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Recently took an interest in quality watches. Purchased my 1st "real" watch, a Junghan Max Bill Chronoscope with the Milanese Strap.

Absolutely love it, big step up from the Uniform Wares watch (151) I had previously.

Hooked and already making a list of grail items to start building my collection smile.gif

 

The Max Bill Chronoscope, especially on Milanese mesh, is a very lovely watch! Good choice!

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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

Recently took an interest in quality watches. Purchased my 1st "real" watch, a Junghan Max Bill Chronoscope with the Milanese Strap.

Absolutely love it, big step up from the Uniform Wares watch (151) I had previously.

Hooked and already making a list of grail items to start building my collection smile.gif

 

Great choice.  Now make with the pics already.

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Do it Steel, do et. My only issue with 5 digit references is the bracelet, it takes a bit of time to get used to older oyster bracelets after you wear the new models. That said, there is something about 5 digit references, they look more like tool watches whereas newer models are more luxury items.

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All I can do is enable smile.gif

This would also look amazing on a vintage leather strap.

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Novelty: I hate you.

Mark: I had a prompt and painless UK delivery from creationwatches.com in Singapore.

Steel: get it. Also, NATO? Also, I want if you don't.

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WHY NOT?

Seems like a steal, Steel! (sorry)

And besides, a used Sub is the easiest flip in all of watchdom, if it turns out you don't like it, or if you maybe grow tired of it later for some reason.

Very little risk, IMO.

Always appreciate the support and enabling Gents. Watch is on hold for me and I might take the plunge.
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End of the day, I still got the Saxonia. I mean what can I do?! The guy has been sitting there since I first lay eyes in it. All these while the saxonia has been always been the back of my mind.



What can I say? I really tried to find information and reviews about the saxonia but sad to say there really isn't much. It's always about the 1815, not much love for the saxonia eh? Anyway it all boils down to how I want my collection to go.

I had the opportunity to try on the Richard lang, certainly a magnificent piece, but at 10.5mm thick, it just look like a golden macroon on my wrist. The L941.1 calibre is what really made me pull the trigger. It's really the workhorse of A.Lange. till date even after 20 years, they are still using the same calibre for the 2015 saxonia;Mine is circa 2008 btw. Really shows how robust and timeless the calibre is.

Bad lighting really don't do the watch justice but it's the most comfortable watch in my collection.
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@Novelty77 - you are blowing this place up recently, my friend. Congrats, it's stunning.
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^ Nice Lange.

Out on Friday
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I am looking to purchase a Submariner Ref 114060 in the next week or two. What ballpark percentage off can you expect from a Rolex AD and are prices usually negotiable on used Rolexes as well? I saw a used one on Tourneau's website listed at $7,000 and it seems that you might as well just spend the extra money at that point and buy new.
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I am looking to purchase a Submariner Ref 114060 in the next week or two. What ballpark percentage off can you expect from a Rolex AD and are prices usually negotiable on used Rolexes as well? I saw a used one on Tourneau's website listed at $7,000 and it seems that you might as well just spend the extra money at that point and buy new.

You can always make an offer, esp. for a used piece. Many dealers don't discount at all. A few may. Two locals offered me 0-5% off a new one. I'd buy one from a well known grey dealer for the best savings on Rolex.
PM me if you want a referral.

Good luck!
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Blue checkered shirt wrist shot? I remembered someone started this checkered shirt thing way back.
Thanks for sharing my excitement guys. I really appreciate and enjoy the positive comments
and personal opinion on the watches. And I love that fact that people are careful of how they communicate
their views in a way that it doesn't offend the owner in anyway. That's what TWAT is all about right? Appreciation
on watches, in a way make the owner feel good about their purchase.

I hope that you guys are not irritated by my excessive pictures. I really hope to see more "wrist shot of the day" here.
Seeing the watch in the wild is really different from seeing it in the Photoshop, enhanced pictures on the maker's website.
Sometimes it doesn't really represent the full aesthetic effect of the watch.

I got cheated by BALL once when I bought their watch. Their orange lume tubes look super amazing in the pictures but in real life,
lacklustre, weak lumes... Needless to say, I sold it. What I wanna put across is that we or I want to see watches on ordinary people,
not on celebrity, models or nofrills- its a compliment. hehehe..





Gloomy Monday Morning.
Edited by Novelty77 - 8/2/15 at 10:20pm
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Had lunch with a watch collector friend yesterday, tried on his 5196g. Unfortunately it fit me very well uhoh.gif And he might be looking to sell.

I have heard a few arguments against this Calatrava (small movement in larger case etc), but on my hand it was pure magic. It does not fill an empty spot in my collection, nor satisfy any other rationalization. It was just very, very nice smile.gif
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Yeah, so this happened just before my summer vacation shog[1].gif My friend's 5196g is now my 5196g.

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Just a watch, pure and distilled. It wears surprisingly large for 37mm, due to long lugs and a thin bezel. Monochromatic and almost boring. Let the others shout, this one whispers. I like it a lot.

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Perfect for formal occations, but I'm just as happy to wear it casually.

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@Novelty77, that is awesome. Congrats! That movement. Puts my solid caseback PP to shame biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Novelty77 View Post

I really appreciate and enjoy the positive comments
and personal opinion on the watches. And I love that fact that people are careful of how they communicate
their views in a way that it doesn't offend the owner in anyway. That's what TWAT is all about right? Appreciation
on watches, in a way make the owner feel good about their purchase..
Wait....where......here? shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Yeah, so this happened just before my summer vacation shog[1].gif My friend's 5196g is now my 5196g. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DCA56814-BB95-4E09-A012-4F4016A6ECAC_zpsewvh5moj.jpg

Just a watch, pure and distilled. It wears surprisingly large for 37mm, due to long lugs and a thin bezel. Monochromatic and almost boring. Let the others shout, this one whispers. I like it a lot.

947BB2C0-3C18-4AD8-BA56-DDB15AF176AA_zpssgohigep.jpg

Perfect for formal occations, but I'm just as happy to wear it casually.

BB3A1E35-7DFF-477A-BB3E-F758A01ABAD5_zpst70pd3ek.jpg
This may be my new favorite Patek.
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This is perfect.

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Originally Posted by Novelty77 View Post




What can I say? I really tried to find information and reviews about the saxonia but sad to say there really isn't much. It's always about the 1815, not much love for the saxonia eh? Anyway it all boils down to how I want my collection to go.
 

Beautiful addition to your collection.  Not sure why the other models seem to get more attention on various forums, but I wouldn't let that bother me.  You can always write your own review and share ownership impressions once you have had it a while.  Congrats and enjoy!  :cheers:

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