Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by 93 Turbo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 pm

Saw on watch recon some guy has put one up for sale at $12900.00 US, on reddit. Some interesting responses to his 4 sale post, key board warriors coming out in force. Also some balanced responses to the OP's asking price...
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Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by nweash » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:39 pm

I’m a big fan of the criticism he’s received on that thread.

Edit: all the gems got removed.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by Danny_T » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:00 am

What section should I start the new thread for the LIP homage ?

Thinking rumble room since it’s viewable only to DWC members ?


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by pbj204 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am

There's one on watchrecon for $10,600 that hasn't sold yet.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by logan2z » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:18 am

pbj204 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am
There's one on watchrecon for $10,600 that hasn't sold yet.
Not surprised, just doesn't seem that special. I think the new Air Command seems to be a much more appealing watch without any of the Hodinkee nonsense...

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:55 am

^^^ that is a really nice looking watch.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by nweash » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:24 pm

I like how the sub-dial hands zero out facing down. Can’t say I’ve ever seen/ noticed that on a watch before.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by Danny_T » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:34 pm

logan2z wrote:
pbj204 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:01 am
There's one on watchrecon for $10,600 that hasn't sold yet.
Not surprised, just doesn't seem that special. I think the new Air Command seems to be a much more appealing watch without any of the Hodinkee nonsense...

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Oh wow. Agree 1000% this is hot


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by goaliechris » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:27 am

goaliechris wrote:Hate it. Boring and small.


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Well, I was completely wrong on this one. My brother bought it secondhand and in the flesh it’s great. The dial pops and looks bigger than it wears and it’s incredibly comfortable. It’s definitely not for everyone but it’s far better in person than I originally thought - didn’t want to take it off.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by Cabaiguan » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:51 am

The press pics from Hodinkee also didn’t do the watch justice. The bezel looked grayish and the dial was muted. In person, it’s a totally different animal.

I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not a large watch and works best on small/medium sized wrists. However, the execution is excellent.
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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:49 am

If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.

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Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by goaliechris » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 am

hoppyjr wrote:If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.
Well, I had the same thought initially. One of the reasons I am selling my Deepsea is that I did order up a slightly larger LE Blancpain. The fish is incoming later this fall.


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:22 am

goaliechris wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.
Well, I had the same thought initially. One of the reasons I am selling my Deepsea is that I did order up a slightly larger LE Blancpain. The fish is incoming later this fall.


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by dinexus » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:35 am

I'm super hot on the Blancpain trail right now. As much as I liked the aesthetic on this one, the size, and the association make it not for me.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by Captdave » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:50 am

hoppyjr wrote:If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.
That’s what she saidImage


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by matt.wu » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:05 am

goaliechris wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.
Well, I had the same thought initially. One of the reasons I am selling my Deepsea is that I did order up a slightly larger LE Blancpain. The fish is incoming later this fall.


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by Captdave » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:41 am

goaliechris wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.
Well, I had the same thought initially. One of the reasons I am selling my Deepsea is that I did order up a slightly larger LE Blancpain. The fish is incoming later this fall.


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by Cabaiguan » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:04 am

Just realized my picture sux. Nice score on the 'Cuda, Chris.
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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by nweash » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:46 am

Cabaiguan wrote:Just realized my picture sux. Nice score on the 'Cuda, Chris.

As much as you think your picture sucks, it represents the colors way better than the press release. I could have sworn it was a ghosted gray bezel like the oris collab. I thought hodink was trying to go for a theme or something.

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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 am

Captdave wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:If it were just a big larger I’d need to have it.
That’s what she saidImage


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Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by goaliechris » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:13 am

Cabaiguan wrote:Just realized my picture sux. Nice score on the 'Cuda, Chris.
Thanks all - pretty pumped for it especially after seeing my brother’s watch.

Now somebody buy my Deepsea!! :)


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Re: Hodinkee/Blancpain 07/17/19

Post by gr8sw » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:08 pm

I like most everything about it, except the price...
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