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Post by DEMO » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:29 am

I don't know if this one has been discussed here yet but I just saw this over at Lex's OceanicTime....

http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2013/01 ... graph.html

Absolutely a classic beautiful dive chrono with vintage styling IMO. Man that one is a beauty. I like everything about it. Finally a JL i would consider for the collection.... although I know the price will be somewhere in the stratosphere. The only thing is the ceramic/metal composite case, not sure if I like that or not. I personally might have just liked a high quality DLC case. But wow that sure is purdy.

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Post by dukerules » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:33 am

My favorite release of SIHH 2013.

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Post by rockmastermike » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:36 am

stunning is all I can think of. well maybe shock and awe come to mind, too

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Post by craniotes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:38 am

Meh.

For some reason this blend of the old and the new just doesn't do it for me. :shrug:

Gimmie the steel version. That's perfection. :thumbsup:

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Post by belligero » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:51 am

craniotes wrote:[...]Gimmie the steel version. That's perfection. :thumbsup:
What, I thought everyone liked CERMET!

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Post by jimyritz » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:55 am

Cool watch...No pricing on JLC's website...

I'd probably go for the Deep Sea Chrono Stainless as well...

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Post by dukerules » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:01 am

I said it was my favorite release of SIHH 2013, but I don't think I actually love it. I almost always prefer SS over alternative, high-tech materials such as ceramic, CF, and the like. Really didn't love anything at SIHH this year, and I thought I was going to really dig the new Inge line from IWC.

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Post by nishant » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:36 am

Umm ! Didn't quite sing to me .. Prefer the SS version as well !

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:42 am

The stainless version already feels very light on the wrist. The ceramic version must be light as a feather.
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Post by craniotes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:53 am

dukerules wrote:I said it was my favorite release of SIHH 2013, but I don't think I actually love it. I almost always prefer SS over alternative, high-tech materials such as ceramic, CF, and the like. Really didn't love anything at SIHH this year, and I thought I was going to really dig the new Inge line from IWC.
Agreed. Thus far, SIHH 2013 is a snore. Yes, I'm supposed to be out there boosting IWC, yet with the exception of the the ref. 3239 (the 40mm) and the ref 3785 (Racer Chronograph), you can color me unimpressed. Okay, fine, I'd gladly murder any of your for the Constant-Force Tourbillon, but that's different.

As for exotic materials, I'm all for them as far as research and pushing envelopes goes, but ultimately stainless steel works just fine for me. Sure, I'm looking forward to adding the Forged Carbon Diver to my collection, which will necessitate the departure of my stainless steel Diver, but that's pretty much the only watch that uses that material that I dig (it also helps that it was discontinued after year of production -- in favor of an all-ceramic model -- which is going to make it a rare bird indeed).

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Post by andy tims » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:11 am

Love the looks, but not sure about ceramic as a case material.

I know it's massively scratch resistant, but we've seen the pictures of cracked cases on watch that have been dropped.
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Post by tmw » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:36 am

The snoozefest continues.

I was starting to think it was just me, but it seems to be a widespread feeling.

And the boutique only...just another annoying tactic.

but, I will still take me some of that AP Ceramic diver.
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Post by AtomicTom » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:13 am

JL looks like they have this vintage style down perfect DEMO !
Hadn't seen it yet. Thank you for the link about it !

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Post by JBZ » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:28 am

I'm sure it's extraordinarily well made, both inside and out. That said, I don't see it as anything particularly special from an aesthetic point of view. Not that it looks bad, just that it doesn't look remarkably different from the other sport divers already out there (of course, I drool over Submariners and Sea Dwellers, and there's obviously nothing new there).

Also, I've never understood the point of a dive watch with a chronograph feature, but that issue is hardly unique to this model.
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Post by craniotes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:37 pm

JBZ wrote:Also, I've never understood the point of a dive watch with a chronograph feature, but that issue is hardly unique to this model.
The chronograph can be used for timing deco stops. In fact, the psychotic Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms X has a dedicated 5-minute timer to accomplish precisely this task.

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PS - The discontinued Aquatimer Split-Minute had a more elegant solution; a hand hidden beneath the minute hand that could be stopped to mark the beginning of a deco stop and then snapped forward when done.
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Post by JBZ » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:48 pm

craniotes wrote:
JBZ wrote:Also, I've never understood the point of a dive watch with a chronograph feature, but that issue is hardly unique to this model.
The chronograph can be used for timing deco stops. In fact, the psychotic Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms X has a dedicated 5-minute timer to accomplish precisely this task.

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PS - The discontinued Aquatimer Split-Minute had a more elegant solution; a hand hidden beneath the minute hand that could be stopped to mark the beginning of a deco stop and then snapped forward when done.
Okay, fair enough. The Split-Minute solution sounds very cool, too.
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Post by DEMO » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:57 pm

I just did a google search for the Deep Sea Chrono Stainless version. DAMN! That's hot.
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Post by DEMO » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:02 pm

Check out the video toward the bottom of the page. Pretty cool.

http://professionalwatches.com/2012/05/ ... _chro.html
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Post by snoballz » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:37 pm

craniotes wrote:
dukerules wrote:I said it was my favorite release of SIHH 2013, but I don't think I actually love it. I almost always prefer SS over alternative, high-tech materials such as ceramic, CF, and the like. Really didn't love anything at SIHH this year, and I thought I was going to really dig the new Inge line from IWC.
Agreed. Thus far, SIHH 2013 is a snore. Yes, I'm supposed to be out there boosting IWC, yet with the exception of the the ref. 3239 (the 40mm) and the ref 3785 (Racer Chronograph), you can color me unimpressed. Okay, fine, I'd gladly murder any of your for the Constant-Force Tourbillon, but that's different.

As for exotic materials, I'm all for them as far as research and pushing envelopes goes, but ultimately stainless steel works just fine for me. Sure, I'm looking forward to adding the Forged Carbon Diver to my collection, which will necessitate the departure of my stainless steel Diver, but that's pretty much the only watch that uses that material that I dig (it also helps that it was discontinued after year of production -- in favor of an all-ceramic model -- which is going to make it a rare bird indeed).

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Definitely a yawner this year but I'm with Adam on the IWC 3239. Of course there are the grand complications from Lange, JLC, etc but not attainable by this mere mortal. Although I love carbon and appreciate ceramic... meh... none of the exotic materials from AP, IWC, Panerai, etc really tickle my fancy.

I'll stick to my jellyfish this year. ;)
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Post by craniotes » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:46 pm

snoballz wrote:I'll stick to my jellyfish this year. ;)
Jeeze, what is it with you and Jae and your damn fish? :scratch:

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Post by hazmatman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:09 pm

craniotes wrote:Meh.

For some reason this blend of the old and the new just doesn't do it for me. :shrug:

Gimmie the steel version. That's perfection. :thumbsup:

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Post by afc14284 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:15 am

I'm definitely liking it although at the price point that it will be I think I would choose several high end pieces over it..

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