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    Thinking about a JLC Reverso

    A Reverso has always been a watch that I have admired. However have never pulled the trigger. After watching a recent YouTube clip I think this could quite well be a unique addition to the collection. It has a classic vintage look with the addition of a dual face.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GfxGotedSsc


    Any thoughts from members that own one?

    Thanks

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    Thinking about a JLC Reverso



    Reverso is a very beautiful watch, that you rarely wear due to its formal look.
    Here is my grande taille.



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    Good idea to try one on first,wrist shape as well as size important

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    I haven't owned one but repaired many. They are beautiful watches and look perfect on the wrist. They rarely give problems apart from needing a service every five years or so. Several limited editions have been made, including hand painted scenes on enamel and one or two 'erotic' models.
    Apparently it was originally a 1930s Italian design, asked for by sportsmen who wanted a watch whose glass could be protected whilst playing sports. The design was shelved until the 1970s when JleC acquired it and decided to manufacture it in volume. I guess they have never looked back. There was a clock sized Reverso on the wall at JleC reception in Le Sentier, which I have asked for a dozen times, but no luck so far. Someone far more important than myself will get it probably.
    It's just a beauty, the Reverso. Timeless, practical and unique.

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    I have a Grande Reverso Duo Date. Lovely watch and has incidentally been served by Brendan.

    Wears bigger than you expect in Grande format, very convenient GMT, looks cool in either suit or casual. Wear the white dial for business/daytime and flip to black dial for evening wear.

    Very usable, seems to be robust but not great in aqualand.

    Very useful tool in the grand scheme of tool watches.
    Last edited by Guycord; 9th September 2019 at 09:30.

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    I had the Night/Day (GMT) version on black ostrich. V.beautiful watch (the guilloche face was superb). I wish I still had it but it was different to the usual watches out there. I'd look for pre-owned as I don't think they hold their price. Blowers have a moon that seems a bit cheaper

    https://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/...ultre-watches/

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    I wear the full calendar version and donít see it as a watch for Ďsmartí attire only. I wear mine a lot, although the date pusher has just given up on me. I love mine and have no plans to part company with it - apart from the repair need of course.

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    I've been jonesing for a Reverso Classic for years, but I couldn't be doing with Richemont service hassles.

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    I've fancied the Reverso for many years, but somehow it just doesn't seem to look right on my wrist,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Wanted one for ages, then got this Grande Reverso Duodate 986 Ltd Ed.

    Love everything about it and itís pretty versatile, but I donít wear it anywhere near as often as it deserves. That needs to change.


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    Very nice indeed

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    The standard night/day wear quite small despite the measurements. Mine is just about big enough not to seem too small, if that makes sense. Nowhere near as large a 40mm sub say.
    I did a post on duodate sizes if you do a search.
    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...hlight=reverso
    I'm still looking for a 986 duodate with the date but it does make them quite a lot more expensive.
    Last edited by DavidL; 9th September 2019 at 15:19.

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    I keep looking at these, but

    I always ask myself, ?why would I want one? ....... I then say "to wear as a dress watch" .......... I tend to wear my Sub 90% of the time certainly during the day ......... I then think, I'd rather wear a more "vintage" dress watch .....on the odd occasion that we go out in the evening..... so I have a Longines, plus a couple of other 50's and 60's

    I then come to the conclusion that I think the Reverse is too expensive and I would probably never wear it

    maybe if you have just two watches - one for the day and one for the evening........ the Reverso would be a contender .......but to be honest.......the more I get into watches, and through this forum .......I'd always buy a Rolex Oyster, AirKing or Datejust..

    Just my personal view ..... and of course we are all different

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    Anyone said Reverso?


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    This is my current Reverso and firm favourite.




    I had the larger size before (the 976) and it didnít quite work but this is spot on for me- I think itís the grand taille size. My wrist size is about 7 and 3/4Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Wanted one for ages, then got this Grande Reverso Duodate 986 Ltd Ed.

    Love everything about it and itís pretty versatile, but I donít wear it anywhere near as often as it deserves. That needs to change.

