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#1 2015-07-18 02:03:59

spannermonkey
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Watch fetish

I've moved onto watches lately roll

Just picked up the orange Seiko on the left cool
My favourite is the Citizen Eco Drive Chrono in the middle
And it all started with the Omega Sea Master on the right

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#2 2015-07-18 02:04:46

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Re: Watch fetish

Sigh.....I like watches, but ever since my cellphone is on me 24/7 I just don't see the need.  lol

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#3 2015-07-18 02:16:18

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Re: Watch fetish

Watch porn. That's "watch" the noun not "watch" the verb.  wink

http://girards.com/

And enjoy the wonderful background stories (entirely fictional of course) about some of the watches.

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#4 2015-07-18 02:19:47

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Re: Watch fetish

Here's one as a matter of interest:

Chuck Pesty was known to all in Corn Corners, Oregon as a real problem child, even though he was an adult.  The local "Suds & Beef"  had barred him from entering their pub as he was always getting drunk and "blowing beef at the Suds & Beef".  His long suffering mother, Blanche, purchased Chuck a really well kept CYMA wrist watch with the hopes he would change his way but Chuck told her neither wanted a watch or know the time of day.  Through the years Blanche saw to it that the unworn, by Chuck, CYMA wrist watch was maintained and well kept as her son, Chuck, became a member of a strange cult known as the "Banana Heads".  The members, all 10 of them, thought of the banana as an object to be admired and cared for.  On special occasions they all wore bright yellow banana type suits and would swarm the local market purchasing all the bananas for their use only.  One bright & sunny day the members all piled into a station wagon, with Chuck at the wheel, and wearing their banana suits headed for the big city.  Tragedy struck at a railroad crossing as their vehicle was smashed to pieces by a freight train traveling at a rapid rate and the banana heads  all lost their lives.  Police Officer Fleetus Flatfoot remarked to the fine citizens of Corn Corners the accident scene was a real sight to behold.  The train was loaded with a shipment of bananas and you could not tell where the bananas ended and the banana boys began.  Blanche hearing the news was grief stricken and gave Chuck's immaculate CYMA watch to Police Officer Flatfoot for his efforts in sorting through the wreckage.  For many years officer Flatfoot proudly wore this CYMA and saw to its care & cleaning.  Before officer Flatfoot moved into Porter's Rest & Funeral Home to spend his remaining days, he sold the CYMA timepiece to Girard Sensoli as he knew Girard would find a good owner for it.  When purchasing this fine timepiece be sure to ask about Girard's unique lay away plan.


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#5 2015-07-18 02:22:34

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Re: Watch fetish

I just placed an order for this watch.  It's a start up from Melbourne and a beautiful watch in the flesh smile
www.melbournewatch.com.au

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#6 2015-07-18 02:32:22

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Re: Watch fetish

Any recommendations on a quality mechanical watch brand?  Preferably reasonably priced...  lol

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#7 2015-07-18 02:46:13

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Re: Watch fetish

Mechanical watch & reasonably priced.
You can have one or the other :-)
I tried this a few years back. You're not allowed battery powered watches in underground mines with a potential for explosive gases.

Closest I came was russian made watches for their military. But they were still hella-expensive and kept terrible time.

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#8 2015-07-18 02:56:19

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Re: Watch fetish

I like old Tudor watches!

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#9 2015-07-18 03:35:06

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Re: Watch fetish

Old Tudor watches are very nice

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So are old Omega's

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#10 2015-07-18 05:56:53

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Re: Watch fetish

Haha, I'm reading up on horology as well but my wife is making sure I don't go down that path.

PMs are bad enough she says tongue


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#11 2015-07-18 06:22:43

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Re: Watch fetish

Arsenal wrote:

I just placed an order for this watch.  It's a start up from Melbourne and a beautiful watch in the flesh smile
www.melbournewatch.com.au

Where are they made? and by whom?

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#12 2015-07-18 06:23:36

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Re: Watch fetish

Altima wrote:

Haha, I'm reading up on horology as well but my wife is making sure I don't go down that path.
PMs are bad enough she says tongue

Your wife knows about your PM's?
There's your problem...

