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For real though, are they even practical anymore? Other than just sitting there and looking pretty does it make any sense to wear these things?
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>>10689178
>>10689178

>asks if watch is practical
>watches tell you the time
>implying that knowing what time it is not practical
>top kek
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A $600 way to tell you what your cell phone already can.
>kek
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Watches are just accessories now, unless you're too lazy to take your phone out of your pocket or you live in a bad city where taking your phone out of your pocket=being stabbed, then they serve a purpose
>>10689189
You do realize you can just look at your fucking phone for that right?
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>>10689266
Watches are more convenient.
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They show you that I'm richer than you, and shows the world that im rich and i get treated bettwr as a result. That's extremely practical.
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It's a lot more convenient than playing around with a phone. But yeah they're mostly fashion accessories these days.
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I think watches may become obsolete entirely.
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what do these kekolds know about watches
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Steinhart thread

Post Steinhart watches
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>>10689266
You do realize that people in professional settings can't pull out their phone when they need to tell the time?
It's a lot better to glance down at a watch while working/talking than reaching down, getting in your pocket, dragging out your phone, pressing the home button, staring at it, reading a notification, ignoring what the other person is saying, and then shove it back?
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fuccboi here
what's a good watch between 80-500$?
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>>10689354
this is the best case scenario LOL
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Privilege.
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>>10689178
I think they are still practical.
especially right now where smartphones have shitty battery life. also, I got a day and date window on mine. always useful if I have to sign something and forgot what day it is exactly.
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>>10689357
anything Seiko - Pulsar - Lorus.
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>>10689357
Seiko, Hamilton, some Orients
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thoughts?
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>>10689691
bad speedmaster ripoff
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>>10689329
oh my god oh my god max bill i'm in love why don't fucking chinks make fake max bills...
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>>10689178
If you sometimes do things with your hands that don't involve a computer, that prevent you from pulling out your phone from your pocket, and you have a life with responsibilities and obligations which require you to know the time, yes they're practical.

But then obviously city dwellers on wellfare of which there are many around here don't really have such problems.
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Since when was practicality /fa/?
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>>10689730
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>>10689178
Just get a cheap beater for starters, then after a few weeks of wearing it just stop doing so, and you'll notice that you'll be looking at your wrist more than often. You'll also notice that it's much more convenient than checking your phone.
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What do you think /fa/m?
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I wouldn't trust anyone without a watch were capable of reading the time desu.
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>>10689407
That's true. For some reason people want to bring up the best case scenario and it's kind of silly.

One method of telling the time is just as convenient as the other. We all have preferences. That's it. I'll use my watch to tell the time, day, and date. I'll use my phone to do exactly the same and so much more. In fact, I'm such a special snowflake, I'll use both.
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>>10689955
stop it senpai you are making me wet
#~~~~~~
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>>10689354
Yea but most people on /fa/ will never work in a professional environment
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Just bought pic related
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https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/a-seventy-five-dollar-watch-that-looks-like-a-million-bucks
buy a seiko 5, there are a million different combinations of dials, cases, and styles to suit your needs and all of us over on the /g/ watch thread won't call you a faggot for buying a shitty quartz fashion brand watch.
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watches are very practical
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I can't exactly pull out my phone when riding my motorbike. A watch lets me check the time fine though
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>>10689178
practical jewelry, if u can afford one, why not? just buy one in your price range, saves you a few seconds every time you want to check the time, also looks good
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>>10693981

I'd totally wear this if this was around when I was a kid.

Pic related, also hella neat
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>>10689189
A luxury watch tells more than a time, it tells that the wearer is in good times. Though even a Chinese watch would tell time accurately.

Watches are just an accessory now.
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>>10689329
looks good, a poor fag with Seiko chrono here
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>>10692941
seiko 5's have no winding though, just self-winding.

