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Title: Watches
Post by: pica on April 23, 2020, 11:05:39 AM
Anybody who wears watches or is into the hobby?

Doesnít matter if you wear a simple casio or a patek.
Anybody who is into it?

Anybody who follows watch channels on youtube like the slender wrist, theurbangentry, time teller...?

Whats on your wrist?

I own a seiko 5 SNXS79K automatic that i wear a lot as my go to watch,
(http://uhrforum.de/attachments/img_2159-jpg.2330422/)

 a Timex  waterbury field watch that iĎd consider a beater and wear for sports, hiking, when i repair stuff...

(http://picture.yatego.com/images/464865c2957620.6/11c6dec9713f524b5fd7e654e370da56-kqh/timex-herrenuhr-waterbury-traditional-40mm-leather-tw2r71100.jpg)

.an bauhaus inspired junkers,

(http://herrenuhren24.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/junkers-herren-armbanduhr-xl-bauhaus-analog-automatik-leder-60505-b70554.jpg)

 junghans max bill,

(http://www.steiner-juwelier.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/2/027_3702.00.jpg)

an old russian Poljot sputnik that i like because of the dial,

(http://alanwatch.homestead.com/files/sputnikmineface3.jpg)

 a nomos metro 38 that i bought to use it more as a dresswatch but i find myself wearing it a lot,

(http://i.redd.it/7baac2vs6jb11.jpg)

 two casios for work or swimming...

(http://k.nooncdn.com/t_desktop-pdp-v1/v1526478862/N14601482A_1.jpg)

(http://www.casio-europe.com/resource/images/watch/zoom/A164WA-1VES.jpg)

 maybe gonna buy a vintage air king within the next few weeks. Had it on my wrist today and loved it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: theSketchLord on April 23, 2020, 12:02:15 PM
I wish I could wear watches but anything on my wrist feels odd, same with rings on my fingers.
Shame cos' every time I'm in a jewelers I end up admiring the G Shocks and think about how collectible they are.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: SneakySecrets on April 23, 2020, 12:11:56 PM
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/924a2986-cc74-4cbf-b108-17276f3d7709_1.1af7bf36771e7f487b3f7c5f41b47d9c.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 23, 2020, 12:17:34 PM
I wish I could wear watches but anything on my wrist feels odd, same with rings on my fingers.
Shame cos' every time I'm in a jewelers I end up admiring the G Shocks and think about how collectible they are.
Yeah, never got into the gshocks,  my dad owns the first model (DW-5000C) this thing goes for 1,5k on ebay nowadays. But if youíve never worn watches just give it a go. it might feel odd on your wrist for half a day, soon you will feel naked without one.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 23, 2020, 12:18:37 PM
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/924a2986-cc74-4cbf-b108-17276f3d7709_1.1af7bf36771e7f487b3f7c5f41b47d9c.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff)
Great model, do you actually use the calculator or is it more of a gimmick?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 23, 2020, 12:21:22 PM
I have a casio a168w for skating and stuff, got some scratches and scuffs but really love it. When I'm not skating I have a Seiko skx007 modded with double dome ar sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel insert and coin edge bezel. Used to have a hamilton khaki field mechanical (the old one with the date window) but got rid of it... which I mildly regret doing.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 23, 2020, 01:08:29 PM
I have a casio a168w for skating and stuff, got some scratches and scuffs but really love it. When I'm not skating I have a Seiko skx007 modded with double dome ar sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel insert and coin edge bezel. Used to have a hamilton khaki field mechanical (the old one with the date window) but got rid of it... which I mildly regret doing.

did you mod the seiko yourself? I was looking into some
Hamilton field watches as well as Similar models from sinn. Did you leave it on the NATO the whole time? I change straps a lot and was curious if it would look good on a leather or steel bracelet.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 23, 2020, 01:17:25 PM
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I have a casio a168w for skating and stuff, got some scratches and scuffs but really love it. When I'm not skating I have a Seiko skx007 modded with double dome ar sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel insert and coin edge bezel. Used to have a hamilton khaki field mechanical (the old one with the date window) but got rid of it... which I mildly regret doing.
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did you mod the seiko yourself? I was looking into some
Hamilton field watches as well as Similar models from sinn. Did you leave it on the NATO the whole time? I change straps a lot and was curious if it would look good on a leather or steel bracelet.

Nah definitely too much of a pussy to do it myself. I had the hamilton on a nato most of the time, it would be good on leather too though the lug lengths are a bit long so its best on a nato. The bead blasted finish definitley means a bracelet would be weird on it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 23, 2020, 01:32:53 PM
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I have a casio a168w for skating and stuff, got some scratches and scuffs but really love it. When I'm not skating I have a Seiko skx007 modded with double dome ar sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel insert and coin edge bezel. Used to have a hamilton khaki field mechanical (the old one with the date window) but got rid of it... which I mildly regret doing.
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did you mod the seiko yourself? I was looking into some
Hamilton field watches as well as Similar models from sinn. Did you leave it on the NATO the whole time? I change straps a lot and was curious if it would look good on a leather or steel bracelet.
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Nah definitely too much of a pussy to do it myself. I had the hamilton on a nato most of the time, it would be good on leather too though the lug lengths are a bit long so its best on a nato. The bead blasted finish definitley means a bracelet would be weird on it.
was it this model? Maybe its a hamilton bracelet but i like it somehow...

(http://external-preview.redd.it/JEyA7_Wv5mmIQds2QHmqTQY1glI6sg-ahqQurcVh0dw.jpg?auto=webp&s=c80b45ba8020117b3ddaa136784c70eb9197eb87)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: SneakySecrets on April 23, 2020, 01:34:09 PM
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(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/924a2986-cc74-4cbf-b108-17276f3d7709_1.1af7bf36771e7f487b3f7c5f41b47d9c.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff)
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Great model, do you actually use the calculator or is it more of a gimmick?

100% gimmick.   

Catch people checking it out all the time though, haha.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 23, 2020, 01:35:26 PM
@pica thats the khaki king, mine was this one:
(https://i.ibb.co/r7RVB61/Screen-Shot-2020-04-23-at-1-34-37-PM.png)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 23, 2020, 01:37:06 PM
@pica thats the khaki king, mine was this one:
(https://i.ibb.co/r7RVB61/Screen-Shot-2020-04-23-at-1-34-37-PM.png)
Ah, sorry... i guess its smaller and with the matte finish it would indeed look odd.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: ismokemid on April 23, 2020, 01:55:09 PM
Just got a cheap gold digital one off Amazon for $15 never much of a watch wearer but I love this thing.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Francis Xavier on April 23, 2020, 01:59:35 PM
Talk to gay imp. He's the dude
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: fakie nollie on April 23, 2020, 02:00:14 PM
DMíd your girl

(https://i.imgur.com/NMUxlXP.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Alois Hitler Jr. on April 23, 2020, 02:04:05 PM
i have this one and wear it all the time. very happy with it as I wanted something with compass, altimeter and temp.
it is casio pro trek prg-600yb.


(https://www.joyeriapato.com/8034-large_default/casio-pro-trek-safari-theme-watch-prg-600yb-3er.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Ok on April 23, 2020, 04:27:10 PM
DMíd your girl

(https://i.imgur.com/NMUxlXP.jpg)

Big Pun? U back?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: AsianVegan on April 23, 2020, 08:42:24 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/30Dk11ZH/330caa7f4392828e6507f39e7f60c6c5.jpg)

I bought this 39mm Maratac as my first "grown man" watch after not wearing one my whole life. I love looking down at it. Would someday like to upgrade/add something even nicer to go with it.     
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: EdLawndale on April 24, 2020, 12:45:41 AM
I haven't worn a watch since they controlled VCRs
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 24, 2020, 01:54:31 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/30Dk11ZH/330caa7f4392828e6507f39e7f60c6c5.jpg)

I bought this 39mm Maratac as my first "grown man" watch after not wearing one my whole life. I love looking down at it. Would someday like to upgrade/add something even nicer to go with it.   
IĎd put it on a vintage looking leather nato. Something like this
(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/oDFoWZbCeoDGpH2-ywWS2WAy70uCTnQtPDzLmoC_0EUxgm6HRCL9XKOxymz0Dq4RRQ9IKxJ1lA_G4fyUdjdCedVPmz6xoB0IyrXbAkJAekGYWbUbPJJXoPDlIvHNlgKDvtOTm7jnBUOFCCAp8MXOCGjAZgGncMfVEjk9zpg16RnX8H52ubFlq-EcRZDxqA)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/CdTcVp74Pu-s4fhAj6Fk8oEf5Ue_WvmgE1SAtC83NAljYAFZn9wlahACwzTMq9_ePOJCO7AtF3fehxW_QALvPrY5HexD6E_4lDK1SvT6xP6KhShmeGmTqfxO-F4UqHHzPm131XvDLg)

great watch, and yeah its great when you like what yoi see on your wrist.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: vindogg on April 24, 2020, 05:55:08 PM
This is my first watch, it was given to me as a birthday gift and it was handmade by a skater.



 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: El Fapinator on April 25, 2020, 10:18:13 AM
@pica thats the khaki king, mine was this one:
(https://i.ibb.co/r7RVB61/Screen-Shot-2020-04-23-at-1-34-37-PM.png)
I like a green canvas military watch with a velcro strap over it. 
i have this one and wear it all the time. very happy with it as I wanted something with compass, altimeter and temp.
it is casio pro trek prg-600yb.


(https://www.joyeriapato.com/8034-large_default/casio-pro-trek-safari-theme-watch-prg-600yb-3er.jpg)
This is a great looking watch do they have a glass protection? My only problem is scratching the face. 
I wish I could wear watches but anything on my wrist feels odd, same with rings on my fingers.
Shame cos' every time I'm in a jewelers I end up admiring the G Shocks and think about how collectible they are.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 25, 2020, 01:56:14 PM
This is my first watch, it was given to me as a birthday gift and it was handmade by a skater.

Brett! Love the paceracers
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Alois Hitler Jr. on April 25, 2020, 02:02:53 PM
i have this one and wear it all the time. very happy with it as I wanted something with compass, altimeter and temp.
it is casio pro trek prg-600yb.


(https://www.joyeriapato.com/8034-large_default/casio-pro-trek-safari-theme-watch-prg-600yb-3er.jpg)
This is a great looking watch do they have a glass protection? My only problem is scratching the face. 
I wish I could wear watches but anything on my wrist feels odd, same with rings on my fingers.
Shame cos' every time I'm in a jewelers I end up admiring the G Shocks and think about how collectible they are.

uhh dunno but I am not careful with mine and it doesn't  have a scratch
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jgonzalez on April 25, 2020, 06:27:04 PM
(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/924a2986-cc74-4cbf-b108-17276f3d7709_1.1af7bf36771e7f487b3f7c5f41b47d9c.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff)
Iíve had like 4 of these.

One time I was on a beach hike with my homies.

We linked up later on with one of my friendsí girlfriend and a couple she was hanging out with on the same beach

I said whatís up to the couple and the girl of the couple asked Some questions about my calculator watch. Later on my friend was giving me shit about my watch pulling this chick in front of her dude lol.

itís a Conversation starter for sure.  Heard plenty of ďso, you do math on that?Ē. So yeah. This watch is pretty sick.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: SneakySecrets on April 25, 2020, 07:19:17 PM
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(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/924a2986-cc74-4cbf-b108-17276f3d7709_1.1af7bf36771e7f487b3f7c5f41b47d9c.jpeg?odnWidth=450&odnHeight=450&odnBg=ffffff)
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Iíve had like 4 of these.

One time I was on a beach hike with my homies.

We linked up later on with one of my friendsí girlfriend and a couple she was hanging out with on the same beach

I said whatís up to the couple and the girl of the couple asked Some questions about my calculator watch. Later on my friend was giving me shit about my watch pulling this chick in front of her dude lol.

itís a Conversation starter for sure.  Heard plenty of ďso, you do math on that?Ē. So yeah. This watch is pretty sick.

And itís fun to unleash oneís inner 6th grader and punch in 5318008.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoHiRg4Ca-w&feature=share
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 26, 2020, 06:48:37 AM
I have a casio a168w for skating and stuff, got some scratches and scuffs but really love it. When I'm not skating I have a Seiko skx007 modded with double dome ar sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel insert and coin edge bezel. Used to have a hamilton khaki field mechanical (the old one with the date window) but got rid of it... which I mildly regret doing.
pic of Seiko skx007? Got me interested in a birthday splurge coming up. Seems like a great pricepoint value. Where do you recommend picking one up?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 26, 2020, 06:58:02 AM
All the seiko automatics have great value for money...
They run a lifetime without any problems. most models have a Great design and are in the same price range like a fashion watch.
I can only recommend everyone to buy one.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Mouth on April 26, 2020, 07:01:15 AM
I have 3 Omegas. For some reason, my family have a thing for Omegas as 21st birthday presents.

The one I never take off is the one I got for mine. Its a discontinued slimmer version of a steel Speedmaster with a black dial.

The other two are the one my grandfather got for his 21st. And the one I bought for my eldest sons 21st in Hong Kong, just before he was born.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Frank on April 26, 2020, 08:57:07 AM
i haven't worn a watch in more than a decade. but there are some nice watches i have to admit. i like how they look, but never got accustomed to the feeling of wearing one.

waiting for g.i.s.m. to enter the thread i think he is a big time watch collector.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 26, 2020, 10:09:53 AM
All the seiko automatics have great value for money...
They run a lifetime without any problems. most models have a Great design and are in the same price range like a fashion watch.
I can only recommend everyone to buy one.
do you recommend buying from a local dealer? Impossible right now.  Or?  Been looking on eBay too.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 26, 2020, 10:59:56 AM
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All the seiko automatics have great value for money...
They run a lifetime without any problems. most models have a Great design and are in the same price range like a fashion watch.
I can only recommend everyone to buy one.
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do you recommend buying from a local dealer? Impossible right now.  Or?  Been looking on eBay too.

Honestly i bought mine through amazon. I wouldnĎt used watches from ebay, can be a tricky one.
But yeah local dealer would be the best....
This should get everyone hooked on seiko:
http://youtu.be/-pvnDIE5dq4 (http://youtu.be/-pvnDIE5dq4)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 26, 2020, 09:03:20 PM
Talk to gay imp. He's the dude
hahaha, how did this thread go under the radar for me?
*cracks knuckles* you know I actually wanted to do a "recommend me a watchĒ thread a while back where you listed your wrist size/ budget etc. and I gave my best recommendations.

Anyway, currently have about 6 or 7 (probably more like 10) on rotation, but trying to flip and few and consolidate.
Current faves are my Omega speedy reduced from the mid 90s, a nice little limited edition Sinn 556 that is limited to 50 pieces, a 39.5 Oris Aquis in mint green/ tungsten and a vintage Rado from the 60s. My Lorier Neptune also sees quite a lot of wrist time despite it being a tad thick!
Also recently flipped a Seiko SBDC063 but am having remorse, the dimensions make it look huge on paper but it fits so nicely. Seiko is also bringing out some 62mas prospex divers in June and I think one of them will be all I'll buy this year (yeah right). Kinda lusting over a Tudor Black bay 36mm too, but I need to flip some more of the watches that aren't hogging wrist time. Don't even talk to me about vintage either because there's like 73 different watches that I'm in love with...

Can we also nerd out of watch dimensions like we do over skateboard decks? I think lug-to-lug has a lot in common with wheelbase LOL

OP> props on your Max Bill and Nomos, both very nice watches indeed. Will edit/ add more comments as I look through this thread
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 26, 2020, 09:17:14 PM
i haven't worn a watch in more than a decade. but there are some nice watches i have to admit. i like how they look, but never got accustomed to the feeling of wearing one.

waiting for g.i.s.m. to enter the thread i think he is a big time watch collector.
I think if you get the dimensions right, it's often feels like you're not wearing one at all.
I used to hate watches/ rings etc. but I can't leave the house without at least one watch on these days (and sometimes another one stashed in case I want to change things up). What size is your wrist?
If you're looking for something thin, then maybe fully hand wound is the way to go? That vintage Rado I mentioned up there is less than 10mm thick and once you get it on a nice strap it literally melts onto your wrist.

Tell me your budget, wrist size and preferred style and I'll try and give you a few recommendations ;)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: AsianVegan on April 26, 2020, 09:47:31 PM
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Talk to gay imp. He's the dude
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hahaha, how did this thread go under the radar for me?
*cracks knuckles* you know I actually wanted to do a "recommend me a watch thread a while back" where you listed your wrist size/ budget etc. and I gave my best recommendations.

Anyway, currently have about 6 or 7 (probably more like 10) on rotation, but trying to flip and few and consolidate.
Current faves are my Omega speedy reduced from the mid 90s, a nice little limited edition Sinn 556 that is limited to 50 pieces, a 39.5 Oris Aquis in mint green/ tungsten and a vintage Rado from the 60s. My Lorier Neptune also sees quite a lot of wrist time despite it being a tad thick!
Also recently flipped a Seiko SBDC063 but am having remorse, the dimensions make it look huge on paper but it fits so nicely. Seiko is also bringing out some 62mas prospex divers in June and I think one of them will be all I'll buy this year (yeah right). Kinda lusting over a Tudor Black bay 36mm too, but I need to flip some more of the watches that aren't hogging wrist time. Don't even talk to me about vintage either because there's like 73 different watches that I'm in love with...

Can we also nerd out of watch dimensions like we do over skateboard decks? I think lug-to-lug has a lot in common with wheelbase LOL

OP> props on your Max Bill and Nomos, both very nice watches indeed. Will edit/ add more comments as I look through this thread

Damn, I bet this is nice. Would love to move up to a 39mm Speedy or the newish 39mm Tudor Black Bay 58, you got nice taste.   
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: d1zzie on April 26, 2020, 10:10:57 PM
i think timex weekenders are cool for cheap. prob wouldn't want to skate with it tho.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 26, 2020, 10:41:27 PM
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Talk to gay imp. He's the dude
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hahaha, how did this thread go under the radar for me?
*cracks knuckles* you know I actually wanted to do a "recommend me a watch thread a while back" where you listed your wrist size/ budget etc. and I gave my best recommendations.

Anyway, currently have about 6 or 7 (probably more like 10) on rotation, but trying to flip and few and consolidate.
Current faves are my Omega speedy reduced from the mid 90s, a nice little limited edition Sinn 556 that is limited to 50 pieces, a 39.5 Oris Aquis in mint green/ tungsten and a vintage Rado from the 60s. My Lorier Neptune also sees quite a lot of wrist time despite it being a tad thick!
Also recently flipped a Seiko SBDC063 but am having remorse, the dimensions make it look huge on paper but it fits so nicely. Seiko is also bringing out some 62mas prospex divers in June and I think one of them will be all I'll buy this year (yeah right). Kinda lusting over a Tudor Black bay 36mm too, but I need to flip some more of the watches that aren't hogging wrist time. Don't even talk to me about vintage either because there's like 73 different watches that I'm in love with...

Can we also nerd out of watch dimensions like we do over skateboard decks? I think lug-to-lug has a lot in common with wheelbase LOL

OP> props on your Max Bill and Nomos, both very nice watches indeed. Will edit/ add more comments as I look through this thread
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Damn, I bet this is nice. Would love to move up to a 39mm Speedy or the newish 39mm Tudor Black Bay 58, you got nice taste.   
speedy reduced could EASILY be a one watch collection; you can pick them up 2nd hand in Japan freshly serviced and polished for around $1500 which is crazy value when you consider what youíre getting. The fit and dimensions are absolutely perfect and you could literally put it on any strap and it looks great. Omega really gives a lot of bang for buck, especially in the vintage realm.
BB58 in 39mm is a very very nice looking watch; hard to come by due to their popularity but in house Tudor movement with 70 power reserve means I probably wouldnít take it off unless I was going for a skate or doing yard work. I heard they are nice and thin too when compared to the 41mm version. I generally donít wear anything over 40mm so that would be the one Iíd go for. Those little 36mm without the dive bezels though just look so classy. Value wise youíre probably better off going for the BB58, if not only for the movement.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 26, 2020, 10:44:08 PM
i think timex weekenders are cool for cheap. prob wouldn't want to skate with it tho.
timex make some great watches, they are meant to be beaters, why wouldnít you skate it in (unless of course you just donít like skating with a watch on)? My g-shock or my citizen NY-040 are my go to watches when skating
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 26, 2020, 10:46:28 PM
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All the seiko automatics have great value for money...
They run a lifetime without any problems. most models have a Great design and are in the same price range like a fashion watch.
I can only recommend everyone to buy one.
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do you recommend buying from a local dealer? Impossible right now.  Or?  Been looking on eBay too.
unless itís a high end Seiko, grey market will be fine. Most watch makers can service the majority of their movements and parts arenít that hard to come by, what Seiko in particular are you looking at? Iíve had quite a lot of Seikos over the years.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 27, 2020, 12:53:05 AM
So, iĎm still thinking about Buying the air king (ref.5500).
ItĎs from 1979, everything works fine through a legit dealer. He asked 3k (euros) for it now weĎre down at 2,7.
I think iĎd pull the trigger at 2,5

They go online for 2k (without the rolex bracelet) up to 3,3 -3,6... i rather buy through a dealer.

ItĎs only 34mm but i feel it wears the same as my seiko.
This is the actual watch on my wrist.
Do you guys think it runs too small?
(https://i.ibb.co/CnWGpVL/C1-BA1-A1-D-439-C-4-E98-B71-C-806231165-B58.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 01:10:53 AM
Perfect size imho, esp for sport watches. 34-36 is such a sweet spot. If you think it looks too small itís probably because the rest of your watches are quite a lot bigger than 34mm. Whatís the lug to lug?

1979 is nearly my birthday year, if I was going to buy a vintage Rollie or a grand seiko, Iíd want them to be from birth year. 2.7 isnít that bad if it comes with papers etc., have you offered them 2.5 yet?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 27, 2020, 01:29:40 AM
Lu g to lug is 39mm....

I was at the shop lst tuesday, i think iĎm gonna call today or tomorrow and offer 2,5 So i think weĎll agree on 2,6 or something.

Also i need to buy a colareb leather strap for it.

It doesnĎt have the original papers but it has a guarantee and a certificate through said dealer (who is a local well respected dealer of luxury watches).
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 27, 2020, 03:32:50 AM
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All the seiko automatics have great value for money...
They run a lifetime without any problems. most models have a Great design and are in the same price range like a fashion watch.
I can only recommend everyone to buy one.
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do you recommend buying from a local dealer? Impossible right now.  Or?  Been looking on eBay too.
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unless it’s a high end Seiko, grey market will be fine. Most watch makers can service the majority of their movements and parts aren’t that hard to come by, what Seiko in particular are you looking at? I’ve had quite a lot of Seikos over the years.
the sxk007.. but open for recs. Something a few hundred, have a timex Navi ocean but would mostly be a daily/office/typically anything but yardwork/exercise/ skate watch. Something timeless, classic, authentic.. the modifying portion intrigues me too. Something that can hold its own against some most expensive pieces I guess too?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 05:35:12 AM
Well in that price range every man and his dog is going to say SKX (personally I like the 013 better) and with good reason; it has legend status, is tough as nails and can pretty much work in any situation (bar maybe a black tie event) without looking too out of place. If I had to fault it though, I would say the movement is dated and rudimentary at best. The inability to hand wind personally bugs me, on a Seiko 5 I can live with it, but Seiko 5s are typically under $100. If you do want to mod though, there really is no better option.

Having said that, I want to chuck two alternatives into the mix: the orient ray/ Mako series and the citizen NY-040.
The orient doesnít have the history/ prestige of the other two but the finishing and movement punch well above itís weight in that price range. Itís also a bit more dressy (esp. in blue sunburst if thatís your thing?) but is also at home in jeans and T-shirt. Personally I think the citizen is the winner, I recently picked up one for just over $100 and Iím not exaggerating when I say it absolutely smokes the SKX in terms of what you get. Itís easily as tough as the seiko, has better finishing and the ability to hand wind (48 power reserve too). It wears small for a 42mm and if weíre talking about its relevance as a tool watch it was actually used by the Italian military as a dive watch and was tested to 500m 😱 So yeah, true use in the field, tough as nails And also the last automatic watch that citizen ever made before focusing on eco-drives.

All three have their advantages/ disadvantages as well as their fanboys and naysayers. For me itís the citizen but there isnít really a wrong answer here, all three can hold their own with the big boys and youíll be hard pressed to find a watch snob that wonít at least acknowledge their history and relevance. The other factor I guess you need to consider is what you want to wear them on, a bracelt, rubber strap or nato etc. The orient bracelets cop a lot of flack, the citizen is hard to not find on rubber and the SKX jubilee is something you absolutely love or absolutely hate. All 3 are suer versatile though, guess it depends too on how much you want to accessorize. I put a strap code oyster on my orient and it looked liked a million bux, well actually it looked like $500 but it was still a good combo.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 27, 2020, 06:48:08 AM
Well in that price range every man and his dog is going to say SKX (personally I like the 013 better) and with good reason; it has legend status, is tough as nails and can pretty much work in any situation (bar maybe a black tie event) without looking too out of place. If I had to fault it though, I would say the movement is dated and rudimentary at best. The inability to hand wind personally bugs me, on a Seiko 5 I can live with it, but Seiko 5s are typically under $100. If you do want to mod though, there really is no better option.

Having said that, I want to chuck two alternatives into the mix: the orient ray/ Mako series and the citizen NY-040.
The orient doesnít have the history/ prestige of the other two but the finishing and movement punch well above itís weight in that price range. Itís also a bit more dressy (esp. in blue sunburst if thatís your thing?) but is also at home in jeans and T-shirt. Personally I think the citizen is the winner, I recently picked up one for just over $100 and Iím not exaggerating when I say it absolutely smokes the SKX in terms of what you get. Itís easily as tough as the seiko, has better finishing and the ability to hand wind (48 power reserve too). It wears small for a 42mm and if weíre talking about its relevance as a tool watch it was actually used by the Italian military as a dive watch and was tested to 500m 😱 So yeah, true use in the field, tough as nails And also the last automatic watch that citizen ever made before focusing on eco-drives.

All three have their advantages/ disadvantages as well as their fanboys and naysayers. For me itís the citizen but there isnít really a wrong answer here, all three can hold their own with the big boys and youíll be hard pressed to find a watch snob that wonít at least acknowledge their history and relevance. The other factor I guess you need to consider is what you want to wear them on, a bracelt, rubber strap or nato etc. The orient bracelets cop a lot of flack, the citizen is hard to not find on rubber and the SKX jubilee is something you absolutely love or absolutely hate. All 3 are suer versatile though, guess it depends too on how much you want to accessorize. I put a strap code oyster on my orient and it looked liked a million bux, well actually it looked like $500 but it was still a good combo.

Since youĎve mentioned Orient, have you had an orient bambino? IĎm really tempted to get one with the green dial.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 07:01:05 AM
I havenít, my main gripe with the bambino is the size, 40mm is too big for a dress watch. I donít think they are very versatile either but thatís just my opinion. The cream one with the blue hands (generation 2?) is a fine looking watch and if it was around 37mm Iíd probably buy one for shits and giggles but if I was serious about getting something dressy, Iíd probably save a bit longer and get something like a Hamilton intramatic or something from tissot, or maybe even a timex marlin? How big are your wrists?

Edit: Also I think if you put the bambino up against the ray/ mako youíll find a clear winner, I really encourage you to seek out and try on a blue ray, the dial is ridics!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 27, 2020, 07:01:36 AM
Well in that price range every man and his dog is going to say SKX (personally I like the 013 better) and with good reason; it has legend status, is tough as nails and can pretty much work in any situation (bar maybe a black tie event) without looking too out of place. If I had to fault it though, I would say the movement is dated and rudimentary at best. The inability to hand wind personally bugs me, on a Seiko 5 I can live with it, but Seiko 5s are typically under $100. If you do want to mod though, there really is no better option.

Having said that, I want to chuck two alternatives into the mix: the orient ray/ Mako series and the citizen NY-040.
The orient doesnít have the history/ prestige of the other two but the finishing and movement punch well above itís weight in that price range. Itís also a bit more dressy (esp. in blue sunburst if thatís your thing?) but is also at home in jeans and T-shirt. Personally I think the citizen is the winner, I recently picked up one for just over $100 and Iím not exaggerating when I say it absolutely smokes the SKX in terms of what you get. Itís easily as tough as the seiko, has better finishing and the ability to hand wind (48 power reserve too). It wears small for a 42mm and if weíre talking about its relevance as a tool watch it was actually used by the Italian military as a dive watch and was tested to 500m 😱 So yeah, true use in the field, tough as nails And also the last automatic watch that citizen ever made before focusing on eco-drives.

All three have their advantages/ disadvantages as well as their fanboys and naysayers. For me itís the citizen but there isnít really a wrong answer here, all three can hold their own with the big boys and youíll be hard pressed to find a watch snob that wonít at least acknowledge their history and relevance. The other factor I guess you need to consider is what you want to wear them on, a bracelt, rubber strap or nato etc. The orient bracelets cop a lot of flack, the citizen is hard to not find on rubber and the SKX jubilee is something you absolutely love or absolutely hate. All 3 are suer versatile though, guess it depends too on how much you want to accessorize. I put a strap code oyster on my orient and it looked liked a million bux, well actually it looked like $500 but it was still a good combo.

sick stuff thanks. Iím 6í4Ē so I want it to fill out my wrist a bit. But Iím on the slim side too though. Just watched some comparisons and reviews. I like the black more than blue just for everyday wear. I think rubber to start for versatility but wouldnít mind the option of adding the jubilee after maybe. Another thing is my wedding band is gold. Not worried about matching but just mentioning
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 27, 2020, 07:14:50 AM
I havenít, my main gripe with the bambino is the size, 40mm is too big for a dress watch. I donít think they are very versatile either but thatís just my opinion. The cream one with the blue hands (generation 2?) is a fine looking watch and if it was around 37mm Iíd probably buy one for shits and giggles but if I was serious about getting something dressy, Iíd probably save a bit longer and get something like a Hamilton intramatic or something from tissot, or maybe even a timex marlin? How big are your wrists?

Edit: Also I think if you put the bambino up against the ray/ mako youíll find a clear winner, I really encourage you to seek out and try on a blue ray, the dial is ridics!

Oh thought itĎs smaller.... iĎd have bought it as just for fun to wear it in the summer here and there, but 40 seems too big. As for the other models i canĎt get myself into divers/ watches with bezels. I donĎt know why but somehow it just looks odd to me when i see it on my own wrist, although i like it when i see it on other people.


Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 04:21:40 PM
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I havenít, my main gripe with the bambino is the size, 40mm is too big for a dress watch. I donít think they are very versatile either but thatís just my opinion. The cream one with the blue hands (generation 2?) is a fine looking watch and if it was around 37mm Iíd probably buy one for shits and giggles but if I was serious about getting something dressy, Iíd probably save a bit longer and get something like a Hamilton intramatic or something from tissot, or maybe even a timex marlin? How big are your wrists?

Edit: Also I think if you put the bambino up against the ray/ mako youíll find a clear winner, I really encourage you to seek out and try on a blue ray, the dial is ridics!
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Oh thought itĎs smaller.... iĎd have bought it as just for fun to wear it in the summer here and there, but 40 seems too big. As for the other models i canĎt get myself into divers/ watches with bezels. I donĎt know why but somehow it just looks odd to me when i see it on my own wrist, although i like it when i see it on other people.



https://wornandwound.com/review/orient-bambino-fer2400bwo-review/
40.5 to be exact. The 46 lug to lug probably makes it wear a bit smaller though. I saw some in the flesh a while back and they didnít look *that* big. Donít think Iím trying to hate on it, for the price you get a lot of bang for buck and anything else in that price range probably isnít going to compete unless itís one of the divers I mentioned (and you donít do divers). If you can stretch your budget a bit, orient star makes some nicer pieces in better sizes. Have you ever tried on/ considered a SARB 033/ 035? quite pricey these days, but very very versatile and the quality is top notch. This thread is kinda nothing without pics so Iíll try and snap some shots of my Lorier at lunchtime.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L9iHDIjFpc&t=397s
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 27, 2020, 04:22:16 PM
What about the seiko prospex line?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 04:45:33 PM
What about the seiko prospex line?
dude, the SBDC063 is one of the best watches Iíve owned hands down, it would literally compete with my omega for wrist time. If you can stretch your budget, you wonít be disappointed. What prospex model are you looking at? If youíve got the funds and donít mind waiting, thereís a new prospex line coming out in June with direct homage to the 62 mas which is one of Seikoís most famous diver. The Zaratsu polish and diashock coating on the SBDC series is getting into some grand Seiko level type finishing so Iím super confident youíd be more than stoked with one!

edit: some pics of my SBDC063 before I flipped it:
(https://i.imgur.com/EZQe5Cu.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/hZtavcB.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 27, 2020, 05:51:16 PM
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What about the seiko prospex line?
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dude, the SBDC063 is one of the best watches I’ve owned hands down, it would literally compete with my omega for wrist time. If you can stretch your budget, you won’t be disappointed. What prospex model are you looking at? If you’ve got the funds and don’t mind waiting, there’s a new prospex line coming out in June with direct homage to the 62 mas which is one of Seiko’s most famous diver. The Zaratsu polish and diashock coating on the SBDC series is getting into some grand Seiko level type finishing so I’m super confident you’d be more than stoked with one!
awesome thanks! SBDC063 Is stretching it a bit. Where do you see about the upcoming releases? Just learning the ins and outs so I’m curious. I saw you link worn and wound and was checking a few reviews out there earlier. So, the SKX is discontinued at this point but main differences with a comparable prospex? Similar to the discontinued ny0040 citizen and their newer pro master stuff? Recommend buying from Long Island watch?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 08:07:56 PM
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dude, the SBDC063 is one of the best watches Iíve owned hands down, it would literally compete with my omega for wrist time. If you can stretch your budget, you wonít be disappointed. What prospex model are you looking at? If youíve got the funds and donít mind waiting, thereís a new prospex line coming out in June with direct homage to the 62 mas which is one of Seikoís most famous diver. The Zaratsu polish and diashock coating on the SBDC series is getting into some grand Seiko level type finishing so Iím super confident youíd be more than stoked with one!
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awesome thanks! SBDC063 Is stretching it a bit. Where do you see about the upcoming releases? Just learning the ins and outs so Iím curious. I saw you link worn and wound and was checking a few reviews out there earlier. So, the SKX is discontinued at this point but main differences with a comparable prospex? Similar to the discontinued ny0040 citizen and their newer pro master stuff? Recommend buying from Long Island watch?
I hear ya, don't want to stretch your budget too far! New Propsex line can be found here: https://monochrome-watches.com/seiko-prospex-diver-automatic-200m-spb149-modern-62mas-reissue-1965-specs-price/ but probably more expensive than SBDC series. How about turtles or mini turtles? They seem to be a good medium between SKXs and higher end prosper models?

