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All wrist types welcome.

Previous thread >>52318434
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Please remove arm hair.
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>>52348608
Better not - a monkey with hair still looks better than one without.
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>>52348569
Wouldn't that gangrene his hand
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How fucked is this movement?
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>>52348787
It will cost you exactly 70,95$ to get it repaired.
I am also an expert who can diagnose cars and people by just looking at them.


...fucking idiot.
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Vostok > Omega
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>>52348901
This is why nobody likes assholes like you.
>>52348787
Honestly, it looks pretty fucked.
>>52349464
Got that shit right. Reposting my Amfibia 100115
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>>52348569
Ugliest hand model I've ever seen.
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Bought this an hour ago. An Archimede 42h automatic.
The blue hands are so nice.
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>>52348569

Is he dead? Looks like a cadaver
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What do you think about Hublot ?
I kinda like the classic steel Big Bang and I think that whether you like the brand or not, it is one of the iconic modern high-end sport watches with the Nautilus and the RO
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>>52350155
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>>52350155
Perfect for when you just have too much money and too much melanin and not much taste. Do they put as much effort into making the movement as they do into making sure all the screws are aligned?
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I got a 5,000 dollar raise this year and I'm looking to upgrade my old Seiko quartz, since I want to get a mechanical how will a second hand Grand Seiko hold time? Or shall I just stick to quartz and get a King Quartz
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>>52349691
wtf those indices
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>>52350577
Grand Seiko will hold time very well. It may require regular servicing however.
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>>52349691
A better pic that isn't taken with a phone.
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Plan of my next couple of watches, feel free to give thoughts and suggestions.

Seiko Alpinist (in around 5-6 months time)

Maison Celadon Imperial (near the end of the year)

After them next purchases i may look into purchasing either another Seiko, Orient or go big and look into getting either a Rolex or Omega, but i haven't planned that far ahead after the Alpinist and Imperial, any suggestions?
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>>52350723
Forgot to add, for every watch i do get, i shall unbox them in thread for you all.
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Looking at a vintage omega on ebay. It has radium lume.

Would I get the cancer from wearing it? What if I just used it as an occasional dress watch?
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>>52350765
It'll be fine as long as you don't open the case and snort the dust off the dial.
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>>52350723
About the Imperials, weren't they like 100 piece limited edition?
I'd imagine you need to be lucky to find one straight away.
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>tfw I imagine Ivan working on a Sunday manhandling my package
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>>52348569
That's fuckin great
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>>52350982
Ivan doesnt give a fuck as long he gets paid.
Money are big problem here.
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R8 my next cop
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>>52351003
I know first hand, I'm unemployed (yet I buy mechanical watches with unemployment-bux)
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>>52350918
Just i just noticed, thanks for letting me know, if not i cant find one I'll settle for the Yue Fei watch up comming this September, they're already taking orders for them.
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>>52351021
>that misaligned seconds hand

My autism flares up
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I put a new crystal and a commie bund strap on grandpa's old Vostok. Too bad he died this morning. So I guess it's mine now. He got a look at it a few days ago when I mentioned it, but I'm not sure how much he got of that (Alzheimer's + TBI surgery). Also have his beat to shit Poljot in pieces on my workbench, but I'm not sure how I'll replace the balance without a staking tool nor an anvil.

No need for sympathy, or "I feel 4u bro ;_;", "my condiments" Facebook-tier replies, just telling the story of the watch and how it's now a permanent part of the collection.
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>>52351060
Automatic?
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>>52351021
>that misaligned date
My COMMON FUCKING SENSE flares up
2/10 they tried
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>>52351119
date windows at 4 aren't that uncommon


>>52351060
>misaligned seconds hand
wat ?
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>mfw waiting for my new watch in the mail
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>tfw living abroad for a few months because of work
>tfw missing the Ruskie babies
>tfw just took a Tissot T-Touch with me because of its functionality and compass function
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On a lighter note: got two 50's Cornavins, both running, one in beautiful condition, and another that's so beat it's more like a parts donor, my guess is it was involved in a fall off a motorbike. Pic is of course the better one.

The other watch is a Ruhla digital, I also got two of those. This red one has a good movement so it's a donor for the orange one (in pieces) that is better looking externally. I'll have both running once they teach how to repair/replace/calibrate balance springs. Movement is an atrocious pin-pallet monstrosity, and they're chunky and heavy as fuck, but I have to repair at least one since both parents unironically want to wear them.
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>>52351217

There he is. There he goes again. Look, everyone! He posted it once again! Isn't he just the funniest guy around?! Oh my God.

