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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.58964601

What are some good third party straps for an Apple Watch /g/?

>> No.58964648


Smart watches are not technology and don't belong on /g/. Please kindly fuck off to /fa/ with your smartwatch bullshit, thank you.

>> No.58964696

EDC is a fucking awful mindset

>> No.58964705

2 is within +/- 25

Yeah that is the catch. I was not impressed at first, having to give up a total of six lunch breaks to take this watch into the Seiko ARC. Although I also think the one in Toronto is slightly incompetent, I prefer to use another watchmaker generally but didn't feel like paying him for warranty work.


Not sure about straps but a strap-on would work nicely

>> No.58964873

That's pretty rude anon. I get that your jealous you can't afford one, but smart watches are the future. Your old watches that can only do one thing are obsolete.

>> No.58964944
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Dad sent me his old Seiko Sports 100.
It has a different bracelet that I'm not fond of.
Thinking of either a rubber strap or a zulu (in black).
Figure a leather band wouldn't look good on this.

>> No.58964973

Not him but I'm not allowed to have a smartwatch where I work, so for me I'll continue to use a mechanical/digital watch for quite some time.

>> No.58964974

A leather would be truly disgusting.

>> No.58965009

Yea, its also beat to hell and back so a brand new leather band would look even more out of place.

>> No.58965087



>> No.58965096


Honestly, is like 50% of /wt/ in Southern Ontario or what?

Look at the bright side, once it's out of warranty you can take it to Shane instead.

>> No.58965244

>return srp773 with misaligned chapter ring
>get sent back one with one slightly less misaligned

Guess the turtle dream is over

>> No.58965283


Try googling to see if you have any local INDEPENDENT watchmakers and ask them what they would charge to align the chapter ring for you.

It shouldn't cost that much to do, as it isn't that much work.

>> No.58965365


I'm not really into having to have a $200 watch fixed for $50-100 when it's brand new

>> No.58965389

Why is your employer such a luddite?

>> No.58965408

do you guys prefer your watchband to be slightly tight or loose?
It always seems to be one or the other. Having impressions sucks, but having it slide sucks too.

>> No.58965457

Play shitter games, win shitter prizes.

>> No.58965664


Fair enough.

>> No.58966081

just buy a nato strap that you can adjust.

>> No.58966171

Your wrist expands and contracts during the day. I like it to be tightish, but still comfortable when my wrist is at its biggest, and then looser otherwise.

Allowing it to slide can help keep your wrist cool so you can move it around without it just slammed down against the skin as you sweat against it.

If you wear long sleeve shirts and jackets the watch, even when loose, will generally stay tame and in place.

>> No.58966196

Who else laying in bed and wishing they were a watch maker?

Maybe I'll quit my job and school and f-follow my dream right haha it'll all be ok

>> No.58967024

Are there any modern quartz seiko alternatives to that watch?

>> No.58967123

SKA369 I suppose.

>> No.58967295

OK guys, I'm about to take the plunge and buy myself a seamaster, but I can't decide which one.

I'm trying to decide between the normal 300, the planet ocean and the liquid metal. As far as I can tell the planet ocean has an updated movement and a nicer looking bracelet for about 25% more, and the liquid metal is another 75%% more for all titanium. Does anyone know if these steep price increases are justified, or is the standard 300 better value overall.

>> No.58967426

i want a
probably going to pick one up soon
the titanium ones are nice but i think the price is just out of my comfort sone

>> No.58967481

How are Vostok and how do they compare to the Seiko 5?

>> No.58967489

My F91 rate changed from -0.2 spd to -1.7 spd, what could have caused this change? I'm not wearing it as often, but I don't think quartz is prone to this heavy temperature variances?

>> No.58967496

Yeah, the planet ocean is really tempting, little bit extra for the updated movement,but I've read it's a lot better that the 2500, and I like the bracelet way more.

>> No.58967566

I honestly don't know a lot about quartz, but I think temperature variation may be the largest factor in variable timekeeping for quartz watches. Don't quote me on it.

>> No.58967895

Thanks for the links bro!

>> No.58968354
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people with loose watches look ridiculous imo.

>> No.58968377
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Fuck the seamaster, get the blue moon speedy instead.

>> No.58968440

definetly a lovely watch, but limited edtions are not for me, how do you justify paying twice the price of a normal MOTFM?

>> No.58968566
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>tfw ive just found out that my mechanical timex field watch was featured in Platoon


>> No.58968567

That is a pretty watch.

How do you guys know about new limited edition watches? Like how do I find out if Seiko is releasing something this year for a limited time?

>> No.58968627
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You just need to follow the blogs i guess. Hodinkee is a good one

>> No.58968638

i wear my watch a bit looser these days. it still stays on the same place on my wrist, although it rotates a bit sometimes. I adjust it back and forth during the day.

