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

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

  1. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Senior member

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    It's quite possibly the best looking Journe I've ever had. I'm putting it up for sale later this week and am guessing it's going to go very quickly.
     
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  3. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Looks like Omega has an answer to lukewarm Globemaster sales.

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    Thoughts?
     
  4. Journeyman

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    It's just my opinion, but I think that it looks horrible.

    They've taken a lovely, elegant-looking watch and ruined it by filling up the face with an unattractive font (although at least it's not Arial!). Also, to me, the choice of putting the months in-between the hour markers in the way that they have done looks rather strange, as well as unattractive.
     
  5. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Their solution seems to be "make an ugly version of the Sky Dweller". The Rolexy fluted bezel, the old fashioned italics and pie-pan stamped dial, against modern colours, shape and materials, and is that a Zenith star in there to really add to the dog's breakfast?

    I kind of want to like it. The pie pan remix is a cool idea, the case and bezel and depth of dial actually fly together beautifully as a modern Omega. And it is blue, which is often a good thing.

    But no. Too many ideas squashed incongruously into one design. I think, empirically speaking, that is a fucking mess.
     
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  6. BostonHedonist

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    The phrase "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind.

    I still find it odd that they named the family "Globemaster" and then wrote "Constellation" on the back with the observatory logo. As if to signify passing of the torch of accuracy to their new flagship movement?

    Regardless, I think the case design is handsome. Modern construction with a throwback to their 1960s fluted constellation bezels. And I do remember wishing the standard model had more blue to it like the platinum model. But this... I mean come on. They just wrote the months of the year between the indices, stuck on an extra hand and added some "junk in the trunk."
     
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  7. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    Do we really need a month function on a watch anyway?
    Are people walking round so addled that they don't even know what month it is?
    If they had to add a third hand a subtle GMT function would surely have more utility?
     
  8. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    Well...as mentioned before on this forum, in the immortal words of Super Hans, "you can't trust people."

    The economics of running a global brand and business makes a piece like this necessary. It's for the guy/gal who wants a Skydweller, but thinks that Rolex is so passé. I actually do quite like the case shape.
     
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    How many people are cross shopping a Skydweller and a Globemaster annual calendar? $30K vs. $10K is a big difference.
     
  10. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    Apologies for the logical leap there. I was assuming equivalence of aesthetics not price.
     
  11. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Personally I'm not a fan of the Pie-pan dial or fluted bezels so the Constellations have never appealed to me. This one in particular is yuk-worthy IMO.

     
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    Do we really need....insert your favorite complication here: perpetual calendar, tourbillon, repeater, moon phase, split second chrono, foudroyante, equation of time, etc.

    Really, very little about mechanical watches is about need. I don't care for this Omega at all, but I have no problem with the additional function.


     
  13. Dino944

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    It is proof they know how to make an ugly watch uglier. To me the pie pan dial didn't work well with the modern case, and I didn't like the small fluting of the bezel. Adding the months around the dial hasn't sweetened the pot. They should just let the Globemaster line die of natural causes and focus their efforts elsewhere.
     
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    Mark XVI today..

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    The base Globamaster is interesting from a technical perspective, but otherwise bland. The one above is horrid.
     

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