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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:
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Strap guide:

Previous thread: >>57623288

>> No.57664809
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First for franken Amphibirskies.

>> No.57665292

Can someone recommend something simple, cheap, pope-watch-ish but less flimsy, sub 38mm?

>> No.57665326

what seiko is on the right and is there one with english dates?

>> No.57665328

yea. someone recommend a cheap watch around $100 or less that won't be embarrassing to wear if I ever meet rich people.No Osama watches.

>> No.57665461
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Seiko 5206-6080 LM special, it has an English/Japanese Date wheel.

Seiko 5 famalam, plenty of various models. Vostok Amphibia is another option, along with Orients sub 100$ lineup.

Buy new unless you've properly researched. And whatever you do don't order from India.

>> No.57665545

my dad ordered a seiko from amazon. shit did not work at all.

>> No.57665583

What do you mean by didn't work at all?

>> No.57665609

Dam so true, NEVER EVER buy from India sellers

>> No.57665619
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vintage Soviet mechanicals

>> No.57665678

Are Skagen's good/alpha? their minimalist design is my type. I am new to watches and don't want to look like a retard peb wearing some mickey mouse tier shit.

>> No.57665693

Skagens are turbo pleb dogshit

>> No.57665702
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Oh shit. Here we go

>> No.57665708


minimal is as opposed to alpha

>> No.57665711

DId I just piss alot of people off?

>> No.57665727

I don't want to wear a mini nuclear reactor though.

>> No.57665734

Turboshit tier.

>> No.57665749


choose either minimalist or alpha and we can proceed

>> No.57665767

ok I want to look alpha, I am looking on macys and they have black friday deals now. I see Seikos and Bulovas at $99 marked down from $250.

>> No.57665779


get a seiko diver

>> No.57665800

i am starting dress business casual now. ( i am a STEM uni student who walks by my cities business/financial district to get to school and I see the guys with some nice watches).

>> No.57665811


dive watch is pretty much the center of the universe for business casual

>> No.57665828

What website though. I don't trust ebay or amazon. Macy's have seikos cheap but I'm afraid they are those items specifically made for Black Friday so are of shit quality.

>> No.57665841

>I don't trust eBay or Amazon

The websites aren't at fault.

>> No.57665846


long island watch has them cheap, but amazon has them cheaper. do you have some political/ethical problem with amazon or are you just a moron?

>> No.57665866

amazon is known to sell fakes. the reviews on some of the seikos has them chipping paint off the very first week.

>> No.57665882


moron, then. got it.

>> No.57665926

are Orients good watches?

>> No.57665935
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gonna buy that one sexy bastard as a birthday present for myself

>> No.57665947


yeah they're fine

>> No.57665987

So now that I've been accpeted to professional school, I know in about 5 years I'll actually be able to afford shit.
What should be my first major watch purchase?
I'm thinking speedy pro, any suggestions?

>> No.57666005

apple watch

>> No.57666044
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You got five years to decide. There's a lot of options

>> No.57666268


>> No.57666381

who's this cutie?

>> No.57666557
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Can't wait for this to arrive, any other good black friday deals going on?

>> No.57666644


long island watch sale just went live

>> No.57666654

Thanks, I'll check it out. Anything of note?

>> No.57666685

Looks like a nice deal on the Orient ranger, I might pick one of those up.

>> No.57666824

the speedmaster is a nice, safe choice.
a sub/gmt-master works as well. doesn't dress up as well though.
or go for something dressier.
a reverso is a fun choice, but i wouldn't get one as my first nice watch.

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Anyone got one of these Vostok-made solid steel crowns for their Amphibia? I know they're rough, but are they too rough to be polished up with some Cape Cod or a dremel with a polishing wheel?

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Does anyone know where you can buy pic related in the North America (Leafland, specifically)? Or any Jap vendors that would ship it overseas?

>> No.57667089

I believe that's a discontinued model so you're going to have a rough time. /f29/ is probably your best best for one to turn up.

>> No.57667370

Yahoo Japan most likely


>> No.57667646

Which model is this?

>> No.57667911

Read the filename

>> No.57668008
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My wife told me I have to sell my Rolex and my Omegas because she wants to go on an around the world trip with me and the money form selling it.

What do?

>> No.57668072

Why doesn't she sell her stuff?

>> No.57668075


She doesn't have stuff to sell.

