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Anyway, don't buy watches on based on their paper specifications is what I'm saying.

Because then we would all wear quartz watches...
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this is cool...



anyone know what model it is?

I love the American 1921!  Its part of their Historique collection.  At the moment, IMHO its their nicest time only watch.  Its the perfect size.  It has great presence on the wrist, without being ridiculously large. Its probably one of the best modern versions of a vintage design that I've seen.   Its also a watch that has to be tried on to truly be appreciated.

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Same here — for me, it's one of their most appealing and distinctive watches.

Another Vacheron Constantin favourite is the Mercator, which was made with a variety of dials with detailed handmade maps in enamel.


(auction photo from watchreporting.com)


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I'm not sure whether it would suit my style, but it's a unique watch that I'd love to see in person.

A friend of mine purchased a pre-owned Mercator in Platinum.  It was in interesting watch, but I can't say that in person I really liked it.  The use of the calipers for telling time was cool, but in person something about the watch just left me cold.  It may have had the same effect on my friend as he sold it after 2 or 3 years.

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The VC American is super cool! I stopped by my AD wednesday, tried on some dressier watches. The 40mm VC Patrimony was just too large and flat for me, but (as expected) the JLC MUT Moon 39 was right on the money! Sigh, I now have a new desire ... Considering the prices of VC in white gold vs JLC i steel, the outcome of the visit could have been worse though biggrin.gif

I find the 40 mm. VC Patrimony, too large and flat and just resembles a pancake on a strap.  If you are looking for something interesting and dress from VC, and it doesn't have to be a round case...check out a 1921 American.  Wishing you luck on whatever you decide.

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Yes - it's the 2009 reissuance of VC's Historique American 1921, also known as the "driver's watch."

 

I saw this piece being sold at Wempe a few months ago in the mid-$30s (retail).  It doesn't look like it lasted very long, it was gone within a couple of weeks.

Yes, they seem to have a good following and don't sit in stores for very long.  I love how the watch looks and feels, but it does start to become a lot of money for a time only watch.  

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Belligero - fantastic picture.
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the VC id really like to own is one of their retrograde models. i love the symmetry and look of those models.
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the VC id really like to own is one of their retrograde models. i love the symmetry and look of those models.

If its the retrograde Patrimony, its a watch that just doesn't work for me.  I don't care for the days spelled out and arching across the bottom of the dial.  I prefer their Quai De L'ile retrograde annual calendar dial layout, although, I'm not in love with its case shape.   So chances are if going for a retrograde watch, I'd opt for a different company's offerings. 

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If its the retrograde Patrimony, its a watch that just doesn't work for me.  I don't care for the days spelled out and arching across the bottom of the dial.  I prefer their Quai De L'ile retrograde annual calendar dial layout, although, I'm not in love with its case shape.   So chances are if going for a retrograde watch, I'd opt for a different company's offerings. 

yes, i was referring to this, which i quite like.



i dont love the layout of the malte perp calendar retrograde. or the case shape of the Quai De L'ile retrograde annual calendar you mentioned.

but there is also this one i quite like, that might appeal more to you as well.


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but there is also this one i quite like, that might appeal more to you as well.

 

Appeals to me :)

 

(Belligero, that was brilliant btw!)

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yes, i was referring to this, which i quite like.

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i dont love the layout of the malte perp calendar retrograde. or the case shape of the Quai De L'ile retrograde annual calendar you mentioned.

Yes, I just don't like how they handled the days on that model.  


but there is also this one i quite like, that might appeal more to you as well.


I like those retrograde that are from the mid 1990s, far more than the Patrimony or Quai De L'ile.  I haven't seen one in person in a while, but they were nice watches. 

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Appeals to me smile.gif

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I like those retrograde that are from the mid 1990s, far more than the Patrimony or Quai De L'ile.  I haven't seen one in person in a while, but they were nice watches. 

i love the RNs. look like the ones on the rolex DJ. also, i believe it has a JLC mvmnt. smile.gif
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i love the RNs. look like the ones on the rolex DJ. also, i believe it has a JLC mvmnt. smile.gif

The RNs do look nice on that one.  I'll have to check my reference materials.  Off the top of my head for some reason I had been thinking it used a F.Piguet movement as a base, but now that you brought up JLC, you could be right.  

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The RNs do look nice on that one.  I'll have to check my reference materials.  Off the top of my head for some reason I had been thinking it used a F.Piguet movement as a base, but now that you brought up JLC, you could be right.  

i just checked the image source, it was from watch time mag. they claim JLC.

http://www.watchtime.com/watch-database/vacheron-constantin/retrograde-245/white-gold#
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i just checked the image source, it was from watch time mag. they claim JLC.

http://www.watchtime.com/watch-database/vacheron-constantin/retrograde-245/white-gold#

Thanks for checking Stitchy...I must have had a senior moment thinking it might have used an F.Piguet. Silly me!

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Thanks for checking Stitchy...I must have had a senior moment thinking it might have used an F.Piguet. Silly me!

my pleasure. no one can be expected to remember everything all the time. even you. smile.gif
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VC retrograde feature looks great!

 

Had a lovely time today viewing the installation of the spire on top of One World Trade Center here in downtown NYC.  Weather cooperated, skies were a gorgeous blue, and daughter and I loved being outdoors.  Had to dress appropriately blue as well, and the 5711/1A's dial fit in quite elegantly, IMHO.

 

 

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