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. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    I thought they'd just brought it in house. The columnwheel and flyback complication lend some legitimacy to the pricehike.
     
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    Damn it, this is not good for my savings account.. not good at all..

     
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    No, the Caliber 89361 was designed and made in-house from the ground-up. IWC has been using it in their nicer chronographs. Completely different animal. I believe the 3714 with the Valjoux 7750 will continue on as an entry-level watch.
     
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    The in-house 89361:

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    The Valjoux-based movement in the Port. Chrono:

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    That Yacht Club chrono I endorse without reservation.
     
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    Yeah, it is going to do well. Particularly since they didn't cut off any numerals. A triumph in and of itself.
     
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    No kidding. I guess that is one big advantage of having an in-house movement. Valjoux 7750 was too small I guess, so they had to put the subdials closer to the center of the watch.
     
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    And no more mushroom bezel!
     
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    I hear you. My watch is the ugly country cousin of yours, and I think a couple of years older! Also currently broken (by my dropping it on the floor only months after having it restored), and on its way to Switzerland for a consultation with the doctor...


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    Overall, a handsome watch, although I'd have preferred no date.
     
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    I would have preferred side-by-side sub-dials, too. But that was never going to happen. IWC seems to have decided the vertical top-bottom arrangement is their thing.
     
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    Welcome and thanks for sharing a photo with us.
     
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    Are you sure you aren't on your way to Basel, mimo, to splurge on that perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph minute repeater tourbillon???
     
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