>> No.57668118

If you've got a bunch of fag trinkets like those then she must be dripping in jewellery.
>Offer to match her selling shit 50/50.
>She fucks off for a while.

>> No.57668159

Cлaвa (Slava) 2428

>> No.57668165

Tell the slag to pick one country and shut her fucking mouth.

>> No.57668185



she picks a watch, you pick a rock, they go in the shoebox to sell. repeat until she breaks.

>> No.57668230

Regular poster to /wg/ here...recent stopped wearing my quartz and automatics.

Got a Mi band 2, I know I know it's against /wg/ morals to get a smart watch, but this thing is pretty gud for $25.

>> No.57668241


absolutely degenerate

>> No.57668500

buy a new wife. this model seems finicky.

>> No.57668599

I will never purchase/wear a diver.

>> No.57668603

Almost mediocre

>> No.57668641


i am not particularly into them either but i love my amphibia. it is just so fucking WEIRD

>> No.57668642

I said the same thing about Apple products but today I can happily say I am a full fledged homosexual.

>> No.57668652

I thought that as i was just getting into watches. Now they are my favorite type of watch.

>> No.57668665

Eh, I'd wear a real watch on my left wrist, and a mi band on my right wrist if I were you.

Same, I just don't like them. They're big and vulgar.

>> No.57668671



>> No.57668706

Interesting, I'm kinda new and love field watches.

I hate divers. For now

Yes Amphibia are divers, but there is something to them.... I like em

>> No.57668707

You're missing out, divers are the best kind of watch.

>> No.57668711


>> No.57668729
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Hello comrades!

>> No.57668746

those buffalo wings?

>> No.57668751

minimalism is cancer

>> No.57668761

>Yes Amphibia are divers, but there is something to them
They're just really cheap and shitty divers, there isn't anything special about them.

>> No.57668768

One of us!

>> No.57668769
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>> No.57668792

>watch on right hand
are you a manchild? oh the tendies....that answers it.

>> No.57668820
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>> No.57668825

So my dad bought me a waterproof/shockproof watch that was $30 and worked fine then I realized it was uncomfortable to wear a watch around and that I carry something that tells the time and date on it pretty much 24/7, sometimes 2 of those things and even if I didn't there are clocks pretty much everywhere or at least another person who had the time so I threw the watch in a drawer and never touched it again so I guess my question is how fucking retarded is someone who wears a watch today, let alone the people who spend significant amounts of money on them just to look like a god damn faggot?

>> No.57668832

Maybe he's left handed you pillock

>> No.57668854

>caring about which hand someone wears their watch
are you autistic? oh your post....that answers it.

>> No.57668900
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back to /r9k/

>> No.57668904


it's like you have no appreciation at all for wristwatches as the culmination of 10,000 years of the central european sun cult

>> No.57668924

back to r/the_donald

>> No.57668932

its jewelery for men. Its to show off our status. I would love to show my BWC in public but laws exist and I don't want to be sued for giving women heart attacks. A nice watch will suffice.

>> No.57668942

its called presidentposting now

>> No.57669001

is Citizen a good brand?

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>> No.57669017

They make some ok watches, I'm wearing one now.

>> No.57669053
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those are sweet chilli chicken bites, large chicken nuggets made of chicken breast by a local butcher


pic is the way round I decided to go for the straps on my two ruskies.

>> No.57669126


he does wear a rolex president in 18k

>> No.57669583

You mean one slav and a chink.

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>> No.57669692


nice KAPPA, i've been saving up for one

>> No.57669764
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i wear this nearly every day, it's been flawless

>> No.57669804

But will it steal the ball from your ass?

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>> No.57669859


holy fuck a KAPPPA

probably a fake

>> No.57669887


i can't stand how the minute indices are rotated but the hour indices are all upright. reee

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Very much so.

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>> No.57669992


ofc, horology is maximal autism

>> No.57670103

I've got it down to:
>Sinn hardend chrono
>Reverso w/ complications
>Snowfrake if seiko makes it possible to service them in the US
All that's left is a diver. Leaning towards the planet ocean.
Obviously the purchases would be 3 or so years apart. More if there's something more important to buy.

>> No.57670145


>> No.57670157

I heard the clasp kinda sucks on the H-link
Is that true?

