I think a 5513 is the next watch on my list
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
Edited by Cylon - 1/17/12 at 5:55am