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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. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    I sold an IWC portuguese, IWC FA Jones, and a Panerai 49.
     
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    i loved that FA jones.
     
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    as did I. :( but I like the AP moar.
     
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    This thread has been on fire lately! Ill add one of yesterday's teaser photo I got from my future MIL. Rings and watch have landed.

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    hot damn!!! another blue/black GMT. love it.
     
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    I generally dislike the "open dial" trend - unless the opening reveals a tourbillion. But a regular Chronomaster, or any number of other Zenith chronographs (such as my beloved Captain, pictured below) would work. The Nomos is lovely, but if you are thinking you might get bored with it, the answer is likely "yes".

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    Yep
    Got me thinking about selling my 190 again. Prices just keep climbing its not getting wrist time any more.
     
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    Had my eye on that one off and on for years. Let me know what you think about it when it arrives.
     
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    On a side note, my PAM rubber strap is toast. Anyone know the best source for a replacement? TIA
     
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    I like the overall look, but what really attracted me was their approach to the home time function. The watch 'thinks' like I do. It is very intuitive for me. I think BP is a little overpriced for what it is, but liked the home time layout so much and got such a great deal on it I bit.

    I will say the gold hands on black dial makes it hard to read in low light. That's my only complaint.

    I like the new brown oem strap much better than the original black one. I expect it will get more wrist time now.
     
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    An artisan watch is born...

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    damn a blueblack!!! I love my standard GMT IIc...those new bitones are sicknasty.


    dont do it. the 190 is fucking awesome.

    ive been out of the loop for awhile but I always had fantastic dealings with Chad at the beverly hills boutique. OR check paneristi.com accessory corner...well trusted fellas there.
     
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    Can't tell you where to best get a new one (apart from the obvious suggestion of an AD), but since you're getting a new one, have you considered the alternate version? (I'm assuming the one you're replacing is the one that came with the watch?)

    Here are a couple if pics of it (the first one mine, the second from the net):

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    I prefer this one as it has less obvious branding than the Officine Panerai of the standard issue one, and I like the added ruggedness for a dive watch.
     
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    you know, i have the other rubber strap, the one that says panerai straight down the band. i expected not to like it, but i loved it. it was super comfy and i thought it looked great too.
     
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    this. I was sure I would sell the strap as soon as i got it. I actually wore it quite a bit. And that says a lot with the drawer full of straps I had.
     
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    Yes, thanks for the suggestion, but I really do like the original. Actually, upon reflection, the strap is not in bad shape, and it would probably be fine if I can just replace the keeper (is that the right term?), which is holding together by its last thread. Sorry for the newb questions, but is there an easy way to find a keeper that will fit and is a reasonably close match?
     
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    Thanks...I do like the one you posted.

    Zenith works in the budget...so have really been looking into them.

    Thanks again
     
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    im sure you could find a keeper on ebay, or a leather worker/cobbler that could make one.
     
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    Whats the best way to check the prices on my PAM 111? Didn't realize the market has gotten that crazy. Bought mine new from an AD in 2005. Current lineup:

    Chopard Mille Miglia
    Franck Muller Casablanca 5750
    Panerai PAM 111
    Baume and Mercier Hampton Classic

    Eyeing Milgauss
     
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