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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:

Strap guide:

Previous thread:

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Rolex is the only real Swiss mid tier watch brand, everything is actually made in Switzerland.

If you buy Swatch mid tier brands you are a cuck of the highest order.

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Only if it's modern. Nothing wrong with pre-swatch midrange.

Does anyone but Rolex and Voutilainen care to make as much as possible truly Swiss?

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Yes it's me again. I've been away but not asleep, constantly fighting with my machines that can't hold tolerances for shit.

Everything will be fixed in a couple of weeks and I can begin my work.

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Keeping it real and hairy

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Started getting a rash on my hand with the metal bracelet of A158WA, so changed it to a dark brown leather one

>> No.53866090

You probably have a nickel allergy.

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Hello darkness my old friend :^)

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Need actual quality stainless. In the past I've always had really bad reactions to shit metals. Getting actual 316L or 904L cleared everything up.

Now wearing nice bracelets is just so good.

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>tfw when i have a F91W-1 with a torn black perlon somewhere and i can't find it.

Thinking about getting either a DW-5600 or another Amphibia (Ministry case, blue scuba dial)

Why not:
>Breitling memetimer

>> No.53866255

I used the watch for night and day for 3-4 months before it appeared,on the left side of my wrist, so it might just be an abrasion. But I'll keep that in mind the next time I change to metal bracelet.

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You have 904L?


>> No.53866290

I've worn it. I don't currently own any

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Why is there no affordable (Swiss) variant of this out there?

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Should I get this or a Seiko SNK803/809 with a nato strap?

>> No.53866527

Any tips on how to make your own watch? I already made the dial but I have no idea how it all comes together in 3D. Like how does the case hold the movement? How is the watch crystal attached to the case? How exactly is the dial and hands attached to the movement? Are there any in-detail pictures somewhere?

>> No.53866534

Top kek, Hans-Ueli Frei's precious hands are worth far more than those of Yu Xiao Fei, even if they perform the same mundane task all day long. How else will he be able to pay 15 dollars for a menu at McDonalds?

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I would get this if it wasn't so huge. I personally find the busy dial cool.

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You should get the Seiko SNK809. Its probably one of the best starting points into the world of watches.

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Anybody geddin dem sarbz on massdrop today?

Just placed my order on the white dial.

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Nice quartz supercompressor RM39

>> No.53867012

What is with Seirko's hardon for these stupid pins and collars? This is way fucking worse than regular friction pins.

>> No.53867137

There's too many variations, depends on the movement, on the dial, on the crystal shape, material.

The hands are friction fit on the movement.

The dial usually has two rods called the feet resistance welded on, these rods go into holes on the movement and can be friction fit, or clamped in place by screws or have tiny cotter pins going through them or have slots cut into them that fit D shaped cams built into the movement.

As best as I can figure out the movement is held by a movement ring which can be friction fit plastic for chink made watches and seiko's or be made of metal for any respectable brand. The metal movement ring presses against a tiny lip on the outside edge of the movement which stops it from falling out the back of the watch, and to stop it from falling forwards and hitting the crystal two metal tabs screwed to the movement fit into a groove cut in the movement ring.

The movement ring itself uses similar tabs that fit into a groove in the watch case. Some watches which use large movements don't need a movement ring and the movement tabs slot into the groove in the watch case.

Crystals can be glued to the case, usually they are press fit using a tiny nylon gasket that fits around the crystal. Acrylic crystals sometimes are made to slip over the watch case and a bezel is then squeezed over the acrylic crystal, kind of like how a rubber band holds plastic wrap over the end of a tin can.

Just watch repair videos and it should be pretty obvious the various systems in use.



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Partner of the first edition in 2012, Richard Mille awarded the trophy to the winner of the World Series of Poker. The well-known Iranian player, Antonio Esfandiari, won on that occasion a Richard Mille platinium bracelet and the largest cash prize in the history of poker at $18,346,673.

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Damn, it's chilly out.

>> No.53868126


Is it even a watch?

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Thanks mom

>> No.53868503

No, it's a bracelet :^)


Average RM buyers.

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It's hard not to get a hard-on for the SARBs. Still two days left on Massdrop, considering going for it.

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What do you think about replicas which are so called "unobtainable" or so questionably priced its crazy to buy the real one?

>> No.53869037

There's that word again

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>> No.53869173

>A replica is an exact reproduction, such as of a painting, as it was executed by the original artist or a copy or reproduction

Only caveat imo is the word EXACT, but honestly some are fakes, some are replicas. Some literally cant be told apart since the execution is the same, result is not 100% but within variance, but so is for example Rolexes stamp on the dial. Tricky.

Wearing mine only at home since it is not a watch, but a replica. Still wear my Omega out and about. Didnt really want to fork out 22k for a certain style and just because I appreciate the form. Maybe I'll get a Datejust, but my Autism is triggered from the no Day dial.

>> No.53869208

There is no person or organization making watch replicas that I know of. Feel free to point any out you can think of. Keep in mind there is no reason to replicate a watch currently in production, those are all fakes.

>> No.53869215

Thats just unclean I admit, didn't really wipe it of properly since I didnt really have the intent of posting it. Thats the life I chose when I went with high polish.

