• We would like to welcome Pete and Harry as an official Affiliate Vendor. Pete and Harry, co-founded by Erik (EFV) one of our long time members and friends, offers a wide variety of products, clothes, watches and accessories, antique, vintage, “pre-loved” and new - all at unparalleled prices. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

RSS

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
11,049
Reaction score
2,919
After talking to my favorite watch dealer -- the talking included a bit of prodding -- I decided to get a JLC Master Ultra Thin with Small Seconds (in rose gold). The case is a whopping 39mm (felt larger to me). I went in today and when I tried it on I looked a tad like Edith Ann (older guys may remember) wearing a big watch. If not Edith Ann then one of those old people (yes, I'm 70) who wears an extra big watch due to poor eyesight. Just didn't work for me. I also decided that gold doesn't work in my world these days. Too flashy ... except when I'm wearing a suit ... and I already have the perfect watch for that.

I guess I'm still looking ... or maybe I have all the watches I'll ever really want. I certainly have more than I need.
 
Last edited:

RSS

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
11,049
Reaction score
2,919
I'm fine with the car except for the wing (perhaps it serves a purpose beyond affect). And I want to like the blue color ... "secretly" I think I do ... but I can't help but think Smurftastic.
 
Last edited:

Newcomer

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2009
Messages
8,928
Reaction score
21,391
I wish I had snagged one of those Kurono watches. Very interesting / unique design language. I really like his handsets.
 

stdavidshead

Active Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2021
Messages
38
Reaction score
65
After talking to my favorite watch dealer -- the talking included a bit of prodding -- I decided to get a JLC Master Ultra Thin with Small Seconds (in rose gold). The case is a whopping 39mm (felt larger to me). I went in today and when I tried it on I looked a tad like Edith Ann (older guys may remember) wearing a big watch. If not Edith Ann then one of those old people (yes, I'm 70) who wear extra big watches due to poor eyesight. Just didn't work for me. I also decided that gold doesn't work in my world these days. Too flashy.

I guess I'm still looking ... or maybe I have all the watches I'll ever really want. I certainly have more than I need.
Both points (that 39mm is too big for a dress watch, and that rose gold just feels flash) resonated with me. Are we finally over the curve of the "big watch" curve of the aughts? And why is there so much rose/red/whatever gold relative to history? I've personally never liked it. While "yellow" gold can be far from understated, it "feels" less flash to me than alloys (other than white gold). Would certainly be interested to hear, from those more knowledgeable than I, why these shifts happened. They are two of my least favorite design points in contemporary dress watches.
 

Man with a suitcase

Active Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2017
Messages
39
Reaction score
16
A question for you Rolex enthusiasts out there:

My Milgauss will not wind any longer, the crown is very stiff when winding clockwise (only when winding, time setting is smooth) but the turn and lock is no problem. It’s never been serviced since it’s still quite new for a Rolex and I bought it new.

Has anyone else had such a problem and if yes, how much did you pay to get it fixed?

The 5 year warranty ran out in May :-( .

I’m going to the AD tomorrow to see what they say. Getting ready for a minimum 500€ bill and hope that’s the minimum. Lol I’m screwed. The watch can be seen in the photo.
 

Attachments

Last edited:

Dino944

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2011
Messages
6,538
Reaction score
5,823
A question for you Rolex enthusiasts out there:

My Milgauss will not wind any longer, the crown is very stiff when winding clockwise (only when winding, time setting is smooth) but the turn and lock is no problem. It’s never been serviced since it’s still quite new for a Rolex and I bought it new.

Has anyone else had such a problem and if yes, how much did you pay to get it fixed?

The 5 year warranty ran out in May :-( .

I’m going to the AD tomorrow to see what they say. Getting ready for a minimum 500€ bill and hope that’s the minimum. Lol I’m screwed. The watch can be seen in the photo.
It could be a bit more than that. I had my 16570 Explorer II serviced by Rolex's service center in NYC, back in 2014, and it was around $600 (590 Euros) and that was with nothing being wrong with it. Prices may have gone up, and there is clearly something that is wrong with your watch, so it may depend on if anything needs to be replaced. Wishing you luck with your service/repair.
 

RSS

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 1, 2008
Messages
11,049
Reaction score
2,919
Both points (that 39mm is too big for a dress watch, and that rose gold just feels flash) resonated with me. Are we finally over the curve of the "big watch" curve of the aughts? And why is there so much rose/red/whatever gold relative to history? I've personally never liked it. While "yellow" gold can be far from understated, it "feels" less flash to me than alloys (other than white gold). Would certainly be interested to hear, from those more knowledgeable than I, why these shifts happened. They are two of my least favorite design points in contemporary dress watches.
Good questions, but I can't answer as these days I don't follow the "watch world" enough to know. But I did see a recent video with some poorly dressed fellow talking about how the big watch trend is on the way out. He thinks that a "small" 41mm watch is perfect. I had to laugh.

As for rose gold, it has long been popular in the wealthy South American market. I think there are skin tones that look great in it. Personally, I considered it as I have a number of "dress" watches in yellow gold, white gold, and steel ... and thought I should be open to it. I have a "peaches and cream" (aka pale but with warm undertones) complexion and had been lead to believe it might work for me (in a smaller watch it could). It looks great in the photos, but there was too much of it. Once I put it on my wrist I felt as if it must be magically connected to a Tesla coil. Yes, there was an over abundance of lighting in the watch store, but it sparkled like a diamond. I don't want a diamond. I don't like to draw attention. As I walk through the world, I don't want people to look at me. I prefer to pass unseen.


TeslaCoil.jpg
 
Last edited:

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Sneakers with tailoring: yes, no, maybe?

  • No, never.

  • Yes, it can be done tastefully.

  • Not sure.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
464,430
Messages
10,031,294
Members
209,514
Latest member
VAvintagewatches
Top