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(More) pics or it didn't happen!
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no sir The World's Most Complicated Timepiece to be Sold at Antiquorum's 35th Anniversary Sale in November - Estimate: 4,500,000 to 5,500,000 Swiss Francs (approx. $4,420,000 to $5,400,000)
Oh my...
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A fair number of Paneristi here, huh? Okay, here's my baby:








AWESOME "Base"!
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Question. I just bought a JLC Master Compressor Geographic. Got a smoking deal on it from Tourneau of all places (over 50% of retail). On a leather strap but I really had wanted my next watch to be on a bracelet. So I'm trying to decide whether to put the bracelet on the JLC or on my other watch, a very well loved, on its way to being a beater PAM049. I know I like the looks of the PAM on an bracelet but can't decide about the JLC. Any opinions?

I move at tortoise like speed when it comes to watch decisions, it took me 4 years to buy the PAM and another 3 to get the JLC. You can imagine the pain the bracelet decision is causing me, I'm trying to compress that down to a week.
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I've been to MunichTime Watch Fair yesterday and got to take a look at the new A. Lange & Söhne "Zeitwerk". Although too big for my small wrists, it certainly looks nice. Construction is of course.
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Simply said, this watch is nothing compared to all the dozens upon dozens of great watches in here. However, as the first watch I have ever bought, purchased with my first paycheck at the late age of 18 (), I am proud to say that this is the first of (hopefully) many more watch purchases.

It's a Seiko 5 on a NATO strap bought from natostrap.blogspot.com, which I'm sure most of you guys know about already

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It's a Seiko 5 on a NATO strap bought from natostrap.blogspot.com, which I'm sure most of you guys know about already

That's a nice looking watch - I know Seikos don't get a lot of love here, but I think they're a good value and some of the models are quite sharp looking.
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That's a nice looking watch - I know Seikos don't get a lot of love here, but I think they're a good value and some of the models are quite sharp looking.

There are plenty of people here who appreciate a top quality Seiko.
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Well since Swatch group owns both Omega and ETA, technically they are in house, no? Especially as Swatch is threatening to stop selling movements outside of their group after 2010.

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Anyone know if they are using a new in-house movement on the Speedmaster as well?
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Very nice Seiko !
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That's a nice looking watch - I know Seikos don't get a lot of love here, but I think they're a good value and some of the models are quite sharp looking.
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Very nice Seiko !
Thank you, I'm pretty happy with it, especially for a grand total of $72. I'm trying to save up for a Sinn 656 or a Stowa Airman Ikarus though, so I need to limit my spending for a little bit...
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Not a fan of the Panerai.

Pity. More for the rest of us then...









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^ Nice.

What strap is that on the ti Automatic Luminor (pic 3)?
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^ Nice.

What strap is that on the ti Automatic Luminor (pic 3)?

I am going to speak Paneristi jargon now, but I am sure you are familiar with it.

The strap on the 28A is a first generation Dirks deluxe calf strap in chocolate brown. However, I have, over the years, slowly distressed it. Here are a few more pics:


Start of the distressing process - its still rather dark in colour


End of the distressing process - its more tan than brown.

Distressing recipe:

1) chlorine bath - 1 part pool chlorine to 8 parts water (over night)

2) salt water bath - I swam with the strap in the ocean daily for 3 months (when I was living in Aust)

3) light sand papering of the sides - very gentle to rough up the edges

It is now the softest strap I own and holds up very well to the distressing process.

Gaz
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^ Well done

I've looked into Dirk straps earlier but couldn't find an European supplier.

Btw, I'm pretty happy with this one from Manifatture Firenze. You could see a glimse of it on my 177 in a recent WAYWRN pic. It's great for the price.
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