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Loving this - pleasingly retro. Enlighten me please TWATers - what is CPCP?

Cartier Collection Privee Cartier Paris if I am not mistaken.

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Collection Privee Cartier Paris

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Thanks Dino! I appreciate that I get a pass on the ex-communication. I would hate to be banished by my TWAT brothers! (Eskimo brothers?).

And you know, funny enough, I have been leaning back towards the VC small seconds or potentially even an Lange lately. Fortunately the purchase is a ways off!

No worries my friend....I like Lange and I'd make the excommunication exception for you! 

 

Sometimes having time to ponder the possibilities is a great thing, because a new option may arise with SIHH or Basel.  I had pondered with RO to get for some years.  Chronos are nice, the 15300 was nice, but not quite for me, and the Jumbo's dial for several years through 2011, wasn't quite what I wanted it to be.  I didn't like the white outline around the date window, or the shorter hour markers so that they could fit tiny Arabic Numerals around the dial at the end of each stick marker.  2012, the 40th anniversary of the RO arrives...along with a new/retro dial...the decision was easy!  Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner 2012 Jumbo!  So sometimes time to consider your options can be a good friend and help you make the right choice.   

 

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23 year old no date Sub today. Bought it new in 1991. Still runs like a champ.

Looking great!!!  Thanks for sharing a photo with us!

 

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Loving this - pleasingly retro. Enlighten me please TWATers - what is CPCP?

BKotsko is correct, Collection Privee Cartier Paris.  It was Cartier's high end collection from about 1998-2008.  They made everything from time only pieces to minute repeaters, perpetual calendars, single pusher chronographs, and other complications.  The designs were largely based on historically significant watches, much like VC's Les Historiques collection. CPCP watches were made in very small batches, and are quite popular with Cartier collectors today.  

 

The watch I have is their Louis Cartier Tank XL.  They made 200 in rose gold and 50 in platinum.  There is a new Tank XL in their collection, but its a completely different watch.  Its an ultra thin watch, and it does not use a rectangular movement, nor does it have a see through case back or guilloched dial.  Its nice, but many collectors prefer the CPCP version.

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23 year old no date Sub today. Bought it new in 1991. Still runs like a champ.

Very nice, same vintage as mine (early May '91).



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Do you service it every 5 years?

In that time, I think I've serviced mine 3 times.
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the latest object of my desire...




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Looks great.
Do you service it every 5 years?
Thanks gents. I have had it serviced three times, so more like an average of every seven or so. Last time was about a year ago. Came back looking like new.
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the latest object of my desire...

Very handsome watch.  Although a friend of mine bought a Memovox in SS and it was very nice.  However, he said the alarm wasn't loud enough to be practical to use as an alarm clock when he traveled (he would sleep through it).  It was sadly a watch he lost interest in very quickly because he couldn't really use it as intended.  He sold it after a year.  Still a good looking watch! 

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the latest object of my desire...





Long time fan of that one myself.
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No worries my friend....I like Lange and I'd make the excommunication exception for you! 

Sometimes having time to ponder the possibilities is a great thing, because a new option may arise with SIHH or Basel.  I had pondered with RO to get for some years.  Chronos are nice, the 15300 was nice, but not quite for me, and the Jumbo's dial for several years through 2011, wasn't quite what I wanted it to be.  I didn't like the white outline around the date window, or the shorter hour markers so that they could fit tiny Arabic Numerals around the dial at the end of each stick marker.  2012, the 40th anniversary of the RO arrives...along with a new/retro dial...the decision was easy!  Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner 2012 Jumbo!  So sometimes time to consider your options can be a good friend and help you make the right choice.   

I appreciate the exception!

And you know, you really lucked out on the RO (with the benefit of hindsight, of course). The 15202, in my humble opinion, is the crown jewel of that collection (and is still near and dear to my heart...). Fortunately, all we have is time, and I do not think that there is a fuse on any of those watches in my sights.
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Very handsome watch.  Although a friend of mine bought a Memovox in SS and it was very nice.  However, he said the alarm wasn't loud enough to be practical to use as an alarm clock when he traveled (he would sleep through it).  It was sadly a watch he lost interest in very quickly because he couldn't really use it as intended.  He sold it after a year.  Still a good looking watch! 

indeed it is.

he should have bough a hearing aid. biggrin.gif
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Long time fan of that one myself.

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Get it stitchy. Get it..
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JLC stock photos just don't do it for me.  They are beautiful in person and most of the personal pics shared here are great but when you compare them to a stock photo it just looks blah.

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JLC stock photos just don't do it for me.  They are beautiful in person and most of the personal pics shared here are great but when you compare them to a stock photo it just looks blah.

 

Same for Grand Seiko... You'd figure that these companies would be able to get great photos given the price points of the items :-)

 

Rolex makes great stock photos though! 

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really loving the Cartier Tanks so far. i've been looking for a classic automatic one for some time, they're far and few where I am ):

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A little late the party. Love the knives and watches talk. Huge Spyderco fan myself.

RogerP - I was hoping the blade talk would get you to post again! Long time, friend


I also thought of another pairing for fun - watches and optics. Would love to see what you guys are rocking.

I'll start

IWC and SALT. These are hands down the best glasses I've ever owned. A clear step above my lovely Persols even. If you're ever in need of some great sunglasses give them a try.

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Those are beautiful sunglasses! What model of SALT are they?
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