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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Very impressed with CF recently on a custom ostrich strap order; excellent company to deal with.
No complaints about the strap itself, either: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

love it
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Has anyone seen the Radiomir California 3 Days yet?
I got the new Tourneau catalog this week (hey they're good for something!) and that piece really caught my eye.
47mm is probably too big for me, and this is one that I'd rather NOT have a date function, but I have always liked Cali dials... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

i actually kinda like it.
post #16067 of 31007
Thanks, guys.
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

I have that watch and an ostrich strap had never occurred to me. Nice option to casualize the piece.
Yeah, I don't get a lot of use from the original alligator one... the 8-day movement makes the watch a bit busy and thick to be a strictly-dress item for me, but I love it for casual wear with textured stuff like cashmere, wool, linen and denim.

I get the most use out of Nomos shell cordovan, though:
post #16068 of 31007
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Has anyone seen the Radiomir California 3 Days yet?
I got the new Tourneau catalog this week (hey they're good for something!) and that piece really caught my eye.
47mm is probably too big for me, and this is one that I'd rather NOT have a date function, but I have always liked Cali dials...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Cali dials are cool!  But I don't care for this watch and the date just looks wrong for this piece.

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Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a vintage Omega SMP? I am looking to go vintage, but I've really have my eye on the Apollo 15 40th Anniversary Ed. with the red/white/blue dial.
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I bought my 3572 off timezone.com 

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Saw this one in the store yesterday. Nice looking watch. But I wish it were automatic instead of hand-wound. I know I'm in the vast minority here..

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Has anyone seen the Radiomir California 3 Days yet?
I got the new Tourneau catalog this week (hey they're good for something!) and that piece really caught my eye.
47mm is probably too big for me, and this is one that I'd rather NOT have a date function, but I have always liked Cali dials...
post #16072 of 31007
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Saw this one in the store yesterday. Nice looking watch. But I wish it were automatic instead of hand-wound. I know I'm in the vast minority here..

yeah, i dont know why, but with panerai i really like them to be hand wound. maybe since i think of it as a tool watch, and wanding it up is more tool like. sorry.
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yeah I definitely get it. I'm sure one day I'll come around. It's just I feel naked without a date function, and although this particular PAM has a date, I've been drinking the "automatic kool-aid" a little too long!


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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yeah, i dont know why, but with panerai i really like them to be hand wound. maybe since i think of it as a tool watch, and wanding it up is more tool like. sorry.
post #16074 of 31007
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

yeah I definitely get it. I'm sure one day I'll come around. It's just I feel naked without a date function, and although this particular PAM has a date, I've been drinking the "automatic kool-aid" a little too long!

i get what you mean, i do like my automatics, but with panny im all about the hand wind.

interesting you mention about the date tho. i never thought i would mind not having a date, but i find myself checking my 112 many times a day still, for the date. only to groan when i realize its not there. lol.
post #16075 of 31007
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post


Welcome! Glad yall found it useful. I discovered it through SJX's watch blog. If you are in Singapore you should touch base w him.

let me know how you guys like it--I may hit him up for some other custom work

Got in touch. Was gonna visit yesterday but our schedules didn't work out. Will try to fix an appointment this week and report back.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Saw this one in the store yesterday. Nice looking watch. But I wish it were automatic instead of hand-wound. I know I'm in the vast minority here..

Aren't they all hand wound? I always associate that crown with a hand wound movement.
post #16076 of 31007
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Aren't they all hand wound? I always associate that crown with a hand wound movement.

interesting question. i dont know if the crown is an indicator, but panerai definitely makes automatics. i wonder if all the models with the "onion" crown are hand wound.
post #16077 of 31007
That crown is found on the Radiomir models, which come in both automatic and hand-wound.

Example of the auto :

http://www.panerai.com/en/watch-collection/contemporary-collection/radiomir/50-3-days/40-radiomir-black-seal-3-days-automatic-pam00388

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

interesting question. i dont know if the crown is an indicator, but panerai definitely makes automatics. i wonder if all the models with the "onion" crown are hand wound.
post #16078 of 31007
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post



More and bigger pics (including movement) and details here.
Same movement, different case and dial, here.
Has interest in these watches vanished?
I have the one depicted, as well as the white-faced version of what is described in the second link.
Also, an aviator dialed Pythagore.
post #16079 of 31007
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Has interest in these watches vanished?
I have the one depicted, as well as the white-faced version of what is described in the second link.
Also, an aviator dialed Pythagore.

its a cool watch, if bright for my tastes.
post #16080 of 31007
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

That crown is found on the Radiomir models, which come in both automatic and hand-wound.
Example of the auto :
http://www.panerai.com/en/watch-collection/contemporary-collection/radiomir/50-3-days/40-radiomir-black-seal-3-days-automatic-pam00388

cool, thanks.
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