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Hmm, good time to drop this one right now I think:

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Hmm, good time to drop this one right now I think:
I find that there's rarely a bad time for a Reverso. Unfortunately, it's a rarely-worn watch for me, but waterproofness is a big factor for cycling and motorcycling in Norway. Too bad, as they go from denim to near-black-tie very adeptly. The simpler ones like that are simply gorgeous.
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Ok where sorry your a chubby kid so you need a bigger watch, makes sense, case closedcrackup%5B1%5D.gif

 

Nah, I was a halfback.

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Hmm, good time to drop this one right now I think:

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 Beautiful Reverso.  I see pix like that and I start wondering what I would want to have engraved on the back?

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Let's get back to what this thread is supposed to be about, "watch porn."  

 

Check out this shot of my Explorer II with my new boots!  They're Alden replicas, but I figure Frye supposedly makes a good pair of boots.  Marvin, having thick wrists is a blessing in my book.  I disagree with you in that small watches are "dainty" though as I think there is a place for the 36mm in certain occasions.  Also, what's Division I rugby?  I didn't think that was a NCAA sport??? (I was a Division I athlete myself)

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 Beautiful Reverso.  I see pix like that and I start wondering what I would want to have engraved on the back?

I spent an hour or so clicking through JC Randell's website yesterday and dreaming of what I'd like to have engraved. He does some really fantastic work. Does anyone have an idea of how much he charges?
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Anyone have any thoughts on the Grande Reverso Calendar? It is a very, very beautiful watch, if I do say so myself...



This or the MUT Moon... Hmmm....
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Originally Posted by dbln79 View PostAlso, what's Division I rugby?  I didn't think that was a NCAA sport??? (I was a Division I athlete myself)

 

 

Not NCAA, but still arranged in divisions. There's been a lot of change since my days, of course.

 

Back to watches...has anybody ever had a negative experience (or even heard about one) with a Blancpain? The 50 Fathoms is high on my list, but I don't know anybody who's ever owned one.

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Anyone have any thoughts on the Grande Reverso Calendar? It is a very, very beautiful watch, if I do say so myself...

I tried both the MUT Moon and Grande Calendar (SS) on this weekend, along with a couple other reversos. I've been saving for the MUT Moon for a while, but the reverso is the only rectangular watch I've liked on my wrist and kind of screwed up my plans. I would have switched to the Reverso Calendar in a heart beat, but the display case back with the movement was not my favorite. The movement just doesn't fit the case and it bothered me; I think I'd prefer a solid case back. Just my 2 pennies.

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I tried both the MUT Moon and Grande Calendar (SS) on this weekend, along with a couple other reversos. I've been saving for the MUT Moon for a while, but the reverso is the only rectangular watch I've liked on my wrist and kind of screwed up my plans. I would have switched to the Reverso Calendar in a heart beat, but the display case back with the movement was not my favorite. The movement just doesn't fit the case and it bothered me; I think I'd prefer a solid case back. Just my 2 pennies.

That is definitely an issue that I noted as well. For some reason or another, the movement in the case really did not bother me too much. Perhaps because it is a rectangular movement? I am not entirely sure. That surely detracts from the watch though! It does have such a lovely face though... And the Reverso is a classic. A Reverso would be such a nice graduation watch to have, although the MUT Moon is definitely not a slouch either!
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I spent an hour or so clicking through JC Randell's website yesterday and dreaming of what I'd like to have engraved. He does some really fantastic work. Does anyone have an idea of how much he charges?

Starts at $1000-$1500, sky is the limit. He declines requests for simpler designs.
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I think I loved the face so much that the back was a let down by comparison. I might end up going with it still, I still am ~6 months out from purchasing. The reversos in general have given me a lot to think about that I hadn't planned on as I had never put one on my wrist before; though the duo was just a touch to big for my taste.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Starts at $1000-$1500, sky is the limit. He declines requests for simpler designs.

Thanks; that's good to know.
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I think I loved the face so much that the back was a let down by comparison. I might end up going with it still, I still am ~6 months out from purchasing. The reversos in general have given me a lot to think about that I hadn't planned on as I had never put one on my wrist before; though the duo was just a touch to big for my taste.

I was going to pull the trigger on the MUT Moon soon... but I am visiting Philly in March, and may just wait until my visit to make a decision...
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