More watches JLC should make.......September 20 2004 at 5:44 AM
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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 its 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.
|September 20 2004, 6:45 AM |
I especially like the 'manual wind for the perpetual' idea.
The GT has a small seconds subregister at 6 o'clock...
|September 20 2004, 6:59 PM |
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.
- 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.
here is mine choice
|September 20 2004, 9:16 PM |
JLC should have a decent chronograph watch in master series or reverso series.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
|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.
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.
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.