Spotted this on ebay, and was wondering if it was worth the money, something like $40 if i remember
What is your opinion on Soviet Watches? Are they effay?
>Smartwatches are the future
>require daily charging
>do exactly what your smartphone does
>makes you look like a tool
Watches are timeless because they last 5ever and do one thing very well, not because of their muti-functional utility
>you can reasonably bet that the $40 fake will have better internals than the $4 fake
by that logic the authetic one should be best
protip: it's not
I'm 90% sure all of the fakes are the same movement, but feel free to throw your money away
No, you don't understand my point. $4 will not buy you good watch internals - it's a crapshoot at that price point. I'm sure we've all had $40-$60 watches from no-name brands that have lasted us for many many years. There's a price premium attached to the internals in watches like those - it's certainly not as high as the price premium attached to name brands, but I can guarantee you it's higher than $4. I'm obviously not saying that it's a guarantee, but it's a reasonable assumption to make from a decent seller.
This is a very basic point, and it should be easy to understand. Your condescending tone is completely unwarranted.
And you're missing my point: authentic DW cost 200 dollars and have a worse movement than the aliexpress fakes for 5 dollars.
Price and quality have no bearing on eachother when it comes to fashion watches, which is why you should be prepared to spend money on an actual good watch. Unless you know that there are different people manufacturing fakes (fat chance), you're getting the exact same stuff at a higher price.
To your last point, actually, I *thought* I had a photo on my laptop with a comparison of two. I can't find it, but I bought a fake Bulgari for around $10 USD in Istanbul and a fake Armani for around $30 in Serbia. The $30 one has substantially better internals, and has lasted me six years now with just a battery change. The Bulgari's internals broke after a couple of years.
>authentic DW cost 200 dollars and have a worse movement than the aliexpress fakes for 5 dollars.
Okay, so that's where the issue is - I'm not talking about any specific watch. I don't know the brand DW; I'm speaking as someone who's owned around five fake watches with varying results. You, on the other hand, have baseless conjecture.
Literally every post I've made has made a point to say that the BRAND PREMIUM has no bearing on the quality of the internals, so I'm not sure who or what you think you're arguing against.
You know I'm a different person than the poster you were discussing the DW thing with, right?
Some Russian watches are cool, some are shit. Movements generally have the reputation of being moderately accurate and quite robust.
Youl model is pretty nice. I'd wear it.
Other, preferably cheaper watches with week indicator?
I have a NOS big zero coming in the mail, how did I do? I think it looks pretty cool and I was reading about the 2609 movement and it actually sounds like it's pretty decent.
I like mine a lot. Ticks super loud though.
Also what kind of strap should I get? The CCCP strap it comes on actually looks decent but I'm guessing it's going to be cheap and awful in person so I'm planning on replacing it.
I'm not sure if I want a leather one similar to the one it comes on or a two-piece cloth one like pic related. There's also the obvious meme answer of putting it on a Nato but I think that would look like shit. Maybe a Perlon, since that's the hot new meme strap, but I think that would probably look like shit too.
That one is just off Google, but I bought this one more or less randomly for next to nothing right now.
>he doesn't regularly wear a 50+ year old watch that belonged to his grandfather
I'm not the first anon you were responding to. I seem autistic because sometimes I wear a suit and wear a dress watch with it?
And no I wouldn't wear it to a club, how is that even relevant? I would wear something appropriate for that instead.
Hey I was thinking of getting one of the new Citizen Signatures. They look really well crafted for the prices.
Yeah I work in an office so I need something dressy enough for a suit, but still sporty enough I can wear it out without it looking out of place on the weekend.
Really like my eco-drives and when I started looking for a nice auto under 1k this caught my eye over like a hamilton or something.
Everything Citizen makes just always has a Seiko alternative which is superior in my opinion. I don't dislike Citizen and their watches are perfectly fine but none of them has ever really fully convinced me. The SARX in pic related costs less than that watch, has a movement of the same tier, has styling which is similar but better in my opinion, and looks to be better finished.
i just received 2 DW watches from aliexpress and I'm actually really impressed by the quality.
i sit right beside this dude in class who's got a real one and he had no i was sporting a fake till i told him (don't really care just like the look)
had em both for about 3 weeks and wore them every day and they're surprisingly well built, I get a lot of compliments on the one with the rose gold trim.
paid something like 9$ for both of them
What does /fa/ think of the Sinn 104? This version or the one with numerals?
