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Trying to decide on grosgrain vs satin lapel facing. What's all the hoopla about grosgrain? It sometimes looks a bit too matte to the point of being quite similar to the rest of the coat's material. Do SF love grosgrain simply because it's very different and more expensive/exclusive?
I'm looking for Chris' email address as well. I used to PM with him and have met him a couple times a few years ago, but I sent him a PM last week and he hasn't replied.
So I'm getting different answers while trying to figure out if certain watches are Titanium or Steel from the Speake Marin line.According to this, the silver toned version is titanium http://www.speake-marin.com/collections/j-class-collection/velsheda/velsheda-titanium/42How different is steel from titanium? Which weighs more? Costs more? Stronger? More durable against nicks and scratches?edit- some googling answered my own questions. Looks like titanium is lighter than...
I got chance to see the Speake-Marin Velsheda in person. While I'd be interested in the gold model, they had the steel model on blue alligator. I like it, but I'm not sure you can justify the 2-2.5x price difference between steel and gold in this model. The steel model felt pretty light weight. Gold version stock photo is below:
Are all new models announced? It would be interesting to see if there's a new Speake-Marin.
All three of these are watches I previously circled as pure dress watches I'd want. Perhaps a slightly different A. Lange model (Richard Lange), but strange coincidence anyway. I guess you have good taste.
I like this one:
I think there are ranges of dressy to a "dress watch." If I wanted one for very formal, my favorite is the Patek 5119R, which is a fairly simple dial yet very elegant I think. If I'm looking for something less dressy, then I think I want more out of the dial/design.
Unless you wear your watch upside down, I think you always have to look at aesthetics first, and then the guts second. I just don't think it's anything that spectacular for the amount of attention it receives. Basically a blue dial with a white circle, oversized numbers, and an offset second dial. Of course, I haven't seen it in person, but it's nothing earth shattering from photos.
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