Watch Photo Thread

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mr_a500

16 Jun 2017, 11:43

andrewjoy wrote: That is fucking amazing.

DO you know if that model comes in a matte silver ?
Sadly, no, but this one does:
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mr_a500

16 Jun 2017, 12:02

Actually, I'm sure it does. A quick search shows it in silver, black or blue face, various straps.
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SEIKO MEN'S 5 SPORTS AUTOMATIC 100M WATCH SNZG15 SNZG15J1

andrewjoy

16 Jun 2017, 12:35

I like that .

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vometia
irritant

08 Jul 2017, 14:37

My new Roamer Sweetheart. Apologies for my not-very-photogenic wrist and the not-very-good photography.


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I've wanted an automatic winding watch for years: partly because I think it's a gigantic inconvenience to replace the battery every couple of years, partly because I think it's just kinda cool and awesome that it's actually powered by actual clockworkings and keeps itself going even with my generally sedentary state.

I particularly like the way that the heart shape is a window through which I can see the mechanism wriggling about as it does its thing without having a full-on steampunk-style skellington watch.

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vometia
irritant

14 Jul 2017, 18:46

As much as my indelicate wrist may not be the best ad for Roamer, I have to add that I'm pretty impressed with their customer service. I've lots of experience of indifferent to bad companies so it's really nice to be able to say that they were unusually helpful in answering my bunch of fairly random questions (including "can I wear it in the bath" to "where are the various bits made") but also didn't miss a beat when it came to getting me a replacement strap and a spare link for the existing one. And didn't rip me off either.

And it must be said that they've been way better than the seller, a well-known global e-tailer. For someone who hadn't even heard of Roamer a month ago, I'm pretty fangirly about them now.

_robban

26 Jul 2017, 12:28

seebart wrote: Nice pics here guys.I own some watches most of which I inherited. I havent worn any for a long time and don't miss them. I was never into collecting watches like I am now with keyboards. That's a Heuer Autavia GMT from 1969 in the middle. It's nice but too flashy for me. Look at the dirt and you can guess how long these have been sitting in the closet.
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Thats some nice watches you do have there, that heuer and the rolex ... man I would give up my entire keyboard collection for that rolex. Soooo wanna trade some realforces and a nova touch for that one ;) ?
But for real - if you ever want to sell any of them just let me know.

Also if you are ever to service the rolex do NEVER I beg you do NEVER let Rolex themselves lay there hands on it as they will replace vintage parts (dial, hands etc) with new once i.e. charm and history of watch is gone and also do NEVER EVER let anyone polish the watchcase. Just leave it all, trust me on this one.

Myself also a watch collector and hobby watch maker, mostly into seiko divers but have some others as well.
Some of my watches:
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Seiko 6309-7040 from same year and month as myself
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Marathon M-SAR
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Marathon T-SAR
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Seiko 6309-7040
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Seiko 6306-7040
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Tag Heuer 844/5

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gogusrl

23 Nov 2017, 21:17

New purchases

Seiko UC-2000
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Citizen Eco-Drive + Sturmanskie Aviator
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mecano

30 Nov 2017, 16:13

That Seiko :shock: , do you have roms with it?

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Myoth

30 Nov 2017, 18:04

I'm not into watches at all, but if I were to have one, it would be this one : https://www.swatch.com/fr_fr/watches/gb101-black-magic/

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That's just so nice !

andrewjoy

01 Dec 2017, 13:34

mecano wrote: That Seiko :shock: , do you have roms with it?

So need to compile gentoo for it :D

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DustGod
Yet another IBM snob

01 Dec 2017, 13:45

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Bulova Aerojet 2016. Complete with scratches on the glass. Also, sorry for the potato photo.

