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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:
https://youtu.be/508-rmdY4jQ

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First for cheapo collection.

Also r8?
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>>52637376
I think it's better to save up money for a good watch for each occasion (daily/sports/dress) than to buy several similar, cheap ones.
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Is it possible that wearing a wristwatch causes pain in my left forearm/wrist? It's not even heavy or anything, so I'm a bit confused
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This just came today,

Stock image I'm afraid

So pumped, looks gorgeous.
Not a fan of the strap clasp
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>>52637406
I only did that so I could contribute to these threads and feel like my life is worth something
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>>52637376
>slav Seiko 5, kinda unique
>nice looking and practical
>oh shit nigger what are you doing?
>needs a proper diver strap / why didn't you put the pepsi bezel on that?
>put the bracelet back on you faggot, or get a nato
>less tasteless watch/strap combo in the collection
>meh and obsolete
>again, strap
3/10, you really blew it with the straps.
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>>52637455
>/g/'s brutally honest confession
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>>52637230
You need to work on your taste.
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>>52637438
How is the strap itself?
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>>52637438
I'm kinda sick of seeing this watch, this and that fliegeresque seiko 5.
It's been on massdrop like a million times in the past year.
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>>52637460
Need to take an update pic once i get the LM special and the new Raketa.

>slav Seiko 5, kinda unique
Comes with handwinding, and up for sale soon
>nice looking and practical
Selling it.
>oh shit nigger what are you doing?
Going full nigger on it
>needs a proper diver strap / why didn't you put the pepsi bezel on that?
Picking up the new 090 case for it tomorrow, not a lot of decent 18mm straps i'm afraid.
>put the bracelet back on you faggot, or get a nato
No bracelet for it i'm afraid, plus it looks better on leather.
>less tasteless watch/strap combo in the collection
Yup
>meh and obsolete
Really nigga?
>again, strap
On a black nato for now.

>>52637455
Buy a Vostok and make a real contribution to the thread.
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>>52637407
What kind of a pain is it and have you only just recently started to wear watches? Maybe you're not use to wearing something on your wrist. Only other thing i can think of os the strap is irritating you or something, more details and i may be able to comprehend whats wrong.
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>>52637603
I've started wearing this watch a few months ago, I don't know if that is enough time to get used to it or not. It's not the strap as far as I can tell as it's not very tight nor does it rub or do anything to my skin, the pain is more from the inside and I only feel it when turning around my wrist a bit.

I'll just wear it on my right wrist for a few weeks now, maybe it'll stop hurting then. Might be tendinosis or something related as well though as I've started working out a few weeks ago.
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>>52637701
Stop wanking. Problem solved.
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>>52637529
Very good just my wrist is quite big so the clasp happens then straight away it's like the end of the strap . looks ridiculous
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>>52637741
So you're saying the strap is too short? The clasp isn't the problem then.

Also, is it a deployant clasp, or a tang and buckle?
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>>52637376
Nice cheapo collection, you probably know me already from these threads. I'm the guys with the 2 3133 chronographs and some other cheap Slavshit.
I have two new ruskies incoming, a Raketa 24h I posted on the previous thread and a day-date Slava, pic related.
How does it compare to your Raketa? Do they both have the same movement maybe? I wonder why you want to get rid of it, it's a really cool piece.
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>>52637406
No. You are never satisfied with one watch, you will always want more. I tought the same after buying my first mechanical watch for almost 600€, now i have 3 mechanical watches, and 4 quartz watches.

Also
Expensive=/= good
There is much more than just the price when it comes to watches. The pleb consumer only sees the price and brand. Somebody who really likes watches cares about other things.

>>52637455
Get your feels together mate, your watches are fine, stop being jewed by media and marketing.
I got more positive feedback on my casio mq 24 than on my 600€ zeppelin.
Just an example tho. I love wearing both, not a price whore.
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>>52637406
This is exactly what I have planned to do.
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>>52637959
>Expensive=/=good

But often good = expensive. But this is of course a matter of taste. Rarely do I find any of the watches posted here appealing.
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>>52638052
Post watches you find appealing then
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>>52637950
Pretty sure both have the 2427 movements, solid movement overall but i don't wear it often and the lack of quickset is annoying. And it's rather thick with a weird case shape, even the 420 Amphibia feels more natural.

I'm getting a really nice Raketa 2609 which ticks all the boxes right, dagger hands, no date and better case design.I've been eyeing for one like this for a while, and I got a couple of replacement crowns that will fit it a lot better then the current one.
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>>52638052
Sometimes yes, build quality wise. But it is hard to tell apart, at least for me. I have expensive and also cheap watches, and sometimes struggle to see which are clearly better considering the price difference.

I mean, my 80€ dugena quartz divers case and dial are not worse than my 400€ junkers.
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>>52637701
I don't see any reason for the watch to be at fault then, wear it on the other side for a week or so, of the pain doesn't stop, go get it checked out. But as far as i know it's nothing to do with the watch.

How long has the pain lasted and does your job or anything you've done lately required you to put stress on your left arm? Hell for all i know you slept on it oddly. Like i said, best bet/advice is if the pain doesn't go in a week whilst you wear your watch on the right wrist, go see a doctor to make sure its nothing serious.

Also tfw your the only caring person on 4chan
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>>52637959
>>52638171
>Can't tell the difference in quality between his cheap and expensive watches.
>Zeppelin
>Junkers

Story checks out :^)
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>>52637460
>obsolete
>hating a watch because it's last years model

>>>/fa/
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>>52638825
Oh, sorry that i am not owning a patek.

