Let's see your mechanical watches

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

  1. saucerfiend

    saucerfiend Practically Family

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    Same here. Guess I'll have to settle for my Rolex Datejust. Woe is me.

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  2. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I've owned a few vintage watches, but not anything too costly. If I want a watch I can wear doing physical things, it'll be an unbreakable Citizen Ecodrive - and great not to have to set the time, replace a battery or have it serviced.

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    The term 'tool watch' is kind of an irritating marketing term for YouTubers, not sure a Rolex Explorer as a status symbol has qualified as one of those for some decades. Certainly not the rather delicate but pretty 1016.
     
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  3. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Now they are really pretty watches in a classic mid-century idiom and to me they look better than similar period Omegas. It's curious how such a crude mechanism, which can't even be properly serviced can survive so well for so long. A cheap shit disposable watch that ended up having heirloom qualities and classic looks.
     
  4. Beresford

    Beresford New in Town

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    Beresford New in Town

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  6. Turnip

    Turnip Practically Family

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  7. Bern1

    Bern1 One of the Regulars

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    I’ve had this one since the age of 15....
     
  8. Bern1

    Bern1 One of the Regulars

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    I mean this one, nothing fancy.

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  9. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Caravelle watches were the budget brand made by Bulova - some of those 60's ones had Japanese or Swiss movements. That one looks a little later. I quite like the mid 1960's Caravelle Sea Hunter with the Explorer style dial. Thanks to the internet cult of cool things they now go for big money, but they were a kind of $12 Timex-style watch. Five years ago you could still get them for a few bucks.
     
  10. alanfgag

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    A Gotham date-o-matic watch that belonged to my Dad. I remember being captivated by the moonphase display as a kid. A modest stainless watch with a swiss movement. My main wearer is out for service so I've been enjoying some watches that I've rarely worn. Might look for a nicer strap for this one.

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  11. Beresford

    Beresford New in Town

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    That's a cool watch!
     
  12. Bonefish Jim

    Bonefish Jim New in Town

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    One and done Omega Pre moon Speedmaster Pro
     

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  13. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Got a nice new automatic. Again Zeppelin, nothing special, just working-horse Miyota 821A. But I just like the Zeppelin's. Nice design.
    I love the hands and the cream dial on this one. And I got a ticket from Friedrichshafen to Köln, too. ;
     

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    Zoo New in Town

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    A watch pic from earlier today while I was running errands.
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  15. Brandrea33

    Brandrea33 Familiar Face

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    Checking in with the 124060 Submariner. F276EDB2-1462-4D42-82A7-C84BCBF7551C.jpeg
     
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  16. Trenchfriend

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    My new one with the Miyota 821A has levelled out on daily 12 seconds forward. :)
     
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  17. Zoo

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    I took out the ceramic insert and put in an aluminum version to give it a bit more of a '70s look.
     

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