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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.

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>> No.54594395


>> No.54594459
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First for quality divers.

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1st for best G-Shock.

>> No.54594543
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Fourth for I like my cars manual and my watches automatic. I also like to sit on the gearstick and choke my dick with a nato strap.

>> No.54594561
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What's with all the Tag hate? Is everyone just poorfags? Not many of you post watches > $1,000.

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TAGs stink. They're literally overpriced Edifices with automatic movements. I've handled a blue Aquaracer a few days ago, there was absolutely nothing special about it. It ticks all the boxes needed for a <1000€ watch, but otherwise it's an uninspired, 14-year old-tier ugly bore. Old Heuer was a million times better.

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>> No.54594658


1000$ watch, 10$ tier finishing.

>> No.54594659

Because everytime we do it ensues into a brand name shitfest worse than normal and at least 80% get hounded about being fake.
Play it safe post advertising pictures

>> No.54594696
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135€ is a good price for a second hand Blue Ray Mako?

>pic related

I think I am going to fall for the automatic jew meme.

>> No.54594706

Oh god that Tag Hueue buying Seiko movements debacle. Hilarious.

>> No.54594727

In Europe it isn't too bad i guess.

But they can be much cheaper, and also the new Mako II is better.

>> No.54594733

Can your watch dive to 300m?

Because people are poorfags?

>> No.54594752

No one would have cared if they'd just bought crate of Seiko ébauches, made TAG-Heuer rotors for them and put "Japan mov't" somewhere on the watch. But the lie they tried to pull was just embarrassing. Not that TAG will ever lose a stinking shekel over it, most TAG buyers are semi-wealthy plebs and normies anyway, they'll never hear about the scandal, many of them never heard of Seiko for that matter.

>> No.54594768

And the damage control, it was hilarious.

>B-but we modified this movement so much it's ours, it has no longer the seiko spirit!

Followed by dozens of videos of people taking apart the movement and seeing it was compatible piece by piece with the original ebauche.

>> No.54594800

>Can your watch dive to 300m?
Can you dive to 20m?

>> No.54594809

I'm qualified on trimix. I can dive deeper than you.

>> No.54594816

>fake screws
Literally Casio-tier, only even they don't do it at this price point.

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>new Mako II

Why is much better? I didn't know there was a Mako II.

I am currently wearing a Massimo Dutti Pilot Quartz watch. Could you recommend me a diver for less than 230€? Citizen and SKX have the hands too short for me. Vostok is really cringe. What other options I have?

>> No.54594834

Great, finally someone with real world experience!
How does your TAG handle depths beyond 200m?

>> No.54594853

>implying you're even going to take that thing diving

That's really not big achievement, plus that's not a divers watch to start with.

You got 150$ Citizen Promaster/Eco-drives that are rated for 300meters and exceed that rating. Even the Citizen NY0040 which is rated for 200meters was tested to function down to a depth 500meters.

I'd rather take a run of the mill Amphibia as a backup diving watch instead of a Tag.

The Orient Mako and Orient Ray are both good choices (Along with the newer Ray II and Mako II)

Overall they just got rid of the 2o'clock pusher and added hacking and handwinding, which are big bonus points for 190$ watches.

Though, what do you mean by Vostok is really cringe?

>> No.54594859

Great, thanks. How about yours? No? How about your Sub? Didn't fucking think so.

>> No.54594866

Of course you can, I don't dive at all and I don't intend to.
Congratulations, you're the one person in this general who might have a reason to have a certified diving watch.

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Gaiz, should I get a modern 090 with the same dial and relume it like the old ones? How bad would it be to do it with the "vintage-style" brownish paint you see on homages?

>> No.54594912

I live in a landlocked country, so I militarize my diver instead to be a very rugged field watch. Post pics of your watch and gear pls, I'm genuinely curious how the big boys roll.

>> No.54594934

>samefag talking to himself

>> No.54595027

Poorfag poorfagging. Post yours.

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>Vostok is really cringe

I live in Spain, where communist and far left wing faggaots wear this "hurr durr communist stronk watch xDD". This is why.

Anyway, what is "hacking"?

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Fair enough, though the Amphibia line has inoffensive/non-commie dials. Komandirskie dials usually have that commie feel.

Hacking is when you pull the crown to set the time, and the seconds hand stops.

>> No.54595082

Hacking = pulling the stem will stop the second hand.

>> No.54595084

I don't have one. Neither do you. Prove me wrong.

>calls Amphibias cringe because communists in his communist latin shithole wear them
>what is "hacking"?

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Are Second Hand Watches worth?

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>> No.54595115

Reverse Google Image search this.

>> No.54595123

If you know what to look for and avoid fellow kikes like me you should be able to.

>> No.54595130

I'm definitely not the idiot one.

>> No.54595158

>caring about what others think and do instead of quality
>what is hacking?
End yourself.

>> No.54595172

Alright, so you're a TAG owner who's assblasted over people shitting over your poorly chosen watch, and instead of coming to term with the fact that you've made a big mistake (you know, like an adult), you instead throw a tantrum calling others poorfags (basically an ad hominem) and questioning the value of their expertise by pretending to somehow be more qualified to an opinion (MUH TRIMIX MUH 300m DIVES) on TAG than a hivemind of wrist-fedora rainmen.

TL;DR: post your diving gear, maybe even an underwater shot, with or without you TAG. Until then you're just some mad asshole with buyers remorse in denial.

>> No.54595196

>instead of coming to term with the fact that you've made a big mistake (you know, like an adult), you instead throw a tantrum
This. Can't expect anything else from a spaniard, really.
>Until then you're just some mad asshole with buyers remorse in denial
He'd still be one.

