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equation of time comfiest complication edition

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

Required viewing for newbies:
https://youtu.be/508-rmdY4jQ [Embed]

Strap guide:

Previous thread:

>> No.56465443
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Who's preordering an Apple Watch 2 tonight?

>> No.56465530
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Second for wearing divers on rainy days.

>> No.56465796
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Bring the hate.

>> No.56465851

It's a nice watch. Would personally go for the no-date sub as it's a bit cleaner.

>> No.56465898

i cant fucking hate a watch like that no matter how much i want to

>> No.56466201
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the weather's p nice here atm

wednesday frog day btw

man werent you looking at an oak jumbo?
so much nicer watch imho

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How do I open this. The only other watch Ive had had buttons on it

pls no bully

>> No.56467588

Is it enough to service my watches every ten years, if I have a few in rotation?

>> No.56468139



>> No.56468548
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Going real fn NATO today.

>> No.56468692

>recently found /wt/
>lurk for about 2 weeks now

after many comparisons and window shopping, I've realized its better to shell out the fund on a small amount of quality watches($50 to $500 each), than it is to buy a million cheap watches

many of you guys have all failed at your hobby

>> No.56468707
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On the contrary I'm actually making a conscious effort to buy all the cheap watches.

>> No.56468730

that does look fun to be honest.

should i just kms now?

>> No.56468779

>quality watches($50 to $500 each)

Price and quality are correlated, but not equivalent. Regardless of price, buy tasteful watches and don't buy shitters.

>> No.56468827

fuck off archie
nobody likes you

>> No.56468911


>> No.56469017
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First for shitty tablet camera

>> No.56469046
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Wew t b h
Preddy gud watch, orient bambino v2

>> No.56469066

how much was that slut

also what model

>> No.56469130

$151 with shipping, It's the new Vostok Neptune SE 960726.

>> No.56469178

if only that had proper lugs

>> No.56469264

Yeah, I plan on transplanting it to a 710 case one day. The stock bracelet is not bad tho.

>> No.56469683
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bought my first nice watch, very hype

>> No.56469830

nice face, IMO would look nice on a simple leather strap

>> No.56469874

The royal oak 15202st is coming in next month. Had to special order it. This giant watch was to balance out the collection since the slim is so small.

>> No.56469955
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bought this yesterday, pretty hyped

>> No.56469986

I agree but I dress preppy so I can wear this often without it being too classy, whereas plain face black on black is way too formal for that.

>> No.56470070

senpai pls
the jumbo really isnt that small

>> No.56470231

Get a red leather strap, and you'll be preppy af.

>> No.56470299
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Are non-battery watches a meme?
Really like the open look of them

>> No.56470345

>that damaged dial, just below the brand's name
awful, seriously

You should buy a mechanic (non-battery) watch, but not a steaming piece of shit like that.

>> No.56470503
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Already fell for the android wear meme

>> No.56470516

how much did you pay for an led display watch

>> No.56470556

200, was mispriced at best buy

Most frustrating part of it is no decent watchface editors

>> No.56470854

>200, was mispriced at best buy
yeah by about 200 lel

>> No.56470869

christ that thing barely fits your wrist

why do people buy watches too big for their wrists

>> No.56470889


>> No.56470950

you guys know anything like the bambino but in 36mm or 38mm, and with a clean dial? (no date counter)

>> No.56471046
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Basically a shitton of vintage.

>> No.56471377

I'm stuck between Galaxy Gear 2 and Pebble Time 2.

Help me /g/

>> No.56471455

Ditch those pieces of shit and buy a real watch.
Smartwatches are for cucks

>> No.56471542

"Non-battery" watches are not a meme in any way. Mechanical watches are basically the only thing any serious collector will have. It's a sign of engineering perfection. Cheap quartz watches are easy to manufacture. Also, mechanical watches normally don't have an open face like that, although some will have a display-case back so that you can see what's going on.

>> No.56471674 [DELETED] 

I... kinda like your slav faggotry.
Well done nigger.

>> No.56471802

Come back when they make a "mechanical" smart watch.

>> No.56471819
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Stupid idiot detected.

>> No.56471828
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Mechanicals watches can be a real work of art anon. Quartz is for kids.

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Faggot I just said I liked your vintage shit.
What else do you want?

You are the stupid idiot.

>> No.56472150

Don't dis slavshit, buddy. Poljot was comparable to Swiss upper-midrange at the time.

>> No.56472250
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>Poljot was comparable to Swiss upper-midrange at the time.
Now let's not take things out of proportion.
The slav part was a joke btw.

Your collection is in nice condition senpai.

>> No.56472309

This was meant for you.

>> No.56472331

>Your collection is in nice condition senpai.
Thanks. Write me an email, ok? My address is in the corner of the pic.

>> No.56472394

I'm not into dudes senpai. Sorry

>> No.56472581

I'd like to get a nice mechanical but it's out of my budget as a college kid.

Smart watch would be a good placeholder till then and I'd get good use out of it.

Pebble looks good but idk about it not having WiFi...

>> No.56472745

why would you want wifi for a watch
its supposed to tell time
if it tells time youre good

>> No.56472808

Smart watches will make NFC payment more popular. Which is pretty dope. I was okay with the slide cards but now the chips are annoying.

