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post #15031 of 35014
^ Agreed. The 5002 looks much better than what has followed it. Same can be said for the MkXV, Aquatimer 3536 and Inge 3227, IMO.
post #15032 of 35014
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I think Di-Modell is slightly better than Hirsh - the croc ages a more nicely.
I got an ABP shark strap for my 111 but didn't like it. The edge finishing was pretty amateurish.

+1 on Di-Modell. Even with their recent price increases. The Aero lining is definitely good if you sweat.

Surprised you had trouble with ABP. Never heard anything but good things about them.
post #15033 of 35014
do i need tools to switch watch bands and shorten metal bands? or can i make do with stuff around the house
post #15034 of 35014
the one tool that does both jobs is pretty damn handy
post #15035 of 35014
which tool is that (the forked pick type thingy?)? any good ones i should buy?
post #15036 of 35014
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

do i need tools to switch watch bands and shorten metal bands? or can i make do with stuff around the house

depends on how the links/strap are attached to each other/the lugs. may need a screw driver. if they are just pressure pins, you really need a vice, a small awl or a large pin, and a little hammer. for the strap, you just need a small precision screwdriver to take out the spring bars.

however, if you do not know what you are doing, which you probably dont (no worries, no one does who doesnt do it all the time), you can easily lose pins and or fuxxor up your watch. best to go to a jewelry store and pay a few bucks to have it done right, and let them have the liability if something goes wrong. trust.

you can probably buy all the tools online, but it will be far cheaper to just take it to a store to do it. will take 5 minutes max.
post #15037 of 35014
After much contemplation, I traded my 5146 for a Nautilus annual.
Overpriced, but what else is so durable, useful, masculine? Perhaps only the sub.
Had to pay near list but happy. Came from Tourneau Chicago. Looks better from a distance, but growing on me. I put it on rubber since I wash my hands a lot and summers are hot here.
Don't laugh at my small wrist!

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Originally Posted by prayingrobot View Post

After much contemplation, I traded my 5146 for a Nautilus annual.
Overpriced, but what else is so durable, useful, masculine? Perhaps only the sub.
Had to pay near list but happy. Came from Tourneau Chicago. Looks better from a distance, but growing on me. I put it on rubber since I wash my hands a lot and summers are hot here.
Don't laugh at my small wrist!
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Very nice, Congrats.

post #15039 of 35014
that watch is the ducks nuts. i love the 5146, but the nautilus is just as much of a winner.
post #15040 of 35014
Fun shot at work.

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What do you do for a living?
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Originally Posted by prayingrobot View Post

What do you do for a living?

The Sig version of the Walther is just a discrepancy...he's just a simple horologist with a license to kill.
post #15043 of 35014
Accountant for the mob (you can see his calculator on the left).
post #15044 of 35014
i work on the operations side, in the back offices of a jewelry store, that was for many years a pawn shop. we still do a lot of buying, but now its by appointment only, and for mostly higher end stuff. and very minimal if all all pawning (ie. collateral loans). even though it no longer is a pawn shop, there are still remnants of the old days. my bosses gun, above, for one, and the shotgun behind the counter for another.

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sidebar - guns scare the crap out of me, and i hate being around them.
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

The Sig version of the Walther is just a discrepancy...he's just a simple horologist with a license to kill.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Accountant for the mob (you can see his calculator on the left).

laugh.gif or those things.
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