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I don't want to be associated with far left-wing pro-URSS scum kiddo

>> No.54595218

Is the Euromexican and the TAG-fag even the same guy?

>> No.54595314

>if it's expensive it's good

>> No.54595364

Ray and Mako are the names of two different models. The Mako is the one with the numbers on the dial and the tiny font on the bezel, the Ray is the one that looks good.
Anyway, I bought my brand new Ray for 125€, shipped.

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based tissot

>> No.54595411

What's so based about that turd?
>date window eating into the subdial
>instead of being at 3:30

>> No.54595423

>Vintage Seiko afficionados
>What usually causes the position of the date wheel to "change"? Apparently pushing in the crown on this one advances the date, so the pawl can't be broken, but why the fuck would the date wheel just shift like that?

Sorry, missed the second half of last thread. Most likely cause of a misaligned day or date wheel is that someone tried to use the quick-set close to midnight, and the wheel what partially advanced by the time and then full advanced by the quick-set, causing the gear to slip a few teeth and end up misaligned.

If the quick-set mechanism worlds then it should be an easy fix for a watchmaker to reset the day wheel properly.

>> No.54595449

>By the way, fat Canadian, if you are in here, there is a blue-dialed 5246 waiting for you.

Where? I'm definitely still looking for one.

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Is this more pleasing for your ocd

>> No.54595573

>subdials at 2, 6 and 10
>3, 9, 12

>> No.54595607

Can we all agree, /wt/ that Tissot is fucking shit as well, like almost everything in Swatch Group?

>> No.54595684

They are just another example of the decline of good brands.

Their older designs and models look far better than the current ones, and they used to make watches with decent movements as well.

One could argue they did okay on the Visodate, but how the fuck did they ignore the fact it is so god damn thick.

>> No.54595700

Correction, thick but with a god damn flat crystal instead of a proper domed crystal like it's supposed to be.

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Nice OP pic Mr. Stein.

>> No.54596069

If that is the case then I'm going back to revise my bid upwards.

Go to Buyee and search "5246". Warning, it costs many Canadabux.

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Nicely memed

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Small advice, it shares the same quickset and day/date mechanism as the 7009A movements. Tip Shane on it, since 7009A are piss cheap and easy to find for parts.


That 5246 has the pretty faceted crystal, shame it's in poor shape.

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Thanks for the tip m8, I'll be sure to let Shane know, because I'm now the proud owner of a Daini 7018. Can't believe how cheap it was compared to JewBay (although not as cheap as I was hoping to get it), hopefully the condition turns out to be good and the date mechanism works alright. If it isn't then I'll just track down some 7009. Shane should be able to figure out how to do a transplant since watches come as naturally to him as breathing. I guess this means that I'm going to be deferring my 52xx and "nice vintage Swiss" acquisitions some more.

As for the 5246, there is one that is basically in NOS condition. But it costs like 100,000 yen, which is way more than I would feel comfortable dropping on Yahoo Auctions.

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It looks okay to me.

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>haircut video on youtube

Ay dios mío, Carlos.

>> No.54596618

Thank you.
That looks pretty good actually yeah.
Where did you buy it?

>> No.54596675

I think you can still score non poo in the loo 7009A's for around 30~40$.

Also it seems that the 7009 based movements has a separate jumper to quickset the day and traditional date corrector quickset.

>> No.54596706

eBay, I can't remember the seller sorry.

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>watch thread on /g/
>everyone posts shitty smatches

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>sleeve tattoo
>skinny Vitamin D-deficient spaghetti arm
>Apple watch

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> he thinks thats a good look

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Will a TAG still be shit if it's an homage to the old Heuers? This one actually looks good.

>> No.54597304

I alnost feel ashamed to say that I would consider this. It's definitely one of the best looking things TAG has ever put out, but it's pathetic that they have to rely on the vintage designs from the old Heuer company to make a decent-looking watch. The movement also doesn't look that interesting, but I would have to do more research before coming to a conclusion. I don't like how they put the TAG logo on the movement.

For $5,000 you can also have a Springu Drivu, but it won't be a chronograph. However, I suspect the finishing will be better and the movement is certainly not ordinary at all.

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Yeah, I'll wait for a better deal on one of those. I literally paid less for my 5256-8010 than that.

>> No.54597391


Nice! Post pics once you get it. Also, if you need a new crystal for it look up the exact model number of the crystal and ask Shane to check local watch parts stores for it.

I got a couple of crystals locally that were still in stock at those watchmakers from the fucking 70s because no one orders them.

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>I don't like how they put the TAG logo on the movement.
But at least it's not on the dial.
Fuck those greedy alpine-kikes, I bet the original V7750/L5100 Heuers weren't anywhere near $5000 (inflation-adjusted).

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Did someone say Lemania 5100?

>> No.54597702

Got one yesterday $40

>> No.54597731

I could even get an Indian'd one for less, all I would need is the quickset assembly.


I wish people would stop using this word with cut-and-dry factual statements. But nice 52 KS anyways.

Vintage Seikofags, something I've realized over the past few days is that, while most watchfags get hard over a lot of Suwa products, more or less everything they ever produced was either unexceptional or plagued with problems, and all their mechanical movements eventually became extinct. On the other hand, Daini's movements live on into the present day. The 7000 caliber eventually evolved into the 7S26 and the 6R15, while the 5200 caliber went on to live in high-end Seikos and Credors. So in the end, Suwa's contributions were mostly discarded but they get a lot of the credit for being "innovative", while Daini's stuff forms the basis of modern mechanical Seikos and everyone has more or less forgotten about them.

>> No.54597742

The old ones probably still not 5k shekels

>> No.54597809

A Poo in the loo special or a decent one?

