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Just as an aside, interesting musings re Mont Blanc here recently

I just get the impression that here in the uk the brand isn't held in the highest esteem at all. I have a MB pen but would not look at a watch. A key reason is how they are marketed here etc and where they pitch themselves in the market.

I have tried to look at them objectively in light of postings here but I've been conditioned? Or have they found a niche in the uk and seek, have sought a different status elsewhere...

Just an observation

Cleav,  here in the States many people view MB watches they same way.  They are well respected brand in the pen world, but it doesn't mean people want one of their watches.  

 

Heinz tomato ketchup is well respected in the world of condiments, but it doesn't mean people want a suit made by them. 

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Wraith it is thanks.

Better pics, including our twee his and hers.

AppleMark


Beautiful Date watch, Cleav. Really appeals to me.
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Cleav,  here in the States many people view MB watches they same way.  They are well respected brand in the pen world, but it doesn't mean people want one of their watches.  


Heinz tomato ketchup is well respected in the world of condiments, but it doesn't mean people want a suit made by them. 


Phew that's a relief. Just getting nervy by some of the comments and prices quoted. Some of the money been talking about is crazy.


That's the point, my kids like Tom ketch Heinz and know instinctively when they don't get it. Colour, consistency is enough to raise their suspicions, tasting it just confirms what they're getting is sub standard


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^ I prefer their pens too (I have one).

Quite right sir and for good reason.
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Ok so, the Rolex boutique attached to the aforementioned Tourneau has great service (huge contrast). I stopped in to ask about the BLNR (maybe see it on the wrist) and they had just sold one during the long weekend. They take refundable deposits for them and expect to have another shipment around Valentine's day if anyone is looking.

Anyway, here's a DJ pic.

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That's a beauty CYC
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Finally got a bracelet for my  IW378404 Big Ingy DFB. The strap it came with was terrible. Sorry about the crappy phone pics!

 

 

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Re: MB. I am a fran of some of the Nicolas Rieussec models.
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Nice Ing, Marvin. Love to see more of that watch, as it's not often seen around here.
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It's been said by Newcomer and Dino944 but let me share my two cents worth here. For the MSRP of a Patek 5227 ($35-$37K) you can obtain a mint preowned Patek perpetual calendar from their discontinued lines (3940, 5040), in yellow gold.

Given that price point comparison I actually find it difficult to consider any of Patek's current annual calendar line-up, most of which have MSRPs above that (of course, in line with the Calatravas being priced this way) - or preowned prices above that too.

Who cares if they are "older" models? A perpetual calendar complication always beats an annual calendar complication for me, any day every day. And I have yet to see a Patek perpetual calendar that is as poorly designed as THIS annual calendar, which Patek designed for Tiffany years ago:

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That's right. This is a Patek 5150, limited edition for Tiffany. There might be some of you who might like this watch, but boy, it revolts me. That "month -> number" window makes it look horribly fake. I sometimes wonder if this is some tongue-in-cheek prank or rebuke Patek made to slap Tiffany in the face (they probably deserve it; Rolex just gave them the middle finger and ended their co-branding relationship). And I'm one of the biggest Patek fans out there - but I don't love all their watches. And their pricing on their current models is... disconcerting.



/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
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Finally got a bracelet for my  IW378404 Big Ingy DFB. The strap it came with was terrible. Sorry about the crappy phone pics!
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Good call.

Bracelet looks great on that bad boy.
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Nice Ing, Marvin. Love to see more of that watch, as it's not often seen around here.

 

Well, it doesn't fit TWAT's (general) preference for smaller watches, and it's not that common anywhere. But I'll try to get some more/better pics up at some point. Thanks for the kind words and motivation!

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Thursday. 23rd Jan.

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aree 100% with frills on that tixx x PP. does not look right at all.
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Rather undewhelmed with this year's SIHH offerings, as I understand many of you are. But as per usual of late, most JLCs catch my eye.

As to perpetual calendars, I'm not really that into them. Not because I don't like the complication, but my watch rotation schedule makes it difficult to accomodate one without it spending a lot of time on a winder. If I were to get one, it would surely be the JLC Master Ultra Thin Perpetual, it is so fine. The boutique edition in steel is a ... steal wink.gif

Anyway, lunching alone yesterday, reading some random magazine, comparing my old 18k GMT-Master to a newer one smile.gif

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Hm. One item from SIHH which is quite relevant to me is the new MUT - 

Now, this should be the perfect size for me at 38.5 (grande is a bit on the bigger side), but from these pictures I don't like the larger indicators at 3 and 9 (the grande, IMO, looks more stately). Anyone know a source for real-life pictures? Deciding if I should switch out my order of the grande (most likely not though).

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