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. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    FAIK, IWC made the first mechanical watch with a digital read out, the 'Pallweber', a pocket watch. About 1885 or so.

    I'm afraid I don't know who makes this kind of wrist watch, besides those you mention.
     
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    did you kop?
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    The only option that would be cheaper isn't exactly what you are looking for, but it may be close enough, and be within your budget...a Jumping Hour watch. You can find pre-owned models from AP such as the Star Wheel and Star Wheel Millenary, Cartier had the Tank a Vis Jump hour, VC has had the Heure Sautante, and Bvlgari & Gerald Genta have also offered jumping hour watches.

    There are not many "digital" or "jumping hour" watches because they just are relatively pricey (I've never seen one as an entry level to any brand) and they don't seem main stream enough to be popular (basic supply & demand). On occasion AP, VC, and Cartier have offered jumping our watches and they never remain in production very long. If there were a greater demand you would probably find a larger selection of them. Good luck on your search.
     
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    There's always Urwerk, but also pricey.... and unattractive.
     
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    The zeitwerk is high up on my grail watch list.

    :inlove:
     
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    Someday...
     
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    I didn't mention Urwerk because its about the same price as a YG or RG Zeitwerk, which seemed to be beyond his budget. There is also MB&F but again beyond his budget and weird looking.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen the MB&F / Unwerk / 4N models, but those are in a class of their own. I was thinking more along somewhat traditional dial shapes.

    What I really dislike about the Zeitwerk (and actually the big dates on their other watches) is that one of the dials is slightly underneath the other dial. I understand why this is the case, but it just looks so bad, and sticks out so much. I feel that creating a date or minutes where both numbers are level should be possible, and at AL&S price points, it should be expected.
     
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    I was going to suggest the JLC Extreme Lab 2, or the new IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Day Date month.. Not sure if these alternatives are much cheaper..
     
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    Oh man i hope so.
     
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    Uh oh, looks like the Rolex will have to wait. Stumbled on a watch for sale on the secondary market that I have been seeking for some time. At the time I bought my Speedy 9300, the choice was between that watch and the Speedy - I never regretted the choice - just always wished I could have done both. Now it seems like I might be able to do just that - and at a MUCH better than new price. Taking a short road trip to pick it up tomorrow - everyone keep your fingers crossed for me. :) Hint - it's a chronograph that sits roughly in the same price bracket as the Speedy (new).
     
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    very exciting. cant wait to see it. :cheers:
     
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    Just pulled the trigger on a new (to me) watch... I guess it was from the estate of an older watch enthusiast.
    Not WUS approved but I've wanted one for quite a while.

    Stitch will know what it is.
     
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    :slayer: mazal tov!
     
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    Looks like we'll be seeing some more new metal in the near future - cool.
     
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