In the watch world they're really not that expensive. 7-15k for a watch isn't that much money if you've got a decent professional job. Think doctors, lawyers, accountants, pharma etc.
Consider the fact that there are many watches north of 50k, a rolex is not that absurd.
Yes, normal people wear them quite often.
Not that guy, but anyway. The lines are too fat and long for sub-second marks, imo. The Seagull, for instance, does it better.
I used to really like the 1963 but the finishing seems shit. Look at all the irregularities in the subsecond marks.
The chinese text + that red star make it feel really fedora/communist tier for me.
a <100 dollar citizen/seiko/orient or something, or a 5 dollar DW from aliexpress, and save the rest until you can buy a nice watch (1-2k+ for like a vintage swiss or something, or a modern german)
I saw a guy today in class with a really nice watch, it was quite big with a black dial, red or white second hand, quartz with chronograph. Also black/steel case with black dial and 2 small subdials. Anyone know what it might be called? Strap was pretty wide and light brown leather
I live in asia where this shit is pretty much de riguer for daily life if you want to be perceived as successful and thus actually become successful (one usually leads into the other).
However, unlike older generations where a small rolex gold datejust was standard attire, wrist dinner plates with a million superfluous and distracting subdials sit heavy on the girly wrists of asia's up and coming youth (and old men with too much free time and viagra).
It really is ridiculous, and the reason why rolex increased their cases sizes after resisting the big watch meme longer than everyone else: the only market buying luxury watches in great abundance anymore is in asia, not europe or america like the past.
Boom boom times in the far east, time to buy a luxury watch (it can be ugly as sin, "I want the daytona/bigbang/royal oak ugly edition/seadweller deepsea that's too big for my manlet wrist because it's more expensive than that other guy's well suited and fitting datejust").
Brave new world.
Rolex produces over one million watches every year. They're not rare or exclusive or anything, they're very common. They may be very good watches and all but I don't understand why people think they're so special when they are so mass produced and literally everyone recognizes Rolex immediately.
In the world of watches, they don't cost that much.
I didn't care for them myself when I first started looking for a nice watch, but over time I've come to realize that most of their offerings tick all the right boxes.
Rolex watches are the ultimate safe timepieces/jewelry/accouterments a man can buy.
They really are the safe, generic choice, and before I thought this was bad but in time have come to like their over done (over done because they're copied by others to death) styling.
Here's how it went with me: Looking for a dressier/casual-dressy watch, a final watch, that one watch that doesn't ever have to leave my wrist no matter what I wear or am doing because I'm in a "buy it once, buy it well" mode and cbf anymore.
My 2254 seamaster pro is nice, but not with a suit. Too sporty, and incongruous with my shirt cuffs.
I scanned the alternatives and it came down to Grand Seiko, and Rolex.
I wanted something: very well made so as to last a very long time - a lifetime and more hopefully;
-valuable (as in valuable beyond a few neckbears online - something with ubiquitous value, because an item with value can be traded if it ever came to that, for me or whatever spawn I leave the watch to when I shrug off this mortal coil);
-with some kind of pedigree or history - some lineage of craftsmanship and in-house production (which both seiko and rolex posses in droves with seiko predating rolex);
-an everywhere wearer: so that means screw down crown for water resistance, but not too sporty looking as I have that.
JLC's et. al., and all that are nice, but their dressy models are strictly dry formal business only, and their sporty stuff is too sporty, same with so many other brands;
-has to be made where it says it's made (so, in this case switzerland or japan)
This pretty much cuts out 90% of "swiss" watches out there (and low end jap watches but they're not part of my survey). I love my omega, but am under no illusions about the swatch group.
By my count, Rolex is one of the only swiss manufacturers that can truly claim (not according to that bullshit swiss law) that they're made in switzerland.
I don't trust the large conglomerates like Swatch, LVMH or Richemont, and the other independents don't fit the profile, aren't in-house or just shit.
Seiko's high end offerings are probably the only watches in the world that are 100% in house, so I'm talking everything down to the lubricating oils, lume compound and jewels. They make it all. Seiko is the only mass conglomerate I trust in this regard.
So it comes down to these two makers.
