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

>Required viewing for newbies:

>Strap guide:

Previous thread:

>> No.58588593
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If you have a picture of your watch being worn from a straight on angle, please feel free to post it along with your wrist size, diameter of the watch and lug-to-lug of the watch. Because it comes up so frequently I'll try and compile a small collection of images of wrist-size and lug-to-lug length combinations that can be used for reference, rather than simply telling people that they should be looking at smaller watches.

If you're not sure how to measure your wrist, you can take a flexible tape measure, or just use a piece of string and wrap it around your wrist, then measure the length of the string required to circle your wrist.

Wrist size should be in inches, lug-to-lug and diameter should be in mm.


>> No.58588633
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>muh engineering

lies. only name matters.


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Always thrilling to get new purchases.

>> No.58588672

Hey nineball I appreciate what you're doing with that. You planning to make an infographic?

>> No.58588674
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Example image of a straight on photo with measurements recorded.

I'll look to compile these images into some sort of easily browsed format or master images.

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The shape of it does it a lot of favors, but its a thick watch. Thick enough that I wouldn't consider the white version a dress watch.

>> No.58588865

Hey, so is Jomashop decent to deal with?

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>> No.58589043

Where should I look for watch cases ? Who has the widest selection?

Almost every watch case I've seen looks terrible.

>> No.58589092


about to bid on this watch but im not sure how high i should go.

does /wt/ have any expertise regarding this brand ?

>> No.58589096
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My new NATO strap arrived today. Very comfy. Thanks for the recommendations in the other thread.

>> No.58589313

If he grew some facial hair and got rid of that baby face he would actually look really nice in his suits.


Looks neat anon. What size is the case?

>> No.58589348

Jesus Christ, that's their most blatant copy yet.

On the off chance you aren't trolling I have to strongly suggest you do not waste money on Steinshit.

>> No.58589406

Where did you get it from?

>> No.58589420

Make your own

>> No.58589446

Around 40mm~ with the oval shape.

Wears pretty nice.

>> No.58589679


Where you should look depends almost entirely on what movement you plan to use.

>> No.58589866
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How do you guys feel about pocket watches?

My parents got me one about a year ago, but I broke the winding a couple months ago and I haven't gotten it fixed yet.

>> No.58590023
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Super cool anon.

>> No.58590142

Always wanted one, but could never justify getting one due to the limited use cases.

>> No.58590195

Theyre cool af

I have one from my grand grand parents, but it isnt working and repairing it costs a ton of eurobux, so I wait

>> No.58590447

i want to buy a vintage rolex, any recomendations?

is ebay a good place to look for it?

>> No.58590481

Be very fucking careful buying online, particularly with a vintage Rolex.

Buy the seller not the watch, make sure they have a stellar return policy, and have it immediately checked out for authenticity.

t, guy who had to buy 3 Explorer II's before I actually got the one I wanted in original condition.

>> No.58590529

>t, guy who had to buy 3 Explorer II's before I actually got the one I wanted in original condition.
how much did you spend?

>> No.58590540

and what kind of think should i look to know if is it original?

>> No.58590544
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>how much did you spend?

I returned the first two. The third one which I kept was $3900 including box + hang tags.

Still a big pain in the ass though.

>> No.58590555

>and what kind of think should i look to know if is it original?

What ref. number Rolex do you want to buy and I can probably help you.

>> No.58590759


i was looking 5500, 1005, 6694, 1008, 6582, 6085

something good and original but not over 2200USD

>> No.58591021
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Alright so you're aiming for tritium dial Rolex watches with the old-school acrylic glass.

The first thing I would say is having a watch shop open the caseback and examine the movement. From this time period and with these watches you're probably not going to be seeing a whole lot of (non-obvious) fakes in terms of dial, case, etc. but you could very easily end up with a Frankenwatch. Learn very precisely what that Rolex caliber looks like and look at it with the expert to make sure that it's both correct AND it matches that specific year (i.e. that someone didn't dump in a later date Rolex movement into their old case). Some other very important things are making sure the cyclops magnifies correctly (the date should pop out at you) and that the typeface on both the dial and all of the date wheel numbers are correct. I have seen Rolexs with incorrect, presumably aftermarket date wheels and you don't want to be stuck with that shit.

Some things to check once you get the watch include making sure no one relumed the dial, making sure there's no grittiness in the manual winding or holdups, and ask if it's been serviced recently and require paper proof of said service (if not that isn't a dealbreaker necessarily, just budget in up to $600-700 for a full restoration if it needs it).

>> No.58591142

That looks tacky as shit

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thanks f.a.m

>> No.58591543

btw whats that temp thing that explorer have?
how does it work?

