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Post your fap-powered Seiko 5s, grandpa watches, soviet antiques, nato straps and terrorist watches

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Here's a compatible phone for your budget

>> No.45973484

>posting stock images
>not even any text to accompany it

>> No.45973527
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Reposting my Grand Seiko 6146, currently visiting the watchmaker's for restoration and an overhaul.

>> No.45973533

Abdul pls.

>> No.45973592

>restoration and an overhaul
What they doing to it exactly?

>> No.45973635
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Muh Alpinist.

I wasn't really all that excited about this watch in the beginning, but it's grown on me.

Still want a Seiko Sumo or a Prometheus Sailfish, though.

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dat chinese booty

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>> No.45974022

The watch was running about twenty-five seconds slow when I got the thing so I felt it could use the overhaul especially since hi-beat movements can really damage themselves if not properly lubricated.

The overhaul is the standard procedure. The watch will be disassembled and cleaned. Then the watchmaker will reassemble (hopefully I don't need any replacement parts as they are quite hard to find) and lubricate the movement. Finally it will stay a little while longer for regulation.

Its hard to tell from my pictures but the watch has a few cosmetic issues from age. There are a few scratches to buff out on the crystal. The dial has minor corrosion below the six o'clock marker and right next to the eleven o'clock marker. There are quite a few scratches to the case but I am still deciding on whether I want to refinish the watch. The finish on Grand Seikos is pretty unique and I don't want to have someone screw it up. Plus it is a gold cap watch and may have been polished in the past so I don't know how much plating is left on the case.

>> No.45974360

Galaxy Gear running Tizen reporting. Got this thing for free so why the fuck not.

>> No.45975314

How much does this sort of service usually cost?

>> No.45975329

We get it OP, you have that watch

Is that the only fucking watch you have?

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>> No.45975367

Those gears are begging to be oiled. Nice watch porn, anon.

>> No.45975774

why do people wear automatics when we have quartz?

>> No.45976061

OP here, i saved this watch from /r/watches that's not mine

>> No.45976069

oh boy it's this post again

>> No.45977360

Depends on the watchmaker. Mine charges $150 for auto movements and $125 for handwinds.

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Gold capping is typically at least 10x thicker than even heavy gold plate so unless someone took a belt sander to it you should be fine.

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Got this for myself for christmas.

>> No.45978365

Don't you have some cartoonists to shoot?

>> No.45978384
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I like.

Also, mine

>> No.45978483

Blasphemy !!

>> No.45978533
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And not a single fuck was given that day

>> No.45978567

it hurts
it hurts to live

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Or that day either

>> No.45978597

Your tears are delicious.

They sustain me.

>> No.45978641
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Got the same one,grabbed the first picture of Google

>> No.45978643

I like it. I would have gone for the red, white, blue one but that's just me.

>> No.45978692

Anyone know of a good cheap watch that syncs with android phones that is also water proof?
I really need something that can set a timer over a bluetooth speaker and control radio programs.

>> No.45978874

Waiting on one of those in the mail. eBay seller doesn't seem to have sent it even though I paid for it three days ago though

>> No.45978913

what is this?

>> No.45978976

Its pretty nice,but I got called a hipster by three different friends in the first day of wearing it,so there's that

>> No.45979008

G Watch is currently <$120 on Amazon

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I'm loving it

>> No.45979092

Since when did hipsters wear casios? your friends sound like idiots

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they actually even use it in their marketing

why the fuck wouldn't retro hipsters wear rather retro Casios? nothing wrong with it tho

>> No.45979178

Yeah this is what I'm talking about
Makes me want to get rid of my tattoos and flanell shirt

>> No.45979274

Hey /g/ I found this watch recently and I was wondering if anybody here can tell me what exactly it is?
I had to replace the strap and there is a scratch in the glass though.

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Went full retard,forgot pic

>> No.45979338

hooooly shit
congratulations, nigga

>> No.45979451

I'm Yuropoor, I should probably get an F-91W now.

What other watches are halal?

>> No.45979461

Dayum son, a 50's IWC. Congratulations. There is a sub forum for vintage watches on the official IWC forums, you'd probably be able to get some more details on it if you ask over there.

>> No.45979497

So I googled Schaffenhausen and International Watch Company,and apparently this is one of these ultra expensive watches? o.O
What the fuck,I found it while cleaning out my grandpas attic after he passed away last year,my grandma told me I could have it.

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Anyone know what version of Omega Seamaster this is? I can't find the blue face/ leather strap combo.

>> No.45979516

that watch is worth over 10,000 shekels.

>> No.45979535

Cheers m8. How did you found it?
>You didn't rekt some nigger for it, did you anon?

>> No.45979549

Strap might not be stock omega strap

>> No.45979564
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I really want one of these.
Dat price tag though

>> No.45979571

It won't be that expensive m8, as it isn't a complicated movement, but it's still a great finding. :-)

>> No.45979582

Strap looks like a Hirsch Liberty.

