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Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:15 am quote
Dutchman wrote:
At the moment I am wearing my silver Giradelli watch with the shape of the grill of the old CitroŽn Traction Avant.
I have the same watch in gold as well. Its a real quality watch
It is a very rare watch, found it years ago on e-bay and have never seen another.
That is a really nice watch! Is it as small as it looks? I hope you don't mind me asking how much you paid for it?
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:52 am quote
Varaflame wrote:
Dutchman wrote:
At the moment I am wearing my silver Giradelli watch with the shape of the grill of the old CitroŽn Traction Avant.
I have the same watch in gold as well. Its a real quality watch
It is a very rare watch, found it years ago on e-bay and have never seen another.
That is a really nice watch! Is it as small as it looks? I hope you don't mind me asking how much you paid for it?
It is a small watch indeed.
I made a picture so you can see the size. Sorry, it is not sharp


And here a picture of the both:


I payed 60 euros a piece for them and I never regretted it
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GTS 250ie Dragon Red
Joined: 21 Dec 2008
Posts: 61
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:15 pm quote
Have had this IWC Mark XV for years, and have never grown tired of it. There is something special about a self-winding, mechanical watch that I really like. And it keeps great time!

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Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:54 pm quote
Dutchman wrote:
Varaflame wrote:
Dutchman wrote:
At the moment I am wearing my silver Giradelli watch with the shape of the grill of the old CitroŽn Traction Avant.
I have the same watch in gold as well. Its a real quality watch
It is a very rare watch, found it years ago on e-bay and have never seen another.
That is a really nice watch! Is it as small as it looks? I hope you don't mind me asking how much you paid for it?
It is a small watch indeed.
I made a picture so you can see the size. Sorry, it is not sharp


And here a picture of the both:


I payed 60 euros a piece for them and I never regretted it
I think those watches are great, Other than the Smiths watches that I have, I would love one of those (or both) Excellent taste
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S125
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Location: Reykjavik, iceland
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:33 pm quote
Dutchman wrote:
Varaflame wrote:
Dutchman wrote:
At the moment I am wearing my silver Giradelli watch with the shape of the grill of the old CitroŽn Traction Avant.
I have the same watch in gold as well. Its a real quality watch
It is a very rare watch, found it years ago on e-bay and have never seen another.
That is a really nice watch! Is it as small as it looks? I hope you don't mind me asking how much you paid for it?
It is a small watch indeed.
I made a picture so you can see the size. Sorry, it is not sharp


And here a picture of the both:


I payed 60 euros a piece for them and I never regretted it
I love them! Thanks for the photos. They are worth the 60 euros for sure.
I like the silver one better...If and when the Icelandic currency goes upagain , I'll keep my eyes open for these on ebay. Maybe I'll get lucky and find one.
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Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:07 pm quote
Color of this one caught my eye....now it's on my wrist...till it gets toooo hot out. Then time is not on my side. Off it goes!

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Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:46 pm quote
My frustration with LED/LCD watches with multiple functions/buttons finally wore on me. Trying to remember how to set the alarm after I haven't used it for a long time , changing the time, or trying to stop it from chiming every hour when I didn't want it to chime every hour was making me....angry.

How does a watch that requires three hands, a tweezer, and an instruction manual (in 5 different languages) to set the alarm end up having the hourly chime turn all by itself on because it got bumped?

I finally went for simple and got myself a Timex Expedition camper. It's an analog watch that you set, well, like an analog watch. Pulling the crown out and turning it. Whoa.

I also have a gold Lord Elgin...must be about 70+ years old and was passed down to me from my Grandfather...if I want to wear something classier. After all this time, it works like a charm and has never had to be repaired.

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Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:31 am quote
I have two Seiko automatic (self-winding) watches and my father's war-time Bravington's pocket watch.

One Seiko is like the one in the picture and the one I usually use is almost the same but with a black face and gold 'numbers'.

I can't wear battery-powered watches - something to do with my bio-rhythms makes them go wrong.

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Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:03 am quote
Nice photo of that watch, Mike!

Here's just a quick snapshot of my box of watches. This doesn't include an old dime store stainless steel pocket watch I carried in the late '60s, nor whatever leftover Timex watches I still have in the back of an old desk drawer. It also doesn't include my great-great-grandfather's 1830s pocket watch, which is in the safety deposit box.





The top pocket watch is a recent Accutron I got from work for an anniversary reward. I thought it was a wind-up when I ordered it, not battery. The other pocket watch is an Elgin, and was my wife's grandfather's.

