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, clock, or other timepiece.>Required viewing for new people (unironically):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKm1ko_hb98 >Thread theme (unironically):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTXPUF4Oz4 >Used watch guide:https://pastebin.com/f44aJKy2> Strap guide:http://pastebin.com/SwRysprE> watch essentials 102:http://pastebin.com/Rc77hhXVPrevious thread: >>66318083
Just bought this. First for Casio.
>>66328886I appreciate your watch
I've been considering getting a vostok watch lately, I've decided to go with zenitar, but I want to know - does anyone know if they'll take requests ie ship the watch without the strap so I can put my own nato on?
>>66328990Order from meranom and they will pretty much customize however you want.
>>66328998Do they ship to Australia? How do I order customizations, is there an interface online or do I email them?
Where are the girl watches?
>>66329017Buy the parts you want and in the checkout notes tell them what you want customized.
>>66329057girls don't wear watches, they wear leashes
>>66329017They ship worldwide
>>66329074Watch it incel.Your gonna look funny walking around with your dick cut off and crammed down your throat if you dont.
>>66330049I lost my virginity at 25
I want this so badly but I don't have 300,000$. ;_; What do I do...
How are Steinhart watches viewed here? Im looking at the Ocean One 39 or 42 with black ceramic ring. Is the ETA 2824-2 movement any good? Also any idea how big the crown is on the side? it looks quite large in some pictures
>>66332756Really? Everything I read or see online is positive. It just seems it looking like a Rolex ribs some people the wrong way
What's a good watch for my boyfriend?I have $2000.
>>66333013They can't think for themselves. Steinhart is a decent Rolex homage manufacturer and occasionally other designs. ETA movements are still standard for most of the industry, not bad, but unless a higher finished model nothing special either.>>66333072Sinn.
>>66333013They're shameless rip offs of other manufacturers for the most part. If you want something that looks like a Submariner you'd be better off getting an Invicta Pro Diver with the NH35 Seiko movement and saving the other $200 or whatever the difference is.
Best watch for innawoods/tactical occasions?
>>66333957plus saphire crystal, plus ceramic bezel plus decent strapoh wait you only save like $20 and you are left with a fucking invicta
>>66334041t. Günter Steinhart.
>>66334066>t. invicta buyerkys my homie
>>66334273This or the Rangeman/GW-6900 for better button action
Why does the thread even exist?
>>66335107Why do you even exist
>>66334970tfw no dual wielding nubile teen gf
Bought my first watch, it is a Tisell Pilot 40mm.I'm a fan of the simplicity.
>>66335146Shut up retard. Previous thread is far from the limit
I've got a Seagull 1963 on order, anyone have any opinions on straps? I'm gonna take it off the nato it comes on as it looks tall enough as it is.I was thinking a brown or tan smooth leather strap but I welcome ideas.
https://www.watchshop.com/mens-kenneth-cole-varick-watch-kc15112002-p100014881.htmlThe front of this watch looks too blingy and too much of a fashion watch=gay for my taste but the back looks like it's quality, no?
>>66331731>I want this so badly but I don't have 300,000$. ;_; What do I do...Buy a sothis
Speaking of watches being technology...I never seen any fitness tracker watches in these threads. I like my Vivosport because it has GPS and can track my long distance runs when I decide to run outside and take a random path.
Rate my Boctok?
>>66335921why does the date look weird
Has anyone ever ordered a dial from Yobokies? I can't find info on which crown position they're made for.
Good morning wt
> t r I p l e p e n I s
>>66336362Hold it right there. That's enough.
>>66336345The crystal is domed
In case anyone else is interested, Meranom has a bunch of new 960 cased models up for order/pre-order. I ordered the white dial GMT because how can you say no to applied indices, black outlines and a pseudo GMT complication for $105?
>>66336495I'm planning to pair that dial with a Pepsi am-diver bezel to go for the albino pseudo-GMT look (like a Polar Explorer II with a Pepsi bezel).
>>66332175Just get a noob factory submariner. People will think you’re rich and you get a damn good looking watch.
