The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

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  1. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Senior member

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    Two cool calibres both developed by Peter Speake-Marin

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  2. SteveH35

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    Sometimes you gotta have fun with straps....

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    wow thats sick!
     


  4. StephenHero

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    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.

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  5. mimo

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    Ooh, that's a great resource. Thanks!
     


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    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!
     


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    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?
     


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    Its the last day of the lunar new year and it's a full moon. Happy monday!
     


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    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!
     


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    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.


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    ...still processing "sometimes"...
     
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    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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