I like it, and the condition at least in the photo is excellent! I have often thought that if I got a Patek I would choose a Gondolo or some other rectangular model.
Originally Posted by poorsod
I don't have any and that maybe I should.
If you don't have a rectangular watch, I highly recommend adding one you your collection. I love having non-round dress watches. At times seem a bit more formal and unexpected. They also look and wear differently than round watches. You don't have to go very large for them still to look modern. I wear round sport watches most of the week so if I dress up for an evening out it feels a bit more special to put on a non-round watch. Maybe like if you wear sneakers much of the week and then you put on a pair of bespoke shoes for nice event. Just my 2 cents.
Originally Posted by Johnboy
Hi Guys I need some advice, I want to buy one of these 2 watches, and would like to know which you would choose above the other and why.
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Go for the one on the leather band. Although, I'd look for one without the date cutting up the number 6.
Originally Posted by dddrees
Wearing this one today.
Great watch. My LV doesn't get enough wrist time but its one of my favorites.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
Or, alternatively, they should have chosen to cover the date aperture. I would suggest expanding your search, personally.
Originally Posted by johanm
Would love to hear an explanation of cut numerals, radial flips, and other obvious dial imperfections on so many watches in the market. My best guess is that they want to maintain a level of dissatisfaction in their customers in order to sell more watches in the future.
Before I really got into collecting, I thought not giving a watch a date function was just a cost saving measure. Now I recognize how often the symmetry of a dial is lost due to a date function. Its really quite sad what a mess companies often make of a dial just to put in a date window. I think most companies believe adding a date for practicality's sake increases the number of potential buyers. Just one example, but the Rolex Daytona has been subject to lots criticism for not having a date. Just research it on TZ. When Rolex used the Zenith El Primero as a base people ranted about them not making use of the date function that the movement has. Then some people bitched that the inhouse movement didn't give a date. I've also seen a ton of posts about people selling them after a short time because they found they can't live with a watch that doesn't have a date function. So sadly, I think its a bit of management pandering to the masses who complain when a watch doesn't have a date. I think collectors or those with an interest in design are the ones that more often choose watches without a date.