>> No.58591735

Looking for an Auto around 38mm for less than £200 that can be worn with a shirt tie and a v neck sweater (in b4 fag its a uniform) but also on weekends

>> No.58591890
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orient bambino

pic related are gen 3 but there are different designs

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>That looks tacky as shit

pic related

>btw whats that temp thing that explorer have?
>how does it work?

It's a GMT complication. The Explorer II was designed for cave exploration, and in caves it can be hard to tell whether it's day or night so the red hand acts as a day/night indicator by showing what time it is in the 24 hour format by where it points on the outer steel bezel. Although the more practical function of the GMT hand for 99.9% of people is telling the time in two different timezones. You can set the 24h gmt hand to one timezone (say your home's time), and the hour hand to whatever the local time is where you are at. This complication was initially developed by Rolex in the 1950's for airline pilots of Pan Am Airways and debuted in the aptly named GMT-Master.

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>> No.58592174

American for Tachymetre

>> No.58592259
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Me too bro

>> No.58592354

Jesus Christ dude. I've seen 200 dollar watches that look better then that. It looks very boring and is too thick too really look good with anything. No one except an obscure watch collector would think you paid more than a few hundred for that.

>> No.58592355

>Although the more practical function of the GMT hand for 99.9% of people is telling the time in two different timezones.
A third use I have had is to determine compass direction when you know the position of the sun.

>> No.58592374

Can someone post the picture of the nomos club with the ridiculous lugs on the guys wrist

>> No.58592471

Watch guys know the Rolex Explorer II. Not everyone likes it, but for fuck's sake they know it's not a watch that costs a couple hundred bucks.

>> No.58592495
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Which one of you?


>> No.58592564

Except they are 41mm. Personally I think the size is just fine, but there are a lot of baby-wristed girls in the watch world.

>> No.58592623

>old model
>paints chipped
>just a gmt sub

was it really worth 3900? can't you buy a bn rolex for that?

>> No.58592725
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muh collection

>> No.58592736

It says rolex on the dial. If anything, it's people who don't know anything about watches that will overvalue it.

>> No.58592799


>when your watch cases cost more than your collection

>> No.58592893 [DELETED] 

idk man look it up

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>> No.58592966

so... the cases were $2 from alibaba?

>> No.58593555
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Here is a shitty collection pic from me.

>> No.58593590

Is that the black SNK803? I'm waiting for my chink NATO strap to arrive for my SNK809. Yours looks pretty good desu.

>> No.58593678

I hope you are a veteran professional deep sea diver.

>> No.58593719


What do you mean black snk803? An snk803 is biege, a black is 809.

>> No.58593801

Must be the SNK805 then. My SNK809 has a black date part.

>> No.58593832

>owns 15 watches
>can't afford a camera

>> No.58593965

If only. I'll probably get my diving cert this summer. I do spend lots of time in the water when school is out of session though.

>likes watches
>buys watches
>doesn't like photography
>doesn't buy a camera

>> No.58594197

>likes to photograph his watches
>is a faggot
>still doesn't buy a camera
>still is a faggot

>> No.58594287
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How does /g/ feel about MVMT watches?

>> No.58594306

It's an snk807, navy blue and white dial. My shitty tablet camera washed out the colors. The strap is navy and white as well.

>> No.58594410

they're shit

>> No.58594450

Are they? Haha. Doesn't surprise me. They sponsor the Joe Rogan podcast so I was looking at their site, couple of them look nice.

Compared to something like the Timex Weekender/Expedition Scout that are commonly recommended around here are they at least an upgrade or completely terrible?

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The timex would be better, easily.

>> No.58594774

I like the look of some of them but they're just quartz fashion watches. Then again I'm the kind of guy who likes Defakto and ochs und junior.

>They sponsor the Joe Rogan podcast
top lel. I would have guessed Breitling or Invicta. I thought I saw him wearing Nixons on tv?

>> No.58594785
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>> No.58594891

It's a pretty recent sponsor I think, he has a lot of watched though. He's actually got a Rolex that the UFC bought for him that he talks shit about all the time because he took it to a shop because it kept getting out of sync every few months and the guy told him that's normal for a Rolex.

>> No.58594950


He doesn't know how to set the time?

>> No.58595099

Link for the boxes?

>> No.58595121

He brought it in because it kept losing time, not to have them set it. Here's where he was talking about it:


>> No.58595170

anon was making a point

also, I can't imagine listening to Joe Rogan talk for hours at a time.

>> No.58595300
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Do you guys buy from AD or gray market?

>> No.58595305

I'm watching it right now and he's making fun of hub lots. His opinion on watches doesn't seem that unreasonable.

>> No.58595498

>after a month it's 5 minutes fast
Yes that's normal

>> No.58595712

damn we might have touched packages

>> No.58595729

You'd think it would be closer to 3 minutes fast or less. But the new +2/-2 ones would be even better

>> No.58595772
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Saw a breguet 5817 big date & a lange 1815 in rose gold in the flesh today. Absolutely stunning pieces, especially the movement finishing on the lange.

