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/wt/ watch thread:

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

Required viewing for newbies:

Previous thread:

>> No.53597495
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>> No.53597618

>not framed
And is that a bible?

Where is the gun?

>> No.53597619
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>> No.53597729

Looks more like a notepad/calendar book to me.

>> No.53597835
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>> No.53597994

>52mm defacto lug to lug

>> No.53598068

The lug to lug is 48mm, what are you talking about?

>> No.53598069

What's the first?

>> No.53598093

Solid endlinks flaring out.
While it's 48mm the lugs are so beefy it wears bigger and looks silly on <6.8ish" wrists.

>> No.53598097

The 36mm version?

>> No.53598118

Just get a 116000 :^)

>> No.53598139

The endlinks are curved though, wouldn't really make it seem that large. It being 39mm in diameter and 48mm lug to lug are more important.

>> No.53598176

>crown on 12 instead of the triangle

>> No.53598264

Give me a design that doesn't have/ over 50 useless characters shitting up the dial for statusfags and we'll talk

>> No.53598556


It is a leatherbound pocket constitution.

>> No.53598702
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I want a watch. I need a new watch.
For 500$ what should I go with?
ETA 2824-2 or 6R15?

>> No.53598733
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>> No.53598795


Honestly, and I'm normally an incorrigible Seiko shill, but I would probably take an ETA 2824-2 over a 6r15c at that price point if I could find it cased in a watch I actually liked.

Problem is any decent ETA 2824-2 powered watches I've seen are well above that price point.

>> No.53598938

It's basically Steinhart vs SARB/SARX series for me

>> No.53598991


I would SARB then, but I'm not into homages and particularly not oversized homages, and most particularly not submariner homages.

Just not to my taste, but from what I've seen and read the quality seems fine for the price.

>> No.53599294
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The first explorer was perfection.
The new one looks uninspired and increasing the numerals and adding that chinky bling border just ruins all the aesthetic and proportions of the dial.
>flat glass
>fatter case
>rolexrolexrolex border

Yeah, modern rolex is purest dogshit, thus people with taste pay crazy prices for vintage, i can understand them.

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That's why it's 2nd and not first. First is pic related.

>> No.53599379

Best watch for around 250?

>> No.53599422
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You clever son of a bitch, stay classy.

Any seiko, orient or quartz watch you like, you dumb shit. Now get out.

>> No.53599434

You could get a really nice vintage accutron.

>> No.53599462
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>> No.53599464

He is obviously on a restricted budget so if he buys one he won't be able to service it and will have a really nice vintage paper weight.

>> No.53599469
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Do you guys accept digital watches as well? Or do I have to have analog to be accepted?

>> No.53599488

g shocks are cool

>> No.53599491

Sure, show off your Zeitwerk

>> No.53599504

I never serviced mine, and it runs well. You have to make sure you get one in good condition, so there is some luck involved.

>> No.53599524

This is a curious point. I really like how cool some mechanicals are, especially ones where you can see the insides and how cool the engineering is. Analog gears moving tend to bother the shit out of me though with the noise.

I also prefer the functionality of a Pebble over a simple analog watch.

Doesn't mean mechanicals aren't super interesting though.

>> No.53599527
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I really like it. And I am too used to it to change, unless it dies on me.

>> No.53599564
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picked up this little beauty for $950

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>> No.53599767
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What are some great mass produced chronograph movements besides the Lemania 5100 and Zenith El Primero?

>> No.53599842

who cares about how precise movements are? Watches are purely for aesthetics.

>> No.53599856

>Watches are purely for aesthetics.

>> No.53599869


>> No.53599870

I like functionality. Must be getting old.

>> No.53599919
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Hello friends

>> No.53599927


>Paying over $80 for something that doesnt do half the shit my smartwatch does
>not about aesthetics


>> No.53599971

If I would be smart man, I would just ignore your post. But I am not.
How's that battery life, buddy? How many years?

>> No.53599976

Technology is not only about functionality. Mechanical watches are technology for the sake of technology at this point. The appeal of a mechanical watch is in the movement, and having an autonomous machine on your wrist. For people on /g/, aesthetics are usually second.

>> No.53599984

Nice power reserve.

If you genuinely don't see any other points to mechanical watches, objectively good / useful or not, you genuinely belong in the /fa/ thread.

>> No.53600030

Should I cop a Seiko 6139-7101 helmet for 230 from WUS? How much would a service to the movement cost?

>> No.53600089


>not about aesthetics
>not about functionality
>my battery lasts longer than yours

Wow. I would happily pay $80 for something I need to charge once a week than pay $5000 for something that says "rolex"

>> No.53600152


A watch tells the bloody time, stop pretending there is more to a watch than this.

>> No.53600166

>Wow. I would happily pay $80 for something I need to charge once a week than pay $5000 for something that says "rolex"
Nigger, I understand that you like your fucking smartwatch. Too fucking bad it has OS on it. Too fucking bad it needs more energy than mine. It is not for me. I am happy with my Highgear AXIO Max. Fuck you and your smart watch for 80USD. And while we are at it - what kind of a fucking smart watch cost 80USD?
Also, at least don't lie about the battery life please. We are all grown ups here.

>> No.53600178

>What are complications?
Lurk more.

>> No.53600188
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hello friends i am here

>> No.53600240
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Hi friend

>> No.53600316
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how are you

>> No.53600371
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Going to bed

>> No.53600405

good night then bb

>> No.53600427

whats your fav day-date

>> No.53600429
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truly the best

>> No.53600450
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1016 is GOAT

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Besides what the previous poster said, there's to it than pure functionality. For some.


>> No.53600586
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Besides what the previous poster said, there's more to it than pure functionality. For some.


