Change shoes for my CDV 1955...

Mar 25, 2020,10:43 AM

Hunkered down at home and spending time changing shoes for my CDV 1955. I think this is a better choice smile

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Looks Great. Matches the watch.

 By: klodsto : March 25th, 2020-12:01
Is this famous Metta Catharina russian leather? At least structure of leather looks like. Very nice strap.


 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-12:39
You have very sharp eyes. It is Metta Catharina strap. I think these straps matches most white metal watches very well.

This strap is a killer.

 By: klodsto : March 25th, 2020-12:46
Don’t get me wrong, Your watch is stunning, but this strap is unique . Metta leather has so great history and is almost impossible to get anymore. Congratulations.

Haha... I think the strap is the winner here.

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-12:59
A good strap can make any watch stands out charmingly. That's why I also really love Gay Freres bracelet.

Those MC straps are nice ... I have one for my Panerai from the early days when the leather became available.

 By: destrodan : March 25th, 2020-15:17
Oh, and a Purdey keychain with the same leather. It's great leather! Kind regards, Dan

Such a beautiful chronograph...

 By: destrodan : March 25th, 2020-12:11
...thank you for sharing. I have a similar strap combo from a 'Tokyo' strap maker for my VC 1942 calendar! Such a great vintage look for VCs. Kind regards, Dan

cool... share a photo here.

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-12:42
I love the VC 1942 calendar. I was hoping they were the 38mm in size when they first launched. I have a small wrist. I have seen it on others with bigger wrist and they look fantastic.

Here are a couple of shots...

 By: destrodan : March 25th, 2020-13:00
...on a cordovan strap. I have bigger wrists (7.25 inches), but I think with the shaped lugs and slim profile, it wears more like a 38 or 39mm diameter. Kind regards, Dan ...  

Exactly what I mean!

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-13:03
See how the watch fits your wrist so beautifully . What a charming dial, the lugs and the Cordovan strap is a perfect match! It will be very difficult to not keep staring at your watch. If you sit next to me in a restaurant, you will see me staring silly ... 

Thank you, CL! Not to enable, but I can promise you ...

 By: destrodan : March 25th, 2020-13:10
... that it will also sit beautifully on your wrist and would make a fantastic pair with your Cornes de Vache 1955. πŸ˜πŸ‘ I'm hoping to do a 'VC hat trick' with the 1955 at some point, along with the Overseas and 1942. Kind regards, Dan

Trust me :-)

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-13:37
I have tried so many times that my wife thinks this is my compulsive behavior. Every time I see one, I just cannot resist it. I envy your wrist . Maybe I will get the vintage version that's restored by VC. I have told the boutique to inform me whenever th... 

A vintage example would...

 By: destrodan : March 25th, 2020-13:54 hands-down in my opinion! Please do share if you find one. Kind regards, Dan

Nah...It won't win

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-14:15
Usually collectors are against restored vintage piece , even those done by the manufacturer. I'm indifferent towards this as long it is done by VC itself. Still, a better piece will be the one you have where you will start the history and it eventually wi... 

I'm also fine if the manufacturer restores a watch...

 By: destrodan : March 25th, 2020-15:13
...this is how things were done in the past before the collector craze (and I still think a sympathetically-restored VC is better than the new ones). My only caveat is that they keep the dial original, unless it's absolutely destroyed. But I'm more of a h... 

Thanks !!!

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-14:21
I spend 3 hours trying to change the strap. So difficult to remove it. What a task!!! I can never be a watchmaker in my next life.

I know these two rules...

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-17:00
but it seems like I tend to break them, especially in such times. I prefer my soft eye sight

Yes... GJ Cleverley.

 By: CL : March 25th, 2020-17:01
Mine was not from there but from a friend. I have ordered a new one from london.