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Feel free to talk about these in the TWAT thread. Nomos is generally well thought of there.
post #5972 of 6369
We all know the intended parameters for this thread. Minor diversions are inevitable.
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This thread has gone very silent (I haven't posted in a long time either)

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It is hard to beat Seiko in the "most quality for the money"-category.

Two of my Seikos. SKX009 and the perfect summer watch, 7002-700A.

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Finally got my hands on the Aevig Huldra blue. Beautiful, beautiful watch.


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Never heard of that brand but that's a tasty looking retro diver. I couldn't justify getting one as have a blue sub. Also I think it could benefit from a date and crown lugs (personal preference) but that's still a very nice looking watch at a reasonable price.
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Just some stock web pics, but this just arrived - an early birthday present from my wife via Massdrop.  Just loving it.  The nylon strap feel like a real quality bit of work and the cream dial has a real warmth to it. SNZG07

 

 

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post #5978 of 6369
That is pretty much identical to one I got my son a couple of years ago. It's almost unbelievable that you can get so much watch for the price. That is a proper watch. Nice kop!
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Out cycling with Ollech & Wajs Ocean Master. Nice looking hand-wound with Kevlar band. Use it for hiking, kayaking, cycling, etc.
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Never heard of that brand but that's a tasty looking retro diver. I couldn't justify getting one as have a blue sub. Also I think it could benefit from a date and crown lugs (personal preference) but that's still a very nice looking watch at a reasonable price.

Thank you. I'm generally not a fan of the typical diver style watch. The Aevig Huldra has been the diver I've been wanting for a long, long time, but it was always out of stock. This was the last run ever of the blue version, so I jumped on it as soon as it was available (I'd asked Chip, the owner of Aevig, to keep me posted. Great guy with exceptional post sale service btw). This is my first diver.

Personally I prefer no date. If you prefer a date window, then Chip is designing a Huldra v2 right now, which has a date window (giving in to popular demand). I HAD to get it this time (no date window). I don't know if there are any other changes planned for v2 of the watch though.

I have another Aevig, the Valkyr bronze in black. Another one of my favourite watches. And right now he has the Balaur up for a pre order price of EUR 500 including VAT so closer to $480ish without VAT and concerted to USD. A steal for a super compressor style diver with an ETA 2824-2 IMO. It's slightly too big for my wrists unfortunately.
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Servicing question here... but still definitely PMW (hopefully)...



My siblings and I gave this watch to my dad for father's day (most likely in the early 80's).  He doesn't wear it (hasn't for 10+ years) and has given it to me.  I like the design -- day/date at 6:00, lugless, and the somewhat hockey puck profile.  I'd like to get it cleaned and serviced, but a decent band on it, and have it for certain occasions.

Unfortunately, the only service option I have (other than learning to service it myself... fun, but not going to happen any time soon) is to take it to my local shop and pay $350 or so.  Ouch.  That's more than I am willing to put into a watch that I like, but don't love.  

I suppose I could wear it without servicing it and just see what happens.  Or let it continue to sit in a drawer.  What other options are there?  

I'm dreaming that there's a shop somewhere that would service it and mail it back to me for, say, $125?  I'm in no rush.  Thanks in advance for any ideas, suggestions, or recommendations.  
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Servicing question here... but still definitely PMW (hopefully)... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




My siblings and I gave this watch to my dad for father's day (most likely in the early 80's).  He doesn't wear it (hasn't for 10+ years) and has given it to me.  I like the design -- day/date at 6:00, lugless, and the somewhat hockey puck profile.  I'd like to get it cleaned and serviced, but a decent band on it, and have it for certain occasions.

Unfortunately, the only service option I have (other than learning to service it myself... fun, but not going to happen any time soon) is to take it to my local shop and pay $350 or so.  Ouch.  That's more than I am willing to put into a watch that I like, but don't love.  

I suppose I could wear it without servicing it and just see what happens.  Or let it continue to sit in a drawer.  What other options are there?  

I'm dreaming that there's a shop somewhere that would service it and mail it back to me for, say, $125?  I'm in no rush.  Thanks in advance for any ideas, suggestions, or recommendations.  

If it currently runs, and you aren't planning to wear it all the time, I'd just put a new strap or band on it and call it a day.

You should be able to find a competent jeweler in your area that can give it a superficial cleaning but from the photo, the case doesn't look to be in bad shape so I wouldn't want to mess with having it totally polished and the crystal looks great so I'd want to keep that as original as possible for now as well.
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It's sailing perilously close to replica territory with the signed crown but the Corgeut Black Bay homage is becoming one of my favourite watches. Runs consistently at +10s/d and I think it looks great on this Hirsch Grand Duke in navy.

 

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If it currently runs, and you aren't planning to wear it all the time, I'd just put a new strap or band on it and call it a day.

You should be able to find a competent jeweler in your area that can give it a superficial cleaning but from the photo, the case doesn't look to be in bad shape so I wouldn't want to mess with having it totally polished and the crystal looks great so I'd want to keep that as original as possible for now as well.

 

Thanks MP.  Just to be clear, I'm interested in servicing the internals.  I'm fine with (in fact like) the signs of wear on the outside.  I just don't want to do permanent damage to the mechanics because it hasn't been cleaned and lubed.  (It has probably never been cleaned and lubed.)  

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Was looking for a decent silver or white faced dress watch that wouldn't break the bank. Hamilton came through!
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