Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
I want to know what happened
Tak. The strap is dark brown cordovan from Leffot in NYC, which I got an IWC tang buckle for. Here it is worn with the original black buffalo strap (w/ deployant clasp) and on a black NATO:
I'm sorry if these are too close up to give a real sense of how it wears relative to the the wrist, but in my experience it wears similarly to a 40mm sub, due to the larger dial and an identical lug to lug lenght of 47mm.
dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit.
I think i found my xmas present. i fucking love that. that *may* be my favorite watch right now.
It's a keeper for sure. And I probably have the last one made
kaplan - awesome
new strap, i like this combo a lot
Not a fan of the strap
Great watch though. I like ti best on the bracelet and on a black perforated strap. Also looks surprisingly good dressed up in honey gator.
thank god for grey market buying
love the watch, not feeling the strap. Other than the bracelet, i thing the speedy looks best on a NATO. just my 2 centavos.
while we're on the subject though, a friend has proposed a trade: my speedy for his iwc 3717 (the older, 42mm version). i admit i've always had a soft spot for that watch. would you do it?
I might if the iwc is on bracelet.
Tak Kaplan, virkelig et interessant og flot ur!
I have been considering the XV vs the XVI for a long time and the strap vs bracelet, hopefully it is possible to have both a strap and a bracelet and able to switch from time to time.
Could i perhaps get you to take a few more from a slighty longer distance, so i am able to see how it wears on your wrist.
As for strap vs bracelet, I believe the one they make for these watches is very highly regarded but it's also quite costly (at least 10K DKK) and as I much prefer this kind of watch on a strap I chose to skip it. You can indeed change between the strap and bracelet. As for Mark XV vs XVI, if you look a bit at the history of the design (if that kind of thing matters to you at all) you may find a preference for the XV and older models.
Not for a 3717, but I might for a 3706. But it would be a hard choice as the speedy and that are probably my favourite chronos.
I would. the bracelet on that is one of the best and most comfortable bracelets ive worn. gorgeous watch.
Noooooo. while i like the 06, the 17 is just a better looking watch. the dial is a huge improvement, and the hands on the 17 are tops. also, in terms of cost, the 06 can be had for much less money than a 17. ive seen the 06 for under 3K quite a bit.
As for the looks they are subjective. I don't own an IWC but I've always preferred the looks of the dial an hands on the 06 far more than on the 17. I also prefer the original bracelet that was available on the 06s. I believe the bracelet changed sometime after 2002, its quite similar and still comfortable, but not as good looking IMHO.
no. my opinion is right.
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