>>66336520What’s the case diameter?That could look really cool.
>>66332175I have an Ocean 44it's my least favorite watch, im going to sell it soon
Going to go and buy more Special Brew.Hope I don't get stabbed.
>>66336622I think I will take the "Tudor" off but keep the Vostok on.
Buying IWC is pointless as it's ETA.Have I understood correctly?
>>66336637What exactly is wrong with ETA? Please be detailed, don't just meme
>>66328944Don't put the strap anywhere near pool water. The plastic degrades like crazy
Did Seiko make a new bracelet for the snk809?
>>66332175>Is the ETA 2824-2 movement any good?>>>
>>66336807Are you talking about the folded link one that's on the SNK809K? No, it's not new
>>66336637>>66336755ETA makes fine movements that work decently well and are reliable and there is no problem with ETA. The problem lies with iwc taking a movement you'd find in a $400 watch, putting it in an oversized, shiny case, and charging 5 figures for it. For people whose interest in watches is driven by movement technology, iwc's watches have a huge (huge) cost premium for a shiny case.
>>66336755Not that guy but I find nothing wrong with an ETA movement. They are not a bad movement but in the same regard they are nothing particularly special in most cases either. And no all ETA are not made equal so in theory more expensive ETA based watches should have a bit nicer finishing/regulation As well as be higher grade calibers. Of course not all brands follow this so do research. I think the bigger critique most level headed people have is at what pricepoint is it overpaying for one? Most of the time the movement alone is not the only factor in play and some of these ETA based watches can offer a lot of interesting elements for a good cost. But after a certain pricepoint most people are seeking something kinda more special, which an ETA movement does not really offer.
Should i buy this thing ?Looks aesthetic af
>>66336581>What’s the case diameter?Pic related. If I end up not liking the 960 case I'll switch the movement, dial and bezel to an 020 case I already have or I'll order a 420 case.
>>66336907>chronograph>no markings whatsoeveryikes
>>66336897I completely agree with you. I like the look of some IWCs (but they are mostly too big) and they do some cool work on their ultra high end watches, but they really have no excuse for still using ETAs with their long history. It’s just them raising profit margins.
>>66334970What ref is this pls
>>66336988SNE107 with a custom machined bezel
>>66336450I have an old Ingersoll at the watchmaker in this moment, not so old like the one in that pic.
>>66336816What's wrong with the 2824?
Liking this SSB025PC far more than I thought I would.
>>66336924I prefer the Soviet 960 cases, they have a really nice brushed finish.
>>66337205i'm saying that asking this question is a stupid one, 2824 is a great movement that's why it's so widely used
>>66337314Can you do a wrist shot from a slight angle a bit further away?
>>66337411I bought the watch purely for the dial, hands and movement. The 020 case is all brushed externally, which I prefer, so there is a pretty good chance I'll end up swapping to that case.
>>66329130Working on one breh.
>>66336362The 4883 (and associated non-superior versions) have an interesting second hacking feature; when you pull the crown, the second hand jumps to the next 10-second mark (so if you pull the crown at :52, the seconds hand jumps to the top of the minute). Makes setting the watch easier and more precise.
>>66337587This one is missing a piece of the bracelet and the spring bars seem absolutely shot. Will be replacing the spring bars and trying to source a donor bracelet for that extra missing piece.
Anyone who posts a watch with beads their mom will get cancer.
36mm is too small for a man at this point in time. The SNK809 looks like a girl's watch on me and my wrists are only 6.5 inches. There I said it! 39mm for the win.
>>66337669Should have bought a 114270.
nato style watches are my favorite
I'm gay, which watches are good fro me?
>>66337746Any watch is gay when you wear it with beads
i don't really want to do it anymore
>>66337746get a casio a seiko or a daniel wellington or a vintage female bulova
>>66337443But the guy clearly didn't know what it was. That's why he was asking the question.
