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Old 07-26-2008, 05:26 PM
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Normally i would post about a new strap but I was blown away by the experience this time.

I heard so much about Rob Montana that i figure i would contact him to see if he can make me a strap for my Omega PO. He helped with everything and even gave me ideas on how to customize it.

Very fast replies as well which seems to be rare these days. Plus he made the strap and shipped it out very quickly! Im impressed by the quality of it as well.









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decided to keep it I see.
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nice. makes all the difference.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Acura

Beautiful watch. My bf would love the orange and black combo.

Anyway, how long did it take to get the strap done? Also, if you don't mind, how much did the watch cost? I might consider getting one for the bf.
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Originally Posted by eve
Beautiful watch. My bf would love the orange and black combo.

Anyway, how long did it take to get the strap done? Also, if you don't mind, how much did the watch cost? I might consider getting one for the bf.
http://shop.watchboutique.com/cgi/di...num=2208.50.00

I wish my GF would get me one
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Originally Posted by zeroday

Well... it would be for a special occasion, like maybe his 30th birthday next year. I wouldn't spend $2.5K just because he loves orange, lol. I wish I could, tho...

Nevertheless, it is a beautiful watch.

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Picked up this watch a few weeks ago:

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where do you guys get your watch boxes/display/storage cases? I'm looking on ebay and there are some boxes for 40-50 bucks to hold 5 watches.
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are they watch winders too? or just serve as storages?
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are they watch winders too? or just serve as storages?
just simply for storage. I rotate watches weekly, so I'm always resetting the watch. No big deal for me.
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where do you guys get your watch boxes/display/storage cases? I'm looking on ebay and there are some boxes for 40-50 bucks to hold 5 watches.
I thought they were hard to find until I bought one from Amazon. Then I started seeing them all over the place. Try Ross, Stein Mart, Value City, and other discounters.
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Thought I would add to the collection. I've heard both good and bad about the Lamborghini watches. I've heard some say they are collectable (mine is numbered, and it's one of the $1800 ones, not the $99 ebay ones)

Others say they aren't that special compared to Rolex and other names. I think part of this thought is that the son of Lamborghini (Tonino) created the line of watches without his fathers permission, and essentially is selling the Lamborghini name.

Here are my pics (sorry if they aren't the best) - BTW, I don't know much about watches (spoiled myself with a nice watch since I'm a suit'er) But this one has swiss movement, but it's not quartz, it's ruby movement. Is this an accurate statement?

Damn... no pictures. Thought I had them on imageshack, but guess they are still on my PC at home. Well, here is a stock photo of my watch until I can get home. Like mentioned before, watch has a ruby for movement, clear back, and 14K gold insides. Mine is 11xx of 5000. It also has 1.5 carats of diamonds around the bezel (albeit small diamonds)





Here is the back (not my exact watch, but gives you an idea)

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^^ love the cars, hate their watches
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Well, after years of owning Fossils I stepped up to my first somewhat large watch purchase. I'm very happy even if it is a quartz. One day a Breitling or a Rolex

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Originally Posted by Hapa DC5 View Post
Well, after years of owning Fossils I stepped up to my first somewhat large watch purchase. I'm very happy even if it is a quartz. One day a Breitling or a Rolex

RW's are great. I love mine.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Acura View Post
http://www.thestrapsmith.com

Normally i would post about a new strap but I was blown away by the experience this time.

I heard so much about Rob Montana that i figure i would contact him to see if he can make me a strap for my Omega PO. He helped with everything and even gave me ideas on how to customize it.

Very fast replies as well which seems to be rare these days. Plus he made the strap and shipped it out very quickly! Im impressed by the quality of it as well.









While this is the watch I have been dying for...its just too much to drop on a time piece.

I have been eye balling the Oakley Minute Machine...in Copper.

Most people here probably think its ghastly.
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Beautiful watch Jesal! I'm still trying to figure out what to replace with the Tag Hueur Grand Carrera I lost.
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While this is the watch I have been dying for...its just too much to drop on a time piece.

I have been eye balling the Oakley Minute Machine...in Copper.

Most people here probably think its ghastly.
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My old Guess watch broke, so I just bought a Citizen.

