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More watches JLC should make.......

September 20 2004 at 5:44 AM

Velociphile  (Login Velociphile)
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Silly and sensible coffee break thoughts to refresh the Master range:

Grand Taille with small seconds. Much cuter....

Master Moon with power reserve. Ooh, getting much cuter....

A Reserve de Marche with a moon. Soooo cute.... Did someone say 5055?...shhhhhhh.

Geographic - Add a memovox alarm. Ah ha! R e a l l y practical travel watch.

(Geographic with +/- GMT/DST function. Dream on....)

Reveil - Add a dual time hand. Ah ha! Even more practical travel watch - hotel alarm breakage no problem!

Perpetual Calendar. Make it manual! Should keep them away from a slow death on a winder and on owners’ wrists. Hahaha!

Annual calendar. Who needs a perpetual anyway? Face it, your watch probably gets reset from having stopped or been serviced before that ‘once every 4 year wheel’ comes into play as a useful feature. Go on, you know it’s true.

A one button 30 Minute chronograph based on RDM – Small seconds become 30 min counter. Sweep seconds only. Stop and reset on single button at 2pm.

Master Grande ChronoVoxLunoGeoGraphe - Master Grande Memovox with dual time and one button chrono

Hmmmmm Chronovox, Like the sound of that.

……oh, and did I mention a Polaris re-issue…..

Got to go, the men with the white coats are here.

Velociphile

 
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Robert
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Nice post!

September 20 2004, 6:45 AM 

I especially like the 'manual wind for the perpetual' idea.

 
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Echi
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The GT has a small seconds subregister at 6 o'clock...

September 20 2004, 6:59 PM 

Some improvements/enhancements...

Master Moon (silver dial)

- manual wind
- the dial needs a bit more depth IMO. while it's as symmetrical as it can get, it looks a bit flat. i think a recessed dial might look ok starting from the hour markers such that the day markers are a level higher than the whole dial. this way, the day pointer wouldn't have to be bent.
- an off-white enamel dial perhaps?
- finish on the day pointer can be improved. it's too rough.
- and they can take out the "automatique" word below the moonphase

the funny thing is, i think the black dial version is quite handsome and you can probably leave it as is.

GT

- the main complaint i have with the GT is that i think they could've done better by having a guilloche pattern on the dial like the Classique. it just gives it a bit more depth.

- i don't know if raised hour markers will look better.


 
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decha
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here is mine choice

September 20 2004, 9:16 PM 

JLC should have a decent chronograph watch in master series or reverso series.

 
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Johnny B
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I'm with you on the chrono for the Master series...

September 21 2004, 8:44 AM 

But the Reverso series indeed has a very nice chrono--the Gran' Sport Chrono.

John

 
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decha
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Sorry to disagree

September 21 2004, 7:21 PM 

I think reverso grand sport chrono is not my kind of watch. I would prefer a more classic reverso which will I think be an instance success.

 
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Echi
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Given the Reverso's rectangular design, how do you think...

September 22 2004, 1:29 AM 

the pushers would look like?

maybe a monopusher design might work to retain its elegance. otherwise, pushers jutting out of the case might look awkward.

what do you think?

 
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decha
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It could be

September 22 2004, 4:26 AM 

In fact JLC has a chrono in reverso but in quarzt movement. So chrono in mechanical movement would not be too bad. A monopusher is also a good idea as well.

 
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John B
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So you'd prefer...

September 22 2004, 8:22 AM 

So you'd prefer something like the limited edition reverso chronograph? I personally quite like the Gran' Sport. What don't you like about it?

John

 
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decha
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not necessary

September 22 2004, 7:49 PM 

It does not have to be limited because JLC produce most of the limited watch at 500 pcs which to me is not limited. As for as gran sport, I think the watch has too hardcore personality for me. TOO BOLD and TOO STRONG. If they can do it in normal reverso I think I will have a more soft tone to it.

 
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John B
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Re: not necessary

September 23 2004, 9:14 AM 

I didn't mean that it needed to be limited. I was merely wondering whether you would prefer the aesthetic look of the limited ed. reverso chronograph...just inquiring about aesthetics.

Cheers,

John

 
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vivek
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Master reviel with Day(@12) Date(@6), rotating bezel

January 4 2005, 11:08 AM 

My take on it is
a JLC with Day(@12) and Date(@6) with a rotating bezel for 2nd timezone. It should not be that complicated to make this movement as they already have memovox with a rotating bezel. Adding a day of the week complication should not be that hard for JLC. I am not a watchmaker. But, I am guessing this should be well within JLC's reach.
--Viv

 
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