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In re insurance: I got a quote from jewelers mutual (they came recommended) but it was 1.6% of value.  Would be fine with the 1.1 or 1.2 everybody told me it would be before I actually got the quote, but 1.6... ehhhh

Never used them, but I heard they are a good company to deal with.  As for 1.1 vs 1.6...the number I gave you was what I was quoted years ago.  It could have changed since then.  I really haven't checked to see if they or others have raised the premium.  The other thing to consider, is with some companies once the value is more than a certain amount, the premium/percentage could be higher.  Do some homework before you decide.  However, I wouldn't own really nice watches without insurance to cover them... its too risky.  IIRC, Derek had his place broken into years ago and had several Rolex and PAMs stolen.  

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I hear that!  

 

Also location plays a role in it.  Just had my hopes up before I looked lol oh well.  Like you said, its a good idea to do something

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That's pretty good, actually.
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I recommend Chubb's Masterpiece coverage. Spendier than most, but worth it. Very comprehensive coverage. I live in NYC, and with no car I couldn't get auto liability insurance since I can't get car insurance without a car. No matter. My coverage includes $5mm of umbrella liability, which is good worldwide...including for car accidents. As for watches....the policy came with $25K (per incident) coverage for watches/jewelry. Not separately scheduled, so no appraisal needed.

Now, will someone offer some additional thoughts on whether I should get the JLC perpetual ultrathin in steel or white gold? With the discount and VAT refund, the WG version is within spitting distance of the RRP on the boutique-only steel version.
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The moonphase fetish continues. I had been thinking I'd like a moonphase for a dress watch. However, I only wear suits for fun. So perhaps the answer is to push the creative license a bit...

 

Thoughts on this piece?

 

Schaumburg Perpetual MooN meteorite

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If you want a moon phase, take a look at the most accurate and innovative watch available - https://www.ochsundjunior.ch/watches/moon-phase/

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 Interesting dial color and more importantly I love the clasp with the bas relief crown. I'd like to see the crown in bas relief on more models going forward.

 

 

At the risk of sounding pedantic (but this is StyleForum, after all), that's not bas-relief, as the crown is sunken, rather than raised up from the background. It's sunk relief.

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If you want a moon phase, take a look at the most accurate and innovative watch available - https://www.ochsundjunior.ch/watches/moon-phase/


My first response was "What on earth am I looking at?" But it is quite an intriguing little work of art, isn't it...
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I think it's time for me to buy that Seamaster (2254.50) that I want... Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to find a good one that isn't overpriced? And where should I look for one? Forums? Dealers?

Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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My first response was "What on earth am I looking at?" But it is quite an intriguing little work of art, isn't it...

I think the entire line of OuJ watches are amazing. I own the annual calendar myself.
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At the risk of sounding pedantic (but this is StyleForum, after all), that's not bas-relief, as the crown is sunken, rather than raised up from the background. It's sunk relief.

My bad, not Dino's. I was writing rather quickly yesterday. :P

I do appreciate the correction that Kaplan and you provided. smile.gif

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Experimenting with macro...

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On a more serious note, how do you like the matte clasp innards compared to the polished ones on the Datejust II?

I don't have a DJ clasp for comparison, but it has the same internal deployant componentry as my 116520 and 116600. They're identical apart from the finish.

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The bead-blasted is a little less grippy against the wrist than the polished; that's about the only difference I can tell. Either works. smile.gif
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^ I didn't even think there could be a difference in how they wear - less grippy sounds good I guess?

I was purely thinking of aesthetics, as to me the matte looks noticeably worse than the polished (I do greatly prefer the all brushed bracelet though). Somehow, the polished clasp looks like a natural continuation of the stamped clasp I'm used to, while the bead blasted one kinda looks cheap to me - a little like 'silver' painted plastic, IYKWIM. My local AD described it as an attempt by Rolex to differentiate the watches, as if the ones with the polished clasp were 'better'. Don't know if he made that up himself, or if that's the official explanation. Either way, it's obviously a very minor thing, as it'll be hidden when worn :-)
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I think the entire line of OuJ watches are amazing. I own the annual calendar myself.

 

I've been looking into them and I'm very impressed with OuJ. I particularly resonate with their desire to create the simplest movements possible to produce the required data at your wrist.

 

Would you mind sharing a picture of your Annual Calendar?


Edited by BostonHedonist - 1/23/15 at 6:44am
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