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rjrumfel
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I would have to look at it about a second or two too long to look for the hands. The busy face is fine, but the hands blend into the background too well.

and ^^ WTH do you do for your boss to give you a 1.5k watch?

2/3/2020 4:31:30 PM

Mr. Joshua
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https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/seiko-prospex-snj025-aka-the-2019-arnie-hands-on

Rocking this one today in the warm weather. Awesome watch but a little too clunky to work with long sleeves.

2/4/2020 2:46:31 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I really do like that one. I was debating on a Luminox in that kind of style, but that one peaks my interest.

as much as i like watches i just can't get myself to spend over the ~$500-600 mark on one. And honestly, i spend more time wearing my $100-200 range pieces than anything.

2/6/2020 8:25:25 AM

theDuke866
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^^^ dad’s company gave him a Rolex.

I’d kinda like to get an Omega or a Breitling, but there’s not really any reason for me to...and it’s a lot of money to spend for something that my Apple Watch beats in every way except for looking cool.

2/7/2020 2:58:19 PM

hgtran
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Except the Apple Watch doesn’t appreciate in value like the Rolex.

2/8/2020 3:21:59 PM

bcvaugha
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the rolex may not appreciate in value one day... comic books, beanie babies, etc etc, swatch

2/8/2020 4:47:59 PM

CaelNCSU
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Anyone have a Mueller?

2/20/2020 1:19:03 AM

StTexan
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^^^and rolex doesn’t work exceptionally well with iphone

2/20/2020 2:33:39 AM

0EPII1
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^^ You mean Muller, Franck Muller?

Those cost tens of thousands of dollars. One of those brands where you to fill out a form online for price inquiry!

Anyway, I would love to have a Franck Muller Crazy Hours one day.

https://www.franckmuller.com/crazy-hours

(watch a YT clip to see the hour hand jumping)

2/21/2020 11:08:33 AM

justinh524
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that's dumb.

2/21/2020 1:59:46 PM

CaelNCSU
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I've seen Muller for less than $10k in a few stores and the ones I've seen in person are quite sharp.

2/22/2020 8:34:45 PM

0EPII1
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this is cool

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dwiss/f-great-swiss-watches

i am crazy about watches with alternative time-telling methods.

4/29/2020 7:54:31 AM

TragicNature
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https://www.stratonwc.com/pages/yacht-racer



Want, but the automatic only comes in 43mm case which is too big for me.

12/31/2020 10:23:57 AM

synapse
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Get a bigger wrist!

12/31/2020 1:19:18 PM

0EPII1
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i would totally get this were it not for extenuating circumstances

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atowak/atowak-ettore-4-arm-wandering-hour-in-a-supercar-style-shell

7/14/2021 12:05:55 PM

PackBacker
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My wife got me an Omega Speedy Pro Moonwatch ref 310.30.42.50.01.001 for our 10 year anniversary.

Manual wind, hesalite crystal, the original....but with the new 3861 master chonometre movement

I love it, but I hate her for buying me a ~$7k watch

https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-speedmaster-moonwatch-professional-co-axial-master-chronometer-chronograph-42-mm-31030425001001

I love the originality and history of the 'manual wind' speedy pro, but its a bit of a pain to keep wound in a covid work from home world. I would love to have an automatic that I can put on a winder.


[Edited on August 1, 2021 at 11:58 PM. Reason : ]

8/1/2021 11:53:06 PM

TragicNature
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^Congrats!

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"I love it, but I hate her for buying me a ~$7k watch"


Money comes and goes but drip is forever!

Now let's see that lume!

8/11/2021 10:05:28 AM

TragicNature
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This was my daily driver for years...

1970 Seiko 6139-6009. Paid $5.00 at an estate sale in Beaufort County. Then $350.00 for service and new crystal in Wake County.

8/11/2021 10:12:08 AM

TragicNature
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Need these stonks and coins to appreciate...

8/12/2021 2:04:54 PM

StTexan
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Looks ok, but apple watch functions much better tbh. Can that gaudy ass thing even track exercise?

8/15/2021 1:34:51 AM

David0603
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^^ Damn, nicest one I've seen <10K. Maybe I'll get it next bonus or promo. Been debating upgrading my Tag.

8/17/2021 6:54:50 PM

rjrumfel
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Really resisting the urge to get me a Forerunner 945

8/19/2021 1:56:58 PM

afripino
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Just got my Panerai PAM00312 in. Very happy with it.

8/24/2021 12:37:00 AM

TragicNature
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Quote :
"Can that gaudy ass thing..."


