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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by 7ee » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:10 pm

As a Jump Hour owner I'm in a way disappointed with the price reduction, kind of de-values the watch a bit should(not likely) I ever wish to re-sell it. All other CW's are going up, but the JH has dropped down 250.00 :?

Mind you I do still prefer my Mk.1 design wise.

This should be great with the 40mm case size, I do prefer the dimensions, but I prefer the dial and behinds(more decorated movement and beautiful inscriptions around the outside) of the Mk.1(and the Mk.2 for that matter).

Stil can't quite decide on the Arabic hour wheel. It's quicker to read at a glance, but less pretty than the Roman Numerals where all numerals look good(not so with Arabic in the wheel IMO).

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by downer » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:10 pm

The off-centre "10" in this picture does my head in...

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by Magnus » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:11 pm

Oooft. Psychologically sub £1k makes this so much more appealing than £1250.

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by mabotham » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:15 pm

Now you mention it Richard that is annoying




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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by ddav » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:17 pm

teestech wrote:
mabotham wrote:Not sure why it's cheaper than its big brother. The c60 is priced the same regardless of size
The 43mm Mk3 has also been reduced to £995
It feees up space in the pricing stratagy for the SH21 small seconds.
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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by freecheese » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:20 pm

downer wrote:The off-centre "10" in this picture does my head in...

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I wasn't sure if it was off centre or whether the lighting just makes it look that way. The more I look the more I think you're right.

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by akirk » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:25 pm

it is very off-centre if anything it should be right aligned as the 0 is wider than the 1 as it is the 0 is over the centre line as shown by the 12 baton above... but that might simply be a computer-generated image...

my worry with this watch is that the depth of case is still listed as 13.3mm
that was the reason I sold all my C9s - too deep
proportionally it will seem even deeper if against a smaller diameter...

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by leftfoot » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:48 pm

ddav wrote:And still (value) when you look at the Meistersinger variant.
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I do not like that the 10 is so offset to the left. It might be OK on a single digit, but that looks odd.
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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by hsukirk » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:53 pm

ddav wrote:When the Mk 2 was announce I said I didn't like the mix of Arabic and roman, so glad it changed( for the better IMO)
With you but would be v classy roman numerals disc with batons only. It makes it slightly different than Meistersinger's offering.
scooter wrote:It's a good size.
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mabotham wrote:Seems to be priced more competitive. Perhaps the others haven't been selling too well at their price
I wonder if the Mk2 JH will be reduced to £995 to match the Mk3, or if there's a perceived higher value due to the now discontinued Roman JH disc.

Also wonder if there'll be a charcoal dial and a bracelet option added to the 40mm?
MKII is limited edition & still available. I always feel the gold bezel one along with bracelet option was offered to promote it.
welshlad wrote:Looks good. A bit tall for a dress watch though at 13.3mm. But still nice.

There are going to be a lot of CWL 40mm temptations this year! :shock:
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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by andyg » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:03 pm

i am likng the idea of this one on my wrist. :thumbup:
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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by 7ee » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:17 pm

Now will Kip be willing and able to do some Mk.1, Mk.2 and Mk.3 40mm real life size comparison pics I wonder? :D

I always felt the Mk.1 appears slightly smaller to the Mk.2 and Mk.3 with same size case, due to their more plain open dials. Personally I would really love to see the Mk.1 and Mk.3 40mm side by side in photos. I wouldn't mind adding one of these to my collection at some point, I do love the Jump Hours and a smaller case would be very welcome.

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by missF » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:01 pm

for me, the mk i was a stand-out and stunning design.
a :thumbup: for producing the JH in a 'better' size for me,
and a definite :thumbdown: for all that blank white uninteresting space, and arabic numerals.....
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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by ArghZombies » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:59 pm

I love the idea of these, but I can't cope without a second hand on my watches. It's the single most important complication for me - so that i can tell the watch is actually working.

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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by Kip » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:02 pm

Breath deep, take a 60 second rest now and then and stare at the dial. If the minute hand moves..it's working. :lol:
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Re: New mk111 jump hour

Post by downer » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:03 pm

akirk wrote:it is very off-centre if anything it should be right aligned as the 0 is wider than the 1 as it is the 0 is over the centre line as shown by the 12 baton above... but that might simply be a computer-generated image...

my worry with this watch is that the depth of case is still listed as 13.3mm
that was the reason I sold all my C9s - too deep
proportionally it will seem even deeper if against a smaller diameter...

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My hope would be that is only a computer-generated image, as I admire the watch a lot. (However, whoever is making the computer-generated images would do well to pay more attention to the details!).

And I agree - 40 x 13.3 is a tough size - it could easily feel top heavy - let's hope not.

Nice watch though, and my favourite version so far.
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