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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:
>>57080880

>> No.57103189
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First for best watch

>> No.57103238
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Watch time NYC was fun /g/
>Talked with Domain Gauthier about balance wheel design
>Learned how to use a rose engine from the guys from RGM
>Tried on a Patek 1518 in steel

>> No.57103395
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What is he wearing?

>> No.57103412

>>57103395
he's wearing a hat

>> No.57103580

>>57103395
a bearshit watch

>> No.57103841

tfw no watch loving bf

>> No.57103879

>>57103841
cartier or gtfo

>> No.57103901

>>57103395
Impossible to know.

>> No.57104117

>>57103189
achmed pls

>> No.57104122
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Let's get the thread rolling, post some collections.

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>>57104122
Nice Seikollection, Shlomo.
This is the state of mine, nothing to write home about.

>Inb4 the Denzel Washington watch gets some hate

It's a 3€ chink fake from AliExpress which I wanted to try out.

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>>57104122

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best all-around watch reporting in

seriously though, i've never felt this right about a purchase before

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>>57104122
Recently demoted from the box: SNK807, Goldeneye meme quartz watch

>> No.57104700

For you Seiko experts, opinion on the 6R24 movement?

What's a fair price a watch that uses it?

>> No.57104799

>>57104700
The prices start from around 1.2K USD as far as i recall.

Though, besides being a 28.8K BPH version of the 6R15 with cluttered indicators, why would you want it?

>> No.57104967

>>57104700
>why would you want it

One of the pieces i was looking at has it.

But if it's basically an average movement then I don't feel like paying over $1.2k for it.

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>>57104799

>>57104967

>> No.57105008

>>57104984
w-where's that penguin going?

>> No.57105047
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>>57104478
sweet box
where'd you get it from?

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>>57104385

Personally, I'd have gone for an 856.

>> No.57105122

>>57104967
>basically an average movement
It's a modification of an already excellent movement, which on it's isn't the most uncommon nor is it vastly common movement.

Also, consider the following:

People pay as much for watches powered by the 2824 (&derivatives), while it's available in watches in the 300~400 range.

>> No.57105143

>>57105047
Not 100% sure as it was a gift, but believe it is this one
https://www.amazon.com/Quality-Quad-Watch-Winder-Storage/dp/B001HTYZP4/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1476652898&sr=8-11&keywords=4+watch+winder

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57105172

>love dive watches
>half my watches are dive watches
>about to buy a Speedmaster at Omega boutique to balance it out
>see the Seamaster
>damn that's really nice...
>walk out with it
This addiction needs to stop

>> No.57105271

>>57103395
The flayed skin of his dead brother. srs but looks like some 2 big watch 4 u but his human skin is infront

>> No.57105345

>>57105172
Post collection

>> No.57105371
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>>57105055
the gloss black dial on 556i makes a huge difference in my books

>> No.57105397

>>57104385
Don't think a pure tool watch is an good all arounder. Maybe a shiny diver, like the Mako or something.

>> No.57105455

>>57105172
It really needs to friendo, it really does. Just sitting here with my trigger finger on a new buy. I've flipped most of my collection so don't feel too bad about it.

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>>57105345
Just some memes
Ordered a grey nato for the seamaster cause I hate bracelets and leather doesn't look good

>> No.57105680

>>57105544
Jelly/10

Very nice.

>> No.57105714

>>57105544
>Too many utilitarian same looking divers
The Visodates cool though. Btw do you consider your alpmaster to a wildcard watch?

>> No.57105811

Is Chrono24 a trustworthy place to buy from? How do you even go about it when there is no buy option in the product screen, only "Contact seller"?

The first seller I contacted was Italian and seems he simply ignored me entirely, absolutely no answer after 48h. Now I'm about to contact a Spanish seller for the same model of watch (Bambino V2), but the ad only has 1 picture and it's a stock one, not one he took himself. This is starting to look fishy.

Where else could I buy a decently priced Bambino that ships to South America with tracking & insurance for a sane price? Fucking Amazon asks for twice the watch's own price as a "tax deposit", absolutely unfeasible.

>> No.57105819

>>57105172

Do you dive?

>> No.57105884

>>57105819
I like to swim, but no. Diving itself sounds like a hobby too time consuming and expensive, then again, I'm someone who just dropped 4 grand on something that literally does nothing but tell time
>>57105714
Yeah kinda, it's probably the most unique looking one in the set. I have no reason to own the Ray and it was really cheap, might end up just giving it to my little brother

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>>57105544
Except for the Thickodate, i like it.

>>57104260
Pretty nice, except for that Swissmeme dial'ed UFO on the top left.

>>57104478
What's going on there with the pocketwatches?

Also, Bleh on the Swatch.

>> No.57105974

What should I type if I'm looking for a watch without numbers or measures on them?

>> No.57105983

>>57105942
Thanks, I was considering a SARB065 instead of the tissot but that's three seikos, a little too many

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>>57105983
I wouldn't exactly recommend the cocktail time. I does look great on paper, but the domed mineral crystal and sapphire exhibition caseback is a weird combo. Plus, it's strictly a dress watch.

You could get a Citizen Grand Classic like >>57104260

Excellent watch for the price with finishing that's close or on part to SDGM series. Miyota 90XX cal so it's also considered a highbeat. Also, the rotor looks really neat, Especially with the Phoenix emblem.

Oh, and you can never have enough Seiko's. I've had like 10 or 12 pass through my ownership.

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>>57106089
I have the same strap. Probably because I was yours at one point and liked it.

>> No.57106147

>>57106133
*saw

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>>57106133
Well, even time you post this i'm considering whether i should sell the Dugena without the strap. (Up for sale with it now) Since i got pic related incoming.

Also, i'm unsure if the asking price of 70$ is a bit too high for the Dugena. (?)

>> No.57106205

>>57105942
great-grandfather's and great-uncle's pocketwatches. Nothing too special - one Columbus 1880s movement in a 14K Dueber case; one Hamilton 1920s movement in a silver Hamilton case.

