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>>52468920
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First for casio
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>>52490428
How are these? I like how thin they are compared to some of the pigfat sub styles out there
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First for vintage Seiko,

Got this in the mail today. It's nice.
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>>52490288 (OP)

>>52490543
Well it's 44.2mm but apparently only 48.5 (0.5mm more than a sub) lug to lug.
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>>52490428
Too bad it killed its predecessor, which was pretty unique looking, like it was some microbrand diver.
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>>52490288
>Jwatch owns Glashutte, Breguet and Blanpairn
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>>52491303
this one was neat because it had an EL dial that you could switch on by pushing the crown. That looks like a really high quality NATO anyone know where it's from?
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>>52492013
Prob any 10-20€ bond nato will be like this, but what I am sure of that it's not Phoenix.
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Anyone have a good guide to spaceview models and how to spot fakes?
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>>52490288
Doesnt Swatch own Harry Winston too and many others?
I also read online they are about to revive and acquire Favre-Leuba, only rumors thought.
2nd oldest watch manufacturer right behind Blancpain.
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>>52492855
Swatch does own Harry Winston.

Last time I checked Farve Leuba was owned by, and is going to be revived by Titan, which is an Indian company that makes dogshit watches.
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My Speedmaster.
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>>52492102
all the 10-10 euro natos I've seen are just cheekily rebranded 2 euro ones. This looks woven differently
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>>52492937
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>>52491303
Casio really needs to come out with a decent entry level mechanical movement and put it in their MDV lines.
They'd make millions
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Black SARB or white SARB?
I really can't choose
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>>52490288
Brappadapapapappppppp
-motorcycle
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I've been looking at the Seiko 5 pilot lineup.
What's your take on them? I like having the minutes on the outside than the hours.

I'd want to switch to a leather brown or black strap but can't find a pic for reference to which suits better. Opinions?
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>>52493524
No
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>>52493588
That's not a motorcycle jacket.
>>52493660
They're good.
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>tfw no 1000m sink
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>>52490546
>Suwa Seikosha
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>>52494675
>screws
it's between this and leather on divers for the worst watch meme tbqh
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>>52494763
Don't worry, they're not real screws :^)
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Worth it?
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>>52493564
Black
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can anyone show me some beautiful minimal watches? don't really care about pricing but most high end watches have so much shit going on it's a turn off, I literally just want the dials
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>>52494810
Not really. There are Spring Drives that better looking or have a higher WR and Seiko 200m divers that are cheaper with similar exterior quality. Instead of mixing all the excellent things of GS (Spring Drive/36000, Snowfrake, 600-1000m and whatnot) Seiko took every mediocre, overlooked part of the GS line and made a nothing-special meh borefest.
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Is 45e a good price for an older seiko 5?
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>>52494891
Check out Bauhaus style maybe?
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>>52495015
>Bauhaus style
thanks babe
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What do you think about Cartier? Are they legit?
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>>52495423
I think they're supposed to be, but I hate every design I saw from them.
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Just recently got my first mechanical watch. Its some soviet thing my cousin got me. As you can see the hour hand is about 15 minutes slower than the minute hand. The minute hand shows perfect time whereas hour doesnt. What do I do?
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>>52494891
If you don't care about price then get an Eichi II, fuck it.
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>>52493871
Gotta stay hidden from the cops
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>>52495423
LUC is pretty dank. While Cartier proper offers neat inhouse movements and tourbillons, I wouldn't get it for a male.
Cartier tank francaise would be excellent for a woman, but anything but a vintage tank on someone dressed fittingly would look kind of stupid on a male.
LUC really do great watches though.
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>>52495765
Florida isn't Dresden, wear a dollar store hawaii shirt to blend in :^)))
Also POST STORY ABOUT YESTERDAYS VISIT and check skype.
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Anyone else have a hardon for this big fella?
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>>52495642
bump please help
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>>52495423
Meh. The new Calibre de Cartier is a step in the right direction in terms of actual watchmaking and movements. But it is gaudy.
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>>52495642
>>52496151
As you can see these elitist pigs only care about over compensating for their small penises by posting rolex and similar overpriced garbage. You should probably take it to a watchmaker and either simply readjust the hands or depending on the malfunction, service or replace the movement. Soviet mechanicals are extremely popular and besides maybe having to order a few parts online yourself, there would be very little hassle. Provided you want to keep it in working condition. Can you take a photo of the back of the watch, maybe for some further info?
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>>52496287
back of the watch just has 095 etched into it.
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>>52496287
Took it to a watchmaker yesterday and it was all working fine, then about 6-7 hours later its back to doing this funky shit.
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Still no proper answer from last thread.

Currently have a Vostok with a 420 case and classic black scubadude, but it feels a little lacking.

So current consideration, either get a 710 or a 090 case. Or just buy a new one with a 059 dial with either of the cases.

New one is going to cost three times as much as a new case though.

As far as the pic goes, the bezel is on my dirskie right now.
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>>52495860
This reminds me: A while ago I talked with one of those ancient watchmakers, one of the most respected in muh country. He told me a few things that seem pretty redpilled:
>Tourbillions are snakeoil. They would only matter in a pocketwatch or a fixed clock, since a watch could spend around 2/3 of a day on a wrist rotating pretty much randomly. Also a properly poised balance will have the same results.
>radio watches that cost more because they update more than once a day are a scam. With the accuracy of a quartz crystal you don't need to sync more than once a day or maybe even a week.
>the swiss are assholes and every large production swiss watch is build on an assembly line with workers only trained in their specific task, just like how they make smartphones, umbrellas, dragon dildos and other things you can stick in your bum
Also something that I found pretty controversial:
>a real, professional dive watch has fixed lugs since saltwater will seep into the springbars and the salt will keep eating the spring even if you rinse it

Thoughts? Also yellow terrorist Casio.
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>mfw I'm picking up my new 090916M from the post office tomorrow
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>>52496484
I fucking told you already, buy the case and swap it out yourself, what more do you need? Does baby need and adult to make his decisions?
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>>52496568
Not that you cunt, i've already told you that's the easy part.

