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

-Troll and Sodomite Free Edition-

>Required Viewings For Newbies:

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>> No.60243214
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The best use of inaccurate obsolete technology is to turn the wrist fedora into a cuff fedora. This helps you "appreciate" the fine craftsmanship

Then when your teacher goes "why are you so dressed up anon" you can go REEEEE WHY DON'T YOU LIKE STUFF I LIKE

>> No.60243215

eulit kristal or panama?

>> No.60243221
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Just got a Casio illuminator and green NATO strap. V happy with it so far. Illumination function is far superior to f91w.

>> No.60243229
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switching back to my bracelet today

>> No.60243230
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>> No.60243240

i don't really like the look of the palma though.

also are you supposed to wear a perlon like a nato and tuck in the excess?

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No, you put the buckle on the bottom.of your wrist. If between Kristal and Panama I'd vote Panama, as in pic related.

>> No.60243264
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should rolex offer sapphire case backs? its a shame the movements are hidden

>> No.60243271

do you still have the original bracelet?

>> No.60243279

but what do you do with the excess length? i guess you don't have that problem though :^)

they don't really decorate the movements though.
i could see it in a cellini, but for their sports watches it wouldn't make sense.

>> No.60243280

There is one dirt cheap used illuminator on ebay right now. Just a heads up

>> No.60243285
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No that would be completely antithetical to the understated "tool watch" heritage

Rolex owners buy watches to impress themselves, not others. Just understanding the fine craftsmanship inside is what counts

>> No.60243288

Rolex movements are extremely rugged and reliable, they don't really have decoration or anything like that.

>> No.60243325
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Oysterquartzes are fucking sexy. Especially steel

>> No.60243345

Gold sub is grail

>> No.60243372
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This casio any good? It's my dad's old watch

>> No.60243404

its a shitter. but wear it if you like it.

>> No.60243412
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Yes, but it really isn't to my taste aesthetically so I wear the watch on a perlon or alligator/croc strap.

True, personally I dont. Most pictures I see online show them worn like this with the excess length under the keeper (pic related). Another alternative which some people like (including myself) is using an Omega style deployant clasp to replace the flismy EULIT buckle.

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>> No.60243439
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Pic related is with an Omega-style deployant clasp.

While the clasp is bulky relative to the strap, its nicely counterbalances the watch head and makes it much more stable and less prone to shifting on the wrist.

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Did you forget to take off your trip when you wanted to make a serious post?

But yeah I agree that Rolex has no point in making a sapphire caseback, even though they actually do make a lot of their movements really beautiful. I don't even like sapphire casebacks on high horology, as it "cheapens" the experience of getting to see the intricate details on the rare occasions you take the back off.

image 4u.

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>> No.60243584
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>Rolex owners buy watches to impress themselves, not others. Just understanding the fine craftsmanship inside is what counts

>> No.60243597

There you go

>> No.60243600
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How much would this Rolex be worth today? I still have the whole kit and caboodle that came with it. From late 70s I believe.

>> No.60243601

IMO it is ugly but it will probably keep time well, it's not really worth anything other than however you value it based on your personal attachment to it

>> No.60243609

meh it's the same price new on amazon and ships in 2 days

>> No.60243636
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What do you guys think of the desert shield Vostok? I'm thinking of copping one, it's a cool piece of geopolitical history and glasnost.

>> No.60243649

Ah alright
I live in a shithole where amazon shipping costs are astronomical

>> No.60243653
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>tacky commemorative watch
>cool piece of geopolitical history

>> No.60243662

where are you from, anon? do they offer Amazon Prime?

>> No.60243686

Well the theme on the dial is not the geopolitical thing, it's the fact they made these watches for american troops and civilians.

>> No.60243689


$4000 to $5000 if you don't sell it now. Small watches and yellow gold are both out at the moment, so the market is at a low (seriously you can find 36mm yellow gold Rolex Presidents for fucking $10,000).

>> No.60243783

>Rolex owners buy watches to impress themselves

Seems a prospective buyer disagrees with you
>Honestly this makes me shallow or vain, but I don't care if I am wearing a Rolex I kinda want people to know I am wearing a fucking Rolex.

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>> No.60244020

Daily reminder that mechanical watches are just jewelry for trannies. These watches can't keep proper time, have abysmal power reserve and might break if you clap too hard. And don't forget the necessary 'servicing' to keep them fuckers spinning.

>> No.60244052
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Post collections

>> No.60244078

Rolex mechshits can't appreciate in value, and are definitely not an investment. Them mountain jews keep shitting them up by the tens of thousands each year thereby increasing value.

