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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

As for the way the branding's gone, well...they got Frilly.

 

And oh, how they got me.

 

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^^ lol ^^
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i find the date function to be very useful, and i generally do not like it offset on an angle.
post #22293 of 39280
50 years from now: "But why does she get the Nautilus? I always told Dad that I don't like complicated chronographs!"
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I sometimes wonder if I am doing my daughter and any future children a disservice in leaving them a watch collection, and not just a watch. How can it have the same meaning getting dad's watch box(es) as dad's watch? The latter is something to cherish, an earthly reminder of my existence left behind, the former just an investment to realize or keep in a bank box.

Maybe I in time ought to sell everything but the Daytona (with which I timed my daughter's birth, present on the first picture of her in my arms) and the Patek (because I also am a victim to advertising) smile.gif
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sold a month ago in Geneva for $1.7M!! wow biggrin.gif
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^^ id wear it smile.gif ^^
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

I sometimes wonder if I am doing my daughter and any future children a disservice in leaving them a watch collection, and not just a watch. How can it have the same meaning getting dad's watch box(es) as dad's watch? The latter is something to cherish, an earthly reminder of my existence left behind, the former just an investment to realize or keep in a bank box.

Maybe I in time ought to sell everything but the Daytona (with which I timed my daughter's birth, present on the first picture of her in my arms) and the Patek (because I also am a victim to advertising) smile.gif

two fine pieces to keep. but if you have 10 kids, a collection might be what is in order. biggrin.gif
post #22297 of 39280
That is absolutely absurd. Very beautiful watch though.

Hodinkee did an interesting article today:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-iwc-portuguese-chronograph-classic

Here is a picture for reference:



What do y'all think? Personally, I think I prefer the design of the second one, cut-off numerals aside. I cannot help but notice the homogenization of watches owned by Richemont in this price range. Maybe it is just me, but I feel like some of the Richemont brands are taking their tried and true designs, and substantially modernizing them. Making them bigger, thicker, etc.

For example, this new Cartier that we talked about a few days ago.



Maybe it is just my eyes, but I see a trend towards making everything look more similar.

I also think the new price for the IWC Chrono is absurd. $13,000 is a dangerous price category to play with. A Daytona is less expensive, and I would prefer that.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I also think the new price for the IWC Chrono is absurd. $13,000 is a dangerous price category to play with. A Daytona is less expensive, and I would prefer that.

 

Agree with this comparison with the Daytona.

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

50 years from now: "But why does she get the Nautilus? I always told Dad that I don't like complicated chronographs!"

 

Or "why in the world would you think I'd like your old-man-watches, Dad?  I'd rather have mom's banged up scratched up watches."

 

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

I sometimes wonder if I am doing my daughter and any future children a disservice in leaving them a watch collection, and not just a watch. How can it have the same meaning getting dad's watch box(es) as dad's watch? The latter is something to cherish, an earthly reminder of my existence left behind, the former just an investment to realize or keep in a bank box.

Maybe I in time ought to sell everything but the Daytona (with which I timed my daughter's birth, present on the first picture of her in my arms) and the Patek (because I also am a victim to advertising) smile.gif

 

Great thoughts here. Who knows what the kids will think.  Maybe they might not even like me when they grow up.  But hey, I figure I'll enjoy the pieces now while I have 'em, they will see me wearing them every day (my 3.5 year old already knows how to operate a chrono, although she says she prefers the Explorer I to the Daytona as "she likes the watch Dada swims with" - and she does need my help unscrewing the darn screw down pushers), and if they detest them hopefully they can sell them for a decent wad of cash.

 

Viva Patek victims!  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post



sold a month ago in Geneva for $1.7M!! wow biggrin.gif

 

I saw that transaction.  I neither have the inclination, nor the dollars to blow, on this piece.  I understand it's probably one of a kind, but that indicator (is it day/night or leap year?) looking all pimply between 3 and 4 kind of puts me off for some reason...

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The newer Port Chronograph is superior in every way IMO except I wish it maintained blued hands for the hours and minutes.

Price being what it is, some may balk at, but it definitely fills a lot of the wants for many people. The Daytona comparison I get, though I find them different enough that I wouldn't mind.

The price is steep though, it's certainly in line with other pieces with this level of finishing, in house movement etc..


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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

That is absolutely absurd. Very beautiful watch though.

Hodinkee did an interesting article today:

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-iwc-portuguese-chronograph-classic

Here is a picture for reference:



What do y'all think? Personally, I think I prefer the design of the second one, cut-off numerals aside. I cannot help but notice the homogenization of watches owned by Richemont in this price range. Maybe it is just me, but I feel like some of the Richemont brands are taking their tried and true designs, and substantially modernizing them. Making them bigger, thicker, etc.

For example, this new Cartier that we talked about a few days ago.



Maybe it is just my eyes, but I see a trend towards making everything look more similar.

I also think the new price for the IWC Chrono is absurd. $13,000 is a dangerous price category to play with. A Daytona is less expensive, and I would prefer that.
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I prefer the date to appear at the 3:00, but some do look rather good at 4:00, which surprised me.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

For example, this new Cartier that we talked about a few days ago.
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I really like that Cartier. smile.gif is this a new model?

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


I saw that transaction.  I neither have the inclination, nor the dollars to blow, on this piece.  I understand it's probably one of a kind, but that indicator (is it day/night or leap year?) looking all pimply between 3 and 4 kind of puts me off for some reason...

ya agreed. it's leap year I believe... not sure why I would ever need that but if I had $1.7M to blow on a watch I'm not sure I would care!
post #22303 of 39280
It looks like a beautifuly understated perpetual calendar. I like it a lot.

Would take daytona over port chrono.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

well, my ultimate grail is a tourbillon, repeater, perp cal, moon phase, split seconds chrono, done tastefully. also, i prefer the tourb exposed from the dial side.

the 5207 is damn close to what i want and its also beautiful. anyone wanna get this for me? my birthday is in may so you have plenty of lead time.



Stichy,
Good news! I found the 5270 and, since its free shipping, the price should be within budget. Can't believe I found such a deal!
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