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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:
[YouTube] Watch Movements: "How a Watch Works" 1949 Hamilton Watch Co 20min (embed) [Embed]

Strap guide:
http://pastebin.com/SwRysprE (embed)

Previous thread:
>>57205007

>> No.57235869

Watches are for hipsters and closet faggots

>> No.57237364

>>57235832
This is the only remain of isis missions.

>> No.57237412

>>57235832
bumping with based GW-5000 forged by sauron himself

>> No.57237453

Only gay's and woman's ware watches my sell phone is objectavely superier

>> No.57237524

>>57235869
>Watches are for hipsters and closet faggots

really

>> No.57237541

>>57237453
>Only gay's and woman's ware watches my sell phone is objectavely superier

good post

>> No.57237556

are there any good solar quartz divers?

>> No.57237561

>>57237541
Your gay a good post

>> No.57237569

is parnis total shit quality that will break

or is it just not as good as a rolex?

>> No.57237601
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57237601

Hussein use it too.

>> No.57237643

>>57235832
Just a little OT...
At several displays of watches for sale (jewellers, pop-up mall shops, etc) I've noticed that digital watches are in a very small minority.
Used to be a mechanical watch was just about forgotten, now they're everywhere. Digital watches pretty much look unfashionable.

>> No.57237653
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57237653

>>57237556
SSC series is pretty cool.

>> No.57237665

>>57237653

what do the three little dials do?

>> No.57237683

>>57237665
Chrono minutes, running seconds, 24 hour time

>> No.57237826

I'm thinking of buying my first real watch, been using f-91w with nato for few years (I'm 23 y-o). I really like the look of the Seiko SNK809, but how long does that go for if I don't service it ? How good does it keep time and does that change over time? Is it easy to regulate myself? I'm a practical man, so I know I should just go for a quartz or solar one, but I just really like the way it looks at least for the price.
What you think /wt/?

>> No.57237861

>>57237826
>SNK809

get this

http://www.target.com/p/men-s-casio-dive-style-watch-black-mdv106-1a/-/A-14286608?lnk=rec|dlp|search_viewed|dlp|14286608|2

>> No.57237940

>>57237861
I have smaller wrists, and the thing is I really like the look of SNK809, that would be like field watch right? Not really into those divers

>> No.57237979

>>57237940

a mechanical watch might not be the best idea for you if you don't want to keep up with it, it will go 5+ years with no service but if you leave it sitting for 2 days it will die

also every month that does not have 31 days will cause the watch to show you the wrong date on the first of the month and you will have to keep up with resetting it

if you don't want to deal with that get a digital quartz

>> No.57237995

>>57235832
>-7m in 20 years
Sounds bretty gud.

>> No.57238195

>>57237979
I used to wear watch in bed too, so that's not so bad. I hear stories about watches going for tens of years without service, but I guess those are some higher quality ones, or just luck?

Yea I thought it would be like that with the date, but that's not so bad.

The accuracy still worries me, but I can regulate it pretty well? I mean I don't need to know exact time for the second, but if they start to lose multiple minutes its going to bother a little.

Maybe I should just go for some eco-drive? Too bad for the looks, I like how the numbers on the Seiko blend in nicely, I hate the big blunt numbers I see on most watches this price.

>> No.57238200
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57238200

second Filippo Loreti watch. big fan

>> No.57238227
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57238227

This thread needs some slavshit .
Here, the 27€ Soviet Bauhaus watch in waiting for.

>> No.57238260

>>57238195

it's going to be accurate enough, you are going to have other clocks to set it by, right?

it should not lose or gain a min a month and you are going to have to reset and fuck with it that often anyway

i said 5 years because that's what you could count on, it very well could go 10 years or more without service, but it's such a cheap watch it's better to buy another than to pay for a $50 service

>> No.57238287

>>57238227

Nice. I love the aging on those.

>> No.57238363

>>57238260
fuck with how other than the date?

thanks for the answers btw.

>> No.57238416

>>57238195
Watches can go for decades without service, but you'd be doing irreparable damage to them. For a cheap watch like the Seiko it's no big deal, but it would be expected that the accuracy would slowly drift. Sometimes the cheaper watches actually handle abuse better because of the looser manufacturing tolerances. Accuracy is likely initially a small fraction of a minute a day, so it will only become more than a few minutes off after a few weeks or more. You can adjust it yourself using an app and tool to open the watch, your milage will vary. A quartz like a Timex field watch would be more durable to slams and more accurate regardless if you don't care about mechanical. Solar/Kinectic/Eco-drive if you don't want to deal with batteries either.

He's referring to the bi-monthly 31-day fix you'll need to perform you'll have to reset the time anyways.

>> No.57238427

>>57238363

well 7 months out of the year you are going to have to fuck with the date, then there is daylight savings time 2x per year so that's 9 times or once every month and a half on average

and every time you don't wear it for 24-48 hours you have to reset it. that is going to happen at least a few times per year

that should be it, it's not going to get several mins off time in a month or two

>> No.57238452

>>57238416

he should consider this or something like it

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/timex-mens-expedition-scout-green-nylon-strap-watch-51mm-tw4b04700jt?ID=2672262&pla_country=US&cm_mmc=MSN_Bing_Watches_PLA-_-Watches_Mens+Watches_BS_timex-_-11616260420-_-pg93084_c_kclickid_8e0f80fe-0887-4723-a32e-0301198f652b&trackingid=469x93084

>> No.57238472

>>57237556
The ecodrive Citizen promasters are pretty good too, my brother has one.

