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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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"...

Ahh gotcha thanks i was a bit confused about that but you cleared it up
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 
The quotes about VC being the greatest watchmaker of your grandfathers generation is interesting, but I am not surprised.  A friend that lives in Europe once told me if you talk to older generations, the two brands that are of the highest regard in their eyes are Vacheron and Breguet, he said they have little interest in AP, PP, AL&S.  In addition, several articles online or even in some books I've read described VC as the pinacle of watch making until roughly the 1950-60s when Patek took on that title.

It was not until the mid 1980s that he heard of VC when another doctor told him about the brand, as this doctor had practiced in Europe for a while and bought a VC while over there. 


Interesting that your brought up the whole Europe thing because off my friends/people I've met while living in NYC the only ones who have heard of VC had been Europeans. And surprisingly they were young around 21-25ish
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Well, it took me over 2 months but I have finally read the whole thread!  I would just like to say congratulations and thank you on a great read that has taken me from an admirer of watches to a full on WIS!  I have decided to purchase my first "proper" watch and have selected the IWC Ingenieur 3227-01 for its classic looks, Genta heritage, in-house movement, and versatility, as well as it's limited production run.  I am currently in talks with a dealer over purchasing a mint example.  Thoughts would be greatly appreciated.  My criteria is that it is a stainless steel sports/tool watch that I can wear often and in different situations e.g. to a meeting as well as in a T and jeans.   

 

 

 

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Just saw this on TPP... My goodness gracious... The "Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph II"





Supposedly 10 were made, and it was close to 3 years in production. Insane. Large Date and Moonphase display, and instantaneous jumping minute and date.

Spectacular for an indy.
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Wearing this a lot lately.

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Originally Posted by elisiX View Post

Wearing this a lot lately. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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I see why! Looks terrific.

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my daily watch
baume & mercier classima executives 8591

i really like the watch and get plenty of compliments in person
but i feel like i overpaid for it
seems like baume & mercier does not carry the same weight as many other watchmakers
opinions?
post #17153 of 33936
B&M is under rated. Love that watch. Would love to own one.

To no frills- love those watches. Congratulations, you have earned them. Enjoy them and let your kids enjoy them one day too!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


the idea is this, the people who come here to talk about watches, are people who appreciate them, and are looking for other enthusiasts with whom to have interesting and informative watch conversation. sure, the guys here like to have a good laugh, but saying things just to jerk people around or promote a reaction, is not really appreciated.

if you make a statement about any two watch brands comparatively, only to say that the brands in your statement could be switched, then your brand comparison, is essentially meaningless, and is kind of a waste of peoples time.

no hate, just telling you what what bothersome to some.

Understoodsmile.gif

post #17155 of 33936
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 

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.

Gorgeous.

 

 

The level of detail on the dial is amazing.

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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

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my daily watch
baume & mercier classima executives 8591

i really like the watch and get plenty of compliments in person
but i feel like i overpaid for it
seems like baume & mercier does not carry the same weight as many other watchmakers
opinions?

Everybody has an opinion, but it's your watch so yours is the only one that really matters. It sounds like you like it,  so there shouldn't be anything to worry about. I think it looks like a very nice watch.

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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

but i feel like i overpaid for it
seems like baume & mercier does not carry the same weight as many other watchmakers
opinions?

Who cares how much weight a brand carries. As long as you appreciate it and enjoy wearing the piece it doesn't matter what the name on the face is. Its a beautiful piece! wear it in good health!
post #17158 of 33936
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Originally Posted by MGLL View Post

Ingenieur 3227-01

As previously mentioned, I think it's a great watch.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Just saw this on TPP... My goodness gracious... The "Kari Voutilainen Masterpiece Chronograph II" Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Supposedly 10 were made, and it was close to 3 years in production. Insane. Large Date and Moonphase display, and instantaneous jumping minute and date.
Spectacular for an indy.

very nice indy, and pretty cool over all. hate to sound like a snob, but i dont love the any of the fonts or the hands. the back and the movement are fantastic.
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Understood:)

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Everybody has an opinion, but it's your watch so yours is the only one that really matters. It sounds like you like it,  so there shouldn't be anything to worry about. I think it looks like a very nice watch.

this. i think its a pretty watch as well. i love my B&M.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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?

It has never given me any problems, with wearability, sweat, or anything.
If I swim in it, I just take the strap off the watch that evening to dry flat. Even though I'm sure it would make no difference.
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