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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:
https://youtu.be/_2J5phyd9J4

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

Previous thread:
>>59239547

>> No.59254893
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First for official /wt/ chart of 2017

>> No.59254955
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Second for 360,000bph

>> No.59254971
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>>59254848
Thinking of getting this Fossil watch. What do you guys think?

https://www.fossil.com/uk/en/products/townsman-automatic-dark-brown-leather-watch-sku-me3098p.html

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>>59254893
>tfw just ordered brown leather for my snk809 and getting a blue Ray II in a week or so

>> No.59255160
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What do you guys think about my new Apple watch?

>> No.59255170
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>>59254971
I think you should kill yourself.

>> No.59255171
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59255171

just bought this beauty

how'd I do?

>> No.59255181
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Gonna pull the trigger on either a COCKtail Time or Alpinist.

I like the Cocktail a little more, but I feel like I'd get less use out of it. Looks very dressy.
Thoughts?

>> No.59255209

Can someone legitimately explain the difference between a fossil and lets say a sarb033 which you guys like? What are the actual stand out differences?

>> No.59255236

>>59255181
It's pretty bold to be dressy.

>> No.59255256

>>59255171
Much communism. So Russian Spy

>> No.59255267

>>59255209
Sure. One is complete fucking dogshit garbage made for $12 in China and marked up 1000%, and the other is a decent quality reasonably priced watch.

>> No.59255285

>>59255160
Why do you keep asking?

>> No.59255289
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Haven't triggered that anon with the GOAT lcd quartz in a couple threads.

>> No.59255291
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Not a watch guy, but got this as a Christmas gift and it has been collecting dust since. What kind of outfit could i possibly wear for this too look decent? Not a fan of yellow, and the "HELL" on the hand that changes to "HELLO" at 3 is strange.

>> No.59255296

>>59255181
I think both are pretty awful, t b h, f a m.

>> No.59255314
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>>59255291

>> No.59255331

>>59255291
> what kind of outfit
question for >>>/fa/

>> No.59255336

>>59255181
I have an alpinist. Love the green and gold. From those two option, go alpinist. But if you want dressy dressy watch, id say go for something else.

>> No.59255343

>>59255291
You need to ask a black dude. They're good at bold color coordinating with Nikes and pro sports team colors and such

>> No.59255368

>>59254848
so cool poop

>> No.59255374

>>59254971
Looks snazzy! Wear it in good health friend!
>>59255171
Зa здopoвьe!
>>59255181
But are you cool enough to pull off the Alpinist?

>> No.59255415

>>59255181
If you ever want a Cocktail Time now's the last chance, some anon mentioned last thread that they're being discontinued.

>> No.59255422
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>>59255181
cocktail time is being discontinued so it might be an alright investment

>> No.59255438

>>59255422
>investment
please don't buy a watch as an investment. It will almost certainly not work.

>> No.59255443

>>59255181
Massdrop does the Alpinist a few times a year.

>> No.59255477

>>59255438
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li0mRLcGbU8

>> No.59255496

>>59255422
Or think about Why it's getting discontinued.. if its selling well and iconic. They wouldn't

>> No.59255508

>>59255477
Lol, great example

>> No.59255528

>>59255477
>>59255438
Cocktail time would probably take a significant amount of time to be worth anything, if ever.

>> No.59255562

>>59255438
I want to post that video of the guy selling his entire collection for a Rolex Air-King only to accidentally destroy the entire watch, putting himself in a $5000 minus, but the faggot already deleted it.

>> No.59255572

>>59255291
pffhahaha

>> No.59255578

>>59255562
>faggot already deleted it.
oh wow, did he? If only someone would have thought of that they could have saved it and re-upped it.

>> No.59255602

>>59255236
Sure, but that's not a possibility all the time. How would it look with a button down or a tshirt?

>>59255296
I get having mixed feelings about the Alpinist, but what's not to like about the Cocktail Time?

>>59255336
Noted. Got a recommendation for a dress watch other than the Cocktail? And in your opinion, why not the Cocktail for a dress watch?

>>59255374
>cool enough
I'm here, aren't I?
So, no.
But I regularly wear my vintage Accutron, which is part green and has a very different look. I wouldn't imagine the Alpinist being any different.

>>59255415
>>59255422
Fuck, really? How much longer is it running and how much longer does the Alpinist have?

>>59255443
Yeah, last was in Aug. by pull the trigger, I meant wait for the Massdrop kek. The Cock I'd just get on Amazon probably.

>> No.59255613

>>59255562
>but the faggot already deleted it.
Probably was getting fucking railed for asking for money for a luxury watch

>> No.59255661

>>59255602
>How much longer is it running
No idea. It was supposed to be sort of a special SAR* model anyway.
>Alpinist
Until a new Alpinist is announced, but no news of that. It will probably be produced for a few more years. Maybe it'll end up like the SKX007, being produced for twenty years.

>> No.59255672

>>59255289

>tfw still can't find one of them on sale

>> No.59255754

>>59255602
Personally I think the Cocktail is bit dizzying with that dial. I prefer cleaner dial if I was to get a dressy watch. One example is Tissot Visodate.

>> No.59255755

>>59255661
Gotcha, thanks.
So, I'll have time to get the Alpinist.

Anyone with any actual objections to the Cocktail Time? Or even better anyone actually have one?

I think it'd be a nice one to have.

>> No.59255765

>>59255672

Yeah, there's only been 8 of them on Yahoo! Japan Auctions so far this year:

http://closedsearch.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch;_ylt=A7dPGOqufbxY4DEABhb3KP97?p=seiko+s760&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&auccat=0

>> No.59255775
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>>59255602
>How would it look with a button down or a tshirt?
Should be fine.

Given the shiny silver case and dial, it will only look out of place in grungy clothes.

>what's not to like about the Cocktail Time?
It is pretty big. people who buy it without larger wrists sometimes are disappointed.

