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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Your TWAT spokeswoman has nothing special in the back worth revealing, for all her ubiquity and other redeeming features.  Rather like a Rolex. :)

 

I beg to disagree, as always, when it comes to the TWAT Princess and mimo's assertion about her behind.  I present proof, NSFW, from the lovely book appropriately titled "Culo."

 

 

Warning: Totally NSFW. And yes, this is Kate Upton in an artsy nude photo from a coffeetable book. (Click to show)

 

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I realize that mimo will most likely still disagree with me and claim that Kate needs more work on the behind, but we must just agree to disagree and take into consideration mimo's preferences for substantial glutes.

 

But, I must say, I loved that analogy re: Rolex. :slayer:

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Much like that GL1 Moonphase I waxed poetically about, Ms. Upton looks just as spectacular from the front as the back. Personally, I would have no qualms flipping her over and admiring her backside. But that is just me.

Also, Mimo, what you said about the Grande Lange's I find interesting. I think your assessment regarding the lugs is probably very accurate. I will have to try some on one day!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
 

 

I beg to disagree, as always, when it comes to the TWAT Princess and mimo's assertion about her behind.  I present proof, NSFW, from the lovely book appropriately titled "Culo."

 

 

Warning: Totally NSFW. And yes, this is Kate Upton in an artsy nude photo from a coffeetable book. (Click to show)

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100

 

I realize that mimo will most likely still disagree with me and claim that Kate needs more work on the behind, but we must just agree to disagree and take into consideration mimo's preferences for substantial glutes.

 

But, I must say, I loved that analogy re: Rolex. :slayer:

Now that's a movement worth looking at.

post #26914 of 48312
back looks great to me.
post #26915 of 48312
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post
 

To me the 3570.50 maybe more historically correct due to the hesalite crystal and steel back. However the sapphire crystal works better for me, and there are few things better than having the ability to get a good look at this movement.

 

 

+1 .  If the recipient is a stickler for things that are historically correct go for the hesalite crystal steel back Speedy Pro.  However, being able to admire the movement is a feature I would probably find tough to pass up.   

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

What's good my TWAT friends, hope all is good. So I am surprised this has not been mentioned yet, but I figured I would bring it into the thread. As we all know, SIHH is around the corner, and some brands have started to show some of the new 2014 novelties. One that really popped was this bad boy:



Below is a nice report done over on TPP:

http://alang.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-10/pi-6166188/ti-900743/s-0/t-alange-sohne-grand-lange-1-moon-phase-the-full-report/

So this is the new Grande Lange 1 Moonphase. I guess it is the big brother of the other Lange 1 Moonphase:



The new GL1M is really quite beautiful in my opinion. The moonphase disc is a thing of beauty, and looks spectacularly made. However, I am a big reticent about the 41mm size. However, it is supposedly very thin.

My take--I really, really like it. I think it is quite gorgeous, and is a bit unexpected. I love the giant moonphase. But then, I am a sucker for giant moonphases. Although it is a bit bigger than I would like, I love the fact that Lange makes good use of the large case size.

Hi Nuke,

For years my favorite Lange was the Lange 1 Moonphase.  I've tried it on and its sublime.  The proportions on it are perfect, the dial is stunning, and the movement is a work of art.  Its easy to make something different or larger, but better is very difficult.  These variations just don't measure up IMHO.  I find the moonphase behind the hour and minute hand a bit busy looking and distracting.  I prefer having the basic time dial to the left, and all of the other functions, date, seconds and moonphase to the right.  Furthermore, from the photos the "blue sky background" on the moonphase dial has gone from a deep regal navy blue to a sort of medium blue which I find less attractive and less dressy.   As for the Grand L1 Moonphase, I've never been a fan of the Grand sized L1s, although at least when they overhauled the L1s a few years back them redid the movement so the date indicator wasn't falling in the middle of the dial.  Obviously, with lots of people choosing larger watches...most companies are falling in line and "Supersizing" their watches.  To me the L1 size at 38.5mm is/was the perfect size for a modern dress watch...at 41 ...its start  to become too large for a dress watch unless you are a linebacker in the NFL.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Now that's a movement worth looking at.

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post #26917 of 48312
I got my watch back from service. There was a $240 line item for "Winding crown, monobloc." What does that mean?
post #26918 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

^^ What does that mean?

P.S. I like the hands more on the new one.

Yup same here. I was never a fan of the lume hands on the regular L1 moonphase.

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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Shut up and take my money?

^^^^
post #26919 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I got my watch back from service. There was a $240 line item for "Winding crown, monobloc." What does that mean?

Personally would take that to mean that the service center completely replaced the crown on your watch. Was that requested .... and/or necessary? I 'd hate to think that would be done without checking first with the customer.




Looking at this evening's mail, I have now received this holiday catalog. From everyone's (ahem) favorite watch retailer:



I searched and searched inside for another "sign" regarding the Explorer II, but alas, there was none. :-(





Also, I have apparently been reading all of the wrong coffee table books.
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Axelman - stunning. back pic? smile.gif
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My afternoon activity: a haircut in Chinatown. I save about $10 for going to Chinatown for a haircut, so by that math I will only need another 38,659 haircuts to save and pay retail for a Patek 5078P minute repeater. Boom!

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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #26923 of 48312
I love that Lange. One of my favorites.
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Jeez, some serious watch pr0n posted in the last couple of pages. Beautiful Frilly smile.gif.
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Swung by the Pop-Up Flea in Soho this weekend and met Ben and Stephen from Hodinkee at their booth. Great guys as I expected and bought a couple straps (patina'ed Italian calf and navy shell cordovan) and a waxed canvas watch roll. They had some great vintage watches on sale and I really enjoyed checking them out and learning more. Was also honored that my humble 15202 was included in Hodinkee's recap of wrist shots.

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