>> No.45979586

the strap is aftermarket

>> No.45979594

Like I said here >>45979497 I got it from my grandma after I found it in my granddads attic
Fucking awesome.
I don't really care about the money anyway,it's a nice memento of my grandfather,no way I'd sell it

>> No.45979704

Coud ypu please post more pics? I'm the one who wrote the other post and I'm truly interested.

>> No.45979736

I don't have it with me right now,but I'm going home tomorrow.
I'll take more pics of it and post them,sorry that I can't provide any right now :(

>> No.45979774

>it's a nice memento of my grandfather,no way I'd sell it
That's a good choice. Oh and if that glass happens to be acrylic - as a lot of watches from that era are - you might want to pick up a little tube of Polywatch and give it a polish. You can get really good results with that stuff.

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So my gf got me this for my birthday /g/, wat do?

>> No.45979851

Find a new gf?

>> No.45979864

its not really the ugliest thing ever, so wear it? (at least sometimes)

its an uninteresting fashion watch but it could be a lot worse

>> No.45979872

what is that, I have to know.

>> No.45979873


only because your mom kisses you it doesnt mean shes your mom

>> No.45979900

normalfag detected.Normie pls go

>> No.45979901

dump her, that watch is disgusting

>> No.45979916

How fat are you

>> No.45979921

its some smart watch, maybe lg

should be easy to find by checking some websotres smart watch category

>> No.45979946

your gf has shit taste

>> No.45979982

LG G watch r

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>> No.45980037

Classic /g/ response

You are probably right...

I'm muscular (is this even possible on /g/?), I run ubuntu linux as my main OS and I'm a developer. How fucked is that?

Yea, well, I'm not you.

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Ill give you £50 shiny quiddies for that m8.

Im the biggest fan of IWC ever. Want this so badly.

>> No.45980113

This is the sort of watch that makes me want to go scour second hand stores

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What do you think of this combo? I quite like it. Think I'm gonna order an aviator band.

>> No.45980403

I love the watch and absolutely despise leather on it for reasons of diver.

>> No.45980434

>every other number just barely dodges the sundials and 6 is absent completely
>>>>>>yet there is a small part of cut 12 visible
muh autism

>> No.45980443

Same guy as the one you're responding to,I'm like 99 percent sure my mom has that one or one like it

>> No.45980447


Yeah, well I don't like the bracelt. The hollow end links are a thorn in my side, and it's almost impossible finding good bracelets for this model even though it's pretty popular.

Ideally, I'd like a similar bracelet with closely fitting end links. But that's probably never happening.

>> No.45980535

Consider the following.


>> No.45980537

NATO time baby

>> No.45980616

Get it?

Second hand.


Minute hand...


>> No.45980650

its not like many people actually dive with heir diver watches though

>> No.45980658


Thanks, It's the only decent option I've found. But it's a pity the curved end links for it are for a diameter 1mm too large. Probably won't fit snugly, and the gap otherwise isn't all that attractive.


I hate NATO, to be honest. Maybe I'd wear one if I went to south east Asia or something and didn't want to attract attention or sweat balls into my strap.

>> No.45980691

happy now?


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>> No.45980724

I'm starting to get the vibe that this dude is in fact an elaborate troll or comedian.

>What do you do for a living? I work in the waste management industry. I hope to go full time running the ArchieLuxury channel in the not too distant future.
Wasn't he supposed to be working in IT? Plus I thought he'd lost his job.

That and on plenty of his videos, he doesn't seem...totally serious.

>> No.45980784

Their gorgeous and I'm jealous. I'll suck your dick for the GMT. I've been told I have a pretty mouth.

>> No.45980795

Nice cat faggot

I'm sorry i'm just super jealous of your collection

>> No.45980808


He did IT for them, I think. Or maybe that was later after he lost that job (and then lost another job).

He's exactly what he appears to be though: a rude fuckhead of a cunt.

>> No.45980816


Did you notice how the picture of "his" collection has a unix time stamp?

>> No.45980863

what? where?

>> No.45980910


In the filename. Like every picture you save from 4chan.

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love this thing

>> No.45981018

what would you get if you had a budget of a little over $100?

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>> No.45981143

That looks nice. Price?

>> No.45981188

If it was going to be my only watch, something from Orient. Maybe a Bambino since I dig that aesthetic big time.

That or Mako if I was feeling more like a rugged watch.

Not sure if they can be had for "little over 100" however, might be closer to 150?

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Recycled one of my old quartz watches by throwing it on a mesh band I had sitting around. It's going to be my designated 'too risky to wear my more expensive watches' watch. It's ugly and utilitarian, but I kinda like it.

It's got a miyota in it, so it will pretty much refuse to die.

>> No.45981218


A ray is about 130 FreedomBucks

>> No.45981221

Says the guy with the display of watches on his grandmother's bed.

