Vintage goodies edition.
Did I waste my money on this shiny watch /fa/?
i saw a dude posting a kudoke watch once, is he around.?
should I? it's cheap, reliable and is full titanium and probably has a miyota movement inside.
Holy shitake mudslime dat look exacuntly lik mein Oriental Capital
Do you really want titanium? I'm not a fan of it personally, it's kind of dull and more tool-looking than stainless and it scratches really easily. If it's a Miyota quartz movement then that's nothing special at all by the way, they make most of the generic movements for chinese made "Japan movt" watches.
I like titan because of its leight weight. it's anti-allergic and non-magnetic too. some people just defend it going by these traits. if polish and finish is nicely done, I see no harm in it and it won't look like a dull tool. not sure about that model though but I guess I like it. that watch is only 60 Euros anyway. not disagreeing with your opinion on miyota movements, I just never owned a watch with such a movement. I usually have any seiko type movement when I occasionally wear quartz.
The 316L stainless used in watches is also nonmagnetic and has extra low nickel content so the allergy risk really isn't very high unless you're already allergic to nickel. You're right that it's lighter though, I guess it's just personal preference over whether you like titanium or not. By the way Seiko makes a lot of pretty nice titanium watches and they're also mostly pretty cheap, if you want more options.
>By the way Seiko makes a lot of pretty nice titanium watches and they're also mostly pretty cheap, if you want more options.
thanks, I'll look into it, even though I'm not that picky. in the end I usually prefer Seiko anyways. the Boccia is a brand by Tutima and I just wanted a cheap daily beater for more variety and see what those are like.
wtf, that's too much. how much did it cost?
I love this casual retro look of Q&Q
How much does it cost to mod a watch.
I'd like to try replacing the hands and the face on a SNZG13 to give it a cleaner more sinn like look
is it difficult ? Or too expensive to bother trying on such a cheap watch.
are there any other options for something that would give me the look for about a similar price
The hands and face would be marked up if you bought the pieces individually. Still shouldn't be *too* expensive. The job itself is pretty simple, I've done the same with several Seiko SKX divers. The skin in your ear makes earwax. I might sound a bit biased with my meager experience, but I think most people can do it.
Make sure you purchase decent watchmaking tools. Stay away from the sub $10 toolkits that you find on eBay and Amazon.
All you need is a pair of steady hands, a clean tabletop, and decent watchmaker tools to do the job.
I'm having a look online now and see a lot of people talking about Yobokies, thought i cant see anyone mentioning and prices anywhere.
How much could I expect a set of hands and face to cost me ?
Yobokies is great to deal with. You go to his photobucket and find the stuff he's selling, then just e-mail him and paypal the money. I've bought stuff from him before and he's really professional about it.
Here's my current watch, the Vostok Kommandirskie.
I'm thinking that I need to change the strap, or just buy a better watch. Looking for something minimal, but wallet friendly if you all don't mind helping me out
I'm sure any resemblance is purely coincidental. It's a pretty nice watch, I like it a lot even if it's a rip-off.
My Seiko Black Monster. Durable as all hell, and always reliable.
btw I just found a very nice looking Seiko Titanium. I'm digging it but it costs a bit more.
maybe I'm gonna cop that. surprisingly, it even has lume indicators at 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. comes with black and blue dials as well but I like the white one.
vintage watches shouldn't look vintage
meaning gouges in the case, deep scuffs that cannot be polished out of the crystal, and rust developing on the internals of the watch are all very bad signs and should not be celebrated
when you're buying a vintage watch don't pay extra for signs of abuse
What is this style of watch. I k ow it'd a pilot. But would it still be called a flieger? Or is a flieger just for German / German styled ww2 watches.
Can I get anything with this pilot style without winning the lottery or getting remortgaged a house
field watches have that similar look, they only call it piolot because they want the breitling and the bell and ross fanboys to drool over something actually well built for a change.
hamilton field khaki will do as well as a number of IWC models if you like the sub dial
both brands are very affordable
What does /fa/ think of sinn ?
I keep considering a 358 for my first "proper" watch.
I don't make Rolex money but something around this region is doable for me
>IWC most underrated watch maker
I need a good reason to justify spending 20k the IWC portugieser annual calendar.
What do you fellas with baby sized wrists opt for?
Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control 140889
Thinking about getting this Raketa Copernic.
Does it look /fa/ or too autistic?
it's one of those things where i like the formal properties, but would feel like i'm wearing a swatch. gimmicky, a bit childish. and then i'd start to nitpick things like the numbers, which feel like they need refinement. and every time i looked at it, i'd like it less and less. and eventually i'd toss it in a drawer and never touch the thing.
feel similarly about raketa's big zero. except i don't have any real issue with the dial. i'd just feel completely autistic wearing it, and would tend to feel similarly if i saw it on anyone. (a graphic designer could pull it off, but he or she'd also look like a total tryhard because of their lack of subtlety.)
