Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
love this watch!
to continue on the reverso storyline of late, especially re: worldwide edition with diff straps, heres some visuals courtesy of the PuristPro forums:
cordovan, gator, ostrich respectively
Personally I like the cordovan the best, but I think some side stitching would help.
I like the gator best, the pattern on the strap is the same shape as the Reversos case.
ha good call!
I am going with the gator. But I am a sucker for gator .
I think tan or dark brown gator would be lovely as well. Or grey gator.
I think I would have a different feeling about the cordovan if it had side stitching.
i'd almost never mix brown and black with my clothing, but man, a brown strap can look great on a black-faced watch. i saw a speedmaster on hodinkee's instagram with one of his brown straps and it looked ace. not such a fan of the ostrich patterning, though. nice point about the square pattern of the gator/croc leather echoing the case. the cleanness of the cordovan is quite classy. probably best to compare on a wrist, though generally i can do with less wrist shots of watches (sorry everyone!)
i've recently been reading more about "haute horology" watches--urwerk, mb&f, etc. what are people's thoughts on these sometimes wild watches? i'm coming around to seeing their place, but I think perhaps i need more time in the "regular" watch world before i could really appreciate them. not that i will ever be able to afford one, mind you.
I think there is far, far, far more that I would spend my money on before I even thought about turning to Haute Horology, a la MB & F and Urwerk. I think that they are fascinating, and I think it is "healthy" for us to expand the notion of what a watch "is," existentially speaking (I think that existential is the word I am looking for). Who are we to say that a watch should, or should not be.
Now, with that said, I could never see myself wearing such a device. But then, I also would not wear anything from Harry Winston's "Opus" series, or even much from JLC's Duometre range (there are exceptions... Quantieme Lunaire, mmmm). Personally, I think that it is great that we have people who are constantly pushing the boundaries--it gives me hope that we are experiencing something of a watch renaissance. And I hope that these new "horological machines" draw more people into this hobby that I love. I have always been drawn to the traditional, but if there is one thing I have learned about WIS', it is that there are ALL different kinds. So I guess I think that it is healthy that manufacturers are trying to push the boundaries.
The one "haute horology" brand that I am somewhat intrigued by in Richard Mille. I would wear the HELL out of the following:
the porcelain finish on the face looks better irl.
The gaiter does mirror the square shape of the watch and has been very cleverly cut. The ostrich is lovely though and would be the one for me - wonderful warm colour and the dark edges really work..
The forum´s very own Singular usually has them, I believe. I got mine off eBay, just search for "braided nato". Very comfy strap.
Any recommendations for a simple watch with a moonphase at 6 o'clock in white metal or PG?
In essence, something like this...
...but somehow I find myself wishing the moonphase was a little bigger.
What do u guys think of the senator automatic?
The others in the same tier price wise (jlc master control, m.u.t., iwc portofino, blancpain villeret) I am not as fond of in their newer incarnations..
Any other brands I should be looking at?
If you want a bigger moonphase, then what about the IWC portofino moonphase? It's 46mm though the moonphase is at 12oclock
I love this watch. I prefer the caseback to my JLC. The reason I chose the JLC MUT MOON over the GO SA was that I went for the complication and the JLC name. The senator automatic is always in the back of my mind, though at this point in time my mind is telling me if I were to spring for a GO I should get a panomatic (lunar or power reserve) or the senator observer as they are quintessentially GO (moreso the pano than the observers). more pics
If youre looking for a classy, elegant and understated watch then you are on the right track w JLC, BP Villeret, and GO. If you like it you should get it.
Chopard LUC is also worth investigating.
In parting I leave you with this--hot damn:
I echo your thoughts Cyclon in regards to the Senator Automatic. I know it is kind of silly, but I just don't know if I would turn to GO for a 'standard' 3-hand watch. The Senator Automatic is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but if I was to go for GO I would probably get the PML, or something from the Sixties or Seventies collection. The Senator Automatic definitely still has that GO DNA that Cyclon was speaking of, which I do like.
And Apropos, in regards to moonphases similar to the JLC MUT Moon, have you considered the BP Villeret Moonphase? And Cyclon, I think Apropos may have meant bigger as in relation to the size of the watch itself, i.e. comprising a greater %age of it. My interpretation could be wrong, of course. I feel like with the BP the moonphase is really the focal point, which I like.
One of my favorites in the price range.
And in regards to LUC Chopard... My god they have some beautiful watches. I have never really been fond of Chopard or skeletonized watches, but the one I saw yesterday... *swoon.*
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