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Thanks for the pix.  That confirms what I thought about it being too much, I'm not a fan of that at all. 

I suspect I'm personally a sucker for that particular shade of orange. Always reminds me of Hermes..

Your picture of the Explorer II on the orange strap is the first time I have ever seen that watch look good. Great.
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Me too ( re hermes reference). I love it on the bracelet too though. Am wearing it right now on safari.
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I suspect I'm personally a sucker for that particular shade of orange. Always reminds me of Hermes..

I love Hermes products, but not that strap regardless of it being the color of their packaging.  If I really wanted a watch to have an Hermes look or quality, then I'd purchase an actual Hermes strap. 

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I thought Hermes changed their official color to a certain shade of green? I do like the looks of the rubber straps on the Rolex, I really should try the rubber on my PAM.
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I thought Hermes changed their official color to a certain shade of green? I do like the looks of the rubber straps on the Rolex, I really should try the rubber on my PAM.

I didn't hear about a color change.  Our last Hermes purchase a few months ago still came in the iconic orange box with brown trim, and even a few weeks ago we saw someone carrying an orange Hermes bag, not to far from one of the boutiques.  However, even if they had changed colors they have used orange as a color for so long that it would still be a good reason for Aleksandr or anyone else to associate the color orange with the brand.  

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I didn't hear about a color change.  Our last Hermes purchase a few months ago still came in the iconic orange box with brown trim
Agree. Same here.
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Then it must have been exclusive to breast wallets.
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Then it must have been exclusive to breast wallets.

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Yes it's not difficult to see why those are so popular.


So which Speedy did you go for? Pics?

24 hours in and quite happy. Managed to navigate the tricky pins and collars bracelet resizing without losing anything. I really wanted this watch due to its titanium construction and in that regard it has not disappointed. I hadn't handled a titanium watch in the flesh and didn't expect the difference from steel (other than weight) to be so noticeable. Interestingly, I don't notice the weight difference as much as I thought but the feel of the metal is very distinct. I think the fact that titanium isn't cold to the touch like steel is the biggest difference. Also the surface treatment is more satin than brushed, with some polished highlights. It's surprisingly well done for a watch at this pricepoint.

As for the speedy, I ordered the standard hesalite moonwatch - the one that used to be the 3570.50 but now includes accessories and has been changed to 311.30.yadda.yadda.yadda. My watch vendor says they're in high demand so she's still waiting on delivery from Omega which has taken longer than expected.
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I love Hermes products, but not that strap regardless of it being the color of their packaging.  If I really wanted a watch to have an Hermes look or quality, then I'd purchase an actual Hermes strap. 

I've thought about Hermes watches before. They have some interesting complications, like their Temps Suspendu and (I forget the exact name) masked hour, though I suspect the novelty would wear off rather quickly.

I also like the VC&A complications, but they're a little too bling for me. And also priced far out of reach.

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Then it must have been exclusive to breast wallets.

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I've thought about Hermes watches before. They have some interesting complications, like their Temps Suspendu and (I forget the exact name) masked hour, though I suspect the novelty would wear off rather quickly.

I also like the VC&A complications, but they're a little too bling for me. And also priced far out of reach.
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A friend had an Hermes watch years ago.  It was ok, but I've never really been interested in owning one of their watches. 

 

Another friend recently picked up a vintage VC&A Pierre Arpels watch, and he is very happy with it.  My wife loves their jewelry and I like their cufflinks. 

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Yeah, what kind of fool would do that? uhoh.gif
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Shoot me a PM if you ever wanna sell one of those. smile.gif
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Shoot me a PM if you ever wanna sell one of those. smile.gif

Sure, stich! Afraid there's a bit of a line in front of you, starting in Norway smile.gif I got these from an old local AD that were closing shop a few years back, and sold out a whole store full of mostly older watch stuff. I think there were 10-12 Rolex large window signs from the 60s and 70s as well, sold for a considerable undisclosed amount, and the buyer is probably doubling that in profit by selling them slowly and individually on eBay and TRF. Unless they are all in the basement of a certain collector I know of ...

There were more of the exact same AP signs, large and small, they were sold to local enthusiasts I talk to from time to time. If you are really interested, I'm sure I could hear if they are looking to sell?

I also picked up this awesome Patek Philippe dealer sign that I'm sure I've shown here before icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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^^^ NonServiam those are AWESOME.
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