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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

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.  

Im with you half way. I wipe down my crystal anytime I notice a smudge or dust or a water spot, and the bracelet from time to time. Scratches however, I have learned to deal with and not even concern myself with. Its part of why I was not bothered buying my last few watches pre-owned. The desk diving scuffs are going to happen anyways, so why get upset about it. The only time it bothers me is when I am trying to get pics and the DSLR picks up big time on any swirlies and scuffs lol.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

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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It shouldn't be terribly surprising considering Jerome Lambert, former CEO at JLC, is now CEO at Montblanc.

 

For half the price of a JLC dual time, the new Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Dual Time doesn't seem like too much of a compromise. Sure the JLC is unquestionably superior in form. But twice as good? Certainly not.

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

It shouldn't be terribly surprising considering Jerome Lambert, former CEO at JLC, is now CEO at Montblanc.

For half the price of a JLC dual time, the new Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Dual Time doesn't seem like too much of a compromise. Sure the JLC is unquestionably superior in form. But twice as good? Certainly not.

The heritage perpetual calendar, also quite nice but showing it's uh, heritage, can be had for a comparative song.

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Been wearing this for the last few days. Nothing too unique, just a standard sub date I bought about 17 or 18 years ago. I remember it was between this and a speedmaster moon and I was agonizing over which one to go with until my wife told me if you want a Rolex stop effing around and just get a Rolex. She was absolutely right and I've never looked back and never really wanted the moon after that. I wore this a lot after I got it for a number of years but then as other watches came along this one got less and less wrist time.

Anyways, it's nice to put on a watch you haven't worn for a while and realize that you still love it. Kind of like meeting an old friend.
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A great feeling indeed. Sometimes I will put a watch away for months just to have that sensation.
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So, Ahoi has arrived from the Netherlands and I have been wearing it for a couple weeks. Finally got some pictures today. Lots of snow in Boston so these pics only seemed appropriate. I also bought a metal bracelet to go with it and will post some pics once I have made the swap.

I know there has been some back and forth about Nomos the past few days. The watch grows on you the more and more you wear it. Oddly I most appreciate how quickly I can read the time due to the simplicity of the dial. Funny how that is important in a watch. My CVDK always took an extra second to get the time due to the busy dial.








Edited by europrep - 1/28/15 at 11:31am
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Very very nice, euro!

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So, as requested, I tried to get some pics of the Royal Oak 15300. I have tried 3 different times, and on none of these occasions was I pleased with the outcome.

All the same, I give up, so here is what I think are the best pics of the hundred or so I took. Caveat, Im not a great photographer, and this watch looks a million times better in person, so please keep that in mind.













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^ You're a better photographer than I am, Stitchy. Well done, great watch!
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Great shots stitch! I'm sure you are LOVING that piece.

For the sake of comparison, since it gets asked here a lot, here are some dial shots of the 15400, where I think you can see some of the aspects of the metallic dial of the 15400 vs. the truer white dial of the 15300.

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You guys are freaking killing me!!
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Great looking pictures guys!!!:slayer:

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That Ahoi is waaaay up high on my want list.  Congrats @europrep !

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That Ahoi is waaaay up high on my want list.  Congrats @europrep !

 

many thanks! :cheers:

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Thanks, guys!

TC, those are great pics. I know I ended up with a different model than you, but a lot of my inspiration to make the jump was due to those pics of yours. And those of trip d. smile.gif
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