>why not the Cocktail for a dress watch?
It's pretty ornate. Dress watches are not ornate, they are simple. This watch is made to shine and glimmer, you can catch eyes from across the room. That's not in line with dress watches.

,
Also, in regards to the "investment" talk. If you wanted to try the cocktail time as an investment (bad idea most likely) you'd probably want to pick up all the cocktail time models. I believe there is 3, SARB065, SARB066 and SARB068. Sarb068 there was only 300 made, and they were all designed along with Ishigaki Shinobu.

>> No.59255885

>>59255775
Also, if anyone is interested in the sarb068, they're going to be hard to get hold of.

You could ask if this guy still has his
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/f-s-preowned-seiko-sarb068-limited-edition-203-300-cocktail-time-%24540-3967770.html

There's a couple stores on Y! jp shopping sites that are listing it, but they all say out of stock (在庫切れ)

http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/1more/sarb068.html


So it looks like the watchuseek guy is the only one I can find selling one.

>> No.59256021

Does anyone here wear a bund?

>> No.59256227
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>>59255422
>>59255415

The cocktail time is being "discontinued" then immediately reintroduced as a different model.

>> No.59256231

>>59255754
I can understand that.

>>59255775
>Should be fine.
Good to know.

>It is pretty big.
I'll try to find some wrist shots with people wearing it. Always hard to tell this shit.
I'm 5'11'' 195lbs, I think my wrist will be fine?

>watch is made to shine and glimmer
Ah, I understand the difference now. I haven't actually seen it in person, it's not gaudy or anything?

>as an investment
fuk no. Personally I get watches to enjoy and wear, I have little plans to sell any. I'd be getting the 065 for keeps.

>> No.59256258

>>59256231
What is your wrist circumference?

>> No.59256262

>>59256227
Ugh why the PRESAGE on the dial? Looks horrible.

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>>59256021

>> No.59256373

>>59256231
>5'11'' 195lbs

Is it all muscle?

>> No.59256451

>>59256258
like 18mm

>>59256373
I'm not /fit/ fit, but I'm in decent shape. Def have some flab in parts.

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>>59256451
That's like the size of a quarter.

If you don't have a flexible measuring tape, use a string wrapped around your wrist and then measure the string.

It's probably over 7 inches.

>> No.59256637

>>59256451
18cm I assume? That's a 7.2in wrist (wrist circumferences are typically measured in inches). That's pretty decently big, so shouldn't be any issue with a cocktail time, which is 40mmx13.1mm

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>>59255755
Just get a SARB033/035 you know it makes sense.

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>>59256021

>> No.59256675

>>59256668
Green doesn't go with orange.

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>>59256675
>orange
It's tan dipshit.

>> No.59256718

>>59256691
Whatever, it doesn't look good.

>> No.59256737
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>>59256451
>18mm

>> No.59256763

>>59256668
i hate spacing of the 11 and 1 indices on these komandirskie dials. not only is the left/right symmetry totally fucked, but they're not even on the same vertical level.

>> No.59256982
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Thoughts? The 38mm version of course.

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>>59256737
i fucking kek'd

>> No.59257031

Is creationwatches a solid place to buy from?

>> No.59257039

>>59257031
yes

>> No.59257140

>>59256718
You're mum.

>> No.59257154

>>59256763
Stop trying to trigger my OCD dickflap.

>> No.59257161

>>59256630
I measured. It's 18cm. I fucked up with mm kek.

>>59256637
Yeah, 18cm. Didn't know it was inches, watches are mm, so it threw me.
So, you think 7.2 in wrist is fine?

>>59256737
Fucking kek.

>>59256644
They're nice, but not really what I'm looking for.

>> No.59257164
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When I was in Japan I saw this Citizen model and it looked pretty nice.

>> No.59257169

>>59257031
Yep and they mark the package as a 'measuring device' so you don't pay any import fees.

>> No.59257191

>>59256982
You're going to be over paying.

Get a vintage Hamilton. I have two.
There's nothing to the current Hamilton brand anymore.

That being said, they make some cool looking watches.

>> No.59257205

>>59257161
7.2in should be okay for 40mmx13.1mm. It's be noticeably not a thin dress watch but won't look silly.

>> No.59257220

>>59257169
Wonderful, thank you

>> No.59257306

>>59257164
>When I was in Japan I saw this Citizen model and it looked pretty nice.

No. No it did not.

>> No.59257316

>>59257205
That sounds fine. Doesn't have to be thin, just not fat as fuck.

I think I'm gonna go for it

>> No.59257360

>>59257316
post pics when you get it

>> No.59257385

What price range am I going to be looking at for high beat watches? 36000

>> No.59257425

>>59257385
you can get a vintage seiko high beat for a couple hundred

>> No.59257456

>>59257360
>post pics
Always do.

>>59257385
$5000+

>> No.59257612

I've been eyeing Soviet watches on ebay, and found this Slava watch with a 2428 movement, whatever that means. Is there a guide to the Russian movements? Is this one good or bad, anything i should be aware of?

>> No.59257615

>>59257360
Also, looking at vendors. Where should I buy from?
>Amazon
>eBay
>Long Island Watch
>Seyia Japan
>other

I know it's probably going to be gray market. And I don't have a lot of experience there.
Help?

>> No.59257668

>>59257615
everywhere you listed is fine. I might suggest avoiding amazon since you have no idea who's really sending it.

>> No.59257735

>>59257668
Amazon says sold buy CW US. 99% positive.
Who happens to be one of the sellers on eBay.
I can't tell if that's a good thing.
You really trust eBay vendors for watches from Japan?

I've only bought vintage on eBay from individuals, not big sellers.

>> No.59257800

>>59257735
I wouldn't buy a rolex on ebay (or amazon), but for a $300 seiko you're probably fine, and ebay is always in the buyer's court for any dispute.

