1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The most beautiful watch, ever

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dopey, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,577
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Every so often, I like to remind myself of the dress watch I would buy if I would buy myself a watch. This once came in white gold, which is how I was shown it. It may still, but this is the only version on the website. [​IMG] In white gold, it is the most perfect, most beautiful dress watch. If I have ever done anyone here a favor that you feel like returning, you may buy this for me.
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,795
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
  3. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    I think the JLC Master Ultra Thin would get my vote.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,577
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    I think the JLC Master Ultra Thin would get my vote.

    I was shown the VC when I went to buy the JLC ultra thin. I preferred the VC, though I bought neither. The JLC is great, but the VC seems to be a perfect and pure design. Totally subjective, of course.
    That was about six or seven years ago and I have never bought a watch since.
     
  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,577
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    iammatt:

    Do you own the one you posted?
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    iammatt:

    Do you own the one you posted?

    No. I like it a lot, but I am not a big watch guy.
     
  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

    Messages:
    25,756
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
  9. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

    Messages:
    14,658
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Purseforum
    foo, that watch really is breathtaking.
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,795
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    No. I like it a lot, but I am not a big watch guy.

    I prefer the Grande Date--but only because it's cheaper and I hate moonphase and day/night indicators.
     
  11. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    I prefer the Grande Date--but only because it's cheaper and I hate moonphase and day/night indicators.

    You have a lot of hang-ups for a young dude.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,650
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    [​IMG]

    Interesting. I'm wearing its little cousin today.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    I prefer the Grande Date--but only because it's cheaper and I hate moonphase and day/night indicators.
    I usually hate those indicators as well, but the design of the watch is so perfect.
     
  14. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,106
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Location:
    the Zoo
    Lange 1 is mine. I just can't quite get past the hand-wound mechanism.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,795
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    foo, that watch really is breathtaking.

    Unfortunately, the platinum version will also take $110k out of your pocket. But the good news is that the gold one sells for a measly $80k.

    You have a lot of hang-ups for a young dude.

    I'm a watch geek. And my hang-ups have nothing to do with experience.
     
  16. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,577
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    [​IMG] - B
    That is close, but I think the VC is better - the dial layout and proportions and the mix of printing and applied Cross combine with the hands for a perfect face. [​IMG] Your JLC looks a lot more like the flagship VC Patrimony. [​IMG]
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    20,795
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    I usually hate those indicators as well, but the design of the watch is so perfect.

    What about the Grande Date? It ditches both and is mechanically the same otherwise. Same case and display back. If I can sell my Big Pilot any time soon, I may get one in steel:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. awxg

    awxg Senior member

    Messages:
    411
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,650
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    What about the Grande Date? It ditches both and is mechanically the same otherwise. Same case and display back. If I can sell my Big Pilot any time soon, I may get one in steel:

    [​IMG]


    Make sure you try it on (if you haven't already). XGT proportions don't work for everyone
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

    Messages:
    25,756
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    - B
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by