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Correctly made OP edition

This thread is about the appreciation of watches, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that are required to make a fine watch.

>Required viewing for newbies:
https://youtu.be/508-rmdY4jQ

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

Previous thread: >>58195053

>> No.58219438 [DELETED] 

Give up with these would you? Hopefully you get ISP range banned for spamming. Yes, we get it you like watches but please get professional help about it.

>> No.58219480 [DELETED] 
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>>58219438
(You)

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>>58219438

>> No.58219546

Any recommendations for a rubber strap on an SKX? I like the look of the Isofrane ones but they are a little pricey.

>> No.58219566 [DELETED] 

>>58219480
>(You)
..........

>> No.58219643

Hi guys, I'm hoping you can advice me. I'm looking for a really good, mechanical Swiss watch, my budget is $30.
Please respond

>> No.58219657

>>58219643
>really good, mechanical Swiss watch
>$30
ha

>> No.58219816

>>58219657
if you hunt you can find a used swatch sistem 51 for 60-70

>> No.58219853

>>58219816
I believe he said "good."

>> No.58219930
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is there anything like the 5227 in the sub ~300$ range?

i dont understand why it's so hard to find a something similiar, it's not like it's a complicated design, it's perfectly done and simple. but it seems everything affordable in this style seems to fuck up something so simple in one way or another. I just want something with this dial.

>> No.58219969

>>58219930
>anything like
>fuck up something so simple in one way or another
So do you want something like it or do you want a fake patek

>> No.58219995

>>58219930
damn son, this is one good looking piece !
how much does it cost second hand ?

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>>58219930
I was about to suggest this for you but I saw
>water resist
and knew that I had failed

>> No.58220037
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>>58219969
well ok let me explain the design elements i like about this dial

- I like no numerals, and bonus points if the 12 is just another numeral and not accentuated like a double hash
- date window is unimportant, don't care either way
- not too much garbage on the dial, i really don't need to see water resistance, automatic, etc
- sub minute markers are fine

pic related is the one I've liked the most (sarb 072 or sarb 033) but the sub-sub minute markers really bother me, as does the "23 jews" on the dial. like these both are completely unnecessary to me

>> No.58220057

>>58220037
looks like you will just have to bite the bullet on the patek

>> No.58220067
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58220067

Someone told me he thought oyster and other metal bands are effeminate, I have always thought the opposite.

what do you think?

>> No.58220088

>>58220067
Bracelets are manly as fuck, what a retard.

>> No.58220131

>>58220037

sterile parnis, tons of variations, google it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/46mm-sterile-black-dial-luminous-marks-submariner-automatic-mens-wrist-watch-B23-/122059057898?hash=item1c6b496aea:g:snEAAOSwdzVXltWo

>> No.58220148

>>58220088

2 people told me that, i thought it might be a thing

>> No.58220178

>>58220067
a brushed stainless steel bracelet in oyster, engineer or shark mesh is fairly masculine.

There are less overtly masculine bracelets like the jubilee but it is not necessarily feminine.

You shouldn't base your decisions on some fuckwits opinion about sexual orientation of links of metal

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>>58220037
>- sub minute markers
>sub-sub minute markers
So when you say "sub minute" markers you mean minute markers, and when you say "sub sub minute" you mean seconds, right?

You'll have to keep looking. A distinct 12 o'clock marker helps orient you in the absence of a date window though.

There's a lot of vintage watches that may be similar. They might say "automatic" or "precision" or the number of jewels, instead of "Geneve" like the PP does.

>>58220067
Goofballs. You can make a bracelet for either sex.

>> No.58220227

>>58220178
>You shouldn't base your decisions on some fuckwits opinion about sexual orientation of links of metal

i agree but I didn't know if it was a commonly held thought out there

>>58220191
>Goofballs. You can make a bracelet for either sex.

yeah I was basically told leather or nato or it looks like you are in it for the bling and that is gay

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58220253

So, /wt/, is the Jaeger LeCoultre Geophysic True Second the ultimate aggressively contrarian piece of haute horlogerie?

I actually find this complication charming as hell, especially for the venom it appears to inspire by the desperately aspirational horrified at the thought that others might not realize how much they spent on a watch.

>> No.58220254

>>58220037
You "tried" to explain and justify your autism. Good werk, anon.

>> No.58220255

>>58220191
>A distinct 12 o'clock marker helps orient you in the absence of a date window though.

it's not the end of the world if it is accentuated but i'd prefer it without. i can deal with either or.

>There's a lot of vintage watches that may be similar. They might say "automatic" or "precision" or the number of jewels, instead of "Geneve" like the PP does.

alright

>So when you say "sub minute" markers you mean minute markers, and when you say "sub sub minute" you mean seconds, right?

yeah.


is it possible to change a chapter ring (on the sarb033)? like if I open it up is it going to be a dial with a seperate and removable chapter ring? or is the dial just one piece folded up at the perimeter to form a chapter ring, meaning you can't replace it

>> No.58220273

>>58219853
can't have everything

>> No.58220292

>>58220255

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-46mm-Rosegold-PVD-Case-White-Sterile-Dial-Brown-Strap-Mens-Automatic-Watches-/201645027659?hash=item2ef2faf14b:g:nWwAAOSw65FXrnT7

>> No.58220294

>>58220227
>yeah I was basically told leather or nato or it looks like you are in it for the bling and that is gay
Some people have never enjoyed a quality bracelet. It's probably some subconscious association of all bracelets with the more gaudy two-tone and diamond encrusted ones.

Not the kind of people you want to listen to about watches.

>>58220255
>is it possible to change a chapter ring (on the sarb033)?
It should be. That being said I'm sure if it would be easy to find a replacement for it.

>> No.58220303

>>58220253
maybe, but keep in mind your second hand will never align with your indices.

>> No.58220317

>>58220292
I'm sure he didn't want something terrible. And something that includes so many of the elements he asked not to have, like numeral and double hash 12 o'clock.

And it's 46mm.

>> No.58220323

>>58220067
Metal bands on a watch? Shit, most fellas I know have metal bands on their watches. And they are career faggots. That is some way of them recognizing themselves when in large company. Oyster ones are for king faggots. They represent rank. There are other rules about color ( rose gold likes taking it up the ass, and prolapse play ) for example.... I will have to ask bkut the lkst of rules and post here...

