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Incomplete strap guide http://pastebin.com/2SAKcdNS
SBGA011 or SBGA109?
The tatami mat one is too busy.
I don't mind some subtle guilloche but something just puts me off this one. Maybe because it evokes something you walk and sleep on, dunno.
I also prefer the clean indicies on the frake; once again the tatami mat is too complicated lookin in comparison.
It's messy, and tries to draw the eye to too many different things at once.
When in doubt:
Take the cleaner, neater, simpler looking option.
Pretty ugly as far as textures go, and the printing around the perimeter is too much. A more subtle linen texture would have saved it.
Dunno senpai they've stooped lower before.
Some true african/silverback gorilla dictator tier right here.
So I'm looking at getting a Seiko Solar diver. Does /g/ have any thoughts on these watches? Are they decent for what they cost? I like its looks, I'm a bit of a seiko fan and I'm looking to add a chrono to my collection.
Also I'm a fan of divers, I swim and lot and I like to take my watches.
found the mechanical alarm clock I had as a kid when visiting my little brother
didn't recall that it was actually a soviet one, kek. sadly it doesn't wind anymore
Alright lads, thinking about buying a Tissel sub as my first 'real' watch.
Do they ever go on sale / have coupon codes?
And how hard is it for a newbie to change the bezel (or insert). It comes with ceramic but I wouldn't mind a 'pepsi' one.
>Should I feel offended?
Not really. It could just be a really shitty shop with poor CS.
However, you may have worded your shit in a plebbish manner and obviously no one would reply to that.
I guess I'm going to need that gif to post every day until then.
If he wants spring drive he can go for it. But I am a hi-beat owner, so you might not expect me to recommend spring drive.
Good god. Have some selfrespect.
>google group for watchfaces
>free, only have to make an account if you want to use search function.
I used it for watchfaces for my android wallpaper. Fun to tinker around with it. What is even the point of a smartwatch if you don't play around with it and use the default stuff?
/m/ here, what watch do you guys reccomend for me?
I have one already that looks similar to a blackhawk, pic related. How is their higher end stuff? I want one with all the bells and whistles but I don't want to fuck with batteries
>tfw I paid 100$ for a beat up but working KQ and its gonna look brand new in 2weeks
Man gonna probably keep it but the profit wud be insane, could sell it in eu for 200€ I guess, or what would a King Quartz in great condition cost?
Bezel is pretty impossible since you need to buy one in exact size for Tissel and since tissel dont sell one so... But otherwise best price to performance Submariner homage right now, the 28k beat Miyota 9015 is the cherry on top. Get it.
They're high end watches for dirt cheap from the short era during which quartz was actually a hot desirable technology and watchmakers were actually trying their hardest to make good quartz watches. If you have any interest in quality quartz watches then there's no better place to start.
Who would do such a thing to a tuning fork watch?
Except the part where they're no less likely than any other vintage watch to have issues, and in general when a quartz movement fails out of warranty you either throw it out or buy another movement. Which in the case of those watches means buying another watch. Also
>high end watches
No, not really. Midrange at best. They also have that distinctive 70s styling which tends not to look good on people unless they have a very studied, very particular sense of personal style. Which this being /g/ we can safely assume does not apply.
If you have any interest in high quality quartz watches, buy a new Seiko Dolce instead of trying to impress neckbeards with your "high end" (sic) King Seiko with caseback tolerance issues and a "distressed" crystal and a disco ball dial and a "2001 A Space Odyssey" bracelet.
Heirloom watch guy, the watch just started working again since I wore it, is this normal for Rolex? It was losing time now isn't.
Heh still salty I see. W/e, go on with your hate on a watch hobbyist on an american anime image board in a mountain jew conspiracist, japanese superiority propagating watch thread.
I haven't been in these threads lately so I dunno who you are or why I should know, but that kind of behavior is to be expected of a mechanical watch that hasn't been serviced in forever.
