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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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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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Just thought this was worth repeating, as it succinctly covers a very frequent topic.

The decision-on-spec-list thing seems to be particularly common. It's not like you're buying some meaningless piece of disposable consumer electronics (well, at least not in most cases); much of the enjoyment of a watch comes from the intangibles. I'm keen on photography, and this type of thing seems to come up frequently on the very few times I'm on a camera forum (I stay the hell away from them except to find older lenses). Mind you, cameras essentially are disposable consumer electronics now, but it's still the intangibles that separate a great one from an impressive-on-paper dud.

Ergonomics, reliability, availability of parts, and feel of operation are hugely important, but there's no meaningful way express these factors on a spec list. Add a bunch of opinionated gear nerds ("equipment measurebators", as Ken Rockwell has so aptly put it), who spend far more time defending their pet camera system online than actually taking photos — therefore dominating the search results — and you can't blame people who are new to the hobby for focusing on the wrong areas.

There was a great piece of satire that sums up this state of affairs recently:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/03/hammerforum-com

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

Both my favourite camera and my favourite watch both have terrible specs, by the way:


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C'est fini!

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