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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 3136post #47026 of 4831211/2/15 at 12:33ampost #47027 of 4831211/2/15 at 4:00amQuote:Originally Posted by gopherblue
Late to the party on this one (hopefully not too late). The original JLC MUT dress watch ticks all your boxes except size. 34mm, but insanely thin (Cal 849 is only 1.85mm thick) and a true dress watch. Extremely elegant and perfect to wear for a formal occasion like your own wedding. Get the version with the sapphire back and marvel at a true ultrathin (a complication in itself). It was made in steel, white/rose gold and per your request, platinum.
Otherwise, I concur with others on a classic Reverso.
Thanks Gopher. I've been leaning in much the same direction. Though it has yet to be seen if Mrs. Hedonist will put aside her accountant's sensibilities and go through with a watch purchase. My love of watches is one of those things she tolerates to a point.
On a completely separate note. I still can't get the everose Yachtmaster out of my head.
Though I have yet to find one and try it on. But I'm trying to decide how - and at what point - a watch like that might fit into my lifestyle. It's a precious metal, which would make it "dressier," but the rubber strap thumbs its nose at all that. I rather like the fact that it's relative opulence is so understated - fits my "casual luxury" aesthetic pretty well. Still it's quite flashy for me. I'm generally not into yellow or rose gold - yet the contrast with black just completely blows me away on this one. But at about $24k for the 40mm model, we're in the neighborhood of watches that actually come with some gold on the bracelet. I mean the YM has a rose gold clasp... but the rest is rubber. Makes me wonder if Rolex priced it wrong...
Edited by BostonHedonist - 11/2/15 at 4:12ampost #47028 of 4831211/2/15 at 4:23am
It will fit very well into your lifestyle when you are breezing into harbour on your yacht on a round-the-world sailing trip - crewed, naturally. You'd be wearing a lot of linen. Maybe smoking a cigar. To me it's that kind of watch. A more subtle alternative to the all yellow gold GMT II.post #47029 of 4831211/2/15 at 4:35am
I saw one in a shop just last week, and I'd almost forgotten it existed. I don't do gold anyway for myself, even if I theoretically had the money. But once I'd thought for a moment and realised what it was, I couldn't get over the fact that it is inherently stunning to look at. Less bling than all gold - just - and managing to be both distinctively Rolex and boldly modern. If I were a gold-loving dude with a yacht who didn't give a shit, I'd be into itpost #47030 of 4831211/2/15 at 4:36am
I like that YM as well but when I finally saw the price, there is a lot in that price range to consider. I've not seen it in person but know someone who picked one up while in Europe. At the current Euro/USD exchange you could pick one up for around $20K then possibly get a discount or VAT back when coming back to the US?post #47031 of 4831211/2/15 at 5:14ampost #47032 of 4831211/2/15 at 5:18am
Two out of three?Quote:Originally Posted by mimo
I saw one in a shop just last week, and I'd almost forgotten it existed. I don't do gold anyway for myself, even if I theoretically had the money. But once I'd thought for a moment and realised what it was, I couldn't get over the fact that it is inherently stunning to look at. Less bling than all gold - just - and managing to be both distinctively Rolex and boldly modern. If I were a gold-loving dude with a yacht who didn't give a shit, I'd be into it
I still haven't seen one in the flesh. Going to have to, one of these days - though a part of me is resisting letting myself near that watch.Quote:Originally Posted by jbarwick
I like that YM as well but when I finally saw the price, there is a lot in that price range to consider. I've not seen it in person but know someone who picked one up while in Europe. At the current Euro/USD exchange you could pick one up for around $20K then possibly get a discount or VAT back when coming back to the US?
Exactly. There are some very fine watches in that territory. One would need to maintain a particularly strict tunnel vision to not get sidetracked...post #47033 of 4831211/2/15 at 5:34ampost #47034 of 4831211/2/15 at 5:54ampost #47035 of 4831211/2/15 at 6:07ampost #47036 of 4831211/2/15 at 6:54amQuote:
Oh well, it's not like we know anyone who buys expensive watches and is secretly Batman, is it? Hmm. None I can think of. Well, apart from @no frills , and he doesn't show any interest in gold Rolexes, or rubber straps...or...wait a minute...
Anyway, yeah, for $20 you could buy a used platinum Lange 1, or a gold 1815 and a Sea Dweller...or...a million other options. But it is pretty, in a rather obvious, blousy...Kate Upton kind of way. Hmm..there's that connection again.post #47037 of 4831211/2/15 at 8:23ampost #47038 of 4831211/2/15 at 8:27ampost #47039 of 4831211/2/15 at 11:26ampost #47040 of 4831211/2/15 at 1:30pm
Thing with the Yachtmaster is, its just not useful enough from a practicality standpoint. I get a LOT of use out of the GMT function.
Now, if they made an everose GMT II on black rubber with an everose-fill black ceramic bezel.. THAT would be hard to resist.
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