Guilty confession...๐Ÿ˜ณ

Jun 06, 2020,13:35 PM
 



I'm not usually one to "flip" watches. My collection, if you can call it that, is small and carefully curated, and there isn't much turnover. But I've broken with my usual habits and traded in the blue gradient dial Santos de Cartier toward the Santos de Cartier Chrono in SS with a black ADLC bezel after just a couple of months.






Why?




Partially due to a surfeit of blue dials, but also because of the horological interest of the "pseudo-monopusher" chrono activation and the superior mechanics of the 1904 MC-based movement over the 1847. (The last 1904-based movement I had exhibited chronometer-like performance, perhaps in part due to the twin spring barrels.)


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Iโ€™d never do it

 
 By: Weems@8 : June 6th, 2020-14:10
It is also not my way to flip watches. You did it, and i am curious what it did to you. Flipper the dolphin, and flipperchipper. How strange are blue dials? You had the blue dial Santos, and i considered that model. Also iโ€™d consider a Santos 100XL. A col... 

Had the Santos been my only watch with a blue dial, I would not have traded it.

 
 By: Modernahab : June 6th, 2020-14:47
But for me, 3 watches with blue dials in a wardrobe of 13 or 14 was one too many. Especially when one of them is this ๐Ÿ˜‰ : I agree that the gradient blue dial on the Santos is terrific. I'm also intrigued by the new gray dial model, but have yet to see it ...  

I think InDebtButOnTime is leader in blue dials with 14 or so

 
 By: cazalea : June 6th, 2020-15:43
I have only 12. How many is too many? ๐Ÿคจ Cazalea