Originally Posted by Cylon
As someone with a 6 month old, I feel your pain but as I am sure you would agree, its a fair trade...
...I'm currently lusting after some vintage rolex. Either a 1675 GMT on a jubilee, or a 1680 sub. A JLC Reverso is never far from my thoughts either.
FWIW, I enjoyed the read.
You are quite right. It's more than a fair trade.
My vintage Rolex experience is limited but I spent a good chunk of the mid 00's sourcing a red 1680 from the year I was born. It's harder than one would think. I got close in finding one within a year of my 1970target. I let it go for a tidy profit around 07 but after learning so much more in the following years (feet vs. meters first, open vs. closed 6, etc.) I don't miss it all that much. My example was in very good condition but a bit of a frankenwatch. I'll find another one day and prices are very reasonable these days so that's a plus.
Good luck with your search. Like many others, I've found that the search is a good part of the fun!
Originally Posted by Keith T
And Patrick_B you have inspired me to try a Hirsch Liberty on my 2254.50, even though I barfed a little bit reading about your used bracelet experience.
If you haven't checked out Don Ginsler's offerings, please do. Reasonably priced and he's such a nice guy offering a quality product. The brown one in my Seamaster pic is one of his Panerai style straps in 24mm but you could get one in 20mm. They just aren't as Thick which is what I was after.
He's in Canada but ships very quickly and provides first rate customer service.
Now that I think of it, I may have a black 22mm thick (Panerai style) from Don that I butchered a bit when attempting to notch it to fit the 20mm lugs. I'd be happy to give it to you if you'd like to see if its something you want to try. Unfortunately there is no buckle as I used it on the brown one pictured.Edited by patrick_b - 12/28/12 at 8:22am