Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
I saw the Lange 1 Moonphase the other day... Jaw droppingly beautiful.
By the way, I think that I have made my decision. I am 99% sure that I am going to go (not GO) for the JLC MUT Moon. It is just such a gorgeous watch. And I may put the remainder in something less expensive to bum around in. Perhaps a Stowa, or something of that ilk. That is still to be determined.
Also, happy new years to all! I have had a great time reading, learning, and talking shop with y'all over the last year.
On an unrelated tangent, any recommended JLC ADs? Been looking at Govberg. In addition, I was looking around for watches for the lady friend, as she asked. My goodness are women's watches ever a scam! I was looking at the Michele watches in particular, and it is UNBELIEVABLE what they are getting away with... Murder! Touting strap changing as something revolutionary? It is absolutely absurd. For a close to $2,000 watch for some of them, you are getting so little it is absurd. They feel incredibly flimsy as well.
I am looking forward to it, Newcomer!! Then we will both have a dual moon collection!!! I am thinking of a stowa flieger (no date no logo)--you too? Kinda freaky our tastes are so aligned but kinda awesome as well.
As for womens watches, yeah pretty much a total scam. Stick to Cartier or get a Rolex Datejust/Explorer. At 36mm you can steal it on occasion
For some inspiration, a repost:
I know, it is funny how we have gravitated to such similar watches. I think I am going with the JLC, a lot because of how thin it is. Sometimes it is great to have such a low profile watch. Plus, between the JLC and the Speedy Pro, you are pretty much set for any occasion! It is odd that we have such a similar collection, but I guess we have both been influenced by similar sources perhaps? Hopefully it will be here in a week or so, so I will be sure to update everyone!
Also, I am thinking about about going for the Stowa Marine Original. Feel like I need something in between the Speedy Pro and the JLC, in terms of dressiness, and they make one hell of a pretty deck watch.
Truth be told, I fell in love with the MUT Moon when I first laid eyes on it over at puristspro. I believe they were the first pix released from SIHH that year (2011). I had to wait the whole year before my AD got it in November. What a screw that was.
What do you guys think about the PP Tophat?
Pretty spectacular if you like rectangular cased watches.
I don't have any and that maybe I should.
I dug up the original inspiration for my purchase. Its funny as much as you look at watches, whether in-store, online or whatever, sometimes you just KNOW. I can still remember the moment I first saw it.
I wasn't brave enough to order it over the phone though. i had to see it on my wrist first.
The rest is history
Minor quibble: I wish it was a manual wind to make the watch that much thinner.
Sidenote: scrolling through those archives, I am such a JLC brandwhore.
That is the post that sold me as well. I feel like since I have worn a 40mm (which I find a bit big), on the wrist the 39mm will be a fairly small difference. Both the MC and the MUT Moon have a similar aesthetic. Ever since I saw the watch, I have always wanted it in my collection. The RDM always sung to me as well, but there is something wonderful about a Moonphase.
I also wish that it was manual wind. The Speedy Pro has really convinced me that manual wind is the way to go.
For 50 and over Sorry I'm not really laughing at you, but the watch is just too out of date!
That's exactly why it is fantastic.
Ahh, gotcha, made you just uncover your age
What the hell are you talking about?
But seriously! I can see I am amongst older gents! You guys like going backwards, pretty fast, too, while I like to go forward! So, as not to become an irritant, I'll post when there are watches I know more about
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