Only thing holding me back is that the 059 dial looks lovely.

One thing though, is the 090 case brushed?
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>>52496603
>>One thing though, is the 090 case brushed?
There are two versions, one polished and one beadblasted. I personally went for the beadblasted one since I think it looks very nice.
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>>52496485
This is why I only buy Japanese watches
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>>52496618
Probably going for the polished one, will probably get the 710059 case and dial combination later on.

Any pics of yours by any chance?
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Is the difference between orient mako and ray that big? To justify the higher price for the latter that is.
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>>52496095
The case ruins it for me.
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>>52496603
What model number is that?
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>>52496809
Improved lume bezel
Better bracelet
Much nice looking.

>>52496858
As said earlier, it's the 710059.

A bit too expensive right now, usually they should go for like ~60$ including shipping.
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>>52496809
The prices are usually about the same. The differences are strictly cosmetic.
Different bezel font, hands, indices on dial, and a polished part on the bracelet.
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>>52496890
Ah yeah the lume is supposed to be better as >>52496886 said, which is the only functional difference.
Pretty sure the bracelet is identical.
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>>52496485
>Tourbillons are bought mainly for accuracy rather than "neat it spins"
I'd get a 9F / or A-10 movement watch if I wanted accuracy, but I'd still gladly wear a 3939a. Or the new JLC gyrotourbillon.

>Swiss assembly line
How else would they maximize profits?
Independent brands don't do that, but they also care about watchmaking more than in their adverts. And use the fact that they do a selling point. Grand Seikos are made in an assembly line way. Credors are not as far as I know, but neither are Swiss grand complications.

>muh salt water
If that metalurgist guy is here, I know H1 (spyderco salt) blade steel withstands rust very well, why is that and has anyone used steel (or other metals) with such capabilities for anything but pure diving tools?
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>>52496913
The bracelets are different, the mako has a plain oyster style and the ray has raised polished parts on the center links.
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>>52497206
Spring bars would be shitty metal in terms of corrosion resistance, I'm pretty sure manufactures buy spring bars instead of making them, so any corrosion resistance marketed for the watch won't be applicable to the spring bar
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I'm gonna get a steinhart Ocean 1 and none of you niggers can stop me.

But tell me why I shouldn't.
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>>52498787
Overpriced (unless bought lightly used, third hand on /f29)
Mainly made in China "Swiss made" German meme
42mm
Cyclops
But by all means, if you have the money to throw away, gay gezunt!
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>>52498787
Probably because it's DOGSHIT!

And otherwise boring and one of a million eta movements dropped in some rolex submariner wannabe setup.
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>>52497206
Just be like Kal Torak and tell the Iron not to rust.
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>>52498931
Don't forget fucking long and flat lugs
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>>52498931
what other diver can I get with an ETA 2824 for 400$?

is there a better place to spend my 400$ on a diver?

I would 100% prefer 40mm and no cyclops.
I could stomach a miyota 9015 but I don't want to wait for obris morgan.
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>>52498963
yeah. that's what I want, unless I can get it slightly smaller or cheaper
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worth $195?
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>>52499358
I would get a vintage accutron with a tuning fork instead.
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>>52492937
>>52492981
I dont understand why Archie suggest the old speedy instead of the new automatic one. Do they hold their value better? or some other reason?
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>>52500203
Yes. There are those that will buy *the* moonwatch and no other, and you can expect those people to be around forever. Much easier to find a buyer.
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>>52490644
Excellent!
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>>52500446
so the manual wind, metal case back with Hesalite crystal is the only one that is called the Moonwatch?
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>>52500563
With the 1861 movement too.

Though if you really want to be pedantic only the 321 movement with the column wheel actually went to the moon.
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>>52490644
Recently got the bulova from the guide. How hard is it to change the battery? I've heard it only lasts 2-3 years.
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>>52500580
ahh thank a lot m8
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>>52500608
I'm always confused about quartz movements.

Usually the crystal resonates at 2^15 Hz = 32 kHz and moves the second hand once every 32k cycles. Why did Bulova make it run 8 times as fast, why did they not just make it move at a lower cycle count with the same frequency?
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>>52500665
>lower cycle count with the same frequency?
u wot m8?
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>>52500665
I think the increased frequency is for accuracy. Pretty sure a regular quartz crystal at 32kHz can drive a 16 vib/s second hand like the bulova if it counts less frequency/tick.
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>>52498787
Get a Tisell instead
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>>52500563
People consider it to be the model # 3750.50
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>>52495642
BUMP please help friends
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>>52501318
The hands just got knocked out of place most likely. You'll have to open the case and re-adjust them.
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My dad's old Poljot...
How the fuck could this thing LEAK? Is that rust?
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>>52501318
Hey man
Your brother probably wanted to get you something nice and unique, but I can't imagine wanting to Wear Gorby on my wrist

Same time what >>52501418 said is right, probably just the hands

If it's a mechanical issue sad to say you're probably SOL, repairs will cost more than the watch AND probably be unavailable. Your brother had good thoughts though if he wants glorious Soviet watch just buy Vostok or Poljot.

