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so here's the collection so far, always a fan of military/pilot style watch. bought every one of them to celebrate special occasions, except the b&r, a gift from father in law when i got married. bought iwc chrono when I started my own business 3 years ago, and sub #114060 when we found out we're pregnant, planning to give it to the future son/daughter when he/she turn 21. planning to get a vintage gmt but not sure for what occasion lol

 

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Anyone in San Francisco dealt with hqmilton out in the Mission Dist?  Thinking about coppin' a Sub there.

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Jacek and his team at Hamilton are the biggest vintage Rolex dealer globally . I´ve bought a dweller from and they are super professional. For references you just have to check rolexforums.com thousands of 100% positive. 

One of the few dealers , I would by a double red dweller with out beeing able to see it live before. 

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Anyone in San Francisco dealt with hqmilton out in the Mission Dist?  Thinking about coppin' a Sub there.

 

I've bought about half a dozen watches from them, they're as legit as it gets and their prices are very good.  

One tip.. know what you want before you go in, it's not a "watch store" in the traditional sense.  Most everything is wrapped up and they'll bring out whatever you like but you'll need to know what you're looking for.

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Awesome, thanks for the response guys.  I have an appointment on Wednesday to go see several watches I've been eyeing.  Prices are not the cheapest but, based on what I have read and you guys' response, you know what you're getting. 

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I'll post when I get it.

Sea Dweller! I'm super happy with this purchase : )

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Breitling Transocean.  Currently my daily watch...

 

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Looking for super quality nato straps with pvd hardware, any suggestions?

 

Edit:  searched the thread but only thing that peaked my interest was the straps at leffot.com.  Anyways, ideally.. looking for ballistic nylon (on the heavy duty side).  Any help would be awesome.

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congratulations, the dweller is a classic. 

The best quality nato´s by a margin are those from timefactors.com , way better than any other nato I´ve tried. The dweller is a bit top heavy, so want a high quality nato. 

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http://www.everestbands.com/collections/rolex-sea-dweller-16600-16660/products/everest-curved-end-rubber-with-tang-buckle-for-rolex-sea-dweller

Any feedback on these straps?

.. Meant to + rep. Sorry.

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@Flipflop214

 

Not familiar with the straps by Everest, but I can tell you that Hirsch & ISOFrane are both really nice straps for the money.  Personally I'd lean towards the ISOFrane for that Sea Dweller.

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Recent pick up....

 

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean w/ Ceramic Bezel and black rubber band

 

Caliber - 8500 Movement with 60 hr power reserve

 

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Put a new leather nato strap on my 5513 for the warmer months.

 

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Put a new leather nato strap on my 5513 for the warmer months.

 

 

 

Really nice! Where did you get the strap?

 

I'm after a leather strap for my 60s Seamaster. Anyone have any suggestions? I quite like the Hodinkee one...

 

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For this watch... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38774/_jpg/seamaster.jpg

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Agreed. Good rule of thumb is to always get the bracelet, if the watch is offered on one. There are much more high quality aftermarket leather straps available than aftermarket bracelets. Especially for a brand line Sinn, you'll be able to get a better quality leather strap than the one that actually comes with the watch.

Here's the newest addition to my rotation, a Patek 5164A Aquanaut Travel Time.

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nice patek, GMT function worth it? big price bump form the 5167

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Really nice! Where did you get the strap?

 

It was made for me by Gregoire Texier, his instagram is @gregoire13

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only the Omega is mine , the rest belonged to my father in law 

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Got the links removed and I'm really happy with the fit and feel of the Black Bay

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New watch - Seiko sced035

 

which is a re-issue of the watch Riley worn in Aliens

 

 

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All 4 put out were pretty cool (Colonial Marines Pulsemeter not shown). Think they re-issued the 'Bishop' model a few years ago too, no?

 

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^ Is it too late to rekindle my terrible want for these watches? I'm not that internet affluent when it comes to watch hunting. 

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