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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:
https://youtu.be/508-rmdY4jQ

Strap guide:
http://pastebin.com/SwRysprE

Previous thread:
>>56117378

>> No.56137609

Oh please can we let the watch threads die. They are pitiful.

>> No.56137698

>>56137596
*used good condition panerai, low starting bid $15000usd but it now

>> No.56137728
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56137728

So last thread died in the fucking ass.
I like the look of the alpinist, i also like climbing and hiking.
What automatic watches are similar in style and features to this?
Surely the swiss make hiking watches.
What kinds of automatic watches are good for hiking/climbing and snowy conditions?

Not really worried about price, if it's similar to the alpinist then great, if it's more expensive that's OK too.
Just want to see what options are out there.

>> No.56137754

no

>> No.56138013

archie goes nuclear; neckbeard in f91w chuckles
more at 11

>> No.56138043

>use same movement as a $300 watch
>but but muh top tier eta
Sinn is shit bro.

>> No.56138135

>>56137596
10/10 beautiful patina

>> No.56138145

watchmakeranon you lurkin?

i know you dont take watches anymore, but do you happen to know anyone with experience on vintage (all American) Hamilton's?

im having real trouble searching for someone and any help would be appreciated.

any other anons with helpful info too.

>> No.56138163

What's that one watch that everyone basically has?

The one that's kinda old but usually gets the job done.

>> No.56138283
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>>56137728
a vulcain cricket is the first thing that comes to mind

>> No.56138310
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>>56138145

It's definitely not a cheap option but there is always RGM. They even modify old Hamilton pocket watch movements for one of their models.

>> No.56138330
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>>56137728
There really is nothing like the Seiko Alpenis. Swiss/German alternatives are usually too sporty (like pic related) or austere (like the Rolex Explorer). The closest is Seiko's own SARG series, and that other SARB that's basically a white Alpinist. If I had to have one <$400 watch in my collection when I can afford mid and upper tier watches, it'd probably be the Alpen0r.

Maybe you can write Deep Blue or Steinhart and ask them to make an "homage" :^)

>> No.56138423

>>56138283
Hey that's nice.
What's the 4th hand for?

>> No.56138457

>>56138423
I imagine it's probably a second time zone, kind of like a GMT, except that one appears to be 12-hour based, while most GMTs I've seen are 24-hour based.

>> No.56138458

>>56138423
it has an alarm function that sounds like a cricket when going off.

>> No.56138493

>>56138423

What >>56138458 he said.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uxBS5QQlrU

>> No.56138516

>>56138458
>>56138493
Oh that's really cool.
I did want a bellmatic, kill two in one with that

>> No.56138533

People who like expensive watches are sex tourist and pedos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXUFNzs3Qow

>> No.56138550

>>56138043
>Shit watch worn to space by German astronaut. Shit watches issued to GSG9.
>"Great value", not a Rolex replica, worn by contrarian millennials, shitposters, and TGV.
Shill harder. Everyone here that was neutral to Steinhart is now completely disgusted by its mere mention, thanks to you.

>> No.56138590

>>56138533
>TGV, Archie and Fedrico used to visit sex tourist sites in Thailand NANA Complex and Patpong(ladyboy central)
lol this is who you guys worship? Omega MANNNN ONNN TEHHH FUUUUUKKKIN MOON.

>> No.56138727
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56138727

What does /wt/ think about entry level Rolex? It's right around Speedmaster price...

>> No.56138785

>>56138727
Get the speedy

>> No.56138792

>>56138727
Speedy Pro and Submariner is all you need in life my friend.

>> No.56138798

>>56138727
Speedie does more for the price

>> No.56138815

>>56138533
>Grown men, homeowners, husbands, and fathers getting this worked over chickenshit drama
Is this what watch collecting does to people? Maybe I should liquidate my collection and take up heroin instead.

>> No.56138841

>>56138815
In all honesty its their livelihood IDK what youtube pays them but it must mean something for them to fight over. Also TGV is a fucking sex tourists stalker lol.

>> No.56138942

>>56138841
>livelihood
With 12k average views per video for TGV, and much fewer for the other 2, I doubt it.

>> No.56138979

>>56138841
TGV and Federico have jobs, Archie I'm not so sure.

>> No.56138986

>>56138979
TGV sounds like a douche.

>> No.56139007

>>56138979
Based on some of Archie's video comments, he's being supported by his latest wife/ex-wife or something. He allegedly went on the Japan trip with her to visit the in-laws.

>> No.56139044

>>56139007
How the hell did he managed to land a rich Japanese waifu?

>> No.56139111

>>56139044
Not rich. Just gainfully employed. Check his LinkedIn, under "People also viewed". There's one obvious profile that's his wife/ex-wife (people mention her name in the video comments all the time).

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56139142

>>56138727

You should buy an Explorer 1 instead because it's objectively the best Rolex.

>> No.56139157
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56139157

Reminder that Ninegag still hasn't posted his 36000bph watch.

>> No.56139159
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>>56139142
That's not the Sub no date senpai.

>> No.56139173
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>>56139142
>objectively the best Rolex.
What a weird looking Milgauss you posted.

>> No.56139176

>>56139173
>covering the serial
Is this idiot that paranoid?

>> No.56139208

>>56139176
I never understood why people did that with watches and legal guns.

>> No.56139221

>>56139007
LITERALY WHAT

i dont even know what to say desu

>> No.56139253

>>56139208
i think its cause people could theoretically counterfeit papers n shit for reps

>> No.56139270
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>>56139253
Man, reps just ruin the fun for everyone.

>> No.56139290

>>56139270
they really do senpai.

(stern look at the one anon with the fake pelagos)

>> No.56139438

>>56139290
Yet you idiots still circlejerk to Steinshit or Squale.

>> No.56139468

>>56139438
Steinshitter is asleep, hopefully.

>> No.56139497

>>56139438
i dont desu

>> No.56140196

>>56138043
Nigger my OVM came in 2 days ago, and already I'm starting to get sick of your shilling myself.

Last thread you're there trying to recommend a $450 watch to someone willing to spend up to $250, just so you could spout misinformation en-mass. Seriously, dude, give it a break.

If someone is looking to spend $400-$500 on some Chinkshit sumo, then go right ahead and SUGGEST a different piece, don't go full autist and spam shit.

>> No.56140216

>>56139159
I think you might have posted the wrong sub there mate.

