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This thread is about the appreciation of not being an autistic faggot as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that are required to make a fine watch, clock, or other timepiece.

>Required viewing for new people:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi1fDO3gnoU

>Used watch guide:
https://pastebin.com/4cP1Tpri

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

>Watch essentials 102:
http://pastebin.com/VBAu4Rwi

>Previous thread
>>64453298

>> No.64475317

>>64475307
How can watches be a thing if time isn't real?

Time is just an illusion by the brain, destroy the brain and you're rid of time

>> No.64475318

What are some respectable dive watches under 300 dollars? I already have a SKX

>> No.64475331

>>64475318
Pretty much just the orients and vostoks

>> No.64475379

>>64475331
Not him, but actually came here to ask about Vostoks. Some anon was posting his in the last thread and I fucking love how they look. Any idea which site has the biggest selection of Vostoks?

>> No.64475409

>>64475379
https://shop.vostok-inc.com
https://meranom.com/en/
http://chistopolcity.com
https://smirs.com/en/
ebay.com

>> No.64475413
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64475413

What you got on today /wt/?

Happy Friday and straya day to the boizees down under

>>64475379
Ebay my friend

>> No.64475426
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>>64475413
Same as yesterday; I am in love with this frankenwatch.

>> No.64475474
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64475474

Pretty interesting video i just watched about an old pocket watch.
https://youtu.be/QWboEcgVdTk

>> No.64475483

>>64475409
>>64475331
I'd like to pick up a Vostok

What models are the best ones? There's like dozens of case types and shit. My only criteria is diver water resistance and a good useable bezel

>> No.64475494
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64475494

>>64475483
If i had to buy a stock one right now it would be this one. If you don't like any just custom make one on meranom. You can add the parts the cart and then add a part called "changing spare parts" and they will assemble it.

>> No.64475512

>>64475494
150? anything else? I'm not a fan at how simple their dials are for this case.

I don't like modding because I want a "pure" watch model that isn't a mish mash.

>> No.64475536
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64475536

>>64475483
Just to give you an example of what a custom order may look like.

>> No.64475548

>>64475512
I like the 420 and 710 personally.

>> No.64475562

>>64475512
https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/vostok-watch-amphibian-se-710555b.html

https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/vostok-watch-amphibian-se-120b31.html

these seem interesting as well.

>> No.64475576

>>64475483
The newest models have a steel bezel and better crown. It's foolish to get an older one at the same price.

>> No.64475581

>>64475317
>How can watches be a thing if time isn't real?
>Time is just an illusion by the brain, destroy the brain and you're rid of time
That's what they said 1000 years ago

>> No.64475616

>>64475512
Ordering a custom model is not really "modding". Their current offerings are essentially an arbitrary selection of interchangeable parts. Having Meranom build you one is basically like ordering a factory stock watch of your choice.

>> No.64475658
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64475658

>>64475494
>>64475483
>>64475512
>>64475548
Vintage 960 Ian the way to go guys. Had 710s, 150s and 420s before and they are way inferior. I don’t care about the special kug shape since I won’t ever change the original bracelet which is incredibly comfy.

>> No.64475660

I want a Vostok with the little scuba dude on it desu senpai.

>> No.64475663

>>64475658
Sorry for the bad spelling I’m a dumb phoneposter.

>> No.64475673

>>64475317
Jaden pls

>> No.64475681
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64475681

>>64475660

Exactly like this one:
>>64475658

>> No.64475708
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>>64475681
I could give you one, anon. Are you a cute girl? I may have bitch wrists but I have a big dick.

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>>64475658
>integrated bracelets

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>>64475307
Micro-rotors are so hot.

>> No.64475743

>>64475725
Not an issue if you don’t plan on ever getting rid of he stock bracelet, which was god tier in the case of vintage soviet 960s.

>> No.64475763

>>64475708

Insanity. I eas about to ask about
>>>64463173 and it was you. Not a grill, though. Tbh, I don't know a thing about watchs, but I'm really digging these. How much did that blue one cost and where'd you get it?

>> No.64475766

>>64475743
>rattling tin can strap
>god tier

>> No.64475785

>>64475763

Fucked that up
>>64463173

>> No.64475800

>>64475766
I bet you haven’t ever tried a vintage Neptune on its original bracelet on.
It doesn’t rattle, the end links fit the case very tightly and the links are very well connected to each other all this leading to no rattling. Yeah, it’s made of very thin folded Soviet stainless steel sheets but no, the bracelet doesn’t rattle.

>> No.64475823

>>64475800
>stainless steel sheets
Meant layers, I’m not an English native speaker.

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64475827

Good morning wt

That 3up position was brutal.

>> No.64475828

>>64475800
>>64475708
more pics of the bracelet? how is it adjusted? is the buckle double lock?

>> No.64475859

>>64475536
They only charge $5 to put it together?

>> No.64475894
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>>64475828
You adjust it by using some pliers
to unfold two hooks that connect every link to the next on. That way you remove as many links as you need. Then there’s the usual micro adjustment of the buckle, which btw is just a simple pressure buckle, no double lock.
The bracket is very light and sits very comfortably, reminds me of the bracelets on the Seiko penisquartz watches.

>> No.64475906

>>64475536
Is there a checklist or some shit for when you build your own watch so I don't miss anything? I could see myself fucking this up desu.

>> No.64475940
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>>64475894
The bracelet is light*
This one I’m wearing of the purple one is very beat up compared to the ther one I have which is in NOS state.

>> No.64475946

>>64475536
You have great taste anon

>> No.64475947
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64475947

Can anyone explain the complications on this?

>> No.64475955

>>64475894
Question for you. Did you pick up this watch in one piece, or did you have to change certain things, like the bezel? Looking some up on eBay right now.

>> No.64475956

>>64475827
Yikes some of those really took a hit. I hope you link the excel file when you're done

>> No.64475961
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64475961

>>64475859
yeah! Pic related.

>>64475827
Wow. Thank you again for doing this and sharing it with us anon.

>> No.64475977

>>64475906
no but post a screenshot here and ill double check it for you.

>> No.64475994

>>64475947
Looks like a world timer.

>> No.64476006

>>64475766
I actually have a vintage neptune and swapped it for a solid bracelet for aesthetic reasons but the old soviet stamped one was about as comfortable as a bracelet can get.

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64476026

>>64475955
I picked both all original, the blue one came in better state with the more beautiful and rare black enamel one. The purple one came with this also original but uglier bezel, which I replace for an ukrainian bezel (30 upwards) which I had from a franken Amphibia I fliped a year ago. I want to get an original vintage bezel like the blue one for he purple one but it’s not an easy task. I could buy some ugly Amphibia from asap31, use its enamel bezel and flip the watch.

