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post #2881 of 4084
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Originally Posted by JanC View Post

What's the movement?

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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Seagull Automatic (self-winding) Movement ( I think?)

Yes it is. It has the same movement as the Parnis Portuguese, which isn't exactly a chronograph movement.
post #2882 of 4084
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Originally Posted by ajmanouk View Post

DAT FEEL WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE ON THE INTERNETZ WITH THE SAME WATCH AS YOU!!!!

It still feels small, but I'm getting used to it...



Still seeking a nice, simple, black leather strap for it though... the inspiration to buy the watch came from a photo where it looked *phenomenal* on a black croc strap. I guess what I didn't consider is that croc is a little too dressy to me for me to wear it daily, but I look at the photo and I still think it needs a croc strap...


OK, I'll show the photo... NOT MY PHOTO

post #2883 of 4084
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

It still feels small, but I'm getting used to it...



Still seeking a nice, simple, black leather strap for it though... the inspiration to buy the watch came from a photo where it looked *phenomenal* on a black croc strap. I guess what I didn't consider is that croc is a little too dressy to me for me to wear it daily, but I look at the photo and I still think it needs a croc strap...


OK, I'll show the photo... NOT MY PHOTO


^ What model is that?
post #2884 of 4084

It IS a great looking watch. Model # is SNXS79K, and it seems to have been recently discontinued.


Edited by Hayward - 4/27/13 at 12:03pm
post #2885 of 4084
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

It IS a great looking watch. Model # is SNXS79K, and it seems to have been recently discontinued.

I'm not sure if it's been discontinued or not, but it IS still out there, with variants. There's at least blue dial, silver dial, gold dial versions... I think if you search SNXS but changing the number slightly, i.e. 77, 81, that should lead you to the variants.

I'm sure if it's truly discontinued all the variants will also go by the wayside, but as of right this moment, these are still out there. I also think there's a very VERY similar model with a 3 o'clock crown, but I'm not sure of the model number. I find that a lot of these small little dressy 5's are usually ugly, there's usually one thing about them that deal-breaks them for me (like roman numeral indices or the hands or the dial or the case are ugly), but when I saw that black one on the leather strap... everything balances. I had to have one. It was nice even to have a little lume on it as well, they usually don't have much in the way of lume... It was my first 5 (well, this specific type of 5, small and dressy-- I do have a Military 5 as well), and might be my last until I find another "perfect" combo.

Got mine on Ebay BTW
Edited by WorkingClassDude - 4/27/13 at 4:50pm
post #2886 of 4084
sold my squale and picked this up
post #2887 of 4084
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

sold my squale and picked this up

Enjoy it.
I've had one for two years, great watch.
post #2888 of 4084

Saw this one on an Emirates flight in the duty-free catalog, and almost got it for a novelty- asked to see and handle it and decided maybe they didn't pay cosmonauts much in 1959, it felt like a cheap Timex from that era! Decided to give it a pass, even for $125...

 

Anyone familiar with this brand? Is reputed to have been on Yuri Gagarin's wrist when he went into space...

 

 

post #2889 of 4084
it's a sturmanski (that's what the cyrllic says)
post #2890 of 4084
Well I'm new here so, be kind. Here are my contributions for now:

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Love all three but eventually really want a Tag Carrera.
post #2891 of 4084
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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

Saw this one on an Emirates flight in the duty-free catalog, and almost got it for a novelty- asked to see and handle it and decided maybe they didn't pay cosmonauts much in 1959, it felt like a cheap Timex from that era! Decided to give it a pass, even for $125...

 

Anyone familiar with this brand? Is reputed to have been on Yuri Gagarin's wrist when he went into space...

 

 

 

 

Yuri most certainly wore a shturmanskie, but I doubt it was anything like this one. It was probably the officer level chronograph model.

 

They make some good watches, but avoid the hokey "commemorative" editions. As a general rule, I avoid any russian watches with english writing. Just seems inauthentic to me.

post #2892 of 4084
Close ups of my Orient




post #2893 of 4084

I really wish companies wouldnt put stupid things like "water resist" on the dial, especially on such a clean and minimalist watch

post #2894 of 4084
Especially confusing on a watch that isn't especially water resistant...
post #2895 of 4084
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

sold my squale and picked this up

Nice! Just picked up an Antea. Been looking at various pilots. Love their Chrono design.
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