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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. sterlingprice

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    For the New Yorkers in this thread, I have a watch with a 2824-2 running about 30 seconds fast per day. I do not think it is magnetized as the watch has anti magnetic properties. Anyone know of a good reputable watch repair person in NYC. I just want to take it to the best place possible. Thanks!
    Not cheap, but he does great work:
    Swiss Watch Repair
    515 Madison Ave # 1230
    New York, NY 10022-5490
    (212) 758-3224
     


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    Not cheap, but he does great work:
    Swiss Watch Repair
    515 Madison Ave # 1230
    New York, NY 10022-5490
    (212) 758-3224


    +1; Alkis does tremendous work with impeccable customer service.
     


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    [​IMG]
    I have not found any I actually liked on both side.
    Wearing a watch with the crown on the left doesn't work for me, so having 2 was my solution,
    Sorry for being redundant.
    View on mechanism appealed me a lot.
    And engravable version is the most classic version, I think there is nothing to understand neither to explain.

    I love the classic version, but am very temped by this fellow:

    http://www.timezone.com/library/tmac...87709196542247

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    It is about the same size as your classic one -- I don't care for the larger reversos so much.
     


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    Why would anyone go to Alkis to service an ETA movement? Seems like a waste of talent and money
     


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    View on mechanism appealed me a lot.
    And engravable version is the most classic version, I think there is nothing to understand neither to explain.

    [​IMG] I understand it.
     


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    Why would anyone go to Alkis to service an ETA movement? Seems like a waste of talent and money

    I was thinking the same thing. I'm pretty sure any competent watch maker can service an ETA movement.
     


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    [​IMG] I understand it.
    Fair point, but OP did ask for the best...

    OP, feel free to PM for a more reasonable possibility in the same neighborhood.
     


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    I could not resist these 2 beauties:

    Fantastic
     


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    It was a lot less than that when i bought it nine years ago. It's also a very rugged watch and one I don't mind knocking around - it has seen a lot and I tend to reach for that one the most on weekends.

    Exactly...it's not a dress watch; it's robust and meant to be worn in a variety of conditions.
     


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    Recently added a brown strap to my Parnis. Rather like it. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Not specially suit friendly, but one of my favourites anyway:

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    Great watch, Kurtz. I often wear my Omega Seamaster and Christopher Ward Trident with my suits. May not be technically correct, but I think they both look great with anything, including suits.
     


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    I have a question for you guys. I recently purchased a Timefactors speedbird III direct from the webstore. I received the watch and it is running about 40 seconds fast a day. Eddie (owner of time factors) told me to wait a few weeks and let the movement settle in. However, I have other watches with the ETA 2824-2 and they didn't need any time to "settle in." I plan on getting the movement regulated/adjusted, but I was wondering if maybe I should demand an exchange from Eddie. I know that the 2824 tends to run a bit fast out of the box, but 40 seconds seems excessive to me. I'd love to hear your opinions.
     


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    I'm nowhere near as experienced with watches as most of these guys but I've never heard of a sped up watch slowing down on its own.
     


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