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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.59153567
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Oops, posted at the end of the last thread.

Hey guys, first time stopping by

This was my dads TAG Heuer, he just broke up with my stepmom now and needs some money so I bought it from him for $1200.

It's a lot but feels pretty cool having my first real luxury watch.

What do you think?

>> No.59153593

Given the poorly copied dial and weird looking lugs, maybe. But the too small sub-seconds is a design flaw that Nomos made on their own watch, not just something that shows up on fakes.

>> No.59153596


Oops :^)
Me too


>> No.59153629

"It was my dad's" is pretty much the best excuse to wear any particular watch, so you've got that going for you. But what the fuck is that strap? Jesus.

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If it had the same subdial layout and movement as the original I'd have bought one already. That and it being 45mm case is a turn off.

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First for the GOAT lcd quartz watch.

Also, this picture shows the chronograph function and shows how the time of day remains displayed while in the alarm, chrono or timer modes.

>> No.59153720

Do you own any non plaid shirts?

>> No.59153722

You still can't tell? Hint: Nomos don't have mineral crystals and exhibit a green hue at the edges

>> No.59153753


That strap is fucking hilarious

>> No.59153756



>> No.59153778

>Buy Nomos shitter
>Can't tell the difference between a $10 ali express qurtz shitter and your watch

This is why you don't buy dogshit.

>> No.59153789

Probably the fake Nomos poster trying to gauge how it looks

>> No.59153923

Turn the watch around and you'll see.
Also finishing.
Have you ever held a NOMOS?

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Meme watch reporting in.

>> No.59154390

Thinking of getting a seagull 1963 since my komandirskie is finicky as fuck

Stronk Chinese engineering or alibaba tier? Getting from watchunique

>> No.59154437
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Best bang for your buck

>> No.59154464

>my commie shitter is bad so I'm going to get another commie shitter

My friend...

>> No.59154486

>not an orient

>> No.59154488

damn you wrecked that watch bro

>> No.59154541

My brother did, we traded watches cause I liked his better and he liked mine more.

>> No.59154634
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Have any of you ever directly purchased from abroad before? I just want to know what to expect in regards to shipping time and if something could happen to this en route. Creation watch wants $87 for the snkl41, but you can order directly from japan with free shipping for $58 (white face), and $67 (blue face)

Also, which one?

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>> No.59154694

The blue face one doesn't know if it's dressy or casual. Go for the white face one.

>> No.59154744


Yes, but since it triggered some anon I've been trying to dig up every plaid shirt I own for these pics.

>> No.59155121

So here's the thing with 1963's... QC is their downfall. I don't know what it is but apparently the quality control is just abysmal. So what you need to know is that if you're lucky you will get a piece that keeps decent time and after 2 months still has chronograph features working (some people claim that their watch hands stop resetting properly). If you get a shit one it'll break by clapping as actually happened in a thread on WUS. So your call. Also be aware if you're buying Thomas watch or an original seagull one

>> No.59155348

Charge your battery fag

>> No.59155384


I still haven't been able to find one on Yahoo auctions or Rakuten

>> No.59155402

It's hard when you don't leave the house

>> No.59155455


I might have to change the battery in this one, it doesn't seem to get up to three bars even left in direct sunlight.

>> No.59155581
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Why don't you leave the house

>> No.59155863
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Thomas and Ed are awesome btw

If you're buying a watch they QC'ed, you're good.

>mfw I'm on a list for a new racing chrono, made by Thomas and Ed, based on the 1963 case (limited to 40 pieces, each movement/case QC'ed by Thomas and Ed)

>> No.59156099

Should I go panda dial or normal 1963

>> No.59156112

Panda dial doesn't look much like the original

>> No.59156157

Normal, acrylic, 38mm, display caseback w/o logo

>> No.59156159
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Tell me about Tisell

>> No.59156167


>> No.59156168

best bang for your buck affordables

sapphire, good movements, nice finish

>> No.59156227
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My new Omega Cosmic. Running +60s/d and a 175 amplitude so going in for service two days after arrival, but wearing the hell out of it until then.

