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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Root beer today.

Love it.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

NS, you're really rolling out the pr0n here.  And I don't mean that as a lascivious comment about your legs.  Great watch, great pics.

OM, that is a pretty watch.  Now you know where your wife is, maybe check where your credit cards are?

Lol, nice call.
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While wearing the Longines Retrograde, I experienced some relatively intense wobble from the rotor and can wear the rotor spin noise when it's free wheeling.

I was initially worried, since I have not experienced that with other automatic watches I owned, but having a search on the net, to my relief it is normal for Valjoux 7750 movements. The 7750 is a unidirectional wind movement, has a big rotor that tends to freewheel when rotating in the non-winding direction, creates the rotor noise, and also spins fast enough to generate centrifugal forces that causes the whole watch to wobble. And since the Longines L707.2 is based on the 7750, it inherited this phenomena.

While I can supposedly enjoy this movement as the alive soul of the mechanic watch, I personally would prefer a quieter and non wobble watch, there is absolutely no noise and wobble on the Rolex 3135 and Omega 2500 I own.
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The Valjoux wobble is awesome. One of my favorite aspects of the movement. It takes a bit of time to get used to, but the 7750 has a lot of character!
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Love the hobnail bezel.
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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Oh dear, my wife has apparently found the PP boutique in London, where the sales agent showed her a 7119/1 -- judging by the photographic evidence.

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While this strikes mortal fear into my wallet, I will admit to you gentlemen that -- as ladies watches go -- I do think it's a real beaut.

 

While others might think a Calatrava is "too plain" (it certainly has no complications), the 7119 (which is the 31mm version of the 36mm men's 5119) is really very nicely done.  You've got to see it in person to appreciate the enamel-like dial, the exquisite hobnailed bezel - and unlike its predecessor the 3919 it has a delicious display back that shows the lovely manually wound cal 215.  And on a bracelet it's just really lovely - especially for ladies.

 

So - you gonna get it for her?

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+1.

I've had a few wobblers and haven't minded them one bit.


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The Valjoux wobble is awesome. One of my favorite aspects of the movement. It takes a bit of time to get used to, but the 7750 has a lot of character!
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

+1.

I've had a few wobblers and haven't minded them one bit.


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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

The Valjoux wobble is awesome. One of my favorite aspects of the movement. It takes a bit of time to get used to, but the 7750 has a lot of character!

I will get used to it, haha, since I love the watch, even more reason to appreciate it.
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holy moly so many great rolex pics ya'll. to many to quote, but all fantastic!



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mimo has made a fine argument for the Explorer 39mm.... here's a bit of visual aid.
Perfectly symmetricized, no? And I will suffer no criticism regarding the length of the hands. None! They are perfectly fine...nothing to see here LOL. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
@ stitchy: congrats....I won't be wearing any sweaters here in the Gulf Coast for many months! Enjoy.

great looking explorer.

thanks for teh kind words. i got lucky here with teh weather for a day. rare to have a sweater day in teh bmore summer.
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Congrats bud! It looks great! Brand new, it looks like the cape cod cloth did wonders!
Finally finished with the exam. I have enjoyed catching up on all the threads over the last few days. The date function thing is really interesting. And i enjoyed reading everyone's perspectives to the question I asked a few days ago. I look forward to contributing hear more regularly again!

thanks, newC! but the cape cod has not even arrived yet. i hope it makes it even more fresh looking.

fantastic news on the exam finishing and i look forward to seeing more of you here!
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So, I found out the issue with my MUT Moon:
"In regards to the watchmaker's diagnosis, it seems that there was an issue with the minute hand and the second hand touching during rotation. A slight adjustment that will be remedied by the replacement of those hands and a maintenance service to re-seal the case."
Well, at least things will be good as new! They also said they will give it the full spa treatment. Looks like it will be coming back in a few weeks. Not too shabby!

DOOOD!!! great news!!!
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

I know I'm late for the party, but: congrats! Looks good on you! I like the red touches, and the bezel looks very cool to me.
For myself, same shorts, different watch tongue.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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One more, just because wink.gif
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thanks, NS. appreciate that! the bezel is unreal in the sun, reflects the light beautifully.

GREAT patek. would love to have one of those in the stable one day.
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I just absolutely adore this blend of colors and accents - and how the clothes and shoes complement the ensemble.  Good job!

thanks, mang!!! here is a full pic. peepwall[1].gif

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Stitchy, who wrote lemon and cherry in different chalks?
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2 Longines on 2 hands, but from the one wallet... blush.gif

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Root beer today.

The root beer (or bronze GMT as it was called at a number of ADs years ago), was never one of my favorite combinations for a GMT.  However, with some time out of production, and not having seen one in a long time, its fun seeing one again and I've come to appreciate it more than I did years ago.  

