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Never really owned a decent watch and I remember why now... Was really looking into getting a Tissot Tradition (which I believe is 42mm) but my wrists are so G DAMN tiny! I'm STILL thinking about it, though.

 

Questions for you seasoned vets:

If I were to get a watch with a leather band, where can I take it to get the dual clasps so I don't wear out the leather strap? And how much would a modification like that run me?

Buy a deployant clasp (many retail sources online) and fit it yourself.  Be sure to buy the right width for the buckle end of the strap.

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Thanks Chuckie. What is the general consensus here at SF about deployant clasps? And what about double fold vs single fold?

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It will be a vintage Casio. The early Made In Japan ones are the most desired among collectors.

Well, it wasn't vintage when I got it ;-)

I remember seeing For Your Eyes Only in the cinema in '81 and being slightly disappointed that RM wore a Seiko while mine was a Casio (even though I never cared for the particular model i that movie).
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le datejust turn-o-graph. (the "le" is not technically part of the official name)

 

And 'tis a beaut indeed!

 

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FWIW, I don't have any G-Shocks in the "collection"....but I do have an Ironman.

It's almost exclusively used for timing my recreational jogging (pronounced with a soft "J").

 

+1 to "zho-gging"!

 

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Yay!! Just got my pre-Moon cal.321 vintage Speedy back.

 

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I own a G-Shock and I love it.  Would I wear it to work?  Of course not. I wear it to the gym when I'm not using a heart rate monitor or any other place that wouldn't be suitable to wear something fragile as a nice watch.  Some may argue that you can wear the Explorer II to active things...and yeah, you could, but is it really suitable?  My G-Shock isn't shiny, it's not white, and it's not purple...it's a very understated matte black.  It's a beater through and through and takes a beating like no other watch.  

I mean, when you're at the gym curling with 160lb dumbbells, you want something that's gonna be able to take the pain!!!! J/k

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Some may argue that you can wear the Explorer II to active things...and yeah, you could, but is it really suitable?  

 

 

I mean, when you're at the gym curling with 160lb dumbbells, you want something that's gonna be able to take the pain!!!! J/k

 

Hah!  I actually wear my Explorer I to the gym... but then I do not curl 160 pound dumbbells, just a pair of 50s... veiny calf shot here hehe.

 

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Nice. Congrats. Diggin the hands on that one
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Picked up this Ingersoll as a dress watch. Wasn't looking to spend too much and after checking out the Tissot PRC200 I found it to be too small for my liking.
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great stuff al always, dino. fing02[1].gif

Thanks bro fistbump.gif

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I LOL'd

 

Thanks Dino.

Cylon buddy, I'm always happy to amuse a fellow SFer.  

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Never really owned a decent watch and I remember why now... Was really looking into getting a Tissot Tradition (which I believe is 42mm) but my wrists are so G DAMN tiny! I'm STILL thinking about it, though.

If you have a slight build and small wrists, buy a watch that fits.  Buying a large watch, because its the trend, but which looks too large for you will make you look like a poser.  If you think 42 is too large, then it probably is.  When I see small guys wearing oversized watches that don't fit, I just think the person is a poor sap trying to fit in with the masses who follow trends.

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I remember seeing For Your Eyes Only in the cinema in '81 and being slightly disappointed that RM wore a Seiko while mine was a Casio (even though I never cared for the particular model i that movie).

I kind of liked the Seiko with ticker tape message in the beginning of the Spy Who Loved Me, but overall I was a bit disappointed when Bond stopped wearing a Rolex. 

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I kind of liked the Seiko with ticker tape message in the beginning of the Spy Who Loved Me, but overall I was a bit disappointed when Bond stopped wearing a Rolex. 

Agree on both accounts.
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As a prelude, thanks to all who replied. I really appreciate the well-thought out posts. It really helps me on my watch-related path.
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Hmm, I think I completely agree with your post Belli. I guess I never really thought about it from that perspective. And I guess with the parts "guarantee," that really makes purchasing vintage Rolex much less of a gamble. I guess I should think twice before forsaking that which is older simply because it is old. I guess I fall prey to the newer is better maxim. Perhaps I should start rethinking it smile.gif.
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newC, excellent conversation you bring up.

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And that is kind of what I considered vis-a-vis the Clapton model. $50,000 seems to be the price that darn near any Clapton memorabilia will fetch. I just think it is a little bit odd that a watch can sell for 10 times more in less than 5 years! I agree with you that rarity plays a huge part in value. But that type of quantum leap does not seem to be a function of rarity. More on this below though...

Although I completely agree, the PN Daytona is facking gorgeous. Just a stunning watch.

Always glad to hear your 2c Stitchy.
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I think that Kaplan described quite nicely where I am coming from. As stated above, the price increase in vintage Rolex is quite steep. And I wonder if the increase in price is due to the vintage fad? It seems like vintage Rolex is very in vogue right now. When they are no longer as hot of a commodity, one can assume that the market for them will likely fall out. I agree with you Stitchy, that as an investment piece it probably is not a very wise investment.

But this is kind of the way that I look at it. I remember a few days ago, Dino mentioned something along the lines of "instead of buying Rolex above MSRP upon a new release, I wait until the hype has died down, and snag it for retail" (sorry for the paraphrasing Dino fistbump.gif). I can't help but feel the same way with the vintage market. I feel like there is a huge demand for all things vintage right now. And who is to say how long that will last? I guess I worry about the speculation--because the market and "value" of a vintage watch is not as easily delineated as a new watch.

*also, I apologize for my very rudimentary understanding of economics.

And Dino, have yet to address your post, just reading through it now!
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Best I can do. Note that this is a Pre-moon, so has the old Sea-monster Seamaster back. Also has an applied Omega symbol on the dial. The lume at 1:00 and 6:00 and from the minute and hour hands has also flaked, which is why the hands look skeletonized. I can probably get them replaced, but I prefer original and they are perfectly legible - just no glow. Given the age of around 50 years, I don't expect any glow anyway.
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good points, n. glad you appreciated my thoughts. i appreciate you bringing up the topic.

the only difference though in employing dinos remarks about waiting for things to cool down, to vintage, is that you may run the risk of not getting your hands on the model you want, if no one is willing to sell when you want it. especially if selling means the owner will be taking a hit.

i think most of the time when these models go for huge jumps it because someone with a healthy bank account has it hot and heavy for that model and wants it now, and does not want it to get away. and if a bidding war ensues and egos get involved, well then, all bets are off.

as opposed to production models, once the initial excitement dies down, and supply and demand line back up, its not usually a big deal to get what you want for a more reasonable price if you just wait a little.

ymmv, but thats how it seems to me.
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watch looks great, dopey!
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Thanks. I wish I could do a better job photographing it. It is really pretty clean. I am tempted to get a modern version as well to wear all the time, though this one is pretty durable. The column wheel chrono movement is beautiful as well - stock photo:

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that is a fantastic picture.
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