Care to post your watches then?
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R8 my list of watches i plan to buy within the next year or two (I'll buy them when i can afford them)

Maison Celadon - Imperial
Seiko - Alpinist
Sea-Gull - 1963
Orient - Ray
Vostok - Amphibia
Vostok - Komandirskie
Beijing Watch Factory - Mount Everest
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>>52639127
Great
Meme but decent
Meme but good
Meme and shit
Meme but great x2
Mount Everest best choice on list and largely original also of good quality
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>>52639127
Good that you got rid of that ugly ass looking cock from the other list.

I'd start with either the Ray or one of the Vostoks first.

>>52639202
>ray
>shit

you wot
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>>52638825
Anon? So where are you, i am waiting for your watches. I mean, yeah, my zeppelin and junkers are dogshit, but where are your watches then? Post them, you little cocksucker.
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>>52639240
Agree. I was hoping to get either the Alpinist this year along with the Celadon, then the Sea-Gull, than either the Orient or Mount Everest. Meanwhile saving i was hoping I'd have the spare $40 to get one of the Vostok's.

Only issue is am not sure where to go once i complete this current list, so am free to take advice, i guess i could always get a Casio but am not a big fan of quartz movements. Any advice?

Also every watch i get i promise I'll unbox for the first time in thread.
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>>52639334
You'll have a year or two to collect, and your taste and preferences might change during that time. I know mine did.

You might even buy vintages ones.
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>>52639264

Stay mad that someone pointed out that you were comparing chink made "german" garbage to cheap watches and being surprised that there was no notable difference in quality :^)
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>>52639386
Tbh in the future (when I'm more financially stable and where i don't have to save for months like i am atm) i was planning on trying to get some vintage Omegas but i haven't put too much plan into yet.

At this moment in time am really loving high/mid tier Japanese and Chinese watched hence my love for Celadon. But hopefully in the future I'll move towards feeding the mountainjew, hell my first watch was the Hamilton Khaki afterall.
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>>52639550
>Feeding the mountain jew

That's why you go for vintages Omegas or other pre-Richmont and pre-Swatch takeover vintage Swiss brands.
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>>52639590
I see what you're getting at anon, and I'd love to get into that in the future. But for now while am still considerably new to watch collecting I'll stick to the watches straight from the supplier. Once am more experienced I'll start looking for vintage, then i have less of a chance of getting some shitty fake and getting ripped off on an Omega that looks like it's been through hell and back.
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>>52639671
I'm in the same boat as far as vintage swiss goes.

Though vintages slav watches are my specialty, go buy a Vostok and enjoy it.

Now it's 1am and i'm piss tired, so gn.
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>>52639718
Night anon and thanks for the advice. Hopefully I'll cya soon on /wt/.
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>>52637376
>mostly filled with cheap divers

Why?
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>>52639482
>someone

Funny how you pretend that you are not the same guy who wrote it.
No, i am not mad, just curious. What watches do you own, i mean, you are here on a watch forum. Where are your watches bitch boy?
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What diver would go with a speedmaster? Planet ocean?
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I kinda want to get a handwind watch just to have one. Any suggestions? Something simple, and not expensive. Everyday sort of watch.
>inb4 handwind watches are wrist fedoras
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>>52639846
Vintage seamaster 300.
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>>52640028
Vintage anything
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>>52640028
Parnis panerai homage. Has a genuine decorated swan neck hand wind movement.
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>>52640087
How's Fortis? I see a bunch of them. And what's up with all the indian sellers? Jesus.
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>>52640028
Vostok Komandirskie.
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>>52640144
Man, those are really cool.
Thanks anon!
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>>52640114
I have ordered 3 watches from India, and they all broke within days. They "repair" watches and resell them.
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>>52640079
Borealsi Estoril 300m is looking like a option, but it has no bracelet, which honestly, is disgrace.
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>>52640356
Could probably throw a super engineer on it at least.
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>>52640370
Nah, has to have matching endlinks. I don't know why they would do that since people do pay extra for bracelets...
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>>52640144
Well, just bought one. Pretty cheap too. but I guess that's because the ruble is worth nothing. Like with steam games.
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>>52639846
What does it mean to 'go with?' It's not like you'll wear them both at once.
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>>52640864
Well a diver and a chrono is completely different, one can't be worn the beach, one can't be worn to the moon :^)
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>>52640941
except le man on le moon would be completely fine for the beach
if you want to cover a wider range of situations, buy a dress watch
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Made a minute loop with the chronograph running.

You can see in the last few moments before a minute has elapsed on the chronograph seconds that the minute hand moves one graduation.
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>>52641371
Youd never know this was an very expensive watch. Same goes for the speedy though...
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>>52641058
Yeah, if youre not WIS it would be. But also 50m resistance means you have to take it off for swimming... Probably going with the Borealis since I guess my speedy bracelet could fit if its an good of an copy of omega case
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>>52641433
The intricate dial makes it look more expensive than the speedy, imo.

>>52641371
Got any pics of the movement now?
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>>52641462
Nah mate, you couldnt see a difference if that shit was stamped, no offence but tbqh it looks like an expensive fossil and even the name has less weight in nornies mouth than fossil...
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Which watches I own has nothing to do with POINtec's outsourced watches being less German than Stowas and one should not be surprised that they done comprehensively outclass ~$100 watches.

If you want to spend $500 USD equivalent and get something that will shit all over a $100 USD equivalent watch you would be limited to choosing from Seiko or a few micro-brands that offer exceptional values.
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>>52641462
The sun is down now, I could maybe do images of the movement in artificial light tonight.
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>>52639846

I'd suggest a circumcised dick in your mouth, but you already have one of those :^)
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>>52641641
He posted it again! Why do you even care so much? I was just asking for suggestions. Might as well just get the PO then for fucks sake.
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Left or right?
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>>52641641
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>>52641708
>filename
>not Sophie's Choice
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>>52641371
Again, how is that not a Fossil?
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>>52641760
The difference is the fossil looks like shit, and has a cheap movement in it.
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>>52641760
I guess my joke about it looking like a Fossil stuck...

