Another installment in the saga of the two eBay Eds https://omegaforums.net/threads/updated-irresistible-impulse-two-105-003-65-ebay-buys.79624/ https://omegaforums.net/threads/two-ebay-ed-whites-part-two-they-arrive.79926/ Well, I made a command decision today. The brown strap did not look right on the Istanbul Ed White. It really needed the steel 1125 bracelet that was already on the U.K. Ed White. Its lume is off white and the bezel is slightly ghosted - all greys. And, come to think of it, it was a shame that the steel bracelet did nothing to offset the browned lume on the U.K. Ed. So, I did it. I swapped the bracelet to the Istanbul Ed and put a different B & R band (lighter brown) on the U.K. Ed. I’m pleased with the result. So far, I think I was very lucky with these two eBay purchases. After service and minor remediations, they both run well and are pleasing to the eye. I still can’t decide which I prefer; each has different strengths. But I’ve pretty much decided that their parts are going to stay with the watches they came with — I don’t have the heart to abuse them by trying to make one great watch out of them (and one mediocre one). Worst, I know I shouldn’t keep them both, but I really want to.