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Bajaj Chetak
Joined: 25 Dec 2006
Posts: 733
Location: San Diego
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:37 pm quote
This was a gift from Santa: Oris Diver Sixty-Five Topper Limited Edition. It was redesigned with input from noted watch collector and KISS drummer, Eric Singer. It's the first ever Oris dive watch without a date. The faux riveted oyster style bracelet is very retro and the most comfortable bracelet I've ever owned.

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Oris Diver Sixty-Five Topper Limited Edition

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gts3001212
Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 211
Location: singapore
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:57 am quote
hi
my padi seiko

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:59 am quote
I toggle between these 2.

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02 ET4 Malossi 190, Polini Upgear 08 GTV 250ie
Joined: 13 Jan 2010
Posts: 120
Location: Dublin, OH USA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:02 am quote
Vespa watch today
Wearing my Vespa watch today

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against my ET4



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Molto Verboso
2006 GTS 250ie in Silver
Joined: 20 Aug 2006
Posts: 1803
Location: Bend, OR
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:57 am quote
1970's Roamer/Seth Thomas Chrono. Has Rolex Daytona movement.

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2010 Vespa gts 250ie
Joined: 18 Dec 2016
Posts: 20
Location: Israel
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:14 am quote
The infamous facebook watch! And yeah im in the bathroom atm.

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Bajaj Chetak
Joined: 25 Dec 2006
Posts: 733
Location: San Diego
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:22 am quote
bendcyclist wrote:
1970's Roamer/Seth Thomas Chrono. Has Rolex Daytona movement.
A quick on-line search suggests a Valjoux 7734 but you had me thinking it might have had a Zenith El Primero. Still, that's a damn awesome watch that looks a bit like a Speedy Pro MKII but cooler!
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Steeellaaa!!
Joined: 03 Aug 2013
Posts: 935
Location: Canada
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:52 pm quote
Tseg wrote:
I toggle between these 2.

I've never seen a Grand Seiko outside of Japan. Are they more common than I thought?
Molto Verboso
2006 GTS 250ie in Silver
Joined: 20 Aug 2006
Posts: 1803
Location: Bend, OR
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:17 pm quote
Scotter wrote:
bendcyclist wrote:
1970's Roamer/Seth Thomas Chrono. Has Rolex Daytona movement.
A quick on-line search suggests a Valjoux 7734 but you had me thinking it might have had a Zenith El Primero. Still, that's a damn awesome watch that looks a bit like a Speedy Pro MKII but cooler!
Thanks Scotter! It was my Dads watch. I'm happy he had good taste. What website can I find out more details and info?
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Bajaj Chetak
Joined: 25 Dec 2006
Posts: 733
Location: San Diego
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:07 pm quote
bendcyclist wrote:
Scotter wrote:
bendcyclist wrote:
1970's Roamer/Seth Thomas Chrono. Has Rolex Daytona movement.
A quick on-line search suggests a Valjoux 7734 but you had me thinking it might have had a Zenith El Primero. Still, that's a damn awesome watch that looks a bit like a Speedy Pro MKII but cooler!
Thanks Scotter! It was my Dads watch. I'm happy he had good taste. What website can I find out more details and info?
I assumed that you were a watch geek and that we were speaking the same language. Watch geekdom is a very special kind of geekery with it's best practitioners being knowledgeable in a wide range of topics from mathematics, physics, engineering, design, manufacturing, machining, art, pop culture, world history, etc. I only consider myself a young grasshopper in the Watch Martial Arts and have been aware for some time now that some of the Rolex Daytonas from the 1970's employed the El Primero movement from Zenith. This ten beat per second movement produces an incredibly smooth sweeping seconds hand and was a technological marvel for it's day. Seriously, consider googling about it for some really compelling reading on how a single employee stored the machining for the El Primero in the roof of the Zenith factory in the midst of the "Quartz Crisis" heroically saving Zenith's mechanical watch production capabilities. 1960's and 1970's Daytonas are now pushing north of 100K thanks in part to Paul Newman. I wad hoping that the Seth Thomas might contain the El Primero in a more affordable vintage package but alas it is a Valjoux 7734.

Your dad did indeed have good taste and here's hoping that you maintain good stewardship for the next generation.
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2013 Honda NC700XD
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3443
Location: Columbia, MD
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:35 pm quote
I have a Casio G-Shock as my daily watch. I like it a lot and I don't have to worry about knocks and drops.

