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This thread is about the appreciation of watches, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that are required to make a fine watch.

>Required Viewing For Newbies:
https://youtu.be/_2J5phyd9J4

>Strap Guide:
http://pastebin.com/SwRysprE

Previous thread:
>>59482145
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Which one of you did this
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what do you think?
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>>59496966
What is materials engineering?
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>>59497408
It's the safe choice
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>watch
>it is not constantly synchronized with the atomic clocks of the world's time satellites

It is literally trash.
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>>59497423
yeah this may sound dumb.. but what are the numbers closest to the centre even for?
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>>59497435
24-hour time
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>>59497435
24 hour time. 1pm is 13, etc
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>>59497408
Are there any watches similar to the Hamilton khaki in the price range?
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>>59497515
that i should consider other than it*
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>>59497408
14
15
16
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>>59497409
In this case mostly about tribology: how to avoid excessive wear. Wheels of same material in contact causes wear, using different materials will help. This is not related to use of lubricants.
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>>59497566
It never ceases to amaze me what triggers someone's autism
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>>59497408
i like it. not what i'd buy myself but i'd compliment you on it.
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>>59497566
>>59497639

they really should have just left the 15 off.
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>>59497610
well, there's also amagnetic materials, materials with different rigidity to make different escapements (see the genequand escapement, that is only possible because of silicon); there's also different case materials like ceramics, for weight and looks...
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>>59497639
>It never ceases to amaze me that glaring design flaws triggers someone's autism
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>>59496966
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>>59497748

this is also definitely more of an OCD thing and little to do with autism
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That last thread was absolute cancer
Thanks OP for keeping it simple

Question lads,
Would you rather the money on pic related or a Rolex?
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>>59498060
I think the one pictured looks like shit, but some are ok
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>>59498060
see >>59498005
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>>59498060

oof, look at how the date isn't instantaneous
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>>59498060
God a Rolex any day. That seriously looks like a Fossil.
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>>59497748
>glaring design flaw
It's hardly that bad
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>>59498114
Yes. It is. Swatch did that on purpose. It was entirely in their power to omit the 15 or use a different movement or dial size to change the alignment, but they decided instead to use the dial to remind you that you cheapest out on an "entry level Swiss" piece of shit.

This is the same reason there is always something off about Tissot designs. They exist as wrist mounted Omega advertisements.
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>>59498298
>they decided instead to use the dial to remind you that you cheapest out on an "entry level Swiss" piece of shit.

I think they did it just to piss you off
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>>59498298

here's how it would appear with the 15 index removed

the improvement is immediately obvious and undeniable
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>>59498345

(note that you can conveniently use the seconds/minutes track's "15" index in case you forget.)
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>>59497515
Orient flight
Seiko snk809
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those of you who bought from yahoo japan auctions, did you use buyee? is the fee+shipping expensive?
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>>59498060
I'd like a Milgauss. But only a Milgauss. Very few other Rolexs do it for me.
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It arrived, it's cute.
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>>59498298
Hamilton is the fucking worst when it comes to their date wheel positions. Most of the time it looks like an afterthought.
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This piece of chocolate is telling me to stop shopping for watches at work
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>>59498895
>eating dove
Disgusting.
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>>59498060
rolex submariner, best resale. You will loose a lot value the moment you buy this
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>>59498895
I see no piece of chocolate. Are you trying to trick me?
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>>59498345
They also use a cheap plastic dial and eleborate movements now and then. They do use sapphire glass I'll give them that. But you're right the design is "OK" but not great.

Omega's are not really worth it imho, a lot of their designs are based on ETA'S. I would go for a Rolex, LeCoultre or Tudor given the choice.

Not that ETA is bad, it's great for serviceability but paying a premium for a mass produced movement is just a ripoff.
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>>59498697
I used zenmarket, they waived the 300 yen fee but paypal charges 3% for the currency conversion. Shipping was like 1800 yen.
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>>59498935
I ate it already
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Best place to buy a titanium bracelet for my Seiko?
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Arrived today.
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>>59499170
looks nice, fits you well
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>>59498107
Let's not exaggerate anon, if you saw it in person you would know
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>>59498060
Are you suggesting that this picture is of a real VC? We're they actually this hideous? The current model isn't my thing but at least it's not upchuck inducing. The same cannot be said for this one.
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>>59499170
nice. i hope you like it
i bought pic related with the rubber strap (which is a lot nicer than the one that came with the SKX007) since i'm not crazy about stock Seiko bracelets, though the one that came with the Recraft is nice enough for that watch
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>>59497434

>he doesn't synchronize his satellites to my +/-0s

WEW
E
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/wg/, I'm looking to bid on this watch at an auction. is it real or fake?
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God I just love the simplicity of these watches.. apparently Hitler loved Laco too. I might get this.
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New bambeaner
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>tfw so much better than everyone else people ignore your posts out of spite.
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>>59500523
jeez not this again. is that other faget going to start ranting again also
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>>59500523
>made in Germany
>no swastika

Fake.
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>>59500557
Go for a model with thermally blued hands.
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>>59500602
nani??