True, but do you really want to get your watchmaker the pleasure of scraping of bits of Indian DNA from the movement? (ye ye ultrasonic cleaner)

>> No.54597830

When will the Swiss ever make robust, sensible, no-nonsense chronographs again?

>> No.54597944

I do like the TAG mikrograph - seeing a 360,000 bph hand going around a watch dial is quite something, though I'm not a big fan of any of the dial styles they have out.

>> No.54598021

How much did you pay for the 5256?

>> No.54598171

>If I can't see the logo, it's not really from this company I don't like!
Stop lying to yourself. Those reissues aren't vintage watches.
Either get a vintage or stop saying "it's shit because it's Tag".
Yes most of what they do is shit, but it doesn't mean they can't release a good model.

>> No.54598357

Why the fuck is it so hard to find a UV light that's actually UV and not violet LED's?

Honestly, all I want to do is find out if some aspects of my dial are actual luminous or not.

>> No.54598369

>Yes most of what they do is shit, but it doesn't mean they can't release a good model.
Wait, we're talking about Rolex now?

>> No.54598424

I have a feeling Shane will not be able to find any parts for a 7018 in Toronto unless they're shared with a 7009. These things are rare as fuck and were never sold outside Japland.

I do love finding NOS stuff sitting in a warehouse though. When I used to get my stuff serviced at the Seiko AD, they managed to find a faceted crystal for a 6106 down in Phoenix. Apparently it had been sitting in some room for 40 years.

>> No.54598481

>over 1000$
>the finishing is dogshit
>the logo looks like some fucking gas station
>bezel doesn't even line up to itself

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>Always wear a terrorist watch at work
>Want something cheap that looks better
>Get a Seiko 5 SNK 809
>Looks and feels great
>Keep wearing my F91W at work


>> No.54598865
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It is domed m8.

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$1500 budget, bitch-wrists. Should I do it?

>> No.54598945

If you do then please don't wear it on your hand like that.

>> No.54598952

Is that on your wrist? If so you're good.
The Reduced is good, with the usual caveat of the subdial arrangement, which would be a dealbreaker for me.

>> No.54598955

Sure, if you can get it for 1500 that sounds like a good deal.

>> No.54598998
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Opinions on Longines?

>> No.54599077

A lot of not great designs, some decent stuff in their Heritage collection, which would be even better if they didn't want to shove date windows in every single watch.

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You had to pull off a shitty image of it didn't you?

Domed indeed, but still too thick and large for a dress watch at 42mm.

Also it's sapphire a dome instead of acrylic dome, but that's just nitpicking.

>> No.54599101

End it all now and save yourself the embarrassment.

>> No.54599120

Go for it.


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Yessir, I'm not a bloody idiot.

Not my pic, haven't had a chance to try it in the flesh. But even a full-size Speedy Pro looks reasonable on me so I know it'll be fine.

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What about Eterna?

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legend diver is one of the only designs i like, almost everything else looks horrible

from what i've seen a lot of middle-aged men wear longines in my country (because you can get them from most boutiques)

on the fence of pic related, but wouldn't buy it in any case

>> No.54599215


Well that's literally why all my vintage Seikos are Daini's.

The only caliber series I really would consider top tier from Suwa pre-1975 is the 62xx used in the Weekdater and 62GS.

I would consider the 45GS as the greatest pre-1975 GS model, and it was Daini produced. The 52xx is obviously superior to the 56xx, the 70xx to the 61xx, and the 51xx to the comparable Suwa calibers (that I don't remember).

>> No.54599254

I believe UV LED's kinda creep into the visible wavelength. I guess this could be helpful in not burning your retinas out with invisible radiation through your dilated pupils when working with UV light.

>> No.54599291

Maybe a stpid question but I have no idea about watches.

Are there some watches that can make a single beep sound every 30minutes? and can be turn off during the night? I'm rehabbing from an injury and need to exercise every 30 minutes.

>> No.54599359

In that case I say if you like it, go for it.

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Don't remind me of how great watch prices were back then ;_;

If the calculator is right then $220 would be around $1500 today.

>> No.54599376 [DELETED] 

>40mm + long lugs


When will the small wrist discrimination end?

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Was deciding on this over the seiko S-SARX017

>> No.54599418


$130 USD + shipping. Had it serviced and bought a NOS crystal but put in generic a sapphire crystal for the time being.

The thing runs between +0 - +1s/d


You'd be surprised. He found a NOS crystal for the 5256 King Seiko locally, as well as one for the LM Special. Who knows why Perrin had them though.

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Most digitals can be set to beep every hour, other than that you would probably have to set a timer. The G-Shock GW -56XX series has such a timer & is IMHO the best G-Shock anyway.

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Funny enough, all of the Seiko's i've ever owned were either modern or vintage Daini's.

But your disdain from Suwa Seikosha's products is a tad bit too far.

I wouldn't mind owning either a 5601 or a 5621KS/GS since they are good movements and lack the Achilles heel of the 56XX cals, the 5740-800X as simple and robust highbeats, and i got the Weekdater enroute.

613X chronographs with their clutch issues are a bit no-no though.

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Another ETA/Swatch brand that's just a set of letters printed on the dial living off the onl glory. No independence whatsoever, they're targeted for consumers who can afford more than a Tissot but not an Omega (i.e. Longines is strategically never allowed by their masters to produce anything better than Omega).

Died and resurrected a few times, now belongs to a HK company, but supposedly it's the same Grenchen-based manufacturer it used to be. Has some alright-looking watches, some have Selita movements, some in-house.

