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post #196 of 3937

Jean Rousseau here too.  Was on the recommendation of @culverwood and others on here.  Top quality stuff and a good price for it, but quality is expensive!

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Thanks for all the JlC Reverso posts. Love them, very stylish and still classical. I was just looking at a few prior to visiting SF, so your timing is perfect.

One question to those who wear them; is there anything that annoys you with them - style or function, or whatever?

I've got a Grande Reverso Ultra Thin and love it, but two criticisms:

1. Scratches as mentioned above. Quite noticeable.

2. The nature of the rectangular face is that it's difficult to set/read an exact time.
post #198 of 3937
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Originally Posted by OzWino View Post

Thanks for all the JlC Reverso posts. Love them, very stylish and still classical. I was just looking at a few prior to visiting SF, so your timing is perfect.

One question to those who wear them; is there anything that annoys you with them - style or function, or whatever?

Finding aftermarket straps has been a challenge for the TT1931. The aftermarket ones just don't fit flush against the case and I find it existentially difficult to spend 500+ for the OEM Fagliano one. Although, they were nice enough to give me a break on the shipping if I bought two.

Other than that, Reversos tick all the boxes for me.
post #199 of 3937
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Thanks! I debated getting this duoface vs. a TT1931... a pic of the 'other side' for 'Reverso Thursday':



That Duoface...pretty dope. Is that a Fagliano strap on there?
Edited by firenze_rob - 2/19/16 at 8:26am
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All new JLCs go through 1000 hours of testing before being let loose on the world. They are calibrated more stringently than COSC (-1+6 vs -4+6) - which apparently they made a conscious decision not to subscribe to.

They also specifically avoid telling the exact second range. My JLC Deep Sea went for adjustment a few months back, because it was running over +10s / day. After adjustment, it's about half of that and still not as accurate as Milgauss out of the box and mentioned this to the JLC customer rep who called me from Holland to discuss the irregularities in shipment. However, she mentioned that their spec is one minute a week and I can always send the watch back for a re-check if I'm not happy with the result.

If you find somewhere the official JLC party line about the daily error range, please post it, I'd be interested.
post #201 of 3937
Speedy Friday.

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^ Nice. Me too

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Mine being a two-hander, I can't really speak to Reverso "accuracy", but I do love most everything about it.

(Although some of y'alls pics have me wishing for a Duo already (!) ...maybe a steel one someday, to complement my GRUT?) Ha ha.



Anyway .... now I'm expecting a full crush of Speedy pics to be posted, and sadly I won't be able to play along musicboohoo[1].gif
post #204 of 3937

Reverso madness in here right now! Here's a video of my favorite Reverso that I've sold -- the RG Reverso Tourbillon

 

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On a lesser note, caught on cam: man in London gets robbed of Rolex in broad daylight, beware who you flash your watch to.
https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153525254876939/
post #206 of 3937
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Mine being a two-hander, I can't really speak to Reverso "accuracy", but I do love most everything about it.

(Although some of y'alls pics have me wishing for a Duo already (!) ...maybe a steel one someday, to complement my GRUT?) Ha ha.



Anyway .... now I'm expecting a full crush of Speedy pics to be posted, and sadly I won't be able to play along musicboohoo[1].gif


This brings up an interesting question: for everyone out there, how much does accuracy matter in making a watch purchase? Is accuracy a proxy for reliability (vis a vis the Lemania powered Speedys pictured)? Just thinking out loud.
post #207 of 3937
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On a lesser note, caught on cam: man in London gets robbed of Rolex in broad daylight, beware who you flash your watch to.
https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153525254876939/

Our urban financial centers are becoming unhinged.
post #208 of 3937
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On a lesser note, caught on cam: man in London gets robbed of Rolex in broad daylight, beware who you flash your watch to.
https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10153525254876939/

 

Seems the robber couldn't work out how to open the clasp.  Anyway, it just goes to show that you should only buy a Rolex in steel: then you can take it off and use it as a knuckleduster to defend yourself.  I'm sure a gold one would still work, and have an advantage in mass too. But the subsequent dilemma over whether to have the scratches polished out is possibly worse than being choked unconscious.

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no it isn't
post #210 of 3937
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Originally Posted by firenze_rob View Post


Finding aftermarket straps has been a challenge for the TT1931. The aftermarket ones just don't fit flush against the case and I find it existentially difficult to spend 500+ for the OEM Fagliano one. Although, they were nice enough to give me a break on the shipping if I bought two.

Other than that, Reversos tick all the boxes for me.

 

I'm awaiting delivery of a Camile Fournet alligator strap for my Geophysic.  I think the watches have the same lug width.  The Camille Fournet is notably cheaper than the OEM alligator strap.  I'm just scared to death of actually changing the damn strap!  :cry:

 

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Originally Posted by firenze_rob View Post


This brings up an interesting question: for everyone out there, how much does accuracy matter in making a watch purchase? Is accuracy a proxy for reliability (vis a vis the Lemania powered Speedys pictured)? Just thinking out loud.

 

I wouldn't put accuracy towards the top of my list.  That said I wouldn't want it to an inaccurate timepiece.  My Geophysic is supposed to be "more accurate than a chronometer", but I bought it more for aesthetic reasons.  I'm very aesthetically driven when it comes most purchases, but the quality/finishing has to be there as well.

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