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>> No.58596242

True I think he was exaggerating

>> No.58596383

Where did you see it?

>> No.58596407

>hey what time is it?
>uhh idk gears and stuff

>> No.58596456

That's ... That's the back anon....

>> No.58596473


Hahahaha you fucking inveterate pleb get the fuck out of this thread holy shit!

>> No.58596515
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I've never given a shit about watches before, but I saw these in a store, and all I can think about since then is it., I don't know, something about its simplicity just got me...What do others think about Carpenters?

>> No.58596517

thoughts on modern Longines please.

>> No.58596537

Met someone who owned both pieces, along with a vintage geophysic.

>> No.58596557


until the mortgage is paid off, I will only buy affordables (<$1000). Valjoux7750, ETA, Miyota and Seiko movements. Easily-serviced.

>> No.58596625

I hope that turns you on as much as it does me

>> No.58596654

look at that dial... those waves...

what nice finish, now is that a GS?

>> No.58596672

are you the watchmaker

>> No.58596685

looks great btw

>> No.58596695

SDGM003, They're about $5-600, really awesome finishing and nice bracelet. I'm thinking of getting one myself.

>> No.58596714


>> No.58596802

How do I send a watch to the manufacturer for servicing if I am still under warranty?

Do I need to send the little warranty card along with the watch?

Do I have to pay for shipping?

>> No.58596839


It's a Seiko Brightz SDGM003 and it has a truly staggering level of dial, case and bracelet quality and finishing for the price.

Watch this video to get a sense of how well made it is:


>> No.58596909

call em and ask

>> No.58596922

pretty sure nobody here has heard about Carpenters before

>> No.58597005

That is a lot of money for what you are getting. They are pretty thick, and have an entry level miyota. They would probably be better suited at around $300-400 less. Decent crystal I guess.
>exhibition casebacks for entry-level mass-produced movements

But mostly
>kickstarter watches

>> No.58597006
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Finally got the rest of my parts today. The SKX has officially been de-redditized.

>> No.58597032

damn the naysayers.

Seiko offers an incredible watch for the money.

I know high-end collectors who proudly own Seikos.

1 in particular owns about 10 high-end pieces, and 1 Seiko alpinist. that proudly sits in the same watch box.

I own a Seiko Cocktail Time, I'm very impressed with it.

>> No.58597040


Mostly everyone here agrees.

>> No.58597070
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This is generally accepted as gospel in most intelligent, refined circles of watch collectors.

>graph related.

>> No.58597114

anon, why would someone wear a movement on their wrist. That isn't very intelligent.

Also, definitely the wrong place on there if you it meant the watches. Sea-Gull should be higher. Now, Parnis should definitely fall into the lowest catagory.

>> No.58597121

You guys (watch snobs), are abhorrent. You've ruined watch collecting for many people. There's no end to your trolling.

>> No.58597145

why should I avoid Stowa?

>> No.58597281

I think the bastard and its chart is pure trollage.

Frankly I think Stowa makes a good watch.

>> No.58597326

zenith is soft as dog shit

>> No.58597336


Imported Chinese case parts and Swiss movements shilled as "made in Germany" for far too much money.

>> No.58597368

>Omega, Glashutte Original bloody Brietling in the top tier


>> No.58597372
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A few zeniths are pretty good.

>> No.58597380

you've just described every 'affordable' micro-branded watch in the world.

some are worthwhile, but I agree @ "for far too much money" in this case.

>> No.58597398

I kind of like the 35mm handwound antea and $800 for it isn't out of line with what else is on the market

>> No.58597402

what in god's name are you blathering about?

>"Zenith is soft as dog shit"

You're going to give me a stroke! Primeros??!!

>> No.58597431

for $300-$400, the Steinhart Marine Chronometer 38mm has the same hand-wound movement (ETA Unitas 6498-1), heat-blued hands and sapphire.

I just can't justify spending $800. but my 2 cents is my 2 cents.

this is the (obvious) important part - if you like the antea, that's all that matters. because the antea has it's own modernized look for a deck watch.

>> No.58597533

I will never wear a steinhart. And you're confusing a lot of things, there are no 38mm 6498 watches, the stowa antea is their bauhaus watch with a peseux 7001 not the 41mm marine original deck watch with the 6498. peseux 7001 or sw210 movement watches that are "better values" than the stowa I'd love to hear about. christopher ward makes one that's close but it's 40mm and it just seems too unnecessarily big.

>> No.58597855

fuck me dead

>> No.58597871
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Ordered this shit from Ebay on the 10th of December. The hell is taking it so long?

>> No.58597884

Regular post is slow shit m8, now you know.