They have a neat in-house movement, the cal. 39, which is supposedly a Mr. Potato Head movement, where you could outfit the basic handwound movement with all sort of drop-in modules, like automatic complication, calendar complication, chronograph module and so on.

Also they're not owned by Swatch.

>> No.54599661

Where can I get Komandirskie internals to replace an old USSR model that stopped running?

>> No.54599668

Buy another one off eBay?

>> No.54599697


Where can I get a new strap like that?

>> No.54599728

What do you think about the Orient Bambino?

>> No.54599737


Casio MTP-1239DJ

>> No.54599781


Too big

>> No.54599797


Fair point on the 56x1 and the 5640 in addition to the 62xx Weekdaters and GSs

>> No.54599807

Actually, the 45 would be the only Daini caliber I can think of that has perennial problems. Snapping mainsprings destroying the cannon pinion... Not a great design feature. Suwa's 5740 was dead simple in comparison but it is probably my favourite caliber from them, and one of the few early Hi-Beats with no drama.

Holy fuck that is cheap. I now feel like I got ripped off on the 7018. The timekeeping is also exceptional. Thank fuck nobody knows about this movement, keeps the prices sane.

Suwa had some interesting stuff and they were often the first to do something (ie, first automatic chronograph). Daini seems to have sat back and thought about stuff a lot more, but there are some absolutely great Suwa products out there.

I really don't know what the fuck they were thinking with the 6139 and the 6138. The cases look great but that chronograph wheel is just such a fucking amateur, stupid design. Something that should have been fixed after the initial rush to beat the Swiss at their own game.

By the way, is it true that Seiko is thinking of modifying the 6R15 to create a chronograph movement? If so, it will effectively be the modern 701x.

>> No.54599824

Might not be compatible. What movement is in yours?

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>That part of the Bible
nice watches tho

>> No.54599967


No clue on the 6R15 chronograph. Haven't heard one bit about any new Seiko atuo-chronographs except for a few new 8RXX based models like the SARK005.

But essentially if they will, it would be close to a 701X. The 6R15 has it's roots in the 7002/7005/7009 movements, which were the base for the 701X chronographs. However it depends on how Seiko will design the chronograph layer, which was the ingenious part about the 701X chronographs.

About fucking time somebody noticed.

>> No.54600077

Damn, that blue dial looks good.

I'll consider it but I was thinking about something not so serious.

>> No.54600094

It's actually pretty nice that it is an automatic, handwinding your watches is a bitch

>> No.54600098

What was so good about the 701X's chronograph design? Genuinely curious because for the longest time I was thinking of buying a 6138 but now everyone says they're shit.

It would be fucking fantastic if Seiko just. did a modern reissue of the jumbo 6138 with an 8R movement that doesn't break. Do they have any idea how many watch autists would line up for that?

>> No.54600122

Sea-gull Rodina or Tisell Bauhaus?

>> No.54600154
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Where can I get a watch with kike moonrunes?

>> No.54600162

Tisell for the Miyota, though it's a shame to give up the Harley Davidson winder of the Rodina

>> No.54600255

What made the 701X chronographs so good is that they were true flyback chronographs. You could press on the button to reset it without stopping the chronograph first, something the 613X seriescouldn't.

They chronograph layer was much more simple, and thus also much more robust. The 613X has a chronograph clutch gear/wheel, which runs when the chronograph runs. If you stop the chronograph the clutch stops working and pressure is added on the clutch till it breaks. Those clutches are the main aspect of the watch, so if it breaks the watch is fucked, and no aftermarket replacements for this.

Spencer K. explains the latter better then me.

>> No.54600374

I got it from eBay, I can't remember the seller sorry.

>> No.54600392
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Try finding an ADI, made in Israel. I believe they're still used by the IDF, but might be replaced with the Marathon Navigator as the issued beater for poorfags.

>> No.54600411
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Wrong pic. That's the currently available version. Seems like they're declining in quality.

>> No.54600433

Funny enough they are a rather rare sight here.

I forgot to mentions that the 701X chronographs had several interesting variants. Especially the 7016 with the stacked register.

>> No.54600437
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dont be a retard anon

>> No.54600452



Isn't that Adolf Hitler's nickname?

It looks like a poor man's SKX desu,
How's the quality? And how much do these go for?

>> No.54600457

Any poorfucks recommend the best thing to get? I rock an older Timex but would like to get a new watch

>> No.54600484

>new strap comes in mail
>realize the old unmarked leather strap on my Hamilton was actually 17mm, not 16 like I assumed
>panic cause what if my date notices my exposed lugs and calls me out on it
Damnit, these are rookie mistakes

>> No.54600500

is he cute?
he probably wont care, your hamilton belongs on a speidel anyway

>> No.54600504


>> No.54600506

That doesn't look very good.

>> No.54600541
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don't be a meme seb, you know it's that Asian chick I met
>and that my spiedel is too big for my wrists ;_;

>> No.54600542

Pretty good dressy watch, especially for the price.

>> No.54600573
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Yeah, but winding it when taking your morning shit isn't that bothersome. It's just that the hand-wound version costs too much for me right now.

>> No.54600577
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then re size the speidel
its only the second hardest thing I've ever resized

and how would I know you're wasting your time with some shitty girl, I'm not subscribed to your tumblr

>> No.54600594

What style do you want?
Are you interested in mechanical watches?

>> No.54600603
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About 100$ on eBay i think.

I've seen one in person a couple of months ago.

A guy was impressed by my former 7002 and we chatted a little. I was first surprised by how much does it look like a SKX, and they do feel like a cheaper version of one.

>> No.54600638

Because coincidentally enough that Hamilton came on a spiedel and one of my friends who browses /wt/ knew that
But somehow you weren't him

>> No.54600640
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Notice what? I read Hebrew ;]

>> No.54600671

I was thinking about getting a Casio calculator watch, but I do enjoy Diver style watches.

