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lx125
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Sat May 12, 2012 10:05 pm quote
Casio F-94WA-8DG

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2011 GTS 300 Super 2013 BMW K1600 GTL
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Sat May 12, 2012 10:10 pm quote
Thinking about adding this one tomorrow. Its from 1958 and I love the vintage watches.

Molto Verboso
GTS 300
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Sat May 12, 2012 11:01 pm quote
I bought this before I met my wife and she hates me wearing it. Can you believe it, she thinks it’s ostentatious.

It’s a Jacob & Co with Swarovski crystals instead of diamonds. The same watch with diamonds starts at about $45,000.

The back has 5 world times and keeps very good time when I get to wear it……....alone…......in the garage.

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2010 GTV250, 2014 GTV300
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Location: Taiwan
Sun May 13, 2012 12:41 am quote
Panerai PAM 104
Used to have Rolex Sea-Dweller, but I sold it 2 years ago and replaced to Panerai.
Really love Panerai watches.....!!

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Molto Verboso
2010 Vespa Volcanic Black GTS 300 Super "Marta"
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Sun May 13, 2012 12:59 am quote
watch
My hands are always getting wet at work, so my watch is...

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Location: SW London, UK
Sun May 13, 2012 4:09 am quote
I quite like watches and have a few (I prefer mechanical movements to quartz) :

EDIT : added pictures and comments

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Sinn. Great dial and wonderful strap.

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Dornblueth. A bit like wearing a railway clock on your wrist.

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Dornblueth. The photo doesn't come close to doing this justice. The company makes just one watch a week, all by hand and it shows.

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Moon watch. Scratches caused by unicycling accident.

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Moon watch. I love looking at the back of this one.

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Hamilton air race. I wanted a multiple time zone watch.

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Omega Constellation. My first watch bought 30 years ago.

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Sunnto. Huge LCD watch that shows altitude, vario, compass, weather and even the time. It oddly weighs nothing.

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Seiko orange monster. Big watch guaranteed to survive Armageddon. Good for swimming, diving etc.



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ET4 & GT160
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Sun May 13, 2012 5:29 am quote
Casual and Smart.

Adidas Originals & Raymond Weil

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GTS 250, Harley FXST,
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Sun May 13, 2012 7:19 am quote
I bought this when I retired in January

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2010 300 Super
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Sun May 13, 2012 9:34 am quote
Rare GMT master II "Fat Lady" . ....vintage 1982

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lx150
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Sun May 13, 2012 10:31 am quote
This is really a good read! Keep it going.
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
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Sun May 13, 2012 1:04 pm quote
On the left is a Timex Helix Works. It has a thermometer, barometer and fux gate compass. When it was new about ten years ago there were three watches compeating for the same market. The Timex was about $100. There was also the Suunto Vector, about $200 and the Casio Tripple Sensor about $180. I had one of the Suuntos as well. It had slightly better performance but it was much mor complicated to use. The Timex is more user friendly. I sold the Suunto on ebay for what I paid for it. Because the Suunto and Timex are no longer available they get a good price. I think you can still buy the Tripple sensor new.

On the right is my Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Made in 1944. I paid $800 for it about four months ago. It keeps excelent time (for a mechanical watch).

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Sun May 13, 2012 1:58 pm quote
RGM Flieger200


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Sun May 13, 2012 2:26 pm quote
Mine is fossil and the symbols fall down the screen like the matrix, it's in excellent condition seeing as its been on my wrist and in lots of different oceans for the last 10 years.


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lx150
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Sun May 13, 2012 2:40 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
On the left is a Timex Helix Works. It has a thermometer, barometer and fux gate compass. When it was new about ten years ago there were three watches compeating for the same market. The Timex was about $100. There was also the Suunto Vector, about $200 and the Casio Tripple Sensor about $180. I had one of the Suuntos as well. It had slightly better performance but it was much mor complicated to use. The Timex is more user friendly. I sold the Suunto on ebay for what I paid for it. Because the Suunto and Timex are no longer available they get a good price. I think you can still buy the Tripple sensor new.

On the right is my Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Made in 1944. I paid $800 for it about four months ago. It keeps excelent time (for a mechanical watch).
Wow digital and analog on the same wrist! cool!!!!
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gt
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Sun May 13, 2012 3:20 pm quote
My Seiko. I have an Anonimo Millemetri as well but the Shogun gets the most wrist time.