>> No.57238620

>>57237569
>is parnis total shit quality that will break
>or is it just not as good as a rolex?

quality varies, if you get a good one it's fine

if not you are fucked and there is no customer service

>> No.57238645

>>57238416
>>57238416
Thanks, can't make up my mind for now..
Any recommendations on those Kinetic/Eco-drive/Solar field type watches?

>> No.57238686

>>57238645

budget?

>> No.57238696

I use Wake Alarm Clock it even support shaking

>> No.57238723

>>57238696
>I use Wake Alarm Clock it even support shaking

cool story

>> No.57238737

>>57238645
>Any recommendations on those Kinetic/Eco-drive/Solar field type watches?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Citizen-Mens-BM8180-03E-Eco-Drive-Canvas-Strap-Watch-/172192768089

>> No.57238778

>>57238686
I'm just getting into watches, so something under 100. If there's some nice ones for the price a little over that, sure.

>> No.57238789
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57238789

Posting rare watch

>> No.57238808

>>57238789

wow now that is some autistic shit right there

>> No.57238813

>>57238789
I'm jelly

>> No.57238838

>>57238789
whoa what is this

>> No.57238867

>>57235832
How come the battery didn't die?

>> No.57238902

>>57238867

im guessing he lives someplace really cold, cold conditions can extend the life of a battery

or he could be lying on the internet

>> No.57238938

>>57238902
>>57238867
hes definitely lying

watch batteries live 5 years at max (idle)

>> No.57238950

>>57238938
Casio advertises 7.

>> No.57238966

>>57238789
>wearcomp.org

shit theres some interesting tech there.

>> No.57238967

>>57238938

for simply watches advertising 10 is no longer unusual

of course battery tech has evolved and that was not true 20 years ago

>> No.57239000

>>57238950
depends what size, but a general fitting watch battery can live upto 5 years idle.

>> No.57239057

>>57238967
> battery tech has evolved
> Apple watch barely gets 1 day battery life

>> No.57239064

>>57239000

Battery life of 10 years,

https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Perpetual-Calendar-watch-SLL049/dp/B0006JJW5Y

>> No.57239084

>>57239057

the apple watch uses more power in a day than that casio in a year, it's a 1000mhz computer the size of a half dollar

>> No.57239113

>>57239064
i guess im behind in times, but point stands for the rusty watch.

I'm 67 and have changed the battery in my watch only 3 or 4 occasions.

>> No.57239161

>>57239113

how did you find 4chan

are you in IT as a career?

>> No.57239183 [DELETED] 

>>57238950
Hi there!

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

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

>> No.57239209

>>57239161
My son browses this site. You folk helped me transfer "appdata" from firefox onto a new computer sometime ago because their backups were corrupted.

>> No.57239242

>>57239209

is your son normal? doing ok, friends etc...?

what do you think of 4chan in general?

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57239261

>>57235832
>[YouTube] Watch Movements: "How a Watch Works" 1949 Hamilton Watch Co 20min (embed) [Embed]

>> No.57239370

>>57239242
hahaha yes very normal, he works and raises two children.

4chan is, convenient? certainly not nicest day to day. I browse /gif/, /diy/ and /o/.

>> No.57239380

>>57239370
>/gif/
you dirty old bugger

>> No.57239393

>>57239370

cool, just wondering

I am not sure i would like it if i were 67

>> No.57239408

>>57239370

did you have trouble figuring out how to use it and following conversations in the beginning?

>> No.57239456

>>57239380
The gorgeous women keep me going these days.

>>57239393
i understand the interweb better at 67 than i did in 1995. all of this is easier to do.

>>57239408
yes, it was confusing howto post in threads.

>> No.57239481 [DELETED] 

>>57238950
Hi there!

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

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

>> No.57239634

>>57239456

what kind of watches do you wear/like?

what kind of computer and OS/browser do you use?

>> No.57239750
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57239750

>>57239113
>I'm 67

Do you have friends?

Are the they alive?

What do you do on a normal day?

>> No.57239759

>>57239750

kek at that pic

>> No.57239806

>>57237995
My watch manages two minutes fast a week or so. I think the estimations that get quoted so often are pretty liberal.

>> No.57239814

>>57239806
Oh, mechanical, forgot to mention.

>> No.57239925

>>57239750
3 out of 4 ain't bad

>> No.57240143

>>57235869

And people who have jobs or participate in activities where you can't pull out your smartphone every time you want to know what time it is.

>> No.57240228

>>57239370

You browse /pol/ too and you know it, just admit

Yes you do

>> No.57240505
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>>57237643
There's just not enough you can do with a digital to justify anything expensive enough to be sold in an actual watch store or jeweler. Digital watches used to be cool because anything digital was new and exciting, and pretty much everybody wore a watch because cell phones with clocks weren't a thing yet.

Nowadays the only markets for digitals are people who don't care about watches but need one (EMTs, cops, military), and they usually buy some Target Casio or whatever, or people who need a specialist watch for climbing, skiing, diving, or whatever, and a normal watch shop can't sell enough of those to bother stocking them.

Even digital accuracy and extra features aren't an issue anymore, since you can get something like my Citizen Skyhawk A-T, which actually IS a digital watch but displays its time like an analog. (I don't think most people realize this but these aren't quartz watches, the timekeeping is exactly like a digital and it uses a stepper motor to drive the hands.)

>> No.57240652

>>57239456
How do we appear to you? Do we sound like pathetic manchildren or are we ok?

