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Posts by Wes Bourne

Sorry dood, didn't know Omega would insist on changing the dial. Still don't understand why though.Is it really that badly damaged? I think most collectors advise against replacing original dials, both for value/collectability, as well as sentimental considerations. No real consensus re reluming.Looks like they replaced the old tritium dial on this one with a new luminova dial, albeit with period correct applied logo and no 'professional'...
@dopey : You should consider sending it to an independent instead.Al @ Archer Watches is very well regarded on the forums and I believe RogerP has used his services before. You can see the service/restoration he did on a damaged Speedy.These guys are also worth a look: http://watchguy.co.uk/cgi-bin/libraryPics of 3 pre-moon 321 Speedys they've worked...
I don't think the Rolex website shows everything available at any given time. I.e., here's the old 2012 MSRP list with a bazillion different SKUs.
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Isn't the porthole thing a popular misconception?See #7 here:'7. Parts were inspired by a diving helmet.Apparently after having received the design brief for what was to become the Royal Oak, GĂ©rald Genta happened upon a diver emerging from Lake Geneva and thought to himself, If the screws holding the faceplate were strong enough to ensure a watertight seal on the helmet, surely they must be capable of doing the same for a watch.'
The Loake Jack is from the 'Design' range, I have a pair in Sand suede. They look just like BB's Beige ones. Mine are stamped m.i.E. inside the lining.Fwiw, stuffs stamped m.i.E. are sometimes just minimally finished there, enough to be able to have the m.i.E. mark.Regardless of where they're made, they're solid shoes, esp for $120.
Those are the same as the Loake 'Jack'. Not from the 1880 range.
The whole Uncle/Nephew thing is just WTF creepy.Maybe, but you'd have to keep teh Uncle.
Then how do you explain teh Ambrosi pents episode?
I was only interested in Dk Brown w/ double leather. Since it seems most wanted Dainite, I'm out. Gotta admit that Whiskey looks great though.
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