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post #46921 of 48312
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

Hmmm.  Trying to decide on a watch.  

 

A)

 

 

 

 

or B)

 

 

I prefer the strap on A, but that I can order it for B.  I prefer the limited editionness if you will of A.  I prefer the sword hands of B and the "REVERSO" font and font size of B.  B saves me about $2500, but resale isn't as lucrative, though I am thinking I wouldn't resale for a few decades.

 

I like the fauxtina look and want a Reverso, but it's a tough choice.

I prerfer B (although I like A's strap, which is easy enough to change to). You mentioned B saves you $2,500  so if its resale is not as lucrative, perhaps it matters less since you paid less.  In the end there is no real shortage of limited edition JLCs.  I've told the story several times, but I know someone with a limited edition JLC, one of 200 in platinum and when he considered selling it, finding a buyer was very difficult.  JLC is a great watch and a great value for the money, but knowing resale of them isn't always easy (even when its a Ltd ed) maybe I'd go for B (Reducing my overall exposure), save some money, and more importantly its the one you seem to prefer.  Good luck with whatever you decide.    

post #46922 of 48312
That strap on A looks like someone's made it themselves in leatherwork class. Definitely B for me.
post #46923 of 48312
Note that A comes with a black croc strap, or should. I made this same decision a few years ago; I wanted the limited edition, like the syringes, and that the 'rustic' brown cordo strap came from Casa Fagliano (Argentine leather polo goods). If the strap was a generic brown cordo that had no ties to the origins of the Reverso, it would probably appeal a lot less. But I had no cares about resale, as I still intend to have the rear face engraved. The only con, if there is one with your decision, is that it's a scratch magnet, as other TWATters have commented.
post #46924 of 48312
Reading the Phillips catalogue on paper is a far more satisfying experience than browsing through the lots online.

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post #46925 of 48312

^ Given that you're wearing a Sub, did you notice the 1953 Rolex Sub-Aqua (short-lived predecessor to the Sub) that's up for auction?

post #46926 of 48312
Honestly, the strap a watch is shown on really doesn't rate any consideration when I'm contemplating a purchase. They're so easy to switch out at a relatively nominal cost. Bracelets, on the other hand, are a much different story.
post #46927 of 48312
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post
 

Hmmm.  Trying to decide on a watch.  

 

 

I prefer the strap on A, but that I can order it for B.  I prefer the limited editionness if you will of A.  I prefer the sword hands of B and the "REVERSO" font and font size of B.  B saves me about $2500, but resale isn't as lucrative, though I am thinking I wouldn't resale for a few decades.

 

I like the fauxtina look and want a Reverso, but it's a tough choice.

Have you considered the Cartier Tank Basculante Mechanical?

It reverses and pivots up for a nightstand clock while traveling. 

post #46928 of 48312

Thanks for the replies about the Reversos guys.  One more question.  Can anyone confirm or deny that the hour markers of the two watches I posted are the same?  They look to be, but tough to tell in the photos.  

post #46929 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ebauche View Post

Have you considered the Cartier Tank Basculante Mechanical?
It reverses and pivots up for a nightstand clock while traveling. 
post #46930 of 48312
On the Reverso I prefer Option A As a side note... (Click to show)
Rumor has it someone is selling a Basculante shog[1].gif
post #46931 of 48312

I am in the process of beginning my mechanical watch journey. Really pleased with this!

 

post #46932 of 48312
@no frills

Any idea what leather combo was used for that Galway?

Looks like...

Uppers: burgundy shell
Shaft, eyelets: cigar shell
Shaft, behind eyelets: chestnut Utah

It's stunning.
post #46933 of 48312
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post


For people who don't think these are beaters I would direct them here:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f23/your-rolex-story-65983-40.html#post8782058

Or his thread (read through the whole thing)
http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=345242

....holy... had to register for Rolex Forums to see the pics on the last one, that was really an interesting thread. After page 4 biggrin.gif
post #46934 of 48312
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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

Hmmm.  Trying to decide on a watch.  
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
A)






or B)



I prefer the strap on A, but that I can order it for B.  I prefer the limited editionness if you will of A.  I prefer the sword hands of B and the "REVERSO" font and font size of B.  B saves me about $2500, but resale isn't as lucrative, though I am thinking I wouldn't resale for a few decades.

I like the fauxtina look and want a Reverso, but it's a tough choice.

Have you tried it on? I had one and didn't like the way it laid on my wrist. Looked nice, though.
post #46935 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

That strap on A looks like someone's made it themselves in leatherwork class. Definitely B for me.

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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

Note that A comes with a black croc strap, or should. I made this same decision a few years ago; I wanted the limited edition, like the syringes, and that the 'rustic' brown cordo strap came from Casa Fagliano (Argentine leather polo goods). If the strap was a generic brown cordo that had no ties to the origins of the Reverso, it would probably appeal a lot less. But I had no cares about resale, as I still intend to have the rear face engraved. The only con, if there is one with your decision, is that it's a scratch magnet, as other TWATters have commented.

By one of the foremost leather crafters in the world, I hear. They'll whip one up for you for about $5-600.
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