>> No.57240699

>>57240652

i think he's gone :(

>> No.57240742

>>57240505
>I don't think most people realize this but these aren't quartz watches, the timekeeping is exactly like a digital and it uses a stepper motor to drive the hands
A quartz watch refers to movements that are regulated by a quartz crystal, independently of how the hands are driven (or the display in case of watches with digital dials)
Also, most watches using quartz movements have always used stepping motors, in fact the Beta 21 movement used a stepping motor
>All that was left was to convert the pulses appearing at the end of the divider chain into step by step advancements of the second hand. Jean Hermann and François Niklès proposed in 1967 a simple solution of such a stepping motor for Beta 1 as seen in the picture. The setup incorporated an anchor wheel and an anchor which were responsible for the go and stop of the second hand. Much different as in mechanical watches, where the anchor and the anchor wheel act as escapement, here the anchor drives the anchor wheel by wiggling forth and back. The anchor was activated by means of a bobbin coil, which was attached to the anchor and which was magnetized by bipolar electric pulses. The duration and the amplitude of the pulses had to be well controlled to warrant proper operation and to save battery power. The duration of the pulses were derived from the pulse pattern appearing along the divider chain using boolean logic. The concept and the basics had been worked out as early as 1966.
>http://ethw.org/First-Hand:The_First_Quartz_Wrist_Watch
>>57240699
RIP in peace

>> No.57241044 [DELETED] 

>>57238950
Hi there!

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

>> No.57241331

>>57240742
Yeah, I realized after writing that I wasn't clear on that. Digitals technically have a crystal in them, and "quartz watches" have a stepping motor, but the way it's applied is different.

It's technically quartz, but in common usage "quartz watch" refers to a watch in which a relatively traditional gear train is electrically driven and is regulated by a quartz crystal. With the Skyhawk the hands aren't running on a normal geared movement, they're individually motor controlled and don't have what we'd think of a watch movement at all. The crown isn't linked to the hands and you set time on the LCD, and then the hands jump into position when you "lock in" the time. They move independently of each other too, like when you switch time zones only the hour hand moves.

It's pretty trick overall, which is why I like this watch so much. It's a big, busy, ugly thing, but I can't help but appreciate just how much tech they've crammed into such a tiny space, you've got like 7 motors and/or solenoids, two LCDs, an atomic time receiver, etc.

>> No.57241384

>>57241331
>Digitals technically have a crystal in them
Digitals are watches with a digital display, crystal or no.

>> No.57242079 [DELETED] 

>>57241384
Hi there!

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

>> No.57242392
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57242392

do you guys have any interest in the macro engineering and materials required to make a fine old clock?

>> No.57242492

>>57242392
Actually yeah. My grandma has this fairly nice old clock that doesn't run. I remember from when I played with it as a kid that if you gave the pendulum a nudge that it would start ticking for a while before it ground to a halt. Now that I'm a bit older and know a lot more about watches and mechanics I kind of want to take a shot at fixing it.

>> No.57242556

>>57239113
>I'm 67


fuuuck nigga, I felt like a loser for being 39 and still here 11 years later

>> No.57243005

>>57238867
No backlight and beeping, not using any of the functions like the chrono etc., it may be possible. Seems unlikely though.

>> No.57243079
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57243079

cop or not, price is somewhat 25$, nos with box and papers

>> No.57243169 [DELETED] 

>>57241384
Hi there!

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

>> No.57243230

Good article on watch straps

http://www.mansworldindia.com/watches/know-your-watch-strap/

>> No.57243628

>>57243079
Thats a vostok cadett, be aware that its p small for today's standards (34mm)

>> No.57243901

>>57235869
No they're for real men.

You can go back to /spg/, kiddo.

>> No.57244197
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57244197

I only have this... it's nice to look at though.

>> No.57244231 [DELETED] 

>>57239084
Pebble still manages 7 days.

>> No.57244290

>>57240652
If we have to ask....

>> No.57244366

Can i replace cr2016 battery with cr2032 if it will fit the watch? They are both 3v.

>> No.57244674

>>57239064
>10 year battery meme.

>> No.57244835

>>57238789
>autism: the watch

>> No.57244880

>>57238789
Anon, if you actually got your hands on that thing this is a big fucking deal.

>> No.57244929

>>57235832
Bought something and got a Titan voucher worth ~$60.
Recommend me what to buy.

>> No.57244983
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57244983

>tfw actually waiting for your watch in the mail

>> No.57245066 [DELETED] 

>>57241384
Hi there!

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

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

>> No.57245119

>>57239456
I find it funny that a 67 year old is ironically using the word "Interweb"

>> No.57245311
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57245311

I've fallen in love with the Seiko Ripley. What a looker!

Its price has skyrocketed on ebay, so I might get a variant, maybe the SCED039 or 041

>> No.57245410

>>57244983
Tiens un autre Français.

Hello fellow froggie.

>> No.57245560
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57245560

Does the wt recommend this watch?

If not, do you recommend a similarly looking one? Automatic is not important, day/date is.

I've been looking for one exactly like this for a reasonable price. Honestly it doesn't matter to me that it's not a quartz watch. If there's a cheaper one that looks exactly (or mostly) like this I'd take it.

Also: Is it true I have to set the date again for every month that doesn't have 31 days? Should/Can I wear it while sleeping?

>> No.57245596

>>57245560
It's a nice watch, although it has a bit of a feminine touch.

>> No.57245736

>>57245560
Seiko 5s are excellent entry level watches. Yes, you will have to adjust the date on non 31 months but it's quickset so you don't have to mess with the time at all.

>> No.57245757
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57245757

Sup guys, looking into getting pic related, just wondering how those strap adapters are? Since, well I don't particularily enjoy using plastic straps on watches and I'd rather use good quality Zulu or Nato with that. Also, will inverted screen make it harder to read if not under direct sunlight?