>> No.57670192

Really tempted to get one. The size, the dial all look ideal to me.

>> No.57670202


the construction of the clasp is not super impressive because it's just the standard friction-fit type where you have a little friction-fit latch that closes back the other way. but the whole thing including the clasp is tegimented.

honestly the only complaint i have about the bracelet is not the clasp, but that the tolerances are too loose for a watch that costs $2000. the links are only just barely tighter than my stainless F-91 bracelet.

>> No.57670367

I've decided to purchase a leather watch roll for my watches.

>> No.57670583

stop shilling your skx knock-offs that costs more than the real fucking thing

>> No.57670595


>> No.57670615

I really wish the skx009 had a lighter blue dial. If i had known the padi turtle would come out i probably would have waited for that over my skx.

>> No.57670621

A. Please let me know where you can buy an SKX for $150
B. I'm not "shilling," I bought a watch today and I'm posting about it. Do you think literally every fucking post here is a shill?

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>> No.57670711

does it have pins or screws?

>> No.57670987

I remember that deep blue had a 50% off code, is that still valid?
Because their nato diver is a hell of a watch for 150$

>> No.57671044


the removable links are fitted with screws. it comes with a tool that fits perfectly into the screw heads. the manual suggests using blue loctite and i had absolutely no problems sizing the bracelet using the included tool and blue loctite like the manual said.

>> No.57671061

Any black friday watch deals?

>> No.57671099

The code was CYBER, I forget how long the sale is lasting but I'd guess until monday.

The deep blue 40% one I just mentioned, Long Island watch has some deals, I think there's a 15% Helson one but I'm not certain. 15% off Borealis, code is BLACKFRIDAY15%

>> No.57671140


i checked out the long island sale earlier with the goal of finding something 1) interesting 2) with handwinding and hacking that 3) was not a GMT watch, and came up empty. your results may differ.

>> No.57671155

>Please let me know where you can buy an SKX for $150
Japanese amazon, if you don't live in Japan that's your problem, I mean it's 2016

>> No.57671173


solution: move to glorious nippon

>> No.57671259
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some things are overpriced, but for example this bad boy only costs 365 bucks

>> No.57671279

oh and also they pretty much always have free shipping for tomorrow or even today if you order before 9am

>> No.57671342


why does it still have the same blue-shifted product image from the USA site though

>> No.57671370

It works
drops the nato diver to $150
Now to decide on pepsi or black...
My MDV106 is black so I'm guessing pepsi is the way to go.
Help pls.
Also would this thing fit strapcode bracelets?

>> No.57671398

I think the silver one looks super cool, I almost wish I had bought it instead. They sell a bracelet fitted for it though for $60, it looks pretty nice. The cyber shipping option is $10, be sure to pick that.

>> No.57671512

You went with the black?
What's different about cyber shipping over UPS ground?

>> No.57671535


I said it first, folks.

>> No.57671554

No I got pepsi,. The cyber shipping for me is USPS insured with signature confirmation according to my tracking information.

>> No.57671574

Oh perfect
I'd much rather deal with USPS over UPS.
How long is the shipping?

>> No.57671618

I don't know yet, I just have a tracking number that says preparing for shipment from Brooklyn. I can't imagine that taking longer than monday or tuesday to arrive depending on when it leaves. Sure beats ordering from a foreign country like my borealis that took 3 fucking weeks to show up.

>> No.57671645

Holy shit they ship from brooklyn?
I should get it in less than a day then after the holidays are over.
brb buying pepsi. I'm gonna get a black turtle down the line to avoid redundancy

>> No.57671669

maybe i do need a non-russianmemewatch diver or an apple watch

>> No.57671809
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this is cool imo, but not $2.6k cool

>> No.57671823

The crown is so cute

>> No.57671833

Thin watches are uncomfortable as fuck
They either float above your wrist or dig in really deep
Worst meme in watchmaking

>> No.57671842


lolol that is kind of amazing. i would never wear it, but look. holy shit. even this impossibly microthin concept-watch-made-real has a better crown than a skagen turd

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>> No.57672101

I just wish I could see a movement photo, it's only one millimeter thick. Really amazing technology.

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Excuse my tantrum, went with pepsi and black nato
Guess I'm not buying a Ray II anymore

>> No.57672167


>> No.57672206

Thanks. That movement is simply astonishingly thin.