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gt
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Sun May 13, 2012 3:28 pm quote
Looks like we have a few WIS's here. Maybe we need a separate watch forum
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Sun May 13, 2012 4:18 pm quote
vespistim wrote:
Looks like we have a few WIS's here. Maybe we need a separate watch forum
Definitions of a Watch Idiot Savant (WIS)

self trained to sleep in 5 positions with wearing his/her COSC certified chronometer in bed.

opens the back of a new Patek on the first day of acquisition and hand winds the rotor in tighten up the main spring.

takes the 200 meter water proof Seadweller off from the wrist and puts it into the deepest pocket before walking into a storm without any rain gear.

waits every 60 minute in front of a radio controlled clock all weekend in order to adjust all his/her 14 mechanical watches to the accuracy within -2/+2 seconds per 24 hours.

spends $500 plus on polish equipment and materials and works 20 hours in order to refinish a $200 worth SS bracelet.

has a annual budget of $500 on the purchase of a new watch and posts the question on the Timezone forum "which one is better? a Rolex or a TAG?"

wears a triple date chronograph with moon phase everyday, but cannot even tell time from the basic hour and minute hands on the dial without a pair of reading glasses.

memorizes all serial numbers of the Rolex watches made in the past 60 years but keeps forgetting the wedding anniversary
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GTS250, P200E
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Sun May 13, 2012 4:30 pm quote
2011super,
Did you get the Patek Philippe? I can't tell what model of Calibre that is, but the movement appears to be a 27-460, the Grand Dame of self-winding watches. Even the self-winding pendulum (that nobody sees) is made of solid gold as it has a nice weight to it.

Cheers and good luck,
Bob
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Sun May 13, 2012 4:42 pm quote
Bob Cowley wrote:
2011super,
Did you get the Patek Philippe? I can't tell what model of Calibre that is, but the movement appears to be a 27-460, the Grand Dame of self-winding watches. Even the self-winding pendulum (that nobody sees) is made of solid gold as it has a nice weight to it.

Cheers and good luck,
Bob
I wish Bob. They estimated this watch to sell between $7500 and 10,000 and it sold for much more with the buyers premium. There is no such thing as a deal on these watches anymore. I need to just suck it up and save for the Nautilus 5711/1A-010

Here is a link to the auction ending. LINK

Lot 80 had about the same estimate between $7600 and 10k and sold for just over $40k or 4 times the high estimate!!
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Sun May 13, 2012 5:20 pm quote
The Nautilus is really distinctive; I hope you get it.

I have a pair of Calibres from the early 1960s - one stainless thick amagnetic with a 27-400 movement, and one gold (including the bracelet) with a 27-460 movement that I keep locked away. The amagnetic movement is cute - they make most parts from gold so that it can't be magnetized. You can't tell from the outside.

Cheers,
Bob
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Sun May 13, 2012 5:28 pm quote
Bob Cowley wrote:
The Nautilus is really distinctive; I hope you get it.

I have a pair of Calibres from the early 1960s - one stainless thick amagnetic with a 27-400 movement, and one gold (including the bracelet) with a 27-460 movement that I keep locked away. The amagnetic movement is cute - they make most parts from gold so that it can't be magnetized. You can't tell from the outside.

Cheers,
Bob
You have two very, very impressive watches Bob and you are a lucky man. I was really hoping to enter the world of Patek on the cheap (so to speak) but I should have know better when I saw how the Vacheron & Constantin, Jeager Lecoultre and even some of the Ulysse Nardi were finishing. I am not going to give up and I will raise my budget a little more next month as I continue saving for the Nautilus in steel.
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gtv
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Sun May 13, 2012 7:59 pm quote
Marathon JSAR
Not my arm

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Mon May 14, 2012 2:39 am quote
my tiffany masonic watch
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1971 Sprint with P200e
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Mon May 14, 2012 2:32 pm quote
My wrists are too skinny for most mens watches, i usually wear swatches or other junk shop/boot sale finds.
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Wed May 14, 2014 4:08 am quote
Anonimo Tru-Blu handmade in Firenze (Florence) Italy... Only 99 made.

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LX 125
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Wed May 14, 2014 4:53 am quote
I have a very old "curvex" style watch, made sometime in the 1930,s that has S. Barruch engraved inside, so I presume that is the watchmaker. It was given to my mum to look after by an American soldier called Ronald Reintz. Mum kept it (and remembered the soldiers name) until 1970 when I was 21 years old. She entrusted the watch to me but reminded me it belonged to Ronald Reintz so if he came looking for it I was to give it back.
Its a nice watch, keeps bad time so I wear it only on high days and holidays. Otherwise I wear a simple black faced analogue self winder.
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Wed May 14, 2014 5:02 am quote
I have two dollars and a Casio..