>> No.56472833
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Apple is now the #2 watch company by revenue, behind only Rolex. Someone stop this ride, I want to get off.

>> No.56472849

Buy a Seiko SARB or a used Citizen caliber 5700

Seriously. DON'T buy a smartwatch that is going to be obsolete in a year

>> No.56472914

>Seiko getting its ass kicked by Citizen
Somehow this irritates me more...

>> No.56473036

That sales raking looks iffy

But the iDrones won't notice

>> No.56473110
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>Swatch and suspiciously out of the list
>Seiko, Citizen and Casio suspiciously low

Steve Jobs's ghost, please

The minute people buy their third iShit because second is again obsolete, they'll turn and look to the guy with a Rolex, Omega, Seiko, Tissot etc... and realize how much heve they fucked up

>> No.56473283
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>Rolex and other brands there hold their value
>The apple watch holds some dank memes and your time schedule

Appleshill, please

>> No.56473402

Where'd you order it from? I'm looking but everywhere that sells those seems to be out of stock

>> No.56473432
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These are probably "pulled out of my ass" statistics, but if you count movements only Miyota beats anything else by far.

>> No.56473442
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>50m WR rated
>depth sensor that interacts with your Mac/iPhone/iPad
>date complications
>almost a week of battery life with regular use
>heart rate sensor
>lung sensor
How can Rolex even compete?

>> No.56473578
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>not being made of plastic shit

>> No.56473649

Apple watch come in Aluminum, Ceramic and Stainless as well as precious metals.

>> No.56473697

>>50m WR rated
>>depth sensor that interacts with your Mac/iPhone/iPad

That depth resistance is like next to nothing.
So your sensor will actually inform you that you have fucked up and warranty is no longer valid


>> No.56473770

Hey this apple watch actually looks decent finally

>> No.56473847

He's literally suggesting a week of battery life is better than perpetual.

Never respond to macfaggots.

>> No.56473853
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The insides are still made of plastic shit

Your point is mute m8

>> No.56473919

>How can Rolex even compete?
Let's see which device still works after 50 years

>> No.56473992

>>date complications
>>almost a week of battery life with regular use

The iShit needs to be of second generation to have something mechanical watches have had for over a century


>> No.56474059

I like the designs of Smartwatches tho. At least they all last about a week off 1 charge.

>> No.56474116
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>> No.56474150

Obviously not the Rolex without maintenance.

>> No.56474293

>not the Rolex without maintenance
Half the surviving Rolex from WWII had never been serviced and still work.

Collectors actually fight for the non serviced.

Accept it faggot. No iShit can compare or compete with a well made mechanical watch.

>> No.56474418

Right this is why Rolex never recommended a $1000 maintenance every 3 years.

>> No.56474488

Not realizing business are still jew driven

Seriously, I can't laugh at you anymore my sides are kill

>> No.56474628

but anon those are the cheap watches

>> No.56474681

Bud, it's OK. You don't have to be this way. Next time they call, just tell them you're done. Simple like that. You're better than this. Get out there and get your dream job, don't waste your life for 0.05$.
I believe in you!

>> No.56475218

that can't be in volume of sales... I sincerely doubt there are more pateks sold than casios

>> No.56475558

they said it was by revenue

>> No.56476519

>pull numbers out of arse
>market icrap as a rolex with pokemon notifications


>> No.56477581

Hey how much does your gain/lose per day? On wrist and off? Mine loses maybe 4 secs per day off wrist, but oh man does it lose like 20 secs when worn. And I had it serviced properly some three weeks ago so its more to the watch than a grimy movement.

>> No.56478292
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>tfw you can't afford this


would someone lend me 2.6 million please ?

>> No.56478389
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nor this ;_;

95.000 $

>> No.56478459

Just buy an amfibia.

>> No.56478549
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I know the Speedy Professional is seriously overmemed, but is it actually the only current production Omega worth getting?

>> No.56478598

>date complication
Hey guys, the apple watch is a 57260 for a fraction of the price!

>> No.56478624

how does one tell when a watch is too big

>> No.56478800

It's the best watch and not overmemed. The moonwatch (3570.50.00) is the safest bet overall.

The cal 8500 watches have a nice "in-house" movement and should be considered

The Seamaster 300 MC is new, but really cool, as are the PO watches.

>> No.56478806

The rule of thumb is that the lugs shouldn't stick out over your wrist.

It gets a bit trickier with nonstandard lugs and whatnot, and some watches are made to just be fuckhuge, so in the end you just have to trust your gut.

>> No.56478895

You'd also have to pass an interview. Just having the money is not enough

>> No.56479044

>Here's a list of companies by revenue
>In no particular order

>> No.56479367

Nice sales presentation, anon.

>> No.56479508

No affiliation with the brand, but have owned omegas for 15 years

>> No.56479571

It shows.

>> No.56479672
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i haven't had a watch since I was a kid :^)

the pictures don't actually give the terror watch enough credit, it is actually kind of neat looking in person.

>> No.56479700

>Apple Watch 2 os waterproof up to 50meters.

I....I..I may fall for the smart watch meme guys.

How autistic would it be to have a smart watch in one wrist and a mechanical master race in the other?