Here is how they differ and why I'm leaning towards Rolex in the end:
I love the Grand Seikos I've seen. So many say they're far better finished compared to Rolex, I'd believe it even if I haven't taken a loupe to them to compare myself - I know from experience that the Japs are the only ones to make Swiss people looks sloppy.
BUT, servicing a GS is pain. The only model I'm currently interested in is a highbeat that will likely require more frequent servicing than a standard movement.
So that's up to 6 months without the watch every 3-5 years (they say 3 for highbeat but whatever) as it gets serviced to keep it from needing costlier repairs.
A Rolex can be serviced, and full out repaired, in any city on this earth worth living in.
This is a convenience that cannot be denied.
Secondly, spare parts:
Like that other anon mentioned, rolex churns out millions of units every year, many with identical internal components.
If, some time in the far future, this watch needs replacement parts then finding them will not be hard.
GS, whose output is far smaller and whose official wording of ceasing parts production 10 years after the model is OOP, means that this will likely be a bitch for anyone in the future that needs GS parts.
I've asked at least four fucking times, but nobody points me in the right direction.
I want a basic, all around casual watch for 100-400£ (142$-568$).
Recommend some cool watches in that price range that you don't need a special outfit to pull off. Throw em at me.
Lastly, the Rolex has more "value". Despite it's likely superiority in accuracy, finish and what have you, GS's are unfortunately undervalued by the market compared to your steel men's rolex.
This isn't such a big issue for me, as I'm the hoarder type that has never sold anything 2nd had and hopefully never will have to.
But if things don't change for Seiko's general perception in the luxury arena, Rolex is still likely to be the crowned king of the mid-range luxury timepiece hill for some time to come.
The idea that some twerp tangentially related to me inheriting my watch and discarding it or not fighting to get it repaired because it's "just a seiko" (if they can still manage coherent thought by that age at all) bother me.
I can't see the future, I just know that rolexs are more valued, and so I must project the only data I have and guess that this discrepancy between the two will be maintained for some time to come.
So when it comes down to it (daily wearer/oystercase screw down/worn with everything any time), I'll likely be picking up an explorer 1, or some kind of datejust variant I like for my forever watch (for when I'm not wearing the smp).
It's the safe choice, but it just ticks all my boxes.
Is there a place where I can see a list of old Fossil Watches?
I have an old one that was my dads that is 1/2 skeletonized on the face and its pretty effay but I can't get a good photo of it to post.
you'll have to add some specific preferences
otherwise just go look at an online catalog since it's pointless to list out a 1000 disparate options
if you don't know what you want at all then fuck off and go get a clue then come back
S A R B
It's a great watch and it's perfect if you just want a watch with no bullshit and apparently have no other specific needs or preferences.
ebay is pretty much the only place that I know of. I got mine from ebay and overpaid out the ass ($120) for one which is supposedly NOS. You should easily be able to find one in decent or pretty good condition for like $40-80 though, I'm not sure mine was really worth it but it was an impulse thing and I guess we'll see when it gets here.
Yeah the black dial looks like shit I think. There's also a whole bunch of white dial special commemorative ones made for the Western market with a big hammer and sickle on them that say Glasnost and those seem to go surprisingly cheap even in decent condition, but I think that's way too commie for me and like any other "special edition commemorative" Russian watch there's always a high probability that they're frankensteins or fakes.
If there's nothing good on ebay just wait a while and check again, there's plenty of slav watches floating around and something good will come up eventually.
New to the watch scene, I'm noticing how essential it is in some outfits but I've never been given or owned a nice one before. What should I get? And should I ever buy a fake, or does a fake make me look bad because I'm lying about my financial status?
Not comparable in price but vastly superior to every Rolex, except parts availability
I ordered a blue mako from them about 5 or 6 years ago.
They're in Singapore, I'm in Thailand (mako's had run out here at that time).
I asked them to please lie on the Fedex form, say it was $15 dollars rather than 100 or whatever it was then, because I'd be raped by customs fees and post office bribery bullshit. (up to 70% on luxury goods - year fuck off).
So they sent it all fine. It sat in the fedex storage here for too long, then I got a call asking me to confirm the cost of the watch ie. send them an invoice because presumably they thought there had been a mistake on the declaration form.
I seriously hate these courier fucks; try to squeeze out every last customs commission.
So I edited the invoice skywatch sent me, turned it into a pdf and sent it off.
