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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


Not yet engraved, but I think I will get a family monogram of some sort, eventually.

Or maybe gift it to my son, with something hyper-meaningful on there.

It's a lot of pressure (!) when I think about it. Took me months to pick the damn watch in the first place happy.gif

How in the world does anyone ever decide on a tattoo?!

 

No kidding.  On top of that I'd be worried that I'd get sick of the engraving.  I would just leave it alone as it's beautiful as is.

 

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You aren't missing anything!  A friend's husband has one and I really dislike its proportions.  The rectangular manual wind Reverso is the way to go IMHO.  

 

I agree.  Somewhat not a Reverso if you ask me.  Loses it's appeal.

 

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That's interesting @culverwood - I'm curious to find out.

I don't know how I've never seen this but there's a limited Italian edition Reverso - 150 pieces released in 2011 with a R where the 8 goes.

My daughter (aka the love of my life) was born in 2011 and her name begins with R. I feel incredibly compelled to find one of these...must have piece confirmed.

http://hoodinkee-beta.squarespace.com/2011/4/28/jaeger-lecoultre-announces-a-master-ultra-thin-reverso-limit.html

 

That would be great.  She could then inherit someday.  I think the watch could easily be considered unisex considering it's width.  Love it in the rose gold.  "R" has no significance to me, but I still like it a lot.  

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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

I've just read in an interview in the latest Calibre magazine that JLC are consolidating the Reverso range down to 6 cases from a current 20+. I wonder which ones will be the stayers? Perhaps this is the end of the line for the Squadra.

One could only hope!

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In honor of the much-hyped announcement of the Black Black Bay, I'm wearing this rare transitional today:

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Tudor 94010 Snowflake with round markers - produced in, as far as I can glean, very small numbers. It's even got the mismatched pearl, like the new Black Bay.

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Originally Posted by McWu View Post

In honor of the much-hyped announcement of the Black Black Bay, I'm wearing this rare transitional today:

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Tudor 94010 Snowflake with round markers - produced in, as far as I can glean, very small numbers. It's even got the mismatched pearl, like the new Black Bay.

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Bows down (let me know when you sell it).

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Quite a steal at $26,400.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


Not yet engraved, but I think I will get a family monogram of some sort, eventually.

There were couple galleries and an article I posted a while back on the history and process of the reverse engravings. Some of the pieces were so impressive they were fully color enameled, miniature works of art. Quite amazing.

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Quite a steal at $26,400.

If you mean they steal your money in return for that monstrosity, then a steal it is.
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Quite a steal at $26,400.

Bamford watches remind me of goofy kit cars.  

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I agree dino, but If Rolex themselves were ever to produce something like that, it would destroy the universe.

How long have folks been dreaming about something similar...stainless/ceramic/Newman-style?

Make a white dial version with some red accents? In-house chrono? Heck, I'd probably sell a kidney if I had to.
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Much-hyped, maybe... but look at this thing.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-new-tudor-heritage-black-bay-black-reference-79220n-by-john-mayer

I always told myself I'd never spend over 1000 CDN for a watch... but look at this thing.

What's the general feeling in here on the 2824 movement under the hood of this? I'm assuming it's not even in the same ballpark as the other ETAs that get passed around, with Rolex adding their own unique touches to it... all the same, if the market and the owner assign value to this watch, than value is what it has. A 2824 should be relatively inexpensive to repair and service when the time comes, anyhow. Still, it would make an interesting discussion between this and the many-thousand-dollar cheaper Squale (or equivalent sub clone)...
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

I saw that J C Randell retired a few months ago--who's the best out there now? Unfortunately missed out on having him do it. I'd prefer an artisan over sending it to Le Sentier.


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Wow, sad to hear that.  Those will be some big shoes to fill !!!

Not to say that JC wore baby's shoes but........



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Does the black bay really use Arial as its font?

Usually Arial tends to look ugly as hell, but the font on the black bay works well!

It also makes the Sub look gaudy and overdone.

Great watch, and it looks just right on a strap!
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I'm looking for a versatile daily dress watch and I think I'm settled on a rolex but open to other suggestions.

I'm looking for a pre-owned datejust II with a blue dial and fluted bezel. Good starter dress watch? What would be the going rate for one in excellent condition?

Anyone got any good places, I can comparison shop for one?

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Originally Posted by StylinProfilin View Post

I'm looking for a versatile daily dress watch and I think I'm settled on a rolex but open to other suggestions.

I'm looking for a pre-owned datejust II with a blue dial and fluted bezel. Good starter dress watch? What would be the going rate for one in excellent condition?

Anyone got any good places, I can comparison shop for one?

Try The Rolex Forum - plenty available.
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About 3 wks ago I mentioned that I was thinking about one of the new Cellini's - tifosi and Dino and a few others made some remarks that got me thinking....
So, after a week or so of agonizing and then another week of more of the same, then a week of screwing around making the deal, I have this:


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About 3 wks ago I mentioned that I was thinking about one of the new Cellini's - tifosi and Dino and a few others made some remarks that got me thinking....
So, after a week or so of agonizing and then another week of more of the same, then a week of screwing around making the deal, I have this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would have gone with the Cellini.


NOT! haha. Holy crap, jh. Absolutely stunning. Congrats and enjoy!!
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