>> No.59257883

>>59257800
Fair enough.
I'll look into some eBay sellers, see what reviewers say.
Looks like I can $350 on eBay, $377 on Amazon, and like $400 on the more legit sites.

>> No.59257910

>Ordered watch Friday night
>Still isn't here

God damn shitters!

>> No.59258064
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>tfw I was going to get myself a cocktail time for my 21st birthday in a few months
>just bought it because I'm scared of scalpers.

Well now I just have to resist the temptation of opening it for a while.

Think this strap would go well with it?

>> No.59258132

>>59258064
Who'd you order from? And did everything go smoothly?

>that band
Dunno, why not a black leather or like a crocodile black.

>> No.59258381

Is archie like addicted to watches or something?

He even has $2,000 ladies watches that he obviously can't wear.

>> No.59258425

>>59258381
And luis vetton handbags

>> No.59258466

>>59254893
Is that Paul Pluta? He gets recommended to me a lot. I've watched one of his videos and he sounds like a screaming madman.

>> No.59258474

>>59258132
I just ordered from amazon. They had it lower than creation and some of the other grey market sellers I checked, and watchrecon had used ones going for about 345 muribucks anyway.

I really like the color blue. It comes with a black leather band. I'm also thinking maybe a dark blue croc.

>> No.59258512

>Archie is presently married with 4 children (from marriages 1 and 3).

>> No.59258546

>>59258466
wow, didn't know he had a real name before

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/queensland-rail-fiasco-who-is-brisbanes-rail-advocate-paul-pluta-20161229-gtjhrm.html

>> No.59258620

How many watches does /wt/ own?
>I own zero (0)

>> No.59258634

>>59258474
Dark blue croc would be pretty sweet.

>> No.59258645

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He can't be serious

>> No.59258648

>>59258620
1 quartz Tissot
1 quartz Bulova
1 automatic Seiko

>> No.59258660

>>59258620
10.
>2 decent
>4 vintage
>2 meme
>2 fashion

>> No.59258674

>>59258648
What bulova?

>> No.59258688

>>59258645
We should get him to make a meme video like people do with that black guy

>> No.59258800
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Post your collections
>>59258620
15
> Eight auto
> One 1940s handwind
> Two hummers
> Four quartz
Old pic is is missing the Ultronic, Cosmic, Spring Drive, Swatch

>> No.59258843

>>59258800
Very nice collection. Where did you get the spaceview from? I am wanting one so bad but I am sketched out by understanding who to buy from / where to get it serviced.

>> No.59258850

>>59258660
Ppoosstt your memes

>> No.59258858

>>59258660
meme?

>> No.59258890

>>59258843
The spaceview was a gift; it came from ebay. I'm in the same boat as you; I'd wanted one for a long time but was too afraid to buy one off ebay. Just have to try it and get lucky afaik.

>> No.59258924
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>>59255181
>COCKtail time
>AlPENIS

>> No.59259011
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Can a regular joe learn to service a watch? Do any of you do it yourself?

From what I gather, the cost of getting a Seiko or Orient shitter serviced would probably be greater than or equal to the cost of the watch. I also see that parts are hard to get for regular people. Is most servicing just cleaning and oiling or are parts usually needed? Do you just hope you can just buy a replacement movement for $50 on ebay in 5-10 years?

>> No.59259091

>>59258800
If you were to sell everything other than the GS and Spaceview, how much do you think you can get for them?

>> No.59259097
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>>59258850
Just for you anon

>> No.59259111

>>59258800
>>59259091
...And excluding the pocket watches

>> No.59259131

>>59259091
L&H 400
B&M 800
BS 300
Carnival 50
Election 50
5S21 250
Celestial 500
Aevig 400
Orient 50
Ultronic 250
Cosmic 500
Swatch 50

>> No.59259153
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>>59258850
>>59258858
Here's one.
The other is just a terrorist.

>> No.59259234

>>59258843
I got mine from eBay and just bit the bullet and picked one.
Worked for a while, and now it's out getting overhauled.

It's a fucking pain finding anyone who will take them.
I'd recommend just buying off eBay, but a refurbished one from a reputable seller.
Don't bother with one with a suspect service record. I wish I just forked over the cash for one that was in great shape.

>> No.59259315

>>59259153
Where to cop?

>> No.59259382

>>59259153
Nice homage

>> No.59259466

A girl asks you "why do you spend so much on a watch when you can just look at your phone?"
How do you respond.

>> No.59259475

>>59259466
so you would talk to me. this conversation is the sole reason. thank you. have a nice day miss.

>> No.59259482

>>59259153
Did you take this picture while sitting on the shitter?

>> No.59259511

>>59259466
Because I like it

>> No.59259522
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>>59259466
Watches are a hobby of mine! They're pretty fascinating machines and there's a lot of cool history behind different watches, and it's fun to learn about all of them and try to track them down. And unlike a lot of collectibles like stamps, cars, or whatever, you get to strap one to your wrist and wear around a story you can look at throughout the day.

>> No.59259529
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>>59258620
1) 1974 Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5
2) 1975 King Seiko Special 5256-8010
3) 1971 Seiko LM Special 5106-6020
4) 1971 Seiko LM Special 5206-6060
5) 1967 Seikomatic-P 5106
6) Seiko SBPG001 LCD Quartz
7) Seiko SKX with 6r15c and sapphire crystal
8) Seiko SDGM001
9) Casio 5610 in black
10) Casio 5610 in navy

Collection pic is missing a couple I didn't have when it was taken.

>> No.59259544

>>59259529
that legendary KS special
still jealous

>> No.59259677

>>59255602
>>Got a recommendation for a dress watch other than the Cocktail?

Rodina automatic

>> No.59259808
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>>59254848

>> No.59259809

>>59259677
A rodina is not a dress watch

>> No.59259836

>>59259808
Accidentally posted too fast -- How can I get one?
It's so beautiful... I won't settle for a Sports 100.