>> No.58968659

How big is your wrist for refernce and also isn't the alpinist a Lo beat

>> No.58968663

I've been studying for a while and will finally get my diploma soon. And there's a voice in the back of my head that tells me I will only work in that field for a few years at best, and I should take up watchmaking.
My plan is to start working, and tinker with watches on the side to see how I like it. If, as I expect, the jobs I can get aren't fulfilling, I'll try to get in a watchmaking school after saving up a bit of money.

>> No.58968710

Depends desu so many models of each
Apples and oranges senpai

Overall I suppose vostoks don't look as clean but are pretty niche so are good in their own right but there are so many seiko 5s

>> No.58968726

That's Pretry Cool my man I never knew timex made mechanicals

>> No.58968793

what did you think they made for 100 years before quartz watches existed

>> No.58968818
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"In 1969, ‘5 Sports’ Speedtimer was introduced.
It was the world’s first automatic chronograph."

Wait what?
I could've sworn it was Heuer or Omega or Breitling who made it first

>> No.58968831

Watches obviously you retard

>> No.58968872
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They used to made mechanicals before the quartz phenomenon started. This was literally their last mechanical model which was initially designed for the US Army in the Vietnam war but they never made to sell it to them since they already were fine with Hamilton and Benrus watches. That's why I got surprised to see my watch on this Vietnam era movie.
This model was also known for being the one mcgyver always wore in the first seasons.
It's a pretty cool little plastic case watch, works fine after so many years considering it was a disposable watch, love it.

>> No.58969049

Did you take a good look though? Might not be a Timex but a Benrus, Hamilton or any other military-pattern watch. These Vietnam-era field watches were more or less standardized in appearance.

>> No.58969089

Pretty good, what movement does it have?

Any chance I could buy one ;_;

>> No.58969171

alternative facts
zenith say they're the first (it's even in the name of their watches to this day)
seiko doesn't claim anything

those three movements came out at pretty much the same time

>> No.58969235
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What is Seiko's counterpart to the Orient Ray?

I want to get a compact dressy diver from Seiko (discrete size 41mm and below)

>> No.58969249

do you not know what automatic means

>> No.58969260

Seiko 5 SNZH51/53/55/57/59
Seiko Turtle
Seiko SKX009/007

>> No.58969275

Of course I do but why would you ask that unless I'm missing somethin obvious

>> No.58969280

It uses a simple pin pallet movement but it seems to be very reliable, I am not really sure if it's shock resistant though.

You can maybe grab one on eBay by looking for Timex Camper Vintage/Mechcanical but they seem to go for +-$100 which is exaggerated since they were like $25 back in the day. I got mine from a German eBay auction for just 14€ shipped, the seller didn't even know what it was.

Pretty sure it's a Timex Camper mechanical, you can even read Timex and see the wave water resistance logo below. I'm pretty familiar with watches from that era and even if most of them were similar this timex was a bit different. The kind of retangular hands it uses and the seconds hand with the dot is also a hint. The case shape and dark khaki green colour is also unique to this model.

>> No.58969343

Okay then. I have Platoon in 1080p but could never make out the manufacturer. Maybe mine's a Yify rip or something.

>> No.58969521

What's the most accurate watch for the money?

>> No.58969545

your mom

>> No.58969626

because i've seen your reddit post and a speedmaster isn't automatic, at least not the one that went on the moon

>> No.58969636

Its definitely autistic

>> No.58969642

a used radio controlled digital
anything radio controlled

>> No.58969678

That's not how things work anon.

>> No.58969744


Remember, Swiss are the original chinkshit dogshit manure -factures

>> No.58969791

My grail. Will probably never see it in person though :(

>> No.58969793
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it's been a thing since james bond

>> No.58970423

Why the fuck not? Seeing a watch isn't that hard. If you really wanted you could have seen the steel 1518 that went to auction.

>> No.58970444

That doesn't fit his tux.

>> No.58970456
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So I posted a couple weeks ago asking if anyone is southern Ontario had good luck with radio controlled watches. Anyways I imported a nip casio to test it out for the future.

What you can see here is that it was 12:04 when it set itself. That's pretty good considering it starts at 12:00 So if you're wondering about radio controlled in Hamilton area go ahead. I am on top of the mountain tho

>> No.58970521


I'm the Southern Ontario guy who told you radio sync works fine here. My Casios usually set themselves at 12:04 am as well, glad to hear it's working for you.

>> No.58970550

Heuer made the first wrist worn chronograph, it would've been had wind though.

>> No.58970557

Diver and tux fit like wearing a tux with fresh scars on both hands. And a facial expression like you are going to rob the people around you at gunpoint.

