The most beautiful watch, ever

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  1. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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]
     


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    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:

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    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:

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


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

    I've tried it on a few times. I normally wear a Portuguese, though, so I think it will be fine.

    I was fine with the Big Pilot, after all.
     


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    I was fine with the Big Pilot, after all.
    I'm not just talking about the thickness. I'm also fine with my Big Pilot but I had to sell my RGD after a few weeks. Couldn't stand the proportions.
     


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    The VC and vox JLC are great dress watches, IMO.

    I really like that they don't have seconds hands. For whatever reason, I don't think it can be a true dress watch if it has a seconds hands (even though it might otherwise be a great looking watch).

    I've considered going out and finding an older model, as all the ones I like today have a really high premium, IMO. Especially for how few occasions I would want a true dress watch.

    Longines has one that is similar but feels just a bit off.
     


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    My grail watch

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    I looked at these:

    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.
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    When I bought this:

    I don't care about movements much, but to my eye, the Patrimony just has better proportions. The flat one you like is really nice, but didn't look good on my wrist. Lange I love, but find that they make much more elegant watches for cases than for wrists.
     


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    I don't care about movements much, but to my eye, the Patrimony just has better proportions. The flat one you like is really nice, but didn't look good on my wrist. Lange I love, but find that they make much more elegant watches for cases than for wrists.

    I like yours better, too. The lugs are more gracefully integrated with the case. I hate funky lugs.
     


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    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.

    OUCH.

    I would classify myself as not a watch guy, but beginning to take a passing interest. Still, I can't imagine any scenario in which I'd spring that much for a watch.
     


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    I would classify myself as not a watch guy, but beginning to take a passing interest. Still, I can't imagine any scenario in which I'd spring that much for a watch.

    The regular 7-days Portuguese sells for ~$7k in steel. I think it has one of the most beautiful and perfect dial layouts around. "Look, Ma! No cut-off numerals!"

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    I like yours better, too. The lugs are more gracefully integrated with the case. I hate funky lugs.
    I would have thought the opposite, based on your furniture tastes - there is something a bit more bauhaus-inspired in the first one's lugs
     


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    I would have thought the opposite, based on your furniture tastes - there is something a bit more bauhaus-inspired in the first one's lugs

    To me, the watch case is a more simple form when the lugs are not so visually distinct.
     


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