>> No.53869235

Guess you really don't know anything about fakes and replicas then. There are litarally dozens of organizations. Doesn't mean they are legal though. Some are grey.

>> No.53869259

name one

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Any opinions on this?

>> No.53869310

Pretty sure watches arent the kind of tech we discuss on /g/

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Last I checked it's not /g/ - Computers or whatever you seem to think it is. Maybe it's not the tech you discuss on /g/, but it's the tech we discuss and if you don't like it you're welcome to post in another one of the 150 or so threads currently on the board right now. Do you go to every single thread that doesn't concern you personally and shitpost in it because you don't like it?

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>/g/ is only consumer electronics
Fuck off.

>> No.53869393


>/g/ is just a bunch of generals now

when can we get a goddamn containment board for this shit

>> No.53869480

The same time the mods start purging and removing Desktop threads and other shitposts en-mass.

>> No.53869498

>name one
top kek, most of them are mushrooms, and some are legit ones that do it on the side to make extra cash, and those you never get to know the name of, since in China you will go to jail for a very long time if you are caught.

>> No.53869539

Those are all companies making fakes, name someone making a legit replica besides Breguet and the Marie Antoinette.

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Took you almost 20 minutes to come up with Chinese mushrooms making fakes as your example of a replica watchmaker?

>> No.53869603

My seiko 5 recently get run over by a car and the only thing that still good on it are the movement, face, crown and back. Can anyone point me towards where I can get a case, hands, strap and crystal to put my parts together with.

>> No.53869618

Nah man. Still not sold on it.

>> No.53869623

Amazon.com to buy a new seiko 5, that shit isn't worth fixing.

>> No.53869675

Does anyone know any black PVD <40mm dive watches? Can be quartz.

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If I had a significantly bigger wrist I'd consider a tourby.
I personally consider it less retarded to buy a richemont Panerai / IWC rep (specially with neat case materials or functional movement enhancements like long power reserve or quick set hour) than a genuine one since the genuine are truly hilariously overpriced - specially seeing as the reps are close to functionally identical. But their designs are still generally oversized and retarded.

Higher end than that makes less sense though - if you buy a Patek, VC, Lange, etc you hopefully do so for the craftsmanship and finishing - which simply can't be compared.
If it's purely for shallow aesthetics that does exist. Movement plates are a thing and they'd probably even fool the common WIS in person without a loupe / camera, but that's not something I'm interested in.

>> No.53869913

Sorry I dont stalk /wt/ very often anymore.

>However, replicas have often been used illegally for forgery and counterfeits, especially of money and coins, but also commercial merchandise such as designer label clothing, luxury bags and accessories, and luxury watches.

I think you have some definition mixed up, fakes and replicas are not the same, since one is easily distinguished and the replica takes some knowledge to tell the real from the copy. But who am I to argue about the english language, and I certainly don't defend replicas or fakes, since there are mostly legit homages of a watch that you should buy. No this is just a part of the addiction for watches I had.

>> No.53870074

Replica is just a term people who pay a lot for fake watches use to rationalise. I call my fake watches fake watches because I could go into a store and spend thousands and walk out with a real one. If it was something historical and you recreated it for historical purposes (like a museum exhibit) it would be a replica.

Quality isn't really the issue. Replica guns usually don't even fire.

>> No.53870085

I dont think I would ever be able to read those yellow and orange hands at a glance. I love the hand style, but Jesus dick sucking Christ that dial kills it.

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>I think you have some definition mixed up, fakes and replicas are not the same
I have my definitions straight, you're the one using the makers of fakes as an example of a replica watchmaker.

>since one is easily distinguished and the replica takes some knowledge to tell the real from the copy
Read what you just said. The definition of a replica is not
>It's a really good fake that's hard to tell from real thing!

For an understanding of what makes a replica a replica, lets take a look an episode of Jay Leno's garage where he shows off his Bugatti Type 35 replica.

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The important bit starts at 2:15, but it's a good episodes, so just watch the entire thing. The main lesson here is: A replica is not where you attempt to mimic the most shallow outward appearance of something. A replica is not where you try and pass off something as the original trying your best to mimic a specific logo or signature. A replica is where you actually, truly, try to replicate something. That means you ultimately need to recreate the manufacturing methods and materials used to make the original the best you can.

This is why I said, which you ignored,
>Keep in mind there is no reason to replicate a watch currently in production, those are all fakes.
Take a look at something like a Rolex Sub. The amount of money it would take to get the tooling required for their 904L steel, get the equipment to make the parachrom hairsprings and to train new staff on all of it, your projection costs for a replica of a modern Rolex would be significantly higher than what it would cost for Rolex to make them, probably even quite a bit higher than simply buying them until you've produced a pretty significant number of units. There are no replica watches of any watch currently in production, there are no replica cars of any car currently in production.

Real replicas that people are putting time and effort into are only of things that have been out of production for a while, and often the original examples are so scare not everyone who wants one can get one, so one or more is used as an example for reverse engineering and then replicas are made from the reverse engineered plan. Some of the completed replicas hit the market, others go straight to museums. Now, if you attempted to make a replica, and you did a shitty job of it, it would be a shitty attempt at a replica, it wouldn't become a 'fake' because a fake does not mean a poorly done replica, and a replica is not a well done fake. You see now?

