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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:

Strap guide:

Previous thread:

>> No.57028561 [DELETED] 

jordan likes cock

>> No.57028584
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>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 pretty alright

>> No.57028644

> Uh oh
>New thread
> Better get to shilling

>> No.57028710

i need to eat

>> No.57028869

4 grains of rice have been deposited in your account

>> No.57028902
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Who PVD here?

>> No.57028956
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So are small-diameter and vintage pieces nu-male or anti nu-male?

And normal-sized (40 to 45mm) divers?

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>> No.57029015


>> No.57029611

Yes what? Or have I been trolled? Good one, m'gentlesir!

>> No.57029788

What's PVD?

Google giving me peripheral vascular disease (PVD)

>> No.57029871

Physical vapor deposition

You can also look up Diamond-like Carbon while you're checking out coatings

>> No.57029982
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Who /SARB/ here?

>> No.57030046

Waiting on one.

>> No.57030072


>> No.57030100

stupid questions get stupid answers

>> No.57030126
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opinions on this?

>> No.57030130
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Krautbro, what happened with your 3133 in the end

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close up on the dial

>> No.57030153

I smell a noodle-armed manlet with a women's watch.

>> No.57030270
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I needed some cash for an improvised trip to Paris with my gf back then, now ex, so I sold it for 280€ on eBay quite fast. It was a mint condition beautiful 31659 if I recall correctly, but the hacking didn't work and the hairspring did a really annoying noice all the time. I thought it was a good idea to get rid of it before the movement exploded in my own hands.

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Go figure.

I traded my 6206 since the frame on the day window was badly glued in.

>> No.57030428

Don't project so hard, nu-male
a watch isn't going to change how people see you.

>> No.57030494

Heh we Jews gonna jew I guess

>> No.57030597
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What do you guys think of Girard Perregaux?
On this pic I'm wearing my dad's.
I remember when we traveled together all the way from Spain to NYC in 2008 just to buy it from some Jewish premium watch merchant in Brooklyn. It was a cool experience, first time I saw an Orthodox Jew with the funny hair and stuff.
Nowadays I think he should have gotten a Patek instead but he got this for $10000 and it was apparently a very good deal.

>> No.57030691


I know it's 38mm but do they wear big? Fuck me I am gonna end up getting an 035 and putting it on a nice dark leather strap

>> No.57030706

>implying there aren't typical watch styles associated with social castes
I bet you believe a gold Invicta won't make you look like a guinea or a chad.

>> No.57030710


>from spain

are you rich? where do you live? pics of house?

>> No.57030975

>from Spain

maybe it's difficult to believe for Americans, but there is a lot of rich people in Spain. Europe's richest man, Amancio Ortega, is a Spaniard for example.
You could say the wealth in my country is quite inequally distributed compared to other EU countries.
Anyway my parents are just upper-middle class, maybe upper in my region. My dad was the regional manager of a national bank, now retired and my mum is a plastic surgeon.

>are you rich?
Me personally not, I "survive" with 750€ monthly while studying in Germany.

>pics of house?
I wouldn't post it on here but it's a normal looking house in a residential area.

>> No.57031242

They don't wear small at all, if that bothers you. It's an amazing watch, get it. We need more SARBS in these threads.

>> No.57031756

What are the most robust, shock-resistant automatics?

Watches that could stand droppings on concrete floors and in general huge shocks.

What are my options?

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How would I go about removing a movement like this?

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I actually only want to get to the watch face, but it doesnt seem like the kind where the front ring comes off

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Casio Rangeman GW-9400BJ-1JF imported to the UK from Japan last year. Wear it every day for work (IT Engineer), holding up great.

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>Seiko shill trigger warning

>> No.57031967

>forgot nametag

>> No.57031980

>(IT Engineer)

I see they have retarded job titles in the UK too aha

>> No.57032029

>What are the most robust, shock-resistant automatics?
>Watches that could stand droppings on concrete floors and in general huge shocks.
>What are my options?

Pls answer.

Ive fucked up my 1st auto, if robust autos don't exist i'll just buy a casio f91w and let my new passion for watches die.

>> No.57032062

Vostok, assuming there won't be any qc problems.

Needs to be 2016 production.

>> No.57032128

Well that is fortunata as I will soon receive my 40 euros Vostok komandirskie tank.

It is mechanical but not an auto, tho.

What Vostok auto models would u recommend?

>> No.57032168

Meh I work for a small company, that is probably the most accurate title for my job, though. But I am also an analyst and a consultant. But mainly engineer.

>> No.57032171


All use the same movement.

>> No.57032196

pls help

>> No.57032244
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There is a tension spring that holds the movement in place, apply steady force and pull both of these carefully.

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What? Vintage isn't nu-male. It's all the oversized turds trying to look vintage that are nu-male.

>> No.57032297

Pull how? Seems like I would have to bend them inward quite heavily for the thing to be able to come out.

>> No.57032301


thats good to hear, I have 7.5 in wrists

>> No.57032410

IIRC, komandirskies are handwound, but use brass cases, while amphibians are automatic with steel cases, might be wrong though

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>> No.57033792

What watches do US ghetto nigs wear?

