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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Belligero

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    Leic-a? :plain:

    More like Leic-nah. :teach:
     

  2. Winot

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    No-leica
     

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    They should stick to making cameras.
     

  4. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Stylish Dinosaur

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    Leica: For everyone who likes Nomos watches but wishes they were twice as expensive.
     

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    Agreed on the Leica review. Huge logo. Dumb dot. Crazy prices for manual wound watch with a movement that they didn't develop in-house. 14mm is pretty thick too.
     

  6. Belligero

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    And half as attractive. :bored:
     

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    What were Leica thinking? An amalgamation of seemingly other brands (only worse) mixed in with Leica. And that price?
     

  8. Belligero

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    Hey dudes.

    Well, I made a huge mistake. While swapping around bracelets, I managed to put a pair of full-width flangeless spring bars on a case without lug holes. :facepalm:

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    What makes it even more embarrassing is that I’ve previously mentioned the importance of making damn sure not to do this when dealing with different types of bars.

    The good news is that I couldn’t be more pleased with how a brushed-link Oyster looks with the black dial, since the combination is now semi-permanent at least:

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    I guess that’ll teach me not to play with watches and monitor the new baby’s nap at the same time. :tongue:
     

  9. Dino944

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    Uh oh! Well, at least if you made a semi-permanent mistake, it resulted in a nice appearance for the watch. It sort of gives it the look of the early "Floating Cosmograph" 16520s, which were delivered on Oyster bracelets with all links having a brushed finish.
     

  10. Belligero

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    Aw — thanks, Dino.

    Yep, having the option of fitting the 78360 bracelet that was on the early examples of the Daytona was one of the reasons I kept the 16520 over the 116520. (It'll match up seamlessly to either case with the correct end links, but looks a bit goofy with the newer model's polished lugs.)

    It wouldn't be an issue at all if I hadn't moved to a new city last year, but now my friend who's a watchmaker isn't so close by any more, so it'll be quite a while before it has a chance to get sorted.

    Anyway, it's obviously not a big deal in the grand scheme of things — and I love the combination enough that I don't really mind if does end up being stuck like this, as it's way more my style than the polished links — just posted it as a cautionary tale. So don't be a dumbass like me. :p

    And it definitely could have been worse:

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    This is the universe's way of telling you that the brushed Oyster bracelet is the best pairing for that watch.

    Luckily, the universe is right about this ;-)
     

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    been a while since I took a photo of a watch. But here it is: Omega CK2998 (2017) paired with some new calfskin strap from Veblenist.

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  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Home coming for the Rad

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    Hi all, first time posting here...hope it's the right place. I Just picked up this guy. I've had Omega, Sothis, Sinn, but this is my first B&R - it strikes me as being really well made and everything runs quite smoothly.

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    That's cool. You don't see too many B&R's around.
     

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