Take it to a watchmaker and ask them to service it. You can even take it to the RSC if you want to get raped, but any reputable watchmaker can take care of it. Certifications vary per country but they are a good thing to look for.
It's a movement not a fucking billboard, it's pretty typical to just cram in the text wherever it fits. Also I'm not sure if you were just kidding but that says five 5 jewels, not fives jewels.
I know a little about it, it was only off about by 1-2 minutes this morning, I wound it up yesterday for a while and it just hasn't stopped since vs before it would stop even on my wrist after 1-2 hours.
i just wanna be kongo
neither company grabbed any of my cash desu
Ok can you please stop fucking this watch up?
It hasn't been serviced in forever and the oiling is most likely all gummed up. You're gonna wear the parts down,
Either get it serviced or keep it in your closet. Fuck
Cheapest Aqua Terra honestly
That watch most likely needs a servicing. If you aren't prepared to spend the money to have it sorted out, you are probably better to not wear it so you don't damage any parts. Typically every 5 years or more between servicing, or when you notice odd behaviour.
Yeah it's for tax purposes I think. Unadjusted movements would get charged less for customs than chronometers or something like that. It doesn't literally means that the watch is not regulated at all.
What was the best looking Seamaster diver ever? I constantly keep stumbling upon better and better looking vintage Semenmasters browsing the web.
I like the Seamaster 300 but honestly I prefer the original Semenmaster dress watches over the divers, Omega's divers have never really done it for me the same way vintage Rolex or Seiko or any of the various supercompressors do.
Gonna buy pic related for 10€ tomorrow.
Did I do good?
I will never understand people spending that much for a Japanese watch. Unlike the Swiss or German who can repair their watches 40, 50 years down the road, these won't have as much longevity and legacy.
Look what the postman brought.
Had to resize just a bit, otherwise uploading directly from Nexus 6p. Decent camera I must say.
no im the guy with the omega
What do you want?
Anything high end seiko, and the case of hibeat grand seiko, is going to incur higher maintenance costs over its lifespan compared to your generic swiss shite. On par with rolex service in terms of cost, but not in terms of ease since a rolex can be fixed at their thousands of service centers world wide (prob every major city everywhere).
Unless things dramatically change, hi beats and spring drives have to be sent back to japan for a simple (guess not so simple in their case) servicing.
If you don't live far from japan, or don't mind this the cost of upkeep which is part of the cost of entry for owning one of those, then fine go ahead.
The only thing your local seiko service center can do is wipe the outer case with a cloth.
They're not permitted to touch the innards of a GS as that must be done back in nippon.
There is also the issue of spare parts but that's an issue for the real long game and a tale for another day.
So if you want it, just keep in mind the costs of operation, and the fact that you may be missing your shit for up to 6 months as it traverses the globe to be serviced every few years.
Bite the bullet and get it fixed when you can afford to you mong.
It'll be worth it.
No rush right now. Get a fucking ceramic pig and put your poo change in it and once day when it's nice and ripe and juicy and fat you smash that motherfucker with a hammer and get that watch fixed.
Wearing this again after a couple of months because i'm tired of the Orient Mako strap, i need to replace this bezel though.
who /pretentious/ here?
It is supposedly 70 year old officers watch but I know it is a frankenstein.
Doesn't bother me, it looks good and I didn't pay too much.
Is there a source for that other than the fact they don't ensure they will be able to service it after 20 years?
Has anyone actually had problems servicing their old Seiko high-end watch?
Who are FPJ / Laurent Ferrier / MB&Fs brand presidents?
Hey, what is the cheapest I can get [pic related] for? They have to ship it to Sweden.
Killing some time in the car, and my laptop just ran out of juice - now what?
Also decided to try a new strap.
My new 090916m is doing breddy gud. Tomorrow I'm receiving the new SS bezel that will look the tits on it.
Digging the Rivetta.
Pretty decent for an out of the box Amphibian.
