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post #20536 of 31073
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


OT, but aren't the Breguet boxes the best?

And speaking of Reverso Art Decos, the other version of that model (RG case, WG dial) is on my hitlist, and has been so for a while - but I can't seem to find one to gawk at in person first, which is a must IMO before committing.

Yes, the Breguet box is beautiful. Love the burl.

There's an Art Deco on Ebay right now.

Best price I've seen. (buy it now.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261206864609?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
post #20537 of 31073
Must... resist... Must... See... In... Person... First...

Cool serial number on your eBay Art Deco though. smile.gif

I think I'll just keep saving for the platinum Reverso Moonphase. Now that is a bazinga watch... which I've seen/held in person. Very rare in the secondary market, for obvious reasons.

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Silver powder numerals on a ruthenium dial... what else can I say right? Bazinga!!
post #20538 of 31073
Regarding customer service:

I used to work for a small familiy-owned AD while at university. Excellent part time job! And probably what turned on the WIS switch.

The very first thing I learned from the owner was to give every (potential) customer the same (good) treatment. The Norwegian saying is "dont judge a dog by its hair", and there would be several shaggy dogs by regularly. None of them dressed well, and the personal hygiene could be lacking. But they were enthusiastic watch afficionados, and bought several watches a year.

Talking to them was mostly a education for me, they knew it all, and just wanted to see the latest models with their fingers. But I did learn that every guy walking though the door was a potential sale, if I did my thing and gave him the very best experience I could.

Today I expect the same for myself. I am not a high roller, and don't play one on television. But anything less than knowledgable, courteous and attentive service will result in me taking my business elsewhere. And probably an angry note to the management (I have done that several times, and always received an apology and a thank you.)

An AD here in Oslo known for his very good service is Urmaker Tidemann! Visit him if you get the chance. He has an excellent selection of JLC, Glashutte, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet ++ I bought my rose gold JLC Master Chrono from him, and the experience was top notch. The regular strap was a bit too long for me, and he swapped it for a shorter one that they had express shipped from Switzerland. I had to wait a short while for the strap, and when I finally collected my watch with the new strap, they also had included a bottle of the shop cognac. If I were to buy a number of complicated Langes or Pateks, I would expect an effin parade every time I visited... biggrin.gif

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post #20539 of 31073


Got my Oris worldtimer back today. Gray market purchase, 1850 hkd for a full overhaul and new 1 yr warranty from the Oris boutique. I continue to be a big fan of Oris for entry level watches!
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Random thought for the day - I can't believe I don't own a Reverso.

post #20541 of 31073
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Must... resist... Must... See... In... Person... First... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Cool serial number on your eBay Art Deco though. smile.gif

I think I'll just keep saving for the platinum Reverso Moonphase. Now that is a bazinga watch... which I've seen/held in person. Very rare in the secondary market, for obvious reasons.

jlc_image.653446.jpg

jlc_image.653456.jpg

Silver powder numerals on a ruthenium dial... what else can I say right? Bazinga!!
Agreed; first prize.

That particular Reverso is one of my favourites, too. GDL owns that watch in rose gold and has posted it a few times, and it's absolutely gorgeous in either metal. I like the proportions of the GT case better than the XGT 8-day version of the Sun Moon, as well.

That one's well worth holding out for, and I'm looking forward to seeing it on your wrist someday.
post #20542 of 31073
I fellow forumite on another forum just dubbed the new platinum Daytona: the Fazermint





So you have the Hulk (LV Sub), the Smurf (white gold Sub) and now the Fazermint nod[1].gif
post #20543 of 31073
Something involving mint and chocolate seems appropriate enough. "Dessert at Tiffany's" could work, too.

What to call the new GMT is far from decided, but I'd rather have no nickname than something lame like "Bruiser" or (shudder) "Powerade". But if people insist on giving cutesy pet names to watches, I'm hoping that my humble contribution catches on...



Those shiny PCLs just seem too apt in this case.
post #20544 of 31073
I don't mind "batman." It fits in nicely with the hulk theme. Then again, I am pretty sure these nicknames are used only by WIS in forum land. If you approached a guy who was wearing a Submariner LV and said nice "hulk," I am pretty sure he would think you were insane.
post #20545 of 31073

batman is congruent with the hulk, but I have a feeling the bruiser will stick because thats what everyone thinks of when they hear black and blue

 

but how does frills feel?

post #20546 of 31073
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

A few more:


I think I mentioned before that I am a fan of this watch. Like you, I went through a period of hunting for it incessantly. Unlike you, I gave up, which is why I don't have one. I do have a regular Thommen altimeter though.
I also have the Revue Thommen Airspeed pilots watch. It doesn't get the love of IWC, and isn't internally finished to IWC standards, but the dial, crystal, hands, etc. make for a super legible and functional watch.


Read this review. really. http://pippick.com/reviews/airspeedreview.htm
post #20547 of 31073
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Must... resist... Must... See... In... Person... First...

Cool serial number on your eBay Art Deco though. smile.gif

I think I'll just keep saving for the platinum Reverso Moonphase. Now that is a bazinga watch... which I've seen/held in person. Very rare in the secondary market, for obvious reasons.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
jlc_image.653446.jpg

jlc_image.653456.jpg

Silver powder numerals on a ruthenium dial... what else can I say right? Bazinga!!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I drooled over this particular piece for years and almost pulled the trigger on it six months ago. The dial and movement engraving are gorgeous, but for some reason I can't pull off the GT case as it sits awkwardly due to my wrist bone.

FWIW, the one I found is actually NIB... in Oz. PM if interested and I'll pull up the contact details.
post #20548 of 31073
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Random thought for the day - I can't believe I don't own a Reverso.

fix that now.

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kai - great pics, awesome collection.

NS - agree 100%. i learned that same lesson in one of my first jobs as well. i was also talking to an art dealer recently who told me that she had just had a woman walk in that she literally thought was a homeless vagabond. but she treater like she would anyone else. the lady bought a painting for 900k on the spot.
post #20549 of 31073
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I think I mentioned before that I am a fan of this watch. Like you, I went through a period of hunting for it incessantly. Unlike you, I gave up, which is why I don't have one. I do have a regular Thommen altimeter though.
I also have the Revue Thommen Airspeed pilots watch. It doesn't get the love of IWC, and isn't internally finished to IWC standards, but the dial, crystal, hands, etc. make for a super legible and functional watch.


Read this review. really. http://pippick.com/reviews/airspeedreview.htm

Nice review of the airspeed.

This altimeter went on Ebay for $686. Really good price for this watch.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140953271524?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
post #20550 of 31073
Kai: Can you calibrate the altimeter to know that it is accurate? As cool as the watch is, I wonder whether it is really reliable. Especially after a watchmaker opens it up to tinker with th ewatch movement (like in that ebay watch). On the other hand, the last time I actually had to rely on an altimeter was more than 10 years ago, so who cares.
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