Which one you like best? One day I might join your Squale club with the turquoise/white atmos 60
The Vintage Master is perfect for me at 39mm with plexi crystal and original bakelite bezel - definitely like that one the best.
But the 50 Atmos is a serious professional 500m dive watch in that fabulous Squale case, ETA movement and stunning blue sunburst dial. At 42mm it wears really well but is about as big as I can go. The 60 Atmos is beautiful but a seriously large watch!
Fujiwara x Bvlgari
Oh well, moving on.
Good contrast between the dial and hands so it's easy to see at a glance what the time is. I guess from that perspective it's reasonably successful. Everything else I hate about it. The lug to lug looks terrible and it doesn't look very comfortable to wear. As for the abbreviation of Fragment to "FRGMT", that really annoys me.
It just doesn't work for various reasons. The original Bulgari Bulgari is not my type of watch but I get the appeal. The Bulgari bezel is in harmony with the rest of the watch. The large numerals and hour markers offset the minimal design of the bezel and dial.
In case of the Fragment design the balance of the bezel is lost. Having no hour markers makes the dial look extremely minimal, like a void. The choice of gunmetal grey further reduces the watch. He basically stripped the good parts. That nato really doesn't work on this watch. The original fabric strap pictured here is a lot better.
It reminds me of designer watches you see in museum shops.
Bet he earned a shed load for not much design work. In essence, I guess Bulgari are buying his name.
I’d stick with the original design, minimalistic isn’t my preference in watches.
Are there any other Jaeger LeCoultre fans here? My observation with that brand is they used to produce some very nice masculine watches. However, once they hired a female CEO in mid-2018, their watches have gotten more effeminate. For example, their Master collection line now has models with diamonds. I don't recall seeing such features prior to her arrival, but I haven't followed that brand for very long.
I concur with the brand shift. That’s why my example of the MC was one from about 10 years back.
I saw someone post a Tag stopwatch on the other thread and didn’t want to hijack with a non Tag brand, so here I post:
My dad gave me this. It was purchased in 1975. Works great still.
Awesome... I have a couple of Breitling Stop watches also. This one is great. Enjoy it
Anyone have any pocket watches?
I'm a JLC fan. There are maybe more models with diamonds on but not at the expense of models without so it is more of an expansion than a shift, IMO.
I am also a fan, but just a casual one. I haven't looked at the line lately, so can't comment on any style changes. However, the JLC Deep Sea Vintage Chrono has long been on my dream list.
^ Very Autavia-like.
Well now that you mention it, no wonder I like this watch. LOL
But actually this watch was released in 2012, so my desire for the Deep Sea started years before the "Rindt" Autavia H02 release.
That watch is like if the Rindt H02 Autavia and the Omega Seamaster 300 had a baby.
I'm not sure I could pull it off but:
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