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    The puny wrist problem...solved

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    Necessary because of an impending 2-week trip. Will this enEbel me to make it until I get home?

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    Personally, I know who to blame for this (and so does everyone else!)
    La lutte elle-mme vers les sommets suffit remplir un cur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Yeah, that Rory and his Ebels.

    Rick "shameful" Denney
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    Ich bin ein Ebeler! WWII70's Avatar
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    Enjoy your trip but don't blame me for the Ebel fetish even though I share it. I recognize the chronosport white dial but what are the blue dial Ebel and the other watch (on the right)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Enjoy your trip but don't blame me for the Ebel fetish even though I share it. I recognize the chronosport white dial but what are the blue dial Ebel and the other watch (on the right)?


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    Looks like a Le Modulor.

    Rick "who doesn't have one" Denney
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Enjoy your trip but don't blame me for the Ebel fetish even though I share it. I recognize the chronosport white dial but what are the blue dial Ebel and the other watch (on the right)?
    The "blue" dial is a cal. 137 Le Modulor. It looks black to my eye, but photographs blue. Go figure. The one on the right is a Zenith (connect the dots). It's a 126-6 from 1956. 15j, 36.3mm. It's on the roll for a "Gala" event where even an Ebel chronograph might not be "dressy" enough.

    Don't believe Rick - *you* are not my prime enEbeler.
    La lutte elle-mme vers les sommets suffit remplir un cur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdenney View Post
    Looks like a Le Modulor.

    Rick "who doesn't have one" Denney
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    La lutte elle-mme vers les sommets suffit remplir un cur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Nice trio. I'd be happy to have those, vacation or not. I assume an additional watch will be on your wrist?

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    Those are too nice to take anywhere. I would wear a G-Shock and enjoy them when I got back.
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    More likely in my pocket. My usual "traveling across time zones" pocketwatch is a WWII vintage Hamilton G.C.T. 24hour navigator's watch. That way, I don't have to reset it.
    My every day watch is always a pocketwatch. I cycle weekly through a collection that dates from 1869 to 1968 (the year of the death of the last great American made RR grade pocketwatch). Wristwatches are for two very different kinds of event: social occasions (usually at night, but some daytime meetings) and knocking around the house.

    The two Ebels pictured are perfect for attracting attention from looky-loos and WIS alike. The Zenith (126-6, vintage 1956) is for dressier evening occasions when the goal is to impress without appearing to be trying to impress. Second level thinking, and all that. Nice looking, comes with a nice history, but is less pushy and more restrained.

    Plus, this trip is a great opportunity to test drive the Ebels now that the bracelets fit my puny wrist (hence, the thread title). I had to learn at least one new fun fact to successfully re-size them (so, now I know everything!). Extra added observation - it intrigues me how different the two Ebels feel on my wrist. Both bracelets are the same length, with the same number of links on each side, and very similar deployments - but the cal. 137 (the "blue" face Le Modulor - looks black to me but photographs blue) is just a bit bigger than the cal. 134 (the "Sonny Crockett, Jr. model"). Both are comfortable - but I can feel that very slight difference in size. Perhaps it's time to tweak whatever micro-adjustment is available. OK...digging out the tool kit... [note to self: micro-adjustment only...do not mess with the links until after the 2 week test drive]
    La lutte elle-mme vers les sommets suffit remplir un cur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Those are too nice to take anywhere. I would wear a G-Shock and enjoy them when I got back.
    I would never buy a watch I could not wear (or travel with).

    I have a thing for "4C 992B" Hamilton pocketwatches - there are at least 10 in my collection. But, recently an absolute jewel came up for sale - the earliest known serial number for this type, with full documentation, in a beautiful display box, in "never worn" condition. At a price that was well within my comfort zone.

    Pass. There's no way I could "enjoy it at home", so I let it go to someone who will put it on their desk as a display piece, and maintain it in pristine condition, forever. Or, worse, put it in a safe.

    I have one piece of bling (an 18k solid gold full-hunter ladies sized pocketwatch) that I can only remotely consider ever wearing (it would be too girly). When I bought that one it was more with the idea of giving it to someone on a very special occasion. But, that's the exception that proves the rule.

    These two Ebels? Very nice - but I bought them to WEAR, not to admire.

    G-Shock? While they seem perfectly OK for those who wear them...I'm just not in their demographic. I prefer watches that proved their robustness by putting in 100 years on the railroad. And, when push comes to shove, in that arena I prefer the smaller specimens (16s) rather than the "turnips" (18s). The 18s are a tight fit in the 5th pocket of 501 Levi's.

    Under the right conditions, I might wear a G-Shock with a tux. Perhaps if I'm ever invited to play duets with Chuck Dallenbach. (Rick! get up off the floor!)
    La lutte elle-mme vers les sommets suffit remplir un cur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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