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Does this exist? True moonphase with large moon but quartz

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Does this exist? True moonphase with large moon but quartz

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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 am

Backstory, last year took a trip to Newport, RI and stopped by Grenon's.
Saw the Schaumburg Moon watch and was smitten.

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Then I was told the price and immediately was not smitten.
I think even if I had the means to spend $5k+ on a watch, I couldn't.

So been on the hunt for something of a similar nature.
Have found a couple that Ball and Christopher Ward make that are close:
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And even though both of those are still too pricey for my tastes, the major problem I have with all three is they're autos.
Normally, I prefer an auto to a quartz. But for a watch that I may wear on seldom occasions, I don't want to have to set a true moonphase watch every time. I know I could buy a winder, but I don't want one. One of my many quirks.

So here's the deal.
* Looking for a true moonphase watch.
* Want the moon to be prominent or large.
* Want it to be quartz.


The closest thing I could find is this one by A.B.Art
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But what kills that one for me is the three date window.
I really find that display feature very annoying to the point that it's a dealbreaker.
If the A.B.Art had a non-date version, I'd own it.

Anyone have any suggestions on another watch?
I've got more Converse sneakers than watches, but it is a close race.
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Re: Does this exist? True moonphase with large moon but quartz

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Post by Boourns » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 pm

After thinking and googling over lunch, I can't find one. All the promising brands I think could of use the traditional moonphase graphics. For example:

Davosa
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Zeppelin
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FC
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EDIT: Forgot to include this interesting Mr. Jones piece. Not a true moonphase, but kinda cool:

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https://us.mrjoneswatches.com/products/sun-and-moon
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Re: Does this exist? True moonphase with large moon but quartz

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Post by Boourns » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:21 pm

So as a last try I just searched ebay. Maybe a vintage piece is the way to go?

Vintage Seiko
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SEIKO- ... :rk:6:pf:0

Vintage Raketa
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-s ... rk:23:pf:0

And I am even kind of tempted by this sweet Rhula. Though it is mechanical, not quartz:
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ruhla- ... ctupt=true
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:22 pm

If that Mr. Jones had a true moonphase, that would be close to what I'm looking for.
Thanks for checking!
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Post by AndroidIsAwesome » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:24 pm

I was in the same situation last summer. Wanted a quartz moonphase like the old Christopher Ward. After researching all I really came up with were a couple Zepellin watches, and a couple Rotary models.

Edox has a few too where the moonphase is pretty large, and in January I bought an automatic Edox moonphase and I should have it here in a few days (sent it to my other house).
I have too many watches, yet here I am buying more.
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:26 pm

This Mr. Jones is really cool too if I was leaning towards the sun/moon version.

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Post by quincas » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:21 pm

Not sure if this matches your requirement about large moon.
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Xeric Trappist-1 Moonphase

CASE SIZE:
44mm
CASE SHAPE:
Round
CASE MATERIAL:
Stainless Steel
CASE THICKNESS:
12mm
CRYSTAL TYPE:
Hesalite
MOV'T TYPE:
Quartz
STRAP MATERIAL:
Leather
STRAP WIDTH:
22mm
WATER RESISTANCE:
5 ATM
FEATURES:
Moonphase, Luminous, Date

Some models are under $250. The blue one is under $200. Plus
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Free shipping over $249 though.

Edit: https://www.watches.com/xeric-trappist-1-moonphase/
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:31 pm

I'll take a closer look at that Xeric. Forgot about that one.
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Does this exist? True moonphase with large moon but quartz

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Post by Barry S. » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:40 am

Not a huge moon but certainly prominent.

$129 at Joma seems to be the best current price but I do remember this popping up on WUS a while back for under $100.

Several other color combinations available as well.

https://www.jomashop.com/grovana-watch-1026-1537.html

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Post by cortman » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 pm

I own the Frederique Constant moonphase listed in this thread and love it.
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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:45 pm

cortman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 pm
I own the Frederique Constant moonphase listed in this thread and love it.
Thanks for the feedback. To me, the moonphase window seems so tiny in the picture.
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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:11 pm

quincas wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Not sure if this matches your requirement about large moon.



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Xeric Trappist-1 Moonphase

CASE SIZE:
44mm
CASE SHAPE:
Round
CASE MATERIAL:
Stainless Steel
CASE THICKNESS:
12mm
CRYSTAL TYPE:
Hesalite
MOV'T TYPE:
Quartz
STRAP MATERIAL:
Leather
STRAP WIDTH:
22mm
WATER RESISTANCE:
5 ATM
FEATURES:
Moonphase, Luminous, Date

Some models are under $250. The blue one is under $200. Plus
F413B79F-FA85-44A1-9E1F-C0C2B32CB0DA-9561-00000FB78CE14A09.jpg
Free shipping over $249 though.

Edit: https://www.watches.com/xeric-trappist-1-moonphase/
*UPDATE*

Went ahead and going to give the Xeric a try.
The model shown above was $199.
The KISS10 promo code brought that down to $180.

However, noticed they had a "MAKE OFFER" button, so I gave it a try.
Submitted an offer of $149, got an immediate counteroffer of $161.
That was an additional 19+% discount, can't complain about that, so pulled the trigger.
Also qualified for free USPS Domestic First Class shipping (orders over $99+).

Not a bad deal if I like it.
AND they have a 30 day return window if the 44mm looks monstrous on my wrists.

Wait and see now.
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Post by quincas » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:03 pm

That’s quite a deal you have there!

I have been interested in the Xeric but was concerned about the clutter on the dial.

Read comments that lume is lacking.

Could we have pictures when you receive the watch?

Congrats on the new purchase!
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Post by The Sultan of SoWhat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:55 pm

Not the largest moonphase watches, but on sale this week at Joma:

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https://www.jomashop.com/henry-london-d ... ail#242881
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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:13 pm

quincas wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:03 pm
That’s quite a deal you have there!

I have been interested in the Xeric but was concerned about the clutter on the dial.

Read comments that lume is lacking.

Could we have pictures when you receive the watch?

Congrats on the new purchase!
By all means. Lume is not a big factor for me, so not an issue if lacking. Right now the size of the watch is my only concern. :)
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