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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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if not for the 2 hands i may have thought it was an old constellation. the memovox is great, you gonna get one? devil.gif

Not anytime soon, but who knows? satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Yep, same watch that's at the forefront of the group shot I posted yesterday.

Other pics of the watch, from yesterday as well:




How big is your version? Also, how do the two buttons (?) work?

edit: wait, it's not that complicated, is it? Two crowns, a normal one and one to set the alarm time? Which leaves the question how the alarm is canceled.
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Figured its switch things up a bit:

Marathon Govt. issue GSAR

Great workhorse watch; had the crystal and bezel replaced after last deployment.

 


Edited by Moloch38 - 2/11/13 at 5:37am
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Not anytime soon, but who knows? satisfied.gif
How big is your version? Also, how do the two buttons (?) work?

edit: wait, it's not that complicated, is it? Two crowns, a normal one and one to set the alarm time? Which leaves the question how the alarm is canceled.

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as i recall, the bold is correct. not sure how the alarm is cancelled though. i would imagine a pull/twist/push of the alarm crown or something.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Not anytime soon, but who knows? satisfied.gif
How big is your version? Also, how do the two buttons (?) work?

edit: wait, it's not that complicated, is it? Two crowns, a normal one and one to set the alarm time? Which leaves the question how the alarm is canceled.

smile.gif

as i recall, the bold is correct. not sure how the alarm is cancelled though. i would imagine a pull/twist/push of the alarm crown or something.

You can't cancel it; you just let the alarm wind down. Then it makes a sort of irritating rattle sound when you move your arm for a while.
Or you can reset the alarm time.
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For those interested, here you can hear the cricket:

Edited by Sander - 2/11/13 at 8:30am
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Thread Starter 
Memovox: alarm is on when crown is pushed, off when crown is pulled
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Hmmm, on my Compressor Memovox, I don't think you can turn off the alarm. I'm going to have to double check that.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I wasn't initially sure about its wearability.  However, red is versatile and its something you rarely see on fine watches.  We see silver, white, black and occasionally blue.  I think the Rouge is a great watch.  I haven't seen it in person, however a friend that was at SIHH thought it was one of the best JLCs he has seen in years. 

There were Rolexes from the 80s/90s with red sunburst dials which were clear enameled metal, I am not sure if they were Rolex-issued or a 3rd party option though.

Speaking of which, anyone else remember how the big Swiss ADs in the 80s/early 90s (their names escape me) used to stock 3rd party replacement dials in exotic materials?

After purchasing a Rolex Datejust, you would be offered the option of perusing a selection of dials, and if you said yes literally a panoply of dials made from malachite, jasper, agate, onyx, etc, would be brought out spread on a velvet tray. My dad has a very old Datejust with a blue jasper dial with diamond hour markers.

These dials were NOT Rolex-made, rather after-market addons sold by these big ADs with Rolex adopting a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy for them. They would service Rolexes sporting such 3rd party dials no questions asked, which is almost unbelievable given their draconian servicing policies today.
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Ah, the 5015...definitely a stunning piece.  Also interesting because it had a porcelain dial.  My Dad had one in yg back around1995/96.  Back in the days of huge discounts...MSRP was $19,995 and brand new from the AD it was out the door for $13,000.  Today they sell for about$20-22K in yellow, rose, or wg.  I haven't seen a PT one on the market in a while.  This model had a short run and was replaced by the 5054, which had a much longer production span.  Great watch.

Yep, this PP was purchased in a simpler time, a time when horology was not yet (relatively speaking) a mainstream pastime, a time when IWC made serious watches for serious men instead of mostly toys for big boys, a time when Hublot was Who-blot.

IMO the 5054 IMO messed up the balance of the 5015, with its oversized moonphase to accommodate the date indicator, and the complete lack of numerals from 3 to 9 o'clock. That said, I acknowledge the 5015's design is a bit of an acquired taste with its hobnail bezel, asymmetric dial, old-fashioned screwed-lug design, and all that jazz.

Finally, I am not sure the 5015 dial is porcelain, I've always thought it was vitreous enamel. Patek has a bad habit of describing white enamel dials as "porcelain white" dials, which I think has led to a lot of confusion on the ground.

