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I think a 5513 is the next watch on my list

 

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So just for comparison, here is another [better] picture of the old Master Control. If you look at this one in reference to the new one, I notice the following things: first, the hands are different [the more I look at 'em, the more I love the new hands]; second, the bezel looks thinner; third, the numbers look larger. Maybe I am just going crazy, but it looks like a very different watch. I guess I find the combination of the larger bezel and the smaller numbers [this is unsubstantiated, but it certainly looks that way] to be part of the appeal, as I said before.
And Fritz, I personally love the Master Memovox. I think that it adds a very useful complication [at least for me], and does so in a way that keeps with JLC's illustrious history. With that said, I think that the larger bezel on it is not as much of a strength as it is on the Master Control. I think the Memovox may benefit from a slimmer bezel to make it a little less crowded looking. Also, the alarm function does add a little bit of bulk, and it looks like it may be a bit of a struggle to fit underneath a shirt cuff.

 

1. I agree with you Newcomer. While I certainly love slim and refined watches, the thicker bezel gives the MC much of its charm. Perhaps it is sour grapes, but I too have similar feelings towards the new Reverso Calendar. I prefer the "31" on the date disc in my MUT Moon in black, rather than the new RC in red. I do prefer how they chose to leave "Automatique" off the Reverso this time--only minor points so far.

 

2. I would take a Master Memovox International over any other world timer, though my question here is: Vulcain Cricket or Master Memovox? Not sure what to make of the brand yet, but they have some beautiful pieces including some sweet skeleton models

 

vulcain president

 


Edited by Cylon - 1/17/12 at 5:55am
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I am going to go out on a limb and say Memovox all day long smile.gif. Those new Vulcain watches look very interesting though. And Cyclon, thanks for verifying that I am not completely crazy. And I see what you mean about the new Master Calendar. It is funny how we can obsess about such little details!

And thanks Cuttingboard--alas, although I do have a Master Control, that is not my picture. I got it from a thread on Timezone. I would love to have photography skills like that!
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It is funny how we can obsess about such little details!


We are dealing with items showcasing a mere few centimeters of space, where increasing/decreasing the size of a case by 1-2 mm is big news. The entire watch industry is all about details!

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So.... new daily wearer time.

Daily diver suggestions:

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The ND Sub would be the most comfortable, then the IWC 3536...follow by the 2254 and JLC from my experiences. You can't go wrong with any tbh.

Speaking of daily wearer. After debating on the new Exp and Sub-C. I decide to go with the Sub, going pull the trigger in a few weeks. Just couldn't get that watch off my mind.
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Man I wish I could find one of those IWC 3536. Might be the best diver IWC has ever released.
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Man I wish I could find one of those IWC 3536. Might be the best diver IWC has ever released.

+10000000.....
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+10000000.....

Why they replaced the old Aquatimers with the new ones, I may never know. By the way Warren, where are you planning on picking up your new Rolex?
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And Fritz, I personally love the Master Memovox. I think that it adds a very useful complication [at least for me], and does so in a way that keeps with JLC's illustrious history. With that said, I think that the larger bezel on it is not as much of a strength as it is on the Master Control. I think the Memovox may benefit from a slimmer bezel to make it a little less crowded looking. Also, the alarm function does add a little bit of bulk, and it looks like it may be a bit of a struggle to fit underneath a shirt cuff.

well, when i saw it in the wild. don't ask me which version and vintage, i'm not a watch guy in the common sense. it's been worn by a dude - think shia labeouf and it wasn't bulky on his small wrist at all. iirc, gold with black dial.
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What's the consensus on Zenith? They seem live a great value taking into consideration the movement and such, and I am surprised more people don't wear/talk about them.
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What's the consensus on Zenith? They seem live a great value taking into consideration the movement and such, and I am surprised more people don't wear/talk about them.

 

Read a few pages back my friend. But with the new heartbeat releases this year, I think they've regressed again.
 

 

Update: p 653 for the most recent blabber about Zenith

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By the way Warren, where are you planning on picking up your new Rolex?

Uhh going buy it from a trusted seller. I'm just waiting for my money to come in. So maybe end of Jan or early Feb.
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Man I wish I could find one of those IWC 3536. Might be the best diver IWC has ever released.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5996472&rid=0

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Why they replaced the old Aquatimers with the new ones, I may never know. By the way Warren, where are you planning on picking up your new Rolex?

I like the bezel on the newer ones better.
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I think a 5513 is the next watch on my list

 

 

1. I agree with you Newcomer. While I certainly love slim and refined watches, the thicker bezel gives the MC much of its charm. Perhaps it is sour grapes, but I too have similar feelings towards the new Reverso Calendar. I prefer the "31" on the date disc in my MUT Moon in black, rather than the new RC in red. I do prefer how they chose to leave "Automatique" off the Reverso this time--only minor points so far.

 

2. I would take a Master Memovox International over any other world timer, though my question here is: Vulcain Cricket or Master Memovox? Not sure what to make of the brand yet, but they have some beautiful pieces including some sweet skeleton models

 

vulcain president

 


I would also prefer if they left Automatique off the dial.  I find it unncessary clutter, and if I'm buying a watch chances are I know what's under the hood so I don't need to advertise it.

 

I'd rather have a Master Memovox over a Vulcain Cricket.  I first saw an original Vulcain cricket in the mid 1990s, when a co-worker was wearing a vintage model.  Nice enough watch and not very expensive for a vintage watch, but I'd rather have a JLC if $ doesn't matter.  That being said, I had a friend that had a recent JLC Memovox a few years ago.  He said aside from the historic value of the alarm function, he really found little use for it compared to other watch functions and he tired of it and sold it after a year.

 

 
 

 

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Man I wish I could find one of those IWC 3536. Might be the best diver IWC has ever released.


 

In looks I'll agree the IWC 3536 was a great looking watch.  As a true divers watch, it was missing one important thing, shoulders to protect the crown.  Someone I knew years ago said that was a fatal flaw and hence he'd never buy one.  Granted he had a digital dive computer etc, he actually did underwater repairs on bridges etc, and he said when you are down there banging around rocks and metal bridge pieces its really easy to bang the side of a watch, and if you hit that crown just right...you now have a point of entry for water.  So he said that was a design failure in his opinion.

 

For me since I don't dive it wouldn't matter. 
 

 

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