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. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Just wanted to follow-up this comment with a picture, even if it isnt mine. Anyone have thoughts on this JLC?

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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    love that watch. always have.
     
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    though this was neat so im sharing it.

    a coin?

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    here you can see the faint lines of the push button...

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    noap! a watch!

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  4. DerekS

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    Id be worried that id spend it on the vending machine eating twinkies.
     
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    Gorgeous watch, made by a great watch company.

    However given the choice between this and a Patek,


    I Personally would spend the extra to get the Patek.
     
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    That may be, but there's the insignificant detail that the "extra" to get any Patek perpetual calendar vs. that steel JLC is going to represent at least a 3X increase in price. Other than the trifling issue of cost, yes, the Patek is obviously the one to get. Well, that and the literal years it can take to have a complicated Patek Philippe serviced... :nest:

    However, as long as we're working with unlimited funds and not considering service issues, given the choice between a Patek Philippe perpetual and a Philippe Dufour minute repeater with sonneries, I personally would spend the extra to get the Dufour. I'll take mine in platinum, please! :teach:

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    I've bought several watches from Govberg in Philly - hard to beat their service (or discounts)



     
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    Only thing I hate about this watch is the asymmetrical year function tucked away at the top there
     
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    Are you thinking about new or used for that one? Its possible they made some improvements to its movement if you are considering a current model. My Dad considered one back in 2003/2004. However, our local AD hated that watch. The few that they sold always came back with problems. He said all the other JLCs they sold were reliable and trouble free, but the old Master Perpetual Calendar had issues. I don't know if they eventually made some changes that resolved problems with that watch.
     
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    Neat watch. I've seen them made by a few companies. Years ago Vacheron was making them. Not sure if they still do.
     
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    :lol:


    cool. remember who you dealt with?


    thanks. not sure how it works. i am pretty sure its illegal, at least with US currency, to alter it like that.
     
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    Good to know, thanks Dino. I was considering getting a used The current master calendar does not appeal to me. I find that a number of the master series updates are inferior to their earlier vintages.
     
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    No problem Axel. I'd hate to see one of our SF regulars stuck with an unreliable watch. As I had mentioned, my Father considered one years ago as they seemed like a bargain for a perpetual calendar. However, once we heard about their issues, and I did a bit of online research back then, he nixed that watch and chose a different model.

    Good luck on the search for your next watch!
     
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    Not sure about the details, however Corum's coin watch is still on its website. Its a bit different in that unlike the one you guys have, or the VC version, Corum's coin watch does not open to reveal a watch. The coin is the watch case housing the movement, and the coin's surface is the dial of the watch. http://www.corum.ch/site/#/COLLECTION/WATCHCHAPTER/232
     
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    What do you guys think? I'm leaning towards the gray ruthenium colorway but afraid that it'll be less versatile over the long-term. Decisions decisions...
     
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