Watch thread - Omeeeega edition phuckas
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:
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Still feel sorry for passing up on a Steinhart Ovm v1, shoulda just got it since now their a lot more expensive...
But anon, you posted a Swatch?
Happy now? It has the 8500 inhouse mvt
But still, the LMPO is the best PO ever.
If anyone is after an early to mid 80s Soviet military-issued Sturmanskie I spotted this earlier on:
It has the original unique blued hands, a steel case and the movement is appropriate for the age of the watch. One of the chronograph wheels was replaced with a gold-coloured part but that was common in repairs.
whats the difference between
Yeah, I think it's one of those watches you can instantly recognise, the bracelet is so much nicer than Oyster style, and the PO sticks out just a little. Somehow a much more organic styling. Gonna get one soon used or wait for the 2016 refresh to go along with my speedy.
Never go full retard. Always buy reps and spend your leftover money on stocks.
>tfw when waiting for two watches in the mail
Is the Seamaster technically better than the Submariner?
>Swatch Group Omega
Tip top kek.
There is no such thing as an "in-house" modern Omega, "Omega" exists as a marketing brand put on certain ETA movements, Swatch Group cases, and outsourced Chinese made bracelets.
The last Omega had a 75x movement you irredeemable luxury conglomerate cuck.
I think that qualifies as semi in house at least, if not in house, since eta doesnt make watches, but movements for swatch group watches. Id argue inhouse since they are not buying movements from someone else. Honedtly id be fine if it said ETA on my watch instead of Omega.
George Daniels created it in 1974 and patented it in 1980.
Swatch group first used it in 1999.
My brother just got promoted at his company and they gave him this watch as a goodbye gift because he's moving to another department.
Is this good /g/?
I believe it's worth 500€ if I'm not mistaken.
As a gift it's alright, it has a hint of 70's in styling. For 500€ I'd buy something other than a Tissot though. Also I don't know the specific movement in that one but it's most likely some Swiss ETA, so it will be serviceable/have spare parts available for a century at least.
>westerners have to pay money to obtain a Soviet memenical
I'm practically knee-deep in slavshit. Today I got another one, my pep-pep's old Raketa. I'll try to make pics later, it looks really good.
No, chronographs were a luxury even back then, whether they're Valjoux or Poljot. Also I guess people didn't care much about chronos or divers or any sort of "niche" tool watch back then.
So are you saying that Poljot chronographs were considered a luxury and hard to obtain in Soviet times?
These are mine btw, I don't regret having paid like 220€ for both together, you can't get a cheaper mechanical chronograph these days.
your pic is unrelated then
here is one, pic
I got them on ebay.de.
And well you could get the Buran on the left for 100€ on an auction easily but the Sturmanskie 31659 is almost impossible to get for less than 200€ in this condition.
That was the meme
I mean I get that they are interesting mechanically and subjectively aesthetically, but why would you wear this when it's about as bulky and takes almost as long time to read as an all black gshock or mvmt?
i was told chronos were considerd bits of flight kit
the military may have given you a watch, but you had to be given and return the chrono before/after missions.
According to what' i've heard.
Just as much as mechanical chronographs are more expensive than regular watches nowadays, I assume. Then the LCD craze came in the 80's, and by the 90's most people went back to analog. Pic related, my mom says they used to wear these in their necks as a fashion accessory.
We were better off than the Soviets though, since bottom of the barrel swiss and LCD chinkshit also appeared through the gray market.
that watch is technically functional
blocks radiation from hitting the movement and screwing up the board, it technically is designed as a space watch.
I'm certainly not saying it looks good, just saying its not exactly a fashion piece.
Probably not, a chronograph sounds like personal equipment. I know the Hungarian People's Army fighter pilots were issued Heuer Montreals, which they probably got to keep, Bertalan Farkas carried his into space, and according to recent pics he still has it.
>you had to be given and return the chrono before/after missions
I didn't know that bit of information, that's interesting. All I knew before was that some chronographs were given to pilots who had finished flight school but this was for the early 80s, not sure about later years. They were making chronographs since 1959 as far as I am aware with the 3017 movement, then 3133 from '76.
Then why not just wear a bracelet?
Besides that I guess they want to show off wealth and 'refinement' and in bracelet form it'd probably be bedazzled as fuck. Someone who wears a 60mm lug to lug spaceship looking thing isn't doing it for attention in the same way someone would wear a pavé watch or 30mm thick gold chain at all though.
That's genuinely interesting, where can I read more about it?
How would it compare to a Seiko spacewalk or MAN ON THE MOOOON?
>"appreciates muh fine horology"
>only covers shit over 15K even if absolute shit tier
I guess the stereotypes about watch bloggers being obviously corrupt rich kids is true.
Into the trash it goes
I like the new Greubel Forsey Double Balancer shown at SIHH desu.
>Swatch group first used it in 1999.
..because every other watchmaking house declined it for various reasons we'll never know about.
