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Congrats!!! Enjoy it!

+1, so awesome! Really want one of these!
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Quick throw on the wrist (need to get the dealer to remove some links still)


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+1, so awesome! Really want one of these!

This. Looks great.

Also, with a small precision screwdriver you can take links out yourself and make the micro adjustments on the clasp.

Also, does the BLNR have the bracelet where you can fold up the last link next to the clasp to make it tighter a bit without any tools?
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This. Looks great.

Also, with a small precision screwdriver you can take links out yourself and make the micro adjustments on the clasp.

Also, does the BLNR have the bracelet where you can fold up the last link next to the clasp to make it tighter a bit without any tools?

I'll let the Rolex service center take care of it. I need to have a link added into another Rolex I have anyway (a Yachtmaster I have from my father, it is just a bit too tight right now).
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Sounds good. I just personally enjoy doing those tinkerings. smile.gif
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I completely agree. There are surprisingly, surprisingly few watches in the $5-$15k field. Which is kind of where I like to hover. Not only that, but there were a whole lot of... gaudy watches this year. Hilarious that AP can release a stellar watch like the 15202 one year, and then release the line-up that they did this year.

Which is kind of why I respect JLC. I really like the fact that they have something from $5k to $250k.

Yes, it is nice when there is nothing to assuage your feelings for the aub/auf.
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I have to say Mimo, very well thought out response. I think you are spot on regarding the strange amalgamation of sticks, arabic numerals of different typefaces, etc. It looks a bit discordant and sloppy, in my most humble of opinions. Although I have to say, I do not really care for the Classima all too much as well. I like it, but at that price range, I would look elsewhere. Good call on the awkward Panerai sized watch with classical looks. It does seem to echo the Portuguese line (or potentially Portofino) but it lacks the elegance.

I have to say, your knowledge has grown (more than) exponentially in the brief period of time in which you have been a denizen in these parts. It is pretty unbelievable! Although I would use the term pointer date instead of regulator date smile.gif. All in all though, I am incredibly impressed.
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The 15202 is definitely amazing and agreed it is more versatile as it easily straddles the line of sporty and dressy. I am fortunate enough to own one and it is my favorite watch hands down. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif We should all enable you to pick one up. I can easily see it being someone's one watch (as long as they are reasonably careful with their watches).

And you are spot on regarding the VC Patrimony Small Seconds -- I really love that watch as well and one I considered carefully. Ultimately, I would have wanted a white gold case with the platinum version's slate grey dial. The platinum version is just too pricey in my book. The Aub/Auf just strikes me as a perfect dress watch -- enough visual interest to differentiate from the dress watch pack and I really think it is another classic from Lange.

Thinking about SIHH a bit more and I find it pretty interesting that most of the watchmakers went for super high-end, high horology complications this season that price even many of their normal customers out. I am wondering what the rationale might be -- perhaps a bit of saturation in the $10 - 20K price point? I am curious what Patek and Rolex have in store for Basel.

I guess I will have to just keep on keeping on! The fund keeps on a-growing smile.gif. It will be a while, but it will be worth it, I am sure.

And I think that you make a very good point. The price for the VC Patrimony Small Seconds in good is very fair though. Especially considering that I prefer it aesthetically to the Patek 5227. I mean... the 5227 is a Patek, but the VC I am sure you could pick up for ~$18k. At double the price, I don't think I would spring for the 5227. Even though that hunter's caseback is teh secks. But yeah, the platinum is a bit steep.

The aub/auf I think is gorgeous and offers the very best from Lange. I think it would be almost a perfect dress watch. It does not look very stodgy either, which I appreciate.

I also find that trend interesting this year. I really don't understand it. I doubt the Terraluna will be selling like hotcakes.
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I agree, especially about working to enable him to pick up a 15202!  There really wasn't much in terms of new releases that truly peaked my interests.  While the incredibly complicated pieces are cool and are often a way to show a company's technical abilities and imagination, they are often priced at astronomical levels that only the wealthiest of collectors can afford. Oh, well, hopefully there will be some interesting offerings at Basel.  