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>> No.53600743
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Check this shit out boys.

Macro shots of the new 6 mirron yen GS.


Fucking stunning.

>> No.53600933


still has an analog second hand.

>> No.53600947
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still a digital watch

>> No.53600955


a smartwatch could land me in jail. my Rolex won't.

the joys of working in national defense and having to deal with secure spaces.

>> No.53600974


eh... sure.

wish i had one.

>> No.53600990

>skx on nato
post unexpected WIS

>> No.53601028

Is that the oyster sequence that I just loaded up?

>> No.53601041

Anyone on the service of vintage seikos?

>> No.53601053

think it's a zulu

>> No.53601625

looks dirty

>> No.53601900
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Watch bloggers have lately finally figured out what a macro lens is, but they have yet to figure out what a microfiber cloth is. Every goddamn high res watch shot on those blogs is always full of dust and lint and smudges and shit, I guess I'm the only one autistic enough to notice. I know it's incredibly tedious to actually fix up macro product shots completely perfectly and I usually halfass it too, but I'm also not running a professional looking shilling website that gets thousands of views.

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>dust removal tool in Lightroom

>> No.53601992

Needs to be in focus there too, bud.

>> No.53602092

Not possible when looking at 100%.

>> No.53602117

Is the Steinhart Racetimer too much a blatant copy?

>> No.53602386
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Not so much a blatant copy as is it a shitty copy that missed the mark. While the Tudor has a really unique and sporty look (sort of this preppy retro that reminds be of 70s tennis and very short basketball shorts), it is also pretty clean and legible, partly because it uses a rotating bezel to work as an hour indicator for the chronograph, making it only a 2 subdial chrono but has chrono seconds, minutes and hours.

Meanwhile the steinhart made it look much more gadgety and busy. They took the design of a 3k Tudor, changed a bunch of things, and made what looks to be a 350 dollar watch and then they charge 1k for it.

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>> No.53602731
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I prefer the all green dial paratrooper.

>> No.53602845

It looks like shit.

>> No.53602905
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Thinking of getting this watch.

>> No.53603173


>> No.53603626


>> No.53603684


Can you look at this catalog? Which brands are legit, and which are "mall watches"?

>> No.53603728

What's the point of driving a Ferrari when you can drive a city car?
What's the point of paintings in the age of photography?
Fuck off, retard.

>> No.53604277

That pic actually made me hard senpai

>> No.53604537


Servicing vintage chronographs typically runs $250+ USD, the bigger issue is to investigate that specific movement and understand if it has any known weaknesses, what they are, and how expensive to fix.

Plus how easy and expensive it will be to source donor movements for parts.

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My "Deluxe" RAF style strap (no flap) arrived today from Timefactors, pretty comfy and feels nice, like seatbelt material.

Link: http://www.timefactors.com/natostraps.htm

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There's a reason they are recommended.

Now it's time to consider what kind of slav watch do i want next.

>> No.53604932

I just woke up from a dream where i had a reverso and some special edition speedmaster.
I'm literally dreaming about watches. Send help

>> No.53604974

Looking at the different movement types: when a high grade mechanical watch can lose precision +/- 2 seconds a seconds a day, but quartz is +/- 10 seconds per year, am I crazy to want a quartz? Is mechanical just some pissing contest?

>> No.53604985

I like the color combination, but why are you wearing it on your hand instead of your wrist?

>> No.53604990
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Good afternoon wt

It needs a new strap i know

>> No.53605001

Get a Rolex, poorfags.

>> No.53605006
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>Want black SARB
>See pictures like this
>Now want white SARB
>Then I sway back again
Fuck which one do I buy?

>> No.53605039
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More or less. It's up to your personal preference, a lot of mechanical enthusiasts do so because of the novelty of an entirely gear-and-spring device.

I personally wear an autoquartz (pic related): accuracy of a quartz movement combined with the convenience of a battery free system.

There's a definite appeal to mechanicals, especially given the proliferation of smartphones, so you'll always have an accurate clock on hand.

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>> No.53605108

Because my large wristbone makes it look a little funny, but i kept the perlon a little loose as well since it's still not completely soft.

Depends on your collection.

If you have mostly dark dialed watches, or just just prefer light dialed watches then get the 035, otherwise get the 033.

The marvels of the cogs and wheels mostly.

Though If you're buying a watch only for accuracy, then a simple digital Casio usually would suffice in most cases.

It might have to do with lens distortion, but it looks 2big4u.

>> No.53605129

How many times a week?

10s/y is high end quartz. But yeah. Mechanicals aren't about accuracy (besides those that are about the highest possible accuracy within mechanicals), they're about being damn neat. A tiny machine made mainly out of gears with like 99.99997% accuracy in displaying time you wear on your wrist feels different to something electronic. Not all technology is electronic. Muh vintage cars vs Tesla.

60 second monopusher chronograph?

>> No.53605132
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I feel like the cream dial looks a bit too much like my alpha.

>> No.53605135

>Is mechanical just some pissing contest?
This is a stupid question

>> No.53605155

Don't you already have like a dozen low end watches?

>> No.53605174

Are you the guy with one Vostok and a bunch of chink watches by any chance?

>> No.53605198
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Well I have the alpha, a marina militare (I literally only bought this for the movement), an amphibia and a timex chrono for rugged situations.
The rest is dogshit I got for less than 20 bucks total so they don't count.
I'm thinking of getting the SARB as a gift to myself if I get into grad school, and that'll round off my poorfag collection until I can afford a used reverso or speedy.