Swatch, in their desperate attempt to try and have at least one brand to compete with Rolex jumped at the opportunity to have some kind of unique selling point.
Fact is, co-axial hasn't produced any practical benefit over existing movements and it is at the end of the end just a marketing ploy to compete with Rolex.
>Coaxial was invented way before SWATCH picked it up and put it in OMEGA BRANDED watches.
Have to stop thinking that swatch brands have any agency of their own.
They are, as some anon mentioned above, just names printed on glorified swatch watches.
Omega as a real brand died long ago.
>I believe it's worth 500€ if I'm not mistaken.
Watches are not worth what they initially cost as soon as you walk out of the store with them.
That watch may have been bought for 500 euro (though if you paid that much you got ripped hard or your taxes are ripping you hard, either way, your anus is getting railed by someone somewhere), but as soon as you walk out it is immediately worth less than half of watch you paid for it.
Unless you can find a braindead monkey to fool and you can palm it off to him.
Yes but they're an added complication. It's like saying a moonphase, or even mechanical chronograph is ultimately useless but "highly regarded".
I'm talking about the escapement, which watches need. The coaxial is a round about way of doing the same thing the swiss lever has always done, but the benefits aren't tangible enough to bother.
It's swatch's "me too" attempt at trying to differentiate their omega name so that they can charge more.
To be honest I don't think it's working.
They should just product spam their stuff onto a few more bond films instead; would save them more money in the long run.
If you fall for the omega co-axial meme, you've just bought a very expensive chinese watch that can only be fixed at high cost by omega, so none of the advantages the old etamega calibers had is present.
I say stick to Rolex or pre-coax Omega.
>TFW you find a tan smooth calf-leather strap in 19mm for your Seikomatic-P
I can't decide between the Seiko spring drive sub or a Nomos Ahoi for my first "good" watch...
>So many good GS watches
>So many good Marinemaster divers
>Choose the retarded ugly incestuous child of the two lines
Get one from uncleseiko on eBay instead.
Guy is related to those who make new high quality parts for older Seiko divers and fix them (Like Spencer Klein).
Also he sell really nice leather (Pic related) and canvas zulu straps.
Completely different styling, and one is an actual dive watch so they're incomparable.
How I look at it:
Do you want a thin, casual yet somewhat dressy mechanical watch? Get the Nomos. Probably has to be sent to germany every 3-5 years for servicing.
Do you want a battery-less quartz diving watch that's finished to a higher standard but is strictly casual? MUST be sent to japan every 3-5 years for servicing.
Up to you.
Spring drive diver is going to be more accurate, if that matters much to you at this stage in the game.
Posted this yesterday. It's been a full day with it now, still happy. It's so thin and sits perfectly on the wrist I keep forgetting it's there.
Pretty nice. The rounded zulu hardware seems to better fit the case than a nato would.
>same mediocre pic
come on anon
Is the strap good? It doesn't look like anything special in that shot.
The strap is extremily high quality, yeah. It's shell cordovan leather and made really well. You can buy them from Nomos for something like $120 which is a great price for what it is.
I'll get a picture of the display back
Shell is expensive.
Not enough dead horses, and so little time to make them.
I'm not fond of the larger model's dial arrangement, but that size does suit your wrist better.
I think that when I can get a hold of one of the new neomatiks (5+ months till restock!) I'd like to replace the strap with a lighter shell color.
Would make it even more casual.
Natural shell, cognac, even color 8.
I guess it depends on who has what available at the time.
It would've been nice if Nomos could've provided a choice of shell strap colors though.
Ayyyyyyy phuckas, look whos back!
I did dun fucked it up, sure... Nah working and looking brand new almost. For One Hundred United States Dollar$ for a King Penis
Ok, just playing, but yes it was fun project. Probably gonna keep it, the clean crystal just makes it pop.
>tfw when you gave up on pic related even though you could have gotten it for 75$
It didn't have the overhang lugs with the bracelet and had a very badly polished case.
Let's await the one that i did purchase.
Are you yet another anon with this exact same reference?
apple is the apple of watches silly
Patek Philippe is the Apple of watches
which would make them more the equivalent of like Mercedes-Benz
both companies have gotten stale in recent years too so its actually a pretty good analogy
but modern rolexes are not straight dogshit like modern mercedes
24 hours till the 24 hours!
What will you be wearing?
>modern rolexes are not straight dogshit like modern mercedes
Oh lawd, Mercedes is the most loathed car brand over here.
Except for a couple of really stubborn taxi drivers and some CEO's. Nobody sane drives them, literally considered a pleb brand.
Probably my new semi-diy diver.
Or some Seiko. Who knows.
Well I obviously want to fit in at the Rolex 24 in Daytona Florida ;^)
like I said
mercedes is literally the most dogshit brand
Just been looking at some Stowa watches. And saw this thread. Great looking german engineering, hand-winded mechanical watch. I want one of these Stowa Flieger with logo and date.
