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

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I agree, what a smasher!
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^^that Portofino is lovely
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smegwina wrote:Yesterday, I popped into a rather well known shops "fine watch room" whilst waiting for our dinner reservations just up the road. I was looking for a particular IWC, when I came across a watch I have really looked at before. The Portofino max handwound.

Utterly gorgeous, beautifully made and stunning in both steel and gold.

Hmmmmmmm........


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That is a stunner , I would prefer the stainless version , but that is a gorgeous watch Nick .
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It has a standing invitation to my watch box!
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:It has a standing invitation to my watch box!
Very nicely put sir :)
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:It has a standing invitation to my watch box!
Even at 45mm, with no bezel...?
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downer wrote:
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:It has a standing invitation to my watch box!
Even at 45mm, with no bezel...?
Wondered when someone would notice that!

It may be a touch large for many, but genuinely wears smaller than the specs suggest. - similar to the 43mm 5 day c9.

I am not normally a fan of gold cases and the SS is perfectly lovely (and the one that I would probably choose) but the gold was just stunning, if terrifyingly expensive when compared to the SS.

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@smegwina - sorry Nick.

Too dainty for you IMHO. Stick to the Big Pilot.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Stick to the Big Pilot.
Good point Guy .

Are you still thinking about purchasing the pilot watch Nick , or are you having some doubts ?
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tempusmaximus wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Stick to the Big Pilot.
Good point Guy .

Are you still thinking about purchasing the pilot watch Nick , or are you having some doubts ?
As lovely as the Portofino is Bern, The BP seems to be the one that I just can't get out of my mind Bern, and the reason that I was in the shop!

Just can't decide on the model.

500401 - The "classic" and a bit cheaper, but doesn't have the 9 or the indeces above the triangle markert

Or the

500912 - New model, better WR, and has the 9 and indeces at 12 as per the original.

Below are the options.

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I see what you mean Nick . A tough decision buddy .

The numerals on the 401 version look to be finer too IMO .
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:@smegwina - sorry Nick.

Too dainty for you IMHO. Stick to the Big Pilot.

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smegwina wrote: As lovely as the Portofino is Bern, The BP seems to be the one that I just can't get out of my mind Bern, and the reason that I was in the shop!

Just can't decide on the model.

500401 - The "classic" and a bit cheaper, but doesn't have the 9 or the indeces above the triangle markert

Or the

500912 - New model, better WR, and has the 9 and indeces at 12 as per the original.

Below are the options.

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I like the two on the left, more classic to my eyes. Of those, I'd probably pick the leftmost, as I like the way the indices are done, the inclusion of the 9 and the positioning of the 12 o'clock marker. The centre one has slightly finer markings, but that's not necessarily a bonus to me, just something to note.
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Gotta be the 500912. Anything else would be a compromise. The missing 9 and 12 marker unbalance the 401 imo.
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downer wrote:Gotta be the 500912. Anything else would be a compromise. The missing 9 and 12 marker unbalance the 401 imo.
I agree. The 412 looks better with the additional numbers, yet seems to be less cluttered than the 203.
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