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Originally Posted by Rkjfk View Post

Decided to change to a strap more suitable than nato for new years. 60s Glashütte 67.1, enjoy!
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Love this, and generally the Sixties Senator more and more as the days go by.

 

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Cuttingboard:  She may not accompany you, but you will probably end up returning with her sooner or later after your own purchase. Keep that in mind  ;)

 

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It's a Santos Demoiselle wrapped up for her birthday. My watches are on the back burner at the moment censored.gif

 

...maybe thats why im so bitter with Cartier right now...

 

As Texasmade and Dino already discussed,  the extremely small case size that women love it for makes a mechanical movement impossible. I tried to steer her in the direction of a slightly larger tank with a mechanical movement, wooing her with, "its the watch of Jackie-O and Ms. Obama!!!" but she had her heart set on this one (maybe shes just anti-democrat?)

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oh well but that's great Cylon.... she'll be happy! I can't wait to get my girl the Reverso she wants... it will go nicely with the one I get myself! nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

oh well but that's great Cylon.... she'll be happy! I can't wait to get my girl the Reverso she wants... it will go nicely with the one I get myself! nod[1].gif

 

Thanks man!

 

I woulda switched my moon for a reverso 1931 if she wanted a reverso as well, but she didnt bite. Even the AD shook his head and said, the reverso is a tough sell for the ladies...So you are a lucky man my friend (and so is Dino!)

 

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thanks! they won't be exact matchy-matchy (she likes the regular w/ white croc band, Grand Taille for me w/ black croc) but it will be a very nice something to share between us. Happy Birthday to your lady... she'll love it!
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Found these pics on the TimeZone Forum and thought you guys would enjoy them...I present the JLC Duometre Tourbillon. Absolutely stunning!! Anyone have any idea how much these cost?

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For some reason or another I want to say around $125,000. Personally, I like this bad boy better:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2012/1/24/hands-on-with-the-jaeger-lecoultre-duometre-a-quantieme-luna.html
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^ i dunno... how many tens/hundreds of thousands??!! it's ridiculous... I've read around 200K!! Yikes.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

As Texasmade and Dino already discussed,  the extremely small case size that women love it for makes a mechanical movement impossible.

Really? JLC has been making watches with caliber 101 since the 1950s...

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^ whoa... cool! it's so tiny.
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yeah the caliber 101 is pretty small :

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

It never got the rolexrolex rehaut, did it?

It did, started around mid Z-serial, M, and V-Serial. Tbh, the rolexrolexrolex is pretty much invisible in real life.
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Ok...poor word choice. Not impossible, but cost prohibitive on a mass scale smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Found these pics on the TimeZone Forum and thought you guys would enjoy them...I present the JLC Duometre Tourbillon. Absolutely stunning!! Anyone have any idea how much these cost?
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More money than I will ever spend on a watch or car I'm sure. For regular folk like myself I was more excited about the reversos this year. Don't get me wrong--its a beautiful watch, but if I wanted an offset dial like that, I'd happily "settle" for a Glashutte Pano-something (sans tourbillon of course) biggrin.gif

 

Random tangent: I think I just prefer symmetry in my dials. For instance I'd lean more toward a Panomatic counter XL or a Senator Calendar Week, than say a PanoInverse XL. Do I think its beautiful? Heck yes, but the asymmetry would most likely hold me back from pulling the trigger. Same goes for a submariner/master memovox with a date window.

 

Does this bother others too or am I in the minority of people who cant get over the hump on this one?

 

(Also fully aware this is a purely subjective style issue, I just wanted to hear others thoughts on it)


Edited by Cylon - 1/26/12 at 2:03am
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

Singapore SF'ers:
Has anyone had any dealings with this grey-market dealer?:
Kenneth Chen, Collectors Haven, 5 Balmoral Crescent (Inside VIP Hotel) Singapore]
Looking to buy my first watch from them (discontinued model so AD is not an option) and want to get a non-Timezone forum independent check just to make sure. I believe they sell a lot of PAMs.
Any help appreciated!

I have dealt with Kenneth twice before. He is a trusted seller. I have visited Collectors Haven many times before & he has many interesting pieces. Many Pams, incl. AP, Patek, IWC and the whole she-bang. It has been a while since I dealt with him though but he has been around for years & known to the Paneristis, at least few years ago. Collecting watches is a deadly hobby so I have managed to dodge this old hobby of mine for a few years now. smile.gif
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This is the watch I am wearing today, a Swiss manual 1950 Revue Sport, mine is on a black leather strap though.

 

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And this is the watch I was wearing yesterday, unlike the previous photo this is my actual watch. A 1930s Swiss manual Wendia Pansar for Swedish army officers. Base-metal case. So old that there is no flourescent paint left, and the hands are now hollow, it gives a great noisy reading on the Geiger-counter for Beta, and a low reading for Gamma.   

 

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