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Beautiful! Are the hands blued steel?

Thank you, and yes the hands are blued steel.
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People here seem to prefer leather straps. People start with cheap velcro when they are 12, then move up to plastic when they are 15, then cheap metal when they are 17, nicer metal when they are 22 and then after that people of class seem to enjoy leather alot.

Anyone care to explain their leather preference?

Thanks!
post #3393 of 48312
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post
Does IWC make a smaller version of that Portuguese? I absolutely love the look of that watch, but a 41mm watch would swallow my small wrist.

They did make a so-called 'small' Portuguese years ago, using a Jaeger LeCoultre movement, but it was discontinued. I forget the model number, but I bet you could Google it easily.

Have you tried on a normal-sized Portuguese? It may not wear as large as you imagine.

Also, it's worth noting that the dial design and case shape of the Portuguese really aren't that unique--at least, they weren't originally. Many mid-century watches were styled similarly. It was the size and use of a pocketwatch movement that made the watch special.
post #3394 of 48312
Love the JL!
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I agree.. while I had posted this 6 months ago, I have an original Memovox that I love and will repost it

Beautiful watch...
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South, I use think the same way, until I try it on...it was a great fit. You have to TRY it on. You'll be suprise how well it will look/feel on your wrist That topgun is slowly growing on me.
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+1 on the Memovox.
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Just a heads up, wolfdesigns.com is having a great sale.
http://www.wolfdesigns.com/
Extra 60% off with the code TAKE60OFF.
I just got this 5-watch case for $20. Retail $99, was on sale for $49.99 and with the code went down to $20 w/ free ground shipping.
You can't beat that price for a great quality watch case.


They also have some winder already on sale that can be used with the coupon, if I didn't get a free winder from my AD when I make a purchase, I might have dove in with the deal. They also have lots of jewelry cases as well.
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Originally Posted by Rob_Sutherland View Post
Picture of another in the stable (I have a Heuer Daytona as well. I love those old Heuer Caliber 12 chronos. So so distintive.)



This is a gorgeous watch.

Nice balance , interesting color and most importantly original design.
post #3400 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
They did make a so-called 'small' Portuguese years ago, using a Jaeger LeCoultre movement, but it was discontinued. I forget the model number, but I bet you could Google it easily.

Have you tried on a normal-sized Portuguese? It may not wear as large as you imagine.

Also, it's worth noting that the dial design and case shape of the Portuguese really aren't that unique--at least, they weren't originally. Many mid-century watches were styled similarly. It was the size and use of a pocketwatch movement that made the watch special.

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post
South, I use think the same way, until I try it on...it was a great fit.
You have to TRY it on. You'll be suprise how well it will look/feel on your wrist

That topgun is slowly growing on me.

Thanks, fellas.
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Originally Posted by gchanjr View Post
A gift from my wife. My new Dornblueth 4.0 Midi Limited Edition

best in show.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
Just a heads up, wolfdesigns.com is having a great sale.
http://www.wolfdesigns.com/
Extra 60% off with the code TAKE60OFF.
I just got this 5-watch case for $20. Retail $99, was on sale for $49.99 and with the code went down to $20 w/ free ground shipping.
You can't beat that price for a great quality watch case.


They also have some winder already on sale that can be used with the coupon, if I didn't get a free winder from my AD when I make a purchase, I might have dove in with the deal. They also have lots of jewelry cases as well.

That looks really super!
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Originally Posted by cchen View Post
this arrived on saturday


Needs to be bigger
post #3404 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
They did make a so-called 'small' Portuguese years ago, using a Jaeger LeCoultre movement, but it was discontinued. I forget the model number, but I bet you could Google it easily.

I have one and it is great - shame they don't make them anymore....
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
I have one and it is great - shame they don't make them anymore....

Really? I'd love to take a look at it the next time we're able to get together.
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