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post #42256 of 48312
^ Indeed, it does:





I have yet to see a way to make a chronograph movement with a too-large case and dial look good. No matter how how they try to disguise it, it just doesn't work.

Not that there's anything wrong with owls. smile.gif
post #42257 of 48312
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I'd like to see a BLNR on a royal blue NATO...has anybody tried that yet?

In my imagination, I think that would be a decent combo.

 

Would look like an Orient.  I say go dark grey.

post #42258 of 48312
I personally don't think the sub-dials look too owlish on the Zenith. Certainly no Montblanc.
post #42259 of 48312
I wish I could find my inner RO. Seriously it's great to hear that you guys love it as much as you do
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After acquiring my RO, I didn't purchase another watch for roughly 2.5 years.  There are lots of great watches available, but after getting the RO, very few watches captured enough attention for me to seriously consider purchasing them.  Over the last few years the RO has gotten about 90% of my wrist time.  
I know how Stitchy feels.  My RO largely cured my lusting for other watches.  
post #42260 of 48312
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Has anyone here dealt with Alex Pig Timepieces, based in HK?

He sells on Chrono24, as well as from his own website, and he has a lot of very nice-looking watches, including a large collection of second-hand Rolex watches for sale.

Some of the prices appear to be excellent, particularly for some of the Datejust models (considerably below below what I would have thought), whereas prices for some other pieces (such as Pepsi-bezel GMT IIs) appear to be too high (at least as far as my limited knowledge extends).

http://alexpig.com/collections/watches/rolex

Any thoughts/opinions/observations/experiences are welcome.

I stumbled upon him while idly searching for vintage Datejust models and thought that some of the prices looked too good to be true.

So I went on a little reconnaissance mission for Journeyman. Figured some on here would appreciate the pictures as well so am posting them here. Enjoy.





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There was an OysterQuartz available at a very nice price, but try as I might I couldn't get over the fact that it was a quartz movement.
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I personally don't think the sub-dials look too owlish on the Zenith. Certainly no Montblanc.

 

I like the dial, the sub-dials are close but I think they make it work pretty well here.  A very good presentation for having close sub-dials at least.

post #42262 of 48312
For that style of dress chrono, I'd recommend a Junghans Max Bill chronoscope.

The 7750 movement is not exactly an El Primero, but you get a lot of watch for the money.
post #42263 of 48312
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There must be something wrong with me. The kop desire is still strong even though I tell myself repeatedly I have a very broad (though not necessarily deep) collection. Which includes a blue dial 15400 RO.

 

Well a broad collection doesn't necessarily have anything to do with satisfying that desire to kop.  One can have a lot of watches that are nice, but not necessarily items that impact one strongly enough to keep one from wanting to buy new pieces.  I think I have about the same number of watches as you (although some different brands/models) and none made quite the same impression on me in terms of stopping the kopping.  I like the 15400, and for some it is the perfect watch, but for me although it has AP quality and workmanship it wasn't the right choice.  I'm not sure that if I had chosen it, that it would have satisfied me on the same level as my own choice.  

 

I found that very few watches unless you get into very complicated watches offer better workmanship, quality, or versatility and hence I felt little desire to make other purchases for quite a while.  

 
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I wish I could find my inner RO. Seriously it's great to hear that you guys love it as much as you do
👍

Wishing you luck finding it my friend. 

 

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So I went on a little reconnaissance mission for Journeyman. Figured some on here would appreciate the pictures as well so am posting them here. Enjoy.
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There was an OysterQuartz available at a very nice price, but try as I might I couldn't get over the fact that it was a quartz movement.

Those DJs have too much stretch in the bracelets for my taste.  As for OQs, its was probably the most over engineered and well built Rolex in its day, even with a quartz movement.  It had advances that took decades to make it into Daytonas, Subs and GMTs.  It was the first steel Rolex to have a sapphire synthetic crystal, the first steel Rolex to use solid links for its bracelets, it was more antimagnetic than a Milgauss , and it even those it was a quartz it used an 11 jewel movement  IIRC it was water resistant to 100m when most were water resistant to 50m.   No watch can be everything to everyone. So quartz clearly won't be for everyone.  However just for comparison sake when you look at these movements, one can see the Rolex quartz movement isn't what you find in average to inexpensive quartz watches. edificemovement.jpg

OQ1aw.jpg

post #42264 of 48312
Yes. Obviously miles ahead of your average quartz. Wow.
post #42265 of 48312
@ aleksandr: curious if you bought anything, or strictly doing recon?
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Zenith reminds me of an owl. Subdials too close to center for me personally.

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^ Indeed, it does:
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I have yet to see a way to make a chronograph movement with a too-large case and dial look good. No matter how how they try to disguise it, it just doesn't work.

Not that there's anything wrong with owls. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

I personally don't think the sub-dials look too owlish on the Zenith. Certainly no Montblanc.

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

For that style of dress chrono, I'd recommend a Junghans Max Bill chronoscope.

The 7750 movement is not exactly an El Primero, but you get a lot of watch for the money.

The dial aside and I do like that dial, an 11mm thickness on a chrono must impress. No?

The Elite looks nice.
post #42267 of 48312
Agreed.

Thin = good

At least in my book.
post #42268 of 48312
Office mates.

post #42269 of 48312
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@ aleksandr: curious if you bought anything, or strictly doing recon?

Nope, strictly recon. Vintage pieces don't really appeal to me, more recent pieces were somewhat pricey.

There was a pretty decent 16613 (which is probably next on my kop list) at $7,300, which vaguely tempted me though pricing wasn't fantastic, but decided not to risk the wrath of mrs aleksandr with yet another unannounced unauthorised purchase.
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Both the Lamy 2000 and the Speedy are on my wish list. That Visconti ain't too shabby either!

 

@BostonHedonist How do you like the Lamy 2000? I'm currently using a Lamy Safari and Pilot Metropolitan. There's so much choice that becomes available when you're ready to drop 100-200$ on a FP!

 

EDIT* just noticed it's not a FP but a ballpoint.


Edited by ShawnBC - 3/27/15 at 7:45am
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