I use their services sometimes. As you might understand.

But they say metal bands are for fags.

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>>58220253

>> No.58220328

>>58220317

wristlets

>> No.58220332
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>>58220292
bro are you blind?

i asked for a conservative dress watch and you're reccomending me this massive ayy-lmao looking shit?

>> No.58220338

>>58220323
>But they say metal bands are for fags.

i knew it

>> No.58220344

>>58220253
And yet, they forgot to add a day complication. Fuck you, fuck them and fuck their agressively contrarian piece of haute horlogerie. And fuck you for making me type this shit.

>> No.58220361

>>58220323
rose gold anything is for people who like their anus expanded

>> No.58220369

>>58220253
Deadbeat seconds is pretty well understood to be on, mostly, very expensive watches.

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liek?

>> No.58220411

>>58220386
yes

>> No.58220421

>>58220411

finally you picky bastard :^)

>> No.58220422

>>58220037
>>58219930
>>58220191

lookie lookie what i found http://www.chrono24.com/hamilton/jazzmaster-slim--id4371217.htm

r8

>> No.58220443

>>58220361
Every time I see a metal bracelet on a watch, an image flashes before my eyes...

An image of Miami Vice gay blowjobs. Guys stroking dix, while massive shiny metal bracelets jump up and down their wrists.

And I have an urge to vomit. Hence, I want nothing to do with people wearing bracelets of any kind.

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>> No.58220452

>>58220386
i don't know if you're posting that to reccomend for me >>58220037 or just in general but there's no way that's in the 300$ range if you're reccomending

>> No.58220483

what is the difference between a sub min marker and a sub-sub min marker?

>> No.58220503

>>58220483
i meant minute and second markers when i said that, it's been a long day

>> No.58220520

>>58220503

are min markers and second markers not the same markers?

>> No.58220531

>>58220447
barf

>>58220520
shit, they are

>> No.58220540

>>58220531

post some watches you think fit the bill and that you like nineball

>> No.58220577

>>58220443
>An image of Miami Vice gay blowjobs. Guys stroking dix, while massive shiny metal bracelets jump up and down their wrists.

hot

go on....

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>>58220540
The dude (or you, if it's you) just literally needs to sit down and browse vintage watches until they find something they like.

Benrus, Hamilton, Gruen, Elgin, Bulova. Maybe even a Ulysse Nardin or something.

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The gang's all here

>> No.58220602

>>58220583

>has double 12 markers
>lists jews,
>has second/min markers

ok

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>>58220602
I said a lot of times they'll list jewels or something in the same place Patek puts "Geneve."

Seiko is one of the brands that will actually put nothing but their name on the top of the dial, but then they'll put stuff on the bottom.

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I wore a mechanical Seiko for years because I thought I was supposed to

It was uncomfortable and heavy. Now I wear this 24/7 and forget it's there until I check the time or need a timer or stopwatch

My Seiko lost 30 seconds or more a month, this loses less than 5

Have you accepted the digital god?

>> No.58220674

I have a watch i like but the lume is shit

how much would it cost to get it seiko quality lumed?

>> No.58220686

>>58220673

I can't wear those because I am 6'7 and have 9 inch wrists

i own one too, it just sits in a box because i cant put it on

;_;

>> No.58220746

>>58220674
I am not sure you can normally get seiko lumibrite. You may be able to get some superluminova

>> No.58220765

>>58220746

how much would it cost to have it done?

i can't stand not being able to tell the time in the dark

>> No.58220791

>>58220601
Nice 5S21 there. Should have gone with a snow frake if you wanted a white dial'd spring drive though.

>> No.58220822

>>58220791
Thanks. It may not be valuable or prestigious but it's one of the favorites of the collection.

It's actually a champagne dial in poor lighting. I might have gone with a snowflake, but it was a gift, and I'm certainly very happy with it.

>> No.58220903

>>58220765
I don't know. I think I've seen people talking about getting a dial re-lumed for 100-150? That's my best guess. I'd google it.

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>>58219378
ETA movements continue to remain the most popular ébauche movements in the world. Under their new directive from the Swiss government, ETA is allowed to reduce its supply to competitors by 30 percent in 2014-2015, 50 percent in 2016-2017 and by 70 percent by 2018-2019.

It is widely known that ETA is hopeful that by 2023, it will have the ability to choose who it offers its supply to and will be able to restrict sales to certain competitors it does not wish to support.

>> No.58221024

>>58220938
Maybe we'll see some fucking watchmakers in 2024 then

>> No.58221032

>>58221024
nope. They'll either do it before then or they'll probably never do it

>> No.58221037

>>58220602
The calatrava has second and minute markers. Are you asking for a Movado or what?

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>>58220583
>>58221037

alright i got it. this >>58220602 isn't me, i only have a problem with sub-second markers not normal second/minute markers. check pic related for what i was trying to convey was fine, and what was no okay since there is obviously some confusion due to the shit phrasing i used

>>58220938
so that's a good thing right? so there will be no more shitters like steinhart just dropping eta into dogshit?

>> No.58221131

>>58221108
They'll just use china, soprod or other.

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is the man on the moon a special edition of the speedmaster or is it slang for everything grouped under "moon watch" on the speedmaster section of omega's online catalogue?

it's like torture trying to find this shit through google

>> No.58221801

>>58221131
>They'll just use china, soprod or other.

at least steinhart and their ilk not being able to put "swiss made" on their dials will take away yet another rationalization for why they aren't garbage from their owners

>>58220447
wtf is "vince camuto"?

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Hi guys i need your advice.
I recently bought a Grand Seiko Sbga029 steel diver and while i like the watch its quite big.
I am being offered a trade for this watch against a GS sbge009 gmt + orient saturation diver wwyd? Pic is the sbge009

>> No.58222085

>>58221970
GS divers are way too big. I'm not a fan of GMT watches but if that's more comfortable than the diver I'd make that trade. Orient diver is something you can actually wear as a beater, so that's a plus.

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>>58222085
Thx for the feedback i was thinking the same not a fan of orient but this is their top of the line as a bonus, will be good as a beater or for when i go to holiday places where my rolex would gather too much attention

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>>58219546
I got an Isofrane knockoff from Borealis because I really liked the style. After reading about the alternatives, it seemed the Borealis one was the best option if you don't want to spend more than the price of your watch on a strap... And also have a small wrist. The ones from Obris Morgan are also good apparently, and available in more colours, but they can't accomodate a wrist under 7".

