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Not poor-man but not ballin either. I wanted an everyday classic equally at home in the office and after hours. Just got this Hamilton Intra-matic with ETA 2892-2 movement in the mail (literally, plastic still on it) and think it fits the bill pretty well. What do you guys think? I am considering changing the band from polished to brushed by bead blasting, but still on the fence.

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The Intra-Matic is definitvely on my list, although on leather, not this bracelet. Or a mesh bracelet, at least!
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What ref is that seamaster IGotld? Not usually my kind of thing but that looks excellent. 

 

Not much info on that one yet (other than it being an Aqua Terra in titanium)...hopefully more will be available soon

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Lunching at my club today (forgive the crappy cell phone photo. I need a new phone, clearly):



Where's your SMP, @ShawnBC?
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What ref is that seamaster IGotld? Not usually my kind of thing but that looks excellent

That is one of the greatest (and also the most dangerous!) things about hanging out here. Seeing something which you wouldn't look at twice in a completely new light. Case in point, Snoopy.
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Could anybody PM me the AD they used in Europe to purchase their JLC at a discount?
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Lunching at my club today (forgive the crappy cell phone photo. I need a new phone, clearly):



Where's your SMP, @ShawnBC?

Should be here tomorrow, can't wait!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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^ Excellent. Looking forward to the pics smile.gif
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"Could anybody PM me the AD they used in Europe to purchase their JLC at a discount?"

 

Ditto to this. Looking at a moonphase 39mm, decent discounts in Europe seem hard to come by from reputable places. 

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I've found that the biggest culprit in failing water resistance in vintage watches is perishing rubber gaskets within the crown. i had a datejust in for service recently (70's) and the crown looked perfect from the outside and it screwed down perfectly. When I removed the crown and stem I noticed some black gunk on the crown tube and when I removed the gasket from within the crown it came out as a black paste. Regular pressure tests is important and newer gaskets doesn't have these problems, but I was told I could only buy the whole crown assemby, not individual gaskets.
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I bought it from a local seller second hand. He stated, "the movement was totally overhauled in Switzerland in April, 2014, and service papers are provided" but I would have to check if the work was done by Rolex. Even if it was, would they honor the work for a person other than the one who paid for the overhaul?
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Lobster and Crabmeat omelette. The Hedonist's Terminal C tradition.

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Yes -
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Could anybody PM me the AD they used in Europe to purchase their JLC at a discount?

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"Could anybody PM me the AD they used in Europe to purchase their JLC at a discount?"

Ditto to this. Looking at a moonphase 39mm, decent discounts in Europe seem hard to come by from reputable places. 
yes - please. If this could be passed on that would be great.
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I bought it from a local seller second hand. He stated, "the movement was totally overhauled in Switzerland in April, 2014, and service papers are provided" but I would have to check if the work was done by Rolex. Even if it was, would they honor the work for a person other than the one who paid for the overhaul?

 

I think you would be out of luck and wasting your time.  First, most second hand sellers don't send watches out to Rolex or the manufacturer for service.  Most try to use independent watchmakers to keep costs down.  If the watch had been serviced by Rolex, then it wouldn't matter who paid for it if you have the service paper warranty, as they are giving a warranty on their work and materials used on a particular watch.  Who paid for it is irrelevant.  Did this seller actually give you service papers?  I would think you would have noticed if the service had been done by Rolex, as Rolex service papers have Rolex logos on them and the Rolex Service Center's address and phone number, plus all work done and cost.  

 

In the end, as I thought about it, I doubt you would get anywhere with a warranty claim even if a service had been done by Rolex.  In your situation its a damaged crystal on a watch supposedly serviced about a year ago.  Any service center would probably deny a warranty claim on a damaged crystal because even if a new crystal had been installed, for all they know you or the second hand seller you bought it from accidentally banged the crystal on a hard surface thereby cracking it.  If it were a seal or a winding crown gasket that went bad after being replaced that would be a different story, as that damage couldn't be caused by a wearer accidentally hitting the watch against something.  Cracked or broken crystals are usually an accidental impact against a hard object.

 

Anyway, sorry to hear of your problem with the watch.  Luckily you caught it before more damage occurred.  

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Exactly right. Vintage watches should never be exposed to water. Most experts (watchmakers) would concur with that, I think.

That's what I had been told.  I personally, only wear one good watch to swim as it already got a scuff here and there from swimming.  I found over the years you can get a fair number of scrapes and scratches against sand and small rocks in sea water/beach or against the edge of a pool.  Sure most of my watches are water resistant, but why subject them to this needlessly.  To me its like driving a nice antique car in snow and salt...sure you could do it, but why risk it.  Just my 2 cents.  BTW, your lunch photo with SMP is making me hungry!:cheers:

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Trying to breath some new life into my old Seamaster Pro. I'm not 100% sure I like the strap. Any thoughts or suggestions?

 

Thanks,

 

Waterloo

 

 

 

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Not mine, but had a chance to try it today. 5513 from '67.
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