>>59500605
kek'd. but srsly tho, how could I tell?
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>>59500523

Do they have the model on the Nomos site?

I don't think Nomos uses lume
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>>59499170
how is the bezel action, lume, and bracelet quality? I have been considering this vs a ray II
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>>59500645
>Do they have the model on the Nomos site?
Nope. It's sold as is at an estate auction. Will go see it in person.
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>>59500523
>I'm looking to bid on this watch at an auction

lol, why?
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>>59500658

Probably fake then. Also that pattern and lugs don't look right.
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>>59500666
>Probably fake then.
How so? I've bought shit off state auctions for the past 5 years and never got fucked by fakes. There's less fakes at estate auctions than on ebay.

>Also that pattern and lugs don't look right.
can you tell me what it should look like? I don't even know what this model is...
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>>59500719
>I don't even know what this model is...

gentlemen, allow me to introduce the typical HOMOS buyer
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>>59500719
>state auctions
you got a website, or did you actually just go to a local auction??
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>>59500759
that's the only pic. any idea what model this is suppose to be? I can look it up on Nomos site...
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>>59500824
eh...

i was wondering if there's a website where you bought the watch.
the auction sounds interesting and i'd like to peruse it myself
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>>59500759

I mean, go to the Nomos website and find out ffs. If it's real it will be there?
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The choice is obvious.
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>>59501145
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>>59496966
hey /g/, I've been given the task of creating a spit roast for a friends firepit. They want a "clockwork" mechanism to power it and have a few large gears from a rusted old clothes press they had lying around as well as a workshop with welder that I can use.

My only issue is that I know very little about clockwork mechanisms.

Does anyone in /g/ know any good books about the basics of watchmaking? Although judging by the size of the gears they have, I might need more of a grandfather clock guide.

Help plz
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>>59501170
horrible, but factual
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women look at me differently now that I wear a NOMOS.
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>>59500824
I believe it is from their Doctors w/o borders series.
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>>59500867
>the auction sounds interesting and i'd like to peruse it myself
That's why I didn't post links ;) Sorry anon, but I wanna get this one for myself.

>>59501412
Thanks anon! Will take a look.

It does look extremely similar but it says Made in Germany at the bottom insyead of doctors without borders... hmm

Was Doctors edition just rebranded one of their other editions?
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>>59498804
I'd like it if not for those sparkles
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>>59501457
I think your'e bidding on a fake, the seconds dial is flat which is atypical for nomos
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>>59501457

holy shit those lugs are horrible
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>>59501496
>the seconds dial is flat which is atypical for nomos
How can you tell it's flat? I just can't even zoom in that much.
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>>59501469
>sparkles
The hour indexes?
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>>59499170
looks very nice
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>>59502047
The pattern on the dial, I assume they mean
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>>59501180
What you want us a big weight on a string for power, and then an escapement using a pendulum to keep it going at a regular rate

There's a whole bunch of videos and articles online about this kind of thing if you searched what I mentioned.

Keep in mind, the amount of torque to turn the spit might be a lot of it's not nicely made. You can attach the spit directly to the escape wheel, or create gears off of the escape wheel to gear up or down.

https://youtu.be/39pCVX97Lmg
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>>59501180
>They want a "clockwork" mechanism to power it
A lawn chair and a case of beer
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Rrrrrrr
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>>59503152
what watch are you measuring?
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>>59497566
I cannot unsee that so I do not want this watch anymore.
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>hello, this watch sells for (my price minus $400) where I live
>lower the price and I will send you the money right away


From multiple eBay buyers, who can go fuck themselves.
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>>59503152

What app is this
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>>59503152

>>59503281
Wildspectra Lite
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>>59503253
I got you senpai

The 38 mm looks much better
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>>59503523
its still off
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Can you guys recommend me a strap for pic related? I mostly wear black so a brown strap wouldn't go well and i don't want a gaudy gold strap, but wouldn't have nothing against a cloudy or less shiny one.

