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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

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.




Nice Reverso! Mine says hi. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

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)...




Liking that Zenith and the jumper/shirt colour combination really makes it pop with that white dial. Which model is that?
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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.  

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

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

Dino - just give into the Reverso temptation; you'll never look back! The new chocolate-dialled 1931 is lovely. Here's a picture of it borrowed from Monochrome:



If I was in the market for another Reverso, this would be the one for me...
Edited by academe - 4/9/14 at 10:15am
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

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.

 

I have tried on several Reversos, and my favorites are the GT and Ultra Thin.  I think they have great versatility.  They aren't dainty, but they aren't so large that they seem too sporty for a suit.

 

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Dino - just give into the Reverso temptation; you'll never look back! The new chocolate-dialled 1931 is lovely.

Thanks for the encouragement.  Its nice to know the I can always come here for some enabling from my bros.  I agree the new chocolate 1931 is stunning.  Some form of Reverso is definitely on my "Must haves list."  However, two things are holding me back.  Mrs. Dino had a big birthday and still hasn't figured out what she want to get to mark the occasion (she is very particularly and is a very deliberate shopper).  So I don't want to get something nice for myself before she figures out what she wants (plus it would be wise for me to see what the damage will be, particularly if she may be visiting her SA at VC&A).

 

The other thing holding me back is I'm not quite what I want my next watch to be.  I have been rather smitten with some of the Piaget Altiplanos for quite a while, and I don't own one.  I also do not own a round dress watch.  I really love the Reverso's design and its been a strong contender one 2 occasions, but each time I pulled the trigger on a VC.  I definitely need to scratch the Reverso itch one of these days.   However, I find I tend to wear sports watches more frequently than my dress watches.  In fact my RO has gotten more wrist time than just about anything I've owned in quite some time...so I'm also considering maybe getting another variation of RO (something with a complication)....or I could save some $$$ and go with either a new Rolex SD when it becomes available or a blue/black GMT2.  So as you can see I'm not really sure in which direction I want to go with my next purchase. 

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^^I agree with you on one point (and others) there, Dino. The new SD. That has me seriously reconsidering my anti-Rolex state of mind I've been in.
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I also had an anti-Rolex view - simply because everyone in the City has some sort of Oyster, Submariner, etc. I wanted something different. When I was looking for a sports watch to take the pressure off the Reverso in casual situations I looked long and hard at various different brands but I found myself coming back to Rolex again and again, so eventually I just gave in and bought an Explorer II, which I absolutely love. I find it also works with a suit, despite its weight, and strangely I can't recall seeing anyone else wearing one. I'll share it with you next time I wear it.

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GP also offers nice square form watches, but completely to Reverso in design and wear. (Have both and I slightly prefer the proportions of Reverso but the curved fit of GP). Having said that due to the convexity of the crystal, GP is a pain to picture nice. Reflections everywhere!!

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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post

GP also offers nice square form watches, but completely to Reverso in design and wear. (Have both and I slightly prefer the proportions of Reverso but the curved fit of GP). Having said that due to the convexity of the crystal, GP is a pain to picture nice. Reflections everywhere!!
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Fantastic GP; loving the moon phase complication! In my recent search for a 2 or 3 hander I've come across the GP 1966 several times, and find myself gazing longingly at the blued hands and arabic numerals of this Minute Repeater:



Strictly speaking I suppose it is more than simply a 2/3 hander. Sadly it is also far beyond my price range!
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

I also had an anti-Rolex view - simply because everyone in the City has some sort of Oyster, Submariner, etc. I wanted something different. When I was looking for a sports watch to take the pressure off the Reverso in casual situations I looked long and hard at various different brands but I found myself coming back to Rolex again and again, so eventually I just gave in and bought an Explorer II, which I absolutely love. I find it also works with a suit, despite its weight, and strangely I can't recall seeing anyone else wearing one. I'll share it with you next time I wear it.
I have been going through the same thing. I sold off my ceramic Sub not that long ago in search of something different. Well here I am typing this with the money still in my account and a Citizen Ecodrive on my wrist, haha. I just can't find anything for the money I'd rather have and wear daily (for similar money).
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I am a big fan of GP 1966 as well. I find the size and proportions close to the ideal for a dress watch. When it comes to complications, 3 bridges tourbillions are at the very top of my wish list,

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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post

I am a big fan of GP 1966 as well. I find the size and proportions close to the ideal for a dress watch. When it comes to complications, 3 bridges tourbillions are at the very top of my wish list,
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Nice; is that the version with an enamel dial?
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Great video for all the NOMOS fans.. Makes me want to buy one someday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwpP_s8LV_Y#t=56
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GP vintage 1945 is legit a pretty watch.
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I have been going through the same thing. I sold off my ceramic Sub not that long ago in search of something different. Well here I am typing this with the money still in my account and a Citizen Ecodrive on my wrist, haha. I just can't find anything for the money I'd rather have and wear daily (for similar money).

Here's what I would look at: (1) JLC Deep Sea Chronograph; (2) vintage rolex - maybe Pepsi or rootbeer dial GMT; (3) Tudor Heritage Black Bay.

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^I agree with you on one point (and others) there, Dino. The new SD. That has me seriously reconsidering my anti-Rolex state of mind I've been in.

That's the beauty of this hobby.  You can not care for a particular brand, then they release something new...and it can completely change our feelings about owning something from that brand.

 

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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post
 

I also had an anti-Rolex view - simply because everyone in the City has some sort of Oyster, Submariner, etc. I wanted something different. When I was looking for a sports watch to take the pressure off the Reverso in casual situations I looked long and hard at various different brands but I found myself coming back to Rolex again and again, so eventually I just gave in and bought an Explorer II, which I absolutely love. I find it also works with a suit, despite its weight, and strangely I can't recall seeing anyone else wearing one. I'll share it with you next time I wear it.

The Explorer 2 is a great watch for people that don't want the Rolex sports watch that everyone seems to have such as Subs or DJs.  A college buddy was very anti-Rolex as he felt everyone else has a Sub, DJ, DD, or GMT.  Then after many years of being anti-Rolex he bought a white dial 16570 Explorer II and he loves it.  I like the Explorer IIs a lot.  I currently have the previous model, a 16570 that my wife gave me as a wedding present years ago.  Lots of good memories with that watch, and its been everywhere that we have been to on vacations.  Its actually going in for a service soon.  I haven't owned a GMT Master in many years and I've never owned a SD,...so those are reasons I'd consider those two watches...although I'd probably still give some thought to a new black dial Explorer II.  

 

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Originally Posted by alpyigit View Post

GP also offers nice square form watches, but completely to Reverso in design and wear. (Have both and I slightly prefer the proportions of Reverso but the curved fit of GP). Having said that due to the convexity of the crystal, GP is a pain to picture nice. Reflections everywhere!!

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Very nice GP Vingate 1945!!!  I really liked that watch in the smaller size they made years ago.  I've tried on the current models and they just seem way too large and far too thick for my wrist.  The curvature does help with it in terms of comfort, but I felt it just swallowed up my whole wrist.  You may have a larger wrist and might carry it off better than I could.  Still a great watch! 

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