I prefer the more refined approach that I believe >58970444 agrees with.

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>> No.58970594

Would be good if the article went a bit more in depth but interesting regardless.

>> No.58970601

I was thinking about getting that watch, only the green one. How good/bad is it on build quality? Is the case steel or plated brass/plastic? I know the bottom part is plastic.

Also how's the lume and is the crystal mineral or plastic?

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I was under the impression it was, sorry lad it's come to my attention that it's hand wound rather than an auto I just forgot pic related
Clearly no rotor present

>> No.58970692

The SNZF15, but it's an automatic.
Also ebay has a few Sports 100s as well.

>> No.58970752

The build quality isn't any thing spectacular. The case back is stainless steel and screwed on. The rest of the body feels kinda plasticy or like soft metal. I actually made marks in it when I changed the strap it was that dentable. The lume is great actually and it also has a light button to activate a backlight. I'm pretty sure it was mineral but I'll get back to you, I'm at work atm

>> No.58970966

Awesome dude

>> No.58971069

Also, although I make it sound pretty lame, the watch is pretty cool. I'm happy with it and didn't expect incredible build quality for the price

>> No.58971264

I guess having analog seconds on an electronically set analog watch like that at this price point is a pretty good deal. Not to mention they did the right thing having the date being digital, motorized date disks are fucking awkward and annoying to operate and zero, I know this from changing batteries on a few Citizens like that.

>> No.58971348

I've scratched a watch pretty hard.

It's acrylic, think I can do something? I heard about a stuff named polywatch.

>> No.58971358

who cares?
Scratches add character

>> No.58971390

I know you guys generally don't care about quartz, but how are Mondaine and Skagen?

>> No.58971407

Theres only 2998 and they're all sold out. I dont care enough to travel just to get a peak desu. Never say never i guess

>> No.58971416

Both are fucking shit.

>> No.58971419
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Is this 39mm dog too big for an Auschwitz escapee?
Asking to see the maximum diameter I can wear.
Bonus question, when it says on a website the case diameter is 37mm (for example)does that only include the top face of it since the watch I'm wearing becomes 40mm due to a half mm bulge either side

>> No.58971440

any reason why, or do you just dislike quartz?

>> No.58971450

They're not shit because of the movements. Get a Casio and you're done.

>> No.58971452

That looks fine, the sizes given are generally the case size not including the crown.

>> No.58971463

But Mondaines and Skagens look nicer.

>> No.58971466

Overpriced quartz shit.

>> No.58971467

It's not a tiny scratch, it's scratches all over it

>> No.58971481
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Not as nice as vintage Seiko penis quartz watches.

>> No.58971483

Wabi sabi spergmaster

>> No.58971506

Entirely different design languages, but fuck that's a nice looking watch. 200% less penisy than a Speedy.

>> No.58971509
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Yeah and theyre overpriced as all hell quartz movements cost less than £5 unless they are sophisticated or historic.

>> No.58971517

theres more to watches than just the movement, anon.

>> No.58971531

Go buy your low manufacturing quality dogshit then, consumer-kun.

>> No.58971555

>hur its quartz so its bad
that's literally the only argument you've given.

>> No.58971646


No, you ignorant slut, he was pointing out that Mondaines and Skagens are massively overpriced dogshit because they are made as cheaply as humanly possible in China and market up massively to pawn off on suckers like you.

High quality fairly priced quartz watches exist. Casio, Seiko, Citizen and others make reasonably quality and valued quartz watches.

>> No.58971659

No, it's bad because they tend to use the cheapest quartz movement available and charge far too much for the watch.

>> No.58971660

No, that is literally the only argument I DIDN'T give. Stop strawmanning so hard.

>> No.58971678

Yes polywatch works great if the scratches aren't too deep.

>> No.58971690

I like the mondaine stop2go. I don't care about anything else those brands make.

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Thanks, I was extremely lucky to get it. It was on eBay and I got it for around £35, for a vintage penis quartz in such good condition that's incredible.

>> No.58971702

Yes, and the more there is in a skagen is shit.

>> No.58971739

N i c e
I have to get a penis quartz too but they're always a bit too expensive for my budget.

>> No.58971742

>overpriced as all hell quartz movements cost less than £5

literally never heard a complaint about the build quality of those bands.

even nicer, can't find them that cheap right now ebay, don't really need anymore watches right now anyways.

>> No.58971746

Thanks lad so taking that into consideration would a 38mm snkk65 look out of place or too big? It is 38mm but I'm afraid that too will be rather large

>theres more to watches than just the movement, anon.

Objectively wrong they make up most of the worth, sure the case and hands are a nice detail but with dogshit like skagen that's made by little Chinese kids and branded as Danish.

