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    Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    The question is: I'm not a great fan of gold (case) watches, but I found for sale, from a professional seller, two IWC «vintage»:
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    (not my pics) - IWC from 1944 (a little more expensive, but that's not the point) - case diameter 36 mm, reference 410, cal 83

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    (again not my pics) - IWC from 1966 - case diamenter 33 mm, reference 1205, cal 401

    I like them both...but can only afford one of them.

    Which one would you choose?

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    My 2 cents.

    Both are very nice. If it were me I'd go with #1.
    I'm partial to the sub second dial and like the dauphine style hands.
    I like the fact that it's a little older too. I'm not familiar with the movements, but the first looks similar to the JLC movement,
    maybe someone else could chime in on that one.
    The biggest plus in my book is the difference in size, a 36mm is more in line with current taste for size, the 33mm would look a bit small,
    but then again it's a matter of taste.

    Finally, the things I'm not crazy about #1 are the arabic numerals and the lugs. I like a more pronounced lug.

    Mike

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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    Both are very nice. If it were me I'd go with #1. I'm partial to the sub second dial and like the dauphine style hands.
    +1...exactly what I was going to say.

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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    It seems we all think alike! Honestly, you can't really go wrong with either watch - although #1 speaks to me more.
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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    Its one for me and all for one, where have I heard something like that before.

    Lovely watches but for the same reasons, it is No1 by a mile

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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    Thank you all.

    I sincerelly agree with all your opinions.
    When consensus are usually dificult, this one turns out a non-issue. Which is great.
    I'm going for the No1. Just have to negotiate it proprely.

    Thanks again for your help. You've been most kind.

    Cheers
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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    I'm a bit late but I have to say that you made the right choice, I'd have went
    for number one too.
    Great watch.

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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    I'm a bit late but I have to say that you made the right choice, I'd have went
    for number one too.
    Great watch.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Yup - number one looks amazing. Congratulations, and wear it in good health!

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    Re: Will you be so kind to help me choose a watch?

    We (of course) would love to see a wrist-shot once you have the watch...

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