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@rnguy001 - that's a very solid duo.  Your wife's Rolex looks brand new.

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I really need a croc strap on my Speedy. I wish I was not so cheap when it came to straps. I have mine on a cheap, brown leather one, and I really don't think I will ever go to back to the bracelet. The strap is just so comfortable.

I need a strap as well, do you know a place one can source one without paying $500 for it?
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Camille Fournet makes a hell of a strap.
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Love the 9300, rnguy001. I have mine on an olive NATO for the summer but when I first got mine someone here had a rec for a custom strapmaker who could make one with curved ends to fit like the omega black Croc one.
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As mimo said, is like a being sick and you can't stop it!









The black strap of the Portuguese makes me sad, I would change it immediately if I were buying it.
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Late to the Speedy party. Agree that I need to source a brown croc. @RogerP thankfully made a great suggestion that I'm going to have to look into one of these days

My wife's 4 year old DJ. Back from the spa and looking ever so clean
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a stunning couple.
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I really need a croc strap on my Speedy. I wish I was not so cheap when it came to straps. I have mine on a cheap, brown leather one, and I really don't think I will ever go to back to the bracelet. The strap is just so comfortable.

do it now.
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mimo - that's exactly what I felt with the different Sub / SD / DSSD models. But really, if there had to be just one, I think any would suffice.

 

Indeed.

 

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Is the Sub No-Date your <$10,000 watch of choice?  After all the tyres you have kicked, is the plain old boring yet reliable Sub, Mimo's choice?

 

It is definitely in my top five <$10,000 Rolexes!  Seriously, for me it's the definitive Rolex, so if I ever buy a Rolex, it's the most likely choice.  But there are so many other things in that price range that I can't say it is the choice overall.  A possible choice.  But the list is long.

 

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As mimo said, is like a being sick and you can't stop it!



The black strap of the Portuguese makes me sad, I would change it immediately if I were buying it.

 

It might not be TWAT-loved, but it's the pick of the bunch there for me.  I don't mind the strap but it's underwhelming.  The one with the blue markers comes on blue croc and looks amazing.  So would this.  Or brown of course.  I hope you get it, it's a lot more exciting to me than the Aqua Terra (or its cheap Longines version above!).  It wears fairly big, and that lip around the case will catch on your shirt sleeve so it's always peeking out to be seen.  But it's pretty enough to be worth it IMHO.

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While driving to work this morning, I looked down - and was suddenly reminded of a recent TWAT theme...



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I have finally made a decision on my second watch. It wasn't an easy decision. I debated purchasing a Rolex Sub and a Rolex GMT Rootbeer and pairing it with a brown leather strap. Then I debated Panerai but finally settled on a decision I am quite happy with.

This afternoon I am purchasing a Omega Speedmaster Professional with a black alligator strap. I may also purchase a light brown leather strap as well. As a toddler in the watch admiration society, I thought it was appropriate to purchase a manual wind watch that is fairly priced.

I fear I am in trouble...as this new watch fascination of mine is not a cheap one.
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@apropos there is no shame in these parts smile.gif

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I have finally made a decision on my second watch. It wasn't an easy decision. I debated purchasing a Rolex Sub and a Rolex GMT Rootbeer and pairing it with a brown leather strap. Then I debated Panerai but finally settled on a decision I am quite happy with.

This afternoon I am purchasing a Omega Speedmaster Professional with a black alligator strap. I may also purchase a light brown leather strap as well. As a toddler in the watch admiration society, I thought it was appropriate to purchase a manual wind watch that is fairly priced.

I fear I am in trouble...as this new watch fascination of mine is not a cheap one.

It certainly is not! But it is rewarding!

Might I give you one suggestion though? Get the bracelet if you can. The strap you see in the picture above is around $20, and it will do the job as good as any strap will (it just won't look as good). On the other hand, buying the bracelet on the back-end is a substantial cost.
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It certainly is not! But it is rewarding!

Might I give you one suggestion though? Get the bracelet if you can. The strap you see in the picture above is around $20, and it will do the job as good as any strap will (it just won't look as good). On the other hand, buying the bracelet on the back-end is a substantial cost.
Sound advice there.
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@apropos there is no shame in these parts smile.gif


Hmm, never really like black watches with brown straps. Or black anything with brown anything, for that matter.
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Hmm, never really like black watches with brown straps. Or black anything with brown anything, for that matter.

I feel like you may be in the minority 'round these parts
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I don't like it so much on the standard strap - croc seems to work because of the scale somehow..  I think Hayward's horny croc kind of sets the bar: something about having sufficient visual interest to tie all the texture together with that busy dial, maybe a worn leather or suede or something would be good too.

 

Anyway, who cares what I think? I haven't even got a Speedmaster.  :) 

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