At least seiko 5s look better even though they are made by Malaysian kids because they don't pander to tasteless normies

>> No.58971763


How would a fucking clueless normie like you every have heard anything about any watch brands besides shilling and marketing? If you knew any better, you wouldn't have come in here to ask US.

>> No.58971784

The SNKK65 would look okay imho.

>> No.58971787
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>it's s-shit cause i say so! j-jj-j-j-j-ust trust me!
If the movements mattered as much the costs of mechanicals would be lower than quartz just based on how accurate they are.

>> No.58971795

>literally never heard a complaint about the build quality of those bands.

Maybe because the normies that buy them have no taste or semblance of an idea of what true quality is. Let's say a group of people eat dogshit their whole lives and have never tried anything better or complained because they know no better. And then you decide to join in because you've never eaten before and assume it's nice. That doesn't make it gourmet

>> No.58971808

Mechanical watches cost more because they cost more to produce, also some of it is that they have been marketed as more 'luxurious'.

>> No.58971809
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i need dis

>> No.58971813


You were already told repeatedly why it's shit. Overpriced low effort Chunk garbage. You just don't want to listen because your either a buttmad clueless normie or a troll. Feel free to kill yourself in either case.

>> No.58971820


I don't understand why. That watch just SCREAMS 90s mallwatch to me. Yuck.

>> No.58971825

Yeah I got lucky, the funny thing is that someone linked to it on /wt/ and that's how I found it.

>> No.58971826

>mechanicals would be cheaper because they are less accurate

Are you unironically autistic? A Ferrari has less miles per gallon than a VW that doesn't make it cheaper. It's about the levle of craftsmanship and engineering (but moreover design for cheaper autos) that goes into the complex movement of tens if not hundreds of parts that makes it more expensive, not the accuracy

>> No.58971827

>literally never heard a complaint about the build quality of those bands.
Okay then, here's mine. As a watchmaker I've worked on a few Skagens, most were simple battery changes but one was a drying job since the dumb whore went over the watches WR rating. I can say they won't fall apart but they're definitely not worth the money, not in build quality nor features like WR, lume, materials, model of the movement etc.

>> No.58971871

Cheers mate I appreci8 your reply

>> No.58971874

They're considered more luxurious more in part to the name, materials, and design than just movement. Design and materials always make up more for luxury as modern replication of movements tends to turn things moot.

Alright, an actual explanation, thank you. What sucks is I can't actually find where mondaine makes its stuff, but judging by the price it's probably not by swiss folk. Danke.

>> No.58971879

Exactly. Pierce Brosnan Bond era

>> No.58971895

They're nice looking watches, but unfortunately they're all cuck-axial now.

>> No.58971902

Only clueless bastard care for expensive materials that look gaudy as fuck 80% of the time. And design doesn't make a watch expensive look at the Rolex submariner for instance, basic design kept the same or near enough for decades with thousands of imitations and "homages" which are borderline replicas which are cheaper not because of design or materials but due to the workhorse and classic movement of the Rolex

>> No.58971919

The reason theres homages isn't because of hte movement, it's the looks.
It's why so many cars look similar, but I agree on the gaudiness.

lol can hardly even find something that looks as nice as yours.

>> No.58971954

There's a few on eBay that are similar but are priced at £95.

>> No.58971965

finding some similar.

>> No.58971966

Yeah you are right about the looks being the reason for a homage, absolutely, but that doesn't negate the fact that looks don't matter in haute horologie. What we're all missing here is finishing. That makes a watch expensive. Skagen has dogshit finishing sure but seiko 5s are as good as it gets subjectively for the price range. Finishing is why the AP Royal Oak quartz looks like shit and has a quartz movement but still sells for thousands

>> No.58971973

I'd say the watch you're wearing in the picture is probably your max. Its not too big though looks nice anon

>> No.58972004

True. It'd be like comparing a CAI to a Colt, Arsenal, or HK.

>> No.58972022

Shit bro thanks that made my day
I loved it as first and itll hold a lot of value for getting me into watches but recently I've been seeing it as dogshit and wore it reluctantly. Probably going to get an auto real soon and I also saw it as the highest I could go

>> No.58972038

I'd agree with the other anon.
It fits perfectly for a larger watch.

>> No.58972049

So I see people say that the Tissot Visodate shouldn't even be near water, but it has a 30m WR rating.
Shouldn't it at least be safe in the shower?

>> No.58972059

It will be safe in the dumpster.

>> No.58972062

I..I don't know what you mean I'm assuming youre comparing revolvers?

