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Dave R

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About Dave R

  • Rank
    The British HPA
  • Birthday 03/21/1961

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    West Yorkshire, England.

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    Castleford.
  • Interests
    Listening to Headphones, Playing Darts, Snooker & 8 Ball Pool.
  • Headphones
    SR-009, SR-003mk2, HD-600 ( with custom cable ) UM Miracle CIEM.
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    BHSE, Pico Slim, Mjolnir-Audio Dynalo mk1
  • Sources
    MacMini, iPhone 6.
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    Schiit Yggdrasil, Bybee Stealth Power Purifier, iPad as Remote Control to MacMini.

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  1. Dave R

    Watches

    Placed an order for the alligator strap, so when I receive it in 8 to 10 weeks and it’s fitted to my OP, I’ll post some photos.
  2. Dave R

    Watches

    That’s good to know Reks. 👍
  3. Dave R

    Watches

    Thanks for your ABPconcept.paris. recommendation Sam, I’ll have a look, however this place in the UK ( Equus Leather ) is only about an hour from where I live, and with it being in England I’ll have no 20% import VAT to pay, so I think I’ll get one from there. I haven’t got a reply to the message I sent, but according to their website, from placing an order for a watch strap to delivery is 8 to 10 weeks depending on how busy they are. That length of time does seem a bit long, but on their website it says quality takes time, which is reassuring to know. 🙂
  4. Dave R

    Watches

    Although the OP does look better with its bracelet, I’ve decided not to have it put back on, instead I’ve enquired about an alligator strap from that place in the UK, however my query isn’t about it in black, it’s what this place calls storm grey which looks a similar colour to the OP Rhodium dial. Getting this strap makes it so the AK end links won’t become obsolete, which I’m happy about. On that strap is a deployment buckle, which is what I’m going for, but in satin finish.
  5. Dave R

    Watches

    After trying my OP with a leather strap, and being undecided if I preferred it to the bracelet, I feel that Rolex model is best suited with the bracelet, yes I find a strap is more comfortable, but its bracelet isn’t uncomfortable, so I’ll have the bracelet put back on.
  6. Dave R

    Watches

    Yeah but with a high quality strap, it should look and feel much better than that cheap one used, and if I don’t hear anything from that Russian guy, then I might see about getting an alligator ( black ) strap from a UK place that’s done that in the photo. To be honest, I do prefer dress watches, and although an OP looks kind of dress like, a Rolex Cellini ( 50509 ) is, plus it’s supposed to be just as durable, so sometime in the future I think I’ll get one.
  7. Dave R

    Watches

    Because I couldn’t wait to see how the AK end links look on my OP39, I ended up buying a cheap strap, and I’m undecided whether I prefer the end links/strap look or Rolex bracelet. Comfort wise I find the strap is better than the bracelet, so think I’ll keep the strap on and wait a better quality one.
  8. Dave R

    Watches

    Today I received the package that strap I ordered for use on my Rolex OP39 was supposed to be in, but with no strap, there was an outer plastic bag from Royal Mail with their apologies, so obviously on its way to me some thieving bastard has taken it. I’ve been in contact with the person that did me that strap and he’s starting an investigation, in the meantime he’s refunded the cost of that strap to my PayPal account, unfortunately he’s not ready to do me a new one with this happening, but hopefully will eventually.
  9. Dave R

    Watches

    The two AK end links I ordered were delivered today for use with my Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm, so just waiting for the strap which should take a week or two.
  10. Dave R

    Watches

    20/18mm
  11. Dave R

    Watches

    Was able to order 904L AK end links after contacting Officialtime via eBay, I asked if they could do a pair for Oyster Perpetual 39mm 20mm lugs, to which they said yes. All I needed to do was order their Rolex Yacht Master end links then add a message saying for OP 114300, should be receiving them in a couple days. I’ve also ordered that Horween Shell Cordovan leather strap, but this one’s from a guy in Russia. I’ve already had him make me two different straps, one for the GSQ and the other for my Saxonia, after selling that GSQ though I’m keeping one as spare for the Saxonia with them both being 19mm wide. Both the straps from the Russian guy are very nice, and so much better than that strap I got from someone in the UK, which is why I’ve ordered a third from Russia, this Russian guy also does straps to any wrist size. I’ve asked for a brushed silver buckle, and with the Rolex OP’s dial being dark rhodium, I went for dark grey stitching, this new strap though may take around two weeks to be done.
  12. Dave R

    Watches

    I found that a company called Officialtime do 904 stainless steel end links for some Rolex watches Reks, but didn’t see any for Oyster Perpetual, so I got in contact with them via eBay and their reply was that they can provide the right end links for an OP39, to which I asked how I go about ordering, but I’ve yet to receive a reply, that was only last night so there’s plenty of time for them to do that. Here are two of the same or similar photo but at a different focus of their AK end link, which I believe is for a Daytona.
  13. Dave R

    Watches

    Thanks Sam, and I’m pleased to say I have that Rolex, which happy with, however even though its bracelet is quite comfortable, I still prefer leather straps, not only do I find straps feel better than bracelets, they look better too. Another thing I’m not so keen about bracelets is when the wrist is warm the fit is perfect, but when cold it becomes loose, therefore I think I’ll get that strap in the photo which is Horween Cordovan leather. I’ll be finding about end links to use with that strap, but even if none are available for an OP 39, I I’ll still order that strap.
  14. Dave R

    Watches

    Although I really like the GSQ, at the time getting it ( January ) the watch I much preferred for the same purpose ( wearing while playing snooker and pool ) was a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm, but while I did have the money to get that Rolex, there were/are other things that need doing, however because a ROP is my second dream watch I thought you only live once so frig it. What this means is I’ve used that GSQ as part exchange for a ROP39 Rhodium dial, and those other things will just have to wait. About the dial colour, there are only two I like on the OP, blue and that rhodium, but what made me decide on rhodium is it has blue accents, whereas the blue dial has green which to me doesn’t look as good. Been told I should be receiving that Rolex tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to that. 🙂
  15. Dave R

    Watches

    I’ve seen these end links for most Rolex models Sam, but not for a ROP, but hopefully one will become available for that very nice ( IMO ) Rolex.
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