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I don't mean to discourage you. They can do some good work and they fix stuff when they make a mistake (happily, in my experience). But stitching quality is not the same as the original if that is what you want.
Vacheron holds pride of place for me for having made the best looking dress watch ever (and it is nicer version of what Nomos does than Nomos does).
I was thinking more of the seasonal black tie social events. I have been seeing fewer of those (but as poorsod notes, that doesn't mean there are fewer of them, only that I am invited to fewer). I was at a social holiday party tonight, for example, and while there were many women in glittery, slinky party dresses, I was one of the few men in a tie and one of maybe two in a suit. While this one was not, in my memory, black tie, a few years ago suits would have been the...
You are probably right so I have to blame my declining social relevance.
I've been wearing this a lot lately. p.s. Someone explain to me how you get those good watch pictures on an iphone.
Probably a sign of the times as well as my increasing social irrelevance, but the black tie list is much thinner this season.
So . . . after much discussion with Omega, they will not refinish the dial or repair the watch without replacing the dial. Nor will they replace the dial but return the original one to me (since it has tritium on it). So the watch is being sent back to me untouched.Some of you suggested alternative places to work on it and i will look into those. Thanks.
No buttons on mine but there are silk ribbons inside to tie it closed. They function like the jigger button on a DB coat. You still need the belt to keep it neat, but even without the belt it won't hang completely open.
Lapels on a robe run the full length to the bottom hem and are sewn on. The entire facing is quilted - it is on the inside at the bottom and rolls to the outside as the facing shows (it is shawl lapel, obviously). On mine, they are black satin and the body of the robe is a paisley jacquard. The canvassing is pretty light. Enough to give a drop of body but no stiffness at all.
I had a cotton won from Dege that I wore out. That was unlined. I currently use a silk one that is lined (in silk), but it is the full monty with quilted lapels, knotted and fringed belt, etc. Unlike the fabled ones of yore, this one uses a fused chest piece rather than a hand padded one with the benefit of feeling more like a robe than tailored coat. I got it at Brooks several years ago and it is made in England. I don't know if they still carry it, but if they do,...
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