Also coming soon: great-grandmother's 1940s Election cal 645 wristwatch in a stainless case.

>> No.57106282

>>57106205
Neat.

All i got is my Great-grandfathers K-43 Kirovskie >>57104122 (lower left), made in the ChChz factory in 1942. And had a bit of work done to it over time.

Which can be also be considered a (factory converted) pocket watch.

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>>57104385
nice been thinking about this one

>> No.57106985

>>57105942
What Swiss meme? I don't have any Swiss watches. You mean my glorious MS-09 Dom watch?

>> No.57107035

>Buy the pulsar that's been memed on here cause I don't own any digitals
>Get the black one to be le edgy contrarian
>Thing comes in two weeks later, crystal is kinda foggy and doesn't have any of the plastic covering it should have
>Try to open it up to wipe the crystal from the inside, one of the screws is stripped
>Message amazon seller, takes too long to respond so I open a claim
>Amazon instantly gives a a gift card for the 20 bucks
>Seller finally responds with a mailing label, but it's unpaid and I'll need to pay 4 bucks for the shipping

Should I just not return it? I mean, I already got my refund. Would my account get suspended or something?
>>57106985
I think he thinks your Citizen is a swatch.

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>>57104122
Shitty moto g camera here r8 and h8 pls

>> No.57107422

>>57107371
green neptune/10

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>>57107422
Green neps are cute too

>> No.57108016

>>57107035
Update, I opened it up and unfogged the crystal
Still not sending it, fuck da police

>> No.57108111

>>57107371
I would love the Neptune if it had standard lugs, the only diver that call pull off nonstandard lugs is the Oris Aquis imo, and thats only because their rubber straps and bracelets are some of the best in the this shitty industry

>> No.57108260

>>57108016

Dont send it. They already refunded it, the seller sounds like a dick

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>>57108260
Yeah and I already replaced the striped screw and cleaned up the screen from the inside.
Edgy nato, y/n?

>> No.57108514

>>57108347

yeah I have been fucked over by Amazon too many times by shady buyers when I sell honestly (mostly old games and books) to give a shit about when I make claims on stuff I buy

looks nice, maybe just a black or grey nato

>> No.57108682

Going to Hong Kong soon.

Is it still worth buying watches there?

If so, what kind?

I've been looking to buy a Seiko. Would it be cheaper there than in the US?

>> No.57108798

>>57108682
Hong Kong is basically the West in close proximity to China. If anything it will be more expensive. Everything there is like NYC or London expensive.

>> No.57108806

I don't know how you guys can even stomach, much less like NATOs. They look horrible, and don't belong anywhere else besides a soldier's wrist, who actually wears them because of pure functionality.

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>>57108806
Pure class.
Not to mention, of course, dressy as fuck

>> No.57108860

>>57108849
Yes, I can really see how well that would fit with a suit on a person with absolutely zero fashion coordination sense.

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>>57104122

>> No.57109029

>>57108873
anyone else kinda mad about the IIII for four but IX for 9? there should be style consistency. correct me if somehow this is actually proper.

>> No.57109030

>>57108873

Between the Seiko and the Nomos, which one do you like more?

>> No.57109236

>>57108806
They are comfortable, practical, and come in all kinds of colors and styles. What the fuck is there not to understand? It's one thing to say you don't like them but they have some extremely obvious positive aspects.

>> No.57109241

>>57108873
what are the depth ratings on the sinns?

>> No.57109449

>>57109029
The visual balance argument that IIII balances VII and III balances IX has always been enough for me. After, Romans used the two forms interchangeably.

>> No.57109456

>>57108860
>Implying that wouldn't look dapper as fuck with a suit
>>57109241
100m

>> No.57109460
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>>57104122
Posting my collection again. Now with a different Datejust.

>>57109241
Not my collection, but the one on the left looks like an EZM 3 which is rated for 500m or something insane like that.

>> No.57109493

>>57109460
Very nice stuff

>> No.57109537

>>57109493
Thank you. I make sure the vacationing Chinese businessman I rob don't go for shitters.

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>>57103111
Just copped this new Rolex

>> No.57109586

>>57109460
>all those fakes
why? what even is the point

>> No.57109587

>>57109460
>actual taste on /g/
You don't belong here. Get out.

Ninefag take a lesson.

>> No.57109727
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The Seiko is quite thick and wears like a deck watch, more casual than it appears in pictures. The Nomos is a thin dress watch. The Nomos is more refined in every aspect, from the hands to the markings, to the movement decoration, to the way the case is built (much more "seamless" feel). However the Seiko has its own charm with the beautiful enamel dial. I'd say the Nomos but both are worth every penny I paid for. Might sell the Seiko in a few months, but still enjoying it for now.

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>>57109241
The 356 is 100m and the EZM3 is 500m.

>> No.57109772

>>57109756
Are you ever tempted to crack that thing open so you can huff all that sweet, sweet argon?

>> No.57109775

>>57109727
Meant as reply to:
>>57109030

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if you had to choose, which one would you get?

https://www.tommywiseau.com/watches.html

>> No.57110137

>>57109982
If I had to choose... I'd prefer to kill myself.

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>>57109756
is that a Seiko Presage, or its similar looking, more affordable $100 something counterpart?

I'm quite happy with the blue perlon strap i chose for my Time Easy Reader...aesthetically at least. It's much too longer for my small wrists. I'll need to cut it down. This will hold me for a while longer while i decide on a mid-range automatic.

>> No.57111210

>>57111143
Save for a SARY or get one of the new orient dress pieces

>> No.57111314

>>57111210
SARB, SARX, or an Orient Star are the lines, at the top of my list.

>> No.57111325

>>57111314
Good taste
I'm a diver guy myself but I really like how the white + blue hands SARY looks

>> No.57111712

>>57111143
>>57109756 It's the Presage. An SARX019. I don't think it's worth the full retail (~$800), but I got it for $450 practically new (seller bought it just 3 months before he sold it to me).

