Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.
Two cool calibres both developed by Peter Speake-Marin
Sometimes you gotta have fun with straps....
wow thats sick!
I'm looking for some help. A friend of mine is trying to buy a "vintage" gold Rolex with an onyx facing and black leather band. I've found some photos of online of some desirable models, particularly models 1803, 1601, and 16078, but I haven't found any prices. Anybody have any idea what these models (particularly circa 1970 models) go for? Less than mint condition isn't a dealbreaker, but functionality is. We're hoping to find something under $4k. Is that feasible? Sorry if these questions are stupid. I know nothing about watches. If there's any other pertinent information or caveats we'll need to find one of these, let me know.
I'm sure you'll find more if you explore the various Rolex fora, but from my layman's perspective, you seem to be in the right ballpark.
Ooh, that's a great resource. Thanks!
If your friend wants the watch case in all gold, I think he may find himself be much closer to $5K (just due to the gold case). For under $4K I think he will probably need to consider a steel and gold case (essentially a steel case with gold bezel and gold winding crown)...although it may be tougher to find a steel and gold one with an onxy dial. Good luck!
So the brother-in-law is looking for a new watch. He likes bigger, louder watches than me so I'm a little out of my element. Went shopping with him today and found some good stuff. He liked this one and I gotta say, not too shabby. Anybody have any experience with this guy or something similar?
Its the last day of the lunar new year and it's a full moon. Happy monday!
So I was able to try on a 39mm Royal Oak Dual Time today at my local AD. Does anyone know how the Dual Time compares to the 15202 & 15300 size-wize? TIA!
Hipster-grade Horween CXL strap back on. After spending too much of the winter with my GMTII, I'm re-discovering how much enjoyment I continue to get out the Speedy.
I've found that changing straps is a good way to smack down the desire for new watches that sometimes nags at me.
...still processing "sometimes"...
Yes. Both work fine for me for strap changes. Like you said, practice is key, or you could quick-change spring bars. The last set of Camille Fournet straps I ordered had these. I was skeptical at first, but now I'm a believer. Ofrei has a tool to make these, but it costs 400 dollars.
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