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I lied, i don't have two dollars

Molto Verboso
'99 PX200
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:35 am quote
I hope nobody minds me resurrecting this old thread, but it is an interesting one for many.



My wife has recently bought me this for a special birthday. It's a modern version/take on the original 1957 Omega Speedmaster (later selected as the 'moonwatch' by NASA for the space program).

I love it dearly, and I love my wife.

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:13 pm quote
Halijaro, thanks for digging this up!

I'm not really much into watches myself, but I appreciate good looks and artisan skills. Many interesting watches indeed!

I'll have an Osco with a broken glass...bought it years ago from Geneva and just like the simplicity of it.

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MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:23 pm quote
I'm glad this subject came up. If you scroll up you can see where I posted a picture of my 70 year old Rolex Oyster Perpetual. When I was thinking about buying it four years ago I came on this forum to ask everyone's opinion. Based on the advice I got I felt comfortable paying $800 for it. It still runs and I wear it every day but the crystal recently cracked and I think I should have it replaced before moisture gets in. The problem is that the only place that I have found that is willing to work on it wants $230 just to look at it and give me an estimate. I don't mind paying a fair price for competent service but that seems pretty steep. Can anyone recommend someone to send it to?

Thanks
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:58 pm quote
I sorta vaguely remember these...weren't they like phones that couldn't take pictures...?
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2013 GTS 300 i.e.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:06 pm quote
I love this watch, but rarely get to wear it. I seldomly wear jewelry.

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Molto Verboso
MP3 500 (2) MotoGuzzi California 1400
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:11 pm quote
I carried this watch for years...

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Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:21 pm quote
Watch
I don't wear one. I taught high school for 30 years and lived by my watch and bells. The day I retired, I took off my watch and have never worn one since....22 years ago...never have missed one since.
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Steeellaaa!!
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:26 pm quote
Orient Star. Bought when I lived in Tokyo. No big deal but I think you get what you pay for as opposed to the so called mass produced entry level Swiss watches that are really overpriced. I ain't rich.
Edit: And a Casio G Shock.

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Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:05 am quote
One of my many G shocks.

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2007 LX150 Daring Plum Leonardo Da Vespa
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:07 am quote
My weird watch collection. The Snoopy one i got in Saudi. The Chairman Mao i got in China. He waves. The other 2 i got in NY.

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Molto Verboso
LX150
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:58 pm quote
This is my watch, the Defakto Eins. It's only got one hand and marks at 15 minute intervals. It's right at 9:15 in the picture, maybe getting on 9:16. How often do you need to know what time it is down to the minute or second? And you have a smart phone for that, right?

It's a much more relaxed relationship to time, and you can always get to within a couple of minutes of the exact time, which oddly gets me there earlier since I estimate it up a bit if it's not on a line, just to be safe. It's also, to me, a beautifully designed object.

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Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:37 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I'm glad this subject came up. If you scroll up you can see where I posted a picture of my 70 year old Rolex Oyster Perpetual. When I was thinking about buying it four years ago I came on this forum to ask everyone's opinion. Based on the advice I got I felt comfortable paying $800 for it. It still runs and I wear it every day but the crystal recently cracked and I think I should have it replaced before moisture gets in. The problem is that the only place that I have found that is willing to work on it wants $230 just to look at it and give me an estimate. I don't mind paying a fair price for competent service but that seems pretty steep. Can anyone recommend someone to send it to?

Thanks
I use Mark Sirianni "The Watch Doctor" in Kane PA.
He as fixed my wife's and my Rolex. There are some bad reviews on him, but my experiences have been good. He is easy to Goggle and will talk to you if you call or email: www.watchdoctor.biz/
Good luck in your search.
Bill
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2011 GTV 300 Expresso
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:42 pm quote
vintage red matthew wrote:
I'm glad this subject came up. If you scroll up you can see where I posted a picture of my 70 year old Rolex Oyster Perpetual. When I was thinking about buying it four years ago I came on this forum to ask everyone's opinion. Based on the advice I got I felt comfortable paying $800 for it. It still runs and I wear it every day but the crystal recently cracked and I think I should have it replaced before moisture gets in. The problem is that the only place that I have found that is willing to work on it wants $230 just to look at it and give me an estimate. I don't mind paying a fair price for competent service but that seems pretty steep. Can anyone recommend someone to send it to?

Thanks
I use Mark Sirianni "The Watch Doctor" in Kane PA.
He as fixed my wife's and my Rolex. There are some bad reviews on him, but my experiences have been good. He is easy to Goggle and will talk to you if you call or email: www.watchdoctor.biz/
Good luck in your search.
Bill
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