I am leaning towards a black eulit perlon.
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I've seen some phuckers here with nasty fingernails. Please read this.
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>>59503932
It's a lot better than the 42 mm
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So I'm restoring this first gen black monster for a pal and I'm wondering where to go next. The movement needs a new crown and stem (used a 7S26A). I also need a new set or hands or at least a second hand. Is the best way to go just buy a new movement all together and swap the watch face over ? Then try and get new hands ?
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>>59503152
Managed to get a trace at 22820bph but looks like this is going back for service.
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>>59498345
Now just make the crown smaller, the glass less reflective (apparently it is), and we would have perfection.
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>>59504922
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>>59497435
For americans
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Who /cosmonaut/ here?
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Or who collects /oldSeikoChronographs/ ?
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My field watch. Near perfect for me.
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Hi
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>>59500523
100% fake
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>>59501857
They aren't flat. The shape doesn't show in a head-on pic like this.
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>>59505289
Robin Williams, you're alive!
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>>59500523
To elaborate, signs it's fake:
Doctors without borders red 12 but no dwb signature (all cheap fakes use the red 12 for some reason)
Lume plots from the ahoi on a tangente dial
Subdial on the same plane as the dial
Wrong lugs for the case
Crown is way too small
Minute markers are too thick
Hands are the wrong size, all of them
Subdial is the wrong size
The hour and minute hand don't seem to taper near the end, although it could be the picture
The dial colour is off
The dial printing seems like bad quality, but again it's hard to tell from the shit picture

So yeah.
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>>59500666
Thanks for the advice, satan.
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>>59499170
Is the gold on the bezel insert that yellow in person or is it a trick of the light?
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>>59506460
Hello anon
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>>59500523
Looks like a cheap quartz fake from aliexpress to me. They use the same cases as the fake Denzel Washingtons.
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>>59500523
nice genuine homos
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>>59500325
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>>59497408
I struggle to see the value in this when the snk809 does most of what this does at ten times less the cost.

The swiss factor or even the 'niche' factor doesn't really apply here as its produced by swatch with minimal swiss manufacturing.
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Tracking data says customs caught my vintage JDM Seiko and Citizen Cosmotron. Fucking autistic Japs putting the real value on the package.

What am I in for? Will customs shake me down for two forty year old watches?
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I'm going to buy my first mechanical watch and can't decide between the Sinn 556-I (left) and the 556-A (right). I'm leaned towards the 556-I as it looks more elegant and sporty at the same time. However I feel that the readability suffers from the missing numerals. I probably will get used to that, will I?
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>>59507965
>I probably will get used to that, will I?

Yes. Numerals really aren't necessary.
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>>59507965
You get used to it pretty quick.
Though having different indecies for 12/3/6/9 does help.
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>>59507293
It is the lighting. It is gold irl.
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Does it make sense to wait for new stuff from the upcoming Baselworld before buying a new watch? Will there be price drops/raises?
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>>59508290
that next f-91w is still going for 10k pajeet points, just save up for a patel fillet
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>>59508343

Thanks, that answered my question.
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Anyone tried it?
http://www.revolo-watches.com/en/create-yours#
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>>59508509
This is fun. Are these actually any good? $700 good?
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>>59507965
Get an 856. Better movement, actually has a tegimented case, and actually has de-humidified case.
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>>59509116
>4 o clock date
should have just left the date off of it.
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Tudors confirmed for retards.
The original Black Bay was a great design, but the new one, the 36, the bronze, the dark were all shit.
And now this. Fuck off. They're milking retards for all they can instead of making good watches.
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>>59508749
yES
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>>59509193

JUST TAG MY SHIT UP
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>>59509193
oh man they're trying to kill too many birds with one stone

Sad!
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>>59509336
Nailed it
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>>59509420
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Anyone have experience with buying vintage Omega dresswatches?
Thinking about Geneve, Seamaster and Constellation here.
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my automatic seiko arrived (SNZG15K1 ) I read a while back you should take off automatics when doing arm based sports, I do weight lifting and boxing (have to take it off in matches) so when I'm lifting weights or working the bag should I take my watch off?
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Can anyone recommend a few elegant watches under $300? I want something kind of understated and professional, nothing flashy. I don't care if it's quartz as long as the materials are relatively high-quality. I like pic related but I don't want to drop $1500 and I'm not an enthusiast so the movement isn't important to me. (I know that might be considered blasphemy ITT.)

