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Kind of scared to post in the plethora of Pams, and Rolex`s here but here goes nothing. This is my my 1971 Omega Deville, .711 caliber. Its my best friend, my beast, and my classy woman in one. Wear it everyday even though its supposed to be a dressy watch. Love these vintage thin-o-matics. I find it absolutely stunning and simple, and I think thats all that matters :D Thanks.

 

post #19397 of 35692
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

New IWC chronograph. A little expensive, but seems to be very nice. IWC in house chronograph movement as well..

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Well, looks like they fixed everything I might have objected to on the porto chrono in one fell swoop. As long as they didn't up the price by 50% or make it 18mm thick or anything equally dumb I don't see how I'm going to avoid getting one eventually.

post #19398 of 35692
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Originally Posted by Concub1ne View Post

Well, looks like they fixed everything I might have objected to on the porto chrono in one fell swoop. As long as they didn't up the price by 50% or make it 18mm thick or anything equally dumb I don't see how I'm going to avoid getting one eventually.

They upped the price by a little over 50%. I think it will be retailing for just shy of $13,000. Only 14.5mm though, and 42mm in width.
post #19399 of 35692
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Originally Posted by Concub1ne View Post

Well, looks like they fixed everything I might have objected to on the porto chrono in one fell swoop. As long as they didn't up the price by 50% or make it 18mm thick or anything equally dumb I don't see how I'm going to avoid getting one eventually.

Hate to break it to you, but it is much more than 50% more expensive. Closer to 100% more. The retail price for the steel version is $14,400. That is actually a fair price for an in-house, column-wheel chronograph with a flyback function.
post #19400 of 35692
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


Hate to break it to you, but it is much more than 50% more expensive. Closer to 100% more. The retail price for the steel version is $14,400. That is actually a fair price for an in-house, column-wheel chronograph with a flyback function.

I thought they'd just brought it in house. The columnwheel and flyback complication lend some legitimacy to the pricehike.

post #19401 of 35692
Damn it, this is not good for my savings account.. not good at all..
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Hate to break it to you, but it is much more than 50% more expensive. Closer to 100% more. The retail price for the steel version is $14,400. That is actually a fair price for an in-house, column-wheel chronograph with a flyback function.
post #19402 of 35692
No, the Caliber 89361 was designed and made in-house from the ground-up. IWC has been using it in their nicer chronographs. Completely different animal. I believe the 3714 with the Valjoux 7750 will continue on as an entry-level watch.
post #19403 of 35692
The in-house 89361:



The Valjoux-based movement in the Port. Chrono:

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That Yacht Club chrono I endorse without reservation.

post #19405 of 35692
Hodinkee just posted about it:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-the-iwc-portuguese-chronograph-classic-a-modern-classic-goes-in-house

Let me be the first to say, they are going to sell the hell out of that watch.
post #19406 of 35692
Yeah, it is going to do well. Particularly since they didn't cut off any numerals. A triumph in and of itself.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Yeah, it is going to do well. Particularly since they didn't cut off any numerals. A triumph in and of itself.

No kidding. I guess that is one big advantage of having an in-house movement. Valjoux 7750 was too small I guess, so they had to put the subdials closer to the center of the watch.
post #19408 of 35692
And no more mushroom bezel!
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Originally Posted by fides View Post

Kind of scared to post in the plethora of Pams, and Rolex`s here but here goes nothing. This is my my 1971 Omega Deville, .711 caliber. Its my best friend, my beast, and my classy woman in one. Wear it everyday even though its supposed to be a dressy watch. Love these vintage thin-o-matics. I find it absolutely stunning and simple, and I think thats all that matters :D Thanks.

 

 

I hear you.  My watch is the ugly country cousin of yours, and I think a couple of years older!  Also currently broken (by my dropping it on the floor only months after having it restored), and on its way to Switzerland for a consultation with the doctor...

 

 

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post #19410 of 35692
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

New IWC chronograph. A little expensive, but seems to be very nice. IWC in house chronograph movement as well..

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Overall, a handsome watch, although I'd have preferred no date. 

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