>> No.56140242

>>56139438
We circlejerk the OVM.

The rest of Steinharts range is just nigh shameless copies.

>> No.56140309

>>56134590
>Do you honestly think a 90+ year old retired air force pilot is capable of designing a brand new innovative watch?
Frankly ... yes!

First of all, can you be less innovative than Omega the last 20 years?

As for the Aldrin he is an engineer too, with a earned a Doctor of Science degree in Astronautics from MIT. That is good enough for me.

>>56135713
>implying they won't just just bribe a congressman to make it happen.
A trip to Mars? I am fine with this.

>> No.56140478

>>56140309
Only 20 years. ...
But i agree with the rest

>> No.56140529

>>56139111

Link?

>> No.56140911

>>56139270
Those are genuinely fake, at least he's not lying about it, so he's technically selling knockoff watches in a legal way, I guess there's a market for everything huh.

>> No.56140951

>>56140911
I want to own the largest collection of genuine fakes in the world :(

>> No.56140961

>>56140951
why not save money and buy genuine fake fakes?

>> No.56141083
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56141083

Time to step up your game, those two other people who actually spend the slightest effort on their picture.

>> No.56141156

>>56140961
Don't you mean fake genuine fakes?

>> No.56141184

>>56141156
no, it would be highly dishonest to buy a fake version of a genuine fake watch, so I am instead advocating that he buy genuine versions of fake versions of fake watches

>> No.56141201

>>56139157
Im a firm believer that he actually posts less offensive, less acute posts without his tripcode. And then maybe one or two posts under the tripcode, because he's a fucking /wt/ freak and addict

>> No.56141210
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>>56139157
More like you weren't paying attention when he did.

>> No.56141273
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56141273

>>56140242
>The rest of Steinharts range is just nigh shameless copies.

So is the OVM m9.

>> No.56141546

Watch noob here Looking for a dress watch under $200. Any recommendations?

>> No.56141633

>>56141546
Look at orient watches, leather strap black dial, they can be had for about $100

>> No.56141644

>>56141633
>>56141546
He means Bambino btw

>> No.56141667

>>56141546

I recommend either an Orient Symphony or Orient Bambino. They're slightly large compared to traditional dress watches but I think they are good enough to work in most situations.

>> No.56141678

thinking of buying a g-shock thoughts ?

>> No.56141792

>>56137728

Buy a used Seiko 4s15 alpinist if you can find one in good condition.

The 4s15 is one of the greatest series production automatic movements of all time (it's an updated 52xx).

>> No.56141845
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>>56141678

Yes.

Buy a 5610 and have a watch which will be accurate to +0.00s/d with auto DST, a perpetual calendar, chronograph, world time, alarm and countdown timer for the next 10-25+ years.

Pretty close to an ideal fire and forget timekeeping solution.

>> No.56141859

>>56141792
Good to know ill keep an eye out.
I'm not going to rush in to buy something and money is not an issue if the watch is worth the value ill buy it.
I think though after about $700ish i will get diminishing returns.
Does anyone know if the compass in the alpinist is free floating?
I think that the extra crown is for turning the compass ?

>> No.56141922
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56141922

What does /wt/ think about raketas?

>> No.56141960

>>56141273
It's a homage as a homage is meant to be. A recreation of a rare watch.

Most of Steinhart's 'homages' are just Submariner copies.

While the distinction is slight, it is there.

>> No.56142271

>>56141922
They re ok,dont overpay.
I saw your model on a local craigslist and for a beat up glass scratched to shit he was asking $30.
They are not worth that much so be reasonable when spending.

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>>56141845
This.

>> No.56142430
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>>56141083
Who are those two other people?

>> No.56142467

new watch coming early today. aw yiss. tfw out for delivery.

>> No.56142714
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56142714

Sup /wt/,
Im looking for a watch in the 800-900 euro pricerange. Its for my 21st birthday so I want something that's classical and which I will still be able to wear in ~20 years.

Was looking at Hamiltons today (pic related) and at some frederique constant. What would you guys recommend? Also, should I buy at a jeweller or some other place? Very inexperienced with buying watches!

>> No.56142718

>>56141546
How about something around $300 to $400?

>> No.56142913

>>56142718
lmao

>>56142714
That's a pretty cool looking watch in that pic. I like skeletons and exposed design variants. A lot of people here don't.

Buy what you like, though. I've given up on focusing on name brands... it is more of a 'guideline' for selecting a watch than anything else. "How likely is this thing going to stop working on me?" is the only thing the brand tells me.

>> No.56142986

>>56137596
what's the story behind the piece in OP's pic?

>> No.56142994

>>56142913
Thanks for the advice, I completely agree. However I do want something swiss made to atleast get a lasting quality.
Im not looking for brands perse but I would love some pointers if you could give some. Perhaps you have some personal favorites?

Thanks!

>> No.56143143
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56143143

My daily - will never look dated, retains its value and looks awesome.

>> No.56143148

>>56142714
You should start by wearing your watch on the correct wrist.

>> No.56143170

>>56143148
;) Thanks. I wear a family weapon ring on my lefthand and I think watches look bad next to it. (Its a gold signet ring)

>> No.56143300
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>>56143143
>mason cuff links

>> No.56143409
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Thoughts?

>> No.56143412

>>56142986
gee idk,
guess someone lost their watch at sea and found it back after a month

>> No.56143455

>>56142913
What's so funny?

>> No.56143490

>>56143409
looks like a nepperd

even tho it probably isnt
calendar week is p unique though, escpecially considering they left a month indication for it.

FC has good quality but wont retain its value very well, so get it used.

>> No.56143505
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>>56143300
>>>56143143 (You)
>>mason cuff links

>> No.56143519
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>>56143505
>mason literature

>> No.56143662

>>56143490
Why does it look fake? And yeah, I dig the day/month indicator

>> No.56144069

>>56143662
the pic makes it look like a cheap chink watch

you mean you dig the day/date/week indicator btw (it doesnt have a month)

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>>56141859
>I think that the extra crown is for turning the compass ?
Yeah, it is.

>> No.56144514

>>56140196
Lmao

>> No.56144536
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>>56138533
Another reason to buy a quartz watch. Auto/Mech fags are mentally ill degenerates who can't be trusted.

>> No.56144546

>tfw you just prefer Tudor over Rolex for some reason but people will always think that you just couldn't afford a Rolex

>> No.56144551
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>>56144190
more like,
Who massdrop here

>> No.56144959

>>56141210
But that's not the Favre Leuba Sea Raider he mentioned.