This is now a Fossil thread, post your dogshit here.
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>>52641795
Ironically that's one of your strongest shots
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>>52641371
If you wanted something ugly squandering a perfectly good Seiko 6S movement, why didn't you just buy a TAG?
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>>52641795
Sorry didnt even see that you have made such a comment, its just what comes into mind. Sorry Nine but gotta be honest with senpai
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>>52641876
Funny how I seem to get better photos out of watches I like the least.

I need some new stuff to shoot, anybody want to volunteer to mail me a cool watch? I may even return it eventually if I decide not to keep it.
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>>52641760
That's a fake chrono. Mine is a real chrono. That comes on a 3 dollar piece of white 'leather,' mine came on a 316L stainless steel bracelet with alternating brushed and polished surfaces.

Really at best what you're suggesting is that it is the watch fossil would make if they could manage to make higher quality watches.
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>>52641780
How does it not equally look like shit? The perimeter of the dial has the disgusting cutouts that looks like these shitty skeleton watches, and the textures are gaudy as well. Not to mention the poor printing in the closeups in the last thread. I found pictures of the blue model, and even that looks quite a bit better than this white one.

It's frankly hilarious, you Google "Credor" and every single one looks far better than his. Did he shop the bargain bin just so he could say he had one?
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>>52641877
I prefer to get my Seiko movements in Seiko watches, personally. Also that's 43mm
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>>52641708
As much as i love the dark blue, I'd pick the white, it looks amazing with blue hands. You going to get one anon?
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>>52642013
Definitely considering it. Getting the new series in white with blued hands + blued indices would cost more than the blue dial though.
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>>52641948
You really bring truth to the whole wrist fedora meme. I hope you're proud.

>"B-but it was expensive!"
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>>52642052
True, but with watches, and especially with the Imperial series, just get what you want because if there's any watch thats going to make you feel great whilst wearing it, its the looks of an Imperial.
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>>52642087
Oh please.
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>>52642205
>But muh materials!
>Muh finishing!

If you're spending that much why not get something that looks good AND is well made?
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>>52641459
Hmm? Aren't speedmasters 100m? Which would be absolutely suitable for swimming.

Though might just depend on the model.
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>>52642239
All I'm able to tell you is that if the only thing separating something like the fossils you're posting and nice watches like a datejust or RO extra-thin is basic dial layout then I really don't have an answer to your questions.

>>52642337
General rule is don't swim with a chrono, unless the pushers also screw down.
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>>52642087
>nice credor! Wear it in good health
:^)
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>>52642354
Where did I mention Rolex or Audemars Piguet? I'm calling out your Credor. Again, if you're buying something well made why not get something that looks good and unique too? Why is that so hard to answer?
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>>52642432
I wouldn't have compared the fossil to the credor because you said it is a fossil. That wouldn't have served my point very well.
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>>52642455
You're still not answering my question. Why so flabbergasted?
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>>52642480
I'm not flabbergasted, but when you can't tell the difference between a fossil pretending to be a chrono, a fossil using a subdial for the chrono seconds hand, and my watch, I'm just not the man to explain everything to you. Nor am I the man who explain things to you is if all you can see when looking at the watch is the dial. That's simply more /fa/ territory posting than I'm able to help you with.
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>>52642539
>Why not get something that looks good and unique too?
>"It's not a Fossil!"
I'm still waiting.
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>>52637351
My Tag 1500. It may be a quartz but I'm quite fond of it.
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Post pseudo-useful complications
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>>52641371
Supreme
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>>52643123
How does that even work?
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>mfw waiting for my new watch in the mail
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>>52643546
Wtf even panerais pocketwatches are 2big4u. Why couldnt they just make on in their current lineups style? Also who is the retard wearing it?
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>>52643546
kek
>tfw I like the PAM0111 but don't want to give Panerai my shekels
>tfw want a speedy but don't want to give swatch my shekels
Watches are the worst hobby
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>>52643693
>yfw just got a speedy coming in the mail
>yfw rocking this fantastic homage
Really a lot of bang for your buck. The decoration is neat too. But solid like a fukken tank.
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>>52643693
Get a jackstontse / Getat then, or even a rep, the Panerai (and IWC) ones are nearly indistinguishible from genunine ones. Richemont quality people.
No fix for the speedy though.
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>can't find perfect watch for under $300
rustled
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>>52643915
Tissell literally is a perfect watch under 1000$ I would also have it but alas I already own the real thing...
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>>52643915
What's perfect for you anon?
This is perfect for someone else.
A bit more than $300 though.
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>>52643960
Closest to perfect has been Hamilton Khaki Field. Readable, mechanical, simple, date, wearable every day. Over budget in syrup dollars though.
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>>52643796
>Not getting a Marina Militare model
>>52643810
Homages are nice and all now when I'm a poorfag, but later on when I can hopefully afford it I want to be wearing a real deal watch.
Sadly I just can't stomach giving money to these cunts
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>>52643945
>Tiss ell
>N ot Ev en onc e :^)
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>>52644059
SARBs are better honestly
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>>52644059
Considered a modded Seiko 5?
There's more relevant dials and hands than this one - everything that works on an SKX works on a 5 too.
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>>52644169
Customizability is tempting. Is there a way to have someone else do the modding? I don't have the tools or experience.
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>>52644074
Why do you have to keep posting that shit?
I have more posts on typophile than WUS
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>>52644191
You can buy this model straight from Harold (Yobokies), just email him.
Otherwise you can ask someone on WUS or probably even in these threads to do it for you.
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>>52637407

When I first got my steinhart it was pretty damn uncomfortable. I had to find the right number of links and their placement on either side because the clasp is kind of awkwardly curved.
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I've always preferred a leather band to a bracelet but the longer I wear this the more I like the bracelet. Opinions?
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>>52644321

Bracelets on watches that suit it, same for straps.
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Who collect retro digital watches here?
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>>52639240
The ray is shit, but I've already outlined my reasons for thinking so to >>52639127.

