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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Parcival:
Shinola has gotten some flack about accuracy in how they describe how and where their movement is made

I followed the story for a while but still wound up not fully understanding what the final word was on this

That said, nice looking, under-stated watches. . . not time-pieces by any means but a nice watch


As of last month, Sinola can no longer claim Made in America. I think they are moving towards assembled in America.

Either way, the company is employing locals (500?) to assembling watches along with other products as well.

As Parcival said, these are a fashion watch ( quartz movements) that clearly have a place within the marketplace.

I wish them well.


My wife bought me a Shinola Filson watch, it is a great everyday watch to have. So far really enjoying it.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Parcival:
Shinola has gotten some flack about accuracy in how they describe how and where their movement is made

I followed the story for a while but still wound up not fully understanding what the final word was on this

That said, nice looking, under-stated watches. . . not time-pieces by any means but a nice watch


As of last month, Sinola can no longer claim Made in America. I think they are moving towards assembled in America.

Either way, the company is employing locals (500?) to assembling watches along with other products as well.

As Parcival said, these are a fashion watch ( quartz movements) that clearly have a place within the marketplace.

I wish them well.


My wife bought me a Shinola Filson watch, it is a great everyday watch to have. So far really enjoying it.


P, I never knew Filson had a watch brand.

Congrats and I hope you enjoy a great deal.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Bought the Panerai PAM 422 today.


Congratulations! Makes me nostalgic for my 127 which I should never have sold.

It's a watch that screams out for a Metta Catharina strap (the most understated & cool leather in existence).


Rob and TPE, thanks!

Rob, I would buy that strap in a NY minute but so hard to find. Let me know if you know of a source, please. The suede strap that the watch came with will develop its on patina over time.


Don (tickman@rogers.com) one of the first third party strap makers for Panerais should be able to help you. I think he has some of the leather left.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Bought the Panerai PAM 422 today.


Congratulations! Makes me nostalgic for my 127 which I should never have sold.

It's a watch that screams out for a Metta Catharina strap (the most understated & cool leather in existence).


Rob and TPE, thanks!

Rob, I would buy that strap in a NY minute but so hard to find. Let me know if you know of a source, please. The suede strap that the watch came with will develop its on patina over time.


Don (tickman@rogers.com) one of the first third party strap makers for Panerais should be able to help you. I think he has some of the leather left.


Thank you very much!
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I am enjoying the resurgence of the Arabic numeral faces. The Roman numerals have gotten boring.

Plus it was making me crazy they used IIII instead of IV for the number 4.


That would be a deal breaker for me.
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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I am enjoying the resurgence of the Arabic numeral faces. The Roman numerals have gotten boring.

Plus it was making me crazy they used IIII instead of IV for the number 4.


That would be a deal breaker for me.


Well, no Cartier for you! Wink
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Bought the Panerai PAM 422 today.


Congratulations! Makes me nostalgic for my 127 which I should never have sold.

It's a watch that screams out for a Metta Catharina strap (the most understated & cool leather in existence).


Rob and TPE, thanks!

Rob, I would buy that strap in a NY minute but so hard to find. Let me know if you know of a source, please. The suede strap that the watch came with will develop its on patina over time.


Don (tickman@rogers.com) one of the first third party strap makers for Panerais should be able to help you. I think he has some of the leather left.


Rob, I'm in conversations with Don, thanks!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
R.I.P., Walter Lange.


Frown

The Lange 1 will always be one of the world's great watches. Utterly classic, refined, understated yet so striking and attention grabbing.

And if I had obscene amounts of money I lust after a Zeitwerk Luminous like few other watches.
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Bought the Panerai PAM 422 today.


Nice - I know you were looking at Panerai for a while now. Your watch looks quite similar to my PAM 564 - I enjoy wearing it!


Wine doc, great to see you posting. I trust you are well and I miss our wine dinners in Houston.

I think I will enjoy the PAM 422. I do enjoy my PAM 388 when I wear it.
Rob, Don is sending me my new Metta Catharina strap today. Cool I will send you a picture when I get it.

