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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

That guy is fucking awesome. He came for 2 of the nashville GTGs.

J is a friend and a good dude. He got that name after he showed up at a small GTG in St Augustine with his then small Panerai collection in a tube sock.
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^^wow....just....wow. They probably shouldnt get into the strap business.
post #19488 of 36802
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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

J is a friend and a good dude. He got that name after he showed up at a small GTG in St Augustine with his then small Panerai collection in a tube sock.

I havent seen him in a few years. He definitely is a great guy. He came out with me a nd kevin after the GTG one year and had some drinks...lots of fun. Next time you see him, tell him Derek said hello. if he doesnt remember me, punch him in the nuts. wink.gif
post #19489 of 36802
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Very enjoyable thread that is forever improving. Sorry to pester the discussion with my baubles. Enjoying the holidays, and finding proof, that what chicks dig, are Pateks!

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Heh heh. Like this post and your baubles. :)
post #19490 of 36802
That's ridiculous. You should get your money back.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


So I contact the seller - and his reply?
I'm having a...

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...moment right now. I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry. facepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dino - i pretty much agree with your sentiment of GP. also, i have always had a fondness for the jackpot toubillon. i know its OTT, but i think it is amazing and quite beautiful, and what went into the functioning slot machine on top of the tourb is actually quite amazing.

 

Hi Stitchy.  The Jackpot Tourbillon is very creative and fun.  Although, if its anything like other complicated Vintage 1945 its going to be clunky and not sit well on the wrist.  Still its amazingly creative!

Originally Posted by ggtk View Post

Worked on this Vintage IWC from '46 last week. Gorgeous movement in a 14k case..

 
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

The gripe i have with GP is minimal, but enough to keep me from buying one new....they dont hold their value bery well at all...which makes them much more attractive grey market. Also, of the few people i know with first hand experience, theyve all had quality problems...nothing major, but enough to turn them sour on GP. One guy had a loose screw on the bracelet...went back to them 3 times. Never could fix it, so he finally just said fuck it and superglued it in. Another had the hands fall off and took 4 months to get back. Theyre nice watches for sure, and i know that a few bad apples shouldnt spoil the brand, but id never buy one unless it was heavily discounted.

Agreed.  They are nice watches but resale value on them is very weak and its a brand I'd probably only consider if it was available with a very steep discount.   I only knew one guy that owned a GP in recent years, but I don't know whether his experienced any problems or not.

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Incidentally I was at my AD last week and he happend to have a few GP's in the case. I asked him about it (since I've been intrigued by the brand of late), and he told me they have terrible resale value, and the store has a really hard time selling them if at all.

At first I thought it may just be our region, but it seems this is more likely the norm. Shame too..


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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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Agreed.  They are nice watches but resale value on them is very weak and its a brand I'd probably only consider if it was available with a very steep discount.   I only knew one guy that owned a GP in recent years, but I don't know whether his experienced any problems or not.
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Very enjoyable thread that is forever improving. Sorry to pester the discussion with my baubles. Enjoying the holidays, and finding proof, that what chicks dig, are Pateks! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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amazing. you have some of the best and most creative watch pics around.
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Originally Posted by ggtk View Post

Worked on this Vintage IWC from '46 last week. Gorgeous movement in a 14k case.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


lovely.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Stitchy.  The Jackpot Tourbillon is very creative and fun.  Although, if its anything like other complicated Vintage 1945 its going to be clunky and not sit well on the wrist.  Still its amazingly creative!

i saw some wrist pics, and it actually looked like it sat very well. probably depends on wrist size though, not for the small of hand. its truly amazing and i want one so bad.

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Anyone familiar with service centers in the NYC area?

My Junghans with an ETA 2801 is in need of servicing (no longer winds), as is my Omega Speedmaster (no longer winds, but still runs as it is an automatic).

Since they are ETA movements both of them, I was hoping it wouldn't get too expensive.
post #19495 of 36802
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i saw some wrist pics, and it actually looked like it sat very well. probably depends on wrist size though, not for the small of hand. its truly amazing and i want one so bad.

It's an amazing timepiece - I'll give you a dollar to start the fund.... if you can find about 700,000 more friends who will do the same, it can be yours!
post #19496 of 36802
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

Anyone familiar with service centers in the NYC area?

My Junghans with an ETA 2801 is in need of servicing (no longer winds), as is my Omega Speedmaster (no longer winds, but still runs as it is an automatic).

Since they are ETA movements both of them, I was hoping it wouldn't get too expensive.

send them to DerekS in Nashville, TN. ill give you the address. Just the speedy since that still works. Ill probably need to keep it for about a year. just to...you know...make sure its working properly. lol8[1].gif

On a serious note...make sure whoever you choose that you do your research
post #19497 of 36802
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

send them to DerekS in Nashville, TN. ill give you the address. Just the speedy since that still works. Ill probably need to keep it for about a year. just to...you know...make sure its working properly. lol8[1].gif

On a serious note...make sure whoever you choose that you do your research

In NY a good place to start might be Tourrneau. I use Aaron Faber for some stuff, and really like them... but for certain manufactures, they will tell you it's safer to bring it to Tourneau. AFAIK, Aaron Faber are outsourcing to someone (I'm not sure who) who works on all the watches they plan to sell.
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post

It's an amazing timepiece - I'll give you a dollar to start the fund.... if you can find about 700,000 more friends who will do the same, it can be yours!

this is brilliant. thank you! ill send you a link one the official fund has been established. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #19499 of 36802
Looking for a strap for my Speedy Pro now. Looking to keep it around the $150.00 mark, and I am unwilling at this point in time to go through CF or ABP. Right now I am thinking about either something from Hodinkee or something from Leffot.

What say you all!
post #19500 of 36802
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Looking for a strap for my Speedy Pro now. Looking to keep it around the $150.00 mark, and I am unwilling at this point in time to go through CF or ABP. Right now I am thinking about either something from Hodinkee or something from Leffot.

What say you all!

 

I have purchased 4 or 5 straps from this guy:

 

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6467899&rid=0#msg_6467899

 

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6467894&rid=0#msg_6467894

 

He does excellent custom work and always has several available for immediate delivery.  What colour are you thinking of?  Pretty sure I have one of his in the strap drawer that I never mounted on a watch.

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