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Old 08-31-2011, 07:40 AM   #3706
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Any recommendations on where to get it fixed?
This is where my friend gets his Omega serviced:

http://www.mitime.com/
Est. 1971 - Norman Croan, Jr. Pres.
5 Caron Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-3860 (phone)
603-471-0724 (fax)
Ncroan@comcast.net

Good find and good luck with your watch!

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:13 AM   #3707
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Does anyone here have a Submariner on a leather NATO strap? Could you share a picture?

I stumbled upon this: http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2011/01/2...-watch-straps/ and wondered what it would look like.

I'm getting a little tired of the bracelet on my Sub, but don't care for the nylon NATO straps. Leather sounds interesting, but I'd like to see what it looks like.

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:21 AM   #3708
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Probably look great; those straps are nice!
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:48 AM   #3709
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Does anyone here have a Submariner on a leather NATO strap? Could you share a picture?

I stumbled upon this: http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2011/01/2...-watch-straps/ and wondered what it would look like.

I'm getting a little tired of the bracelet on my Sub, but don't care for the nylon NATO straps. Leather sounds interesting, but I'd like to see what it looks like.

Thanks
Bob - were you in the service? If so, I have a excellent suggestion: look up "olongapo bracelet". There's a few comments toward the bottom of this page and the chances of ever seeing another one is extremely small. They're that unique. I have a source in the PI who will make one with just about any emblem you want - within reason.

They are extremely comfortable - here's a couple of shots of mine:





Technically speaking, you don't have to be a vet to wear one but they have a 100% military connection. This guy in the PI can add other emblems also - for example, if you're a diver, a diving flag emblem would look very cool. If you ride a BMW, you could add that emblem. Not sure if he'll do a KLR one though.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:31 PM   #3710
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This is where my friend gets his Omega serviced:

http://www.mitime.com/
Est. 1971 - Norman Croan, Jr. Pres.
5 Caron Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-3860 (phone)
603-471-0724 (fax)
Ncroan@comcast.net

Good find and good luck with your watch!

- Sam
Thanks! Now I have an excuse for a road trip.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:54 PM   #3711
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So I was going through some of my Dad's old stuff last night and came across a watch. It is an Omega SeaMaster De ville with the day and date. It works, but doesn't seem reliable at all. The back is engraved with the date 1964-ten year service award.It looks like the case is real gold. Is this something worth fixing? Any recommendations on where to get it fixed? I would also like to find what the original band was, it has some crappy expandable band on it now. Any info is appreciated, I don't know jack about watches, but I'm pretty sure Omega is a decent brand name.

Definitely worth fixing, look on the "bay" and you will see the nice gold ones going for near a thousand dollars, or wear it. Prepare yourself for the service price.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:26 PM   #3712
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Getting my first "nice" watch ordered in the next couple days.



http://www.swissarmy.com/Timepieces/...product=24654&

what do y'all think? I really like the simple somewhat vintage style.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:00 PM   #3713
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Getting my first "nice" watch ordered in the next couple days.



http://www.swissarmy.com/Timepieces/...product=24654&

what do y'all think? I really like the simple somewhat vintage style.
Love the simple classics
EDIT- esp with the trend toward giant, flashy stuff.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:28 PM   #3714
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I like the simple lines of this Patek Philippe



Just a heads up, there's one for sale on ebay
Grab it quick
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:28 PM   #3715
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Technically speaking, you don't have to be a vet to wear one but they have a 100% military connection. This guy in the PI can add other emblems also - for example, if you're a diver, a diving flag emblem would look very cool. If you ride a BMW, you could add that emblem. Not sure if he'll do a KLR one though.
just need a sharpie and a steady hand.

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #3716
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just need a sharpie and a steady hand.



And duct tape to cover any mistakes.

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:21 AM   #3717
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I like the simple lines of this Patek Philippe



Just a heads up, there's one for sale on ebay
Grab it quick
Like a Harvard Law Degree- no one will ever dispute its value. (stolen from WatchTime magazine)
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:45 AM   #3718
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Finally got a smugmug account, here is a pic:

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:17 PM   #3719
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Getting my first "nice" watch ordered in the next couple days.



http://www.swissarmy.com/Timepieces/...product=24654&

what do y'all think? I really like the simple somewhat vintage style.


I love the simple look of my old Victorinox.

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Old 09-02-2011, 06:25 AM   #3720
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I think I magnetized my Oris. It has been slow several minutes (although not consistently) over the past week now. Unfortunately, this corresponds with spending more and more time in our pilot plant, around lots of big transformers.


Anyone know if there's any other watches out there that have a Faraday cage, like a Rolex Milgauss??
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