>> No.56145082
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>>56141922
Bretty gud, they were supposed to be the Soviet, more modest equivalent of luxury watches. The 2609.HA is pretty reliable too, but from a watchmaker standpoint it's a pain to service due to one or two design quirks.

Shame they didn't work on the current Raketa Avtomat movement a little more, I don't think any knowledgeable watchfag would pay 1000€ for a modern "luxury" watch ticking only at 18000bph.

>> No.56145094

>>56143409
They should have used a better font for the Roman numerals imo.

>> No.56145110

>>56143490
Why would you fake an FC?

>> No.56145143

What's the classiest looking watch I can get for less than $400?

>> No.56145161

>>56145143
Bambino.

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>>56145143

>> No.56145228

>>56145143
Raketa, $20

>> No.56145234

>>56138533
What the fuck is this Suckahorn channel? How does he get these videos?

These guys are mentally ill. Seriously. Especially Archie.

Why do you people like him again?
He's a paranoid, jobless, sweating fat fuck who can't do anything but shout like a retard and has no horological knowledge whatsoever.

>> No.56145257

>>56145143

How about $500 or $600 dollars ?

>> No.56145272
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>>56145204
>digital

>> No.56145294

I didn't know you guys hated ETA movements.

Why?

>> No.56145323

>>56145294
look, it's simple

does it exist? if so - someone on /g/ hates it vocally

>> No.56145330

>>56145294
We hate the company, not the product. Especially Swatch, the parent company. I'm actually kinda bummed that Swatch is about to kill off ETA.

>> No.56145367

Anyone have any good recommendations on watch winders? I had a dual winder years ago but it died after only 8 years, some Ebay crap. Looking for something that won't stretch the band and isn't noisy.

>> No.56145371

>>56145330
>I'm actually kinda bummed that Swatch is about to kill off ETA.
I have no doubt in my mind that someone else would pick up the license and continue ETA production. the movements are too sound to just let go without an already mass-produced easily accessible swiss movement already in commonplace in the market.

>> No.56145454

>>56145371
No, what they're trying to do is stop supplying non-Swatch manufacturers with ETA movements, and parts dealers with ETA parts. They want to degrade ETA into an in-house only manufacturer, only supplying Swatch garbage brands like Tissot, Hamilton, Longines, etc.

>> No.56145516

>>56145454
Oh fuck, that's even worse. I knew they were pulling back on sending shipments out to Microbrands, but I wasn't aware it was that bad, fuck. It'd probably be better for them to kill ETA as a whole.

>> No.56145547

>>56145516
TL;DR: Nicolas Hayek was the Hitler of horology.

>> No.56145569

>>56145371
How about not wanting to get on Swatch's bad side?
Maybe profit comes first, though.

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>>56145110

>> No.56145594

>>56145569
>How about not wanting to get on Swatch's bad side?
Didn't know Swatch were withdrawing it, vs the perceived halt of production.

I suppose all this means is that we gotta buy up the Vintage watches with ETA movements before they get relabelled as having a "Rare movement!" and sellers hike up the price an extra $100 or so.

>> No.56145907

>>56142714
Seconding this question, would love to get some reccs too.

>> No.56145965

>>56141210
>that face

>> No.56146001

>>56145257
Ok? Any recs?

>> No.56146026

>>56145454
>No, what they're trying to do is stop supplying non-Swatch manufacturers with ETA movements, and parts dealers with ETA parts.

That might not actually be true any more.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-swatch-movements-idUSKCN0Z61FZ
http://wornandwound.com/amidst-industry-slump-swatch-groupeta-looks-to-reopen-supply-of-movements/

>> No.56146041

>>56145257
SARB

>> No.56146096
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56146096

buy this for 850?
or save up for a nomos orion?

>> No.56146099

>>56144551
>>56144190
These watches is not 20BAR WR, why would Seiko even put that on the dial. It's closer to 5 BAR if anything.

>> No.56146205

>>56146099
You what? They have a screw down crown and everything.

>> No.56146219

>>56142986
Instagram famous cunter dipped his 25k usd panerai in vinegar and salt to force patina and it went so far it became unusable.

>> No.56146240

>>56146205
The compass crown is not screwed down, which is stupid.

>> No.56146271

>>56146099
They didn't put it there if it wasn't capable of it.

Else Seiko would be hit hard for that shit. It meets the required standards, and can withstand the pressure down to 200m.

>> No.56146345

>>56146271
I have a Seiko that is "200m" but has no screwdown crown nor pressure gaskets. They put 200m on everything now a days regardless if its real 200m or not. The only 200m that can be trusted by Seiko is their Divers line.

>> No.56146383

>>56146345
>people diving past 30 meters ayyyy

>> No.56146437

>>56146240
Seeing as an internal bezel has been utilized on some divers for fucking 60 years it must not be an issue

>> No.56146445

>>56146383
It's still disingenuous...

I honestly would like the SARB more if they put the real water resistance which should be around 50m-100m. But yea to me the SARB is a shit watch because of it.

>> No.56146457

>>56146345
You're fucking stupid. You don't need a fucking screw down crown.

>> No.56146474

>>56146445
It must be hard to be this dumb.

>> No.56146487

>>56146437
That's not even remotely true, the watches with the internal bezel isn't rated to 200m. Go ahead, find me a divers with an internal rotating bezel. Seiko basically put a lie on that dial. Seiko also does it with other watches, put 200m when its not even remotely the case.

>> No.56146494

>>56146096
Why would you want something that looks so shitty?

>> No.56146510

>>56146345
>>56146445
>>56146487
Steinshill has begun his anti-seiko campaign.

>> No.56146520

>>56146487
Have you not heard of super compressors?

>> No.56146538

>>56146445
Why would you possibly need that much water resistance in a dress watch?

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>>56146538
It's irrelevant if I needed or not, the fact that Seiko puts a 200m label on a watch that isn't capable of 200m is the company being dishonest. They have done it many times before, I expected from cheap chink shit brand but I am appalled that Seiko started doing it.

>> No.56146580
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SEIKO, CASIO, ROLEX, ALL STUPID. WHY YOU NO BUY STEINSHIT?

SEIKO METAL NO WATER RESIST! SEIKO ABSORB WATER

>> No.56146595

>>56146565
SARB has no WR label.