>> No.57245780

>>57245757
You don't need any kind of strap adapter for a zulu or nato, they slide under the springbars you'd only need one for a watch with weird nonstandard lugs.

>> No.57245794

>>57245780
Forgot my period after springbars. Also regarding inverted LCDs they look really fantastic in the sun but yes they are much harder to read in other lighting conditions.

>> No.57245846

>>57245757
Resin straps aren't bad at all, and nowhere near as bad as a leather/nato strap user might expect.

and by putting a nato you loose one huge advantage of a casio manchild-shock.

Being able to rinse it under running water, wipe with your shirt/towel and put it back on your wrist completely dry.

I work in EMT/EMS and shit's crucial to me.

>> No.57245899

>>57235832
the F91-W
the pinnacle of watch design

>> No.57245911

>>57235832
nigga thats the glorious F-91W, ordered one last week for 8 eurobux but its still not in

>> No.57245929

>>57245596

Well maybe I have a bit of a feminine touch.

DESU though I often can't really differentiate between women's and men's watches and sometimes the differentiation seems silly.

What I like about this one is it is minimalist yet "elegant"(?). It is not completely without adornment but not in your face. And I think white dials just look better.

>>57245736

Thank you both for replying.


If you ever need to rip images from Amazon as I did: CTRL+U to open source page. CTRL+F to find "hires". Find the entry which has a .jpg link near it.

>> No.57245947 [DELETED] 

>>57245780
Yes you do for a g shock. Don't post if you don't know.

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>>57244197

>> No.57246102

>>57244197
Dude... This is beyond vulgar/childish...

>> No.57246263

>>57245846
Well, I don't think that kind of an ability is exactly priority number one to me. So far I've had some other Casio models with resin band and frankly I prefer nylon straps over resin(or metal bracelets) when it gets cold, but I'll guess I'll see when I get the thing. It's not like I can't swap and compare if the straps on G-Shocks are better.

>>57245780
Well, in DW5600's case, the lug width is about 16 millimetres, and that might be rather imbalanced looking on the size of the watch itself. Not to mention finding good straps in that size can be a chore(especially when I have some extra straps in 18 to 22 millimetres in a drawer next to me). I'd also rather not file the lugs down and drill new holes or do modifications like that if there's easier way to achieve the same goal. Also thanks for your input about the screens.

>> No.57246577

>>57246263
You can always cut some notches in a wider strap to make it fit better, that seems to be a common solution.

>> No.57246888

>>57246263
I know a number of nato strap sellers also sell g-shock adapters.

>> No.57247102

>>57242556
>>57239113
And I thought I was an oldfag loser for being 27 and still coming to this place 10 years later...

>>57245311
I was thinking of picking one of these up when Seiko did the reissue, but decided against it because I figured the value would plummet. I guess this is why I'm no good at speculating with securities.

>> No.57247529

Let's do a quick survey! How old are you, fuckers?

>> No.57247561

>>57235832
it annoys me how price these became, especially the gold and silver ones (because of hipsters and skatetards)

>> No.57247666

>>57247529
You seem to be confused about watches, they show the time, they don't tell your age.

It's 17:12.

>> No.57247932

>>57247666
huh that's weird. I'm
WED 26
Water Resist
200m

>> No.57247953
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>>57247529

38

>> No.57248013

>>57247953

same guy here, started off browsing /b/, stopped going there about 5 years ago, now i hang out on /g/ and /fit/ and sometimes /r9k/ to remind myself how bad some people have it. I think once (if) I get /fit/ it will be the end and I will just come back now and then to lurk /fit/ and /g/

I think /fit/ is the last board many people use before leaving

>> No.57248745

Is staib basically my only choice for a nicer milanese mesh band? I have an OK one I paid $10 for but I'd like something a bit nicer, although I was hoping for not quite that price bracket,maybe the $50 range.

>> No.57248759

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/kari-voutilainen-smartphones-make-me-want-to-cry

Could Voutilainen be any more sad?

>> No.57248989

>>57248013
remember, you're here forever

>> No.57249021

>>57248759
he must have bad money problems, because wow
his watches are really good too, what the fuck is that all about

>> No.57249045

>>57248989

but i want a gf

>> No.57249080
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>>57247529
25

>> No.57249106

>>57249045
many people have a gf and post on 4chan

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>>57249106

tfw no 4chan gf :(

>> No.57249313

>>57249149
do you like to play pretend? :3

>> No.57249602 [DELETED] 

>>57249313

what are you wearing bb

>> No.57249715

>>57249602
>>57249313
>>57249149
>>>/vg/
>>>/scvg/

>> No.57249723
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>> No.57249735
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mine

>> No.57249934
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57249934

I am winning the bid on this Rolex, what band do you guys recommend?

>> No.57249938

>>57249735

tacky

>> No.57249960

>>57249934

you know it's going to go for like 3000 dollars right?

winning at 100 means nothing

also that's an ugly rolex

>> No.57250007

>>57249934

haha I just outbid you faggot, i'm turnthosemachinesbackon

>> No.57250023

>>57250007
Come on man, don't do this to me this is going to be my first Rolex.

>>57249960
Shut up and let me live the dream for a bit longer.

>> No.57250094

>>57249934
>winning the bid
>time left: 4d 17h
i didn't want to have to be the one to tell you, bud..

>> No.57250206
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57250206

>>57235832
Do they still make anything that resembles a pocket watch with a wrist strap?

