The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^ Agreed. The 5002 looks much better than what has followed it. Same can be said for the MkXV, Aquatimer 3536 and Inge 3227, IMO.
     
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    +1 on Di-Modell. Even with their recent price increases. The Aero lining is definitely good if you sweat.

    Surprised you had trouble with ABP. Never heard anything but good things about them.
     
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    do i need tools to switch watch bands and shorten metal bands? or can i make do with stuff around the house
     
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    which tool is that (the forked pick type thingy?)? any good ones i should buy?
     
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    depends on how the links/strap are attached to each other/the lugs. may need a screw driver. if they are just pressure pins, you really need a vice, a small awl or a large pin, and a little hammer. for the strap, you just need a small precision screwdriver to take out the spring bars.

    however, if you do not know what you are doing, which you probably dont (no worries, no one does who doesnt do it all the time), you can easily lose pins and or fuxxor up your watch. best to go to a jewelry store and pay a few bucks to have it done right, and let them have the liability if something goes wrong. trust.

    you can probably buy all the tools online, but it will be far cheaper to just take it to a store to do it. will take 5 minutes max.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]After much contemplation, I traded my 5146 for a Nautilus annual.
    Overpriced, but what else is so durable, useful, masculine? Perhaps only the sub.
    Had to pay near list but happy. Came from Tourneau Chicago. Looks better from a distance, but growing on me. I put it on rubber since I wash my hands a lot and summers are hot here.
    Don't laugh at my small wrist!

    [ATTACHMENT=4337]IMG_0283.JPG (1,654k. JPG file)[/ATTACHMENT]
     
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    Very nice, Congrats.
     
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    that watch is the ducks nuts. i love the 5146, but the nautilus is just as much of a winner.
     
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    Fun shot at work.

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    What do you do for a living?
     
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    The Sig version of the Walther is just a discrepancy...he's just a simple horologist with a license to kill.
     
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    Accountant for the mob (you can see his calculator on the left).
     
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    i work on the operations side, in the back offices of a jewelry store, that was for many years a pawn shop. we still do a lot of buying, but now its by appointment only, and for mostly higher end stuff. and very minimal if all all pawning (ie. collateral loans). even though it no longer is a pawn shop, there are still remnants of the old days. my bosses gun, above, for one, and the shotgun behind the counter for another.

    :)

    sidebar - guns scare the crap out of me, and i hate being around them.
     
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    :laugh: or those things.
     
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