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

>Required viewing for new people:
https://youtu.be/E6WMenS141A [Open]

>Used watch guide:
https://pastebin.com/4cP1Tpri

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

>Watch essentials 102:
http://pastebin.com/VBAu4Rwi

>Previous thread:
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My dad is getting that OP pic, honestly I think it’s one of Breitling’s best looking current models.
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>>64720623
>a day date clone
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>>64720625
I mean I probably wouldn’t get it for myself but I unironically think it looks better than the original. I don’t mind something being based off another design if it improves it.
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first for last real tool watch on earth

https://www.europastar.com/news/2037835-helicopter-crash-in-the-antarctic-pilots-located.html
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>>64720668
Didn’t Shabazz get one of those recently
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>>64720668
DAT STRIPE ON THE WINDYKNOB THO
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>>64720668
How can watchlets even compete?
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>>64720668
>>64720677
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>>64720668
But the finishing is gastly, the underside of the hands are not polished with diamond in swizzerland
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>>64720699
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Which watch attracts the most chicks?
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>>64720737
just like with cars: literally none.
They attract dudes, lesbians and that one in a thousand chick who has some interest in it but is put off by your intensive autism over this topic.
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>>64720737
Honest answer. Sunburst blue dials.
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>>64720737
F.Shitters
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>>64720737
Solid gold Rolex of any model, if you want to attract gold diggers.
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>>64720737
the one they recognize as really expensive
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Watch side shots
Reposting mine from last thread because thin
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>>64720838
thinnnn
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this belongs in /fa/ or whatever the homo board is
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>>64720871
Says the faggot posting children's cartoons.
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>>64720871
>current year
>not accepting your love of cock
I bet you wear a gold g-shock
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>>64720699
Wtf is this a special edition of the Sea-Dweller?
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>>64721095
Yes, You won’t find one on eBay
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>first 25 posts are mostly samefag shitposting
Time to take a thread off
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I've dreamed that I had a Rolex. I think I'm going to start buying chinese Rolex
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>>64721385
So you won't have a rolex then. Just save up nigga.
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>>64721385
>tfw I dreamed I bought a black bay but got upset in my dream because it did not fit my small wrist
Can't even be happy in my dreamz
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>>64720593
How is a watch technology related? It's like saying cars are technology related.
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>>64720668
wow
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>>64721408
Kek, somewhat just like me. But in mine it was a new model, they had a sailor concept, and the wristband was some kind of very expensive elastic band all black with a white stripe in the middle, the watch followed that aesthetic. The problem is that the fucking thing wasn't strong enough, so the fucking thing was always rotating in my wrist.
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>>64721464
Cars ARE technology. /wt/ is too high IQ to /fa/, so they come here.
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>>13148158
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>>64720686
I came
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>>64721538
/fa/ is a very low IQ board
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>>64720814
They really just fucking nailed the sub didn't they
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>>64721500
>>64721470

The point I'm making is that while fire is technically a technology, it doesn't really fit when everything else is about modern technology like computers and electricity
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>>64721584
How new are you?
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>>64721584
If you don't like it, you're free to fuck off. There's no need to shit up the thread with your autism.
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>>64721571
The lugs could be a little meatier, but yea
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Time for a shootout; Omega Seamaster 300 vs Seiko SLA017.

>both vintage reissues
>similar design (straight lugs, thin bezel, same side profile, ...)
>similar dimensions (small but tall)

The Seiko has a much more interesting/blingy dial with the applied markers.
The Omega seems to have more refined and cultured looks.

Which one, ppls?
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I have some really nice designs for watches in my head. Any of you already tried to create a watch with some third party movement?
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>>64721666
Jesus wants me to create a watch company, and it must be named Lucifer. Thanks Jesus, I'm dropping CS now.
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>>64721640
I'd get the seiko, to be honest.
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>>64721666
Have thought about it but probably would never take the leap.

Interesting read if you want though talking about some companies and manufactures

https://watchotaku.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/swr/pages/1638608/Design+and+make+your+own+watch
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>>64721640
Omega
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>>64721640
I don't even like seiko but that one looks better than the omega.
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>>64721730
the dial does at least fuck that case is ugly
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>>64721717
Thanks, going to read it.
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>>64721730
I think the design of the Omega is much better than the Seiko's.
Talking about the general lines plus the fact that the Seiko has three rows of indicators (bezel, minute track, hour markers) while the Omega only has two.

But I do think the Seiko will be more "interesting" to simply gawk at, with the sunburst bezel and applied polished indices.
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>>64721640
This is a tough call as both are remakes of absolutely legendary dive watches but I have to give this one to the seiko
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>>64721739
>nice dial and bezel vs nice case
Its a hard choice, preference towards the Seiko for me.
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>>64721768
>>64721722
>>64721691
Feel free to say why.
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>>64721781
Well in my case I much prefer the Seamaster 300 military with the sword hands and twisted lugs over the OG model. I also like the dial and greater crystal dome of the Seiko.
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>>64721640
Doesn't matter because the sla017 is over 5k right now and at that price a ridiculous proposition compared to paying a grand less for an objectively better watch(and a master chronometer).
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Well fellas, it finally arrived. The good news is that the watch works, it's clean, and it's keeping relatively good time so far. Right now I'm approaching the 6-hour mark of wearing it, leaving it on a table once in a while in different positions, and moving it with quick changes of force (playing the piano). Essentially, normal wear for me. So far, it's lost a second, and I'm curious to see how it goes over the 24 hour mark. Also, I'm doing a check on the power reserve; it's rated as anywhere past 44 hours, and some have found it to be 50+, but I'm not making any bets. We'll see.

The chronometer runs, though right now there's a strange thing that happens. The center second hand for the chrono stops and jumps in certain sectors of the 60 second round, and this is not consistent at all. Sometimes it's making the 6 beats a second for each second, and then all of a sudden it'll beat maybe twice or three times for a few seconds...then maybe 5 beats...then normal 6...and so forth. At first it was only happening between the 2 and 4 hour markers, but then it started happening elsewhere and the 2-4 was fine.

I've checked it over a few hours, and the chrono is definitely not losing any seconds, so regardless of what is gooping up the gears, it's consistent in terms of definitely keeping time (i.e. my understanding is that it's not skipping any teeth in the gears). But it is definitely something that has me slightly concerned.

It's my first mechanical chronograph, and hopefully the first of many. If any of you have experienced this problem with this watch before, I'd be happy to hear your experiences. Thanks in advance!
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>>64722010
When I got mine it had kept time and was still ticking after being in transit for roughly 5 days.
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>>64720998
only idiots wear watches, you dingus
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>>64722034
Well, mine arrived in subzero temps, and when I opened the box at room temperature, you could see condensation forming on the outside (but thankfully not inside) of the case.

I'm about to go out now, and I'll wear it while I run errands. I'll definitely be back though tonight to discuss it more.

