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Thanks Mimo, nice to hear from you, albeit you're rationing your 'pearls of wisdom' these days confused.gif
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183 with a suit this evening

VERY NICE COMBINATION

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183 with a suit this evening
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I like the watch and shirt/tie combination separately, but not necessarily together. I'm still not sold on the 183 as a "suit watch"; I think the 42mm 337 or 42mm 512 (Radiomir 1950) may be a better pairing. IMHO that 183 just looks a little bit too large for my liking (with a suit).
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Yeah, I said that on the original post elsewhere. I would ordinarily wear another watch Also doesn't suit everyones demographic though hey! rotflmao.gif

Some wear watches with gear I wouldn't wear too, leave em to it I say. happy days
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Yeah, I said that on the original post elsewhere. I would ordinarily wear another watch Also doesn't suit everyones demographic though hey! rotflmao.gif

Some wear watches with gear I wouldn't wear too, leave em to it I say. happy days

Didn't mean to be overly critical. I think that combo can work (as I've seen others pull it off), but it's so hard to tell from a photo rather than seeing the combo in person. I'm also probably a bit biased because I'm a smaller wristed person (6.75"), and find it difficult to wear anything larger than ~40mm; e.g. my 42mm Omega PO occasionally feels too big for me.
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Gentlemen,

 

This is my first post to this thread, but I have been enjoying it passively for a while.

Here is my modest offering for today.

 

 

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Very nice Dachs Welcome too nod[1].gif
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Thank you, Cleav.

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It's a ladies' GRAFF watch made by Chopard - actually I'm allergic to stainless steel, the Technomarine was my 40th birthday present from my parents from Selfridges, but it gives me a rash up my arm, so my new solid gold (Quartz) watch will become my everyday watch.

It's not a patch on my old mechanical platinum Blancpain, which I bought new nearly 20 years ago and was watch heaven, but very unreliable, was always being serviced and in the end when I was taken financial advantage of by a former boyfriend, I paid him off with it to get out of my life.
I still miss it, but it wasn't practical as an everyday watch..

If I were a man my dream watch would be the 1735 by Blancpain...I hope I find another Villeret in platinum one day but they don't make them any more..mine was firstly no,10, then replaced by no.4 when the mechanism was faulty.

At least my new watch just needs a battery!smile.gif

Thanks for the details on your new watch and of course an early Happy Birthday and congrats on your watch.  Hopefully, it will give you many years of reliable service.  While quartz movements aren't very popular around here, I do find that when I'm in a hurry and I want to switch watches without having to wind the watch and set the time, my Oysterquartz comes in very handy.  

 

Years ago I wanted my wife to consider an automatic Blancpain, but none of the models they were offering really called out to her.  They make a very high quality product, but I've just never wanted one for myself.  I like their 50 Fathoms models, but every time I've tried them on I find that for what they cost there are watches from other brands that I would prefer to own.  

 

Anyway, wishing you a very Happy Birthday and good luck with the new watch.  

 

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Reverso today paired with a casual twill shirt.

Very nice.  JLC makes some beautiful watches, but my favorite models are the Reversos. 

 

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Cleav: great tie, too!

+1

 

 

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Gentlemen,

 

This is my first post to this thread, but I have been enjoying it passively for a while.

Here is my modest offering for today.

 

 

Welcome. Very nice first post to this thread! Love the Reversos :inlove: It's looking like a Reverso day around here.

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Yes. Welcome, Dachsund.

Is that the 976? Looks big and bold.


I selected this one today...old pic (it will be far too warm for cashmere this afternoon)...


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It's a Grande Taille - must just be the photo makes it look a bit bigger (the cup behind is espresso, not latte!) - or maybe my wrist is small.

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I do like that Keith T, loving the combo too. nod[1].gif
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Awesome review, couldn't have said it better myself. I'd also add that if you have the money to get the 556 on the bracelet, do it. Buying the bracelet afterwards will cost a substantial amount more. Mine's currently on a leather strap with deployant clasp but I will be switching to a rubber strap soon.
Thanks, and glad to hear you're enjoying yours! From the number of close-but-not-quite examples out there, it's apparently difficult to do the simple three-hander-with-date design in a distinctive way without stuffing it up. I think Sinn's done a remarkably good job with this one by creating a watch that's clearly German in functionality and sobriety without being too boring or sterile. It looks great on the wrist.
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Thank you very much, my friend! Most helpful! How do you find the satin finish compared to the brushed finish on, say, the IWC XV or XVI?
My pleasure. cheers.gif

Those watches all have a normal brushed stainless finish. I've handled each but haven't compared them side-by-side. The factory finish could differ slightly, but it looks they'd all take the same grade of Bergeron 6085 wheel to touch up so it's near-as-makes-no-difference.
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It's a Grande Taille - must just be the photo makes it look a bit bigger (the cup behind is espresso, not latte!) - or maybe my wrist is small.

Nice proportions, IMHO.

As Dino frequently points out, rectangular and square-faced watches often "wear" much larger.

I'd love to get on the Reverso tip some day....having tried a few out of the AD's case, I think probably the GT or Ultra Thin size would be best for me personally.

Never tried a Squadra on the wrist, but as we've all seen, stitchy rocks his quite effectively.
Edited by Keith T - 4/9/14 at 9:13am
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Personally, I always found the Squadra a little too square - a bit like a Monaco - but each to his own. The classic Reverso caught my eye from an early age so when the time was right I didn't need to think too hard about it. When the time is right to lay out some wedge on something gold then I'd think about getting another Reverso, albeit with some complications, but keep the steel one. Alternative would be a Lange 1, rose gold, which is very different but very beautiful.

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