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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. Hampton

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    Very nice.
     
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    That looks fantastic, Mr. Moo :)
     
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    Another shot of my Speedy :)

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    Alas, the VIP treatment for my old Omega is simply because the local AD doesnt' know how to do anything. It's going to cost me $120 just to pay the shipping and get a quote for the repair! In the mean time, my $30 Sekonda is deputising. Unless I also clean up the Saddam Hussein Rodania quartz....

    If there's anyone around here who'd fly to Basel to buy something insane, I think we both know who's in the frame around here, eh Frilly? The guy who doesn't know the meaning of "endgame", eh, Frilly? Know who I mean? Hmm? [​IMG]
     
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    OK, now you've piqued my interest. I demand photos. :D
    Well it's crazy for you Europeans, but sometimes it can actually make sense for people who get 20-30% VAT refunds traveling out of Europe!
     
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    Mimo - I'm not sure if you reside on this side of the pond, but if you do, hit me up next time for a reference to a Canadian Omega specialist. He's taken care of a number of my vintage pieces and absent the catastrophic, your total repair would likely cost less than what you will be shelling out for shipping and a quote.
     
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    Well hopefully it comes back working better :D
     
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    Thanks for the kudos, guys.

    I should mention that the strap is really comfortable, and made my watch (which already felt great on the wrist due to the Omega bracelet) feel almost like I wasn't even wearing it. I did not think the Omega bracelet weighed as much as it did. If you want an unlined shell cordovan strap, it's hard to beat one of the US retailers offering them (Leffot, LS, etc.)
     
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    Great stuff today gents. I guess Ill enjoy it for as long as i can until Foo comes and fucks it up .
     
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    huh?
    what has foo had to say about watches?
     
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    he owns an IWC, so its been pages of IWC IS TEH BEST WATCVH BRAND EVER!!!! I AM RIGHT AND NOBODY CAN DISPUTE BECAUSE I KNOW!!!!!11

    same shit he does everywhere else. It makes any good point he raises null and void to me.
     
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    IB Foo takes 3 paragraphs to explain hes not doing that
     
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    Moo:

    I know you like the strap, but would you recommend it? I am looking at a strap for my Speedy, but I was just wondering if you thought that $140.00 was fair for the quality that you are receiving. I think the natural would look really cool with the Speedy.
     
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    It was a gift, so it has a bit of a special place in my heart now, so I am definitely biased. :) That being said, I think they are probably a bit overpriced (I mean... 4 straps = 1 pair of shoes at this rate, right? :lol: ) but the quality is there. And the Horween stamp is worth at least $20, right?
     
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    Come on man, you know this isn't even close to true.



    Yeah, I know it's mind boggling. Don't worry, not long till you're ordering 200 euro custom watch straps and thinking to yourself - what a bargain! It's all downhill from here on, heh. :devil:
     
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    You know what? Go fuck yourself.


    See above. What do I win?
     
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    welp. there goes the thread again.
     
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    Don't the manufacturers themselves charge a lot more than 200 euro for an alligator strap? It's been years, but the last one I got from IWC was something like $400. Ludicrous. I'm using an ABP one now. Half the price, but probably about half the quality, too.
     
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    :fu: you're probably right... I am looking at a custom option for my H. Moser & Cie as we speak. No luck finding someone who can make/find me an open end genuine tan/honey gator strap.
     
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