Had my mako that afternoon.
Skywatch was most obliging at the time, I have no idea if their reputation has been maintained up to the present, however.
>Not comparable in price but vastly superior to every Rolex, except parts availability
Not comparable at all m8ty.
This thing is more suited to be compared to haute horlogerie type shit: the old classic greats, the new small greats (Journe, Voutilainen et.al.).
But yeah, Rolex trumps them all in regards to potential longevity due to a mountainload of spare parts and donor watches available now until forever.
Safe choice for the long game indeed.
I like that one too. Comparison with my snz which may be just a little too big, might have to buy an snk to try out. new cheap leather strap as well.
>just wondering if you get what you pay for.
It's a luxury watch brand.
It's jewelry that ticks.
It's gonna cost what it costs because they say so. If people want to buy it at the asking price then whatever.
Their internal mechanisms are outsourced but modified (they have since started to engineer their own in-house stuff).
Their designs are their own; if you want something that looks like a UN, then you'll have to buy their asking price (supply and demand nigga, do you speak it?)
They were up until recently independent, but have just been bought by one of the luxury goods conglomerates so expect shit to get more boring with less innovation, more shit and more expensive from here on out.
IMO unless you have a hard on for their looks, they're nothing special compared to everything else available.
I just got pic related as my first "real" watch. Did I overpay for aesthetics or is the movement actually decent?
copped these 2 yesterday.
how do I decide when to wear which?
>using non mech powered analog watch
seriosuly rocking that tacky shit while solid affortable mechs are out there, nigger?
It doesn't get any preppier than a yacht-master.
That's not preppy, that's fucking disgusting and gaudy. The Yachtmaster is one of the most disgusting watches Rolex makes, and they make some pretty disgusting shit if you look past the classics like the sub, GMT, datejust, explorer etc.
I have this Tissot from a birthday about three to four years back. Is it possible to swap out the links for a leather band?
Also would a spring tool suffice for this or would I need a mini-spring tool judging by the pic?
I think this is the face of it, seems closest anyway. Do you think a brown leather band would suit it? I was thinking something similar to the Timex Easy Reader in terms of band.
I never serviced mine, some of 'm are over 20 years old they still work. But I don't know if they've ever been serviced.
My oldest first hand bought is a little over 6 years old. Still runs perfectly.
BTW if it does need servicing after 5 years, just buy a new one.
>no lume hands
>boring ass strap
>white dial would be cool if not that massive size
What do you guys think? Its like 260$
I have the same watch, well with the actual 19 Zuan from a forum and not the 21 Zuan from watchunique so I can't speak on that quality specifically... but it's a beautiful watch. Highly recommend getting a leather NATO band with it but it's a great movement.
Be careful of bumping because the plastic dome can scratch a bit easy but nothing some toothpaste can't buff out. You won't be disappointed.
srry forgot photo
They were actually designed for sale in seiko's third world markets (those that couldn't afford to benefit intially from seiko's quartz revolution since that shit was expensive when it first debuted).
They're prime for deepest darkest africa or shitfuckistan where replacement batteries and fragile electronics are hard or impossible to come by.
In other words, they're sturdy as shit for what they are and you basically wear them until they wear out.
This model was larger than I what's traditionally a dress watch of that style.
If it were 38mm maybe, but it wears like a 42mm and that's sport watch territory, or shit dinnerplate-esque fashion watch territory.
Shame as it's a fairly inexpensive moonphase complication watch.
just got this recently, thoughts guys? first real watch that wasn't a hand me down after college
looks good, I hope its not a quartz, too formal looking for my taste
thx, automatic. was going for formal (wear suit/tie to work every day) while somewhat casual/sporty for weekends (especially the punched leather). first watch thought I'd go for versatility.
i'm surprised how put-together / unpretentious it is despite looks like it has so many complications. needs higher quality shot to be sure, but first impression looks like a good watch
Does anyone know this watch? Just found it and all I can see is the brand name "Relic"
Looking for a watch, but I'm not an expert, can you guys help me out?
>small (I have a thin wrist)
>simple, natural look
>leather strap/goes well with leather strap
Found this one, but I think it's too big for me
So is this stuff overpriced shit? Any idea what the movement inside is?
Because I think they look really nice (and it would be great if you guys have suggestions on other 38mm watches that look like this), but I doubt it's actually made in Germany.
