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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5490 on: October 12, 2019, 10:11:08 pm »
BTW: Doug should be drawn and quartered for starting this.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5491 on: October 12, 2019, 10:24:52 pm »
Worth it
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5492 on: October 14, 2019, 01:52:43 pm »
If you don't want to be an amateur proctologist, Zenith have collaborated with Bamford and Mr Porter to produce a limited run of the A384.

"Zenith x Bamford x Mr Porter A384"

The big difference is that it's a sandblasted titanium case, rather than steel in the standard model. Oh, and that lovely blue dial. But I think that they missed a trick in not matching the date wheel colour.

More over at Monochrome.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5493 on: October 14, 2019, 01:57:45 pm »
@Graeme Thanks for the laugh!  :D :D

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5494 on: October 14, 2019, 02:05:37 pm »
I really dislike sandblasted finishes, but I really hope Zenith continues with the A384 style case.


Agreed on the date. They should have gone with a blue date wheel and white font.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5495 on: October 14, 2019, 02:21:03 pm »
The Zenith Defy range uses a similar shape, but I think that the A384 looks better.

"Zenith Defy El Primero 21"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5496 on: October 24, 2019, 03:27:27 pm »
Lange dips its toe into the stainless sports watch fray.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/introducing-the-lange-odysseus

Perhaps it's not their most original work, but they figured out a way to make it their own:


Internally, as to be expected, she's a thing of beauty:


Think it, be it.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5497 on: October 24, 2019, 09:59:23 pm »
I love the dial, the movement, and the case but the bracelet fits the lugs like an afterthought. I know it’s intentional but the small lugs and a wide bracelet look really odd....


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5498 on: October 24, 2019, 11:24:58 pm »
Bracelet is hideous, though nicely finished.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5499 on: October 25, 2019, 04:47:49 pm »
Speaking of disappointing bracelets, the brand that seems to get ripped on that the most has produced IMO one of their most beautiful pieces:

https://monochrome-watches.com/grand-seiko-heritage-autumn-limited-edition-sbgh269-introducing-price/
Think it, be it.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5500 on: October 27, 2019, 06:39:41 am »
My favourite Grand Seiko dial at the moment is on the Godzilla special edition. Plus I prefer straps to bracelets.

"Godzilla Grand Seiko"

The only branding is everyone's favourite Kaiju stomping on the Seiko building on the back.

"Godzilla Grand Seiko Back"

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As for the Lange Odysseus, I think that the bracelet looks a lot better on the wrist, such as in this video from Monochrome.



I'd prefer it if they'd gone for a mille mailles style mesh bracelet, like on this Blancpain, or maybe a simpler design such as used on the Zenith Defy a few posts up.

"Blancpain Villeret Extra Plate"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5501 on: October 27, 2019, 10:20:02 am »
I just received this and love it so much I had to show it off. It's hard to see in photographs but the watches on the box lid are all done with marquetry (not painted or printed) even the hands and hour markers are all seperate pieces of different types of wood (some of which is stained' obviously). The watches are all Facsimiles of my actual watches (chosen mostly for their aesthetic appeal, different colours and shapes etc.). There is a Salvador Dali-esque touch with the watches running down the sides of the box. The box holds 24 watches and there is a drawer in the bottom to hold spare straps and tools etc. I asked for some of the times and date windows to display significant dates to me, so 30 minutes past 5 is meant to represent 30th may and 17 minutes past 11 is 17th November etc. The box took about 8 months to make but it was worth the wait. it was made by Mike at Thistle Marquetry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThistleMarquetry

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5502 on: October 28, 2019, 03:11:35 am »
I'd prefer it if they'd gone for a mille mailles style mesh bracelet, like on this Blancpain, or maybe a simpler design such as used on the Zenith Defy a few posts up.

"Blancpain Villeret Extra Plate"
This one is fantastic.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5503 on: October 28, 2019, 06:57:25 am »
A bit too fussy....... :) :) :)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5504 on: October 28, 2019, 11:05:45 am »
A bit too fussy....... :) :) :)
agree, i wouldn't kick it out of bed. I actually looked up pricing for it  >:(