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post #16831 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


I tried one on in October, and while it's commendably slim, I found its overall dimensions too large for what a Reverso should be — it's a bit much. Also, the size of the movement makes the watch's design fundamentally compromised. OK, the spacer is well-finished, but the 843 within is part of a movement series that was designed for a different case. The display back makes it all too obvious:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





There are many Reverso iterations I would choose ahead of it. Among moonphase versions, the looks of the day/night disc and power reserve indicator on the Sun Moon models absolutely slay the tiny windows of the complete (i.e. non-annual) calendar, which is quite frankly not that great of a complication anyway. The original 40-hour Sun Moon is the Reverso to have IMHO, and I plan on making it my next JLC:



The dial of the 8-day-movement Sun Moon is gorgeous as well, but another thick XGT-cased model would be pointless for me. Nonetheless, this is what sapphire backs are for:

 


If that's not watch p0rn, then I don't know what is!

Nice, very nice.

 

Wearing this one today.

1000

post #16832 of 38461
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Nice, very nice.
They certainly are nice (even the Calendar model), but I can't take credit for any of those photos.

Lovely Aquanaut!
post #16833 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


They certainly are nice (even the Calendar model), but I can't take credit for any of those photos.

Lovely Aquanaut!

Thanks for sharing anyways, great looking watch.

 

 

Thank you.

post #16834 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

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Yes, the Sun Moon is probably my favorite Reverso as well, and that movement is legitimately stunning. I have not seen the new Reverso Calendar in the flesh, so I really don't know how it would fit on my wrist. From the sounds of it though it seems mighty large! Thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated. I would definitely not pick up a Reverso until I tried one on, but the idea of a Reverso is kind of exciting.
post #16835 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I tried one on in October, and while it's commendably slim, I found its overall dimensions too large for what a Reverso should be — it's a bit much. Also, the size of the movement makes the watch's design fundamentally compromised. OK, the spacer is well-finished, but the 843 within is part of a movement series that was designed for a different case. The display back makes it all too obvious:


Though I'm a fan of the face, I'd never seen the back. That is unfortunate.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Nonetheless, this is what sapphire backs are for:



If that's not watch p0rn, then I don't know what is!

+1!
post #16836 of 38461
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

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

awesome.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

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...

why wait?
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I tried one on in October, and while it's commendably slim, I found its overall dimensions too large for what a Reverso should be — it's a bit much. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also, the size of the movement makes the watch's design fundamentally compromised. OK, the spacer is well-finished, but the 843 within is part of a movement series that was designed for a different case. The display back makes it all too obvious:



There are many Reverso iterations I would choose ahead of it. Among moonphase versions, the looks of the day/night disc and power reserve indicator on the Sun Moon models absolutely slay the tiny windows of the complete (i.e. non-annual) calendar, which is quite frankly not that great of a complication anyway. The original 40-hour Sun Moon is the Reverso to have IMHO, and I plan on making it my next JLC:



The dial of the 8-day-movement Sun Moon is gorgeous as well, but another thick XGT-cased model would be pointless for me. Nonetheless, this is what sapphire backs are for:

If that's not watch p0rn, then I don't know what is!

i dont mind the too small movement so much in that watch, only because they did a nice job of building and finishing the spacer around it so it looks like a puzzle piece, i think its kind of neat.

and yeah, the movement on sun moon is drool.gif
post #16837 of 38461
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

why wait?
i dont mind the too small movement so much in that watch, only because they did a nice job of building and finishing the spacer around it so it looks like a puzzle piece, i think its kind of neat.

and yeah, the movement on sun moon is drool.gif

I may wait just because I would not mind seeing a bunch of selections in the flesh before pulling the trigger. Govberg has the PML, Panoreserve, various Reversos, and other JLCs I am interested in--among others. New Orleans is like a black hole for a lot of watch brands, unfortunately. We will see if I can hold out, however!

And I kind of agree with you Stitchy. Normally mis-sized movements bother me, but I like how they remedied the issue. I would be a lot more bothered if the movement was circular rather than rectangular.
post #16838 of 38461
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

why wait?

Because he wants to go shopping with me of course!

post #16839 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I may wait just because I would not mind seeing a bunch of selections in the flesh before pulling the trigger. Govberg has the PML, Panoreserve, various Reversos, and other JLCs I am interested in--among others. New Orleans is like a black hole for a lot of watch brands, unfortunately. We will see if I can hold out, however!

