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By the way Frills, have you got your eyes set on completing the 5004 trinity smile.gif.

 

Boinnnng! Chubby.

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Did you click the link?
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Also, if you took pictures of these watches yourself, certainly there's a story behind that you could've shared with us.
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Did you click the link I posted?

 

Oh. shog[1].gif

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Also, if you took pictures of these watches yourself, certainly there's a story behind that you could've shared with us.

 

Short story is that I used to do a bit of watch journalism as a hobby.

 

You (or someone) mentioned SJX. I'm a friend of his. More than once I've had my light tent set up on the bench next to his at watch fairs. There's a lot of dry humour in his watch blogs, which could easily be missed.

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Snapped a pic of my second stellar piece....I have neither the budget nor the inclination to own any more. Between the JLC Master Calendar and the Flieger I think they cover a lot of ground pretty well.

 

 

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^^^ One solid dress watch and sports watch is all anyone needs and more than most have.

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Snapped a pic of my second stellar piece....I have neither the budget nor the inclination to own any more. Between the JLC Master Calendar and the Flieger I think they cover a lot of ground pretty well.
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This is a beautiful watch, but for some reason the fact that the minute hand comes to a point and the hour hand has a blunt end bugs me... is there a functional reason they did that?
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The squared-off hour hand was a signature feature of IWCs flieger watches for a long time.  I'm sorry they abandoned it - I always liked it. It made them instantly recognizable in a sea of black dial pilot watches.

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Beauty. Congrats and please don't ever let this classic go.
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Snapped a pic of my second stellar piece....I have neither the budget nor the inclination to own any more. Between the JLC Master Calendar and the Flieger I think they cover a lot of ground pretty well.




Amen
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^^^ One solid dress watch and sports watch is all anyone needs and more than most have.


I know it's boring, but still wearing this one. FRILLS - a little something in the background for you wink.gif

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The squared-off hour hand was a signature feature of IWCs flieger watches for a long time.  I'm sorry they abandoned it - I always liked it. It made them instantly recognizable in a sea of black dial pilot watches.

My Mark XV with those same hands is my easiest watch to read at a glance (ironically much easier than a 6mm larger PAM).

Also, that generation IWC Flieger chrono is together with a plexi Speedy probably my two favourite chronographs.
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Snapped a pic of my second stellar piece....I have neither the budget nor the inclination to own any more. Between the JLC Master Calendar and the Flieger I think they cover a lot of ground pretty well.

A great duo you have there! I think that is more than enough to take you any where you need to be. I love the older IWC fliegers as well.
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^^^ One solid dress watch and sports watch is all anyone needs and more than most have.

You know, I find myself being more and more drawn to this kind of thinking. I am very content with my Speedmaster and MUT Moon. Which is why I think that my next piece will be a good while away. However, it will be a bit more Frillsy smile.gif.
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[...]I'm in the same boat, 6.5 inch wrists. I view it as giving me the versatility to feel comfortable wearing watch that is 37mm or smaller, or to go larger(within reason) It simple depends on the watch and the occasion.
For what it's worth, my wrist — which is proportional to my height, not my girth — is generally 7 3/4" around, and I'm fine with wearing a sub-37mm watch when it suits. I feel far more comfortable erring toward more compact than too bulky for watches. In fact, one of the very rare occasions that I've received a comment about a watch was when I was wearing a simple 35mm manual-wind from the '60s, and the words were, "it's nice to see someone your age wearing a normal-sized watch for a change." It was rather encouraging to hear, considering it was coming from my boss' boss.
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The squared-off hour hand was a signature feature of IWCs flieger watches for a long time.  I'm sorry they abandoned it - I always liked it. It made them instantly recognizable in a sea of black dial pilot watches.
The squared-off hour hand certainly was a recognizable feature, but it wasn't IWC's signature, it was the British Ministry of Defence's.

IWC certainly wasn't the only company to make pilot's watches to the rather specific MoD 6B/346 specification:




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IWC's Mark __ series became somewhat conflicted in design following the Mark XV. Later watches retained the British MoD case and naming convention, but changed to the fashionable German B-Uhr-style dial and hands popularized by the Big Pilot — thus creating a bit of a clash for those that appreciate pilot's-watch history. Sadly, coherent design doesn't seem to have been much of a priority since Richemont bought them out, but I doubt they suffer many sleepless nights over it.

Don't forget that this is the same company that simultaneously produced "Mercedes-AMG" and "Climate Change Action" editions of the same watch. I'm beginning to suspect that they do this stuff on purpose as some sort of in-joke.
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Hey guys, long time no talk. I've been getting the AP itch again and I think I really want one of these. Model 15400ST.OO.1220ST.02. Anyone have a feel for what kind of discount might be available? I think it retails for $16.9.

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Yes, I can only imagine what they look like in person. I have actually never seen a VC in person, funny enough. ADs around these parts seem to be few and far between. And I really am amazed that you found a PAM, turn-o-graph, and JLC Squadra for all under $4k. Those are just phenomenal watches.

i have seen a number of them in person, you should endeavor to do so as well. it is well worth it. trust.

thanks, man! shog[1].gif

being in the industry does have its perks. oddly enough, the JLC has the highest MSRP of all my watches, and it cost me less than my others, and i got it BNIB from an AD with my name on the papers and everything, while the others i bought in the secondary market. the ToG and the PAM were the exact same price. to the penny. i just realized that the other day.
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I know it's boring, but still wearing this one. FRILLS - a little something in the background for you wink.gif
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great pic.

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Hey guys, long time no talk. I've been getting the AP itch again and I think I really want one of these. Model 15400ST.OO.1220ST.02. Anyone have a feel for what kind of discount might be available? I think it retails for $16.9. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

no sure on what discounts are available off hand, but you can get it from prestige time for 20% off retail. that being the case, you could probably find B&M places that would go to 15% back. whatever the price, its a great looking AP.
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