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post #16 of 37
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Thurston, I like the A Lang & Sohe and the last IWC you posted.

Regardless of quality - I just would not fit a non-OEM strap.

Even 3 mins. sounds too long.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bouji
That's wonderful, do you still have it?
No, I sold it because I wanted another watch, which turned out to have been sold since, unfortunately.
post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Yes.

One more thing: Leatherstraps are basically consumables. They eventually get worn out, no matter who the mfg is. Unless we are talking metal, kevlar et.c.
Just because it gets worn out is hardly good logic to say you should not buy an original. Take this analogy, would you not prefer to have Borelli buttons on your Borelli suit, or would you sew on the fanciest amethyst buttons set with diamonds?
post #19 of 37
Breguet makes some of the best looking brown straps in the business (use La Tradition as a reference), but you can indeed have better quality, very custom bands made by ABP in Paris. If you'd like, I can dig up a photo of one I had made for a Breguet Marine.
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
No, I sold it because I wanted another watch, which turned out to have been sold since, unfortunately.
I would have bought it.
post #21 of 37
This is still the best watch/shoe porn picture I've seen It was posted on here and on timezone.

post #22 of 37
Those watches I posted are all mine shown with different straps to illustrate the point that changing straps is a simple and common procedure.
post #23 of 37
B- You have a tough time with analogies . I would certainly think it permissible to change out Borrelli buttons for horn ones if you so desired. Every single watch manufacturer outsources its leather bands. They are uniformly of bad quality and use the cheap part of the skin (for alligator). The only exception that I know of is Parmigiani who has Hermes make the bands for them.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bouji
Just because it gets worn out is hardly good logic to say you should not buy an original. Take this analogy, would you not prefer to have Borelli buttons on your Borelli suit, or would you sew on the fanciest amethyst buttons set with diamonds?
That is a) ridiculous and b) not what I said, Bouji. And for your information, a OEM Patek strap IS your analogy's "fanciest amethyst buttons set with diamonds" not a quality non-Patek strap. Don't get yourself caught up in the hype. Expensive logo does not mean better quality. If you feel you want a "Patek" strap do it for the right reason, which is ONLY it being Patek. Any ideas about it being blessed with the logo being the same as it being a quality article is clearly ludicrous. Edit: iammatt posted his reply while I was typing. Thank you.
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by Thurston

there are aftermarket straps that exceed the originals' quality. Some collectors always put aftermarket straps on in order to save the originals in like-new condition







For years I balked at putting a brown strap on a black faced watch but more recently I've taken to the look.
post #26 of 37
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
This is still the best watch/shoe porn picture I've seen It was posted on here and on timezone.

wow
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Expensive logo does not mean better quality.

Who said this? I choose original straps because my watch is a Patek, not because I like the name Patek. The strap debate has been done to death now.
post #28 of 37
Lange Forum moderator on Timezone, top shelf photographer, shoe hound and bon vivant. :-)
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bouji
Who said this? I choose original straps because my watch is a Patek, not because I like the name Patek. The strap debate has been done to death now.
In case it has not been done to death. Here is a vintage Audemars with an aftermarket aligator strap. If you compare it to the straps above, you can see how much finer the texture and quality of the skin are than the OEM straps. Granted, you do not want an orange strap, but this one blows any strap used by an OEM out of the water.
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by iammatt
this one blows any strap used by an OEM out of the water.[/IMG]

Did Bea make that?
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