Top center are my Dad's 1950s Omega Seamaster Automatic that my Mom gave me after my Dad died last year, and the Omega Seamaster Professional Automatic that my wife gave me for Christmas about five years ago. (Which is the only one I normally wear.) Top right is a Girard Perregaux Electronic from my uncle's jewelry box.

Bottom left is a Crosby manual wind that my grandfather got for retiring from the Eljer Brass Foundry (Eljer faucets) in 1968. Next are two nice old Elgin watches and a Pierce Automatic of unknown age or history that came down through one of my grandfathers.

Full size (1.8Mb) crappy quality image here
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Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:20 am quote
Nice photo of that watch, Mike!

Thank you!
It took only a minute or two to find it on the .net.
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Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:59 am quote
Hm, which to wear?

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Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:17 am quote
Varaflame wrote:
[img]My father brought me one of these from china:


Mao waves at you once every second. It's a fun souvenir but I don't wear it. It looks kind of fragile and the waving chairman would drive me nuts...
I have that watch. It ran for about half an hour, then the crown fell off!
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Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:01 am quote
I have ... well ... at lot of watches ranging from "nice" watches like my Baume & Mercier Catwalk to my Swatch collection, with some interesting vintage watches in the mix. I usually have a few in rotation at any given time.

This is the casual watch in play most of the time right now.

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S125
Joined: 09 Nov 2008
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Location: Reykjavik, iceland
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:13 am quote
QuipMC wrote:
I have ... well ... at lot of watches ranging from "nice" watches like my Baume & Mercier Catwalk to my Swatch collection, with some interesting vintage watches in the mix. I usually have a few in rotation at any given time.

This is the casual watch in play most of the time right now.
Ah Tintin! When I lived in Brussels I used to drool over these in the Tintin gift shops. For some reason I never got one.
I've always wanted this one:
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S125
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Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:17 am quote
cynner wrote:
Varaflame wrote:
[img]My father brought me one of these from china:


Mao waves at you once every second. It's a fun souvenir but I don't wear it. It looks kind of fragile and the waving chairman would drive me nuts...
I have that watch. It ran for about half an hour, then the crown fell off!
Mine still works, but it's been in a drawer since I got it.
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Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:25 am quote
Great Ottokar watch, Varaflame! Perhaps you can locate it on eBay.

I've love Tintin and have all the books. I used to bring them back three or four at a time from business trips to the U.K. back in the '80s since you couldn't find them in the U.S.

I also have this Tintin watch.

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Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:58 am quote
my watch of choice...

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S125
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Location: Reykjavik, iceland
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:02 am quote
QuipMC wrote:
Great Ottokar watch, Varaflame! Perhaps you can locate it on eBay.

I've love Tintin and have all the books. I used to bring them back three or four at a time from business trips to the U.K. back in the '80s since you couldn't find them in the U.S.

I also have this Tintin watch.
I like that watch too! Very "film noir"

With a bit of patience one can always find anything on ebay. Our economy, along with our currency just went down the toilet so buying stuff on ebay is like trading in diamonds. When things get better, I'll hit ebay again, with a vengeance!

I grew up on Tintin and I am still a huge fan. I've got all the books too....Even tintin in russia and the alph-art one that was never finished.
Have you read "Tintin: The complete companion"? If you haven't, you should! It adds incredible depth to the whole series with all sorts of details, bits of information, sketches and photos from Hergť's archives.
http://www.amazon.com/Tintin-Complete-Companion-Michael-Farr/dp/0867199016
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White S150 '09
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:17 pm quote
got a new one today

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Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:10 pm quote
I have two watches:

Breitling Premier ($2,000)
Swiss Army "chronometer" ($159.95 at T. J. Maxx)

Guess which one I wear all the time?


Hint: the one I wear all the time keeps better time
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:13 pm quote
Wow, so many cool watches! I really like the Nixon watches.

I have several as well. 3 or 4 Swatches, a really old Swiss Army watch, as well as a limited edition Felix the Cat pocket watch made by fossil that I got about 15 years ago.

My newest one is the only one I wear anymore though.

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Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:19 pm quote
A good timepiece is what separates us from lesser primates.

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Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:34 pm quote
Sock Head wrote:
A good timepiece is what separates us from lesser primates.
Almost the Hummer of watches?
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Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:02 pm quote
Nah, 44 mm case. They make 'em huger.
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Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:56 am quote
Post your watch? This is as close as I can get.

