in the first place its because its the watch that had spoken to you most so wy not give it another try? If you're on the market for a "time only" why not consider the new Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic?
There is also the Toledo 1952 which is a bit more expensive then the Malte DTR but definately worth a look.
PS: Glad things turned out well with your Patrimony....
Contemporaine the other day and found it superb.
Piguet 1160 ebauche heavily modified to make it into a regulator style indication, the dual time is a VC module. The Toledi is is based on a JLC ebauche with VC date and moonphase module.
The Patrimony does look good with a suit just because of its size. Have you considered the Patrimony Contemporaine automatic which may seem a bit less dressy since its not as thin as the manual wind model?
I would suggest going with the Patrimony Contemporaine...it's mainly a dress watch but at times it can be worn with nice casual attire. The movement is superb and there is something unique about winding the watch on a daily basis. Just my 2 cents. Reloj
I'm afraid that the more you keep on asking for advice,
the more confused you will be.
It's your choice!
Come back when you have bought it,
and post a pic, but let it be your own decision :-)
Follow your intuition!
But we never saw it :-)
Have to visit la Maison soon!
Good luck today :-)
I find this watch way too big. The older retrograde was better sized, although I would like to see a slightly better design come out (malte sword hands? I love those)...
it's always fun, but there is a risk!
I have been through these "discussions",
and about 10 months ago I did by a watch,
only because of such a thread of opinions.
I wasn't sure, so I started asking and viewing other posts,
about that certain model.
I'm selling it now, at a considerable loss, to a friend,
because to me it immedeately became a "vault queen" !
That's the danger with getting too many opinions :-)
Which watch are you talking about?
I had a recent experience and the watch I chose (the Urwerk 103) has beome one of my all time favorite watches :-)
the JLC Master Compressor Chronograph!
I was taken away by all the publicity by JAW at the Purists,
all the positive talk about the new movement and it's function.
All the pics, 100s, and the positive feedback from new owners,
and it had real dark leatherstrap :-)
so I chosed it,
instead of a Overseas Cronograph...
Now I, as well as you, know that I don't have any use for a chronograph longer,
so for me it will be the manual RG manual Patrimony :-)
chronograph and still call yourself the king of pasta? :-)
When you get matured you realise,
that you don't need a chronograph to Russian Caviar :-)
I take mine :-)
It's a good place to sort out your thoughts !
My DTR is YG, but it's a deep YG, nealy as the very light RG of the Patrimony,
it was really difficult to see any big difference, when I held them beside each other,
Thursday this week.
Dark brown strap you shall have, mine was not dark enough from the beginning,
and it's only becoming lighter.
Alex says always, when we meet : " Doc, you should have that strap changed!".
So I will. Promiose :-)
And Hatari read also my response to Alex, please!
Wish you a nice ride :-)
But do as I do, consider every car as a moose !!