There are some watches that look very, very similar, if not identical, that cost less money. Stowa mark their products up because they claim they're german made, but a small part of the work is actually done in Germany and you're paying them for empty air.
Though you didn't get the spewing autismo invective you may have hoped for in the end.
Any decent Patek Nautilus homage under €1000?
Anything with the same quality you know of?
Aha... Thanks... Wish I knew where to look.
That does not matter to me, just want a good looking clean watch with date, time and not much else. I liked the style, and I like the idea of hand winding it.
I did not know, man. I am not some professor clocks who knows everything about watches. I just thought it looked pretty.
I may buy it just for shits and giggles since I've avoided the bagelmeme until now, but I'll probably just be disappointed and never wear it because it looks like shit. Poo in loo tier movement and the garbled English words they chose to print on the dial at random are retarded.
>Poo in loo tier movement
It's a miyota 8215 copy, but with hacking and handwinding. Not the chinese standard movement you can find in ultra cheap chinese watches.
But yeah, "steel bagelsport" and "stainless steelback" on the dial look ridiculous.
and the filthy montblanc I was wearing before that
Let the cancer of this chaotic bezel and dial russel your jimmies sir.
Personally i just love the old Omega's especially the Seamaster 300s from the 50s, 60s and 70s, Not easy to get these days but i have a NOS (new old stock), not quite like a 100% original but close. Here it is:
I always liked those mil omega divers.
I've seen the odd model go by and they've only increased in price so I think I missed that window of what I'd be comfy paying.
I wouldn't however ever be comfy using it as it was supposed to be used: swimming and diving. It's just not worth the risk of totally fugging the shit out of it.
So I settled for a 2254.50 instead. Spiritual successor, and I'm not afraid of beating the shit out of it underwater.
Well i have swimmed and dived with it for ten years and it is waterproof. I have tried everything from throwing it 20 meters and let it sink to 50 meters and it does not leak.
I can't test it to 300 meters sonce i am not qualified to dive this deep or even have the equipment to go to that depth but i guess it will will take it with no problems judging from the hammering i have given it the last ten years.
I wonder exactly what's the condition of the seals in it. Might not be in a condition to do anything except for skin diving.
Though i haven't had the pleasure to do any diving for the past 2 years or so. Need to give the Amphibia and SKX a quick "field" test.
The Navitimer is beautiful you pleb. Breitling has/had quite a few great watches.
If there's one watch i would ever it is the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Coaxial. Not in my budget right now but it is so alike the old old brutal navy Omega's it is almost unreal:
>around forty year old watch
>scratched full of hairline cracks, can't see shit
>take movement out of case
>tfw dial is almost flawless
Also I can't find any Raketa on the net with a similar dial. I guess grandpa knew what to pick.
Back to get opinions on other smart watches.
Anyone here own a pebble time steel or a moto360? Opinions?
When or if you would ever have it in your hands you can feel it, it is like a safe and then some.
Heres a pic from like 10 minutes ago.
>The Navitimer is beautiful you pleb.
Says the John Travolta wannabe.
>Breitling has/had quite a few great watches.
Perhaps, one day long ago.
Today it's just insipid and cluttered shit with no innovation, and no clue. Just drifting along selling the odd Emergency to some fop with a row boat.
The only thing it's got going for it is that it's still, miraculously, independent.
Though I wonder if that's just because LVMH and Richemont have already filled their quotas for uninspired dogshit for the time being.
Breitling is a notch above mall-tier plebbery.
>but it is so alike the old old brutal navy Omega's it is almost unreal:
You realize that this was no accident, right? Swatch saw how desirable omega's older designs are compared to the junk they've been pumping out recently that they really had no choice. Rolex has their Tudor black bay heritage models to dip into those waters, and omega has this.
>In Monaco, he is robbed his Rolex practicing fellatio
>The criminal court of Monaco conceals croquignolesques mishaps. Just like that experienced by a man who was robbed of his watch by the individual to whom it offered a treat.
>The passive person, delivery driver of Italian nationality, has not kept his hands motionless.
>He took advantage of the excitement of the victim to steal his Rolex watch and a sum of € 90 resting on a nearby cabinet.
>The defendant, visibly embarrassed to explain himself before the criminal court on this flight, was sentenced to two months suspended.
Here's my Rollie Deepsea Seadweller:
>is a million times better
No. It's equally good but just a different style. The scales give it personality yet the use of only two colors keeps the dial readable and easy on the eyes. It's an instantly recognizable design.
Time round for me but pebble time steel has amazing battery life and water resistance (30m). That alone makes it worthy as a daily runner.
If you're an iFag get a Apple Watch since pebble is gimped on iOS
Is pic related worth £180? Found an as new condition one on Gumtree and might try and juggle down to 140.
Dial has weird moisture related damage, but sure is unusual.
Yeah, the classic mil-sub case design is an iconic and functional piece of hardware.
The Visodate is the only new Tissot made watch that doesn't look like cock.