I can almost see your pathetic overweight frame glowing in the dark, lit by your computer screen which is the only source of light in your room, giggling like a like girl as you once again type your mfw waiting for watch reply up and fill in the captcha. Or maybe you don't even fill in the captcha. Maybe you're such a disgusting NEET that you actually paid for a 4chan pass, so you just choose the picture. Oh, and we all know the picture. The "epic" happy Akari, isn't it? I imagine you little shit laughing so hard as you click it that you drop your Doritos on the floor, but it's ok, your mother will clean it up in the morning. Oh, that's right. Did I fail to mention? You live with your mother. You are a fat fucking fuckup, she's probably so sick of you already. So sick of having to do everything for you all goddamn day, every day, for a grown man who spends all his time on 4chan posting about waiting for his watch. Just imagine this. She had you, and then she thought you were gonna be a scientist or an astronaut or something grand, and then you became a NEET. A pathetic Akari posting NEET. She probably cries herself to sleep everyday thinking about how bad it is and how she wishes she could just disappear. She can't even try to talk with you because all you say is ">mfw waiting for my new watch in the mail" You've become a parody of your own self. And that's all you are. A sad little man laughing in the dark by himself as he prepares to indulge in the same old post that he's done a million times now. And that's all you'll ever be.
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>>52351278
Why didn't you bring all of them? I only went to Turkey for a week, but I brought my Amphi with a nato and a perlon and an F-91W as a theft-proof watch. Of course I wore the Amphibia for flying.
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>>52348569
>>52348608
http://i.imgur.com/4PFtIxh.jpg
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>>52351217
I will put you out of your misery
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>>52351355
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>>52350577
which GS movement do you wish to adquire?
A spring drive will keep perfect time while Hi-beat and other mechanicals will have some slight deviation.
bear in mind that GS is known for their incredible precision, even compared to most swiss brand at the same price point. So unless you are a maniac about a watch being late one second per day you shall be fine.

If second hand check when it has last been checked by a competent watchmaker though.
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>>52351355
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>>52350549
>too much melanin
Kek
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>>52351376
Because I'm paranoid as fuck and don't want to get them scratched. I am a civil engineer and have to visit some construction sites, therefore I need a shock/water-resistant and functional watch.
I use the chronometer function a lot and those Poljot chronographs can just count up to 30 minutes.
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>>52351217
mine arrived
but i make the same face when i forget i'm wearing my new watch and lift my coat cuff to look at the time
>expecting my old watch
>instead it's the surprise new hotness
feels good every time
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>>52351424
I'll probably be looking for a Spring Drive http://www.grand-seiko.com/movement/springdrive.php

I've found a couple on eBay but I'm considering getting a brand new one now since I'm a watch freak and want this to be my final high end watch ever
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>>52351629
Obligatory "get a snow frake" post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycKEP3wqv-o
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is this meme still in
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>>52351355
for you
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>>52352043
Has Seiko ever made that snowflake dial for other, lower end models or is it exclusive to just that watch? Just curious.
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>>52352473
Just that one. They've been doing textured dials for a long time but they don't really repeat patterns.
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>>52352473
there are vintage seikos with all kinds of cool dials, but not the exact same really
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Recommend for me a watch /g/

Budget is $1000-$600
No more than two dials on it, only want hour, minute, potentially seconds, and maybe date
Either dashes or Roman Numerals
White Face
In House Movements
Looks professional, will mostly be worn with a suit.
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>>52352640
$1000 - $600 = $400

Get an Orient or a good slav watch.
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My Breitling Colt my Dad when I turned 18.
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>>52352640

SDGM003
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>>52352640
Buy vintage, fuck modern dress watches they're big and ugly.
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>>52352653
you goofball, the goal was to imply that my budget ranged from one $1000 to $600, with 1k being the max I could pay at this time.
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>>52352760
Where do you go to find decent vintage watches? How can you tell what's fake/real?
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>>52352731
It's from 1994-1995 if anyone was curious.
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>>52352805
Ebay, but you have to sift through piles of shit. You read and research a lot to make sure you're buying something good.
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>>52352861
depending a bit on where he lives, watch forums might be a better place to be frank

hobbyists tend to be pretty trustworthy and the watches usually haven't spent decades without maintenance
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What's the consensus on Frederique Constant?

They seem like pretty good watches for the value, but it seems like most reviewers just say "meh".
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>>52352762
I stand by my suggestions. That way you can get TWO!
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>>52352640
>i know nothing about watches but i want an in-house movement
epic
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>>52353046
Anyone can google. Movements made by the watchmaker make the product more valuable as the horologists has put more time and effort into crafting the piece.
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S A R B
A
R
B
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>>52352893
WUS is the biggest one but they're a bunch of sperglords who won't sell shit until you prove yourself by being a member for 10 years and posting "wear it in good health" on their shit forum a thousand times.
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>>52353158
That's bullshit.
Also, if you want an in-house movement under $1k, good fucking luck unless you like seiko or orient.
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>>52350577
Unless you're rich (and a $5000 raise being a big deal means you are definitely not rich), I'd be careful with secondhand King/Grand Seikos, parts are going to be a bitch to obtain, especially anything hi-beat, good luck finding replacement parts for that unless you speak fluent technical Japanese or just want to buy a bunch of donor watches on ebay.

Vintage swiss and american is always a much safer bet when it comes to affordable long term maintenance.
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>>52353046
Pretty much the average /g/tard in a nutshell though
>>52352640
Your post screams Tissot, just buy a Tissot and forget about in-house
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>>52353158
Did you just copy paste that out of a TAG brochure or something? Making it in house doesn't mean shit in and of itself especially when brands like TAG will buy movements off of Seiko and hype them up and make a bunch of noise about it being in-house. Or when Omega has ETA build movements for them but it's OK when Omega does it it still counts as in-house for them because they're all just Swatch in the end anyway.
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>>52351355
triggered
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>>52352861
Nice. Here;s mine.
Got on ebay
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thinking of getting a patek phillipe do you think its a good idea?

i want to spend about 5k on a watch and i have skinny wrists
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>>52353259
yeah, I live in a small european country so I can utilize our own forums where I can usually go pick the watch up myself and so on

if you live in a place where you'd be buying online w/ postage from WUS sperglords then it isn't as good
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>>52353683
I hope it didn't cost you much with a second hand like that

>>52353822
sexy
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>>52353835
Yeah.
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>>52353856
The newer revamped one that they've done looks alright, but nowhere as near as good as the old ones
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I know ppl are gonna give me shit for dumping 9k on a rolex But I really like the cellini.

