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  1. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 3, 2016

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  2. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Nov 3, 2016

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    I like it! But honestly how could you not like a blue dial watch?

    At that price point, wow, that wont work for me. For that kind of money I would rather buy more speedmasters. :)
     
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  3. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Nov 3, 2016

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    Now you know why I only buy vintage pieces. I'm sure there have been improvements in metallurgy and mechanics over the years, but at a price.

    I'd rather pay <10% of the new watch price for an older piece with character and few bucks extra to fix it up.
    gatorcpa
     
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  4. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Nov 3, 2016

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    haha...lot of missed opportunities in this watch...likely sums it up for me
     
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  5. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Nov 3, 2016

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    I think that would be the general consensus here on this message board. I have two very nice and mint JLC watches. For what I paid for those I could buy 7-12 more vintage JLC watches in mint condition when compared to this new release. JLC has a very wide range in the 60s-70s and almost all of them are so very cool.
     
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  6. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Nov 3, 2016

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    Well, at least they didn't screw it up completely by giving it a needlessly large case. 40mm is a pretty wearable size for most, I guess.
     
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  7. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 3, 2016

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    Did you see how thick it is? I guess it was a rock and a hard place design wise. 42mm as the article suggested would have been worse.
     
  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Nov 3, 2016

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    I like the dial, the caseback, and the crowns but it is a couple mm too thick. For that money, I'd be going after something from the 39-ish mm GO Pano Series.

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  9. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Nov 3, 2016

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    I like it, but will wait to buy it at less than half the price second hand in a year or two.
     
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  10. flyingout

    flyingout Nov 4, 2016

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    I thought I would do a little boutique browsing today. Mainly to see if the Zenith CP-2 LE was available. (It was, comments elsewhere.) I just missed the Omega Museum pieces. ALS 1815 looks just as lovely as always.

    I thought the Memovox looked sharper in person than I expected. Size good. Thickness not a huge problem on the wrist. At the price I'm not interested, but I enjoyed seeing it and had a nice conversation with a couple of gents in the boutique.

    Cheers

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  11. jcs2000

    jcs2000 Nov 22, 2016

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    I saw it in the NYC JLC boutique. It is a great look. The blue shade is very modern. I think it will do well.
     
  12. Mick Tock

    Mick Tock Nov 23, 2016

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    I did not yet see the watch in real life.

    I love the blue tones of the dial, of course. However, in my eyes the stepped case around the crystal is a bit too thick (it's not the bezel alone). Furthermore, the hands are too thin for the bold case design and the massive indices.

    But I may be biased towards the vintage models ;)

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  13. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 23, 2016

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    I love this watch. The price is par for the course with a new JLC. It's haunting me. ::love::
     
  14. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Nov 23, 2016

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