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post #19591 of 34964

So my dealer tried to tempt me with this one yesterday:

 

 

 

I know, the leap year indicator cutting off the "15" and "17" doesn't sit right with Dino944's aesthetic sense.  But man, this was lovely on the wrist.  36mm (perfect size for me), height of around 13mm renders it just as chunky as the 3970 (great "presence") and the hinged case back revealing the movement was a nice touch. 

 

Amazingly, I resisted.  For now......... baldy[1].gif

post #19592 of 34964
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

So my dealer tried to tempt me with this one yesterday:





I know, the leap year indicator cutting off the "15" and "17" doesn't sit right with Dino944's aesthetic sense.  But man, this was lovely on the wrist.  36mm (perfect size for me), height of around 13mm renders it just as chunky as the 3970 (great "presence") and the hinged case back revealing the movement was a nice touch. 

Amazingly, I resisted.  For now......... baldy[1].gif

you know, i dont think this PP holds a candle to the others ive seen.
post #19593 of 34964
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So my dealer tried to tempt me with this one yesterday:





I know, the leap year indicator cutting off the "15" and "17" doesn't sit right with Dino944's aesthetic sense.  But man, this was lovely on the wrist.  36mm (perfect size for me), height of around 13mm renders it just as chunky as the 3970 (great "presence") and the hinged case back revealing the movement was a nice touch. 
Amazingly, I resisted.  For now......... baldy[1].gif
Not so amazing, as you already have a few of their perpetual calendar models — and better ones, in my opinion. The mix of Roman, Arabic, serif and sans-serif is a bit much for me. Retrograde date is cool, though.

A 5110P, now that would be tougher to resist (and less redundant, besides) if you're putting yourself in temptation's way by stopping by the dealer.
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I like it.  It is strange...whimsical in a conscious, knowing way, and a little indulgent somehow. 

 

But when you start referring to any kind of broker or commercial outlet as "my dealer", it may be time for some kind of intervention. Not that you'll get that here.  Just a clamour of excitement at the prospect of more vicarious Frilly-living.  We are no good for you, Frilly.

 

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post #19595 of 34964
So I'm thinking of buying the JLC Master Hometime as my first real watch after doing a bit of research. I tried one on in person and loved it. Anything else comparable in that price range I should consider before pulling the trigger?
post #19596 of 34964
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There's a world outside NYC?  Oh wait... whoops!  Heh heh.

 

I actually source any new Pateks I will end up getting from an AD in North Carolina for the biggest discounts I can get - unless I want to purchase a piece to maintain / continue my existing AD relationships in NYC.  

 

Hey, my paragraphs separate again just fine!

 

PM sent ....

post #19597 of 34964
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where is GDL?

busy with real life work, i believe.
post #19598 of 34964
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

So my dealer tried to tempt me with this one yesterday:

 

 

 

Amazingly, I resisted.  For now......... baldy[1].gif

Someone kidnapped Frills!  You must be an imposter. The real Frills would have given in to the "Dark side" and closed the deal.  wink.gif

 

I think its an interesting watch with its retrograde function, but its not without compromises.   My favorite part of the 5059 is the officers case. 

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My favorite part of the 5059 is the officers case. 

+1. i tried it on once, the officers case is very neat.
post #19600 of 34964
Hi guys,
I'm 20 years old, looking for a nice watch to wear across all occasions. I'd really like some opinions on the Raymond Weil maestro watch pictured (model 2838-PC5-00209) as an option. I saw it window shopping and now believe in love at first sight 😍
post #19601 of 34964
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Hi guys,
I'm 20 years old, looking for a nice watch to wear across all occasions. I'd really like some opinions on the Raymond Weil maestro watch pictured (model 2838-PC5-00209) as an option. I saw it window shopping and now believe in love at first sight 😍

thats a damn nice watch. i had a RW years ago...REALLY liked it. id say go for it.
post #19602 of 34964
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Originally Posted by teighlorspink View Post

Hi guys,
I'm 20 years old, looking for a nice watch to wear across all occasions. I'd really like some opinions on the Raymond Weil maestro watch pictured (model 2838-PC5-00209) as an option. I saw it window shopping and now believe in love at first sight 😍

If you like Raymond Weil, check out Frederique Constant. There was a topic on WUS a while back (here, although the pictures seemed to have expired) That shows RW has directly copied FC designs in an astonishing amount. It sparked a lively debate over the legal or ethical choices some watches make when taking a large portion of inspiration from another single watch.

 

If it were my dollar, I'd want one that was the original and not the copy. (take "original" with a grain of salt. FC uses Breguet hands and takes a lot of inspiration from other classic pieces but there's a difference in being inspired by classics and slapping your name on someone else's design) FC also started the Open Heart trend in 1994, which has become wildly popular.

 

Either way, RW has solid build quality although I believe the majority of their offerings have been quartz in the past. Not sure about that model.

post #19603 of 34964
^^i dont know...FC has pretty much completely ripped off quite a few watches ...they have knock offs of the PP calatrava, VC Patrimony, Breguet, etc. Id hardly call their watches "original"
post #19604 of 34964
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^^i dont know...FC has pretty much completely ripped off quite a few watches ...they have knock offs of the PP calatrava, VC Patrimony, Breguet, etc. Id hardly call their watches "original"

Any pics? I'd be interested in seeing them.
post #19605 of 34964
Thread Starter 
I'm around... just a bit more passive. As IS said, pretty busy with work

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