>> No.56146598

>>56146565

How do you know it's not that water resistant? Have you had one pressure tested?

>> No.56146622

>>56146598
I own that watch, and yes when I worked as an apprentice water maker I pressure tested it. It was only 70-80m water resist.

>>56146595
20BAR means its been rated as 200m water resistance.

>> No.56146643

>>56140242
>We circlejerk the OVM

If by we you mean you. And by circle jerk you mean shill

>> No.56146682

>>56145082
love that numeral bezel design

>> No.56146692

>>56146643
Don't mistake the one shill for the 4 or 5 here who like the OVM.

Even then, the shill is probably just doing so out of irony or for the sake of shitposting.

>> No.56146693

>>56146622
>I own that watch
Did you look for the ugliest Seiko you could find?

Why would you even buy it? It's a cheap quartz watch Seiko makes for poorfags who don't want to pay for an actual chronograph.

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>>56146643
I am not the only one I'm sure, the OVM is one of the best reviewed watch this decade. Also when they said its rated at 300m WR, its been tested by DIN meaning Steinhart don't make fake shit like Seiko do. Now that I think about it, maybe all of that Grand Seiko bullshit is just Seiko overpricing their shit to compete with Rolex. When in reality the Grand Seiko is just another piece of shit Seiko.

>> No.56146721

>>56146693
That's exactly why the owner of the store was getting ready to throw it into the garbage.

>> No.56146735

>>56146721
Were you stupid enough to pay money for that ugly thing?

>> No.56146740

>>56146705
>Sharkmesh
>without shrouded lugs

No.

>> No.56146750

>>56146735
If you mean I paid $0.00 for it then yes.

>> No.56146763

>>56146705
OMG what computer is that man? Looks minimal as fuck, it matches the OVM very well.

>> No.56146769

>>56146705
Oh good. The dirty steinshill here to set the record straight. You're going to talk about the supposedly best reviewed watch if the decade when you've owned less than 10 watches ever, and the most expensive one was the fucking steinhart.

Great

>> No.56146806

>>56146769
At least Steinhart don't put fake water resistance rating on their dials like some other shit brand does.

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Postan.

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>>56146852
Famalam.

>Inb4 fatfuck with tight watch
My arms are weird, wrists get real slim real quick compared to my arms. Watch is actually fits fine, can comfortably get my index finger under the bracelet before it gets tight.

>> No.56146903
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56146903

Rumors has it that Rolex will be releasing a limited edition Sub 114060 with Ceramic bezel and sword/dagger hands on commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 5517. This watch will cost $8500 MSRP and will be introduced on Baselworld 2017.

Time to start saving...

>> No.56146912

>>56146806
I'm glad you're confirming everything I said is true. You're new and don't know shit but want to act like it.

But people who have been around watches and know more than you seem to have the opposite impression than you on both Steinhart and Seiko. But of course your experience with a defective watch a shopkeeper gave away for free, probably because he didn't feel like going thru the return process from his distributor, and your experience with the steinhart being the most expensive watch you've ever owned trumps that. Clearly you're going to have a good understanding of quality and brand value by now.

Fucking kids these days.

>> No.56146920

>>56146903
Source on these rumors.

I can understand an anniversary edition of a limited run watch, but one for a military contracted piece?

>> No.56146924

>>56146903
>Rolex makes a watch
>it failed
>few decade pasts some idiot collector appraised the watch for 6 figured
>Steinhart makes a homage
>makes this piece of shit Rolex which failed commercially desirable again
>Rolex takes note
>makes its own homage
So basically Rolex copied Steinhart.

>> No.56146938

>>56146924
>>it failed
By what measure?
Rolex were contracted to produce them for the SBS, 1100-ish in all were made and the contract was fulfilled.

>> No.56146942

>>56146903
Yesss. Then I'll be a real army man.

>> No.56146949

>>56146912
>defending a brand this hard
lol you are really sad. Is a Seiko all you can ever afford or something? Look, its irrelevant what you think because what I said is not an opinion. Seiko put a fake water resistance rating on the dial, what part of this is too difficult to comprehend in your stupid brain?

>> No.56146954

>>56146900
>excuses for being flabby
The point is, you shouldn't wear watches. That looks absolutely riduclous.

>> No.56146957

>>56146806
There are a number of extremely plausible reasons why it might not have reached the indicated depth rating. A sample size of one is not sufficient evidence to say Seiko is lying about their depth ratings.

>> No.56146983

>>56146949
>Assaulting a brand this hard
Did Mr.Seiko rape you as a child or something?

Seriously dude, between your all out assault on Seiko, and now claiming that Rolex are copying Steinhart by releasing a homage to their own fucking watch, there is no ground left for you to stand on in which you will not label yourself a shill.

t. OVM owner.

>> No.56146986

>>56146949
It was a homage to water ratings.

>> No.56147046

>>56146949
https://www.thrillist.com/gear/what-your-watch-water-resistance-numbers-mean

Here's a explanation of the difference between 20BAR and Divers 200M. No 20BAR does not mean its a fucking dive watch, you can however swim and snorkel in it which is what most people would use it for when it comes to water.

>>56146903
Rolex is not doing this, people asked them and they already said no. There is however a shit Rolex mod company called Bamford which is modding the 114060 to look like a 5517. No it will not be 100% identical, the 114060 will be more of a Rolex homage to an unobtainable Rolex.

>>56146924
The fuck kind of mental gymnastics is this?

>> No.56147115

>>56147046
Do you honestly not see the coincidence that Rolex is re-releasing the Milsub just after Steinhard started making this design popular again?

>> No.56147168

>>56147115
No, that faggot John Mayer made it popular again by being a little bitch when he got had. Steinshit just capitalized and profit on it.

>> No.56147370

>>56146682
I think it's more like a layered dial. Also
>IV

>> No.56147389

>>56138310
Not a bad idea, maybe if I had something actually collector worthy. Wouldn't make sense for the 2 I have.

Don't get me wrong, they're stunning. Just not worth whatever the 4 people at RGM would charge.

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My contribution.

>> No.56147499

>>56147477
Nice rep.

>> No.56147500

>>56146806
actually they put 200m on the gen 1 OVM, which is 100 less than it was rated for

totes fake :'^

>> No.56147524

>>56147477
Wow dude, a fake peice is shit. Congratulations

>> No.56147530

>>56137609
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.

>> No.56147549

>>56147499
>>56147524
Hahaha thanks.... You guys are solid! How could you tell?

