Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
I think the Silver Arrow was nice as well, though I believe it's been discontinued:
I like it, and the condition at least in the photo is excellent! I have often thought that if I got a Patek I would choose a Gondolo or some other rectangular model.
If you don't have a rectangular watch, I highly recommend adding one you your collection. I love having non-round dress watches. At times seem a bit more formal and unexpected. They also look and wear differently than round watches. You don't have to go very large for them still to look modern. I wear round sport watches most of the week so if I dress up for an evening out it feels a bit more special to put on a non-round watch. Maybe like if you wear sneakers much of the week and then you put on a pair of bespoke shoes for nice event. Just my 2 cents.
Go for the one on the leather band. Although, I'd look for one without the date cutting up the number 6.
Great watch. My LV doesn't get enough wrist time but its one of my favorites.
Before I really got into collecting, I thought not giving a watch a date function was just a cost saving measure. Now I recognize how often the symmetry of a dial is lost due to a date function. Its really quite sad what a mess companies often make of a dial just to put in a date window. I think most companies believe adding a date for practicality's sake increases the number of potential buyers. Just one example, but the Rolex Daytona has been subject to lots criticism for not having a date. Just research it on TZ. When Rolex used the Zenith El Primero as a base people ranted about them not making use of the date function that the movement has. Then some people bitched that the inhouse movement didn't give a date. I've also seen a ton of posts about people selling them after a short time because they found they can't live with a watch that doesn't have a date function. So sadly, I think its a bit of management pandering to the masses who complain when a watch doesn't have a date. I think collectors or those with an interest in design are the ones that more often choose watches without a date.
Been being fussy over straps lately.
Second and Third Line, crossposted
Never seen this watch before but I like it.
Now yer talkin'
I'm thinking of getting rectangular watch for fancier evening events. I've tried on the JLC Reverso Ultrathin but didn't like it enough to pay the $$$$. Similarly, I have considered the Lange Cabaret but it is tough to justify the price tag. So lately I've been browsing vintage watches to see if anything interesting at a fair price pops up.
How about a Zenith Port Royal or a IWC Da Vinci the later seems to be a 2 hand bargain.
I also really like Roger Dubuis La Monegasques in the base version, only problem is, it's HUGE.
Do any of the Carter Tanks strike your fancy?
I think Cartier does the best looking rectangular watches - Tank Francaise or Americaine or classic Santos. I'd frankly choose one of those over an uncomplicated Reverso.
I've seen a surprising amount of focus on the date function on TZ. I don't deny that it's useful to be able to glance down and know the date, especially on an absent minded morning, but I don't see how you can spend thousands of dollars on something with such a blatant aesthetic defect. To me it's almost as purpose defeating as a watch that is wildly inaccurate.
Just wanted to resurface my question if any of the resident forum experts have thoughts. Thanks in advance.
First, I'm jealous of your Reverso!
Second, unfortunately I don't know much about daytonas, but I think youll find better answers on puristspro or timezone!
I echo Cyclon's sentiments. Dino may be able to help you out over here, but you may have better luck on TZ or TPP.
Also, does anyone have any feelings on the Blancpain Villeret Annual Calendar with Moonphase? I just realized that it is potentially in my budget, and it is always a watch I have admired... I cannot find a lick of information about it online though, unfortunately.
And more pics: http://www.europeanwatch.com/16977.htm#_self
Also, as an addendum... I know this may just turn out to be a dumb distraction, but it is always good to exhaust one's options before making a decision.
i was never all that into it, i thought it was ok. and then a friend of mine got one, and i saw it in person. its gorgeous. love it.
and yes, by all means, get all your options on the table before you seal the deal.
unless you can afford to buy whatever you want whenever you want, that is.
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