My second watch I wore as a kid. It was my first watch. I got it for Christmas when I was five. It's 43 years old and I can wind it up and it ticks but it doesn't keep time to well.

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Casio G-Shock solar

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Batman!!

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2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
Posts: 2757
Location: Springboro, OH
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:13 pm quote
Here's a few of mine....I have a small problem...

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Top: Vintage Elgin, Pueget, Tissot, Citizen
Bottom: Seiko, Jules Jurgenson, Timex, Bulova

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Tissot Chronograph that I've been wearing primarily the last few years.

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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 4041
Location: Ogden, UT U.S.A.
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:45 am quote
There have been a lot of beautiful watches here. I know I might take a rash of crap for displaying this watch. I own a lot of vintage time pieces as well as a few pocket watches. However, I love my Apple watch. It has been really useful. Here are some Vespa related things I can do...
    Reject calls while riding
    Open my Garage Door (Wink Hub + GoControl)
    Pay for things without taking off my gloves
    Receive notifications while riding without having to dink with my phone
    Take calls without pulling my phone out or taking my helmet off

I also like the look of it and have had no issues with the battery. Let the shaming begin...

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Resident Gentleman
--------2008 LX150-------- Sold
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Posts: 5045
Location: Brady, TX
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:58 pm quote
Paddlenround wrote:
Let the shaming begin...
You won't get any shaming from me. Now they can shame both of us!

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GTS250
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3664
Location: Tempe, AZ
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:34 pm quote
Except for a couple days trying to get comfortable with an Apple Watch, I haven't worn a wristwatch in 40+ years. Before cellphones, I would buy a cheap plastic quartz watch, grind the strap legs off and put it in the watch pocket of my jeans.

My lovely wife did get me this watch for a Christmas long ago. I'll carry it just on occasion.

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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 4041
Location: Ogden, UT U.S.A.
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:36 pm quote
danny*h wrote:
Paddlenround wrote:
Let the shaming begin...
You won't get any shaming from me. Now they can shame both of us!
There's safety in numbers. Excellent screen choice as well!
Enthusiast
2008 GTS 250 (red dragon)
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 69
Location: Washington
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:01 pm quote
Watch???
We don't need no steenking watch.

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Vespa GTS 250ie
Joined: 21 Aug 2009
Posts: 391
Location: London
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:49 am quote
Rolex Sea Dweller 4000
A (very nice) gift

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Bajaj Chetak
Joined: 25 Dec 2006
Posts: 733
Location: San Diego
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:27 am quote
Y'all-amos,

I'm not a watch snob by any means and feel you should wear that which you feel is groovy.

Except a Timex mechanical that my brother gave to me as a kid as my first watch, I've since worn a series of digital and quartz watches. Until recently I wore a cheap Timex Weekender and a fitbit. I always have my iPhone with me and it wasn't that long ago that I realized that it was already keeping track of everything my basic fitbit did. I stopped wearing the fitbit and moved onto a Vostok Amphibia mechanical ("Scuba Dude"). Vostoks and Seiko 5s are the gateway drugs for mechanical watch addiction.

My wife, Mala Mujer, has since graduated to the fitbit blaze. I recently took her to the Apple Store to have a look at the Apple Watch 2 and it's only a matter of time before she has one. When she does buy one, I would love to simultaneously buy myself an H. Moser and Cie Swiss Alp Watch for obvious reasons...

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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
Joined: 04 Feb 2009
Posts: 2571
Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:05 am quote
Fitbit Blaze
I got the Blaze after the flimsy one fell off while kayaking in the Ohio River. I have been obsessively tracking my steps since August, I've gone about 150 mi since then. Now I just have to find a bus so I can get home.