Thinking of getting this seamaster with og strap for 280AUD. Good working condition, besides the worn dial. Advice?
You can get a Seastar in much better shape for much cheaper on eBay. Hell of a watch though. My dad had his for decades. I think he didn't get the seals replaced or something and it got water in it and died. He used it out sailing and stuff though so it did its job well for years.
I wouldn't say under rated at all.
Just get the 5007-04 or the older but just as good 5001-14. you don't need the annual calendar and the watch looks just as good. Plus the annual calendar looks really clumsy on the Portuguese with the fucking "annual calendar" slapped on the face.
They do. It comes with the Rose Gold face.
But I get what you mean, my favourite thing about my 5001-14 is the Rose gold numbers and face that makes it stand out more.
not necessarily, but unless you know your shit for real it's hard. You can goto watch groups and link it, the seller themselves will usually give you an idea of how reputable they are.
Save a little more and grab a SARB033 or the white version. You'll be glad you did a month from now if you ever looked further into watches. I was in exactly the same boat as you 2 years ago and I'm so glad I got a sarb.
Omega speedmaster is beautiful.
The 368 seems to go for less than £1,600 new here in the uk. Speed master I wasn't sure how nice of an example I'd be able to find for that price or how confident i would be in knowing I was getting a really good deal second hand.
I've never heard of the Damasko chronograph before however it's a sexy looking watch.
The thing that puts me off the sinn is not being able to try in on in person first
That particular model has been on my radar for some time now. I would definitely cop it for the background story on why the watch is designed that way (the hands especially). Would make a great story for icebreaking sessions.
I don't see the point.
I don't like automatics much either although I own 2 automatics, I still prefer the more accurate time tracking in quartz, batteries or not, just for convenience.
besides, that SARB033 costs almost €300-€500 on amazon. fuck that. you didn't point out any advantages about it either.
>Does it look /fa/ or too autistic?
It's pretty interesting and it can pass, if you're wearing an outfit that suits it.
Try get one with a black dial, it should be a lot more versatile..
Sup /fa/ just copped this watch for 15 quid. did i do good or was it a waste? I'll probably look to change the strap to a simple leather one
I think it's battery life but not working, it works with other "watchfaces" though.
You can basicly get lots of watchfaces with different subdials, anything you could get on a real watch + some other "practical" ones.
bulova was my first "dress" watch
gruen and sieko i found cleaning out my grandfathers house when he passed and thought they looked pretty neat, even if the gruen is a rolex lookalike
Yeah I'm not sure about it either. It also comes in this scheme
I have no idea what you're talking about?
Seamasters in questionable condition are easily under $500 on ebay in stainless or gold plate or gold cap. They're great little watches if you want to get into vintage watches and you're willing to hunt around for one in good shape. There's lots of sellers trying to pass off shitty ones, though.
Surely you don't think I'm being serious, right?
the huaweiwatch looks interesting but it's still not smart to buy a smartwatch based on the horrible sizes (nothing for skinny wrists males or females) and shit battery life. great, another faggot device I can charge up at night just so it runs during the day. smartphone defeats the purpose of owning one as well. I really like a watch that tells the time and the date and that's all it does. now if a watch forcing invasive bullshit on you as well now, like showing your twitter feed 24/7, it's already another reason not to get one.
they have all kinds of designs.
I like that one for example although the crown might be a bit too big and I prefer 18mm band width rather than 20mm
Was looking for fragrances, saw this, hnnng, I want it
Okay /fa/, it's crunch time (well, next week some time).
Have to make a decision between these two Rolexes:
14060M (Submariner no-date, two liner)
16710 (GMT Master II, Black bezel)
I prefer these older models to the swollen ROLEXROLEXROLEX chineserussianarab-bait of the new ones if anyone asks. A lot on here like them so whatever enjoy if you want the look is just not for me.
I've been eyeing the no-date sub for a while. I love the simplicity of the two-liner dial, the lack of that date window and unsightly cyclops which ruins the simplicity of an otherwise perfect dial design.
Lugholes are a plus as I change straps often.
It's a classic, and pretty much the originator of a look that's been copied to death. I always prefer the original.
I don't dive, but I swim when on holiday etc.
As for the GMT, well, the GMT master was probably the first watch I ever saw that made me want to desire a watch. I must've been about 8 or 9 and it was in a shop window when I was on holiday or something - it was two-tone and very shiny so that's not exactly relevant to this current decision. That desire isn't strong now, but I do travel a lot and have family and business at many different time zones. (not that this is really a concern in the day and age of the smartphone).
