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Watch Advice

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Kai, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Kai

    Kai Distinguished Member

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    I am considering the purchase of a new watch, and I would like the advice of folks on the forum.

    I've always been fascinated by this multi time zone watch, but I don't really care for the brown band with the contrast white stitching on the yellow gold watch. (I have a JLC Reverso in yellow gold with a similar band, so getting the Breguet in a similar combination seems duplicative.) Should I get the white gold version with the black band, or should I special order a black band to go with the yellow gold watch?
    This would be worn for business, particularly travel (when I only take one watch with me) so it needs to be versatile and go with every sort of business dress.

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    Or is this multi time zone watch too fussy and busy and should I just get the much simpler (and less expensive) classic model?

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  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    Kai, Patek just displayed a new multi-time zone wine at this year's watch show that I think is really cool.
     


  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Distinguished Member

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    It's ref. 5130

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  4. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Distinguished Member

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    kai,

    i vote for the classic. the multi time zone watches look gimmicky. i'd think differently if you could press a button and have the hands move to a different position, with the name of the corresponding city in a little window on the face. but just having the names of a bunch of cities on their is too much.
     


  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like the Audemars World Time from the '40s. Audemars was very well-known for this sort of complication: [​IMG] And then there is the iconic Louis Cottier Patek World Time: [​IMG] As for the Breguets, I'm not particularly keen on Breguet's various complication wristwatches as the styling strikes me as slightly unsophisticated. However, their recent offerings are in better taste; the Tradition looks too much like a misguided attempt to wrestle a pocket watch in a large wristwatch case.
     


  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think simple is better. I don't like watches with a bunch of stuff.

    I've never been a fan of the dual or multi. time-zone thing. It's just a quick calculation in the head that's needed.
     


  8. tiger02

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    I think simple is better. I don't like watches with a bunch of stuff.

    I've never been a fan of the dual or multi. time-zone thing. It's just a quick calculation in the head that's needed.

    Unless you need to track 4 time zones, one of which is offset by 15 minutes and another by 30. Small niche, but still exists.

    Tom
     


  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    Unless you need to track 4 time zones, one of which is offset by 15 minutes and another by 30. Small niche, but still exists.

    Tom



    exactly. which is why I am saving my pennies for the glycine.
     


  10. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    exactly. which is why I am saving my pennies for the glycine.
    I think I like this version best. How much?
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    BTW, also really like the styling of the very first Breguet pictured.
     


  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think I like this version best. How much?
    [​IMG]

    BTW, also really like the styling of the very first Breguet pictured.

    under two K, considering it has 3 separate quality automatic mechanism, not a bad price, just not something I can afford right now.

    The look of the Brequest is cool, but I don't like having all the city names on, for my own sake - I would set the time zones for cities that are relevant to me.
     


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    Unless you need to track 4 time zones, one of which is offset by 15 minutes and another by 30. Small niche, but still exists.

    Tom


    Where are such places?
     


  13. globetrotter

    globetrotter Stylish Dinosaur

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    Where are such places?

    india, nepal, sri lanka, maldives, afganastan, iran, newfoundland, mymar and, I believe, central australia all come to mind - all are off the round hour used by most of the world. there may also be a handfull of african countries that do it.
     


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    india, nepal, sri lanka, maldives, afganastan, iran, newfoundland, mymar and, I believe, central australia all come to mind - all are off the round hour used by most of the world. there may also be a handfull of african countries that do it.


    Interesting. Thanks. You certainly live up to your moniker.
     


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