Thank you
I'm really glad that you can get a fast reply in these threads

>> No.58972080

For example - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152401244473

>> No.58972110

nice, sorry for the wording. Meant I had started finding them labeled different things.
CAI imports guns at low cost. However QA isn't the best (unless they improved), but theyre stuff works. Sometimes just gotta work on your guns yourself.

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>> No.58972145

TL;DR: co-axial is bad
Someone post the article please.

>> No.58972154


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>seamaster hands

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>> No.58972209
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why should I care about a dude who looks like he bought a suit at walmart and had his hair cut there as well?

>> No.58972247

You should disrobe to bathe.

>> No.58972257

I prefer to wear a wetsuit.

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>be a cool Finn
>cant wear a Rolex since everyone will assume you bought it on a beach in Gran Canaria

>> No.58972376

Yeah you're right, enjoy your Tissot!

captcha: horncastle 6081

>> No.58972429
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Yeah. I'm sure that's why you don't have a Rolex.

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I will not be bullied by a tripfaggot

My belt probably costs more than any watch you own

>> No.58972473

Are any digital watches with only Cyrillic writing on them still made?

>> No.58972479

Wow, that was hard

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>> No.58972522

With a lame excuse for not owning a Rolex, could you really drop thousands on a belt?

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Yes, if it had shark and tripfaggot repellant spray and a batarangs

>> No.58972564

Enjoy your videos with 0 content other than a fat fuck yelling around

>> No.58972597

>Enjoy your videos with 0 content other than a fat fuck yelling around

I will.

>> No.58972610

>No, I could not afford that.
Alright. That's what I thought.

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Its pretty fun anons :3

>> No.58972641

What is your nicest watch?

>> No.58972684

Holy shit that's the worst video I've ever seen its just some Aussie screaming about bullshit for 6 minutes at the last 2 minutes were just even worse. He didn't even start to tell us whay brands were doggu.

>> No.58972715

I think most on /g/ would consider my nicest to be my Habring2 COS Chrono or SBGH031 as my nicest watches.

>> No.58972812
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Tell me about nineball,why does he get called a furry?

>> No.58972815
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Don't encourage shit taste

>> No.58972883
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I have a lot of good reaction images from /an/ is why it started I believe

>> No.58973207

No, try to find a NOS Elektronika on Ebay.

>> No.58973616

Aren't those pretty unreliable at this point?

>> No.58974011


>shit taste

Business as usual

>> No.58974035
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Got this on sale for ~350 pounds, like the looks, but it's gaining exactly 20s/day according to the test I did on the first day. I reset it the day before yesterday at 19, wore it yesterday, didn't wear it today until 16 or so, when I checked it today at 19 it was ~30 seconds ahead. Should I wait more for the movement to settle before taking it to a watchmaker for regulation?

>> No.58974139

Wait a month

>> No.58974145

Has it been exposed to magnets? Also just send it back if you can.

>> No.58974149

Note how he stopped posting photos of his watches, regardless of whatever excuse he has.

>> No.58974150
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Fucking phone photos.

>> No.58974198

Zero magnets that I know of. I could send it back, but 20s is juust withing spec, and getting the watch here was a huge pain I'd rather not go through again. Not only did it take much longer than they said it would (though this is kind of understandable given that they had a sale and their watches were half off), but the courier showed up, couldn't find the address, and just fucked off back to the warehouse. I contacted the shipping company through their form to tell them the correct address and I was told it would be sent again. The next day I call their HQ and they tell me they didn't have a shipping address or phone number. I give it to them yet again, and I get the package the following day, two hours late.

>> No.58974213

>but 20s is juust withing spec

Jesus. This is why COSC is not a meme.

>> No.58974229

Make sure you continue to take notes too. If you keep watching me closely you might learn something.

>> No.58974518

Around here many luxury brands are destroyed by copies. If you wear a Rolex people will instantly assume it was bought on a holiday from a street vendor. Many here call it Lollex. Same with luxury handbags, even if you have the genuine article people will think it was cheap copy you bought abroad.

The other problem with Rolex is that is simply screams mid life crisis. I'd rather get a JLC.

>> No.58974542

Yes, it's quite entertaining to watch someone make a fool of themselves while still wanting to be taken seriously. See also: Trump

>> No.58974592

>Green bits at the periphery of the face
Are those lume too?

>> No.58974673

>Buys a British Invicta
>Is surprised when it's shit.

Congratulations, you got pleb-caught!

>> No.58974952



Basically, Omega's implementation of the co-axial escapement is fucked. If it isn't serviced extremely regularly and EXTREMELY precisely oiled (even though the whole fucking point of the co-axial escapement was to not need lubrication) the escapement will start eating itself.

A bone stock ETA 2892-A2 Top will be as accurate while being 10x as reliable, but Omega went ahead with their butchered cuck-axial implementation anyway because marketing.