I love the aesthetics, and to get a hold of a calibre like this for this pricepoint (under $300), you almost can't turn it down. If it works, mind you....if it doesn't, servicing would probably cost the price of the watch.

How's yours running? Did you replace the nato strap like I'm planning to (though I'm not sure what colour to go with)? Did you go with the acrylic lens instead of sapphire like I did?
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>>64722069
Mine came from Julian at Poljot24, so with a leather strap of my choosing already attached and the factory nato in the box. Yeah I've got the acrylic, I dislike the weird dome the sapphire crystal has. Well give it a wind or a couple and I imagine you have the display caseback?
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>>64722098
>>64722069
Can you guys post wrist shots at one point? I am curious about the size.
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Turtle
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>>64722158
My turtle
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>>64722192
nice overhang
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hmm?
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>>64722098
Yeah, I got mine from watchunique, though I ordered before getting to the end of the unbelievably long thread on wus. It took a week, and I did have to pay customs charges. But it's safe and sound, and the aesthetics are all fine (i.e. no scratches).

It's the acrylic, with display back (and the normal back is included with mine separately as is the option on watchunique). I love the acrylic...as I'm lusting for a Speedmaster, this is kind of a 'practice' watch...manual-wind chronograph with acrylic, around the same size or so.

I don't care for the sapphire on this one either...in order for them to do it, they had to build a kind of half dome metal casing that goes around the face to lift the crystal above the hands...it throws off the proportion of the watch entirely. Plus, I like the vintage look to the acrylic. Everyone says it'll scratch fast, but I'm reasonably careful with my watches, so I'm curious to see what happens.

>>64722116
I'll try later tonight. Sorry, gotta run. It's small though compared with modern watches; 38-39mm. But it's high, so it still has 'presence', if that's something you care about. They also make a 42mm variant.

Be back soon!
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>>64722229
Julian on poljot offers ploywatch or whatever for 5 euro if you're in Europe. It's so far mine has kept pretty good time, it might have been a couple of seconds fast but I think I set it ahead on purpose. On really low power the chronograph tends to stop at 57 seconds and the whole watch sorta stops along with it, had no other "issues" (if you could call a complication perfoming like that low power an issue) Surprised it came from the box still ticking desu but maybe everyone winds it more than I do. One tick is considered a wind right?
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>>64722158

what kind of sounds do turtles make
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>>64720668

pretty fucking based desu. good on breitling.

i love seeing a watch serve it's purpose like this.

just another reminder why they are such remarkable little pieces of engineering, and why they aren't going anywhere any time soon.
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>>64720737

Casios marketing department is getting out off control
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>>64722437
Eh wears fine in person. Will say I do prefer my smaller watches though.
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>>64720699
>Hello fellow kids. Jpg
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>>64721854
>5k

Is this true? where?

I won't ever sell mine unless I absolutely have to, but that's interesting.
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>>64722457
How big is your wrist? Curious for my own sake, and Seikos are pretty much non-existent in any stores here
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>>64720668
>https://www.europastar.com/news/2037835-helicopter-crash-in-the-antarctic-pilots-located.html
Did this really happen? It is a press release
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>>64720814

These pictures are harder to take than it seems.
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>>64722556
little over 6.5" but flat. Max lug to lug I could go is 48mm.
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>>64722514
The one website i found it on. I know new it was less expensive.
http://www.shoppinginjapan.net/sbdx019

nice watch btw!
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>>64721640
I think the Seamaster 300 has the nicest overall watch design in current production.
However, I do love getting lost in a dial with tons of shinies, and I would think the Seiko has the Omega beat in this respect.

At least, I think this is the case; I don't own either.
For all I know the Seamaster 300 dial looks absolutely spellbinding under certain light conditions with its sunken little indices and grainy dial. See pic.
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>>64722457
I like both you watches m8. I also have smaller wrists buti just stay away from the big stuff.
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>>64722386
Turtle turtle
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>>64722708

I see, and thanks

I got it at $3.5k when it first came out. Realistically, if they had mass produced this watch the price probably should have been set between $2.5k-3k.

But I can see why Seiko can get away with the price they set for it. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it, so I was set on buying it the second I saw one for sale on WUS.

I wish there were more so others could also enjoy it.
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what's the least neuro typical watch? i want a cool watch but i don't want to lose face in front of reddit and 4chan

thank you
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>>64722821
kys
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>>64722817
>for sale on WUS.
So pre-owned?
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>>64722716
Is there some camera trickery involved, or is this watch really that beautiful?
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>>64722821
One you build yourself. See you in a few decades.
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>>64722861
yes anon come to the swiss side
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>>64722875
YEEEEEESSSSSSS
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>>64722069
They can actually be pretty accurate
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>>64722919
that is pretty good anon
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>>64722875
I have an Alpinist, sunburst dials are nothing special to me.
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>>64722929
https://youtu.be/ysXF9z8pG1c
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>>64720621
nice, black is better tho
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>>64722970
this
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>>64722965
Did Archie ever say anything about the Marinemaster 300?
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>>64722849

Yeah, the guy who bought it received it on the day it came out to boutiques. I bought it 3 weeks later from him.

I'm pretty sure I saw him posting a few months ago on WUS about how he regretted selling it and was looking to buy another
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>>64722986
no just the tuna as far as i know
https://youtu.be/jphKlzXiVvM
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>>64722995
He flipped it after three fucking weeks?
Was this guy a woman on her period?
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>>64722995
kek
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Which one do you like better /wt/ ?
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>>64722996
why do people listen to archie?
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>>64723031
honestly neither
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>>64723034
Because he is batshit insane and its hilarious to watch his mind unravel. And also fuck the seiko tuna
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>>64723031
Get the Hamilton. The CW is cool in that it has a screw crown and good water resistance but that new logo just ruins it.
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>>64723001

He didn't seem very knowledgeable about watches.

After I purchased it he gave me some advice - that I should "wind the watch a few times before wearing it or else the seconds hand wouldn't start moving".

I got pretty lucky in finding him. I was refreshing the WUS sales forum many times a day after the sla017 was released. The guy himself told me he received like 6 offers the moment he posted it. I was first
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>>64723057
desu but he never seems to say much except about the aesthetics.
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>>64720699
what the hell
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>>64723087
M8 he is insane its not a good place to go for information. Also normies mostly care about looks as do most of us and all watches from top brands at that price point really do have excellent movements so it really is all personal preference.
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>>64723087
He shots on westerners who marry Asians and is married to an Asian himself. Literally nothing he says should be taken seriously at all.
And then when you take that into account he is just a retard screaming at a camera so why the fuck watch or pay any attention to him?
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holy fuck is anyone watching this?
https://youtu.be/dsg1pnx_hig
he just took a second shot of blue label its hilarious.
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>>64723129
bro that vid has 9000 views, that's not very many views
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>>64722996
Is he the CWC of the watch world?
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>>64723143
I'm talking his channel and videos in general. 9k is 100 times more views than his content really deserves.
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>>64723138
Is he talking to a robot built to tell bad jokes
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I want to go back in time to be a Casio engineer and make the buttons less shitty, give it better illumination, and make it slightly smaller, otherwise it's one of the most practical watches out there
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>>64723209
>Hello I am 12 yo
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>>64722192
Nice. I'm really on the fence about getting one because my wrist is only 6.75, flat, but still. In reality, the lug to lug is only 1mm more than my Ray II, so I'm trying to talk myself into it