>> No.57111962
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Got pressured into buying this piece by my wife. I've been obsessing quite some time now over watches in general but never found one that had everything I was looking for (mechanical, textured dial, display back, blue hands). I felt guilty for buying it, but now I'm happy I did.

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>>57111962
Which watch are you going to buy for your wife's son?

>> No.57112201

>>57112008
This is will be the first watch handed down to my son because it was my first watch. I hope that answers your question little frogman.

>> No.57112336

>>57108873
You need more Seikos

>> No.57112550

>>57105884
For 4 grand you easily couldve gotten a padi open water thing and some starter gear senpai.

>> No.57112654

How the fuck do I know if a Seiko is going to have a kanji day dial? Is the made in Japan enough for it to have English/Kanji or do I need specific JDM watches? Most places just say date/day display.

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>>57112654
Vintage JDM models only i'm afraid.

The only modern watch that comes close to it would be a Citizen NY0040 with a Japanese numeral daywheel.

>> No.57112740

>>57112707
Well Q.D.E.P that then. Guess I'll just get a Seiko 5 and take my time hunting around for a favourable vintage model at a leisurely pace.

>> No.57112810

>>57112740
Plenty of Seiko 6106's out there with Kanji dates.

Relatively cheap for what they offer.

>> No.57113020

>>57111962
>cucked on your watch choice

Such disgrace, commit sudoku

>> No.57113033

>>57112654
>just ordered a SKX007
>completely forgot to check for this


Well it's a K model, so I guess I won't have it anyway. So will I get arabic or glorious Roman numerals?

>> No.57113050

>>57113033
English/Spanish daywheel.

The SKX never came with a kanji daywheel out of the factory.

>> No.57113060

>>57113050
So even nips have tea nigger/iberian nigger daywheel?

>> No.57113117

>>57113060
The SKX is more of an international model. Though it might also come with a English/frogmuncher dial, the Spanish one is more common.

If you want a Kanji datewheel you'd have to go for JDM models like the SARZ005 or the SARY057.

>> No.57113128

https://www.instagram.com/mdweforum/

>> No.57113142

>>57109587
>great taste
>2 shitty nomos
>Worst Tudor Penis Hour hand

Pretty ok collection, nothing special imo, but ok since it lacks range (digital, afforable collectible pieces, a decent seiko kek)

Btw that FOIS Omega doesn't look fake at least, dunno about the rest

>> No.57113246

>>57113142
Tripfagging is not welcome in this neighborhood.

>> No.57113255

>>57113142
I fail to see any relevant correlation between your chosen name and the content of your post.

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>>57113142
>digital, afforable collectible pieces, a decent seiko

>> No.57113327

>>57113255
It's a play on how my collecting has progressed, currently have been the owner of over 20 watches with in a few years, some affordables a.k.a shitters, some more expensive ones.

>> No.57113417

>>57113246
>>57113255
>>57113307
At least it makes it easy to identify the village idiot.

>> No.57113665

>>57109460
Any reason in particular you have two antimagnetic watches?

>> No.57114102
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>>57113417
True but are we not all village idiots?

Anyway here's my comfy Vostok Komandirskie

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>>57112008
qt froggies

>> No.57114172

>>57114102
Autistic maybe.

Not plain stupid.

>> No.57114219

>Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

>> No.57114404

>>57107371
>FOSSIL
>Steinshit

I'm SOOOOOO surprised.

Laughing_Whores.jpg

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>>57114102
>Glorious Ruski watch
>Pig dog nato strap

>> No.57114531

>>57114108
What watch is that?

>> No.57114553

>>57114513
The stock strap is TERRIBLE. It is not glorious at all.

>> No.57114564

>>57113142
>shitposting this hard
Why are you such a retard???
>inb4 lol just pretending

>> No.57115398

>>57114531
Looks like an Omega constellation.

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>>57111325
Presage SARY055 here. Wouldn't hesitate to buy another from the presage line. The finishing is beyond all reasonable expectations, and regulated to an accuracy of -0.5 s/d. This model is around $280 USD, the light sunburst is very nice on the dial. Don't know about the NATO I put on it, I was experimenting, but I don't think it looks bad. Opinions on the NATO anyone?

>> No.57115787

>>57115691
It's essentially a poor man's SARB. Put it on a perlon or leather if you don't like the bracelet, it looks bad on a nato.

>> No.57115848

>>57115691
Anon, why not use the Kanji day?

>> No.57115920

>>57114553
it's because "nato"

>> No.57115930

>>57104385
At least you didn't have to shave your arms before taking the picture. There are too many cave bears in here.

>>57104478
I like that planisphere watch bottom second from the right. Details please? I always wondered why they stopped making those.

Also the one at bottom left seems mysterious.

>> No.57115958

>>57115691
it's not awful with that colour nato, but a nice strap would go a long way.
Maybe a velour leather could look good

>> No.57115970

>>57115930
>i like to touch little boys

>> No.57115983

How far from your wrist are you supposed to wear a watch?

>> No.57115991
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Is the MM300 SBDX017 worth getting? How accurate is the 8L35 movement?

The GS SD diver looks absolutely ugly compared to this.

>> No.57116026

>>57109029
>>57109449
oh i can see the balance being off otherwise. thanks

now it remains on my " soon after i get out of college" purchase list

>> No.57116124
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>>57104385
You spelled speedmaster wrong mate

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>>57104122
Haven't posted here in a while, are my memes still on point?

>> No.57116154

>>57115787
I wouldn't say that, I consider both have their equal advantages, with only a $80 price difference. The SARB has the 6R movement, over the 4R in the SARY, but then again, they're similar base movements, just the 6R has an upgraded barrel and mainspring extending it's power reserve 20 hours. And the SARY has superior finishing on the case, a finely done brushed/polished combo, and they really went all out with the finishing. I've had the SARB, but wouldn't consider it better by any means. But the SARB clasp is much better. I specifically liked the blue dauphine hands and the chapter ring, the light sunburst was also part of the deal breaker for me. But I was kind of iffy with the grey NATO, I think it comes down to preference then at this point.