I find automatics to be annoying. I prefer quartz.
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>>10689266
People who use this argument have clearly never been in a situation where it's simply unprofessional to pull out your phone. Glancing at a watch is much more subtle in a meeting as opposed to pulling out a phone, especially if you're sitting down.
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>>10691625
>In fact, I'm such a special snowflake, I'll use both.
You're on /fa/, you're supposed to take sides.
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>>10691413
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My uncle exclusively buys Tag Heuer watches. My mother said it's expensive and I should ask him to borrow one if I have a very high-end interview.
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>>10689266
How are people still this retarded? Glancing at your wrist takes a microsecond, which is ten times more convenient than the 10 microseconds it may take to take out your phone. There are many social situations where it would be rude to straight-up take out your phone, or if you're at work, in a lecture and want to know the time but not be disrespectful, at church, a meeting (part of these things called jobs), etc. etc. Kill yourself.
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lol like are shirts even practical, I mean like I don't need to wear one but people will see me differently but lol fuck it am I right
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>>10694531
This
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>>10689609
>>10689651
>Seiko
people will laugh at you
>>10689357
get a hugo boss or daniel wellington if you dont want to be a complete joke
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>>10689339
fuck! that one is beautful, why everyone is only buying the sumbariner copy steinhart instead of this beauty??
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>>10694523
Tag heuer is pleb as fuck.
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>>10694583
The cheapest one I can find is a grand, that's more than I could ever get lol.
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>>10694596
Has nothing to do with price.
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>>10694596
tag heurer is the brand that clueless middle class people buy to feel and appear "rich"
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>>10694549
Just in case this isn't bait: no one should take this advice. seikosare respected and deliver quality design and product. Hugo Boss is a gaudy over branded fashion watch and DW is a meme ripoff
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>>10694609
But he's actually rich tho.
Well, it depends on what /fa/'s entry barrier to rich is.
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>>10694549
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>>10694610
>>10694635
Noone gives a fuck about durability/usabality
Its all about the brand
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>>10689178
It's more convenient that taking your phone out of your pocket whenever you want to know the time. It also looks good, and this is a fashion board after all.
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>>10694628
Well that doesn't make his taste any less shit, any Heuer with TAG on the dial is NASTY DOGSHIT FUCKEROONIE
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Oh god do you actually believe this???
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>>10691413

No. Get a Mondaine if you like that look.

>>10692524

Too big for my taste, but Hamilton is nice.

>>10694795

Old Tags are nice and they still make some nice ones. You parrot.
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>>10694840
>Old Tags are nice and they still make some nice ones. You parrot.
Which ones? A few of the automatic Carreras and then only because they still resemble the pre-TAG ones? I wouldn't have a problem with those having a Seiko movement if only TAG would stop pretending they're not Seiko movements.

Pretty much everything else is awful.
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r8 senpai
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Could/Would a college student wear this?
Opinions?
Thanks.
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>>10694863
real or rep ?
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>>10694906
I like it, it's simple/clean.
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>>10694863
Fake af, desu
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r8 me m8, should I buy? $20

If anyone knows any lightweight/not too expensive watches pls suggest.

I'm not going to pay 4 toes for a 5 pound wrist weight that looks like it was carved by cavemen.

kthxbai.
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>>10694917
Think so too. Really into that clean minimalist look. Nice contrast to my hard-work G-Shock.

Would they be too mature for college students? Don't generally go for preppy /fa/.
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>>10694645
And those brands get you laughed out of the room whereas Seiko still commands respect.
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>>10694645
>being a brand babby

Fucking kill yourself, you dweeb.
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cop or not?
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>>10694854

Exactly. A few of the Carreras.
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Just ordered this bby :')
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>>10695253
model and brand pls.
I am in love
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>>10695267
google image search return
http://www.mvmtwatches.com/products/chrono-white-caramel-leather
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>>10689266
When working with billable hours like for example lawyers do, a watch is extremely convenient to not lose track of the time while working on a client's case and full focus is needed.

If you are only working with a phone you will get too much distracted (same with reading of computer screens all day) and in general you will be less able to constantly track your time expenditure.

So, yes, maybe for some people a watch is unnecessary, but for other it might be very useful.

