A few pictures of my new patrimony WT

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I am really enjoying this watch.  Comfortable, looks great, easy to use, very cool with the 37 time zones, and legible after wearing it and becoming familiar with the dial layout.  The watch is also very accurate.  I have not had to reset it in the 2 weeks I have owned it ( I know it will take a bit longer to truly assess accuracy, but it is a good start)  :-)  

My favorite part of the watch is the tinted sapphire representing night on the central globe.  In my opinion this is by far the most interesting way to display day and night as opposed to a half black half white 24 hour ring. 

I certainly have not looked at every other world timer, but I have not seen another that has the numbers outside this cities like the VC.  This makes more sense to me as typically the hours are placed on the outer dial in most watches.  I think it had to be done with this model in order to have the numbers far enough apart to be able to tell the time in all 37 zones, but the added benefit is it looks good and makes sense. 

Lastly, I like the hands extending to the edge of the dial.  I understand and like having smaller hands when you have offset subdials in a watch like the Lange 1 or Glashutte Panomatic series, or even the AP millenary where the hands are not offset but you have an eccentric dial with 2 distinct zones. 

There are no subdials on this watch, thus the hands should extend to the edge of the dial, and again I think this looks better than other world timers where the hands are smaller and the indexes are inside the city indications.  

My one criticism is the clasp, which uses a small screw to fix the clasp in the hole of choice.  This is nice in that the holes are not stretched and worn, but I don't always wear my watches on the same strap setting (sometimes I like a tighter or looser fit).  It is also more difficult to put the watch in a travel or storage case as the strap setting doesn't always fit the eliptical pad ( I don't know what this is called) whereas with other watches you can change the strap setting quickly to make the watch fit.  A minor issue but still is a negative in my opinion.  I am obviously  biased when comparing this watch to other world timers, but it truly is a great piece that is unique and innovative (all settings with the crown and 37 timezones) and well executed in reference to the design.  I think this will be a popular watch for VC, time will tell.