>> No.56479777

It would be extremely painful

>> No.56479781

go away

>> No.56479803
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because you hate it

gayer than those faggots that wear 30 bracelets with a watch

>> No.56479847
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I don't see anything wrong with a quartz watch. I respect the grand siekos..... but this is just cheap chink shit in a metal case. There is nothing prestigious about it. Its just like the new iphone that comes out every 2 years.

And don't wear 2 watches you autist.

>> No.56479853
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As autistic as this

IF you must, do this insted, DON'T wear a watch on each arm.

Btw, 50m resistance is next to fucking nothing, any less than 100m is don't come close to any water at all.

>> No.56480002

>because you hate it
We don't, but it's like seeing a turd among trophies

>> No.56480055

desu i don't hate it

what is wrong with things being affordable to the everyman? you want it to be just for you, right?

>> No.56480075

Even steinshill looks down on applefaggots,
that's like a good old healthy shit hating on stinking bloody diarreha.

This should be a clue NOT to fell for the iShit meme anon.

>> No.56480092
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something something unoriginal copy
something something SHITTERRR

I enjoy it

>> No.56480183
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Oh God, THIS

>> No.56480302
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>like a good old healthy shit hating on stinking bloody diarreha

>> No.56480384

get you a NATO like >>56468548

Weekender is a sweet little watch.

>> No.56480923

>luxury products
>affordable to the everyman
>get a fake in every sense except for the label
If you want a nice watch for that money, get a Seiko or a Hamilton

>> No.56481111
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I bet you think watches are a status symbol

>> No.56481178
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>> No.56481193

So I normally don't even like Apple when it comes to watches but with this new iteration:

>50m WR rated
>longer battery life
>rate monitor
>hike/run tracker

This just might be the best sports watch ever made, and I don't have to wear it to keep it charged. When I get home I can just plug it into my MacBook and it will not only charge but download all of my exercise data.

Its very tempting especially since I am putting a pre-order on an iPhone 7+ 128GB in Jet/Piano Black.

>> No.56481223
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archie pls leave

now this is trying to hard at this point
worse than the pretend steinshills

>> No.56481235

Hey does the OVM have a movement that doesn't have a date adjustment yet? I really want one and is waiting on that feature to be removed.

>> No.56481278

Nice Steinhart homage there bro!
I'm not usually one for copy watches but that one almost looks like the same quality as the original steinhart watch

>> No.56481296
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50m WR =/= sport watch

appleshill, please, stop embarrasing yourself

>> No.56481330
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it doesn't have a date wheel
the crown will snap into that position but it will just rotate and do nothing

I'm selling mine though
I like the older vintage red with the black dial and i don't need this one

>> No.56481362
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whats /wt/'s opinion on:


>> No.56481417
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imagine this disgusting fat man screaming SHITTERRR over and over into a shitty camera and that's your answer

>> No.56481460

Yea I will wait until they remove the date wheel, gear and retainer so it will just click to hack or time setting.

>> No.56481475
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>how does one tell when a watch is too big

>> No.56481484

Have a craving for a 50 atmos desu

>> No.56481523

Do you honestly go deeper than 50m? I mean 90% of amateur dives don't even go past 30m. In this scenario you would be able to not only check your dive time, but your facebook and 4chan if you keep your iPhone in a water tight bag.

>> No.56481549

50m doesn't mean scuba diving, it means splash-proof

Don't ask me why they use such retarded ratings

>> No.56481561
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it's a ETA 2824-2 movt
i wouldn't hold my breath

Like i said, i don't hear a date wheel clicking over and i'm pretty sure it's not there, nor does it feel the crown connects or turns anything in that position

>> No.56481582

Because it's clearly more economical to have two different movements instead of just a different dial to please some faggot autist

>> No.56481640

50m from Apple usually translates to like 100m from other companies.

>> No.56481665

Oh okay, I might get it then... I just don't want to accidentally fuck up the watch because I accidentally turned the date wheel at midnight when I am trying to set the time.

>> No.56481733
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Thoughts on the Glycine subs? Getting those black bay heritage vibes from the red ones

>> No.56481738

you can buy mine
it's the cheapest one on ebay :'^

>> No.56481762
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Any idea what backlight LEDs digital watches like the F-91W might be using? Size, voltage and such? Just in the ballpark.

>> No.56481850

How much?

>> No.56481870


>> No.56481879

That's basically an Invicta now, but if its not too expensive then go for it.

>> No.56481906
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$429.99 but i'll really take an offer for $400

hey you actually get a tracking number if you order it from me ;

>> No.56482022

Probably a 1.8mm led at 1.5V or whatever the battery puts out.

>> No.56482099

So..Essentially the price from new?

Not even worth it considering the week dispatch he would otherwise have to wait from manufacturer.

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>> No.56482316

Why would I pay $80 more than if I were to buy new. Heck Steinshit has a bff sale that takes another 10% and free int. shipping.

>> No.56482321

Because Apple are too stupid to know what a metre is?

>> No.56482322

Bulova makes good quartz watches, I wouldn't get their automatics though. Their automatics are overpriced for what they are.

>> No.56482367

they're $360 direct from steinhart, and what i paid for it, but nobody seems to know that :^

>> No.56482382

Either that or shipping to the US is hell enough to make people want to spend more money to wait less.

