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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. guest

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    +1 can never go wrong with a speedy.

    okay i just saw the explorer on a nato in the last page. do you guys think it works? i have a hard time imagining a railmaster, explorer I, and iwc mark 16 on a nato but for sure t's been done.

    i just think diver or chrono automatically or cheapie seiko/ timex.
     
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    Not saying you'll think it works, but you can see a Mark XV on a RAF and on a NATO strap here and here.
     
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    Rolex again as almost usual [​IMG]

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    Yet another beauty, Kapp [​IMG]
     
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    So do I...

    Naturally it depends on the type of watch used with the Nato strap, but if you follow what bhall states above, you'll look fine.
     
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    Not saying you'll think it works, but you can see a Mark XV on a RAF and on a NATO strap here and here.

    oh it works! i guess the explorer 1 and railmaster look really good on a leather strap to me.
     
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    Need some advice guys regarding two watch repairs:

    First, my Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope stopped turning the date today when I went to put it on. Where would you recommend servicing something like this?

    Second, I was gifted a Cartier Roadster Automatic that has a cracked crystal and possibly damaged interior. I called Cartier and they estimated me $750 for a new crystal and service. That's complete bullshit IMO. Where would you recommend servicing this high end POS?
     
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    Rambo, what city and state are you in?

    Do you want a local source or will you ship the Cartier for the work?
     
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    I called Cartier and they estimated me $750 for a new crystal and service.

    Depends on your location for sure, but in my point of view, go to the official service always is better.
     
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    It Pam today... Had a strap made for Singapore Paneristic.

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    Need some advice guys regarding two watch repairs: First, my Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope stopped turning the date today when I went to put it on. Where would you recommend servicing something like this? Second, I was gifted a Cartier Roadster Automatic that has a cracked crystal and possibly damaged interior. I called Cartier and they estimated me $750 for a new crystal and service. That's complete bullshit IMO. Where would you recommend servicing this high end POS?
    The Junghans probably has a Valjoux 7750 movement, the Cartier prob. has some sort of ETA (2892-2?). Both are fairly standard movements, just refinished/dressed up slightly. Any proper watch repair guy should know these well. If the Cartier movement is completely f@{ked, I don't think $750 is that much - maybe you should get it checked by an independent watch repair guy first?
     
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    Rolex again as almost usual [​IMG]


    Love it!
     
  13. robinsongreen68

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    [​IMG] i always wore my explorer on a nato, to me the strap bulked it out a bit. on a side note, dropped my speedy last night onto wooden floor [​IMG] havent timed it yet but it seems to be running fast, also the resistance point when fully wound seems to have gone. anyone had this? is it a major repair?
     
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    Seiko 5 and the eye daunting arm hair, I'm not sure which one is worse.

    Better in the Cheap Watch thread...
     
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    It Pam today... Had a strap made for Singapore Paneristic.

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    Very nice - who did your strap?
     
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    I'm planning on selling my 1982 Datejust (engine turn bezel, not white gold). Any interest? Feel free to pme for more info and pics. I'm trying to raise some funds for my next watch purchase. [​IMG]
     
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    Seiko Blue Spark (head only). Any interest?

    PM sent.
     
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    Love it!

    Thanks!
     
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    Very nice - who did your strap?


    If I remembered it correctly, it was Zeugma.
     
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    Rambo, what city and state are you in? Do you want a local source or will you ship the Cartier for the work?
    Near Boca Raton and Palm Beach, FL. I'd ship the fucker, sure.
    Depends on your location for sure, but in my point of view, go to the official service always is better.
    Normally, I'd agree with you. But that estimate is outrageous IMO and that's without repairing the movement. Just a basic "service".
    The Junghans probably has a Valjoux 7750 movement, the Cartier prob. has some sort of ETA (2892-2?). Both are fairly standard movements, just refinished/dressed up slightly. Any proper watch repair guy should know these well. If the Cartier movement is completely f@{ked, I don't think $750 is that much - maybe you should get it checked by an independent watch repair guy first?
    I figured the Junghans was rather standard but just thought I'd ask. The Cartier is something that I need to take in but I have no idea who to take it to? [​IMG]
     
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