Which is also why i want to transfer my movement into a new case, it's currently gaining only 10~12secs every 24hours.
Does anybody have any experience with the bigger boris bezels? Appearntly they are tailored for the 090,110,100 cases since they are bigger.
>Do they ever go on sale / have coupon codes?
But $195 for a 9015 is a bretty good deal, even without taking into account the decent build quality.
>And how hard is it for a newbie to change the bezel (or insert). It comes with ceramic but I wouldn't mind a 'pepsi' one.
Don't know, I haven't tried because I like my Hulk colours - but if you want I can try find my vernier and get some measurements - I wouldn't imagine the bezel would be any really unique size.
If the bezel is a standard size then finding/fitting replacement bezels is crazy simple.
As a side note, do not buy this watch if you have a huge wrist.
Max the bracelet will comfortably fit is 8" (it is a very nice bracelet, so you should try to keep the it).
What does /g/watch think about bronze dials?
There's a typical black dialed version that I would usually gravitate towards but the bronze one seems more soviet somehow and has its own charm.
If you wait for 12 hours, I'll do some wristshots with it when I go pick mine up. I got based on a picture of it on a 090.
Watch accuracy on play store. It's really intuitive since instead of waiting for 00 seconds to tick and having to time a tap on the screen, you snap a picture of the dial and allign the hand markers to the image itself.
Another pic. It seems to be quite changeable depending on the light compared to the black variant which is just flat.
I'd like to get a replacement 24hr whilst my volmax is getting serviced and these screw down crown, automatic 24hr's are the least offensive to my eyes and are the easiest to read at a glance.
I think H. Moser & Cie is the only company to make good looking bronze dials.
I dont like cheap looking russian dials, like the one you posted.
BTW, I don't know if pic related is the "bigger" boris bezel but I like the look of this one on the 090 from some pics I saw
Here's the black dial.
I would probably pick this one up but it's more difficult (for me) to obtain new so that's why I'm entertaining the brown/bronze one at all.
90% of the watches that I wear with any frequency are the typical black dial/white hands and indices hi-vis military type.
I really want to like it, if anything to at least inject some variety into what I wear, but ultimately I suppose I'll try and hunt down the black.
A brown dial with a tan strap wouldn't suit me, in the end I guess.
And there's a reason why I only choose white on black for dials: everything else is harder to read at a splitsecond glance.
Nigga thats my schtick
>tfw waiting by the door
I noticed a couple of months ago, when the Penis Seiko meme started.
Go make your own money, you filthy NEET.
You don't need endless amounts of money to buy interesting watches.
>mfw i just brought a old corporate Mondaine quartz because i don't have any quartz watches and anything that's not a diver
It looks okayish, for 15$ i guess it isn't a bad deal
It started to get boring when watchmakeranon went full dead
I'll give a hint. White dial, made in Japan, chronograph.
Thought's on Nomos's new Neomatik superthin automatics?
Their new auto movement's pretty slim.
I'm looking at their neomat tangente at the moment. They never really interested me before because up until now their auto model (tangomat et.al) were too thick for my liking. This new movement changes things.
>inb4 they look boring like all other nomos
Little splashes of colour on the dial make them slightly more playful than the typical nomos dial.
They lose the blued main hands however. Dunno how I feel about that.
Anyone here own a Nomos?
Any opinions on them?
I want to see some pics of the version with the black dial and green bezel but I can't find any anywhere, the green looks good but it's just not my color, I don't like the blue though.
Boring black looks fine but it's boring you know?.
I was the one who asked about it yesterday, not that guy. You have to admit the international website looks a little fucky.
I don't which of the few shock resist systems rolex would've used for those older tudors.
I know new rolex models have their own proprietary shock resist "paraflex" stuff, and their modern tudors with their ETA's probably would use incabloc, right?
>oh no, how dare he
Quartz is the least problem that watch has.
I have several mechanical watches and several quartz. Both are fine.