I'm gonna re-lume the pearl, polish it up and hopefully sell it on despite the day/date border being slightly fucked in the right light.
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>>52644469
>outlined reasons
Where?
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>>52644321
The bracelet goes well with that watch. I wish Damasko made a damest coated version of their bracelet for mine, no luck yet though.
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>>52644720
earlier thread.
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I just wear one of these. Can't wear anything else anymore after I learned of this "genre".
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Testing my new nylon strap on my beater watch before I put it on my seiko diver
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>>52644852
Well some of us may have missed it.

I personally don't like the Ray for the following reasons.

>mineral crystal
>day/date
>day pusher
>cheap bracelet
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>>52645087
yes but there are rebecca black archives.
The bezel is also ugly and unreplacable, and the lume pip is just a blob of lume without protection. The bezel is rarely aligned and requires a file to set correctly. The date window easily falls out. That pusher is horrific because it unscrews of its own accord (metal on metal), the rubber strap is terrible and it's an automatic only watch.

It has good lume and is better than the mako. I can't believe it's as popular as it is.
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>>52644126
Completely different styles that cannot be compared.
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>>52641708
Where can i find that brand? that blue one is nice
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>>52645180
>rebecca black archives
So when did the installgentoo archives go down? That had older posts in it
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>>52645462
A long time ago? I don't know, I've only ever used rebecca black
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>>52645479
No way, it was up only a couple months ago.
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>>52645485
no idea. They must have been running parallel then because I've used rebecca black for years
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>>52645368

http://www.maisonceladon.com/how-to-order.html

About $900.
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>>52645506
Running in parallel for a least a few years it looks like, Rebbecca black looks like it came up like late 2011, but I don't remember it from back then I don't think. It may have pulled some of installgentoo's archive when it came up, but then I would wonder why it wouldn't just pull it all
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>>52645604
https://archive.org/details/installgentoo-net
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>>52645604
It was named when everyone thought rebecca black was hilarious so whenever that was.
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>>52637376
cyka/blat

you could have gotten a sarb instead of all those not-sarbs

>>52643606
probably same way a thermostat works, combination of two alloys that expand/contract depending on the temperature and cause the hand to move
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>>52639845
Samefag or not he's right.
There's little difference between those because they were made the same way, probably in the same factory in guangzhou. The only difference is the price you paid for each.
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>>52640782
You know it makes sense. Which dial did you get?

I've got a Paratrooper on the way myself.
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>>52644885
Interesting, as everyone shits on skeleton watches.
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>>52644885
>>52646525

>fashion-brand watch with $10 chink internals
>is a skeleton watch to boot

pls no
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>visiting local shop to check out rolex and tudor live
>been a little sick
>get a long well with the sales dude
>chatting about whats new in horology etc (tudor inhouse movement), really cool older dude
>shows me a lot of nice pieces
>I have to be on my way but still ask price for the explorer 1 since its pretty versatile
>he is looking in his booklet
>feel a ginormous crusty booger in my nostril
>THIS KILLS THE RESPECT OF HOROLOGY DUDE
>casually drops out on the floor
>you could have never missed it if you were looking at me, it was a huuuuuge phucka
>oh god
>luckily dude is turned around looking at the booklet
>tell him I have to leave
>get the fancy rolex book and fancy tudor catalogue
>t-thanks
>I do a 360 and walk out the door
Dunno if anybody else saw, but I can never return...
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>>52647774
Is that you, Ronnie?
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Just got this Slava day-date in the mail, pls r8.
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>>52647813
Oh god lol. But none of my aquintances are into horology dont worry nine.
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>>52647774
>feel gassy
>pass in front of Panerai, Blancpain, Rolex and Jaeger LeCoultre booths
>release a continuous stream of methane as I walk towards the Seiko booth

Feels good mane.
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>>52641371
that watch looks like shit but it looks like it's gonna age even worse, nice taste 9gag.
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>>52647919
Age?
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>>52647936
English is not my first language, not even my second one but I will try to express it better:
Your Credor has that fashion watch look that is not timeless at all, in a few years it will look even worse than today.
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>>52647979
Ah, it's fine.
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>>52647994
You've been copping heat for your watch. Can you post a photo of it, I can't view webms on my iPad, only saw it briefly last thread when I was quite tired. I'm talking a decent picture of of the face and maybe one from afar, and how's the bracelet on it
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>>52648022
Here you go mate, look at that dial, so intricate!
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>>52641795
I also think it looks like a fossil
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>>52637569
What is that "slav Seiko 5" (the one on the far left on the image in >>52637376 )? How much do they go for usually?
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Is the Tissot Visodate any good? I know it's in the poorfag guide but people here seems to dislike the Swiss.
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>>52648039
Top banter

>>52648077
Best watch tissot make. It might be a touch thick for some people's tastes, it isn't even that thick desu. People here don't like some Swiss brands because they are deceptive, they use a very loose defintion of "Swiss made" to sell you a watch manafactued in China, most of these are still decent quality, however the price isn't justified, if you stick to the visodate from tissot you will be getting a good watch for a good price
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>>52648022
Bracelet is fine. Alternating brushed and polished surfaces on it, but it's hard to tell it in photos because the brushing on any of the surfaces is not very deep. Link undersides are flat but are short so still comfortable. Uses pins, no taper, same clasp as GS. So pretty nice, but downgrade from GS overall.

