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Thanks for the link Dino. I now have an afternoon to kill.

Glad I could help Rooster.  Have fun!

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From correct Bond watches to functional and lethal Nazi memorabilia.  And all of it interesting.  No wonder I keep reading this ridiculous forum...smile.gif

you seem like a pleasant individual.
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Hot as hell. Like this big time!
Ah, you're back! So, how did the conversation with the guy at work about your fake watch(es) go?
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edit and apology for coming out of the gate swinging so hard shog[1].gif
 


Edited by Cylon - 12/28/12 at 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

watches

FTFY
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I'm pretty sure Connery wore a wristwatch in most of his films. 

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

The difference between the PP and the PPK is the PP had a slightly longer barrel.  Nice Walther thanks for sharing. 

 

Exactly. That and a full steel back strap for the PP.

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

legitimate inquiry done with the best of intentions or are you just an asshole?
Assuming that you're referring to me, it's a legitimate inquiry done with the intention of not making it seem like trying to pass off fake watches as real ones is anywhere near acceptable. Because there's absolutely no doubt that they're counterfeit.
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Very nice Walther.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Derek,

Yea, I pretty much thought the "promo photo" looked like someone did it at home.  Sure Connery could have owned an Omega, but as you stated he never wore one in a Bond film.  If he had I'm sure Omega would mention it in their website section dedicated to Bond...but they make no mention of their watches and Bond films prior to Goldeneye. 

Yes, Bond/Connery did wear a Breitling as did a lesser character in the Film Thunderball.  Bond's Breitling was equipped with a Gieger counter to detect atomic bombs that were supposedly on board villain, Largo's boat.  Bond's is the 2 subdial Breitling shown in this link.  http://watchesinmovies.info/movies/thunderball-1965/   There was also a 3 dial Breitling (maybe a Navitimer ...I've never been into Breitlings) worn by a pilot that gets killed early in the film.  Bond also wears a Submariner later in the film. 

The link I provided mentions watches worn in tons of movies (Bond, Deer Hunter, Glenn Garry Glenn Ross, etc).  You can search by movie or watch brand. Someone put a lot of time into that site, there are lots of photos of the watch scenes. 

The Breitling Bond wore was a modified Top Time - modified as in stock dial, non-stock case. Not the Top Time you commonly see FS on the internetz either as the Top Time he wore does not have a contrast white tachy scale.

The watch which he stripped off the pilot was a Navitimer.

Would be interested in the outcome of Hampton's enquiries as well - but IMO (and because I'm a grumpy cynic)... youngish poster, occasional humblebrags, vaguely aspirational screen name, quick succession of gaudy watches that may/may not be fakes... I'm not holding my breath.
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legitimate inquiry done with the best of intentions or are you just an asshole?

well, im a total asshole, but i was wondering as well. If you guys told me i got hosed on a deal id fill you in on the outcome.

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Would be interested in the outcome of Hampton's enquiries as well - but IMO (and because I'm a grumpy cynic)... youngish poster, occasional humblebrags, vaguely aspirational screen name, quick succession of gaudy watches that may/may not be fakes... I'm not holding my breath.

this.

but anyway...back to watches.... anyone have any thoughts on a brown strap for my explorer I? thought about a brown croc, but that may be too dressy...want something a little more rugged....you think a strap from don like patrick b posted on his seamaster? open to any other options too. just not ABP. love their stuff, but im not wanting to drop a few hundred for a strap right now.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Would be interested in the outcome of Hampton's enquiries as well - but IMO (and because I'm a grumpy cynic)... youngish poster, occasional humblebrags, vaguely aspirational screen name, quick succession of gaudy watches that may/may not be fakes... I'm not holding my breath.

There is more to it than this. Lets just say its historical.
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36 or 39mm?

I agree with you that a brown croc is too dressy... if you are thinking of a "bamboo" style croc. There are other croc straps with a rougher finish that can work IMO.

A tan or brown strap in buffalo or a grained leather would work well. Another more unusual option would be distressed grey/charcoal - the melange of light brown flecks showing through the distressed leather can be quite nice with a black-faced watch.

Yet another option would be to look at the LE Tenzing edition of Explorers - can't recall the exact strap off the top of my head but remember it was nice.

Or... whiskey cordovan, heh heh. Cordovan darkens with wear so IMO the lighter colours are preferable. The stitching in mine actually sets off the creamy tritium in the dial, which you can't see in the bad flash photo.

I think the E1 can take a strap with no stitching, but I think it looks best with some stitching on the strap, whether it's the 2 long parallel ones or a line across the strap near the lugs.

Hope that helps...
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well, im a total asshole, but i was wondering as well. If you guys told me i got hosed on a deal id fill you in on the outcome.
this.
but anyway...back to watches.... anyone have any thoughts on a brown strap for my explorer I? thought about a brown croc, but that may be too dressy...want something a little more rugged....you think a strap from don like patrick b posted on his seamaster? open to any other options too. just not ABP. love their stuff, but im not wanting to drop a few hundred for a strap right now.
I haven't really found a conventional strap that works on any recent steel sports model, ABP or otherwise. Have you tried a leather NATO with polished hardware? They're the only thing aside from the original bracelet that I like on the glossy/WG dial models; here's my GMT II on one...

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My collection is in constant flux, but this one seems to be the cornerstone...

 

 

 

 

 

Good to see some familiar "faces" here. mwink[1].gif


Edited by McWu - 12/29/12 at 11:00am
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


I haven't really found a conventional strap that works on any recent steel sports model, ABP or otherwise. Have you tried a leather NATO with polished hardware? They're the only thing aside from the original bracelet that I like on the glossy/WG dial models; here's my GMT II on one...
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Wow, that's pretty sharp. I never warmed to the leather NATO but that looks quite nice. Beautiful image. Do you have an image that shows the strap a bit clearer?

 

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.... anyone have any thoughts on a brown strap for my explorer I? thought about a brown croc, but that may be too dressy...want something a little more rugged....

 

I don't have any experience with the Hodinkee straps but they look nice to my eye. I don't think they reach the ABP prices, they run ~$150.

 

http://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/leather-straps

 

I like this one for instance:

 

1000

 

Definitely not too dressy.

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