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Also, in line with the theme of display backs from a few pages ago, I do enjoy viewing the cal 240 movement with this one, which I am unable to do with the 3940P since the 3940s in platinum only came with a solid back.

I really love the 240 movement.

Speaking of microrotor.
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gorgeous.
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I love it.  Is that the 114270 with a 36mm case?  I have that too.  It's elegant, fits my 6.25" wrist, not the most obvious choice for a Rolex (at least I don't see it around as often as Subs) and has a fine history behind it (descended from the 1016, fun story given the Everest summit (did Hillary wear it or not!?) and was established to be "the original James Bond watch" that Sir Ian Fleming wrote about, etc).  Plus, it can take one heck of a beating.  When my trips involve beaches, sand, sunscreen, chlorinated water or seawater, I tend not to bring my PPs.  I strap on my 114270.
Yes it is a 114270. It's a "P" series to be specific. Nice to hear from an afficianado who appreciates this timepieces history and lore. Both factual and mythological.
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I think a great deal of the appeal of an AL&S movement lies in the somewhat baroque flourishes the brand employs to great effect - blued screwed gold chatons, engraved balance cock, emphasis through layout choices of the "multi-level" appearance to the chronograph movements, etc - that while adding nothing to timekeeping up the ante when it comes to pure aesthetic appeal.

Like a fellow collector put it to me - the classical/proper/clean-looking designs of the AL&S dials contrast well with the view once you flip the watch over, apparently not unlike German women... shog[1].gif

+1.  

 

PP and AL&S both offer superb movments, just different.  I think what is attractive about the AL&S movement is one can truly see some of the handworkmanship and individuality in the engraving of the balance cock.  Its a small detail among many fine things that they do, but at the PP and AL&S level its often the small details that cause one to choose one very fine brand over another.

 

Entertaining comment about AL&S and German women.  Not sure I'll share that quote with my wife.  wink.gif   

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Back from a short sojourn with the family.  Here's another one from my collection.  I love the tonneau shaped case, really contrasts with the 3940P's more classic (standard? boring?) round shape. 

 

From a sartorial point of view, the yellow gold / brown strap also covers me whenever I'm wearing clothes or shoes for which platinum / black strap of the 3940P may not be the best choice.

 

 

Also, in line with the theme of display backs from a few pages ago, I do enjoy viewing the cal 240 movement with this one, which I am unable to do with the 3940P since the 3940s in platinum only came with a solid back.

 

 

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Another stunner!  It took me some years to warm up to the beauty of a watch in a Tonneau case...but now I really love the design.   What a great piece.  Nice to see others here at SF choosing something other than a round cased watch.  I love the contrast of going from a round watch (most of my daily wearers are round) to something different in shape for a dress watch.

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This is my first post on this thread. Just wanted to share a pic of my daily warhorse. It's comparatively small by today's standards. But, it serves me well. I wear it all the time, even while playing golf. Looks good with a suit and tie and doesn't catch on dress shirts or pants pockets. Best of all it was a gift from my sister and my children for my fithtieth Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

birthday.

 

A 114270 is a great way to mark a birthday celebration.  I had a 114270 for about 10 years.  Great watch, incredibly versatile and classic Rolex design. 
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Wow, that's exquisite!

 

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I really love the 240 movement.

Speaking of microrotor.
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Here is my first auto diver,

Sorry it is very 'poverty' compared to the pieces I have been seeing lately shog[1].gif
 

Orient Mako w/NATO

Even busted out the 'ol 50 for it

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It is a great watch. My cousin wore that exact same watch for years.
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Have ogled this thread for a long time - figured it was time to make a submission (humble as it may be compared to most here). Not a dressy watch by any means - but ends up on my wrist more often than not in casual/sw&d situations. Sorry for the low-light pic, its all I got right now.


Sweet watch! The black on black is cool. I like the superocean heritage a lot.

Wife gave to me as engagement present
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Back from a short sojourn with the family.  Here's another one from my collection.  I love the tonneau shaped case, really contrasts with the 3940P's more classic (standard? boring?) round shape. 

From a sartorial point of view, the yellow gold / brown strap also covers me whenever I'm wearing clothes or shoes for which platinum / black strap of the 3940P may not be the best choice.




Also, in line with the theme of display backs from a few pages ago, I do enjoy viewing the cal 240 movement with this one, which I am unable to do with the 3940P since the 3940s in platinum only came with a solid back.



One more post from your collection and I'm moving to the Poor mans watch thread! I mean it! lol jk, you have some beautiful pieces my friend.
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Don't worry about it! The Orient Mako is a great watch. Probably my most worn watch on a daily basis to be honest!



It has taken BEYOND a beating, and is still a great timekeeper. Although of course I prefer my Speedy, I love being able to wear a watch with no reservations. I could not say enough good things about Orient, I strongly recommend their products, and will probably be picking up a Bambino soon.
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Originally Posted by Kyle is raaddd View Post

Here is my first auto diver,

Sorry it is very 'poverty' compared to the pieces I have been seeing lately shog[1].gif
 

Orient Mako w/NATO

 

That NATO strap is very cool.  I am considering having the metal bracelet on my Explorer replaced with a Nato strap for the summer, but does it wear/absorb sweat well?

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One more post from your collection and I'm moving to the Poor mans watch thread! I mean it! lol jk, you have some beautiful pieces my friend.

 

Thanks a bunch, jeff13007... I made a bit of a mistake in my first few attempts, getting a 5119 and a 3919 in line with my "heirloom criteria" so that I can pass along similar timepieces to my children... but found that the two were a bit too alike.  Traded them in for the perpetual calendars (and a bunch of other old watches, and of course they still busted a hole in my wallet) and really feel like I achieved a sense of peace ("end game")... I still look at other watches but I no longer feel that burning itch that needs to be scratched real quick...

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Thanks a bunch, jeff13007... I made a bit of a mistake in my first few attempts, getting a 5119 and a 3919 in line with my "heirloom criteria" so that I can pass along similar timepieces to my children... but found that the two were a bit too alike.  Traded them in for the perpetual calendars (and a bunch of other old watches, and of course they still busted a hole in my wallet) and really feel like I achieved a sense of peace ("end game")... I still look at other watches but I no longer feel that burning itch that needs to be scratched real quick...

Yea i can see where you are coming from. Btw question about the calendars, the annual calender is the one that accounts for the febuary 28 days right? and the perpetual is the one that accounts for leap years?
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Yea i can see where you are coming from. Btw question about the calendars, the annual calender is the one that accounts for the febuary 28 days right? and the perpetual is the one that accounts for leap years?

 

Actually, the annual calendar compensates for all days of the month EXCEPT February... so they will basically need to be reset on March 1 every year.  Perpetual accounts for every month and leap years... so technically speaking as long as you keep it running you don't ever have to have it miss dates, ever.  Of course if you have it serviced once every five years that kind of means it won't run "perpetually"...

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Just a quick photo of one of my favorite dress watches (wore it to dinner tonight).  I like this photo because you can see the various layers of the dial, the applied marker raised above the dial, some of the outline around the applied markers and then the sunken subdial for seconds.  You can also see the facets on the hands if you look closely.  This was the first dress watch I ever purchased after getting my first real job.

This, for me, would be an "end game watch." It's truly sublime, and from a marque I would've never considered before.

Also, (vintage) ROLECKS ROOLS MANG
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