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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 A while back I tried on a Radiomir, I think it was the 323, that was on the most amazing sueded croc strap.  I think they call it the "Jules Verne" strap for some reason.  Now that's OEM of course, but as a concept...well...I've never seen such a pimp-tastic and luxurious watch strap.  GO do one too, that I saw on a grey-dial Pano Reserve.

Review of the Jules Verne strap here, by a (former) SF member.

While it is rather spectacular, a personal note on tan straps: I got a nice and rather substantial 5mm thick Bruno calf strap for my Luminor in about the same tan colour as the Jules Verne, and only after wearing it did I find the colour too light, so I ended up giving it to a friend. Of course, YMMV and all that.
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Many thanks for all the quick responses - very much appreciated! This is why I think this thread is pretty much a hidden gem; you can get pretty unbiased views here (unlike certain watch fora, where there are many people with 'vested interests'). After reading the responses, it quickly hit me: this watch is not for me (took me months to think that I liked it, but only a few SF responses to undo that).

Just to be clear: I was only looking at this watch in the vintage market because I don't like the current version so much. And it's not $ that made me consider this Speedy; in fact, historical reasons aside, I never understood why a manual speedy with less functionality costs more than an auto day-date speedy.

JBWarwick: it was not really about cost and I certainly don't find this a 'lesser' model. But you really nailed it with the functionality comment - many thanks! I realized that, while I like the look of a chrono, I will never use it (have plenty of analog sports watches that can probably do a much better job) and so really don't need it. So back to square 1; the search continues (which is really most of the fun anyways).

Newcomer: good point about the sports watch functionality; had not considered that either.

Mimo: many thanks for backing me here, but I think you are correct. It's about love, and I am afraid I may not have enough of it for this version.

Dino: as always, many thanks for your views - I was expecting you to find this too cluttered, which is actually very helpful to hear.
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Can a modern high end watch with basic water resistance handle a steam room? Let's say your average Rolex from the 80s well maintained. Or a new one for that matter. Or a Speedmaster. I don't mean in an emergency? I mean worn regularly in a steam room and shower. Is it no-brainer safe or is it the kind of thing that would be stupid to do regularly?
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i would not do it on the reg unless i had the watch recently serviced and knew the gaskets were all ok.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post


Review of the Jules Verne strap here, by a (former) SF member.

While it is rather spectacular, a personal note on tan straps: I got a nice and rather substantial 5mm thick Bruno calf strap for my Luminor in about the same tan colour as the Jules Verne, and only after wearing it did I find the colour too light, so I ended up giving it to a friend. Of course, YMMV and all that.

 

Good stuff - why doesn't he mention the price?  I would be interested to know.  I didn't know it was available in another colour too: the greyish-black is like the one I saw on the GO Pano Reserve, although that might have been even nicer.

 

 

Panerai Radiomir 323:

 

 

GO Pano Reserve:

 

post #27981 of 48312
Long time no see, you twats

Just got an email from Fellows - so decided to check out the auction. For us non-mega-ballers, there's some great stuff, especially saw a JLC Lyre Perpetual Calendar in YG going for not too much.

Check it out:



http://www.fellows.co.uk/1389-lot-79-An-18k-gold-gentleman-s-Jaeger-LeCoultre-wrist-watch/Page-1?boxfilter=0&export_issue=&gridtype=gridview&imagefilter=0&limit=&page_no=3&pagesortby=lot&paperfilter=0&threesixty=0&vhigh=20000&vlow=40

33mm though - so not for the people needing big bulky watches to compensate. I would kop, but other bigger non-watch related acquisitions in the near future demanding funds.

Also a JLC mystery - interesting design:


http://www.fellows.co.uk/1389-lot-87-A-14k-white-gold-manual-wind-LeCoultre-Mystery-wrist-watch/Page-1?boxfilter=0&export_issue=&gridtype=gridview&imagefilter=0&limit=&page_no=4&pagesortby=lot&paperfilter=0&threesixty=0&vhigh=20000&vlow=40

And a memovox going for not too much:


http://www.fellows.co.uk/1389-lot-80-A-stainless-steel-manual-wind-gentleman-s-Jaeger-LeCoultre-Memovox-wrist-watch/Page-1?boxfilter=0&export_issue=&gridtype=gridview&imagefilter=0&limit=&page_no=3&pagesortby=lot&paperfilter=0&threesixty=0&vhigh=20000&vlow=40
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This is especially for @Betelgeuse and his Spitfire fascination: freebie cufflinks from Andrew Lock.

 

post #27984 of 48312
Mimo, lovin the Omega as ever. I imagine it could tell some stories. Nice combo there too
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Can a modern high end watch with basic water resistance handle a steam room? Let's say your average Rolex from the 80s well maintained. Or a new one for that matter. Or a Speedmaster. I don't mean in an emergency? I mean worn regularly in a steam room and shower. Is it no-brainer safe or is it the kind of thing that would be stupid to do regularly?

Not exactly modern, but I have a mid 1960s Omega Seamaster Chronostop that I wear into a steam room once or twice a week. I've been doing so for a couple of years now without incident. It doesn't seem to have lost or gained any time since I've been doing that. It's rated for 60m of water resistance. Unless you are sitting in a steam room for hours on end every single day (or your watch is not sealed up properly), I cannot imagine it would do much damage.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Review of the Jules Verne strap here, by a (former) SF member.

What ever happened to that dude?
post #27987 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

This is especially for @Betelgeuse and his Spitfire fascination: freebie cufflinks from Andrew Lock.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I would love to have those cufflinks! :slayer:

post #27988 of 48312
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I would love to have those cufflinks! :slayer:

 

 

PM me your address and I will post them to you.  Because spontaneous small acts of kindness add to the sum wealth of human existence.  Go on, really.

post #27989 of 48312
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PM me your address and I will post them to you.  Because spontaneous small acts of kindness add to the sum wealth of human existence.  Go on, really.

 

For real? :wow: Thank you! Sending PM!

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CAN YOU FEEL THE MOTHER F@$ING LOVE IN HERE PEOPLE?? CAN YOU????
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