Overall the stainless steel version is appealing, gold version much less.
What can one do? Omega makes great watches.
Omega made great watches, Swatch makes pretty bad Omegas for the most part. Funny you should choose as an example a remake of a pre-Swatch design because that's almost the only thing they can do a half decent job at.
Why do people write in to these youtube fags for advice?
Is it all just staged?
Can't people just fucking ask real people around them without having to resort to some faggot on the internet that just likes the sound of their own voice?
I hate his babbling. See his recent Aliens Seiko review where he spend the entire first half of the video rambling about a movie everyone has seen already a million times. Literally the Nostalgia Critic of watches.
uh i just bought mine cuz i love the design and it was a good deal
I like him, I'll laugh when he gets over the top talking heritage or some shit about class/trying to look cultured, because in his head he thinks he is a powerful aristocrat or james bond. But that is kind of draw of it, sort of like if you watch review brah (not the same, but it's watching a weird character, thinking of him it's weird he doesn't wear a watch).
The biggest issue with him is that he isn't that harsh on anything, or he just doesn't review that much actual dogshit (I know, squalee, less than 2 grand watches). The lighting in his videos are really good, if you want to see what a watch looks like in real life they are pretty good
So how reliable are these watches? Especially if I am going to use the chronograph often.
Not really. I own a 1st gen Pebble and a Moto360. I don't wear either anymore. Just stop being a lazy fuck and take your phone out of your pocket. If you want fitness stuff but something purpose built, it'll work many times better than the generalist smart watches.
>>52692099 "literally taking a picture next to a horten 229."
Stephen Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, the Nat'l Air and Space Museum Annex near Dulles Intl Airport.
If you are an aviation fag, you need to go there.
omega is ok
I love the AT though
this one specifically, framed date can go and stay go
so neither of them three?
Pardon my ignorance. What is this, and could I apply it to a Rolex Submariner?
Couple of questions for the anons with Vostoks with replacement bezels. I love the watches but the stock bezels are puke-worthy. Interested in buying an Amphibia and replacing.
First question: Can some kind anon post that Vostok infographic.
Second question: In terms of replacing the bezel, do you purchase a specific bezel and then have to buy an insert separately or is there an all in one option out there that will fit?
If anyone has a suggestion on where to purchase all this I'd be grateful as well.
Mine. Getting it on monday watchinmail.gif
Here you go anon. Most of the links in this guide will sell parts for Vostoks if not all of them and will probably answer your second question too.
Steel 3970E with advanced research movement.
Steel 36mm spring drive VC Patrimony
There was this anon with a Seiko SARB035 on a gray perlon strap. Was wondering where he got it from? I just got mine. Pic is not mine, just from leddit.
Also could someone post the pic?
How commie does my watch look on this commie band?
Apparently my camera isn't as horrible when I am not using the google camera app.
>Never go full retard. Always buy reps and spend your leftover money on stocks.
Could you please stop posting that eyesore?
I don't care if it's rep or gen, it looks hideous regardless. At least you didn't spend hilarious amounts of money on it.
Someone posted an AP RO chronograph and that shit once, if it's you, post the AP 100% of the times instead.
I believe it's a Sea-Gull 1963 with a black dial.
You can obtain one by contacting hked on the WatchUSeek forums and LongIslandWatches too.
I've been planning on purchasing one myself.
What are some good places to buy reps? I like the Bell and Ross designs but the company is SHIT and are selling ETA for $5k. Anywhere I can pick up a decent rep for cheap?
Buy a $25 one of aliexpress and realise that the square case is retarded, save up for a Sinn 556.
Alternatively if you don't realise that it's retarded do your own research for TDs and wonder if it's worth ~$300 to you.
Saw the TD's on RWI yeah it's costly. I'll see if it's worth it in a while as I can't buy this second.
And I already have a Sinn 856 as well as a Damasko. I just want to appease my inner pleb because I like B&R designs but the company is 100% marketing and shilling without the performance or history to back it up. I also find the black-on-grey or grey-on-black designs interesting. Wish there were more B&R round designs rather than just the chronos; I'd buy the vintage BR123 if it was a PVD case with closed caseback but I can't bear to buy a SS with dressed up Miyota.
I saw the aliexpress knockoffs, those are too atrocious for me to consider. I already have 2 ultra cheap Chinese watches, the Fineat AT ripoff (which is surprisingly good and would be better if it wasn't thick as fuck and the crown didn't feel like it was always about to fall off) and a Sewor knockoff sub. Both are surprisingly good but still junk.
Mostly, I want a rep to fuck the mountain jews and also to see if plebs care (as plebs don't usually care about watches, I doubt it but I want to see). Or better yet, if supposed WIS can't tell the difference
So here's a look at my 1975 King Seiko 5256-8010, now with sapphire crystal (and a NOS Seiko crystal purchased in case I ever want to put it on).
I can't believe I got it for $120 USD + shipping. This watch is staggeringly beautiful.