>> No.57033817

Whatever they can steal.

>> No.57034053

fake ICED out rollies mang sheeet

>> No.57034054

The one that twista had on in the source

>> No.57034113

Fake royal oak offshores and hublots

>> No.57034146

hey guys, so my old timex died on me. I'm pretty sure its a mechanical issue, but its whatever I only got the watch for 5 bucks.

I'm looking at seiko and citizen watches and I see theres a bunch of them being sold from india. My question is, are these legit?

>> No.57034270

40mm+ watches were a mistake.

>> No.57034323

If you want to buy janky used goods from a country knows for street shitting and disease, go right on ahead.

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I still think this is the most advanced quartz anyone has posted here in the technology board.

Good taste lawyer.

>> No.57034396

>poo in the loo special

>> No.57034671

whats the deal with all those indians selling vintage seiko 5s cheaply - they are fakes right?

>> No.57034865
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>mfw Hodinkee releases a watch and I can't hate it because it's reasonably sized and not terrible looking

>> No.57034896

I have a 42mm but I think it fits my wrist. I would never get anything bigger

>> No.57034948

> you will see dashes at the three, six, and nine minute markers. These dashes allowed the wearer to time long distance telephone calls, the rates for which went up at three-minute intervals.

Yeah, that's real fucking useful now.

>> No.57034972

About as useful as the tachymeter, but no one ever complains about that.

>> No.57034982

Hope it's a flieger style watch or a diver.

>> No.57034990

Except a tachymeter is actually usable for real world things in 1990+26

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>> No.57035010

It's seiko v snzg

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>uses exactly the same 38mm case that was used by the original El Primero Reference A386 in 1969

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got my first automatic in today

An orient moderno, pretty pleased with it

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>> No.57035480

Now if only it wasn't $7900.

>> No.57035544

>anus shill has never had an auto before
not surprising.

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Just ordered this watch, all of Bulovas 262khz watches have grown on me. Got it on sale for 300 dollars with shipping included

>> No.57035753

Expecting my first ETA tomorrow. 7750.

>> No.57035773

What are some good brands/ watches i should look out for while ebay shopping? (in the under $100 range)

>> No.57035791
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why would you throw your watch on the asphalt for ad pictures

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yeah considering i just started wearing a watch daily a little over two months ago i had a plaastic cased timex to hold me over.

>> No.57036271

a bit of a rocky ad campaign

>> No.57036480

Someone post the watch guide image that has over 20 watches on it.

>> No.57036552


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>> No.57036662


Holy shit, a modern Zenith that isn't utterly ghastly?!

>> No.57036680

Better get on it fast if you want one, there are only 25.

>> No.57036853
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w-what do you m-mean, anon?

>> No.57036925

He thinks that hating on a high end watch brand makes him smart. Even when he only owns dog shit.

>> No.57036964


Kek. Seriously though, the El Primero is such a great movement design, why does it have to be wasted in such tacky, gaudy, and tasteless designs as modern Zenith's?



>> No.57037258


i dig it, I am not a huge fan of quartz but it looks more than nice

>> No.57037621

Bluy or Black Ray II?
Also is the ray II the best watch to buy on a ~200 budget?

>> No.57037664

Black and no.

>> No.57037691

What would be a better watch then?
So far the ray II is the only sub 200$ that hacks and handwinds that I found

>> No.57038305

Probably lots of options with the NH35A in that price range

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looks nice man, I have the vintage power reserve model because I'm a sucker for textured faces

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thanks, the detail on orients is pretty nice, i am impressed.

i was going to go for the agent without the little hole, but it has no lume and im up late enough or early enough daily where i like lume. The open heart is cool mainly as this is my first auto so its neat to see more of it without being one of those crazy skeletonized ones where you can barely read the time.

Also the textured face adds one more detail thats different from my other two.

I was originally going to go with a seiko snk793 but i decided the extra money was worth it and im a happy camper.

>> No.57038679

Are 2 piece nato straps that actually use the springbar a thing?

I hate the way natos makes the watches wear higher from all the fabric underneath.

>> No.57038695

Does the sapphire reflect alot?

>> No.57038824

Pussy destroyer
Get it

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r8 plis

>> No.57039617

Not bad, it's like SARX013 money (or a little more than SARB035) but with a less sporty and angular look.

Sellita SW200 is fine.

>> No.57039623

is it a good idea or safe to order vostoks from ebay? I see plenty going for around 20-30 bucks and im itching for a new watch
anything to look out for?
also, is skrill or whatever legit? ll these russian and ukranian sellers want to use it instead of paypal

>> No.57039648

i have a ca-53w

>> No.57039962

You're right, except they do make auto komandirskies now. They're a bit more expensive.

>> No.57039984

Why not just just get an Orient Symphony?

>> No.57039992

not as much as any other mineral crystal

>> No.57040015

Fuck no.

>> No.57040027

Yeah, because it was designed by someone else for them.
Zenith is such a waste of a brand.