No idea where I could try one on, either
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this one
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I hope hungarian watch anon didnt get bullied by dumb roasties today....
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>>64723311
I think they were giving him the silent treatment
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I hope he overheard them talking. And then cried.
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>>64723354
i wanna believe he's a qt femboy that needs a good hug rn
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>>64723447
He should post face pic so I can cum on it
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>>64723447
he is probably a lanky motherfucker.
[spoiler]But I still want to hug him[/spoiler]
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>>64722116
I'm back. My camera has decided to fuck with my computer, so I had to find another pic online. This is almost dead-on in terms of size to what it looks like on my wrist. The only difference is that I'm not white. If I still can't get the damn thing to interface, then I'll post another pic

>>64722293
Poljot was an option, but for me watchunique had a better price...that was the only reason I went that route. Polywatch is sworn by everyone who owns a watch with acrylic or hesalite, but as I said, I'm curious to see just how scratched up it gets. All polishes are really just types of sandpaper...that's why some people use toothpaste as well. But I don't want to be removing anything until I really have to.

I'm glad yours is doing well. Regarding the chronograph power when on low wind; the issue with the chronograph (from my understanding) is that it derives power from the mains, so if you're running the chrono all the time, the spring will run out of enough power to run it all about 2 hours early than the norm without the chrono running. It apparently has no effect if you run the chrono in the middle and stop it...it just affects the very end because the unwound spring doesn't have enough power to do the chrono plus the mains by that point.

I'm surprised yours was ticking too...if you got it outside of 2 days, I think someone might have opened it and wound it just to see that it was real (i.e. customs agent).

As for 'one tick is considered a wind'...I'm not sure what you mean. When you wind the watch, especially with cal. like these ones, you simply wind the crown as much as you can. It'll click as you wind it, but that's just the mechanism that prevents the spring from undoing the wind. Eventually it hits a dead stop, and you can't wind it anymore. That is 'full wind'. Most if not all modern handwound watches are like this (once again, correct me if I'm wrong). With automatic wind watches there is a clutch that prevents overwinding.
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>>64723480
I guess I've never fully winded it then, I was winding it the other day and my dad told me I was going to wear it out even after I told him it's designed to have a stop.
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>>64722116
Sorry, here's another one. This pic is dead-on in terms of size on me.

I love the size of it, but I think it's a question of what you care about. Right now there is still an emphasis on big cases, but I think this can be an exception style-wise because it's essentially a vintage homage/original. If you wore a 60's Omega Constellation, it would be the same issue.

What precisely are you concerned about regarding the size?
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>>64723506
Yup, this movement definitely has a stop. What I wouldn't suggest doing is winding the crown backwards. Modern watches that I've had have a mechanism that simply disengages the winding wheel thing from the keyless when you go backwards, so it's free to move but it does nothing.

On this watch however...I went slowly backwards, just to see how it felt, and I could feel a ratchet, so I think that would definitely be worn if you were the type of person who winds the watch without letting go of the crown (i.e. wind forwards, wind back, wind forwards, wind back without letting go). For me, it's always wind forwards, let go, wind forwards, let go, etc.

For some of the older watches, your Dad is right; I've handled an Omega from the 60s that for whatever reason didn't have a hard stop...so I gave it about 15-20 'winds' and then didn't touch it again. But I don't know enough about vintage movements to say what had happened (i.e. if this was designed or if it was a flaw of this particular watch).

I have a question for you. If you press the Chronograph start button (the one at 2) very slowly, can you feel TWO clicks? One click is when the chrono starts, and then there's a second click further down that does nothing?

I read on WUS that the recommendation from Ed (the supplier guy in HK) was that you simply press the chrono buttons firmly....don't do it slowly. But I did it slowly anyway to watch the mechanism, and I could feel two bumps. Can you? I hope I'm not alone...
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>>64723520
Just wanted to see it on a wrist. The way a watch wears is a culmination of many factors. I can't exactly go out and get one to try on. Thank you by the way.
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>>64723576
the ratchet is just the stem moving the click its not going to wear anything out if you play around with it.
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>>64723576
Hmm, no with mine it feels like only one click. However the stop button doesn't click at all, the reset is really light compared to the start.
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>>64723576
when setting the time is it fine to turn the wheel backwards/
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>>64723598
Yeah, this was my problem too. It's the only watch I've ever bought without trying it on first. But I was lucky; my Dad also wears Omega, and his are oldschool (39mm is the tops). So, I knew how those fit on me, and made the call.

Here's the thing about this watch. Like all watches, the more you look at it on your wrist, the more it changes shape to look good. It's like The Ring...it changes shape. I know that's unrealistic, but human perception for these things really adjusts depending on how we feel or how much we see something. It's like fashion...if we see something weird enough times, it starts to look normal. That's why Star Trek uniforms look great on TV (when everyone's wearing them) but shit in real life (when you're the only one)....lol

I love the design, and if I can find a way to confirm that the mechanism is sound, then I'll be happy as punch. It's so fucking vintage, but simply new. Get one, if you have the disposable funds...but just be aware that no matter who you buy from, the possibility of getting a lemon is far higher than for normal watches.
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>>64723609
Yeah, that's what I figured...but still, I don't like that sound. I have an automatic wind that, when I wind it to get it started (because I don't wear it often), it definitely has the winding wheel that uncouples when you roll it backwards, so you don't feel any ratchets at all if you roll the crown opposite to winding.

With this one though, there's definitely a ratchet when you roll the crown backwards, and that's what I'm avoiding because I would assume that it's not good for the watch at all.

>>64723622
Yup, that isn't a problem on mine at all...and also, this watch doesn't hack seconds, and even the Speedmaster technique of holding slightly backwards on the setting doesn't work to stop the movement...the movement is always running.

>>64723610
Okay...thanks. The second click on the Chrono start/stop button is near the very bottom of the push, and from what I can tell, it advances the column wheel about a millimeter, no more. I can't tell if I'm supposed to push the button ALL the way to the bottom (so, two very fast clicks being felt and heard in one motion) or if I'm supposed to only go as far as the one click (which is about 80% to the bottom). The chrono works when I do this (80%), and it works with the full push as well...I just don't know if there's any reason I should do one and not the other.