Premoon speedy, more lean and elegant than moonwatch
rolex datejust in some nice shiny opalecent color, like tiger eye for example
A seamaster like the one in OP's would have me set for a while too
The Sewor knockoff is identical to the Soki minus the brad name. They have the same features: chromed pot metal case, folded links, cheapo movement. Sewor costs $2 more though, here's the link if you insist:
Anyways, anyone else can recommend a B&R (or any rep) + site? I've seen a few that catch my eye unless anyone else has a recommendation.....
Might as well get the rep. It comes with a very decent Miyota 9015 movement.
I'm really interested in Damasko's a35 movement, but as of yet the designs just aren't making me feel it. Dk14/15 is too chunky monkey, I'll wait for a different look as I don't want or need a bezel - basically a Da36 with their in-house movement is ideal, da36 with small seconds would be ok. Their new gmt is kinda bleh, Sinn does it better but falls short of being a real German watch.
You can't be a german watch with a Swiss movement, simple as that.
There's the issue of servicing though. I buy for the long game, and what happens when Konrad dies? What happens to the the family company? Will there be people at Damasko capable of replacing parts and servicing their first in house movements in 20 years time?
This makes me reluctant.
Rolex will still be here. Patek of course. Anything with an ETA has a century's worth of spares and beyond. Seiko? Sure, despite their lackadaisical official stance to grand spares. They'll be there if Japan is still there in 20 years.
But all these neato in house innovations pouring out lately? Their futures aren't as clear.
I remember back in 08 the grumblings and arguments online about swatch ceasing movement proliferation, which has been continually pushed back till basically now.
People were mostly thrilled at the future prospects for innovation, but you'd have the occasional grizzled WISfag vet that voiced their misgivings, that in-house was nice but the practical realities wouldn't necessarily be as sweet.
But we were all blinded by our
Time will tell.
Only the strong and smart and cunning makers will survive, now more than ever.
It's worse than the quartz crisis. That was a revolution, one kind of watch for another.
Today the threat is existential: it's not a change in some essential item, they're just not needed at all.
I love the big red case that comes with it.
I really want a JLC Reverso with the moon phase. That and a classic rolex would make a great 2 piece collection for me senpai.
Where? I'm pretty skeptical of buying fakes and I'm not really a big fan of them but it's not like I'll be buying a real Patek anytime soon and I'd like to have a fake nautilus for shits and giggles.
>Pateks made in China
You people are aware that not every Swiss watch is actually Swatch right? And they're not all lowest-bidder mountain jew trickery, Pateks are outrageously expensive but they really are made in Switzerland by hand with immense care and attention to detail and they're the real deal that they claim to be.
Reverso interests me (heck, JLCas a whole interests me) but the larger cases seem out of line with the style in general, and the smaller variants look too feminine, or at least are too evocative for me of the cartier tank, which every female in my family has had at least once - so just subjective association I guess.
I think the smaller ones are all hand wound, too so I'd be missing out on those juicy JLC auto calibres.
I agree. I have small wrists too :/ There's always the squadra...not quite the same look though
I just realized the squadra is big as fuck nvm
Does anyone have any experience replacing watch crystals? Would it be feasible to install a domed acrylic crystal in my SNZG15, and if so, what tools would I need? I have a case press and screwdrivers and stuff.
Some of their case and dial designs are a little boring, as they are similar to watches other brands have been making longer (and better.)
That being said, if you're looking at the in-house movement models you're looking at a piece of one of the smaller and newer (relatively speaking) brands trying to break into real watchmaking, that means movement and all. It's a brand attempting to really join the big boy's table, and not just be one of a million swiss and german companies dropping ETA into some random display back case for sale. Does that sound poetic and inspiring to you? If so, check their stuff out. If not, then move on.
>That being said, if you're looking at the in-house movement models you're looking at a piece of one of the smaller and newer (relatively speaking) brands trying to break into real watchmaking, that means movement and all. It's a brand attempting to really join the big boy's table, and not just be one of a million swiss and german companies dropping ETA into some random display back case for sale. Does that sound poetic and inspiring to you? If so, check their stuff out. If not, then move on.
9b8 he's pretty much got it down pat.
In my opinion they just don't have anything truly distinctive about them compared to everything else out there - they still haven't created a distinctive model, or line or whatever, and they can't rest on the weight of history like VC can and get away with it as they're such a new company.
And as far as the brand goes, the creators set out to create "affordable luxury", which every mall-tier sales assistant will be quick to remind you if you just happen to linger a halfsecond too long in front of the FC display case.
Everything about these superfluous items has got to do with perception. FC don't really rank all that highly as a brand, yet.
They seem to make breddy good watches, just boring, I know a guy or two have own one (their first good watch - that seems to be the trend and the demographic they've been targeting up till now) and they have no complaints.
I was looking at their in-house moonphase model quite closely as I was interested in a relatively inexpensive inhouse moonphased dressy watch.