Smooth motion of the second hand is sexy
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>>52353882
Good thing that type of dial was done with a lot of watches of the time, kinda like how nowadays almost every manufacturer has a diver with a Submariner dial.

Current example would be the MWC Kampfschwimmer, which I think is based on the Royal Navy issued dive watches, which are in turn inspired by the RN issue Seamaster 300's, that were like the ones I posted.
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>>52351355
Keked and checked
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>>52353259
I bought pic related immediately after registering an account. 0 posts, no profile editing.
Don't be so stingy, regardless of how shitty WUS forum-culture is.
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>>52353993
Yeah. Don't get me wrong the new arrowhead hands or whatever they're calling them look pretty good, I think they look great. But the hands on the original 300s were much nicer.
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Took this in the shop. Getting it soon.
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>>52354071
Well the Semenmaster Pro has sort of arrow like hands, which imo look pretty good.
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>>52354117
I rate the blue omegas. But anything with orange on is just a pointless buy. Unless, you already have a collection and buy it to go with certain things. I have a friend who has one expensive watch and its an orange omega. Fucking vile for a first watch.
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>>52354114
Don't.
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Hey bb
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>>52350155
The Arial Bold of wataches
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>>52353962
> jumper
> mechanical keyboard
> 9k rolex (a nice choice at that)

I don't know why but to me you seem to be going places.
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>>52353962
>cellini
adasdasjddsfioajdfasdfjagdgdfafg
I just fucking shot my brains on the keyboard sorry

Nah srsly why didn't you just get a datejust you fucker, it doesn't have any classical provenance. Dogshit/10
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>>52352805
Movements are much harder to fake than cases/dials.

If an eBay seller shows the movement, and lists it's specifications, it's less likely to be fake than if the seller is vague and doesn't show the movement.

Plus it's nice to know the condition of the movement, which can often fare worse than the dial or case
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>>52349567
Im not an asshole for telling the guy that nobody can tell him anything useable just from sight. Even if, he needs to take it to the service anyway, so what's the point of him getting the info?
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>2016
>not having a smart watch
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>>52354149
How come?
£2,770
Great uncle olds shop and know the guy. Getting a discount
£2,490
First expensive watch
Simple
Plain colours
Goes with everything
Leather strap so I don't get the links scratched when I'm out
Will hold its value

Seems like a good buy.
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>>52350155
Icionic for being garbage trying to lure in rappers and athletes with more money than taste.
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>>52354217
Right?
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>>52352731
Was debating getting one. I'm getting a superocean heritage which is the complete opposite from the colt but I don't know. I still like the colt. For you it has sentimental value. I'm sure it'll treat you well.
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>>52353835
Nope. £200.
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quartz vs automatic GO

What tells time better
What holds up better in the long run

Should you ever by a quartz? Does automatic make any difference?
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>>52354200
Honestly, if you are going to be a sperg for 100% original parts, you have no business buying on eBay on the grounds that "they had a picture of the movement"

Anyone can slap together a frankenwatch with 100% of the parts from the same brand, or even the same model, but if you are a sperg for authenticity you're not going to accept a rotor or crown or some such thing that came from the wrong model, even though it fits.

For a $1000 second hand omega, who gives a shit honestly. If it's sold in working condition and it's a 50+ year old watch it's almost guaranteed not to be 100% original, so just buy something that runs well, keeps good time, and looks good.
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>>52354117
Yeah I like those too, mainly because of the tiny strips of lume that go along them. I was talking about the hands that are used on the planet oceans.
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>>52354261
>>52354156

Hey fellow Apple friends. I've purchased an Apple Watch on Friday which should hopefully arrive tomorrow (wishful thinking).

What applications or watch faces would you recommend? I'm coming from a Pebble Time so any voice based application may be appreciated.
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>>52354389
I'd recommend an app to track your gay lovers.
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>>52354311
Quartz will require less intensive maintainance.

You can have a nice mechanical watch for generations with the occasional tuning and oiling. Which you can have done for you for a nominal fee, or learn to do it yourself.

Quartz only needs batteries unless it is kinetic or solar. But they can lose accuracy over long periods. Probably last at least a decade without losing or gaining more than a few seconds.
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>>52354277
Well fuck that's actually alright. Did you get it from eBay or a store? There's a few stores near me that'll probably sell similar ones for a couple of hundred quid or so.
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>>52354311
http://www.wixonjewelers.com/education/swiss-watches/watch-movements/
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>>52354389
An app that recommends the best and closest spot for committing suicide you fucking icuck.
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>>52354221
Breitling is all overpriced dogshit with tacky looks and basic ETA movements. Your money is going to waste.
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>>52354429
eBay. Was a bit of a gamble but the guy had like 12 photos, stated that he had no documentation and that the crown isn't original. I don't care though; I love this thing.
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>>52354421
>a nominal fee
You mean a fee that could either be more than the value of the watch (see: your average seiko/orient) or not (see: your average ALS). It really depends on the multiple of $100-500 (depending on the movement) the watch is valued at.

The other problem with mechanicals is that they really don't like magnets or impacts. Not a big deal for some people but if you have an active lifestyle or you work in IT or engineering, it is a big deal. Enjoy taking your watch to the watchmaker for degaussing because you accidentally set your watch on top of a stack of hard drives.
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>>52354330
Who said I was being a sperg for a 100% original piece? I only like to see that isn't a two bit Chink movement inside the case.

