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post #25021 of 34184
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

There is a little beveled ring that attracts dust and such. It is difficult to get at with my polishing cloths.
I guess a better question would be whether y'all cleaned your watches at all!

moos option will work. i use a lightly damp q-tip.
post #25022 of 34184
Both of those sound like excellent ideas, far more reasonable than what I had in my shopping car on Veraet's website...

Also, I saw this video a little while ago and wanted to share it. This is not really in line with my tastes, but if I were to go down the Richard Mille, sporty Haute Horology route, I think it would be the JLC Extreme Lab. This watch is just crazy awesome, and at $50k, it is not that unreasonable.



It may be a little bit over the top, but there is no doubt that this would be a hell of a fun watch to wear!
post #25023 of 34184
q tip here too. old t shirt works wonders like you wouldn't believe. It's also infinitely easier to clean if the strap is off the lugs.
post #25024 of 34184
Now you're talking, Nuke

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Both of those sound like excellent ideas, far more reasonable than what I had in my shopping car on Veraet's website...

Also, I saw this video a little while ago and wanted to share it. This is not really in line with my tastes, but if I were to go down the Richard Mille, sporty Haute Horology route, I think it would be the JLC Extreme Lab. This watch is just crazy awesome, and at $50k, it is not that unreasonable.



It may be a little bit over the top, but there is no doubt that this would be a hell of a fun watch to wear!
post #25025 of 34184

Certainly has a lot of RM about it in style, but I think that's very cool.  That gearshift selector thing is brilliant.  Not sure it's me aesthetically, and I'm afraid I've too much Lange-love to even entertain any other $50k fantasies.  But yeah, I get it.  Nice share, Nuke. :)

post #25026 of 34184
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

q tip here too. old t shirt works wonders like you wouldn't believe. It's also infinitely easier to clean if the strap is off the lugs.

YUP!!


newC - i have seen that watch in person and it is un-efffffffing-real. KOP NAOW!!!
post #25027 of 34184
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Both of those sound like excellent ideas, far more reasonable than what I had in my shopping car on Veraet's website...

Also, I saw this video a little while ago and wanted to share it. This is not really in line with my tastes, but if I were to go down the Richard Mille, sporty Haute Horology route, I think it would be the JLC Extreme Lab. This watch is just crazy awesome, and at $50k, it is not that unreasonable.



It may be a little bit over the top, but there is no doubt that this would be a hell of a fun watch to wear!

 

I am going to be the Devil on your right shoulder advising you to think about other options in the $50K range before pulling the trigger on this one.

 

However, that's just me and my personal inclinations.  And enough of you know me by now to judge that I have a history of listening to the Devil on my left shoulder... :bigstar:

 

Funny enough I've never had to clean my dressier watches - and I wear each of them at least once a week.  Am I not wearing them often enough?  Am I blithely ignoring a pathetically dirty watch?  Maybe a little bit of both.  But for the sportier steel watches that do get grubby after periods spent in the water, sun, sand, in contact with sunscreen, etc I literally wash 'em out and wipe 'em dry with a soft cloth before putting the finishing touches with a polishing cloth if little stains remain.

 

Like so:

 

post #25028 of 34184
Stitch - where'd you see it, bro? I'd love to see on in person. Crazy as it sounds I've actually put a 'feeler' call out to my AD thinking about liquidating all my watches for this one.. decisions.gif
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newC - i have seen that watch in person and it is un-efffffffing-real. KOP NAOW!!!
post #25029 of 34184

Frilly, when I saw Nuke's post about cleaning, that pic is exactly the first one that came into my head!  Then quickly associated with your suede protector demonstration.

 

RN, you are demented.  Take a very deep breath!

post #25030 of 34184
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Frilly, when I saw Nuke's post about cleaning, that pic is exactly the first one that came into my head!  Then quickly associated with your suede protector demonstration.

 

RN, you are demented.  Take a very deep breath!

 

Speaking of dementia in general, and completely off-topic,but these are the shoes that have been whispering at me for the last few weeks.  I already have a pair of Arcas in burgundy/black ("lie de vin" in Corthay-speak), and I have yet to own a pair of purple shoes, though I wear a lot of purple elsewhere (shirts, ties, even my eyeglasses have shades of purple/magenta).  But I've seen this pair in person and they look black at first glance because of the deep burnishing.  And then the eggplant/aubergine swims to the fore...

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If I pull the trigger on this it'll be my first pair of shoes in purple.  I remember taking a deep breath when I got my first pair of navy shoes... but since I have olive shoes now, why not this one?

