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    Still here....

    ..... for now.

    I've been wearing my manual wind Archimede a lot over the last 6-7 months as a sort of trial/taster to see if I can live with the size, not find winding it a bother, and do without a date. A prelude to a possible Dornblüth purchase. Yes I can, no I don't and yes I can. Alongside this I've been wearing in rotation every weekend the 5 that would need to go if I go for a Dornblüth, to see if I really can let them all go and be left with the Datejust and CWC. To be honest I really enjoy the simplicity of a 3 hander without a date, but I also enjoy the variation of my group in rotation. I think I'm going to have to sell a bike or two and a camera and some lenses! My name is magirus, and I can sell the lot and walk away any time I want, I don't have a problem......

    SOTC, 13/01/2015






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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I don't have a problem......
    We like to think that, don't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    and I can sell the lot and walk away any time I want, I don't have a problem......
    What are you, some kind of Buddha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandS View Post
    What are you, some kind of Buddha?
    Well, you would have to be pretty Zen to be happy about selling that lot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    ..... for now.

    I've been wearing my manual wind Archimede a lot over the last 6-7 months as a sort of trial/taster to see if I can live with the size, not find winding it a bother, and do without a date. A prelude to a possible Dornblüth purchase. Yes I can, no I don't and yes I can. Alongside this I've been wearing in rotation every weekend the 5 that would need to go if I go for a Dornblüth, to see if I really can let them all go and be left with the Datejust and CWC. To be honest I really enjoy the simplicity of a 3 hander without a date, but I also enjoy the variation of my group in rotation. I think I'm going to have to sell a bike or two and a camera and some lenses! My name is magirus, and I can sell the lot and walk away any time I want, I don't have a problem......

    SOTC, 13/01/2015





    Sell email all except for the Smith's & Date just

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    What's the chrono on the right hand side? (Bio-Compax below the damasko)

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by W44NNE View Post
    What's the chrono on the right hand side? (Bio-Compax below the damasko)

    Thanks

    PRS5 Broadarrow, new from our host in July 2004.


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    Get the Dornbluth

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark.wilo13 View Post
    Get the Dornbluth
    Don't listen to him, he knows nothing ;)

    You will regret selling those and not having the variation - trust me!

    The Dornbluth simply isn't worth the sacrifice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Don't listen to him, he knows nothing ;)

    You will regret selling those and not having the variation - trust me!

    The Dornbluth simply isn't worth the sacrifice.
    Haha, are you acting as the Angel on one shoulder and I the devil on the other! I always think it's better to have fewer watches that are really unique and special than lots that can be easily bought, but that's just my personal opinion

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    Love my 99.1 but as an only watch?

    At at the very least I'd need a beater too.
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    Quality or quantity?

    Quality wins out every time IMVHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Love my 99.1 but as an only watch?

    At at the very least I'd need a beater too.

    I'd be keeping the Datejust and the CWC Andy.

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    Just a word of warning: I wanted a Dornblüth 99.1, took me a long time until I found the right one (blue applied indices...) - and then was instantly underwhelmed when I owned it. I found it grossly outsized, 42mm does not sound very big but this one just felt very wrong. I kept it for a while but in the end almost never wore it, so I sold it again.

    If I remember right, I was not the only one with that experience. So before you sell any watches, make sure the DB is right for you.
    Who not knows how to hit the male on the hat should not hit at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Just a word of warning: I wanted a Dornblüth 99.1, took me a long time until I found the right one (blue applied indices...) - and then was instantly underwhelmed when I owned it. I found it grossly outsized, 42mm does not sound very big but this one just felt very wrong. I kept it for a while but in the end almost never wore it, so I sold it again.

    If I remember right, I was not the only one with that experience. So before you sell any watches, make sure the DB is right for you.

    See post #1. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Just a word of warning: I wanted a Dornblüth 99.1, took me a long time until I found the right one (blue applied indices...) - and then was instantly underwhelmed when I owned it. I found it grossly outsized, 42mm does not sound very big but this one just felt very wrong. I kept it for a while but in the end almost never wore it, so I sold it again.

    If I remember right, I was not the only one with that experience. So before you sell any watches, make sure the DB is right for you.
    interesting.. was it just because of the size? or something else that led to this watch underwhelming you?

    dornblüth is my dream watch, i am more or less in the same situation as our OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jscivias View Post
    interesting.. was it just because of the size? or something else that led to this watch underwhelming you?

    dornblüth is my dream watch, i am more or less in the same situation as our OP
    Nothing but the size. I adored the watch from a distance until I owned it. I still like every little detail, especially the blue applied indices but it just didn't fit. I have had other 42mm watches, but they didn't wear as big as my DB 99.1.






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    They do wear a little large

    Mine on my 7.25" wrist

    Andy

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    that is a beauty

    alas, my wrist is 5.5"

    my only option is a jasmin, or possibly a 04.0 (can't afford Q-2010), except i can't find either of these anywhere.

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    Have you seen the new 2016?

    Dornblüth now has a 31mm model. It would be perfect for your wrist size.

    I am interested myself, but concerned it might sit a little too small on my 6.75in wrist. The Jasmin would be perfect, but I think they are hard to find.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jscivias View Post
    that is a beauty

    alas, my wrist is 5.5"

    my only option is a jasmin, or possibly a 04.0 (can't afford Q-2010), except i can't find either of these anywhere.

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