>> No.57672429


>> No.57672471

How are the INOX pro diver watches? I like how they look.

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>> No.57672908

that's the limited edition, standard one in the pic is 2600

>> No.57672921

QUESTION: What's that chinese commie watch that always gets posted? I think it had a tachymeter.

>> No.57672934

Seagull 1963, but that doesn't have a tachymeter

>> No.57672944

Ah, thanks.

>> No.57673243
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Anyone know what vostok model this is? I've never seen this colour combination before, looks unusual

>> No.57673261

Get an SKX013. It's a diver's watch but isn't the size of a dinner plate.

>> No.57673290

Or you can get a deep blue for 150 with a better crystal, movement and finishing

>> No.57673309

It's also pretty big though.

>> No.57673333

How do I convince my friend to get a mechanical hamilton instead of a shitty quartz skagen?

>> No.57673363

The SKX013 is 38 mm; those deep blue watches are like 44 mm.

>> No.57673371

that looks nice!
would cop

>> No.57673376

Explain that quartz movements are low class and question his manhood.

>> No.57673409

Not by much. Lug to lug is still similar.
Just wear it on a nato if you're a manlet

>> No.57673414

i call bullshit

>> No.57673440

It's 45mm vs 51, it's a big difference.

>> No.57673466

How much of a manlet are you?
Even a 51 L2L won't look that big with a nato.

>> No.57673479

I'm not a manlet, in fact I bought the deep blue myself. I'm just saying it's a big goddamn difference

>> No.57673500

45 mm is comically large, NATO or not

>> No.57673562

Yeah if you're 4ft tall.
There's nothing wrong with a 44-45mm diver.
Especially a 300m one.
Not tryna pick a fight m8.
Just saying that watches on natos with bezels tend to wear a lot smaller then they are.

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how do you guys like my komandirskie 431719? i was expecting the old bezel with the more raised bumps, but i kind of dig this flat look and don't really want to take it up with the slavs at chistopolcity about it.

>> No.57673688

>Yeah if you're 4ft tall.
No, it actually depends on wrist size. Now, if you're a fat fuck with 9-inch wrists, then go ahead and get a dinner plate. But if you're typical and have a 7.25-inch wrist or smaller, the max is 42 mm.

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>> No.57674249

>51mm lug to lug and 44mm across
>dinner plate
Really nigga?

>> No.57674285


50+mm anything is definitely dinner plate tier bro

>> No.57674290

Sexy as fuck mate.

Vostoks are honestly the only cheap mechanicals I don't hate.

>> No.57674494


If you want minimalism then have a look at Nomos watches, they are likely the best in that style. If that is beyond your budget then check out Rodina R005. If you are on a tight budget then see if there are some clean looking Seiko 5's.

If you want to buy something that lasts and keeps the value.

>> No.57674506


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> Diver
The chirstopher Ward trident watches are pretty cool divers. They also have regular sales and different limited editions of it

>> No.57674618

If you do not want to sell them then just say 'no'.

>> No.57674639

That is one of the most perverse things I have read on the Internet. Also 'smart watches' are not technology. Go to /fa/ if you want to discuss that shit.

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>offset date


>> No.57674682

more like
>date window at all

>> No.57674739
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You also get them with date at the normal place.

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What's a good aftermarket strap for a memetail time, watch buddies

>> No.57674772

That's the old Trident Pro, the current one has the date window at 3 o'clock.

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Hirsch Rivetta

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That only seems to come in a long strap and I'm a skeleton

>> No.57675579

120mm/80mm is considered a standard strap length.

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Still too long for my skeletal wrists

also I was just going by what their website says

>> No.57675657

>also I was just going by what their website says
Which just shows which variants exist, just because their 120/80 is called long doesn't mean it's super long.

Though, define skeleton wrist.

>> No.57675866

I don't want to take my phone out to check the time.

>> No.57675891

I like Sinns. With more money to spend, I'd have one of them, or a Damasko, as a daily beater. The tegimented steel and easy to read style just make too much sense.

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Ohlala a parcel from Ukraine has just arrived!

>> No.57676110

Bought this old Soviet komandirskie for parts (need the dial, hands and movement) but I've got Hoholed. Movement doesn't work ;_; paid 22€ shipped

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Fuck, pic related

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Hello, 2 questions :
1.Can some1 tell me their experience with the rodina Bauhaus model and if the seagullwatchstore is the best place to buy it (for 119 dollars American)
2. This is my mako USA at night

>> No.57676339

I think it is.
it's solar too.

