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Oh wow. Amazing, amazing watch.

Nice strap as well - source?
post #40262 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Oh wow. Amazing, amazing watch.

Nice strap as well - source?

The shell NATO is from Hodinkee

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http://i.imgur.com/Z7lVkcO.jpg

Taking this picture made me realize I need to clean up the crystal a little. It's a bit beat up but I think it's looking pretty decent for a 42 year old watch.
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http://i.imgur.com/Z7lVkcO.jpg

Taking this picture made me realize I need to clean up the crystal a little. It's a bit beat up but I think it's looking pretty decent for a 42 year old watch.

Wow, that's a beauty! I love the vintage manual wind Daytonas, particularly the version with screw down pushers.

Have you had it for a long time or is it a recent purchase ? Either way, looks great. Hope to see more pix soon. Cheers!
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I love the vintage manual wind Daytonas, particularly the version with screw down pushers. !
Ha, I thought they all had them. BTW, the shop I bought mine from called it a Cosmograph. I didn't become aware of the Daytona refernce until seeing it in an ad a few years later. Those were simpler times.......
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Ha, I thought they all had them. BTW, the shop I bought mine from called it a Cosmograph. I didn't become aware of the Daytona refernce until seeing it in an ad a few years later. Those were simpler times.......

Yes, I have an old catalog from the late 1970's where it is called a Rolex Cosmograph. In fact many early ones particularly I believe for markets outside the U.S. didn't say Daytona on the dial . I think by the late 80's very early 90's the Rolex catalogs called it a Cosmograph Daytona.

Earlier Cosmographs just have plunger pushers. I've heard some people have retro fitted earlier versions with screw down pushers and apparently some dealers that were trying to move back stock of older models did that too. Ones that left the factory with screw down pushers all say "Oyster" on the dial... Provided the dial is original.

Would love to see a photo of your manual wind Daytona. Is yours a "Panda" or black dial with white subdial? The manual wind models are the only version where I like the black and white dials equally. Later models I prefer the black dial.
post #40267 of 48312
Ill echo the ceramic smudge phenomenon. I noticed it taking pics of the Sub I posted. Odd.
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Ill echo the ceramic smudge phenomenon. I noticed it taking pics of the Sub I posted. Odd.

And I just thought I had dirty fingers.

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Oh, they'll show smudges all right. Sapphire is a dust and fingerprint magnet, too.

A quick wipe will sort it out, but sometimes I forget to do that before taking a photo.
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Not to draw the ire of the crowd, but does anyone have an opinion of Montblanc watches from experience?

 

This dual time is rather attractive, though I don't know much about the quality of Montblanc watches. I'm assuming the movements are somewhat generic...

 

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^
Their movements are actually pretty good. Most are originally from Minerva, a former maker of high-grade watches which Montblanc essentially absorbed after Richemont got their evil clutches on them. So I have no issues with the quality; it's the lame-o designs that tend to be the problem.
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I'd get the JLC Dual Time over the Montblanc. It's obvious at a glance in most Montblanc's that they are too big for their movement. Look at the placement of the date window on that Montblanc and compare it to the JLC.

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A smudge magnet is still a less frustrating phenomenon than a scratch magnet.
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A smudge magnet is still a less frustrating phenomenon than a scratch magnet.

 

I have learned to live with both.  My watch stays smudge free for about 5min after a wipe down and polished center links have to be some high up Rolex joke.  

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I quite like the Mont Blanc Heritage Spirit line, though as someone said earlier in the thread it looks like it could've come from JLC.

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