>> No.57250219

>>57250023
>Come on man, don't do this to me this is going to be my first Rolex.

this is all just games right now, it's going to go for well well over $1000 more like 2500

>> No.57250224

tfw I have to use womens watches because my wrists are so thin

>> No.57250233

is this ok?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-6694-Custom-Cannabis-Leaf-Dial-/262658302588?hash=item3d27a7a27c

>> No.57250244

>>57250224

how tall are you

>> No.57250256

>>57250244
178cm manlet last I measured

>> No.57250286

>>57250233
>is this ok?

NO IT IS NOT AND YOU KNOW IT IS NOT

YES I AM MAD

>> No.57250316

>>57250206
yes

>> No.57250382

>>57240228
Nothing wrong with that. It's 2016, stop being so judgemental desu.

>> No.57250388

>>57235832
So f91w is good? I have a condor watch which is good but the battery dies within 2 years, this is why i consider some workhorse if the titanium one is out. Tips?

>> No.57250421

>>57250388

yes it's a classic

buy it for 8bucks and it comes with a spare battery, you will be set for like 15 years

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-F91W-1-Digital-Wrist-Watch-For-All-2-Years-Warranty-Extra-Free-battery/152278358985

not kidding, i have no idea how they make them so cheap and durable

>> No.57250433
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57250433

Should I ? It's only 120buck with free shipping.

>> No.57250458

>>57250433

if you like it you should, im not a fan but im not going to wear it either

>> No.57250475

>>57250388
It's not "good" really, it's actually a pretty shitty watch but people praise it because they're cheap as shit and mostly adequate. There are a lot of watches that cost only slightly more and have a lot more features.

>> No.57250516

>>57250475
what else would it need? month? temperature? daylight savings? extra time zone as if anyone ever uses it? mmmmeeeewwwwwn phases?

>> No.57250524

>>57250475

name a cheaper and more reliable watch

>> No.57250545
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57250545

>>57248745

Staib is your only choice if you want a very large weave to your Milanese mesh, otherwise there are several other German companies that make more reasonably priced options available on Watch Band Centre.

I still love my Staib above all others though.

>> No.57250567

>>57247529

34, been here since gets were still a big deals on /b/. Mostly post on /g/, /k/, /out/ and /ck/ these days.

>> No.57250603

>>57249934
you better be using a bid sniping program with a snipe of at least 3500. anything else and you can kiss that dream goodbye

>> No.57250612

>>57250545
Thanks, I'll check them out. I want a fine mesh more than a shark mesh style band but finding a decent one seems to be harder than I thought.

>> No.57250624

>>57250603

there are buy it now listings for the same watch in the same condition for 2500

>> No.57250675
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57250675

>>57250612

Watch Band Center has an Eichmuellerfine mesh band for less than 20 Euro

>> No.57250685

>>57244197
if those capsules can hold stuff, then this is severe but reasonable autism
if it's just decoration, unforgivable

>> No.57250693

>>57250624
Do you know anything about ebay bidding? The person with the highest bid wins the auction at the price of the second highest bid

>> No.57250733

>>57250693

i am saying he should just find one with the bracelet he wants on it that is for sale "buy it now" and fuck off with the bidding

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-Vintage-Oysterdate-Precision-Model-6694-Year-1969-Stainless-Steel-Watch-/282199285083?hash=item41b4635d5b:g:ZVYAAOSw9NdXv0H3

>> No.57250751
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>>57250693
>The person with the highest bid wins the auction at the price of the second highest bid

>> No.57250776

>>57250693
>Do you know anything about ebay bidding? The person with the highest bid wins the auction at the price of the second highest bid

wat

>> No.57250779

>>57238867
It's actually pretty amazing how long devices last when you cut all the fancy gimmicky bullshit features away. My road bike which is just as old as I am (25) came with an old tacho. It's always on, it displays the current speed, how much I rode, max speed and pedalling speed. The battery on this thing is at least eight years old, but I assume it's much older. It's fucking amazing. I wish you could still buy devices like that. It just blows my mind at what insane cost all those useless features they put into all kinds of devices come. Really feels like people forgot how to build proper electronics.

>> No.57250858

>>57250675
That looks really nice, is that yours? I like that the description on the site has the specs in bullet points and one of them is "good quality"

>> No.57250898
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57250898

>>57250858

Yeah, I tried the Eichmuelleron my 1975 King Seiko Special for a while but decided I liked the Staib better.

>> No.57250922

>>57250898
I'll buy one of those, thanks for the suggestion anon.

>> No.57250931

>>57246053
>>57246102
>>57250685
no dude it's cool, Aonuma (the other Zelda guy) wore one at E3

>> No.57250971

>>57250922

No problem, happy to help.

>> No.57250981

>>57250433
I bought the bauhaus rodina a few months ago. Looked good, seemed solid (except maybe the strap), but one of the pointers fell out after a week. So yeah, QC probably not the best.

>> No.57251147

>>57249934
kek

>> No.57251324

>>57250751
>>57250776
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay#Bidding

>> No.57251503

>>57251324

you win at the price of the second highest bid plus one bid increment

>> No.57251549

>>57250779
It's not about forgetting how to build them. but rather building products that last has proven to be unsustainable.

>> No.57251710
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57251710

What's in the box, /wg/?

>> No.57251719

>>57251710
A Hamilton.

$5 says Khaki.

>> No.57251842
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>>57251710

>> No.57251868
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>>57245757
pic related. Just got mine in the other day. I got the Jay's and Kay's strap adapter and they work great.

>> No.57251903

>>57251868

sweet

>> No.57251917

>>57251710
A Swatch.