>> No.53870319

Replica 250 GTOs where?


>> No.53870387

Is there a reason a manufacturer that makes cars that size like Mazda can't make something that actually looks like this body-wise (but just cosmetically) for cheap? I think people would still buy this aesthetic over e.g. the newest MX-5. Not dated at all.

>> No.53870425

I don't know that modern safety standards would allow a body in that shape/size anymore. Maybe if it was labelled as a 'kit car'?

But yes, I do like a lot of the sleek 60s style bodies over modern cars.

>> No.53870465

I find it weird you're allowed to drive them then. I don't actually know about the topic though

>> No.53870485

Once a car is registered it's generally kind of rough to tell people they can't drive them. But when you're trying to bring a new car to market there's a lot they can do to block you.

>> No.53870554

old meme is old

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>> No.53870766


Not a dive watch, but it is a nice quartz.


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Meh. The diving bezel is essential. I basically want something with this design but in <40mm. (chronograph not necessary).

>> No.53871552

You aren't going to find a lot of divers below 40mm, especially not with goofy fucking finishes.

>> No.53871660


Parnis make a few PVD watches with diver's bezels around or under 40mm. This is closer to what you posted but the submariner style one looks better to me (and the migauss better still)

>> No.53871667

holy shit get told, you can leave /wt/ now

>> No.53871740

>Dial Diameter:43 cm

>> No.53871768

I only looked at the submariner one, which is 40mm. should be easy to find.

>> No.53871786

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeb6iIblmgA meant to paste this.

>> No.53871826

They make kit cars. Fiberglass shells that bolt to a donor or tube frame body.

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I still can't decide between this or a nice Black Bay rep.

>> No.53872260

When adjusting a bracelet and I need to remove an odd number of links, which side should I take the extra one off of?

>> No.53872283

Replicating every single aspect of a Black Bay to 100% accuracy would cost way more than just buying a real Black Bay instead, why don't you just get a real one instead since they're still in production and easy to find?

Or did you mean a fake? I think what you're probably looking for is something that looks mostly like a Black Bay from the outside as long as you don't look too closely, the word for that is "fake".

>> No.53872307

>autism: the post

>> No.53872349

So is /wt/ so retarded that they get confused when they look at a dial with more than 3 hands and stick indices?
If you're gonna but a quartz, why not take advantage of it can do?

>> No.53872403
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Save up a bit and get a Chris. Ward trident.
38mm and probably the best looking diver in this price range.
They do sales sometimes too.

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Autism is making the poor choice of choosing a fake watch over a perfectly good ordinary watch from a reputable manufacturer and then convincing yourself that your fake watch somehow isn't shit because you come up with doublespeak names for it and viciously defend yourself against people who try to call things what they are.

I can guarantee you that a $300 fake Black Bay is not as good as a real one. I can guarantee you that it isn't even as good as a $300 SARB.

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That is a nice case shape. Railroad master race.

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Totally gonna get a memetimer when I can afford to blow 200 bucks on another watch.
It's dressy as fuck

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Let's decide whether this SRP779 is too big or not once and for all.

>> No.53872892

Too big.

Get the SKX instead.

>> No.53872906

>lug overhang

Too big for you my manlet friend.

>> No.53872912

Too big
Get an SKX (modded if you're after that movement) while you still can

>> No.53872941
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What non-Grand Seiko comes closest to this? Not only the dial but the case and lug shape too.

>> No.53872957

Nice bezel alignment pal

>> No.53872983
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Or these.

>> No.53873023

kek that's actually considered good for shitty seiko and orient divers. I had a hell of a time fixing the one on the orient ray which was almost half a minute off kilter (60 click). Needed to evenly file down the 4 springs on the bezel ring until it lined up.

>> No.53873031

For those with small wrists skx013 is still available and should be looked at. Otherwise while it is pretty big it doesn't seam to wear as poorly as you might think for a watch of its large diameter.

>> No.53873065

I will never understand why people buy cheap mechanical watches.
If you're poor, get a quartz. At least the finish will be nicer than your average shitty non hacking, non handwinding meme diver.

>> No.53873182

Even considering the orient is priced in the fossil tier and is waay better. Mechanical or quartz the movements aren't worth much either way.

>> No.53873195

People are interested in mechanical watchmaking. It's natural to buy a mechanical watch in budget.

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>> No.53873278

With the exception of maybe the SARB line, it's simply stupid to buy a sub $2k mechanical watch.
It won't even be worth the service cost, and thats if you can find someone willing to service your piece of shit.

>> No.53873325

Is this as good as it gets?

>> No.53873464


Whichever size feels best.

>> No.53873531

You could also look at sdgm003, it's a little more expensive but it has nicer finishing.

>> No.53873532

Why do you autists rage over a replica where you yourself proudly wear "homage" watches? Literally the same thing to me.

>> No.53873537

You can either get one of the vintage King Seiko's or get the SDGM003.

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Sorry for the stupid question but how do you call the material with this kind of texture? Is it plastic? How is that texture achieved?