Do you think CNCing chunks of metal is haute whorology?

>> No.60244112

*increasing supply

>> No.60244117


Where can I get such a deployant clasp?

>> No.60244150

People unironically bring me fake Diesel for a battery change. Even the batteries were fake Sony, "Soxey" written with the Sony font.

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>> No.60244162

Btw it's really called casio w-86-1vqes

>> No.60244177

Fug, is this really yours?

>> No.60244178

at the jewelry store, where else? Don't forget the chastity cage for your tiny dick.

>> No.60244194

>not recognizing every Anon in /wt/ from the watches he posts
>not autistically cataloging every Anon's collection in your head

>> No.60244215

You can find them on eBay by searching for "Omega deployant clasp" and the mm size you need.

>> No.60244256

You have one hell of an interesting collection of watches. Well done.

>> No.60244264

>in your head
>not having a spreadsheet of anons
>not doxing anons

>> No.60244287

Learn to understand sarcasm, autist.
Or are you the Sheldor kind from BAZINGA!!

>> No.60244289

If I was posting some collection that wasn't mine I'd have gotten one with better image quality.

>> No.60244334

How would you even dox people?
J-Just asking.

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A few of these are going to be getting sold over the next while (two of the g-shocks, the SKX, the linen dialed Seikomatic-P, one LM Special).

>> No.60244346

Easiest way is to sell them a watch.

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>> No.60244429

Do you have a box with the good watches in it?

>> No.60244435

Let's see yours then faggot

>> No.60244448

More pics of the 8R chrono plox.

>> No.60244457


The blue dial Seiko chrono in the bottom right looks nice - reference?

>> No.60244461

Working on it

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I was just teasing you my man. My apologies for being rude.

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The bitch is thicc though, if seiko had made it manual wind and skipped the display caseback it would be a much more palatable thickness.

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mfw broke the pin when removing the leather strap to replace it with a perlon.

That fucker was hard to remove.

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Given the market segments Seiko targets with that line, there is no way they would even consider trying to sell a manual wind chronograph in it.

I don't think you can really get away from how thicc it is, either, as there aren't really any production automatic chronograph movements much thinner that 14mm to 15mm, as far as i know.

t. Lemania 5100 Speedmaster owner.

>> No.60244730

Very nice collection mate but the Deep Blue doesn't belong there.
DBs are fucking shitters and look like someone slapped that ugly logo on a Seiko.

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Got to love trips to the AD

>> No.60244776

What's going on here?

>> No.60244788

You spray painted dat rollie's dial white?

>> No.60245041

Me trying on watches I can't afford

>> No.60245118

>wasting their time
no wonder they hate poorfags

>> No.60245121

No I mean with the dial of that Day Date.

Also what do you do for a living?

>> No.60245191

>Not calling out the watches he left out by crossreferencing your spreadsheet
Lightweight indeed

>> No.60245254

Phuck I agree with selling 2 G-shocks and the LM special but why you're getting rid of your SKX and seikomatic?

>> No.60245312

Is this a Russian KL-1 circular slide rule at the top right?

>> No.60245333
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Actually for the same reason, I realized I can't stand the wide lug tips both of them have. Just doesn't look right to me.

Besides, I'm making room in my collection for one of these.

>> No.60245372

Omega has perfected this approach. Thanks to upping the price level nobody dare call it tacky. Though all it is the last 20 years is a series of paint jobs.

>> No.60245400
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Today one of these came in (pic not mine) for a repair, and it's a fucking amazing early quartz movement. It has like one broken part that has to be replaced, but it can't be done since it's only available at J.Borel and the boss here refuses to deal with foreign invoices. I'm so fucking livid about it, it pains me that I can't save this great Junghans movement.

Only way I can do it is if I buy the watch for myself and order the part from my own pocket. I'm tempted to make an offer to the guy even if the watch is all gold plated, gold plated bracelet, with non-standard lugs (of course, fucking late 70's bullshit) and gold dial even.

>> No.60245420

so what, do you tell the guy "we can't fix it because we can't be fucked ordering a part"? that's shitty

>> No.60245440

It is indeed. I saw one in Dubai (of all places) and was charmed enough to pick one up though.

Pretty useless device to tell you the truth. Quartz slide rules are way better.

>> No.60245458

yeah i'm sure yours can barely keep time

>> No.60245466

I'll go with "spare parts are extinct" which is not far from the truth, I only found parts for the movement on J.Borel, Ebay and Cousins were barren.

