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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

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

Previous thread:
>>56976097

>> No.57006676
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First for Seiko 5.

>> No.57006691
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Which one should I get?

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>>57006676

>> No.57007004

Is there a beginners guide?

>> No.57007435
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>3rd for vintage glory

>> No.57007497
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>>57007004

http://imgur.com/a/YYvoN

sorta

>> No.57007528

>>57007497
>seagull, seiko and hamilton as alternatives to A. Lange & Söhne.

dropped right there

>> No.57007537

watches are fucking dumb
get over it

>> No.57007606

>>57007528
Ignore that link. Pretty sure someone grabbed it on reddit or something.

>> No.57007707

>>57006691
Which ever you mother allows you to buy.

>> No.57007718

>>57007606

at some point it needs to be updated, I don't claim responsibility for it or the link but it's the closest we have on here

removal of the Steinmeme shit should be the first step

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>> No.57008697
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>>57008348

>> No.57008721

>>57007606
Hi there!

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

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

>> No.57008741

>>57008697
Worldtimers look so ridiculous

>> No.57008754

>>57008741
Your mom looks so ridiculous

>> No.57008779

I am thinking about buying an used Seiko 5 - how much should I spend for one in near pristine condition?

>> No.57008922

>>57008779
>used Seiko 5
$20

>> No.57008983

>>57007718
>removal of the Steinmeme shit should be the first step
If you can find something better in the price range, then go ahead. That's the point of the guide, the best watches for the money you're spending in the end.

>> No.57009047

>>57007528
>>57007606
That imgur link isn't that bad, no real shitter watches in the alternative option, why are you so upset?

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This is a Botta Nova homage.

What complications would you put in the middle? (Weather, date, steps taken, sunrise/sunset, etc)

>> No.57009224

>>57009047
People like ninefag as well as those who wear replicas (and arguably homages too) have no taste. Instead of living well within their means they either scavenge the bottom of the barrel for shitty models from reputable brands they otherwise couldn't afford or wear fakes of reputable brands they couldn't afford at all.

>> No.57009264

>>57009224
oh Mr.Big Shot Money Man, making sure he only buys all inhouse hand made pieces

>> No.57009435

>>57009264
What he meant was that you should buy original designs instead of fakes and """homages""".

>> No.57009553
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57009553

Really fancying the OT1, so unique

>> No.57009586

>>57009435
Ok. Sure. I'll just go ahead and fork out $200k for a 5517 instead of $450 for my OVM.
Great idea!

>> No.57009644

>>57009586
How about you don't buy it if you can't afford the original design? Mechanical watches are not a necessity.

>> No.57009670

how come all electronics watch is either

>god ugly 7segment-display

>absolutely trash tier battery life

is there no compromise??

>> No.57009698

>>57009644
>How about you don't buy it if you can't afford the original design?
That is the most retarded thing I have ever seen on 4chan. And that's a high bar.

If you're autistic enough to not buy a watch because it looks like, or takes design features from another, then you're severally limiting yourself. I mean, by that logic, any watch with a Maxi Dial is a copy of the original submariner, and shouldn't be bought because of that reason.

Believe it or not, when you speak to another watch enthusiast in reality, outside of your basement, they don't care if something is a homage or not, so long as the watch is solid, doesn't look like shit, and has a decent movement, then it's a good watch.

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Tell why not to get this?
>handwinding for enjoyment
>enamel dial!
>actual heat treated hands
>affordable tisell, quality

>> No.57009750

>>57009737
It has numbers, so is not an original design.

>> No.57009788

>>57009586
My point, not this other guy, was suggesting you find something nice, original, and *tasteful* for $450 instead. Live within your means and stop trying to be what you're not. It's not hard. You're not being limited. Brands like Seiko have fuckloads of models, and now there are microbrands as well. I don't care so much about homages, as I said: arguably, while the other two offenders I mentioned are far worse.

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>>57009737
"Just pure claaasss" -TGV

>> No.57009835

>>57009788
Absolutely agree with everything you said, but with a qualifier.

A watch being an original design is by no means a make or break selling point for me. While they can certainly be interesting, they're not something that I exclusively hunt for.

My ultimate goal for anything I buy, is value for money. And frankly, I feel it's near impossible to find anything that is better value in terms of mechanical watches than an OVM. I got mine for £315, and it totes a 2824 Elaboré, rated for 300m, and frankly has one of the most comfortable bracelet's I've ever encountered. For £315, you don't have much choice in the UK. In regards to mechanical and automatics especially, hell, even a fucking Seiko Turtle runs for £500 new here.

>> No.57009915

>>57009698
There is a difference between a homage and what clearly is just an inferior copy of an expensive design without the right proportions and details which make that design good.

>> No.57010060

>>57006920

Problem with fake watches is the crappy straps they give with them

>> No.57010067

>>57008754
True but unrelated

>> No.57010089
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I was going to get a new dresser watch for a suit to a friends wedding,

I have an Amani belt and shoes, what's /g/ opinions on these watches?

>> No.57010095

>>57009553
Is that supposed to be a RM ripoff?

>> No.57010104

>>57009670
The only other solution would be a massive battery.

>> No.57010142

>>57009835
>My ultimate goal for anything I buy, is value for money
That would be sad if it was true. But it's completely wrong, because you bought a mechanical watch.

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>>57009670
>>god ugly 7segment-display

>> No.57010153

>>57010089

pick a brand which makes exclusively watches. fashion brands watches are always looking cheap and to be honest they are cheap/not worth the money.

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>>57009698
>>57009750
>>57009915
Not the guy you were talking to, but you guys are intentionally falling into a fallacy, in order to justifie buying something shitty, either way a replica or a "hommage" that is no other thing that a blatant copy. Let's make simple:

Let's say there are two watches:

Watch "A" ($$$$$) and
Watch "B" ($) wich, incidently, is a derivative design from A

You can buy B whenever you want but, what you SHOULDN'T do is buy B solely because you like A, but you can't afford A, so you decide to settle down with B in an effort to replace A in your mind with the closer thing affordable.

