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  1. Kunlun

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    Thinking about the bracelet on the Breguet Marine 5817, would I be mistaken to think about the Marine GMT 5857?

    It's 42mm and actually fits the bracelet (not sure about my wrist). It's nice, but the dial in a dial is a little funny.

    P.S. October 27th is the 200th anniversary of A.L. Breguet's appointment as the chronometer maker for the Royal French Navy.
     
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    Visually I prefer the bracelet on the 5817, over the strap. It helps offset the business of the dial in dial complication. If you're looking for a steel bracelet on a Breguet, the more complicated watches in their line look better this way in my opinion.
     
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    I agree, my head says the complication is unnecessary, but on that steel bracelet, my eyes say wow...
     
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    I' have a pretty simple Tissot PRC-200. Effective and quite nice all round. Large watches don't work on my wrist.

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  5. Kunlun

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    Nice Tissot. The Swiss themselves seem to prefer Tissot for their own watches.
     
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    Stopped over at the Breguet boutique in NYC...

    Here's the Marine GMT 5857 up close

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    This last one is cheating a little because the simpler 5Marine 817 is not catching the light in the same way as the Marine 5857 GMT is.


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  7. Kunlun

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    So, a few weeks back there was the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève Awards (arguably the most important awards in the watch industry).

    Here's what won for 2015:
    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-winners-of-the-2015-grand-prix-dhorlogerie-de-geneve-awards

    The big winner was:

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    In the sport watch category, the Tudor Pelagos won. I'm posting a picture because I like this watch. It's what the Submariner used to be. Plus, with a new in-house movement and 70-hour power reserve, it's got a better movement.

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    I've seen it in person and it's nice. Titanium bracelet, too.
     
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    The Tudor is a gorgeous watch with great heritage. I know some hard-use folks who wear them and Tudor's can take a beating.

    I'm not much of a fan of tourbillions from a static visual standpoint. I appreciate their engineering complexity and history, though I prefer the joy of looking at the full movement through a display caseback.
     
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    The cheap Sea-Gull M17 available now on Massdrop is very nice--and I usually dislike complications. My queen cat says it's "very Capricorn." Whatever that means, it must be something good.


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    Here is a stock photo of my IWC Portuguese chronograph:

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    In the IWC shop now for a tuneup and new band which is costing me a small fortune and interfering with potential headphone purchases.
     
  11. Kunlun

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    Hmm, I think I know what she means, even though I'm not sure if I can explain it!


    I think I'd end up just staring at the tourbillion all day if I had one. A person has to know their limits!
     
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    Just have this little Maurice Lacroix, I like that their products are fully Swiss-made including the movement which isn't just an import. (Though I put a metal band on it so I feel better about taking it to the beach and it's sure a lot easier to take it off and put it on all the time)

    I'm too lazy for a self-winding or automatic :p

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    That is a beautiful watch! Very nice and worth having re-oiled!




    Meanwhile, I'm thinking about the Breguet 5857 GMT above and the F.P. Journe with blue mother of pearl shown earlier in the thread looks like it's coming in.



    Also, I need a travel watch that if, heaven forbid, it got lost/wrecked/stolen, I wouldn't be that put out...
    Something automatic, with a date function and GMT

    To be honest, after almost getting shot to death, I'm a little paranoid about travel.

    Maybe a Seiko GMT?

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    It's a nice looking watch, chakku! ML makes nice watches.
     
  15. Kunlun

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    By the way, I think this is a very pretty watch:

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    See? So pretty. I mean, I'm not buying it, but if one of you bought it, I would stare at it if we had lunch. It'd be a little creepy, probably.
     
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    Kunlun,

    I'd prefer the Seiko Sumo SBDC, recently on Massdrop (no GMT though).

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    Unrelated: JLC just came out with an updated Geophysic in stainless, rose, and platinum.

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    PS I like the hands on that VC you posted.
     
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    That's a nice Seiko! The big bezel and lugs to dial ratio is like a Rolex on steroids. Rolex is actually taking a step away from that look, but the Seiko pulls it off.

    The new JLC Geophysic is very understated. JLC really seems to have their design down. They have a new "tie-fighter" balance wheel, which is cool, too. Not sure how I feel about the dead-seconds, though.
     
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    Kunlun, also consider a Citizen Eco-drive for a travel watch. The movements are light powered, keep decent time, and take a beating well. I've had a nighthawk model for about eight years and it has served me well. And since it has a perpetual calendar function, I've only had to move between regular and LTM to account for Daylight Savings.
     
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    My first serious watch. A bit heavy but I like it.

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    I have the model with white numbers on a black background. The analogue VX42.
     
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    Good call, I'll check it out!

    Post a pic sometime, I'd like to see it!

    I find heaviness lends a certain something ("mass"?) to a watch. It feels more well-built, somehow.
     

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