>> No.53873571

That one is not quite right too. I forgot to say it but vintage and quartz are okay.

>> No.53873585

knurling i think

>> No.53873595

You can buy watches for less than the cost of a service and simply wear them until they don't work, which could be 20+ years. That's no different than your quartz which you claim people should buy, but that will absolutely require battery changes.

And while Sarbs are nice, I don't think they hold that special of a place where they're worth servicing. You wouldn't service a sarb either unless you want to keep it for sentimental reasons, you buy a new one.

>> No.53873637

So Vintage King Seiko's and vintage Grand Seiko's are a proper fit.

Though i've seen quite a few Actus and LM special models that looks similar to it.

>> No.53873663

>King Seiko

That's it.

>> No.53873666

>you have to buy a Submariner minimum if you want a decent dive watch!

Elitist fucks like you are the reason why the watch-making industry is dying.

>> No.53873683

I mean the dial not the crown.

>> No.53873710 [DELETED] 

DESU current watch designs are horrible compared to vintage ones. At least more expensive brands have some vintage styled models.

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>she will never be yours


>> No.53873967

Just buy a high quality exact replica :^)

>> No.53873974

As someone who thinking about getting a penis watch, are there instruction booklets online? I know about using the crown to change the time but how do you change the date?

>> No.53873984 [DELETED] 

Are there even any? It's a vintage watch from the 60s and not the newest Blingex.

>> No.53874037
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They all have quickset, you could say it's a two stage crown.

When you pull it lightly the first click/lock would be the date (and day) setting and the second would be the time setting switch.

>> No.53874068

>the watch-making industry is dying
Satan, the watchmaking industry is not dying.

>> No.53874086

In what world is a shitty SKX/Orient memewatch better than a high-end luxury diver?
Not to mention that the concept of dive watches is very stupid nowadays, since people wear actual dive computers.
Maybe that explains why so many retards in these threads put leather on their meme divers.

>> No.53874087

Ah great, and what battery type do they take? It looks like they are one of the few watches that you can easily do this yourself.

Oh and how delicate are they to water?

>> No.53874144

>In what world is a shitty SKX/Orient memewatch better than a high-end luxury diver?

Your reading comprehension seems to be lacking my friend.

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Most of them don't really have any water resistance to speak of, maybe a couple of Silverwave models but not much else.

Just swap batteries with the correct model of each type of watch, but buy decent branded batteries (Renata,Energizer and etc) since the chinkshit tends to die and leak rather quickly.

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>> No.53874502

>no replies
Stop sperging out. No one cares.

>> No.53874569

>Most of them don't really have any water resistance to speak of, maybe a couple of Silverwave models but not much else.

That just means that you cant submerge them correct? Rain or washing your hands wouldnt cause any issues?

>> No.53874682

Yes and no, they will likely survive light rain and handwashing.

But i would still avoid any contact with water if possible.

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Girard Perregaux, this one is my dad's.

>> No.53874881
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Do you like these engineer style bracelets?

>> No.53874921
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Absolutely no water resistance, I went out on an especially hot and humid day and the crystal filled with condensation when I went back indoors so I had to open it up and try to dry it out.

>> No.53874952

Please tell me that's an SKX013 and not a 007. Did you buy two bracelets to have enough links?

>> No.53874974

can't tell if this is a watch thread or camera thread

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>> No.53875057

wooow, you just made me feel so fucking old for even knowing how to use a crown on a watch

>> No.53875095

Oh wow I didnt think it would be that bad, how hard is it to do what you did, and how delicate are the internals?

>> No.53875125

Fat Canadian, is that you?

>> No.53875155

Didnt that guy have a rolex?

>> No.53875157
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Well it really shouldn't be that bad, but then again don't expect much from an old watch with a snap-on caseback. I was wearing it when it was at least 100 F outside and close to 100% humidity and as you can imagine I was soaking it in sweat as a result, normally I would wear a diver for situations like that.

It's not hard though because as I said it's a snap-on caseback so you just pop it off and let it air out a bit. The watch never stopped or anything and so far it hasn't seemed to mind at all but I imagine it wasn't good at all for the movement or for the dial and hands.

At least you're hopefully not so old that you remember when watches didn't have date quickset mechanisms. Those old Omega automatic 5xx and 7xx movements are great but setting the right date when you haven't worn the watch for a few weeks is the biggest pain in the ass ever.

It's both

>> No.53875168
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Do you think this plain polished bezel would look stupid on a matte 090?

>> No.53875225

Is that an issue for all non diver vintage watches?

>> No.53875239
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You tell me.

>> No.53875259

I'm not sure but it's the guy who has a Brightz and gets mad whenever we point out how it's inferior to the SARB033/035.

>> No.53875263
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It's a 007, they wear pretty small

>> No.53875268

I can't find the picture, but no it wouldn't.

>> No.53875291
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I snagged this from yesterday's thread. Where to get an SKX that has a roman date wheel like that one?

>> No.53875300
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Well the Constellation for example at least has a screw-in caseback with a weak little rubber gasket so that's at least marginally better, not that I would want to get it wet either. I would say any vintage watch even if it was originally water resistant or "waterproof" is suspect unless you get it serviced and pressure tested. But seriously just don't be an idiot and drench it with sweat like I did and don't splash water all over it and you'll be fine.

