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Originally Posted by Nickd View Post

I've seen this posted more than once, Eton are my favourite shirts, so I've thrifted a few and I've never seen one with broken buttons. You must have some brutal washing machines in the US.

I think the issue is that most are dry cleaned and the chemicals they use literally eat away at the buttons, or cause them to become brittle and crack. At least that appears to be the case with the Eton shirts I find that have erroded/broken buttons.
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A little bit OT but is anyone familiar enough with crystal to tell me what brand they are? The only marking is a Z inside a square.


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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

So... update on the Rolex...

Took it to an AD (per @SpooPoker's recommendation), whose watchmaker and staff were extraordinarily nice. Honestly was blown away by the service, and will be going back whenever I'm ready for a new-to-me watch.

He looked over the entire watch, and all the external parts are legitimate, 100% real Rolex parts including the bracelet, case, dial, hands, crown, etc. Then he opened the case back, and found a replaced, 25 jewel Swiss, non-Rolex movement. We both figured either some other watchmaker swindled the original owner out of the movement, and replaced it with said 25 jewel (which the maker also said was quite a good quality movement), or getting the original fixed was too costly for the then-owner who opted for said Swiss movement instead. Pictures posted below as they're on my phone...

Here are a couple photos, kind of blurry but will try to reopen case and take better pictures...


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@330CK owes you a coke

 

jk finally! satisfying to see one of these things pan out (at least partly anyways but i think that's a rocking find)

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Originally Posted by richnet12 View Post

If you are a size 38 you might like to take a look at this "Ralph Lauren" suit Linda has to offer. It's actually a RLBL suit.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RALPH-LAUREN-Gray-Wool-Button-Front-Notch-Lapel-V-Neck-Long-Sleeve-Suit-Sz-38-/311595850806?hash=item488c8f5c36


Be a sure to double-check the condition section on her stuff. I was getting really excited by a bunch of tradly things posted in (potentially) my size for dirt cheap, really good things like a navy linen J. Press suit, only to notice they were all described as having "faint cigarette smell". :brick:

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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

@330CK
owes you a coke

jk finally! satisfying to see one of these things pan out (at least partly anyways but i think that's a rocking find)

Technically it would be a Sam's Cola poured into a Coca Cola can.
post #35047 of 51082
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Originally Posted by turkey_sandwich View Post

A little bit OT but is anyone familiar enough with crystal to tell me what brand they are? The only marking is a Z inside a square.



Schott zweisel
post #35048 of 51082
Thanks @Doomsticks!
post #35049 of 51082
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Technically it would be a Sam's Cola poured into a Coca Cola can.

I loled audibly
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Darn that ol' cut glass...

Edited by Pierson v Post - 4/24/16 at 12:55pm
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@330CK
 I see this marking often, does it signify a maker or is that just a popular design?

 


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Sorry, don't know anything about cut glass. I would assume just a popular design. Cut glass really isn't popular anymore, in this area at least. You'll see a lot of older people buying in thrift stores, though.
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@330CK
owes you a coke

jk finally! satisfying to see one of these things pan out (at least partly anyways but i think that's a rocking find)

Yeah, I wish it was 100% correct too, but there's still some value there luckily. Now I need to decide what to do. Do I part it out, sell as is, or try to find a replacement movement?! Undecided at the moment, but open to suggestions haha.
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

Guess we'll find out soon!

Well I was close. It looked good. Don't part it just hunt for the movement.
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Technically it would be a Sam's Cola poured into a Coca Cola can.
Hahahahaha
post #35055 of 51082
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

So... update on the Rolex...

Took it to an AD (per @SpooPoker's recommendation), whose watchmaker and staff were extraordinarily nice. Honestly was blown away by the service, and will be going back whenever I'm ready for a new-to-me watch.

He looked over the entire watch, and all the external parts are legitimate, 100% real Rolex parts including the bracelet, case, dial, hands, crown, etc. Then he opened the case back, and found a replaced, 25 jewel Swiss, non-Rolex movement. We both figured either some other watchmaker swindled the original owner out of the movement, and replaced it with said 25 jewel (which the maker also said was quite a good quality movement), or getting the original fixed was too costly for the then-owner who opted for said Swiss movement instead. Pictures posted below as they're on my phone...

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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

Yeah, I wish it was 100% correct too, but there's still some value there luckily. Now I need to decide what to do. Do I part it out, sell as is, or try to find a replacement movement?! Undecided at the moment, but open to suggestions haha.

Glad they treated you well. They are amazing there.

I wouldn't waste the time trying to find a movement, just part it out and profit and save towards a perfect one. It will take so much time and you would never get back anything on resale on a frankenwatch.
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