Already own a orient blue ray but want a monochrome/formal watch.
Should I cop this Orient FFD0F??
decided on a brathwait
which style do you guys prefer? idk how the rose gold will look on me as a guy
I want to buy my father a watch for his birthday, he doesn't really care too much about brands or anything, it just needs to following criteria:
>numbers he can actually read with his eyesight (no numerals or dashes marking them)
>water resistant to >=50m
>aesthetic enough to be worn to nice occasions
Preferably sub-150 or so. Any suggestions?
Not bad, I think the red accenting is a bit much and overwhelms the watch
believe it or not, most women's watches are just smaller versions of men. Try a hamilton jazzmaster or a SARB around that pricepoint
most daydates/daydate homages are quite small also (pic related)
I am a normal working guy and I wear a Black sub C.
>be perceived as successful and thus actually become successful (one usually leads into the other).
Timex Easy Reader line. (various models)
They're expressly made for seniors desiring easy readability with a watch face.
Plain (some say bland), uncluttered dials with timex's indiglo night light which will be useful for an old man bothered by a prostrate in the early hours.
Cheap as chips and if you don't like the band then replace it with a nicer on and it'll do for all occasions.
I've got this. It's bretty gudd but I don't need or want the date on it.
It's a combination of lots of nouveau riche gooks and the european market being pretty saturated. European market has shifted a lot towards the retro grail watches that is too tough for brands to compete with.
European market is twice as large as the US, and the US+euro market is about equal to the asian market (at roughly 50%).
>Looks ugly as fuck
thats the beauty/charm of a mens watch - pure utilitarian nonpretencious fa
also, is pic rel vostopk amphibian? what model pls help
Ew no. A proper wagcht can be given as an heirloom. A smart watch is a useles gizmo. It falls short on both style and function. I'll take a hublot over an apple any day thank you.
These are the ones I have.
I don't wear them all that often. I hate having things on my wrists when working.
Think a brown strap would look good on this?
g shock watches, specifically the large white ones with the resin band. hot as fuck.
Swatch whores out a bunch of well loved historic brand names to shovel a bunch of shitty watches and they're all intentionally gimped to make Omega look better by comparison, and Omega itself is not as great as they would want you to believe. Someone on /g/ put it pretty accurately when they said that Swatch wants Omega to be perceived as 95% as good as Rolex while making 50% of the effort.
Omega uses movements largely made by ETA (their sister company in the Swatch conglomerate) before being assembled by Omega which wouldn't be so bad in and of itself except that they pretend that Omega is all in-house when that's complete bullshit.
They also are always bragging about being Swiss and having Swiss heritage and shit and yet their watches are made in China as much as possible while having only a minimal amount of the final finishing work completed in Switzerland to allow the watches to be legally stamped as "Swiss Made". Basically most Omegas today have movements with 50% of the parts made in Asia, bracelets made in China, and cases that are stamped out elsewhere before being polished and finished in Switzerland and yet their marketing fluff shit would have you believe that the watches are lovingly made by hand from start to finish by shaky old Swiss master craftsmen elves hunched over a workbench when really the production process is the same highly automated globalized supply chain shit that any other product goes through.
thanks for this. can you give your thoughts on TAG Heuer? I hear they get a lot of flak in the watch community because they market themselves at Macy's, others calling it just a fashion watch brand. I do think it's cool they're trying out new stuff with a smartwatch www.tagheuerconnected.com/
Take all the shit I talked about Omega and triple it, TAG is trash. Heuer was a once great company that got bought out by TAG and turned to shit. They literally bought a movement design from Seiko and touted is as being this super great all-Swiss movement they had invented and built all in-house. Then a while later it turned out they weren't even manufacturing it all themselves, they had trouble with some of the parts so they asked Seiko to produce them for them.
>Tag Heuer, a unit of French luxury group LVMH said a deal it announced on Wednesday to use parts from Seiko Instruments Inc. would not hurt its "Swiss made" image as the company is a member of the Swiss Chronometry Society.
So Seiko is not good enough to please the "only the Swiss can make good watches" crowd, but they're good enough to hold Swiss watchmakers' hands and do all the hard work for them.
>Mfw people thought I bought my Tudor because I couldn't afford a Rolex
It's not like I'm going to correct them. I'd rather have people think I'm poor. Still, the stigma is interesting.
