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Finally found my dream JLC Reverso Duo

  1. jntemple11 Apr 5, 2018

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    Hi all,

    I wanted to share a couple photos of my latest watch acquisition, and it's one that I spent a good deal of time searching for over the past several months. I became enamored with the JLC Reverso Duo long ago and really fell for the first edition created in the mid-1990s. The elegance, class and overall design aesthetics are just breathtaking. I finally found the model at a decent price earlier this week and am now the proud owner of the 270.8.54 model, as it arrived today. It's been worn some, but what watch hasn't that's 23 years old? Overall, it's in great shape. I'm over the moon. 20180405_153440.jpg 20180405_153553.jpg
     
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  2. ulackfocus Apr 5, 2018

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    Aw man, somebody posted a beautiful Reverso.

    sigh. :(

    Why'd you have to go and do that?
     
  3. heccsat Apr 6, 2018

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    I also have the exact same model. Congrat man :) Good purchase!
    I really love mine too. Can you please pm me the price you paid for it, if it is not confidential? I have no idea how much these are selling for nowadays.
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  4. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 6, 2018

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    Mine says hi. One thing ... these are scratch magnets so be wary of door frames etc. Every collection should have at least one! F54DFB1D-A828-440F-8F77-338139F34A69.jpeg 42DE6C14-5DB8-4C73-8D41-F7FD3ABE3570.jpeg
     
  5. watch_nut Apr 6, 2018

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    Sigh..... i have reverso fever now. The reverso has always been one of my favorite watches. Now i want one even more.... congrats @jntemple11 and the others for your beauties.
     
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  6. Pjotr1 Apr 6, 2018

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    Great watch, congrats!
     
  7. gostang9 Apr 6, 2018

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    Congrats! I am someone who agrees this belongs in the collection. I intend to add one at some point in the future.
     
  8. NT931 Apr 6, 2018

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    Congrats! Love the way the night side has developed a charming patina.

    The 270.8.54 was my first Reverso as well, and one I still enjoy wearing a lot. I love the blued hands in particular.
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  9. jntemple11 Apr 6, 2018

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    Agreed on the blued hands. It is perhaps the most fun watch I have ever owned. I can't decide which side I like better. It's still wild to think the Reverso was a sports watch 80+ years ago.
     
  10. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 6, 2018

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    Ah reverso almost universally loved and almost as universally postponed to purchase.
     
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  11. Jfullm42 Apr 6, 2018

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    Nice congrats! I love the day / night reverso, been eyeing them for years, but just haven't been able to pull the trigger. Enjoy it!
     
  12. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 6, 2018

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    Its the shape...It takes a while to get used to. If no one was buying them JLC wouldn't be making them. I bought mine new primarily because I needed to see it in the metal and try it on. As soon as I did I was hooked.
     
  13. jaguar11 Apr 6, 2018

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    Very nice. Enjoy and wear in good health.
     
  14. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 6, 2018

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    I’ve been to 2 GTG’s and someone has brought a reverso. Both times it’s the watch everyone wants try on and then swears they are getting one. Then no one gets them. It’s like a 48 hour flu.
     
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  15. heccsat Apr 6, 2018

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    They don't know what they miss :confused: It's a watch that you have to own at least once.
     
  16. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 6, 2018

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    Man I do like that Ostrich strap .... who made that for you?
     
  17. ulackfocus Apr 6, 2018

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    That's standard Reverso equipment.

    My 24 hour Reverso of Misfortune had one just like it.
     
  18. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 6, 2018

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    Mine came with Matte Black Gator. Gotta look into it.
     
  19. NT931 Apr 7, 2018

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    Custom short strap, ordered online via Camille Fournet - they're good! Very positive experience
     
  20. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Apr 7, 2018

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    I have one of their straps on my 69 Speedy. Agree very high quality.