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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Not to beat the dead horse but why is IWC in particular singled out on here for having a multitide of limited editions? Have you seen limited editions of the ROO? There's even one for my country for goodness sakes.

Not sure what you are talking about?  No one singled out IWC.   Someone posted a new Omega limited edition, so therefore comments were focused on the new 007 Omega.  They make a limited edition for every Bond film they do. Actually, one AD I visited made a funny comment when a friend asked to see a 007 limited edition years ago.  My friend said, "So I hear these are the new limited editions."  The owner of the store, replied, "Yes, they're limited alright, they're making 7,000...too bad there are probably only 2,000 buyers for them."  He said he usually gets stuck with a few.  

 

If you think I've given Omega an unfair bashing, while giving IWC, AP's Offshores or other brands a free pass, then you are sorely mistaken.  I have previously discussed on several occasions how tiresome and pointless many limited editions are, particularly the the Offshore limited editions.  Please feel free to scroll back and read posts from past, but I didn't think there was a need to go into discussing Offshores limited editions or those of other brands because its been done before, and no one was discussing Offshores.  As for Omega...I do have to say I am not sure if there is a more pointless limited edition than their Snoopy Speedmasters about 10 years ago.  

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@Dino944 Just for you.

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@Dino944 Just for you.
 

:rotflmao:  :crackup:  

Limited edition banana bread... that's fantastic!  Thanks for a good laugh! That will go very nicely with this limited edition "Royal Wedding Donut" which was created by Dunkin Donuts to honor Prince William and Kate Middleton tying the knot.  

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I can always wash them down with some limited edition coffee...;)

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

mimo, I've heard good things about that movement....it's made by Swatch/ETA, but exclusive to Longines, correct?

Wonder how it would look on a dark brown croc strap fing02[1].gif

 

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Nice mimo - congratulations. I've come to like those Longines more and more... Unusual to see it on a bracelet; would also look great on a strap.

 

Thanks, all.  I was also thinking of putting it on a strap: one of the reasons I bought it was that it's quite a dressy watch for a chrono - the steel/silver dial is subtle, the tachygraph on the inside isn't too prominent, and the absence of lume, contrasting hands, a bezel etc, really tone it down.  But although the bracelet works in the context, all polished and very comfortable, I'm not sure I love it.  It's a little too bling next to the dial.  I'm thinking maybe a black or blue croc, as my other two regular strap watches are on brown.  Also, my other planned buy is also a half way between sporty and dressy, a versatile everything watch on a bracelet.  A bracelet I like more.  So the more different this one is, the more likely it will survive!

 

As for the movement, that's 90% of why I got this.  I've looked at a few - one on a nice brown strap with an off-white dial, but it was too close in flavour to my Omega, and one in a more sporty make-up, either with a painted tachygraph on the bezel or an Arabic 12, neither of which I wanted.  So this was the one.  You're right, it's made by ETA, based of course on the venerable 7750, but made with a column wheel exclusively for Longines as you said, under the name "L688".  There's quite a lot going on with this movement, I'm enjoying playing with it, and the perlage all over is pleasing.  All in all, it's quite a lot of watch, for comfortably under $2k - including taxes and shipping to Oman.

 

 

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If you think I've given Omega an unfair bashing, while giving IWC, AP's Offshores or other brands a free pass, then you are sorely mistaken. 

 

Indeed.  Omega, IWC and AP have all had a battering on many occasions.  A 7000 limited edition is funny - that's more than three times the number of watches H Moser & Cie make each year.

 

7.  Now that's a limited edition.  Ask Harry Winston.  But yeah, I was joking about the non-diamond version being "nondescript"!  Having said that, 50mm platinum juggernaut or not, that movement is so fascinating to watch, I'd love to wear it.  

