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So for the last month I've been making my way through this thread from the beginning, day by day and was amused to get to the end and find one of my pictures posted.  I figured now was as good as any to say hi and to mention how much I've enjoyed going through this entire thread.  Might as well post my small collection.

The Glashutte posted above is actually on the block at the moment as I'm wanting to pick up something on a metal bracelet and this is the one I currently wear the least:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




My main watch is this Nomos Ahoi which I bought this summer after wearing the Tangente pictured as pretty much my only watch for the last three years:





And this is my fun watch.  Its kind of a cross between a Panerai and a Genta design: 



Welcome and glad my post got you of hiding - nice piece!
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Originally Posted by pmeis View Post

So for the last month I've been making my way through this thread from the beginning, day by day and was amused to get to the end and find one of my pictures posted.  I figured now was as good as any to say hi and to mention how much I've enjoyed going through this entire thread.  Might as well post my small collection.


My main watch is this Nomos Ahoi which I bought this summer after wearing the Tangente pictured as pretty much my only watch for the last three years:




How are you liking the Nomos Ahoi? Do you find that it works as a true sport watch that can handle rugged activities or do you consider it more of a casual style watch? I've been thinking of getting one for a beater and would love to hear your opinions and experience with it.
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My wife has a rose gold Jules Audemars hand wound and a Datejust. She really really loves the Datejust and would like to a Cartier Tank at some point... Unfortunately her wrists are really tiny (both her watches are 26mm) so we can't share. She's pretty gentle on her watches, thank the gods.

EDIT.

Just for fun, here are the photos of her AP. The movement is delicious...



Oh wow
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

So you have to buy a Stowa wrist unworn?

 

Yes.  In this price bracket, I guess I thought it was worth the risk.  Impressed so far.

 

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+100 mimo, congrats. I believe we called it, right?

 

Yes indeed, more or less.  Thanks a lot.  I had a few reasons for this one in particular: I chose Stowa because, of the original makers, IWC was too expensive and Laco uses lesser movements.  Then this particular design was both something unique to Stowa - based on one of their own - and without any logos or "modern" touches, until you flip it over.  The engraving on the case is an affectation of course, but again, just appropriate to the original somehow.

 

Last night, casual:

 

Lume works...even upside down and wobbly:

And I couldn't bear to take it off yet, so new crocodile suit for work - that I've had in waiting for a month:

 

Edit: just noticed inadvertent blue checks again...I think this is becoming a rule for new watch pics!

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My wife has a rose gold Jules Audemars

 

Your wife has excellent taste.  That is stunning.

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Anyone who has bought from watchcollector4u on ebay? Thoughts? 

 

If we have a person here who has a good knowledge of Rolex OQ, can you please send me a PM? I have a question!

 

Thank you!

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How are you liking the Nomos Ahoi? Do you find that it works as a true sport watch that can handle rugged activities or do you consider it more of a casual style watch? I've been thinking of getting one for a beater and would love to hear your opinions and experience with it.

 

I really like it and have to force myself a bit to wear my other watches.  I feel it works well in a lot of situations and like how, IMO, its taken a classic dial and added just the right amount of playfulness, while still keeping the original spirit.  I've worn it to the beach, to weddings, to work and in shorts and a tshirt, and it never feels out of place.

 

In some of the reviews I have read, there are always people commenting on how Nomos cheaped out on the strap, but over the summer I found the Perlon to be the most comfortable wear between rubber, nato, leather and steel type when you get kind of sweaty.  I've worn this watch probably 75% of the time since I got it back in July and the strap basically looks the same. Considering the replacement strap is only $50 shipped from directly from Germany, I'm not exactly worried if it doesn't last that long anyway.  I also picked up the brown suede strap for the winter, but I bought the wrong size and haven't reordered yet.  It does kind of fit, but not correctly. Works well with it though.

 

How much of a beating can it take? Not sure.  It is pretty much all dial with high polish on the case. Probably wouldn't go rock climbing or work on a car with it, but everything short of that would seem to be in play.

 

A few different action pics from the last 4 months

Beach wedding:

Ready for rain:

With the suede strap:

Outdoor wedding, 88 degrees and humid:

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What a great Sub.
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If we have a person here who has a good knowledge of Rolex OQ, can you please send me a PM? I have a question!

 

Thank you!

There are at least 3 of us here with OQs, myself, Belligero, and NS.  What is your question?  Of if you prefer PM me. 

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What a great Sub.

Say what?

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Say what?

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Subs ROCK!!

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I need some advice on replacing a watch strap. I have a ridged and padded strap that is worn. It looks to be made by sewing over cord to create ridges on the edge and then lined to create a padded center. I have attached photos and I hope you can see the textile showing through where the leather is worn. The strap is OEM and French made, I believe, but could be Swiss. Pictures are below. Do you know who carries this kind of strap or where I could get it made? I asked Charlie from Equus, but they don't do this kind of construction.
Also, what, exactly, is this kind of construction called?
Thanks



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Video review as promised

 

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Really, really cool stuff @SteveH35. That's not a watch that's to my boring tastes, but it was really cool to see it in the video review. Well done.

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I need some advice on replacing a watch strap. I have a ridged and padded strap that is worn. It looks to be made by sewing over cord to create ridges on the edge and then lined to create a padded center. I have attached photos and I hope you can see the textile showing through where the leather is worn. The strap is OEM and French made, I believe, but could be Swiss. Pictures are below. Do you know who carries this kind of strap or where I could get it made? I asked Charlie from Equus, but they don't do this kind of construction.
Also, what, exactly, is this kind of construction called?
Thanks




Not sure about the construction type, but I would order from Camille Fournet. You can send them pictures to show what you want if the online order system doesn't let you specify it.
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