>> No.59259845

>>59259529
are you the southern ontario anon?

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>>59259808

>> No.59259937
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On ebay for $750

Cop or not?

>> No.59259987

>>59259937
for that price, no

>> No.59260008

>>59259937
Shipping from what country?

>> No.59260027

>>59259937
That's a cool watch but 750 is way off market

>> No.59260072

>>59255160
i love that watch girl them nails is on fleek

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59260079

>>59259544
If someone out a gun to my head and told me I could only keep one of my watches I wouldn't even hesitate in picking the 52 KS Special.

>>59259845
One of them, yeah. There are at least three of us, maybe four.

>> No.59260081

>>59259937
USD?

>> No.59260218

>>59260079
ID on strap?

>> No.59260219
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59260219

Convince me not to get this shitter

>> No.59260237

>>59260219
Don't get that shitter.

>> No.59260280

>>59260237
thanks

>> No.59260290

>>59260219
the slide rule has 6 at the top, rather than 1, which is stupid.

>> No.59260324
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>>59260219
It is made to appeal to dads who go "oh look how /nice/ that is!" And nice to them just means it has tons of shit all over the dial.

>> No.59260384
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>>59258620

>> No.59260407

>>59260324
I agree that it has too much shit on the dial, however 2 time-ones, alarm, chrono and 200m wr is really tempting, could give less of a shit about the slide-rule, though

>> No.59260439

>>59260218
Bulang & Sons

>> No.59260481

>>59259315
Used to be on AliExpress.

>>59259382
Nothing better than a Bagel.

>>59259482
Yes sir.

>> No.59260565

>>59259466
I hate fiddling around in my pocket to grab me phone and hit a button to check time. I'd much rather just glance at my wrist.

>> No.59260619

>>59259466
I don't like to pull my phone out at work. When you do it, I assume you're checking facebook and I want to kill you

>> No.59260661

>>59255171
can i have link to buy this please?

>> No.59260782
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59260782

I'm so tempted

>> No.59260837

>>59260661
It's a Vostok Amphibian 120658. Don't know why the picture name says Komandirskie.

>> No.59260872
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>>59259466
I'd say nice dubs.

>> No.59260893

>>59260837
>vostok Amphibian 120658
thank you! i had no idea vostok made divers (which makes sense of course) but holy fuck that is a really nice watch. it looks so masculine but not nigger tier or pleb submariner or submariner-hoamge tier.

>> No.59260951

>>59260893
have you suffered an aneurysm lately?

>> No.59260979

>>59260893
all divers are nigger-teir

>> No.59261013

>>59260951
>>59260979
i just really like the look of that vostok.

the only fancy watched i ever owned was an '88 16610 ca, 3135 which still works i just don't wear for daily use.

>> No.59261074

>>59260893
Looks cheap and nasty

>> No.59261102

>>59261013
Fuck is wrong with you? Just wear your Rolex instead of some commie-trash toy watch reject

>> No.59261118

>>59260219
It's a Seiko

>> No.59261140

>>59260979
Do you own an F91 on a NATO?

>> No.59261256
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59261256

I almost got shilled into watches. Then I took a long step back. I realized all these things do is tell the time. The value is heavily inflated by an artificially manufactured following. Even with the watches that do more complicated stuff like chrono and perpetual calendar, the level of engineering is babby-tier compared to a lot of other goods like cars and computers. These are pretty simple, mechanical technologies.

>> No.59261286

>>59261256
>I realized all these things do is tell the time.
WOAH NO WAY!?

>> No.59261318

>>59261286
Yup. So not worth it.

>> No.59261340

>>59261318
Diamond necklaces cost thousands of dollars and they do nothing but look shiny.

>> No.59261788

>>59261318
Telling time was a really huge step in human history. Not to mention telling it accurately. It's not a trivial thing.

I understand that clocks are a dime a dozen nowadays, but don't be a retard.

And not to be that faggot, but if we ended up not having power for an extended period of time, lasting well made mechanical watches would be grails.

>> No.59261944

>>59261788
Even in that bleak scenario, mechanical watches still need to be serviced every few years. That doesn't make a distinction between the price of a 100k watch and a "cheap" Seiko, which does the job nearly as well (albeit still overpriced).

>>59261340
Jewelry has its own issues too but compared to watches, jewelry holds value better because of more actual precious materials in the construction. They also have more artistic value. They don't chase two hares with trying to be ornaments as well as instruments. It's just art. With watches, it's really "well engineered" (not really).

>> No.59262031

>>59258620
2
1 erryday
1 backup beater of dubious origins I actually wore for a while because servicing
I also had one as a kid I don't know where went or who made it, and in a box somewhere is a Rugrats watch

>> No.59262068

>>59259466
>I don't have a phone and I don't like being late

>> No.59262116

>>59258620
1 Casio
1 Orient

>> No.59262121

Is Casio a respectable watch brand?

>> No.59262147
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>>59261256
>Even with the watches that do more complicated stuff like chrono and perpetual calendar, the level of engineering is babby-tier compared to a lot of other goods like cars and computers. These are pretty simple, mechanical technologies.

>> No.59262152

>>59262121
a dw5600 gshock is a respectable watch.

>> No.59262173

>>59261944
>watches aren't art because they have to be engineered to both look and work nice
>jewry aka shiny rocks stuck to shiny metals made so guys with money will like you is always art, even though the only thing anyone has put any original thought into in the last hundred years is how to make stones shinier by using math

ps ask me how I know you know nothing about watches, computers, or cars

>> No.59262206

>>59258800
If I pulled off those glass cases would the pocket watches die?

