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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Agreed:
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But I like to keep 'em ghetto:
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This brand has been on my radar for a while! I like the U1, but a little too heavy for my puny wrist! I heard from a buddy that this brand's designer came from IWC; the other one on my radar, what a coincidence!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 Handsome choice...and the original is a very cool watch too!  Congrats and enjoy!

Very nice! Whats the size of the pocket watch? I hav'nt seen one w/moon phase in yearsworship.gif

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Something random I came across on the interwebz - was it you gdl who said you enjoyed Nespresso?





Yes, that dial is made from a flattened Nespresso capsule.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kT0E4o51OEU/UNWGQGTVDcI/AAAAAAAAI0g/NBpcFgDHw9U/s1600/Blancier+Grand+Cru+Nespresso+watch.jpg

On a completely unrelated note - has anyone seen the Reverso 1931 Rouge IRL? What did you think of it compared with the regular black dial? Is it a darker red or a brighter red?
Edited by apropos - 12/30/12 at 5:58am
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Wearing this one today.

1000

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

With somethings yes, with some things no.  Maybe a $10 million dollar home would be great, but thats not realistic at least not for me.  As for some items, I can't settle, it would be a waste of time and money.  I have a buddy that spends a good amount on watches, he often buys a good watch not wanting to spend more than a self imposed amount even though he could afford more (which is fine).  But he does it even when he sees one that he truly wants which is maybe a few thousand more.  Then he truly lusts for the other model.  After a year or two he sells/trades the watch he bought, then buys the one he really wanted.  However, by that point in time, he is dealing with the depreciation of the watch he bought and any subsequent price increases on the model he truly wanted.  So in the end he has the watch he truly wanted, but it has cost him significantly more than if he just bought it to start.  To me, thats not a great way to do things either. 

 

 

Well I agree if the watch is similar in price, for example I bought a JLC Master Control recently, I started to look at the IWC Portofino which was less expensive (around 1400 EUR less). But I didn't want to settle for a watch with no in-house movement and I liked the JLC more style wise with it's 39 mm case vs 40 mm of the Portofino etc. But I still want a JLC Duomèmetre à Sphérotourbillon, however I think will have to settle for the Master Control...  Anyway watches can be really expensive so sometimes I think you do have to settle. 

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Originally Posted by point1 View Post

 

Well I agree if the watch is similar in price, for example I bought a JLC Master Control recently, I started to look at the IWC Portofino which was less expensive (around 1400 EUR less). But I didn't want to settle for a watch with no in-house movement and I liked the JLC more style wise with it's 39 mm case vs 40 mm of the Portofino etc. But I still want a JLC Duomèmetre à Sphérotourbillon, however I think will have to settle for the Master Control...  Anyway watches can be really expensive so sometimes I think you do have to settle. 

One may want a repeater, however one may need to be a bit more realistic.

 

 

But just because I need to be realistic, doesn't mean that I ever have to settle for anything.

 

 

I just chose something else, I never settle for less.

 

 

Settle is a term I chose not to use.

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I love this watch but its just TOO fucking big! 46mm is massive even in today's jumbo watch world. I really wish IWC would redo it with a 40 or 42mm case. So damn sexy. Its got everything on my watch wish list - roman numerals, moon phase, sub second, and even those little circle thingies on the hands.

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i believe those are called breguet hands. one of his many still implemented designs.

That's correct.

Rambo, the watch wears smaller than its 46mm size because it is fairly thin at 11mm. That said, there's no getting around the fact that it is a big watch. Certainly the largest I own (and probably will ever own). But it is a thing of beauty inlove.gif
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

We've exchanged only 2 PMs so far in total, it's >$3000, and I've already been declined better photos because "that's the only camera I have" or words to that effect.
I would walk away usually, but this particular model is one that I've been hunting for a bit... ffffuuuu.gif

 

Thats a tough situation especially if its something you really want and believe is a reasonable price.  Does the guy have any references about previous transactions?

 

I've only known 2 guys personally that were not happy with purchases where photos were a bit iffy.  One guy the watch wasn't in the condition the seller claimed it was in, and he did ok, seller took it back.  Condition can be a tough issue because sometimes a person's idea of 90% could be different than yours if you are very detail oriented.

The other guy I knew should have done more homework...he bought a watch a a price too good to be true and it turned out to be a "Franken-watch"...it was a vintage GMT Master that someone had messed around with and turned into a more valuable vintage orange hand Exp II. 

 

I'm kind of risk averse so if I'm not comfortable I would walk away...but everyone's comfort level is different. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i believe those are called breguet hands. one of his many still implemented designs.

Do breuget hands have to be blue to be classified as such?
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Do breuget hands have to be blue to be classified as such?

IIRC, the term "Breguet hands" refers not only to the colour of the blued steel, but the distinctive form of the hands themselves.
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

That's correct.
Rambo, the watch wears smaller than its 46mm size because it is fairly thin at 11mm. That said, there's no getting around the fact that it is a big watch. Certainly the largest I own (and probably will ever own). But it is a thing of beauty inlove.gif

That wold look great in 40mm size. Bonus points if they use the older logo also. The (new) logo seems to go up in size every year
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Do breuget hands have to be blue to be classified as such?
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post

IIRC, the term "Breguet hands" refers not only to the colour of the blued steel, but the distinctive form of the hands themselves.

what medtech said. while most breguet hands are blued steel, the shape and design itself belongs to him.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Thanks! How about these?
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Leather NATOs are a bit of an acquired taste. They don't suit every watch, but I like them on pilot's watches; in fact, I prefer them for looks and comfort to the nylon variety for airplane-ey models.
I don' t like any type of leather strap on a diver's watch, though. Same deal with a gold case or chronograph function on a diver's model — cognitive dissonance.

That looks amazing, GMT with the red hand is one of my grail watches.  I bet a suede strap would look amazing with that as well.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

looks great.
love the GO. geep the JLC MC and get the GO. devil.gif
amazing. thanks for the pics.
agree with this. while i do think there are certainly design similarities, i still agree with the above.

Likewise. Really comparing cats to kittens.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

So, I am debating selling off my JLC Master Control, and I think I am going to spring for one of the following:
Either the GO PML:

Or, conversely, the JLC MUT Moon:

The other alternative is potentially to keep the JLC Master Control, and then perhaps pick up a Rolex No Date Sub.
All three options have been swimming around my head for the past week or so, and I am at something of an impasse. It makes the most sense to me to sell the JLC MC and pick up the JLC MUT Moon. I would like a MUT Moon, and just do not see the point of owning a MC and a MUT Moon. On the other hand... the GO PML is such a beautiful watch, and it has always pulled at the heartstrings. However, recent wristshots of it have been a bit of a let down, and I wonder if I will always simply wish it was a Lange.
Decisions, decisions. Anyone have any thoughts (Dino, I have a feeling I can pin yours biggrin.gif).

I always liked the GO Panolunar until I got one and couldn't tell the time in low light conditions. Looks very nice, however.
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Originally Posted by Moloch38 View Post

That looks amazing, GMT with the red hand is one of my grail watches.  I bet a suede strap would look amazing with that as well.
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