In person it was uninspiring, but it also just looked way too big. 40mm for a flat, bezel-less expanse of white?
Looks too big.
Oh, since you asked how they were as a brand, I'll just add that at least the name "Freddy Constant" isn't some fake name generated by a marketing board like Maurice Lacroix is.
My autism can't allow me to forgive that.
It's a shrewd attempt to imply a long heritage by using what would appear to be an individual's name that just never existed, and the lineage isn't there that of course some oblivious fools will fall for unquestioningly.
"Vacheron & Constantin"
Heck, even the new boys like Frank Muller, FP Journe, Philly Dufour, Karikarkarkar Voutilaineninny etc.,etc.
FC at least has some basis in reality.
Maurice Lafag was apparently the name of the janitor of the building the founders who created the brand worked in.
In which case that would be hilariously and ironically subversive, like a big but secret fuck you to consumers that you hate but you want to fool into buying your products.
Dunno if it's true though.
I had to actually look that up.
I wondered wtf these "DW" pieces of shit that seemed to balloon and appear everywhere all of a sudden were.
Now if there wasn't a success story I don't know what is.
More power to him if retards fall for the cheapest form of marketing.
I myself can only be bought by the most expensive and tasteful kinds of advertising and shillage.
>The story behind Daniel Wellington begins with a trip half way around the globe where Filip Tysander, the founder of Daniel Wellington, met an intriguing gentleman from the British Isles. The man had the inspiring ability to be genteel but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style and loved to wear his watches on old weathered NATO straps. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course.
I dunno if it is 100% bullshit or if there really was a man called Daniel Wellington, anyway, it might still not be a completely invented name
And its a fashion watch after all, no one appreciates them for watchmaking, not even the plebs, just looks. So it is a bit different than those others.
Its a wholly different thing if you market your expensive _luxury_ watch with fake heritage to people who somewhat care about watches (but not enough to really research). DW is a sub-200 bucks fashion watch, so it shouldn't be an example of this.
And, on a somewhat unrelated note, the preppy look that you get with a minimalist-ish dressy watch and a NATO is a good look. I "appreciate"/respect DW for popularizing that look, it was pretty clever of them as relatively few companies have been selling their watches on NATOs like that. They should still cost less, tho. Or have better innards.
>...met an intriguing gentleman from the British Isles. The man had the inspiring ability to be genteel but still relaxed and unpretentious. He had an impeccable style and loved to wear his watches on old weathered NATO straps. His name? Well, Daniel Wellington, of course.
This is how I imagine DW looks like.
It's a combination of the dual founders' middle names, which happen to be the names of their great grandparents or some shit.
I think they were just stumped and chose the parts of their names that sounded the be'st together, and lets face it, it sounds better than "Stas-Bax Peter" and has the word "constant" in it.
It's marketing padding, but not entirely fabricated.
>What are some good places to buy reps
Only use trusted sellers from replicawatchforum
still waiting for some grey market importer to pop up here so i can grab this beauty at dealer prices.
I remember being intrigued by the idea that people would pay up to and perhaps beyond 800USD for a fake submariner.
I heard of one outwardly unassuming shop in an infamous indoor flea market in my country that apparently sold "very good and convincing" rolex sub fakes costing upwards of $500.
I went to have a look one day, and yes they did look better than the 150$ fake sold pretty much everywhere else in the country, but you're still sinking 500 bucks into something with false value.
I get why someone would buy a junky fake sub or tag or whatever. I bought one once as a lark when I took some foreign friends to a beach night bazaar. It was crap, fell apart in short order and we all had a kick in wearing our collective imaginary 20k$ around in the surf for a weekend.
But if you're going to buy a convincing fake? The ones that go as far as to using actual gold? (I recall one story about such a rolex)
Then I just don't see the point.
Mind you this was a couple of years ago, and I don't keep up with the quality of fake watches so I don't know if that shop still can produce "very convincing" fakes.
Only reason I can think for getting one is in order to pull a scam on some unsuspecting idiot of which there is no shortage here and elsewhere.
If they'd convert their power reserve apertures to mini moonphase windows I'm there.
I'm there regardless for the neomatik tangente when it gets back in stock in half a year.
It's so typically, boring german that I can't help but love it.
I love the original Metro because it's just the little step aside from the usual German design.
I never really did understand the appeal of moon phase complications, but I suppose to each their own.
Probably after this, I'd head onto either Nomos's Lambda, or the basic Lange 1.
Apart from those, I'd also love Lange's minute repeater and jumping second watches, but those are in the ridiculously priced territory already.
well, there are designs that don't really have any decent affordable alternatives (datejust is sort of like this, submariner not so much)
so if you can get a great lookalike/fake with a good ETA or something movement, why the fuck not? if you either can't afford the real deal or just don't want to buy it
personally tho I'd want the dial to read bagelsport or be blank or something even if I paid $800 for the fake/replica
Spoken like someone who only uses technology while shitposting.
