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post #28666 of 34759
Taking the moonphase a step further:





This stunningly rare device has a price tag of $245,000 with semiprecious stones representing Mercury (serpentine), Venus (chloromelanite), Earth (turquoise), Mars (red jasper), Jupiter (blue agate), and Saturn (sugilite). All of the stones rotate separately and at the same pace as the actual planets. In 88 days, Mercury will make a full lap around the face of the watch, while Venus requires 224 days and Earth takes a full year.

A shooting star indicates the hours and minutes and a "lucky day" feature allows owners to select a specific day of the year when the Earth will fall underneath the paint star on the face of the watch.


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From here, with video.
post #28667 of 34759
my wife doesn't have a single watch. she does, however, wear stuff on her wrist that are equivalent in price, or more, to the stuff i wear. so she can't complain happy.gif
post #28668 of 34759
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Longines make some fine watches. The wife wants one, so I'll show that one off here as soon as it's on her wrist.
interesting to see talk about longines watches here recently...been thinking about the longines hydroconquest....



So far it's the one dive watch I can find that's between 38 and 40mm and doesn't cost too much more than $1000... Any suggestions on similarly priced dive watches that are just about 40mm?...I think I could manage going up to 42mm but definitely not bigger
post #28669 of 34759
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Beautiful watch. But I would not buy a luxury gold watch with a quartz movement. Ever. But that's me and how I choose to spend my money.

 

This.

 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I'd rather have the Longines with the column wheel modified 7750 than the one Betelgeus posted with the modular movement. I have had problems with 2 out of three modular chronograph movements I have owned (1 GP, 1 Longines).

Mimo - the watch you posted is one I would be happy to own - and have been tempted by in the past.

 

Roger, explain! I love the look on the watch but would not like to get in troubl with it. :(

post #28670 of 34759

My wife wears a men's Aquatimer Chrono on a bracelet. It looks awesome on her and she really enjoys wearing it. She also received many compliments, and as we go out around town it's clear that men's sized watches are quite popular among the ladies of Seoul.

post #28671 of 34759
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Taking the moonphase a step further:





This stunningly rare device has a price tag of $245,000 with semiprecious stones representing Mercury (serpentine), Venus (chloromelanite), Earth (turquoise), Mars (red jasper), Jupiter (blue agate), and Saturn (sugilite). All of the stones rotate separately and at the same pace as the actual planets. In 88 days, Mercury will make a full lap around the face of the watch, while Venus requires 224 days and Earth takes a full year.

A shooting star indicates the hours and minutes and a "lucky day" feature allows owners to select a specific day of the year when the Earth will fall underneath the paint star on the face of the watch.

  More pics (Click to show)





From here, with video.

I think this is awesome

post #28672 of 34759
So I took off my 3970P and guess what? One of the pusher caps got unscrewed and was gone. Hahaha! What is this low quality shoddy work from this watchmaker anyway?!?

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Seriously speaking - I actually laughed it off and will take it to Patek tomorrow, easy replacement. I feel fortunate that I reacted this way: truth be told, you can talk a tough game but once something happens to a beloved possession then let's see how you'll react. But I chuckled and shrugged it off (though it caused considerable distress to my friend who spotted it haha). At least I know my possessions haven't possessed me yet. Sure, these are valuable timepieces and beloved works of art, but I always endeavor not to let the experience of owning something end up being bringing more stress and anxiety. That ain't cool.

Will report on the repair experience tomorrow.



/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #28673 of 34759
^ eek.gif
post #28674 of 34759
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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Well on the bright side, at least the movement didn't came off.
post #28675 of 34759
Frills, much respect for responding to the situation so matter of fact and not reacting! Could of got nasty, but not you nod[1].gif
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Great attitude Frills.

post #28677 of 34759
mimo, i was also looking at the Longines Heritage Chronograph, but in the contrasting dial

post #28678 of 34759
And on a lighter note - from yesterday morning when my pusher cap was still present - here's the wrist situation yesterday. Quite like the VCA cuff links paired with the black strap 3970P.


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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #28679 of 34759
And on a lighter note - from yesterday morning when my pusher cap was still present - here's the wrist situation yesterday. Quite like the VCA cuff links paired with the black strap 3970P.






/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #28680 of 34759
frilly, are your single-cuff shirts custom made?
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