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  1. ... When your wife gives you this for your b'day:
  2. Congratulations, looks great on you.
  3. julywest - yep, the loaner is head only. the OEM NATO is woven and not printed and is much nicer, imho. ottovonn - thank you - cheers, mate
  4. Please update on the accuracy.
  5. Damn you. This picture is doing nothing for my Pepsi obsession. Love it!
  6. thats my concern. Those lugs are pretty big and I'm not a fan of the gap between the case and strap on any watch so this is going to test me. I've ordered a fairly cheap one as a test. Shame there aren't more curved lug straps around. Be interested to see the BB with an isofrane.
  7. Thinking of trying a 116200 but not too keen on the polished finish of the case and centre links. Should be easy enough to have a jeweller put a matt finish on these parts in the manner of a Sub or Explorer...but what will it look like?? Anyone out there tried it?ThanksRD
  8. Great decision! Congrats on your Submariner!
  9. 1 vote for the 377704. Especially since I just bought one myself. I was actually tossing up between the IWC and the Breitling Transocean. In the end the IWC won out because it was really the watch that I wanted. I have had Breitlings and Omegas in the past and have to say that, if you have not had an IWC before, I highly recommend getting one. You won't be disappointed. I highly recommend trying them both on and seeing which is a better fit or which appeals to you more. The IWC pilots bracelet is very comfortable and link removal is very easy with the tools provided. I have a 7.5" wrist and like the 43mm size of the IWC. I went from a Breitling Avenger Skyland which was too big for me at 45mm. The Omega is a very big watch. In terms of movement, I think that the Co-axial movement is better (someone else might be better informed on this than me) however when are you going to notice a difference in movement?
  10. jnashmen

    IWC pricing

    The AT2000 is actually quite an impressive piece in person. The case is really beautifully made and the lumed bezel is very cool. I really liked the Bremont Alt1-c in pictures but was very disappointed in the watch in the metal. It really left me cold. I'm not anti-Bremont but I feel they are way overpriced given what they are and where they are in their history. The secondary market seems to agree, with the watches selling at around 1/2 of their MSRP not long after they're originally sold. IWCs are expensive. But at a decent discount from an AD (20%) or second hand they are pretty reasonable value, if that can be said of any high-end mechanical timepiece.
  11. Experience: Buying Pre-Owned IWC Portuguese Automatic 7-Days in Komehyo, Shin... Experience: Buying Pre-Owned IWC Portuguese Automatic 7-Days in Komehyo, Shin...
  12. Too big for my wrist is the main reason... And the fact that everyone has one (or will eventually get one) is kind of a turn off.
  13. What's the general consensus on the JLC movement equipped 3741? I've recently acquired one and have sent it in for service.
  14. jnashmen

    IWC Flieger Collection

    Thanks. Very interesting. Hopefully IWC will have some data on it.
  15. Woot congrats! It looks great :)
  16. It was apparently displayed at SIHH 2015. There are two pictures of it on the Internet: IWC: SIHH 2015: Nachträge - Portofino, Flieger, Yacht Club - IWC - WATCH LOUNGE FORUM As you can see from the pictures, the case back does show the Laureus logo and the watch is part of a run of 1500 pieces. You cannot get a sense of the dial color, unfortunately, given the too-bright lighting of the photo. The dial looks matte and not sunburst, but you cannot draw any firm conclusions based on these photos. One poster suggested that the 3239 Laureus might introduce a new movement. This seems unlikely based on these photos, which suggest a standard 3239 with a different dial and case back. I cannot wait to see this piece in real life, though.
  17. The hands look like they are from a Seiko SNK809 (or similar) from the "5" series.
  18. The hour and minute hands were made by painting white paint, and then lume, onto plain black hands that came with the donor clock (which also supplied the bezel, case, glass, and clock movement). The second hand was made by gluing a small triangle of cover stock in place near the tip, and painting the whole thing red. The subdial hands are pieces cut off of bobby pins, glued to the original hands from the donor thermometer/hygrometer, and painted appropriately.
  19. I would just get a new mainspring from zenitar. I think it makes no sense to take a new watch apart only to get the mainspring.
  20. I've had my vintage Komandirskie for two years now, after purchasing it and a dial from Amil. Like all of Amil's listings, it said the watch was working, but probably needs service soon. Well, it needs service now. It seems that the mainspring has broken. Winding it offers no resistance except that of the click, and I can wind it forever now. I'm into smaller watches now, and have been wanting to try one of the Vostok Kama watches, so I ordered one of those from Meranom, and will transplant the dial and hands from the Komandirskie to the new movement and case. It should end up something like this: Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong Kama, one with a 2409 movement instead of a 2414 (my dial has a date window), but I e-mailed them right away and asked them to send a 2414-equipped one instead. Hopefully they'll see my e-mail in time. Otherwise, I'll just transplant the barrel from the new movement to the old, or perhaps the date mechanism from the old movement to the new one (that might be easier).
  21. By accident I found this Russian WW1 trench watch from the Swiss watch maker William Gabus (В.ГАБЮ) who also had his business in St Petersburg, Russia. With a 35mm case without the crown it looks the same as many trench watches of that time. William Gabus was besides Pavel Bure, Henry Moser and many other Swiss and German watch makers/sellers well know that time. The 1917 revolution stopped the Gabus business. The company started again in the year 2000. More about Gabus here: W. Gabus Watches Now some pictures.
  22. Very nice collection . I think the strap from the orange hand one would look good on the diplomat . DW.
  23. Hello Applelone - Yes, I would like to add my name to this project - I'm in if you will have me? Can I assume that we get a choice of either the watch on the left or the one on the right. At what stage do you make this choice please?
  24. Okay I ordered one. Waaay too many watches recently, but this was too good to pass up. I realize this is almost certainly one of the duplicates, but I don't plan on selling it.
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