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^^ a friend of mine had one of those VC driver watches but got shot of it when he got bored with jokers saying 'hey, they put the dial in crooked'.
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

I've been sniffing around this watch for the last year or so, when a friend of mine picked one up. I've never been particularly attracted to cushion cases or driving watches before but this one is piquing my interest.

My friend has the special edition which was made for the NYC boutique. I've tried it on a few times and am kinda taken with it.

However, I think I might prefer the standard model, though I've yet to try one on.



Hmmmm.....

I love the American 1921.  Right now its the only watch VC is making that I would really like to own.  I did see the boutique edition about a year ago, I'm not in love its vintage style lumed hands and dial.  I like the standard dial far more.  They also recently released it with a YG case.  I tried both versions on last week and they are stunning!  I prefer the PG over the YG...but I wouldn't kick the YG version out of my collection if I received on as a gift!  

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I vote for the standard dial as well. More pleasant to look at, and no cut-off numerals.
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fakewatchbusta on Instagram is fun to follow.  Most of the fakes are people with AP ROO's with 2 60-second dials or the even spacing on subdials.  I never noticed this before but the 9 o'clock subdial on a ROO is closer to the 12 o'clock subdial than the 6 o'clock subdial.   

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It's a matter of how high your standards are. Most people don't give a shit about the things people debate on this forum and cannot tell you the difference between a worsted and woolen flannel. However, if we are aiming to dress particularly well, it seems that we should be particularly thoughtful of these sorts of things.
Would you admit that a black watch strap looks better with black shoes and a black belt than a brown one would?

Well, it seems like you are attempting to get me to admit that I have low standards, and that I dont care do dress particularly well, which I would disagree with.

All the same, would I admit that "a black watch strap looks better with black shoes and a black belt than a brown one would?"

Yes and no. Intellectually, yes. In practice, I think it really makes no difference. If this means you consider my views/dress, less than excellent, so it is.

See how I practice what i preach!
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Well, it seems like you are attempting to get me to admit that I have low standards, and that I dont care do dress particularly well, which I would disagree with.

Not necessarily low, just lower.

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By the way, my friend said that it had taken him a while to adjust to reading the off center dial (when not actually driving) as it was slightly disorientating. I didn't seem to have a problem with it but then I had it on my wrist for only a few minutes at a time. Anybody ever hear about this being an issue? Not that it would hinder the acquisition, just wondering.
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However, I think I might prefer the standard model, though I've yet to try one on.



Hmmmm.....

That's been on my radar for so long. inlove.gif
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So I'm now looking at JLC models and PAMs again. FML.
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In my opinion, aside from the Master Control Reserve De Marche Ultra Thin, the best looking JLC currently available:

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So I'm now looking at JLC models and PAMs again. FML.

372!!!
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foo - I saw a video about how Panerais are made, and the factory work involved a lot more automation/machine building than I thought I would see (kind of a turn off...). What are your thoughts?
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Srsly? I think a very dark brown watch strap, like very dark, not a chocolatey color, would be quite unoffensive with a fit that had black shoes and belt. Ive done it and I am not even embarrassed to say so!

 

A dark brown watch strap goes with pretty much everything and is perfectly fine with black shoes.  Fastidious matching of watch strap with shoes is kind a lame, IMO.  Not as bad as an EXACT match between tie and pocket square, but a few strides down that path.  As long as the aesthetics of the watch (dimension, design, colour) compliment the outfit you are wearing, it's all good.

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That is a beautiful watch that. Rose gold all the way IMO. Expensive for a time only watch, although its appeal is undeniable.



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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

I've been sniffing around this watch for the last year or so, when a friend of mine picked one up. I've never been particularly attracted to cushion cases or driving watches before but this one is piquing my interest.

My friend has the special edition which was made for the NYC boutique. I've tried it on a few times and am kinda taken with it.






However, I think I might prefer the standard model, though I've yet to try one on.




Hmmmm.....
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

So I'm now looking at JLC models and PAMs again. FML.

This is the fun part!

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

In my opinion, aside from the Master Control Reserve De Marche Ultra Thin, the best looking JLC currently available:


I like the tribute version better.
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