If you do, you'll end with B as a watch that doesn't really please you as A would have, since B doesn't have the quality/characteristics that made A appeling to you, and worst of all, it will be a constant reminder that you really wanted A but couldn't afford it.

If, in the other hand, you encounter B, find it likeable and buy it because you want to wear it and you don't covet A at all, you'll get to enjoy the watch you have bought without more consideration.

However, if you are in the first scenario you'll never truly be happy with your watch. You'll always wish to be able to buy A and B will remain a poor replacement.

And since more "hommages" tend to force their designs to resemble the original, but without the proper movement/quality, you'll end up with the watch equivalent of a faux body kit like pic related.
>Fake Bugatti/Honda body kit

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Apart from the equity in my house this is the most expensive thing I own

>> No.57010187

What youtubers do you follow.

I tried The Urban Gentry but I just can't. Wtf man.

Theo and the other dude are weird too.

There's this Frederico guy, haven't watch yet except his video on what watches attract women which was mostly common sense.

All in all, the only youtuber that I know and appreciate is 555 gear. Very pleasant to watch, unpretentious, no TGV bullshit

>> No.57010197

>>57010153

they're not particularly expensive around the £200 mark,

I have Rotary, Rolex and Seiko watches already.

I'm a bit ocd so I need one to match belt and shoes, gotta be some form of Armani watches, but

>> No.57010208

>>57010167
Not bad, but why buy a non-sport Rolex when you could have bought something like a dressier JLC, IWC or Piaget for that?

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Rate my new watch /wt/

>> No.57010226

>>57010187
Fatsorico Talks Watches is a neat show, but a bit slow.
I can't stand the Urban Faggotry either and Archie has gone nuts.

>> No.57010236

>>57010219

>speedy
Insta 10/10

>> No.57010237

>>57010208

I chose a dresser watch because ill only wear it for special formal occasions, I wont wear it every day or in the office.

>> No.57010240

>>57010165
This man speaks the truth.

>> No.57010251

>>57010197

well I'm that guy.

again my advice is not to buy a "fashion company" watch. like I said they look cheap and they don't worth even a penny of £200. but that's only my opinion.

if you already have nice watches that's cool. if you want another good watch that is also matches with your belt and shoes why not try another watch maker brand, another model or maybe just some leather wristband for the watches you already own?

>> No.57010252

>>57009097
date

>> No.57010266

>>57010219
>>>/reddit/

>> No.57010269

>>57010187
EDCGunner, some Bosnian guy who collects vintage watches. His watch choices make me think that he browses these threads.
ArchieLuxury for the keks.
TGV's comparision videos are quite good, every thing else is cringey trash.
MinitWatc, who is some American Chink who does reviews. I just mute the videos since he's also cringey as fuck but his camera and the lightning on his videos is very good and make you feel you have the watches right in front of you.

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>>57010237
Tha's precisely my point.
Why a dressier(ish) Rolex when you could have bought a proper dress watch like pic related?

>> No.57010287

>>57010274
maybe he wants a collectible rolex you fucking sperg

>> No.57010295

>>57010287
And JLC is not collectible?

>> No.57010301

>>57010219
Needs more hesalite/10.

>> No.57010317

>>57007707
I see you're still living at home

>> No.57010323

>>57010317
There is literally nothing wrong with that.

>> No.57010339

>>57010287
If anything, the JLC is more collectible among the two.

>> No.57010342

>>57010323

self respect?
any type of relationship?

>> No.57010356

>>57010342
>Moving out of home to be at the mercy of a landlord
>Borrowing as much as possible as soon as possible to buy a house, poorly build by import workers

Good goy

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Just sold my Citizen NY0040 with misaligned bezel and some scratches for 90€ and got myself the same watch in mint condition for 110€. Feels good man.

>> No.57010373

>>57010367
Fuck off you merchant scam artist

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>>57010367

>> No.57010402

>>57010356

save, put down a sizeable deposit.

my LTV is 65% in the last 2 years my house has risen 20k in value and I pay £350 a month.

Good goy indeed

>> No.57010404

>>57010373
Thanks m8, I'm sure Shlomo Stein the Israeli soldier would be proud of me.

>> No.57010406

>>57010153
Cartier and Hermès make some really nice watches.
They are an anomaly in that regard though.

>> No.57010408

Isn't it actually a bit sobering how overpriced watches are?

>$300 gets you a very mediocre low range watch

>$300 gets you a good IPS pc monitor, a big SSD, a used Thinkpad, a fast mid range phone, a decent CPU or GPU, a used camera with a big sensor...

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>>57010367

>> No.57010429

>>57010089
They are utter shit.
Get away of those turds

>> No.57010435

>>57010408
They are made in china, have no marketing and typically imported en mass to be sold for low profit margins in volume

You could get an amazing watch for $200 if the chinks decided to not be idiotic

You can also get some decent Japanese made watches such as orient for $150

>> No.57010523
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My best tip for everyone who's buying a watch is never buy anything that costs less than $2500.

>> No.57010580

>>57010408
My favourite watch cost me 40€ new.

>> No.57010593

>>57010523
Then why post an ad for a $230 watch?

>> No.57010598

>>57010367

I actually managed to sell my citizen for a really high price in eBay.

I wasn't even trying to. I put a high Buy I Now price in hopes that I'd get lucky. Was expecting to be low balled .

It was a JDM Promaster Sky, 5 years old, sold it for $300.

I honestly think it's hoarders or people with some sort of addiction who would pay that. But the payment cleared so I don't care.

>> No.57010608

>>57010523

There are a lot of shitty watches in the $2500 range deßü.

>> No.57010609

>>57010580
What was it??
>btw if you say Casio then you have shit taste.