No doubt gaudy Rolex watches exist, but the Milgauss isn't one of them.

Quote :
"even track exercise?"


In a round about way, yes, considering the automatic movement lmao

8/25/2021 2:29:24 PM

TragicNature
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Quote :
"If you’ve got a Rolex Milgauss on your wrist, it’s a clear sign you trace your roots back to a dynasty of prominent natural scientists. Thanks to your perfect French, you, of course, know that the French word for “thousand” is mille, hence the name “Mil-Gauss.” You had your first lessons on the work of German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauß in the cradle, which later on made you the undisputed best-in-class, straight-A student (some of your classmates preferred the term “dork”) in school. You loved math, chemistry, and physics, and you later completed several doctoral degrees. Today you’re a top professor for nuclear physics and a leading expert in particle acceleration, working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). That really awesome, unfathomably high-tech Large Electron-Positron Collider that runs below France and Switzerland? Yeah, that was you. You currently spend your workdays pondering the origins of the universe.

Not true? Not even some of it? Well, wearing a Milgauss does put you in some illustrious company. Celebrities like Eric Clapton, Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sylvester Stallone, and Jennifer Aniston have been seen donning this model on their wrists. By the way, you’ll get back to us on that whole “origins-of-the-universe” thing, right?"


https://www.chrono24.com/magazine/what-your-rolex-says-about-you-p_79726/

8/25/2021 3:21:04 PM

TragicNature
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Recently picked up this Seiko King Samurai Black Waffle as a thank you gift for a business associate. Really impressed w/ the finish and seems to be very comfortable on the wrist. Automatic movement, sapphire crystal, cyclops, ceramic bezel insert, and hacking all for sub $400 on ebay.

https://seikousa.com/collections/prospex/products/srpe35

1/27/2022 10:51:49 AM

0EPII1
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I really want to get this, but I am not sure I can afford $650 now. I should be able to in a couple of months though.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phantasoswatches/the-phantasos-triclops-a-three-armed-rotating-hour-watch

Has a Miyota movement, so should be reliable, which is the most important thing.

I have always been fascinated by watches with that (and other alternative) time-display mechanism. Such mechanisms are only found on niche/artisan Swiss brands that cost upwards of $100k, so to get something similar for $650 is mind-boggling!

The most famous one, and the original one, is Urwerk, whose watch with a mechanism that works like the one above costs $150k:

https://escapementmagazine.com/articles/urwerk-ur-220-falcon-project.html

Of course, they have many insane watches: https://www.urwerk.com/collections











[Edited on January 27, 2022 at 11:14 AM. Reason : But I can simply collect my DRIP from the Faucet for 3 days and that will give me enough!]

1/27/2022 11:06:19 AM

TragicNature
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^interesting

1/27/2022 11:44:30 AM

David0603
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https://www.businessinsider.com/rolex-watch-shortage-at-authorized-dealer-high-price-resale-market-2021-8

1/27/2022 5:11:23 PM

Jeepin4x4
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I have been debating on picking up the new Hamilton khaki converter in blue. I like the GMT version, but it's huge. It definitely comes off as a budget navitimer, but I honestly don't mind.

2/3/2022 9:10:15 AM

PaulISdead
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Got this for a song. Put a brown leather strap on it.

2/6/2022 10:58:44 AM

PaulISdead
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I always liked skeleton

2/10/2022 4:32:02 PM

CaelNCSU
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Grand Seiko, Pepsi, or Speedy Moon phase?

Looking to get kidnapped in the new economic depression.



[Edited on July 2, 2022 at 12:17 AM. Reason : A]

7/2/2022 12:16:53 AM

0EPII1
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Grand Seiko, hands down.

7/2/2022 2:11:03 AM

TragicNature
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^2 which Grand Seiko are you looking at?

[Edited on July 5, 2022 at 6:19 PM. Reason : ]

7/5/2022 6:19:21 PM

CaelNCSU
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Like the Skyflake and a GMT like this https://www.chrono24.com/seiko/seiko-sbge271---spring-drive-spring-drive-black-dial-stainless-steel-mens-watch--id22060322.htm

Have not seen one in person yet so can't say for certain. Couple stores around the south seem to have some in stock. I like that limited one for this year too but a lot of people are saying it's an acquired taste.

https://www.chrono24.com/seiko/seiko-grand-seiko-evolution-9-collection-chronograph-15th-anniversary-limited-sbgc249-new--id23434230.htm

7/6/2022 2:54:15 PM

CaelNCSU
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Anyone see these?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CKyDU8KCONE

7/6/2022 4:33:06 PM

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