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Stitchy - my wife prefers the mens' models as it gives it a sportier appearance as Dino mentioned. Personally I'm not a fan of TT watches for guys, but there's something about that Everrose gold that looks great on her!

agree 100%. TT watches, in almost any size, look better on wimmez than on menz. imo that is.
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And Stitchy, the turn-o-graph looks great all polished up. I am glad that you are pleased with it!

thanks, broham!!!! im glad too. i think this baby will be getting all wrist time during which i am not wearing a suit.
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This goes for me, too.

Pics of the Zenith as promised Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









oh roger, its just lovely!
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Happy AP birthday, Dino!

And lawd, what a looker the MUT moon is...congrats on that.
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Captain Cool strikes again

that watch is awesome. congrats again. Looks great on you.
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This goes for me, too.

Pics of the Zenith as promised






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Happy AP birthday, Dino!
 

Thanks Partagas cheers.gif

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NonServiam, beautiful JLC, loving it.
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Roger, nice pics of Zenith.
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Just picked this up today with various straps. I'm liking the dark green or tan the most for summer. Leather for formal/winter.
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can anyone recommend a decent quartz watch for $600 and under?

i don't wanna pay for the service fees on automatic watches anymore..

please don't flame me! peepwall[1].gif
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can anyone recommend a decent quartz watch for $600 and under?

i don't wanna pay for the service fees on automatic watches anymore..

please don't flame me! peepwall[1].gif

If you didn't have the price restriction, you could go vintage oysterquartz.

If you want to pay $500 for a quartz watch, you can always buy a shinola...
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can anyone recommend a decent quartz watch for $600 and under?

i don't wanna pay for the service fees on automatic watches anymore..

please don't flame me! peepwall[1].gif

Dress watch? Or what type are you thinking about?
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If you didn't have the price restriction, you could go vintage oysterquartz.

If you want to pay $500 for a quartz watch, you can always buy a shinola...

Even quartz watches have to be serviced from time to time. True if it's a cheap one, you'll probably just throw it away when it stops working (that is if a battery replacement doesn't do the trick). But if you buy a more expensive quartz such as a Patek or Rolex quartz watch you'll want to get it serviced.

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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post

If you didn't have the price restriction, you could go vintage oysterquartz.


If you want to pay $500 for a quartz watch, you can always buy a shinola...
Even quartz watches have to be serviced from time to time. True if it's a cheap one, you'll probably just throw it away when it stops working (that is if a battery replacement doesn't do the trick). But if you buy a more expensive quartz such as a Patek or Rolex quartz watch you'll want to get it serviced.

Why does a quartz watch need servicing?
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Why does a quartz watch need servicing?

Maybe someone a bit more knowledgeable can speak more specifically as to why. But basically it needs to be looked at and cared for just like any other mechanical device made by man.

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Why does a quartz watch need servicing?
To maintain its water resistance, mainly. Unless it's something exotic, just swap out the battery when it's time let the movement run to failure.
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Maybe someone a bit more knowledgeable can speak more specifically as to why. But basically it needs to be looked at and cared for just like any other mechanical device made by man.

On something basic like a digital quartz watch...all you need to do is change the battery. However, a Rolex Oysterquartz is well beyond a disposable watch/movement.  It has an 11 jewel movement, with a temperature compensator, and the pulse motor moves a pallet fork that turns the pallet wheel, which moves the second hand.  Its these mechanical parts that distinguish it from ordinary quartz movements, and its also the cause of the loud ticking associated with the Oysterquartz models.  Its interesting to note, that not only did Rolex once see their quartz watches as the future of Rolex, they were the most expensive models you could buy at one point.  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, an all steel Oysterquartz cost several hundred dollars more than a Submariner Date, Sea-Dweller, GMT, Explorer 1 & 2 or a Daytona.  They were also the most advanced watches they were producing, and were the only Rolex watches where the entire line up including the all steel models had saphire crystals, solid link bracelets, and they were more anti-magnetic than a Milgauss.  As many of you will acrylic crystals were used on most steel Rolex watches through about the late 1980s, and solid link bracelets, those didn't appear on every steel Rolex until roughly the mid 2000s.  Obviously, interests changed by the late 80s early 1990s and pricing of models eventually changed and Rolex began to focus again on its automatic watches.  Largely ignored late in its production the OQ's now have a pretty regular cult following. 

 

In the end an Oysterquartz doesn't need service as often as an oyster perpetual, but it still does eventually need the mechanical parts of its movement serviced.  For more info on its movement check out this http://www.oysterquartz.net/the_5035_movement.htm

 

Below are a few quick pix of my ref 17000 Oysterquartz, purchased new just as they went out of production around 2003/4.

 

1000

 


Edited by Dino944 - 8/2/13 at 10:12am
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