The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 1741
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Probably my favorite design from them. Really an exceptional piece.
Haha, thanks johnvw and akatsuki. The coyote fur collar was harvested from Billy Reid's "lafayette" coat, available via their Heirloom line last year. I think it's been discontinued though.
I originally got the Lafayette coat but I didn't like the RTW version and how it fit me. Just little things to be expected from something that's not bespoke, given my weird proportions. I'm not exactly model material 5'11" 160 pounds haha. In any case, here's a pic from tumblr or some place of the original coat:
I guess it fits this guy OK, but it wasn't tapered enough for my tastes. So I had my tailor take the coyote fur collar and make a coat for me (the camel colored one from the previous page).
Very interesting to see what the original coat looked like. I greatly prefer what you did with yours, and I agree the original wasn't tapered enough. I also think the camel color looks richer and I prefer it with the coyote fur collar. Your tailor did a great job.
ZOMG SAME HERE!!
set aside my rolex for the JLC today (no vis). forgot how much i love it. i think my issue is that i am just so lazy that i tend to stick with what i have from yesterday, as opposed to putting one back in the box and taking out another. its like 15 seconds of my time, but i just rather grab what i left on my dresser the night before and run with it. im so lazy. pathetic.
also, i think i have recovered from sending away my panny. not sold yet, but its been sent off and my heart has recovered from the original shock.
Cheers gents. Moo - it's a vintage piece dating back to the early or mid-sixties at best guess. My watchmaker can accurately date it by referencing the Omega archives, but it is running so well at present I don't think it will be heading for service any time soon. Movement is the rock solid Omega 30-T2 hand wind. It is very much an oversized piece for the time @ 39mm, and the very thin bezel makes it look even larger.
Quite a looker.
Sapphire? Or is it an old acrylic crystal? Nice pics either way.
It's a beauty, and the size makes it look so modern. The blued second hand really makes it too. It could easily be a new "retro" edition Aqua-Terra or something, except that now they wouldn't be able to resist writing stuff all over the dial somehow!
It's definitely no more recent than mid-sixties in my inexpert opinion: mine's about 1970, and even from a year or two before that, the case shapes seemed to change a bit. You really picked a plum there.
It's acrylic Keith - sapphire wasn't much in use back then.