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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. Singular

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    In my opinion the cordovan straps are beautiful - but very, very hard to use since the leather is too thick, just as many cheap "leather" NATOs. These "lift" the watch too much and the watch becomes high and wiggly...

    /M
     
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    Where'd you get it?
     
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    agree, and not feeling it on the Rolex unfortunately. If they'd shave that cordovan down a bit they'd maybe make a case, but that foldback part still ruins the flow. Plus, it'd erase the Horween logo, and that's the whole point for many. :p

    Some of the tool watches like the Damaskos and Sinns would look better on the cordo NATOs but still, it's an awkward product.
     
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    Nice shot of your AP. BP = Blancpain?
     
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    :nodding:
     
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    Still assessing what I think about the NATO cordovan. The leather is undoubtedly beautiful. While it is soft and supple it is not as thin as my other leather NATO, made from kangaroo, courtesy of Singular. I wonder whether this type of strap is better suited to a watch with a larger case size?

    It was a bit of a pain to fit - I had to remove the spring bars and even then it wasn't especially easy.

    Got the strap from a local dealer. It's made by Da Luca using cordovan from Horween.
     
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    I think in that post. BP = IWC Big Pilot.


    Love that 15300 echau!!:)
     
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    Well, at least I didn't guess British Petroleum. :satisfied:
     
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    Opps, no, I meant IWC Big Pilot.
     
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    EDIT: Didn't see the reply :(

    EDIT of the EDIT: Edit fail...
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Looks good :).
     
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    This side-by-side shot gives a truer picture of the size differential, which, as can be seen, is not great:

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  17. Newcomer

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    Ya know, never really liked the look of APs, but my goodness, on the wrist that is one lovely looking watch. Much more elegant than I envisioned it being.
     
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    Grand Seiko today:

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    Awesome Seiko. I've been meaning to add a GS to my collection for some time now.
     
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    These are my latest finds for restoration:

    Ellis Exeter - 1869
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    Ingersoll
    Unmarked with Grossman Movement
    Unmarked - believe to be Swiss ladies

    Its going to be fun!
     
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