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

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neil8fletcher3 wrote:Planning a trip to iceland in the future, think I've got these in order

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In the meantime thinking of this

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With the way my collection has gone I would like to have my 101 back. It went to move things along (Which it did). Lovely thing...
Been thinking about putting my 101 up for sale for a while now but just can't commit to loosing it. Might test the waters soon.
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vikingdrvr wrote:patiently awaiting its arrival :D

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Ooh, that's pretty!

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After the inability of Longines to supply the correct size Retrograde Moon phase, I have gone back to the idea of a more bespoke piece that I will have really always wanted as opposed to an itch scratch.

I have therefore been chatting with Dornbluth about one of these two.

Interestingly, they have said that they will produce a bespoke 1 off larger case for me. :)

But...... The plummeting pound has hoofed up the price, and it is hard to choose between them.

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However..... spanner in the works. :( They have also said that they can get hold of one of these! It is a watch that I have always wanted, but again the exchange rate makes a big problem, and the case may be a tad large even for me.

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The fact that Dornbluth will produce a one off case for me in my perfect size, suddenly makes the other models a lot more interesting!


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Sorry, each to their own & all that, but numerals that badly mutilated... :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
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Isis wrote:Sorry, each to their own & all that, but numerals that badly mutilated... :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
Whilst many have an issue with them, I must admit that I don't mind the nibbled numerals. Several of my watches have them and it is not something that I notice.

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What are the dials made from on these Dornbluth watches?
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downer wrote:What are the dials made from on these Dornbluth watches?
Some are sterling Silver, some are brass, the Gorch Fock is hand engraved matte silvered brass. (Which I assume adds hugely to the price)

The coatings are painted and/or enamelled. (I believe - I am still going through all the details they have sent!!!)

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Smegwina, you hold on to your watches forever. A Dornbluth is perfect for you.
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downer wrote:What are the dials made from on these Dornbluth watches?
Forgot to add, that if I went with a bespoke case, it would have a bespoke dial, that whilst limited by the movement chosen (must be a version of the 99), can be customised in several ways. - eg, losing the nibbled numbers etc etc.......

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Interesting choices Nick :-)
Both are very nice indeed and hard to choose between.
I'm not familiar with the brand though I have to say so I'll have to do some research today.
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I want a Fat Lady.
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Brian Trubshaw was one of my heroes.

Seriously.

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scooter wrote:Brian Trubshaw was one of my heroes.

Seriously.

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In an era of heroes and pioneers, he has to be up there with the best!

Brave man, stunning aircraft and a huge loss/backward step.

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Just started a thread about this in the vintage section:

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 63&t=38958

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Just started a thread about this in the vintage section:

http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... 63&t=38958

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That is amazing. Hate to think how much it would cost to buy/service!

Stunning though.

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