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. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    I agree with Mr. Moo here. For a standard flieger design, archimede or stowa FTW. Spend the difference on anything else...like a briefcase right? [​IMG]

    I would favor the Stowa for the simple reason there is no branding. I am not sure archimede offers one without

    Update: I was wrong, they do but I think they offer different case sizes respectively.
     
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  2. gdl203

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    The B-Uhr may be a fairly generic WW2 design (it was made by more than one German watch company) but it is without a doubt IWC that brought it back with the Big Pilot and started the wave of re-editions that followed. Also, while IWC and Stowa have historical claims on the design (they were two of the 5 makers of B-Uhr), most of the other brands have none - they're just riding the gravy train.
     
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    So... I committed a WIS sin this morning, and was just wondering if there were any repercussions, or anything I should worry about.

    I am always VERY safe about setting the date, and avoiding setting the date between 9:00-3:00. But today I was about to walk in to my interview and tried to set the date at about 10:20, thinking it was in the morning when I mistakenly set the watch at night :fu:

    I gave it a solid 4-5 turns before realizing what I was doing. The date wheel still works perfectly, and the date still switches at midnight. Are there any residual problems that I should be worried about? I know that changing the date between 9-3 can be really bad for a watch, but is that the case with every movement?
     


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    No it's really not that bad.
     


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    If there weren't any problems at midnight, your watch is probably fine. I wouldn't worry about it.


    Thanks Kid, its definitely one of my favorites.
     


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    Again, I don't care about this. The Stowas are nice but I don't want to wait 3 months for one.
     


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    Really nice watches. I have always been more susceptible to a rectangular face than a round one.

     


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    Not everything written on this board is directed or related to you, particularly if you're not quoted or referred to in the post. You bought what you bought - wear it in good health. this was to add to the mini-discussion on B-Uhr re-editions
     
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    i've inadvertently done this multiple times across multiple watches. they've all been okay so far.

    except the very last time i did it on a valjoux 7750 (outfitted on Sinn watch), it stripped the stem and supposedly ground out some gear teeth as well. currently awaiting a very hefty bill from the watch repairer............
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys. I knew that with a Valjoux 7750 it could get really ugly, but I did not know if that was the case with other movements. Thanks for giving me some serious relief.
     


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    It is related to me since your discussion involves a watch from a brand I purchased that began the discussion in the first place. I think I can answer as I please, no?
     


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    ive done it on other 7750s to no ill effect yet. its just the very last incident put it over the top... so its just a matter of grayscale, imo.
     


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    Don't reply to my post saying you don't care. It was not directed to you. It's as simple as that, even you should be able to grasp it.
     


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    Welcome to the Internet. And as K said; it is a pretty cool shot. In fact, I could be wrong, but think I have seen other pics you posted here on blogs/tumblrs.
     


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    Laco, Lange...and who is the fifth?
     


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