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^^ Great looking watch, Rog.
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Very nice!

Sadly the 18ct gold GRAFF watch with Chopard movement turned out to be faulty- the seller won't commuicate, and although they're being contacted by the European Consumer Centre they're unlikely to replace the watch, as the nearest equivalent is £143,000.

I own 7 watches, 4 I inherited from my aunt but I'm allergic to them, a steel and gold Citizen which I'm also allergic to, ditto with the £1,000 Technomarine chronograph watch my parents bought me for my 40th birthday..

Next year I'll have to save up for my Grail Watch, which I've requested a price for, but will be lots of ££££, meaning I cant upgrade my yellow diamond ring...

I've bid on an 18ct gold watch on eBay, Harrods are getting the price of the one I really want , but I won't be able to afford it so I just use it as a screensaver.

I'll post pics if I win it..😊

How I wish I'd never sold off my platinum Blancpain to pay off my ex to get rid of him...😭

Actually like my GRAFF ring so not sure whether I'll upgrade next year or not yet!
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Damn Roger, that's a beauty. Wears pretty big, doesn't it?  I know close up pics tend to exaggerate that, but it seems to stand quite tall?  Anyway, loud and proud...I love that case.

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Weekend wrist shot:


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^ That Longine definitely has great wrist presence. I'm pleased that Longine have been re-freshing their more historically-inspired collections. There are so many great Longines from the past, especially their chronos, and these newer Longines really get it right...
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^ That Longine definitely has great wrist presence. I'm pleased that Longine have been re-freshing their more historically-inspired collections. There are so many great Longines from the past, especially their chronos, and these newer Longines really get it right...

I'm not digging the 2nd one, but the 1st "Czech Reissue" or whatever it was is definitely pretty cool.
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Damn Roger, that's a beauty. Wears pretty big, doesn't it?  I know close up pics tend to exaggerate that, but it seems to stand quite tall?  Anyway, loud and proud...I love that case.


Distortion is part of the package in any POV wrist shot, but yes, as with most cushion-shaped cases it wears larger than it's notional "diameter" would suggest.  Thickness is actually at the lower end for 7750-based chronos.

 

This angle gives a better sense of proportion:

 

 

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The Longines puts me in mind of this cushion-shaped GO:

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^ That is very cool… I'm liking Glashutte more and more these days.
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^ It wears very nicely. It's a modular chrono, but for the price,I don't think you'd expect an integrated column wheel movement. I like the bi-compax layout and over dial balance. Not too busy.
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I've bid on an 18ct gold watch on eBay, Harrods are getting the price of the one I really want , but I won't be able to afford it so I just use it as a screensaver.

I'll post pics if I win it..😊

How I wish I'd never sold off my platinum Blancpain to pay off my ex to get rid of him...😭

Actually like my GRAFF ring so not sure whether I'll upgrade next year or not yet!

Hope to find out today if I've won my gold watch in auction 🐱🐱
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The Longines puts me in mind of this cushion-shaped GO:

 

The 70's chrono is delicious too.  But I have to say, for a modular column wheel and a nice case, Roger's Longines is a lot of gorgeous for a fraction of the price.  Would be interesting to see both movements close up, and how the overall finish compares.

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I spotted this baby in the wild at an Art Basel shindig last night.

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^ Impressive in the metal?
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The 70's chrono is delicious too.  But I have to say, for a modular column wheel and a nice case, Roger's Longines is a lot of gorgeous for a fraction of the price.  Would be interesting to see both movements close up, and how the overall finish compares.

 

The 7750 isn' t a modular movement - it is fully integrated.  It was designed from the ground up as a chronograph movement.  You can generally tell by looking at the pushers - which on a modular chronograph will sit slightly higher (closer to the dial) than the crown.  On an integrated chronograph crown and pushers will line up on the same plane.

 

 I've had bad luck with modular crhonograph movements over the years (GP, Ebel) and now avoid them.

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