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Isn't the Night/Day the same size as the GT? Might be another option.
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I wonder if you can special order the GT with the 1931 dial?

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Or in the Classique, I think that might fit me better overall.

Won't happen, sorry. This ain't Subway.

I think the 1931 is a little too big for your wrist. Sorry.

That said, I think the GT sized case is actually better proportioned than the GRUT case - the dial aperture is more proportionate IMO, and the GRUT is perhaps a shade too long.

Amongst the GTs, there are no dials AFAIK that resemble the TTR1931. You may wish to consider the 2nd hand market for some more interesting/quirky options in GT/steel, like the Reverso Day Date.



Or how about GT/WG? See the "Art Deco" model.



There are also some breathtaking ones in GT/RG, like the enamel dial, which as a bonus comes with a solid caseback.



And of course, platinum brings still more options in the GT size...

post #35343 of 48312
Hell, I didn't know there were that many ugly Rolex dials. I'm again and again bewildered by two-face Rolex: there is simply-good-watches Rolex and crazy-bling/overpriced, unneccessary-stuff-for-idiots Rolex.

Re: apple watch, have you read the new Hodinkee article? Without having seen the watch, this feels very on point: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hodinkee-apple-watch-review

I must say, the design and especially the straps do look nice. I'll never own one since I don't have an iphone, but still.
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Carrying a remote control for a handheld device still strikes me as daft.  If it worked as a phone in its own right, perhaps combined with a small earpiece, that would arguably be an advance. But to me this looks like every other watch "device" since the digital LCD: a gimmick to be abandoned for the next one every few months.  

 

The Hodinkee article makes a fair point about quality and design, though.  There are plenty of expensive watches out there that seem to be put together rather lazily - not just Belligero's pet hate of generic fonts, but with stiff or imperfectly-matched straps, uncomfortable deployants, and case designs that bring simplicity without elegance.  Apple has those things down, clearly: design is their second strength after marketing (I don't think they ever make much new in technology itself), and this is very slick.  But maybe that's easier to do if you order in the millions from day one, and aren't too fussy about which Chinese factory slaves are bringing the goods.

 

Anyway, whatever.  I'd still like a Rolex some time.  This will not keep me awake one solitary night.

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I'm not sure why there's so much interest in the Apple Watch in TWAT - pretty sure the target demographic is not your typical TWAT guy.

For myself, I don't have enough days to sufficiently rotate through all the watches I already have. And the watches I currently want. Not to mention the watches I will want from reading more TWAT. Pretty sure an Apple Watch - technological marvel though it may be - will find it pretty difficult to get any wrist time.
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Love that white dialed JLC day date. drool.gif

I know some of you will hate the chopped numerals and the date numbers going through the second hand sub dial, but the quirkiness appeals to me, and the did a great job of keeping it symmetrical, and yet the day window keeps the whole look ever so slightly asymmetrical, without looking crazy. That how it looks to me anyways, and I love it.

Needs bigger pic:


LL
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Too busy for me when reduced to real size it is much less legible, and the 14 to 17 are on a different arc.

This one is more my thing.
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There are also some breathtaking ones in GT/RG, like the enamel dial, which as a bonus comes with a solid caseback.


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I'm again and again bewildered by two-face Rolex: there is simply-good-watches Rolex and crazy-bling/overpriced, unneccessary-stuff-for-idiots Rolex.

Rolex isn't the only company that makes as you say "Crazy/overpriced, unnecessary-stuff for idiots."  Many highly respected companies have made silly jewel encrusted, crazy bling watches.  They aren't my taste, but as long as there are people that will buy them, companies will produce them.  

 

As much as I love the Nautilus and RO, these are model that are hideous.  

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post #35349 of 48312
Almost every high end maker (and even some entry to mid level makers) make Haute Joaillerie pieces. There is a very high level of skill required to set all those stones like that, its no easy task. They consider it a certain plateau that showcases their abilities within that skill-set.

That being said, I have never seen a mens model that I have liked, and the womens models that I like in that category are few and far between. The ones that appeal to me are generally the ones that also use colored stones to make some sort of sweeping design, some are quite beautiful. The ones that are all diamonds are almost entirely unappealing to me, I think the only ones I enjoy are the snow set models by JLC where the diamonds vary in size and are not set in rows.


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Culver - Yes, I noticed that the 14-17 are on a different arc, but they keep it symmetrical, just on a lower plain. I see how some would find it unappealing, but I like it.
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Good day, sirs.

 

Is there any advice in using digital watches, like CASIO ones, I should take in account when trying to pair them with appropriate clothing?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

~deLaRoche

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Love that white dialed JLC day date. drool.gif

I know some of you will hate the chopped numerals and the date numbers going through the second hand sub dial, but the quirkiness appeals to me, and the did a great job of keeping it symmetrical, and yet the day window keeps the whole look ever so slightly asymmetrical, without looking crazy. That how it looks to me anyways, and I love it.

Needs bigger pic:


LL

 

I'd love it more if that side was on the reverse and the front dial was more straightforward.

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I cant say I have ever been a huge fan of the JLC Duo models. Never really wanted a watch with 2 faces. Id much rather have a Reverso with a dial on one side and an exhibition back on the other (ok, I do have one of those), or an engraved metal back.

The only exception would be the Reverso A' Triptyque. Id take one of those in a heartbeat.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Love that white dialed JLC day date. drool.gif

I know some of you will hate the chopped numerals and the date numbers going through the second hand sub dial, but the quirkiness appeals to me, and the did a great job of keeping it symmetrical, and yet the day window keeps the whole look ever so slightly asymmetrical, without looking crazy. That how it looks to me anyways, and I love it.

Needs bigger pic:


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LL

 

It is a bit too unsymmetrical for my taste.

Too many numbers are missing. (3, 6, 9, 11)

The date ring seems like it would be better smaller, as well.

It would be better as a secondary face for me.

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Well, I love it. Forever alone!
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Thanks for all the tips, much appreciated.

The GT/RG looks nice, wish it had a black dial though, I just love that combo with rose gold. I also wish they would make the GT Ultra Thin version, that's one of the aspects I love about the 1931.

Is that GT/GR can only be found in the used market? The only one they have on the JLC website and other grey market online stores are the ones with the seconds hand. I just want to check out what else are available out there. The AD I visited has a very small selection, they only had the 1931 and a 976 (I believe) and that was it for the Reversos.
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