>> No.59262261

>>59261944
>100k
I have to agree with you there, even if I had the means I don't think I'd bother with anything like that.
Personally, I value the engineering, which no matter what you say is extremely impressive. And there is a difference in the engineering between a Seiko and something worth 100k that isn't all fashion.
But the only watch I see myself spending over 10k on is an RGM if they actually pull off a legit all American movement.

>> No.59262266

>>59262173
>>59262147
Explain to me how engineering a watch is as complex as a car which has an engine, suspension, gearbox, safety devices and was tested in a wind tunnel,

>> No.59262283

>>59262266
It's not as complex faggot. It's different and far from simple.

>> No.59262362

>>59262266
>>59261944
>>59261256
Why are you even here?

>> No.59262372

>>59262362
I program ergo /g/

>> No.59262396
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>>59262266
Depends. Are you Seiko designing a tri-synchro regulator to generate power from mechanical movement, use that to operate a quartz crystal for timing and then apply an electromagnetic braking force to the geartrain to create a smooth unwinding of the mainspring that tries to correctly show the passage of time, or are you just a company redesigning the looks of bridges for a unique look on an established movement design like 6497?

Are you in a department in Honda, utilizing the already developed honda asset to design a small car with minimal technology for emerging markets? Or are you on Honda's F1 team, pushing the very limits of what can be done within the rules and regulations of Formula 1 racing?

At the end of the day, some companies are taking part of their effort to try and achieve what was once believed to be unbelievable. If you can not appreciate the notion of engineering accomplishments, and simply want to say "well, the complexity derived from the sum of all parts is the only thing that matters" why would anyone talk about a fucking car when the international space station or datacenters exist?

>> No.59262407

>>59262396
>once believed to be unbelievable
That was suppose to be
>unachievable

>> No.59262440

>>59261944
If you want to keep a watch in good shape you'll get it serviced every few years.
It'll still run for years and years after that even if you don't. Fuck man some vintages run 60 years later, you're tearing them apart Lisa, but they go.

>> No.59262495

>>59262206
it would be extremely un-classy

>> No.59262508
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59262508

Earlier threads said that Vostoks had shit quality, as befitting their low price. It's a shame since their Amphibias are pretty unique looking diver's.

How are the other Russian watchmakers? I've only heard of Poljot, feel free to mention any others though.

>> No.59262535

>>59262206
...no?

>> No.59262570
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59262570

Any opinion on Indian brand watches like Titan?

>> No.59262618

>>59262570
Titan is bad. The only thing they really do is try to appeal to modern india's sense of fashion.

HMT is one of the only Indian manufacturers you'll really hear watch appreciators people talk about.

>> No.59262768

>>59262618
Alright, thanks.

>> No.59262790

Seiko, more like Sucko.

>> No.59262827
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59262827

>>59262790
Just really boring designs. I think a lot of people buy Seiko because they're a cheap mechanical but frown whenever they have to wear it.

My only wish is that they'd make cheaper Spring Drives. Those are the only ones worth it.

>> No.59262837

>>59262827
Considering the number of seiko 5 styles, if someone buys it and frowns because they wear it they're an idiot.

>> No.59262869

>>59262827
I think that the higher end Seikos are pretty boring, while the cheaper ones have some cool designs. The only ones I really love are the older chronographs and their divers

>> No.59262879

>>59262790
more like SARBage

>> No.59262894

>>59262879
More like Al-Penis.

>> No.59262920

>>59262879
more like cockFAILtime

>> No.59263012

Do you think the Alpinist could work as a woman's watch?

>> No.59263016

>>59263012
very large watch for a woman.

>> No.59263033

>>59263012
Only if by "woman" you mean the kind of "women" archie spends his time with.

>> No.59263062

>>59263016
true true, also automatics are generally not the best choice for women. However I just can't find any decent women watches that don't look like rapper bling

>> No.59263080

>>59263012
39.5mmx12mm (especially the 12) is large for contemporary womens watch fashion. If you have smaller wrists, it will stand out. Consider trying on a way h of similar dimensions (for example, a lot of fossil automatics have similar dimensions and are easier to find than an alpinist). The color and styling should work as long as the size is right. Bracelets are more common for women's watches these days but the alpinist goes best with a strap so consider that as well.

>> No.59263106

>>59263062
Orient makes decent women's watches he's with decent movements. Citizen ecodrive also has some good options. In the vintage space, Tudor princess is a great choice and is pretty affordable.

>> No.59263123

>>59263106
Also, at the risk of baiting the entire thread, consider swatch.

>> No.59263138

>>59263062
I've only bought a watch for one woman, and I asked her if she would prefer automatic or quartz.

She choose automatic, then I asked if she wanted gold color, silver color, or two tone. Matching jewerly can be important for women.

Orient makes automatics for women. So that's what I got.

Really fits her well, and while other women are often wearing large dogshit watches, her very small watch really fits her small wrist well. Looks nice on her.

Big watches on women can give the "I'm wearing my boyfriend's watch" look, which can be cute, kind of like her using your dress shirt to sleep in. But it's certainly not elegant.

>> No.59263150

>>59263138
>I've only bought a watch for one woman
Your mom doesn't count.

>> No.59263156

>>59263150
Does yours?

>> No.59263177

>>59263156
No.

>> No.59263223
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>>59263177
Oh, then I haven't.

>> No.59263326
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>>59254848
What kind of maintence should and should not be done on vintage watches? I was thinking about getting pic related oiled and the crystal polished.

>> No.59263362
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59263362

Is plexiglass bad? I want to get a Max Bill which has it.

>> No.59263377

>>59263326
No polishing the case
No repainting the dial
No turning it into a Frankenwatch by mixing up parts from other calibers

Oiling, cleaning, replacing parts with Nos or donor movement parts, polishing or replacing crystal, regulating are all fine.

>> No.59263388

>>59263362
It's good for vintage style watches. Contemporary style watches will use sapphire if they're good.

