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So, here is a question:

Do you take a Patek 6119 or a JLC Master Control Chrono Calendar in gold?

Do you take a Patek 5196 or a JLC Master Control Calendar in gold?
I would definitely take either Patek over the JLC. I'd also take a Lange Saxonia or VC Patrimony or Brequet Classique. I admit though, I'm a much bigger fan of simple dials. The complications in the Master Control Calendar don't move the needle for me.
 

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So, here is a question:

Do you take a Patek 6119 or a JLC Master Control Chrono Calendar in gold?

Do you take a Patek 5196 or a JLC Master Control Calendar in gold?
Patek in both cases, easily. Ask me 15 years ago and I may have answered differently.
 

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I like the look of both black and champagne dials and indeed black and gold bezels but I am pretty worried about a gold bezel picking up dings and scratches. The ceramic seems like a safer bet for the long haul in this regard. @Dino944 Yours looks to have held up well though!
I wear all of my watches, but I'm pretty careful with them, so the bezels on them still look quite good. I'm sure the ceramic is safer bet if one is particularly tough on their watches.
 

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Even after so many pages on the topic, it seems that people still deliberately (or worse, unknowingly) make false comparisons between Rolexes and dress Journe/Pateks etc when the (simple) point is that gold dress JLCs are terrible value for money when compared against what you can get for the same amount of money (i.e other dress watches)
 

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I've always favored black dials on Daytonas unless one is talking about an old manual wind Daytonas ref 6263 or 6265. Then I like them almost equally. All the automatic models I prefer with black dials. Wishing you luck with whatever version you choose.

Here is my 1994 black dial gold Daytona for some inspiration.

This shit fucks. HARD.
 

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So if it's anything like your shoe-shopping habit, you buy and sell multiple pairs a year, then... :devil:

Unless you've either got a huge budget, eclectic tastes, or don't mind duplication, I really don't know what you'd buy after you've been purchasing at this rate for two or three years. There's just not that many watches out there that interest me - plus, of course, there's the need to make sure they're all wound and actually get worn from time to time.
Not quite sure I understand your comment. I buy what I like and keep stuff for as long as I like. No other explanation, really.
 

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Any wrist shots from farther away? I'm interested to see how it looks in 'real life' rather than marketing photos. I put my name down for an all-steel the day after these were announced.
Best I can do for now, until I take some vacuous Instagram brand-whoring shots while wearing it.
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Looks great. Did you consider the all-steel? If so, what made you choose the two-tone instead?
No, I did not consider the all-steel version. I have a steel Explorer (an early 214270) and I didn't want another one. I simply liked the look of the two-tone model.
 

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No, I did not consider the all-steel version. I have a steel Explorer (an early 214270) and I didn't want another one. I simply liked the look of the two-tone model.
Congrats on the two tone Explorer! :cheers: Looks great! Hope to see a side by side photo of your new two tone Explorer with your 214270 when you get a chance.
 

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Simple, smallish, time only, with 100m wr on a comfy nylon strap. It's a really nice summer wear even if it lacks the kind of color splash that one might typically associate with the season.

want this. Nomos Tangente Date Power Reserve is my next watch in 35mm.
 

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