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Tip of the hat to you Mimo - you're a prince.
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

Scratched an itch tonight.

Just noticed this.  Congrats and enjoy!

 

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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

After a week of USPS delays due to lingering effects from last weekend's snowstorm, I finally got my new-to-me Tuna yesterday. I had had the Tuna on my mind for a few years now but was always hesitant because of the official size and being hesitant to spend that much on a quartz movement but. But a good deal presented itself so I reeled it in.

If you have wanted it for a long time and the deal works for you, that's what matters. Congrats and enjoy it.  

 

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I've always liked that watch in photos, particularly that oddly-barrel-shaped case...just something about it seems so 70s cool to me. But unfortunately, I've never seen one in real life to peruse up close and personal. I guess I will have a chance with the new version at one of the ADs (sometime probably much later in 2014).
 

+1 .   I think many of their 70s watches are under appreciated and very cool.  I've seen photos, but never seen one in person.

 

NS...very cool Omega and the mesh bracelet is interesting looking on that piece.  Nice to see them going back to some of their vintage designs as SIHH is around the corner, but I'd probably prefer an original.  Enjoy yours its a beauty. 

 

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Can a modern high end watch with basic water resistance handle a steam room? Let's say your average Rolex from the 80s well maintained. Or a new one for that matter. Or a Speedmaster. I don't mean in an emergency? I mean worn regularly in a steam room and shower. Is it no-brainer safe or is it the kind of thing that would be stupid to do regularly?

Hi Dopey,

 

As Stitchy mentioned, at best you wouldn't want to do that unless it has had a recent service and the gaskets are relatively new.  That being said, I personally wouldn't do that with any new or vintage watch.  Part of the danger in doing something like that is 2 fold.  Constant extreme temperature changes, can put additional wear and tear on gaskets and steam is not necessarily as easy to keep out as water molecules particularly as there may be some expansion of gaskets etc going into a room with very hot temps.  As I'm sure you know moisture is the enemy of watches.  The other issue I don't like about wearing a good watch in a steam room is also the extreme temp change that the watch may go through going from room temperature to an extremely hot temperature, then relatively cool room temperature again when you leave.  You can end up with condensation caused by these temperature changes.  Try going out in really cold weather with sunglasses, then into a really warm room ...your glasses fog up.  The same thing can happen to your watch, and even minimal amounts over time can eventual cause dials to spot or rust spots on a movement.  A watch may be a bit less susceptible because its on your arm and its warmed up at least on one side of the watch (unlike glasses, where lenses are not warmed at all by your skin).  Still I don't like the idea of it.  A watch maker once advised me not to wear watches in the shower or hot tubs, not so much because of water, but because of the extreme temperature changes that go with it.  Now when I got my first good watch, I wore it for many years in the shower and never had any problems, but if I really care about the condition and safety of an item, why chance it.  One last example of the effects of quick extreme temperature changes (not the same as allowing an item to slowing change to its surroundings), years ago a guy on watch forum took some cool pix of his Rolex Submariner.  He put an ice cube on the crystal and snapped some photos.  When we removed the ice cube he noticed soon there after the underside of the crystal had fogged up (condensation).  People advised him to leave the crown open and see if it evaporates, but get it to a watchmaker/service center to be on the safe side.  Obviously, when its your watch you can and should do what you like, but considering what nice watches cost, I prefer to err on the side of caution.     

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What ever happened to that dude?

I'm afraid I don't know. I guess he just moved on, like Phat Guido and many others who posted back then...
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Mimo...:worship:  With the way the world is, its always great to see a kind gesture.  Nicely done Mimo. 

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^^^ Sound advice Dino, and way to go Mimo!

And speaking on the subject of steam rooms, I recently got one of these Oakley watch vaults to throw in my carry-on when I travel (as I usually like to take 2 watches). It's very well made--sturdy enough construction and does a great job of protecting the watch from rubbing against other objects or itself. It's also nice how they have designed it so that the zipper mechanism can't come in contact with the watch. When I'm not travelling I'm keeping this in my locker at the club to put my watch in while I'm at the gym (or in the steam room). Highly recommend it, I think it was around $20 on amazon prime.

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I'm afraid I don't know. I guess he just moved on, like Phat Guido and many others who posted back then...

LOL, yes, I suppose that until a few months ago they may have been saying the same about me! smile.gif
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And speaking on the subject of steam rooms, I recently got one of these Oakley watch vaults to throw in my carry-on when I travel (as I usually like to take 2 watches). It's very well made--sturdy enough construction and does a great job of protecting the watch from rubbing against other objects or itself. It's also nice how they have designed it so that the zipper mechanism can't come in contact with the watch. When I'm not travelling I'm keeping this in my locker at the club to put my watch in while I'm at the gym (or in the steam room). Highly recommend it, I think it was around $20 on amazon prime. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Thanks for the tip. I'll be traveling to Scandinavia this summer and was looking for something like this for the 2nd watch I'm planning on bringing with me.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

Frills - I dig your watch / shoe pics and emulate them as I can.

 

Thanks RogerP my man!

 

Sorry for the quick posts as I have been insanely busy of late.  Now catching a train to DC in an hour or two... but wanted to drop a line to my TWAT brethren.

 

SO MUCH LOVE here in TWAT - mimo sending over cuff links to Betelgeuse???  Whooooooooooaaaa.

 

I am in touch with "depechedior" via Instagram.  An interesting fellow.  I believe he now runs around with a 5970P and a 5070P from Patek, a platinum Daytona, a double red SD, and a Richard Mille in some white case or something.  Is that supposed to be special?

 

:D

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

And speaking on the subject of steam rooms, I recently got one of these Oakley watch vaults to throw in my carry-on when I travel (as I usually like to take 2 watches). It's very well made--sturdy enough construction and does a great job of protecting the watch from rubbing against other objects or itself. It's also nice how they have designed it so that the zipper mechanism can't come in contact with the watch. When I'm not travelling I'm keeping this in my locker at the club to put my watch in while I'm at the gym (or in the steam room). Highly recommend it, I think it was around $20 on amazon prime.
 

Cool find.  Thanks for sharing that with us.  Could come in handy for me in the future.  

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Dino, that was an excellent post. Thanks for expounding on that.
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How much did everyone spend on their first real watch?  This thread is giving me a bit of an itch....

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TC - I have two of the same. Say what you will about Oakley, but the cases are great. They zip easily, offer good protection during travel (not to say I would drop them from a building..), and they're very affordable.

I got the smaller versions and they fit my Big Pilot even.

Cheers

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

^^^ Sound advice Dino, and way to go Mimo!

And speaking on the subject of steam rooms, I recently got one of these Oakley watch vaults to throw in my carry-on when I travel (as I usually like to take 2 watches). It's very well made--sturdy enough construction and does a great job of protecting the watch from rubbing against other objects or itself. It's also nice how they have designed it so that the zipper mechanism can't come in contact with the watch. When I'm not travelling I'm keeping this in my locker at the club to put my watch in while I'm at the gym (or in the steam room). Highly recommend it, I think it was around $20 on amazon prime.

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^^ Those things are not usually that easy to come by. They are typically out of stock.
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^^ Those things are not usually that easy to come by. They are typically out of stock.

Wow, I had no idea, guess I got lucky. I read about it last week and did an amazon search, had it in 2 days through prime. Looks like they are all gone now!
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