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Funny all this talk of purple tweed. I have a purple tweed overcoat with fur collar on the way - in fact, I got the call Friday that it was ready.
Thanks, Dawn. Done
This Reagan one is great and surprising, in a good way. It doesn't look 80s dated at all. It is also very well proportioned for him. He looks outstanding.
Charlie - can you do ridged and padded watch straps? I have a strap that is wearing out. The edges look to be made with a cord underneath to create ridges (like on some handmade shoes) and the center is padded (until the pin holes). I am pretty sure about the cord/twine as I can see some kind of textile in th bridges where the leather has worn away. The padding is surrounded by stitching. Is that something you can do?
Wow. I couldn't see it and now I can't not see it. Look at the small sideways Ts, not the large dog teeth.
Hoodiematt's view of the situation is pretty much the same as what KimJongMatt said. That shouldn't surprise. Nor will it surprise that, despite similar content, it is taken without offense.
They probably were quartz, or at least had quartz models, in the 80s. I did not like the direction the Constellation line took, even in the 70s (and this case is more 70s than 80s). I will say, though, that I liked the case a lot more in person than I would have expected to based on the photos. It looks great. BUT, it would be even better in the Constellation case of the 50s and 60s in a more contemporary size to hold the larger movement. And the dial is a stunner. It...
This weekend I got to see a rose gold constellation with the new(ish) Omega movement. Omega is doing some impressive things. What I really liked was the excellent execution of the pie pan dial with arrowhead markers. They did nothing fancy to it - just a simple reissue of a classic dial. It looked great. The Constellation claws, which have been around since the 80s and which I always hated, looked ok. I could have done without them, but they really bothered me more...
And so the world turns.
I feel that way about Panerai. Except that if I got one as a gift, I might wear it for a week to see if that changed my mind (unless that would hurt the resale value).
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