I don't have an image of it from afar at the moment. And the images of the movement came out like shit under artificial light, so I'll try that tomorrow during the day.
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>>52648065
That's a Raketa 2627.H, they're nice movements overall. Automatics with handwinding.

And i'm selling mine as well, more or less for 35~40euros.
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>>52648104
how much did this cost?
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>>52648127
This looks like dogshit though.
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>>52648127
They make acceptable chronos...
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>>52648104
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>>52648149
Must be hard for you
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>>52648137
Comes with a bubbled crystal? that's kinda cool
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>>52648104
Cheers m8 exactly the photo I was after. I'm hoping you aren't letting people on the Internet influence your life in terms of watches too much, after giving a closer look to the intricacy of the dial I like it a lot more then I first did. I think it's a half decent attempt at a modern looking chronograph, but for me personally a speedmaster professional would be the only chronograph I would own, you said before you owned a speedy, why did you sell it?
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>>52648077
>but people here seems to dislike the Swiss.
People dislike the swiss ripoff.
These lower end brands aren't exactly swiss, but if you like the styling and watch as whole and are happy with the price then go ahead.

If you want to be more careful with money then you'll do your research to see what else is available for the price you are willing to spend.

For lower end "swiss" you could also consider Mido, Certina and Hamilton.
Go greymarket for best prices.
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chronoswiss

chronograph-skeleton
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>>52648203
Quality and feel wasn't up to what I wanted for a watch of that price. I had posted about it a little here when I had it.

At this point if I bought a speedmaster, it would be a pre-moonwatch, ST105 omega, for the rarity of the piece.
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>>52648236
Hahahahaha. Youre on your A game tonight. Play nice but, don't want this guy to up and leave to another forum, he has decent watches and knows a thing or two
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https://youtu.be/qCBLFZvPu4w
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>>52648249
I can see where you're getting at, moon watches are a touch pricey, a reduced is reasonably priced, quite reasonably on the second hand market, but I really don't like the sub dial spacing on them. Not seeing eye to eye with you on the Earlier model, need to get a MAN ON THE MOON FUCKER, of you are into horology and science (myself) a vintage moon watch is very appealing
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>>52648272
>Not seeing eye to eye with you on the Earlier model, need to get a MAN ON THE MOON FUCKER
You're going to have to read up on speedmaster history and terminology, while the ST105 is a 'pre-moon' speedmaster, but it's actually the one that went to the moon.
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>>52648292
Though you were referring to the fugly looking one that most certainly didn't go to the moon, my bad. I don't know reference number for watches and I never will
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>>52648327
>and I never will
Yeah, you say that now. But someday you'll know all the reference numbers of the watches you have, and even more so for the ones you want. As well as lots of others.
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>>52648371
Nah, better things to keep in stored up in the limited space in my brain. I've got a whole bunch of facts that may have to take a hit if I start remembering reference numbers

Living in such a resource filled epoch with the internet and such I can get away with no remembering them


>tfw I will never own a snowflake
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So /wt/s obsession over early analog quartz kinda died down, how long before early LCD becomes a meme? I'd be one of the cool kids getting on the bandwagon early, since I got one of these laying around from around 1977.
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>>52648396
And then you'll get like a 311.30 (current moonwatch) and your friend will have a 3750, and someone will bring up the older non-premoon speedmasters that use the 861 instead of the 1861 movement, and about how the speedmaster gained a jewel a couple years before the switchover in 1996 (that puts the speedmaster at 18 jewels.) And you'll probably be interested because it's about the watch you like and then you'll start to remember it.
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Can you settle this ubiquitous watch decision /wt/

Blue dials or Black dials?
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>>52648636
Some look better in blue, some in black.
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>>52648636
Seamaster: blue
Planet ocean: black
Submariner: 24k karat gold phuckkkkaaaa!!
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>>52648636
Blue is the last wavelength to be filtered out at depth when you're diving (red being the first) which is why a blue face is easier to read below about 20m. Which is (one of the reasons) why they make blue faced diving watches.

Anyway, this is mine.
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>>52648925
Sounds like horseshit. Why do they make bright/neon colored diving gear then including all those orange dive watches?
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>>52648968
The bright coloured dive gear is for visibility on the surface, not so much at depth. And remember, a torch will bring the colours back at depth.

Orange? No idea. I only know what I've read and been told. I've never actually done independent research into it.
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Is the Submariner the best "tool" watch you can get in the $7,000+ range?
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>>52641371
By any chance do you happen to be a brown nigger?
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>>52649052
Fuck no
Are you retarded?
A fucking Panerai is more sturdy than that.
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>>52643123
All that would measure is the temp of your wrist right?
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>>52649235
That sounds pretty fucking wrong.
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>>52649310
Because it is. Tudor Pelagos is goat Tool Watch.
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>>52649052
Wouldn't it make more sense to get a Grand Seiko homage since it's better built?
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What the best looking Seiko 5?
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>>52649460
Only /wt/ is insane enough to pay more than a grand for Jap watches.
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>>52649476
>pleb filter initiated

if you can't appreciate the smooth sweep of a spring drive you're hopeless
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>>52649578
It's literally a fancy quartz. At least Bulova didn't try to hide that fact with their Precisionist movement...
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just bought this on ebay for 200 bucks.
What do you think?
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>>52649904
That's literally not what the word literally means.
Also, Bulova still uses tons of tuning fork symbols even though they're quartz. They're trying to hide the fact that they use quartz much more than Seiko.
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>>52650134
It's a really nice looking shit watch. I guess you did good if that's what you're into
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>>52650305
I know they're not the same as the electric tuning fork movements, but just by the way a quartz crystal is also a tuning fork.

