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Originally Posted by ChristopherBerr View Post
 

@DerangedGoose  Wow, never knew Seiko made such pieces! I'll have to translate something about their vintage pieces. 

 

The 6139 was one of the first chronographs in space, perhaps even before the Speedmaster:

 

http://blog.dreamchrono.com/2013/11/seiko-6139-pogue/

 

The blue one is handsome as well:

 

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I've considered getting a Pogue; it's a cool looking watch with a great history. But there's no sweep hand unless you use chronograph, right?

Anyone have a line on who else besides Tutima makes a center minute chrono with sweep seconds subdial and nothing else?
post #33528 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
 

 

The 6139 was one of the first chronographs in space, perhaps even before the Speedmaster:

 

http://blog.dreamchrono.com/2013/11/seiko-6139-pogue/

 

The blue one is handsome as well:

 

 

I like the Pogue, interesting design and great history.  I've only seen it with the gold dial.  The blue dial version is a very interesting variation.  How many 6319s do you own?  Are there other color dials besides the gold and the blue?  

post #33529 of 48312
Easy summer days. Relaxing in my childhood garden, AP ROC on wrist.

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post #33530 of 48312
^^^ outstanding. I want one of these so bad.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

^^^ outstanding. I want one of these so bad.

Ditto.  After reading this thread, I have realized that there is a whole other level of expensive hobbies.  fml.  Honestly, though, how do you guys manage to wear these beauties so casually.  Maybe it marks me as a smalltimer, but I would be afraid of wearing them, and would only feel  comfortable if they were encased in some 3d printed transparent armband, maybe...

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Ditto.  After reading this thread, I have realized that there is a whole other level of expensive hobbies.  fml.  Honestly, though, how do you guys manage to wear these beauties so casually.  Maybe it marks me as a smalltimer, but I would be afraid of wearing them, and would only feel  comfortable if they were encased in some 3d printed transparent armband, maybe...

Just like anything else in life I think that time in a hobby changes outlook. You have the philosophy or wearing shoes and not babying them and I think you would find the same for watches. I don't own one on the level do an AP or Patek but do own a few higher end pieces. I wear them all the time. It is really the only piece of jewelry (besides a wedding ring) that you will ever see on me. I feel it is important to wear it frequently to somewhat justify the thin ROI I have in my head. If I rarely wore them then I couldn't justify the expense as it's hard to even now sometimes. I think once you got over the hump of the cost on your wrist you would be impressed with both the look and the quality of construction and manufacturing and find yourself wearing a piece quite frequently.
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Just like anything else in life I think that time in a hobby changes outlook. You have the philosophy or wearing shoes and not babying them and I think you would find the same for watches. I don't own one on the level do an AP or Patek but do own a few higher end pieces. I wear them all the time. It is really the only piece of jewelry (besides a wedding ring) that you will ever see on me. I feel it is important to wear it frequently to somewhat justify the thin ROI I have in my head. If I rarely wore them then I couldn't justify the expense as it's hard to even now sometimes. I think once you got over the hump of the cost on your wrist you would be impressed with both the look and the quality of construction and manufacturing and find yourself wearing a piece quite frequently.

I'd like to think this.  However, there seems to be one essential difference between the two hobbies, which is that watches can actually be considered investments, whereas a piece of clothing, not matter how well made or expensive, will likely never, ever, appreciate in value.  It's like a car.  The moment you drive it off the lot, it's 1/2 price (yes, I realize that there are exceptions there as well!)  So, my philosophy of "wear the crap out of it, and let it show the age and wear", doesn't seem to hold for watches.  Also, as you know, I like things like Boro, which were originally a method of salvaging old clothes.  This mentality doesn't seem to exist with watch collectors.  Or maybe it does, and I just haven't heard about it.

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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I'd like to think this.  However, there seems to be one essential difference between the two hobbies, which is that watches can actually be considered investments, whereas a piece of clothing, not matter how well made or expensive, will likely never, ever, appreciate in value.  It's like a car.  The moment you drive it off the lot, it's 1/2 price (yes, I realize that there are exceptions there as well!)  So, my philosophy of "wear the crap out of it, and let it show the age and wear", doesn't seem to hold for watches.  Also, as you know, I like things like Boro, which were originally a method of salvaging old clothes.  This mentality doesn't seem to exist with watch collectors.  Or maybe it does, and I just haven't heard about it.

