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Hard to beat a Seiko diver for quality/value....there's a reason that they are so often recommended.



@ wurger: great to see that awesome VC back in the fold! Pretty good turnaround time, compared to some horror stories that I've heard.



BTW, has anybody seen the latest (coolest?) walking advertisement for NATO straps? (I know there's plenty of 007 fans on here). Hell, I'd be surprised if SF doesn't already have thread on the whole filming wardrobe, but I rarely venture outside of TWAT these days

So who's up for a $200 piece of striped nylon:




(pic courtesy of MI6-HQ)
Edited by Keith T - 2/26/15 at 8:28am
post #41327 of 48312
Had this on today, love the versatility

post #41328 of 48312
Root beer 16753 with tropical dial. Thoughts?

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Can the root beer dial ever be considered going tropical or is that a black dial gone tropical?  In any case, the root beer GMT is usually a love it or hate it.  I find it interesting and something different but not something I would ever own.

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Root beer 16753 with tropical dial. Thoughts?

I was never been a fan of the Bronze GMT, or root beers as they are now referred to, but they have come to grow on me.  I've seen some tropical dials that look a lot better than that one.  Hard to tell from a photo, but the area around the 6 marker makes me a tad concerned about possible water damage....I'm sure the watch runs fine...but I've not a fan of moisture damage to dials...tropical or not it detracts and reduces its value.  I like the vintage hour markers...but I'm not a fan of old style Jubilee bracelets.  They tend to have a lot of stretch/play in them, particularly the two tone Jubilee bracelets.  Oysters can show some stretch, but in general, with 2 similarly worn pieces of similar vintages the Oysters often held up much better Jubilees.  

 

Also, if considering vintage 2 tones, depending on how old, it could be 14Kt gold rather than 18kt.  They switched sometime in the early 80's I believe. Not that its a bad thing for the watch...simply when considering price and condition, if comparing 2 similar pieces you may want to know if they are 14Kt or 18Kt.

 

Good luck with whatever you decide.  

post #41331 of 48312
The root beer is awesome, particularily on a strap icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

(Not my image ...)

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Just received the shogun! Easily exceeds my expectations. Given how many reports there are of poor dial/chapter ring alignment (prominent sellers even provide a disclaimer about it) I was very concerned that it would be screwed up, but it looks close enough to perfect for me. I had asked the seller in Japan to confirm alignment but given the language barrier it wasn't clear if they confirmed that it was perfect or confirmed they had the watch in stock. In any event, here's a quick snap for reference. Should have my moonwatch soon to complete the watch spree!
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That Shogun looks superb. Big thumbs up from me. Congrats on the buy.
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What's the reference number for the shogun?
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Can the root beer dial ever be considered going tropical or is that a black dial gone tropical?

From the description, the original dial was brown and is fading to red/orange.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Also, if considering vintage 2 tones, depending on how old, it could be 14Kt gold rather than 18kt.  They switched sometime in the early 80's I believe. Not that its a bad thing for the watch...simply when considering price and condition, if comparing 2 similar pieces you may want to know if they are 14Kt or 18Kt.

Good luck with whatever you decide.  

This one is 18Kt.
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What's the reference number for the shogun?

SBDC007.
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

Root beer 16753 with tropical dial. Thoughts?


I've been thinking about one for years, but haven't found the right one for the price I want to pay when I'm looking.

I like them best on a strap. The one you're showing looks good from the front. Beware of polished down lugs.
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BTW, has aAnybody see the latest (coolest?) walking advertisement for NATO straps? (I know there's plenty of 007 fans on here). Hell, I'd be surprised if SF doesn't already have thread on the whole filming wardrobe, but I rarely venture outside of TWAT these days

(pic courtesy of MI6-HQ) (Click to show)

This is bloody awful.
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BTW, has aAnybody see the latest (coolest?) walking advertisement for NATO straps? (I know there's plenty of 007 fans on here). Hell, I'd be surprised if SF doesn't already have thread on the whole filming wardrobe, but I rarely venture outside of TWAT these days

 

 

Yes, there's a thread on the latest Bond movie and the clothing and accessories here:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/443077/the-suits-of-spectre-2015-the-latest-bond-film

 

 

 

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This is bloody awful.

 

You're right - it certainly doesn't look good.

 

It does appear that it's for a funeral scene (presumably a funeral for Judi Dench's "M" character), so at least he's got an excuse for wearing a black (or what appears to be black) suit. The fit doesn't look great, though, the collar pin is out of place with the three-piece suit in my opinion, and the NATO strap and Omega diving watch look awkward with the three-piece suit.

 

Why couldn't they have given him a DeVille on a leather strap to wear for the formal, funeral scene and Bond could then wear the Seamaster on the NATO strap for the action scenes?

post #41339 of 48312
^ I think the next film is set far beyond M's funeral. Besides, I believe her funeral was held at the end of Skyfall, albeit unseen. This funeral scene is set in Rome. M's funeral wouldn't be held there anyway.
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What's all this chatter about yellow gold? Here's an 1803 and a 1011 I handled earlier at the Leffot vintage watch show:

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Also, this Datejust looks a little off. Why does it have a perpetual calendar and a moonphase? Ah. It's some aftermarket work. Probably worth nothing.

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(Franck Muller did the aftermarket work, this was his friend's DJ)
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