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. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    what cameras are you guys using for these pics? they are outstanding.
     


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    i treat all my watches like tools (i.e. no pampering) , but are you the least bit worried about the zipper abrading into the watch case?
     


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    That zipper is dangerously close to that sapphire glass ;)
     


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    So the strap that came with my IWC Big Ingenieur (German national soccer team version) is fine, but I'd like to replace it. It appears that the custom strapmakers I've spoken with all say I have to send in my strap, which will mean the watch is out of commission for a month or more (I'm in Seoul).

    Any of you guys have any bright ideas? I'd really like to replace my strap (or have a second option) without having to go so long without it--my wife's more or less commandeered my Aquatimer and it won't be easy to pry it from her vise-like grip...
     


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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want a second option, surely an authorized dealer could send you one??
     


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    Yeah, but I was hoping for something other than the OEM design/materials. I'd also like a deployant, if possible.
     


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    You can buy a deployment buckel and fit it to any strap.
     


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    Hughes Low is based in Singapore and does beautiful work

    I know thats not Korea, but maybe it will cut the wait time down or a good excuse for a weekend trip? [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice RO 15400. Congrats and enjoy it. Although as others have mentioned, I'd be nervous that the zipper from the glove would scrape the bezel on the RO.
     
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    Good OEM straps are few and far between, even on very expensive watches. And they are super expensive to order a la carte as it were.



    Bob Davis' deployants are great. I probably have half a dozen and they have all worked perfectly for a long time.

    The visible part isn't anything special (not as nice as an IWC or JLC deployant in that regard) but perfectly serviceable.
     
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    I have hard good things about several independent watch strap makers including peter.watchacc over at WUS, never used him so I can't vouch though. I wanted to buy a light colored leather strap for a Bulgari Diagono I have to give/loan it to my wife for now...
     


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    Anyone know of a place that will take the original buckle and put a new strap around it (without losing anything)? I have a Meistersinger band that is getting a little ragged, and even purchased new in Europe it was a pain to get an XLong ordered. The US distributor doesn't seem interested in helping out.
     


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    I imagine most strapmakers will. ABP probably will. I'm sure April in Paris would as well since they're as bespoke as you can get... though at a price. I wasn't crazy about either though.

    Trying Camille Fournet now and they're super responsive on email so worth checking. I tend to think the'd do it since they can sew one of their buckles in for you.

    I'm surprised the buckle doesn't have a spring or screw.
     


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