For all those out there who are wondering what the difference is, porcelain is a ceramic which is fired at higher temperatures than vitreous enamel, which is essentially glass on a metal base. Porcelain is much harder to work with than enamel, and so is rare as the proverbial on watches. In contrast to hot/fired/vitreous enamel there is also "cold" enamel, which is just epoxy resin - the vast majority of enamel dialed watches on the market are cold enamel.
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Does anyone know which watch Charlie Sheen wears in Anger Management? Here are the best two pics I could find:

http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31600000/Anger-Management-charlie-sheen-31636054-2560-1707.jpg
http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Anger-Management-17-Charlie-Sheen.jpg

Seems like a 38-40mm chrono on a gray croc strap. I know Charlie Sheen wears PP, this might easily be one.

 

Here's a link to some articles regarding Charlie Sheen and his PP watches.

Link: http://www.patekwatch.blogspot.sg/search/label/Charlie%20Sheen

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Good thing I have two wrists

 

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/02/apple-iwatch-rumors-just-became-apple-iwatch-reports/61980/

 

http://asktog.com/atc/apple-iwatch/
 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Visited the Marina Bay Sands JLC boo-teek yesterday.
I was really only there to check out one watch - the TTR 1931 Rouge model, which is a JLC boutique-only model.
And how much "price consideration" was JLC Singapore willing to offer? All of 0%. Yes - zero, zilch, nada.
Um, no thanks. medtech_expat's words echoed in my head - "world's most amazing watch showroom"...

As someone of Chinese descent, I observe from my mainland cousins a certain attraction in buying from a brand boutique where it's generally acknowledged that no discounts are given. Although I'm not an economist, I believe this is referred to as the point where price elasticity goes "tits-up"...

The Rouge is an exceptionally pretty piece, and oddly enough in the metal it appears more wearable than in pics. As someone who's never really cared for how Reversos sit on my wrist (including GT & XGT cases), the dimensions of the ultra thin are a bang-on fit. I tried on the 1931 tribute in white gold in London last weekend, and it's now broken into my "list." Although I'd prefer twin battons instead of the arabic "12," I think this would look tremendous with a navy strap.
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I think this would look tremendous with a navy strap.

 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

IMO the 5054 IMO messed up the balance of the 5015, with its oversized moonphase to accommodate the date indicator, and the complete lack of numerals from 3 to 9 o'clock. That said, I acknowledge the 5015's design is a bit of an acquired taste with its hobnail bezel, asymmetric dial, old-fashioned screwed-lug design, and all that jazz.

Finally, I am not sure the 5015 dial is porcelain, I've always thought it was vitreous enamel. Patek has a bad habit of describing white enamel dials as "porcelain white" dials, which I think has led to a lot of confusion on the ground.

For all those out there who are wondering what the difference is, porcelain is a ceramic which is fired at higher temperatures than vitreous enamel, which is essentially glass on a metal base. Porcelain is much harder to work with than enamel, and so is rare as the proverbial on watches. In contrast to hot/fired/vitreous enamel there is also "cold" enamel, which is just epoxy resin - the vast majority of enamel dialed watches on the market are cold enamel.

 

 

I greatly prefer the 5015 to a 5054.  Not sure that it's dial was not porcelain.  Everything I ever read about it said it had a porcelain dial, not that it was porcelain white (as a color description).  Still I guess its of little importance since its not in the family any more.

 

I agree while the 5015's very pronounced hobnail bezel may have been an acquired taste it, and it made it a bit more formal looking, however its dial was far more attractive than on the 5054.  I thought the font used with its Arabic numbers toned it down and gave it a more whimsical look  to go with the asymetric dial.  I was also not a fan of the missing numbers from 3-9 around the dial of the 5054 and I thought the smooth bezel gave it a sort of generic look.   

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Although I'm not an economist, I believe this is referred to as the point where price elasticity goes "tits-up"...
 

 

This is the perfect use of a highly technical term! worship.gif

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Originally Posted by Moloch38 View Post

Figured its switch things up a bit:

Marathon Govt. issue GSAR

Great workhorse watch; had the crystal and bezel replaced after last deployment.

 

 

 

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