/wt/ watch thread
This thread is about the appreciation of watches, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that is required to make a fine watch.
Required viewing for newbies:
>mfw waiting for 120 leathter straps
I'm the cat btw
Well, they're watches and they're good at keeping and telling the time
Haven't tried the 'luxury' G-shocks though
Are you a solider, a construction worker or just someone that need an incredibly resilient device for telling the time?
Nignogs can't afford them, or any watches really. You usually see the massive ones on the manlet wrists of those asian wannabeblack hiphop niggers though.
If you're not this you're fine. If you are, nothing said on here could help you. Ever.
mfw I'm waiting for a watch exactly like that.
You're in for a treat.
Threadly reminder that this thread has become pointless and predictable.
What's in store for you in THIS thread, you ask?
- Russian Watches
- Cheap chinese knockoffs
- Terrorist Watches
Have a nice day!
>it's a sapphire crystal quartz
>not GRORIOUS Nippon forded 6 mirrion times snowfrake
>no animu posters
>no waifu action figures
Shit week/10 back to Reddit
Panerai had two neat designs and has. been capitalizing on it in abject laziness and anti-customer attitude since
But I like the peacock one posted earlier, no clue who makes it though, and it seems like the guy who owns it, already left the thread.
Not the guy you posted to, though.
>This thread is about the appreciation of watches, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that is required to make a fine watch.
I don't see the problem in my statement.
Point me to where in the OP it's stated that it's a poorfag thread.
The imperial is ~$900. A bit more if you got the gold decorated balance/escape cocks.
Sinn quoted me €200 to get a custom inner bezel made with seconds indicated instead of a tachymetre which I'll never use. I might take them up on that soon.
Like this bezel in the 142 which is more useful.
i had that fat (pseudo rich) faggot in tears a few years ago.I got him so fucking depressed he went silent on hes channel for a couple of months.then he came back with a new channel,rather refreshed.
probably did a stint at graylands mental hosptial.
You know, that the fact that it's made in China doesn't make it bad, right?
The movement is an in-house movement made in Beijing Watch Factory, which is a highly respected factory which produces a lot of great pieces.
It's okay to not know this, as it's sort of an obscure brand anyway, but to simply call it "gook watch" is undermining it.
Well if I ever get a huge quantity of shekels again I'll buy a custom Sinn
Sounds based and pretty reasonable for the price when they're making it all in house in Germany for a single order
I love my 856 but if I get 4 or 5K I'll have to take them up on that
fancy watches and all how about something that, just werks, and never breaks, had my old one for 8 years still mint condition desu
Got my new pilot watch today (Archimede) The largest watch I've worn at 42mm.
Love the light weight, blued hands, overall fit and finish is impeccable. Very satisfied with my purchase.
If you wanted a camo gshock, someone did hydrodipped MultiScam® DW5600s for a while.
Why would you want a camo watch unless you're an autistic milsimmer though?
At least youre honest
If I wanted to be needlessly tacticool though I'd get a PVD Timex and put it on a multicam NATO strap, Crown and Buckle did a nice one. Or if I had to live up to my autism and have a mechanical watch on there it'd be something with a non screw down crown but with hacking seconds and 100 meter WR. Problem is most that would live up to that would be Bell and Ross dogshit
I'm getting this for my first analog watch ever (at least since the one that I had in Grade 2 that irritated my skin) with this strap.
Good choice? Or did I dun goof'd?
I'm also getting a secondary strap that is navy blue with a white stripe inside.
I think it was ehobbyasia or toysoldierhk that sold them, was like a year ago I saw it so they might be sold out.
Someone saying he was a Ranger sent a letter to Archie asking some shit. Should be easy to find.
If he wanted a B&R, I'd suggest a chink knockoff for like $25 rather than anything more expensive or god forbid, real. They only come in 46mm though.
I never understood this. All you need is a nice leather strap and a rubber strap for a Panerai?
I really like the base model with the sub seconds at 9 and I plan to buy it one day; but fuck these "panarisi" faggots.