>> No.56482397

You don't get it anon. 50m WR is 5 bar wich translates as barely minimum to have activities in "shallow waters" meaning you can only goof around at about 2 meters below the surface. If the iWatch touches the bottom of a 5 meters pool it's fucked.

>> No.56482450

came out to be just under $400 with shipping, however they don't give tracking numbers, which is inexcusable as far as i'm concerned and refused to answer emails.

>> No.56482452
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I'm just leaving this here

>> No.56482476

A tracking number would be appreciated, yes, no doubt some third party sellers provide tracking numbers.

>> No.56482491


>> No.56482666
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What are some of the best dive watches under $200 for a person with small wrists?

Been thinking of picking up a pepsi mako on nato

>> No.56482673

It's tested by Apple, they don't do standard testing their tests usually go above and beyond. This includes dropping the watch from a height to 50m deep to simulate rapid pressure. Did you even watch the conference they put on today?

>> No.56482775

You're new to this.
So let us tell you.

Watches are a fickle matter.
Until ISO test it, and thus rate it, they can claim whatever they like. But once ISO test it, and publish their findings, if it does not meet the 50m criteria, and Applel still continue to advertise it as such, well, that's false advertisement right there.

Why I even bother replying to such transparent 'trolls' I don't know, guess it's a slow evening.

>> No.56482890
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MFW people here still don't gets it.

50m WR is next to nothing, and corelates to an international standar


>> No.56482899

I'm looking at these two watches. Nothing I really need or have money for right now but I really like the design and want something to look forward for in the future.



Any reason the Stowa is 300E more expensive? I believe one factor is the thermally blued hands? Afaik also the case on the Stowa is not made in Germany unlike on the Archiemde.

>> No.56482967


My Speedmaster is basically the only watch I will ever need as long as I don't intentionally fuck it up.

It's one of the most reliable and versatile watches ever made and relatively speaking, worth every penny.

I would say that perhaps they should be $1000 cheaper.

But I understand why Omega sells it at that price.

>> No.56482969

Different grade movements is the most likely scenario here, as well as just general differing materials, general construction and build quality.

>> No.56482973
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Maybe some revenue is so high because their costs are so low and their customers are getting majorly ripped off?

>> No.56482993

They both seem to be using Eta 2824-2. Also as I said the case afaik is better quality on the Archimede. Do you have anything more specific? I don't know exactly what to look at and how they compare.

>> No.56483016

>They both seem to be using Eta 2824-2
Read again.
Different grades.

The Archi could be using Elaboré, it's not stated.
However the Stowa takes pride in toting that it rocks a Top Grade 2824-2.

>> No.56483044

The stowa has a better decorated probably higher grade movement. The archimede is a stock 2824 with no modifications/decorations. But if all you care about is movement grade, you can get Mido with a chronometer grade 2836 for $600.

>> No.56483068

Alright. I thought there was just ONE manufacturer for that exact movement. I'm not very knowledgeable as I said as far as what to look for. Any way I can find out more exactly? Are the difference between grades that big? For example I'm looking at the Stowa and it mentions it has blued screws. Something I'm guessing adds to the price but with close to no extra functionality so you end up paying more.

>> No.56483070

Revenue is just sales price times volume

Has nothing to do with cost

>> No.56483099

First and foremost I want a clean Flieger Type A then movement comes into consideration.

>> No.56483128

Brainfart, I was thinking of profit, not revenue.

>> No.56483129

Standard – Average variance of +/- 12 seconds per day. Maximum variance of +/- 30 seconds per day. Two adjustment positions.

Elaborated – Average variance of +/- 7 seconds per day. Maximum variance of +/- 30 seconds per day. Three adjustment positions.

Top – Average variance of +/- 4 seconds per day. Maximum variance of +/- 10 seconds per day. Five adjustment positions. Improved barrel spring, shock protection, pallet stones, balance wheel, hair spring and regulator mechanism.

Chronometer – Must meet COSC standards. Serial numbered. Highly decorative. Average variance of -4/+6 seconds per day. Maximum variance of +/- 5 seconds per day. Improved barrel spring, shock protection, pallet stones, balance wheel, hair spring and regulator mechanism.

Pulled right from ETA's site.
There are massive movements between grades.
While you're right in assuming there is only one manufacturer (Excluding some license agreements here and there no doubt), the construction of the movement remains the same, but the component quality varies wildly, and to show the difference in grades, each grade is thus decorated to a different, well, grade.

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>> No.56483191

Thanks a lot. That was very helpful. So I'm going to assume that if the type is not mentioned it's just going to be standard. So the difference between the Archimede and the Stowa is actually 2 grades which is huge.

>> No.56483204

Archimede has a thinner case at 9.9mm vs 10.2 for the stowa. Ickler has a reputation for good cases. They offer empty cases for building watches too.

>> No.56483215

If the type is not mentioned, we can assume whatever we like.
All I can suggest is to google up the watch, followed by "movement grade" and dig through forum posts to see if someone has opened theirs up and deduced which grade it is.

