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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

saw this on tumblr. drool.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Nice. Not many of those came on a Jubilee, although who knows if it's original and who cares anyway? I prefer the Oyster bracelet on an Explorer, but I'd be still be very happy to wear that one.
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the bracelet does look replaced to me, but hot damn that dial!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


Thats a great watch...but I couldn't live with it on the "Acne strap." I'd gladly take a strap in virtually any other skin or a simple calf rather than ostrich.

 

There are other parts of the ostrich to consider. Ostrich leg is durable while having a scale texture similar to lizard. 

 

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

There are other parts of the ostrich to consider. Ostrich leg is durable while having a scale texture similar to lizard. 



Who's the maker of the strap?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

the bracelet does look replaced to me, but hot damn that dial!
It looks like it's from the right period, so it could well be original as they did sell some Explorers on Jubilé. Agreed that gilt dials are the hawtness.

Philipp Stahl's Explorer-dialed big-crown 6538 Submariner is the ultimate gilt-dial watch on the planet, at least in my opinion:




Photos: Phillip Stahl
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What do you gentlemen think of this watch? A 1990's Audemars Piguet GMT w/ Power Reserve and Date Indicator.

I enjoy this classic design. My only condern is with Audemars... the brand has edged outside the of the mainstream lately. However, but $11,000 I think it could be a beautiful addition and a great watch for travel.

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And now, after that unprecedented outburst, the experts can straighten me out. smile.gif

P.S.  I feel bad now for venting my ignorant frustrations.  OK, of the three, the Chopard isn't horrible.  It was the dual horrors of a digital watch and Louis Vuitton that upset me.  I'll go take my medicine.

Spot on Mimo! Although the Chopard is the least offensive to the senses there are better choices for the same money that the OP has as his budget. The LV watch is a joke...they should put their focus back on handbags, luggage, wallets etc. A digital Omega...why that when they offer plenty of good mechanical watches? There are some really good watches available for $5,500 and the OP should do some research before pulling the trigger on a watch.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

There are other parts of the ostrich to consider. Ostrich leg is durable while having a scale texture similar to lizard. 



Hi Hayward,

Ostrich leg would be acceptable to me on a good watch. I think I mentioned ostrich leg looks something like a cross between python and lizard and is durable...and hankfully it doesn't have that acne look.
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Anyone know of a maker of watch straps that have the quick-release pin? Needed in non-standard XL size.
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post



What do you gentlemen think of this watch? A 1990's Audemars Piguet GMT w/ Power Reserve and Date Indicator.

I enjoy this classic design. My only condern is with Audemars... the brand has edged outside the of the mainstream lately. However, but $11,000 I think it could be a beautiful addition and a great watch for travel.

That's the AP Dual Time. It used a JLC movement as a base, and it has also been used in ROs and VCs Overseas Dual Time.

It's a top quality watch and great for travel. I find its crown & lugs a tad small, but that's just personal taste.

As for AP going outside the mainstream, they've been on the cutting edge of use of different materials for at least 2 decades. While many people theses days are more familiar with their sports watches, they continue to make some great dress watches, some time only, others very complicated. Only you can decide if a vintage dual time dress watch is right for you.
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I'm usually not a big fan of Daytonas, but wow.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


That's the AP Dual Time. It used a JLC movement as a base, and it has also been used in ROs and VCs Overseas Dual Time.

It's a top quality watch and great for travel. I find its crown & lugs a tad small, but that's just personal taste.

As for AP going outside the mainstream, they've been on the cutting edge of use of different materials for at least 2 decades. While many people theses days are more familiar with their sports watches, they continue to make some great dress watches, some time only, others very complicated. Only you can decide if a vintage dual time dress watch is right for you.

 

+1 to Dino944's comments above. The case size works for me, but the crown and lugs seem slightly small in proportion.

 

AP's recent decision to slash prices for their precious metal pieces by anywhere from 15 to 30% isn't going to help brand perception (and I'm glad I didn't purchase a precious metal AP over the last year, otherwise I'd be fuming and demanding a small refund), but perhaps it can pave the way for others to enjoy the superb quality that this watchmaker does offer.

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When was this? Time to visit an AP store.
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I'm usually not a big fan of Daytonas, but wow.
Definitely nice, but this is the vintage Daytona to have:




Photo: Dr. Strong

Make mine the one with the black bezel, please!
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Definitely nice, but this is the vintage Daytona to have:




Photo: Dr. Strong

Make mine the one with the black bezel, please!

Sheesh.
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