>> No.60245504

But yeah, it's shitty that the top won't deal with it. They can't be assed with anything watch related when the store makes a larger profit a day from jewelry than what profit I give them from watches in two weeks. And most of that is battery changes anyway, not saving obscure vintage movements.

>> No.60245525

>this polishing
Can the resident Daini autist tell me if this is even worth pursuing?

>> No.60245530

makes sense.
tell the guy you'll order the part and fix it after hours.

>> No.60245537

Nope, don't want the Gestapo on me either. The risk is real.

>> No.60245538

Wouldn't say useless - I used it as a daily driver at work in the late 2000s.

>> No.60245569

I've bought a watch from them before. They owe me their time

>> No.60245570

time to open your own business

>> No.60245577

Dat bracelet is sexy as hell

>> No.60245580

The one with the reflection?

I'm in sales.

>> No.60245600

Yeah and so is the dial.
Bit worried about the state of the case from the pictures.

>> No.60245653

>The one with the reflection?
The middle one looks kind of funny.

>> No.60245659
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Neat. The thing that messes with me the most is that there is no fixed log scale (as compared to a standard linear slide rule), just a fixed pointer.

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>> No.60245682

>2 piece

>> No.60245691

which one should I buy out of these two for my sarb?
I think it looks more refined

>> No.60245730

post your sarb

>> No.60245735

its a sarb033 on the stock bracelet

>> No.60245798

Gold with chocolate dial. Favourite president.

I hate real life chocolate faced presidents though

>> No.60245908

Neither you tasteless fucker.
Buy a dark brown leather strap or keep it on the bracelet.

>> No.60245998
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The Rolex President is probably my grail watch, or at least up there. Pure masculinity and class.

I like yellow gold and 36mm version, namely the 1803. But even modern ones have their own charm.

>> No.60246049

president, why not just call it the day-date

>> No.60246077
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Dad's got the 36 in gold

>> No.60246147

What a perfect example of how much more wearable the pre-maxicase 36mm Oyster case is compared to the wrist brick 39mm maxicase Oyster Perpetual.

>> No.60246162
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Rolex watches have fan names, which is generally considered acceptable to call them by e.g. Fatlady GMTs, Hulk Submariners, Paul Newman Daytonas, Explorer II Polars.

In this case even Rolex has called the Day-Date the "President".

>> No.60246180

I hope you don't have any fuckhead siblings my man.

>> No.60246190

yeah but all of those are specific example of a model, not replacing the model name. A PN Daytona is a Daytona.

>> No.60246202

I do, but I am the oldest. Grandpa said it was mine when he passed it on to my dad. My brother got the siffert autavia though

>> No.60246228
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That is literally the only blue linen dialed LM Special 5216-8020 I've ever seen. I just did a little searching around and all the other ones I've seen are either silver linen dials or brown linen dials.

That is not to say that he dial is a repaint, as it looks exactly like the silver and brown dials, I just couldn't find another example.

If the dial being blue is not make or break for you, then i would pass on that example as the case has been polished to the point of rounding over the edges (compare to pic related example) and the price is much higher than you could get a comparable non-blue dialed example for off Yahoo! Japan Auctions.

I just quickly checked Y! and found those models tend to go for less than 10,000 Yen over there, which is way cheaper than the price in that eBay listing.

>> No.60246240

lmao you got fucked

>> No.60246258

I know, the siffert is a beauty

>> No.60246333

Polished cases suck.

>> No.60246513

I think a slide rule thread is due.

>> No.60246524

It's the Roled Day-Date on a Presidential/President bracelet.
President is the bracelet type, not the watch.

>> No.60247048


Does it come on another bracelet?

>> No.60247103

What brands can I look at other than Meistersinger (disgustingly rape prices) and Luch (Slavshit) for a one handed watch?

I know Chr Ward has a jumping hour which is neat but lol Chr Ward

>> No.60247159

there's shit like "slow" (yes that's their brand name), quartz 24h one hand that look pretty bad

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To bid or not to bid...
Bauhaus slavshitters are always so cool, even more irl because of those sunburst dials

>> No.60247261

looks rad

>> No.60247365

Slightly better than slow is botta.

>> No.60247479

What's that delightful small seconds watch, left box, front row, in between the gold tourbillon and the blue galaxy watch?

>> No.60247481
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too small?

>> No.60247519

I so much prefer that style speedy. Is there a name for that style?

And if one searched, what's the price point for a good example like yours?