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:50 pm quote
Finally took pic of my favorite novelty tic-toc....Still works

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1971 10th Anniv. Charlie the Tuna



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Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:06 pm quote
This is the Timex Expedition LCD cheapo watch I currently wear:



I wear it for the following reasons:

1) I can read the display without my glasses and in low-light conditions (like a disaster deployment where electricity is not a given), It has a stop watch and a visible second counter so I can take pulses.
2) It has a cloth and velcro strap (I am very allergic to nickel-metal so unless it's 100% gold, silver or stainless steel, I can't wear it)
3) It has a stainless steel back for the same reason as 2.
4) It's a cheap piece of junk so if it gets lost, stolen or otherwise dies on me I can replace it for about $9-12. It also doesn't make me a desirable robbing target.
5) Said cloth and velcro strap can fit my very tiny 5" wrist circumference without having links removed by a jeweler.
6) It's water resistant enough that I can wash my hands, submerge them or whatever short of putting it in the washing machine and still have it work.

I also have an analog mickey mouse watch I wore when I was little baby graduate nurse 19 years ago. And a fancy 'wire' banded watch for going out that my ex husband got as some freebee for something years ago (I think it was some corporate reward program)

Now jewelry, that I have lots more of.

PS: My display is set to the 24Hr military time because I work with international clients who use a 24 hr clock and because I also sometimes work for the Feds who use the same.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:15 pm quote
BleuBelle wrote:
6) It's water resistant enough that I can wash my hands, submerge them or whatever short of putting it in the washing machine and still have it work.
Belle,

If I am not mistaken, the watch is good to 100 meters of water pressure. The washing machine is like a cake walk to that watch. The tumbling of the dryer will be the worst thing for it.

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Vespa GTS 300
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Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:17 pm quote
I have used Swiss Army Watches (Victorinox, NOT Wenger) for years, and they have served me exceptionally well. Often available at big discounts on Ebay. I have one expensive Breitling. First "tune-up": $375! Lives in a drawer now.
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2009 Stella Powder Blue
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Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:50 pm quote
Being a watchhound...
I have too many to post.

I do like this one that I picked up on e-bay. It keeps good time and goes well with the scoot. I changed the metal band out for a powder blue leather one.

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:37 pm quote
BleuBelle wrote:
This is the Timex Expedition LCD cheapo watch I currently wear...It's a cheap piece of junk....
Cheap? Yeah, not very expensive at all.

Piece of junk? I beg to differ

I like 'em. The one I mentioned in my previous post last year ago is still working. Because it was reliable and waterproof, I wrapped it around the mirror stem on my ET4 and let the clock on the ET4 (which kept it's own version of time anyway) fade away. It's been there through rain, snow, winter cold, and it's still keeping good time.

So I bought a new Expedition for myself.

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2009 S150 "The Falcon"
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Location: New Orleans
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:37 pm quote
This is my favorite watch. Got it in 1984 for Christmas. I don't wear it anymore and the battery is dead but as far as I know it still works. I found this photo on the web:

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:49 pm quote
1 only
you only need one good watch, I have a Raymond Weil Watch

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:33 pm quote
Sock Head wrote:
A good timepiece is what separates us from lesser primates.
oh dear i rely on the digital readout on my cheap mobile phone. i guess that makes me a common marmoset

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Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:39 pm quote
I only use my watch when I'm out for an event. to keep looking at a cell phone for the time may be looked at as rude.
Molto Verboso
GTS 250ie, GT 200 (cannonball scoot)
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:27 am quote
don't like wearing watches.. feels.... icky. idk. went through a phase when i was younger and i wore a cheap little black casio (unfortunately not the one w/ a calculator )
dad got me a nice looking seiko when i graduated from high school... have never worn it! (sorry dad...)
i just use my cell phone or look at some other clock. guess that makes me a monkey too...

on a different note: whats up with wearing watches on your left wrist? i always wore mine on my right because i'm right handed and it made sense to me. are you supposed to wear it on your opposite hand or something?
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:24 am quote
yanobobano wrote:
on a different note: whats up with wearing watches on your left wrist?
Wearing it on your left wrist makes it easier to glance at it while writing or doing something else with your right.
Also, for those of us old enough to remember having to wind them, the stem would be on the right side by the three. That would make it very inconvenient to wind with the left hand while wearing it on your right wrist.
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Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:33 am quote
I usually wear my Air king everyday to avoid having to wind it. While riding my scooter, bicycle or on a hike, I wear a Suunto Core - it lets me know when rain is coming with enough warning to get home.

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Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:02 am quote
MadBadger wrote:
This is the favourite watch I own for its design...
I agree, I love the Swiss Railway watch. Classic piece of helvetican graphic design and functionality. Here's then one I have:

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