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Stitchy, congrats!  That's classy.

 

Roger, looking very sharp my friend.

 

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Originally Posted by Khal80 View Post

- I wish the budget was alot higher because I have seen some beautiful watches on this thread.

 

- A watch that can be worn with a suit or casual on jeans. 

 

- I liked the Zenith El Primero the most followed by the IWC

 

- Not sure how I feel about the Nomos style yet

 

- That is there the trouble starts!

 

- A lot of people wear sports watches with suits these days.  My personal view is that if you're doing something serious, it's good to have a "quieter" dress watch

 

- Well, keep looking and get something you love. Which IWC?  I'll take a wild guess at the Pilot!  And why not?  I think it's wearable with anything.  Maybe that's better as it's so different from what you have.

 

- For a clean dress watch that's big and modern (40mm) I love it,  but if it doesn't sing to you, don't bother.  I'm an old fart next to you I imagine; one man's simple is another man's boring!

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thanks, mimo.

roger, that is a great pic. all the colors and textures there look lovely together.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Just posting a random wrist shot / rock your socks / shoe porn / look at my ugly office carpet combo pic: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Wow, nice strap watch combo.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

- A lot of people wear sports watches with suits these days. My personal view is that if you're doing something serious, it's good to have a "quieter" dress watch

This. I totally agree. I don't mind a sports watch with an odd jacket and it can look ok with the suit as long as it isn't too big.
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i wear my 112 with a suit all the time. dont even care.
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"Don't even care" is always an option.  But I'd say three more things in mitigation of your 112:  

 

- you often seem to wear an odd jacket for a "business casual" style, at work

 

- you are of sufficient manly proportion that it doesn't look silly

 

- it is, although huge, a simple two-handed watch after all

 

But anyway, you like it, and not feeling the need to justify yourself is perfectly stylish.

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smile.gif all true!

also, even though i i have no issue wearing the 112 with a suit, i do usually wear it with a SC and trou, or chinos and casual wear. generally i wear my JLC with a suit as i feel it is more congruous, but it has been "in the shop."
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Mimo - I like the rec of the IWC pilot. Try and get a 3717 new before they're gone.

Stitch - badass strap

RogerP - great combo on that awesome 9300
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

My new JLC strap arrived!! Brown alligator.

And I just had the watch polished and serviced. Cant wait to put this on, it will be like having a new watch!

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Just posting a random wrist shot / rock your socks / shoe porn / look at my ugly office carpet combo pic:


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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Stitch - badass strap

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif thanks, man.
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Thanks gents.

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Sweet strap stitch. Do you know if JLC will sell you a Navy strap?
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

As it turns out, I am back on the hunt - but for a family member who wants to give his wife a "significant" mechanical piece for their 10th wedding anniversary.  His wife already has a Cartier (quartz) and a B&M but they tend to be on the dressier side and he wants a mechanical piece that (a) she can wear on a daily basis and (b) would be on the sporty/stainless side but still be (c) acceptably "classic."  His words, not mine.  Budget is $3,000 to $5,000.  Says his wife is fine with a men's size as long as it doesn't exceed 40mm.

With a description like that, it sounds like this would be perfect:

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(36mm version).

Don't know if these can still be found new, but if you locate a used one you can always say you're pretty sure it comes from this dude:

Some guy (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

My new JLC strap arrived!! Brown alligator.

And I just had the watch polished and serviced. Cant wait to put this on, it will be like having a new watch!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

ebara7a6.jpg

 

Fantastic strap Stitchy.  I love it.  Can't wait to see some decent photos of the JLC on it. 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Just posting a random wrist shot / rock your socks / shoe porn / look at my ugly office carpet combo pic:

 

Nice photo.  Lots of fun with both color and texture.  

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post


With a description like that, it sounds like this would be perfect:

707802d1336936047-thoughts-36mm-rolex-explorer-1-img_0027w.jpg

(36mm version).

Don't know if these can still be found new, but if you locate a used one you can always say you're pretty sure it comes from this dude:

Some guy (Click to show)

The 36mm 114270 Explorer is a classic!  I had one for 10 years but rarely wore it.  I love it in photos, but it never really got much wrist time so I found it a new home. Still love seeing photos of them. 

 

Most recent photo of Brad on the cover of Esquire shows him wearing an odd version of a Cartier Tank from a few years ago, the Tank A Guichets.  I've never really been into jumping hour watches, so it doesn't really do anything for me.  

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Sweet strap stitch. Do you know if JLC will sell you a Navy strap?

thanks! dont know, but i dont think so. the watch is available in different variations, black and brown leather, rubber, SS and gold. maybe another brown too, but i dont think they make this watch with a navy strap, and i doubt they would do a 1 off.

frown.gif be cause it would be cool as ish.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Fantastic strap Stitchy.  I love it.  Can't wait to see some decent photos of the JLC on it. 

thanks! i hope to get some pics om in the morrow. smile.gif
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By the way, I tried the Tank Solo on today. It was very nice on the wrist, but I can't help but think that I would rather have a Reverso on my wrist. Particularly, the 1931. So I am leaning more towards that now. Time to start saving money for a supplement smile.gif.

And Stitch, I am really looking forward to the pictures. Please let me know how the service was. i.e., what they were able to polish out, and what they were not.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

By the way, I tried the Tank Solo on today. It was very nice on the wrist, but I can't help but think that I would rather have a Reverso on my wrist. Particularly, the 1931. So I am leaning more towards that now. Time to start saving money for a supplement smile.gif.

And Stitch, I am really looking forward to the pictures. Please let me know how the service was. i.e., what they were able to polish out, and what they were not.

GO REVERSO!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i did not have it serviced and polished by JLC. as i understand it, that would take a number of months and would be very costly. there is a place we use in florida that specializes in high end watch servicing, and that is where we send the watches that we buy to be serviced before we put them up for sale.

i asked them to only polish the high gloss parts and leave the brushed sides as is, because i dont think anyone can provide a brush finish the way the manufacture does, it never looks 100% to me. it always feels too flat and sticky if that makes any sense. and anyways, the brushed sides didnt really need any touch up. they did a perfect job on the high gloss portions, it looks like new.

as well, there were no parts that needed to be replaced, just fix the amplitude, and clean and re-lubricate. even though they only use OEM parts when part replacement is needed, if it needed that kind of service i probably would have sent it to JLC and ponied up the cost.

it took about 4 weeks and they did a fantastic job as always. i have been timing the watch off my wrist since i got it back a week ago. i have left it in 4 positions, on its side crown up and down, and face up and face down, and it has been running great. we have a great relationship with this company and they did not let me down.
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