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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. marvin100

    marvin100 Senior member

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    Not NCAA, but still arranged in divisions. There's been a lot of change since my days, of course.

    Back to watches...has anybody ever had a negative experience (or even heard about one) with a Blancpain? The 50 Fathoms is high on my list, but I don't know anybody who's ever owned one.
     
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    Quote: I tried both the MUT Moon and Grande Calendar (SS) on this weekend, along with a couple other reversos. I've been saving for the MUT Moon for a while, but the reverso is the only rectangular watch I've liked on my wrist and kind of screwed up my plans. I would have switched to the Reverso Calendar in a heart beat, but the display case back with the movement was not my favorite. The movement just doesn't fit the case and it bothered me; I think I'd prefer a solid case back. Just my 2 pennies.
     
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    That is definitely an issue that I noted as well. For some reason or another, the movement in the case really did not bother me too much. Perhaps because it is a rectangular movement? I am not entirely sure. That surely detracts from the watch though! It does have such a lovely face though... And the Reverso is a classic. A Reverso would be such a nice graduation watch to have, although the MUT Moon is definitely not a slouch either!
     
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    Starts at $1000-$1500, sky is the limit. He declines requests for simpler designs.
     
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    I think I loved the face so much that the back was a let down by comparison. I might end up going with it still, I still am ~6 months out from purchasing. The reversos in general have given me a lot to think about that I hadn't planned on as I had never put one on my wrist before; though the duo was just a touch to big for my taste.
     
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    Thanks; that's good to know.
     
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    I was going to pull the trigger on the MUT Moon soon... but I am visiting Philly in March, and may just wait until my visit to make a decision...
     
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    That's a beaut! The shot on the left shows a ton of face depth and of course great clarity.
     
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    I tried one on in October, and while it's commendably slim, I found its overall dimensions too large for what a Reverso should be — it's a bit much. Also, the size of the movement makes the watch's design fundamentally compromised. OK, the spacer is well-finished, but the 843 within is part of a movement series that was designed for a different case. The display back makes it all too obvious:

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    There are many Reverso iterations I would choose ahead of it. Among moonphase versions, the looks of the day/night disc and power reserve indicator on the Sun Moon models absolutely slay the tiny windows of the complete (i.e. non-annual) calendar, which is quite frankly not that great of a complication anyway. The original 40-hour Sun Moon is the Reverso to have IMHO, and I plan on making it my next JLC:

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    The dial of the 8-day-movement Sun Moon is gorgeous as well, but another thick XGT-cased model would be pointless for me. Nonetheless, this is what sapphire backs are for:

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    If that's not watch p0rn, then I don't know what is!
     
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    Nice, very nice.

    Wearing this one today.
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    They certainly are nice (even the Calendar model), but I can't take credit for any of those photos.

    Lovely Aquanaut!
     
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    Thanks for sharing anyways, great looking watch.


    Thank you.
     
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    Yes, the Sun Moon is probably my favorite Reverso as well, and that movement is legitimately stunning. I have not seen the new Reverso Calendar in the flesh, so I really don't know how it would fit on my wrist. From the sounds of it though it seems mighty large! Thanks for your comments, they are much appreciated. I would definitely not pick up a Reverso until I tried one on, but the idea of a Reverso is kind of exciting.
     
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    Though I'm a fan of the face, I'd never seen the back. That is unfortunate.


    +1!
     
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    awesome.


    why wait?


    i dont mind the too small movement so much in that watch, only because they did a nice job of building and finishing the spacer around it so it looks like a puzzle piece, i think its kind of neat.

    and yeah, the movement on sun moon is :drool:
     
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    I may wait just because I would not mind seeing a bunch of selections in the flesh before pulling the trigger. Govberg has the PML, Panoreserve, various Reversos, and other JLCs I am interested in--among others. New Orleans is like a black hole for a lot of watch brands, unfortunately. We will see if I can hold out, however!

    And I kind of agree with you Stitchy. Normally mis-sized movements bother me, but I like how they remedied the issue. I would be a lot more bothered if the movement was circular rather than rectangular.
     
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    Because he wants to go shopping with me of course!
     
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    that is sensible. govberg has a few stores here, i know some good people that work there. good company in my experience. worth waiting if you dont have a dealer there that you think is as good or better.


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    +1


    No JLC dealer, GO dealer, BP dealer... and the list goes on! The JLC FAD cuts a pretty good deal. $8,000 shipped overnight for a MUT Moon seems like a pretty darn good deal. Working on getting him to throw in a Michele watch for the lady friend as well.

    Also, did anyone else see that SWATCH acquired Harry Winston?? Interesting...
     
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