And while I can't compare to an actual Isofrane, it feels quite good on the wrist. It seems really solid so far. Would buy again.

>> No.58222379

>>58221655
man on the moon is the one that went there.

321 movement or whatever the modern handwind only movement is now, since it is based on the 321 I believe

Hesilite crystal, Speedmaster Professional.

That's the First Omega in Space, which commemorates the first Nasa approved Omega to be worn on an astronaut mission, which was not to the moon.

As far as I know "Man on the Moon" is a community given name, not marked by Omega, and references a specific version of the Speedmaster Professional

>> No.58222414

>>58220303
I can't find a single photograph or video of the second hand not hitting the indices perfectly.

>> No.58222446

>>58220673
Do you mean digital or quartz?

>> No.58222455
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why does /g/ hate Russian watches

>> No.58222461

>>58222455
get a seiko loser

>> No.58222462

>>58220938
Didn't they walk back from that since then though?

>> No.58222482

>>58222455
but /g/ loves russian watches what

>> No.58222484

>>58222455
Movements equal shit and they look like USSR

>> No.58222513

>>58222484
Yeah, the USSR ones are bad, I would feel like I was betraying Hitler wearing a commie one. But I really like just plain Russian ones with no politics

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58222581

Hey /wt/,

Thinking about picking up an Seiko SRP703, seems like a relatively low cost watch that looks quite nice. Thoughts? Open to better suggestions, things I'm looking for

>Black/dark navy blue dial
>Metal braclet
>Simple face
>Not too thick

I will be wearing it every day, I had a leather band watch and have gone through 2 bands in the past year because they fell apart from use.

What am I getting myself into with and automatic watch? As an every day watch I assume it will have enough movement to keep time?

Is there anything else to be aware of or think about? I'm new to watches

Thanks!

>> No.58222611
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>>58219930
>sbge009 gmt

holy fuck what a bulky piece of shit

>> No.58222616

>>58222581
Depends on the movement but usually theres power for at least 40 hours.

>> No.58222620
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>>58222611
that is a patek philippe calatrava.

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>>58222620
whoops, meant to respond to >>58221970

also minimalist watches are kinda goofy, though I am a sucker for this baby right hurr

>> No.58222651

>>58222616
Seiko did say on their website that it has power for up to 41 hours, but I'm concerned that being automatic, it might be more prone to loosing time, but I wouldn't know

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>>58222581
I had the limited edition blue version (SRPA29) of this watch for a while until it got sold.

The 4R35 movement is solid overall, and the aesthetically design is classic Seiko.

It has one big issue, it's too damn big for the case style and lugs. It's extremely uncomfortable to wear, even on my wrist which easily accommodates a Monster. The folded link bracelet is trash as well.

Get a SARB033 instead, better in every way.

>> No.58222666

Daily reminder that if you have a gold watch you're a nigger.

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>>58222631
i don't know if i would consider a 5227 "minimalist", it's just a simple conservative design

minimalist to me means like, a nomos or one of those shitty instrmnt 01 watches

>> No.58222698

>>58222651
All seikos I've owned keep time within like a second per day, which is pretty fantastic

you might want to save up the extra hunnid dollars and get the SARB for the better quality everything

>>58222670
Rose gold is eugh, but the design is bretty good. I'd just prefer a thousand plus dollar plus watch to look less like a ten dollar watch

>> No.58222701

>>58222651
Eh.. With any movement you may lose time or gain time. It's just what you get.

For example if I leave my watch flat for the night it gains time but if I leave it sideways it loses time. Pretty easy to balance every once in a while.

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>posting grail

>absolut 10/10

>one day I'll buy one
:^)

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If you saw someone wearing a wooden watch, would you spit on him

>> No.58222859

>>58222784
>tiny 7 and 8
>no date
>that many dollars

wew lad

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>>58222859
>He doesn't get it
You need to see one irl

>> No.58222915
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>>58222904

>> No.58222920

>>58222581
>I had a leather band watch and have gone through 2 bands in the past year because they fell apart from use.
Don't use shit straps.
You can put any strap on any watch. Get one good leather strap and it will never fall apart.

>> No.58222929

>>58222904
>You need to see one irl

have you? or are you just stealing lawyeranon's style

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>>58222915

>> No.58222968

>>58222784
why is f.p journe wanked so much

>> No.58222996
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>>58222929
>have you?
Yes I saw one when I went to LA this year, thereis a boutique there

Didn't care that much for the CB before, but damn, when I try it I knew this is my perfect watch
Now I just need 20 grand

lawyeranon ruined cheap watches for me. :^(

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>>58222631
Thats the actual watch see crown guard and dial are different. Its a cool textured dial watch is 39mm so should be fine

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>>58222998
Bonus gratuitous wrist shot of my 16613 in the cold morning sun

>> No.58223029

>>58222968
Because people like to suck off the lawyer who owns one in these threads

>> No.58223063

>>58222968
https://monochrome-watches.com/fp-journe-chronometre-bleu-review-live-photos-price/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ciWgA1QiMk

>> No.58223094

>>58223018

That is one ugly watch.

>> No.58223120

>>58220067
Not really but bitches seem to love the presidential.

>> No.58223181
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58223181

A friend of mine is thinking of dropping his money on Earnshaw's ES-8049-01 for -60% of it's listing price.
Which brings me to question what movement it has, and how dogshit are they? Aesthetics aside.

>> No.58223194

>>58223181
>how dogshit are they?
very

>> No.58223206

>>58223194
Are all of Earnshaws' using the same movements or are there any redeeming/better than this models?

>> No.58223212

My main concern with getting a SARB is the $100 price increase, which does make a difference to a broke ass uni student, cause I don't know if something will come up in a week and suddenly disposable income is gone

>>58222660
Thanks for the info, not too sure what you mean about too big? I'm currently wearing a Fossil AM4514 (my grandad gave it to me, so I didn't complain, no he's not dead yet and he said it was a crap watch himself so I've no grievances buying a new one) and its 44mm which looks fine on my hand (big hands) and the 703 is 42mm?

I'm moderately built although slim so I thought that the thinner bezels would look a little better on my wrists.

Although if the watch really is that uncomfortable and the bracelet is shitty I'll go a different route.