You are right of course, but I didn't mean to imply that a correct movement meant an original one
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>>52354421
>Probably last at least a decade without losing or gaining more than a few seconds.
You mean it'll be a month before it's off by 15 (or 30) seconds?
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>>52354416
That's what Grindr is for silly.

>>52354457
I'm too cosy to try that sorry.
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>>52354486
For me ebay is always a gamble with stuff like that. It does look really nice. I'm not usually keen on some vintage watches but I often find that I like Omega's vintage pieces.
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>>52354509
I dunno, some guys (particularly Rolex guys) are really autistic about originality which I can totally understand if you're dropping a quarter million on an ALS Double Split in stainless steel, but not on the kind of vintage watches that your average /g/tard can afford.
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>>52354546
Then fuck off and start a smart watch thread where that shit belongs. Smart watches aren't real watches, they're gimmicks for your wrist.
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>>52354500
Yes, that is correct. I was trying to be facetious and poke fun at the automatic watch crowd, even though I love my cheap dogshit autos.

A modern quartz is largely superior in many ways, objectively speaking, including price, cost of ownership, and durability in most cases.

There's something about a mechanical watch though
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>>52354594
I agree, if I'm spending 500-1000 on a vintage watch, I want it to work well and look nice.

If it's movement has been repaired and had a couple parts replaced, fine, as long as it works and has most of its parts of the right brand.
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>>52354516
What kind of shit quartz watches are you buying? You don't need a high accuracy quartz watch to get superior accuracy to probably 80% of mechanicals
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>>52354744
Spoilers: most cheap quartz watches have a rating for 15 seconds per month. Unless it's a 9F grand seiko or something.
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>>52354389
iTranslate is pretty good and useful if you live in a rather diverse area like I do.

Lifeline is a pretty neat little text adventure to kill time

Shazam is another good app on the watch

Calcbot is also useful for quick calculations

Dark sky is good for hyper accurate weather.

There's really not a whole lot of apps out there that are really worth anything for it. As far as watch faces go I like the Mickey face because I used to have a bunch of Lorus Mickey Mouse watches that I ended up having to sell off a few years back when cash was tight.
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>>52354627
here though I think we should differentiate between cheap mechanicals and high end ones

an amphibia or seiko 5 isn't really more expensive than a quartz watch, even in the long term, if we assume that one doesn't abuse it to death.

it'll last years and when the movements shit out, you throw it away and get a new one. $50 every 5-15 years isn't very expensive and arguably your quartz watch won't last forever either

high end ones on the other hand really are jewelry, collectibles and so on, rather than something you buy for the usefulness, so comparing them to quartz in that way isn't very wise

the point mostly stands for the cheap-but-not-quite-that-cheap level where you'd have good quartz seikos competing with SARBs, Steinharts and I don't know, something else in the sub-$600 or maybe $1000 range.
there the point really stands, the cheap-ish mid tier is the awkward spot for mechanical watches imo

they don't keep their value very well, probably won't be worth the cost of maintenance in the long term, yet they aren't all that cheap. one buys them if one likes them, but they're a bad purchase in most ways that can be argued

>>52354744
yeah but your usual decent quartz watch will still deviate ~15 seconds a month, which is indeed a lot better than nearly any mechanical but still isnt "a decade without losing or gaining more than a few seconds"
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>>52354786
Don't let your hand lose too much blood, anon :^)
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>>52354777
>>52354869
Forgive my ignorance then. I was under the impression that cheap quartz still kept a little better time than that but that's hardly noticiable compared to a few seconds a day that a comparably priced mechanical.

I didn't wear a watch for years and then I got it in my head that I wanted a mechanical one. Then another. And I still want more.

I shouldn't pretend to know dick about them though I guess.
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>>52355074
Oh sure, its "you need to reset your watch a few times a year" (quartz) rather than "at least once a month" (average mechanical)

(this assuming you want to keep it relatively on time)
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>>52351355
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>>52355311
You only need to reset it when however much time it's off by actually bothers you.

Just an anecdote, but my mechanical watch has stayed consistently in sync with time.gov since I got it in november. At most it'll be 2 or 3 seconds off in a given day, so I'll let it rest in a certain position to correct for that error overnight. Maybe I just got lucky with this movement, who knows.
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>>52351355
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Vostok made some weird shit.

For €30, I'm kind of tempted to get it just because why the fuck not.
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>>52354786

Jesus fucking Christ man, lose some weight.
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>>52356085
I actually can't see how anyone could live with fatass hands like that. I'd seriously kill myself if I ever let myself get that fat.
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Damnit, I really think I have an addiction, 3 new watches in less than a week (ok I had been eyeing this for years on and of already but still). Just couldnt pass up on the custom Getat Watch I selected, fuck me. But hey 178$ with shipping is cheap as fuck anyway....