>> No.58597919

well how long should it be then?

>> No.58597977

Kek, try to sell the bezel to one of those faggots.

>> No.58598019

>was it really worth 3900?


>can't you buy a bn rolex for that?

Probably an Air King and a few other base models. Sure as fuck not anything higher end though. A brand new Explorer II costs like 7-8k.

>are you the watchmaker


>> No.58598084

He's sort of right. Zenith is weird in that the quality is top notch, the El Primero is great, and they actually manufacture their own shit, but they're fucking impossible to get your money back and no one seems to really want them. But if you're rich and give zero shits about resale or collectability it's fine.

As a poorfag though I could never get a Zenith because I have to be able to get out of it if I want without taking a bath.

>> No.58598086

He wants an "el primo" as a dress watch? heh

That being said, Zenith isn't nearly as soft as Archie's head.

>> No.58598528
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aren't those fragile?

>> No.58598613

oh gosh i'm not him, but why the hatred for Steinhart? ASIDE from the homage argument.

we're not going to get into the homage bs again. that's been played TO DEATH.

>> No.58598707

Alright vintage reissues.

>> No.58598744

Who did this?


>> No.58598854

Someone trying to give archie an aneurysm?

Is there a 5k slav watch someone can say they're going to sell their explorer II polar for?

>> No.58598891

This chart is, and have always been, absolut shit.

>> No.58598961

honestly it's probably one of the better attempts (not that I agree with it, so don't ask me to defend it) of all the charts we've seen

That being said, too many brands produce both good and bad (or great and meh, or bad and great) watches to just say the entire brand is a certain way.

>> No.58599115

Let's summarize this:
Every producer that has ads in the financial times is basically top tier.

>> No.58599156

up - urzad pocztowy which means "post office" you picked slow delivery option

>> No.58599273
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Who is this guy? I see him posted in lots of watch threads. From the videos I've seen he doesn't have a very nice home, so why buy luxury watches if you're not wealthy? Won't people know you're a fraud if they see your car or house?

>> No.58599320

It's an Onrery Horned Aussie. It sits in a room screaming at a camera until a debt collector knocks on the door. Then it can go into hiding without food or water for up to 2 days.

Mating habits are still unknown.

>> No.58599393

>Who is this guy?

It's Paul Pluta, who runs the youtube channel ArchieLuxury and is a method actor who plays the character Archibald Chesterfield III (popularly known as "AC3").

He's an eccentric Australian with Tourette's Syndrome who despite being comically poor and currently unemployed, spends all of his money buying solid gold Submariners and other luxury watches and reviewing them (and all other luxury watch brands).

He's legitimately one of the better watch reviewers if you can get past his eccentricities as he will steer you away from "shitters" and towards watches of great horological value and value retention (which is important for people that don't have a lot of money).

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If the watch isn't 99.9998% accurate it doesn't belong at the top of any list.

>> No.58599449

>and is a method actor who plays the character Archibald Chesterfield III
don't believe that meme

>> No.58599450

>ASIDE from the homage argument
there's no need for any other argument when that one is so strong

>> No.58599521


Ninebutts do you have a furry gf?

>> No.58599532


bless you for saving that watch

>> No.58599538
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Me on the left.

>> No.58599539

And there's no need to believe that argument unless your autism is too strong.

>> No.58599557

If you want Swiss Made dogshit just follow around a St. Bernard with a NATO under it's asshole until it squeezes out another piece of haute horlogerie according to your tastes.

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>> No.58599715


You're hairier than that. Didn't take you for a crossbreeder. Thought you'd be a purist.

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>there are people who pretend steinshit marketing doesn't visit this thread

>> No.58599753

That intro is glorious!

>> No.58599814

Well now the secret is out.

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The long version is even better IMO.

For a guy who puts such amazingly little work into his videos he probably has the greatest intro ever.

>> No.58599898

Well a fan made it for him, didn't they?

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>> No.58600760

you must be fun at parties

>> No.58600794

More than likely made from recycled tin cans.

>> No.58600892

>you must be fun at parties
thank you

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>> No.58601006
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Are Jacques Lemans considered good or bad ?

Can someone recommend me something similar looking maybe in black ? The thing which mostly bothers me with all the watches I see is the huge fat bezel most of them have

>> No.58601055

literally who
but the logo being a copy of JLC is enough to tell me it's dogshit

>> No.58601093

>Are Jacques Lemans considered good or bad ?

I don't think they're considered at all.

>> No.58601198

>if people don't squint, maybe they'll think we're jaeger lecoultre: the brand

>> No.58601258

you must be fun at parties too

>> No.58601317
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Are there any affordable Apollo-style straps? I don't want to spend an Amphibias price or more on a simple velcro strap.

