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. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic is good bang for the buck - $650 [​IMG]
     


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    Great shot. Cool watch. Had the 656 for a while. This makes me want another Sinn.
     


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    With all the Speedy posts lately what's one more?

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    Lef. Horween Nato (crash $ but ultra-comfortable)

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    I've been wondering whether people tucked them back, despite that the Cordovan isn't finished on the underside. It doesn't bug you?
     


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    Is the Leffot strap worth it? It's extremely extremely expensive for a strip of leather.
     


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    I finally got my Sinn back from repair after a 2 month wait! Apparently the axel holding the rotor snapped.

    How much did they charge you for service? 399 Euro? [​IMG]
     


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    I've been wondering whether people tucked them back, despite that the Cordovan isn't finished on the underside. It doesn't bug you?

    Yes, later in the day I tucked it in the opposite direction. Better look.

    Is the Leffot strap worth it? It's extremely extremely expensive for a strip of leather.

    Yes, and agreed.
     


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    CSCoHammers7, you aren't gonna much anything in gold within your price range, but $2500 would get you a used JLC Reverso Classic in steel, some Longines models, used Seamasters, an Air-King and a leather strap, maybe an old IWC portofino from 90's.
     


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    I agree. The desire for a gold case at under $2K is going to really limit choice.
     


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    Yeah, I have my heart set on an IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. 3531 (My Holy Grail Watch) but they're difficult to find or way too expensive. Especially since I was recently married and need to buy a new house. [​IMG]
     


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    I have a vintage Omega speedmaster that is about 26 years old. I have had it overhauled once before, about 7 years ago. They charged $600 for this.

    I just took my watch in last week becaues the bezel popped off and the crystal is a little cracked. They are claiming it needs another overhaul.

    Am I getting ripped off or is this reasonable? Is the overhaul necessary? They claim Omega is telling them this. To me it runs fine; I'd be happy with just a fixed bezel and glass.
     


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    Am I getting ripped off or is this reasonable? Is the overhaul necessary? They claim Omega is telling them this. To me it runs fine; I'd be happy with just a fixed bezel and glass.

    Maybe, depends on how much the bezel cost...here's a link to OEM bezels.

    Just to give you an idea, my watch guy replaced my vintage 1959 Omega with an OEM crystal, gasket,oil/cleaned and machined a mainspring for $225.
     


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    Maybe, depends on how much the bezel cost...here's a link to OEM bezels.

    Just to give you an idea, my watch guy replaced my vintage 1959 Omega with an OEM crystal, gasket,oil/cleaned and machined a mainspring for $225.


    I would pay that gladly. I just want my watch back already!

    I think I'm getting jerked. Plus, the bezel is not broken, it just popped off. Can't they just re-attach it?
     


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    I would pay that gladly. I just want my watch back already! I think I'm getting jerked. Plus, the bezel is not broken, it just popped off. Can't they just re-attach it?
    Yeah...I would they would be able to screw or pop it back on. Where did you send it? New Jersey?
     


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    Alright guys, now that I've got a few watches in my stable, I need something nice to put them in. So, recommend me a watch box please. Criteria:

    -window to see inside
    -no winder (pointless for me)
    -fits at least 6 watched (hey, gotta plan for the future!)
    -not too expensive

    Any suggestions?
     


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