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post #16 of 4568
Nice watch Andrew, but count me among those who have had difficulty with servicing. I thought replacing the crown would be fairly easy, but so far no luck.

Just bought a 300GB external HDD from tigerdirect.com, $100 after rebate. Music and movie storage.

Tom
post #17 of 4568
I've been considering a Piaget Altiplano in white gold.
post #18 of 4568
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
I've been considering a Piaget Altiplano in white gold.

pic pls?
post #19 of 4568
I've always loved the look of the Rolex Submariner in stainless steel (I know some people's opinions of Rolex aren't very high, but I love the look). However, I came to the conclusion that, with two children to send through college, it wasn't an option. Thus, I recently picked up the Seiko SKX031K2 Diver: http://www.bluedial.com/gg/SKX031K2.htm. I really like it.
post #20 of 4568
JBZ, I've been really close to buying a similar Seiko automatic for awhile now. If only I could choose between that and Japanese denim!

It's actually this one: Seiko SKX009K1. I've coveted it since ernest posted his a long time ago. I may, like him, sub a cloth strap.
post #21 of 4568
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Originally Posted by skalogre
I am now contributing to the piece's patina like its prior owners

you have to drench it in blood every now and again to really get the patina to where it should be
post #22 of 4568
shoreman - I like that one, too. I did my research before I purchased the Seiko, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well rated the diver watches are considering the price.
post #23 of 4568
Either this:



Or this:



I'm particularly fond of the dauphine hands on the round one. It also comes with a black dial.
post #24 of 4568
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
you have to drench it in blood every now and again to really get the patina to where it should be

LOL!

Roger that. I'll try to remember to practice my kata next time I have a nosebleed
post #25 of 4568
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Either this:

http://www.lacotedesmontres.com/IMG/10509.jpg

Or this:

http://www.lacotedesmontres.com/IMG/10814.jpg

I'm particularly fond of the dauphine hands on the round one. It also comes with a black dial.

I like the almost Bauhaus asthetics of the latter one. Black dial must look stunning.
post #26 of 4568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Either this:



Or this:



I'm particularly fond of the dauphine hands on the round one. It also comes with a black dial.

If you want a much cheaper alternative to Piaget for the Bauhaus look, go to the up and comming German brand out of Glasshute (huge watchmaking rennaisance there), Nomos. Look up the Tangomat... in house movement, stunning looks... they are all the rage with WIS right now. For about $1500...

For the tank, consider a JLC.
post #27 of 4568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Violinist
If you want a much cheaper alternative to Piaget for the Bauhaus look, go to the up and comming German brand out of Glasshute (huge watchmaking rennaisance there), Nomos. Look up the Tangomat... in house movement, stunning looks... they are all the rage with WIS right now. For about $1500...

For the tank, consider a JLC.

Good call on Nomos.
post #28 of 4568
I was recommended Klaus by 'Paul December' on pmwf.com - he had only good things to say about the service. said that one time Klaus actually replaced a watch for him, rather than repair it. (i hope paul doesn't mind me blabbing.) /andrew
post #29 of 4568
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
I was recommended Klaus by 'Paul December' on pmwf.com - he had only good things to say about the service. said that one time Klaus actually replaced a watch for him, rather than repair it.

(i hope paul doesn't mind me blabbing.)

/andrew

Nice., I will keep that in mind, thanks Andrew. Prices are not too bad either; it is amazing how expensive those watches are getting, no wonder the originals go for so much on eBay nowadays.
post #30 of 4568
This is great. A list of the people I am going to jack next
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