Yes the SKX is now discontinued hence why you see prices going up, it has been replaced by the 5kx which is like a more modern interpretation of the SKX (and they even sponsor a skater, see below) but I couldn't see myself paying +$200 for a seiko 5. Not a bad watch but yeah...
http://youtu.be/A_1dvX4FQ0A
One of my current fav Japanese skaters rides for them

The main difference with the prosex lines (apart from the obvious cosmetic/ finishing differences) is the movement used. If you don't care about that stuff then the SKX will suffice and it has been tested time and time again for its water resistance so no need to worry there (and let's face it, neither you or me are going 200m deep into the ocean). I love me some worn and wound and they actually the did a little comparison of the SKX vs. mini turtle that might be a good read for you if youíre on the fence?

https://wornandwound.com/review/review-is-the-seiko-mini-turtle-the-new-skx007/
 
Edit: Long Island watch is great, would recommend 👊🏼
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 08:26:26 PM
My watch for today:
(https://i.imgur.com/tiDbAzc.jpg?1)
(Yes, I have a thing for blue divers)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 27, 2020, 11:39:37 PM
Gay imp. you own this thread, your profund knowledge is amazing!!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2020, 11:45:24 PM
Gay imp. you own this thread, your profund knowledge is amazing!!!!
haha not really, just happy to have found my skater/ watch brethren, a lot of my ďknowledgeĒ just came from buying and flipping watches. I.e making noob mistakes!

Also, I donít want to overthrow this thread so please feel free to chime in so I donít look like some watch dictator.

Actually, does anyone have any good recommendations a for a 5-6 piece watch box? Iíd prefer wood but have also heard that wolf watch boxes are of pretty good quality?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 28, 2020, 12:12:48 AM
I just bought a box through amazon for 17bucks, (one of those faux leather ones) its ugly as fuck, my wife hates it but its in a drawer anyways so i didnĎt see the point of buying an more expensive one. It does the job.

I like the rapport boxes.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 28, 2020, 12:55:57 AM
Yeah, I donít want one thatís super expensive (because Iíd rather put that money into buying more watches) but I donít want to be putting the speedy into a box that is too cheap for it either 😂

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Will try and keep this thread semi skate related too, but pretty sure Vern is wearing a vintage swatch in this clip:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_gliWSn6A_/?igshid=1ifkhn8xae0gs
Either that or he got one of the reissues, heís been straight edge for years though so Iím guessing the former?

Also, Nora is sponsored by Swatch, I wonder if this gives her access to Swatch group watches as well 🤔
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 28, 2020, 02:35:06 AM
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Talk to gay imp. He's the dude
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hahaha, how did this thread go under the radar for me?
*cracks knuckles* you know I actually wanted to do a "recommend me a watchĒ thread a while back where you listed your wrist size/ budget etc. and I gave my best recommendations.

Anyway, currently have about 6 or 7 (probably more like 10) on rotation, but trying to flip and few and consolidate.
Current faves are my Omega speedy reduced from the mid 90s, a nice little limited edition Sinn 556 that is limited to 50 pieces, a 39.5 Oris Aquis in mint green/ tungsten and a vintage Rado from the 60s. My Lorier Neptune also sees quite a lot of wrist time despite it being a tad thick!
Also recently flipped a Seiko SBDC063 but am having remorse, the dimensions make it look huge on paper but it fits so nicely. Seiko is also bringing out some 62mas prospex divers in June and I think one of them will be all I'll buy this year (yeah right). Kinda lusting over a Tudor Black bay 36mm too, but I need to flip some more of the watches that aren't hogging wrist time. Don't even talk to me about vintage either because there's like 73 different watches that I'm in love with...

Can we also nerd out of watch dimensions like we do over skateboard decks? I think lug-to-lug has a lot in common with wheelbase LOL

OP> props on your Max Bill and Nomos, both very nice watches indeed. Will edit/ add more comments as I look through this thread

I definitely agree that lug to lug is kinda like wheelbase, less emphasized but perhaps more significant.

Sinn 556 is sick! blue or black? Oris Aquis is dope too, the diver 65 is one of my favourites and possibly something I will shell out for at some point the 40mm one with the 6 oclock date window. Worse specs than the aquis but I'm a big fan of the look, how thin it is and the domed sapphire crystal. In my head it would look sick on a jubilee but not sure how I could make that work.

A Black bay 36 with a black dial would be sick, I'm a big fan of round indices though the way the triangle markers are super pointy on the lorier neptune makes the round indices look slightly out of place imo, but still a great piece with great specs.

I feel like I'm slowly climbing out of this rabbithole, having sold my hamilton and being satisfied with a modded skx and casio a168w (which I've been wearing 90% of the time lately because I'm skating a good amount). There haven't been any mid ranged or affordable pieces that have really caught my eye tbh.

I've thought about getting a silver metal gshock square, essentially a beefed up casio but could skate in too, but not really worth the price tag. And if I'm going to spend proper money on it then it best be damn near perfect, and the only ones that I'm really really into are the 40mm oris diver 65, the Rolex 116000 (definitely my favourite Rolex, essentially the explorer 3 6 9 but blue dial and smaller without mercedes hands), and the iwate grand seiko that hodinkee did a video on, that thing is crazy sick.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: AsianVegan on April 28, 2020, 04:02:00 AM
I hope this doesnít derail too hard but Iíd love to hear everyoneís dream/grail piece - obtainable and money no option.
But, I get that narrowing it down to one isnít really possible for watch nerds. 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 28, 2020, 10:46:46 AM
Lu g to lug is 39mm....

I was at the shop lst tuesday, i think iĎm gonna call today or tomorrow and offer 2,5 So i think weĎll agree on 2,6 or something.

Also i need to buy a colareb leather strap for it.

It doesnĎt have the original papers but it has a guarantee and a certificate through said dealer (who is a local well respected dealer of luxury watches).
So as expected 2.6 is the final offer.

-2 years warranty
-fresh revision
-certificate of authencity.

I think iĎll give it a go. As long as i donĎt break it i think the rolex keeps its worth and if iĎd ever need the money at any point in my life i think can easily sell it quick for at least  2k.
The only thing that keeps me thinking is the fact that it comes with a plexi. I like the look of it, i feel the dial looks softer and it suits a watch from the 70ies. On the other hand saphire is just safer but the newer (saphire models) go for 3,4-4k.
Still you can always polish the plexi and if you have to change it its around 50 bucks.

Gay, any input on the plexi?
 My wifes max bill has a plexi and i had to change it twice all ready, but on that particular model its a known problem because of its shape, people all over the web complain about stress cracks.
The rolex plexi is pretty flat so i think itĎll be fine....
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 28, 2020, 04:01:34 PM
Plexi is fine in my opinion, and actually preferred on vintage watches. A quick rub with some polywatch every 6 months and youíre good to go. As you also said, they give the dial a warmer less sterile feel and are cheap to replace. My speedy reduced has one and I wouldnít have it any other way (speedy reduced also has a hidden omega logo in the plexi which looks so cool in the right light). Never heard about the max bill getting stress cracks, I thought Iíd heard that plexi was a bit more resilient when it comes to pressure and thatís why lots of famous dive watches used it back in the day? Perhaps the max bill has a design fault?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Zephyr-Cum on April 28, 2020, 04:03:42 PM
Watches are how Russian mobsters and the drug cartels pay off politicians. Now, sundials? That's class.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 28, 2020, 04:54:45 PM
tzhangdox> you sir, have amazing taste in watches. Iím really itching to type you a reply but am stuck at home with the kids for the next few days, will try and get back in here on Friday.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 28, 2020, 05:56:50 PM
tzhangdox> you sir, have amazing taste in watches. I’m really itching to type you a reply but am stuck at home with the kids for the next few days, will try and get back in here on Friday.
super helpful stuff thanks again. My bday Friday so considering pulling the trigger on something still! And still taking rec’s
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 28, 2020, 07:22:39 PM
And still taking recís
keep that citizen in your sights, Iíve got mine on today, perfect weekend beater
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: truthislie on April 29, 2020, 12:06:07 AM
I have a question for all you watch nerds out there.
I really like the design of the Omega Seamaster and watches that look a like (I think they are called diving watches). Obviously I canīt pay 1000s of euros for a watch and I honestly donīt know anything about watches. I understand that there are some nice cheaper versions from the likes of Seiko or Citizen, but my problem is that my wrist is super small. I think any diving watch would just look ridicolous on it. Are there alternatives in a similar design that are just smaller or do they need to be that big because of the technology thatīs in it?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: KoRnholio8 on April 29, 2020, 12:35:39 AM
A lot of people are addicted to their smartphones, but I choose to serve my Garmin 645M smartwatch and please it with daily activity.

My coworker is into watches (well, several of them) and he explained to me that watches are so heavily marketed towards men, because it is probably the only piece of jewelry that any man would wear.

Also, anyone who is not into watches like myself needs to hear this: don't buy fashion brand smartwatches, they are medium priced shit. Wife got a good job and treated herself to a CK watch that ended up costing her twice as much in repair cost after the warranty ran our in a year.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Zephyr-Cum on April 29, 2020, 12:44:30 AM
My coworker is into watches (well, several of them) and he explained to me that watches are so heavily marketed towards men, because it is probably the only piece of jewelry that any man would wear.

They're a lot like cars. A bit of flash to flex power muscles.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 03:15:54 AM
I have a question for all you watch nerds out there.
I really like the design of the Omega Seamaster and watches that look a like (I think they are called diving watches). Obviously I canīt pay 1000s of euros for a watch and I honestly donīt know anything about watches. I understand that there are some nice cheaper versions from the likes of Seiko or Citizen, but my problem is that my wrist is super small. I think any diving watch would just look ridicolous on it. Are there alternatives in a similar design that are just smaller or do they need to be that big because of the technology thatīs in it?

seamasters come in 36mm too which is labeled as the ďunisexĒ or boys version but is basically perfect for smaller wrists imho. But yeah, you donít want to drop that much if you know nothing about watches (having said that, if you got one, youíd probably never need another watch).

Can you measure your wrist circumference for me? My wrist isnít huge either so watches (or more specifically dive watches) in the 36-38mm realm are perfect for me. I can go up to around 40 depending on the lug to lug width, if itís short you can sometimes get away with wearing something bigger. Iíll try and take some more pics to explain and give you some recommendations, please give me a measurement in the meantime.

Also, how much are you willing to spend on said watch? This will also be an important factor when coming up with options for you. Straight off my head Iím thinking Seiko SKX013 at the lower end or a Rado Captain Cook 37mm or maybe even Oris Divers 65 in 36mm once we get to entry level luxury models. A few micro brands out there too that are also coming to mind.

Also, have you considered wearing a field watch? They donít have the bezel like a dive watch, but they are usually smaller in size. Look up the Seiko 5 SNK series, great first automatic watch and the size is absolutely perfect for small wrists. Iíll try and wear mine sometime later this week as snap a pic for ya 8)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 03:27:42 AM
Also, anyone who is not into watches like myself needs to hear this: don't buy fashion brand smartwatches, they are medium priced shit.
This advice isnít just true for smart watches, fashion watches are a huge waste of money. Daniel Wellington watches probably cost like $20 to produce and the sell for up to $300.
Lol, for $300 you could get a Swiss made Hamilton or a Seiko diver whose movement alone would be worth more fully assembled DW. Both the Seiko and the Hammy would probably last you at least a good 20 years too
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: KoRnholio8 on April 29, 2020, 03:53:44 AM
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Also, anyone who is not into watches like myself needs to hear this: don't buy fashion brand smartwatches, they are medium priced shit.
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This advice isnít just true for smart watches, fashion watches are a huge waste of money. Daniel Wellington watches probably cost like $20 to produce and the sell for up to $300.
Lol, for $300 you could get a Swiss made Hamilton or a Seiko diver whose movement alone would be worth more fully assembled DW. Both the Seiko and the Hammy would probably last you at least a good 20 years too

Yeah, I made a big typo - I meant regular deisgner watches. AFAIK, designer band smartwatches are just as good any other, since they all use the same hardware (Wear OS).
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 29, 2020, 04:04:18 AM
Got the rollie. Hyped.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 04:05:45 AM
Got the rollie. Hyped.
fuck yes! Pics!!!!
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Post by: jay_nev on April 29, 2020, 04:42:56 AM
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keep that citizen in your sights, Iíve got mine on today, perfect weekend beater
the ny0040? Yeah I have. Wife kind of likes the ďSeikoĒ name and look a bit more I think.. showed her quick. But the skx being discontinued is a little annoying. First time went to go through first hand seller ... saw this
Citizen Men's Watch Promaster Ny0040-09Ee https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006FL77E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fFwQEb5TFJD9Q
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 04:46:46 AM
The ny0040 is very 90s in its look so if you or the wife arenít into that it might look at tad ugly. Have you had a look at some Seiko Mimi turtles? You could probably pick one up for the same price as a SKX now that the prices have gone up. P.s. $250 is pricey for the citizen but thatís what happens when models arenít in production anymore...

Edit: fuck, mini turtles cost a lot in the US, I can get them here for just over $250 USD

Edit 2: can I know your absolute maximum budget? You can PM if you arenít comfortable talking about those things on here but the Seiko SPR775 is another watch that springs to mind that I think would be a  good fit for you. It might be a tad over what you are willing to spend but SKXs are going for nearly $300 (wait, Long Island is selling them for 320+) these days which is ridiculous 😂
Iíd actually consider a 5kx if youíre going to fork at that much; it has SKX DNA plus a better movement.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 29, 2020, 05:10:17 AM
The ny0040 is very 90s in its look so if you or the wife aren’t into that it might look at tad ugly. Have you had a look at some Seiko Mimi turtles? You could probably pick one up for the same price as a SKX not that the prices have gone up. P.s. $250 is pricey for the citizen but that’s what happens when models aren’t in production anymore...

Edit: fuck, mini turtles cost a lot in the US, I can get them here for just over $250 USD
didnt realize you aren’t in US! Yeah they’re jacked up lol
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 05:20:50 AM
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The ny0040 is very 90s in its look so if you or the wife arenít into that it might look at tad ugly. Have you had a look at some Seiko Mimi turtles? You could probably pick one up for the same price as a SKX not that the prices have gone up. P.s. $250 is pricey for the citizen but thatís what happens when models arenít in production anymore...

Edit: fuck, mini turtles cost a lot in the US, I can get them here for just over $250 USD
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didnt realize you arenít in US! Yeah theyíre jacked up lol
yeah, Iím in the land of Seiko son! 🇯🇵
Jay, check this out:

https://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-prospex-299/seiko-prospex-turtle-automatic-divers-200m-srp775-srp775j1-srp775j-mens-watch-8364.html?currency=USD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4re9oc-N6QIVVHZgCh2hAgTeEAQYAiABEgJQY_D_BwE

Certified prospex cheaper than an SKX🤔
Thatís a bargain right there!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: truthislie on April 29, 2020, 07:41:47 AM
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I have a question for all you watch nerds out there.
I really like the design of the Omega Seamaster and watches that look a like (I think they are called diving watches). Obviously I canīt pay 1000s of euros for a watch and I honestly donīt know anything about watches. I understand that there are some nice cheaper versions from the likes of Seiko or Citizen, but my problem is that my wrist is super small. I think any diving watch would just look ridicolous on it. Are there alternatives in a similar design that are just smaller or do they need to be that big because of the technology thatīs in it?
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seamasters come in 36mm too which is labeled as the ďunisexĒ or boys version but is basically perfect for smaller wrists imho. But yeah, you donít want to drop that much if you know nothing about watches (having said that, if you got one, youíd probably never need another watch).

Can you measure your wrist circumference for me? My wrist isnít huge either so watches (or more specifically dive watches) in the 36-38mm realm are perfect for me. I can go up to around 40 depending on the lug to lug width, if itís short you can sometimes get away with wearing something bigger. Iíll try and take some more pics to explain and give you some recommendations, please give me a measurement in the meantime.

Also, how much are you willing to spend on said watch? This will also be an important factor when coming up with options for you. Straight off my head Iím thinking Seiko SKX013 at the lower end or a Rado Captain Cook 37mm or maybe even Oris Divers 65 in 36mm once we get to entry level luxury models. A few micro brands out there too that are also coming to mind.

Also, have you considered wearing a field watch? They donít have the bezel like a dive watch, but they are usually smaller in size. Look up the Seiko 5 SNK series, great first automatic watch and the size is absolutely perfect for small wrists. Iíll try and wear mine sometime later this week as snap a pic for ya 8)


Woah thanks for all the info and recommendations! Just measured my wrist and itīs 17cm. My budget would definitely be on the lower end, Iīd say 200-400 euros. Also I have been considering buying one for some time now, but I m not sure if I d really pull the trigger. These SEIKO 5 SNKs look very nice as well.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 29, 2020, 10:04:56 AM
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Got the rollie. Hyped.
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fuck yes! Pics!!!!

(https://i.ibb.co/5RYKwQd/8-A04-A410-247-C-44-C9-86-A9-66-D01-CD87896.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/B36t6mt/9-A739-A06-D0-A9-4732-A306-14-B7-E51-FFA8-B.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: AsianVegan on April 29, 2020, 04:25:50 PM
Congrats man, that is so classic and timeless - it looks perfect on ya. Enjoy it!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 05:28:08 PM
Classy AF! Guess all your other watches are going to be jealous of all the wrist time this will get.

Asian Vegan> answer to your question is easy for me: Rolex Milsub hands down! They go for at least 100,000 though 😱 if it was fully serviced with seals etc. replaced Iíd have no qualms making that my ďexit watchĒ!

In other watch skate news:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_lHWMQnSTw/?igshid=10b7nwyyc8djd
Not really sure if Matt is rocking an Omega here but whatever it is, itís on a Nato which made me smile because Hensley has always had such classic style/ taste!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Zephyr-Cum on April 29, 2020, 08:31:50 PM
Guess all your other watches are going to be jealous of all the wrist time this will get.

You really like watches, don't you?

I think pocket watches are cooler, plus you can skate with them. That's real class. Pipes, too. And let's not forget about the alarm clock on a dookie chain. There is no better feeling than buying a Bentleywhile looking like a complete douche.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: TooOldToCare on April 29, 2020, 08:35:04 PM
My girl bought me a sweet Tag Heuer about 15 years ago but I havent worn it in years.  Got a nice Phillip Stein and some big fuckin clunky Burberry blackout watch she bought me as well back years ago I always catch shit from her for having 3 nice watches and not ever wearing them.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 29, 2020, 10:25:46 PM
 I wanna put the air king on a nice distressed leather strap for some occasions. I found one online that i really like but it only comes in 20mm. Lug width is 19mm. I think it will fit anyway. Any experience on that?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 11:12:40 PM
You can squish it a bit, or maybe sand it down at the lugs with some grip tape but Iíd rather wear a 19mm on 20mm lugs as opposed to your situation. Having said that, itís 1mm spread across each lug, so like board width etc. itís only really 0.5 of a mm on each side which isnít that much in the scheme of things, could be a bit of pain when trying to remove it. Iím guessing youíll be ordering the strap online?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 29, 2020, 11:19:30 PM
You can squish it a bit, or maybe sand it down at the lugs with some grip tape but Iíd rather wear a 19mm on 20mm lugs as opposed to your situation. Having said that, itís 1mm spread across each lug, so like board width etc. itís only really 0.5 of a mm on each side which isnít that much in the scheme of things, could be a bit of pain when trying to remove it. Iím guessing youíll be ordering the strap online?
Yeah but i just realised there is a 18mm version of said strap. Might as well just get that.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 11:20:15 PM
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You can squish it a bit, or maybe sand it down at the lugs with some grip tape but Iíd rather wear a 19mm on 20mm lugs as opposed to your situation. Having said that, itís 1mm spread across each lug, so like board width etc. itís only really 0.5 of a mm on each side which isnít that much in the scheme of things, could be a bit of pain when trying to remove it. Iím guessing youíll be ordering the strap online?
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Yeah but i just realised there is a 18mm version of said strap. Might as well just get that.
what about this place?
https://www.vintagestraps.it/product-tag/19mm/
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 29, 2020, 11:46:12 PM
You really like watches, don't you?

I think pocket watches are cooler, plus you can skate with them.
yes, I like watches,
hence why Iím posting in the watch thread. Crazy concept huh?
Nothing wrong with pocket watches, but why do you think you canít skate with a wrist watch on?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: TooOldToCare on April 30, 2020, 12:42:49 AM
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You really like watches, don't you?

I think pocket watches are cooler, plus you can skate with them.
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yes, I like watches,
hence why Iím posting in the watch thread. Crazy concept huh?
Nothing wrong with pocket watches, but why do you think you canít skate with a wrist watch on?

Shit I totally forgot that a few years back my mom passed over my grandfathers sterling silver pocket watch to me and I put it away for safe keeping.  Thing is around a century old, super fucking cool, only thing I have to remember my grandfather who sadly killed himself long before I came into this world.  Gonna get it repaired one day so it actually works again.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 30, 2020, 02:08:28 AM
My girl bought me a sweet Tag Heuer about 15 years ago but I havent worn it in years.  Got a nice Phillip Stein and some big fuckin clunky Burberry blackout watch she bought me as well back years ago I always catch shit from her for having 3 nice watches and not ever wearing them.
post pics and some of the pocket watch too! Is the Tag a diver?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 30, 2020, 05:29:55 AM
I just ordered a strap through these guys:
https://perghermilano.com
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: TooOldToCare on April 30, 2020, 05:25:09 PM
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My girl bought me a sweet Tag Heuer about 15 years ago but I havent worn it in years.  Got a nice Phillip Stein and some big fuckin clunky Burberry blackout watch she bought me as well back years ago I always catch shit from her for having 3 nice watches and not ever wearing them.
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post pics and some of the pocket watch too! Is the Tag a diver?

Ill try to get a shot soon just gotta pull em out of the case and get a decent pic.  Tag I cant remember the model name, looks like something from the Aquaracer line, will have to check to confirm. 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Zephyr-Cum on April 30, 2020, 05:50:31 PM
yes, I like watches,
hence why Iím posting in the watch thread. Crazy concept huh?
Nothing wrong with pocket watches, but why do you think you canít skate with a wrist watch on?

I guess that makes sense.

Logic would suggest skating with a watch that costs a few hundred shekels is a disaster waiting to happen. Maybe I just suck at skating. Maybe it don't like fucking up my shit.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on April 30, 2020, 07:48:55 PM
A college friend of mine works in watch repair now. It's very cool to see the work he does.  https://www.instagram.com/gdwatchmaking/?hl=en

I go through periods of wearing watches. I have a timex fairfield.
Here is a stock photo!

(https://s.yimg.com/aah/4-watches/timex-weekender-fairfield-41mm-unisex-watch-tw2p97700-34.gif)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 30, 2020, 08:36:37 PM
gism what do you think of the oris 65 tropical dial vs standard? I like both a lot, standard is probably a bit safer but the tropical one is super sick also and very unique, nothing else really like it (I guess the longines heritage diver is vaguely similar but not really). Also do you think it would be possible to find a jubilee that works with it? If so I'd be much more inclined to bite the bullet at some point. My skx is getting very little wrist time lately for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 30, 2020, 09:02:26 PM
okat mate, I need to get this reply out of the way first...


I definitely agree that lug to lug is kinda like wheelbase, less emphasized but perhaps more significant.

Sinn 556 is sick! blue or black? Oris Aquis is dope too, the diver 65 is one of my favourites and possibly something I will shell out for at some point the 40mm one with the 6 oclock date window. Worse specs than the aquis but I'm a big fan of the look, how thin it is and the domed sapphire crystal. In my head it would look sick on a jubilee but not sure how I could make that work.

A Black bay 36 with a black dial would be sick, I'm a big fan of round indices though the way the triangle markers are super pointy on the lorier neptune makes the round indices look slightly out of place imo, but still a great piece with great specs.

I feel like I'm slowly climbing out of this rabbithole, having sold my hamilton and being satisfied with a modded skx and casio a168w (which I've been wearing 90% of the time lately because I'm skating a good amount). There haven't been any mid ranged or affordable pieces that have really caught my eye tbh.

I've thought about getting a silver metal gshock square, essentially a beefed up casio but could skate in too, but not really worth the price tag. And if I'm going to spend proper money on it then it best be damn near perfect, and the only ones that I'm really really into are the 40mm oris diver 65, the Rolex 116000 (definitely my favourite Rolex, essentially the explorer 3 6 9 but blue dial and smaller without mercedes hands), and the iwate grand seiko that hodinkee did a video on, that thing is crazy sick.

yes, you get it! lug to lug is nearly the most important dimension there is!
I'll post my Sinn later because, well because it's literally that epic!

65 diver is a great watch, don't get me wrong, I even owned one at one point. My beef with them is that for retail they go the same as an Aquis and I couldn't justify that when the Aquis goes down to 300m, has a ceramic bezel and the finishing/ bracelet that is pretty close to what Omega is doing. I also got my Aquis for 50% off retail + $200 cash back in points that I can use for online shopping. Look at this fucking thing will you:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0YAJJ1nxFm/
6 o'clock date windows rock and that was a cool thing about the 65 too. Imho though, the bezels the 65  is a tad too thin and makes the dial look big, if they made it in 38mm (the 36 is too small), it would be easier to twist my arm. The bracelet is the bomb though and it absolutely nails it in the looks dept. Oris imho is one of the better brands out there and I think they are heavily underrated. Oris big crown date pointer is another beautiful watch that I'd probably own if Aquis' weren't such a good value proposition.

I want the BB36 in blue actually but either color would be great. the lorier, funnily enough, is what got me sparked on it because it was my first non-date and it was just so clean. I can see what you mean about the indices, it's a minor thing for me, kinda makes it look like crosshairs! either way, great watch for $400, the finishing punches way above its weight!

funny you mention the Rollie 14000, I was just drolling over this the other day: https://arbitro.shop/shop/rolex/rolex-air-king-14000-blue-dial/ thinking that I should just sell all my watches bar a g-shock/ diver and be a one watch guy .... LOL like that'll ever happen!
I quite like the salmon version too!

I have a blacked out g-shock I skate in, couldn't bring myself to pay for the metal one, too many other good watches out there in that price range.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 30, 2020, 09:15:53 PM
gism what do you think of the oris 65 tropical dial vs standard? I like both a lot, standard is probably a bit safer but the tropical one is super sick also and very unique, nothing else really like it (I guess the longines heritage diver is vaguely similar but not really). Also do you think it would be possible to find a jubilee that works with it? If so I'd be much more inclined to bite the bullet at some point. My skx is getting very little wrist time lately for whatever reason.
imma be honest, I donít think the tropical OG face will age well and it's also a tad harder to match with outfits etc. hard to wear with a suit/ business attire.
Don't get me wrong, it's the OG face and thus has more history but I think there is kinda a reason why people stopped making dials that look like that. If you did get the OG dial, what color are you thinking? I had the light blue one and again, while it NAILS the look it was hard for me wear. My bet in 2020 would be on the black with bronze bezel but I guess we are yet to see how the bronze watch trend will age too (and whether or not you want green on wrist after the bronze patinas). I actually have one on watch atm for under 1 grand and I'm very very tempted for that price. The black/ super dark blue OG one is nice, and I'm guessing you're okay with the cream/ aged lume look yeah?
As per your last post, the domed sapphire crystal is AMAZEBALLS, simply fucking beautiful.

Can I throw and absolute spanner in the works if you want to rock a jubilee, and chuck the zodiac seawolf into the ring? another era specific reissue with a tonne of history. not as well known as the Oris, but very very nice watches for what you pay, I tried one on a few months back and was impressed at the quality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSWWoFBXhuY

now, I wouldn't touch that color with a 10 foot pole but the dark navy one with the orange hands is very slick as is this one:
https://windupwatchshop.com/collections/watches/products/super-sea-wolf-53-compression?&variant=31352541511746

don't think I'm trying to talk you out of the 65, but one day this whole vintage diver trend will fade and when it does I don't want your watch to look like a tribal tattoo if that makes sense? If anyone was to make a jubilee for the 65 it would be strapcode, however I doubt theyíd be able to match the quality of the riveted OEM bracelet, unlike Seiko Oris put a lot of thought, effort and quality into their bracelets. If I bought it on the rubber and wanted something more retro for it, Iíd probably just stick it on a squale 20mm shark mesh and call it a day 8) 8)

heritage diver, while I've contemplated it before, doesn't really do it for, MAYBE in 36mm version because then the lugs aren't fucking so long, but an all polished finishing shouldn't be used on a diver and you can't use that inner bezel anywhere near fucking water so I don't really see the need for it, nor do I want to unscrew a fucking crown every time I want to time something; my speedy reduced can do that at the touch of button and probably a lot more accurately!!! If weíre taking vintage diver reissues, have you looked at the Rado captain cook? 37mm too small for you?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on April 30, 2020, 11:36:49 PM
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gism what do you think of the oris 65 tropical dial vs standard? I like both a lot, standard is probably a bit safer but the tropical one is super sick also and very unique, nothing else really like it (I guess the longines heritage diver is vaguely similar but not really). Also do you think it would be possible to find a jubilee that works with it? If so I'd be much more inclined to bite the bullet at some point. My skx is getting very little wrist time lately for whatever reason.
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imma be honest, I donít think the tropical OG face will age well and it's also a tad harder to match with outfits etc. hard to wear with a suit/ business attire.
Don't get me wrong, it's the OG face and thus has more history but I think there is kinda a reason why people stopped making dials that look like that. If you did get the OG dial, what color are you thinking? I had the light blue one and again, while it NAILS the look it was hard for me wear. My bet in 2020 would be on the black with bronze bezel but I guess we are yet to see how the bronze watch trend will age too (and whether or not you want green on wrist after the bronze patinas). I actually have one on watch atm for under 1 grand and I'm very very tempted for that price. The black/ super dark blue OG one is nice, and I'm guessing you're okay with the cream/ aged lume look yeah?
As per your last post, the domed sapphire crystal is AMAZEBALLS, simply fucking beautiful.

Can I throw and absolute spanner in the works if you want to rock a jubilee, and chuck the zodiac seawolf into the ring? another era specific reissue with a tonne of history. not as well known as the Oris, but very very nice watches for what you pay, I tried one on a few months back and was impressed at the quality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSWWoFBXhuY

now, I wouldn't touch that color with a 10 foot pole but the dark navy one with the orange hands is very slick as is this one:
https://windupwatchshop.com/collections/watches/products/super-sea-wolf-53-compression?&variant=31352541511746

don't think I'm trying to talk you out of the 65, but one day this whole vintage diver trend will fade and when it does I don't want your watch to look like a tribal tattoo if that makes sense? If anyone was to make a jubilee for the 65 it would be strapcode, however I doubt theyíd be able to match the quality of the riveted OEM bracelet, unlike Seiko Oris put a lot of thought, effort and quality into their bracelets.

heritage diver, while I've contemplated it before, doesn't really do it for, MAYBE in 36mm version because then the lugs aren't fucking so long, but an all polished finishing shouldn't be used on a diver and you can't use that inner bezel anywhere near fucking water so I don't really see the need for it, nor do I want to unscrew a fucking crown every time I want to time something; my speedy reduced can do that at the touch of button and probably a lot more accurately!!! If weíre taking vintage diver reissues, have you looked at the Rado captain cook? 37mm too small for you?

Thanks for the input! I'm probably not going to be biting the bullet anytime soon so this is mostly just food for thought. I'd probably just get the black dial if I got the topper dial. Not a fan of the bronze trend, I dont think its going to age well (literally lol). You're probably right in that its nowhere near as versatile as the standard dial with the round indices despite it looking quite cool. Though I pretty much never wear business or even smart attire, I pretty much only wear clothes that I skate in (or look like its something I'd skate in but slightly on the nicer end).

That zodiac seawolf is pretty sick but its a bit chunky unlike the Oris, and idk I'm not majorly into any other vintage divers besides the 65 (and mayyybee the logines legend diver). Something about rectangular indices too, just not as into it as well proportioned round ones. If the seawolf was very cheap then I'd be pretty down but when spending this much I'm definitely only going to do it on something I find perfect or almost perfect. I can appreciate the Rado but not for me. This version of the seawolf is pretty cool too, https://www.zodiacwatches.com/collections/all/products/super-sea-wolf-53-skin-zo9203 got some glycine airman vibes going on.

37 definitely not too small for me, in fact I'd probably rather opt for the 36mm oris 65 but the date window looks a little bit funky, whereas the 40mm one has the date window out of the way at the 6oclock point.

Also thinking about getting a small bertucci or a beater that I can skate in without worrying, thats something I'd be a bit less picky over... but misaligned seconds hands on cheap quartzes drive me crazy. An snk809 or something could be cool too but not sure how any automatic movement would fare tbh. Though I accidentally skated a few times in my Hamilton khaki field mechanical and it was fine.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 30, 2020, 11:41:57 PM
Fuck it, I started an insta so itís easy to share pics of what Iím wearing on the daily
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I have a question for all you watch nerds out there.
I really like the design of the Omega Seamaster and watches that look a like (I think they are called diving watches). Obviously I canīt pay 1000s of euros for a watch and I honestly donīt know anything about watches. I understand that there are some nice cheaper versions from the likes of Seiko or Citizen, but my problem is that my wrist is super small. I think any diving watch would just look ridicolous on it. Are there alternatives in a similar design that are just smaller or do they need to be that big because of the technology thatīs in it?
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seamasters come in 36mm too which is labeled as the ďunisexĒ or boys version but is basically perfect for smaller wrists imho. But yeah, you donít want to drop that much if you know nothing about watches (having said that, if you got one, youíd probably never need another watch).

Can you measure your wrist circumference for me? My wrist isnít huge either so watches (or more specifically dive watches) in the 36-38mm realm are perfect for me. I can go up to around 40 depending on the lug to lug width, if itís short you can sometimes get away with wearing something bigger. Iíll try and take some more pics to explain and give you some recommendations, please give me a measurement in the meantime.

Also, how much are you willing to spend on said watch? This will also be an important factor when coming up with options for you. Straight off my head Iím thinking Seiko SKX013 at the lower end or a Rado Captain Cook 37mm or maybe even Oris Divers 65 in 36mm once we get to entry level luxury models. A few micro brands out there too that are also coming to mind.

Also, have you considered wearing a field watch? They donít have the bezel like a dive watch, but they are usually smaller in size. Look up the Seiko 5 SNK series, great first automatic watch and the size is absolutely perfect for small wrists. Iíll try and wear mine sometime later this week as snap a pic for ya 8)
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Woah thanks for all the info and recommendations! Just measured my wrist and itīs 17cm. My budget would definitely be on the lower end, Iīd say 200-400 euros. Also I have been considering buying one for some time now, but I m not sure if I d really pull the trigger. These SEIKO 5 SNKs look very nice as well.
Hereís my SNK 803
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_oqyXqjjkD/?igshid=174wjj0wjxn1s
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 01, 2020, 02:23:05 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_o9RyLjtuk/?igshid=1vzc9xxvn13pd
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 01, 2020, 02:50:28 AM
Thanks for the input! I'm probably not going to be biting the bullet anytime soon so this is mostly just food for thought. I'd probably just get the black dial if I got the topper dial. Not a fan of the bronze trend, I dont think its going to age well (literally lol). You're probably right in that its nowhere near as versatile as the standard dial with the round indices despite it looking quite cool. Though I pretty much never wear business or even smart attire, I pretty much only wear clothes that I skate in (or look like its something I'd skate in but slightly on the nicer end).
No problem whatsoever. The standard black is probably the best option there. Can I just say that sometimes the minute hand basically blocks out the minute track and therefore sometimes it was a bit weird to tell the exact time on it if that makes sense? Someone else mentioned it in a review and I didn't get it until I actually owned one. Yeah, the  bronze trend will fade, and patina ... and turn green lol

That zodiac seawolf is pretty sick but its a bit chunky unlike the Oris, and idk I'm not majorly into any other vintage divers besides the 65 (and mayyybee the logines legend diver). Something about rectangular indices too, just not as into it as well proportioned round ones. If the seawolf was very cheap then I'd be pretty down but when spending this much I'm definitely only going to do it on something I find perfect or almost perfect. I can appreciate the Rado but not for me. This version of the seawolf is pretty cool too, https://www.zodiacwatches.com/collections/all/products/super-sea-wolf-53-skin-zo9203 got some glycine airman vibes going on.
TBH I didn't find it that chunky when I tried it on, but the 65 is super thin on the wrist which is definitely a benefit. I'm the same as you then, if I can get a 65 for under a grand then, I'm down but when it creeps into Aquis territory my brain says NO! that version of the seawolf you posted actually reminds me of the 65!

