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Old 26 October 2016, 03:47 AM   #1
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JLC Reverso Grande date

Can anyone shed any light as to the quality and finish of this particular model?

I am thinking of purchasing this as a dress watch to compliment my Explorer ii polar.
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Old 7 December 2016, 11:04 AM   #2
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It's outdated by today's standard. The newer Reverso has curved lugs and much better finishing.
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Old 11 December 2016, 02:28 AM   #3
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Quality and finish: excellent in any regard. I am sure you will appreciate the guilloche dial - a very classical reverso in this respect.
Technically, the 8 - day movements of JLC are quite amazing as for the excellent isochronism well over 7 days.
I suggest you try in on your wrist - reversos can feel strange in general; and the line of reversos with an 8-day power reserve sports rather thick case compared to the current models.
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Old 28 January 2017, 01:13 PM   #4
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Used to have one but sold it. Reason being way too thick for a reverso.

But quality and finish is excellent. Winds like butter.
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I love my - one of the last watches I would ever sell. It has also been one of my most accurate watches to date usually about 2s/day. I have never felt it was too thick, but I have a larger wrist at 7.5" It has not trouble fitting under just about everything but the tightest of shirt cuffs. The art-deco design has a timeless classic look. The 8 day reserve is nice and gives me a nice option for rotation because it is ready any time and only needs winding once a week. The other think I like about it is it seems to look great with a variety of straps; black croc for more formal, cognac ostrich for more casual and a blue sharkskin for something more fun . . . then being able to flip it and enjoy the movement on the backside . . . it is just a beautiful, elegant, and fun watch to own.
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