In all honesty this is the best option
If someone told me I'd be getting as many compliments or more from an aliexpress dw than I am with my other watches I'd save quite a bit of money
Oh my friend trust me I'm not recommending B and R. Not by a long shot it's just expensive "Swiss" nonsense aimed at nouveau riche CODKIDDIES
I'm saying I'm an autist and if I had a watch that was tacticool, I'd have to put it on a multicam NATO meme strap. And if I went that far it would have to be mechanical/automatic. At which point I'd want PVD and 100 meter WR and hacking seconds and non screw down crown. At which point I'm sad because only Bell and Ross makes such watches. I wish more watches had good automatic movements and non screwdown crowns. And I say this as a Sinn and Damasko owner and lover
>buying watches for compliments
Jesus just buy a used Fossil or Michael Kors or Nixon (ofc all made by the same company) for $40 and save yourself the wait from China. Normies will eat it up harder, too.
I've been looking at getting a Celadon for a couple of months now, may order one in April and talk to them via email. Thinking about getting the night blue Yue Fei. Either that or i talk to them about getting the Imperial.
All but the movement they manufacture themselves anyway. Each time I've contacted them I've had a prompt reply. I was in touch before about ordering a leather strap, and I had it at my door about two days later. Great service.
Pics of 856? I was going to get a 756 chrono initially but preferred the more old-fashioned look of the 144.
I get what you're saying, the Yue Fei is really a second choice to the Imperial if am unable to get one, even though the hands look odd, I've always admired Celadon's attempts to do something different with their watches.
I gave my 36mil DW fake to my dad who likes it because he's the kind of guy that doesn't even set date wheels. This watch is the one people have noticed more than any other because it's such an odd design. A round circle with two hands isn't going to be noteworthy to most people.
I'm curious what the newer fakes with the blue hands and date wheel look like. The only photos the aliexpress stores have are taken from the DW site.
I'll get some pics of it with my DA44 Black this weekend; right now I'm at work and they're at home and I won't be going home for a few more days
It's a beauty though if you're still here in a few days I'll be sharing more pictures
Here's an old pic though. Its not on that strap anymore though I fell for the custom straps meme and found out it isn't worth it really.
How much was the strap? I'm in canuckistan and the freedom dollar is BTFOing ours. My Sinns original strap is nearing the end of its life and I'd like to buy a Sinn strap but with shipping tax and conversion it would cost me literally 160 dollars or more from Watchbuys.
I know about rhe movements, only Damasko, Glashutte Original and Nomos seem to be making their own movements for the mass market these days. And I'm very wary of the latter two as the Glashutte Originals are Literally charging you 10x the price for upgraded, decorated German Democratic Republic movements produced the recently whilst Nomos are just modified Peseux made in Glashutte.
Actually seriously privatization of Glashutte by Swatch worst day of my life, we will never have a reasonably priced made in Germany on German movements watxh again because of the everything made under communism is bad meme and Swatch got their filthy mountain Jew paws on the company.
Sure but you said you wanted praise from Normies. If you want shit praise you gotta buy shit
Well if they do wind up shipping it You're in lucj
They may not.thoufg as they're just a warehouse that buys overstock and resells so often they won't have shit in stock and you'll he waiting a while
If they do have it you'll save shekels at tje expense of 0 warranty or support, their "warranty" is a joke and any watch forum will tell you as much
I'm usually lurking these threads so I'll be around.
It was €75 for the strap and €25 shipping to Sweden. Not sure on what it'd be to you. I got a bead-blasted titanium buckle which was a nice touch since the casing is titanium too.
Memepic from a thread long ago with watches and mice.
What do you guys think? Would be first chronograph watch.
Any other chrono suggestions? Under 1000$
So was it customized for you? If it was custom work that's about the same cost as Watchbuys. Otherwise Watchbuys would be better. Still I don't mind paying a little extra for something that's my own
And man I love Sinn
Also how is living in the ultimate /pol/ ebin references nation? As bad as all that or...?
