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  1. wrist time Jun 16, 2022

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    What's your definition of younger generation? Millennials(who aren't that young anymore) are responsible for a huge revival in all kinds of handmade crafts.
     
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  2. JwRosenthal Jun 16, 2022

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    Yup. I’m sure many-a-thesis has been written on it, but the movement was about a desire for “authenticity” in a very inauthentic world. Companies like Redwing Heritage, Tanner Goods, Filson, and many more responded to the trend on a more industrial level. The entire vinyl resurgence of the last 15 years was thanks to Millennials. I know we have a large contingent of Millennials who are members here who came to vintage watches out of a rejection of mass produced modern garbage. Gen Z may have a different proclivity though.
     
  3. Pvt-Public Jun 16, 2022

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    I doubt it, most of the younger generation (40 and younger) still believe that Etsy is all hand made items.
    P.S. that cat looks familiar
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  4. amcclell Jun 16, 2022

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    Just got this back from my watchmaker and it looks terrific on the hand crafted bund strap that Duraciur1 made.
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  5. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Jul 24, 2022

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    00E34FE4-D121-4C3F-879D-2D47D00E730F.jpeg Recent projects… View attachment 1450539 View attachment 1450540 236206C5-7ACA-4616-9630-D01F10E35C52.jpeg 3CCFA29E-772B-4C67-A6A4-430677FB5F41.jpeg A314771F-CEB6-4B67-A924-B854DED28F9B.jpeg CFCD107A-6285-4018-A5E2-D89E73ACF567.jpeg 53E3CE74-C8B9-493B-8802-C47EC01C276D.jpeg And this morning my neighbour had another garage sale. I picked up a couple of old baseball gloves. The leather was better on the older gloves and may prove useful in the future. He always has watches. I buy the ones that have nice buckles. Then there was an old gold coloured Timex. A few winds and a shake and it started ticking. I bought it more for the old strap. It cleaned up nicely. Makes my Bulova stick out too much, but a good guide for copies. 1270BA9D-97F6-4E1C-BA61-359619B4ADD1.jpeg 06052C4E-0CDE-4D8B-BBC1-E2A6F19672FC.jpeg C18813E6-4507-4943-A0DA-9B7D96E2F39A.jpeg FD792F49-3A61-4DC9-99F8-BAF1F7E2993E.jpeg 91496A50-D2D4-408A-858D-7BC2135DEBD0.jpeg CDBA40B4-AB31-4713-9F9B-C838591F84A4.jpeg CB4F7C60-4372-48D7-81B3-64FF492F342B.jpeg EBA2F5F9-38B4-4D03-88A1-DC853D222592.jpeg
     
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  6. JwRosenthal Jul 24, 2022

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    You got the Milships????::love::::love::
    Do you love it as much as I do?

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  7. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Jul 24, 2022

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    Amazing watch. Hard to wear anything else. I like that metal bracelet of yours. 0E7FB490-2B79-4086-8D1D-C0A6168DF7DC.jpeg
     
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  8. JwRosenthal Jul 24, 2022

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    Bracelet is a vintage JBC, got it on a Longines Weems (obviously added much later than the watch- probably late 50’s), but I think it suits the watch perfectly. The vintage canvas 2-piece you show in your pic is a must have period correct strap for these and still available on eBay.
     
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  9. Keith88lx Sep 29, 2022

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    Wanted to show off some goodies from Duracuir1. He does amazing work.
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  10. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Sep 29, 2022

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    That cooper strap is dope :cool:
     
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  11. amcclell Sep 29, 2022

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    The Cooper strap really makes the Speedy pop. I also have a 4 watch roll and love it. It is perfect for travel as it can be rolled or lay flat in the suitcase. Duracuir1's leather goods are top notch!
     
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  12. Jonathan40 Oct 4, 2022

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    48FA8F02-638F-4B6C-A6D9-5DEE3E937DEB.jpeg Bought a 20mm Steve was selling here on the forum. Even better in real life, so comfortable currently on my Seiko but destined for my Speedy when I get chance to visit the box and retrieve it. B1D0B703-6640-4FB0-9883-3F80B3BD82E9.jpeg
    Very happy with the excellent leather goods Steve produces. Looking forward to my 21mm arriving soon in that lovely baseball leather he has.
     
