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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    i concur.


    never owned it, but have lusted for that watch since i first saw it like 10 years ago. my sway would be on the side of robo-kopping.
     
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    I've never owned a Master Geographic, but I've handled one several times. IMHO its one of the easiest to use most functional world time watches. I do prefer the old version as I thought the dial worked a little better for dressier occasions if one is traveling on business. The newer dial is a bit bolder and sportier. I'm generally not a fan of world time watches, but the Master Geographic is a great watch. If I traveled more for business its the world time watch I would choose. Good luck and hope it works out for you.
     
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    I think this is truly spectacular. I never thought a perpetual calendar would be (somewhat) attainable for me, but in steel, this is really lovely and I want it badly. Fits a really nice gap in my small collection -- I have the Submariner LV; Reverso Tribute 1931; a PAM 183 Radiomir; and Royal Oak 15400. Time to start saving my pennies. Thoughts, fellas?

    Image and some more info from Hodinkee:
    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/jaegerlecoultre-master-ultra-thin-perpetual-calendar
     
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    It's beautiful. I would like one.
     
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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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    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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    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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