>>66337746Orient Disk rainbow>>66337791That's awful
>>66335600There are a bunch of options, and it depends on what you'd like or what your lifestyle is like.I personally hate nato straps, as they tend to itch. The one that this watch comes on is fine, but not anything special, so if you're going to do something else, then here are a few things to consider.1) Leather always looks good with a 60's aesthetic watch like this. Usually dark brown, but even light brown looks okay. I've got it on a brown leather one right now, plain and simple.2) You could try different colours though. If you go blue, then it brings out the blue of the hands. If you go red, it'll bring out the red chrono seconds hand and the red communist star. Dark green looks almost military, so it works with the purpose of the watch. Basically, anything darker than the champagne coloured dial.3) You can also do contrast stitching (i.e. blue leather with white contrast looks awesome).Beyond that, you don't need anything else.
>>66328944Ignore the bullshit comments; its great, 4 years in
>>66335600>>66338164Further to this.Not mine, but here's a pic with the blue contrast....looks awesome.
NEW STRAPS DAY>>66337504I'll do it when I get home from the office.
Welp. I’m sold.
>>66338271Ok. Would you give me a ctrl + f?My ctrl + f should be Homefromwork
Post watches with matching beads
Fuck me this bead shit has to stop. Why are there always shitposters?
Post some serious heavy duty wrist game.
>>66338513Because the mods are lazy. He spams the same pictures every thread, obviously using a bot, but they can't be fucked to do anything about it.
>>66338589Where to cop these gloves? How much are they?
>>66338590>He spams the same pictures every thread, obviously using a botNot spam, I am contributing.I don't use a bot either.
>>66338359This what you were looking for?
>>66338684Yeah thanks. It looks nice on you. How big is your wrist and the diameter on that watch?
>>66338513He goes so far as to alter the files to bypass image filters. That is dedicated trolling yet mods do nothing, although he is so intent I doubt a ban would do much. It speaks volumes about the type of person he is.
>>66338733Not even fucking me.Appreciate the fellow doing it though, unless it's tudor autist.
>>66338795Wd is a fashion meme watch.
>>66336495the length on those hands are all wrong
>>66337797>>66337443idk about great. It shits itself if you handwind it too often.It's also about as boring as it gets
>>66339011How so? The minute hand extends slightly into the minute track rather than just touching it, but the hour hand appears to be the right length for the hour indices and the 24h hand touches the outside edge of the minute track.
>>66338724Why are you driving an old car instead of a new car?
>>66338179I did consider blue, perhaps blue suede even.
>>66339247Well that's ugly & a fake too.
>>66339186Whatever if most comfortable. What are you wearing it with? That's another consideration. If you wear suits to work, then perhaps a brown strap or even black will be fine. If you're more casual, then the blue with contrast stitching is probably the most interesting/elegant/sophisticated/fun idea you can go with, but that's my personal aesthetic opinion.When is it supposed to arrive? Are you excited?
>>66337587I'm a big fan of the two-piece bracelet, rather than having a deployant. Also makes it super easy to adjust without tools.
>>66335318>>66335318even with all my uniforms n shit in my closet that I worse for years. UCP/Mulitcam/OCPI'm still hella mirin that m90
>>66338164Get a leather one, I have the same aversion to many textile nato straps.Unless you're willing ro do a bunch of research into which ones are comfortable, just go leather.
>>66338699I'm a wristlet. 6.5ish inches, watch is either 40mm or 41mm...seen conflicting specs.
>>66339353I wear a shirt and tie for work, I'll be wearing it after work anyway as I wear my SARB or Nomos at work normally. I may get a blue suede & brown leather & see which I prefer.They said it will be shipping around the 14th so hopefully it won't be too long. I am looking forward to it, it's my first mechanical chrono.
>>66339446Nice Flieger! I've been back and forth about getting one, and for a while I thought about getting a Tisell or one of the other budget ones just to see if I'd like the design or not. What made you decide to go IWC (aside from the quality, of course)? There are lots of options (Lacos, Stowa, etc.)....>>66339455Okay, so it's a 'fun' watch, so at this stage you can really go with anything. Try starting with a plain brown leather strap. It's the most versatile, and you won't regret it. Blue suede sounds cool, but might be pricey unless you have a good supplier. The 14th is tomorrow, so hopefully you don't have long to wait. It was my first mechanical chronograph as well, and I was so excited because it was also a column wheel. I've handled cam chronos before, but it's quite true what 'experts' say...the column wheel has a different, more precise 'feel' to the push. One thing that may surprise you about the watch is that it's quite loud...if your hearing is as good as mine, you can hear it from across the room.