Steinhart as has been noted is OK but their shipping takes forever and very clearly they have large amounts of Chinese production. Still for less than a K I'd find it hard to get a Valjoux 7750 elsewhere
To be honest I'd save a bit more and get a used Sinn 356 for about 1250 or something along those lines
However as a former Steinhart owner I will say that the blue hands look very cheap imo compared to real heat blued ones, truly Parnis tier (which are pretty good for 100 petroshekels but bad for 300+)
No gooks allowed
Thx for info. Well Hamilton Xwind is less than a K but its gaudy as fuck. Maybe I can live with blued hands. Btw i already bought once from steiny, they are slow to post, took a week to send for me. Glad I got to return the PoS OVM v2 though. And v1 has mismatched lume so a 5517 homage dream is crushed.
The "chronissimo" kind which this Sinn one is can be got for about €35 I saw on eBay, but this one has Sinn stamps in the leather on the inside. Jag är inte svenska men jag jobber här.
They probably had a bunch of titanium ones around, just matched it up with the strap and sent it off. As regarding ebin /pol/ meems I live on an island off the coast so I'm pretty well-insulated from the raping and pillaging. Stockholm is basically Stockholmistan now.
Guess ill just get the steiny
Its 44mm WITHOUT the crown.
And its not design for it like a panerai is. That shit will be digging into the back of your hand all day.
When I said Alphas are the only wearable mechanical chronograph under 1K I meant it.
Go for that or a Sinn
That literally looks like a Timex Weekender. That has to be the cheapest looking Tissot of all the sad cheap looking Tissots I have seen. How can so many other brands give you watches that look fucking excellent and way better than their price range for like $300 and then for $500 Tissot will give you something that looks like you picked it up at Walmart? And yet people still eat that shit up.
Man Im gonna get the 47mm. Fuck the haters, but 44 looks small on a non manlet. Im 6 feet + and I lift. 40mm looks small on me even though I have baby 6.5 wrist (but its wide, but not thick)
Post specs and I will. It's honestly not worth googling.
Although right off the bat I can tell you that the seconds sub is disgusting. the sub at 6 is worthless and the case is just plain unfitting.
Have fun looking like a fucking clown. PAMs are the only acceptable >42mm watch. Even then they only wear well at 44mm, any bigger and they look bad too.
Youd never dare to say that to my face, and you wouldnt think that since 40mm wears small for me. Also its a pilots watch, its supposed to be big.
I wouldn't say that to your face because I don't go around criticizing other people for no reason, but I would certainly notice that you're wearing a fucking dinner plate on your wrist and that it looks dumb. But since you asked I will tell you that it looks dumb. But buy whatever you want, why are you trying to intimidate me into admitting that some fuckhuge watch would look good on you because you're so big and muscular and tough?
You can always build your own. A 7750 movement is $500 and you can spend whatever you want on the other stuff. I can post what tools are needed and how much it costs.
What's the WR rating on that case?
All I can find when I casually search for watch parts are cheap Chinese kits.
Myself I'd probably make a normal diver around a miyota 9015, seems pretty cost effective, though I'd probably want to make more than one watch to justify the cost of tools
Yeah nah, when my 36mm datejust style watch got called out looking like a toy watch by a girl (size), I expanded my range. And no intimidation, but due to my size it will look small. Thats just fact. But yes 40mm looks small on you 7 inch guy, if you have any mass at all. But most people dont care about watches...
Pretty rad, but I got such bad hands to place the hands so I would fuck it up. Always wanted to but I dont have the motor skills for that. I do crystals and casebacks etc small stuff but no whole watches due to that.
>when my 36mm datejust style watch got called out looking like a toy watch by a girl (size), I expanded my range.
>throws away his watch and gets a new one hoping to get approval from some whore
>asks /g/ for approval too and doesn't get it
>n-nobody cares about watches anyway
Just get the damn watch then. Look into Panerai too, you're pretty much exactly their target demographic.
The rating from manufacturer is 300m. It's on ofrei. Actual water resistance depends on how well you seal the back and screw-in crown/pushers. Greasing the gaskets would improve the resistance too. I've done some sink immersion tests (without movement inside just in case) on it but that's about it. I think that case cost around $120. There are really good german cases you can buy but they usually go around >280 euros or whatever they use in deutschland.