>> No.56483290

Does building a watch on your own come cheaper? Does it need a lot of tools? I might consider going that route, might be even more fun to wear it knowing it's partially self made.
I guess you are right, I was just thinking that if they had higher grade than standard they'd be sure to "boast" about it. I'm guessing you can even email the producer and they might answer back ? But yeah guess googling it should do the trick.

>> No.56483314

>I was just thinking that if they had higher grade than standard they'd be sure to "boast" about it
Some sites just don't list it.
The retailer I ordered my OVM through didn't list the grade, only when I looked on Steinharts on site when I was fetching a link for a buddy who was interested did I see that it's infact Elaboré grade.

>> No.56483338

Seems the movement on the Pilot 39H is elabore as well.

>> No.56483372

>Does building a watch on your own come cheaper? Does it need a lot of tools? I might consider going that route, might be even more fun to wear it knowing it's partially self made.
I don't think it will be cheaper, but you do get to select all the parts yourself, and it's fun. Building a flieger is probably easier than building any other kind of watch since there is a wide selection of dials and hands for those. Also ickler makes a really good case for 2824/2836 fleigers. I think they have a 2892 case as well which is even thinner than their 2824/2836 cases. Another advantage of building your own is you can cheap out on certain things, for example you can buy a seagull st2130 movement instead of a 2824.

>> No.56483395

There we have it then!
Now, if the grade makes that much of a difference alone to justify a €300 difference in price, the go ahead, but personally I'd see if you couldn't find an article comparing the two directly, showing off any differences in quality there likely is.

>> No.56483433

Also yeah the watch tools can be expensive too, so it's more worth it if you plan on building multiple watches instead of just one. If you are buying tools, buy good ones from the Bergeon brand. Don't buy those asian made kits.

>> No.56483437

The pilot 39h does indeed seem to be better value unless again I'm missing something major. Also it's somewhat thinner AND smaller 45mm lug to lug compare to @48mm on the Stowa and considering I have somewhat small wrists that's a great plus.
It is something I will definitely look into but I have to do some research and set some money aside. Guessing good tools aren't that cheap either and that must be factored into the cost too.

>> No.56483449

Steinshill here, I am really contemplating a Bronze Ocean One.

>> No.56483519

If the bronze was darker, matched closer to the colour of the hands, then I feel it would work better.

But I like the contrast of the steel and the brown. My only real peeves involve the end-links. The End Centre link is squared off, producing a slight visual flaw when worn. Even more so if you have big wrists.

AND, there is a slight overhang from the end-link to the case edge. Not immediately noticeable if you're not looking for it.

>> No.56483543

bronze is really a shit meme

>> No.56483604

IDK I just want a bronze watch for some reason. If not Steinshit then maybe Helson.

I do agree, and I wish the dial was more of a brown color to match the bezel as well. The green number also don't contrast well with the brown bezel and the bronze. If they do a brown dial and that fake Patina the OVM had then it just might be a day one buy for me.

>> No.56483874

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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!

>> No.56483913


Shitters !

>> No.56484055

so i'm soliciting opinions on an anonymous internet message board for a $2-3k watch.

i fly jets for a living, and there's several watches that we're getting group buys together for. however, i'm not interested in buying a quartz Breitling. or any Bell and Ross, or any of the several cheaper quartz chronographs without hi-beat chronograph hands.

what i would like, however, is a nice mechanical chronograph. self-winding or not doesn't really matter. i'm thinking of a Tag Heuer Carrera, the Omega Speedmaster (probably a Professional, though one without all the chintzy "moonwatch" stuff), or a Tudor Heritage or Fastrider Chrono.


>> No.56484148
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can you imagine how bad his breath must be?

>> No.56484280 [DELETED] 

besides the face design, is there anything different between the seiko809/803 and the seiko snzg sport/field watch?

>> No.56484288

Tudor and Omega are good.

Tag Heuer is pretty disliked here, generally bad build quality and not a lot of watch for the money.

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>> No.56484302

You fly jets yet you don't ever consider the number one choice of commercial pilots. Do you not know what your fellow pilots wear? Are you sure you even fly jets? Have any proof?

>> No.56484429

That's not the point.
The worse thing about steinshitters is they think that they own something valuable, it's not, it's just another cheap copy.

>> No.56484433
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what, a Breitling or a G-Shock?

not really interested with one of these Breitlings like everybody else has. yes it's thermocompensated quartz, but i'm not digging it.

>> No.56484484

anything like the skx007 for manlets?

I have a 6 inch wrist, don't want it to look gaudy

>> No.56484512

Most pilots don't wear those, out of all of the pilots I met I think I met one with a Breitling and it was a Breitling Emergency 2.

>> No.56484545


that's nice. probably 1/3 of our guys have this exact model of Breitling, and 1/3 have a G-shock of some kind.

>> No.56484592

Skx007 is small

>> No.56484606
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I paid $300 for this one
can't say i'm really that concerned with resale value

>> No.56484610

i usually ignore epic meme links on 4chan, but i was bored enough to open this once i saw that it had two replies now

i can't believe i just watched the first minute of that. it is really unnerving to think that someone like this exists. what does this guy even do with his life?

>> No.56484639
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Which guys? All the guys I see flying airbus just have normal mall watches. Something like pic related


>> No.56484669

More than you, I'm sure.