>> No.64476046

>>64475947
> 12 14 16 18 20 26

>> No.64476053
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>>64475483
Get a teal dial, no other divers really have that color

>> No.64476061

>>64476046
the 26 is on a different wheel and denotes the date.

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>>64475413
>What you got on today /wt/?

>> No.64476066

>>64475947
It says right there on the site it's showing the time in each of the time zones of Russia.

>> No.64476073

>>64475827
Wow, that was rough on a lot of them. Thanks for the update.

>> No.64476121

>>64475494
Thanks for the info mate, I was just thinking about buying and modding one but I am too lazy to work on watches these days.

>> No.64476370

Thoughts on this, Vostokbroks?

https://www.amazon.com/Vostok-Amphibian-Military-Russian-420634/dp/B00TK6V4XC/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1516983425&sr=1-4&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=Vostok+Amphibian+Military+Russian+Diver+Watch+Scuba+Dude

>> No.64476424

>>64476370
get this instead
https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/110/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-110649.html

>> No.64476830
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64476830

Is this a good Russian watch to buy?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B078M313KQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1516986292&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=710059

>> No.64476860

>>64476830
Sure, but it's still less expensive on meranom.

>> No.64476912

>>64476830
>Vostok America
kek

>> No.64477130
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>> No.64477141

>>64476830
It’s literally the watch that got me into slavshit colecting 3 years ago. It’s a good starter, anon.

>> No.64477268
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64477268

I got it

>> No.64477286

>>64475317
Real talk, how long until we get watches that measure time in Facebook flicks?

>> No.64477304

>>64477268
Pretty fucking big, anon. Looks better than the stock photo though.

>> No.64477322
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64477322

>>64477286
But we already have the beat, the perfect time measurement unit.

>> No.64477326

Recommend me a good sub $250 dress watch please. Or something to aspire to that's not very expensive

>> No.64477362

I have a $50 credit from this store cause the last item never got delivered.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RussianWatchUSSR

What should I buy?

>> No.64477406
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>>64477362

>> No.64477458
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28 HOURS AND MY ORDER HAS NOT BEEN PROCESSED. FUCK MICROBRANDS.

>> No.64477481

>>64477458
Which brand?

>> No.64477493

>>64477481
Micro

>> No.64477508
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64477508

Welp, seems like this one's shaping up to be another /Slavshit Generalskie/.
When we're on the subject, is there no rove for the Admiralskie?

Why don't you want to wear a star on your wrists, anons?
Don't you want to shine like stars in the glorious soviet night sky?

>> No.64477587

>>64477508
Holy shit that is ugly.

>> No.64477595

>>64477493
kek

>> No.64477603
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64477603

Idk if you’re still around but gered the movt pic i said i would post.
I think its got the same movement as the regular Behai’s.
The striping and perlage are okay, not much more. The scenes are actually blued and the gold chatons look very good. The swan neck regulator is real and functioning too.

>> No.64477636

>>64477603
I am here, thank you!
The movement looks nice enough in itself, but the finishing is pretty basic yeah. I suppose you can't expect much more for that kind of price of course.

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64477686

>>64477481
AVI-8. I posted this here yesterday and was really excited about it but now I'm really worried about this company's customer service.

>> No.64477761

>>64475536
Which website is that?

>> No.64477776

>>64477761
Look two posts above.

>> No.64477827

15 year old Seamaster automatic in good condition for 1600 Eurodollars
Dont know the exact model yet

y/n?

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>>64475800
Bitch shut the fuck up

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>>64477906

>> No.64478075

>>64477961
this is cool stuff. how accurate are these?

>> No.64478208
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Which watch would you recommend?

I'm looking for a quality, everyday dress/causal watch I can wear for work and stuff.

>> No.64478230
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64478230

>>64478208
SARB

>> No.64478234

>>64478208
not a single one of these is good

>> No.64478253
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64478253

>>64478230
or cream dial

>> No.64478263

>>64478208

for the extremely narrow and difficult requirement you've set, "everyday dress/casual watch", those are all pretty busy and ugly

>> No.64478376

>>64478208
How do you have a taste so shit to choose those out of all possible seikos. Maybe the bottom 2nd from right isn't terrible but it's still not really attractive.

>> No.64478399

>>64478376

i'd agree that's probably the best of that bunch, but for everyday wear in "casual/dress" settings i'd try to find it in unplated stainless

>> No.64478518

Should I get a 5600? 55€ here in Europoor and it doesn't quite feel worth the extra 15€ if Americans can get it for $40. Are there better alternatives around the 50€ price range?

>> No.64479401
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64479401

I want to buy a a reasonable priced and good smartwatch for health tracking mostly, garmins are expensive, and I just don't know about other manufacturers. Any recommendations?

>> No.64479429

>>64479401
this isn't the place for asking about smartwatches i'm afraid anon

>> No.64479478

>>64479429

I know, but beats making a thread, but maybe ill make a thread.

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64479499

>>64479401
>smartwatch

>> No.64479592

>>64479499

I mean if it helps, I used to have a frogman until it kicked the bucket years ago.

>> No.64479616
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Got a new casio today

>> No.64480130

>>64477686
Cancel it. I thought you liked the other one anyways

>> No.64480208

>>64479401
fitbit ionic is seeming to get passable reviews, but I would still recommend garmin if you killed a frogman. 3HRs are 250-270 on ebay from private sales.

>> No.64480326

>>64475827
The 5s21 is holding its own

>> No.64480388

>>64480326
All the quartz watches (aside from the f8192 and the luch, which obviously are having some kind of major issues) are running within margin of error of each other, to be honest.

I'm really annoyed about the f8192. I guess the new battery didn't fix whatever was wrong with it

>> No.64480494
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64480494

/wt/ I need help. I'm contemplating to buy the beihai 3rd gen, but I can't choose between red or blue. help
Another question, would any of these be good for almost daily use? I've seen reviews and all but I'm not sure. thanks in advance

>> No.64480533
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>>64480494
and here's blue. it looks really neato. I couldn't find red one on, so I'm pointing to blue since i've seen pictures of it being worn. But red is rarer to see. I cant decide on my own

>> No.64480564
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>>64480533
fuck, here's the correct one

>> No.64480662

>>64480494
Red

>> No.64480783
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>>64478253
Dude at my school has an omega speedmaster grey side, he got so excited when he saw my sarb, now he's getting one too.

>> No.64480793

Are there any decent, cheaper (<$750), mechanical chronographs in the racing style (kinda like a vintage heuer, or a speedmaster)?
There are many mecha quartz options from microbrands, but those always have a useless subdial like 24h, or a running seconds that ticks at 1Hz which looks like shit.