>>52501656
It can get leakage after decades if it hasn't been serviced as the parts are worn down and the gaskets erode

May as well buy a new one sorry to say. If the sentimental value is high I got a friend in Serbia who has a good watchmaker still working on these socialist contraptions
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>>52501318
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BBamh9TpqPU

Assuming the hands just ended up misaligned somehow but nothing is actually broken then you can just open up the watch and remove the hands and re-set them with some good tweezers.
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>>52501845
how does he make sure theyre installed at the correct.....angle(?)
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>>52501735
>>52501845
>>52501418
Thanks for all the help fellas
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sup /wt/

help me waste my money on a wrist fedora this year. looking for a:

>dive style watch or has 200m WR
>timing bezel and screwdown preferred
>not Seiko, Orient or Submariner clone
>auto or self-powered quartz
>less than 42mm and $300 budget
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>>52501942
He sets the hour hand to 6 and then sets the minute to twelve. It doesn't matter where the hour hand is as long as it's right on an hour dot and the minute hand is right on the 12.
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>>52501942
You should set it so that when the hour hand is at an hour market the minute hand should be at 12:00, obviously. The seconds hand doesn't matter since it's sort of independent. Also that watch doesn't have a date but if it did you would want to make sure that you set it so the date changes when the time is 12:00.
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Sup /wt/?

Do anything interesting today?
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>>52501992
You can always join us in waiting for the Obris Morgan Ages.
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>>52502051
I should put mine up for auction, you guys sure do dickride this watch a lot.
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>>52501027
do people normally order off the korean website or what?
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>>52502083
>>52502051
Memegan watches have silly proportions to me. All their watches are over 51mm L2L
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>>52501992
There are some nice Citizen promaster eco-drives in the $200 range, lot of styles to choos from.
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>>52502051
Should be another run in May. Too big 4me though.
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in 2 months time I'll be a poorfag uni student.

Should I say fuck it and buy a SARB033?
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I love this design and want to buy one. Thoughts?
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>>52496713
Not until a few hours when I'm going to pick it up from the post office.
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>>52496095
I kinda like it
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>>52502889
Sure, why not. Not particularly Swiss but if you can live with the size / weight there's nothing terrible about them.
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/wt/'s opinion on Luminox?
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>>52502889
I like my Steinhart a lot, it's a very good watch which feels incredibly sturdy and high quality and it looks sharp, but everything they make is a bit oversized and of course they score zero points for originality. I would recommend them easily. I don't like that particular design personally but if you like it then go for it.
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>>52490288

Am I cool yet, /wt/?
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So I just found this laying in the street.

I mean, why though?
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>>52503108
yes
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>>52503094
Also I'm digging through my archives so I guess I'll post a few B-side photos I haven't posted before because why not.

This Fossil may be dogshit but it's actually pretty nice looking as far as Fossils go.
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>>52503141
Acrylic crystals are so comfy
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>>52503158
I came.
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>>52502951
Yeah I understand. German company, no real history, eta movement, copy of an old Rolex. I don't really care about any of that. The size is fine also.

I like this watch so much I am almost certain I will pick it up. I was just wondering if any anons have had bad experience with Steinhart.
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>>52503094
Your comments on your Steinhart's sturdiness are really encouraging.

And yeah I love the vintage GMT's look.
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>>52503108
How do you like it anon?

Pros?
Cons?
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>>52503187
They take their sweet ass time to ship off their watches and you will get no updates at all so you're going to be sitting around impatiently for a couple of weeks wondering if they forgot about you. Also they use Fedex so at least for me in the US that means I got charged customs because Fedex is a bunch of fucking jews and unlike USPS they are actually very strict about charging fees, but it was only like $20 or something.

But those issues have nothing to do with the watch itself, which is great like I said.
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>>52493524
>r&d costs
>costs for new machines
>marketing
>...

>put the movement into entry level watches, so op can be a huge faggot with it.
Just buy the god damn quartz. There is nothing wrong with it, mechanical movements is not a religion, so calm down plz.
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>>52502853
Bump
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>>52494308
That retarded tuna can around it and the gold/black color...i want it so much.
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>>52503220
>They take their sweet ass time to ship off their watches and you will get no updates at all so you're going to be sitting around impatiently for a couple of weeks wondering if they forgot about you.


I have 3 Vostoks. I've played this game.
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And lastly to atone for my sin of posting a Fossil, a very out of focus photo of a crusty old but rock solid reliable and beautiful and still incredibly accurate movement from Omega's golden age.
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>>52503252
It's $305 really breaking the bank?
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>>52494675
Please no dogshit in this thread. Thank you sir.

>>52494810
No. I like seiko but why would a normal person spend so much, just to get an other submariner lookalike?
For that price the design should be better. They have better offers in the gs line tho. I don't know why you chose the ugly model, you french, wannabe trolling fag.
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>>52503266
And a gore photo of what it looked like when I found it, on a shitty gold painted folded-link Citizen bracelet. That's what happens when you die and leave your cool stuff in the hands of other people, I guess. Maybe I should get my watches buried with me Viking-style instead.
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>>52503277
Yeah, I suppose not. I'm just a tight ass.
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>>52503324
Unless you're a massive poorfag go for it.
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>>52496095
I love the dial, pleasant to look at, case is unique. I would get one if they made a smaller version of it. I bet this thing is 45mm+ and huge on the wrist.
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>>52498999
>ETA
Why exactly are you so keen on sucking swiss sock so much? ETA does not mean quality, eta is just marketed to dumbfucks like you. Service will be more expensive because you pay mountainjew tax.