And of course what others already said: it's very convenient to quickly glance at the time without being disrespectful.
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>>10695272
Completely forgot to do that. My mistake.
$135 is a bit cheap...is it any good?
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>>10695253
They should make the date wheel blank white too.
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>>10695310
>no vowels
>no markings
>no-name chinkshit movement stuffed into an enormous oversized watch (notice how the subdials and date window are all crammed in around the center and the hands aren't long enough to reach the edge of the dial)
No it's shit. $135 is about $150 more than it should cost.
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>>10695269
gtfo.
Talking real timepieces here. Not that shit that needs to be recharged every day.
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>>10695341
Sorry for asking, but what does the length of the hands and location of subdials have to do with the quality of the movement?
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>>10694920
>>10694915
original senpai, i paid 5k for it
> it's pre owned tho
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>>10695459
Mvmnt like countless other no-name brands buys their movements from a third party. Those third parties make their movements very small because that means the same movement can fit into any size watch so they can sell a single movement to as many buyers as possible. It means that they took whatever movement they could get their hands on for cheap and threw it into their watch and let that determine the proportions and aesthetics of the watch rather than choosing proportions that actually look good. It also means that you can bet the watch is enormous.
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>>10695494
are you grill xD ?
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>>10695509
i'm a dude. Are you a grill.?
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>>10695494
Absolutely hideous, what kind of faggot wears shit like this.
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>>10695585
People who aren't poor. Stay pleb friendo.
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there are actually people on /fa/ that will argue watches are pointless. What are you even doing.
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>>10695585
Niggers and new money Russians
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>>10695629
it's just ugly

if ur gonna buy a luxury watch just because, and it looks BASIC go all the way and get a chopard or something.
>5k
HAH
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>>10695496
Thanks for the explanation.
But do the length of the dials really also play a role in this? Thought it might just be bad design
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>>10695253
>Lets make a chronograph with no markings
>Lets make a ruler with no markings
>Lets make a scale with no markings
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>>10695494
This looks the type of watch you'd wear to order stolichnaya bottle service in some godawful euro trash discotheque wearing Armani exchange deep V-necks and sunglasses then going home to rough up a herpes riddled prostitute because no amount of date rape drugs could counter the sheer amount of awful cologne you have on.

How close am I ?
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>>10695668
Mvmnt doesn't get to design the movement because it's already a given so they have to design the dial to fit the movement. The movement determines where all the attachment points for the hands are, you can't just put stuff wherever you want it to be because the subdials have to be centered around those points. It also determines where the date window will be. Every movement also only puts out a certain amount of torque so it can limit how heavy and how long the hands can be.

Hope this photo helps explain it, it took me 9001 hours in paint.
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>>10695718
not that anon, but if the dials are spaced out at the three, six and nine (or twelve) then its got a 'better' movement than ones that have dials all clustered in one area? Also, what makes these chink watches 'bad'? Pic related, some one bragged about getting this for like $5 on ebay
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>>10695797
It's not a "bad watch" It's a cheap watch with a stupid mark up for stupid people

It's shitty business practice

No one has a problem with the f-91w because it is honest about what it is and people love it.

If casio tried to sell it for $140 with some pseudo heritage people would be pissed
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>>10689178
It is jewelry. It is not supposed to be the most functional thing in the world. The small function that it does carry is the excuse used to make it acceptable as a man to wear it. Men can't wear jewelry because "that's gay", but as long as it has a small function it can pass society's standards.

Also I always miss my watch when I don't wear it. Having a cell phone is not the same thing. And some people work in a professional environment, such as doctors in hospitals, where it would be considered rude to pull out the cell phone. Watches have more practical uses in the health care setting such as measurement of pulse and respiration rate.
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>>10695718
>Every movement also only puts out a certain amount of torque so it can limit how heavy and how long the hands can be.

Thanks for helping a stupid fag understand the basics. You just enriched an anons life. Thanks
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>>10695889
No problem. Here's part of the Seiko NH35A data sheet, for example. Look at the "regulation hands unbalance" section.
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>>10689178
Wearing a watch is heritage, tradition and often more convenient.
Some people also try to walk through life without constantly staring at an electronic screen and 'experience the real world'.

Two experiments I suggest you do:
> Go stand at a busy street junction at night in a busy metropolitan area Tokyo, Shanghai or NY should do the trick and just take in the experience while also looking how your dials moves with the seconds. It is breathtaking.
Especially with those older Mondaine watches which stopped for 2 seconds at 12.

>If you aren't into that, try going on an (Icelandic) hiking trip. Your G-Shock will be more convenient than your $1000 iPhone.

