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  1. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 23, 2021

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    Mmm... isn't the point of a Reverso that you can turn the face around to protect it? How does that work when the back is essentially the same as the front? Oh well, at least this way you get to see the caseback I guess.

    Afraid I've just never been a fan of the Reverso shape. But I agree there are several JLC that I'd love to own in place of a Rolex. The Master Control Chronograph Calendar for example.
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 23, 2021

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    I have never ever tried on a JLC. In product photos they often come off as a bit "dull". Maybe a thousand times better and wow factor in real life?
     
  3. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Sep 23, 2021

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    This Chrono is great. In my opinion the Reverso shape doesn't turn me on and it looks too dressy for me. I much prefer a casual piece for many different occasions.
     
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  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    It was originally, back in the 1930s... some models now are getting a bit more creative with the two sides, is all. I think it's quite interesting - and this Minute Repeater is truly awe-inspiring.
     
  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    I'd say between product photos and real life it's more of a range, from a thousand times (Master Control line) to something like eleventy billion times - like the new Polaris Mariner Memovox:

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    It's so hard to capture even in real photos, but the dial is a deep lacquer and while in photos the watch just seems boring, in person it appears miles deep, as if you're looking into the sea itself ::love::::love::::love::::love::::love::
     
  6. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 23, 2021

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    Yeah, this photo doesn't do the watch justice at all. All I see are finger marks and you definitely don't get a sense of the quality of the finishing :)
     
  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    Hah! All of us were all over it (it was the personal watch of Stephane Belmont, their heritage director - not a show piece!) but the case finishing was definitely not the focus ;)
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 23, 2021

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    Ok well yes, sounds like something I should try to experience then!
     
  9. McBeardy

    McBeardy Sep 23, 2021

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    Am I right in thinking the Polaris range (maybe not the memovox model) contain a very basic movement (from JLC standards) and only 46hrs power reserve - considering what they can make & 70hrs now being the norm.

    I do need to see both the blue and black dials in person mind you.

    Regarding the Reverso, love the tribute to 1931 many moons ago, but do wear large for their specs.
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 23, 2021

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    You know I'm not entirely sure. I personally actually don't quite care for the modern Polaris lineup though - the standard black and blue dials are flat in person and overall they just don't grab me. But it looks like the Polaris Mariner model has the same dial treatment as the Memovox, and I think that one could be a winner. It's unfortunately quite larger than the standard watch though :/

    I've been needing to take a trip to the JLC boutique on Madison Ave, so I'll see if I can find some time soon. You can find the regular Polaris lineup at any JLC AD though, so worth taking a look when you have a chance.
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 23, 2021

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  12. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 23, 2021

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  13. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 24, 2021

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    Thought we hadn't seen a new Speedmaster for a while. :cool: This is actually pretty nice, though. Shame it's 43mm.
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  14. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Sep 24, 2021

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    OMG, that's ugly!
     
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  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 24, 2021

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    I dont get it.
     
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  16. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Sep 24, 2021

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    Lots going on in that dial.
     
  17. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 24, 2021

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    The Chronoscope is kinda not quite successful but this one looks nice:

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    It's got good specs too - 43mm is just one mm larger than the Moonwatch, but this one is actually slimmer. I think I'm gonna go check them out at the Omega Boutique before making final judgments
     
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  18. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 24, 2021

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  19. imagwai

    imagwai Sep 24, 2021

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    I like the dial texture. And 60 hours of power reserve is pretty good for such a high frequency movement. But in general, I dislike this style of watch - octagonal case, integrated bracelet, bezel screws that aren't really screws. Looks like a Royal Oak Offshore and Nautilus mash-up wannabe. And that date window placement isn't really working for me.
     
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  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 24, 2021

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    Those screws, I tried one on recently and one of the screws was not lined up.... pretty annoying for an £11,000 watch. Otherwise it's stunning.
     
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