>> No.57251932
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>>57251842

>> No.57251945
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>>57250233
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-6694-Custom-Cannabis-Leaf-Dial-/262658302588?hash=item3d27a7a27c

why would someone do this to a $4000 rolex

wtf

>> No.57251958

>>57251932

fake rolli in a Hamilton box?

>> No.57252094
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57252094

>>57251958

Not fake bruh. Sent my hamilton x-wind for warranty as chronograph kept stopping on it's own and they sent it back in this nice protective case. I use it for my Sub.

>> No.57252119

>>57235832
>Required viewing for newbies:
>[YouTube] Watch Movements: "How a Watch Works" 1949 Hamilton Watch Co 20min (embed) [Embed]
>doesn't link it
>uses the name field instead of the subject field
jesus you watch thread faggots are so fucking incompetent. and >>57251932
>>57251945
>>57252094
are clearly just circle-jerking about the watch face and shit. take this to >>>/fa/

>> No.57252158

>>57252119

>being this mad
>not knowing how to embed youtube videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=508-rmdY4jQ

>> No.57252197

>>57252119

Already posted on /fa/ bro, check the watch thread. No need to get upset

>> No.57252228
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57252228

>>57235832
Movado Museum Sport checking in.

>> No.57252252

>>57251710
>>57251842
>>57251932
>>57252094
Nice blog, but where do I unsubscribe?

>> No.57252309

You see the little cross on the top right of your browser window? There you go m8, no need to thank me :)

>> No.57252320

>>57251549
It's not unsustainable, people are just not willing to pay the price. It used to be that if you wanted a washing machine, it would cost the equivalent of two months' wages for the average family, but the damn thing would last a lifetime, ie 30-40 years. Now you can get one for a week's wages but it will only last 5-10 years. People don't care that it's unreliable shit. They just walk into Home Depot and pick up whatever has the highest shiny-to-price ratio.

If anything, this rampant consumerism is unsustainable. The planet just does not have the resources to continue producing garbage that falls apart.

>> No.57252330

>>57252252
>>57252309

(You)

>> No.57252734
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57252734

Just picked up this Seiko from eBay. Not too shabby.

The seller said it was serviced before being put up for sale, but that it hadn't been tested for water resistance. Do you think it's safe to take in the water, or should I not risk it without having it tested? Any insight on where/how I can have it tested?

>> No.57252776

>>57252734
Don't you fucking dare ruin such a lovely vintage piece by using it as a beater, I wouldn't dare take such a highly desired classic near water.

>> No.57252832

>>57252776
It's not a real 6105. It's a 6309 with 6105 dial and hands. A fake, if you will.

>> No.57252837

>>57252734
Nice franken, asshole.

>> No.57252878

>>57252837
Thanks, I like it too. It was good enough to fool >>57252776

>> No.57252891

>>57252832
I take that back then, don't ruin that highly desirable dial and hand set. Vintage watches in general however should be treated as thought they have no WR anymore unless carefully checked out ahead of time.

>> No.57252928

>>57252891
Hmm, well thanks for the advice. I also have a 7002 which I regularly take swimming without any issue, but that was a cheapo so I'm not too worried about it. Perhaps I'll keep using that as my swim watch

>> No.57252946

>>57252878
Well in my defense I just saw the dial and hands after reading your post and was triggered hard enough to post without even looking at the rest of it. 9/10 anon, good work.

>> No.57253274

>>57250751
Hi there!

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

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

>> No.57254508

>>57252734
>The seller said it was serviced before being put up for sale
Probably a lie. like.. 99% sure it's a lie

>Any insight on where/how I can have it tested?
A lot of run of the mill battery-changing shops will be able to do a pressure test, they'll probably do it for a few bucks or for free if you buy anything/have bought from them before.

>> No.57255038
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57255038

Another eBay impulse purchase!
7T42-6A10 Alarm Chronograph with the original bracelet.

>> No.57255290

>>57255038
thank god for PayPal Credit

>> No.57255525 [DELETED] 

>>57254508

Hi there!

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

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

>> No.57256026

>>57255038
How does the alarm work? Can it actually wake you up?

>> No.57256896
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57256896

Thoughts on Theo and Harris?

I think he's pretty cute...

>> No.57257076

>>57255038
that is very nice

>> No.57257080

What is the best looking watch I can get under $70?

>> No.57257082

MVMT. Just!

>> No.57257665
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57257665

I'm thinking of getting one of these little shits. Are they any good? Can I get a NATO strap for it? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007RWZHXO/ref=mp_s_a_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1477539903&sr=8-36&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=casio+g-shock&dpPl=1&dpID=41ZLWfAqyXL&ref=plSrch

(Don't mind my shitty screen filter).

>> No.57257975
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57257975

What is the worst watch related incident you guys have ever had? Could be anything from losing it to fucking up a service or buying a fake unintentionally.

For me it was this past summer when I lost my Speedmaster 145.022 during a sailing accident when I was thrown from the boat. I can only assume that the spring bar broke or something along those lines when I hit the water. If anyone is ever scuba diving around the coordinates 41.322, -70.285 between Tuckernut and Muskeget Island try and look for it.

>> No.57258108
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57258108

Came in yesterday, really like it so far. Only wish it wasnt so damn thicc but its not so bad, and it was cheap

>> No.57258269

>>57255038
>not Citizen
Into the trash it goes.

>> No.57258320

>>57257975
I shattered the front of my u-goat the day after I got it back from service. Also it happened in-front of my father who got it for me as a bday gift.

