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Why the black dial? I don't like the blue numerals on the silver dial and I've always associated IWC with black dials. To me, the red accent of the power reserve indicator is perfect on the black background. Like a Leica rangefinder.
That's funny - what I like most about the silver dial is the blue indices.

zjpj, I'm usually not much of a vintage fan but that I really like that one.
post #287 of 48312
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I don't think anyone's posted one of these yet. My favorite watch: IWC Portuguese Automatic w/ 7 day power reserve, stainless steel, 42mm diameter.

For you then.


The movement.


I prefer it on a brown strap.


With its Portuguese cousins.
post #288 of 48312
Thurston, that's quite a collection. The Jubilee is gorgeous, and I see you got your 5001 the same year I got mine (pre-revision slow-beat movement).
post #289 of 48312
I just bought an IWC Novecento, which is one watch I've been lusting after for ages. I'm cheating now by posting a stock photo, but I'll take photos of the actual watch once it arrives. Auto perpetual calendar with moon phase.

Attachment 4351
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post #290 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Why the black dial? I don't like the blue numerals on the silver dial and I've always associated IWC with black dials. To me, the red accent of the power reserve indicator is perfect on the black background. Like a Leica rangefinder.

Do you use a Leica?
post #291 of 48312
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Thurston, that's quite a collection. The Jubilee is gorgeous, and I see you got your 5001 the same year I got mine (pre-revision slow-beat movement).

I had an original Big Pilot. I loved the movement, but it was ridiculously big and uncomfortable. It also drew too much unwanted attention. I sold it and replaced it with the 5001. It allowed me to keep the movement I loved in a more wearable rendering and pocket about $1000. I wear this watch quite a lot. The really funny thing is that I hated it when it was first released. I felt that the applied markers, date, railroad track and power reserve all kept it from being a true Port. I have changed my opinion 180 degrees.
post #292 of 48312
What do we think of I think these watches look amazing, as I'm a big fan of the large face but they seem quite high at 14.5 mm
post #293 of 48312
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Don't like it. At all.
post #294 of 48312
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Don't like it. At all.
Straight out of the pointless post coaching manual that one Constructive opinions welcome with possible other watches of a similar style to check out. I really like the late 60's Breitling Navitimer, but I'd have to wait for my father to give his up I think!
post #295 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
I just bought an IWC Novecento, which is one watch I've been lusting after for ages. I'm cheating now by posting a stock photo, but I'll take photos of the actual watch once it arrives. Auto perpetual calendar with moon phase.

Attachment 4351
I especially like the crown on that.
post #296 of 48312
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I just bought an IWC Novecento, which is one watch I've been lusting after for ages. I'm cheating now by posting a stock photo, but I'll take photos of the actual watch once it arrives. Auto perpetual calendar with moon phase. Attachment 4351
That is a lovely watch. A perpetual calendar is a beautiful complication and really, to me, shows all of the mythology of time and the history of watchmaking at the same time. Congrats!
post #297 of 48312
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I especially like the crown on that.

Me too. Apparently, that crown screws down.

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That is a lovely watch. A perpetual calendar is a beautiful complication and really, to me, shows all of the mythology of time and the history of watchmaking at the same time. Congrats!

Well put. When I first saw this model about ten years ago, it was love at first sight. I believe it is the only perpetual calendar cased as a tank.
post #298 of 48312
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Straight out of the pointless post coaching manual that one
Oh sorry. I meant: I love it. A lot. Best watch in the world (right after that LaCrosse Technology of course)
post #299 of 48312
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Do you use a Leica?

Nope, but I would if I had that kind of money to spend on a camera. The MP is gorgeous and built like a tank. Unfortunately, it's part of a dying breed.
post #300 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
I had an original Big Pilot. I loved the movement, but it was ridiculously big and uncomfortable. It also drew too much unwanted attention. I sold it and replaced it with the 5001. It allowed me to keep the movement I loved in a more wearable rendering and pocket about $1000. I wear this watch quite a lot. The really funny thing is that I hated it when it was first released. I felt that the applied markers, date, railroad track and power reserve all kept it from being a true Port. I have changed my opinion 180 degrees.

The unwanted attention is definitely a problem. People look at my wrist and go 'whoah'. On the plus side, nobody ever thinks it's an expensive watch. By far and large, I think most view it as some sort of quirky affectation.

I, however, don't give a damn. I like it. Most of the time, it's under my cuff anyway.
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