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    New Maurice Lacroix

    New addition for me that I thought I'd share. I was looking for a dress watch to replace a vintage Omega Seamaster that just wasn't getting wrist time and I have a soft spot for blue hands.

    I have to say that this ranks up there with anything that I've owned or even fondled in the watch store, including my two modern Omegas. The dial is made of pure silver with some gorgeous patterns and applied markers. The movement is an ML126, which is based on a La Joux Perret, and it's assembled in the tradition of fine watchmaking... adjusted in 4 positions, geneve stripes, pearlage, beveled bridges, and the pearlage on the plate is even on the dial side where only a watchmaker would see it. It's on a crocodile strap with a very nicely made deployment. The watch is signed 6x.

    Thanks for looking.











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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    Dude! Duuuuuuuuude! That's a great looking watch! Can I say that again? That's a great looking watch!

    Any luck on a pic next to your vintage Seamaster for size reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Dude! Duuuuuuuuude! That's a great looking watch! Can I say that again? That's a great looking watch!

    Any luck on a pic next to your vintage Seamaster for size reference?
    First - thanks for the nice comments.

    Second - nope... the Seamaster Vintage is off to northern England to its new home. Sorry. You might actually like the size of this one at 28mm x 43mm - it's not as small as a vintage watch, but it's not large like most of today's modern watches, either.
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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Any luck on a pic next to your vintage Seamaster for size reference?
    Since I don't have the Seamaster anymore, here are two "quick and dirty" blackberry pics that might put perspective on its size. The first is next to my 1967 Hamilton which is the typical vintage size and the second is an obligatory hairy wrist shot.



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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    A very nice ML. I was looking at purchasing that same watch, but went with a different ML. Once I purchased the ML I knew I should have gone with first choice.
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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    Well done~Enjoy!

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    Despite the small width, it has some good wrist presence. I rather like it. Enjoy it in good health!
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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    I very much like it. It looks first class all the way around. Congrats and thnx for sharing!!!
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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    Tonneau case with Breguet hands, a truly classic !

    I think ML's master piece series are highly collectible
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    Re: New Maurice Lacroix

    Thanks everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Despite the small width, it has some good wrist presence. I rather like it. Enjoy it in good health!
    Yeah, it's not big, but I agree... for a dress watch I think it's just right.
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