Sticking the hands to rodico and then placing them on the movement helps. It's a putty that sticks to things with just the right amount of adhesion.
Yep. Want to buy mine of me? Has a slight stain on the dial, it's overplayed in this shit photo
>mfw waiting for my new watch in the mail
Who else /smart watch/? I'm curious about the experiences with the other smart watches on the market as I want to start a smart watch collection.
Why would you want a smartwatch besides the apple watch? Why would you even want the apple watch in the first place? (Legitimate questions, no troll)
Do you use more than one kind of phone?
Nothing wrong with a visodate, literally only critique is they are a touch thick, although I own a orient dress watch of the same thickness amd it doesn't propose any problems
My problem isn't that it's thick, it's that it LOOKS very thick because it has ugly unrefined flat sides. Yeah if you put calipers on it you'll find that it's about the same thickness as anything else but it looks like a big fat bitch.
They carefully ticked all the boxes for what makes a plain "nice" watch but they forgot to actually make it elegant and refined and not boring. I hate to beat a dead SARB for the millionth time but I think it's a perfect counterpart to the Visodate, and notice how the case has some details and different finishes and curves which give it a little extra even though they're both simple plain average sized white dialed stick index 3-handers with (day-)date that nobody would ever look twice at on your wrist.
How long would one expect from aliexpress store to my postbox in the UK?
>mfw waiting for my watch for indeterminate length of time
>Has a slight stain on the dial
See kids? This is the kind of moron that drives up the prices on vintage watches fit only to be used as parts donors.
Enjoy your fucking shitstained dial, you moronic namefag.
Vostok Komandirskie with the 81 case
The contrast from my dogshit phone camera has made the water damage stain look much more severe then it is irl. Where do you live cunt? I'll come around to your house amd beat your dad up for raising a shit son
Some of the other smart watches out there work with the iPhone such as the moto 360 for instance. I got the Apple Watch because as much as I hate it I've become a Macfag over the years and I had been looking at getting a new watch for quite some time and decided to go with the Apple Watch because muh technology desu.
I like watches and I like tech and this really combines the two plus I have the added bonus of it constantly reminding me to get off my fat ass and do some exercise which as bad as it is has helped me lose quite a bit of weight since I got my first Apple Watch back when it launched. I'm still a fat fuck but not quite as bad as I was.
There he is. There he goes again. Look, everyone! He posted it once again! Isn't he just the funniest guy around?! Oh my God.
I can almost see your pathetic overweight frame glowing in the dark, lit by your computer screen which is the only source of light in your room, giggling like a like girl as you once again type your mfw waiting for watch reply up and fill in the captcha. Or maybe you don't even fill in the captcha. Maybe you're such a disgusting NEET that you actually paid for a 4chan pass, so you just choose the picture. Oh, and we all know the picture. The "epic" happy Akari, isn't it? I imagine you little shit laughing so hard as you click it that you drop your Doritos on the floor, but it's ok, your mother will clean it up in the morning. Oh, that's right. Did I fail to mention? You live with your mother. You are a fat fucking fuckup, she's probably so sick of you already. So sick of having to do everything for you all goddamn day, every day, for a grown man who spends all his time on 4chan posting about waiting for his watch. Just imagine this. She had you, and then she thought you were gonna be a scientist or an astronaut or something grand, and then you became a NEET. A pathetic Akari posting NEET. She probably cries herself to sleep everyday thinking about how bad it is and how she wishes she could just disappear. She can't even try to talk with you because all you say is ">mfw waiting for my new watch in the mail" You've become a parody of your own self. And that's all you are. A sad little man laughing in the dark by himself as he prepares to indulge in the same old post that he's done a million times now. And that's all you'll ever be.
I'd really like it if the AE1300 looked like this instead of having those shitty fake dials.
>When I said Alphas are the only wearable mechanical chronograph under 1K I meant it.
You would be mistaken.
If anyone gives a shit looks like Tisell is going to be offering GMT-Master clones
Wouldn't mind one if he has two-tone bezels option.s
Looking for a nice buckle leather strap for my Alpha II
Any recommendations? It's a 21mm
A week and a half to two weeks is average for shipping to UK I've found from Aliexpress. Although there have been some order's that took a month to arrive and one outlier which took 6 months for me.