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2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 4041
Location: Ogden, UT U.S.A.
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:37 am quote
Re: Fitbit Blaze
wmak wrote:
I got the Blaze after the flimsy one fell off while kayaking in the Ohio River. I have been obsessively tracking my steps since August, I've gone about 150 mi since then. Now I just have to find a bus so I can get home.
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GT200 & GTS250 & NC750X & Royal Enfield Pegasus
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Posts: 2142
Location: London
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:14 am quote
I was rather pleased with myself last night. I'd broken the loops on the strap on my Sinn Flieger which made it impossible to wear. I looked at getting a new strap but they quoted around £90 for an original strap and I just couldn't justify that. I then found a quality leather loop supplier on ebay, matched one to my watch and fitted it last night. It looks pretty much like new and I saved £87 in the process. Result!
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BV350
Joined: 27 Sep 2013
Posts: 158
Location: Isle of Man
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:07 pm quote
I have a Citizen Eco Drive, which I like a lot. I have had 2, both presents from my wife who chose well on both occasions. However, I retired last April and don't really feel the need to wear it much these days. The only time it is important to know the time is when I have to make it to my tee-off booking.
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Piaggio X9 500, 1974 Rally 200, 2005 Big Ruckus, 2006 Big Ruckus
Joined: 06 Jan 2009
Posts: 467
Location: Sacramento, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:58 am quote
I had just finished boot camp and was in Gunners Mate "A" school in Great Lakes. My first Christmas in the Navy 1976 and I bought this watch. I wear it every once in a while. My everyday watch is a Timex Ironman.

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'16 SS SE
Joined: 27 Jan 2016
Posts: 32
Location: PNW
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:27 am quote
I can't justify full on bucks up watches so I stop at about $600 and down as far as price goes. I try to find a watch with personality.
Among others, here is my budget dress watch.
Automatic with a battery back up.

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4758
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:44 pm quote
Let's revive this old thread.

I just acquired this P51 Aviator Chronograph from a micro brand called LIV Watches based in Miami. It is #298 of 500. Titanium case and band with an ETA 7750 automatic movement. I've been waiting for 7 months for it to arrive.

-Craig

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2018 Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 08 Jun 2019
Posts: 252
Location: NJ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:54 pm quote
Engagement “ring”
I never wanted a ring, I wanted a watch. This watch. So after I proposed (with a ring), I got my watch.

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300 GTS Super
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Location: Northern California, CA
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:57 pm quote
Some very interesting and beautiful watches... I purchased my Heuer in 1972 and still wear it.

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Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4758
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:26 pm quote
So many beautiful watches on this thread. I especially love the vintage pieces people have held onto for a lifetime. I'm late to the game. I've always loved mechanical watches but never been willing to spend the money until now.

-Craig
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GTS250
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 3664
Location: Tempe, AZ
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:47 pm quote
A bit [OT], but what do Fitbit owners think about Google purchasing Fitbit? Personally, I expect to remove my account, to limit my exposure to Google.
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1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2181
Location: Staten Island, NY
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:12 pm quote
speaking of..

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'15 Blue GTS300 Super, '18 White GTS300 Super
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2724
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:04 pm quote
I don't wear it on my wrist. It was my late wife's grandmothers wedding gift, about 1902

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Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Yamaha Majesty 250 DX 1998
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 3959
Location: Latina (Italy)
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:24 pm quote
Casio Edifice:



Citizen solar and radiocontrolled:



Boctok, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_watches
The watches supplied to the army bore the mark "ЗАКАЗ МО СССР", meaning "by order of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR".
These models underwent rigorous quality controls, and were sold only through Voentorg stores, which sold only to military personnel with identification documents.



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2019 Honda - The Monkey
Joined: 05 Aug 2012
Posts: 582
Location: Somerset England
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:15 am quote
When I was 16 in 1969 I saw a Rolex Submariner in a shop window and knew that one day I would have one.

That dream finally came through in 2013 when I retired aged 60 and bought myself a second hand one.



In 2012 I designed a watch for the Christopher Ward Forum. They made 50 and I have number 1.



Although I no longer have it I had a lovely 1940s Gruen Veri-Thin which I still regret selling on.



The three photographed together.



All photographs were taken by Tony Angel, a professional photographer, from London.

