The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 1464
Styles mentioned in this thread:
And re: the sueded croc strap-- I've been playing around on ABP's site lately and while I don't specifically recall seeing sueded croc, that place has pangolin leather as a strap option, so I would be surprised if they don't carry/can't get sueded croc. Seems like turnaround/shipping is pretty reasonable too.
I'd also like to echo my support for anything in the 36-40mm range. I'm not a small guy and IMO it's the size range that looks best on me. Some great deals to be found in those sizes if you don't mind digging a bit, too. And re: online vintage, I've heard good things about Matthew Bain (I think he's in Miami?) and a shop in Dallas whose name escapes me at the moment. Bain skews high end though.
ETA a question-- can anyone opine on the merits of lining and padding in an alligator strap? I'd like to get one put together, and I'm not quite sure where to go in that department. Watch is 40mm diver and it would be worn mostly in warm weather. Thanks!
Edited by dlm4114 - 6/14/13 at 11:44pm
I know there was a debate earlier about the JLC Reveil but take a look at this one
There similar looking but crowns have a different function. I think the Universal Geneve are the ones who designed the Reveil movement for JLC but the Polerouter sub was very thin but waterproof dive watch and I believe the second crown was to move the bezel. There's one selling on *Bay that's already getting heavy bidding on it. Supposedly these are very rare.
I really like the patina on this watch.
If you saw that strap in person, I assure you, you would consider marrying it. :)
But I still loved the 423 more anyway...
Is the 323 on the Jules Verne (sueded croc) strap? Those are supposed to be great....I've heard that they are buttery soft right from the get-go, and they age very well. Of course most Paneristi are going to be swapping out constantly anyway.
Stitchy: love the last pic...that's a great pair.
The JV straps are amazing. Hot one for my 251 as I think it's the best looking strap on a white face PAM. Alas, I traded the 251. But still have the JV. It would look better on a tobacco dial than on my black dial PAMs. Guess ill have to break down and snag a tobacco dial luminor
No store front that I am aware of, basically handles transactions via email/PayPal.
His version of the JV should be less than $200 US, and he can do different tapers, stitch colors, pretty much whatever you want.
I believe he calls it "gold nubuck", but it's quite close to the Panerai OEM and I've only read good things, and seen lovely pics.
Here's his Facebook page:
And an old Time Zone Sales Corner listing for example...
As a disclaimer, I have no relationship with the seller and in fact have not purchased from him, but I can vouch that he returned an email inquiry very promptly and professionally.
P.S. Nice avatar, Mimo.
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.
glad to help push you in the reverso camp, they are amazing.
i was very nervous as well, but i have seen their work on hundreds of watches, many far more expensive than mine, and considering it was just a simple touch up on the high gloss and relubing the movement, the cost benefit ratio was not enough for me to send to JLC. but to each their own.
glad to share the pics, and tahkns for the kind words. it really does feel awesome.
thanks, man! clasp is JLC, i had a black gator strap before and this was the original clasp the watch came with. i just had to take it off the old strap and put it on the new one.