The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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I passed this up in October but for some reason it won't get out of my head!

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:I passed this up in October but for some reason it won't get out of my head!

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Very nice, and the 4-hands is the version to go for. Did you check out the white dial, I think I like it more than the black ?
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Yes, and strangely enough this is one black dial I just love. Normally I avoid them.
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It's mesmeric in a lurid kind of way.

I'm not keen on the way that inner dial is presented.

The fact that you passed it up in October should not be overlooked.

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Wise thinking, scooter. But when did watch collectors ever listen to wisdom? :lol:
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blowfish89 wrote:I have a couple of itches still to scratch - 1) A gray dial watch, 2) A watch with tritium lume

And here's a Ball Fireman Racer Classic (I wish the date window was at 6 or no-date)
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If it weren't for the color and position of the date window, I'd be willing to bet that I would have already picked one of these up even though I already have a dressy Ball watch. It really is nice, but that window just flat out kills it for me. A shame.
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it's funny how the 4:30 position bothers me more on that clean, dressier watch than it does on the C60.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Wise thinking, scooter. But when did watch collectors ever listen to wisdom? :lol:
Absolutely never AVO, and long may it continue.

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gwells wrote:it's funny how the 4:30 position bothers me more on that clean, dressier watch than it does on the C60.
I feel the same. Part of it has to do with a lack of white anywhere else on the dial other than the small amount of text, but in general, the moment I see a 4:30 date on any watch these days, I scratch the watch off my list. It's a shame because Ball and Bremont both have a number of watches with dates at that position.

Give me no date, date @ 6 or date @ 3 in that order of preference.
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atnits wrote:I could post something different in this thread every day.

Today: no-date sub (picture please, Scooter!)
A day late, but who cares.

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scooter wrote: Image

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Peteo wrote:Give me no date, date @ 6 or date @ 3 in that order of preference.
yes plz.
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gwells wrote:it's funny how the 4:30 position bothers me more on that clean, dressier watch than it does on the C60.
I feel the same. Part of it has to do with a lack of white anywhere else on the dial other than the small amount of text, but in general, the moment I see a 4:30 date on any watch these days, I scratch the watch off my list. It's a shame because Ball and Bremont both have a number of watches with dates at that position.

Give me no date, date @ 6 or date @ 3 in that order of preference.
I have to agree with both of you. I have a great AD nearby who stocks Ball, and I too would probably pick this one up if not for the date window. Hoping Ball brings out a revised version in Baselworld 2015 or 2016. Also, I have a weakness for 6 o clock date windows, really like them. For this watch, a no-date might be best - but then, Ball would have to do extra work to remove one position of the crown. I wouldn't mind if they had atleast had the date window background color matched.
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Thanks WS

I can't take the credit for the photograph because it was done by learningtofly from TZ.

The watch however, I can.

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blowfish89 wrote:I may be in the minority but I think I prefer the looks of the older classic IWC Portuguese to the new one.

Anyway, discovered that there's a new Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope released -
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Thanks for flagging this one up. It's an absolute beauty and may well be my treat for this year.

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