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. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    Now that you've said it, I think a big part--or rather the entirety--of the reason I have a hard time pulling the trigger on a brown strap is precisely because of this fact. It is definitely a COLD dial, and certainly something to think about. As some of you may know, I kinda soured on it for awhile after I bought the speedy, but I have come back to it in recent weeks. I think a new strap will help, and heres some I found. I think the watch will look FREAKING AWESOME with something like these two:



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    Sometimes I think I'm a bit colorblind when it comes to navy but the right strap is navy right? [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like Navy to me... but that is also coming from someone who is slightly colorblind. It looks a bit 'grayvy.'
     
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    Thanks. Here is information about this watch and good price for them :) Price for them in Canada is $295
     
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    ^ the cut out dial is cool. It reminds me a little of the dials of Cartier's Fine Watchmaking Collection. Congrats and enjoy.
     
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    Dino1944 - do you have a preference of one model over the other?
     
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    This one arrived the other day.

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    Looking for strap idea's for more casual fit's.
     
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    I presume you mean the Submariner models (I mentioned at the top of the page). I like differnet things about each. The bracelet and clasp is better on the new model (solid links) and the ceramic bezel is highly scratch resistant. However, there is a charm about the case of the previous model and its more classic tapered lugs, and I still like the old anodized aluminum bezels (which are much less expensive to replace than the new ceramic inserts). I have a 16610 LV (green bezel Sub with black dial) and I really like it alot. You just need to try them on and see which one really makes you smile.

    If you are speaking of the Cartier Fine Watchmaking Collection, I really like the Santos Dumont Squelette. A very cool and modern version of a skeleton.
     
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    beautiful. for a more casual fit, wear a leather or beaded bracelet, and ship the watch to me.
     
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    Did you just recommend a beaded bracelet for a Portuguese chrono ? [palme de face]
     
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    g, have you lost your reading comprehension skills?

    i recommended he REPLACE the portuguese chrono with a plain leather or beaded bracelet, and GIVE ME the watch.
     
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    well played Stitches

    btw - beaded bracelet would go well with the chrono, but not the auto :D

     
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    I meant something more along the lines of switching out the blue croc for brown :)

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    Should make it a touch more casual.
     
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    Alligator is not that casual. Rubber or perforated calf strap would be for this watch. I don't think a nato or canvas strap would work well.
     
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