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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Encore

    Encore Senior Member

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    This part I don't agree. Just image the steps he described and we will found it very unlikely to happen. i.e. does factory skip the welts on the toe? otherwise how could this be done.

    I am posting 3 photos from Saint Crispin's to show how they do it.

    I have seen a lot of toe plates done flat and perfectly without topy, but I just don't think it makes sense to discuss with him on how it can be done (as I don't know about the details.)

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    I agree with you. From everything i've seen, they'll cut the outsole after it's been stitched to attach the steel plate. I didn't want to get into a debate with him on it so i just moved on.

     

  3. Encore

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    Likewise.

    However I do notice he seems to carry toe plate in similar thickness, the depth of the leather you can cut in on each pair of shoes is different (depending on how deep the welt is), it could be possible that he cannot do it better due to the thickness of the toe plate.
     

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    Thread has basically turned into:

    “The official Toronto shoe repair thread”
     

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    lol.... I love shoes. I am practicing mirror shine recently (haven't get any success T-T), those are the ones I am working on right now.
     

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    Personally, I wouldn’t bother with the cost of steel toe tap if I was going to Topy the entire sole. The Topy itself is good enough to protect the tip.
     

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    Not for everybody. I grind down dainite soles at the tip and heel.
     

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    Anyone head to the Mississauga Harry Rosen outlet yet today? Wonder if there is anything good worth grabbing.
     

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    Are there any watch lovers here in TO that can recommend a good place/person that services and repairs vintage mechanical watches? I received an old Omega Seamaster DeVille from my grandfather that needs servicing and could use a good polish/cleaning too. I thought about sending it to Omega directly, however I want to avoid spending more than the actual value of the watch.

    Additionally, I'm also looking to buy my first stainless steel "luxury" watch - maybe Rolex, Tudor, Grand Seiko, JLC, Omega or Cartier. Do you have any recommendations for authorized dealers who are great to deal with and possibly even willing to provide a bit of a discount?

    Thanks!
     

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    Zero experience, but Darlour Watch in St David’s should be able to help out that vintage Omega.
     

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    I only have a Omega PO 8500 from like 5 years ago, but my experience then was that you can negotiate with most stores. Not sure if you can get a discount with Rolex, but Omega for sure. Most stores were giving 15% at the time, i literally just asked what they can do for price after trying the watch on. The amount of discount seems to follow the level of the brand. Never got anything higher than 15% for Omega, lesser brands have seen up to 20-25%.
    I recently looked at a Tudor at FCP and the employee offered discount without me asking. Cant' remember the exact number but there's more wiggle room to what they offered.

     

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    I have never used this guy, but he's in my old neighbourhood, and always seems busy. Last time I asked, he was charging $150 to clean and re-tune a mechanical watch (I'm not sure of the right terms or the work that is done).

    http://littleshoppeofhorology.ca/about-us/our-partners

    http://littleshoppeofhorology.ca/services/watch-repair

    Seems to be a certified repair shop for many reputable brands.

    I also inherited an Omega from my late father, so I will give this shop a try eventually.

    Would love to know if others have a recommended shop for this kind of work.

    For stainless steel automatic watches, I really like Seiko 5 series and have several. Also have a Seiko Kinetic. Solar watches are on the horizon as well. I know they're not in the same league, but maybe worth considering.
     

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