Is the ND sub just too simple?
I just figure, since the cost is very close, that with the GMT I get more complications. More "stuff" is always better than less "stuff"?
But the classic relative minimalism of the ND sub...
Any anons own one or the other that would like to weigh in on a decision between the two?
14060M. Now if it was between than and a pepsi 1675 then that would be a tough one.
Well I think the 14060 is the best looking of all the subs. I'm just not a fan of all the dial text and the maxi cases and the ceramic bezels and stuff, I think the older subs are much more elegant. And then I really only like GMTs if they have a pepsi bezel, I guess because it reminds me of Pan Am which my dad used to work for.
You can remove the cyclops, it's just adhered to the crystal.
However, it's stupid, because you'll kill the resale value. I don't think any good watchmaker who really cares about his craft would do it either.
Disgusting collection of nigger watches
>chronoshit with rallye strap
>weaboo meme green dial watch with shark mesh
Kill yourself faggot and go back to WUS. Seriously why does this board have such a shit taste in watches. It's always the same bullshit with slavshit, muh SEIKUH and Rolex knockoffs. baka senpai desu
rate my taste senpai
garbage collection apart from the constellation and ocean 1, and you still manage to fuck them up with shit straps
You think I should put my Constellation on a strap made of beef jerky?
full blown nato fag here, always get complimented on these cheap dinky watches I wear...right after the whole France attack a bunch of qt pies ask me about my red white and blue strap, yeah I am totally doing it to support my fellow frenchmen lol dumb fucking stacys. ~le solidarity~
>make up some bullshit story about people commenting on my watch strap cos i'm an insecure lonely faggot
Please find me a cheaper alternative to this
Okay, you got me. I was about to start a hitlerdindunuffin tirade. I identify myself as an Aryan White Nationalist. I hate people that are different to me. I can't believe I am telling you all of this. It's like you drew out all of my secrets. You're so good at this, are you a detective?
No. That guy hurt my feelings and now I'm going to derail this thread with my inane bullshit.
Which reminds me, I've got a vintage Orient diver which needs a movement overhaul. The watchmakers in my area are charging $150+ for the service. For an Orient, with such a simple movement that does not require replacement parts, the price is outrageous. The watch, however, carries a lot of sentimental value. I'd like to have it ticking regularly again.
My question is:
Does anybody here have any experience with watch servicing shops online? Should I attempt an overhaul myself, or maybe even a movement replacement?
What do you guys think of this Stuhrling senpai? How is the stuhrling brand? They are having a huge sale on amazon rn
Sturling are cheap watches that are discounted to make you buy em. They are not really swiss and are discounted on purpose. Only if it is what you like and your only option. Check out Seiko if you can.
But I have a smartphone. I only wear a wristwatch because it's basically a man's jewelry, and it's nice to have the time on your wrist so that you don't have to push buttons to see the time.
>>10632559 top-right & 2nd row
>>10637138 bottom-right & top 2nd from right
>>10632559 bottom 6 & top-left
>>10637138 all but bottom-right & top 2nd from right
>>10632750 has some interesting stuff tho
Tag is shit tier, but at least it's not some dumb terrorist seiko or mvmt shit, or whatever. Of you use it as an accesoty, you better upgrade to something better asap.
And then what?
He'll go through life sucking cocks like you obviously do?
Smartwatches are for faggots, you dong slurper.
It's a pretty cool watch but it does look a bit autistic. I think it's interesting and nice but some people will think it's lame. You shouldn't cop it if you don't want to stand out.
Also, I have the Raketa moonphase and it looks and feels rather cheap. I'm guessing the copernicus will be similair, so I wouldn't recommend wearing it to anything formal.
So i just copped a 2 pound DW knock off from chink ebay, why is it they have so many DW replicas and why dont you own one because they look effay as fuck desu
Steinhart ocean one black
Stuhrling canine feces
I don't know the others
mfw i need this but it costs too many shekels
Someone posted a chinese watch in another thread earlier this week. Can anyone tell me what company that is again?
The watches have a ceramic bezel and look ok. Quality is hit and miss, but what can you expect for so little money.
Besides pic related does anyone know of any military style watches with a compass bezel? thanks in advance
I guess some of the Seiko SARG models are sort of field watch style and they have a compass bezel. The Seiko Alpinist also has a compass bezel but it's not military style. I can't really think of any other watches that have that type of bezel.
Just bought this Belorussian monohand watch as a Xmas present for my brother. Did I do well /fa/? It think it's a really interesting mechanical with a unique design at a good price point.
