My first JLC

 By: Marcus Hanke : September 16th, 2021-19:22
is a Reverso - of course. The most classic of all JLCs, and browsing through the posts on this forum, this particular model appears to be very popular.


Congrats! Beautiful pics.

 By: Stoikos : September 16th, 2021-19:36

Congratulations! Such a nice piece!

 By: Reuven Malter : September 16th, 2021-19:46
Have you thought about the colorful tributes, too? Why did you went with this version?

My favourite Reverso originally was the Gran Sport Chrono ...

 By: Marcus Hanke : September 17th, 2021-09:10
... but back then, I could not afford it. Last year, JLC decided to "honour" its local sales partner, that had nursed JLC for decades (since VDO ownership), also through difficult times, by withdrawing the sales concession, because the shop's location would not match the brand image any more. Consequently, the remaining JLCs in stock were sold at a discount.
Normally, I wear watches from 40 to 44mm diameter, so I am used to larger watches. However, I tried on some of the larger Reversos and liked them, but what really blew me away was how good this smaller three-hander looked on my wrist. So I decided for that model, also because I love the good and legible contrast between the silver-white dial and the blued hands.

Thank you very much for your detailed explanations.

 By: Reuven Malter : September 17th, 2021-14:34
Jlcs behaviour is a shame, though!

Well done enjoy.

 By: pmh6000 : September 16th, 2021-19:51

Very nice - enjoy wearing it :)

 By: jml_watches : September 16th, 2021-20:05

Amazing pics!

 By: lm6 : September 16th, 2021-20:15
And congratulations to a very nice classic watch. You can't go wrong with that one!

Iconic, classic, beautiful. Bravo, Marcus.

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2021-20:19

So Happy To Read You!

 By: patrick_y : September 16th, 2021-20:26
And YES!  The Reverso with its Art Deco appearance is what got me first interested in watches! 

Congratulations. The Reverso is the Goldberg Variations of watchmaking. So many variations on a theme. J.S. Bach would approve.

 By: Uncle Chico : September 16th, 2021-20:38

Congrats sir! I recently added this one and have been very pleased; I think you will enjoy it for a very long time

 By: vallura : September 16th, 2021-21:40

Congrats Marcus! Looks stunning and am sure you will enjoy it a lot! I also got my first JLC recently, a reverso, and boy oh boy it quickly became one of my favorite. Timeless!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 16th, 2021-22:12

Well done — classic watch (and pocket knife)!

 By: orahu : September 16th, 2021-22:42

Very nice. Congrats!

 By: RabidManatee : September 16th, 2021-23:05

An excellent way to dip your toe into JLC!

 By: BigFatPauli : September 16th, 2021-23:10

What took you so long ? :) congratulations. A watch that will stay with me, along the Explorer, in the worst situation.

 By: hoseachandra : September 17th, 2021-00:30

Indeed, it took a long time until my first JLC.

 By: Marcus Hanke : September 17th, 2021-09:13
Basically, I always wanted a rectangular watch, but on the paper, most (affordable) Reversos appeared to be too small for me. However, this experience once again proves that pure figures are very different when it comes to the subjective presence, especially of a rectangular timepiece.

Welcome to the flip side, Mr Hanke!

 By: wover : September 17th, 2021-05:53
Very nice first and second photographs btw

Wow, great pics - you can never go wrong with a Reverso! 👍

 By: ronhan : September 17th, 2021-09:49
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Holy henwire, Marcus! Good to see you here buddy!

 By: MichaelC : September 17th, 2021-12:18
Nice JLC smile