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Harrogates in green calf and suede??? Looks great with the LV!

 

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All malvern my friend.

Thank you sir.

 

Malvern in Chameleon Calf and Loden Suede.

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All malvern my friend.

 

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Malvern in Chameleon Calf and Loden Suede.

 

DAMMIT! I am out of (shoe) practice!  Good stuff!

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DAMMIT! I am out of (shoe) practice!  Good stuff!

As long as you guessed EG all is GOOD!! LOL
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DAMMIT! I am out of (shoe) practice!  Good stuff!
LOL. Harrogate is a derby, Frilly. C'mon, man!!! hahaha
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As long as you guessed EG all is GOOD!! LOL

 

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LOL. Harrogate is a derby, Frilly. C'mon, man!!! hahaha

 

I have been sticking to my "Year of Temperance" (not buying watches - well, except maybe the Snoopy...) and where I've bought shoes it was to replace stuff I retired, which turned out to be mostly sneakers. I've been keeping @Epaulet busy, but I haven't looked at EG, GG, Corthay, etc in months. 

 

A massive disappointment, I tell you, thinking that the Malverns were Harrogates! I want to say it's because I was staring at @dddrees's pic on a small iPhone screen, but that's not a good excuse at all! :lol: 

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I have been sticking to my "Year of Temperance" (not buying watches - well, except maybe the Snoopy...) and where I've bought shoes it was to replace stuff I retired, which turned out to be mostly sneakers. I've been keeping @Epaulet
 busy, but I haven't looked at EG, GG, Corthay, etc in months. 

A massive disappointment, I tell you, thinking that the Malverns were Harrogates! I want to say it's because I was staring at @dddrees
's pic on a small iPhone screen, but that's not a good excuse at all! lol8%5B1%5D.gif 

I'll have to try that year of temperance sometime, unfortunately I just purchased a St James in Kudu and Cedar Calf, so I guess that temperance thing will have to wait. LOL
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I'll have to try that year of temperance sometime, unfortunately I just purchased a St James in Kudu and Cedar Calf, so I guess that temperance thing will have to wait. LOL

 

Superb! You posting any of those in the G&G thread?

 

This Year of Temperance has forced me to come up with a great many "exceptions."  Replacements for stuff I've retired or sold don't count, etc... Hah! 

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Superb! You posting any of those in the G&G thread?

This Year of Temperance has forced me to come up with a great many "exceptions."  Replacements for stuff I've retired or sold don't count, etc... Hah! 

Actually your year of temperance isn't such a terrible idea, especially since you allow yourself to retire and sell with replacements. The St James Kudu order actually has yet to close, but I will certainly post pictures there when they get here in about September or so.
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Anyway, back to something fundamentally related to watches. Aside from a blue dial 1601 from 1967, I have yet to pull the trigger on a great many vintage pieces.  A young friend was looking at this bubble back from the 1930s. He seems perfectly happy with its 30mm case size, but the aesthetics do not appeal to me at all.  Anyone into these models and can share some insights about details to appreciate?

 

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Anyway, back to something fundamentally related to watches. Aside from a blue dial 1601 from 1967, I have yet to pull the trigger on a great many vintage pieces.  A young friend was looking at this bubble back from the 1930s. He seems perfectly happy with its 30mm case size, but the aesthetics do not appeal to me at all.  Anyone into these models and can share some insights about details to appreciate?

At 30mm, I think it is too small to ever look quite right on a man.  If you were wearing it, I would think you borrowed it from one of your daughters.  ;)

 

I read about them years ago, but to be honest they were never my taste.  I could appreciate that they were one of the first serial produced lines of waterproof (now they say water resistant) watches, and they used details we now take for granted such as screwed down crowns and case backs that also screwed in to the case.  Some have cool dials like the so called "California dials," others had notched bezels that look like they might have been the inspiration for the bezels on watches like the original TOG/Thunderbird or some engine turned bezels on early Oyster Dates, and some have lug hoods...that maybe became the inspiration for the lug pieces on Daytonas that come on straps.  For me seeing this lineage is cool, but not enough to inspire a purchase.

 

However, if it puts a smile on your friend's face, that is all that matters.  Cheers! 

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I wear a signet ring on my right hand on my ring-finger. I don't seal many envelopes.
Is it engraved to 'show' rather than reversed for sealing?
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No, it's reversed for seailing.
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One of my partners has one of those tiny vintage Rolexes. It's a really sweet little watch, and it suits him as he is of the older generation and quite slender, but it is quite a dated look for a man to wear such a small watch so it always looks a little odd. I wouldn't say it looked feminine though. Also, his is much more plain - gold case, simple dial. I don't really care for the example in the picture above - it looks like a tiny sports watch. To me, such a small watch would have to be a dress watch. However, each to his own - if your friend likes the look, the size and the subtlety of it then his call.
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Cousins

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Anyway, back to something fundamentally related to watches. Aside from a blue dial 1601 from 1967, I have yet to pull the trigger on a great many vintage pieces.  A young friend was looking at this bubble back from the 1930s. He seems perfectly happy with its 30mm case size, but the aesthetics do not appeal to me at all.  Anyone into these models and can share some insights about details to appreciate?



I am a watch enthusiast and in those type of watches what I appreciate has more to do with either the movement or the history of the watch. I like small watches in general, but 30 mm is way too small for me to wear. So this would be a watch I'd have in my collection just to see and not to wear.
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