37 definitely not too small for me, in fact I'd probably rather opt for the 36mm oris 65 but the date window looks a little bit funky, whereas the 40mm one has the date window out of the way at the 6oclock point.
me neither but yeah, the date placement on the 36mm 65 ruins the symmetry entirtely, 40 is the way to go without question. 

Also thinking about getting a small bertucci or a beater that I can skate in without worrying, thats something I'd be a bit less picky over... but misaligned seconds hands on cheap quartzes drive me crazy. An snk809 or something could be cool too but not sure how any automatic movement would fare tbh. Though I accidentally skated a few times in my Hamilton khaki field mechanical and it was fine.
see my SNK up there! those things are tanks. even if it obliterated, you just buy another one. Citizen eco drive divers are a good option but probably too big for a skate sesh huh? tbh Hamilton field watches probably went through harder shit back in the day tho and I'm sure someone out there has skated at least an entry level luxury watch. Shinpei Ueno is currently getting flowed through GUCCI!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 01, 2020, 02:52:55 AM
A college friend of mine works in watch repair now. It's very cool to see the work he does.  https://www.instagram.com/gdwatchmaking/?hl=en
I go through periods of wearing watches. I have a timex fairfield.
Here is a stock photo!
your friend does some cool shit, I just gave him a follow! Timex are great little watches, would love to own a marlin!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on May 01, 2020, 08:01:16 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_o9RyLjtuk/?igshid=1vzc9xxvn13pd
yeah man. Liking this. That black is so rich! Stock strap? Problem is finding one now
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 01, 2020, 10:53:11 AM
So here is a wristhot of my NOMOS metro 38.

When i started looking into NOMOS I was drawn to the Orion first but found it somewhat boring after a while.
Soon after I was amazed by the Metro Power reserve Model:
(https://wornandwound.com/library/uploads/2015/01/NOMOS_METRO_DIAL7.jpg)
but after looking at it for a while the off-centered NOMOS logo threw me off. I still like the style of and the colours of the dial, and i love the mint/red combination of the power reserve. But i felt like it would weird me out after a while and wasnĎt so sure about the 6 oĎclock date.

Btw i just realised i have a thing for mint coloured watches,
I also really like the colours on the zodiac sea wolf has been postet earlier.

Also my intention was to buy a dress watch so i liked how the hand winding version looked slimmer. I didnĎt need date on a dresser anywas so i stuck with the (also more affordable) hand winding version.
I like how the dial looks cleaner and less chaotic.

I have different straps for it but mostly keep it on the black horween cordovan horse leather strap it comes with.
As far as i know its very fine leather from a horse butt. It feels great.

(http://i.ibb.co/gwDzy4g/3748-A2-F5-A7-D0-47-E8-BAF4-DA09-BCF676-CF.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 01, 2020, 04:03:07 PM
Nomas are so fucking clean. What size is that one? For some reason they wear quite big one me, must be the longish lugs. That mint on the one you posted with the power reserve really pops, whatís the model number?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 01, 2020, 04:40:37 PM
yeah man. Liking this. That black is so rich! Stock strap? Problem is finding one now
Not that I donít like matte black dials, but the inky black is so deep on this one, makes those indices pop. Stock strap, people hate on it but I actually like the vibe. Goes well with natos too!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 01, 2020, 10:04:47 PM
Nomas are so fucking clean. What size is that one? For some reason they wear quite big one me, must be the longish lugs. That mint on the one you posted with the power reserve really pops, whatís the model number?

ItĎs 38,5mm.
The mint one is the Metro Ądatum gangreserveď reference is 1101 just realised thatĎs a hand winding model as well. The automatic model is called the metro neomatik
Since the lugs are ling but also thin it looks alright for me.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 02, 2020, 12:27:50 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/PWb1LFg/E5296-F76-119-A-4136-98-CB-2-CAFD357-A8-AE.jpg)

This is my russian hand winding sputnik watch.
As far as i know it was produced by various manufacturers throughout the whole UDSSR in the 1950Ďies. Mine seems to be an ukrainian production. The hands are definitly aftermarket ones as the original second hand comes with a small red dot symbolizing the sattelite going around the earth. I found that out after i bought it, would have looked for one with the original hands instead for sure since thatĎs the whole idea of the dial. I keep it on the nato most of the time.

It just got re-released to celebrate the sputnik anniversary in a limited edition by sturmanskie.

Also for people looking for affordable automatic divers let me throw russian watches like the vostok amphibia (there is an amazing version with a mint/teal coloured dial) or the komandirskie in the mix.
You can buy them new for around 80 dollars.
(http://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71PFOQXOiyL._AC_UL1500_.jpg)
A bit clunky (itís a russian military watch whatíd you expect) but you get great value for money and those things are work horses.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Zephyr-Cum on May 04, 2020, 03:31:28 PM
"Pierre Arden Ambassador Scout".

A dick that goes around spamming about Pierre Arden.

Seriously, you guys are supporting the gayest of industries. You have small dicks. You have no real self-esteem. A dumb watch doesn't impress anyone. Except the sort of people you wouldn't want to impress in the first place.

Fully back watches for practical purposes, though.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on May 04, 2020, 03:35:01 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/PWb1LFg/E5296-F76-119-A-4136-98-CB-2-CAFD357-A8-AE.jpg)

This is my russian hand winding sputnik watch.
As far as i know it was produced by various manufacturers throughout the whole UDSSR in the 1950Ďies. Mine seems to be an ukrainian production. The hands are definitly aftermarket ones as the original second hand comes with a small red dot symbolizing the sattelite going around the earth. I found that out after i bought it, would have looked for one with the original hands instead for sure since thatĎs the whole idea of the dial. I keep it on the nato most of the time.

It just got re-released to celebrate the sputnik anniversary in a limited edition by sturmanskie.


Not too into most of the vostoks but this is so sick.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 04, 2020, 08:36:02 PM
Yeah, Iím not well versed in Vostock either but I like that!
***
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_yozMQjfaV/?igshid=1jyyg659ly4f9
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 04, 2020, 09:44:49 PM
Seriously, you guys are supporting the gayest of industries. You have small dicks. You have no real self-esteem. A dumb watch doesn't impress anyone. Except the sort of people you wouldn't want to impress in the first place.
Fully back watches for practical purposes, though.

while I'm well aware that I'm probably conversing with a troll, I think you're projecting a bit too much here; remember you are the one coming into the thread you have absolutely no interest in with the purpose of attracting attention, that in itself screams self-esteem issues but I will play your game... what exactly makes the watch industry "gay"?

So you fully back watches for practical purposes? How do you know I/ we don't use our watches for practical purposes?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: TooOldToCare on May 04, 2020, 10:20:10 PM
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Seriously, you guys are supporting the gayest of industries. You have small dicks. You have no real self-esteem. A dumb watch doesn't impress anyone. Except the sort of people you wouldn't want to impress in the first place.
Fully back watches for practical purposes, though.
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while I'm well aware that I'm probably conversing with a troll, I think you're projecting a bit too much here; remember you are the one coming into the thread you have absolutely no interest in with the purpose of attracting attention, that in itself screams self-esteem issues but I will play your game... what exactly makes the watch industry "gay"?

So you fully back watches for practical purposes? How do you know I/ we don't use our watches for practical purposes?

Dude I dont even know how to tell time I just show my watch to random people and ask them to tell me what it says.  Maybe I should go digital so Ill know what time it is.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Zephyr-Cum on May 04, 2020, 10:21:22 PM
Something about watches bothers me. Often times they are expensive. This can be justified by many things. Metals. Like Gay Imp Sausage Metal, as an example. Very valuable. Or Gold. The sort of thing you buy from a crooked jeweler to launder drug money. Diamonds. Bling. Again, nothing inherently wrong with any of these things beyond common decency.

As for "gayest of industries"; forgive the imposition. I'm reminded more of the boy's club, secret handshake, bro-mance form of gay. Cult-like behavior. My first post was about Russian Mobsters exchanging expensive watches for political favors. It could be any mobster, really, and the point stands.

It's just obvious you are very interested in watches. Like you've been waiting your whole life just to talk about watches. 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 04, 2020, 11:12:33 PM
I mean, if I wasnít interested in watches then I know what thread I WOULDNíT come into. Itís not like Iím in the trucks thread pushing my watch agenda on everyone in there.

Yes, I like watches, not enough to post on watch forums, but enough that if I find other skaters who want to talk about them too then Iím going to be excited about that.

Your opinions are exactly that, just your opinions. I just donít get why youíd constantly come back in this thread, a thread you have no interest in, other than to seek some attention that youíre not getting in other areas of your life. I donít go into the baseball thread or whatever because I donít give two shits about baseball. Again, itís a crazy concept to grasp Iím sure🤪
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 04, 2020, 11:27:11 PM
Yeah, Iím not well versed in Vostock either but I like that!
***
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_yozMQjfaV/?igshid=1jyyg659ly4f9

I also thought thats a grand seiko for a second while scrolling down.
How are the seiko prices in japan? Most
Seiko 5s are in betweeen 100 and 140 euros...
IĎm still thinking about buying the Hodinkee one (SNKL23)
But they go for 180 already and i think thats way too much.

Also zephyr just shoot me a pm if you want me to
Send you more watch pictures.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 04, 2020, 11:45:49 PM
Prices here are ... well they are the set prices from the manufacturer so I donít find them too expensive. Having said that, a lot of Seikos that get love in the watch world are export models and thus itís hard to find them domestically, or if you do they are overpriced because they are. It available domestically if that makes sense?
Case in point, my SNK 803 goes for anywhere From $80 -$300 lol arenít they like $50 on Amazon? $180 is kinda ridics unless itís heavily modded and/ or has regulated movement.

I got my SARB035 for less than retail here because it was dead stock, funny that the prices have only gone up overseas since it was discontinued.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 04, 2020, 11:55:31 PM
Prices here are ... well they are the set prices from the manufacturer so I donít find them too expensive. Having said that, a lot of Seikos that get love in the watch world are export models and thus itís hard to find them domestically, or if you do they are overpriced because they are. It available domestically if that makes sense?
Case in point, my SNK 803 goes for anywhere From $80 -$300 lol arenít they like $50 on Amazon? $180 is kinda ridics unless itís heavily modded and/ or has regulated movement.

I got my SARB035 for less than retail here because it was dead stock, funny that the prices have only gone up overseas since it was discontinued.
The snk80 models are around 120 euros in europe still affordable and IĎd love to build a little 3-4 watches seiko 5 collection but donít want to feel ripped off.

On the other hand 130 is fair for what you get if you buy any automatic seiko model.

(https://i.ibb.co/kqBnX7R/A2081924-E5-C5-4-C38-88-A6-6-B353-F9558-F1.png)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 12:16:42 AM
If you sent me 100 euros I couldnít probably buy one here and ship it to you for that much. What are the important taxes like where you live?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 05, 2020, 12:21:59 AM
Hahaj, nah dude, thx but thats not worth the effort.
Thanks for the offer though.
Every once in a while they drop prices an some models to 99 or 89, you just have to wait.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Sila on May 05, 2020, 04:32:58 AM
Something about watches bothers me. Often times they are expensive. This can be justified by many things. Metals. Like Gay Imp Sausage Metal, as an example. Very valuable. Or Gold. The sort of thing you buy from a crooked jeweler to launder drug money. Diamonds. Bling. Again, nothing inherently wrong with any of these things beyond common decency.

As for "gayest of industries"; forgive the imposition. I'm reminded more of the boy's club, secret handshake, bro-mance form of gay. Cult-like behavior.
My first post was about Russian Mobsters exchanging expensive watches for political favors. It could be any mobster, really, and the point stands.

It's just obvious you are very interested in watches. Like you've been waiting your whole life just to talk about watches.



Skateboarding.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 05, 2020, 11:15:43 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/QKv7v2G/19888647-03-D4-4-BC4-AC24-0676-A3-B47918.jpg)

HereĎs my Timex Waterbury. Is my beater, iíve worn it for hiking, repair stuff and to work here and there. The indiglo has come in usefull more than once. ItĎs was a bargain for 22euros so unfortunately i can not use it to pay druglords or to bribe the local major. Still i can wear it to flex in da bar since chicks have no ideas about brands and my homies wear no watches at all.
Also great for secret handshakes in the boy-club.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: layzieyez on May 05, 2020, 11:20:06 AM
I wear a generic fitbit style watch. I also have a solar powered g shock that I used to wear with my uniform in the navy.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Chris Hansen is back on May 05, 2020, 03:32:54 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/1nHnBG4/038-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/W3S37vR)

This is my watch, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on May 05, 2020, 05:55:07 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/1R2Z9Rg/0-D1-ECFAB-4015-4277-8625-199-B5392-A728.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Frank on May 05, 2020, 06:18:49 PM
yo gism i never got back to your offer about watch suggestion, much appreciated though! rn due to corona i won't even think about a nice watch, but i will watch this thread to get an idea. probably wouldn't wear it out a lot anyway, but i like putting the little money i have into things that hold value, should i have to or want to get rid of them. probs gonna shoot you a dm when the time comes, hehe. cheers.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 09:01:31 PM
Woah thanks for all the info and recommendations! Just measured my wrist and itīs 17cm. My budget would definitely be on the lower end, Iīd say 200-400 euros. Also I have been considering buying one for some time now, but I m not sure if I d really pull the trigger. These SEIKO 5 SNKs look very nice as well.

okay mate, I've been meaning to get back to you for a while now that I know your budget and wrist size.
you initially mentioned divers (specifically the seamaster) so here are my diver suggestions for your budget, I'll try and include pics/ links where possible. Ideally, you'll be looking for something under 40mm if you don't want it to look huge on your wrist.

Dive watches
Seiko SKX013: smaller 38mm version of its big brother. this one is a given and while prices are creeping up due to them being discontinued, I doubt you'd regret picking one up. You can't hand wind them so unless you are wearing it everyday, you'll have to give it a bit of a "Seiko shuffle" to get it going. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_0Q_gUgj45/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Citizen ny0040: see my Instagram for this one. It's actually 42mm but wears small (more like a 40mm) and your wrist is larger than mine so I think you'll be able to rock it. I'm a fan of these, and while not as popular as the SKX, I think they give them a good run for their money. Like the SKX they are also discontinued so you'll have to find them on eBay/ watch selling sites. most of them come on a rubber strap but you could chuck it on some shark mesh and make it look tough ala:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2JETwAHoj8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Lorier Neptune: Microbrand watch and just within your budget but they definitely have some early omega seamaster influences and always get rave reviews. I own one, see my pic a few pages back, and at 39mm it wears well on smaller wrists. Hard to come by though and they literally sell out within minutes. Beautiful watches tho!!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu3zLT1HyOC/?igshid=1c22r8z9zl8ip

Maen Hudson: Another micro brand in 38mm but this time it's Swiss made and right on the money for you. That midnight blue version looks fine! Never owned one but they get good reviews for the most part. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8iJHAZHDg5/?igshid=k5ei6g96tia1

https://www.maenwatches.com/collections/hudson-38-automatic/products/hudson-38-automatic-date-midnight-blue

Steinhart 39 OVM: Originally came in 42mm but you can get a 39mm exclusive version through gnomon in Singapore. Maybe a tad over your budget but Swiss made and this one is a direct homage to a Rolex military diver that is virtually impossible to get anymore unless you have $100,000 or more to spend. Great watches for the money, Swiss movement and nice finishing. The lugs are a tad flat so they won't curve around your wrist as much as the other watches I posted, but I guess that's how old school dive watches wore (the Lorier lugs are flattish too). I doubt you'd be disappointed if you picked up one of these.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpk9QKAnb1Q/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

I guess if you're into the whole navy/ military look you could also look into one of these?
https://www.timefactors.com/precistaprs82.htm
I think thatís what the British navy used after their contract was up with omega?

When you say seamaster, can you give me an idea of what era seamaster we are talking? Do you mean the bond watch?

Field Watches
Now I already showed you the Seiko SNK 80# series which are still great value for what you pay, but I want to chuck two more watches out there.

Hamilton Khaki Field Auto: imho this is crazy value for money and youíre getting a watch that has deep history and military ties, Swiss made and it's still under $400 USD. The size is prefect and can match basically any outfit bar maybe a tuxedo. The newer versions have a 80 hour power reserve too meaning that you could wear it All week, take it off for the weekend and it will still be ticking on Monday morning. If you don't plan on swimming with it, then I think this is a really strong contender for a perfect one watch collection that would last you forever and isnít going to go out of style anytime soon.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7VRbBaHv10/?igshid=8h0x7vkf7lq0

you can pick them up for less than $400 here: https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-khaki-mens-watch-h70515137.html
have a good look into this one, not many can compete with it.

Also have a look at these Marathon military watches, they are only 34mm and you can pick them up for a good price. Absolute tank of a watch and actually has tritium tubes inside to keep in glowing all day/ night. Hard to dress up but they are great looking watches imho
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6TWTvAHj3W/?igshid=ulnll780gs7y

https://www.gnomonwatches.com/collections/marathon/products/gpm-government-black-mechanical-ref-ww194003bk
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 09:31:21 PM
I wear a generic fitbit style watch. I also have a solar powered g shock that I used to wear with my uniform in the navy.

Nothing wrong with a solar powered G-shock, they are the ultimate zombie apocalypse watch! Do you have the one that links up to a radio tower every night at midnight for near perfect accuracy? I guess I depends on where you live in the world, but that function is ridics if you think about it. Itís essentially an atomic clock on your wrist!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 09:32:33 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/QKv7v2G/19888647-03-D4-4-BC4-AC24-0676-A3-B47918.jpg)

HereĎs my Timex Waterbury. Is my beater, iíve worn it for hiking, repair stuff and to work here and there. The indiglo has come in usefull more than once. ItĎs was a bargain for 22euros so unfortunately i can not use it to pay druglords or to bribe the local major. Still i can wear it to flex in da bar since chicks have no ideas about brands and my homies wear no watches at all.
Also great for secret handshakes in the boy-club.
What timex do good is that they donít stray too far from classic designs meaning that they actually look like they are a lot more expensive than they actually are. Your piece has some nice field watch vibes and those type of watches will never go out of style. 
Timex have a great history and if I didnít have my g-shock Iíd probably own one as my ultimate beater watch. Wear it with pride Ö and get that booty in tha club!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 09:33:16 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/1nHnBG4/038-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/W3S37vR)

This is my watch, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
That Eterna is a thing of beauty! Iím glad youíre stoked on it, kind of an under the radar brand but if someone recognizes it on your wrist you can guarantee they are a watch nerd! What are the dimensions of it btw?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 09:33:52 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/1R2Z9Rg/0-D1-ECFAB-4015-4277-8625-199-B5392-A728.jpg)
The Samurai!!! Howís the fit on that bad boy? Should work well with your wrist size no? You need to get some natos for it, although I've heard the bracelet is pretty good quality for Seiko. The textured dial looks like it would pop in the right light and that knurled crown is TANK!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2020, 09:36:51 PM
yo gism i never got back to your offer about watch suggestion, much appreciated though! rn due to corona i won't even think about a nice watch, but i will watch this thread to get an idea. probably wouldn't wear it out a lot anyway, but i like putting the little money i have into things that hold value, should i have to or want to get rid of them. probs gonna shoot you a dm when the time comes, hehe. cheers.
No worries, hit me up anytime, sometimes it might take me a while to get back to you but Iím always down to nerd out and give recs! maybe a vintage omega or something like that might be a good move, they donít really depreciate even if you own them for a few years.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on May 06, 2020, 04:41:53 AM
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(https://i.ibb.co/1R2Z9Rg/0-D1-ECFAB-4015-4277-8625-199-B5392-A728.jpg)
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The Samurai!!! Howís the fit on that bad boy? Should work well with your wrist size no? You need to get some natos for it, although I've heard the bracelet is pretty good quality for Seiko. The textured dial looks like it would pop in the right light and that knurled crown is TANK!!!
it feels big tbh. 7Ē wrist but skinny. Not in love with the PADI edition/collab as Iím not gonna be diving with it.. seems excessive. The textured dial is sick. I might exchange it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 06, 2020, 06:09:33 AM
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yo gism i never got back to your offer about watch suggestion, much appreciated though! rn due to corona i won't even think about a nice watch, but i will watch this thread to get an idea. probably wouldn't wear it out a lot anyway, but i like putting the little money i have into things that hold value, should i have to or want to get rid of them. probs gonna shoot you a dm when the time comes, hehe. cheers.
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No worries, hit me up anytime, sometimes it might take me a while to get back to you but Iím always down to nerd out and give recs! maybe a vintage omega or something like that might be a good move, they donít really depreciate even if you own them for a few years.
Speaking of vintage omegas, last month i was to slow on this quartz seamaster.

(https://i.ibb.co/F47D7gw/0-DC18-EAD-A70-C-4-CF1-857-D-874176-E27345.jpg)

The seller asked 180 euros for it on the local
Craigslist thing. Of course it was gone when i called.
ItĎs now back up again for 500 by somebody else
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: EdLawndale on May 07, 2020, 01:46:51 AM
Everytime I see this thread in Whatever, at first glance I think it is titled "Witches"
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on May 07, 2020, 02:10:22 AM
completely forgot about marathon general purposes. the quartz one seems like a good skateable beater, wonder if the second hand lines up correctly though hmmmm
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 07, 2020, 03:53:41 AM
completely forgot about marathon general purposes. the quartz one seems like a good skateable beater, wonder if the second hand lines up correctly though hmmmm
itís milspec so Iím guessing it would? Even if you went with the one I posted, it only has a rudimentary Seiko movement in it so even if you broke it skating it wouldnít cost much to repair. Like the Hamilton khaki mechanical though, Iím sure these watches can take a pretty massive beating.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 07, 2020, 04:58:23 AM
Everytime I see this thread in Whatever, at first glance I think it is titled "Witches"
witches are cool but I think we should give them their own thread
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 07, 2020, 03:05:00 PM
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completely forgot about marathon general purposes. the quartz one seems like a good skateable beater, wonder if the second hand lines up correctly though hmmmm
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itís milspec so Iím guessing it would? Even if you went with the one I posted, it only has a rudimentary Seiko movement in it so even if you broke it skating it wouldnít cost much to repair. Like the Hamilton khaki mechanical though, Iím sure these watches can take a pretty massive beating.

Never heard of these but these mararathons look really interesting. I guess they are the standard us army watch or something? Pretty sure they can take a beating.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 07, 2020, 03:11:48 PM
Pica, check out the GSAR in 36mm by marathon, fucking beast of a watch!

***
As most of you know Iím kinda an automatic only type of guy but the other day I started reading about quartz grand Seikos and then I went down that rabbit hole and am kinda thinking about one of these:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2g1AAfHc94/?igshid=1ptuo21d8843z
+/- 10 seconds a year😱
If it was 36-38mm I think Iíd already own it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on May 07, 2020, 06:07:07 PM
Impressive. Dig it. Learn something new everyday
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 09, 2020, 12:25:40 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_9WU-ej4Fb/?igshid=1bn5wt41ulgfb
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 10, 2020, 01:08:13 AM
Looks like I may have a buyer on the Lorier; bought it for 399 a year or so ago, heís going to pay 400 for it. If you buy watches that get a lot of hype in the watch world, you can at least break even or make money on them.
SARB035 went for $50 more than I paid for it, I had it for 2 years. Probably couldíve gotten more but trying to consolidate at the moment.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: blurst_of_times on May 10, 2020, 06:53:43 AM
When I was younger, I read Rodney Mullen's biography and read about how he wore a digital Casio watch so that he could time his practice contest runs. I wore a Casio digital watch for years because of that
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 10, 2020, 09:39:41 AM
Sounds good, but wouldnĎt you miss it when itĎs gone?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 10, 2020, 03:12:56 PM
Sounds good, but wouldnĎt you miss it when itĎs gone?
I have too many watches and not enough wrists. In an ideal world Iíd almost like to do something like this: https://wornandwound.com/three-watch-collection-under-5000-caleb-liams-picks/

As I mentioned a few pages back too, Iím saving for this and hoping it will be the only seiko/ blue diver in my collection:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-qfjB8HOQr/?igshid=o3t3je9xz2zv

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_EMU3kDifS/?igshid=yvjd9wnuf8jb

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 10, 2020, 05:15:25 PM
When I was younger, I read Rodney Mullen's biography and read about how he wore a digital Casio watch so that he could time his practice contest runs. I wore a Casio digital watch for years because of that

that seems like the perfect watch for him! Probably had the calculator version too
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 12, 2020, 04:02:28 PM
Does anybody understand what people find about Richard  mille watches?

I mean i get it the craftmanship is impressive, but still these things are ugly as fuck.

They seem like something will smith couldĎve worn in wild wild west. Maybe itĎs just me and people love that  steampunk vibe.

(http://uhrentrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/3e1fde479d39d2718f585fbfdf3031c9.jpeg)

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 12, 2020, 04:20:58 PM
↑ yuck! Lots of high end watches out there look terrible and have wack proportions. I wouldnít be caught dead wearing that.

Letís get back to classy watches 😜
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAGx_Udn9vl/?igshid=yw4qj84ph3kt
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on May 12, 2020, 04:31:15 PM
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/hamilton-khaki-field-titanium-introducing

New Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium, really into the dial one this one. Display caseback and nice case design too. Titanium is a nice bonus. Dunno why they decided to make it 42mm (with a lug to lug of 51 or 52 I think) and etch that giant TITANIUM on the side... not cool.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 12, 2020, 04:34:13 PM
Hamilton absolutely nailed it with this:
http://youtu.be/RwuvyrzHnBU
That titanium, not so much...  no field watch needs to be 42mm :o maybe if it was a pilots watch?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 19, 2020, 03:06:52 PM
Bumps

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAU429blBtq/?igshid=1al9v0q4vuk11

Would probably make for a good beater/ skate watch, I like the grey one
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on May 19, 2020, 03:48:41 PM
Oooh the grey one is sick. Similar proportions to the skx but seems like lug to lug is smaller by 2mm. I think it would be a bit better if it was 38mm ish and a little bit thinner also, but still looks good.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 19, 2020, 04:30:04 PM
Oooh the grey one is sick. Similar proportions to the skx but seems like lug to lug is smaller by 2mm. I think it would be a bit better if it was 38mm ish and a little bit thinner also, but still looks good.
they actually wear really small, like sub 40mm small. Have you ever tried on one of these and/ or seen them in the wild? Pretty sure itís the same case and dimensions. The ďtuna canĒ part of the case easily sticks out more than 1mm on each side of the bezel so it will wear very well on small wrists.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Kxd7znJQb/?igshid=1g8dvknr3x44c


Title: Re: Watches
Post by: tzhangdox on May 19, 2020, 04:48:46 PM
oooh never seen one in the wild, i see, the casing is included in the diameter so probably would wear smaller. that sounds promising, need a side profile though. big fan of that grey, really works for some reason. Also, does that plastic case come off at all? Wonder what it looks like without that.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on May 19, 2020, 07:37:25 PM
side profile shots here

not a fan of the round circular shape and the way it wears

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAWgZvBlqwS/
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 20, 2020, 03:58:28 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/9vVbPLs/DA794-D5-B-C300-44-FC-A420-C5-DBF1-A2-C4-BA.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/thpCtYk/DB139610-0908-4-BDF-AA1-D-DBF88-EE0-F987.jpg)


New colareb for the air king
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 20, 2020, 08:21:09 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/9vVbPLs/DA794-D5-B-C300-44-FC-A420-C5-DBF1-A2-C4-BA.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/thpCtYk/DB139610-0908-4-BDF-AA1-D-DBF88-EE0-F987.jpg)


New colareb for the air king

smooth! Do any of your other watches even get wrist time?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Sila on May 21, 2020, 03:19:08 AM
I've always admired watches, from an aesthetic and artistic viewpoint. Havn't worn one for years though. If anyone can reccomend some good watches to look in to for smaller wrists, that'd be great. Looking for something I will likely end up skating in, so not something super flashy.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 21, 2020, 05:05:06 AM
I've always admired watches, from an aesthetic and artistic viewpoint. Havn't worn one for years though. If anyone can reccomend some good watches to look in to for smaller wrists, that'd be great. Looking for something I will likely end up skating in, so not something super flashy.
👊🏼
See page 5 of this thread, I gave some recommendations to user: truthislie for his smaller wrists. My wrists are a little under 6.5 inches so most of my watches are sub 40mm in diameter.

Give me your wrist size and budget and that will help me narrow it down!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 21, 2020, 09:53:39 AM
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(https://i.ibb.co/9vVbPLs/DA794-D5-B-C300-44-FC-A420-C5-DBF1-A2-C4-BA.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/thpCtYk/DB139610-0908-4-BDF-AA1-D-DBF88-EE0-F987.jpg)


New colareb for the air king

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smooth! Do any of your other watches even get wrist time?

Hahah, yeah they do. Im gonna reactivate my first watch
a SWATCH irony now.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 21, 2020, 08:35:42 PM
oooh never seen one in the wild, i see, the casing is included in the diameter so probably would wear smaller. that sounds promising, need a side profile though. big fan of that grey, really works for some reason. Also, does that plastic case come off at all? Wonder what it looks like without that.
it definitely wears smaller, think 39mm! I mean it's a tad chunky, but it's not a dress watch so you don't need to be slipping it under a cuff anyway right? Yeah, that grey just works, when Seiko nails a watch they really do a great job of it. Have only tried on the lower case Seiko solar divers so looking forward to seeing these in the shops. Looks like the price won't be too much above $500 either which puts it in solid beater territory.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 22, 2020, 02:18:41 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAfBQjAnPwJ/?igshid=1ol49miq6033g
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 28, 2020, 04:50:27 PM
My Sinn:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAwCIqpnXcv/?igshid=lgqfg5d5fr0y
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 09, 2020, 08:22:55 PM
So I sold my speedy reduced... made $300 on it and they're fairly easy to come by here in Japan.
Have one of these on order too atm: 62MAS reissue/ homage with 70 hours power reserve and a 40.5 case which is small for Seiko divers.
Not sure if I'll keep it or bounce (will depend on the fit) but if I do keep it, I'm looking only having one diver in my collection #famouslastwords meaning I'll have to get rid of the citizen, the Lorier and the aquis! This better be one sexy watch...
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-cQrz0HBue/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 09, 2020, 08:30:41 PM
How did I not know this was here! While I donít have any decent pieces Iíve been eyeing the Hamilton titanium khaki. Was about to pull the trigger on a nomos when all this covid shit happened and instead I opted to use my savings to save home with the family more but Iíll be checking this more and going back to see what everyone has
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: 50mm on June 09, 2020, 08:57:21 PM
I love the casio F-91W, have a few. I never thought I would like an apple watch but I love it. I use a lot of reminders in my day to day and timers and shit, so I always use it for that or for my airpods because I listen to podcasts all day. I would never buy an apple computer but I love the watch and airpods. Airpods really are the shit for around the house or at work even if you think they look goofy. You can get like a couple hours charge in like 10 minutes of charging, it's insane.

I dropped and cracked the screen on my fucking watch like a week ago though, gotta send it to some dude to fix.

Also that shit does actually motivate me to get up and get out and stuff because I have mine set to see a bunch of data on the screen, not imitate a regular watch.

The casios are dope because they are like 20 bucks tops and super thin.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 10, 2020, 02:17:24 AM
Esmith> not sure how you missed it but I was actually unaware of it for the first few days too! Best thread on slap for me in a minute though. Bummer about the Nomos. They arenít going anywhere as a brand though so you can always pic one up down the line. What model were you looking at? 

50mm> I agree, great iconic watches for the price and you can pick one of for less than a trip to the grocery store. My only digital watch is a g-shock, Iíll do a quick write up on it soon!
Not really into apple watches myself but I can see why they get love if you use of the functions. Im connected enough to with my phone though for the moment. Some watch nerds will rock both, an Apple Watch for tech stuff and an analog/ automatic just for telling the time. Would make a lot of sense too if your automatic watch was a time only/ simple three hander.

***
One of my coworkers noticed my Seiko 5 SNK today and said it looked really cool on a Nato. I told him it was a seiko 5 and he couldnít believe such a cheap watch could look so good. Itís funny what watches get compliments from non-watch nerds. I used to wear my speedy reduced to work nearly everyday and no one even batted an eyelid.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 10, 2020, 04:42:01 AM
Gism- was looking at the tangente and the Zurich although that was probably priced out of my range. I generally like the sports/dive watches better but I saw one in the metal last year and really liked it.

Thankfully thereís still brands like Hamilton where you get get a ton of value for their price point. Really didnít pick up an interest in watches until maybe two years ago.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on June 10, 2020, 05:40:08 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/cyD7ggf/A41-EF910-BC51-40-BA-A1-D4-C4-D555-D1-E457.jpg)

Thanks GISM for the guidance. First auto diver. Loving it. First swim yesterday in the lake in the background.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 10, 2020, 06:31:19 AM
↑ that is one sexy ass watch! Fits you perfectly and that strap is 🔥🔥🔥
Fuck yes👊🏼
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 10, 2020, 08:04:55 AM
Gism- was looking at the tangente and the Zurich although that was probably priced out of my range. I generally like the sports/dive watches better but I saw one in the metal last year and really liked it.

Thankfully thereís still brands like Hamilton where you get get a ton of value for their price point. Really didnít pick up an interest in watches until maybe two years ago.

If you like the tangente check out the stowa antea.
Might be a good affordable alternative for you. Also they came up first with that iconic dial.

https://gearpatrol.com/2013/10/29/want-get-nomos-tangente-stowa-antea-ks/

(https://watchexp.com/media/watches/stowa/stowa-antea-antea-365~1.jpg)


Title: Re: Watches
Post by: shucknjive on June 10, 2020, 08:35:31 AM
ac12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf1f5YMRupE
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 10, 2020, 06:56:33 PM
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Gism- was looking at the tangente and the Zurich although that was probably priced out of my range. I generally like the sports/dive watches better but I saw one in the metal last year and really liked it.