Just some random thoughts.
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Also good luck trying to pull out your phone on a packed train while sitting without disturbing people.

Or generally i think its far more disrespectful to look at a phone whilst in a conversation.
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>>10695918
Interesting. Never connected hand length with the movement itself. Watches are really intricate creations.
Have recently been hearing the term tourbillion a lot, especially in somewhat fancier watches.
Also would be interested in that.
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Any thoughts on Nomos?
Experiences perhaps? Quality? Worth it?
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>>10695954
I think they're boring and they've really increased their prices a bunch in the last few years and not really for any good reason, but they're pretty good and I guess they're nice enough looking if you don't mind wearing literally reddit: the watch. If you really want just the basic Tangente like that photo then I don't see what Nomos offers over Stowa though. Even the cheap Rodinas and stuff aren't so bad considering it's such a simple watch without much intricate finishing or anything like that.
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>>10695718
You happen to know a lot about watches, nigger are you a watchmaker or what?
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>>10695982
I don't really have the time or the desire to get all the equipment for it, but yeah I've thought about getting into it as a little hobby. For now I just kind of read about watches and watchmaking because I think it's neat. I don't think knowing that the shape of a movement has something to do with how a watch looks really requires a whole lot of knowledge, though.
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>>10695977
http://www.nomos-store.com/en/Watches/Model-series/Tangente

Wow, just checked. Used to think that Nomos could be found in the sub1000EUR range.
They also generally seem to have an aversion to including date indicators for some reason.

What about their current in-house movements? any good?
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>>10695999
Yeah I swear they used to cost that too but now that's Stowa's price range instead. I guess everyone wants muh Bauhaus now.

I don't know much about their movements. I guess it's neat that they're making their own now but it's literally the simplest possible design for a movement there is. I don't really get why they make all this noise and charge a premium for designing their own 3-hand handwinding subdial seconds movement when that style of movement has been around so long that it predates wristwatches themselves.
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this
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>>10696108
or this
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>>10696116
Do I have to pick one?
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>>10696138
Yeah, I'm looking for something dark and won't say "Hey look at me and my la-di-da watch that I paid 10k for" when I walk into a room.
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>>10696116
desu
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>>10696153
Dark like your soul? Black coatings generally look pretty cheesy and cheap ones aren't very durable and flake off. A plain stainless watch can be nice and understated too.
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>>10696039
>that style of movement has been around so long that it predates wristwatches themselves.
made me seriously kek.

The strategy is probably maintained even more easily by this aversion toward date indicators. I sometimes need date indicators more than the time itself.

Checked for cheapest Nomos with date indicator - wow'ed.

Still like the design though. Minimalist leaning bauhaus - weird cause inherently not a huge fan of bauhaus itself but what the hell.
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>>10696154
I'm so conflicted now, y u do dis?

Which would you recommend for a first time watch buyer?
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>>10696163
Blacker than my soul anon...

Haha no I just don't have a lot of cash to spend and it'll be my first watch so I want it to match with any type of clothes/colors...
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>>10689266

Found the NEET
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>>10696163
If you have any to recommend please do, I have no idea where to start looking.
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>>10695954
>>10696167

Nomos watches are so fucking beautiful, top tier bauhaus and a bit less dressy than the Junghans.
If you want a legit bauhaus watch with mechanical movement thats affordable, check out Zeno. I own the model in the pic, still love it
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>>10695939
Mechanical watches speed up and slow down depending on their position in regards to gravity. Tourbillons solve this problem by essentially putting the balance wheel inside a spinning gyroscope so they're never in a single position for a prolonged period.
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>>10696196
Google Seiko 5 finder. Seiko 5s come in every style and they're cheap and pretty great for the price. They're not perfect and the ones on bracelets have really shit bracelets but they're a great option to start with.
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>>10696275
Except tourbillons have never been shown to actually be any more accurate, it's a neat idea but they are completely useless. They look cool, at least.
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>>10696171
If you don't know shit about watches get the Braun or whatever is cheapest.
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>>10689178
If I wore a watch, I'd check it if I needed to know the time. It would be ever so slightly more convenient than whipping out my phone. Plus it would look nice. So yeah, I'd say so.
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>>10696286
They are more accurate if they're just sitting on a table, because a normal watch will have been adjusted for many positions, and the position of sitting on a table is likely to fall somewhere in the range of slightly fast or slightly slow. This is less of a benefit if you're wearing a watch, because that typically puts it in many positions anyways.
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>>10696283
What you think of this as a starter?
>>10696293
I do like that Braun, plus at around $200 I won't be breaking the bank.
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>>10696334
un/fa/
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>>10695718
The El Primero movement is quite amazing as well. The story behind it's creation, loss, then resurrection brought more than a couple tears to my eyes.