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I have a 105mm/70mm Nomos strap that fits good so pretty skeletal.

I think I'll just go with a different Hirsch strap

>> No.57676409

i'd fuck rebecca black

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Nevermind, just managed to make the balance wheel move again and I've just built my first franken watch out of spare parts.

>> No.57676451

Anyway, I think I don't really dig this komandirskie and will sell it and the spare parts' watch for profit.

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Can't go wrong with one of these. I'm tempted to trade my 356 for either the 856 B-Uhr or 756 though, to get a classic tool looking Sinn in my collection.

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Just picked this up at a garage sale for $20, no strap, any suggestions for what this would work with?

>> No.57677213

Perlon is the only real answer.

>> No.57677253

that's a really nice find for $20. is it running? probably needs a service.
grey perlon could dress it down well yeah, or a nice black leather strap.

>> No.57677339


Not entirely sure, I'm about to put a new battery in tomorrow and find out.

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>> No.57678063

So this is a 37 mm watch, how large can I go for the next one, 42mm max?

>> No.57678285

How s your wrist?
I'm 17.5 and my 44mm diver looks pretty ok

>> No.57678351

I"m between 17 and 18 like you, so I guess 44m could be my max size

>> No.57678370

Actually i think 44mm is really borderline big, only looks good with long-sleeved clothes, gotta swith to the 42mm Ray

>> No.57678969


what kind of company reminds you of the watch's style. "flieger" just clutters up the face and looks unrefined.

>> No.57679031

So guys, what are the best NATO brands?

I'm digging Zuludiver, their NATO are good quality and they are thin, with no bumps: >>57678033

I have NATO that are better quality, but they are thicker so you have big bumps at the lugs, which doesn't look good at all.

>> No.57679123

maratac, timefactors, toxicnatos

>> No.57679184

Any strap seller having a black friday sale?

>> No.57679201

cheapestnatostraps has 50% if you buy >5 straps

>> No.57679228

wait 44% off actually
it's 20% when you buy 5 or more (year round)
and 30% (aplied after the fact) for black friday (no matter the number of straps)

>> No.57679297

Yeah thanks that's incredible value. I wonder why the straps are so cheap... Even the premium ones are cheap.

>> No.57679310

they're chink straps, as almost all cheap straps are
i buy mine for $1 on ebay or aliexpress
the thing is, on ebay/ali you get no QC at all. i'm assuming cheapestnatostraps at least look at them and don't send the dud ones

>> No.57679913
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Tissot Le Locle
Raymond Wiel Maestro
Hamilton Valient

I really dig these 3, what others are in the same league. Mechanical automatic please

>> No.57679988

Can anyone post the Watch brand guide or w/e it is?
My brother is wanting to buy a watch but he looks mostly at designer brands which i know are shit for the price

>> No.57680054
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Got my SARB lads, it's very pretty

>> No.57680087

You make that tiny watch look huge, cute wrists anon

>> No.57680134
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With all the new models coming out, especially a lot of new 70~100$ models from Orient and Citizen the guide is getting a bit dated.

I'd have to agree with >>57680087

t. anon who also has a SARB

>> No.57680209

that Raymond Weil is sexy and has a classic non-nigger size, cop that one.

>> No.57680233

SARBs are cute, I agree, but you bought the wrong color.
That creamy dial has some shade of ugly radioactive green.

>> No.57680306

I wouldn't really classify CW as luxury.
It has nothing over an Aquis for example

>> No.57680341
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It feels so small after having worn a 42mm MDV106 / 40mm weekender Fairfield most days

(6.25in wrists fwiw)

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Can someone ID this digital watch?

>> No.57680408

Very nice.

>> No.57680423

Is guide anon still hanging around?

If so we could help him update the guide.

>> No.57680425
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It looks very different in different lighting, sometimes it looks almost off white and sometimes it looks a post-it note yellow. No appearance of green to my eyes though (phone seems to be reading it as such though), yellow post it notes for comparison

>> No.57680438

>42mm watch on a 6.25 inch wrist

The SRPA29 i got just for sale is 42mm and it feels uncomfortable on my 7.5inch wrist (since it's built as a dress watch)

Just the lazy old tard that made the strap guidelines.

