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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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Something is def not right. Most likely there is an issue with the mainspring that is not allowing it to tension all the way. Also 8 secs a day is not good... you can get the watch to a greater level of precision -/+ 2 or 3 secs a day.
     
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    I remember that the hairspring had to be replaced and he could not find one for my watch so he had an omish guy make one. Could that be part of the problem?

    I found my service records...last service was May of 2010 and here is what was done:

    His email says, "Watch is complete and it's amazing. We totally refinished the case for you, serviced the movement, hairspring was replaced, new genuine crystal with the silver/white spacer and regulated. Running about 8 seconds slow at full wind. Not going to mess with it further than that. This is a vintage piece and there is just only so much you can do."
     
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    You are not being a brat. I don't consider a date window as a complication, and most of my friends that are into wrist watches don't consider it a complication either. To me watches complicate watches have something such as power reserve, chronograph, moon phase, annual calendar, or subdials for day and date and sometimes combination of a few of these. But a simple date wheel is not a complication. A Rolex Datejust is a nice watch but I don't consider it a complicated watch.

    Personally, I've grown tired of the grand dates on watches except on Langes and JLCs. Lange was the first to use it and JLC developed it for them, so I see a historical connection for them. Now that lots of other brands have it, it doesn't seem quite so special. So on anything other than a Lange or JLC, I'd skip it. But thats just my 2 cents.
     
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    I share this sentiment, though with JLC i wish it wasn't offset on the reverso (11oclock...blech...why?!).

    Love it on the GO senator sixties too

    ALS is the standard for me though--high and mighty at 12oclock.
     
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    I think Glashuette's pano date is the least awkward and best looking of the three large date makers (because of the lack of window frames and vertical separation).

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    Lange has something similar in the Zeitwerk:

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    I have a vintage GP that was doing the same thing...wouldn't make it thru the night without being wound again. I had it fixed just recently (about 2 weeks ago); replaced the mainspring and had it tuned up. Since then it has been running great and the power reserve is much longer now.
     
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    what model is that JLC? any pix?
     
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    Sorry the picture (taken on blackberry) isnt the greatest but thought i'd show my collection.

    The first one is ecko, then Bulova, then the last two are Citizen Eco-Drive.


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    Anyone have recomendations for watch repair? Anyone have experience with Farfo Vintage Watches?

    The movement is an Omega 268, which has a power reserve of 43 hours.
     
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    Sorry the picture (taken on blackberry) isnt the greatest but thought i'd show my collection.

    The first one is ecko, then Bulova, then the last two are Citizen Eco-Drive.


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    Interesting. I kind of like when the dial and date layout are a bit unexpected.

    Some ALS the grand date is at 12, but on the Lange 1 its between 1 and 2 .
     
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    I don't see why power reserve indicators are any less useful on automatic watches. Knowing how much power you have left lets you know how efficiently your watch is winding, how frequently you should wear it to keep it going, and whether it's time to give it a manual wind.
     
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    Did you register just to post this nonsense on here? This is a thread discussing complications and high end watches and you felt it necessary to put up a low quality pic of your Marc Ecko watch? ...give your head a shake...and welcome to the forums
     
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    ^ :lol: thx for the "collection" pic. I was thinking this when that Tommy Hilfiger was posted the other day... somehow it snuck by w/o mention.
     
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    Easy cool guy, I didnt know this had turned into a complication thread, considering the original post states its a thread to post pictures of your watches, and FYI there's one Marc Ecko watch the last 3 are Bulova and 2 eco-drives (the gold watch was a 900$ watch that I got a nice deal on in St. Thomas USVI).
     
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