Rolex watches used to use Zenith movements. The El Primero really is the finest automatic movement. At least it's the most elegant and mind boggling in it's conception.
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>>10695496
yeah like all the tissot, hamilton, and all other company that using ETA movement
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>>10695159
I like the band.
Yes from me.
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>>10689178
well, if tou have an obsession with time or if your phone is too big to take it out, press a button t unlock it and then see the time you might want one, i´ve been tempted to buy one, a rather cheap one because #mevico

been thinking in an accurist like pic related
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>>10695159
shit-tier + people will laugh at you if you're a dude
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>>10696629
Yes. What are you trying to say? It's mostly noticeable with subdials though, most watches will look fine with a 2824 because it'll suit anything but notice how every watch with a 7750 chrono looks exactly the same. Also notice how there are absolutely no passable mechanical speedy fakes because that watch has a very distinctive layout that doesn't match any of the widely available third party movements.
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>>10696677

Change your trip to SomeBasicPerson, pleb.
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>>10696718

Second that.
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>>10696334
>What you think of this as a starter?

there are classier Seiko 5s
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are roman numerals autistic? are black faced watches lame?

i just really don't care for white faced watches
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>>10697433
nah. had my eye on this all year.
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>>10697289
as i said, i was looking for a cheap one with a simple look because its very probably that someone steals it in a matter of weeks
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if this only had a 20MM band rather than an 18MM so a deployment clasp didn't look so fucking weird i would have been sold on wearable tech
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all these watches are so terrible
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>>10697520
then suggest something better faggot
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>>10697438
I'd get a black jazzmaster instead tbqhwyf
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>>10697567
i love how it says the name of the day, that really appeals to me!
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>>10697567
whoops, wrong pic
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Got this one a few weeks ago.
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>>10697594
Love the arrows.
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>>10694854
>>10694854

Fuck Tag and stick with vintage Heuer
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I rotate between this and an Omega Seamaster Chrono.
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>Gramps didn't pass down his watch to you

A watch is about managing time, when you look at your watch it is a constant reminder of time. Your grandparents are dead, they had their time (heh) but now you have yours.

It's not just a fashion accessory although rich people do spend a lot on them as status symbols.
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>>10689339
What model is that, that watch is so beautiful.
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>>10694033
Given the aesthetic I think that could be worn as an adult, on certain occasions. (christmas parties, family gatherings, with friends)
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>>10695494
B A L L E R
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R
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>>10698150
Robert Langdon (Dan Brown books lelel) wears one
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>>10695494
>>10698157
It's spelt Ballas
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How are Orient watches? Are they just an alternative to Seiko, how would pic related compare to a Seiko 5? I'm thinking of getting one.
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>>10698363
They're a smaller brand that is an alternative to Seiko's lower end, they're pretty good, about equal with them. They are a subsidiary of Seiko but are pretty independent and manufacture their own separate movements, although those movements are based on old Seiko designs.
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>>10698363
I own that exact watch. The stock pictures does not do it's justice. I love it so much.

It gain like 30-45 secs per month for me.
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>>10698497
Would you mind taking more pictures? Particularly of the side and of the crown? It's a beautiful watch.
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>>10696726
I seen 1 fake speedmaster using seagull ST19
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>>10696726
my points is a well known brand also using third party movement and design their watch base on third party movement not the other way around..
same like MVMT
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>>10698561
Sure. My phone's camera is pretty shit so is the lighting in my room. First, let me apologize for that.

This is the wrist shot. My wrist is pretty skinny (I haven't measure it yet lol) and this is how it sits on my wrist. It sits just right IMO.

The strap is a bit too long and I have to use the deepest slot for (for the lack of better word).