>>66339739I'll post a pic when it arrives.
recently upgraded from my w800 to a gd350. best watch i ever owned. at work i spend most of my time in front of a keyboard wearing headphones and the vibration alarm is perfect to remind me to take a break
I hope everybody's excited for the new Lange catalog coming out soon
>>66336567Is that guy reliable with the shipping? how does it go through customs without you get charged like a real watch?
How does /wt/ store their watches? Running out of space in my beater chicom amazon special manbox.
>>66335857You're suppose to put the watch behind the wristbones...
>>66337717That actually looks very very nice... Mind sharing some details on that?
>>66338271>that casio divermy nigga
>>66340720How can you resist a decent looking 200m beater diver with accurate enough quartz movement for like $40? Even if it's a little to big for my wristlet.
>>66328944I have this one. I have mixed feelings about it.Pros:- Large display - If it's sitting on my dresser, I can read the time from across the room.- EL backlight - LEDs get the job done, but EL is always nicer.- 5 alarms - For those who don't (or can't, depending on where you work) have your phone on your person all the time, these can be useful.- Metallic-looking bezel - Not everyone may think so, but I think it makes it look a little nicer.Cons:- Compass and thermometer - Both are so inaccurate, they're pretty much useless.- 1-hour stopwatch - Stopwatch only times up to 59M59.99S. (Especially odd considering the countdown timer can count down from up to 24 hours.)- No UTC - The world time has lots of cities/time zones, but none for GMT/UTC.- The band - A very odd connection means it's almost impossible to replace. (As >>66336789 said, hope it never breaks.) You can look up on a couple forums how to nigger-rig it to work with a NATO, but that's it.
What is a cheapest (500-1000 usd) watch that will give appearance that i am rich?
>>66340801And Kendal winders. But I also tend to end up with watches all about, on my desk or on my watch workbench.
>>66340847Case budi for travel. Hard (not completely crush proof) case, fits one watch or two in a pinch, cheap. Never had a problem just throwing them in my backpack before travelling.
>>66340803rolex are kinda tacky i wouldn't believe a guy who were a fucking rolex. Plus almost any kinda of trash near me wear fake rolex
>>66340879you english good
>>66329057Not a single regular here is female or has access to a female who is interested in watches.
>>66340847Was about to say I'm generally too frugal to bother with winders, but damn those are cheap. Reliable and functional I'm assuming?>>66340801Priced right and good looking. Appreciate the suggestion(s).
>>66340890They seem fine. I've had them a few years with no real problems.
>>66339053that is not an M3, bud. M steering wheel
>>66339739Can you get aftermarket dial for these? Don't want to look like a Chicom
>>66340457How did you get this? Purchasing a watch?
>>66329057There's a clock on the stove.
>>66340879t. third world country
>>66341226I won't shit on a Rolex, great luxury watches and all, but he's not wrong, many of them are kind of tacky and they are the go-to watch for "I don't really care about watches but I have money and want to show it" people.
>>66341177I have no idea. If you don't want to look like a chinese communist, then it probably makes sense not to buy a chinese communist watch....doesn't it?There are other budget brands (Alpha, for example) that use the same movement for their chronograph watches. You might want to consider them if you want the movement but not the aesthetic.If you buy from HKED in Hong Kong he can build you one with his own dial combinations, but you have to e-mail him to find out what is available, what he can build for you, and how much it'll cost.But as for buying a dial and installing it yourself, I have no idea where to source that or how much it would cost.
