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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
Here are a couple of photos of the Grand Seiko SBGR051,which I own. These are not my pics, sorry. I will try and post some of my own in the New Year, together with pics of some of my other watches. The Seiko is my usual work watch, which I wear with a suit.

Beautiful Seiko.
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Originally Posted by NH_Clark View Post
Beautiful! Work of art. I'd recommend looking into your local NAWCC to see if there is a watch repairer who specializes in that mfg/type.

Looks like this is the SF branch member listing: http://www.sfchapter5.org/Member%20I...ion%20List.htm I'd contact one of them to see who they might recommend

Thank you!
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Beautiful Seiko.

Thanks Wraith, I am very happy with the watch. I will try to post a wrist shot in the New Year.
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Omega Seamaster Deville on a custom black croc strap.
LL
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
Omega Seamaster Deville on a custom black croc strap.

Nice dress watch
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Originally Posted by artoftime View Post
Nice dress watch

instigator
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Says you.

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Originally Posted by bpanicola View Post
Thanks. I am a plank owner and in on the forum design of this watch, I waited 2 years for it, but Bill did an excellent job on it. Here are more pictures.
Bill does nice vintage Rolex homages. The only reason his stuff sells is really a reflection on the sorry state of affairs over at Rolex. The current day Rolex sports line up has very girly white gold hour surrounds on the dial. Bill's homage pieces capture the old Rolex look of yore -- back when they looked like tool watches. That said, Bill needs to hire more staff. It's ridiculous to wait 2 years for some guy to take almost a year and a half longer than his advertised time to produce this. He's not reinventing the wheel. He's basically modeling an homage on a pre-existing Rolex design and dropping in an off the shelf ETA movement. My understanding is there were people very upset with Bill waiting 2 years for this homage to finally get produced. That said, his work does have a strong following. But Rolex's are so ubiquitous that if someone that knows a bit about watches looks at an MKII on your wrist they might think it's just a Rolex counterfeit -- not realizing you dropped a grand on it.
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Bill does nice vintage Rolex homages. The only reason his stuff sells is really a reflection on the sorry state of affairs over at Rolex. The current day Rolex sports line up has very girly white gold hour surrounds on the dial. Bill's homage pieces capture the old Rolex look of yore -- back when they looked like tool watches.

That said, Bill needs to hire more staff. It's ridiculous to wait 2 years for some guy to take almost a year and a half longer than his advertised time to produce this. He's not reinventing the wheel. He's basically modeling an homage on a pre-existing Rolex design and dropping in an off the shelf ETA movement. My understanding is there were people very upset with Bill waiting 2 years for this homage to finally get produced.

That said, his work does have a strong following. But Rolex's are so ubiquitous that if someone that knows a bit about watches looks at an MKII on your wrist they might think it's just a Rolex counterfeit -- not realizing you dropped a grand on it.

I had gotten through the phase of buying micro brands and homage watches but this one is very well made and the first one that was released as it was Bill's test build. Most people are still waiting. His following knows that they will have a wait. By the time it got to me I did not expect to keep it. As a plank owner I paid $750 and was sent a second case, crystal, dial, hands, and crown. Everything to make another watch except for a movement and case-back. I have been offered double of what I paid already.
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^ one of my faves.
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Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but as a bond fan, I was hooked...

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Quantum of Solace Ltd ed, with simulated Walther ppk pistol grip dial..
LL
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Anyone here own a Chronometre Forget?
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Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but as a bond fan, I was hooked...

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Quantum of Solace Ltd ed, with simulated Walther ppk pistol grip dial..

Cool!
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Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but as a bond fan, I was hooked...

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Quantum of Solace Ltd ed, with simulated Walther ppk pistol grip dial..

Love the dial.. congrats!
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