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post #30211 of 34918
Please don't take my GO nit-picking too seriously! See them in person, because I'm probably the only person on the interwebz to complain about their rotor decoration! I do like everything else about their watches. The Senator 60s (or is it 70s?) cushion shaped case chrono is very cool for example. I keep going back to it, every time I think about a chrono! (And it's an auto...)
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Oh dear, yes, I hadn't noticed the rotor design on the Glashuette. That's quite loud, isn't it? I've got a rule against unnecessary words and lettering on my affects. Nevertheless, I'm happy to wait a while to get what I want rather than compromise.

But thanks for the suggestion @mimo. All things considered, it is quite a handsome watch.
post #30212 of 34918
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Personally, for the look and purpose of an all steel sporty watch I prefer the one I have:

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:drool:

post #30213 of 34918
I actually quite like the GO's backside. But to each his own. For the amount they charge, the watch better be hitting on all cylinders for you.
post #30214 of 34918
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I actually quite like the GO's backside. But to each his own. For the amount they charge, the watch better be hitting on all cylinders for you.

I'll grant you that it's not a fair comparison, as my point of comparison are AP, VC, AL&S and Parmigiani (ie watches I'm looking at), which are much more than GO by a fairly large margin. I'll try and post some images later for reference and for fun.
post #30215 of 34918
Gentlemen, off the top of your head, can any of you think of a nice women's watch for around $1,000? My lady friend is now convinced that she'd like something better than Skagen, but isn't ready to spring for the mother of pearl Datejust she fell in love with.

Anyone know some good "value" ladies watches in stainless with a simple, classic, round case?
post #30216 of 34918
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Alternatively, look how close the date windows and moonphase are to the centre, and conversely, how massively long the minute and date hands are.

The proportions are all to cock because it's a tiny old school movement in a massive "modern" case. It's like a girl with a striking hairdo whose eyes you suddenly notice are too close together.

Don't buy it, because after a while you will realise that it is rather silly, and that five grand is actually a world of possibilities.

Spot on Mimo! I agree completely. MB is trying to make a name for themselves in the watch world... But there will always be limits to what they can do putting old school small movements in larger modern cases.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

It'll be a few years before I move on a new watch and so far JLC Master series seems to be where I'm setting my sights.

But I wonder, has anyone owned a JLC Memovox? I'd be curious to know about the experience of owning the "cricket."

A friend of mine had one for about a year. He grew tired of it quickly and traded it for a vintage Rolex GMT. The Memovox is also not a watch for heavy sleepers. My friend said he would frequently sleep through the alarm.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

One AD confirmed the existence of an upcoming Basel release from Patek - an all steel sporty watch that isn't from the Nautilus or Aquanaut families. It looks like this:

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Yes, this is the 5960 annual calendar chronograph - self-winding, all steel, on a bracelet. The previous 5960s have been discontinued.

Comments, TWAT brethren? Go.

Sorry, but to me making a 5960 in steel & giving it a white dial and red hands doesn't make it a sports watch. IMHO it would be like BMW taking a big, heavy 7 series family sedan, painting it red, giving it lightweight alloy wheels, and then trying to tell people now its a sports car. It takes more than a paint job to turn an old product into a new genre of watch, car, etc.
post #30217 of 34918
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

[...]Sorry, but to me making a 5960 in steel & giving it a white dial and red hands doesn't make it a sports watch. IMHO it would be like BMW taking a big, heavy 7 series family sedan, painting it red, giving it lightweight alloy wheels, and then trying to tell people now its a sports car. It takes more than a paint job to turn an old product into a new genre of watch, car, etc.

that dial is a mess;
design inspiration from
energy drink can
post #30218 of 34918
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

[...]Sorry, but to me making a 5960 in steel & giving it a white dial and red hands doesn't make it a sports watch. IMHO it would be like BMW taking a big, heavy 7 series family sedan, painting it red, giving it lightweight alloy wheels, and then trying to tell people now its a sports car. It takes more than a paint job to turn an old product into a new genre of watch, car, etc.

that dial is a mess;
design inspiration from
energy drink can

BELLIGERO MY MAN! Been a while!!!

Hope all has been well!

But - tell us what you REALLY think of the 5960/1A, Dino and Belli.... Hah hah!
post #30219 of 34918
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

that dial is a mess;
design inspiration from
energy drink can

Just curious - was this a haiku that was done on purpose or coincidental...?
post #30220 of 34918
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

BELLIGERO MY MAN! Been a while!!!

Hope all has been well!

But - tell us what you REALLY think of the 5960/1A, Dino and Belli.... Hah hah!

Cheers, bud! Been well, thanks. smile.gif
Still diggin' watches, despite
my criticism.
post #30221 of 34918
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Originally Posted by Foley View Post

Just curious - was this a haiku that was done on purpose or coincidental...?

Wasn't totes random.
Not sure if same can be said
for chrono subdial.

peepwall[1].gif
post #30222 of 34918
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Wasn't totes random.
Not sure if same can be said
for chrono subdial.

peepwall[1].gif

Very good my man
Haiku and horology
Make good bedfellows


(That's all I've got...)
post #30223 of 34918
I do not love the new PP either.

Nice DJ, cyc!
post #30224 of 34918

What's the opinion on SevenFriday watches? I didn't knew those were sold in Mexico and that they were not that expensive. 

 

post #30225 of 34918
Geneva is lost
Now even Patek Philippe
Makes A Douche Wrist Watch
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