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Originally Posted by dl20 View Post
Bit of a threadjack but what are you guys using to transport your watches for travel and so forth? I'm back and forth between my home on the weekends and an apt in a different town during the week and want some options. I usually pick one watch for the week and stick with it but sometimes I get bored. I was looking at Michael Sanders "Timetote" on the TZ board but its a bit expensive for what it is. I'm totally anal about keeping my watches in pristine condition and cheaper cases dont look like they protect the watch very well. I'll probably go for the timetote but wanted to see what others are using.

dl

I'm using a Schedoni case - have a look at my blog below, it's one of the most recent posts...

/M
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Thread Starter 
I use a case like this. I never feel the need to take more than 3 watches when I travel

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That suede lining is awesome.
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post
/M
The dial on that Submariner has a beautiful patina.
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Lovely Rolex.
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
The dial on that Submariner has a beautiful patina.

This is probably a silly question, but how do dials actually age and develop a patina, given that they are always protected/enclosed? I understand how the lume changes colors, but what about older dials that have chipping or streaking to the letters or numbers, scratches, other marks, etc.?
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The watch car?



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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by spertia View Post
This is probably a silly question, but how do dials actually age and develop a patina, given that they are always protected/enclosed? I understand how the lume changes colors, but what about older dials that have chipping or streaking to the letters or numbers, scratches, other marks, etc.?
Exposure to light/sun affects the properties of the paint, lume (especially tritium). Big changes in temperature can also contribute to paint/dial wear. Scratches are likely due to services and careless handling of the dial outside of the case. Note that often tiny hairline scratches on the crystal can give the impression of scratches on the dial.
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The Stowa arrived today. Fucking beautiful and it looks great with the DiModell croc strap I picked up for it. I'll post up pics soon.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
The Stowa arrived today. Fucking beautiful and it looks great with the DiModell croc strap I picked up for it. I'll post up pics soon.

Looking forward to seeing it. I'm thinking of picking one up at some point. Which model did you get?
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Looking forward to seeing it. I'm thinking of picking one up at some point. Which model did you get?
Marine Original w/Roman Numerals. I think it looks much classier than the regular Marine Original which I saw in person and thought looked almost too white and painted on.
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My new Stowa. Putting a pic on a forum is new to me - can someone tell me how to get a bigger pic in a post rather than a thumbnail? (
LL
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Recently repaired L.L. Bean Hamilton wind-up:





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