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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerouali View Post
    I'm having a real dilemma with this watch. For me it's the best looking watch out there, but do I really want to spend that much on something that will get limited wear time?( I'd never wear it at work so that's over half the year gone for starters!)

    I'm also in the position where I can pick up the 8500 at a significant discount. Do I want to spend more on an older movement? Will these watches really be sought after in the future? There are two for sale in the forums and three available in boutiques that I know of, something is stopping people from buying them.

    But then I look at the photo's..........
    Im im in the same boat as you, I can get a BNIB PO 8500 for £2800 as i dont pay VAT

    I have just spotted one on ebay for £3500

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    I got offered one for £3000 a few months back but hadn't the cash and couldnt get my PO 2500 sold in time and ive really regretted letting it slip by at that price but I cant justify the high price for the ones that are currently on the market.

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    Pity, £3k would have been a great deal. Initially it looked like I could get the LM LE ex vat which was a definite buy for me, as if I had a change of heart I was certain I could move it on at no loss. Now I'm looking at full retail I want to make sure it's 100% for me before taking the plunge

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    * Official Liquid Metal Thread *

    Quote Originally Posted by Zerouali View Post
    I'm having a real dilemma with this watch. For me it's the best looking watch out there, but do I really want to spend that much on something that will get limited wear time?( I'd never wear it at work so that's over half the year gone for starters!)

    I'm also in the position where I can pick up the 8500 at a significant discount. Do I want to spend more on an older movement? Will these watches really be sought after in the future? There are two for sale in the forums and three available in boutiques that I know of, something is stopping people from buying them.

    But then I look at the photo's..........
    You buy a watch to enjoy not as an investment in my opinion. The PO LM is the BEST looking PO. I say grab one if you can. It just seduces you.

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    Re: * Official Liquid Metal Thread *

    It's hard for me to imagine passing on an opportunity to own a PO LM, regardless of what pricing opportunities might exist for another piece. I know that it's been repeated many, many times here and elsewhere, but the PO LM defies description in photos; it is uniquely stunning before the naked eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solesman View Post
    You buy a watch to enjoy not as an investment in my opinion.
    I quite agree, but it was a nice safety net knowing I had nothing to lose if I had got it ex vat. As you say I really need to see it in the flesh, but knowing what I'm like with willpower/impulse purchases if I go for a look I will buy!

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    * Official Liquid Metal Thread *

    Then get to it my man! I'm impulsive too. It can be a blessing though. SOMETIMES! Ha.
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    Hi, I'm thinking out loud yes, but also not convinced that I will keep it either. I just saw an interesting thread on another forum that also brings into question the AR coating. It seems non existent next to my old PO, and that doesn't help really, because it's a very shiny dial and you'd think the AR would be the same, but it's not. It's very different and doesn't even exist on the LM. I would've thought with such a shiny face the AR would be as strong as the normal 2500? It may just be that dial, but under a strong light, my old PO looks much better.... to me, It's personal taste of course, but... I'm going to think about it
    I think it's important to distinguish between the reflections resulting from a shiny/glossy dial and those that can be seen on a crystal without an AR coating.

    I own a LM LE PO and a black dialed Speedmater Date, the latter of which has AR coating only on the inside of the crystal. I travel daily by subway and the fluorescent lighting causes glare on the Speedmaster crystal which renders it practically illegible unless it is held at certain angles. The LM PO on the other hand is always legible, despite the dial reflecting light strongly. The difference I see is that the reflections on the Speedmaster are in front of the hands while the dial refelction on the LM PO is behind the hands. I find that this gives the PO hands (under certain conditions) an almost backlit effect and doesn't detract from the legibility.

    Whether the multiple reflections on the PO dial under articficial lighting are visiually pleasing is a matter of taste. I do find that the light grey effect that results under an overcast sky is just gorgeous, contrasting with the inky black under other conditions.

    Here are a couple of photos to illustrate (the best ones I have on file for now). You can see on the Speedmaster that the reflection is starting to obscure the dial and leaving a "milky" colour, despite the fact that the watch was placed as carefully as possible relative to the light source to minimise precisely this effect:



    However under similar lighting conditions, the PO dial appears almost backlit an the hands are not obscured at all:



    What I don't have is a PO photo under a point light source reflecting directly off the dial, but if you try it I think you'll find that the watch remains legible. As I said, the points of light on the dial may not be aesthetically acceptable to everyone.
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    Re: * Official Liquid Metal Thread *

    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoScot View Post
    I think it's important to distinguish between the reflections resulting from a shiny/glossy dial and those that can be seen on a crystal without an AR coating.

    I own a LM LE PO and a black dialed Speedmater Date, the latter of which has AR coating only on the inside of the crystal. I travel daily by subway and the fluorescent lighting causes glare on the Speedmaster crystal which renders it practically illegible unless it is held at certain angles. The LM PO on the other hand is always legible, despite the dial reflecting light strongly. The difference I see is that the reflections on the Speedmaster are in front of the hands while the dial refelction on the LM PO is behind the hands. I find that this gives the PO hands (under certain conditions) an almost backlit effect and doesn't detract from the legibility.

    Whether the multiple reflections on the PO dial under articficial lighting are visiually pleasing is a matter of taste. I do find that the light grey effect that results under an overcast sky is just gorgeous, contrasting with the inky black under other conditions.

    Here are a couple of photos to illustrate (the best ones I have on file for now). You can see on the Speedmaster that the reflection is starting to obscure the dial and leaving a "milky" colour, despite the fact that the watch was placed as carefully as possible relative to the light source to minimise precisely this effect:

    However under similar lighting conditions, the PO dial appears almost backlit an the hands are not obscured at all:

    What I don't have is a PO photo under a point light source reflecting directly off the dial, but if you try it I think you'll find that the watch remains legible. As I said, the points of light on the dial may not be aesthetically acceptable to everyone.
    Cheers Scot, you make some good points

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    I quite like this so thought I would post it.

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    Re: * Official Liquid Metal Thread *

    Yep, that is a nice shot of it, I rarely notice that Zr02 text, unless it's a picture. Are the whole 1948 of these supposed to be carrying the same movement?

    Will it be the same movement that's in my late 2008 2500 PO? or was it the next one up

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