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

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This crazy thing. Pic from WardHoard.

I need another diver like a need a hole in the head, especially at this price, but it’s cool.

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This is a beauty to look at and has a beauty in the mechanical solution of its complications.
I love watch complications and simple and clear design - so this one is an ultimate (and unaffordable) teaser for me :D
Day-Night from Ochs.

Besides the time in the middle you see the sun and moon spinning clockwise around once each day. When the sun is in the upper lighter area, it's daylight, when down in the dark, it is below the horizon during night.
What is more: over the course of each month the moon comes closer to the sun, slips under it (new moon), overtakes it until opposite (full moon).
Even better: over the course of the year, the horizon shades move up and down to modify the length of daytime/nighttime.
When you are out in the woods and point the "12" southwards, you find sun and moon located exactly where indicated on the scale.

What an ingenious mechanical timepiece!

There is a video here where its inventor introduces it much better than I can do :wave:
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^^^
very impressive, superb even. But I guess if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it!
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^^^ 14,850CHF + VAT.

Very clever complication. Shame about the case, dial and hands…

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nbg wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:57 pm Very clever complication. Shame about the case, dial and hands…
Yeh, what happened there. Bit of technical brilliance, but made to look almost like those wooden watches on Amazon :?
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A month ago Timor54 put up a bronze variant of this watch. I was just looking at this with the white dial, I think it's lovely. This particular range would offer very good competition for the Sealander Auto; a very similar vibe and a very capable watch. A little larger at 40mm.
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Tested in five positions with no back play whatsoever.
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Well it is a dreaming thread…
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nbg wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:12 pm Well it is a dreaming thread…
And that in blue… :megaeek:
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^^^ unfortunately Steve no use to you or me as a holiday watch. A completely useless WR of 30m. :)

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nbg wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:12 pm Well it is a dreaming thread…
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nbg wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:22 pm ^^^ unfortunately Steve no use to you or me as a holiday watch. A completely useless WR of 30m. :)
Drat. There’s always a catch. Oh well, holidays in La Paz and Novosibirsk it is then!
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This is one amazing horological masterpiece:
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Now looking at the previous gen AT 38.5 with the white dial but I promised myself to stay away from multi thousand dollar watches from now on. I am more comfortable sub $1000.
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A certain Speedy modder on this forum has got me thinking more about this one, which I really like, but with a black bezel I think would really look killer…

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ajax87 wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:38 pm A certain Speedy modder on this forum has got me thinking more about this one, which I really like, but with a black bezel I think would really look killer…


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That was my first expensive watch and it was just fantastic.
My only issue was that it was too big at 44.25mm but what a great looking watch. Best looking speedie ever possibly
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