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Well, some people have small wrists so this should be great for someone who'd love to sport a 5513 but thinks it's too big for his/her wrist...

Re straps, I've ordered many straps from ABP and Camille Fournet. I'm leaning more towards CF these days.
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I like their Tudor sub with delicious creamsicle patina tritium
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Great looking watch!!

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I like their Tudor sub with delicious creamsicle patina tritium Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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is this yours?
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excellent
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is this yours?

Nope. Saw it on the vintage website that was linked above
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stitch,
In your opinion, what are some good sites to buy alligator straps?

 

Also, not Stitch, but as other have suggested 2 of the best companies to deal with are Camille Fournet and  ABP.  I know people that have purchased straps from each and been very happy.  Its my understanding that Camille Fournet makes (or made) straps for Lange & Sohne, and a few other nice brands under the Richemont's ownership.

 

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I have been looking into getting a black face daytona with the zenith movement. Possibly the patrizzi dial. Any recommendations?

 

Not sure when you ask "Any recommendations" if you are asking if I am happy with my steel Daytona with Zenith based movement or if you are asking where to find one?  For me it was of the my first "Must have" watches.  I love mine.  I bought it new and when they were relatively inexpensive (got a white dial for $4,350 and the black dial after a price increase for $5,100)...and that was back in the days when most places wanted huge premiums over the list price.  Overall, I prefer the 16520 over the newer 116520 (inhouse movement model). The larger lum on the current dials is ok, but it looks a bit too large and clumsy compared to on the 16520/earlier model.  Also Rolex made numerous modifications to the Zenith movement, including reducing the beats per hour, to what was believed would make for a more reliable and robust movement.  I've seen it written that there was approximately 200 mods to the movement before it went into a Daytona, so in its day it was said to be the Rolex that was getting the most hand workmanship.    My white dial was my daily wearer for 5 years and it was always dead on accurate.  Once it started losing time I knew it needed a service.    The new Daytonas have a nicer bracelet, clasp and a longer power reserve... so its probably a better choice for daily wear.  Each is a great watch, if I could only have one I'd keep the Daytona with the Zenith based movement.  I've seen a Patrizzi dial, and its fine if that happens to one, but I wouldn't search one out and I would not pay the rediculous premium that they seem to fetch over Daytonas who's subdial trim rings do not discolor to brown.  I personally, like how the subdial look when they are not discolored.   Also, be careful, once something adds value to a watch there are always crooks trying to modify a watch (car, or other product) to be like the one that people are paying a premium for.  As for where to find them, stick with reputable vintage watch shops.  Good luck with the search. 


Edited by Dino944 - 8/29/12 at 9:56am
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Thanks for the recommendation on the straps guys!!
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Although not directed at me--

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im not stitch, but

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Also, not Stitch, but

much like batman, stitch, can be anyone. biggrin.gif
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much like batman, stitch, can be anyone. biggrin.gif

it's the cape.
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If it only wasn't a dwarf Sub...

I don't know about that. It has it's own personality. Love the lollipop hands.
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Big like. And NO, fuck u all! Will not spoiler this fine ass watch. Need to be shown all over this thread.

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lol,

It is a great looking watch, you're not helping my decision to decrease the amount of money I want to spend. frown.gif
Edited by CalTex - 8/29/12 at 4:52pm
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Posted this elsewhere, but figured this would be a better spot:

The Time of Switzerland website offers all the major brands for prices well below internet retailers (and waaayyyy below ADs). Interestingly enough, they offer a full stamped warranty on all pieces.

http://www.timeofswitzerland.com/en/home

Is this place legit? The few reviews I have seen online are positive, but this just sounds too good to be true.

Gramm
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