>> No.53605202
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this is what it looked like on my 7" wrist

>> No.53605219
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Best Rolex right there
I guess yeah

>> No.53605252

should post wrist shots - seiko takes horrible official photos of their watches for some reason, and that one looks great on the wrist

>> No.53605254
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Could really use some AR coating

>> No.53605260
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>> No.53605280

It looks nice but theres no way you can oull off a dial like that with any outfit/strap combo. Also the the regular SARBs are a much better size.

>> No.53605292

It ain't the best Rolex, the 34mm explorer is the best.

I'd recommend a 035 more.

This has been shilled so much in the past, but it has it's own brand of issues. Along with what >>53605280 said.

>> No.53605311

Here's a little help: It's not white, it's an ugly cream (this is more visible in some photos than in others). I usually prefer white over black but in this case black is way nicer than the cream imo.

>> No.53605352

Cream > white
They're both gorgeous. Hence why I'm having so much trouble deciding.

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>> No.53605404

What's the go to store I can order from in europe? My top priority is reliability because Im about to drop 1000eur on a watch and it would really suck if something went wrong at one point. Also it has to have a decent range of products to choose from.

>> No.53605431

Any authorized dealer IRL or european seller with good ranking on Chrono24 (probably like 30% cheaper than AD even with discounted list price)

>> No.53605442

Beautiful. My only issue with the the cream version is the date wheel being white.

>> No.53605446

>Also it has to have a decent range of products to choose from.
Pick your watch, then maybe we can help with a store.

>> No.53605464

How do I go about finding a good ladies' watch in the sub $1000 range?

>> No.53605480

Uh i saw chrono24 but I didnt think it was actually reputable/known. Thanks
Actually I like filtering out the watches by availability, then price, then looks, then I would come here for advice. I like nearly every watch posted in this thread.

>> No.53605499
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Lot's of options.

Seiko has a lot of current and vintage models.

The Orient Star line has a few really lovely looking ladies models.

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When it comes to precision, you're right. Now there are other factors.

Mostly, the key aspect is that the highest quality, best looking watches you can get are mostly mechanicals. Because a mechanical movement is more expensive than quartz, it makes sense to raise the quality bar as opposed to quartz. Plus mechafags are also the biggest buyers of expensive watches, and they want nothing else than mechanicals. Normies rarely put over $500 in a watch anyway, so there's no reason to make high quality, good looking quartz, and as such the selection is really small.

Now there's a good deal of irony, those people they generally claim to appreciate watchmaking and technology, but remain hermetic to quartz technology, they claim they appreciate quality and make fun of /fa/ggots buying fashion watches whose only purpose is to look good, but then buy watches with less accurate, less reliable movements despite being way more expensive, and whose only purpose in the end is to look good. As long as it doesn't have a battery.

Then there's the roleplaying surrounding watches: watchfags generally like a certain watch because their role model had one, or because it helps them identify to a moment in history or category of people which they don't belong to, and most of those watches happen to be mechanicals. They wear those watches because of what it says about them, even though most people actually don't get it. It's basically an elaborate form of cosplaying.

Now there are other reasons, but these are the main ones you'll run into, whether here or elsewhere.

>> No.53605627

Has she ever talked about watches with you? If it's a gift you just buy them whatever you think they want

>> No.53605652

>they claim they appreciate quality and make fun of /fa/ggots buying fashion watches whose only purpose is to look good, but then buy watches with less accurate, less reliable movements despite being way more expensive

We shit on /fa/ggots for paying 100$+ for stuff like MVMT and Daniel wellingtons, which are cheap 5~10$ chink watches that were marked up in price to allure people who don't know better to buy them. Let's not forget they come with questionable QC, crap quality and the cheapest quartz movements possible. (Which sometimes have worse accuracy then mechs, but that might need more a bit more digging into it)

And also the regular gaudy shit looking Fossil/Swatch/Etc that's literal bait tier.

>> No.53605721

Yep, utterly useless but it looks really cool

>> No.53605768
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t. Patek

>> No.53605785
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Opinions on Frederique Constant?

>> No.53605797

nope - just a gift.. all i know is she wouldnt want anything chunky since she's got small wrists (~5.375")

>> No.53605815

i dont know much about them with regard to quality control / movements / finishing, but it does seem that they are striving to make complicated watches at affordable prices

>> No.53605817

You've not talked to her about watches but know her wrist size to the 1/8th inch? You been buying bracelets for her or something?

>> No.53605821
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It's actually sort of usefull for doctors/nurses, to check someone's heart rate I think.
Which reminds me, i want a doctors chrono.

>> No.53605837

I have a motorcycle and was getting her measurements for gear to ride with me, and sneaked in wrist size :^)

>> No.53605850



Archie doesn't like them.

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>> No.53605864

28mm or (significantly) smaller then.
If you want to give her a mechanical, vintage Zenith is very nicely priced and still serviced by Zenith.
Mint / NOS quartz Credors regularly go for around $4-800.

>> No.53605887

That's cool. I had never seen that before. What is it?

>> No.53606101

Where can I buy this one?
Every site with that watch says out of stock.

>> No.53606522
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You have the vertical egg, neat. I have the horizontal egg.

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>> No.53607014

Why do you guys hate TAG Heuer?

>> No.53607056

Omega chronostop, im thinking of putting it on millanaise

>> No.53607164

Mostly because some australian autist told them so.
But they're actually shit in terms of price-quality

>> No.53607209
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Aliexpress, at least a few months ago.
Was like $16 but it's really not that great. Look up the youtube review.

Because they're grossly oversized, overpriced watches with no worth besides what marketing implies. Ed hardy tier gaudy designs that pretend to be luxury while delivering average quality at best. Heuer was great though.

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>> No.53607217
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Replacing cracked flat mineral for domed acrylic, opinions?

>> No.53607317

I got around 3k to spend on a watch.

Used speedy or tudor black bay?

