared to those on ALS (those can double as a bottle opener they are so rigid and strong).  Still, Patek's do the job are a bit more comfortable from the get go (many people have to flip the ALS ones around to get a reasonable fit (Although theirs are a substantial amount of gold or platinum).  

 

As for cufflinks, I can easily see them not being appealing to some people.  I rarely buy shirts with French cuffs these days so haven't bought cufflinks in many in years.

 

I much prefer your friend's 5270.  I've just never been able to warm up to the Aquanaut.  When it comes to their dress watches I have a strong preference for the Nautilus (5711 and 5712).

 

Also, great photo celebrating Kate Upton's Bday!

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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.


Quite possibly the only Memovox that holds any interest for me.  Very handsome watch!

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

A friend of mine bought one and had the same ownership impressions you did. The novelty quickly wore off and he thought the alarm on it sucked, and he sold it after about 6 months.

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Originally Posted by Coldcava View Post

Thanks for the comments.. I love some of the variations shown with the Memovox/deep sea tribute, and the black faced version.. I probably should have specified that I'm looking to fill a void of a dress watch in my possession. So while those area beauty's - I'd probably be going for something along the lines of what Roger posted above..

That said.. I'll need to see them in person, but leaning Grand Taille. Thanks for the discussion of the Memovox.. I know it's nothing comparable, but when I was killing time, I had the folks at Harry Winston show me some watches (this might be 2 years ago), and they pulled out a minute repeater. It made an impression. (as any six figure watch might) I never quite understood what the appeal was of the minute repeater, and now at least I've seen the light.

Having not seen or heard the Memovox in person, and while I don't expect anything as dramatic, the idea of a mechanical watch alarm in a fine wristwatch has its appeal.

Minute repeaters are very, very special.  The Memovox is a good watch, but its never going to be a minute repeater substitute.  As I mentioned above, one of my friends owned a Memovox and his ownership experience mirrored Roger's experience, and he found it to be a bit disappointment.

 

My vote would be for a Reverso but to each his own.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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100% agree, memovox should never be viewed even as a poor mans repeater. Totally different.

Glad you also like the Polaris.
post #21822 of 48312
So - I just got back home from Hong Kong (FINALLY) - saw all the backlash on my RL67 post.

I see the issue with designer branded watches... at $9500, I would not buy the RL67 chrono - I'd rather have the JLC MC Chrono that uses the same movement.

However, at $3,000 you're not getting a prestigious brand on a watch (save a vintage Omega or Rolex) - so I am less concerned at that price point. It's large, but sat very well on my wrist. And I think (in person at least) it looks INFINITELY better than a B&R. $3,000 is also about as low price as you get for a new C.O.S.C, and this one is (someone asked "how can they write chronometer on it). Otherwise, only Tissot makes one in that price, that I know of.

Either way - it's a matter of taste. I liked it, but I didn't spend $3k on it and I probably wouldn't. If it were eligible for the 40% off sales, I'd be all over it, though.
post #21823 of 48312
You can get COSC rated watches for far less. Ultimately it doesn't matter. Buying a designer branded watch is ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post

So - I just got back home from Hong Kong (FINALLY) - saw all the backlash on my RL67 post.

I see the issue with designer branded watches... at $9500, I would not buy the RL67 chrono - I'd rather have the JLC MC Chrono that uses the same movement.

However, at $3,000 you're not getting a prestigious brand on a watch (save a vintage Omega or Rolex) - so I am less concerned at that price point. It's large, but sat very well on my wrist. And I think (in person at least) it looks INFINITELY better than a B&R. $3,000 is also about as low price as you get for a new C.O.S.C, and this one is (someone asked "how can they write chronometer on it). Otherwise, only Tissot makes one in that price, that I know of.

Either way - it's a matter of taste. I liked it, but I didn't spend $3k on it and I probably wouldn't. If it were eligible for the 40% off sales, I'd be all over it, though.

^ FWIW you could get a really cool vintage Heuer for $3k, IMO much cooler than Rolex or Omega at that price point. YMMV though.
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No shout out for the MUT Moon smile.gif

Also, I am with Devoti... A watch collection should have a Memovox or variation thereof.

 

If you're not size-ist and just want the novelty, there are 35mm dress versions for a few hundred bucks.  I can see it, and I also think Dev is right: if you're of the collector mindset, it's definitely individual and accessible enough to justify its place I'm sure.  And yeah, the MUT Moon was the next one, but I can't list EVERY one I like!  My only reservation about it is the simple date, which is something I find a bit useless, 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

You can get COSC rated watches for far less. Ultimately it doesn't matter. Buying a designer branded watch is ridiculous.

 

Agreed.  I think if you're buying a generic movement, it's fine if the price reflects that.  A Stowa pilot watch seems perfectly decent to me, but it's half the price, and has its own history.  As for a sporty, chunky chrono, there are so many and they're so similar, I'd have to say that if it were completely generic I'd rather pay a few hundred for a Tissot.  I think I might get one for my teenaged son actually - "proper" enough to be cared for; cheap enough to risk!  Even their COSC watch is under $1k - the most accurate mechanical watch by a mile, under a grand with its ETA movement.  

 

Because fuck Emporio Armani and all their friends.

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