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Cleav,

I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Please send my most sincere condolences to the Duchess. No words ever seem quite right in response to such a loss. However, I hope that wonderful memories of your father-in-law will help your family get through this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Dino
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Dino cheers.gif

Its okay man, thanks

PS are you as learned dear friend with Pocket Watches?
post #28263 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Zenith is a great brand, they (still?) do movements in house, and has a great history. But the design in recent years leaves much to be desired. Even so it's better than it was a few years ago, when they were the Edina Monsoon of watch designs.

Before they went crazy they used to make some great looking watches. Maybe Zenith could herald a 70's revival in watch design, or they could develop a real contemporary aesthetic of their own.


H, quite right, I knew someone had made this comment before apologies for not remembering it was your good self. Here's a Zenith 18k gold De Beers first rotor automatic 1958, I'm in to vintage I think to plug the collection hole.

Kap, very informative thanks for sharing that. Posts like yours and 99.9% of others here certainly make me look at matters with a keener eye, and heart.

post #28264 of 48312
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Happy eve-of-SIHH!

And to commemorate the beginning of watch season, I have penned a small poem.

Twas the night before SIHH, and all through the thread,
All the TWATters were sleeping, and resting their heads.
While over yonder in Switzerland the elves are up working,
The gents here are dreaming of Miss Upton a-twerking.

But in a few hours, as we awake from our beds,
We will find dozens of pictures and articles unread.
Novelties, price increases, complications galore!
But scouring through pictures will be not a bore.

And to here we shall unite, converging in a flurry,
Posting frequently like Stitchy, all in a hurry.
To share what we have seen, the duds and the stars,
And talk of buying watches more expensive than cars.

Watch season is upon us, it finally is here,
And with it only our wallets do have cause to fear.

~Josh



LOL. Brilliant, Nuke.

For Baselworld, I'm expecting a sonnet.
post #28265 of 48312
Re: the Zenith Ultra Thin, seems like Hamilton has something pretty close to that style in their Jazzmaster line for a fraction of the cost.

Simple, silver dial, with dauphine hands.

Nice entry-level dress timepiece with an automatic movement, a la the Visodate from Tissot.
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Met up with a friend this evening.  He was wearing one of these.

 

 

It's quite a lump of tin.  I was polite in case he hit me with it.

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The Visodate is rather nice, but I think it's amazing how hard it seems to find a succesfully designed, current production, simple dress watch at a reasonable price (say, less than $4k). For something that ough to be rather prevalent they sure seem few and far between.

As for Hamilton, I do like some of their offerings, like the 38mm Intra-matic, though I'm not a fan of the 6 o'clock date. Was there a particular Jazzmaster model you had in mind?
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Mimo does good friends biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

The Visodate is rather nice, but I think it's amazing how hard it seems to find a succesfully designed, current production, simple dress watch at a reasonable price (say, less than $4k). For something that ough to be rather prevalent they sure seem few and far between.


There are plenty of nice dress watches in that price - Seiko, Frederique Constant, a bunch of small indies (e.g.,Dornbluth), etc.
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Thought I'd take some pics of the half hunter my late Father in Law gave me, along with the fave PS.

Sorry if this is wrong place or tedious

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post #28271 of 48312
Beautiful pics, Cleav.

Looks like they are in safe hands....you will undoubtedly take great care of them.

(Perhaps they will see some use as well?)
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Cleav, I am sorry for your loss my friend
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Mimo - omfg what is that
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

The Visodate is rather nice, but I think it's amazing how hard it seems to find a succesfully designed, current production, simple dress watch at a reasonable price (say, less than $4k). For something that ough to be rather prevalent they sure seem few and far between.

As for Hamilton, I do like some of their offerings, like the 38mm Intra-matic, though I'm not a fan of the 6 o'clock date. Was there a particular Jazzmaster model you had in mind?

Was actually thinking of this one Kaplan, but I see that it also has the date @ 6...sorry I can't copy a pic from the Amazon page:

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-H38515555-Jazzmaster-Silver-Watch/dp/B004D8JLFU/ref=sr_1_53?ie=UTF8&qid=1390254677&sr=8-53&keywords=hamilton+jazzmaster+viewmatic
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Mimo! Hit him back with your Monster. That'll teach him.
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