>> No.45981370

It's OK anon, don't worry. Hope you can post more pictures soon, or in the next thread, if this gets full.
BTW, if you decide to use you must take it first to a good and reputable watchmaker in order to have it serviced and prevent any possible damage due to all the time it has been without working

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It might be slightly /fa/ territory to say this, but I think the newer Bambinos are just real fucking pretty.

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New HMT and 2014 Kommandirskie

>> No.45982318

How is the HMT going? Does it keep good time?

>> No.45982369
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Updated collection shot. From left to right:
Seiko SCEB001, SPC079, Techne Sparrowhawk II, Zelos Chroma Cream, Melbourne Watch Co. Flinders

Steinhart OVM v1, Orient Disk, Lew & Heuy Cerberus, modded SKX007, Hexa K500

The SCEB001 and Chroma might be put up for sale, not really bonding with them.
I was unaware there was an Arabic variant of the Disk. I don't care for it myself, but good to see another Disk bro.

Mechanical? A Seiko 5, SKX007, or anything from Orient that can be acquired for around that price like the Mako, Bambino, Union, etc.

If you're okay with quartz, there are a ton of nicer quartz chronographs for around that price. The big date chrono in pic related cost about $130 and it's a real looker.

>> No.45983069

How do you like the steinhart? I am on the fence between one of their subs or just going with the squale, which has a nicer size case and lugs in my opinion.

I'm also hearing a lot of issues about their new in house modified movement having power reserve issues

>> No.45983275

I literally just got it today and am wearing it at work tonight. So far I really like it, its exactly what I expected. The lugs are quite flat so if you've got some skinny wrists you might not enjoy it too much. The crystal is fantastic, the bezel action is the best I've felt thus far, and it sits quite nicely on my flat wrist. The crown screws in smoother than anything else I've used as well and winding is smooth as well. I'm not sure about their in house movements, they're still using ETA 2824-2 movements for a large chunk of their line, the OVM line included. This one was from one of the last runs with the black dial, they've moved to a gray dial now for a more vintage look. The fit and finish of the case is great though and its really comfortable.

>> No.45984181

I really like the look of the ocean one vintage, but I am not sure how it is going to sit on my 7.6", really flat wrist, or how much I will like it without a date, I need a second job to finance my watch habit

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My wrist is about the same size as yours, if not a little bit bigger when expanded and it sits rather nicely. If the Ocean One Vintage has a flat lug design like the OVM I wouldn't be worried about it at all.

>> No.45984438

>22 THOUSAND dollars
my god

>> No.45984769

Man, that Flinders is nice. I feel like I should get one, given that I live in Melbourne and all.

The Lew & Huey is slick as well

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Alright, gentlemen, I have the opportunity to buy this speedmaster for $1,600. I don't REALLY have the excess income, but I could always flip it for more if I need to. Having a very hard time deciding. And ignore the terrible crystal, we've got another one ordered and we're just waiting for it. Also, sorry for the garbage picture.

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Reposting the picture, apparently it felt like being sideways.

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>> No.45985289

Even your cat knows they're fake.

>> No.45985448

>it's gotta fuckin hurt
glad to know about the parallels between watch buying and anal sex :^)

>> No.45985501

Who the fuck uses a dive watch for diving anymore? No one

>> No.45985544

Tackiness: the collection. Seiko's arnt great when you're buying one for every type of watch just because they are cheaper and rip their styling from real watches.

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>> No.45985626

>Seiko's arnt great when you're buying one for every type of watch just because they are cheaper and rip their styling from real watches.
Are you aware that seikos can go as high as $300,000?

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>> No.45985656

Oh, sorry.

>> No.45985661

You sold the cocktail time? sadness

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>> No.45985974


Das sexy, mang.

>> No.45986311

This guy's hilarious

>> No.45986313
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What is the advantage of an automatic other than not having batteries when a Disney frozen dollar watch is more accurate than a $1000 auto watch?

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>> No.45986444

it really inst anywhere close as accurate

>> No.45986512
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qt brand master race coming through

>> No.45986576

Why are these threads not in >>>/fa/? they're clearly only about fashion.

>> No.45986601

>being this new to /g/

Go away. We've been having these threads for years and they aren't going to stop any time soon. /fa/ already has their own watch threads.

>> No.45986764

You see any $300,000 watches in that anon's collection?

>> No.45986792
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So quartz watches have a piece of quartz which vibrates at 2^15 Hz. That vibration signal is divided by 2 15 times to reach the 1 Hz signal which drives the watch. Why not just divide fewer times and have the watch beat at 8 or 16 Hz or something to give it a smooth sweep like mechanical watches have? Why are smooth-sweeping quartz movements so rare and expensive?

I'll admit that I have only a rudimetary understanding of quartz watches, is there something I'm missing?

Pic unrelated to quartz but still fucking cool.

>> No.45986802

>Why are smooth-sweeping quartz movements so rare
uses battery like a motherfucker

>> No.45986811

As above, more ticks means the motor has to activate that many more times. A battery that lasts years soon becomes months.