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>>59263377
Thank you, friendo. I plan on getting it taken care of this week when I'm visiting Pittsburgh.

>> No.59263521

>>59263503
Awesome good luck

>> No.59263535
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59263535

>>59263377
Thank you, friendo. I plan on getting it taken care of this week when I'm visiting Pittsburgh.

>> No.59263567

>>59263535
Btw you know it'll take 5+ weeks right?

>> No.59263589

>>59263567
I did not know that, but I'm okay with dropping it off for a while as I'm in that city frequently enough. Why does it take so long?

>> No.59263613

>>59260384

I have that exact same case except its a 5x2 instead.

>> No.59263617

>>59255562
I thought the watch was from a friend of his?

>> No.59263628

>>59263589

I used to run a watch shop, sourcing the parts for Omega watches is a huuuuuuge pain in the ass.

>> No.59263631

>>59263589
Couldn't say, but I've never had a service take less than three weeks and change. Probably watchmakers are backed up, may need to source parts, if you're going through a jeweler transport between the jeweler and off-premise watchmaker, etc. I'd expect them to give you an estimate of the cost in a couple days and then three to five weeks to get it back (unless it's totally wrecked, which it sounds like it's not).

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>>59254848
Just got my chinkaboo slavshit watch from eBay, wound it up all the way and discovered that it will stop running before the 24 hour mark (either around the 12 hour or 24 hour mark, forgot to check earlier in the day). It's supposed to have a 37 hour power reserve. Did I fuck something up? This is my first wind-up watch. I just wound it up again and set an alarm to check it later, will report back with results.

>> No.59263717

>>59263672
Probably needs a new mainspring.

>> No.59263930
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>>59263717
How do I best go about finding one of those? I searched eBay for "38216 vostok" and "38216 russian" to no avail, 38216 being the number stamped on the movement.

>> No.59263984
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59263984

>>59258620
1 orient
1 casio
2 vostoks
1 vintage Technos
4 japanese quartz which I almost never wear now since I took the mechanicalpill

>> No.59264007

>>59258645
The worst part is most of reviews he just tells them their watch is a shitter and goes on to talk about what he owns

>fp journe bleu
>"yeah its an okay watch but.. Why not get this Patek Philippe Worldtime"

>> No.59264016

>>59263930
get another watch with the same caliber and use as a donor

>> No.59264112

>>59255562
youtube name?

>> No.59264122

>>59258620
Three
A seiko 5 that's my everyday watch. It doesn't keep good time, I need to buy a new one and/or try regulating it
A diver that's a little big for my tastes but is my nicest watch, i wear it in casual settings (weekend/summer watch)
A luch one hand watch, worn it a few times and it's fun but it doesn't keep great time. Small and fits anywhere, I actually wear it as a dress watch, kind of

I need a good dress watch (probably something vintage) and to replace/repair my beater and I think I'll be set for a while

>> No.59264208
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>>59264016
Is there a better place for Russian watch parts than eBay?

>> No.59264307

>>59263930
Preferably get a new one that fits the dimensions of the barrel. Modern alloy mainsprings are much better. I can not help you with the specifics. I'd read watchmaker forums about mainspring replacement.

>> No.59264374

>>59257031
>>59257169
I just ordered a watch from them not long ago and mine was marked as "horology item"

>> No.59264761
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>>59255181

Pic related- the best SARG model.

However I think pretty much every SARG is in consideration for my favorite Seiko.

>>59262827

The problem with GS is that they cost as much as a watch that would likely get you actual (You)'s in real life like a MOTFM, regular Speedy Professional, a Black Bay.

I know it's not a bout setting an image or showing off but it is kind of ridiculous to buy what looks like a super upgraded seiko 5, no matter how impressive the pieces are.

>>59255775

I have an SARG007 I never wore becuase I got it for a song with my SARG005. I don't know if I'll miss it if I sell it but I am holding it for now. The watch is now worth over $600 becuase they're not available. With modern Seiko's it's few and very very far between for money making opportunities.

>> No.59264925

>>59264761
>The problem with GS is that they cost as much as a watch that would likely get you actual (You)'s in real life like a MOTFM, regular Speedy Professional, a Black Bay.
>I know it's not a bout setting an image or showing off but it is kind of ridiculous to buy what looks like a super upgraded seiko 5, no matter how impressive the pieces are.

This motherfucker gets it

>> No.59265018

>>59264925
Gets what, that you're both plebs?

>> No.59265234

Why does everyone and their dog on reddit have an Omega Normiemaster?

I never understood that watch, it looks the opposite of elegant.

>> No.59265263

>>59263984
That's a nice picture, Anon.

>> No.59265280

Is it even possible to find non franken slav-shit?

>> No.59265310

>>59265018
That despite the impressive spring drive technology, most GS look like utter horse-ass

>> No.59265323

>>59265310
>he doesnt buy watches for their tech

>> No.59265357

>>59265323
If we bought watches for their tech, they wouldnt' be worth the thousands of dollars they do

>> No.59265371
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>>59265323
tech is important, yes, but that doesn't mean that you have to compromise and buy something ugly

As a side-note, what does it inscription mean on Raketas?

>> No.59265408

>>59258546
He says it in half the videos, he has a Paul Pluta channel but half of those videos he calls himself Archie and on the Archie channel he calls himself Paul

>> No.59265409
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59265409

Where can I get this Casio?

>> No.59265420

>>59265371
That's some rough machining.

>> No.59265488

>>59265310
Like I said, pleb.

>> No.59265495
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59265495

R8 MINE!!

>> No.59265509

>>59265495
not familiar with vintage Seikos, but is the minute hand original? Looks a bit off

>> No.59265532

>>59265509
yup original

>> No.59265544
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59265544

>>59259522
Jesus, is that real?

>> No.59265565
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>>59265409
Extinct in the wild. It's like a mid 80's watch, that and the F-14 are maximum aesthetic. Also:
>Casio F-15
>F-15
>has color scheme of Starscream
Did they know?

