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There have been a lot of speedys on here the last couple of pages! Here are my two...

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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

There are still a few Dornies that I would love to own. I stand by my statement that they are one of the best deals out there, in regards to quality, exclusivity, design, and hand work for the price.
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There have been a lot of speedys on here the last couple of pages! Here are my two...

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Although I prefer the Black, that Blue dial looks pretty nice.

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Although I prefer the Black, that Blue dial looks pretty nice.

 

Yes, that blue dial is a very slick variant!

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As of tomorrow, I am officially one month into my wait for the MUT Moon. Hopefully it won't take much longer. All paid up, and just waiting on delivery!

I never realized the depth of my impatience! crazy.gif

*Edited for clarity, sorry Warren! My initial post barely made sense smile.gif.

Were you unable to find a dealer who had it in stock? I though they were really rare as well but I found that there were a good number of ADs. I guess you might be suffering the wait to maintain a relationship with a good dealer...
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Congrats! I like the blue Tudor Sub. Very cool vintage watch enjoy it.
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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.
Thanks!

 

Its been years since my father bought a product from a Richemont owned company. However, when he buys watches he always needs a shorter strap. With Richemont it always seemed to take several weeks to several months to get a short strap for the watch. By contrast, when my Father purchased Patek's that needed shorter straps, the straps were overnighted to the AD. That was several years ago...maybe Richemont owned companies really don't care about the straps very much. I did stop into Shreves since I ws near by today. Overall nice selection of watches, but their preowned pieces have ridiculous prices. I looked at a "Red Sub"...case and bracelet polished several times, bracelet in lousy condition with a lot of stretch, glowing "pearl" missing from bezel...no box, no papers and they are asking $12,000. There is one across town in much better condition with an asking price that was several thousand less. Not buying one, but wanted to see it anyway. Oh and one of the salesmen was wearing a 1931 Reverso...very handsome watch.
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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

 

Stunning watch! I've stayed out of any stores that I thought had one for fear I wouldn't be able to leave the store without taking it off. What a great watch...you have a lot of will power Cylon.
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VERY nice indeed.
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Came so close to pulling the trigger last night (with the speedy pro looking on in the background) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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but like Dino said, I gotta worry about taxes...frown.gif

son, i am disappoint, that is a beauty. wink.gif
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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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no spoiler because the OP did not show the watch, thought if anyone did not click the link they might like to see it.

cool watch. enjoy!
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Although I prefer the Black, that Blue dial looks pretty nice.

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

 

 

 

hmm, how 'bout now?

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Were you unable to find a dealer who had it in stock? I though they were really rare as well but I found that there were a good number of ADs. I guess you might be suffering the wait to maintain a relationship with a good dealer...

Well, they had one in stock, but due to finances and my own reticence I held off on the purchase (wanted to sell my MC first). By the time I got my stuff together, it had been sold. Since I had been working with a certain employee, I figured that it would be rude to jump ship when it was purely my own fault that I did not have it. I know there are other dealers with it in stock, but supposedly they do move fairly fast.
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As a watch ignoramus, I need to ask a question.  I suspect it might be "sensitive" to some, so all the more reason:

 

How big is too big?  I mean, the obvious answer is "whatever you like" and "depends how it looks on the wrist", etc.  But I sense there is a stronger orthodoxy than that among the real wit-stolen watch lovers.  The ones who spend more than they can afford and, well, "collect", in their own words.  Well, you guys no who you are.  The Watch Appreciation Thread Royalty!

 

It seems to me that way back in the day, a man's watch was about 33-36mm.  Now 36 is considered small, 33 is for girls, and something like 38-40 becoming the "moderate".  Meanwhile 40-42 is just a bit obvious, but not excessive, and mainstream makers are offering 45+ in established models.  And of course, the girls no longer wear girl watches all the time - small and medium "man" watches are now their thing.

 

The impression I get is that for those who have serious collections, or a decade or two of active collecting and learning, the big monsters are considered inherently bad form.  Would that be fair to say?  As well as all you Patek-flashing high rollers out there, I'd be interested to hear from Mr Stitch, who as both a dealer and Panerai lover, might have a different slant.

 

So come on, spit it out: are big watches silly, and where do you personally draw the line?

 

 

(One of the reasons I ask is that I tried the above watch on yesterday, while taking my old (35mm!) Omega for repair: this felt like a real blunt instrument.  It also appealed to my inbuilt affinity with excess, and didnt' look entirely stupid against my vast cow-eating body.  But...is it just wrong?)