>> No.53875353
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>not a vintage Rolex

how do you sleep at night?

>> No.53875398
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People act like Leicas are incredibly expensive, but for just a plain cosmetically beat up but functionally perfect M3 and 50mm Summicron I paid less than most people would happily pay for digital cameras so I don't really see the big deal.

Rolex and Leica are pretty similar now that you mention it, though. Both came up with some amazing innovations in their prime and changed everything and were truly the best in their day, but they got usurped by cheaper and better technology from Japan and now they just sell overpriced luxury bullshit to Chinese people.

>> No.53875401
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Get a modded SKX.

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No man that's the polished case 090, the matte case has a sandblasted finish. I know the OEM bezel is polished but it has the numbers and indices to break things up. I'm worried that a big chunk of polished steel will contrast too much with the sandblasted case and it'll look dumb and I'll have wasted my money.

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I approve of this post.

>> No.53875443

Alright cocksuckers, roll dubs for my next watch.

Citizen Cosmotron
Citizen Leopard hi-beat
Some GDR made Glashutte or any other German made watch
Vintage Accutron
Poljot 3133 or some other slavshit of your choosing.

Trips and i get a G-shock and stop buying watches every month or so for a while.

>> No.53875447
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I noticed it was an M3 and I know it wasn't that expensive, I'm just giving you shit for owning a leica. I'm a Pentax poorfag and have my own problems thank you.

>> No.53875478

Take the gay bracelet off, put some fucking socks on and get the version with a steel bracelet so you don't have 6" of rubber strap flapping around you scrawny cunt.

>> No.53875480

>buying a watch every month

Jesus Christ I can't even just wow figuratively kill yourself goylord

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Honestly they're massively overhyped. Or maybe rangefinders just aren't for me. I'd take my F3 over my M3 any day and it cost literally a tenth as much.

>> No.53875504


I think most watches will wear pretty small on you.

>> No.53875534

Are you Wilson Fisk?

>> No.53875535

I end up buying them while rather tipsy and selling those that i don't wear for slightly more then what i paid for them.

Vicious cycle lad, but as the resident kike i gotta make a little bit of profit.

>> No.53875547

He's probably an Asian. I've seen people in Singapore dress like that everytime with their oversized watches, nigger bracelets and flip-flop.

>> No.53875591

God damn Singaporeans man, fucking yellow niggers the lot of them.

>> No.53875601
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Gotta have a quartz.

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>> No.53875784
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How do you guys like my new watchface?

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Original watchface for reference.

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>> No.53875948

Hope you get fucked on this one.

>> No.53876052

Rolling for Raketa pube watch

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>> No.53876204

The 2 divers on the left look so similar. Made by the same company?

>> No.53876223


Hey bud, here's some designs that might help you out in your endeavours.


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My nigger.

>> No.53876257

The far left is an Orient Mako, the one next to it is a Seiko SKX007. Both are in the Seiko group but they operate independently.

>> No.53876265

Orient is owned by Seiko, yes.

>> No.53876295


Kinda, not really.

>> No.53876377
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The smooth bezel on the tonneau reminds me a lot of a porthole, those ship's clocks Vostok sells, or even just cockpit dials. There is contrast set against the wide case/background. This pic is shitty, and has a polished case, but you can get a better idea of how it looks with the space around it. Also an SE model.

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Oh, I'm stupid, I guess I could just post the SE product pics. Not as nice a dial however.

>> No.53876416

Wouldn't it be better to put it on the polished case?

Might even have one of these bezels lying around here...

>> No.53876440
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It could work but I might disagree.

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Not a big fan of it, i kinda like the stock 090 bezel.

Then again i got the smaller version of the bezel, fit for the smaller Amphibia cases so it didn't turn out too well.

>> No.53876557

That's what I think this pic is >>53876377 the smaller bezel, which I think I like just for the steeper slope and abrupt edge, compared to >>53876406 and the stock bezels which match the curves of the crystal and case, gaining subtlety, for better or worse.

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More bezel.

>> No.53876637

I have a 3rd party bezel, not a vostok made one and when it's on i can see some of the non polished surface that's supposed to be hidden under the bezel.

>> No.53876682


What is this, a speaker?

>> No.53876865

atomic watch

>> No.53876982


>Accurate to 1 second per 1000 years.
>runs on rechargeable lithium batteries.

What's the point? You'll never have a power source that will continuously run the watch.

>> No.53877046

this fuckin guy is one weird dude

>> No.53877053


>> No.53877090

is there such a thing as a watch under $1000 with a clean face (no day/date/daydate) and 100m+ water resistance with a respectable movement?

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>> No.53877131

I'm looking for a new watch, something stylish and classy without looking too old.

I already own a Tudor Black Bay (blue), are there any watches that are a little lighter and more fun?

The white Omega Deville's and the (possibly fake?) Mickey Mouse Rolex' look really good. But my taste is shit, so I ask you guys.

>> No.53877174

An Amphibia with a 2415B movement.

