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Old 10-17-2016, 01:21 PM   #1261
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I was on a Swiss air flight yesterday and they are sponsored by Breitling. They had a cool ad in the seatpocket marketing the Boeing 777 edition of the Navitimer which explained how to do the calculations.

They also had a video of how the watch is made which is of course on Youtube. It may have just been interesting as it was a 50 min video I watched at the end of a transatlantic flight but I found it interesting.

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Old 10-20-2016, 09:43 AM   #1262
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Bought a new alligator strap for my Calibre de Cartier last week in California. Managed to get 5 years out of the original. Need to send the watch in for complete servicing this winter, folks down in Irvine said it usually takes a month and a half, hoping it's not that long up here.
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:41 PM   #1263
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Just picked up one of these beauties... brings my Hamilton count up to 3.
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Old 11-27-2016, 02:41 PM   #1264
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I ended up sending the Speedmaster in to Omega for servicing shortly after I posted it here. Even with my desire to do it all myself, I was not about to touch the movement. But I wore it to the Flames' home opener (my last post on the 14th was when I got home) and around midnight noticed that the watch had lost about two HOURS.

Clearly, there was more than just a movement regulation issue here. The power reserve was buggered, likely a bad mainspring. Service made sense.

So I sent it in, and they replaced the crown and stem, chronograph pushers, all the seals, the Hesalite front crystal, the mainspring and barrel, the escapement wheel, pallet fork, and some other bits in the movement and case that needed replacing. Total cost was $760 tax-in, and it came back looking like a brand new watch. Stunning.

And if you're interested in a Speedmaster Professional and are having a hard time deciding between the domed Hesalite crystal or a sapphire, here's my submission for why the Hesalite makes the watch:
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:16 PM   #1265
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Good deal?

http://www.costco.ca/Raymond-Weil-Tr....10364208.html
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:56 PM   #1266
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To each their own, but for a $700 watch I'd definitely want auto movement. I like watching the second hand oscillate instead of tick.

Very nice and classy looking watch though.
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Old 11-28-2016, 03:04 PM   #1267
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:53 PM   #1268
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Man thats a beautiful watch. The car is ok too

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Old 11-29-2016, 08:33 AM   #1269
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Good arm hair too. Not too thick like some gross gorilla man, and not too fine like some sissy boy either.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:34 AM   #1270
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Anyone have any MVMT watches? Pretty popular on social media lately and relatively inexpensive.
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:51 PM   #1271
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Anyone have any MVMT watches? Pretty popular on social media lately and relatively inexpensive.
I think their marketing department is trying hard to push their product.

This is the Top Critical Review from Amazon.

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These are cheap Chinese made watches...don't be fooled....cool looking nonetheless...costume jewelry...also a lot off these reviews here are fake....I know because I ran them through Fakespot, 75% suspicious. Fakespot is cool website that analysis Amazon reviews and determines if they are fake...so buyer beware.
For $100 it is not a bad choice, but there are better choices out there in this price range. But, if you like it...that is all that matters.
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Old 12-27-2016, 12:43 PM   #1272
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Has anyone picked up a watch tool kit off Amazon? Is there any particular brand that is better in the ~$30 price range? Need to add links back to both kids watches (I keep feeding them and they keep growing) and I think buying tools and doing it myself is within my capabilities and cheaper than taking them somewhere.
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:14 PM   #1273
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I'm a big fan of Bergeron tools but they are expensive. They are ~$20 per screw driver typically but I might be able to find a retailer that could sell them to you for less.

If you're not too particular, this should do the job for you:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/sk...-0573505p.html
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:42 PM   #1274
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Has anyone picked up a watch tool kit off Amazon? Is there any particular brand that is better in the ~$30 price range? Need to add links back to both kids watches (I keep feeding them and they keep growing) and I think buying tools and doing it myself is within my capabilities and cheaper than taking them somewhere.
All you need is $2-$5 watch band tool

http://www.dx.com/p/watch-band-link-...3#.WGMYYVMrKUk

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Adjust...4AAOSwAPlXhJjK
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Yes?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016DOZJOS...I2IUYATAN7BIAQ
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:09 PM   #1276
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huh, seamaster 300 vintage eh? That's actually a decent price. Oh wait, it's American $. I would be open to it. Maybe I'd bargain hunt a little more. That one actually gives a good vintage feel with the faded lume.
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It has arrived!


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I ended up sending the Speedmaster in to Omega for servicing shortly after I posted it here. Even with my desire to do it all myself, I was not about to touch the movement. But I wore it to the Flames' home opener (my last post on the 14th was when I got home) and around midnight noticed that the watch had lost about two HOURS.

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And if you're interested in a Speedmaster Professional and are having a hard time deciding between the domed Hesalite crystal or a sapphire, here's my submission for why the Hesalite makes the watch:
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As another owner of a Speedmaster Professional with Hesalite, I couldn't agree with you more... its such a timeless look.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:56 PM   #1279
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I'm jealous. Excellent choice. Enjoy your new timepiece. I'm sure it'll serve you well.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:32 PM   #1280
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Beauty.

Not as sexy, but I have a Cocktail Time on the way. Wife's gift to me. At least that's what I've been told.

Ugh... delivery takes foreverrrrrrrrr. I can't believe it will take a month to arrive.
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