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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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    ive gone through probably 15 in the past year. Finally settled on a couple colts, kimber, and a couple dan wessons.



    which one? I sold/traded mine for another dan wesson. I liked it, but i shot the DW so much better and liked the feel so much more i couldnt justify having it just to have a wilson.
     
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    nothing fancy, just CQB with some upgrades. Would love to get DW as well in the future.
     
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    "nothing fancy' lulz. its a wilson. theyre fancy as fuck. ;)

    They really are amazing pistols. I just couldnt justify keeping it and never shooting it. I cant recommend a DW more. You should definitely try one out sometime soon.
     
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    All Colts this season, a Govt. 9mm XSE, a 70 series GCNM, and a Govt. WClapp. Haven't had a chance to get any to the range...but my next will be a Dan Wesson.
     
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  5. DerekS

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    how you like that wiley clapp?? I bought the commander clapp a couple months back. Love it. love the grips. But that thing rattles like a son of a bitch. I was worried it wouldnt be very accurate, but it shot tight groups once i got used to the blacked out back sight and brass bead.
     
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    Haven't gotten to try it yet. Hope to get it to the range in a few weeks when things slow down a bit. However, I've heard nothing but great things about it !

    P.S. Initially, I thought the grips were goofy looking, but they feel great and seem like they make a lot of sense.
     
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    agreed completely re: the grips. Really strange. but when i held it...feels so damn good. Keep me posted when you get some range time with it. Curious to hear your thoughts. It took me a couple magazines to get used to the sights.
     
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    Birthday outing

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    Not sure if it's yours, or hers ... but Happy Birthday to somebody!!! :happy:
     
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    I'll be sure to let you know what I think, once I've had some range time with it.

    Very nice pair of Rolex watches! Happy Birthday![​IMG]
     
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    Is there a more popular brand for his and her watches than Rolex? I think not.
     
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    my friend and his wife have his/hers yachties. gotta say im a little jealous. they look great.
     
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    Well hers in upside down, I guess the repair center can help with that :)

    Looking good! Not sure how that's gun related though.
     
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    I hate guns. Love watches, though.
     
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    Thanks, Dino.
     
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    HAHA :cheers:

    (Sorry, forgot I was on the GUN thread!)
     
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    This past Sunday Mrs. Dino and I went with some friends for a day of Rolex, Porsches, polo and a picnic. Overall, a fun day. We had never seen a polo match before, so it was an interesting experience and the horses were really beautiful. Please excuse the bad camera phone photo, but the lighting that day made it tough to get good pix.

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    Jeez, who takes a Porsche to the polo matches. These kids today.......
     
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    D-oh, not even a month into owning the watch and I smacked it on a chair and bent the bottom chronograph lug. :(

    The bottom lug controls the reset for the chronograph. It still works when I push it, but I have to push it quite hard for the bottom dial (hours) to reset, the top dial (minutes) resets with minimal pressure comparatively.

    But at the end of the day, it is mis-aligned and I don't want to risk further damage but pushing it in. I don't think this should be such a complex fix? Do I take it to any jeweller, or does it need to be an authorized Junghans dealer? I tried contacting Junghans but they are slow to reply.

    Will I need to mail it in somewhere? How costly will this be?
     
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    Yup, it sucks pretty bad when that happens.

    It's a very good sign that the watch is still running well, though. I wouldn't worry too much about having damaged the movement by operating the chronograph; the actuator on a 7750 is simply a large flat surface that isn't affected by misalignment of the pusher. It should be an easy and not-too-expensive repair as long as the case threads aren't damaged.

    I'd recommend to take it to a local watchmaker to check whether it's simply a bent pusher assembly that needs replacing. If so, ask Junghans if they'll send a new pusher to you or to the watchmaker. In my experience, German companies — at least those that aren't owned by one of the big three congolomerates — tend to be very reasonable about supplying parts. With any luck, a fresh part and a pressure test will leave your watch as good as new.

    Cool watch, by the way. Those Max Bill designs are great!
     
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