>> No.57116181

>>57115848
Oh right, now that I see that, I think I took the picture around 2am, I generally use the Kanji because it has a sense of authenticity, but yeah I think it was just in the middle of changing days, as it goes from Kanji to English around 1-2am, and around 230am it flicks back to Kanji

>> No.57116188

>>57116142
Very much so.

I'm approaching your meme level, but i still lack a Swiss auto and King/Grandpenis.

>> No.57116205

Whats up with that thai ladyboy that Archie has in his videos?

Did he seriously go from MGTOW to getting cucked by an asian gold digger?

>> No.57116225

>>57105172
Strange, i did exactly the opposite...

>> No.57116251

>>57114219
10/10 my nigga.

>> No.57116296
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>>57104122
replacing the timex with a pepsi mako soon

>> No.57116311

>>57116205
Mimi-t ? She's a real girl I believe.

>> No.57116325

>>57116296
OceANUS

>> No.57116355
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>>57116325
i wear it all the time

love it

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>>57115930
It is an Accurist Celestial, a rebrand of the Citizen Astrodea. Same movement also found in the Campanola Cosmosign. Quartz movement with dial that rotates in sidereal time. Comes in versions for 50 and 35 degrees N latitude - had to search forever to find a 35, as they're out of production.

The bottom left is a Seiko from 1990 with a 5S21 movement. 4Hz Quartz movement that uses a vial of liquid to damp the stepper motor, resulting in a completely smooth sweep second hand. Only made 1989-1991.

Can't post without a picture; here's a close-up on the Hamilton's guts.

>> No.57116440
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Holy fuck, you guys have the worst taste! Nothing but dog shit tier wrist abortions masquerading as quality.

>> No.57116565 [DELETED] 

>>57116440
That's because most of the good looking watches cost over $3000 and the main demographic here are students.

>> No.57116581
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Not a watch fag, but i'm thinking of buying this mofo. The sandal wood is gorgeous too but probably hard to pull off

>> No.57116582

>>57116124
agreed.

>> No.57116610

>>57116565
>the main demographic here are students
Certainly a very faggy, vocal demographic

>> No.57116716
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>>57116581
That looks cool as fuck, I love unique watches like that. Pic related is my collection, wasn't going to post it considering each one is very cheap (less than $25, the rightmost three were actually twelve bucks each at Walmart) but fuck it, I love my cheapass watches.

>> No.57116778

>>57116581
>>57116716
Go back to /fa/, where you /fa/ggots belong.

>> No.57117017
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Why even bother with anything else?

>> No.57117279

>>57117017
Because most things are better

>> No.57117569

>>57113665
Cuz I wanted two. It's not like either one ever gets near the big honkin magnets I occasionally handle at work.

>> No.57117580

>>57117017

Can't beat a classic

>> No.57117641

>>57115398
>>57114531
Though I could be very very wrong.

>> No.57117741
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>>57114102
Nice.

I've got the Amphibia body with the komandirskie face. Ignore bitch wrists I'm in class and can't take a good photo.

>> No.57117749

>>57117641
It could be an old Seamaster.

>> No.57117783

>>57117749
that's what it looks like to me

>> No.57117941

>>57116440
Examples?

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>> No.57118038
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57118038

Rate my rep mech. €75 on aliexpress.

>> No.57118056

>>57118038
too big for your manlet wrist

>> No.57118062

>>57118038
Scumbag poorfag/10

>> No.57118124

>>57118056

Size is perfect

>>57118062

>UsedWatchSalesJew

Mad

>> No.57118129

>>57118124
found another manlet

>> No.57118136
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Hi /wt/ i am a frequent visitor to this thread but never posted, what do you think of my collection?

From top to bottom, from left to right
Mido chronoghraph, a ck watch gift from my dad although it is not that good i really dig the looks, Festina and a hanowa Swiss, my beaters for work, a cheap citizen someone gifted me, a bomberg pretty heavy watch, Hamilton khaki eto, an eternamatic kontiki 20 that watch is more than 50 years old, a haste slendermatic that is a mexican watch brand that at the start used buren Swiss movements, also very old nearly 60 years those were from my grandfather and finally my favourite, an Alpina alpiner automatic

What do yo think?

>> No.57118199
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Best NATO strap for this watch?

>> No.57118227

>>57118199
A leather strap, brown pref. get a red accented nato if you wanna be a walking cliché

>> No.57118242

>>57118038

what did you search for to find that

i cant find any fakes on that site

>> No.57118253
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Black Bay with 2824 movement and it cost me €140 from aliexpress

>> No.57118306

>>57118242

/store/1633087

>> No.57118328

>>57118199

Vintage Bond by geckota

>> No.57118339

>>57114531
>>57115398
Its an omega seamaster automatic

>> No.57118356

>>57118306

thanks

i guess "customised" means "parnis rolex wink wink"?

>> No.57118359

So strapcode has mako/ray bracelets now but goddamn they're expensive for being chinkmade. Still might get one though because I love mine, I've also been considering a sapphire upgrade. Nothing like spending more on accouterments than the price of the watch.

>> No.57118391

>>57118356

Yep

>> No.57118408
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>>57118227
I have it on this but it's a cheap "leather" band with a butterfly clasp whose leather ripped apart at the lug with wear and no point in buying a higher prices leather band when this cost $60 new

>>57118328
Thanks I'll check it out

>> No.57118496
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Got the SARB017 back from servicing (was running almost two minutes slow per day, now up around -1s). Surprisingly, the Seiko AD in Toronto honored the Japanese warranty, which was good since it meant that I did not have to fall back on Massdrop. That was nice of them. Unfortunately they are also completely fucking disorganized, so not only did they have the watch sitting on a shelf for two weeks before calling me, but they also had no record of what work was performed or what parts were replaced.

>>57116188
A Type II Penismeme is sufficient, and can be had for basically no money at all. Tons on eBay, some in amazing shape.

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>>57118496
I do have my Silverwave Penismeme, with the very comfy screwdown crown.