>> No.57040075

I have a blue one and it's a very nice colour. I'm glad I chose it over the black.

>> No.57040081

Yes. Often not called natos of course.

>> No.57040340

Yes, those exist. But I'd rather call them "two piece nylon straps".

>> No.57040360

>is it a good idea or safe to order vostoks from ebay? I see plenty going for around 20-30 bucks and im itching for a new watch

If you know what you're doing, otherwise just buy new.

>also, is skrill or whatever legit? ll these russian and ukranian sellers want to use it instead of paypal

No, use paypal instead.

>> No.57041347

Yes very trust.
PayPal jewish.

>> No.57041555


Did someone try this?

Or is the regular tool (forgit its name) necessary if you don't want to fuck up ur watch?

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>> No.57042698

Just buy a tool, the hardened tool steel on the pliers will mash the case back

It will require a decent amount of torque to get the case back off for the first time (enough to slip and fuck up)

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just bought this today
its a wooden watc
am i cool now?

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>> No.57043268
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Been trying to decide for weeks and I still can't decide..

>> No.57043315

36mm explorer.

>> No.57043407

I think it actually looks nice, although a bit simplistic.

>> No.57043438

>Left (preferably the 36 mm version)
Good taste, subtle and elegant tier
Flashy desk diver noveau riche tier

>> No.57043540

>noveau riche tier
that's what worries me about the Submariner even though I find it to be a beautiful watch.

>> No.57043729
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I've just found this on Crono24, is this Rolex explorer especial edition some kind of bad joke?

>> No.57043760

All Rolkex are nouveau riche tier, nigger.

>> No.57043782

Your fucking mother is nouveau riche tier.

>> No.57043817

Abject nouveau riche

>> No.57043897

>Poorly BLACKED hands
>dial texture
>On an explorer

It's a shitty "mod"

>> No.57044007

Wow just when I thought the explorer couldn't get much uglier

>> No.57044054
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I always thought the nato straps made the blue dial look better than the black dial but now I'm not so sure
What say you?

>> No.57044064
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Black dial

>> No.57044302

Forgive me if this is something I should already know (first time in /wt/), but how good are MVMT watches? Anything I should be aware of from them?

Looking to get two new watches soon, one for everyday and one for formal occasions.

>> No.57044332

Dogshit tier.

Seiko and or Orient as babby's first watch, buy new unless you know what you're doing.

>> No.57044530

What makes them so bad?

>> No.57044598

>Cheapest possible quartz movement, not even a basic Japanese quartz movement
>Said cheap movement is usually highly unreliable
>Cheap PVD coating and or finishing on the cases in general
>Terrible finishing on the dial and hands

The boring bland designs designs are subjective, but if you're going to spend 80$ on a watch then spend it on a watch that's worth it, and not something that's usually sold for 5$ on AE.

>> No.57044621

its pretty cute
link please

>> No.57045478
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>> No.57045523


depending on budget I suggest either an SNK807/9 , SNZF17 or go full vlown and get an SKX007/9 as your first watch

cant really go wrong with seiko

>> No.57045659
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If you had aprox. €5k to blow on a watch what would you get?

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>> No.57045911

Go for none.
Unless you want to display to the entire world you are in a mid life crisis.

>> No.57045927

>muh I act as if I was old money

>> No.57045930

I work at an upscale restaurant, what's a good dress watch that isn't too expensive and can also take way too much punishment?

>> No.57045987

What kind of punishment? Dress watches are on leather, but if the punishment means french onion soup is going to be spilled on it, it's going to get nasty fast.

>> No.57046057

Something that wouldn't mind being submerged in lemon herb butter, can shrug off being smacked by chase doors, and just the general abuse from throwing plants around dish.

I was wearing my Timex for awhile because I didn't want to fuck any of my watches I actually care about, and it's shattered after the first week.

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eyy senpai

>> No.57046073


Also forgot to mention we have a strict dress code. No nigger G-Shocks or digital Casios.

>> No.57046080

Can't go wrong with the Explorer. Sub screams "I'm 45 and all too aware that life is half over"

>> No.57046110

seiko 5?

>> No.57046141

Thought about that, but they aren't water proof.

I don't have time to take off my watch before I wash my hands on my way back out of the kitchen.

>> No.57046173

whats your budget for this watch? <200 ? <100>

>> No.57046183

Honestly if you want a dress watch that is going to go through all that you might just be better off buying a new Timex every weekend

>> No.57046246

sieko kinetic 100m.

if you search around ebay, you can probably get a new one for 90 bucks.

>> No.57046485
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sarb033 owner here

i have 7.5 inch wrists and i thought it would be to small but it fine

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My Accutron II arrived today, the case has beautiful finishing and dat sweeping seconds hand.

>Inb4 2big4u

It's just the angle.

>> No.57046674

>SARB on a nato strap
>Bond nato strap

Absolutely haram, ruined/10

>> No.57046773

A Rolex Won't Give You More Time

>> No.57046804

This website and the people who write in are still shit

>> No.57046889

An Orient or a Seiko 5. Maybe Hamilton.

