Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. thevidon

    thevidon New Member

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    The strap is for bigger wrists. I am all the way down on the last hole. It looks nice, but I had to trim the end down because it was just too long.

     


  2. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I like this. But I think I am also in the minority of people on SF who prefer quartz watches. Unless you have only one watch that you wear, automatics just seem kind of silly since quartz watches are far more accurate, provide more design options, are pretty much shock proof, and run for years without intervention. I'm not going to get a winder...because that seems equally silly. Can't deny the coolness of completely mechanical watches with several complications though...(but I can't deny the coolness of vacuum tubes either and you don't see me using them in my TV).

    I think I even prefer manual watches since they can be so much slimmer and its not hard to remember to keep them wound (and if you own more than 2 watches, you are probably going to have to reset it every time you wear it just like an automatic).
     


  3. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    My brother has a Junkers watch. It's well made and well designed. Almost every time I see it, I envy it, until I realize that it's a quartz.

    But if you don't mind the quartz aspect and the (rather) high price of about 200€, this is a good pick.
     


  4. justinsmnz

    justinsmnz Senior member

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    I'm not very mechanically minded, so could someone explain why there aren't quartz watches with sweeping seconds?

    Is it simply that it would use more electricity? If so, it seems like companies could simply add more/larger batteries and still produce decently sized watches (still smaller than most autos.)
     


  5. Poindexter

    Poindexter Senior member

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    Justin, lots of quartz watches have second hands, but they don't 'sweep'. They increment a second at a time, tick, tick, tick. Dunno why.

    Mech watch second hands don't actually sweep either. They increment 5 - 6 times a second, though, so they pretty much look like they sweep unless you got your nose stuck up to them. This is the frequency of reversal of the balance wheel, or likewise the frequency of incrementation of the escape wheel. There's probably a similar reason why the quartz movements increment once per second.
     


  6. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I actually think it is kind of nice that they tick off exact, precise seconds. There may be some that sweep, but I think of it as more of a feature.

    The black mako that I just bought doesn't sweep--it goes through enough steps that I can clearly see that it is ticking along--but not once a second, more like 3-4 which means if you are trying to count off 8 seconds, you have to watch for it to pass 8 tick marks on the face rather than just count off 8 ticks.
     


  7. TuckerSon

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    Nice watch! Which model is it exactly?
     


  8. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    This came yesterday.... Probably gonna put it on a leather band at some point

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  9. akatsuki

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    Just bought a Seagull M177S and an M186S... Will post pics when they arrive. Must resist the 1963 re-issue.
     


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  11. 4utomattic

    4utomattic Active Member

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    I have a Raymond Weil Freelancer and I am thinking about getting the strap changed from metal to leather, anyone have any colour suggestions? I was not sure if this belonged in the p0rn thread or here. Sorry for the crappy pic, it's the best I could get out of my iPhone.
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  12. 4utomattic

    4utomattic Active Member

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    Double post. Please delete.
     
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  13. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    Sorry to bounce back, but I have some concerns with this Seiko SNK807K2 I just purchase. So I got a new one that had been working for a couple of days, and then I didn't wear the watch for 2 days and it completely lost track of the day and time. Is this a common problem with the SNK807K2?

    Also, I saw this picture with a leather strap. Do y'all think you could wear this watch with suit and tie with a leather strap?
     


  14. cioni2k

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    There is nothing wrong with your watch; you must be used to owning Quartz watches with a battery. Your Seiko has an Automatic watch movement (rather than a Quartz) which is powered by kinetic movement. If you turn your watch over, (assuming the case back is clear), you will see a rotor that rotates inside the watch movement. This rotor charges your watch through kinetic motion. Once powered/charged, your watch can typically hold a charge in its reserve for 1-2 days. I'm not sure about your particular model, but you may also be able to manually wind the crown to power the watch as well. Your best bet is to ensure you move the watch around a bit every day or so if it sits idle, or purchase a watch winder to keep it moving every so often automatically when not worn. Automatic movements are largely considered by watch enthusiasts to be superior to Quartz watches, so.. nice choice with the Seiko!
     


  15. dieselman89

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    Thanks for the explanation. I am new to watches but have suddenly become fascinated by them. Also, thanks for the compliment. I'm sure there are hundreds of explanations on here, but why is a Auto superior to Quartz, if quartz requires no movement..
     


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