Thankfully thereís still brands like Hamilton where you get get a ton of value for their price point. Really didnít pick up an interest in watches until maybe two years ago.
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If you like the tangente check out the stowa antea.
Might be a good affordable alternative for you. Also they came up first with that iconic dial.

https://gearpatrol.com/2013/10/29/want-get-nomos-tangente-stowa-antea-ks/

(https://watchexp.com/media/watches/stowa/stowa-antea-antea-365~1.jpg)
Iíve never seen that, thank you for the link. Going to look into that one in the morning but thatís super sick.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 10, 2020, 11:32:49 PM
Stowa make good watches, whether itíll scratch your Nomos itch is another story though. Try the Nomos on in person if you can, their watches wear big due to being all face and having long lugs.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 11, 2020, 03:07:06 AM
Stowa make good watches, whether itíll scratch your Nomos itch is another story though. Try the Nomos on in person if you can, their watches wear big due to being all face and having long lugs.
I had planned on finding one locally at an AD to try on before all this lockdown shit happened. Unfortunately that time down has had me get interested in far too many different watches.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 12, 2020, 11:10:01 AM
Seiko just nailed it with this one:
(https://hodinkee.imgix.net/uploads/images/1591892400616-s2rcm12j59-3f5c59da9f4c1f84a90acc8dfb09b35c/Untitled-1.jpg?ixlib=rails-1.1.0&fm=jpg&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&ch=Width%2CDPR%2CSave-Data&fit=crop&w=700&dpr=2)

New grand seiko SBGA429
That thing is a beauty...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 12, 2020, 11:12:20 AM
Seiko just nailed it with this one:
(https://hodinkee.imgix.net/uploads/images/1591892400616-s2rcm12j59-3f5c59da9f4c1f84a90acc8dfb09b35c/Untitled-1.jpg?ixlib=rails-1.1.0&fm=jpg&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&ch=Width%2CDPR%2CSave-Data&fit=crop&w=700&dpr=2)

New grand seiko SBGA429
That thing is a beauty...
I just saw that, I think HODINKEE has 2 variants
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 12, 2020, 03:44:01 PM
What are dimensions? Automatic GS always run too thicc for me. Still lusting after a Sbgv245 but itís 40mm and I donít think Iím at the point in my career where I can rock a GS, even though that sounds stupid. Like esmith too, I have way too many watches on my radar/ watch list on Yahoo Japan.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 12, 2020, 04:52:35 PM
What are dimensions? Automatic GS always run too thicc for me. Still lusting after a Sbgv245 but itís 40mm and I donít think Iím at the point in my career where I can rock a GS, even though that sounds stupid. Like esmith too, I have way too many watches on my radar/ watch list on Yahoo Japan.
12.3mm thicc according to the interwebs
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 12, 2020, 05:58:45 PM
Not bad indeed 🤔
Personally I like the design of sbgv245 better and itís quartz so I think I may have a fever or something...
I think that green hand will be polarizing and hard to match with straps, I guess youíre not really going to change straps that much if itís a GS bracelet but still.

Currently contemplating this:
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j654670252

And maybe even this if I could get it for under a grand?
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e440879709

Vintage tudors can be Frankenstein-Watches though if they donít come with papers.

Also maybe even a Sinn chrono but I need to clear out some of my collection to raise funds after paying full retail for the Seiko 62mas reissue I have coming in
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 12, 2020, 06:38:15 PM
Not bad indeed 🤔
Personally I like the design of sbgv245 better and itís quartz so in think I may have a fever or something.
Plus I believe itís a touch thinner too? Both are decent looking watches but not quite in my wheelhouse. At least at the GS pricepoint
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 14, 2020, 03:05:50 PM
So I have another omega on the way...
(Not the vintage one I posted up there)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 14, 2020, 04:03:42 PM
IĎm more and more tempted to get a hamilton fieldwatch.
I might as well get the seiko SNK809K2 but deep inside i already now that if iĎd do that iĎll still end up buying the hamilton in a few months anyway.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 14, 2020, 05:17:15 PM
So I have another omega on the way...
(Not the vintage one I posted up there)
Eagerly awaiting the pic
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 14, 2020, 05:18:34 PM
IĎm more and more tempted to get a hamilton fieldwatch.
I might as well get the seiko SNK809K2 but deep inside i already now that if iĎd do that iĎll still end up buying the hamilton in a few months anyway.
Man, I just donít think you can go wrong with a Hamilton field. I think they are a criminally underrated brand In the watch world. Real ones know though
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on June 14, 2020, 07:19:52 PM
So I have another omega on the way...
(Not the vintage one I posted up there)

ohh shit
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 14, 2020, 08:12:37 PM
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So I have another omega on the way...
(Not the vintage one I posted up there)
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Eagerly awaiting the pic
It's basically just an investment piece; I doubt I'll wear it because it's too big but I'll easily make $500 on it. Will post a pic but if I was going to keep it, I'd actually want the 36mm version
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 14, 2020, 08:28:58 PM
IĎm more and more tempted to get a hamilton fieldwatch.
I might as well get the seiko SNK809K2 but deep inside i already now that if iĎd do that iĎll still end up buying the hamilton in a few months anyway.
both good choices pica, you probably shouldn't ever buy A because you want B though, it never works out...
here's my thoughts

SNK
pros:
- better size imho
- cheap
- if you're going to have a day function, the SNK is funky with blue Saturday/ red Sunday
- the dial is well thought out
- the lume still beats the hammy
- easy to customize and it doesn't matter if it breaks/ or you screw it up
- bead blast finishing

I had a sapphire crystal put on mine (AR coating on the inside) and got it regulated, it runs within +/- 5 secs a day and goes with any strap you can throw at it, all up it still only probably owes me $100 USD! It's downside is the movement though and if you're not wearing it daily you better like that seiko shuffle. Contrary to popular belief though, there is a little trick that lets you hack the movement at least within 2-3 seconds.

Hamilton Khaki
pros:
- history/ brand legacy
- movement, and not just because it's Swiss. 80 hour power reserve really is a god send when you've got a tonne of watches on rotation
- bracelet quality
- finish

having said that, the crystal has no AR coating and while I did say the finishing was a plus, it's polished. How you gunna polish a field watch? It goes against the whole principal of a field watch. in the 350 - 500 dollar price bracket though, you're not getting anything even close to that in terms of quality and I think it could easily be your daily driver due to the power reserve: take off on Friday evening and it's still ticking on Monday morning. Have you seen the lume though? You know you're a joke when Seiko 5 has you beat in that dept. Would prefer it to be 36 - 37mm too but thatís just me being fussy.
Defs buy it with the bracelet if you're going to get one!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 15, 2020, 03:04:54 PM
Whoa, thanks for all the imput. The 80 hour power reserve is what got me into the hamilton at first. I dont mind a seiko shuffle here and there, but setting the date all the time can get anoying on my seiko 5.

Also i just came across the orient RA-AC0H02N10B. Looks like a great option as well, yet it runs really big with 43mm even for a field watch... i like how the hamilton has only 38mm.

Still i might order the orient to try it on. Never had one.

(http://www.tutuora.hu/img/products/hq/ra-ac0h02n10b-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 15, 2020, 09:14:20 PM
yes, setting the day/ date can be annoying when you're on the run, hence why I am liking non-date watches more and more these days (and dat symmetry!). Orient are great watches but they can never get their sizes right (hard glance @ bambino model). I'm guessing that is a pilot's watches because no field watch should ever be above 38mm.

If I was going to get a Hammy, I'd get this, but maybe it's a bit too casual to be an everyday driver (and you need to hand wind it):
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-hamilton-pilot-pioneer-mechanical
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 16, 2020, 03:45:44 PM
Hereís some Seiko porn for you all
https://www.olajacobsen.com/seiko-speed-dating
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 17, 2020, 11:27:05 PM
I bought this solely for the purpose of flipping it but DAMN! Thatís a sexy-ass watch!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBkPix8nPPu/?igshid=b5byeqmlso2g
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on June 18, 2020, 05:12:11 AM
Thatís sick. Love the wave dial, wow
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 18, 2020, 06:22:04 PM
I bought this solely for the purpose of flipping it but DAMN! Thatís a sexy-ass watch!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBkPix8nPPu/?igshid=b5byeqmlso2g
Honestly dude I love that thing. Always a big fan of it not on a bracelet too
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 18, 2020, 07:27:32 PM
Yeah, it has milsub DNA (because remember, omega made a milsub too) so putting it on a an admiral grey strap just amplifies that aspect of it! The Rolex milsub had welded spring bars too so you could only wear it on a one-piece anyway. Put it on a sage Nato this morning too and it looks 🔥 Having said that, the bracelet is very solid!
I really need to try on the 36mm version now...

Thatís sick. Love the wave dial, wow
I'm not usually a fan of wave dials ttytt and definitely don't think they go well with the newer seamasters and their skeleton hands, but somehow it just works on this dial
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 19, 2020, 09:10:46 AM
You might as well keep it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 19, 2020, 05:31:02 PM
You might as well keep it.
haha, and bum my collection to 10+ watches? Iím *trying* to consolidate! Having said that Iíve got on again today and it ticks a lot of boxes in my dive watch category. Really curious to see the 36mm in the flesh, Iím guessing it will wear like a 38 which would be perfect 👌
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 20, 2020, 03:47:05 PM
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You might as well keep it.
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haha, and bum my collection to 10+ watches? Iím *trying* to consolidate! Having said that Iíve got on again today and it ticks a lot of boxes in my dive watch category. Really curious to see the 36mm in the flesh, Iím guessing it will wear like a 38 which would be perfect 👌

Just lie to yourself, so you can easy justify keeping it by telling yourself you could flip it any day in the future.
Covince yourself you could make more and more money the longer you hold on to it, as youíre sure the worth will increase throughout the years.
Youíre smart - the money isnít spend, itís just parked. The
Important question is do you need the money? If not - keep it for at least a while. You didnĎt buy a watch, you made an clever investement. Therefore you have to keep it, and wear it along the way.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 21, 2020, 09:01:20 PM
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You might as well keep it.
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haha, and bum my collection to 10+ watches? Iím *trying* to consolidate! Having said that Iíve got on again today and it ticks a lot of boxes in my dive watch category. Really curious to see the 36mm in the flesh, Iím guessing it will wear like a 38 which would be perfect 👌
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Just lie to yourself, so you can easy justify keeping it by telling yourself you could flip it any day in the future.
Covince yourself you could make more and more money the longer you hold on to it, as youíre sure the worth will increase throughout the years.
Youíre smart - the money isnít spend, itís just parked. The
Important question is do you need the money? If not - keep it for at least a while. You didnĎt buy a watch, you made an clever investement. Therefore you have to keep it, and wear it along the way.
that's a good way to think about, that's honestly how I approach watch collecting; nearly every single watch I buy, I make money on AND I usually wear it for a month or so (sometimes even a year like my lorier) so I essentially get to try out a lot of different types of watches and that helps me narrow my tastes down. If I really need money, I bounce everything bar maybe the citizen and I've still got a really cool daily driver. The omega is up for sale technically, but I'm not in a rush so I'll enjoy until I can find a 36mm in good condition.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 21, 2020, 09:23:03 PM
Oh yeah, this got released last Friday and I already have one in my grubby little hands; ticks a lot of boxes for me though!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsBWqonTHO/?igshid=d8xn34dtf1x5
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 28, 2020, 07:44:18 PM
Ok Tudor, stop it!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CB-29ceDg23/?igshid=10arrdoro5hnl
Edit: maybe I jumped the gun here but I heard they are releasing a 39mm version of this very shortly  8)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 29, 2020, 07:04:08 AM
I donĎt know.... i donĎt like the mercedes hands (one of the reasons i turned away from buying a modern day air king) but the tudor hands are even worse. Also the second hand. They always remind me of the space needle or the fernsehturm in berlin.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 29, 2020, 07:17:42 AM
Also: here are some great seiko mods.

https://instagram.com/luciusatelier?igshid=1xc1b9omu0b02 (https://www.instagram.com/luciusatelier?igshid=1xc1b9omu0b02)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 30, 2020, 07:59:38 PM
I donĎt know.... i donĎt like the mercedes hands (one of the reasons i turned away from buying a modern day air king) but the tudor hands are even worse. Also the second hand. They always remind me of the space needle or the fernsehturm in berlin.
Mercedes hands are pretty divisive, if I was going to rock them it defs wouldn't be on a homage watch. I'm quite partial to cathedral hands though, hence why I love the Oris big crown pointer date.
Yeah, if you don't like Tudor snowflake hands then I guess you'll never own a Tudor, if I was going to nitpick, I'd say the minute hand is a tad too thin. Having said that, I've been lusting after a bb36 for a minute now...

The 39mm BB58 version is official now:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCFkKwuJZ2v/?igshid=14ltf74kaqlj2
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on July 01, 2020, 02:45:02 PM
What do you guys think about braun watches? The have some great designs and might be fun
To wear every once in a while...
(https://www.walzer.de/wshop/artikel/braun/63814700/aw24sw.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 05, 2020, 08:49:20 PM
What do you guys think about braun watches? The have some great designs and might be fun
To wear every once in a while...
(https://www.walzer.de/wshop/artikel/braun/63814700/aw24sw.jpg)
it's not terrible, but I just don't think it would fit in with my "style" or lack thereof...
reminds me of a swatch or something that you just wear for fun, they are automatic?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on July 07, 2020, 04:54:06 AM
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Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 07, 2020, 04:45:21 PM
What Image did you post PC?
Isnít showing up ...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on July 08, 2020, 02:51:16 AM
Technical issues. Bear with me...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on July 08, 2020, 03:25:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/pL1sfiC.jpg)

Loving this skate/ watch intersection. Here's my quiver- Seiko Samurai Save the Ocean, an old modded SKX, Tissot Visodate and a Hamilton Khaki.

Plus a sweet Seiko alarm clocked that I scored in a market in Jakarta.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 08, 2020, 09:34:23 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/pL1sfiC.jpg)

Loving this skate/ watch intersection. Here's my quiver- Seiko Samurai Save the Ocean, an old modded SKX, Tissot Visodate and a Hamilton Khaki.

Plus a sweet Seiko alarm clocked that I scored in a market in Jakarta.
nice little collection you've got going there. How does the samurai wear? It looks huge on paper but then so do some other seiko divers like the sbdc063, but on the wrist they are much more manageable.
Also, nice champagne khaki, is it the one with 80hrs power reserve? Champagne/ cream dials always look so good with army colored straps, good choice on the perlon too, is it from crown and buckle?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 08, 2020, 10:36:24 PM
Also, my 62 mas reissue sbdc107 is continuing to blow me away! Just looks at this bad boy:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCLBLDRnVc6/?igshid=1rjz36tn44new

Got a marine master rubber strap delivered last night which gives it a more aggressive look too (check my insta stories for a sneak peak)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Mystical Leader on July 10, 2020, 03:31:09 AM
Thank you GISM for sharing your knowledge! Been frequenting this thread for a while..

I've been into drifting watches and I found this 70's Zenit which is like 25mm tops and the thickness is maybe 7mm. Like a really small watch to break up the proportions of your fit. I think it looks so cool. My question to you is what are the best options for a small/women's watch to buy if I'd get one from a respectable source.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 10, 2020, 06:20:45 PM
Thank you GISM for sharing your knowledge! Been frequenting this thread for a while..

I've been into drifting watches and I found this 70's Zenit which is like 25mm tops and the thickness is maybe 7mm. Like a really small watch to break up the proportions of your fit. I think it looks so cool. My question to you is what are the best options for a small/women's watch to buy if I'd get one from a respectable source.
sounds like youíre diving down a bit of rabbit hole there mate! Iím not well versed in sub 25mm watches, but vintage omegas and tudors are a gold mine especially in the category of womenís watches, a lot of bang for buck!
Also, I never used to like them but Cartier tanks have been growing on me a lot lately, must be getting old ...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on July 13, 2020, 02:38:01 AM
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(https://i.imgur.com/pL1sfiC.jpg)

Loving this skate/ watch intersection. Here's my quiver- Seiko Samurai Save the Ocean, an old modded SKX, Tissot Visodate and a Hamilton Khaki.

Plus a sweet Seiko alarm clocked that I scored in a market in Jakarta.
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nice little collection you've got going there. How does the samurai wear? It looks huge on paper but then so do some other seiko divers like the sbdc063, but on the wrist they are much more manageable.
Also, nice champagne khaki, is it the one with 80hrs power reserve? Champagne/ cream dials always look so good with army colored straps, good choice on the perlon too, is it from crown and buckle?

Mate I love the Samurai. It wears small for a 42 because of the short lugs which works perfectly for me. I thought the dial might be a bit gimmicky but it looks sweet. I was intending to swap out the bracelet for a Nato but it's got such a nice weight and a really tight action.

The Khaki is the ETA2824-2 movement not the 80 hour movement. Thinking of moving it on actually, just a touch too big on the wrist with the long lugs.

Straps are from https://www.thesydneystrapco.com/
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 19, 2020, 11:53:36 AM
Yo Pals - I'm looking for a new daily wearer and I'm a bit of a novice in the watch world. I just switched from a job with USPS and to a office job and before I would just wear cheap watches knowing they would get thrashed while working. I saw in an earlier post about the Casio Pro Tek 600 and I am looking for something like that or one of the nicer G-shocks. Just looking for some advice on pros/cons. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Shalom 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 19, 2020, 06:41:34 PM
Will try and post my g-shock later on!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: GBLange on July 19, 2020, 10:05:18 PM
only hv a Casio G-Shock GDF-100 & a Garmin Fenix 6x Sapphire
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 20, 2020, 05:46:20 PM
Thanks - show me what ya got
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 21, 2020, 09:24:17 PM
Thanks - show me what ya got
sorry, it hasn't been getting any wrist time but this is the one I have:
shorturl.at/nowFY (http://shorturl.at/nowFY)

personally I don't like most g-shocks that stray too far DW5600 DNA. The reason I got this one though is because it was blacked out, had solar ability and synchs to a radio tower every night at midnight for accuracy so it basically like having an atomic clock on your wrist. Can I also just add that the regular g-shock rubber bracelet does nothing for me, hence why I wanted this one with the combi bracelet. The bracelet is stylish, tough and super easy to adjust:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVMnhmbvDbY
I guess the downside to this model is the negative display and the price. The former isn't really a minus for me but yeah, it's not easy to read in depending on the light. The price is also way more than a regular g-shock but said solar charging abilities and auto-synching (depending on whether you live close enough to radio tower) made it worth it in my in my mind.

I'm not really a g-shocker though, so perhaps some other posters want to chime in? The thing that annoys me about most of them is the size to be honest, a lot of people I see wearing them just look like they have this huge plastic plate on their wrist. But I guess for some that's the appeal?
What specific models are you looking at if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 21, 2020, 09:46:47 PM
Thanks for the info gism - I'm looking more the pro trek line opposed to the shocks - like you mentioned they can get a bit bulky.
Here are a couple that are in consideration -
shorturl.at/doJQY
shorturl.at/buNST

Maybe you can help me with this question -
In regards to the dial material - the green version says mineral while the black model says glass - is glass just glass or is it another way to describe mineral or a sapphire(if that makes sense)?
Thanks

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 23, 2020, 08:01:25 AM
Thanks for the info gism - I'm looking more the pro trek line opposed to the shocks - like you mentioned they can get a bit bulky.
Here are a couple that are in consideration -
shorturl.at/doJQY
shorturl.at/buNST

Maybe you can help me with this question -
In regards to the dial material - the green version says mineral while the black model says glass - is glass just glass or is it another way to describe mineral or a sapphire(if that makes sense)?
Thanks



your short urls didn't seem to work for me. Again though, I'm not a digital watch specialist, I much prefer automatic watches in almost all situations. My g-shock is basically my gym watch and my measure-the-accuracy-of-my-mechanical-watches watch. Although I did take it on an o/s business trip once and the multiple timezone function was very useful.

As for the glass, it sounds like the sites listing them don't have a clue! if it's the same model but they are listing the materials differently, I'd double check/ cross reference the specs if in doubt.

Watch crystals are basically made using 3 different types of materials; sapphire, mineral or acrylic

Sapphire is the toughest/ most scratch resistant, but it can very glary depending on the light and/ or whether or not it has AR (anti-reflective coating). If you do get a scratch, you know you were playing very hard. Probs can't buff it out either! expensive to replace but crystal clear to look at.

Mineral is kind of a grey area and some companies like Seiko make their own idividual compounds (i.e. hardlex). Scratches easier than sapphire but I guess the benefit is that it's harder (?) and pretty cheap to replace?

Acrylic is an acquired taste because it tends to scratch fairly easily. The benefits are that you can polish/ buff it back to life quite easily, it's not glary like sapphire and it gives the dial some more "warmth" if that makes sense? It's also fairly shock/ crack resistant hence why it was used on a lot of old vintage divers and the original omega speedmatser that went to the moon. Doubt you'd see it on a digital watch, usually reserved for vintage pieces. Also easier to manipulate than sapphire hence why you see lots of funky domed acrylic dials whereas domed sapphire is only really a recent phenomenon.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 23, 2020, 05:03:37 PM
I won't be doing digital - lets try the urls again

shorturl.at/gsKOR
shorturl.at/mFGX2

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 23, 2020, 06:31:07 PM
URLs still donít work, can you just paste a couple of model numbers and Iíll look them up
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 24, 2020, 09:32:51 PM
URLs still donít work, can you just paste a couple of model numbers and Iíll look them up
Casio Pro Trek  PRG-600YB-3CR  and  PRW-50Y-1ACR
Thanks
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 27, 2020, 11:31:12 PM
Quote function isnít working but Iíve got the look you are going for, are there any specific functions you want to have other than an analog face?
Casio Oak might be a good option too if thatís the case...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on July 28, 2020, 02:38:08 AM
GISM you live in Japan right? Have you ever come across a Seiko Spirit (SCVE005)? They were a Japan only model but I've always got my eye out in case one made it out. No luck so far...

(https://i.imgur.com/6X7A3PWl.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 29, 2020, 09:12:31 PM
I do, and while I'm aware of the spirit line, I've never seen that model!
Did a bit of digging around but couldn't seem to find much, not even on any of the auction sites over here...
Looks great! What are the dimensions?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on July 30, 2020, 03:31:14 AM
40mm case, 18mm wire lugs. It also comes in a red dot model, but I prefer the blue as the red is a bit too 'rising sun' for me if you know what I mean.

Good review here: https://wornandwound.com/review/seiko-spirit-scve003-review/
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 01, 2020, 07:17:16 AM
hmmmm, seiko really need to chill on their sizes, would work better in 36-38 imho.
The spirit range is a bit of random one too though, not quite pressage? They should just put it in their regular lineup.
I actually thought it was a small seconds hand but it look like a 24hr dial. Still a bit of a random find, have you seen one in the flesh?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on August 01, 2020, 07:35:39 AM
hmmmm, seiko really need to chill on their sizes, would work better in 36-38 imho.
The spirit range is a bit of random one too though, not quite pressage? They should just put it in their regular lineup.
I actually thought it was a small seconds hand but it look like a 24hr dial. Still a bit of a random find, have you seen one in the flesh?

Never seen one in the flesh. You're right it's a bit of a meaningless complication, but I like it as a casual dress situation.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 03, 2020, 10:51:34 PM
Bumps!

Sold my seamaster last night, wore it for a few months and made an easy $500 on it!
Contemplating the 36mm version now, another speedy reduced, an Oris big crown pointer in 36 or maybe a Tudor black bay 36 on the bracelet.

Anyone else made any purchases lately?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on September 06, 2020, 07:57:55 PM
Not a purchase, but I ended up putting my Hamilton up for sale because I just wasn't feeling the long lugs on the 42mm. I mentioned in the ad that I'm only selling because I want to step down to the 38mm model. A bloke contacted me and said he's got the 38 and it's too small for him- ended up doing a straight swap through the post, sight unseen. Good vibes all round.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 07, 2020, 04:17:21 AM
38mm is the correct size for that model!
Currently tossing up whether to pre-order one of these:
https://www.noduswatches.com/contrail
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on September 07, 2020, 05:43:43 AM
Bumps!

Sold my seamaster last night, wore it for a few months and made an easy $500 on it!
Contemplating the 36mm version now, another speedy reduced, an Oris big crown pointer in 36 or maybe a Tudor black bay 36 on the bracelet.

Anyone else made any purchases lately?
ha nice flip. Did you Buy and sell it locally? 

No purchases for me. Summer been busy havenít even changed a strap. This sail cloth strap needs a good washing every week due to summer sweat and lake and ocean
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 07, 2020, 05:52:54 AM
Yeah, eBay fees are too much these days!
I just sell on FB watch groups; always fiends out there looking for stuff, didnít quite make $700 on it but I always make them pay in USD which works out well against the yen.
I actually ordered the 36mm version yesterday because I got such a good deal on one ó freshly serviced/ polished with papers box etc for way under 2k which is unheard of.
Will see how it wears but itís another easy one to bounce if need be. Donít ask me when Iím going to start consolidating ....
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 08, 2020, 10:29:54 PM
Ordered a Nodus!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 10, 2020, 09:02:19 PM
got the 36.25mm seamaster, definitely wears small because of the bezel, also probably cause I owned the 41mm version first.
On my insta stories at the moment, will probably flip it... I'm honestly missing my speedster reduced, that thing was perfect!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on September 11, 2020, 12:18:20 AM
Here's my "collection" haha:

(https://imgur.com/NQDIcrJ.jpg)

The Hamilton is for when I need to wear a shirt with sleeves and the Weekender is for everything else.

Eventually I want to get a Cartier Santos, either the all gold version or the steel with gold accents, I haven't had a chance to try them on yet, because I won't be able to afford either one for a while.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 11, 2020, 12:55:51 AM
Solid collection actually, I admire people who can keep it to a minimum.
The hammy is such a great watch, dimensions are prefect!
Cartier have grown on me lately, still donít think Iíll ever be able to rock a gold watch though ...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on September 11, 2020, 01:13:06 AM
Solid collection actually, I admire people who can keep it to a minimum.
The hammy is such a great watch, dimensions are prefect!
Cartier have grown on me lately, still donít think Iíll ever be able to rock a gold watch though ...

Thanks!

I had a meeting with a very stylish old man (my company were looking to buy his old mirror factory building) and he was wearing the steel/gold Cartier and it looked so dope. I'd been lusting after the all gold Datejust since watching the TV show Black Monday, but after doing some research on the Santos after seeing it on that old man, the gold one looks so good to me. I'm not sure how it will look on my wrist though, but from a design standpoint it's the perfect mix of luxury and industrial design for me.

(https://imgur.com/VxNJXoh.jpg)

And once I get my real "dress watch" I might put a nato strap on the Hamilton and wear it more casually.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 11, 2020, 01:16:19 AM
Always good to have a grail in mind!
The hammy is kinda built to put on a Nato but their bracelets are good quality (esp in that price bracket) and it does make the watch more dressy. Khaki is the perfect example of a good GADA (go anywhere, do anything) watch, rock it with pride!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on September 12, 2020, 10:56:34 AM
My collection.

The Seiko Quartz belonged to my grandfather. I inherited it when he died about 20 years ago. A couple of years ago I started to become interested in watches so I had the battery replaced and bought a new cheap strap as the old one was awful. Does not get worn these days but will of course never get rid of it.
The Seiko SARB033 I purchased a year and a half ago when I felt the need for an automatic. Being both sporty and dressy, this one is for all occasions except the aquatic ones.
So naturally I needed a diver. Spent about a month drooling online before getting on a waiting list. Nearly a year later I picked up the Tudor Black Bay 58 from the AD back in April. Love wearing this, and it's no secret that this gets pretty much all of my wrist time. A real stunner for sure, but thinking of swapping it for the navy blue as I'm on the waiting list. If I get the navy blue I might be able to choose the SARB033 over it once in a while when I feel like wearing a black watch, as now I mostly go for the Tudor.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 12, 2020, 08:56:50 PM
Nice collection &#38;#128170;&#38;#127996;
Youíve got a sentimental piece in there, an everyday watch and something to dress it up a bit where needed! The navy BB58 doesnít really do it for me but maybe I need to see it in the flesh? Maybe swap the black SARB for the cream dial? The cream dial one is magical and changes colors in different lights, almost has a pearl like sunburnt in some lights and then it looks matte cream and straight white in others. Very very versatile too. What size are your wrists? I sometimes fantasize about just flipping all my divers and getting a bb58, the 36mm without the bezel always teases me too though...
If you do get the navy blue Tudor, are you going to trade in your black one?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on September 13, 2020, 06:11:59 AM
Thanks!
I think my wrst size is about 16.5 cm.

I'll admit that when the navy blue BB58 was announced it didn't really do it for me either. But since then it has grown on me. It looks a bit more crisp and modern, unlike the black one that maybe tries a little too hard to look vintage. I mean it for sure pulls off the look, but I understand the criticism that some people have against it. I suspect that the navy blue BB58 will age better, unlike this black one that somewhat looks a bit aged already. I also think that the cool blue lume on the navy blue one looks nicer that the warmer greenish lume on the black one. So yes, if and when I get the call from the AD, I'll probably sell the BB58 for a small profit and go for the navy blue..

And no,  I haven't given too much thought into letting go of the SARB033. I briefly considered swapping it for something else, including the SARB035, but I'm leaning heavily towards just keeping it as it's my first automatic. The cream colour looks smashing though.

Current grail and hopefully a piece I'll be able to obtain in the future; 38mm Zenith El Primero 1969.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 14, 2020, 03:39:43 AM
Cool, thatís why I think the bb36 might age better, it already looks like a classic watch imho.

Another user in this thread though got me hooked on Rolex 14000s and now I canít get over the blue dial with the numerals at 3, 6 and 9.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 22, 2020, 02:12:47 AM
Just wanted to pop and say that while I initially thought the seamaster 36 was tiny, itís now hogging all of my wrist time and the rest of my watches (the biggest being 40.5mm) look massive in comparison. Less is definitely more when it comes to size in the world of watches and I encourage you all to try sub 40mm watches as they really are a joy to wear, specifically the 36 - 38 mm range, itís such a sweet spot!

Edit: I lied my ny0040 is 42mm but it wears like a 40mm
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 29, 2020, 05:55:34 AM
My nodus is hopefully shipping in the next few days:
https://watchclicker.com/2020/09/28/nodus-contrail-2/

Edit: it shipped
Edit 2: this guy
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFvyfzcn2XS/?igshid=1brueaja8nmd4
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 06, 2020, 05:58:13 AM
It arrived:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CF_zwpxnd-j/?igshid=132qhye5wgxs8
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on October 07, 2020, 03:08:51 AM
It arrived:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CF_zwpxnd-j/?igshid=132qhye5wgxs8

Looks quality mate, some nice touches. Would take me a while to get used to that dial...how are you finding it?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on October 07, 2020, 12:56:40 PM
Just found this thread. Very stoked. I started getting into watches in the last year. My collection is on the very practical end for the most part.
5600 G Shock - Never thought I'd love skating in a watch
Weekender - w/ strap from the Citizen
Citizen Chandler Chrono - w/Barton strap
Tissot quartz - Was in my wife's family. I don't know much about it, probably late 80's? 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 09, 2020, 04:42:23 AM
So gay imp...
any suggestions for a diver

-automatic
-under 350 euros
-date
-Under 38mm

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 09, 2020, 10:47:20 AM
Looks quality mate, some nice touches. Would take me a while to get used to that dial...how are you finding it?
the dial is the reason I bought it, it's mesmerizing in person, I don't even look at the time LOL
what I'm really loving though, as an expat, is the 12hr bezel, so easy to just check the time in Australia at a glance and you don't need the expense (nor clutter) of a GMT movement!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 09, 2020, 10:57:47 AM
So gay imp...
any suggestions for a diver

-automatic
-under 350 euros
-date
-Under 38mm


damn, that's a hard one... SKX013 is probably your only (?) option unless you are planning to go micro brand and even then I think Maen is the only brand that springs to mind in that size.

Mid size SMP or a Rado Captain Cook are what first came to mind but waaaay over budget. For 350 euro though you could probably chuck in some mods or a strap code bracelt for the SKX too? If you stretched the size (and budget) a tad, you could get a something Steinhart in 39mm, their OVM (https://www.gnomonwatches.com/collections/steinhart/products/ocean-vintage-military-39-gnomon-exclusive) is a great milsub homage with ETA movement. I guess it has no date though...

Quartz marathon GSAR in 36mm would be another really solid option imho, I think the specs would be pretty much perfect for what you're looking for:
https://www.topspecus.com/products/marathon-military-medium-divers-watch-quartz-ww194027
I donít usually rock quartz but Iíd totally make the exception for marathon
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 09, 2020, 12:51:56 PM
Yeah i also found that the skx013 would be it but i cant seem to find it anywhere...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 09, 2020, 04:08:17 PM
Yeah i also found that the skx013 would be it but i cant seem to find it anywhere...
not feeling the marathon?
Are you on FB? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1503241666636531/?ref=share
I flip a lot of watches on that group and they regularly have buy/ sell/ trade threads. If you went on there saying you wanted to buy a (modded) SKX013, Iím sure youíd get a tonne if replies. Or...

https://www.watchpatrol.net/?query=SKX013

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Also, seems like BA is really into watches lately:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CByXPBajNVO/?igshid=qjlilbzj0vrv
Possibly rocking a Cartier?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 10, 2020, 03:14:06 PM
The marathon looks too geeky for me. IĎm looking for something that has more of a vintage vibe.

Something like a sub with a tropical dial.

Whats your take on homage watches? I found a tudor black bay homage by a Ąbrandď called corgeut.

 Still Not a big fan of the snowflakes hands but like the size and vintage look make me tempted

Its a bargain for 129, myota, saphire
the design is basically a 1:1 black bay rip off that says corgeut instead of tudor.

Anyways I canĎt get myself to buy it, it would feel fake. IĎm sure iĎd never wear it.

Thats also why i cant seem to buy the steinhart, too much of a submariner rip off.

Also has anybody ever had a lorier watch? I really like the Neptune model.


Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 10, 2020, 04:11:47 PM
Personally I wouldnít buy a Tudor sub homage, but Iím fine with Steinhart; or at least Iím fine with their milsub homage because that watch is unobtainable for 99.9% of the population. Steinhart are good quality pieces too, I actually owned the OVM 39mm for a minute but bounced it because the lugs were too flat.

Lorier are great, even better now that they run Miyotas and are a lot thinner! The Neptune would be a great option for you (minus not having a date); it takes influence from certain vintage watches but it isnít a straight up homage. Quality/ finishing is up there for the price and you could easily get rid of it if you didnít vibe with it! I recently sold my version 2 for $50 less than I bought it 2 years ago. They get lots of props on the watch community for a good reason. The plexiglass is amazing in person:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu3zLT1HyOC/?igshid=1kxku0ceho2bg
They are actually in stock as of yesterday so Iíd pounce if you want to get one because they sell out quickly !
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Esmith5488 on October 11, 2020, 07:31:13 PM
Not a purchase, but I ended up putting my Hamilton up for sale because I just wasn't feeling the long lugs on the 42mm. I mentioned in the ad that I'm only selling because I want to step down to the 38mm model. A bloke contacted me and said he's got the 38 and it's too small for him- ended up doing a straight swap through the post, sight unseen. Good vibes all round.
NICE! doesnít work like that very often
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 12, 2020, 06:23:33 AM
Just found this thread. Very stoked. I started getting into watches in the last year. My collection is on the very practical end for the most part.
5600 G Shock - Never thought I'd love skating in a watch
Weekender - w/ strap from the Citizen
Citizen Chandler Chrono - w/Barton strap
Tissot quartz - Was in my wife's family. I don't know much about it, probably late 80's? 

meant to get back to you, but that's a nice little start you've got going there, you're right about the g-shock, great watch to skate in. I think because they are so available and affordable people don't rate them enough, but they are one of the most iconic and functional watches to ever exist!

That's cool that you've got the tissot handed down to you, in cases like that it doesn't even matter what the watch is because the sentimental value far outweighs it! Looks like you've got a lot of bases covered and you haven't broken the bank.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on October 12, 2020, 08:13:18 AM
Right on, thanks! Stoked on this thread.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 13, 2020, 02:46:37 PM
http://www.instagram.com/p/BLfndyPhNf3/?igshid=1obaz3xcqlijp (http://www.instagram.com/p/BLfndyPhNf3/?igshid=1obaz3xcqlijp)

Lindsey robertson with a Vintage rolex. Maybe oysterdate.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 13, 2020, 06:42:48 PM
Who woulda thunk? I wonder if he inherited it or heís genuinely into (vintage) watches.