Got in this style without GMT and Date, and sapphire ofc.
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Not a watch but I'd figured you guys would like to see the analog display on my camera, too bad the date is digital.
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>>52356145
Yeah, I start freaking out when I have to suck in my belly, I can't imagine ever getting to that point
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>>52356397
Nikon Ti35 or something, right? I always thought those were weird little cameras.
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>>52356047
Or, for the same price, there's this Raketa which I expect to be about as good as the picture taken of it.
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I think I want to finally get something Russian, what should I get? I'm not a big fan of bocktoks, most of them look really tacky unless you mod them to replace the hideous stock bezels and stuff. Some of the vintage Raketas are pretty cool though, should I get a Big Zero or a Copernic or one of those 24 hour ones, or is there anything else I should look at? I know there's a shitload of frankenwatches and shitty fakes and stuff, is there any specific site I should use as a reference for what the watches should look like?
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>>52356366
Good thing that you ordered so early on the year, you might even get it this year.
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>>52356552
This one's a 28ti. Yeah weird interesting camera, gonna sell though because I'm afraid the electronics are gonna give out some day.
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>>52356537
I can't imagine it either. And I don't want to ever imagine it let alone experience it.
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Good cheap watch that shows time, date and day?
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>>52350982
PAY DEBTS
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>>52351331
interesting. Where did you stumble across those?
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>>52356779
Budget? Care for mechanical or are you fine with quartz? What style of watch do you want?

If you want mechanical and new, go find a Seiko 5 you like.
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>>52356858
Under 100€ and don't care if quartz or mech
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>>52356879
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEIKO-Mens-Silver-tone-Automatic-Watch-Seiko-5-Blue-SNKL79-Day-Date-/121858417516
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>>52356912
150 euros due to shipping and import tax
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>>52356779
http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Mens-Watches-Titanium-SGG727P1/dp/B000MQ96R0/ref=sr_1_9?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1452478511&sr=1-9&nodeID=7141123011&keywords=seiko+SGG
This one's pretty nice if you want to stretch a bit above $100. This is the poor people version of the SARB which is the poor people version of a Grand Seiko. There may well be a cheaper alternative if you look at Pulsar or Lorus instead which are sub-brands of Seiko.
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>>52356967
what country do you live in so I can help
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>>52357026
Estonia
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>>52357098
>Estonia
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-MENS-5-AUTOMATIC-WATCH-SNXS77-/141771718768
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>>52357098
Buy a Vostok, let the Soviets occupy your wrist.
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>>52357447
I refuse to buy absolutely anything that's made in Russia
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>>52357098
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dllo85ZSUk
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Le milsurp merchant strap
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>>52357518
>he doesn't like beautiful blue watches
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Is it possible for a vintage watch to be a good deal, or should I just stay away. Also where to buy a vintage watch?
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>>52358090
>Is it possible for a vintage watch to be a good deal
Of course. The caveat is that you should do your best to know what you're looking for. As in, make sure it doesn't have a repainted dial, that the movement is original, etc.
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>>52357518
Then don't get a made in Russia one, go vintage and get a cдeлaнo в CCCP model.
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>>52358090
Vintage watches often represent some of the greatest, and worst, deals in watches. As a general rule vintage rolex are way too fucking expensive.
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Best 20 to 30 dolla digital watch?
>living the high life mang
>got amazon prime doe
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>>52357953
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>>52358353
Why do you wear such a large watch
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>>52358395
Because pebble a shit. And they don't know how to make a screen efficient to its case size.
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I thought that it was a watch strapped to a bunch of potatoes and wondered if it was a brand spanking new /g/ meme or whatever you cool cats call it.
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>>52358255
>As a general rule vintage rolex are way too fucking expensive.
God damn you got that right ninegag. I've been hunting for a nice Oysterdate for months but every goddamn Tudor sells for way more than it's worth just because >muh poorfag rollie

Too bad I didn't inherit watchmakeranon's (RIP) when he disappeared.
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>>52358665
By the way here's a real gem I found during my hunt. This could be yours for $625 with free shipping from Hong Kong! Special limited edition handpainted poo in the loo dial!
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>>52358711
Somebody actually bought this one, holy shit.
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>>52348569
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>>52352927
They're not exciting but they're fine
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>>52351535
G-Shocks are my go-to on-site.
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>>52358711
>>52358723
more funny than buying, is imagining that someone actually painted those dials

like what the fuck
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>>52358711
>>52358723
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>>52358711
>>52358723
jesus christ India / Hong Kong should be banned from selling watches to U.S

Even their Seikos are shit and I learned to never touch their fucking watches
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>>52351085
>anvil

>trying to watch a movie in the cinema
>everyone's grandpas are dying
>everyone starts hammering on their anvils
>fucking ruined again
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What could I upgrade to? I have had this watch for almost three years now and when the battery dies I'll replace it and keep it as a backup, but I would like a better looking replacement. Any recommendations?
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>>52352640
Orient Star SEL05003W0
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>>52359475
Preferably around 100 or less
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>>52359526
see

>>52356912
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>>52358729
>not posting this pic
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>>52360455

pigs hoof
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>>52348569
Anyone have good pocket watch recommendations? I bought a chinese piece for $20 and it seems to work well enough but I'm thinking I should get something with a little more class.
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>>52360793
Go vintage or go home.

You're probably baiting anyway but lets pretend that you have a legitimate reason to want a pocket watch (I heard some years ago that they were still popular for golfers at least)
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>>52360832
Well, I don't have a mobile. I think that's the assumption that you're making.
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Honest question here, how do people avoid scratching their watch glass? It seems rather worrying that you could briefly brush against a wall and wreck your glass.

