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post #21931 of 31007
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thanks, D! i got it from a jewelry/watch guy in FL that we do a lot of business with with, who ordered it from an AD for me, who ordered it from JLC in swisslandz. i got a bit of a discount, he sold it to me at his cost as favor to a friend, but even so, the discount was not huge. accessories are not to sold to ADs from the manufatures at near the % cost that the actual watches are.

 

 

Thanks Stitches,

 

I think the best course of action and the proper thing to do is maybe to look and admire the band for a day or two so you can enjoy it and then sell it to me! (joking). It's really nice. The first time you posted a pic it looked like a typical back band but the new pics show it a lot better.

 

I have been looking hard for the past several months for this exact type of band, same luster, color, rolled edges and texture. I've been failing hard finding the band because either color/texture is off or it's too glossy or too flat. The only thing I'm finding close it are NOS vintage Omega straps or spend $400++ for a similar band.

 

I was only asking if it was a local supplier who may have had a batch of them. It's so hard finding good replacement straps due to the nature of the material and hand finishing. I think it would be a crap shoot getting the same band going through the chain of AD's and then to JLC Swiss.

 

So just PM me and I'll send you my address (joke, sort of).

 

Cheers

post #21932 of 31007
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Originally Posted by Devoti View Post

Thanks Stitches,

I think the best course of action and the proper thing to do is maybe to look and admire the band for a day or two so you can enjoy it and then sell it to me! (joking). It's really nice. The first time you posted a pic it looked like a typical back band but the new pics show it a lot better.

I have been looking hard for the past several months for this exact type of band, same luster, color, rolled edges and texture. I've been failing hard finding the band because either color/texture is off or it's too glossy or too flat. The only thing I'm finding close it are NOS vintage Omega straps or spend $400++ for a similar band.

I was only asking if it was a local supplier who may have had a batch of them. It's so hard finding good replacement straps due to the nature of the material and hand finishing. I think it would be a crap shoot getting the same band going through the chain of AD's and then to JLC Swiss.

So just PM me and I'll send you my address (joke, sort of).

Cheers

thanks!

yeah, for these pics i had better lighting and took my time. the strap only pics were just a teaser. id be glad to sell it to you. as long as the profit is enough that i can handle waiting another 6 weeks to order another one. : )

i would imagine though, that JLC is pretty uniform in their straps, and that another would be pretty darn close to this one, but i dont know that for sure. either way, yeah, good bands are not always easy to find, certainly not on the cheap.

lastly, this band is made for the squdra specifically, and has wide plastic end caps to fit the width between the lugs, so i doubt it would look right on any other watch anyways.

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post #21933 of 31007

Thanks but I think you would be absolutely crazy to sell the strap. It's looks perfect together with the watch. Enjoy!

post #21934 of 31007
in that case, i will keep it all for myself! thanks! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #21935 of 31007

If you have a special relationship, maybe you can hook Devoti up with a "special"?

 

Also, re. the "Jules Verne" sueded croc strap mentioned previously, have you seen anything similar anywhere else?  I have to say it was a revelation to me, and I'm wondering who else does them.

post #21936 of 31007
i can, and will always, do the best i can, for SF bros in need of services.
post #21937 of 31007
Nothing like homoerotic statements on styleforum smile.gif
post #21938 of 31007
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did you see my answer to your question and my new strap? /self promoter.
post #21939 of 31007
I did, I will be writing a more thorough response later smile.gif. 8 hour bar prep class... and I am terribly at posting through tapatalk.
post #21940 of 31007
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Ron,

 

This is a prime example of what I mentioned to Khal a page or two back.  I actually saw a similar VC on eBay when I did a quick search of examples for him.  But it's that 33mm case size that makes it so cheap, while at the same time so difficult to sell to a modern gent....

 

And also, we mostly have women in our lives, don't we?  I'd get a lot of pleasure out of seeing her wear this.  Nice pick, Ron. :)

+1

 

The size issue is true of many vintage VCs, Piagets, Pateks, APs, etc.  Years ago 31-33 was a very popular size, but with today's market favoring larger watches it limits the values and ease of selling some vintage pieces.  You kind of have to search for what was once considered the "odd ball oversized" watch to get something in the 36-38mm range on a vintage piece.

 

However, as you pointed out many of these vintage pieces would look great on the women who put up with us...I mean adore us.

post #21941 of 31007
To wit, not that anyone cares, but in the college graduation gift to my sister, I ended up having my midsize Seamaster Pro automatic hand-engraved on the underside with the date and her initials. It was quasi-meaningful because when I was much younger, she used to always ask to borrow the watch and loved to wear it. While still 36mm, looks great on her.

"Vintage" insofar as to me personally, got the watch with summer work money when I was 15. Along those lines, great feeling to gift a watch to someone you care about who is interested in them.
post #21942 of 31007
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

To wit, not that anyone cares, but in the college graduation gift to my sister, I ended up having my midsize Seamaster Pro automatic hand-engraved on the underside with the date and her initials. It was quasi-meaningful because when I was much younger, she used to always ask to borrow the watch and loved to wear it. While still 36mm, looks great on her.

"Vintage" insofar as to me personally, got the watch with summer work money when I was 15. Along those lines, great feeling to gift a watch to someone you care about who is interested in them.

Nice story - I appreciate that. My sister's graduation is coming up in a few years. Perhaps that is a good time to pass on my Stowa.
post #21943 of 31007
Recent Cartier talk made me go rescue this from my wife's jewelry drawer. She's been "borrowing" this from me for a while.



Micro CARTIER on the VII.
post #21944 of 31007
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Day off, bored in the afternoon...time for some tyre-kicking in the ever-empty Panerai boutique: I've tried the base Luminor before, and it's the most reasonably priced and, imho the "definitive" Panerai.  But given your suggestion, I tried some fancier options that caught my eye:

 

I continue to be surprised by how "wearable" these boys are in the flesh.  This 323 thing has a GMT subdial (and I like the centre second hand they've added) and 10 day power reserve, and is a monstrous 47mm of lumpy steel automatic.  I suppose because it has the wire loop instead of lugs, the feel of it is much smaller.  I was really surprised by how easy it wears.  I love that strap too.  Trivial, perhaps, but the whole thing was very appealing.

 

 

 

Almost every aspect of this watch looks awesome, the colour of the strap kinda puts me off though. If the strap was darker it would look even better.

post #21945 of 31007
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

GO REVERSO!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I can't help but agree. There is something about a Reverso that really is awesome. Your pics are doing plenty of convincing as well! I think that your new strap really completes it.

And that is very interesting regarding servicing. Personally, I am kind of scared shitless to send my watch anywhere other than La Grande Maison. I know it is pricey, but I am just incredibly OCD about that kind of stuff. With that said, the job looks OUTSTANDING. Looks like a brand spanking new watch. That has got to be a great feeling. Thanks a lot for the pictures. I may go through ABP this time, and I think that I will get a tang buckle. The JLC deployant on the MUT Moon and I just are not getting along.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

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I dig the 323 a bunch. That watch looks spectacular.

And I see what you did there in re the Tank! Sneaky Mimo. You know, if I was to get one I think I would get the Ultra Thin though... I will keep you guys up to date smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

+1

Duly noted sir.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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Terrible influence. You know Dino, I think you have me convinced on the square watch bug...
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

hanky looks awesome too!!

also agreed about reverso v tank

no comparison, but neither is the price.

That is true. Unfortunately, to me there is a little bit of a comparison--they are both rectangular. I just do not see myself owning two square watches at this point in my collection. And I cannot help but feel that if I purchased the Tank Solo, I would always want the Reverso (or something like Dino's magical Tank).
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