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I like htis

>> No.57680479

g shock

>> No.57680531

I think Orient 3-star series really should be added to this list, it cheap and has sexy deigns

>> No.57680554

I agree, their new models with the faceted mineral crystals, a lot with a plenty of new non-3 star branded automatics should be on the new list.

I can start making the list and specs easily (raw text), assuming you're willing to do the graphics.

>> No.57680593

frederique constant?

>> No.57681061

what other cheap mechanicals even exist in this price range? seiko 5? even that competes more with amphibia than komandirskie.

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Just bought this Gookwatch, did I fuck up?


>> No.57681268

What model is that?

>> No.57681286


>> No.57681327
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It's the absolute boundary of what I would consider acceptable, don't have any pictures of me wearing it on me unfortunately but here's the 40mm Fairfield


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Where should I buy the Alpinist? It's 330 USD from Amazon.jp but they don't ship to the US. They run for about 360 on eBay, everywhere else seems to be 380 and up.


>> No.57681401

Occasionally they got for 290~300$ on f29, but never lower than that.

Since i'm not from burgeristan i can't use massdrop, but i think they also occasionally have them for sale.

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what do you think guys?

>> No.57681459

>Macy's tier.

>> No.57681788
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Talk me out of getting a fake Nomos.

>> No.57681863

Does /wt/ like the Nixie tube watch?

>> No.57681876

Depends on where you get it from. I got one off of Aliexpress just for kicks and it's total fucking garbage.

>> No.57681898

Buy a TI SEL L instead.

>> No.57681966

What's the consensus on Smartwatches?

>> No.57682003
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Moar Soviet mechanicalz

>> No.57682014


>> No.57682036
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Just get a real one instead

>> No.57682131


>> No.57682162

depends on how well it's built, but the movement shouldn't fuck out at least, since it's a miyota.
pictures really don't tell the whole story.

>> No.57682183

if you're getting a fake at least get something that people will recognize.

>> No.57682203

way too big and impractical.
i kind of like nixie tubes, but not for handheld applications.


>> No.57682238

is tisell good? is it a chinese thing?

I like them but the tickness and size take away from it's beauty. If they could make it slimmer and smaller i'd spring for them. It's more of a sweet novelty as it stands than a proper time piece you could wear every day. As far as electronic watches go only accutrons achieve elegance while being nifty.

>> No.57682327

looks like 420268 but with red primary color

>> No.57682395

>If they could make it slimmer and smaller
you can't make smaller nixie tubes though. they're not being made anymore.

>is tisell good? is it a chinese thing?
korean, although it's using chinese parts, except for some japanese movement.
but the QC is supposed to be good at least, which is the main problem with chink shit.

>> No.57682600

>is tisell good?
For the most part they're the best you're going to get for the price.
They are probably the best Asian "homage" brand, though they do have a few original designs.
They fucked up the kerning on a run of a Sub-C homage, which earned them meme status - but the band and clasp on the same watch was REALLY well made and finished, way above SARB level.
>is it a chinese thing?

>> No.57682664

As far as dogshit goes it's unpretentious and pleasant, and has more cachet and elegance than your average Timex or no-name chink garbage.

Honestly I would either get a Casio if you just want functionality, or a Seiko if you want something more elegant and of more horological value while still being affordable.

>> No.57682769

Deep Blue bros, did your watches ship yet?
They shipped mine an hour ago.
What are the odds I get mine in today since I live in brooklyn?

>> No.57682838

I agree.
At the sub $50 range (or if you just want a beater or even a cheap tank style dress watch) Casio's MTP line can't be beat.
There's also the DW5600 if you want digital, and the MDV06 if you want a proper diver with a 120-click bezel.
Above that you can't do better than a Seiko 5.
I wouldn't buy anything in the ~$200 range, just save up a bit more for a turtle.

I would say the best deal in watches right now though is the Deep Blue nato diver w/ the black friday code.
You get a watch that's cheaper than the skx, yet better in every single way. That's probably the best you can do for $150 in watches right now.

>> No.57682847

Mine already says delivery attempted, but I'm out of town until tomorrow. I ordered Tuesday.

>> No.57682876

Are there any websites where I can buy watch magazines or stuff related?

>> No.57682924
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>wouldn't buy anything in the ~$200 range, just save up a bit more for a turtle.

