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  1. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    Everybody knows you need to be caught and whacked.
  2. 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.
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    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.
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    The watch appreciation thread

    Hans Wilsdorf would never have accepted a case like Gerlach's, bottom.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The watch appreciation thread

    You have all the cool toys
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    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.
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    The watch appreciation thread

    The Bergeon 7767-F. Stunningly high quality spring bar tool. It makes you look forward to changing straps.
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    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.
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    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.
  12. 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.
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    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.