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Had my IWC Big Pilot 3717 for two years now and still as much in love as I was on the first wear.
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In my opinion, aside from the Master Control Reserve De Marche Ultra Thin, the best looking JLC currently available:


Jeez I forgot I want this JLC too, as well as the DQL. This is an expensive thread to follow...
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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?

I've seen the same video. Similar automation and use of CNC machines are typical across high-end Swiss manufactures. Actually, of the major brands, Rolex has historically been the most automated.

At the end, what matters is fineness of the finish and fitting. Panerai does a pretty good job of that (again, ornateness and fineness are not the same things).
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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.

This doesn't make any sense. On the one hand you say it is lame to match the color of your watch strap to the color of your shoes. On the other hand you say that it is important to pick colors that complement each other. Do you think dark brown complements black? Come on.
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This is the fun part!
I like the tribute version better. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I cannot get past the faux patina and the non-functioning bezel.
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Not necessarily low, just lower.
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Grrrrr
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

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

Which ones?

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

This is the fun part!
I like the tribute version better. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Beat me to it. Here is another pic:


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I cannot get past the faux patina and the non-functioning bezel.

Thats too bad, because its one of the most beautiful watches ever made imo.
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Fake boobs aren't beautiful once you know they are fake.
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I actually don't mind the faux patina on it and I never minded the non-rotating bezel because it has an alarm for it's intended purpose instead. Plus I am not going to be diving anyways.

I don't remember though, did the original have a rotating bezel?
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Fake boobs aren't beautiful once you know they are fake.

Fortunately, I am a real boob.
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I actually don't mind the faux patina on it and I never minded the non-rotating bezel because it has an alarm for it's intended purpose instead. Plus I am not going to be diving anyways.

I don't remember though, did the original have a rotating bezel?

I actually like the faux patin in this case, even though its not something I usually like.

It has a rotating bezel, its just inside not outside, same as the original.
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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.

Yes, I have heard it takes a little getting used to.  I think when one is paying close attention, or say just trying it on when you are studying the details of the watch its not a big deal.  I think it is more of an issue just checking the time at a glance, particularly if you have been wearing a watch with a standard dial for several days or weeks, and then you switch to this one.  Still its such a beautiful design that I would be willing to suffer the inconvenience of adjusting to the dial shift, for the sake of having that beauty on my wrist!

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Fake boobs aren't beautiful once you know they are fake.

I am going to kill 2 birds with one stone here.

First, the vintage "look" of the BB is not vintage, so is this bad?

No, it has actually been received quite well by most.

 

Second...

Well I am Breakin the Law (Priest reference :slayer:), here.

Blue shell boots with a *gasp* burgundy shell strap.

Throw in some red raw denim, and you get people all messed up.

 

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I actually like the faux patin in this case, even though its not something I usually like.

It has a rotating bezel, its just inside not outside, same as the original.

I believe the date version you posted with 3 crowns does, the one I posted with no date only adjusts the alarm with one crown and the time with the other. I could be wrong though.
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I actually like the faux patin in this case, even though its not something I usually like.

It has a rotating bezel, its just inside not outside, same as the original.

I wasn't talking about the Polaris. I was talking about the Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Fake boobs aren't beautiful once you know they are fake.

 

:rotflmao:

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Fortunately, I am a real boob.

:rotflmao:  You guys are cracking me up!

 

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It has a rotating bezel, its just inside not outside, same as the original.

I think I'm just too used to Subs, GMTs, Pashas, etc...where the bezels rotate.  I just don't love the fixed external bezel with rotating inner bezel....but that's just me.  YMMV.  

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Guys, here is the appropriate apples-to-apples comparison:

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