I already have a shitty edox for a dress watch so I need something more 'sporty: I guess.

Any other suggestions? Also, my wrist is 7 inch.

>> No.53607343

>Used speedy or tudor black bay?
Which do you want more

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>> No.53607456

I personally like the Black Bay more. Am actually saving for one now. But it honestly comes down to which one you like more.

>> No.53607486
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Seiko is blueballing me. They make a nice design but then they ruin it. The watch world seems to hates me.

>> No.53607527


is that a functional bezel?

>> No.53607704

No, it's not.
It's like saying that any watch with a date window is a digital watch.

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dude I just want the SBCA001 but it's discontinued ;_;

>> No.53607946

No, it's is me literally saying that digital hours and minutes makes it digital.

>> No.53608409
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Guys, I'm looking for recommendations for a new watch. I want something interesting and unusual looking, the kind that seems to come from another era or world.

Right now I'm considering the following:
- Accutron Spaceview
- Green dial Seiko Alpinist SARB017
- Vostok Amphibia/Komandirskie, possibly vintage model

Any additional suggestion?

>> No.53608466

god those are both so ugly

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>> No.53608475

microbrands using 9015

>> No.53608559

>$99 bands
>"muh superior attachement"

>> No.53608592

now that's what i call innovation

>> No.53608640

I have a komandirskie, I want an alpinist too, tried not wanting one because of how impractical it ls but there is just something about it.
I am really happy with my dirskie, I have another one and an amphibia on the way, it's too good to not get for 30 bucks.

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You could consider some vintage Seikos if you want something literally from another era.

>> No.53609197

Numeric display != digital

>> No.53609273

Digital display = digital

>> No.53609346
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Either vintage Seiko as >>53608993 suggested, some vintage pre-70's Swiss watch, or a mechanical chronograph, something along the lines of the a Poljot 3133.

Though same question here, should i bite the bullet and hold myself for a Neptune or should i try to get a proper 3133?

>> No.53609351

That is quite literally what digital means in the case of watches. Display using numerical digits instead of analog hands.

>> No.53609387

>I was pretending to be retarded

>> No.53610042

With those upside down numbers, what do you think?
That design is terrible by the way.

>> No.53610127

It's functional in the way any printed numbers are functional. But it isn't a divers bezel

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>> No.53610207

>any printed numbers are functional.
Not if they're not in the right place.

>> No.53610443

Killing yourself?

>> No.53610693

Yes. And the Zeitwerk doesn't have digital display.
It has a numeric display.

Quite literally, no. Display using electronics able to store and process data is what defines digital watches.
Otherwise, please find me a source that the Zeitwerk is a digital watch.

>> No.53610706

What does a gorilla need a smartwatch for?

>> No.53610719


You cant show off watches here. Gotta get that 100 dollar seiko like a 15 year old on their parents allowance.

>> No.53610737

First definition:


Being electronic is not necessary.

>> No.53610862

Guess I concur. Though I don't agree on that definition being true for all instances. Only for watches. I find this is a better definition, although I can see they have a specific definition for clocks/watches:


>> No.53610986
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Whats a good black dressy leather strap that would fit on this guy?
Is it possible to get a good one for like 30 bucks or less? Deployant clasp a plus but not required

>> No.53611089

>people getting along and agreeing
stop it faggots

>> No.53611097

Too many options, since almost every decent company makes a simple black leather strap.

Morellato,Hadley Roma, Diloy, Spiedel and so many many more.

>> No.53611184

You're a fucking moron lmao

>> No.53611210

What kind of fucking per second measurement you have to do with a wristwatch, quartz or mechanical? Fuck off.

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>It has a numeric display.
You're making this up on the spot because you don't know what "digit" in digital refers to.

>I find this is a better definition
That first definition refers to a signal. Like a digital signal, it does not refer to a display using digits or not using digits.

>> No.53611227

Digital as in digits which are numbers. Digital electronics are called that because they operate on two numbers, 0 and 1 instead of fuzzy values like analog electronics. A digital watch shows numbers instead of a clock face, it doesn't matter if it's electronic or not.

>> No.53611229

Hows this?

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Tfw waiting for my new Vostok in the mail

>> No.53611275


Sure, the standard oil tanned Hadley Roma's are wonderful for the price.

I've worn the brown version of one of these straps for about a year non stop on what was at the time my only watch and it's done it's fair share.

>> No.53611314

>You're making this up on the spot because you don't know what "digit" in digital refers to.
Quite literally took it from ALS' own website.
Literally 'numeric display' in German.


I already agreed with you, why do you keep on going?
I didn't know that the 'digital' in digital watches were referring to the display not the movement? And now I know, better.

>> No.53611318

Perfect thanks. Interview season is coming up so I just need a dressy watch + strap combo. The Alpha is my dressiest watch apperently.

>> No.53611336

Yees. That's better. Keep on discussing something you already agreed upon. This is the 4chan I know.

>> No.53611365

That's what you get for buying mainly chinkshit.

But you know what's the next step in the poorfag train don't ya?

>> No.53611380
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>I didn't know that the 'digital' in digital watches were referring to the display
see this post >>53609273

>Quite literally took it from ALS' own website.
Pic related. All you have to do is 'literally' read their own website.

>> No.53611403

I find dressy watches boring. I'd much rather have a watch like the alpha that can be dressed up and down.
Also I bought a column wheel chrono for less than 200 bucks. Thats pretty damn good.
What do you mean by next step?

>> No.53611416

What's the best and fastest way to learn how to repair and service a watch? Is there a go to manual? I'm Italian but I can use an English manual if it's worth it.

>> No.53611464

7750 ETA

>> No.53611478
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Depends on where you want to go with your collection.

Usually it's either a SARB meme, Ray meme, Shtrumanskie or export 3133, or Penisquartz meme.

