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post #18721 of 39118
Indeed. And a lot of his stuff is a lot less SFW than that.
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I didnt like the workmanship of the Casa

What was wrong with it?

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especially with #3, which I guess is kind of golden shower meets Klimt? happy.gif

I believe this is what Pam calls 'Sploosh'.
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Pics of the Casa Fag Reverso on a 3 month old bespoke handstitched strap. I didnt like the workmanship of the Casa but I co-opted the foldover tabs near the lugs. Only, I changed them to a B shape as a sort of monogramme.

Tucked into the breast pocket of a bespoke uncanvassed linen DB suit. Even the cloth is a bespoke run with WBill (details in the Unfunded thread - http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/5505#post_6187871

 

Love the 1931 Tribute with that jacket and tan strap with white stitching! Just a fantastic combinations! My only issue is with the "B" shaped monogram. I can't tell if its just the photo, but in the photo at the top the indentation for the B creates kind of an uneven B (maybe thats intentional, maybe its because its part of working with an exotic skin). Until I read that it was sort of a monogram that you requested, I thought it was kind of a sloppy stitching job copying a Casa strap. Now I know its not. Overall love the watch with that strap, but I think it would look even nicer if it did not have the "monogram." Still beautiful combinations.
post #18723 of 39118

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Edited by Dino944 - 3/7/13 at 6:12am
post #18724 of 39118
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post




Pics of the Casa Fag Reverso on a 3 month old bespoke handstitched strap. I didnt like the workmanship of the Casa but I co-opted the foldover tabs near the lugs. Only, I changed them to a B shape as a sort of monogramme.

Tucked into the breast pocket of a bespoke uncanvassed linen DB suit. Even the cloth is a bespoke run with WBill (details in the Unfunded thread - http://www.styleforum.net/t/56404/unfunded-liabilities-a-k-a-the-cloth-thread/5505#post_6187871

Beautiful watch - i regret not getting the '31 tribute

 

May I ask who made your strap? Im looking for a replacement on my Grande Ultra Thin Speciale Italian edition

 

post #18725 of 39118
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Try straps made by our very own Singular - a Swede too. http://www.singularstraps.se/

Tack, but it looks like it's EU only. confused.gif

Also, the only one I saw that might fit the bill had a better yellow but still a really dark blue.
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Too unconventual, and it would draw too much unwanted attention for me to ever seriously consider it.

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Also apropos, thanks for the pictures, very cool.

And Kungpapa--I like the original Haldimann you posted, but the most recent version... not so much. Regardless, I would worry about service down the road.

Finally, frills--I do not think I said it in the first post, but that is one hell of a beautiful watch. If you ever think of adopting, I would be more than willing to be an adult adoptee.

I would worry about service - if any of them actually told the time!

Neither one of them has hands - it is just a movement. The second one doesn't even show off the movement - it has a fully opaque case.
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I would worry about service - if any of them actually told the time!

Neither one of them has hands - it is just a movement. The second one doesn't even show off the movement - it has a fully opaque case.

I mean, just because it doesn't show time, does not mean that the tourby won't need servicing I think! I guess time does become less important though haha.
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Tack, but it looks like it's EU only. confused.gif

Also, the only one I saw that might fit the bill had a better yellow but still a really dark blue.

I know, from personal experience, that he has shipped international before.

That said, try this, which is a little different, but the right colours - http://www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk/nato-watch-strap-blue-yellow-FL29.html
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Thoughts on these watches, the Haldimann H9 and H10.

H9:
H10:

Talk about jumping the shark! These are something you get after you have EVERYTHING else.

Ugh, an (expensive) exercise in pointlessness.
post #18729 of 39118
Just saw these guys on bestwebgallery. Pretty sexy stuff.

http://aarkcollective.com/

post #18730 of 39118
Been a lot of love here recently for the Speedy, so I thought I would add a little of my own:

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Been a lot of love here recently for the Speedy, so I thought I would add a little of my own:

Nice!!!

post #18732 of 39118
Speedy on black leather is so good.
post #18733 of 39118
I just sent my Oris worldtimer to be fixed bc the quickset date is not working. I miss it and I'm in Hong Kong so I'm surrounded by watches. I am in love with the jlc master geographic. I've never spent that much on a watch... And I'm a little reluctant to pull the trigger. Anyone an owner that would care to sway me one way or the other?
post #18734 of 39118
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I just sent my Oris worldtimer to be fixed bc the quickset date is not working. I miss it and I'm in Hong Kong so I'm surrounded by watches. I am in love with the jlc master geographic. I've never spent that much on a watch... And I'm a little reluctant to pull the trigger. Anyone an owner that would care to sway me one way or the other?

Never owned the Master Geo... but there is not much better than JLC for the price. If you want a world timer, and do not want to spend as much money... take a gander at the Nomos Weltzeit (not actually a world timer, but then I am not sure that Oris is a true world timer as well?). I also think that Montblanc has a GMT world timer or two.
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Love the Master Control Series generally, but do not like the alternate crown at 10 o clock OR the lack of a full city ring on the Master Geographic. Personally, I am waiting for a redesign of the Master World Geographic.

 

 

 

It is now discontinued, and its easy to see why (its hideous)--however, I would love to see them clean the hell out of it in a re-issue

 

Alternatively, check out the Frederique Constant World Timer, or the NOMOS Zurich Weltzeit  which are more affordable and available now.

 

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