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Ha, I can't believe they used Times New Roman on those subdials. What is it with modern Patek and default commodity-box fonts? While I don't have the same level of objection on principle with TNR as I do with Arial (since it's at least not a fee-dodging knockoff), I'd expect better than something that almost as strongly evokes office drudgery and is about as ubiquitous due to Windows.

That sort of lazy typeface selection was one of the things that bugged me about my Reverso GMT, too. JLC uses it a lot (especially on the Duometre line that we're discussing), but I haven't noticed it on a on a Patek until now. Even worse, the amateurish numbering around the main dial is done in some kind of oddly squashed mismatch of serifs and sans-serifs, too.

Weak.

 

Your typeface arguments are leaking into my offline life.  Someone wanted me to buy a shirt for charity and the only thing I could think of was, "Why did you use 3 different fonts in the design?"  It also bugs me when some friends show us their new "art" which is just a picture of some motivational saying with each word in a different typeface.  Nice people, horrible taste is art and design.

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Ha, I can't believe they used Times New Roman on those subdials. What is it with modern Patek and default commodity-box fonts? While I don't have the same level of objection on principle with TNR as I do with Arial (since it's at least not a fee-dodging knockoff), I'd expect better than something that almost as strongly evokes office drudgery and is about as ubiquitous due to Windows.

That sort of lazy typeface selection was one of the things that bugged me about my Reverso GMT, too. JLC uses it a lot (especially on the Duometre line that we're discussing), but I haven't noticed it on a on a Patek until now. Even worse, the amateurish numbering around the main dial is done in some kind of oddly squashed mismatch of serifs and sans-serifs, too.

Weak.

Now that you point it out, the sub-dial font really is an eyesore and there are too many different fonts present. That said, I don't see a problem with the outer ring font--I see serifs all around. They just aren't very pronounced.
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Thanks for the feedback on the JLC DQL. This would be a keeper so I'm not fussed about resale, but absolutely I would look to pick up a deal second hand. Personally I like the dial - not too busy in my view, although I can see that the little jumping second might annoy. In the round it just looks nicely 'high end' to me. I love the back too. But part of me is in two minds about the technology - it all sounds interesting, makes for a cool movement, could be used to bore the pants off of people but...but...is it a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist? Then the other part of me thinks, so what, it looks cool.

 

Either way the Lange is harder to argue against, but there is just that little bit more complexity and 'texture' in the JLC that nags at me. I always think it's a shame that Lange hide their wares a bit too much.

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Get the JLC. Its awesome in every way.

Also, I have never once considered matching my watch strap to my belt or shoes. RJMan posted about this once, too. Its thoroughly unnecessary. I think the only exception would be at a black tie event, in which case, your watch strap should probably be black regardless.
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Also, I have never once considered matching my watch strap to my belt or shoes. RJMan posted about this once, too. Its thoroughly unnecessary. I think the only exception would be at a black tie event, in which case, your watch strap should probably be black regardless.

Generally, this is true. However, if you are wearing black shoes and belt, a brown or tan watch strap is plainly wrong.
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Generally, this is true. However, if you are wearing black shoes and belt, a brown or tan watch strap is plainly wrong.

Agreed. To a lesser extent, I try to avoid very light tan straps with very dark brown shoes and belt.

However, I also think perfect matching of any of the three items is to be avoided unless they are all black.
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Agreed. To a lesser extent, I try to avoid very light tan straps with very dark brown shoes and belt.

However, I also thinking perfect matching of any of the three items is to be avoided unless they are all black.

This is partially why I like more colorful watch straps. A burgundy or dark green or navy blue strap can be worn with nearly anything.
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Watch was shipped from Europe. The AD is shipping the alligator strap separately to make sure there is no customs hold-up.

Ahh, I see. Brutal, especially into the weekend.
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Ahh, I see. Brutal, especially into the weekend.

It's almost as bad as waiting for a wire transfer to clear.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Generally, this is true. However, if you are wearing black shoes and belt, a brown or tan watch strap is plainly wrong.

I think it depends on the strap.

Tan, I hear ya, but a real dark brown strap, I have a hard time seeing that as problematic. And even the tan, its probably more of an issue that if you are wearing black shoes and a black belt, your outfit probably calls for a dark colored watch strap, the tan would surely stick out like a sore thumb in what is likely an otherwise somber ensemble.
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It's almost as bad as waiting for a wire transfer to clear.

Its worse because its usually an even longer wait.

When Kai kopped that Lange from me it came from an AD in Europe, and the strap arrived over a week later than the case.
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I think it depends on the strap.

Tan, I hear ya, but a real dark brown strap, I have a hard time seeing that as problematic. And even the tan, its probably more of an issue that if you are wearing black shoes and a black belt, your outfit probably calls for a dark colored watch strap, the tan would surely stick out like a sore thumb in what is likely an otherwise somber ensemble.

 

I agree with Stitchy.  I don't see myself ever wearing a tan watch strap but dark brown is fine with a black belt and shoes.  To the other side I don't think I would go for a colorful watch strap other than I love the navy some people post.

 

Good thing most of the watches I may buy look better on a bracelet!

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


I think it depends on the strap.

Tan, I hear ya, but a real dark brown strap, I have a hard time seeing that as problematic. And even the tan, its probably more of an issue that if you are wearing black shoes and a black belt, your outfit probably calls for a dark colored watch strap, the tan would surely stick out like a sore thumb in what is likely an otherwise somber ensemble.


Agreed. That said I'm moving my dressier watches on to navy or midnight straps.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I think it depends on the strap.

Tan, I hear ya, but a real dark brown strap, I have a hard time seeing that as problematic. And even the tan, its probably more of an issue that if you are wearing black shoes and a black belt, your outfit probably calls for a dark colored watch strap, the tan would surely stick out like a sore thumb in what is likely an otherwise somber ensemble.

I would highly advise against this: dark brown is even worse with black. It is particularly egregious clashing, as the saturation levels are so close. Would you wear a dark brown belt with black shoes? Hope not!
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Its worse because its usually an even longer wait.

When Kai kopped that Lange from me it came from an AD in Europe, and the strap arrived over a week later than the case.

How long does it usually take to transfer from the U.S. to France?
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