>>64723598
One last thing; it does ride high, and higher if you use the nato strap. Just keep it in mind.
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>>64723698
>that's what I'm avoiding because I would assume that it's not good for the watch at all.
like the other anon said, it's fine
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Just slappes this Jubilee onto my 007, pretty comfy and doesn't pull on any hairs or anything
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>>64723749
slapped*
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>>64723609
well its not the click but it does absolutely nothing negative to the movement
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>>64723720
>>64723766
No worries, thanks guys. After seeing how much they removed and replaced when they serviced my seamaster, I'm trying now to avoid putting 'unnecessary' wear and tear on my watches...lol Perhaps it's made me a little paranoid...or perhaps the price of a service is what has done it. Watches are hard taskmasters...
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>>64720668
WTF!??! I love Breitling now!
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How should I go about trying to find a case for a raketa movement ?
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>>64724029
Have you tried a trash can?
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>>64724074
No why
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>>64723610
Sorry, I forgot to add.
>However the stop button doesn't click at all, the reset is really light compared to the start.
The reset button just releases the cam that has a spring that gets the totalizers and second hand back to zero. You're not moving the column wheel when you press the reset button, so it's going to be really light, and lightening quick, and 'spongy' in feeling compared with the chrono start/stop which has a definite 'chunk' feel to it.

Pic unrelated, but still beautiful.
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I don't post in these threads but I put a zulu strap on my w-800h, and I like it
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>Hey Anon, what watch is that? It looks cool!
>It's a Seiko!
>Oh...
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>>64723653
>upside down 子
ooff
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>>64724362
>implying anyone should ask you about a watch
>implying they'd have something against seiko
Try harder.
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>>64724424
Sorry I dunno what to tell you man...women don't want to date a man that wears a Seiko.
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>>64724453
Women don't give a shit, my man. Go out and you'll see.
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>>64724465
>Anon, there's a nice guy at my work who wears a really nice Rolex! Why don't you get one of those?
>I-i-ii-i... my Seiko skx007 is a great watch though! It's an iconic watch sweetie! Robert..Robert Redford wore one!
>Oh...okay... that's nice honey...
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Okay, I'm sorry for taking this bait, /wt/. I'm done now.
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I only come to /wt/ because I hide all the threads with anime OP images.
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>>64720621

Nice lume
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>>64724424
Chads wear vostok
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>>64720668
Damnnnnnnnn
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>>64720593
Moderately gaudy
>>64720621
Moderately rice
>>64720668
the fuck, but hey, that's pretty nifty
slightly stylish and bonus points for practicality
>>64720686
somehow still gives the impression of a guy who obviously injects synthol
>>64720692
not a watch 0/10
>>64720699
>middle manager who used to be a free love degenerate and thinks his wife might be cheating on him with the neighbor /10
>>64720727
>>>/d/
>>64720737
an autist like that does not deserve that n i p p o n e s e a e s t h e t i c
unworthy/10
>>64720814
responsible father with passable taste / 10
>>64720838
closeted homosexual / 10
>>64720868
future successful conman with imposter syndrome / 10
>>64720871
this is a dog
>>64721385
this is a fat undog
>>64721470
this is an amerifat
>>64721538
stop these are not watches
>>64721640
fit 70 year old man / 10
>>64722010
next level hipster who may actually have taste / 10
best I've seen so far in this thread, sucks that it's a little janky in the operation though
>>64722069
accountant for a cocaine smuggler / 10
>>64722158
slightly butch soccer mom who used to do swim team for reasons / 10
>>64722192
much better taste in photography than watches / 10
>>64722209
poor taste in both / 10
>>64722229
stock photo taken by UPS enthusiast / 10
>>64722437
florida autist uses MS Paint to make obscure criticism on thread / 10
>>64722457
grandparents with vaguely complementary styles / 10
>>64722671
unidentified cryptid / 10
>>64722716
doesn't understand that bloom is for trashy LA thots / 10
>>64722770
I am disturbed.
>>64722867
meta / 10
>>64722875
product placement in opening sequence of the latest james bond film / 10
>>64722909
studied french in high school and was meme'd into becoming a lesbian / 10
>>64722919
high quality autism / 10
>>64722939
postmodern art is trash
>>64723031
>implying I like either but probably left / 10
>>64723041
middle aged professor / 10
>>64723122
legally blind / 10
>>64723209
hiking the PCT and not giving a fuck / 10

continued
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>>64725018
>closeted homosexual
What makes you say that my friend?
I get your trolling but am genuinely curious if anyone else though that too.
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>>64725018
continuing

>>64723253
pervy granduncle / 10
>>64723311
this is not a watch, this is a loli embarrassed by your collective lack of taste
>>64723447
>>>/y/
>>64723480
engineering grad / 10
>>64723520
politically edgy soyboy / 10
>>64723576
entry level programmer who does yoga on weekends / 10
>>64723653
cocaine smuggler that the other guy is the accountant of / 10
>>64723668
guy who handles domestic distribution of the cocaine / 10
>>64723698
honorably discharged airforce pilot / 10
>>64723749
really didn't need that second chili dog earlier / 10
>>64723790
has some basic taste but fails to understand moderation in detail / 10
>>64724104
mathematics PhD who goes to medieval battle reenactments and is an honest to god monarchist / 10
one of the few examples of piling on details in an aesthetically cohesive way
also a top pick for this thread
>>64724274
upper middle class high schooler who got a watch from their dad for their birthday / 10
>>64724362
how I feel about most of the watches in these threads
>>64724424
the taste of most people who wear watches
and honestly just of most people in general
>>64724453
daddy issues
>>64724501
crossdressing spit roastee

couldn't even end on a goddamn watch
and that's all for now folks!
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>>64720814
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>>64725199
STICC
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>>64725142
The thinness is more characteristic of women's watches and the salmon with polkadots inside of your sleeve is suspiciously flamboyant in a muted way.

If you have a job where people question your sexuality anyways or work in any kind of sales / customer facing role then no one will probably bat an eye. Same goes for if you're a thin guy to begin with and that's just what matches the character of your body type without any mildly suspicious contrast.

But otherwise, you may be giving off a slight vibe of >picrelated.

And hey, I'm a slightly androgynous guy myself, and I doubt you'll attract more attention than maybe a few more curious homosexuals than would otherwise try to figure out which team you bat for.
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>>64725199
studying for a degree in robotics / 10
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>>64720668
How much are these?
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>>64725266
Interesting, thanks for the well thought out reply. Confirmed for me that it's a non issue.
The thin watch is pretty much because I wanted a watch to fit under a cuff at work and not wearing a watch feels weird.
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>>64725266
Have you ever worn a thin watch? Maximum comfy.
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>>64725018
>>64720868

>future successful conman with imposter syndrome / 10

What does that mean?
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So I just saw this ad.
549 Euro Dollars off!!?
What a price for this pristine Soyko!
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>>64725152
Is this what autism looks like?
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Has anyone gotten their watch serviced through fixwatch.com before?
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Anybody else having wristpain from their watches?
It started like an irritation on the left wrist, like a few months ago. I tought its the band, so i wore my watches on the right, after adjusting them. Nope, similar pain appeared on the right wrist.
Im not wearing them too tight or too loose.
Currently trying
>capal tunnel exercises
>stretching more often and walking around while on the computer
>shifting sitting position with an air filled seat cushion
>planing on doing some DIY standing desk set up
I know that standing still is not great and a treadmill desk would be best but im going to try standing first.
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>>64725803
I have wrist pain from over exerting my wrist but never from watches. Wearing watch mainly on right wrist these days because of it. You probably just wear it too tight.
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>>64725818
>probably just wear it too tight