>>58222698
That puts my concerns about timekeeping at rest thanks

>>58222920
True, although I really like the look of leather straps, I'd prefer not to have something that is susecptiable to solvents/oil(the antileather hydrocarbon variants)/water. Essentially I don't want an everyday watch that I have to be super careful with before getting my hands dirty. In the future once, I finish my degree, I'd be entirely open to getting a really nice dress watch with a leather strap. If you catch my meaning

>> No.58223374

>>58223212
>I'm moderately built although slim so I thought that the thinner bezels would look a little better on my wrists.

It all depends on the wrist circumference really.

>Although if the watch really is that uncomfortable and the bracelet is shitty I'll go a different route.
>My main concern with getting a SARB is the $100 price increase, which does make a difference to a broke ass uni student, cause I don't know if something will come up in a week and suddenly disposable income is gone

Tell that to a soldier who's supposed to live off 230$ per month and still has a SARB.

>> No.58223402

>>58223181
Looks like crap.

>> No.58223405

>>58223181
>for -60% of it's listing price.
None was ever sold at list.
Like Invicta and many other shitter watches, they have an inflated MSRP to make you think you're getting a good deal, while you're in fact overpaying.

>> No.58223422

>>58223212
44mm is huge. What's your wrist circumference?

>leather straps
fair enough.

>> No.58223504

I was thinking of getting a Bewell ZS wood watch cuz if it ever breaks i can use it as a fire starter

>> No.58223508

>>58223422
I don't have anything to meausre them with, but probably big

>> No.58223550

>>58223508
Wrap a strip of paper around your wrist, mark it when it does a 360 around it, and measure with a ruler.

>> No.58223680
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58223680

>>58223550

>> No.58223705

>>58223680
>>58223550
I couldn't even find a ruler in this house so this will have to do

>> No.58224044

>>58223680
There seems to be a little lug overhang, aka it's a little to big4u.

>> No.58224104

>>58224044
well he's wearing it on his hand for starters

>> No.58224125

>>58224104
No shit.

If he'd actually wear it on his wrist he might have noticed that it's 2big4him.

>> No.58224138
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58224138

what's up m80s?

>> No.58224212
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>>58224138
My dick lmao

>> No.58224245

>>58224212
shit i've gained weight since i last used this strap

>> No.58224472

>>58224125
>>58224044
I just wear it where its comfortable, its loose

>> No.58224501

>>58224472
If I had something smaller would it be more comfortable on my wrist? Like I said, newfag to watches

>> No.58224523
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58224523

>>58224501
Yes.

Also, wear it on your wrist and not your hand.

>> No.58224580

>>58224523
The more you know, so considering thats a 44mm, 42mm would still be too big?

>> No.58224699

>>58224580
Just buy a SARB.

>> No.58224738

>>58224699
ok

>> No.58224743

Going to Asia soon
What wat h should I cop ova there with my powerful ameribucks?

>> No.58224759

>>58224738
thanks /wt/

>> No.58224774

>>58224743
Asia is a big place anon, where specifically?

>> No.58224795

>>58223374
Are you israeli? Thats not a lot for the military

>> No.58224878

>>58224795
That's what they pay all standard conscription soldiers here.

>> No.58224887

>>58224774
Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan

Preferably Philippines since the exchange is 40 to 1

>> No.58224917

>>58224887
It's 50 to 1 but I wonder if you know what it really means.

>> No.58224950

>>58224917
What should I cop anon-kun?

I wanna cop 1 beater water resistant and 1 fancy one.

What would you cop?

>> No.58224951

>>58219995
>patek 5227
about £12k

>> No.58225029

>>58223018
>16613
two-tone TWO-TONE

>> No.58225225

>>58223018
Nice Invicta anon.

>> No.58225363

>>58220369

Not by the desperately aspirational who have been quite loudly horrified everywhere on the internet that watch has been discussed precisely by the existential terror that someone might not recognize how much they spent on such a watch an accord them the correct amount of purchased "prestige."

>> No.58225470

>>58225363
I'm surprised the earth hasn't cracked in half with how hard you're tipping your fedora.

>> No.58225550

>get a SKX007
>decide to swap the bezel
>can't find a single bezel I like

Aside from ebay, seikoboy and dagaz, where can I find suitable bezels?

>> No.58225665

>>58222840
yes

>> No.58225688

>>58225550
Certain ceramic Parnis bezels fit. It might look silly with the standard flat crystal, that would be a good excuse to swap it for a double dome sapphire crystal

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>>58225550
They look pretty good with the Rolex Submariner style bezel inserts. I've got a red one on my SXK009

>> No.58225863

>>58225709
i love the skx but hate when people dress them to look like a rolex

>> No.58225870
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58225870

>>58225688
>>58225709
The issue isn't with the insert, but the bezel itself. I'm basically in love with both smooth bezels, and bezels with actual grippable edges.

But smooth bezels have no grip, ratchet nor indicator, they look great but provide no function. Now I could add some lume dot and knurl the edges, but still it wouldn't ratchet. Meanwhile, there is no decent grippable bezel with a decent gear/crenel edge, only flat as fuck coin edge bezels like those on stock SKX. There are a few good ones though, but they're XBOXHUEG with cringeworthy stylized shark teeth.

I'm genuinely considering having one custom made desu.

>> No.58225885

Who needs a stupid watch when you have a phone?

>> No.58225901

>>58225885
Why would you use a pocket watch in this day and age?

>> No.58225917

>>58225901
It does more than just showing the hours

>> No.58225922
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58225922

>>58225885
>need
No communists allowed here, kid.

Unless they're watches.

>> No.58225944
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58225944

>>58225870
>tfw when you're waiting on a case for your Amphibia

I'm still wondering if i should get a SKX009 while they are still widely available and get a turtle later or just ditch the SKX entirely.

Also, just picked up the Ray MK.ll.

>> No.58225960

>>58225944
>just ditch the SKX entirely
this
it's not that great a watch

>> No.58225962

>>58225470

You have that exactly backwards: It's the people who buy watches based on how much "prestige" they expect the watch to accord them doing the fedora tipping imitation.

>> No.58226011

>>58225944
Nah dude, SKX are great, but then it doesn't really make sense to pick a SKX and a turtle, I mean it's almost the same watch, and you're certainly not going to be wearing the two.