Also, they are likely as well organized as the kikelapistani post during the holidays, my two Poljots have been held up for two weeks and the SARB is already week into waiting.

>> No.57118610

>>57118593
Uploaded the crap picture, see>>57112707 instead.

>> No.57118633

>>57118038
How is the rubber strap? What movement does it have?
I'm assuming the case is steel of course

>> No.57118684

>>57118359
strapcode's shit is overpriced

>> No.57118701

>>57118359
Also the original bracelet on those watches is pretty damn good already, save for the folded end links

>> No.57118745

>>57118496
>SARB017

The only Seiko I would ever buy.

>> No.57118828

>>57117741
Love it man! I actually prefer the amphibia body.

Where did you get it?

>> No.57118834

Can someone recommend a watch or two that are decent but cheap? I don't have a lot of money to spend on one but I really would like to have one. For now my budget is up to $100. Thanks in advance.

>> No.57118849

What are your thoughts on kinetic movements? Love em, hate em? Tell us why!

>> No.57118862

>>57118684
Yeah it is. Their shit is definitely nice but it isn't almost $100 for a bracelet made entirely in china good

>> No.57118908

>>57118849
Fucking awful. Just get solar, it's enormously more convenient and functionally the same.

>> No.57118914

>>57118834
Seiko 5+Vostok Amphibia

>>57118862
It's pretty the same Miltat Super Oyster ll that people keep buying for their SKX's, but with endlinks to fit the Mako/Ray.

Which on it's on, a pretty solid and well made bracelet. But for a 100$ i'd be somewhat hesitant.

>> No.57118941

>>57118242

Also check out this guy Jason007 on dhgate

>> No.57119015

>>57118849
I'd rather have a battery.

>> No.57119091

>>57115991

Accuracy with an unregulated an unadjusted 8L35 is going to be a matter of random luck of the draw, plus as the MM300 has a monobloc case, it's going to be impractical to have regulated between full services.

I would avoid, personally.

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Alright my lume powder arrived. I'll be experimenting with acrylic and synthetic modelling varnishes, and also try to figure out the browned imitation vintage look.

>> No.57119172

>>57119104
>and also try to figure out the browned imitation vintage look
i have a better idea, snort all of it instead

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Thinking about copping pic related.
It's a Longines from '52.

>> No.57119234

>>57118038
https://youtu.be/t086Ah8Nkm0

>> No.57119259

>>57118199
What Seiko is this?

>> No.57119271

>>57119226
>copping
Go be a nigger somewhere else

>> No.57119291

>>57119226

Buy from auctions, not resellers. Real gold watches are always good.

>> No.57119301

>>57119291
It is from an auction.

>> No.57119314

>>57119271

>>>/lgbt/
>>>/pol/
>>>/r9k/
>>>/mlp/

>> No.57119457

>>57119172
Unfortunately it's nontoxic.

>> No.57119462

Where can I buy decent leather bands?

Everything on amazon is shit and $30

>> No.57119501

>>57119462
eBay

>> No.57119518

>>57118908
More convenient??

>> No.57119567

>>57118136

The citizen is kinda nice.

>> No.57119658

>>57119518
Kinetic and solar are both equally convient for anyone who isn't living underground or completely static.

>> No.57119683

>>57118124
If you can't afford the real deal why buy a rep? It's not like the single mom you meet at a bar will care anything else than the next two drinks you gonna buy her while casually showing it

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>>57118593
>>57118610
Is that the Lord Matic you saved from the trash?

>>57118745
>he would never consider a 52 caliber LM Special

Your loss, I guess

>> No.57119817

>>57119462
ColaReb and Hadly roma for $30+, kelran for anything less

>> No.57119842

>>57117569
What sort of work do you do? I plan on getting one at some point, but at the moment I just wear quartz pieces when I'm working in lab.

>> No.57119862

>>57119750
It is, and the one i managed to sell.

Bought it for about 40$, got it running and sold for 85$.

>> No.57119864

>>57119817
What is kelran? Searching Kelran watch just gets me Keiran Lee pornhub videos.

>> No.57119884

>>57119658
Well yeah exactly, I don't know why this NASTY NASTY FUCKEROONIE thinks otherwise.

>> No.57119932

>>57119518
If you don't wear it for a while a solar can be charged by simply sitting in light as opposed to shaking your stupid fucking watch for 5 minutes to get a few days of power reserve.

>> No.57119994

>>57119864
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/380460535910?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Check out his store
All hand made in 'murrica

>> No.57120065

>>57119683

I like the design and it's made using the same materials and in the same country where 90% of """""original""""" parts are made.

>> No.57120084

>>57119994
>brass-plated buckle

Ugh. There's no reason for that. If it matches the watch then there's no reason to wear that watch either.

>> No.57120125

>>57119994
Thanks, senpai.

>> No.57120253

>>57120084
You can request a standard steel one.
It's also a standard width so you can put it on a deployant

>> No.57120493
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Look guys, I'll be honest.
I hate watches. Literally every watch posted in this thread just looks ugly imo. It comes to a level where it can be a turnoff for me if a girl is wearing watch, even if she is absolutely gorgeous. I don't know why, but that's just how it is for me.
Anyways, I came to realize that a watch could be very useful for me, and I want to buy one that is similar in appearence to pic related. Also, I'd rather it be either a mechanical watch or a kinetic/solar powered watch, not a battery powered one.
Any recommendations?

>> No.57120521

>>57120493
kinetic/solar ones are also battery powered. you will have to get their batteries replaced too. (and theyre more expensive)

>> No.57120530

>>57120521
ok, any recs?

>> No.57120535

>>57120493
>>57120521
what i was trying to say was to just buy the shitty mvmt watch or a genuine fake from ali

>> No.57120573

>>57120493
>Chronograph
>No markings, making the chronograph useless

I think you'd be better off asking the watch thread on /fa/.

>> No.57120577
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I asked last thread and I'm going to ask until I get answers.

Sauce on this band.