If you really like the design of the watch then fuck off and buy it faggot. You don't have many options since they shove only this movement in there. Buy it and stop wasting peoples time, it's only 400$, how fucking poor can you be?
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Is the alpha paul newman homage the only choice I have if I want a sub $500 chronograph?
I heard it can have serious QC issues
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>>52503460
I wish there wasn't so much goddamn elitism over watches. If the guy wants some advice over his watch and you don't know shit about it because he's asking about entry level divers and you only care about grande complications then maybe just shut your fucking mouth instead.

ETA has some shit business practices and a base grade 2824 is going to be much less Swiss than they would have you believe and people read way too much into the claimed country of origin of watches, but it's still a perfectly fine movement on par with many other movements that it competes with. It's been in production for decades and is easily one of the most produced mechanical movements so it is very easy to service and will continue to be easy to service for decades, but on the other hand it costs more than equally good Japanese movements. I would be equally happy with a 2824, 9015, or 6R15.
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>>52503570
>you only care about grande complications

Yeah, nice reading comprehension. I dislike complications, because they are mostly implemented to milk customers. I like simple, cheap, yet reliable and easy to service movements.
Achieving all these factors in one movement is harder than some complication faggotry.
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>>52496648
>This is why I only buy Chinese and Malaysian made watches
ftfy
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why are manual wind mechanicals so much more expensive compared to self winding?

automatics can be found as cheap as 50$ while hand wounds are commonly 500$.
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>>52503849
You can get both in near any price range if you keep looking. That being said I would expect manual wind to be a little less preferred in your 'everyday people' compared to 'watch people.' And many 'watch people' are not buying brand new 50 dollar watches, at least not for long.
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Collection thus far, although to be fair I've only bought two of them. The Delma has decided that this thing called "working" is overrated so I've just tossing up whether it's worth to money to get it fixed or to just keep it for parts.
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Just bought the Orient Bambino V3 for $130. My first mechanical watch. Only other watch I own is a g-shock. Did I fuck up?
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Alright goys, I'm getting a Rolex Sub (ceramic).

Date or no date?
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>>52503912

On the contrary, rather well done.
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>>52503901
>>52503849
what are some good entry manual winds? like at three hundred bucks?

winding a watch is just appealing to me than a rotor like a houseplant you have to water. also you can get the max power reserve in seconds instead of wearing it the whole day
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>>52503849
Economy of scale, they're going to be marketed as 'muh heritage / prestige' models. There's really not much point on the budget end since there are great movements that allow hand winding as an option.

I think Alpha / Seagull have a few hand wind chronos cheapish.
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>>52503912
>Did I fuck up?
No, the watch is great and a very reasonable price.

In terms of self confidence, yeah you did fuck up, if you have to come here to validate your decision. What are you anon, a woman?
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>>52503460
I said I would be fine with a miyota 9015 or any movement up to industry standards

>hacking and handwinding automatic
>28,800 bph
>not going to shit itself over bumps or slight magnetic fields

I don't really care about ETA but whatever. I'll probably get a tisell and change the dial and crystal/remove the cyclops.

do people just buy from the korean website or what?
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>>52503932
no date for me. I like datejusts if you need a date complication on your rolex. I just find the more symmetrical dial appealing on the sub
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>>52503912
Definitely one of the best dress watches around that price range. Not a fan of the G-shock personally, though.
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>>52503932
Why did date magnifiers come into fashion in the first place?

The date is such an unimportant complication that you'd check a few times a week at most, and it really visually dominates it.
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>>52503959
If you're just looking at new, not vintage, your best bet is to look for anything with a 6497 movement. Keep in mind it will only be in decently big watches -- it was a pocket watch movement back in the day.
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>>52503962
i really like the seagull's ST19 movement but their dials do not appeal to me.

nothing about alpha appeals to me sadly
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>>52503932
I would say the no-rolex model is just fine.

Srsly, how can somebody who is not entirely retarded buy the most generic rolex?
You are probably a normalfag with a normal paying job and you collected your money over some time to get an expensive watch. Now answer me the following
>will this watch have any impact on your life?
>are you familiar with service costs of it?
>do you value your time so little, that you would throw hard earned cash just to have some a status symbol?
>does the rest of your lifestyle reflect certain status or will you be the balding 40 y/o with sandals, shorts and a rolex?
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>>52504075
You need some ointment for that?
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>>52504075
Nice try, I'm 18 and in college.
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>>52503941
>>52503984

Good to hear. Only asking because I'm very new to watches in general. First one I bought was a $60 g-shock mainly because I wanted something durable to wear for my job that wouldn't shatter into pieces if I accidentally smashed it against something.

Anyone have other recommendations for a nice EDC mechanical watch that I guess isn't as dressy as the bambino and around the same price range? I guess I'm looking for having just 3 watches. G-shock for work/exercise, Bambino for certain events/interviews/outings, and something nice yet not a dress watch to wear casually.
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>>52503158
>comfy
This word has become meaningless. Crystals can not be comfortable, you don't wear the crystal. A case or strap can be comfortable but not a crystal.
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>>52504133
>Not wearing your watches with the crystal against your wrist to prevent dial fading
Pleb
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>>52498978
>Just be like Kal Torak and tell the Iron not to rust.
obscure references are obscure
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>>52503187
>Yeah I understand. German company, no real history, eta movement, copy of an old Rolex.
you forgot
>made in china
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>>52504287
That's what happens if we don't bully name/tripfags

>>52498978
Fuck off back to reddit, where you and your kind belong. There you can giggle all day long about that ref.
>>52504085
And you should follow the same path, bitch.
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>>52493660
I have the exact same model. Feels great.
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>>52504368
>That's what happens if we don't bully name/tripfags
It's not that.
It's just so incongruous and out of left field I'm left puzzled as to why they mentioned it at all. Unless they're only just now reading childrens books fit for <12 year olds now.
In which case either underagedb& or mentally retarded.