>> No.58974962


Hello newfriend.

>> No.58975016
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It was post ironic meta shitposting you wouldn't understand I'm not new and I'm not your friend meanie

>> No.58975065


In that case I applaud your acting skills.

>> No.58975105

>the escapement will start eating itself.
i guess i missed that part anon.
or, are you just being an overly presumptuous twat?

>> No.58975128

You're so smart. How do you do it?

>> No.58975150

just have a local watchmaker regulate it

20s a day is within normal so they'll probably just tell you that unless you go anal and expect chronometer COSC certification

>> No.58975233

No idea what's going on anymore

>> No.58975308
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Thanks m8s

>> No.58975318

Why the fuck do winders cost so much, all they do is spin.
Best of luck.

>> No.58975341
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Yep, you can see them on this lume shots of my Trident 300.

>> No.58975363

>The other problem with Rolex is that is simply screams mid life crisis.

Are you 12?

>> No.58975369

>primitive overpowered racecar
>asbestos flame retardant suit
The only thing in this pic that won't kill you is the watch, but only because by that time they switched from radium to tritium.

>> No.58975417

Post your hand winders. I want a hand winder and I can't decide what I want. Specifically not automatic though.

>> No.58975435

Shitting up threads at your responsibility and expense.

>> No.58975513
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Coвeтcкий мacтep гoнки oтчeтнocти.

>> No.58975531
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Another anon shitposting on 4chan is a drop drop of water in the ocean. It's not really "at my expense."

>> No.58975541

Isn't that automatic ?

>> No.58975608


"I think the co-axial is a lot more sensitive. Omega use oil on it George Daniels (inventor of the co-axial) didn’t. And it’s a microscopic amount, I mean you actually have to use a microscope. If it’s not correctly oiled, you won’t get your four years out of it. The amount of oil we’re using is so minute that it makes the applicationa rather difficult job. If you use too much oil, it’s going to stop the watch, or it’s going to run off the back of the teeth and stop the watch. If you put too little oil, it is going to result in stoppage as well. It has to be perfect, and it has to be on a certain spot on the teeth too: right in the middle. There’s a lot more to it than the conventional Swiss lever."

Consider the implications of this and consider what happens if too much oil, too little oil, or the wrong kind of oil is used, or the implications of letting it dry out due to not servicing it on time.

>> No.58975721

What are winders if I may so enquire can't you just wind a watch with your hand?

>> No.58975743

Such detail on the lume I love it

>> No.58975753

that's a really good deal. I'd buy a cancer stick just to send it in.

>Why the fuck do winders cost so much, all they do is spin.

I know right. fucking hell a circular rotor and a watch pillow doesn't cost 80+ dollars

>> No.58975768

It's called pissing in an ocean of piss

>> No.58975816
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they're expensive cases that roll around simulating hand movement for when you're not wearing your watch

>> No.58975880

Here is a comment from Al Archer (one of the best watchmakers working today) on how extremely sensitive Omega co-axial escapements are to servicing and how they can be damaged EXTREMELY easily if they are not serviced regularly or correctly:


"One other thing I will say is make sure whoever services a watch you may own with one of these knows what they are doing and has had the training. The fact is the watch will run great even if the oiling on the escapement is not done correctly, but it will cause significant wear on some fairly expensive parts that will cost you down the road. This is one reason I refused to service these until a slot opened up at the training in NJ. Even just moving the balance wheel like you would in a lever escapement watch can do a lot of damage in an instant, so these are not watches to learn as you go."

>> No.58975890

I haven't heard that in a long time.

>> No.58975891

Meant to quote

>> No.58975913

ok, i get it. a new Omega is not a good choice for a poorfag like you

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God this is pathetic, are you guys 12?
One of you please be the adult and stop this shit.

>> No.58975977

>Getting cucked by literal mountain Jews proves I'm rich!

Still too poor to afford a Rolex though. BTW Rolex owners laugh at you getting cucked by a mallwatch with delusions of grandeur.

>> No.58976020

between this and the knife autist in the last thread /wt/ discussion is currently in the shitter

>> No.58976035



>>>58974952 (You)
>>the escapement will start eating itself.
>i guess i missed that part anon.
>or, are you just being an overly presumptuous twat?

I literally proved the exact thing you questioned, no need to be assblasted about it.

>> No.58976041

Ok thanks but what's the benefit

>> No.58976089

I'm posting like an adult--

in-between meetings.

>> No.58976149

You're posting like a child--


>> No.58976281


>> No.58976367

Anyone know of a cheaper 24 hour watch? I want it to be one that makes one revolution around the face in the day. Every one I've found is 300+ dollars.

