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, is it possible that you're confusing a 'dropped' shoulder (i.e. when one shoulder is lower than the other as a result of a bunch of things, like heisstillmat) with sloping shoulders (i.e. whnay)?
Lulz.$400 vintage SG pocket squares: fess up, who bought one?
Oh hai!Congrats on sourcing the strap.+1 on the difficulty of finding nice 19mm straps. Short 19mm straps are even harder to come by.Mine is off the Spitfire strap and now on what I was starting to think was a sorta unicorn of ready made straps: Short, 19mm, Brown shell.Found the strap from Nomos.
Another reason to use an independent : getting your original parts (i.e. dial, hands, etc) back when they required replacement is fairly normal, not an exception.Afaik, most manufacturers won't return your original parts when they've replaced them.Al @ Archer Watches' take on the matter:'Service center, or independent? -One of the issues with using a manufacturer for service is their "take it or leave it" attitude with what they feel has to be done. They in effect hold you...
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.
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