Let's see your mechanical watches

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Dr Roly, May 19, 2014.

  1. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    I've got this 1935 Bulova Senator recently. It had an issue with the hairspring but I sent it to my watchmacker to fix it. I picked it back last week, with the hairspring fixed and fully serviced.
    I'm in love with it!
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  2. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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  3. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    Omega PO8500/45,5mm and some EDC

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  4. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    Breitling SOH II / 46mm and Carhartt Berwick

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  5. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    When did watches get so large?
    These are really nice, but much bigger than I can wear.
     
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  6. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    The Breitling is available in 44mm and 41mm as well, the Omega even down to 39mm.

    Large watches is a „trend“ that already runs a few years and still appears to go on for a while.

    As I got relative large hands and kinda stabile wrists I am happy with larger watches at the moment.

    Maybe I will change to smaller and lighter one sunny day.

    Cheers

    Turnip
     
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  7. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I love ‘em, but with my wrists I need a 36-37mm :)
     
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  8. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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    I fear it will have to be a Rolex, JLC or Vacheron Constantin instead then...:)

    Or one of those rather nice vintage Longines Tonneaus or Rectangulars, which are very much nicer to your current account...;)
     
  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I sold my 36mm Omega that fit well. I can’t really justify a fancy watch in my line of work/ lifestyle. I have some vintage ones that I like a lot, but if I were to really splurge it would be a vintage 36mm Explorer. :) I almost bought a 50s Certina that I fell in love with, but in the end...no.
     
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  10. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    @Turnip Beautiful watches - one of my favorites is the Omega PO! @handymike I still don't understand why you sold you Omega....that's such a beautiful watch! Here is my vintage Heuer:
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  11. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    To be honest Mike - some of the most attractive classic watches do not cost much but the Rolex Explorer 6150 is very nice - the more recent models, like most luxury watches, look showy and vulgar to my eye. But remember what they sometimes say about the Rolex, it's the best $500 watch you can get for $5000.
     
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  12. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    This is so true Seb, at the sight of a Rolex- the price of everything seems to go up...that said...wow!
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  13. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, it's definitely one of the best looking watches I have seen. Certainly the nicest Rolex. Once the Explorer went with applied indices, the look plummeted IMO.
     
  14. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I have one of those. It is a late 1980's model given to me by the company I worked for. Made them so much money one year they gave me a Rolex. It is nice watch, replacement value somewhere around $6-7K. The downside is that as a mechanical watch it needs an overhaul that costs another grand if you send it to Rolex. I have found a local German watch maker that does it for $500 and so far I have had to repair it twice.....but I went almost a decade not wearing it as it broke and I did not want to spend another $500 on it. It should be good for another 5 years but I fear my elderly watchmaker will be closed by then.

    The next year the company offered me another Rolex for my wife....thankfully she declined. I convinced them to give me the money and I bought an oil painting instead. The painting has yet to require any repairs.
     
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  15. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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  16. MichaelRhB

    MichaelRhB Familiar Face

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    I only have two.

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  17. Zoo

    Zoo New in Town

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    Seiko model SNKL09.
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  18. WillisandGeigerFan

    WillisandGeigerFan New in Town

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    Today, it’s a 1966 Times Marlin on a period perlon striped grosgrain-ish strap. DEC67B2B-E8F1-4DEA-A506-DCF522310F57.jpeg
     
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  19. Retired EE

    Retired EE New in Town

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    Pretty much agree with your Rolex sentiments. I bought a new Explorer 114270 from an authorized dealer in 2002. Sold the Explorer in 2012. The lack of a date indicator and the "retro" (to be polite) deployant clasp caused a loss of interest in the watch. My Archimede Outdoor Protect fulfills the tool watch category I thought the Explorer would fill-- though, the Archimede has a similar clasp, it does have the date function and is a well constructed watch.
     
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  20. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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