Help me choose a non-round watch with character

Dear all, I am younger enthusiast who is just starting in the world of watches. I want to reduce my dependence on material possessions to a minimum, so I have decided to have a firm focus on non-round designs, mostly with the Art Deco flavor. So for, I have just 2 watches: a Graham Oxford that I bought in 2008 while still in university and a JLC Reverso Duo UT.  Next I want to buy one of the following unusual non-round models (and I would appreciate your help!): Patek Golden Ellipse 3738, Patek Gondolo 5024, Patek Gondolo 5124, Patek Gondolo 5111, Vacheron 1912, Vacheron MCMLXXII (the one produced in 1990s-2000s, not the recent "Prestige"), Daniel Roth Athys II.  Which one would you recommend and why? Many thanks! 
Patek 3738
40% (2 votes)
Vacheron MCMLXXII (the one produced in 1990s-2000s, not the recent "Prestige")
40% (2 votes)
Vacheron 1912
20% (1 vote)
Patek 5024
0% (0 votes)
Patek 5124
0% (0 votes)
Patek 5111
0% (0 votes)
Daniel Roth Athys II
0% (0 votes)
(Total votes: 5)
very interesting choices as they are all very different. You may be interested
09/28/2016 - 11:35

in this review I had done of my 1912 a few years ago HERE

Re: very interesting choices as they are all very different. You may be interested
09/28/2016 - 12:54

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your reply. I have read your review with pleasure. It has been an inspiration to include this model in my poll. 

I have a few questions: How thick is the watch? How often do you service it and what are the typical costs?

Best,

A

 

 

 

Re: Re: very interesting choices as they are all very different. You may be interested
09/28/2016 - 14:51

I actually gave it to my brother in law as a wedding present so can't comment on thickness, but it was on the thn side. As for servicing about every 5 years should be fine

Re: Re: Re: very interesting choices as they are all very different. You may be interested
09/30/2016 - 10:16

Thanks, Alex

And you get the Golden Section!
09/29/2016 - 11:33

I voted for the Asymetric 1972 because I know and love that watch. Recently, I saw one for sale in white gold (Condition 0), but I haven't seen too many. The men's model wasn't too popular at the time, but everyone I kow who has one, swears by it. I took it on a cruise with me last summer, and it was a perfect, understated but interesting watch for dinner conversation.

 

Re: And you get the Golden Section!
09/30/2016 - 10:15

Hi Bill,

And thanks for your suggestion. I have been curious about this model since my teenage years, when I saw one on the wrist of Gianfranco Ferre, a most elegant man. 

I do find the old 1972 to be more aesthetically interesting than the the newer "Prestige", but, from the pictures, it seems quite thick. What is the actual thickness of yur watch? 

Also, does it bother you that the movement inside is very tiny? Does it require a special service?

 

 

Thicker but not noticed in use
10/02/2016 - 12:58

Hi E. 

I took some pictures comparing the width of my Vacheron Constantin with my L. Leroy Grande Osmior Mécanique Extra-Plate (ultra thin) and Patek Philippe Calatrava ref. 3468, and you can see that the VC 72 is thincker. However, you can also see that it's bowed, and it is very comfortable to wear.

 

For the artiste...VC72
10/02/2016 - 13:10