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Watch thread - /wt/

New 1960s Raketa edition.
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Vintage Explorer
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>>12807065
w2c
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Any recommendations for an aviation themed watch that goes with a suit? I work in aviation but my nicest watch is functional black plastic.
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>>12808402
Longines Heritage 1935
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This is another watch I've made, I've posted my other watches in these threads before, I'm curious what /fa/ thinks of it.
Obviously this watch only works well with certain outfits, but I really like the fact that I can explain parts of the watch to interested people since it's a skeleton watch.
The movement is an ETA 6497-1 if anyone's wondering.
I also don't have the band for it yet, I will post pictures with the band later when I get it.
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>>12808585
I'm not a fan of skeleton watches, but that's awesome that you made it anon. I'm definitely miring for that reason. Nice work
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>>12808592
Yeah fashion-wise I'm not a huge fan of skeleton watches either but I really wanted a watch where I could observe the internals and show them to other people.
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>>12808585
Sorry, it's a 6498-1 movement, my bad.
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>>12808585
A-any cheap decent skeleton watches out there?
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>>12808641
How cheap are we looking at?
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>>12808585
>I can explain parts of the watch to interested people
They are just pretending to be interested.
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>>12808700
I'd agree with you if it weren't for the fact that my friends are a bunch of geeky mechanically-minded dweebs like myself.
Most people aren't really interested, you're right.
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Does the Chinese label make this watch unworthy? I kinda like it.
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>>12807065
I know the watch isn´t the prettiest, but what does everyone think of the Angel Falls watch? It´s a kickstarter watch, w/ceramic bezel and a pretty good movement for the price.
Is it too ugly to be excused for its price?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/748477776/angel-falls-by-mondragon-watch-co-a-dive-tactical
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>>12808868
The Chinese label doesn't matter as much as the color scheme.
A watch with a silver case and a gold bezel will have a very hard time looking good outside of a professional photo.
Especially when it has a brown leather watchband, a white dial, blue highlights on the dial and from the blued screws in the movement, along with gold and white hands.
The color scheme just seems way too crowded to me. Maybe Guanqin has better looking watches, but I still probably wouldn't buy from them.
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>>12808890
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>>12808890
The lower-level of that watch has a cheap movement that I consider absolute trash, the Seiko NH35a is so inexpensive it's cheaper to throw it away and buy a new movement than to service the movement. It only costs $37, and you're getting what you pay for.
The ETA 2824-2, on the other hand, is a respectable movement, and 350 dollars is a reasonable price to pay for a watch with that movement, although this also hinges on the quality of the case, which I can not speak to, thought at least it has sapphire glass, which means that the crystal should look good through a lot of use.
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>>12808679
around 60 euros?
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>>12808585
You should post your methods in /diy/ !
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>>12809051
You can't get a decent mechanical watch for that price, let alone a decent skeleton watch. At 60 euros your best bet at a reliable watch is something digital, or you could get a quartz movement watch that will last you five years if you're lucky.
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>>12809061
I kind of want one of these but only for free.
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cop or not?
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>>12809988
ITT shitters, except the vintage Heuer and the 6498 the guy built himself
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>>12808585
can you make me one as well? for free?
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>>12810083
Nope. But I'm a little interested in the prospect of selling custom watches, maybe I should look into that.
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how autistic is it to wear a big watch when you have small wrists?
pic very related
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>>12808868
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My Raketa jeans
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Croton datejust
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seiko 5
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I always liked this watch, even though it's $60,000.
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>>12810479
how autistic is it to wear a big watch when you have small wrists?
>big watch
here is your problem lad
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>>12810096
I've actually been looking for a skeleton dial with a chapter ring with Arabic numerals a lot like what you have there, but with a smaller case than I suspect your 6498 is in -maybe something more like a 2801. If you're actually interested in selling custom pieces email me at nycddancer @ Gmail with a time-stamped picture of your 6498.
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>>12811326
Emailed
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>>12812797
thats a girls watch you fag
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>>12812819
Or maybe it's a girl. We let them go online now.
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Latest cop, I've cleaned up the case since then to remove most of the exterior marks
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>>12812819
Im girl, anon
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>>12812990
No, you're a trap and traps aren't females. They're faggots
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Completely Unironically
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>>12812726
autistic pic
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>>12813176
i thought the same thing
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>>12809988
Oh lawd that is beautiful
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Curious, why do most people here hate on Tag Heuer? I'm not particularly a fan of the designs, but it seems the money you pay for a decent ETA movement isn't too bad. Not like Breitling.
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lol at the Pontiff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG0GmkkqG3A
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>>12813410
>why do most people here hate on Tag Heuer