>> No.45986849

>So quartz watches have a piece of quartz which vibrates at 2^15 Hz. That vibration signal is divided by 2 15 times to reach the 1 Hz signal which drives the watch.
Quartz watches sound rad when you put it like that.

>> No.45986874

1: disgusting
2: would be ok except for that huge fucking date
3: eh
4: looks like a $5 walmart watch
5: not too bad
6: divers with no date, no cyclops, no bullshit are my fetish, excellent choice
7: I honestly like the rainbow disc more than I should. If I ever wanted to blow $150 on a goofy fun watch that would be it. They should've moved the colors around to put red at 12 since the Orient logo is red.
8: nigga that orange chapter ring and those hour markers are disgusting
9: SNK007 brofist, I just got mine today and it's beautiful in person. Not sure how I feel about those hands, though. I do hope to mod mine up too, though.
10: That thing is ugly and it reminds me of Sinn watches which are also ugly. Why in the hell is the crown there? That doesn't seem very useful at all whether you're left or right handed.

>> No.45986903


Getting myself one in couple of months... they're gorgeous, but yours is the best I've seen.

>> No.45987027

>1. disgusting
strongly disagree here, vintage chrono designs are the best chrono designs. everything else I can understand although I really do like most of his watch collection, except for the Chroma.

>> No.45987062
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long as you're providing rates feel free to anally ravage me over my collection

>> No.45987203

Yeah why not I guess.

1: Not too bad, but I never liked that bezel a whole lot and I really really dislike cyclopses. Most classic-styled Rolexes are perfectly fine, but if I were to buy one my first choice would definitely be a black sub with no date.
2: I want to like that watch but I've never been a fan of how the calendar dials are laid out, the silver date thing is especially bad.
3: Now this I can fap to. I'm glad you even managed to not fuck up by getting the Thinomatic with the gross Arabic numerals.
4: Different color bezel would be better, and I sure hope those scratches are from actual wear and aren't faked. That hour hand shape is ridiculous, too. I still think it's ok, though.
5: Black dial on brown strap why.jpg. I've always liked that model of Seiko 5, though. I wish it didn't have that huge goddamn day/date window that looks dumb next to the nice thin little hour markers.
6: Yes
7: No

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>I sure hope those scratches are from actual wear and aren't faked
i got bored one night and poured some bleach on it and stabbed it with a screwdriver because I haven't modded anything in a long time and I was getting antsy
new insert is on the way, and new modding project is in the works
also, snowflake hands grow on you. I was a nonbeliever at first too.

>Black dial on brown strap why.jpg
blue dial on red strap on shit lighting.jpg

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tudor mod, before the damage I did to it.

>> No.45987265

>5: Black dial on brown strap why.jpg. I've always liked that model of Seiko 5, though. I wish it didn't have that huge goddamn day/date window that looks dumb next to the nice thin little hour markers.

not him, but I think that's the SNKL43 which has a blue dial not black, plus the strap looks more reddish then brown, I'd say burgundy.

oh, and by the rates of the watches you "approved" you have the taste of a faggot.

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quartz is pretty clever, I've been a fan since I saw a video explaining how it works a couple years ago when I bought my first watch

sometimes it feels like quartz gets some undeserving hate itt for the sake of being quartz and not based on the context of the watch it's in, damn shame too

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Oh ok I've seen you post that photo before. I'll revise my opinion: I actually like that a lot but it would still be better if the day/date window was smaller or completely removed. Where did you get that strap, is it high quality? I'm looking for a very nice leather strap to put on grandpa's old Constellation when it comes back from the shop.

Looked better before, it's super obvious that you faked those scratches.

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Yeah it's a real nice piece.
>Lew & Heuy
I've got another one coming, the red gray variant. Might sell the one I like the least or just keep both.

What is there to not like about Seiko watches? They're nice and quite well built for the price.

>fuckhuge date
Part of the reason I went for it and like it.
>Sinn a shit
I suppose I can understand. I initially thought that, but now I've decided I must own a U1. Part of the reason I've got that tank K500.

Cheers brah. Pledged for two Helgray Silverstone watches on KS. Gonna be nice to get them come summer.

>> No.45987737
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Posting cause I'm bored.
>>My dear Speedy

>> No.45987816

Buy it. Try to get the cost of the new crystal included in those 1600 though.

>> No.45987874

>There are people out there who buy a Speedmaster that isn't the original moonwatch.
How can you be so close, yet so far? It would at least be forgivable if you went for one of the version with the neato high-tech co-axial movement.

Speaking of which, why haven't they made a cosmetically identical version of the Speedy Professional with a co-axial movement? I've only seen the movement in 2-dial chrono versions.

>> No.45987880

Other than the seiko5, which watches are good in the $50 range?

>> No.45987894
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love it

>> No.45987898
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G-Shock and Longines Legend Diver.

>> No.45987908

I want a watch like this, but cheap as fuck for my poorfag needs. Like a $30 watch which looks exactly like this.

