The wrist watch.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Wild Root, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. 2jakes

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    Hey Bob...let's see em!

    Thanx! :)
     
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  2. Trenchfriend

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    Exactly!!
    That's, why we are on TFL and not watch-communities, haha! :D

    The "Chronograph" wristwatch-thing doesn't seem to be very popular in old Germany.

    The only time, I saw an adult with an chronograph, was my ethics-teacher (age 57) in the early 5th class, but he was and is not a poser. So, it must have surely been a fine and not-cheap chronograph. I can't remember exacty, but I think, the dial was a blue one. That was in late 1995.
    But I think, he surely bought this watch after german reunification, so, probably a classic brand model from around 1990.
     
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  3. HanauMan

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    There were several German watch makers in 'Old Germany' who made chronographs and regarding your teacher, well he could have been wearing a Russian or DDR made chronographic watch. I recall a East German watch maker called Ruhla who made 'big' watches in the 1970s and I'm guessing that there were other makers too.
     
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  4. Trenchfriend

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    That's possible, but I think, his watch looked like a more or less contemporary (maybe sporty) western massmarket chronograph. The complications were classic layout, two horizontal - one down, as far as I remember.
     
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    My brother-in-law once gave me a
    "Trolex"!

    Looks so real from a distance! :D

    I luv it!
     
  6. Seb Lucas

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    Amen Brother. The fashion for plate-sized sports watches with horrendous, busy dials makes no sense to me. I was talking to a wealthy Estate Agent this Christmas and he had no idea what all the little sub-dials on his watch actually did - it was simply to look impressive. I would rather wear a $50 plain Timex than a $50,000 Swiss made vulgarity.
     
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    Double Amen !
    I hear you brother!
     
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    My standard hoster from Germany wants registration now, so, I will upload directly from now on.

    Just for fun, my beloved stainless steel 28mm easy reader from Karstadt. :D
     

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    Easy read
    nice!
     
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    And always paying attention, that a new watch got a minute-index.

    Who really wants a "guessometer"?? ;)
     
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    Just easy reader fun, again. The blue of my two 40mm, I bought before the 28mm. Excellent to read in every situation.
     

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    Sorry, loungers. Resistance was futile, again.
    On Tuesday, I was in department store and bought a new pair of boots. And since we are already there, we of course sneak over to the good old watch department, again. :D

    In the last weeks, I was still in the mood for nice new "Gelsenkirchener Barock". ;) But like I said before, Festina with their "Extra"-series didn't made the deal and I finally gave up the idea of getting the Citizen "ER0203-00B". But this nice storebrand one for the ladies (26 mm diameter) haunted in my head, the last weeks, too. So now, I just grabbed it. And despite the white dial, it's astonishing easy to read! And I got now a classic, creamy 50s-watch, like I wanted. :)
     

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  14. 2jakes

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    A classic
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    I do like the plain Submariner. My daily driver these days is an Invicta Submariner homage; had I the money to sink into a serious watch, I would be looking at a model similar to that Macqueen one - or, more likely, the Tudor model.
     
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    Don't know, but if it's for sale, it's
    going to be $$$$$$

    "Actor, Director, and Producer Paul Newman, whose achievements on the big screen has hardly been contended, owned a Rolex Daytona amongst his most prized possessions. At an auction in October 2017, Newman’s watch sold for over $17.8 million after fees and percentages, setting a record for most valuable watch sold at an auction"

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    JFK wearing the Omega ‘Ultra Thin’ at his inauguration ball, January 20th 1961
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    I used to own a similar jacket like McQueen's.
    I recall the jacket would have a green color
    when I wore it outside. Inside a room,
    the jacket would have another color hue.
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