Sadly that is not the solution. Already tried to wear them so loose that they are just barely not turning around on my wrist. did this for a 2 weeks, still pain.
It gets better with a light watch but i wat it to go away. I guess ill have to wait and see how my new plan turns out.
Also forgot to mention
>going to buy an ergonomic, upright mouse
>stopped drinking coffe
since i read that the caffeine is bad for your bones
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My Leopard is at the post office but I couldn't pic it up because the relentless snowing means it takes triple the time to drive anywhere. I work till 18:00 and the post office is also open till 18:00 so I only got the mornings to pick stuff up.
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>>64725992
>Leopard
Damn furries.
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>>64724453
Have you ever driven a Ferrari around? Women DO NOT give a single fuck.
The only people who will comment are men.

It's pretty much the same with luxury watches.
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>>64725803

wash your hands and the wristband from time to time and take it off when sleeping
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>>64725018
>fit 70 year old man / 10
Why is the Omega Seamaster 300 for a "70-y-o man" but the Rolex Sub isn't?
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>>64725152
>>64725018
Be brutal.
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>>64726070
sub is fat 70 year old man
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>>64723074
How do you end up on WUS when you don't know shit about watches?
How do you buy that watch when you don't know shit about watches?
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Comfy Astrolon day today :3
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>>64725018
>responsible father with passable taste / 10

I'll take it
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>>64725152
>mathematics PhD who goes to medieval battle reenactments and is an honest to god monarchist / 10

Good stuff
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In this day and age, it is retarded for "tool watches" NOT to have a display caseback.

1) there is no way in hell you will ever crack the display crystal unless something catastrophic happens to your arm

2) with modern tech, they can be made just as waterproof AND anti-magnetic as any modern watch with a solid caseback

3) no-one will ever know your watch even has one, so there is no stigma whatsoever

4) you can actually marvel at the mechanics, for which you paid a hefty premium

and most of all:
5) the display window allows you to visually inspect the movement for damage after an incident, instead of having to wait hours or days to notice by the timing if something has gone horribly wrong with the movement (chipped pallet jewel, damaged gear tooth, busted rotor bearing, fouling and/or water ingress, ...)

You simply cannot refute this.
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>>64725803

Might be psychosomatic anon
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>>64725803
Could be that your watch is too heavy. I have had the same with my first s.s. bracelet watch.
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>>64727768
Yes.
>Inb4 people saying "ETAs don't look nice enough to display"
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>>64726049
I used to think so too...until I went to Eastern Europe.

>I was at a small house party (about 12 people or so), just a regular party there which I was invited to by the girl I was staying with. She and I were not together; she's a family friend and not really attractive. But she let me stay at her place, so I'm not going to turn that down. So we're at this party, everyone knows everyone but I'm the odd one out because I'm visiting on vacation. Try to talk to everyone, a few of them are single girls. Things are normal (casual politeness, 'you're on vacation? Cool! How do you like it here? You need to go visit xxxxxxx', nothing more), and after 'making the rounds' I go back to the kitchen to get a drink.

>I get back to my spot (yes, everyone has a spot...mine is usually 3/4 across the room from the stereo speakers), and I see one of the prettier girls there that I talked to earlier. So, we get back into chatting, nothing special, and as I raise my glass to take a drink after a warm sentence, she notices the watch I'm wearing and stares at it as I lower my drink.

>I notice this, and lower my hand a little slower than normal, watching here eyes desperately try to read the fine print in the low level of light before it's out of range. Then I see the lightbulb in her head turn on, and for the rest of the night she clings to me like a captive damsel on a pirate ship. I KNOW my watch was the reason for it; she assumed from it that I had money, so she made herself as obviously and flamboyantly available to me as possible.

>I had no problem with this...but it absolutely changed my idea about women and watches.

They'll never ever understand the enjoyment we get out of understanding the movements, comparing the efficiency and performance, etc. For them it is simply a symbol of wealth, and an indicator of how much wealth we are willing to throw around. It does happen...
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>>64727919
So, what watch was it
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>>64727900
ETA 2824 is an aesthetic movement, but it's flawed Swiss garbage. 6r15 is great but looks like shit.
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>>64727919
What watch got her so moist anon?
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>>64727961
Yeah it's beautiful...
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>>64727919
What country and what watch?
>inb4 Hungary and TAG Heuer
Though here you could fool them with the fakest quartz Rolex. Most of the peasants never seen anything fancier than a Casio Edifice in their lives.

>>64727981
The 2824 has one of the most aesthetic rotors.
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>>64727768
I kinda wish I had got my Nomos Club with the display back as the Alpha movement is lovely to look at. But it was an extra £300, too much for the novelty.
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>>64727919
Christ I can't believe you still haven't said what watch it was you doofus.
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>>64727768

Exhibition casebacks were invented by pleb-catching, no value watch companies who realized applying a shiny rotor and poorly applied Geneva stripes to their dogshit ETA movements could dramatically increase their sales amongst horological retards who wanted something shiny to look at, in exactly the same vein as "skeletonized" and "open-heart" dogshit became popular.

Now this trend has infected nearly every high end brand too other than Rolex, and I completely despise it.

Fine finishing should be a final, complementary addition to an already top-notch movement, and you being impressed by the mechanical merits of the movement should be what holds your interest and appreciation for the watch. The huge emphasis on display-backs puts the production focus on form over function and innovation. It's why shit like Panerai exists as you can take a $75 Unitas movement and charge $5000 for the watch it's in because it's rhodium-plated and had pretty stripes added to the surface.
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>>64727961
>flawed Swiss garbage. 6r15 is great
oh boy
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>>64727951
My one and only. I don't have too much disposable income, and the economy has not been good to me lately, so watch projects have been a little off schedule. But it was recognizable at the time as being something 'expensive' and current, especially in the East where they are 5-6 years behind in everything (fashion, tech, etc.). I'm pretty sure the bracelet was what first caught her eye...this iteration of the Seamaster has by far the most attractive and comfy bracelet.

>>64728004
Country was Czech Republic. Watch see above.

>>64727971
Money makes them go crazy the same way that a fit healthy body does to us. I was still naive at the time thinking, 'oh, if a girl likes you it's because if your character'....

But bear in mind, this only happens in cultures where an expensive watch is still considered a sign of disposable wealth and high status. In the West, girls don't care about it as anyone in a reasonable position in computer programming can get a Rolex. Plus, since I was an 'unknown' entity who would be gone in a week, I had the 'migrant-attractiveness-adjustment-index' working in my favor.

Lots of factors to take into account, but if you're with the 'right' kind of women in the 'right' kind of society, then it works like a shitty beat-up BMW (which was the car of choice amongst these heathens...).

