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  1. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    I can't say I have seen the movie, but I should. Also can't get the actual Ripley, like $1000 for that color, but other ones are only like $220.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Very tempted by the ArmorLite watches on Massdrop right now. Something about that T100 brightness
     
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    Downsized to two watches. This is my daily driver with $3 two piece nylon strap for warmer weather.

    The Amazfit Bip

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    Just got this nice vintage 1940's art deco Bulova dress watch for $75.
    Manual wind with nice original signed crown. Listing said it keeps perfect time, so far so good for the first 15 mins.
    Seems to feature hacking too, which is interesting.
    Band is pretty terrible, and who puts a grey band with a gold dress watch? Doesn't work at all.
    Thoughts on what kind of band would go well? Seems to be either 15 or 16mm, Ill have to take a better measurement.
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    Now that's smart! I'd go with back for the strap, and keep it simple.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking black would probably be best.
     
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    Any ideas on specific brands to look for?
    No idea what to look for when buying a watch strap.
    Its 16mm.
     
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    Sorry, no clue. I like to look at them, like jewellery, but I haven't even worn a watch for a decade.
     
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    Cryptowolf Repping Chi Town - Friend

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    Classically gold watches would have a strap in either black or brown alligator. You should be able to obtain a mock-alligator leather strap for not too much money. Crown and Buckle, Hodinkee, and others probably stock what you would be looking for. That said, e-bay isn’t a bad option if you’re trying to save some cash.
     
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    There we go, much better
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    For something that's a tiny bit different... :)

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    There's a watchmaker in Australia (possibly only one)... who is making parts out of Timascus, a damascus titanium, pioneered and sold by a knife maker.

    Most people know the rather beautiful straw to blue colours on the surface of hardened steel when it is tempered. Some will have seen the much more extreme colours that titanium gives. It was a fashion in jewelery about forty years ago, which sadly seems to have passed. The damascus bit means that it forms different colours in patterns.

    If I was in the market for an expensive watch, I'd find this hard to resist.

    Nicholas Hacko: search for him on instagram to see about his venture into timascus.
     
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    That is interesting. I had never seen nor heard of Devon before.

    Not in my price range anyway. If I win the lotto I might add one to a collection, though. It's quite interesting technologically.
     
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    I'm a fan. They have excellent support if you're in NA, and I appreciate these unapologetically weird movements. The Tread 1 is about as American made as a high end watch gets - not that it matters to me personally, but the story behind how they figured out the manufacturing process with basically a medical device parts bin is pretty cool.

    Definitely not for everyone, but I like to think of Devon as a "max exotic-ness per dollar" watch, the only people doing weirder stuff are the likes of MB&F and Urwerk, and at entirely atmospheric price levels.

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