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What's your grail now?

My last grail was the RO ultra thin 15202. Funny thing is since I've owned it, I've been so satisfied with it that I haven't encountered a new grail. I've seen and tried on many great watches that I would be happy to add to my collection, but nothing that I feel I absolutely must have.
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I see nice examples of Zenith movement Daytonas going for $12-$13k or so. I'm assuming that's par for the course? Passively considering a new daily driver.
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My last grail was the RO ultra thin 15202. Funny thing is since I've owned it, I've been so satisfied with it that I haven't encountered a new grail. I've seen and tried on many great watches that I would be happy to add to my collection, but nothing that I feel I absolutely must have.

 

Thumbs up. Boom.

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I see nice examples of Zenith movement Daytonas going for $12-$13k or so. I'm assuming that's par for the course? Passively considering a new daily driver.

You should be able to fine one in great condition for that price. The ones I'd consider nice seemed to be around 10 or 11 K last time I checked, give or take.

I think it would be a great choice as an everyday watch, by the way, and the prices will likely stay very strong for that model. To me, the 4030-movement Daytona offers a great combination of looks, practicality and collectibility. It's a special watch, but not so special that you can't actually wear the thing, ya know what I mean?
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I see nice examples of Zenith movement Daytonas going for $12-$13k or so. I'm assuming that's par for the course? Passively considering a new daily driver.

You should be able to fine one in great condition for that price. The ones I'd consider nice seemed to be around 10 or 11 K last time I checked, give or take.

I think it would be a great choice as an everyday watch, by the way, and the prices will likely stay very strong for that model. To me, the 4030-movement Daytona offers a great combination of looks, practicality and collectibility. It's a special watch, but not so special that you can't actually wear the thing, ya know what I mean?

I've got to say the brushed finish biases me towards divers like the SD4000, as a daily wearer.

But I haven't kicked my Daytona out of bed just yet.
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The Daytona is a beautiful watch, no question. However, it is so ubiquitous, I don't think I would ever buy one. I know it sounds like a silly reason but there are probably 5+ people I work with who have them (NYC finance). Perhaps in some circles this is less of a concern.
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Funny thing about grails - you finally get it, and another one appears almost immediately

I'm going on record and saying I'm officially done for a couple years. smile.gif. Well, assuming the new arrival is everything I hoped it would be.
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I need two more and then I'm done for awhile, too smile.gif
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I think I have my eyes on this. I was surprised to see the prices these sell at secondhand and think they offer great value for a great complication.

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I think I have my eyes on this. I was surprised to see the prices these sell at secondhand and think they offer great value for a great complication.

 

 

At the risk of sounding really very petty, I like everything about that watch except for the numeral at the 6 o'clock mark. If it did not have the calendar and moonphase complications, I assume that it would have numerals at the 12, 3 and 9 o'clock marks, too, but of course those spaces are occupied by the sub-dials.

 

Given that the other hours are marked by batons (or whatever the correct term for that sort of hour marking is) and that no other numerals are visible, I think that it would have been better if JLC had simply put a baton at the 6 o'clock mark, instead of the only hour numeral on the whole dial.

 

As I said, it's a small issue and it no doubt sounds very petty, but it makes the dial look a bit unbalanced, to my mind.

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^ Maybe, but I'd still take it if given to me wink.gif
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At the risk of sounding really very petty, I like everything about that watch except for the numeral at the 6 o'clock mark. If it did not have the calendar and moonphase complications, I assume that it would have numerals at the 12, 3 and 9 o'clock marks, too, but of course those spaces are occupied by the sub-dials.

Given that the other hours are marked by batons (or whatever the correct term for that sort of hour marking is) and that no other numerals are visible, I think that it would have been better if JLC had simply put a baton at the 6 o'clock mark, instead of the only hour numeral on the whole dial.

As I said, it's a small issue and it no doubt sounds very petty, but it makes the dial look a bit unbalanced, to my mind.

Right on. This is typical JLC practice. Check out the Master Chronograph with the lone 12 o'clock numeral. In most cases, a longer or double baton would be better and less distracting.
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Picking it up at the end of September when all other bills paid!

Paid a large bill, works fine now💝💝💝
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I think I have my eyes on this. I was surprised to see the prices these sell at secondhand and think they offer great value for a great complication.

JLC offers great value in their perpetual calendars! But I think the Ultra Thin looks even better satisfied.gif

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No crazy number on that!

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