>>66340879In my opinion, gold rolex usually means trashy person. But a steel sub, daytona, explorer, or milgauss usually look nice and subtle
>>66341177>>66341370One other thing. All of the dial combinations come from prototype watches that were made back in the 60's, although the Panda dials appear to be something of HKED's own liking. But most alternate dials are simply the same thing (i.e. Chinese Communist Pilot's Chronograph), just different colours, hands, and indices. The 'star trek' symbol under 12 is another proposed symbol that China was going to use for their air force...I have no idea if it was implemented or not, but it appears on the prototype watches in the museum, hence the usage on these alternates.
>>66341430> In my opinion, gold rolex usually means trashy person.
>>66341831just like a man who wears rings other than a wedding ring is trashy.
>picking up the new watch today in a few hours>manager calls me for an hour meeting at the exact time it will arrive
>>66341905> the ringI didn't notice that before but I kind of like it. What happened to guys wearing pinky rings?
Not enough /lume/ in this thread. Bonus goodboi points for anyone sporting tritium.
>>66342022I would lume if I had a watch I want to wear. Still searching for something to purchase desu.
Thoughts on these NATO straps?i found myself looking at a Seiko and Hamilton with them, but to be honest the whole green nylon thing doesn't go with a lot of my wardrobe.
>>66341430>Rolex>subtleMaybe a Cellini. There’s nothing subtle about a Daytona, steel or otherwise.
>>66342030What kind of style(s) are you browsing?
>>66342022we watch bros
>>66342079looks good mane
Hey i've got an old watch that i decided to change the strap on to spruce it up, but it's spring bar is broken. Any suggestions on how to get it out?
>>66342142Old standby 5 series.>>66342079Love some NATO straps on just about anything but a dress watch. Functional and bulletproof.
>>66341370>There are other budget brands (Alpha, for example)Thanks for the info! However, aren't Alphas almost exclusively re-branded Rolex replicas? I wonder if HKED could do a blank dial for me, I'll shoot him an e-mail I guess.
>>66341905>just like a man who wears rings other than a wedding ring is trashy.t. literally a white, christian male in middle america>>66341917jesus christian bale aged horribly, was this after Batman?
>>66342297plyers, watch-maker for $5
>>66341831>Italian crime boss from New Jersey>Not a trashy idiotFound the actual guido.
>>66342297either cut it in half (could probably bend it, i've done it in the past with this problem) or take it to your local jewellers
Why does this look so nice?I've gotten more compliments on this beater than any of my nice watches or even any of my vintages which are actually worth reasonable money.I'm not mad about it, just genuinely curious. I mean I love how it looks, especially at the price point, but why the attention?
>>66342873I've been close about 10 times now to grabbing a bambino v2. Think I'm going to have to pull the trigger. As for the compliments...it has a very vintage look to it. Not many younger folks sport that style of watch. Couldn't tell you why it garners so much attention from others though. >>66342772Another diver I've been putting off forever. Needs a NATO or metal band though.
will you be appreciated enough in 30 years to earn an appreciation watch?
>>66342929We get pens here
>>66342929I would be kinda disappointed if I got a hamilton after 30 years
>>66342929I sure hope so.
>>66342982trump gives out quartz movados
>>66343024That's more like an offence than a gift. Like saying "we had a god 10 years, but you are to be fired any day now"
>>66343064incel dweebs who live in moms basement may find this hard to imagine but most jobs give you a gift on every anniversary 1 2 5 10 15 20
>>66342920>I've been close about 10 timesWell, I couldn't reccomend it more. Go for it.
>>66343092Fa-m, I employ myself in the bar that I own. Should I give myself presents?
>>66343118Obviously. Get it engraved too. Why wouldn't you?
>>66343103Think the color choices have always given me pause and then it just goes to the back burner. The creme and purp like yours looks great. SOON.
>>66343129It's actually a sapphire blue. I'm not good at taking pictures.Looks awesome in the sun.
Anyone got recommendations for decent-looking, vintage dive watches other than the Vostok Amphibia? I like some of them but can't find anything decent on eBay.I am an unashamed slavaboo so anything Russian is a bonus.
>>66343024I like how it's not engraved with the employee's name>quartz movadoi knew i hated trump for a reason
>>66343174>Get free meme watch for doing your job>Sell meme watch for money to raving Trumpites>Buy actual watch
>>66335257Nice man, I love mine. Fuck ton of strangers suddenly asking me for the time though. But yeah, what are your plans for the strap?
