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    Rectangular watches

    I have suddenly become interested in rectangular watches...just wondering what people have? And opinions welcome of course!
    I know the usual suspects are cartier and jlc but are there any others out there worth a look..
    Longines have just updated their la dolce vita line which look good for a reasonable price.

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    This is the longines for info

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    Dunhill Facet - this is the limited edition produced for the millennium





    Also have a vintage LIP T18 which I wear sometimes


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    I have just started looking at rectangular watches and the best bet is either a Rolex Cellini Prince which is a modern out of production version of the famous Rolex Prince prevalent during the Art Deco period or a Patek Gondola. You won't go wrong with either. Google is, as usual, your friend.

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    Monaco Calibre 11 is the only rectangular I have


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    Have had loads from vintage to new, vintage are cheaper but can be quite small.

    Currently have a steel Zenith Port Royal Elite and a pink gold Longines Evidenza.

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    JLC Reverso surely?

    Edit: sorry read your post too quickly!

    Something whacky like a franck muller?

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    Zenith port royal open is a huge slice of value, often coveted one

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    I have a Gevril Avenue of Americas, not sure why I like this watch so much, I just do!

    /vince ..


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    My only rectangular, longest owned and oldest watch.

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    Glashutte original seventies chronograph. Love everything about it, got to be on the bracelet though.

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    PP Gondolo


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    enjoying this Rado at the moment..

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    Need to see a reverso


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    another long time favorite Dunhill dunhillion.

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    Another Reverso - 976


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    Quote Originally Posted by ALindsay View Post

    PP Gondolo


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    That is just lovely

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    Fears archival - available with small seconds and without, new old stock movements.

    True gilt dials, true to original size. Simply stunning

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    Never had one, though I was tempted by a Seiko I saw in a department store in Leicester a few years ago. I think it was solar. However, this thread has given me an itch.

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    I like my rectangular watches, I like them a lot.

    Find myself reaching probably more than my conventionally shaped watches.

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    Having grown up in the 80's, seeing my dad wearing a 70's TV screen Raketa, I've always had a thing for rectangular / TV screen shaped watches.
    BTW, does TV screen count as rectangular?



    This one i don't own yet, but i'm eyeing with it. I can already see myself with it as a comforting piece once the Big Blue goes:


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    Not forgetting Ed Straker's (my boss here at S.H.A.D.O. HQ) Certina





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    Off topic, but - someone on the UFO page on Facebook made a wonderful 3D model of that office that you can spin a virtual camera round in a browser; scroll to the bottom of this page:

    https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Q...FDeXPywUvRz1Rk

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    It just so happens that I'm wearing this chunk of 70's rectangularness today. Curved caseback makes if very comfortable to wear.



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    I fancied a Reverso but went for a Cellini Prince; the only Rolex with a display back:


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    Quote Originally Posted by vortex89 View Post


    Fears archival - available with small seconds and without, new old stock movements.

    True gilt dials, true to original size. Simply stunning
    Good grief, I just looked at their website and I have to say I had no idea what price points they were operating at.

    Certainly fast moving for a newly reinvented brand (not that that is meant to be a criticism).

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    I did own this rather unusual GP


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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Not forgetting Ed Straker's (my boss here at S.H.A.D.O. HQ) Certina




    That's interesting - don't see many landscape format watches.

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    Some of my vintage collections over the years...


















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    ^^^ Oh, very, very nice.

    I particularly like the longer models, especially the Longines and Gruen Curvex.

    I have some like this[1] and it is one of my collecting aims to collect a range of Gruen Curvex watches as well as Hamilton, Bulova, Longines and similar Curvex-alikes.

    Since I first became interested in this genre of watch, the price of good specimens has shot up (like all good quality vintage watches, I guess).





    Footnote:-
    1: I think I promised to post some photos of mine when this subject was last discussed. I'll get around to it eventually. They're not as nice as pacifichrono's ones though.
    Last edited by markrlondon; 19th October 2021 at 05:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    ^^^ Oh, very, very nice.

    I particular like the longer models, especially the Longies and Gruen Curvex.

    I have some like this[1] and it is one of my collecting aims to collect a range of Gruen Curvex watches as well as Hamilton, Bulova, Longines and similar Curvex-alikes.

    Since I first became interested in this genre of watch, the price of good specimens has shot up (like all good quality vintage watches, I guess).





    Footnote:-
    1: I think I promised to post some photos of mine when this subject was last discussed. I'll get around to it eventually. They're not as nice as pacifichrono's ones though.
    I wish now I still owned them. Some were solid gold and the rest gold-filled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    I wish now I still owned them. Some were solid gold and the rest gold-filled.
    I know the feeling about wishing you hadn't sold items. :-( Yes, the all-gold ones are definitely the best ones to go for if possible.

    Really stunning watches that are wearable today, albeit often a little small by today's standards.

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    Bulova makes 2 models in their Frank Sinatra collection with quartz movmt. Not to expensive


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    My humble Seiko



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    Many moons ago I owned this Oris Miles...



    Sold it on SC - so may still be in the TZ community.

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    ^^^ Well that's different. Is that an ostrich leather dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    ^^^ Well that's different. Is that an ostrich leather dial?
    It’s Burl wood. There are a few models with wood dials.
    Last edited by Gav; 19th October 2021 at 18:59.

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    One of my favourite, 'What were they thinking of?' rectangular watches -

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    I thought this thread was going to be tumbleweed to be honest, im glad its got some traction!!
    Lots of different options which is good although some offerings are more square than rectangular
    I'm totally down the rabbit hole now and considering watches i would never have looked at before!!
    Strange hobby

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    A square is a rectangle with all sides of equal length.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    One of my favourite, 'What were they thinking of?' rectangular watches -

    Bezel looks like it might be a bit stiff to turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    Bezel looks like it might be a bit stiff to turn.
    I was just going to say the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post



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    These old Cellini models are stunning.


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    another of mine,9ct gold omega from 1966..

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    A few of mine I have owned over the years








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    Rolex Cellini Prince 5433/9. This model was produced from 2005-2015. The Prince line came in 4 different versions, this being the white gold model. The only Rolex line to have a sapphire caseback and unusually for Rolex a highly decorated movement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Many moons ago I owned this Oris Miles...



    Sold it on SC - so may still be in the TZ community.

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    Wow thatís a nice Oris
    Never seen or heard of it.


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    Iím in the process of buying my first rectangle watch - reverso classic duo. Likely to go for the medium over the large. Love it.





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    Yes, medium. You need a wide and flat wrist to do the large justice I found.
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