Thanks in advance for any helpful recommendations.
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>>59509645
Oh, also, bonus points if it's relatively small or medium-sized—I'm not interested in anything large.
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>>59509645
Bambino
>>59500596
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>>59509711
Thanks, it looks nice. Can you recommend a specific version, especially one without tapered hour marks (not sure what they're called)? I will of course trawl through them on my own but if you know of a specific model I'd appreciate it

thanks bro
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>>59506851
Amazing. Could you take a look this one plox? What's wrong with it?
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>>59509643
forgot pic of the watch (not my pic)
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>>59509746
>tapered hour marks
Not sure what you mean

https://orientwatchusa.com/product-category/watch-collections/mens-watches/classic/
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>>59509791
Thanks, I'll look around.
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>>59509768
All the same things are wrong with the one in that pic too m8.
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Thoughts? I see nothing flawed with this Seiko at all. Maybe the lume could be a bit better. Weird thing is it has no reviews.. It reminds me a bit of a more casual Rolex Explorer
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>>59509789
>>59509889
For me it's between these two at this Price point
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>>59501109
my god, are you fucking dense

i just want to see what else is for sale. i don't give a fuck about the watch this dude wants to buy
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>>59509645
You can get pic related for much less than 1500 bux senpai
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>>59506771

i can tell what they look like. they look like shit.
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>>59507965

The large numerals are correct for Sinn's aircraft instrument dial aesthetic. I am not sure why you would go to Sinn for a watch that's not in an aviation style.
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>>59509768
Most of the same things dude
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>>59509643

Weight lifting should be fine. Boxing, no.
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>>59510047
>You can get pic related for much less than 1500 bux senpai
how much are we talkin family?
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>>59510047
>>59510454
>family doesn't filter to senpaitachi anymore
gook moot is destroying this site
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>>59510405
judging by boxing no I'm guessing overcranking the spring is an issue with automatic watches?
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>>59510482
No. Shock is
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>>59510504
makes sense, hitting the bag will send shocks through my wrists, thanks anon
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>>59510460
Family never did it was senpai wasn't it?
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>>59510460
>>59510599
senpai as in F A M that is
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>>59510599
f a m is senpai but "family" was senpaitachi for a short period

also my wrist is 160mm, are there any decent ~35mm watches with domed crystal for under $200?
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>>59510454
im not sure exactly how much they will be going for but it should be less than 1500.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Excellent-Mens-OMEGA-Seamaster-600-Steel-Manual-Winding-Black-Dial-/122404184873?hash=item1c7fdba329:g:LvIAAOSwWxNYzgKo

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-VINTAGE-OMEGA-GENEVE-MENS-AUTOMATIC-SS-BLACK-DIAL-DATE-WATCH-/262898701296?hash=item3d35fbd3f0:g:1VwAAOSw2gxYvne3
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AVAILABLE NOW
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>>59510947
>42mm
Oy vey
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>>59510974
>>59510947

my 42mm orient will be here tomorrow.

but it's a polaris gmt, not a bambino. a 42mm bambino would be stupid.
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>>59510947
They need to make this in 36mm or 38mm, it would be a perfect entry level 'dress' watch then. The oversized watch meme needs to die.
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>>59511165
Wristlet
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>>59511165
No, the insecure wristlet meme needs to die.
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>>59511165
Yep I'd have one already if it was 38mm.
There's no good <40mm dress watch for <$150 that I know of.
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>>59511193
>>59511466
I'm not a wristlet, I've got 7.5" wrists. 42mm is too big for that style of watch.
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>>59511505
People are literally pulling the watch off. Maybe they didn't get the memo that some steampunk dumbwatch collector on an oriental animation BBS for the autistic already discovered that it's too big. Maybe the Bambino becoming one of Orients most popular automatics is all a giant mistake, a case of mass hysteria on a global scale.

Or you're just plain wrong.
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Is 10 bar shower safe? as in shower shower not a little rain type of shower
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>>59511617
You shouldn't wear watches in the shower. Steam isn't good for the seals.
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>>59511617
/Water_Resistant_mark#Water_resistance_classification

Can we put this in the OP
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>>59511654
Fuck me

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark#Water_resistance_classification
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>>59499170
Muh nigga!
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>>59510796
these are fresh listings, if you view sold listings they're quite expensive
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>>59506776
Underrated post!
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>>59499170
Wear it in good health.
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>>59509622
Not exactly a dresswatch but I have a 60s seamaster cosmic. Assume your watch will need a service no matter what the seller says, and price it in. Any decent watchmaker should be able to work on old omegas. You'll be price toughed a bit because it's Omega; think 300-400 in the us. Don't take it to Omega they will charge a ton and replace/repaint/polish parts of the watch even 8f you tell them not to.
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>>59511763
that's pretty sweet anon.
is there a story behind it or did you just ghet it from ebay?
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>>59511601
Or perhaps people are falling for the big watch meme?
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>>59497435
I think Americans refer to it as military time.
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>>59511793
eBay. I saw one in a store two years ago but the store is a super shady diamond district place I wouldn't buy a swatch from. Spent two years looking for the exact same dial from a reputable seller and finally found it last month. I had two glorious days of wearing it before it went in for service but should be back in a few weeks.
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>>59511803
Even watch reviewers who are otherwise very anal about oversizing praise the Bambino.

