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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Lunching at my club again today (apologies again for the crappy cell phone shot):
 

The Sub and the burger both look good to me!  I wish it were lunch time here, your photo is making me hungry.  

 

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Neither.  Quality workmanship, but I find neither do anything for me.  

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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

Has anyone ever used Auctionata? I'm very wary of their lack of super hi-res photos, although I suppose one could ask in advance...current auction going on now for Rolex/Patek and 7:30 for some other watches.

 

Haven't heard anything bad about them.

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post



Or




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I do like the JLC silver sunburst dial, but in this case I think I prefer the black dial.
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Quick question regarding the Valjoux 7750, I was setting the time today and thought I had pulled the crown out fully. As I started turning wheel I felt a bit of resistance and realized I was still on quick set date and watch had stopped at around 12AM. I'm not sure if I changed the date or not and watch seems to be working fine now, but is there any way to know if I damaged the movement?
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Quick question regarding the Valjoux 7750, I was setting the time today and thought I had pulled the crown out fully. As I started turning wheel I felt a bit of resistance and realized I was still on quick set date and watch had stopped at around 12AM. I'm not sure if I changed the date or not and watch seems to be working fine now, but is there any way to know if I damaged the movement?

 

 

That puts pressure on the gears but doesn't automatically cause damage to movement.  See how the date change works on its own.

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BH: I would probably go silver dial. But pick whichever version that you honestly think would get the most wrist time, competing amongst your other watches. That's what it's all about.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Original MUT Moon. The black dial on that watch does nothing for me personally.
Does the black dialled version have the same brushed finish as the original? The brushed finish is what makes the white face NOT bland for me...

edit: no.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Why not this???


I like the MUT Moon as much for what it is as I do for what it isn't. For me a dress watch will never see as much wrist time as a casual watch. But what appeals to me about the idea of a dress watch is the opportunity to boil down a mechanical watch to an elegantly minimalistic aesthetic. The JL Ultra Thin movements are pretty impressive. And let's face it, moon complications are neat!

It's easier to love a minimal watch when it uses precious metals, which is why silver dial seems like the classic choice. But the black dial with golden moon is quite sexy. It's a naughty bit of wrist candy.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I like the MUT Moon as much for what it is as I do for what it isn't. For me a dress watch will never see as much wrist time as a casual watch. But what appeals to me about the idea of a dress watch is the opportunity to boil down a mechanical watch to an elegantly minimalistic aesthetic. The JL Ultra Thin movements are pretty impressive. And let's face it, moon complications are neat!

It's easier to love a minimal watch when it uses precious metals, which is why silver dial seems like the classic choice. But the black dial with golden moon is quite sexy. It's a naughty bit of wrist candy.

I agree, but I think the MUT Moon bridges the gap: yes, it can be worn as a pure dress watch for formal occasions, but in my opinion it is a true go-anywhere, do-anything watch (short of actual sporting activities). It can be worn in almost every situation and with almost every wardrobe. I have it's bigger (but not "bigger") brother, the Perpetual Ultrathin, and it is almost as flexible. Short of true formal occasions, mine wears equally well with a suit, with jeans, with shorts and a tshirt, etc.

But the MUT Moon is even more flexible and a classic--elegant complications but not complicated. A very clean and elegant design. And while not razor thin like a true ultrathin, it's impressively thin for an automatic.

My one critique of the JLC silver-faced dials is that they don't use contrasting hands/indices on them, so they are harder to read. For that reason I prefer the black dial version (and is the reason I spent the extra coin for the WG perp ultrathin instead of the steel version--the steel's hands got lost on the silver dial, especially the subdial hands). However, that same issue many folks would consider a strong selling point in favor of the silver dial--it is more subtle, which is a nice feature in a dressier watch. Finally, I note that the moon complication will likely have more "pop" on the silver dial--the darker background of the moon disc is more camouflaged on the black face.

Great choice either way.
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I agree, but I think the MUT Moon bridges the gap: yes, it can be worn as a pure dress watch for formal occasions, but in my opinion it is a true go-anywhere, do-anything watch (short of actual sporting activities). It can be worn in almost every situation and with almost every wardrobe. I have it's bigger (but not "bigger") brother, the Perpetual Ultrathin, and it is almost as flexible. Short of true formal occasions, mine wears equally well with a suit, with jeans, with shorts and a tshirt, etc.

But the MUT Moon is even more flexible and a classic--elegant complications but not complicated. A very clean and elegant design. And while not razor thin like a true ultrathin, it's impressively thin for an automatic.

My one critique of the JLC silver-faced dials is that they don't use contrasting hands/indices on them, so they are harder to read. For that reason I prefer the black dial version (and is the reason I spent the extra coin for the WG perp ultrathin instead of the steel version--the steel's hands got lost on the silver dial, especially the subdial hands). However, that same issue many folks would consider a strong selling point in favor of the silver dial--it is more subtle, which is a nice feature in a dressier watch. Finally, I note that the moon complication will likely have more "pop" on the silver dial--the darker background of the moon disc is more camouflaged on the black face.

Great choice either way.

I have to agree with the previous gentleman's every point! The watch is amazingly versatile, and the silver dial very handsome. And true enough, silver on silver can be hard to read. Its major fault in my eyes is that it can appear almost bland in its perfectness. It is symmetric, well-balanced and unoffensive to the extreme. But the moon phase adds just the right amount of playfulness as a counterweight.

I have yet to see the black dial in person, but it looks like a choice only down to personal taste. The black looks awesome!

I collected a few pics of my MUT Moon ...
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

My head tells me that I should like Nomos, but for whatever reason my heart has always felt otherwise.

By all accounts they do things quote-unquote the right way, and offer some of the best value for $$$ in the whole wide world of watches.

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Couldn't agree more. Appreciate great engineering, great value for money, now in-house movements, fairly clean designs--but they don't pull at my emotions at all, and that's ultimately what makes me love a watch long-term. Teutonic emotionality being oxymoronic we'll shelve for later?

I recently acquired a Nomos Ahoi Atlantik and before getting it, I had only seen a Nomos in the flesh once (a Tangente) and I agree that they are so clean and simple looking almost bordering on generic. The thing that sold me on mine though was that I knew the fit and finish would be fantastic at that price point. After receiving mine, I definitely wasn't disappointed and it's definitely gorgeous and I do enjoy it but it's so cold looking that I don't know if I'll form an emotional attachment to it, if that makes any sense.
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Another Carrera added to the collection. This time a 2447N Carrera which I have hunted for over a year. This one's a special one with a Silver Script for the dial instead of the normal white script. Love the aged creamy lume on the hands. shog[1].gif
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Not a much celebrated maker in the TWATosphere, but I rather like that. Very retro, and I agree about the hands.
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That heuer is a fine looking watch, congrats. 

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Another Carrera added to the collection. This time a 2447N Carrera which I have hunted for over a year. This one's a special one with a Silver Script for the dial instead of the normal white script. Love the aged creamy lume on the hands. shog[1].gif
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Awesome Heuer! I definitely lack a Carrera in my collection, but otherwise Heuer has been (and still is) well represented. Sporty but classy, true racing pedigree.

@mimo, while TAG Heuer certainly doesn't get a lot of love here, I think the various true vintage Heuers such as this have always been well received. As well they should!

Regarding TAG and Carrera, I think the recent reinterpretations have been spot on!
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