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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    It's not unique.
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    Like it! It is unique and would fit in well with what you already have, imho. If you're liking the Uno and don't tire of it, I think the Meistersinger will be a keeper, too . . .

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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    If your not into fringe watches, don't buy it.

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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    It's not unique.
    yes it is . . .
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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    Checkout Botta. UNO's are not that uncommon, Mondaine even had one.
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    yes it is . . .

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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Checkout Botta. UNO's are not that uncommon, Mondaine even had one.
    thx, preferred the look of my Pangaea . . . .
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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    To address your concerns;

    I don't think its too dressy by any stretch of the imagination; far too many digits and chapter markers for that to be a concern.

    I also don't think it's a novelty; Seconds-hands are essentially useless, and when you get used to it, and assuming your job doesn't require minute-precision, you will be able to tell the time relatively accurately anyway. Certainly within +-2.5 minutes.

    It's such a fun watch, and easily worth the $1,100 pricetag in my opinion. It would also round out that lovely German collection you have nicely! :)
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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    It's nice but it does seem expensive.


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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    It's nice, but here is why I would not buy this watch.......

    A. Seems overpriced for what you get
    B. The novelty of the single hand might be fun for a minute, but would bother me as I do need to know the minute
    C. To ask us to give you reasons not to buy something, gives me a strong sense you're not sold on it enough to be confident you'd be making a good purchase
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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    I'll give it my best shot...

    A one handed watch is something of a unique amusement, by nature is not very accurate, and likely will not receive much wrist time. At $1100, it is too expensive for what it is unless you already have an amazing collection and really want an $1100 one hand watch. If you like the bauhaus look, why not save up for a Nomos or buy a preowned Nomos. At least a Nomos is a dress watch, which the Meistersinger does not exactly pass for. Despite being not sporty, it also is not clearly dressy. Lastly, you can buy a one handed mechanical watch one ebay (Luch, made in Belarus) for a $50. At over $1000 cheaper, I'm not sure it really looks all that much worse, and it may not actually get that much less wrist time in the grand scheme of things.

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    Re: Talk me into (or out of) a MeisterSinger

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    I'll give it my best shot...

    A one handed watch is something of a unique amusement, by nature is not very accurate, and likely will not receive much wrist time. At $1100, it is too expensive for what it is unless you already have an amazing collection and really want an $1100 one hand watch. If you like the bauhaus look, why not save up for a Nomos or buy a preowned Nomos. At least a Nomos is a dress watch, which the Meistersinger does not exactly pass for. Despite being not sporty, it also is not clearly dressy. Lastly, you can buy a one handed mechanical watch one ebay (Luch, made in Belarus) for a $50. At over $1000 cheaper, I'm not sure it really looks all that much worse, and it may not actually get that much less wrist time in the grand scheme of things.

    Did I convince you?
    That was pretty good!

    Nomos are beautiful, but that's the problem. They're too pretty for my needs. I sold my Stowa Antea KS for the same reason - it wasn't getting much wrist time. The less-elegant Nomos Club is okay, but it doesn't push my buttons.

    I already have a 24-hour one hand watch, but at 40mm, it's a bit hard to read. When the hand only circles the dial once a day, there's a lot of little indices on that dial... It's cool and all, but it only cost me about $350.

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