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Nice Yacht Club. Whats the case size on that one? I remember trying it once but found it too large for my 6.75" wrist.

i think its 45 mm
post #30602 of 48312
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Also, since this is SF TWAT, do you guys think this suit looks a bit short? Comments on fit?

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Leslie Mann gives me a boaner everytime. :nodding:

 

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Frilly does not lie:
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Also, since this is SF TWAT, do you guys think this suit looks a bit short? Comments on fit?
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All that works for me.
post #30605 of 48312
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I saw an earlier version of the tonneau-shaped Emperadors at a second-hand watch dealers' over the weekend; quite discreet and classic. Did you see any of the newer versions?

I really like that one.  I've tried in on a few times.  I am not sure I would consider it a tonneau shaped case, as much as a rectangular case with scalloped sides.  I tend to think of tonneau shaped cases as having the sides curve outward, as on a Cartier Roadster, Tonneau, or Tortue, or as on a VC Historique 1912...but I suppose that doesn't matter.  There is also a newer size that it larger, but it seems a little too large to me in the newer large size.  I have tried both sizes on and I think I prefer the original size.  Its a very elegant watch...and although I'm not one who goes crazy for torbillons, the tourbillon versions are really stunning watches (and those are only made in the classic size case which is 41mm x 32mm).    If I were buying Piaget the above-referenced watch or an Altiplano are the models that would be on my radar. 

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Thanks Cleav/Newcomer/Dino smile.gif
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I really like that one.  I've tried in on a few times.  I am not sure I would consider it a tonneau shaped case, as much as a rectangular case with scalloped sides.  I tend to think of tonneau shaped cases as having the sides curve outward, as on a Cartier Roadster, Tonneau, or Tortue, or as on a VC Historique 1912...but I suppose that doesn't matter.  There is also a newer size that it larger, but it seems a little too large to me in the newer large size.  I have tried both sizes on and I think I prefer the original size.  Its a very elegant watch...and although I'm not one who goes crazy for torbillons, the tourbillon versions are really stunning watches (and those are only made in the classic size case which is 41mm x 32mm).    If I were buying Piaget the above-referenced watch or an Altiplano are the models that would be on my radar. 

I stand corrected re: watch shape. I was struggling for the right description, but "rectangular case with scalloped sides" sounds better. biggrin.gif I like rectangular and square watches and like this rendition very much. The model I saw at the watch dealers was very finely finished, with a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces, nice curves around the edges of the case, etc. Definitely a strong contender if you were looking for something with this form, but already had something like a Reverso (as I have)... Would love to see how this stacks up in person relative to my current favourite square/rectangular watches, like the VC Malte Small Seconds:



...Or VC Historiques Toledo 1951:



While the movement of the Piaget may not be as finally finished as the VCs, from what I've seen, the case work does give VC a run for it's money. Too bad there's no Piaget or VC dealer close to home!
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Malik, that's looking sweet.  I just had a call from the (misguidedly optimistic!) IWC boutique in Dubai to tell me that a steel Portuguese Perpetual Calendar is on the way, in strictly limited numbers, if I'd like to come see and/or reserve one...about $15k.  Sigh.

Is that right? 15k for a perpetual calendar in steel is a pretty solid deal, I'd say. This one give you an exclusive in house movement, 7 day reserve so you if you don't wear it a few days you don't have to worry about the hassle of re-setting it and all adjustable with the crown if you do.

Not to mention that it is just a beautiful watch, IMO.
post #30609 of 48312
I just wear a unisex Technomarine Steel Diving watch with blue mother of pearl dial - great for telling the time in the dark when I can't sleep.

I used to have a platinum Blancpain Villeret with skeleton back mechanical watch - great for looks but cost a fortune in servicing and alligator straps - this just needs a new battery every 2-3 years!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sigh

What's wrong with it??

It's Swiss and tells the time.

Just because it cost £1,000 and not £50,000 doesn't make it an inferior watch - it services my needs perfectly!smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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It sucks.
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It doesn't suck as much as some other Technomarines I've seen. 

 

 

But definitely not my taste. 

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*holds tongue*
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EW>KU.


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