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The most beautiful watch, ever

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

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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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.
     
  3. countdemoney

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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.
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    My grail watch

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  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     
  7. Douglas

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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.
     
  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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  9. gdl203

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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
     
  10. mafoofan

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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.
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    To me, the watch case is a more simple form when the lugs are not so visually distinct.
    I agree. I like both personally. First one is more geometric/bauhaus, second one is a bit more stealthy.
     
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    Mine:

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    [​IMG] unbelievable watch.
     
  13. dopey

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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
    Whether it is Bauhaus or not, I like the austerity of the lugs in the Extra-Plate patrimony. It is the way that they are not integrated into the case that I like. iammatt: Did they have the Extra Plate in white gold when you bought the Contemporaine? In which color did you get yours?
     
  14. itsstillmatt

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    Whether it is Bauhaus or not, I like the austerity of the lugs in the Extra-Plate patrimony. It is the way that they are not integrated into the case that I like. iammatt: Did they have the Extra Plate in white gold when you bought the Contemporaine? In which color did you get yours?
    No. It was in rose.
     
  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No. It was in rose.

    That's what I am afraid of (or hopeful of). Perhaps I missed my chance.
     
  16. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    The odds of you mofos liking the next two are low, but I am forever on the lookout for a pristine example of each:

    This Concord:

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    This Hamilton:

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    18k versions of either are impossible to find.


    - B
     
  17. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They make a version of this that is about 38mm, which I wouldn't mind owning.

    Other candidates, the PP 5196 in gold of one color or another.

    Dopey's on the right track with his choice of the VC Patrimony, but I prefer the Patrimony Contemporaine, or especially the Traditionelle Self-Winding (more of a daytime watch, but really nicely proportioned).

    Full disclosure: I don't know much about watches, but I do know what I like.
     
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    Serious question from a non-watch guy. What is the second 'mini-dial' seen on many of these? for instance: Attachment 15138
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    That's the seconds hand/dial
     
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    I like yours better, too. The lugs are more gracefully integrated with the case. I hate funky lugs.

    There you go again...
     

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