Vintage King Seiko with the 52xx series movements.

>> No.53877224
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Maratac SR-3

>> No.53877325

So, how was Basel World if some of you went there?

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>> No.53877662

Bumping for this question.

>> No.53877694

There's the upcoming SARX033 too

>> No.53877745
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fuck me you got me searching just to find this.

I think they finally did good on the design.

>> No.53878039

He's genuine Italian aristocracy.


>> No.53878216

And replica watches usually dont work exactly the same way due to different movements. But thats just an retarded argument. And yes most misuse the replica word in 90% of the cases.

>need to recreate the manufacturing methods and materials used to make the original the best you can
no this is just what autists believe since that would be replicating the MANUFACTURING process not the item. The item does not care how it is replicated unless it is key factor for the end result.

>Replica: a copy exact in all details
>2. any close copy or reproduction.

and you remember wikipedia calls them replicas and not fakes. Its just that you and a lot of people on /wt/ have their panties in bunch from a simple word since watches are mostly overpriced BRANDED garbage which holds very little real world value. And this comes from a guy who paid over 3.5k$ for a watch...

>> No.53878271
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Why cant your watch tell the temp, altitude, direction, weather, time, day, date, month and yr for only 42$?

>> No.53878326

Because I need it to survive water splashes.

>> No.53878362
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but anon its swim proof, even customer reviews confirm this

and even then you can get a Casio for a little more that has 100m WR and the same functions

>> No.53878368

>and even then you can get a Casio
Great, so why were you talking about dogshit to begin with?

>> No.53878404

they use same sensors which are used in much more expensive, well regarded brands. Thats why, and since it has more fucntions and more accurate then casio. Also casios are not THAT reliable.

>> No.53878434
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>it's dressy as fuck
Nice b8 m8

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>> No.53878486

>Digital watches
>Argues accuracy

This is a pretty poor attempt at both baiting and trolling. Honestly, next thread you're better off trying again, but Rotary vs Omega.

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>> No.53878556
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>> No.53878587

Not him because I'm a bitchwrist who find ABC watches to be gadgets. Think what he tries to say is that it uses the same gadget-sensors as the casio, not the same movement.

All digital watches use 9F / A110 movements though, right?
Chinkshit digitals gain/lose minutes per month.
That said my f91w gained roughly a second since late october.

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>> No.53878633

>they use same sensors
That's where shit stops. Casio has a long experience in making watches, which cheap brands simply have not, especially when it comes to power usage.

>more accurate then casio. Also casios are not THAT reliable.
Prove it faggot.

>> No.53878659

About time.

>> No.53878892
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New acquisition

>> No.53878916
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Had a 320d rental last week. Beautiful cars.

I'm gonna sell or trade in this Sinn for an Omega X-33 soon, either a first or second generation one. Aside aesthetics they are identical. I played with the new X-33 Skywalker in a store but the display wasn't as easy to read as in the earlier two models.

>> No.53878966


Annoyingly, Timefactors.com is closed to further orders until the 26th of April. I was going to order a strap earlier and saw the message when I tried to add it to my cart.

>> No.53879023

Casio buys their movements from seiko so u wot m8?

>> No.53879110

>ous 04/05/16(Tue)06:21:33 No.53877325▶
> >>538

Did you really have to go out to your car to take a pic of your watch? Geez the insecurity is strong in this one.

>> No.53879307

Watch in front of a steering wheel is a popular meme.

>> No.53879384

very nice! I got the black one and I'm enyoing it, I consider adding a white

>> No.53880191
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>The item does not care how it is replicated unless it is key factor for the end result.
News flash, the process determines the result and is very relevant. There's only a few times where different processes are truly interchangeable, and they're often earlier in the materials processing or coarse machining.

>Replica: a copy exact in all details
I'm not sure how you think that's inconsistent with anything I've said. Certainly you aren't stupid enough to think those Chinese mushrooms you yourself gave as an example are making a copy "exact in all details," they are only trying to barely mimic the most outward appearance of a well-made watch of whatever brand they are copying at the time. They don't care about any of the important technologies or qualities of actually well-made watches. This is a technology board, they aren't even attempting to take into account the details that theoretically should be important to us.

And this is why we know that people who buy those watches also don't care about any of the important technologies or qualities of well made watches in that purchase. They could almost always spend their amount of money on a vintage or modern piece thats engineering efforts were more focused on a quality movement, materials and finishing for the price rather than a maker that is dumping their budget into trying to copy an applied logo of a crown or print in the same font as some company actually making good watches.

This is not to say that all people with impressive watches necessarily care about, or even understand, the technologies that go into it. I'm sure we've seen lots of examples, online or offline, of individuals who have very expensive or well made watches for lots of mundane and uninteresting reasons, like trying to be a member of perceived 'club of nice-watch-havers' or trying to flaunt wealth.

>And this comes from a guy who paid over 3.5k$ for a watch...
Yes, I'm sure we're all very impressed.

>> No.53880274

What did it put in the water?

>> No.53880314

It was cotton candy.

>> No.53880364

Furfag, as much as you're really making a good counter argument against both his stupid claims and reps in general (And you really covered quite a bit here).