>> No.58601379

fuck off retard

timefactors has a velcro strap that's kinda like a bund

>> No.58601395

But is it Apollo spec? I don't need space rated of course, just that it follows the basic specifications on size, loops, etc.

>> No.58601403


>> No.58601438

looking forward to steinhart making a homage of this

>> No.58601471


>> No.58601844


>> No.58601941


These watches now unironically will have value

>> No.58602229

Nomos makes 95% of their watches (in value of parts) in-house.

The only major components they don't make are things like the shock protection, case, sapphire glass, and straps.

Their latest movements also have near chronometer level accuracy out of the factory.

Their automatic movements have 5.8% less friction than competing products. And they are around 3mm thick.

The movement they use for their Lambda line has a 3+ day power reserve.

>> No.58602243
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Does anyone else use their cat to keep their watches wound?

>> No.58602260


Also, their factory is and old train station in Glashütte.

Their design shop is in Berlin.

Their lead quality control engineer is a very handsome young man.

>> No.58602267

Are you just posting stuff off of their FAQ page?

Is this how lazy marketing companies have become?

Also lol
>near chronometer accuracy

>> No.58602281


I am just reading their catalog. I have nothing else to do this morning.

>> No.58602312

I'm allergic to cats.

they have some cute girls too.

>> No.58602738
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Does /wt/ like those factory tour videos of watch manufacturers?


>> No.58603013

>animal cruelty
buy a watch winder you cheap fuck

>> No.58603027

Yeah man don't force your cat to wear that dogshit

>> No.58603038

Guys if i keep my auto on while masturbating will it damage the mainspring due to the vigorous back and forth movement

>> No.58603134

If it's a Seiko it wasn't designed for anything beyond little gook dick.

Anything genuinely Swiss made should be fine.

>> No.58603153

for good brands yes

>> No.58603206

>make sure there are big smiling fish instead of crown


>> No.58603269

>for good brands yes

Squale is a good brand. Watch snobs are fucking cancer.

>> No.58603305


>> No.58603498

>follows the basic specifications on size, loops, etc.

Depends what you really mean by that. 99% of velcro straps do follow that roughly, there's not a thousand different intelligent ways to make a velcro strap, but if you want something perfectly accurate you won't find it at a cheap price. EIther it's >$30 for an historically accurate atrocious looking strap that looks like it cost $2, because that's how terrible they look like, or you pay a decent ~$15 and may even end up with something better built, like the one from Timefactors, which also has some orange stitches to add some color, and a nice looking, quality steel buckle.

There's no middle ground, it's either a decent velcro or an autist one.

>> No.58603500
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6.7 in wrist
37.5 mm case
43mm lug to lug

>> No.58603516
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6.7 in wrist
41.5 mm case
47mm lug to lug

>> No.58603730


Do you have a sewing machine? Just make your own.

>> No.58603774

Why is fredrique constant bad?

>> No.58603942

>Why is fredrique constant bad?

It's essential girlfriend-christmas-present-core.

>> No.58604075

o k but is it just the name and style or are the movements bad as well?

>> No.58604086
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Frediruque constant? More like Frediruque constantly bad lmao

>> No.58604146

>tfw 6 inch wristlet
Feels bad mane
What auto wouldn't look disgustingly big on me cos my 39 mm shitter is a tad too big.

>> No.58604196

More like Frederique Constantinople of the eastern Roman empire (worst empire)

>> No.58604308

U shut your dirty whore fourth crusading mouth

>> No.58604309

oyster perpetual 34

>> No.58604375

OK something that isn't disgustingly expensive. Something less than £500

>> No.58604392

how about anything smaller than 39mm

>> No.58604406

just say what you're looking for from the start then retard

>> No.58604512


>> No.58604607

>good brand

Perhaps /r/watches/ or /f71/ would be more your speed, plebfriend.

There you and your fellow horological plebs can circlejerk each others dogshit in good health.

>> No.58604683


Fake brand, fake history, every watch they make is a subtly wrong copy of a PP/VC/AP/JLC, etc.

>> No.58604901

seiko snk is 37 mm and cheap

>> No.58605022

What's a nice daily manual wind 1500~ CAD?

>> No.58605066

Are accutron 2s worth their price point ?

>> No.58605076

>hey /o/ what car is good?

>> No.58605173

Wrong board dude

>> No.58605205
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Wow real nice.. I never knew about this line of stuff.

Its a shame because I want to buy something like this but I find having the same movement redundant in my collection already having a sarb017. Huge shame

>> No.58605213

wrong question

>> No.58605385

what am I looking at, exactly? a thick fucker that hacks?

>> No.58605465

The dial moves when he pulls the crown.

>> No.58605554

Are luch watches a piece of shit?

>> No.58605595


>> No.58605627


>> No.58605661

No u

>> No.58605686

That's actually and pretty nice collection you got there anon.

