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post #9406 of 48312
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

And don't even get me started on the engraved ROLEXROLEXROLEX on the chapter rings - for which the kindest thing that can be said is:
 


Have you seen the rehaut engraving in person? It's really not as ostentatious as it looks in pictures. By the way, a chapter ring is the very edge of the dial where the minute hashes are, sometimes they are sloped up into the rehaut but most often are flat and part of the dial. The rehaut is the vertical ring that the crystal sits on.

 

post #9407 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Sweet MUT. What size is that one?

That's like 34? 35mm - I have tiny wrists, and that is an Italian shirt with huge cuffs I've never bothered to move the buttons on. The cuffs on that are a good 2" too big around on me.
post #9408 of 48312
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

That's like 34? 35mm - I have tiny wrists, and that is an Italian shirt with huge cuffs I've never bothered to move the buttons on. The cuffs on that are a good 2" too big around on me.

I thought it was the 34 mm, but it actually looks quite large on your wrists. Very nice nonetheless! And great size for you. What size are your wrists if you don't mind me asking?
post #9409 of 48312
bit of a dilemna, i'm 32 and i do not currently own a watch and i will probably not buy a lot in the future. maybe a used topgun single chrono if come across a bit of money. i do like pilot watches for some reason (small wrists?)

i'm liking the look of the iwc mk xv (probably $2.5-3k used) at the moment. however, i came across the timefactors speedbird iii ($550).

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450

i'm on a moderate salary...timefactors is about 2 days pay for me... iwc about 2 weeks.

thoughts?
post #9410 of 48312
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



Have you seen the rehaut engraving in person? It's really not as ostentatious as it looks in pictures. By the way, a chapter ring is the very edge of the dial where the minute hashes are, sometimes they are sloped up into the rehaut but most often are flat and part of the dial. The rehaut is the vertical ring that the crystal sits on.

OK, rehaut it is. Thanks for that. smile.gif

Yes I have seen it in person. The bigger the watch, the more obvious it is. They are pretty obvious to me on some models, e.g. the new Exp II with a white dial. I agree with you that it is not visible from a distance, but TBH it's the fact that they are there - the fact that someone in the Rolex design/marketing team that thought it was a good idea to put it in - that grates more.

As always, all IMO.
post #9411 of 48312
I hate the ROLEX engravings.

Generally, watch logos are getting bigger on the watch faces and fuglier by the year
post #9412 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

bit of a dilemna, i'm 32 and i do not currently own a watch and i will probably not buy a lot in the future. maybe a used topgun single chrono if come across a bit of money. i do like pilot watches for some reason (small wrists?)
i'm liking the look of the iwc mk xv (probably $2.5-3k used) at the moment. however, i came across the timefactors speedbird iii ($550).
232
450
i'm on a moderate salary...timefactors is about 2 days pay for me... iwc about 2 weeks.
thoughts?

2 weeks' pay for a watch is nothing. You are obviously on a good wage if you're earning $3k a fortnight, so it's not as if you can't afford it. Especially if you are convinced this will be your only watch for the future, why would you scrimp and get some piece of junk no one has ever heard of?

Put it this way - would you buy you fiance a zirconium ring for $300 or a $3k diamond? (If you said the former you're probably single.)
post #9413 of 48312
My problem is I bought my wife the expensive rings and earrings....and as a result I have no watch haha.
post #9414 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

bit of a dilemna, i'm 32 and i do not currently own a watch and i will probably not buy a lot in the future. maybe a used topgun single chrono if come across a bit of money. i do like pilot watches for some reason (small wrists?)
i'm liking the look of the iwc mk xv (probably $2.5-3k used) at the moment. however, i came across the timefactors speedbird iii ($550).

thoughts?
As far as I understand (from reading about it - no personal experience), the Speedbirds are supposed to be good value. So if the lower cost is a priority and you're happy with the design, I don't think it's a bad choice. (Though I'm not personally a fan of the black date window, so I'd look for a Speedbird 1 (no date).)

On the other hand, if the Mk XV sings more to you and if the design roots and IWC's part in that history is something that matters to you, I'd say it's worth a ½ month's pay as it's pretty much a perfect watch - but then I'm biased laugh.gif

If it interests you, you can check out the history of the 'Mark' military and pilot watches here, here and here.

And since posts are more fun with pics:

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post #9415 of 48312
the speed bird from timefactors is a good choice. no one will notice that it is not an iwc and it is of excellent quality from a seller in york england.
post #9416 of 48312
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

The chrono is very nice, but the 7-days is fantastic satisfied.gif
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mine says hi!

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post #9417 of 48312
Is SUF a new sub brand of Sarpaneva or is this an old website?

http://www.suf.fi/
post #9418 of 48312
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Big timer alert!! smile.gif
I am considering this:
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I wouldn't pick this one. I think you're better off with a warmer tone of cognac or honey and an off-white or ecru stitch. Also, definitely no bottle opener buckle if it's not a PAM
post #9419 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

bit of a dilemna, i'm 32 and i do not currently own a watch and i will probably not buy a lot in the future. maybe a used topgun single chrono if come across a bit of money. i do like pilot watches for some reason (small wrists?)

i'm liking the look of the iwc mk xv (probably $2.5-3k used) at the moment. however, i came across the timefactors speedbird iii ($550).

232

450

i'm on a moderate salary...timefactors is about 2 days pay for me... iwc about 2 weeks.

thoughts?
The speedbird is great, but the iwc is great-er. It all comes down to how much you want to pay. Personally, if I could afford it, I would get the iwc.
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Originally Posted by dwintersgill01 View Post

the speed bird from timefactors is a good choice. no one will notice that it is not an iwc and it is of excellent quality from a seller in york england.
It looking like an iwc is a pretty retarded reason and no, "watch people" will notice.
post #9420 of 48312
New acquisition last week.

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