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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Longines have some special movements just for them as a differentiator from the cheaper Swatch brands (Hamilton and Tissot) ranked just below.  I think they sit Longines and Rado together in the lower middle, with Omega and GO above, then BP and Breguet.  Or something.  Anyway, the L688 column wheel chrono is made by ETA just for Longines.  I want one.

 

 

Me too.  Giving serious thought to one on the secondary market right now.

post #36737 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I believe it was the Pam 048 and 049 that was 40mm.

I remember wanting it a few years back but it was still too big for my tiny wrists. I believe it was the one with a date bubble as well?
The short lived 62 & 103 were 40mm Rads powered by a Zenith derived automatic. I have the 103. It wears small for a Panerai, but that's not saying much. Works very well as a dress watch IMO though.
post #36738 of 48312
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

They still make some of the 40mm models.
In general, the automatic models have the date bubble on the dial side of the crystal.

I bought my wife a 40mm but she doesn't wear it much because it's so thick.
My wife wears a 49 (white faced 40mm auto). She has tiny wrists but pulls it off ok. She has quite a strap collection for it.
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I should just never ask for advice. I never end up taking it, and everyone just think I'm an ingrate.
post #36740 of 48312
I don't know, I think that is a great watch, personally. One of my favorite GS's.
post #36741 of 48312
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Went to the AD today, trying out the RO, deciding between 41mm 15400 and 37mm 15450, my wrist is around 6.25 inch. 15202 is out of the question due to no boutiques in Australia and price.

Got to say the silver petite tapisserie pattern dials are amazing, and AP having 3 sizes on the market to cater for different wrists is very considerate and smart, compare to VC overseas' one size of 42.5mm.

The integrated bracelet design makes RO wears quite large vertically, especially when I have a round wrist. Overall, 37mm 15450 looks a winner. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






15400


15450



15400 side


15450 side

 

 

I know that there are people on SF with lots of discretionary income, and I know that browsing SF can encourage consumption, but at the risk of sounding like a wet blanket, didn't you just spend many tens of thousands of dollars on a Patek Philippe a couple of weeks ago?

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I know that there are people on SF with lots of discretionary income, and I know that browsing SF can encourage consumption, but at the risk of sounding like a wet blanket, didn't you just spend many tens of thousands of dollars on a Patek Philippe a couple of weeks ago?
Sometimes acquisitions come in bunches, it's just the way it works out. I bought my first two watches (Rolex Daytona and President) in my first year out of college and then didn't buy another watch for the next few years. Mind you, I had been jonesing for both watches for quite some time, just waiting till I had the cash.
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agreed, JM, that Patek was an opportunistic buy after realizing how expensive is a PP perpetual calendar.

A bit more thought for future buys.
post #36744 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I don't know, I think that is a great watch, personally. One of my favorite GS's.

Don't get me wrong, I love the watch. I just get morose when I drink.
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I enjoy watching you guys spend money
post #36746 of 48312
All this RO talk had me pulling out mine. The Reverso has been grabbing more wrist time recently, so it was nice to get this one out of the box again.



Foo - nice to hear about the 2fer. Both great choices.
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post


Sometimes acquisitions come in bunches, it's just the way it works out. I bought my first two watches (Rolex Daytona and President) in my first year out of college and then didn't buy another watch for the next few years. Mind you, I had been jonesing for both watches for quite some time, just waiting till I had the cash.

100%.  About 18 years ago I got "The call" for what in the mid 90's was my grail watch.  A steel Daytona 16520 (with Zenith based movement) at list price $4,350, back when most places in the US had long waiting lists of a few years, or you had to know someone, or be willing to pay nearly twice the list price to get one.  The only thing was it had a while dial, rather than the black dial that I truly wanted. However at that price I couldn't pass one up.  A few months later I moved to a new city, and I visited local watch shops including a Rolex AD.  I ask about steel Daytonas and they said the last time they had a steel Daytona was about a year ago around the holidays, they didn't ask over retail, they didn't do waiting lists and its on a first come first serve basis.  A few weeks pass and its about mid December, I call and ask if they have a black dial SS Daytona...sure enough they just got one in, later that afternoon I had my black dial grail Daytona.  I was in school so I sold off a steel Sub Date to help pay for it, but it was an opportunity I could not pass up. 

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What's your grail now?

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Funny thing about grails - you finally get it, and another one appears almost immediately
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post



I should just never ask for advice. I never end up taking it, and everyone just think I'm an ingrate.

 

Terrific GS there Hayward.

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