5k watches are for abject nouveaux riches

>> No.57046955

This some japanese samurai watch, senpai. Folded threethousandurru times. Nah but srs how do they feel? Like 100% solid?

>> No.57046973

>old money
Sure, Patek Philippe is nice but I wouldn't sneer of a Speedmaster either.

>> No.57046989

>left: what is that a rolex? Oh ok hope you didn't pay that much *dires up*
>right: damn my pussy juices are flowing please fuck me

At least to women.

The Explorer is much more classier and appropriate with a suit. Subbie is fine but pleb rich tier.

>> No.57047016

Blue if you wanna stand out and liek color, black if you want to stay a litle more true to the heritage and don't have many black faced watches.

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>> No.57047061
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Having handled an Omega AT up close, the quality and finishing on the hands, dial, indices, and case are clearly better on the Brightz.

The bracelet is literally in another league than the garbage bracelet on the AT.

Seriously, if the Brightz had a 4s15 instead of the 6r15 it would be world class.

>> No.57047081

I son't know about the websites and the people, but this text is solid and imo should always be in the op along with the Hamilton video.

This is solid wise advice that applies to watches and a whole lot of other things.

Everybody please read it.

Pls read the bible also: we need light. Without light we're miserable.

>> No.57047089

Good point.

>> No.57047096

Fuck you for making me think about this one again. Had forgotten it after the fiasco with the sarb 035 (well not that bad, but the bracelet was pure cancer)

How is it compared to the sarb 033? Do you know. Many thanks m8

>> No.57047129

Thanks for this.

>> No.57047204

what a crying beta faggot.

>muh is it worth 10,000$? does it add value to your life?
go sit on a rainbow and write a fucking poem

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This is garbage, some punk ass that got buyers remorse since his shitter ass is up in debt (apparently common for high earning people, just like the writer himself).

Yes luxury time pieces are a scam, the omega speedmaster I bought? Worth tops 800$ in real value for materials and quality. That Rolex I own? I guess a little more than that Omega since it isn't china made kek

But god damn watches are like art, nobody will understand why you would pay so and so much for some stupid painting (I used to have dealings with art collectors, and people paid over 50k for stupid pencil sketches my 3 year old niece could do better)

So yeah wear whatever makes you feel better and doesn't take you to the poor house, and if you don't like it chalk it up as a mistake and try to do better next time.

>> No.57047266

Question here,

I just got a brand-new quartz movement watch that I plan to sell on.

It's a Miyota 6P25 quartz movement and it's not running straight out of the box.

Anyone know whether these movements need to be started?

All of the other functions (time/date/day) seems to be working fine.

>> No.57047295

Battery? Push the crown in?

>> No.57047303

Sounds like you've got some serious kinks lurking on the surface there
>bondage bracelet

Please go on.

>"I'm 45 and all too aware that life is half over"
That is a terrible life expectancy, anon. Another good reason to get good watches.

>> No.57047324

The only reason one should get butthurt is due to denial

there is no reason whatsoever to pay anywhere beyond $500 to $800 for a single timepiece

>> No.57047333

No crown push in, probably the battery.
Haven't got any method of opening the backcase, I'll look into it tomorrow.


>> No.57047346

Don't listen to the advice of NEETs on /g/ anon, go in and try them both on, buy what looks/feels best. I went for the Sub (no date though) and i like the versatility.

>> No.57047350

>USA Life Expectancy White American Male 78 years

It is really more than half over realistically

>> No.57047383
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>There is no reason to pay more than 8 dollars for a watch

Case closed

>> No.57047390


explorer? ain't that trying too hard?

>> No.57047401
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>there is no reason whatsoever to pay anywhere beyond $500 to $800 for a single timepiece
poorfag detected

>> No.57047425
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Do you think these influental people throw of this garbage on their wrist when their not in public?

>> No.57047436
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>>Own a shitty Lorus watch worth €95 about 5 years ago.

Had two prior which had the same issue of the analog hands failing while the digital feature remained. Not the nicest looking watch but I don't know how I'd get by without it. Only person in my family that wears a watch so I can appreciate when someone wears one.

>> No.57047523
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just get a submariner...

explorer screams

>you may think you know me
>but you don't

>> No.57047590

Your only argument is "lol poor" because you know you've made a foolish financial decision

>> No.57047619
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>buying new watches.

Shaking my head, to be quite honest familia. Everyone knows watchmaking peaked in 1975 and has been in decline ever since.

>> No.57047791

I'm sorry tripfriend, but this text is pure common sense.

Read about a posteriori rationalization.

>> No.57047804

I haven't even made it but I'm still going to make it because I can.

>> No.57047828
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>Implying Lemania 5100's are that easy to obtain

Though, sometimes they do get stuff mostly right, like Seiko's SRP77X series.

>> No.57047989

Go be an idiot somewhere else.

Just because the person who wrote into that idiot website didn't analyze or understand his purchase until AFTER the fact doesn't mean everyone else is as stupid.

What reason do you have for posting this link again? Are you affiliated with that website?

>Yes luxury time pieces are a scam
Even if one were to grant the idea that your speedmaster is worth vastly less than what you paid for it in "real value for materials and quality" that doesn't make it a scam.