>> No.58605776

kind of looks like it happens when the crown's not completely out but when it's in the first position which would set the date?

what in the hell? a tour of squale? I guess that's better than a tour of some KS brand where all they do is put little hand-written notes in their packages from Fullswing to make it look like it what they're slinging was made by artisans, maybe.

>> No.58605981
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The worst part about Seiko is that there is too much nice stuff in their lineup and I dont like collecting too much of the same brand when theres others to collect

>> No.58606110

I can see what you mean there's so much quality in so many price ranges

Can't say I know that feel since all I have is an snk809

>> No.58606111

okay, just watched the skwaalee tour. seems legit.

If I were an engineer I'd probably buy one of those with the black dial.

>> No.58606131


Nothing wrong with Seiko, just your autism.

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I don't have such reservations...

>> No.58606199

The strap on the bottom row second from the left is amazing, any idea where you got it / did it come with the watch?

On a related note where do you all buy your watch boxes?

>> No.58606217


>ETA 2892

>> No.58606252

not sure how you can interpret that to mean Seiko's doing something bad

Nice Dainis. thinking of picking up some Suwas? And I've got 9 (10 if you count the snk I picked up for a friend who doesn't seem too keen on it so I'll probably keep it at work as a backup watch) Seikos but they're all modern and most can be ordered in an evening if you'd like to have them.

Who on /wt/ has the most seikos?

>> No.58606269

2892 is nice ... but not 6000$ nice

>> No.58606448
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What is your top dollar for an ETA 2892 based movement?

>> No.58606590
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That was a compliment to Seiko by the way.

I am trying to say that I don't want to buy too many Seikos but I want a lot of them.

>> No.58606599

hey nice man youve got the seiko brightz I am lusting after, cool collection

>> No.58606633

>Who on /wt/ has the most seikos?
not me, but the three watches i own are all Seiko
SKX007, SNKM97, SRP777

>> No.58606658 [DELETED] 


The $450 I paid for my Steinnnnnheart.

>> No.58606669


That's a Staib Milanese mesh.

Not really into Suwas, with vintage Seikos I'm pretty much exclusively a Daini collector.

I've got a dark blue sunburst dialed 5206-6120 coming to add to the Daini bias, actually.


Thanks. Just keep in mind that the SDGM003 wears fairly large.

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Nice, its time to add the SARB017 in your collection, thats my favourite SEIKO of all time I think. As well as the skx007 of course.

Anyways I think its also cool to get another brand next. I like hamilton a lot.

I own the SRP787, SKX007 and SARB017

One point I also owned Srp119 and SKX031 (first watch).

Seiko is probably my favourite brand.

>> No.58606720

Do yourself a favor and don't bother.

>> No.58606777
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Hamiltons cool

>> No.58606916

That statement was true at some point in time, but not for the last 30 years.

Their american heritage is fake, their swiss heritage is fake and their designs are pretty bad outside of the one you posted. And even then they are now offering 40mm and 42 mm models of the same watch have been horribly fucked up.

Also note how the 15 is aligned slightly to the left to accomodate the ETA movement. This is still the least bad one, but fuck me dead has that company ruined this classic design.

>> No.58606967

>the 15

I thought that dial would look okay without the 15 so I photochopped it out and it still looks like dogshit. That's a parts-bin watch if such a thing ever existed.

>> No.58606982

just get the mm300 and a gs

>> No.58607023


>> No.58607172

What's the +/- on the field khaki anyways ?

>> No.58607210
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The date window is simply too big, but it's what comes on a stock ETA movement so what can you do ;)

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design got raped so hard.

>> No.58607346

>its time to add the SARB017 in your collection
hah. i can't say i'm finished with Seiko, but i have some money to spend on my next watch and i'm pretty sure that i'm going to buy a Seamaster

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>> No.58608867
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Watches and pens.

>> No.58608930

What penis that?

>> No.58609087


Pilot Vanishing Point.

>> No.58609364
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How awful are these, considering I quite like the resin straps on Casios?

>> No.58609500

Also what are some recommended rubber straps? Any good brands? The only one I know is isofrane but it's out of my budget for now

>> No.58609634

Supposedly the borealis isofrane-copy is pretty good. Looks like it only comes in 22 and 24.

>> No.58609795


The Obris Morgan isofrane is pretty cheap, but it is both thicker and stiffer than my dick.

>> No.58609973

The obris actually looks pretty damn good for the price, any other brands I should look at around this price range? ($20-$30)

>> No.58610154

I bought "rubber" straps from Ali once, never again. That shit smelled so bad and was so badly finished it went directly from the envelop to the trash.

>> No.58610198

Why do you need one if you don't wear a space suit? Are you going to ask the orderly to strap it over the sleeve of your straight jacket?