Crown shot is next.
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>>10698662
Crown shot. It's not signed though.
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>>10698665
The clasp design is nice, although I would prefer a slightly more ornate crown. The watch overall reminds me a lot of the Tissot Le Locle, albeit much more cost effective and with an in-house movement.
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cop or not ?
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>>10698889
not
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I know nothing about watches but my GF wants to get me one for Christmas.

She asked if I liked Nixon watches. I see no mention of them at all here. I'm guessing they're shit then?
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>>10699062
>TFW your girlfriend starts to dress you
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>>10699062
you guess right
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>>10698131
Ocean 2 Premium White
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>>10697520
I'd like to see your shit taste nigger.
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>>10694033
W2c?
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this is a bump
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>>10696334
Its a great watch and hook it up with a bunch of different nato straps. Its an automatic.. no batteries and accurate as hell. Cop for like $60 or under.
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>>10694033
Robert Langdon?
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>>10694795
I see a batman silhouette lol
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how much of a dick will I look if I got this
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>>10696677
here comes mr.the chelsea guide again with his pseudo-intellect
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>>10698158
>>10700659

I never noticed he does.

>>10699575
There's a few similar ones on ebay, this one looks pretty close and is pretty cheap : http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Mickey-Mouse-Watch-Authentic-Original-Disney-Parks-/141849030987?hash=item2106dc714b:g:UfgAAOSwxN5WaJ7v
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>>10689178
watches are more than only time tellers. At least the mechanical ones. And only to few people who are facinated by that. I got one, about 3,5k dollars, and i would buy it again every time. huh.
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Are Thehorse watches effay?
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Opinions?
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>>10697918
>mfw some niggers robbed my grandmas house last year
>mfw they took all the jewelry and watches that had been passed down since two gens
fuck, those niggers stole 6 watches and like a kg of jewelry, i remember they were some high en jap ones and one high end german one, very antique and from forgotten brands, i cant remember, the german one (i think) staarted with a b
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>>10700894
That really sucks, m8
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>>10689178
I think one would be practical. I don't wear one, but having to pull out my phone of my pockets every single time I want to check the time is a bit of a pain.
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Braun BN0032. I've considered getting the BN0171 as my next one.
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>>10700959
not a REAL watch...
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>>10700959
BN0171
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>>10700965
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>>10700962
I'm not really that much of a nerd when it comes to the mechanics though I admit it can be fascinating to read about.
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my cheap take on max bill, should prob. change the strap.
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mechanical vintage from the 50s
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>>10701274
very nice gramps!
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>>10700880

That's an awful name for a brand.
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>>10700892
My opinion is a SARB would have been cheaper and more beautiful
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>>10701323
>SARB
but not high tech ceramic?
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000BSDW2Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=Y7X3UP2BP0P7&coliid=I1N9ZVU0EW4OBC

Any opinions ?
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>>10700970

prefer something a little more artsy with this styling
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you want black watch i give you black watch
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>>10700857
Well its explained in la books.
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which one should I cop?
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>>10702074
theres this one too.
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>>10702078
go for that one, mvmt isnt too good
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>>10700894
>one (i think) staarted with a b
>bait?
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>>10699197
love the lume on it
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>>10702107
Neither is Skagen, they're both Chinese shit.
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>>10697586
really nice, but there's something about the line of enamel-dialed watches seiko's been dropping that i'm really into. only thing holding me back is the size. looking for something around 38mm for my next watch. these are 40 (which would be okay if they were super thin, but they're pretty thick as well).
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>>10702309
no i think it was Braun (thus the german memory) it wasnt that old, probably from the 80s? idk the fact is that there was a nautica from my dad, some japs and the Braun from my grandpa, it looked like pic related
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>>10689354

Even if you're not professional.