probably using ETA movements and campaigns with celebrity endorsements
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What's the cheapest place to get an Orient Bambino with grey dials?
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I'm a man and I love watches but I'm a thinspo lurker, my wrists are 5.3 inches and the only watch I have is one that's been gifted to me and it's a 40mm one. Now I'd like to buy a new one and I've been thinking about copping a smaller one but I'm scared it will be too feminine looking.
Pic related is the one I'd like to go for, it's 32mm x 26mm
What do you think, cop or not?
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>>12813563
I don't think most anyone here has a problem with ETA movements.
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do you guys generally have more than one watch in your posession?
do you wear different watches on different occasions?
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>>12814310
I will wear a more casual/waterproof/durable watch on weekends or casual weeknights, and a more formal piece for nice dinners, client meetings, etc., but mostly in a world where divers are acceptable with suits, you can wear most anything to most anywhere.
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/g/ said this watch is tasteless, why is that?
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>>12814473
Gaudy. Looks like something Trump would wear.
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Whats your though on rolex submariner? Is it dadcore?
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>>12814580
only rolex I like is the day date
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>>12814580
Most popular Rolex by far, I feel like I see them everywhere. Honestly I like the Explorer, GMT, Datejust, Oyster Perpetual & Daytona way more
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>>12814352
2nd from right, bottom row, left case...what watch is that?
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>>12813410
The actual reason is that when the quartz crisis hit the swiss watch industry, a saudiarabian investment company TAG bought the once legendary brand Heuer in 1985, while most others fell under the Swatch group ownership. TAG then proceeded to shit on all of Heuer heritage, scrapped the entire watch lineup, even the machines that made the movements were destroyed or sold. Then they introduced a bunch of garbage tier quartz fashion watches, and all of them were horrific in design. So I don't think it's that surprising for so many watch freaks despise the brand. In 1999 LVMH bought the brand and they have slowly recovered some respect since. Although they made an ass out of themselves about 8 years ago when they proudly introduced their brand new "inhouse" cal 1887 movement, which turned out to be based on a seiko design. Again, pissing people off with lies. The movement itself is fine though.
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>>12814473
>silver subdials against blue background
>clumsy typeface on outer dial
>red subdial highlights
There are far better divers out there, lad
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>>12814222
Get a vintage Hamilton instead. That one is a little feminine and looks cheap
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>>12814977
Looks like a Favre leuba
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>>12815241
Ok thanks I'll check that out
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Really want to get myself a vintage watch. I have received 2 nice ones as heritage but unfortunately they don't work...
It is around 400.- each to repair them. I'm sure it is worth to do it with the pontifa (the right one) but not with the favre leuba. The problem is that I dont want to wear the pontifa everyday because it is way too valuable and I would be afraid to damage it.
So my best bet is to buy a new one. Any good website to recommand ? Or should I seek for shops near me ? I heard that buying online is not always a good idea. Btw I'm swiss so I should definitely be able to find some places to buy watches near me
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>>12814580
It looks too chunky imo, even more so than most rolex models
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>>12815387
i would obviously love it if someone gave me a milgauss, but i wouldn't buy one--i think rolex is supposed to be traditional enough that they shouldn't put lightning bolt second hands on their "science" watch
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>>12815387
They weren't always chunky, older Rolex models are much better looking.
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Thinking about copping this. Thoughts?
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>>12815618
Yeah definitely. Shame the modern models seem to be mostly targeted at wannabes. Definitely more casual in style these days too
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>>12815593
I think the Milgauss is one of the few tasteful modern Rolex watches actually. Sure, the lightning bolt is a bold design choice, but the rest of the watch is sufficiently simple and modern looking for it to not look out of place. At first glance I wasn't sure how to feel about it either, but now I think that the watch would have far less character and look far more ordinary with a traditional hand
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>>12815660
Disgusting, are you twelve, and do you love dragons? If your answer is yes to both questions, go for it.
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>>12814473
It's very chunky and looks overloaded, even cheap.