>> No.56484681

>what does this guy even do with his life?
nothing good, clearly
remember he says it has to "hurt" to buy a watch
which I guess means taking loans out and suffering crippling debt in his case.

suffering enough he takes $20 to scream shitter into a camera

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>> No.56484687

i'm searching for skx013 on ebay right now, is there no way to purchase it from within the US?

thanks, random forum posts say this too but i'm not too sure

>> No.56484712


maybe if you looked closely at the watch i posted you'd know what jet i fly.

>> No.56484800

Draw it on a paper using real dimensions, cut it and wear it !

>> No.56484828


He's funny though and knows his shit, Potentiel king of /wt/

>> No.56484936


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>> No.56485318


What is happening here?

>> No.56485382


movements moving

>> No.56485385

>So I'm going to assume that if the type is not mentioned it's just going to be standard.
Not really. It just gives them flexibility to downgrade in the future without getting sued/hounded for it.

>> No.56485570
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Getting a Navitimer from the rightful owner of the original license rather than zombie Breitling (which has almost no relationship to the defunct OG Breitling) would put it near your price range. Otherwise consider a Citizen Nighthawk which is also popular with commercial pilots.

>> No.56486018

taking a guess:

quartz movement with sweep seconds hand. the 16 steps per second make the gear train move real fast and the shit.

the prongs with the stones probably control the rotations per second.

or it serves as a stop lever then blocks the train when setting the hands

>> No.56486069

Wrong. Accutron tuning fork, the vibrations directly turn the wheel marginally yet rapidly.

>> No.56486193

This movement predates quartz by about a decade.

>> No.56486384

Hi guys, i need an opinion.
If i wanted to buy a milanese steel strap, and had a silver with black face watch, would you buy a silver or black steel strap?

>> No.56486427

>16 steps per second
Try 360. https://monochrome-watches.com/watchtime-wednesday-history-tuning-fork-watches/

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>> No.56487011

He's obviously lying about being a pilot, I asked him to post proof and he keep dodging. Most Air Force and Commercial pilots I know wear Citizens.

>> No.56487088
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Stowa Flieger Klassik Chrono @ 1800 EUR (2000? USD)

>> No.56488612


i only know of one or two dudes who wear Citizens. not everybody wears a gay little whiz wheel on their wrist.

>> No.56488665
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also who gives a fuck if i'm telling the truth or not.

recommend me a watch. i don't give a fuck if every C-17 and Airbus driver you know wears a fucking Citizen. i don't fly those things.

>> No.56488713
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faggot getting uppity and butthurt, so is posting an image he saved from /k/

>> No.56488738


it's nearly 0200 and if i didn't have a late flight tomorrow i'd be asleep already. you're not worth getting up and making a timestamp.

once again, who gives a fuck. oh no, you caught a stranger lying on the internet. congratulations big man, i'll remember you tomorrow as we're taking off.

>> No.56489004
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>purchasing a $500+ homage when the SKX and Turtles exist

>> No.56489513

I agree with this. The automatics are generic bit cost over $1k

>> No.56489751
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Shit Seiko wtf are you doing?!

>> No.56490216

Ok my beloved fa/g/gots, I have a question

What kind of watch do you use while working out/ doing handy work?

>do you have a fancy heart rate/gps/bretaing tracking sports watch?
>do you use a beater?
>do you just use your regular watch?
>or Im I just stupid for asking the people of /g/ since the last time you felt the sweet pain of physical exercise was when you tried to reach the snack on the top shelve?

pls respond

>> No.56490741
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>Buying chinkshit turdles

Go ahead and list a better watch for the same price.
And we've already deduced that the OVM is $420 new. Only place they're anywhere near $500 is eBay.

Bonus points if you can avoid using "steinshit" as a reason. Pleb.

>> No.56490812

I wear two watches every day, a mechanical on the left and a Casio on the right.

Because timezones.

>> No.56490838

My negro friend, the SPR777 and 775 are some of the best watches around for under 500 Dollars. Lovely automatic machines, high resistant and beautifull.

>> No.56490898

>high resistant
To what, give us a metric.

>and beautifull.
Purely opinionated.
Personally I hate the retarded seconds hand and the 12'o'clock marker.

>Only 200m WR
>4r36, daily maximum, -35/+40
I asked for you to provide a better watch for the money, not substantially worse.

>> No.56490914

The best all around right now is probably the iWatch.

>> No.56491007
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Guys please halp.

I need a new watch, and I'm hesitating between a Seiko diver model...

>> No.56491048
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And an Alpinist.

I'm going to Japan next week which will be a good opportunity to get one. I can't fucking choose. What would you do?

>> No.56491061

meranom.com - they released a batch late July and I managed to cop it. They sold out in 30 minutes tho. The number on the caseback suggests they only made 900 of this new 2016 model.

>> No.56491068


Don't you have a Speedy already?

There is a USAF pilot who posts here occasionally and he wears a Speedmaster.

>> No.56491084

>To what, give us a metric.
For starters 200 meters of water. Also is a prospex, meaning professional specs, which also means its fucking made to last. And with a 13mm case there is more than enough metal to protect the internals.

