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  1. A friend owns this watch and hasn't been able to find any info on it... Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction? Model, year, etc.. Thanks in advance
  2. Welcome to the world of Rolex retail. An AD is under no obligation to discount one penny, and in fact, is encouraged not to by Rolex itself. Sure, there are stories all over these forums about how buyers have wrangled discounts under certain circumstances, but if an AD thinks someone else will be in shortly willing to pay full price, then why sell at a discount. Before cutting off your nose to spite your face, you might want to at least wait for a price, as there are advantages with warranty issues that skew towards buying from an AD. But clearly, if you feel so disrespected by the AD's u
  3. The oscillating weight is that flat piece that sits on top (actually it's the bottom) of the movement when you remove the case back that revolves around with movement of the watch that 'winds' the watch as in 'perpetual' or automatic. It's also called the rotor. The 'bridge' is a flat piece that holds down various components in the movement. The auto bridge would be the bridge that holds down the auto winding wheels...those are the purpleish Teflon coated wheels/gears that you see under the rotor when it's moved. They move back and forth in both directions as that rotor spins around, send
  4. Hi All I'm a relatively new convert to the world of fine watches. I received my Tissot PR50 for my fourteen birthday and it gave me nearly six years of perfect service before it was stolen around three weeks ago. Although I miss it, this has given me the opportunity to start properly considering my first mechanical watch purchase. After having researched and refined my choices over the past few months, I've pretty much settled on an IWC Mark XVII.I've got a weakness for pilots watches, but having a 6 1/4 inch wrist the (relatively) small case diameter is appealing. I've read good things abo
  5. I have a very tiny wrist (or at least I think) 6.25 in. There are no local stores around me that offer IWCs, or sell pilot style/flieger watches or ANY watches 45mm+. I would like to see a wrist shot of the big pilot on smaller wrists if there are any of you on the forum. =)
  6. Does anyone know is the 2015 Portugieser collection hit the stores already ? Are the newly re-designed watches available ?
  7. I don't think he price is bad. For whatever reason iwc mk pilots don't come for apsale all that often
  8. Can I know how much the santoni strap cost you?
  9. jasmineep

    New IWC Failure

    My thoughts as well. I love the aesthetics of the watch, but it's gotta work! Headed to the AD in a hour or so so fingers crossed.
  10. So it's an early Portofino with a JLC quartz calibre. I like the way that the date is implemented. Congratulations on this beautiful inheritance. I hope you wear it with fond memories.
  11. Agreed. I expect it will be more accurate, but it may take a little time for owners to share their experiences. By the way OP, your English is quite good.
  12. Just comparing your dial to mine looks good.
  13. I've had bad luck with two Vostoks that I attempted to clean, because just water was enough to smudge the paint.
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