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Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:20 am quote
NightWing wrote:
It's About Time
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The wisdom of your words will make my sleep more peaceful tonight ... for some months now I have not set the hourly alarm, I no longer need it; I always wake up at the same time and without help. But we forget that a watch on our vehicles is always there that reminds us that even when we ride we have to follow a time ...
Nice clock with sundial ... there are (bigger) in many ancient places in Italy ... and they still work.
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Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:55 pm quote
Attila wrote:
I always wake up at the same time and without help.
Same here. The cat bangs on the window at 5am everyday.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:26 pm quote
caschnd1 wrote:
I've been waiting for 7 months for it to arrive.
7 months is nothing, I waited 3 years for my Dornbleuth to arrive! It didn't help that they only made 1 watch a week My daily watch at the moment is a Mondaine automatic, it's a lovely looking watch with a bit of a story behind it and not at all expensive. I get more people coming across to talk to me about it than any of my other watches.
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:44 pm quote
My favorite color royal blue!

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Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:37 am quote
Finally started my holiday shopping. So I guess this is post your wife's future watch but I suppose it fits here.

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Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:00 pm quote
A Tissot is a guarantee, the design combines well with the Ural.
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:16 pm quote
Attila wrote:
A Tissot is a guarantee, the design combines well with the Ural.
Yes, I'm sure my wife will proudly wear it whilst in the sidecar. Up to now she's had to suffer with the Burberry watch that does not go nearly as well.
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Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:07 pm quote
TroutBum wrote:
Get's a bit tricky when the sun isn't out.
If that thing's for real, I need one, just because.

I have a decades-long love of watches, semi-high-end and low. There are now five watches (four of them mechanical) in my "active" (i.e., working) collection, plus about three more that are slated to be repaired and sold as time and resources allow. Last new purchase (and my first in years) was a Seiko SARB017 Alpinist, which I love the daylights out of. Before that came another Seiko, a 5 Sports Spacewalk, stylistically based on the cray-cray-pricey and rare Spring Drive Spacewalk chronograph. Around the same time came a vintage Seiko 6139 chronograph from around the mid-70s, which is about to be sent out for a full service, but works pretty well as-is. Before then came a rather dressy, non-export Seiko 5 that I keep thinking I'll sell off and replace with a Presage "Cocktail Time" for a dress watch, but haven't budged on. My lone quartz watch is an all-analog Casio Edifice EQS-A500DB-1AV (damn, always have to look that model number up), which is probably the only quartz watch I've come close to saying I love.

Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.

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The Alpinist.

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Seiko 5 Sports Spacewalk

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Seiko 6139 Chronograph

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"Dressy" Seiko 5

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Casio Edifice EQS-A500DB-1AV

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On the Wall: Wanted one of these for ages; love it. (Keeps killer time, too.)

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Nearly forgot: I mentioned the Edifice being the only quartz watch I ever really liked. Not true: this Seiko from a few decades before shared that honor. Owned two of them: wore out first one, sold the second for serious cash.

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Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:36 am quote
amateriat wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
Get's a bit tricky when the sun isn't out.
If that thing's for real, I need one, just because.
It's real.
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:31 am quote
Finally got around to posting mine...

My wife bought it for me when we got engaged 18 or so years ago. Nice watch, though it's really good at setting off metal detectors.

That, and it needs a new battery pretty much every year....and seems only the local jeweler can change it. Batteries may wind up costing more than the watch soon. If I could, I'd go with a solar powered one, but hey, I'm sentimental and all....

Bit of scarring on it because I seem to forget to take off jewelry for all but the worst jobs...

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Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:49 am quote
amateriat wrote:
Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.
Very nice the mechanical wall clock with two holes, I assume one for the charge and the other for the adjustment.
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:00 pm quote
Attila wrote:
amateriat wrote:
Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.
Very nice the mechanical wall clock with two holes, I assume one for the charge and the other for the adjustment.
The left keywind is for the chime (which never gets wound; no way to manually shut it off, and the chime drives Le Wife nuts). The one on the right winds the mainspring for the clock itself.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:17 am quote
amateriat wrote:
Attila wrote:
amateriat wrote:
Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.
Very nice the mechanical wall clock with two holes, I assume one for the charge and the other for the adjustment.
The left keywind is for the chime (which never gets wound; no way to manually shut it off, and the chime drives Le Wife nuts). The one on the right winds the mainspring for the clock itself.
The chime can be deactivated, usually inside the case there is a pin made to unhook the hammer ... seen on other wall clocks.
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:12 pm quote
Attila wrote:
amateriat wrote:
Attila wrote:
amateriat wrote:
Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.
Very nice the mechanical wall clock with two holes, I assume one for the charge and the other for the adjustment.
The left keywind is for the chime (which never gets wound; no way to manually shut it off, and the chime drives Le Wife nuts). The one on the right winds the mainspring for the clock itself.
The chime can be deactivated, usually inside the case there is a pin made to unhook the hammer ... seen on other wall clocks.
Possibly…but these clocks were originally designed with the office environment in mind (hence the day/date feature), so I don't think a "silencing" function for the chime was a major consideration in the design. DOesn't really matter, since I make a point not to wind the spring for that function.
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:22 am quote
In 1995 my job was transferred to Johanneburg. At the time it was a petty crime problem area with muggings and purse snatchings etc every day. The Government Department I worked in was situated in three buildings so walking on the street was a daily occurrence.

