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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:

>> No.55316979

Nice watch, fatty.

>> No.55317027

Thank you friendo.

>> No.55317033

Sumo is kinda meh with the camel toe and garbage tier insert. Shogun if anything.

Though it's either a SARG005 or a SARX015.

>> No.55317783
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>> No.55318497
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>tfw so many good watches
>tfw don't have György Soros money

>> No.55318591
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post what you're wearing faggots! no cheating, if you are a naked wristed hooomo still gotta post.

>spacing out today

>> No.55318631
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Anybody know what bezel this is? I can't seem to find it online

>> No.55318711
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This one:

You're in luck that it's still available. It's pretty good, only two real downsides:
>snapping it on the watch was pretty fucking hard
>lume pip is symbolic at best

Also available in blue and green.

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Since i'm finally home and got rid of the perloned F91.

Poljot and beret.

There we go famalam.

Should be a pretty hefty stock since they are home made this time.


>> No.55318749

Thanks boys. Definitely getting one. The vostok looks gr8 with it on

>> No.55318799
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Penis quartz.

>> No.55319280
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One arm tan from driving cross country with one arm out the window
Could b worse

>> No.55319335
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This is now one of the comfiest watches I own.

>> No.55319361

t. guy who owns 2 watches

>> No.55319539
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my new baby

>> No.55319567

Try 17. It is very much a poorfag collection though.

I'm currently at work wearing >>55318799

>> No.55319582

Shame you didn't go for the proper clone or a real one to boot. 3133 at least.

The Tachymeter ring and text looks off, so is the date.

>> No.55319657
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My Hamilton Navy Pioneer

>> No.55319706
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And the back

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>> No.55319869

>17 poorfag watches
Why do this? With their combined cost you could have gotten a few good watches that you can wear regularly (and have decent resale value of you want to trade), instead of a bloated collection that mostly sits in your drawer, too shitty to even use as home decor.

>> No.55319967

How should I wear the SARB033, a little bit too thight or a little bit too loose? The single microadjust is shit and I gotta do with one of the two solutions.

>> No.55319984

anybody got a Seiko 007?
thinking about getting one.. seems pretty operator

>> No.55319988


>> No.55320019

I've had one for a while, might even get another one again.

They are alright, but a new bracelet and or strap are a must.

>> No.55320021
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why wouldn't this be a real one? the angle of the picture just sucks.
it's this one http://www.strela-watch.de/product/co42cyb/

number 097 with a real 3133 with blued screws. the watch comes from julian kampmann, i think a very reputable seller.

>> No.55320095

It's not a real Strela nor is it like the rest of the slightly better clones with the better date window placement and Tachy text. Julian is well known though, no issues with that.

A real Sterla would have the 3017 movement.

>> No.55320170

With a dress watch, you want to wear it tight enough that it won't move on its own, but loose enough that you can shake it out of your sleeve to look at the time. Follow the pinky rule (you can slip your pinky under the strap).

>> No.55320225

so which ones are you referring to, the 38mm variants? this is a 42mm one.

>> No.55320230

Meh, that solution might work for people that don't have bitchwrists, for us enough space to let a pinky through is a huge amount of space.

>> No.55320232

mah nig. how long it take you to find that?

>> No.55320258

Yeah, those that are closer to the original.

But if that's a 42mm gimme a wrist pic. I haven't seen one in the wild.

>> No.55320276

and obviously it's a remake of the original, but it does have a 3133 movement. and what's wrong with the date window? where should it be then? they're always in that position

>> No.55320329
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here, shitty pic because it's pretty dark in here so phone has difficulty to focus

>> No.55320340
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Had pic related (GW-M5610-1ER) for about a month now and I love it, it feels nice knowing it's built to survive plus solar power is nice my one concern is I read the batteries last a decade, in a decades time will I be able to get the battery replaced at a watch shop or will I have to hope the watch is still in production?

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and a pic of the lume

>> No.55320364

Also if you're wondering why I went digital my dad used to wear them when I was a kid and when i had nightmares he'd let me use there light as a sort of mini night light so I prefer digital

>> No.55320415

I was looking around for a few months and I saw a listing for $300 on ebay. I made an offer for $140 and the seller accepted. I have been looking for another one for a friend of mine, but they usually sell for more than that, and I have not seen many on ebay recently.

>> No.55320511
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>> No.55320533

Muh dick

>> No.55320556

just checked mine and I'm synced to the second even though I never synced up the seconds, pretty cool

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>> No.55320704


Why are these Pulsar digitals so popular in these threads?

What's so special about it? Just looks like a standard digital display with radio synch.

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>> No.55320733

especially in that condition. looks great.
i was debating between a railroad and a spaceview for months before I pulled the trigger.
214 movement?

>> No.55320738

It doesn't have "radio sync". It's really only popular because of the steel case and it's low price. I just wanted a cheap digital that didn't look like shit and had "standard" lugs.

>> No.55320882

I have a 218 movement because it has a date window. I may get a spaceview eventually, I love the way yours looks.

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>> No.55321348

nice, what model?

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>> No.55321666

Why do people feel the need to thank someone that compliments an object? It's not like I made it, I simply bought it. When they tell me that I always reply with a "yeah", continuing with a "that's exactly why I bought it, genius" in my mind.

Maybe I'm just autistic but this is something that bothers me a lot.

>> No.55321680

They're complementing your taste m8.

