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#76 2016-09-28 04:45:06

Clawhammer
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Re: Watch fetish

Nyar Napth... dunno anything about them.
I don't go underground anymore and about the only watch that I haven't been able to destroy has been the Casio G-Shocks..even my 'dress' watch is a G-Shock

this is my pride and joy Mudmaster

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this is my work watch beside it GX-56 or King of the G-Shocks cool

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#77 2016-09-28 05:08:55

Clawhammer
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Re: Watch fetish

For anyone that is interested in this whole quartz mumbo jumbo, here's a fantastic video on how they made the quartz wafers for tuning the frequencies on WW2 radio sets. The principal is the same for anything with a quartz circuit..including quartz springs who's electrical impedance changes when "squashed" (you'll see them doing this is in the movie)

If you put a DC electrical current into a quartz crystal it will vibrate at an extremely consistent frequency (pulses). The watches circuitry counts these pulses (many thousands per second) and when enough have been counted.. the watch ticks over its 'seconds' hand... and the process repeats.

The thickness of the wafer detirmines its frequency and while the process is a lot more automated these days, its amazing to see the effort that was entailed in the early days (not that long ago really).

For those of you interested in geology, much of what is entailed in this video chemistry, crystallography, slide preparation, petrographic microscopy is the bread and butter of a geologist job.


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#78 2016-10-15 17:56:55

Gullintanni
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Re: Watch fetish

Clawhammer wrote:

For anyone that is interested in this whole quartz mumbo jumbo, here's a fantastic video on how they made the quartz wafers for tuning the frequencies on WW2 radio sets. The principal is the same for anything with a quartz circuit..including quartz springs who's electrical impedance changes when "squashed" (you'll see them doing this is in the movie)

If you put a DC electrical current into a quartz crystal it will vibrate at an extremely consistent frequency (pulses). The watches circuitry counts these pulses (many thousands per second) and when enough have been counted.. the watch ticks over its 'seconds' hand... and the process repeats.

The thickness of the wafer detirmines its frequency and while the process is a lot more automated these days, its amazing to see the effort that was entailed in the early days (not that long ago really).

For those of you interested in geology, much of what is entailed in this video chemistry, crystallography, slide preparation, petrographic microscopy is the bread and butter of a geologist job.


Cool documentary.
You can tel i am from NZ as the first thing that really struck me was at the 5 minute mark when the guy grabbed the big box of crystals all by himself.
In NZ today that would be a major health and safety violation lifting that much weight all by yourself, LOL.
I really hate the new world being created around us with all the new rules and PC attitudes.

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#79 2016-10-16 01:07:28

Fat Penguin
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Re: Watch fetish

Here's mine.
2006 (I think) yachtmaster platinum.

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#80 2016-10-16 05:25:33

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Re: Watch fetish

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It's a damned shame that 'swatch' is patched around the rim (absolutely no bonus points from watch lovers), but I shit you negative - this has gained much female attention, which means it's currently my watch-of-choice! ~$260, automatic but needs tuning every 2 days or so. Edit: I am in my 20's, so probably suits my age bracket. And couldn't see myself getting away with it in later years (like driving a Toyota 86 instead of a Porsche).

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#81 2016-10-18 06:25:33

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Re: Watch fetish

My new old trench watch.
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Still works, and looks shit hot imo, wonder if we will say the same about an Apple iwatch in 100+ years

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#82 2016-10-20 08:14:34

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Re: Watch fetish

kangawoo wrote:

My new old trench watch.
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Still works, and looks shit hot imo, wonder if we will say the same about an Apple iwatch in 100+ years

Are they rubies I see there or just patina?  If so, nice jewel movement!

Shiny.

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#83 2016-10-20 20:05:20

JulieW
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Re: Watch fetish

Here's an article for you watch enthusiasts.


https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl … igital-age

For eight days each year, Basel becomes the centre of the watch universe. The fair's organisers claimed 150,000 paying visitors and 1,800 brands spread over 141,000 square metres of exhibition space. Admission cost 60 Swiss francs a day (almost £50), for which one could have bought a nice Timex. Near the Breitling pavilion was an obelisk for Omega, and a palace for Rolex. TAG Heuer adorned its booth with a TAG Heuer-sponsored Formula 1 racing car. One could spend many hours walking the plush carpets here, and encounter many very handsome men and women promoting Breguet, Hublot, and Longines, and very many handsome men and women buying their wares, too. Some booths were also selling jewellery – including Chanel, Gucci and Chopard – and some brands were selling watches covered in jewels: symphonies of the unnecessary, such as the Harry Winston Premier Moon Phase 36mm, with mother of pearl and 104 brilliant-cut diamonds.

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#84 2016-10-24 05:57:52

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Re: Watch fetish

ShinyStuff wrote:
kangawoo wrote:

My new old trench watch.
https://s14.postimg.org/cxcdrkb4x/s_l16 … YUJBIC.jpg
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https://s15.postimg.org/hl59ltyuj/s_l1f … 1_Y7_C.jpg
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https://s17.postimg.org/qq9l1z51b/s_l1f … _G01_N.jpg
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Still works, and looks shit hot imo, wonder if we will say the same about an Apple iwatch in 100+ years

Are they rubies I see there or just patina?  If so, nice jewel movement!

Shiny.

Hi Shiny
Yes they are rubies, 15j movement

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#85 2016-10-24 06:02:26

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Re: Watch fetish

My Waltham trench watch.
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#86 2016-11-01 11:19:14

serial
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Re: Watch fetish

I got a couple of gold watches recently (I am selling one) but will put up pictures for people to admire
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#87 2016-11-06 00:18:28

serial
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Re: Watch fetish

I go this recently to
1969 Bulova Accutron Calender 18ct gold wrist watch
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#88 2016-12-12 10:10:24

serial
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Re: Watch fetish

just put this up in the sales thread, thought I would share here
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