>> No.57010620

>>57010408
300$ gets a you an swiss eta watch if you shop watch, which could be considered midrange, or highrange in normies range

>> No.57010651

Just FYI I will soon be receiving some chronograph watches. I'm going to create a trip, TheChronographMan, which I will use to critique others chronographs.

>> No.57010677

>>57010620
>which could be considered midrange
lol

>> No.57010703

>>57010651
How many chronographs are you talking about?

>>57010620
>$300
>midrange
You poor delusional fuck...

>> No.57010717

>>57010651
>I'm going to create a trip, TheChronographMan, which I will use to critique others chronographs
That doesn't sound autistic at all

>> No.57010724

>>57009737
>>57009808
>Tisell quality
Barf.jpg

>> No.57010726

Stupid question, but I'm a noob: why do watches cost less on ebay than on amazon?

I've looked for Orient and Seiko watches, and the difference of price is sometimes huge (nearly the double on amazon).

>> No.57010728

>>57010677
A cheap swiss eta watch is midrange, thats just how it is nigga. A cheapo swiss quartz isn't nor is that 2000 dorrar SWISS MADERINO watch. Then theres luxury, hand made, etc.

Fucko

>> No.57010768

>>57010728
>thats just how it is nigga
No, it's not.

>> No.57010797

>>57010768
It's mid range for real people, real people think 100$ is a lot for a watch. My relative who makes 300k a year wears a 400$ swiss quartz one. fuck off

>> No.57010801

>>57010651
>I'm going to create a trip, TheChronographMan, which I will use to critique others chronographs.
Good, cause I'm going to create a trip too. I'll be known as The36,000vphMan, which I will use to critique your shitty chronographs.

>> No.57010819

>>57010728
>>57010797
$300 is not midrange in any way sperglord
>Stop your retardation right now.

>> No.57010829

>>57010797
>poor people think $100 is a lot for a watch
Fix'd for you

>> No.57010849

>>57010408
Don't some people end up paying around that for a vintage tuning fork watch?

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Basically my most accurate memenical, now with hacking. Too bad handwinding is fucked.

So far this green perlon is the only strap that kinda works with it though. Any ideas?

>> No.57010932

>>57010797
>wears a 400$ swiss quartz one
Why would someone pay 400 usd for trash?

>> No.57010943

>>57010930
doggo :3

>> No.57010985
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>tfw my cheapest automatic is the most accurate one
+-1 second everyday, gotta love commie simple but functional technology.

>> No.57010993

Where can I get digital watch that is

>inexpensive
>not ugly
>has date, day (maybe also month year)

thx

>> No.57011015

>>57010985
is it really?
my boctoks are usually minutes off by the end of the week

>> No.57011030
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>>57010985
Yeah, my Ministry Amphibia is second place, stays within one minute for weeks. Can't beat this old POS though, the ETA 2783 inside is basically magic. Only flaw is the handwinding mechanism really.

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>>57010930
A navy blue perlon works well with a gold tone watch.

>> No.57011045

>>57011033
That looks nice too. Kinda regal and shit.

>> No.57011048

>>57011015
Yeah, not kidding. Vostok movements can be extremely accurate if adjusted correctly, play a bit around and check it for 24h. I got lucky that I achieved my goal at the first attempt but it's an entertaining thing to do desu.
A Seiko SKX cheapo """""workhorse"""" movement can't objectively compete with the Vostok potential accuracy.

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>Homoage watches

>> No.57011081

>>57011030
It looks grandpacore and cheap tho, even more than an Amphibia.

>> No.57011091

>>57011048
oh, yeah that might be a fun thing to try
but my 2824 is currently a second off and i set it weeks ago
i don't have much desire to wear anything else

>> No.57011171

>>57009586
Why not just cop a sundial?

>> No.57011234

>>57011081
Oh wow, kid. Literally go kill yourself.

>> No.57011264

>>57011234
Heh, right in the feels.

>> No.57011265

>>57011081
>grandpacore

>>57011171
>cop

Boy go back to /fa/ and then kill yourself
Faggot

>> No.57011283

>>57011264
It would be if you were right. But since you're fucking dumb, I'm just plain annoyed.

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>>57010930
>>57011030
Leather.

I will have a similar Poljot coming in soon so i can more or less test it.

>>57010367
About time you did Krautbro.

I'm awaiting two Poljots and a SARB033, yet still need to ship a parts LM special and a 6206.

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>>57011453
Ikr Shlomo, I'm glad your Jewish merchant teachings have helped me to get rid of it quite fast.

>SARB033
Nice, I'm wearing my 035 right now.

What are the Poljots you are waiting for?
Some new 3133 for your collection? I kinda miss my sturmanskie steel chronograph.

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I'm thinking of buying strontium aluminate powder and mix my own lume paste. How is Super-Luminova better than raw europium-laced strontium-aluminate?

>> No.57011552

>>57011521
Fuck, I've just remembered the 033 is in fact the black one. Nice choice private Stein.

>> No.57011648

>>57011526
Do you know the lifespan of that? Lume lasts for 10s of years so does that too? How long does it glow?

>> No.57011683

>>57011526
Don't you get cancer by playing with those powders?

>> No.57011684
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>>57011521
Two 2616.2 automatics. There was one with the unique ball bearing rotor version of the same movement i was interested in, but would have cost me as much as these two.

This is the cheaper of the lot, likely the one that i'm going to keep. Also, got my great grandfathers Kirovskie.

>> No.57011732

>>57011684
It looks interesting, would have preferred it in silver and with Cyrillic on the dial though.
Care to show me your grandpa's kirovskie? Hope you don't dare to trade for shekels such a personal piece.

>> No.57011738

>>57011648
Strontium-aluminate is the shit modern lume is made from. They lace it with europium to boost the glow.

What I don't know is that stuff like Super-Luminova or Seiko Lumibrite has extra additives to make it better than pure SrAl2O4.