>> No.60247525


>> No.60247528


Is this too dressy /g/? Would I look like a retard wearing this and some shorts and tshirts? Also, if I wanted kind of a beater watch which would go with more casual look at bout 50-80 dollars budget, what would you recommend? I'd prefer automatic but quartz (and digital) is fine too.

>> No.60247544

Also, no SNK 809 pls, I already own one.

>> No.60247549

Nope. Seems like a perfect fit to me. Don't believe the ongoing normie trend with fuckhuge blingbling watches.

>> No.60247577

No it's fine. You can dress it down with a more textured leather band, perlon or a nato.

>> No.60247607

Yeah way too small. Get with the times and get a man's watch.


>> No.60247616

Not him but seems to be a Speedmaster Mark 4.5 with a LeMania movement

>> No.60247643

nope, looks great (perfect desu). pls don't go larger.

>> No.60247655

thank you friend

>> No.60247715

No probs, btw I'm too lazy to check on chrono24 but I think you can get one for around $2k-2,5k

>> No.60247733

>Sorry, this drop cannot be shipped to NL.

Should I go for a timex weekender or expedition then? I don't mind quartz but I heard that those are expecially loud, is that true or just a meme? Also which models of weekender or expendition would you recommend anons?

>> No.60247744

I'd be super stoked if I could grab one in that range

>> No.60247766
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The gold tourbillion is in fact a $26 pugeot pin lever, I'm afraid. But a cool little skeleton

The small second is an election Grand Prix from the 40s. It was my great grandmothers watch that I inherited when my grandmother died last year. Cleaned up and serviced keeps pretty good time for a 70 year old piece.

>> No.60247785

friend, you should look on watchrecon or watchpatrol

you can get incredible deals, shipped worldwide to NL.

I just shipped a watch from the US to my friend in Amsterdam.

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>> No.60247805

Nice collection, that piece in particular grabbed my attention -- very, very nice (and how cool to have familial pedigree)

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The pugeot

>> No.60247839

Wow, how can it be in such a mint condition? That is an amazing piece bud

>> No.60247851

>Orient on massdrop
oh boy reddit will love these

>> No.60247918

Yeah, you can choose an oyster bracelet instead of the president, but the president is exclusive to this model, unlike the oyster which is on every sports model and a jubilee is usually an option, or has been in the past.

President bracelet is exclusive to the daydate for men but ladies solid gold/platinum datejusts have that option too.

>> No.60247963

I know assdrop is kind of a reddit thing but watches are too damn expensive here in yurop.

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>> No.60248052

Yeah, thanks m8, i'll check them.

>> No.60248068

definitely bro, you'll find some killer deals and intl shipping with a lot of sellers

>> No.60248101

I haven't checked those sites ever but are you by any chance a paid shill? You sure act like one

>> No.60248103

Those watch boxes look like mutli-thousand dollar boxes (and I'm pretty sure I'm right).

Also post more collections ppl. Mine's measely and cheap so I won't be posting.

>> No.60248117

I ordered a sarb033 from an irish-based ebay seller, expecting it in 2 weeks.


I'll tell you if he's cromulent if you like.

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you can suck my balls

>not knowing about watchrecon
>free sites
>where everyone buys their watches

>> No.60248171

That's way outta my budget m8. But hope you get a good deal outta that, sarbs are real nice watches (bit too big imo).

>> No.60248227

Thanks, it's kinda hard to import this shit without being fucked in the ass by euro-customs, that said you should have nothing to fear from them if your watch is valued below ~150€. Go ahead and look at creationwatches or longisland in that case.

>> No.60248256

If you mean the boxes they're Kendall winders from Amazon (50-100$).

I'd estimate the total value of the collection in the 7-8k range, but of course a lot of that stuff is worth more to me than what I'd get on eBay.

Post the darn collection anon.

>> No.60248292

>I know assdrop is kind of a reddit thing but watches are too damn expensive here in yurop.
Wouldn't you get buttfucked with customs import tariffs anyway if you went the massdrop route?
And you usually have to wait months for shit.

>> No.60248318

This is the most autistic shit I've ever seen

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Picked this up for $55 on Amazon, how'd I do

>> No.60248356

>>60248318 (You)

>> No.60248398

I can see way more than 8k by a simple glance, what a nice collection, I appreciate your modesty

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Picked this up for $55 on Amazon, how'd I do

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the SNK809 I got broke on me so I bought this w/ the money amazon refunded me instead for like $40

does everything I need and I've even taken it down to about ~60ft for an hour diving

>> No.60248495

He's fine, that's who I got mine from.