> 1 Z 27 4 5 || 7 10 = 10 2
I'm not even mad

>> No.59156258


>> No.59156422


You'd better pray your watchmaker is a vintage Omega specialist.

If I recall correctly, Cosmic's have one piece cases that can only be opened by blowing compressed air into the case via the crown tube, at great risk of damaging the movement, dial and hands.

My local watchmaker generally refuses to work on Cosmics for this reason.

>> No.59156562

Replica watches with waterproofing and shitty branding

>> No.59156664

I cant remember the movement they have.

I think its a miyota 9015 which is 28k beats/hr. I have a watch by an off brand with the same movement and its fantastic.

>> No.59156667

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me with your little wrists? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Patek Philippe Ecole d'Horlogerie, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret meetings in Genèva, and I have over 300 confirmed NATOs.

>> No.59156684

jesus why can't it ever be simple

thanks for the heads up - don't suppose you know a good vintage omega specialist in NYC

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I like them.

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>can only be opened by blowing compressed air into the case via the crown tube, at great risk of damaging the movement, dial and hands.


>> No.59156994

Shouldn't you be able to hold the case down & use some powerful suction to lift the crystal off?

>> No.59157031

>use some powerful suction

Like your mom's mouth?

>> No.59157052


Like your mom's mouth?

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>Fake Rolex Submariners
>Quartz reddit watches

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>> No.59157278
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So I am trying to buy a watch simply from selling old MTG cards which i collected as a kid. I currently have a Casio Wavescepter, an Orient Esteem that was gifted to me, and a Sinn 556i.

Hopefully I should have around $800 Canabucks when i finish selling some of these off, what is a good manual winder in that price range? If any. Trying to pad out the collection as I already have a dress watch, casio, and sinn556 as my everyday. Maybe a Chrono? I like watches that have a feature or interesting technology.

>> No.59157394

Seagull 1963?
Seagull M163S?

>> No.59157421

Hmm they do fit the description I guess but it leaves a lot of budget left. I know manual wind has a lot less selection

>> No.59157504
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tfw regret

>> No.59157684

Are there any american watch companies that sell stuff for <$500?
Preferably with an in-house movement or something.

I guess I'd probably have to go vintage, wouldn't i?

>> No.59157700

You could up your budget and get a Celadon?
Beijing Beihai is also in the your ballpark

I don't think you can get anything interesting from Orient or Seiko at this pricepoint.

>> No.59157754

Seiko SARX

>> No.59157755

Damn it's all chinese isn't it.

>> No.59157775


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>cases that can only be opened by blowing compressed air into the case via the crown tube
>his watch shop when

>> No.59157778

I doubt there are even any Imperials left anon. When I got mine there were two serial numbers (of 50) to choose from. That was several months ago.

>> No.59157786

Looks like a simple crystal grabber will take this watch apart - not sure why compressed air would be needed.

>> No.59157787

Reminder Seiko Dolce is an amazing quartz. Nineball isn't around much today are they?

>> No.59157792

Right as I post they show up cool am I a wizard

>> No.59157810

Man Massdrop is fucking stale recently.

>> No.59157826


The watches on there are 99% dogshit. Maybe you'll get a seiko 5 (for more than you'd pay elsewhere) or a junghans max bill.

>> No.59157834

Keaton Myrick?

>> No.59157836

One time they had a nice presage but it was limited to 20 units total which is retarded. I can hope for a breakthrough one day.

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Redpill me on Nixon

>> No.59157908


>> No.59157915

Dogshit fashion brand with 3 cent movements thrown in a huge case and charging hundreds of freedombux. That should be obvious at first glance.

>> No.59157930

So like Swatch, Armani and Weiss then?

>> No.59157938

Is the Tisell the only good option for a pilot watch for under $150?

>> No.59157958

>good option

>> No.59157959

Weiss is at least somewhat respectable. Nixon, fossil, armani, skagen, etc are all just pleb watches for normies who don't know shit.

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>The name tho
Hope you don't become the de facto laughing stock of the office

>> No.59157987

It's not even branded. At least it'd be better than wearing a 35-37mm Malaysian assembled Seiko 5.