>>57011683
They're harmless. Non-toxic, non-radioactive.

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>>57011732
I don't have sentimental value to watches that i just randomly purchase on eBay, so i have no real qualm about selling them. Family watches are different thing all together.

From what i got off the WUS autists, is that the dial was replaced with a Artsel reproduction dial that was made in the 50's. The current black dials that you see in the fleabay Kirvoskies are modern reproductions. Otherwise, it's a mostly original 1942 ChChz (Chistopol) made Kirovskie with some parts replaced when it was fixed.

It's a neat piece, and deserves a better picture, but being both the size of a pocket watch and 74 years old i'd rather not wear it too often.

>> No.57012031

>>57011738
It's important to note that you have to dope it with europium to give it the glow in the first place. Lumibrite and super luminous contain other dopants to further enhance the effect. So buying just raw strontium aluminate is not going to work.

>> No.57012051

>>57010406
Chanel as well

>> No.57012365

What is he wearing?


>>>/int/65958942

>> No.57012447

>>57007497

what does SDC and ECB mean??

>> No.57012681
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57012681

>>57012365
It's a watch made to create the look of a converted pocket watch. Pic related, this Longines goes for that same sort of style.

It's using a 0 instead of 10, and 1 instead of 11. I'm not sure which watchmaker normally does that. Tsovet?

And either the chrono is running or it's a fake chrono, because none of the hands are zeroed.

Not sure on brand.


>>57012447
upper right of the image tells you that

>> No.57012824

>>57007435
Get an Oris Aquis if you like that design

>> No.57012882

>>57009737
Because you can get a much better orient for cheaper

>> No.57012921
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57012921

Where 2 cop?

>> No.57012929

>>57012921
Literally any department store.

>> No.57012998

So something just happened with my brand new Amphibia: two lume dots fell off the dial.

I've seen this discussed before, and it seems it's not an isolated case. Seems Vostok is fucking up many dials lately. Think I can get a replacement or something? Did someone get a replacement?

Can't post a picture, just imagine an Amphibia with two lume dots hanging around the dial.

>> No.57013024

>>57012998
Also dogshit status confirmed.

>> No.57013026

>>57012998
Post pics

>> No.57013032

>>57012998
It happens to a lot of watches, though it was likely made during the 2015~ up to early 2016 run when their quality dropped for a bit because of banking issues,

Though, Amphibia dials are easy as shit to get. Might as well get one with superluminova on it.

>> No.57013169

>>57013032
Well replacing it is a whole other story.

With the price of the dial, the tools to change it, risking to fuck it up because I have zero experience in that stuff,and risking those fucking lume dots to fall off again unless I pick one without dots that doesn't look like shit, I'm better off throwing it into the trash. Or paying someone a fortune to do it because all watch artists are jews, but then it'll be cheaper to get a fine Seiko.

I'll see if I can at least have it opened to remove the loose dots for cheap, otherwise into the trash it goes.

>> No.57013193

>>57012998
>buy russian watch
>comrade say it good quality
>better belief or mother russia send to gulag they tell me
>hand over 30$ filthy american dollar
>watch cuts my wrist and I bleed out
>I see Lenin before I die
>He tells me capitalism killed me since I BOUGHT the watch
>Marx was right

>> No.57013294 [DELETED] 

>>57013193
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>> No.57013359

just bought an f91w, how would i go about putting a fabric strap in it

>> No.57013483
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57013483

How do you feel about Twotone subs? or watches in general

>> No.57013484

>>57013193
>crippling autism

>> No.57013590

>>57012998
Vostoks seem to be slowly declining in quality over the years. Mine is 2014 and it's still mostly alright, however the endlinks don't mate with the case, and the rotor is solid, it doesn't have the Vostok logo cutout. But there's a noticeable decline if you compare 80's, 90's, 2000's and recent Vostoks.

>> No.57013665

>>57013169
>spend money on a timepiece that is well know as a tinkerers watch
>get upset because you have to tinker with it
>contemplate throwing it in the trash (i.e. burning money) because you're a baby who can't even buy some basic pre-mixed watch lume and a box of toothpics
Literally kill yourself, or ask a doctor to help if you can't figure that out on your own as well.

>> No.57013817

>>57013665
So much this.

>> No.57013900

>>57013483
Fucking disgusting. Worse than an all gold watch even.

>> No.57013903

>>57010274
>That watch
>A dress watch

Tip top jej, plebfriend

>> No.57014086

>>57009835
>OVM

Thanks for putting the watch you're talking about in code, it makes the information nice and useless as it should be

>> No.57014107

Can someone enlighten me on Vostok? I'm about to pull the trigger on a 40 euros one because it's cheap for a mechanical, but there are lots of midels and I'm kinda Lost.

I saw a Vostok guide pic recently, would someone be kind enough to post it?

>> No.57014202

What about this one ?

https://www.amazon.fr/Vostok-komandirskie-811306%C2%A0Russe-R%C3%A9servoir-Militaire/dp/B01JM84VG4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1476125980&sr=8-7&keywords=vostok+komandirskie

>> No.57014204

>>57013032
>It happens to a lot of watches

Slavshit boos are hilarious

>> No.57014210
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57014210

>>57014107

>> No.57014213

>>57014086
It means he's a steinhart shill

>> No.57014231
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57014231

>>57014086
stienhart

>> No.57014275

>>57008697
>>57008348
Why even bother with FC when you can get a GS for nearly the same price?

>> No.57014314
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57014314

>>57014213
>domed sapphire with some kind of coating
>keeps time pretty ok
>waterproof to at least half the depth on the dial
>the bezel spins

literally nothing to hate

>> No.57014327

>>57010408
This is why companies like Orient and Seiko are very popular online.
Cheapish watches that offer a good value

>> No.57014333

>>57014314
desert eagle isn't even that expensive. it's the nigger rich type of status symbol like an iphone. buy a korth or colt python and then you an show off.

