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That Dynamic is so seventies-cool, love it!

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Two things this thread has done in the past week:

 

1. Make me rethink Cartier and non-round dials.  Square and Reverso style are A-O-K in my book now!

2. Datejust on a strap = Sexy.  I do not like them on a bracelet but throw them on some Croc and BAM! Sexy wrist candy.

 

Also vintage Omega's are great but sound like a lot of headaches to find one non-hacked.  

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I've had far better, more knowledgeable service at Wempe - very close to Tourneau in NYC.  Wempe is on 55th street and 5th avenue.

Why not just go to the JLC store - aren't the prices the same as Tourneau?
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Stupid question but is there actually a JLC store in NYC? The other crappy thing about Tourneau was the selection sucked.
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Devoti, are these your watches?  That's quite a collection!  And I hope this doesn't sound rude, but perhaps you could post just one at a time and tell us a bit about it?  They are lovely to look at, but it's more entertaining if they come one at a time with some story or observation, than as a visual list.  I hope I'm expressing this in the right way.

 

I do like that crazy 70s style too btw. :)

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Why not just go to the JLC store - aren't the prices the same as Tourneau?

 

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Stupid question but is there actually a JLC store in NYC? The other crappy thing about Tourneau was the selection sucked.

 

Excellent question.  There used to be a JLC store on 5th avenue between 51st and 52nd street, but that location is closed.  There are several JLC ADs in NYC - the three Tourneaus (Time Warner Center, Time Machine (which you visited, Axelman17, I assume) and 510 Madison), Cellini at the Waldorf and at 509 Madison, and Wempe.

 

Other than those ADs, there's always the secondary market.

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What you guys think of this one?

 

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Orient-World-Time-Automatic-Watch-Sapphire-Crystal-Leather-Band-CEY04004B-/130925021560?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:CA:1123

 

 

Japanese automatic, but with true world time, meaning the cities ring counter rotate during the day to give time around world at any moment...

 

 

I was looking at the Nomos Zurich wich has the same feature, but sells for 4000 euros +

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Devoti, are these your watches?  That's quite a collection!  And I hope this doesn't sound rude, but perhaps you could post just one at a time and tell us a bit about it?  They are lovely to look at, but it's more entertaining if they come one at a time with some story or observation, than as a visual list.  I hope I'm expressing this in the right way.

 

I do like that crazy 70s style too btw. :)

Thanks mimo,

 

Some are mine but not all. A lot of the pics are of models I've owned in the past but didn't have photo's of a lot of them.

 

It's interesting how watches come and go, I've been collecting since I was a kid being inspired by the watch my father had. When I was 13 the parents took us to switzerland ('78) for the first europe trip to go hiking, we stopped in Geneva for a day before flying out and had I the day to explore. I had saved $100 over the years (paper route) and the dollar was ultra strong and went hunting to buy my first watch, there were rows and rows of watch stores with all kinds of inventory, I must have went into 20 stores searching for a watch that I would like and could afford. It ended up being a Tissot Seastar that looked like this:

I think the shop owner took pity on me as he could see me running desperately from store to store as time was running out trying to find one that I could afford. I already had been in his shop three times, I gave him all the money I had and he said he take it. As I was walking down the rows of watch stores, they were locking up as I was heading back to meet my parents. I hid it from my parents till I got home. It died about a year later from thrashing by a naive teenager. It was cheap seiko's after that.

 

Ever since then I've always had my eye on watches.

 

I have to say my taste has become more simple, I prefer non chronographs, smaller watches that are lighter, sizes between 33-38mm. My current favorite watches I wear daily are my Moeris (found in Mumbai) and the Omega Constellation I inherited from my father because they tell better time than my other watches. I have my other watches sitting in a drawer including a record military, iwc mark xii, other omega's, panerai, rolex's. I much prefer the clean and understated although my Dynamic is a pretty cool party watch.


Edited by Devoti - 6/8/13 at 4:56pm
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Radiomir today.

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The Rolex is heading out for service next week. It's over 25 years old.
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Radiomir today.


Nice 62! I have it's brother, the 103.
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Think she's a keeper, man. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
Definitely a keeper.smile.gif
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This is not mine and it's not too expensive, only about $170,000. New model by Vianney Halter. I can appreciate the complexity but not sure I like it.

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This is not mine and it's not too expensive, only about $170,000. New model by Vianney Halter. I can appreciate the complexity but not sure I like it.

It's more of a novelty, and telling time is even more difficult.


Edited by dddrees - 6/8/13 at 7:37pm
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