If I advertised oranges for sale for 150 bucks each, it wouldn't be a scam either, it would just be really fucking overpriced oranges. The people who buy them were not 'scammed out of 150 bucks,' they simply made a choice to overpay.

Scams are, by definition, fraudulent -- they're illegal. Expensive watches are not fraud.

>> No.57048037


>> No.57048052

where do I get an inexpensive stressed leather band like that?

>> No.57048069

What are some thin, minimalist watches with alarms and analog displays?

My wrists are too tiny for bulky watches.

>> No.57048118

Swiss watches are most certainly a scam, you didn't remember how they get the "swiss made" logo. MARKETING and other silly costs can be counted into the quota that is required get the "swiss made" stamp of approval even if it hasn't been made in switzerland.

Sentimental value is another thing.

>> No.57048134

>bulky watches
can everyone just shut the fuck up with this "muh bulky", thanks

>> No.57048154

The rules of swiss made may be stupid, but that doesn't mean it's a scam.

You are not a victim of a scam.

>> No.57048194


>> No.57048214

Do you not like the word "bulky" or something?

Would you prefer it if they were called "thick, cumbersome watches" instead of "bulky watches"?

That's such a weird pet peeve.

>> No.57048223

Don't know what you consider a scam, but that isn't regular info they tell you at the store. I didn't want to pay for a chinese made swiss assembled and marketed piece. Chinese make shitters mostly, thats why I got rid of the Omega since the Rolex was much higher quality in the end. (and Seiko for that point kek). Lesson learned I guess.

>> No.57048227

>What reason do you have for posting this link again? Are you affiliated with that website?

You won't be inclined to believe me, but no, I'm not involved with that site at all.
If your blind neighbor were about to fall into a ditch, would you sit and watch him? Or would you tell him?

>doesn't mean everyone else is as stupid.

only someone with a poor sense of finances would pay for something so blatantly overpriced. I know ad hominem is always discredited here, but frankly yes, they are all just as stupid.

>but the people making this kind of money wouldn't have a poor sense of money
then the only logical answer to that is they got into their positions of privilege wealth by either nepotism, or getting aboard scholarship programs/minority benefits funded by the state

>> No.57048272

>spending more than $50 on a watch

this thread belong on /fa/ just like all jewelry threads

>> No.57048296

>t. poorfag

>> No.57048306

>they are all just as stupid.
So then your position is that they're not blind, they're stupid.

In which case your shitty article probably wont help them, because these people are stupid, not simply lacking information about a metaphorical ditch.

With that established, guess you wont need to advertise your website in the next thread.

>> No.57048313

Eh, looks like à run of the mill watch général.

It is Saïd that generals don't improve à board.

On 1 hand I agréé, on the other brands we're kinda lonely in this neet board.

So, u could change perspective: this général is not à général but à board. Instead of having good and Bad thread, we have good and Bad discussions.

But however, and this is true for all boards: generals smell autism, but only non autists Can smell it.

That being Saïd, non autists are always autists for something else

All in all we're not so Bad, but we deserve our own board. Ill look into ouble chan and report

>> No.57048321

>spending more than 50$ on a 60hz monitor
>buying anything over 30fps since human eyes
>buying a graphics card since the CPU has an APU

>> No.57048363

>guess you wont need to advertise your website in the next thread.

not affiliated with them
But I will though

You have to respond to shitposting with more shitposting

>> No.57048382

An expensive watch isn't better at showing time.

Buy jewelry if you want, but it's not technology related.

>> No.57048384

>in decline ever since
Mostly, yes. Omega is resting so hard on their laurels it is getting smelly. New face is "innovation"?? Bah.

Oechslin continues to do good stuff but I wonder why not more pay attention to his ideas. Even the average follower of this thread would be more inventive than Omega has been.

Case in point: Mars watch. Big talk in August. Nothing heard since. Meanwhile smart watch face makes are having a field day.

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True, but vintage Seikos are easier to find and still show that everything since 1975 in watchmaking has been a mistake.

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>You have to respond to shitposting with more shitposting

>> No.57048418
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>An expensive watch isn't better at showing time.
But it is my newfriend

>> No.57048483

Watch the vid in the op, you ll quickly understand why it belongs here.

We dont like quartz, yet quartz is more hi tech.

Autos are breath takingly complex old tech

>> No.57048496


>> No.57048509
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On a small change of pace, after trading the 6206 for a SARB i'm considering getting 36K bph as my next JDM piece.

Now i'm wondering if should focus on getting a a 5740C (plain indices, either steel or SGP), 4500/4502A (steel or SGP) or perhaps something from Citizen?

I'm pretty familiar with the 5740C cal, but not some much about the two KS variants. A Citizen Cosmotron is a big maybe, as that depends on when a good example pops up.

>> No.57048514

How legit is this buy ?


>> No.57048545

Expensive watches do derive a lot of their price from things like water resistance, excellent case finishing, movement decorating etc -- which do not show you the time any better -- but they often do have higher quality crystals that are more clear with more effective anti-reflective coatings and higher quality lume or tritium. Both of which do literally effect how the watch shows the wearer time.

