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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

Any love for vintage chrono's here? I've been thinking about picking up something like this:



I guess servicing might be the main issue though. A Universal Geneve Tri Compax would be ideal, but at the going rate they are rather pricey.

Yeah, I'd be worried about long term serviceability of the Universal Geneve. Parts are getting scarce, though they are available. I'm working on a Universal Geneve 281 and it's been problematic. There are some parts I need to replace, but can't, like the barrel and the center wheel is wearing into the main plate so it's going to need a bushing and some extra work. It's going to be costly to service for sure. Sure is a looker though.


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post #19547 of 31022
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

Seller claims cal 7751, though the subdial positions are different from the Valjoux 7751, so I am not entirely sure if that is correct. Thoughts?

The subdials look correct for the 7751. Serviced one in february..

edit: checked my pics, MSchott is correct.
Edited by ggtk - 4/1/13 at 1:54pm
post #19548 of 31022
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post


Seller claims cal 7751, though the subdial positions are different from the Valjoux 7751, so I am not entirely sure if that is correct. Thoughts?


Not a 7751. You just can't move subdials. If it's a Valjoux 775X movement, it's the 7753 with an additional module for the triple date and moonphase.

post #19549 of 31022
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

you know what you MAY be able to do? d take it to a cobbler.

When i was into panerais, i bought a shitton of strap making supplies and made a few straps. One of my favorite OEM straps ripped and i just stitched it up myself. Its not too hard, and may be worth trying out.

Leather nato is actually not that bad of an option:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/18MM-OILED-LEATHER-SUEDE-LIGHT-BROWN-Nato-MILITARY-WATCH-BAND-Strap-FITS-ALL-/190752038565?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c69b51ea5

On the higher end of spectrum, you can always get shell cordovan natos from Deluca or Chrono24

http://www.dalucastraps.com/shell-cordovan-nato-watch-strap-brandy-matte-buckle/
post #19550 of 31022
Not sure what the etiquette is in this thread - not pimping the seller, just mentioning that I happen to love this watch, and since we're on the subject of vintage chronos -

http://www.aaronfaber.com/viewitem.asp?idProduct=1732

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Adding to the porn collection.  Did I post in the right thread or should I post in poor man watch thread?  Discontinued Glashutte Original from £5500 to £2250.  My shoe/clothing budget was already blown on first day of April, but couldn't resist this bargain.... 


Edited by Ilovelobbs - 4/1/13 at 5:47pm
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Right thread for sure, congrats on the pick up.
post #19553 of 31022
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Frills,

 

As for availability, IMHO NYC is generally not a true measure of availability of a watch.  NYC is well known for lots of watch shops: ADs; boutiques; gray market; and vintage shops.  It also probably per capita has more people buying high end watches than other cities in the States.  Hence ADs there generally sell out of more popular Rolex, Pateks, Pams etc faster than in other parts of the country.  I always find NYC is a blast when it comes to doing watch window shopping, however, I've always found availability and prices (on new pieces) to be better almost anyplace else.  Hence, I think if the OP visited or called some ADs outside of NYC regarding a new Nautilus he would probably find one or have a relatively short wait. 

 

The Stern interview is entertaining, but I usually take those interviews with a grain of salt.  The stuff he says about the Nautilus is nice but it reads like sales talk intended to help bolster sales.  It doesn't take away from the watch's beauty or desirability, but they are available if one shops around. 

 

P.S. I've also noticed some issues with my paragraphs not separating in some posts.

 

There's a world outside NYC?  Oh wait... whoops!  Heh heh.

 

I actually source any new Pateks I will end up getting from an AD in North Carolina for the biggest discounts I can get - unless I want to purchase a piece to maintain / continue my existing AD relationships in NYC.  

 

Hey, my paragraphs separate again just fine!

post #19554 of 31022
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

 

 

Adding to the porn collection.  Did I post in the right thread or should I post in poor man watch thread?  Discontinued Glashutte Original from £5500 to £2250.  My shoe/clothing budget was already blown on first day of April, but couldn't resist this bargain.... 

 

Congratulations!  This is a lovely piece!

post #19555 of 31022
that GO is a NICE pickup!
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Going downmarket this week...

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What are your opinions on these? Cartier Tank Solo extra large in gold.
post #19558 of 31022
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Originally Posted by Wongtouski View Post

What are your opinions on these? Cartier Tank Solo extra large in gold.
I appreciate Cartier's history, even though the watches don't really fit my style, but I don't think I'd go for an ETA-based one with a date window. It's a very compromised watch. I'd prefer the slimmer Piaget Cal. 430 manually-wound version if I was looking for a simple Cartier in that general design, though it's still not ideal since it's a round movement inside a square case.

I suppose the price of the steel Solo seems reasonable if you're keen on the watch and aren't fussed about the movement or the date cutout messing up the dial. There are better alternatives in the genre for the price of the mostly-18K-with-el-cheapo-steel-back version you posted, though.
post #19559 of 31022
Not to mention cheaper side scale alligator strap!

I noticed an odd trend when I lightning browsed the Cartier store in Singapore last month - the cheaper and quartz models had side scale alligator straps, the better/more expensive ones had belly scale straps. Small sample size (maybe 15 watches), but still.

Quite amusing when you notice things like that. happy.gif
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Apologies for asking perhaps the obvious, but wouldn't this be a bit too big for your wrist?

Ah. Who said the foo.gif was planning to wear this on his wrist? wow.gifdevil.gif
post #19560 of 31022
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I appreciate Cartier's history, even though the watches don't really fit my style, but I don't think I'd go for an ETA-based one with a date window. It's a very compromised watch. I'd prefer the slimmer Piaget Cal. 430 manually-wound version if I was looking for a simple Cartier in that general design, though it's still not ideal since it's a round movement inside a square case.

I suppose the price of the steel Solo seems reasonable if you're keen on the watch and aren't fussed about the movement or the date cutout messing up the dial. There are better alternatives in the genre for the price of the mostly-18K-with-el-cheapo-steel-back version you posted, though.

Thanks for your advice, honestly I'm not a watch buff whatsoever and I like the Cartier for ite asthetics only, I really have no knowledge of the straps (side vs belly alligator straps fot example). I was leaning towards the Steel solo as its cheaper and I'm practically going for the look only so the gold may be overdoing it.

Speaking of alternative, what would you recommend?
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