>> No.54600767
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hamiltons belong on speidels

>> No.54600855

I actually thought about getting a 7016 but I'm not a huge fan of the Monaco design, and the round ones are even rarer than 7018s (which in turn are rarer than 7015s). Still, the atacked register is something REALLY special, because for a while I think Seiko was the only manufacturer that had actually accomplished it. Omega and Patek Pahjeet didn't come out with stacked registers until about 20 years later.

Surprisingly (or perhaps unsurprisingly), Asian chicks don't care about your mechanical watch unless it has a Rolex crown or an Omega cockring on it. You can spend all day talking about how great your 52 caliber is, but at the end of the evening it still says "Seiko" and she still thinks you're an autistic weeb.

>> No.54600928
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Not that anon, but i have a budget of £2000. I want an automatic watch and there's nothing that i see within this budget that i like.
Seiko seem to do high quality watches for not a bad price. The S-SARX017 is something i've been eyeing, i can't afford a Grand seiko but this seems like the best option.
Whats your opinion?

>> No.54600987

Well, there is a dutch ebay seller that just sold a 7015 for less then 150$.

He usually has super cheap King Seiko's and Type II's but i can't buy from him for a rather stupid reason that made him PMS rage rather hard.

Get the SARX015 instead.

>> No.54600999
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I didn't post that, was busy with muh oak between swiss meme post and now.

Rate strap combo

>> No.54601033

Kinda dig it when it's on the NATO more, post cat

>> No.54601054
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Nato chews my dress cuffs tho

>> No.54601055


I don't really want to buy used watches, but why the 015 over the 017?

>> No.54601057

Not Nato/10

Which is good enough in my book. Also checked.

>> No.54601069


Thanks for the info!

>> No.54601072


I don't really want to buy used watches, but why the 015 over the 017?

I think i'm starting to see the swiss meme. From my research it dosen't seem like it's worth buying Swiss unless your spending £5000+

>> No.54601100

Not sure i follow.

Either how, the 015 is the same watch but with a far superior bracelet. You can buy a (a much better) strap later but not a bracelet.

>> No.54601149

Just go short sleeves, not like it's *that* cold in swedeland right now

>> No.54601161


thanks anon, might get a SARB033 as well

>> No.54601215

SARB017 will look more unique.

>> No.54601233


it's pretty ugly desu senpai

>> No.54601265

It's like the Amphibia, you either love it or hate.

>> No.54601382

There's the Casio MDV106 if you want to stay cheap/quartz. It is quite big though, but quality should be good.

>> No.54601412

Those reflections make it look really good in that picture.
I'm kind of sad I wasn't there for the Bagel meme.

>> No.54601454


i think the Seiko SDGM003 looks better.

>> No.54601468

It does, but it's also 50% more.

>> No.54601494

OG g-shock
40 bucks and it'll outlast you

>> No.54601563
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It's huge and also


>> No.54601581
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I own 0 short sleeve button ups.
Nato and tshirt p comfy summer fit though, however I own 0 blue tshirts.
Chronostrophe Baglé Bleu doesn't fit on leather?

>> No.54601639
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u got a small wrist boi?

>> No.54601654

p o l o

>> No.54601690

Get a hawaiian shirt :^)

>> No.54601696

Also AUTOMATIC is a far lesser sin than huge fucking paragraphs ala rolex/tudor

>> No.54601704

40mm is pretty huge

>> No.54601721

If you have tiny girls wrists maybe

>> No.54601738

only tool watches should be that big

>> No.54601751

Post your cute wrists anon.

>> No.54601766

already did

>> No.54601789
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r8 my dudes

>> No.54601798

/wt/ my SARB 017 fell of my wrist onto tiled floor and is now losing 15 sec a day.

hold me.

>> No.54601812

I chucked my diashock seiko 5 down a flight of stairs and its still +5 a day

>> No.54601814


>> No.54601843

Do you actually shoot with that watch? I assume the answer is no.

>> No.54601847

guess I got unlucky. Stairs were carpeted?

>> No.54601864
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Picked this up the other day, i know it's unusual but i like it

>> No.54601869
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>> No.54601872

I have a few times
usually in one of my divers though

nope, and I threw it hard

>> No.54601878
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>tfw when you 3133 falls crystal first onto a tile and it chips a piece of the tile off.
>tfw when it still runs as it did at -5 secs a day


>> No.54601891
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>> No.54601893 [DELETED] 

Oh, a Datejust :)
>clicks to enlarge

>> No.54601909

Not sure what's worse, guess I'll just roll up my sleeves.

You're the reason 42mm dress watches exist.

You should consider upgrading to a 5127/1J

>> No.54601910


>> No.54601914
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right way round

>> No.54601924

Holy shit! How tiny are your wrists?

>> No.54601942

no real reason

>> No.54601943

Oh, a Datejust :)
>clicks to enlarge

>> No.54601961

looks more like an explorer than a datejust anyway dumbo

dont make two posts next time :3

>> No.54601965

you have something against polo shirts punk

>> No.54602007

rolled up sleeves on casual buttoned shirts is p great

3 even rolls

>> No.54602011
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Has anyone had some experience with alpha watches, how's the quality and accuracy?

>> No.54602024
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forgot to quote :(
You're right with the numerals, the dial made me think DJ though

>> No.54602029


>consider upgrading

For what purpose

>> No.54602062

Why do so many watches try to look like Rolex

>> No.54602070

because rolex is the most well known luxury brand.

>> No.54602074

How's the Bagel meme train and why I'm late?