It's literally only you.
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>>59498364
>not just setting the date to the 15th every day, so you don't get confused
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>>59496966
My father just sent me this low quality pic of his collection, the three last Ines in the second row are my mother's. Pls r8.
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>>59511653
If by steam you mean water vapor above the boiling point maybe, water basically at body temperature won't do shit.
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>>59511848
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>>59512073
The IWC is really the only one I like of those.
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>>59512073
I'm sorry anon but your father's a dad.
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>>59512073
Dogshit/10
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>>59512073
dadcore Watch Edition
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>>59512073

he needs to buy your mom a tank
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>>59512073
Where's the tag huehue
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>>59511617
Yes
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>>59512073
Post your mom
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>>59512175
This.

Also
>buying an IWC that isn't a Portugieser
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>>59511468
>There's no good <40mm dress watch for <$150 that I know of.
what about 150-250 senpai
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>>59511847
actually I agree with him
>being this emotionally invested
>being this hostile over a watch
>being this insecure
>muh opinions u wristlet
calm down you dumb jackass
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>>59512252
Beautiful detail on the numerals
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>>59512124
It's his last purchase, he's in love with it. I even told him not to buy it because of what you guys told to me back then but obviously he didn't care.

Im quite surprised no one noticed/ appreciates his white gold Girard Perregaux chronograph, he bought it from a Jewish watch merchant in Brooklyn for $10000. We fucking traveled to the US from Europe just to purchase it 10 years ago.

I know you guys won't like the Cartier Ballon Blue but I have to say that's it's a really fine watch in person and has a really thin automatic movement, the almost sphere-like sapphire crystal is also impressive and it has the best steel bracelet I have ever seen.
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>>59512449
>I even told him not to buy it because of what you guys told to me back then but obviously he didn't care.
You sound like a cuck, and your dad as a true pioneer.
To be honest, you should follow in your father's footsteps and not give a fuck what others think, especially when it comes to watches.
The only thing that really matters for watches is your own opinion, and of course whether you have the necessary capital to buy it.
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>>59512449

i like the ballon bleu just fine. but i insist he needs to buy your mom a tank.
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>>59512252
>buying an IWC
Fixed that for you.
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Can I just use normal O-rings on the back of a square watch?
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>>59512487
My mother had indeed a tank that inherited from her mother but she gave the to my sister last year.
My father is willing to give me the Breitling when I graduate from university this summer but I am not really that into it.
He gave my brother a more beautiful all steel datejust with Roman numerals when he graduated 7 years ago, lucky bastard.
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>>59512538
>waah, I only get a Breitling, while my brother got a better watch!
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>>59512538
>My father is willing to give me the Breitling when I graduate from university this summer but I am not really that into it.
>He gave my brother a more beautiful all steel datejust with Roman numerals when he graduated 7 years ago, lucky bastard.
Way to sound entitled, anon.
Be glad for what you have, and just say no thank you if you don't like it.
But I agree. It's a shitty Breitling.
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>>59512538
Take the breitling, kill your brother, take his datejust, bury him with the breitling. Done
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>>59512538
>My father is willing to give me the Breitling when I graduate from university this summer but I am not really that into it.

i wouldn't take it either. i mean, look, the bezel's obviously on crooked.
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>>59511847
It's really not just me. The Bambino is a really nice watch, but it would be pretty much spot on if it were < 40mm imho.
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>>59512490
>>buying an IWC
Disregarding perceived value-for-money, what is universally wrong with IWCs?

>>59512538
It's a shitter. Ask him to be fair - datejust or equivalent
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>>59512073
Cute that they have matching his & hers Datejusts. Bin the rest.
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>>59509889
looks like a Sinn, actually
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>>59512651

memeblue does one like that too.

to be fair, the styling is taken from german airplane instrument dials, so it's not exactly just a ripoff of sinn.
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>>59512342
That's not my budget so I don't know. I'm sure you have plenty of options there.
I'm going to save for a SARB035, which is dressy enough for me and can still be worn anywhere. Or go for something vintage.
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>>59512671
memeblue? and yeah I think im gonna buy the seiko
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>>59512755

https://www.airbluewatches.com/product/bravo-auto/
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>>59511601
>People are literally pulling the watch off.

