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post #20431 of 34759
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

I am thinking about buying an IWC Portugeuese Chronograph, and post GST refund, it comes to $6500... what do you guys think? Good price? Should I save money in light of the coming economic downturn?! I feel bad spending money, but i love nice things.

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I love mine, and I probably get more compliments on it than any other watch. I got mine used for a little over $4K, complete with box and papers. Check around online and you can find it a lot cheaper than new.
post #20432 of 34759
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Yes - GO has them on the same plane - a very innovative accomplishment.  They don't need the split window because they have 'nothing to hide'.
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secksay date window amirite?!

ah yes, i though that was the case, but was not sure, so i didnt want to say so. i remember reading about that too in watch time mag. iirc, they had an "exploded view" of the date wheels shoeing how they did that. required a lot of really neat innovation to get that done. totally forgot. now i feel like an idiot.

but yeah, they do the big date the best imo in that it is even.
post #20433 of 34759
Crappy phone pic, sorry. Look familiar Newcomer?


post #20434 of 34759
^^gorgeous. near perfect dress watch.
post #20435 of 34759
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

^^gorgeous. near perfect dress watch.

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post #20436 of 34759
Many thanks for the kind words.
post #20437 of 34759
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The harmony between the markers, hands, and bezel are just off. The markers and bezel look to small, and the hands look too large (in comparison).

^^Wow, so lots of strong negatives on that BlancPain... but this probably sums it up best for me^^

Master control looks great Mark Anthony....I believe the stitching indicates OEM strap...compliments complements it nicely.
post #20438 of 34759
Re: the DEEP blue Glashutte....color is remarkable.

I also find the shape of the crystal on that one to be attractive.
post #20439 of 34759
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Originally Posted by Mark Anthony View Post

Crappy phone pic, sorry. Look familiar Newcomer?



Whoever sold that to you must be a fool!

How is it running? My MUT Moon is not NEARLY as accurate.

Your picture put a smile on my face.
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The re-released Bathyscaphe is terrible. Whether you appreciate vintage or not, I can't see how anyone would disagree (other than the benefits of a great modern movement).

It's a little hard to fathom (pun intended shog[1].gif) how Blancpain, having full permission and opportunity to grab design cues (or even exact design) from a previous model, was able to make a new watch that is worse in every way.

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Really, I need not say more than provide an image of the original.

post #20441 of 34759
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

where is dat?!

That is a guy named Johnny whose shop is coincidentally right across the hall from Peter Lee in TST. The "shop" is really just his collection in which he sits all day chilling, smoking cigs and drinking tea. He sells something if he feels like it. I used to hang out there when I was getting stuff made at Peter's and just talk watches, learn from him and watch as he tinkered and played with his toys!

more pix of his shop.... it's SO cool...







I don't know anything about this watch but I really dig it...

AppleMark
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A belated congrats on the MUT, I haven't been on SF much lately.

The accuracy is insane. First Monday after receiving it I wore it for five straight work days, not wearing it from early evening until morning again. And at the end of the five days I could barely see a one second variance.
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It really is insane in that regards. JLCs are usually accurate, but even over the course of a month, it would barely be off by a second or so. I am glad you are enjoying it, I was actually about to send you a PM to make sure that everything was alright. Not I want one again!
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

That is a guy named Johnny whose shop is coincidentally right across the hall from Peter Lee in TST. The "shop" is really just his collection in which he sits all day chilling, smoking cigs and drinking tea. He sells something if he feels like it. I used to hang out there when I was getting stuff made at Peter's and just talk watches, learn from him and watch as he tinkered and played with his toys!

more pix of his shop.... it's SO cool...
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I don't know anything about this watch but I really dig it...

AppleMark

coolest. thing. ever.

also, yeah, thanks g-d my JLC runs like a dream. also, i think i found a hookup for a new leather band. yay!
post #20445 of 34759

So I was told by my fiance to give her some watch ideas for a wedding gift for me.  Budget is $10K.  I really like the dive watch style and the fact they they are rugged so some scratches will only add character.  A nicer dress watch is in the cards but I feel I would not wear it daily.  

 

So far my ideas are:

Omega Planet Ocean - Black dial, gray bezel, 42mm

Rolex Submariner - undecided on color

What other dive watches are on this caliber?  I feel like I have went through a ton and none pique my interest.

 

Now I told her I like the 2nd hand market idea which would put a Rolex Deepsea or a IWC Portuguese Auto (though not a dive watch).  I love the look of 70s sub with the patina and yellowish lume but she thinks they are too old plus she wants to see it in person.

 

Any ideas or pointers would be great!

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