I used to do the english teaching in Japan thing and we were told the first day of training to go out and buy a watch and practice looking at it without getting caught because it was unthinkably rude to look at your phone in the classroom, but at the same time you needed to meet certain milestones during the class.
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>>10702107
>>10702409
how? Like Being made in china doesn't instantly equal shit.
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>>10702671
>Like Being made in china doesn't instantly equal shit.
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>>10702671
Being made in China with a fake Danish-sounding name that is actually a subsidiary of Fossil is a pretty big red flag. Also Skagens seem to use the most delicate fragile little crystals ever, they'll get a deep gouge if you even look at them funny. It's also ugly and cheap looking and has a mystery no-name movement. It's shit.
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>>10702688
>implying that being made anywhere else makes it instantly good quality
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>>10702700
theres still thailandese products that are worst than chinese products

as long as its made in a sweatshop theres a big chance the quality is shit
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>>10702713
Right, and not all Chinese manufacturing is done in sweatshops.
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>>10702726
yeah but for watches you really want some good craftsmanship, not reversed bootleg engeneering
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>>10702646
you still around mr the chelsea guide, i thought you killed yourself already
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>>10702734
A lot of commodities made in china don't necessarily originate there. Apple for instance simply manufactures their products there, everything else is done from California. You guys also seem to love Rodina, which are all made in China.
Outsourced manufacturing is doesn't mean shit.

>in before Apple and Rodina are shit
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>>10702734
I hope you know that your precious Swiss watches are halfway made in China too, though. Only 50% of the movement has to be made in Switzerland to be stamped with Swiss Made, you better believe ETA movements have their parts stamped out in a Chinese sweatshop before they get shipped off to Switzerland for just the final assembly. You can make a watch case in another country and print a dial in yet another country and be legally allowed to print SWISS MADE on that dial just because all of those parts are going to be shipped off to Switzerland to be assembled with a half-Swiss movement inside. All manufacturing is globalized now, whatever country's name happens to get stamped on a product doesn't mean shit.
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>>10702768
>>10702762
damn some proper knowledge up int his shit, i´m proud of you, and yeah you´re right, basically the design and shcematics are what makes the quality of the product, but still low skill manufacturers or cheap equipment has influence in the result quality of a product and this usually happens in big manufacturng complexes in china
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>>10702671
It does when American fashion companies commission Chinese factories to make their shit as cheap as possible so they can maximize profits.
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going to dump some wealthcore: hand painted enamel dials.
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>>10702993
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>>10702996
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>>10703004
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>>10702993
How about hand painted porcelain?
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>>10703008
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>>10703015
no interest in hermes generally, but these are spectacular.
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>>10703019


>>10703013
lovely, but i'm much more interested in more ornate examples.
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>>10703035
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>>10694937

Can never go wrong with clean and simple. It looks good on anyone.
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>>10703052
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>>10703064
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>>10703069
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>>10703077
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>>10703077
degenerates
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>>10703088
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>>10697438
that's very nice, but I couldn't justify spending $800 on a wristwatch.
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>>10701000
Who else besides Junkers and Junghans make this style?
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>>10703183
look here
>>10689955
also the style is called bauhaus and simply googling that will give you a few results
however the junghans ones and copies are the only great ones imo
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Is rotarya good brand?
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Citizen Nighthawk or Excalibur?
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>>10703004
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>>10694906
looks good but overpriced af tbqh
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>>10700892
N E A T
E
A
T
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>>10689178
They're pretty much the only piece of jewellery that is acceptable in all situations, by the large majority, on a man.
Without "owning it" at any rate.
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Is it just me or do date inlays ruin a watch?
I really fucking hate seeing little boxes of different levelled white on black numbers on an otherwise clean looking watch.
>t. watch autism
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>>10704507
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>>10689266
Not in my ends. You take your phone out and you get mugged straight.
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>>10704533
To large swathes of the 1st world that says "what the fuck are you doing" unless you own it.
Literally the only grey area of a default "that's fine" reaction I can think of aside from watches is armbands/necklaces with crosses on them.
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Post good nato strap watches
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I have a rossling&co and want to buy a couple leather straps, where can I buy nice ones (want to spend around 50€ on each)
europe btw
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>>10689178
>c35-psi-01_01
what watch is this?
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Right now wearing Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot
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>>10704899
Uniform wares
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Rates?
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>>10704945
Really nice, did you inherit it/buy used?
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>>10704962
got it from gramps, he's alive still but never used it/thought it didn't work
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>>10704945
Are you going to get the case and crystal polished ?
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>>10704945
Nice, would cop
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>>10704929
>Uniform wares
thank you friend
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>>10705001
Well I'd just replace the crystal but also clean the dial since it's been water damaged some time ago
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>>10705042
Yeah, you should leave the bezel and case as is, keeps the history of the watch. Definitely replace the crystal and clean the dial though for readability and presentability.
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>>10704945
Look pretty good, it's a shame the case is so scratched up but whatever water damage you're talking about on the dial at least doesn't seem like it's too bad so I think there's a pretty nice looking face hidden behind the scratched up crystal. Having a watch with some sentimental value is pretty great.