Buggot

01 Dec 2017, 23:59

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mecano

02 Dec 2017, 15:37

Myoth wrote: I'm not into watches at all, but if I were to have one, it would be this one :
What do you think of this one Myoth?
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You should look at Poljot watches…
andrewjoy wrote:
mecano wrote: That Seiko :shock: , do you have roms with it?
So need to compile install gentoo NetBSD for it :D
fixed :mrgreen:
DustGod wrote: Bulova Aerojet 2016. Complete with scratches on the glass. Also, sorry for the potato photo.
Beautifull, I guess not accutron driven or?
Buggot wrote:
Looks like a G-Shock but no G-Shock mention? That solar captor must really give you that feel of liberty ;)
For the price and functionalities you can't beat this one though:
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DustGod
Yet another IBM snob

02 Dec 2017, 15:52

mecano wrote: Beautifull, I guess not accutron driven or?
Nope, unfortunately. Regular quartz (quite cheap, too).

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gogusrl

06 Dec 2017, 14:04

moar watches

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Laser
emacs -nw

06 Dec 2017, 14:35

No pic, but i have this one, cheap and good:

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cookie

06 Dec 2017, 15:20

I can confirm, that watch is amazing! I am using it every day!

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Myoth

06 Dec 2017, 15:25

mecano wrote:
Myoth wrote: I'm not into watches at all, but if I were to have one, it would be this one :
What do you think of this one Myoth?
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You should look at Poljot watches…
Hm I don't really know, like I said, I'm not really into watches, but the one I linked makes me want to have the same :D

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mecano

06 Dec 2017, 15:57

@laser and cookie
Yes this is a classic, decent time keeper, great look and the lowest priced nice quality automatic you can get new afaik, a great number of people have it here judging by the posts in this thread.

Slom

06 Dec 2017, 19:59

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Spoiler:
I will not start collecting mechanical watches.
I will not start collecting mechanical watches.
I will not start collecting swatches.
I will not start collecting mechanical watches.
I will not start collecting mechanical keyboards watches.
I will not start collecting mechanical watches.

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mecano

06 Dec 2017, 20:11

You should try automatic Timex to start with, they were pretty cheap a while back (not full case stainless steel though) not sure now, then stare at the second hand running and compare to the Festina (really not my cup of tea). This Binlun (which brand is that?) is quiet nice looking.

Gogusrl, the citizen is gorgeous, why not the Seiko diver SKX?

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mecano

06 Dec 2017, 20:16

Here is a good deal at 1 pound, needs a good polishing and a revision, but working by the seller words, https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Vintage-Timex-A ... 3281654263

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mecano

06 Dec 2017, 20:28

Even better, a Raketa, a Timex automatic in a lot. http://www.ebay.fr/itm/KONVOLUT-AUS-6-V ... -EDOX-DKNY you can throw the others.
Talking about Raketa, ever seen their 24 hours 'polar' mechanical watch?
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gogusrl

06 Dec 2017, 20:30

It's mostly about what I can find on the local craiglist equivalent at a decent price from my point of view. I'm still waiting for the right Seiko to pop up, I'm not really a big fan of their divers but there's some other nice stuff out there.

Some of the watches I'm considering buying next are :
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37mm mechanical 300m diver ~150eur
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automatic ~50 eur
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accutron ~200 eur
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automatic ~150eur
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37mm mechanical 26 jewels ~40 eur (I really should buy this one)
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ana/digi citizen (the only pro master I like so far) ~100 eur
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Slom

06 Dec 2017, 20:47

mecano wrote: You should try automatic Timex to start with

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This Binlun (which brand is that?) is quiet nice looking.
That Binlun actually is my first mechanical watch now, it's some Chinese "brand" using Japanese movements.
Both the Festina and the Binlun are actually to heavy for my taste :P

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gogusrl

06 Dec 2017, 21:15

That Prime Time watch is awesome. I love it.

Slom

06 Dec 2017, 21:29

gogusrl wrote: That Prime Time watch is awesome. I love it.
Yeah :) I like these as well:

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https://philosophersguild.com/collections/watches/

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gogusrl

06 Dec 2017, 21:57

My inner geek demands the Pi one :)

Slom

07 Dec 2017, 08:49

Yee, they are tempting me this morning ...
https://www.stowa.de/Antea+Klassik+KS+Advent+2017.htm

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gogusrl

07 Dec 2017, 08:54

I keep looking at this one.

https://www.stowa.de/en/Flieger+TO2.htm

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