>>64728038
Be patient...it takes a while for me to formulate my ideas...don't get they panties in a crueller.
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>>64727951
>>64727971

Accutron Spaceview
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>>64727768
The new omega movements are sexy as fuck and the new escapement design is crazy
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>>64728046
Way to make an ass of yourself by not even trying to refute any of the arguments here: >>64727768

> It's why shit like Panerai exists
Funny you should say that, since Panerai was the company that got away with pic related only because of the lack of caseback.
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>>64728004
yeah the 2824 is a bit sexy looking but the rotor does flex and you can hear it as it winds at times. really wish i went with a 2892 but fuck it i got this for cheap and at least it's accurate.
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>>64728046
>>64728122
come on guys lets keep this civil you can just make fun of me for being retarded instead

>>64728131
look i wasted money on an eta as my first watch please just shit on me instead.
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>>64728046
A generic ETA is a generic ETA, and a nice movement is a nice movement.
A display caseback changes nothing about this.

>in exactly the same vein as "skeletonized" and "open-heart" dogshit became popular.
The major difference being that you can't tell if a watch has a display caseback.
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>>64728122
>Way to make an ass of yourself by not even trying to refute any of the arguments here

Just stick to your Shitkos sweetheart.
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>>64727768
>>64728046
I have a few thoughts on this. We cannot ignore that humans love shiny objects, and when they move it's even better. Mechanical watches are a product that must sell not because of their inherent accuracy (which a quartz could decimate) but because of all the other factors that people find attractive. 'Heritage', 'Tradition', 'Quality'....all the propaganda that the Swiss houses have thrown at us since the quartz revolution to make us buy something that is obsolete.

What is undeniable in today's market is that if given the choice, a more people will buy a watch with a display back than a solid one (if the price point is the same and it's solely about preference). Mechanical watches are curiosities, and in order to fully enjoy their purpose (which now is not to tell the time but to show off how human intellect and engineering can accomplish this in the most accurate and yet beautiful way), a display back is almost a necessity in today's market.

I'm not saying that it's a good thing or a bad thing...it's driven by the people who buy it and what sells. I understand why an Anon will despise it, as the cause of the issue is rather sad and cheap. I too share that feeling sometimes...but then I remember that in the end it's all about selling a product. Modern watch houses (aside from Rolex and now Omega to some extent) cannot expect people (and do not, based on their data) to simply buy the watch because of the name on the face. There has to be more now...
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>>64728210
>in today's market more people will buy a watch with a display back than a solid one
The same would've been true 50 years ago, if display casebacks were as robust and advanced as they are today.
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>>64728102
>pre-cuckaxial Semenmaster Pro
Hell I ain't gay but I'd suck your cock too just to wear it in turns.
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>>64728102
>oh, if a girl likes you it's because if your character
That still holds true for some of them, which are the only ones you should ever consider marrying, if you believe in such rot.
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>>64728004
Jól mondod bátya.
Hungary is the place where shitters and the replicas are the good watches. You can be the local horology mastermind with a tag or a fake royal oak. It's just so fucking sad.
Are monitoring the használt órák adás vétel fb group ? That's the place I go for my daily kek's
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>>64728241
I agree, but I think today it's even more of an issue. I mean, really...back then if you wanted a watch, it was going to be mechanical no matter what, and there was no other way of telling time in a portable manner. Hell, having a clock in a car was a 'feature' you'd pay extra for back then.

That being said, a watch was a practical tool, nothing more. Like a the simplest casio digital today....we don't need or want a display back for one of those, do we? It's just circuitry. That was the mentality for average watches back then...it's just circuitry.

Today, every computer, every phone, every billboard, every public transit notification...everything shows the time. You can very easily and happily live life without ever needing to spend $3000 on a device that only tells the time, maybe the date as well. So, if you're selling watches, you need to give people a reason to buy them.

Rear windows help the uninitiated, the uninformed, and the uneducated understand a bit more about why they're spending money on something like this.
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>>64728270
lol You can still get them. My friend had gotten the chrono version of it first, and that really got my heart pumpin. It's still a beautiful watch, but heavy as hell, and he banged the shit out of it. Given the price and my intentions for the watch, I chose the basic Seamaster, like the ones used in the Brosnan Bond films (though he uses the Quartz in Goldeneye).

I don't like the newer version of the Seamaster to be honest. They added applied metal surrounding the lume hour markers, they screwed around with the length of the hands, and the colour of the dial is also different. There's something more plasticky about it.

As for the movement, I still don't know. I had asked a few days ago about the issues with the co-axial, and some people here were kind enough to give me their insight. I have no idea if the 93xx is any better...I guess we simply have to wait a few years to see what happens for people who own these watches.

But servicing my Seamaster was quite a cost....and because of that I plan now to wear it occasionally, and not have it running all the time. That's partially the reason for getting the Seagull, but there are many reasons behind that one that are rather shameful to talk about.
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>>64728284
Well, that goes into a different territory altogether. At the time, I was young and I was always willing to give people the benefit of doubt in all respects. I almost did get married once...but sometimes these things don't work out. Girls are replaceable, especially given how connected this world is. But the sacrifice we may make as men in order to change ourselves for them...the time and life we lose in order to do this is not replaceable at all.

The way I see it, unless I am seriously interested in a biological legacy, I will not get married at all. I love my freedom.

Back to watches. See pic: the grail I will never be able to afford...
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>>64727961
Now now, the issues that make the 2824-2 mediocre have nothing do with it being Swiss. It's just a mediocre movement design that hasn't had many technical improvements made it to it in the last 30 years. Conversely the 2892-A2 remains a great movement because it's a very good design in the first place that didn't need a bunch of minor technical changes to fix design issues with it.

The 6r15 is fine for what it is, and certainly I don't see any reason to prefer a 2824-2 standard or elabore over it, but the higher grades of 2824 get quite a bit more adjustment done to them than the 6r15 does and so have a significant accuracy advantage as a result.
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>tfw like simple and clean watches (i.e field ones)
>in a world of drivers with shitton of useless features for people who never get more wet than taking a shower
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>>64728316
>That was the mentality for average watches back then...it's just circuitry.
Well, not quite like today's circuitry.
People were always very acutely aware of the aesthetic merits of watch and clock movements. Skeletonization goes back nearly 300 years, and your standard pocket watches always tended to have easy access to the movement as a kind of precursor to the modern display caseback window.
Early wristwatches were the same, they had press-on casebacks that were easily opened even with your fingernails.

It was only with the rising demand for waterproofness of wristwatches that casebacks became obscured and relatively impenetrable.
And only because they didn't have the tech to make display casebacks as robust, anti-magnetic, and waterproof like today.
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>>64728046
I'm sure you are aware of this, but it kills me as a movement nerd that several pleb-catching brands have taken to only decoratively finishing the parts of the movement visible through the case back, literally inverting the original point for which decorative movement finishing was started.
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Good morning wt
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>>64728436
I agree to a point, but from the people I've talked to who lived at that time (1950's/1960's) a watch was an expensive but necessary thing. For women, the only thing they cared about was the casing and decoration...for men they only cared about the practicality and accuracy.

