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. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Very nice, I can't wait to see what you dial looks like.

    Did they give you any idea what exactly is going to be on it?
     
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    Oh man, good luck on the wait and hope it comes soon. I don't think I would have had the patience to wait that long. I am totally the kid who would have eaten that one marshmallow versus waiting for two.
     
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    Yes, I was referring to JLC. I've been fortunate enough to handle some very very very exquisite examples of enamelwork from JLC, but at the same time I realise you are not charging $XXX,XXX for your watches, nor making them in editions of 1.

    I asked about the dual escapement because I was wondering if they beat at different frequencies, or if this was an attempt at a resonance watch (and I say 'attempt' because they are too far apart!).

    The screwed gold chatons I asked about because I found it a bit interesting that a thoroughly modern watch should have a nod to a now obsolete method of affixing jewels without the force of historical momentum like Lange.

    I hope you do not mind, but I would like to make a suggestion - it would be great if there were dial finishes in traditional natural lacquer, as in lacquer derived from the lacquerwood tree, not epoxy resin. As you are doubtless aware, there is a strong history of lacquerware in China and I think given this is not a single watchmaker driven operation but more a boutique watch company that would help in establishing your niche, as well as a brand identity. Other random ideas that have popped into my head include huanghuali marquetry, or MOP in wood marquetry as is commonly found in Chinese furniture. Or perhaps fine porcelain.
     
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    This just gave me an idea: A thin bone china dial in a case with a display back. Would look white when worn, but held against a light source you'd be able to slightly glimpse the movement through the dial.

    Though probably not a watch you'd wanna wear playing golf ;-)
     
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    Disregard.
     
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    ~B~ - i think its very pretty. i agree with some of the criticism regarding the movement finishing, but its still very nice.
     
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    Congrats. Though I am disappointed that you won't be watch shopping in Philly; on second thought, you should still shop for a Reverso [​IMG]
     
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    One of the big reasons I have yet to buy a reverso? Still haven't settled on one.
     
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    Let me help you with that decision.

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    ^ If that was helping, I can only assume that this isn't:

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    ^ After going back and forth, I think the USA LE of the TTR1931 might actually be the slightly nicer model.

    Sure the lume is a "pre-aged" caramel, but IMO it looks a bit better than the regular TTR1931's slightly pale greenish lume hue. Don't know why, maybe that green reminds me of the cheap Casios I grew up with, or the many cheapo bedside Seiko alarm clocks I've had through the years.

    The cordovan on the USA LE is IMO a better match as well. I take back my earlier comments re: Casa Fugly. But imagine this watch on a unlined brown cordovan strap with a single row of contrast cream stitching by the lugs!

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    Congrats! Looking forward to photos when it arrives.
     
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    I too have been trying to decide which I like better and agree with many of your points (especially the strap. In brown), but I prefer the hands on the non-US version.

    I guess I'm just lucky that they don't make one exactly like I'd want ;-)
     
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    I think I prefer the hands and lum of the Non-US version. Still a beauty.
     
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    Friday watch: PAM 112

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