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. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    I spent an hour or so clicking through JC Randell's website yesterday and dreaming of what I'd like to have engraved. He does some really fantastic work. Does anyone have an idea of how much he charges?
     
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    Anyone have any thoughts on the Grande Reverso Calendar? It is a very, very beautiful watch, if I do say so myself...

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    This or the MUT Moon... Hmmm....
     


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    Not NCAA, but still arranged in divisions. There's been a lot of change since my days, of course.

    Back to watches...has anybody ever had a negative experience (or even heard about one) with a Blancpain? The 50 Fathoms is high on my list, but I don't know anybody who's ever owned one.
     


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    Quote: I tried both the MUT Moon and Grande Calendar (SS) on this weekend, along with a couple other reversos. I've been saving for the MUT Moon for a while, but the reverso is the only rectangular watch I've liked on my wrist and kind of screwed up my plans. I would have switched to the Reverso Calendar in a heart beat, but the display case back with the movement was not my favorite. The movement just doesn't fit the case and it bothered me; I think I'd prefer a solid case back. Just my 2 pennies.
     


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    That is definitely an issue that I noted as well. For some reason or another, the movement in the case really did not bother me too much. Perhaps because it is a rectangular movement? I am not entirely sure. That surely detracts from the watch though! It does have such a lovely face though... And the Reverso is a classic. A Reverso would be such a nice graduation watch to have, although the MUT Moon is definitely not a slouch either!
     


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    Starts at $1000-$1500, sky is the limit. He declines requests for simpler designs.
     


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    I think I loved the face so much that the back was a let down by comparison. I might end up going with it still, I still am ~6 months out from purchasing. The reversos in general have given me a lot to think about that I hadn't planned on as I had never put one on my wrist before; though the duo was just a touch to big for my taste.
     


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    Thanks; that's good to know.
     


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    I was going to pull the trigger on the MUT Moon soon... but I am visiting Philly in March, and may just wait until my visit to make a decision...
     


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    That's a beaut! The shot on the left shows a ton of face depth and of course great clarity.
     


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    I tried one on in October, and while it's commendably slim, I found its overall dimensions too large for what a Reverso should be — it's a bit much. Also, the size of the movement makes the watch's design fundamentally compromised. OK, the spacer is well-finished, but the 843 within is part of a movement series that was designed for a different case. The display back makes it all too obvious:

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    There are many Reverso iterations I would choose ahead of it. Among moonphase versions, the looks of the day/night disc and power reserve indicator on the Sun Moon models absolutely slay the tiny windows of the complete (i.e. non-annual) calendar, which is quite frankly not that great of a complication anyway. The original 40-hour Sun Moon is the Reverso to have IMHO, and I plan on making it my next JLC:

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    The dial of the 8-day-movement Sun Moon is gorgeous as well, but another thick XGT-cased model would be pointless for me. Nonetheless, this is what sapphire backs are for:

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    If that's not watch p0rn, then I don't know what is!
     
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    Nice, very nice.

    Wearing this one today.
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    They certainly are nice (even the Calendar model), but I can't take credit for any of those photos.

    Lovely Aquanaut!
     


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    Thanks for sharing anyways, great looking watch.


    Thank you.
     


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