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Welcome to the first current watch inventory update for OC Watch Company. All of the watches in the picture are in stock and available as of 11/20/2015. As many of you know watches come and go quickly and the inventory can change at any moment. If you have any questions about the pricing and the accessories that come with any of these watches please email me at sales@ocwatchcompanywc.com. I will also be adding an Incoming Inventory section as well.
Posted in Current Inventory, Watch Reviews by Kyle O'Connor.

These are a few pictures I shot at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion last year. A few of them are from the "Corkscrew" in turn 8 and 8a. In the first picture below you will see the 1969 Sunoco (Roger Penske) Chevrolet Camaro leading the 1970 (Bud Moore) Boss Mustang into the corkscrew turn at Laguna. The Camaro was originally run by Mark Donahue and the Boss Mustang was run by

The vintage Trans-Am series is by far my favorite group to watch on the track. In 2001 I worked for McGee Motorsports located behind turn 11 at Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma CA. I had the pleasure of working on most of these cars while working there. My personal favorites of the Trans-Am series are the 1969 Penske Sunoco Camaro, #77 "Sublime" green Dodge Challenger and the 1970 #2 AMC Javelin.

Above is a short video of the Trans-Am Series race as they come up the Rahal Straight into the famous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.

The video above is the engines being warmed up from the original 1968 - 1973 Trans-Am series race cars. Besides the occasional shake down test drive of these cars around Sears Point and Laguna Seca was getting the engines warmed up. Most people thing you just fire up a race car right away. But first you prime the oil system to make sure that the inside of the engine is properly coated with oil until you see a little oil poseur build up on the gauge. Then you can fire it up!

The red white and blue #2 car is the 1970 AMC Javelin and the orange one is the BOSS 302 Mustang.

Posted in Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Watches & Racing by Kyle O'Connor.

Here are a few pictures I took of the Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 race car during the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Laguna Seca Raceway.

The Flying Lizard Audi R8 driven by Nelson Canache Jr. (Venezuela) and Spencer Pumpelly (United States) coming through the apex in turn 9 at Laguna Seca.

This is the #35 Flying Lizard Audi R8 driven by Dion von Moltke (South Africa), Seth Neiman (United States) in the middle of the famous "Cork Screw" or Turn 8a at Laguna.

This is also the #35 Audi R8 in turn 8a however this time it is doing a little "Agricultural Racing." A term used when a race car misses a turn and goes off track and collects a lot of grass, gravel, dirt and other forms of earth. This is not a good thing...
This is the #35 car coming down the hill headed to turn 10 at Laguna Seca Raceway.
Posted in Tudor United SportsCar Championship, Watches & Racing by Kyle O'Connor.

Do you need a replacement watch strap for your Panerai?

At OC Watch Company in Walnut Creek we carry many aftermarket replacement straps for Panerai watches. Panerai makes it fairly simple as it has 3 main strap sizes and styles for the different case styles. The strap sizes are 22mm, 24mm and 26mm. Normally the strap breakdown is as follows.

40mm Cases - 22mm Strap
44mm Cases - 24mm Strap
45mm Radiomir - 26mm Strap
47mm Cases - 26mm Strap

There are different tapers, lengths and buckles to the different watch models as well. I will be posting a chart for this soon. Here are some of the straps we have in stock. See below.

This is a 24mm X 22mm Black Calf Leather with Cream Stitching replacement strap for Panerai watches with 24mm lugs. The buckle is a Pre V style stainless steel screw in high polish buckle.
This is a 24mm X 22mm Tan Calf Leather with Cream Stitching replacement strap for Panerai watches with 24mm lugs. The buckle is a Pre V style stainless steel screw in high polish buckle.
This is a 26mm X 22mm Assolamante style leather replacement strap for Panerai watches with 26mm lugs and primarily for 45mm Radiomir watches. The buckle is a 22mm Pre V style stainless steel screw in high polish buckle.
This is a 26mm X 22mm Black Calf Leather replacement strap for Panerai watches with 26mm lugs and primarily for 45mm Radiomir watches. The buckle is a 22mm Pre V style stainless steel screw in high polish buckle.
Check out the rest of the Panerai Replacement Straps that we have for sale in our store and on our website.
Posted in Panerai, Watch Repair, Watch Strap Replacement by Kyle O'Connor.

This is a WristShot I took of the IWC Pilot Day Date Chronograph while at a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park.

IWC Pilot Day Date Chronograph WristShot at San Francisco Giants AT&T Park

IWC Pilot Day Date Chronograph WristShot at San Francisco Giants AT&T Park

 

Check out our latest IWC Inventory here.

 

 

 

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