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99% of the Rolex buying people would love their 1970 Sub to come back from service looking like the day they bought it.

And we call these people ________ _______ !
post #31577 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

And we call these people ________ _______ !
Rolex's bread-n'-butter (one word, LOL)
post #31578 of 48312
Call me bread'n butter then.

Also I think it's a bit harsh to call a Rolex with Rolex replacement parts a frankenwatch.

I tried the Wabisabi route with my Tudor. I don't think it worked.


Now, THIS is a frankenwatch:



And a cool one if I may say so.
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BTW, I did finally get around to installing my new Radiomir strap.

It is a 27 X 22mm "Jules Verne" (Panerai OEM) that I got from my AD a couple months ago.

I figured this honey-croc look would be a nice change of pace, now that we've had some warm weather and sunshine.

Some may recall that I previously had my 210 on a darker calfskin strap from Panatime (I'd call it medium brown), with croc-grain and white stitching.

Here's some camera phone shots:











I will say that it feels super-soft and already broken-in. Should pair well with some of my my lighter colored shoes and belts that I will be starting to rotate in for spring/summer. (I have some tan driving loafers and a pair of AE McAllisters in walnut, for instance).

The matte look on this strap is a little different compared to the previous one, and hopefully this thing ages nicely and takes on some wear patterns that will give it "wrist character".

Plus it's always nice when the buckle hits in the very center hole and you don't have a lot of excess either way.
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Keith--

That is a seriously awesome strap. That looks so, so good.
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Keith, that looks great perfect for the warmer weather nod[1].gif

Hmmm, food for thought then...
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Hi I've recently took up an interest in watches. I am thinking of of getting a Tag Heuer aquaracer WAN2110 in the future. I just wondered if anybody knows if the hands could be replaced with a more familiar 'Mercedes hands' which I am using right now?

Does the mechanics accommodate the different style hands?
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^ Why would you want to do that?
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I just happen to like everything about the watch but the hands.

My current Tag is this which I received as a passdown and when it gives out I would like to have a similar one. I just fell in love with the design:

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^ Regularly service and maintain it and it won't give out, as you say.
post #31586 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

^ Regularly service and maintain it and it won't give out, as you say.
+1. Should last forever, basically.

Plus I like the one you have now, better. @kaizo
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I think I'll stick to this one then. Thanks guys. smile.gif

For the sake of my hological education does putting a different pair of hands put the mechanics off balance or is the motion independent of the hand design?

And @tifosi thanks yeah I think older watches has a certain charm that the recent incarnations has lost.
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Yep, you have a great watch there. Take care of it and you'll get a lifetime of use out of it smile.gif
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I think I'll stick to this one then. Thanks guys. smile.gif

For the sake of my hological education does putting a different pair of hands put the mechanics off balance or is the motion independent of the hand design?
If you put hands on it that are 10x the weight or something, maybe. The weight does matter. It takes more torque to move them.
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Thanks again for your help guys I really appreciate it smile.gif
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