The SKX is just the basic, average dive watch, nothing exceptional about it, but it's a solid one still. It can be easily customized, there are countless parts available, and it fits on any strap and bracelet, unlike more original watches which are more limited in customization and choice of straps.

>> No.58226056

>>58225960
>it's not that great a watch
I agree to some extent, but some part of me still wants one.

Guess i'll just slap a solid link jubilee onto a black turtle when i get one and and call it a day. (Might as well get a decent bracelet for the Orient on the way).

>>58226011
I already have a Monster and now also blue Ray, and i've had a couple of 007's before.

I know full well what they are worth.

>> No.58226102

Hey /wt/
OK so I'm looking for an automatic watch with a visible movement on the behind of the case.
It should be around £100 max £150 and have a butterfly clasp bracelet strap. The dial should be fairly minimal. I was lookin at seiko sarbs but they b too expensive. I'm open to suggestions.

>> No.58226160

>>58222840
no. instead i would donate to thearc.org

>> No.58226174

>>58226102
Seiko 5, yep.

>> No.58226191

>>58225944
I have a pepsi skx and a blue turtle and generally like the skx more. I like the case better, and think the hands and dial have more character. The Turtle though does have the perks of a better movement, and I still love them both.

>> No.58226205

>>58226102
>butterfly clasp bracelet strap.
so a bracelet or a leather strap or what?

>> No.58226219

>>58226102
>butterfly clasp bracelet strap
>I was lookin at seiko sarbs

You're really confusing yourself. The SARB has a two button milled clasp.

Just look for a Seiko 5, Seiko 5 sports, Orient Symphony, various other new Orient models with a display caseback, new Citizen automatic's like the NP4040-54A/NP4040-54E or other new Citizen models.

>>58226191
More or less where i was going to.

I'll see how it turns out, as for now i'm still collecting the funds.

>> No.58226331

>>58226102
I'd honestly not go for something on a bracelet at that price point. The cheaper bracelets are made either entirely or partially of hollow links and feel terribly cheap.
The sarbs are honestly the cheapest you can go while still having a decent quality bracelet, and the only complaints about the watch I have seen still pertain to that bracelet.

You can still buy something cheap on a bracelet, but be prepared for disappointment and feeling obliged to replace it with a leather band or nato. Seiko 5's are nice.

>> No.58226526

>>58226102

If you decide on a Seiko 5, they're currently 40% off on Amazon.

>> No.58226595

what like is the SNKM97

>> No.58226597

I'm in the market for a watch. Current one I own is a cheap (I think?) Lorus, 15 years old. It's automatic and the dial looks okay but that's all it's got going for it really. The finish is peeled as fuck.

I'm looking for something simple, practical and minimal. Automatic. Black. Keeps good time. Not fussed about date windows unless it can account for month length. Budget £150 but could stretch to £200 if worth it.

I wear jeans/t-shirts/hoodies pretty much exclusively so I figure a NATO strap would be best.

Any suggestions appreciated.

>> No.58226603

>>58220323
>Oyster ones
I always thought of Rolex as the mark of people who celebrate their mid life crisis.

>> No.58226624

>>58226597
save your time dont buy a cheap what get a omega and have it for years

>> No.58226667

>>58226597
>It's automatic
Is it? I was sure Lorus only had quartz in their lineup.

what do you think about an snk809?
> I figure a NATO strap would be best
you can put almost any watch on any strap you want.

>> No.58226699

>>58226624

I'm not in a position to spend thousands on a watch.

>>58226667
>I was sure Lorus only had quartz in their lineup.

I'm probably mistaken - it's kinetically powered, which I assumed was specific to automatics.

>what do you think about an snk809?
I've been looking at the snk809 and looks wise I really like it but there seem to be a lot of complaints about losing time (20+ seconds per day).

>you can put almost any watch on any strap you want

Makes sense.

>> No.58226797

>>58226595
Like a watch?

>> No.58226808
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58226808

Convince me not to get a dank stingray leather strap.

>> No.58226820

>>58226808
hell no i won't do that, get one and post pics
Are they expensive?

>> No.58226830

>>58225550
On that topic, who could help me get those parts on the watch? I mean, I have neither the tools nor the skills for that, so who could help with that? Are there such services on the internet from the people that sell those parts, like you send them your watch and they mount the parts on it?

>> No.58226864

>>58221032
By then the escape wheel, pallet, balance wheel and hairspring will all be defined by lithography and made by dry etching ceramic materials.

They are getting there: http://www.woundforlife.com/2014/05/07/technical-notes-baselworld-2014-escapement-news/

>> No.58226878

>>58226820
They're pretty much the same price as most leather straps, from $30 to $80 depending on quality and style. Stingray leather appearance can vary quite wildly, it's mostly about the pearly patterns on it which are quite random, and the price reflects that.

>> No.58226879
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58226879

>>58225917
So it the modern day equivalent of this, without the handyness of wearing it on your wrist, and you think that's cool?

>> No.58226970

>>58226699
>it's kinetically powered, which I assumed was specific to automatics
Nope, it's a quartz movement, but with a rotor charging the battery.

the 7s26 movement in the snk isn't regulated and can be quite inaccurate out of the box yes. most of them won't be that bad, but if you're unlucky, +20s/day is within parameters unfortunately. this can be solved by regulating the movement, but it's not that simple to do yourself, and not that cheap to have done by a watchmaker.

the dial of the SNK809 is (very close to) a Type B Flieger, they were old German pilot's watches. There are many on sale, but a lot of them are much bigger than the Seiko, some of them ridiculously big.
The "field watch" style is also quite close to that.

I don't know alternatives to it that are priced under the Hamilton Khaki, and that is over your budget...

>> No.58227028

>>>58214087
Hamilton khaki field is the perfect field watch, although I'd recommend a SNK809 for starters: it's cheap so u wont be sad if u break it, and U will learn a ton about autos.

I broke mine by dropping it, but im not sad since ive then started a collection and I have multiple watches.

>> No.58227169

>>58226808
a few threads ago some watchbro posted one that he made
imho, it looked a lot nicer than the one in your pic.

>> No.58227283

Sarb033 or sarb035

>> No.58227404

>>58227283
35

>> No.58227477
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>>58227169
Yeah it's not the best example of it, but good pictures are scarce. Both straps and information on them are hard to find too, and much of it seems way overpriced. Maybe DIYing my own would be the best solution.