>>66342022My pic in the OP is trit. Pic related is it with zero UV boosting.
>>66343024What a cheap guy.
>>66343370Yeah those Marathons have nice tritium vials. The case never did it for me, but as a .mil field watch they are fantastic. Wish more folks would offer tritium illum. over a wider range/style of watches.
what is /wt/ wearing today?
>when economy was shit I had a chance to buy a 114060 for 5500 from DavidSW>meh that price isn't going anywhere>$7500 nowFug
>>66343921The stainless case, white face Jap version of that...
>>66343370>>66343671Do you guys have any experience with Deep Blue dive watches? I've been considering getting pic related for myself when I finish my PhD.
>>66343986Can't say I do, but that's a good looking watch.
>>66343927There were so many good deals back in 2009 and then when the UK decided to leave the EU and their economy went to shit for a while. I remember seeing Rolexes like $2k-3k cheaper from UK sellers than everyone else. And stuff like Sinn watches for literally half the price as in other countries. Shit was cray
>>66344006I blew it man... I fucking blew it... last good price was like around when Trump won the election.
>>66344006People spending beyond their means usually means great things for responsible folks on the secondhand market. Happens all the time with firearms in the US whenever there is political panic buying. People max out their cards and when the premiums pile up and the panic dies, folks have to dump their unfired gems for 1/2 of what they are worth. I love stupid people.
>>66343934my man. This arrived this morning and will keep me going until I can get my speedy
>>66344050Oh man I sold so many "off-roster" guns in 2017 for double the prices in free states.
>>66340640Never had an issue, never had to pay anything extra.
What is the Chipotle white rice bowl with black beans, steak, hot sauce, sour cream, cheese and guacamole, no lettuce with Chipotle branded tobacco sauce on the side?
>>66344216* of watches
>>66344180Fuck yeah, who makes that pilot?>>66344216>>66344224MVMT, because both are disgusting garbage trying hard to be something they are not, generally bought by ignorant, lazy retards.
>>66328886Is it too fucken large? >Manlet 5.5" wrist
>>66344276You should just stick to women’s watches.
>>66344276yea get a 5600 series or something bruh
>>66344262It's a korean copy by tisell, but a real good one that doesn't really have any quality drop over more expensive German makers like lacos ect.No branding, 90S5 Miyota, Sapphire domed, good lume light and thin and very very cheap. I gain 3 seconds day. But the strap is worthless garbage that you'd need to replace. I really like it.
>>66344276eat something jesus
>>66344276also ur wearing it fucken loose. tighten the strap
>>66344349That's probably as tight as it gets
>>66344276Sadly yea it is. It completely overhangs your wrist.. wish GShock made smaller watches outside of the 5600 series.
>>66344306>>66344336I've tried to eat more, but it's not something I can change now is it? >Just turn 24>>66344335Or classic? That's what I was told. I got this as a gift and I was thinking of wearing it when I'm traveling to Japan next week...
>>66344380punch out some additional holes on the band bruh
>>66344391>>66344349>>66344351One hole in, better?
>>66344276>>66344495Please wear a Diesel watch for the lulz
>>66344495Pushups and pullups anon. Start doing a few sets every day, gradually increase the reps. Look into a gym, 3 times a week, simple exercises - squats, deadlifts, bench, OHP, rows. it will benefit you greatly in the long run.>>/fit/
>>66344561yea his forearms will look great but wrist will still be tiny
>>66344561I've been going to the gym for a month. Almost everyday if i could. But it was mostly training biceps. Hopefully I'll be consistent enough for the next two months during my vacation.
>>66341193I was in a Lange boutique looking at the new sigh releases. Karol from pange corporate was also there and we talked while a piece was brought out from the safe. I mentioned I was missing a catalog from a previous year in my collection and she ended up sending it to me.
