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Incidentally, Dino, to me it's always important that she looks just as good from the back. I'll take this one over Cindy...:)

 

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Incidentally, Dino, to me it's always important that she looks just as good from the back. I'll take this one over Cindy...smile.gif



That's some killer work of art right there. Even better in person where you can get some sense of the three dimensional depth.
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It wasn't me previously, but that mole always annoyed the hell of of me.  She's hot and all, but as she gets older I can imagine some big black hairs popping out of it...yuck!

 

I do understand this sentiment. We've written before about not wanting to compromise for anything, given the stratospheric price points of some timepieces.  I do think part of the nature of whether you think something represents a "compromise" or not is certainly personal and subjective (which you always allowed for).  

 

For example, the 3970 has been criticized for not quite having an ideal "size to height" ratio.  That it looks "too fat" because its case size is 36mm but it is relatively "tall" at 12.9mm (chronograph movements usually add a bit of thickness).  It has even been called a "hamburger watch."  Yuck, who would want to own something like that?

 

Here is a picture of the "hamburger watch" - at an angle to hopefully show its relative thickness versus its "small" case size.

 

 

 

For me, however, I think it's absolutely perfect.  It's one man's "fat" versus this man's "perfection."  I will happily stay "married" to this piece until it's time to give it to my daughters.  

 

To continue the supermodel analogy, this young lady was "roundly" (sorry for the pun) criticized when these pictures came out:

 

 

 

"OMG - she's fat," others crowed.  "No way she should be modeling on a catwalk!" - others said.

 

Sports Illustrated and thousands of other men - including myself - disagreed.  Twice on the cover of SI Swimsuit Edition!

 

 

 

Again, if her "look" ain't your cup of tea, that's all good.  From my perspective, she looks mighty fine.  

 

To use a watch analogy, I'm quite impressed by the lovely balance of the subdials and lugs, and the finishing looks first rate.

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Classic, wishing you luck with your decision Roger.

 

Thank you Dino - at 38mm it is quite oversized for a vintage piece - and fairly unique.  I will be meeting with the owner on Tuesday to look it over, and also a contemporary Omega piece that he is tempting me with as well.

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Good luck, Roger - a truly beautiful piece. Keep us updated
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Thanks to everyone for the suggestions by post and PM.... I have some more options to consider. When I finally get something I'll be sure to post it. In the meantime I'm drooling over the ALS above... Kate Upton, not so much.


btw... Harvey... post another pic. That one is terrible.
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Kid, Kate Upton heard what you said, and she decided to do this little dance to cheer you up.

Oh, and let me find some better pics of that Lange perpetual for you Mimo.
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Thanks Newcomer. I have seen that before, but today it does seem to be having a more therapeutic effect! mwink[1].gif
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Thanks Newcomer. I have seen that before, but today it does seem to be having a more therapeutic effect! mwink[1].gif

I have found Kate's videos and pictures to have a profound healing effect on me.
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That's some killer work of art right there. Even better in person where you can get some sense of the three dimensional depth.

i believe really, there is never any comparison between seeing the pics, and the real deal. nothing comes close to holding the real mccoy in your hand.

frills - the 3970 is lovely. get one for me please.
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30th birthday gift from my wife, very simple I live it.
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The Tukker... I REALLY like that Zenith you posted, but those are pretty pricey new... did you find one 2nd hand somewhere you'd be willing to share? ... that's a beauty!

Thanks KN - I don't know much about it yet, but have seen them go for, what seem, reasonable sum in the vintage market.
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Sorry, I don't care for it, and I am someone that really loves asymmetric dials and watch cases.  This looks like a jumbled mess to me.  There is simply too much happening, we have a mix of arrow heads & Arabic markers, 3 styles of guilloche, a big honking plaque for Elite Automatic (sorry doesn't need it, one for the brand is all I can stand), the hands look "Too heavy" for this dial or for something that is supposed to I guess be dressy.  In addition, everything is so close to the center of the watch that it looks like it was probably a movement from a smaller watch that they dumped into a bigger case.  I'd search for something else, as they do make some really nice watches.
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Many thanks Dino - sadly, can't argue much with any of the solid points you are making here. Very helpful. I am assuming this version would be (slightly) more appealing to you:

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Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture. Fabulous watch, in house movement, great price, limited to 1888 pieces.
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Cool watch, I like the direction that FC is going in with some of its watches.
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