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  1. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 18, 2020

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    Knowing your affinity for smaller cases, I'm surprised you let this one go!
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 18, 2020

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    You know how it is when you get attracted by the next shiny thing. In my case, I don't like to have too many watches, though, so usually something has to go. In the case of the FOIS, it went to make way for a Tudor Big Block. Then I had the 60th anniversary Speedmaster 57, and now the Calibre 18 Telemeter. Really, I'm just messing around with and enjoying all these different chronos until TAG decide to make my 39mm Panda Carrera :) 20180306_083820.jpg
     
  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 18, 2020

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    And then you retire and live happily ever after :rolleyes:
     
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  4. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 18, 2020

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    Something like that
     
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 18, 2020

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    ^ I'll never be at peace, until TH redesign the glassbox.
     
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  6. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 19, 2020

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    More than 200 winds to manually wind the new calibre 400 :cautious:
     
  7. kappa_md

    kappa_md Dec 19, 2020

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  8. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 19, 2020

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    Well this was totally unexpected!
    Funny when you go Christmas shopping for others but come home with this instead... :whistling:
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    Had my eye on the OG BB58 for quite a while. An opportunity to buy one new, at retail price, was just too good to pass up. :D
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 19, 2020

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    A beauty; well done!
     
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  10. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 19, 2020

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    Thank you!
     
  11. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 20, 2020

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    I used to think the Tudor might be too similar to my Rolex Submariner, making it feel redundant. I was wrong. The Black Bay 58 has a lot more warmth to its dial; it has a really unique character and charm. I can't wait to try different straps on this one! 20201219_091737.jpg
     
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  12. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 20, 2020

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    I think they're different watches. You could also have gone for the blue to be different to the Sub, but you're right, the gilt definitely has warmth and charm. I really liked it, despite not usually liking gold on a watch.
     
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  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Dec 20, 2020

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    Nice pair!!! :cool:
     
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  14. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Dec 20, 2020

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    Any suggestions on straps?

    Wondering if I should get the Tudor leather and/or nato, or just go aftermarket. I recall you didn't think the OEM leather strap was comfortable, but I like the look.
     
  15. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 20, 2020

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    Yes, correct, I found the Tudor OEM strap a bit too thick - didn't mould to my wrist that well and wasn't very comfortable. Plus the fact that the clasp was on the wrong side of the watch really did my head in.

    I wore the black BB58 mostly on the bracelet, but occasionally on a brown or black leather strap. I'm really into horween leather straps at the moment - it's so soft and comfortable, yet strong. And it suits vintage style watches perfectly. I recently ordered a couple of straps from The House of Straps who I'd not heard of before, but they were very good - took about 2-3 weeks to make and arrive, and they will do custom to your spec for a reasonable price. The picture below shows their latest offering with, funnily enough, a BB58!
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  16. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Dec 21, 2020

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    Can’t you just swop the strap side to side to make it comfy, I have the strap on my McQueen on the ‘wrong’ way seemingly, but I feel it sits better on my wrist.
     
  17. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 21, 2020

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    I swapped the strap around on my Seiko Presage because it was arse about face.
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 21, 2020

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    The FOIS has landed!
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  19. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 21, 2020

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    Day & Night
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  20. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Dec 21, 2020

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