Stewart    
03/23/2012 - 17:46
03/24/2012 - 04:47
03/23/2012 - 18:51
03/24/2012 - 05:01
Doc
03/25/2012 - 14:13
The best world time currently available IMHO, love it! Congrats
03/23/2012 - 08:16
Nt
Re: The best world time currently available IMHO, love it! Congrats
03/24/2012 - 04:36
Thanks for the input, good to hear some positive comments from others about the watch.  Bill wrote a review in the Fall 2011 for the Purists and there were a lot of negative responses about the watch.  I know we often can only look at pictures of a certain watch, but I don't think you can truly know if you like it or dislike it until you see it, hold it, put it on your wrist.   Cheers! Stewart
Congrats Stewart, its a great watch. I wore one for a few weeks and
03/23/2012 - 11:36
agree with you that once you get used to it its easy to read the time in the other time zones. May it time only happy moments
Re: Congrats Stewart, its a great watch. I wore one for a few weeks and
03/24/2012 - 04:37
Thanks Alex, I am glad to be a part of this group and really enjoy all the terrific information you give us on a regular basis. Stewart
WOW, WOW and WOW! Lovely watch!!!
03/23/2012 - 13:15
NT
Re: WOW, WOW and WOW! Lovely watch!!!
03/24/2012 - 04:39
Thanks for the positive comments.  I felt the same way when first came out at SIHH? or Basel?  last year, not sure which one :-) Stewart
Thanks for a great review :-) nt
03/23/2012 - 14:26
nt
Re: Thanks for a great review :-) nt
03/24/2012 - 04:41
Thank you, there really is not much to dislike with this watch, especially if your are a VC fan. Stewart
thanks for sharing, fantastic watch and a true modern icon
03/23/2012 - 16:57
NT
Re: thanks for sharing, fantastic watch and a true modern icon
03/24/2012 - 04:43
Thanks Space, I truly hope that it does become an icon and stays in production for a long time. Stewart
thanks for your great review of a great watch! (nt)
03/23/2012 - 17:43
VC
Re: thanks for your great review of a great watch! (nt)
03/24/2012 - 04:45
Thanks for the postitive comments, it is fun to share an interest/passion with others who feel the same way. Stewart 
Congratulations!
03/23/2012 - 17:46
The best world timer IMHO.  Just a stunning watch and a technical marvel.  I am drooling in my socks. Best, respo
Re: Congratulations!
03/24/2012 - 04:47
Thanks Respo, I have to be careful to keep my own drool off the watch :-) Stewart
A proud moment...
03/23/2012 - 18:51
Stewart, Thank you for the scans and the copy. I sense a great deal of passion and fulfilment in your words. You've made a terrific choice! With all good wishes Tony
Re: A proud moment...
03/24/2012 - 05:01
Thanks alot Tony, this is the first time I have bought two watches from the same brand (Toledo and WT).  The first purchase was  just a love of the vintage design, but I am now a fan of the brand in general.  The history, tradition and current diverse collection makes me wonder why VC is not everyone's favorite brand :-) Stewart
I concur on all your observations about this watch....
03/23/2012 - 22:36
having worn one for a week (a preproduction model for review on loan from VC).  I know of one person who had the screw lasered on to the threaded pin and then filed down so that he could switch holes on the deployant clasp without having to get a screwdriver ever time he wanted a different fit. I would just get a tang buckle. Wear it in the best of health. Bill
Re: I concur on all your observations about this watch....
03/24/2012 - 05:22
Thanks Bill, and thanks again for helping me acquire the watch.  I really like the double foldover clasp and the screw is not that big an issue.  When I write something about a watch I feel like I should have some constructive criticism of some aspect of the watch in order to make myself feel like I am giving an honest review.  The clasp mechanism was truly all I could come up with :-)   I changed it today to make the strap a little tighter and it was much easier than the first go around.  I guess it just takes some practice.  Stewart
Just got off the plane and opened this thread
03/24/2012 - 20:45
first. What a treat. Nice pictures and one of my favorite watches. I particularly like your frank and highly observant comments. I also like to change strap tightness due to events or too much over indulging, yes it can affect wrist size, especially a day or two after an Hour Lounger dinner. Thanks for the great post. Enjoy. Best to all, Tim
Re: Just got off the plane and opened this thread
03/25/2012 - 09:47
Tim, I work on my feet all day and my wrist seems to swell a little during the day, and it is sometimes enough to need to loosen the strap.  Thanks for the nice comments. Stewart
Re: A few pictures of my new patrimony WT
03/24/2012 - 22:44
Congratulations! A fantastic choice. Its really a stunning piece. I am envious. Wear it in the best of health. I agree about the new type of deployant. I have onr too on my Cabinotier watch. Its a real pain. If you can find a screw with a smaller head that will fit through the hole in the strap, and it has the same thread, just use a little Loc-Tite to secure it and you're set. You might not even need the Loc-Tite. Regards, Joseph
Re: Re: A few pictures of my new patrimony WT
03/25/2012 - 09:52
Thanks Joseph, that makes so much sense, I am embarassed I didn't think of it :-)  I am sure with a little hunting I can find the right screw.  Thanks for the comments. Stewart
Congrats to a beautiful watch!
03/25/2012 - 14:13
I don't agree that it's the best WT, I still think my GP ww.tc, is the best, because it's got date and chronograph, no other has that and that's why I chosed it smiley OTH the V&C is more beautiful, has more history, and is long waited for smiley Once again I congratulate you! I must say after having my world timer for 6 years, that's it's a very useable watch! Cheers Doc
Re: Congrats to a beautiful watch!
03/27/2012 - 06:43
Thanks Doc, that is a beautiful GP, the green on the dial goes great with the gold case.  Certainly you can claim another to be the best world time as long as it is not a Patek :-)   The best watch is obviously in the eye of the beholder.   We should all think our watches are the best, that's why we bought    them :-)    Cheers Stewart 
Great watch, Stewart! And a first on the Lounge, isn't it...
03/26/2012 - 13:37
May it only tick away happy times for you whatever corner of the world you will find yourself wearing ityes
Re: Great watch, Stewart! And a first on the Lounge, isn't it...
03/27/2012 - 06:55
Thanks Radek.  I look forward to seeing more world timers  and hearing others thoughts on the watch.  Stewart 
Re: A few pictures of my new patrimony WT
03/26/2012 - 18:59
Congratulations Stewart. I love this piece, more so because I'm from and live in a Country that falls in a half-time zone. Anybody who Is from or lives in a country that falls in a quarter Or half time zone will appreciate this piece. I tried it on at a vc boutique a couple of months ago And loved it. Maybe one day...
Re: Re: A few pictures of my new patrimony WT
03/27/2012 - 07:01
Thanks kk, I hope to see one on your wrist in the future.  If you don't mind saying, where is your home?  I have never been to a country with a time zone on the half or quarter hour.  Cheers Stewart