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A nice watch with a brown strap

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bouji, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    This is still the best watch/shoe porn picture I've seen [​IMG] It was posted on here and on timezone.

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  2. Thurston

    Thurston Well-Known Member

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    Those watches I posted are all mine shown with different straps to illustrate the point that changing straps is a simple and common procedure.
     
  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    B- You have a tough time with analogies [​IMG]. I would certainly think it permissible to change out Borrelli buttons for horn ones if you so desired. Every single watch manufacturer outsources its leather bands. They are uniformly of bad quality and use the cheap part of the skin (for alligator). The only exception that I know of is Parmigiani who has Hermes make the bands for them.
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Just because it gets worn out is hardly good logic to say you should not buy an original. Take this analogy, would you not prefer to have Borelli buttons on your Borelli suit, or would you sew on the fanciest amethyst buttons set with diamonds?
    That is a) ridiculous and b) not what I said, Bouji. And for your information, a OEM Patek strap IS your analogy's "fanciest amethyst buttons set with diamonds" not a quality non-Patek strap. Don't get yourself caught up in the hype. Expensive logo does not mean better quality. If you feel you want a "Patek" strap do it for the right reason, which is ONLY it being Patek. Any ideas about it being blessed with the logo being the same as it being a quality article is clearly ludicrous. Edit: iammatt posted his reply while I was typing. Thank you.
     
  5. Tomasso

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    there are aftermarket straps that exceed the originals' quality. Some collectors always put aftermarket straps on in order to save the originals in like-new condition






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    For years I balked at putting a brown strap on a black faced watch but more recently I've taken to the look.
     
  6. Bouji

    Bouji Well-Known Member

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    This is still the best watch/shoe porn picture I've seen [​IMG] It was posted on here and on timezone.

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    wow
     
  7. Bouji

    Bouji Well-Known Member

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    Expensive logo does not mean better quality.

    Who said this? I choose original straps because my watch is a Patek, not because I like the name Patek. The strap debate has been done to death now.
     
  8. Thurston

    Thurston Well-Known Member

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    Lange Forum moderator on Timezone, top shelf photographer, shoe hound and bon vivant. :)
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Who said this? I choose original straps because my watch is a Patek, not because I like the name Patek. The strap debate has been done to death now.
    In case it has not been done to death. Here is a vintage Audemars with an aftermarket aligator strap. If you compare it to the straps above, you can see how much finer the texture and quality of the skin are than the OEM straps. Granted, you do not want an orange strap, but this one blows any strap used by an OEM out of the water.[​IMG]
     
  10. Tomasso

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    this one blows any strap used by an OEM out of the water.[/IMG]

    Did Bea make that?
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Did Bea make that?
    Yes. I have pics of two more that she made for me. let me know if you want to see them.
     
  12. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    let me know if you want to see them.

    I'd love to see them, if it wouldn't be too much trouble.[​IMG]
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see them, if it wouldn't be too much trouble.[​IMG]

    Not great pics. The pink one belongs to my wife [​IMG]
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  14. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Well-Known Member

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    If I had 5-8k US to spend on a watch, I recommend checking out the JLC Master Ultra Thin and a Girard Perregaux Vintage series. The MUT is one of the better dress watches in any price bracket while GPs can often be found, new, at heavily discounted prices (maybe not the chrono in your stated price range).

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    Re: The belief that OEM straps are the best. Patek may use slightly better straps than most of the mid-market Swiss brands, but if you are considering a Dunhill or anything in the under 5k range, there is a strong chance the strap will be made by Camille Fournet, or constructed to a similar level of quality.
     
  15. Tomasso

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    Not great pics. The pink one belongs to my wife [​IMG]

    Wifey's sporting a lot of watch there and a chronograph to boot. Very cool[​IMG]
     
  16. gdl203

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    Regardless of quality - I just would not fit a non-OEM strap.

    Even 3 mins. sounds too long.


    No offense but what a silly position. First thing that came to mind when reading this is "the guy does not deserve his PP" [​IMG]
     
  17. dizzhizz

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    A watch with a brown strap? Depends on how you want to wear your watch but them Panerais come with brown (or black straps) and are quite sporty, especially when dealing with a face size of 44mm.

    IWCs are also pretty solid - obviously must opt for the Portugese models.
     

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