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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. ManofKent

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    A fairly new aquisition. Dorset branded manual wind watch on a Hirsch Wild Boar strap.

    I like the dial and condition is excellent.

    I'm guessing late 60's early 70's.

    I've come across Oris watches branded as Dorset, but as this clearly states Made in Germany I'm guessing there was a large store/company that re-branded different manufacturers watches. I've seen similar looking watches of the period from both Stowa and Junghans (my guess would be the latter) but if anyone has any further clues to the manufacturer please shout!

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    the dorset is great, i'd never heard of them before.
    and PG i much prefer the oyster lolex to the sub, when worn with a suit.
     


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    Got this watch from my uncle, hopefully I'm not embarrassing myself in this thread:

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    I plan on wearing this watch a good amount in a business casual setting and on weekends with jeans/button shirt/t-shirt but is it too formal? Would replacing the band to brown make it less formal? I really like how thin the case is, given my own petite wrists.
     


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    A fairly new aquisition. Dorset branded manual wind watch on a Hirsch Wild Boar strap.

    I like the dial and condition is excellent.

    I'm guessing late 60's early 70's.

    I've come across Oris watches branded as Dorset, but as this clearly states Made in Germany I'm guessing there was a large store/company that re-branded different manufacturers watches. I've seen similar looking watches of the period from both Stowa and Junghans (my guess would be the latter) but if anyone has any further clues to the manufacturer please shout!

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    Fantastic looking watch!
     


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    Gonna ask again, what time of place do I take my 50s'/60s' not too expensive Omega watch to get repaired/lubed up?

    I don't want to break the (college) bank.

    Also: What type of strap would go best with a gold watch? Brown leather?
     


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    Gonna ask again, what time of place do I take my 50s'/60s' not too expensive Omega watch to get repaired/lubed up?

    I don't want to break the (college) bank.

    Also: What type of strap would go best with a gold watch? Brown leather?


    take to your local AD or Omega boutique, they will provide a quote as to overhaul cost.
    They might even give 1 yr of warranty after service.

    Otherwise, any other watch repair you are confident in.
     


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    My humble collection: 3 orients and 1 hamilton
    Orient Pepsi "Mako"
    Orient sub
    Orient 60th anniversary
    Hamilton Khaki SWAT
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    Nice to see some orients! They don't seem that well known outside of WatchUSeek.
     


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    A simple gold vintage watch matches well with a dark brown/burgundy lizard/tegu strap. Good brands to look for include Hirsch, DiModell & Hadley-Roma.
     


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    Yea and it's a shame too because they really do make some great watches. The 60th anniversary refuses to come off the wrist. In love with the domed glass. I am contemplating selling the submariner homage, but I don't have the original bracelet.
     


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    Classical lines today;

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    I bought this rose gold Longines watch recently and I am looking for a new strap. What colour would be best and where in London can I find them.

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    Not the greatest photo but a few for the Panerai fans from a recent Panerai dinner.

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    I bought this rose gold Longines watch recently and I am looking for a new strap. What colour would be best and where in London can I find them.

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    Nice looking piece. I would stick with a dark brown strap, although black would work. Anything lighter than dark brown wouldn't give enough contrast with the gold dial.

    I don't know about London stockists, but if you're happy ordering online WatchObsession (based in mid-Wales) has an e-store and also sells via Amazon and ebay. He stocks pretty much the entire Hirsch range and is very reliable.
     


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