The wrist watch.

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

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  2. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Today, my beloved storebrand 50s style ladies-cutie. And still so f....n' fine readable. :D
     

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  5. The Jackal

    The Jackal One of the Regulars

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    I've wanted to add a watch or 2 to my attire for some time now. I'm a bit skittish about it though. I tend to be rough on watches, magically knocking into things I wouldn't have come close to if were I to not be wearing a watch.
     
  6. AbbaDatDeHat

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    57BA6408-B61E-4499-B426-5306899CBE4A.jpeg A7FDE271-0DC8-4584-8DFB-E5D8B74D9F9E.jpeg Greetings All:
    First LED watch. New 1973, still going strong.
     
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  7. Trenchfriend

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    Yeah, buddy!
     
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  8. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    For the last two or three years I've been wearing an Invicta brand watch. Made in the USA, it's a very obvious 'tribute' to the Rolex Submariner. Automatic movement. Keeps pretty good time (it maybe loses a minute or two every ten days or so.... I can easily live with that). I had the bracelet that came with it remived, and I have six or eight nylon straps I switch out eveyr two weeks or so as they need a clean / I fancy a change. I have a few other wristwatches I've picked up here and there over the years, though I'll likely pass on a lot of them as I feel I'm more now about a couple of decent watches rather than 'one for every outfit'. My Invicta I think I paid about seventy quid for on Amazon (supposedly in a 66% off sale, though how much of that was sales pitch I don't know). I enjoy that it has the Submariner style I like, but it's not pretending to be a Rolex - it wears its own branding unashamedly. I'd still like a nice, square-faced 40s-style watch and maybe a trench-watch style, but otherwise my Invicta doesn't make me feel I *need* another wrist-watch.
     
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  9. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Kartago on alligator bund strap:[​IMG]

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  10. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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  11. bearinfedora

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    In different colors. Personally I prefer power reserve indicator over date/moth option unless it is something unique.

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    WW2 Elgin...
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  13. Seb Lucas

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    That's more like it, Handymike.
     
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    Mike, is there a story regarding that watch (apart from it's obvious heritage)? It looks to be in great condition. Has it been serviced in recent times?
     
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    It’s actually an ebay find. The case and crystal are NOS and the guy totally refurbishes the movements. The face and hands are original, so it is good to go for another 75 years. I was quite surprised how beautiful it was when it arrived.
     
  16. Seb Lucas

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    Yes, they are beautiful and they were the tool watch for the ultimate job. That to me is far more elegant than a Rolex Daytona, say, with all the hideous sub dials and unnecessary, pretentious complications.
     
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  18. bearinfedora

    bearinfedora Familiar Face

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    3 days in a row. Too lazy to set the date :)
    Восток Командирские Классик 65054 серии

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  19. Trenchfriend

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    Storebrand fun again, my loungers!
    My first titanium-watch. Solid middle-class. An easy reader 28mm diameter ladies' Bauhaus cutie with japanese trademark-quartz (probably Miyota).

    Lovely no-bullshit working-class. :D

    Life's good...
     

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  20. SimonR

    SimonR One of the Regulars

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    Just bought this ... have been after a watch which is the same age as me :) and without the Rolex price tag but with the same quality

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