I'm not saying that there wasn't an interest in the movement at all from a visual standpoint. I'm just saying that in terms of marketing and day-to-day function, watches were not expensive museum pieces to the average person...they were Swatches. Just mechanical swatches that, if they broke, were a pain in the ass to fix.

I agree with you on the causes of the demand for solid casebacks. But we can't forget that this, en masse, would influence a generation of people who wore them without even considering the possibility of something different. Like kids today who see a movie on videotape...it wouldn't occur to them that for many of us this was the standard and we were happy because we could watch movies at home.
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>>64728210
These are all fair points, but I have to say I find it kind of ironic that the biggest mechanical movement nerds are precisely not the demographic clamoring for display casebacks. Personally I don't really care one way or another if watches have them, though for the sake of tradition I prefer them not be on tool watches.
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>>64728461
Morning
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>>64728490
Which makes perfect sense. But marketing is always full of ironies. Many industries have this problem: You tell a customer, 'the quality is high, and this product is made to last'. But if the product is made to last, why should a customer ever buy another one?

The demographic for display casebacks are people who don't know how to spend money. The ones who really understand what they're looking at are very discerning in their tastes, but as is always the case, they are the extreme minority. That's the world we live in. As long as we perceive this, and understand the underlying causes, then it (hopefully) won't bother us so much. Know what I mean?
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>>64728489
Hell, I still don't mind VHS so long as the tape is in good condition and I'm watching it on an old TV.
For shits and giggles, I tried watching a few on my buddies 4K TV, actually didn't look half bad. I was shocked.
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>>64728489
Well men might not have wanted decoration per se, but on the whole they will have been more interested in the actual workings of the mechanism than women.
Speaking generally to innate male-female tendencies, of course. I am cis-gendered scum after all.

>>64728490
>I find it kind of ironic that the biggest mechanical movement nerds are precisely not the demographic clamoring for display casebacks
That's probably because those particular movement nerds are after horological authenticity.

It simply makes perfect sense from a practical standpoint to have a display caseback, since it allows you to personally inspect the watch for damage after an incident.
Without a display back, it's even tricky in many movements to tell if your rotor is still turning.
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>>64728424
it sucks doesn't it?
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>>64728424
Dive watch dials are meant to be simple and clean though.
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>>64728511
Looking good as always Anon.
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As a last thought. What is the purpose of a tourbillon? Originally (I'm paraphrasing here) it was to deal with the problem of pocket watches always being in one position in the pocket, and the stress or strain this might put on the mechanism. If you rotate the balance wheel casing, then you can iron out the differences of a mainly uniform position.

This complication is entirely useless in a watch worn on the wrist. And yet how often do we see it being sold as a necessary improvement to the system? Something worth all the money, and something which Daniels happily poked fun at as being a complication that is far easier to make than people think.

It's all about selling a product...that's all it is. We have to separate the passion for horology that we might individually have with the market forces that cause companies to make products in this manner.

>>64728558
I keep mine for the commercials...commercials were hilarious back then.

>>64728559
Agreed, though you're not cis-gendered scum, you're just extrapolating from the research done by Borat's cousin at Cambridge. Boys like mechanical things, girls like people...it's easy.
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>>64728611
>And yet how often do we see it being sold as a necessary improvement to the system?
Never.
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How easily can your average non-watch person make out the "S E I K O" applied logo?

How close do they have to be, and how still do you have to keep your hand?
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>>64728695
A non watch person won't be able to tell the difference between an Omega and a Vostok, nor would most of them care.
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>>64728732
Still. Suppose the watch catches their eye and they want to see what brand it is.
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>>64720668
HOLY SHIT
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>>64728760
They're unlikely to notice that the logo is applied unless they're inspecting your wrist from a foot or less away.
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>>64728760
They'll probably ask rather than look like a goober wrenching their neck to read it
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>>64728777
But would they be able to read it?
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>>64728785
>But would they be able to read it?
I DON'T FUCKING KNOW, GO GET A SEIKO AND PRACTICE LOOKING AT IT FROM 3 FEET AWAY ON SOMEONE'S WRIST
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>>64728785
I don't know Anon, I don't have every humans eye exams at my fingertips.
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>>64728795
>GO GET A SEIKO
Or how about I ask a bunch of people that very likely have Seikos?

>>64728784
Alright, now imagine they ARE trying to read it.

>>64728798
No need for an eye exam. Simply your personal experience with your Seiko if you have one.
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>>64728821
I have two. Nobody has ever noticed, from any distance.
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>>64725152
>t. some plebbit cuck's "girlfriend"
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Are digital watches on their way out?
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>>64728821
look at the size of the font, it's a little smaller than normal text on paper in a book

it's not complicated, just try to figure it out on your own
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>>64728695
I've literally never had anyone notice or ask about a watch I was wearing that wasn't a watch autist I already knew or that was at my watchmakers place while I was there, no matter whether I was wearing a Rolex, an Omega or a Seiko.
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>>64728873
nah
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>>64728873
No, they're just getting progressively shittier and shittier.
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>>64728875
>hurrr it's just like reading off paper bro
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>>64728908
yes everyone can tell at normal distance that you have a seiko brand seiko

happy?

stop posting
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>>64728898
Casio is good as always, I don't know if Seiko still makes digital ones
The only notable thing outside that was SKMEI who just copied every Casio and sell them for $2 on those crappy chinese stores
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>>64728915
>when you hate a simple question so much that you keep replying and then tell the person who raised the question to stop replying to you
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>>64728922
At least SKMEI uses actual metal for some of their clones. Casio seems intent on making everything from plastic these days.
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>>64728926
do you have brain damage?
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>>64728949
if you didn't like the question, then you shouldn't have responded to it.
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>>64728686
You'd be surprised. Try walking into a high end watch store, and talk to them. It's a 'selling point' now. The market has changed, my friend, and though we can insulate ourselves from it online, out in the field the trends are very loudly proclaimed and visually supported (posters, catalogues, etc.).

