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. Newcomer

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    I mean, I think it is a very fair price, especially considering that he would have to craft almost a completely new piece. I was saying rough more in regards to the fact that he would have to go to such lengths to make this new movement.
     


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    Just imagine though - a series of 1!

    IIRC a Lange 1 in SS sold at auction for more than what a new WG one would cost, and that was solely due to case material - not the movement!
     
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    Wow, NOS? Great find, nice watch. I'd bite the bullet on the oyster bracelet (and change between that and a black RAF/NATO)...
     


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    Thanks Kapp. Yeah it's NOS, total deadstock.

    I'm thinking of a cordovan strap with contrast stitching. Any feedback or ideas?

    Already have a similar blackface (IWC ref. 3741) on a dark brown buffalo leather strap, so am keen to avoid the dark brown strap-black face combo again.

    Come on Greg, prove your WIS worth! You're always full of good ideas. ;)
     
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    I'm just leaving the OEM one on the original black croc strap. I will eventually go back to it if I ever find myself wearing black shoes somehow, someday. The logo-less bracelets don't really bother me, rather I just get mindblown when shopping for the replacement parts for some of these bracelets/bands and see the prices in things like clasps - I'm just glad it isn't gold and something I would need.
     


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    That's an awesome watch and one I've had to restrain myself from buying several times. You can look into sailcloth straps, maybe. I'm in the camp that doesn't think anything except for a bracelet or NATO should be anywhere near a Rolex sport watch.
     


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    Nice - along with the Omega Speedy Pro, the IWC 3741 is one of the few chronographs I'd ever consider.

    I've never tried anything other than the oysterbracelet or a NATO on my sub so I guess I'm a little in the same camp as the poster above, but if you're keen on a leather strap for your Explorer, I personally would go with black or dark brown (horsey, calf or buffalo) with no contrast stitching.

    I have a couple of brown ones with contrast stitching for my Luminor, but when I recently got a cordovan strap for my IWC Mk XV I felt something like that would be too casual and went with a dark brown with no contrast stitching instead - I'll try to get a pic of the combo soon. The mid brown (whiskey?) I saw at Leffot was gorgeous but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't pair as well as a dark brown with the black dial and type of watch...
     
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    Very nice combo.
     


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    I'd go with a small perforation racing strap in black calf for casual looks, and a honey alligator (or faux croc) or cognac cordovan strap for business casual. I agree with the contrasting stitch. I don't think there's any way or need to fully dress up this watch - doesn't really jibe with the face/design IMO
     
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    i tried a light brown hirsch sheep with my explorer 1, looked pretty good i thought.
     


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