>> No.55321711
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You sound like a likable guy anon. Also >55321680

>> No.55321774

I like things that are good, in the first place.
You seem like someone desperate for low quality human relationships.

>> No.55321890
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>You seem like someone desperate for low quality human relationships.

>> No.55321923

>Maybe I'm just autistic

>> No.55321937
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go outside anon.

>> No.55321959
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back on track.

>> No.55322015
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The neckbeards trying to hit each other with their fat sacks are getting annoying by now aren't they?

Go outside and get your G-shock properly used.

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>> No.55322136

Yeah, you do.
I work everyday.
But yeah, human beings mostly disgust me. Especially their stupidity and the vanity of their behaviours, I can't stand being in a crowd unless I'm drunk.

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go start a blog and stop shitting up this thread please.

>> No.55322386
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>But yeah, human beings mostly disgust me. Especially their stupidity and the vanity of their behaviours, I can't stand being in a crowd unless I'm drunk.

>> No.55322447

The world is not black or white, normalfag.

>> No.55322472

Holy shit, just grow up already.

>> No.55322580

Are you retarded? You're the one who should "grow up".

>> No.55322627
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In all seriousness, you know exactly what you are doing....
You start to derail this thread with bellyaching about your misanthropy knowing that you will get shit on. That way you are justified in staying resentful that "nobody understands me" & "humans are disgusting." It's pathetic, please stop.

>> No.55322717

Yeah, of course I do because I'm used to the reaction of people.and yet I can't help but still expect some reason from them.
You don't like blogposting? Fine, then tell people like >>55321348 >>55321393 to fuck off as well, otherwise it's clear you're just butthurt because you don't like what one person says.

>> No.55322755

I dropped my automatic Seiko 5 SNK809 and now it is getting ahead like 1 minute a day, how can I fix that?

>> No.55322781

I used to think that Seamasters are way too sleek looking for a tool watch, but they're starting to grow on me.

>> No.55322864

Please stop falling for the obvious bait. Leave the autist alone and discuss watches.

>> No.55322946

but this thread is about the appreciation of watches. your contributions to this thread are off topic and selfish. please stop, there are boards on 4chan that would be more appropriate for you.
If you don't like what someone says or does in this thread, disengage and leave. it's time to be an adult and take responsibility for yourself. please respect the topic of the threads you choose to post in.

>> No.55323164

and the crown at 4 o'clock. should have realized it was a 218.

yeah, there's a few different styles of spaceviews. but this is by far my favorite. setting it is a slight bitch, but very much worth it.

>> No.55323186

ur being a faggot too. not as much, but still. see below

this. just this.

>> No.55323230

>If you don't like what someone says or does in this thread, disengage and leave
>it's time to be an adult and take responsibility for yourself
No, seriously, did you just write that?

I initially commented on something that was posted but yeah, enough with the off-topic.

>> No.55323297

it's a watchthread, your post had nothing to do with watches. gtfo

>> No.55323351

enjoy that coaxial movement failiure

>> No.55323460

I already responded to this.

>> No.55323657
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Have you killed yourself yet?

>> No.55323695

I recall reading that some of the earlier co-axial movements had a few issues. Not enough to be concerned. Mine has been running perfectly for years.

>> No.55323732

yes i did

>> No.55323791
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ok thanks

>> No.55323853
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Hey guys. What a nice thread you've made

>> No.55323857


>> No.55323879

>criticizes the quality of a thread while tripfagging

>> No.55324024
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Gmt Master II or polar Explorer II as next watch?

>> No.55324085
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Polar Explorer looks like a 12-year old tier watch. Batman bezel'd stainless steel GMT master is a nice choice.

Or get either a chronograph or a vintage JDM watch.

>> No.55324108

A few of them were gifts or watches I had owned for years but found in a drawer as I recently got into watches 'properly'.

When I get some cash together I plan on paring my collection down to just 3 or 4 watches to wear in a rotation. Starting with a Sarx015 with next months wages, then eventually a Tudor Black Bay or Rolex Explorer 1.

>> No.55324148
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I've got a 009 and it's a very nice watch. Get a strap code bracelet for it though as the standard one is a bit shitty.

Here's my mildly modded SKX.

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I said it's nice. Can't you even read?

>> No.55324181

>not disabling names clientside to maintain the purity of an anonymous image board

>> No.55324254
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>Based 5216 running three seconds slow after four days

Who needs co-axials

You're back, Jewboy? How was the army, or wherever you were?

I don't think natural failure of the movement, assuming it has been serviced properly, is a concern. I think the onerous servicing requirements themselves are the concern.

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Tiresome, but otherwise i can't say much. As per usual it gets easier the more you advance in it. >>55318715

Counting that i'm going to spend quite a bit on JDM Seiko parts and straps real soon. Assuming i can find a new crystal or make do with an acrylic one.

Also Green LM special is working surprisingly well despite being very dirty inside. Beat to shit and needs a proper cleaning and likely a new stem or keyless works gear but still does +15 secs per day.

>> No.55324410

I want to get a 5216 but they won't appear on eBay. How the fuck do I buy from Yahoo A?

>> No.55324858
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this thing is N E A T

maybe i'll buy one used sometime in the future

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What a gentle pussy.

>> No.55325137

Stupid question but do you guys think I could shower with this thing? I know it's WR up to 100m but it's hard to have that much faith in a $28 watch.

>> No.55325153
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If an F91 survives showers with ease, pretty sure this can also do it.

