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Should we send the DR people a signed petition...

May 4 2006 at 3:31 AM

AlbertoS  (Login Alberto_S)

 
...to bring back the classic ruthenium/silver dials?

Would anyone here be willing to sign it?

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Jon Huey
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Count me in! (nt)

May 4 2006, 10:25 AM 

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michel
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YES YES YES !!!!!!

May 5 2006, 10:04 AM 

Count me in also,i agree totaly.

Regards Michel

 
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Mohamed
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where do I sign ?

May 5 2006, 10:57 AM 

Hello Alberto

Do I have to sign if I manage to find a DR 177 (GP movt) with the classic ruhtenium dial?

I didn't make the plunge yet. Why do you think ?

Mohamed



 
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AlbertoS
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Go for it Momo!

May 6 2006, 1:03 AM 

Even if I am not particularly fond of the break in the hours circle to make room for the date window (I would have preferred to have it open in the middle of the circle), it is still a GREAT watch to have, and a really good value for money in Roths.

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Mohamed
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Too bad watch was already sold...

May 9 2006, 11:39 AM 

My mistake I shouldn't have waited that much but another timepiece was on my mind at that time.

Result none of the two watches was bought

The search is on but not sure to find another ruthenium dial.

Mohamed

 
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AlbertoS
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Momo - you always do this!!!

May 16 2006, 5:04 AM 

You find a watch you like, you hesitate to buy and ask the advice of all your friends, and by the time you decide to buy it it's already sold!!!

Try buying them on impulse, next time...

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Jeff Warden
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No.

May 9 2006, 6:48 PM 

Hi Alberto,

I couldn't sign the petition because I think it would be bad for the brand, but then again these watches are well out of my budget anyway, so I doubt my personal signature would carry much weight.

Seriously though, I don't think it's a great idea to try to resurrect old designs and techniques when there is no need. Doing so would send a signal (to me anyway) that the "new DR" doesn't have the design sophistication of the "old DR", nor the confidence in what they're doing; not a message I would want to broadcast if I were to steer the ship. I think a clean break with the old designs is healthy; in fact, I would be pleased if they would be done with the pill shaped case and move on to new shapes entirely.

For the record, the modern DR designs are not my cup of tea, but I don't want the old designs (some of which I view as true classics) to be remade either, as the vintage ones can already be found and purchased if you're patient enough to do so.

Nosiree, if I had the ear of decisionmakers at DR (and I think I do, as we all do here at The PuristS), I would tell them to keep it up; keep refining, keep designing truly new watches, but, um, design a little harder, if you know what I mean.

Best regards,

Jeff

 
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AlbertoS
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An interesting point, Jeff...

May 16 2006, 5:05 AM 

...and a side of the argument I had not fully considered. At the same time, I still feel that there is room for a bit of classicism and "nostalgia" in every watch brand, no?

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