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

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Dancematt wrote:
It's about 6K I think? It is stunning and I love the work gone into it and what it represents. Just learnt all JS cases are cold forged for a bit of extra toughness.
I had Grimkell Sigurthorsson (grimkell@jswatch.com) fire me the price list. He is a very pleasant chap and will fire you the PDF, which contains more customization options, if you ask. Included in the price below is worldwide shipping and
insurance while it ships.

101 38mm - €1,515
101 32mm - €1,515
Islandus 44mm - €2,250
Islandus Chronograph 44mm - €3,735
Islandus 1919 44mm - €2,250
Frisland 1941 - €2,250
Frisland - €2,250
Frisland Classic - €2,460
Sif N.A.R.T. - €2,450
Frisland Goð Special Edition - €11,830
Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition** (the 'dream' watch) - €8,465. 45 pieces only.


The Frisland Classic at €2460 is closest in appearance to the Anniversary Edition, having Antic silver dial with Roman/Arabic numerals and indexes, flame blued hands in Lancette style, against a white face.

** Created in special celebration of our Master Watchmaker
Gilbert O. Gudjonsson 45th work anniversary as a Watchmaker.
The watch has a solid Sterling Silver dial Guilloched by hand, Flame Blued
Breguet style hands, Modified and decorated Unitas based movement with
custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge, Côtes de Genève stripes and
unique engraving. It has 17 jewels, blued steel screws, swan neck regulator,
Glycudur screw balance, perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated
balance bridge, sun polished wheels, Incabloc anti-shock protection and
Nivarox hairspring. Handmade 20mm Genuine Ostrich or Alligator with JS
Watch co. Reykjavik deployment clasp.
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Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.

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Virtually half-price in the EJ sale... http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d ... tic+watch/
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In the world of worldtimers, there is but one that takes my fancy,
Sadly at its retail price, for me its rather chancy.

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Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.

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Prefer the CW C900 Worldtimer ; less fussy dial, world map, unique movement and a snip at only £995.

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Indeed. The only problem with the C900 Worldtimer is that it isn't. :D
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downer wrote:Indeed. The only problem with the C900 Worldtimer is that it isn't. :D
What? Why has this not been mentioned before?! :clap:
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downer wrote:
Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.

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Virtually half-price in the EJ sale... http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d ... tic+watch/
That is a lot of watch for the money!
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rgb wrote:
Dancematt wrote:
It's about 6K I think? It is stunning and I love the work gone into it and what it represents. Just learnt all JS cases are cold forged for a bit of extra toughness.
I had Grimkell Sigurthorsson (grimkell@jswatch.com) fire me the price list. He is a very pleasant chap and will fire you the PDF, which contains more customization options, if you ask. Included in the price below is worldwide shipping and
insurance while it ships.

101 38mm - €1,515
101 32mm - €1,515
Islandus 44mm - €2,250
Islandus Chronograph 44mm - €3,735
Islandus 1919 44mm - €2,250
Frisland 1941 - €2,250
Frisland - €2,250
Frisland Classic - €2,460
Sif N.A.R.T. - €2,450
Frisland Goð Special Edition - €11,830
Islandus 45 Years Anniversary Edition** (the 'dream' watch) - €8,465. 45 pieces only.


The Frisland Classic at €2460 is closest in appearance to the Anniversary Edition, having Antic silver dial with Roman/Arabic numerals and indexes, flame blued hands in Lancette style, against a white face.

** Created in special celebration of our Master Watchmaker
Gilbert O. Gudjonsson 45th work anniversary as a Watchmaker.
The watch has a solid Sterling Silver dial Guilloched by hand, Flame Blued
Breguet style hands, Modified and decorated Unitas based movement with
custom made beveled and polished 3/4 bridge, Côtes de Genève stripes and
unique engraving. It has 17 jewels, blued steel screws, swan neck regulator,
Glycudur screw balance, perlage on main plate, engraved and gold plated
balance bridge, sun polished wheels, Incabloc anti-shock protection and
Nivarox hairspring. Handmade 20mm Genuine Ostrich or Alligator with JS
Watch co. Reykjavik deployment clasp.
So about 6K then :) Never spoken to Grimkell myself but he isa quality designer. I handled most of the watches above whilst I was over there - have just found the pics, need to update my thread.
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downer wrote:
Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.

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Virtually half-price in the EJ sale... http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d ... tic+watch/
That is a lot of watch for the money!


It certainly is! For that price maybe the best of what's available right now, the CW world timer isn't even comparable imo.
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MiniMpi wrote:I'm dreaming of a few at the moment.....big paycheck today, for a change !! so contemplating a purchase..
I shouldn't as there are other important things but temptation is there :)
All CW, they range from C7 MK2 Baton version to C6 or C60...
Careful Ferg; remember your HPFP. :problem:

Or be quick with 15% Father's day discount and get a C7 Baton. :wink:

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.

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Prefer the CW C900 Worldtimer ; less fussy dial, world map, unique movement and a snip at only £995.

Guy

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I semi agree with you Guy.

Whilst the dial is less fussy, I feel that the map on the front cheapens the watch, but I love the locations identifiers which needs the map! The price is not too bad either.

However, I must say that the Ball specs and build quality is just superb. Tritium, 300m/anti shock/anti magnetic etc etc.

I however prefer the other Ball worldtimer to the listed one. If you can find one for half price, it is a huge bargain. (Yes I am biased!)
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downer wrote:Indeed. The only problem with the C900 Worldtimer is that it isn't. :D
Quite.
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blowfish89 wrote:In the world of worldtimers, there is but one that takes my fancy,
Sadly at its retail price, for me its rather chancy.

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While technically not a worldtimer, in fact a fancy GMT, it looks the business. Tried it on recently. Sits nicely on the wrist. The action when changing time zone is very appealing. And the movement is a thing of beauty.
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downer wrote:
Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.
Virtually half-price in the EJ sale... http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d ... tic+watch/
Thanks Richard. It is actually a slightly older model, with 12 at 12 instead of a index. Also it seems EJ only sell online within the UK. Not that I was thinking of buying ...
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smegwina wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Wis wrote:Not convinced about all design elements, but love the idea of a(n) (affordable) worldtimer.
I however prefer the other Ball worldtimer to the listed one. If you can find one for half price, it is a huge bargain. (Yes I am biased!)
Do you mean the withe dial version, the chronograph version or one I haven't seen?
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Wis wrote:
Thanks Richard. It is actually a slightly older model, with 12 at 12 instead of a index. Also it seems EJ only sell online within the UK. Not that I was thinking of buying ...
Ah yes, I hadn't noticed that detail, and I must say I prefer the one without the "12".
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