>> No.55325204
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Anyone know the font used for the kanji?

>> No.55325345

Hopefully, I just worry about the quality of the buttons. I will give it a try tomorrow. Thanks.

>> No.55325432

Why do I feel like an OrientStar would look godly on Perlon?

>> No.55325448

It isn't just some random chinkshit.

Pulsar is still a sub-brand of Seiko, and they do maintain a relativity good level of QC all across the board.

>> No.55325605
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>It isn't just some random chinkshit
Yes but any company can accidentally release a defective product. I'll stop being an autist and just give it a try. If It breaks I'll just return it or ask for a replacement.

>> No.55325730

Maybe he shouldn't wear the watch on his hand.

>> No.55325817

Through a proxy like buyee. They take a % fee as well as slightly more in shipping (since it ships to them first). It's all there in the FAQ.

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>> No.55325878

I heard buyee is not to be trust.

>> No.55325949

Cute but why are you holding a bottle?

>> No.55326005
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it's my shower beer

>> No.55326281

I bought an omega using buyee before, there's that at least. They also offer double boxing items if you're paranoid.

>> No.55326317

shower beer is best beer

>> No.55326389


Though that's about as much as i'm willing to wear the F91. Perlon strap softened up enough for a different watch and it will go to the sidelines.

>> No.55326490
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Glad to hear your LM Special is working so nicely. It would be a shame to rip the green one apart for components.

Honestly Yahoo Auctions is a bit of a meme. A lot of the stuff there is in exceptionally poor condition, and when it is in good condition the savings over eBay are not exactly substantial. Now, if you use it for rarer JDM stuff, that is a different story.

Folded Sans 1000 Times New Roman like a Katana

>> No.55326595
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Serviced a customer watch today with a 7S36 in it. First time working on anything in the 7S series, and damn do Seiko know how to simplify mechanisms as much as possible. I was amazed by just how few components are in that movement.

Pic unrelated, but also something I serviced. Sorry if it's sideways, posting from my phone.

>> No.55326653
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I just won pic related on eBay for £52.73. How did I do?

Also are vintage Seastars a meme yet?

>> No.55326674
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Pic of the movement.

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Indeed, it would be a shamefur dispray to strip it for spares.

Though as it sits now, this project is going to take quite a while to get going. I'll likely get either some variety of a meme Penis or an Elnix before.

Glad to see that you're still alive.

Though they are supposed to be simple and easy to produce. Especially with the very simple but clever bi-directional autowinding mechanism (magic fingers).

Also Watchmakeranon, when you get a regular 7S26 to service mind doing a small comparison in finishing?

>> No.55326742

long time no see.

>> No.55326894
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Been wearing mine on and off for a couple of months now. Love it so far!

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definitely approaching meme status.
I'd say well done, they're great watches and a bargain as far as vintage swiss goes.

>> No.55327002

Thanks, it will be my watch to wear at work. It also fills the vintage Swiss handwinding meme watch gap in my collection.

What is the movement like in these? I couldn't find much online about them really.

>> No.55327164

not sure about the movement in the handwinding models but my automatic is a rebranded omega movement.

>> No.55327269
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2481 owner here, I don't think they're rebranded, more like a Tissot produced movement of a joint Tissot-Omega design. I believe Tissot and Omega were somewhat merged during that time.

>> No.55327302

That sounds right. I should have elaborated.

>> No.55327335

Cool, I'll look up the movement number when the watch arrives. What kind of power reserve and accuracy are you getting with yours?

>> No.55327388

no problem...
is more accurate: not rebranded, but rather co-branded. my understanding is that Omega & Tissot were manufacturing under the same roof and many of the same movements were used.

accuracy is about +6-7 / day.
power reserve is more than a day but a bit less than two, haven't measured exactly.

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>> No.55327977 [DELETED] 

Hi there!

You seem to have made a bit of a mistake in your post. Luckily, the users of 4chan are always willing to help you clear this problem right up! You appear to have used a tripcode when posting, but your identity has nothing at all to do with the conversation! Whoops! You should always remember to stop using your tripcode when the thread it was used for is gone, unless another one is started! Posting with a tripcode when it isn't necessary is poor form. You should always try to post anonymously, unless your identity is absolutely vital to the post that you're making!

Now, there's no need to thank me - I'm just doing my bit to help you get used to the anonymous image-board culture!

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>Can't you even read?

>> No.55328225
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The sand colored perlon that Z'Gok anon recommended came in. The Clockwork Synergy strap is pretty good considering it is less than half the price of a Eulit strap in freedomland.

>> No.55328231


You'll get more than a decade out of that battery unless it's faulty. That thing will probably last until the gaskets dry out and it drowns in the rain. If you avoid that, you can probably get it serviced.

Plenty of the original G-Shocks from 1984 are still running and parts are still available. Don't worry.

>> No.55328249


Where did you find bull bars for a 5K?

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The Clockwork synergy strap is much longer than a Eulit perlon, it is also feels slightly thicker, and the strands of nylon in the weave are larger. Both are supposedly Nylon 6. One of the major downsides to the clockwork strap is the change in buckle means that the strap's length is not adjustable outside of cutting and heat welding the strap.

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What is he saying?

>> No.55328677

My watchmaker hates the 7S with all his heart. Not prejudiced against Seikos, since he likes the 52 caliber a lot, and called my 7018 "absolutely fucking ingenious", but he shits on the 7S whenever he gets a chance. What's your opinion of it? Dogshit or just a cheap reliable automatic that you can't expect to do amazing things?

