Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doran, Apr 21, 2008.
I did notice that as well
That JLC is incredible. My favourite release so far this year.
wants to be for best part of €1m by time VAT is added
it is fabulous though
Holy crap I didn't realise it was THAT much :O
For me, JLC are the ultimate gentlemans watch. No-one who knows anything about watches will give it any disrespect. I aspire to a JLC one day.
One of my favourite, actually usable watches I've come across, money no object (it's cheap in the context of such things!):
Reading the time?
Funny you should mention that. Saw this on the BBC yesterday
Oh. I forgot it was supposed to do that as well
Nice new strap just in from Banda. Poor pic doesn't really do it justice, it's a rather nice navy blue
Nice, great what a new strap can do
my ABP one has transformed my JLC
Definitely. Navy on this is spot on the colour of the second hand which works nicely.
I have just been given my deceased fathers wrist watch by my mum. The bracelet is detached from the watch at one end but I have a bag of extra bits. I have the wooden box and all paperwork and certificates. My dear dad paid £750 for it in 2001. It’s a Zenith Port Royal V. My mum thinks its a ladies watch and that wouldn’t surprise me as he liked more subtle/smaller designs. I want to send it away for repair/service/new battery but I don't know where to start and I would be devastated if it were stolen or something. Where do I start?
The V is a small watch but they did also do a womans watch which is much smaller. If you want to give it the best treatment and have original parts replaced such as the bracelet send it back to Zenith:
Although there are plenty of other specialists who can service the watch to the same standard as it's not a complex movement or case finishing.
Not that you're planning on selling it, but it's probably worth between £800-£1000 once serviced with all the box and papers.
Oh no, I could never sell it. The box has all the paperwork and receipts signed by my dad. I have just spoken to the dealer/shop my dad visited in 2001 in Leeds to buy it. It has to go back to Zenith for assessment but I don’t want them to replace the bracelet as it is the one my dad chose/wore. Thank you for your advice.
That looks really nice. Can't really appreciate the blue from the image however. Any chance of direct link to the strap. Thinking a dark/navy blue strap from my cocktail time.
I appreciate the craftsmanship is amazing, but as something to look at, it's just ugly apart from whatever that gyroscopic mechanical widget is, that looks awesome
I'll take a better pic at some point but is is the dark blue alligator on here https://www.banda.com/?PG=TMW
Just picked up yesterday!
Very nice , Apollo 8 one? I've looked at this one a couple of times
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