To minimize risk, we 'dressed down' for work - no bling, no ring and no watch.
We wore open necked shirts and sleeves rolled up two turns to show we had no valuables. I worked there uneventfully for ten years before I transferred to another government department back in Pretoria.

I found not wearing a watch to be one of the most liberating experiences of my life...!
I am still without a watch.
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:52 am quote
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Amazing stuff. Do they wear watches in this office space or is are clocks provided with the service?
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:53 am quote
Fudmucker wrote:
In 1995 my job was transferred to Johanneburg. At the time it was a petty crime problem area with muggings and purse snatchings etc every day. The Government Department I worked in was situated in three buildings so walking on the street was a daily occurrence.

To minimize risk, we 'dressed down' for work - no bling, no ring and no watch.
We wore open necked shirts and sleeves rolled up two turns to show we had no valuables. I worked there uneventfully for ten years before I transferred to another government department back in Pretoria.

I found not wearing a watch to be one of the most liberating experiences of my life...!
I am still without a watch.
If you use a smart phone you are carrying a watch around with you all the time. All 3 of my bikes also have a clock on the HUD.
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:23 am quote
Knowing what time it is is a great benefit of a watch and, of course, it's primary purpose. But if I just want to know what time it is, I'll wear a souless smart watch. I have one of those and it's my daily. It does a great job of telling me the time and providing all sorts of other useful information. But it's nothing special. Mechanical watches are an amazing example of miniturized mechanical engineering. They are a melding of engineering and art. At least that's what they represent to me. They are beautiful, complex, tiny machines. If I was looking for my next career, I'd seriously look at watch making. Unfortunately, age is cruel. My eyesight isn't what it used to be and my hands are not as steady and they would need to be for that career.

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:36 am quote
Christmas gift from my wife. The colour matches 2 of my bikes

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:44 am quote
The TAG matches a Porsche 911 ...
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:44 am quote
Attila wrote:
The TAG matches a Porsche 911 ...
The Porsche 911 wouldn't fit under the tree.
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:47 am quote
Travel watch.

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:52 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Attila wrote:
The TAG matches a Porsche 911 ...
The Porsche 911 wouldn't fit under the tree.
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Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:16 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
If you use a smart phone you are carrying a watch around with you all the time. All 3 of my bikes also have a clock on the HUD.
This is true - I do have the means to tell time...
if I chose to.

What I found liberating was that I no longer look at my wrist every few minutes to see how much of my day has passed away. Tasks are done in the time it takes to do them - not ahead or behind schedule set by the timetable and determined by the ticking chunk of metal on my left wrist.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:19 am quote
Like many others, I too have not worn my watch for a while and its not missed. The watch was a conversation starter, like a Benelli with a loud exhaust.

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:58 am quote
Here's a couple of mine.
A Christopher Ward C65 Diver for a bit of vintage style, or a Citizen Luke Skywalker limited edition for some geeky fun.

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:39 am quote
Time Line
I usually wear either Seiko but if I really want to impress, I put on the Rolex.

Sorry for less than optimum pics. Dropped cellphone and camera took a bit of a hit. New one on the way

Thanks to the almighty for Samsung.

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:56 am quote
I wear an Apple Watch...on the days I remember to put it on.
When I wore one regularly, I usually went for a timex expedition watch. I got out of the habit when I became a potter. I ruined more than one getting it covered in wet clay and it just got in the way. After two ruined and two more lost, I got a carabiner watch...which fell off somewhere down a random highway between towns in the mountains. Oops.
I mostly just use my phone and the bike's clock. The smart watch serves primarily as a heart rate and stress monitor and to tap me on the arm when I don't hear the PDA function of my phone tell me what I'm supposed to be doing.
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:47 pm quote
I just won this Skagen watch on shopgoodwill. It's a little bigger than I'd like, but I'll get used to it, I'm sure.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:33 am quote
First, my mechanical Vulcain, which I got when I graduated from High School.

