My grubby little secret...

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    Default My grubby little secret...

    I need to come clean.

    I have a couple of "homage" mil watches.

    Sterile.

    No name.

    Cheap, cheerful and sometimes grotty.

    A grubby little secret of which I was ashamed... until now!

    An even cheaper, more cheerful addition (well, a gift from our illustrious and ever-acquisative Herr Stampe (I think)) has brightened them up no end!









    Now I just need a real watch on which to wear it!

    M
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

    the #watchnerd

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    Great stuff! I missed the part of 'Herr Stampe'. Does it mean you have an address where one can buy these from (off course you do, they are on your watches!)

    I have a Auricoste Spiro MN issued watch and I've seen pics of this type of watch with this sort of strap. So, if you can point me in the right direction, I would be very pleased!

    Menno

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    Jon' - StampeSV4 - is the man in the know...

    Some say he has a contact in the Marseille underworld.

    Same say he met a man on a submarine in the English Channel.

    Some say he used to be in the French National Circus...

    All we know is, he can get you a strap!

    M
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

    the #watchnerd

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    Oooohh! Disgusting how could you live with yourself...

    Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great looking homage watches around and although I have promised myself to avoid them, I still end up browsing at them. Ever so closer each time to selling my soul and buying one.

    Bill's Kingston and Corvus take on the BP Air Command will sure draw me in to own them when they're released.

    Dan

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    Default Hey, everyone needs something to wear to the gym

    If your locker is broken into and the watch is stolen, at least you won't want to hang yourself.

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    Thanks for the support.

    I'll be getting rid of them shortly. No need to hang onto tat like that. I rather like the strap tho - comfy, and a little different. I'm not sure I can imagine a nageur de combat wearing one on one of my watches, but - as you say - it'd look wonderful on an MN-issued piece.

    Wasn't aware of the Corvus take on the BP FF AC - sounds interesting - as long as they get the caseback spelling correct this time!

    M
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

    the #watchnerd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremont125 View Post

    as long as they get the caseback spelling correct this time!

    M
    and have a bezel inlay that doesn't fall out or a bezel that doesn't rust.
    Last edited by EZMone; 16-02-2010 at 06:57. Reason: correction

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    Those "Combat nadgers" really do brighten up those beaters - I reckon you should keep them but they need some serious patina - can't you put them in the tumble drier or bury them in horse manure for a month or two - works wonders with prematurely "aging" metal parts...

    Regards

    Jon'.

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