I cannot afford to take my eyes off the road and fumble around in my pocket for my phone while seatbelted into a car doing 80 MPH.
Nor do I like repeatedly removing/replacing the phone from my pocket in social situations. It looks too much like I'm trying to show off. It's way more appropriate to use during lectures at school.
Although a technologically-conscious person will probably catch me glancing at my Pebble way too often, "normies" simply do not notice or care as much as if I pulled out my phone.
Wait for the Orient re-release. The SKX is rising in price because of rumors that it's being discontinued.
well, there are some people out there who want to "look rich" so they buy fake shit with expensive name brands on it. So there's that.
but say you happen you find a watch because you like the way it looks, and it just so happens that it's a rep watch. Do you forget about it, and not buy it just because it's fake and not valuable, or do you think "I don't care what 'value' it has, I don't care who made it, or what brand name it has slapped on it, I just like the way it looks"?
By the way, I do sort of agree with you, $800 is pretty fucking ridiculous for a counterfeit watch, regardless of how good it looks.
>I cannot afford to take my eyes off the road and fumble around in my pocket for my phone while seatbelted into a car doing 80 MPH.
Well to be frank, you shouldn't be shitposting from your wrist either, or even reading short messages.
>Nor do I like repeatedly removing/replacing the phone from my pocket in social situations. It looks too much like I'm trying to show off. It's way more appropriate to use during lectures at school.
Yeah, it is more discreet. But its all about how much you focus on it, no one cares if you type out a message or check a message in a social situation (as everyone does it) but it is very inappropriate if you're glued to the screen the whole time. If you're repeatedly looking at your wrist and so on, it also looks weird.
The lecture part I don't even get; again, no one cares if you just take a look, but if you're not going to focus on the lecture most of the time, why are you even there.
I can see the appeal but it is hardly that great. I've used a pebble for a few months, too. The best things were GPS directions on your wrist (really nice when its raining) and displaying shopping lists.
>I'd head onto either Nomos's Lambda
Nomos's most expensive offerings really do nothing for me.
I see nothing at all special about the lambda and lux, and think that their normal range's designs are much better, if ultimately derivative from that one Lange back before WW2.
>I never really did understand the appeal of moon phase complications, but I suppose to each their own.
It's more interesting than a power reserve IMO. I have never seen the use in that complication, and I think it just takes up space on the dial.
At least the moonphase, though not exactly practical for 99% of people (though it does have its uses, strange as they may be), is interesting to look at.
>I'd also love Lange's minute repeater
You and everyone all m8ty.
If I had the money, I would like Kari Voutilainen's decimal repeater cased in something that has lange 1815 styling. Maybe if I can accrue enough funds ole Kari will still be open to custom work (I don't like his current styling).
Quarter and minute repeaters are neato, and I've been hunting for a specific extinct brand's pocket mintute repeater for a decade, but they're just not intuitive.
The decimal repeater makes more intuitive sense, and I'm surprised no one bothered to even attempt one back in the day. Though perhaps people thought of time more in the sense of quarters on a dial rather than a precise read out of hours and minutes.
Finally pulled the trigger on my first ever watch lads.. could not be happier
ps. note how Seiko made the Day thing bilingual so you have SAT and then the word for that in Arabic because I bought it in Saudi Arabia.
I don't bother sending anything from the Pebble, that'd just take too long, but it's great to be able to check texts and emails as easily as the time. I also like being able to look through my schedule and plan things out without ever having to touch a paper agenda or a phone.
>If you're repeatedly looking at your wrist and so on, it also looks weird.
It's way less weird than pulling your phone out, holding it under the edge of the desk, and looking like you're taking selfies of your dick, like all the dudes who sit in the back of classes and do nothing.
idk about you but if I'm writing something, I'm probably staring down at my hand and the paper, not the professor. Thus the watch is easy and unobtrusive to glance at. It's great for displaying and remembering formulas. Some, if not most people will take their phone out and put it on the desk so they can check it in a similar fashion, but obviously this leads to risk of accidentally knocking it off the table and presents the image that you're trying to show off your phone.
What looks weird is trying to play a game on it, but really none of the Pebble games are worth playing for more than a few minutes, and really nobody cares if you fuck with a wristwatch while idle if you aren't disturbing anybody. You look like way less of a tool than someone who whips out a handheld console or is obnoxiously rolling their phone around in their hands trying to play Car Stunts Ultra Russian Driving Game or whatever tripe you can get on a touchscreen nowadays.
Hello /g/, it's your friendly neighborhood /k/ here, I need some words of wisdom on this topic. I'm looking for a good field ops watch and I thought I'd get some input from you fellas, since online reviews seem to be all over the place with their suggestions.
I need something that's tough and reliable, first and foremost, and could outlive me in a warzone. Something that could go at least over a year without a battery change. A good backlight for low-light conditions and a digital display are a must. As for functions, accurate timekeeping is the absolute priority, followed by a good stopwatch function and a countdown timer (with an alarm if possible). Everything else is optional.