>> No.64480863
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64480863

nothing beats seiko finishing

>> No.64480897

>>64476830
avoid the 090 case. they cut the case like shit

>> No.64481249

>>64480793
Closest I can think of would be Steinhart. Not sure if you should just get a cheap Eco Drive chrono and save up for a real Speedmaster/Breitling/Tudor insead.

>> No.64481480
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>>64475413
I just picked up my first automatic yesterday. I'm planning on dailying for the foreseeable future and maybe upgrading to a purple oyster perpetual in 6 years.

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>>64480564
Really doesnt matter familia, whatever colour suits you best.

The daily use thing would fully depend on what you do every day, and as I dont wear it daily I couldnt really tell you, but I see nothing to indicate that it couldnt be worn daily.

>> No.64481543

>>64480863
Having better external finishing than their competitors at any given price point is one of Seiko's hallmarks, yes.

>> No.64481743
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64481743

Anyone have a Strapcode bracelet for their Ray/Mako? How is it?

>> No.64481822
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>> No.64482116

>>64480388
Hope you can sort it one day bro
Would be great to see head to head with the crystron in proper condition

>> No.64482428

>>64477827

y

but 15 years isn't even that long ago. I don't know the market for seamasters but that would be real fucking low for a rolex

>> No.64482453

>>64482428
>seamaster
>rolex

>> No.64482742

>>64482453

in comparison to a Rolex watch of the same age, dick

>> No.64482787

Are there any watches with an internal rotating bezel that are ≤ 38mm in diameter? Don't want the Alpinist as it's too flashy. Really liked the Bulova accutron snorkel but they are way too big. Thanks. Budget $250, happy to go vintage

>> No.64482842

>>64475827

whats wrong with the f8192! D:

>> No.64482851

>>64480863
wish i could see that in person

>> No.64482901

>>64482842
I haven't got a clue. A month ago it was running a consistent +4spd.

>>64482851
There's one in the US - I think it mostly travels between the NYC and Miami boutiques.

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>>64482787
There's a white owl penis, the SARB013. Though, probably over budget, even used. I don't get why everyone shits their pants over the green one

>> No.64483023

>>64482964
Also, I guess I didn't even think to mention 015 because I've never even seen one for sale

>> No.64483035
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>>64482901
only 460k

>> No.64483057
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64483057

>>64483035
I really preferred this one, but it's not regularly in the US, so I've only had a chance to try it on once.

>> No.64483136
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64483136

Check out my $9 Casio! Flossin'

>> No.64483192

>>64483035
Man, I can appreciate the workmanship and the cost of materials, but that's still fucking hideous.

I don't really get Credor. All of the nice models seem like they may as well be Grand Seikos, and then the rest are either $3k+ quartzes that look like nicely finished mallwatches or horrendous nouveau riche abortions. I saw some last time I was in Japan and barely gave them a second glance, from a few feet away I thought they were just some shitty fashion watch brand I'd never heard of.

>> No.64483330
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>>64483192
I take it you haven't seen much work from high-end independent watchmakers, which is essentially what Credor's Micro-Art Studio is? Wild designs like that aren't that unusual in the realm of independent haute horlogerie. They have also done some more restrained models like the Eichi II. Credor's Micro-Art Studio does some of the best external and movement finishing in the world, incidentally.

The issue is that there is virtually zero connection between the stuff the MAS makes and the rest of the Credor line, which is stuck in the very worst of the 80s nadir of haute horlogerie brands.

>> No.64483471

>>64483330
I've seen a lot - more than most, in fact, because I used to work in the motorsports and high-end classic car worlds, and there's a ton of crossover with ultra high-end watches there. That doesn't mean I like this stuff, though, IMO it's just gratuitous flaunting of wealth without much regard for taste.

That said, I was mostly talking about the "mainstream" Credor line when I made that last post. I dunno, that line feels like if Patek decided to make a bunch of basic watches with off-the-shelf Japanese or ETA movements and sell them for $4k a pop, it both cheapens the brand and simply makes no sense from a buyer's perspective.

>> No.64483485

>>64480494
>>64480533
>>64480564
They both look hard to read unless in the right light and right viewing angle due to all the reflections. How well do the indices and hands reflect light?

One failing (and I've seen this in shitters to mid range to patek) is having a watch (with a darker that white dial) where the time isn't immediately apparent at a quick glance and a few turns of the wrist is needed to get it in just the right angle so you can see the time.

Most notable, and disappointing, was an inkyblack dialed auto calatrava, whitegold and I guess whitegold hands. Couldn't read the fucker in the store due to the lighting. The hands were so polished it was almost like looking at a black mirror.

One company that does this shit right is grand seiko, amongst others, but they do it really well with dark dials.

>> No.64483604
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64483604

>>64483485
This is it: calatrava ref. 5227G
Super nice and legible in these renders but the hands are cut and so polished in such a way that they get lost in the glossy black dial.
Very disappointing to handle in person. And it's not like this was some back alley watch shop, this was a patek boutique with presumably a lighting setup that they'd rig to further flatter their watches.

So when I see these red/blue chinese watches, from maison celaldon or the beijing group, I have to wonder about instant legibility. If it's one thing I'm autistic about with regards to watches, it's instant legibility in most any light level.

Fucking silver hands and indices on silver dials are the fucking WORST shit ever. How anyone can read those at midday in sunlight I won't ever understand.

>> No.64483607

>>64483485
I can't find many good reviews talking about its reflection, and reading, but it seems it's no issue if they don't bring it up. Or maybe they're shillers, here's one that mentions it, and have some angled pics senpai
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/beijing-beihai-3-0-red-3097178.html

>> No.64483633

>>64483485
here's a white one recently reviewed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pi66GkdB14

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64483662

>>64483604
What I like about the cocktail time is that one bevel of the hand is polish but the other is matte. Resulting in surprisingly easy readability

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64483755

>>64483604
My Ball has the same style of hands and the same issue. It's not horrible, but under certain light it takes me a second to find the hands. It's disappointing to hear that it's an issue on what's otherwise such a beautiful Patek.

>> No.64483784
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64483784

>>64475581
what is 1000 years when time does not exist?

makes you think

>> No.64483833

>>64481480
What's the name, senpai?

>> No.64484018
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64484018

>>64483833
SNXS79K senpai

>> No.64484094

>>64481480
Upgrading from a 100 dollar shitter to a rolex? That's quite the jump

>> No.64484159

>>64484094
better to be happy with 1 shitter than to amass a collection of shitters

>> No.64484262

>>64484159
That sounds reasonable

>> No.64484420
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64484420

>>64484159
>better to be happy with 1 shitter than to amass a collection of shitters

>> No.64485239
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>> No.64485277
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64485277

Why don't you have Rolex spoons, wt? They're souperlative.

