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Nice! Is that an Orion? I'm sorely tempted by the Orion 38 Grau...


It's a Orion38 definitely a keeper too.
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Is there anything better than an orient bambino in that price range for a dress watch?

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And don't have kids.
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And in the mean time, there's the Seiko 5 Military.  Which is totally cool.

...finally, an excuse to show off my $180 watch collection (down to being Mr. Three Seiko after giving one away to a friend.) I never wear the green one as I always planned to put a brown strap on it and never carried through.

 

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Junghans Mega Solar. Original strap wink.gif Never needs new batteries, automatically radio controlled time zones, beat that! biggrin.gif
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How do you guys feel about a brown croc strap on a black dial watch?
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I believe that the movement in the JA Chronograph is modular using the 3120 as a base.  While I understand the preference for an in-house integrated column wheel movement, if AP does develop one, I imagine it will carry a much higher price tag than their current offerings.  The offerings from Lange and PP all cost more than the JA chrono or the RO chronographs.  VC still uses the same F.Piguet movement in their Overseas chronograph, and AFAIK, they were using Lemania bases in their recent generations of chronographs such as the Traditionnelle.  I would also suggest that with Patek, JLC, and IWC are much higher volume producers of watches than AP and VC they can more easily spread out and recover the cost of R&D for chrono movements which are very costly and time consuming to develop.  Last production figures I saw were VC was about 20-25,000 watches annually, AP 33,000, Patek 55,000 and IWC was around 70,000.   So be careful what you wish for...we could eventually see APs with an integrated in-house column wheel movement...but at a far higher prices. 

from the interview back in 2012, Juan-Carlos Torres of VC mentioned that VC is moving to inhouse movements for all except for keeping Lemania. He mentioned time frame of 2 to 3 years.

Since the auto chronograph didn't come out this year, I guess it will next year.

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/interview-juan-carlos-torres-ceo-of-vacheron-constantin
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This was a gratifying read:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/an-open-letter-from-roger-smith

The watch industry is mostly BS in my opinion, so I'm glad when someone who knows what he's talking about shows that there is still some appreciation for design and manufacturing integrity.

I'm sure there are plenty (especially those with vested interests) who will claim that it's snobbish, irrelevant or can't be done, but the success of Nomos tells me otherwise. I don't see it as an elitist thing, either — it's simply about respecting your customers and your craft.
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Might as well add a watch shot while I'm at it:



I can't help thinking that the Oysterquartz would have been the better choice today, though...
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This was a gratifying read:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/an-open-letter-from-roger-smith

The watch industry is mostly BS in my opinion, so I'm glad when someone who knows what he's talking about shows that there is still some appreciation for design and manufacturing integrity.

I'm sure there are plenty (especially those with vested interests) who will claim that it's snobbish, irrelevant or can't be done, but the success of Nomos tells me otherwise. I don't see it as an elitist thing, either — it's simply about respecting your customers and your craft.

That was a great letter.

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Might as well add a watch shot while I'm at it: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I can't help thinking that the Oysterquartz would have been the better choice today, though...

Great shot!
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Techwear, cashmere gloves and Sub for the rainy autumn.

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Might as well add a watch shot while I'm at it:



I can't help thinking that the Oysterquartz would have been the better choice today, though...

👌sir!
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This was a gratifying read:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/an-open-letter-from-roger-smith
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The author was an assistant to George Daniels when he repaired the Duc d’Orléans Breguet Sympathique for Seth Atwood's collection. That's a nice feather in the cap for a watchmaker I'd imagine.
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How do you guys feel about a brown croc strap on a black dial watch?

I bought one for my Omega Speedmaster (silver bezel) but it just didn't look quite right. I went with a more distressed thick dark brown strap after that and then eventually back to the bracelet. I've seen some that look very nice on Panerais.
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