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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Picked up a Ulysses Nardin San Marco GMT. Plain and simple style.


What a tease. Razz

What size, ( 40mm) metal or a skin strap, color face... details man. We watch whores want to know. Wink
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Confused


He returned it. Big Grin

Dok I edited you out in my quote as I guess you wanted to redact.


I was curious when Rob would enter this thread. Smile
I have to admit, I'm at a loss and have no idea what the previous posts Dok edited were... I just saw he had taken out his posts and assumed he didn't want what he had written made public so I took it out of my quote (and made a pithy remark Devilish ).

To keep it on the Fine Watches topic though, I tried on a Patek 5164A (the new Aquanaut Travel) last week and it's the new grail. The one ring to rule them all (and do it all). Tuxedo, swim trunks, jeans or a suit it would never have to leave my wrist.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I have to admit, I'm at a loss and have no idea what the previous posts Dok edited were... I just saw he had taken out his posts and assumed he didn't want what he had written made public so I took it out of my quote (and made a pithy remark Devilish ).



"There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before."
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:


To keep it on the Fine Watches topic though, I tried on a Patek 5164A (the new Aquanaut Travel) last week and it's the new grail. The one ring to rule them all (and do it all). Tuxedo, swim trunks, jeans or a suit it would never have to leave my wrist.


Cool

Rob, does this watch have a rubber type band?

Do you own any watches with rubber/synthetic bands?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:


To keep it on the Fine Watches topic though, I tried on a Patek 5164A (the new Aquanaut Travel) last week and it's the new grail. The one ring to rule them all (and do it all). Tuxedo, swim trunks, jeans or a suit it would never have to leave my wrist.


Cool

Rob, does this watch have a rubber type band?

Do you own any watches with rubber/synthetic bands?


Yes, it has the "tropical" band on it. It's exceptionally comfortable. My Chopard Mille Miglia had a rubber band but I replaced it after a keeper came off. The new band is beautiful and makes the watch much more formal but I wear it much less now because I don't want to get it wet, go in the shower etc.

I've come to the realization I don't like metal straps as much as leather but I also hate taking a watch off to jump in the shower every morning (case in point I'm not wearing one now because it's on the window ledge in the bathroom...).

I bet you if I had that Patek I would wear it 90+% of the time. I'd keep my Chopard and JLC Reverso because they are special to me but the others could probably all go.
Thanks for the info, Rob.

I have been curious about rubber or synthetic straps. I'm down to only 1 metal band myself and MUCH prefer a skin strap, ( own multiple) but must admit they are hotter here in Texas. ( we only have 4 weeks of winter Wink ) I have even noticed how I never notice the skin straps in Santa Fe which is never hot and always has very low humidity.
For new leather straps I can't recommend abp atelier du bracelet Parisienne enough. I've designed and put their bands on every one of my and my wife's watches (she has three for her panerai).

The chopard strap looked like a tire and was textured in a way that it was wearable for formal clothes and didn't look out of place. The Patek is the same way. Plus in heat and humidity is is quite comfortable as well, as long as it isn't too tight.
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.


I was about to say, I have never seen a watch on you.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.


I was about to say, I have never seen a watch on you.

last one i had was a cartier santos. have two beautiful pocket watches and said i wouldn't get a wrist watch unless i really loved it... this one kinda spoke to me.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.


I was about to say, I have never seen a watch on you.

last one i had was a cartier santos. have two beautiful pocket watches and said i wouldn't get a wrist watch unless i really loved it... this one kinda spoke to me.


42mm?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.


I was about to say, I have never seen a watch on you.

last one i had was a cartier santos. have two beautiful pocket watches and said i wouldn't get a wrist watch unless i really loved it... this one kinda spoke to me.


42mm?

precisely =)
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.


I was about to say, I have never seen a watch on you.

last one i had was a cartier santos. have two beautiful pocket watches and said i wouldn't get a wrist watch unless i really loved it... this one kinda spoke to me.


42mm?

precisely =)


One will notice that on your skinny little self. Wink

Congrats!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Merry Christmas to me... rose gold Rolex Sky Dweller with Chocolate face and brown alligator strap. My first wrist watch in about 10 years. Very happy.


I was about to say, I have never seen a watch on you.

last one i had was a cartier santos. have two beautiful pocket watches and said i wouldn't get a wrist watch unless i really loved it... this one kinda spoke to me.


42mm?

precisely =)


One will notice that on your skinny little self. Wink

Congrats!