Plus what i'm trying to promote, vintage Swiss or Jap watches.

>> No.53611494

And >>53609273 is not correct.
This is not a correct general definition. Digital does not only refer to displays.

>Pic related. All you have to do is 'literally' read their own website.
And I did. Literally. In German. Where it doesn't say digital, but numerical. Which is why I said "numerical" in my posts. I didn't "make it up".

Why are you so obnoxious? I already admitted my mistake.
I'm not going to bother responding to you anymore.
Have a nice day.

>> No.53611523

Its probably gonna be a sarb. After that ill be shooting for either a speedy or a reverso.

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>> No.53611538

>And >>53609273 is not correct.
>This is not a correct general definition. Digital does not only refer to displays.
The context of the conversation was watches, you pinhead.

>> No.53611571

see >>53610862
>I can see they have a specific definition for clocks/watches
Which is why I already admitted my mistake. Jesus.

>> No.53611600

ITT: German doesn't understand English, and proceeds to argue with people that they're wrong and don't know what a digit watch is

>> No.53611653

Fair enough.

But don't only go for the mahm on da fackin moon variant of the speedy. Keep in mind that some of the various versions are pretty nifty, and can be a lil cheaper.

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Digital has the same meaning in German though

>> No.53611676
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Can I add some fuel to the fire?

>> No.53611683

ITT: People keep discussing a subject on which both parties now agree. And an obnoxious tripfag.

>> No.53611686

ITT: People who keeps shitting on a guy who already admitted his mistake

>> No.53611757
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>waiting until you reach the bottom of a thread to reply

>> No.53611761

Then why are you so confused about what digital means. And why when you see someone post something you think is wrong you spread misinformation instead of doing any sort of checking?

>> No.53611791

>Bottom of a thread
There's still 100 replies to go, anon.
And I don't understand your.. Is it an insult? I'm not sure.

>> No.53611805

I'm not the guy, I didn't even read most of your autistic conversation. Just a random swissfag stopping by.

>> No.53611814

the bottom of the thread is wherever the latest post is, dumbass.. are you the guy that thought a digital watch wasnt digital too?

>> No.53611823

why isn't she moving
is she dead
anyway. what watch?

>> No.53611857

Why are you calling me a dumbass?
Did I insult you in any way?
No I'm not that guy, but can you please explain your insult before to me? I don't quite understand it - What's bad about reading the whole conversation before replying?

>> No.53611868

My pick of the current speedmaster lineup would probably be the FOIS.

>> No.53611885

fag fag gay bitch cunt nigger

>> No.53611892

it's not an insult toward you.. it's satirical commentary on two people wasting time calling out others for not reading the whole thread before replying and thus continuing the stupid conversation

>> No.53611901

I see. All this swiss and German shitposting is really fucking this thread

>> No.53611918

funny to see you people debating over something everyone already agreed with

>> No.53611925

Why is /g/ such an aggressive and hostile board?
I'm a newfag to /g/, but an old regular on /a/, but everybody is much nicer on /a/.

>> No.53611939

i like naruto

>> No.53611941

maybe if you weren't such a bitch people would treat you better

>> No.53611945
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Good day to you

>> No.53611956
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Yeah, unless you want any sort of source, or dare to ask a question in the buyfag thread.

>> No.53611964

Does your second hand not have lume?

>> No.53611994

Fuck hamilton haters I love that watch. I want one so bad as well as the khaki king

>> No.53611995
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>First Omega in Space

kek, my sides are in prep to launch into orbit.

Did they really re-release such a model?

I'd rather get fucking pic related and go "HEY KEKMEGA FUCKERS, GUESS WHAT KIND OF WATCH WAS FIRST IN SPACE?E"

As usual.

/wt/ is also usually a lilmore aggressive then any regular on /g/.

>> No.53612016

I don't think people are bad in buyfag threads. Not my experience at least. They mostly refer new people to the OP since there's a guide and such. Nothing wrong with that.
There's more than 1 board dedicated to requests, and they are also being removed by mods. They are not allowed on /a/.

Nice people treat me nice because I'm not offensive or hostile. Offensive and hostile people treat all people like shit. Like you.
Stop it, anon. You can still change.

Glad to hear it. Not my cup of tea, though.

>> No.53612028

Sure, it's us ruining the thread.
Btw you forgot your trip, friend.

>> No.53612031
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How are you doing brother?

>> No.53612059

>Did they really re-release such a model?
Yeah. The name is dumb and all, and I don't like the whole "moonwatch" thing (they literally use fucking "moonwatch" as a word in all their stuff, wtf).
But the actual FOIS model is pretty nice.

>> No.53612073

Come on, you're telling me you can't answer that?

>> No.53612076

>I don't think people are bad in buyfag threads
Delusional. Just as bad as here if not worse.

>> No.53612077

>All these people from nations with actual watchmakers are ruining the watch threads
>>>/k/ is that way, america.

>> No.53612091

It's neither easy nor fast to learn how to repair or service watches.

>> No.53612108

Hi, fellow /a/non.

>> No.53612113

Might take less than a month.

>> No.53612119

See what I'm talking about? I didn't offend you in any way, and immediately you deem me delusional. And why did you keep shitting on a guy who kept admitting his mistake? You're part of the problem, NineBall. Given, he was maybe not the brightest, but at least he owned up to his mistake.
Can you not speak to me, or other anons, without saying anything negative about them?
You should be nicer to people.

>Just as bad as here if not worse.
Well, that's not my experience so far.

>> No.53612140

Hey, /a/non.

>> No.53612158

I'm not delusional about it looking good (since it kinda does), but the light marketing ploy behind it is kek worthy.