PS there is literally nothing wrong with quartz in any watch at any price point if the quartz movement is a good movement made with a level of care and craftsmanship befitting what you're paying and what you expect from the watch. And calling spring drive the same as quartz is pretty dumb too.
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>>52650305
>Also, Bulova still uses tons of tuning fork symbols even though they're quartz
It's their logo anon. It's not like they're fooling anyone though, people who even know tuning fork watches existed are well aware none are made anymore.
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>>52649052
>"tool" watch
Depends what you mean by that.

But you sure look like a tool wearing one.
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>>52650459
When are you going to accept that your precious Seiko is never going to receive the same accolade that a Swiss watch commends?
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>>52650350
I was looking for a chronograph, but mechanicals are too expensive for me right now.

This is a Certina quartz, and it's on the same level as tissot
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>>52650554
I see Rolexes everyfucking where around me. 99% of the people wearing one do so because of the prestige of the brand, as well as the high price which obviously means "it's good", despite having no actual interest for "muh horlogerie".

It's about as nigger-tier as Hublot right now.

I don't wear Seikos, but still, why I have some affection for the Milgauss, I wouldn't wear any Rolex.
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>>52637455
kek
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>>52650449
And people who buy spring drive watches are well aware of the quartz "escapement".
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>color matching the strap to the dial
Now THIS is haute horologie :^)
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>>52650881
Plane p big
Draken (commemorative watch) when?
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>>52650918
I wish, going to fix up that plane (just needs some servos and a receiver+battery then see where my financials stand
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>>52650554

Oh fuck off. Watch autists would take normies recognizing their watch and according it "prestige" as an insult.
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>>52646483
Got that exact same one.
Might get a scuba dude amphibian if i really enjoy this one.
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>>52650592
>This is a Certina quartz, and it's on the same level as tissot, longines, omega etc., etc.

With ordinary quartz, quartz is quartz. There's nothing special about those movements so you might as well go cheap. Everything else is just a rip.

Thermocompensated and other high end interesting quartz (and even tuning fork type quartz) on the other hand is another matter.

You did good in that you didn't get as ripped off as some.
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>>52650881
>those hairy arms
>obviously in florida

richard is that you?
we should hang out sometime.
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>>52650644
Is Rolex the PS4 of watches? Fucking normies.
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>lots of AirForce and other american military commemorative watches
>the mass amount of soviet watches
>tfw NO FUCKING CHERNOBYL WATCH

why must my dreams be smashed
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>>52651176
i've only been searching for months but fucking finally found a couple, guess i never typed the right shit into google.

the movement on the left one only says "14581", not sure if that's a movement identification, or a serial number.

(these are mechs not auto)
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>>52651251
Apparently it's a 15 jewel ZIM 2605

Probably going to be put into a shadow box with the liquidator pins i have.

Pretty excited to finally find a cherny watch.
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>>52651251

Those seem to be aftermarket dials, tourist fodder. I'm not sure if the US would want to commemorate Three Mile Island.
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manual slava

I find this one weirdly appealing
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>>52651109
Nope, this is nick
>I'll still hang out though :^)
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>>52651304
>Three Mile Island
dont get me started on that joke

no one even died, yes they had to clean the plant, but it was never that big a deal, the public just freaked the fuck out.

Soil samples outside the plant didnt even show shit, most radiation people got was like an xray dose.

And by the basic search i've done they very well might be legit, just not from the government but the liquidators started their own group, and probably had watches made, that had various chunks of memorabilia made.

All the random "tourist fodder" i have relating to cherny, reminds me how close we were to world wide devastation.

And a remembrance of the 3 firefighters who gave their life to save us all.

If we don't learn from history were doomed to repeat it.

>>52651416
wait, those arms now look really familiar
>Daytona

were you in ocala 2 weeks ago, and let me shoot your cetme, and uzi out in the forest? I never caught the guys name, i was way too fuckin happy he let me shoot the cetme.
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>Russian watches are just resembled Chinese watches at a higher cost
>Vostok declares in house
>Tryhards being trolled in buying Cдeлaнo в Poccии
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It arrived /wt/! I immediately swapped the bezel & strap. The bezel looks 100% better that the clunky standard one.
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>>52651647
This was what the standard bezel was like. Pic from Google as I swapped without taking a picture.
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>>52651563
Nope, go to university in Daytona, no real chance to own/get to shoot
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>>52651696
yeah many vostok bezels are retarded

I don't even mind how this one looks but the dot one is much easier to use for relatively accurate timing in 5 minute segments, the red part on this one isn't really the most clear one
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I'm in the market for something similar to a rolex day date with a budget around €200, is there any watch that is easily available unlike pic related?
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>>52651783
There's also some citizen / Seiko SQs if you want to be serious.
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>>52651696
>>52651647

Awesome mod which strap did you buy? How easy is it to swap the bezel?
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>>52637351
I am singapoor. Why do you hate resin straps, anon? Issit because le plastik is poorfags? Out of all the straps I ever used, resin straps lasted the longest in sweaty hot tropical jungles. The only time my resin strap had to be replaced within 1 year, was when the metal buckle got bent out of shape.And that was a rare accident. Cloth/Nato straps either get moldy or tear within a year. Metal straps rust ridiculously fast unless I lock them up in an acid-free case and never wear them.
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>>52651871
Oh and leather straps wear out even faster than the nato straps.
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>>52651871
Buh lao, get tropical / racing natural rubber / sillicone strap if you want to, but most resin straps are shit.
If the bracelet is proper stainless steel rather than chromed chink pot metal or some nickel alloy, they won't rust unless you lace it with high carbon steel.
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Vostok Amphiba or Vostok Komandirskie, which one should i pull the trigger on?
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>>52651914
They were stainless steel , at least that's the specs and vendors said. Still rusted within months of wearing them.
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>>52651962
There are actually a number of different metals that are marketed as stainless steel, and depending on Singapore's laws you may be able to pass off more as 'stainless.'