>> No.59265611

Talk me out of buying a shitty meme vostok

>> No.59265623

>>59265611
it's cheap, it doesn't even matter, but if you want a commie watch better buy vintage, they have some less ugly designs at least, good luck with servicing, though

>tfw live in Eastern Europe and 60 year old watchmakers can fix my shitty Raketas

>> No.59265642

>>59265263
Thx m8

>> No.59265677

>>59265234
Because its the MAAAN on the FUCK-KING MOOOOOOOOOOON

>> No.59265706

What are some fascist watches?
Id guess some vintage italo pilot watch.

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>>59265706

>> No.59265734

>>59265565
Damn, I think I actually like the F-14 better.

>> No.59265768
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59265768

posting the real moonwatch

>> No.59265913
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59265913

Picked up an Alpha Speedmaster 2 weeks ago, so far it's okay, the only thing that feels really shitty on it is the bracelet.

>> No.59265945 [DELETED] 

>>59261256
>The value is heavily inflated by an artificially manufactured following

advertising lel

You're far from being profound you weak little newt, fuck off

>> No.59265963

>>59261256
He's right
Even a "cheap" entry level watch like the speedmaster is more expensive than an NA or NB miata

>> No.59265973

>>59265963
>>59265963
want a miata

>> No.59266075

>>59262372
So, you're a NEET

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>>59265913

>> No.59266146

>>59265408
>he has a Paul Pluta channel but half of those videos he calls himself Archie and on the Archie channel he calls himself Paul

Truly madness

>> No.59266154

When will lawyeranon come back?
I need advice about a JLC. :'^(

>> No.59266176

>>59266146
And to think that I once believed he was faking it

>> No.59266190

>>59260027
That's actually what they go for nowadays. Demand is thru the roof for some reason. One sold for $1k on WUS(?) a month or so ago.

>> No.59266247

>>59266154
Just buy it. It's JLC

>> No.59266264

>>59265409
The 80s.

>> No.59266295

>>59255289
I like our little relationship we've built :)

>> No.59266296

>>59265768
Did that go to the moon though? It went into space for sure, I thought it just went to SkyLab and on a spacewalk?

>> No.59266342

>2017
>Wearing a wrist fedora

>> No.59266368

>>59266296
yep, I messed up

ALL HAIL THE TRUE SPACEWATCH

>> No.59266417

>>59266342
>2017
>shitposting
>caring
>breathing

>> No.59266456
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59266456

>can't find a reasonably priced Seiko Elnix in decent condition
>drown myself in slavshit
I got this Amphibia, a Raketa perpetual and a Poljot 2614 on the way. I really am a fucking pig. Like those fat people who binge on ice cream when they fail to loose weight.

>> No.59266512
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59266512

I got my pocket watch movement today. Turned out to be a minute repeater too, I think.

>> No.59266549

Are there watchbuilding how-tos? I want a perpetual calendar but I don't want to spend the money.

>> No.59266567

>>59266549
Are you mad? Just the cost of the tools required will get you at least one high-end perpetual calendar.

>> No.59266628

>>59266154

Never. He's dead.

>> No.59266645

>>59266549
Go for it anon. Try and build your own perpetual calendar.

>> No.59266675
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>>59262266
Gee, I wonder how difficult it is to engineer a purely mechanical spring driven system at a wristwatch scale that will consistently beat between 691,160 and 691,240 times per day to give 99.9942% accuracy?

>> No.59266688

>>59266675
Not to mention, all the size of less than a quarter.

>> No.59266743
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>>59265310
Look, I understand that you may not appreciate the understated styling of many Grand Seikos, but I'm not sure how you could describe them as actively ugly.

The SBGH001, for example, is pretty close to a pure expression of Seiko's Grammar of Design styling concept straight out of the 1970s, which were the absolute peak of watch aesthetics.

>> No.59266749

>>59265495
Enjoy your imminent broken day/date quickset.

>> No.59266795
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59266795

>>59265495
>>59265509
Jesus, I never noticed that about the Suwa King Seikos. That's hideous.

The Daini KS chronometers have proper dauphine hands.

>> No.59266847

>>59258800
what's the watch with the star charts?

>> No.59266850

>>59266368
It was the first automatic chronograph in space which is pretty cool. As far as I know only the MOTFM & the Bulova Moonwatch went to the moon.

>> No.59266880
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59266880

>>59266795
Daini Seikos are God tier.

>> No.59267200
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59267200

>>59266850
Accurist celestial, a rebrand of the citizen astrodea, which is also found in the campanola cosmosign.

Beautifully detailed dial with star chart with sidereal time and sunrise/sunset time.

>> No.59267351

>>59267200
I'm going to guess that reply was meant for
>>59266847

>> No.59267497

>>59255291
Pretty sure someone gave you this to see if you're dumb enough to where it lmao

>> No.59267527

>>59267497
>where it

>> No.59267702

I want to buy the SARY053, I like the skeleton design. Should I buy it or something else instead? Currently visiting Tokyo so I should have plenty of choices for alternatives

>> No.59267766

about 75% of the watches posted in these threads are seikos.

don't seikos get a litttttttttttle old?

look, I get the cost:quality ratio. great value.

do you really want a dial that says 'seiko'? it looks cheap. even the GS. 'seiko' right on the dial, like a cheap $2 watch.

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59267809

>>59267766

>> No.59267834

>>59267766
Where's your watches?

>> No.59267855

>>59267834
in my safe.

you just pulled a total trump.

deflect-and-run

Seiko? silence.

