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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. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    I merely mentioned it in a list of watch companies I knew nothing about when asking for a reccomendation. Ater reading various threads, it seems this forum is not too favorable of B&R.

    People who disliked these watches previously are now suddenly interested in them. Perhaps another case of the Guido effect?

    I'm certainly not immune [​IMG] .

    - you guys crack me up![​IMG]

    Can we get some lume shots of the B&R?
    Here ya go from the other night. I changed to the black alligator as I was wearing black boots. (for some reason I thought I had posted these, I know I posted them on TZ & have converted a few - must be the Guido effect [​IMG] )
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  2. Lucky Strike

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    Here's a real rarity, reported stolen on another board. It disappeared from a courier shipment in Italy: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. samurai

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    What do you guys think of this combo?

    I'm thinking that it will only look better when the strap gets worn, abused, & spilt on!

    Especially in summer.

    FYI - the strap is made of a nylon sail-like cloth with a water-proof soft leather backing.

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    I would dunk that strap in strong black coffee right now. It will do it a world of good. JMO. Larry
     
  4. Singular

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    In my blog, I post one vintage (in a VERY liberal view...) watch every Sunday, and I thought I might as well share it with you. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    More will come, stay tuned.

    /M
     
  5. 2Scoops

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    anyone know of a good place online to get an aftermarket croco leather band with deployment clasp? or are these things typically sold seperately?
     
  6. Coho

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    that Cartier is such a classic, the very first design that I've seen in real life with screwed bezel.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    anyone know of a good place online to get an aftermarket croco leather band with deployment clasp? or are these things typically sold seperately?

    there are a few large-scale croc strap sellers on the timezone sale forum
    they also sell aftermarket deployants, though I find the OEM a bit nicer (and 5-10x the price)
    croc straps (new) range from about $75 to 250+ for the OEM
     
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    I normally dont like fashion watches but for some reason I really like this? http://s7ondemand4.scene7.com/is/ima...82?$detail475$
    I don't know what kind of over-designed crap Zenith likes to put out now but you should look at Zenith El Primero powered chronographs from a few years ago, which have similar design, instead of that Burberry watch and its $10 quartz movement.
     
  11. GuidoWongolini

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    New shoes arrived for my B&R - Strap from www.heroic18.com Man it is THICK, approx 6mm (I should have gone for 4 mm) [​IMG]
     
  12. Coho

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    Interesting Maserati logo on the buckle


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    that Cartier is such a classic,

    +1
     
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    Just picked up this baby this afternoon. JLC Mater Control Ultra Thin- Rose Gold, Brown Croc Strap
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  15. jgold47

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    What do you guys think of this combo?

    I'm thinking that it will only look better when the strap gets worn, abused, & spilt on!

    Especially in summer.

    FYI - the strap is made of a nylon sail-like cloth with a water-proof soft leather backing.

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    I didnt at first, but the more and more I see that picture I really like the strap. Mind if I ask where you got it from?
     
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    New shoes arrived for my B&R - Strap from www.heroic18.com

    Man it is THICK, approx 6mm (I should have gone for 4 mm)

    [​IMG]


    Nice!
     
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    Timex (circa 1985)...juuuuust kidding. Revue Thommen (Cricket Club) purchased in Zurcich, Switzerland in 2003.
     
  18. GuidoWongolini

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    I didnt at first, but the more and more I see that picture I really like the strap. Mind if I ask where you got it from?

    My local dealer.. In Australia.

    The strap is by Italian company called Bros - have got quite a few & all very good quality.

    Good luck
     
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    I didnt at first, but the more and more I see that picture I really like the strap. Mind if I ask where you got it from?

    I was just at a B&R show....nice watches...especially the Phantoms!
     
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    My local dealer.. In Australia.

    The strap is by Italian company called Bros - have got quite a few & all very good quality.

    Good luck


    Suuuuuuuuuuper. Go Figure. Anyone seen one of these stateside?

    http://www.brostrap.com/WEB/uk/articolo.asp?id=789

    is that the one that you got?
     
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