That's why people who buy things for the sake of impressing others make themselves miserable and never impress anyone anyway. I would take a Pelagos over a SubC any day (but not a classic aluminum bezel 40mm sub), and I love the Heritage Chrono and the Ranger and the North Flag. I like their vintage stuff too, I've been hunting ebay for a good Oysterdate for months now.
I love Tudor, it's a shame people finally picked up on the association with Rolex and so prices have started rising both for current models and for vintage stuff, and it seems like moving to inhouse movements and jacking up the prices sort of defeats the whole purpose of starting Tudor as a separate brand in the first place.
>buying submariner-looking anything
the best rolexes are the most understated ones
of course everyone buys the submariner for the exact opposite reason, so by proxy anyone who buys submariner homages are imitating the same gaudiness
Thanks for your response this is extremely interesting stuff here. Where do you go to find this kind of stuff out? are there any good websites/articles or videos about this kind of thing?
As much as I hate WUS they sometimes have some ok threads and there's always a lot of delicious denial and handwringing when this stuff comes up:
And of course it's not just the Swiss
And then read the history of the origins of the swatch group, it's fascinating. The short summary is that Seiko dropped a Japanese atomic bomb in 1969 by releasing the first production quartz wristwatch. Quartz was immediately vastly superior to mechanical watches and over the course of just a few years the price of quartz fell to well below mechanical watches as well, so the bottom dropped out on the Swiss watch industry and many companies went out of business entirely or circled the drain surviving by government bailouts until this guy Nicolas Hayek came along and ate up all the brands into the massive Swatch Group and started brutally cutting costs and cutting corners and launching massive marketing efforts to carefully segment the market using all the different brands owned by Swatch to squeeze as much out of consumers as possible at every price range and to make mechanical watches desirable again.
Should receive pic related soon, I can wear it with generally anything, right?
My collection of low tier watches, replaced some of the straps. Last one i did was the bambino, in order to tone it down to a more casual look. I think about picking up either a nomos, to replace the rodina, or a speedmaster as an alternative to the steinhart to wear smart casual or with suits What do you guys think on that idea?
Couldn't have put it more succinctly myself (I just re-read my posts concerning rolex as a safe choice and it's just so difficult to read I'm sorry guise).
>And then read the history of the origins of the swatch group, it's fascinating. The short summary is that Seiko dropped a Japanese atomic bomb in 1969
To add to this remember that this quartz a-bomb was preceded by seiko being banned from the swiss timing competition because when their entry one year was so much more superior (accurate etc.,) compared to all the swiss entries the swiss were totally BTFO and ran, butthurt, screaming and anally bleeding to their government who then revised the rules of the competition so that only swiss manufacturers could compete from then onwards.
Hence why COSC certification and all that "superlative chronometer" crap is just that, crap. But people eat it up, even though it's meaningless in day to day use and becomes irrelevant after your first servicing.
It's not as accurate as seiko's standard, and it's not as accurate as the nascent german watchmaking industry standard (if that thing can get off the ground) which I believe seeks to measure accuracy of a CASED movement rather than a naked one like the former two do.
"Swiss Made" is therefore a hollow gold standard, resting precariously on past laurels mostly unearned by most of the current contenders.
However, it is still a gold standard as far as mass consumer perception is concerned (which is why so many still buy in droves dogshit, unimaginative tissots and the like) but like I always say on here for everything be it watches, footwear or fine clothing these days you can only trust the maker, because all labels lie.
Hence why concerning the upper middle range of swiss horology: "In Rolex We Trust", because everything else below them might as well be made in dodge city.
That's okay if you fully understand what you are buying at the price you are, but most people don't.
>1st through 3rd place go to a quartz movement, Seiko wins every place from 4 to 10 with mechanical movements
Seiko rekt the Swiss so hard that even when they restarted the chronometer competitions after a 40 year break they were still butthurt enough to exclude all watches made outside of Europe. It's hilarious.
But in any case here's Omega's fuck you to the rest of the industry, 8 stars to celebrate winning 8 competitions.
I have 6" wrists. But I also like the look of small watches. Would it be a good idea to go and buy a vintage watch online, somewhere in the sub 30-33mm area?
In particular I've been browsing and this caught my eye.