I was thinking about that one but the hands looked kind of suspect to me. Also I would ideally want an automatic.

I have an Elnix and a King Penis that I've thought about selling, if you're interested. Don't Jew me and I won't Jew you. Although I may find it kind of hard to part with the Elnix, the 0703 is just so bizarre.

The Seastars actually had a whole shitload of movements, some of which were excellent and some which were total dogshit. The worst was the 2770. If you thought the plastic day-date wheels in the Seiko 56 caliber were bad, imagine a watch just as old with a shitload of plastic parts and only 10 or 11 jewels.

>> No.55328680
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The heat welds in the clockwork strap were no where near the quality of the eulit and the tip of the strap was fraying right out of the box. It was not a big deal to patch it up with a lighter(I still need to sand down the rough bits of burnt plastic) but you get what you pay for. One upside of the clockwork strap is that it seems to have some type of waxy coating similar to maratac natos and zulus. It does a really good job of repelling moisture and sweat. I wish my eulit strap had this same type of coating on it. My eulit strap does get a sour smell after a couple weeks of wear in the current humid summer weather.

>> No.55328888
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Tissot and Omega were joined at the hip. Great company which lost its way starting in the late 1970s. Seiko alnost picked them up at one point.

>Somewhere, in the Beta world line, Tissot is still a respectable brand putting out good mid-range stuff, while Omega has the high end covered off
>Both have shunned brand whoring and marketing under the watchful eye of Seiko
>You will never achieve sufficient divergence to switch to this world line
>This is your Seastar now

>> No.55329036

Well I just unboxed my pw3001 through amazon. The bitch is low on battery.

The day is ruined.

I'll have to wait for a replacement.

>> No.55329038 [DELETED] 
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>This is your Seastar now

He is saying
>I'm a huge faggot, please rape my face.

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Finally a family shot.
The green dial on that thing looks great. I cant wait to see what it looks after some tlc.
General question to Watchmakeranon or anyone else that could answer it. What are some good books or resources on watch repair/servicing? It could be a fun hobby and I have a draw full of beat up flea market tier dogshit as victims err.. patients.

>> No.55329194


>> No.55329376 [DELETED] 

>fantasizing about raping a man
Why am I not surprised?

>> No.55329415 [DELETED] 
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>a perlon on a on a monster

>> No.55329428
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>a perlon on a monster

>> No.55329578
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What? Perlon is pretty common on divers and sports watches in general. Its comfy m8.

>> No.55329606

what's wrong with your hand bro?

>> No.55329669
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Would any of you be interested in buying the Maratac or Citizen?

I might put them up for sale on watchuseek within the next week.

What you would pay for them?

I have the original straps and boxes.


Maratac Mid Pilot original
Citizen Promaster Sky PMV65-2271

If you want a heads up just let me know

>> No.55329719

that watch is looking the wrong way

>> No.55329841

A pin-stripe suit in watch form. Interesting.

>> No.55329887

what is this watch please

>> No.55329936


>> No.55329946

thanks man just found it right before you posted

definitely the best of the cheap digital watches i've seen

>> No.55329975

I'll say one thing; you guys have way different taste in watches than /fa/.

>> No.55330019

> I wish my eulit strap had this same type of coating on it. My eulit strap does get a sour smell after a couple weeks of wear in the current humid summer weather.

Can't you just throw it in the washer? I'd think uncoated would be more comfortable (as it absorbs and evaporates sweat). I mean, it's already nylon.

>> No.55330056

Can anyone recommend a simple dialed watch (no date), that comes with a brown leather strap?

Friend's limit is $300. Lower would be nice.

He was looking at the movado museum type stuff, trying to steer him towards something more sensible.

>> No.55330066

I wish they'd put the hacking Miyota in the mid pilot like they do for the SR series. I'd pick one up in a heartbeat.

>> No.55330072

If you're looking at watches for hundreds of dollars the particular color of strap is easily rectified with replacing the strap,.

>> No.55330147

you probably don't want to keep the strap that comes with the watch anyway. just buy a good watch and then buy brown alligator leather strap for it.

>> No.55330221

I will pass on this information.

>> No.55330280

The coating is a personal preference. If you have heard people on other venues go on about "seatbelt" material natos this is what they are talking about. I would rather have sweat/moisture run off the strap than the strap absorbing it. Absorbing moisture makes the strap bulkier, cause the strap to loosen, and later on smell. As for the first point, yeah I do wash them after brushing on a solution of one part baking soda and water paste to one part dish soap to one part household hydrogen peroxide. Its probably a bit overkill but just laundry detergent and a washing has been ineffective in removing the smell previously.

>> No.55330358

I would tell him to get an orient bambino or something like that. If he likes the brown leather strap he can keep it but if not then he can buy the dead alligator skin

>> No.55330364
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You can try to regulate it yourself, lemme see if i still have a pic of what you need to adjust...
See that gold wheel at the top of picture? There is a +/- on the bridge and a lever, you adjust that to change if it is fast or slow.
If you are not confident a watch repair person can do it easily. Most have a machine that measures the beat and they adjust it accordingly.
Don't expect it to be perfect excerpt again though anon

>> No.55330391

Wb senpai, sorry i let the animals out while you were gone

>> No.55330566

Oh shit that's awesome

>> No.55330626


Look all over your watch to see if it says 7S26B anywhere on it. That specific movement has a design flaw that does not exist in either the A or C versions of the movement. The hairspring can get dislodged and tangled kind of easily. I've heard of people fixing it themselves by giving it another smack in a certain way but I forgot exactly how you do that. Look it up or just take it to a watchmaker.

