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Patek Philippe: It looks very sharp

I like the idea of extending the service life by means of treatment, but I've found that the limiting factors for my straps are the (generally) calf skin on the underside of the strap or the gouging of the strap holes. Did you treat both sides of the strap with wax or just the alligator leather on t
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Automotive: Urwerk UR-110

Or another electronic California product, the Devon Tread 2 chronograph Best, Tim
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Independents: Looking sharp

Nice choice. I wish we'd see more of DB on these pages. Best, Tim
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Horological Meandering: Rubber straps or some kind of alcantara are the best alternatives

I haven't had an alligator strap for some time, but it's probably safe to assume other leathers aren't claimed with any more compassion for the donors. Rubber, silicone, Alcantara, and old-fashioned bracelets all have production costs, but none is harvested from a living body. Best, Tim
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Automotive: 550 Maranello, "Tour de France Blue"

I loved it in the 1990s when it was lambasted as a "Supra" and insufficiently extroverted for a flagship Ferrari. Now it's an acknowledged classic. I wish I bought one when they were at $70,000 in 2011. Photo by internet dealer "BAC Monaco" Best, Tim
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A. Lange & Söhne: The remontoir on the Zeitwerk is better exposed for enjoyment

That particular implementation aside, the history and archaic complexity of the fusee appeals to me more. Also relevant is the fusee's deep ties with the Lange brand dating back to the very beginning of the current firm in 1990-94. The PLMs have a special place in my heart. Best, Tim
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Automotive: I love those wheels! [nt]

And if you hadn't mentioned this was Southern California, the palm trees, road art, and two Teslas in the background would have been dead giveaways. Best, Tim
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Rolex: Only if purchasing new; many possible directions exist

A used 2000s Milgauss GV, 1980s "triple six" Sea-Dweller, or 1990s steel/gold Daytona all represent excellent value and potential fun without providing any revenues to Rolex. With the company's five year warranties on recent models, you can pick from many options still covered without supporting Rol
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Rolex: There are countless past and present (awesome) Rolex models that nobody is chasing

They can be bought today. If I were you, I'd try to fall in love with something a bit outside the mainstream, buy it, and treasure it. Much of the meaning we invest in our watches comes from living our lives with them. Best, Tim
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By: Tim_M
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Horological Meandering: I like the custom-bike collaboration.

My ride for the last eight years has been built around a Bill Holland Exogrid titanium-carbon frame. Please post photos of your new GMT when it arrives. Best, Tim
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