>> No.59267869

>>59267855
Post them

>> No.59267887
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59267887

>>59266880
5216 reporting in

>Last set time in early January, probably around the 10th
>Been running nonstop since then
>2 minutes slow over ~55 days
>Running at just over -2s /day
>40 years old and not properly serviced for most of that time
>Still matches modern chronometers costing hundreds of times as much

How can this caliber be so based

Daini is love

>> No.59267914
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59267914

>>59267766
Yeah, I wish people had a bit more variety here. Even amongst shitters they could stand to mix it up a bit. I mean fuck people hate on Rolex for being so ubiquitous but if you go by this thread only a handful of people have them even amongst watch enthusiasts.

>> No.59267925

>>59265565
That's pretty sweet.

>> No.59267932

>>59267887
that's a nice blue, but ruined by the 'seiko' + erroneous text, and the day/date complication

>> No.59267948

>>59267914
BINGO x10000000000000

>> No.59267967

>>59267948
>>59267932
>>59267855
>>59267766
So, are you going to post your watches?

>> No.59267982

>rich spoiled manlets who wear jewelry
gross.

>> No.59268041
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59268041

>>59267887
>>59267932
Because Daini Seikosha was so good that they single-handedly BTFO'd the entire Swiss watchmaking industry so bad that the Swiss went crying to the government to shut down all Swiss Chronometer Trials because they were so bootyblasted that Daini Seikosha took the top 6 places awarded to mechanical movements with a production caliber competing against the Swiss companies specially built ringers?

Actually the Swiss are still so terrified of Seiko that when they recently created new chronometer trials they specifically wrote the rules to exclude Seiko, knowing that they would once again get their shit pushed in otherwise.

By the way, I finally scored one of these and it's currently being serviced and the dial+movement are getting swapped into the 5206-6061 case I have.

>> No.59268084

>>59267932
>erroneous text
?

>> No.59268097

>>59268041
>the swiss booty-blasted by Seiko

things that never happened?

>> No.59268139

>>59268097
It most certainly did

>> No.59268208

>>59254848
Hey I have a 40 year old seiko watch.
Is it worth anything? Looks comfy though.
>Glows in dark
>Shake hand to charge
>Alarm clock in a non digital watch (makes a ringing sound and vibrates)
Its at home so I don't know the model, is this worth anything? (Atleast $20? )
Thanks (new on /wt/ btw)

>> No.59268243
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59268243

>>59268097
http://watchesbysjx.com/2013/06/explaining-seikos-legendary-history-in-swiss-chronometer-trials-with-live-pictures-of-its-landmark-astronomical-observatory-chronometer.html

>> No.59268267

>>59268243
>mfw all of that erroneous text and the glaring 'SEIKO' on the dial

>> No.59268291

>>59268208
post a picture of it front and caseback

>>59268097
it happened. Seiko btfo swiss watches in their own chronometer competition so hard they shut it down and banned Seiko from ever competing lest superior Asians finally kill the swiss meme once and for all.

fun fact: Grand Seikos are inherently more accurate then swiss chronometers and are tested to more positions/temperatures with stricter standard

>> No.59268293
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59268293

>>59268267
>erroneous text
>glaring SEIKO
>It's barely visible due to the awesome textured dial.

>> No.59268294

>>59268243
>in 2009 the Swiss chronometer contest returned
>But amongst the rules of the contest, one governing the provenance of the timepiece stands out. It reads: “All parts used to build the movement must be made within Europe.”

>> No.59268324

>>59268097

http://watchesbysjx.com/2013/06/explaining-seikos-legendary-history-in-swiss-chronometer-trials-with-live-pictures-of-its-landmark-astronomical-observatory-chronometer.html

http://wornandwound.com/history-of-chronometers-pt-2-observatory-trials/

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>>59268294
Indeed, purely to exclude Seiko so they don't get embarrassed again.

>> No.59268336

>>59268294
Because they know if Seiko was allowed in that they would be willing to invest whatever it took to crush the Swiss again.

>> No.59268351

>>59268208
A bellmatic? They're pretty cool watches

>> No.59268360
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59268360

>>59268293
that's a rare case.

look, modern seikos look like trash. the reason they look like trash? SEIKO plastered right on the front.

again. looks like a $2 watch. at least the credor line has a sexy name.

You wanna look cheap? Pop a Seiko logo on your GS.

SAD!

>AND THEN bash the entire Swiss Watch industry!

>> No.59268391

>>59268360
you overplayed your hand

0/10

>> No.59268395

>>59263080
I actually didn't like my Alpinist on strap. It didn't fit on my wrist right and would wobble. Recently got a bracelet on it and now it's like a different watch. I love wearing it all the time now.

>> No.59268405

>>59268328
>>59268336
The Swiss took their ball and went home. Seiko went home and started the NFL, NBA, and MLB

>> No.59268422

>>59268391
I haven't even started yet, paco

>> No.59268436
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>>59268360

>> No.59268441

>>59268422
>I haven't even posted my watches yet
Ftfy

>> No.59268484

>>59268360
No.

>> No.59268499

>>59268422
>edgy racist teenage trumptard troll

figures. kys.

>> No.59268536
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59268536

So the Seiko fanboy FILTH populate these threads.

You've got your seikos. And your speedmasters.

>and you have a "watch thread" on /g/.

>> No.59268539

Could someone please tell me where I can buy a NATO watch strap? I'd like to pick it up today in a store if possible?

>> No.59268552

>>59268539
Hobby lobby

>> No.59268628

>>59268552
Thanks. I just checked and none in my area. I was thinking a Macy's or Nordstrom but might just end up ordering it from Amazon. Any brand recommendations? I'm looking for only around $20.

>> No.59268762

>>59267914
That's becuase most 4chan users are poorfags or at least just not richfags

But I am going to make a high end purchase soon brothers this year for sure. I will post here and once everyone rips on me and makes me feel bad I will post on leddit for guaranteed upvotes

>> No.59268777

>>59268774
>>59268774
>>59268774
New thread, guys.

>> No.59269205

>>59268351
Yes! It is a bellmatic

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