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I was in the AP Boutique in NYC to check out the Royal Oak 15450 (37mm). I have to say, for me, it is the perfect size. Even the bracelet fit me absolutely perfectly stock. It was a sign.

That is the model I'll be going for.


Great choice, can't wait to see your PICs sir.

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Continuing in the same not-a-Lange-but-quite-nice vein..

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Very nice Aleks lurker[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

On the Lange question the Zeitwerk and the Lange 1 moonphase.


Great watch!  Looking forward to the day when you post a wrist shot of your very own RO !  cheers.gif

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Great choice, can't wait to see your PICs sir.
Thanks guys. Me too!
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Rather harder to decide which one of them not to want.  Any of them that are available in platinum, please.  OK, the 31 then.

Zeitwerk is.
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Me too.inlove.gif

Me three. That patina. drool.gif
post #40761 of 48312
Yes indeed. And the 31, and the 1 moonphase, and other versions of the 1815, and the Datograph, and the Langematik, and the Richard Lange...imagine seeing that as the top row of your burred walnut winder?

Lange uber alles.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I wouldn't have pegged you for a gold/steel blue dial sub guy unless you meant the Seadweller.

I have stuff besides Rolex and Panerai.




Yep. I must have meant the sea dweller. Whichever had no bubble over the day counter.
As for the new batch, I think I would take all of them except for the round JLCs with day counter window.
I especially like the black Minerva TZ cal. 49 as it is a companion to my white-dialed one.
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narcissistic here! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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This gave rise to an interesting experiment. As soon as I saw your pics, but without paying any attention, I thought to myself - I will look at them and see which ones I would want to own myself.
So here is the result. I assumed that I could have any or all of the ones I wanted for free but could not sell them, so taking value out of the equation entirely, and that by ownership, I have to actually want to wear them with some frequency. With those conditions in mind, I would only want a few:

This is a fun game - I'll play too (and by the same rules):

Of the Rollies, I'd have to be the Pepsi and the Explorer. And if I didn't have a (no-date) Sub already, the Seadweller.

Of the PAMs I've learned from experience that the 44+ mm ones won't get a lot of wrist time, but as I still have a slight Panny itch, I'd love the first Radiomir in the second row. That's the PAM 62, no? While I would've prefered a base dial (no seconds, no date) there's not a lot of choice in the sub 45mm size. This 40mm one would wear rather nicely, I suspect. The automatic Zenith movement is just a bonus.

As for the next batch, quoted by dopey above, the two JLC flanking the Lange would take perfectly care of any dress watch needs I have.

Now zippy, how about the IWCs? IIRC you have both a white and a black dialed Mark XV as well as a Flieger Chrono 3706 (maybe even a 3713)? One or two of those would round things out perfectly.

Oh, and that RO too satisfied.gif
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#4. The Lange 1 and all its derivations are a big favorite of mine for some reason. But the Datograph still really makes me weak in the knees.

Yeah, I think I would go Datograph too.

If I could only pick one!

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Continuing in the same not-a-Lange-but-quite-nice vein..
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Quite like this one in person, and I thought it was really brilliant of Tudor to offer a lovely, functional diver like this on an (unexpected) insta-vintage leather strap.
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narcissistic here! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

This gave rise to an interesting experiment. As soon as I saw your pics, but without paying any attention, I thought to myself - I will look at them and see which ones I would want to own myself.
So here is the result. I assumed that I could have any or all of the ones I wanted for free but could not sell them, so taking value out of the equation entirely, and that by ownership, I have to actually want to wear them with some frequency. With those conditions in mind, I would only want a few:

This is a fun game - I'll play too (and by the same rules):

Of the Rollies, I'd have to be the Pepsi and the Explorer. And if I didn't have a (no-date) Sub already, the Seadweller.

Of the PAMs I've learned from experience that the 44+ mm ones won't get a lot of wrist time, but as I still have a slight Panny itch, I'd love the first Radiomir in the second row. That's the PAM 62, no? While I would've prefered a base dial (no seconds, no date) there's not a lot of choice in the sub 45mm size. This 40mm one would wear rather nicely, I suspect. The automatic Zenith movement is just a bonus.

As for the next batch, quoted by dopey above, the two JLC flanking the Lange would take perfectly care of any dress watch needs I have.

Now zippy, how about the IWCs? IIRC you have both a white and a black dialed Mark XV as well as a Flieger Chrono 3706 (maybe even a 3713)? One or two of those would round things out perfectly.

Oh, and that RO too satisfied.gif

I sold my black dial XV to a buddy but I still have my white dial and my Spitfire SE.








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Very nice Zippy! I like the classic dial and original bracelet 3713 and 3706 pilot watches.
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zippy must be butter, cause he's on a roll....
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Hmm. Do you suppose Rolex will make a "Coke" bezel in that lovely two-tone ceramic for the GMT Master II? Perhaps in the next few years?

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hmm. I thought I liked IWCs, but seeing all of them laid out like that, I am mostly unmoved. The Explorer from the first set is likely sufficient. Maybe your XC just so I have a strap instead of a bracelet, but, frankly, I prefer it on a bracelet. I have some speedies, but if I didn't. I'd take yours. In any event, I had my fill before we got to this batch so it is hard to do any more shopping in your watch case. . . . unless there is another batch coming.
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Great stuff, zippyh. Definitely some of IWC's best designs and models there, before pretty much all of them took a turn for the worse.

With that many (models and brands) to choose from, do you find you get to wear them all, or are there notable favourites, like maybe a particular model from each brand?
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