You shouldn't forget you're arguing with a retard.

>> No.53880527
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Nice Sinn, I'm not a huge fan of that strap though.

Right now my erection throbs the most vibrantly for 556i.

>> No.53880615

See >>53879307

Also >rental


556i is definitely way nicer than the 556a. Can't beat the simple designs sometimes.

>> No.53880694
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The version with indices also has a jetblack dial compared to the matte on 556A. Plus the date is at three-o-clock (feels more natural for me).

>> No.53881055


Why is the diving bezel "essential"?

You're not diving with any of those watches

>> No.53881219

It's very useful for timing, you don't have to dive to enjoy such a feature.

>> No.53881295

Are there any statistics on wrist sizes? I am curious if small wrists are really in the minority.

>> No.53881336

A cursory Google search says the average adult wrist size is 7.17 inches and correlated with height.

>> No.53881639
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Is it odd that I really like the worn out looks of this watch? Bought it this morning. My first Vostok, btw.

>> No.53881720

Despite the Vostok 2209 movement being pretty much bombproof, you might want to start praying that it's in better shape then the exterior of the watch.

>> No.53881879

What's the average wrist size in /wt/? Mine is 6.7".

>> No.53882006

Not necessarily weird, if you can pull off the look. If you can't, it will look really stupid, but I guess it doesn't really matter if you don't care.

>> No.53882061 [DELETED] 

It looks like a prop from stalker.

>> No.53882371
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The vendor says it was recently serviced and works well. I'll still say my prayers, though.

>> No.53883123

He could say what he wants. But these xoxols are dodgy little fuckers, you'll probably find a surprise in it at some point.

I'd advise you to order a new strap while you're at it.

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>> No.53883401
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Mine are about 7.2~

But some watches wear very oddly and somewhat uncomfy on me because of the large wristbone, so i wear them on it or slightly below it.

>> No.53883410


My bigga nigga.

>> No.53883446


Helson Skindiver first run.

>> No.53883539

Im a 16 years old boy and can't afford shit because Ive been buying shit for my pc and desktop, but I want a nice budget watch around 200 dollar. Right know I use the SNK809 and I like but think it's to small for my wrist.


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>> No.53883660


It's the reason why I'm starting to steer away from 40mm+ watches. Pretty much everything above that looks stupid.

>> No.53883705
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8.5", here.

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>> No.53883744

>genuine Italian aristocracy.

>> No.53883912

6.75 here, 40mm is my max case size.

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>> No.53883990

The spring is a little twisted.
It does that when it begins to rust.

>> No.53884083
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Looks fine to me, plenty of hairsprings have bends like that. They're not really supposed to be a perfect spiral shape. This Raketa for example may be all dirty and shitty and full of pubic hairs, but the hairspring itself is perfectly fine and you can see the distinct bends and the Breguet overcoil.

>> No.53884206

Well you may be right.
The twisted part could also be the result of a little shock when it was serviced.

>> No.53884221

Seems just slightly bent.

The real issue with it is that it's a franken with an incorrect bridge. It should be a 2209 not 2214.

>> No.53884278

Those Russians sure love to frankenstein their shit.

Here's another hairpsring with some obvious bends by the way. Unfortunately I don't have a close-up where you can clearly see the balance.

>> No.53884319

>16 years old
>38mm too small
You need a diet / taste, not a new watch.

>> No.53884321

Well, by the looks of things it's a Ukrainian seller.

And they usually make the most terrific frankens, especially those Luftwaffle Molnija ones.

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>> No.53884524
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Why would anyone buy a vintage Soviet watch, let alone a vintage Vostok when you can get a new one out of the factory for less than the cost of a vintage one? And dont tell me its because whorology or taste, because we both know Vostok is utter shit. I know I had more than one.

>> No.53884864

>still sperging
jesus christ

>> No.53885281

How long does a 6R15 last without servicing?

Bought a nice meme watch, but I wonder if I would have to service it like 5 years down the road or not, and how much would it cost me?

>> No.53885384
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Im so sorry to hear you fell for the horology meme, they are actually quite notoriously bad. Something between Malaysian child labour and cheaper mainspring metal

>> No.53885430

>buying anything but Quartz and Grand Seikos


>> No.53885545

I bought a Seiko on the information that the movements last longer than average without service. I haven't heard any numbers for 6Rs, but I've heard of 7Ss and 4Rs going for a decade or more.

6.75", 40mm max as well.

>> No.53885569

>How long does a 6R15 last without servicing?
Depends. Mechanical watches run for a long time. But accuracy is effected over time.

>but I wonder if I would have to service it like 5 years down the road
That would be a pretty typical time to service it if you want to keep it running well your entire life.

>how much would it cost me?
Probably about the same as the watch cost you

>> No.53885652
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>Suwa Seikosha

Hey, good job on getting the no-date version, as it avoids the 56xx movement's fatal flaw.

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it`s in the mail ... did I do good ?

>> No.53886443

What wood is your floor?
Would you wear a watch made out of it?

>> No.53886470

Do you make a shitload of money and just buy whatever you want, or do you just invest a substantial amount of your middle-class income into your preferred hobbies?