>4r36, daily maximum, -35/+40

Nigger, what? pls dont lie to make a point

>> No.56491098

If you are going to be on Japan i would go for a nice Japan Made Seiko Diver's.

>> No.56491100


Unless you wear a chest strap, I've found those wrist sensors to be very unreliable.

I normally just wear my GW5000 gshock whenever I do physically demanding things.

>> No.56491842
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Best toughness to price watch.

>> No.56491886
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I'm not the one lying famalam



>+40/-35 on wrist maximum variance

"Pro Specs" just means it isn't complete dogshit.

Also, you're there harping on about how homages are shitty and trigger your oh so sensitive autism, I suggest you realise that the GRP777 is a homage to the original 6039. Yes. HOMAGE. That's right. By law of your own unfounded hate for homages, you now hate the GRP777.

>> No.56492176
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Can I wear this during bath time?

>> No.56492353


nope. which is why i asked between the Speedmaster and the various Tudors and the Carrera

>> No.56492396


Only watches with a wr rating of 1000m and above can survive the harsh environments of "bathtime"
If you want a wrist chronometer capable of wearing to this often forgotten human ritual i would recommend a rolex deep sea, as a minimum.

>> No.56492452

How deep is your bathtub?

>> No.56492521

In your list the speedy is the best choice. Stay away from the racing series (7750 base), and you'll be fine.

>> No.56492776
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Ask Tom Cruise.

>> No.56492922

Tough choice really.

The alpinist really is a beast of a watch with 20ATM, sapphire and diashock, its specs are better than many divers. I don't know who's the guy at Seiko who thought a watch meant for mountaineers had to be this tough, but bless this guy. So it's really about aesthetics, and in this case, about the strap.

The alpinist is sexy af and looks great in any situation including a suit, but the combination of silver, gold and green is as awesome as it kills your strap options. So I hope you like dark brown leather because it's all you can put on it, aside from maybe shark mesh, and maybe a foliage/green/olive NATO, maybe.

Divers have a more limited palette of colors, generally grayscale, and thus can accomodate a near unlimited selection of straps, whether bracelets, leather, NATO, fabric, or silicone of all colors.

If I had to choose, I'd pick a diver just because it'd give me more options, and then I'd get an alpinist because I want both. But diver first.

>> No.56492979

Cool watch desu

>> No.56493048
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best watch

>> No.56493063

fuck off seiko shill
why the fuck would i buy absolute fucking garbage over my steinhart
the 2824-2 elabore is +/- 20s maximum and mine is around -5 per day right now
plus i only paid $300 and it's actually aesthetically pleasing to me

>> No.56493216

Yes but dont press any buttons, they dont survive that

>> No.56493239
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I wore pic related in a hot tub twice and it had no issues. That has twice the WR so it should be fine.

>> No.56493347

That sums up my fears. I fell in love with the Alpinist but it's like one of those watches you admire but wouldn't wear. It's indeed far too colourfull to fit on many straps, and that doesn't really fit my habit on swapping straps on a regular basis.

I guess I'll go with a diver then. Which one now?

>> No.56493734
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GW-5000 is the only square that's worth to buy.
I hate that red fucking line.

pic unrelated

>> No.56493958
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What's the better way to hold a watch when you're not using it? Stationary or on a winder?
Pic for attention

>> No.56494002

The 5610 is half the price of the 5000, a tiny amount of red is better than paying double.

>> No.56494674
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True. But I like this one better.

>> No.56495051
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Get the cheap G-shock and do a negative mod like me. Instant $150 watch!

>> No.56495922
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Seems the shitposting quelled down.

>> No.56496137

How do you do the negative mod?

>> No.56497695

Peel off the stock polarizing filter, cut a new one out of polarizing film at 90 degrees to the old one, stick it in. Done.

The hardest part is getting the old one off. Takes some patience.

>> No.56497761
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Usually I wear it with a leather nato
But recently added this nato, I like it very much.

>> No.56498957

This strap is absolutely disgusting... But then again the owl penis isnt that much better, so good work Anon

>> No.56499441
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>> No.56499793

Does anyone have the name or pic of the watch with one of the hands on thread? It was a finalist and swung like a pendulm?

>> No.56499827

Grand deck tourbillon I believe. The link to the last thread is in the OP.

>> No.56500319
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Im looking for a ww2 or old watch that ticks loud.
PLEASE help!
Pic current 10 dollar watch not loud enough ticking.
My budget is 100 dollars.

>> No.56500358

That's a rather broad (and badly formatted) request.

Do you mean a WW2 era watch or one that was used during the time?

>> No.56500384


>> No.56500439
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Either a non-franken, non-reprinted/original dialed Kirovskie or an A11.

Otherwise, various Swiss watches from the 40's. I had pic related a while ago, early 40's but sold as i had no time to get it properly serviced.

>> No.56500472
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I just bought pic related to use as a beater. Did I do good anons??

>> No.56500480

Is it loud?

>> No.56500501


>> No.56500515

Will this be loud?

>> No.56500545

That's a a very stupid criteria to search for in a watch.

If want loud and cheap get a 2609 Raketa, not as old as you want but within budget.

>> No.56500674

i like this one will it be loud?

>> No.56500716

Assuming you understand the implications of buying a 75 year old mechanical watch, then sure.