Please come back stingray-kun!

>> No.58227629

>>58227283
033

>> No.58227982

>>58227283

My 035 will be here in a few weeks. Japan slow as fuck.

>> No.58228021
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58228021

>>58227477

Hey bud. It didn't turn out the greatest, but it was my first time working with stingray. Think I'll make another practice out of the blue and I have a black one in the mail. Stingray hides are really small so you have to use it efficiently.

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58228039

For the record, Bulang & Sons vintage style leather straps are REALLY nice. Expensive, but REALLY nice.

>> No.58228690

>>58228039
personally, i don't like that type of stitching

>>58228021
this looks much cooler

>> No.58228740

>>58228039

I can make you one for $40.

>> No.58228856

>>58228690

Okay

>>58228740

Well why don't you have a website advertising your services?

B&S, Hodinkee and VintageStraps all appear to source their vintage style straps from JP Menicucci in Italy. I was willing to spend the money on the basis of the pictures and reviews already out there about them.

>> No.58229230

>>58225550
Yobokies.

>> No.58229277

>>58229230
but it's in his post already

>> No.58229338 [DELETED] 

So, as this is all it takes for a bezel to be point locking, would it not be simple to mod a vostok to have a 60 or even 120 point bezel assuming you can find the parts?

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58229375

So, as this is all it takes for a bezel to be point locking, would it not be simple to mod a vostok to have a 60 or even 120 point bezel assuming you can find the parts?

This time with pic.

>> No.58229400

>>58229375
Yes assuming you find a fitting bezel?

>> No.58229416
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>> No.58229421

>>58229375
don't some special editions have a clicky bezel?

>> No.58229433

>>58229416
are the hands this close in color to the dial or is it just the pic? seems hard to read

>> No.58229443

>>58229433
It's the same lume on both.

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>>58219378
>Correctly made OP edition
Finally.

>> No.58229474

>>58229443
??????

>> No.58229498

>>58229421
To what I know they did a very limited run a few years ago.

>> No.58229553

Is there a Vostok for a wristlet? Really like the look on some of their watches, but they seem to be all over 42mm. Anything a 17cm wrist can wear?

>> No.58229556

>>58229277
Wtf is Seikoboy?

>> No.58229578

I'm looking for a specific collector Seiko posted in an old thread here a while back. Can anyone find it I forgot the name, but it was apparently decently priced and kind of a rare collectible, had a sharp blue face, that's all I remember.

>> No.58229616

>>58229556
it's what yobokies means

>>58229553
The 420 is 39mm. The 710 has the shortest lug-to-lug.

>> No.58229673
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i just got this form the postman, sorry i can't get a better pic w/my shitty iPhone 4

it's heavy, has a display back and it looks pretty nice in person, though i would prefer some sort of protection for the crown
pretty nice watch for $125.00, would buy again

the bracelet seems ok, how can you tell if the links are folded?
also, any advice on adjusting this bracelet?

>> No.58229686

>>58226879

Pretty sure they still make the same model.

Man, I remember having one of these. It was the best.

>> No.58229690

>>58229673
Do you have Alzheimer's too?

post a pic of the side of the bracelet so we can answer your questions

>> No.58229730

>>58229690
lmao i meant parkinson's
looks like i'm the one with alzheimers after all

>> No.58229766

>>58229690
>>58229730
will post bracelet pic a little later
but it seems like a standard Seiko bracelet
and, yes i know i'm just setting myself up for further abuse by describing it like that
i'm willing to accept whatever i get for my newfaggery

>> No.58229837

>>58229766
Well If it's like mine, you just pop out the locking parts from the link and remove/add more.

>> No.58230025

>>58229375
Hmn. Got no calipers to hand right now, will need to get my hands on some to get the measurements.

>> No.58230280
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So what is the hate with PVD in the strap guide? I bought a strap with PVD hardware ~3 months ago. I looks great and there isn't any scratching. Did the anon who wrote it just have a bad PVD experience?

>> No.58230312

>>58230280
small nato keepers aren't as bad, but a bracelet or case is likely to pick up scuffs that will remove the coating, then it will start flaking off
and yeah after 3 months you better not be having problems

>> No.58230431

>>58229416

https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/comments/5kx1ch/nomos_glashutte_minimatik_nachtblau/

>> No.58230449

>>58230280
i have a nato with pvd hardware and it's all peeling. I like it though, it suits the watch that it's on.

>> No.58230478

>>58230312
alright I guess like you said that was more focused towards full bands

>> No.58230721

>>58230280
What is PVD?

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58230730

>>58229616
I fell in love with those komandirskies. I've been looking dor a watch like that for some time and it fits my budget. God damnit sucks to be a wristlet. Why can't they make 38mm versiond of these..

>> No.58230734
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58230734

Hey so I am looking for a new watch.

>38mm to 34mm diameter
>Mechanical. Can be automatic but must be able to hand wind
>mesh bracelet without having a gap between the bracelet and the case

Found this. Thoughts? Don't know anything about Mido.

>> No.58230748

>>58230721
a method of coating metals. in the context of watches, it usually refers to a black coating on a steel watch, which is what most black watches use.

>>58230730
Oh you're looking at modern vostoks, not the classic designs. yeah you're out of luck then.

>> No.58230755
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58230755

>>58229616
I fell in love with those komandirskies. I've been looking for a watch like that for some time and it fits my budget. God damnit sucks to be a wristlet. Why can't they make 38mm versions of these..

>> No.58231040

>>58230755
Why did you delete your post

>> No.58231181

>>58229673
look at the sides of the links

>> No.58231214

>>58231040
It had typos.

>> No.58231326

>>58231214
who cars abot tpos

>> No.58231352

>>58231326
Get my girly wrist a vostok. Now.

>> No.58231439

what watch would you recommend to a full time waiter

>> No.58231475

>>58231439
where do you wait?

>> No.58231481

>>58222660
Link to the strap?

>> No.58231487

>>58231475
in a hotel im also a bartender

>> No.58231590

>>58219378

>if i put 30 or more jewels in my movement, it must mean quality

I guess when you have money to burn, paying for a name is more important than paying for taste.

>> No.58231686

>>58231481
It's just an extra thicc 5ring zulu strap.

