The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Yeah I heard Blancpain's quality is simply amazing. I would love to see more of them around definitely



     


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    Unfortunately, I am definitely not in *that* kind of position, although I am sure that must be nice! I think I will still probably stick with the MUT Moon, but an annual calendar with a moonphase is a hell of a piece! Also, I love the fact that it has a 75 hour power reserve, and that you can change the date at any time.


    Same here! There is a serious dearth of information available.
     


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    it really is. so well finished, and so robust yet simple and classy. its a great watch. they are under appreciated sometimes in general i think.
     
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    lol, neither am i. :)

    and an annual calendar with a moon is also on my list. i think i will give the 5 spot on my list to that. definitely attainable.
     


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    Thanks. I stumbled on it completely by accident as well, and while it struck me as handsome at first sight, only in getting to understand it further (collaboration between Zenith & MIH, "affordable" in-house calibre with an innovative annual calendar requiring only 9 additional moving parts to the movement) did I really grow to appreciate it.

    And then of course it showed up and it blew away my already high expectations. I think it's a very versatile watch (dresses up well with a gator strap and down well with nylon, casual leather, or rubber) with serious horological credibility.

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    That's a beauty. You will want to keep it on a winder or else keeping it up to date will be a pain. I have a Blancpain Leman Timezone, which is one of my favorite watches. Keeps great time. I am afraid I don't know much about the movement in that one, but can say that I have had great luck with mine being accurate and having no issues. I must say, I love the look. Nice face for an annual calendar.
     


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    If that's the watch I think it is, it uses the 6639 calibre movement. It's a complete calendar, not an annual calendar. I don't know much about that one, and can't seem to find much about it on the Internet either. No idea if it's a fully integrated Frederic Piguet movement or if it uses an FP or other base movenet with an outsourced modual for the calendar. My curiosity is now up!
     


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    I will never walk into Wempe again. Bad experience there. Awful customer service. Paladin has a good rep, but never dealt with them directly either. If/when I decide to get a Lange I will go to them first. ( first gen black face Dato is on my wish list )
     


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    Wearing this one today.
    [​IMG]
     


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    I like this watch, but the squiggly line leading to the date has always bothered me.
     


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    Go for the less complicated! Unless, you actually need the chrono feature! That 3-hand is an excellent dress watch[​IMG]
     


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    Style and good taste, a true classic[​IMG]
     


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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/36253/the-watch-appreciation-thread/10005#post_5137032

    Compare the older version of the villeret moonphase to the new version through the above link. I prefer the older version. As HEPennypacker said, I dont know how I feel about that curved date hand, and I think the roman numerals, the logo placement, and the moon face are all superior on the previous version

    I looked at this watch HARD before the MUT Moon was announced, then switched my loyalty. I've tried on both (that is to say the MUT Moon and the older Villeret Moon. Ive never seen the new BP VM). The BP is smaller at 38mm. It's a more classic look (in terms of morning suits and monacles) whereas the JLC is going for a more modern stripped down minimalism IMO. I've read a few complaints about the JLC in this regard, that it lacks a full calendar complication up top like the reverso calendar or the BP VM but as i said I think they were trying to strip things down.
     
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    +1.
    The Nautilus is a grail for me. such a refined classic.
     


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    I hate date functions because they don't really work. Except on annual calenders, they don't actually "know" the number of days in a month, so you need to constantly re-set them yourself. I won't buy a date function watch for that reason. The one exception I know of is the new Rolex Sky-Dweller which accounts for everything but February, so it only needs to be adjusted once a year. The dial is a mess, but if they could figure out how to clean it up, it would be an awesome watch.

    BTW, if anyone knows of other movements that deal with the date like the Sky-Dweller, I would be interested .
     
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