>> No.64485382

>>64485239

bezel looks crooked there, i assume it's the same compressor crown gearing that my dual time k-34 has, which is not that great

>> No.64485405

>>64485277
I unironically remember eating yoghurts as a kid with these in the 90s, never cared about the logo. My father bought three Datejusts (one for my mother, two for himself, one of them now belongs to my older brother) in that decade so it makes sense we had at least three of these spoons in the kitchen.

>> No.64485489

>>64485239
Is this discontinued? I can't find it on the site

>> No.64486163

>>64485489
Limited release
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/vostok-2416-compressor-case-941521-65.html

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64486645

yung brown king here. 2nd piece in collection, daily wearer (you can see the scuffmarks bottom right of bezel) this shit that good good

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64486735

>>64483136

>> No.64486834

>>64481480
>purple oyster perpetual in 6 years.
I have a feeling that's a sleeper. It fits the whole "not popular now but as soon as it's discontinued then they'll fucking want it" kinda deal.

You kinda have to have the right skin tone to pull off that purple imo.

>> No.64486912

>>64481480
that grey dial baton hands Seiko5 is hands down the most well designed

>> No.64486984

Aside from the SARB059/061/063 Alpinist, which SKX007-esque case watches have movements other than the 7s26?
Was there ever a quartz?

>> No.64487093

>watch gains 3-4 spd dial up
>gains a full minute vertical with 9 facing up
How?

>> No.64487180

>>64487093
Positional variance.

>> No.64487221

>>64487093
Worn balance pivots or a ton of other things.

>> No.64487274
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64487274

The black one looks more versatile but the lume dial is different.

Which one should I get?

>> No.64487299

>>64487274
Doesn't Vostok have shit lume anyway?

>> No.64487307

>>64487299

yes, vostok lume is shit

>> No.64487317

>>64487299
>>64487307
Even these SE versions?

>> No.64487333

>>64487317

well, i don't have those, but the lume on both my k-34s is shit and the lume on my 420 is shit. and honestly all luminous paint is shit so you really shouldn't care about whether vostok's is any worse, other than whether it looks like ass in direct sunlight

>> No.64487880

>>64487317
Don’t know if every SE has shit lume but I assume yes because I have this SE and the lume is utter shit.

>> No.64487914
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64487914

>>64487880

>> No.64487915
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64487915

>>64486834
>You kinda have to have the right skin tone to pull off that purple imo.

>> No.64487990

>>64485239
Huh, that's a relief. It doesn't look beastly as good on wrist. Makes me feel better about not having one.

>> No.64488013

>>64485239
>>64487914
Why did they stop making so many good SE models

These ones would sell really well still.

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64488198

>>64475940
The bracelet is good, but take a needle file and file down the pin ends on the clasp, makes it more comfy.

>> No.64488393

>>64487274
BLACK

>> No.64488943

How do you pronounce Breguet?

>> No.64488948

>>64488943
Breh gay

>> No.64489240

Why is /wt/ especially slow today? Did everyone suddenly get a life and stopped having the urge to sperg out about outdated time keeping devices? Pls show me the way.

>> No.64489262

It’s 9:30 anon everyone is still waking up.

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>>64489240
I could make some more oc to kick up some discussion and general funposting.

>> No.64489393
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>>64489262
>it’s an “amerimutt thinks they are the only people on the Internet” episode again
Post your Walmart watch, Billy Bob. Hope you didn’t shart on it.

>> No.64489405 [DELETED] 

>>64489327
are the ponies relevant?

>> No.64489432

>>64489240
The endless 9+ month long torrent of trolling and shitposting has driven away 90+% of the regulars. As the last couple of threads have mostly shown, it's mostly slavshit and trolling left.

>> No.64489476 [DELETED] 

>>64489327
these shitty edits will always be nonsensical and cringey

>> No.64489528

>>64480863

>you will never spend hours just looking at the watch

>> No.64489551 [DELETED] 

>>64489327
You could go back to /pol/ instead.

>> No.64489561
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64489561

What do you guys use to wipe down fingerprints, dust and oil from your watch?

I used to use a microfiber cloth but this fucked me over when it picked up a tiny speck of dirt that then scratched up my watch with it.

>> No.64489576

>>64489561
A microfiber cloth

>> No.64489591

>>64489561
i just use the cloths i got from the opticians with my glasses

>> No.64489598

>>64489393
Arpanet-first interconnected long distance operational network
4chan-american website with its vast majority of users being american.
cloudflare-american hosting service
Largest economy on earth most targeted by websites and advertisers-America
Companies that design the cpus running the servers hosting the site and my computer allowing me to browse it-American
etc etc etc stay jelly europoor

>> No.64489610

>>64489576
they can pick up microscopic steel particles from existing scuffs and scratch up your watch with it

>> No.64489612

>>64489432
two threads ago it was only rolex the next thread the seiko males showed up and all the serious posters took a break. Most Rolex males are also slavshit males as high test seeks both equally.

>> No.64489624

>>64489598
wow there's no need to be angry anon

>> No.64489628

>>64489610
Welp, guess I better not wear my watches at all

>> No.64489650

>>64489598
You forgot "produces 0% of the worlds wristwatches".

Here at /wt/ we use CET and JST.

>> No.64489677
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64489677

ITT: hideous soviet shitters, apparently.
What the fuck, guys.

>> No.64489679

>>64489612
except that wasn't what happened at all. rolex owners get butthurt at the thought of people liking other watches and shit up the thread. people responded by showing substandard finishing on the rolexes.

then that seiko solar just keeps getting posted for some reason

>> No.64489737

>>64489679
No they don't there are 10 people that use this thread a seiko forum whenever they are awake and me along with everyone else on wt is tired of it. When many of us start seeing more and more Seiko we just leave and come back in a day or two. Im cool with the occasional posting but when it gets bad its annoying. And the conclusion in that thread was that Rolex finishing is excellent and seiko fags are delusional; go check it out.

>> No.64489769
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>>64489737
Do you seriously have your fucking panties in a bunch because a popular watch company is popular?

>> No.64489779

>>64489737
>more and more Seiko
>>64489677
>ITT: hideous soviet shitters
Well, which is it?

>> No.64489789
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64489789

Just picked this up yesterday. 36mm is damn comfy. I'm going to embrace being a wristlet now.

>> No.64489794

>>64489769
This.

We're here to celebrate watches. Not shallow corporate fanboyism and brand wars.

What kind of pussy gets triggered by other brands being mentioned fucking hell.

>> No.64489804

>>64489779
Today it's hideous soviet shitters. I really don't mind Seiko.

