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Its a bit lairy, I did say no more chronos, its a cynical marketing exercise, but...
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I may or may not have incoming after wanting one, but not at full price. 22% off was a good enough deal...

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Does anyone else think this is very cool or is it just me. Titanium, very very functional and quite a character.
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After a very difficult few months, i'm tempted to treat myself to another watch. I tried this today along with a few Omegas. The Omegas were great, but this one really took me. Drawback - I'd like it to be sportier ie bolder handset and with a bracelet. Unfortunately the Elegance Sport don't quite do it for me either
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It is no secret that I have been pretty critical of the Series II Military watches. I have to say though, this one has been stuck in my head this week. It is interesting because the original Cranwell was my least favorite of the Series I release. While I still think the Dartmouth would look better with the original Christopher Ward branding this one actually works as most watches of this type would have been sterile anyway and the new logo is very minimal in that regard.
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rkovars wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:31 pm It is no secret that I have been pretty critical of the Series II Military watches. I have to say though, this one has been stuck in my head this week. It is interesting because the original Cranwell was my least favorite of the Series I release. While I still think the Dartmouth would look better with the original Christopher Ward branding this one actually works as most watches of this type would have been sterile anyway and the new logo is very minimal in that regard.

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I get this completely- I didn't like Series 1 either- this is much better. I'm hoping the black / vintage Dartmouth makes an appearance in Aquitaine form
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stefs wrote: Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:06 pm Does anyone else think this is very cool or is it just me. Titanium, very very functional and quite a character.
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That is so cool and greatly reminds me of my very first watch which was the Timex Ironman.
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I seriously considered buying this last year. A beautiful chronograph, only 9.5mm thin! But at 34mm for the case size I thought it would probably be just a bit small for my preference.
I come back to look at it quite often though…

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ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:49 pm I seriously considered buying this last year. A beautiful chronograph, only 9.5mm thin! But at 34mm for the case size I thought it would probably be just a bit small for my preference.
I come back to look at it quite often though…


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Go for it! That thing is all dial and will wear bigger than the specs.
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rkovars wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:50 pm
ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:49 pm I seriously considered buying this last year. A beautiful chronograph, only 9.5mm thin! But at 34mm for the case size I thought it would probably be just a bit small for my preference.
I come back to look at it quite often though…


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Go for it! That thing is all dial and will wear bigger than the specs.
Ahhhhh stop it! I ended up using the funds for my speedmaster racing which I’m very happy with. Certainly no funds available for this one. But I haven’t been able to leave it behind me after more than a year, so who knows what the future will bring…
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ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:09 pm
rkovars wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:50 pm
ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:49 pm I seriously considered buying this last year. A beautiful chronograph, only 9.5mm thin! But at 34mm for the case size I thought it would probably be just a bit small for my preference.
I come back to look at it quite often though…


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Go for it! That thing is all dial and will wear bigger than the specs.
Ahhhhh stop it! I ended up using the funds for my speedmaster racing which I’m very happy with. Certainly no funds available for this one. But I haven’t been able to leave it behind me after more than a year, so who knows what the future will bring…
They are definitely not cheap but they are pretty short money for a Blancpain. There are moths in my watch fund too after the LE! :lol:

I am actually contemplating putting a few on the chopping block to pick up one of these:

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rkovars wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:16 pm
ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:09 pm
rkovars wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 9:50 pm
Go for it! That thing is all dial and will wear bigger than the specs.
Ahhhhh stop it! I ended up using the funds for my speedmaster racing which I’m very happy with. Certainly no funds available for this one. But I haven’t been able to leave it behind me after more than a year, so who knows what the future will bring…
They are definitely not cheap but they are pretty short money for a Blancpain. There are moths in my watch fund too after the LE! :lol:
Absolutely right. Just under $4k for a Blancpain blew me away! But my last few purchases (36mm C63, C63 GMT, and the FLE) only happened because I sold something else to fund them. I'm not willing to part with $4k of my collection, so I guess I'm heading to the store for some lottery tickets :D Or maybe I'll try being patient.

PS, I looked hard at those Maens as well. It would be perfect for me if it had a date! I have that silly hangup. Can't do anything about it.
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Regular correspondents will know, this is my "on again, off again, on again...." watch.
I can give you a number of reasons why I haven't bought one. But it will NOT let me go. Sigh.

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ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:20 pm
rkovars wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:16 pm
ajax87 wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:09 pm

Ahhhhh stop it! I ended up using the funds for my speedmaster racing which I’m very happy with. Certainly no funds available for this one. But I haven’t been able to leave it behind me after more than a year, so who knows what the future will bring…
They are definitely not cheap but they are pretty short money for a Blancpain. There are moths in my watch fund too after the LE! :lol:
Absolutely right. Just under $4k for a Blancpain blew me away! But my last few purchases (36mm C63, C63 GMT, and the FLE) only happened because I sold something else to fund them. I'm not willing to part with $4k of my collection, so I guess I'm heading to the store for some lottery tickets :D Or maybe I'll try being patient.

PS, I looked hard at those Maens as well. It would be perfect for me if it had a date! I have that silly hangup. Can't do anything about it.
Your Speedmaster racing has you covered there! This one has been in the back of my mind too. All the date I could ever use!

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Noush wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:27 pm Regular correspondents will know, this is my "on again, off again, on again...." watch.
I can give you a number of reasons why I haven't bought one. But it will NOT let me go. Sigh.


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I relate to this completely, trying on did nothing to put me off.. haven't bought one but its always on the list and has been for some time.
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