Seiko Monster and Citizen NY0040 are two examples that say differently. Plenty of other options in the 50~200$, some vintage some new.

Though i can't argue the Turtle is a great purchase, the SKX is still widely available at 180$~

>> No.57682927

You can order catalogs, but they take forever to ship and deliver. They're free though so not a big deal.
Damn that's fast shipping. What option did you go with?

>> No.57682990

Anywhere you recommend me ordering them from?

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You'd be right about the monster a couple months ago but they completely disappeared and if you do find one it's a scalper that wants like 300 bucks.
The NY0040 is a great watch but the movement is pretty shit, really for not much more you can just get a turtle which is better in basically every way.

I don't know how long the sale is going to last but the nato diver at 150 is a much better buy than the skx right now.
Just go on whatever brand you like and order a catalog. Omega has a nice one, so does NOMOS

>> No.57683159

so thinking about seiko 5, any rec <$150?

>> No.57683212

Cyber shipping, I'm really surprised how fast it came.

>> No.57683232

I have two tisells and both seem to be doing great so far.

>> No.57683265

Yo vostokfags I'm about to buy a komandirskie is zenitar on ebay a reputable seller? How's the russian shipping?

>> No.57683271
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>the movement is pretty shit
Care to back that claim up?

The NY0040 is powered by the robust 8203A movement, it's a movement series that was designed and built to last and is known to be as long living as a 7XXX's series Seiko movement. You can easily find 20 year old examples of the movement still kicking, along with poo-in-the loo'd ones that still survive.

And unlike the regular 7S26 movement, it handwinds. Though it lacks bi-directional winding.

I won't argue that Seiko knocked it out the park with the Neo-Turtle, but the NY0040 is a splendid watch on it's own.

>You'd be right about the monster a couple months ago but they completely disappeared and if you do find one it's a scalper that wants like 300 bucks.

They pop up from time to time and sell for the 200$ range (SRP307&311), the 313 is still available for decent prices.

>> No.57683322

> yellow post it notes for comparison

literally the same colour kek

>> No.57683363

Seiko 5 is a good way to go.
I'm guessing this is your first watch? The MDV106 will give you 90% of a proper dive watch experience (minus the mechanical movement) for only $40.
I would get that and a few straps to try out.
Yeah I went with that since it was the cheapest option. What color did you go with? I went with pepsi
Zenitar is the best on ebay. Pony up a little more for an amphibia though, you won't regret it. Also remember to get a strap, the bracelet is garbage.
I meant in relation to the 4R movement in the turtle.
I still think the 7s26 is better in terms of accuracy, and bi-directional winding is almost better than hand-winding.
And again, you can get a much better watch for not much more.
It's hard to capture a cream dial on camera generally. It's much lighter than a post-it.

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The 4R36 is, very roughly said, is a 7S26 with handwinding and hacking. Overall the accuracy specs for the Citizen/Miyota 82XX movement series is more or less equal to the 7S line.

The uni-directional automatic winding on Citizen's movement works fine in practice.

I can't argue that the Turtle is a great watch, but there's no need to hate on the NY0040.

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>7s26 is better [than 8203A] in terms of accuracy
>bi-directional winding is almost better than hand-winding
>almost better

you "almost" made me believe your bullshit

>> No.57683542

Not hating, just saying you can bump up to a better watch for not much more.
I've owned a few uni-directional winders and they really do suck if you're not constantly moving your arm.
Handwinding isn't very useful on a diver, especially if you don't want to wear out the threading and seals on the crown. I'd much rather have my watch charge up with a few shakes over constantly screwing and unscrewing to make sure it's winded fully.

>> No.57683545


i have g shock, and now i want more elegant watch. 44mm too big for me.

>> No.57683625

>Handwinding isn't very useful on a diver, especially if you don't want to wear out the threading and seals on the crown.

Again, bullshit. Divers need to wind up their watches before immersion to make sure their watches won't run out of charge while being in the depths, where they rely on their watches.

>> No.57683633

>44mm too big for me.
It's like this thread is full of smurfs
Go with a Seiko 5 then

>> No.57683661

Or they can shake the watch for a few seconds and not risk fucking their seal up or leaving the crown unscrewed.
Also divers in 2016 don't rely on dive watches, fuck off; I'm talking about day to day use

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>bi-directional winding is almost better than hand-winding.