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Try AVI-8

So are there any actual Respectable English/American watch manufacturer comparable to the Swiss and Chinks/Nips?

>> No.59157997

RGM. Not cheap though.

>> No.59158016

>$3.5K for a Zenith Pilot 20 or $7k and waiting for a RGM that looks the same

Tough choice.

>> No.59158023

yes. most of the other passable options are $250 or so at minimum I think.

>> No.59158034

What? Swatch owns everything from complete dogshit to extremely fine pieces. Armani is just a logo put on by a Chinese factory, and Weiss is one of the best attempts at American watchmaking in recent history.

It would have been hard to pick 3 more dissimilar companies.

>> No.59158043

fuck off ninegag

>> No.59158056

tfw much too poor for a Weiss.
tfw swatch owns hamilton.
tfw no decent american watches at competitive prices

>> No.59158060


>> No.59158086

Vintage is cool and all, but so are new watches.
Looking for something that I can pass off to my son or grandkids in 30-50 years.

>> No.59158106

Get an enamel dial watch

>> No.59158114

You can save up if you want something to pass down.

Can you handle a 42mm watch?

>> No.59158159

Doubtable, wrist is only about 6.25 inches.
Also part this is a graduation gift, mostly.
I've thought about going with Seiko, but most of their stuff under $500 isn't very inspiring.

>> No.59158166

Don't get anything that is retardedly expensive to fix/maintain like a tourbillon or a Patek

>> No.59158176

lol fuck that, man.
I've considered high-end quartz just for cost reasons.

>> No.59158181

Meteorite dial watch?

>> No.59158192


>> No.59158199

I'll never tell you people which watches I own.

All you do is insult each other.

>> No.59158209

If you want a fucking hugbox where no one insults your shit taste, go to WUS or reddit or something.

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>> No.59158258
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What does that make me

>> No.59158270

There is virtually no reason why you should get this >>59158228 over a fucking Meteorite dial with a Swiss Quartz movement >>59158192

>> No.59158283

really not a fan of how it looks or the roman numerals

>> No.59158292

I'm surprised you can even see them.

>> No.59158350

Maybe he wants a watch that doesn't look like ass. Meteorite dial can't save that monstrosity.

>> No.59158360

Mother fucking Meteorite Dial tho
Do You have any idea how much these costs?
How rare they are in the market?

>>Clue: 5 digits
>>It's a Mother fucking Space Rock

>> No.59158371

wait, they actually made an actual historical meteorite into that ugly piece of shit?
fuck me, shitters should be banned from space and space materials alike

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>anon, buy this meteorite watch instead of a grand seiko
>trust me it's aweome

>> No.59158388

I like to pay a lot of attention to design and what not (industrial design minor). It's part of why I can't fucking settle on a watch.

If I was spending a ton for a space rock I'd rather the MAN ON THE MOON.

Hell even Invicta has a better looking spacerock watch.

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Zelos just sold meteorite dial hammerheads for $600 last year. It isn't that expensive, plus those retards ruined it with that abysmal fucking gold color instead of the natural look.

>> No.59158615

that actually looks really cool.

>> No.59158747


Looks like debethune is trying to make a mechanical sort-of-turning-fork escapement.

>> No.59158885


>60 hour chronograph with all chronograph hands in the center


>> No.59159533

I thought that the horizontal clutch stuff was really cool. Looking forward to seeing if the watches this gets put in live up to the legibility the movement aspires to.

>> No.59159824

Seems promising.

>> No.59159956

I'll ask this again since you fuckers didn't answer
I inherited a breitling superocean a13340
It's worth £2,450
If I were to sell it, whats the best watch in the price range I have I could buy?
I'd prefer it to be less than 39mm


No I'm not black and no I didn't steal it baka

>> No.59159985

modded skx

>> No.59160056

A Little bit more and you have a pelagos, or a used entry level Rolex, maybe Some speedy reduced or grand Seiko. You have a literal fuckton of options man be more specific

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most expensive nixon watch, tissot, or rolly on da wrist

>> No.59160128

>/pol/reddit trumpcucks pretending they aren't newfag cancer

back to r/thedonald

>> No.59160182


>> No.59160200

Tell me about the most information dense, mechanical watch.

