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. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Ochs and Junior has some pretty damn fascinating watches and their tech is really cool too.

    Love the Breguet.
     
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    I know, right??!

    I love their recent revamp - every model is now offered in both 39 and 42 mm sizes now, which makes me really happy.

    Their new website is also an absolute pleasure to browse, unlike say, the Vacheron Constantin website.
     
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    I'm no genius but seeing as how they came up with their Moonphase blows my mind. I love how though they're using 'fewer' parts, and a simpler design,yet it's clear their science and technical knowledge is just incredible.

    Don't get me wrong. I love how watchmaking in general is taking it to new levels with the incorporation of new materials, sciences and grows ever complex. But Ochs and Junior is a great counterpoint that also advances horology as a whole, while making a simple idea (like telling time) still magical.

    Though I will probably never own one, I'm a big fan of what they're doing..

    They look great too IMO.
     
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    Love the Breguet, but I'm not sure if I would feel something was missing if I didn't get one of their watches with a guilloche dial (although I must admit, some of their more recent guilloche work hasn't appealed to me). Still its sort of a key element I think of when I hear the name Breguet.

    As for the Ochs & Junior I can't decide if I find it very modern, or if it reminds me more of a dial designed by someone in elementary school. Interesting watch, probably just not my taste.
     
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    apropos - i love that breget. one of breguets signatures is the asymmetric dial. i dont love them all, but many are done supremely, imo.

    dino - while breget is indeed famous as well for their guilloche, i think that on that watch, the simpler dial works very well. obvious solution, buy another model with awesome guilloche.
     
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    apropos Senior member

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    Here is another photo of the enamel 7787, which IMO better reflects what it looks like IRL:

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    For me the deal breaker with a lot of Breguet guilloche dials is the IMO somewhat heavy handed placement of too large dial (yes, they are not model!) numbers. Like this example which IMO spoils the beautifully designed dial:

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    Or compare that beautiful enamel 7787 I posted earlier with its guilloched twin:

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    Not quite as charming, right?

    I understand it is sort of rooted in the Breguet DNA, as in like the actual subscription pocketwatches made by AL Breguet, but his implementation was surely far more discreet. :nodding:

    There is also no apparent rhyme or reason to the shape, size, or actual content of the brand/dial number etching. Some are ovoid, others are rectangles, and yet others are rings. Some have 'No' (as in 'No 7787'), others do not. Some are single line, others are double line. Some rectangles follow the curve of the dial, others do not. Some are placed on subdials, others are not. I find this lack of consistency a bit puzzling.

    And of course there are those who find any implementation of full dial guilloche somewhat too baroque for their taste. Thankfully, I am not in that group...
     
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    agree 100%.

    do not like the guilloche at all in the first one. and the second one not bad, but i like the enamel version better.
     
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    Don't know anything about the brand, but I do like the design of the Paul Picot Technograph. Love the depth and details of the dial. 44mm, though, is a bit big for my wrist.

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    Hi Stitch. I actually, like the watch in Apropos's post, its simply to me a guilloche dial is a strong part of Breguet's DNA, hence I might feel I missed out on it, later on. So although I like the one in Apropos's post, I'm not sure I could pull the trigger on it unless they did a buy one Breguet get one free deal [​IMG].

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    I agree regarding that model, the non-guilloche is more appealing. Also, please note that I stated earlier that some of their more recent guilloche is not appealing to me. I don't understand why there are various versions of design for where the place the No. and I don't care for the oval to hold the number. It seemed much more discreetly placed on previous watches they have done. I can see some people finding guilloche dials a bit too ornate, but I find on many of their older watches its part of the DNA and charm of a Breguet.
     
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    next time i visit the boutique, i will inquire about said deal.
     
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    A little boring today, but as it was a gift from the wife, it is special to me:

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    Problem solved - they got the FC down to a price I could not refuse

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    I will likely go back for a JLC Master Ultra-thin Moon in about a year.
     
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    Excellent ! Let me know what they think of it.


    Congrats and enjoy it!
     
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    very pretty, and sentimental value too.


    neat looking watch. enjoy!


    :lol:
     
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