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Old 12-05-2019, 12:03 AM
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Doing some product photography on a rainy Wednesday here in the Bay Area. Getting some watches ready for sale on the 'Bay.

Fujifilm X-H1 and 60mm f/2.4 Macro; Yonguo Speedlited and a Giottos Tabletop Studio for seamless and diffusion.

Halios Seaforth in Abyss Blue with date complication, 40mm. Sapphire dive bezel. ETA automatic movement.



Dan Henry 1962 Chronograph tri-compax. Seiko Mecha-quartz movement. Tachymeter bezel and sexy twisted lugs. Take that, Omega Speedy! All dressed up with a tan Halios Watches leather strap with a beautiful patina.



Dan Henry 1963 Racing Chronograph tri-compax. Seiko Mecha-quartz movement. 12 hour bezel. Sporting a racy bespoke hand-made HerrenMarke rallye-style leather strap.

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Exquisite lighting.

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Old 12-05-2019, 11:00 AM
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Very nice photos and watches.
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Those are amazing shots. What source do you use for the lighting?
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Those are amazing shots. What source do you use for the lighting?
A couple speedlites shooting through speedlite softboxes as modifiers. The watch is inside a Giottos tabletop studio that also provides light diffusion.
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Beautiful work Stephen.
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Beautiful work Stephen.
Thanks, Tom.
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Stephen, very nice watches & pictures I'm also into vintage watches

Do you know where I could buy those very nice looking leather straps? Thanks!
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May I suggest a light experiment for you?

Get a Philips SDW-TG GX12-1 825 MASTER MINI 50W EEK, and connect it through a Philips - HID-AV C 35 - 70/S CDM 220 - 240 V 50/60Hz ballast. Then lower the power delivery switch. Put everything in a HID parabolic reflector. Instant golden glow.
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Stephen, very nice watches & pictures I'm also into vintage watches

Do you know where I could buy those very nice looking leather straps? Thanks!
Joel,
The straps for the first couple photos are from Halios, the watchmaker, and not available without buying a Halios watch. I've encouraged Jason Lim of Halios to sell the straps separately, as they're wonderful, but it hasn't happened yet.

The strap on the Dan Henry chronograph is a Herren Marke, from here in the States. It was a small, one-man business, but I don't think he's making straps any more.

Regarding recommendations for leather straps, you can check out these sites in the USA:

Crown and Buckle: https://tinyurl.com/z554uskk

Hodinkee (whom you probably already know): https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/straps

Worn & Wound: https://windupwatchshop.com/collections/straps

Barton: https://www.bartonwatchbands.com

In Europe, there is Colareb in Italy, but I've found their quality and consistency to be iffy. There's also Di-Modell, who I think is from Germany. IIRC, they make all of Sinn's leather straps.
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