Quartz is only a problem if a person clearly overpays for a dogshit fashionbrand.
Post your face when you see someone wearing a Michael Kors watch
My accutron has made it out of mapleland.
It looks fine to me. They're obviously using a premade shop and just added their products in, but I don't expectmuch more for what is an incredibly small korean shop putting chink parts together.
Yep, one of the largest and most significant manufacturers of watches, brah.
Deal with it
>person or his family obviously is not dirt poor
>still can't afford fitted shirt with a non eyeraping print.
This always makes me cringe. How hard is it to find a fitted shirt? Nothing brand specific, just any shirt that does not look like you stole it from a scarecrow.
I'd expect the bezel to match the 116110/16110 dimensions. They probably buy a lot of their parts from manufacturers principally concerned with producing fake rolexes. Go ahead and measure it.
Well 9fur, Some kind of Grand Seiko or the new Diver series.
They will chop and change as you like, several people on WUS have Black/Blue combos.
You just have to send them an email and they'll send you a Paypal link/invoice.
Reportedly, they do the same for Korean only models, you just have to ask for them in an email.
Pic is the next Tisell I'm getting.
True that, it would make sense that's the easiest way to get quality ceramic bezels.
Here's the picture.
>Anyone else feels put off by mid range brands? Once they made great, useful watches that were expensive but that normal people could afford. Now they have no use anymore but they still pretend they do and at the same time double and tripled the prices.
Examples please of what's triggering you (what brands).
Nah, i stopped hating fashion brands irl. I only hate when they get spammed here.
If i know the person, i will tell her/him (lel, fag) that she overpaid, but i say that the watch looks very pretty on her, she already bought it why being a dick about it now.
AFAIK it is a ST19 - from what I've read Tisell's QC does transfer well to ST19s (notoriously bad DOA rate due to bad casing jobs and Seagull keeping the best movements for themselves).
Hate the Daytona look.
Need more dress watches.
Need more chronographs.
1963 is cool, but I don't think I would wear it at work.
>Sour grapes over a $200 watch.
>I feel like 38mm is my minimum
I've read that because of their longer than usual lugs, and the vast expanse of white dial and no bezel, you would be advised to pick the model smaller than what you normally would wear (so, if 42, choose 40, if 38 choose 35/6 etc.).
Dunno if it works for everyone, or if its disproportionate on some, but remember back in the day 40mm watches were a rarity and all dress watches baring some exceptions, were 35mm or thereabouts.
A sport watch? Yeah 35mm would be too small. But something designed to slip under a shirt cuff without issue? I don't think so.
Still, you buy what looks good on you and suits what you gotta wear.
I didn't even know they made such a model.
If it's the one that comes up on image search, may I ask what attracted you to it?
It doesn't seem to be particularly unique or interesting, at least, not compared to other credors like that ceramic dialed one that wets everyone's panties.
Your pic is a 6497 with the sub seconds at the 6
The ST19 is a very different looking movement to say the least.
Seagull movements are pretty good overall. Lemons exist, but if you go after the simple and well known movements you will have a very high success rate. The 6497 and ST19 being the two favorites
>tfw not in spess with a Seiko autochrono
>Your pic is a 6497 with the sub seconds at the 6
>The ST19 is a very different looking movement to say the least.
No shit, Sherlock; I bet you think I believe this is a picture of an Omega Speedmaster.
>Seagull movements are pretty good overall. Lemons exist, but if you go after the simple and well known movements you will have a very high success rate. The 6497 and ST19 being the two favorites
The ST19 is notorious for QC issues, due to being based on an old Swiss design, being a column wheel chronograph and being made in Chinese conditions.
Seagull pumps out a shitload of them, keeps the good ones for themselves and offloads the remainder.
Several microbrands have made watches with the ST19 and then immediately stopped because they were sending back almost 15% of the movements for QC issues.
Regardless, if you can find an ST19 watch, made by a company with a good track record of QC and casing movements, then you should be in the clear.