Just saying.

In terms of quality for price, not bad (keep in mind, you should be able to find an Orient Sun and Moon for 200 bucks or cheaper.)

But it is a kind of goofy design.

>> No.57048568

Completely fine if youre ok with a faux moonphase, real moonphases are much more expensive (mechanical)

>> No.57048570

No no I just want someone to tell me where to get an inexpensive leather band that's stressed like >>57044064

>> No.57048607

Ebay nigga: stressed leather strap XXmm

>> No.57048617

I'm not sure why you replied to him then.

I'm not sure. One option is to make your own, I know we've had a few enterprising leatherworkers here. You could get distressed leather or distress it yourself.

>> No.57048750

I bought a butterfly clasp genuine leather strap from eBay and that shit was some fake leather

>> No.57048761


There you go

>> No.57048776


I've heard from some people that the 45xx is pretty finicky about frequent servicing and can eat itself if not kept super maintained, but I have never been able to substantiate those reports myself.

Myself, I'd go for a 45xx as it is the caliber that Daini used to crush the souls of the Swiss in the Chronometer trials and thus has particular historical significance.

The 45KS and 45GS also probably represent the peak of the 'Grammer of Design' styling era at Seiko.

>> No.57048787


Colareb is real leather

>> No.57049132

what is dis

>> No.57049156

Thanks, I imagine the first isn't real leather considering the price

>> No.57049187

>45xx is pretty finicky about frequent servicing and can eat itself if not kept super maintained

To me, that might be a slight issue since i can't exactly go and visit Mr.Shane down in Toronto.

Which leaves me with the option of sending it off to either Spencer Klein or to god knows where to get it serviced. And i trust Spencer, him servicing a friends 6619 Sportsmatic (that has an incredible history behind it), and doing both a great job and also wonderful customer service in the process.

The big issue is that it's going to take between two to three months until he receives and services it.

My local watchmaker does a decent job when given a cheap Seiko or a Slavwatch, but when shown a 5206 cal he said he'd rather not risk it as he's unsure on both how to properly service it and where to get parts. (Despite them being rather easily found)

So i guess a 5740C is the way to go.

>> No.57049880

Where is the best place to buy a Seiko Black Monster these days? Looking to pick one up for a birthday.

>> No.57049892

What do you mean by faux moonphase?

>> No.57050060

Hi I'm retarded.

How do I wind an ETA 7750 , or set the time?

I know how to change the date. I pull out the crown to position two and twist the crown in either direction. But how the fuck do I set the actual hour and minutes?

I don't want to force the crown in some direction that I'm not supposed to.

>> No.57050076
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>> No.57050097

Most Orient sun and moon directly take a moonphase aperture and put a day/night indicator under it.

The one you linked actually doesn't use an exact moonphase aperture and is a little bit more 'honest' in that way. But really it should be just be completely flat on the "bottom."

date in position 2
wind in position 1
time in position 3

Does your watch not come in a manual?

>> No.57050120

>Does your watch not come in a manual

Bought it from a friend, but thank you.

And you wind clock wise, right?

>> No.57050125


>> No.57050296
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So I was browsing memeit and I saw something interesting, and it caused me to think back to this thread and you guys who would buy a Rolex

I apologize for just assuming that you're all stupid. You can't know you're wrong if nobody takes the time to tell you.

You guys can't buy a rolex, how can you just waste your money like that? Look, I have a job too, and I have disposable income. That doesn't mean its logical to dump the same money that could be used on a car down payment on an overpriced watch.

>> No.57050319

>So I was browsing memeit
stopped reading there, please feel free to go back.

>> No.57050361

if this is about muh oldfag size, i've been here for 2010. I assume you've been here a while too, considering we're on /g/.

But as for memeit itself? You can find very niche topics there, and have conversations you can't on here.

Ever see what happens to threads that aren't about smartphones or ordering from alibaba here?

>> No.57050455

Rarely go there but it's clearly for adults and this is edgy shitposters

>> No.57050470

>The bracelet is literally in another league than the garbage bracelet on the AT.
How much weed do you have to smoke to actually believe this?

>> No.57050561
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Easy enough to do the swap without the $10 tool. Verdict? This band feels amazing and looks great, worth the $8 tenfold I think.

>> No.57050581

You should have gotten a kelran calfskin
hand made in murrica from real leather for 10 bucks

>> No.57050625

Could you send me a link? Can't seem to find it after google search. Def. interested for future purchases.

>> No.57050658


>> No.57050689


What is a down payment on a car for you might be monopoly money for others.

Some of anons who post on /wt/ have this type of money.

>> No.57050748


It's a great watch if you can afford it. Unique dress watch, but you can also get a nato strap for it when you want to be casual.

>> No.57050769


Go compare them in person yourself. I'm not kidding or exaggerating. If you really insist I'll make some diagrams later to show some parts of why.

>> No.57050898
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/csg/ here
i bought a watch like pic related some time ago, and the second hand keeps jamming or moving back and fort.