>> No.57120588

>>57120493
>A watch could be very useful to me
>Wants a watch with no markings
Doesn't seem very useful to me

>> No.57120677

>>57120588
I don't know any watch brands that design like this, I don't give a fuck really of there are markings or not. I just scrotted this off Instagram.
If you have any recommendations for me, please do post them.

>> No.57120689

>>57120573
forgot to quote you, see above comment

>> No.57120705

>>57120493
Is this what actual brain damage is like?

>> No.57120718 [DELETED] 

>>57119259
SNKL45

>> No.57120719

>>57120577

Aliexpress

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>>57120493

>> No.57120749

>>57120705
>>57120721
see >>57120677

>> No.57120780

>>57120689
What are you looking for in a watch, what design aspects appeal to you, and how much are you looking to spend.

How much you spend doesn't only get you a more accurate movement, but a far superior finish and higher quality components and materials.

From your earlier post, we can't really discern what it is you want from your watch. You want one because you feel it will be useful to you, but you also want a minimalist design, which severely limits the usefulness of a watch.

>> No.57120907

>>57120780
I would like it have the same material aspects (appearence wise) as the watch posted, simple color scheme, for it to tell the time and nothing more. Basically, I want it to just werk.

>> No.57120923

>turnoff for me if a girl is wearing watch, even if she is absolutely gorgeous
It's a troll, you idiots

>> No.57120953

>>57120923
Top kek, I wish I was. I have no idea why do I dislike the looks of a watch so badly.

>> No.57121029

>>57120719
fuck off

>> No.57121086

>>57121029
Seriously though, it does look like a cheap leather strap.

>> No.57121233

>>57120907
Check out nomos fakes on Ali Express. They're right down your alley.

Or actually get a Nomos if you want to spend some money.

>> No.57121693

>>57119567
Thanks anon!

>> No.57122138

>>57119226
I like the crystal and the dial.

>> No.57122245

Any other guides beside the strap one?

>> No.57122288

>>57121029

Are you retarded? Aliexpress has a shitload of those straps.

>> No.57122402
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You faggots should've just bought high quality reps. You're throwing your money away on ugly shit.

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>>57103111

Just got my link tool today so I can now wear my new Skmei!

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>>57122402
>Reps
>High quality

>> No.57122861

>>57118359
Strapcode bracelets are miles ahead of what Seiko and Orient offer.
Overpriced yes, but there's nothing more comfy than an engineer with perfectly fitting solid end links.

>> No.57122879
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Yes or no?

>> No.57122950

>>57111001
needs a nato

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>>57122879

>> No.57123036

>>57122982
Why not?

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>>57115691
If you must have a fabric strap use perlon instead. Nato does not suit that watch at all.

>> No.57123211

>>57121086
>>57122288
link me then senpai because I can't find any with that specific color and texture

>> No.57123304
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1980s Gucci watch, previously belonged to my Dad. I like it but it's a pain in the arse to maintain, only gets 6 - 9 months out a battery now.

>> No.57123466

>>57122697
>so I can wear my digital car dasboard on my wrist

>> No.57123502

>>57123304

gay watch bro

>> No.57123530

>>57123502
Very much so, I still like it though. Makes me feel like an aspirational cocaine dealer.

>> No.57123548
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Its always depressing to go into the smartphone general since you can get so much high tech packed into a small package for only 400$ while it has a bette resolution screen than your neigbours tv. Then I think of Seiko, Orient, Citizen and the brand name stamped on the sides of "fake rollies" that shall not be named, and think, watches can actually have some good value pieces too even though their oldfashioned as fuck.

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>>57120521
Solar battery has to get replace? How long does it last though, im guessing it last much longer.

>> No.57123720

>>57123211
Fuck off :^( maybe you shouldnt be so rude next time

>> No.57123722

>>57123548
>go into the smartphone general
I can see why that would be depressing.

>> No.57123730

Is owning a Citizen Skyhawk as a non-pilot a cheesy move?

>> No.57123785

>>57123730
Don't think so since pilots rarely wear that kind of watches, pure gmt or anadigi is more their style. Its a good value but consider a casio in that same style, much cheaper usually.

>> No.57123843

>>57109460
This is pretty close to my dream collection, less the Datejust and Tudor, add a fifty fathoms, a tool-y diver (EZM1maybe), and a Breguet type XX.

>> No.57123885

>>57123036
dw 5600 is the better watch

>> No.57124063

>>57123304

Looks cool. You should have it serviced.

>> No.57124121

>tfw honeymoon period with a watch
>Staring at it all day
>Constantly fiddling with it
>Admiring how good it looks under different angles
>Rotating the bezel all day
>Changing straps every hour to see what looks best
Is there any better feeling than buying a new watch? I don't think so

>> No.57124465

>>57123548
The smartphone general is depressing because it is the same old poorly built shit being shilled over and over and over again. It reminds you that the Android environment is substantially less diversified than it was even two years ago, it reminds you how fucked Apple is, and it reminds you that the future of phones is shit. I'm just going to try and keep my S4 running as long as possible and focus on watches instead.

>>57124121
Sex is a close second.

>> No.57124505

>>57124465
Those nerds excited about Pixel?

I was looking to preorder one

>> No.57124534

>>57124465
Just buy whatever popular chink phone is out every two years
Cheap as fuck and pajeets will keep their shitty phones updated for as long as humanely possible so you get good support

>> No.57124702

>>57123885
What makes it better?

>> No.57124713

>>57124505
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57124748

>>57119842
Sound engineer. I don't really take apart much equipment any more, but no watch of mine is going to get anywhere near a big neodymium magnet, even the cheap Seiko I keep at work.

>>57123843
I'd like a Breguet Marine more than anything, but I'd have to sell off a big chunk of my watches to get one, and it would really trigger my OCD not having eight watches to go in my 8 slot watch box.