>take care of your items
Pls
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>>52360936
You can't bruh, take it off if you are doing anything that will scratch it. I hammered one of mine on a door frame when I was drunk. If you get sapphire crystal you can rest a bit easier

>>52360793
If reccomend vintage, don't take this as gospel, but I think due to the large size of the mechanism prices aren't as high for services amd repairs
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>>52360936
Get a sapphire crystal.
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>>52360936
1. I don't care when it comes to my everyday watches (and they all have acrylic crystals so I can just polish out small scratches which do appear all the time, I basically polish my main watches crystal once a month or something)
2. For the watches I care for, I just don't wear them when doing risky activities

also helps that most of the time my watch will be under a shirt sleeve

tl;dr have a beater watch for when you can't avoid scratches
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>>52360936
Get a watch that you don't mind beating the shit out of then.
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>>52360989
>>52360832
>vintage

Okay. I'll look some stuff up tonight on that then. Thanks.
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>>52359386
New meme?
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>>52356848
Ruhlas are from ancient master watchmaker who just pointed to a bunch of boxed and said "take some". Got a Baoshihua too from him, a grade-1 70's Chinese standard movement watch.
http://chinesewatchwiki.net/Baoshihua

The Cornavins are from family.
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>>52361500
Nice. Had a Ruhla, sold it. Trying to get a chronograf eventually.
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Just ordered this for approximately corresponding 60 us dollars. What do you think?
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>>52362074
Hope that includes tax & shipping & all that BS. 'Cause they're $25 on murrikan amazon.
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>>52362074
At 60 I'd honestly rather pay either the same for a DW-5600 or a bit more for some other G-Shock, but I can see that one could prefer that one for aesthetic reasons. The case not being steel is a big minus in my eyes but its prices quite right for a plastic case.

Pretty good I guess?
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Why havent you bought an Perpetual Regulator for 200$? Are you racist?
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I want to get my first Russian watch. I'm generally not a huge fan of Boctoks except for maybe some modded Amphibias with the horrible bezels replaced, so I think I want some cheap vintage fun Raketa instead. Should I get a Big Zero, a Copernic, a 24hr, or some other model? Is there some site where I can get information on what these watches are supposed to look like so I don't end up with a shitty franken?
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>>52362436
Too bad modern Raketa doesn't seem to be that popular. I guess they priced their watches too high for some remakes of old commie watches. I'd consider an Avtomat if it weren't 800€ or an Amphibia if it weren't 975€.
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Is this a good watch for $185? The guy I'm giving it to isn't into a specific brand, but he wants something this style. I'm asking because I don't buy or wear watches, I'd appreciate some help.
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>>52362538
>brathwait

Absolute dogshit

If all your friend wants is a MNMLST watch, then buy him a decent-quality fake Denzel Washington ff aliexpress
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>>52362735
This, bitch you shouldnt be buying him an 185$ which is worth 5$ at the most
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>>52362538
Looks like overpriced shit.
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>his watch has numbers in it
what are you 12?
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Yes or no?
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>>52362808
its worth more than 5 though

I'd guess 50 would be an ok price

but I don't really know about giving fakes as presents and legit MINIMALIST watches tend to cost more than $50

to be honest, its probably not a bad choice in this case. the plebs don't care, that'll probably make him happy.
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>>52362935
The problem with minimalist watches is that they get boring really fast. On a watch like a G-Shock, Zeppelin or a wacky dial Amphibia there's always something to look at.
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>>52362890
So many things wrong there.
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>>52363126
Care to explain?
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>>52363137
Not him, but
>chinkshit
>pig disgusting panerai design
>horrendous bracelet
Did I miss anything?
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>>52362890
How big are your wrists?
That specific dial text looks retarded, get a sterile from Jackson Tse or Getat (expect to wait a long time though).
If you like the bracelet that's your thing but it's a massive hunk of steel you'd have on your wrist.
Since they apparently don't hack I'd get one without seconds all together.
The radiomir cases wear a lot smaller, worth noting.
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>>52363173
>chinkshit
Das racist!
>pig disgusting panerai design
Panerai is nor for everybody
>horrendous bracelet
You mean quality or looks? I like the looks since I have so many boring oysters, but I'll be buying a strap if I get it.
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>>52363192
>You mean quality or looks?
Definitely the latter but almost certainly the former will be true as well.
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>>52362890
Yeah, if you want the FAA to press charges due to blinding pilots from the ground.
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>>52363187
>>52363187
I admit it looks retarded, but I like some form of warranty and not gambling. Also my autism triggers from sterile dials, thats the worst you can do to a watch, even STEEL BAGELSPORT is better imo...
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>>52363326
You rang?
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>>52363363
Ayy lmao
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p-pls no bully
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>>52354216
You're right. You're an asshole because of the way you said it.
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http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/seiko-presage-sarx021


OOOORRRR


http://www.seiyajapan.com/products/s-sarb065
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we're discussing jewellery now on /g/?

how the mighty have fallen.
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>>52348569
RIP Don Vito
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>>52363509
Consider a sarb035. You can get them for a good price from that website atm. All of the seikos they have for sale there are half decent, get whatever you like

>>52363535
Watches are technology. Watches use to have rivalries similar to that of Microsoft and Apple today. Consider filtering watch threads if you don't like them
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>>52358168
CCCP is even worse. I boycott anything related to Russia/USSR.
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>>52358746
>kill me
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>>52363608
I'm not a fan of the sarb035
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Sup watchfags, my SOKI is ticking too fast(like 3 minutes per day fast), is it worth getting it adjusted? I don't own my own caseback opener, should I just quit being a betamax and get me set of tools to work with watches instead?(I own other watches, perhaps getting more in future)
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>>52364357
Where do I get one?
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>>52364434
Were you expecting something else? Just throw that garbage away and get a watch that isn't bottom of the barrel shit.
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>>52364434
Just buy an case opener for 3$ and adjust it with a screwdriver, thats how easy it is. Also if it has rolex caseback you can open it by knife if rest it against the lugs and stick it in the engraved part of the casback.