>> No.57014388

>>57011048
>people who know nothing about watches will spew this nonsense
Vostok movements are very low beat rate, does wonders for reliability, but has relatively bad accuracy.
Even if you regulate it to perfect time, it'll eventually drift off
That being said they can usually be within +- 20s a day if you regulate them well and have a timegrapher.

>> No.57014389

>>57014333
i knew i should have got the gold plated tiger stripe :^

>> No.57014444

>>57014389
only if you want to make it even more obvious that you're a nigger.

>> No.57014477

>>57014444
steinhart needs to hurry up and make a gold plated two tone

>> No.57014527
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57014527

>>57014444
Quads of truth

>> No.57014583
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57014583

>>57014314
How about the pseudo-aged lume?

>> No.57014585
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57014585

>>57014388
Vostok movements are very low beat rate, does wonders for reliability, but has relatively bad accuracy.

19800 bph isn't that low and or bad. Nor is it exactly that great as far as reliability goes, i've got 40 year old Seiko hi-beats that are working just fine and dandy and 50 year old 18000bph's Seiko's that are also working perfectly.

Though, i've had 7S26's that had really bad temper and were running very irregularly.

>Even if you regulate it to perfect time, it'll eventually drift off

So will all mechanical watches over time, and they will be out of adjustment from both wear and shock.

>That being said they can usually be within +- 20s a day if you regulate them well and have a timegrapher.

Depends, i've owned two Vostoks in the past and one now. All 3 were regulated to do +5 to +8 secs per day, and were used for over two years as such. All three were regulated via phone apps, and one was tested on a timegrapther to see if i'm not just doing stupid shit.

Watch keeps time well enough, that all being said, if you avoid QC issues.

>>57014444
quads of quad.

Damn.

>> No.57014641
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57014641

>>57014583
my gen 1 vintage doesn't have the fake age, but that's fine
it's just kind of very slightly green off white

>taking pictures on the floor

>> No.57014650
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57014650

I'm thinking of putting pic related on an olive green zulu? Would it work?
Also, are there any sellers that sell a thicc zulu?
Crown and buckle and cheapestnatostraps all look really thin

>> No.57014674

>>57014650
3mm thick natos famalam.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinturini-Nato-ZULU-G10-PREMIUM-QUALITY-20-22-24-mm-Nato-Zulu-Watch-Straps-/161327280434?hash=item258fdaf132:g:w-MAAOSwabhUU9Ph

Should be fine unless you're an americuck.

>> No.57014724

>>57014641
My floor > pseudo-aged lume.

Don't you go dissing my floor.

>> No.57014725
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57014725

Also seeing as how this is $120 with a sapphire crystal and a decent movement I'm very temped to go for it.
Would it work on one of those distressed colareb straps? Or is it too dressy for a casual wear strap?
>>57014674
>tfw americuck
Those look amazing though, I'm guessing there aren't any american sellers that have those?
In that case, whats the best zulu I can get for 10-15 cuckbucks?

>> No.57014803
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57014803

>>57014724
>can't even find a nice surface to take photos
>using a cell phone

>> No.57014864

>>57014803
I'm "working"

I ain't got time for grabbing a regular camera and move it to my computer.

>> No.57014907

>>57014725
Unfortunately, those are the best for that amount of shekels. Otherwise just whatever you can.

Symphony II is an alright watch overall.

>> No.57014909
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57014909

>>57014864
i'm "working" too
are you saying you don't have a folder built up just for shitposting?

>> No.57014916

>>57014213

Strange, these

https://www.steinhartwatches.de/en/flieger-watch.html

look exatly like the nazi watches I found here

https://www.stowa.de/en/shop/

Which version is better, what's the difference?

>> No.57014938
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57014938

>>57014909
It's built, but not of photos I've taken

>> No.57014940

>>57014916
the stienhart version is 44mm and kinda fuckhueg

>> No.57015254

>>57010219
No day and no date.
A GMT hand would have been a nice bonus

Speedmasters tend to be nice by why oh why does their tripe date have to indicate date with a hand rather than an aperture??

>> No.57015274

Guess I'll reiterate my question
whats the thickest zulu strap I can buy for like 15 bucks?

>> No.57015445

>>57010274
>like pic related
Who, other than professional bank robbers, can afford a watch like that?

>>57011526
Rather than pasting you could use thin film deposition, if you want to go high tech, and then seal it with glass or similar.

You could use a Sr isotope and it would glow like tritium but with a far longer half life.

Dopants also affect colour.

I have a box of strong lume, amazing stuff. I use it to make markers so I can find my way around whenever there is a power failure.

I think there could be an after market for multi coloured lume to give good readability without painful contrast. Amber hour markers on a deep red background and yellow hands are better than green hands and green dots for hour markers.

Avoid blue and violet if you are much more than 40 years old, yellow is better than green for the same reason.

>> No.57015676

>>57011077
>metrosexual boldness

>> No.57015954

>>57010187
I found TGV to be quite comfy to watch.And Federico sounds like he knows what he is saying.

>> No.57016272

>>57015954
Yeah TGV and Frederico are cool, that theo guy is just fine in the group, on his own he is boring af.

555 gear is okay, a little bit too pretencious heritage legacy memery.

>> No.57016427
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57016427

What is faggier (aka catchier of the female eye)? This or....

>> No.57016451
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57016451

>>57016427

>> No.57016482

>>57016427
this one. bitches love gold, jewels, and engraved metal.

>> No.57016526
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57016526

>>57014585
Where did you get that leather NATO? I wanna put one on my Seamaster

>> No.57016559

>>57015954
>I found TGV to be quite comfy to watch
>>57016272
Tgv old go

>> No.57016784

>>57013903
>>That watch
>>A dress watch
Yes.

>> No.57016795

>>57014314
Literally one of the worst micro-brands.

>> No.57016813

>>57016451
Is there a bad taste competition going here??

