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Old 01-19-19, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post

So what's your point?
It's jewelry.

It's part of a number of things that used to be primarily female adornment. There's a new affectation with each passing generation.
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Originally Posted by late View Post
It's jewelry.

It's part of a number of things that used to be primarily female adornment. There's a new affectation with each passing generation.

Only effeminate men wear jewelry and it's indicative of a decline in testosterone, I get it.
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Old 01-19-19, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post

Only effeminate men wear jewelry and it's indicative of a decline in testosterone, I get it.
Did he wear that every day, or was that part of some arcane, and elaborate, ritual.

You know the answer.

After you see this a couple times, it will bother you (prob) but by then your grandkid will be in a miniskirt.
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Old 01-21-19, 12:16 AM
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I was looking for a lightweight daily driver... picked up this Titanium EcoDrive.

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Old 01-21-19, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
I was looking for a lightweight daily driver... picked up this Titanium EcoDrive.

Careful, @late will have you wearing a push-up bra...
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Old 01-24-19, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
And incoming:
Sinn 856 UTC
Seiko 6309-8019, probably in worse condition than I'd like
WUS F72 GMT -- Chinese Forum group buy
Also, some straps.
The latest man-jewelry.

Sinn


Seiko, Nick Mankey Hook Strap


14 WUS F72 GMT


And a second-hand EO strap for the Dagaz
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
The latest man-jewelry.

14 WUS F72 GMT
Hey! I have one just like that! I expect we got them from the same group buy.

This one has become my near, every day, watch.

Casio MR-G 7100
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Old 01-24-19, 02:16 PM
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Hey! I have one just like that! I expect we got them from the same group buy.

This one has become my near, every day, watch.
Casio MR-G 7100
I wasn't even aware of WUS when the project completed, was bummed when I saw what I missed, just lucky enough to pick one up recently.

I have a Casio G-Shock DW-5600 that gets used at the gym, doing yardwork, working on cars/motorcycles, etc., but most of the time, I'm rotating through a half dozen other watches.
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Old 02-26-19, 09:45 AM
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I was looking for a lightweight daily driver... picked up this Titanium EcoDrive.

Nice!
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Old 02-27-19, 10:49 AM
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This should pretty much be it for the year. Lots of flipping in the past couple months. Need to put on the brakes and appreciate what I have for a while...

Back: Casio G-Shock DW5600
Front, left to right:
Zelos Mako V2, bronze with bronze bezel and "cobalt" blue dial.
Sinn 556 A. The 856 UTC was a hair too big, this one is perfect size.
Seiko SBQJ017. Sold one when I got the 856, missed it enough to track down another one.
Fortis Official Cosmonauts GMT 611.22.148. ETA movement GMT, countdown bezel, 39mm.
Seiko SNE031. Solar, a gift from Dad.
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I like the Sinn. Bold and clear. I think I'm getting old, because I don't even want a day/date anymore, I can't read it. I guess I would need a crystal with a magnifier bubble
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I like the Sinn. Bold and clear. I think I'm getting old, because I don't even want a day/date anymore, I can't read it. I guess I would need a crystal with a magnifier bubble
Soo... guessing you didn't notice the really tiny date window at 4:30 on the Sinn...? I do love the big numbers, though.
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lol like I said, I'm getting old -- didn't even notice that there! That looks even smaller than the day/date characters on the Seikos!
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Old 03-06-19, 05:52 PM
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Skin Rash on my wrist from the nickel in stainless steel ..
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I'm still wearing the rolex submariner.
If it's good enough for james bond and jack bauer, it's good enough for me.
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Old 08-06-19, 07:36 PM
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I've added a couple more to my collection.

Got a real bargain on this Seamaster, a mid-1960's no-date in absolutely fabulous condition. This is what an un-polished case looks like and a pristine dial. Look in the center of the crystal and you'll see the logo that's imprinted in Omega factory crystals. Killer:



An fairly contemporary Speedmaster:



Made a nice trade for this one; a beauty on the wrist:

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Old 08-06-19, 08:06 PM
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I wear beater watches for work and "pleasure". They last about a year, whether mechanical or quartz. My last 4 were a Komandirskie, Amphibia, a Casio similar to below, and the Casio that is shown below. I have a functional Seiko 5 which is my only surviving mechanical.

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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Not into it, either. But I get the whole status symbol / "My watch is bigger than your watch" power dynamic. My Seiko 5 is 37mm diameter...






I got tired of wearing my Muhle Glashutte Traveler everywhere after my 2 decade old Tissot divers watch wore out so I bought me a Seiko 5 about a month ago after having read something positive that you said about them in here.

I'll be damned if it doesn't keep better time and stay wound longer than the overtouted overpriced ETA 2892-A2 movement in the Muhle Glashutte Traveler. That's the one in Seamasters , IWC etc etc.

It has 21 jewels in it same as the Muhle and a "Hardex" crystal that I've already knocked the hell out of a couple of times and it cost about $70 brand new and $20 for the divers band. Same 37 mm across the case at the lugs.

Damn nice practical hardy everywhere wear everyday timepiece
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I got tired of wearing my Muhle Glashutte Traveler everywhere after my 2 decade old Tissot divers watch wore out so I bought me a Seiko 5 about a month ago after having read something positive that you said about them in here.

I'll be damned if it doesn't keep better time and stay wound longer than the overtouted overpriced ETA 2892-A2 movement in the Muhle Glashutte Traveler. That's the one in Seamasters , IWC etc etc.

It has 21 jewels in it same as the Muhle and a "Hardex" crystal that I've already knocked the hell out of a couple of times and it cost about $70 brand new and $20 for the divers band. Same 37 mm across the case at the lugs.

Damn nice practical hardy everywhere wear everyday timepiece
My Seiko 5 is the black dial version of your watch. It keeps great time for a mechanical, but my current experience in mechanicals is only with fast running sub $100 Vostoks.
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This should pretty much be it for the year. Lots of flipping in the past couple months. Need to put on the brakes and appreciate what I have for a while...
So that didn't quite happen, here's where I'm at now...



The Fortis ended up being one of those "bought vintage watch from Asia" disasters and I ended up in the hole to get rid of it. Not sure why, but I got rid of the Zelos (again), also the Sinn, and basically replaced both with the NTH Scorpene. Love the Glycine Combat 6 36mm for its smaller size -- actually measures out more like 37mm, but fit is perfect for my 7" wrist. The cartoon watch in the back is a Fossil I picked up wicked cheap, and the orange dial in the front is a vintage Soviet Zim hand-wind I picked up on vacation in Estonia. The vintage Eulit Air-Look strap cost more than the watch did...

There's bound to be more shuffling, but it's definitely less frantic and more focused than the last part of 2018...
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Current state of the collection. Motley affordables:



Luch 1-hander
I came so close to getting one of those Luchs for the heck of it a while back. What a neat concept.
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I recently added this to my collection, a Seiko SNN241 . Inexpensive, but very good quality, light-wearing, and I love the brown face. The original calfskin leather strap is nice, but a bit plain, so I've just put on this brown/cream NATO strap. It's stylish without being as flashy as a big diver with a Pepsi bezel etc - a solid casual watch to wear with jeans & a t-shirt.

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I have a few Omegas...







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I have a few Omegas...

Love the funky quartz Polaris series. Probably will pick up one of the GMT models, at some point...
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Love the funky quartz Polaris series. Probably will pick up one of the GMT models, at some point...
Thanks @mconlonx, me too! My first Omega, bought it brand new in 1987. The GMT models are really cool!
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