>> No.57124826

>>57124505
Pixel is very meh for the price apparently

>> No.57124865

>>57124505

>using lagdroid

it's like you want to be considered a pleb

>> No.57124908
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57124908

Hey folks,
So as I spend more time here, and more time educating myself about watches, I have decided I really want to shift my collection to some high value pieces. By "high value" pieces, I mean giving little regard to Brand names, and more priority to actual features of the watch (i.e. good reputable movement, accuracy, sapphire glass).

Please share some expertise on which brands/models are recommended.
Ideally, I would love some "low priced" (lets say anything under 1500 USD) watches that share movements with higher end watches. I know certain luxury brands buy third party movements (i.e. ETA movements) and modify them, then put them in their luxury watches and charge an arm and a leg for them. Style wise, I'm completely open. Dress, Diver, Field etc. Lets make these recommendations as if cost was not an object... the main object is "VALUE". Recommend as many as come to mind. I'm the kind of guy who like to switch up watches daily, so I plan to buy a handful of them. I just want to stop wearing shitters.

Example, from my limited research, Stienharts appear to provide good value (movements, sapphire). But I don't know if their watches are built well or will last. Looking forward to hearing recommendations.

(NO quartz, I have a few Accutrons. Now I am specifically looking to purchase Automatics or mechanicals).

>> No.57124933

>>57124702
Everything
Not even meming

>> No.57124946

>>57124933
Not an argument.

>> No.57124960

>>57124865
I have an iPhone thru my work, I get android for myself.

>>57124826
Gotta be better power reserve than this fucking Nexus 6

>> No.57124969

>>57124946
I'm dead serious
Think of anything related to both watches and the dw5600 will be better

>> No.57125046

>>57124908
>sapphire glass
inferior to acrylic

>> No.57125059

>>57124908

>stienshit

no.

if your budget is $1500 you can do alot better. Sarb035 for example

>> No.57125093

>>57120065
Post proof or no sauce.

>> No.57125157
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>>57125046
I feel as though I've had a good experience with sapphire in the past. I've bashed the face of the watch onto a iron patio chair and shockingly it didn't leave a mark on the watch, unlike the chair.
I remember being told at a jewelers shop when I was looking at a MOTM speedy that the Hesalite can only be buffed out once. The fact that it can only be cleaned up once kind of negates the benefit in my mind? But maybe I don't have the full picture.
Won't acrylic damage more easily?
Also again, I don't mind the glare of the sapphire... I kind of like it actually.

>>57125059
Why does everyone here hate them? Do they have a bad track record? Or do you guys just not like "homages"?
I do very much like the Sarb035 and was planning on getting one.

>> No.57125205

>>57125157

there's enough threads of them taking a shit for no reason with in a year on some of the bigger watch forums, shit lume, the design is 100% homage etc..

>> No.57125221

>>57125157
There's nothing wrong with Steinhart

>> No.57125245

>>57123466

Yeah I guess so

>> No.57125256

>>57125205
Appreciate the info, I will look into this. Thanks.

>> No.57125280

>>57125046
Stop shitposting, sapphire>mineral>acrylic

>> No.57125316

>>57125280
Reflections off of acrylic look much nicer, it is much more shatter resistant, and you can buff out scratches.

>> No.57125366

>>57125256

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t086Ah8Nkm0&feature=youtu.be

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>>57125366
Seen the video. I don't necessarily agree with it. I'm not at the point in my life where I care to impress non watch people with my watch. I just want to build a high value collection that gives me gratification, not other people.

>> No.57125751

>>57125157
There's nothing wrong with Steinhart. They're great watches for the price. The only reason people (like 3 autists) shitpost them so hard is because another autist spams his Steinhart every thread.

That being said, for $1,500 you can do much better than Steinhart. You could get a beautiful slightly used high-end watch for that.

>> No.57125816

Is this a fucking? I feel like it's way too high but I need a new band and I'd prefer a deployment clasp

https://www.amazon.com/iStrap-Calfskin-Leather-Deployment-Replacement/dp/B01EJJJVHK

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>>57125751
Ahh, I see (r.e stienharts)

And the $1500 is an approx roof per watch. I would spend more on a single watch if the added benefit is disproportionately high.

What would any anon deem the price of diminishing returns for watches?

For example folding knives:
When you hit the $250, you can pretty much get all of the top materials on the market from reputable brands.

>> No.57125933

>>57125909
The more you spend, the more you can get into novel materials and complications. Like silicon mechanical components, diamond instead of sapphire jewels, etc.

>> No.57125984

>>57125933
I don't know your knowledge base in watches, but I've been seeing your name in here for a few months. What are some high value watches (sapphire crystal, and reliable & accurate automatic or mechanical movement)?

>> No.57126047

>>57125984
Depends what you want. Vintage, or at least pre-owned can get you some pretty good value.

For new stuff:

Seiko 8R48 chronographs are pretty advanced and you can get them for under 2k. They have three vertical clutches, one for each chronograph hand.


Otherwise Tissot and Mido both make certified chronometer watches for around 1k.

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Is their a site that tells you what kind of glass and movement it has in the watch?

>> No.57126080

>>57126062
The manufacturer's website, generally.

>> No.57126086

>>57126062
if the manufacturer doesn't tell you this information, don't buy a watch from them.

>> No.57126093

>>57126062
Yes.
The manufacturer site.

>> No.57126385

>>57125984
>Nineball
>knowledge
Kek

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>>57125984

>> No.57126536

>>57126385
>>57126421
If you guys have any watches I should look at please let me know. I'm obviously not going to buy something without thorough research, but I think this is a good place to get initial ideas from.

>> No.57126591

>>57126536
SDGM001 or 003 to start with.

Otherwise, perhaps a used GS.

>> No.57126603

>>57126536
Don't be spending that much on watches until you know first hand what to be looking for and what details you personally appreciate. You say you already have a collection, sell and trade your way up slowly. It is a hobby after all. This thread is a shitty place for legitimate discussion though. Start elsewhere.