>> No.56147621

>>56147549
Looks like cheap crap. Hope you didn't pay over 10 dollars

>> No.56147631

>>56146345
Please tell me what your statement is based on.
>>56146445
All the other SARB are 100m, you retard.
>>56146487
Legend diver by Longines. 300m.
>>56146565
>>56146622
Nigger my SARB033 is 100m, not 200m. Only the Alpinist is 200m.

>> No.56147701
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My sister brought it home from new York for me... I'm not a huge watch guy (yet... Getting into the hobby more since this sparked my interest). What was so blatantly obvious that it was fake?

>> No.56147735

>>56147621
I think my sister paid $20 bucks for it. I usually wear a Gshock 6900, I've beat that thing up for years and it still works flawlessly to my surprise. I also have a Seiko quartz with tachometer, and a Tag F1 in black.

>> No.56147739

>>56147701
Are you a sexual tourist as well?

>> No.56147758
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Shit pic because it's night, but it's done, and so far running solid. I'll do some further checks tomorrow for smudges, operation, etc. but everything looks fine. I didn't relume it though, I'm not sure if it wouldn't decrease its worth.

Movement is the ETA 2783, manual and bidirectional automatic winding, instant jumping date wheel with quick setting crown, 21600bph, kinda overcomplicated keyless work.

Made in 1975, bought from first owner who didn't abuse it, but didn't have it serviced either. Ministry Amphibia for scale.

>> No.56147767

>>56147739
Nope, just an engineering student.

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>>56147758
Oh and one thing I forgot: twisted winding stem. Fucking crazy.

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>>56147701
>lume dots on a rolex
You have overall part alignment, no rolex letters on the inner bezel, wrong date font, wrong hands. really the second hand is disgusting. and some other minor details.

>>>>> Engineering student

>> No.56147882

>>56147786
Why do I get the feeling that it's not meant to be like that?

>> No.56147915

>>56147767
Oh, so you basically are.

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>>56146924
>>56146769
>>56146705
>>56146692
>>56146580
>>56146510
>>56146099
>>56147046
>>56146983
>>56146949
>The Steinshiller is attacking other brands at the same time The Giant Vagina (also a known Steinshiller) is attacking Archie.
Coincidence? I think not.

>> No.56147944

>>56147923
>Calls out people calling out the steinhart shill as steinhart shills

I'm not sure you know how this works.

>> No.56147950

>>56147882
It is. 2782 is the variant with the normal stem. I believe it's designed to push the sliding pinion against the winding pinion.

>> No.56147987

>>56147950
Honestly all it looked like to me was that some geezer got annoyed that it wouldn't wind further, and tried with some plies and bent the fucker.


Always good to know that shit is meant to look weird.

>> No.56148000

>>56141184
If you buy fake versions of fake watches, you at least support a trend of fake fake watches that are genuine, it seems the market for such things would blossom, since they're not knockoffs.

>> No.56148023

>>56148000
I think it's time to checkem'.

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>>56147868
I have no idea what the actual one is supposed to look like. I was just surprised it didn't say "Roelx".

I'm a structural engineering student, not a horologist.

>>56147915
Not quite, next April if all goes well.

>> No.56148104

>>56143143
>>56143505
Is your watch also made by masons pal?

>> No.56148139

By the way, I used to own a shitty ~$200 Seiko Quartz Chrono (mechaquartz?), that I went swimming and diving with regularly. No screw-down crown, no screw-down pushers, rated 100m. As a dumb kid I played with the chrono, under water, all the time. No flooding. No moisture whatsoever (opened for inspection multiple times). If anything, Seiko under-rates their watches' water resistance. For anyone actually interested in something other than shilling and shitting up the thread, read up on the water resistance thread on WUS and you'll learn that a screw down crown is not always necessary for water resistance.

>> No.56148152

>>56148049
>Not quite, next April if all goes well.
Engineers, everyone.
Don't forgret to share some pics.
It might be the time we get Archie and Federico to lurk in here instead of Reddit.

>> No.56148153

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRjxoN0xCHE

>> No.56148175

>>56147944
>responding to/referencing == calling out.
I understand the paranoia considering what's been going on, but a (you) isn't always negative.

>> No.56148188

>>56148175
Considering the nature of the reply, the negative assumption isn't exactly unwarranted.

>> No.56148286
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>Month since I last wore my pilot watch
>Now the dial moves when I pull the crown
>Never did it before; been in my watch box most of the time
>Just fresh out of warranty
Steinhart

>> No.56148306

>>56148286
post pictures

>> No.56148325

>>56148139
Well yeah, the screw down crown simply insures that it doesn't accidentally open underwater, its the quality of the gasket that matters

>> No.56148485

>>56148325
Also helps that a screw in itself is near-airtight, so is an effective means of providing some easy strongpoints when designing the watch.

>> No.56148489 [DELETED] 

Test

>> No.56148532

My Seiko battery just died after 7 years. Should I change it myself, or pay some local shop to do it?

>> No.56148559
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>>56148306
Don't have it on me right now. It's a Type-B 47mm. It just barely shifts a little to the side and goes back into place when the crown goes back in.

>> No.56148581

>>56148532
Do any cute girls work at the shop?

It's generally only a few dollars and they'll often do a free pressure test, as the ability to be water resistant over time can be diminished.

Should be trivial either way, assuming you have a tool to open your caseback.

>> No.56148633

>>56143409
It looks okay, but these days whenever I look at watches like a Frederique Constant all I can think it that it's a poor man's JLC, which are just a poor man's Patek, and Pateks are overrated garbage. So basically it's a cheap copy of a cheap copy of an overpriced watch.

>> No.56148683
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>>56147868
>lume dots on a rolex

It's been known to happen.

>> No.56148693

>>56143409
Why does the date subdial start at 311?

>> No.56148806

Anyone know where the fuck you get old Hamilton's serviced?

>> No.56148818
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I was gifted this piece of shit Festina 16864 watch worth around 130€ that I'm never going to wear as it's worse than wearing neon wristbands, should I hammer it down to pieces and post pictures?

>> No.56148918

>>56148693
It doesn't.
It ends at 31
It begins at 1

>> No.56148921
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Most recent purchase. Didn't work when I got it but fixed now. There was a metal shaving stuck between two gears. Runs pretty good on the timegrapher at +17s/d averaged between positions. Wish they still made the 1967 reissue with the paddle hands.