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Daytona after seven years of continuous wear while running a restaurant. Now what I was going to say is that if I could find a Daytona that looked like this (But with the movement in good shape), I would buy it.

Sorry Hayward, but it looks like sh*t.  There's nothing rare or unusual about watches that have led a rough life.  Why not buy one that's at least in reasonable cosmetic shape and then create your own memories and battle scars, rather than having some one else do it for you?  Or in the alternative, buy a brand new one, tie it to the back you your car and drag down the street for a few miles.  It will look the same pretty soon.  

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

While others might think a Calatrava is "too plain" (it certainly has no complications), the 7119 (which is the 31mm version of the 36mm men's 5119) is really very nicely done.  You've got to see it in person to appreciate the enamel-like dial, the exquisite hobnailed bezel - and unlike its predecessor the 3919 it has a delicious display back that shows the lovely manually wound cal 215.  And on a bracelet it's just really lovely - especially for ladies.

 

So - you gonna get it for her?

It works for the ladies version...the men's version, I hate the lugs.  Sadly, in the men's version the lugs are just cheaply soldered on, and easy to break off  (it may be a classic case for them, but not a good design).  I've been at a Patek AD when one showed up to get a lug soldered back on after the owner accidentally hit it against a doorway.  The AD told us they've seen this several times and never to purchase a version with the soldered lugs.  If I were buying a Calatrava, it would have to have a more solid lug that's more integrated into the case.  However, as a ladies watch on a bracelet its really beautiful.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

holy moly so many great rolex pics ya'll. to many to quote, but all fantastic!
great looking explorer.

thanks for teh kind words. i got lucky here with teh weather for a day. rare to have a sweater day in teh bmore summer.
thanks, mang!!! here is a full pic. peepwall[1].gif

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Wow...Stitchy goes all GQ for us!  Sweater weather in Bmore, this time of year...you must be too used to the 90+ degree weather and 95% humidity, and I'll guess the temps dropped down to an icey 82 wink.gif I lived in DC for 3 years...I don't know how you can wear a sweater in Bmore this time of year.  I'm roasting to death just thinking about it.  Great shoes...but the watch can't be seen in your GQ photo shoot!

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Stitchy, who wrote lemon and cherry in different chalks?

That would be my daughter. smile.gif

Very cute longines double pic by the way.

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Wow...Stitchy goes all GQ for us!  Sweater weather in Bmore, this time of year...you must be too used to the 90+ degree weather and 95% humidity, and I'll guess the temps dropped down to an icey 82 wink.gif
 I lived in DC for 3 years...I don't know how you can wear a sweater in Bmore this time of year.  I'm roasting to death just thinking about it.  Great shoes...but the watch can't be seen in your GQ photo shoot!

Thanks, dino!

It was actually a chilly 60° the morning that I wore that. I could not believe the temperature dropped that low in the middle of July in Baltimore. But you better believe I was going to take advantage of that LOL.

Sorry that the watch didn't show up in the full pic, I wish it had. I just wanted to show frills the entirety of the outfit that he was complementing me on.

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thanks, mang!!! here is a full pic. peepwall[1].gif

Warning: Stitchy going GQ on us! (Click to show)

 

 

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Sorry that the watch didn't show up in the full pic, I wish it had. I just wanted to show frills the entirety of the outfit that he was complementing me on.

satisfied.gif

 

And I'm glad you posted that pic!  Were those G&G's you were sporting in that pic?  Those aren't the new ones you ordered from Nick, were they?  (Yes, as you know I lurk and surface every now and then in the G&G thread)... Looks great!

 

And yes, it got a bit cold in NYC this weekend too.  Still, wore a shirt and shorts yesterday, so not GQ-ish like Stitchy.  Had to put the three year old through her paces in a quick playground workout - go for the burn!  

 

 

 

Dino will note that I'm wearing my 114270 in this pic.  Heh heh.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

And I'm glad you posted that pic!  Were those G&G's you were sporting in that pic?  Those aren't the new ones you ordered from Nick, were they?  (Yes, as you know I lurk and surface every now and then in the G&G thread)... Looks great!
And yes, it got a bit cold in NYC this weekend too.  Still, wore a shirt and shorts yesterday, so not GQ-ish like Stitchy.  Had to put the three year old through her paces in a quick playground workout - go for the burn!   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Dino will note that I'm wearing my 114270 in this pic.  Heh heh.

thanks! lol @ me being GQ, you guys.

they are GGs, but not the ones from nick. they are the arrans, a chukka boot. the shoes from nick are a modified st. james II. and they have not arrived yet. but soon!!

great pic with your kid. very sweet.
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