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Anyone ever bought anything from Chronostore on 36W 47th St? Looking at some Omega Seamaster which they call "Display model" without paper but they do have their own 3year warranty..., legit?
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Beautiful Omega RogerP!
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Trust me, if you ever get the opportunity to own the No Date Sub, you'll never look back.

 

shutupshutupshutupshutupshutup :paranoia:

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Anyone ever bought anything from Chronostore on 36W 47th St? Looking at some Omega Seamaster which they call "Display model" without paper but they do have their own 3year warranty..., legit?

Frankly, I'd be very wary. What is the difference in price from buying from a reputable grey market seller? A reputable grey market seller would have boxes and papers, just not necessarily stamped papers (although often they are).

For Omegas, how much are you really saving? A grand? Keep looking--deals can be had on Omegas with full kit pretty easily. Too much risk as to provenance and whether it is genuine, but that's just my opinion.

Hell, I know an AD in Europe that'll get you an amazing price once you factor discount, exchange rate and VAT refund in.
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In tribute to Roger's fabulous Omega, a rather scruffier version today:

 

 

Though this has plenty of sentimental value to me, it's had a pretty rough life for a relatively sprightly 45 year old.  I'm amazed at how fresh and modern Roger's looks; lovely size too.

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^That's a beauty! Details?

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Need more that goodness, RP.



Cheers, gents.  Vintage (late '40's) Omega 30T2, 38.5mm case.

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Just wow.
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They ain't bad for a three year old pair of shoes, 'no?

 

I know this is TWAT and all, but freaking hell those things are gorgeous.

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Completely off-topic, but I noticed there's a lot of Canadian presence in the TWAT! :slayer:

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Completely off-topic, but I noticed there's a lot of Canadian presence in the TWAT! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

So... what's the correct watch with a Canadian tuxedo?
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Lovely vintage Omega - a masterclass in simplicity. Love the blued second hand.

 

Frilly's shoes are like a couple of beautifully burnished chestnuts in the autumn. It's a pity that in the UK we just don't have those shoe-shine setups that you get in the US. Must be great just sitting there reading the paper, getting your shoes expertly shined every day, perhaps a bit of chat with the shoe-shine guy, and one less onerous task to clog up your precious weekend.

 

Edit - what's a "Candian tuxedo"? Is that a euphemism (like a 'Glasgow kiss')?

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My preordered rubber strap for my Explorer II from Everest Bands came in yesterday.  I opted for the buckle tang version over the one meant to go with the oyster clasp as I didn't want to deal with removing the clasp off the bracelet.  While the band and buckle look very nice, I think this was a mistake.  The buckle has a relatively sharp edge that was noticeable where it contacted the wrist.  How a design that seems well thought out in every other regard could have overlooked the issue with having a hard exposed edge in direct context with the wearers wrist is somewhat mind boggling.  

 

Now I'll admit that maybe I'm being a bit sensitive and I do have issues with bands that are not fitting right driving me nuts, but it just seems like an oversight.  I'm going to give it a go for a couple more days and see if I can get used to it, but I think I'll end up passing it on. (Or I guess I could source a different buckle if I decide I like the look overall with the watch, just seems silly I should have to)

 

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Edit - what's a "Candian tuxedo"? Is that a euphemism (like a 'Glasgow kiss')?

 

It’s just another term for an outfit that consists of a denim shirt and denim pants or, basically, the denim on denim trend. As to how it got named the 'Canadian tuxedo', I don't have a clue! However, as much as it is generally used in a negative connotation, I still find some pretty sexy applications of this term.

 

I would guess the proper watch to be used with a Canadian tuxedo is no watch, just like in it's black tie counterpart. :bigstar:

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Completely off-topic, but I noticed there's a lot of Canadian presence in the TWAT! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I would encourage everyone to join the CWC forum for Canadian collectors. Not as much traffic as other sites but great to buy and sell in Canada. You have to join to see all the pages.

http://canwatchco.ca/forum.php

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Completely off-topic, but I noticed there's a lot of Canadian presence in the TWAT! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

So... what's the correct watch with a Canadian tuxedo?

Seiko 5?
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My preordered rubber strap for my Explorer II from Everest Bands came in yesterday.  I opted for the buckle tang version over the one meant to go with the oyster clasp as I didn't want to deal with removing the clasp off the bracelet.  While the band and buckle look very nice, I think this was a mistake.  The buckle has a relatively sharp edge that was noticeable where it contacted the wrist.  How a design that seems well thought out in every other regard could have overlooked the issue with having a hard exposed edge in direct context with the wearers wrist is somewhat mind boggling.  

Now I'll admit that maybe I'm being a bit sensitive and I do have issues with bands that are not fitting right driving me nuts, but it just seems like an oversight.  I'm going to give it a go for a couple more days and see if I can get used to it, but I think I'll end up passing it on. (Or I guess I could source a different buckle if I decide I like the look overall with the watch, just seems silly I should have to)





Great combination. I think it looks better on the white dial version.
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It’s just another term for an outfit that consists of a denim shirt and denim pants or, basically, the denim on denim trend. As to how it got named the 'Canadian tuxedo', I don't have a clue! However, as much as it is generally used in a negative connotation, I still find some pretty sexy applications of this term.

I would guess the proper watch to be used with a Canadian tuxedo is no watch, just like in it's black tie counterpart. bigstar%5B1%5D.gif

I always thought it to be jeans and jeans jacket, both stonewashed. Glad to see they're making high-end of it now.

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Seiko 5?

That would have been one of my initial bets, or even something more frugal.
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