>one outlier which took 6 months for me
I used to buy a lot of Chinese junk and had a few like that, where I'd put in a Paypal dispute, get a refund, and months later it would turn up anyway.
I found some 21mm straps on aliexpress
not sure about the quality though
I don't see a GMT version of the 9015 but I didn't look very hard. Might be substituted for one of the better Chinkshit movements
Springs don't care, no reason not to wear it.
Pebble a best
>works with almost all smartphones
>week-long "power reserve"
>physical buttons for sightless operation, or operation through clothing
>lightweight and comfy, especially on a NATO.
>it looks like a cereal box prize
Anyone know a cheap, reputable place to buy a SKX007 please?
One that ships internationally.
After my last watch broke, I got this Heinkel He111 watch. Pilot watch design from 1930's Germany but with quartz watchwork. The casing is aluminium, hands and numbers glow in the dark.
I love the simple design and how you can tell time at a quick glance.
I hardly ever use alarm timers or stopwatches, and I got a phone to do that.
for 50-100 USD / EUR, what kind of watch should I buy? I'd like to have it with the following things:
-good quality and material build
any opinios /wt/? this is my first time buying a "serious" watch for myself.
Are there even real watches in that price range?
I might be mistaken, but I think you either get a watch around 10 €/$ with a cheap standard china quartz clockwork, which isn't bad, or something above the 4,000 $/€ mark with handcrafted clockwork. The rest is just fancy design and higher markup with a 10$ quartz clockwork.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
of course you are right, I agree with you.
My old F-91W is dying, and that's why I'd like to buy something, which is not expensive, but not cheap; suitable for a 'commoner' in price, and is a basic in quality.
thanks for the tip anon, I appreciate your help!
The website is outdated, the Yue Fei does not look like that anymore. They've decided to change the design - the Yue Fei is also a diving watch.
I'm in a Facebook chat with the owner of Maison Celadon, and he frequently posts updates there - there's a ton of pictures of his ideas and such, but can't be bothered to post them all.
you can get a Seiko 5 for his price range, it's not going to be the greatest thing ever or hold any sort of value but it will be okay.
You don't need to spend 4000 dollars on a watch to get a nice one, but I wouldn't expect to get good resale value on most any midrange watch.
I can't tell if I love it or hate it. the dial is immensely better and it being a diver complete with timing bezel is icing on the cake.
Might go with my own strap or bracelet though
Meme answer, but they're a very popular babbies first watch for a reason. Bit of a stretch to call them elegant but there's a style for most tastes
Completely wrong. In the $300-$1000 range there are dozens of great mechanical watches that will look and feel great. Beyond that you start to hit diminishing returns but it's not my money.
Check out Vostok if you're interested in mechanicals. They're on the lower end of your budget, but they're really neat and there are a lot of different models to look through. Built like tanks too.
How much movement does an automatic need a day to keep ticking properly? My pops borrowed his ancient slava to me for a week or two, but I have a bunch of exams coming up so I'm mostly sitting, typing and writing stuff. some ten minutes ago I noticed that it lost about 40 minutes, so it's either broken, or it was lying without power for 40 minutes at one point.
I guess it's nominally useful for diving, but it's really just tradition at this point.
I love those proportions, the nice technical looking dial but plenty of bare steel.
it may need servicing. But movements vary on what kind and how much movement it takes to power them
my 7s26 gets a decent start from like just picking it up off the table, enough to set the time and put it on. It probably gets full charge within a few hours of really idle wearing.
Other movements might require much more movement to start or to keep charging
>When I said Alphas are the only wearable mechanical chronograph under 1K I meant it.
I disagree too.
Thoughts on Seiko SBDC003? My only concern that the 45mm diameter may be a tad too big for my 6.9" manlet wrist.
Pic sort of related.
for divers you have plenty of options.
You have Tisell stretching 200$ just about as far as it will go, with Seiko and Orient doing okay at that price range.
