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I'm no watchmaker, of course, but I can't see that they are much more fiddly than any other part of a watch. I'm sure they must be though, in some way that isn't obvious to me. And there will, no doubt, be a hefty mark-up 'just because'. At the end of the day they look quite neat, but they just (by design) go round in circles once a minute, so I can't get massively excited by them.

 

Now the JLC gyrotourbillon on the other hand - say in the Reverso - that's something I could see me selling my mother for. Any takers?

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^That's hot^
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The Rolex Glide-Lock clasp really is the best thing since sliced bread icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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The Rolex Glide-Lock clasp really is the best thing since sliced bread icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

YES.

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^That's hot^

 

I like the shirt too

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What are some truly whimsical dress watches?

 

I do like the look of the Glashutte Sixties, for example:

 

 

Though not quite my taste, I also can appreciate the devil-may-care attitude of the Franck Muller Vingage Curvex

 

What else might you point out?

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I really like some Frank Muller models, on the other hand I heard is an overpriced brand

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^I like the aesthetic of his older more classic looking stuff.  Some of the recent stuff though.... :eek:

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Let me reiterate this chap, which I really regret not buying second-hand when I had a chance a couple of years back...

 

 

Wore quite big though, so perhaps a little big for a dress watch.

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Whimsical watches, there are lots of great designs.  Below are a few of my favorites. 

 

.I'm not big on FM, I'd much rather have VC's design based on their original piece from 1912...with functional hinged lugs

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My own VC 1972 with asymmetric case

 

the Cartier Tank Asymetrique .  This piece belongs to a friend.  It's part of the retired CPCP collection. 

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AP's Asymmetric cased dress watch from I believe the 1960's

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Even Patek got in on the action of making some less traditional designs in the 1950's and 60s. 

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And another piece belonging to the same friend the Rotonde Jour et Nuit

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RotondeJourNuit.jpg

 

:inlove:

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Anyone thinking about purchasing internationally with the Euro where its at/going?  I was looking at the forums for a pre-owned deal, but after the currency conversion I'm seeing some new prices cheaper than some domestic pre-owned listings.  There's the shipping and also the duties/fees you can expect, but in some cases its more cost effective to buy new internationally (of course it depends on what brand/model you're looking at).  Within just the last two weeks there's a $250 USD difference at 3,000 EUR.  

 

 

 

Date EUR USD
Thursday 12/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3181.3998 USD
Wednesday 11/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3234.3045 USD
Tuesday 10/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3268.3915 USD
Monday 09/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3280.4266 USD
Sunday 08/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3282.4387 USD
Saturday 07/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3282.2288 USD
Friday 06/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3337.8002 USD
Thursday 05/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3348.7566 USD
Wednesday 04/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3381.1129 USD
Tuesday 03/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3390.5116 USD
Monday 02/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3384.2812 USD
Sunday 01/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3389.3559 USD
Saturday 28/02/2015 3000 EUR = 3389.3466 USD
Friday 27/02/2015 3000 EUR = 3393.8018 USD
Thursday 26/02/2015 3000 EUR = 3434.0151 USD
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Anyone thinking about purchasing internationally with the Euro where its at/going?  I was looking at the forums for a pre-owned deal, but after the currency conversion I'm seeing some new prices cheaper than some domestic pre-owned listings.  There's the shipping and also the duties/fees you can expect, but in some cases its more cost effective to buy new internationally (of course it depends on what brand/model you're looking at).  Within just the last two weeks there's a $250 USD difference at 3,000 EUR.  

 

 

 

Date EUR USD
Thursday 12/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3181.3998 USD
Wednesday 11/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3234.3045 USD
Tuesday 10/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3268.3915 USD
Monday 09/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3280.4266 USD
Sunday 08/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3282.4387 USD
Saturday 07/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3282.2288 USD
Friday 06/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3337.8002 USD
Thursday 05/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3348.7566 USD
Wednesday 04/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3381.1129 USD
Tuesday 03/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3390.5116 USD
Monday 02/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3384.2812 USD
Sunday 01/03/2015 3000 EUR = 3389.3559 USD
Saturday 28/02/2015 3000 EUR = 3389.3466 USD
Friday 27/02/2015 3000 EUR = 3393.8018 USD
Thursday 26/02/2015 3000 EUR = 3434.0151 USD


I brought this up a couple days ago, but it apparently was ignored.  Do you know any reputable EUR watch sellers?

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These are more poor man's versions, but I like it, the vintage non-round watch. A couple of made in Waltham Walthams:

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I brought this up a couple days ago, but it apparently was ignored.  Do you know any reputable EUR watch sellers?

I have one in Italy and two in Greece. It depends on what you are interested in. PM me and I can give you additional details.
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