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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. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Those yellow gold markers look low-rent.
     


  2. Gus

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    Those yellow gold markers look low-rent.

    Good point and well said. I'm surprised the number of manufacturers who use them with a similar effect.
     


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    I have a stainless watch with rose gold numerals that is very nice.
     


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    Good point and well said. I'm surprised the number of manufacturers who use them with a similar effect.
    Most of the time, they remind me of those cheap luxe-wannabe watches with vaguely European names.
     


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    Breitling Chrono Superocean [​IMG]
     


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    For those of you with more than 1 automatic watches, how do you keep them wound? Do you use a watch winder?
     


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    I wind them whenever I wear them
     


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    For those of you with more than 1 automatic watches, how do you keep them wound? Do you use a watch winder?

    I had an Orbita 6 watch winder and sold it. Wasn't worth it in my opinion.

    Most automatic watches you can also wind manually
     


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    I take it out of the box, give it a few shakes and set it. Of course easier if it's non-complicated, non-screwdown crown & quickset - but it's a minute at most. That's OK with me.

    /M
     


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    I take it out of the box, give it a few shakes and set it. Of course easier if it's non-complicated, non-screwdown crown & quickset - but it's a minute at most. That's OK with me.

    /M


    Yeah, one of my watches has a moonphase, day and date so setting it every time is not an option. Right now I just manually wind it every morning.

    zjpj83, why wasn't it worth it? what's your reason for getting rid of it?

    I'm considering getting a watch winder but I've heard it could be bad for watches. How, I don't know.
     


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    Yeah, one of my watches has a moonphase, day and date so setting it every time is not an option. Right now I just manually wind it every morning.

    zjpj83, why wasn't it worth it? what's your reason for getting rid of it?

    I'm considering getting a watch winder but I've heard it could be bad for watches. How, I don't know.


    There you have the reason for me not buying a triple calendar moonphase...

    ...in other words, I understand you.

    /M
     


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    Yeah, one of my watches has a moonphase, day and date so setting it every time is not an option. Right now I just manually wind it every morning.

    zjpj83, why wasn't it worth it? what's your reason for getting rid of it?

    I'm considering getting a watch winder but I've heard it could be bad for watches. How, I don't know.


    It was several thousand dollars, and I found most of my watches (other than the moonphase) easy enough to reset if they ever stopped. Plus I could always manually wind them anyway. Then I sold my watch with moonphase and it because a no brainer. If I had multiple perpetual calendars or something, my thinking may be different, but it just wasn't necessary for my current collection.
     


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    I wind them whenever I wear them

    Me too. Used to wear them in rotation, too, but I've been too lazy to open the watch box every morning.
     


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    The prize for cheapest automatic has to go to me. I just ebayed this, I believe, 1975 Timex Automatic.

    [​IMG]

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    Yea, not much by the thread's standards, but it's nice, plus the seller just serviced it. Not a bad deal for $22.
     


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