  13. Jonathan40 Oct 17, 2022

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    C0661E1E-CF1F-432A-8667-89C31400AE1C.jpeg Strike 2, beautiful baseball leather strap for my Longines. Up cycling at its best. Thank you Steve great job Sir. 7FFD2CED-45C3-42CE-A366-2DF722C7FB38.jpeg
     
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  14. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Nov 14, 2022

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    Finishing touches on a strap for a member’s Mido. I used an empty case to help me make the pad as symmetrical as possible. The stitching gives it a finished look. 40D86814-8B29-4D4D-8EA0-75800D901142.jpeg Not yet symmetrical. 1F149C62-48C1-467C-A071-4931A4D71C96.jpeg 7CB4DDDE-E571-4BA7-ADDC-0971A5E65260.jpeg ED24A03C-28D0-45B7-9782-1C09AEDF89C0.jpeg AA2C08B7-EED5-4D81-9640-919AD3AC9096.jpeg Acceptable now.
     
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  15. JwRosenthal Nov 14, 2022

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    Like manscaping, bund makes your junk look bigger.
     
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  16. Keith88lx Nov 14, 2022

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    Haha. this is for the recent Mido you sent me.
     
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  17. JwRosenthal Nov 14, 2022

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    Oooo, nice! That thing has the prettiest lugs too
     
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  18. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Dec 11, 2022

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    My first pocket watch pouch. Now called a pouch watch! It was a bit cold this morning to wear my DaveK cap but once the fire got going, my favorite head dress was back on! Putting it to the test this afternoon. 86A55931-FCE5-4635-B51C-0E0D29F91BC6.jpeg B39AD216-B668-4A56-94D0-B5CDF480BCD0.jpeg 229950F1-5769-487C-B106-040321DB16E4.jpeg 755BB585-A929-4855-AE3D-9F92F6E86DB9.jpeg 1BFC1557-BF3D-4702-8D69-0803A192CE2A.jpeg 0BFC08B1-678B-4BCB-A043-1BB23D695D96.jpeg 48918DAC-A35D-47A9-8ED7-60EA536B5BE6.jpeg 033C666F-75C3-4F70-AD76-B2A65B9B8218.jpeg 7F695F2B-5850-4439-B76A-E589CCBDF967.jpeg 29802D03-589E-45D3-98B9-B20CB0AD6A13.jpeg 7E115BD2-AAB1-43DA-B710-C609F737DF70.jpeg 0CF9A3CE-4C61-4488-8D1C-8A5923171C57.jpeg 2076E563-47A3-47C5-B002-E73BA6140A84.jpeg 9668DE7D-673D-48CD-A9DF-5CC777F9CD9C.jpeg A76F2536-AD74-4936-AFC0-215F13AF3259.jpeg 3A105AB0-2DE6-4223-917B-23F7BA663744.jpeg 1C4BC8CA-9B12-4689-AE7C-699441B0F3C9.jpeg E2BD1A3C-495C-4EDA-92DC-9B12BFE57E47.jpeg 8B103C39-DE85-4E15-B48B-B430CB608EC4.jpeg 84CB38DC-42D2-41BC-9166-2AAD257AC03F.jpeg 0FC990E7-8C95-4DA0-A148-53491E2B4DF8.jpeg 6AE86A66-CC25-471A-AC51-325411FC46FD.jpeg D47AC68E-72C7-4AA8-B7BC-68DED01E8690.jpeg 5EF7E240-7FA8-4CDB-9AB7-A7546B4A8277.jpeg D4895684-02E7-465F-9E81-32AB0B05A174.jpeg no @Mad Dog pose for me. 058D6CF5-A66D-4720-B6B7-7D396A2C14A6.jpeg @TexOmega will like this clip. 06AB2696-A1E3-44C1-A902-0169A36C07A1.jpeg From an old plain clothes handcuff pouch.
     
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  19. Canuck Dec 11, 2022

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    :thumbsup: Also often called a “sachet”. A la a sachet by @DaveK, personalized, presently housing my Hamilton 950B with its @DaveK miracle braid lanyard. Oh you creative types!

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  20. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Dec 18, 2022

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    Inspired by @Duracuir1 giving me this POS plastic-leather pouch as a template (sincere thanks :thumbsup:)

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    I took some scrap vegetable-tanned leather…

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    …dyed it and made a few cuts, and now here we have…

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    I think most folks would use a fob along with these pouches, but I put a grommet in it as well so you could use a leather thong or chain to protect your watch from being dropped
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    Edit: not sure how these extra photos got in ::confused2::
     
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