>> No.58610200

I have the obris & morgan and it's not very pliable.

>thicker and stiffer than my dick
uhh... okay

>> No.58610446

What's a good minimalist watch with (near) complete Arabic numbers?

I was eyeing the Stowa Flieger no logo and the GG-W-113.

I'd like to avoid any complications, even the Date window since they usually make things all asymmetric. An exception of this would be the Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Quartz, I'd consider it if I was okay with a quartz.

>> No.58610449

Have you tried boiling it and then molding it with a mug?

>> No.58610473

Flieger B-Uhr

>> No.58610537
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What brands am I going to be looking at for good manual winds?

I like the 38-40mm range. Maybe something field or pilot-ish. The dial on pic related is really nice, plain and simple. Don't dig the one handed thing though.

ideas? inb4 Seagull 1963

>> No.58610571

Other than that shitty hamilton field watch and komandirskies/other slav shit, you wont really find manual winds on the mid and low tier.

>> No.58610595

At what dollar point do manual winds enter the market in high quality tier?

I am not buying hamilton shit

>> No.58610606

JLC, Patek, etc
If you have shit taste you could also buy a used PAM111

>> No.58610629

Fuck me so there isnt an in between?


I heaved

>> No.58610901

Nice which Seamaster?

>> No.58610918

omega speedmaster man on the fucking moon

>> No.58610989
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sweeto brother, I bought a Stella 90s recently. Its fokken KEWL. Next to my big bastard of a watch today. (Im the same dude as the SKX007 from the other day)

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>people wear unironically divers watches
At least chronographs are useful for timing real shit and not when you will run out of air, during kinky sex acts

>> No.58611071

I've been looking for something that pretty much fits your description but haven't found something I liked enough to actually buy. Stowa Partitio and the Christopher Ward c5 Malvern Slimline. At least they're relatively affordable.

>> No.58611130

way too big for you

>> No.58611133

well if you find it post it I hang around often and ive been looking for a while

>> No.58611164

If only the christopher ward text wasnt on the dial

>> No.58611222


>> No.58611259

fakeball poster that watch doesnt look good on you

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Nice, bud. I hate this pen.

>> No.58611353

Yeah, it wasn't great before they went to the 9 o'clock text "logo" but it's even worse with it. I would probably still buy it if it were 37 or 38 mm but there's no reason for that to be 40mm, also.

>I hate this pen.
Pelikan? I tried to do the fountain pen thing for a while but could never come around to how inconvenient it was waiting for ink to dry.

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I think the pen watch collecting thing is fucking dangerous, there is no end to the unnecessary shit I want to buy. It is absolutely fucked.

Pic related is another money pit

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Chinese? Yes please.


It's a Pilot Custom 74. Dry time usually depends on a variety of factors. Nib size, the properties of the ink, the properties of the paper you use. There's quick drying ink and paper that does better than others at soaking in ink but keeping feathering minimal at the same time.


Yeah, all my hobbies seem to be expensive. I used to be into cameras, but I realized I'm pretty shit and the one I have is good enough.

>> No.58611435

How accurate does your seagull run?

>> No.58611453
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What should I do with this. The capacitor is bad.

>> No.58611461


Fairly accurate. Haven't checked in a while, but it was running within a few seconds a day.

>> No.58611477

>There's quick drying ink and paper that does better than others at soaking in ink but keeping feathering minimal at the same time.

Of course there is, but it's just more shit that has to be right for fountain pens to actually be something you can use at work. I used to try taking notes in meetings with an EF nib on rhodia or clairefontaine paper but as often as not I'd get called into something last minute and trying to write on office depot steno pads. I've given up on pens completely and use a mechanical pencil now.

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Watches and pens you say?

>> No.58611513

beautiful handwriting. I am a lefty and have nasty handwriting.

>> No.58611517

Unless it holds some sentimental value to you, fixing it is probably more than it's worth.

>> No.58611531

Figured as much.
That being said I never see Kinetics with this logo.

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Try shoe collecting. Most people just wear some pair of shit shoes that cost about $100-300 even in upper tier finance. The best you're going to see on most floors are Edward Green tier. Bespoke shoes are genuinely rare but very much worth it.

>> No.58611583 [DELETED] 


I haven't bought any pens lately. This would be the latest, but it's been months and I haven't even used it. I managed to get some cartridges of dark lilac, haven't used them though. Wanted to grab a couple bottles, but they sold out fairly quickly.


It's more of a characteristic of the pen's nib rather than having good writing. Stub nibs automatically improve the look of your writing.

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58611492 #

I haven't bought any pens lately. This would be the latest, but it's been months and I haven't even used it. I managed to get some cartridges of dark lilac, haven't used them though. Wanted to grab a couple bottles, but they sold out fairly quickly.

