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I’ve thought about consolidating my watch collection, I have a few that I’ve bought over the years and are similar to (but not quite as nice as) others in my collection. The idea would be a three watch collection, Monaco, 16600 Sea Dweller and a third watch. It would need to work with a suit and casual outfits, be slim enough to slip under a cuff easily (the other two are fairly thick) and provide something different to the other two sport watches. Don’t mind if it’s gold or steel.

I’m not saying I’ll actually do it, but people’s ideas would be interesting. Budget would probably be up to £7k or so, but could be more for something special.
Lots of interesting options in that range. First things that come to mind are various Master Control models from JLC or a Rolex Datejust. The latter looks fantastic on a strap if you swap out the bracelet.
 

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@George Red Love the Reverso shots. I didn't realize you had the duoface version. I've only noticed you posting photos of the white face. In looking at the JLC website, looks like the moon phase only comes in duoface...? Very cool. Also, your photo really shows the texture of the dial which is not evident on the marketing photos on JLC's website.
Yeah, man. This watch is absolute fire. I have the “Reverso Tribute Moon.” I think that’s the only one with a moon phase. I don’t think I’ve EVER used the other dial option. I just never liked it.
 

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I've basically decided that if I can get a reasonable sum for my Hermes H08, I will sell it and likely two or three other watches and get a Santos. I don't need to sell all of them to buy it, I just kind of want to, but at the same time I don't think I will sell the others on the docket unless the Hermes gets sold first.

I hope I can arrange it soon, but I'm going to be patient as I don't really need to do any of this.
 

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I've always been intrigued by this watch, but isn't the whole point that it is designed to be worn goofy? It just looks odd when worn normally.
think about it though; if you’re arm is in a sling, you can look at it and the dial will look straight.

With a traditional watch face, you have to rotate and abduct your arm to position the dial so that 12 o’clock is at top.

I know it just opened today, but I wonder if any of our NYC brethren have gone into the new VC boutique on 57th.
 

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Yeah, we'll see. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen and I'll be happy to keep it.
Doesn't look like there are many for sale right now (1 through watchrecon, 2 on chrono24). Be interested to see how you do.
 

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Doesn't look like there are many for sale right now (1 through watchrecon, 2 on chrono24). Be interested to see how you do.
The watchrecon one is mine ;)

Hadn't checked on Chrono24, those are too much...people should buy mine :)
 

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The watchrecon one is mine ;)

Hadn't checked on Chrono24, those are too much...people should buy mine :)
You, too, could probably charge $1,000 more if you'd done the smart thing and gotten the orange strap ;)
 

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I've always been intrigued by this watch, but isn't the whole point that it is designed to be worn goofy? It just looks odd when worn normally.
It's definitely a watch that isn't shy about being, shall we say, eccentric? I've heard various stories about the origin of the design, such as that it was ment to make it easier to tell the time when you had your hands on a steering wheel, or that a preacher asked for a watch that would make it easy to subtly check how long he'd been going for while giving a sermon. Dunno if any of them are true, but I can see how the design actually makes it easier for the wearer to tell the time at a glance, especially when using a keyboard. .

But really, I just think it's a design that works for me. In a world of steel sports watches, this... isn't. It's a dress watch that isn't strict and definitely not subtle. I've tried lots of dress watches: Lange, Patek, VC Patrimony (and today traditionelle, which I wanted to like more than I did), Chopard LUC, Blancpain, Breguet (which I DID like a lot)... but I think this is on a different level.

Maybe that just says a lot about me. Wanting to be eccentric and hoping a watch will take me there!
 

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It's definitely a watch that isn't shy about being, shall we say, eccentric? I've heard various stories about the origin of the design, such as that it was ment to make it easier to tell the time when you had your hands on a steering wheel, or that a preacher asked for a watch that would make it easy to subtly check how long he'd been going for while giving a sermon. Dunno if any of them are true, but I can see how the design actually makes it easier for the wearer to tell the time at a glance, especially when using a keyboard. .

But really, I just think it's a design that works for me. In a world of steel sports watches, this... isn't. It's a dress watch that isn't strict and definitely not subtle. I've tried lots of dress watches: Lange, Patek, VC Patrimony (and today traditionelle, which I wanted to like more than I did), Chopard LUC, Blancpain, Breguet (which I DID like a lot)... but I think this is on a different level.

Maybe that just says a lot about me. Wanting to be eccentric and hoping a watch will take me there!
I like it because it's a modern interpretation of those early field watches where the servicemen were modifying their pocket watches to be wrist watches. I love that askew aesthetic; it just looks so functional to me.
Many times when I look down at my wrist it's at about a 25-45 degree angle, so it's perfectly turned for my use!
 

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