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^ You suck.
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You should demand both an engagement and a wedding watch!
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Not an MB fan, but thought this was a step forward for them (not my pic):

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^ That does look nice. Simple, classic, not too cluttered.

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I've only seen the Annual Calendar that was on Hodinkee so far. Can you share pics?

Of the Perpetual? Sure, here are some:

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/montblanc-meisterstuck-heritage-perpetual-calendar-watch-e10000/
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It definitely looks better than their previous designs. But if the watch industry is going to stick with 41+mm watches, can ETA/Sellita/Soprod et all start making movements with bigger date rings?
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if you come from a country / culture where its traditional for the groom / groom's family to demand a dowry, then sure. Otherwise it is very bad form.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

This is my favorite MB. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Same here. Been a fan of that since day 1.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

if you come from a country / culture where its traditional for the groom / groom's family to demand a dowry, then sure. Otherwise it is very bad form.

Ha, it was a joke. Would be nice though wink.gif
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Do you all insure your watches? If yes, replacement value or market value? And with who?
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One day old...

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post





Amazing dial on this one. I might just have to keep it. smile.gif

Hi Belligero,

 

Can I know what dial is that? It's a 36mm Oyster? Thanks!

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Interesting datapoint on the MB Nicholas Rieussec - when they were first released (2010? 2011?) dealers were instructed absolutely no discounts, ever. And this is against the backdrops of dealers discounting 10% or 20% off list price for most brands (including MB) without one even asking, with the possibility of further discounts after some negotiation.

About a month or so ago I was offered the entry level at ~30% off list. Wonder what changed.
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Originally Posted by justinzx View Post

Can I know what dial is that? It's a 36mm Oyster? Thanks!

Oui, avec plaisir!

It's the basic steel 116000 Oyster Perpetual, which is the simplest men's model Rolex currently manufactures now that the Air-King is on hiatus. The dial colour is called "White Grape", and it takes on a great variety of tones and colours depending on the lighting and angle. I believe that RFX recently got the blue 3-6-9 dial version, which is also excellent in my opinion.

A big plus for me is that the bracelet centre links and top of lugs are brushed instead of polished. This extra reflective surface is tolerable on the Daytona — I guess — but to be honest, that's my least favourite feature of the 116520 and I would wear it a lot more if they hadn't done that.

Also, you get all the good shit like the Parachrom balance spring in the 3130 movement, which (IMO) is the top mechanical three-hander for reliability, durability and toughness in real-world use. There are no corners cut on this one; it's just less blingy compared to the Datejust. I'll have to do a group photo at some point to illustrate side-by-side with the sports steel models.

The bracelet is genius — I particularly appreciate the bas-relief crown on the sculpted clasp:


Image lifted from http://rolexoysterperpetualday-date.blogspot.com because the stickers still haven't come off mine yet.

edited to add better clasp detail photo:

photo credit: Space-Dweller on TRF


And yes, it's a 36 mm case. I consider it to be ideally-sized for a man's wristwatch, and I say this as someone whose wrists are 200 mm in circumference. Some who don't appreciate understatement say it's a bit undersized, but I assume that's just because they're disgruntled due to having small wangs.
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As the regulars know, I'm a bit of a design fascist, and there's nothing to annoy me on this watch.
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Hope this helps!
Edited by Belligero - 1/22/15 at 3:48am
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Not an MB fan, but thought this was a step forward for them (not my pic):
soon-to-be-forgotten watch (Click to show)
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Not a fan. That date window in the middle of the dial has me picturing tumbleweeds inside the case. Good luck to whoever buys that if they're not looking to get burned on resale. I think these meaningless fluff watches are going to be the first ones culled with the Swiss Franc situation.
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