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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.

At one point I owned the IWC 3531 (small Portuguese) in all 3 configurations. There was also a platinum model, but it had center seconds.
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post #3423 of 48312
those IWC's... drule
post #3424 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
At one point I owned the IWC 3531 (small Portuguese) in all 3 configurations. There was also a platinum model, but it had center seconds.

Gorgeous, particularly the black one.
post #3425 of 48312
I wouldn't mind having one back. Here's a side by side comparison with the Jubilee.
post #3426 of 48312
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
Needs to be bigger

.....and the new Inge is bigger....;-)

Regards.
post #3427 of 48312
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I wouldn't mind having one back. Here's a side by side comparison with the Jubilee.

The Jubilee is my realistic grail watch. How much are they going for these days?
post #3428 of 48312
Times must be tough for watch dealers. I was in the local mall and looked in Ben Bridge. They had the green crystal Rolex Milgaus in the window. I went inside and they had a Green Sub, the new gigantic Sea Dweller, a black dial Milgaus, a while dial Milgaus and another green crystal one in the case.

They must have been getting ready for an IWC event too as they had a platinum Portuguese Tourbillon, a platinum Port Minute Repeater, several flavors of perpetuals, and some gigantic Ingenuer that I'd not seen before. They had a bunch of pedestrians ports and a few of the vintage collection, a couple big pilots, but oddly enough, almost no lower end pieces.
post #3429 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
I get a dozen a day and they cloud up my box. I just deleted a few hundred though, so it should be easier. Anyway, don't you have my number?
lost it, resend.
post #3430 of 48312
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[...] they had a platinum Portuguese Tourbillon, a platinum Port Minute Repeater [...]
post #3431 of 48312
what is the general consensus on the IWC Portofino? I'm thinking about picking up the simple black one some time.
post #3432 of 48312
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what is the general consensus on the IWC Portofino? I'm thinking about picking up the simple black one some time.
I tried the vintage model with the moon dial on the other day while I was out looking at a Portuguese Chrono. It's a really beautiful watch. I saw the standard dial one but I don't think it holds a candle to the vintage with the roman numerals and the moon dial. The vintage model is significantly wider though so if you're looking for a small, sleek watch then it's definitely not a good choice.
post #3433 of 48312
apart from the da vinci is there any normal sized IWC's or are they all huge?
as much as i'd like to get one my wrist is tiny
post #3434 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Wrigglez View Post
apart from the da vinci is there any normal sized IWC's or are they all huge? as much as i'd like to get one my wrist is tiny
Portofino 3563 has a 39mm case.
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Originally Posted by rambo
I tried the vintage model with the moon dial on the other day while I was out looking at a Portuguese Chrono. It's a really beautiful watch. I saw the standard dial one but I don't think it holds a candle to the vintage with the roman numerals and the moon dial. The vintage model is significantly wider though so if you're looking for a small, sleek watch then it's definitely not a good choice.
I would consider that model if it wasn't so damn big.
post #3435 of 48312
Thoughts on these? I'd rather get a U-boat but I'm a poor college kid so these are in my price range and they look like they are still good quality. I've never seen one in person and they don't have a dealer listing page on their site so I'm not sure where I'd be able to see one so I'm thinking about just ordering. Anybody have one or held one? Do they seem pretty rugged? All of the watches they make are pretty huge. These are the two smallest ones I think, 47mm which is still huge but better then their 50mm watches. This one looks pretty cool too. I couldn't find a lot of info on it but it looks like it's going to be part of a new line and it's called the field watch. Looks like it may be a bit smaller too which I would like better. Anybody know when this is coming out?
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