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

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

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I like the Mark XVII of all IWC pilots.
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blowfish89 wrote:I like the Mark XVII of all IWC pilots.
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I like this too, with a couple of reservations. The 12 o'clock triangle looks too weedy for the rest of the markers, why didn't they use the same one from the other two watches beside it(or at least something inbetween) :? and I never can get to like date windows that show three numbers from the wheel.
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Tetlee wrote:
blowfish89 wrote:I like the Mark XVII of all IWC pilots.
I like this too, with a couple of reservations. The 12 o'clock triangle looks too weedy for the rest of the markers, why didn't they use the same one from the other two watches beside it(or at least something inbetween) :? and I never can get to like date windows that show three numbers from the wheel.
I prefer both of these details on the newer Mark XVII version so would disagree with you. The newer version has a little more jazz/quirky nature with the red highlight and three date window.
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Tetlee wrote: I never can get to like date windows that show three numbers from the wheel.
I agree. I'd never, ever buy a watch that shows 3 days.
It doesn't make any sense to me. Surely it's obvious what the previous and following numbers would be? What possible advantage could there be in making the window too big?
Ridiculous.
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I know I'm going through a bit of a Tudor love fest at the moment, but they really have impressed me, and I can't stop looking at this one.

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hughesyn wrote:
Tetlee wrote: I never can get to like date windows that show three numbers from the wheel.
I agree. I'd never, ever buy a watch that shows 3 days.
It doesn't make any sense to me. Surely it's obvious what the previous and following numbers would be? What possible advantage could there be in making the window too big?
Ridiculous.
1. When the actual date is covered by the minute hand, it is still possible to discern the date..

2. I have read something about the eye/brain being able to quickly see the pattern in a series of shapes (in this case, the sequence of 3 numbers), and therefore, read the actual date more quickly, and without ambiguity.

In the past, I would have also not purchased a watch with the extended window, but I think I would make an exception for one of the IWC pilot models.
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Tooks wrote:I know I'm going through a bit of a Tudor love fest at the moment, but they really have impressed me, and I can't stop looking at this one.

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blowfish89 wrote:I like the Mark XVII of all IWC pilots.
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Most impressive bracelet I have ever tried. If I was to get a mark series pilot it would be this one as the bracelet is better than the date is bad. Ultimately I wish I had the wrist size and means to own a big pilot, that is an impressive watch.
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downer wrote:
hughesyn wrote:
Tetlee wrote: I never can get to like date windows that show three numbers from the wheel.
I agree. I'd never, ever buy a watch that shows 3 days.
It doesn't make any sense to me. Surely it's obvious what the previous and following numbers would be? What possible advantage could there be in making the window too big?
Ridiculous.
1. When the actual date is covered by the minute hand, it is still possible to discern the date..

2. I have read something about the eye/brain being able to quickly see the pattern in a series of shapes (in this case, the sequence of 3 numbers), and therefore, read the actual date more quickly, and without ambiguity.

In the past, I would have also not purchased a watch with the extended window, but I think I would make an exception for one of the IWC pilot models.
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I would happily swap my IWC VC Ingenieur Laureus for the new Laureus edition:

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downer wrote:I would happily swap my IWC VC Ingenieur Laureus for the new Laureus edition:
Absolute beauty isn't it?! In spite of the wildly priced sellita movement ticking inside I would sooner have this over the (in my mind) competing Aqua terra or datejust.
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I have added another watch to my wanted list, which now consists of two watches.

A Nomos Orion and a Grand Seiko Quartz

This one is quartz and could go 50 years without service. This would/could be my everyday watch for work?

I maybe in a position to buy either of my wanted watches soon 8) and the Grand Seiko makes a lot of sense to me and would get a lot of wrist time. Accurate to 10 seconds a year. Not cheap though at £2500 for a quartz.

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Great to know that you guys found the IWC bracelet top-notch. How does it compare to a modern Rolex, Omega, Tudor, Zenith bracelet or the like?
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blowfish89 wrote:Great to know that you guys found the IWC bracelet top-notch. How does it compare to a modern Rolex, Omega, Tudor, Zenith bracelet or the like?
Like I say I have only tried that braclet but it topped omega, tudor and rolex for me. The speedy bracelet that I own is lovely and fluid but the clasp should be better for the price, doesn't have the reassuring thud of a rolex or IWC, or even tudor. New rolex bracelets are lovely but just something about that pilots bracelet that was special, need to try it I think.
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I was dreaming about this last week. I don't like modern Rolex but vintage or pre 2005ish I could work with (basically any drilled lug version or slightly newer). Haven't got many boxes left to tick as a wis but thought this was tick a couple and not clash with my lovely GS in my collection unlike say a steel date just.
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Was going to bid the maximum £1800 , 1979 no date (better without it)14k gold, original Rolex strap and buckle. Tarnish indicates probably hasn't been worn for 20 years or so, engraving on back from one of those companies that you don't mind seeing on a Rolex. It sold today at the auction house for £1700. Even with a Rolex service that's quids in. I think I'll sell a couple and start a vintage Rolex auction hunt.
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