>> No.57016859

>>57016784
Dress watches must have white faces, poser.

>> No.57016900

>>57016859
>Dress watches must have white faces, poser.
>I get my watch knowledge from fashion magazines and Ask.com
K faggot
LOL

>> No.57016909

>>57016859
Cream and silver are good too.

But that JLC is a step in the correct direction for /g/. Normally we have someone insisting a datejust or GS is a dress watch.

>> No.57017057
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57017057

Opinions on the Rado Original series?

Rado is Swatch Group tho, how much do they cuck their customers?

>> No.57017271
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57017271

sup faggots

>> No.57017301

>>57016859
>Dress watches must have white faces
No.

>> No.57017385

>>57017271
where did you get that fake?

>> No.57017395

>>57017057
That anchor spins with the rotor right?

>> No.57017493

SNK809 or SNK803?

The SNK803 looks really good with a leather strap, but I feel like I would be limited in the long run with what I can do with it

also, do you guys think the SNK803 with leather will be less likely to reveal me as a poorfag than the SNK809 will?

>> No.57017504

>>57017395
I'm not sure, but I don't think so. It does spin, but sounds like it would needlessly over complicate the movement.

>> No.57017560

>>57017493
I feel like it doesn't much matter. Non-watch people wont know shit about supposed poorfagness (or if they do, the dial color wont be the deciding factor) and watch people will recognize it as a common entry level mechanical enjoyed by many.

>> No.57017580

>>57017493
>>57017560
its not like I want anyone to think I'm wearing a rolex or anything of course, and you have a good point too

now its just a matter of personal preference - I like both? what do?
do i kms?

>> No.57017584
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57017584

Which one would go better with the below strap?
Also, bambino or symphony II?
The latter has a sapphire crystal and is a little cheaper in some places

>> No.57017596

>>57017580
It's a dial color, dude. Pick one.

>> No.57017703

>>57017584
Why is this image not cropped. Your autism isn't strong enough to allow this.

They would both look fine.

>> No.57017898

>>57011526
use radium you fucking retard.

>> No.57018051

>>57017385
excuse you? go away poorfag

>> No.57018097
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57018097

>>57017057
I just can't get into all that case around the dial. James May has one so it's probably a decent watch at least.

>> No.57018106

>>57018051
oh, did you actually think you were going to fool anyone?

>> No.57018871
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57018871

Something new came today

Not perfect by any means - really not sure about this black dial/brown strap combo ???? - and the lugs are a little unforgiving, but overall looks pretty good.

>> No.57018890
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57018890

>>57018871

>> No.57018907

>>57018871
Why are german watches minimalist while swiss watches are cluttered with 1000 complications and views of the movements?

>> No.57018964

>>57018907
The German desire for complexity in mechanics is met by the standard watch movement. They are happy with this.

>> No.57018978

>>57018106
and what exactly makes you think it's a fake

>inb4 "it's expensive!!!!"

>> No.57019135

>>57010165
>If, in the other hand, you encounter B, find it likeable and buy it because you want to wear it and you don't covet A at all, you'll get to enjoy the watch you have bought without more consideration.
This, plus personally I'd fucking hate to own a submariner or something. If I'm going to strap something to my wrist every day, it must be semi-disposable. As in: it is very nice if it lasts a long time, and I'd be disappointed at a watch that doesn't last some years, but it can't be too hurtful to bang around or even to lose. It must be more like a piece of clothing than jewelry, if that makes sense.

Thus I never even lust after non-dress watches that are more expensive than a couple hundred euros. A price too high is one of the worst caveats for a daily driver watch, to me.

>> No.57019201

>>57015274
Guys pls
I just want a thicc one piece

>> No.57019225

>>57019201
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/UL-Certification-PVC-insulated-and-Nylon_206572715.html?spm=a2700.7724838.0.0.iikpJe

>> No.57019244

>>57017271
>>57018051
>>57018978
not the same guy btw

http://www.theminimalists.com/watch/

>> No.57019245

>>57019225
That's not even one piece though

>> No.57019376

>>57010726
fake or gray market

>> No.57019446

>>57019244
>money doesnt buy you happiness
pretty sure that's an opinion

>> No.57019524
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57019524

>>57019244
>Even though he’s a successful entrepreneur who can afford to drop $10,000 on shiny wrist-ornamentation, he expressed pangs of post-purchase grief, sorrow, and regret.

So he buys shit he ultimately doesn't want, stresses himself over it, and writes a letter to some massive faggot for advice?

>> No.57019532
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57019532

PALLETS
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>> No.57019559

>>57019524
Off-topic; all images and discussion should pertain to technology and related topics.

The quality of posts is extremely important to this community. Contributors are encouraged to provide high-quality images and informative comments.

>> No.57019593

>>57019559
>constant metaposting from a newfag
super on-topic.

>> No.57019604

>>57018978
Do you think we're fucking stupid?

>> No.57019611

>>57019604
no, just you, retard

>> No.57019620

>>57019559
off yourself please ty

>> No.57019631

>>57019611
you sure are getting defensive about your fake chinese piece of shit

>> No.57019758

>>57019631
lmao stay poor loser

>> No.57019827

>>57019758
spring for the eta or go generic asian clone?

>> No.57019887

I bought a $5,500 speedmaster from amazon, a year or so? later it stopped working so I took it to a watch repair shop and they told me it was fake. I tried to get my money back but couldn't. It sucks because I had taken out a student loan to buy it (well I hate $7500 from a student loan already in my account) lol that I'm still paying off. I think about killing myself ever day

So fakes do happen , be mindful

>> No.57019898

>>57019887
>buying a $5,500 watch
>taking out a loan to buy a fucking $5,500 watch


you are so fucking retarded

how many times do people need to say it: watches are NOT investments

>> No.57019902

>>57019887
>shit that never happened

>> No.57019909

>>57019887
>falling for the reddit speedmaster meme
ydi

>> No.57019917

>>57019887
>buying a speedmaster from amazon

>> No.57019997

>>57019887
Damn, thats why you buy from a reputable store, got my speedy for hundreds less than any amazon or online store, really jewed and haggled hard, name dropped other stores etc. This was retail. Literally would lose only 200$ if I sold it used. Hope you win the lottery son, hang in there watchbro, money isnt everything.

