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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Dr Roly, May 19, 2014.
Same here. Guess I'll have to settle for my Rolex Datejust. Woe is me.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve had this one since the age of 15....
I mean this one, nothing fancy.
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.
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.
That's a cool watch!
One and done Omega Pre moon Speedmaster Pro
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. ;
A watch pic from earlier today while I was running errands.
Checking in with the 124060 Submariner.
My new one with the Miyota 821A has levelled out on daily 12 seconds forward.
I took out the ceramic insert and put in an aluminum version to give it a bit more of a '70s look.
My two favorites
Rose gold Reverso
Matte dial 1680 Sub
1903 Waltham Rail road watch. Keeps time as good as any modern mechanical movement. My Great Grandfather's watch. Far as I know it has only been serviced once since built. Kinda embarrassing if you own a COSC certified, Swiss Rolex chronometer and ever care to make that comparison.
In order to be allowed for railroad use, those old pocket watches had to meet special construction standards and pass an accuracy certification process similar to COSC chronometer standards. I think I read somewhere they had to be tested weekly. Obviously, accurate time was essential for railroads to avoid the unfortunate possibility of 2 trains being at the same place at the same time.