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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

It bothers me that the Roman's on both dials for 4 are wrong.  Why not use IV?

I'm not sure you can call it 'wrong' when it's been in use on watches for over 200 years.

Here on a Longines from 1867:



And here's one from 1812 (Click to show) As mentioned above, probably due to better balance. This way you get four markers using I's, four using V's and four using X's.

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Edited by Kaplan - 2/9/15 at 10:26am
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Zippy, please PM me your address, alarm code, and safe code. No reason, just curious.
post #40803 of 48312

Frilly once announced on here that he doesn't have an alarm.

 

Maybe he just stands guard all night, in that there rubber suit.  Kinky.

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I love that lange in the last page.

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Zippy, please PM me your address, alarm code, and safe code. No reason, just curious.

I would be honored to be robbed by stitchy.
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Roadster "IIII teh win" ....

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I would be honored to be robbed by stitchy.

Oh, I think stitchy's robbed a bunch of people over the years.

ZING!

Probably working on robbing a few more as we speak, right stitch? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I love that lange in the last page.

 

I loved its platinum twin, on my wrist.  Did I mention that?

 

 

*sigh* one day...


Edited by mimo - 2/9/15 at 8:44pm
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Makes sense for the arguments of IIII vs. IV.  Now seeing the 4 X's, 4 V's, and 4 I's is pleasing to the eye.

 

As for alarms, I tell my wife if we were ever robbed, they have really bad luck.  The would have to find us deep in our neighborhood, choose to break into a house with 2 vicious (not really) pit bulls and an alarm, then find our minimal valuables.  Our neighbors have nicer non-garaged cars which make me think they would be better targets in a burglars mind.

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I would be honored to be robbed by stitchy.

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Oh, I think stitchy's robbed a bunch of people over the years.
ZING!
Probably working on robbing a few more as we speak, right stitch? biggrin.gif


Shhhhhh it doesnt work if they know.
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In re the IIII vs IV thing, this is an interesting explanation:

 

 

"On Roman clock faces, "IIII" is often used in place of "IV" for the "4 o'clock" (excuse me... 04:00 or 16:00 per ISO9000 :) !). This is apparently because "IV" is an abbreviation for "Jupiter" in Roman times. So they decided to use "IIII" so that their public clocks didn't have "1 2 3 GOD 5..." written on them."

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Roadster "IIII teh win" ....
 

:fistbump:  Looks great!

 

I think the IIII works really well on Cartier watches as their Romans seem to be a bit bolder and more stylized than that of the Patek or Lange in question.

VC often skips the IIII vs IV dilemma by using a stick markers at the 4.

 

 

 

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Does anyone know of a good option for watch repair / servicing in Washington DC? My brother has a Longines Chrono that has stopped running. He doesnt have the papers or warranty that came with it and the watch was originally purchased on the grey market. I know that isnt a TWAT approved way to purchase and maintain watches but any help would be appreciated.
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Once the original warranty expires then it wouldn't actually matter whether the watch had its papers or came from a gray market shop vs. a gray dealer.  At that point the service wouldn't be free even if a person had the papers.  I generally stick with official service centers.  

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Does anyone know of a good option for watch repair / servicing in Washington DC? My brother has a Longines Chrono that has stopped running. He doesnt have the papers or warranty that came with it and the watch was originally purchased on the grey market. I know that isnt a TWAT approved way to purchase and maintain watches but any help would be appreciated.

+1 to Dino's comment. But if your brother ever makes it to NYC, there is an outstanding watchmaker/repair shop in Grand Central Station called Central Watch.
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