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Horological Meandering: Omega over Longines because

There is no half-eaten number showing There is a proper “3” and not a buttocks
17d
By: jiggerly-cool
1

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Strap is preferred, but not black 'gator

Bracelet is great for summer though. However, what keep me from grabbing that watch are those two screws on the dial. I'm only willing to tolerate them if the slots are both perfectly vertical. Back when it was still in the catalog, I used to check JLC displays wherever I went, in case there was a s
29d
By: jiggerly-cool
2

Horological Meandering: Dunno about Breguet but about JLC, not to worry

The way the brand is muddling along, there won’t be any favorable changes in the way it’s perceived. (Seems to me JLC’s way of trying to boost resale values is to just keep raising SRPs.) Still, I keep hoping for actually interesting new products that are accessible to non-oligarchs every time there
1M
By: jiggerly-cool
3

Horological Meandering: Uh oh: I have a Duoface & now I’m wondering what I missed

Mine works fine & has no QC issues—or so I believe!—though if there’re any it’s too late now (bought >6yrs ago). The only gripes I have are that the seconds don’t hack and the day-night indicator isn’t quite right (iirc, current ones are ok).
1M
By: jiggerly-cool
1

Jaeger-LeCoultre: That’s the original strap, isn’t it?

I have the exact same Duoface and the strap it came with looks like that. (Btw, I think you have impeccable taste! Heh heh) You’ve just inspired me to dig mine up—I don’t recall having had it on my wrist in 2022! So thanks for posting yours. Incidentally, do you think there’s something not quite rig
1M
By: jiggerly-cool
0

A. Lange & Söhne: Aesthetically, I prefer the original

The proportions look and feel better (and better-balanced; I agree with what you noted). It seems Lange has a tendency to take steps back in the looks department whenever technical advances are made. Three quickly come to mind: The latest is this Zeitwerk update. Clearly technically and functionally
1M
By: jiggerly-cool
1

Horological Meandering: Short answer: NO. Less short answer: Yes you can, but shouldn't

Best to only use spring bars like the originals, so curved only if the original bars were curved. For straight, the holes in the lugs are at 90 degrees to the inner line of the lug. Holes designed for curved bars are not perpendicular. If you use curved bars when the originals were straight, or vice
2M
By: jiggerly-cool
0

Patek Philippe: Perhaps you could reconsider? Your response to being treated badly may inadvertently be encouraging the poor practices

Seeing what you posted, ADs doing well will feel even more emboldened to act with impunity, arrogant in the knowledge that customers are cowed. One would've hoped that serious, connoisseur sites like this would be a credible place to [gently] call out bad behavior, and that brand principals reading
3M
By: jiggerly-cool
1