>> No.55330848

I have a 7009 and i broke the crown off the stem.
How hard are replacements to find?
I lucked out on ebay and google

>> No.55330862

I don't see why some people shower with watches. For me it would be like showering with socks on.

>> No.55330935
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Good show, comrades.

>> No.55331040

>dots and index gaps without lume
that's some fucked up shit

>> No.55331067

Where'd you get the zulu straps? Comfy?

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Considering /wt/ believes the 1970s to be the pinnacle of watch design (which is, of course, an undisputed fact), yeah I would say we're already fairly different from the fags, even on the surface.

Just wait till you get into the movement wars.

>> No.55331193

Trying to figure out what you are bitching about but i cannot see it

>> No.55331205



Honestly, they could be more comfortable. But they are very well built and durable, which is what these straps are meant to be I guess. They do soften up after you wash them a few times, so the comfort level does improve over time.

they are still better than rubber or steel for me. And I sweat like an animal, so leather isn't an option.

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You seem pretty blind so I hope this is good enough.

>> No.55331642
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Same fagging/shilling this hard.

>> No.55331786

The fuck is with your hand bro?

>> No.55331787

does anyone the seiko model that has the numbers similar size font as a paneria

>> No.55331841

Yup i see now

>> No.55331851

How much you pay for that tissot seastar? I'm bidding on one that looks exactly the same

>> No.55331873

Motherfucker you outbid me earlier I was the bid right before then. Had a snipe set for that watch. Same fucking eBay pic. Small world boi

>> No.55332008
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Just came today.

>> No.55332254
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...and the movement.

>> No.55332341

>Germany 306 all steel 10 bar 1123 sapphire
What's the 306 and 1123

>> No.55332510

No clue, just got it today. Manufacturer codes of some sort?

Vee must ask zee Germans.

>> No.55332856

/fa/ has the worst taste ever in pretty much everything. Just look at what ugly sneakers those faggots praise.

>> No.55333215

It sure is, I'll post pics when it arrives.

>> No.55333242
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Just bought the Bergeon replacement tip made for their $40 spring bar tool for my $8 one.

>> No.55333337
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>In the former Assmannhaus, Bruno Söhnle set up a production and development site.

>> No.55333429

I actually laughed at this.
Thanks anon i was having a shit day

>> No.55333565

When is this watch from? 60's, 70's?

>> No.55334210
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My new GasGasBones strap finally arrived. Worth the wait. It's the ME2 with white stitching.

>> No.55334241
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I got a couple that i'm eying on, include a relatively well priced memepenis with what appears to be Sapphire glass.

Though you should be cautious dealing with a zionist jew.

It will, but it's going to a be while till they stop tossing me around from base to base and i can have time to get it serviced.

>> No.55334596

What number is yours? Trying to figure out how many were Made Mines no 097

>> No.55334855
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I think I might be in the wrong thread

>> No.55334921

>have $20 Bergeon tool
>the tips don't even screw tight
>they just come to an abrupt stop while still loose
Fucking garbage, seriously.

>> No.55334946

wow somebody actually bought that piece of shit watch, why didnt you have any heart and buy the Man on the Mooooon?

>> No.55334962

Seiko sarb033

>> No.55334990

>oy wee then I fondeled skwaaaalis bollocks and opened me mouth to suck on owner of the chinese shell companys brand managers high class schlong

>> No.55335041


>> No.55335217

I got one of these:
It uses friction to hold the tips (tightened by a screw-washer thing) rather than having them screwing in. The Bergeon "heavy duty" tool, the 6111, uses the same concept, so its tips should fit my tool. I've read the Bergeon tips are better finished (i.e. well grip better) and harder (dulls less easily). The Mudder one is already starting to dull and is taking me more tries to grip the spring bars, and I've only had it for 2 months (I do change straps almost every other day though). I finally had it today when a spring bar slipped out of the fork as I was removing it, launching it across the room somewhere, and figured it doesn't hurt to try a Bergeon tip.

>> No.55335576

I got the same same but different chinese brand.
Pretty good.
Will get bergeon replacements for it

>> No.55335638
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Help me out tismus maximus.

Want a dive watch
Green dial
Band doesn't matter
Anything over let's say 100m wr

Its for my missus.
She likes the green neptune but thinks it will be too large.
She swims alot, we both dive so it needs to be somewhat utilitarian and waterproof

>> No.55335693
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My Vostok Amphibia.

I am a poorfag-watch aficionado and this watch is the best £45 I have ever spent.

>> No.55335708

Nice work anon!

>> No.55335716

Citizen Excalibur, and slap a green nato, perlon or rubber strap on it.

>> No.55335748

Thanks ill check out out!

>> No.55335819

Good looking, small divers, in green are not an easy thing to find.

My first thought was Orient Mako or Ray, but they don't sell in green.

>> No.55335899
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>Literally impossible to find a Mako USA II in white

Kill me.

