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post #5956 of 48312
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Nice. Those Japanese Seiko's are a great deal. What's the second winder for?

+1
post #5957 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post
The second winder moves the bezel around. It's got some sort of compass feature on it, where you line the hour hand up pointing at the sun, adjust the bezel, and it tells you which way is North, etc. Unfortunately, the instructions were in Japanese, so I never did quite figure it out. (not that I really would ever use this feature anyway.)

Hold watch horizontal and point the hour hand towards the sun (making sure to correct for DST).
Halfway between the hour hand and 12 will be south. You can do this with any watch.
Having the rotating bezel with markers just makes it easier to work out the other headings.
(In the southern hemisphere point the 12 marker towards the sun instead).

If your watch has a 24 hour hand like a Rolex GMT, point the hour hand at the sun and the 24 hour hand points north (or south in the souther hemisphere).
post #5958 of 48312
Got the Lange and Daylight out of storage today.




post #5959 of 48312
^ The Lange is superlative, the Panerai contemptible.
post #5960 of 48312
How do people like these new JLC and Lange offerings?





post #5961 of 48312
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^ The Lange is superlative, the Panerai contemptible.

I wouldn,t put it that strongly though I basically agree with you.

Perhaps something like: The beautiful proportions and scale of the ALS really show a stark contrast to the oversize Panerai ( and I am not against oversized watches across the board ).

And the new ALS and JLC are great with the JLC in the lead IMO.
post #5962 of 48312
The JLC looks too busy
post #5963 of 48312
I prefer the dial of the original L1 to the Daymatic - I also prefer manuals, so this may influence my thinking, despite Lange's technical innovation and the addition of the day of the week complication. As for the new 1815 chrono, it's certainly a lovely piece. Lange extended the power reserve, but I find the aesthetic almost too stark, as it loses the depth of the original IMO. From what I've heard, those who stood on the sidelines for the original 1815 chrono are going for the new one, while owners of the original are staying put. Horses for courses...



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I prefer the dial of the original L1 to the Daymatic - I also prefer manuals, so this may influence my thinking, despite Lange's technical innovation and the addition of the day of the week complication. As for the new 1815 chrono, it's certainly a lovely piece. Lange extended the power reserve, but I find the aesthetic almost too stark, as it loses the depth of the original IMO. From what I've heard, those who stood on the sidelines for the original 1815 chrono are going for the new one, while owners of the original are staying put. Horses for courses...

To be honest, none of the Chronos do it for me. I do prefer the Daymatic though (the slightly larger case size helps).

How do you like the Jaeger?
post #5965 of 48312
I thought the Daymatic was still 38.5mm? As for the JLC, I find it too busy and a little showy, to be honest.
post #5966 of 48312
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The JLC looks too busy
+1.
post #5967 of 48312
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I thought the Daymatic was still 38.5mm? As for the JLC, I find it too busy and a little showy, to be honest.

Nope, 39.5mm
post #5968 of 48312
Way too much going on with that JLC. Never been a fan of the see-through watch face either. I don't even like gold but this is kind of sexy:
post #5969 of 48312
I need some help here guys, please (and thanks in advance)... I've got a Tag Carrera (borrowed pic posted below) that needs a new strap. 1. Any suggestions for specific straps or at least certain sites I should check? 2. I'm thinking of a black or brown alligator strap, relatively thin and sleek. It's a black face so I'm not sure if the brown would clash? I thought alligator would be nice, but do you think some other kind of material or style would be better? 3. I ideally would like to keep my TAG deployment buckle, so does that mean I need a strap with square ends on both sides? Is that called an "open ended" strap or is there some technical name for it I can use to search?
post #5970 of 48312
http://www.waccex.de/catalog/product...roducts_id=792 i wear my explorer 1 on one of these, pretty good quality for the price. they also do alligator, if you click at the left. i like the contrast of black face/brown strap.
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