>> No.45987984
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Because I wanted to have the movement finished in the way only this version includes, due to having a crystal caseback. Having a movement properly finished (côtes de Gèneve, anglage, perlage, etc...) is for me way more important than having the exact iconic model.
>Pic related, a photo of my mov.

>> No.45988031

BTW, co-axial technology is great, but George Daniels invention wasn't ment to be placed on this kind if caliber so
>Speaking of which, why haven't they made a cosmetically identical version of the Speedy Professional with a co-axial movement? I've only seen the movement in 2-dial chrono versions.
I hope Omega resists the urge to use it on one eventually, but they probably will.

>> No.45988039
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In that case, what about the sapphire sandwich? Seems like it's the same as the original from the front but it has a clear caseback and the movement looks pretty well finished to me. Is yours a different or even more decorated movement than that?

>> No.45988092

I don't really know much about co-axial escapements, what is it meant for then? Every watch has an escapement no matter how much other bullshit or how many chrograph dials or whatever it has, so why wouldn't any watch benefit from it?

Or do you just mean that it's a cheaper/simpler movement that doesn't need a fancy ass escapement tacked onto it?

>> No.45988094

>Is yours a different or even more decorated movement than that?
Yes it does. Compare pictures and you'll notice a few differences between them like, for example, in yours the chronograph levers aren't anglaged, only vertical polished, etc...
That's manly why my version (the moonface watch) is charged by Omega for about 1k more expensive than any other current produced steel only Speedmaster.

>> No.45988124

I ment that George Daniel didn't want to change the movement inside a Speedy. HE liked that way and that's why he refused to developp another caliber gor Omega. A calendar, second time or moonphase module was ok with him, but a co-axial escapement implied a new caliber and he said "no" to that in an interview. Omega won't care eventually.

>> No.45988146

>what time is it?
>Who cares? Check-out the pretty gears!

>> No.45988201

>mfw both model tells the time the exact same way but I just wanted the better finished movement and the fact that you can't understand that makes you sound kinda retarded.
Also, properly finishing calibers provides longevity of the components and better timekeeping.
Please, read the Poiçon de Géneve manifest to understand why.

>> No.45988407

both are sexy as fuark imo

>> No.45988412

>Legend Diver
Great taste. I'd love to have one, but a Sinn U1 has precedence over one for now.

Different gent than the one you replied to, but that's pretty neat. Always wondered why they hadn't updated the Speedy Pro to a co-axial movement. Granted, it makes sense if the entire line uses nearly the same movement throughout the years, probably means lower costs to service and replace parts because they're widely known and there's an abundance of replacement parts and movements.

It's a shame that nobody else besides Omega got into designing co-axial based movements. A more efficient escapement seems to be a no brainer to me.

>> No.45988501
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god damn i want this so fucking bad

>> No.45988559

>It's a shame that nobody else besides Omega got into designing co-axial based movements. A more efficient escapement seems to be a no brainer to me.
That's not entirely true. George Daniels developped co-axial technology with Omega and therefore Omega holds the patent fo now. However, Omega is owned by Swatch Group and they have used the co-axial here and there, experimenting a bit. For example, Vincent Calabresse adapted the co-axial to a very small production of his Tourbillon-Carrusel movement made for Blancpain, also owned by Swatch Group.

Neither PP, Richemont Groupd or HTLVM will use it. For now at least.

>> No.45988954
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So, i got this watch from my grandfather today. I know it's Juri Gagarin who is in the picture and i find it really respectful. Any info about this watch? it says paketa and the numbers are kinda confusing.

>> No.45989132

Brah, looks like you've got yourself a pretty sweet 24 hour watch.

>> No.45989149

what is the absolute best watch i can get for 100 bucks or less

>> No.45989210

Best watch in thread. I'd wear it as a beater with a Bond NATO.

>> No.45989254
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My grandfathers longines from 1981, wish i knew more about it, pretty sure its gold plated. Sorry for potato photo

>> No.45989587

>caring about components and internals is fashion

>> No.45989602

look at guide
vostok, basically.

>> No.45989614
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>> No.45989681

Its a 24 hour dial. The brand is Raketa, one of the better soviet brands, made in Russia. Really nice watch. Looks like its from the early 80s

>> No.45990146
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>Accutron Spaceview

Fuck yeah, love mine.

>> No.45990185
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poorfag's picks

>tfw Mondaine crystal has a crack

>> No.45990519

>Accutron Spaceview
How much did you get yours for again?

eBay I presume?

>> No.45990542

What's that watch on the left?

>> No.45990569

Seagull 1963, 42mm "gold-colored" version.
It uses the ST19 movement, same as found on that alpha paul newman watch on the poorfag guide.

I've not had it for long, but so far very good. I did not find definite information on its water resistance though, waiting on an answer to an e-mail I sent to the guys I bought it from.