Do this mean that the battery is about to die? or did i get chinked?

>> No.57050938



this is what you get for buying unrefined piece of shit


>> No.57050950
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Yes, anon should get PIC RELATED
>It will signal him as bisexual also.

>> No.57050965

This is the one I ordered
Still looks new after 3 months of wear, super comfy.
Not shilling, but a strap this good for chink prices needs to be in the strap guide

>> No.57050971

is this soki a known good brand? I only know curren and sinobi from install gentoo, are there more good ones?

>> No.57050987

Soki is great. Their bracelets and case finishing is better than any shitter that Omega makes

>> No.57050989
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IF going fag, go full fag.

>> No.57050990

i am poor senpai
i am not sure, supposedly they use good movement but they are chink shit after all.

>> No.57051004

>is this soki a known good brand?

>> No.57051064

I love this f4m

Yes, for being er, cheap as fuck.

Only if you pay $3 and expect it to be a $3 watch, but only if you get lucky, lots of lemons there...

It's a chinese mushroom brand, it's not even a brand.

>> No.57051077

>i am poor senpai
What's your budget, fuggot.

>> No.57051085

ten bucks

>> No.57051117

How accurate is the SNK809/803?
It goes off about 1 minute a month, right?

>> No.57051136
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Obviously ymmv, but
>1 minute a month

>> No.57051188

I'm really on the wall on the ocean 1. im saving money for a speedmaster but this is tempting.

>> No.57051194

>ten bucks
KEKS, you'd better be trolling, nigga.

If true, so, you're either a poor kid and cannot get a job yet, or you're a NEET.

Anyway, you can ask at your local Salvation Army place or any analogue organization for a free watch, I have heard of good affordable-tier vintages there. Maybe some old chump's timex or a scratched f-91w.

And take care of yourself and go get a good job as soon as possible.

>> No.57051248

a poor neet in a third world country
so yes

>> No.57051302
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Use your 10 bucks for something else more useful that would take you out of that, like a mid-tier good shirt and/or pants.

Then go get a job, or if you cannot go outside without issues, look for state social-security therapy. If you even get to flip burgers, eventually you can buy a way nicer watch than what you'll get for less than 10 bucks, and lot's of extra quality of life, self-reliance and satisfaction.

>> No.57051320

You can regulate that down to around +-3
The 7s26 is surprisingly good accuracy wise, just don't bang it around.

>> No.57051331


So that isn't too bad.

Not the same guy, but how would one do that?

>> No.57051356

There's plenty of guides out
The short of it is you play with the with regulating lever opposite the balance wheel

>> No.57051370

Magic, (Kidding)

Learn what you'll do first.
Open it (with fucking care)
Look for the fucking red thing that looks like a robot eye.
Find the regulator.
Move it slightly to get the desired effect.
Test the watch accuracy later.
Rinse and repeat.
Cum from a +-3 rating.

>> No.57051399
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Sad camera, but this is the part in question. Carefully move the left stick-outy bit clockwise to move the pointy bit on the right more towards the - and away from the +

>> No.57051413

I'm scared

Remember what it was like the first time you put a CPU in a socket?

>> No.57051438

I remember the first time I broke a CPU. And the first time I broke a watch movement.

Only way to learn.

>> No.57051481

>I'm scared
You should be.
You can pretty much fuck up a watch(mechanism and finishings) if you don't know what you're doing.
You can get to experiment first with cheap mechanical watches, like ebay chineses. Then go for the real thing.

And don't forget to buy the right tools for the job first, like in as otto frei.

>> No.57051500 [DELETED] 

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>> No.57051515

I mean, you don't need a $300 set of Bergeon tools to regulate a Seiko... use something sticky to get the caseback off (or if you have something that can actually screw it, even better), use a plastic toothpick to adjust the regulator, screw the caseback back on.

>> No.57051523 [DELETED] 

i c wut u did thair

>> No.57051629
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ty for the link bruv

Does anyone know of a burgandy/dark crimson leather watch band that is similar to this wallet?

>> No.57051667

I can't answer your question, sorry


>tfw you bought a nice leather wallet some months ago but your $6 solid plain black leather wallet has nothing wrong with it so you can't find justification to switch

>> No.57051711

>use something sticky to get the caseback off (or if you have something that can actually screw it, even better),
Yes, you're right, specially at the toothpick part, and it seems that you know what you are doing, but telling some noob to JUST open it with whatever you can open it with it's bad advice, it will give some scratching to that watch and/or fuck up the water resistance.

Even getting some cheap tools from ebay is way better than noobs improvising their own tools at home with only lack of knowledge as tutor.

>> No.57052866



>> No.57052949
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It's like a dogshit version of Eleven James.

You pay much less and get absolute shit watches, instead of Rolexes and Omegas and IWCs sent to you.

>> No.57052955

Total utter shitters.
I wouldn't wear any of the watches depicted there.

>> No.57052983

But is the lowest price point of eleven james even worth it at that point?

