Likes Likes:  2
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: A nice looking quartz moon phase.

  1. #1
    Antipodean Ape GlennO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    464

    A nice looking quartz moon phase.

    This may be of interest to some. I recently discovered that Graf Zeppelin’s new Hindenburg line has a moon phase model. The look is quite traditional:





    It has a domed hesalite crystal:



    I like the aesthetics of a traditionally designed moon phase but have resisted buying a mechanical because they are time consuming to set and not really practical for me in my collection. OTOH decent quartz ones are very scarce, so this is an option that might be worth considering.

    The case size is 40mm. For those with smaller than average wrists there is also an almost identical looking 36mm ‘ladies’ model. Price is 249 Euro including VAT which doesn’t apply to non EU customers.

    https://shop.junkers.de/en/zeppelin-...indenburg.html

  2. Likes JAGtime liked this post
  3. #2
    Moderator - Central tribe125's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Kent - UK
    Posts
    14,740
    Nice looking indeed, and the finishing doesn't look bad in those photos. I can see why you're tempted.

    I've always struggled a bit with the Zeppelin logo, but that's a personal aesthetic thing.

  4. Likes GlennO liked this post
  5. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Nice looking indeed, and the finishing doesn't look bad in those photos. I can see why you're tempted.

    I've always struggled a bit with the Zeppelin logo, but that's a personal aesthetic thing.
    I often feel that Zeppelins designs follow on from that slightly confused logo, including more detail than I would like. In this instance, instead of designing the watch to bring clarity to the large amount of information being presented, they've built on it: ornate hands, florid numerals, subdivided seconds.

  6. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Nice looking indeed, and the finishing doesn't look bad in those photos. I can see why you're tempted.

    I've always struggled a bit with the Zeppelin logo, but that's a personal aesthetic thing.
    I know what you mean, but in this case I think they've done quite a nice job of balancing it against the moon phase indicator. I like that a lot I have to say, especially in 36mm.
    Is the pointer hand a week of the year indicator? I don't think I've seen that before.

  7. #5
    Antipodean Ape GlennO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    464
    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I often feel that Zeppelins designs follow on from that slightly confused logo, including more detail than I would like. In this instance, instead of designing the watch to bring clarity to the large amount of information being presented, they've built on it: ornate hands, florid numerals, subdivided seconds.
    I actually like all of those things. I do think that I'd prefer it without all of that text underneath the moon phase indicator.

    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    Is the pointer hand a week of the year indicator? I don't think I've seen that before.
    Yep. Don't think I've seen it before either. The more usual format is day and month subdials and pointer date.

  8. #6
    Member CamB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Down Under
    Posts
    1,936
    I like that!!
    Regards Cam

    Watches
    Omega Speedmaster 3510.50, Oris 1965 Diver, Tissot Visodate, Helson Blackbeard, Seiko PADI Turtle, Tag Heuer F1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Us
We are an independent and wide-ranging forum for watch enthusiasts. From mainspring to microchip, from Europe to Asia, from micro-brand to boutique - we cover it all. Novice or expert, we want you to feel at home. Whether it's asking a simple question or contributing to the fund of horological knowledge, it's all the same hobby. Or, if you like, you can just show us a picture of your new watch. We'll provide the welcoming and courteous environment, the rest is up to you!
Join us