Iíve been stalking BA like crazy, even leaving him comments, but canít really figure what heís wearing in most of his pics. Heís rocking at least 3 different watches though so heís gotta at least have his foot in the rabbit hole!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 14, 2020, 03:03:10 PM
http://www.instagram.com/p/BAY69XsGp_Y/?igshid=1xko2b9meilp6 (http://www.instagram.com/p/BAY69XsGp_Y/?igshid=1xko2b9meilp6)

http://www.instagram.com/p/_HuW4xGpxG/?igshid=apm3kri496ix (http://www.instagram.com/p/_HuW4xGpxG/?igshid=apm3kri496ix)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 14, 2020, 03:19:10 PM
http://www.instagram.com/p/Bre49OJhlgx/?igshid=yep00z6qiic (http://www.instagram.com/p/Bre49OJhlgx/?igshid=yep00z6qiic)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 14, 2020, 03:27:40 PM
http://www.instagram.com/p/B4OgFhtn6_o/?igshid=1ozrlfqltl8lr (http://www.instagram.com/p/B4OgFhtn6_o/?igshid=1ozrlfqltl8lr)

Dyrdek flexing the richard mille, he also has (or had) a rolex yachtmaster.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 14, 2020, 06:34:17 PM
Of course Dyrdek would rock that ghastly thing.
That bones sub is kinda cool even if a tad too loud. Any of you out there rocking shark mesh straps, Iím kinda obsessed with them lately ...


Also Pica, what diver did you end up going with?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 16, 2020, 01:51:08 PM
Of course Dyrdek would rock that ghastly thing.
That bones sub is kinda cool even if a tad too loud. Any of you out there rocking shark mesh straps, Iím kinda obsessed with them lately ...


Also Pica, what diver did you end up going with?

So i orderd the black bay hommage cause i was curiozs and wanted to see it in person. As expected i returned it within a few hours after it arrived.
It was pretty ok craftmanship, i was really surprised what you get for that money.
Yet a bit too bulky for me and other than that it just felt weird since itĎs basically a tudor fake. But i knew that before anyway i wanted to see it in person.

Now i keep browsing the lorier homepage every day and lusting after the neptune III, yet the lack of date and the gigantic crown keep holding me back. Also i must pay around 100 euros import fees so thatĎs another thing.

I just orderd a new strap for my seiko so iĎm gonna wait till that arrives and see if it makes up for my desire to buy a new watch (sure it wonĎt) and then think about it again.

I try not to buy every watch crush but give it somen time.
I told myself to wait at least till the end of this month.

If the lorier is sold out by then so be it.

Also i keep looking at the Timex Q since i look for a watch for work. It might be fine to have a quartz and i kinda dig the retro vibe.
It has date and its around 38mm.

http://www.instagram.com/p/B4Qb7D7Hllz/?igshid=1ihnvo7xsvxv4 (http://www.instagram.com/p/B4Qb7D7Hllz/?igshid=1ihnvo7xsvxv4)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 16, 2020, 05:45:41 PM
@pica the crown on the Lorier doesnít get in the way! As for the no date, I didnít think Iíd be able to do it either but no date watches are just so clean and balanced. Want to know what it was really good for? Just a watch you could chuck on, set the time quickly (no day/ date or am/ pm) and go! Perfect weekend/ holiday watch, although I did used to wear mine to work too! The timex has the heritage and Iím not totally opposed to having one quartz in the collection, and if you do have a quartz itís probably better to have one with a date, at least that way itís always on the right date no? Thatís why I wouldnít mind a quartz GSAR
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 17, 2020, 04:31:10 PM
You got me hooked on BAs watch game.

No idea what this is, although it looks a little bit like the nixon Ąplayerď.

(https://i.ibb.co/5hYR0Sm/AD8-B03-C8-98-B3-44-B8-88-BB-24262-A8-B0338.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Jjxs1GV)


This could be a michael kors:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFXbecRJBQb/?igshid=1v9o8s3r87l6p (https://www.instagram.com/p/CFXbecRJBQb/?igshid=1v9o8s3r87l6p)

(https://i.ibb.co/xqN1GdB/83-E87160-699-C-48-AD-BF56-C0-C380-CB5-E14.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9H7b2S1)

BA pulling a rare one: the one handed norman schwarzkopf.(aka the fidel castro)
Pretty sure the blue one is a swatch.

(https://i.ibb.co/88nQtLd/8390-BEE1-878-F-4-D47-B596-DC11-D8-F69-E4-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kcVPvs9)

Holy shit in a time where free lunch / nine club/ skatehoarders / my war .... you name it exists we need a web show on skaters watches. IĎd call it Wristguard.

At least a jenkem article. Ian make it happen.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 18, 2020, 12:19:04 PM
Koston had a signature gshock...

(https://www.watchuseek.com/attachments/dw-004m-8t-png.745714/)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 18, 2020, 09:21:03 PM
@pica funny, I thought the pink-ish watch might have been some vintage citizen but if it is indeed a fashion watch (MK), we need to give BA a makeover! At first I thought the square watch was a Cartier too but if he is indeed in fashion watch exile, then maybe it's just some cheap rip off which makes me feel dirty...

funny you mention skaters and their watches, do you remember the thread about Malto rocking a Tudor or Submariner?
Can't remember who, but someone posted an article/ interview in there about Rune Gilfberg and his watch collection which I can't seem to find anymore. He's a massive watch nerd with a nice collection!

Don't remember that Koston watch but loving seeing when old Diakka posts pop up on insta, those things were pretty gaudy and very influence heavy if you know what I mean?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 18, 2020, 10:46:43 PM
Found it;
https://youtu.be/VDOC6CHj9oA
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 21, 2020, 06:36:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/XLIoDQm.jpg)

TumYeto - 2003ish
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 21, 2020, 07:43:46 PM
@Joust Ostrich thats cool, who made their watches? The circle F is a great little tie in with their logo and the fact that old military watches used to have a circle and a T to indicate that the lume was made from tritium.
Is this someoneís pro model?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 21, 2020, 07:50:53 PM
I don't know who made them.  Just says "Japan Movement  Stainless Steel Back  Base  Metal Bezel"  "Foundation Super Co" on the back.

No pro model, they just had 3, blue, black, and red.  I remember I ordered 2 of each, and hung on to this one.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 22, 2020, 06:36:59 AM
Thatís cool, Iím guessing the Japanese movement is just referring to them being quartz (unless theyíve got miyota or Seiko movements inside them). Kinda interesting they went with a dive watch design, but I guess it shows that itís such a integral design/ DNA when it comes to modern watches. I could see Duffel rocking the red one!

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpVQp4HcSf/?igshid=ehphulsfy13p
This thing steals so much wrist time, just got the shark mesh sized up and ready to rock!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 25, 2020, 08:23:33 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGyau66HmLi/?igshid=slfy2yxv0f71
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on October 26, 2020, 05:46:13 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGyau66HmLi/?igshid=slfy2yxv0f71

Beefy skate watch.

The skate x watch talk has me thinking back to Diakka. Did any of you ever own one? My hunch is they were in the fashion/novelty watch caetgory and not actually quality. But damn if I don't picture Muska DJing when I think of them.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 26, 2020, 07:20:32 AM
Cheers, I never owned a Diakka and they were all quartz from memory, but they were ahead of the game, the guys who started it must have been watch heads too because their influences were defined being worn on their sleeves.

Funny that Rune rode for them too and ended up being a huge watch nerd. Iíd owned watches before, but some of the original Nixon designs are what started me down the rabbit hole actually so we all have to start somewhere right?

I see Diakka ads/ pics pop up quite a lot on insta lately, they were probably huge in terms of dimensions but I wouldnít mind owning one now, at least from a skate history perspective. Like Nixon though, they were super pricey for what they were...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 26, 2020, 02:04:36 PM
Nixon has some swiss automatic models that
Are around 1k....

And i think you can still order some diakka watches
Through their website.

Also i orderd a cheap aftermarket bracelet for my seiko as recommended in this
Video.

http://youtu.be/2JigDabF9X0 (http://youtu.be/2JigDabF9X0)

So for a total of roughly 130 you get a great everyday
watch. Also the dude hosting the video looks like david duchovny.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on October 26, 2020, 02:26:09 PM
Nice, that Seiko 5 looks classy af. 

I'm a fan of that guy's vids. Good down to earth reviews.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 26, 2020, 03:49:29 PM
Yeah. I also really enjoy the urban gentry chanel

http://youtu.be/dZsRPdSvgj4 (http://youtu.be/dZsRPdSvgj4)

Also that marc gebauer guy keeps me
Entertained.

http://youtu.be/neBvjyERNdw (http://youtu.be/neBvjyERNdw)

Also the rune diakka model is on ebay for 50 bucks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Diakka-Rune-Glifberg-Skateboard-Watch-1998-RARE-Flip-Chad-Muska-Clyde-Singleton/193724184556?hash=item2d1adc77ec:g:omMAAOSwqDJfZ76Y
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on October 27, 2020, 06:00:13 AM
That Rune watch is tempting for the sake of nostalgia!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 27, 2020, 06:49:11 AM
Nice Seiko 5 @pica , I have enough points on an online shopping site over here to just buy one outright, the grey looks nice but as per usual I have too many watches. Good to see you guys like TGV, he can lay it on a bit thick but he's good for the most part.
I was really into Armand the watch guy for a minute, he is super knowledgable, must be hard to stand out from the pack these days though, lots of YouTube watch guys these days.
http://youtu.be/CB0SnnDjXzU

As per usual, I'm in love with my seamaster 36mm and not much else is getting wrist time although I did take my vintage Rado out for a spin over the weekend! nearly straight swapped my limited sinn for a blue Tudor black bay 36 but the dude pulled out at the last minute... kinda bummed on that one!

I though about buying that Diakka but it's probably 44mm :(
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 29, 2020, 01:15:35 AM
Anyone remember these? I vaguely remember the Neil Blender ones:
https://gordonandsmith.com/collections/accessories
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 29, 2020, 05:39:58 AM
http://www.instagram.com/p/BFaWgCrBEra/?igshid=nsu1itw6t29a (http://www.instagram.com/p/BFaWgCrBEra/?igshid=nsu1itw6t29a)

Steve Van doren with the datejust.

Also ther was a HUF gshock colab that i totally missed out on.

https://www.watchpro.com/casio-g-shock-creates-special-edition-digital-watch-association-skate-brand-huf/

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 29, 2020, 02:54:39 PM
Anyone remember these? I vaguely remember the Neil Blender ones:
https://gordonandsmith.com/collections/accessories

I bought the 3 dogs one.  Haven't opened it yet though.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 30, 2020, 06:46:35 PM
(https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/1/optimized/1949221_fpx.tif?$browse$&wid=319&fmt=webp)
Been eyeing this for a while.  It's solar powered.  Normally $205, on sale for $81.  It's a 43mm, which may be a little big for me though.  Any opinions?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 30, 2020, 07:51:31 PM
(https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/1/optimized/1949221_fpx.tif?$browse$&wid=319&fmt=webp)
Been eyeing this for a while.  It's solar powered.  Normally $205, on sale for $81.  It's a 43mm, which may be a little big for me though.  Any opinions?
can't see the image, what's the reference for the watch?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 30, 2020, 07:55:55 PM
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(https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/1/optimized/1949221_fpx.tif?$browse$&wid=319&fmt=webp)
Been eyeing this for a while.  It's solar powered.  Normally $205, on sale for $81.  It's a 43mm, which may be a little big for me though.  Any opinions?
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can't see the image, what's the reference for the watch?

Seiko SNE331

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/seiko-mens-solar-beige-nylon-strap-watch-43mm-sne331?ID=1288429&CategoryID=65993&isDlp=true
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Count Jackula on October 31, 2020, 08:07:52 AM
I won this watch a year or so ago via a trivia/contest from The Bunt Live.  https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong (https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong).

I guess itís kind of a cheapo watch, but it looks nice. Itís not very comfortable. Ignorant question, are watches ever comfortable? I believe I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome which doesnít help.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on October 31, 2020, 12:04:49 PM
I won this watch a year or so ago via a trivia/contest from The Bunt Live.  https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong (https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong).

I guess itís kind of a cheapo watch, but it looks nice. Itís not very comfortable. Ignorant question, are watches ever comfortable? I believe I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome which doesnít help.

Yeah i think watches feel great on the wrist. For me it feels weird not to wear one.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 31, 2020, 06:51:43 PM
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(https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/1/optimized/1949221_fpx.tif?$browse$&wid=319&fmt=webp)
Been eyeing this for a while.  It's solar powered.  Normally $205, on sale for $81.  It's a 43mm, which may be a little big for me though.  Any opinions?
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can't see the image, what's the reference for the watch?
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Seiko SNE331

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/seiko-mens-solar-beige-nylon-strap-watch-43mm-sne331?ID=1288429&CategoryID=65993&isDlp=true
nice looking field watch, 43mm is pretty damn big though and I canít vouch for the quality of those solar models. Have you ever owned a Seiko 5? Probably get one for a similar price. What size is your wrist?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 31, 2020, 07:07:49 PM
I won this watch a year or so ago via a trivia/contest from The Bunt Live.  https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong (https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong).

I guess itís kind of a cheapo watch, but it looks nice. Itís not very comfortable. Ignorant question, are watches ever comfortable? I believe I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome which doesnít help.
will depend on a few factors:

- the watch size in ratio to wrist size, it looks to be 40mm which is quite big for a dial especially if it doesnít have a bezel. How big is your wrist?

- where you actually wear it on your wrist, is it above or below that little round bone that sticks up on your wrist? If itís below, itís highly likely it will dig into your wrist.

- how tight do you wear it? General rule of thumb: you should be able to fit one whole finger between your strap and your wrist. Some like it tighter/ looser, but that generally works for me because itís stays where it should.

- the position of the crown; yours is it 3 oíclock so it might dig into your wrist if your watch sits too low. 4 oíclock (and 8 oíclock) crowns give you a lot more range of movement. Iím wearing a 42mm citizen ny0040 as we speak and even though itís the MAX I can go in terms of size, the 8 oíclock crown means it never gets in the way.

- the shape of the lugs, do they curve down and conform to wrist, or is the watch relatively flat? Like a skateboardís wheelbase, lug to lug length will greatly affect how the watch wears on your wrist. Too long and itís going to be hanging off the edges of your wrists and creating unwanted negative space.

For me 36 - 38mm watches work best on my wrist, my wrist is round so I like my lugs curved and while I do like a 4 or 8 oíclock crown, it isnít really a huge factor because I wear my watches a tad higher on my wrist and donít let them slip down to where they interfere with my range of movement.

Type of strap is also a huge factor, some bracelets/ straps simply arenít comfortable. Maybe try sticking it on a Nato if you want to improve the comfort factor?

As @pica said, when youíve got a watch that fits just right, it doesnít even feel like youíre wearing it. I guess, like rings and other jewelry/ accessories, it does take a minute to get used if you havenít worn one up until now. If I leave the house without a watch ... wait, no that never actually happens  ;D
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Count Jackula on November 04, 2020, 07:32:50 AM
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I won this watch a year or so ago via a trivia/contest from The Bunt Live.  https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong (https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong).

I guess itís kind of a cheapo watch, but it looks nice. Itís not very comfortable. Ignorant question, are watches ever comfortable? I believe I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome which doesnít help.
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will depend on a few factors:

- the watch size in ratio to wrist size, it looks to be 40mm which is quite big for a dial especially if it doesnít have a bezel. How big is your wrist?

- where you actually wear it on your wrist, is it above or below that little round bone that sticks up on your wrist? If itís below, itís highly likely it will dig into your wrist.

- how tight do you wear it? General rule of thumb: you should be able to fit one whole finger between your strap and your wrist. Some like it tighter/ looser, but that generally works for me because itís stays where it should.

- the position of the crown; yours is it 3 oíclock so it might dig into your wrist if your watch sits too low. 4 oíclock (and 8 oíclock) crowns give you a lot more range of movement. Iím wearing a 42mm citizen ny0040 as we speak and even though itís the MAX I can go in terms of size, the 8 oíclock crown means it never gets in the way.

- the shape of the lugs, do they curve down and conform to wrist, or is the watch relatively flat? Like a skateboardís wheelbase, lug to lug length will greatly affect how the watch wears on your wrist. Too long and itís going to be hanging off the edges of your wrists and creating unwanted negative space.

For me 36 - 38mm watches work best on my wrist, my wrist is round so I like my lugs curved and while I do like a 4 or 8 oíclock crown, it isnít really a huge factor because I wear my watches a tad higher on my wrist and donít let them slip down to where they interfere with my range of movement.

Type of strap is also a huge factor, some bracelets/ straps simply arenít comfortable. Maybe try sticking it on a Nato if you want to improve the comfort factor?

As @pica said, when youíve got a watch that fits just right, it doesnít even feel like youíre wearing it. I guess, like rings and other jewelry/ accessories, it does take a minute to get used if you havenít worn one up until now. If I leave the house without a watch ... wait, no that never actually happens  ;D

I want to thank you for your response. I havenít had time to reply to everything you said, but appreciate the insight.

I made an adjustment so that the band fits more snugly around my wrist and doesnít fall below the bone you mentioned. I had a Seiko watch with a leather band that I wore for years, which I found to be more comfortable. Iím also ambidextrous which may contribute to my apprehension of watches. I wear it on my right wrist because my motor skills are in my left hand (eating, writing), but I throw a ball and carry heavier bags on my right. Now Iím overthinking it.

P.S. I think what originally interested in me in watches at all (besides when Nixon was kinda big in skateboarding when I was a kid), was in the afterword for The Autobiography of Malcolm X where he expressed ďI have less patience with someone who doesn't wear a watch than with anyone else, for this type is not time-conscious.Ē
Iíve always been a super punctual person by nature, are any of you watch heads the same way?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 04, 2020, 07:44:47 PM
No problem whatsoever, glad you got something out of it! Leather straps will tend to form to your wrist better and thus why you probably found the Seiko more comfortable. Metal bracelets are quite hit and miss for me and it wasnít until I got to buying mid-tier pieces that I really ďgotĒ just how comfortable they could be. The wrist you wear your watch on will come down to personal preference; Iím right handed and wear mine on my left which is pretty standard but there are lots of exceptions.

Iím pretty punctual but not down to the second, otherwise Iíd get a grand Seiko quartz. I first really got into watches because one of my old managers that I really respected said itís a bit of faux par in business to wear a suit without relatively nice watch and I think what he meant by that is that watches really accentuate whatever it is your wearing and thus you should choose your watch based on what youíre wearing. Thatís a nice quote though!

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So nyjah is now sponsored by bvlgari, pretty crazy sponsor to have as a skater but I probably wouldnít turn them back if they came knocking at my door.

Also, Sean Connery passed the other day and he is pretty much solely responsible for popularizing the whole Nato on a diver trend so yesterday I rocked this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHJapk3Lyzc/?igshid=k814y8shhofu
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on November 05, 2020, 01:24:07 AM
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I won this watch a year or so ago via a trivia/contest from The Bunt Live.  https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong (https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong).

I guess itís kind of a cheapo watch, but it looks nice. Itís not very comfortable. Ignorant question, are watches ever comfortable? I believe I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome which doesnít help.
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will depend on a few factors:

- the watch size in ratio to wrist size, it looks to be 40mm which is quite big for a dial especially if it doesnít have a bezel. How big is your wrist?

- where you actually wear it on your wrist, is it above or below that little round bone that sticks up on your wrist? If itís below, itís highly likely it will dig into your wrist.

- how tight do you wear it? General rule of thumb: you should be able to fit one whole finger between your strap and your wrist. Some like it tighter/ looser, but that generally works for me because itís stays where it should.

- the position of the crown; yours is it 3 oíclock so it might dig into your wrist if your watch sits too low. 4 oíclock (and 8 oíclock) crowns give you a lot more range of movement. Iím wearing a 42mm citizen ny0040 as we speak and even though itís the MAX I can go in terms of size, the 8 oíclock crown means it never gets in the way.

- the shape of the lugs, do they curve down and conform to wrist, or is the watch relatively flat? Like a skateboardís wheelbase, lug to lug length will greatly affect how the watch wears on your wrist. Too long and itís going to be hanging off the edges of your wrists and creating unwanted negative space.

For me 36 - 38mm watches work best on my wrist, my wrist is round so I like my lugs curved and while I do like a 4 or 8 oíclock crown, it isnít really a huge factor because I wear my watches a tad higher on my wrist and donít let them slip down to where they interfere with my range of movement.

Type of strap is also a huge factor, some bracelets/ straps simply arenít comfortable. Maybe try sticking it on a Nato if you want to improve the comfort factor?

As @pica said, when youíve got a watch that fits just right, it doesnít even feel like youíre wearing it. I guess, like rings and other jewelry/ accessories, it does take a minute to get used if you havenít worn one up until now. If I leave the house without a watch ... wait, no that never actually happens  ;D
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I want to thank you for your response. I havenít had time to reply to everything you said, but appreciate the insight.

I made an adjustment so that the band fits more snugly around my wrist and doesnít fall below the bone you mentioned. I had a Seiko watch with a leather band that I wore for years, which I found to be more comfortable. Iím also ambidextrous which may contribute to my apprehension of watches. I wear it on my right wrist because my motor skills are in my left hand (eating, writing), but I throw a ball and carry heavier bags on my right. Now Iím overthinking it.

P.S. I think what originally interested in me in watches at all (besides when Nixon was kinda big in skateboarding when I was a kid), was in the afterword for The Autobiography of Malcolm X where he expressed ďI have less patience with someone who doesn't wear a watch than with anyone else, for this type is not time-conscious.Ē
Iíve always been a super punctual person by nature, are any of you watch heads the same way?

This is a great quote!

My boss is generally 30 mins-2 hours late for every meeting (even the ones that he schedules) and me and my colleagues often joke that we should buy him a watch as a gift as a not so subtle hint, but we know he would become irrational and tell us about how his time is more valuable than ours as he often does and he would never wear the watch and continue to be late.

As for your original post about watch comfort, It was very challenging when I first got a watch with a metal bracelet because it felt heavy and I had it one link too long at first, but now that it's sized properly and I'm more used to it, I feel weird without it. Also, my other watch has a nato strap and I like that to be a little looser on my wrist than the bracelet so figuring that out the 2 watches are not 1:1 but rather different things helped too.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Tony on November 05, 2020, 07:13:46 AM
I wanna be apart of this subsection of slap.......Iím gonna go buy a watch
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on November 05, 2020, 12:05:16 PM
I wanna be apart of this subsection of slap.......Iím gonna go buy a watch

What are you looking for? Whats your budget?

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 05, 2020, 03:57:56 PM
I wanna be apart of this subsection of slap.......Iím gonna go buy a watch

come, come to the dark side!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Tony on November 05, 2020, 05:47:23 PM
Iíd probably be willing to spend 2 bills on a watch I really dig, I have a Casio beater I usually wear and a god awful gshock my chick got me one year
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 06, 2020, 04:00:54 AM
2 bills = $200 usd?

Whatís your wrist size, and what style of watches do you like?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Tony on November 06, 2020, 06:05:58 AM
2 bills = $200 usd?

Whatís your wrist size, and what style of watches do you like?

Oh yea sorry 200 usd, I really like the simplistic ones that were being posted earlier in the thread, like that Russian on and the military style ones, and I havenít the slightest how big my wrist it, I just measured it with this tape I have....like 8inches or some shit iono
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 06, 2020, 08:14:45 AM
Sound like you want a field watch.
If your wrist is 8 inches, youíll be able to rock a lot of different sizes but anything below 40mm might look a tad small. For your budget with military styling, can I suggest the Seiko 5 SNZG series? They come in 3 (4?) different colors but Iíd go either for black or the ivory dial. They go well with a lot of straps and you should be able to pick up one for around $150 ish! $50 left over to pick up some straps.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf0B7tvFERt/?igshid=187pc7f3yyltb

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEglNX8Hlgn/?igshid=q9iwtczu95kg

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDJ-hOYnT9S/?igshid=clkezgi9pi0l

They have a see through case back and 100m water resistance, will make a great everyday watch that you can dress up/ down depending on what youíre wearing. Chuck it on a brown leather strap and you can wear it to work/ for business casual. Put it back on the Nato for everything else. Great first automatic watch 8)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on November 06, 2020, 12:33:43 PM
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Whatís your wrist size, and what style of watches do you like?
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Oh yea sorry 200 usd, I really like the simplistic ones that were being posted earlier in the thread, like that Russian on and the military style ones, and I havenít the slightest how big my wrist it, I just measured it with this tape I have....like 8inches or some shit iono

The Ąrussian oneď runs pretty small, as most vintage watches do.

But it got rereleased quite recently in a bigger version (40mm)

Its handwinding comes in a few differen dial/case combinations and is around 200-300 bucks.

You can find it on ebay and many watch sites (also amazon i think).

Its the ĄSturmanskie sputnik heritageď

The strap looks terrible though.

http://www.instagram.com/p/BoOaZYcng-x/?igshid=1fltvrkjx04s (http://www.instagram.com/p/BoOaZYcng-x/?igshid=1fltvrkjx04s)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Tony on November 07, 2020, 05:16:11 AM
Wow thanks guys, thatís exactly what I was looking for, Iíll definitely let you guys know what I get!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 07, 2020, 07:41:35 AM
Wow thanks guys, thatís exactly what I was looking for, Iíll definitely let you guys know what I get!!
see if you can go and try on a lot of watches to start to get an idea of sizes. The seiko I listed is 41.5mm which shouldn't look big on your wrist if it's 8". There is the smaller SNK series too at 37mm which I love, but you may find it too small.
Also, try and read/ watch lots of reviews to get a balanced overview of the watch you're thinking of buying; each watch, no matter the price range, will have negatives, you should be aware of them all before you buy.

https://www.thewatchhand.com/reviews/seiko-snzg15-never-forget-first/
https://wornandwound.com/review/seiko-5-snzg-review/
http://romeoswatches.com/the-seiko-snzg07-09-11-13-15-17-review/
https://www.watchreviewblog.com/seiko-snzg15-seiko-5-automatic-watch-review/

The SNZG seikos I listed don't have hand-wind or hacking functions and the crystal is Seiko hardlex, not sapphire. Neither of these are really deal breakers, especially for under $200, but things you should at least be aware of before purchasing. Do keep us posted!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on November 07, 2020, 01:14:04 PM
Although the sturmanskie is a fun watch iĎd also suggest you to get a SEIKO as your first watch.
 its more of a an everyday watch, has day and date and i prefer automatic. Also if you might want to look at orient watches. They are in your budget yet they run pretty big.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Count Jackula on November 08, 2020, 04:48:49 PM
I won this watch a year or so ago via a trivia/contest from The Bunt Live.  https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong (https://chpobrand.com/product/nando-betong).

I guess itís kind of a cheapo watch, but it looks nice. Itís not very comfortable. Ignorant question, are watches ever comfortable? I believe I have mild carpal tunnel syndrome which doesnít help.

(https://i.imgur.com/ojRFsyl.jpg)

I couldn't be a hand model.  :'(
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 08, 2020, 05:02:02 PM
Not overly big by modern-day standards, but it is taking up quite a lot of real estate on your wrist (at least in my worthless  ďless is more in the world of watches!Ē opinion) hence why you might fell like it gets in the way.
Design is nice and simple though and milanese bands are trending at the moment  so youíre defs in vogue!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Count Jackula on November 08, 2020, 05:12:13 PM
Not overly big by modern-day standards, but it is taking up quite a lot of real estate on your wrist (at least in my worthless  ďless is more in the world of watches!Ē opinion) hence why you might fell like it gets in the way.
Design is nice and simple though and milanese bands are trending at the moment  so youíre defs in vogue!
I tried wearing it to work last week (outdoors, brisk weather). It looks nice with a coat and gloves at least. I respect your opinion though, Iím grateful to have won it.
One of these days I may want to splurge on a new watch, but as you said, less is more, and that especially applies to saving money. I just splurged on a rice cooker. Time instruments, though, arenít necessarily gonna improve my life at the moment. I can admire them though!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 08, 2020, 05:48:50 PM
Yeah, if you got it for free just enjoy it for what it is! Diving down the watch rabbit hole, in most cases, isnít a cheap journey by any means and things like rice cookers and family etc should always take priority. If your financial situation changes or you get bitten by the bug, donít forget to come back for advice.; thatís something I wish I had in the early stages of my collecting. It took me a long time (not to mention financial investment) to really figure out what I like/ want/ need in a watch.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 26, 2020, 04:35:31 AM
Anything bought anything new lately?
Iíve finally started taking my seiko sbp149/ SBDC107 out but Iím kinda lusting after one of these:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGuzlpUHq8k/?igshid=1wscyrp7lu2zp

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIDcCWor1Gb/?igshid=1gpmfyirl7chk

And I still need to bounce 3 or so watches and buy a 36mm Tudor black bay
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on November 26, 2020, 08:33:44 AM
The green dial and bezel look so good on that Seiko.  I don't own any watches with a green dial but would love an Alpinist some day.
I recently picked up a vintage style strap from Ritche. I'm really happy with it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on November 26, 2020, 10:46:02 AM
(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 26, 2020, 04:13:46 PM
The green dial and bezel look so good on that Seiko.  I don't own any watches with a green dial but would love an Alpinist some day.
I recently picked up a vintage style strap from Ritche. I'm really happy with it.
yeah, I'm usually a sucker for anything blue but they got the green on this one just right. Alpinists don't really do anything for me but they seem to be pretty divisive; you either love them or hate them.
having said that, the new range of stripped down alpinists seems pretty cool:
https://item.rakuten.co.jp/yano-online/sbdc115/
I really like the blue one!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 26, 2020, 04:21:31 PM
(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.
never heard of NWC but it seems like they are a homage brand here in Japan with heavy military influences. I donít think thatís necessarily a bad thing if you like classic designs.

Lowercase do lots of collabs over here (I think they are just a design team) and have some done some great ones with Seiko and their (mini) tuna diver. Apparently they are also somehow connected to edifice?
The quartz NWC popped up on my feed this morning and it retails for for 25000 yen so I'm guessing the automatic versions will be on the higher end of that.

https://baycrews.jp/item/detail/edifice/acc/20090310230040?utm_campaign=edifice&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=7225124612_11226173686_108774189823_468696743725_pla-61448744814_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz_G-1_mh7QIVxq2WCh2rsQCeEAQYAiABEgL_yPD_BwE

Seiko NH35A movement is entry level at best but it hacks/ hand winds and is tough, hence why lots of micro brands use them (and itís still better than wha seiko uses for the SKX). Not exactly "swiss" or super accurate but hey, if you were looking to buy into the whole Swiss thing you wouldn't be in this price bracket. Looks like it has nice military vibes and they got the case size right (under 40mm). The type of bracelet is classed as Milanese, it's a little bit finer and more elegant when compared to something like chunky shark mesh aka what I have on my omega:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpVQp4HcSf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Milanese bracelets are trending hard atm though, Omega are now using them on their latest bond seamaster and Rado captain cooks (at least in 37mm) have them as stock instead of their regular beads of rice version. Not a bad looking watch if you got the cash to spend. If itís done/ being sold through beams Japan, then the quality will be good, at least for that price range. Beams are quite picky about who they work with.

The Seiko alternative would be the 5KX, they have a black one on a Milanese.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1TR4Q_neVT/?igshid=wtrwcx1toa1x
Case size is a little bigger tho... I think thereís also a blue version. Maybe @jay_nev has seen one/ tried one on in real life? I think he was considering one before he bought his citizen
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on November 27, 2020, 04:04:23 AM
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Thanks!

So you're saying the movement in this NWC is technically better than say... the one in a SKX013 (another diver I was looking at)? What makes one movement better than another? I actually have no idea.

Is there an advantage to buying from a big brand like Seiko vs one of these smaller brands? Or vice versa?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 27, 2020, 03:37:29 PM
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Thanks!

So you're saying the movement in this NWC is technically better than say... the one in a SKX013 (another diver I was looking at)? What makes one movement better than another? I actually have no idea.

Is there an advantage to buying from a big brand like Seiko vs one of these smaller brands? Or vice versa?
in terms of accuracy you wonít see too much difference between these movements, especially not in this price range. The SKX013ís downfall, or should I say its movements downfall, is the inability to hack and hand wind.
Hacking means that the second hand stops when youíre setting the time, if it doesnít hack the second hand will continue to move even when youíre trying to set the time. Not really the be all and end all of automatic watches but it is a handy function. Hand winding on the other hand is a bit of a deal breaker for me because it means you canít manually wind the movement to keep it charged, you need to shake it (or give it the seiko shuffle). Not so much of a problem if youíre quite active (your natural movements will charge the watch throughout the day) but kinda annoying if you work at a desk... at least Iím my opinion. Other than that I think the SKX013 is a very solid watch and it will certainly last you a long time with little/ no maintenance. I just think the prices are a little inflated these days now that has been discontinued and especially since it essentially has the same movement as a $80 seiko 5. Donít get me wrong though, itís other specs and its legendary status in the watch world arenít to be taken lightly.

As for micro brand vs well-established brand, this will really come down to personal preference. At this very moment Iím wearing a Nodus so I dig micro brands too but the main drawback is going to be parts. Sure, any watchmaker could replace the movement in a NWC if it breaks, but what happens if they disappear and in 5 years time you need a new bracelet? Even in a zombie apocalypse, you could still get parts for the SKX!!!

Quality is another issue too and unless the micro brand is well established, itís hard to judge the quality at least in the long term.

Personally I think it would be better to build your collection around 1 solid watch that can hold its own (like the SKX) and then have other watches that compliment that one watch of that makes sense?

An SKX013 with a few different strap options could easily be a one watch collection and any watch nerd worth his weight will be able to recognize the significance of the watch you are wearing. Not that that really matters in the scheme of things (wear what you love) but the SKX, despite its high prices these days, gets love for a reason. NWC I donít know too much about, but they seem like they have heavy homage vibes. I donít hate homage watches, but they are trying to be something they are not, for better or for worse. You have to make up your mind how you feel about that; if you like the look and canít afford vintage (and for something like a real Rolex milsub that =100k), then they are definitely the way to go.

I also want your watch to last the test of time which is why I kept harping on at @jay_nev tp get a citizen NY0040, he wanted something classic that would still look good in 10 or 20 years and that watch will 100% fulfill that role imho... and it will look awesome when itís all beat up and old!

Iíll let you digest that wall of text for a second, do let me know if you need anything else.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on November 28, 2020, 02:45:55 AM
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Thanks!

So you're saying the movement in this NWC is technically better than say... the one in a SKX013 (another diver I was looking at)? What makes one movement better than another? I actually have no idea.

Is there an advantage to buying from a big brand like Seiko vs one of these smaller brands? Or vice versa?
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in terms of accuracy you wonít see too much difference between these movements, especially not in this price range. The SKX013ís downfall, or should I say its movements downfall, is the inability to hack and hand wind.
Hacking means that the second hand stops when youíre setting the time, if it doesnít hack the second hand will continue to move even when youíre trying to set the time. Not really the be all and end all of automatic watches but it is a handy function. Hand winding on the other hand is a bit of a deal breaker for me because it means you canít manually wind the movement to keep it charged, you need to shake it (or give it the seiko shuffle). Not so much of a problem if youíre quite active (your natural movements will charge the watch throughout the day) but kinda annoying if you work at a desk... at least Iím my opinion. Other than that I think the SKX013 is a very solid watch and it will certainly last you a long time with little/ no maintenance. I just think the prices are a little inflated these days now that has been discontinued and especially since it essentially has the same movement as a $80 seiko 5. Donít get me wrong though, itís other specs and its legendary status in the watch world arenít to be taken lightly.