I agree with this to a point. I see a watch as an investment only to the point if if I truly needed to sell due to unforeseen issues, wanting to trade up to something else, etc that I likely could. I don't treat it like an Apple stock on a 7-1 split that I have for purely financial reasons.
Furthermore I don't think age adds to the appeal. If you have me the option of a brand new, never worn Rolex vs. a collectible and worn piece from the '70's I take the aged piece every day. In some ways wear on a watch preserves memories for me. I remember this little scratch from this trip, etc. if I were going into it for purely financial reasons I may feel differently but I more see it as a more fun place than a savings account to hold a few grand in case I ever need it
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

How old is the watch?  I had a Daytona (El Primero based movement) that was spot on for about 6 years then it was losing a bit of time (so I sent it in for service).  Then I had an Explorer 2 that was pretty close to being spot on for 12-13 years.  Both were daily wearers.  I got the Ex2 back from Rolex's NY service center in just 4 weeks and its running great.  Hopefully, yours just needs a minor adjustment if its not too old, but worse case scenario it goes in for an overhaul and will be running perfectly again soon. 

i have no idea how old it is. peepwall[1].gif

if it was really running poor;y id sent it in. as is, its just a minor annoyance and i wanted to whine about it to my bros. smile.gif
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A different perspective on my BLNR. After 7 months of love, the polished center links are all scratched up. Does it make me love it less? No. What's to point of a fine time piece if it doesn't fit into your life? Any of the RO owners care to share what the bracelet looks like on the underside of their wrist? I've wondered what those look like as the finish on AP's is top notch and brushed just so.
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my center links are also scratched a bit. say lah vee.
post #33536 of 48312
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Ditto.  After reading this thread, I have realized that there is a whole other level of expensive hobbies.  fml.  Honestly, though, how do you guys manage to wear these beauties so casually.  Maybe it marks me as a smalltimer, but I would be afraid of wearing them, and would only feel  comfortable if they were encased in some 3d printed transparent armband, maybe...

Honestly I think outside Rolex and to some degree Pam and AP and what ever rappers are talking about currently, I doubt 99% of the worlds population will have any idea of what or how much that's sitting on your wrist.

I remember kristian Haagen was on tv awhile back talking about exspensive watches, where he mentioned a friend of his, who wears a $350k A. Lange everyday and he takes the bus and metro to walk everyday.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


Honestly I think outside Rolex and to some degree Pam and AP and what ever rappers are talking about currently, I doubt 99% of the worlds population will have any idea of what or how much that's sitting on your wrist.

I remember kristian Haagen was on tv awhile back talking about exspensive watches, where he mentioned a friend of his, who wears a $350k A. Lange everyday and he takes the bus and metro to walk everyday.

For me, the issue wouldn't be that I feel ostentatious, or that I'm afraid of being jacked.  No, I'd be afraid of me scraping it against something by mistake. or absentmindedly tapping it on the car door, whatever.  Maybe it's just a matter of psychological comfort.  I wear all manner of expensive clothing into the field, and don't worry if my sneakers get some mud on them out observing on the fireline, or if my leathers get scratched from brush.  I'm sure that there are many other people out there who would freak out.  I feel that I'd be one of those, for expensive watches.  Maybe I need to start with a basic, and work my way up...

post #33538 of 48312
My dad once left his omega on the top of the roof of his car and drove of, which resulted in it flying of and I believe run over (I was three), and it still worked.

My current watch was thrown 10m threw the air, due to the deployment buckle failing.

The dings add personality and they come with sapphire glass, so it won't get scratch, your car door might though.
post #33539 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I've considered getting a Pogue; it's a cool looking watch with a great history. But there's no sweep hand unless you use chronograph, right?

Anyone have a line on who else besides Tutima makes a center minute chrono with sweep seconds subdial and nothing else?

 

That is correct, there is no seconds counter

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

I like the Pogue, interesting design and great history.  I've only seen it with the gold dial.  The blue dial version is a very interesting variation.  How many 6319s do you own?  Are there other color dials besides the gold and the blue?  

I used to have a blue one, but flipped it a while back and find myself growing more interested in acquiring a gold/blue combo.

 

There were silver and black dialed models as well, but the gold and blue are my favorites for their lively color and pop, and really channel the 70s aesthetic:

 

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f281/how-buy-seiko-6139-600x-chronograph-collectors-buying-guide-140803.html

 

post #33540 of 48312
have an issue that may be best discussed here.

i won an auction for an Omega two tone bracelet, billed as new old stock... however, in my opinion, it is a clear fake... like not even worth discussing that it is genuine... however, the seller, who has perfect feedback, insists with poor excuses that it is genuine.

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in the last pic you can see that at the ends of the bracelet at the clasps the gold color is just that.... colored on.. it is not a separate piece... it's just a faint coating, likely a paint or something. there are no part numbers on the piece and in general it feels like a $15 bracelet from the mall that has been stamped with Omega.

i searched ofrei and didnt find any Omega bracelet with this release mechanism either.

the seller has offered me a refund when i send it back, which i will tomorrow... but i want blood.

what say you?
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