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Happy Thanksgiving to all! Timepiece related thought for the day, as I read the perfect Thanksgiving book ("Prince Lestat" by Anne Rice). Check the last paragraph:

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Apparently the vampire Marius, turned during the Roman era and thousands of years old, appreciates fine timepieces. And yet he still had to kill some human to get his hands on a gold Patek. Hahah!
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Purists might detract from the 12 hour inner bezel in favour of a 24 hour one but personally I love it. The size is a killer for me though. For a more sporty watch, I prefer the outer bezel on the Rolex GMT as well.

Thanks for the insight.

Yes, I too read the bezel is what makes people stay away from this watch -- I personally don't mind: I was actually looking for something "less sporty" than a sub-like watch/bezel, yet a bit dressier than the standard pilot/explorer type.

As far as the size I actually prefer it this small since I have a small wrist (~6/6.5") and anything bigger than 39mm looks to big to my (untrained) eye.

I gather it might get tricky to sell it though, which is something I should keep in mind given this would be my first "major" watch purchase. Maybe the slightly more ubiquitous Sinn 556 is a better choice (leaning on the pilot-style side though)?
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Is anyone able to recommend a place in Toronto that can repair and clean watches? I have an vintage omega and wanted to have it cleaned up. any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks!
Ray

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I see how that ad would make the watch attractive to those who like to keep their watches in a full bathtub. Otherwise, I am missing the appeal.
You're right. I think being bombarded with the ad created a condition not dissimilar to Stockholm Syndrome. Thanks for the intervention/deprogramming. I'm taking Cartier off my itinerary.

Now, can you help negate the threat that Rolex and Panerai are posing in this thread.......shog[1].gif
post #38540 of 48312
The new LW Oktopus Moon Carbon, is pretty damn sexy.

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@mafoofan

what happened in paris?
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^ LW looks like something a bohemian Klingon would wear.
post #38543 of 48312
Well, I'm that then. shog[1].gif


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@mafoofan

what happened in paris?

Hermes didn't want to make him a Breast wallet watch.
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Well, I'm that then. shog[1].gif
Hermes didn't want to make him a Breast wallet watch.

Haha.. and all this time I thought you were Danish! happy.gif
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^ LW looks like something a bohemian Klingon would wear.

Awesome description.
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Haha.. and all this time I thought you were Danish! happy.gif

Yeah me too, but apparently I'm a bohemian klingon
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Originally Posted by RAYZ-ACE View Post
 

Is anyone able to recommend a place in Toronto that can repair and clean watches? I have an vintage omega and wanted to have it cleaned up. any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks!
Ray

 

I just sent my old Seamaster two tone blue dial to Shane Ede http://watch-repairs.vrx.net/ Very nice guy. He was recommended on watchuseek or the Rolex forums, can't remember which. He had a few problems with the repair, the crown tube was stripped and he had to drill it out. He said that Omega would have replaced the case and that he wouldn't do another one. He polished the case and said it looks like new but I have yet to see it.

 

Kind of a weak recommendation but at least you now have a name!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Rolex and Elephant

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Here's a 'left field' pilot style watch that is tempting me right now - the Longines Heritage 1935. It's a fairly faithful contemporary rendition of a watch that Longines supplied to the Czech Air Force commencing in 1935.
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Here's the original vintage piece:

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Rog, I really like the cushion-style case and the numbers, hand, and subdial, but I really don't like the date window.

 

I know that these things are subjective but, to me, it's an unnecessary detail and I particularly don't like the way that it cuts into the seconds sub-dial.

 

Frankly, if it weren't for that, I'd probably get the watch as I saw it in the metal a few weeks ago and really liked it apart from the date window.

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Oh I hear you - and agree to a point. As I said, I wish the date wasn't there. But it's not a deal breaker for me. I've seen the watch in-person and that little date Window really doesn't jump out at you.

I thought it was just as unnecessary a detail here, and it didn't stop me:

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