+1. Time to wait for Basel now, which fortunately is just around the corner! I am holding out for an end of the week surprise piece! And I will keep saving!
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Longines also have some good heritage watches.
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Hi there! Terrible lighting on my part.

Stitchy - I think most of the new Oyster bracelets have the 5mm micro adjustment link.
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Quick throw on the wrist (need to get the dealer to remove some links still)

Looks great !!!  Congrats and enjoy it.  

 

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And I think that you make a very good point. The price for the VC Patrimony Small Seconds in good is very fair though. Especially considering that I prefer it aesthetically to the Patek 5227. I mean... the 5227 is a Patek, but the VC I am sure you could pick up for ~$18k. At double the price, I don't think I would spring for the 5227. Even though that hunter's caseback is teh secks. But yeah, the platinum is a bit steep.

 

Patek makes a great watch, but once the Calatravas hit the $20K+ range, IMHO they just didn't offer enough value for what it costs.  Maybe I'm jaded by remembering when they had list prices that were less than half of what they are, and good discounts were readily available.  Times change and prices change, but I personally I don't see that anything has improved (be it quality, R&D, or designs) to warrant where Calatravas' prices are today.  For me the fact that a 5227 is a Patek does little to comfort me and reduce the perception that its significantly overpriced for what they are providing.  Maybe its blasphemy here, while there are a few Calatravas I like, I find many rather stodgy.    

 

Perhaps we should welcome the years when nothing at SIHH truly grabs our attention as its gives us time to save up more $$$ for the next great watch that we "Need."

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Hi there! Terrible lighting on my part.

Stitchy - I think most of the new Oyster bracelets have the 5mm micro adjustment link.

Looks great, but yes the lighting is bad.  Until I enlarged the photo it looked like the bezel was all black.  Love that watch...could be my next Rolex at some point!

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So, this is interesting. A Montblanc Perpetual Calendar Moonphase for under $13,000 in SS.

Thoughts? I will leave my impressions out for the time being smile.gif.
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Do not like. The subdials squeezed in to the middle of the dial turns me off. Give me a GO perpetual.
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Patek makes a great watch, but once the Calatravas hit the $20K+ range, IMHO they just didn't offer enough value for what it costs.  Maybe I'm jaded by remembering when they had list prices that were less than half of what they are, and good discounts were readily available.  Times change and prices change, but I personally I don't see that anything has improved (be it quality, R&D, or designs) to warrant where Calatravas' prices are today.  For me the fact that a 5227 is a Patek does little to comfort me and reduce the perception that its significantly overpriced for what they are providing.  Maybe its blasphemy here, while there are a few Calatravas I like, I find many rather stodgy.    

I couldn't agree more Dino. $35-$37k for a time and date watch seems ludicrous to me. The lugs and the finishing on the 5227 are pretty spectacular, but it still uses a relatively unsophisticated (albeit well finished) movement. I love the 5227 aesthetically, especially the Dauphine hands, but I find that it presents a fairly terrible value proposition.
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I agree with the subdials being squeezed in the middle.  The Hodinkee article then mentions the JLC MUT perpetual calendar for $7,000 more and it looks a lot better and is spaced out accordingly.  Somehow I think price was driving the design and it was cheaper to cram everything together than to add some spacing and charge more.  

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Nuke, you're very kind. Thanks to you all for the education, and probably ruining my life. Anyway, I'm sure I will say something stupid soon. Perhaps below:

GO Senator Perpetual is certainly one I would like a lot more, just because it looks like it was designed to be what it is. That MontBlanc just screams of a small movement lost in a fashionably big case, with those big sticks as incongruous padding.

As for the Calatrava, it's just a lot of money for something very simple. Then again, a platinum Richard Lange costs that, and is simple too....but I'd love it.
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Hi there! Terrible lighting on my part.
Stitchy - I think most of the new Oyster bracelets have the 5mm micro adjustment link.

looks great!

i thought so, but didnt was to assume. smile.gif
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Do not like. The subdials squeezed in to the middle of the dial turns me off. Give me a GO perpetual.


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