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Yup, that's a rare dud for JLC in my view (and I'm a huge fan of the house). Too much going on on the dial and it all looks unbalanced.
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In re the JLC.  I don't understand the thick bezels for watches like that either.

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Tried on my friend's JLC Master 8 Days yesterday… can't say I love this one.

I dare say that one's got a bit too much going on. JLC has several iconic models and lines, but they do seem to have at least their fair share of missteps. Most of their sport watches, for example.

The one you posted reminds me of their update to the triple calendar from a few years back, when they took the otherwise classic and much-respected Master Moon Calendar (a triple calendar with beautiful proportions), and reconfigured the dial and crammed an RDM indication onto the dial. It was a frankenwatch if ever there was one. I can't bear to post a pic of it, it is so bad.

Thankfully, they've gone back to the classic triple calendar, and even recently added a stunning triple calendar ultrathin:



If I hadn't already pulled the trigger on the JLC perpetual ultrathin (which I l.o.v.e.), I might have been tempted by this one. inlove.gif
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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.

Is the Apple watch out in stores in the US yet?

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I'm not sure many of us in here are watching out for it!
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Couldn't agree more with everything above. Of course I can't tell my buddy.. "hey I like your watch, but you really could have done a lot better with that kind of cash to spend!" Great guy, amazingly smart and quite wealthy, but not so much a student of the timepieces.
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Is the Apple watch out in stores in the US yet?

lol.. who cares?! happy.gif
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Is the Apple watch out in stores in the US yet?

In store on the 24th of April....but see above ^^.
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I'm considering buying the Apple Watch for a little media project. I bet the YouTube video would pay for itself if I were the first person to find out JUST how durable it is...
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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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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. 

Never been a fan of non-round watches - in my head a watch must be round! - so never got into the reversos and santos. But this is interesting. Must get into a VC boutique and try one out. Not the tourbillon version of course though.
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I'm considering buying the Apple Watch for a little media project. I bet the YouTube video would pay for itself if I were the first person to find out JUST how durable it is...

Good luck trying to be the first to do that!
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Had three days away with the RAD 183. On my return just happened to reach for the blue face today dear heart biggrin.gif




Mimo, as you know I'm in the market but can't bear to part with this and/or the Rad' so I'm stalling on a new purhcase...

I'll just have to keep saving (!) whilst enjoying the search satisfied.gif

Don't ever let that watch go, mate, it's a thing of beauty...




...unless it's a gift for me tongue.giflol8[1].gif
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Thanks mate, though I'd be happy (!) for it to go to a good and caring home mwink[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Tried on my friend's JLC Master 8 Days yesterday… can't say I love this one.

I really prefer the Reversos to the Master collection.  However, I've tried it on in rose and in platinum, and in person its far better looking than that photo would suggest.  My friend has the limited edition Master Antoine (1 of 200) made in platinum, overall its quite handsome.

 

While I think its day night indicator could have been more elegant and the Arabic numerals are boring, I really think the original Hometime and the Master 8 day were both huge steps forward in attracting a slightly younger crowd, with its larger case, bolder lugs/bezel, and asymmetric dial.  I may be the lone dissenting vote here on this piece, but until this piece and the Hometime came out, much of their Master Control collection was almost geriatric.   Sure there are a few guys here now that wear Master JLCs, but until maybe the last 7-10 years you rarely saw round JLCs on anyone under 50.  I think there were certainly things that could have been done to further enhance its design, but I give them effort for doing something outside of their usual designs and bringing in a younger crowd of enthusiasts.  Its not for everyone, but neither are most watches. 

 

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Never been a fan of non-round watches - in my head a watch must be round! - so never got into the reversos and santos. But this is interesting. Must get into a VC boutique and try one out. Not the tourbillon version of course though.

It tends to be a love it or hate it kind of thing.  I don't own any round dress watches.  Most sports watches are round, so I like having something that looks and feels completely different both in shape and color (most of my sports watches are white metals, my dress watches are RG).  Also when possible, I favor non-round watches that use non-round movements.  Most companies just try to stuff a smaller round movement into square and rectangular cases.  However, it take more effort to make non-round movements and they are usually specific for a case because the company can't use them in round watches (unless its a really tiny movement.  In the past VC, JLC, Patek, Cartier, Piaget, and Lange have offered some great watches with form shaped movements. Good luck with your visit to the boutique. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I really think the original Hometime and the Master 8 day were both huge steps forward in attracting a slightly younger crowd, with its larger case, bolder lugs/bezel, and asymmetric dial.

I agree with respect to the original Hometime--I've owned one for years and I adore the asymmetric dial. It isn't as busy as the one shown above and works much better, stylistically.

I am, however, currently selling my Hometime (as my signature below indicates), but not for lack of love for the design. Why am I selling it? My wife gave me a lovely GMT/dualtime watch as a gift at our wedding, and she would be hurt if I wore the Hometime instead. So it resides in my safe, as it pretty much has since I bought it. (If anyone is looking for a mint condition Hometime, owned by a little old lady from Pasadena, and never taken out for a spin, drop me a line.) shog[1].gif
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Speaking of JLC, thoughts on the Duometre Lunaire / 40.5mm?


Edited by Grammaton Cleric - 3/12/15 at 6:51am
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