Something like this.

>> No.58976437


Deal with it

>> No.58976658

Is 12 mm auto 2 thicc for a person whos worn only 10 mm quartzes

>> No.58976764
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12mm isn't all that thick, but it's also going to depend on the size of your wrist and where that thickness comes from. Thickness that comes from a curve in the crystal is much less significant than a more tuna can-like watch case. Because domes of crystals don't add quite as much thickness visually, and even tend to slip under a cuff more easily like a thinner watch would. For example, the Orient Bambinos are around 12mm I believe, but they should wear pretty thin for their size.

>> No.58976895

Keeps your watch going when you aren't wearing it

>> No.58977005

Looks like a watch I'd see in a nightmare

>> No.58977521

>purposefully acting as shitposting bait
You first.

>> No.58977581

Generally speaking, if a watch company doesn't explicitly say where their watches are made, then they're made in China.

>> No.58977598
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Thanks but alas I have bitchwrists and a 10 mm looks just about good enough
I was looking at the snkk65 (which Is12mm without a domed crystal) but have turned my attention to the snk355 due to the aforementioned thickness
Both have silver sunburst dials which I adore but the snkk65 has a more polished case and the snk355 isn't as shapely as seen in pic related. I'm unsure of the lug to lug length of the snkk65 too so it may over hang as my current shitter fits perfect seen here
I'm so confused desu and I'm certain my first auto will be one of these two I'm sure of that

>> No.58977701

Lug to lug is worth finding out, as it's probably one of the most important measurements when it comes it being too big or correctly sized. The other part of that would be how curved the watch is. The more it curves, the longer the lug to lug can be without creating overhang.

There is no common measuring techniques for the radius and types of curves and angles built into watch lugs afaik. Just need to go with pictures.

Me first what? In meetings?

>> No.58977816

Archie never articulates his opinions on watches very well, but he seems to consider any brand that isn't seen as a status symbol as being dogshit. I wouldn't take his videos seriously t b h family.

>> No.58977863

Mmmm I figured
Thanks for helping me out nineball, you're alright

>> No.58977961

>Are you 12?

So, you have or desire a Rolex then? Harley? New wife?

>> No.58978268

Nope, Komandirskies are hand wind, Amphibias are automatic.

>> No.58978295

Cheers, it's just a phone pic.

>> No.58978324
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smart watches are cool sometimes

>> No.58978345


>> No.58978354

when I can put cute pictures on them!

>> No.58978416

apparently WUS says he came out as a character.

>> No.58978425

Not him but I would be happy with a mechanical watch that changed colour theme based on ambient illumination and time of day.

>> No.58978437

There's the orient disk for the time of day part at least.

>> No.58978633

That's just what he said. He claims it's a character. It's not a character, it's him (at least in personality, not in name.) At most he's simply turning up the dial, not adopting a completely different persona.

>> No.58978694

Why don't you just get a digital watch?

>> No.58978819

try vostok

>> No.58978888

Just incase anyone is wondering, people from Hamilton Mountain are all arrogant assholes who think they're special.

>100 m

Thanks for the info though.

>> No.58979038

So just a manchild with no valid opinions?

>> No.58979490

Well he's owned a number of watches, so I'm not going to say he has no valid opinions. He's just learned that yelling "FUCKAHS" and talking about thai ladyboys gets more views. I stopped watching him, the signal to noise ratio is just so crazy.

>> No.58979618

>it's not an act, he's just that terrible
How ironic coming from you.

>> No.58979646

Your jealousy knows no bounds, anon.

>> No.58980428

Is the Seiko 5 SNK809K2 just a meme?

want to get my first mechanical watch and it seems good

>> No.58980494

Who made you upset? When you're talking about radio waves it makes sense to mention you're on it.

Literally everyone refers to it that way chill

>> No.58980537

No. Order it, now

>> No.58980554


>> No.58980596

You'll love it and you'll be hooked

>> No.58980964

I still have no idea what any of his opinions are after that "101" video

>> No.58981049
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>hating arhcie

>> No.58981105

Does one company make all the generic watch bands and 1000000000000000 of them (name brand included) just rebrand them?

>> No.58981623
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>That one anon with the Seiko that triggers everyone

I am that anon

>> No.58981685

How's the accuracy of the 9F so far?

>> No.58981710

Don't worry anon, accountants need watches too.

>> No.58981825
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>bidding on speedsonic

Hopefully I can get the only tuning fork chronograph movement for a decent amount.

>> No.58981911

is it a spring drive

>> No.58982132


Literally 0+/-



>> No.58982228

it needs to be a 20+/- mechanical to be in this thread

>> No.58982556

Not that guy.

As far as rolexes and mid-life crises go, i think it depends on the model.

