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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

[...] I've had this watch on my short list before but I dont know how I feel about the whole "heimat" thing,
I think the "heimat" thing is nice. It sounds like the Norwegian word for home, which is "hjem", so it doesn't strike me as sounding odd; in fact, it has a rather pleasant ring to it. And it fits with the watch's German origin.
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Heimat is a German word that has no simple English translation, denoting the relationship of a human being towards a certain spatial social unit. The term forms a contrast to social alienation and usually carries positive connotations. It is often expressed with terms such as home or homeland. Heimat began as an integral aspect of German, Austrian and Swiss identity that was patriotic without being nationalistic. Regional identity (along with regional dialect) is an important foundation for a person's Heimat.
And I adore Nomos' use of typography; nothing they do is anything less than masterful in that department, which is one of the most important to me in watch design.
post #16907 of 35011
Wearing a XVI on the 15th.

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Id never even heard of panerai until I visited this website, but the way you guys(especially Hotel Guy) take pictures of yours, I am dying to get one(eventually, most likely many many years down the road). Keep up the amazing work.

 

Also everyone else's watches also look incredible.

post #16909 of 35011
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Originally Posted by stylexchangemtl View Post

Due to my work, I need to have at a glance a second time zone. What would you recommend for an automatic GMT / second time zone? I already have the pepsi.

Lange 1 Time Zone is quite nice looking and quite a different feel than the GMT if it's in your budget.

edit: oops except it is manually wound. never mind. still a cool watch if you are an international jet setter.
post #16910 of 35011
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

What you said really rings true for me too. I currently am working through an ALS bug, but the watches that appeal to me from them are the simpler ones: 1815 or the Richard Lange. Don't get me wrong, the Lange 1 is beautiful, but i'd get the "vanilla" version here as well. Let's see how long this bug lasts. If I do in fact spring for an ALS, I'm thinking a 5 year anniversary present: the 1815 in the year 2015 seems fitting right?

I like a bit of poetry.

Funny, I reached the same conclusion the other day and am on a similar timeline (there's another watch I want to acquire in the interim). I really like the simplicity of the 1815, though it appears the Richard Lange is more highly favored among the ALS set. Of course, a Lange 1 Moonphase is still in the medium-to-long-range forecast.
post #16911 of 35011
^Love the Mark XVI/Mark series, looks great! An IWC I would like to own at some point.

Would love input on looking for a sister's college graduation watch. Originally wanted to give a birth-year vintage sub for a slightly 'chunky,' masculine watch--in that same vein, thinking of a medium SS/RG Santos 100 on croc, 36mm SS/YG Ballon Bleu on bracelet. I.e., less traditional than a Tank Francaise, even a men's sized variant, but still classic looks. Other watches along those lines?

Probably buying on TZ/secondary market, mint condition.
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Any of you watch experts know which brands hand-engrave their balance cocks? To my mind only Lange, GO and Dornblueth do so. I'm curious if there are any other competitors to my new pet project. biggrin.gif

Just got back from a trip to Beijing to visit China's two greatest watch makers - BWAF and Sea-Gull. I succeeded in persuading Asia's finest watch maker (the creator of a self-conceived clean-sheet tourbillon design in 1996 whose carriage is constructed wholly from titanium, the same that created a double-axis tourbillon with a fired enamel moonphase and a unique complication to measure the age of the watch in cycles of 12 years like a car odometer) to produce hand-engraved balance cocks for my watch exclusively.

And they do so the old-fashioned way with manual tools as opposed to the high-tech computers that Lange uses. The combination of not one but two gold gilt balance cocks residing in each manufacture movement, contrasting with the silver 3/4 plate and 4 gold chatons and heat blued screws is glorious. Very pleased with the result and will be incorporating these movements in a new high-end watch range in my Celadon series to complement the existing mid-range PREMIER model.
post #16913 of 35011
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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post

Same old...

 

what do mean same old? I happen to like the full barsmile.gif

post #16914 of 35011

Going a bit older today.

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post #16915 of 35011
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

 

I agree with Dino, the Rolex GMT is one of the easiest to use. If you have this, why get another? I'd rather swap out the bezels for versatility OR step it up and get a worldtimer like the PP.

 

Otherwise get a Reverso Duo which puts a diff spin on the whole dual time thing

 

what about JLC home time, or ALS dual time or NOMOS?

 

EDIT: Belligero beat me to the punch biggrin.gif and its a good piece of advice but the pic above is of the prototype. The real thing is more beige with a hint of red and blue. I've had this watch on my short list before but I dont know how I feel about the whole "heimat" thing

 

I'm in  love with this brand! Best bang for your buck! The only model they have thats bland is the tetra line!

post #16916 of 35011
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Sorry, it's a keeper.

Just checking! I knew you where'nt bonkers! Funny I only knew of PP for just the last 7 years, 7yrs too late when i cant afford the damn thingscrackup[1].gif

post #16917 of 35011
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Any of you watch experts know which brands hand-engrave their balance cocks? To my mind only Lange, GO and Dornblueth do so. I'm curious if there are any other competitors to my new pet project. biggrin.gif

One more - Lang und Heyne.

All the best with your project.
post #16918 of 35011
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

^Love the Mark XVI/Mark series, looks great! An IWC I would like to own at some point.

Would love input on looking for a sister's college graduation watch. Originally wanted to give a birth-year vintage sub for a slightly 'chunky,' masculine watch--in that same vein, thinking of a medium SS/RG Santos 100 on croc, 36mm SS/YG Ballon Bleu on bracelet. I.e., less traditional than a Tank Francaise, even a men's sized variant, but still classic looks. Other watches along those lines?

Probably buying on TZ/secondary market, mint condition.

Those are great choices. Also consider a new ceramic sub - it's very pleasingly glossy and lustrous and would look great on a woman's wrist. You could get a LNIB no date version on TZ or rolexforum for about 6500.
post #16919 of 35011
the latest object of my watch desires. want so bad. rolex 16760 gmt master II.

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post #16920 of 35011
Great weekend watch, stitch icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I've started saving for a Mark XVII as my next weekender. Unfortunately that "saving" coincides with a couple bespoke commissions for next Fall/Winter... :sigh:

P.S. Fuck this thread for piquing my interest in watches. Ignorance was bliss...
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