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>>64489769
Seriously. I guess I understand being annoyed by shitposting fanatics, but throwing a bitch fit because a good quality, entry-level product is popular? Give me a break

>> No.64489814

>>64489789
Congratulations anon gotta love the 36mm explorer.

>>64489769

not at all just when a pack of fanboy faggots shit up the thread

>> No.64489816

>>64489789
Looks great Anon.

>> No.64489822

>>64489789
nice, wrist pics?

>> No.64489826

>>64489769
>>64489809
>calmly answer question
>panties in a bunch
>bitch fit

i wonder who is in this thread right now

>> No.64489827

>>64489814
I hate the solar guy just as much as anyone else.

>> No.64489836

>>64489814
>a pack of fanboy faggots shit up the thread
Off-topic arguing is a far bigger issue

>> No.64489839

>>64489814
>fanboys are faggots if its not the brand I like waaaaaaahhhh

ok dude

>> No.64489847

>>64489836
At least the off topic debates are generally interesting.

>> No.64489857

holy shit you guys this is a watch thread not a retard thread
get over it

>> No.64489862

>>64489677
I like some soviet dress watches, but it seems all the soviet dive watches are vomit inducing toy designed garbage.

>> No.64489864

>>64489847
They're absolutely not.

>> No.64489869

>>64489827
solar dude is fine. he keeps posting each thread but he isn't obnoxious

unlike the archietards and polfags who makes every fucking post about them and their futile autism trying to police a watch thread in an anonymous image board

>> No.64489874

>>64489864
Opinions.

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>>64489869
>solar dude is fine.
Just fuck my shit up.

>> No.64489888

>>64489874
That doesn't even matter. It doesn't belong in here.

>> No.64489907

>>64489839
No i like the brand. The fanboyism is the only thing that is annoying.

>> No.64489910

>>64489869
>solar dude is fine
this_is_bait_collage.jpg

>> No.64489913

>>64489888
Sorry, forgot you were a mod, and your opinions were worth a shit.

>> No.64489961

>>64489393
I’m Canadian and I’m sure that a large portion of the posters here are from North America. Get over yourself

>> No.64489972
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>>64489869
>solar dude is fine.
What did he mean by this?

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>>64489598
Pic related.
>>64489961
>I’m Canadian
Yes and also disgustingly fat.

>> No.64490159
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64490159

>>64490103
Keep trying, imDolce Canadian

>> No.64490205

>>64490159
I usually hate quartz but the dolces are really pretty.

>> No.64490229

>>64490103
stay mad

>>64490159
One of the nicest modern watches. I would love a mechanical version of this made to a similar size. Why did you change the oe band though?

>> No.64490274

>>64480130
Well, yes but I like this more. They replied to me 2 hours after emailing them. Apparently their HQ in UK doesn't have it in stock so their international distributor is the one that's handling my order. I hope that international distributor is based in China or Hong Kong so that it'll arrive to my country faster.

Anyhow, I'm putting all my faith into them for this one. I haven't wore anything with yellow case my whole life so I'm kind of excited to see how it'll be on my kind-of-dark skin.

I'm also looking to replace the battery on my Edifice. Unfortunately, no one knows how to open up an Edifice in my area. Uh, like, seriously? Ugh.

>> No.64490315
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>>64489822
Here ya go. Wrist shots are always difficult for me using a giant phone.

>>64489814
This is just the oyster perpetual 36mm. I thought about getting the new explorer but figured this would fit my wife better. There are a couple of watches I share with her. The blue looks really black in most pictures.

>>64489816
Thanks! Got it for only 4500CDN all in.


Also I just ordered an F91w from Amazon for about 8USD. Considering a Gshock 5600. But not sure which model to pick.

>> No.64490342

>>64490315
Where can you get a new 36mm OP for 4500 syrupbux?

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>>64489240

I'm unleashing the heck out of my inner creativity.

I'm basically the next van gogh

>> No.64490363

>>64490315
I didn't even notice the hands. The explorer dial on the 36mm oyster perpetual is my grail daily wear watch. I was looking at the blue dial but the black is classic and beautiful as well. Congratulations anon.

>> No.64490375

>>64490360
Always liked that watch anon. Show us the painting if you have the balls.

>> No.64490431
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64490431

Getting close to finishing this Shichizun Snowfrake.

>> No.64490485
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64490485

>poorfags will never afford this

>> No.64490492

>>64490375

Thank you. Most of the other watches are in the shop, so it'll be the sla on my wrist for some time.

The art needs to dry first, before I can show it to the world. At which point I'll offer to sell it for 1 million dollars starting

>> No.64490498
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64490498

i'm on a browser where i don't have my filters, so i just thought i'd stop by and let you know watches are for fucking retarded homosexuals

>> No.64490502

>>64490485
i'm glad that whenever i look at it i can be assured it has a has release valve and a ring locking system

>> No.64490512
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>>64490498
Thank you for taking the time to confirm your autism.

>> No.64490534

>>64490512
>calling others autists
>in a watch thread
:^)

>> No.64490555

>>64490534
You're god damn right I am.

>> No.64490560
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>>64490492
why not two?

>>64490485
jesus christ

>>64490498
kys

>>64490512

>> No.64490638

>>64490485
How hard would it be to get a watchmaker to take that fucker part in polish off the stupid ring lock words

Could you buy do that And buy a replacement ring from Rolex to keep it around for if you want to sell it?

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>>64475307
Need a reliable self-winding watch with tritium light

What you got?

>> No.64490662

>>64490485
Dunno if it's only on your wrist but it looks like Tudor's great wall.

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>>64490649
Just get a marathon

>> No.64490710

>>>/hm/

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>>64489405
>>64489476
>>64489551

You people are always so fucking salty and unpleasant. Try being happy and enjoy some classic, original funposting. :3

>> No.64490804 [DELETED] 

>>64490764
asking if the ponies are a part of it isnt being salty or unpleasant. i want to know the significant of ponies in your message

>> No.64490818

>>64490159
i bought a dolce because of you
just got it. it's beautiful.
amazing wristlet watch.

>> No.64490828 [DELETED] 

>>64490764
I'm not even American, I'm not salty. Just don't like your shitty memes, my friend. They're not even funny.
>>64490681
Does that really have such good bracelet fit?

>> No.64490832

>>64490485
Thanks for making me happy I'm poor so I can't buy filthy abominations like that

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>>64489327
This is why Barneyfags need to die

>> No.64490921 [DELETED] 

>>64490828
Yes.

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>>64490804
>asking if the ponies are a part of it isnt being salty or unpleasant. i want to know the significant of ponies in your message

It's a knock at Seiko males for being emasculated, weak, very "modern" (in every bad sense of the word) males who are prone to infantalism and fixating on childish, worthless shit that is generally repulsive to women. I could diversify it a bit with Star Wars memorabilia, katanas, Nintendo consoles, and anime figurines but I couldn't be bothered to gather all of the necessary images.

