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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    You might like the Nomos Orion in the larger 38mm size with date window...I don't like the proportions as much as the smaller one, but with the date window added it balances just nicely. Cheap, too.
     
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    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    I agree with the sentiments on the Orion as well, in particular this one about the 35mm. I'd want to compare it in person, but I too think the 35mm would be the right fit for me. The other issue for me though would be than the indices are very similar to that of my Geophysic 1958. Still I'm drawn to the Orion and other watches that have some similarities in appearance.
     
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    I love the watch go for it, you cannot go wrong with that watch , which model are you looking to get?
     
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    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Admittedly it's not a watch for everyone but I think for it's price it's a great watch. The 7 day movement has been great (for some reason a lot more accurate than the same movement in my BP..). I agree it's a tad thick, but the diameter is perfect for my taste. Even though I have a smaller, thinner and simpler 40 mm JLC, I almost always reach for the IWC when I need to wear it with a suit/formal situations and it's fine. I have a 7" wrist and the proportions to me are perfect.

    The blued hands/white dial is the only version I would get, but I agree the rose gold/white dial config is nice. I think the black dialed and ardoise dials are pretty but kind of wash away the elegance of the watch IMO. Everyone has an opinion but it's your wallet. It's one of the watches I've never considered trading/selling unlike some of my other watches because I feel it's a very classic and handsome watch.

    here it is on a lighter honey strap, although I mostly wear it on the navy croc now.. I shot it a bit too up close so the perspective may be a little misleading..


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  5. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    How it fits for anyone is a very personal thing. And not everybody has to hate date windows. I do like the symmetry, and that little red power reserve blob makes it.

    It is cool, no question, and personally I think it's better in steel - nice strap option too; great for a casual transformation.
     
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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    @rnguy001 I've long admired this watch and would love to see a wrist shot the next time you wear it that is a little further back and more accurately shows how it wears on your wrist.
     
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    Sure - apologies for the really craptastic quality.. Ever since iPhoto because "Photos", I've had so many misplaced pics, hard to find a lot of them.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I have this on today. Not the same watch but same family and similar dimensions. I don't have a large wrist but I think it works. It is easier to wear with French cuffs if I wear a suit. [​IMG]
     
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    Gents,
    Move the camera farther back from your wrist so it looks more proportional.
    The close up perspective makes the watch look bigger than it is in real life.
     
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    ^^ This. Big perspective distortion from camera phones, so further away with a little zoom will help correct it.
     
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    It looks like a clock on your wrist, but I've never taken a wrist shot where the watch didn't look enormous.
     
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    Pardon the crappy pics, but I wanted to point out the perspective issue...
    Same 44mm watch, both look like dinner plates on my small wrist, but the closer one looks a lot bigger compared to my wrist.

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  13. rnguy001

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    For sure you'e right about perspective. I guess in a lot of these wrist shots we're trying to emphasize the dial/hands/layout/case of the watch by getting up close, understanding that perspective will suffer.

    Of course the overall picture with more natural viewing distance and normal perspective looks great, but sometimes I also want to see up close shots of the watch too. I suppose those up close shots don't HAVE to be wrist shots though..
     
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    As I said, the secret is go further away and zoom. If the resolution is good and you stand the phone up so it's steady, you get corrected perspective on the same close up.
     
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    I want a titanium Luminor now :-(
     

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