Menswear: Which watch?


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Crackajack
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7365 posts since 21/4/05

28 Jan 2020 12:44
Scottishmark wrote: I had a Sub (114060) but, as much as it’s a cracking watch, ended up moving it on as it just didn’t sit well under my sleeve (shirts in particular). Felt too big for me.

I want something far smaller that I can forget is on my wrist. Does anyone have a Rolex date (115200)? 34mm will be too small for most Fukers tastes I imagine but perhaps not…

36mm Explorer would be the obvious choice?
padawan
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4230 posts since 27/6/03

28 Jan 2020 13:15
How cools the owner….



Love the stories that go with the watch

swede
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8418 posts since 21/3/09

posted 28 Jan 2020 14:09, edited 28 Jan 2020 14:09
Crackajack wrote:
Scottishmark wrote: I had a Sub (114060) but, as much as it’s a cracking watch, ended up moving it on as it just didn’t sit well under my sleeve (shirts in particular). Felt too big for me.

I want something far smaller that I can forget is on my wrist. Does anyone have a Rolex date (115200)? 34mm will be too small for most Fukers tastes I imagine but perhaps not…

36mm Explorer would be the obvious choice?

agree
wembly
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402 posts since 15/1/13

posted 28 Jan 2020 15:53, edited 28 Jan 2020 15:53
that 6263 is never ever NOS
Doogan
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614 posts since 13/4/14

28 Jan 2020 21:48
padawan wrote: How cools the owner….



Love the stories that go with the watch


Both are great videos.
Doogan
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614 posts since 13/4/14

29 Jan 2020 22:58
Has anyone tried to remove scratches from a watch (Matt finished areas) using scotch brite pads?
deuce
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13785 posts since 21/1/08

posted 30 Jan 2020 18:57, edited 30 Jan 2020 18:57
Scottishmark wrote: I had a Sub (114060) but, as much as it’s a cracking watch, ended up moving it on as it just didn’t sit well under my sleeve (shirts in particular). Felt too big for me.

I want something far smaller that I can forget is on my wrist. Does anyone have a Rolex date (115200)? 34mm will be too small for most Fukers tastes I imagine but perhaps not…
IWC 36mm pilots?
deuce
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13785 posts since 21/1/08

30 Jan 2020 19:16
Girard Perregaux Laureato 38mm?
Crackajack
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7365 posts since 21/4/05

30 Jan 2020 19:20
Omega Railmaster has a 36mm

Explorer 1016 would be Ubercool
deuce
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13785 posts since 21/1/08

30 Jan 2020 19:21
Omega Aqua Terra 38mm
wembly
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402 posts since 15/1/13

30 Jan 2020 19:26
Doogan wrote: Has anyone tried to remove scratches from a watch (Matt finished areas) using scotch brite pads?

it can work but train on a piece of metal first till you get the brush line correct
Doogan
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614 posts since 13/4/14

posted 30 Jan 2020 19:41, edited 30 Jan 2020 19:41
wembly wrote:
Doogan wrote: Has anyone tried to remove scratches from a watch (Matt finished areas) using scotch brite pads?

it can work but train on a piece of metal first till you get the brush line correct

I was going to practice on the aftermarket bracelet I have. The scuffs are only on the links nearest the watch face, so I had hoped I could just get away with polishing those.

There's a couple of scratches on the watch itself I might try to polish out with Cape cod cloths. Will take it very easy as I don't want to fuck anything up.

You can see the light scratches on the watch and scuffs on the bracelet below. Nothing major but I'd like to take them out if I can (I messed up the end link sizing and have the correct ones coming in the post).

deuce
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13785 posts since 21/1/08

30 Jan 2020 19:59
What’s going on with that bracelet / end link? Eek
Doogan
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614 posts since 13/4/14

30 Jan 2020 20:04
I got the bracelet off Ebay for a decent price but it didnt have endlinks. I ordered aftermarket 557 endlinks but apparently there are two sizes (which doesn't seem right) and I ordered the wrong one. I should get the correct size this weekend. Hoping they will fit correctly.
deuce
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13785 posts since 21/1/08

30 Jan 2020 20:10
Weren’t that from a fuker? How much did you pay for the watch?
Doogan
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614 posts since 13/4/14

30 Jan 2020 20:30
Aye. Here's a better pic:

rural
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17641 posts since 26/9/06

30 Jan 2020 20:34
deuce wrote: Weren’t that from a fuker? How much did you pay for the watch?

Nosey Git
MoB
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36810 posts since 31/8/04

31 Jan 2020 08:12
GMT BB's available in most dealers now, walked past 3 yesterday in the city(london) all had em in the window.
andymakesglasses
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20320 posts since 26/1/06

31 Jan 2020 08:43
Doogan wrote: I was going to practice on the aftermarket bracelet I have. The scuffs are only on the links nearest the watch face, so I had hoped I could just get away with polishing those.

There's a couple of scratches on the watch itself I might try to polish out with Cape cod cloths. Will take it very easy as I don't want to fuck anything up.

You might be better off with a light sand with jeweller's sandpaper followed by a silver polishing cloth. You can get 1200 and 2000 grade paper.

Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about watches but have a degree in Jewellery & Metalwork.
wembly
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402 posts since 15/1/13

31 Jan 2020 11:29
changed the plexi on my 1675 yesterday from t38 to t116