>> No.55335925

Yeah i was thinking i might look for a black and put on a green strap.
She loves my rolex and wants something similar but smaller for her.
The other thing she loved was the neptune in green

>> No.55335930

orientwatchusa.com has them

>> No.55336001

91 I think. Don't have mine on hand now to check but I'm fairly sure.

>> No.55336034

Much to my distain I'm back. Please hold your applause. The fucked citizen I purchased seems to be running fine for a few hours then dying. I'm assuming the mainspring in it is fucked, how would I go about getting the replacement part? Or should I just sell the cunt for parts?

>> No.55336052
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Pic ere fuckers

>> No.55336080

What does this have to do with the RX 480?

>> No.55336129

Yeh, for nigh on $400.

Amazon they run for nearly $100 less by default.

>> No.55336149

true, they are usually the highest price...but they are not "impossible" to find.

>> No.55336153

The neptune is a great looking watch, in green especially.

Are there no smaller rolex divers that would suit her?

I mean the implications that you having a rolex, but getting her a $200 diver might not be the best. Food for thought.

>> No.55336158

>be gone for months
>i wonder what /wt/ is up to
>commie watches
>penis quartz
>all the same shit, still the same circlejerk
Well, I'm out again

>> No.55336165

They are if you're in the UK.

I'm quite satisfied with my Marshall, but god damn, the Mako in white tickles my pickle.

>> No.55336340

Nope on the style of the citizen.
I'm going to cruise the seiko, orient and vostok line up, maybe i can find a black dial she likes, green bands are easy
I wear mine alot, it's my bomb proof watch.
She doesn't like dive watches, will only wear it when planning on diving or swimming and to be honest i don't want to waste money on a watch she will barely wear when she owns more than a few $1-2k + dress watches

>> No.55336412

>She doesn't like dive watches, will only wear it when planning on diving or swimming
Fair enough.

In that case, look into a Green Amphibia or something along those lines. 200m WR, so more than sufficient for skin diving. And quite literally hundreds of styles.

420 is the smallest one going, but wears a lot bigger than most watches of the same size. Slap a rubber band on there, as the normal one is god awful.

If she's fixed on a green dial that is.

Orient watches wear really quite small, My marshall is as thin, if not thinner than most quartz you'll see. I can't speak for the mako or ray, but they're cheap, and decent for the price.

>> No.55336418

Just had a look at rolex, couldn't find a ladies dive watch just a bunch of hideous gold datejust watches :/
Fuck it. May just get her a plain black scuba dude with agreen perlon and tell her to deal with it

>> No.55336438

I've only seen that one neptune with the green she likes.
She thinks it's "too big"
Ill just find a black dial she likes and green perlon.
Sounds like the best plan

>> No.55336457

Yeh..Green and diver are hard to find, yet alone a small one.

>> No.55336773

Shame, the Excalibur is a great piece for it. There's the other PMA series promaster that can also fit it


Another option would be trying to get a 4205 diver with a green/teal aftermarket dial and get it properly serviced, assembled and resealed.

>> No.55336921
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Someone red pill me in this.
I actually like the quirky design.
I'm guessing the movement would be cheap though

>> No.55336932
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Picture 2/3

>> No.55336939
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I own a visconti pen that would match this quite well

>> No.55336965
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Wall of information text about it

>> No.55336967 [DELETED] 

Why don't you use your watch, fucking hipsters

>> No.55337039

Design is shit and follows no function, case is huge for no reason when the movement inside is known to be quite thin, WR is shit despite that huge slab of steel, fake copper color will age poorly and peel off.

But you seem to be a writing fedora kind of guy, so get the complementary wrist fedora that will suit your shit taste.

>> No.55337108
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1970 seiko lord matic

>> No.55337146

God that is gorgeous.

>> No.55337162
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this is my other one. 1972 seiko bell matic

>> No.55337246

You're killing me.

>> No.55337291
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>> No.55337368

I found this on ebay, believe it or not. It cost me a fair bit, but I was lucky to come across something like this

>> No.55337382

>It cost me a fair bit
As expected.
Something like that I imagine is near impossible to find.

If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay for the 1970 LM?

>> No.55337422

somewhere in the ball park of $300-400. For me that's a lot since I'm not an avid collector, but once I saw it I knew I had to buy it.

>> No.55337435

aus dollars btw

>> No.55337447

Wow interesting...do you have a blog?

>> No.55337448


That's not bad at all, I was expecting something upward of $500US.

>> No.55337462

So to summarise. ...fedora?
Eh say what you want about my pens, i have studied calligraphy as a hobby since i was about 8.
Yeah i never intended this to be a utility watch.
So the only thing wrong with it other than being an out there design is the finish might rub off?
WR is not really a consideration for a dress watch i don't plan on invading an island chain

>> No.55337468

I bought this some time ago. I would expect it to be about that much now. The '72 bell matic was closer to 500 when I bought it

>> No.55337492

>I would expect it to be about that much now
To look at it. I would happily consider paying near to $700 for something so gorgeous. Horology be damned, that thing is just magnificent to look at.

>> No.55337512

I'm very lucky to have it. My father once said to me that I didn't deserve it, and that someone who cared about watches more than me should be wearing it. Oh well

>> No.55337568
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Lights don't turn on in the office until 7

>> No.55337591

seiko 5?

>> No.55337606

SNK809 summer beater

>> No.55337623

A watch I believe every man should have in their collection

>> No.55337658

I fucking love it. Comfortable, accurate, and small, but easy as shit to read.

>> No.55337663

>Seiko today
>"Guys! Why don't we make another diver?"

