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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4080 on: June 11, 2017, 02:39:11 pm »
@QuantumMechanic that Deep Sea is gorgeous.

I took a look at a boutique only limited edition Memovox last year with a blue dial. It's not got the diving touches of yours, and I prefer the Deep Sea design.


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4081 on: June 11, 2017, 03:04:54 pm »
A video on how Equus Leather make a watch strap.


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« Reply #4082 on: June 11, 2017, 07:59:01 pm »
That Debaufre is a 6497?  They did some serious modifications to switch it to a central second hand.

As you suggest @Chris using a modified Unitas for use with a central second, is extremely complicated and is only produced in very small quantities. Maybe that's why they're no longer in business.

The Steinharts are pretty sweet, but I prefer the clean dial sans any script.

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« Reply #4083 on: June 11, 2017, 08:02:31 pm »
@QuantumMechanic that Deep Sea is gorgeous.

I took a look at a boutique only limited edition Memovox last year with a blue dial. It's not got the diving touches of yours, and I prefer the Deep Sea design.

@Graeme that's a beauty in its own right! That blue dial must be hypnotizing in person. Have you see the Polaris models? They're a few years old now, but they're very, very nice as well :)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4084 on: June 12, 2017, 02:09:56 am »
@QuantumMechanic I've seen pictures of the Polaris models, but not one in the flesh. They are a cool looking watch.

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« Reply #4085 on: June 12, 2017, 07:52:14 am »
Great looking watch. Who makes it?

Thanks, it was manufactured by a now defunct company called Debaufre. 

It's my understanding that this one was a LE model, and only 200 were made. It's a great watch and a reasonable size for a Nav B-UHR pilot which are normally 48 mm or more. This one measures in at 44 mm and uses a Swiss 17 jewel Unitas 6497 hand wound movement. It was tremendous value for money for being made in Switzerland. Heck, it would be a great value if it was many anywhere else, too.

If you're into it I'd suggest looking up https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flieger-watch/nav-b-uhr-44-automatik-b-muster.html. Somehow both companies were affiliated, but that's all I know.

I love the blue hands!
...and the back of the watch is fun, too.
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« Reply #4086 on: June 13, 2017, 03:17:51 pm »
soooooooooo...i finally was able to check both watches of interest out in person the other day :)

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while first being blown away from the tudor, the watch i actually want to buy as a birthday present to myself, i soon had to realize, after putting on and wearing the rolex for a couple of minutes, that i wasn't that sure anymore about the "simplicity" of the tudor. all black everything and really nothing that gave me that "boom, this is it" feeling...which the rolex gave me. so now i'm looking into copping a rolex sub as part of my 30th birthday present :) looking for a 1987 model in perfect shape...just in case you guys are keeping an eye out for me :)

talking about chrono24...has anyone in europe bought a watch from the states and had it shipped to your door? if yes, did you have any problems with customs or so? need/want to avoid that if amorphe possible :)
@Finn666 - a few things to note, Rafa, given I don't think anyone has mentioned that the Sub has changed significantly since 1987 (especially since Rolex last updated it):

- the case of the current Sub is a fair bit 'fatter' than the previous models, especially the lugs (the bits of the case at 12 and 6 that hold the bracelet in place with springbars).
- the current model has a ceramic bezel insert, all the earlier models don't.
- the bracelet of the new model is very well built and has an especially lovely adjustable clasp, whereas the older ones are much more functional (some would say rattly and a bit of a letdown, considering it's a Rolex).
- the end links (the last links of the bracelet, that slot into the lugs I mentioned earlier) would be hollow on an '87 watch, whereas they're solid on later models (including the current one).  This can also affect the feel of the watch on the wrist, imo.

What this all boils down to is I would strongly advise you try a period model on (i.e. not just a new one) before making a decision, as I don't think the current model is particularly indicative of what you should expect.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4087 on: June 28, 2017, 05:58:26 am »
thanks a ton for getting back at me and picking this back up @GingerMagician ...you got me looking for new(er) watches now ;)

talking about it, jut went to the local store again and tried on a submariner date and a gmt master II...fucking loving both! <3

here are some pics for your viewing pleasure :)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4088 on: June 28, 2017, 06:34:08 am »
I d choose the gmt!


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4089 on: June 28, 2017, 11:37:53 am »
Have you taken a look at the new Sea Dweller @Finn666? It might be an alternative to the Submariner, if you're looking for another option.




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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4090 on: June 28, 2017, 12:46:27 pm »
@QuantumMechanic that Deep Sea is gorgeous.

I took a look at a boutique only limited edition Memovox last year with a blue dial. It's not got the diving touches of yours, and I prefer the Deep Sea design.



Really like that Memovox. I have my eye on a Jaeger Master Calendar. No dealers near me though.

http://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/us/en/watches/master/master-calendar/1558420.html

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4091 on: June 28, 2017, 12:53:26 pm »
i really like that gmt master 2 but then i'm probably bias to that..
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4092 on: June 28, 2017, 01:45:23 pm »
Nothing to choose between them really.
Both fantastic watches.
Just down to personal taste.
I'm more of a GMT fan.
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« Reply #4093 on: June 28, 2017, 03:55:54 pm »
If anyone wants some watch porn, the Hodinkee shop has a 1950s mil-spec Fifty Fathoms with a bronze case in stock.



Unfortunately they're asking $65,000 for it. Sorry @Giles. :(

There's also a very cool Rolex King Midas. I've got a soft spot for radical 1970s cases.


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4094 on: June 28, 2017, 09:44:02 pm »
I d choose the gmt!

i really like that gmt master 2 but then i'm probably bias to that..

Nothing to choose between them really.
Both fantastic watches.
Just down to personal taste.
I'm more of a GMT fan.

thanks a lot guys, that's the one i'm searching chrono24 for back and forth ^^
so if you find one in great condition for a decent price, feel free to pm please. thanks!

@louisbosco : post a pic or two mate will ya? ;)