Menswear: Which watch?


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swede
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7 Oct 2021 08:42
king Ubercool
Kadafi39
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7 Oct 2021 09:16
Lovely ismvil, white gold?
ismvil
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7 Oct 2021 09:18
Kadafi39 wrote: Lovely ismvil, white gold?
Platinum brother
Centurionone
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7 Oct 2021 11:39
How does the weight feel on the wrist? I am sure you get used to it in time..
Centurionone
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7 Oct 2021 11:40
ismvil wrote:

This is a cool colour Cool
Centurionone
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7 Oct 2021 11:59


Never thought I would go for this or any other brand that specialises in jewellery first and foremost but the bracelet is a work of art, and the in-house made movement 01.01-C isn't too shabby.
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7 Oct 2021 12:27
I have mentioned my dislike for diamond dials but that’s done tastefully Ismvil. What does the watch broking entail? Do you have a link to buy at source?
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7 Oct 2021 12:34
burny wrote: *with Turkish fakes, obvs.

Whatever helps you sleep at night BURNMY.

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quest
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7 Oct 2021 12:46
that looks really nice centurionone
ismvil
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7 Oct 2021 12:56
EssexBoyII wrote: I have mentioned my dislike for diamond dials but that’s done tastefully Ismvil. What does the watch broking entail? Do you have a link to buy at source?


At source and in all the trade groups now with the big resellers so can get things like the new Pepsi a few grand below the grey market so essentially you're plugged into the guys hoovering up watches from the people making a buck on them. The AD pipeline is super dry across the board at the moment.
ismvil
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7 Oct 2021 13:07
Centurionone wrote: How does the weight feel on the wrist? I am sure you get used to it in time..

Feels chunky but yeah it's something you get used to, I've never had a gold watch so I don't know what the difference is but I imagine it's similar.
ismvil
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7 Oct 2021 13:10
That bracelet looks amazing Centurionone
Centurionone
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posted 7 Oct 2021 13:16, edited 7 Oct 2021 13:16
ismvil wrote:
Centurionone wrote: How does the weight feel on the wrist? I am sure you get used to it in time..

Feels chunky but yeah it's something you get used to, I've never had a gold watch so I don't know what the difference is but I imagine it's similar.

Gold is slightly less heavier but you definitely feel the presence.. After wearing one, steel feels ridiculously light Smiling
Centurionone
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7 Oct 2021 13:21
ismvil wrote: That bracelet looks amazing Centurionone

That's what attracted me to this watch in the first place. The bracelet of Alpine Eagle is gently tapered and comprises a single ingot-shaped link, topped by a raised central cap.

The new material created for the bracelet is as rich, precious and complex as gold. Lucent Steel A223 is steel resulting from a re-smelting process thanks to its anti-allergenic composition it has properties comparable to surgical steel, ensuring it never leaves your wrist itching even in the most humid climate. The alloy, with its 223 Vickers’ strength, is 50% more resistant to abrasion than conventional steels. Its superior homogeneous crystal structure enables it to reflect light in a unique way. Like a diamond, whose brilliance depends on the lowest degree of impurities, this innovative steel has far fewer impurities than conventional steel.

It took Chopard four years of R&D to create the alloy using a complex manufacturing process. But the real test will of course be in how it wears over time Eye-wink
Centurionone
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7 Oct 2021 13:22
quest wrote: that looks really nice centurionone

Thank you quest !
Doogan
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7 Oct 2021 21:48
Some big hitters on here.

The Rolex and Chopard both look Cool
Kadafi39
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8 Oct 2021 10:05
ismvil wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: Lovely ismvil, white gold?
Platinum brother

Lovely piece mate.
Kadafi39
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posted 8 Oct 2021 10:06, edited 8 Oct 2021 10:06
Centurionone wrote: Never thought I would go for this or any other brand that specialises in jewellery first and foremost but the bracelet is a work of art, and the in-house made movement 01.01-C isn't too shabby.

Not something i'd expect you to own given your other pieces, but it does look good and the dial is quite special too.
Centurionone
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8 Oct 2021 11:42
Kadafi39 wrote:
Centurionone wrote: Never thought I would go for this or any other brand that specialises in jewellery first and foremost but the bracelet is a work of art, and the in-house made movement 01.01-C isn't too shabby.

Not something i'd expect you to own given your other pieces, but it does look good and the dial is quite special too.

Thank you! The thing is, I strongly believe that this watch is underrated partly because it is a new take on the St.Moritz from 80s rather than a whole new model. But the movement is in house and sincerely the bracelet is amazing.. For a sub 10K watch ( that is obtainable relatively easy with no waitlists or bribing the salesman) it is a good option.. Given the recent QC issues with JLC & Cartier, hopefully Chopard will get a decent break and success with this.. I also appreciate that they are still independently run as a family company.
Kadafi39
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8 Oct 2021 13:50
Agreed mate, it does fly under the radar of the rolex hype crowd and given the current stainless sports market it is great value at that sort of money. Am I right in thinking this is 36mm?