I really don't get it. They used to release killer, daring models, now it's all generic dress watches, Citizen-grade quartz shit, and **Yet Another Generic Diver®**?

The only noteworthy thing today seems to be Alpinists, which are Japan only, redesigns are released in ridiculously low quantities, and the latest are fucking abortions.

What the fuck happened to this brand?

>> No.55337741

Your father is an ass.

>> No.55337752
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>I have studied calligraphy as a hobby since I was about 8
What a useless hobby.

>> No.55337843
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about le OP image, pic related

>> No.55337872

It's not about being a "utility watch", it's about having a design that makes sense. If it doesn't make sense and just looks "cool", you end up with a Diesel or Fossil watch. It screams bad design even to the uneducated eye, and that makes your expensive watch looks like shit.

Because at over 2400€, it is expensive. It's the kind of gaudy watch rich people with no taste buy because they only look at the price. And then it ages poorly.

You could get three great watches for the same price.

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Its a shame that Visconti's designs are so crazy they actually make pretty cool fountain pens. Say what you want about Richemont's Montblanc watches but at least they did not think adding a huge fucking crown on a diver was a good idea.

As for the watch, the movement is fine. The water resistance is pretty meh for how much metal it appears is in the watch case. The case looks like you slipped the guy in charge of designing Invicta Reserves a shit load of drugs and told him to go at it. The dial pattern might be pretty nice but I can't really tell from the pictures you posted and obscured by the lugs. To top it all off your probably paying way too much for all of it. In summation buy watches from watch companies and pens from pen companies.

Btw which Visconti pens do you own. I have an older Van Gogh with the 14k nib and wanted to buy a Homo Sapiens but wound up passing on it when I got a 149 and had the nib modified.

>> No.55337962


>> No.55338010

He still somewhat overpaid is that's what he really got it for. A 56XX cal LM special should be south of 180$ and no more, even if it's NOS.

The barrel cased Bellmatic though, is quite intriguing.

But it seems the pictures are just pulled of /r watches. (Via google search)

>> No.55338193

Granted even back in the day most of the interesting and daring models were jdm only and the west got low end stuff. It was all about demand. Seiko saturated the western market with their lower tier products and figured that there would be no demand for their higher tier (prospex marinemasters, grand seiko ect.) and even mid tier(presage) stuff. It has only been a couple years since the more interesting stuff has been officially available worldwide and there is still a large block of customers that can't take high end seiko stuff seriously. For now, we are the niche market.

>> No.55338535
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Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out, kike

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Don't forget that there are actual kikes here.

Call him a faggot or ignore the bait tier post.

>> No.55338622

of course a fucking dog owner would start a watch thread
makes sense

>> No.55338788

No, what makes you ask?

>> No.55338916

You seem to enjoy talking about yourself. I'd love to learn more :)

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>> No.55338958

I don't care what people say about the 56 caliber, this watch looks amazing.

Is it possible to do a 52xx swap with these?

>> No.55338997

Fuckin lol'd

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>> No.55339122

Oy vey

>> No.55339130

Have any of you madmen bought a $1-$2 NATO? How is it holding up?

>> No.55339167
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>prospex marinemasters
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that just fucking divers again? I mean, maybe they're slightly different, higher quality, I don't know, but it's still fucking divers. Even Japan models are fucking garbage.

Still, their stuff has always been widely available in their high-end stores, I've seen Alpinists and Cocktail Times sold in Paris and Bangkok forever. There's just nothing good anymore.

>> No.55339214


They're all quite terrible.

Shit smells bad after a week.

Try to find a rubber / carbon fiber / plastic strap that works similar to a fabric nato strap.

>> No.55339244

Long time ago, absolute shit.

>> No.55339281

>Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that just fucking divers again? I mean, maybe they're slightly different, higher quality, I don't know, but it's still fucking divers. Even Japan models are fucking garbage.
Please elaborate on this statement. Seiko's dive watches have been highly praised for 40 years.

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>> No.55339343

how can you face your problems when your problem is your face?

>> No.55339384

Why are Rolex so big and chunky? Remind me of cheap watches I got when I was young

>> No.55339393


Just spend a bit more on a strap that isnt made out of fabric.

Even leather would be better, although I still dont like it.

All of these look fine, although I'd still go for a carbon fiber / resistant rubber strap


>> No.55339433

I'm only refering to the designs. Everything is great, but whenever they make a new watch, it's always the same fucking watch every single time.

>> No.55339634

But not leather in the pricerange that he talked about earlier, 15~20$ leather straps are usually a good fit.

Since for 2$ you aren't even getting real leather.

>> No.55339660

Why is /fa/ full of uggos? Isn't being attractive the first step to being fa ?

>> No.55339674

Please show me two seiko dive watches that look the same other than the reissued turtle.

>> No.55339748
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I am willing to pay for a decent NATO I just wondered if I got ripped off by paying $14 for a zulu strap (which is superb quality btw). I just wanted to see if most of these straps were rebranded chink shit.

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Prospex is Seiko's line of sports watches. The most famous part of it is the dive watches including the Marinemasters. It does include some odd birds like the Landmaster which is closer in intended function to the alpinist.
>their high end stores
Which outside of Japan and South East Asia were non existent in the west until a few years ago which was my point. Previously you could only import those models.

