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. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Update on my watch strap search for my 70+ year old H. Moser & Cie.

    I received a reply back from Camile Fournet, who said that the only way they would be able to make a strap for the fixed lugs of my watch would be to have me send the watch to them. They would then sew the strap directly onto the watch.

    Seeing as how the watch is irreplaceable, I am not comfortable with the prospect of sending it across the world, even if it means that it may get excellent treatment at CF.

    So, I'm back to square one...
     


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    Will do.

    I'm debating whether I would like a moon phase that is still blue, but this is rather lovely as well.
     


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    for a fixed lug watch youre kinda fucked. The only option youve got is to pick up strap making yourself if you dont wanna send it off. or a........NATO.

    any pics of it? id love to see it.
     


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    hmm. didnt notice that. personally it wouldnt bother me at all but YMMV.
     


  5. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I have seen some straps that glue in place... and then maybe a watch repair shop (higher end) may be able to put a few stitches through the strap? Just haven't seen anything of quality in that kind of attachment option.

    Here is the watch:

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    you know what you MAY be able to do? d take it to a cobbler.

    When i was into panerais, i bought a shitton of strap making supplies and made a few straps. One of my favorite OEM straps ripped and i just stitched it up myself. Its not too hard, and may be worth trying out.
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Just have CF send you the strap with unclosed ends and take it to someone who repairs leather goods nearby to put it on your watch. Aren't you in San Francisco? I bet you could ask April in Paris to do it.
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    CF said "this is the only way" - meaning, to send in my watch. I'll see what they say, if anything, to my reply that I already sent (lamenting my hesitation to send my watch across the globe). Perhaps they'll offer your option...

    Does Bee make watch straps?
     
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    Hi Frills,

    As for availability, IMHO NYC is generally not a true measure of availability of a watch. NYC is well known for lots of watch shops: ADs; boutiques; gray market; and vintage shops. It also probably per capita has more people buying high end watches than other cities in the States. Hence ADs there generally sell out of more popular Rolex, Pateks, Pams etc faster than in other parts of the country. I always find NYC is a blast when it comes to doing watch window shopping, however, I've always found availability and prices (on new pieces) to be better almost anyplace else. Hence, I think if the OP visited or called some ADs outside of NYC regarding a new Nautilus he would probably find one or have a relatively short wait.

    The Stern interview is entertaining, but I usually take those interviews with a grain of salt. The stuff he says about the Nautilus is nice but it reads like sales talk intended to help bolster sales. It doesn't take away from the watch's beauty or desirability, but they are available if one shops around.

    P.S. I've also noticed some issues with my paragraphs not separating in some posts.
     


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    Yeah, I'd be worried about long term serviceability of the Universal Geneve. Parts are getting scarce, though they are available. I'm working on a Universal Geneve 281 and it's been problematic. There are some parts I need to replace, but can't, like the barrel and the center wheel is wearing into the main plate so it's going to need a bushing and some extra work. It's going to be costly to service for sure. Sure is a looker though.
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    womw:
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    The subdials look correct for the 7751. Serviced one in february..

    edit: checked my pics, MSchott is correct.
     
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    Not a 7751. You just can't move subdials. If it's a Valjoux 775X movement, it's the 7753 with an additional module for the triple date and moonphase.
     


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    Leather nato is actually not that bad of an option:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/18MM-OILED-...565?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c69b51ea5

    On the higher end of spectrum, you can always get shell cordovan natos from Deluca or Chrono24

    http://www.dalucastraps.com/shell-cordovan-nato-watch-strap-brandy-matte-buckle/
     


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    Adding to the porn collection. Did I post in the right thread or should I post in poor man watch thread? Discontinued Glashutte Original from £5500 to £2250. My shoe/clothing budget was already blown on first day of April, but couldn't resist this bargain....
     
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