At this point in time I'd really only buy a 1963, Perpetual or Tisell if I had to get a watch with a ST19 in it.
Seagull because they keep the best movements for themselves.
Perpetual because they REALLY know what they're doing there and are militant about QC.
Tisell because they have a decent record of QC and a really good returns system (they pay for return shipping).
I dunno about hamilton, but mido, out of all swatch's lower tier brands, looks the least bad.
Certina and Tissot are bland and generic.
Mido at least has some interesting models and don't cost very much.
Cheapest chronometer you can get if that shit matters to you too.
They don't get much play online because their US presence isn't well represented (I think swatch has certina for the american market instead to cover their low end).
If I could ever be tempted by low-end swatch, I'd be a mido commander. Virtually identical to the model from the 60's. ETA movement, but cork crown sealant mido's used for like 80 years.
Good think I'm not tempted to throw money away on low end swatch :^)
To the nigger that deleted their post:
Such watches fill a niche. There's a market. Maybe won't be in a few years as I think we'll get to the point where wearable tech will replace all but the g-shock and everything else will be in the range of jewelry, so much higher end stuff that people will always buy to make themselves feel as if they're better than other people.
unless those buttons are screw down with a screw down crown and back then id say yes get this. the issue is that the moment its opened to change the capacitor the water resistance is gone.
I don't exactly have big arms or anything, but I still think the Seiko 5 models with a case diameter 36/37mm would look way too small.
Mainly the SNK809 and similar models which are pretty much the only ones I like the looks of.
Especially the pointy hands and the diagonal screw (or whatever it's called in watch terms).
Pic is my current watch - 40 odd millimeters around the border; and it's got some extra metal going on, spanning 59mm between the points where the bracelet is attached.
Why are the Seiko 5 so small?
Maybe if the face were o37mm - but it seems to be the case diameter.
Same cute font they've always used.
I just find the commander model comfy in a retro/nostalgic "it was on people's wrists when I was growing up" kinda way.
They're consistently up in the top 5 for COSC certified movements (not that it ultimately means anything).
There are a few different ones that come up, the one I got I've mentioned here before. It's not the first when I search credor chrono.
6S family movement is Seiko's high end chrono movement family, and actually is the movement in the TAG 1887 movement scandal where they claimed to make a fully in-house movement but it was actually based on TC87 (Seiko instruments designator for 6S37).
>Why are the Seiko 5 so small?
They were made, above all, to be affordable since seiko's target model for that line is the thirdworld market of africa and shitholes like it where quartz was/is expensive and batteries and their replacement was/is expensive. Hence the need for a durable, but inexpensive, watch that could go without maintenance for a decade or more.
Larger watch = more metal.
= more expensive.
Though they do make larger sports models under the 5 line today, but the reason why they're small is because they've always been that way because reasons.
Besides what >>52530598 said
Seiko 5's are 38mm, which was the regular acceptable watch size before people started going for bigger and fuckhuge watches.
Plus Asian people aren't exactly known for being physically big, and a lot of them were marketed to places like India and the Philippines.
I guess that makes sense.
This one doesn't look too bad, I guess.
I wonder if there's a store around these parts that carries it.
It'd be nice to try one on for size/weight.
This then? Can't find any other white dial, automatic, credor chronos.
As long as plebs keep buying cheap quartz watches because "they tell the time and that's all I need", they'll always be around. HAQ watches like the 9F grand seikos are nice though.
Also I nearly bought one of the 68XX family watches. They are sexy with very thin manual wind movement, but decided to go chrono instead
I said this earlier:
>There's a market. Maybe won't be in a few years as I think we'll get to the point where wearable tech will replace all but the g-shock and everything else will be in the range of jewelry, so much higher end stuff that people will always buy to make themselves feel as if they're better than other people.
So no, I don't think so.
