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post #106 of 37162
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
Also, I prefer a vintage watch to have a strap that looks "right". All to often, I see a pic of a vintage watch with a brand new croc or leather band that looks so out of place, no patina.


The really vintage bands that I find are in awful shape, so new are my only recourse. Don't know about others.
post #107 of 37162
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post #108 of 37162
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OB - i love the PO with black bezel. It's an itch I've been wanting to scratch for a while. It's such a great looking dive watch and the new bracelet is really awesome
post #109 of 37162
I would dearly love a vintage watch like one of those but I know so little about watches I fear I would end up getting ripped off...also I am too poor.

Perhaps I will educate myself one of these days.

Do you guys buy your vintage watches online or at auctions or what?
post #110 of 37162
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post
The really vintage bands that I find are in awful shape, so new are my only recourse. Don't know about others.
Not a fan of what Squinky has on eBay as vintage NOS? He is a TZ seller as well... here is a 1950's lizard band I just got from him (haven't moisturized it yet or put it on):
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Do you guys buy your vintage watches online or at auctions or what?
I've found a few sellers on Timezone that I follow and stick to what they offer. PM me if you want a link or a few suggestions.
post #111 of 37162
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post
The pink gold is much warmer than in the photograph. Any suggestion for a new strap?

I am partial to brown straps with PG and RG cases. I would recommend a rich brown alligator strap, matte finish. Does it come with a PG buckle?
post #112 of 37162
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I am partial to brown straps with PG and RG cases. I would recommend a rich brown alligator strap, matte finish. Does it come with a PG buckle?

With PG/RG I also like rich brown but with a bit of red in it (see above!).
post #113 of 37162
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Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
I'll help. My favorite watch. I probably wear it more than any other. IWC 5441 Jubilee Portugesier. I drove from Philadelphia to Princeton in a snowstorm to meet a guy from Brooklyn at a train station to collect this watch.



BEAUTIFUL watch, one of the nicest I've ever seen. Out of curiosity, what's the ballpark on those? They were limited edition, correct?
post #114 of 37162
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BEAUTIFUL watch, one of the nicest I've ever seen. Out of curiosity, what's the ballpark on those? They were limited edition, correct?

Thanks. Yes, they were LE: 1000 ss ($8,500), 500 rg ($12,500) & 250 pt ($21,500). They were released in 1993, probably all produced by 1995 and many sat at dealers through 2000. Then they became the hottest watch for collectors. I bought this one at the end of 2005. Through a series of WTB ads, targeted emails to people who know people in watches and answering old FS ads, I turned up two in every metal. At that time, steel was going for $12k, gold was going for $15-$16k and platinum $20-$22k.

I even uncovered an ultra-rare Pisa Portuguesier for about $16k, but that was just too rich - even though I consider the Pisa the most beautiful of the lot.
post #115 of 37162
A lot of the modern high-end straps are too thick to look good on the vintage watches.

However, I've seen some vintage watches with straps like these:

post #116 of 37162
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
A lot of the modern high-end straps are too thick to look good on the vintage watches.

However, I've seen some vintage watches with straps like these:

http://images.snapfish.com/34647368&...67774%3Anu0mrj

Modern high-end straps can be purchased with various levels of padding. You're correct that unpadded straps are sometimes a better match for thin vintage watches. The one pictured seems to have slight padding
post #117 of 37162
I think this strap is very nice:

post #118 of 37162
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I'll start

Panerai PAM210, modified with 18k gold plating on hands

nice
post #119 of 37162
late 50s early 60s Tiffany AP on a new (very thin) strap. pic quality is horrible. oh well.
post #120 of 37162
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Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
I even uncovered an ultra-rare Pisa Portuguesier for about $16k, but that was just too rich - even though I consider the Pisa the most beautiful of the lot.

The Pisa Port really is beautiful. I just don't like the 'Pisa' branding over the sub-dial. I appreciate that Cellini doesn't visibly sub-brand the limited editions they commission.
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