robsutherland posted:
mangiare posted:

excuse my ignorance but what does the dial in the top left do? 

 

Power reserve. 

Then separate timezones on each dial really with separate movements that are harmonically linked to make them more accurate. It's really a marvel. And so is the cost. Eye watering.   

It is amazing what $75K will buy you these days! Journe is indeed very special.

Is it a 38mm? 

robsutherland posted:

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Stunning and while it's a little odd from afar when it's on your wrist it just works. Exceptionally comfortable. 

I have always admired this watch. The great Jack Forster sat next to me recently on a flight and was wearing the VC American 1921. 

Chefs are very often serious watch collectors. Eric Ripert owns this timepiece along with many others. He actually wears his 1921 while cooking at Le Bernardin.

robsutherland posted:

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Stunning and while it's a little odd from afar when it's on your wrist it just works. Exceptionally comfortable. 

Beautiful watch Rob. I can see how the offset hour markers would line up with the eye very well for left hand wearers. Interesting that the second hand is at a different angle than the main dial, but somehow even looks more "right". 

wineart 2 posted:

I have bought a couple of watches recently and not sure I posted.

Bought the 100th anniversary Cartier Tank MC 1904 movement and also bought the 40th anniversary Cartier de Santos ( large) and both have found a place within my normal rotation. 

I've always been attracted to those square Cartier watches with the roman numerals. Though never felt they fit my style for some reason. Beautiful pieces sir. 

Just wound and set the date on my IWC Portuguese 7 day to wear tonight. Tonight is a combination celebration of a new job I recently accepted and hitting a local jiujitsu fight night tournament with a few dozen matches scheduled. The watch and the jiujitsu feel like a bit of an incongruity, but tonight is a celebration so I don't really care. 

snipes posted:

Just wound and set the date on my IWC Portuguese 7 day to wear tonight. Tonight is a combination celebration of a new job I recently accepted and hitting a local jiujitsu fight night tournament with a few dozen matches scheduled. The watch and the jiujitsu feel like a bit of an incongruity, but tonight is a celebration so I don't really care. 

Snipes, awesome. Email me a picture! 😎

wineart 2 posted:
snipes posted:

Just wound and set the date on my IWC Portuguese 7 day to wear tonight. Tonight is a combination celebration of a new job I recently accepted and hitting a local jiujitsu fight night tournament with a few dozen matches scheduled. The watch and the jiujitsu feel like a bit of an incongruity, but tonight is a celebration so I don't really care. 

Snipes, awesome. Email me a picture! 😎

Snipes, thanks for the text and great catching up! 

See you soon....

longboarder posted:

Just spent 3 days in Zurich. Finally succumbed to the endless temptation and bought an everyday Longine 45197744 in rose gold with a brown Jaeger alligator strap. I loved the classic look of this watch and don’t feel guilty in the least. 

LB, nice buy. 

I was recently in Europe and Longines is advertising like crazy and starting to sponsor sporting events again.

I love the Breguet like hands. The style has been around since 1783 for a reason. Your new timepiece also has some German influences on the dial. Very nice! 

I am itching to buy an IWC Portuguese Chronograph...but just read a story that a guy on the beach in Spain was robbed of his Richard Mille  RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split second chronograph.

Had to Google the watch...IMO what an ugly timepiece.  His watches are so expensive and not attractive at all.  This one is apparently worth $1.3M.  Anyone like the looks of RM watches?

napacat posted:

I am itching to buy an IWC Portuguese Chronograph...but just read a story that a guy on the beach in Spain was robbed of his Richard Mille  RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split second chronograph.

Had to Google the watch...IMO what an ugly timepiece.  His watches are so expensive and not attractive at all.  This one is apparently worth $1.3M.  Anyone like the looks of RM watches?

Agree, I think the RMs are hideous myself.   Have never understood the appeal. 

Had a guy come in for a semi-senior role (Director, Institutional Sales & Trading) and he was wearing this. Don't know what to think. Part of me is "good for you!" and part of me is "why? why would you show off in an interview like that?". Chances are he just didn't think of it, but...

 

wineart 2 posted:
longboarder posted:

Just spent 3 days in Zurich. Finally succumbed to the endless temptation and bought an everyday Longine 45197744 in rose gold with a brown Jaeger alligator strap. I loved the classic look of this watch and don’t feel guilty in the least. 

LB, nice buy. 

I was recently in Europe and Longines is advertising like crazy and starting to sponsor sporting events again.

I love the Breguet like hands. The style has been around since 1783 for a reason. Your new timepiece also has some German influences on the dial. Very nice! 

I like the Arabic numerals.

robsutherland posted:

Had a guy come in for a semi-senior role (Director, Institutional Sales & Trading) and he was wearing this. Don't know what to think. Part of me is "good for you!" and part of me is "why? why would you show off in an interview like that?". Chances are he just didn't think of it, but...

 

It's a fake.  I saw him on the 504 with his lunch in a  no frills bag.   On his way to the interview.

The Old Man posted:

Shop HQ is right now showing an Invicta 63mm Grand Octane Coalition Forces Swiss Watch. For one hundred and fifty bucks how can you go wrong? And "it will never be offered again." Not to worry, they make about 20 new models a day.

Umm, I think you overlooked the word, fine? πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

wineart 2 posted:
The Old Man posted:

Shop HQ is right now showing an Invicta 63mm Grand Octane Coalition Forces Swiss Watch. For one hundred and fifty bucks how can you go wrong? And "it will never be offered again." Not to worry, they make about 20 new models a day.

Umm, I think you overlooked the word, fine? πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

I bet you don't have a watch with the Batman logo. What could be finer than that?

Invicta Men's DC Comics Quartz Stainless-Steel Strap, Black, 31 Casual Watch (Model: 27098)

$270 to bring your collection up to date, what could be finer than that?

This is the thanks I get when I try to participate in a thread!

thelostverse posted:
The Old Man posted:

Interesting story.  I was born in Elgin, so it always intrigues me to see an Elgin Watch.  Althgouh, I had never heard of Illinois Watch Co.

Old Man, Illinois Watch Co. was a serious pocket watch company for the railroad firms after the Civil War. After the Great Depression they worked closely with Hamilton, made movements for Hamilton and I think were the exclusive movement manufacturer for all of the Hamilton rectangle timepieces. 

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