And who the fuck stol emy pick from instagram?
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are wristwatches the new thinkpads?
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>>52364454
Aliexpress
They're like $74 though and not really worth it unless you REALLY want a nautilus homage and not a rep.
Seemingly use the same movement as the early bagels for that price.

>>52364506
The Osama special has been the thinkpad of watches for years.
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>>52364464
>800x643
>not 1:1 aspect ratio
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>>52363535
Get a "load off" other than jacking off to your some to tranny porn.
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>>52363535
every time someone brings this up someone freaks out and starts screaming about how these threads are about watch movements and other mechanical, tech things.

nobody's willing to cop to the fact that this is just how people who should be visiting /fa/ once in a while can avoid doing something uncomfortable like meeting new people on the internet.
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>>52364539
You can post any format nowadays.

Pls mod take op pic down
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>>52364665
I never went to /fa/, do they talk about movements and such in their watch threads?
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>>52365030
no, but these threads only seem to bring up movements and such after being called out for circlejerking over the sapphire crystal faces, watch design, wrist strap type, etc...

so odds are that most of the people that participate in these threads would have a better time on /fa/ if they could just get over the silo'ing trend that has plagued 4chan in general and turned each board into a bunch of instances of reddit with themes.
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What does /g/ think about the Seiko SARB033?
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>>52365335

Just how much of a newfriend are you?

If you'd been here for more than 5 minutes, you'd know the SARB033/035 is probably the most shilled watch on /wt/
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>>52350721
Looks a lot like my Maratac Pilot
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>>52365425
Every flieger looks the same, anon.
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>>52365335
>>52365399
>miss-cut indices
>misaligned chapter ring
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>>52365399
>newfriend
Fuck off with your tumblreddit slang.
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I want to get an open heart orient at some point
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Just found this, obviously fake but I'm not even sure what design it fakes.
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>>52365940

Hey, I didn't say *I* liked it, I said it was the most shilled watch on /wt/.

>>52366003
>Being new enough to this Singaporean shadow puppet sounding-board that you think "new friend" originated elsewhere.

MURK LOAR
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just found this on hackaday

fuckin wowo
he even printed the spring


http://hackaday.com/2016/01/11/3d-printed-tourbillon-clock/

and because you're all autists i shotted the article and here's the video in the link.

https://youtu.be/Go8woPGOggg
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>>52362890
>because our customers are so retarded they wear watches backwards
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>>52362935
You can buy really high quality seikos or rotary watches for £100 with a similar look that will last decades.

That brathwait is just a ripoff of a different well known brand but they're not even charging less for it.
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miss you guys
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Just a new strap on my flieger. Looks fuckin great.
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>>52367612
God damn iPad and it's upside down camera
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I bought a Pebble Steel, and found that it was STILL too bulky for me to really enjoy.

I was hoping you guys could direct me towards a watch that's light, functional, and a little stylish, but not casio terrorist style. Bluetooth is a maybe.
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>>52367678
FP Journe Octa sport
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>>52366572
Neat. The accuracy must be horrible.
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Not sure what watch to get.

Currently on the fence between the following:

SDGM003
Steinhart Ocean One Vintage
Steinhart Ocean One Vintage DLC

Really can't decide between them. The DLC one has this matte coating which might seem tacky, but it's pretty much scratch proof and mite b cool with a different strap.
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>>52367745
Slightly out of the price range, but thanks.
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>>52367761
.5 seconds a minute, around 12 minutes a day.
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Can't wait for pic related, it was between this and a rolex explorer 2 but I just felt the komandirskie had a certain charm about it.
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>>52367833
That's like middle ages accuracy.
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I just bought a terrorist watch on Amazon for 8 bucks and some accompanying NATO straps.

Pic isn't mine, but similar.
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>>52367947

I am wearing mine on a perlon strap right now. I think the strap is worth more than the watch.
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>>52367947
Black nato is nice for that watch, I wore it like that fore a while. Went to a green nato for a militaristic Aliens look, even though the Colonial Marines wore Seiko Pulsemeters.
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>>52367990
I bought this watch specifically for backpacking and camping. I'm excited to get down and dirty in the field while still remembering to beat my wife every 8 hours. Women need to know their place.
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>>52367860
Well it is more of a proof of concept than anything. Pretty neat regardless.
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>>52366392
We say newfag here, fag.
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>>52365069
That's a common sentiment I hear when posters say that watches should be on /fa/. It's also not true, movements are discussed even when not "called out". You can look through the archives if you don't believe me.

The watch threads on /fa/ have a much different character than the ones on /g/ which are oriented more to the technology and user interface of the watch.
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I have an older Grand Seiko that hasn't been serviced in years probably 1969-1970s, it still works and keeps time but I don't feel like shelling out 626.00 USD to get it fully serviced,polished, , replaced movement how much can I get for it selling it in used 'as-is' condition?
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>>52365069
The problem is /fa/ has next to no appreciation for the engineering side, and will just as likely tell you to buy some chink movement watch as a decent one because of how it looks. Watches are purely an accessory to go with your outfit so they care very little about what's inside it. The only time I've seen them really talk about movements in /wt/ on /fa/ is when someone has no clue what the difference is in movements.
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>>52368538
Depends on the model. I'm sure someone here would probably want it if you put it up on ebay or something.
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>>52368538
When you say replaced movement, how much needs to be replaced?
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>>52366572
That's really fucking neato. I'd probly make one if I had a 3D printer just to have one of those on my desk.
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>>52368579
It's a Hi-Beat 36000 GS early 1970s
>>52368582
No clue haven't taken it to a shop yet but I wouldn't trust anyone with a GS that isn't Seiko I saw this post http://forums.watchuseek.com/f30/sold-grand-seiko-hi-beat-6146-8000-day-date-1899362.html
and saw the price and almost shit myself, last service I did was in 2004 but it cost me 150 USD, pretty sure it's due for another of that caliber by now


