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I'm not in love with it but it definitely looks better in those photos.  It might have looked better if they had done it in steel and YG, or a less rosy shade of pink gold.  

 

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Well, to be fair, Rolex have been doing it for a few decades and it's worked for them...

Actually, AP offered the RO in steel and gold from the 1970's through the early to mid 1990's (and Patek offered a tutone version of the Nautilus, and VC offered a tutone version of the 222, the 333, and the Phidias during roughly the same period).  However, as there was a strong movement in favor of white metal watches in the late 1990s, each of the brands stopped offering 2 tone sports watches and focused more on all steel models.  However little by little they have all started offering tutones again, with AP being the last to do so.  

 

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Well, to be fair, Rolex have been doing it for a few decades and it's worked for them...

 

 

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Hey guys, I have a sweet idea. Let's take the most damage-, scratch- and wear-prone parts of the watch and make them in a softer metal!

:rotflmao:   Agreed, definitely not a version for people that are tough on their watches.  

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Name me a nice, platinum watch. Two hands preferred (three acceptable). Up to 39mm. Sort of agnostic on HW v. automatic.
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For those of you that frequent the pre-owned sites/forums, do you do anything about scammers if you come across any?  Before making my most recent purchase I encountered several seedy sellers (one was an obvious fake on Craigslist, the other was a forum poster), and I wasn't sure if I should notify the site or alert someone about it.  

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Name me a nice, platinum watch. Two hands preferred (three acceptable). Up to 39mm. Sort of agnostic on HW v. automatic.

JLC Geophysic. 38.5. Auto. 2 hands. Really nice IMO. Only 58 pieces made however...
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^^^Love that combo^^^

Its my fave look for a Speedy.
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Name me a nice, platinum watch. Two hands preferred (three acceptable). Up to 39mm. Sort of agnostic on HW v. automatic.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Grand Taille:




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Platinum FP Journe CS, available in 38 or 40mm

 

I'm biased as I just got the rose gold but man!

 

 

 

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Name me a nice, platinum watch. Two hands preferred (three acceptable). Up to 39mm. Sort of agnostic on HW v. automatic.
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Dopey what about the Richard Lange 3-hander? Photo below is of the white gold boutique edition, but this comes in platinum, too:



Also really like the VC Traditionnelle in platinum:

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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

What did you get?

An Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. I like classics wink.gif
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Name me a nice, platinum watch. Two hands preferred (three acceptable). Up to 39mm. Sort of agnostic on HW v. automatic.

Well, if you can stretch the size a bit, there's
this: (Click to show)
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- which @ 42mm is 3mm smaller than most Radiomirs :-)
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Certainly not their finest hour, but those were tough times when it seemed the quartz revolution might wipe out mechanical watches. Lots of watch companies produced some questionable watches back then. As much as I like watches from the "The Big Three," they all produced some horrible, only "1970's Vegas appropriate" looking watches watch that regardless of the quality are best forgotten. Yet, I wouldn't hold that against them decades later.
My opinion of Cartier is more broadly based, across their entire product line, and in a historical context. That is, that the departure of the family (and Jeanne Toussaint) signaled the fall of the House of Cartier. A bit dramatic but there it is.




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Interesting! I've only ever seen occasional price reductions from AP. I've not seen it from other brands. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed & hope that a few other brands will do the same.
I would love to see reductions as well but I'm just a tiny bit peeved that one of my Franck Muller pieces will have its list price reduced by 25k.
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JLC Geophysic. 38.5. Auto. 2 hands. Really nice IMO. Only 58 pieces made however...
Not a dress watch. But a neat everyday watch is you are the type that has a platinum daily wearer.

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Its my fave look for a Speedy.
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Grand Taille:




Beautiful. I was thinking I would like a white dial but would have to see this in person to see if I like the "silver" dial. I might really love it. In any event, your answer reminds me that the old extra-plate Vacheron in White Gold is still the ideal dress watch. I like the stick markers on that better than these
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Dopey what about the Richard Lange 3-hander? Photo below is of the white gold boutique edition, but this comes in platinum, too:



Also really like the VC Traditionnelle in platinum:

I do not like the Lange at all - numerals in particular bother me, but, in general, there is too much clutter on the dial.
The Traditionnelle is really beautiful, though not necessarily what I was thinking when I said dress watch.

lol. I just noticed that I didn't write "dress watch" I remember now that I was thinking that and put it in my post. But then I deleted it so as not to prejudice the answers. Now I know why you weren't following my secret instructions.
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Well, if you can stretch the size a bit, there's
this: (Click to show)
65full1.jpg

- which @ 42mm is 3mm smaller than most Radiomirs :-)
lol That's what I get for not specifying dress watch.
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Tourbillon Tuesday! Newest TickTocking review of another Journe Tourbillon highlighting some of the differences with later pieces

 

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Dopey, when do you plan on making this purchase?
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I would love to see reductions as well but I'm just a tiny bit peeved that one of my Franck Muller pieces will have its list price reduced by 25k.

Yes, I suppose I would be a bit annoyed to see a big reduction in MSRP on a watch I already owned.  Sorry to hear that.  Still wish it would happen with other brands that in recent years have developed over inflated MSRPs.  

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Dopey, when do you plan on making this purchase?
Sometime between tomorrow and never. Wotcha got for me?
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