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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. tigerpac

    tigerpac Senior Member

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    Jean Rousseau here too. Was on the recommendation of @culverwood and others on here. Top quality stuff and a good price for it, but quality is expensive!
     


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    I've got a Grande Reverso Ultra Thin and love it, but two criticisms:

    1. Scratches as mentioned above. Quite noticeable.

    2. The nature of the rectangular face is that it's difficult to set/read an exact time.
     


  3. firenze_rob

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    Finding aftermarket straps has been a challenge for the TT1931. The aftermarket ones just don't fit flush against the case and I find it existentially difficult to spend 500+ for the OEM Fagliano one. Although, they were nice enough to give me a break on the shipping if I bought two.

    Other than that, Reversos tick all the boxes for me.
     


  4. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior Member

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    That Duoface...pretty dope. Is that a Fagliano strap on there?
     
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  5. kimmo

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    They also specifically avoid telling the exact second range. My JLC Deep Sea went for adjustment a few months back, because it was running over +10s / day. After adjustment, it's about half of that and still not as accurate as Milgauss out of the box and mentioned this to the JLC customer rep who called me from Holland to discuss the irregularities in shipment. However, she mentioned that their spec is one minute a week and I can always send the watch back for a re-check if I'm not happy with the result.

    If you find somewhere the official JLC party line about the daily error range, please post it, I'd be interested.
     


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  8. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Mine being a two-hander, I can't really speak to Reverso "accuracy", but I do love most everything about it.

    (Although some of y'alls pics have me wishing for a Duo already (!) ...maybe a steel one someday, to complement my GRUT?) Ha ha.



    Anyway .... now I'm expecting a full crush of Speedy pics to be posted, and sadly I won't be able to play along :violin:
     


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    Reverso madness in here right now! Here's a video of my favorite Reverso that I've sold -- the RG Reverso Tourbillon

    [​IMG]
     


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    This brings up an interesting question: for everyone out there, how much does accuracy matter in making a watch purchase? Is accuracy a proxy for reliability (vis a vis the Lemania powered Speedys pictured)? Just thinking out loud.
     


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  13. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Seems the robber couldn't work out how to open the clasp. Anyway, it just goes to show that you should only buy a Rolex in steel: then you can take it off and use it as a knuckleduster to defend yourself. I'm sure a gold one would still work, and have an advantage in mass too. But the subsequent dilemma over whether to have the scratches polished out is possibly worse than being choked unconscious.
     


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    dopey Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I'm awaiting delivery of a Camile Fournet alligator strap for my Geophysic. I think the watches have the same lug width. The Camille Fournet is notably cheaper than the OEM alligator strap. I'm just scared to death of actually changing the damn strap! [​IMG]

    I wouldn't put accuracy towards the top of my list. That said I wouldn't want it to an inaccurate timepiece. My Geophysic is supposed to be "more accurate than a chronometer", but I bought it more for aesthetic reasons. I'm very aesthetically driven when it comes most purchases, but the quality/finishing has to be there as well.
     


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