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post #421 of 38413
Might as well add my Stowa Antea Kleine Sekunde...

post #422 of 38413
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
He recentlly serviced the watch completely, refinished the case, changed the crown and sent it back to me with a box of chocolates and did not charge me a dime. Simply incredible

That's really amazing./ Imagine Swatch or Richemont doing something like that.
post #423 of 38413
I like that Dornbluth. German watches rule.
post #424 of 38413
How about this one? need to say goodbye to the Yacht Master soon.

post #425 of 38413
^^ very nice. Much better than the new one.
post #426 of 38413
Some of my old toys:










post #427 of 38413
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post
That's really amazing./ Imagine Swatch or Richemont doing something like that.
So true ... Lange used to do free servicing and repair plus free rebuffing until the end of 2003. You sent your watch to them and it came back working perfectly and looking brand new. Then came Richemont's new directives .... Now Lange servicing/repair costs a fortune and takes forever. I used to love Lange and have five watches of them, but I stopped collecting Lange in 2004. Haven't regretted it since.
post #428 of 38413
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Some of my old toys:
you bought 2 left handed ones?
post #429 of 38413
What a thread! Actually I'm not a fan of those p0Rn things, but for a forum full of nice guys I'll make an exception. Of course that's not roughly what some of you present, but my first "good" and mechanical (self-winding movement) watch. It was a gift from my parents for my high school graduation and caused serious interest in watches. Choosing the design was relatively limited as my wrists are about 2" wide, but anyway I love rectangular watches. (the engraved "Abi (2007)" is the abbreviation for Abitur, german university entrance diploma) It's Silver in a Art Deco design that can compete with the Reverso of Jaeger le Coultre IMO, with a handmade chocolate brown croc-leather strap. Eterna is owned by Porsche since they almost went insolvent and also makes the Porsche Design watches. Interestingly even many watch addicts don't know that it was in the league of Patek and AP al long long time ago (pre 70s I think). I think the revival by Porsche (and at a moderate price point) was a good thing^^.
post #430 of 38413
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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.

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I too love the Vacheron ultraslims. For me, slimness is the holy grail of watchmaking.
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I too love the Vacheron ultraslims. For me, slimness is the holy grail of watchmaking.
NR - Have you ever tried on the Cartier Santos Dumont?
post #432 of 38413
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NR - Have you ever tried on the Cartier Santos Dumont?

It wasn't even on my radar until now. That's quite nice.

I also really like the round Piaget Altiplano with dauphine hands and black dial.
post #433 of 38413
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OMG! An AP Royal Oak Offshore triple calendar! I'm drooling and green with envy at the same time.

Jon.
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It wasn't even on my radar until now. That's quite nice.
If you get the chance, try one on. It's pure slim watch pleasure. The case is beautiful and very thin - very retro. Clearly, Cartier is not the most exciting watch brand for WIS but that one is sweet. At this stage, that would be the only Cartier I would consider (cannot really affor or want to pay the price for a Collection Privée piece...)
post #435 of 38413
My great uncle has this watch... (Stock Picture).




my grandfather has a Rolex from 1980, pure gold, and it's quite heavy, like a club on your wrist.
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