>> No.59160212
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New watch strap guys

>> No.59160268

use the money to buy a used Breitling Superocean

>> No.59160327
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What are the best models you can find in the Seiko 5 line?

>> No.59160578
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can anyone explain how the moonphase complication came about? it seems like a silly and useless thing to put on a watch without any real benefit

>> No.59160732


>> No.59160740

The one you like this question comes up nearly every single day it's the same movement just pick your design

>> No.59160828

there's so many can't anyone narrow it down to the coolest ones?

>> No.59160888

looks good

>> No.59160963


>> No.59161341
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Cool is subjective bra

>> No.59161535
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Hey guys, I want to get one of the grand seiko models that isnt one of the hi-beat or spring drive models.

I am aiming at the sbgr051. Is the sbgr051 their "default" choice, like the equivalent of the datejust for rolex?

> 28,800 bph
>72 hour power reserve
>clean design
>37mm, dress watch size

I also quite like the SBGR059. Its similar in design, except slightly larger at 38mm, and the case is made of titanium. Most importantly for me, the seconds is blue in colour, which I find rather striking.

>> No.59161545

Speaking of Grand Seikos.
I've not seen HiBeat bro in a while. He still around?

>> No.59161576

If you like the blue seconds hand more, then just go for the 059.

>> No.59161583

Knowing when high tide will be?

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>> No.59161628

Definitely this is the best-looking S5 right now. Seiko should step it up an make its Prospex equivalent.

>> No.59161663

Are there any inherent downsides to titanium casings, as compared to stainless steel?

My main worry is finding a shop that stocks the 059 though.

>> No.59161670

IIRC titanium scratches slightly easier than stainless.

>> No.59161732


Not just slightly. Much easier.

>> No.59161739

It's probably diashield coated so it won't make much difference.

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>> No.59161758
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Why the Japs can never design something as beautiful as Rolex does?

>> No.59161767

Nice Dagaz homage

>> No.59161777

>Archie and his ex wife's son.


>> No.59161802

His child is a disgusting hapa too

>> No.59161901

At least he doesn't have to worry about growing fucking antennas.

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>> No.59161996

Holy shit, it's Salem

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>> No.59162018

Do you have a PATEK WORLD TIME?

>> No.59162023


A crystal grabber MAY work if the watchmaker can very carefully cut the adhesive between the crystal and case without damaging the crystal, case, or movement.

Basically, my point was that you need a specialist familiar dealing with that type of case. I would suggest searching Omegaforums for NY vintage Omega specialists.

>> No.59162091

the kid looks so disinterested

>> No.59162202


Lol nice $1,000 pleb catcher with a 25 cent quartz movement, dumbfuck.

>> No.59162282


Used Grand Seikos are pretty much the only sub 39mm watches in that price range that are worth a damn. Not enough for a used Rolex, new Tudor Pleagos or BB are bigger than 39mm, so is the MOTM.

>> No.59162286

>Paying over $1,000 for a fashion watch.

At least Daniel Wellingtons are only $100

>> No.59162312

Hey could easily get a lower end Tudor Pelagos or used daejust for that.

>> No.59162368

Air Kings, too. Honestly they're great watches with a lot of history, high accuracy and reliability, and relatively cheap service costs.

I don't know why more people on /wt/ don't aim for that instead of some of the garbage people fap over here.

>> No.59162369

>What should I buy with £2400


>> No.59162403

Should I finance a Seiko Alpinist?

>> No.59162462

>Tudor Pelagos

He wanted under 39mm.


Wasn't sure they could be had used in that price range.


>Air King

If that's your thing sure, but unless someone wants a ~34mm piece and is into the history of it, most people aren't hugs fans of that model. Personally I'd go for a used GS instead.

>> No.59162493

>Not getting a brand new Grand Seiko quartz

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>best models in the Shitty 5 line

>> No.59162545


I would give up a Patek world time to not be Archie or have his life

>> No.59162549


>> No.59162574

It's funny cause he doesn't look a ladyboy lover there

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>10 (TEN) Dive watches

>> No.59162593

If he just spent £110 more he could get the good black bay

>> No.59162605

Forgot the link


>> No.59162626

If he'd have saved money instead buying all those homages wouldn't he have been able to afford a real submariner?