Polish/replace the crystal and get it serviced and cleaned up and we can be pals. If you want a new leather strap then the one I have is a Hirsch Ascot and I think it looks great, all the Hirsch straps are pretty high quality.
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>>10705122
Yeah i had it serviced on the inside so it works pretty great. Sometimes when I (suspect) that I shake my arm pretty hard sometime, it starts to go like 2sec a minute too fast so I get it fixed for free at my watchmaker
Will probably clean it and fix hands maybe also.
Either I send it to my watchmaker or do it myself when I want to study watchmaking next autumn
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>>10705002
Why don't you?

You can get them for < $500...
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>>10705153
$500 is a lot of money
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>>10705153
w2c? Preferably with documentation
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>>10703004

Best one in thread. Probably cost a pretty penny, too.
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>>10705186
nigger you high
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>>10705191

How's that?
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>>10705186
chinese, cheapest one of those painted watches by far.
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>>10700959
dogshit fuckers
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>>10705163
It's not that much. If you prioritize a bit, anyone that isn't burdened with soul-crushing poverty should be able to afford one in a few months time of saving.

>>10705164
Why would you even bother with documentation on vintage sub $500 watches?

lol it's akin to the people on watch forums asking if their Armani watches are real or fake...

Still, you might eventually find someone who has all documentation left if you search chrono24.
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>>10705236

What's cheap?
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>>10703035
I always thought these painted Reversos were really cool. Don't really like the idea of "normal" watches getting painted, even though some are really good.
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>>10705282
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>>10705286
Here comes a grail.
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I don't carry around a phone so a watch is required for me to tell the time.
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>>10705289
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>>10705295
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>>10705299
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>>10705279
1500ish retail. tourbillons cost money, even if they're chinese.
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>>10705295
Jesus that thing is so classy
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>>10705328
Obvi, it's a Calatrava.

The perfect dress watch.
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>>10704455
Oh thanks!
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>>10705295
love that watch, though i don't think it will ever suit my lifestyle.
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>>10705350
You could buy a more discrete Calatrava.
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>>10705350
>>10705377
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>>10705415
Yee
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>>10705415
Yee, pretending pretending.
Some actually affordable. Max. 3k
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>>10705540
this >>10705282
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I bought this for 20 bucks in middle school, and it keeps better time than every watch in this thread.

U jelly nerds?
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mine
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>>10695349
>"real timepieces"
>half the images posted here is just dogshit posted by people who actually prefer quartz
WEW LAD
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>>10705683
OMG it makes me sooo mad >:(
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I'm buying a Timex weekender 40 as my first watch and there's nothing you fucks can do to stop me.
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>>10706777
i got the one on the right on black friday for $15, not a bad looking watch at all

a couple of fags complimented me on it the other day

keep in mind the leather is a little bit thin and flimsy. i have baby wrists so i had to chop off the end to prevent it from sticking out
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>>10692524
Looks like an oven timer
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>>10706777
it will stop you from concentrating and sleeping though.
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What is your opinion on Doxa watches?
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How about this?
yay or nay?
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>>10689178
I can't take my phone swimming, I can't take my phone out at work, I can just look at my wrist to perfectly time a minute when I'm cooking a steak instead of fucking around with the timer app, my watch is attached to my body
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>>10694549
oh god, that one's a biggy. nice try man.
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>>10707410
>fucking around with the timer app
this, so much this, when i was doing academic practices with an industrial engineer it was big pain in the ass, she had me taking times of processes and i had to fiddle with my hone and it always fucked up my timing
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>>10705698
What's the name of those frames?
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>>10689178

Its for rich alpha males. Not like you fall into that category though.
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>>10695585

Read this >>10695585

Not all of /fa/ are poorfags
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>>10689266
Sure, because if you live in such a shitty place the mugger/whatever won't stab you for your watch either
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