I Regressed And Bought A New Watch

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  1. Wildcat

    Wildcat Audio Sommelier

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    I prefer that in an automobile as well--the gauges are somewhat in my field of vision when looking straight ahead, and I can see where the needles are at without needing to refocus and stare at them to interpret them directly. I've never liked digital speed, RPM, etc. readouts in a car. Give me a round meter or at least a bar graph to show information. Not numbers. And now with my nearfield eyesight being for crap, some digits are now blurred beyond recognition, yet I can still see the needles perfectly.

    Same with a clock or watch. Ever notice how we can (or at least, I can) recognize the time much faster with a pair of hands than having to read and interpret digits?
     
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  2. spicer

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    Oh definitely. I agree with BB about the watch being jewelry as well as the ease of use mentioned here. A quick sweep, even a moment of peripheral awareness towards the dash of a vehicle with analogue gauges will inform what is needed without having to read the digits... and besides, I think gauges just look neater, more classy... like wearing a watch.
     
  3. timofred

    timofred I'm just a garbage man...

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    Lucky !!!
    I would gladly give up a watch,
    to not have coral infections.
     
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  4. Bodyblue

    Bodyblue AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Glamour shots from yesterday.
     
  5. restorer-john

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    That Orient is one good looking watch. :)
     
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  6. Bodyblue

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    I was waiting to pick my wife up from work and my arm was in direct sunlight so it worked out well.

    They are grey market only in the US, in your part of the world they should be a lot easier to get, from what I have read. They were bought by Seiko a while back but Seiko lets them run like they always have, similar to how Citizen bought Bulova.
     

     

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  7. Bodyblue

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    I had quite few Invictas. I liked the Submariner copies as, like you said, there were cheap but they also use Hattori movements (seiko) for the quartz and Seiko for mech movements. Their bracelets are good quality solid link as well. Most are waaaaay too big and wild for me but their tamer models are actually a very good buy.

    The vintage Soviet watches were tough but were finished like one would imagine a vodka soaked peasant would finish a watch. The modern Vostocks are not too bad if you catch a good one.......and are terrible if one does not.
     
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  8. KeninDC

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    Nice oyster band.
     
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  9. Bodyblue

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    It is a really nice bracelet and I was rather surprised, especially at the price point I got it for. I had a coupon but they are going for around $145 ( I got mine for $135 total) on eBay which is around $50 less than the street price. The clasp is nicer than the one on Jubilee Seiko hands down. The links are solid but dont taper which is ok for me. The Orient is a bit snazzier than the workhorse Seiko and I really like both. The bezel on the Seiko is a lot nicer with it's 120 clicks vs the clunky feeling 60 click one on the Orient. The Jubilee bracelet is super comfortable but the oyster I think looks better for sure.

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  10. arts

    arts Super Member

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    Man,some of you guys have quite the timepiece budget!

    Geez,the best I ever had (when I still wore a watch,haven't in many years) was a ten buck Army Timex in the fashionable protective strap,kinda like this::(

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    The watch fever has no sympathy for budgets! When you catch it, you MUST have another one........for some people it never goes away. My fever cooled when I realized I could not wear the over 100 I had and they really did not do anything. With audio I still have the love of the chase to find stuff, but at least when I get that stuff, I can do things with it.......watches just have too little interaction for me to keep buying them.
     

     

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    New 5. Can hack the second hand.

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    Must not have the 7S26 movement.
     
  15. skippy_ps

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    Says 4R35B on the winder weight. Can hand wind too.

    Murray
     
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    They are the step up movement for the higher level 5s. Good movement.
     

     

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  17. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Rarely wear a watch anymore.

    I had the bug many years ago and still kept about 10 of them.
     
  18. cratz2

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    I also have... uhm... too many watches.

    A first gen Orient Ray (quite similar to the Mako) is my rough work watch.
     
  19. Grenadeslio

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    Ya, I'm a watch guy. The Seiko automatic dive watch was my go to for 25yrs, needed repair but life's priorities got in the way and I spent a few yrs wearing a nice Casio, yes there are some lol. But the past ten yrs I've been into large watches, especially Invicta.

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    Star Wars collectors, one of 1977 made
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    White mother of pearl dial
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    Another Star Wars collectors Automatic
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    1000 meters of water resistance
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    What really drew me to the Invicta line, the great machining, I really like this case and cradle design. This is one of the Subaqua Specialty line, being an ex machinist this was the model that hooked me.
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    The Bolt Zues
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  20. Grenadeslio

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    A new arrival, I love how Invictas come in practically indestructible dive cases, sometimes single cases, other times three or even eight watch capacity.

    My new one being race inspired came in this really cheesy/cool racing helmet styled box, how cool is that? My Mustang GT300 is red with white striping so........

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