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Originally posted by Napacat:
Just changed the brown leather strap on my IWC Portofino Chronograph with a black dial to an IWC navy blue strap...looks fantastic. Like a brand new watch.

I was itching to buy a new one...but this will suffice for now.


Completely agree. A strap change can give any watch a very different personality.

I change out straps often and changed straps on three different watches just yesterday.
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Originally posted by mdsphoto:
Since I don't go to an office anymore I rarely wear a watch except for special occasions. I wore my Eberhard chrono for a couple days and noticed it is keeping really poor time and it probably needs to go in for service. Any idea what I should expect ($$) for a basic cleaning at Tourneau?


Assuming it has the Pesuex 7001 movement it would be around $350 from people I trust for an overall cleaning and tuneup.
I have a bad habit of emptying my pockets and throwing everything on top of my dresser (along with a whole bunch of other things). It got to the point where it was honestly over a foot high at the back against the wall and I was convinced my passport was somewhere in there.

It wasn't (finally found it in a seldom used carry-on bag) but I did find my Omega Seamaster which I hadn't seen in months so that was nice! I'll wear it tomorrow when I'm down in sticky Atlanta.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I have a bad habit of emptying my pockets and throwing everything on top of my dresser (along with a whole bunch of other things). It got to the point where it was honestly over a foot high at the back against the wall and I was convinced my passport was somewhere in there.

It wasn't (finally found it in a seldom used carry-on bag) but I did find my Omega Seamaster which I hadn't seen in months so that was nice! I'll wear it tomorrow when I'm down in sticky Atlanta.


The weather is shaping up to be a nice one here today. If you make it down on a regular basis let me know and hopefully we can meet up one time.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I have a bad habit of emptying my pockets and throwing everything on top of my dresser (along with a whole bunch of other things). It got to the point where it was honestly over a foot high at the back against the wall and I was convinced my passport was somewhere in there.

It wasn't (finally found it in a seldom used carry-on bag) but I did find my Omega Seamaster which I hadn't seen in months so that was nice! I'll wear it tomorrow when I'm down in sticky Atlanta.


Yikes!

The Seamaster is such a classic!
I have never really been much of a boutique brand guy in the past with few exceptions. That said, there are more and more micro-brands available than ever before.

I bought the Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black dive watch out of New Zealand. They made 500 of these automatic 500 meter watches.

Not expensive so not too much of a risk if it doesn't find its way into the rotation.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I have never really been much of a boutique brand guy in the past with few exceptions. That said, there are more and more micro-brands available than ever before.

I bought the Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black dive watch out of New Zealand. They made 500 of these automatic 500 meter watches.

Not expensive so not too much of a risk if it doesn't find its way into the rotation.


Never heard of that before...checked it out online. Nice looking watch and a Swiss movement.

Curious...how many watches do you own (you being anyone who replies) and how many do you wear? I have three watches that I rotate weekly. Want to get another...but afraid I may not end up wearing one I currently use.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Napa, I currently have 19 in an ever changing rotation.

I probably wear 15 or so every month and often wear two per day based on my activities.


That's a pretty big number. I love watches...just worry that a few would fall out of favor if I have too many. Sounds as though you wear the majority of them though.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
Curious...how many watches do you own (you being anyone who replies) and how many do you wear? I have three watches that I rotate weekly. Want to get another...but afraid I may not end up wearing one I currently use.


Heuer Daytona
Jaeger le Coultre Reverso DuoTime
Chopard Mille Miglia
Panerai 111
Omega Seamaster
IWC Porsche design
Zenith Ultra Thin
Tag Heuer F1 chrono
Tag Heuer original F1

I find I wear a watch about 60% of the time at the moment. I used to wear one 100% of the time but my only shower-safe watches I don't really daily wear and I've just gotten out of the habit of putting on after a morning shower. Mostly wear the Mille Miglia with the JLC and Omega also in usual rotation. My wife daily wears my Panerai. Most of the watches I have get little wrist time, the Zenith, IWC & Tag Chrono were my dad's, the Tag F1 was my childhood watch which I will give to one of my boys, the Mille Miglia was presented to me after leaving a board position, the Heuer was my first nice watch and the JLC my wife gave to me on the day we were married. So the only one I could ever see selling is the Omega. I love watches but I only have three left to buy, a Franck Muller Casablanca for my wife who for some reason loves them (they are very comfortable with the curved case), an FP Journe Octa Reserve de Marche as a statement dress watch for me (but I need to make a lot more money then I currently do) and a PP 5164 (Aquanaut Travel Time) which I would probably rarely take off and wear 90% of the time.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Napa, I currently have 19 in an ever changing rotation.

I probably wear 15 or so every month and often wear two per day based on my activities.


That's a pretty big number. I love watches...just worry that a few would fall out of favor if I have too many. Sounds as though you wear the majority of them though.

Thanks for the feedback.


Really too many and no way to justify. It just happens over time. I have had more before selling several off. I'm thinking I will give a couple to each son-in-law then sell a few.

There are seasons in life and things also seem to have seasons with me and my wife. I sold 85% of my wine off over 2 years ago. The only thing we collect that has never had a season is our art. While our kids have 50+ pieces of our art in their homes, I just don't see us selling our art anytime in the near future.
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Originally posted by Napacat:
That's a very nice list Rob. I would like to get an IWC Portugieser Chrono soon.

W&A...not too many at all. I never really thought about selling one that I have as most (3) have some sentimental reason associated with them.


I think you can have too many. I don't fret about a $1500 or less watch not getting much wrist time, but it does bother me when a JLC, Glashutte Original, Rolex, Omega Sea or Speedy et al not getting their fair due! Wink

I have well over 50 straps and that always helps freshen up a watch. I enjoy NATO and Zulu straps in the summer months with fun color combinations.

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