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the best natos i have seen and got are the ones from Timefactors.com plus Eddie is a stand up guy
post #4067 of 34052
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Originally Posted by Jbreen1 View Post
I'd rather get a new one so I know exactly what I'm getting. I'd rather spend the extra money. Maybe I'll just take a train to NY one of these days and go to the main store they have there.

FYI, Tourneau/Soiffer Haskin sale in NY is next month
post #4068 of 34052
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Originally Posted by kapay View Post
Does anyone know of any other watches that allow for exhanging nylon straps aside from the J. Crew Timex one? I like the strap options but I don't like the watch itself. Sorry if this is the worng place to ask.

Kapay, most watches will allow for simple strap changes (provided they don't have integrated bracelets--i.e. bracelets that are actually fixed to the watch head). Find a watch you like and purchase some nylon or nato straps separately. You'll want to make sure that the strap is the right width for your watch though (in most cases between 18-22mm).

Check out http://natostrap.com/ or http://timefactors.com/nato.htm for some options.

Hope this helps.
post #4069 of 34052
Well, I know of another shop as well...

/M
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Whatchuseek thread

Shopped, possibly, but fuck me...lots of photos. Three to start you off.





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Originally Posted by vbuskirk View Post
Alright you bastiches. Here's the other side. I'm not a Rolex fan; I just happen to have a very passionate affair with this one particular watch. I agree with KtownGreg who said "Often simple is best."




Just shows how tastes vary as I had that watch and thought it wasn't that great, too small and too expensive for what it was for me....now have a Sub which is OK but still not great shakes as far as I am concerned when I look at others, also have an Omega Aqua Terra which I feel is a great value and looks very good!
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/M
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post


/M

greatness!! love that sporty strap, too - what is it?
post #4074 of 34052
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post
greatness!! love that sporty strap, too - what is it?
Edit: nope not a rally strap, my mistake. Chopard makes OEM ones, but check Di-Modell and Hadley Roma for aftermarket PS Edit: Hirsch calls it a Rally strap
post #4075 of 34052
have to agree with this- finally got the explorer but have grown a little disenchanted with it. its to do with the size and lack of, for want of a better word, solidity. i had got used to wearing the speedmaster and that does feel like a lot more watch, the whole construction feels better, the rolex is almost tinny by comparison. the explorer is still a good watch but not worth the money when you consider the other options out there IMO. by the way i got a nato from singular and it is great quality, as good as timefactors IMO.
post #4076 of 34052
1961 Railmaster, all original and some pocket watches
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post #4077 of 34052
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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post
have to agree with this- finally got the explorer but have grown a little disenchanted with it. its to do with the size and lack of, for want of a better word, solidity. i had got used to wearing the speedmaster and that does feel like a lot more watch, the whole construction feels better, the rolex is almost tinny by comparison. the explorer is still a good watch but not worth the money when you consider the other options out there IMO.
by the way i got a nato from singular and it is great quality, as good as timefactors IMO.

My thoughts exactly, the Aqua Terra I had really turned me around on this one as I used to think it was the style of the watch that was the problem but after owning the Omega and seeing the slight difference in size (39mm vs 36 for the Explorer) and the build quality I fell in love with the style again, plus the fact that the Omega new was less than a grand from what I paid for my explorer over 6 or 7 years ago was a refreshing surprise, I really cannot believe they get away with charging what they do for the Rolex nowadays given that it hasn't changed at all, thankfully when I sold mine I didn't lose as much with the sale as I could have as their secondary market values now are pretty horrible.

FWIW here is my Omega again...


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Originally Posted by Mathew J View Post
Beautiful watch. Unless the watch is task specific (and used as such), I find many watches are too busy even though I may respect the complication. Like a woman trying too hard with too much makeup.
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Two thumbs up. The BigP's original dial is so much better than the new one
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