Back and ready to go again…

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Well, I’m back from New York and almost ready for another vacation.

During my trip to the Big Apple i looked for nice watches (of course!!) and i’ve seen plenty. In the Netherlands i’m happy to spot a TAG Heuer or an Omega occassionally, but in New York it’s easy to spot a Rolex Submariner on every corner of the street  😉

Submariner wristshot

Besides the overwhelming amount of Rolex sports watches i spotted some TAG’s and several Panerai. Especially the PAM88 GMT seemed popular…. at least that’s the one i saw most.

Just before i left i decided to take only one watch with me to New York, as i heard too many horror stories about travelling with an expensive wristwatch and getting through customs. My choice was the IWC 3717 Pilot Chronograph because it wears very comfortable and the readability is excellent.

IWC Pilot Chronograph 3717

If you want to see the most incredible vintage watches in New York, than make sure to go the 47th street. This street is packed with diamond and gold dealers, but some of them also deal in watches. And although their preference seems to be mainly in golden watches with lots of diamonds… there are still plenty of very nice vintage Patek’s, Vacheron’s and of course Rolex sports watches!!

But don’t think you’ll make a great deal there. I thought i might trade my 3717 plus cash for a Rolex GMT Master-II or Sea-Dweller… but when they told me what they offered for my IWC i could only laugh… or cry 😉

No way to make a great deal there. But now the 3717 is still on my wrist i don’t mind actually. Now i will get ready to pack for my next vacation, three weeks in Jordan. I won’t be wearing an expensive watch in Jordan as we plan to do a lot of travelling and most likely a lot of diving. So my ‘daily vacation beater’ will be on my wrist for sure… a Citizen Automatic Diver. I’m curious what Jordan watch dealer have to offer 🙂
Citizen Automatic Diver

6 responses

  1. Hi Frederik,
    The strap is a buffalo pilot strap from Aaron Tan. If you sent him an email he will give you access to his photobucket where you can see his straps.
    This is his email: aarontanhk(at)hotmail.com

  2. Thank you Frederik. When you order from Aaron Tan, keep in mind delivery might take a while… but the result is absolutely great 🙂

  3. Could you show me some better pics of that strap, I’m thinking of getting one for my 3717, I’m really interested in seeing it on the wrist. Feel free to check my flickr out.

  4. @Ryan.. best option is to email the maker. It’s a buffalo pilot strap from Aaron Tan. If you sent him an email he will give you access to his photobucket where you can see his straps.
    This is his email: aarontanhk(at)hotmail.com

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