As for why so many damn divers, simple they sell. That's like complain that Rolex uses the Oyster case a lot. If you don't like them you might want to look at the Grand Seiko range. There are only a few sports models and many different visually striking dials. Plus there are quite a few limited editions throughout Seiko's lines like pic related that are still pretty interesting. There is also the earlier Credor and Brightz stuff which has batshit crazy avant garde designs. Finally
>complains about a Japanese company being conservative with their designs.
>Japanese Company
you don't say anon, you don't say!

>> No.55340064

skwaly squaaaaalie skwaly

>> No.55340280

>watch on the hand

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>> No.55340535

7s is a great workhorse movement. Your watchmaker is an elitist asshole.

>> No.55340551
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Just copped, wanted a poor mans speedmaster/flight chronograph. What do? Amazon gives me a month to return it. Anything better at around $170?

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Just arrived. Happy as fuck! Great, great watch. Got more than I expected. Best monies I ever spent on a watch. Fuck your Rolex Submariners and Omega Planet Oceans 11 shit. This is a working man's watch.

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This is my watch, the G Shock Rangeman

I was until recently a soldier, and needed a tactical watch that was also very durable. This guy right here did the job nicely.
My only complaint is that it's very large, and therefore pretty heavy feeling

10/10 overall though. I swear by G Shock now

>> No.55340840

What the fuck are you talking about? Why can't divers be quality watches?

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Why did you buy the most boring one though? I want to get the all blue one myself.

>> No.55340884

I've watched the showcase of a dealer literally the other day and they were in all sizes. Stop.

>> No.55340894

I have had the g-shock 5600. It's less featured but also super tough and not that heavy. I would certainly recommend it.

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confirmed for never having worn a rolex

>> No.55340979

What movement does this one have and how big is it?
I like the blue and the gold one.

>> No.55341039

44mm wide
48mm lug to lug
14mm thick
22mm strap size

>> No.55341137

pls halp me

>> No.55341138

Can I wear it with my 16cm bitchwrist?
I'd like a cheap 4R36 diver.

>> No.55341442


A simple solution to figure it out is lay a ruler across your wrist where you normally wear your watch and see if that 48mm lug to lug size would hang over your wrist.

>> No.55341483

Wrist pic will help with the dilemma.

Otherwise it looks good, i like the applied indices and clean dial.

Good watch overall, and the smaller secondary display whilst in timer mode is comfy as fuck.

Yet it isn't without flaws, it's uncomfortably thick to some degree. In my case it doesn't fit under the uniform cuffs and had tendency to snag onto the vest and backpack even when worn inside the wrist.

F91 fit fine though.

Not really.

7inches is about the bare minimum if not still a bit too small.

Didn't you sell that Amphibia?

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Who pebble here?

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please don't get a 44mm watch for that wrist

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>> No.55341618

Following that method I could wear near 50mm lug to lug watches.
What the fuck is that?

>> No.55341634

>Didn't you sell that Amphibia

>> No.55341642

What are your thoughts on black faced watches with brown straps? I have a Seiko black diver and have been wanting a brown nato but wasn't sure how it'd look

>> No.55341646

Are you Hotwheels or the little guy from Austin Powers?

>> No.55341682

Not sure why you ask me but I find it retarded.
I generally don't like brown straps unless it's with a brown dial though. But if you want to try a nato, order a (dozen) $1.6 one(s) from china and test it out.
Leather nato is a huge meme.

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Finally on vacation
Post wrist shots while I still have coverage

>> No.55341809

I use CM here as well, but our burger anons are at times too dense.

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>people actually buying these pieces of shit


>> No.55341984

>Hurr I don't know that inches are often used to measure wrists so I'm going to be a faggot about it

>> No.55342024

But why would anyone ever use inches?

>> No.55342096

On the other hand the design is far tidier than much of the else seen these days. It appears that too many watch designers barely escaped the LSD heydays of -68 and now feel it is time to induce psychedelic deliria in watch buyers.

And speaking of design, do diving watches always have to be black? Just curious, as I never dive with my watches.

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Next thread

Why do Americans use C instead of F for managing the temp of their electronics? The scale just works well and everyone else does it too.

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Because fuck the rest of the world.

>> No.55342177

Name an American watch manufacturer that hasn't been dead since the 60's.

>> No.55342207

Does dead mean moved to a different country? Or does dead actually mean dead?

>> No.55342667

>The scale just works well
But it doesn't?

>> No.55342680

Don't think so Tim, he loves the Miyota 8200 and calls the modern Swiss watch scene "a gigantic scam". He just hates the 7S.

>> No.55342851

I don't know, ask yourself whether Bulova is dead.

>> No.55343707

>Intentionally Frankening a vintage watch.
Just get a Seiko 5 then, and mod it to your heart's desire.

>> No.55343733

Different people, different tastes. Respect that and we'll get along. Also, black dial version is superior to any other. No need to explain more.

>> No.55343777

near water, with leather strap, during summer? sheeeit!

>> No.55343801

Yes, but being thin trumps all other attributes of attractiveness in /fa/. I'm talking about concentration camp levels. Check out one of their "thinspiration" threads.

>> No.55343815

reasons? and i agree about swiss being a scam. nothing changed since seventise, but the price.

>> No.55343867

That's more of a poor man's navitimer than speedmaster.

>> No.55343870

>respect other people's taste
Is that a joke?
The gold one has a black dial too.

>> No.55344028

Black is a neutral color, so it goes with everything. As for the strap color, worry about if it matches the rest of your outfit. Brown belt + brown shoes + gray or navy suit = brown strap.

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