Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
pictures, of course, will be expected.
I've been very impressed with the quality of the CF straps that I have owned, and with the durability of quality croc straps in general.
I quickly priced matte gator/square scales straps from both, and CF was 170 Euro, and ABP was 225 Euro.
Wow...that must have been a very sobering moment!
Wow...very surprised. CF was always more expensive than ABP, at least until recently.
not a huge fran fave, but i think its neat. getting this ready for sale. click for bigger.
CF prices increase if you get certain specifications, i.e. waxed edges, hand stitching, etc. I went whole hog on mine
Ain't nothing wrong with Girard Perregaux. I'd be all over their Vintage 1960 Chrono:
photo from TZ-UK
That watch is no joke; I can't think of any other chrono I'd rather have for the price.
I like both of those GPs.
You are right. 170 Euro is the bare-bones model. I shot an emailed to CF, so we'll see where this goes.
Agree. All the OEM straps from IWC have been great. Although they come at a steep price (325-350) for BP calf strap, they really are great quality. Not that you can't hunt them down at a bargain on eBay, TZ etc.
Ill say the same of the Panerai OEM stuff. Pretty damn good quality IMO but very steep if you're going to buy new from an AD. Thankfully they're easy enough to find from private sellers.
Would be interested in seeing how much IWC's Santoni straps are going for and how the experiences from owners have been.
that is a cool watch.
dont get me wrong, i have no beef with GP, they just dont get a lot of love. they are kind of a tweener brand around here.
well, whats not to like?
Socko's collection he would bring to the FL Panaristi GTGs were unreal.
I guess I would have some issues if I were to buy a Panerai... I like my straps/shoes/pretty much everything to look well worn/used/etc. and I get attached to certain items more than others. With multiple strap options, I'm not sure I would be able to keep switching because of these two reasons...
IWC/Panerai OEM straps were great when they were around $200 RRP, and still great when they used to run around $100 on tourneau sample sale on nyc (I remember a BP gator lying around for about $300). Sadly, with those sample sales over and prices higher, it's much better to get CF and the likes indeed. If one's surprised about what IWC charges for CF straps, he should see what Lange charges for the same pair...
and thank you for the remarks on that aqua terra shot gentlemen. Definitely one of the best watches I've owned and an amazing deal at its price.
That is a great looking watch. The fact that GP makes it is even more awesome.
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