>>66342873For what it's worth, here's my take on why they're attractive, at least to me.1) Classic proportions on the face2) Roman Numerals that aren't abnoxious and seem 'honest' for the watch.3) Excellent proportions in terms of size of face vs. case size.4) Hands are appropriate to the style. Same with crown.5) All of this (i.e. proportions) contribute to a unified aesthetic that normally only appears on more expensive brands.The only thing I don't like about the watch is the fact that the date window is not framed (either with a different colour or something like that). It looks too small or insignificant....if they did (as an example) a blue border, then the watch would be utterly perfect.I've been thinking about getting one for a long time, but never pulled the trigger because I don't need another watch that only tells the time and date. But as a starter dress mechanical, it's fucking awesome for the price.
>>66335318is that the msar? Nice watch m8
>>66344586Really nothing I can do is it?>saying diary product helps bone growth>Been drinking milk everyday of my life>Mfw bone still thin as fuck>Mfw when I'll never able to wear beafy watches and look good
>>66344339I've been thinking about this for a while (like the Bambino). The lume has a reputation for being shit, in all honesty. Does it suit your purposes? The reason I ask is because it was a deciding factor in terms of not getting it (also because the second hand isn't lumed). How do you like it in terms of daily wear?
>>66344614it's okay. i'm a wristlet too at ~6". there are plenty of cool smaller watches, especially if you go vintage.
>>66344691man i wish there was a wristlet panerai. i love the rounded comic sans numbers
>>66344691Nice Pam...at least that's what it looks to my drunk eyes...
>trying to glue date magnifier on a crystal>flat magnifier has to sit on the curved portion of the crystal>too much glue and it bulges out the sides>not enough glue and visible bubbles underneath>finally get it nearly perfect>set it in the sun to cure (UV glue)>develops bubble directly in the middle of the magnifierFUCK YOU
>>66344339>Sapphire >True pilot styling all around including no date>Miyota>Decent lume>$200ishFuck me, I might send this Aristo back when I get it and just grab one of those.
>>66344691>>66344725Sorry, yours must be the date....rum is good, but causes inaccuracies...>>66344723Don't worry about being a 'wristlet'. Just wear what makes you happy.
>>66343921Good travel watch
>>66344591Karol is a male name
>>66345111I don't know what to tell you anon. Not this time, I guess.
>>66344614I just wanna fit in my grail Omega Planet Ocean, but at like 45mm it's likely going to look stupid on my 6.6" wrists. Maybe if I can find a 42mm I'll pull it off... maybe..
>>66335921Is that a new amphibia? Ive never seen them with that wave dial
>>66345417It's not a Amphibia it's a Omega Seamaster in green.
>>66344725they make 38 and 40 mm Panerais now. Still pretty big if you want a Luminor with the crown guard but definitely wearable even with smaller wrists. Not sure if their 38mm models use their in house movements though
>>66345622Panerai has the same problem as Rolex though; their designs may be iconic, but they are also basic and very rudimentarily finished, so replicas become almost indistinguishable from the genuine product.
>>66342022How much to get that in a seiko? Was looking at luminox and some others but reviews are spotty.
>>66343986Their SKX homage was a meme on /wt/ for a while but it hasn't been mentioned for ages now.
>>66339739>One thing that may surprise you about the watch is that it's quite loud...if your hearing is as good as mine, you can hear it from across the room.No kidding. Right now my watch was on my desk and I could hear it ticking, while people were operating machinery and talking loudly in the next room with the door open.
>>66344723There are 38mm models
Have you guys seen the Leica watches? The designs aren't really anything special, but the movements are interesting.They are exclusive designs from Lehmann, a german manufacturer I had never heard of. They have pretty good functionality too: time setting by pushing the crown in (push once to go into time set and reset the seconds to zero, push again to restart the watch), power reserve, date pusher (not that it's a good thing).The one pictured also has a day/night indicator and rotating inner bezel for a second timezone, which seems like a clumsy way of doing things to me.The price and size are all pretty bad, but that movement is not bad at all. I'm going to look up Lehmann to see what else they do.
>>66346023Oh, I forgot the link.https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/leica-watch-l1-l2-introducing
>>66346023A lot of things wrong but also a few interesting approaches.
