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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

This JLC is a great looking watch.

Also - I like hearing about what our significant others are wearing also.

Mine wears a men's 36 mm stainless steel DJ and she won't go anywhere without it. No diamonds, but I think it looks perfect on her.

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My wife is definitely not a WIS. She has a few quartz Mondaines which are her daily wearers, but on occasion will wear this:



AP Jules Audemars Small Seconds with in-house hand-wound calibre 3090. Pink gold with watered silk and leather band.

Her next 'nice' watch may be an automatic Cartier tank of one kind or another, automatic Omega Constellation or perhaps a Datejust...Her writsts are very narrow, so no men's 36 mm Datejust for her!
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Beautiful!
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

+ 1

My wife is definitely not a WIS. She has a few quartz Mondaines which are her daily wearers, but on occasion will wear this:



AP Jules Audemars Small Seconds with in-house hand-wound calibre 3090. Pink gold with watered silk and leather band.

Her next 'nice' watch may be an automatic Cartier tank of one kind or another, automatic Omega Constellation or perhaps a Datejust...Her writsts are very narrow, so no men's 36 mm Datejust for her!

Your wife has great taste!

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Would you like to share the cost of servicing? And why you sent it in?  I know usually the more complicated the more you pay!

Hey Ant, check my post/reply to DINO a page or two back. No charge from JLC (I think their Service Center in Texas did the work). The PR wasn't working properly. I hate to imagine how much that would've cost out of pocket though.. yikes..

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?


I like some of their more subdued models, their vintage lines. Not a huge fan of their big square watches, but they have become, for better or worse, synonymous with the brand.

They do have some extremely nice models, but I agree with one of the other posters, a little expensive for what you get under the hood. That being said, I always find that shouldn't be a deterrent if you really love a watch and have the cash and it's something that will really bring you joy..
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

Congrats on all accounts. You know, Breitling gets a bad rap due to all the huge blinged-out watches, Bentley collaborations, rappers and Travolta adds. Underneath it all they are a great watch company that can put out some really fantastic looking pieces. I've heard nothing but great things about their service department from my ADs (apparently their customer service blows a lot of the other swiss companies away.. but I've never had any personal experience..), and their B1 movement is supposed to be legit.

I really like some of their Transocean models. The Navitimer is also well-loved by many, although personally I'm not as a big a fan of most of that line.
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

Her next 'nice' watch may be an automatic Cartier tank of one kind or another, automatic Omega Constellation or perhaps a Datejust...Her writsts are very narrow, so no men's 36 mm Datejust for her!


Wrists are a fascinating thing.  My wife weighs all of 110 pounds at 5'4" and I top 170 pounds at 5'7", but her wrists are 6" and mine are 6.25."  Our hands are actually of the same length (palm/finger length) although I (finally) distinguish my maleness via thick, gnarly fingers and rough palms versus her long, refined fingers and smooth palms. 


So basically she can wear any watch I have.

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Originally Posted by academe View Post


+ 1

My wife is definitely not a WIS. She has a few quartz Mondaines which are her daily wearers, but on occasion will wear this:



AP Jules Audemars Small Seconds with in-house hand-wound calibre 3090. Pink gold with watered silk and leather band.

 

Beautiful piece!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


Wrists are a fascinating thing.  My wife weighs all of 110 pounds at 5'4" and I top 170 pounds at 5'7", but her wrists are 6" and mine are 6.25."  Our hands are actually of the same length (palm/finger length) although I (finally) distinguish my maleness via thick, gnarly fingers and rough palms versus her long, refined fingers and smooth palms. 


So basically she can wear any watch I have.

You sir are a lucky man. It must be great pulling the "But I'm buying it for the both of us!" card when purchasing a new piece lol
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haha NICE!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


Wrists are a fascinating thing.  My wife weighs all of 110 pounds at 5'4" and I top 170 pounds at 5'7", but her wrists are 6" and mine are 6.25."  Our hands are actually of the same length (palm/finger length) although I (finally) distinguish my maleness via thick, gnarly fingers and rough palms versus her long, refined fingers and smooth palms. 


So basically she can wear any watch I have.
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You sir are a lucky man. It must be great pulling the "But I'm buying it for the both of us!" card when purchasing a new piece lol

 

EXAC-SOLUTE-LY. :)  Variations include "yeah, but this piece will really go well with that (fill in color) dress of yours, right?"

