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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Quick photo comparison of two favorite designs from the 1970s.

 

 

Love these two models!  I actually tried the AP earlier this morning while I was picking up receipts/appraisals at my AD.  Sits very nicely on the wrist, although I prefer my Nautilus (eh, same designer).  

 

I also tried on the Perpetual Datograph 410.025 from ALS.  Formidable presence and height.  A steal for $164,800 retail!

 

No, I did not purchase any pieces today - at least for me.  I did finalize a purchase for the wife for Valentine's....

post #17912 of 31015
Oyster Quartz is about 36 mm, right?
post #17913 of 31015
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Quick photo comparison of two favorite designs from the 1970s.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


i far prefer the AP of the 2.
post #17914 of 31015
Agreed. But I would probably take the OQ vs. a comparable 70s DateJust.

I figure the integrated bracelet would make it wear larger, and it has that funky SWAG to it.

Tick tick ticking aside.
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So here we are - an early Valentine's surprise for the missus.  The JLC reverso squadra lady duetto (ref 7058120), in stainless steel.  Where did I get the idea for this?  Why, from a few posts ago in this thread, notably from our very own In Stitches - credit should go where it's due. Thanks, man!

 

The "recto" side - dial is white, and has a date display and a day ("sun") and night ("stars") indicator.  This is my wife's favorite/preferred side (at least, as far as she's worn it for the last eight hours):

 

 

 

The "verso" side - exquisite sunburst pattern highlights the black dial in the center.  It's really fun to look at, and depending on your viewing angle it looks like the center is spinning around in some psychedelic way (which I guess fits in well with the pseudo-psychedelic numerals). bounce2.gif (UPDATE: I just read on the JLC website that the black dial has a "visible oscillating rotor" - whatever that means)...

 

 

 

It has a very solid presence on the wrist, owing probably to its height. The technical details on the JLC website lists the height as 4.67mm, and I haven't measured it really, but check out its height compared to the Patek Nautilus 5711/1A:

 

 

 

I tried to take this last pic with the two watches side by side.  Yeah, no wonder people say that the Nautilus sits very flat on the wrist!  Check that contrast out!

 

Finally, and most importantly, what does the watch look like on my wife's wrist?

 

 

 

She loves it!  Chalk one up to the SF members who helped lead me to this lovely piece!

 

As for me, what was I doing all day?  Just monkeying around in a grey monkey suit, with a few highlights: the red tie from Stefano Ricci really pops, the olive wingtips from Corthay offer a contrast I quite like, and yeah, I think that Nautilus works just fine with a suit.

 

 

 

My contribution for the day and Valentine's season!  Booyah!  fing02[1].gif

post #17916 of 31015
A not-fancy watch I received as a gift that has, surprisingly, gotten the most wrist time of late. In-house movement, legible and comprehensible world time indicator – what's not to like?

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icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif beautiful! im so glad you went with that. excellent choice. bigstar[1].gif

i hope she enjoys it for many many years.

the "visible oscillating rotor" i believe refers to the inner black circle on the dial, which you should be able to see oscillate. i think thats what i means anyways.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif beautiful! im so glad you went with that. excellent choice. bigstar[1].gif

i hope she enjoys it for many many years.

the "visible oscillating rotor" i believe refers to the inner black circle on the dial, which you should be able to see oscillate. i think thats what i means anyways.

 

It certainly oscillates in a psychedelic way!  She loves the piece.  I don't know how ladies pieces from JLC is perceived, but this one has heft and presence on the wrist - my wife thinks it looks more imposing than her 36mm DJ (and certainly her 26mm DJ).  She likes it!

 

To be fair, I was also looking at a Breguet and a IWC and another JLC reverso, but at the end of the day went with this model partly because I saw some of the postings in this thread and got more interested in the Squadra look - not exactly "classic" and not everyone's cup of tea, but it works for us!

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awesome.

as far as "classic" goes, the original design drawings for the first reverso, were drawn as a square, not a rectangle. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Love these two models!  I actually tried the AP earlier this morning while I was picking up receipts/appraisals at my AD.  Sits very nicely on the wrist, although I prefer my Nautilus (eh, same designer).  

 

I also tried on the Perpetual Datograph 410.025 from ALS.  Formidable presence and height.  A steal for $164,800 retail!

 

No, I did not purchase any pieces today - at least for me.  I did finalize a purchase for the wife for Valentine's....

Thanks Frills.  Did you try on the a Jumbo or the 15400 (with sweep seconds hand)?  They sit and feel different although both are ROs.  I like the Nautilus a lot.  My Dad had one for several years.  When I decided I wanted a luxury sport watch in steel I considered and looked at the Nautilus, Aquanaut (not a fan of that one), the VC Overseas, various ROs, and a few other brands.   IMHO, the PP and AP had the most intricate designs with the finest workmanship.  The finish on other watches was really good, but just not on the same level as that found on the Nautilus or RO.   For me the RO has always had a slight edge design wise over the Nautilus, but its close.  If I spent that kind of money on another steel time only watch, it would be a Nautilus.  

 

I like AL&S but the only models that really interest me are the Lange 1 and the Cabriolet.  A friend had a Datograph, great movement, but I never liked the watch.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i far prefer the AP of the 2.

