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Just came in from Japan....Wanted to see what all the Casio RAF version hype is about.....interesting and feels so light on my wrist...and first watch that is appreciating so quickly!

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Regards.
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The leather strap on my guess watch frown.gif is falling apart, any recommendations for a replacement strap that will last?
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Finally succumbed and got myself a Speedmaster.

1000

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^ Nice. Is that the 42mm?

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I've always liked the planet ocean/seamaster over the speed, nice watch though!
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Very nice, enjoy!

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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

Finally succumbed and got myself a Speedmaster.

 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

^ Nice. Is that the 42mm?

Yes, its a 42mm 3592.50 on my skinny 7" wrist.  

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Just received this (seller's pic).
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Okay, I just have to ask this, as I can't see from the pics -- is this a real vintage or is it assembled from the NOS pieces?

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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

Finally succumbed and got myself a Speedmaster.

1000

 

+1

 

Wear it well!

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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

Yes, its a 42mm 3592.50 on my skinny 7" wrist.  

 

Nice. I've alwys thought 42mm was the right size of the Speedy.

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

Nice. I've alwys thought 42mm was the right size of the Speedy.

did they introduce the reduced at the same time?
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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

Finally succumbed and got myself a Speedmaster.

seems to fit you well, enjoy.
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anyone with thoughts on a vintage dress watch for $2000 or under (preferably a decent bit under) and where is a good place to shop for such a thing without fear of being ripped off? I'm itching for something dressy I can wear to formal events where my speedmaster isn't appropriate, but it would not make a lot of sense right now for me to pony up for the JLC MUTM 39 or maybe a reverso that I want. Vintage Omegas seem pretty pricey these days (though within my range). I also really love the Universal Geneve watches I keep seeing referenced on Hodinkee (esp. something with a calendar and moonphase). Or something pretty plain in stainless steel or white gold. Another option would be something like a Nomos, but I think I'd prefer something with a bit more ... something. Provenance or horological significance or uniqueness. Other thoughts about what I should be looking out for on timezone or somewhere else?

There is a shop in the french quarter of New Orleans called "Quarter Past Time." My wife and I stopped in last year while we were in south Louisiana for our anniversary. They had a wonderful selection of cleaned, serviced, but not refinished pieces. I had a really good experience, and after the fact the only negative review I could find was that the owner was an censored.gif. As my anniversary present, my wife bought for me a 1957 Longines which has very quickly become my favorite watch. (Pic below). I won't say how much she payed, but it was well within the budget you're looking for. They also had plenty of vintage Omegas, Hamilton, Heuer (predecessor to Tag Heuer)... pretty much name it in a great variety of price ranges. If you want, I can PM you the phone number and/or email for the owner. I certainly intend to go back.
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Have you checked out Longiness and Hamilton?
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not so much. maybe a vintage hamilton could be cool, though i don't know why i think of them more as tool watch than dress watch. i haven't thought much about longines. there are a lot of gaps in my watch knowledge.
thanks, i haven't looked there at all. and i think you are right about gold. obviously that's just not going to happen given the price gold is these days.

When I was looking at the shop mentioned above, I found myself really gravitating towards the different Longines. There were plenty of Omegas, but they all had that same Omega character. The Longines stood out as elegant and separate. To that end...

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p.s. That Raymond Weil Kappelan posted is the sort of small, simple, elegance I've been digging these days. Rock on. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

seems to fit you well, enjoy.

i prefer the former bracelet though.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Just received this (seller's pic).


Really nice! The vintage Seamaster 300 looks great on a NATO strap.
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