>> No.57127085

>>57126062
>future Vostok engineers

>> No.57127527

>>57127085
>Yuri, new watch must be impervious to adverse effect of beer, able to withstand pressure of three tons of sunflower seeds, not clog up from cigar smoke, the glass should deflect bear bites, and should run on vodka in case battery or the weare dies
>and put a tank or a plane on the dial, extra cool points

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57127544

I'm 20 and a college student, is this watch okay for every day use? I usually wear streetwear, when I dress up and go out I don't wear it. I'm not trying to impress anybody just not look autistic.

>> No.57127571

>>57127544
SNK809 instead.

>> No.57127587

>>57124960
>power reserve
>Nexus 6

Self-winding phones when?

>> No.57127600

>>57127571
I don't want to spend that much for every day watch, I do want to spend a little more for a watch to wear on occasion, can you tell me where I can find >>57114102 ? I looked up "Vostok Komandirskie" on amazon but couldn't find this exact one, I really like it.

>> No.57127637

>>57127544
I'm guessing you're broke?
Then yes what you posted is comfy, functional and you never have to take it off if you're dorming.
You could also bump up 20 bucks and get an mdv106, 30 (or wait until black friday) and you can put it on a nice nato.

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>>57127600
Komandirskies are found on eBay, you buy them directly from Russia. Model number should be 811306

Though i don't get something here.

The Komandirskie is a 30~35$ watch while the SNK809 usually goes 50$. So just skip a couple of instant noodle meals, won't be that harmful.

Also, SNK comes with a more or less decent strap from the start while for the Komandirskie you will have to spend shekels for a new strap.

>> No.57127657

>>57127637
I'm not broke, but when it comes to watches I want to either get the bare minimum functional watch that is not autistic, or I want to get something impressive like a good citizen or rolex, and I don't want to spend that much right now.

>> No.57127686

>>57127657
>that is not autistic
So you go for a black plastic quartz?

>> No.57127698

>>57127686
I feel like getting something metal would look out of place with street wear (sweatpants/basketball shorts and a t shirt) which is what I wear most of the time to my classes.

>> No.57127700

>>57127686
Literally nothing wrong with that Casio. Amazing beater and does its job damn well for 15 bucks

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>>57127656
There's really nothing wrong with the default leather strap other than missing a fixed loop next to the buckle like most straps.

>>57127698
The Casio is fine, unique from the Gshocks most people go for.

>> No.57127817

>>57127656
Thanks for the advice, I still really like the 811306 a lot more than the snk809, thanks for telling me the model too, just bought a Komandirskie 811306 right now on ebay, just made ebay account to do this now lol

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-military-watch-VOSTOK-Komandirskie-811306-/262675558057?hash=item3d28aeeea9:g:nwkAAOSw65FXsziQ

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>>57127763
>here's really nothing wrong with the default leather strap

You seem to have not worn proper leathers strap yet haven't you?

Guess it's understandable, counting that most battery monkey's usually only have either cheap pleather/faux leather or rubber straps for sale. The Komadirskie strap, though made out of real leather, is known to be pretty awful and in reality it is.


>>57127817
Wonderful.

My only other advice is to order a different strap for it. Either a nylon nato or a decent leather strap.

>> No.57127908

>>57127890
I just have a question about winding watches, because I only have ever used automatic. Once I set the watch correctly and wind it, do I have to reset it every time I wind it? Or can I wind it while it's still powered from it's last wind without it interrupting the watch?

>> No.57127918

>>57127890
And what does a "proper" strap do different? This isn't about tin can bracelets, no, it's perfectly pliable and secure just as any.

>> No.57127952

>>57127908
You can wind it at any time, whether it's fully dead or still ticking.

I'd recommend winding it a couple of times per day too keep it running fine.

>>57127918
It's very roughly made strap to start with, but that somewhat add to the character of the Komandirskie.

A proper leather strap feels good on your wrist, doesn't feel like it out of place when on you wrist and adds to the overall appeal of the watch.

>> No.57127966

>>57127908
Automatic watches, as the name suggests, wind them selves automatically by way of a weighted rotor which, with the help of our friend gravity, tries it's very best to always stay pointed downwards, meaning that as your wrist moves, that rotor will try it's best to stay that way, winding the watch as it does.

Vostoks do have a handwind function, but it's not really needed. So long as you wear the watch, it will keep running, and will not need to be reset, save for maybe once a month, when you're taking a shit, and notice that your watch is a little out.

>> No.57127989

>>57127600
Meranom

>> No.57128000

>>57127966
Komandirskies aren't automatic friendo

>> No.57128024

>>57127952
It has "rough" edges, but so do lots of leather items. The stitching is straight and secure. It's just leather, not some roach on my arm, so it doesn't feel out of place. In fact, I don't feel it at all. This notion that it warrants immediate replacement is ill placed. Maybe it will wear out eventually, but so will most small leather items being eaten away by sweat and stress. Did you know that the Vostok-derived watches being supplied to Russian military forces use this same strap (but with a deployant clasp)?

>> No.57128033

>>57128000
Then ignore everything I just said until automatics are mentioned.

>> No.57128072

>>57128024
Even so, the Ratniks have a overhead nylon cuff band as well.

And i've seen that the people who bought the Civilian versions of the Ratnik have also swapped away leather strap. The (non-cosmetic) differences between the two is that it doesn't have nylon cuff strap and doesn't come with the AM shield installed. (But you can add it)

>> No.57128079

>>57128033
Automatic is literally the first word you typed. So we should ignore you entirely then?

>> No.57128092

>>57128079
Probably for the best.

>> No.57128276

>>57118062

>75euro
>poorfag

Show me a pic of your Schaffhausen, fucking rich gay kid.

>> No.57128296

>>57125421
Figure out what sort of watch YOU will value. Why should you care what other people find valuable in watches.

>> No.57128627

>>57124063
No watchmaker would service it. they would just plop in a new movement

>> No.57129120

>Jaeger-lecoultre
>Used 5-10k$
>Suit watch
What model am I talking about?
I was looking for one few months ago and now I have lost it.

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>>57124908
Orient and Orient Star have the best value in the ~$500 range

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