>> No.60248543

good score

>> No.60248663

sounds about right.
not a fan of the green model myself.

>> No.60248710

Idk what it was about the green that made me want it, probably gonna put a brown leather strap on it eventually

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>tfw too poor for a box so i have to wear all my watches all the time

i like your stopwatch. maybe that will be my way into chronograph ownership as a poorfag, one of those old soviet stopwatches. i can't afford a lemania split seconds of course.

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Cool one hander. I've been looking for a one handed 24 hour but haven't found one I like (botta has been the closest).

I picked up the split second from Bohemianwatchsource on Etsy. He's got another few cool stopwatches and was a good seller.

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I agree.
One of my daydreams: 36mm everose day-date, fluted bezel, president bracelet, black baton dial.

I'm torn: do I aim for the 36mm day-date? Or should I aim to venture into traditional dressy "haute horology" with all it's bullshit and servicing pitfalls?
(seriously, look up JLC and PP horror stories of shit just breaking right out of the box and the flaming fucking hoops some people force themselves through to justify ownership).

At least with the rolex, despite being just a chunk of gold surrounding a rather pedestrian, but very reliable and time tested movement, I'm more confident with it in general. They, from all accounts, seem to be more robust and WR would never be a worry. A true one watch for all occasions.

It's about 30k though. There's a lot of options out there when you're talking nice watches in this range, but one could do worse. Family members that have had rolex watches never had complaints with aftersales service and care. IWC, JLC and even Patek of late has been utter shit.

I hope that they make the calibre 3255 available for the 36mm; that little machine is fantastic!

It appears to be the same diameter, but I don't know about height and whether or not the 36mm case would hold it. But fuck, from 48hrs in the 3155 to 70hrs reserve for the 3255? I'd hold out for that.

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>> No.60249584

Noice but do you really need that many divers? I would sell maybe 1-2 of them and buy a cool chrono/sports watch

>> No.60249605

To be honest the 3255 is not that pedestrian. As far as time/date movements go, you are already VERY far into diminishing returns anywhere past a 3255. Besides decoration, what does a Geneva Seal time/date movement give you that a 3255 doesn't?

>> No.60249609

The orient diver/NATO combo looks awesome. What's the bottom right?

>> No.60249651

What's that dress watch?

>> No.60249756

I like divers though. None of them seem worth selling, but I might gift a couple to my little bro if he gets into watches.

Bottom right is a Seiko Liner from '61. Above it is a Bambino.

>> No.60249931

>Besides decoration, what does a Geneva Seal time/date movement give you that a 3255 doesn't?
Well that's just it: it's "pedestrian" purely because it's not finished as nicely as stuff from PP,VC,ALS etc. You're totally right.

Even then though, I've seen some fuckery going on with the entry and lower mid level movements say from Patek (lange seems to be more consistent) that points to the fact that they sorta half arse their basic movements. VC and Lange, not so much. Looking into this, I get the sense that you really have to go into the higher end models from patek to get something done to the standard that they used to all be made to back in the day (like, 20 years ago). But even then, reading about some schmuck who dropped off his minute repeater for service (modern model, I forget the ref.) and the repair centre totally fuck it up (twice) makes me doubt the brand as a whole.

Lange I hear great stuff about. VC is a non-entity and I have not even second hand experience with them. Both owned by Bitchmont though. I don't like that.

If the 36mm DD already came with the 3255 I think I would have a clearer goal, not that the cal.3155 is bad, especially with the updated hairspring and shock absorption, but the 3255 is just so much better that I think it would be worth waiting for. I've got time. I will wait a year. Not optimistic about Rolex making a change, but I don't need to rush.

>> No.60249936

Collection of low tier watches (Orients, Seikos, Vostok) < One nice mid tier (Tudor, Sinn, used Rolex)

>> No.60249966
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G Shock bois

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>> No.60250037
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yeah boiii

>> No.60250078

This to be quite honest.
Think about it, for that money you blew on these, may I call them, for lack of a better word, shitters, you could have bought one phucking noice Rollie. A phucking Rollie dude!
It's light years better than anything on your collection.

>> No.60250085

what do you own? bunch of seikos?

>> No.60250104

Orient Bambino

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>> No.60250136

if you just own that its not a big deal. I'm saying a $2K plus collection of shitters is a bad sign.

>> No.60250144

>Orient Bambino
Literally a watch for kids

>> No.60250177
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What is your opinions on the 41mm Datejust? Is it just too big for this look? It looks kinda retarded at the store, if the Subby looks like this its okay but it just looks weird for the Datejust.