>> No.59162641

10 > 1

>> No.59162754


I totally forgot Tudor made those. Too bad they don't use Tudor's new in-house movement, if they eventually do an in-house version I would be interested for myself.

>> No.59162790

What watch will get me a girlfriend? I already have an Amphibia and a Komandirskie and two terrorists but so far they didn't do the trick. Will I have better luck with an SNK809?

>> No.59162825

Could be that their in house is too large at 31.8mm. It's 6mm larger than the 2824 (25.6mm) fitted to the Heritage 36. Though not much would stop them scaling up to 38mm, may be able to squeeze it on in there then

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invicta venom

>> No.59162874

How do you read the date on this?

>> No.59162889
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>WUS shilling Tiger Concept watches
>Look like dials were just printed out on paper

>> No.59162917

Nice Tudor homage m8

>> No.59162932

I want some testimonies from long time 1963 users. It's kinda weird the people who post here have had them for a matter of weeks or months it seems

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>All these obviously Chinese people in the microbrand watch industry with names like Thomas, Ed and William

>> No.59162949


Their names, like their watches, are poorly made discount homages to the West.

>> No.59162952

Just go to WUS and read the thread.

People don't often talk about old watches, and want to post about their new ones.

>> No.59162972

OK, so just because I made one tiny typo with a missing "r" in "shirt" you decide to go all lumberjack on the entire board?

>> No.59162999

I have been on there a little bit. The one thing i find with WUS and Reddit is it can be a bit of a safety blanket with everyone jerking each other off about how great their watch is. /wt/ can be a bit more blunt which i appreaciate

>> No.59163006

Everyone in the Chinese economy who exports does this. It's easier for gweilo to remember who's who if they have whitey names.

>> No.59163054

You're buying a 200 euro Chinese built Chronograph with a 1950s movement, what are you expecting?

It's a beautiful watch, with a working Chronograph. You should wear it occasionally to work and special events and go easy on it. And factor a service in after the first 2 years.

>> No.59163084
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I'm a lumberjack and that's okay!

>> No.59163111

Literally everything 4chan vs normie Internet is like this. The community here is brutal which encourages you to git gud.

I used to play Kerbal Space Program, which is considered by normies to be impossibly hard. Basically everyone played with autopilot while on /vt/ everyone flew manual, with autopilot being ridiculed into de-facto illegality. Reddit needed autopilot to get to orbit, while /vt/kspg/ eyeballed moonshots and sent manned missions to the games Pluto equivalent all by hand. Then we shitposted so much that the mods banned /kspg/, but TL;DR: 4chan encourages you to git gud.

>> No.59163202

DESU the negative reinforcement aspect works for some people, but not all.

But honestly the shittiness of /fit/ helped me lose 80lbs. Too bad I didn't lift.

>> No.59163309
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Just purchased a hand press and removal tools so I can fix this piece of shit I bought and learn how to watch.

It was minutes out when I started but now it's regulated to +10 seconds a day.

Problem is the hands aren't lined up

>> No.59163434
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Was going to just throw this in the bin when I had used it to practice watch servicing on, but I just put it on a leather strap and I think it's good enough to keep.

>> No.59163555

Yeah it looks fine. Can you replace the crystal?

>> No.59163561

how are the miyota quartz movements?
AVI 8 has some pretty nice looking stuff.

>> No.59163582

Top tier basically. The upper echelon of quartz

>> No.59163605

Probably, but I don't have a crystal press yet.

Was just going to try polishing it.

>> No.59163630

These look interesting for theme watches. Are they actually made in Britain?

>> No.59163651

this is archie luxury? lmao what the fuck happened

>> No.59163683

he decided to go his own way

>> No.59163704
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>leather watch strap got drizzled a bit in the rain
>now there are water spots/discoloration

how do you get rid of these?

>> No.59163724


Dry it out it smother it in leather oils.

