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Good deal or redial ?

  1. Syrte

    Syrte Jan 7, 2017

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  2. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Jan 7, 2017

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    Original - but the subdial hands are not.
     
  3. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 7, 2017

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    If you are jumping in.... I'd keep looking.
     
  4. Syrte

    Syrte Jan 7, 2017

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    It's been sold 3 days ago... I was watching the auction but thought the buyer did pretty well.
     
  5. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 7, 2017

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    Better to focus on Compur, Uni, Compax or Tri Compax. These day date models are well .... meh! Lots of nice 3 hand watches out there as well.
     
  6. Syrte

    Syrte Jan 7, 2017

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    Matter of personal taste :)
     
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  7. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Jan 7, 2017

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    Calendar watches are perfectly respectable UG models. In fact, they are a Universal Geneve signature and beloved by many.

    Sure - the watch is gold filled. But I feel somebody has to be a bit overly elitist to deny a watch on that basis alone.

    The dial isn't super attractive to me, but it's the subdial hands that really turn me off.
     
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  8. LaurentBxl

    LaurentBxl Jan 8, 2017

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    I like how balanced is the dial on those. I find the dial of a tri compax a tad too busy for my taste, most will disagree.
     
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  9. Syrte

    Syrte Jan 8, 2017

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    Is this one yours David? If so, dibs :p (just in case I might ever be able to afford one)
     
  10. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 8, 2017

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    I prefer to see things the other way around, if everybody is focused on chrono's, then it is a good time to buy a triple date.
     
  11. Syrte

    Syrte Jan 8, 2017

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    Darn, I knew I should never post anything of interest. Now you're leading everyone onto my little project. Thanks.
     
  12. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 8, 2017

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    Unintended, my point was more that you need to have very deep pockets to be chasing todays "what's hot". There is always much better value to be found in "Meh" watches ;)

    And being very careful with my hard earned euros has always helped me to find good value watches by looking at and where other people aren't :)
     
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  13. Syrte

    Syrte Jan 8, 2017

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    ::rant:Gee, and now you're digging even deeper. :rolleyes:
    Actually, I agree with @Larry S, they are "meh watches", look elsewhere people.
     
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  14. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 8, 2017

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    One of Laurent/Noodia's mantras was about always collecting "where it is quiet."
     
  15. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 8, 2017

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    Wise words, I think only really possible when one has been "at it" for a bit, in the beginning it is easy to be caught up in the here and now of "what's hot" instead of taking a more relaxed and longer term view of where to park the watch funds.
     
  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 8, 2017

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    Jeez and yesterday I said to avoid lemming behavior. :whistling: To me the dials on the triple dates are just not attractive. @cristos71 ... very nice watch though. :thumbsup: