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. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Bargain priced New Old Stock manual-wind Roamer 'Searock'. For a cheap 1970's watch it keeps remarkably good time:

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    I had an old auto Searock from the '70s - unfortunately looked like a poor man's Rolex. Ironically Roamer dates back to the 1880s from memory. Still, I had a lot of issues with the day/date mechanism on mine so I 'retired' it rather than continue to go broke getting it fixed.

    I think the Chinese own Roamer now though they are still made in Switzerland.
     


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    I've had my eye on this watch for a long time, finally made the leap. Modified with a dark brown IWC deployment band.

    Weirdest trait of the watch so far is the "wobbling" feeling it makes. I think this happens when it has been wound too much - the "circuit breaker" on an automatic watch. Any ideas?

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    I've had my eye on this watch for a long time, finally made the leap. Modified with a dark brown IWC deployment band.

    Weirdest trait of the watch so far is the "wobbling" feeling it makes. I think this happens when it has been wound too much - the "circuit breaker" on an automatic watch. Any ideas?

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    Don't worry about it, the movement IWC used is based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750 (with much modification). The rotor is notorious for making the "wobbling" feeling, it's just the nature of the movement, not a design or manufacturing flaw and I would not worry about it.
     


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    I have 2 of these and they both do the same thing
     


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    Giromatic

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    Lovely
     


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    One of my favorite peices in rotation. The watch is currently under repair due to a mechanical failure, which was mildly disappointing since its been less than two years since I bought it. Fortunatly its still under Sinn warrenty.

    The picture was taken under my girlfriend's bedside lamp using her 4 yr old Sony point and shoot.

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    awesome shot Ben, shame about the failure of your Sin - touch wood i have not had any issue with mine Sin's yet!
     


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    Lovely

    Thanks

    Today Oyster for me )

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    Today Oyster for me )

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    You sure do like that OysterQuartz, Kapp. So do I, looks really good.
     


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    I find these watches UGLY. They look like "toy" watches. $700? LOL. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    Don't worry about it, the movement IWC used is based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750 (with much modification). The rotor is notorious for making the "wobbling" feeling, it's just the nature of the movement, not a design or manufacturing flaw and I would not worry about it.

    Can't help but wonder the reaction if a $10 watch made that "wobbling" feeling.....
     


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    Lovely. I still hanker after one of those cushion-cased divers.

    i like seikos. sue me

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    Nice to see a fellow SBCM023 owner. Fantastic watch - the only one of my remaining small collection that competes with my Nomos Club for wrist time.
     


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    This is my first post in this thread, but I am big watch lover and own a few Panerai, Rolex and IWC among others. Today I went sporty with this special edition B&R:

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    You sure do like that OysterQuartz, Kapp. So do I, looks really good.

    What do you mean? [​IMG]
     


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    This is my first post in this thread, but I am big watch lover and own a few Panerai, Rolex and IWC among others. Today I went sporty with this special edition B&R:

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    I'm not the biggest fan of B&R, but this I don't hate.
     


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