>> No.53612181

I said fastest, not fast.
What watch you wanna get next?

>> No.53612192

How much? Orient has a few watches that look like that and cost around 120 or so

>> No.53612224

>What watch you wanna get next?
Don't really know. I don't a very big budget, at the moment.
I would like to save up and get a Sinn or the like, just not possible in my current situation.
How about you?

>> No.53612228

How does that work? Is it telematic?

>> No.53612238

i like that decoration on the date wheel

>> No.53612279
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At work until 9 but 3 days off then so can't complain.
I want another watch.

>> No.53612302
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I don't have a budget. If I get a job I'll get a an skx007 and a sarb, I wish I could get this one. Then I want a vintage Omega/Zenith from the 40's-60's, maybe with a nice gold case.

>> No.53612325

Is it hard to make amphibian look like this? Stock one looks really ugly.

>> No.53612332

That model in the pic looks liky any chinese, classic themed ebay watch with an open heart.

Raping a dial with a hole, to show some gears is the watch companies desperate try to grab any attention from a watch pleb.

And the rest of their watches is probably too overpriced for the boring design.

>it's a boutique brand with a history, long gone

>> No.53612362

Bezel? Yes.
Hands? No.

>> No.53612367
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Changing the bezel and insert is piss easy.

Though, you'd need to pain the hands to make them look like this.

>> No.53612373

What model is this? It has a very decent blue color that looks like it won't peel after 3 years.

>> No.53612378

That's not the first watch in space either.

>> No.53612383

It's not hard.
It's just the normal hands painted orange. Pretty sure they were not taken off for this mod.

>> No.53612389
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Delusional is not inherently some big insult you need to get offended about and make a big deal of. I'm telling you there is strong evidence to suggest otherwise if you look at it. I've been posting on /a/ for 10 years now. If you're flinching over /wt/ but can handle it there it's just because you've gotten used to that particular brand of aggressive posting.

>And why did you keep shitting on a guy who kept admitting his mistake?
Let me recap this for you starting midway in conversation

He says numerals aren't digits >>53609197
I say they are >>53609273
He restates again numerals aren't digits >>53610693
I show him definition of digits, and then also explain to him why his 'preferred' definition isn't appropriate in this case >>53611212
He's complain that I'm shitting on him >>53611314

I seriously doubt you are not the guy I've been talking to, because you have the exact same complaint as him. But I'll say this as if you were a different person than him: me and him had gone back and fourth a few times, and when I get time to make a reply to what he said to me, suddenly it's me "keep shitting on" him? Oh please. I made /one post/ to his reply to me and my one post is somehow this endless torrent of shit that the poor anon just can't handle.

>> No.53612400

Also looks lovely. Really like the green-blueish tint of the dial.
Ah yeah, I also really like older Omega/Zenith, but I don't really think I can rock a gold watch, haha. Would love to have
I currently have an Omega Genẽve from the early 70's. Don't really remember the exact year. It was actually my first watch.

>> No.53612403

>Painting and reluming hands without taking them off
You've got to be joking

>> No.53612418


You will love it. I think a domed glass looks great on most watches.

Pls make sure to post results. Some wll be little bitchbois about the thicker watch, but i love the idea. Flat glasses are boring for me.

>> No.53612429

Just look at that picture. Look how shit that paint job is. I would bet anything that guy didn't bother taking the hands off for that.

>> No.53612461
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I really want a swiss auto. What are some really nice watches that don't break the bank. Hamilton Khaki series is reasonably priced as well as some Tissot watches. Pic not related

>> No.53612497

tissot's alright. why swiss though? lots of great jap watches in the tissot price range too

>> No.53612501
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You're an idiot.

>> No.53612504


What the fuck are you newfags doing?
You think that your pseudo sarcastic comments will stop the bad troll from posting?
You do not interact with these posts in any way, and some day they will vanish. If you want to shitpost, fuck off to b.

>> No.53612519

One that says "Swiss made" on the dial or that genuinely is made in Switzerland by Swiss workers with Swiss components?

>> No.53612534

do you think calling me a newfag will stop me from posting?
they never vanish, fucktard, just like people who buy fossil and come here to showoff their new gr8 watch never vanish either

>> No.53612540

>The space programmes of both the US and the Soviet Union have seen many horological firsts, however the first watch to leave the earth's atmosphere was on the wrist of Yuri Gagarin who ventured into the unknown on 12 April 1961 when he took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in modern-day Kazakhstan.

Though you do have a point, there's actually a small chance that the first watch worn in space could be a Strela chrono. Doesn't change the fact that the first watch in space (Which ever it was) was worn by Gagarin on his first space flight.

Vintages ones are pretty cheap, i've seen nice ones for 100~200$ easily

A jap automatic ain't bad either.

>> No.53612555

>Delusional is not inherently some big insult you need to get offended about and make a big deal of. I'm telling you there is strong evidence to suggest otherwise if you look at it.
I believe that delusional is something that's inherently bad to call other people, and especially since you are using it to try and discredit my opinion with that statement.

>I've been posting on /a/ for 10 years now. If you're flinching over /wt/ but can handle it there it's just because you've gotten used to that particular brand of aggressive posting.
You're stating it as if it's a fact, NineBall, and it isn't. My opinion is as valid as yours. My experience is that the short amount of time I've spent on /wt/ has had a lot more aggressiveness and hostility in the threads compared to my many years on /a/.

>link to posts and something about numerals and digits
I'm not going to go into your and that other guys argument, but I just don't understand why you would keep continuing a discussion after he agrees with you. And I frankly don't understand why he even bothered replying as well, he's equally responsible for that huge amount of shitposts.

>I seriously doubt you are not the guy I've been talking to
Okay, not sure how I'd go about convincing you, but that's not really any concern of mine.