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Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956 - Yamaha Majesty 250 DX 1998
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 3959
Location: Latina (Italy)
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:00 am quote
Rolex watches and the like in Italy are dangerous to wear, you risk a lot ... and it's not a way of saying at random.
So whoever uses them only on special occasions, this made them rare to see.
The widespread use of mobile phones with clock and / or bluetooth watches has lost the habit of putting wrist watches or pocket watches on.
In the images I published, three of my pocket watches are missing because they are locked in a safe; the first is a Capital (Swiss) in solid silver, triple case, skeletonised and hand-wound.
The second is a Ticin (Swiss) in gold, manual winding with date and the third ... most important, is the watch of my paternal grandmother's father; he was railway head of a station railway of the ancient kingdom of Italy.
The watch is in solid silver, Sauser brand built in Chaux de fonds (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Chaux-de-Fonds), triple case and manual winding with small seconds in position at six o'clock; to unlock the time adjustment mechanism there is a small pin camouflaged between the decoration leaves.
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
Joined: 22 Dec 2012
Posts: 1449
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:16 am quote
I used to wear Omega's and Tags but have preferred my Apple watches over the past number of years. I especially prefer the LTE/EDGE convenience for picking up calls when I forget my mobile at home.

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Titanium 5 series 44mm with a metal bumper guard.



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Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4758
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:22 am quote
Syd wrote:
A bit [OT], but what do Fitbit owners think about Google purchasing Fitbit? Personally, I expect to remove my account, to limit my exposure to Google.
Sid, have you considered a fitness tracker from Garmin? Check them out. I have a Garmin Vivosport and love it! I also have a Garmin Fenix 6 watch which includes all the fitness tracking features of a "fit bit" type device.

Check your PM.

-Craig
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX 150 (memories)
Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 8320
Location: New Hampshire
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:32 am quote
It's About Time

How many times have we heard or said that when something finally happens that we had been expecting or believed is long overdue? Countless times for sure, but notice that the window of happening has no boundaries. No deadline to meet. Like the childhood song, “She'll be comin' 'round the mountain when she comes.” Whenever she gets here is good enough. No time clock to punch. No ETA. Very simple and undemanding. Similar to time of years ago.

I grew up in an age when day to day expressions of time were loose and casual. Time was often spoken of as “Ten till, quarter past, twenty after." Morning, noon and night sufficed, as did sunup and sundown.
Breakfast, lunch and dinnertime were not exact. When food was on the table, it was time to eat, regardless of what time the clock on the wall indicated. A favorite expression attached to time was “ish” which I still use today. One might say they will arrive at sixish or eightish, unencumbered by exactness. Could be ten till or five after, but the ish indicated the approximation of the event without nailing it down to the nanosecond. Time was casual and we all survived in that twenty-four cloud of a day without breaking a sweat.

I once worked with a man who had bought a new Bulova Accutron watch, which was advertised as being the most precise time device in the world. It didn't tick, it hummed. It contained a tuning fork that could be heard if the watch was held up to the ear, which he often did if he felt eyes upon him. It was an expensive watch and he was proud of it.

Not to be outdone, I bought one of the new Timex Digital watches that were just on the market, early to mid-seventies or so, (ish not required although implied.) It sold for around twenty-five bucks which was not always easy to find without digging under the couch cushions. Finally after amassing enough unspoken for dollar bills and loose change, I owned a Timex Digital, allegedly accurate enough to launch a moon-shot.

My first day wearing it to work resulted in watch-jousting that went on for many days. My friend and I each claimed superiority in time-keeping. He had a ritual every morning in that he would call that phone number that would offer a recorded message saying, “At the time of the tone, it will be exactly XX o'clock.” He often erupted with a hoot indicating his sweep second hand had just passed the twelve on his timepiece, indicating accuracy. Of course, I showed him my digital readout indicating similar results, but mine blinked and his hummed, so he always declared himself a winner.

Today, we live our lives diced up into bits and pieces of that clock that never needs winding or batteries. How exact it is divided is up to what we do, what is expected and how exact it must be. Are we heading to an appointment or doing a count-down for a satellite launch? Are we splitting nanoseconds or is “ish” close enough? Are we putting undue stress into our daily burden because we have too much scheduled into our life-clock than necessary? Perhaps it is about time to pare the apple of existence down for a little breathing room. Perhaps it is not necessary to race to our last minute on earth without enjoying the scenery along the way. Put a little “ish” in your schedule. Try some quarter past or ten till. It's about time.
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BV 350
Joined: 22 Nov 2016
Posts: 675
Location: Nebraska
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:23 am quote
Nope
Haven't worn a watch since I retired. I don't think I even have one that works any more. Don't carry my phone most of the time either.

Very relaxing when you don't know what time it is, and don't care.
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2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 2718
Location: San Jose, CA
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:55 am quote
Get's a bit tricky when the sun isn't out.

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