Thinking about it too much.
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>>52504368
I should adopt a trip just to annoy spergs like you
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>>52504414
Yeah you should. But don't wonder why less and less people would respond to you.
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>>52504368
Same patch as what, owning watches you can't afford?
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>>52501656
Either the battery leaked or the watet resistance is non existant
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>>52494763
fuck u
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>>52502121
No, there's an international site. Tisellkr.com i believe.
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>>52493660
Brown leather nato strap?
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>>52494675
Ugly as fuck.
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>>52494891
$5 chink DW from aliexpress.
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>>52503465
Seagull 1963, or go vintage/used.
For new watches you're pretty much stuck with that Seagull movement at that price point though.
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>>52498999
A Christopher Ward C60 Trident must be around that price?
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>>52505282
google only turned up a cafe24 domain, but it looks identical to the other site.
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>>52501992
Just get an SKX007 faggot.
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>>52505389
not the automatics. If I'm buying a quartz diver I'll get a 40$ casio
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>>52496532
>>52502923
It finally came! My first "real" watch. The bead-blasted case looks a lot better in person compared to photos, it diffuses the sunlight beautifully.
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>>52503912
You only funked up by not getting the grey dial version.
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>>52504121
SKX007/009
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>>52504121
Do you like diver watches? At that price point, the Orient Ray is a good choice - although you might want to get something from another brand.
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>>52505445
What about pre-owned? Or does it have to be new?
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>>52505402
Just checked, http://tisellkr.com is the international site with dollar pricing and international shipping.
http://tisell.kr is the korean site, with more models, bit you can't order from there.
Or you can send an email requesting a model, or special requests (no cyclops, different bezel and dial colours...) and they will send you a paypal link to order.
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>>52505378
I think I look the look of the Paul newman homage over the 1963.
Does Alpha QC their movements?
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>>52502051
>tfw try to get hold of an Orbis for 2 years
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>>52505650
Just email them, they respond super quick. Dude said there was another run in May / June and offered to put me on the preorder list. Passed since I can't make up my mind which not-Rolex I want.
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>>52505456

Nice. The matte finish on the zulu strap matches well too.

You can also remove the "cover" on the crown too at your own risk, as what's underneath is easier to grip but unpolished and rough.
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>>52505675
didn't know they actually had priority lists, thanks mate
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>>52501992
Some citizen promaster diver (either automatic or solar)

Or get a Vostok Amphibian, kinda checks all your requirements.

>>52505456
Looks lovely anon.

I got the polished case so let's see and wait for a comparison pick.
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>>52505708
For now, the only "mod" I will do is to put a smidge of silicon grease on the crown's oring and threads, until my SS bezel arrives.
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I bought this Komandirskie Paratrooper from eBay for £15. Did I do good /wt/?
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>>52505888
I'm also swapping that bezel for a dots & dashes one as I think they look nicer.
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>>52505456
I only have a 7.5 inch wrist so I was afraid the 090 case would be too big but it's actually pretty great. My wrist is not round but rather more rectangular.
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>>52505902
I have both bezel lying around and i'd have to say it's a good choice.

The original bezel off that dirskie is dreadful in comparison to the Amphibian dot bezel.
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>>52505724
>commie watch on a commie bund
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Help me out bros, I saw yesterday a watch which had real second hand I think it was made by VC. Really nice and simplistic watch, anyone know the watch I'm talking about?
At work right now without computer, wanted to tell about it to coworker.
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>>52505902
Interestingly (or not at all) I'm thinking about whether I should swap the dot bezel on my Ministry to the current factory 710 bezel. Anyone have it/seen it irl? Which one looks better?
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>>52506134
>>52505724
Can we call those warsaw straps?
Seems to me like they're the commie equivalent of natos.
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>>52506226
I already do. Also were soviet watches sold without straps? I've never come across a commie watch that had a strap/bracelet that matched and I keep seeing Soviet watch boxes on the net like pic.

Also we all know current Vostok isn't on the top of their bracelet game.
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>>52506297
I can't confirm but I often hear that around the internet.

So yeah, my current assumption is that back in the day, they indeed used to sell their watches (mostly) without bracelets.
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>>52505935
Yeah that's what I thought too. I might get the Seiko bezel at some point as I've got a couple of bezel inserts from my SKX009.
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>>52506134
Are the Warsaw straps comfortable? I might get one for my incoming 'dirskie.
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>>52506211
From the picture I would say stick with what you have.
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>>52506680
They're comfy. Also you can put a HMT on it and it won't come in contact with your skin.

http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/diseases/top-13-common-communicable-diseases-found-in-india/
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Just copped this for 150
How'd I do?
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>>52506973
Feel kinda bad though because I kinda tricked the guy to haggle it down from the 175 he wanted.
Oh well.
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>>52502961
Overpriced, dubiously Swiss and targeted at the mallninja demographic >>52503141
Sorry mate but it's ugly
The text font and crown take it from acceptable to tacky normiecore

>>52503158
This, however, is true

>>52503849

Depends. The Vostok Komandirskies are cheaper than the Amphibians. Most Parnis mechanicals are cheaper than their automatics though of course both are inexpensive. I think the economy of scale is correct, and in addition the most common mechanical movements with decoration like the 6497 are indeed quite expensive to manufacture. In addition theres less demand for Miyota mechanicals, which is a shame. I'd love sub 300 Miyota powered mechanicals
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Where do watch websites/blogs get the watches they review? Do they buy them all?
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>>52506315
>>52506297

No this is not the case; for sure certain watches had straps or bracelets. Some still have bracelets but they're rare.