>> No.57258338

>>57237601
Everyone had one back then

>> No.57259525
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57259525

>>57257665
>(Don't mind my shitty screen filter).
Yeah maybe you should learn how to save pics instead rather than taking screenshot. What filter is it out of curiosity, doesn't look like flux?

Also no, no NATO on it. Why? Because Casio makes watches with 16mm lug width, and the smallest NATOs generally start at 18mm.

Now you can use one of the many adapters, little plastic parts attached to your watch with wider rings so you can pass a NATO through, but they look fucking garbage, at least I haven't found any that didn't look like someone cut the original band a pierced a hole in it.

Or you can cut extra plastic and make the lugs longer, but the result is much weaker lugs because it severely weakens the plastic.

Or you can use something like pic related. It's not really a NATO, but the part holding the lugs can be smaller than the band, which really suits well Casios. There are very few of questionable quality, but you can have it custom made for not too much.

Or you can wait until Casio finally makes steel cased digitals with wide lugs.

>> No.57259737

>>57259525
>implying
http://natostrapco.com/collections/all-watch-straps/16mm

>> No.57260462

>>57259525
or you can notch a strap

>> No.57261097

>>57250898
Beautiful mate!

>> No.57261163

>>57259737
That's not NATO straps, that's garbage, the selection is ridiculously bad, and the price is outrageous.

>>57260462
This is better than paying for a 16mm strap, and even then, it's a shit idea.

But Casio will never make good watches again because they just don't fucking care, so one of the above will have to do.

>> No.57261199

>>57261163
aren't the oceanus good?

>> No.57261228
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57261228

>>57261199
>aren't the oceanus good?
>oceanus
>anus

>> No.57261283

>>57256896
I prefer Archie.

Faggot.

>> No.57261300
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57261300

>>57259525
>Caring about looks on a fucking g shock
The adaptors are fine, and they usually fit 22mm natos that are very comfy for extended wear.

Casio will never make a steel cased digital. You can grab a pulsar but theres only like 2 left on amazon.
>tfw I have both finishes

>> No.57261311

>>57261199
The best quartz thats not GS

>> No.57261332
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57261332

>$70

Black or white?

>> No.57261533

>>57258269
>Citizen

LOOOOOL

>> No.57261541

/wt/ and /pol/ had a baby

https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/59lkbp/trump_in_2005_donald_trump_released_a_signature/

>> No.57261552

>>57237412
this

>> No.57261577

>>57261332
These are more like 300 bux, I believe??

>> No.57261625
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57261625

>>57257665
>>57259525
>>57261163
>>57261300

Shapeways 3D printed plastic adapters work very well without being ugly.

Allows the use of 24mm natos. P.S. ToxicNATOs makes the nicest 24mm NATOs.

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57261653

>>57261097

Thanks. Accuracy isn't too bad either.

>> No.57261667

>>57261625
>el back light
why did you get the mexican version?

>> No.57261717

>>57261332
I like both.

>> No.57261718

>>57261311
That would be the Citizen chronomaster

>> No.57261880

>>57261653
No pb.

How does watchcheck works btw, do you need a microphone to listen to the ticking?

>> No.57262076

>>57238200
Wow that is ugly af

>> No.57262148

>>57261163
>literally NATO straps
>literally the only options you'd need for a Gshock
>literally at the average price

>> No.57262180

>>57237653
Jewelry store fag here; had nothing but issues with these. Dont do it until seiko fixes their solar lines.

Citizeb puts out a better watch for similar money. Hardly ever see any issues with them, and in those rare cases it's typically abuse.

>> No.57262253

>>57261332
>huawei-watch

where are you seeing them for 70bucks

>> No.57262368
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57262368

Is this worth anything? Has the week days in arab, too.

>> No.57262598

hey /wt/,

what do you think would look better on a vostok blue scuba dude, a perlon or a nato strap?

>> No.57262623

>>57262368

nope

>> No.57262732

>>57262598
NATO > perlon on anything even remotely bulky or diver styled

>> No.57262997

>>57262732
Perlons are diver straps too you know.

>> No.57263388

>>57261625
>P.S. ToxicNATOs makes the nicest 24mm NATOs.
Only because TimeFactors doesn't make 24mm NATOs, because TimeFactors makes the nicest <24mm NATOs.

>> No.57263399

>>57263388
the limited colour selection at timefactors is really annoying

>> No.57263567

>>57262148
>literally at the average price
That's the funny thing about NATO straps, they're just nylon, so it's not expensive to produce no matter the quality, and the difference between equally priced straps can be HUGE, and the quality can more than double for $1 more.

Spending $12.50 on such shitty NATO straps when you can have much better ones for $10 is indeed outrageous.

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>tfw when one of your watches has arrived and you're going to pick up the other two tomorrow

>> No.57264593

>Join the urban gentry facebook group a while back just to see what it was all about

How do this many stupid people exist holy shit.

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>>57262598
Perlons aren't a bad idea.

>> No.57264860

>>57264735
thanks anon, that's exactly the color I wanted to get, it's good to see it on the watch

>> No.57264915

>>57264860
I need to order a new few perlons as well, along with some leather straps.

>> No.57266585

>>57264271
I'd tell you to stop spamming the threads with this shit, but Akari is just too damn cute.

>> No.57266720

>>57258108
>mfw Indiglo is a Timex patent and no watch of mine will ever have it

My dad wears an Expedition and he lords over my Rolexes whenever he lights it up in the dark. Makes me a bit salty.

>> No.57266928

>>57245846
This, so much. If you live in a very hot weather or practice any kind of sports while wearing the watch, the resin band will be superior. t. A stinky nato strap owner.