My camera decided to finally work. Sorry about the shitty pics; I've never learned how to take good photos of watches (though there are resources out there to help, but I just don't care enough to be honest).
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>>64728955
but can you read the question?
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>>64728942
Chrome plated brass.
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>>64728942
Yeah that's good I guess, some $50 casios still use plastic despite metal bracelet like the AE1200. Gshock is another thing but there they have the G-Steel now
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>>64728971
Indeed. Still not plastic, perhaps worth it for some folks.
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Even with my poor skills, the watch is just stunning. It's approaching the 24 hour mark, and so far it's held to losing only 2 seconds from when I set it yesterday. I haven't wound it at all since then either, as I'm testing the power reserve.
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>>64728949
Good one bro.
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>>64728983
Always depends, I would rather have a good resin band than a crappy metal one desu. The cheaper ones are really loud and difficult to adjust
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>>64728999
Sure, personal preference and all that.
I'd take a shitty metal case and band over a shitty plastic case and band any day.
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It's a very light watch (someone online measured it at 55grams), and comfortable (depending on the strap). Aside from the minor chronograph issue (which still hasn't sorted itself out...), the watch is running beautifully. Given the heritage (there, I used that word) of the movement, and from what online posters have said, it can be regulated to very good tolerances, if not chronometer tolerances when lucky. So, all in all I'm VERY happy given that it's a $300 or so watch. Thanks should be to you guys actually; a week ago, someone posted a picture of a complication of Chinese watches, and this one (and its sapphire crystal counterpart) was in the upper right corner. I loved it, looked it up, and found that it was comfortably within my price range. Talk about 'impulse' buy....and that normally never happens to me.

Gotta go, wear them in good health Anons.
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>>64729025
The gold numbers make it look very cheap, desu
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>>64729025
correction: should read:
>a week ago, someone posted a picture of a COMPILATION of Chinese watches...

Also, for some reason the pics make the dial look silver. It's not. It's definitely champagne coloured.

>>64729038
That's because they are cheap. When you see pics of the original that they based this off of, the numerals and gold markers look just as awful...lol I love it though...this watch isn't about haute horology, and it's not about beauty from a refinement point of view. It's about a country that bought the tooling from Venus, and mashed together a watch as quickly as possible that was reliable for their pilots and available to upper echelon politicians. It's so typical Chinese from that period. But I fully understand the critique. Okay, now I REALLY gotta go.
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>>64728306
No I don't want to be exposed to those bottomfeeders.
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>>64728878
I get compliments on my vintage omega now and then. Granted, these are colleagues who see me everyday.

I caught one guy at sales meeting with a Portugieser blatantly checking out my Ray II, though I suspect he just making sure it wasn't a Rolex. Turns out his IWC was a fake anyway.
Disgusting desu
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>>64728975
Fuck me dead. That casio looks, actually kinda nice.
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>>64729075
Do you have any pics of the 60s originals?
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>>64729547
The AE1200 is the best looking cheap Casio IMO.
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>>64729462
>Turns out his IWC was a fake anyway.
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Why doesn't Omega just put the new in-house 9300 movement into a traditional Speedmaster Professional case?
Tons of people would pay good money for the external aesthetics of the traditional moonwatch, but with a modern automatic movement.
The case is certainly big enough.
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>>64729722
Meant to add pic.
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>>64729722
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>>64729744
Let me guess, not authentic enough?
Well guess what, the movement that went to the moon had a column wheel and a lower beat rate than the later 861/1861 movements.

So even the current manual wind omega speedmaster professional isn't "authentic".
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>>64729547
Yeah it does, I love it, the plastic casing is my only complaint.
With a bit of alcohol I managed to rub off the "WORLD TIME" and "ILLUMINATOR", to make it look cleaner
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>>64729834
I think it looks a little bit better without it
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>>64729879
Oh someone managed to remove all the letters, nice
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>>64729906
That looks terrible on leather, Jesus.
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>>64729810
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Post good quartz watches.
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>>64725018
>>64725152
how fucking autistic do you need to be to want to reply to every post in this thread?
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>>64730173
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>>64730173
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>>64730212
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The early Amphibia model I bought last Friday for 60€ just arrived in the mail. Loving it. the lume is quite powerful, must have been relumed at some point. It came in this “digital” desert camouflage nato strap. It’s not bad but I’ll probably put it on brown leather.
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>>64730228
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>>64729906
Honestly it looks better with some of the writing desu. The empty spaces are awkward. However the writing on the outside is fine to remove but on the inside it doesn't look great.
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>>64730295
agreed
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>>64730173
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Question for those who wear a Grand Seiko.
When someone asks you what watch you're wearing, do you reply "Grand Seiko" or just "Seiko"?
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>>64730173
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>>64730805
Usually "I already told you a million times mom, it's a GRAND Seiko"
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>>64730805
Just Seiko, or if it seems like the person wants to know more, something like seiko spring drive
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>>64730828
i chuckled
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>>64730173
Whoa whoa, ref number?
That case looks sexy as fuck!!!
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>>64730173
Would legit punch somebody in the cunt for one of these.
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>>64730805
>When someone asks you what watch you're wearing, do you reply "Grand Seiko" or just "Seiko"?
Not that this ever happens to me in real life, but "Grand Seiko" would be more useful than just saying 'Seiko' considering that GS operates pretty seperately from Seiko.
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>>64730986
Which GS is best -- mechanical, quartz, or spring drive?
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>>64720593
Can anyone identify this watch?
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>Grand Seiko
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recommend a <$1000 watch to get my nephew for his 21st birthday, want something classy he could wear with a suit.
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>>64731057
Vintage GS? The King Seiko 45-7001.

Modern GS? Mechanical for me because it is the direct descendant of pre-quartz Daini Seikosha. Rolex and mechanical GS are the only two of the great production mechanical watchmakers of the pre-quartz era that are still substantially the same entities today.
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>>64730173

>>64730986
Same, they're ridiculously rare in comparison to the white dials
>>64731062
H558-5009, the "Predator" Seiko
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What's the nicest radio controlled quartz watch out there? For the hell of it, no price limit.
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>>64731252
Oceanus

Some might say morgenwerk, but there have been enough issues reported with that watch I wouldn't believe it
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>>64731103
SARB017
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>>64731103
Seiko SARB033/035, Hamilton Intra-Matic 38mm, Junghans Meister, Junghans Max Bill
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>>64730262
A one piece strap with those lugs is a bad idea anyway.
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>>64731391
damn bro nice dick
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>>64731413
Not him but is there anywhere you can buy Junghans internationally?
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What's the tool for this kind of rotor screw?
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>>64730262
going for the post apocalyptic scavenger aesthetic i see
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>>64731103
If you shop around you could get a Nomos Club for that perhaps?
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>mfw my Lord Matic has been sat in customs all day.
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>>64731283
doesn't that line prevent you from swapping bands?
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>>64731740
> Customs
You realize it could very easily sit there another three weeks, right?
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>>64731864
Nah, Her Majesty's Customs are usually pretty fast.
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>>64731391
Kill yourself faggot
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>>64731787
Yes you can't put a normal strap on an oceanus
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>>64731972
>anus
Heh
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we need new bread
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>>64730986
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>>64731104
And Vostok.
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>>64732335
sweetie...
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>>64732424
>redesigning a few parts every few years in the old 7002 movement is considered haute horology
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>>64732495
>haute horology
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NEW

>>64732687
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>>64732335
>And Vostok.
No.

>>64732495
>redesigning a few parts every few years in the old 7002 movement is considered haute horology
How many parts do the 52xx/4sXX, 68xx, 8rXX, 8LXX, and 9SXX designs share with the 7002? Oh right.




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