>> No.60250184

>chronostop anon taunting me again

>> No.60250196

yeah i find it too big. i'm not a fan of the datejust in the first place though.
i suppose if you have an 8" wrist it works better than a 36mm though.

>> No.60250204

What is that watch on the right which has "KL" inside the band?

>> No.60250224

It's fucking stupid, kills the whole design really.

>> No.60250236

Some awesome stuff here; wish I could see them. The dials on those seiko quartzes are wild. Can you ID the tonneau case without a band, the one to the right of it and the one below it, the far upper right, the two bottom right, and the Omega on the right on the mesh?

>> No.60250262

It's a big ostentatious watch

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its a no name brand with a pointer date.

the tonneau is an old elgin, to the right is a tissot astrolon, the one below is a tissot pr516.
far upper right is an omega seamaster ref 166.0215, two bottom right are a baume mercier triple calendar and a casio film watch.
>omega on the right of the mesh

>> No.60250370

That's a cool one. Very 60s Patek-ish.

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Wrong. If one's collection satisfies the owner, regardless of price (except actual shitters e.g. Citizen/DW), then it's fine.

>> No.60250383

oh dang I missed the pulsar PW3001 earlier. Underrated watch.

>> No.60250386

>Omega on the right on the mesh
chrono fucking stop
you still haven't sent it to me btw, i'm waiting
pls gib watch

>> No.60250432

how many eggs are in your basket anon?

>> No.60250451

Dumb and badly proportioned in general. If you have a really large wrist it would look better on you than the original size, but it still wouldn't be a good looking watch.

Remember: these were made to appease the mainland chinese. If you're not such a creature, don't get sucked into buying shit that was styled with them in mind; these people are not the sorts you want to take stylistic cues from, in anything. Ever.

>> No.60250495

Don't Chinese people have small pussy wrist?

>> No.60250556

What's that red Vostok?

>> No.60250579
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you mean niggers

>> No.60250616


Who the fuck wears a perlon under the wrist?

>> No.60250639
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They like looking like niggers.

>> No.60250645

Why ever would you think that that would stop them?

They are the reason behind declining standards and horrible designs. Every luxury (and not so) brand under the sun targets the chinese market to feed the ever hungry recently monied hoardes.

Watches are no different. It doesn't even have to work well, it just has to be large totem that signals to all the other chinese that the wearer has "made it" or is better than them. That's all. Amongst a billion identical worker drone ants, psychologically, making it to the top of that teeming pile isn't enough, they have to show it.

Bigger the better. Festooned hideously with diamonds. Yeck.

Conspicuous as fuck has been the name of the game. Same thing as with the smartphone market, with asia driving for ever larger devices, reversing 20 years of progress in that regard.

Is it coincidence that makers have, in the past 2 years started re-releasing smaller models that aren't so retardedly huge? Same period of time the chinese have stopped spending (as much) on luxury trinkets as the government has tried to curb down on corruption and the usual trinket giving methods that they use to curry favour.

I live in the region, and it seems like only really old men have any sense of taste and style anymore with their little gold watches. Modest. Fitting. Everyone else wears things ridiculously disproportionate for their wrists.

I see it so much it's basically normal now. BLech.

The fuckhuge fad couldn't end any fucking sooner.

>> No.60250660

>8 year old wearing their dad's watch.jpg

>> No.60250712

Amphibian 020SE

>> No.60250713

The odd black celebrity means nothing. Rolex doesn't target a niche demographic in the hopes that their followers (ordinary, garden variety nig) will buy in droves. Blacks on the whole can't ever ream of affording these things. This drive has come from the far east, where up until very recently the hunger has been insatiable.

>> No.60250728

>dad's watch
Maybe if dad was really a crossdresser
Alba is seiko's grill's brand.

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$5600 of them

>> No.60250741

Even funnier.

>> No.60250813
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Turtle time.

>> No.60250827

Congrats, its a beautiful watch. I do prefer the blue milgauss to it functionally, but it is quite something.
I hope to expand my collection to include high-end pieces eventually, but I'm of the opinion that if I can't afford to replace something, I can't really afford to own it.

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>> No.60251015

Thanks anon. I can afford to replace it if something were to happen.

I want a diver in my collection that's for sure

>> No.60251073

This is 100% correct. Literally chrome shoes that cost $1500. They aren't made of chrome either, just shiny aluminum foil shit.