I can't thank you enough for hooking me up with him. He had issues making the strap to fit the 2016 version PAM 422 but worked through the issues and was great to work with.

Don just ordered some leather from Japan he is excited about. He is going to send me pictures when he receives the leather. I'm always open to a new strap for one of my watches.

Thanks again, Rob!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Rob, Don is sending me my new Metta Catharina strap today. Cool I will send you a picture when I get it.

I can't thank you enough for hooking me up with him. He had issues making the strap to fit the 2016 version PAM 422 but worked through the issues and was great to work with.

Don just ordered some leather from Japan he is excited about. He is going to send me pictures when he receives the leather. I'm always open to a new strap for one of my watches.

Thanks again, Rob!




Glad to be a help! It's such an amazing leather. I"m glad he could come through!

That's the worst and best thing about Panerais, it's so easy to change the straps you end up with a lot of them. I just put a new toad strap on my wife's PAM111 from ABParis. Looks like a toasted mashmallow (creamy white bottom with the tops of the toad bumps grading up to a toasted brown) and it's stunning.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I stopped by the mall toda and saw a beautiful looking piece - Ball Trainmaster with a dark face and Arabic numerals.


DD, a timepiece that was created after a train wreck in the late 1800's that was due to a malfunctioning watch.

Their movements were ETA for many years but I think I read they moved to their own in-house movement recently as many have with the major Swatch market takeover, but not positive.

Are you in the market for a new watch?
W+A, I wouldn't say I am in a market for a new watch. But I am always looking for a piece that will be a good addition.

Thanks for the info on the Ball. The saleswoman alluded to a train accident as to how the watch company got started. She also said that all the movements now come from Switzerland. I did not know that it is part of Swatch.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
All this talk about new watches is making me trigger happy to put something new on my wrist.
My wife would say handcuffs to prevent me from shopping, but I've had my eye on a couple time pieces.


Big Grin ... buy, Dok. P will understand!
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Rob, my Metta Catharina strap came in today. Cool

I will email you a picture shortly. Looks great. The strap also does have a smell of birch oil.

Thanks again, Rob.


Looks great! The perfect Panerai strap.


Don just added the strap ( timepiece) to his impressive visual page on his website.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust (in a Speedmaster!!), and needs to be repaired/tuned. Going to cost about $400.

Same thing happened to my Rolex submariner after I went scuba diving.
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Originally posted by wineimages.com:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust


Did it get flooded at some point?


I wore it in the Bahamas in March, including when I went in the pool, and noticed some humidity inside the crystal. When I put my hand on the crystal to warm it up, the mist eventually went away.

I am trying to recall whether that had happened before, or if this was the first time. It probably happened before but I just can't remember.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust (in a Speedmaster!!), and needs to be repaired/tuned. Going to cost about $400.


That is cheap overall.

I'm curious, when was the last time you had the watch serviced prior to this happening? The gaskets will dry out for sure if not serviced.

I just had the gaskets replaced on a Rolex I own.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust (in a Speedmaster!!), and needs to be repaired/tuned. Going to cost about $400.


That is cheap overall.

I'm curious, when was the last time you had the watch serviced prior to this happening? The gaskets will dry out for sure if not serviced.

I just had the gaskets replaced on a Rolex I own.


I never had it serviced. I bought the watch, used, about 3-4 years ago, so I hadn't gotten around to getting it serviced.

I just had my Rolex serviced, and was thinking about getting the Omega done as well when it crapped out.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I finally gave in and bought the Rolex Explorer II Polar 216570- 2017 model yesterday.


Curious...what are the color combinations. Face (white / black)?


the polar should only be the white face

but you can play with the hand colors?
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I finally gave in and bought the Rolex Explorer II Polar 216570- 2017 model yesterday.


Curious...what are the color combinations. Face (white / black)?


the polar should only be the white face

but you can play with the hand colors?


nope I'm wrong here, i had thought the polar was the white dial/face but you can change the hand colors but nope
it's that distinctive orange hand.

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