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poor nigger checking in

>> No.45990695
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So this was my grandfathers, just dug it outta my drawer. is this just cheap shit like I expect it to be?

>> No.45990752
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I picked this up really cheap. Could do with a bit of work.

>> No.45990767

Got an answer,
"All Seagull 1963 models are neither waterproof nor water-resistant. I would assume that walking in the rain is fine but would recommend removing the watch when taking a shower."

So I suppose I'll give a slight preference to my other watches if I know I'm going to be walking in heavy rain or snow, eh.
Some other websites list it as "30m/3 ATM", but I'll trust this.

>> No.45990873
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I also have this old tag that was my fathers

>> No.45990981

>Poorfag guide
>300 dollar watch
Jesus Christ.
Is it possible to get a simple analog watch with leather strap for around $30?

>> No.45991004

wear the TAG

>> No.45991005
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>not wearing a 10$ watch as a daily beater
Pic is not mine since camera a shit.

>> No.45991035
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i need to get a new battery for it and it keeps slipping my mind, at the moment im quite content with wearing my invicta

>> No.45991081

I have another old TAG somewhere with a leather strap and I can't seem to find it... it'll turn up sooner or later I hope haha

>> No.45991085

Timex weekender + aftermarket leather strap?

it'll cost you a bit more since the watch alone is about 30 but straps ain't too expensive

>> No.45991105

>Timex weekender
Yes thank you
I needed something like this

>> No.45991289
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Guys I'm back from yesterday

>> No.45991306

I really loved the look until I saw the "IIII" numeral.

>> No.45991329
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And backside,as you can see there isn't anything on there to identify the model,if somebody here could help me out I'd be really thankfull...

>> No.45991381

Did you look at the guide? The weekender is on there.
Also, the poorfag has branched out slightly beyond poorfag and has a midrange section as well.

>> No.45991391

This is the case on pretty much any watch with roman numerals.
Subtractive romans a shit, IIII is better than IV.

>> No.45991399

IIII instead of IV is the convention for clocks of all types with roman numerals.

>> No.45991408

all of this is such shit

I think you'd get a better watch just strolling into macys and grabbing the first thing some clerk shoves at you

>> No.45991416

Are you basing this off looks?

>> No.45991429

>trolling intensifies

>> No.45991440

off everything

>recommending quartz when non-digi or tool watch
>non sapphire
>timex j crew knockoff

oh dear lord shoot me

>> No.45991473
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is there anything this watch cant do?

>> No.45991484

Look good

>> No.45991491

>recommending quartz when non-digi or tool watch
If you want to lay out your issues with any of the quartz watches on there I can try to allay any of your concerns. Except for the hamilton ventura, that's not staying there and only got put there out of desparation.

>non sapphire
Sapphire at the affordable price segment is hard to find. Crystal material shouldn't be a deciding factor in a watch, either.

>timex j crew knockoff
it's a basic military dial design, that's like calling every pilot watch a laco copy.

>> No.45991502
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I love it.
My first non buget watch.

>> No.45991504
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>goes to a technology board

>uses grandpa and baby watches.

I thought you guys liked real technology.

>> No.45991512

>real technology
Sounds like some real arbitrary shit to me.

>> No.45991531
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>Complains about ''Baby'' watches
>Listens to the fucking soundtrack of Frozen

Holy shit,am I being rused?

>> No.45991575

Vintage IWC tends to not have much identifying information. Inside of the caseback has hallmarks (if any) and serial number. Lots of the movements don't have their calibres engraved anywhere on them either.

>> No.45991580


Watches that are capable of more than telling the time and maybe a date?

Yeah, listening to music and controlling it with my watch.

That's real technology instead of the 5 dollar casio you buy your toddler.

>> No.45991584

So I'd have to open it up?

>> No.45991592

I must be missing the part in the definition of technology that includes what you're talking about.

>> No.45991599

Nigger please,for the price of some of the watches in this thread you could buy 10 smart watches,but we don't and we won't.

>> No.45991607
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Seiko kinetic watch. It literately charges as i fap.

>> No.45991608

You could try. Just be careful and don't touch the movement or anything. Just slip a knife between the caseback and the case and pop it out, and take a picture of the inside caseback and the movement.

>> No.45991610


Please continue to tell me how using a commodore 64 is better than using a modern rig.

Most watches here are primitive shit on a board that is supposedly up on modern technology.

>> No.45991619

>Images depicting the technology of the past, present, and future are all welcome here.

>> No.45991626

my biggest problem with it is that recommendations were obviously lifted from WUS threads from 5 years ago and made a guide using that

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>> No.45991646

Jees that looks shitty. My camera apparently can't focus on distances less than 30 cm

>> No.45991662

They're not. I avoid watchuseek like the plague.

>> No.45991664

where did you get it?

>> No.45991673

to answer your question from /fa/ when they were being a bunch of unhelpful cunts, you can buy a tube of polywatch and polish all of the scratches out of the crystal.

>> No.45991690
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my first real watch
gud or not?