>> No.57267037

>>57266585
It's certainly less offensive than the tripfag pasta these days

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>>57266585
I usually post it once every other thread or so, never quite got to spamming it.

>>57266928
I partially agree with you.

As a person who lives in a very humid and hot country, and serves in a place that is higher than the national average on humidity i obviously sweat quite a bit while working in the sun and have to constantly wash&clean my hands from grime, dirt, grease, oil and a shitload of dust before working on electronics and after working on anything mechanical that requires grease/oil.

And yes, cheap natos really carry a god damn scent and are terrible to wear in the long run. However good to great nato/zulu straps and perlon straps often to do not, and even if they do are rather easy to wash off. I've used a few 2$ natos, that despite being rather comfy for the price, reeked after a month (seams also started fucking about). While the really good zulu strap and Eulit palma on my Monster haven't after 3 months of work.

>> No.57267628

>>57266720
It uses a battery, so...

>> No.57268419
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57268419

Received my new old stock orient today. The quality of these older afforable japanese quartz watches are amazing.
It supposedly has the orient 54910 quartz movement with two jewels. I was not able to open the caseback however.

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>>57268419
I will try to upload better pictures soon...

>> No.57268580

>>57268419
>>57268452
How penis-lacking.

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>>57268452
>>57268419
The movement really looks similar to the 7C39 in some aspects, but i think it's an in-house solution from Orient.

Though you lack the proper Seiko quartz penis, instead you get a tiny Asian tri-cock icon.

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>>57268603
Three penises bound together are cool right?

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>>57268645
Your tiny trio can't stand before the mighty Quartzcock.

I'm really digging the lugs and the finishing looks alright. Would fit nicely on quite a few types of straps since the bracelet looks meh tier and doesn't blend with the polished finishing.

>> No.57268728

Watches are for stupid hipsters and faggots.

>> No.57269167

>>57261667
I lol'd
>>57261625
Care to share the link to this 3d printed device?

>> No.57269336

>>57268645
>>57268710
models?

>> No.57269547

>>57267037
Then I'm doing my job well.

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>>57235832
Look what just arrived.

>> No.57270198

>>57235869
>wrist fedoras BTFO

>> No.57270225

>>57269663
Why do they think that shitty painted plastic looks ok? If pulsar can make a steel watch for the same price roughly why is casio so fucking cheap?

>> No.57270359

>>57268452
1) looks nice, anon

2) is every surface polished, or are some brushed?

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Reminder that domed>flat, always, no matter the material used.

>> No.57271317

>>57249723
autism at max level

>> No.57271347

>>57256026
I haven't really figured it out yet. Right now it's just showing the current time. I think there's a manual online somewhere....

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Junghans are the only good watches. Everything else is tacky Romanian gypsy shit.

>> No.57271376

>>57271356
silver watches with leather straps are god tier

>> No.57271391

is there a new equivalent to a king quartz, any sort of high-end quartz watch? or would I just have to buy a used one online?

also, have any of you bought off of a seller from japan on ebay before? ever have problems with the item not arriving, or getting "lost" by customs?

would any of you purchase a used watch, or do you feel that it is something a bit too personal?

>> No.57271501

my wrist is too small for watches haha. I wish I could have one

>> No.57271530

fecking russian post sitting on my package for 2 weeks now

"Awaiting for departure from Russia"

maybe the seller forgot to include the mandatory tip along with my package

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So unbelievably perfect that I just ordered another one to keep as a spare just in case.

>> No.57271789

>>57250382

Not being judgemental at all. I surf /pol/ more than all other boards combined.

>> No.57271936

>>57271501
Buy vintage then. 34mm (give or take) diameter is not uncommon for them.

>> No.57272066

I want to buy my first real watch, besides the F91W

Quartz is what I'm seeking, as I don't wish to have to service it, changing a battery is simple and I've done it before

what is a nice quartz watch, not looking for anything too complicated on the dial. Just solid line markers, no roman or arabic numerals.

Budget is $250, please respond. Am I limited to orient and bulova for what I'm looking for? It seems all the current seiko quartz watches are ridiculously fucking gaudy

>> No.57272217

>>57245560
Don't worry about the date thing, Seiko 5's run on +-40s per day so you will get used to setting it all the time anyway.

You shouldn't wear a watch while sleeping.

>> No.57272482

>>57272066
>as I don't wish to have to service it
Any watch you want to keep for the long term is going to require service, quartz or mechanical.

>> No.57272528

>>57272217
>You shouldn't wear a watch while sleeping.
Of course not, it could be damaged while you flail about wildly the whole night. What the fuck are you talking about? There's no problem with wearing a watch to bed; you're fucking sleeping, what's going to happen to it?

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personal fav

>> No.57272831

>>57272482
I'm aware, but you would agree the concerns for a quartz watch are going to be less than those of a mech, right?

I've been lurking these threads for a while now too, and I think I saw you mention once that you wish more people would buy quartz anyways

Do you have any recommendations Mr. nineball? I just want something simple and nice.

>> No.57272838

>>57271204
still looks damn good, wish I could get an 035 like that

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>>57272831
>and I think I saw you mention once that you wish more people would buy quartz anyways
I don't think that happened.

But either way with mech or quartz, a 250 dollar watch is something most people will probably never service due to the cost of service compared to the cost of the watch. Both should be able to last a few decades (the mech with nothing, the quartz with just battery changes.)

>> No.57273069

>>57247529
28

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>>57252094
Nice, 16600? That's the no date one?
I got the 16610 and kind of wish i got the no date

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