>> No.57019999
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57019999

In minitwatch's video on the SNK809, he polishes it with a rotary tool, and it comes out looking like pic related

would it come close to looking like this if I just bought a rag and some polish and went at it?
It isn't that I can't afford a $30 dollar kit, I just don't want to buy something I'll use once in my life, maybe twice

>> No.57020008

>>57019999
No it wont, tools are very different, you can even burn the metal with them

>> No.57020058

>>57019887

But you can get a new speedy for 3500.

Your bait is off by 2000 dollars desu

>> No.57020065

>>57020008
thanks for the heads up, didn't know about burning the metal

would polishing it with a rag make any difference at all though? clearly you won't get to the point it is at that video.
is it some kind of synthetic/rubbery coating on the metal, or what?

>> No.57020083

>>57020065
Polishing with a tool generally means you need to finish by hand after anyway.

Mother's mag polish and a rag will pretty much make anything shine.

>> No.57020095
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57020095

>>57020058

I don't know, just checked amazon after reading.

>> No.57020123

>>57018871
>>57018890
its neat, i like the dial
i think a darker strap would look even better. that isn't to say it doesn't look good already though

>> No.57020139

>>57020083
thanks for the advice big balled man

>> No.57020145

>>57019898
>>57019887
i hope this is a troll

if not i'm smiling as i type this out, and i'm not joking on my part either

>pays for luxury item with student loan

lmaoing at your life, and i actually mean it

>> No.57020322

Can someone give a quick summary of good watch brands under $500
I know of Seiko, Citizen, Orient, Bulova, Timex, Casio and Victorinox

>> No.57020348

>>57020322
That is basically it

Hamilton also makes the field khaki, which is a nice $350ish watch

>> No.57020410

>>57020322
Sukmi

>> No.57020441

>>57020095

huh.

>> No.57020641
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57020641

Am I memeing hard enough yet?

>> No.57020673

>>57020641
>drives porsche
>shitty tisell knockoff

o i am laffin

>> No.57020692

>>57020641
>Tisell
barf.jpg

>implying he isn't the valet
k

>> No.57020771

>>57020123
Thanks. Will probably try it out on a more casual red or something too.

>> No.57020872

>>57020673
>That's the joke.

>>57020692
Honestly, it's not my car, but I work in operations management for a company with a distribution contract, and the management team is invited to every pre-launch.
We mainly go for the open bar, but they do offer us Discounts should anyone be stupid enough to buy a Porsche on credit.

>> No.57020885

>>57020641
a little too much for a knockoff or sub wannabe.

>> No.57020893

>>57020641
>giant, fat, formless hand
I bet guy was pissed you left your greasy remains in his Porsche.

>> No.57021028

>>57010187
555 gear sounds like Kermit The Frog and is rather materialistic.

>> No.57021304
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Is the SKX007 a Submariner ripoff? I read that Seiko came up with the design first and then Rolex popularized it, but there was not a reliable source. Regardless, I feel self conscious thinking that everyone is assuming that I'm wearing a Submariner knockoff and is judging me based on it.

>> No.57021374

>>57021304
>Is the SKX007 a Submariner ripoff?
no

>I feel self conscious
grow a pair faggot

>> No.57021399
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>>57021304
The Submariner came out in 1953. I believe the 62MAS (the first of Seiko's line of divers that eventually leads to SKX007) came out in 1965.

That being said, a cursory look over the two watches should reveal that the SKX is most certainly not a rip off of the Submariner. The case is different, the indices are different, the hands are different, the bezel is different both in insert and grip texture. SKX007 is the product of decades of Seiko diver design, not a ripoff of a rolex.

>> No.57021666
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>>57021304
Well, the Rolex submariner got its design from the Blancpian 50 fathoms

The design for these watches are strictly serving a purpose for diving, so they are all pretty similar. Coin edged bezel for grip while use
Roating bezel with lume pip for dive timing
Black dial with large white indicies for legibility
Large hands covered in lume for legibility

Vostok are pretty much the only company to come up with an original diver design

>> No.57021960

>>57014650
Nato or perlon on this?

>> No.57021972

>>57021666
>Vostok are pretty much the only company to come up with an original diver design
>What is like half of the industry
>Who was Gerald Genta

Get bent liar

>> No.57021991
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57021991

I've never touched a rolex, are they impressive irl?

>> No.57022021

>>57009553
That star of Dafuq really made it more jewish than jews themselves. Let's not mention jihad hands.

>> No.57022250

>>57021991
They're pretty good. Movement-wise, a cheap Rolex like an OP has a better, more robust movement then you'll find in many comparably priced Swiss watches (Nomos or Grand Seiko might be able to compete at that price point; Omega, for all their talk about METAS and coaxial magic, probably can't), though whether that really incremental benefit is worth the premium over a $500-$1500 watch is up to you. The more expensive, iconic Rolexes (sub, Daytona, Explorer, maybe DJ) are more questionable in terms of value, I'd argue. Their Cellini line has some excellently finished pieces, but at that point you're buying $12,000 jewellery that happens to have a $4000 watch's movement inside (not that that's rare at that price point).

Handling one I certainly get the sense they're built well and to last; if you like the look and aren't bothered by the assumptions people will make about you for wearing a Rolex, there's nothing really to object to.

>> No.57022447

>>57010219
What ref anon? Never seen those hour/minute/second hands

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>>57021374

>> No.57022578

>>57022533
rubric not provided, i'm going to the dean bucko, better hope you have tenure

>> No.57022636

>>57019593
Lead by example, faggot.