>> No.60251074

I am selling it soon :3

>> No.60251639

What are your favorite watches around 500?
My family wants to get me a watch for graduation.
I dont have any watches currently. I kinda like the look of https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0066GKTM6/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I17PU0C3I7E646&colid=1ILS4S6DCD1DR
Any suggestions?

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>> No.60251718

What's a "shitter"

>> No.60251745
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>> No.60251783

anything under $5000

>> No.60251784

A wristwatch which seriously lacks horological credibility.
Examples: Denzel Washington and other $5 aliexpress quartzes which are shilled on social media and sold for $100 or more a piece

>> No.60251814

The Junkers (pronounced YOON-kers, btw) you linked is fine. Note that it is not a small watch at 40mmx12mm and the bauhaus all-dial style will wear large. The lugs look short and angled, which will help (I've seen one reddit post claiming a lug to lug of 44mm, which is good, though no confirming references). The Miyota 9132 isn't much to look at through the back but the 91xx series is fine. Note that the 24 hour dial is a slaved 24 hour hand as far as I can tell, NOT a GMT, so you can't use it as a second time zone.

>> No.60251828


You overpaid a bit anon...

>> No.60251852

you're favorite watch :^)

>> No.60251939

Canacuck bux my friend

>> No.60252040

SEE >>60251745

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The Prince model is the only one that has a transparent case back. You can get transparent case backs for the sport models from third parties.

>> No.60253033

Does the Pulsar PW3001 use a standard battery, and what kind if so?

>> No.60253229

what is that machining process called?

>> No.60253243


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get on my lvl plebs

>> No.60253459

No gw5000 no care

...Is the auto backlight cool tho?

>> No.60253461

Sell me your Lemania Speedy Ontario Bro

>> No.60253465
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My little college budget collection.

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Meme watch reporting in

>> No.60253818

Nice collection. Are you aware that your Spaceview is likely a conversion?

>> No.60253903

I want to touch boobs but I prolly never will

>> No.60254044

are you a bull

>> No.60254119

What is that supposed to mean?

>> No.60254128

nice orient homage, OP

>> No.60254175

Of course it's a conversion. I suppose that might make it less collectible in some abstract sense, but to be honest, the history behind why there are conversions in the first place makes it more interesting to me than a straight accutron anyways.

>> No.60254221

Of course, just wanted to make sure you knew, beautiful regardless. I've got an original, but I probably paid too much.

>> No.60254251


>> No.60254253
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I like the old Seiko divers, 6105 especially but already owning an almost 7 year old SKX007 I didn't think that getting a Turtle would be worth while when they were released, until few days ago I learned that there are these limited edition models, one in my favourite shade of green with only 3500 made.

You could get almost 3 "normal" Turtles with the price of a green one but the limited run of my favourite shade of green makes it special enough to be worth while getting company for my SKX007 even though they are quite similar watches.

Well, two watches in a span of almost ten years is enough. It is a bad habit of buying cheap shit all the time instead of a expensive one time purchase and I see it online all the time where people are getting watches worth few hundred dollars every month.

>> No.60254260

post you collection

>> No.60254268

I'd like to, but I'm not at home and I haven't got any pictures handy.

>> No.60254416

How d'you pick up an OP for 5600 milkbagbux?

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I made a discord server for this shitty general because you dumb asses haven't already.


pls join i wanna talk lewd watches


>> No.60254676

fuck off with your shitty fucking datamining botnet teenager hideout

>> No.60254677

yeah this bodes well for the quality of the discourse

>> No.60255111

it's alright.
it drains the battery too quick though.
i struggle to keep the watch fully charged with it enabled, but i always forget to wear it exposed from my sleeve to be fair.

>> No.60255129

How long will the battery last in the dark?

>> No.60255289

from a full charge probably 3 or 4 days in darkness, if you're wearing it, and it's trying to receive radio signals twice a day.
if you aren't wearing it, probably a week, as it enters a low power sleep mode when it's not being moved around.
it only takes like 20 minutes for it to fully charge in direct sunlight.
i really like it.

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currently enjoying both of these right now, both recommended by /g/

I have a casio digital as my daily too.

>> No.60255834

That is, as >>60247519 said, a Speedmaster Mark 4.5 with the Lemania 5100 movement, specifically a 176.0012.

If you are interested in the vintage Lemania 5100 Speedmasters than I have some links for you to study:



The Lemania 5100 is, without exaggeration, one the of the greatest series produced automatic chronograph movements of all time, and vintage watches with that movement remain highly sought after by collectors.

>> No.60255858

Not a chance. It's one of my favorite watches and probably the single best deal I will ever score on a vintage watch.

