Anyone into watches/timepieces?

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  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 2,179
    edited July 2019
    I picked up an Apple Watch Series 4 last night, going against my stance on only using mechanical watches.

    If I do keep it, then I'm debating if I'll keep or sell my Seiko 5 Sports SNZF15J2. It's a lovely watch, but I'm not sure if it's necessary to keep in my watch case for the sake of occupying a spot in it.

    I may put out a feeler on the For Sale section, but let me know if there's any interest here. If I do sell it, it'll be complete in the box with the original and unused silicone strap, some NATO straps, and possibly the blue leather strap.

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  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 2,179
    Disregard; I’m keeping it :)
    I picked up an Apple Watch Series 4 last night, going against my stance on only using mechanical watches.

    If I do keep it, then I'm debating if I'll keep or sell my Seiko 5 Sports SNZF15J2. It's a lovely watch, but I'm not sure if it's necessary to keep in my watch case for the sake of occupying a spot in it.

    I may put out a feeler on the For Sale section, but let me know if there's any interest here. If I do sell it, it'll be complete in the box with the original and unused silicone strap, some NATO straps, and possibly the blue leather strap.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
    Lmao! Good call bro.
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    Vintage Vacheron on the left; every day Stowa on the right.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
    Nice Vach!! I would wear that for sure.
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  • Here’s a Vacheron from the 70s. The prior one is from the 60s. The watch on the left is an Omega Seamaster from the 70s.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
    That’s your Omega?
    Gorgeous
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,222
    joecoulson wrote: »
    That’s your Omega?
    Gorgeous

    There is something about those older watches, simple, discreet and beautiful. No huge amounts of bling
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  • Thanks, Joe. I bought it on eBay (not a good idea) and sent it over to the Omega repair center in Switzerland. They made it good as new with all original Omega parts. I guess I’m living in the past but I like vintage watches, stereos and cars.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,530
    Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,431
    Gshocks have a special place in my heart
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
    Me too bro, not a lot of folks get them, but they have been the foundation of my love for wristwatches since the beginning. Glad you like too.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    One of my favorite everyday pieces. Made in Detroit! :)
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,342
    Well kinda, made in China, assembled in Detroit. Better than nothing I suppose
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,091
    verb wrote: »
    One of my favorite everyday pieces. Made in Detroit! :)
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    well how about that you do know schit from Shinola….
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    stangman67 wrote: »
    Well kinda, made in China, assembled in Detroit. Better than nothing I suppose

    Ah yes, the mechanisms are imported for sure, the leather bits are fabricated here as well as the final assembly.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    One of my favorite everyday pieces. Made in Detroit! :)
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    well how about that you do know schit from Shinola….

    Lol! I was actually taken aback when they announced the name a few years back. Since then, the brand has certainly taken off! They sell everything from watches, leather goods, even bicycles, and, TT's! :)
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,033
    edited August 2019
    I like thin simple and clean. (whaja call me?) My one and only Blancpain Villeret Ultra Slim Automatic. An everyday timepiece so I don't have to look at my cell phone so much!! lol
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,189
    edited August 2019
    I'm a big fan of chronograph watches. I've had several Invictas, and think they are really great for the prices you can get them for. The most I've paid for one is a little over $100. They look and feel much more expensive than that. As I like to say, I have a champagne taste on a beer budget.

    I've always wanted a nice solar powered watch, as well as a Seiko. I purchased this one in January and it's my new favorite. The box says it's msrp is $425 and I paid $199 on Amazon.

    I'm not much of a gold fan and much prefer silver, but I think the two-tone is a classy look.

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  • jflail2jflail2 Posts: 2,886
    Love the face/bezel combo there Rick. Not normally a 2 tone fan either but it works with that one. Nice purchase.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
    Nice watch for sure!
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,552
    I've been helping my dad clean out some stuff at his house, and found a stash of old random watches. Most are cheap crap, but I found a couple of interesting ones.

    Here's a Russian military watch made by a company named Vostok. It's the paratrooper version.
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    I was surprised it is a mechanical wind-up with a screw-on crown. It runs great, and is in great cosmetic shape - not a single scratch on the crystal. The band is a replacement...need to find a better one.

    Also found this old Seiko. It's a model 6105-8000.
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    Clearly in rough shape, and it's not running. I can feel/hear something moving around inside. Research indicates these are pretty valuable if running, so I'll look into getting it repaired.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,805
    If you come, bring it with you. I have tools to open it.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    edited August 2019
    My all time sentimental fave! When the Mrs and I first started dating, she bought a matching his/hers set of these one Christmas! Movado Museum Esperanza. Nowadays big huge chunks of metal are all the rage, but these slim beauties are well, elegant! Stock pic, mine is upstairs in closet, battery dead, on a shelf dedicated to my watch collection! :) I have no idea where hers is!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,091
    joecoulson wrote: »
    If you come, bring it with you. I have tools to open it.

    Those old burglary tools.. I mean locksmith tools come in handy B)
    Now if you just can find where that spring shot off to :p
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,033
    edited August 2019
    Little love to MICKEY. My wife reminded me I still have this little gem. Never worn and harder and harder to come by. Seiko. Gifted to me when I played DW back in the mid 90's with my old Beatles Tribute. Looking now how beautiful it was crafted. I knew I still had it just don't see myself wearing it . Rethinking that now. 🐁

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  • BDTBDT Posts: 212
    edited August 2019
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    I've been wearing this for 5 or 6 years now.......I've always wanted adiver but can't justify spending the cabbage for a Rolex Submariner or an Omega Seamaster. I dig the Tudor divers but still, lot of cabbage.

    Someone turned me on to Steinhart a few years ago......the do Rolex homage watches. It's got a solid ETA movement, water tight to 300m, and it has taken a beating as I wear it at work everyday. The only gripe I have is the bezel only turns one way....not a big deal but I use that feature a lot (to keep track of ticket times in the kitchen).

    I just can't do the metal bracelets though.....I'm a NATO strap guy. When they start to stink, off with the old...in with the new.

    BDT
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,768
    edited August 2019
    verb wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    One of my favorite everyday pieces. Made in Detroit! :)
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    well how about that you do know schit from Shinola….

    Lol! I was actually taken aback when they announced the name a few years back. Since then, the brand has certainly taken off! They sell everything from watches, leather goods, even bicycles, and, TT's! :)
    Its a cool looking watch and their story is interesting. I have mixed feeling about the company and other companies like this in Detroit. I was born there in the '66. Even though the decline started in the 50's mated with the riots in '67, I have memories of a vibrant downtown in the 70's and it just went downhill from there. However, if this is the new birth and the best that we can hope for to turn around broken cities in this Country then so be it. The development and growth of parts of the city is incredible. However, places like my old neighborhood almost brings tears to my eyes, especially during a recent visit this year. The area looked real, real bad.

    In the late 70's the suburban like area on the NE side of town had everything a family could want within a couple of square miles. Supermarkets, hardware store, bakery, Dentists, music store, movie theater, drug store, clothing store, meat shop, liquor store, antique shop, bike shop, banks, bars, restaurants, Saunders Ice cream, shoe repair, lawyers office, doctors offices, you name it.

    Nevertheless its cool to see the development along the Cass Corridor where Shinola is located. However, gentrification has its ups and downs.

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,222
    BDT wrote: »
    When they start to stink, off with the old...in with the new.  BDT

    Let's hope you're not on the same lines of thinking when it comes to your underwear
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