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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1909post #28621 of 483121/28/14 at 6:51pmpost #28622 of 483121/28/14 at 7:14pm
I like Longines in the sub-$3K category. I just don't know why they kept the fragments of 3, 6, and 9 on the dial? I assume they mass produce dials and cut out spots for the chromo and day counter when needed. It's a shame because I really like the simplicity, the numbers just make me scratch my head too much.post #28623 of 483121/28/14 at 7:21pmpost #28624 of 483121/28/14 at 7:27pmpost #28625 of 483121/28/14 at 7:49pm
as in you dont buy them to own or you dont understand them or both?
i mean, sure its considered a "too/utility" watch, so i know what you mean. but lets face it, its not a watch for the italian navy any longer. its a luxury watch with a utilitarian back ground, and as such, like all luxury watches its fun and luxurious to have them made in precious metals.post #28626 of 483121/29/14 at 6:20amQuote:Originally Posted by jbarwick
I like Longines in the sub-$3K category. I just don't know why they kept the fragments of 3, 6, and 9 on the dial? I assume they mass produce dials and cut out spots for the chromo and day counter when needed. It's a shame because I really like the simplicity, the numbers just make me scratch my head too much.
There are a few watches/dials where this doesn't bother me-- but on that particular watch, it kinda gets on my nerves for whatever reason.
Still a really cool bi-compax look, and it has lots of other nice details...."barleycorn" pattern dial, display back, etc.
gdl used to post occasional pics of his here on TWAT (he wore it on a strap) and always spoke very highly of it.post #28627 of 483121/29/14 at 6:42amI really like those Longines. I see the points about the cutout numbers, but that doesn't bother me as much personally. I think they can put out some truly handsome watches. Would love to see them on straps though
I think the new Panerai offerings at SIHH are nice looking, but at these prices... C'MON MAN.
Personally I see PAMs as great watches for 4-8K mark. It gets cloudy at their asking prices from 10-20k, and anything over and you just must be a real fan, or just plain loaded.post #28628 of 483121/29/14 at 6:57ampost #28629 of 483121/29/14 at 7:52amQuote:
I... ahmm... don't like black dials. Only the ones from Panerai's I don't use a lot of black... I only have one pair of black shoes so a black strap watch is not used a lot. One the Tissot I used to have a black strap and I changed it cause I wasn't using it.post #28630 of 483121/29/14 at 8:25ampost #28631 of 483121/29/14 at 9:25ampost #28632 of 483121/29/14 at 9:54amCalling all cars, calling all cars....
Will somebody please steer me away from this *quartz* Tank Solo...it has become this week's obsession:
Simply a perfect dress watch, design-wise.
I mean PERFECT.
Dead serious.....I would not change a single thing about it aside from the movement.
The size works great for my wrist, I love the yellow gold, the Romans, the tang buckle, the history of the watch and the Cartier brand itself. (Still wear my Roadster all the time.)
Before anyone recommends one, I know they currently make automatic versions-- which are slightly larger, and they also have a day-counter and sweep seconds. They just don't appeal to me, or maybe I haven't warmed up to them.
I also am aware of the Tank Louis Cartier XL hand-wound, which again is larger, and comes in rose gold...in fact, Dino has one and it's a great. piece. Much respect for that watch and in particular the movement...but I don't think that one is the Tank for me. (Maybe I should try one on the wrist though....I DO know this....always sound advice).
Lately I've looked into some vintage models as well, and there are some mechanical versions in YG available for similar pricing (or less), but they also come with vintage sizing, around 23 X 30mm. I have a Gruen curvex close to that size and I like it, but I feel that I would want something a touch bigger in a Tank.
There's something about this model (REF: W5200004) that proportionally just looks so "right" to me.
Also, FWIW I used to have a Tank Francaise which I traded (and don't miss)....but damn if I don't have a watch boner for this stupid quartz right now.
Somebody please slap me.
Logically, it seems like a stupid waste of watch funds.
I should be thinking maybe something more like a Reverso, right? Something else with pedigree and an honest-to-god "ticking" movement.
But I see pics like this and it makes me want to tell Cartier to shut up and take my money.
SOS.post #28633 of 483121/29/14 at 9:57ampost #28634 of 483121/29/14 at 10:02ampost #28635 of 483121/29/14 at 10:19amQuote:
This is how I feel as well, but I understand what you are saying because aesthetically it's the one I prefer as well (well not to Dino's but to the current automatics).
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