>> No.54602092
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>> No.54602109
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It's a knockoff of the 116000 you plebian. Which doesn't come with a date. The datejust only comes with date, but never with explorer dial. This is the only one that's similar, but it's an aftermarket customisation.

>> No.54602190

>bagel has a date and blue dial
>thumbnail made me think date just


>> No.54602227

you need a new perscription or somthing anon
I can clearly see the triangle and numbers from the thumbnail

>> No.54602300
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>> No.54602310

Autists will argue anything, I'm just saying what i saw at a quick glance before clicking it.

>> No.54602331

You really will argue anything, its true.

>> No.54602337

I believe they're around 6" in circumference. It severely limits me when looking for grail watches as most anything with a l2l of greater than 50mm hangs off my wrist

>> No.54602340
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let's post some watches

>> No.54602369 [DELETED] 

Anyway, that bagel is dog shit, maybe you can afford a DJ or explorer one day ;)

>> No.54602396 [DELETED] 

was meant for >54602331

>> No.54602405

looks like a cheap shitty submariner

I would stay away. 3 atm? lmao

>> No.54602421

Another Rolex knockoff.

>> No.54602428

Iktf I have 6.2" wrists but your's really look tiny in that picture. Best of luck

>> No.54602440

That's what Alpha does. It's chinese rolex copies.

>> No.54602477

Why buy them then? fucking Chinese.

>> No.54602496
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>> No.54602567
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>> No.54602582

Because they're cheap. At least one anon has their Daytona PN copy, which has a legit chrono movement, and is actually one of the cheapest mechanical chronographs you can buy.

>> No.54602591

If it isn't on the meme aproved list it is shit.

This is how this thread works.

>> No.54602628
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Looks more like a Tudor Prince Date with this Ranger style dial to me.

>> No.54602652
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>> No.54602655

What does /g/ think of Rolex? considering getting one

>> No.54602656
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tfw no bagel

>> No.54602690

Decent watches, hilariously overpriced. Boring designs.

>> No.54602700

Complete normie brand, mostly bought as status symbols. Some very bad designs.
But they're actually really good watches, super well made. They're never amazing, as they're mostly tool watches without complications that riff on the same old designs. But for what they are, there isn't much that competes.

>> No.54602710

So i found this guy selling the Orient Ray Raven for 194$. Is it worth it? And ofc its used '


>> No.54602724

No. It's boring.

>> No.54602743
File: 80 KB, 1280x720, Top.Gear.S22E03.720p.WEBRip.AAC2.0.H.264-iPRiP.mkv_snapshot_00.31.34_[2016.05.17_22.27.32].jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

what's the watch?

>> No.54602762

>cheapest mechanical chronograph
The cheapest 'anything' will always break. The fact it's also copying another brand makes it terrible. The whole point of owning a mechanical watch as opposed to a cheap quartz IMO is to have a nicely crafted item that will last. Chinese copies go against everything horology stands for and is therefore dog shit tier garbage.

>> No.54602764

What's the best watch currently on orbit?

>> No.54602789

Not really. The plating will show scratched and eventually flake. Plating is almost never a good idea.

>> No.54602797

Soviet movements are generally tempered harder than Western movements. Of course this makes it more brittle. A part either snaps or it doesn't but it won't bend.

>> No.54602819
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>> No.54602826
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Get either the Milgauss or the Pepsi GMT. These are the only two that aren't boring.

>> No.54602842




>> No.54602860
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oh great Trump-sama please bring Elgin back when you become leader of the free world!

>> No.54602879

What kind of watch would The Batman be wearing in 1939?

>> No.54602885

I like the Milgauss but without the green sapphire. Pepsi GMT looks good but i would prefer to buy a new model. I like the no date Sub too.

>> No.54602958
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There is a current Pepsi GMT, though it's all white gold, not SS.
Don't know how white gold compares to SS, is it a step up or a step back (apart from price and bling)?

>> No.54602961

>no date Sub
inb4 ninegag butts in

>> No.54602996

Honestly, the explorer would look so much better without

Just makes the dial look untidy.

>> No.54603051

Chap here who was asking about lume painting in previous thread.

Turns out the jeweller in town sends all watch related work off to a tAgHUEHUEHUE, Omega, and Rolex approved workshop somewhere up


way. So in a word, yes, they're willing and able to do lume painting. Asked about pricing, they're going to get around to ringing up, as it's not something they get asked to do very often, if ever, so they can't provide a rough estimate like they can for general servicing or dial restorations.

>> No.54603072

Tomorrow I got an oral exam in watchmaking and I'll have to wear a suit. Should I wear a vintage gold-plated watch with silver dial, and black leather strap, or an F-91W on a green nato?

>> No.54603141

Depends on the suit, and general formality of the occasion.

The implication of a vintage could go one of two ways.
One, you like watches.
The other, you're a tryhard hipster who wears shit because why not.

F-91 in itself goes with just about anything, not 100% sure on the green nato though.

>> No.54603201

The current pepsi is Grail tier, but way over my budget. looking to spend around 8k

>> No.54604606


I went to a Rolex dealer and they didn't have any GMTs out and I asked if they had any and the lady said yes and showed me the yacht masters. I didn't say anything.

>> No.54604806
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Looks like a Rado r5.5 to me.

>> No.54604862
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You should wear one of these, it will show you are truly interested in the finest aspects of horology.

>> No.54604878

that's gotta be it
thanks a bunch man

>> No.54604983
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James sure loves his rados. Super jelly of his JLC memovox though.

>> No.54605022

well of them three James is the only one who appears to have any clue
Hammond goes for the Cheshire special and Jezza is Jezza

>> No.54605047

I hope hammond still gets the piss taken out of him for that t-touch.