At 300$ or so you have a few microbrands like Obris Morgan and Bernhardt
Above that you have the higher end Orient and Seiko divers, as well as many other microbrands using Miyota and some ETA movements.
it's going to be hard to find a "real" swiss brand at that price range though, just some people using ETA movements and perhaps exploiting the Swiss Made laws
I'm jelly anon, nice piece. Does it have a stainless steel case like mine or is it chromed brass?
You won't believe me but I won it on an eBay auction for just 130€ shipped, the auction didn't have many bidders because the seller misspelled the name and he wasn't even sure what he was selling. Greatest bargain of my life.
Came with a really cool leather strap that I replaced because I ruined it with a grease stain while having lunch.
Poor G-Shock inventor guy. He probably isn't allowed to wear anything else but a G-Shock. He just wants to wear a nice analog on a leather.
>I'd love an Omega, but I'd be sweating like a Jew in an oven getting it serviced.
If you fell for the co-axial meme, sure.
So not worth the increased maintenance costs over their older, ETA derived 1120 calibre.
Of course. If you want a cheap no stress watch, a budget chrono etc it makes sense.
There was only a short window where luxury quartz was a thing before the mountain jews returned to muh mechanical heritage but there are many collectible models.
Oops. Man there are a lot of nice watches here, might come back for another if this sub turns out well.
>That's not a watch that'll last you a lifetime.
Alright, you're just a fucking idiot now. I assume you haven't seen a drawer full of working 80's plastic LCD watches.
It does. The original case was beat up badly so I replaced it with a NOS steel case instead. One lug hole was damaged. Not sure what happened to it in its previous life. It has the blued steel hands which is important, and an early 80s movement inside with the steel chronograph wheels. Inscription on the back is neat too, just someone's name.
Also nice one getting your 31659 for only €130.
I think this looks good, I just wish it were mechanical or electric.
Having a lil bit of fun with a junk 2234 movement i got for free.
It somewhat runs, but as the image name dictates it's a bit problematic.
This looks interesting. Is this a meme micro brand like Nomos?
You didn't answer my question.
Why do you care whether the movement is electric, mechanical or quartz?
Is it because you're a pretentious douchebag like the rest of the people in this thread, or do you have an actual reason?
How is Nomos a "meme micro brand"?
It's a well established brand in the heart of the German watchmaker town Glashütte, which also houses A. Lange und Söhne.
Hell, it basically houses every well known and respected German brand.
But it will last a lifetime, scratched if used a lot but all it needs is a new battery. "But the strap/bracelet" haven't had one break on me but you can put small NATOs or whatever on them anyway
The new Precisionist movement is actually really fucking good. Accurate, sweeping seconds, doesn't rape batteries. Pretty sure others in the range have been under $200 on special though, so paying $550 for muh moon man is a bit much.
They're pretty similar, both starting with ETA and moving towards making their own shit as ETA and the mountain jews cutting down on movements sales to gaijin.
Nomos isn't a microbrand.
Mircro brands all get their shit made in the same german/chinese factories and use generic "swiss" or citizen movements.
Nomos have true german movements and the only thing they don't make are cases which are swiss.
>They make some really nice watches and have an in house movement in some of their higher end watches.
Christopher Ward has in house movements?
Come back when you know what you're talking about.
>They're pretty similar, both starting with ETA
If you're referring to Nomos, they never used ETA but rather adapted movements from another swiss movement maker, at least at first. They now make and design their own shit.
They did use ETA.
>NOMOS is not endangered by this decision, for NOMOS Glashütte no longer uses ETA movements.
Taken straight from the FAQ on NOMOS website.
To be fair, it's not manufactured in house, but the design is apparently theirs. They source the parts from everywhere to assemble it.
Still better than overpriced Bremont shit and their "in-house" fuckery.
Maybe one day the Brits will have a proper watch industry again.
>muh JW Benson
It's only one of the most loved entry level divers on the internet m8. If you're looking for discussion search for SKX007, the more popular all negro model.
Pretty cool, metal band is total shit though.
>like the rest of the people in this thread
Maybe this thread isn't for you then. Try /fa/ or r/watches.
>Hell, it basically houses every well known and respected German brand.