>> No.59163726

Put the whole thing in water so it all looks the same

>> No.59163730

you don't; instead you embrace the fact that your watch will not remain pristine if you use it.

>> No.59163947

Depends. But they're good choices in every price range. Of course if you buy an expensive normie watch with only a 2035 in it you've fucked up.

>> No.59163948

Trash bag

>> No.59163987

What's a good cheap chronograph for /g/ents?

>> No.59164003

Invicta Speedway 9212

>> No.59164029

surprisingly it discolors unevenly so it doesn't look good if I do that

>> No.59164035

That's exactly what happened to your mom

>> No.59164082

that doesn't even make sense you edgy tryhard

>> No.59164099

Like your mom.

>> No.59164120

>your mom jokes

jeez you're old. kys.

>> No.59164152

>edgy tryhard
Coming from the faggot posting his LV bag

>> No.59164198

Except for the strap, it's a nice watch.

>> No.59164208

can you use polywatch to polish scratches in mineral glass?

>> No.59164218

Kind of its harder

>> No.59164228

you mad my school bag costs more than your watch collection?

>> No.59164246

>Bragging about LV
What are you, poor?

>> No.59164268

Orient flight

>> No.59164277

>trying to save face this hard


>> No.59164304

No I'm not. You seem awfully defensive about it though. Anyone respectable who actually was as high and mighty as you seem wouldn't blink an eye at a comment like that. Keep justifying to yourself

>> No.59164337

Lol I'm not even him. I associate LV with poor people trying to look rich. Or Asians who understand nothing about fashion or dressing themselves.

>> No.59164348

literally "they hate us cuz they ain't us" tier

stay poor

>> No.59164375

And a ching chong nip nong to you too, young man.

>> No.59164461

>weak incorrect racism

lmao I don't care what you think you redneck peasant

>> No.59164494
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How much did Seiko charge for these quartz shitters back in the 80s?

This one is from 1982 and there's hardly a mark on it. With some light hand polishing I've made the dial and the parts on the case that are supposed to be polished steel, like new. So the finish seems good quality. Was £10 from a charity shop.

Came on an awful bracelet, so I've got a replacement on order.

>> No.59164508

It says Mon Feb 22

>> No.59164528


i am not aware of any reports of successfully polishing mineral glass with polywatch.

>> No.59164566

I just polished some mineral glass with polywatch to get some microscopic scratches out that were effecting the visual clarity of this watch >>59164494

>> No.59164590


that picture shows a watch with an acrylic crystal

>> No.59164670

Doesn't seem like it's acrylic. It's cold to the touch and it's not domed.

>> No.59164694

What is a good mechanical watch with minimal branding and an interesting design?

>> No.59164715

Seiko 5

>> No.59164731

Polywatch can polish stainless steel so it should be ok for glass.

>> No.59164742

>not domed.

the picture on my monitor very clearly shows a domed crystal.

>> No.59164782

Your eyes must be broken then, it's completely flat.

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are you fucking trolling?

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>> No.59164884


that diagram is of typical dome profiles for sapphire. the photo of the seiko shows a textbook "bubble" dome profile for an acrylic crystal.

>> No.59164953
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It's not even fucking dome shaped.

This is a domed crystal.

>> No.59165014


you can read the fucking text through the edge of it. that's domed, son.

>> No.59165093

If it's got a flat top it aint a dome it's a trapezoid.

>> No.59165116


my point stands that the photo unambiguously depicts an acrylic crystal.

later, you will come to accept that this particular crystal profile is termed "domed" because it is not flat all the way from edge to edge.

>> No.59165149

lol dis nigger thinks a shape that has a flat top is a dome.

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That crystal shape is 100% made out of acrylic and is typically described as a bubble dome.

This exams shows the difference between an actually flat sapphire crystal on the bottom and a bubble domed acrylic crystal on top.

>> No.59165179

That's not what's on that seiko though. It may have raised sides. But it's got a flat top. This is what a dome crystal looks like >>59164953 I've got one myself.

>> No.59165211

>It may have raised sides.

this is the telltale sign of acrylic

>> No.59165225
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Are we finished with this autism or do I need to break out a spirit level?

