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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    Rambo Senior member

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    Grey 7 day is very very sweet. Somehow, the color of the dial seems to take away from the size of the watch. It makes the white one look jumbo in comparison.
     
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    Got a question for all you Bond-nato strap nuts: I picked up this one from Broadarrow:

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    and I thought it was black and grey. when I got it in I saw it looks more like navy/grey/red. So, I emailed the guy and asked why the Bond strap didn't look more like the black/grey jobbies that I always see pictures of. Like this:

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    And he says that the first strap is more representative of the movie and the second style is being phased out. I swear I've never seen a bond pic with a blue/red/navy color like that. Thoughts?
     
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    He is right that the actual strap used in the movie has red. Also, if we're being really nitpicky, it was a one piece strap, 2-4mm too narrow, with no keepers.

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    Recently "Bond strap" has become a colloquialism for any NATO/Zulu with those stripes.
     
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    hes correct. bond never wore the black/grey. It looks like it, but the ones you received are correct. navy, oliveish grey, and thin red stripes.
     
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    Yes, although the face changes colour depending on the light and often looks black. But it's not the 50th anniversary sub which has a black face and green bezel.


    :) thanks!


    The bead bracelet is from Style Forum's HomerJ -- he custom makes them (great quality and price). The woven leather strap is from "Leather Braiding by John" -- also custom made and great quality.
     
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    Stunning watch
     
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    If you look at the corvus link I posted earlier in this thread, it should be pretty clear...
     
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    Thanks a lot, will contact him now :D
     
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    Love Rolex Subs, i also wear Omega's but i use my Rolex mostly :inlove:.
     
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    It's just a strap, which most people get bored from after a while. So no point in spending alot on it. It's replaceable... just a little piece of mind.
     
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    I totally get it. I meant no disrespect whatsoever brother. I also have a Luminox that I switch out Nato bands for. I'm not not too concerned with price for that time piece. But with my expensive watches...I spend a little more money on those bands. :D
     
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    i agree....and as much as i love my NATOs, i feel a little strange putting a $10 strap on a $7K watch.
     
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