 

<Devil on left shoulder screams>

post #25031 of 34184
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Speaking of dementia in general, and completely off-topic,but these are the shoes that have been whispering at me for the last few weeks.  I already have a pair of Arcas in burgundy/black ("lie de vin" in Corthay-speak), and I have yet to own a pair of purple shoes, though I wear a lot of purple elsewhere (shirts, ties, even my eyeglasses have shades of purple/magenta).  But I've seen this pair in person and they look black at first glance because of the deep burnishing.  And then the eggplant/aubergine swims to the fore...
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If I pull the trigger on this it'll be my first pair of shoes in purple.  I remember taking a deep breath when I got my first pair of navy shoes... but since I have olive shoes now, why not this one?


First, I meant too say I rather liked your "Odd Job" pose with the fedora. I think a Fedora is easier to pull off than a bowler.

Now... Not to be a bad influence, but that aubergine color is so F*CKing beautiful!!! I have a wide foot so I'm not sure that last would ever fit me, but damn that's the most beautiful color I've seen in ages. If you have Olive and Navy, you have to know Aubergine is next!
post #25032 of 34184

I'm always down for a little off-topic shoe porn.  The purple rocks - go for it! I had a long pause before my first navy shoes as well, but now I'm lusting over a pair of Ruby shell Carminas.  The Arca is possessed of such tremendously elegant lines.

post #25033 of 34184
Frills: yes, I agree that there are much better options available, and trust me, I would not be pulling the trigger on a $50,000 watch anytime soon. The new job does not by any means pay that well smile.gif.

I definitely could not see myself picking one of those up anytime soon, but it is... intriguing to me.

And in regards to the Aubergine shoes--I love them. Although when I picked up a pair of Corthay's, I went for these:



I thought that the aubergine was a bit too dark for my tastes--at least for my first Corthay's. At that time, I was going through a navy kick. With a grey suit, I think they would look like the bomb dot com.

I need some more shoes in my life.
post #25034 of 34184
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I need some more shoes in my life.

 

I have precisely the opposite problem (as I try to figure out how to make space on the shoe stand for the new Vass Ilcea Museum Calf).  Love those Arcas!

post #25035 of 34184
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First, I meant too say I rather liked your "Odd Job" pose with the fedora. I think a Fedora is easier to pull off than a bowler.

Now... Not to be a bad influence, but that aubergine color is so F*CKing beautiful!!! I have a wide foot so I'm not sure that last would ever fit me, but damn that's the most beautiful color I've seen in ages. If you have Olive and Navy, you have to know Aubergine is next!

 

Hah - thanks, Dino. Yes, I suppose if I have olive and navy, aubergine isn't too far a stretch.  I quite like injecting more color here and there, but not in crazy loud bombastic ways.  Even the olive Corthay wingtips I have have a lot of brown in them.  

 

I think this aubergine will work just fine.  I will take a look at them again at Leffot tomorrow.  I fear that if I try them on, though - it's game over.

 

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I'm always down for a little off-topic shoe porn.  The purple rocks - go for it! I had a long pause before my first navy shoes as well, but now I'm lusting over a pair of Ruby shell Carminas.  The Arca is possessed of such tremendously elegant lines.

 

Ohh, the ruby shell Carminas have a deep, lovely hue.  What's holding you back?  Space in the shoe closet (as you noted below)?  (More later)...

 

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Frills: yes, I agree that there are much better options available, and trust me, I would not be pulling the trigger on a $50,000 watch anytime soon. The new job does not by any means pay that well smile.gif.

I definitely could not see myself picking one of those up anytime soon, but it is... intriguing to me.

And in regards to the Aubergine shoes--I love them. Although when I picked up a pair of Corthay's, I went for these:
  Warning: Nuke's lovely Arcas - in bergeronette, I think (Click to show)


I thought that the aubergine was a bit too dark for my tastes--at least for my first Corthay's. At that time, I was going through a navy kick. With a grey suit, I think they would look like the bomb dot com.

I need some more shoes in my life.

 

Were you able to see aubergine Corthays?  This was the first time I saw them on stock at Leffot.  They are lovely.  Now, your Arcas are the perfect way to "break the Corthay cherry," shall we say.  Are they in bergeronette?  That lovely warm caramel brown with slick burnishing was also the color of my first Corthays: the Satans, now renamed Casanova.  And I love them.  

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I have precisely the opposite problem (as I try to figure out how to make space on the shoe stand for the new Vass Ilcea Museum Calf).  Love those Arcas!

 

This has become a problem for me, especially in cramped NYC space.  I've explored storage options like those men's size shoe boxes from the Container Store, but they actually take up more space than just keeping the shoes in their original boxes and bags, shoe trees and all.  I fear that if I succumb to the aubergine Corthays I will have to give up a pair of shoes that I don't wear as often... maybe my Rider boots in cherry suede.

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