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Or this one!

 

Fake!

not sure if you are joking or not happy.gif
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Hehe..sorry, just a theme recently!

 

@Hayward : Fred just reminded me - Nomos Zurich Blaugold, the bluest of them all?

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Check out this Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon goes for about $7500....I love the moon phase, do you guys have any other moon phases that you like and are comparable?



Personally, I love the JLC ultrathin moon, and this model is well-regarded by those in the know. Clean, well-proportioned dial and case, and an in-house movement from a true manufacture. I have always been a fan of JLC, but unlike some others here, I am not brand-centric. I do like a number of aspects about JLC as a manufacture as well as a number of their designs. JLC doesn't get as much love here as some of the more over-exposed brands, many of which are more or less one-trick ponies.

Perhaps this is due to the more industrial (less ornate/haute) finishing of their movements. For a long time (and still, to some degree), most of the so-called "top tier" brands relied on JLC to design and manufacture movements for them. JLC has the reputation as the "watchmaker's watch," and having worked for a Swiss company for a number of years and spoken to many folks in Geneva about watches, this seems to bear out. What has always puzzled me is that their resale value tends to be lower than other "top-tier" brands, but again, I believe that has more to do with marketing exposure more than anything else. But I don't think you should ever buy a watch based on some perceived "investment" or resale value, as tastes change and brand status fluctuates over time. Buy what you love.

I don't think you can go wrong with that watch, although given the dollar's strength in Europe (and the VAT refund), I'd recommend purchasing from an AD there--PM if you need a recommendation, but the net savings against list price can be 25-30% or more.
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Thoughts on the case shape?

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I'm really beginning to hate Daylight Savings Time. 

 

 

I do quite like that GS Snowflake. Wish I had a boutique where I could see it in the flesh! Hayward, do you think you might share a few words on how it feels to wear?

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Thoughts on the case shape?

Its a cool case shape.  Its also a very traditional case shape for VC.  They were making Tonneau shaped cases on watches over 100 years ago.  I saw the RG version with small seconds at an AD where a friend works.  It is definitely larger than I expected based on photos.  However, non-round watches often look and wear larger than round ones. 

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Personally, I love the JLC ultrathin moon, and this model is well-regarded. Clean, well-proportioned dial and case, and an in-house movement from a true manufacture. I have always been a fan of JLC, and unlike some others here, I am not brand-centric, but I do like a number of aspects about JLC as a manufacture as well as a number of their designs. JLC doesn't get as much love here as some of the more over-exposed brands, many of which are more or less one-trick ponies.

Perhaps this is due to the more industrial finishing of their movements, but for a long time (and still, to some degree), most of the so-called "top tier" brands relied on JLC to design and manufacture movements for them. They have the reputation as the "watchmaker's watch," and having worked for a Swiss company for a number of years and spoken to many folks in Geneva about watches, this seems to bear out. What has always puzzled me is that their resale value tends to be lower than other brands, but again, I believe that has more to do with marketing exposure more than anything else. But I don't think you should ever buy a watch based on some perceived "investment" or resale value, as tastes change and brand status fluctuates over time. Buy what you love.

I don't think you can go wrong with that watch, although given the dollar's strength in Europe (and the VAT refund), I'd recommend purchasing from an AD there--PM if you need a recommendation, but the net savings against list price can be 25-30% or more.


I consider the MUT moon to be more or less the "leader" in that category / price range.

Looks really great in person....Newcomer had one (that he wore on ostrich!) and it was a real stunner, IMO.

Recently purchased my first JLC and have been quite impressed so far!



Also, @ hayward, that's a superb group shot. Love the RAF-style chrono....I understand those are becoming harder to find.
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I'm really beginning to hate Daylight Savings Time. 



You certainly have a type.

Overlooked in that pile is probably the CWC. Great looking poor man's watch. Is that a Khaki top right or something vintage?
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Anyone know what a IWC 3719-18 retailed when it came in 2007?

 

Black/yellow

 

Thanks!

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Anyone know what a IWC 3719-18 retailed when it came in 2007?

Black/yellow

Thanks!

I believe it was ~$3k.
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I believe it was ~$3k.

Thanks man! So its more expensive to buy that watch now then when it was new :censored:

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Thoughts on the case shape?
 

 

 

It is growing on me.  My grande Reverso is the most comfortable watch I have due to its shape.  I could see the right tournelle size being just as comfortable. 

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I'm waiting for the first Apple Watch in this thread. I hope its right after an IWC Port Chrono pic tongue.gif.
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Tried on my friend's JLC Master 8 Days yesterday… can't say I love this one.

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