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ABP does indeed have sueded gator! It is under their basic alligator, under colors smile.gif.
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I woulden't say that this watch is in the best condition, but it is a Baume and Mercier from the late 1960's so we have to show it some love!

It's an automatic incabloc. It was bought by my Dad's Uncle in Geneva in the 60's, still works like new!

I personally love the bracelet..

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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.

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Originally Posted by MatthewG18 View Post

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.

 

If you saw that strap in person, I assure you, you would consider marrying it. :)

 

But I still loved the 423 more anyway...

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If you saw that strap in person, I assure you, you would consider marrying it. :)

 

But I still loved the 423 more anyway...

ahahah i probably would try and marry the majority of the watches i have seen on this thread :P

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No doubt!
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If you saw that strap in person, I assure you, you would consider marrying it. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post



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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
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Hot one for my 251

 

Most unintentionally accurate typo of the week!

 

And it looks awesome with a black dial on the 323.  I promise. ;)

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Anyone interested in a Jules Verne strap may want to check out Peter with Watchacc. He's an online (Asian?) seller, does custom stuff and has a good rep in the WIS community.

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:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Watchacc-Watch-Accessories-Page/202634479808387

And an old Time Zone Sales Corner listing for example...

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6372390&rid=56354#msg_6372390


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.
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^^ Thanks Keith; it's from this week's "Friday Challenge"; in which I'm tanking as usual, but at least found a use for one of the pics.  I enjoyed this one!

 

Great tip on the straps; they look pretty incredible value compared to ABP.

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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. smile.gif

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.
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Stitch that Reverso is awesome man. I was about to suggest that anyone looking in the <$5k range check out a used/vintage Rev. And the strap is perfect, you can tell it's made for that watch, it fits with the lugs perfectly. Is the clasp from the JLC mothership too?

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.
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This will be sharing time (pun intended) on my wrist with my OuJ sometime next week...

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looks amazing.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

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.

Zippy,

That Tank Basculante is very cool! The last time I came across one I believe it was a quartz version, and as I'm sure you know the manual wind models are the ones that are more sought after (especially since they have F.Piguet movements). Great watch thanks for sharing some photos.
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This will be sharing time (pun intended) on my wrist with my OuJ sometime next week...
 

 

Forgive my ignorance; is that a custom order from Richard Murphy?  It looks wonderful.  And as a seguet from the previous subject, great strap choice!

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