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I emailed the analogshift guys but haven't heard back from them. Does anyone know who makes the strap on this speedy?
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I emailed the analogshift guys but haven't heard back from them. Does anyone know who makes the strap on this speedy?
Looks like a Hodinkee strap to me.
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You read the thread?

No not all 2418 pages, no!

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I love this BLNR love going on!  Had it for a little over a year and on my wrist for 10 months.  The micro-scratches on the polished links used to bother me...now I see them as character.  Plus would polished links stop you from buying a Daytona?  

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@Sweden

 

You will find plenty of fans of the various Pilots, especially the XV/XVI.  The opinion on IWC as a brand is more varied - some of the royalty here dislike their mass-market push over the last few years, and find the resultant price hike unjustified.

 

Personally, I lust after a Portuguese Chronograph - not the latest one, the one with the awkward case shape.  It is not loved universally by any means, but there are a couple of owners here, and many more not-so-secret admirers like me.

 

But most of all, it's OK to like whatever you like.  This is a friendly place, with any fanboyishness expressed and understood, usually, with some self-awareness and humour.

 

Now get your pics out. :)

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Wait... wut? Since when did admiration for the original Portuguese Chrono have to be a guilty pleasure? I don't think it a particularly compelling value, but I do think it is an absolutely gorgeous chronograph. Had one back in the day and loved it.
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The 7 day in particular is one of the most stunning watches I have seen. I am also a fan of the Ingenieur I just don't like the fact they use ETA movements at their price point modified or not. If they were less, I wouldn't bat an eye to pick one up.
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I love this BLNR love going on!  Had it for a little over a year and on my wrist for 10 months.  The micro-scratches on the polished links used to bother me...now I see them as character.  Plus would polished links stop you from buying a Daytona?  

Nice! Honestly, I couldn't imagine the BLNR (or the daytona) without the polished center links. It looks weird to me when I see one that has been modified to remove them.
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Here's a little love for an unloved IWC piece. smile.gif

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I love this BLNR love going on!  Had it for a little over a year and on my wrist for 10 months.  The micro-scratches on the polished links used to bother me...now I see them as character.  Plus would polished links stop you from buying a Daytona?  


I think the polished links suit the look of the Daytona much better, the polished links of the BLNR still look off to me and likely always will. I don't really see it as a comparable in terms of polished surfaces, but to each their own with watches. Really like the BLNR on the Sub bracelet though.

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I love this BLNR love going on!  Had it for a little over a year and on my wrist for 10 months.  The micro-scratches on the polished links used to bother me...now I see them as character.  Plus would polished links stop you from buying a Daytona?  



Man, I was just admiring my Daytona and staring at it a bit long and the polished links started to get swirl marks. lol8[1].gif

Shit is unavoidable so you just got to love and enjoy them. One solution is paying $2k+ for a Sub bracelet and switching it up, it doesn't go as well on the Daytona but on the GMT it works well plus you get the great glidelock system.




Speaking of Rolexes, Banks Lyon just lost their Rolex AD status and is having a Rolex sale: http://www.bankslyon.co.uk/rolex-sale-watches


If you contact them they said they will ship to the US but can only accept bank transfer payments. You do have to pay duties but it seems they are willing to lower it a bit so they charge you less. Some Datejusts are going for 20% off (because they remove VAT too), which is a lot for a brand new.


You can calculate the duties here: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

You can only calculate about 4-5 times before they ask you to pay so use it wisely. In general though Rolex duty fees cost 6% plus processing fees. The lower the declared value (which they seem like they would to some extent) the lower your duty fees.


Now the best way to buy is if you have the time to fly over there and buy in person, the more you buy the better too as no import and VAT is removed. If you proxy for people, you can make a killing.
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Here's a little love for an unloved IWC piece. smile.gif

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Do you guys just hate it here because of it's size? Because this is one of the best watches I'd love to own if my wrist could accommodate the size.
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I just love my 3777 :)

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The Port chrono is still one of my all time favorites, (excuse the Dog saliva after a day on the beach)...
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. Asprey used to do one too, and can do bespoke.
I picked up a jewelry box in ebony with three watch winders built in at the annual Asprey sale in London around ten years ago. It was a bespoke order that was rejected for a tiny chip off a rear bottom corner (which I rendered virtually undetectable with a dab of stain and finishing wax.) $5k reduced to $250. I love those kind of deals.

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