pic related mine has the crystal scratched and minor nicks on the case
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>>52368670
I wouldn't polish the case, and unless the crystal is compromised leave it alone. There's nothing wrong with a bit of patina. As for servicing, it could just need a few parts replaced and a cleaning and oiling.
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What watch is this? Pic/vid related https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9x169LJq_Y
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>>52368538
>polished
No
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>>52368737
It probably just does need a cleaning and oiling, but reading about Seiko not keeping parts after 10 years is a load of malarkey kinda thinking that I have a dead weight here I've never had any parts replaced so thinking one could shit itself any moment isn't comfy for me anymore
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>>52368787
Sorry I meant just a cleaning, it's pretty grimy since my new daily is an Air King that I got a couple months ago
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>>52368857
In that case, get it cleaned and oiled now, before any parts go. I'm sure someone could fabricate replacements if necessary, or find some somewhere, but cleaning and oiling will delay that need.
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>>52368759
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>>52362538
>>52362735
>>52362935
why would you say they r shit?
you wont find sapphire glas in seiko or rotary watches for ~180 bucks
Im rather intruiged, show some a bit similar watches for a smiliar price you would say are superior in quality
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>>52368759
Looks like this annual calendar to me, but not quite.
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>>52368981
Here, Seiko with Sapphire crystal for $108:

http://www.amazon.com/SGEH49P2-Stainless-Leather-Sapphire-Crystal/dp/B018RLVEYO
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>>52368670

Too bad that isn't a 4522 or I'd be throwing money at you right now for it.
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>>52368981
I'm not sure why this rotary meme keeps coming up, they don't make the watches they sell.

And you can get an Orient sapphire for the same price, if you consider that to be pretty close to Seiko
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>>52369045
no meme, just happened to see a rotary with similar looks + sapphire crystal for £80 in a shop yesterday.
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>>52365069
if you can't make it in /wt/ you go to /fa/
i'm not even joking
~anon
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So the Timegrapher 1000 I ordered arrived today. MFW my unserviced Seiko 5206 was between -4 and +6 in all six positions, with a beat error between 0.0ms and 0.3ms across all six positions.
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>>52366392
this

pretty sure newfriend was the filtered newfag on some boards for a while
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Is it bad that I like the caseback on this watch more than the front?
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>>52362074
If only the case was actual metal and not painted plastic -_-
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>>52367848
That and the similar models are beautiful fucking watches. I'm not a watch-wearer, but if I ever need/want one, I'm getting one of those.
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This thread needs more Seiko.
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>>52369306
post a pick of the back then
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>>52369615
It's pretty great.
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Just chilling. What you wearing today /g/
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>>52369544
Hey do you have trouble with your skx007 keeping the date? Mine falls out of place and never transitions to the next day. Always goes into fucking Spanish
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>>52369831
For the week i've had it, not really.

Neither does any of my 4 Seiko's or Orient.
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>>52369905

>>52369905

>>52369905
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>2016
>he doesn't have a smartwatch
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>>52369670
If only you knew anon...
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>>52370029
But I do
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>>52370133
Literally worser than a rep
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>>52369670
yah vostoks have pretty neat casebacks

seriously this is far better than those orients or seikos that have a display caseback for their ugly utilitarian movements (personal preference, of course, I tend to not like display casebacks on cheap automatics, manuals can be ok as they often look better due to no rotor)
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>>52370183
What makes Vostok casebacks so neat is that they're stamped like a real rugged commie machine should be, and not some cheap laser etched shit.
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>>52370172
it seems pretty nice to me. the only thing I don't like about smartwatches is battery life. The design of the dial, they should've make the second hand longer the indicator smaller
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>>52370183
I have that exact case :^) great watch
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What the fuck are you doing Ivan? The worst part is that the watch actually sold.
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>>52370172
GWR is my only smartwatch and I don't shill it unless someone specifically asks about what smartwatch to get.

>>52370412
I'd adjust it in Watchmaker to stretch out the second hand but it has like 5 layers not including the line and I'm too lazy to resize everything properly. Its the same with all the faces that guy releases for some reason. I really want to get back into making more watch faces myself but I don't know what watches to recreate.

>>52370888
Jesus Christ what the fuck
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>>52367678
withings smartwatch
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>>52370977
whatsup with that green arrow pointing at the "date window"?
I would think of some limitation of a traditional watch that can be done on a digital watch, see what you can come up with
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>>52371632
>implying
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>>52371632
That's the official 4chan watch face. All the colors (except the second hand) are all based on the same colors used in the tomorrow theme (at least i think so, i typically just use stock colors) for 4chan. The arrow is >>52371639 while the 11 changes to post link blue when it is 11 AM or PM so you can adequately check em.

Only thing you can't really see is the /k/ murder cube background from when we were originally trying to get a custom set of Vostoks or something similar for other anons to buy but last I recall they never replied to the people who emailed about it.
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>>52371885
It's a pretty shitty rendition. says 31 jewels still on it.
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>>52371885
>>52371639
thanks for the answer. Could never thought it is related to the community itself
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>>52354176
I think so too. Fucking jelly
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