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    Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    Which of these two Marine Chronometers do you think is better looking? And if you feel they both look like crap, feel free to say so.



    This would come with a black croc band instead of blue, and also a blue rubber strap.
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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    Second one, in strict sense is NOT a marine Chronometer (it is just a chronograph).

    That said, I think Blue Croc will go better with blue face. I do like (weirdly) the simpler dial of the second watch since first one has too many writings/markings around sub second hand.
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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I prefer the first but wouldn't buy either; as you know your style is particularly unique Gary so that's not surprising

    I like boring, classic styles.

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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I prefer the black significantly... but I'm not a fan of the Roman Numerals. But I love how there's a certain masculine aggressive look to the black dial. The blue feels stuck between classic/sporty styles and doesn't really work for me...

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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I like both. Can't go wrong with either.
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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I prefer the black. Dial design is easier and more clear to read.

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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I like the blue dial better,less writings on the dial

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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I agree with all of you.

    Doboji - I think you put it well. The chronometer does have a masculine aggressive look to it. I prefer the look of it, but agree with hpark21 that the dial is unnecessarily busy around the sub seconds. My biggest concern is that I am a big fan of chronographs and non chronos get little wrist time with me.

    Funny thing is, the slot I think I am trying to fill, and you might have put that well also, is something classic/sporty + different. Basically all my chronographs are either big/macho/hunky or outrageous. If I want something a little more sedate/normal perhaps even a bit classic or dressy, I have nothing.

    Geoff: You are right about my tastes. So if I want something a little more classic + sporty, the problem is I really do prefer things that are somehow unique and different.
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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I like the black one best. It looks more balanced to me. I don't like the date placement on the blue one.

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    Re: Which Ulysse Nardin looks better

    I prefer the second choice, as it is more sporty and universal looking and less distinctively UN. I would find a way to wear both, but would buy neither. I dislike the style used by UN on a lot of their lineup. It is an odd fusion of overly formal neo-classicism and sporty inclinatinations which just does not work for me. Their chronographs and divers look like a cross between something your grandfather could bequeath to you and a sports watch. I could certainly see that they are beautiful watches, are very well made, and would look impressive on a wrist, however, I would look in other directions if I had this sort of budget to spend - Zenith or Jaeger LeCoultre.

    Ignore everything I just said: from looking at what you already own, you have bold tastes and you pretty much own it all or have seen it all so I suspect you are right on course. This would just be a unique change of pace in your lineup.
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