Second, a couple of items from my navigator days. The digital watch was a replacement for my old mil-spec mechanical hack watch in 1981. It has prominent buttons to operate with gloves on. The USAF tried replacing mechanical watches with digital, but ultimately couldn't keep up with technology.

I have my old hack watch somewhere, but couldn't find it this morning.

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Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:02 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Fudmucker wrote:
In 1995 my job was transferred to Johanneburg. At the time it was a petty crime problem area with muggings and purse snatchings etc every day. The Government Department I worked in was situated in three buildings so walking on the street was a daily occurrence.

To minimize risk, we 'dressed down' for work - no bling, no ring and no watch.
We wore open necked shirts and sleeves rolled up two turns to show we had no valuables. I worked there uneventfully for ten years before I transferred to another government department back in Pretoria.

I found not wearing a watch to be one of the most liberating experiences of my life...!
I am still without a watch.
If you use a smart phone you are carrying a watch around with you all the time. All 3 of my bikes also have a clock on the HUD.
As I've occasionally pointed out to folks who point to their phone as their "watch": they now essentially carry a fancy pocket watch…and pocket watches disappeared for a reason.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:35 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Finally got around to posting mine...

My wife bought it for me when we got engaged 18 or so years ago. Nice watch, though it's really good at setting off metal detectors.

That, and it needs a new battery pretty much every year....and seems only the local jeweler can change it. Batteries may wind up costing more than the watch soon. If I could, I'd go with a solar powered one, but hey, I'm sentimental and all....

Bit of scarring on it because I seem to forget to take off jewelry for all but the worst jobs...
I have the newer solar powered model. In fact I don't think I'll ever buy another battery watch because my Tissot Touch I never wear is 100$ for a battery change.

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Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:54 pm quote
znomit wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Finally got around to posting mine...

My wife bought it for me when we got engaged 18 or so years ago. Nice watch, though it's really good at setting off metal detectors.

That, and it needs a new battery pretty much every year....and seems only the local jeweler can change it. Batteries may wind up costing more than the watch soon. If I could, I'd go with a solar powered one, but hey, I'm sentimental and all....

Bit of scarring on it because I seem to forget to take off jewelry for all but the worst jobs...
I have the newer solar powered model. In fact I don't think I'll ever buy another battery watch because my Tissot Touch I never wear is 100$ for a battery change.
This, in part, is why I bought my Casio Edifice: as mentioned in my post on this thread, I've had several quartz watches (not cheapies) rendered useless by ham-fisted "watchmakers" attempting to change the battery. Enough.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:20 pm quote
amateriat wrote:
znomit wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Finally got around to posting mine...

My wife bought it for me when we got engaged 18 or so years ago. Nice watch, though it's really good at setting off metal detectors.

That, and it needs a new battery pretty much every year....and seems only the local jeweler can change it. Batteries may wind up costing more than the watch soon. If I could, I'd go with a solar powered one, but hey, I'm sentimental and all....

Bit of scarring on it because I seem to forget to take off jewelry for all but the worst jobs...
I have the newer solar powered model. In fact I don't think I'll ever buy another battery watch because my Tissot Touch I never wear is 100$ for a battery change.
This, in part, is why I bought my Casio Edifice: as mentioned in my post on this thread, I've had several quartz watches (not cheapies) rendered useless by ham-fisted "watchmakers" attempting to change the battery. Enough.
Seems to be a global phenomenom! The 'best' case I've encountered: I took my quartz watch to a battery change. It was in a perfect shape, a basic (=not expensive, but not the cheapest either) Swiss Candino watch, lots of those around. What I got back was a pile of junk. They couldn't get the back cover into its place again, as it was broken. While trying to do this, they had also broken the glass. Their first attempt was "we don't charge for the battery..."
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:29 am quote
RRider wrote:
amateriat wrote:
znomit wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Finally got around to posting mine...

My wife bought it for me when we got engaged 18 or so years ago. Nice watch, though it's really good at setting off metal detectors.

That, and it needs a new battery pretty much every year....and seems only the local jeweler can change it. Batteries may wind up costing more than the watch soon. If I could, I'd go with a solar powered one, but hey, I'm sentimental and all....

