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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post


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

Thanks Hayward.  When I first saw it in photos, I fell in love the the design.  I didn't wear dress watches a lot back then, but I wanted something that I felt would carry me through several decades if I never bought another dress watch.  But you know how watch additictions go, we say this will be the only one...and then it isn't. 

 

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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post


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

Wow, thats a very young crowd to have knowledge of the brand.  In recent years they have tried to offer more that will appeal to a younger generation, but I think AP has been more successful at doing that. 

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Originally Posted by MGLL View Post

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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I really like the recent version of the Ingenieur.  Its a versatile design that will look great with casual clothes but will work well with a suit too.  Good luck!

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Gorgeous.

 

 

The level of detail on the dial is amazing.

Thanks dddrees.  Here is a quick wrist shot that really shows the layers or appearance of depth created by the stepped lugs, raised & angled bezel, and then the dial with sunken subdial.

 

 

The view from the back isn't too bad either wink.gif.   The movement is based on a JLC Reverso movement.

 

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^^ that is awesome^^
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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?

Its a very classic, handsome watch. 

 

Are you saying you feel like you over paid for it, because you think "It does not carry the same weight as many other watchmakers?  If you enjoy a watch thats what matters.  Even if hypothecially you bought a watch from brand that you feel is the top of the line, there will always be models even within that brand, which are more complicated, more exclusive, and considered more special.  If a watch suits your needs and serves you well, that is what is important. 

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FWIW I'm not a fan of B&M. I still have mine but almost never wear it. It needed pretty intensive servicing within a year of purchase, and I got nothing but flak from B&M about what was in warranty and what wasn't. After all was said and done I ended up with a watch that kept crap time and whose chronos kept malfunctioning. I won't be buying another watch from them, but keep the one I have as it was a graduation present.

All that said, yours looks very nice, Romeo.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ that is awesome^^
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Thanks Stitch. 

Glad to see you are still in love with your Panerai, its a beauty.

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+1 great choice on the Ingy 3227-01...I'm looking forward to seeing the newest iteration of the Igenieur whenever it reaches a local AD.

Great snaps of your VC, Dino. That caseback very much resembles a Reverso movement, although I couldn't tell you which one.
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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.

And this is my only barrel-shape, although I think of it more as a casual watch than a true dress piece, despite wearing it with suits quite a bit.. (apologies if I've posted this pic before).

It doesn't compare horologically to a Patek, but it's one of my favorite designs, and now my only Cartier after trading in my Tank Francaise:

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^^ that is a nice roadster ^^
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Thanks Stitch. 
Glad to see you are still in love with your Panerai, its a beauty.

thanks, dino. i enjoy it more each day. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Great snaps of your VC, Dino. That caseback very much resembles a Reverso movement, although I couldn't tell you which one.
And this is my only barrel-shape, although I think of it more as a casual watch than a true dress piece, despite wearing it with suits quite a bit.. (apologies if I've posted this pic before).

It doesn't compare horologically to a Patek, but it's one of my favorite designs, and now my only Cartier after trading in my Tank Francaise:

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Hi Keith, very nice Roadster.  Its great seeing some watch cases in shapes besides round owned by other regulars here at SF.  As you mentioned the Roadster is definitely a bit more sports watch than pure dress watch (especially compared to its siblings such as the Tortue or the Tonneau).  Still the sportiness (and the quick change bracelet/strap) really makes it an incredibly versatile watch.  I'm a big fan of Cartier, although some see them just as a jeweler rather than a watch company, they have made some great contributions to the watch world, particularly their single pusher chronographs.  Also the LC Tank is IMHO one of the most elegant designs of all time and the ideal rectangular watch ...although I may be a bit biased as I have an LC Tank XL. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Thanks dddrees.  Here is a quick wrist shot that really shows the layers or appearance of depth created by the stepped lugs, raised & angled bezel, and then the dial with sunken subdial.

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The view from the back isn't too bad either wink.gif.   The movement is based on a JLC Reverso movement.

 

 

 

Very cool, thanks for the extra wrist PIC.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ that is awesome^^
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And it's pretty easy to see why.

 

 

Very nice sir.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

And it's pretty easy to see why.
Very nice sir.

thanks, trip D. smile.gif
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just ran across this on tumblr. i think its really cool, and id consider getting one even.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

just ran across this on tumblr. i think its really cool, and id consider getting one even.
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very interesting watch, however I'm having a hard time thinking of what a few of the letters signify (ex. "L", "AS", "B", "X", "ERU").
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They have a Wall Clock with the same motif Stitchy. I think I would prefer that personally! I will try to dig up the link to it!

http://store.biegertfunk.com/us/collection-qlocktwo.html

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