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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  1. Mustapha

    Mustapha Senior member

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    Tudor is owned and made by Rolex and uses a lot of the identical or similar parts, excluding the movement. Tudor generally uses ETA supplied movements while Rolex uses Rolex in-house designed and built ones.

    For the past couple of decades Tudor has not been marketed or distributed in US market due to possible brand dillution concerns Rolex appears to have. Recently, Tudor designs have been moving away from looking like Rolex clones for the same reason. Elsewhere in the world, Tudor is still promoted and sold alongside Rolex as a less expensive alternative.


    So succinctly put. This also means that the vintage Tudors are priced correspondingly lower. A 'very near' Rolex can be had for less money. It will have the famous 'Oyster' case, the Rolex coronet on the bracelet and winding crown and will be serviced by Rolex to their high same-as-factory standard.
     


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    I really didn't realize how many leather bands I own until I start counting them. [​IMG] Talk about unnecessary monetary waste. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  3. Coho

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    I haven't worn this watch for a while: [​IMG] The reason is that I never liked the hands. So I ordered some Blancpain Leman style hands and did the switch myself. The base calibre is a Valjoux 7750 so spare hands are quite easy to come by. The result: [​IMG] My UN 1846 is currently in service, so this concord RDM with zenith manual wind 655 is currently my every day watch. It gets some rotation with my chronoswiss kairos chronograph (lemania 1873 based). [​IMG]
     


  4. dl20

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    I haven't worn this watch for a while: [​IMG] The reason is that I never liked the hands. So I ordered some Blancpain Leman style hands and did the switch myself. The base calibre is a Valjoux 7750 so spare hands are quite easy to come by. The result: [​IMG]
    nice mod. now you just need to replace the stamped bezel. dl
     


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    Skagen have some of the best designs among the quartz watches that I've seen. Good taste.

    Why, thank you! [​IMG]

    *beams*
     


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    Tudor used to be called the poor man's Rolex.
     


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    Maybe next week. [​IMG] Just need to find time.

    nice mod. now you just need to replace the stamped bezel.

    dl
     


  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    An entry levels Swiss automatic:
    Raymond Weil Tradition:
    [​IMG]
     


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    Just went into my local IWC rep to ask for a price on a replacement strap..

    $590 later I've decided I might go aftermarket. Any suggestions on this? I've not had much luck googling IWC replacement straps etc or on TimeZone..

    Anyone have any experience with Ebayers on this?
     


  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Just went into my local IWC rep to ask for a price on a replacement strap..

    $590 later I've decided I might go aftermarket. Any suggestions on this? I've not had much luck googling IWC replacement straps etc or on TimeZone..

    Anyone have any experience with Ebayers on this?


    Not sure what you're after, but these guys can custom make you a strap for much less if you're not hung up on it being an IWC brand:
    www.banda.com
     


  11. gdl203

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    I have had good luck with Paris and C. Fournet bands. However, these are pricey. For the best bang for the money, PM me. I have a secret source for high quality Austrian Made leather bands at very low cost that I don't want to disclose on a public forum. First, you have to tell me your size: Short, Regular, Long, XXL

    Just went into my local IWC rep to ask for a price on a replacement strap..

    $590 later I've decided I might go aftermarket. Any suggestions on this? I've not had much luck googling IWC replacement straps etc or on TimeZone..

    Anyone have any experience with Ebayers on this?
     


  13. Artisan Fan

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    An entry levels Swiss automatic:
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    Nice watch Mark but may I humbly suggest one minor thing? Cape Cod polishing cloths would do wonders to clean up the bezel.
     


  14. mafoofan

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    Tudor used to be called the poor man's Rolex.

    Used to be?

    Just went into my local IWC rep to ask for a price on a replacement strap..

    $590 later I've decided I might go aftermarket. Any suggestions on this? I've not had much luck googling IWC replacement straps etc or on TimeZone.


    [​IMG] Do they make them long enough to wear around your waist now?
     


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    I have had good luck with Paris and C. Fournet bands. However, these are pricey. For the best bang for the money, PM me. I have a secret source for high quality Austrian Made leather bands at very low cost that I don't want to disclose on a public forum. First, you have to tell me your size: Short, Regular, Long, XXL

    Do you have unusual skins?
     


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