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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Stitchy, $$ for the AP is saved up so you know! Will buy it next week.

Congrats! Which model??
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@NS - that pic is fantastic!!
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post

Congrats! Which model??

pretty sure he is going for the RO.
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post


I realize that most WISs feel like you, but I think I'll go against the stream on this one. I like the size, this being about the only >40mm left in my collection. I even think I like the newer hands and dial beter shog[1].gif A strange position for me to take, as I almost always make the vintage or neo-vintage choice.
Speaking of which, WatchCo SM300 on a braided Nato today icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Love that combo.


Edited by Dnslater - 10/26/12 at 10:29am
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I believe he is getting RO ref 15400.

post #14900 of 34128
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I believe he is getting RO ref 15400.

sounds right. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I believe he is getting RO ref 15400.

Solid choice smile.gif. With the recent discussion though, I have been salivating way too much over that 15202. That purchase is way too far ahead of me for me to be considering it this early.
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Sorry Stiches,

 

Needed to wait until Friday to wear the 112.  It's on ammo strap here:

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I have been salivating way too much over that 15202.

Nothing wrong with that !   drool.gif

 

This year might be APs strongest collection in quite some time.  Each watch they have released is really great, although, I have to admit some bias toward the 15202 !

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Originally Posted by rexzors21 View Post

Hey guys, just bought this watch, arrived today!
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WHERE DID U GET THAT STRAP! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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This today on a casual friday:

 

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Originally Posted by Dnslater View Post

This today on a casual friday:

 

 

Bravo!

post #14907 of 34128
Awesome MM, it is such a great watch for the $$.
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+1 on the Seiko MM.....tremendous value.

I'm repping the alma mater today ...thank God it's almost time for basketball season LOL.

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And as usual, apologies for the crappy cell phone pic.
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Friendly word of warning:  This is directed to the newbies like me, as I know the vets here already are aware.  I prefer understated vintage elegance.  Personally, I am not a fan of the big Rolex type dials, but you know what they say about opinions, and I certainly respect the Rolex brand and similar big face quality watches that seem to be the rage.  To each his own, as they say.  I bought a 1952 vintage Vulcain watch from a respected online dealer.  I would rather not say the name of the dealer at this time (if you PM me I will share this info). 

 

The watch is 18K gold and just what I love about the 1950 watches.  It has subtle elegance in spades.  The hyped ad for the watch promised that the watch had been well serviced, as the seller is a not just a seller, but advertises repair services as well.  It promised that the watch kept great time and was as flawless as a 60 year-old watch could be.  When I received it, it was truly as described, but within 24 hours I realized it wasn't keeping time, and would stop at the 5:30 mark altogether.  Uh oh.  I took it to a very well respected watch dealer/repair shop in Orlando.  Three days later they call me and tell me this:

 

The watch had not at all been recently serviced.

The watch had been submerged in water, at least once in its past.

The watch was rusty inside, and the movements were restricted by the rust, hence the stoppage at the 5:30 hour.

The jewels had not been oiled in quite awhile, and the existing oil was gummy.

The repair cost is $395.00

 

The master watchmaker gave me the following suggestion that I thought I'd pass on to you:

 

1.) NEVER trust a vintage watch sales description...never.

He had opened up plenty of vintage ebay buys and others (like mine) and NONE had ever been serviced despite their description...none.

2.) NEVER wind a vintage watch upon receiving it from the seller.  Get it to a watchmaker you trust immediately for an open guts inspection.  Winding a vintage watch that has not been serviced in years may ruin the watch beyond reasonable repair costs.

3.) Insist on a 10 day minimum inspection (from day of receipt) that allows return with a full return if not satisfied. Any seller that balks...run away and consider yourself lucky at having dodged a bullet.

 

I hope this helps someone.  I've certainly learned my lesson.  Have a great weekend guys.


Edited by ManCrush - 10/26/12 at 8:37pm
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thinking about buying an IWC portguese chronograph as a second watch. I have a speedmaster.

whatddayal think?

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