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Analogue style with digital functionality:

http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/up...ocketwatch.jpg

I don't think it is a reality yet tho....
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Soviet vintage today

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Totally depends on style (optics-wise) and shape (comfort-wise). I'm quite sure that a 6,5" wrist can pull off a 44mm Panerai, for example.

/M
Thanks!
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Nothing new here...

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[quote=Tuesday;3683915]As far as I knew, they were bought out by some Italian investment group who then took the named and made a lot of stupid pronouncements about making the brand on par with VC, PP, and AP. They figured that they had several in-house movement designs and a stock of unused movements, so that made them a true manufacturer. They priced their re-cased movements attractively, but priced them beyond all reason.

This is just what I've heard from other Minerva nerds. I did see the concept pictures from the revamped line, but I've never seen one in the metal or even heard of a single person taking delivery.

As far as them being a deal, they were that. The Pythagore model was around US$1200 new in the mid to late 90s. At some point the company realized that they could get a lot more and bumped the price up to $3000, but people still snapped them up. Not high production pieces, but they definitely had a place in collectors hearts.


If I am not mistaken, Montblanc (via Richemont) then purchased Minerva and their production facilities so today Montblanc watches would be the evolution of Minerva.
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Soviet vintage today


Great looking watch, nice size too.
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You guys have a recommendation on a leather strapmaker? Plain, no particular style, but I'm interested in a honey color and want it in 19mm. Can't seem to find one by the usual makers and I don't want to commission a croc strap for this watch.
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Thanks hammer. I was shooting for something outside the major manu's. 19mm is a hard size to get picky with. This is pretty much the only one I could find: http://www.watchstyle.com/pd712102527.htm?defaultVariants=search0_EQ_Black_AND_search1_EQ_18/16%20mm_AND_search2_EQ_L-Long_AND_search3_EQ_Steel_AND_{EOL}&categoryId=29
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[Cross-post from 'I just a bought a...' in the Fine Living, etc. subforum] Glashütte Original Senator w/ moonphase indicator & power reserve. ]
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Yes, this is mine. The reflection of the crystal is a real b!tch. Will use a circular polariser to bring out the contrast of the dial.
Gorgeous. I love the simplicity.
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1889 Elgin

Very nice - we don't see enough pocket watches on here.
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Soviet vintage today
I like this a lot. Who's the maker?
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Nothing new here...
Those blued hands are beautiful.
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[Cross-post from 'I just a bought a...' in the Fine Living, etc. subforum]

Glashütte Original Senator w/ moonphase indicator & power reserve.

I like the way it maintains a relatively clean design despite the extra features.
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Lowering the tone a little with a new watch for wearing with jeans. The Hirsch Medici strap cost nearly as much as the watch (Seiko 5 SKEN61) , but it looks so much better on leather:

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I'm interested in a honey color and want it in 19mm.

BAM:

http://www.thewatchboys.com/iwc-styl...tch-p-199.html
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Great looking watch, nice size too.

Thank you

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I like this a lot. Who's the maker?

It is Rodina - Родина.

The first soviet watch with auto movement. 1956-1960 years

It was made on the first Moscow watches factory.
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Croc. The watch is a Tissot that I'm considering putting up for sale but I think it might look nice on a honey leather. I don't want to spend a ton on the strap.
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