Tell that to Stowa and Laco, which are from Baden-Württemberg or Sinn from Frankfurt am Main... fucking smartass.
Amazing back, it definitely adds some value imo.
Enjoy that cool Manskie, a frankenwatch it's quite a respectable piece if you've done it yourself and you have even improved it since the older versions come in chromes brass.
>I love how Swiss brands replace one part of an ETA and then claim it's an in house designed movement.
I don't think any have flat out claimed that, but they usually just omit mention of it entirely and call it their "1234abcd caliber" and leave it at that, after all, most consumers don't give a shit.
>Tell that to Stowa and Laco
>stowa and laco
Maybe in chingchong province of china where they are made, but these two are about as german as a syrian immigrant.
I'll give you that. At least it's well known.
>Stowa and Laco
>these two are about as german as a syrian immigrant.
top kek, you serious kid?
Stowa's cases, dial and hands too probs are chinese. Seller caused some ruckus when he wouldn't come clean as to their real origin, but they're not swiss, nor german.
Also, "swiss" movements (that aren't swiss) so the only thing about them are their vague flieger stylings.
It should have just been a 1:1 replica of the actual moonwatch. I guess since it was a one-off they might not have that old mechanical chrono movement anymore.
these citizen divers are pretty sexy
I'm considering a quartz diver at the moment, really hard to decide if I should pay more for eco-drive or just go for the cheap Casio MDV-106 or something like that. the bracelet would surely be better (actually usable) on these, but I'm 99% sure its going on a zulu either way
I'd like to get the source on that for Stowa
Interested because I like their designs especially their TESTAF and if it isnt made In durowa im mad
Damasko is in fact made by the family at their factory, which is open to the public
Also Laco isn't that we'll respected but they do claim their cases are made (not finished) in Pforzheim in Germany.
There's also Tourby which is overpriced but their cases are, in fact, made in Hagen in Westfalen
Also we bend the stick here in /g/ too much. Swiss movements have Chinese parts. This is a certainty. But for certain a lot of the actual manufacturing, not just finishing, happens in Switzerland, especially for ETA whose Grenchen factory is a big employer. I agree it's dishonest marketing because it isn't 100% made In Switzerland but the idea they're just selling refinished Parnis movements is ridiculous.
Because it's a bitch to set quickly with the crown screwed down. In my line of work that's often a deal breaker
Except their movements are Made in Germany Peseux
Sure nice finish and decoration but it's not an original design, it's the exact same old mechanical.movement with some improvements. Hence why their date models have no quickset whatsoever, and on a $3K watch that's BS
Sad to say but only the most high end Nomos, Glashutte Original and Lange are making true made and designed in Germany movements. Which is BS for Glashutte because as I noted earlier it's a 10x markup for East German inherited designs with some upgrades and decoration. Literally a shekeling
Awesome and massively mod-able. You will want to swap the bracelet though as the standard one is shit tier.
Here's mine on a super oyster with a red bezel.
>muh grand Seiko meme
They're good but can't be serviced over time and also have a huge range of prices
At 2K a Nomos is good as any GS and that's still.considering tje Nomos basic calibre is an upgraded made in Glashutte Peseux 7001
The actual quality however is far.superior to anything Swiss for 2K. At 2K Swiss watches are complete dogshit, sadly, with perhaps the exception of certain Tudors which still use sourced ETA and not made in house calibres
What about Frédérique Constant?