And I kind of agree with you Stitchy. Normally mis-sized movements bother me, but I like how they remedied the issue. I would be a lot more bothered if the movement was circular rather than rectangular.

that is sensible. govberg has a few stores here, i know some good people that work there. good company in my experience. worth waiting if you dont have a dealer there that you think is as good or better.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Because he wants to go shopping with me of course!

lawlz
post #16840 of 38461
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Because he wants to go shopping with me of course!

+1
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

that is sensible. govberg has a few stores here, i know some good people that work there. good company in my experience. worth waiting if you dont have a dealer there that you think is as good or better.
lawlz

No JLC dealer, GO dealer, BP dealer... and the list goes on! The JLC FAD cuts a pretty good deal. $8,000 shipped overnight for a MUT Moon seems like a pretty darn good deal. Working on getting him to throw in a Michele watch for the lady friend as well.

Also, did anyone else see that SWATCH acquired Harry Winston?? Interesting...
post #16841 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Yes, the Sun Moon is probably my favorite Reverso as well, and that movement is legitimately stunning. I have not seen the new Reverso Calendar in the flesh, so I really don't know how it would fit on my wrist. From the sounds of it though it seems mighty large! Thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated. I would definitely not pick up a Reverso until I tried one on, but the idea of a Reverso is kind of exciting.
Definitely; trying on a Reverso is mandatory. The fit of the case is a lot less forgiving than most watches, and the straps lay differently compared to conventional cases. Instead of the lugs curving toward the wrist, they're dead level and the lug holes are drilled high. But once you find which ones work for you, I doubt you'll be disappointed.


mattbaily.ca

Here are the two Sun Moon models (GT and XGT cases) on a slim-to-average wrist, and the 976/Calendar case size is a few mm larger yet than the XGT:


credit to Bergmann from r-l-x.de

And here is the XGT case on my not-so-slim wrist (7 3/4"), which is as big as I'd go with a Reverso:



I've tried the 976 and the Calendar models, but I didn't love the look of either, even with my wrist size and height. The size of the case detracts from the elegance of the concept. They just seemed slightly ... wank.
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Yeah the Calendar is at the absolute max in regards to size for me (7 3/4 as well).

 

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The size of the case detracts from the elegance of the concept.

I agree with this.

post #16843 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

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Wow, that does indeed wear quite large. With my somewhat girly sub-7" wrists, the new models may very well be an issue. The XGT looks really nice on your wrist though. I am very curious to see which Reversos, if any, will work with my wrist. The Sun Moon models are delicious. And just to clarify, the Sun Moon has been discontinued, correct?

And wank certainly seems like an appropriate word. I am looking for something that is youthful as well as classic though, and the MUT Moon may better embody that aesthetic.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Yeah the Calendar is at the absolute max in regards to size for me (7 3/4 as well).

I agree with this.

I am definitely going to need to try it on I see!
post #16844 of 38461
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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post

 

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.

 

I tried on a 50 Fathoms a few months ago just for the heck of it.  Nicely made, but I have trouble getting excited about BPs.  Its definitely a watch to buy, but only if you really love it or if you can find a deal on a used one.  I think if you tire of it and want to sell or trade it you'll take a bath as they just don't seem to have a strong following.  Years ago when one of my nearby ADs carried them they were always offering big discounts on them because they couldn't give them away.  They did much better with IWC, Rolex, and Cartier.

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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 for the info.  Its good to have an idea of where Mr. Randell's work begins. 

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


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Thats movement would not make me happy.  It really bothers me when you can tell that a movement was intended for a much smaller watch. 


 

The original Sun Moon is a beauty.  I came pretty close to buying one about 10 years ago, but went with a VC at the time.  I still need to add a Reverso to my collection one of these days.  But I might go with something that has a solid back and have it engraved.

post #16845 of 38461
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

+1
No JLC dealer, GO dealer, BP dealer... and the list goes on! The JLC FAD cuts a pretty good deal. $8,000 shipped overnight for a MUT Moon seems like a pretty darn good deal. Working on getting him to throw in a Michele watch for the lady friend as well.

Also, did anyone else see that SWATCH acquired Harry Winston?? Interesting...

cool.

btw, no joke, if you are getting less than 35% off the michelle, contact me.
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