- Master of Time
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- Location: Just north of Northern Krautland
In twenty years or so, the German language will be one, massively long compound word.
gerdson wrote:That's fair enough, and I got that idea as well, in between. I could just try to find a nice 7765 dial now, for example. But I still hate the idea to spend a 200 plus on a hand made strap for a watch that is not quite to my taste.
gerdson wrote:I appreciate this, but please go back and take another look:
There is a piece of plastic sitting within the end of the strap. It has been covered delicately by thinly carved out alligator leather that has been glued to it. My wife is a saddle maker, and I do help her in her workshop sometimes. Believe me, I can estimate the number of hours that would go into this one. I don't even think 300 is enough to have such a strap custom made in high quality. Just to accurately cut this out of a thicker piece of leather with a knife is almost impossible, You can't simply cut these narrow 90 degree edges. The manufacturer did likely die-cut these.
gerdson wrote:I took bl's advice and had a drink or two. Now I am totally consternated, as more than 3 bloody years have passed. Anyways. I just bought another chronograph case. And I needed to go back and look at the dial option for the 7765 once more. And guess what...
The journey is the reward. Watchmaker is coming for a visit on Wednesday. For once I have him by the balls, as I can buy cheap stuff over the border in Krautland, and he can not.
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