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Actually I wouldn't even have noticed if people on here had not pointed it out. It doesn't really bother me either, I'm more concerned with the external aesthetic than whether the movement is much smaller than the case.
This is exactly my issue with big case with small movement. It effects the aesthetic. In general I find it displeasing when subdials and windows move closer to the center of the dial. Some watches handle it better than others, but it's always noticeable. Then, after I notice it aesthetically, the rest of the issue comes in to play. I don't like large cases in general though which makes it more of an issue for me.
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^ what the man said.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Actually I wouldn't even have noticed if people on here had not pointed it out. It doesn't really bother me either, I'm more concerned with the external aesthetic than whether the movement is much smaller than the case.
This is exactly my issue with big case with small movement. It effects the aesthetic. In general I find it displeasing when subdials and windows move closer to the center of the dial. Some watches handle it better than others, but it's always noticeable. Then, after I notice it aesthetically, the rest of the issue comes in to play. I don't like large cases in general though which makes it more of an issue for me.

Case in point. Here is Vacheron's perpetual calendar chronograph reference 47112, which didn't really need any upsizing at its 39mm size:

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Here is the model that's currently in production, up sized to 41/42mm but with the same movement. I took this pic when visiting VC's boutique in NYC with @Dino944, so that's actually his wrist:

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They are both beautiful watches, but I just can't help seeing (and obsessing over) all the white space in the larger version. And yes, that slightly more cross eyed look for the subdials at 3 and 9.


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Better pics of the 47112 from phase-de-lune.net. Amazing detail and proportions.

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That hunter's case, display back and movement!!!

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I mean, did anything really need to change with this watch? Boom.
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Well, I guess some things just don't bug me this much after all. I mean, even in 41-42mm, I think that's a very desirablel watch I'd never turn down, if given!


Edited by ShawnBC - 4/4/15 at 8:42am
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Case in point. Here is Vacheron's perpetual calendar chronograph reference 47112, which didn't really need any upsizing at its 39mm size: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Here is the model that's currently in production, up sized to 41/42mm but with the same movement. I took this pic when visiting VC's boutique in NYC with @Dino944, so that's actually his wrist:

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They are both beautiful watches, but I just can't help seeing (and obsessing over) all the white space in the larger version. And yes, that slightly more cross eyed look for the subdials at 3 and 9.


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I guess we have different aesthetic senses then, I find the dial on the smaller original somewhat squished. The proportions on the newer model look better, the hands look more refined as well.

P.S. Why does the day / month window say MAR / SEP?
P.P.S. That is a lot of hair..
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Oh actually I answered my own question after thinking about it for 2 seconds. French.
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guess we have different aesthetic senses then, I find the dial on the smaller original somewhat squished. The proportions on the newer model look better, the hands look more refined as well.

P.S. Why does the day / month window say MAR / SEP?
P.P.S. That is a lot of hair..

That's ok. You can work on that. wink.gif
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Seeing as we're posting seamasters.





Less glamorous than most posts in this thread as I'm currently wearing a hoody with a fairly septic looking hungover head on me. You can bet the bank that the engineers in the Omega factory weren't expecting that dive bezel to be used as a means of timing the cooking of a hungover feast...
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Well, I guess some things just don't bug me this much after all. I mean, even in 41-42mm, I think that's a very desirablel watch I'd never turn down, if given!


The perpetual calendar chronos are usually rendered very beautifully by most good watchmakers. They also price them accordingly - the VC that's currently in production will run you about $130K, while the old/discontinued 47112s trade in the $50-$60Ks for YG and $70-$80Ks for platinum.
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The perpetual calendar chronos are usually rendered very beautifully by most good watchmakers. They also price them accordingly - the VC that's currently in production will run you about $130K, while the old/discontinued 47112s trade in the $50-$60Ks for YG and $70-$80Ks for platinum.

 

Hence the reason I said "I would never turn one down, if given" because obviously, I'm not making the kind of money that could afford me one of those timepiece! :facepalm:

 

On a side note, there's plenty, and I mean plenty of quality timepieces in my price range - enough to fill a couple of 30 watch boxes, so I'm not afraid of running out of potential purchases! I find that's one of the downsides about hanging on forums like SF - they tend to (intentionally or not) make you idealize/lust after the grails you can't afford, instead of being content with the good ones you can! I try to keep in mind that no matter what forum I hang on (be it clothes, cigars, whisky, watches, bicycles, German cars, etc.), there will always be members with what seems like limitless disposable income who can afford all those nice things you can't. I don't think it's a bad thing in itself, but you (when I mean 'you' I actually mean 'I') have to remember that you should appreciate the things you can afford, because there will always be someone with bigger/nicer/more expensive things than you, but on the other side of the spectrum, someone who sees the things you have in the same way you lust after the other poster's Patek.

 

Just because your watch says Seiko and not Rolex, you jeans Levi's and not 3sixteens and your shoes Meermin and not Saint Crispin's doesn't detract from their intrinsic value. 

 

(/vent)

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Finally added this to my collection.: 14060. Couldn't be happier😊
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Nice addition! Congratulations!
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Sweet two-liner.

Congrats!



And I'm also going way out on a limb here and stating that EITHER of those VCs can eat crackers in my bed anytime.

I'm actually hard pressed to pick which one I prefer, and that's not me trying to be political either.

Both have attributes that I really like and they both seem pretty design-coherent, if that makes sense.

Gun to my head? I'd probably take the smaller version, but it's damned close.
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Finally added this to my collection.: 14060. Couldn't be happier😊 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Beautiful! I'm trying to snag myself a Submariner (No Date) myself. Hopefully soonish...
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