Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia
Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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zacky71 Wrote:I happened to be at the IWC boutique today and had the 3 models of the YC lined alongside each other; in stainless steel - the black--plated dial, the silver-plated dial and finally the slate-coloured dial in red gold. I can't help but to savour the look of the one in red gold. The longer I stood, the more attachment I had for it as compared to the other 2 in stainless steel. Now it sets me thinking if it's a better investment in the longer term? Is it worth to pay that much more for its aesthetics and maybe exclusivity? I really really wonder......
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FAJones Wrote:Zacky71...beware, the Yacht Club looks like a dinner plate on your wrist unless you are built like Arnie, as demonstrated in Shing's pictures, the watch is twice the size of the wrist and can look rather rediculous if you are not careful. The Portuguese Chrono however is simply gorgeous and a perfect size for most normal wrists
The UK Greg Wrote:FAJones, this constant increase in the size of watches in all directions will result in models being knocked rather more than the smaller models of a few years back. My fathers watch is n the 35mm category and less than 9mm height. It was his one watch for 40 years in gold and has no dents, it was used for everyday wear with the exception of swimming and washing the cars. I have a Portuguese chrono in SS that brushed against a wall in less than a year of new, result case scratched.
shing Wrote:Hi Zacky71,I am envious - it's a wonderful, though somewhat agonizing, problem you have. Apologies for complicating things further, but there's actually a fourth choice, lol - the carbon fibre dial titanium Ocean Volvo Yacht Club. Personally, investment analysis aside, I would go for the one that speaks to you more (or what I like to think 'chooses you'). Perhaps a few visits would help you (or the watch!) decide. Gold is not quite for me - but that's just my own subjective taste. I love titanium, but on reflection, if pushed to choose, would still chose the steel, black dial version - to me its more reminiscent of the steel of yachts. The hour numerals are a bit less prominent but that doesn't bother me. Happy choosing (or be chosen !)Hi Shing :) those photos really whet my appetite all over again! I share similar sentiments in that one should follow one's heart when purchasing a timepiece (within financial means, of course). Just curious, noticed you wearing formal business long sleeves with the YC, does it compliment the dress sense, as the YC is perceived to be more of a sporty kind of watch. Well, if it does then it will be a double bonus....
Tilo Hillenbrand Wrote in reply to:zacky71 Wrote:I happened to be at the IWC boutique today and had the 3 models of the YC lined alongside each other; in stainless steel - the black--plated dial, the silver-plated dial and finally the slate-coloured dial in red gold. I can't help but to savour the look of the one in red gold. The longer I stood, the more attachment I had for it as compared to the other 2 in stainless steel. Now it sets me thinking if it's a better investment in the longer term? Is it worth to pay that much more for its aesthetics and maybe exclusivity? I really really wonder...... Hi Zacky,I was in an IWC shop on Thursday and made exactly the same experience:I didn't like the red gold too much from the pictures. The steel black dial version was much more interesting to me. But when I saw in real, held and even put on my wrist the red gold version I was completely overwhelmed by its beauty. If you had the same experience and can afford in the long run, then go for it.I wouldn't consider it as an investment because I don't buy IWC watches for investment's sake. Having said that, I think it's not a financial risk. But an investment in your joy and good taste anyway.I have also plans in this directions but by now nothing of that is realistic in the short run. But time will tell...Good luck for your hunt,Tilo
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