>> No.56148973
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>>56148948

>> No.56148982
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>>56148532
My Seiko with dead battery

>> No.56149017
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>>56137596
Is that the watch Bruce Willis' dad kept pushing up his ass in 'nam in "Pulp Fiction"?

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>>56148982
My expensive watch

>> No.56149034

>>56148948
Your watch is off by 17s a day?
That sucks :/ you would think for that kind of money it would work better.

>> No.56149093

>>56149034
For what kind of money? $30?

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>>56149026
A better picture.

>> No.56149165

Need a cheap watch.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-Retro-F91W-Style-LCD-Screen-Digital-Watch-Fast-Free-Shipping-in-USA-/112094353675?hash=item1a1958190b:g:DHsAAOSwHoFXtPvW

Is this good enough?
It's a classic F91w but because it's not casio branded I'm not sure.

Opinions?
Is it worth it?

>> No.56149212

>>56149165
Why not just get a real one, its $16.

>> No.56149249
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>>56149094
As a fellow Tag Heuer owner: prepare to be shit upon in this thread.

>> No.56149254

>>56149165
Spend a couple more dollars for something that'll actually last... Notice the proven track record.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000GAWSDG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471557410&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=Casio&dpPl=1&dpID=41%2Bp4flZguL&ref=plSrch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001AWZDA4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1471557410&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=Casio&dpPl=1&dpID=41qd19Y2gIL&ref=plSrch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005JVP0LE/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1471557410&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Casio&dpPl=1&dpID=51EdYIgL-VL&ref=plSrch

>> No.56149286

>>56149249
Please enlighten me. Also, what do you own?

>> No.56149339

>>56149212
>>56149254
Well, in the description it said
> There are a lot of low-quality versions of this watch for sale on eBay. The stock I have are sturdy and durable, not light and flimsy like some of the others, which are actually more like children's watches. Be careful of what you select.

Which is why I was actually considering it, and not just dismissing it due to it being unbranded.

>> No.56149372
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Looking to buy a new SKX while they are still around. Found this on ebay for $188. Does this picture look right? Why is there a IIII in the day window?

>> No.56149397
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>>56148921
Fuck smartwatches, if someone actually made and sold a wrist-mounted smartphone with modern specs, I would buy one.

>> No.56149419

>>56149339

Are you really that fucking stupid? It's a shitty ass fake and they're just saying to try to get you to buy their garbage. Just pay the $10 plus shipping and buy the real deal from Amazon.

>> No.56149422

>>56149372
A single watch will have two languages for the day, like English/Spanish. Roman numerals are also a thing, I think it's paired with English.

>> No.56149589
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>>56149286
The watch thread folks here in general hate Tag Heuer due to the "brand recognition over quality" investment in recent years.
I'm a very satisfied owner of a Link (WJF5110).

>> No.56149634

>>56143409
>What date is it?
>Friday the 311th
What a shitty design to have the 31 & 1 so close together.

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>> No.56149669
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>>56149026

>> No.56149694
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>>56149165
>buying a fake terrorist watch.

>> No.56149726
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>>56149419

>http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-F91W-1-F91W-Watch-Water-Resistant-30M-Extra-Battery-2-Years-Warranty-/161994296921?hash=item25b79cce59:g:-rMAAOSwrklVR3zr

This one looks real.
Sorry m8, I have no experience with watches so pls bear with me

>> No.56149757

>>56149589
>fat
>watch on the wrist
>tag hue
>fat
Kill yourself, friend.

>> No.56149802

>>56149757
>wrist
*hand

>> No.56149854

>>56149589
Looks nice and sleek

>> No.56149865

>>56137596
Anyone got any experience with Timex watches? I'm looking to PERHAPS get a diving one (depth gauge and all) and I'm not sure.

>> No.56149879

>>56149653
Shit, Fake shit, shit, good, good, shit.

Shit, Shit, Shit, Acceptable, Acceptable, shit.

>> No.56149883

>>56143143
Do the newer Speedys have lume that patinas like that?
I don't know if I really dig that...

>> No.56149888

>>56149653
Ugh I'm dying to get a rangeman. I just can't make up my mind on this colour. What do you think in terms of regular display vs negative display that they have on the FDE model?

>> No.56149924

>>56149757
I have thin wrists, stop trolling, Archie.

>> No.56149927

>>56146345
Yeah I'm sure the "seiko" you have is a scam man
What a shitty company "seiko" is

>> No.56149962

>>56149854
Thanks anon

>> No.56150000

Is 15.5mm to thick for a casual watch that is borderline dress watch?

>> No.56150159

>>56150000
It's a very thick watch. Pretty dark thick for something you expect to slide under a cuff unless you're wearing very loose clothing

>> No.56150185

>>56150000
That's pretty thick, considering my diver is only 12mm thick.

>> No.56150291

>>56147549
Imperfections on the text, imperfections on the crown, imperfections on the chapter rings, imperfections on the date.

>> No.56150326

>>56148153
>same precision quartz movement that the military depended on in WW1
FFS...

>> No.56150344 [DELETED] 

>>56148559
Should have bought a Steinhart Aviators 44, its a much higher quality watch than whatever brand you had.

>> No.56150364

>>56150344
It was a Steinhart.
Read his first post.

>> No.56150389

>>56148153
>It glow in the light, so you can see it in the night! - USA made

>> No.56150391

>>56150344
>>56150364
Stienshill on suicide watch

>> No.56150421

>>56148153
Is this a joke? The A and B Uhrs are Nazi designs...
The US used Hamilton field watches

>> No.56150448

>>56150391
At this point I am entirely convinced that there are actually shills here now. That idiot was just exactly that..

The least they could do is stick to shilling something decent, like the OVM at the very least, but no, they have to try push EVERYTHING. And they're so painfully obvious in it too.

>> No.56150450

>>56148286
>complain about great brand with excellent quality
>can you post any proof
>sorry I don't have it with me right now
Sure man.

>> No.56150464

>>56150450
Nice job deleting your other post. Idiot.

Someone with clover grab a screen and drop it here for us won't you?

>> No.56150504
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>>56150464
What post? This is my first post in this thread. I don't even own a Steinhart, thought I might buy one this Christmas; probably buy a Nav-B.

>> No.56150517

>>56150504
>$0.05 has been deposited into your account

>> No.56150582
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56150582

>>56150464

>> No.56150591

>>56150582
Thanks.