>> No.56501380

Seriously just get a Timex weekender.
People complain the ticking is so loud it wakes them up at night

>> No.56501398

Assuming you went into it knowing that the case was noy actually metal, then I'd say you did okay. I have the same one. Some of the features are kind of gimmick-y and useless, but it still looks kind of neat. I actually do use the alarms and countdown timer, though.

>> No.56501405

I don't know what the implications are.
I assume the watch goes on my wrist I walk it charges then it works.

>> No.56501412

It's a cool watch but the plastic painted to look like steel is vaguely insulting.

>> No.56501740

See the video in the OP first, then searching about on mechanical watch servicing.

>> No.56502124

Metal-on-skin gives me a rash. Do I have any options?

>> No.56502148

Leather, a nato strap, or try a watch with something other than bare 316L.

>> No.56502246

Why would you buy turtle when you can buy monster which has the same movement now for <$200? Same water resistance.

>> No.56502425

tfw got a tag for my graduation from my dad
never wore it once outside to events/ convocation
sits in box tucked away from sight
i feel bad man, my dad is old and back in his days, tag was the shit and he got one from his dad but now the tradition is broken

>> No.56502443

You probably have a nickel allergy, which is somewhat common. A nato, zulu, or perlon strap covers the back of the watch and keeps it off your skin, but your best bet is titanium as long as you make sure the case back is not steel. Generally this is only a problem with cheaper watches though as higher grades of steel have less nickel.

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>> No.56502582
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Movies and watches! Go!

>> No.56502594

ALL metals, or just certain ones?

Not sure if a NATO et al would help you any. Unless the watch is small, it won't cover the whole back, and, since skin is somewhat flexible, it could still come on contact with the watch back.

I think your best bet would be one of those leather bands that widens out where the watch is attached so that it covers the entire back of the watch. (Hope that doesn't sound too confusing.)

>> No.56502631

Wear it with pride. It's your graduation watch and a gift from your father.

>> No.56502681

A submariner without a date is just a submariner. Not a nodate.

>> No.56502686

You should ask that to those who buy turdles.

Seems the QC is god awful with them, can't even imagine how it is lower down the seiko diver line.

>> No.56502720

If he has a nickel allergy, then pretty much all, as nearly all metals contain some nickel as to produce the alloys.

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Something like pjc related.

>> No.56502738

>back in his days, tag was the shit
There was never a time this was true unless you mean Heuer pre-Tag fucking them up.

>> No.56502777

Because the monster is fucking ugly?

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You mean a bund strap. Pic related, it's my slav shit on one

>> No.56502847

that looks fucking good.

>> No.56502984

It's a tool watch... it's not supposed to look pretty. If you want to look pretty go to /fa/

>> No.56503065

Attractive design and functionality are not mutually exclusive.

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>> No.56503097

It doesn't have to look so edgy either. Look at the Submariner, a tool watch that looks good.

>> No.56503119

There's a place to discuss fashion, it's called /fa/ they have watch threads too

>> No.56503130

It's almost as if you didn't even read what I posted.

>> No.56503134

Only two non-shitters in this thread...

>> No.56503158

It's almost as if you don't understand what fashion is

>> No.56503278

I thought people only bought neptunes for the unique case. If you change the case, isn't it no longer a neptune?

>> No.56503304

A useful, durable watch, by no means has to look as god awful as the Monster does. This is not about fashion, or it being a tool. There is no excuse for a bad looking watch.

The monster is cluttered, not instantly readable the same way a well designed "good looking" watch is.

>> No.56503390

I find it funny your trying to make this sound like a readability issue now. You're literally arguing that the triangles on a monster are unreadable somehow compared to circles, triangles and rectangles on a rolex.

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Just you try to tell me that this watch has any reason to look like this beyond being edgy. What functional use has this styling got?

Being a tool watch is not an excuse for it being horrid to look at or read.

>> No.56503545

Yes it probably actually doe shave a reason for looking like that. The markers are simple and large for readability. And the shape of the markers, being triangles are arguably more precise at indicating the hours than circles or rectangles. Seriously though, you are still trying to discuss fashion but trying to sound like you are not.

>> No.56503591

Guys? Nobody has any idea? Again, better to store a watch perpetually winded or stationary if you're not using it for a while?

>> No.56503619

Triangles are good at pointing things. That's why our mouse cursors are arrows instead of rectangles and circles.

>> No.56503628

If you won't be using it for months on end you might as well just leave it rather than having it run continuously. Just wind it every so often just to keep the lubricant moving.

>> No.56503665

I bet your mouse cursor is a circle for the sake of "looking good".

>> No.56503811

What this guy

>> No.56503825

Do they disable the date setting on the crown keying?

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>> No.56503980

So generally it's better to keep a watch running to prevent the lubricant from drying?

>> No.56504364
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just bought a raketa 24h from ebay, claimed NOS (not this one). how bad did i fuck up?

>> No.56504860

Not constantly

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I love mine,
Mines an old soviet
How much did you pay?
I guess if you got it around 100-150 then you did well

>> No.56505272

>implying no one discusses aesthetics in mechanical keyboard, mouse, smartphone, battle station, headphone, etc. threads.
Do those belong on /fa/ too?

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