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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I believe it's a rapid voltage drop at the end of life.
     
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  3. JimmyHoffa

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    Isn't it like starting a car, where it eventually takes longer and longer to turn over?

    The watch will gradually slow down once peak power has passed. I'm almost certain. So for a decent part of your battery powered watch life, it will be losing seconds gradually, thus making it almost automatic in nature.
     
  4. California Dreamer

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    While we're on watches, here is my cheapie of today. Tissot Le Locle automatic. [​IMG]
     
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  5. California Dreamer

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    Who says bankers don't have a sense of humour? NAB headquarters in Docklands ... [​IMG]
     
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  6. jaypee

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    Nice CD, Tissots are a great bang for buck watch
     
  7. Pink Socks

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    I am too poor to be into watches....have Seiko "something or other", which was a workplace gift, a Citizen Stiletto (runs on solar so let hope the sun's batteries don't run out), also a workplace gift and a Rotary "something or other" (popular model name) which I got for my 18th birthday and is still going strong - wearing it today. I rely on them to give me a pretty accurate indication of time but if I need something spot on I just my phone or computer (which are in my eyelevel most if the day)...really the watches are mostly ornamental and I feel undressed without one...I always set them 5 mins anyway (have done since I was a child). Did look into a vintage Omega for my 30th but decide on other things...
     
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    Ding dong! The witch is dead!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Watch till 0:16

    No pun intended, I swear.
     
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  10. couldnthaveknow

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    Most battery powered watches are 'quartz' which are regulated by a piece of ocillating quartz crystal like a tuning fork - this sets the speed of the seconds hand. Even as the battery dies, it "does" or "does not" have enough to power the oscillator - if it does, accuracy is still maintained. If not, the whole thing stops dead, so its binary and not gradual

    Total precision starts to get a bit meh, there's all this stuff on thermo compensated quartz (because even battery powered watches can be affected by heat), then there's seiko spring drive which is a mechanically powered, electronically regulated hybrid kind of movement (uses magnetic brakes to regulate within a second accuracy a month or thereabouts)... anything beyond that starts to get really @_@, its then based on half lives of radioactive elements that can be measured exactly and HELLO? I CAN SEE YOU"RE SLEEPING ok i'll stop



    I know i'm going to die

    So my revenge is living well
     
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    A modern battery will keep a reasonably constant voltage for most of its life and then, as mentioned before, the voltage will drop off. The oscillation of the crystal is voltage independent (at least within the range you will get for most of the battery's life). Only when the battery no longer has the juice to power the other bits and pieces will you start to lose accuracy. And that will happen suddenly at the end of its life.
     
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    I own four watches:

    1. Fake Rado - op shop
    2. Raymond Weil - gift
    3. Tissot Le Locle - a few hundred from Amazon
    4. Speedmaster Pro - my one indulgence, saved for over a year to get it.

    I did have a Polar cardio watch someone gave me, but I lost it in one of my countless moves.
     
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  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Exactly right. Michael, where are you getting your information from?
     
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  14. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Have to Disagree here JM one thing which struck me a while back were vanishing clocks, most stores no longer have clocks prominently displayed. Something to do with the psychology of shopping I believe. A lot of places banks, PO small businesses and work places no longer have them in view.

    As for watches my daily is an a.b.art Swiss made very minimal, no hour numbers only thin lines on each has date, clean post Bauhaus aesthetics. I also have an Omega quartz constellation which was the old mans which is proving a bitch to repair but an earlier post has given me some hope to fix it.
     
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  15. LonerMatt

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    If people prefer paying ot the arse for luxury, well that's completely fine, but just call it what it is: jewelry with an almost hipster appreciation for out of date technology (as you pointed out). Or just enjoy something pretty and leave it there (I'm all for more beauty as a fair and important justification for lots of things).

    What I was responding do is the weird fixation in some threads/people's opinions emphasising how almost accurate their watches are - as if it's some great amrvel of engineering that a $50k watch can be almost as accurate as something with 1/1000th the price.

    NO BUT WAIT LM YOU DON'T GET IT. ITS MADE BY HAND COMPELTELY. IT'S NOT LUXURY ITS AWESOME ENGINEERING THATS AS RELEVANT AS A FAX.
     
  16. BaldwinP

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    They probably took a cue from casinos which banished clocks decades ago on the realization that you were more likely to sit there for hours, losing ever more money, if you didn't have a reminder of how long you'd been there. Casinos really led the way in the nefarious art of designing commercial spaces to suck people in, an art developed further and with gusto by department stores and supermarkets in particular (from positioning the nice-smelling perfumes at the front entrance of department stores to placing chocolate bars at kiddy eye height in areas where kids will be stuck queuing with their parents.

    Watches are a part of #menswear which I never really got into and especially now that I can readily get the time from my mobile phone on the occasions it's not right in front of me on the computer. Always used to take the darn thing off to type even when I did wear one. I understand the appeal of the fine engineering, though. but agree with LonerMatt that what you're buying is jewellery and the aesthetics/intangibles of the engineering, and not function (mind you, paying for form and not function is to some extent par for the course with #menswear, but at least a fine pair of shoes or a fully canvassed suit with top grade material also has some functional improvements over a cheaper pair of shoes or a cheap suit).
     
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  17. PapaRubbery

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    Romp you bad mofo those chinos rocked up today. Fit surprisingly well out of the box. Love 'em, cheers bro!

    Will take them to that tailor in North Carlton, on Drummond (?) to get them hemmed. Once one of you chaps reminds me the name of the tailor ;)

    Photos of Nomos coming for you, PoP. Consider it a big man's timex.
     
  18. The Ernesto

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    lol.

    For the record, I like watches.
     
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    There are two on Rathdowne. One in among the shops (careful, not open on Tuesday and Thursday I think) and the other one opposite what was the Clare Castle.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you linked to an article? Old italian bloke, cash only, lives above the house, understands what 'no break' actually means, etc etc?
     
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