As for micro brand vs well-established brand, this will really come down to personal preference. At this very moment Iím wearing a Nodus so I dig micro brands too but the main drawback is going to be parts. Sure, any watchmaker could replace the movement in a NWC if it breaks, but what happens if they disappear and in 5 years time you need a new bracelet? Even in a zombie apocalypse, you could still get parts for the SKX!!!

Quality is another issue too and unless the micro brand is well established, itís hard to judge the quality at least in the long term.

Personally I think it would be better to build your collection around 1 solid watch that can hold its own (like the SKX) and then have other watches that compliment that one watch of that makes sense?

An SKX013 with a few different strap options could easily be a one watch collection and any watch nerd worth his weight will be able to recognize the significance of the watch you are wearing. Not that that really matters in the scheme of things (wear what you love) but the SKX, despite its high prices these days, gets love for a reason. NWC I donít know too much about, but they seem like they have heavy homage vibes. I donít hate homage watches, but they are trying to be something they are not, for better or for worse. You have to make up your mind how you feel about that; if you like the look and canít afford vintage (and for something like a real Rolex milsub that =100k), then they are definitely the way to go.

I also want your watch to last the test of time which is why I kept harping on at @jay_nev tp get a citizen NY0040, he wanted something classic that would still look good in 10 or 20 years and that watch will 100% fulfill that role imho... and it will look awesome when itís all beat up and old!

Iíll let you digest that wall of text for a second, do let me know if you need anything else.

Good and useful info, thanks!

This would actually be my 3rd watch, so I'm not looking for some catch-all, but rather something to round out my collection... see below:

Here's my "collection" haha:

(https://imgur.com/NQDIcrJ.jpg)

The Hamilton is for when I need to wear a shirt with sleeves and the Weekender is for everything else.

Eventually I want to get a Cartier Santos, either the all gold version or the steel with gold accents, I haven't had a chance to try them on yet, because I won't be able to afford either one for a while.

Anyway, yes, I'll let all this info seep in, thanks again, it's quite helpful. I think I this point, I may just stay happy with what I already have and shoot for something in the next level up like the Cartier. I do like the look of a diver, though, so, I'll probably get one eventually, but I may think on it a bit longer or maybe consider it as my 4th watch. And when I do that I will definitely look at a milanese watchband (or even the heavier mesh you mentioned) because it's a good combo in my eyes.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 28, 2020, 04:00:16 AM
Cool, sorry didnít realize it was the same poster. The hammy is the solid pillar in your collection so you can go either way with the diver; well established brand or micro, maybe even add some color (I have a thing for blue divers) in too? Milanese and/ or shark mesh are pretty easy to pick up after market too, but youíre right, it makes for a killer combo! Do let me know if you need any other help and good luck on stacking chips for the Cartier!

***
I tried on a LOT of watches today, might chuck some first impressions up next week, but I will say that Iím now considering a Nomos and may have even found a bronze watch that I like...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 01, 2020, 07:26:57 PM
watches tried on on my recent trip away with the fam:
tried on the black version of this...
https://www.instagram.com/p/CCpzK8oH1js/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
wish they had the green. it didn't wear overly big but not tiny either, def has presence though. I'll hold out on my final decision until I see the green. The bracelet is too chunky for me anyway!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHB8REzDJDV/
tried on the green and black/ grey versions. the alpinist has never done much for me (despite me liking green watches) but this version is a lot better imho AND they got the dimensions right at 37.5mm (PLUS a black date wheel). tis a nice watch, just not what I'm looking for atm...
explorer vibes with 200m wr for under a grand is pretty epic tho

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHjYeYjHgfH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
this was just for shits in giggles (although if it was really nice I was considering bouncing my collection and dropping 5k). it's thicker than my SBDC107 and at face value you can't really tell the difference between them. Sure it has a high-beat GS movement but the finishing wasn't *that* great in the scheme of things... maybe I'm missing something but didn't seem worth the price of admission.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CC9ilFUp76j/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
have you ever tried on a marine master? I certainly haven't so again for shits and giggles (and plus it's 1.5k cheaper than SBDX I posted up there). this thing is ridics, 15mm thickness makes it feel like your wearing a UFO on your wrist, rest of the dimensions are pretty manageable but I don't see the appeal here...

this was just the first shop I went to, bit of a Seiko binge, the willard in green is still enticing me
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 02, 2020, 08:19:53 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7WVZ7EB-O-/?igshid=iib66r1z7s8o
This in 36mm on the bracelet. Case size was fine but the bracelet tapers too much and makes it feel dainty. Bracelet is also too polished for me liking.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_K_3qIH9Lz/?igshid=qk4nnbrved81
The 40mm version in what is probably the best colour there is. Again, not a fan of the bracelet but this looks better on leather anyway. Wears like a 39mm imho and you know what? Pilot watches are supposed to be large. Has 20 mm lug width too which means it would take a lot of straps. I honestly think this could be the pick of the bunch. The shop clerk kept telling me it was the perfect fit and was surprised that I thought 40mm was big.

FF to this:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7trZADC0Tv/?igshid=npnzxk9e3r0p
I always was attracted to the steel version of this colour of the 36mm even though Iíve never seen one in real life, I got half lucky and got to see the bronze version. Now Iíll be the first to hate in bronze watches but this thing is gorgeous!!! Why oh why does it have to have 17mm lugs? If it has 18mm I probably would have bought it then and there ... despite the fact the the case will look like an old coin in 5 years time. Iím still really keen to see the steal version of this colour!

Which then brought me to this:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEhGkhDn2aU/?igshid=6ai1a9g7wwif
35mm dial with 18mm lugs. Never really seen a Nomos in real life either but this one piqued my interest in the brand. Hand wound with a display caseback and super thin, this would make for a great daily wearer and will be super versatile in terms of strap options. So now Iím tossing up between this and the Oris BCPD in 36mm but the Nomos is kinda in the lead because of its functionality and versatility.
The dial doesnít even look that special in this pic but in real life the orange and the pink really pop off of the grey, hard to pinpoint it but it has what watch nerds call the call x-factor!

Still need to see the green Willard Seiko in the flesh and also need to bounce like 3k worth of my current collection to fund said purchases... (and still lusting after a Tudor BB 36 for my birthday)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on December 03, 2020, 12:03:05 AM
That last Nomos is dope. I really like the half arabic numbers/half roman numerals on the face, that's a cool touch. Is that common?

But 35mm seems tiny, even though I prefer a tiny watch it just doesn't seem like a "standard" size, but I guess that's part of the appeal of it.

What is the price on those? Just out of curiosity.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 12:18:15 AM
That last Nomos is dope. I really like the half arabic numbers/half roman numerals on the face, that's a cool touch. Is that common?

But 35mm seems tiny, even though I prefer a tiny watch it just doesn't seem like a "standard" size, but I guess that's part of the appeal of it.

What is the price on those? Just out of curiosity.
pics donít do the Nomos justice! That type of dial is a called a (reverse) California style dial. I think Rolex used to use it sometimes back In the day.

You would think 35mm is small but a) it doesnít have a bezel like a dive watch so itís all face
b) Nomos are notorious for their long lugs so it still takes up a lot of wrist real estate.

Also be aware that even into the 50s 60s, 34mm was considered to be a masculine size watch, 37mm dive watches were scoffed at for their ridiculous size.
The Nomos club campus rentals for just under 2k but I think you can get them on the grey market for a lot cheaper, also the ones that donít have a open exhibition caseback are $300 cheaper, BUT their movements are in-house so you really want to show them off.

Also, Nomos make the same watch in 35, 38, 41 and 43mm which means thereís an option for everyone. They do tend to wear big for their dimensions though due to the long lugs I mentioned.

Bonus round:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIR15arniZ8/?igshid=wa3vo8dj7dt4
Too big and I already owned a 65 a long time ago but I like Japanese denim. Of these had 200m wr and were 37 - 38, Iíd be all over them. They offer a 36 version but I donít like the date window!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4PrYxvHKw3/?igshid=13tapueqpe9oc
This really ticks a lot of boxes for me; great size (36mm), good power reserve (80 hours), hand wound, military history, price isnít ridics.
The mineral crystal is a bummer tho, if they made it plexi, you could just buff the scratches out (like the OGversion) but no, they had to make it Mineral which basically means you have to put up with scratches ... sheesh they could have just done sapphire
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on December 03, 2020, 12:55:24 AM
The nomos club campus starts at 900 euros on chrono24

I just bought a nomos orion 33 Duo for my wife, regular prce is 1200, paid 850 through chrono.
the quality is amazing.

Also a timex Q for myself is on the way.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Yushin Okami on December 03, 2020, 08:16:35 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CHB8REzDJDV/
tried on the green and black/ grey versions. the alpinist has never done much for me (despite me liking green watches) but this version is a lot better imho AND they got the dimensions right at 37.5mm (PLUS a black date wheel). tis a nice watch, just not what I'm looking for atm...
explorer vibes with 200m wr for under a grand is pretty epic tho

I really like this version, and one I may pick-up. I don't know much about watches and only have one my dad gifted me a few years ago (a watch of his he didn't feel he wore enough). It's too dressy for everyday use, but that Seiko is great. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on December 03, 2020, 01:38:44 PM
The nomos club campus starts at 900 euros on chrono24

I just bought a nomos orion 33 Duo for my wife, regular prce is 1200, paid 850 through chrono.
the quality is amazing.

Also a timex Q for myself is on the way.

Nice! I've had my eye on the Timex Falcon for a bit.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 02:04:13 PM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CHB8REzDJDV/
tried on the green and black/ grey versions. the alpinist has never done much for me (despite me liking green watches) but this version is a lot better imho AND they got the dimensions right at 37.5mm (PLUS a black date wheel). tis a nice watch, just not what I'm looking for atm...
explorer vibes with 200m wr for under a grand is pretty epic tho
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I really like this version, and one I may pick-up. I don't know much about watches and only have one my dad gifted me a few years ago (a watch of his he didn't feel he wore enough). It's too dressy for everyday use, but that Seiko is great. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
. No problem, they go for around $700 I think, which isnít that cheap but itís a quality watch and will last you a long time. Perfect for everyday wear and will look good no matter your attire. Only the green version comes on a bracelet, the blue and black/grey come on leather so thatís something you might want to factor in? These will be super versatile in terms of strap options though. Your hardest choice will be which colour to get, all three are really stunning (personally is go blue or black/ grey).
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: finknoos on December 06, 2020, 02:48:02 AM
Only just saw this thread and thought i'd share with you lovely people.
I've got a hand full of cheap swatches etc that i've picked up (usually drunk at airports over the years) but heres my main two.

Casio Royale
This is my every day watch, useful having a light an a timer function which I use for cooking on almost every meal, also being 50atm water proof and cheap makes it a great beater. Also I find it slightly more interesting looking that the regular digital watches of a similar price point
 
(https://stormgrass.com/content/images/2020/03/ETTC53LX0AI5-Ni.jpg)


Marloe Cherwell
This is my more fancy watch that I normally reserve for almost any kind of occasion, going out to dinner, family events etc.
It is a hand would watch which feels very pleasant to wind and i'm a big fan of the thought that it doesn't work without my regular winding for some reason, something about it being a symbiotic relationship I guess. It is made by a micro brand from my home city which makes me feel like i'm wearing a little piece of home now that I have moved far away.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e5/e0/f1/e5e0f15e4f418b139eb73b3afd702559.jpg)

(https://i.redd.it/295gwuenl6641.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 06, 2020, 09:20:42 PM
@finknoos
that's a nice two watch collection (minus your swatches)
Casio royale is a classic choice that pretty much goes with anything unless you are getting suited up, great GEDA (go anywhere, do anything) watch.

never heard of Marloe but that is one nice looking movement, is it in house or based off another movement?
what the diameter of the dial?
that's cool that you did the ritual of winding your watch, something that you can only really get with hand wound movements. the lack of date would make it much more satisfying too; my vintage hand wound Rado doesn't have a quickset for the date function so if it completely unwinds, I have to wait a full month before using it again LOL
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: finknoos on December 07, 2020, 04:26:42 AM
@finknoos
that's a nice two watch collection (minus your swatches)
Casio royale is a classic choice that pretty much goes with anything unless you are getting suited up, great GEDA (go anywhere, do anything) watch.

never heard of Marloe but that is one nice looking movement, is it in house or based off another movement?
what the diameter of the dial?
that's cool that you did the ritual of winding your watch, something that you can only really get with hand wound movements. the lack of date would make it much more satisfying too; my vintage hand wound Rado doesn't have a quickset for the date function so if it completely unwinds, I have to wait a full month before using it again LOL

Thanks man. As I mentioned Marloe is a pretty small company, so I'm not surprised you haven't heard of it, but they are based in my hometown so I feel a certain connection.

The movement is not in house, I believe it is a Seagull ST3621. The diameter of the case is reasonably large by my standards at 43mm, which I feel is right on the line for the size of my wrist. (I wouldn't like to go any larger)

There are some small details that the photos I attached might not show also which are quite nice. Around of the rim of the case-back is engraved "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour" A quote from C.S.Lewis who is famously from Oxford where this watch takes other inspirational notes. Such as the hands resembling the spires of oxford and (a bit of a stretch but still) the concentric circles engraved into the seconds dial representing water ripples after the river Cherwell which is the name of this specific model.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 07, 2020, 01:57:14 PM
Awesome! The more a watch has a story behind it, the more connection you have to it. I must say they did a great job on decorating a seagull movement here. Will have to check them out!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 10, 2020, 06:41:11 PM
(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.
http://www.navalwatch-jp.com/content/#collection

Full collection @beatifk
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on December 11, 2020, 03:35:12 AM
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(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.
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http://www.navalwatch-jp.com/content/#collection

Full collection @beatifk

Its a milanese strap
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on December 16, 2020, 08:55:49 AM
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(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.
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http://www.navalwatch-jp.com/content/#collection

Full collection @beatifk

Cool thanks! It's a shame that the one I like is a quartz movement... anyway, not really interested in it anymore.

But it does lead me to another question. Is there any difference between quartz movements?

Is a quartz movement Patek really much better than a quartz movement in a Timex watch?

When I first started looking at "adult" watches I never even considered a quartz movement because in my mind it just doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of a mechanical or auto movement.

Anyone have any insight here?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on December 16, 2020, 12:03:26 PM
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(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.
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http://www.navalwatch-jp.com/content/#collection

Full collection @beatifk
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Cool thanks! It's a shame that the one I like is a quartz movement... anyway, not really interested in it anymore.

But it does lead me to another question. Is there any difference between quartz movements?

Is a quartz movement Patek really much better than a quartz movement in a Timex watch?

When I first started looking at "adult" watches I never even considered a quartz movement because in my mind it just doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of a mechanical or auto movement.

Anyone have any insight here?

I do not know the answer to this, but have wondered the same thing. I've also been curious if the quartz ever degrades or wears out. Does sending a charge through quartz for decades start to break it down?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 16, 2020, 02:03:28 PM
The answer is ... look up grand Seiko quartz movements: they grow their own fucking crystals!! But other than GS, Iím guessing there is a difference between the quality of high end Swiss quartz and made in china quartz but Iím definitely not an expert in this area...

Timely discussion though because I just bought a vintage quartz watch *gasps*
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on December 16, 2020, 02:52:55 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/bPG0kM0/AC601-D38-1-D24-4557-B42-F-9-A3-C955-D3-E82.jpg)

So i couldnt resist.
This is my new timex Q.

37 mm, daydate, under 150 euros, retro look.
So it ticks all the boxes i was looking for in a diver, besides the fact that its a quartz movement. But that fits
The vibe of the watch.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 16, 2020, 03:58:40 PM
Quartz crisis!
Jk, you picked the right color imho and itís ready to go anytime you need a watch.
The quartz I just bought has a similar vibe, will post pics once in my hot little hands (the specs look perfect for me)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: thot juice on December 16, 2020, 04:33:29 PM
did yíall see this gucci ran a campaign for their guccigrip watches inspired by skating feat cher strawberry from the candylandy supreme vid/glue skateboards
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CHi3PvipIpG/?igshid=1pxufssubsk59

thoughts on gucci watches? i had my eye on a gold gtimeless one but was 38 & i want 36 max swiss made prob not the best but i back gucci in general
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 16, 2020, 06:13:29 PM
I've spent probably 50 hours watch perusing over the last couple of weeks, and I am way sick of it. 38 tabs open on my computer.  Always been a watch is a watch, some are just prettier, type of person.  Now I know that's not the case and I'm irritated.  I just hate my phone, and don't want to reach into my pocket to know what time it is.  I found that Foundation watch in a box.  Got a new battery and have worn it since.  Thought I'd buy a new one, spend maybe $80.   Then a few days later it's $125.  Then $185, $225, $300.  Oh that $700 one is on sale for $380, that's justifiable.  Now I'm trying to measure my wrist with a shoelace because I don't know what size I can get away with.  Fuck.   6 7/8" is my best guess.

Now I'm back to the $125 zone until I can figure out what I really want, or need. 

But then I find a barely used Zodiac in the sold out color I like for $800.  Fuck you all, this is a disease.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2930/0774/products/DSC00005_1.jpg?v=1606755937)


So anywho, I think I'm going to get an Orient Ray II or Mako II.   Something for work with a rubber strap.  Unless I find a super deal.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiM4K3rW-M7h0eJSAEXHzvOaOQfRuYRiSh1r7Sbt2dl9wUrxxP2qPCp0OwwfmuKxheTKxHcwdX13a1iAKahWmE_12xu6dhr8UBX3u5VwVYUZgKNLRaZs2J&usqp=CAE)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on December 16, 2020, 06:16:40 PM
The watch thread is popping today!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 16, 2020, 08:03:27 PM
I've spent probably 50 hours watch perusing over the last couple of weeks, and I am way sick of it. 38 tabs open on my computer.  Always been a watch is a watch, some are just prettier, type of person.  Now I know that's not the case and I'm irritated.  I just hate my phone, and don't want to reach into my pocket to know what time it is.  I found that Foundation watch in a box.  Got a new battery and have worn it since.  Thought I'd buy a new one, spend maybe $80.   Then a few days later it's $125.  Then $185, $225, $300.  Oh that $700 one is on sale for $380, that's justifiable.  Now I'm trying to measure my wrist with a shoelace because I don't know what size I can get away with.  Fuck.   6 7/8" is my best guess.

Now I'm back to the $125 zone until I can figure out what I really want, or need. 

But then I find a barely used Zodiac in the sold out color I like for $800.  Fuck you all, this is a disease.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2930/0774/products/DSC00005_1.jpg?v=1606755937)


So anywho, I think I'm going to get an Orient Ray II or Mako II.   Something for work with a rubber strap.  Unless I find a super deal.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiM4K3rW-M7h0eJSAEXHzvOaOQfRuYRiSh1r7Sbt2dl9wUrxxP2qPCp0OwwfmuKxheTKxHcwdX13a1iAKahWmE_12xu6dhr8UBX3u5VwVYUZgKNLRaZs2J&usqp=CAE)
hahaha, youíve been bitten badly. Zodiac is a great but I donít know how versatile that colour will be, nor how it will age.

My 5 yen: itís rare that you can pick a good watch straight off the bat for your first purchase despite having done a lot of research, this is because you need to wear and feel watches to really find out what works for you. Having said that the orient ray ii is a good option (despite the bracelet being pretty shit), the make a quality product and it wonít blow your bank account. Youíll also be able to bounce it anytime because lots of people getting into the hobby seek them out. Get the blue imho, the sunburst dial is ridiculously beautiful...
BUT have you looked at citizen NY0040s? They come on a rubber strap, are as tough as nails and look good with most outfits. Donít mean to send you down a bigger rabbit hole but they make a hell of a nice watch for the price you pay (again though, the orient will serve you well)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 16, 2020, 08:44:31 PM
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I've spent probably 50 hours watch perusing over the last couple of weeks, and I am way sick of it. 38 tabs open on my computer.  Always been a watch is a watch, some are just prettier, type of person.  Now I know that's not the case and I'm irritated.  I just hate my phone, and don't want to reach into my pocket to know what time it is.  I found that Foundation watch in a box.  Got a new battery and have worn it since.  Thought I'd buy a new one, spend maybe $80.   Then a few days later it's $125.  Then $185, $225, $300.  Oh that $700 one is on sale for $380, that's justifiable.  Now I'm trying to measure my wrist with a shoelace because I don't know what size I can get away with.  Fuck.   6 7/8" is my best guess.

Now I'm back to the $125 zone until I can figure out what I really want, or need. 

But then I find a barely used Zodiac in the sold out color I like for $800.  Fuck you all, this is a disease.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2930/0774/products/DSC00005_1.jpg?v=1606755937)


So anywho, I think I'm going to get an Orient Ray II or Mako II.   Something for work with a rubber strap.  Unless I find a super deal.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiM4K3rW-M7h0eJSAEXHzvOaOQfRuYRiSh1r7Sbt2dl9wUrxxP2qPCp0OwwfmuKxheTKxHcwdX13a1iAKahWmE_12xu6dhr8UBX3u5VwVYUZgKNLRaZs2J&usqp=CAE)
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hahaha, youíve been bitten badly. Zodiac is a great but I donít know how versatile that colour will be, nor how it will age.

My 5 yen: itís rare that you can pick a good watch straight off the bat for your first purchase despite having done a lot of research, this is because you need to wear and feel watches to really find out what works for you. Having said that the orient ray ii is a good option (despite the bracelet being pretty shit), the make a quality product and it wonít blow your bank account. Youíll also be able to bounce it anytime because lots of people getting into the hobby seek them out. Get the blue imho, the sunburst dial is ridiculously beautiful...
BUT have you looked at citizen NY0040s? They come on a rubber strap, are as tough as nails and look good with most outfits. Donít mean to send you down a bigger rabbit hole but they make a hell of a nice watch for the price you pay (again though, the orient will serve you well)

I'm not buying that Zodiac, its just shiny and pretty.

I've seen you recommend the NY0040 a few times, it's one of my open tabs.  I've looked at it 5 times, the blue looks great.  Not sure about that 7 oclock crown, 4 would be great, 7 seems odd.  If Amazon had one I'd buy it, just to try it on.   But I can't find one for sale that has the day in English, or it is an extra $170 or so.  Don't want to deal with returns from an unknown place, or harsh out a small local shop with a return if I'm not feeling it.  So I'll go cheap on my first go, probably.  Leaning blue heavily.  Although there is a black black Ray Raven II that looks tough.  Not sure if there is a difference in the Raven version, but it seems to be an extra $30
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 16, 2020, 09:34:45 PM
Shit son, you are doing your homework!
8 oíclock crown is for maximum wrist movement, itís quirky and you wont be able to set it without taking it off your wrist (unless youíre left handed/ wear it on your right wrist) but I hardly ever adjust my watches while Iím still wearing them as they are rotated through my collection. Yes, the blue is amazing! Although the black is very dark/ inky and has its own charm!

Hold on a second though, the day is bilingual so it should have both, never heard of one with only one language...

Be careful with blackout watches, if itís just a PVD coating it will chip and look awful whereas stainless watches with scratches/ battle scars look cool! Pm me if you need anymore help

edit: also with your wrist size, I'd be for 40mm or under ideally (but will depend on the watch)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 16, 2020, 09:38:58 PM
did yíall see this gucci ran a campaign for their guccigrip watches inspired by skating feat cher strawberry from the candylandy supreme vid/glue skateboards
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CHi3PvipIpG/?igshid=1pxufssubsk59

thoughts on gucci watches? i had my eye on a gold gtimeless one but was 38 & i want 36 max swiss made prob not the best but i back gucci in general
Iíll let you know my thoughts later. They actually tested it out in Japan first and flowed/ hooked up similar ďundergroundĒ type skaters. https://www.gucci.com/jp/ja/st/stories/article/gucci-grip-tokyo
basically they hooked up the evisen crew!

Fuck it Iíll type it now. As a watch head and a skater Iím kinda torn; this is a straight up marketing strategy for them to try and penetrate the market/ our culture. Having said that, if Gucci wanted to send me watches for free that I could skate in, Iíd have no qualms about accepting them. Double edged sword, I doubt theyíll hang around for long though... most average joe skaters donít want to drop $1500 on a watch and if I had $1500 to drop, I'd be buying something a lot better than a Gucci fashion watch!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on December 17, 2020, 12:10:36 AM
on a semi-related note I bought a Swatch watch for my girlfriend as a christmas present. This pink one:

(https://static.swatch.com/images/product/GP166/sa300/GP166_sa300_nvr.jpg)

She's in her 30s and never learned to read a watch. So I thought about how I learned to read a watch... When I was a kid my mother would take me back-to-school shopping. The skateshop was the first stop; to buy 3 t-shirts for $25 or whatever their deal was plus some new sneakers. Then, we would have lunch, usually at KFC. Next we would head to the mall where we would buy a clear swatch watch (jellyfish, always with the guard). I would get a new watch every year or every 2 years depending on how yellow and gross the one was from the year before. And I always got the clear uncolored one. It was a fun tradition and I really learned to read a watch with those. So I'm hoping to continue the tradition in honor of my mother.

I don't know the ethics of the Swatch company now, I hope they're not owned by some ghoulish mega-corp, but whatever, they are part of my childhood so here we are.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 17, 2020, 04:34:14 AM
When I first started looking at "adult" watches I never even considered a quartz movement because in my mind it just doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of a mechanical or auto movement.
Anyone have any insight here?
I'm strictly an automatic man, or at least I was until recently. G-shocks are a great exception and these things are crazy:
https://wornandwound.com/a-look-inside-grand-seikos-9f-quartz-movement/
that's some seriously technology, I've seen a few in the flesh and "tick" is quite beautiful!
(and yeah, I also have a quartz watch in the mail)

edit: will write a swatch update when I get a chance...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on December 17, 2020, 06:46:07 AM
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When I first started looking at "adult" watches I never even considered a quartz movement because in my mind it just doesn't have the je ne sais quoi of a mechanical or auto movement.
Anyone have any insight here?
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I'm strictly an automatic man, or at least I was until recently. G-shocks are a great exception and these things are crazy:
https://wornandwound.com/a-look-inside-grand-seikos-9f-quartz-movement/
that's some seriously technology, I've seen a few in the flesh and "tick" is quite beautiful!
(and yeah, I also have a quartz watch in the mail)

edit: will write a swatch update when I get a chance...

I've been going back and forth about if I want to step into the automatic game. Not not quite at the 30 tabs open level but definitely kicking the tires on a lot of watches. Will probably end up getting a Seiko 5 to try an automatic out without a huge inventment. But I just keep thinking about how carefree and simple quartz are tho!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on December 17, 2020, 03:06:56 PM
I change up watches almost every day, i have automatics, handwindings and quartz watches.  so when iĎm in a hurry its great to just quickly grab a quartz watch and know date time and day are set correct.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on December 17, 2020, 03:50:07 PM
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I've spent probably 50 hours watch perusing over the last couple of weeks, and I am way sick of it. 38 tabs open on my computer.  Always been a watch is a watch, some are just prettier, type of person.  Now I know that's not the case and I'm irritated.  I just hate my phone, and don't want to reach into my pocket to know what time it is.  I found that Foundation watch in a box.  Got a new battery and have worn it since.  Thought I'd buy a new one, spend maybe $80.   Then a few days later it's $125.  Then $185, $225, $300.  Oh that $700 one is on sale for $380, that's justifiable.  Now I'm trying to measure my wrist with a shoelace because I don't know what size I can get away with.  Fuck.   6 7/8" is my best guess.

Now I'm back to the $125 zone until I can figure out what I really want, or need. 

But then I find a barely used Zodiac in the sold out color I like for $800.  Fuck you all, this is a disease.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2930/0774/products/DSC00005_1.jpg?v=1606755937)


So anywho, I think I'm going to get an Orient Ray II or Mako II.   Something for work with a rubber strap.  Unless I find a super deal.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiM4K3rW-M7h0eJSAEXHzvOaOQfRuYRiSh1r7Sbt2dl9wUrxxP2qPCp0OwwfmuKxheTKxHcwdX13a1iAKahWmE_12xu6dhr8UBX3u5VwVYUZgKNLRaZs2J&usqp=CAE)
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hahaha, youíve been bitten badly. Zodiac is a great but I donít know how versatile that colour will be, nor how it will age.

My 5 yen: itís rare that you can pick a good watch straight off the bat for your first purchase despite having done a lot of research, this is because you need to wear and feel watches to really find out what works for you. Having said that the orient ray ii is a good option (despite the bracelet being pretty shit), the make a quality product and it wonít blow your bank account. Youíll also be able to bounce it anytime because lots of people getting into the hobby seek them out. Get the blue imho, the sunburst dial is ridiculously beautiful...
BUT have you looked at citizen NY0040s? They come on a rubber strap, are as tough as nails and look good with most outfits. Donít mean to send you down a bigger rabbit hole but they make a hell of a nice watch for the price you pay (again though, the orient will serve you well)
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I'm not buying that Zodiac, its just shiny and pretty.

I've seen you recommend the NY0040 a few times, it's one of my open tabs.  I've looked at it 5 times, the blue looks great.  Not sure about that 7 oclock crown, 4 would be great, 7 seems odd.  If Amazon had one I'd buy it, just to try it on.   But I can't find one for sale that has the day in English, or it is an extra $170 or so.  Don't want to deal with returns from an unknown place, or harsh out a small local shop with a return if I'm not feeling it.  So I'll go cheap on my first go, probably.  Leaning blue heavily.  Although there is a black black Ray Raven II that looks tough.  Not sure if there is a difference in the Raven version, but it seems to be an extra $30
(https://i.ibb.co/6tmMNHV/BE26130-D-1-D5-B-4137-B797-32-BF937-EEC58.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6tmMNHV)

(https://i.ibb.co/8gmQMdN/2295-DFF1-D5-F1-4-FDA-833-D-29-D8-FB875-C48.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8gmQMdN)

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on December 17, 2020, 04:49:38 PM
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I've spent probably 50 hours watch perusing over the last couple of weeks, and I am way sick of it. 38 tabs open on my computer.  Always been a watch is a watch, some are just prettier, type of person.  Now I know that's not the case and I'm irritated.  I just hate my phone, and don't want to reach into my pocket to know what time it is.  I found that Foundation watch in a box.  Got a new battery and have worn it since.  Thought I'd buy a new one, spend maybe $80.   Then a few days later it's $125.  Then $185, $225, $300.  Oh that $700 one is on sale for $380, that's justifiable.  Now I'm trying to measure my wrist with a shoelace because I don't know what size I can get away with.  Fuck.   6 7/8" is my best guess.

Now I'm back to the $125 zone until I can figure out what I really want, or need. 

But then I find a barely used Zodiac in the sold out color I like for $800.  Fuck you all, this is a disease.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2930/0774/products/DSC00005_1.jpg?v=1606755937)


So anywho, I think I'm going to get an Orient Ray II or Mako II.   Something for work with a rubber strap.  Unless I find a super deal.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiM4K3rW-M7h0eJSAEXHzvOaOQfRuYRiSh1r7Sbt2dl9wUrxxP2qPCp0OwwfmuKxheTKxHcwdX13a1iAKahWmE_12xu6dhr8UBX3u5VwVYUZgKNLRaZs2J&usqp=CAE)
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hahaha, youíve been bitten badly. Zodiac is a great but I donít know how versatile that colour will be, nor how it will age.

My 5 yen: itís rare that you can pick a good watch straight off the bat for your first purchase despite having done a lot of research, this is because you need to wear and feel watches to really find out what works for you. Having said that the orient ray ii is a good option (despite the bracelet being pretty shit), the make a quality product and it wonít blow your bank account. Youíll also be able to bounce it anytime because lots of people getting into the hobby seek them out. Get the blue imho, the sunburst dial is ridiculously beautiful...
BUT have you looked at citizen NY0040s? They come on a rubber strap, are as tough as nails and look good with most outfits. Donít mean to send you down a bigger rabbit hole but they make a hell of a nice watch for the price you pay (again though, the orient will serve you well)
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I'm not buying that Zodiac, its just shiny and pretty.

I've seen you recommend the NY0040 a few times, it's one of my open tabs.  I've looked at it 5 times, the blue looks great.  Not sure about that 7 oclock crown, 4 would be great, 7 seems odd.  If Amazon had one I'd buy it, just to try it on.   But I can't find one for sale that has the day in English, or it is an extra $170 or so.  Don't want to deal with returns from an unknown place, or harsh out a small local shop with a return if I'm not feeling it.  So I'll go cheap on my first go, probably.  Leaning blue heavily.  Although there is a black black Ray Raven II that looks tough.  Not sure if there is a difference in the Raven version, but it seems to be an extra $30
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(https://i.ibb.co/6tmMNHV/BE26130-D-1-D5-B-4137-B797-32-BF937-EEC58.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6tmMNHV)

(https://i.ibb.co/8gmQMdN/2295-DFF1-D5-F1-4-FDA-833-D-29-D8-FB875-C48.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8gmQMdN)

Is that your new watch?? Close those tabs, that thing is badass!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: thot juice on December 17, 2020, 04:58:40 PM
thoughts on two tone watches like the datejust from american psycho? didnít back them at first but starting to fw the balance i have insane ocd bout that kind of stuff tho so might end up hating it in the end
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 17, 2020, 08:13:09 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CI7LNHkLOYs/?igshid=1aec492o5j5al
@jay_nev knows whatís up!

Two tone watches arenít for me, Iíd like to believe they are but my wedding band is silver and so I like to keep my watches in line with that colour. Thatís not a steadfast rule though, and one you can break fairly easily; you can totally rock a gold wedding band and wear stainless watches, itís just not for me.

IF I wearing jewelry that was a mix of the two, then I could see the purpose of two tones because then you could wear either colour and god still be matching but yeah, I canít really do gold anyways so I guess Iím lucky? 
Having said that I donít mind the two tone Tudor BB36 on jubilee...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 17, 2020, 11:18:50 PM
Also, my aquis is up for sale:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CI7i__zLywX/?igshid=14dqfat6xtkik
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 19, 2020, 10:35:21 PM
So ... Iím now wearing a quartz watch:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJAnfnprMvI/?igshid=1b9jg900decv9
Seriously though, I got this on a jubilee bracelet in MINT condition for under $500 and its dimensions and looks blow most ďvintage-inspiredĒ divers out of the water!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 20, 2020, 03:00:40 AM
https://www.calibre11.com/bond-tag-heuer/
Quick article about the all lume version that originally got me interested in this watch
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 23, 2020, 01:47:30 PM
I went to five places yesterday, just wanting to try on some watches.  Only found two that were slightly interesting.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Ym4OzoyDL._AC_UL320_SR320,320_.jpg)
45mm and weighed five pounds.  Pass

(https://rogersandhollands.com/media/catalog/product/0/0/0000000.7330819a.jpg?quality=80&fit=bounds&height=420&width=420)
This was nice, but domed not crystal.

Guess I'll just order a couple from amazon, see what fits.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 23, 2020, 01:56:31 PM
Get the NY0040 in blue!!!
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Post by: Pete on December 23, 2020, 02:46:16 PM
i want a rep of that Dali rolex that thing is sick and im not even a watchguy.



free max b
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Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 23, 2020, 03:20:47 PM
Get the NY0040 in blue!!!