>wah you're a kraut
Except I'll also admit a lot of German watches or watches labelled Made in Germany are total dogshit, and not just in the ebin mene sense but because they're using largely Chinese parts and a Swiss movement and using their label to sell it for 2K. Brands like Sinn and Damasko are a happy exception to this
And note I also criticized the Nomos movements and stand by it. They're selling upgraded and decorated movements which are and were very basic workhorse manuals which show their age especially in regard to lacking a quickset date
Thank you, again buying New Swiss suffers from the Swatch syndrome
They rely on the ignorance of the prestige minded consumer to sell watches
Even better brands like Oris are still guilty of.this and still vastly overpriced
>for 20 years
And they discontinue models and movements all.the.time for.little reason
They're good watches but if you want to pass it.onto your son or loved ones or resell it the value, especially at that 20 year mark, is going to plummet
In addition you'll have to send the watch back.to Japan, probably for months, to get it serviced and as parts get rarer the service gets pricier
Note that I accept you could get a great high accuracy quartz at that price which will be much cheaper to service, but it's quartz. I'm an autist and want mechanical and.like >>52544666 aka Satan noted the GS at that price are uglier
Please note I also think Nomos is a meme and many of their customers are the insufferable bespectacled hipster WIS of WUS and Reddit who want muh prestige while being trendily untrendy but that doesn't stop that their product is superior to many others
I'll stand by my statement that of you want quality European made watches you need second hand, either vintage Swiss or some of.the more palatable East German designs and movements
At 2500 theyre a good choice because their actual manufacture is open to the public and obviously Swiss. Also a family company which is nice.
>shilling for Omega
Yay 3500 for a made in China bracelet and modified ETA movement. Ebin, simply ebin.
Also Nomos is only slow if it isnt in stock. If they're in stock it's free courier and to a place like Canada usually next 2 business days
Moreover their Ludwig is 2500 canuckistan dollars shipped and taxes in from Glashutte aka 1900 freedom dollars, so your argument is moot.
>Seiko will keep parts for a movement 20 years after it's been discontinued.
Don't take what shillfags on WUS say as fact. The official literature still states 10 years.
Which is ridiculous.
>And they discontinue models and movements all.the.time for.little reason
Do they? Last I checked a lot of their watches still use the 7S which is 20 years old. The SARBs use a 10 year old movement too. The 9F movements still used in the quartz grand seikos was introduced in 1993.
Not that guy, but they have some nice designs, and the ingenuity to make some of their own shit but they are mostly generic and uninspired.
I look at a FC and can't think of a signature look or model, and their frequent use of gold plating is abhorrent.
Still, kudos to them for some in-housery and generally being honest about what they are.
Either the spring drive or hi-beat 9s86 calibre is better than their "in-house" movement which is very likely a slightly modified Swiss ETA.
This is also true. Derivative design
Then again Nomos and the Bauhaus meme is all plagiarized from a single Lange watch from 1924, so.... Still they made their own designs like the Metro and FC has not
>movements from affordable watches
They cancel.in Grand Seiko and many of their midranges. You're essentialy arguing they haven't discontinued their 2824 when we aren't talking about production movements but haute horlogerie ones
I don't know what exactly that guy was talking about, but the 10 year thing is not just movement parts, but also dials, hands, indicies cases and bracelets etc.
That also has a 10 year post-discontinuation lifespan.
Functionally they may not make a difference, but there really are so few GS's out there compared to everything else that it will (one day) be an issue.
Whether it's and issue that would affect you personally at some point cannot be said, but it's the idea that's troubling.
GS models are changed up and the current lineup is different from what it was say, 5 years ago.
There is no constancy, and thus no permanence - at least in comparison with most swiss stuff in the same calibre.
Stop shilling, Kenji
Those movements are from watches much more expensive than your standard Nomos
More importantly you're being a retard. I don't even like Nomos that much but it takes 2 seconds to find out their movements made at their factory.in Glashutte and finished there as well.
Lastly the Seikos will be serviceable for a much shorter period because of the discontinuation policy
If it's not in official writing, it's meaningless. Well, it's meaningless anyway since it's pretty easy to wax on about the far future when nothing is really at stake. I would look for official seiko wording on their GS parts availability. I don't believe it has changed, despite the outcry.
>movement which is very likely a slightly modified Swiss ETA.
>confirmed for knowing absolutely nothing about a brand he irrationally rages against on a mongolian fingerpainting trading post
what's it like having autism?
The new SS bezel with the Seiko insert on my 090916m looks awesome.
It also covers the vertically cut crystal unlike the original thin bezel.
Time for a collection pic.
The gook stand and the slav box.
Plans for now:
>New case for Amphibia
>New Raketa 2609 instead of semi-dead 2627
As far as new watches go, nothing is certain except more will come.