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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5505 on: October 28, 2019, 01:30:19 pm »
The Villeret Extra Plate probably looks better on the leather strap.

"Blancpain Villeret Extra Plate"

I got to try one on a few months ago, when a local dealer was having a preview of the new Swatch Group releases. It's a really lovely watch.

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« Reply #5506 on: October 28, 2019, 04:01:50 pm »
You did say you prefer straps, so that's not a surprising position to take, but since I love a mesh/Milanese type bracelet, I prefer the previously pictured Blancpain. ;)

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« Reply #5507 on: October 29, 2019, 01:25:22 am »
I've only tried a mesh bracelet on with the Omega Ploprof. That was comfortable due to the watch being made from titanium and hence light.

If I got the Blancpain, I'd be tempted to try the bracelet.

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« Reply #5508 on: October 29, 2019, 03:57:27 am »
Since I'm not in Blancpain territory, I'll have to settle for a more budget friendly variation, I guess.
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« Reply #5509 on: October 29, 2019, 10:02:24 am »
And this is what @Chris will buy when he wins the lottery. :D

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« Reply #5510 on: October 29, 2019, 10:41:20 am »
He can keep it......
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« Reply #5511 on: October 29, 2019, 12:43:28 pm »
No, that is definitely not what I'd buy...

And I have to say, remarkably outside the norm for Patek, which is generally quite tasteful.
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« Reply #5512 on: October 29, 2019, 12:49:00 pm »
I actually spotted one of those Pateks in the window of a dealer a while back. Despite embodying pretty much everything I dislike in watches, I quite liked it. ???

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« Reply #5513 on: October 29, 2019, 01:22:47 pm »
Ah, I know that feeling...  :D

There are some aspects of it that I like, but to me, the whole is definitely less than the sum of the parts.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5514 on: October 29, 2019, 01:55:34 pm »
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This is my Mido Iconè.
With ETA 80 Si.
Accuracy is impressive I never owned a more accurate mechanical watch.
Price-Performance-Ratio is perfect IMO
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« Reply #5515 on: October 29, 2019, 11:23:25 pm »
That Mido is a nice piece. ETA movements can be incredibly reliable and accurate too.

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« Reply #5516 on: October 30, 2019, 12:21:43 am »
One of my pet peeves in watches is bad case to dial ratio. I dislike big watches with tiny dials. This is the exact opposite of that problem, which makes it great, in my opinion.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5517 on: October 30, 2019, 12:40:57 am »
I’m with you @Chris which is why I like my Nomos and Junghans Max Bill so much. The dials extends just shy of the edge of the case. The hands are also the right size which is another peeve of mine.


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« Reply #5518 on: October 30, 2019, 09:44:31 am »
I can't see this watch because of all dial...
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« Reply #5519 on: October 30, 2019, 12:13:30 pm »
I took a walk out today and saw the new Omega Trésor in steel.

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It's a really nice piece. The dial is a bit more reflective than it appears in photograph, so it catches the light more than I expected.