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

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tartine.74 wrote:My new graal :

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Thanks for showing me this! Beaut.
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blowfish89 wrote:Just discovered this kickass German moonphase :)
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But why is it 43mm?! :thumbdown:
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yeah, i'd seen that this weekend while looking for moonphases for my wife and wish they had a smaller unisex version of it. sure, it was out of my price range, but maybe i'd be convinced to go crazy if there was a 38mm. plus then i could steal it from her to wear occasionally.
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Today it's this

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Chances of it been around when I get funds together are slim to not happening but you can live in hope.
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Alex r wrote:Today it's this
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I went to check that out. Very nice. I like diver watches.

Had a look at the other models.
For the 77 there's this...
Aquadive wrote:...With the model 77, Aquadive is proud to offer the most affordable all Swiss Made dive watch on the planet...
Bearing in mind that it's from $1290.00 USD for ETA 2836 movement and $1390.00 USD for the Anton Schild caliber 1902 movement. Isn't the C60 Mk2 Swiss Made at currently $915 USD? Except I think cases are made in China. Recent threads about the Tissot seastar power 80 also put it at a price below Aquadive. Plus you can't say Tissot aren't Swiss. Where are their cases made? Where are Aquadives? (in Germany apparently). I guess it may come down to the definition of Swiss and affordable, rather than just price.

I'm just picky about adverts atm though.

On topic, good luck with your hopes and wishes. If we stopped hoping and wishing and dreaming and aspiring then life would be very, very dismal.
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Whilst looking at other stuff, particularly what a definition of a luxury watch is, I came across the Piaget Altiplano.
Simply beautiful (to my eyes).

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image take from this ablogtowatch article

Harks back to when my father and grandfather talked about watches. To them a mark of the quality of a watch was how thin it was. As it showed craftsmanship, engineering and design. I think that holds true.

BTW they have them in 43mm, 40mm and 38mm case widths as far as I can see from Piaget.

Affordable too if I didn't have to buy a new car :( :silent:
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^ Piaget do make some beauties also excellent to see a brand doing a watch in three sizes that should please all.

I am back on the Rolex love train with this one:

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st-rider wrote:Whilst looking at other stuff, particularly what a definition of a luxury watch is, I came across the Piaget Altiplano.
Simply beautiful (to my eyes).

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image take from this ablogtowatch article

Harks back to when my father and grandfather talked about watches. To them a mark of the quality of a watch was how thin it was. As it showed craftsmanship, engineering and design. I think that holds true.

BTW they have them in 43mm, 40mm and 38mm case widths as far as I can see from Piaget.

Affordable too if I didn't have to buy a new car :( :silent:
If you like the Piaget, check out the Habring2 Felix for a similar design, inhouse movt at a relatively lesser price.
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blowfish89 wrote:Just discovered this kickass German moonphase :)
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I had never seen or heard of this brand until this.

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st-rider wrote:
Alex r wrote:Today it's this
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I went to check that out. Very nice. I like diver watches.

Had a look at the other models.
For the 77 there's this...
Aquadive wrote:...With the model 77, Aquadive is proud to offer the most affordable all Swiss Made dive watch on the planet...
Bearing in mind that it's from $1290.00 USD for ETA 2836 movement and $1390.00 USD for the Anton Schild caliber 1902 movement. Isn't the C60 Mk2 Swiss Made at currently $915 USD? Except I think cases are made in China. Recent threads about the Tissot seastar power 80 also put it at a price below Aquadive. Plus you can't say Tissot aren't Swiss. Where are their cases made? Where are Aquadives? (in Germany apparently). I guess it may come down to the definition of Swiss and affordable, rather than just price.

I'm just picky about adverts atm though.

On topic, good luck with your hopes and wishes. If we stopped hoping and wishing and dreaming and aspiring then life would be very, very dismal.

They seem to be an American Company based in Austria making Swiss watches with German cases. :problem: Who knows still like the watch thou.
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Anyone got one (or planning to get one) ?
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blowfish89 wrote:Anyone got one (or planning to get one) ?
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For awhile this was on my wish list but not anymore, they do look lovely, but probably a bit big and doubtful would be able to try one on before buying.

I still think this is the Rolex for me:
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But also day dreaming about the chocolate dial on and build quality on this as a more attainable target:

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I dislike the faux vintage on the new Seamaster 300 and therefore thought i disliked that style in general but turns out after seeing the BB in person I can be persuaded!
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I'd be content with this Seiko Pelagos as well :)
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/my-sei ... 20830.html

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Had a close encounter with the JLC Geophysic today, having spent a enjoyable hour in CDG. I looked at a bunch of watches with a real enthusiast salesman - Zenith, Omega, and a few others. But the clear highlight of the day was the JLC.

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It's a very simple-looking watch, but with a really wonderful presence. Having arrived home, I'm slightly regretting leaving it in France, and already wondering how I can wangle another trip through CDG in the near future.
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downer wrote:Had a close encounter with the JLC Geophysic today, having spent a enjoyable hour in CDG. I looked at a bunch of watches with a real enthusiast salesman - Zenith, Omega, and a few others. But the clear highlight of the day was the JLC.

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It's a very simple-looking watch, but with a really wonderful presence. Having arrived home, I'm slightly regretting leaving it in France, and already wondering how I can wangle another trip through CDG in the near future.
Love it when you get a salesman or shop owner who is another enthusiast.

Said a couple of times that a JLC would just slot into your collection wonderfully. I bet this is seriously cool in the flesh too.
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