>> No.57022672

>>57022636
You first.

>> No.57022899

>>57022672
You're OP.

>> No.57022978

>>57022578
kek

>> No.57023073

>>57019887

if not bait

>5500 watch
>not from a certified dealer

KEK

>> No.57023186

Seiko or Orient?

>> No.57023210

>>57016909
>But that JLC is a step in the correct direction for /g/. Normally we have someone insisting a datejust or GS is a dress watch.

If there's a distinction it's a meaningless one. There is no situation where in would be inappropriate to wear a Datejust over something like a Master Moon.

>> No.57023234

>>57023210
I made no claims about "inappropriate."

Even if we got to a point where our society was so casual it would not be "inappropriate" to show up to a white tie event in cargo shorts and hawaiian shirt, that doesn't make cargo shorts and hawaiian shirt a tuxedo. And it doesn't make a datejust not a sports watch.

>> No.57023559

>>57023234
Formal wear is formal wear and casual wear is casual wear. The differences are recognized and obvious. Dress watches and sports watches have no such distinction outside of a jeweler's display case.

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>>57023559
That's fine. We're talking about the world of watches and the distinctions there-in, even if those distinctions are lost on or pooly understood by those who live outside the "jeweler's display case" and are not concerned with the nuances within it, they still exist to us.

>> No.57023738
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What does /wt/ say about this watch? It would be my first one. Price is around 60€.

https://mellerbrand.com/watches/dag-camel

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>>57023738
Drive whatever pleases you but if you wear that you'd be considered a pleb by watch knowers.
It's just a cheap fashion watch with "muh minimalism" DW tier design and a cheap 1€ quartz Chink movement.
If you want to get started in real watches look up Japanese brands like Seiko, Citizen and Orient, if possible automatic.
You may like the Orient Bambino which also has a minimalist design, is well built, has a decent automatic movement and is cheap (about 100€).

>> No.57023850

>>57023842
Fuck.
Buy whatever pleases you*

>> No.57023867

>>57023842
>>57023850
/o/tists please go

>> No.57023896
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>>57023867
kek

>> No.57024113

Is seiko 5 good for baby's first real watch? I heard it loses its accuracy unless you wear it everyday, is that true?

>> No.57024174

>>57016526
uncleseiko.

>> No.57024179

>>57024113
Yes, and yes.

>> No.57024324

>>57024113

define accuracy being lost?

automatic watches have to be worn/wound if the movement allows it to keep going once their power reserve is used up

seiko 5's usually dont have movements that wind, so you have to shake your wrist a few times to get the automatic movement going.

for $60-150USD there are a ton of Seiko 5 choices for you to get started and eventually addicted like everyone here

>> No.57024351

>>57020641
The Tisell os nice, gonna get a no date black soon

>> No.57024399

>>57024351
Noice

Honestly, the best thing about it is the band, not a single stamped bit on it, way better than my OM XII and my Sarbs.

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>>57023867

>> No.57024664

>>57020095
>Buys a $5500 speedmaster
>Buys the most hideous fucking one possible
>surprised when it turns out to be fake

That thing is so much of an eyesore it's no wonder he didn't know it was fake, I wouldn't want to look at that thing for more than a second.

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Best modded Amphibia coming through. I wonder where I could get that dial.

>> No.57025156

>>57024811
Don't like the bezel, hands are somehow long, just too similar and too long, the movement is probably with a date, yet the dial is without cutout, bracelet doesn't match case finishing, or so it seems for me in that picture
Seenbetter/10

>> No.57025165

>>57025156
>hands are somehow wrong
Brain not work

>> No.57025254

>>57025156
>the movement is probably with a date
Amphibias don't have quickset so you'll never even know you fucking autist

>> No.57025333
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57025333

So I've dropped my 1st watch (SNK809) and now it's gaining 2 minutes a day.

I have a warranty, so I'm sending it to Seiko for repair, but I'll have to wait 4 to 6 weeks.

In the meantime, to continue to explore and enjoy watches, I've treated myself with a Vostok Kommandirskie Tank that arrives tomorrow.

I'm a libertarian so I'll feel weird wearing a kommunist watch, but I could buy it for 40 euros thanks to free market.

Plus it looks good. Mother Russia, here I come!

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>>57025333
Get a new strap while you're at it.

Also, it seems that there are an awful lot of new blood joining in with all the SNK809's and Vostok's being bought.

>> No.57025413

>>57025367
>Get a new strap while you're at it.

Yeah the Vostok strap looks terrible.

Fortunatelt I've bought two traps (brown leather and black NATO) for my SNK that are the same size (18 mm), so I'll replace it immediatly.

>> No.57025555

>>57025333
Have you considered calibrating it yourself? Doesn't look too hard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesOFMJWj8E

>> No.57025644

>>57025333
at least you aren't a democrat

>> No.57025741

>>57025555
I did but I'm very clumsy (that's why I dropped it in the 1st place).

So if it's still gaining time after repair, I'll read/watch a ton of stuff on regulating and I'll train myself on the Vostok first.

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Soon I will finally have a way to show people I'm a true Bernie Sanders supporter

>> No.57025889

>>57006588
thanks for the required video in the op, fucking satisfying, i want a hamilton now.

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>>57012921
lol senpai thats my work watch. was like $30 at walmart

>> No.57026084

>>57010609
Snk803

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>>57025889
Get a vintage intra-matic.

>> No.57026219

>>57013359
Remove the bars holding the plastic straps, put your strap, put the bars back in

>> No.57026461

>>57020872
How is the 718?

>> No.57026751

>>57013359
It has to be a very thin strap or it won't fit.

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my Collection
the girlfriend does not understand the value

>> No.57027135

>>57027039
>greentext story

>> No.57027219

>>57023738
Also consider a Rodina

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>>57028464
>>57028464

>>57028464
>>57028464

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