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. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    It's beautiful. I would like one.
     


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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    I wish they left off the year.
     


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    they make a rather affordable torbillon as well. :)


    +1. i am rarely, if at all, a fran of date year wheels on watch dials.
     


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    Or balanced it with a tiny linear power reserve indicator on the other side. :)

    But I'd still have it. Rose for me, please Santa.
     
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    The whole strap apart from the tabs are machine stitched. The edging is crude and uneven. Dont like cordovan, and it didnt fit properly as bespoke would.
     


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    that would be cool.
     


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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    That said, if I had the funds, this would be an immediate purchase in the stainless steel. Amazing bang for the buck.
     


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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    They could have also put the do not change indicator on the other side, but I like it's current placement. But given the value, the year is certainly not a deal breaker.
     


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    Thanks Dino, the B is quite nicely done in the flesh with well-shaped notches.

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    Romp - strap is by Hughes Low
     


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    Nice watch, but their Master Series Perpetual Calendars used to have lots of problems with mechanisms jamming and not advancing. I remember reading a lot about it in back in 2001-2004, and I don't know if they changed their movements in recent years. Hence it their perpetual calendar fell off my wish list a long time ago.
     


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    I examined the JLC master tourbillons with a loupe - finishing could definitely be improved. Hardly any hand-done anglage. I guess for 40k or so that is what the Swiss guys think you should expect.

    In comparison checking out the Vacheron Patrimony and Malte tourbillons and the Lange Cabaret tourbillon (latter two with sublime form movements!) was an exercise in horological intercourse.
     
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    Ahh. The legendary HL.
     


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    Might also be worth considering that the Master (annual) Calendar is around for under $9k....and might even be better proportioned? Maybe that's the value buy. I do love the look of this one though.
     


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    Hey B,

    Thanks for the additional photos. In this photo above, I can see that it really is evenly stitched and it must have been the angle of the watch & strap in the previous photo that made it look uneven. I generally am not a fan of tan straps, but I love how it looks paired with your 1931 Tribute. Simply a stunning combination!
     


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