Anyone into watches/timepieces?

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  • cmy330gocmy330go Posts: 2,287
    edited October 30
    I use a Wolf Roadster winder regularly. It has very customizable settings for each watch, including an adjustable start delay, which I feel is the best way to make sure your winder is not constantly keeping the watch in a fully wound state, but somewhere in between. I've had it for roughly 3 months now, and have been very happy with it.
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    jflail2 wrote: »
    Joey_V (or anyone else who might know), my Breitling Super Ocean from about 2008 has died. Any loose guestimate on what I might expect for a repair/ tune up to cost? I’ve heard anywhere from 600-1200, which is quite the range, and I don’t know why it stopped so I don’t have any specifics as to what’s wrong.

    I had a SuperOcean serviced and polished locally a few years ago. Nothing really wrong with it, but needed refreshed. Scratches and such, and requiring a little more effort to wind.

    Cost me 6 hundie! :blush: It did come back looking like brand new though!

    One reason as to why my Emergency, which needs a battery replacement, is still in the closet!
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 723
    It’s expensive for the nice watches. Get serviced. My Fortis needs a service but it’s $750 (ETA 7750 movement)
  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    joecoulson wrote: »
    It’s expensive for the nice watches. Get serviced. My Fortis needs a service but it’s $750 (ETA 7750 movement)

    Yep. Like an oil change for an exotic car. :smile:
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 723
    You’re right though, had the omega serviced and came back looking like brand new.
  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 1,988
    I invested in basic watch tools this year, including precision tools, case openers, and a crystal press.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 723
    I invested in basic watch tools this year, including precision tools, case openers, and a crystal press.
    I have those too, but I wouldn’t open my expensive ones. Great for Seikos invictas etc. but I’m not touching the omega.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,635
    I would not open up any of my Rolexes on my own either

    Come to think of it, I’m due for my service.

    I’ve owned my Sub since 2005, my GmtII ceramic since 2010, my Daytona since 2010, my Milgauss GV since 2009.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,635
    mark090852 wrote: »
    Just curious. To those of you that have self winding watches, do you use an automatic watch winder? I don't wear my Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 every day, and sometimes I will keep it wound using an automatic watch winder. Sometimes I just let it wind down and I rewind it by hand when I want to wear it.5vw3kgh385qb.jpg

    I have 2 winders. One is a generic Chinese made one from eBay that winds 3 watches. The other is an orbita! You know which is like better.

    I don’t use the winders anymore though, my wife says that displaying the watches just begs for trouble so now my watches hide in the closet
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,714
    Thanks gents. Sounds like 600 is gonna be the bottom end then. And agreed, noooo way am I cracking this watch open myself.
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