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Yes, that was what I was trying to demonstrate when he asked if his eyes were playing tricks; things seem similar enough in both photos at a casual glance, but the size relationship between foreground and background objects has changed significantly in the image. This is due to a phenomenon within sensory processing known as perceptual constancy.

In this case, a visual-interpretation mechanism called size constancy causes perceptual adjustments when viewing familiar objects — they're registered as being more-or-less the same regardless of changes in shape and perspective — which means that your senses quite literally are deceiving you. That it's difficult to notice unless they're directly overlaid is kinda the point here.

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I am not sure if this is another joke or not but at first glance it is an indication of the general lack of respect for science from lawyers and arts graduates etc.
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

I am not sure if this is another joke or not but at first glance it is an indication of the general lack of respect for science from lawyers and arts graduates etc.

He did write J/K at the bottom...

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Unusual suspects. Tired of all car-salesman Rolexes? I am. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Isn't that just trying to be a Radiomir with a twist?
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For the Rolex connesuirs here, does it bother you that the watches are the most faked in the world? And the criminals are getting better and better at their "craft" every day

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For the Rolex connesuirs here, does it bother you that the watches are the most faked in the world? And the criminals are getting better and better at their "craft" every day

No.

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Probably in the minority but I don't mind the 9 o'clock baton, I feel it balances the white date wheel on t he 3 o'clock side. I think it'll look unbalanced if there is a IX index there.
 

 

I don't think the DJII, would look unbalanced with a IX marker at 9, its what Rolex has done for years (see the photo below).  Maybe if the DJII's batton at 9 were also blacked out it would work better, but its such a thick batton with white lum that it looks to me more like a glaring error in design than something that balances out the dial.  

 

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Fluted and Jubilee is my favorite combo.  I had to warm up to it but now it is the only way I would get a DJ. And lots of diamonds!!! j/k

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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

I am not sure if this is another joke or not but at first glance it is an indication of the general lack of respect for science from lawyers and arts graduates etc.

Maybe if I use the form of a haiku?

perception ain't truth
brain must constantly alter
or you'd go insane
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For the Rolex connesuirs here, does it bother you that the watches are the most faked in the world? And the criminals are getting better and better at their "craft" every day

1. No. I dont understand the question, why would that bother me?

2. I see more fake Hublots and Panerais than fake Rolexes.
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I don't think the DJII, would look unbalanced with a IX marker at 9, its what Rolex has done for years (see the photo below).   Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Maybe if the DJII's batton at 9 were also blacked out it would work better, but its such a thick batton with white lum that it looks to me more like a glaring error in design than something that balances out the dial.  

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Mah man. Thats what I was gonna say. I had the older DJ, pre bracelet/clasp update, with a white RN (I loved that watch : ( ), and never felt that the date wheel was unbalanced with the IX on the other side.
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Originally Posted by TradThrifter View Post

For the Rolex connesuirs here, does it bother you that the watches are the most faked in the world? And the criminals are getting better and better at their "craft" every day

No. Buy what you want for you and worry less about what other people wear or what they might be thinking about what you wear.
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Isn't that just trying to be a Radiomir with a twist?

Panerai did not invent the cushion-shaped case used in the Radiomir. In fact, the original Panerai watches (which later became the Radiomir) used a Rolex case. It's a common shape from the pre-WWII period.
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Damned autumnal today - corduroy, layers, EXPII.



Out of interest, what do people think of the JLC Duometre Quantiemme Lunaire (ahem)? I find myself lusting after it in the same bracket as a Lange 1 Moonphase (the smaller size) with either being a 'maybe next year' semi-grail for me.

Very nice Ex2 !  

 

I like JLCs, but I find the Duometre Quantiemme Lunaire too busy.  If buying try to find a pre-owned one.  JLC's in that price range have a very limited appeal, and low resale value so you could have trouble selling it unless you let it go for a "Fire sale price," if you ever tire of it.  I know Stitchy doesn't like the story, but a friend of mine tried to sell a limited ed. platinum JLC, that was in like new and a local high end pre-owned watch shop said there is no market for it.  They would only buy PP, AP, VC, Lange, Rolex and some Cartier.  Obviously, if you love it and see it as a keeper then go for it, but if you tire of watches and sell/trade them for others, its something to consider. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I know Stitchy doesn't like the story, but a friend of mine tried to sell a limited ed. platinum JLC, that was in like new and a local high end pre-owned watch shop said there is no market for it.  They would only buy PP, AP, VC, Lange, Rolex and some Cartier.  Obviously, if you love it and see it as a keeper then go for it, but if you tire of watches and sell/trade them for others, its something to consider. 

This is definitely true. The market for the "trinity" is much bigger than for other watchmakers, even ones as esteemed as JLC. Just think of all the Patek-focused collectors out there. It's a much odder duck that mainly collects JLCs.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Mah man. Thats what I was gonna say. I had the older DJ, pre bracelet/clasp update, with a white RN (I loved that watch : ( ), and never felt that the date wheel was unbalanced with the IX on the other side.

:fistbump:  Yes, maah maaaan!  Now that you mention it, I remember that watch.  I thought the dial on it looked great...nothing unbalanced about it at all!  

 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


Panerai did not invent the cushion-shaped case used in the Radiomir. In fact, the original Radiomir used a Rolex case. It's a common shape from the pre-WWII period.

Yes, not sure who invented the cushion shape case.  VC was definitely using it by at least 1921, hence their Historiques American 1921.  It seems a lot of companies used very interesting case shaped well before WWII...rectangles, tonneaus, tortues, squares etc.  Today, the market is strongly round watches with the occasional non-round shape (a few companies like JLC with the Reverso, and Cartier with their Tanks, and VC with their Historiques are the exceptions)

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