>> No.64491060 [DELETED] 

>>64491014
I think these are hilarious and for those that don't find these funny I think they hit a little too close to home.

>> No.64491063

>>64490229
>Why did you change the oe band though?
I thought it was a bit too shiny for me. I’m pretty young too so croc looks weird on me. Honestly I would’ve kept it if I didn’t have credit to an online strap place that I use.
>>64490818
Glad to hear it anon, you’ll be stunned at the accuracy it’s pretty incredible. Also the thinness blew me away the first time I saw it in person.

>> No.64491093
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64491093

Is this too big for me? I think it might just be the angle of my photo.

>> No.64491105
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Good morning wt.

So I guess maybe I just measured the luch wrong on the previous measurement? I'm going to start winding the Shi Chen watch eighty turns instead of forty. And since I never clarified, these are daily spd rates, not total cumulative errors.

>> No.64491127

>>64491093
Take a pic from the side, but yeah it looks pretty bad

>> No.64491134

>>64490315
What size is your wrist? Debating over this, the 116200 or 114300.

>> No.64491146

>>64491105
>that crystron
fuck I want one so bad

>> No.64491167

>>64491093
There are levels to 2 big
Level one 2 big is it fits your but it just looks bad as it takes up too much wrist
Level two 2 big is that is overhangs your wrist
Level INVICTA 2 big is not to be discussed by civilized men.

>> No.64491181

>>64491105
Awesome anon.

>> No.64491206

>>64491093
>>64491167
This is Level two

>> No.64491236

>>64491146
Buy the one that's for sale?

>> No.64491239 [DELETED] 

>>64490764
yawn. go away already you literal nolife autist

>> No.64491278

>>64491093
Imma say that it looks pretty bad, and that this anon's ratings >>64491167
should get your through.

HOWEVER, i've noticed when taking my own wristshots for later consideration, the watches always looked bigger when taken like this, even when in reality they weren't that bad.

Next time, sure, take this kind of shot, but also take one from a mirror with your wrist held up.
That's how other will see you; if it's too big then, yeah, it's too big.

I still think that pic means there's too much overhang, but next time take a pic at a distance to see if it's truly noticeable and therefore laughable. You might be able to scrape by in some instances.

>> No.64491289

>>64491236
It's selling for around 2000 dollars no? Going to have to wait a few years before i even think about buying it.

>> No.64491347

>>64491278
>HOWEVER, i've noticed when taking my own wristshots for later consideration, the watches always looked bigger when taken like this, even when in reality they weren't that bad.
This is because smartphones always have wide angle lenses and it distorts perspective, making objects closer look far larger than they actually are. This effect is magnified the closer the object is to the lens so with a thicker watch it becomes even more exaggerated.

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>>64491289
Ah, fair. There are some exceed models that also have a 4mhz oscillator in then (not as nice a case or dial though) that sell for a lot cheaper - you could keep an eye out for them.

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>>64491060
>I think these are hilarious and for those that don't find these funny I think they hit a little too close to home.

Yeah also notice how they always respond with passive aggressiveness and snark.

The truth is that the memes poke just a little bit into the bubble they've created for themselves with child's toys and distractions so that they don't have to grow up and act like actual men, which triggers them into responding like a woman and trying to patch the whole in their manchild Lego fortress of infantile escapism to avoid having to reflect on the fact that they're collecting ugly Gook dogshit and anime figurines, see themselves undergoing premature balding and seeing wrinkles and sag appear on their little twinkie baby faces and twig frames, and have to really confront the fact that they're barreling into their 30s and 40s with literally zero prospects of ever attracting a white wife and having children or doing anything meaningful in their lives beyond being an assistant manager at Staples.

>> No.64491588 [DELETED] 

>>64491529
Or maybe people don't like your shitty /pol/ memes.

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>>64491529
I mean just look at how these people talk and you can get a strong understanding of them.

Seikos are desperately anxious to prove that Seikos are as horologically valuable and as capable as a Rolex. Clearly they are nagged by a fear that Seiko may NOT be as horologically valuable and as capable as Rolex.

You also see a tremendous overlap with the "weaboo" crowd which is composed of people who identify more with other people than their own, in this case the Japanese. You see, Seikos tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate Rolex, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate aligned chapter rings. The reasons that Seikos give for hating Rolex, Vacheron, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives. They SAY they hate Rolex because it is overpriced, imperialistic, sexist, ethnocentric and so forth, but where these same faults appear in Seiko watches or in Reddit cultures, the Seiko finds excuses for them, or at best he GRUDGINGLY admits that they exist; whereas he ENTHUSIASTICALLY points out (and often greatly exaggerates) these faults where they appear in Rolex. Thus it is clear that these faults are not the Seiko’s real motive for hating Rolex and the West. He hates Rolex and the West because they are strong and successful.

Words like “self-confidence,” “self-reliance,” “initiative,” “enterprise,” “optimism,” etc., play little role in the Seiko vocabulary. The Seiko is anti-Rolex, pro-dogshit. He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs. The Seiko is antagonistic to the very concept of Rolex because, deep inside, he feels like a loser.

>> No.64491680
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64491680

Russia stronk
Anyone who shits on these cheap little $30 komandirskies has to go through me first

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>>64491674
The Seiko is not typically the kind of person whose feelings of inferiority make him a braggart, an egotist, a bully, a self-promoter, a ruthless competitor. This kind of person has not wholly lost faith in himself. He has a deficit in his sense of power and self-worth, but he can still conceive of himself as having the capacity to be strong, and his efforts to make himself strong produce his unpleasant behavior. But the Seiko is too far gone for that. His feelings of inferiority are so ingrained that he cannot conceive of himself as individually strong and valuable. Hence the anime obsession of the Seiko.

If the Swiss watch industry had no problems at all, the Seiko would have to INVENT problems in order to provide themselves with an excuse for making a fuss.

>> No.64491784

>>64491680
you got pretty lucky. i get +20s usually

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>>64491134
Wrist is 6.5"
But I generally wore what I liked. The Deepsea seadweller was actually comfortable. I'm a wristlet but my hands and arms are not small. So overall any watch was fine. Just wrist shots don't always show the real fit.

Timex still one of my favorite watches. Too bad the plating is flaking off from wearing for work

>> No.64491799 [DELETED] 

>>64491674
>>64491761
You're reading too deep into things. I already said I don't like your shitty memes and you belong in /pol/ along with them.
Also at this point I'm inclined to think you're just baiting seiko males into giving you (you)s for insulting their watches.