>> No.45991703

Slightly above average. Black coatings are no bueno though.

>> No.45991722

Thanks,I orderd some just now.
I don't even know what I expected in going to /fa/ they're the worst and least helpful community I've ever seen.

>> No.45991743

They can tell you what kinds of straps will look good on a watch and not much else. Anything relating to vintage watch restoration is a lot better off here because they'll always go 'lel throw it in the trashcan'

>> No.45991745

...you got them from reddit who got it from WUS didn't you?

>> No.45991757

Looks to about a 40's watch looking at some IWC comparisons

>> No.45991773

the only watch community I actively participate in outside of /g/ watch threads is RWI
do you want to actually attack the content of the guide or are you just going to perpetually insinuate that I consort with wus/reddit fags?

>> No.45991791

I'm attacking the outdated forum groupthinkiness selection of the guide, yes.

>> No.45991831

So are the watches bad or not?

There really aren't that many mention-worthy watches at the absolute cheapest price bracket so no wonder they're similar, while at 200-300 there are starting to be so many that a guide can't cover all.
That said if you're gonna get cheap-ass quartz you could just walk into any place that sells them and pick there.

Still, there are some oddities in the guide imo.

>komandirskie instead of the amphibian which is plenty better while not costing much more
>alpha paul newman instead of seagull 1963
>that hamilton ventura
>two steinhart rolex homages
>three Orient entries instead of putting "pretty much every cheap mechanical Orient" under one entry (they're all good, one can just pick the one that fits him the best as far as features and aesthetics go)

>> No.45991937

the guide is a perpetual WIP and you're free to make suggestions.
saying a watch is bad because a lot of people think it's good is some next-level hipster shit though.

the typeface of the schaffhausen bit definitely says 40's-50's. A movement shot would probably help determine age more concretely though.

I agree that the amphibia is significantly better but I was trying to maintain a general sense of style with footnoting watches that are essentially upgrades of others. I might change it, people have brought this up before.
>alpha paul newman instead of seagull 1963
it's a hard choice to make. newman is waterproof but has potential crown stripping issues, 1963 has chinky design which some people don't like but some people don't like the unoriginal design of the paul newman.
>that hamilton ventura
i was tired basically to the point of being retarded
>two steinhart rolex homages
i don't see the issue here. they each have unique pros and cons and it didn't seem right to try to conflate them into one.
>three orient entries
also have unique pros and cons.

>> No.45991976

Where can i buy this?

>> No.45991981

>not getting my point

a lot of these are fotm watches that other watch companies have one upped by now or made an improvement on. ffs I remember the orient mako first popping up in 2009 give or take a year

>> No.45992084

Post some. 5 years...really isn't that long a time for mechanical watches.

Like for example something that is objectively better than the Mako. AFAIK its quite unique in how decorated/well finished it is for its price. There are other divers with more features (hacking, hand winding, better lume) in the same price bracket, though.

>> No.45992162
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Hi m8. Thanks for the extra pictures. Truly interested anon here.

As I said momments ago, you should puy a grey strap on it, but also remember that the most important thing to do now is to have it serviced BEFORE you actually start using it, in order to prevent any possible damage.

Also, you can try with a paste intended to polish the glass, or you can have it changed for a new one for better looks. Just don't let anyone change the dial or hands, as it s prefered to keep the originals.

If you want more info about the model you need a watchmaker to open it so you can check all the marks on the caseback and caliber.

Finding a piece with family heritage is awesome. I'm happy for you m8. Let me share with you a pic of one of my watches. ;-)

>> No.45992369

Did your watch just change colors between pictures?

>> No.45992390

Sunburst dial. It's what they do.

>> No.45992503

Not actually suburst. The dial is made in several stages in order to show deepness and the anle the light hits determinates how much it goes thrugh the dial, hence the change of color

>> No.45992857

jewelry goes to /fa/ bro

>> No.45992986

In terms of technical achivement, this dial is one of the most difficult to make in the entire industry, a hit of artistry AND technology as well.

>> No.45993083

Is there an article or more information about it somewhere? I'd be interested in reading what work goes into it.

>> No.45993096
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Another of mine, btw. This one is way more technological in the usual sense.
>muh Zenith Stratos El Primero Striking 10th

>> No.45993257

There was a detail article about it in watchprosite but it got forgotten when they changend the page format.

For the momment, let me post a coupke of links that speaks a little about it. (Second is a video.)



>> No.45993331

I fucked up.

Here is second link:


>> No.45993581

>20,000 USD
wtf anon?? Holly shit.

>> No.45993621

That would be one painful shit.

>> No.45993686

About 350, I think, and yeah, ebay.

>> No.45993750

Well m8, I do my best.


>> No.45993777

Too bad they ruined it with an awful goddamn font, comic sans would be better. The Latin motto is cheesy too.

>> No.45993807

Wtf is the clutch on the dash?
What car is that ?