>> No.57683798

> Also divers in 2016 don't rely on dive watches, fuck off; I'm talking about day to day use.

That's true, but if you're gonna use that argument, we could extrapolate that to everyone. No one really relies on a mechanical watch in 2016 with the more advanced technology available.
And fuck off:
>Handwinding isn't very useful on a diver

You started saying bullshit about the usefulness of handwinding on a diver when you also think that diver watches aren't useful nowadays.

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Yes well done, it was in response to a guy who said it looks green when in fact it's more of a very light yellow, my phone camera just can't seem to comprehend the colour, it's more like this

>> No.57684064
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A good watch indicates if you are a gentleman of refined taste or a lowly keyboard basher with limited concerns for punctuation.

>> No.57684151

>take forever
i received the breitling catalog in two days, sinn in ~4, breguet in a week. that's not too bad.

>> No.57684972

I tried getting a Sinn catalog from watchbuys and they linked me to a pdf ;.;
Unless you plan on replacing your seals every other year handwinding everyday isn't a smart idea. Bi directional winding on the other hand will wind up your watch completely in no time, and thats without ruining your seals.

>> No.57685044

>from watchbuys
maybe you should try from sinn instead.

>> No.57685182

More like ugly as sinn am I right

>> No.57685261

i think the design of some of their tool watches works incredibly well.
their dressier efforts are pretty much all ugly though.

>> No.57685391

The curvy S in the sinn logo triggers me mildly desu

>> No.57685639


mine came in wednesday. but i ordered on the first day of the sale.

>> No.57685652


>leather band

not even once

>> No.57685674

Is that Mondaine?

>> No.57685684


It's his poor lighting/camera. It looks very different IRL and there is nothing ugly about it.

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>> No.57685749

what kind of band would you suggest instead?

>> No.57685781


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Give me thoughts, hurry.

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>> No.57685832

i like it

>> No.57685978

+1 for Seamaster.

TAG is not a gentleman's watch.

>> No.57685992

TAG is trash, the new Mk.II is sexy co-axial trash.

>> No.57686283

Ay fuckers, the TAG's already mine lmao. I just left it on for size comparison. I know more about horology now than I did when I bought that watch so please forgive me.

>> No.57686506

I don't care for it. The classic no-date black dial Speedmaster is about as perfect looking as you can get, so there's no reason to stray from it.

And that Tag is as hideous as the last time I saw it. Are you that guy with the motorcycle who lives in the middle of nowhere?

>> No.57686673

I don't live in the middle of nowhere m8. But yeah, that's me!

>> No.57686733

That Tag looks like it came out of a fucking vending machine

>> No.57686816

How's the Seiko SNK563-J for a first mechanical watch?

>> No.57686859

Good to see you again. I hate your watch.

But I'd still get that Speedmaster if it will replace the Tag. You can actually get some use of the chronograph by timing how long it takes for Ninefag to come along and shit on its movement.

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Hey guys, not really a watch fanatic but my grandad passed away recently and my grandma game me this. Its not expensive or anything (like £30) but id love to know if I looked retarded wearing it. Here's it next to my gay fitness watch

>> No.57686964

good as long as you like it

>> No.57687003

There's something off about this piece, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

>> No.57687067

Google says talking watches are a real thing. What does it sound like?

>> No.57687160

>how fucking retarded

>> No.57687637

Is only joke my friend
They look cool

>> No.57687727
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Is $5k basically the best price range I can hope for when looking to purchase a relatively recent Rolex Explorer I?

>> No.57687991

The SARB line's steel bands aren't any better.
Stamped clamps, hollow end links, etc.

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Thoughts on the Seiko SNZG15J1?

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enjoy ur shitter

SARBs are shitters

thought is it's a shitter

you live in the middle of shitter country

first mechanical shitter

>TAG is not a gentleman's watch.

gentleman's shitter

>> No.57688817

The sarb bracelet is milled clasp and endlinks though

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>The sarb bracelet is milled clasp and endlinks though


>> No.57689501

>The sarb bracelet is milled clasp and endlinks though
Mine wasn't.
They may have changed in the past three years, but never again will I spend more than $100 for a watch with a stamped clasp.

>> No.57689827

>never again
stamped clasp: the holocaust of watch accesories

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