>> No.58231734
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58231734

>>58222455

Because they're all hideous commie shit with at least two of the following:

>unreliable, prone to malfunction if they've even run in the last 30 years
>hideous design as if engineered by apes
>cold war era monuments to a shit political/economical system

The best things the Russians or Chi-comms ever engineered were things they stole or reverse engineered from Americans.

>> No.58231758

>>58222784
>>58222931
>>58222996

How much do you get paid to advertise this garbage here?

>> No.58231772

>>58231734
finally someone who agrees

>> No.58231778

>>58231758
Yes, because plebs on /g/ have the ability to blow 20k+ on a single wristwatch. Companies are definitely looking to advertise to a group that loathes being marketed towards. How retarded are you?

>> No.58231802

>>58225709

Red shit colors disappear and everything starts looking gray the further down you go. A red bezel is a dead giveaway that the watch is designed for posers.

I'm OK with Seiko products because their higher end watches are designed pretty nicely without a pompous over-inflated price tag, but if you ever want to impress a woman by pretending you dive, don't wear a watch with yellow, oranges, or reds.

>> No.58231832

>>58226808

Looks tacky as fuck. That texture looks so hideous that it would look right at home as a vinyl purse marketed to ghetto negresses with no taste.

>> No.58231895

>>58231778

>nobody ever viral markets on 4chan

Stay embarrassed because you got called out, you minimum wage paid third party advertisement agency pleb.

>> No.58231911
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>>58230734
MEsh bracelets are effeminate as fuck my mango

>> No.58231913

>>58231895
Ultra expensive luxury items wouldn't be, even if you think things are marketed here.

>> No.58231931

What's the purpose of jewels inside mechanical watch machinery?

>> No.58231932

>>58231487
Orient bambino or a similar low key dress watch

>> No.58231962

>>58231931
They're used to reduce friction on moving parts. On pivots, gears, etc.

>> No.58231967
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58231967

>>58231778

You think this is your super sekret club that no one knows about? You honestly believe it's outside of the realm of possibility for some trust fund SoCal douchebag to ever browse 4chan?

You confuse me anon, I keep hearing that 4chan is flooded with "normalfags" ever since 2008 and yet I'm also supposed to believe that everyone on 4chan is just an unemployed basement autist.

>> No.58231971

>>58231932
l like that bambino but they are harder to get hold of in uk

>> No.58231982

>>58229455
Your wrist is too thin for that watch. You look goofy.

>>58229416
>black hands on black face
into trash

>>58225944
cool, 80's?

>> No.58231993

>>58231932
pluss i was looking at the £2000-£3,500 range

>> No.58232000

>>58231931

This.>>58231962

But don't get fooled, the most efficient movements only need 21-24 jewels to be astoundingly accurate. Anything more than that is just showy excess to sucker you out of money, and even luxury watches use movements with synthetic jewels.

>> No.58232008
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58232008

This is 43mm, I accidentally ordered a 52mm watch the other day and didn't look at the size, or misread it. How screwed am I

>> No.58232013

>>58231778
You do know one of the regulars on /wt/ actually owns one of these? And that it's just one watch of the many, expensive ones he has.

>> No.58232025

>>58232008
your fucked that 43mm looks tad to big on you

>> No.58232028

>>58232008

Fellow lefty or do you just like wearing on your dominant hand?

>> No.58232031

>>58231967

There's usually less than 100 posters in a club, some of them probably the same as they post from their phones and computers. Millions and millions of users and 100 or less posters. What kind of dumbass marketing is wasting your time on a random fluxating group of people who can't afford it?

>> No.58232047

>>58232031

>i've never seen a rap video or any form of negro entertainment

>> No.58232051

>>58232031

>in a club

Meant to be thread, lol.

>> No.58232054

>>58231895
If you think some independent french watch autist who lives in the swiss alps, whose lowest priced watch comes at 20k USD, has time or desire to shill his watches on this anonymous Polynesian wood carving exchange site, then you must be geniunely stupid.

>> No.58232077

>>58232000
Yeah, for a basic time-only watch. You do realize the watches with 50 something jewels have complications, right?

>> No.58232097

>>58231993
Grand Seiko, unless you want some mountain jew shit

>> No.58232132

>>58232097
was thinking on a speedmaster or seamaster

>> No.58232156

>>58232077

Complications are one thing, but when you see some gaudy $2,400 watch with an hour hand, a minute hand, and lines instead of numbers on a dial that cost them 2 cents for some Taiwanese 6 year old to manufacture, you know you're being taken for a ride. All I'm saying is know what you're buying so you don't get ripped off, if you can't agree with that, you're a fool.

And really, anon, how many jewels do you need to accurately move a day and date dial that only moves once every 24 hours?

>> No.58232170

>>58232097

>mountain jew shit

Not him but I really need to know what this means.

>> No.58232182

>>58232170
TL note: mountain jew means swiss.

>> No.58232198

>>58232182

OK, I thought that's what it was but wanted to be certain.

>> No.58232211

>>58232170
Oh man I wonder what mountains could refer to huh Europe is a thing... Huh charging lots of money for stuff kinda jewishly... Basically dwarves... Rly maeks u think...

>> No.58232225

>>58232170
Switzerland has mountains. Swiss watches are priced higher than most of them are worth

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>>58231967
>yet I'm also supposed to believe that everyone on 4chan is just an unemployed basement autist.
That would probably be /k/. In /g/ and /sci/ we are mostly gainfully employed autists, boldly exploring new ranges on the spectrum.

>> No.58232256

>>58232132
Everyone and their grandfather has a speedy. Although I hate the movie tie-in, the 007 seamaster is pretty nice. Maybe save for an explorer?

>> No.58232307

>>58232047

That get seen by millions and millions of people.

>> No.58232319

>>58232251
I can't help but think this watch looks cheap due to the shape of the case & bezel. If I would blow 25k on something I'd at least want it to not look like a mallwatch.

>> No.58232384

>>58220037
Frederique Constant has some watches like that. More around 1000 I think, but still a long way from Patek prices.

>> No.58232457

>>58232256
are the speedys really that bad being common isnt a bad thing right ?

>> No.58232547

>>58232457
They're super common for a lot of reasons, I'd like to think the main reason being that they're probably on of the most aesthetic chronographs on the market.

>> No.58232565
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58232565

Really thinking about buying this.

Is it too edgy to own a "nazi pilot watch" ?