>> No.45993830

>Doesn't know the difference between a clutch and a gear selector

Sasuga /g/

>> No.45993858

>awful goddamn font
top pleb

>> No.45993868

>Not knowing that "font" is F.P. Journe logo and has been like that for almost 20 years.
>Being this bitchy abour things he doesn't understand
What a waste of trips
2/10 made me reply

>> No.45993939

>it's been used for almost 20 years
>must look good to everyone
top kek watchfags and their ultimate conservatism

>> No.45993958

It's still an ugly logo. And I was mostly referring to the font for the numbers which is even worse than the logo.

Or are those numbers ok because they're 30 years old?

>> No.45994031

The whole watch is designed around a classic aesthetic, it would be ridiculous to throw some minimalist font like helvetica on there.

>> No.45994060
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the back ist slightly transparent so you can see all the stuff in there. i love it

>> No.45994065

Then he does not like that "classic aesthetic". Big deal.

>> No.45994101

I wore one of these in blue for the longest time. Good taste, anon.

>> No.45994156
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Grandpa's Citizen automatic 21 jewels 1945

>> No.45994192
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>> No.45994240

we did it /g/

>> No.45994247
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Jihad reporting

>> No.45994250

>>Stay pleb /g/
But really, with this sort of pieces that act like a link between old school artistry and modern watchmaking there is a lot of aesthethic choices that must go for the classic style.

>> No.45994273

Rad. More pics please

>> No.45994312

you are collecting the ugliest rolex?

>> No.45994545

Anyone have opinions of victorinox watches?

>> No.45994547
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>> No.45994585
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Just realize i need to clean it a bit

>> No.45994592
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My Tissot is here.

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>> No.45994634


>> No.45994723

I'm not Casio guy, but I'm legit gonna buy this phone.

>> No.45994827

I'd consider one w/ 4G and tethering

it'd be ok to have one basic phone w/ good battery life for phone + a tablet for other things
tether the 4G to the tablet

>> No.45994902

They're tough

>> No.45995012

Get a Timex easy-reader watch, it was my first watch. They look great and are a great gateway watch

>> No.45995087

I want to get a vostok amphibia but im having trouble finding one to buy

>> No.45995110

Ebay, zenitar and shmek-1 (at least them) are trustworthy dealers of new vostoks.

>> No.45995202

Chistopolcity.com is also good if you're having trouble finding a particular model on ebay

>> No.45995250

why the fuck do you people like these things? I went through 2 of them, both had their displays fuck up after a while and one or more of the buttons fucking fell out. Stupid terrorists, I swear

>> No.45995302
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>> No.45995344

Maybe you got the fake version? Those break really easily. The real one is sturdy as knobs.
Forgot the ayy

>> No.45995453

99% sure they weren't fake. That aside, still not seeing the appeal of them. I did many years ago but not now.

>> No.45995484

so what model is that watch anyway?

>> No.45995959

Shit, last week I checked a Komandirski was 40$ and now it's 42$.
>tfw hesitated and the Russians adjusted the price

>> No.45996002

>yfw they cost 20 bucks and a shot of vodka locally

>> No.45996075


The HMT keeps surprisingly great time, only misses a few seconds a day. I can't really find anything to fault the movement on.

>> No.45996090

With current Rubel rates, sure they do.

>> No.45996102
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>nonbudget watch
>digital analog
>youve spent good money on this

I threw up in my mouth a little

>> No.45996183
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Not nearly enough NATO in this thread

>> No.45996489
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The German Mechanical I bought at /g/'s recommendation is here.

How do I get it to keep time correctly

>> No.45996504

take it to a watchmaker if you're not one yourself

>> No.45996509
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Not nearly enough Lew & Huey in this thread either.

Bring it into a watchmaker to service the movement and regulate it if need be.

>> No.45996531

Any general idea what that'll run me? Can I polish the thing? I'm a newfag when it comes to watches.

>> No.45996555


Have it serviced
You might be able to adjust the regulator but it's tricky.

Don't try and take it apart and clean yourself unless you're completely okay with ruining it. You will need real precision drivers, a sonic cleaner and kimwipes and watch oil for cleaning.

>> No.45996621

I'll get that done, thanks for the info.

I hesitate to ask, but, I need to. I'm assuming this needs wound regularly. How exactly do I do that.

>> No.45996633

you turn the crown/knob at the side

don't do that now, only after its been serviced

>> No.45996690

It's already running broski

>> No.45996730

Did I fuck it up?

>> No.45996810


not really, but vintage watches that are in dubious condition should be serviced before use

if that watch has any worth anyway

>> No.45996879

I could really get behind this if not for the cartoon dog logo and microsoft word font

>> No.45996911

what's the best watch you can get on a $150 budget?

>> No.45996948

what do you want?
good-looking mechanical -> Orient Bambino, Mako, etc
Rugged utility watch with tons of functions -> some Casio G-Shock

>> No.45996949


>> No.45996963

Up your price point by 30 dollars and get the rodina st2130.

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