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  2. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    Everybody knows you need to be caught and whacked.
  3. bloke

    The watch appreciation thread

    You must have gotten a 18mm strap. Should've gone slightly wider instead. My 20mm Nato fits my ref 6694 nicely.
  4. Yesterday
  5. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    I bought it used from a guy who wears a Tudor Black Bay two tone. He let me try his Tudor. It was simply too large for my wrist.
  6. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    The Bergeon 7825. The proper tool to mount and unmount watch bracelets. Surprisingly expensive, but it is made to the level of, say, surgical equipment.
  7. Last week
  8. "6"

    The watch appreciation thread

    Coz you wore a Rolex. Jajaja
  9. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    Hans Wilsdorf would never have accepted a case like Gerlach's, bottom.
  10. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    But, when I come to think of it, JT has had, for many years now, the money for most reasonable projects that increase both objective and subjective greatness. What was always lacking is suitable project management. Because, ultimately, I'm the project manager. And I'm too busy in operations.
  11. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    I'm thinking, instead of buying a (contemporary) Rolex, the right thing to do is to use that money to fund projects that make JT a bit more like Rolex. In my mind, Rolex = Greatness. The choice is between a contemporary Rolex on the wrist, or a company that is a bit more Rolex-like in greatness.
  12. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    You have all the cool toys
  13. "6"

    The watch appreciation thread

    I have the tool you are referencing, I believe. Like a pair of (very) expensive tweezers.
  14. "6"

    The watch appreciation thread

    A great looking watch, at a ridiculously insane price.
  15. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    However, I recommend a different tool if you wear watches with solid end links. But I can't make the recommendation now because there is one locally for sale that I need to buy first before I tell you guys.
  16. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    The Bergeon 7767-F. Stunningly high quality spring bar tool. It makes you look forward to changing straps.
  17. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    Some no name brand. Only RM121. My RM2.5k Rolex. With one of the earliest designs of the iconic Oyster case, made when Hans Wilsdorf was still alive. Eventually, in the 90's, Rolex abandons this beautiful, sinuous case in favour of the "super case" in an effort to keep up with challengers in the form of the AP Royal Oak, the redesigned IWC Ingenieur and others.
  18. takashi

    The watch appreciation thread

    very nice strap, Hirsch?
  19. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    A temporary strap before I find a good one. The strap has not been attached yet (even if it appears that way). This is because the shop assistant looked like an idiot. He asked me four times if I'd pass him my watch. I don't see how that would be helpful. He has an IQ of maybe 80. I'm twice as smart as he is, and can see the half dozen mistakes he will make before he makes them. "Don't you want me to attach the strap for you?" he asked. I said, please hand me a spring bar tool, I'll do it myself. He rummaged around for one, but it was obvious to me he has no clue what that is. I found a picture of one on Google. He says he doesn't have that tool. So, I'll attach the strap tonight at home with my luxury Bergeon spring bar tool. How can a watch shop not have one? They dig at the spring bar with screwdrivers, making lots of scratches.
  20. takashi

    The watch appreciation thread

    My choice would be a 1016
  21. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    You see now just how uber the 16610 is. In its time, it was like the Big Bang/RO Offshore of its age.
  22. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    They put me up in a corner office. I've not been in an office in ages. Waiting for two of them on delayed flights. Measured the rest already. Can't wait to be done here so I can go buy a strap for my 6480.
  23. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    In a Thai restaurant having something to eat. Today, I really have to slog. Measuring close to 30 people --- staff of a pharmaceutical company. Upside is, well, you know what the upside is. (Another Rolex)
  24. "6"

    The watch appreciation thread

    Jajaja. A very handsome gateway watch indeed. I think the 34mm suits you well, you could even do a 32mm I reckon. This is probably closer to the watch which summited Everest on the wrists of Tenzing/Hillary compared to the “explorer” tagged models. Perhaps if you ever fancy a sports model, you can look into Rolex bubblebacks. Or a Tudor mini sub , both are within this size range. But I think for someone at the pinnacle of their craft such as yourself - a Gold Rolex, or a Rolex Pre-Daytona chrono with a Valjoux 72 movement. Speaks of a man who only needs to answer to himself.
  25. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    Market price seems to be RM7k. I paid RM2500. The seller said he bought it decades ago from a friend who needed money. He paid about RM1k for it. He's selling it because he finds himself no longer wearing it because of how conspicuously small it is in an era of 42mm watches.
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