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#13 2015-07-18 07:54:17

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Re: Watch fetish

SilverDJ wrote:
Altima wrote:

Haha, I'm reading up on horology as well but my wife is making sure I don't go down that path.
PMs are bad enough she says tongue

Your wife knows about your PM's?
There's your problem...

+1


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#14 2015-07-18 08:05:54

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Re: Watch fetish

spannermonkey wrote:

I've moved onto watches lately roll

Just picked up the orange Seiko on the left cool
My favourite is the Citizen Eco Drive Chrono in the middle
And it all started with the Omega Sea Master on the right

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c220/ … g~original


Nice!
Vintage alarm watches (Seiko Bellmatics, JLC Memovox, Bulova and Citizen WristAlarm) are my Achilles heel roll

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#15 2015-07-18 08:47:06

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Re: Watch fetish

The Citizen Promaster Sensor is one of the best watches you can find!

These were around back in the 1990's and were the first of the first! Solid and brilliant inlayed with gold. ( Not too big on your wrist...just nice)

Rare to find now. (Original release)

Sold back in 1995 for about 6 - 700 AUD.

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http://joycejewellery.com/collections/p … en-s-watch


Specs

Citizen Promaster Sensor JP1014-09E

Ana-digi Quartz movement.
Professional Divers Watch.
Underwater Depth Display Down to 260 Feet - 80 m.
Water-temperature indicator (-5ºC~+40ºC).
For diving: Log memo (4 dives).
Depth alarm.
Dive time alarm.
Maximum depth indicator.
Dive time(up to 100 minutes).
Rapid ascent warning.
1/100 second Chronograph Measures up to 24 Hours.
Alarm.
Full auto Calendar.
Screwdown crown and Screw Caseback.
Unidirectional rotating elapsed time bezel.
Mineral Glass.
Stainless steel Case. Rubber Band.
Battery Life: About 2 years.
Dimensions:
Length: 48 mm.
Wide: 48 mm.
Height: 15 mm.
Weight: 117 g.

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#16 2015-07-19 20:12:39

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Re: Watch fetish

Tissot Seastar Chronograph Automatic  one of the best automatic mechanical watches on the planet for the money. rolex factory mechanicals (little know)  about 900usd      if you go no chronograph 500usd   great watch auto wind   beat it to death and it keeps telling perfect time

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#17 2015-07-19 20:17:02

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Re: Watch fetish

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#18 2015-07-20 00:04:20

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Re: Watch fetish

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#19 2015-07-20 03:25:50

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Re: Watch fetish

Sorry mate, Pierre Cardin is an immediate put off. But maybe only to those who lived it in the 80's. Kind of like Ken Done tea towels. big_smile

Thanks for posting.

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#20 2015-07-20 03:36:20

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Re: Watch fetish

Another Seiko Divers watch lined up for Wednesday cool
And another Citizen EcoDrive Chronograph for next week roll
lol OK I'm addicted tongue


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#21 2015-07-20 03:42:07

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Re: Watch fetish

mmm....shiney! wrote:

Sorry mate, Pierre Cardin is an immediate put off. But maybe only to those who lived it in the 80's. Kind of like Ken Done tea towels. big_smile

Thanks for posting.


No need to be sorry, its still sitting in its original box. tongue
Prefer my skeleton watch personally, will put a photo up later


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#22 2015-07-20 04:32:37

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Re: Watch fetish

How much is a quality mechanical watch?
(I know they probably have a wide price range - what is it?)

Brands to stay away from?

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#23 2015-07-20 04:55:40

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Re: Watch fetish

-j-p-shmorgan wrote:

How much is a quality mechanical watch?
(I know they probably have a wide price range - what is it?)

Brands to stay away from?

The Seiko Divers/Scuba watch is cheap and reliable
The older they are the more collectable they are


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#24 2015-07-20 05:03:37

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Re: Watch fetish

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#25 2015-07-20 05:16:29

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Re: Watch fetish

spannermonkey wrote:
-j-p-shmorgan wrote:

How much is a quality mechanical watch?
(I know they probably have a wide price range - what is it?)

Brands to stay away from?

The Seiko Divers/Scuba watch is cheap and reliable
The older they are the more collectable they are

Thanks.  Also seeing some reasonable Stuhrling watches w/ good reviews.

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