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>posting lawyeranon's partial collection because his abscense is painful

>> No.60256021

Atmos is so good, probably my next purchase (and don't even have to get another box for it)

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Reporting in.

>> No.60256211

11/10 collection right there

>> No.60256214

Are you the same person that asks this every time the watch is mentioned. We tell you ever fucking time you dickhead.

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>> No.60257479

In response to your pic.
You could spend 3000 dollars on something more interesting than a watch. If all you care about is your image then by all means buy a luxury watch that 'exudes masculinity'. Its really more about your priorities.

>> No.60257513

>You could spend 3000 dollars on something more interesting than a watch
Like what? People have preferences ypu know.

>> No.60257612

Yes, If you really really want a specific watch I can see you spending that much on one. It's more of a status symbol though. That's why I said if your main priority is your image then by all means buy one. I would rather spend 10 dollars on a Casio F-91W and keep the rest to invest in a hobby. Mainly because watches are not my hobby. But the pic is saying there's no reason for someone not to own one in 2017.

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Ray II is up on massdrop for $150

>> No.60257691

isn't that the normal price though

>> No.60257716

I tend to see them on eBay at around $160-190
Amazon they're $180 and up.

>> No.60257763

Who would you turn to for a warranty if the massdrop orients shit the bed?

>> No.60257776

Manufacturer warranty should still apply.
Not as if any ebay seller would have any better policies in regards to warranty.

>> No.60257781

oh ok

>> No.60257858

>sending your $150 watch to japan

>> No.60258016

>But the pic is saying there's no reason for someone not to own one in 2017.
Because the F-91W is a ridiculous manchild watch. Some even would say a shitter.

>> No.60258045

Watched are very expensive!

>> No.60258069

>Watched are very expensive!
What did he retardly meant?

>> No.60258139

It does what you need it to. Of course its a shit watch, its not meant to be fancy. Its light and practical.

>> No.60258190

You may have misinterpreted what i meant, the pic says there's no reason to not have a 3000 dollar Rolex in 2017.

>> No.60258573

nice grab

>> No.60258859

Did some looking around and saw that the cal.3255 is actually thinner than the old 3155.
I guess that with nearly 30 years going buy you'd hope that they'd progress.

Still, Cal.3255 is 5.4mm tall and 29.1mm in diameter, whereas 3155 is 6mm/28.5mm. Not as high, but it won't fit. Oh well.

>> No.60259298

Are smart watches still frowned upon?

>> No.60259493

by anyone with half a brain who realises how shit they are, yes

>> No.60259619

They're fine, but I would never wear one.

>> No.60259693

>Atmos is so good
Atmos is mesmerizing. You can watch the large balance wheel move slowly, completing a cycle in 1 minute, while watching the mechanism from all sides. Expensive but well worth it, speaking from experience.

>> No.60259714

I fucking hope

>> No.60259718

>Some even would say
Well, then you are back to status again.

Not him but I would actually like a practical watch but most designs appear to be hatched by designers with ADHD, and not in a good way.

>> No.60260063
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>Someone on /r/watches spent $625 building this

>> No.60260090

Laco can do that for 200$ less.

>> No.60260109
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>those lugs

How is this aliexpress looking watch worth kilobuks?

>> No.60260162

what's the last watch you built?

>> No.60260186

Putting together parts =/= building a watch

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>> No.60260209

what's the last watch you put together?

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just dumping random pictures of my watches

>> No.60260249

>You have to be a chef to know what tastes bad

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>> No.60260266


This any good? Also, I've heard about the site from some anon in the previous thread but he sounded like a shill, is it ok to buy from here? Can anyone confirm?

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look at my sickening hand vascularity, lads

>> No.60260282

The texture on the dial looks cool, which model is this one?

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>> No.60260318

timex expedition military, i think
nice watch

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shit shot

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>> No.60260752


Where did you get the strap?
I'm sick of flimsy chinese natos.

>> No.60260808

Is your Rolex running within the +/-2 seconds a day that Rolex says?

>> No.60260819

That vein right on the edge of the first knuckle there looks very badly placed.
Shoddy workmanship.

>> No.60260820


>> No.60260834

yes, extremely accurate. loses less than 2 seconds every 24 hours

>> No.60260895

That's nice, mine keeps gaining 3.6 seconds every day. I don't know if I should take it back to the dealer.

>> No.60260965

What model/year? Same as mine?

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>> No.60261380

Creation are fine to order from, I've ordered several from there. They even Mark the parcel as a 'measuring device' to try & avoid customs fees.

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