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

not too sure.. it looks like a chronomat model from the 90's.. not big at all.. I would say 39mm-40mm...I def understand from the sentimental aspect and thus I'm keeping it. I just wondered what people thought about it in general with the quartz movement. I saw him wearing it a couple times as a kid but have not seen the watch in maybe 10 years. So just from memory and I matched the style to that general line from observation.

personally, i dont see myself in a quartz, but i have no issue with them, and if there was a sentimental reason for me to wear one, id do it.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


Er, yeah. Basically I got her one piece every time I got myself one...shog%5B1%5D.gif

good man.
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academe - that AP is fantastic.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Also - I like hearing about what our significant others are wearing also.

 

Mine wears a steel large automatic Cartier Tank Francaise, as an every day watch.  She refuses to wear a quartz watch.  Which limits some of her choices.  She loved the TF design and felt it would be more versatile than some other watches I wanted her to consider.  Her dress watch is a rose gold and steel Lady Datejust.  She loves the design of the Duetto, but says she could only wear it on weekends, as she would probably forget to wind it and would get annoyed if it stopped running during the work day.

 

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?

I agree with Gauss.  See below.

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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

If I were going to get a watch in that style, I would rather go for a Sinn. They did designs for Bell and Ross, so it is no surprise they look similar. The Sinn is better made and less expensive.

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 I'd rather get a Sinn than at B&R.  I liked more of B&Rs designs when they were involved with Sinn.  Now I find many of their designs goofy.

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Originally Posted by academe View Post


+ 1

My wife is definitely not a WIS. She has a few quartz Mondaines which are her daily wearers, but on occasion will wear this:



AP Jules Audemars Small Seconds with in-house hand-wound calibre 3090. Pink gold with watered silk and leather band.
 

Thats a beauty!!!  Very nice.

 

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

Congrats on becoming a Dad, and I hope you enjoy your dad's watch.  Quartz are not favored by collectors, but that doesn't make them a bad thing.   I own a Rolex Oysterquartz ref 17000.  For a quartz watch it had a lot of firsts other Rolex watches (particularly those in steel) did not get until much later (perhaps your Breitling has some special features).  I love the design.  Its great having a watch that I can grab at a moment's notice and wear without setting the time, even if it hasn't been worn in several weeks.  I often use it to set the time on other watches. 

 

Some watches are not easy to live with if they are a quartz model, like some of the PP Nautiluses or AP ROs of the 1980s.  Opening the cases for those is more labor intensive and I've heard of people getting rediculous bills just to change their batteries.  Rolex is pretty straight forward and they change the battery and pressure test their quartz watches for free.

 

Breitling has had its ups and downs.  They do make some blingy models that would not appeal to me.  However, they have several classic models, and they have been doing more to make their own movements, which helps build interest and respect for the brand.  One of my friends has 2 Breitlings and he really likes them.  Wishing you luck as a new dad and I hope you enjoy your father's watch!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats on becoming a Dad, and I hope you enjoy your dad's watch.  Quartz are not favored by collectors, but that doesn't make them a bad thing.   I own a Rolex Oysterquartz ref 17000.  For a quartz watch it had a lot of firsts other Rolex watches (particularly those in steel) did not get until much later (perhaps your Breitling has some special features).  I love the design.  Its great having a watch that I can grab at a moment's notice and wear without setting the time, even if it hasn't been worn in several weeks.  I often use it to set the time on other watches. [...]
OQ is way cool. It's one of those watches that I'd love to have but I have yet to see in person. Got any photos!?
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OQ is way cool. It's one of those watches that I'd love to have but I have yet to see in person. Got any photos!?

Thanks.  Yes, here are a few photos.

 

 

 

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Thanks.  Yes, here are a few photos. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







Many thanks. That looks great in steel, especially with the non-fluted bezel.
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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?

 
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can you be more specific? like many brands, i like some of their offerings, and dislike some others.

 

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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post


I find them to be very overpriced for what you get. Kind of like a Hugo Boss suit, you pay for the name rather than anything substantial. Pretty sure they use completely unmodified ETA movements.

If I were going to get a watch in that style, I would rather go for a Sinn. They did designs for Bell and Ross, so it is no surprise they look similar. The Sinn is better made and less expensive.

 

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Originally Posted by MSchott View Post


Sinn and Bell & Ross haven't collaborated in about 10 years and since, B&R designs are completely different from Sinn's. The square instrument style BR03 models have been around for many years and have been a huge success for the company.

 

I don't know if the movements are modified or not and probably not as for a few years now ETA has not allowed their customers to modify the movements. Then again there's nothing at all wrong with an unmodified ETA movement, especially if it's a higher grade version. Their watches also hold value pretty well on the secondary market.

 

I'm liking the BR-03-92. I really like the Phantom and the Black & Blue Model. Any thoughts on them? I've never seen a Sinn that looks like these...
 
 

 

 

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