I can't find any new ones in the US.  On amazon, there are two in Europe.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 23, 2020, 07:01:23 PM
i want a rep of that Dali rolex that thing is sick and im not even a watchguy.
free max b
got pics?

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I can't find any new ones in the US.  On amazon, there are two in Europe.
hmmm, how do you feel about the bay?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Citizen-Promaster-Automatic-Diver-Watch-Mens-Set-NY0040-17LEM-Analogue-Gemstone/133560497415?epid=1153530920&hash=item1f18d37507:g:EtYAAOSwldRaEv0I
that one comes on a bracelet + has the rubber strap, not overly expensive either...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 25, 2020, 07:16:14 AM
Stuck the Tag on a tropic strap!!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJM6hlNriA8/?igshid=mer8nalb601q
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 31, 2020, 01:41:37 PM
So I bought an Orient Ray II, and my girlfriend says to me, "you bought a watch, and all it does is tell you what time it is"?

Listen bitch, it tells me the day and date too, is a thing I did not say.  Should throw her new smartwatch right in the garbage.  How many steps ya got now?

This one.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/hwTtn5AOTIm2ZSeWjDzhKE8NzSS1oQ3e6m-kWkv6fXM-JRlOaB6IvkrgpqfwRcJP90bmCEwLM57d1OpvLr5Nf7ANL8E2A0Me7nDVmEumk6fdCAtghNQv_w2xng29okhgFk1nr6ZDBe3JO2rw5Kdaj4K78Q)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 31, 2020, 03:37:10 PM
You made a good choice, the sunburst blue looks so good in the sun and it dresses up/ down really easily.

Donít worry about the girlfriend not ďgettingĒ watches, they are definitely an acquired taste.
And besides, if she gets into watches then you only have 1/2 the watch budget to spend ;)

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I made another purchase recently and while I actually think the watch is fire, I may have to bounce it due to a certain design limitation/ flaw. Will post pics once I can snap a good one!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on December 31, 2020, 04:06:54 PM
watching an Elvis documentary made me look at the hamilton venture. IĎd almost never wear it but itĎs a great design.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 31, 2020, 09:26:22 PM
watching an Elvis documentary made me look at the hamilton venture. IĎd almost never wear it but itĎs a great design.
yeah, I can respect it as a watch but I could never rock one...
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Here is my last purchase for 2020:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJfRStWrtom/?igshid=1tleacizjst0s
Been wanting to buy for a while now and I got a really god deal BUT 17mm lugs and bronze hardware means itís not as versatile as Iíd like it to be. The 40mm version actually might be the better purchase
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on January 07, 2021, 05:30:21 PM
Here is my last purchase for 2020:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CJfRStWrtom/?igshid=1tleacizjst0s
Been wanting to buy for a while now and I got a really god deal BUT 17mm lugs and bronze hardware means itís not as versatile as Iíd like it to be. The 40mm version actually might be the better purchase
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I don't mind that, has an art deco vibe and the date pointer is nice. But yeah not sure when I would wear it- maybe as a dress watch option or when I'm flying around in my Spitfire.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 08, 2021, 01:19:47 AM
It works good for business causal too and yes, you can wear it with a suit! A little bit left field, but was looking to put some diversity into the collection. The rotor played up the other week, so itís currently in for repairs ... luckily it was still under warranty. The 17mm lugs are restricting though and I have a potential a buyer so I may flip as Iím still grinding for a Tudor black bay 36mm in blue
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Babby on January 08, 2021, 07:58:07 AM
Long time lurker...small watch guy.  Nothing bigger than 38mm so far.  Here's my collection. *edit* Citizen Chrono is 40mm (dad hand me down)
(https://i.ibb.co/jGpvk6b/IMG-3316.png) (https://ibb.co/jGpvk6b)(https://i.ibb.co/hKmQ6F8/IMG-3307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hKmQ6F8)photo sharing (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://i.ibb.co/jDY2Nm6/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDY2Nm6)(https://i.ibb.co/PC35vn1/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PC35vn1)
(https://i.ibb.co/cC0T5Kr/IMG-3319.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cC0T5Kr)(https://i.ibb.co/yyNpMSc/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yyNpMSc)
(https://i.ibb.co/pWDp3Xr/IMG-3304.png) (https://ibb.co/pWDp3Xr)(https://i.ibb.co/tKNMPLC/IMG-3218.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tKNMPLC)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on January 08, 2021, 08:29:58 AM
Long time lurker...small watch guy.  Nothing bigger than 38mm so far.  Here's my collection. *edit* Citizen Chrono is 40mm (dad hand me down)
(https://i.ibb.co/jGpvk6b/IMG-3316.png) (https://ibb.co/jGpvk6b)(https://i.ibb.co/hKmQ6F8/IMG-3307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hKmQ6F8)photo sharing (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://i.ibb.co/jDY2Nm6/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDY2Nm6)(https://i.ibb.co/PC35vn1/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PC35vn1)
(https://i.ibb.co/cC0T5Kr/IMG-3319.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cC0T5Kr)(https://i.ibb.co/yyNpMSc/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yyNpMSc)
(https://i.ibb.co/pWDp3Xr/IMG-3304.png) (https://ibb.co/pWDp3Xr)(https://i.ibb.co/tKNMPLC/IMG-3218.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tKNMPLC)

Thanks for posting! Love the collection. I'm also a small watch guy. Is the Seiko in the bottom right a SARB0?
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Post by: Babby on January 08, 2021, 08:32:00 AM
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Long time lurker...small watch guy.  Nothing bigger than 38mm so far.  Here's my collection. *edit* Citizen Chrono is 40mm (dad hand me down)
(https://i.ibb.co/jGpvk6b/IMG-3316.png) (https://ibb.co/jGpvk6b)(https://i.ibb.co/hKmQ6F8/IMG-3307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hKmQ6F8)photo sharing (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://i.ibb.co/jDY2Nm6/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDY2Nm6)(https://i.ibb.co/PC35vn1/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PC35vn1)
(https://i.ibb.co/cC0T5Kr/IMG-3319.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cC0T5Kr)(https://i.ibb.co/yyNpMSc/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yyNpMSc)
(https://i.ibb.co/pWDp3Xr/IMG-3304.png) (https://ibb.co/pWDp3Xr)(https://i.ibb.co/tKNMPLC/IMG-3218.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tKNMPLC)
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Thanks for posting! Love the collection. I'm also a small watch guy. Is the Seiko in the bottom right a SARB0?

It's a SARB035 yep! And, thanks.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Babby on January 08, 2021, 08:57:10 AM
Also, shopping around for a small swiss diver this year, so any reccos would be greatly appreciated. 
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Post by: pica on January 08, 2021, 10:47:24 AM
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Long time lurker...small watch guy.  Nothing bigger than 38mm so far.  Here's my collection. *edit* Citizen Chrono is 40mm (dad hand me down)
(https://i.ibb.co/jGpvk6b/IMG-3316.png) (https://ibb.co/jGpvk6b)(https://i.ibb.co/hKmQ6F8/IMG-3307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hKmQ6F8)photo sharing (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://i.ibb.co/jDY2Nm6/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDY2Nm6)(https://i.ibb.co/PC35vn1/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PC35vn1)
(https://i.ibb.co/cC0T5Kr/IMG-3319.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cC0T5Kr)(https://i.ibb.co/yyNpMSc/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yyNpMSc)
(https://i.ibb.co/pWDp3Xr/IMG-3304.png) (https://ibb.co/pWDp3Xr)(https://i.ibb.co/tKNMPLC/IMG-3218.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tKNMPLC)
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Thanks for posting! Love the collection. I'm also a small watch guy. Is the Seiko in the bottom right a SARB0?
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It's a SARB035 yep! And, thanks.

Great collection. IĎve been lusting for that seiko with the arabic numbers for quite some time. So classy.

Also what year is that oyster?
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Post by: Babby on January 08, 2021, 10:51:19 AM
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Long time lurker...small watch guy.  Nothing bigger than 38mm so far.  Here's my collection. *edit* Citizen Chrono is 40mm (dad hand me down)
(https://i.ibb.co/jGpvk6b/IMG-3316.png) (https://ibb.co/jGpvk6b)(https://i.ibb.co/hKmQ6F8/IMG-3307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hKmQ6F8)photo sharing (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://i.ibb.co/jDY2Nm6/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDY2Nm6)(https://i.ibb.co/PC35vn1/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PC35vn1)
(https://i.ibb.co/cC0T5Kr/IMG-3319.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cC0T5Kr)(https://i.ibb.co/yyNpMSc/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yyNpMSc)
(https://i.ibb.co/pWDp3Xr/IMG-3304.png) (https://ibb.co/pWDp3Xr)(https://i.ibb.co/tKNMPLC/IMG-3218.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tKNMPLC)
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Thanks for posting! Love the collection. I'm also a small watch guy. Is the Seiko in the bottom right a SARB0?
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It's a SARB035 yep! And, thanks.
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Great collection. IĎve been lusting for that seiko with the arabic numbers for quite some time. So classy.

Also what year is that oyster?

Thanks!  Still new to the game, but hooked.  The OP is an 114200 which is 2018, I believe.  Got in in 2020 though.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 08, 2021, 03:21:15 PM
Nice marlin and Sarb035.... and sneaky Rolex too! You have good taste in watches and understand that less is more when it comes to size! Also, not a diver in sight!!! *applauds*
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on January 08, 2021, 03:59:48 PM
Nice marlin and Sarb035.... and sneaky Rolex too! You have good taste in watches and understand that less is more when it comes to size! Also, not a diver in sight!!! *applauds*
Yeah! Good point on the divers. I love that these watches walk the sport/dress line. Most useful in my opinion!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Lou Strux on January 08, 2021, 07:41:17 PM
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 08, 2021, 09:57:35 PM
Also, shopping around for a small swiss diver this year, so any reccos would be greatly appreciated. 
If youíre looking for something non-vintage (but heavily vintage inspired) then your three choices are basically:

Oris 65 in 36mm: only has 100m wr and odd lug width though, date looks better at 6 oíclock on the 40mm version too imho.

Rado captain cook: 37mm, again with odd lug width (but at least 19mm and not 17mm!). Suffers from all polished case and tiny crown. Has a nice power reserve and I like Radoís designs/ aesthetic though.

Longines legend Diver in 36mm: people love this one, donít really get the hype... again, all polished and not sure of its functionality in terms of the internal bezel.

Certina just came out with a 38mm diver which might be a good option? Looks modern too if youíre sick of vintage diver inspired stuff! Comes with movement with long power reserve.

These two:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpVQp4HcSf/?igshid=joq6b7lljfbq

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJM6hlNriA8/?igshid=160u9ag3ccr2a

probably arenít going to leave my collection anytime soon and the omega especially is one of the best designs theyíve ever put out.

Also been tossing up a Tudor vintage 36 sub lately, not easy to come by as a full set but still half the price of a vintage Rolex sub and at least you can get the movement serviced anywhere. Similar vibes to my Tag but defs the real deal!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAF6JwHHelH/?igshid=122smxxdgrp13

You could also go modern day omega SMP coaxial in mid-size but they cases seem too thick to me (and I donít like the skeleton hands, nor do I think that bracelet type has aged well)

Iím kinda obsessed with (small) divers @Babby as you can see ...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Babby on January 09, 2021, 10:32:35 AM
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If you’re looking for something non-vintage (but heavily vintage inspired) then your three choices are basically:

Oris 65 in 36mm: only has 100m wr and odd lug width though, date looks better at 6 o’clock on the 40mm version too imho.

Rado captain cook: 37mm, again with odd lug width (but at least 19mm and not 17mm!). Suffers from all polished case and tiny crown. Has a nice power reserve and I like Rado’s designs/ aesthetic though.


Longines legend Diver in 36mm: people love this one, don’t really get the hype... again, all polished and not sure of its functionality in terms of the internal bezel.

Certina just came out with a 38mm diver which might be a good option? Looks modern too if you’re sick of vintage diver inspired stuff! Comes with movement with long power reserve.

These two:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpVQp4HcSf/?igshid=joq6b7lljfbq

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJM6hlNriA8/?igshid=160u9ag3ccr2a

probably aren’t going to leave my collection anytime soon and the omega especially is one of the best designs they’ve ever put out.

Also been tossing up a Tudor vintage 36 sub lately, not easy to come by as a full set but still half the price of a vintage Rolex sub and at least you can get the movement serviced anywhere. Similar vibes to my Tag but defs the real deal!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAF6JwHHelH/?igshid=122smxxdgrp13

You could also go modern day omega SMP coaxial in mid-size but they cases seem too thick to me (and I don’t like the skeleton hands, nor do I think that bracelet type has aged well)

I’m kinda obsessed with (small) divers @Babby as you can see ...

Y'all are way too kind!  Thanks.  Was half hoping to get roasted into some constructive criticism.

The Longines Legend 36 has definitely been on my radar, but it only seems to be available in the white dial "ladies", which I'm not in love with.  May take the plunge on a Longines Conquest 39mm...not exactly a diver, but sits in my world aesthetically and is 30 bar. https://www.longines.com/en-us/watch-conquest-l3-776-4-76-6

Any experience with swimming with a pre-owned seamaster?  Don't quite have the funds to go through an AD right now, but would love to get one and be able to take it in the water...really love that 300!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Babby on January 09, 2021, 10:36:36 AM
Side note: might seem strange, but I could never wear an Oris, because all I think about is Osiris when I look at the logo/word.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 09, 2021, 09:36:20 PM
Funny, thereís a plethora of black 36 legend divers here in Japan, maybe because generally people prefer smaller watches?
You can also get them for under $2000 which is a pretty good deal. I think Iíll reserve judgement until Iíve tried the 36mm on, Iíve tried the 42 but itís dimensions are ridiculous. They should mid-size their skin diver; thatís a nice looking watch!

Not sure of the WR on my seamaster, I donít doubt itís abilities but I donít know itís service history, once itís ready for a service Iíll get the seals changed and then swim with it. In the meantime my citizen NY0040 is more than qualified.

I can understand about Oris from a skate perspective I guess but they make some really great watches and while their ďlogoĒ isnít the most memorable, itís a very clean logo/ font that doesnít clog their dials up. Theyíve got a long and interesting history as watchmakers too!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: muntcuscle on January 10, 2021, 06:02:17 PM
Long time lurker...small watch guy.  Nothing bigger than 38mm so far.  Here's my collection. *edit* Citizen Chrono is 40mm (dad hand me down)
(https://i.ibb.co/jGpvk6b/IMG-3316.png) (https://ibb.co/jGpvk6b)(https://i.ibb.co/hKmQ6F8/IMG-3307.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hKmQ6F8)photo sharing (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://i.ibb.co/jDY2Nm6/IMG-3308.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jDY2Nm6)(https://i.ibb.co/PC35vn1/IMG-3317.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PC35vn1)
(https://i.ibb.co/cC0T5Kr/IMG-3319.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cC0T5Kr)(https://i.ibb.co/yyNpMSc/IMG-3321.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yyNpMSc)
(https://i.ibb.co/pWDp3Xr/IMG-3304.png) (https://ibb.co/pWDp3Xr)(https://i.ibb.co/tKNMPLC/IMG-3218.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tKNMPLC)

I love these. I'm also a small watch guy- I'm not super knowledgable about watches but I really like them.

Here's my favorite/most prized one that I have:
(https://i.ibb.co/p1FPryT/Screen-Shot-2021-01-10-at-5-58-12-PM.png)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 11, 2021, 03:54:25 AM
Pretty epic datejust right there @muntcuscle, do you really even need any other watches?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Silent Bob. on January 11, 2021, 06:07:16 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/vHgTVTK/image.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vHgTVTK)(https://i.ibb.co/zNzvm5r/3-E72-DE71-1-BA9-4-F44-B59-C-97-F0-EED5-D4-BE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zNzvm5r)

Been saving and deliberating for years.. got this a week ago.. stoked :)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Babby on January 11, 2021, 06:30:21 AM
Pretty epic datejust right there @muntcuscle, do you really even need any other watches?

Exactly!  Pretty solid one watch collection right there.  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on January 11, 2021, 07:41:04 AM
To all the vintage rolex owners.... did you ever do an revision?
My airking had a fresh revision when i bought it, they told me to get one every 5 years, but honestly im rooting for something loke all 8 - 10 years, as long as its running fine.

How much was yours? IĎve heard anything from 300 to 1000 euros. As long as there is no major issue and i donĎt need to get it done by Rolex directly....
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: muntcuscle on January 11, 2021, 01:37:24 PM
Pretty epic datejust right there @muntcuscle, do you really even need any other watches?

Thank you, I'm glad others on here like it too. It's actually the only "nice" or more formal watch that I've bought. My others are cheap beaters/waterproof watches I use to make sure i'm not late if I go surfing or skating before work.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 11, 2021, 06:52:41 PM
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Pretty epic datejust right there @muntcuscle, do you really even need any other watches?
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Thank you, I'm glad others on here like it too. It's actually the only "nice" or more formal watch that I've bought. My others are cheap beaters/waterproof watches I use to make sure i'm not late if I go surfing or skating before work.
then you have officially achieved the perfect collection then; beaters for everything else and one really nice watch that you could wear in almost any situation.

Iím kinda jealous...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on January 13, 2021, 09:05:28 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/vHgTVTK/image.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vHgTVTK)(https://i.ibb.co/zNzvm5r/3-E72-DE71-1-BA9-4-F44-B59-C-97-F0-EED5-D4-BE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zNzvm5r)

Been saving and deliberating for years.. got this a week ago.. stoked :)

Damn, low key heaviest piece in this whole thread! Congrats, looks great!
Next you should save up for a better phone/camera ;)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 13, 2021, 01:59:43 PM
↑ I honestly couldnít tell what it was from the pic...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Sick_McCrank_ on January 15, 2021, 03:19:49 AM
i take the "dont get into watches!" recommendation serously. could end up a pretty expensive hobby. i stick to knives  ;D
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on January 16, 2021, 03:24:17 AM
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Also, shopping around for a small swiss diver this year, so any reccos would be greatly appreciated. 
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If youíre looking for something non-vintage (but heavily vintage inspired) then your three choices are basically:

Oris 65 in 36mm: only has 100m wr and odd lug width though, date looks better at 6 oíclock on the 40mm version too imho.

Rado captain cook: 37mm, again with odd lug width (but at least 19mm and not 17mm!). Suffers from all polished case and tiny crown. Has a nice power reserve and I like Radoís designs/ aesthetic though.

Longines legend Diver in 36mm: people love this one, donít really get the hype... again, all polished and not sure of its functionality in terms of the internal bezel.

Certina just came out with a 38mm diver which might be a good option? Looks modern too if youíre sick of vintage diver inspired stuff! Comes with movement with long power reserve.

These two:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpVQp4HcSf/?igshid=joq6b7lljfbq

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJM6hlNriA8/?igshid=160u9ag3ccr2a

probably arenít going to leave my collection anytime soon and the omega especially is one of the best designs theyíve ever put out.

Also been tossing up a Tudor vintage 36 sub lately, not easy to come by as a full set but still half the price of a vintage Rolex sub and at least you can get the movement serviced anywhere. Similar vibes to my Tag but defs the real deal!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAF6JwHHelH/?igshid=122smxxdgrp13

You could also go modern day omega SMP coaxial in mid-size but they cases seem too thick to me (and I donít like the skeleton hands, nor do I think that bracelet type has aged well)

Iím kinda obsessed with (small) divers @Babby as you can see ...

OCD alert. GISM why are your bezels set around 10 o'clock? Your Citizen a few pages back is around there too.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Babby on January 16, 2021, 12:24:26 PM
Funny, thereís a plethora of black 36 legend divers here in Japan, maybe because generally people prefer smaller watches?
You can also get them for under $2000 which is a pretty good deal. I think Iíll reserve judgement until Iíve tried the 36mm on, Iíve tried the 42 but itís dimensions are ridiculous. They should mid-size their skin diver; thatís a nice looking watch!

Could you point me in the direction of any retailers for the 36mm on the steel bracelet? 
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Silent Bob. on January 16, 2021, 12:44:01 PM
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(https://i.ibb.co/vHgTVTK/image.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vHgTVTK)(https://i.ibb.co/zNzvm5r/3-E72-DE71-1-BA9-4-F44-B59-C-97-F0-EED5-D4-BE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zNzvm5r)
Been saving and deliberating for years.. got this a week ago.. stoked :)
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Damn, low key heaviest piece in this whole thread! Congrats, looks great!
Next you should save up for a better phone/camera ;)

Thanks:) and yeah def need a better phone. This is hopefully a better shot.. (well, stock image anyway)

(https://i.ibb.co/wY4MKVS/C6119-D73-58-C6-4-BF9-988-A-787-AC5331458.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wY4MKVS)(https://i.ibb.co/fY4tp5y/E7-CE9552-D85-E-48-C0-948-B-54-FA7-EAF8498.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fY4tp5y)(https://i.ibb.co/Y8j8pP5/FA08-DA6-D-0-B8-F-4-C7-C-95-FE-6-A7-E880-BAB17.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y8j8pP5)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Silent Bob. on January 16, 2021, 12:55:40 PM
And wouldnít call it the heaviest by a long stretch- there are some beautiful pieces in here - but took me years to land on a definitive choice and Iíve no regrets yet!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 16, 2021, 03:49:08 PM
@Sick_McCrank_ yea, not cheap once you go down the rabbit hole, but If you buy wisely you can wear pieces for a year or two and still get your money back (or even make money on them) case in point: I got my omega SMP for $1800 and while Iíll probably never flip it, they easily for for $2200 on the 2nd hand market!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 16, 2021, 03:52:01 PM
@PC500 you have a keen eye! Itís just a habit I got into with my 12 hour bezel watches where I track the time back in Australia. Little bit harder to read on a dive watch but basically the lume pip marks 12 oíclock back in Sydney if that makes sense? 12 hour bezels are the shit!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 16, 2021, 03:56:46 PM
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Funny, thereís a plethora of black 36 legend divers here in Japan, maybe because generally people prefer smaller watches?
You can also get them for under $2000 which is a pretty good deal. I think Iíll reserve judgement until Iíve tried the 36mm on, Iíve tried the 42 but itís dimensions are ridiculous. They should mid-size their skin diver; thatís a nice looking watch!
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Could you point me in the direction of any retailers for the 36mm on the steel bracelet? 
@Babby i can, but they are all ADs and hence the price is probably too much.

https://item.rakuten.co.jp/jackroad/ln293/
Has one for around $1800 on the sailcloth which is a steal imho! Also the stock oem milanese goes for around $500 which isnít that bad when you consider what brands like tudor sell their steal bracelets for!

Jack road doesnít ship OS atm but Iíd be happy to forward one to you if you canít find one anywhere else...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 16, 2021, 04:07:28 PM
@Silent Bob. okay that is pretty epic!
Is it your only watch? Seems like a pretty cool piece and now I want to see more pictures of the caseback
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on January 18, 2021, 02:58:42 AM
@PC500 you have a keen eye! Itís just a habit I got into with my 12 hour bezel watches where I track the time back in Australia. Little bit harder to read on a dive watch but basically the lume pip marks 12 oíclock back in Sydney if that makes sense? 12 hour bezels are the shit!!!

Yeah that makes sense- so Japan is two hours behind Sydney. I dive pretty often so I get a bit triggered when a bezel isn't middled...but that's a good idea.

I just landed a contract for my start-up and "splashed out" with two new watches...a Vostok Amphibia and a Kanoa Igarashi pro-model G-Shock tide watch. First digital watch since I was 8. Pumped.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 19, 2021, 06:58:25 PM
Sydney is two hours ahead of Japan so when the hour marker hit's 10 o'clock (where my lume pip is) it means it's lunch time there.
It's only two hours but I kinda like playing with.

You'll love the g-shock, crazy specs for the price when you really think about it!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: 50mm on January 20, 2021, 06:27:48 AM
Been buying cheap watches lately for my new job working outdoors when I don't really have the ability to reach into my pockets for my phone. I love the look of mechanical watches but I don't know any lower priced ones that can take some bumps so I've been buying cheap digital ones that I like, I'm surprised how much I like the look of a cheap watch.
Lately I've been using this, got it for like $19 on amazon.
(https://casiocdn.com/casio-v2/resource/images/products/watches/large/AE1200WH-1A_large.png)

I have been wanting to buy an Expedition Field, they are advertised as outdoors watches but I don't know if it would hold up.
(https://s.yimg.com/aah/4-watches/men-s-timex-expedition-field-classic-chronograph-leather-band-watch-tw2t73100-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PC500 on January 20, 2021, 10:56:43 PM
Been buying cheap watches lately for my new job working outdoors when I don't really have the ability to reach into my pockets for my phone. I love the look of mechanical watches but I don't know any lower priced ones that can take some bumps so I've been buying cheap digital ones that I like, I'm surprised how much I like the look of a cheap watch.
Lately I've been using this, got it for like $19 on amazon.
(https://casiocdn.com/casio-v2/resource/images/products/watches/large/AE1200WH-1A_large.png)

I have been wanting to buy an Expedition Field, they are advertised as outdoors watches but I don't know if it would hold up.
(https://s.yimg.com/aah/4-watches/men-s-timex-expedition-field-classic-chronograph-leather-band-watch-tw2t73100-13.jpg)

What sort of bumps are we talking about? A half decent mechanical watch would be tougher than a cheap digital.

These Seikos are pretty cheap, and tough as:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/94/23/fb/9423fbf0cab3d9b38fe0c73bfca6b09e.jpg)

You could also go with one of these to complete the rugged outdoorsman vibe. Just peel back the sleeve on your flannie, pop the stud and the time is yours:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/19/2e/b0/192eb0a79e1f2a9d5631b087223c0392.gif)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on January 21, 2021, 06:33:27 AM
I have a Timex weekender that I skate in and it's super tough, I would definitely recommend it for situations where it would take some abuse. I once hung up and fell superman-style into a concrete pool and smashed the face of the watch into the flatbottom. I thought for sure it would be broken, but it just got scratched a bit and still works to this day.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: 50mm on January 21, 2021, 06:50:06 PM
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Been buying cheap watches lately for my new job working outdoors when I don't really have the ability to reach into my pockets for my phone. I love the look of mechanical watches but I don't know any lower priced ones that can take some bumps so I've been buying cheap digital ones that I like, I'm surprised how much I like the look of a cheap watch.
Lately I've been using this, got it for like $19 on amazon.
(https://casiocdn.com/casio-v2/resource/images/products/watches/large/AE1200WH-1A_large.png)

I have been wanting to buy an Expedition Field, they are advertised as outdoors watches but I don't know if it would hold up.
(https://s.yimg.com/aah/4-watches/men-s-timex-expedition-field-classic-chronograph-leather-band-watch-tw2t73100-13.jpg)
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What sort of bumps are we talking about? A half decent mechanical watch would be tougher than a cheap digital.

These Seikos are pretty cheap, and tough as:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/94/23/fb/9423fbf0cab3d9b38fe0c73bfca6b09e.jpg)

You could also go with one of these to complete the rugged outdoorsman vibe. Just peel back the sleeve on your flannie, pop the stud and the time is yours:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/19/2e/b0/192eb0a79e1f2a9d5631b087223c0392.gif)
Pretty much all facets of outdoor work as a ranger. Cutting down fire destroyed trees, carrying huge logs, smashing rocks with pickaxes, chopping wood, ripping out vegetation, and working on dirty stuff. I mean my wrist isn't getting smashed all the time or anything, but I'm def. just putting my hands into tight sketchy spots. Also needs to be able to clean up easy, some days I'm head to toe in charcoal and some days hands are covered in oil from landscaping tools.

What is that Seiko model? Pretty nifty lookin'.

@beatifk I have been checking those out too, pretty neat.

I don't know if this is blasphemous but I cant wait for the day someone nails a mechanical type watch that somehow has all the features of a smart watch. I broke my apple watch the first day of that job...walking out my house to get in the car and show up for the first day of work lol. I hate how the apple watch looked but especially working in the field that shit would be really useful, and I do exercise a lot. But the price is stupid, I got my screen replaced from a guy on ebay 1 month before I broke it that first day of work. I don't want to pay 75 again but damn I love some of the features.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: brycickle on January 22, 2021, 02:20:13 PM
Trust me, spend a little bit of extra money and buy a G-Shock. It will last you a long time.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on January 22, 2021, 02:33:44 PM
Trust me, spend a little bit of extra money and buy a G-Shock. It will last you a long time.

Agreed! The g shock dw5600 goes for ~$45 on amazon. Tough as nails.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on January 22, 2021, 04:06:18 PM

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/94/23/fb/9423fbf0cab3d9b38fe0c73bfca6b09e.jpg)
\Anyone know what that off white seiko is?  I don;t think I've seen that one.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 26, 2021, 06:44:06 AM
Reminds me of my SNK but I donít believe Iíve ever seen that model...

I found a relatively cheap Tudor BB36 and Iíve got the funds, not sure whether to pounce or pool all my $$$ into a vintage Tudor sub
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: 50mm on January 26, 2021, 05:13:41 PM
Trust me, spend a little bit of extra money and buy a G-Shock. It will last you a long time.
Oh yeah I know but even if it takes a beating I don't know if I could bare having to look at one to read the time lol.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on January 27, 2021, 02:05:55 AM
@50mm

If you're working in the forest service I think you need one of these:
(https://hodinkee.imgix.net/uploads/images/1611078940303-v9s5y4iwwwr-f788178b283cc4886aef9a8ee251b40a/timex-nupsi-atlantis-jdm-hero.jpg?ixlib=rails-1.1.0&fm=jpg&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=crop&ch=Width%2CDPR%2CSave-Data&alt=)

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/timex-nuptse-atlantis-edition-for-japan-introducing
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 27, 2021, 07:01:38 AM
So I have a blue Tudor 36 BB in the mail...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on January 27, 2021, 09:50:29 AM
So I have a blue Tudor 36 BB in the mail...

Nice... how much did you spend?

More than 1,5k?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 27, 2021, 02:05:56 PM
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So I have a blue Tudor 36 BB in the mail...
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Nice... how much did you spend?

More than 1,5k?

yes! But itís on the bracelet and itís virtually brand new. They are pricey in Japan, even 2nd hand ones go for around 2.5 (with scratches) - 2.7, I got this for 2.2...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 27, 2021, 10:02:33 PM
(https://image-cdn.hypb.st/https%3A%2F%2Fhypebeast.com%2Fimage%2F2020%2F11%2Fn-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release-3.jpg?q=90&w=1400&cbr=1&fit=max)

I really like the look of this watch. Does anyone (GISM?) know anything about N.W.C. or Lowercase for that matter? N.W.C. seems to be a Japanese company so searching google in english doesn't work very well.

Here's the link to the post: https://hypebeast.com/2020/11/n-w-c-lowercase-military-watch-release

Or maybe there is a comprable Seiko/etc. watch? I'd like a diver on a mesh band (is that the right name for this band?). I'd prefer if it had a date on it, but it looks good clean too.

PS I tried one of these on for shits and giggles the other day and it felt terrible, and that's not just me being a watch snob! the bezel doesn't even click and the case felt like it was made out of cheap plastic. The nato strap was also 2 times too long so it looked absolutely ridiculous. The only thing they got right was the dimensions but I'm not even exaggerating when I say that it made Seiko 5 look like an omega
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: 50mm on January 27, 2021, 10:28:49 PM
@50mm

If you're working in the forest service I think you need one of these:
(https://hodinkee.imgix.net/uploads/images/1611078940303-v9s5y4iwwwr-f788178b283cc4886aef9a8ee251b40a/timex-nupsi-atlantis-jdm-hero.jpg?ixlib=rails-1.1.0&fm=jpg&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=crop&ch=Width%2CDPR%2CSave-Data&alt=)

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/timex-nuptse-atlantis-edition-for-japan-introducing
Aw fuck. That is super sick. I don't work for the forest service though, and everyone kind of hates them where I work lol. Love this thread, never thought I would be so into watches, but it makes sense. It's satisfying when something can be so complex and also so simple.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Lou Strux on January 28, 2021, 02:35:37 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/xYLrLKY/Sprocket-Watch.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ypPxPmp)
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Long time listener, first time caller...
Donít know jacques-merde about watches, as evidenced by the fact that I used to pay good money for Nixons (for fuckís sake,) but about 20 years ago, I found a Citizen EcoDrive with titanium case/band, in very nice shape. Somebody had hung it on a chain link fence, forgot about it & I happened upon it what I presume was some while later, as it was being used as an anchor point for a cobweb.
I liked its look, as well as the 200 meter water resistance. More over, I loved the ďno battery to change, or manual winding requiredĒ aspect of it.
Sadly, about 7 years ago, I fell down while skating & busted the poor thing wide open.
When it came to purchasing a replacement watch, I went back to the well I was now familiar with & bought this considerably larger EcoDrive, again in titanium.
Cost about $150(ish?) on sale. Most Iíve paid for a watch, but I sure do enjoy it.
Aaand, lesson learned, I now remove it from my wrist before any session.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 29, 2021, 04:48:04 PM
Hey, we all gotta start somewhere and I actually owned a Nixon back in the day #realconfessions

Citizen eco drive is a great movement and will last you years without servicing, probably one of the most bang for buck movements out there actually!

***
Honeymooning hard with the black bay 36, thing is mint (bar a few tiny scuffs on the on the back of the case). It wears a bit bigger than other 36mm watches but is nice and thin and the finishing/ fit is dreamy. Want to put it on all sort of natos etc. but that bracelet man...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on January 31, 2021, 02:03:59 AM
Hey, we all gotta start somewhere and I actually owned a Nixon back in the day #realconfessions

Citizen eco drive is a great movement and will last you years without servicing, probably one of the most bang for buck movements out there actually!

***
Honeymooning hard with the black bay 36, thing is mint (bar a few tiny scuffs on the on the back of the case). It wears a bit bigger than other 36mm watches but is nice and thin and the finishing/ fit is dreamy. Want to put it on all sort of natos etc. but that bracelet man...

Congrats! Post some pics!

I was thinking about the black bay 36 in black for a while...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 31, 2021, 03:55:48 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKunVjurI2Z/?igshid=8h349i0mns85
Will write a more in-depth review later but Iím really glad I went with the blue tbh
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on February 01, 2021, 04:21:14 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKunVjurI2Z/?igshid=8h349i0mns85
Will write a more in-depth review later but Iím really glad I went with the blue tbh

Beautiful!!!

Looks good, congratulations!

You have Box and papers?

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 01, 2021, 05:36:18 AM
Yeah full kit in mint condition, cost me 2.2k shipped to my door and itís stamped by the AD!
Movement may only be an ETA but they regulate them and most people report it being within cosc! The quality on the finishing is where you really feel the value though, especially with the bracelet. That blue too, man Iíve never seen a blue that deep, and it goes to navy/ black in dim light which is why I didnít go with the black. The minute track is also a light grey so to not take away from the markers. Signed rose crown and 150m makes this one a pretty good explorer alternative, no date dials are just too clean!!!

@pica you were contemplating one? I thought you didnít like snow flake hands?

Just ordered a Erikaís original strap for it, not cheap!
Might see if I can source a Tudor Nato too
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on February 01, 2021, 08:27:15 AM
Yeah full kit in mint condition, cost me 2.2k shipped to my door and itís stamped by the AD!
Movement may only be an ETA but they regulate them and most people report it being within cosc! The quality on the finishing is where you really feel the value though, especially with the bracelet. That blue too, man Iíve never seen a blue that deep, and it goes to navy/ black in dim light which is why I didnít go with the black. The minute track is also a light grey so to not take away from the markers. Signed rose crown and 150m makes this one a pretty good explorer alternative, no date dials are just too clean!!!

