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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I'd only wear a black rubber strap but that's just me.

Yeah, I have my black strapped Antea KS for fancy dress type stuff. Wanted my Vostok to be a bit more wild, personalized, etc. smile.gif

Which means, I shouldn't really be asking for this kind of advice at all hah, thanks though smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

What do people think of black pvd cases? I love the look of them but am concerned how they will wear.
From a site I was reading...

In general I'm not a fan of how PVD looks on most watches.  To me some of the details of the bezel and case are lost in the black coating, and sadly even on expensive watches, I can't help but think the PVD cheapens the appearance of the watch.   More importantly most look terrible once they starting showing some wear and tear.  If I didn't want the bright white of SS or WG case, then I'd try to find something in Titanium that I liked.

 

So far the only watch I've seen with a black-ish coating that holds up pretty well to wear and tear is Cartier's Santos 100 in amorphous diamond-like coating (ADLC).  A friend of mine bought one about a year or two ago and he doesn't baby his watches, and there are no chips, scratches, or break throughs in the coating.  Its far tougher than PVD.  They are no longer making the Santos 100s with ADLC, so the only way to buy one is to find one of the last new ones or go pre-owned. 

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Thanks Dino. I was swaying between a PVD coated and standard model Sinn. This helps.

Perhaps I can kick around a cheap model like a citizen to see how I like it.
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Thanks Dino. I was swaying between a PVD coated and standard model Sinn. This helps.
Perhaps I can kick around a cheap model like a citizen to see how I like it.

Hey Rooster,

 

If I were going for a Sinn, I'd go with steel or titanium.  I think it makes the watch more versatile in terms of what you can wear it with.  A friend of mine had one of their chrongraphs in SS with matching bracelet and it was a nice looking watch.  Good luck and let us know what you decide.

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Another good point, as I googled the watch with several different straps.
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So I'm curious to hear what others are looking at for their next watch purchase. You may recall I made a trip to a few local ADs on black friday and tried on a few pieces. So I guess the Q is: Whats on your short list?

 

1. reverso (undecided version; like the TT1931US, but also the regular white dial ultra thin version too)

2. vintage sub (undecided version; 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060)

3. NOMOS Zurich weltzeit (though id probably wait and see if they ever change the "heimat" on the dial)

 

PS: I agree with Dino on the PVD--don't do it.
 

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5001-07 - my perennial next purchase

Although now that you mention Nomos, I again find myself wanting to take an Orion Datum detour on the way to the 7-day.
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b/w the SInn 856 UTC and Nomos Tangomat. Although I may get both. Still looking at pics of the Omega PO 8500 though. Probably in the running.
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I have a very unhealthy craving for a vintage Daytona frown.gif
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May have found a source for a Poljot Albatros in blue for less than $300....keeping fingers crossed for a deal too good to be true.

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

So I'm curious to hear what others are looking at for their next watch purchase. You may recall I made a trip to a few local ADs on black friday and tried on a few pieces. So I guess the Q is: Whats on your short list?

 

Items on my short list (although no matter how the short the list is, I never reach the end).

 

1. JLC Reverso (either ultra thin or 1931 Tribute).  I almost purchased a Reverso in the past but ended up choosing other watches.

2. Black Dial Rolex Explorer 2 or Sub C (although sometimes I consider a vintage Sub.  I still have a green bezel Sub Date from 2005.

3. Piaget Altiplano...maybe vintage with a stone dial, or current manual wind with subdial at 10 o'clock.

4. Porsche Design Ocean 2000 vintage model by IWC or pre-owned doppel chrono from the late 1990s on bracelet (I don't care for the current versions).

5. Patek Gondolo (one of the larger more recent models, although I wish the movements were rectangular).

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

So I'm curious to hear what others are looking at for their next watch purchase. You may recall I made a trip to a few local ADs on black friday and tried on a few pieces. So I guess the Q is: Whats on your short list?

1. reverso (undecided version; like the TT1931US, but also the regular white dial ultra thin version too)
2. vintage sub (undecided version; 5513, 1680, 16800, 14060)
3. NOMOS Zurich weltzeit (though id probably wait and see if they ever change the "heimat" on the dial)

PS: I agree with Dino on the PVD--don't do it.

 
Hentschel Ambassador
Lemania Elvstrom NOS Yachting chrono
Credor Node
Dornblueth Klassik


If I feel the need for a real dress watch at a faster rate than Credor can deliver, then perhaps a Nomos Orion Datum.

And if the lottery completely goes my way, a VC Patrimony Trad manual, a Calatrava, or a Saxonia Automatic.
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I'm a big fan of ABP. Their website for ordering a custom strap seems a bit rickety, but I had the strap in-hand in about two weeks by economy international Fedex. Think it was 220 Euro shipped.



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beautiful
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My opinion is that PVD is a better finish for less expensive watches. The CWC SBS is a good looking PVD watch.
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