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post #33181 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

I like the shade of blue on the updated dial, but other than that, I think the previous AT had a superior look. In saying that, it's still a good watch.

 

I think the comparisons have almost ceased to be of equivalent watches: the 43mm AT -  on its steel bracelet, with 15 bar water resistance blah blah, is just so much like a pure sports watch.  In that context, the extra bits and bobs on the dial don't jar as much with me.  Conversely, the lovely blue and the smooth bezel de-sport it just enough for me to find it pretty, too.  It's complicated.  And logic has its limits. :)

post #33182 of 48312
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Originally Posted by timekeeper1 View Post

I have one of these that I don't want. The stainless steel version. Is it valuable?

not particularly, but its a neat to have. i wouldnt kick it out of the collection for no reason.

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kap - i miss having a manual wind. : (
post #33183 of 48312
Really? I never warmed to it. Sadly means I'll have to admire the Speedy from afar. And the Reversos I like...
post #33184 of 48312
It's a very manly feeling to wake up in the morning and wind your watch for the upcoming day.
post #33185 of 48312
I agree. There's that moment over breakfast, or on your commute, when you're spending a little time contemplating an old favourite and winding a little life into it for the next couple of days.
post #33186 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Actually (and I know this is the wrong thread to admit this) but I've found that manual wind isn't for me, so I wouldn't really want it (just sold my PAM too). I still love this one, though:

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For the experts, where these ever made with a white dial or was it always silver?

Kap...that looks stunning! inlove.gif
post #33187 of 48312
Indeed. Sadly not mine, but I've posted that pic a few times over the years as I really like this model (1600). Baton markers, plain bezel, lug holes and brushed Oyster bracelet: Just perfect.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

It's a very manly feeling to wake up in the morning and wind your watch for the upcoming day.

I have absolutely no issues with winding this one manually.

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post #33189 of 48312
One reason I bought the 111 was to experience a manual wind. I wasn't sold on it, even when I purchased it, but I love it.
post #33190 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Indeed. Sadly not mine, but I've posted that pic a few times over the years as I really like this model (1600). Baton markers, plain bezel, lug holes and brushed Oyster bracelet: Just perfect.

Indeed. I recently had a vintage 1960s Date watch that looked very similar to that (though with a black dial), which I loved the look of, but I got a rash from the extra nickel content in the steel of that time, so I sold it. I must say, though, that DJ looks even better. Very nice watch that inlove.gif

I don't think I'd have a problem with a manual wind.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I think the comparisons have almost ceased to be of equivalent watches: the 43mm AT - on its steel bracelet, with 15 bar water resistance blah blah, is just so much like a pure sports watch. In that context, the extra bits and bobs on the dial don't jar as much with me. Conversely, the lovely blue and the smooth bezel de-sport it just enough for me to find it pretty, too. It's complicated. And logic has its limits. smile.gif

Definitely. It all comes down to personal preference in the end anyway. I do like the movement of the new ATs, though.
post #33191 of 48312
Back on the wrist after a few weeks away. Feels like coming home...

post #33192 of 48312
Frilly, I've always thought that a manual wind perpetual calendar smacks slightly of sadism. But I could certainly live with that. 😁
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Frilly, I've always thought that a manual wind perpetual calendar smacks slightly of sadism. But I could certainly live with that. 😁

Agreed!  While there are some lovely manual wind perpetual calendar chronographs out there, I always thought it would make more sense for them to be automatics and have at least say a 40-44 hr power reserve.  That way if one can bare to put it down for a day or so one isn't worried about resetting everything.  Although, I know there winders for manual wind watches.  I suppose PP, VC and others were a bit limited in what they could do while dependent on Lemania for a base movement for their chronograph functions. On the flip side, one could view resetting all the functions as spending some serious quality time with an extremely handsome watch! 

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I´m off to Madrid this week and I know of a whatch shop which is about to close and offers 32% discounts on stock. They have IWC, Breitlings, Omegas... All the usual suspects. I´m wondering whether it´s worth buying from them (I know it´s safe and the watches are real as it´s a long established business and a friend has bought all his pieces there). But I thought I´d ask what discounts can be negotiated usually in the UK, if there are any deals with watch makers or watch sellers here, etc... I know Jomashop but I´d rather see the watches before buying!

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Quick question guys...

What do you guys think of a nicely-finished steel Perpetual Calendar at 11,800 USD, and a platinum one at 17,700 USD (complete with gold rotor)? Sweet price?
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