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Liking that Zenith and the jumper/shirt colour combination really makes it pop with that white dial. Which model is that?

Thanks academe, this version was called the "New Vintage 1969", with the steel pieces being a limited edition of 500.

I think I've posted this link before, but if you can parlez a little bit of francais, the best pics of it that I've seen online are here (far better than my camera phone shot):

http://forumamontres.forumactif.com/t78043-zenith-new-vintage-1969

I'm not really a movement "whore", but I had always heard great things about the El Primero, and I must say it's been quite accurate for desk duty. The chronograph has always started, stopped, and reset sharply.

Lately I've been contemplating another strap change on this one, but will probably keep it on mesh at least a little while longer.
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I think we can do better with spoilers as a group.

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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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Very handsome watch!!!  I tried on a 1966 Calendar watch and an Equation of Time about 2 years ago in rose gold.  They were really beautiful watches.  However, they are watches I'd be more apt to consider pre-owned as the resale value on them is rather week.  Also, a minor pet peeve is that many of their watches house smaller movement that they previously used in small cases, and are now being placed in modern larger cases.  That becomes quite evident when you look at the movement through the sapphire glass backs.  If they were going to continue to use smaller movements from past collections, I'd prefer a solid case back.  Just my 2 cents.    

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If I start to think of all the great places my E2 has been swimming, snorkelling, skiing, hiking, etc with me I would bore you all for hours. So many good memories from that watch. When I'm swimming, esp in the sea or a lake, I just love catching sight of it under water.

 

I love the GP V 1945 - tried that on just to see when I bought my Reverso but found it a bit too big for my wrist - it always looked a lot smaller in photos. Didn't realise there was a smaller size.

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I think we can do better with spoilers as a group.

They spoiler feature does not work on my computer.  It used to work, but it stopped functioning quite some time ago on mine.  Thanks. 

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I love the GP V 1945 - tried that on just to see when I bought my Reverso but found it a bit too big for my wrist - it always looked a lot smaller in photos. Didn't realise there was a smaller size.

The Vintage 1945 has been in production for many years.  However, I think they stopped making most of the smaller cased men's 1945s that used to be closer in size to a GT cased Reverso.   

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They spoiler feature does not work on my computer.  It used to work, but it stopped functioning quite some time ago on mine.  Thanks. 

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what does not work about it?
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^^ I use the ole [spoilr] [/spoilr] trick. It's a burden to type, but it works. I mispelled spoiler intentionaly so it didn't hide itself.
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i do that on mobile all the time!
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i do that on mobile all the time!
Yup! It a B on the phone, but I tough it out for my SF brothers!
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what does not work about it?

It stopped working for me a long time ago ( at this site). It usually still shows up, so I usually just delete most photos or parts of of quotes I'm not specifically referencing.  I also sporadically do and don't get notices  when there is a new addition to the thread.  If I've had trouble with the spoiler, its possible others may have experienced problems with it also. 

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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.

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. 

I fully understand the quandary. I've been holding out for a top-tier 2 or 3 hander (as has been discussed) and carefully squirrelling away my pennies...But have almost been lured several times of the straight and narrow by other temptations; for example, I very much like the JLC moon phase watches, either the JLC MUT Moon or the new derivation of the Master Calendar. The GP wwtc/Traveller wwtc has also proved tempting:



I travel internationally frequently, and have colleagues all over the world, hence my leanings to dual time watches and multi-time zone watches. These are almost within reach, but purchasing one of these slightly less expensive watches would make a fairly large dent in the war chest. It took me quite a while to decide what type of watch I wanted next, and it's proving hard to stay the course now that I've decided... This thread doesn't help! wink.gif
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I've always liked GP and think the World timer you've shown is very cool, but for me the hands seem a bit short..
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I've always liked GP and think the World timer you've shown is very cool, but for me the hands seem a bit short..

I know what you're saying, but it does seem a common feature of world timer dials with an outer ring for time zones. For example, the Patek 5130:



Or even the sporty IWC Pilot Worldtimer:

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Nice GP's and Reversos!
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