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all this talk of rolex makes me miss my DJ frown.gif

yeah I do missed my DJ Too

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yeah I do missed my DJ Too
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HOLY SHIT!! thats the exact model i had, but on the oyster bracelet. now im extra sad. frown.gif

ill go see if i can find a pic of mine.
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higher end watches do not by definition store more power. the indicator just tells you how much power your watch has stored. its more practical in a manual wind where you can see if your watch is running low and wind it if necessary. on an automatic model that is constantly winding on the wrist, its more there to be pretty and as a complication being offered by the manufacture.

Many thanks - great insight. Personally, I would then go for a different complication on automatics.
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Many thanks - great insight. Personally, I would then go for a different complication on automatics.


 

Totally agree--but what? There aren't many entry-level complications on a watch other than a chronograph. Maybe I am just being a brat but I don't think classify a date window as a complication. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you can get a moon phase or alarm function, but minute repeaters, perpetual calendar, and of course tourbillon forget about em unless you wanna shell out some serious cash

 

As a sidenote, I love the retrograde seconds hand Blancpain uses above the 6 o clock position. I wish I saw it more/elsewhere. If it was available in steel it would probably be on my short list

 

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HOLY SHIT!! thats the exact model i had, but on the oyster bracelet. now im extra sad. frown.gif
ill go see if i can find a pic of mine.

ok, i found one that you can kinda make out the watch in. cropped from a pic when i took my daughter to her first day of school.

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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post

Many thanks - great insight. Personally, I would then go for a different complication on automatics.

my pleasure. watches are something i really have a passion for, and i like nothing more than spreading that love. i really aught to check out this thread more often.

im glad i was able to explain that in a way you found to be helpful.

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ya Cylon that BP looks nice! fing02[1].gif
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Totally agree--but what? There aren't many entry-level complications on a watch other than a chronograph. Maybe I am just being a brat but I don't think classify a date window as a complication. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you can get a moon phase or alarm function, but minute repeaters, perpetual calendar, and of course tourbillon forget about em unless you wanna shell out some serious cash

well, a second time zone with an AM/PM indicator is a decent one, or a large date function. both are more exciting than a simple date and wont break the bank. or for some coin, but not crazy coin, you could splurge on an annual calendar. there are others also.
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well, a second time zone with an AM/PM indicator is a decent one, or a large date function. both are more exciting than a simple date and wont break the bank. or for some coin, but not crazy coin, you could splurge on an annual calendar. there are others also.

 

If its got a nice rotating day/night disk, heck yeah, but the GO pinhole AM/PM as seen on the senator chronometer for instance is a letdown IMHO

 

The NOMOS Glashutte Zurich Weltzeit is both awesome and affordable, though.
 

 

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If its got a nice rotating day/night disk, heck yeah, but the GO pinhole AM/PM as seen on the senator chronometer for instance is a letdown IMHO

its nothing to go bonkers about, but its a nice trinket. my jlc has a skeleton hour hand for a 2nd time zone and an AM/PM indicator window. nothing insane, but it satisfies my need to have more than just a 3 handed watch. biggrin.gif
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When you say the 5513 has a matte dial, are you referring to the fact the 16040m has white gold surrounds on the dial markers or something more?



When you put a 5513 and a 14060 side by side, you will see the black in the dials is matte and glossy respectively.
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Thanks!

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Totally agree--but what? There aren't many entry-level complications on a watch other than a chronograph. Maybe I am just being a brat but I don't think classify a date window as a complication. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you can get a moon phase or alarm function, but minute repeaters, perpetual calendar, and of course tourbillon forget about em unless you wanna shell out some serious cash
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Do the Chinese brands do any of those? I'd love a Sonnerie or something similar, but if I was going to spend that kind of cash, I'd get a Dufour or Patek 5970... So would love to find a cheaper one just for fun.
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I disagree on the usefulness (or lack thereof) of a the PR function on an automatic. If one wears more than one watch during the week, an automatic can stay on the side table for a day or two without wear. Having an indicator that tells you it's going to stop soon has some utility to it. I personally despise winders so I keep all my watches in a box or simply on my side table. Conversely, and playing the devil's advocate, when I wear manual watches, I have a systematic approach to winding it every morning so a PR indicator is not of great use. I like to see it move up on my Dornblueth when I wind it but that's pretty much it.

IMO, the most useful complications are annual calendars (perpetual are slightly more useful of course but the incremental utility comes at a tremendous price), GMT/timezone, chronographs, and alarms. My favorite complication is moon phase though - when the mood disc is beautifully designed, there's something special and romantic to it.
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Since we are talking about power reserves, I have a question for you guys....

I have a 1959 Omega Seamaster with Sub-dial at 6 o'clock that's in great condition but it only runs for 9-12 hours fully wound before stopping. Actually, it runs 9-12 hours if I'm wearing it and shorter if its sitting on my dresser. It keeps excellent time and was serviced last summer and the watch guys says that its running about 8 slow per day, keeps excellent time otherwise. Is this normal?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

I disagree on the usefulness (or lack thereof) of a the PR function on an automatic. If one wears more than one watch during the week, an automatic can stay on the side table for a day or two without wear. Having an indicator that tells you it's going to stop soon has some utility to it. I personally despise winders so I keep all my watches in a box or simply on my side table. Conversely, and playing the devil's advocate, when I wear manual watches, I have a systematic approach to winding it every morning so a PR indicator is not of great use. I like to see it move up on my Dornblueth when I wind it but that's pretty much it.
IMO, the most useful complications are annual calendars (perpetual are slightly more useful of course but the incremental utility comes at a tremendous price), GMT/timezone, chronographs, and alarms. My favorite complication is moon phase though - when the mood disc is beautifully designed, there's something special and romantic to it.

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