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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. no frills

    no frills Well-Known Member

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    Very nice selection of pics cchen.

    5711 today, a cool Saturday morning in NYC. I love this watch. And it sports a good deal of battle scars from a good amount of wear.

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    Sorry, TWAT shows no mercy, gives no quarter.
     
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    I've sold a handful of things on TZ and WUS since I got into watches over the last six months and had very little issue buying and selling things on those sites. Of course I've been selling between 1500-4000 bucks, so it may be easier than at higher price points for a seller with little or no reputation.
     
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    Couldn't resist bringing the OQ too.
    And they have LJ on board!
    Skål, y'all.
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    Counted down the new year with it outdoors in a park filled with Oslo folks. This thing is dirty-accurate. :)

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  5. no frills

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    Belligero! Happy new year!!!
     
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    Love the 5146 - I think it's the best of PP's "reasonably" priced pieces.
     
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    Thanks for the chuckle. :)
     
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    Might be easier to view if you used the "Upload image" function...

     
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    Does anybody here routinely switch out the strap on their watches? As previously mentioned I recently got an IWC Portuguese Chronograph and love it for pretty much all the scenarios I need a watch for except the most formal. For weekend casual wear though I would prefer to put it on a lighter honey color strap. How easy are straps to switch out and does anybody do this?
     
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    apologies, figured it out at last!...
     
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    Easy

    http://gearpatrol.com/2012/04/10/timekeeping-how-to-change-a-watch-strap/
     
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    watchrecon.com
     
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    It is very simple with a basic strap changing tool.
     
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    How much does the Grandes Seiko costs? Kinda falling for it.
     
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    Lowndes, bummer about the JLC, especially because Im a huge fran, but the IWC looks great. Congrats!
     
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    I do it pretty regularly. It is not a big deal, but there is always the risk that you will scratch the lugs. Some advice if I may. First of all, buy a quality spring bar tool. A sharp tool will hold the spring bar and make it less likely that it will slip so you don't scratch the lugs. Also, work from the underside of the watch, not from the top, so if you do scratch or nick the lugs it will not be seen.

    Some people cover the lugs with scotch tape but I have not found it necessary.

    What I also do is when I get a strap made, I will order with the quick release type bar so you don't need a tool. These come with a little knob type thing that you slide that moves the spring bar. I suppose you could just buy the spring bar like and cut a little hole in the watch strap and do it this way too.

    None of this helps you with the buckle if you will be changing that too, but scratching on the buckle is usually not as big a deal. You could also just have buckles for each watch strip so you need to deal with that at all.


     
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    Did an impromptu watch-dude swap at a concert tonight, and my 116600 ended up on stage!

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    Olav Larsen (awesome musician) had his all-original like-new-condition blue Tudor Sub in plexi, which is a hell of a cool watch and was great to wear for a while. Here it is on his wrist:

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    Photo credit: Olav

    This one of his isn't too shabby, either:

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    Photo credit also to olav1979

    I guess Norway's not the worst country when it comes to the watch thing. :D
     
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    All sweet. My affection for plexi GMTs is well-documented, and that high-grade Longines is :inlove:
     
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    Hey watch guys. I am a casual reader of this thread. Wife just informed me she would like to get me a watch for my birthday. I currently only own one watch (CVDK) so I am looking to get something more casual that is good for weekend wear.

    I would enjoy hearing thoughts for anything in the $1-3k price range. New, pre-owned, or vintage. I am fairly open minded at the moment with my only requirements being mechanical and water resistance = or > than 10ATM

    I read on this thread two good spots to visit in Boston for pre-owned. Any reliable online pre-owned sites in Europe?

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