Datejust for sure
Explorer i and explorer ii- not so much. With exception to the new 42mm exp ii.
Yachtmaster definitely.
Sub depends on whos wearing it/how theyre wearing it. Its so ubiquitous
Cellini line, kind of- also "i have no idea what jlc is, rolex is definitely the best watch ever"

>> No.58982685
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>day date complicaton on a watch that expensive

ruins it for me

>> No.58982741
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>Datejust for sure
Jubilee bracelet, jubilee dial, two tone, diamond indices and fluted bezel. Sure. Someone is trying to get as flashy as they can without being able to afford a day-date.

But someone picking up a 16200? I don't think so

>> No.58982764

Has rolex ever done a datejust without the cyclops?

>> No.58982800

I like it anon! Not a huge fan of the black dial, and I think the day/date would've looked better in negative, but it still looks good. One day I will get the champagne dial version and I'll have the day displayed in Kanji and I will become complete.

>> No.58982820
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Finally got my new watch! What do you guys think?

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>> No.58982921


This grand Seiko has both English and Kanji.

As you scroll through the days both languages appear.

>> No.58983006

not bait tho, its a sick watch

>> No.58983024

I do not know. You can remove it though

>> No.58983051

Can you attach a cyclops to a normal crystal?

>> No.58983079

I want to get a Casio F91W but I dislike that there's no timer function. Are there any other digital watches with a similar footprint that have that as a feature?

>> No.58983105

The cyclops on rolexes is just glued on. So yeah, if you managed to find a cyclops somewhere, and had the proper adhesive you could do it.

>> No.58983129

Casio LW201.

>> No.58983368
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Getting this chink watch in the mail soon.

>> No.58983660
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what a shit watch

>> No.58983836
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>> No.58983945
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With all the praise seiko gets you kind of tend to forget that well over half of all seiko 5 designs are god-awful mall crap.

>> No.58983970

You need a special type of glue and a ultraviolet lamp to dry it. But yes.

>> No.58984096

>It's a shit watch

>> No.58984245

The Speedmaster FOIS, which is basically the same as the blue limited edition, actually costs slightly less than the Professional, probably because it comes on a strap instead of a bracelet. But Omega slapped on some blue paint and went ahead and doubled the price.

>> No.58984275

This. I'd love to be able to get a FOIS on bracelet with hesalite crystal.

>> No.58984309

>he doesn't admire and slobber over Tisell watches

>> No.58984383

Why would I?
>inb4 koreaboo

>> No.58984561

Is pic related one?
I like the sunburst dial and the face but the shape isn't as curbed as the snkk65

>> No.58984570
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O fugg forgot pic :DDD
Plus the snkk65 may be 2thicc4me

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I really dont give a shit what the price tag says. This is the prettiest watch i've ever seen, much prettier than any other speedmaster imo. As i said i'll probably never own it, but i love everything about it.

>> No.58984738

I'd say most seiko's are mallcrap. I don't know why /g/ rates them so highly except for budget reasons.

>> No.58984743
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I really dont give a shit what the price tag says. This is the prettiest watch i've ever seen, much prettier than any other speedmaster imo. I will probably never own it, but i love everything about it.

>> No.58984839

Did you have a look at the various Rolex Daytonas?

>> No.58984900
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Yeah those are really nice too! I just really love the white and blue panda dial. My favorite daytona is the 6265 big red with the white dial

>> No.58984984
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Panda dial chronos are god tier.

>> No.58985090

? v strange post.

so many quality seiko watches. If you think otherwise you aren't a watch enthusiast.

>> No.58985550

Would you ever buy a 9F Quartz?

>> No.58985574

Fuck yea, why not?

>> No.58985609

Should I blow my load on a Seagull Seamaster?

>> No.58985616
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And it just arrived :)

>> No.58985725

I'm fine with it, would like to hear reasons not to from the overly autistic mechanical crowd here

>> No.58985735

It doesn't have a white and blue NATO

>> No.58985806

I could get one for cheap

>> No.58985813

But you said you ordered it WITH a white and blue nato. Don't fucking just go on the Internet and lie for gods sake.

>> No.58985842
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I never said that I am buying the watch with a White Blue NATO

>> No.58985877
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That was me, the nato hasnt arrived yet. Will post when i get it :)

>> No.58985891

Looks great fampai
Not sure about the crown guard tho
how are the dimensions on it?

>> No.58985897

New thread

>> No.58985898

>wanting fakes

>> No.58986139

but this one wasn't even close to being over

>> No.58986434

Nice Grand Seiko m9.

>> No.58986484

Well, The Citizen has a better movement while not being that much more expensive, though I've heard the finishing is not as good, so it depends on what you're after.

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