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

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    LOVE the micro rotor.
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    so, i need a new leather strap for my reverso, but the strap has these plastic caps at the end so it sits flush against the case. the area between the lugs is pretty tall so a regular strap would be dwarfed sitting there.

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    i sent a message to CF to see if they can make one, but i imagine that their price would be pretty similar to what i would pay for a JLC strap, and im not positive it would fit as well. also, with my connections, i think i could get a decent discount on the JLC strap, but its still not gonna cheap.

    so, basically, this sucks. im thinking of selling the metal bracelet i have for it to fund the strap, and i should have some cash left over too. i have seen them sell for over a grand on ebay. redonk.

    le sigh.
     


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    Lange has made a number of small volume watches over the years that have done quite well on the secondary market and have become good investments. The 1815 Moonphase and the various tourbillon models are examples. There are no guarantees but I suspect this one will be quite rare and extremely desirable.
     


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    youre gonna have to go with JLC OEM. im 99% certain anyway.
     


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    233 no question. fantastic watch. Panerais grow on you....those are the watches i miss most in my collection when theyre gone.
     


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    my research led me to the same. ugh.
     


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    Sorry, I believe I saw it on this thread but a member posted a pic of his Hamilton with either blue or gold arms. Does anyone remember deets on this? I absolutely love this watch

    Cheers
     


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    Agree. But JLC OEMs are pretty nice IMO and if you can get a good deal it would be worth it just knowing the strap will fit perfectly.

     


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    the strap is great. its only ruined because i wore it at my old job and sweated in it like an athlete for 10 hours a day, that was the reason i got the metal bracelet to begin with. the strap lasted over 5 years under heavy wear. in my current office job, im sure it will last 10 years at least. now its just a question of when i pony up.

    not sure brown is an option, but i wonder, do you guys think it would look good in brown, if it is?

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    It would look fine on brown, though I'd stick to a very dark brown.
     


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    Dark brown or black would be my vote. Sweet watch in any case
     


  12. Keith T

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    I also think it would look good on a dark brown, stichy.

    Probably more a question of how that choice affects the rest of your rotation (i.e. whether you already have several other pieces that you're wearing on brown straps).

    Shame there aren't some more reasonable options out there for you....I don't flip many watches, but I do like playing around with different strap combos.

    Edit: poor grammarz
     
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  13. Keith T

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    Newcomer: that LF looks gorgeous.

    I think I would prefer the blue on the dial to be a bit darker/more "royal", but would have to see it in person to know for sure.
     


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    There are 3 variations - black, very dark brown and tan, I think dark brown is better (also looking for it at descent price).

    Not my pic, just for reference.
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  15. Keith T

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    Oooh...having seen the pic that sdolina posted....I think the tan looks awfully good.

    What do you say, stichy? Lighten things up for the spring time?
     


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