I really love the 240 movement.
Speaking of microrotor.
Chopard L.U.C. 1.96 is no slouch either
(obv. not my pics)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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"...