The Watches Thread

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:57 pm

Pete_ wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:20 pm
mik wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:21 pm
I nearly lost my much-loved Chris Ward C11 when a screw fell out whilst visiting the Postojna caves. 😳

Whilst that isn’t a euphemism, I do like now to ensure I have several good tight screws every few weeks.
What screw?
This one. Does that help? :?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Pete_ » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 pm

You should get a NATO ;)

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:47 pm

Those screws are mangled like hell.
M235i

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:25 pm

When Pete makes a demand you don’t waste time doing a screw detail Alex. (If you know what’s good for you).

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 pm

Pete_ wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 pm
You should get a NATO ;)
Pete is correct.
No screws to mangle and fall out, no pin/collar to make you hammer your watch into dust.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:50 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Pete_ wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 pm
You should get a NATO ;)
Pete is correct.
No screws to mangle and fall out, no pin/collar to make you hammer your watch into dust.
But YLLATAUC. :?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:47 am

MIC 😂

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:42 am

I do, but can we talk about the watch strap please?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:36 pm

Any recommendations for good metal straps/bracelets? Hirsch leather strap is proving to be poor quality, falling apart after less than two years.

Something fairly chunky to fit a 52mm watch with 26mm lug size. Don't want a shiny one, has to be matte.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm

Good selection here but you'll obv need to pay for international postage: https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/straps
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:54 pm

GG. wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Good selection here but you'll obv need to pay for international postage: https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/straps
They don't do metal straps though.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:04 pm

Sorry - skim read your post - thought you wanted a replacement for the hirsch. What is the watch? There are some aged canvas straps which look cool and should. E more durable than leather. Or NATOs obviously...
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:25 pm

Invicta 4903. I want a metal band this time.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:26 pm

He wants a metal bracelet and you are recommending anything but a metal bracelet? :?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:33 pm

I think I just used Amazon for my SuperEngII

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 pm

I victor watches come with a metal bracelet don’t they?
I suspect buying a whole new watch+bracelet would actually cost less than just a bracelet.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:29 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 pm
I victor watches come with a metal bracelet don’t they?
I suspect buying a whole new watch+bracelet would actually cost less than just a bracelet.
Depends on the model. The 4903 is one of the dearer models and is far better quality than some of the cheaper ones. But yes, you can get a new one for the price of a decent band.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by drcarlos » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:24 pm

Just looking for a strap replacement for my seiko sportura (yeah I know it only a cheap watch), uk £98 (I only paid about £125 for the watch in the jl clearance), eBay from the us £26, both oem seiko straps, mental.
Not really the sort of watch I’d get a generic replacement for as it’s rose gold finish on both casing and buckle which I like.

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