Just for the looks.... definitely: Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar XL
IWC Portugese 7-Day Reserve
Zenith Chronomaster XXT Grand Date
Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar XL
The GO is stunning.
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I would choose IWC.
It's stunning. All three are stunning. But the Portugueser is so perfect in everyway.
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1) iwc Porto
The Porto is a very classic design and is powered by a tried and tested movement.
Same goes for the zenith. Looks wise, it's got a classy avant garde appeal that I like.
Not a fan of this particular go cos for a bigger dial, I'd prefer to have the main dial occupying the entire surface rather than as a sub dial to tell the time.
I don't have enough watches but I like to talk about them.
I found this old thread and I thought I would try and get some responses because I am actually considering one of these 2 watches. This entails the IWC 5001-07 or the Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar XL. I am looking for that watch to wear with a suit or a pair of jeans. I am in my mid 30's and I am looking for something that will be "timeless" and stay in style for ever. I believe both of these watches can obtain that but I am wondering if the IWC dark blue numbers/strap will still be in style 10 years from now. Further, I am wondering if I will get sick of looking at the moon phase on the Glashutte. I originally was not attracted to this look but after doing some digging around on this forum it appears to be a classic look at enjoyed by many. I would be open to any other watches that are around the 42mm range. I like JLC but it appears most of their watches are the 40mm. I am 6'1 210pds with decent size wrists so I feel I can pull off wearing a 42mm for a dress watch even though most would probably not go any bigger than the 40mm. My price range is under $15k. If it matters at all, I would guess to say I like to dress nice but I am not a fashion forward or very trendy dresser so I am looking for that nice, clean, classic timepiece that would fit me if that makes sense? I greatly appreciate your comments in advance in helping me make this decision.
I forgot to mention I also like the Glashutte Senator XL however it is 44mm and I am assuming the might be too big and it does not have a date function. I also like the Senator 60's chrono 42mm however that also does not have a date function. With that being said, I am curious if everyone else feels a date function would be deal breaker or not? Thanks again everyone!
Of the 3, the IWC is the best all-rounder. I'd drop that particular Zenith. Have you tried them on? The IWC beats the GO in terms of wrist presence in my opinion...
Once more thing, I prefer the IW500114 reference.
Last edited by Watcheroo; March 8th, 2012 at 22:05.
go G.O. !!
Go for GO.
(i really should check the date of original posting before replying.)
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Chopard Happy Sport Ceramic (White)
Cartier Ballon Bleu
These watches all still under consideration for me... Almost bit at the GO when I had an opportunity to buy it second hand. Ultimately, I just couldn't commit because of size (really love 44mm-45mm) and wasn't sure if I may tire of the style. Anyway, despite the lack of love here it may very well be the Zenith I go for first. I love it, unique, discontinued and an awesome movement. Recently bought my wife one (Lady Star Open Heart) and it is really nice.
Will report back if it comes to fruition!
I will say, the GO is the one I pause at most when I cross by a picture... It really is a work of art.
Last edited by trplthrt; March 11th, 2012 at 08:02.
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Panerai 212K, 233L, 312M
Rolex Submariner Date 16610
Audemars Piguet ROO Safari, White Themes
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Dark Knight
Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar XL
Hublot Big Bang Earl Gray, King Power ZF
IWC Portugese 7-Day Black, Big Ingenieur
Omega Planet Ocean XL
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