New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

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New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by logan2z » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 am

LE of 800 pcs for the North American market. Blue dial and date, $8250.

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More at https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-j ... nd-pricing

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by tmw » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:36 am

I want it!
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by matt.wu » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:35 am

Looks good.
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by goaliechris » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:00 am

Wow, love it! Always wanted to own a JLC and this could be the one.


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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by AtomicTom » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:55 am

Oh wow, that is too good Andrew ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Has a compressor style, and then
the way the dial is done is spectacular. ..Just the dials alone today are getting
amazing. Then what's inside the watches is the icing on the cake. Remarkable !

Thanks once again Andrew !!! :)

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:04 am

That's pretty and I'm sure it's nice. Does JLC still sell all their watches on bracelets? They used to be one of the only brands that sold "dress watches" with a bracelet.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by blkgsl » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:28 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:04 am
That's pretty and I'm sure it's nice. Does JLC still sell all their watches on bracelets? They used to be one of the only brands that sold "dress watches" with a bracelet.
Yep, there's a 41mm Polaris on bracelet.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by blkgsl » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:32 am

I haven't warmed up to the most recent generation of the Polaris yet. But this is the best one so far.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by goaliechris » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am

Lug width is an awkward 21mm.

A no date option would be perfect.

So tempted but I keep coming back to the deep sea chrono or the vintage version of that model as comparisons. Different watches, I know, but if you’re going to have one JLC, is this that one?



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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by nweash » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:15 pm

38hour pr. Can’t believe that’s still an option these day’s.

My deep sea vintage chrono is 65hrs. My NSA is 44hrs, and these are 7-9 year old designs now.

Used around 4K I’d love to own one.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by JBZ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:27 pm

I like it from that pic, but the blue they're using strikes me as a shade that is going to look different depending upon the angle and/or lighting. That could be a good thing or a bad thing.
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by aikiman44 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:35 pm

Fantastic. As the Journe Chrono. Bleu rises into the stratosphere, this sharp blue dial draws me in. I’m also not thrilled with the power reserve, and 21mm lugs are inconvenient.
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:36 pm

goaliechris wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Lug width is an awkward 21mm.
I hate that. Any one of 19, 21, or 23mm make it such a huge pain in the ass if you need a short strap.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by dinexus » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:47 pm

As we've seen with the Memovox and the Geophysic from past years, these blue-dial LEs tend to increase in value after the fact. This one's a hitter for sure.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by matt.wu » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:14 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
goaliechris wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Lug width is an awkward 21mm.
I hate that. Any one of 19, 21, or 23mm make it such a huge pain in the ass if you need a short strap.
OEM straps generally suck ass (or aren’t the aesthetic I’m going for), so most of the time I’ll go aftermarket anyway.
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by goaliechris » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:29 pm

matt.wu wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
goaliechris wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Lug width is an awkward 21mm.
I hate that. Any one of 19, 21, or 23mm make it such a huge pain in the ass if you need a short strap.
OEM straps generally suck ass (or aren’t the aesthetic I’m going for), so most of the time I’ll go aftermarket anyway.
The PR doesn’t bother me as much but given the price point I get the point.

This thing would look badass on a multitude of after market leather straps.

I’m still kind of jonesing here...


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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:39 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:14 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
goaliechris wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Lug width is an awkward 21mm.
I hate that. Any one of 19, 21, or 23mm make it such a huge pain in the ass if you need a short strap.
OEM straps generally suck ass (or aren’t the aesthetic I’m going for), so most of the time I’ll go aftermarket anyway.
I agree, but the aftermarket options for small 19mm straps, from what I’ve seen, is a single not very good option. My cheap go to, Hirsch, has nothing.

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by logan2z » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:46 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:39 pm
matt.wu wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:14 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
goaliechris wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Lug width is an awkward 21mm.
I hate that. Any one of 19, 21, or 23mm make it such a huge pain in the ass if you need a short strap.
OEM straps generally suck ass (or aren’t the aesthetic I’m going for), so most of the time I’ll go aftermarket anyway.
I agree, but the aftermarket options for small 19mm straps, from what I’ve seen, is a single not very good option. My cheap go to, Hirsch, has nothing.
Go custom. Camille Fournet makes the straps for JLC and will custom make a strap to your specs.

https://www.camillefournet.com/en/watch ... tch-strap

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by tmw » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 pm

The JLC rubber strap is really well done on this....its on my Polaris LE....
“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn't use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by matt.wu » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:57 pm

logan2z wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:46 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:39 pm
matt.wu wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:14 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
goaliechris wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Lug width is an awkward 21mm.
I hate that. Any one of 19, 21, or 23mm make it such a huge pain in the ass if you need a short strap.
OEM straps generally suck ass (or aren’t the aesthetic I’m going for), so most of the time I’ll go aftermarket anyway.
I agree, but the aftermarket options for small 19mm straps, from what I’ve seen, is a single not very good option. My cheap go to, Hirsch, has nothing.
Go custom. Camille Fournet makes the straps for JLC and will custom make a strap to your specs.

https://www.camillefournet.com/en/watch ... tch-strap
I also have a few 20mm and 21mm from Peter at WatchAcc: https://www.instagram.com/peter.watchacc
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by aikiman44 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Peter has great gator straps. And this needs a blue gator.
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by tmw » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:11 pm

I wonder how a casa fagliano strap would be custom made.
“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn't use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

- Jimmy Buffett

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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by aikiman44 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:33 pm

This guy probably could. I asked him about a black one.

https://forums.watchuseek.com/f319/sale ... cs/5019161
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Re: New JLC Polaris LE with blue dial

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:34 pm

Will this special edition “diver” have those special crowns called screw down

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