The reason there's no straps is one of socialist economy especially from the late 80S. Due to the mixture of shortages mixed with chaotic market reforms, people would wear the heck out of what they had until it was worn out. If they could afford a replacement which was more prestigious, of higher quality, or Western (ironically, many prestigious Western items like jeans were actually less durable or even lower quality than local Ersatz production) then they would do so immediately. As most of these watches are at least 30 years old it's no surprise there's no straps as the original ones were worn into oblivion or replaced long ago. Remember, we have a cornucopia of consumer goods, for many people in socialist countries they'd been saving a whilw for a watch or waiting and may not see another.
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>>52508023
Same place the car websites get their cars and the computer parts sites get their parts.
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>>52508023
No. The reason most blogs do see through shilling is because the watches are provided by dealers. For example many of the Hanharts and Squales reviewed online are provided by the English dealer Page And Cooper.

Now many of these watches are nice but there's some blatantly obvious contradiction in interests. Basically watch blogs exist to sell watches for their sponsors and not to take care of the customer. The opposite can be said of /g/ because anything that isn't vouched for in quality will get jumped, and the infinite Chinese-made kickstsrter campaigns are not marketed but looked on with disdain
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>>52504389
From what I've seen the light green comes only in at 37mm with the dark green coming in larger at 41mm. Bit torn between which to go for, I feel the dark green with a leather strap will look more formal. What do you have?
>>52505292
Had to look up NATO, would look good with the smaller variant but the larger I'd want the traditional leather strap. Not sure on black or brown. Probably buy aftermarket.
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>>52506973

Can't really go wrong for that price. How's the accuracy?
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>>52490644
What's the difference between the 8926OB and the 8926C?
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>>52508135
They get watches from car dealers?
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>>52504023
I don't like date magnifiers either, but I check the date more than the time. I always double check before writing the date on paperwork and dating my notes in lectures.
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>>52505724
That strap fits very nicely with your alarm watch. Are there any alarm watches with the date?
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>>52508549
http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?p=3698758

Read this forum post (#48), pretty much explains it.
But as I understand it the c is an older model and the ob is an updated version. The c has a mediocre movement (miyota 8215 or seiko nh25a), whereas the ob has the seiko nh35a which is excellent for how cheap the watch is.
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Watch guide pls
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>>52509156
Read the thread, one was already posted.
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Thoughts on IWC's new Timezoner Chronograph? I love the feature of easily changing the time zone with the bezel, but i hate how chaotic it looks. But it's chaotic because of an understandable reason, if they were to remove the names from the bezel the watch would lose some functionality.
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>>52509921
Pretty haram
If I wanted a cluttered chrono with a 7750 I'd buy a Sinn

On the other hand despite the fact it's a tired design with shit tier promotion and an ETA I love their Mark XVIII Top Gun ceramic. Good thing I don't have 5K otherwise I'd probably buy one
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>>52510428
But that worldtimer chrono has an inhouse movement and the Mk XVIII has a Selita movement anon.
Richemont is clearly moving away from ETA, I wonder what Sinn will do.
Soprod movement Sinns?
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>>52510599

I heard Sinn were going to use Sellita SW500 movements in place of the 7750. They can be dropped in as a replacement.
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>>52509921
>but i hate how chaotic it looks.
Yes.
>But it's chaotic because of an understandable reason
This does not save it.

>intothetrashitgoes.exe
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>>52506835
Cool, I'll probably get one then.
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When I move my wrist I often hear my Amphibia very lightly clicking. I assume it's the ratchet of the winding rotor, right?
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>>52510599
>>52510766

Yeah Sinn uses Sellita my 856 has a Sellita 2892 just like the one in the IWC

And hey man i agree the other chrono movement is original. Which sucks cuz you gotta use their service which is worse than just using a local watchmaker for your ETA

I acknowledge my taste is pretty bad I just love them aesthetics and have a weak spot for ceramic cases. The flieger dial and brand are just icing on the cake

I'll never have the shekels to buy one and if I do save I'll crack and buy a Sinn ot Damasko or maybe Nomos long brfore
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>>52511026
No, it's broken. Throw it out.
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What strap would you put on?
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>>52511542
Keep the stock.
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>>52511542
I like NATOS on SNKs.
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>>52511584
This, I personally quite enjoy the stock straps on those. Don't understand the hate they sometimes get.

But I have a feeling that one would look quite good on brown leather NATO
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>>52502961
My dad has one. Most of the ones I've seen look gaudy as fuck but I like the one he has. His last one wasnt bad either but I never cared for the chrono it had since he never used it and it would have looked better with the more plain face.
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Possibly wrong thread, but any recommendations for a decent android smartwatch for >$150?
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>>52512218
Pebble Time is $149.99
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRVz4PODeUc

muh smart g-shock
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>>52511542
A dark brown leather strap. Google image it, looks great.
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https://www.massdrop.com/buy/seagull-m308-moonphase-watch?utm_placement=5&referer=9SCH3K&mode=guest_open&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Automated%20Daily%20Promotional%202016-01-19&utm_term=Daily%20Promotional

Thoughts?
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>>52506973
welcome to the club
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>>52511542
Tan leather nato strap.
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>>52508417
Shit I forgot to ask.
Probably in line for any other st19 since he said it was working fine. I'm just glad I won't have to deal with retarded chink shipping times again.
>>52512917
Thanks. Here's hoping the QC on it is as good as my parnis. It gains 2 seconds a day and loses 1 at night, so its spot on. How's the accuracy on yours?
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>>52513413

