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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    This has been a bit of a trend over the past year or two. Even Target was selling shoes that were reasonable adaptations of cap toes from memory.

    Florsheim also seem to be getting back on track a bit after a long period in the wilderness.

    Places like Aquila still woeful though. I noticed they just got a big cash injection from private equity recently.
     
  2. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Another 28deg day for garment dyed suits
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  3. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Picked up a sartoria partenopea linen suit for just over $250 au delivered in khaki colour. Will post pictures once arrived. Beautiful stitches all around including two lines of stitching around lapels.
     
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  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Perfect day for this:

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    Cotton-linen safari jacket and vest, long-sleeve polo and unlined suede loafers.
     
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  5. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    'Conduit, or flanges?'
     
  6. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Where??
     
  7. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    i have a small hole in a favourite cashmere sweater and a hole in a wool cardigan. is there someone in sydney who can do repairs on them?
     
  8. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    lol pulled up my summer wool tan pants this morning saw multiple holes - in to the bin. Shame only worn this pair twice in last 2 years, and the fabric was extremely light and delicate and appropriate for a hot 32deg day like today.
     
  9. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Anyone know where I can get a cheap sapphire replacement in Sydney? Don't care about waterproofing etc.
     
  10. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    in Parra there's a watch repairer inside Mayfair Plaza. i've taken my dad's old omega there for service and he's replaced the plexi without worries. i'm sure he can do sapphires
     
  11. Oli2012

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    I know the one he fixed my Orient. How much did he charge?
     
  12. sliq

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    about $60-70 from recollection (for the replacement of the crystal only not for the service)
     
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  13. Bravo Sierra

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    Hi Oli,

    I had my Seamaster serviced by Master Watchmakers in the CBD and they were reasonable (based on my research through all other watch makers / stores). Took about 2-3 days from memory and they changed quite a few parts and did not have to send the watch away (all on-premise). Can dig up receipt what they changed if need be.

    Master Watchmakers
    Address: Suite 1004,Level 10/265 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    Phone:(02) 9264 7769


    This guy also seems to get a bit of a write up on the web and Whirpool forums:
    Max Schweizer Swiss Watch Service
    Suite 313 Level 3
    375 George Street
    Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

    Telephone: +61 (02) 9290 1469
    Fax: +61 (02) 9290 1504
    E-Mail: maxschweizersws@hotmail.com

    Doesn't hurt to compare the prices.

    Good luck and let me know how you go.

    B.
     
  14. Foxhound

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    I have a Seagull 1963 Reissue that needs to be looked at. It stopped working a few years back and has been sitting in the drawer ever since. Does anyone have any recommendations in Melbourne?
     
  15. md2010

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    How long did it work before stopping?
     
  16. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Wouldn't be able to tell you. Didn't have it long. Perhaps nine months.
     
  17. md2010

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    Beautiful piece. Was thinking of buying one.
     
  18. Foxhound

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    Yeah.

    If you are, I might send you this one, it needs to be fixed, and I'm not sure if I'll actually wear it.
     
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  19. sliq

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    Max Schweizer is great - he is Rolex alumni from my understanding. Though he's semi retired - his son is also a watchmaker/repairer and runs the show. They serviced a datejust of mine recently and did a great job.
     
  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    OMG I just gave my son a lesson in ironing a shirt. He watched while I did half then he did half.

    I feel as if I have just inducted him into some secret mens lodge :D mind you i did tell to get married and that way the Mrs would do it for him.

    On the subject of watches do you think one of the people mentioned may be able to procure a hexagonal crystal?Or know where i could have one made. I have taken it to Omega and they sent it to Switzerland and returned it un-repaired, its a 1983 model.
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