>> No.54605098

JC has a couple of IWCs amongst other watches

>> No.54605560
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Got back my Scubapro 500 after around $200 and a few weeks in service.

I posted the before shots here some weeks ago (where some people said I shouldn't bother and that it was probably dead). Used to belong to a gone relative, it's from the 70s, found it in my flooded attic where at least 15 years had passed since somebody touched it.

Movement still worked but it had to be completely taken apart, cleaned, lubricated, regulated and reassembled. The gold rotor had some permanent discoloration loss where it had signs of oxidation/tarnish, but otherwise the movement looks flawless and shiny again.

Pretty happy with how it turned out. The strap is a placeholder until my leather NATO arrives.

>> No.54605609

That cleaned up beautifully well actually.

Quite surprised that amount of work only cost you $200

>> No.54605632

Not bad. Is that 12 marker on the bezel filled with lume now?

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>> No.54605923

Yep, he completely relumed the hands, dial and added lume to the 12 bezel since the original paint/whatever on that marker was gone.

It's Brazil and our currency is shit now, so last year that would've been around $350.

Still, $350 for all that work, a complete relume and the new strap (though it's a pretty cheap one) is a pretty great deal imo.

>> No.54605968

>is a pretty great deal imo.
Extremely good.
Dial restorations at my workshop of choice run £200 alone. Yet alone a full service and clean to the degree your watch received.

>> No.54605994

Thats definitely not a decent one.

Thats a poo in the loo special.

>> No.54606004

Mind posting the movement at all?
Before images are not necessary, but appreciated.

>> No.54606039
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Where can I get something like this that won't make me poor?

>> No.54606049

Probably that rotating rack at Wallmart.

>> No.54606068

I can't find shit with a pulsometer/asthmometer that doesn't cost like $3k

>> No.54606076

Probably some vintage Landeron, Venus or Valjoux based chronograph.

I think Zeppelin made a couple of similar models.

>> No.54606149
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Unfortunately I only have the before shots.

I don't have a wrench on me right now and I don't feel like making a duct tape ball and removing the gunk afterwards. I'm still on the honeymoon phase.

Still, the movement looks pretty much pristine now apart from the rotor.

All the bronze/copper-ish discoloration you see on the rotor ended up being worn down to the steel when it was cleaned. Everything else looks clean and shiny now, though.

>> No.54606195

Was expecting far more damage to the movement honestly.
Those seals held up very well to prolonged submersion.

>> No.54606249

Shoulda taken a picture of a funny fake Omega I saw today in a pawn shop.

But I found a nice french bistro nearby, so I'll probably get a 2nd chance

>> No.54606265

I think the only exposure was through the crown tube since the crown fell off.

Still, this is a 45-ish year-old watch that had been submerged (for months at a time on occasion) for at least a good part of past decade. I can't think of a better demonstration of Swiss quality and a better fitting name than 'Scubapro' for this one.

>> No.54606291

Did they atleast recognise it as a fake, or were fooled by pajeet?

>> No.54606428

They had it listed as 180 dollars. So I think they knew. But the fact that they bought it in the first place means they may have been fooled. They may have had it listed for much more at some point

>> No.54606571

You need to get the concrete underneath the tiles checked for cracks

>> No.54606605

requesting opinions on best divers in their price point (in USD)


>> No.54606646

forgot to mention prices are for new watches at the lowest price

also, brands to look out for in the diver watch market would be appreciated. Thanks

>> No.54606778


Sub 100
Vostok Amphibian

Sub 200
Seiko 007 because lume and actually ISO certified

Sub 300
Still Seiko 007
Obris Memegan honourable mention but doesn't have "real" certification and diving with it voids the warranty lmao

Sub 400
Steinhart Meme because 2824 with 300m diving certification not that it's really worth a damn, just know it's Chinese case and assembled/regulated/QC in Switzerland

Sub 500
Seiko Prospex

Sub 600
Any SKWALEEEE (Squale) you like; the cases are actually made in Switzerland for a change. Meme brand but good quality, unfortunately they are stuck in the 70s for design, their CEO speaks little English and they have not one but two toddlercore logos on all their dials

Sub 700 Halios if you must have a 500m WR; it's cool marketing but still Chinese

800 to 900 there's literally nothing new

1000 there's nothing again

And then there's a power gap to 1300 where you can get the Sinn U1 which is kraut magic Stahl and 1000m WR. But it has Lego hands, which I personally like but trigger some peoples autism

You really asked for a shit category. To be totally honest, and I say this as a guy with a Sinn and Damasko, the Amphibian and Seiko 007 are essentially all your diving needs at less than 200 bucks. Everything above is basically circlejerk and not even that much better until you hit the U1 at 1100 bucks more. While It is better imo it's not a 1000% increase in price WORTH of better and the meme technology isnt always worth it as I found out when a repair for my 856 cost more than most I've had on my fucking car

>> No.54606857

>Divers under 1k


>> No.54606879
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Is that a scratch on the crystal still? Could have at least added some orange pigment to the bezel, and perhaps also the second hand lume. The sunburst brushing from the case is also gone, but which seems to be a difficult thing to restore. Otherwise looks great considering. Enjoy.

>> No.54606891

Over. Killed when they inflated the prices, despite increasing the quality (new movements). WUS still gargles the Bagelnauts but the guy in here who owns one isn't too happy with his. Just buy a Seiko 5 instead.

>> No.54606911
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Never listen to tripfag.

>> No.54606943

>Is that a scratch on the crystal still?
Yeah, it is. Unfortunately it was there from the beginning. Do you think it's possible to polish it out or something?

