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?
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
You do realize you can just look at your fucking phone for that right?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'd totally wear this if this was around when I was a kid.
Pic related, also hella neat
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.
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.
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
Well that doesn't make his taste any less shit, any Heuer with TAG on the dial is NASTY DOGSHIT FUCKEROONIE
>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.
Could/Would a college student wear this?
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.
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.
>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.
original senpai, i paid 5k for it
> it's pre owned tho
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.
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 ?
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.
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
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
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.
>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
No problem. Here's part of the Seiko NH35A data sheet, for example. Look at the "regulation hands unbalance" section.
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.
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.
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.
Any thoughts on Nomos?
Experiences perhaps? Quality? Worth it?
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.
You happen to know a lot about watches, nigger are you a watchmaker or what?
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.
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?
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.
>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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
What you think of this as a starter?
I do like that Braun, plus at around $200 I won't be breaking the bank.
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.
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
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.
nah. had my eye on this all year.
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
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
I'd get a black jazzmaster instead tbqhwyf
I rotate between this and an Omega Seamaster Chrono.
>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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
>TFW your girlfriend starts to dress you
how much of a dick will I look if I got this
I never noticed he does.
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
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.
>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
Braun BN0032. I've considered getting the BN0171 as my next one.
my cheap take on max bill, should prob. change the strap.
prefer something a little more artsy with this styling
you want black watch i give you black watch
love the lume on it
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).
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
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.
>Like Being made in china doesn't instantly equal shit.
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.
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
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
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.
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
It does when American fashion companies commission Chinese factories to make their shit as cheap as possible so they can maximize profits.
going to dump some wealthcore: hand painted enamel dials.
How about hand painted porcelain?
no interest in hermes generally, but these are spectacular.
lovely, but i'm much more interested in more ornate examples.
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.
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.
Right now wearing Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot
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.
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
chinese, cheapest one of those painted watches by far.
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.
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.
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.
I bought this for 20 bucks in middle school, and it keeps better time than every watch in this thread.
U jelly nerds?
>half the images posted here is just dogshit posted by people who actually prefer quartz
I'm buying a Timex weekender 40 as my first watch and there's nothing you fucks can do to stop me.
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
How about this?
yay or nay?
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
>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