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If anyone is interested this beauty is for sale



http://www.styleforum.net/t/447993/jlc-master-grande-ultra-thin
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There are defo watches in the 500k+ range that I want.
While I appreciate the attendant complications in that price range, I (thankfully) haven't the slightest desire to own. Besides, that's car money.
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How do people here feel about the JLC Geophysic series? I probably wouldnt purchase one (too many others ahead of it) but there is something about it that I find very appealing.

Its a good watch but so are many others, and I just don't love anything about it.  I find it rather generic looking, but if you love it go for it!  

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Hahahah!

Always fun to meet up with fellow enthusiasts. How about that RM? How did you like the Patek 5960/1A up close and in the metal?

Lunch today:

 

Ha!  You even got a RM in there to put me back in my box!  Really don't see many in the wild.  As others have said, though I admire the construction and it's fascinating to hold and look at, aesthetically, I just don't find it beautiful.  It wouldn't suit me, and for the dough I could have several pieces off my grail list.  I "tyre-kicked" a couple way back in Dubai, and a local AD has just brought one or two in, but to me they're an oddity only for pointing at and playing with.  Like Greubel-Forsey.

 

The 5960 is a peculiar thing, and I'm really quite ambivalent about it: I don't know what they cost, but as the distinction is in being a Patek grand complication in stainless steel, making them a rare bird, I imagine they're as exclusive as their precious metal equivalents.  On the down side, I've never been sure about Patek's ventures into sportier versions of classic layouts - the red second hand, the trims and contrasts around the subdials, etc.  And making a sporty chrono with the addition of an annual calendar and day-night function seems more than a little incongruous.

 

But, on the plus side, it also seems very Patek Philippe: for all the above, it's not at all brash.  The case size is of a traditional rather than modern sports watch, i.e. perfectly dress sized in this era.  The little bits of colour and dash make it unusual rather than bright, and then only on closer inspection.  The bracelet is light and buttery-soft on the wrist, yet doesn't feel flimsy.  It's beautifully put together, as you'd expect.  

 

So as a sports watch, it would feel rather insubstantial and delicate for the lovers of chunky Tag Heuers and Breitlings.  And for the Patek purist, it might seem almost gauche to add these informal fripperies to such a nicely-made complication.  However, I think it does still somehow work: if you're the kind of fellow who has an extensive collection of platinum and gold complications, and uses his Nautilus to play in the sand, then it might just have a place.  It's an unusual, wearable, original watch that manages to be both eccentric and rather restrained.  I think you'd like it.

 

P.S. Is that a Blancpain Bathyscaphe in your pic?  Not at all TWAT-approved, but ironically, it's one I'd rather like. 

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I don't want to come.off as being racist or stereotyping, but the only RM watches I have seen in the wild are on the wrists of nouveau riche mainland Chinese, the same kind of people who would buy the tackiest most ostentatious clothes from LV and Prada just because they are LV and Prada. They walk into a boutique and ask for the most expensive watch available and walk out with a RM.

Black tie tonight:

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Its a good watch but so are many others, and I just don't love anything about it.  I find it rather generic looking, but if you love it go for it!  

Interesting, Dino...Our tastes are going to diverge on this point - I think in person the Geophysic is quite fetching. Its well proportioned, the dial has great depth and a linen-type finish, and it has great history. It may be heresy, but I prefer it to the modern Explorer, by a long shot. in fact, I may be putting my money where my mouth is and getting my hands on onr in the coming weeks. But a watch can't be everything to everyone, which makes this hobby interesting.

On an unrelated note, anyone have any educated guesses of what we might see at SIHH from VC or JLC?
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Stitches, beautiful 15300. Fits your wrist perfectly.
How do people here feel about the JLC Geophysic series? I probably wouldnt purchase one (too many others ahead of it) but there is something about it that I find very appealing.

Thanks, Axe!

I feel the same way about the JLC Geophysic. It appeals to me, but I dont think I would kop. I like rose gold version the best, personally. I think it works really well with the hands.
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Reveived my GMT BLNR a few days ago. Haven't been able to wear it because I need to add back another link and don't have a small enough screwdriver.

Love it in person and it keeps good time. Over the first 24 hours it gained 2 sec dial up. In he last 6 hours it's slowed about 0.5 or 1 sec crown down. I will see what it's like when it's on the wrist but generally seems like it will be well within spec.

Once I get my Nomos I can do a family shot. The Nomos is for whatever reason taking an eternity to make its way through the shipping channel. It arrived in SF last week and made it through customs as far as I can tell but still hasn't been delivered. Hopefully will have it in hand next week.
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Beautiful watch.  Only wish the power reserve was further up the dial so the 6 wouldn't get cut off.

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Reveived my GMT BLNR a few days ago. Haven't been able to wear it because I need to add back another link and don't have a small enough screwdriver.

Love it in person and it keeps good time. Over the first 24 hours it gained 2 sec dial up. In he last 6 hours it's slowed about 0.5 or 1 sec crown down. I will see what it's like when it's on the wrist but generally seems like it will be well within spec.

Once I get my Nomos I can do a family shot. The Nomos is for whatever reason taking an eternity to make its way through the shipping channel. It arrived in SF last week and made it through customs as far as I can tell but still hasn't been delivered. Hopefully will have it in hand next week.

Looking forward to pics of the whole family.

It's funny how much patience this strange little ... "hobby" ... requires at times.


Re: the JLC Geophysic, I do like the concept but have yet to see one in the metal.

From looking at images online, I kinda prefer the dial that only comes in a platinum case anyway.....and that's probably not going to happen any time soon happy.gif
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Geophysic is nothing special. :|
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I don't see the problem guys biggrin.gif
I like to wear my watches tight, that might do it. The main thing I wanted to share is that it's a perfect "every occasion" timepiece.

Goes great imo... : Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Is that you in the pic?

Question: how true is what Omega claims that if you use an automatic watch for golf and it has a regular balance wheel - by regular I'm referring to the material used - the hand position at impact could cause the spring to deform?


My Rolex feels the impact of several thousand swings a year and has been doing so for the past 5 years. I'd guess about 10,000 hits so far and it's no worse for it.

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Hello my fellow TWATers,

This is my first post on this thread! I was hoping for some advice, I would like to get a second strap for my Tag Heuer Carrera, preferably a black leather one. What do you guys think would suit the watch, and where should I get it from? (I'm UK based)






Cheers Nick
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I like the Geophysic a lot.  And I'm with Keith, the platinum is bestest.  But I don't like it $30k.  I suspect it will  be an interesting used option for about $12k, five years from now...

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A lot of BLNR love up in here!  I am glad others can take way better pictures than me because that watch deserves the love.  

 

Also waiting on Stitchy to post some quality shots of his 15300 and a write-up.  

 

I can't believe we are already to new watch season!  SIHH and Basel....what will happen in 2015?!?

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