>> No.53886823

looks good

>> No.53887062

I know someone that has one and they love it. Nice choice, post pics when it arrives.

>> No.53887505
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Despite how much we shit on Omega I'd actually buy this watch if I had the shekels. I'd even deal with every future anal fisting Swatch and the co-axial movement has in store for me.

>> No.53887562

Omega do have some very nice pieces.
Trouble being, they believe themselves on the same level of desirability and quality as Rolex, and charge as much as them for a product that is not necessarily worth it. This is even more of a problem when taking into account the over inflated ego that watch makers get from putting "swiss made" on the dial.

>> No.53887587

Why'd they go with a hand design that gives it significantly less lume than possible?

>> No.53887652
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Sword hands are nice and all, but I bet they'd be prone to cracking after a few decades. Also this amount is prob good enough with modern lume.

>> No.53887804

motherfucker still didn't ship my new watch today

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Omega divers really don't do it for me at all, they look like toys or something and those scalloped bezels are awful. If anything I would pick the Aqua Terra, it's pretty nice looking. It looks more like a watch that should cost $500 or so, though. You could get two higher quality watches than an AT for the amount of money Omega charges for this shit.

The plain Speedmaster Professional is nice too but I guess it doesn't count since it wasn't a Swatch design.

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Thoughts? Found one cheapish

>> No.53888093
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Omega a shit
Rolex is king

>> No.53888121
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Honestly considering buying a Sinn. Really like the idea of having U-boat steel
inb4 german overengineering

>> No.53888155

there's literally nothing wrong with overengineering

>> No.53888237

there's nothing wrong with it, but they've been increasing prices due to attention from the WIS community and trying to use muh superior german engineering as a justification

>> No.53888261
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There's a lot wrong with it when it makes things needlessly complex and expensive to maintain as German things often are, but Sinn generally seems to do a pretty good job actually improving things with their high tech stuff rather than making them worse.

Too bad they kicked out Helmut Sinn and started jacking up prices and watering down the whole idea of Sinn watches.

>> No.53888336

Why are the new Seikos so fucking expensive?

>> No.53888358

this guy has a a scope on his forehead.

>> No.53888365 [DELETED] 

"(...) one of the thick watch styles the Invicta I-Force Men’s Chronograph makes a bold statement on the wrist with a robust, octagonal-shaped black ion-plated stainless steel case that measures 50mm in diameter and 20mm thick. The octagonal-shaped 18K rose gold-plated bezel surrounds the black dial with two sub-dials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers. Quality quartz movement inside provides time-keeping accuracy."

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I feel that the rise of Sinn's popularity in recent years is staggering and frankly offputting. Not to mention the number of "special/limited additions" they've been putting out which further dilutes the idea of a tool watch brand. Pic related is a camo U1, what the fuck were they thinking?

>> No.53888455

You mean the turtles?
Well, they're better finished than the SKX line, have a better movt with hacking (and one that isn't literally used on their 40$ watches), and try to appeal to people who wanted the vintage ones.

>> No.53888482
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another example of Sinn completely butchering the brand is the new "mother of pearl" dial on the 556

>> No.53888494 [DELETED] 

So did things only get worse in the watch world? Are there any good news at all?

>> No.53888722

>tool watch
>not even camo
what are you thinking

>> No.53888848

Overengineering can be fun. And you better consider it fun if you want to buy a Sinn, because it's the basically the selling point.

>Oh, your watch was sealed with regular air instead of an inert gas in the case? And you don't even have a small copper-sulfate window to monitor moisture levels inside the watch case over time? Don't you even know what moisture does to watch oils?!
All of that needs be be spoken with a German accent, of course.

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not a fan of pearl but these two look good

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No, it is not. An SKX doesn't look quite that small on me.

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>> No.53889515

is there a dateless version of this sinn

>> No.53889541

Strap too small.

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I want to put a display back on my amphibia but the original ones from meranom are huge compared to the normal. Is there some crystal casebacks for amphibia same size as the metal one?

>> No.53889879

there is ones on ebay.de but the watch will be no longer water resistant, the original one is bigger but it will retain the 200m wr

>> No.53890189


Nah, the new watches that will be out in may. SARX033 for example. I know it has diashield, but It's still pretty expensive.

>> No.53890314

I think the coating process is actually rather expensive and the bracelet and finish should be very high quality. Like the SDGMs they will be a very nice option in the $600 bracket.

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>> No.53890634
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>128mm diameter

>> No.53890665

>we want the galaxy note audience

>> No.53890712

The "Ubersmart" watch for uberidiots

>> No.53890735

Oh wait, that was posted april 1st. We'll need to wait at least 2 more years before Diesel comes out with a smartwatch -- right?

>> No.53891010

I agree and understand where you're coming from but at some point it just becomes ridiculous. Sinn already commands a significant premium and now they're charging even more? Quite frankly a slap in the face for consumers. It feels a bit like Stowa's fiasco granted Sinn actually does use quality materials and are "German made".

>> No.53891364

It cost me more than 15 dollars for a meal at McDonalds last time I was in Geneva

>> No.53892081


>> No.53892205


So many manlets here. You should kill yourself.

>> No.53892234

fatty alert

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