Non CW of the Day

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Finally got this back on my wrist. And, it's working!

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^Did you have a chance to see the blue 3239 in person ?
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blowfish89 wrote:^Did you have a chance to see the blue 3239 in person ?
No, unfortunately not. They had no stock. I looked at the black version (OK, but not something I would swap my VC for), and a whole host of other IWC's - mainly Portuguese - as they were holding an exhibition. I even had one of these on my wrist for a minute or two:

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The Portugieser Grande Complication has no fewer than 20 displays and functions. Apart from the time and chronograph functions, it includes a perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year, decade and century as well as a perpetual moon phase display. Rounding it all off is mechanical watchmaking’s supreme achievement: the minute repeater.
I think the AD said it was £187,000. I told him it was nice, but I didn't like the way the 10 had been nibbled. He said I was not the first to mention it...
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downer wrote:I think the AD said it was £187,000. I told him it was nice, but I didn't like the way the 10 had been nibbled. He said I was not the first to mention it...
So, you would have bought it had the 10 not been nibbled 8) ?
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That IWC is pretty mad. How did it feel to hold a watch that cost the same as a house!?

Really don't like it compared to the things Patek and Lange etc design for the same price.
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watchstudent wrote:That IWC is pretty mad. How did it feel to hold a watch that cost the same as a house!?

Really don't like it compared to the things Patek and Lange etc design for the same price.
It's pretty crazy to me that anyone could consider spending that on a watch, and it was a proper lump - platinum is heavy and it is 45mm x about 18mm. The sound made by the minute repeater was pretty cool though.
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watchstudent wrote:That IWC is pretty mad. How did it feel to hold a watch that cost the same as a house!?

Really don't like it compared to the things Patek and Lange etc design for the same price.
It's pretty crazy to me that anyone could consider spending that on a watch, and it was a proper lump - platinum is heavy and it is 45mm x about 18mm. The sound made by the minute repeater was pretty cool though.
Is platinum more or less scratch resistant than steel ? I know gold scratches easy..
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blowfish89 wrote:
downer wrote:
watchstudent wrote:That IWC is pretty mad. How did it feel to hold a watch that cost the same as a house!?

Really don't like it compared to the things Patek and Lange etc design for the same price.
It's pretty crazy to me that anyone could consider spending that on a watch, and it was a proper lump - platinum is heavy and it is 45mm x about 18mm. The sound made by the minute repeater was pretty cool though.
Is platinum more or less scratch resistant than steel ? I know gold scratches easy..
No idea really - but I found this.. http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=69361
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watchstudent wrote: ...that cost the same as a house!?
We can only wish that was the case here.
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Dreaming of a rather expensive black dial steel sports watch with a rubber strap, that will remain a dream. Oh well, this will have to do at a small fraction of the cost. I like it so should really wear it more often:
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I seem to be stuck in a rut...stuck in a rut...stuck in a rut...

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^^^ not a bad rut to be stuck in..
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