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Yes, the standard Portofino in the current line-up is "only" 40mm. Watches have gotten big.

http://www.iwc.com/en/collection/portofino/IW3565/
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Originally Posted by Allez Allez View Post

No problems with mine. Keeps great time. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

The only problem is finding them. I wouldn't mind a silver face one myself. nod[1].gif

Understood - many thanks. And yes, same here.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I might need to add that small IWC portuguese to my short list 

Indeed; same here.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Yes, the standard Portofino in the current line-up is "only" 40mm. Watches have gotten big.

http://www.iwc.com/en/collection/portofino/IW3565/

Tell me about it, foo.gif. I have a vintage IWC cal 89 (I'm guessing it's basically the portofino from the 1960s), and it's about 5mm smaller than the current Portofino. I like Breitling as well; I have 1 currently and about to get another one. They are some of the smallest men's Breitlings at 41mm and 42mm, yet they are still quite large. If they were chrono, they'd be larger/taller. Hopefully these brands will start dialing back the size of the watches. I think I like about 38-40mm.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Great pair. 5002 and 176?

502 and 118
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

great pics. deets on sweater and where to kop?

From defunct Nom de Guerre. Circa 2008-09, IIRC
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Quick hello to you all - thanks to Dino944 and johanm for an always engaging and respectful discussion.  Always learn something new from reading this thread.

 

Are you guys watching the Super Bowl?  I am busy with business meetings in the West Coast from today through Tuesday, but for some mysterious reason all meetings ceased when the games began airing about an hour ago. :)

 

In the meantime, here's my 3940P keeping me company while I'm away from my family:

 

 

 

I know, it's getting a bit staid since I keep posting pics of just the same watches... BUT!  Stitchy and Belligero, I may have interesting new pictures to share about a new addition to my small collection by Wednesday.  Shout out to Dino944 for helping affirm my choice - I pulled the gun last Friday and am expecting a delivery by Tuesday evening... :)

 

I wonder if I fall into apropos' category of jeweled DD or leopard print Daytona owners, or Explorer I and no-date Subs.....

 

Interesting side note: guy behind me on the plane clearly a WIS.  Notices my 3940P and holds forth on his collection (he was wearing a white dial AP RO and says he has a bunch of other watches; said he almost pulled the trigger on a Patek WG 5035 but got the RO instead).  Nice guy, seemed like he wanted someone to talk to.  He also liked my 3940P.


Edited by no frills - 2/3/13 at 6:27pm
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^^ look forward to hearing about any additions. yup, watching the SB ^^
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Can anyone think of a watch similar to this IWC "Vintage" Portofino but smaller (this one is 46mm)? 18K, round, moonphase at the top, classic look: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

sidebar - that is a beautiful watch.
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From defunct Nom de Guerre. Circa 2008-09, IIRC

sucks for me. looks great.
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Can anyone tell me more about Chopard? Im trying to help my friend decide between 3 stainless steel models; a Cartier, a IWC, and a Chopard. Ive always felt Chopard was more of a jewelry maker more than a watchmaker and is almost a whole tier lower than JLC or Cartier, is this a misconception?
Edited by jeff13007 - 2/3/13 at 6:59pm
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

In the meantime, here's my 3940P keeping me company while I'm away from my family:

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I know, it's getting a bit staid since I keep posting pics of just the same watches... BUT!  Stitchy and Belligero, I may have interesting new pictures to share about a new addition to my small collection by Wednesday.  Shout out to Dino944 for helping affirm my choice - I pulled the gun last Friday and am expecting a delivery by Tuesday evening... :)

 

I wonder if I fall into johanm's category of jeweled DD or leopard print Daytona owners, or Explorer I and no-date Subs.....

 

Interesting side note: guy behind me on the plane clearly a WIS.  Notices my 3940P and holds forth on his collection (he was wearing a white dial AP RO and says he has a bunch of other watches; said he almost pulled the trigger on a Patek WG 5035 but got the RO instead).  Nice guy, seemed like he wanted someone to talk to.  He also liked my 3940P.

 

Hi Frills,

 

Hope your business trip is going well.  Always a pleasure to see your stunning 3940P! Your photo shows some nice detail and depth to the subdials within subdials...I love it! 

 

Congrats!  I look forward to seeing some photos of your latest edition soon!  Not sure if your wife will continue to let you chat with me if I had some influence on you moving forward with an addition to your collection.  Last time I had some influence on a friend, he bought a new Porsche...his wife wasn't so happy with mewink.gif

 

Yea...I have no idea which of Johan's catagories I fall into as a Rolex owner.  I'm sure I can live with whichever catagory I fall into.

 

Hopefully, meeting a fellow WIS made the travel time out there pass by more quickly.  Usually, I just get crazy people seated next to me on planes, you lucked out.  Congrats on your new addition, looking forward to seeing pix soon.

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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Can anyone tell me more about Chopard? Im trying to help my friend decide between 3 stainless steel models; a Cartier, a JLC, and a Chopard. Ive always felt Chopard was more of a jewelry maker more than a watchmaker and is almost a whole tier lower than JLC or Cartier, is this a misconception?

 Hi Jeff,

 

It really depends on which Chopard your friend is considering.  If its just one of their more basic Mille Miglia, well its fine but not great (there maye be some form using their better LUC movment).  On the other hand some of their watches, like the St. Mortiz (not sure if still in production), which looks a bit like their version of a Nautilus or RO, and used a JLC movement.  Then there are their finest watches that use their own LUC movments.  Those are really very high quality watches.  I would put the LUC watches in terms of quality on par with JLC or maybe GP.  Personally, I've never been that drawn to their dress watches...I'd rather have a Reverso, some form of Piaget Altiplano, or a Cartier Rotonde, Tortue, or LC Tank XL...but thats just my 2 cents.

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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Can anyone tell me more about Chopard? Im trying to help my friend decide between 3 stainless steel models; a Cartier, a JLC, and a Chopard. Ive always felt Chopard was more of a jewelry maker more than a watchmaker and is almost a whole tier lower than JLC or Cartier, is this a misconception?

pretty much what dino said. they make some high quality watches, but its hard to answer without knowing what models he is looking at. of the cuff i would say JLC though.
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The watches are:

Chopard LUC 168500 3001 mark III in steel





The Cartier Ronde Solo




IWC Portofinio (Sorry i misquoted my last post its IWC not JLC)

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i like the IWC.
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the IWC is elegant enough, but my taste is more toward the Chopard. Not a big fan of Romans or straight lugs. Subseconds are always interesting in a dress watch.
 

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

the IWC is elegant enough, but my taste is more toward the Chopard. Not a big fan of Romans or straight lugs. Subseconds are always interesting in a dress watch.

interesting, that is exactly why i like the IWC. it will always look elegant, classy and relevant. the clearly "modern" look of the chopard will look old, dated and irrelevant in 5 years, imo.
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