The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1824
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My pleasure! There have been so many beautiful watches posted lately, just wanted to contribute a bit. Thanks for the kind words.
Thanks! I think that split toes are definitely underrated. I love those Vass scotch grain ones. They are a very versatile shoe I feel. I think you should pick a pair up!
Thanks! Those are Dovers in Edwardian. I love them, they are very versatile and very comfortable I find! Wow, the ones in nutmeg suede sound delicious. I love suede shoes
I have seen some discussions about this on the watch forums, and my understanding is that it requires some after-market parts to make a leather strap fit the 15400. I don't know that it's necessarily difficult, but it's not something that AP intended to offer.
I think its a bit of a pain to do it, as its really not designed to alternate between strap and bracelet. Not to mention, I never think the RO's on straps look as good. IMHO it looks like something is missing.
You may be able to by the metal plots (2 little metal attachment links) and strap from AP's service center or a boutique, but I think its a bit of a hassle swapping between the bracelet and strap on ROs. As you mentioned, I don't think its something AP intends for owners to do. In addition, its such a versatile watch as it is, that I've never seen a need to swap the bracelet for a strap they way one might with a Rolex, Omega or other watch.
I bought the Vantage (below) and didn't realize it had an integrated battery capability and doesn't need the battery pack.
Edited by TC (Houston) - 12/30/13 at 9:19am
although, i doubt i could ever be a 1 watch guy anyways.
Interesting. I find there are watches I prefer on a bracelet and watches I prefer on a strap. I think some vintage Rolex sport watches look good on a strap, but I would always rather have one on a bracelet. I actually struggle to think of a watch that I like enough on both that I would choose to have it on both a strap and a bracelet. I guess I prefer my dress watches on straps and my sports watches on bracelets (with the exception being , I'd rather have a Panerai on a strap than a bracelet).
I think if I were on a deserted island for years at a time, I wouldn't need a dress watch so I'd probably just have a Sub or GMT. I'd never subject my RO to the punishment that my older Rolex watches were subjected to, mostly because its too nice, a bit more delicate, and more costly to care for...but provided I didn't have to wear it for really punishing activities, its the watch that could bring me closest to being a 1 watch person....although I think I'd still need a Rolex for really more more rigorous activities, and a dress watch on a strap for really dressy events. Oh well, so much for thinking I could be a 1 watch kind of guy!
exactly this. i as well generally find a watch is better suited for one or the other. but if i found a watch i loved, and one that looked equally awesome on a strap or bracelet, and was easy to switch back and forth, that might be my One Watch!
once again, we seem to agree.
I agree with this. The only watch I have found so far that ticks all those boxes is the Omega Speedmaster Pro. IMHO.