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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. bmac11c

    bmac11c Well-Known Member

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    GMT Master II on a Greg Stevens Leather band. Endlinks from ETUR on TRF.

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  2. Dino944

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    Great watch...but I'd rather see it on a different strap. I find that one too rustic and IMHO doesn't really compliment the watch.
     
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  3. TC (Houston)

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    Thanks, man, aprpeciate the kind words! My understanding is that strap orientation (tang at 6 as you call it) is the intended configuration. I thought it looked really weird at first, but decided to live with it, and now I think it would be weird the other way. The deployant clasp happens to fit the underside of my wrist very well--my issue is that the strap is ridiculously stiff. I've probably worn the watch 25 times and it hasn't broken in at all. If i didn't love the black so much I'd consider switching it to something more comforatable.
     
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    The black croc is notorious for being very stiff. The OEM buffalo brown is softer which is why I wanted to change it out. Something to think about. Both straps look very sharp IMO.



     
  5. no frills

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    Thank you brothers. But just imagine the kind of logistics (and insurance?) required to transport pieces like that to a show/gathering in another city (or country). Those were not the only pieces on display - there were piece uniques there, fantastic works of art, along with their full range of Nautilii and minute repeaters, plus a few priceless watchmakers who answered what must have been (to them) incredibly dumb questions from me. Hey wait, maybe they should have stayed in the lab working on replacing my missing pusher cap...

    For example, below is (published!) advice from the IWJG for Exhibitors for security concerns at their events. Wonder what fun things Patek asks from their ADs and/or local offices to put together to secure collections like the one they displayed yesterday...

    http://www.iwjg.com/EXHIBITOR-security.shtml

    Exhibitor Security

    All IWJG shows feature heavy security for our members. Nevertheless, jewelry robberies are always a serious threat: many in our industry have been robbed, especially while traveling. So in the interest of safety, please follow our tips for protecting yourself and your valuables. We will prevail as a group!
    Use our Security Services

    Contact our office to use any of these inexpensive IWJG services, exclusively for members:
    • Armed escort guards. When arriving and (especially) when leaving shows.
    • Brinks shipping for your merchandise. When possible, ship rather than carry your merchandise. Smaller dealers use UPS.
    • Brinks insurance at shows.
    General Tips

    1. Travel with other dealers. The more the safer. Change your travel plans to work this out.
    2. Never be alone. Don't let yourself get anyplace that will make it easy for them to use a gun.
    3. Get insurance! You can afford it. The alternative is financial disaster. (See our insurance tips.)
    4. Don't put your life's work in one bag. Don't try to carry too much!
    5. Don't underestimate the crooks.
      • They know each of us.
      • They are organized with teams in every major city.
      • They work every jewelry, coin, and antique show in America. We are just another payday for them.
      • Don't believe they get lucky when they steal a bag. It's what they do for a living!
      • It can happen to you.
    If You Drive

    1. Do not stop for gas. Tank up before the trip.
    2. Do not stop for food. Avoid restaurants and drive-ins, even with large groups.
    3. Do not stop to fix a flat tire. Just drive on the rim.
    4. Do not stop if your car is hit. The other driver may be a dangerous criminal: this is a common scam that uses two cars.
    5. Do not stop, period.
    6. Use valet service, if you must park. Stay out of garages.
    If You Fly

    1. Hire a cop to escort you through airport security. Do not go through security alone. The X-ray machine is a prime spot to lose your bag!
    2. Keep your bag with you at all times. Don't put it down, even for one second. Keep it on your shoulder, with a hand on it.
    In The Hotel

    1. Do not leave valuables in the hotel room. The thieves have keys too.
    2. Do not trust your life savings to the hotel lobby with only one person on duty at four o'clock in the morning.
    Other Travel Tips

    1. Do not put down your bag in the restroom. (Better to wear adult diapers than lose your life savings.)
    2. Avoid alcohol unless your valuables are securely locked up.
    3. Do not share a taxicab.
    4. Do not let anyone open a door for you.
     
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    That is some security protocol! We all know Frills has his own "armed" security at all times. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm, brown actually would have been nice today . . . All this Big Pilot talk, of course I had to wear it.

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    Love that TC. Like seeing an old friend, thanks :nodding:
     
  9. rnguy001

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    NICE. BP looks quite awesome on you

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    Thanks, gentlemen, have a great weekend!
     
  11. Gianni Cerutti

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    Fantastic...very esclusive
     
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    I'm just so blue, I don't know what to do.



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    BLUE Galways + Nautilus 5711/1A for the win!
     
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    Point, Set, and Match!!!


    Thank you sir.
     
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    Bit of a better shot of what I wore to that Patek/Govberg event last Thursday evening:

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    Marvelous!!!
     
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    Awesomeness
     
  18. dddrees

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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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