>and perhaps also the second hand lume
He applied lume to the second hand, or am I not getting what you mean?


>> No.54606967

Always listen*

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Thank you for the effort and time you've taken to respond.

I've taken a look at the vostok and skx when my interested of diver watches were piqued a few weeks ago.

I started youtubing and going thru /g/ and /fa/. Went thru dozens of jewelry stores and my lust for watches is halfway into the rabbithole.

really really want the Tudor Pelagos, but the price is damn prohibitive. The Borealis Sea Hawk makes more sense. Just really like the blue bezel/blue dial and snowflake hour and second hand.

regarding seiko's prospex line, what automatic diver watches are alright?

sbdc025, sbdc039, etc

Really like the blueness of the Squale but the design is a bit off for me.

opinions on tauchmeister?

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>> No.54607160

Tauchmeister is junk fake chink brand

All Prospex are good

Borealis are never in stock and are thick as a fucking skyscraper, not worth it imo and also you're paying hundreds for Chinese watches with ??? QC and quality imo

>> No.54607203

What is a good price for one of those?

>> No.54607247
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Me and the boys have started rolling people for their watches. Any of you guys interested in some hot watches for cheap?

Pic related, what you see before your watch gets taken

>> No.54607292

I fucking love the look of the Borealis. I wish it wasn't a microbrand(?) watch company. I don't even care if the movement was from seiko. I think the company is based in Portugal but the manufacturing is in China?

is the sbdc025 the third generation black monster?

I much prefer the date instead of the day/date imo.

contemplating on buying the sbdc025 in a few weeks.

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>That rust on the winding mechanism

Pahjeet should have stayed out of the Ganges.

Mate that seal is completely shot. I don't know what was keeping the moisture out, but Lord knows it was not that thing.

>unfortunately they are stuck in the 70s for design

What exactly do you mean by "unfortunately"? The 70s were fucking gnarly.

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>> No.54607878

Oh well $40 for a work watch. Won't cry if i break it

>> No.54607909
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Opinions on Sea-gull?

>> No.54607995

Got any gold meme Invictas?

>> No.54608025

>Mate that seal is completely shot.
The seal fell apart when I opened it.

>> No.54608045

I really like it, i haven't seen one in person so my thoughts are along the lines of, "is the quality equal to the price? "
I would pay the asking price if it had euro or jap tier finish on the watch.

>> No.54608052

Is it worth replacing the crystal of a scratched watch?

Is it worth paying extra for it to be sapphire?

Also, how expensive in general would that be (not curved crystal, flat)?

>> No.54608063

Goddammit you post this quite often, but I can't hate that because that is such a good looking watch

>> No.54608225
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Eh, it's probably in better shape than this.

>> No.54608238
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Maybe the movement's OK...

>> No.54608284
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...or not

>> No.54608331

oh fugg x---D

>> No.54608368

I totally looked at that one.
Yeah mine was the best of the cheap lot. I almost didn't because no one was bidding on it.
Will post pics when i get it
At any rate it was $40 ill just not donate money to India anymore if it turns out to be Shit

>> No.54608408

Depends on how much the scratches annoy you.
Also unless the watch came with a sapphire option originally you may not be able to get an upgraded crystal for your watch.
Sapphire is definently worth the money if you wear the watch day to day

>> No.54608425

Is that discoloration from smoke or water?

>> No.54608442

>unless the watch came with a sapphire option originally you may not be able to get an upgraded crystal for your watch.
It came with mineral. It's a vintage watch. Why wouldn't an upgrade be possible? Don't watchmakers make custom crystals?

>> No.54608558

Alpha has a new chrono with tach on dial for 200

>> No.54608635
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It's not really easy to polish anything other than acrylic without the proper tools, but it is possible, if not just replacing it. Seeing as they polished the case just fine (arguably ruining it) I'd be rather bothered that your watchmaker took care of everything except the crystal.

I also mean apply orange-tinted lume paint, perhaps with orange-glowing superluminova pigment too versus the usual yellow/green C3. (The color of the paint itself and color of the glow are separate.) To me the orange is most of that watch's charm, not unlike the modern Eterna Kontiki Super, and now it's missing it. You can still have it redone if you want.

>> No.54608662

>Seeing as they polished the case just fine (arguably ruining it)
How's that exactly?

>> No.54608745

>I also mean apply orange-tinted lume paint
>To me the orange is most of that watch's charm
The Scubapro 500 originally only had green lume, not orange.

The only orange parts were the 12 marker on the bezel, which was not lume, and the actual second hand (still with the dot of green lume).

The only thing he changed was adding lume to the otherwise ruined 12 marker on the bezel.

I'll see if he can polish the crystal or just replace it completely, though. You have a point. It could have been better.

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I hope you enjoyed giving that $40 donation to Suresh, now he can feed his family for a month.

It's a Time Sonar, they all had dark glass display casebacks. In the 1970s. It was a huge deal at the time.

>> No.54608839
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Many watch cases from that era employed this sunburst brushing pattern, so it loses some of its identity without it. The sharp edges of the case are another factor, as polishing smooths them out. Typically this is only done when the case is in incredibly poor shape, as recreating the original finish is even more difficult. Also, me personally, if you already have a worn bezel insert and dial, or anything else, polishing just creates further mismatch.


I don't mean make all of the lume orange, just the bezel and second hand, and that's only a secondary consideration after making the paint itself orange like it should be.

>> No.54609154

Tsunami special?

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Is this deviation okay for the 7S26?

>> No.54609367

I can get one for you


>> No.54609455

need a good analog watch


simple look

thank you

>> No.54609652


>> No.54610673

No they usually don't, they are made on machine production lines with special tooling for each type of watch

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