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:
This just came today,
Stock image I'm afraid
So pumped, looks gorgeous.
Not a fan of the strap clasp
I only did that so I could contribute to these threads and feel like my life is worth something
>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
3/10, you really blew it with the straps.
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
>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
>meh and obsolete
On a black nato for now.
Buy a Vostok and make a real contribution to the thread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Post watches you find appealing then
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.
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.
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
>Can't tell the difference in quality between his cheap and expensive watches.
Story checks out :^)
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
What diver would go with a speedmaster? Planet ocean?
Vintage seamaster 300.
Borealsi Estoril 300m is looking like a option, but it has no bracelet, which honestly, is disgrace.
What does it mean to 'go with?' It's not like you'll wear them both at once.
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.
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
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...
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.
I'd suggest a circumcised dick in your mouth, but you already have one of those :^)
Again, how is that not a Fossil?
I guess my joke about it looking like a Fossil stuck...
This is now a Fossil thread, post your dogshit here.
If you wanted something ugly squandering a perfectly good Seiko 6S movement, why didn't you just buy a TAG?
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.
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.
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?
You really bring truth to the whole wrist fedora meme. I hope you're proud.
>"B-but it was expensive!"
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.
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.
General rule is don't swim with a chrono, unless the pushers also screw down.
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?
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.
My Tag 1500. It may be a quartz but I'm quite fond of it.
>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.
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.
What's perfect for you anon?
This is perfect for someone else.
A bit more than $300 though.
Closest to perfect has been Hamilton Khaki Field. Readable, mechanical, simple, date, wearable every day. Over budget in syrup dollars though.
>Not getting a Marina Militare model
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
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.
Why do you have to keep posting that shit?
I have more posts on typophile than WUS
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.
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.
I've always preferred a leather band to a bracelet but the longer I wear this the more I like the bracelet. Opinions?
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.
The bracelet goes well with that watch. I wish Damasko made a damest coated version of their bracelet for mine, no luck yet though.
I just wear one of these. Can't wear anything else anymore after I learned of this "genre".
Testing my new nylon strap on my beater watch before I put it on my seiko diver
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.
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
you could have gotten a sarb instead of all those not-sarbs
probably same way a thermostat works, combination of two alloys that expand/contract depending on the temperature and cause the hand to move
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.
You know it makes sense. Which dial did you get?
I've got a Paratrooper on the way myself.
>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
>luckily dude is turned around looking at the booklet
>tell him I have to leave
>get the fancy rolex book and fancy tudor catalogue
>I do a 360 and walk out the door
Dunno if anybody else saw, but I can never return...
>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.
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.
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
Here you go mate, look at that dial, so intricate!
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
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.
They make acceptable chronos...
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?
>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.
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.
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
>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.
>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.
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
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.
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.
Can you settle this ubiquitous watch decision /wt/
Blue dials or Black dials?
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.
Sounds like horseshit. Why do they make bright/neon colored diving gear then including all those orange dive watches?
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.
Is the Submariner the best "tool" watch you can get in the $7,000+ range?
Wouldn't it make more sense to get a Grand Seiko homage since it's better built?
just bought this on ebay for 200 bucks.
What do you think?
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.
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.
>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.
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.
>color matching the strap to the dial
Now THIS is haute horologie :^)
I wish, going to fix up that plane (just needs some servos and a receiver+battery then see where my financials stand
>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.
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)
I find this one weirdly appealing
Nope, this is nick
>I'll still hang out though :^)
>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.
wait, those arms now look really familiar
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.
It arrived /wt/! I immediately swapped the bezel & strap. The bezel looks 100% better that the clunky standard one.
This was what the standard bezel was like. Pic from Google as I swapped without taking a picture.
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
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?
There's also some citizen / Seiko SQs if you want to be serious.
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.
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.
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.
You decide Anon, I'd go for an amphibia.
>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.
This one is also sexy but very hard to obtain
>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.
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.
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.
Is Seiko SKX007/9 the definitive best diver you can get under $300?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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...
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.
>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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's the date the released the postage stramp.
Shipping date in on those blue in stamps.
8 days from Moscow is quite nice.
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?
Suddenly you're wrist deep in the strap of a jlc gyrotorbillion talking haute horology with a guy you just met
The Vostok's rotor is extremely snappy unlike Seiko and Orient rotors. It flies around from side to side really easily.
Final result, it's on a different strap now but i had to rush to work so it came on this one.
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.
I'm the resident Shlomo.
I'm still looking for a bezel skin like that
It would definitely free some screen estate with a minimal face
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.
Am I the only one who likes the shiny 090 more than the blasted 090?
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?
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."
I got nothing new, probably never will, but I'll answer your call.
But I did look at this site a little bit
There are some simple, some tacky and a lot of good looking watches by poljot that I didn't know of.
I think my brushed 090 looks awesome out in the sun, product illustration pictures in lightboxes do not do the finish justice.
Fair enough. I'm just a bit biased towards polished, since everything today is either brushed or blasted.
Lume powder arrived - nail polish is a shit binder what do?