>> No.64491925

>>64490315
HAHAHAHAHA

Holy fuck

>> No.64492026

>all those deleted posts
WEW

>> No.64492052

>>64492026
What was going on?

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>>64492052

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>>64492080
And nothing of value was lost.

Now back to handclock-posting.

>> No.64492189

>>64491680
>>64491784
>that idiot in previous thread who didn't understand how a watch could be 10 minutes off after two months

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64492354

Is an Oris TT1 any good? I'm too much of a poorfag to afford a Seamaster.

>> No.64492401 [DELETED] 

>>64492189
I was that guy lol

those posts did not get deleted and i didnt get banned haha

>> No.64492404
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64492404

>>64492354
I've seen one of those irl (well a rep, but a half-decent one) and they're real uggo.

Have you looked at all the Oris 65 varians? Though I'm not sure how much more expensive those are.

>> No.64492426

>>64492080
awww man i love that guy

and i basically only own seikos haha

>> No.64492435

>>64492404
>Oris 65
Meh.

>> No.64492444

>>64492080
>getting banned on 4chan for talking about watches in the watch thread in an amusing way

fuck that, what is this reddit?

>> No.64492457

>>64491680
>Anyone who shits on these cheap little $30 komandirskies has to go through me first
I do not understand, is not dozens of seconds off per day not really horrible?

>> No.64492466

>>64492354
Their designs are hit-or-miss for me but they make good quality watches.

>> No.64492498

>>64492457
>dozens
That's not how this app works
I'm not setting the time for every reading.
It's taking an average, so it gains +5 average over my usage (on wrist while im out ~18 hours and dial up while I sleep.)
It looks like it gains a bit less dial up, either way I can just hack it for a few seconds before I wind it up in the morning.

>> No.64492506

>>64492457
I suppose it depends on what your individual standards are and what you're comparing to. For a cheap ass mechanical watch those seem to be pretty good timings.

>> No.64492519

>>64492457
The spd readings are kind of misleading in that. For example, the -46.8spd was measured over a 2 minute period - I guess anon just couldn't help gleefully measuring again and again. Assuming even a 0.5 second error in taking the measurement, the error in spd in a two minute measurement is +/-360spd (depending on how exactly you think about that error). Presumably they are just highlighting the 5spd average rate over the whole period, which is admittedly pretty decent, but to get a better picture of how stable that rate has been over time would mean digging into the individual numbers a bit more critically.

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>>64491680
>komandirskies
Are there any that don't look like they were designed by a 12 year old?

>> No.64492577

>>64492498
What does the summary page on watchcheck look like for that watch (hit the three squares, three rectangles icon in the upper right)?

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>>64492577
Admittedly I didn't label dial up and worn completely accurately, but this thing is off my wrist is rarely that it doesn't really matter

>> No.64492655

>>64492573
I quite like mine
My only "issue" is that the ticking is louder than my amphibias, probably because of the brass case being less insulating.

>> No.64492657

>>64492498
>>64492519
OK thanks, I did not understand

>> No.64492675

>>64492354
You want me to ask why her feet are blurred out don't you?

ok why are her feet blurred out?

>> No.64492686

>>64492675
>You want me to ask why her feet are blurred out don't you?
No.

>> No.64492706

>>64492686
yes you did

>> No.64492723

>>64492706
No because everyone should know why

>> No.64492727

>>64492655
That doesn't quite answer the question.

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>>64492727
I forgot my pic kek

>> No.64492771

>>64490485
wtf is wrong with this picture?

>> No.64492778

>>64492723
>No because everyone should know why
I don't know why

please tell me why

>> No.64492787

>>64479616
Nice

>> No.64492797

>>64492771
a 13 year old boy is wearing a watch meant for a grown man

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>>64492573
There are ones with more basic designs.

>> No.64492888

>>64490638
Would be cheaper to get it replaced with a blank ring and keep the original. Shouldn't be too hard to pull off, not sure how it's stuck on there though.

>> No.64492936

>>64492888
but where could you buy a blank ring?

>> No.64492942

I can't decide between the white or black dial sarb

>> No.64492997

>>64492761
I really like that watch anon.

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>>64492997
Same here anon. I'm glad I bought it.
I slightly regret only bringing this shitty Seiko strap to school with me but whatever.

>> No.64493021

>>64475946
Thank you;)

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>>64492942
Me either. Probably white

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>>64493027

>> No.64493222

>>64492778
I want to know too.

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64493295

How "nice" is a moonwatch in person?
Like, held side by side with a Rolex sub?

I just saw a moonwatch in a shop window, and it looked a lot nicer (and smaller) than in YT videos.

>> No.64493375

>>64493295
It is nowhere near a sub, especially if you have a real 60s vintage one.

It is a real tool watch in every sense of the word, it is rugged and has a lot of complications (for the time, for the 60s for something to be a chronometer and rugged)

it was never meant to be a perfectly finished polished dress watch, it was meant as a tool for men who actually need a chronometer on their wrist when doing real work outside before there was such thing as a real useful quartz chonometer

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64493406

I'm looking to buy these two watches to fill my niche.

Im happy about their price, $70, and $90 respectively.

This will also be my first Seiko, and first Russian watch.

Can anyone make an alternative recommendation?

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Going to try to either debrand, refurbished, or redesign/paint this Invicta 8926OB dial, it fits almost any modern, automatic Seiko, going to use it on a SNK809 base. Any ideas?

>> No.64493424

>>64493406
I personally would hunt down a nice used SKX for like $120 before i payed $90 for a seiko 5 but that's just me

>> No.64493440

>>64493406
both meh watches

Instead of buying those two, buy something like a SKX007. Much nicer, will last MUCH longer. You can wear it everyday, with 95% of the clothes you wear.

>> No.64493449

>>64493406
i wouldn't bother with the seiko personally, but the amphibia is really good for its price
why are you buying 2 watches?

>> No.64493467

>>64493406
Buy a mako or ray instead of that shit.

>> No.64493483

>>64493375
>It is a real tool watch in every sense of the word
>it was never meant to be a perfectly finished polished dress watch
Well the same applies to the submariner.

>> No.64493501

>>64493424
>>64493440
I dont want a Seiko diver's watch. I dont buy used either.

>>64493449
I like the simple look of the Seiko, and for under $100 I think its a good start.

I'm buying a ton of inexpensive watches, my goal is to try a few styles, and sized, and eventually buy a big boy watch.


Im kinda all set on the Vostok, unless someone can recommend me an alternative model.

Seiko, I dont know. I'm more interested in buying my first Seiko rather than the style. But I dont want to spend a lot.