>> No.56150821

>>56147868
Rolex on the inner bezel is a recent thing, won't find it in previous models

>> No.56150834
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56150834

>>56149653
That Fossil looks like a clone of Rado Ceramica. Even the crown is cloned.

>> No.56150859
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56150859

Beautiful

>> No.56150902

I do a lot of outside activities involving water, like swimming, canoeing jumping off shit. Also shit like hiking rock climbing all that.

Rec me a good waterproof outdoors beater watch that will last me forever. Looking at the SNZGs but not too big a fan of the color options.

>> No.56150917

>>56147701
Honestly, on first sight there seem to be imperfections, as >>56150291 stated, which you won't find on proper swiss watches (let alone a Rolex). But if you want to be sure, go let it be checked at an authorized watchmaker/dealer. Did you get the watch with a proper box / warranty card?

>> No.56151078

>>56150859
Probably functions better as a timepiece than anything else posted in this thread.

>> No.56151123

>>56151078
Quartz is objectively more accurate, but I don't begrudge people for owning fancy watches.

>> No.56151411

>>56150902
g-shock or any of the cheap divers. idk if cliff diving could damage a 100m rated watch

>> No.56151583

>>56141845
>>56142328
The G-shock could almost look good if they removed all the advertising engrish shit and tacky patterns from the face.

TOUGH SOLAR G-SHOCK PROTECTION SHOCK RESIST MULTIBAND 5!!! Reminds me of a Gigabyte or Asus motherboard.

>> No.56151585

>>56150834
Why is Rado so overlooked?
They're the first to dabble in super resiliant watches

>> No.56151609

>>56137596
Is that a bomb

>> No.56151628
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56151628

It's here! Rev up those keyboards, boys!

>> No.56151633

>>56151585
What do you mean super resilient? You mean scratch resistant with ceramic models?

>> No.56151655

Any faggots with pebbles?
I just got one cheap, is there anything fun to do with them?
Can I put it on a nato strap? It seems to have standard 22mm lugs

>> No.56151660
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56151660

>>56151628

>> No.56151665

>>56151633
>RADO's differs from the traditional Swiss watch makers in that it leans towards innovative uses of high tech materials in distinct design. RADO has focused on pioneering the use of a number of materials that are unique within the watch making industry, such as hardmetal(tungsten- and titanium carbide which they call high tech ceramics), ceramics, lanthanum and sapphire crystal.
They also have the world record for the hardest watch in the world. 10k vickers

>> No.56151713
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56151713

Yes sir, the dream team is now complete. My rotation is ready for action.

>> No.56151721

>>56151665
Yeah, was just checking what you meant. I have one of their high tech ceramics.

The materials usage is interesting and I like it. Keep in mind most of their models are towards the more affordable end of ceramic watches. So when you look at something like a ceramic speedmaster, they have many hard edges and a some really nice contrast between polished and even brushed surfaces. With Rado they often have to round everything out and give it a single (generally smooth polish) finish on all surfaces. That's one of the reasons they've been able to incorporate so many hard-to-workw-with and unique materials, because they've kept finishing and working with those materials to mostly very straight forward procedures.

>> No.56151743
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56151743

>>56151583

Well at least some of the JDM versions have less colours. I put the module from the black x blue version into the navy bezel, turned out pretty nice.

>> No.56151792
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>>56151743
Even Timex is slightly less tacky.

>> No.56151844

>>56149026
I don't see one, did you crop it out by accident?

>> No.56151852
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56151852

>>56151792

I see the 5610s as tools rather than fashion statements, so I'm not too concerned with that.

>> No.56151876

>>56151713
What is that in the middle? Moto?

>> No.56151988
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56151988

>>56151876
360 gen 2

>> No.56152043
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>>56150000
Depends on if the thickness is due to extremely domed acrylic crystal, or if it's just a tuna can. Pic related is the former and fits under dress shirt sleeves easily.

>> No.56152044
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56152044

Well I just bought the blue one, a bit pricey for NH35 but the rest of the watch seems pretty nice. I wish I could afford the meteorite dial but fuck that shit for $200 more.

>> No.56152065

>>56152044
What is this? Helson?

>> No.56152079
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56152079

>>56150000
>>56152043
The chrono is 15mm FYI.
On the other hand, pic related is only 12.9mm and has trouble fitting, due to it's shape (the shirt sleeve shown is quite loose) .

>> No.56152083

>>56152065
Zelos. They have a fair sized collection but this is the first one I actually liked.

>> No.56152118
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>>56152043
>1/3 the price
>same ETA movement
>sapphire over shitty acrylic
>316L Stainless instead of shitty Sinn potmetal
>German Engineering, SWISS MADE instead of chink engineering and who knows where Sinns are made

>> No.56152174
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56152174

>>56152044
These watches are pretty expensive for NH35. I just bought a NH35 with the same specs for $250.

>> No.56152187
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56152187

>it's been 24 hours and the seller still hasn't responded to my offer

>> No.56152233
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56152233

Just ordered one of these for $117. I've bought a Seagull watch before and the finish and quality was pretty good. Hopefully this will be more of the same except with a better movement.

>> No.56152256

>>56152118
Do you poo in loo, or designated street?

>> No.56152270

>>56151988
>Screen turns off

>> No.56152276

>>56152270
The design fades, the time stays.

>> No.56152279

>>56152118
Sinn shares a case manufactoror with ALS
Try again next time faggot
Also
>shitty acrylic
You can't make up taste this garbage

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56152287

>>56152079
Better view of how disgustingly chunky it is. Thinking of just putting it on leather NATO to wear on the weekends, or only wearing it with french cuffs.

>> No.56152292

>>56152187
>Seller doesn't ship two fucking days after you pay

>> No.56152310

>>56152276
>numbers burns in because somehow people think AMOLED is an acceptable screen technology
E ink or bust when it comes to toy "smart"watches

>> No.56152315

>>56152292
I ordered a Zulu strap in the past and the seller took a week to ship it out.

>> No.56152340

>>56152287
>Enamel dial
>Those hands
>On any kind of nato
pls no
I agree that it doesn't fit you well. Make it your polo shirt/casual short sleeve shirt watch
Turns out the SARB033 is a lot more versitile than the higher end presage pieces

>> No.56152348

>>56152233
Can i have the model number please?, some of these had a cut off 3.
They have it in some pictures and not others, I'm trying to figure out which ones don't have the three printed in the dial.
I hate cut off numbers

>> No.56152361

>>56152315
>Buy fabric strap
>Seller is a state away
>$10 shipping
>It comes in a fucking envelope

>> No.56152390

>>56152361
Fuck off American your people started this consumerist bullshit and caused everything to be about "making a quick buck"

>> No.56152412

>>56152340
True. I did order a shell cordovan strap for it, so I'll just put it on that instead. It's hot as fuck here so I'll just roll up my sleeves.

