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post #13186 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Agreed. No problem at all here, and I've had mine for a few years.
Also agree re straps. No difference between 112 and 210 on that matter. That said, (a) I don't swap my straps often on my 210 as I think it looks best with 2 or 3 and that's it; and (b) swapping straps gets old after a couple of years. Paneristi go through a curve where they want to switch straps all the time, buy a ton of them, but eventually most grow out of it, and after having spent a fortune on straps.
moo - the speedy seems to fit and sit much better on your wrist.

This describes me to a T. i went nuts on straps...close to 7K worth. And found myself going back to the same ones. But id feel so guilty with all the straps that werent getting worn i would wear them just because i didnt want em to go to waste.
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Could not agree more!
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that 249 is fuckin great. I kinda miss my 232. frown.gif
post #13187 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

screw down crowns on my radiomirs have NEVER presented a problem. theyre pretty much idiot proof. (not calling you an idiot)
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Agreed. No problem at all here, and I've had mine for a few years.

Cool. I figured that the Radiomir crown won't actually pose any problems. It probably won't keep me from wanting to get one at some point, but I'm just always a little bit uneasy when it comes to screw-down crowns (I've owned many, and only one cheap Hamilton ever had a problem, but it's in the back of my mind). That and I find them to be a bit of a pain in the butt to use. tongue.gif
post #13188 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post

Could not agree more!
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I find those both terrible but I understand that everyone has their style that they prefer.

Picked up a El Premero a month of so ago to add to my very limited collection. Will take pictures when I get a chance.
post #13189 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Yika View Post

^^ deets on strap ?

DerekS is right as always. Breaking in an uncoloured leather NATO...

/M
post #13190 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post

DerekS is right as always. Breaking in an uncoloured leather NATO...
/M

They ship to Canada?

Just noticed they don't carry the leather or Bond in 18mm.
post #13191 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i disagree 100000% with this statement. any strap available for a 112, is available for a radiomir. Theres an endless supply of custom straps for either.
for your first panerai, id get a 112. as much as i love the radiomirs, I got much more wear out of my luminors than my 231 and 232.

cool beans. but how do you chance the strap on the 210. isnt it sewn around the bar/lug?
post #13192 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

ive had a couple radiomirs and dozens of watches with screw down crowns. its a $5k watch. not a timex. Ive never had an issue at all. Personally, i prefer screw down crowns. "feels" more secure to me if i ever (i wont) decide to go in the water.
that issue wouldnt even be close to a deciding factor for me between a 112 and a 210
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Agreed. No problem at all here, and I've had mine for a few years.
Also agree re straps. No difference between 112 and 210 on that matter. That said, (a) I don't swap my straps often on my 210 as I think it looks best with 2 or 3 and that's it; and (b) swapping straps gets old after a couple of years. Paneristi go through a curve where they want to switch straps all the time, buy a ton of them, but eventually most grow out of it, and after having spent a fortune on straps.
moo - the speedy seems to fit and sit much better on your wrist.

thanks guys. i figured it was a non issue.

derk - i too MUCH prefer a screw down crown. its the only thing that bothers me about my JLC

gdl - whatever i get i dont plan on having more than 3 maybe 4 straps. and ill probably only use 2. rubber for summer and when i may be sweating, and tan or brown leather for other times.
post #13193 of 48312
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post

Could not agree more!
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i can has please? that panerai is just stunning.
post #13194 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, I am.  I take it you have visited or posted photos of your Tortue MP on Revo's Cartier forum?  I have 2 Cartier watches, a Pasha 950 Chronograph and a Privee Tank XL.  I've posted some photos of each there in the past.

Best regards,
Dino
yes, i've been. great place
post #13195 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

I find those both terrible but I understand that everyone has their style that they prefer.
Picked up a El Premero a month of so ago to add to my very limited collection. Will take pictures when I get a chance.

you shut your mouth hahaha
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post

DerekS is right as always. Breaking in an uncoloured leather NATO...
/M

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

cool beans. but how do you chance the strap on the 210. isnt it sewn around the bar/lug?

nope. its a pretyt cool system actually. Theres a 2 piece wire lug that is screwed into the back. Ill see if i have pics of a strap change so you can see. i know theres a youtube video on it. check your email in 10 minutes
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- whatever i get i dont plan on having more than 3 maybe 4 straps. and ill probably only use 2. rubber for summer and when i may be sweating, and tan or brown leather for other times.
lulz. you say that now.
post #13196 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i can has please? that panerai is just stunning.

those are both panerais. the cali dial on the left is fuckin great. i had the 127 thats on the right as well as the left handed version (217) those fuckers wear big. my pencil arms just couldnt pull em off.
post #13197 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

nope. its a pretyt cool system actually. Theres a 2 piece wire lug that is screwed into the back. Ill see if i have pics of a strap change so you can see. i know theres a youtube video on it. check your email in 10 minutes

awesome, thanks. I thought it was fixed. I never handled one in person.

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lulz. you say that now.

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post #13198 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

those are both panerais. the cali dial on the left is fuckin great. i had the 127 thats on the right as well as the left handed version (217) those fuckers wear big. my pencil arms just couldnt pull em off.

Amazing. I didnt realize that with the dial. Those are both just fantastic.

Thankfully, i have nice strong manly arms.
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So, haven't been around here in a while (school has been out), but I decided to spend a little of the money I made this summer on a new watch! It should be coming in later on today. A hint? It is something of a classic!

I will update the thread with pictures later!

Also, I did not have my phone with me to take a picture, unfortunately, but today I had the privilege of seeing a Rolex 6541, with a beautiful slightly tropical dial. It had the original hands and all. Now, want to hear the sad part? The owner wanted all of the original indices replaced with diamond studs frown.gif. He received the watch from his grandfather, and wanted to make it look more "current." I think I almost cried when I saw the diamond studs that replaced the original markers.

But anyways, glad to be back around these parts.

Stitchy, just go for the PAM, we know you are going to eventually!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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boom. radiomir strap change step by step. he makes this much longer than it needs to be. i could change the straps on my 231 and 232 in no time.
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