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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Good guy, that Al! Not too many Canadian-made watches out there, either...

 

Yep - he's one of the best.  He's done a great job servicing some vintage Omegas for me as well.

 

Congrats on the Speedy narmee!

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I know — this one is going to him when the time comes. Nice to hear that you've have good experiences with him!

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^^^ That is freakin' gorgeous!

 

Here's one of mine:

 

 

Big for a vintage 30T2 at 37mm.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Don't the manufacturers themselves charge a lot more than 200 euro for an alligator strap? It's been years, but the last one I got from IWC was something like $400. Ludicrous. I'm using an ABP one now. Half the price, but probably about half the quality, too.

Late reply:

You can actually get almost the exact same strap from Hirsch for your IWC for around half price of the original if it is one of the more basic alligator ones like the one for the Portuguese or standard Pilots watch.

Hirsch makes the straps for IWC afaik, as they do for a lot of other companies.

I got one for my Spitfire Pilot earlier from Hirsch to replace the original and it fits perfect and you can hardly tell the difference apart from the fact that it says Hirsch instead of IWC on the inside.
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Continuing with the downmarket trend

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Agreed.

There are advantages to both:
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I just Luv the fade, but both are very nice looking.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


wrong. no such thing.

Cant buy any watches once you have expired! ("No such thing" I use to describe things true-to-life)smile.gif


Edited by ant702 - 4/6/13 at 2:30am
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Junghans :)

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the most comfortable 'sports' watch I own. And I think it looks pretty cool too. Like the majority out there, wish it didn't have the Seals branding associated with it (of course nothing against our awesome SEALS), but thankfully it's only noticeable on the caseback.

RogerP - I heard what you said about Mall-ninja'ing and I agree with you. I've mall ninja'd the shit out of a lot of things (cameras, art supplies, golf equipment etc..) but I will say this watch wasn't one of them. I just love the materials, the aesthetic and it just works perfectly (with a recent tune up from Richemont..) wink.gif
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Junghans :)

Neat classic lookfing02[1].gif

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Nicholas, that Junghans is super nice - the chrono is on my want list - love the austerity of it all.

 

rnguy - when it comes to JLC, my preference definitely runs toward their classic designs versus the contemporary stuff with all the tough-guy marketing gimmicks.  I don't doubt they are very well made - JLC is a superb manufacturer - they just aren't to my aesthetic taste.

 

My taste isn't definitive for anyone other than me, though.  I had a similar lament during the long Nataf reign at Zenith when the designs went all modern / science fiction and I lost interest in the brand.  Now the wheel has turned and they are back to producing more contemporary classics.  These new(er) models from JLC certainly have their fans, and as long as those fans are ponying up the dough, it's a good move for JLC.  Choice is good.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Nicholas, that Junghans is super nice - the chrono is on my want list - love the austerity of it all.


My taste isn't definitive for anyone other than me, though.  I had a similar lament during the long Nataf reign at Zenith when the designs went all modern / science fiction and I lost interest in the brand.  Now the wheel has turned and they are back to producing more contemporary classics.  These new(er) models from JLC certainly have their fans, and as long as those fans are ponying up the dough, it's a good move for JLC.  Choice is good.
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Cant buy any watches once you have expired! ("No such thing" I use to describe things true-to-life)smile.gif

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Enjoyed wearing this one on cordovan with denim and brogues lately; the XGT proportions are a bit non-traditional for a Reverso, but the guilloché dial is really something to see in the colourful evening light as the days get longer here. While it's not the best choice for cycling or everyday abuse, there are times and places where when it's nice to have something like this. It's the ideal Amsterdam watch, for example.



Norway more often suits something like a Sinn, though. This is what ETA-based watches are for!



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superb reverso. and it looks great on that strap.
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