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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. whnay.

    whnay. Well-Known Member

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    /M


    I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

    1) OCD to the max

    2) dating your watch
     
  2. KtownGreg

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    And since I wanted to buy new, it was the one I went with. I'm still very fond of it, but I also still have a soft spot for that domed acrylic crystal [​IMG]

    Thanks. Me too. The acrylic bends light and provides a subtle softness not found in modern watch crystals.

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    Requoted for awesomenesssss of watch and photos. 1675?
     
  3. Ahriman4891

    Ahriman4891 Well-Known Member

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    Yours is a quartz, so 4 jewels is more than enough given far less moving parts in the movement. It's a very good watch btw, with a high-accuracy quartz movement. Should be accurate to about +/- 20 sec/year IIRC.
     
  4. Lustre

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    I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

    1) OCD to the max

    2) dating your watch



    I, for one, would not be ashamed to date that watch.
     
  5. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Whatever -- my Seiko has like 23 jewels.

    Judging the quality of a watch by the number of jewels it has is like judging how well dressed a man is by the quantity and sparkly-ness of his accessories.


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  6. Wheeler

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    I'm looking in to getting a Seiko 5 military. There's a lot of sellers on ebay - are any of them legit?
     
  7. 0b5cur1ty

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    Yours is a quartz, so 4 jewels is more than enough given far less moving parts in the movement.

    It's a very good watch btw, with a high-accuracy quartz movement. Should be accurate to about +/- 20 sec/year IIRC.

    Thanks. I was joking, but you are kind to want to reassure me. [​IMG]

    The 8F56 movement is indeed specced at +/- 20 seconds per year (with regular wear).
     
  8. Singular

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    I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

    1) OCD to the max

    2) dating your watch


    Don't worry - I'm all good. In SF, we post pics of things we like, right?

    Thanks. Me too. The acrylic bends light and provides a subtle softness not found in modern watch crystals.

    Requoted for awesomenesssss of watch and photos. 1675?


    A 1675 it is.

    I, for one, would not be ashamed to date that watch.

    It is in fact more an more turning into a lady - with the bezel fading towards purple and pink... [​IMG]

    /M
     
  9. Ahriman4891

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    Thanks. I was joking, but you are kind to want to reassure me. [​IMG]
    Ha! I kinda figured, but decided to post nevertheless. As for the number of jewels being relevant to the quality of the movement (Hope this isn't old news for everybody in this thread [​IMG]) -- I recall there is a certain minimum number of key points which definitely benefit from being jewelled (I think it's 17 for a 3-hand watch without complications). Extra jewels do help to reduce wear and tear, but the returns are quite diminished -- they just show special attention on the part of the manufacturer, and massage the WIS-spot.
     
  10. yfyf

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    I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

    1) OCD to the max

    2) dating your watch


    [​IMG]
     
  11. Warren G.

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    Love the GMT...! I just made my first Swiss watch purchase. As a 20 year old college student, it was a huge purchase for me. Took me ageeees to save up for this one. I'll post some pics when I get it...[​IMG]
     
  12. seminole77

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    1961 Railmaster, all original and some pocket watches

    post restoration
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  13. Lustre

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    Love the GMT...!
    I just made my first Swiss watch purchase.
    As a 20 year old college student, it was a huge purchase for me. Took me ageeees to save up for this one.
    I'll post some pics when I get it...[​IMG]


    What did you get? Or would you like to keep it a surprise for the big reveal?
     
  14. IBJanky

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    Picked this up finally:

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    myke
     
  15. Deepmarine

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    Myke - Nice watch, have been considering getting one of those myself soon.

    Is that the normal size or the large size Planet Ocean?
     
  16. IBJanky

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    Myke - Nice watch, have been considering getting one of those myself soon.

    Is that the normal size or the large size Planet Ocean?


    Normal size 42mm

    I have small wrists, so the 45.5mm model would have looked HUGE [​IMG]

    myke
     
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    Ha! I kinda figured, but decided to post nevertheless.

    As for the number of jewels being relevant to the quality of the movement (Hope this isn't old news for everybody in this thread [​IMG]) -- I recall there is a certain minimum number of key points which definitely benefit from being jewelled (I think it's 17 for a 3-hand watch without complications). Extra jewels do help to reduce wear and tear, but the returns are quite diminished -- they just show special attention on the part of the manufacturer, and massage the WIS-spot.


    ... and then you move on to the HEQ world where exotic concepts like fly-by-wire movements remove the link between jewels and movement quality entirely... such a wonderfully complicated hobby. [​IMG]
     
  18. Kappelan

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    Picked this up finally:

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    myke


    I guess this size little more huge for your wrists [​IMG]

    But I really like this Omega.


    This FC for me today

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    Superb.
     
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