Make sure you're getting 316L steel.
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>>52651961
You decide Anon, I'd go for an amphibia.
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>want a day/date GMT
>can't find a single one

That isn't a digital Casio obviously. Why is that? I'm starting to think the reason is that no one bothered to make such a watch for it would ideally require two crowns.
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>>52651840
I'd rather not buy steel bagelsport or Alpha because they are both total knockoffs and unreliable.
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>>52651783
This one is also sexy but very hard to obtain
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>>52652168
Alpha is the cheapest way you're going to get a decent mechanical chronograph
They're good watches
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>>52652199
Allright, I'll look into it, thanks.
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>>52652168
>I want something that looks like a DD besides the logo
>it can't be a knockoff

If you just said you want something with a full day display it'd be something else.
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>>52652259
I believe there is a difference between a knock off and a homage, bagelsport does nothing but copy other watches but citizen or orient actually put is some effort.
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>>52651610
>>Russian watches are just resembled Chinese watches at a higher cost
>>Vostok declares in house

Is this half-truth or just troll?
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>>52652451
They have a really long factory spanning the russian chinese border, making them both in house and russian.
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>>52652451
Vostok still make their watches on the same crusty old former Soviet production line they've been making them on for decades. They're really made in Russia the same as they always have been, the only change those watches have ever had in their entire production run was when they changed CCCP to POCCNN at the bottom of the dial. I'm not sure the factory workers have even noticed that the Soviet Union fell.
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>>52652005
Thanks anon. Think i may pull the trigger on the Amphibia and swap the bezel and strap, maybe dial too but not to sure about removing the hands since i don't want to damage them. Thanks once again.
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>>52650644
In where I live Panerai is a more common sight.
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Is Seiko SKX007/9 the definitive best diver you can get under $300?
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>I'm not sure the factory workers have even noticed that the Soviet Union fell.

I don't know why i find this so funny, kek
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>>52650881
>that rolex-tier dial novel

Are the cheapestnatostraps natos any better than $1 chink natos?
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>>52652594
Not definitive. The Orient Ray is about the same for cheaper, maybe better looking. The Vostok Amphibia handwinds and you can't really break the date mechanism. The Casio MDV106 is cheaper and quartz.
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>>52651096
>a watch is only a movement
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>>52652594
I think so, I love mine. I guess it's sort of up for debate and there are other good alternatives and not everybody likes the looks of the 007 but it's definitely at least a top contender.
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>>52651846
I got one from eBay, just searched '18mm brown military strap'.

The bezel was really easy, it just pops off and the replacement pops on. Simples.
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>>52638425
Thanks for caring anon. I started learning how to play the guitar which put additional stress on my left arm, so I stopped doing that too for now. I was wearing my watch on the other arm today and everything seems to be fine so far, I'll see what's gonna happen in a week or so.
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>>52652594
That's an SKX009
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>>52651764
Yeah a lot of the bezels are ugly as shit. I considered getting one of the customer bezels that takes a Seiko insert but I like the dots & dashes one.
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>>52652594
You could get a fucking Obris Morgan Memexplorer II for that price.
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>>52651961
I went for a Komandirskie because they are rugged as fuck.
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>>52652785
That's the funniest webm of the month. Now I have to find the original with the sound, I want to hear the stupid little cunt crying.
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>>52652594
Yes.
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>>52652854
Memesplorer is a nice watch but I don't get why so many anons hype it up so much. I like mine enough and it was a good deal for like $300 but it's not the best thing ever or anything. Especially with how much /wt/ cries about watches being too big, and yet this thing wears huge even though 42mm doesn't sound like all that much.
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>>52651961
Amphibia, I see no reason why they wouldn't be as tough as Komandirskies. They're probably even tougher.

TL;DR: disregard this man >>52652946
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>>52652982
It's better than an SKX.
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>>52652983
I guess the rotor could break or something. Other than that an Amphibia should be even more "rugged", because the case isn't brass.
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>>52648925
>Saleswoman told me yesterday that the watch was going to be sent out today
>see nothing in tracking still, even though tr nmbr
>call the place before they close
>weird foreign dude answers the phone
>yes we sent all the packages today sir
Well its the largest retailer in luxury watches so its up and up but fucking hell I've had better service for watches costing 10 times less...
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>>52653010
The movement is better, I guess sapphire is nice if you're into that but I've never scratched the hardlex either, SKX has way brighter lume, other than that the differences are pretty much just cosmetic and neither one blows the other out of the water on finishing quality or anything (and the OM has that awful ragged hole punched through the dial for the date window). The memesplorer does have a very beautiful dial, though.
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>>52653037
It takes a long time to ship a package from the Moon.
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>>52652594
>Is Seiko SKX007/9 the definitive best diver you can get under $300?
No, it looks great and is a unique design, but it has a disposable, low beat movement.

For the money, I'd much prefer an Obris Morgan.
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>>52652704
Did you have to use anything to pop it off or just fingers? Ordered the same bezel the one you have is much nicer looking and keeps the case flat
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>>52652962
It seemed that every ylyl thread on /gif/ had a variant of this webm (with sound) a few months ago.
Don't see it now.

The snackbar variant's my favorite.
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>>52653301
just use a knife or something

you'll fuck up your nails otherwise
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>>52653069
ayyy lmao actually laughed out loud. but speaking of the devil, now I see tracking, probably wont arrive before friday though...
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>>52652983
>>52653026
Field watches have traditionally been handwound, not automatics even when auto's began to supersede mechs in the consumer market, military spec in britain and the us mandated hand wound.
Was cheaper, but also less chance of something going wrong and you don't want a major piece swinging or bumping around in side the watch like crazy fuck when it's on some grunt's wrist as they charged into the fray.

