I have a question (design of everything else aside), how is the spacing on the NonServiam JLC above, any different than Mont Blanc below? I assume people will praise the JLC and hate this Mont Blanc but given the same dial, I couldn't tell the difference. Just for conversation, I am not a fan of either as I can't stand the ~4:30 date window.
Now this may be the one Mont Blanc that gets its spacing right but a lot of the time it is all wrong.
That's the one my friend bought, only with that woven carbon fiber strap.
I respect everyone's opinions, but it's important to note that one watch lover will get extremely picky and opinionated about details that won't even factor into another's thinking process. So any time one asks a group of them for an opinion, it needs to be with a grain of salt.
Talk about rabbit holes. A decade ago I thought Seiko Kinetic watches were cool because they didn't need a battery. And now look at me. I hesitate to buy any watch model that doesn't represent some important horological advancement.
On the one hand, to feel confident spending a small fortune on an anachronistic device with redundant functions, you need to learn a lot about what it all represents (unless you're only concerned with the status aspect). With so many nice watches available and at such high prices, one needs to be able to narrow the options by developing strong preferences, superfluous though they may be. On the other hand, the more you learn about horology, the harder it is to justify a watch just because it had a pleasing look and is reliable and accurate.