Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Continuing with the downmarket trend
There are advantages to both:
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I just Luv the fade, but both are very nice looking.
Cant buy any watches once you have expired! ("No such thing" I use to describe things true-to-life)
the most comfortable 'sports' watch I own. And I think it looks pretty cool too. Like the majority out there, wish it didn't have the Seals branding associated with it (of course nothing against our awesome SEALS), but thankfully it's only noticeable on the caseback. RogerP - I heard what you said about Mall-ninja'ing and I agree with you. I've mall ninja'd the shit out of a lot of things (cameras, art supplies, golf equipment etc..) but I will say this watch wasn't one of them. I just love the materials, the aesthetic and it just works perfectly (with a recent tune up from Richemont..)
Neat classic look
Nicholas, that Junghans is super nice - the chrono is on my want list - love the austerity of it all.
rnguy - when it comes to JLC, my preference definitely runs toward their classic designs versus the contemporary stuff with all the tough-guy marketing gimmicks. I don't doubt they are very well made - JLC is a superb manufacturer - they just aren't to my aesthetic taste.
My taste isn't definitive for anyone other than me, though. I had a similar lament during the long Nataf reign at Zenith when the designs went all modern / science fiction and I lost interest in the brand. Now the wheel has turned and they are back to producing more contemporary classics. These new(er) models from JLC certainly have their fans, and as long as those fans are ponying up the dough, it's a good move for JLC. Choice is good.
Enjoyed wearing this one on cordovan with denim and brogues lately; the XGT proportions are a bit non-traditional for a Reverso, but the guilloché dial is really something to see in the colourful evening light as the days get longer here. While it's not the best choice for cycling or everyday abuse, there are times and places where when it's nice to have something like this. It's the ideal Amsterdam watch, for example.
Norway more often suits something like a Sinn, though. This is what ETA-based watches are for!
superb reverso. and it looks great on that strap.
what's the complication at 2 o'clock? Is that an AM/PM window? Moon Phase?
"jour & nuit" (day & night). aka, AM/PM, as you suggested.
also, seen bigger here.
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The day/night disc is my favourite feature. The sun and stars are done in gold, and they're incredibly dynamic when you look at them; they change from mirror black to almost white depending on the lighting angle.
You get a hint of the perfect mirror finish on the sun decoration in this wrist shot, but it's nothing like how it appears in real life. It's a fun watch that would definitely get worn a lot more if I lived in a different city.
I love the sun/moon model shown above as well, especially in the GT-cased 40-hour-movement version.
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