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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

surprised blancpain doesnt get more wrist action on here.

Don't worry, there's plenty of wrist action in this thread.
post #15527 of 33515
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post


This particular one is my favorite of the Patrimony family. Perfect size, and the subdial for seconds is a nice touch.

+1

 

If I were buying a Patrimony it would be the Patrimony Traditionnelle manual.  I prefer its case and dial to that of the Contemporaine which I find a bit bland.  I am also not reall a fan of the cal 1400 used in the small Patrimony Contemporaine...but thats just a personal choice.

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post


Sidenote: I too dislike the Royal Oak, but the bracelet is beautiful. Dare I say the bracelet is more beautiful than the watch.

I'm not a fan of the Royal Oak, but it's a beautifully executed watch.

An anecdote:

A good friend of mine is a doctor. A man gave him a top of the line Royal Oak (gold and steel) in appreciation for successfully treating his wife when she had "incurable" cancer.

My doctor friend had no idea that the watch was anything special. Until I told him the value of the watch, he had assumed that it was worth a couple hundred dollars at most and that the gold was merely gold plate.
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Don't worry, there's plenty of wrist action in this thread.

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post #15530 of 33515
I said royal oak looks like casio is just a sarcasm. And yet I don't need stronger prescription glasses. laugh.gif

I hate royal oak mostly because of the look. The overall design doesn't look luxurious enough for me.
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Enjoying a long overdue second honeymoon with my 5513. I've hardly taken it off my wrist lately. Never mind the Patek, the JLC, the Portuguese, the Redsub or the gold Sub. My heart belongs to a study of perfection in bruised steel and creamy dead tritium satisfied.gif

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Enjoying a long overdue second honeymoon with my 5513. I've hardly taken it off my wrist lately. Never mind the Patek, the JLC, the Portuguese, the Redsub or the gold Sub. My heart belongs to a study of perfection in bruised steel and creamy dead tritium satisfied.gif
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Very handsome watch.  If the Patek, JLC, Red Sub or gold Sub are feeling neglected, I'll gladly lend a wrist so that they get some attention cheers.gif

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Enjoying a long overdue second honeymoon with my 5513. I've hardly taken it off my wrist lately. Never mind the Patek, the JLC, the Portuguese, the Redsub or the gold Sub. My heart belongs to a study of perfection in bruised steel and creamy dead tritium satisfied.gif
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cant say i blame you. theres something special about those
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Medtech - can you explain why you personally think the Lange is far superior to the Quintus ? Note that Im not referring to the unitas ebauche here.

All the elements look the same to me, with the Dorn having hand-engraved serial nos.

As to the VC, I deliberately wasnt specific as I am open to all of them, but like the auto Patrimony especially.

Ive researched them all and tried them all, but am interested to hear what other wis think of the finishing. I can decide on the aesthetics. Not enamoured with the Journes myself.

Any of the independents produce a nice classic watch ?
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This is starting to get weird but ill indulge for a moment--how about laurent ferrier?

 

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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Medtech - can you explain why you personally think the Lange is far superior to the Quintus ? Note that Im not referring to the unitas ebauche here.
All the elements look the same to me, with the Dorn having hand-engraved serial nos.
As to the VC, I deliberately wasnt specific as I am open to all of them, but like the auto Patrimony especially.
Ive researched them all and tried them all, but am interested to hear what other wis think of the finishing. I can decide on the aesthetics. Not enamoured with the Journes myself.
Any of the independents produce a nice classic watch ?

I read a really great comparison of PP, VC and AP somewhere online... I can't find it now (argh). It was a great read, focusing on a lot of the finer details of each maker and what sets one apart from the other. It was on a simple looking website. I wanted to post it here for you to read, but - as stated - I can't find it. Anyone know what I am referring to and can perhaps post the link?
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NS - drool.gif
post #15538 of 33515
Ferrier is on my shortlist as is Romain Gauthier. But theyre both rather big watches. Even the Tonda is quite gauche looking.

How hard is it to get a customised case or dial from an indep?
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How much money you got? lol8[1].gif
 

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I love Laurent Ferrier, absolutely gorgeous. 'Dem hands...

But I have read that they are really large, which is a pity, to say the least. Have you looked at Moser?
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