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PostSubject: My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina   My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2010 9:27 pm

I love my Alpina Heritage but never fell in love with the strap. If it were a touch longer it might have been OK. I sent Alpina an email asking about the bracelet but never got a response My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_sad . So I decided to try a Watchadoo on the Alpina. Holy Friggin' Moly this thing looks great!! Not much of a mod but it makes a super difference in the watch. Here's a couple photos on the strap and a few I took tonight on the bracelet (sorry picts not that awesome). One hell of a bracelet for $39 plus shipping from eBay!!

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PostSubject: Re: My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina   My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2010 9:30 pm

Dude that is a SICK watch!

Can you still get them?

What size it it?

Bracelet looks GREAT MAN!

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PostSubject: Re: My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina   My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2010 9:39 pm

Anomaly wrote:
Dude that is a SICK watch!

Can you still get them?

What size it it?

Bracelet looks GREAT MAN!

I think you can still get them, although Alpina has discontinued this model. I still see them for sale. I got mine from an online AD and it was shipped directly from Alpina in Switzerland. Officially they probably call it 40mm (from 2 to 8 w/o crown) and it wears like that due to case shape but it's only 41mm with crown straight across middle. Way too small for you, but looks OK on my 8.5 inch wrist!! My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina 744742 .

Thanks!!

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PostSubject: Re: My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina   My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2010 9:43 pm

Anomaly wrote:
Dude that is a SICK watch!

Can you still get them?

What size it it?

Bracelet looks GREAT MAN!

DOC!!! We're loosing him... he's drifting again...

Gary, that's a great match.
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I'm all over the place!!!!!!!!

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I'm all over the place!!!!!!!!


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You got a DEAL at $39! Seriously, the normal price is more like $49-59 for the Watchadoos in the past. I'll have to go look to see if they have lowered the price or something.

Looks great, I love mine on my Monster and its super comfortable - particularly given is hefty weight.
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Very nice match.
Tried to buy some Watchadoos a while back.
They're running low on the brushed models in all sizes.
Definitely a Watchadoo in my future - Enjoy.
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man that looks perfect for the watch! Great shots of a cool watch
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I'm all over the place!!
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Looks great Gary! I really like the idea of different looks to the same watch by a simple strap/bracelet change. In some cases, like this one, the change is dramatic. Keep switching them up!
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PostSubject: Re: My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina   My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2010 10:49 pm

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You got a DEAL at $39! Seriously, the normal price is more like $49-59 for the Watchadoos in the past. I'll have to go look to see if they have lowered the price or something.

Looks great, I love mine on my Monster and its super comfortable - particularly given is hefty weight.

Doc I went back and looked it was opening bid of $39, I got it for $43.99 + $7.50 shipping from down under.......

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PostSubject: Re: My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina   My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2010 10:50 pm

First of all, what a FANTASTIC looking watch Gary ! My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina 46145 My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina 803574
The case shape, along with the dial are unbelievably good !!!!
The way the 3, 9, and 12 go in a different direction than the
rest of the numbers is great. Also think the white chapter ring
is off the charts too !..Then the black strap works nicely,
especially with the white stitching. However, the bracelet
IS EXCEPTIONAL looking, and for that price ! WOW !!!! My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_eek My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Icon_smile
The quality looks top notch, and it fits the look of the watch
perfectly !..Great pictures, and great pick up ! Congrats, and
Enjoy !

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Docrwm wrote:
You got a DEAL at $39! Seriously, the normal price is more like $49-59 for the Watchadoos in the past. I'll have to go look to see if they have lowered the price or something.

Looks great, I love mine on my Monster and its super comfortable - particularly given is hefty weight.

Doc I went back and looked it was opening bid of $39, I got it for $43.99 + $7.50 shipping from down under.......

You did good, but you know that!
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man that looks perfect for the watch! Great shots of a cool watch

Thanks Ron and everyone else who commented......I wanted the bracelet from the beginning but the strap was $500 less when they went to close out. So I got the strap, for $50...this bracelet will do!!

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sixtysix wrote:
barnbuilder1 wrote:
man that looks perfect for the watch! Great shots of a cool watch

Thanks Ron and everyone else who commented......I wanted the bracelet from the beginning but the strap was $500 less when they went to close out. So I got the strap, for $50...this bracelet will do!!

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sixtysix wrote:
barnbuilder1 wrote:
man that looks perfect for the watch! Great shots of a cool watch

Thanks Ron and everyone else who commented......I wanted the bracelet from the beginning but the strap was $500 less when they went to close out. So I got the strap, for $50...this bracelet will do!!

How much? drunken


Watch with bracelet was about $1100, watch with strap $599 on close out, soooooo the watch was $500 less with the strap than with the bracelet. Watchadoo was about $50 delivered, lunch was $5.99 plus tax.

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Watchaduo? Never heard that one before!! My first Watchadoo....for the Alpina Lol I love it.

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