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post #2206 of 35504
My birthyear Datejust returned from the watchmaker yesterday with a new, smooth steel bezel (as opposed to the standard engine-turned). Enjoy!





/M
post #2207 of 35504
you got another watch fanatic right here. just recently got my rolex DJ!!! pics to come...
post #2208 of 35504
My Seiko 5....steel bracelet replaced with a leather band.



post #2209 of 35504
Here's some real watch porn.

My mom is 91 years old, retired in Florida and healthy as a horse (still gets around as well as she wants to).

She missed out on the internet age and doesn't use a computer.

I told her I like to participate in a style forum and that I had found Dad's watch, posted pictures of it on the forum, and that it ran well after all these years.

See here post 2186 about my Dad's old Pulsar watch


She said can "I post my watch too". I said sure and I had my nephew help her use the computer and takr digital pictures, and here is her Seiko. She doesn't remember when she bought it, but it was around when my Dad bought his Pulsar.

She said that she hadn't wound it in more than 20 years, but she wound it a few days ago and it started immediately keeping perfect time again. It's only got a 6" diameter band and she's too heavy to wear it now, but it's quite a testament to Seiko's longevity and value.

Here are pictures:









My parents weren't Patek Phillipe types but they were/are really good people sort of like Seiko watches.
post #2210 of 35504
50's 14k JLC;



/M
post #2211 of 35504
Cool how the Rolex and the Seiko are so similar...I have an IWC Yacht Club much like that. Another IWC (think I posted this earlier, but here are some slightly better pics): Steel snap-back case, sterling silver/bakelite fob. At the other end of the scale, just got this from ebay: Made in USSR Raketa watch for the weak-sighted, NOS. Huge size for its age (late 80s).
post #2212 of 35504
Here's my latest:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Citizen-THE-CITI...ayphotohosting

This watch (not purchased on eBay) nicely addresses two important values for me: precision and beauty. It's the Citizen Chronomaster (formerly called "The Citizen"). It's movement, the Citizen A660, is the most accurate watch movement available today; its specs are +/- 5 seconds a year. This puts it into the genre of High-End Quartz, a small grouping of thermocompensated quartz watches that are capable of something less than +/- 20 seconds per year. The beautiful Grand Seiko quartzes are in this category too, being spec'd at +/- 10 seconds per year. The precision of these watches has, to some of us anyway, its own aesthetic. I've since started reading and posting on the Watchuseek forum, particularly the High-End Quartz sub-forum.

I found the appearance of the watch appealing too. It's not overly large at 38 mm. case diameter, gives me all the information I need, and has what to me are classic lines.
post #2213 of 35504
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post
My birthyear Datejust returned from the watchmaker yesterday with a new, smooth steel bezel (as opposed to the standard engine-turned). Enjoy! 50's 14k JLC; /M
I realy think you should get some other straps, neither do the watches any favours. These are "dead" and its a pitty on otherwise nice watches.
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Originally Posted by sanrensho View Post
My Seiko 5....steel bracelet replaced with a leather band.
I like this combination, nice5 with a decent quality band with clasp. I think it suits the watch well.
post #2214 of 35504
A present from my wife:
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post #2215 of 35504
Two generations of the sports watch icon;



/M
post #2216 of 35504
State of the collection right now. Trying to cover the bases with moderately priced watches. Most were purchased used. From left to right, a Hamilton Khaki (quartz), Sinn 656, Stowa Airman Ikarus, Omega Seamaster (1962), and a Seiko Spirit SCVS003. I also have a Seiko SKX007K diver on a bracelet, but that's getting a new crystal. In the future I would like to get a chronograph and maybe something else on a bracelet (or a chrono on bracelet). I love the IWC Pilot Chrono but they run about $4K new, over $5K on a bracelet, and easily over $3K used, so that's not going to happen...I'm also a fan of the JLC Master Calendar and some of the Glashutte Original Panomatics but again, way out of my price range. Let me know if you have any ideas on interesting chronographs (PM or post).

post #2217 of 35504
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Originally Posted by jpb View Post
A present from my wife:

I'm not sure if I could adjust to a single hand watch, but I like the retro-modern look very much.
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A present from my wife:

I like that very much.
post #2219 of 35504
Im in need of a decent watch and was thinking about getting a seamaster but really like this IWC. It would also be much more versatile and could be worn with suits, etc. What do you guys think of these portofino chrono's?

http://www.prestigetime.com/item.php?item_id=7869
post #2220 of 35504
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Originally Posted by jamesbond View Post
Im in need of a decent watch and was thinking about getting a seamaster but really like this IWC. It would also be much more versatile and could be worn with suits, etc. What do you guys think of these portofino chrono's?

http://www.prestigetime.com/item.php?item_id=7869

That Portofino has a Spitfire brother that IMO looks a bit better:

Portofino


Spitfire Automatic Chrono


Honestly, I'm not a big fan of both Portofino and Spitfire lines. But if I have to choose, I'd get the spitfire.
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