Hence why the komandir, the soldier's model, is handwound.
It's tough, dependable but ultimately expendable.
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>>52653451
>It's tough, dependable but ultimately expendable.
Are we still talking about the watch?
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Are watch collectors the group with the highest [willingness to spend money] : [standards] ratio? I get this feeling from seeing what crap people are ready to spend money on. Some of it costing several thousands. Even when the company has no heritage so it can't be explained as a status symbol.
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>>52653755
Some watch collectors are just sort of wealthy, so of course they'll buy expensive things if they like the things.

The prices are also in the higher end of similar hobbies which people discuss online. You've got quite a monster of a PC if you spend $2000 on one, but a $2000 watch is still (by some) considered entry level.
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>>52652785
Ok anon, take care and update us on how you're doing, it's good to hear it has gotten better. Carer anon is here to help :3
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>>52651697
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How embarassing would it be to go to a high tier watch store and ask to try out some watches while dressed like a poorfag?
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>>52653301
I used a case back knife like pic related. You could use any knife or a wide flathead screwdriver. Put tape on it or something though as the case is chromed brass & the crystal is acrylic, both are very easy to damage.
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>>52654370
Don't be dirty or dress in literal rags and you'll be fine.
Also don't act like a retard. If you go to an Omega AD and ask to see Speedmasters while blurting out "mountain jew" and "marketing shekels" that won't work.
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Unpackaging time.
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>>52654485
>2009
did that get lost in transit for 6 years
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>>52654507
kek

It's the date the released the postage stramp.

Shipping date in on those blue in stamps.

8 days from Moscow is quite nice.
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>>52654370
Just lie. You can show up and tell them you're just wearing your POS Casio as a diver so your "dd" doesn't get wet
What's your DD he may ask?
"Lange datograph"
Suddenly you're wrist deep in the strap of a jlc gyrotorbillion talking haute horology with a guy you just met
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>>52653755
No cars are way worse, at least for regular mortals, since they are a hefty sum of your income compared to watches.
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>>52654549
The Vostok's rotor is extremely snappy unlike Seiko and Orient rotors. It flies around from side to side really easily.
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>>52654683
Vostok autos only wind in a single direction, right?
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>>52654549
>8 days from Moscow
Do you live in a neighboring oblast?
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Final result, it's on a different strap now but i had to rush to work so it came on this one.

>>52654701
As far as i recall they do.

Though i've seen some prototype Vostok movement that had a copy of Seiko's magic level system.

>>52654703
Nope.

I'm the resident Shlomo.
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Pebble reporting in
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Any other commiegraph owners here? Post yours
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>>52654917
Does anyone make good skins with arabic numerals for the bezel? I think that would look better than a big empty bezel. Then you could just use a theme that has hands.
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>>52654925
How much did you get yours for? I want to get one sometime.
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Hey /wt/ is there any good fitness watches that can be recommended? Or should i look in /fit/? I was hoping you guys would have better experience with fitness watches compared to /fit/.
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>>52655026
>fitness watches

Just get one of these fitness tracking bands and wear a normal watch alongside them.
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>>52655026
You could get an automatic watch. Then it would be charged whenever you exercise.
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>>52654936
I'm still looking for a bezel skin like that
It would definitely free some screen estate with a minimal face
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Any tips for reading an analog with no numbers?
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>>52655018
100€ and 120€, they usually go for like a 50% more but I got really lucky on those auctions. It's easy to find cheap Russian watches on eBay if you live in Germany because there's a huge market that only sells within the country.
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>>52655150
0 on top, 3/15 on the right, 6/30 on the bottom, 9/45 on the left
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>>52655191
What do you mean?
I mean tricks
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>>52654756
Am I the only one who likes the shiny 090 more than the blasted 090?
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>>52655273
practice
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>>52655312
It feels a lot more interesting in comparison to my Seiko divers, which have brushed upper parts
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>>52655273
>tricks
>to read a clock
Attend grade school
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>>52655313
my biggest issue is im reading the clock at where the hour hand is inbetween, say, 3 and 4. I always think its 4 because it looks 4 at 55 minutes.

Is it safe to assume to always take the minimum, in this case 3, when the hour hand is between two markers?
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>>52655410
When people ask you for the time and youre wearing analog,

do you give them a precise time or something like "quarter past 4"
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>>52655436
Depends how precise I think they need the time. Someone who looks late to a meeting? Or is waiting for a bus or any timed event? To the minute.

Someone who looks to be walking casually? Generally to the quarter hour or five minute blocks. "About 10 to 7," "6:25ish" "almost 5 o'clock."

>>52655446

>>52655446
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Best watch for 75-100$ price range?
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>>52655611
Seiko 5, Vostok Amphibia.
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>>52655415
That is how a clock works. It is not 4 until it is on/past 4.
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>>52641760
ugly piece of shit
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>>52656627
My thoughts exactly. :^)
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>>52654925
I got nothing new, probably never will, but I'll answer your call.

But I did look at this site a little bit
http://www.polmax3133.com/
There are some simple, some tacky and a lot of good looking watches by poljot that I didn't know of.
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>>52655312
I think my brushed 090 looks awesome out in the sun, product illustration pictures in lightboxes do not do the finish justice.
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>>52654756
Enjoy it in good health :V)

>>52655312
Shiny like shekel

>>52657212
That looks blasted, not brushed
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>>52657212
Fair enough. I'm just a bit biased towards polished, since everything today is either brushed or blasted.
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>>52657229
>blasted, not brushed
Brainfart
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>>52652982
They're much more unusual, the finish doesn't look nickel plated, the dial is really nice and the movement is miles better. The bracelet is also not shit
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Lume powder arrived - nail polish is a shit binder what do?
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