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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4500 on: January 12, 2018, 02:54:45 PM »
Rick Hinderer used to do that when he made art knives. His exact words describing it was "it sucks".
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4501 on: January 15, 2018, 06:59:35 AM »
IWC are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, and have brought out a range of limited editions to commemorate the event.

My favourite has to be the Tribute to Pallweber, particularly the stainless steel with blue dial model on the left. It's a mechanical digital watch, much like the oh-so-sexy Lange Zeitwerk, but about a tenth of the price. Hodinkee and aBlogToWatch got their hands on it late last year.

"IWC Pallweber"

There's also a Big Pilot's watch with a big date that I like. It's a bit smaller than Heritage 48 that I was admiring last year, but I think that it uses the same base movement.

"IWC Big Pilot"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4502 on: January 15, 2018, 08:09:23 AM »
@Graeme I saw the Big Pilot this Morning half sleeping and tought i´d like it but the Center Date kills it for me all the way.

The Lange Zeitwerk is as all the Lange Watches are an Intense Piece of Watchmaking but they seem to roll the Dice when it comes to pricing.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4503 on: January 15, 2018, 08:18:50 AM »
@Graeme I saw the Big Pilot this Morning half sleeping and tought i´d like it but the Center Date kills it for me all the way.

The limited edition Portuguese loses the centre date.



As does the Pilot's Heritage 48.



I think that they're both pretty similar to the new, limited edition.

I agree about Lange, though the baby Saxonia Thin is a relative bargain. They've just done a new version, with a blue dial that gives me unchristian thoughts. Costs a chunk more than the base model, though.

"A Lange Saxonia Thin"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4504 on: January 15, 2018, 11:25:03 AM »
Montblanc have announced a new chronograph, with one of those gorgeous Minerva movements in it. It's 40mm, so slightly smaller than the bronze one that we've drooled over in the past. I like the green dial and strap too.

"Montblanc Chronograph"

They're also bringing out a gloriously impractical pocket watch with a stone dial, Minerva movement, and a compass at the back. I want one.

"Montblanc Pocket Watch"

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4505 on: January 15, 2018, 05:01:22 PM »
Loving the blue dial on the A. Lange. Also like the IWC digital.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4506 on: January 15, 2018, 05:36:52 PM »
Damn, that Lange looks fantastic.  Love those special edition IWCs, too.  I've always liked the jumbo date.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4507 on: January 15, 2018, 06:06:44 PM »
What's with the hole at 2?
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4508 on: January 15, 2018, 06:36:51 PM »
I thi nk it's just an artifact, a shadow. Check this page of the same model in gold and look at the various pics - no hole.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-a-lange-and-sohne-saxonia-thin

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"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4510 on: January 15, 2018, 06:54:41 PM »
Yes, but if you look at the top pic on the page, which shows the watch seen from its side, it's clear there isn't. I think it's just a bad series of pics.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4511 on: January 15, 2018, 07:10:50 PM »
A little embarrassing.......
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4512 on: January 15, 2018, 10:47:10 PM »
What's with the hole at 2?

It's Lange's new integrated bottle opener. :D

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4513 on: January 15, 2018, 11:13:20 PM »
They're transitioning into the new "super premium luxury tool watch" category.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4514 on: January 16, 2018, 12:27:37 AM »
They're transitioning into the new "super premium luxury tool watch" category.

Expect a hand-polished version of the Leatherman Tread from Lange in white, yellow, or rose gold before too long.

"Leatherman Tread"