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If it was me :
Dornblueth
GS
RDM
MUT

Imho GS and Dornblueth has a very nice wrist presence. Something to throw in the mix, the new Omega AT and DeVille Hour Vision. You should check them out when you in New Orleans @ Lee Michael in Lakeside.
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1/2 of my "collection", sorry for the poor cell phone picture

 

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is this thing really white faced? been looking for something in a true white. i already have silvery dress watches but no true white that is relatively in my budget.
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Edited by guest - 9/30/11 at 10:04pm
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This sub-forum needs more pictures!!

I feel like my ploprof is too not dressy for this forum..

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and my latest acquistion (sorry about crappy pic)

tried that as well. it's got character fo sho! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif pretty heavy too LOL!

have not seen the xxl 49mm railmaster.
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So, just for fun, thought I would post my list for my next watch purchase. Still on the horizon... but I am working on it smile.gif. Selling off a bunch of my wardrobe, so I figured I would start saving!
Looking for something that is dressy [all I have now is a Damasko DC56 and Seiko Blue Sumo, so those are my go-to tool watches], but ideally something that could be worn with business casual. And here are the contenders--please feel free to offer suggestions:
Of these I prefer the Dornblueths:

Dornblueth & Sohn 99.1
Dornblueth & Sohn 99.2
Jaeger-LeCoultre MC MUT or Grand Seiko

Jaeger-LeCoultre MC RdM (not a fan)

I actually prefer the Dornblueth Center Second over the 99.1 or 99.2.
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Someone is having a custom Center Second made with date and power reserve, with raised numbers, apparently like this.
It may turn out pretty nicely.
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is this thing really white faced?

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Just got this IWC 3714-01:

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Great.
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Against a white background:

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Those Dornie's are hot.

I really wish JLC would make the Ultra Thin with the numbers in the 40mm size. Just gives it so much more character.
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Interesting, surprised there were are so many Dornblueth fans. Personally, I love the aesthetic, especially the railroad numbering and the blued hands. I have heard the movement is especially beautiful, and I love knowing that I would have something with so many handmade parts. The 99.2 with the sweeping second hand is really interesting too Venessian... I would love to see that in action. I really like the idea though, especially because I am a big fan of date displays.

And thanks for the suggestions Warren--I will check out their BR location when I get the chance.
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is this thing really white faced? been looking for something in a true white. i already have silvery dress watches but no true white that is relatively in my budget.


it is slightly silvery, especially when compared to a white piece of paper.  if you look at the date it seems slightly "whiter", at least to my eye. 

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Interesting, surprised there were are so many Dornblueth fans. Personally, I love the aesthetic, especially the railroad numbering and the blued hands. I have heard the movement is especially beautiful, and I love knowing that I would have something with so many handmade parts. The 99.2 with the sweeping second hand is really interesting too Venessian... I would love to see that in action. I really like the idea though, especially because I am a big fan of date displays.
And thanks for the suggestions Warren--I will check out their BR location when I get the chance.

I love Dornbluth and really hope to own one someday.

That Center Second 99.4 variant (99.5?) is going to look great I bet. The fellow started the project with DD over a year ago and the custom movement is now finished. Dornbluth has not allowed any images of the dial design to be released (but apparently it will have the date at 3 and power reserve at 9) but he has allowed images of the movement to be released. They are published on the Dornbluth forum so I guess it's OK to post them here. Very cool concept; absolutely stunning movement.

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Photo credit: D.Dornblüth & Sohn Forum.
Edited by venessian - 10/1/11 at 5:36pm
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It is posts like that that make me wonder how one can choose anything other than a dornblueth. The one thing I worry aboutthem too is that they are just a family business, you never know how much longer the company may last. Makes one really want to order when he still can
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Where do you buy Dornbluth watches?

This one is shog[1].gif (I like small watches)
http://www.dornblueth.com/flash.php?p=collection&s=refcal_09&ss=00

Also, anybody know the price on it?
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