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    Another Hodinkee Limited Edition

    I like the look of this with the grey dial, blue hands and applied numerals and the case size but would want a sapphire crystal at this price point, $500 or 500 Euros if purchased from Merci. Also no Lume.

    Also 1,500 is not that limited, for example there are only 200 of my PRS-29b double dome.

    https://shop.hodinkee.com/products/m...ition-hodinkee

    Last edited by Lammylee; 19th November 2020 at 18:53.

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    I think they've nailed this one - good point about the crystal though, sapphire or plexi would have been fine. Apart from that, I've liked these watches for a while, as does Mr Macron I believe, and this is a very appealing version.

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    Love that! Ordered one

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    Another Hodinkee Limited Edition

    A link to the Merci site for those interested to avoid paying US import duty.

    https://merci-merci.com/en/products/...rci-x-hodinkee

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    I'm thinking that doesnt stack up well vs Eddie's Navigator for similar money. That's my opinion though and should be ignored as such!

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    They are a bit worse than omega at this rate...


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    I am not bothered about the lack of lume. Before I bought my first automatic I would have thought it was a must have, but now I have a diver with lume, I never actually use it.

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    The navigator from Eddie seems a much better option at the price point,
    Last edited by StuS; 20th November 2020 at 09:54.

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    Really like that actually. Perfect size - shame about the lug width

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    Not really sure it justifies double the cost of a standard model!


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    I think the case is nice and this being Hodinkee, the watch looks great in the publicity photographs. I've been thinking about getting a Merci watch as a present for someone, so this option was interesting, but I decided it might look very plain in the flesh. I also think with a watch like this, it's better to go as cheap as possible, and dare I say it quartz - which is how I thinkthey started out. Merci's profile was certainly raised by Macron wearing one to demonstrate his common touch in the face of criticisms that he was aloof and out of touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paw3001 View Post
    Not really sure it justifies double the cost of a standard model!


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    It's not, it is the same price as the other, non-LE, mechanical watches, which are twice the price of quartz models.

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    It's got the Hodinkee name on the dial, and whilst I can't help but like some of their collaborations, the proper place for that has to be the caseback.

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    I would have expected a sapphire crystal for this price.


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    Despite a few criticisms, a nice watch nonetheless, IMO.

    Only thing to me is the size. If only its 1mm or 2mm larger!

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    Quite like that.


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    It's a good-looking watch, it's just the Hodinkee association that muddies things a little.
    I like how the numbers look as if they are hovering slightly above the dial. More interesting than the regularLMM-H01 imho.

    The helicopter pad is a nice touch, although I think it's a little small to land anything on...

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    Really like the look of this watch, especially with the Arabic dial and muted colour theme. Tempted to put in an order, but with a few recent Zelos purchases, this will have to wait.

    Look forward to seeing the reviews from members that have pulled the trigger.

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    About the crystal, it's weird they've gone mineral. When I bought the 'original' version in April 2019, it was acrylic. I liked the watch but didn't love it, it went back on account of misaligned hands (the hour hand lagging minimally on the hour). It cost €400 back then rather than €500.



    Compared against my PRS-29AM, it felt less serious, less of a tool watch, more of a cute watch.

    The Hodinkee connection will be an incentive for some and a deterrent for others. I'm the others.

    Edit: And I see from the OP pic that they keep squeezing a 20mm NATO in the 19mm lug space.
    Last edited by rodia77; 21st November 2020 at 12:29.

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    Shame about the 19mm lugs but a pretty looking thing nonetheless.

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    Another Hodinkee Limited Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    It's not, it is the same price as the other, non-LE, mechanical watches, which are twice the price of quartz models.
    Oh ok...my mistake. Duly noted.

    Quartz are listed at 250, mechanicals at 500

    More care needed when doing a quick scan!

    Thank you

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