If you want a large watch with a blue dial and a metal strap in a similar price range have a look at pic related.
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>>12815660
It would probably look cheap and childish irl. Pictures or ornaments in wristwatches are very hard to pull off, so I'd stay away from it unless you have the money to get something very upscale, and even then it's hit or miss
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>>12814977
It is my great-grandmother's 1940s Election Grand Prix, an old basic Swiss brand that eventually folded. One of my favorites, and in amazing condition for the age.
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>>12808402
What price range? Do you have large wrists or smaller ones? Do you prefer steel / white gold or gold? Metal strap or leather strap?
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>>12815719
what do you mean, pictures in wristwatches look great
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>>12815823
If it works for you. It doesn't for most people, and that dragon watch certainly doesn't work for anyone
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>>12815819
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It’s my moon watch

I love this watch but I must say it doesn’t QUITE feel like a daily wearer for me...just a bit pricey and a bit of a scratch magnet at my desk job

I just buffed a computer keyboard scratch out of the clasp with a scotch brite

But it’s classic, it’s understated, I love winding it, and this model is damned heavy which I like too
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I like the look of this Speedy 2

automatic and date function
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>>12816002
eez wary nice watch, yees
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This is the Speedmaster I would get. My mind is decided. Love at first sight.
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Have watch threads moved from /g/ to /fa/?
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>>12816023
what years was that in production
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>>12816023
Bear in mind the coaxial Omega movements are much more expensive to service.
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>>12816029
is it just me or is this dude probably 5'2" tall
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What do you guys think of this cheapish Seiko diver? (esp the 38mm one, for small wrists)
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>>12816086

I have 6" wrists but reasonably meaty forearms

Maybe go with the bigger SKX009
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>>12816065
>is it just me or is this dude probably 5'2" tall
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>>12816086
i personally do not like all that polished low-grade stainless steel

if you can get something brushed, satinized, low-gloss, that would be better
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>>12815931
I think this would be the only expensive swiss watch i'd get.
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>>12816086
Fantastic beater/casual diver. I alternate between nato and perlon straps.
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>>12814580
flex watch, the only reason to buy one is to show strangers you can spend 9 grands on a watch

It does have a classic look that will never go out of style
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>>12816086
some QC issues but it's to be expected given the price. the chapter indices are always off-center compared to the lume.
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just copped a Tissot Automatic III, how'd i do

gonna get a different color band, probably one of those italian ones TUG channel recommended in his video of the Seiko 5
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>>12816632
timeless traditional style, good job

i personally hate tissot though, it's a bad pricepoint...would rather just do timex or seiko and not worry about it getting busted up, or spring for a low-end breitling / omega / tudor and have a true luxury watch
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>>12816682
>Tissot Automatic III
>>12816632
never mind, i thought that watch was like $800

it's a good pick at $300, good job
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>>12816632
I've had it in pic related colour for the last 4 years. It's pretty decent, I've gotten compliments on it. It has started to get a bit inaccurate now, and its started to deviate by a minute over the course of a few days so I'll probably send it in to Tissot soon, apparently they have a service where they check and oil the watch for a reasonable price.

Other than that, it's worked just fine. The leather strap doesn't handle chlorinated water well, so don't wear it when you go swimming in a pool. Tap water is just fine, I've washed it a couple times to get dirt off of it
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>>12816684
Got it for 280 after shipping, the MSRP is like 600. It will hold me over until I get my mitts on a Breitling or Omega.
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>>12816714
can y'all tell me if this watch is fake or not, its a automatic Seamaster Professional. Its listed for 1100 at a local pawn shop
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>>12816721
derp
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>>12816721
>>12816723
It is a quartz, not automatic. Automatics/mechanicals from that gen of semenmasters have Co-Axial Chronometer on the dial.
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>>12816723
i have no idea if it's real or not but it looks pretty poor in that lighting, it looks old, the crown looks worn and sad, the bracelet is an older model that i'm not a fan of, i would rather get something lower end for cheaper and have it be minty minty minty than get that old claptrap just cuz it says omega

omega is not rolex or patek, it's not cool at all to have oldies
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>>12812990
Hie,,,,
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>>12808550
It looks like something you buy off thinkgeek stop posting this
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All I need senpai.
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>>12815100
I appreciate that brief history, thank you.
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Imma ask here too, recently got pic related from my dad but it might need new movements (according to the jeweler I brought it to). How can I go about identifying a replacement or if they still exist?
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Enough of the shitters in this thread.
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>>12816029
>>12816130
he looks to me like a male baby on HRT to be a lesbian.
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>>12818085
nice meme stowas are aids




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