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Frilly, your shoe collection is keeping up with the Rolexes nicely - and I want a better pic of those boots!  But since you got those PPs, frankly you've no choice but to go over to the dark side and try bespoke...decisions.gif

 

Oyah mimo you are such an enabler.... fing02[1].gif

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Not in the same photo, but does this count as a good combo?

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Next purchase is a Stowa Flieger A Dial Chrono
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On a burgundy cordovan NATO strap.

I also need (yes need)
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Wearing today:
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Wide angle makes it look bigger than it wears but it's my favorite piece.
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This is what I plan to wear tomorrow

 

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Originally Posted by dshap View Post

Wow, this thread is growing fast! I made two additions in the past few weeks...









by davidshap7, on Flickr



by davidshap7, on Flickr

Both are stunning. Congrats!
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Have any of the regular watch forum browsers seen anything like a 4+month wait on the 1931 TT Reverso brown cordovan strap? Anyone complain on the forums?

I can't tell if the salesman at Shreve is irresponsible, incapable, or fighting the system. His line was that 10/12, they were somehow delayed--arrival with stock black croc not a problem. I bought it 10/12 with this black croc, added an ABP.

Emailed 1/13 and he put a call into the "President of JLC." Was invited to Boston dinner with said President, but couldn't make it.

Currently believe his line when I bought watch 10/12 was that Fagliano mis-made some straps, so they had to produce extra and hence, the wait.

I would love to know if anyone's seen JLC forumites complain about this--or if it's a one-off, related to my Shreve salesman's unique capabilities.
Thanks!
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Came so close to pulling the trigger last night (with the speedy pro looking on in the background)

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

but like Dino said, I gotta worry about taxes...frown.gif

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

but like Dino said, I gotta worry about taxes...frown.gif

Take all the time you need, you don't need to rush this decision!!

Is the USA TTR1931 really a "LE"? IIRC there was a number - 100 pieces - quoted and I find it a little difficult to imagine they still have stock lying around 2 years on.
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

I would love to know if anyone's seen JLC forumites complain about this--or if it's a one-off, related to my Shreve salesman's unique capabilities.
Thanks!

Hmmm, not noticed anything on the usual fora I've been browsing.
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I remember hearing that too, so I was shocked to see it at my local AD

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You guys'll remember me asking which watch I should buy. Well now, I made a decision biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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Hey guys, first post in this thread..

 

My late grandfather left me a watch, and I have very little information on it. As far as I can tell the manufacturer is Junghans, but I have not been able to dig up much information on them on the internet.. On the box of the watch it says Starline.

 

Can you guys help me out with some information on this piece? fing02[1].gif

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i recommend a self induced coma to pass the time.

It is coming NEXT WEEK. I think I will pass on the coma for the time being.
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Yes this was exactly what I was looking for. Please be as merciless in your critique as possible. I expect the watches I design and the watches I buy to stand up to anything thrown at them.

I agree the finishing could be improved. The chamfering is done by hand according to the atelier but I think they could do better judging by what I've seen from their grande comps.

The symmetry and original layout of the chatons is very attractive in my opinion. It was conceived in 2011 by two grandmasters each with 50 plus years of watchmaking experience.

The geneva stripes were as good as any big 3 watch when I saw them in the flesh.

Price range of this is around 15k USD, so a fair bit less than the top independents.

They have another version with an enamel moonphase, that one is pretty interesting.

Well, 15k USD definitely makes it a fair proposition. Need better pictures to really compare though! Finishing looks more along the JLC line than the Dufour, Patek line. No anglage, which I am a heck of a sucker for.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

I'd like to see better photos of the movement, and better photos of that lapis lazuli dial.

The first enamel dial is nice, but not quite at the level of what Le Sentier can achieve. I'd say stick with cloisonne.

Is there any particular reason for a double escapement or screwed gold chatons? Am genuinely curious.

The double escapement is definitely an interesting choice. I don't know how it effects frequency? The resonance aspect would be cool, but the balance wheels are too far apart for it to have to do with resonance (ahhh just noticed you mentioned that in a later post). And I find La Grande Maison's enamelling to be finer, in addition to Patek. This enamelling looks a tad dull. Once again, could be pictures smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Oh man, good luck on the wait and hope it comes soon. I don't think I would have had the patience to wait that long.  I am totally the kid who would have eaten that one marshmallow versus waiting for two.

Only a week. And I have QUICKLY figured out just how impatient I am. It is embarrassing. I definitely am glad I have not gone the Dornblueth route yet. And I never think I even heard the option of two marshmellows...
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Congrats. Though I am disappointed that you won't be watch shopping in Philly; on second thought, you should still shop for a Reverso devil.gif

I definitely think I will stop in to check out the Reverso's! I doubt I will be travelling with my watch though...
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats!  Looking forward to photos when it arrives. 

Of course, SF will be privy to the first wrist shots smile.gif.

Some excellent watches lately guys. Keep up the great work!
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Originally Posted by dshap View Post

Wow, this thread is growing fast! I made two additions in the past few weeks...


by davidshap7, on Flickr

That Tudor is stunning! 1969-1971 or so Blue-dial Tudor 7016?
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Only a week. And I have QUICKLY figured out just how impatient I am. It is embarrassing. I definitely am glad I have not gone the Dornblueth route yet. And I never think I even heard the option of two marshmellows...

Oh, Dornblueth!

I very nearly ordered a Quintus, but Dirk informed me that the enamel dial option was no longer being offered*... I sadly had to pass as the enamel dial was what I had my heart set on... never settle, right?

*: the old enameler retired, and the new ones that auditioned were not up to scratch, so enameling is no longer offered. frown.gif
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