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I ordered the cognac lizard belt a number of months ago. There are some custom possibilities, and I had mine cut to the exact length I wanted and fitted with snap fasteners (instead of being stitched) so that buckle exchange (two are provided) would be...well...a snap! Turnaround time was very short--maybe 2 or 3 days at their end before shipping. I'm very happy with mine.
I seem to have written this many times, but why not once again?!! Lexol will darken leather; it acknowledges this right on the bottle. So I stay away from it; YMMV. Creme Nubiana (new brand name for Creme Alpina) is the best I've found (and I tried many before stumbling on it). It can be had from Franco's via an online purchase.
Quote: Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty I'm so pleased someone mentioned high-end quartz here and I second everything you wrote in your post. You also just reminded me how great the Chronomaster looks on a strap instead of the bracelet. While I still love my mechnicals, they have seen really very little wrist-time since my first HEQ arrived: High-frequency 196kHz quartz movement with perpetual calendar, 8 year battery and end-of-life indicator;...
Quote: Originally Posted by johnnyblazini I tend to agree with this, too bad no-one makes nice looking Quartz watches... Oh, good lord! There's a whole world out there of absolutely beautiful-looking quartz watches: the Citizen Chronomaster (see pic below), the Grand Seikos, The Seiko Credor quartzes, the Citizen Campanolas.... This watch can be had with solid 18K gold case, as can the Grand Seikos, and Seiko Credors are so...
Adding Topy sole covers (and possibly heel-lift replacements) would be one option if greater slip- and wear-resistance are desired.
I like the 202 last. I have two pairs on it (Berkeleys and Dovers), and, although the 202 is not the sleekest of the EG lasts, these shoes feel better on my feet than other EGs I have on the 888, 89, and 606 lasts. I think that, for me, with narrow feet (EG B/C-fitting), my EGs on the 202 last look sleeker than similar shoes in a wider fitting would look. I too am beginning to put comfort ahead of appearance and foresee more 202-last purchases!
Quote: Originally Posted by Flieger Dear Roger, It is the horological equivalent of a child predator stroking himself in public.. Dear Flieger, Get back on your meds....
Quote: Originally Posted by Flieger tasteless shit really... awful. yes sophisticated? no. You're kidding, right? If not, that's a completely over-the-top comment. That watch is neither tasteless nor awful. It's just not a dress watch. BTW, COSC chronometer standards are -4 sec. to +6 sec. per day. I agree that a watch with a chronograph function would be less than ideal for a dress watch, but can't see why a watch certified as a...
Foxx, this is an interesting watch, but clearly misses "dress watch" status on a number of points: (a) it's much too large at 45.5 mm. case diameter; (b) it has a black face (the ideal dress watch has a light-colored face), (c) it has a functional bezel with numbers on it, clearly indicating that it's not a dress watch, (d) it has a functional knob on the 9 o'clock side, and (e) it lacks the leather strap that is absolutely mandatory for a true dress watch.
That's some major alteration work! I've had Joy do a few smaller things, but haven't known whether to trust more substantial work to her--not because of any complaints about her work, but more because of her age and relative inexperience. I think it's impressive that she could take on de-pleating a pair of trousers. From the pictures, it looks as though she narrowed the shoulders somewhat, although it's hard to be absolutely sure about that as there is no 'after'...
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