>> No.53612563


>> No.53612575

Oh, it's yours. You did a terrible job. You should feel bad.

>> No.53612584


These are also troll posts you dumb nigger.

>> No.53612595

>everything that isn't a seiko is a troll post
darling have you ever been outside?

>> No.53612600

Anyway, this is getting to be a bit off-topic.
Let's talk more about watches.

>> No.53612626

I am still having a hard time deciding what watch to buy. I have so many questions.

Should the case color match my belt buckle? It's mostly for a formal-casual look at work.
I wear off black pants, a German gray shirt, a black leather belt with a metallic german gray buckle.

I am looking for a watch with a case diameter of 35 to 40 mm with a leather strap, black face, but cream or white is fine as well. Quartz is fine, but I would really like an automatic watch.

My budget is 200 USD.. any pointers or recommendations are welcomed.

>> No.53612637

Spoilers: That's not true, they strapped a watch to one of the dogs earlier.

I'm eagerly waiting for your attempt photographed under 2000x zoom.

>> No.53612656


Found the faggot. Your visit at the gloryhole is not counted as outside activity, boipussy.

>> No.53612666

>I believe that delusional is something that's inherently bad to call other people, and especially since you are using it to try and discredit my opinion with that statement.
>You're stating it as if it's a fact, NineBall, and it isn't. My opinion is as valid as yours. My experience is that the short amount of time I've spent on /wt/ has had a lot more aggressiveness and hostility in the threads compared to my many years on /a/.
This may be one of the most emotional reactions I've ever seen on 4chan. While maybe no one wants to be delusional, or called it, all it means is that someone thinks you're wrong and they believe easily available evidence is present. It's not about "discrediting" an opinion, because discrediting is something you do in front of other people. I am not attempting to undermine people's opinion of you, you're fucking anonymous after all.

>you would keep continuing a discussion after he agrees with you
My point about his preferred definition not being relevant in the context of watches was the first time it was brought up in the thread. You're acting like I hammered him on the same thing repeatedly, when I was pointing something out different with each post.

>not sure how I'd go about convincing you
Just stop acting like him.

>> No.53612686

;^) are you triggered? ;^)

>> No.53612697

2000 percent, sorry.

>> No.53612704

It does not good sir.

>> No.53612706

I believe, and do correct me if I'm wrong, that the rule of thumb says that you belt, shoes and the color of you strap should match, for a formal fit.
If it's for casual look, it doesn't really matter, as long as you don't pick colors that obviously doesn't go together.

>> No.53612718

> they strapped a watch to one of the dogs earlier

Any providence? (Not including the monitors on the spacecarft though)

>> No.53612735

Just avoid this price segment. Hamilton and Tissot are awful and basicslly cuck watches. Save up a bit more for a used rolex or JLC or go down to mid to high end seiko domestic.

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Ask them all.

>> No.53612741


>> No.53612771


I forgot about the strap, but you are right. I thought the case color was also important as you wouldn't want a mostly black outfit without a white shirt and a silver/steel case popping out.

I like elegant, but concealed looks.

>> No.53612789

I have jap autos mostly seikos and orient and they are fantastic l. I just want 1 to say just because. Something my kid or grandkid one day can own and value I don't know. Plus I really like the story behind Hamilton.

>> No.53612802

lew and huey

>> No.53612814


I am torn between Seiko, Orient, and Bulova. I have never owned an automatic watch before but I know the basics of watches in terms of their crystal material to avoid scratches, or be anti-reflecting.

What exact can I expect from a 200 USD watch?

>> No.53612842

Why are they awful. Hamilton uses ETA movements. And they have the elvis watch. I really like some of their designs. Why would I want a rolex. The poshness behind the name doesn't interest me.

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Just a friendly reminder. It includes all the namefags.

>> No.53612864

Rolex watches are really good. It's not just a brand name.
Hamilton aren't bad though.

>> No.53612874

>This may be one of the most emotional reactions I've ever seen on 4chan.
Is this somehow bad?

>While maybe no one wants to be delusional, or called it, all it means is that someone thinks you're wrong and they believe easily available evidence is present. It's not about "discrediting" an opinion, because discrediting is something you do in front of other people. I am not attempting to undermine people's opinion of you, you're fucking anonymous after all.
I didn't mean to imply that you were trying to discredit other people's opinion of me, but my opinion of the fact that I believed that /wt/ is more hostile than /a/.
If a person is delusional, his opinions are invalid. That's what I thought you meant by delusional. And that's what I meant, when I said it's rude to call me delusional. You could've instead just said:
>I disagree. I think /a/ is just as bad as /wt/, if not worse.

>Just stop acting like him.
Not sure what I'm doing that's so similar to the other guy.

Anyway, as I mentioned in >>53612600 I don't think we should be talking about this anymore, as I think it's really off-topic.

>> No.53612877

I'm not sure but I like it. It's a very clean hand and the red matches the color scheme with a nice subtle touch.

>> No.53612884

>Plus I really like the story behind Hamilton.
The story is:

Hamilton was came about thru the evolution of a few watch companies in Lancaster Pennsylvania, they grew and they grew and have actually made some of the finest watches in the world in their time. Fast forward a few decades they became part of swatch and now are mostly just a number of case and dial designs with elabore grade eta movements inside.

>> No.53612890

If you also want a watch to work with a formal outfit, I would not pick a Bulova.
But that's just my own personal opinion shining through.

>> No.53612895

I'm not sure what you're asking. A single scientist, Abraham Genin, strapped his own Pobeda to Chernushka secretly, a month before Gagarin's launch, and was reprimanded upon the dog's return because the watch was found and with his named inscribed on it.