Thanks in advance for any info on the matter.
>I see nothing at all special about the lambda and lux, and think that their normal range's designs are much better, if ultimately derivative from that one Lange back before WW2.
True, true. I think most of Nomos's appeal is the value for money, so once you hit their higher end line, you might as well splurge on a higher end watch too.
>At least the moonphase, though not exactly practical for 99% of people (though it does have its uses, strange as they may be), is interesting to look at.
I personally find a lot of use in power reserves, especially since I don't go out every day.
Lets me know when my watch is winding down.
The moon phase does add a nice splash of color, but I can't find a practical use for it.
To each their own indeed.
>If I had the money, I would like Kari Voutilainen's decimal repeater
Ah yeah, I had a look at that just now and it's...
Yeah, not a very nice dial and case.
I wonder how much Kari'd charge to do one though?
As for the quarters vs. decimal repeaters, I'm thinking it was just easier to design the mechanism for a quarter repeater, rather than a decimal one.
I don't want to skimp on quality and buy some cheap shit that'll only break down in a month. Though I'd be nice if it didn't bankrupt me either. So I guess several hundred dollars would be fine, if that can get me anything decent.
I've seen recommendations for the G-Shock, but it's an older watch and I was wondering that perhaps there have been newer, better variants made that I haven't heard of.
I do already have a dedicated compass so I don't really need one on the watch.
>I've seen recommendations for the G-Shock, but it's an older watch
New g-shocks come out every year.
G-shocks are probably the only watches you'll actually see on real soldiers since they the least likely to bust and they're not very expensive.
I recall that various navy divers from various countries used gshock frogman variants built for them to their spec.
Gshocks renew themselves annually, there's no way that they can be "old watches".
What I meant is that the G-Shock series has been one that's been around for a while, and I see most places recommending them, which is great and all, but I was just wondering if perhaps people have become so accustomed to them that they're missing some newer, better watch series from either Casio or other companies.
Also, another thing that came to mind is how well do digital watches perform under low temperatures? I'm going to find myself in conditions where temperatures go to -30C (-22F) and lower, and I'm wondering how that may affect performance, since it looks like the G-Shock watches are designed to only go as low as -10C, or at least that's as low as their thermometers go.
Why would Casio scrap their established brand? No, they just make new G-Shock models. If you think some other brand, there's Suunto, but those usually have more specific functions like ABC or GPS.
I can't see digital watches being affected by temperature. They're sealed. The cold would marginally affect quartz accuracy, but far less than a mechanical, and Wavecepter (radio sync) negates that if supported in the area.
Pic also related.
>but I was just wondering if perhaps people have become so accustomed to them that they're missing some newer, better watch series from either Casio or other companies.
None that would tick all your boxes except for this extreme cold thing you've got.
I'm sure that there's some g variant that's made for cold.
I have heard that their typical rubber straps don't fair well at all when you get into the minus double digits - they will freeze and crack.
Most canada/russfags I've seen wear their watches under their clothing, close to their body warmth anyway.
I don't know of any watch whose movement, digital or analog that has a clearly stated and marketed -30C and lower resistance.
Wear it closer to your skin.
> you're trying to show off your phone
well I guess its nice if you're so damn afraid of looking like that
just seems weird to me since half the people I deal with have a relatively new, relatively expensive smartphone nowadays
it can somewhat affect accuracy (not to a level where it'd matter) but remember that the watch is strapped to your wrist, it never really goes down to -30, unless you wear it on your coat, but... people have put g-shocks in water and frozen it for a night and they've been fine.
I've never had problems with any watches (mechanical or quartz, vintage or new) and I too, occasionally spend a lot of time in an environment that an go down to nearly -30 celsius (this year the worst was like -25 only). and I've owned 4 g-shocks
Good to know. Guess I'll look up the G-Shock Mudman series then, as those seem to be pretty much what I need. There are a few different models, but I assume they all offer the same basic toughness and quality, right? Or is a 500$ one twice as tough as a 200$ model?
>I have heard that their typical rubber straps don't fair well at all when you get into the minus double digits - they will freeze and crack.
Well, I assume it wouldn't be too hard to replace the factory straps with something more durable like nylon or leather. Or at the worst case scenario I could just carry the watch itself in a pocket.
I've looked those up and they're not quite what I'm looking for, but thanks for the info.
they're not rubber but resin
I've not heard of that, but I really doubt that they'd just randomly crack
but yeah you can get an adapter for nato nylon straps if you want to be sure
>There are a few different models, but I assume they all offer the same basic toughness and quality, right?
pretty much, some models have a specialty or two (like special "mud resistance" or something), but as far as durability go they're all pretty much the same. other functions vary.
metal cases aren't actually good for shock resistance tho
Also the cheap Casios tell you that resin does crack with age and exposure. I can't say the same for the more expensive models, but for a flexible strap I wouldn't fully trust it over established materials like leather, nylon, metal.