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Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Riva

    Riva Distinguished Member

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    Nice straps.
     

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    Homage to Roger's watch a few pages back. His is mechanical though...
     

  3. Riva

    Riva Distinguished Member

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    But do they black polished / zaratsued the case side and bezel as well?
     

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    Medwed Distinguished Member

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    Unlikely.
    However, in for sale listings I was able to find sellers mention enamel dial as one of the selling features. So perhaps it is exactly the same face and body as mechanical version of this watch.
    I love the size and case shape. Not so much the lightness. I like to feel the watch on my hand , makes me aware it is there and consequently I bang it less.
     
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    I know there are a million options, but any recommendations for a nice leather band for a vintage Omega? I'm thinking black, maybe a lizard even? Just looking for a few recommendations to narrow down the field. Thanks!
     

  6. Riva

    Riva Distinguished Member

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    Let the pic does the talking. The brand doesn't even matter, this is style territory.
     

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    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Er......a million options.
     

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    Sò più de eà che de qua.
    I'll help, rather than just snark:

    Di-Modell "Teju Lizard".
    The quality is excellent, very comfortable, durable, and the strap is not expensive for that quality. Check Holben's, FredaStraps, etc.

    This is what it looks like on my 1958 Omega Seamaster, after several years of use:

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    I think the scale of the smaller, tighter, and more evenly dispersed lizard skin (as opposed to alligator, crocodile, ostrich, etc.) really looks very elegant and discreet on a smaller, thinner, vintage watch, and also much more luxurious than plain calf.
     
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    I usually just search on Ebay for the straps, often find exactly what I am looking for. Not sure why searching for watchstrap requires an advise, unless you are Foo :foo:

    and must spend 799.00 on the strap else it is not adequate..
     
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    Because some people have very small wrists and there is too much excess leather after punching an additional hole. Also some are anal about details being SF and all so they want a faithful 1 hole.

    Agreed on the irrelevance of the price.
     

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    Yes, the common 120mm is too long for me, 110 is much better.
    I highly recommend https://www.watchgecko.com/
    Excellent quality&service at reasonable price.
     

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    I echo your recommendation of Watchgecko - who have rather a good sale on at the moment.

    I find the Christopher Ward short straps to be very good; I buy them in their sales.
     

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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    @duff406

    Panatime is a good reasonably priced source.

    Having worn a small (35mm - small by modern tastes) vintage Omega a lot, I can recommend a couple of things:

    - Get an untapered strap with buckle. It gives a smaller watch a bit more masculinity and presence.

    - Thicker, textured leathera and hides, and/or contrast stitching also add some presence and feel fresher and younger.

    - Black is nice for formal/business wear, but try browns, burgundies and blues to add a bit of versatility and character.

    My favourite straps on the Omega in the pic were a thick grain leather in brown, and a brown alligator from Hirsch, both untapered (18/18).

    I currently wear a similar '67 Zenith on a mid blue leather untapered strap with cream stitching.
     

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    At the helpful suggestion of @RogerP , @Vennessian , @Veremund and others, I opted for a black lizzard for my cir. 1962 model. Not the best pic but I coincidentally had it on when I saw your post so I snapped a quick pic with my phone. I’m pleased with the pairing. Thanks again for the help.

    Note: I was specifically looking to dress it up with something in black.
     
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    This kind of dials would look better with some gray shades. Either nubuck or suede.
     

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