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Thoughts on the case shape?
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I dont hate the shape, and I think for the general design of that watch it works, but the asymmetry bothers my brain. If the 3 and 9 were at the halfway point top to bottom, I would like it more.
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@ Grammaton Cleric

Not a fan of the Duometre. For what it costs I'd be looking at something from another brand.
The only current round JLC that I really like a lot is the Master Chronograph.
If you are going to purchase an expensive JLC, make sure you love it and its a keeper. JLCs have a rather limited appeal on the secondary market if you tire of them.
Edited by Dino944 - 3/11/15 at 5:58pm
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I dont hate the shape, and I think for the general design of that watch it works, but the asymmetry bothers my brain. If the 3 and 9 were at the halfway point top to bottom, I would like it more.

If Aleksandr goes for the more basic small seconds model, the 3 & 9 marker will be at the half way point between the top and bottom of the dial.
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On the tourbillon model they moved the hands up to accommodate the tourbillon. Or something like that. Its the same deal for the patrimony tourbillon as well:



Of course, for the price of a tourbillon I could buy a small house, so I will thankfully not have this problem.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

On the tourbillon model they moved the hands up to accommodate the tourbillon. Or something like that. Its the same deal for the patrimony tourbillon as well:

 

Hmmm... that asymmetric dial is pretty awkward, isn't it? It looks even more jarring on a watch with the round case as (to me, at least) the lack of symmetry is more noticeable.

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I am a hueg tourb whore, but I still wish they found a way to keep it from affecting the symmetry in those models.
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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?


Pretty much like nothing. If you instinctively associate weight with quality it won't impress. The titanium also scratches easier than steel; but it's also easier to polish off. Another issue with the Ti is that the bracelet uses pins and collars rather than screws.


That said, it's a joy to look at, with a lively steel-like finish as opposed to the dead gray of most titanium watches. It's a fairly carefree casual watch on the bracelet, on a strap it makes a great cocktail watch that you hardly notice until you need to.


Edited by Hayward - 3/11/15 at 9:27pm
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^ I really like the texture of that dial. It's subtle, but very attractive.

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Speaking of JLC, thoughts on the Duometre Lunaire / 40.5mm?

I'm a big fan. Something about it just chimes with me. I like the movement, the layout of the dial, the texture of the dial. I even like the way the little split second hand jumps, although that bothers some. It's certainly on my shortlist to look out for in the aftermarket.
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^ I really like the texture of that dial. It's subtle, but very attractive.

+1
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Why are tourbs so expensive? It's pretty established technology. Is it simply, like a lot of things, because they can?
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^There are cheap Chinese Tourbys.  Not that I'm advocating them.  

 

I believe a lot of the cost is the manpower.  FC makes one you can get for under 30k.  Not cheap but not as insane

 

http://www.luxuryofwatches.com/frederique-constant-manufacture-tourbillon-fc-980s4s6/?gclid=CjwKEAjw8oSoBRCss4qDrP3Y7yUSJACKumZ9CbdiE-jAn0-KfWiwysbxhBM_N3gZaIGlCFUkmCCAOxoCoKTw_wcB

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Personally, I never really liked the way an exposed tourbillon looked. Even though I can appreciate their horological significance, I'd rather not have one on my dial..

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Yep. I think they take some ridiculous number of man hours (and these are expertly skilled man hours mind you) to make. Though I suspect, like most high end goods, the increase in cost does not entirely account for the staggering premium you have to pay.
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