>> No.59165257


the level wouldn't help

>> No.59165342

take a flame to the glass and see if it melts

>> No.59165426

I hoped for just one thread with no autism.

Anyone got an opinion about knives?

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You can probably just push on it with your thumbnail and feel if something is acrylic or glass.

Also, GS has slight dome sapphire. Hard to capture in pictures

>> No.59165496

Your memory is incorrect.

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Listen up, you clueless dumb fuck: Go take a look at the pictures of another Sieko 7123-8310 (yes I deduced the exact model of your watch) on WUS:


The way the CURVED EDGE of the crystal catches the light proves 100% to anyone who has seen one that the crystal is ACRYLIC you fucking mongoloid. Now go buy some Polywatch and FUCK OFF.

>> No.59165572

>fighting autism with autism

>> No.59165577

That watch clearly has a different crystal.

>> No.59165592

Now THIS is autism

>> No.59165659

Nice cosmic homage

>> No.59165682

i only got involved because i was looking for reports of someone who polished something other than plastic with polywatch. this guy did not deliver, as his watch clearly has an acrylic crystal AND there are still scratches in the photo.

>> No.59165708

If it was acrylic why would it still have scratches?

>> No.59165715


because acrylic scratches quite easily and anon is an idiot

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>unibody nightmare

hahaha lmao fuck this shit

>> No.59165886


Only to the extent that some people appear to have had success by cutting through the adhesive around the crystal and using a crystal puller, at great risk to the crystal, case, dial and movement.

Compressed air is another commonly used approach on those watches.

In either case, a specialist would be advisable.

>> No.59165905

Why would you do this?

>> No.59165919

It all comes out the front. Fewer seals that need to be protected against water, for one.

>> No.59165937
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What does /wt/ thought of "premium" NATO straps? $30 for what is basically a nylon strap sounds like robbery no?

>> No.59166029

I have a Zuludiver brand NATO that cost $20 and a generic no name $10 NATO

The Zuludiver is better, if that answers your question.

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>> No.59166077

Is Frederique Constant a fashion watch brand?

>> No.59166107

>Asians who understand nothing about fashion or dressing themselves.

Have you been to any college campus? At least they've got some style and didn't just throw on a cheap $10 Hollister/A&F/Polo shirt on with some low quality jeans (hurr most white people on campus).

>> No.59166111

Is it a great watch brand? Also no.

>> No.59166158

They sell quartz watches for $800 seems fashion to me

>> No.59166161

>Is Frederique Constant a fashion watch brand?
It's a would be if they could be brand.

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What did he mean by this?

>> No.59166241

And Seiko sells quartz watches for $3k.
"fashion brand" in watch terms is usually used for brands that aren't primarily in the watchmaking business, but "make" some watches on the side.

>> No.59166301

Daniel Wellington confirmed for not fashion watches

>> No.59166303


No. They are essentially are a Patek/Vacheron Constantin/Jaeger LeCoultre homage brand, like Steinshit is to Rolex.

They make boring derivative watches and pleb-catch with quartz versions, but they aren't just a name brand slapped on Chinkshit quartz watches.

>> No.59166325

Holy fuck, your wrists are tiny

>> No.59166342

To be fair they do have some nice offerings as well.

>> No.59166405

Why don't we start a company like DW /wt/?

You just buy cheap chinkshit watches and put your logo on. You don't even need a factory. The guy that created DW put in $15,000 and got a $70 million return in 1 year.

>> No.59166413


natalia poklonskaya wears a frederique constant

>> No.59166583
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dat dial

>> No.59166596


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>> No.59166735

Why does Steinhart get people so riled up?

You never see people shit on Korean or Chink sub clones as much as they shit on Steinhart

>> No.59166830

I bought a crown and buckle premium NATO for 20$ it's incredible

>> No.59166877


For me it's frustration. If Steinhart would hire some non-shit designers they could make some good value watches.

You don't expect any better out of Chinkshit or Gookshit.

>> No.59166929

Titanium 500 is a top notch design.
Though I totally understand hate towards steinhart, as 90% of their watches are indeed just outright rips on classic designs.

