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    Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    When choosing a watch to buy, do you prefer the looks or the movement (power reserve, quality,etc.) ?

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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    Both

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    Charlize Theron.
    Her movements look pretty good to me and her looks are damn fine too
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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    Depends. Nowadays, I'd put slight preference on looks, with a minimum baseline of "good" in either category.

    I've gone through both extremes recently -

    For a short while, I felt like I needed to have a top-grade-2824-2, or an in-häus mövement (Nomos, thankfully, is juuust within reach) and everything else (basic 2824s, basic soprods, japan stuff) was "blech". Turns out, the movement - after, say, two days - fades into being a background consideration, so long as it works well and isn't too ugly or noisy.

    Then, flopped to another extreme, and thought that looks is all that matters and movement can be any old quartz thing (hence recent purchases of a Hammy Ventura E80, and a prototipo chrono). Well.... Turns out that having a mechanical movement does matter a little bit (no idea why), and something about quartz just.. doesn't work for me. (Unfortunately. Looks like I'm gonna take a huge loss on the ventura >:[ ).

    So, at this point, I'm thinking - the movement should be reliable first, and "nice" second. Anything else could be excessive. The looks still matter a lot. ... Let's see if this opinion also persists or is replaced over the coming months.
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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    Looks is my primary concern when buying a watch. Movement does come into it but is secondary.

    Saying that I have been mechanical only for a while, but starting to consider quartz. Still there is something that elevates a mechanical watch from a quartz.

    Both are considered but looks is number 1. That is, after all, what I will spend my day looking at!
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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    Pensy Prep:
    You noticed Charlene's beauty too?
    IMO most beautiful woman on the Planet!!!!
    Seen almost (if not all her films) from Cider House Rules to 3 Days in the Valley
    to Reindeer Games.

    Even when she's not at the top of her game, she's more beautiful than the rest.
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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    Quote Originally Posted by arogle1stus View Post
    Pensy Prep:
    You noticed Charlene's beauty too?
    IMO most beautiful woman on the Planet!!!!
    Seen almost (if not all her films) from Cider House Rules to 3 Days in the Valley
    to Reindeer Games.

    Even when she's not at the top of her game, she's more beautiful than the rest.
    The P P Calatrava of womanhood. IMHO


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    That's Jessica Alba / Natalie Portman for me!

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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    Looks. Movement is secondary though if it is quartz it should be better than average quality and preferably HAQ.

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    Re: Which do you prefer : Superior movement or superior looks ?

    The visual appeal is my first thought. Then, the engine. If the looks are impressive, I can be flexible on the movement.

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