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now that i recall it was at the Rolex Basel tour a couple years ago and it was a Platinum President... not a Daytona

Ah...that explains it.  

 

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^^ I was afraid to say that in case I got it wrong...started typing then thought "best wait for Dino...".

Thanks Mimo, that made me laugh.  

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On another matter, I saw this a couple of weeks ago.  I liked it a lot, in all its forms.  What's the grown-up view? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



im no grown up, but id rock it. its beautiful. love the dark and somber vibe it gives off.
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im no grown up, but id rock it. its beautiful. love the dark and somber vibe it gives off.

I like that model, although I prefer the white dialed version.

Waiting for Dino to weigh in on his favorite teutonic brand happy.gif
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I just like the way the red leap year indicator looks against the black.  Sometimes it's the tiniest details!  Not that I don't like the white one, and I've a thing for blued hands - it's lovely, and the gold in the moonphase really pops.  The black dial looks incredible with the rose gold case too, just not for me.  Come to think of it, off the top of my head I can't think of a steel perpetual calendar with a black dial other than this, at least not that I've seen and drooled over.  

 

And although it's got that German seriousness with its frumpy Roman numerals, no-nonsense case and dark colour, I find the whole thing really quite cheerful; perhaps it's the fat and jolly large-for-dress-watch size, the little relief moon and stars or the slightly quirky mix of hand shapes.  But it makes me smile.

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I really like the black moonphase as well. And for a perpetual calendar moonphase, it really is very simple. Quite impressive that it can communicate so much information with so little dial space. And GOs is far and away the best, in my most humble of opinions. With that said, I really dislike GOs second hand. And this is coming from a big GO lover.
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oh, lol. i love the branding on the second hand. and how the watch is deceptively symmetrical.
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I like that model, although I prefer the white dialed version.

Waiting for Dino to weigh in on his favorite teutonic brand happy.gif

As for my favorite Teutonic brand, well many already know it is Lange.  Although, I really only find myself drawn to the Lange 1/Lange 1 Moonphase and Cabaret (love that its got a rectangular movement).  

 

As for this GO, I find it quite interesting.  On some level the dial looks asymmetric, but its actually quite symmetric.  I'm not sure if I would prefer it to be more asymmetric if that was their intention, or if I'd prefer it to be more symmetric. I am not sure I like the moon phase. I generally think moon phases look better with a silver/white dial paired with a blue disc displaying the moon & stars.   I do like the shape of the hands a lot, although I'm with you on the second hand...I could do without the logo.  

 

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With that said, I really dislike GOs second hand. And this is coming from a big GO lover.

Funny, how a small detail like the tail on the second hand can bother us.  As much as I love ROs, I knew the 15300 was not for me, even before trying it on.  I found the tail on its second hand annoying.  Its a great watch and it was a small detail that I'm sure most people don't care about, but it bothered me.  With the Jumbo...well no issue at all, it nixes the second hand.

 

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and how the watch is deceptively symmetrical.

+1 I find that an interesting detail on this watch, although I'm not sure if I'd like it to look more or less symmetrical. 

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The idea that a watch can accurately track a 4 year period makes my head hurt.  There are more complicated watches out there but just thinking about a fine craftsman sitting there and figuring out how to make a mechanical watch do that is something special.  If I dug more into how it was actually accomplished, I am sure it all makes sense but until then I will still believe in the magic of the Perp Cal.

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I think I agree about the logo on the second hand, but GO's quirky, I can live with it.  It also looks like a perfect counterweight to the long second hand, like the hilt of a sword.  And the second hand looks kind of like a dotted line at a glance, separating it from the other hands in a neat trick of design I think.  Also, the minute hand is especially lovely!

 

This is all madness.  But there is no going back.

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Had a very good week and looking forward to picking up the black dial Daytona before the end of the weekend.

 

Thanks all for the comments and advice.

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The idea that a watch can accurately track a 4 year period makes my head hurt.  There are more complicated watches out there but just thinking about a fine craftsman sitting there and figuring out how to make a mechanical watch do that is something special.  If I dug more into how it was actually accomplished, I am sure it all makes sense but until then I will still believe in the magic of the Perp Cal.


I am especially in love with the perpetual calendar's complication and aesthetic - if that isn't obvious by now. I like the challenge of being able to pack a whole lot of detail into a relatively small dial and not make things look overly busy.

I miss my PCs when I travel so I end up bringing one with me haha. Here is the 3970P in action in South Beach tonight.

Also, just to clarify, I am just sitting comfortably with my legs crossed in the picture on the upper right hand side. I am not about to reach into my crotch and touch myself.

za2ejare.jpg



/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
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Had a very good week and looking forward to picking up the black dial Daytona before the end of the weekend.

 

Thanks all for the comments and advice.

 

Wishing you luck with your purchase.  Can't wait to see some photos once its home...here is a photo of mine to get you through the next few days...

 

 

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I miss my PCs when I travel so I end up bringing one with me haha. Here is the 3970P in action in South Beach tonight.

Also, just to clarify, I am just sitting comfortably with my legs crossed in the picture on the upper right hand side. I am not about to reach into my crotch and touch myself.

za2ejare.jpg
 

/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/

Hey be careful where that hand is going!  Its one thing to profess your love for perpetual calendars, its another thing to show yourself "loving" your perpetual calendar!  ;)

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im no grown up, but id rock it. its beautiful. love the dark and somber vibe it gives off.

+1 from another juvenile....it's the overall darkness of this one that I'm digging. It looks so serious to me somehow...


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Also, just to clarify, I am just sitting comfortably with my legs crossed in the picture on the upper right hand side. I am not about to reach into my crotch and touch myself.

Frilly, you're such a tease LOL.

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Had a very good week and looking forward to picking up the black dial Daytona before the end of the weekend.

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I respect the Daytona both as an iconic design and for the technical excellence of its current incarnation, but I just don't particularly like it on my wrist. Discovering this was both a surprise and a disappointment!

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Wishing you luck with your purchase.  Can't wait to see some photos once its home...here is a photo of mine to get you through the next few days...

 

 

 

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Camera phone pic from a few days ago when I tried it on in store. Next picture I'll have to take from home.

 

 

Also tried on.

 

 

If I had a watch that I only wore in the summer I think this might be it. Has a great look to it in person.

 

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