>> No.57053021


>> No.57053030

>the bezel spins
wow dude cool lmao haha xDDDDD

>> No.57053042

If you were thinking "I'd like to own 24 expensive watches over the next two years" it may be cheaper to go thru them than buying and selling that many watches (unless you're 100% private transfer with no taxes or fees)

If you're thinking you'd actually like to own an expensive watch, no.

>> No.57053061
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>A whole site dedicated to monthly acquiring awful, awful watches.

Dude, please don't fall for these. Also:

>Elite members will receive an impressive Men’s Fashion Bracelet every month to compliment their watch.

This alone should be clue enough to walk away from this faggotry, but if it's not, see pic related.

>> No.57053077

It was a meme

>> No.57053078
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I'm going away for grad school soon, and I don't think it's a good idea to take my watches with me, or even to take an expensive watch.
So far I'm taking my X201 and clothes, plus a coffee maker and rice cooker.
All that's left is the watch,
I was thinking a turtle, but I would love it too much to abuse it, and would feel really fucking bad if I lost it/if it got stolen.
That brings me to the MDV106. Diver + quartz means its completely resistant to daily activities, and I won't have to take it off even when showering and whatnot. It's cheap, has a bezel for timing and looks it it would look great on a nice perlon.
My only problem is the shitty lume.
Is there another cheap and reliable diver like this, or do I have to put up with the shitty lume and get this one?
Also as you probably guessed, I'm broke (just applying to schools was 700 bucks) and would like to keep costs down because I'll be spending a fuck ton of money this year and won't be able to have anything close to a steady job once I move.

>> No.57053087

I noted they had a piaget image on their website. Some wis set it up the site to wreck faggots?

>> No.57053110

>I was thinking a turtle, but I would love it too much to abuse it
Abuse it. It will gain character.

Also, SKX007 was produced for 20 years. Don't be too shocked if the turtles are as well eventually you may retire your turtle but be able to obtain a new one easily. you could easily have be in the year 2038 telling someone
>this turtle I wore from 2016-2033 and this one I got late 2033 till today

>> No.57053183

There is also a partially depicted Harry Winston in the background.

This website is nothing more than a bait on the ignorant and gulibles.

>> No.57053187

I really hate watch abuse, and will baby even my cheapest casio digital.
I'm autistic about this shit
And I was thinking about it from another way, I love the turtles design and really wanted to get a vintage one for a while before it was announced, but if I wear it day in day out I'm afraid I'll get bored of it and start hating the design.
The final thing is that $320-370 is the price of an SSD and a redmi (things I'll definitely need), as much as I love watches I don't really NEED one, y'know.
I'm guessing the MDV106 is the only thing that fits my retarded criteria?

>> No.57053225

When I say 'abuse it' I just mean use it.

>> No.57053262

I'll be working in chemical labs, plus I've never stayed in a dorm before so I really don't want to be forced to baby my watch.
I'm the type of watch autist who will scrutinize every little facet of my watches.
My Amphibia for example has never even had a drop of water touch it (meanwhile I always talk about it's adaptive WR and all that shit) and I've kept the arcylic pristine even after almost two years of ownership.

So yeah. I'm really autistic about this

>> No.57053510

basic bitch watch
do not copperooni

>> No.57053516
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hi all

recently acquired this ref 1680 submariner "red"

>> No.57053637

No one cares faggot

>> No.57053651

stay off the /g/ watch thread then and go back to /lgbt/ where you belong

>> No.57053653

I'm looking for an all gold watch /g/, the face doesn't have to be gold

>> No.57054141

cool fake, how much?

>> No.57054211

I wouldn't even say that... Where is the crown above the twelve, or any inner engraving for that matter.

>> No.57054221

nvm I'm retarded and need to go to bed

>> No.57054238

sheeooot, need to get a strap like this on some kind of sarx

>> No.57054360

is there not even a date?

>> No.57054429

>the cyclops is just for trolling
This amuses me.

>> No.57054524
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Just got my '52 Zenith from repairs and got a new bracelet for it. Rate?

>> No.57054540

All of these answers are wrong. They don't wear watches because they just check their phones.

>> No.57054647

you faggots will argue over anything.

day/date vs just date

>> No.57054658

perpetual calendar or bust.

>> No.57054738

>Seriously, if the Brightz had a 4s15 instead of the 6r15 it would be world class.
Isn't the 6r supposed to be better?

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close-up of dial?

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Posting cause bored

>> No.57054959

Date only, or full calendar.
Or time only.

>> No.57054985

west coast or yurop?

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Here you go.

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My Brand new Citizen Promaster NY0040 just came in the mail and it feel a much more solid than the 10 year old one I sold a few days ago ( bezel, crown feeling). This one has a much more subtle blue sunburst effect in the dial, which is not a bad thing. The older one was way to shiny. The stronger green lume looks great.
Gonna put it on a good grey nato.

>> No.57056860


You are confusing the Seiko 4r35, based on the 7s26, with the 4s15 which is a modern update of the Seiko 52xx series from the 70s.

It is 28,800 bph movement with a micro-adjuster for the regulation and is directly comparable in quality and inherent accuracy to an ETA 2892-A2.

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