It should be fine, you can adjust it yourself too if need be.
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>>52512646
really ruined by the big

12
2
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>>52513445
Yeah probably. Pretty hyped about my first mechanical chronograph probably my last until I can afford to drop more than a grand on a watch though.
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>>52503158
Careful when you turn your wrist to check the time as you may just accidentally whack yourself in the face.
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>>52502889
A GMT with 300m wr styled after a vintage Rolex? I'd love one myself, if you have the money that'd be a neat addition to your collection anon.
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>>52513019
They are poopy but nice at the same time
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Thoughts on Seiko 6309 series?
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>>52514413
Obsolete.
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>>52514413
>>52514462
they both have a case that looks like ass so it's not like it matters.
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>>52514497
Grow up.
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>>52514497
I lik the case.

It's a proper divewatch case, with the crown where it serves the best function, not where the coolest new chronographs have it.

Also, this was the norm for divewatch was since ever you underage cunt.
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>>52490288
I posted this before. Its a beautiful watch, I wanna buy one of those sports rados (the one with blue and black) but cant afford atm :^(
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>>52514497
I see a lot of shit opinions in these threads but you win hands down
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>>52512646

Do no buy

The dial looks cheaper than the pics

The movement is bad and the stem breaks easily

The watch is really really thick, much more so than the pics. Probably 17 or 18mm quite literally thicker than most chronos
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New to all this: How would you rate Casio Watches? Im interested in one.
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>>52515830
They're good if you just want a watch that works and you don't care what it looks like. Cheap and ugly but they do what they're supposed to do and they're rock solid.

They make great detonators, too.
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Anyone know where to get pic related?

Amazon china doesn't work with my regular account.
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>>52515965
The white one would be okay too.
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>tfw I have to teplace the crystal on my KQ because russian nigger on ebay photoshopped the scratch away
Yeah escammed, but w/e at least its fixable (and the scratches and the dirtiness of the case also). Gotta get my dremel from my parents apartments and get going. Also a partial paypal refund of 60$ wud be noice.

Runs fine though and >dat paper penis dial
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>>52516004
Oops
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>>52515902
Don't forget they're the holiest watches to pray The Lord with too.
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>>52515902

Also the Edifice Line? I was thinking about the EF-527L-1AVEF simply because i like the look of it. Or is there simply nothing good looking in the 100 - 150 Euro Range?
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>>52516004
Maybe he just took the photo from a specific angle where it didn't show up. If it really bothers you ebay will gladly completely fuck over a seller and refund your money stuff if you say so. Please for the love of god don't try to polish the case with a dremel, and if you try to polish the crystal I hope you realize that it has an AR coating which you're going to remove (or it should if the crystal is original).
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Tips to keep time? Aside from 900 dollar service this thing loses time like no tomorrow.
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>>52516981
Sell it to some idiot for a bunch of money and buy a new watch
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>>52516981
Buy new business cards to impress your fellow vice presidents
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>>52516981
It's an expensive complicated machine and if you can't afford the upkeep then sell it and get something cheap and quartz. It's only going to get worse if you keep wearing it without servicing until eventually you wear it down to the point where it's going to take much more than a basic service to fix it. Do you change the oil in your car?
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>>52517070

Whoa, whoa, I'd like to keep it (from my father), there must be some humanly possible way for one to tune it himself, there are risks but whatever even in parts it's probably worth a lot.
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>>52517187
Yeah you could go to watchmaker school, I guess. If you're trying to poke around and do it yourself I wouldn't start out by disassembling your heirloom Rolex, that's for sure. Rolex absolutely does not sell parts outside of authorized service centers anyway, they clamp down hard to make sure they can gouge you for servicing costs years after they've gouged you with the purchase price.
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>>52517187
Sure, you can just buy all the watchmaking supplies and teach yourself the trade
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>>52516890
Nah nigga. Wtf its low speed dremel, Ive done this on watches multiple times and it comes out looking great, also the dremel is to remove material(ie dings), final polish is by hand. Also Im just gonna press in a new crystal when I get it from cousins. Ive done this before so dont worry. Gonna post again when Im done.
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>>52517320
I can't believe you would completely ruin a vintage watch like that, kill yourself
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>>52517244

That's insanity, this whole watch is proprietary. Honestly, i don't care if the parts are authentic I care more about the upkeep personally.
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I almost kinda like this repainted dial, but holy shit the guy wants 900$ for it. I could get a more original omega in good condition for that I'm sure
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>>52517393
So what, you want to service it yourself and replace the parts with fake Chinese shit or what? Why don't you just keep the watch safe in your drawer and buy yourself a fake and wear that instead if you're just going to ruin the real one?
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>>52517393
Look, as we've told you before your only options are to pay to have it serviced or sell it. If you try to mess with it yourself, you'll wreck it. If you keep wearing it, you'll wreck it. Put up or shut up.
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>>52517320
>polishing a watch
>polishing a grammar of design Seiko with sharp faceted edges and unique surface finishes that can't be replicated once you polish it off
>using power tools to polish a watch
Enjoy your smoothed out rounded lump that used to be a watch, at least it'll be shiny. I'd take scratches over a polished case any day.
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>>52517452
holy kek I bought one of those Indian Omegas for 320 not too long ago re-sold for 600
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Guys, if you're gonna buy a chink watch, make it a parnis.
And if you're gonna buy a parnis, get it from manbushijie. He actually checks his watches before sending them out.
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>>52517588
Oh, and only bother with 6497 based watches. Yes it'll be huge. But its the only design that'll keep time despite bad QC and last more than 2 weeks
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>>52517588
can you link his store? It doesn't show up on my search
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>>52517458
>>52517461

So even if i go to a random watch dealer and get it serviced they'll put fake parts inside of it, or possibly spoil it? Oh well, im keeping it as a statue now.