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Beautiful watch Jesal! I'm still trying to figure out what to replace with the Tag Hueur Grand Carrera I lost.
you lost a 5700 USD watch You didnt insure it??? Someone has to slap you... I'm sorry, but I insured my Carrera and Link with homeowners, 100 dollars a year for both doesn't seem bad.
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My old Guess watch broke, so I just bought a Citizen.

awesome watch, reminds me of the breitling navitimer...
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I just bought this one a few weeks ago.
Nothing particularly special.


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you lost a 5700 USD watch You didnt insure it??? Someone has to slap you... I'm sorry, but I insured my Carrera and Link with homeowners, 100 dollars a year for both doesn't seem bad.
It was in the first week I had gotten it, there wasn't enough of a time frame for me to even think about having insurance on it yet. And don't worry, my wife did slap me. Believe me I'll never make the same mistake again. I have a Citizen Eco-Drive that I wear everyday but I'm looking forward to replace the Tag.
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It was in the first week I had gotten it, there wasn't enough of a time frame for me to even think about having insurance on it yet. And don't worry, my wife did slap me. Believe me I'll never make the same mistake again. I have a Citizen Eco-Drive that I wear everyday but I'm looking forward to replace the Tag.
...what? The lesson to never buy a $5,700 watch again?
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...what? The lesson to never buy a $5,700 watch again?
No, to never leave an almost 6k uninsured time piece near my keys on a public basketball court or anywhere for that matter.
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^^

.....ok.

Maybe my views will change once I get a career, but I can never imagine myself spending more than three or four hundred dollars for a watch. To you (and others) who have purchased $1,000+ watches, was the watch THAT awesome that you had to get it, and you couldn't find a watch that you liked almost as much or even just as much for much cheaper?
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.....ok.

Maybe my views will change once I get a career, but I can never imagine myself spending more than three or four hundred dollars for a watch. To you (and others) who have purchased $1,000+ watches, was the watch THAT awesome that you had to get it, and you couldn't find a watch that you liked almost as much or even just as much for much cheaper?
First of all, the Grand Carrera was a gift from my wife on our wedding anniversary. She knows I'm into watches and cars as she likes jewelry and designer clothes among other things. To give you a point of perspective, I see it the same way I look at cars. If I love it and it's a passion than I don't look at the price as much. Same thing as there is absolutely no need to buy a 50k car when you can find a good one for half the price.
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.....ok.

Maybe my views will change once I get a career, but I can never imagine myself spending more than three or four hundred dollars for a watch. To you (and others) who have purchased $1,000+ watches, was the watch THAT awesome that you had to get it, and you couldn't find a watch that you liked almost as much or even just as much for much cheaper?
DUDE... watches are like anything else... I assume you drive an Audi? There are people out there that would say to you... "I would NEVER spend THAT much on a car... I simply need something to get me from point A to point B". Same thing with watches... some people enjoy the finer things in life... but the definition of "finer things in life" is all subjective...
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DUDE... watches are like anything else... I assume you drive an Audi? There are people out there that would say to you... "I would NEVER spend THAT much on a car... I simply need something to get me from point A to point B". Same thing with watches... some people enjoy the finer things in life... but the definition of "finer things in life" is all subjective...
Haha. I only wish I had one of the new audi's. I drive an acura.

I see the arguments above as half valid (the car).
Sure a car is one thing that gets you from point a to point b, but when you are talking about cars, there is also the 'get what you pay for' aspect; meaning there is a factor of comfort and all the other factors that you could plug into a car and not a watch. I'm not criticizing.

I'll try to put it into perspective.
This past summer, I invested over $2,500 in seriously starting myself into photography. While some may see it, as I do with the watch, unnecessary and completely outrageous. I see it as the equipment I bought would finally open up an unchartered amount of versatility, flexibility, capabilities, and flat out better picture taking ability that SLR photography will allow you over a point & shoot when you properly learn how to utilize the equipment.

A watch is there to keep time. That's it. I like a good looking watch as well, but I couldn't justify paying thousands on a piece of metal that will just sit on my wrist and keep time. If design/style/brand of watch is a big thing for you and you are a fanatic into watches, that's great. More power to you.

I guess I just see it as a functionality thing, which is personal. The fact that it just sits there and keeps time. I'd rather invest $5,000 than wrap 50 $100 bills around my wrist where it can get banged up, torn, and beaten, and can lose value.

