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The failure rate on Rolex's mixed-color ceramic bezels must be quite high for them to be as stingy about colors as they have.
What? They have the amount of variations in ceramic as they did with the aluminum. Black, Blue&Black, Blue&Red vs Black, Black&Red, Blue&Red. Not sure 3 variations qualifies as stingy or a sign of anything.
Edit: Forgot Rootbeer, but still.
post #452 of 3945
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What? They have the amount of variations in ceramic as they did with the aluminum. Black, Blue&Black, Blue&Red vs Black, Black&Red, Blue&Red. Not sure 3 variations qualifies as stingy or a sign of anything.
Edit: Forgot Rootbeer, but still.

 

The Rootbeer GMT deserves to be forgotten!

post #453 of 3945
$30 grand to earn the right for a Pepsi? C'mon. That's just a load of high fructose corn syrup.
post #454 of 3945
I view that as a sales strategy rather than issues with the manufacturing process. Shrug.
post #455 of 3945
Grey Side of the Moon



My first Omega and it has been stealing the majority of the wrist time from all my other watches. Photos don't even come close to doing it justice!!!!!
post #456 of 3945
^ welcome. I agree it's an awesome watch. I love both the Dark Side and Grey Side. Several times I've come close to picking one or the other up, but I already have the steel version of the 9300 Speedy..
post #457 of 3945
From the overwhelming silence, I am assuming there are no fans here of the JLC Master Home Dualtime. But would like to hear that too; any views on font/symmetry/movement/bracelet?

post #458 of 3945
Thanks!

I don't know about yours but my 9300 has been the best automatic movement I've ever owned. It has never been off by more than a few seconds when it's been time to manually change the date so say anywhere from 30-60 days it's stayed right on time. I don't do any position adjustments when off the wrist either and wouldn't begin to know which positions to place the 9300 for gain/lose time.
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I view that as a sales strategy rather than issues with the manufacturing process. Shrug.

It very well could be. The Pepsi was the most coveted of the old 16710s and this would be a way to draw that desire to the premium models.

On the other hand, blue is very close to black when it comes to color mixing, and would be one of the easiest two-tone combinations to produce in a new and difficult color blending process. and I've read that bezels made in this manner were very difficult for Rolex to get right; years before the first two tone ceramics could be launched at retail. I suspect black/blue was the easiest way they could get a two-tone at scale and blue-red creates too much waste to not group in with the premium models. Like some of Journe's blue dials.
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From the overwhelming silence, I am assuming there are no fans here of the JLC Master Home Dualtime. But would like to hear that too; any views on font/symmetry/movement/bracelet?


It's purely a matter of taste, but in a dressier model like this I find the placement of the dial elements a bit jarring, particularly the relationship between the day/night indicator and the date window. Maybe it's just me, but the date window seems about a millimeter too close to the indices.

I much prefer the master home time with the centralized subdials.

Edited by BostonHedonist - 3/4/16 at 12:30am
post #460 of 3945
I must say I prefer the top version of the Dualtime, and if it had been available when I was buying a dress GMT I would have seriously considered it. Is it a new or old model? The JLC website is dreadful and is telling me they don't sell any dual timezone watches.
post #461 of 3945
Yeah their initial issues with the dual color ceramic bezel were discussed here; one of the downfalls of being vertically integrated. You can certainly draw whatever conclusion you'd like, I just think it's a big leap if going off the number of bezels offered. I personally don't think Rolex likes to dilute their lines (within a metal; SS, two tone, precious) with too many variations.
post #462 of 3945
I'm with Boston - I prefer the Home Time by a country mile. In fact I got that very watch as a graduation gift for my brother when he finished business school so I'm a little biased.
post #463 of 3945
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The Pepsi was the most coveted of the old 16710s and this would be a way to draw that desire to the premium models.

What are you considering the premium models?  All gold?  Sorry, not really sure what you mean when you are talking about the Pepsi being the most coveted and then saying this would be a way to draw desire to the premium models.  Are you suggesting that if they offered a blue/red bezel on steel models, it would draw people to the gold models?   The already offer a Pepsi bezel on the WG ...so how would offering it on non-premium models draw that desire to the premium models? 

 

 

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From the overwhelming silence, I am assuming there are no fans here of the JLC Master Home Dualtime. But would like to hear that too; any views on font/symmetry/movement/bracelet?

I like the JLC Master Home Dualtime.  I think the asymmetry creates a more whimsical and interesting look for the watch.  Some of JLC's offerings in the Master collection, I often find so stoic they border on boring.  I really like this watch, and although the bracelet is nice, I prefer how it looks on a strap.  That being said, if you like the bracelet, buy it on the bracelet.  Its usually cheaper to do it this way and negotiate on the price of the watch with bracelet than it is to buy a bracelet after the fact through after sales service departments.  You can always add a strap and buckle for a lot less than a bracelet.  

 

The Homtetime with centralized subdials that BH posted a photo of its a nice enough watch, but it sort of "Plays it safe" and it doesn't do anything for me.  Both are high quality watches and its merely a matter of which design you prefer.  As always see them in person, try them on and then decide.  Cheers!

post #464 of 3945
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What are you considering the premium models?  All gold?  Sorry, not really sure what you mean when you are talking about the Pepsi being the most coveted and then saying this would be a way to draw desire to the premium models.  Are you suggesting that if they offered a blue/red bezel on steel models, it would draw people to the gold models?   The already offer a Pepsi bezel on the WG ...so how would offering it on non-premium models draw that desire to the premium models? 

 

I mean I suspect they would sell even more if they could offer Pepsi on steel models. It's a small wonder why they don't. So either they withhold the Pepsi bezel on steel to make wg more coveted, or because of production difficulties in producing steel Pepsi models at scale.

post #465 of 3945
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I like the JLC Master Home Dualtime.  I think the asymmetry creates a more whimsical and interesting look for the watch.  Some of JLC's offerings in the Master collection, I often find so stoic they border on boring. 

This for me as well. So it's hard for me to comment on much other than I find it bland.

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