What's a good heirloom watch that doesn't need heavy servicing in the future for investment?
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>>52517657
Literally nothing.
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>>52517320
Enjoy ruining the unique finish of your watch.
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>>52517473
>power tool polish
You guys cant even read? Also the sharp edges are easy to do wtf never heard of files, or sandpaper in 2k grit? Or tape?

W/e this board is stupid, you know shit about actual watches and watchmaking.
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>>52517653
http://www.manbushijie.com
>>52517657
Go to an authorized dealer. Yes it'll be expensive, but you got the watch for free right? Consider it the cost of admission.
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>>52517830
thanks anon
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>>52517813
Ok now youre just butmad.

As I said, Ive done things like this before and posted on Wus. Its 99% factory finish, and better if it was a cheap watch...
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So glad I didn't fall for the mountain jew nor the seiko meme. Citizen for life.
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>>52517847
There's absolutely no way you'll be able to replicate the finish of the original case. You'll end up with some basic brushed or polished finish, it'll look shit, especially if you've still got the original bracelet which has the unique finish too.
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Uptime 13 days with 30% charge left
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>>52518049
Meanwhile my watch has an uptime of over 20 years.
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>>52518062
Cool
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>>52518062
Can it tell you the weather though?

Ahahahah
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>>52518089
It also has the advantage of not looking like dogshit.

>>52518113
Of course! If there's water on the crystal it's raining, if there's snow it's snowing, and the metal band tells the temperature!
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>>52518129
Meh, function over form. I get my time and notifications not worrying about washing my hands and breaking the watch
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First automatic.
How badly did I fuck up?
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>>52518280
not a bad watch, you'll be fine
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>>52518280
Not at all.
Now buy some straps before the Maple Syrup Dollar turns into Canadian Ruble.
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>>52518311
Once I receive it i think i'll go around to some watch shops to see how they might look.
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>>52518207
>less than 19 days of charge
>function
Choose one.
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>>52518280
Completely
>he fell for the seiko meme
>he fell for the mechanical jew
If the watch is worse less than $1000, it better not be mechanical unless you like being robbed of your money.
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>>52517963
Are you retarded? Why would I brush that? Sigh...
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Alright, I have a weird predicament
I can not decide between these watches (Max bill, Melbourne portsea, and Steinhart titanium:

>https://www.junghanswatchesusa.net/Max-Bill-Hand-Winding-Matte-Silver-Dial-by-Junghans_p_197.html

>http://www.melbournewatch.com.au/portsea-white-stainless-steel/

>http://www.gnomonwatches.com/watches/steinhart-watches/ocean-1-titanium-500

Which one should I get?
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>>52518530
Nah
Watch shops have junk at huge markups

Jusr buy off Amazon and ebay
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>>52518311
The price of the Canadian dollar helped me to order a vintage accutron for $140.
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>>52518573
>he can't afford to throw away money
How por are you?
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>>52518573
You're a fucking retard.
>>52518280
You could have gotten a better watch for not much more. Seiko 5s have been pretty overpriced recently.
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>>52518685
Well as a reference point but I'll probably be using the stock one for a bit before ordering a new strap.
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>>52518573
What kind of logic is that?
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>>52518917
Really? Seemed pretty cheap as it was, mind you that is CDN$ and not U.S.
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>>52518675
I think that's a pretty cool looking steinhart.
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>>52518956
You could have gotten an orient flieger for not much more.
Still. its a good watch. Have fun
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>>52517845
No prob. If you buy something post it. We need more interesting chink movements here
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>>52503110
nice patina
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>>52503640
>simple, cheap, yet reliable and easy to service movements
I never buy swiss but you're describing the 2824
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>>52519469
>You could have gotten an orient flieger for not much more.

Those are go for twice to four times the price here, but thanks and I'll keep it in mind. I'm sure this door won't close.
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>>52519560

Look what came today, /g/.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Rodina-Classical-Watch-Seagull/dp/B017U963N6

I'm a bit underwhelmed, desu. It is nice and thin, but it wears a bit larger than I would like given that it's all face.
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>>52519726
listing says it's 38mm, maybe you just have bitchwrists?
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>>52519759

That isn't far from the truth, but I will still need to break out the ruler; it looks closer to 40 mm to me. But again, that could be it being all face.
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>>52519726
Why the fuck would you go for the Rodina when Tisell is the new bauhaus meme?
You get a much better movement and crystal too
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>>52513607
Which model is this? Like it a lot.
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>>52519897

Look again, mean anon. This isn't a bauhaus design.
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>>52519897
get back to me when tisell makes a bauhaus with a subdial.
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>>52519726
That does look nice. I do agree that it would be better if it was smaller.
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>>52520040
It is the owlpenis.

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-Mechaical-Alpinist-Automatic-Sarb017/dp/B000KG93BQ
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>>52490288
Does anyone have a SARB017 and a SNZG15? I have the g15, and I would like to see them next to each other.
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>>52520191
Thanks, too rich for my taste. Also, it's amazing how different it looks on your pic vs on Amazon.
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>>52502030
Oright fatty, oink oink
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>>52520231
Yeah, the product shots make it look bad.
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>>52519796

(Measured, and the case is actually 41.5 mm. Returning for refund)
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