You've quoted the same watch twice, you dumb shit, and the other is a fucking wall clock.
Fact is; I've posted three different watches and one wall clock that destroys your claim that piece of shit time piece is of 'unique design'.
>literally owned by seiko
baka desu senpai
>tfw copping le ebin seiko 5 reddit tier meme watch soon
You act like this kind of hand display is something new, or even worse, that is somehow unique to affordable watches.
The one-hand timepiece has existed as a wristwatch at least from the 80's and today we have gorgeous high-end examples of this fashion as well, like pic related.
>one of the watches I keep coming back, when I think about one-hand timepieces
>poor /fa/ gs
Hope you like it very much. Please share pics of it when you get it.
What a beauty
>one of the watches I keep coming back, when I think about one-hand timepieces
Actually, now that I think so AGAIN, I might just pull the trigger on one, it would be a nice addition to my collection, but I'm in doubt regarding this "second generation" design. (pic related)
How does /fa/ feels between the first one-hand Speake-Marin and this new version called "Velsheda"?
>tl;dr This or That
I can see why you would say that. besides, having an automatic with handwinding as well is always better. I just wish there was 4 o'clock crown position watches with hand-winding by Seiko. I don't even think they have any like that.
>Hope you like it very much. Please share pics of it when you get it.
for now it seems like a reasonable purchase. thank you, I'll probably post some shots if I get one.
I feel so sorry for Archie. Is he obvious someone who has been bullied his entire life, or neglected by his parents. He has become such a cruel shadow of a human being, driven to rage by shiny bits of metal that tell the time.
and saying that retarded japanese desu shit after every sentance isnt meme. K
Why do you idiots buy SOVIET watches?
You would literally get laughed out of the room in russia because they know everything that came out of the soviet union was shit, but you cucckolds are like "wow it's a piece of history, so unique... Im so historical"
Please an hero as soon as possible. You are so insanely infantile.
Just saw this on Stowa's website and it made me wonder. Is there no awkward feeling about watches designed for military purposes for Nazi Germany? Would have thought Germans would at least downplay the significance of anything from that time, but Stowa at least doesn't give a fuck, which is pretty hilarious.
So just because Nazis wore a watch it should be erased from history and never worn again? Hugo Boss was a pretty fervent Nazi and he made a whole bunch of uniforms for the SS and other groups and yet people still love buying stuff with his name on it. Zeiss made bomb sights for the Luftwaffe and they're still around selling cameras and scientific equipment. Pic related is a Seikosha ship's clock made for the Imperial Japanese Navy, Nippon Kogaku (better known as Nikon) made optical equipment and bomb sights for Japan.
Is this a reliable guide for poorfags?
Any others you'd recommend in the <$50 category?
>everything that came out of the soviet union was shit
QUESTION TIME !
i'll be backpacking in usa for some months and i need a resistant watch that won't attract too much attention: i heard seiko 5 is a good choice, but i also read about how bad it is at keeping the time and the date
is it something i can overwatch or there are better alternatives?
also skinny wrists, so no gshocks
You want a good quality quartz, basically. Don't fall for the mechanical meme. Sure the movement is cool, but only the $10k+ models can keep the time accurately. Anything below that range (even ~$500 watches) has the same daily deviation as a shit-tier quartz gets in a month.
Explorers and aviators always look pretty shit, except in sportswear where they fit quite well. However, they're designed to be extremely resistant and typically keep the time well.
Seiko has user manuals on their sites where you can check the rated accuracy of their watches, so if you want to know if a seiko 5 is right for you, you should probably start there.
If all else fails, a casio is extremely cheap and extremely resistant.
what do you guys think of this one?
Citizen Eco-Drive Military, 160 euros
Citizen watches are best avoided. They're pretty ugly even at the high-end, and always look cheap. If you want cheap but good-looking watches, look at timex and casio analog models. If you want more middle-endy models, try omega, tissot or seiko.
Got it a little over a year ago, it's okay for beginners but I agree with the previous suggestion of Seiko
>If you want more middle-endy models, try omega, tissot or seiko.
>omega, tissot, seiko
MFW people make knockoffs of a knockoff brand.
The highest-end Tissot doesn't come close to the lowest-end Omega. 99.9% of Seiko's product line can't touch the lowest end Tissot. The only Seiko lines that can compare to Omega quality are the Grand Seiko and Ananta, but nobody buys them because they lack style and prestige.
From the Swatch Group website:
Prestige and Luxury Range: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega.
High Range: Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte.
Middle Range: Tissot, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton; Calvin Klein watches + jewelry.
Basic Range: Swatch, Flik Flak.