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Seems to be how a lot of people feel about watches. peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

LOL
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Seems to be how a lot of people feel about watches. peepwall%5B1%5D.gif

I have friends who feel their G-shocks are now irrelevant because they can tell the time on their mobile phones..
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My boss has a watch but always seems to look at the computer or his phone to tell time.  I find myself feeling lost without a watch on.  A G-Shock would be nice for when I am working in the yard...

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My boss has a watch but always seems to look at the computer or his phone to tell time. Me too.

I find myself feeling lost without a watch on.  But, me too.

A G-Shock would be mechanical Seiko is nice for when I am working in the yard...

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If you have automatic watches you need a watch winder.
Need is a very strong word here. I've owned many automatics and multiple automatics at a time and I have never found myself needing a winder. I either let them run down or use the winder I was born with and pull out the crown and wind it.
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But since when did need have anything to do with it?  This is Styleforum, dude!  And a thread of thousands of pages all about buying mechanical anachronisms.  This isn't about need.  This is about buying shit we don't need because we look at it by ourselves and say "ha, cool!".  And share it with complete strangers on the internet.

 

I think it's reasonable to put a weird machine that turns your unworn unnecessary watches around to keep them wound while you're able to wear only one of them and keep it wound, apart from when you wind them manually just for fun to feel what winding them feels like, in the same category of fun.

 

This place is weird.  I like it.  I'm going to buy another watch.  And maybe a winder.

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Pics of your entire collection or it didn't happen 😉. But seriously, congratulations! Nice way to end your year.

Thanks, I'll get a picture up soon. G Shock is coming in the mail and don't want to leave anybody out!
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Well said tifosi and Mimo.

 

While I perceive winders to be a pointless waste of money for anyone who doesn't have a safe full of perpetual calendars (and frankly, fall short of "need" for those who do) - if they make you happy, by all means buy a dozen of them and go to sleep smiling.

 

If setting and winding a premium mechanical timepiece is a significant inconvenience to you, then I congratulate you on your spectacularly soft life.  Now, go summon your man-servant to brush your teeth for you. :slayer:

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I would, but he's got thirty-three pairs of shoes to polish first.  SF is hardly blameless in that regard, either...

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Random wrist shot for Monday:

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^^^ Frickin' awesome.

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I would, but he's got thirty-three pairs of shoes to polish first.  SF is hardly blameless in that regard, either...

 

You don't have people for that? :slapfight:  Seriously, when I see what some of the shine gurus on this forum can accomplish, I wish I had people for that.

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^^^ Frickin' awesome.
Thanks, Rog!
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The date display preference is subjective/aesthetic. My Grand Reverso Duo has a similar date display, with a placement at 12 o'clock and I think it works well:




I prefer the 12 o'clock placement to the one at 3 o'clock as is used for IWC Pilot Mark XVII, or the Cartier Calibre. The 12 o'clock placement curves nicely with the top of the dial, and reminds me of an arch or other architectural feature. It also balances out the seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock, and hence adds balance to the watch.

Academe, nice watch but that get up together with the Filson is crying for a Rolex.
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Edit: I looked into it a bit more and it is actually a trademark violation which is why customs can confiscate them. Interesting as I wouldn't have thought that.

Just curious: are you saying that the onus is put on the customer to be aware of a company's distribution agreement impositions and as such, an (unknowing) 'violation' thereof can mean that the customer has to pay the 'penalty' and hand over the goods?
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