>>66345862You can get the 5 series snk80x for $50-$70 all day. Great entry level automatics with an interesting almost mini flieger B dial design.
recently cashed out a lot of crypto what watch do I buy so that people (women) know I am a rich piece of shit?
>>66346329>recently cashed out a lot of cryptoSo you sold low, typical /biz/let.
>>66340793>what he said, exceptThe compass and thermometer work almost 0.1C/2’’ off when calibrated right. Been out 10 times and the compass was almost dead on and the thermo as well.
>>66336611Care to elaborate? Im interested in a Steinhart as well. Ive heard the bezels can have a little bit of play otherwise they are really good for their price.
>>66334881Haute horology right there mate
>>66346329Pic related citizen gets compliments every single day. :^)
>>66344723You can always use an oversized one as a pocket watch
When you buy a watch in Japan, do you have to pay an extra sales tax or something on top of the listed price?
>>66346959It does look nice imho and thats the quality most people care the most.
you ever go through periods where suddenly you just don't know what you want? I always had particular watches in mind or at least an idea (diver with x, chrono with y), but right now I've just lost it
Any of you familiar with ChronoCash?
>>66347030How about pic related?
>>66344723There is, it's 38mm.
>>66347115what's the reference number
Wrist checkShow me what you wear today
>>66347128I'm not spoonfeeding you, faggot.
>>66347115>>66347128fuck it's that 3bar wr only thing
>>66347023Auctions say if you have to. It's 8%. Plus you have to pay for the shipping withing japan beacuse you probably use a proxy shopping site, if you have more than 90iq. On ebay you don't have to care about any of these things, but you pay 40% extra usually. When you import it to your country, you have to pay import taxes too (if customsmen catch it). (You)@me if you have more questions about japanese import stuff.
>>66347132Had a meeting today so I got my bling out >>66346959
>>66347128That one is the PAM00755, it would be better with decent WR but how likely are you to swim with it on?
>>66347144I mean if you physically go into a Japanese store.Do they add a sales tax on top of the sticker price?I'm asking specifically about watches being offered for sale on Chrono24 by this one Japanese store called "The Watch Company", which has some really good prices, and they have a brick-and-mortar location in Tokyo.
>>66347154it's a fucking Luminor it's supposed to be a military-styled dive watcha 10bar minimum is mandatory
Upon buying a one year old JLC used, should I worry about that this independent store has disassembled and resassembled the watch for cleaning of the movement? They say of course that the watch is in perfect condition, but they are not JLC.
Wearing my Soiko while unironically listening to citypop. Recommend me an 80's JDM shitter for citypop listening, /wt/.
>>66347056Maybe it means you're happy with what you have?
>>66347144Also, if you ask a fren in Japan to buy a watch for you and send it to you for your birthday or something, there's no customs bs or anything right?
>>66347154Why put the retarded crown guard on it then
>>66347196They probably didn't service a one year old watch.
>>66347238They say they did.So, assuming that they did. Is that something to worry about?
>>66347132Cool junghans bro.
Damn! Look at this thing. Why are only boring Seikos ever posted in this thread? They do actually make nice watches occasionally.
>>66347280>>66347280>>66347280NEW BREAD ^_^
>>66347185Stores pay taxes. It's probably included in the price already. >>66347223Yes there is, it depends on the value. For most eu counties it works like:Non-gift >From 22 euro -> vat >From 150 euro -> vat + tariff Gift>From 45 euro -> vat >From 150 euro -> vat +tariff Also the shipping costs are included into the price. The best way to import a watch would be you going there and bring the watch home on your wrist. While in japan post the box and accessories back via dhl or something.
>>66347202>Watchmaker >Listens to citypop >Vintage japanese watches I like you even more now hunbro
>>66347186I know, I'm just playing devil's advocate. >>66347227Because Panerai and most people that buy them are also retarded.
>>66347348I also like blues, the blacker the better, but I don't yet own an old Hamilton.
>>66347090To boring. Most people will just assume it's a fake Rolex. If they notice it at all.
Bidding on a watch, wish me luck boys