 +1.  However, OQ's MSRP topped out at roughly 15% of the MSRP of the Jumbo, and it does have a lot to offer if one likes the 70s style sports watch style of a case with integrated bracelet.  Tough to imagine at one time it was the top of the line SS Rolex (carrying a higher price than a Sub or Daytona), and it gave one features that took many years to appear on other Rolex watches (which were not all gold or platinum), such as a synthetic saphire crystal, solid bracelet links, water resistance to 100m (when many were only wr to 50m) and it was more antimagnetic than the original Milgauss watches (but without the need for an iron cage).  Its never been a direct competitor with the AP RO, but overall I think its a great value and an interesting part of their history.  I just put them together for the photo since they were both born in the same decade. 

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Agreed. But I would probably take the OQ vs. a comparable 70s DateJust.

I figure the integrated bracelet would make it wear larger, and it has that funky SWAG to it.

Tick tick ticking aside.

 Hi Keith,

 

You are correct, the OQ is 36mm, but it wears and seems larger than some other Rolex models due to the very wide bracelet links.  After wearing it for a week the links of a standard Oyster bracelet seem narrow and the jubilee bracelet seems almost feminine.  I've never wanted a Datejust, but I love the design of the OQ.  The famous ticking is very loud, so I wouldn't wear it to a quiet ceremony.  However, if the noise bothers you and the design interests you, all you have to do is seek out one of its rarer, pricier, and quieter siblings ref 1530...which was an Oysterquartz case and bracelet with standard DJ automatic movement.  The main visible differences between OQ ref 17000 and the 1530 are the movement of the sweep second hand and the outer edge of the dial is angled on the 1530. 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


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Very, very nice! I hope the wifey enjoys it. I took the lady friend recently to look at watches, and she really did not like anything. The first time we went she showed interest, then when we came back, it seemed like the interest had abided. So now she can't stand jewelry or watches--I can't if that makes things easier or more difficult!

Your preparedness for Valentine's Day is making me feel bad! Just getting back from Mardi Gras, and I think that V-Day plans are about the last thing I want to start preparing for shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

So here we are - an early Valentine's surprise for the missus.  The JLC reverso squadra lady duetto (ref 7058120), in stainless steel.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 Where did I get the idea for this?  Why, from a few posts ago in this thread, notably from our very own In Stitches - credit should go where it's due. Thanks, man!

 

The "recto" side - dial is white, and has a date display and a day ("sun") and night ("stars") indicator.  This is my wife's favorite/preferred side (at least, as far as she's worn it for the last eight hours):

 

 

 

The "verso" side - exquisite sunburst pattern highlights the black dial in the center.  It's really fun to look at, and depending on your viewing angle it looks like the center is spinning around in some psychedelic way (which I guess fits in well with the pseudo-psychedelic numerals). bounce2.gif (UPDATE: I just read on the JLC website that the black dial has a "visible oscillating rotor" - whatever that means)...

 

 

 

She loves it!  Chalk one up to the SF members who helped lead me to this lovely piece!

 

 

 

As for me, what was I doing all day?  Just monkeying around in a grey monkey suit, with a few highlights: the red tie from Stefano Ricci really pops, the olive wingtips from Corthay offer a contrast I quite like, and yeah, I think that Nautilus works just fine with a suit.

 

 

 

My contribution for the day and Valentine's season!  Booyah!  

 

Congrats to the Mrs. on her Valentine's day gift!   I'm sure she will enjoy it for many years.  Also it sounds like Stitchy helped lead you to a great choice! 

 

The Nautilus looks fantastic with your suit and I love the olive shoes with it too!  The tie really does pop, but for some reason I've just never been able to warm up to Stefano Ricci products.  Still overall a great look!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats to the Mrs. on her Valentine's day gift!   I'm sure she will enjoy it for many years.  Also it sounds like Stitchy helped lead you to a great choice! 

The Nautilus looks fantastic with your suit and I love the olive shoes with it too!  The tie really does pop, but for some reason I've just never been able to warm up to Stefano Ricci products.  Still overall a great look!

i try my best. smile.gif

and +1 to the bold.
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I, too, would like to echo all the support above for your sentimental quartz. To think any less of this gift because of the actual implementation of spinning hands would miss the whole point, and sadly devalue such a special gesture.

In support of sentimental quartz watches, let me introduce the only watch I own that isn't more at home in the in the Poor Man's Watch Thread: the Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that I'm wearing today. It was given to me by my father, who was lucky enough to pilot STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. My understanding is that though it was already being discontinued, Omega did a special run of a hundred-or-so watches to allow astronauts aboard the last handful of Space Shuttle missions to continue the tradition of buying a Speedmaster for use in space. There was a limit of one per person, but a fellow crew member passed on the opportunity so my dad bough one for me and my brother. He wore mine, my brothers, and a third that he borrowed from NASA for his own use, during the actual launch into orbit.

Anyway, it's a quartz. And hell, considering what it was made for, it absolutely should be. Regardless, I would never let it take away from the sentimental value of this gift, and I surely wouldn't trade it for any mechanical watch in the world
. This is something I plan on passing on to my son, and your Breitling sounds like a perfect eventual gift for your daughter's first son.











(Sorry for the blurry photos. And while it has a titanium bracelet, but I usually like to usually like to wear it on NATOs.)

I'm late to the party commenting on this, but this might be the single greatest watch post I've seen here. While looking at expensive bling is fun, the connection with your father makes this an even more amazing watch. Appreciate you posting here.
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Originally Posted by Coldcava View Post

I'm late to the party commenting on this, but this might be the single greatest watch post I've seen here. While looking at expensive bling is fun, the connection with your father makes this an even more amazing watch. Appreciate you posting here.

 

Thanks, Coldcava. I was happy to see all the other support for chocsosa's quartz gift.

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