>> No.56152414
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56152414

>>56152348
It's the filename 819.368. Or you can just search for Seagulls with the ST2130 movement. Pic is the Seagull I already own and one of the models with the cutoff 3. The subdial placements on this one are regrettable.

>> No.56152419

>>56152310
It's IPS. Why are you so mad about the subject?

>those darn kids and their fancy SMERT watches
>they think they are real watches
>i bet they dont even have a single seamaster
>how dare they

>> No.56152433

>>56152390
>>>/leftypol/

>> No.56152457

>>56152361
>orders fake ISOframe fake Crafter Blue band from Portugal in July
>no word where it is
>no way to track
Fucking international shipping!

>> No.56152706

tuning fork watches are fucking neat

>> No.56152723
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>>56152390

We didn't start the fire it was always burning since the world's been turning

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>>56152706
Hell yea.

>> No.56152799

>>56152457
>Ordered Kangaroo leather NATO from Ausfailia early June.
>Guy says out of stock and will re-stock at month end, I said fine because price was by far the best.
>July, I check with him, he said supplier is late, wait 10 more days, I said fine.
>10 days later still out of stock, keeps saying give more time.
> Late July, said will have by month end. August rolls by. No news. I give up and order fucking expensive Jurgens strap cuz Yolo.
>Jurgens US dealer says out of stock, take 10 days to ship from Doucheland. Refund? I said fine, I'll wait.
>10 days later I check, he says on the way, will be here any day now.
>Yesterday, Ausfag finally ships my stap, gave me ~15% discount and free shipping for the wait and apologized profusely. I'm too polite to refuse.
Now I have two Tan 20mm leather NATO straps cumming at me from opposite sides of the world. No tracking on either so who knows when they'll get here.

>> No.56152838

>>56152723
>Pic
See, this is what happens when people with good genes breed.
It needs to be illegal to have a kid if the parents are ugly

>> No.56152842

>>56152724
whats the deal with servicing these? is buying one an external nightmare?

>> No.56152888

>>56152723
Why isn't this guy in more movies? Fuck his dad is an Academy Award winning director FFS.

>> No.56152912

>>56152842
There are a few people who'll service them. Al from palmer's jewelry (the former service manager for bulova who worked on 214s). Just about mybob. Claims to have 25 years of experience servicing them but I doubt he has any experience servicing any watch. All he did to my spaceview was fuck it up and scratch the shit out of my kreislers.

>> No.56152928

>>56152912
>Al
Meant Larry.

>> No.56152998

>>56152287
The NATO will just make it chunkier.

>> No.56153022

>going on a trip to Europe and finishing in Asia this December

guys I need a watch, either:

1. Rolex Submariner
2. Omega Speedmaster MAN ON TEH FUCKING MOON
3. Anything in the $6k-$10k range nothing above 10k

Can anyone recommend me a trust worthy grey market dealer around West Los Angeles or Beverly Hills?

>> No.56153055

>>56147168
taking action against the person who duped you is being a little bitch?

>> No.56153139

>>56152723
is he a wristlet?

>> No.56153195

>>56153022

Why would you take an expensive watch with you?

>> No.56153321

>>56153195
Because I can? Also wanted to attack the foreign whores.

>> No.56153357
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>>56153321
Then get something like this, in all honesty a stainless Rolex or Speedy pro will make guys take notice. But girls knows fuck all about watches. They are impressed by gold be it fake or real. This thing gets me more compliments than anything and you can basically lie to their faces saying its very expensive and they wouldn't even 2nd guess what you said.

>> No.56153432
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56153432

>>56153357
Bronze looks better than gold plated, also you insult women they atleast know that Seiko's are shit.

>> No.56153455

>>56153022
Didn't the Chinese watch market just collapse? Swing by Hong Kong and help them move the built-up inventory, especially if you can haggle.

>> No.56153496

>>56153455
The fuck are you talking about luxury goods in HK and China is at an all time high. 7/10 S-Class Mercedes produced in the world are sold in China. Same goes for Luxury watches.

>> No.56153505

>>56153432
Kys
>>56153022
Check out Archie's (former) sponsor, Jewelers on time, in Newport.

>> No.56153542

>>56153496
https://www.ft.com/content/d00f5402-ecf0-11e5-888e-2eadd5fbc4a4

>> No.56153645

>>56153022
ocwatchguy has stuff

>> No.56153696

>>56140911
>>56139270

There are Chink sellers on Ebay that market a specific and prolific boutique lighter that counterfeits can sell for about 600 or more. The trick is that these sellers have a code word in the description title of the lighter so you know you're buying a replica of a 2k fart sniffers lighter for only 30 bucks.

Rather than thinking you're buying a real one for several hundred and getting sold a piece of shit.

>> No.56153776

>>56143143
Why a Speedmaster?

Nice cufflinks too. You basically have the whole neighborhood as your thrall right?

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>>56150450

>> No.56154263

>>56152799
He's probably chinese, they are taking over and that's what they sell.
Cousin Chen owns the factory that makes the watch bands and sends them to Ahn wu in Sydney.
Yoo no worry mister, it only sright deray.
>Brother Chen sends them by sea mail
A hory fark -_-

>> No.56154307

>>56154099
Looks like part of the plastic spacer around the movement has broken and is allowing it a little play.

>> No.56154374

>>56154307
>Using a plastic spacer in anything above Seiko 5 tier watches
Absolute cancer

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>>56154374
Eh I didn't say they did for certain.
Looks like it is a metal spacer. Those two screws holding it all in place might have become loose

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56154473

>>56146622
>when I worked as an apprentice water maker

Dream job, anon... You made it in life!

>> No.56154702

>>56154457
Google Image search says that's from a Sinn, not your watch...

>> No.56154746

>>56154702
Ah my mistake, neither are my watch, just trying to help anon find his problem

>> No.56154848
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56154848

>>56154746
>>56154099
Here. Quality movement from a quality brand :^)

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56154855

>>56154848
From the same album.

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