>>58611513 #

It's more of a characteristic of the pen's nib rather than having good writing. Stub nibs automatically improve the look of your writing.

>> No.58611645


I use a Lamy rollerball for when I need to write on bad paper, although it does still smudge if it hasn't had a few seconds to dry.


Eh, my feet are size 13 and wide. There's rarely a shoe that fits me well other than pliable sneakers.

>> No.58611669

A pair of ECCOs lasts me about 3 years, and I'm pretty hard on my shoes.

I don't think I could handle $1500 shoes

also, vid related

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>not collecting mokomokai

>> No.58611733

Nomos with the in-house Alpha movement start from ~$1,500

>> No.58611769

are you referring to the club line?

>> No.58611776

I'm starting a new job soon. I'm 24 and afraid to look like a tryhard at work with my fountain pen. What do I do.

>> No.58611787

Just use a regular pen then nigga. This ain't hard.

>> No.58611794

if anyone has a problem stick the fountain pen up there ass seriously who cares what other people think

>> No.58611833

I had a Lamy Vista for a while but I never liked how cap-heavy it felt. Dropped it a few times and the barrel broke near the threads.

Yeah, I just buy new Eccos every couple of years. I tried Mephistos for a bit but they didn't fit my fat feet very well. They look ugly af, too. Eccos are just boring and plain looking, which is fine in a shoe. I'd like to try something made out of shell cordovan at some point, though. Get something in horween #8 and wear it every day, to hell with matching it to my belt and clothing in general.

>> No.58611846

haha I guess I dont often care what others thingkbut its pretty tryhardy to use fountain pens being some shit kicker grad. I prob will use something less serious looking

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Who cares man. I always kept these three on me in class and if someone was interested I'd let them try it out. Once I let someone use a pen and they nearly broke it, but that was my fault for saying hey, here's a pen, without watching them try it out first.

My captcha was amazing. Posting in next reply.

>> No.58611850

I doubt anyone will care. Unless you bring it over to the watercooler to brag about it.

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My handwriting is actually pretty plain, but because I hold fountain pen nibs at a 45 degree slant my writing looks neat using a stub or italic nib.

That same quirk means a steel Lamy 1.5mm stub is smoother for me than any gold stub or cursive italic, because ill catch corners if there is any flex.

>> No.58611881

Sweet pens, what are these? I guess you're right, its a pen afterall and I have a nice one rather than a common BIC. I am probably over thinking it

>> No.58611907

How does someone actually fuck up the pen? Do they hit it with too much pressure and at a weird angle or something?

Are the rhodium tips easily worn out?

>> No.58611938

Yes. The Club is the cheapest. Their other watches with the same movement are >$1,800

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Lamy 2000 and Lamy Studio. Studio is probably my favourite to write with during long periods of time.


They were used to writing with a ballpoint and using tons of pressure, so they did the same with a fountain pen, I think the tip burst or something because ink splattered out, but it still works fine.

>> No.58612100

JLC, Patek, etc
If you have shit taste you could also buy a used PAM111

>> No.58612163

>Can't even pull off a 45mm watch
Fuck outta here nigga, bet you have a small dick too

>> No.58612702

I refuse to wear a watch over 42mm. Even that's too large, and I have large wrists.

Why do you guys insist on these 44mm monstrosities.

Also your opinions on Longines.

>> No.58612928 [DELETED] 


Not a whole lot of respectable way he's are over 42mm. Calm your manychild ass down.

>> No.58612941


Not a whole lot of respectable watches are over 42mm. Calm your manchild ass down.

>> No.58613020

be USEFUL and comment on Longines.

>> No.58613037

and btw I'll reiterate, I can't STAND your oversized watches. why you made that a 'thing' is beyond me. 43mm. 47mm. 50 fucking mm. REALLY YOU GUYS?

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Good day /g/ents

>> No.58613065

Why is the Speedmaster's bracelet such a miserable piece of shit?

>> No.58613066

hi that's very nice, Sarb033? that wavy black dial... and nice finish.

>> No.58613087

is it really? cheap-feeling? chintzy?

>> No.58613112


I'm fairly certain you ask that about every watch you see.

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>> No.58613204


Thanks, its actually an SNKL23 on a Hirsh Crocograin.

>> No.58614619

Is there a watch that meets the following specs:

1. 24hr dial
2. "Night" half of dial is a different color that can be read at night (i.e. Black on grey, green on sand) without needing tritium or other elements
3. Matte finish
4. Atomic time
5. Meant to be worn on inside of wrist

>> No.58614661

Also it should have a chronograph or tachymeter that is also easy to read.

I guess glow-in-the-dark is acceptable as long as it only glows a dull red that would not be very bright if viewed through an IR camera.

>> No.58614679

>Meant to be worn on inside of wrist
dumb cyborgposters

>> No.58615082

My borealis is great.

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