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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. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Stylish Dinosaur

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    Probably Bamford, which is based in HK and does a lot of custom Rolex work.
     


  2. Warren G.

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    Or maybe he was talking about Seiko / Bill Yao mods.
     


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    Picked up the 42mm Planet Ocean you guys helped recommend. Like new in box. Also grabbed a like new Seamaster Pro 36mm to give to my sister for Christmas. Better pics coming later.

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    Would like to see some more shots of the co-ax caseback in the wild...

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    Great looking watch and doesn't look too big on you.
     
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    Congrats!!
     


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    Are you guys under the impression that this watch was made in some sort of tribute to the Tom Cruise movie? I assumed, both on what I consider common sense and also on a lack of any marketing using the movie and/or the stars (that I've seen at least), that this watch was made more in connection with the Navy Fighter Weapons School, which of course was the inspiration for the movie (in nickname, logo, etc.). It is no different than having Navy SEALS, PORSCHE Design, etc. on a watch IMO. Am I way off base here? Maybe at some release party there were posters of Val Kilmer everywhere and I'm just nuts.

    Crazy rambling aside...

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone shot...trying a burgundy strap:

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    What do you think? That or the OE navy?
     


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    I prefer the brown strap; it compliments the blue hands and numerals well. A good looking watch whichever colour strap you choose.

    Is the burgundy one an IWC strap or after market?
     
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  10. ScottMan

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    Thank you! The navy comes on the watch from IWC but it almost looks black:
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    That's a nice Stowa! Good representation of the navy.
    That particular strap is an OEM IWC. I ordered it for my 3717 Pilot's Chrono and when it came it was 20mm instead of 21mm so I stuck it on the 3714 and it worked. I've heard great things about IWC replacement straps from "The Watch Boys" though.
     
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    same here. I'm going get a honey and dark brown Alligator for my Port automatic pretty soon.

    The Santoni strap that comes with the IWC Portofino 8 day is really amazing. You can order it separately, but the price is really really steep.

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    Looks good on the Lange as well :slayer:

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    Nice watch. Not sure about the pose though
     


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    What wrong with the pose? I was sitting on the beach when I took the picture.
     


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    Good info and GREAT taste in pieces! Nice collection, sir!
     


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    Those Santoni straps are nice!

    This is new to me, spectacular piece :slayer:

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