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post #256 of 3538
jmills,
just about any watch bracelet will stretch over time due to wear and tear, caused by a number of factors I.e. perspiration, being heated and cooled from being worn, knocked around, the Spring bars suffering from stress due to this.. even if you simply push papers around, it might slow down the inevitable.

there is a gentleman in HK who is renowned in the watch community who restores Rolex bracelets exceptionally well. his name is Michael Young. see here:
http://www.classicwatchrepair.com/page5.html
if bracelet stretch is simply your worth (PS I don't own a sub or sub c) then getting the sub you like and getting the bracelet repaired can now be the viable option.


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post #257 of 3538
Dear Aussie Forum,

I am a 25 yo white Anglo male who lives in Summer Hill.

Should I get a Fiat 500?

Discuss.
post #258 of 3538
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Dear Aussie Forum,

I am a 25 yo white Anglo male who lives in Summer Hill.

Should I get a Fiat 500?

Discuss.

Buy a scooter instead. Get more suits. People may still think you are Lapo.
post #259 of 3538
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Dear Aussie Forum,

I am a 25 yo white Anglo male who lives in Summer Hill.

Should I get a Fiat 500?

Discuss.

Is Summer Hill a high crime area? Will you suffer because of insurance premiums? Will the car be stolen to be used in a ram raid? Could you be car jacked on the way to work?

Whats wrong with public transport?

Bottom line do chicks dig these cars?
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 2/17/16 at 4:11pm
post #260 of 3538
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Dear Aussie Forum,

I am a 25 yo white Anglo male who lives in Summer Hill.

Should I get a Fiat 500?

Discuss.


Are there refugees in Summer Hill?
post #261 of 3538
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Dear Aussie Forum,

I am a 25 yo white Anglo male who lives in Summer Hill.

Should I get a Fiat 500?

Discuss.
Assuming you're still trying to save for a house, I'd consider a Japanese made car where parts are generally cheaper and the car easy to maintain. Buy one a couple of years old too. Buying new doesn't make much sense outside of special circumstances such as new models, pre ordering(Tesla, Mustangs etc).

Also learn to service it too, as well as basic maintainence.
post #262 of 3538

Glad to see a fresh new iteration of the Australian Members thread!

 

Did anyone catch Sunrise this morning? Eric Idle was sporting a green Isaia jacket.

post #263 of 3538
"The apparel oft proclaims the man" - Polonius in Hamlet. This is quite an interesting and entertaining listen which one could share with the SO or Mrs http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/nothing-to-wear-1.3438647

They may even pick up some insights into the arcane mystery of menswear in the process.
post #264 of 3538
Thread Starter 

Girl didn't show up but pretty stoked with my new linen knit and chukkas. The jumper is really comfortable.

 

post #265 of 3538
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Girl didn't show up but pretty stoked with my new linen knit and chukkas. The jumper is really comfortable.

 

 

You're a stand up guy, mate!

 

Looks good

post #266 of 3538
Walked into the Rolex store on Castlereagh Street at lunch and they told me there was a year long wait for a SS Submariner... Any other suggestions?
post #267 of 3538
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Walked into the Rolex store on Castlereagh Street at lunch and they told me there was a year long wait for a SS Submariner... Any other suggestions?

Fake SS Submariner?

post #268 of 3538
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Walked into the Rolex store on Castlereagh Street at lunch and they told me there was a year long wait for a SS Submariner... Any other suggestions?

 

If you're really set on that style of watch, then you could either consider a Tudor Pelagos or, for a more vintage look, a Tudor Black Bay Noir.

 

Otherwise, if you really want a Submariner, look for a very lightly used Sub in good condition.

 

Here are a few that are available now, from a watch store that has branches in both Brisbane and Sydney:

 

http://www.vintagewatchco.com.au/ProductDetail/CategoryID/1/ProductID/2262

 

http://www.vintagewatchco.com.au/ProductDetail/CategoryID/2/ProductID/2236

 

http://www.vintagewatchco.com.au/ProductDetail/CategoryID/2/ProductID/2226

 

Edited to add: They've got some other Submariners, some Sea Dwellers, and a GMT with a black bezel, too:

 

http://www.vintagewatchco.com.au/watches/CategoryID/2/PageIndex/1


Edited by Journeyman - 2/17/16 at 7:55pm
post #269 of 3538
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Assuming you're still trying to save for a house, I'd consider a Japanese made car where parts are generally cheaper and the car easy to maintain. Buy one a couple of years old too. Buying new doesn't make much sense outside of special circumstances such as new models, pre ordering(Tesla, Mustangs etc).

Also learn to service it too, as well as basic maintainence.
Exactly, don't buy new. If the Mustang GT didn't have a wait list of over two years, I would have never bought new, but it was my only option. Buying used is a much better idea, two to three years old and 2/3d's of the cost. Also don't buy an A1/ VW unless you like expensive repair bills. As Fox said, look for something Japanese made.

In regards to Vintage Watch Co, they're a good bunch to deal with. Apparently a lot of their stock comes from Bris/ Gc from older people. Make what you will o that.
post #270 of 3538
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For those interested in grabbing a great deal on some Kimber and Eidos X Kimber products - jump onto http://christiankimber.com/collections/passport-sale and use the code "PASSPORTSALE" for 40% off - before this goes public next week. Products highly recommended by me and many others here. Plus Christian is a great guy, as many here will attest.

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