No. People think they are pulling it off but look ridiculous to anyone who isn't a teenager, hip hop artist or third worlder. There is nothing more pathetic than someone wearing an oversized watch to attention seek.
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>>59513056
The normal Bambino is 40.5 and while this V4 is pushing it at 42mm, it's hardly "oversized" and "attention seeking"
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are these old soviet watches junkers? they're like $50 and i like the aesthetics
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>>59500557
you can get a chink knockoff for a lot less (with a decent 28800 bph movement too)
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>>59504340
wtf nigga, that movement is filthy
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>>59513154
Most of them will run like shit
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>>59513319
oh ok
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Can someone recommended me an aftermarket strap that looks like one of these? Particularly the black one

Just joined the Orient agent massdrop and want one of these bands instead of the stainless steel one that comes by default
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>>59513154
Slavas are okay. That looks like a commemorative watch for NPO Nauka, some Russian aerospace company mainly dealing in life support systems.

http://www.ruaviation.com/docs/1/2011/10/20/43
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Decided to put a sapphire crystal on this one. Glad I did, it really makes the dial pop.
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>>59513379
It's not like there's a strap guide in the OP or anything
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>>59513397
It's still a piece of shit Daini though.
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>>59513458
I checked that first dumb dumb
Checked out all of the recommended brands and none of them look half as nice as those
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>>59513482
Those look like shit though
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>>59513479
>Daini
>piece of shit
What did he mean by this?
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>>59513511
That Daini is bad.
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>>59513505
Ok then

Do you have any recommendations for shit looking leather straps that look like this kind of shit?>>59513379
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>>59513482
>none of them look half as nice as those
That's Orient's stock strap. I have one on my wrist right now and I can tell you that it's nothing special
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>>59513511
but just jk, I wuv ur watch
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>>59513523
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>>59513559
That was the first place I checked for; apparently Orient strap replacements are hard to come by

Is there a term for that style/pattern?
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>>59513570

it's called fake/embossed crocodile
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>>59513570
Alligator. Embossed is cheap. Real is expensive
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>>59513594
>>59513596
Thank you
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what Seiko 5 is this? I'm in love with the dieal but I cant find a model number
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Wanted an F-91W but I need a countdown timer function. Looking to pull the trigger on an F201WA-9A.

I know it's bigger than the F-91W but what's the case thickness like? I want a watch that will disappear on my wrist, and not catch on anything.

Also are there any glaring problems with this watch?
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>>59513861

i looked it up, and the case thickness for both models is stated clearly on the first search result for each model number.
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>>59512538
your father obviously loves your brother more than he loves you.
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>>59513861
It's ugly, just get pic related.
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i'm kinda a newfag when it comes to watches, please yell at me watches that cost around 60-70$.

i keep seeing the seiko 5, idk how i feel about that one, kinda conflicted - kinda like it, kinda don't.

i'm generally a super picky faggot so i can't really decide
i really like the style/look of these two, so i'd like preferably something like that but idk, nothing is set in stone
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>>59514188
You're going to have to up your price range a little bit if you want an automatic that isn't a Seiko 5
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>>59514188
buy a vostok, tovarish
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>>59514188

seiko 5 is like literally a hundred models of all different colors and sizes. $70 is only the cheapest one.

bottom-level vostoks are in your price range.

all kinds of chinese handwinders are in your price range.

for $70, though, you should get quartz. that is a very small budget and you will get more for your money if you go with a cheaper quartz movement.
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>>59514188
>i keep seeing the seiko 5, idk how i feel about that one, kinda conflicted - kinda like it, kinda don't.
What do you mean? There's literally like a thousand different models.
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>>59514216
i'm not necessarily after automatic ones, just as long as it looks good and lasts long i guess

>>59514250
i don't really like the metal/steel straps, which most of vostoks seem to have

>>59514267
i guess i need to research more but i generally don't like the military style under the regular hours

>>59514265
i'll try researching quartz

ty for the responses btw
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>>59514356

quartz is a movement type. it's what you think of as a "normal" watch that uses a battery. they are cheaper to make and more accurate than mechanical watches (like a seiko 5), but they are less fun and there is a relatively low ceiling on how well-made a quartz watch you can get.
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>>59514356
>i don't really like the metal/steel straps, which most of vostoks seem to have
Uhh... It's not hard or expensive to change it for whatever strap. In fact, Vostok's bracelets are considered pretty much garbage.