    Looks fantastic Howard. If I were to get a Reverso, it would need to be one with a night and day dial - one on each side.

    Having tried a few on, they never seem to comfortably fit me sitting across the wrist, and as such I prefer the curved case shape of the Cartier Santos XL

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    I forgot to add that I wear it with pretty much everything and it works. Itís not ostentatious or flashy so feels great dressed up or in jeans and t-shirt.

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    A colleague at work has one, which he wears fairly regularly. Given his enviable collection, it speaks a lot to his liking of the watch that it gets the wrist time it does.

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    I watched that Bark and Jack video as well. Got me thinking. I have always liked the look of them and tried one on once, very smart. Not a watch I would buy anytime soon but I do think there might be one in my "final" collection.

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    The classic watchface one side only.




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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyw View Post
    This is my current Reverso and firm favourite.




    I had the larger size before (the 976) and it didnít quite work but this is spot on for me- I think itís the grand taille size. My wrist size is about 7 and 3/4Ē
    Beautiful watch it is now on my to get list again


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    They are nice watches, had mine for about 10 years now. As always you need to factor in service costs. My 8 day GMT below had a recent service at JLC for £750 and contrary to what you might read about quality of servicing all went very well. It's a lot of money but not bad considering the complication and what other brands charge.





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    Quote Originally Posted by JimH View Post
    They are nice watches, had mine for about 10 years now. As always you need to factor in service costs. My 8 day GMT below had a recent service at JLC for £750 and contrary to what you might read about quality of servicing all went very well. It's a lot of money but not bad considering the complication and what other brands charge.





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    Hi are these 2 separate watches? Or swappable leather strap deployment?

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    Mine is a little older


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    You really need to try them on for size - very unique sizing and some of them are monsters with large lug to lug that is tricky if you donít have flat topped wrists.
    Sizing also has changed in the last couple of years - lots of grande cased models in the same size as the 1931 tribute, older classique size was deprecated out.

    Iíve got two - a classique sized latitude (one of only two of their old mid sized that comes with sub seconds):

    .. and a duo which is a favourite for travelling - gt sized:


    .. wouldnít not have one. The classique size wears very well for a supposedly small watch..

    al


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    Just do it. I doubt you will regret it. They are really quite beguiling and the more time you spend with one, the more the details and proportions will grab you. I bought mine new in 1996 and it has never been serviced or polished but still looks decent and runs at +3 sec / day. Water resistance aside they are really tough, versatile watches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatch1 View Post
    Hi are these 2 separate watches? Or swappable leather strap deployment?

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    Hi, it's the same watch showing both faces, on a bracelet and on a Camille Fournet strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkite View Post
    The classic watchface one side only.



    Ahhhh, Jerry. After that concert we did in now looking at a reverso ultra thin.


    The disease continues to spread 😋

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    Here is my favourite. 18ct rose gold:

    And a couple more hand painted enamel dial models with shutter dials:

    Karma Sutra eek !!


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    Last edited by Webwatchmaker; 10th September 2019 at 18:50.

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    I like a Reverso. One for casual, one for smart.


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    I have a 90's day and night. I think they are about £7.5K new, I paid about a third of that. It was a steal, but they don't hold their value from new.
    Fabulous watch. I think they're far nicer than anything else for the money (new or used) & my original opinion was "Meh." They definitely grow on you.

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    Some really nice watches here. I do like the duoface models, effectively two watches in one. However the RRP price and the potential loss in value is holding me back. Having said that some of the prices on chrono24 are not far off retail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMT2 View Post
    Some really nice watches here. I do like the duoface models, effectively two watches in one. However the RRP price and the potential loss in value is holding me back. Having said that some of the prices on chrono24 are not far off retail.
    No loss if bought pre owned...at 6-7K in gold are a good value to me!!

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    Grande Date is superb piece. I had this for a while - check the review section for my comments.



    Long gone now - but I did enjoy it. Buy second hand if you are worried about depreciation.

    Martyn

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    I have a steel GranSport with black dial. JLC make fantastic watches and a nice change from the usual choices.

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    Nothing hits the spot quite like a Reverso, wearing mine today



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