>> No.58232590

>>58231802
Women aren't impressed by men that dive. Also I bought it because I like it, not to try and impress women.

>> No.58232594

>>58232565
yes. But I mean if you want it, get it.

>> No.58232597

>>58232565

No one will even know anything other than it's a watch.

>> No.58232612

>>58232565
Literally noone would think that in real life. Even here, I've never seen them being associated with nazis. You need to get off /pol/ every once in a while.

>> No.58232614

>>58232251
>watch with a 13 oclock
ayy lmao fuck off rich space fuckers, galileo wasn't into that star magic shit

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>>58231911
Does that say 'the first and only watch on the moon"?

I think Bulova would begin to differ.

>> No.58232620

>>58232565
Just get a tisell :^). At least then you aren't pretending it isn't chinkshit.

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>>58232616
Nevermind the tuning forks used for the instrument clocks of the lunar lander.

>> No.58232686

>>58232643
Too bad they turned their backs on the glorious fork, in the end all they did was get outshined twice, once by the speedmaster and once by the megasonic

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58232745

>>58232686
Well the megasonic (and other tuning fork omegas) movement was designed by max hetzel anyway. Would be nice if someone made a modern tuning fork movement.

>> No.58232773

>>58232319
The bezel and crown are indubitably the weakest points of this design.

>>58232614
>watch with a 13 oclock
What is strange about that? The sun hand (as well as the lunar hand) has to be on a 24 hour dial.

>star magic
?

>> No.58233036

>>58232251

>tip

>> No.58233056

>>58232590

Doubt it.

>> No.58233405

>>58229673
this guy

i went to the Miseki Jewelry, looking for a leather strap - no luck, 20mm was the biggest size he had - Oh! watch is VERY BIG!
but he took two links out for me for $10 cash money.
the watch IS comically big

>> No.58233424
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58233424

If you wanna be a one watch man. which watch would you guys get? I'm thinking about a speedmaster.

>> No.58233427

>>58232616
Elaborate ...

>> No.58233468

>>58233427
It's not like "bulova moon watch" doesn't return any useful results on google

>> No.58233537

>>58233424
hmm, speedmaster is a good choice.

I'd go with a tudor blackbay with the black bezel.

>> No.58233555

>>58233424
Speekmaster or explorer 2

>> No.58233571

>>58233537
mmm blackbay

>> No.58233658

Is there more places to read up on watch redpills? I keep seeing it repeated everywhere that swatch group is terrible, tag is worse than dogshit, tossit, steinharts are bad, stowas are shit, this is a meme, that's a meme, etc. And some of these I already know why, but where do I find a place that could help me find out more? it's not that I don't believe it, but google only gives me hugbox watch forums and shilled watch review sites.

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58233713

>>58226879
Literally me today:
>going through airport
>empty pockets
>go through scanner
>basically only one cause KDAB is always empty
>look at screen with TSA guy waiting for result
>small box flagged over left wrist
>confused cause my watches never get flagged and I don't take them off cause I'd rather not have my hamilton or seiko nigged
>forgot today I was wearing my ca53
>guy pays down wrist and checks out my watch
"Haha, didn't know they still made these things lmao"
Pic related, planes I didn't fly on today cause taking a low cost carrier

>> No.58233753

>>58233658
>everything is shilled and people on forums know nothing
go live in a cave then and just give up

>> No.58233800

>>58233658

Here.

That's mostly it, since all the blogs are paid shills and most of he forums are hugboxes (though the Stowa, TAG and Panerai scandals did all have big WUS threads).

It's actually quite scary, but a thread full of sperging autists on /g/ is pretty much the best place to talk about watches on the internet.

>> No.58233816

>>58233753
You clearly lack reading comprehension because I've yet to find any sites that give actual critical reviews. That's the good thing about 4chan, doesn't pull any punches, but maybe I'm too deep in /wt/ autism and I shouldn't believe what I see here, but I prefer to err on the pessimistic side.

>> No.58233824
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58233824

>>58233658
JLC and PP er good. Am thinking of pic. related.

>> No.58233837

>>58222366

That's just what I've been looking for, thanks!

>> No.58233855

>>58232643
they make noise and consume alot of battery
other than that i like them

>> No.58233875
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THIS PUPPY HAS TOMB RAIDER SCRIBED IN ITS ESSENCE

>> No.58233883
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58233883

>>58233824

God I LOATHE the Arabic numerals on JLC Master models. The Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar is MILES better looking (and twice as expensive...)

>> No.58233928
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THIS IS SIMPLY THE BEST WATCH EVER MADE

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>> No.58234022

>>58233928
Pulsar kek

>> No.58234338

>>58233816
This, I've yet to see negative review on any watch, absolutely all watches are rated as perfect must buys, and don't get me started how had the sites are just relistings stats and are made for the sole purpose of ad revenue

>> No.58234657

>>58233424
he's a big guy

>> No.58234666
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58234666

Well /wtg/, I bought $100 of watch repair stuff. Will be taking apart and oiling a Chinese movement. Stauer.

Everyone's telling me not to. I'll probably foobar this $60 watch I got for free, but will learn a lot and will hopefully be able to oil my next one.

Feel free call me a faggot or whatever. I like learning about things by taking them apart. Enough info exists on line.

Wish me luck!

>> No.58234686

>>58234666
hey Satan, you might be a faget, but that's still pretty cool.
may luck shine upon you dear anon

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>>58234666

Closeup of movement. Here's the guide I'll be following

http://www.thewatchguy.com/pages/repair.html

>> No.58234716

>>58233875
>THIS PUPPY HAS I SUCK COCKS SCRIBED IN ITS ESSENCE

>> No.58234721

>>58234686
Lol yeah my 666 doesn't make me confident in undoing the first screw

>> No.58235152

>>58233875

I wish more watches had compasses.

Useful ones though.

>> No.58235208

>>58232565

I dont see why people like this design.

>> No.58235233

>>58235208

I don't see why people like the Royal Oak. Preference ya fuck.

>> No.58235267

>>58235233

WOW. rude.

>> No.58235321

>>58235208
It's minimalist, other people like gold chromed bling machines

>> No.58235380

>>58235321

Again, preference. I wasn't asking you to explain it to me.

>> No.58235395

>>58235380

there's no IDs here I don't know what you're saying

>> No.58235573

>>58235395

I said people like watches because preference. You then proceeded to list preferences.

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