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post #391 of 34795
To offer a dissenting opinion, I absolutely love Breguet. I go to the boutique often to drool. The one thing that I don't like about their design is that many (most?) of their models do not have seconds hands. Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds, and that's a real shame, because the Breguets are beautiful.
post #392 of 34795
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Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds
Why not? Do you suffer from a mild form of ADD? (not trying to be offensive, genuine question)
post #393 of 34795
No - just like looking down at the watch and seeing movement. It just gives me a lot of pleasure- to see the mechanics working.
post #394 of 34795
I am strangely tempted by the Speake-Marin Shimoda which has only an hours hand.
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I am strangely tempted by the Speake-Marin Shimoda which has only an hours hand.
I have a cheapo Meistersinger Z1 like that. The ultimate zen watch...
post #396 of 34795
I honestly have had my credit card in my hand half a dozen times to buy Breguet's regulator, but have stopped short because no second hand. Although I love Breguet's styling and am impressed with some of their newer movements and complications, I still consider them more jewelry-y than haute horology like Patek. Matt - I think "leap hours" are pretty cool too.
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I am a huge fan of Lange but I have a special love for the ones with incredibly intricate movement structure and decoration (i.e. not the automatic ones), especially the Datograph and Double-Split Chrono. For anyone who has not done this, please stop by your Lange watch dealer and look through the caseback of a double-split Lange - it is the most mesmerizing thing - it feels like you're looking through 10 inches deep of slices and plates.... Spectacular sight

+1

The Datograph is my never-expect-it-to-happen grail.

I like the Meistersinger. Last year, I came really close to pulling the trigger on the version with the silver dial and blued indices.

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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
To offer a dissenting opinion, I absolutely love Breguet. I go to the boutique often to drool. The one thing that I don't like about their design is that many (most?) of their models do not have seconds hands. Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds, and that's a real shame, because the Breguets are beautiful.

I also like the classic Breguet models. They're a little too antique-looking (the coined edge in particular) to be in my immediate future but they're definitely oogle-worthy.

There is something nice about watching a second hand smoothly flowing around the dial.
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This is the watch I will get when someone offers to buy me a watch. I saw it at Wempe when I was looking to buy a new watch (I was deciding between it and the JLC ultrathin) and I went home to think it over. Then the spirit that was urging me to buy a watch departed. [/IMG]
post #400 of 34795
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I have a cheapo Meistersinger Z1 like that. The ultimate zen watch...

Cool watch but I wonder if it is detailed enough for my analytical nature. I might miss that minute hand.
post #401 of 34795
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This is the watch I will get when someone offers to buy me a watch. I saw it at Wempe when I was looking to buy a new watch (I was deciding between it and the JLC ultrathin) and I went home to think it over. Then the spirit that was urging me to buy a watch departed.

My Tiffany watch looks a bit like style wise that but has no where near the quality. It's a beautiful piece.
post #402 of 34795
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Wearing this puppy today. Just came back from service in Germany and looks brand spanking new

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(sorry - stock photos, not mine)
post #403 of 34795
gdl,

That movement is almost as pretty as a Rolex 3135.
post #404 of 34795
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gdl,

That movement is almost as pretty as a Rolex 3135.
yep - a little bit of red paint here and there and it would be perfect
post #405 of 34795
My first "good" watch:

http://www.fototime.com/67E63AD1CA58DDB/standard.jpg

Also have a Stowa Antea, which I like very much. Damn you TimeZone!
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