Bit of scarring on it because I seem to forget to take off jewelry for all but the worst jobs...
I have the newer solar powered model. In fact I don't think I'll ever buy another battery watch because my Tissot Touch I never wear is 100$ for a battery change.
This, in part, is why I bought my Casio Edifice: as mentioned in my post on this thread, I've had several quartz watches (not cheapies) rendered useless by ham-fisted "watchmakers" attempting to change the battery. Enough.
Seems to be a global phenomenom! The 'best' case I've encountered: I took my quartz watch to a battery change. It was in a perfect shape, a basic (=not expensive, but not the cheapest either) Swiss Candino watch, lots of those around. What I got back was a pile of junk. They couldn't get the back cover into its place again, as it was broken. While trying to do this, they had also broken the glass. Their first attempt was "we don't charge for the battery..."
This is why I started doing my own servicing on my quartz battery powered watches. As mentioned above, I was also charged $100 for a battery replacement in my Tissot PRC200 Chronograph. I went to Amazon and bought a watch tool kit with a case wrench to allow me to remove back cases and resize/replace any band - it's paid for itself several times over. I've also started leaning towards the solar powered offerings from Citizen and Seiko for quartz options to limit the battery changes. But I prefer automatics and have my eye on a Seiko Alpinist Auto as my next acquisition.
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:26 am quote
I just check my OZY for the correct time


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Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:49 pm quote
amateriat wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
Get's a bit tricky when the sun isn't out.
If that thing's for real, I need one, just because.

I have a decades-long love of watches, semi-high-end and low. There are now five watches (four of them mechanical) in my "active" (i.e., working) collection, plus about three more that are slated to be repaired and sold as time and resources allow. Last new purchase (and my first in years) was a Seiko SARB017 Alpinist, which I love the daylights out of. Before that came another Seiko, a 5 Sports Spacewalk, stylistically based on the cray-cray-pricey and rare Spring Drive Spacewalk chronograph. Around the same time came a vintage Seiko 6139 chronograph from around the mid-70s, which is about to be sent out for a full service, but works pretty well as-is. Before then came a rather dressy, non-export Seiko 5 that I keep thinking I'll sell off and replace with a Presage "Cocktail Time" for a dress watch, but haven't budged on. My lone quartz watch is an all-analog Casio Edifice EQS-A500DB-1AV (damn, always have to look that model number up), which is probably the only quartz watch I've come close to saying I love.

Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.
That Alpinist looks really nice, I haven't seen one before.

It's funny how some watch brands talk to me and some don't... Seiko has "that something" to me too. Even more odd is that I've never been a big fan of sport watches, but Seiko knows how to make those attractive too.

I've been looking for an automatic watch for some time now and also set my eyes to the "Coctail Time" series. On the border of being a bit fancy even for a dress watch... but I do like the elegant, somewhat old school design and many interesting color combinations.
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:02 pm quote
I was at work on Friday morning and realized my watch matched my shoes.

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Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:19 pm quote
Re: I just check my OZY for the correct time
OldSchooot wrote:


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Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:53 am quote
RRider wrote:
amateriat wrote:
TroutBum wrote:
Get's a bit tricky when the sun isn't out.
If that thing's for real, I need one, just because.

I have a decades-long love of watches, semi-high-end and low. There are now five watches (four of them mechanical) in my "active" (i.e., working) collection, plus about three more that are slated to be repaired and sold as time and resources allow. Last new purchase (and my first in years) was a Seiko SARB017 Alpinist, which I love the daylights out of. Before that came another Seiko, a 5 Sports Spacewalk, stylistically based on the cray-cray-pricey and rare Spring Drive Spacewalk chronograph. Around the same time came a vintage Seiko 6139 chronograph from around the mid-70s, which is about to be sent out for a full service, but works pretty well as-is. Before then came a rather dressy, non-export Seiko 5 that I keep thinking I'll sell off and replace with a Presage "Cocktail Time" for a dress watch, but haven't budged on. My lone quartz watch is an all-analog Casio Edifice EQS-A500DB-1AV (damn, always have to look that model number up), which is probably the only quartz watch I've come close to saying I love.

Oh, a wild card: one of my fave vintage mechanical Seikos doesn't fit my wrist, so it stays at home.
That Alpinist looks really nice, I haven't seen one before.

It's funny how some watch brands talk to me and some don't... Seiko has "that something" to me too. Even more odd is that I've never been a big fan of sport watches, but Seiko knows how to make those attractive too.

I've been looking for an automatic watch for some time now and also set my eyes to the "Coctail Time" series. On the border of being a bit fancy even for a dress watch... but I do like the elegant, somewhat old school design and many interesting color combinations.
... and I did it! Got a deal I could not refuse

So far I'been more metal/black/silver guy... and I'm still a bit hesitant on how I will live with the golden colour, but I absolutely love the brown clock face.

Can't see it well from the picture, but it is not an even colour, it changes according to the light. I could spend time just staring it... better to leave this watch home when I'm driving/riding

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