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There are plenty of watches and quite a few brands now which offer bigger watches. AP, Panerai, Zenith, IWC, and on and on and on. Rolex has been offering one of their current behemoths the Deep Sea at 44mms for awhile now, and more of their lineup has been stretched out to 42mm.

 

The NFL draft sports atheletes where the watch appaears to wear the athlete.

 

However It really does depend on the individual and their taste. Me personally I have had some fairly large size watches. A couple of Panerai 44mm, a IWC Pilot Gold 42mm, and a Breitling Navitimer. After a bit of expirmantation I discovered I like lighter smaller watches. I like to wear a lighter smaller watch even though I am 6'3". I have the AP15300 at 39mm,but most are 40mm. I like wearing my Red sub on a nato as light as that feels. Then again my PP5711 is not your average 40mm watch. Although the dial size is is 41.5mm at the ears, the case and bracelet are pretty thin just like my PP5167. Extremely light and elegant.

 

So on the average I like a watch which isn't that big, but something not to hard to tell the time or impossible to stare at when I wish too.

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Mimo watch size is a very dangerous topic, with those that feel strongly about really large watches and those that feel strongly about moderate sized watches. For me personally, I find the sweet spot for watch size to be 38 to 40mm. Occasionally, something that is 40-42 works and looks great. In addition, if you go to something that is square or rectangular in shape, often times you can go smaller because square and rectangular watches wear larger on the wrist than round ones do. In the world of what I consider oversized watches, say 43+...the only design I really find appealing is the Panerai. I can accept that at 44 for the average Panerai, its size is dictated by design for diving and I believe its original use of pocket watch movements. However, 44 is where I draw the line for PAMs, I find 45+ is just kind of ridiculous. Sadly, although I like the PAM case shape, I've never found the 44mm versions to be very comfortable for me. I frequently feel that the bulk of watches that are 42+ are larger than they need to be, simply for the sake of style. Further sometimes they are without much substance in terms of quality or movement size to justify such a case size. This often results in small movements in big cases and dates and subdials moving too far to the center of the dial. In addition, if someone is going to wear a really large watch, personally I think it should be something really special, since wearing a big watch is basicaly asking people to notice your watch because how can someone miss seeing something thats 42mm or larger and in a shiny metal case. Lots of guys wear really big watches, and they think it looks great on them. However, I find only a small percentage of guys really have the build to carry off wearing a huge watch and have it look good on them. If someone feels great wearing an extra large watch well thats their choice, they aren't hurting me, although hopefully they have enough sense to know what they can wear and what they can't. As I believe Belligero said a few days ago often times it looks like the watch is wearing that man. Only you know what works and looks good on you. If you are honest with yourself you will know what you like and what you can wear without looking silly.
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As a watch ignoramus, I need to ask a question.  I suspect it might be "sensitive" to some, so all the more reason:

How big is too big?  I mean, the obvious answer is "whatever you like" and "depends how it looks on the wrist", etc.  But I sense there is a stronger orthodoxy than that among the real wit-stolen watch lovers.  The ones who spend more than they can afford and, well, "collect", in their own words.  Well, you guys no who you are.  The Watch Appreciation Thread Royalty!

It seems to me that way back in the day, a man's watch was about 33-36mm.  Now 36 is considered small, 33 is for girls, and something like 38-40 becoming the "moderate".  Meanwhile 40-42 is just a bit obvious, but not excessive, and mainstream makers are offering 45+ in established models.  And of course, the girls no longer wear girl watches all the time - small and medium "man" watches are now their thing.

The impression I get is that for those who have serious collections, or a decade or two of active collecting and learning, the big monsters are considered inherently bad form.  Would that be fair to say?  As well as all you Patek-flashing high rollers out there, I'd be interested to hear from Mr Stitch, who as both a dealer and Panerai lover, might have a different slant.

So come on, spit it out: are big watches silly, and where do you personally draw the line?




(One of the reasons I ask is that I tried the above watch on yesterday, while taking my old (35mm!) Omega for repair: this felt like a real blunt instrument.  It also appealed to my inbuilt affinity with excess, and didnt' look entirely stupid against my vast cow-eating body.  But...is it just wrong?)
I am on some extremes in my collection. My favorite watch is my 36mm very thin HW Breguet Classique. However, I own more bulky Panerai models than any other make. It all depends on my mood and the rest of my outfit. I don't view big or small as 'right' for me overall.
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