Though I do still love my OVM.

>> No.59166960

Because Steinhart shows rolex owners they overpaid for their watch

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>> No.59167011


The Titanium 500 has hands that should NEVER have been used on a diver and is a prime example of the frustrating ALMOST endemic of Steinshits.

>> No.59167028

Yes, im on college.
Most of them do exactly that, wear knockoffs, or wear really shit-tier street wear.

>> No.59167084
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Ain't nothing wrong with the hands.
Wouldn't have any problem reading it.

Or is there something else wrong with the hands?

>> No.59167111

I'm in*

>> No.59167149

people think they look too similar so you wouldn't be able to tell them apart in a real diving situation, which they will never be in anyway

>> No.59167166

That style of hands are airplane instrument hands and should only be used on modern pilot's watches.They have no business being on a diver and Steinshit could have chosen sword hands or another style of hand traditionally appropriate on a diver. Hell, sword hands would have been fine and achieved a similar effect.

>> No.59167167

Can I get a link please? I think I want the blue one, could be my first Seiko :^)

>> No.59167187

Not exactly an invalid point I guess, but pushing real close to it.

>> No.59167431
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Will this watch make me happy? I never had a "real" watch, just some casio digital ones. There also is the blue colorway but thats my choice. Has anyone had any experience with this watch or Festina Watches in general? This is model F6847.

>> No.59167507

>will this watch make me happy
Probably not

Also its not good

>> No.59167578

if you start buying watches you'll soon see that no watch will make you happy
at most it will provide a temporary happiness until you get bored of it and see one you like more

>> No.59167591

Sounds like an STD

>> No.59167664

Fuck this is too real

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I've bought a few watches but the only one I really like is this one that my grandfather gave me a couple years ago. It's from the 70s and runs around $200 but it functions well and I like the aesthetics, especially the red hand and calendar day. Got quickly bored of the other ones. Don't get into watch buying, it's an endless cycle.

>> No.59167921

What are the advantages of PVD coating?

>> No.59167959

the amount of rolexes on my campus seems disproportionately high.

>> No.59168038

Asian women are the best dressed people on earth 2bh.

I never see one that isn't covered head to toe in designer labels

>> No.59168080

Water resistance. The problem is it chips and looks like shit. Don't buy a watch coated with it, only small things like hardware on a strap

>> No.59168110

>designer labels
>best dressed

>> No.59168156

Should I impulse buy a chinkshit watch on aliexpress so I can feel better a little while waiting the 2 weeks for it to come before I find out it's shit?

>> No.59168174

Depneds how much is it

>> No.59168230


>> No.59168263

>sangdo perpetual datejust


>> No.59168373

did you make that ding?

>> No.59168412

Buy it you were thinking about it last night anyways

>> No.59168513

>your friends are getting married, having their second kid, talking about buying their own house
>while here you are still indecisive on a watch to buy

I don't like this feel

>> No.59168562

you need marketing as we established

>> No.59168612

>Fast forward 10 years
>He's divorced with limited access to his children and living in a shitty apartment
>You're free and single leading the lifestyle of an affluent bachelor

>> No.59168618


>> No.59168673

don't forget
>finally bought that watch

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>> No.59168856

Just did :^]

>> No.59168890

>implying it wasnt discontinued and rendered super rare before you could make up your mind.

>> No.59168978

dude don't
i'm seeing so many limited editions that will have come and gone before i can afford them

>> No.59168990

I always find things like that well after the release ended.
SCVE003 and the Toki...

>> No.59169051

Do dials need to specifically be made for movements? Or can any dial of the right size fit?

>> No.59169061


>> No.59169184
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>Vostok Amphibia based Seamaster homage

Bretty cool

>One off


>> No.59169190

looks like something you'd be able to do yourself

>> No.59169215

The dial is a one off made by the guy that made the watch

>> No.59169254

Was >>59145928 made in Inkscape? I am thinking about playing with the design.

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New bread xD

>> No.59169290

and what's stopping you from making yours?

>> No.59169330

what a terrible thread image

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