The smart watches today are crap, but no way will they stay this way in the next 10 years and smartphones have already replaced watches for many, many people (and those that continue to wear them have their specific reasons).
Ordinary quartz, ie.99% of stuff out there, doesn't have a future.
It'll be around still, it's not like the millions upon millions of quartz modules churned out of japanese or chinese factories will suddenly disappear, it's just that they won't have any purpose because no one will be buying.
Gshocks have staying power, though that too will pass. Currently used by military, construction, exploration, saturation diving, hunting - whatever. They still have need and are so durable.
I don't know what citizen will do when the tide turns.
Seiko have their higher end mechanical line which will survive, but citizen?
Perhaps some future smartwatch tech will be their innovation.
All the low range "swiss" quartz (all the mid and "high" end swiss quartz too for that matter)?
It's smartwatches and mechanical curiosities (and gshocks/suunto/other dive comps) for the next 20 years.
>but decided to go chrono instead
Do you like chrono?
Do you use chrono?
I personally have never had use for one and I think they present needless clutter. But to each their own.
Smartwatches are devices with a low life cycle (new models every 1/2 years) yet watches are appreciated for being timeless
Whoever thinks smartwatches can compete with dumbwatches is an idiot
Small size, clear/white face (though black is ok, just less dressy), few (if any) complications, leather strap, no numbers
Basically, just get pic related
Not sure about how well they afre fixed to the barrel, but you can bend them down to the dial and they spring back just fine.
They are very thick and strong like bull, raised pretty far off the dial too.
>yet watches are appreciated for being timeless
Good, valuable mechanicals yes. Dime store quartz junk that has its module ripped out and discarded rather repaired? Nah.
You choose quartz because it tells the time, it's generally cheap and accurate.
What if the trend for personal tech migrates fully to wearable tech?
Tells the time, accurate, and getting cheaper.
You wouldn't in that case wear two devices, as one makes the other completely irrelevant.
Luxury mechanicals are another story, and people wear them and will continue to buy them in the future for reasons beyond mere practicality.
There's very few quartz watches about which the same could be said.
>Whoever thinks smartphones can compete with dumbwatches is an idiot
ftfy and then think about it for a moment.
Leather band is most formal style, but it's not a requirement so up to preference really.
Dress watches are not massive 45mm dinner plates with diving bezels or sporty functions like chronographs.
They're usually plain, or, as per the really high end ones, have unusual complications that aren't necessary but are nice too look at and admire (tourbillion, moonphase, even a power reserve).
So, small, leather band, plain(er) dial or at least neat. The less flashy the better (diamonds are a girl's best friend you flaming faggots).
If you want to be a /fa/ggot autist, then you'd be matching the metal of the watch case with your cufflinks if you were wearing some or even your belt buckle but this is straying a bit far into the realms of retard.
Oh, and no weird color dials like neon yellow or arterial red.
This is what I would say is acceptable for conservative business dress.
If you're wearing a lounge suit or some shit then of course none of the above applies.
If there was a mechanical countdown timer (analog or digital) then I would be buy it.
I don't think such a complication exists but for such things like timing mundane events I would think it would be far more useful.
Wouldn't you rather be surprised when I post real images?
I like a good chrono. I use it sparingly, but a well made chronograph wristwatch is really not common.
I've wanted one since I got rid of the speedmaster
>Wouldn't you rather be surprised when I post real images?
Such a tease.
So you'll have a minute sweep of your high beat ready by then as well, right?
What are Wenger watches like? Specifically the Terragraph?
>Wouldn't you rather be surprised when I post real images?
everytime you buy a watch it's this shit
i'm okay with it because it makes the thread breath some new air
also brought my Mondaine
>Oh, and no weird color dials like neon yellow or arterial red
Come at me bro
"I'm selling my vintage Seiko King Quartz.
Asking price is USD250 including PayPal fees and world wide shipping. Not including custom fees, etc. Payment via verified PayPal account and address only.
I will ship from Malaysia."