But with it being so old, how much money could i possible have to spend on maintenance, etc. What would the cost be of owning such an old watch.
Are there any watches that are similar to this stylistically but don't cost a fucking arm and a leg
Bump, can anyone help?
You could check out a rodina st17. Cheap as fuck Nomos homage.
got the black leather band. did I fuck up /fa/? i got it for a steal
Not a fan of the monster desu, but at least it's a good watch
id trash/ebay the invicta and trash the DW. If the middle's an orient it's fine. Nomos is too expensive for what you're getting IMO (1-2k), I'd get a Maison Celadon instead.
Might also want to look into a hamilton or vintage omega constellation or similar
Does it matter whether I get a Duracell or a possibly less reliable "Renata" battery for my watch?
What the fuck is even the point in minimalist watches? The margin for error in telling the time increases with more "minimalism". With your watch, you may as well downgrade to a bracelet.
I understand the stigma with movado in the US:
It's a watch present in all midtier malls in every flyover state in that country.
But that's a shame IMO.
I don't live in the US, I've never seen a movado sold in person, but I really do like the look of their (admittedly overdone) museum dial.
I would hazard a guess that, if not for the mallbrand stigma in the US, more fuccbois would be all over them in general.
>With your watch, you may as well downgrade to a bracelet.
You don't seem to get it:
If they wanted accuracy they'd be wearing radio-synced gshocks.
99% of fuckers on here use their phone every waking second anyway so the watch is just an affectation.
However, you rarely have to know the time to the precise microsecond, and if you did you wouldn't be even looking at such watches in the first place.
Most people don't need atomic accuracy, and an approximation which is easily achieved with any watch (even those ones with just one hand) will suffice for most day to day use.
Any autist will be like "oh it's 12:05:01:113r2w5354t4" whereas everyone else will say "oh, it's around 12 o'clock. Time for lunch".
Actually scratch that they ruin all their museum dials by adding fucking text on the bottom.
Like the design isn't signature enough they still have to say "swissMOVADOmade" (which is bullshit and meaningless anyway).
Retards catering to other retards that don't know what they own unless it screams its name at them.
Branding ruins almost everyone, ever, and if I could find a good vintage pic related I'd be glad.
Fuck this brand.
Thanks on the feedback. I took a look at the Celadon but the face is a bit too gaudi for my taste. I kind of like the idea on getting an older constellation or seamaster but wont servicing be a hazzle? The sub is a steinhart btw not an invicta.
I bought mine from them and it was fine. I couldn't find anywhere cheaper.
Do you guys reckon something like this can be trusted? I want an expandable band, but I'm not keen on paying $40 for a band.
Hey, /fa/, I'm willing to buy a watch but can't afford more than 10 dollars in it. I'll post my highlights until now.
So, depends on what for me to choose the colouring of the wrist and the watch? Like, on my belt, my boots/shoes, etc. I don't get it. Any design of those will be good?
Oh wow. I'll check if it has a good pricing at my country, or maybe import.
Thanks for replying and shit, dudes. So my situation is: Either I import a MQ24, risking to pay just 11 dollars, which is very cheap, because there is a 75% chance I'm not getting taxed, or pay 18 dollars, if I they tax me, and this is out of my budget. If i get >>10862162 , I pay 15 dollars and it is OK. I think I'd like to be done with >>10862162 , at least I'm sure that I'm going to pay 15 not 18 dollars. Thanks a lot.
What do you guys think of this one? is Citizen a good lower middle grade watch?
Citizen eco-drives are IMO the only plain (as in, no other complications beyond date/day) worth buying anymore (not counting g-shocks and other specialty quartz).
They're fine, and there are varying grades but you should be set for a couple of years without hassle or worry even if you buy the lower grades.
But like any mass produced stuff, some have had failures in 4 years (warranty fixed) and others are still going strong 10+years no probs to watch or solar cells and battery.
As for the watch in question: I don't usually advocate any gold plating/coating (if you're going gold at all, get solid), and that goes double for cheaper watches.
But if you like it, you like it. The dial is nice and uncluttered. And the bi-metals means you can mix and match any other metallics you wear (rings et al.) with ease.
Thanks for your help, what mainly attacts me to it is the colour scheme and the roman numerals which is something Ive had a hard time finding in mens watches.
How do you learn how to identify a watch as being good outside of brand+cost or personal experiance?