That's all.
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Had it for awhile now. and i have to say this bitch takes a beating
I've got this watch too-it's the Blue Angels watch. This has the Blue Angels logo on the back side of the watch. It's an awesome watch-heavy, but awesome.
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It was in the first week I had gotten it, there wasn't enough of a time frame for me to even think about having insurance on it yet. And don't worry, my wife did slap me. Believe me I'll never make the same mistake again. I have a Citizen Eco-Drive that I wear everyday but I'm looking forward to replace the Tag.
I insured the watch the day I got it, still in the box, unsized too... Wow, I must be crazy... Check out the tag Aquaracer or link Calibre S, I'm looking at the Reggatta Aquaracer Calibre S, it is simply amazing... or maybe look at the Tag BaselWorld 2008...

Other ones to look at:
Breiltling Navi-timer
IWC chronograph
Tag Heuer Carrera/Link/Aquaracer
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I insured the watch the day I got it, still in the box, unsized too... Wow, I must be crazy... Check out the tag Aquaracer or link Calibre S, I'm looking at the Reggatta Aquaracer Calibre S, it is simply amazing... or maybe look at the Tag BaselWorld 2008...

Other ones to look at:
Breiltling Navi-timer
IWC chronograph
Tag Heuer Carrera/Link/Aquaracer
The Aquaracer Calibre S is quite a watch, my brother has one. It's great value for what you get as well. The Breitling is beautiful as well but it's among those watches I like but would never buy for some reason. IWC has great timepieces I wouldn't mind a Portofino if I could find one in my budget. I'm thinking that I'll probably end up with another TH Grand Carrera. I'm also looking at the Breguet Type XX although I find it too $$.
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Haha. I only wish I had one of the new audi's. I drive an acura.

I see the arguments above as half valid (the car).
Sure a car is one thing that gets you from point a to point b, but when you are talking about cars, there is also the 'get what you pay for' aspect; meaning there is a factor of comfort and all the other factors that you could plug into a car and not a watch. I'm not criticizing.

I'll try to put it into perspective.
This past summer, I invested over $2,500 in seriously starting myself into photography. While some may see it, as I do with the watch, unnecessary and completely outrageous. I see it as the equipment I bought would finally open up an unchartered amount of versatility, flexibility, capabilities, and flat out better picture taking ability that SLR photography will allow you over a point & shoot when you properly learn how to utilize the equipment.

A watch is there to keep time. That's it. I like a good looking watch as well, but I couldn't justify paying thousands on a piece of metal that will just sit on my wrist and keep time. If design/style/brand of watch is a big thing for you and you are a fanatic into watches, that's great. More power to you.

I guess I just see it as a functionality thing, which is personal. The fact that it just sits there and keeps time. I'd rather invest $5,000 than wrap 50 $100 bills around my wrist where it can get banged up, torn, and beaten, and can lose value.

That's all.
A nice watch will lose value at first, but will appreciate after a while. I paid 3k for my sea dweller in 97 a new one now is $6200 retail.

On a side note, I almost pulled the trigger on a PAM 112 this weekend. I was at Tourneau in Vegas. Watch mecca. The didn't have any 112s. I said i'd rather wait till I can find a nice used one. Went over to the Venetian. BAM! a used 112. I couldn't bring myself to do it. When I win the powerball, I'm gonna go back and get that UN Freak in platinum I saw for the low price of 72k.
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Normally i would post about a new strap but I was blown away by the experience this time.

I heard so much about Rob Montana that i figure i would contact him to see if he can make me a strap for my Omega PO. He helped with everything and even gave me ideas on how to customize it.

Very fast replies as well which seems to be rare these days. Plus he made the strap and shipped it out very quickly! Im impressed by the quality of it as well.









how much was it for the band? and who is Rob?
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I got this one a while ago


mother of pearl face, 2 tone. reminds me of a breightling
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Originally Posted by TS_eXpeed View Post
...A watch is there to keep time. That's it...

...I guess I just see it as a functionality thing, which is personal....That's all.
If a watch is "just" about keeping time for you then you'll just never understand, which is fine, because frankly we don't expect you to. Hell, my cellphone can tell me the time.

However this clearly being labeled a the "Watch Thread", what exactly did you come in here expecting to find?
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