ROFLMAO!
many thanks to the forumites for inspiring me... i have enjoyed living on the fringe with my pocket watches, but reading all of the beautiful timepieces you fine gentlemen own, encouraged me to take the plunge!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
There are many fine gentleman on this forum always happy to help spend other peoples money and are bad influences. Big Grin

this is VERY true!
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
There are many fine gentleman on this forum always happy to help spend other peoples money and are bad influences. Big Grin

this is VERY true!


Just glad I'm not one of those reprobates.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
There are many fine gentleman on this forum always happy to help spend other peoples money and are bad influences. Big Grin

this is VERY true!


Devilish Devilish Just glad I'm not one of those reprobates. Devilish Devilish

Banana
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
many thanks to the forumites for inspiring me... i have enjoyed living on the fringe with my pocket watches, but reading all of the beautiful timepieces you fine gentlemen own, encouraged me to take the plunge!


I hope to see it in the near future.
Just got my star wheel back from the watchmaker. It needed it's routine cleaning. It is the only one of my watches with a genuine AP leather strap. It is looking and working perfect. My only concern with leather straps is that when you wear them often, they show signs of wear and tear that the stainless does not. At the cost of OEM straps, it becomes very expensive to replace them every couple years.
It's still my favourite timepiece hands down.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
My only concern with leather straps is that when you wear them often, they show signs of wear and tear that the stainless does not. At the cost of OEM straps, it becomes very expensive to replace them every couple years.

Yup. It's why I don't wear a watch with a leather strap during the summer.
Confused

NYC and Toronto have summers? Razz

Like shoes, I never/ rarely ever wear the same watch two days in a row so not an issue really for me of premature aging, but skin straps are hotter to wear I think.
I recently picked up a black gator strap for my Constellation from a seller on Ebay for something like $40. The ebay store is Kelaran USA. A few of the members on one of the watch forums mentioned them. Ships out of the Tampa area and they claim it's local Alligator and made in the USA. Fantastic customer service and a great product so far. I purchased an alligator wallet / card holder from them 6-8 months ago and it still looks new. Thought I'd pass it along.
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Originally posted by snipes:
I recently picked up a black gator strap for my Constellation from a seller on Ebay for something like $40. The ebay store is Kelaran USA. A few of the members on one of the watch forums mentioned them. Ships out of the Tampa area and they claim it's local Alligator and made in the USA. Fantastic customer service and a great product so far. I purchased an alligator wallet / card holder from them 6-8 months ago and it still looks new. Thought I'd pass it along.


Gee thanks, now I have to sift through 700+ options and buy a second strap for my Blancpain. Up until now, I've beena ble to hold off based on excessive costs... Razz

While I'm at it, why does no one here talk about Blancpain?
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Originally posted by snipes:
always happy to help (others spend their $). Smile


I do appreciate you costing me little $$$ THIS time!
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by snipes:
always happy to help (others spend their $). Smile


I do appreciate you costing me little $$$ THIS time!

I am not sure if Kelaran is still in business. I tried to google them and looked online and nothing opened allowing me to search their web based store. Sounds too good to be true. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by snipes:
always happy to help (others spend their $). Smile


I do appreciate you costing me little $$$ THIS time!

I am not sure if Kelaran is still in business. I tried to google them and looked online and nothing opened allowing me to search their web based store. Sounds too good to be true. Anybody have any suggestions?


Just purchased from them last month.
Try this link Dok.

http://stores.ebay.com/KELARAN...rksid=p2047675.l2568

In my haste I forgot to mention I needed gold hardware, she dropped the clasp in the mail for me right away. They have earned my business.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by snipes:
always happy to help (others spend their $). Smile


I do appreciate you costing me little $$$ THIS time!

I am not sure if Kelaran is still in business. I tried to google them and looked online and nothing opened allowing me to search their web based store. Sounds too good to be true. Anybody have any suggestions?


I was able to find them. Their store is on EBay.
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by Bigfoot003:
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Originally posted by snipes:
always happy to help (others spend their $). Smile


I do appreciate you costing me little $$$ THIS time!

I am not sure if Kelaran is still in business. I tried to google them and looked online and nothing opened allowing me to search their web based store. Sounds too good to be true. Anybody have any suggestions?


I was able to find them. Their store is on EBay.


Thanks to this thread I just picked up a black alligator strap for a Burberry watch that I never wear because I hate that original Burberry pattern strap.
Thanks for the heads up. I was able to shop online and I found an ideal strap. Unfortunately, they DON'T ship to Canada. Bummer. If someone doesn't mind purchasing it for me and ship to Canada, I'll happily reimburse. Alternatively, I can purchase and ship to someone in the USA and have it shipped.
As my youngest son would say, "this is a real first world problem". I cannot disagree, but what the heck.

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