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Not sure what you are talking about?  No one singled out IWC.   Someone posted a new Omega limited edition, so therefore comments were focused on the new 007 Omega.  They make a limited edition for every Bond film they do. Actually, one AD I visited made a funny comment when a friend asked to see a 007 limited edition years ago.  My friend said, "So I hear these are the new limited editions."  The owner of the store, replied, "Yes, they're limited alright, they're making 7,000...too bad there are probably only 2,000 buyers for them."  He said he usually gets stuck with a few.  

If you think I've given Omega an unfair bashing, while giving IWC, AP's Offshores or other brands a free pass, then you are sorely mistaken.  I have previously discussed on several occasions how tiresome and pointless many limited editions are, particularly the the Offshore limited editions.  Please feel free to scroll back and read posts from past, but I didn't think there was a need to go into discussing Offshores limited editions or those of other brands because its been done before, and no one was discussing Offshores.  As for Omega...I do have to say I am not sure if there is a more pointless limited edition than their Snoopy Speedmasters about 10 years ago.  

Apologies - I never meant that. I could have said it much better and less flippantly, and it was also somewhat out of context when quoting the James Bond Omega picture.

Please kindly disregard and I hope I have not caused offence.
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We are all friends here.  Even though some have strong opinions.  Mentioning no Belligero names.

 

Your collection is awesome, btw.

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7.  Now that's a limited edition.  Ask Harry Winston.  But yeah, I was joking about the non-diamond version being "nondescript"!  Having said that, 50mm platinum juggernaut or not, that movement is so fascinating to watch, I'd love to wear it.  

At SIHH Richard Mille had this new flower tourbillon. Also fascinating to watch and if I recall correctly one could press a button and the flower would 'bloom'.
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That's what I'm talking about!  Found it.  Incredible.

 

I saw a RM "Felipe Massa" a couple of weeks ago.  A graduation present from a friend to his son, that said son wore to dinner.  Graduation, that is, from high school.  How the other half lives!  But respect to the young man in question: firstly, because he chose a watch over a car, and secondly, he has good manners.  I feel it's important to mention.

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Let's just say, it wears like butter.


Basically it's fairly non-existent, that is until you look at it. YMMV

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Besides it makes a nice companion for this one.
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For the indecisive among us, we have trip d!
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

We are all friends here.  Even though some have strong opinions.  Mentioning no Belligero names.

Your collection is awesome, btw.

Thank you sir. I rather like it myself.

I have discovered a chrono that may have my name on it:

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Like it. But only if it counts the tenths: I kind of feel that's the point of the El Primero, and it doesn't seem complete to me without it.
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Personally, I think it could lose that rather marooned looking date at 4.30, and I'd prefer a different colour dial. I like the way the sub-dials overlap though, and it looks very clean and readable. The sub-dial hands must be layered so that they don't hit each other, presumably. That's quite neat.

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The subdials are enlarged and overlaid to disguise the fact that the base movement is far too small for the case. It looks better than the usual cross-eyed effect from smushed-together subdials, but why not just make the watch a better-looking 38 or 39 mm instead of 43 or whatever?

At least they took the effort to increase the diameter of the date wheel, unlike the typical lost-at-sea look from a normal-sized movement in an oversized case, but I agree that the 4:30 position is unfortunate, and I think that it would benefit from not having a date in the first place. Not the worst-looking watch by any means, but there are better Zenith models available.

Of course, that's just my opinion; I could be wrong.
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Random question:  what do the Twatterati think of Jaquet Droz?

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

The subdials are enlarged and overlaid to disguise the fact that the base movement is far too small for the case. It looks better than the usual cross-eyed effect from smushed-together subdials, but why not just make the watch a better-looking 38 or 39 mm instead of 43 or whatever?

At least they took the effort to increase the diameter of the date wheel, unlike the typical lost-at-sea look from a normal-sized movement in an oversized case, but I agree that the 4:30 position is unfortunate, and I think that it would benefit from not having a date in the first place. Not the worst-looking watch by any means, but there are better Zenith models available.

Of course, that's just my opinion; I could be wrong.

I was wondering when one of the watch gurus would say that. Some Montblanc watches posted here got a lot of criticism for the same problem and was surprise it was not the first reaction.
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