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>>64493424
>>64493440
The $200 SKX has the same movement as those $50 SNKs

>> No.64493523

>>64493295
It's got pretty shitty finish for the price and don't even get me started on the quality of the movement.

>> No.64493524

>>64493406
That vostok is not 90 dollars unless you order on amazon. Those are both fine I suppose. I had a field watch and a diver in the beginning and just used the diver for everything anyway because i didn't want to think about water.

>> No.64493548

>>64493440
same movement and will not outlast a vostok in any universe and is not nicer at all. I Am also currently responding to bait because i am a
brainlet.

>> No.64493563

>>64493523
>quality of the movement
Just get off this fucking board already.

>> No.64493565

>>64493483
>>64493483
>Well the same applies to the submariner.
not anymore

a modern submariner is finished with white gold hands and thousands is spent polishing and finishing it, it is now a piece of jewelry shaped like a tool watch, literally nobody buys a $10,000 submariner for the reason of it being the most reliable and accurate watch for diving, a dive computer is cheaper and an SNE437 or any quartz diver is more accurate and reliable

there is no real way to call any mechanical watch a useful tool vs quartz options today

they only make sense as collectables and jewelry

if someone made a brand new down to the bolts replica of a 67 corvette convertible and spent $50000 on the paint job and interior, you could say it's a useful car, but really it's not, nobody would buy a $150,000 67vette replica because it's the most practical vehicle for any situation

>> No.64493591

>>64493514
looks better though

>> No.64493594

>>64493501
can't you just go try them on in a shop or something rather than wasting time & money buying watches you won't use?
the Seiko 5 is rubbish, especially in comparison to the Amphibia. no manual wind, no shock resist, less water resistance etc, and costs more than an Amphibia.
you're wasting your time buying cheap watches to 'try the style', just get ones you like

>> No.64493597

>>64493563
Excuse me?

>> No.64493614

>>64493591
Not $150 better

>> No.64493618

>>64493523
>quality of the movement.
it was good enough quality to GO TO THE FUCKING MOON

>> No.64493629

>>64493614
a brand new skx is $160 on ebay, that's 70 more than 90

it's 70dollars better imo and ISO certified

>> No.64493635

>>64493618
The movement that went to the moon isn't even in them anymore though

>> No.64493646

>>64493635
>The movement that went to the moon isn't even in them anymore though
so buy an old one

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>>64493597
You are just shitposting again. That particular model is finished very well and the movement is exceptional. It is ultra durable, proven, and very accurate. So yes excuse yourself out of this fucking thread you subversive nip rat. You want to know what you should be giving the nips? You should not be giving them your money. The only thing you should ever give a nip is this.

>> No.64493698

>>64493681
>falling for swatch marketing this hard

>> No.64493702

>>64493629
Can you take a step back and actually without ranting about anything attempt to make valid points on how it is worth 70 more dollars than a vostok amphibia?

>> No.64493720

>>64493681
Sorry, I don't think a 21,600 non-hacking horizontal clutch cam actuated movement is a good fit for a nearly $4000 watch no matter how nicely adjusted and finished it is.

>> No.64493729
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>>64493629
SNKs aren't $90

>> No.64493740

>>64493702
? It is much better finished than an amphibia, and far more accurate seconds per day, looks better, has better lume, seiko hardex is better than the crystal on the amphibia and it is literally made of better quality steel

so the answer is literally ever part of it from the steel to the lume to the movement is better quality

>> No.64493752

>>64493729
i was going by the price he gave

>> No.64493758

>>64492778
>>64493222
Think you idiots. Whats that fetish that people would pay to have the blurred parts of that picture unblurred?
Why would you give something away for free that people would pay for?

>> No.64493765

>>64493698
The model and movement both predate Swatch's ownership in omega you brainlet fuck.

>> No.64493767

>>64493565
>it is now a piece of jewelry shaped like a tool watch, literally nobody buys a $10,000 submariner for the reason of it being the most reliable and accurate watch for diving
Well this applies to the moonwatch too.

>> No.64493779

>>64493646
>shop window
That's beside the point.

>> No.64493792

>>64493767
you are correct

I was kind of assuming he was talking about a vintage moon watch, how much is a new one $4000? well it's not as nicely finished as a sub which starts at $8000 for a no-date, IMO you would have to compare it to other $4000 mechanical chronographs to be fair, and it's comparable to others of the same type (stainless mechanical $4000 chronographs) but not to watches with less mechanical complexity that are twice as much with the extra thousands spent on finishing

>> No.64493808

>>64493740
The finishing is better
The accuracy ratings for the movement are similar
The Vostok has a higher jewel count movement that has a longer service interval better anti-shock protection better antimagnetic properties, hand winding, and quick change date.
Looks are not objective and I don't agree
The seiko has better lume,
The crystal is not better it is a different material. The acrylic crystal of the vostok is integral to the case design which is objectivity better than seiko's skx as it can go deeper. In active situations the a crystal failure is also less likely to cause physical damage to humans or equipment.
"better quality steel' I have no idea what you mean by this the amphibia is stronger and does not rust and the steel type is not even stated anywhere so i have no idea how you could come to this conclusion unless you think Chinese steel is better than Russian steel.

You did not do a very good job.

>> No.64493845

>>64493808
one point does go to the seiko for having a better bezel however. You really should look deeper into the vostok it is a very interesting watch and its price is sort of a fluke as its made on soviet equipment in Russia where wages are still rather low.

>> No.64493877

>>64493873
>>64493873
>>64493873

>> No.64493893

>>64493808
The seiko is a better made and finished watch.

The Seiko is individually pressure tested and ISO certified, the russian watch is not. Pressure testing and ISO certification is not free.

10x better lume is not free

$70 is nothing, the seikos will be more likely to be more accurate out of the box without being fucked with. The seiko looks better and does not have weird childlike dials as the most common models

the seiko will carry all that extra $70 with it upon resale, that is a fact, so if you ever sell your watch you didn't even spend the extra $70

if $70 is a lot of money to you then the russian watch is a better deal, for you

>> No.64493913

>>64491105
Thanks again for the efforts.

>> No.64493982

>>64493893
You really just are not getting anywhere

The lume is better
The bezel is better for diving but not for daily use
vostoks are pressure tested according to their factory and they are more water resistant
the movements are not more accurate out of the box

so basically you are paying 70 dollars for lume and a clicky bezel. You also keep bringin up looks when clearly people disagree with you. Half this board likes amphibias better than skx's.

>> No.64494045

>>64493982
>You really just are not getting anywhere
Finishing, lume

individual testing and ISO certification

stay mad

>> No.64494737

>>64493406
That 5 was my first mechanical. It's all right for a tool watch but if you wear any other watches you'll hate that it can't be hand wound.

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