>i guess i need to research more but i generally don't like the military style under the regular hours
http://www.watchsleuth.com/seiko5finder/
Have fun.
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>>59514356
>i guess i need to research more but i generally don't like the military style under the regular hours

there are seiko 5s with no numbers on the dial. the words "seiko 5" do not imply anything at all about the appearance of the dial.

"seiko 5" means (basically) that you get a 7S26 mechanical movement in a water-resistant case.
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>>59514429
>"seiko 5" means (basically) that you get a 7S26 mechanical movement in a water-resistant case.

Seiko 5:
1. Diaflex (unbreakable mainspring)
2. Diashock (shock resistant)
3. Automatic winding
4. Day/date indication
5. Water resistant
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>>59514471

let's take a closer look.

>1. Diaflex (unbreakable mainspring)
>2. Diashock (shock resistant)
>3. Automatic winding
>4. Day/date indication

these are all non-optional features of 7S26.

>5. Water resistant

and there's the case.
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>>59514483
But the Seiko 5's can have other movements
7s36 for example.
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>>59514546

what i said is absolutely indisputably correct and was sufficiently qualified with the word
>(basically)

now, stand down.
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>>59514546
it's the same desu
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>>59514560
7009
6309
4206
4207
7s26
7s36

And I'm sure there were more movements inside Seiko 5's.
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>>59514609
You also have the caliber 6119.
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Well, finally got my watches back.
Repairs done:

Seiko 5
-second hand put back on
-weight tightended
-calibrated

Tissot
-replaced stem
-hunted down an authentic crown
-calibrated

For a whopping 22€
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>>59514665
>weight tightened
What?
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>>59514683
>weight tightended
He got fat shamed by Shannon Sharpe
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>>59514683
>>weight tightened
>What?
Meant rotor.
It got loosened by a car crash.
Thats also the reason the second hand was off the shaft.
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>>59514188
Timex Easy Reader.
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>>59514188
Look at rodina
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Possible to replace the bezel on the Casio MDV106? Where can I get decent replacements other than AliExpress?
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>>59514558

>>59514609
>>59514653
kek
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>>59515146
jeez, just get a Seiko SKX007 and be done with it you raging sperg
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>>59513560
For future reference; jk stands for 'just kidding'.
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Well, fuck. Just in case anyone hoped the leak was a fake.
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>>59513560
Thanks. I'm probably going to sell the dark grey sunburst LM Special I have now that I have the blue one, I just like it a lot more and I don't see any reason to have two.
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>>59515651
I'm aware, I just haven't been on this Singaporean shadow-puppet symposium in a few hours.
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>>59515709
kek, it's so bad
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>>59515709
JUST
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>>59515709
HOLY FUCK
Rolex just aoudid their yachmaster II
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>>59515709
>black chrono seconds on black dial
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>>59515902
What time does it keep and how much do you want for it?
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>>59515651
Who cares nerd.

>>59515988
Why are you replying in my name?
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Is there a vintage Seiko prestige pyramid somewhere? I'm wondering where my newest purchase is placed
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>>59497408
>15
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>>59514188
Look on eBay for "vintage watch" and get a nice mechcanical with that style. Pro tip: add soviet/ Russian to your search if you want to keep the price down.
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>>59512073
I'd take GP
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>>59514483
50m is pretty good for when the 5 series came out. the standard has not changed
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>>59516965

are you stupid?

the point i was making is that the seiko 5 series is about the five features (four in the movement and one in the case), and nothing about the dial.

go on, wipe that drool off your chin and go follow the posts up.
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>>59517021
what the fuck are you talking about?
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>>59517035

i guess the answer is yes, you are stupid.
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>>59517049
your own autistic hair splitting probably causes a lot of people to misunderstand you
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>>59517081

look, you're practically a mental retard.
>>59514429
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>>59516386
The 83xx is a mid-range Suwa Seikosha produced caliber from the mid to late 1960s with an 18,000 bph beat rate, manual-winding, quick-set for the date, but no micro-adjuster for the regulator arm.
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>>59516230
Not selling it just yet, but it easily keeps time to within +/- 5 s/d.
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What's the point of these "deployants"
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>>59517153

it keeps the leather from wearing out as fast. with a tang buckle you have to bend it backwards a lot every time to put it on or take it off. it is also a bit safer in that you are less likely to drop it.
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>>59517124
thank you anon
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>>59517081
No, he is right, the Seiko 5 series is named after the five features they deliver at a budget pricepoint. You were oy confused because of your plebian status.
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>>59517173
If you are interested in reading up a bit more about the subject here is a detailed article on the 8306:

http://thewatchspotblog.com/?p=210
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>>59517153
You feed the end through the keepers before fully engaging the clasp, reducing strain on the strap.
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>>59517148
Well let me know if you do
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So if I buy a $120ish Orient Capital, how's it any different from any random $30 quartz watch? Are the materials much better? Is the cost actually justified, or is it just a pile of shit for normies who don't know any better?
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>>59517891
Will do.
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>>59517196
where did I disagree with that point?
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>>59513397
Do you put your own crystals on?
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>>59517901
Buying a casio or orient or other decent name will get you a better quartz movement than some chink mall watch or walmart special, the materials are probably a bit better in the orient but I am not familiar with their quartz pieces
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>>59518086
No, I got my local watchmaker to do it. I cleaned the bezel from the original crystal that was in this watch (which was covered in sloppy nasty looking glue), gave it to my watchmaker, he glued in the sapphire and put the crystal in the watch.

He did I'd while I waited because he's bro-tier though.
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redpill me on citizen
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>>59518284
Excellent quality for the price, but their entire design department should be ritually crucified. Cannot for the life of them make a watch that isn't dadcore as fuck.
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>>59518132
Where do you buy your crystals
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>>59518132
Do you happen to know of camille fournet ships to milkbagland? I'm bidding on a linen dial 5740 right now and I'd like to replace the strap once I get it.
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do ETA day-dates click over right at midnight or do they roll over a couple hours?
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>>59518132
Wishing my watchmaker was as bro-tier as you Canadian watch maker. Mine has manged to fuck up the calendar mechanism on my 6146 Grand Seiko. I am looking for an alternative to send it too.
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>>59518454
>Mine has manged to fuck up the calendar mechanism on my 6146 Grand Seiko

Infuriating. You could shoot al of archer watches an email if you're okay with shipping it. I've only read praise for him online.
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>>59518426
Click
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>>59518454
Too bad his bro tier watch man is fat
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>>59518367
The generic sapphire crystals in my blue LM Special and my 52KS Special are both from Perrin, a watch parts store.

>>59518420
I've never dealt with them, sorry. What style of strap are you looking for?

>>59518454
Have you tried googling "<your geographical area>" "vintage" "watchmaker" to see if there is anyone local with a good reputation?

If you are in Canada or willing to ship to Canada, consider Al Archer as >>59518505 suggested, or get in touch with Shane Ede in Toronto (Shane is who I use).

>>59518592
No, I'm the fat one, not my watchmaker.
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>>59519115
>What style of strap are you looking for?

Croc, either round or square scale. Not sure if syrupland disallows shipment of real croc leather though.
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>>59519134
You want real croc? What are you willing to spend?
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>>59518587
and how long does it take for the 4R35 and 6R15 to roll over? are they comparable to the 7S36 or is it faster?
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>>59519167
Unless fake croc is just as pliable, yes. The camille fournets are ~$220 for croc, so that'd be the max I guess.
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>>59519115
Shane got fat buddy. Either that or he was wearing a t shirt so baggy when i was there i couldn't tell what was underneath
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Anything similar to the Swatch Once Again? I need a watch that has very minimal design, a date and day window, a thin case, and water resistance. Lume or a light would be a nice plus.

I'd get one, even with it being a Swatch, but buyers report a loud ticking sound, and after owning a Weekender I want to avoid that.
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>>59519457
>I need a watch that has very minimal design,

this ought to be entertaining
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>>59519213
So far, it seems Camille Fournet would have to be contacted directly about shipping to Canada, but they may.

Perrin has genuine crocodile straps but I have no idea how the quality compares to CF.

As far as importing genuine crocodile to Canada, as long as it comes with a CITIES certificate it will not be an issue at customs.

If croc pattern is good enough, get I touch with Combat Straps in Montreal. He does excellent custom work.
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>>59513641
SNXA07
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>>59519469
pls no bully
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>>59519475
I forgot about combat straps, I'll give them a look then.
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>>59519628
I think he's expecting the movado and bauhaus meme posters to swarm but neither of those have day-date.

There's nothing particularly wrong with bauhaus but not everyone likes it
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>>59497408
Seiko have better shitters
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I am deciding between the Seiko and Hamilton myself. I feel like the SARB033 is the clear choice but the slow datewheel may trigger my autism since I'll actually be working and checking my watch overnight soon.

I'll probably get over it and get the SARB but I'm still deciding
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>>59520253
What do you mean by slow? The 6r15c should finish the date change within 15 minutes of midnight.
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>>59520579
>>59520579




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