^^^Very nice pair.^^^
A guy could go just about anywhere with those two.
Average use in an office environment and at home should not result in ill effects on any RO (other than maybe showing a scratch or ding). With long sleeves as part of the "Uniform" at the office, luckily I've hardly picked up any scratches. Wishing you lots of luck and fun with your decision!
You are very welcome. Thanks for the good wishes!
I just spotted this article, published in an Australian online site but apparently originally from the NY Times, about the evolution of Hodinkee:
The money quote:
So, if the article is accurate, it sounds as though Hodinkee wants to start offering its own auction service, as well as its own discussion forum/social network.
As mentioned on my previous post, can anyone who has a close watchmaker friend or information shed light on the lubricant issue on watches where owners can visually see the lub drying out? Of course this only apply to watches with exhibition case back..
Agreed, while not a delicate flower, its certainly not as rugged a movement as what one will find in a Rolex. For basic use at the office, home, or average activities its fine. I definitely, would not go shooting with it on, both due to the repeated recoil/shock and possibility of hot shells being ejected out and hitting it. Years ago I did wear Subs and a GMT while shooting and they seemed fine. Today, I probably wouldn't subject them to that, again more due to shells being ejected rather than recoil. In addition, as you mentioned, I would not let them go unserviced for the duration that a Rolex (or possibly a Seamaster or Breitling) can endure without ill effects.
Thanks for clarifying that isn't your wrist in the 15400 photos. Cheers!
Are you trying to observe or diagnose when your watches should be serviced, or are you just looking for general information? I doubt you personally will be able to see anything. When I think back on movements I've seen through exhibition backs and photos I've taken, I don't recall ever seeing a movement and thinking, "This looks like it has a good coat of oil" nor have I looked and thought, "This movement looked particularly dry." Also, IIRC they don't coat things heavily in oil, its just enough to get the job done.
Mimo is correct, the oils are not going to evaporate the way alcohol, water or other fluids do, especially as in most circumstances the movement & oil is contained in a water resistant case. However, old oils can congeal, get sticky, and they can become contaminated with microscopic particles, thereby no longer providing the same protection they once did. If I were wearing something like a dress watch (which may have a more delicate movement and a less water resistant case) I would probably stick to the manufacturers recommendation for service. With something more rugged like a Submariner...I would easily wear that beyond the manufacturers recommended service intervals without worrying.
In the end being able to go several years without a service is pretty impressive. Most machinery, particularly cars (even with the use of synthetic oils requires), require at least a service/oil change once a year.
A friend of mine used to always buy watches and choose with the watch that was the so called "Better deal" rather than the one that he truly wanted. Then he would still want the other piece, eventually sell/trade the one he bought, be subjected to some depreciation, and if he was truly unlucky, there may have been a price increase before he bought the piece he truly wanted.
I'm a firm believer in saving up and waiting bit longer to get the one you really want, rather than a substitute.