@pica you were contemplating one? I thought you didnít like snow flake hands?

Just ordered a Erikaís original strap for it, not cheap!
Might see if I can source a Tudor Nato too

Yeah thats exactly why. I looked into it and somehow thought it would be a good substitute for the rolex explorer 1 iĎm craving for.

The more i looked into it the more i started to feel ok with the hands.

I even bought a knock off hommage one through amazon and wore it for a day and send it back just to see how i like the size and hands.

In the end i confessed that ta just not what i wanted in the first place and that in the long run i just wouldnĎt be happy with that, iĎm just gonna have to wait it out and see....

Although i have to admit i feel stupid still going for the explorer since price/value finsihing, specs.... all speaks for the tudor.


Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 04, 2021, 05:03:56 PM
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Yeah full kit in mint condition, cost me 2.2k shipped to my door and itís stamped by the AD!
Movement may only be an ETA but they regulate them and most people report it being within cosc! The quality on the finishing is where you really feel the value though, especially with the bracelet. That blue too, man Iíve never seen a blue that deep, and it goes to navy/ black in dim light which is why I didnít go with the black. The minute track is also a light grey so to not take away from the markers. Signed rose crown and 150m makes this one a pretty good explorer alternative, no date dials are just too clean!!!

@pica you were contemplating one? I thought you didnít like snow flake hands?

Just ordered a Erikaís original strap for it, not cheap!
Might see if I can source a Tudor Nato too
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Yeah thats exactly why. I looked into it and somehow thought it would be a good substitute for the rolex explorer 1 iĎm craving for.

The more i looked into it the more i started to feel ok with the hands.

I even bought a knock off hommage one through amazon and wore it for a day and send it back just to see how i like the size and hands.

In the end i confessed that ta just not what i wanted in the first place and that in the long run i just wouldnĎt be happy with that, iĎm just gonna have to wait it out and see....

Although i have to admit i feel stupid still going for the explorer since price/value finsihing, specs.... all speaks for the tudor.




I mean you're not the only one who has weighed up the two, I think most people probably go through that dilemma if they are saving for an explorer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ZDUngvTLk&t=497s
his conclusion was that the BB36 is probably better than the old explorers, but not better than the new ones. he also doesn't really like the bb36 dial, or finds something not quite right about it. What I will say (and he touched on it a bit too) is that you MUST buy the BB36 with the bracelet because the bracelet absolutely smokes anything else in this price range!
Also, I thought the explorer was also 150WR but it's not (only 100), so +1 for the BB

Real confessions time: I have never ever wanted an explorer, it just doesn't get my juices flowing, the only Rolex I even like is the air king 14000 series (@tzhangdox is also a fan from memory) if we're being honest so I didn't feel like I was ever compromising when buying this.

And while Rolex doesn't particularly excite me as a brand, I really like Tudor and a lot of the watches they've produced over the years (will probably still pick up a vintage Tudor sub at some point), hence why this was a no brainer for me. Sure it doesn't have in-house movements like the other black bays, but the divers are too big for my wrist anyway, especially now that 36mm is my most certainly my sweet spot when it comes to wrist real estate. I like the hands, because I like Tudor's history/ heritage!
But yeah as usual, buying a watch because you think it will scratch the itch/ substitute for a similar (but often more expensive) watch, never really works does it?

mini review time! The slab case and polished bezel make the watch look chunkier than it actually is which give it some tool-esque vibes. But it wears very sleek at only 10mm.
On the flip side though the polishing/ finishing means you can suit up with and not have it look out of place. Lume is giving Seiko a run for its money and I still can't enough of that blue. No AR coating on the crystal is a point of contention, but that's not just limited to the BB36, most Rolex/ tudors don't offer that option. peeps also complained about the crown sleeve which makes the crown looks like it's not screwed in, peeps are actually stretching for things to complain about if that's the only thing they can fault on this watch. It's honestly a non-issue for me
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on February 04, 2021, 06:23:53 PM
Well this happened.  I was watching a Japanese tv show and they gave the bad guy's watch deliberate screen time, twice.  I guess i'm one of these guys now.  Find the remote, rewind, pause. 

"AQUA GEAR" 
"ALBA", may have also said automatic, and scuba 200/

What is this, I've never seen one.  Googa search gives me little other than it's probably a Seiko, and I can buy a totally trashed one for $78.

Second search...

Looked like this, without a pepsi bez
(https://auctions.c.yimg.jp/images.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/image/dr000/auc0408/users/133cd481651125ca635ee3fffdfdc6ab589bf1ee/i-img1200x900-1534317206rxaxoz676927.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 04, 2021, 06:36:54 PM
Alba is one of Seiko's (seemingly unlimited number of) sub brands!
Props for pausing videos to see what watches people are wearing though, you are now truly a watch nerd!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 07, 2021, 09:13:57 PM
Tried on a Tudor black bay 58 diver in blue and a 1990s 36mm Tudor sub this morning.

The black bay wears well for a 39, the blue on the dial is pretty subdued when compared to my bb36, honestly looked like it was faded. The in house movement with 70hr power reserve is tempting (as is 20mm lug width). Having said that, my bb36 is currently running at 1+ spd which is pretty ridics considering itís not cosc certified.

Of course the star of the show was the 36mm sub though, wears really well! They arenít cheap these days though and if you look at it on paper, while it does have a Rolex case, the links on the bracelt are folded which is on some Seiko 5 level LOL. I guess thatís how the kept the costs down when they originally dropped. Would look fire on a admiral grey Nato though!!

Saw some 36mm explorers, didnít even bother: theyíre 3 times what I paid for my bb36!

Also bounced my Oris because 17mm lugs are too annoying, never again!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 07, 2021, 11:29:10 PM
Also tried one of these hand wound GS in 37mm, really really nice watch!

https://www.thewatchbox.com/hk/en/shop/Grand-Seiko-9S-SBGW235.html
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 16, 2021, 01:44:55 AM
Still drooling over that GS and wondering about a vintage Tudor sub, this (despite it being quartz) is a damn good substitute, especially at a 5th of the price though:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLWHIvVLWEG/?igshid=1613rnftmb1xq

Sold my Oris big crown pointer and 36mm seamaster as a package deal to make some funds but will be picking up another seamaster ASAP as Iím already having deep sellers remorse :(
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on February 25, 2021, 01:09:14 AM
Are Seiko 5 the best "beginner" watches? Or is there some other options I should be looking at?

1. It's for my girlfriend's youngest brother who has a bad temper and breaks things often. So needs to be durable.

2. She doesn't want to spend much more than Ä200.

3. It needs to be pretty readily available new, not used, as this is a gift.

Later she will buy watches for her other brothers too which maybe the budget is a little higher. They are turning 20, 25, and 30 respectively this year.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on February 25, 2021, 12:46:36 PM
Are Seiko 5 the best "beginner" watches? Or is there some other options I should be looking at?

1. It's for my girlfriend's youngest brother who has a bad temper and breaks things often. So needs to be durable.

2. She doesn't want to spend much more than Ä200.

3. It needs to be pretty readily available new, not used, as this is a gift.

Later she will buy watches for her other brothers too which maybe the budget is a little higher. They are turning 20, 25, and 30 respectively this year.

I'm still in the beginner price points myself. I have a Seiko 5 SNK793, really like it. Yes, that they are in the beginner of the automatic category. The other great entry level automatics are the Orient Bambinos.

But from the sound of the brother's temperment maybe go with a Timex or a G Shock and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on February 25, 2021, 01:22:34 PM
Grabbed a casioak, excited for it to arrive. Be good for this family vaca to the beach
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on February 25, 2021, 03:22:55 PM
Are Seiko 5 the best "beginner" watches? Or is there some other options I should be looking at?

1. It's for my girlfriend's youngest brother who has a bad temper and breaks things often. So needs to be durable.

2. She doesn't want to spend much more than Ä200.

3. It needs to be pretty readily available new, not used, as this is a gift.

Later she will buy watches for her other brothers too which maybe the budget is a little higher. They are turning 20, 25, and 30 respectively this year.

I bought this Orient Ray II a couple months ago, and I have no complaints.  $125, and it looks good.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AK5TR2Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 25, 2021, 08:02:27 PM
What type of watch "style" are we thinking though?
Seiko 5 is the first that comes to mind, but if it's divers you're after then @Joust Ostrich is right with recommending the orient ray ii (although the bracelet kinda sucks)
Pity you can't get citizen ny0040s (or Seiko SKXs) for what they actual used to retail for :(

I'm actually looking at a modded SKX 013 at the moment and it's nearly $600 ... what.in.the.actual.fuck
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on February 26, 2021, 12:10:55 AM
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Are Seiko 5 the best "beginner" watches? Or is there some other options I should be looking at?

1. It's for my girlfriend's youngest brother who has a bad temper and breaks things often. So needs to be durable.

2. She doesn't want to spend much more than Ä200.

3. It needs to be pretty readily available new, not used, as this is a gift.

Later she will buy watches for her other brothers too which maybe the budget is a little higher. They are turning 20, 25, and 30 respectively this year.
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I'm still in the beginner price points myself. I have a Seiko 5 SNK793, really like it. Yes, that they are in the beginner of the automatic category. The other great entry level automatics are the Orient Bambinos.

But from the sound of the brother's temperment maybe go with a Timex or a G Shock and see how it goes.

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Are Seiko 5 the best "beginner" watches? Or is there some other options I should be looking at?

1. It's for my girlfriend's youngest brother who has a bad temper and breaks things often. So needs to be durable.

2. She doesn't want to spend much more than Ä200.

3. It needs to be pretty readily available new, not used, as this is a gift.

Later she will buy watches for her other brothers too which maybe the budget is a little higher. They are turning 20, 25, and 30 respectively this year.
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I bought this Orient Ray II a couple months ago, and I have no complaints.  $125, and it looks good.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AK5TR2Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What type of watch "style" are we thinking though?
Seiko 5 is the first that comes to mind, but if it's divers you're after then @Joust Ostrich is right with recommending the orient ray ii (although the bracelet kinda sucks)
Pity you can't get citizen ny0040s (or Seiko SKXs) for what they actual used to retail for :(

I'm actually looking at a modded SKX 013 at the moment and it's nearly $600 ... what.in.the.actual.fuck

Thanks guys for the input!

She definitely wants to get him and "adult" watch if that makes sense, so not a G-shock or even a Timex, however some of the Timex Autos might be a good option too. Something that will teach him to take care of things a little better, hopefully something he will care about.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Massivebellend on February 26, 2021, 02:26:08 AM
I really REALLY hate footage of people skating in watches, does anyone else feel this way?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on February 26, 2021, 12:41:51 PM
I really REALLY hate footage of people skating in watches, does anyone else feel this way?

Not in this thread.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on February 26, 2021, 12:49:56 PM
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I really REALLY hate footage of people skating in watches, does anyone else feel this way?
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Not in this thread.
Hahahhaa wrong crowd
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 28, 2021, 06:59:38 AM
I really REALLY hate footage of people skating in watches, does anyone else feel this way?
no, itís gets me really intrigued, like did they specifically choose that piece to match their outfit, or is that their only watch? And if it is their only watch, why did they choose that particular one. Then I realize that most people donít give a shit about these trivial things ...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 05, 2021, 06:37:09 AM
This strap was originally intended for my BB36 but the bracelet is near impossible to remove so I stuck it on this and itís pretty much a match made in heaven:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMBanwyLu8s/?igshid=uhfkyeuyyjs5
Never thought Iíd pay that much money for a fabric strap but now I see what all the hype is about, way different to a regular nato, quality is bonkers!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 09, 2021, 03:49:44 PM
Got a good deal/ couldnít resist:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMN3w3iLWl4/?igshid=1gse2q5c8rtqw
I think I need help...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Skoldbergscones on March 09, 2021, 04:03:29 PM
Got a good deal/ couldnít resist:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMN3w3iLWl4/?igshid=1gse2q5c8rtqw
I think I need help...

Pro Master?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 09, 2021, 05:14:04 PM
Yeah, limited edition version of the NY0040 done with united arrows here in Japan. Really hard to get o/s but not so tricky on the ground here so I pounced.
Thereís actually a blacked out/ lume dial version of the Tag professional 1000 (the blue watch I posted up there) that was worn in an old bond flick so Iím guessing thatís where they got the inspo from, gonna get so much wrist time over the summer
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 11, 2021, 05:12:49 AM
Something skate related:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CDpfUcXhoUP/?igshid=1p8bmrrneq7i4
I kept notice him wearing watches in all his clips, turns out heís getting hooked up by swatch, always wonder if this gives them access to swatch group brands as well (Iím guessing no but one can dream right?)

Btw I think that watch looks atrocious and overly big but I ainít mad at swatch for trying to get back in the game! They sponsor Nora too which is a smart move
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on March 12, 2021, 03:04:47 PM
Yeah, limited edition version of the NY0040 done with united arrows here in Japan. Really hard to get o/s but not so tricky on the ground here so I pounced.
Thereís actually a blacked out/ lume dial version of the Tag professional 1000 (the blue watch I posted up there) that was worn in an old bond flick so Iím guessing thatís where they got the inspo from, gonna get so much wrist time over the summer

damn. More pics? Without lume
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 12, 2021, 08:48:18 PM
Will try and chuck up some more pics and do a comparison with the regular one next week. Itís a NY0040 but thereís subtle differences and tweaks, even in the case design
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Silent Bob. on March 13, 2021, 06:51:39 AM
@Silent Bob. okay that is pretty epic!
Is it your only watch? Seems like a pretty cool piece and now I want to see more pictures of the caseback

Sorry for late reply - Iíve one other watch; the breitling is almost the total opposite- small, about 25 years old and totally different style(https://i.ibb.co/wZHC3Ny/542-D3247-F85-A-436-E-8579-5-A31-F8008-F33.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wZHC3Ny)(https://i.ibb.co/wNyvFts/06-CA6132-DABC-48-A1-9856-2000-C8765261.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wNyvFts)(https://i.ibb.co/pK0v5WB/F9-AAC8-B5-F29-F-42-F1-ADEB-EB233-DFF2031.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pK0v5WB)(https://i.ibb.co/qmgCL9t/F9-EE8-DE7-029-C-4-E89-A5-AA-4768349-A1-CA8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qmgCL9t)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 22, 2021, 04:41:00 PM
well you're pretty set then for a 2 watch collection, congrats on keeping it minimal but classy!!

***
comparison of the two citizens:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMtzjzCLXsQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
also, I'm thinking of bouncing my regular NY0040 now if any slap pals want a discount?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on March 26, 2021, 07:20:47 AM
well you're pretty set then for a 2 watch collection, congrats on keeping it minimal but classy!!

***
comparison of the two citizens:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMtzjzCLXsQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
also, I'm thinking of bouncing my regular NY0040 now if any slap pals want a discount?
ha! nice. i need to get mine de-magnitized i think.. and then i'll probably move on as well.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 27, 2021, 06:21:13 AM
@jay_nev what are you thinking of replacing it with?

Iím contemplating a Hamilton H76419931 35mm field watch but I tried on that grand seiko sbgw235 again the other week and itís so yummy on the wrist! Would have to bounce a few pieces but itís not completely out of reach...

I also repurchased another omega 36mm SMP because I had immediate sellers remorse after bouncing the one I owned. The new one I got isnít in as good condition (well actually itís not that bad but the bezel has some scratches) but I got an epic deal on it, hard to find them for less than 2k these days... I got it for 1.3 which is ridics when you compare it to what else you can by for $1300
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 01, 2021, 04:30:00 PM
So I bought another one of these (help me), not really a keeper but I still maintain that this watch wears ridiculously well for a 44mm diameter with 50mm lugs!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNIAND_rQks/?igshid=1lzqd6pt8jnn9
In other news, a guy came into my office yesterday wearing all black business attire and a Rolex explorer and I gotta say it was the first time I thought, okay that watch is super classy! Can definitely see the similarities with my Tudor too though!

Also, seiko finally dropped a mid-size diver (38mm) :
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNHDclujt7L/?igshid=1ah3qjuu3pt1
Will be interested to see how it wears in the wrist

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 06, 2021, 06:19:43 AM
My worlds are colliding:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUxRpojgry/?igshid=gi4i3fveo1aw
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 06, 2021, 06:42:32 AM
Came here to post this. Looks good.

Pretty sure they gonna be out in japan only.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUwih0jc1q/?igshid=24bul95v0pu5 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUwih0jc1q/?igshid=24bul95v0pu5)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUv98GDwZg/?igshid=zs4kbvia9gy1 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUv98GDwZg/?igshid=zs4kbvia9gy1)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUwt-cDifl/?igshid=zxy3wiwhzqax (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUwt-cDifl/?igshid=zxy3wiwhzqax)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 06, 2021, 06:59:06 AM
Wow, pretty slick. Considering the Seiko 5 sports page has a skateboard in its imagery... didn't see a full on collab coming though.
https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en/products/5sports

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 06, 2021, 07:22:20 AM
Wow, pretty slick. Considering the Seiko 5 sports page has a skateboard in its imagery... didn't see a full on collab coming though.
https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en/products/5sports


theyíve sponsored https://instagram.com/japanese_super_rat?igshid=3ueffuuvu6r6 since the inception of the 5KX

https://www.seiko5sports.com/ja/styles/street/
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on April 06, 2021, 08:16:51 AM
Seiko seems like a genuinely cool company... they value their heritage but are not afraid to push things and make ridiculous products using their tech.

The Street Fighter V and Naruto watches that came out recently are absolutely hideous, but I respect Seiko for making them. They're having some fun and that's rare in a big heritage brand like this, I love it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 06, 2021, 08:31:49 AM
The Street Fighter V and Naruto watches that came out recently are absolutely hideous
as a seiko fanboy and also as someone who actually played SF1 in the arcade back in the day, letís agree to never talk about this series ever again! &#128514;

I respect Seikoís range too; theyíve got great watches in all lines from seiko 5 right up until GS
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on April 06, 2021, 08:15:06 PM
(https://storage.seikowatches.com/image/2021/03/18040956577117/0/SRPF93K1.png)

I don't hate that at all.  It's probably too thick and heavy for me to consider buying, even if I could find it.


So the rubber strap on my Orient isn't breaking in the way I had hoped.  Looking for a $20 strap.  Comfortable fabric one.
 Probably a 2 piece, as I don't know if I want another layer underneath making mine any thicker.

Any brand recommendations?

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 06, 2021, 09:08:06 PM
You can boil your strap in hot water if you want to soften it up.

For two piece natos, you canít go past
https://www.bartonwatchbands.com/collections/two-piece-nato-style-quick-release

Sail cloth is another option and I think @jay_nev has a nice one for his citizen. Watch gecko have a nice one Iíve heard ...
https://www.watchgecko.com/sailcloth-watch-strap
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: jay_nev on April 07, 2021, 07:08:13 AM
I do, sailcloth from https://www.iwantastrap.com/

I love it. nice structure, but formable to your wrist.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Yushin Okami on April 07, 2021, 08:36:30 AM
Anyone have experience with vintage Omega's? I am really into the look of some of the ones from the 60s.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: TheBoognish on April 07, 2021, 09:11:45 AM
Anyone have experience with vintage Omega's? I am really into the look of some of the ones from the 60s.

My dad has an old Speedmaster from the early 70ís. Itís fucking gorgeous.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 07, 2021, 12:02:01 PM
Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 08, 2021, 01:45:20 AM
Anyone have experience with vintage Omega's? I am really into the look of some of the ones from the 60s.
great bang for buck if you can verify the movement/ authenticity. Those 60s seamasters have such a classic look and are super robust if you keep them serviced
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 08, 2021, 01:50:21 AM
Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.
yes, Rolex came to their senses and brought back the classic size explorer. The two tone one I could take or leave but I doubt Iíd ever buy a new Rolex anyway just because of their ridiculous store/ customer policies.

The Tudor releases didnít do much for me, the panda chronos look nice but they should have put them in a 39mm case. Silver black bay is meh and the bb36 color just makes me happy I own a blue one!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: beatifk on April 08, 2021, 02:52:38 AM
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Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.
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yes, Rolex came to their senses and brought back the classic size explorer. The two tone one I could take or leave but I doubt Iíd ever buy a new Rolex anyway just because of their ridiculous store/ customer policies.

The Tudor releases didnít do much for me, the panda chronos look nice but they should have put them in a 39mm case. Silver black bay is meh and the bb36 color just makes me happy I own a blue one!

Yep 36mm is dope. Maybe the trend of giant watches is dying? As a small person, I hope so.

That being said, I want to see this Swatch in person...

(https://www.swatchgroup.com/sites/default/files/styles/header_small_840x325_/public/news-header/1920-640-swatch-bioceramic-v1.jpg?itok=eFKeoUV1)

It looks sick and I may need to buy it as my tshirt weather watch.

I also really like the re-release of the colored Cartier Tank Must, I've seen photos of the blue, green, and burgandy, and I like them all (although, this may be because I just rewatched Casino and am obsessed with Deniro's garish watches in that film).

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Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 08, 2021, 11:56:01 AM
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Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.
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yes, Rolex came to their senses and brought back the classic size explorer. The two tone one I could take or leave but I doubt Iíd ever buy a new Rolex anyway just because of their ridiculous store/ customer policies.

The Tudor releases didnít do much for me, the panda chronos look nice but they should have put them in a 39mm case. Silver black bay is meh and the bb36 color just makes me happy I own a blue one!

That two tone one is terrible.
Over 10k retail for this ugly thing.
Not much improvement on the explorer II. lot of people where expecting a ceramic bezel or an even completely new explorer III, there where some great design mock ups floating around for a while.. that black dial version looks sick:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUmsMlgBTy/?igshid=nkqo2onamjuu (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUmsMlgBTy/?igshid=nkqo2onamjuu)

Now the watch still looks the same, and i think it looks outdated and it certainly isnĎt an iconic model the you wouldnĎt wanna change/update at some point.

I think frederico sums it up pretty, i totally agree with him on why that to tone explorer is a joke.

https://youtu.be/YVfdg7sp-Vk (https://youtu.be/YVfdg7sp-Vk)

I like the new green/olive dial on the nautilus.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNWrOmNL3hH/?igshid=3nq9z7bc8ksf (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNWrOmNL3hH/?igshid=3nq9z7bc8ksf)

Yet iĎd probably never buy a patek, even if i had the money.

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 08, 2021, 12:10:36 PM
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Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.
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yes, Rolex came to their senses and brought back the classic size explorer. The two tone one I could take or leave but I doubt Iíd ever buy a new Rolex anyway just because of their ridiculous store/ customer policies.

The Tudor releases didnít do much for me, the panda chronos look nice but they should have put them in a 39mm case. Silver black bay is meh and the bb36 color just makes me happy I own a blue one!

Also i think a lot of people would love a BB 36 GMT and where expecting that.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on April 12, 2021, 07:46:22 AM
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Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.
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yes, Rolex came to their senses and brought back the classic size explorer. The two tone one I could take or leave but I doubt Iíd ever buy a new Rolex anyway just because of their ridiculous store/ customer policies.

The Tudor releases didnít do much for me, the panda chronos look nice but they should have put them in a 39mm case. Silver black bay is meh and the bb36 color just makes me happy I own a blue one!
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Also i think a lot of people would love a BB 36 58 GMT and where expecting that.

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Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 12, 2021, 12:52:00 PM
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Anybody took a look at the new rolex/tudor releases today?

Now that the explorer 1 in 36 is back iĎd buy one for retail price, yet that seems impossible to get your hands on.
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yes, Rolex came to their senses and brought back the classic size explorer. The two tone one I could take or leave but I doubt Iíd ever buy a new Rolex anyway just because of their ridiculous store/ customer policies.

The Tudor releases didnít do much for me, the panda chronos look nice but they should have put them in a 39mm case. Silver black bay is meh and the bb36 color just makes me happy I own a blue one!
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Also i think a lot of people would love a BB 36 58 GMT and where expecting that.
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Fixed
Thx
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 12, 2021, 07:07:38 PM
Real confession: I donít find the explorer ii or anything in pateks lineup even remotely attractive. Most Rolexs bore me tbh (there are definitely exceptions though), Omega on the other hand...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 17, 2021, 03:35:42 AM
Although its an older campaign i didnít knew it and i had a good laugh today when i saw how the 
Moser ad makes fun of the usual patek ad.

http://youtu.be/rOl2PCei6BY (http://youtu.be/rOl2PCei6BY)

http://youtu.be/jbHR5Lso-HU (http://youtu.be/jbHR5Lso-HU)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on April 19, 2021, 07:36:08 PM
Holy geez, that Patek commercial may be the most unrelatable thing I have ever seen.

I'm clearly not their target market though.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 20, 2021, 11:43:08 AM
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Holy geez, that Patek commercial may be the most unrelatable thing I have ever seen.

I'm clearly not their target market though.

When you watch it you immediately feel poor.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 20, 2021, 02:54:18 PM
Meh, I donít even like Pateks, Iíd rather give my son a well worn seamaster
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on April 21, 2021, 03:04:16 AM
Meh, I donít even like Pateks, Iíd rather give my son a well worn seamaster

Design wise I like the nautilus more than the royal oak, yet  all the other patek models donĎt appeal to me that much.

A
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 23, 2021, 01:50:12 AM
https://wornandwound.com/timex-collaborates-with-nn07-on-new-m79/

Was ready to be mad stoked on this but then realized they upped the case size...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 27, 2021, 05:25:58 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/COKZI6fDGJm/?igshid=tc7kedtnjitz

Dayum! This shop has got some hot fire atm

Edit: insta link isnít working for some reason...
https://arbitro.shop/collections/casual/products/tag-heuer-2000-professional-972-613-moondust-dial

Check out the tag GMT they have too!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 05, 2021, 02:04:50 AM
The watch that started it all for me:
https://www.instagram.com/p/COeDMKpritW/?igshid=l7v1xtuovc7m
Still maintain that itís a great watch!

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Check out the details on the strap for that evisen model:
https://www.instagram.com/p/COU7U7sLm0A/?igshid=1cgdg58eb2bi4
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 26, 2021, 07:42:12 AM
Thinking of giving this one to my son:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPNyStGrzFH/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 26, 2021, 02:33:53 PM
Thinking of giving this one to my son:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPNyStGrzFH/?utm_medium=copy_link

How old is he?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 26, 2021, 02:57:01 PM
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Thinking of giving this one to my son:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPNyStGrzFH/?utm_medium=copy_link
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How old is he?
turning 7 soon, itís 34mm which would work for me if it wasnít a diver ...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on May 26, 2021, 03:00:29 PM
so you want to buy the watch now to give it to him in a few years, or do you wanna give him the watch now?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 26, 2021, 06:19:18 PM
so you want to buy the watch now to give it to him in a few years, or do you wanna give him the watch now?
I already bought the watch, might stash away for his 10th birthday
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: bigdave on May 26, 2021, 07:01:55 PM
I like simple, titanium Citizen Eco-Drives. I think of them as nice, competent watches for working class folks.
I lost one in the sea watching surfing two weeks ago from a pier up on the central coast. Had it for years, was devastated.

Replacement arrived today. Other one would have lasted me a lifetime.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on May 31, 2021, 04:29:31 AM
Made the switch from black 58 to blue 58. Could not be any happier!  :D
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 31, 2021, 05:37:41 AM
Made the switch from black 58 to blue 58. Could not be any happier!  :D
epic entrance into this thread! I think the blue will age better anyway, get on a French navy style strap! Although itís probably too hard to take off the bracelet because Tudor bracelets are that good...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on May 31, 2021, 12:09:41 PM
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Made the switch from black 58 to blue 58. Could not be any happier!  :D
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epic entrance into this thread! I think the blue will age better anyway, get on a French navy style strap! Although itís probably too hard to take off the bracelet because Tudor bracelets are that good...

Haha damn Gay, I'm kind of bummed you don't remember me. We went back and forth for a few on page 9. I actually think I said something about the blue aging better than the black  ;)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 31, 2021, 02:55:18 PM
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Made the switch from black 58 to blue 58. Could not be any happier!  :D
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epic entrance into this thread! I think the blue will age better anyway, get on a French navy style strap! Although itís probably too hard to take off the bracelet because Tudor bracelets are that good...
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Haha damn Gay, I'm kind of bummed you don't remember me. We went back and forth for a few on page 9. I actually think I said something about the blue aging better than the black  ;)
wait what? Did you change your name? My bad...

Anyway, how are you liking that shade of blue? Itís a lot lighter than the blue used on the bb36.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: PistachiYo on May 31, 2021, 10:03:27 PM
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Made the switch from black 58 to blue 58. Could not be any happier!  :D
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epic entrance into this thread! I think the blue will age better anyway, get on a French navy style strap! Although itís probably too hard to take off the bracelet because Tudor bracelets are that good...
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Haha damn Gay, I'm kind of bummed you don't remember me. We went back and forth for a few on page 9. I actually think I said something about the blue aging better than the black  ;)
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wait what? Did you change your name? My bad...

Anyway, how are you liking that shade of blue? Itís a lot lighter than the blue used on the bb36.

Nah same name.
Anyways I love the colour. Different shades of blue depending on the light. From as bright as the blue sky to as dark as the deep blue ocean. A keeper for sure!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 01, 2021, 07:29:19 AM
Dope! I remember putting my bb36 next to one and being surprised how light the blue was but the 36 is super deep blue!
Defs a keeper, I though it wore extremely well for a 39, will look so good in 20 years time when the bezel starts to ghost!!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: pica on June 08, 2021, 11:20:00 AM
So i keep looking at the tissot PRX.
I donĎt need it, but yet who needs another wartch.

For 320 its great bang for buck.

Anybody seen it in real life?

(http://www.instagram.com/p/CNuTdThLcwI/?utm_medium=copy_link)

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 10, 2021, 07:10:17 AM
So i keep looking at the tissot PRX.
I donĎt need it, but yet who needs another wartch.

For 320 its great bang for buck.

Anybody seen it in real life?

(http://www.instagram.com/p/CNuTdThLcwI/?utm_medium=copy_link)


Iím not sure I get the appeal of them, having said that tissot (and 99% of longines watches) have never really been a brand that jumped out at me...

In other small watch news, glycine has now dropped a 36mm combat sub, I donít need another diver but if I did ... AND itís 8.5mm thin! @pica you down?
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Joust Ostrich on June 10, 2021, 03:26:56 PM
So i keep looking at the tissot PRX.
I donĎt need it, but yet who needs another wartch.

For 320 its great bang for buck.

Anybody seen it in real life?

(http://www.instagram.com/p/CNuTdThLcwI/?utm_medium=copy_link)


It's $281 here. 
https://www.macys.com/shop/product/tissot-mens-swiss-prx-stainless-steel-bracelet-watch-40mm?ID=12091548&CategoryID=23930&isDlp=true&isDlp=true

Or blue
https://www.macys.com/shop/product/tissot-mens-swiss-t-classic-gentleman-stainless-steel-bracelet-watch-40mm?ID=10345391&CategoryID=65993&isDlp=true&isDlp=true
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 11, 2021, 06:45:38 AM
AND the date is at 6 oíclock :0

https://www.instagram.com/p/CP90w6Lj7R2/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Slapís Too Sensitive on June 15, 2021, 09:43:25 PM
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Meh, I donít even like Pateks, Iíd rather give my son a well worn seamaster
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Design wise I like the nautilus more than the royal oak, yet  all the other patek models donĎt appeal to me that much.

A

You like the least ďPatekídĒ Patek, the Nautilus is a bastard model thatís only popular because of rappers.


My watch collection is as follows:

Grand Seiko Heritage Snowflake
JLC Reverso Duo SS
Tudor Pelagos (Blue)
Seiko Padi Turtle
Seiko Samurai Manta Ray (Gradient blue dial, deep blue silicon strap, black ceramic bezel)
Vintage Rolex Datejust, Jubilee two tone bracelet with fluted bezel w/ white dial & Arabic hour markers)
Omega Moon Watch
Brand New Rolex Yacht Master (Blue dial, platinum bezel)

Might sell the YM, Pelagos to raise cash for a Root Beer Rolex GMT Master.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 15, 2021, 10:41:27 PM
Thatís a pretty impressive list straight out the bat, whatís your favorite? Also, some pics please
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Slapís Too Sensitive on June 15, 2021, 10:48:50 PM
Thatís a pretty impressive list straight out the bat, whatís your favorite? Also, some pics please

Iíll take a few pics tomorrow when itís light out. Tbh I wear the Seiko Padi Turtle the most, so Iíd probably say that. The snowflake and Reverso are next up, and the rest of them I could easily sell without missing. Donít be too impressed, a few of them were purchased used (like the Rolex watches), so it isnít like I dropped above MSRP at an authorized dealer or anything. I got lucky on the Yacht Master, someone literally bought it and then sold it used to my friends business after a few months of ownership.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 16, 2021, 06:42:00 AM
I see, funny that out of all those the seiko is getting the most love! Just goes to show...
What speedy do you have?
I hear lots of people rave about the Pelagos, is it really that good? (Size would be way too big for me)
Iím sure your date just would hog a lot of wrist time too!
Speaking of jubilee bracelets:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQLPi0TrYBI/?utm_medium=copy_link
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Slapís Too Sensitive on June 16, 2021, 09:28:46 AM
I see, funny that out of all those the seiko is getting the most love! Just goes to show...
What speedy do you have?
I hear lots of people rave about the Pelagos, is it really that good? (Size would be way too big for me)
Iím sure your date just would hog a lot of wrist time too!
Speaking of jubilee bracelets:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQLPi0TrYBI/?utm_medium=copy_link

I love and adore Seiko, theyíre my favorite watch brand ever. I canít say enough awesome things about them, the only criticism I have is that their ďlower endĒ divers like the Turtle/ Samurai sometimes have misaligned chapter rings, so itís best to purchase in person. Macyís has some awesome Fathers Day sales usually, you could get lucky if you have one near youÖ I also love JLC, theyíre known as the watchmakerís watchmaker for a reason. The movements theyíve made for Patek Philippe pieces have been awesome, and the Reverso is a classic with rich history.

The Pelagos is great, I personally love it. It doesnít fit as large as youíd think, I have small wrists too. Itís lighter in weight than I thought itíd be, but itís still weighted so it feels like a quality watch. Some older gents make fun of me for wearing Tudor, they say itís for kids who donít know any better even though Iím almost 40 lol.

I bought the Moon Watch recently new for just over $5k after taxes, I fell for the hype even though Iím well aware that the Seiko Pogue is the real moon watch and the Omega is just a marketing stuntÖ

Believe it or not, the Datejust receives the least wrist time out of all of them. Itís from the 80ís and I bought it for $2,100 several years ago, so itís an old relic that Iím weary of wearing often. Thatís kind of why I love just wearing the Seiko Turtle, I donít have to worry about it since itís a robust watch that I donít have to worry about if Iím doing yard work, swimming in the pool, playing soccer, etc.

For anyone interested in the Seiko Turtle, I prefer the aluminum bezel models over the newer ďKing TurtleĒ models with the ceramic bezels/ cyclops day/date. For some reason the newer ones feel lighter and the bezel turning isnít as satisfyingÖ
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 18, 2021, 12:56:57 AM
Surprised your date just doesnít get enough wrist time, still want some pics of your collection! Iím not a fan of ceramic bezels either really; I like my watches to age and ghost bezels are fricking sexy!
More news on that 36mm combat sub:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CQGWjHZrhTr/?utm_medium=copy_link