I eventually plan on acquiring the Smithsonian's interview of this and identifying the watch, which was given back to him and he was wearing at the time.

>> No.53612896

Then get a vintage Omega or Eternamatic auto.

And if you really want something interesting and with some history from Hamilton, get one of the older ones that were made in the USA before they were "sold to the Swiss".

a-am i still allowed to use it when i release new versions of the strap guide?

>> No.53612906

>You could've instead just said:
>>I disagree. I think /a/ is just as bad as /wt/, if not worse.
I did, you chose to get emotional over a word instead though.

>> No.53612908

I'm aware rolex is very pristine but so are many other watch brands in the same price range. Plus you get more unique watch where as every normie with money just buys a rolex. I like my wide variety of watches I own and their styles.

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Most dress orient watches like this are only around 120 or so. Automatic Japanese "subsidiary" of Seiko

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Nice. I only have a shitty chinese Ingersoll my father found, a Seiko 5 that needs service and a bracelet, a Zenith and a Hamilton that have a rusted movement and a Raketa I never wear.
>they strapped a watch to one of the dogs earlier

>> No.53612992

Lancaster is only 20 minutes away from me so that is cool. They helped developed railroads which I have driven past before. They supplied watches during the wars and yes they are owned by Swatch now but so are many other comapnies. They are now swiss they have some very nice dials, I like the company.

>> No.53613002

>a-am i still allowed to use it when i release new versions of the strap guide?


>> No.53613014

Yeah I keep forgetting about vintage watches. Where though, Ebay? How can you trust if they still work or are still accurate or ever lubricated.

>> No.53613050

You should really consider some vintage pieces, sir. Some unique, historically important and fantastically made pieces came out of Lancaster and the surrounding area of the country. Vintage pieces also some of the most amazing value, assuming you stay away from highly overpriced rolexes and whatnot.

A vintage piece can not only give you a watch that has a name on the dial the has history, the watch itself can have that history.

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Or this. Most people will probably just say go with Seiko but it's just preference at that point.

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cop or not?

>> No.53613151

Low end black coatings, brah. You'll regret it.

>> No.53613167


How do you know?

>> No.53613190

That is a great looking watch, is it bambino?

>> No.53613210

More like an educated guess

>> No.53613213

They just have a bad rep of scratching easily.
And the scratches are quite obvious on an all-black watch.

>> No.53613216

Wouldn't the fact that you actually post an updated, previously unseen version of the strap guide be proof enough?
Also t r o p i c a l

>> No.53613227


k thanks

>> No.53613243

Bambino v1

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Again, very hard to find providence for (Despite being a neat story)

But the first watch, worn by a man, in space would be Gagarin's watch.


More or less.

Learn what you should about them, read the descriptions, and focus on the pictures more then the descriptions(in most cases). Personally i got myself a couple of vintage watches lately, one Swiss and one French. French was completely out of adjustment, despite what the seller said about it being serviced. Basically gotta know your shit, or just don't do drunken purchases like me.

But in the long run they will all need to be serviced either how.

It looks like a cheap kinetic, which means it has a PVD coating.

And a further google search shows it has a shitty PVD coating.

amen brother.

tropical is mostly done, but i won't be home till friday so no updated guide till then.

>> No.53613256

Very true and I have a vintage citizen that was an absolute bargin. The problem is I like how a brand new watch looks and it's hard to find one that isn't all scratched up.

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This one looks better than the 007, or?
I like the cleaner dial and bezel more.

>> No.53613290

>a-am i still allowed to use it when i release new versions of the strap guide?
Why do you find it necessary?
I can only find valid reasons for using a trip when you're doing stuff like watchmakeranon was, where people were dependent upon the watch reaching the correct person.
In your case it mostly seems like it's because you want credits, which is fine in its own rights.

>> No.53613292


What does the whole jewel thing mean?

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Vacate this dumpster fire.


see the video in the OP.

>> No.53613336

there are literally (man-made) rubies - aka jewels - in the movement that function as bearings to minimize friction and therefore wear

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Get pic related instead of this. The contrast is way better with the golden bezel and there was a huge price drop on amazon.


Make sure to google for other pics, the amazon pics and mine do not show the entire beauty of this watch.
Some will hate it. i fell in love with it tho.

>> No.53613461

Yeah I think so I just got it off Google to show the other anon. Their crystal is usually more domed though.

>> No.53613516

Back in the day it was more bragging rights as it was real rubies and they were all hand placed and what not. If a watch boasted 26 jewel it was a sign of craftsman ship and quality. These days not so much but are still essential as they make better bearings than metal would. It would wear quicker. My question is why is it always pink. If it's man made I want some bad ass deep blue ones on my watches with an open back. It would look so much cooler.

>> No.53613541

The bulovas aren't automatic. Hell, they're not even turning fork anymore, just quartz.
The Bambino is good but i think it might be too big.

>> No.53613615

Cheap black PVD flakes off easily and looks awful when scratched after some time

>> No.53613659

As opposed to word of mouth and blurry indirect photos of Gagarin's own watch? NASA is the only one that had these things documented, although even then they didn't track the other unapproved watches brought on board.

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I get your drift bro. Check this one.

>> No.53613937

which of vostok amphibians is easiest to mod and best fitted for manlet hands?

>> No.53614032

Every Amphibia is the same, and the 420-case.

>> No.53614099

so i just should look which case and dial colors look best for me?

>> No.53614121

Yes, figure it out, nigga.

>> No.53614211

worst part about owning a smartwatch is having to pick a watchface

>> No.53614263

I thought it was the hemorrhoids.

>> No.53614310

well if only 1/5 suffer then the 4/5 must enjoy it

>> No.53615132

Is there a reason why watches don't measure 24 hours but 12 insted?

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